|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:
|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.