Okay, so I'm PMSing again...this is becoming increasingly clear. And now I've built up a good head of steam about several issues.
First, I've learned that a bill is being signed which says that illegal aliens will be unable to receive full-scope Medicaid benefits. Now, we can go round and round about immigration in this country and how we need to have different rules or whatever, but let's be clear: the only thing that denying people adequate access to healthcare does is put an undue burden on emergency departments. You know those places that you go when you are having a medical crisis. The place you'd like to think will be able to treat that crisis in a timely manner. But, if folks don't have access to medical services (because they can't afford to see a doctor out-of-pocket), then they clog up the ERs and suddenly your crisis may take hours and hours (because someone has not seen a doctor and let their infected toe become gangrenous before getting it checked out, and now their crisis is bigger than your crisis). Basic healthcare should be a right simply because it is cheaper and less of a hassle to make it so.
Second, why do people assume that a particular type of relationship structure (i.e. a couple in a monogamous long-term relationship) is the only one that is going to make everyone happy? And, related to this, why is there an assumption that polyamory only benefits men? (Yes, yes, most examples of polyamory are of one man having many wives, but if you think outside of the box, one woman could happily have several husbands.) My choices for a relationship are my choices, if I don't like how it's going, then I have the right to make different choices.
Third, why do non-veg people who are not familiar with vegetarianism, always want to ask me about my food choices right when we sit down to eat? It bugs me and I'm going to respectfully decline to answer anymore.
And, well, I think that's it for now. If you want there is a really long post below this to read from today, too.