Thank You Donald Trump
(This is a post I've been meaning to make for months. I've been waiting for better inspiration and text to come to me, but now, before I go vote, I'll go out on the tightrope and write how I feel, before the results of this 2018 midterm elections are revealed)
Thank you DT: For demonstrating to a generation that grew to voting age with Barak Obama as president how important it is to vote.
Thank you DT: For showing Hillary Clinton once and for all that a deep strong resume cannot fully make up for deficiencies in charisma and ability to campaign. See also - George H.W. Bush.
Thank you DT: For showing that it's important for a presidential candidate to have some exposure in one or more elected government jobs before running for president.
Thank you DT: For showing the citizens of the US what the priorities and accomplishments of a GOP Congress would be if they had any breathing willing bill signer in the White House.
And now, off to vote.
FaceBook Friend Is Begging
I have an acquaintance on FaceBook - I've known her for many years, but was always uneasy about her. According to her, she's had terrible luck finding and keeping a job. She wants to only do home health care, will drive many miles to such a job. I think one of the main things about such a job is that it comes with room & board.
But she always seems to screw up somehow and get canned. Or else it's bad luck.
In the most recent case, she arrived at the town where her client lives, only to find out that the client went the hospital while she was on the road. She now has no job and no money.
She is begging for money via Facebook. She's done this before. Friends always seem to give her just enough to get by.
When this happens, I always think to myself "I've got to unfriend this money pit", but I never do, and then things are looking up for her again, and I forget about unfriending her until the next beg. But then I feel guilty about unfriending her while she's asking for money.
Best Surgery Wishes to FuzzyDave
Hi FuzzyDave - I know it might be a year before you see this, but I see from your Tumblr that you've gone into bypass surgery. Best wishes to you, and I hope to see more pics & mysteries form you in years to come!
Election Eve Partying, Or ?
Tomorrow is Election Day 2016. I'm leaving work early and the wife & I are going to friend's house for dinner and dessert and beverages, and watching the election results. How about you?
Since the afternoon/evening of Feb. 12th I've had a mystery oval bruised area on my inside right forearm. Abput 5 inches long and 3 inches at the widest. It's a mystery because I can't think of any impact that would have produced the bruise. It's slow to heal up, at least it doesn't ache, nor is it especially tender to the touch. Weirdly, there's a more tender spot to the right that isn't bruised.
Reminder - what Marc Rubio said about Obama
Sometimes I look at the top contenders for the 2016 GOP presidential candidates, and think "maybe Marco Rubio isn't all that bad". I'm putting this quote here as a reminder to myself why maybe he is that bad:
"And let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing. Barack Obama is undertaking a systematic effort to change this country, to make America more like the rest of the world."
"That's why he passed Obamacare and the stimulus and Dodd-Frank and the deal with Iran. [...] All this damage that he's done to America is deliberate. This is a president that's trying to redefine this country."
Dream Revelation - types of government
Like it says in the title - I had a dream about this last night, which I expanded on now that I'm awake. If I missed any key details - hey, it was from a dream, and I'm posting for the lolz!
FACISM: WE are strong! STRONG! Wanna feel my bicep? Nobody better mess with us!
Enhanced FACISM: THEY are our enemy! WE must neutralize them, with our STRONG STRENGTH *flexes biceps*.
COMMUNISM: WE each of us have needs and abilities, and if we get together to use our abilities to satisfy each other's needs, it'll be paradise!
Enhanced COMMUNISM: But first WE must get into the proper mindset! THEY don't have the proper mindset, WE must correct THEM. Also, this small group of US is like a super-US, we'll tell all of US how to get to the glorious future! Also, we need a higher amount of resources, because of all the hard planning & coordinating were are doing for US.
CAPITALISM: WE each of us have needs and abilities, and if each of us uses our abilities to satisfy each other's needs, at a fair price, it'll be paradise!
Enhanced CAPITALISM: If it doesn't have a monetary price, it's silly sentimental crap. And fair is what the market will bear - $300 too much for a dose of medicine? What, you wanna die instead?