Monday, August 25, 2014

That Time of Year

Seems that about once a year, usually around this time. I run outta steam. If I were Ziggy, this would be a "No intro today" kinda entry, and then there would be a joke....or even the Superman how-to-tell-a-joke kinda thing. 

This past week has been another week of changes, neither all good nor all bad, but something somewhere in the middle. A new rhythm is developing over at Chez Wifely, and it will take some getting used to. Various medical support personnel are beginning to make appearances....the visiting nurse, the PT lady, the bath guy.....and I am grateful for that support. FIL seems more relaxed now that the daily stair climb is over.  More and more, his age is catching up with him, and as  much as he claims he's ready whenever, it's pretty clear he's not.  The speech is a little slurred, the thoughts are getting caught somewhere between the brain and the mouth and not turning into words as quickly as he wants. He gets frustrated, and there is nothing I can do to fix this. He's laughing a bit more, though,...but sleeping more.

And I am sleeping less. Between worrying about FIL and the heart-wrenching news of the week, it's hard to close my eyes and not feel sad. It must be the summer heat. People are just behaving badly world-wide. I read the paper and I wonder how stupid the masses must be to participate in this moral degradation... much less believe what they read even in the New York Times. What's wrong with just telling the truth every once in a while:
Charlie Rose of CBS interviews Khalid Meshaal of Hamas 

Hamas' charter calls for destruction of Israel and the elimination of Jews. Citizens of the State of Israel disagree with that assessment. By the way, not all Israelis are Jews, and not all Jews are Zionists. 

A cop stopped a couple of kids walking down the street. There was some kind of exchange. The cop shot one of the kids. Details to follow.

Senator McCain meeting with Syrian rebels.
The circle is around the man thought to be

 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadithe head of ISIS 

McCain attempts to influence foreign policy. He doesn't always do enough homework. His intentions may be good and sincere, but sometimes, he does more harm than good

These are three true statements. They are by no means meant to completely define or delineate the issue involved, yet each one is precise enough to at least identify a specific issue. Why can't journalists just say stuff like this without the spin and the slant and the baloney attached? Don't get me started on this nonsense!

Therefore, this is where I am going to stop for tonight. I am tired. My brains are running like hamsters on a wheel. There are so many topics on which I would like to rant, yet I cannot pick just one. 

So let's call it a week. Next week, I should be back in fine fettle and form. 

Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
For the record, GE may use some foreign made parts, 
but their fridges are pretty much all made in the US.
This should be a HUGE selling point for them. 


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    1. Not to worry ; I'm on a roll...I just need a moment to re- group. :-)

  2. Interesting take on the news of the past few weeks. But, fact check here: re: the shocking caption on the McCain and Syrian Rebels pic, Abubair Al-Baghdad is the name of the head of ISIS (certainly not a British citizen). Bad enough if that is who met with John McCain. Gee, if only we'd given him US arms then, he might not have disliked us so much.

    1. Vicki,
      I searched on this for about an hour last night, and decided to go with the consistent ID. That does not mean it is necessarily correct, but it seemed to be corroborated on a number of Arabic websites as well.

      So, if you can get me additional info with references on that picture, that would be great. You can post here, or send it to thewifelyperson@gmail/dot/com.

      The circled guy was identified in many places as either Brit cit or Brit resident and the beheader. Any additional sourcing would be great and I will make the change. Thank you so much!

    2. As I had not seen this before, I searched, too, and the name on the Arabic websites of the man in the red circle is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (not Abubair A-Baghdad) but this could be a phonetic misspelling). Looks like several Pakistani and Syrian websites are trying to make out he's a Mossad agent named "Sam Elliot" - sounds like propaganda and conspiracy-like stuff. Hmmm, can't seem to find collaboration from any western news sources. Don't know if they were identified individually although in May, 2013, McCain got heat especially from the Hezbollah-leaning Lebannese paper, The Daily Star, that there were known kidnappers in the picture with him:
      Everything else I see are little websites with exactly the same content published around June 20 something about ISIS publishing pictures that their members are in the pics with John McCain. I don't disagree that John McCain has been a loose cannon damaging US diplomacy...I just don't know if the guy in the picture is the fellow who killed Foley.

    3. I've made the correction: Senator McCain meeting with Syrian rebels.
      The circle is around the man thought to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS

      Again, my thanks ...truly.

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