May 4th, 2017

NYY, melky

throwback Thursday

In June 2013, Wrenn and I went to watch the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 7-4. The Yankee Stadium photographer came by and took this picture of us.

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We went to the kiosk after the game to check the picture out. We looked at it, said, "Wow, that picture sucks!" The clerk sighed, used to hearing that. Then we added, "We'll take it!" And the clerk's jaw dropped. But we love the picture because we're so obviously having fun, even though we look far from out best............................

Originally posted to Keith's Word Press blog.
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politics, Kerry Edwards

so the House passed the AHCA.....

Anybody who thinks the passing of the AHCA by the House is cause for celebration? Go fuck yourself.

It's very possible that the new law will be a death sentence for my wife, since it carries the potential to make health care prohibitively expensive for her and I, as her preexisting condition -- asthma -- can be denied treatment under the new law, or at least be cause to drive up the prices past our ability to afford it as self-employed people.

Just in general, if you want writers and artists and other self-employed people to remain healthy and alive, the new law is a fucking disaster.

The fact that the Republican party is so desperate to pass this law without proper scoring by the budget office, and the fact that they barely passed it in the House (it only passed by one vote) when they have such a majority is telling. So is the fact that the bill lets Congress itself basically keep the ACA while denying coverage to the rest of the people.

I hope that it dies in the Senate, where they're beholden to entire states rather than heavily gerrymandered districts. I am not, however, optimistic.

The ACA saved lives. The AHCA will kill people.

Originally posted to Keith's Word Press blog.
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