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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:44 AM

UPS receives 667 packs of playing cards for Walsh after open letter circulates

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UPS receives 667 packs of playing cards for Walsh after open letter circulates
by KOMO News Staff Tuesday, April 23rd 2019


TUMWATER, Wash. -- The Tumwater UPS says they received 667 packages of playing cards Tuesday addressed to state Senator Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Walla), who came under fire when she opposed a bill mandating uninterrupted lunch breaks and rest periods for hospital nurses.

Walsh said last week, "I would submit to you those nurses probably do get breaks...they probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day."


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The playing cards arrived after an apparent open letter to Walsh circulated on social media.

The letter included a photo of Walsh with her mailing address saying "send me a deck of cards!"

"I donít know any nurses who play cards, Senator Walsh. I know nurses who care for babies who were born with their spines on the outside of their bodies and brains that wonít stop bleeding. I know nurses who hold infants that canít stop crying because they were born addicted to heroin and meth amphetamines," part of the letter said.


On Tuesday, Walsh said she agreed to shadow a nurse for 12 hours after taking heat for the controversial remark on the Senate floor.



The open letter:

This is an open letter to Senator Maureen Walsh -

Dear Senator Walsh,

You said that not all nurses deserve breaks as they just sit around playing cards while on shift anyway.

I donít know any nurses who play cards, Senator Walsh. I know nurses who care for babies who were born with their spines on the outside of their bodies and brains that wonít stop bleeding. I know nurses who hold infants that canít stop crying because they were born addicted to heroin and meth amphetamines.

I know nurses who roll those same babies down to the morgue when they finally do stop crying. Do you think thatís where they play cards, Senator Walsh?

I know nurses who care for patients that no one else cares about - the homeless, the forgotten and even the psychotic with the same dedication they would show a celebrity...or a Senator.

I know nurses who can go all night without food or a bathroom break. I know nurses with nerve damage and back pain from doing whatever it takes to take care of patients. I know nurses who cry in their cars. Do you think thatís where they play cards, Senator Walsh?

I know nurses who are hard as steel when delivering life saving treatment to dying patients and softer than a whisper when delivering the news that it didnít work to the family. Do you think they all play cards together after that, Senator Walsh?

I know one nurse who is asleep in the next room right now after her second 12 hour shift of the holiday weekend. She left her shoes outside because she didnít want to bring all the blood and bile that she walked through last night into our home. I wish she could leave everything else from the hospital outside that easy. She canít. It stays with her.

Sometimes she doesnít want to talk about it. Sometimes she canít wait to talk about it.

Sometimes she laughs until she cries and sometimes she just cries but, regardless of those sometimes, sheíll be on time for her next shift.

She doesnít play cards either Senator Walsh - but I do. Thatís how I made my living once upon a time before I met a nurse who changed my life. You and I have that in common. Nurses are going to change your life too.

Youíll find out how right after the next election cycle. Youíll have plenty of time to play cards and plenty of cards to play with yourself then.

Sincerely,

One of the millions of people who love a nurse

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Reply UPS receives 667 packs of playing cards for Walsh after open letter circulates (Original post)
babylonsister Apr 24 OP
Wounded Bear Apr 24 #1
dixiegrrrrl Apr 24 #12
calimary Apr 24 #16
Wounded Bear Apr 24 #26
AllaN01Bear Apr 24 #17
groundloop Apr 24 #40
dixiegrrrrl Apr 25 #42
demmiblue Apr 24 #2
Cousin Dupree Apr 24 #3
malaise Apr 24 #4
JudyM Apr 24 #31
malaise Apr 24 #32
dlk Apr 24 #5
CurtEastPoint Apr 24 #11
dlk Apr 24 #24
CurtEastPoint Apr 24 #29
dlk Apr 24 #34
Maru Kitteh Apr 24 #6
dlk Apr 24 #7
rurallib Apr 24 #14
erronis Apr 24 #21
The Mouth Apr 24 #25
3catwoman3 Apr 24 #38
Aristus Apr 24 #8
Butterflylady Apr 24 #9
Sherman A1 Apr 24 #10
B Stieg Apr 24 #13
redstatebluegirl Apr 24 #15
demigoddess Apr 24 #18
AllaN01Bear Apr 24 #19
NastyRiffraff Apr 24 #30
mountain grammy Apr 24 #20
iluvtennis Apr 24 #22
colorado_ufo Apr 24 #23
Wounded Bear Apr 24 #27
3catwoman3 Apr 24 #39
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 24 #41
Generic Other Apr 24 #28
blueinredohio Apr 24 #35
tclambert Apr 24 #33
Blue_true Apr 24 #36
MFGsunny Apr 24 #37
Luciferous Apr 25 #43
CaptYossarian Apr 25 #44

