Mar 8, 2017

Volvo or Audi #neveraudi Turn that stupid commercial off

The demise of the magnificent bull--brought to you by Audi

Let's see.....should I buy a Volvo or an Audi?

Shall I base my decision on commercials.Image result for texas longhorn bull

The Volvo ad--possibly the most beautiful commercial ever made--lovely poetry and respect for the fragility of animals.

Striving to behold our vast wilderness we are blessed with here in the US and the creatures that inhabit the open spaces.
Grape St. Dog Park San Diego

The poetry and the pictures are inspirational--we can appreciate life and all that surrounds us.

Let's compare the Audi ad.

Bull versus car.

As the car approaches the ring the magnificent bull is forced down--apparently by the car.

Or is this gorgeous beast forced down into submission by the man driving the car.


Jan 24, 2017

Christina Wilkie from the Huff Po describes the Winter Of Our Discontent on the The Bill Press Show - January 24, 2017

The Winter Of Our Discontent............

Christina Wilkie, White House reporter for the Huffington Post accurately describes the tragedy playing out in real time in the donald trump White House.

She talked about the people around the donald parsing the truth in order to get a few rays of sun from their beloved leader.

The investigative reporting will be our view into reality for the general public.

While we may not get the facts from donald's house and his sycophant staff we still have quality reporting out there and folks like Christina Wilkie that will take time to accurately go through every statement given by this gang of ultra right wing conservatives in order for the general public to know the what is actually happening.

This blogger's thing.......

My Grandmother went to the 8th grade.  She shouted at me every day to get an education.  She was so proud of her driver's license and her job of selling notions at a department store but ultimately she had to give this up to raise children and spend her life with an abusive alcoholic.

Yes, she loved this sometimes loving Jekyll and Hyde anyway but the point is she did not have any choices.

Here we have Bill O'Reilly and the donald running around chasing women then saying they didn't do it but the woman does not have any choices about having children or not, about having a positive future or not.

Readers it is about having the education and the choice and the ability to make a decision not to live under of fist of a controlling individual.

Jan 9, 2017

The Bill Press Radio Show: Trump Tweets--Are They News

Should the news outlets be reporting on Donald Trump's Tweets as if they are  breaking news.


This is not news....Folks, this is why we have a carnival barker as president.

This was part of the discussion on the Bill Press Radio Show today.  Are the donald's tweets newsworthy and should they be talking about them the whole time.

Peter Ogburn made the notable point that fiance is involved and this may not stop as long as the networks are making money over this kind of information.

Readers, it is often said that Colonel Tom Parker, the manager of Elvis Presley, who was indeed a carnival barker had the ability to meet someone, a customer, and immediately know what to say in order to sway their opinion favorable to his goal.

This is who our president is--a huckster, a carnival barker, a media genius.  This individual managed to play the media, my beloved CNN to a degree that he ended up controlling everything.
Ronnie has always loved Wolf Blitzer

Let me give an example..........

Always watching the news with the run up to the election and the Belgian Airport crisis happened.  Unfortunately for the listeners and those wanting information this happened at exactly the same time donald and Ted Cruz were in a Twitter war exchanging insults about the "look" of their wives.

CNN had a panel about the elections, it may have been the night of a primary.......

They must have spent at least 30 seconds talking about the Belgian catastrophe, but no, they immediately went back to talking about the tweets of the waring candidates and their wives.

It was annoying and unfair to the watcher.  This was not news by any means but CNN promoted it big time.

Historian Douglas Brinkley commented later.........Hillary Clinton and John Kasich were the only two of the giant group running that made statements that were reassuring to the American public and sounded presidential and had a plan about what to do.

CNN and all of the other news groups made an error and the public is paying for it.  They fore sake actual pertinent information for ratings.

The networks dished the donald up for us but the consumers will be the ones to pay for it.

Shall we start with health care.....Planned Parenthood.

What is news--let the networks take a look now and reevaluate their coverage.

Good Show Bill Press--well done.

Dec 30, 2016

A Good Veterans Story in San Diego

A Good Veterans Story

Always hearing about another crisis at the Veteran's Administration regarding health care one feels compelled to share a very good story about a Veteran and excellent health care.

And that would be my mother.......

Yes, it is true and not to be dismissive of issues other Veterans have had about life and health but our situation is really something to write about.

My mother is only 100.

Apparently the best thing she ever did was to join the Navy in 1943 and serve as a secretary at Pearl Harbor as the war ended.

She loves to tell the story that her boss came along and said get all of the papers in order as the war has ended.

She only served for two years but her benefits have been magnificent.

We got together about two years ago as her health was diminishing as far as living alone and needed just a touch of assistance.

She knew of her benefits but really had not investigated them at all and I had heard of the financial benefit and was hoping that would apply to us as we needed a few dollars more each month in order to make ends meet as we began combining our households.

She already had health care with medicare but we signed up in the Mission Valley office of San Diego thinking there may be opportunities for her we just were not aware of such as senior activities.

I must mention her primary care physician Dr. Jagasia as she and her staff, Marlee, her nurse have gone out of their way to help us.

My mother kept falling yet she was alert and still needed something to do and keep her mind operating at a fast pace.

We found out about the Glenner Day care facility through our PACT social worker Raquel Alva.

It was wonderful for my mother to go there three times a week.  My mother had friends there, yes the staff, and she looked forward to her days there and wanted to get there early.  They sing all of the old songs she knows and celebrated her birthday and had a Veterans pinning ceremony.

These things are so important as most of the folks and family she once had are gone.  I really appreciated their services--they cared about my mother and also it was expensive.  This was paid for by the VA.

We also had Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapists that came to our house on a regular basis to assist with mobility after her fall and to assist with nutrition.

We also had a nurse that came to our house two hours a day three times a week for respite care.  This was also paid for by the VA.

I did apply for the financial benefit which we did end up receiving but this did take time and require a lot of paperwork.  This part was a tad confusing but I just kept up with it as I thought we did qualify from my research.

The money each month was a giant help.  Thank you to the VA for giving us money.

As my mother's health required more assistance--oh, she broke her other leg at 99--we applied for the Veterans' Home of California at Chula Vista.  This is an extensive application but Shannon at the VA home and Gwen were very helpful in guiding me in completion of the paperwork and getting it all together and telling me exactly what we needed.

Now, my mother is in the VA home in Chula Vista and the care she receives there is excellent--they go out of their way to take good care of her.

I like it because it is in a beautiful setting and they are very welcoming and friendly and the lunch is only four dollars.  We can eat lunch together on a regular basis.

It would be nice if everyone could see how lovely this skilled nursing facility is and how lucky my mother is to be there.

Please keep in mind that coincidentally we live near all of these facilities and as a lady my mother's waiting time to get in the Veteran's home is much shorter than most men.

The price is very affordable comparatively to other nursing homes and the care is the best.

Just wanted to let you know what the VA has done for us and again not trying ton make light of any negative effects other patients have experienced.

Also, when I was trying to get my mother back into the Glenner and the VA home after she broke her leg Dr Jagasia even went out of her way to help us and called me at home on more than one occasion to get info to complete a form to expedite her acceptance.

Just wanted to share this very good story of the Veterans Administration and the care they provide.  Always hearing the negative on the television maybe someone would like to hear our experience.