Not giving credit where it is due
“GOP split on what to do next,” July 29 news story.
In a news article featured on the front page of The Denver Post, it was reported that the Republican-only effort to pass a partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a plan for replacement was defeated by no votes from “[John] McCain and two other Republicans.” Seriously?
The fact is that Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski had already committed to their no votes with no guarantee that their sacrifice would be rewarded with anything other than finding themselves on the wrong side of a Republican victory. Murkowski, in particular, stood her ground calmly in the face of pressure, threats and insults that her fellow Republicans dared not deploy against McCain.
As so often happens, the no-drama courage of these women goes barely noted while a man, stepping in for a starring turn in the spotlight with victory assured, gets all the credit.
The Denver Post wrote about problems police have with people having epileptic seizures. A man with a seizure battled police and was charged with second-degree assault. His family sued.
Let’s give the police a break, folks. If people with problems would carry a medical ID, a lot of legal battles could be avoided. Medical suppliers or doctors can supply wrist or neck tags showing the medical problem. A company called RoadID sells tags that lace into shoes, or are for wrists and the neck.
I have worn RoadIDs on my shoes for years. I do not have a medical problem, but if I were hit by a car or passed out, first responders would immediately have my name, address, wife’s name, phone number, blood type. The tags cost about $25 and can be purchased by calling 800-345-6336.