Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Remembering Teddy Kennedy

This morning, I heard the news of Senator Kennedy's death. I am saddened beyond belief. He was a true leader and a giant in the Senate. He was not afraid to stand up, even when others did not. Throughout his over 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy has made an impact on almost every major piece of legislation that passed through the Senate chambers. He also made his brothers proud by picking up and going, after assassin's bullets ended their lives.

He was also committed to ensuring every American had quality, affordable health care. He was in support of "Medicare for All", a single payer system that allowed everyone the right to quality care. He understood that an industry that leaves out 45 million people from having health coverage was wrong. It is my wish that Democrats listen to Kennedy's advice, and once again renew their commitment to a single payer system, or a strong public option that isn't a giveaway to the Health Insurance Industry.

Let's honor Senator Kennedy's legacy by passing a strong reform bill that will enact the change we so desperately need.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Growing apart.

Why is it ex boyfriends always want to be friends afterwards?

Tonight, I finally told me ex that we had to stop talking. It hurts to do that to someone you love, but I had to do it. I just got tired of hearing about how his life was better than mine. Even when we were together, he was constantly one upping me. It gets tiresome having to grin and bear it while he talks about his $200 jeans and his iPhone. I don't measure me life by my material assets,and I think he does.

I tried to explain that I didn't want to hurt him, but he would have none of it. I have now been accused of "using him", but I am not even sure what he means by that.

Hopefully now we can both live our lives and one day time will heal the divide between us. If it doesn't though, I will have to live with that I guess.