(Ballard Street via GoComics.com)
Traditionally, the Silly Season doesn’t start till mid-summer, but it’s not just the hot weather that’s running well ahead of schedule.
A purported vial of Ronald Reagan’s blood was offered for auction, but public outcry led to its eventual donation to the Reagan Library. Rude political columnists are already making cloning jokes, and no doubt the competition to design a proper reliquary will be fierce (alas, Thomas Kinkaide is no longer with us). And I never even got to use the joke about the eventual auction winner sending the vial — anonymously, of course — to the Oxford-Lausanne cryptozoology project!
In another sign that the premature heat has fried some peoples’ few functional brain cells, the One Million Moms agitators (or, as Paul Constant refers to them, “Six Moms with Too Much Time on Their Hands and a Shitty Website“) have started a letter-writing campaign to protest DC and Marvel Comics’ upcoming gay character / gay wedding storylines… because the behavior of a mutant superhero in a comic book is liable to “mislead” impressionable young children as to how the world works. And because they are so innocent in the wicked ways of the internetz, the geniuses behind OMM decided to let commentors edit their form letter, too.
Apart from people making fools of themselves, what’s on the agenda for the big (American) holiday weekend?
Some final garden planting if the last few veggie starters I bought today before it gets too hot. And my family is celebrating the safe return of my Marine son from Afghanistan from his fourth and hopefully final deployment. This is a great day.
Marking coursework, watching nurse Jackie, eating timtams. Life is good.
the fugitive uterus
psychotic ex-bf trying to reach out to me now. i know i should leave it alone but part of me wants to string him along in order to torture him psychologically, since that’s what he did to me.
sick, i know. and probably not too smart.
i also want to find out how many other monumental relationship failures he has had since i extricated myself from his grasp about a year ago.
anyway, i’d like a fucking apology, i guess that’s really what it’s about, i’d like some begging for forgiveness. that’s unrealistic when you are dealing with a borderline personality narcissist, i know.
also, i want to say, “dude, remember when you tried to slander me and completely destroy my reputation to someone else? that guy has been my bf for a year now! NICE WORK, DICKWIPE!”
@satby: Welcome home to your son. I’m very happy he came back safely.
the fugitive uterus
“and, you forged a bond b/w me and my bf by attacking me, we are now in a committed relationship! what’s up with you?”
WTF was I thinking when I volunteered to hold the family (and a few friends) Memorial Day gathering? I have so much shit to clean and cook and it’s set to be 90 degrees here today!
In other news, my beautiful Otis cost us $400 for his annual exam at the vets. Turns out he has food allergies that are causing his ear infections, possible hypothyroidism, and a compressed disc in his back. He starts physical therapy today and is taking an array of meds that make him walk around like he’s stoned 24/7. Probably the pain meds and muscle relaxers. I’d laugh at him if I wasn’t so upset about his physical problems. Poor beautiful boy!
Friends coming over this afternoon for burgers, tater salad and frozen margaritas. Braves baseball, because we’re gluttons for punishment and heartbreak apparently. Hoping I can finally get around to A Slave in the White House tomorrow.
Hubby is off Monday, I’m not. However, summer hours for my office begin Monday, so I’ll have a month of three-day weekends coming up.
@the fugitive uterus:
I know this one. What I did when someone was mean is to ignore them. After you are gone, you are gone. It is the worst thing you can do to someone like him.
Don’t talk to him and remove him from your life. That is the ultimate payback.
People don’t change. It won’t be any different now than it was before. You will detach from him, given time.
Say, thanks Mom.
Best part of omm site. This warning from ff. Teh irony.
Wonderful to hear. A great big welcome home to your son, and warm wishes to your family.
the fugitive uterus
@Maude: thanks, you’re right about that – just entertaining a revenge fantasy here this morning! ;)
Just finished the morning battle of bottle feeding a 4-5 week old foundling kitty. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of that particular experience let me encourage you to do so. Did you know that when trying to bottle feed them, young kittens suddenly grow 10 legs , all waving wildly and tipped with needle points . The best solution I have found is a pair of leather work gloves
Other than that things suddenly have taken a very significant upswing after my wife has had a couple of shitty months since the start of the new year, a fall that produced a low back compression fracture , a lumpectomy of one breast
proved to be benign, nose surgery on a spot on the side of her nose that proved NOT to be benign but was a basal cell and the doc got it all. Now plastic surgery to repair the hole left in her nose
the fugitive uterus
the Rickroll is dead. Life is unfair.
