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On Boston

Published on April 17, 2013 By bmagnus

My tax day post was obviously pre-written, and the actual events of the Boston Marathon Bombing left me with nothing coherent or original to say. As things stand, there are few answers and much worthless conjecture. If anybody tries to tell you that “everybody knows,” remember that once upon a time “everybody knew” that the […]

Medical Problem: the Law of Supply and Demand is Still in Effect

Published on April 2, 2013 By bmagnus

As we all know, all too soon we Americans will be required to purchase health insurance from the highly profitable corporations that got us into the health insurance “reform” debacle. Even people who should know better think we just have to have mandatory insurance to abolish pre-existing conditions because after all “people would buy insurance on […]

I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time

Published on December 27, 2012 By bmagnus

USA Today tells us that thanks to patient surveys, hospitals are kissing our butts: Special air-blowing vests keep patients warm pre-surgery. Private rooms are the norm. Staffers regularly check in with patients to anticipate their toilet and showering needs to cut down on call-light usage. Patients are given clear discharge instructions. Cleaning is no longer […]

Oh sure, I totally know him.

Published on October 11, 2012 By bmagnus

I’m blaming Busted Knuckles for invoking his name in comments: In Closing: effing candyman; maybe a clue why is in the previous post’s comments?; follow up; more follow up (attackers knew irony?); Military wants to save you $3,000,000,000 but Congress won’t let them; sorry Wendy, when you serve burgers in paper wrappers on plastic trays, you […]

Shorties Awakening

Published on August 23, 2012 By bmagnus

When Al Jazeera points this out, it’s a problem: School to Prison Pipeline. If you find this topic interesting (or horrifying, whatever), the ACLU is a great place to start. Old Flowers: In this case, 32,000 years old. For those keeping track, that’s over 5 times as old as young-Earth creationists think the world is. <sarcasm> […]

Cyrus: Shorties of a Serial Killer

Published on June 29, 2011 By bmagnus

8 Years: Somehow I managed to overlook my Blogiversary. Next time you have a hard time getting through to your doctor’s office: Remember that the Feds are tying up the line trying to figure out how hard it is for you to get an appointment. He’s just so nice: Matt Damon is trying to find […]

Just another day in Vegas

Published on March 25, 2010 By bmagnus

I took this picture yesterday from the third floor of the Clark County Courthouse, around noon. It was a beautiful day. In Closing: “And the recess appointment power doesn’t work why?”; common sense; keeping their priorities straight; yeah, I think many of us would have bought the T-shirt; NY Times catches up to the end […]