cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Oregon has had government involved in health care for quite a few years. The state electorate also approved the concept of state sanctioned suicide several years ago.
Had there been any doubt as to the political stripes of Rep. Sheldon Wasserman (D) who is running against Sen. Alberta Darling (R), it appears this news might put that to rest.
A story in the morning newspaper caught my eye. It discussed the 'shortage' of rattlesnakes in western Wisconsin. I grew up in Vernon County that parallels the Mississippi River in some of the most beautiful 'glacier-free' land in our state. We have eagles and we have rattlesnakes and lots of things in between...including feral pigs that top 300 or 400 pounds.