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Jane Brogan

Jane Brogan
Location
suburban Philly, Pennsylvania,
Birthday
December 31
Bio
I am a wife, mother of 3, RN, and all for truth, not sound bites. I have Lupus, and several other autoimmune diseases and a stroke survivor. I am a very cheerful, optimistic and happy person, and always try to look for the best in the world! Also, I am an unapologetic liberal. Progressive ideas are what made this country and what continue to move it forward, without progress, we wither on the vine!

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NOVEMBER 5, 2012 11:06AM

HOW DID WE GET TO CRAZY?

It is important to exercise your civic duty and vote tomorrow.  Please think long and hard about for whom you cast a ballot.  We have President Obama, who inherited an economy that most economists said would take 10 years to recover.  Obama also had to fight a group of lawmakers who/Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2012 10:45AM

WALKING, TALKING SPERM RECEPTACLES

 

Make no mistake about it, there is an extreme distrust on the part of the Republicans involving those of us who possess a uterus! How else do you explain the comments made by that knuckle-dragging primate, Republican Congressman from Missouri, Todd Akin.   Sadly, this culture of misi/Read full post »

AUGUST 16, 2012 11:55AM

FIGHTING FOR THE SOUL OF OUR COUNTRY

In the past couple of years, I have remained silent when someone posted a particularly inflammatory(and untrue) statement on Facebook.  No more.  I cannot in good conscience keep quiet when people use those less fortunate as punching bags to boost up their own feelings about themselves.&nbsRead full post »

MAY 2, 2012 6:26PM

WACKY, WIDE WORLD OF...LUPUS

 When you tell people you have Lupus, most of the time they kind of draw a blank stare and try to walk away from you as if you have cooties.  I will just try to explain what Lupus is to the general population and let people know-we are not contagious, weRead full post »

MARCH 30, 2012 11:06AM

'WINNING' THE SADISTIC LOTTERY

I have several medical conditions, some quite unusual and poorly understood by most people. I always say that I hit some kind of really sick genetic lottery, so why can’t I win the real lottery? Anyone who has watched the news over the last several days has heard aboutRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 14, 2012 1:08PM

ANAL PROBES BEFORE VIAGRA

 

Men, I have wonderful news! To those of you who felt that your health needs have been ignored or put by the wayside with all of the talk of women’s healthcare issues such as contraception(for sluts, especially-I guess that makes 98% of us sluts), abortion wars, breast exams and papRead full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2012 12:51PM

SICK RANTORUM

Sick Rantorum lives in a virtual fantasyland combining biblical ramblings, nostalgic Disneyesque movie settings, historical events that never actually occurred, and his desire to impose this impossible and imaginary world on the rest of us (called Sick's world). He claims to be a devouRead full post »

I am a living, breathing human being and the Catholic Church chose theoretical children over my life. When doctrine is placed before the needs of the flock, there is a fundamental flaw. And the Church seriously wonders why so many women get angered by their attitude. I was raised Catholic, attendedRead full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2011 10:41AM

The Fickle Lover

 

 

I await your return with fervent breath,

My breasts fill to overflowing in hope

Of your impending appearance

Softly creeping upon my willing body

Prepared to overtake an agreeable partner

But you are an erratic seducer

Fickle, cruel, sadistic many times

Yet I have no choice but to accepRead full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2011 10:52AM

BEWARE OF THE PERIOD POSSE

There is a dangerous movement going on in our country under the guise of Right to Life groups-it is the Personhood USA groups actively seeking to grant the legal status of a person to fertilized human eggs. Any scientist and physician will tell you that about half of all fertilized eggsRead full post »

JANUARY 10, 2011 9:54AM

SINUSES

I want a sinus transplant. I know that it has never been attempted, but I would be willing to try. I have had bad sinuses my whole life. I had sinus surgery 19 years ago, which left me with a hole in my nasal septum and still having chronic sinusitis. IRead full post »

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 6:00PM

OS PIRATE WIMMIN RULE

I have decided that the six scariest, most horrific words in the English language are "SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE JOHN BOEHNER".  God help us!