You can’t shut Paul Krugman up:
(I)f you take a trillion dollars for instance, out of the first year of the federal budget, that would shrink GDP over 5%. That is by definition throwing us into recession or depression.
Oh, wait a minute. That was Mitt Romney doing that Beltway “gaffe” thing, where blurting out the truth is seen as a “mistake,” especially when it runs counter to every crank proposal Romney has endorsed that has been forthcoming from the Ryan Austerity Megaphone of the GOP – the dominant party “intelligentsia,” who are either economically illiterate or WANT to plunge the country into even deeper extended depression.
I’m not convinced Willard M. Romney is particularly smart, but it’s clear that beneath the nauseating facade of desperate cynicism, there are still some vestigial grains of common sense. The fact that he’s a practiced liar and clearly believes even less of what he says than the typical political opportunist – albeit subject to the occasional “Beltway gaffe” – appears to be the only “redeeming” feature of his candidacy, not a fatal flaw. Which is pathetic.
the fugitive uterus
@grandpa john: i sort of envy you that. best wishes to your wife, i’m glad her lump was benign! and bless you for taking care of that little furbean! we need pix! specifically, we need bottle-feeding pix, srsly NEED!
I’m spending the week in the British Virgin Islands- Virgin Gorda to be precise. There’s a big boating event going on and I’m here to gather photographic evidence and not think about American politics at all. Weather is typically perfect and seas are cooperative, so I’m good. 8-]
A lousy week. Had a root canal on Thursday, which sucked as only oral surgery can. Finally got to Friday and came home to find in the mail a citation and fine from the city for a “dangerous and dilapidated fence” amounting to several day’s pay. I’ve already torn down one fence for them, which turned out to be on the neighbors’ lot. Now they want us to tear down the other fence, which survey stakes clearly show is a foot over the lot line to the north of us.
The city is generally cool and I have no beef with them. But this is the second screwup of this type and this time I want an apology.
the fugitive uterus
@grandpa john: bottle-feeding pics would contribute significantly to the mental and emotional well-being of all Juicers. not to put pressure on you or anything. :)
Gonna see ‘Avengers’. Maybe in 3D if I’m feeling splurgy. It’s playing on three screens at my local multiplex, so I’m thinking that tickets will be available. Probably.
of my previous post which somehow failed to make the cut
The upswing being the results of couple of letters from a law firm in CT in forming my wife that a cousin had named her as an heir in her will which was totally unexpected, we haven’t seen the cousin in 20 years. A second more recent letter established the value of the estate so that my wifes share is a little less than half a milllion leaving us in a state of euphoric shock. Since we are both 75, there will be no wild partying or drunken debaucheries, as we have not received any of the money yet, but there will be plenty of paying off our bills, the daughters bills the granddaughters college loans and perhaps the fulfillment of her desire to eventually get PHD in Psychology
Excuse the gloating but when you have lived a normal american life of a couple both working paycheck jobs so that you can exist at something above poverty level, fairy tale events happening in your life are not expected an d when they do you want to share with friends and I consider the good folks at BJ friends, even if as friends often do, we sometimes differ
Evolving attitudes or pandering for quick profit?
Leave us not forget that when Marvel first published a story announcing Northstar as being gay, they quickly did a ‘180’ so fast that the backwash nearly sucked in the entire multiverse.
While never repudiating his orientation 100%, they buried it deep, deep back in the closet, going so far as to write him out of storylines altogether for a goodly amount of time. Primarily in response to a loud negative minority.
This from the same company which published the ultra-stereotyped, semi-infamous Bruce Banner attempted shower rape story in the 80s.
@the fugitive uterus: Unfortunately since all three of my hands are being used to hold the kitten and the bottle, none are left over to hold the camera
John’s spider thread reminded me of an insect incident from last week. One of our cats was batting around what I thought was a piece of dog kibble. When I picked it up, I discovered it was a fat, blood engorged woodtick that had dropped off a dog. A life long country girl, I’m not squeamish or normally freaked out by bugs but I screamed. It really grossed me out.
It’s a big holiday weekend here, too, because Sunday is Shavuot, the holiday where Jews all around the world read the Book of Ruth, eat cheesecake, and wonder what the hell this holiday is supposed to be about, anyway?
I went roller skating on the beach promenade this morning – 1 mile up, stop for a salad and a beer, 1 mile back – came home, made hummus, and a couple of friends are coming over in a bit. When they get here I’m going to fry up a shitload of homemade potato chips to eat with the hummus.
