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Monday, March 26, 2007

Henry Waxman TOTALLY ROCKS!!

And this woman's ass is grass.

I just can't believe these unfolding scandals. Every day, every hour, something new comes to light. Katrina, Walter Reed, inadequate psych care for vets with PTSD, failing pumps in New Orleans, billions of dollars disappearing in Iraq, the justice department firing attorneys for political reasons, lying to Congress, lying to the press, lying to the electorate, the ruthlessness combined with the treachery and dishonesty is enough to make a person ill.

Well, oversight is here at last.

You GO, Henry Waxman!!

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At 10:18 PM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

I was just catching up on your posts and realized I missed the one a week ago that said you have had pneumonia!

Also, I looked up the word "crepitatious" - first I googled it and low and behold the third entry was your very same entry from below! Then I checked the dictionary and it mentioned something about a "crackling sound" -- I take it this is what you breathing sounded like at the time? I hope you are feeling much better now, although I'm sure it will take awhile to get your strength back.

Back when I had the cats, I smoked heavily and didn't know I was also allergic to the cats. So I always had asthma and many bouts with bronchitus. But I had a doctor who "didn't believe in allergists," so it wasn't until I ended up at UCLA emergency room because I couldn't breathe when I had a bad cold that I was told to have a pulmonary specialist check me out. He's the one who sent me to the allergist. By that time the cats were gone, but the dander was still in the carpets (I had lived in the same apartment with the cats for about 20 years).

I haven't had any asthma or bronchitus attacks at all since then. So you can see why I'm concerned about the allergies. I could never breathe, always had to use inhalors -- a very uncomfortable way to live!

At 8:46 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hi, Sandy-la, thanks so much for your sweet and caring post. Yes, life has been pretty rotten the past couple of weeks. Apart from being unable to breathe and hearing all these weird noises in my lungs, I was coughing so badly, my entire torso hurt. I'm mostly better now, and I've *almost* quit smoking. I'm trying to, anyway. I've never been a heavy smoker, but I wish I could quit for good.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

Glad to hear you've never been a heavy smoker. I had the dickens of a time quitting and that was 20 years ago. Someone I know used some kind of pill-form medication. She hasn't smoked in more than 2 months and she doesn't seem to have cravings and she's tried to quit many times in the past two or three years.

Good luck to you. Glad you're beginning to feel better.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Sandy-LA 90034 said...

P.S. The stop-smoking medication that seems to be working for my friend is called "Chantix." You may not need it if you're not a heavy smoker. But it is a resource that seems to work for some people.

At 9:23 PM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

Hey, wow, Sandy? Thanks so much! It's day 16 after the first pneumonia attack, and frankly? I never want another cigarette. In my nicotinous defense, I will say that I smoked up everything in the house anyway, but - for once - I didn't enjoy it at all. Pee-ooo.


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