The Senate’s Healthcare Bill

The Senate’s Healthcare Bill has come out.  And almost immediately, the opposition from within the Republican ranks is forcing a delay in the vote.  Sounds familiar doesn’t it?  The CBO scores it even worse than the House version.  egads…

I wonder who else will be in the room when the Republican’s gather enough votes to make it happen.

One thing that’s a bit interesting that I heard from the political podcasts are that most of the items don’t take into effect until after 2020.  Sounds very political doesn’t it?  How true is this?  Not sure.

Maui Mokka Coffee

So these Peaberry coffee beans are not part of the Angel’s Cup subscription that I subscribe to.  They were a gift from someone who went to Hawaii recently.  I’ve been grinding these beans for quite some time now (2 weeks) and I’m almost finished with the bag.

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A wonderful cherry/berry aroma wafts in the air when I first opened the bag followed by an intense earthy and caramel/chocolate chaser.  After grinding, the coffee grounds take on a more intense nutty and chocolate aroma.  I don’t smell the fruits or caramel anymore.

After making the latte, these beans are extremely smooth to drink.  The latte leaves this pleasant after taste that lingers at the back of my tongue.  It was so delicious that one time I made the 2nd one immediately after finishing the 1st one.

Political Hypocrites?

Let’s face it.  The current US politics is a fucking mess.  Whenever one political party is in power, the other party seeks to put down and belittle the party in power.  The term “bipartisan support” might as well be considered the Holy Grail.  The latest incident deals with the secretive process this new AHCA/TrumpCare that’s being formulated by the Senate Republicans.

Back when ACA/Obamacare was being formulated, Republicans were not in power and were subsequently denouncing the Democratic led efforts for healthcare.  This Washington Post article does a good job summing up the hypocrisy in politics.

When will the average citizens become tired of this bullshit?

Why can’t the average citizen hold the politicians for BOTH parties accountable for their actions and words?

 

Interruptions…

I will admit I have a tendency to interrupt others… men, women, dogs, cats, birds.  Not that I’m excusing this rude impolite behavior, but I think I interrupt people because I’m passionate about what I want to say.  I find that if I don’t say something right away, I lose my chance and more importantly my train of thought.  I recognize this problem and I’ve been taking slow steps to try to minimize my interruption of others.  I wonder if people notice it.

But anyways, due to the recent Senate hearings, a number of interesting things are coming out… like the interruption of Kamala Harris when speaking.  I find this fascinating because I recently heard about a study that women get interrupted by men more often as a sign of power. And yes, it even happens to the female Supreme Court Justices!  Do you remember this?  Interruption at it’s “finest.”