Then tomorrow I start my campaign of harassment to get my landlord to replace the air conditioner with one that, you know, works.
@bemused: What, you didn’t give it the stomp maneuver and watch the blood fly
My email to DC:
I love that you’re going to have a gay character
As a parent and someone who wholly disagrees with OneMillionMoms.com (but kind of loves the fact I can use their form letter to send this email), I am extremely excited that you will acknowledge the existence of homosexuality and provide a hero for LGBT youths. Of course, you and I know that only old folks who haven’t touched a comic in, oh, EVER think they’re only for small children, but that’s beside the point. If one kid picks up one of your comics and sees a courageous hero taking on challenges who also, by the way, happens to be gay, and takes heart from seeing him- or herself represented, you will have done so much good.
So please ignore these cranky old ladies–all four of them–and their complaints. As a Christian, I know that they’re expressly forbidden from judging others and should mind their own business. The Bible states this clearly in James 4:12-13.
As someone who already supports your company, I feel proud of what your doing here. Thank you.
I look forward to hearing you ignored these “One Million Moms.”
Not an option in the house.
@bemused: So I imagine then he got the old flush down the toilet move, that’s how my wife does it with bugs
Good news this week: I got dozens of people signed up for employer life/health/dental insurance. The company changed providers for the 3rd time in 3 years and we had to run all 80 employees through signup. Many of them are barely literate and have only the vaguest idea how insurance works. I worked for life and health insurers for 13 years so I was assigned to shepherd the whole process. We got zero support from corporate HR/Benefits so I was the only resource. I managed to convince a lot of people to take the very cheap dental and vision coverage, which was a bargain. We met our signup goal 36 hours ahead of schedule and I think my co-workers will be well served under the new policies.
Sure it’s not silly season, but like Christmas, the stores change earlier each year. This is the tradiditional date where there will be a ceremony for veterans and no matter what happens I’m certain whatever Obama does will be unprecedented, out of touch, lecturing, or an insult to all troops and Americans everywhere.
The Fat Kate Middleton
@grandpa john: Awesome. You’re spending it exactly the way we would (except for making it a Ph.D. in Literature). Congratulations!
Blessings to you all. And big fat prayers that there are no more tours.
@grandpa john: Huge congratulations on your unexpected (but I am sure well-deserved) good fortune. It sounds as though many more things in your lives are going right, and the challenges that remain are not overwhelming. I’m very happy for you and your wife.
(but now that you’ve got all that money, you could BUY another hand to hold the camera and give us a kitten-feeding pic.)
@RossInDetroit: I spent an hour yesterday with my HR department learning how to Communicate an unpopular new policy. Apparently I can lie about it and shrug my shoulders as long as I do so in a way that’s confusing and doesn’t make HR look bad.
Had you seen this story about Bob Page, the founder of “Replacements” (china/silver)?
Mind you, this man is a job creator. For real. 450 employees, all in North Carolina. And gay.
From James B. Stewart, in the NY Times:
He’s lost a lot of customers, but there are upsides to his experience too.
We need more Bob Pages.
Saw “The Dictator” last night. It is obscene, juvenile, sexist, racist and the funniest movie I have seen in years. You definitely do not want to see this movie if you are easily offended.
I didn’t enjoy Cohen’s earlier movies which rely heavily on gorilla film-making & making people as uncomfortable as possible. This one relies on acting and script.
The bonus is when Admiral General Aladeen includes Cheney in the list of worlds greatest dictators and gives a speech explaining he would not have a democracy in his country like in America because if you had a democracy you couldn’t ensure that 1% would get all the money while 99% went without & you couldn’t bail out the rich when they make a bad bet . . .
I read that Peggy Noonan interviewed Mitt. The few bits I read were odd. There is no video or transcript so there is only dipsy Noonan’s interpretation which is always a big ole fuzzy mess. Mitt is a talking bloop machine. Neither alone makes any sense. Those two talking gibberish to each other in an interview….yikes.
@Suffern ACE: So pretty standard Corporate HR SOP then?
Villago Delenda Est
I, for one, are thrilled at your good fortune.
Now buy me a Porsche.
@Pen: Yep. Popular policies get announced with trumpets by HR. unpopular policies get announced by performance managers. Which basically means that my staff tend to think bad policies come from me, while HR is Santa Claus.
Villago Delenda Est
Please give yourself a gold star, and at the same time blow a raspberry at the lazy vermin of HR.
Villago Delenda Est
Isn’t it obvious? It’s about eating cheesecake!
