Why bother?????..uhhgg - page 2

Hey all, in response to one of NrsKarenRN's threads, (can't remember the title), But it involved the bill before congress to improve the collection of evidence for sexual assaults. Today l got a... Read More

  1. by   NurseDianne
    Originally posted by BadBird
    I wonder if his mother, sister, wife or daughter were raped if he would feel the same way? Not to mention himself being raped. Funny how money becomes available when it is personal. Oh well, please keep your enthusiam for a worthy cause.
    OH Please.......you know he would have every available and not so available resource if it were on of his family.
    That's why everyone should be registered to VOTE!!
  2. by   Youda
    Originally posted by psychnurse.com
    Youda- I must say you have a snappy way with words. You ought to be running somewhere....(from something....)
    LOL! I'm not sure how to take that!
    Mostly I run from things. My mouth gets me in trouble a lot in my "real" life.
  3. by   l.rae
    you guys are awesome...hope you can hang with me here, l went back to the site and e-mailed Congressman Boehner...kind of threw down the gauntlet so to speak...gave the website ad. and thread title...this is it:
    Mr. Boehner
    Thank you for your response to my inquiry into bill S 2513 regarding the collection of DNA evidence from rape victims. I can understand that the bill may need further revision, however, I was immensly dissapointed in your lack of response into revising the bill..you only addressed why the bill can not be implemented as is. As a healthcare provider, RN, I am always amazed at the obstacles thrown in the way of providing safer and more effective healthcare to the public. This is a bill that supercedes the bounderies of healthcare and effects the safety of communities, (ie:voters). It seems that nurses who strive to make positive differences in health care are facing a daunting task. Our work involves ever increasing liability, responsibiliy, accountability , and even security risks.. with ever decreasing pay raises, adequate staffing and secure work enviroments....All the while, our hospital administrators bring home fat paychecks while lobbying congress for measures that not only put our profession at risk, but also the well being of every patient we come into contact with. I am speaking of the poaching of foriegn nurses not adept in our cultural habits and language, attempts to regulate (decrease) agency nurse salaries as so to send the running back to hospitals and extended care facilities....I could go on. However, I will leave it at this: I posted your reply to my letter on the internet on the largest nursing web site...over 22,000 members, not just nation wide, but world wide. You will find your reply on the Allnurses.com web site, thread tital, "why bother....uhg", along with the responses it drew....very eye opening. Will also send letter to your opponent and post. Hope you care to respond.

    Actually, Mr Boehner has been a decent congressman, l voted for him in the last election, and still am considering him strongly in this one. Politicians, esp. conservative ones, need to do less flag waving and allegience pledging under God...all hot emotional issues and get on with the things that matter in the day to day living of hard working tax payers....for instance, in OH. the prescription asst. to elderly is only for the pathetically poor. Those who worked hard all their lives and scrape on a limited income STILL get no help! When l think of all the waste in Washington it makes me want to puke. This bill for sexual assault evidence collection is a chance to make a measurabl difference in the lives of people who vote these "public servants" into office....will be interesting to see if anything comes of it....LR
    Last edit by l.rae on Oct 22, '02
  4. by   jemb
    :roll
    I think his last name says it all!!
    Very funny, Karen! :roll
    Last edit by jemb on Oct 22, '02
  5. by   Youda
    Some congressional aide is about to get into trouble . . .
  6. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Youda
    Some congressional aide is about to get into trouble . . .
    Ya think?:chuckle
  7. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Woot! Good catch Shelly!

    Leah! Remove that address pronto before Giuseppe tracks you down and makes mad passionate love to you!

    Heather

    :roll ROTFL Heather!, l was at my mom's house on her computer this afternoon when l logged on to catch up with this thread and since my mom has always been active in conservative politics l was sharing this with her.....so we are reading the responses and scrolling down the thread and AAAAAHHHHHHH......now my mommy knows l am not a 45 yr old virgin....thanks a lot!....she says, "Who is Guiseppe?".....pronounced gi-sep........l owe you one!:roll ........LR.
  8. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Woot! Good catch Shelly!

    Leah! Remove that address pronto before Giuseppe tracks you down and makes mad passionate love to you!

    Heather

    :roll ROTFL Heather!, l was at my mom's house on her computer this afternoon when l logged on to catch up with this thread and since my mom has always been active in conservative politics l was sharing this with her.....so we are reading the responses and scrolling down the thread and AAAAAHHHHHHH......now my mommy knows l am not a 45 yr old virgin....thanks a lot!....she says, "Who is Guiseppe?".....pronounced gi-sep........l owe you one!:roll ........LR.
  9. by   l.rae
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Youda
    [B]l.rae, post his state, if nothing else. It doesn't do any good to get feedback from people who are not his constituents.

    Youda, OHIO!...however, l belive feed back from all over the nation will be valuable in this election with the republicans trying to take back the house, the actions or inactions of one member of a party can influence votes all over....because his response will reflect on his party even if indircetly....LR
  10. by   Youda
    You're right l.rae! I didn't think of it that way.

    I wonder why the ANA hasn't endorsed candidates this time, with so many of the congressional and senate seats this election cycle affected the balance . . .

    -jt? Why hasn't the ANA endorsed candidates this time? At least I didn't see it at the website.
  11. by   -jt
    the ANA & state assoc DO endorse candidates recommended by their nurses. Political activity in DC is the ANAs job. No way is a Congressional election going to pass without the organization doing that.

    <<<
    ANA-PAC endorsements are based on whether the candidate/incumbent demonstrates:

    * support for nursing's issues (ANA's Legislative Agenda);
    * that he/she is a "friend of nursing" through leadership on nursing's issues at the Federal, state or local levels of government;
    * support for SNA (state nurses assoc - now known as CMA - constituent member assoc) issues and programs by active solicitation of the SNA's (CMA's) input on policy positions;
    and are in a Congressional race in which the ANA or SNA has a specific interest.

    Once the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees has proposed endorsing a candidate, the endorsement is forwarded to the SNA which holds veto power over any ANA-PAC endorsement. ANA and the SNAs work together to promote ANA-PAC endorsed candidates and to highlight the role of nursing in political campaigns. RN members who run for office receive the ANAs endorsement and support.>>>

    11/200 - 107TH Congress:
    Eighty-five percent of candidates endorsed by ANA PAC board win election to serve in 107th Congress
    http://nursingworld.org/pressrel/2000/pr1113.htm

    Frequently Asked Questions About the ANA- PAC -
    How to Decide who will be endorsed:
    http://nursingworld.org/gova/federal/anapac/gpacfaq.htm

    The ANA PAC Board consists of ANA members from across the spectrum of nursing - including from the UAN - the staff RN labor union arm of the ANA.

    Specific questions about endorsements or any other PAC item can be sent to:

    Rose Gonzalez, MPS, RN
    Director, Department of Government Affairs
    202-651-7098 (w)
    202-554-0189 (fax)
    rgonzale@ana.org

    Shari Dexter
    ANA-PAC Coordinator
    202-651-7096(w)
    sdexter@ana.org

    You can also contact your state nurses assoc governmental affairs dept and inquire about the Congressional candidates being endorsed from your area.
  12. by   Youda
    Cool, jt. I like that 85% are elected.

    But, who is the ANA endorsing for the election in a little under two weeks? Is there a list somewhere?
  13. by   l.rae
    good question Youda...JT?......LR

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