Hola everyone. Hubster got a text earlier this am from an old friend whose son works in finance in NYC. A deal has been struck re: default. That’s all I know. What I will say is brace yourselves as I have. Expect the worse but I feel that SS and Medicare will be frozen at their current payment levels. That’s as far as I will go. Hope everyone is getting set for the Holiday Weekend. 🗽 No, I do not feel patriotic, but I’ve been that way for years. Stay safe, healthy, and sane. Our Nest is Open for action. …Continue reading →
Hola amigos y amigas! 🙂 I’m getting geared up. Have a 5/15 Zoom Meetup with Anna Eskamani’s campaign for GOTV and phone banking (which I don’t do but listening is worth it). Well, Byedone hasn’t caved (yet) on the MAGAs’ threats over the Debt Ceiling. I’ll tell you, this tune is getting really old! These are Open Threads, and our Nest is ready. Hope everyone is well. 🙂 Saturday Update. I live in a downtown, gentrifying area, near a park space called Festival Park. They had a lot of action going on, so I knew they were setting up for …Continue reading →
Hola everyone. 🙂 We have been getting much needed rain in our area of the infamous Sandbar Peninsula. Lucking out storm wise: no flooding or severe wind damage. There were tornado/waterspout warnings up on our side of the Atlantic Ocean around Melbourne and Sebastian Inlet. I sure hope this luck holds during hurricane season. Anywho, these are Open Threads so post whatever you like. Take care.
Anonymous RNFar NorthApril 6 “@George S There is a magic wand and it’s in the hand of President Biden. Declare a Climate Emergency. We having no problem going to war with other countries. It’s high time Democrats go to war for our only home.”——————————————This is a quote from a comment thread in today’s Gray Lady newspaper. People with kids and grandkids, etc. need to heed it. NOW! Hope all is well in your casa, and have a safe and healthy Holiday Weekend! 🙂
Good morning, fellow Birdies, Progressives, and Free Thinkers. I’m Opening the Nest with a tune. It’s done by a jazz-fusion band called Yellowjackets. The track is titled “Local Hero” off the appropriately named album, “Politics.” 🙂 Jazz-fusion is called smooth jazz nowadays. https://youtu.be/rHHH97QlI8c Enjoy the weekend, you all. Stay safe and well. 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂 Got some good news on the Medicare front via an email from PNHP.—————————- February 11, 2023 Dear Medicare supporter, For the past 18 months, an incredible coalition of Medicare champions has worked tirelessly to push back against the privatization of our most important and beloved public health program. We’ve raised the alarm about the REACH program, which places third-party middlemen between Traditional Medicare beneficiaries and the care they need. Despite our efforts, the program has continued to grow, from 53 Direct Contracting Entities in 2021, to 99 such entities in 2022, to 132 REACH entities …Continue reading →