I’M SPECIAL! For some reason I did not get the highly anticipated Presidential Alert that was sent out at 2:18 pm this afternoon. Oh well. I guess Trump doesn’t have a direct pipeline to my phone. That makes me sad.
One of my friends on Facebook posted this in regards to the alert: “To America the land of the free! Your privacy has just been violated and our country has been breached of our constitutional rights …”
Jeez. I don’t like Trump either but that’s just a little hyperbolic. [SMH]
This week has lasted forever. Is Friday ever going to get here?!
Yesterday, work on all fronts was a hot mess. Rush tasks on one end. Cleaning up someone’s utter idiocy on the other. That kind of crap makes me want to punch people!
Plus, I found out yesterday that there is potentially bad health news looming on the horizon for a family member. We’ll know more after tests next week. I have my fingers crossed for good news.
Got out and mowed this afternoon before any of the customary late afternoon summer rain/thunderstorms blow through. Thank God I spotted the yellow jackets nest as soon as I ran over it with the mower. I was able to run away in terror and avoid getting stung. There were a crap-load of bees that came out of the ground. I hate those fuckers.
At least my fun skeleton undies are supposed to arrive tomorrow.
Hurricane Florence is posed to dump a bunch of rain on us Sunday/Monday. Will there 6″ or 12″+ of the wet stuff? Every time the forecasters talk, the predictions change. There’s talk of flooding and power outages. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see if the creek gets out of its banks. I have plenty of whiskey, rye, moonshine, and rum to get me through. Maybe I should stock up pizza as well?
And … A Brief Political Rant:
Donald J. Trump is a piece of work. From his behavior (and tweets) on the 9/11 anniversary to today’s denials of the death toll numbers in Puerto Rico. He truly is a narcissistic piece of shit. And I really think this country is dumb enough to re-elect him.
Here is my favorite meme from This Week in Trump Land.
Remember all those times I bitched about what an idiot and awful President George W. Bush was? Well, I take it all back. I really didn’t think there would be someone worse than him … and there is. We are currently FUCKED.
I had not realized how much George W. Bush bashing I did until looking back over the archives.
Will there be Trump bashing? Maybe … and maybe not. He’s such an easy target because of the sheer amount of stupid things he says and does. Now he’s off on his first foreign trip and is set to give a speech about Islam in Saudi Arabia. Based on just about every speech he has ever given, you have to wonder … what could possibly go wrong? And then there is the “witch hunt.” He’s says, “No politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly.” Honestly, if Trump has done nothing wrong, he should just let them investigate and quit whining about it. He certainly “doth protest too much.” It would look a lot better if he didn’t always take the bait and act like a spoiled child.
Then I saw this nice little “Letter to the Editor” with it’s veiled (or not so veiled in this case) threats and it kinda pissed me off.
So, I wrote a wee letter of my own. It will be interesting to see if they publish it.
To the Editor:
I was disturbed by Tuesday’s article about “generic” prayer at the opening of Haywood County Board of Commissioners meetings.
Kenneth Henson’s statement that if “commissioners would back off on issues such as erosion control and a nuisance ordinance and take up issues such as defending Christian prayer, they would become worthy of the peoples’ esteem” is ridiculous. County Commissioners are elected to help govern and make things better for ALL the citizens of Haywood County. They are not elected to promote one groups’s religious beliefs.
As a resident, I find it upsetting that these people want to force their religious views onto the Commissioners and in turn on Haywood County as a whole.
I also find some of the statements that Kelly Rogers made in his “Letter the Editor” disturbing as well. To say that the commissioners should “Take a stand for us Christians. If not, I guarantee you, we will stand up next election and you just might not have that Commissioner title” is nothing but outright threats and bullying.
The United States was founded on the concept of FREEDOM of religion, which to my mind means that our County Commissioners should be respectful of all the county’s citizens. “Christians” need to realize that in this county (and in this country), everyone does not have the same belief system.
I have been stewing a wee bit today about the outcome of the Maine vote.
From the ABC News Story: Mary Lou Narbus, a 51-year-old mother of three from Rockwood, Maine, told ABC News she’s pleased Question 1 prevailed in rejecting same-sex marriage. “I believe that marriage is for a man and a woman… and I don’t believe that [gay marriage] should be taught in school, period,” she said.
Seriously? Legalizing gay marriage will lead it to be taught in school? It’s all just more lies about how equality for gays is going to lead to homosexuals indoctrinating children into the “evil lifestyle.”
The best thing that I can think of to saw about the whole thing right now is “Fuck you, Religious Fundies and your churches.”