Monday, April 13, 2009

How Long, O Lord....How Long?

- Can anyone tell me how many more of our friends and relatives must die to protect the profits of the massive, for-profit U.S. health-care system? People are dying because of a lack of insurance, to be sure, but also due to a lack of basic preventive care. Guys like Dave Ernspiker and a few of my other friends might be alive today if our system were more equitable and covered everyone. The time for universal health care is upon us, and if we let this opportunity pass us by without DOING SOMETHING about it, well shame on us. And our country.

It is a simple question. What does our society value? Is it really "the sanctity human life" or are we content to continue our legacy as people who worship at the altar of consumerism and say "to hell with everyone else, I have mine."? I am fed up. You should be too.

- In other Ernspiker news, there will be a tribute/benefit held for Dave & his family tomorrow night at City Block. The following appears courtesy of Jeff Puckett's CJ blog
Some of Dave Ernspiker's many friends are gathering April 14 at Coyote's at City Block to pay tribute to the late rock 'n' roll guitarist, who died last week at age 39. Proceeds from the show will go to Ernspiker's family to off-set funeral costs.

Spanky Lee, The Predators and the Big Rock Show All-Stars will perform from 7-11 p.m. for a $5 cover. Donations will also be accepted.

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