A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

Anyone Keeping up in Venezuela?


Hey, anyone keeping up with what’s going on in Venezuela?   I know that the Pravda,  or whatever it is we now call our American news outlets, but it seems that every day things happen and they cover it up… unless it seems to be an advantage to the current political agenda.  Well anyway,  Venezuela was a nice place a few years ago.  It was an American vacation getaway with time share condos and luxury hotels, nice beaches and find dining.  They even had more oil reserves than any other country on the continent. Socialists took over,  implemented their policy and now the whole country is  in poverty.  The Venezuela currency is now totally worthless on the world market.  Citizens are starving.  People are killing each other over food.  What is the government doing about the starvation and anarchy?   Could they possibly be helping out small businesses,  implementing programs to boost the economy and stabilize the currency?   Nope.  They are concentrating all their efforts on control.  They are implementing a gun confiscation plan,  and a registration of any other weapons.  This can’t get better. There will be a slide to  total anarchy and many innocents will die in the process.

Do I care about Venezuela?  Not really.  The problem I have is that those same socialists are taking over in this country.  With the same crazy policies and same schemes they will ruin this country just like Venezuela.  The American citizens say that I’m crazy. I’m a paranoid.  That I’m wrong.  I say that history is riddled with good stable countries, who’s citizens are well educated, witness the ruin of their own country.  What happened in Germany 1938 when the population freely elected a man we all know as Hitler as the head of the Socialist party?  Yes, our own country is on the edge of ruin and we are all happy as clams.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m getting ready for serious hard times.



Why do we need stuff?


We’ve all heard the arguments:

Why does anyone need a gun? … Five guns?   Fifty guns? Scary looking black guns?

And we usually answer: “What’s need got to do with it?”

I want to go even further.

Why does anyone need to mountain climb?  Rock climb?  Sky dive?  Scuba dive?

No one needs to watch television or go to the movie theater. In fact, health professionals keep telling us to get off our butts and get some exercise.

We don’t need pizza, donuts, ice cream, or Kobe beef. Maybe Congress should shut down all the restaurants and mandate everyone eats a specified diet of vegetables and grilled chicken.

We don’t need  large houses or even large apartments. We don’t need fast cars or big trucks.

As a country experiencing serious economic troubles, with trillions of dollars in  debt and over a trillion dollars in deficit spending for the foreseeable future.   We certainly don’t need to borrow more money to fund art, music, sports and other luxuries.

If history is any guide, we don’t need  Freedom.

But then, the gun-banners already know that.

Hump Day Humor


It’s Wednesday.  You know what that means… It’s “hump day humor” and here’s my new joke.  (I’ve been saving them up for a while).

One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children in her class what their mothers did for a living.

All the typical answers came up – teacher, nurse, businesswoman, saleswoman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth.

However, little Johnny was being uncharacteristically quiet, So when the teacher gently prodded him about his mother, He replied, “Well my mother’s an exotic dancer in a club and takes off all her clothes in front of men, and they put money in her underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, she will go home with some guy and stay with him all night for money.”

The teacher, obviously shaken by this bold statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and then took little Johnny aside to quietly ask him, “Is that really true about your mother, dear?”

Nope,“ the boy said, “She works for the Democratic National Committee and is helping to get Hillary Clinton to be our next President, but I was too embarrassed to say that In front of the other kids.”

Fight like you mean it!

Always fight,  if necessary, to the death,

Here’s a great story about a woman protecting her family.


A man and wife fought an intruder to protect their home and young child.  They fought like they should fight.  Violently, without pause and with all means at their disposal.  The husband fought with the intruder while the wife retrieved a knife and stabbed the intruder to help her husband.  That takes a lot of mental strength.

A firearms instructor once told me to: “Fight, fight, continue to fight.  If you die, you make sure the attacker dies first so they will be your servant in Valhalla.”  That is a smart plan.

Would they have been better off with a firearm?  Of course.  But that didn’t stop them from fighting for all they were worth.

Lessons:  keep the door locked, even when you’re home.  Be paranoid when opening your door to unknown people.

Oh yeah, and always fight.