This is, IMHO, a great holiday!
@grandpa john: Congrats. Now that you have shown how smart you are, you too can get named to the Goldman Sachs Risk Management Committee.
@Villago Delenda Est:
Thank you. We did our best despite the signup materials and provider directories never arriving, incorrect and conflicting statements from Corporate and the online system being down for 8 days of the 2 week enrollment period.
But most of our staff are barely hanging on to the bottom rung of the economic ladder. It’s not often that I get a chance to do something concrete to help them and I jumped at it.
I have to leave the house and don’t know where to go and what to do for, oh, 6 or 7 hours. The vibrations have started up for the day and will only get worse as the day wears on. I’m already feeling my anxiety level rising. This condition is driving me crazy. I had a consultant in on Wednesday to take measurement of noise and vibrations. I’m waiting for his report. I’ll submit it to the building management and the co-op’s board of directors. I can only hope that they will do something to re-align all the motors (elevators and ventilation vans). (I don’t really want to sue them, but I can’t use my apartment for its intended purpose.) Last night I was up until 2 A.M. waiting for the vibrations to stop so I could sleep. (Ten hours of vibrations and I couldn’t sit and read or sleep.)
I’ve been thinking of you with this awful situation. It isn’t possible to live like that.
I would sue.
@the fugitive uterus:
Per the update on the story, the Rickroll has been resurrected. Rick lives!
Wow, you guys have been doing some great stuff.
Satby: so glad your son is home, and may he not be posted to a warzone again.
Ross in Detroit: awesome re making sure vulnerable people get insurance.
Grandpa John: you can afford a lot of cushioned gloves for handling kittens now, no? Great for your family, and probably some deserving organizations down the line.
Nitpicker: loved your letter. Especially your biblical knowledge.
@RossInDetroit: RossinDetroit, that’s wonderful! You’ve made a real difference in many people’s lives.
I’m wondering if PurpleGirl could stay in a hotel, and bill it to the co-op, if her unit is not habitable due to incorrectly performed maintenance.
Bad timing with the long weekend, for getting issue resolved or finding someone familiar with housing standards and the law.
This may sound ubergeekish but I have been into contra dancing in a big way the last few months. It’s great exercise, great socializing, and great fun, and the people are very nice, esp. when you are still learning to dance. So I will be contra dancing in Cambridge tonight. I wonder if any other Juicers are into contra or similar (square, folk) dancing.
I suspect my two cats take the car out at night. One sits on the floor and works the gas pedal and the brake; the other stands on the car seat and steers. They visit friends in the old neighborhood and shop for mice at the pet store.
They’re really quite good. They’ve left no dents or scratches, and they park the car exactly as they found it.
They’ve been reading Achewood. Roast Beef and Ray do that all the time.
Bowling! Bought a summer pass from AMF for 29.95 which allows me and up to three guests to bowl two games a day free. So far I’ve broken even on the cost of the pass, and now expect to drive them into bankruptcy as I show up every fuckin’ day this summer. (Shoe rental not included, but I have my own.)
Might get a snicker or three from this summation of Jewish holidays.
@grandpa john: congratulations on your good fortune. I hope this works out well and eases the other stuff you have had to deal with. And very good to hear that your wife is doing well.
@RossInDetroit: Thanks for the tip (and for your good work for your coworkers). I’ll be figuring out the Achewood story arc as soon as I finish the work I have to get done before I get a knee replaced Tuesday.
@NotMax: I’m sorry they get a pass from me for doing this.
@grandpa john: Mazel tov! And, hey, my grandparents did their world traveling well into their 80s, so if you want to go somewhere: Go! Have fun!
@RossInDetroit: Was this the first time the company had offered coverage to its employees? Seems odd that there were so many who’d never had insurance before, and that the company was so ill-prepared to roll it out.
My plans for the weekend? Mostly movies. We’re about a third of the way through the Seattle International Film Festival, the country’s biggest both in terms of length (25 days) and number of movies screened (490+): feature and short films, mostly indie. I recommend most of the ones I’ve seen when and if they get general distribution.
Last night saw a marvelous documentary called “Paul Williams – Still Alive,” about the brilliant songwriter/singer/actor who was hotter than hot all through the 70s and 80s and then pretty much disappeared. For the usual reasons, it turns out – addiction – the difference in this case being, he got clean and sober and stayed that way, and also never stopped working. I frankly adore his work, so I hope this leads to a renaissance for him. Special bonus is that he’s in Seattle and appearing at the screenings of the film. A real showman.
