Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Morning Fulminations

Cold Lady in the Garden this morning

Good morning folks!  How are you on this COLD spring morning.  Yes, another cold one.  Temps down to the low 40's.  

I finished my second shift at the hotel last night.  Business is picking up. We're in the season.  Of course several of the guests are complaining about the cold weather.  I apologize to them and tell them I can only guarantee perfect weather for MY events. 

I did have a pleasant surprise last night.  Old friend (old as me and THAT'S OLD) stopped by to visit two of their former neighbors who were staying at the hotel.  Jack and Judy D.  

A Selfie with my good friends Judy and Jack D. at the hotel last night


Judy is (was) my former high school classmate and, along with her husband Jack they were me and Bill's wedding witnesses last July. This is the first time I've seen them since the Big Day. We had a nice visit.  We made plans to go out to lunch next week. 



Now I have a day off before I begin another two day shift at the hotel this weekend.  I'm filling in for a co-worker who is taking off the Easter weekend to visit his brother and his family in Connecticut.  Good old Ron. Hey, I'm taking two weeks off in August so it all works out.




As I mentioned in an earlier blog posting I've been roped into being the local Democratic neighborhood volunteer.  You know, those people who knock on your door at all the wrong times reminding you to VOTE.  I've been given my list of neighborhood names and time frame to go a knocking (which you know I hate, all those opportunities for REJECTION).  

This be me soon

This morning, after breakfast at a local restaurant (which was a BIG MISTAKE of which I will talk about later), I had Bill chauffeur me around while I tried to connect my list of addresses with the houses where I'm going to bug these poor defenseless Democrat registered voters.

My script goes something like this:

"Hi. My name is _______________. I'm one of your nearby neighbors in Lewes (Milton for me) and a counter for the local Democratic party. I'm stopping by to let you know that the party is active in this district, and that we're hoping to elect more Democrats in the off-cycle election next November. If you have any questions or concerns in the coming years, please feel free to contact _______ at ________. We'd be happy to pass on your concerns and try to answer any questions you might have. Thanks so much for your time today."

You know I'm loving this.  Actually, I should be more involved with local Democratic politics, I just don't want it taking over my life.  But that is a subject for another blog posting.  

So Bill drove and I looked for addresses that are on my list that I received from the local Democratic leader,  this morning and it was basically a bust.  About a third of the houses don't even have an address.  And I definitely don't want to take a chance and knock on an errant Tea Bagger's door!


CAN.YOU.IMAGINE? Joe the Plumber answers the door.  Hey, I'm not Barrack Obama's biggest fan by far but man oh man, do we really want a return of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld or any of the new crazy right wing nuts like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.  Really folks?


These Tea Baggers are so whacked out with their crazy assed paranoia they scare me to death if they even get close to wielding any kind of power.  Seriously folks, the likes of Louie Gomert for Secretary of the Defense? 


One thing is for sure, if the Tea Bagger Right Wing Nut faction of the Republican Party (is there a "regular" Republican party left after all?) gets in power we'll be in another war with:

  1. Syria
  2. Iran
  3. Egypt
  4. Russia

So proud of themselves - they didn't lose anybody in their Wars of Choice

And who knows who the f_ck else these nut cases decide to go to war with to show their manhood. Of course they never personally go to war nor any member of their families, they send the young folks who can't get a job in the economy that was almost ruined by the back to back Bush tax cuts, prescription drug benefits in which the government was not allowed to bargain prices with the drug companies thus creating a windfall for the drug companies. But I digress (which often happens when I blog post because I don't plan these posts out in advance folks, I just let them "flow.") 



So anyway, I wasn't too successful in identifying the homes I'm going to bother this morning so I'll go to Plan B which is Google maps.  It'll take a little longer but at least I'll be at my desk and not trying to dodge traffic while I'm looking for non-existent house signs.  I had this same problem when I worked for the Census Bureau back in 2010, couldn't find about half of the addresses.  What is it with people that they can't do the basic and put their address out in front of their house?  Are they THAT lazy?  Well…..yes.



