If we had a conservative nurses forum - page 8

by FLmomof5

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Would anyone post in it? :clown: I looked forward to being a nurse for so long....my second thoughts aren't because of nurses eating their own (I have never seen that!) or hours or mean docs (haven't seen that either)... it... Read More


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    anything you call or label me is ok....... its been done before BUT heres my 2 cents.

    There is no such thing as left wing, right wing, republicrat, tea partier, liberal, whatever. They are all just names.

    Our country is ran by a select few powerful people who use, manipulate, control, and decide ways to line their pockets. Obama, Mccain, Palin, Mickey-freakin-mouse all have 1 thing in common...... THEY DO NOT WORK FOR YOU.

    They only work for a select group or rich corporations that pay for their campaigns. Google it. I dare you. Google the top 20 campaign contributors of Mccain and Obama in 2008. They are almost IDENTICAL. Does that tell you anything? Hope and Change was supposed to get us out of war.... we are still there. The economy is still in the crapper. Your tax dollars went to bail-out Obama's / Mccain's friends (yes the same thing wouldve happened with Mccain in office) , and yet we all still blindly go about our business as usual. You cant name your state reps but you know who brad pitt and angelina adopted last week.
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    Quote from spidey's mom
    oh come on, you're friends with little old lovable me


    steph
    yep, i am! i have absolutely no idea how i ended up being as liberal as i am when i emerged from a family and extended family that wasn't conservative, but conservative. i think the stork dropped me on the wrong doorstep by mistake. as you might imagine, some family events become very lively when my other couple of (shh!) equally liberal cousins and our spouses, are there too.

    the good news is that there haven't been any murders yet.
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    Quote from sharpeimom
    yep, i am! i have absolutely no idea how i ended up being as liberal as i am when i emerged from a family and extended family that wasn't conservative, but conservative. i think the stork dropped me on the wrong doorstep by mistake. as you might imagine, some family events become very lively when my other couple of (shh!) equally liberal cousins and our spouses, are there too.

    the good news is that there haven't been any murders yet.
    your family experience mirrors mine . . . .just switch the liberal/conservative labels.

    i have always felt that someone dropped me into the wrong family but it is more than politics, although that is huge.

    and yes, there are some equally conservative cousins and spouses and fortunately for me, one brother.

    i saw my dad yesterday - he's got chronic health problems and a new one has cropped up (20 lb weight loss, bowel trouble). he is an avowed atheist, a liberal union guy who does not like what obama is doing.

    i put him on our prayer list in church this morning. he'd roll his eyes at me if he knew.

    steph
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    Quote from spidey's mom

    i saw my dad yesterday -

    i put him on our prayer list in church this morning. he'd roll his eyes at me if he knew.

    steph
    he's on our prayer list now as well. i just sent an im to the friend who coordinates the list.
    it's so difficult when our parents age enough and grow infirm enough that roles reverse. i've
    been there. it really is so hard not to usurp too much control while doing what must be done.

    my cousin is going through what you are with her mom (my mom's twin sister) now and let's just say
    she isn't giving up easily... is that diplomatic enough?

    hugs,
    kathy
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    Thanks Kathy - I palpated his abd yesterday. Has me worried. Constipated for a month off and on - he basically lives on laxatives and is afraid to leave the house for fear of an accident. He refused to go to dinner with us last night.

    And he made his usual "I'm an atheist" comment, which we all ignored.

    steph
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    "it likely only seems like there are more "liberal" nurses because they may be more vocal."

    and

    "from what i have observed, there is actually a substantial but quiet proportion of conservative-minded people in healthcare who simply do not talk about it in a work, or even mixed social, setting."

    i agree.

    i think one of the reasons in both cases is that the liberals dominate education and the media which results in slogans and catch phrases from the liberals vs definitions and extensive explanations from the conservatives. even when conservative get a liberal who will stick through it and try to understand, it is a lot of time and work.

    i thought i was far in the minority until i started (gently) talking about it more. it has turned out that a lot of the people around me are conservatives also - they just weren't talking about it because they assumed they were far in the minority.

    i'm not particularily interested in a conservative forum in allnurses, though.
    Last edit by Saysfaa on Feb 2, '11
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    "... one of the reasons in both cases is that the liberals dominate education and the media which results in slogans and catch phrases from the liberals vs definitions and extensive explainations from the conservatives."

    LOL. You got to be kidding. btw, it's explanations, not explainations.
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    Thanks for noting the spelling. I originally phrased the idea differently, although I do tend to make spelling mistakes anyways.

    Grammar and punctuations mistakes too, sometimes. Especially when I think I'm just talking informally.

    Oh, and no, not really kidding. Perhaps I've been unlucky in which liberals I've talked to.

    And, yes, I know it is not proper English to end a sentence with a preposition. I'm from the midwest, I consider it dialect rather than improper.
    Last edit by Saysfaa on Feb 2, '11
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    conservative here. lots of libtards in my waters.
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    Quote from justashooter
    conservative here. lots of libtards in my waters.
    I have a sweet daughter who is mentally retarded. It is EXTREMELY offensive to families to constantly have this type of language "retard" "tard" "libtard" out there - especially among those who are supposed to be professionals in the health care delivery system.
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