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Archive for the month “April, 2014”

Lets just regulate it!

How about we make a new law?   I propose new legislation. Under my new law, if anybody says anything offensive in his own home in a private conversation, he should be fired from his job and fined.

That includes you, me, your neighbor, Al Sharpton, Willie Nelson, Mitt Romney, Honey Boo Boo, Obama, everybody…

If you say anything that is offensive to others, even in a private one-on-one conversation in your own home, you should immediately lose your job and be heavily fined.

Who’s with me?

polioce state

I mean really?   Yes, I know that Donald Sterling is a huge, ridiculously rich jackass. I find him repulsive, if for no other reason, he keeps a spoiled mistress while maintaining a marriage. He has no morals and he has no respect for his wife.

When I read that the headlines, NBA bans Los Angeles Clippers owner for life over racist comments, I was appalled. Yes, it was crass and blatantly racist comment.   And no, I’m not trying to defend him for his actions. But this action is setting up a very dangerous precedence. Is this what America has become? Is this the thought police from George Orwell? What ever happened to the first amendment and freedom of speech?

Private conversation in your own home is now regulated? Really?

I simply don’t believe that anyone should lose his job and his livelihood, and be “banned for life” from his/her own business, simply for making racial slurs in private, especially in your own home… even if it’s done while talking to your own slutty mistress while your wife is in the other room.


Another random shooting at FedEx


Some unnamed employee went in and started shooting at coworkers. He wounded six before he killed himself. There were two important facts about this. First, in spite of what will be said, he didn’t use an ‘Assault rifle’. He used a shotgun.

Second, and we could have predicted this, the FedEx facility was a gun-free zone so the employees were not able to defend themselves from the madman.

According to CNN,

A FedEx package handler went on a shooting rampage early Tuesday at his workplace in suburban Atlanta, wounding six people — three of them critically — before turning the gun on himself, officials said.

“That individual is deceased here at the scene,” Cobb County Police Department Sgt. Dana Pierce told reporters. Police were sweeping the area with search dogs to ensure no secondary devices had been planted.

Pierce would not release the name of the employee, whose body was found near a shotgun. “That was the only weapon that he had at that time,” Pierce said. “As far as I know, he worked at this location.”

Read more at Guns Save Lives

The liberals will undoubtedly scream for more gun laws and more restrictions on assault weapons. I don’t know what to say. “Gun Free” zones don’t work.   I used to say that “only the law abiding citizens will heed the “no gun sign” and the criminals will have guns. Well, now I can say that the country has declined enough that I also personally ignore this myself. Movie theatres, public places, malls, all say gun free zone. I continue to carry concealed. Until they start having metal detectors, I will continue to carry. I would much rather answer some legal questions than to become a yet another victim of senseless violence who will be forgotten ten minutes after the five o’clock news is over.

Real life math


It Would Be Funny If…..

….it weren’t so sad.





Can you believe it???
They’ve already built
The Obama Presidential Library

and its full of everything he knows!

Happy Easter!

easter bunny

I’m not sure what the secularists are distorting the Easter holiday into. I mean, when I go into a store, I see chocolate, candy, and yes, many variations of the Easter bunny. How this chocolate rabbit has anything to do with Jesus, I don’t know. I guess it’s the same secular relationship that Santa has with the birth of Christ.


Anyway, for Christians, this is the most holy day of the year. Not the birth of Christ, or Christmas, as many would have you to believe. But Easter was the day that Jesus proved to us all that he was truly the Savior. This is the day that, after the Romans killed him, he rose again from the dead. This is a day that signifies a new beginning, or a new life in Christ.


Michael Bloomberg has a ‘Get Out of Hell Free’ Card


H/T to R.D. Walker

He has earned his way into heaven.

Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Hmmmmmm… Anyone who uses the phrase “if there is a God” should probably double check the validity of any free pass into the next world he thinks he has. It might just be a forgery.

In any case, I suspect that when Bloomberg gets to the Pearly Gates, St. Peter is going to school him by quoting C.S. Lewis…

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

More here !

When it comes to my Christian friends, I’ve always said, when the day of judgment finally comes, there’s going to be a whole bunch of people that are in for a really big surprise…. I guess that also applies to self righteous liberal secularists too!


Let’s Save some Tax Dollars!


All I hear is about the national defict.  How we are losing money as a nation. It’s high time we start reining in some of the spending. I say we start with the government. If it’s an agency that hasn’t done anything in, say the last five years, they need to go.