Folks, about the last thing I want to do is traipse around my neighborhood, bothering my neighbors like I hate to be bothered but if I can do just a little bit to prevent the Far Right Republican politicians from gaining power and totally ruining this country, I will.  Say what you will about the sometimes feckless president Obama and vice president Crazy "Uncle Joe" Biden but at least they're going to preserve the social safety net and prevent the few very rich oligarchs in this country from completely taking over this country for their own greed which knows no bounds.  What always amazes me is how many of the American voters believe the lies that the Republicans tell them to vote against their own interests. I'm on a rant here folks, I better get off.



Our "betters" - maybe some of their millions will "trickle" down to us lowlies

Today's oligarchs who want to buy the U.S. democracy for their own personal piggy bank:

Koch Brothers - net worth over 100 billion as of April 2014 - they want more
Sheldon Adelson - net worth 36.5 billion as of January 2014 - wants more


You can't let them win folks.  If you do we're f'ckd. 

14 comments:

  1. That last line says it all!

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  2. tru fax dat. you better stop eating out til your system gets back in balance. have a nice weekend!

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    1. Anne Marie,
      I think I have a penchant for eating at dumps. Or at least giving them a second (or third chance). I am a glutton…….for punishment.
      Ron

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  3. I feel the same way, all the way down the board. I am ashamed that at one point in my life, I voted straight-ticket Republican. But I've seen the light!
    If I tried to do what you're doing, it would be easy: my county of 268,000 is 98% Republican. That only leaves 5,360 of us poor Democrats scattered amongst the loonies!
    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Jay
      Hard to believe that when I was in college I actually wrote a term paper called "The Emerging Republican Majority", thinking that never in my lifetime would I see a Republican majority. Just goes to prove the old adage "be careful what you wish for." Of course today's so called "Republicans" are nothing like the fiscally conservative, individual liberty conservative Republicans that I knew. Many of today's so called Republicans are nothing more than racist anarchists, seeking the destruction of this country and handing it over to the oligarchs. The base doesn't even know how they're being used by the oligarchs. Karl Rove is a genius because he figured that many of the base don't pay that close attention to the real details of what's happening and only hear what they want to hear. At the root of their fear is that the "minorities" will take over. That's what this is all about, make no mistake about it. You know, The Gays, The Black, The Hispanics; THOSE PEOPLE. They're not US.
      Ron

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  4. Too late! We are already f-cked! And getting upset is not good for your stomach either

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    1. Nadege,
      I apologize for using the "F" bomb but when I get on these rants (which I try to avoid). If these nuts get in control, we're doomed. The scary things is that they have discovered they can tell the Big Lie to their base and get them to vote against their own interests. At least they're not using the threat of "The Gays" to scare the base into voting for the Whacko Right Wing Nuts, they have Obama instead.
      Ron

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  5. PS - that hospitality suite looks pretty damn empty. :(

    it needs to be filled with my boyfriends! :)

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    1. Anne Marie,
      I was wondering if anyone would recognize the hospitality suite. Good for you! I took that picture last night when I was making my rounds at work. The sunlight was shining in on it in such a way that caught the beauty yet sadness of the empty room where so much laughter and happiness was only a few weeks ago.
      Ron

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  6. From this distance you seem like a real stickler for punishment. Can't you do what I do, which is to think that after all those years fighting it's high time for others, younger and with more stamina, to do their part? But I know the answer before you say it - the fighting never stops and if everyone felt the way I do then the enemy would get in by default. So okay, point taken.

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    1. Ray,
      I must have that "look" because ever since I've retired to Delaware I've been asked to volunteer for one thing or another. So far I've turned the. All down but this one I couldn't really turn down. I just have to adjust. But I'm setting limits on this job though. I have a feeling if I do it to well I'll be asked to do more. This is in my neighborhood and I can handle it but anymore, I cannot and will not.
      Ron

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  7. alas we already are and I doubt it can be reversed.

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    1. I tend to agree with you Dr. Spo, I think we're on an irreversible trend. The only good thing is that at least "The gays" aren't being used as a wedge issue to scare people into voting for the Republicans. They already tried that. That's what got us the disastrous eight Bush years that also it took this country into a ditch.
      Ron

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