Other movies I’ve seen that I recommend: Robot & Frank, Your Sister’s Sister, The Intouchables, Under African Skies, and Safety Not Guranteed.
The only one I’ve seen that I didn’t much care for was also one of the few studio entries, Bel Ami. I can’t fault the people who made the movie; the problem is the central male character, who is presented as such an unpleasant person it’s hard to understand why so many women lose their minds over him.
Up with Chris Hedges must be popular with NBC as a moneymaker. Ad breaks are becoming very dominant. And they are not Goldline ads, either.
You and I seem to be sharing one consciousness in regards to Up with Chris Hayes. I was noting this very thing while watching this morning’s program. Also, complaining to the eternally patient mrs. handsmile that these commercial breaks ran or exceeded the length of the panelists’ conversation segments.
Unfortunately, the prevalence of these interruptions serves to break up and distract from the information and insight that the program offers. Particularly galling, albeit ironically illuminiating, is when an ad for a bank/financial services firm or an oil company follows a segment exposing industry malfeasance.
I know little about television commercial pricing strategies but it would seem to me that more eyeballs would be watching MSNBC on weekday mornings. While presumably weekend morning ads are cheaper for advertisers, they would be reaching fewer viewers.
In short, all these ads are distracting and annoying. That’s why FSM invented the remote I guess. (as you may know, its actual inventor Eugene Polley died this week). Nevertheless, Up with Chris Hayes remains indisputably the best political affairs program now on television. I really do hope more and more readers of this blog are beginning to watch this program or, perhaps more conveniently, linking to its website.
I have a major soft spot for Paul Williams. Everyone who grew up in the 70s and 80s knows his songs, especially this one.
He also had a brilliant, scary performance in Brian DePalma’s Phantom of the Paradise.
I love Up w/ Chris – the only cable news show I refuse to miss and actually anticipate – but I never watch it until at least 30 minutes have been DVRed. Scan through the breaks, because yes they are long and annoying as interruptions of often great conversation. (I wish they would put the table talk during those breaks up on their website – that would be great value-added.) Hayes show is much better than the others – including Maddow and Lawrence – precisely because it’s not nearly as personality driven and the MO isn’t essentially one person talking at you, via the camera. Chris does a brilliant job as an “explainer – i.e. interjecting into discussions information that the average viewer probably needs to follow – and I love the fact that he doesn’t have worthless conservative commenters featured regularly for “balance” or as foils (which is a sin Melissa Harris Perry commits relentlessly.) If there is a conservative on Hayes show, they usually are quirky, reasonably honest and not insufferably stupid. Melissa really needs to check herself in that department, because she inflicts a lot of drek on her viewers in the interest of some “dialogue” that’s useless.
Anyway, I love the show but the DVR fast forward keeps it great as opposed to just good if I had to sit through the commerce. That said, I’m damned glad they can sell a lot of commercial time to sustain Chris on my TeeVee.
Taking the actual picture is what you enlist Mrs. Grandpa John or one of the kids/grandkids to do. Just sayin’.
I don’t know why I can’t get that guy’s name right. Even when I look it up, I input it wrong. Jeeze.
the fugitive uterus
@Amir Khalid: WHEW! thank you
the fugitive uterus
@Bruce S: wouldn’t it be nice if Chris Hayes replaced Morning Ho?
@The Fat Kate Middleton: This is the grand daughter who never asks for anything.Very independent and self reliant. Even as an small child she never asked for toys or such things which is why I suppose she has always got her fair share and probably more. Even now as a college grad and married, whenever we slip her some money to help out she says ” You don’t have to do that”. Said the same thing when Granny told her we were going to pay off her educational loan when the money finally comes in.
@the fugitive uterus:
That’s a tough call. Actually, I think Joe Scarborough is probably better suited to fill 15 hours of live television weekly – because, you know, he obviously doesn’t care that the programming be worth shit. Also obviously loves nothing more than to hear himself pontificate. To maintain his much higher standards, Chris would have to work way too hard – especially for a guy with a new baby he’s obviously devoted to.
