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Left Over: Un-Friendly Persuasion..Voter Fraud and the CBC’s Lazy, Hazy Reportage

Donald Trump persuading Republicans, but would lose to Hillary Clinton, polls suggest Republican front-runner could lose big to a Democrat, with Bernie Sanders even stronger than Clinton By Éric Grenier, for CBC News Posted: Mar 23, 2016 9:43 AM ET Last … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Left Over: Un-Friendly Persuasion..Voter Fraud and the CBC’s Lazy, Hazy Reportage

daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Albertan Graffiti: Jim Prentice buys a 1956 Ford Thunderbird

After months warning Albertans that declining oil prices will have dire consequences unless we ‘tighten their belts‘ and make ‘tough choices,” Alberta Premier Jim Prentice has made some tough decisions of his own. Returning home from an official government visit to Houston, Texas… Continue Reading →

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Five Tips for New Caregivers

By Jacob Edward As Americans, we tend to forget that care giving has existed for almost as long as humans have been around. Recently, with the recession in 2008, more people are living in multigenerational homes. In many other countries, multigenerational living is the norm, but for us we’re still working out the kinks. Maybe . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Five Tips for New Caregivers

The Disaffected Lib: In Today’s Flash Flooding News

Our cousins in Winnipeg are dealing with the celestial overflow that triggered flash flooding.  The Weather Network attributed it to the, by now standard, slow-moving rainstorm that hit the city and lingered long enough to deliver more than 75 mm. or 3″ of rain in about 90-minutes.

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It’s been a common . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: In Today’s Flash Flooding News

PostArctica: Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

Came across this remarkable art in honour of dead miners.

“The Mammoth Miners Memorial honors 55 miners who lost their lives over the years in the San Manuel, St. Anthony and Tiger mines. Along with a statue of a hard-rock miner and ore buckets, the memorial features a sculpture of life-size metal skeletons holding mining . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

PostArctica: Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

Came across this remarkable art in honour of dead miners.

“The Mammoth Miners Memorial honors 55 miners who lost their lives over the years in the San Manuel, St. Anthony and Tiger mines. Along with a statue of a hard-rock miner and ore buckets, the memorial features a sculpture of life-size metal skeletons holding mining . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

The Disaffected Lib: The Most Powerful Advocate for Gay Rights in America – The Fortune 500

Big Business had its boot firmly on Arizona governor Jan Brewer’s leathered neck this week when she vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to discriminate against gays.

…a letter arrived at her office early this week with a stern warning from some of the biggest names in the local business community.

Signed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The Most Powerful Advocate for Gay Rights in America – The Fortune 500

The Disaffected Lib: Christian Fundamentalists Score Another Win. Uganda Implements Anti-Gay Law.

What do Arizona governor Jan Brewer and Uganda prez Yowari Musevini have in common?  They both preside over homophobic governments oppressive to gays.

Brewer is widely expected to sign into law a bill that allows discrimination against pretty much anybody who strays too far from the dictates of Christian fundamentalists.   Her Ugandan counterpart, Musevini, . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Christian Fundamentalists Score Another Win. Uganda Implements Anti-Gay Law.

LeDaro: John McCain takes beating at a town hall meeting re: Syrian intervention

McCain’s constituents gave it to him at a town hall meeting in Arizona. Syrian intervention is going to be a hard sell to Americans. I understand 80% Americans are opposed to such an intervention. Americans have not forgotten Iraq war, argument and justifications by Obama and his officials sounds like a page from George W. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: John McCain takes beating at a town hall meeting re: Syrian intervention

Dented Blue Mercedes: A Real Bathroom Bill.

The Bathroom Bill was supposed to be voted on today.

No, I’m not talking about the human rights bill that opponents have tried to tag with that nickname — C-279, which proposes to clarify and enunciate legal protections for most transsexual and transgender Canadians (although the removal of the class “gender expression” has opened some . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: A Real Bathroom Bill.

The Disaffected Lib: It’s a Start

I couldn’t resist borrowing the Ann Coulter line.  A woman in the state that thinks Jan Brewer should be their governor has run down her husband because (a) he didn’t vote and (b) Barack Obama won re-election to the White House.Holly Solomon, 28, … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s a Start

The Scott Ross: Ideology Involves Action

Efficiency has no allegiances and your beliefs are meaningless if you do nothing about them. These are two messages for the federal Liberals in Canada and they come from Tea Party supporter and Arizona Congressman David Schweikert (video below)

“How do you teach people that a movement isn’t sitting around a room and . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Ideology Involves Action

DeSmogBlog: ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter Council of State Governments

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19th Century German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said, "If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made."

