Keep it safe and legal
I am very upset by the ultra-conservative stance against women by the Republicans. As a nurse for 44 years, this has really boggled my mind. Since when is it their or any one's business except the patient and her health care provider?
As a young nurse I saw the horrible outcomes of backroom, coat-hanger abortions, hemorrhage, sepsis, tetanus, perforated uterus, bowel and death.
Roe vs. Wade in part offset the cost of botched illegal abortions. The morbidity and mortality of abortion dropped dramatically.
Keep it safe, and keep it legal. Never again.
Recall P.J. O'Rourke
With presidential elections around the corner one should recall the great American philosopher P. J. O'Rourke who said:
"Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer and remove crabgrass from your lawn.
"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."
Few people bought the GM electric car. With cheap gas who would pay the high price for one?
They had to stop production and lay off workers.
Now that gas is over $4, President Obama can order GM to start production again, helping both unemployment and the environment.
How about a Record-Eagle cheer for him?