Category Archives: Excerpts/Quotes

Thanks, Jenni!: AWAP Wednesday on Invisible Illness and Suicide

Sometimes it’s the level of pain, sometimes the relentlessness—the 1585th or 1693rd day, the 10,000th month, that 23rd hour of the day–and sometimes it’s everything you’ve lost and the isolation and the lack of substantial pain management and quality of life. I … Continue reading

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Happy Fucking Labor Day

Michael Rubin, one of the lawyers who sued Schneider, disagreed, saying there are many sound wage claims. “The reason there is so much wage theft is many employers think there is little chance of getting caught,” he said. Commissioner Su … Continue reading

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Vox: Where We Donate V. What Kills Us: Graphic

As a rule, he explained, “donating money to the best developing world health charities will reach at least 100 times as many people than if you donate to developed world health causes.” For example, consider the potential public-health impact of … Continue reading

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Bit(ch) 17: But Where’s the Fucking Original?

Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth, without pity, and destroy most of it. – Colette I love the … Continue reading

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“increasingly hostile environment for chronic pain patients and the physicians who strive to treat them”

In the summer of 2012, the Finance Committee of the U.S. Senate announced that it was initiating an investigation of the financial connections between certain major pharmaceutical manufacturers of prescription pain medications and experts in pain medicine, organizations that issue … Continue reading

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“Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces”

Revealed: the Palestinian children killed by Israeli forces. The Telegraph, 7/22/14. There is no justification, no excuse, no rationale.

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“Who wants to be in a party that’s anti f*ck-ins?”

The Raw Story. ‘I’m pro f*ck-in’: Cenk Uygur mocks GOP’s shrill response to Hobby Lobby joke. 7/2/2014.

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1341

1341? LA’s incarceration rate in States of Incarceration: The Global Context from the Prison Policy Initiative:

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“The truth is that George Will is lying.”

If you didn’t know that George Will is an idiot, his opinion on June 6 sealed it. Lynn Beisner breaks down his opinions this way: Like most publications of some repute, the Washington Post does not typically print opinion that is … Continue reading

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“Women of color should not have to prove the legitimacy of their illnesses in order to get treatment.”

It all came to a head when, after entering the emergency room and asking to be admitted, I was held in an ER room for six hours, while doctor after doctor came in and attempted to convince me that I … Continue reading

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