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:47 AM

1. Gotta love when people get creative like this...



Hopefully, the idiot learns something.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:10 PM

12. THESE are the cards I think I will send her..

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:08 PM

16. Cool deck! Where'd you get 'em?

Deplorables cards for yet another card-carrying deplorable.

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:12 PM

26. Uh, the link provided it to Amazon...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:34 PM

17. this

love it.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:39 PM

40. Better get some before they're sold out.... only 10 decks left (after I bought 2)



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Response to groundloop (Reply #40)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:51 AM

42. I'm thinking christmas gifts.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:50 AM

2. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:52 AM

3. She should know that messing with nurses is a losing battle

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:53 AM

4. I'd send her 52 jokers

I hate these people

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:04 PM

31. Perfect.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #31)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:11 PM

32. LOL

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:53 AM

5. Misogyny Takes Many Forms-It's Especially Pathetic When It's A Woman Expressing It

Sadly, men aren't the only ones spreading misogynistic lies. It's particularly awful when it's a woman spreading them. Walsh is in dire need of some consciousness raising, if that's possible. For those without a conscience, unfortunately, there isn't much hope.

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Response to dlk (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:09 PM

11. Not all nurses are female.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:50 PM

24. Yes, You are Exactly Right. However, it's Safe to Say the Majority of Nurses Are Female

And as with other professions that have historically been majority female, they are particularly discriminated against for that very reason. I was addressing the institutionalized sexism and misogyny nurses face and did not intend to demean in any way the tremendous contribution others make to that profession. Sorry if I offended.

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Response to dlk (Reply #24)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:34 PM

29. As a former teacher (and a guy) I know of what you speak. No offense at all taken!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #29)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:17 PM

34. I'm Glad

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:54 AM

6. Walsh agreed to shadow a nurse for 12 hours? She better bring her fucking running shoes

and comfortable clothing. I hope they run her hard.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:56 AM

7. For Those With Cinder Blocks Between Their Ears (Cement with Holes in the Middle), Good Luck!

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:20 PM

14. she really ought to do a week for a good perspective

doubt she could take it though.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:26 PM

21. Probably the same "promise" that the blow-hard fox spigot used for trying out water-boarding.

They talk a lot but don't do any of the walking.

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:04 PM

25. I hope she gets the full measure of trauma and heartbreake, too

There was a brilliant post here the other day about the heartbreak a Nurse goes through

To be honest, I'm a guy in really good shape, I can work as hard a 12 hours as nearly any human on the planet. But I couldn't *BEGIN* to handle the emotional aspects of what nurses have to deal with, every single day. THAT is what the callous beyotch should have to encounter, a young mother taking her last breath as the family is in shock, a gunshot or car accident victim bleeding out...

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:27 PM

38. She'll be on her ass after about...

...4 hours.

I'd love for someone to film this 12 hours of shadowing, but it would violate patient privacy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:57 AM

8. Something Ms. Walsh will never, ever grasp in her lifetime:

All the nurses who are angry with her right now would give 100% of their time, effort, ability, and compassion if she came in to their hospital with a life-threatening condition.

We like to think of ourselves as egalitarian. But there is no doubt that some people are simply better than others...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:02 PM

9. I would rather have a good nurse then

Some of the doctors out there now a days.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:06 PM

10. Excellent

I hope she receives many, many more. She is just a very, very sad excuse for a human being.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:13 PM

13. My mom was a pediatric oncology nurse...

People caring for kids with cancer already know the weightiness of odds and so have no interest in or time to be playing "games of chance."

