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Mike "Lefty" Stanfill
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I found the following on dailykos.com, written by
Susie Madrak, bless her little pea-pickin' heart:
I have this idea. It's pretty simple and I think
it will appeal to a lot of people.
Here it is.
I want every uninsured man and woman who comes
down with swine flu to go sit in the waiting rooms
of their elected representatives.
That's it. Just sit there - coughing. Throwing
your used Kleenex in their trash receptacles. If
they want us to suffer, they should have to look
at at the logical consequences of their inaction.
Tell them you're going to keep coming back until
they manage to pass something that's actually going
to help people instead of lining the pockets of
the insurance companies.
If the weather gets cold, set up a tent in the
parking lot, put a sign on it that says "Waiting
Room: Waiting for Affordable Health Care." Set
up your lawn chairs and invite everyone who passes
to sit there with you. Be sure to call your local
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When I was 14 I helped a friend bus tables at a church
Some drunk guys tipped me $3. For me, that was a lot
When the pastor heard about it he insisted I fork it
over, which I did.
That was a long, long time ago, but it was the last
money the church ever got from me.