Jabberwocky for 2004 February 25 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (5) : Gracie Harsh, one of my students, had her baby die of cancer. He was only eight months old. She is selling chile verde burritos to raise money for Relay for Life. The burritos are really good, and we all sat chomping them in class.

It makes me furious that in this country only the wealthy have access to state-of-the-art medical care and Gracie is selling burritos to advance that state-of-the-art. The other thing that upsets me is George Bush is spending billions of dollars on his ego in Iraq; meanwhile he has plopped on his promise to fund AIDS research. And Gracie is selling burritos. This is where a "compassionate conservative leads us." I say, let George Bush hold a bake sale.


Comments:

Posted by Alyson at Thu Feb 26 2004 07:12

That George W. is a crooked man. Makes me seethe. Down with him in 2004!!!

Posted by John at Thu Feb 26 2004 10:01

I don't recall the situation being any better under Clinton. My dad's meds weren't any cheaper then.

Posted by Frances at Thu Feb 26 2004 16:28

Mine were. Well, not that they were cheaper; they were still outrageous, but there were more of them available and even more in the pipeline for future use. The current administration has dried up the funding for AIDS research.

Posted by Alyson at Sat Feb 28 2004 06:43

Ah, there I've done it--I've entered the political dialogue that I promised myself I wouldn't get involved in. Well, to be honest, I didn't pay any real attention to politics until about three years ago, after I'd graduated from BYU and removed my nose from my Norton Anthologies. Previous to that time, I pretty much followed my parents' political persuasions (out of fear of their disapproval, really). So I can't say anything about Clinton's presidency. But my displeasure with Bush doesn't come from his policies on health care necessarily; I don't like him because I think he is generally duplicitous.

Posted by Susie at Sun Feb 29 2004 09:10

*still not getting involved*


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