Donald Trump: Good Enough


No. He’s not the candidate that many real Americans want. I didn’t want him either. But now that he IS the Republican candidate, I’m coming out to endorse him. Screw it. We will never find the perfect candidate. Grover Cleveland and Calvin Coolidge are dead. Reagan is dead. Scoop Jackson is dead. Hillary or  Trump is all we have right now. You have a choice: Trump, Hillary, or quit and see this country go off the deep end.  I’m choosing Trump. I will vote for him only because he isn’t Hillary.  I used to cringe when the liberals defended their vote for Kerry or Algore with the phrase, “Because he isn’t Bush!”. Well, I’m voting for Trump because he isn’t Hillary, (cringe).

Maybe in today’s time, I’m “old fashioned.”  Just maybe my kind is just out of place anymore.  I say, what’s good enough for you is good enough for me. Trump is a very long way from what I wanted but…  he’s good enough for me… and a far cry better than Hillary.

I’m back… for now


Well,   I know that this is probably a stupid idea, but here goes… I’m starting a private group where we can talk about the stupid stuff that’s going on in this country.
What the heck… I’m already on the watch list and there isn’t much you can do about it. So here goes.

I’m Not Sure, But I’m Pretty Sure It’s The End


Hey folks, remember that post I wrote about last week about being on “the watch list”?   Uh, I believe it was “What me… a terrorist?

Well, anyway, It’s official and now and the heat is on. I’m gonna have to shut down for now and I won’t be writing any more posts to this site for a while. My blogging times are at best, on a hiatus. At worst, probably over for good… sorry folks. Good times.

I will leave you on one of my favorite quotes from Hunter S. Thompson ;

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

My take on Star Wars VII


I was working in a urology room the other day. We were well into the procedure and everything was going very well, and the resident wants to spark up a conversation. “Hey, has anyone seen the new Star Wars trailer? I can’t wait till it comes out. I’ve already pre-purchased my tickets for the opening night!”   I looked at him a little confused, “isn’t that, like in December?” He was still gleeful, “Yes, December, but I can’t wait.”   I thought to myself, even if this was indeed a “wonderful movie of a lifetime” that he thinks it is, I still wouldn’t pre-purchase tickets way out in December. Seeing that I wasn’t excited about this, he said, “I guess you’re not a science fiction fan.” Now he was really trying to hurt me. I explained first that “Star Wars,” the franchise, is NOT a science fiction. It is fantasy. Star Trek is science fiction. Seeing the question on his face clued me in that he was clearly a novice. “OK, is there one shred of reasoning as to exactly how the Millennium Falcon is propelled through space?…nope”   Star Trek and other stories that are of the Science fiction genre go to great detail to explain the workings of the things that they use. Although improbable, the physics must seem workable and certainly believable to be science fiction. Magic crystals to power your light saber is not acceptable. Now do you understand?” He seem to agree. I went on, “I have to agree that I really enjoyed the first Star Wars, with the models and special effects. But when the started using CGI, it was cheapened. Then when the brought in Jar Jar Binks , that was the straw that broke the camels back. This became a stupid Sesame Street level show. I can see making the move a little less dark. Maybe a little more kid-friendly, but they over did it and in turn lost the loyal crowd.   I suddenly had no use for Star Wars… So when this newest one comes out, I might see it when it comes to Redbox.

But if any of you, out there are “excited” about the new Star Wars… here’s the official trailer at The Force Awakens Official Teaser .


I was thinking of probable alternate names for this thing.  Maybe they should have called it something else besides  “The Force Awakens.”

  • Star Wars – The Next Generation
  • Sith – Get off our Lawn
  • Crap, We’ve Gotten Old

And there’s people still very anxiously wanting for December 18th to get here.

I guess I’m getting old.

first thought

When my wife walked up and looked over my shoulder, she said, “what’s with the girl?”   I didn’t even see the girl.

When I saw this pic, my first thought was, “this is stupid, who would use a twelve inch adjustable wrench in this case?”

Car Stuff…


Just surfing through car stuff. I started out looking for a part for my wife’s car to do some work on her Fiat. Then my ADD kicked in and the next thing you know, I’m surfing all over the place.

I’m not a Ford man. I have always enjoyed working on Chevys… but I’ve wanted one of these since I was about 18, or since the movie came out.

Car and Driver

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