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Archive for the month “September, 2014”

Ebola in America


Yesterday I was scrubbed in a case with a general surgeon who regularly goes on “mission trips” to Africa to do surgery on the poor African people who have nothing to call their own but sickness and disease. He started, “you know this ebola issue is terrible. Someone should do something. We should start a mission trip just for that. If I were to organize an ebola mission trip, would you be interested in going with us to Africa?”   I looked at him like he was crazy and responded. “Well, Dr. Smith, I think that I will just wait until the ebola comes to me… Then I’ll   take care of the sick people here in America until I succumb to the disease myself.”  He said that I “was silly” for thinking that way. But I feel that he is wrong in so many ways. It will come here, sooner or later. Because of world travel and the people that is coming and going from the “hot zones” and the extended incubation period of this new strain, t is only a matter of time.

On a slightly different note, but still about sending people into the hot zone to bring it back to America I ran across this article about Obama. I have written many times on how our own “Commander in Chief” has total disdain for our American Military. Here’s yet another example.   With my own son gearing up for another deployment (destination unknown at this time), It makes me nervous.


Frankly, I’d rather go to Fallujah…

H/T to R.D. Walker

Obama is sending thousands of US troops into the ebola hot zone.

The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration’s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night.

‘U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered in Monrovia, Liberia, to provide regional command and control support to U.S. military activities and facilitate coordination with U.S. government and international relief efforts,’ a statement from the White House press office said.

‘A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.’

Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.

It turns out he isn’t against “boots on the ground” per se…


Woman Shot in her own Driveway

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Linda Burnett, 26, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and, while there, went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries.

Later, her husband noticed her sitting in her car in the driveway with the windows rolled up and her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head.

He became concerned and walked over to the car. He noticed that Linda’s eyes were now open and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda replied that she had been shot in the back of the head and had been holding her brains in for over an hour.

The husband called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head.

When they finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough on the back of her head.

A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head.

When she reached back to find out what it was, she felt the dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered.

Linda is a blonde, a Democrat, and an Obama supporter, but that could all be a coincidence.

The defective biscuit canister was analyzed and the expiration date was from 2008, so it was determined to be Bush’s fault

Can I Have Her Flying Monkeys?


“What A World!  What A World…”

It seems that everyone and every celebrity is jumping on board with the challenge.  Even George Bush and Barbara has gotten in on it the other day.

It appears that Nancy Pelosi has just completed the ALS Ice Water Challenge.

Photo Not Necessary

Photo not necessary

I went to eat out with my in-laws last night. They wanted Chinese and we ate dinner at Panda Express. They have pictures of everything. I guess it’s for those in this country that are blessed with the public education system… anyone who can’t read the words on the menu. They can point and smile to get exactly what they want. But drinks… really. Sometimes a picture isn’t really necessary.   I spend an unusual amount of time surfing through the net for pictures. And before you say, it’s not porn. I try hard to find a witty and humorous picture to accompany my blog post. But tonight I came to the realization that I do not really need a picture of any kind to get my point across. I mean, I like to feel that I cater to those who are better than average educated. I mean if you read, you’re way ahead. Most people who are conservative, are not immune to logic (unlike liberals) and seem to have some capacity for reason. Because of my topics, my political leanings, and my writing style, I tend to think that most people who read my blog are conservative and thus have a greater than average intelligence. So, to make a long story short, pictures are not necessarily mandatory to get the point across. So I’ll assume that my followers will not be unhappy if I forgo pictures once in a while.

Oh the other hand, if you’re a liberal and are unhappy, well, don’t worry… because I’m not worrying

Politically Correct Insanity Sets A New Low

Straight from my childhood treasures, I saw this today…

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I grew up on Warner Bros. Cartoons . There were nothing wrong with them, then then and there’s nothing wrong now. They were famous for greats like; Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. Even as a youth, I knew that the “PC” nightmare was coming when they started removing cartoons and replacing them with shows like Captain Planet and the Planeteers . It seems that the executive branch of Warner Brothers studio has been taken over by liberal PC drones. I’ll bet that the old guys that founded the company like Chuck Jones, Friz Freleng, Robert McKimson, Tex Avery, Robert Clampett and Frank Tashlin, are turning over in their graves in utter disgust.

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