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), put on the map by the Center for Media and Democracy in its "ALEC Exposed" project, is the archetype of von Bismarck's truism. So too are the fracking chemical disclosure bills . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter Council of State Governments

Those Emergency Blues: Arizona is Where Educating Patients is Bad, Bad, Bad: An Amanda Trujillo Update

Just a few words about Amanda Trujillo. Jennifer Olin at RNCentral.com has detailed at the latest twists and turns of her case. I won’t repeat everything, but I want to comment instead on the Arizona State Board of Nursing’s latest action. The BoN has added a further charge that Trujillo has misrepresented herself as “an . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Arizona is Where Educating Patients is Bad, Bad, Bad: An Amanda Trujillo Update

The Vagina Ideologues

Oh joy, rapture and crapture! More excited delirium from the “Government-Small-Enough-to-Crawl-Up-Your-Vagina-and-Police-Your-Uterus” crowd: Conservative Arizona lawmakers hope Arizona will join a handful of other states in banning most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation, as proposed in House Bill 2036. House Bill 2800, which would strip Planned Parenthood of federal funds for health-care services, is still . . . → Read More: The Vagina Ideologues

Left Over: WTF McCain?

Years ago, I had a certain grudging respect for John McCain…after all, he had fought his way through debilitating torture as a POW, seemed to be a bit of what, in Canada, we used to call a Red Tory, and until the last several years, was probably the least offensive of Republicans in the news…

. . . → Read More: Left Over: WTF McCain?

Those Emergency Blues: Why Physicians Should Care about Amanda Trujillo

[This post appeared last week, in slightly modified form, at KevinMd.com. Nice to see it’s generating a huge response and vigorous debate there. TE.]

For the past month, the case of Amanda Trujillo has resonated deeply among nurses, triggering an avalanche of postings on Facebook, Twitter and in the nursing blogosphere. Trujillo is the Arizona . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Why Physicians Should Care about Amanda Trujillo

Those Emergency Blues: Just Lie Back and Think of Florence — Or Not

Nurse K, possibly the doyenne of nurse bloggers, gives her two cents on Amanda Trujillo. Her advice is to surrender:

Yes, I’m going to say it: Forget advocating. Be humble. Be honest and consistent. Go through the process. Listen to your attorney. Your most important asset as a terminated person is an unrestricted nursing . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Just Lie Back and Think of Florence — Or Not

Molly'sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-10 19:42:00

AMERICAN LABOUR:

MORE ANTI-WORKER LEGISLATION IN ARIZONA:

The following item is from the National Public Radio in the USA.

☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼☼Arizona Lawmakers Target Public Workers’ Unionsby Ted Robbins

February 9, 2012

Labor unions plan to rally in front of the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday afternoon to protest four bills . . . → Read More: Molly’sBlog: Molly’sBlog 2012-02-10 19:42:00

Those Emergency Blues: Observations and Assessments

Notions to small for a blog post, all in one place, a.k.a. the periodic link dump.

Giving all aid short of actual help. First, some words from the American Nurses Association on Amanda Trujillo. The ANA finallyissued a news release, in which they absolutely avoided, like nervous grannies dithering over an icy stretch of sidewalk, . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Observations and Assessments

Those Emergency Blues: Why Nurses are Furious about the Amanda Trujillo Case

The case of Amanda Trujillo has generated a great deal of passionate commentary across the nursing blogosphere. Trujillo, as you may well know, is the nurse who was fired by Banner Health Del E. Webb Medical Center for requesting multi-disciplinary hospice care case management consult for a pre-transplant patient with end-stage liver disease. The request . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Why Nurses are Furious about the Amanda Trujillo Case

Arizona governor Jan Brewer scoffs at accusations of racism. Arizona senator Cecil Ash wants holiday for white people.

All I can say is that Arizona must have a lot of white people. A lot of old, rich white people.

How else could the governor get up in the face of the first black American president by wagging her finger up his nose and claim afterwards that she “felt a little threatened, if you . . . → Read More: Arizona governor Jan Brewer scoffs at accusations of racism. Arizona senator Cecil Ash wants holiday for white people.

Teresa Healy's Blog: Reading as Liberation

  A couple of weeks ago, it was reported that in Arizona, the Tucson Unified School District had suspended the teaching of Mexican-American studies, banned the teaching of certain books and confiscated books and teaching materials from classrooms. As this outrageous story has been unfolding, I have been appalled but, to my surprise, have also . . . → Read More: Teresa Healy’s Blog: Reading as Liberation

Those Emergency Blues: Voices For Amanda Trujillo

Each of them eloquently speaks to the heart of what we do as nurses — and why nurses find how Amanda Trujillo was fired and subsequently reported to the Arizona State Board of Nursing so troubling. (Via The Innovative Nurse.)

The first is from Andrew Lopez (Twitter: @nursefriendly.)

Kevin Ross is next (Twitter: @innovativenurse . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Voices For Amanda Trujillo

Does this look to you like Obama’s threatening Jan Brewer (R-AZ)?

Of course not. But judging from Brewer’s breathless account and headlines from the usual bevy of right-wing blogs, a ‘threatening’ Obama “intensely” reproached the Governor for comments about the “thin-skinned” president in her book (which coincidentally shot up the charts after the exchange). After the exchange, Brewer immediately made her rounds of the media, regaling . . . → Read More: Does this look to you like Obama’s threatening Jan Brewer (R-AZ)?