Screw you, Senator Walsh, in plain English.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:32 PM

15. I loved my nurses when I had spinal surgery they were amazing!

They caught something the doctor missed (he came in for 5 minutes where she was with me for 8 hours or more). If she had not caught it I would not be here. They are fabulous and never sit down!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:36 PM

18. I had a nurse in my family, and others who risked their lives

to treat TB and to find a cure. Nurses in those days, ran a real risk of death to treat patients. Some probably do today.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:37 PM

19. i am a a-fib patient. ive been in my local hospital for that and other things over the years ,

from the emergency department, to the intensive care unit nurses bravo when i was in the emergency department, those people literaly flew. the ed nurses had NO time for breaks, potty or otherwise . BAH HUMBUG.
as for the playing cards, i thought at first they were a mad magazine thing. wouldnt put it past them. luv it.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:47 PM

30. Another A-fib patient here

The nurses in Holy Cross Hospital's and Suburban Hospital's Cardiology units are the best! They went above and beyond caring for me and others.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:00 PM

20. Still have my deck of "woman cards"

from Hillary's campaign.. Maybe I'll send those to Senator Walsh..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:29 PM

22. Love these type of protests

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:36 PM

23. One of the most powerful pieces of writing that I have ever read.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:20 PM

27. I'm pretty sure that most people hardly ever see a "real doctor" anymore...

except for referrals and specialist visits. Hell, over 25 years ago, I was asked if it was OK if I saw a "nurse practitioner" instead of a "doctor" for a routine visit at my HMO. I was OK with it. I have known for a long time that a nurse with many years of experience knows as much and maybe more than a typical intern in his first few years of practice. Nurses see it all, and have rather practical attitudes about their patients.

I don't know about the real percentage, but I'd bet that most hospitals and clinics have senior nurses doing most of the front line work with patients and won't bother calling doctors unless they get in over their heads or need a certified approval or signature on a prescription. That's how it is at the VA.

Hell, I trust nurses. They care.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:35 PM

39. Thank you for your acceptance of nurse practitioners.

I'm an NP and have been since 1976. When I stated my current position almost 23 years ago, I had to tell our receptionists not to ask parents, "Would you mind seeing the nurse practitioner?" Asking people if they "mind" suggests that maybe they should mind. Medical practices would not hire us if they did not consider us highly qualified.

Just say, "I have a 10:00 AM appointment available with the NP, or a 2:00 PM with the doctor."

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #39)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:42 PM

41. You folks - you NPs, ARNPs - you are the BACKBONE of medicine these days.

God Bless each and every one of you.

I am a V A patient. Everytime I go to the VAMC near me, I make a point of thanking the staff who assist me by telling them this:

"From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate and thank you for everything you do for me and all veterans. I know vets can be a cantankerous, impatient and at times, whiny, bunch of malcontents. Please know that I support you. Everyday. You folks are over-worked, underpaid, over-burdened and under-staffed - some clinics can be double- and triple-booked. Your dedication is awesome. Without you - on your side of the counter - folks on my side of the counter would be up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle. Please take good care of yourselves, as you all have loved ones and families that care for you."

And I am not above standing up in the waiting room and informing the impatient, bitchy vets that if they think they can get better, more professional medical care for the same price they are paying the VA (waaaaay below the national average for patient care) that they are free to go do so. There's the door. Good luck. (I got a standing ovation once from the nurses for that in the VAMC-Gainesville.)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:28 PM

28. That woman should not be re-elected

Flabberghasted by her remarks.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #28)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:32 PM

35. Hopefully when she's up for reelection this is brought up every where she goes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:29 PM

33. She ought to start learning some card tricks. Here's my favorite: "Go ahead and pick a card . . .

NOT THAT ONE!!!!"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:32 PM

36. Most rural people elect a moron like that to represent them. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:55 PM

37. YEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ K&R n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:44 AM

43. That letter made me tear up. I can't believe this lady thinks nurses sit around playing cards

all day and I hope she gets her ass handed to her in the next election!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:29 AM

44. In her case, 667 seems like there's one extra.

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