Monday, February 11, 2013

Stuff And Nonsense ~ My Stuff and Political Nonsense

First things first: arm update. Went to see Dr. Tigger on Thursday and he was pleased as punch with himself. He was pretty happy with me, too, being I've already got about 75% range of motion and my x-ray was very terrific....or so he said. He figures another two weeks with the Darth Vader hand, and then I'll be pretty much done with the splint thingee. I see him again in four weeks. And I am typing this bare handed with 10 working fingers. Huzzah!

Well, the blizzard out east in the main topic of conversation. Not to be left out, it stanrted raining Saturday night. It was total slush ice by morning. Like a moron, I just had to go to Byerly's...via 35E no less. I haven't been this nervous driving since I had a newborn in the back seat. Slush curf scares the stuffings outta me! Let's just say I took the all-water route home....Lex to Lone Oak to Delaware for you native types. By the time I reached the garage, the snow was starting and then it just came down in clumps, stopped for a while, then started up again late Sunday night. No, I did not fire up Big Red; Landscape Tim is still plowing the driveway but even so, it's slick as goose poo.  I can tell you without hesitation there are no rubbish bins at the bottom of the driveway. Yes, I'm skittish, yes, I'm a total chicken, and yes, I fell on the driveway again.... Thursday night ...landed square on my butt this time. One broken wing was enough, thank you very much.

Meanwhile, we're coming up on Valentine's Day, admittedly not my favorite goyische holiday these days. Without Steve around to send flowers and a kitchen utensil, it's not all that much fun. My kind and understanding Cousin Laurie announced we are going to the border battle on Thursday night, when the Golden Gophers take on the Wisconsin Badgers over at the Barn. Nothing like watching the Gophers get their collective heads handed to them to cheer a girl up. <sigh>

Also in the "makes my blood boil" division was House Majority Leader Error Cantor on Press the Meat. Do they come any more disingenuous than this guy? His take on why the "sequestration" plan was in effect was so President Obama could raise taxes. What is this guy drinking at that hour of the morning? He needs to switch to non-hallucinogens if he's going to doing the morning talk shows. According to him, the Republicans had no part in this brinksmanship game. Nope, they were innocent bystanders, bewildered by the President would do something like this. Oh, puh-lease.
But wait, there's more. Cantor wants an immigration bill that focuses only on the children. Yeah, hustle madre y padre back over the border but the kids can stay. Sure. Kinda like self-deportation, eh?  And let's not forget Error's call to end paid overtime:

Imagine if we simply chose to give all employees and employers this option. A working mom could work overtime this month and use it as time off next month without having to worry about whether she'll be able to take home enough money to pay the rent. This is the kind of common sense legislation that should be non-controversial and moves us in the right direction to help make life work for families.
Eric Cantor, February 05, 2013  
I really wanna know how that's gonna work....and at what rate of pay? Does he really think that police officer isn't gonna figure out that banking the hours is a net loss? Maybe it's just that he doesn't remember what it's like to be an hourly wage slave?

Or it could be that he really think We, the People, are that dumb.

I had such high hopes that the Republicans would wake up and come back with a party and partnership worthy of consideration. Instead, they are persisting in painting themselves as the new Confederacy of Dunces with their very own cast of Claude Robichauxes. Already they seem to have forgotten the warning messages fired across the party bow on election day. Somehow, they just haven't grokked the idea that their message is just wrong for 21st century United States. Hell's bells! It's even wrong for 20th century United States. What is wrong with those people??????

Personally, I'm waiting for the State of the Union address. I want to hear how POTUS is going to redirect. There's something about a terminal term that often emboldens the holder of said office. I'm hoping Mr. Obama will take the gloves off and punch out some Republican morons... like Speaker Boehner and feckless Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell. Between the two of them, they've racked up more poop pies than the concessionaires at the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Festival

  Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
If someone comes up to you and say, "I guess it's just you and me, kid,"
the proper response is "Whaddya mean we, kemosabe?"

Bonus Tip
If your name is Handy Andler, today is your 60th birthday.
(Good lord! Are we really that old???????)

They just stopped by the back yard to say "hello!"


  1. WP, I am disappointed that your blog fails to give us your take on Pope Benedict's "retirement" and exactly whom you were backing in the upcoming election... the info I have is that the Red Cardinals (aka "Grand Old Pope" party) are currently leading the Blue ones. Do you concur?

    1. Not being a Catholic and all, I was hesitant to comment on the Pope's departure until there was more reliable information avaialable. So far, however, no one is talking about what _really_ happened.

  2. I can't believe Virginia fell for Cantor's fake southern accent.

    1. It's not fake - there really are Jewish people in the South who even speak Yiddish with a Southern accent. Not that Mr. Cantor would - I've already written to him about his violating all of the 613 Mitzvot about the poor.

  3. Personally, I'm waiting for the State of the Union address.

    I watched it, and I found that I could actually finish Mr. Obama's sentences, after hearing the same thing coming out of his lips for the past (what feels like) 8 years.


  4. Cantor is a nothing more than rebellious 12-year-old in adult-size clothing. Marco Rubio (the party's "savior") is drinking the same Kool-Aid. I could only watch about 3 minutes of his "response" to SOTU before switching channels. It was that or upchuck. Obviously he was just regurgitating the standard Rethug talking points, probably from a teleprompter considering there was none of the passion of his speech at the GOP convention.

    I have to disagree that this year's SOTU was nothing but a repeat of previous years. There was something different this time, perhaps because Obama so successfully frustated the GOP's efforts to make him a one-term prez. I think he put the Geriatric Obstructionist Party on notice that he won't be playing nice-nice any more. (Only time will tell how that works out...)

    As for the pope's retirement, Ratzinger should never have been elevated to that position in the first place. In fact, if Vatican insiders' scuttlebutt is accurate, he pretty much bullied (or blackmailed) the other cardinals into choosing him. Considering he was the previous pope's #2 guy for so many years, he had access to the dirty secrets of each and every one and apparently wasn't above using them to get his way. History, of course, shows he was not a very effective pope, and I suspect the decision to retire was his own. Better retirement than a dose of hemlock in his bedtime toddy.

    Glad to hear your "broken wing" is healing nicely, and apologies for not coming around the last few weeks. I've been devouring a stack of books about the Devonshires of Chatsworth in Derbyshire and the present Dowager Duchess's Mitford sisters. Political intrigue on steroids!

    1. Forgiven.....since you mentioned the Mitford girls; they are the stuff of legends! You must've seen the PBS program about Chatsworth.