Category Archive: hope

Apr 18 2014

Adventures in Mental Health Care

You may have noticed from the fact I’ve flaked recently, but Wellbutrin stopped working in a big way. It did a great job removing depression at first – which unmasked an underlying anxiety that increased and increased and increased. Then it stopped working on the depression. Sigh. My day job has spent the past several …

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Nov 26 2011

Grab Some Tissues and Watch This. Then Take Action.

JT Eberhard, my darlings. One of the bravest fucking human beings I know. Watch his Skepticon IV talk and read his post. I’ve got nothing much to add to this. I wrote up a whole big post on it once and then never posted it, because honestly, my occasional tussles with depression are stubbed toes …

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Jul 08 2009

Spines Developing Among Dems

I don’t know about you, but this comes as an absolute fucking shock to me: Harry Reid’s apparently located his spine somewhere deep in the detritus of his garage, and he’s gingerly trying it on: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has ÔÇťordered Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) to drop a proposal to tax health …

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Mar 21 2009

Encouraging Developments

I might as well just tip the shot glass to Steve Benen right here – he finds the bestest stuff. Both of these links came from him. Thanks for some good news floating happily in a sea of stupidity, Steve! First up, science gets some champions in the Obama administration: The Senate on Thursday confirmed …

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Mar 11 2009

Science Hero

I know all of you have probably seen this in one form or another, but I just want to point out that our new President is a champion for science: As expected, President Obama today reversed Bush-era restrictions on stem-cell research, but that’s not all he did today. While hosting a White House ceremony to …

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Mar 06 2009

Thankees and Spankees

I dream of blogging. Seriously. I took a nap this evening, and dreamt I was reading a very interesting post by Steve Benen (aren’t they all?), and writing several posts of my own. I wish I could remember most of them. One I do remember, though, was a thank-you letter to President Obama. And even …

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Feb 28 2009

Another Noxious Bush Reg Bites the Dust

A few months ago, I alerted you to Bush’s little scheme to allow healthcare providers to redefine birth control as abortion and then refuse to provide the service. At the time, I gave you what I considered wise advice: We can’t rely on Obama’s ability to roll these rules back. Better for the country if …

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Feb 07 2009

Westboro Baptist Church PWND by High School Students and Other Tales

This photo diary at Daily Kos is sure to warm the hearts of all those who love to see Fred Phelps’ Band of Frothing Fuckwits get their due: Fred Phelps, known for his protests at the funerals of AIDS victims, and now extremely popular for his bizarre protests at the funerals of fallen soldiers, decided …

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Jan 24 2009

End of Week One: Sea Change

I’ll be honest with you: the night before Obama became the 44th President of the United States, I was preparing myself for pain. He’d tacked a bit too far center for my taste. There were disturbing signs he’d pander to Cons in the name of bipartisanship. And I fully expected most of those glorious campaign …

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Jan 22 2009

Exponential Change

A friend stopped by my desk on his way home and asked what the news was. How’s President Obama doing on his first day? I had to point him to the intertoobz. Obama did so much on his first day in office that I couldn’t keep up. Luckily, Joan Walsh has a snapshot for us: …

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