about us -- without us."
of us who live in the opulence and plenty that the Social
Security cornucopia provides have a different feeling about
the bounty of America."
"The school districts and principals
started calling us mothers
from hell. We decided to be
Mothers from Hell."
"Many religions institutions take
18:20 to mean that God will
show up in the presence of able-bodied people who look alike
and won't show if funny-looking disabled people are
saints have no
choice. It's their God-given duty to stick their noses into
other people's business."
Ed personnel are human too.
They need time to paint their nails and reprogram their
freaks look the same to me
in white coats or wheelchairs."
someone read you your rights
when you became disabled, they would go a little
differently: 'You are disabled. You have the right to speak
out. If you give up this right, that fact can be used
against you by welfare workers and rehab
women [Idell S. and
Helen L.] raise a very important issue. Here we have the
state which funds both the nursing home and attendant care
programs. What the state is refusing to do is move the money
from its nursing home pocket to its attendant care
high cost of institutionalization
eats up state dollars and Medicaid dollars for the
imprisonment of the few while the many go without services.
It doesn't make sense, but it never stops."
-- for which read vanity and career building -- drives up
costs. I asked the medical engineer to let me use his first
attempt at a raised arm rest for my car. It ended up costing
more than half the value of the car, and fits badly, because
he wouldn't let it go at that. He wanted to publish in a
professional journal and needed a photo of a polished
experience bi-polar postal disorder.
The health insurance company is unable to transport
reimbursement checks through the mail but hospital bills
arrive within three hours of a surgical procedure."
math doesn't work like
regular math, one plus one is two. It accelerates in
geometric proportions. Like stupidity squared."
medical establishment is
"If it is to be state
policy to provide death on
demand to its citizens, it is best to divorce physicians
from any such proceeding. It is perhaps time for a modest
proposal: Should not the state set up a Termination Bureau
which would provide a comfortable death under pleasant
circumstances to eligible, applicant citizens? Terminators
would not have to be physicians; they could be veterinarians
trained in putting animals to sleep, or perhaps vocationally
to more juicy pictures and quotes from the Mouth
*In fairness, Hugh Gallagher has apparently recanted this position. He now serves on the board of Compassion in Dying, a group which lobbies, sometimes successfully, for legislation which legalizes homicide when performed by physicians.
The photos of Evan Kemp and Justin Dart are by Tom Olin.
The photo on the cover of the sex issue is by Brenda Prager.
The political cartoon of "Big Apple, Bigger Worm" is by Frank Billey. The disabled dollar was designed by B. Faw.