Monday, January 15, 2018

Blogger acting up

I am getting about a 30 second delay every time I try to reply to a comment.  I shut my pc down and restarted, but same thing.  3 days now.  It's making it very difficult for me to want to comment, even here, you know?

Not sure what to do.  :(

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Racism, as I see it, in a nutshell

No racist thinks they are racist.  Actually, they don't believe racism exists.  They believe they are superior, and they don't think that there is anything wrong with that.  They don't believe in everyone being equal.  They think this is liberal snowflake nonsense.

Although the Liberal 'snowflake' thing is new terminology, racists have ALWAYS felt this way.  We cannot change racist's minds on the subject.  That's been Liberal's problem; trying to change thinking.  Can't do it.  We need to stop wasting time trying to change adult minds that are set in stone, and instead, focus our energy and efforts in getting out the vote, and doing our best to outvote them.

Period.  Anything else is a waste of time and loss of focus.

And yes, I feel better, but I tire easily.  So I'm taking it pretty easy.

P.S. oddly enough, it appears that my December SS retirement first check was deposited 1/2.  I hadn't even noticed with my flu/virus.  So that's the good news!

This next week I'll be back to visiting your blogs.  I miss you guys!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

finally starting to feel a bit better!

Since yesterday afternoon, I started to finally get some energy back.  I'm staying home today too, but will go back to work tomorrow.  Fortunately, Friday is a half day and Monday is the Martin Luther King holiday.

this was nasty, whatever it was.  Glad to feel like the worst of it's behind me, but I know my immunity and strength is low, and will be for a while, so I know I have to be mindful of that getting back to normal life.

thanks so much for all your kind thoughts, well wishes, and prayers from my last post.  You guys are so awesome!

Monday, January 8, 2018

update on this jungle rot

I have all the symptoms of the flu except the fever.  Day Four (Monday) was worse than Day 3.  Ugh.

that's all I've got.  No idea when I will head back to work but at this point I need to just be able to take a shower!

And yes, I got my flu shot in late September.  I guess it's keeping me from getting a fever?  I don't know.  Not feeling very lucky...

prayers gratefully accepted.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Chapter One

First off, I seem to have come down with a cold. First one in 4-6 years.  Not a normal cold, or a so far light flu.  Time will tell...  (I did get my flu shot in September.)

Anyhow,  biggest takeaway in chapter one?  No one Trump included, thought he had a prayer of winning.  Right through election night, until it happened right before their eyes;
From the book...

"Not only did Trump disregard the potential conflicts of his business deals and real estate holdings, he audaciously refused to release his tax returns. Why should he if he wasn’t going to win?

What’s more, Trump refused to spend any time considering, however hypothetically, transition matters, saying it was “bad luck”—but really meaning it was a waste of time. Nor would he even remotely contemplate the issue of his holdings and conflicts. He wasn’t going to win! Or losing was winning.

 Trump would be the most famous man in the world—a martyr to crooked Hillary Clinton.
His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would have transformed themselves from relatively obscure rich kids into international celebrities and brand ambassadors.

Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the Tea Party movement.

Kellyanne Conway would be a cable news star.

 Reince Priebus and Katie Walsh would get their Republican Party back.

Melania Trump could return to inconspicuously lunching.

 That was the trouble-free outcome they awaited on November 8, 2016. Losing would work out for everybody.

Shortly after eight o’clock that evening, when the unexpected trend—Trump might actually win—seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he called him, looked as if he had seen a ghost.

Melania, to whom Donald Trump had made his solemn guarantee, was in tears—and not of joy.

There was, in the space of little more than an hour, in Steve Bannon’s not unamused observation, a befuddled Trump morphing into a disbelieving Trump and then into a quite horrified Trump.

But still to come was the final transformation: suddenly, Donald Trump became a man who believed that he deserved to be and was wholly capable of being the president of the United States. "

 More to come tomorrow.

of course I bought the book!

I can't wait to get home tonight and start reading on my brand new Fire!  :)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Dear , The President of the United States of America just turned the threat of *Nuclear War* into a dick-measuring contest.
Are you ready to have the “mental fitness” discussion, or should we wait until after the nukes are airborne? Sincerely, Terrified Americans

EDITED TO ADD an excellent commentary, that I believe is spot on (ABOUT Bannon's attack on Trump today):

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