Saturday, January 28, 2012

Right Jabs For January 28, 2012

Harriet Beecher Stowe is credited with saying, “A woman's health is her capital.”  To that end, I am dead-ass broke.  It all started last April when I fell victim to pneumonia and again in September.  I was given a pneumonia shot in September after a follow-up visit to my doctor and when I was on the road to recovery was given my annual flu shot.

One would think that I had armored myself against any more nasty stuff for the duration of the winter months.  One would think, but alas, I got sick again on December 30th with bronchitis and a horrible case of sinus infection.  I went to the doctor and was given the antibiotic generally prescribed for pneumonia to clear it up.  I haven’t been well since.

I’m starting to think that I’m doomed to walk around feeling like death warmed over.

It is because of this that I have not posted on a consistent basis and have let down my many three readers.

I generally consider myself to be not too stupid despite Newsweek calling critics of the errand boy sent by grocery clerks dumb.  So I decided to self-medicate.  Mucinex® and Sudafed-PE® fortified with mega-doses of Vitamin C seem to be making a difference.  Instead of bringing up a lung when I cough, there’s just a rattle now.  I have little more energy and my outlook on life is cheerier than it’s been for more than a month.

So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. 

Herewith, are links to what others are saying in the dextrosphere.  Enjoy what you read at the links, and for goodness sake, have a great weekend.

Fighting fire with fire.

Deep down we’re shallow. But do you want to win?  Really, really win?

Hopeful happiness or damn you Newt.  Damn you to hell.

Gone viral.  The “Debt Generation”.

If 2012 is a decisive election—then we need a candidate with the courage and rectitude to make the choice clear to the voters, so that once in office he has the mandate to fix this mess.”

Facebook quote of the week.

Start preparing those questions for Barack, America.

[As] good a reason as any to jettison this clown come November.

In pulling apart fault lines which are not easily put back together because they embody an emotional fissure in the Republican Party, Romney may win his battles, but he is losing our war.

That’s it, he’s toast. He lied under oath, and Congressional Republicans can prove it, now.

Polite applause versus wild cheering.

That NRO's Rich Lowry would follow up his ignorance and sloppy incompetence as an editor over the Abrams, Lord dust up with petulance suggests his temperament hasn't changed much since he was 12 years old when former President Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980.

The economy is great right now. There are millions of jobs everywhere, even if you can't see them because they're invisible jobs. They only come out at night and during State of the Union addresses.

A president whose nomination was supposed to save the Earth has come up small on an XL pipeline.

Toe my line or the dog gets it.

Oh, fantastic.  Tell me more.

I’m not talking the low-grade level of discomfort I feel when the President flat-out lies about how none of the bad things that have happened to us in the past three years are his fault or how the inaction from the Democratically-controlled Senate is really the fault of Republicans. I’m talking about real unease at the prospect of the systematic destruction of a fundamental pillar of American character.

What people have observed is a willingness on Gingrich’s part to use pugnacious language against Obama. Romney does not use pugnacious language; he exercises the suicidal false politeness that has lamed the GOP…

And finally…


  1. Guaifenesin (Mucinex) does wonders. I have no idea why doctors don't utilize it more. Make sure you're not using the Mucinex with added decongestants. I use the store brand and up the dose a bit because the store brand is usually 400 mg and I think Mucinex in 600 mg.

    And (believe it or not) an old fashioned mustard pack works well, too.

  2. Thanks Nurse Adrienne. I must admit I'm not familiar with what a mustard pack is but I guess I can Google it.

    Thanks for taking the time to post your comment here.

  3. While a mustard pack may work, I highly doubt you'd want to do it - very messy. Moist heating pad might be the ticket...

    Love your new vid...

  4. Thanks Adrienne. Have a great weekend, what's left of it, that is.

  5. LMAO. Thanks for the link. I voted for Santorum. Feel better.

  6. @Bride of Rove,

    Glad you stopped by and took a moment to post a comment.


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