 

The scalawag is poised to take over our ship, which had just started to right itself against an unfriendly storm!  Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 28, 2010 7:54PM

REAL SCARY STORIES-HAUNTED HOSPITAL

 anna jeanes

 

As a nurse working the 7pm to 7am shift, there are many stories to be told of the strange happenings that occurred.  You have to deal with life, as well as death-it is part of the equation.   I worked at a hospital where original parts of a home were stillRead full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2010 9:05AM

NO SKELETONS (IN OUR FAMILY'S CLOSET)

Kind of funny, using this title so close to Halloween. I have repeated this many times to family and friends. My daughter had to do a genogram for health class. A genogram gives a family health history in a family tree form. Ours is filled with some doozies. Aside from myRead full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2010 10:57AM

YES, THE SUN WILL RISE

On a week that began with my 59 year old brother-in-law’s funeral, I did not have very high hopes. Amazingly the weather has been stellar. Crisp autumn days that make you want to curl up with some apple cider and a good book. Yes, we had some rain yesterday, but weRead full post »

OCTOBER 11, 2010 7:36AM

IT WOULD BE AN INSULT TO DOUCHEBAGS

I would call candidate for New York Governor, Carl Paladino a douchebag, but I am afraid it would insult all douchebags.  This guy is a tool. Famous for sending racist and pornography filled emails-using the excuse that he is in the construction business, his values are questionab… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2010 8:28AM

YOU ARE NOT ME

I saw Christine O'Donnell's latest campaign ad this morning.  In the ad she claims 'I'm You' and goes on to say she was not born rich and didn't go to Harvard.  Well, this 'liberal elitist', as the neocons would call me, was not born rich, either, and did not attend Harvard.  What… Read full post »

OCTOBER 6, 2010 1:13PM

JACK DIED

Jack(my brother-in-law) died Tuesday, leaving us barely breathing. His wife was barely able to hold it together with him by her side. I don’t know what will happen to her without him. Their daughter is broken-hearted, her hero is gone. Their son, though 27, looked like a scared and sad littleRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 9:21AM

STUFF MY KIDS SAID

In the spirit of the new show "$#*! My Dad Says"  on CBS, I am proposing the blog of "Stuff My Kids Said".  "Bleep My Dad Says" is based on the twitterings of a young adult who tweets the unfiltered, unedited things his dad would say.  He developed quite an audience… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 8:56AM

FINAL WISHES

This post is a personal one about end of life issues. My family went through a very difficult period last year when my mostly healthy mother-in-law became catastrophically ill. She was placed on hospice and died this past January. This is my personal recollection of what we had done. There isRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 11:50AM

HERE'S 12

Well, most of you know some very private things about me, anyway, but here goes!

 I saw the Ramones in concert as a freshman in high school on a trip with the debate team to Great Adventure in New Jersey in 1979.  It was my first experience with punk rock-and I… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 9:20AM

THERAPY FROM 'HOARDERS'

A & E’s show “Hoarders” has presented quite a challenge for me. It chronicles people who have OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) which manifests itself through the person’s hoarding-it could be food, animals, trash, or anything that fills a space. The filling of space seemRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 11:50AM

YOU GUTLESS WONDER

To Secret Societies, you are gutless and immoral, and those are the nice things I can say about you!  Your  post of "A Very Spiritual Muslim Woman Kills Coworkers" consisted of an opinion you placed in the text of an article from Philly News.com.  You also are a plagiarist!

&… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 11:21AM

DON'T SHINGLES BELONG ON A ROOF?

     I have had a really bad couple of years health wise.  I am finally starting to feel better.  At least, better than before, which was downright awful.  Last year, I was taking immunosuppressants because of my Lupus. Immunosuppressants are given to peop… Read full post »

I don't know about you, but I can hardly tolerate Spiedi-Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag-fully clothed.  I know I do not wish to see them or hear them speak, ever.  Now that they have broken up, Spencer Pratt is shopping around a sex tape.  Just what America needs, to see another… Read full post »