Does anyone know what the “department of energy” does? It’s a multi-billion dollar agency that was started by Jimmy Carter for one reason… to reduce our dependency on foreign oil. I say this entire agency needs to go. It’s a total failure. The TSA, department of education, the cultural endowments for the arts, all “public broadcasting” should go.


If it doesn’t accomplish it’s stated goal, then it needs to go away. This exchange of freedom for security is a travesty.
A vigilant public not concerned with political correctness would do more, for a lot less taxpayer money.



Today was a good day. I was bumping along, working my usual at the surgery center. No profuse bleeding or lost items, or anything horrible. My relief came to give me my lunch break at exactly 11:00. Not 11:20, or 12:20, or some random time with an excuse, “oh, it’s been so hectic out there, blah, blah…” I was heading to lunch room, dreaming of my “Hungry Man” meal sitting in the freezer and my manager stopped me and “wanted to talk.” I immediately tensed as any manager “wanting to talk” is always bad… or at least neutral at best.

Fortunately, my good luck seemed to continue, as our “managerial talk” to be something that I would have never expected… good news. She said that tomorrow (Thursday) was a little light and would I like to “have the day off.” I snapped back, “hell yeah, I’ll have a day off… do I look stupid?… Well, maybe you shouldn’t answer that. Uh, sure I’ll have the day off”   So, I guess I’m on a roll for having a good day!

When I got to the break room, there were nurses, techs, and anesthesia providers, all grumbling. “My kid’s failing math… my surgeon is such an ass today… my patient has mental changes post-op and I had to make a trip to the ICU…” It went on and on. I came in all smiles and announced, “hey, In only five more hours, I’m on vacation! I can hardly contain my joy.” One of the nurses looked up and said, “well, looky here, it’s mister happy pants. Well, where are you going on your vacation?” I thought a second, “uh, I don’t really know.” Then they said, “hey, how long are you going to be gone… and who’s covering your service?” I smiled, “Oh, I’ll be back on Friday, I’ll be here for the Neuro-surgery guys.” They laughed, “stupid… that’s not a vacation. It’s just a day off.” I replied, “any day away from here and doing something fun, is clearly a vacation.” In the end, they had to agree.

The next question was, “well, what are you going to do… on your vacation?” I thought a bit, “I think I’m going to start off with a trip to the Growlery. It’s a new beer place that has almost fifty different beers on tap.”

“Don’t get in trouble, you know… if you drink too much.” I replied, “first off, this place is only a few blocks from my house, and I walk there.”   Apparently trying to voice her objection to alcohol, the other nurse said, “hey, you know that having more then three drinks in two hours is clinically considered a binge drinker.” I told her, “well, I use to work in a facility very near the Canadian line. Most of the employees were, in fact, Canadian. Do you know what they call anyone who drinks three drinks in two hours?” As the other nurse gave me a shrug, I said, “They call me the designated driver.” She was sneering a bit and I said, “Those Canadians say to me… ‘come on, light -weight, get your keys, we have another place to go”‘   I went on to reassure the skeptical nurse, “I’ve been with Canadians and I know my limit. Believe me, it’s not anything like it was when I was younger. I’m gonna have a few beers and walk back home.” Then tomorrow I’m gonna sleep in… while you all are here at work.

Spelling it Out


The Liberals who work the double standard really rubs my last nerve. We are supposed to be tolerant. We are required to do things that clearly go against a Christian’s basic beliefs. Catholics are forced to provide birth control or abortion, for example. The liberals are totally intolerant of simply driving past cross on the side of the road. A marker to signify a highway fatality is unbearable.


This is for the benefit of all the logical slowpokes. It is logic so basic that even those who are intellectually limited to the rhetorical level should be able to follow it:

  • If you have the right to demand that I bake you a cake, then I have the right to force you to attend church, mosque, or synagogue.
  • If you have the right to fire me because you don’t like my political position on the legality of homogamy, I have the right to fire you because I don’t like your political position on the legality of homosexuality.
  • If you have the right to deny me access to the news media because I don’t believe in climate change, I have the right to deny you access to the media because you don’t believe in God.

If atheists truly want a power struggle for the right to be intolerant, Christians will eventually engage and win. Because we will die before we will give up our beliefs and you will not. We invented the Crusade and the Inquisition, two institutions so historically intimidating that atheists still shiver and tell each other scary stories about them centuries after the event.
We will revive them before we will abandon our faith. And while we would prefer to live with both Christian and traditional Constitutional values, if we are forced to choose between the two, we will choose the former without even thinking twice.

 h/t TO vOX 4/03/2014

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