@SiubhanDuinne: my wife’s main viewpoint of money and having some is the good that it can be used for.
she has the tendency to put the needs of others ahead of her wants. She will probably eventually give most of this away to her animal organizations , wounded vet organizations, and outreach ministries of our church such as weekend back packs of food for needy children, these are kids who get free lunches , but have nothing for the weekends, we also have a Grace on wheels that delivers meals monthly but when our new building is paid for there is discussion of of establishing a regular food kitchen. We are what I call a “new testament church(Methodist) which practices the teaching of Jesus about our mission being to help the poor ,sick, needy of the world and that we are to love our neighbors as our self, and that we are our brothers keeper.
we don’t hear sermons about “God hating fags, or demonizing
minorities, or the evils of abortion and practicing birth control, or a preacher trying to tell us who to vote for based on some non-biblical opinions by the upper ruling echelons of the church being declared church policy.
OK sermon finished
I’ve been doing Scottish Country dancing for a few years. It’s similar to contra, except that SCD has some unique footwork. I did a performance two years ago at the Pleasanton Highland Games. I’m the man in the blue kilt with long hair.
Elliot Spitzer on Current is doing a good job, too. Much better than blow-hard Ratigan. Sure wish Spitzer had not shit the bed.
And I like Granholm, too.
@grandpa john: Happy for you guys! And thanks for the good wishes for my family. We know how lucky we have been!
@Origuy: Oh, Origuy, that’s someone else who dances. I’m the clumsy oaf!
Thanks everyone for the good wishes. My son did 2 tours in Iraq as well as two in Afghanistan; his second daughter was born while he was away this time. His enlistment ends early next year so this should be his last active combat duty. So I hope anyway, with this war winding down finally.
So glad to hear your wicked cool inheritance news! It must feel a bit weird to have such a thing just come out of the blue.
Just because, here is a picture of what Juno says she would buy for herself if her paws were in your shoes.
@CaseyL: Oh yes we intend to, actually our yearly cruise was already in the talking stage. We usually take one a year for the last several years. After spending a shit pot of money on campers and motor homes which we never seemed to use especially when gas went sky hand and we had a 6 mpg motor home. We went on a cruise with a bunch of my wife’s classmates and discover that that was what we had been looking for, which should have been obvious to use since we are both ex-navy. What we didn’t realize was that by getting on the net and shopping, cruising was not nearly as expensive as we had assumed.Most of our cruises have average around 100 bucks per person per day some less than that and considering all that is included in the cruise, especially all that lovely food, Its the best vacation deal available in our opinion.
Living in SC cruise ports are in driving range. Charleston is 4 hours Jacksonville 6-7 hrs and even Port Canaveral is 9-10 hrs. Since we are retired and are free we can take as much time as we need going and coming
@Jebediah: That was for single days, I once had a 65 red sting ray convertible God I wish I still had it but then I got married, and I got not only a wife but 2 daughters also and 4 just won’t fit in a stingray but it worked out cause the wife is the one getting the money not my side of the family.
@the fugitive uterus: @Jebediah: That was for single days, I once had a 65 red sting ray convertible God I wish I still had it but then I got married, and I got not only a wife but 2 daughters also and 4 just won’t fit in a stingray but it worked out cause the wife is the one getting the money not my side of the family.
My regard for Elliot Spitzer remains undiminished. His downfall was orchestrated by the many political and financial enemies he made during his rampaging tenure as NY State attorney general. The connivance between banking officials and notorious GOP thug Roger Stone over Spitzer’s personal bank accounts was never (and will never be) properly explored or investigated. (But that’s a conspiracy theory for another time…) While I truly wish Spitzer had not resigned for this trivial “scandal,” given his party affiliation and the raison d’etre of the “liberal” American corporate media, it was alway inevitable once the matter became public fodder.
I must admit that I stopped watching Current TV after Olbermann’s departure, so I appreciate your recommendation. I’ve long admired Jennifer Granholm, but fear her platform on Current is inadequate to her abilities and ambition.
Well, if you change your mind about having a car like that, come on out to next year’s car show. Lots of spiffy rides (and some silly ones) and every year it seems that at least a few are for sale. There is a set of car show pix on my flickr page, maybe you’ll see something you just HAVE to have. Who knows?
@Jebediah: Yes what is even weirder is that my wife has been playing the lotteries for years trying to win a sum so she could aid some of her favorite organizations , not even thinking about inheriting from some one because we didn’t know that there were well off relatives to inherit from. the lady she inherited from, if you were to have seen her on the street normally you would have thought just a cut above a bag lady, her and her deceased sister, never married, lived in the house they grew up in, always bought used cars and threw practically nothing away. Sure would have loved to have gotten in the house before it got cleaned out.The money came from investments that their father had made to insure that they were cared for. Old money that they never spent, just left it to keep growing. A lesson that I wish someone had taught me when I was young about the advantages of and power of compound interest
@handsmile: Granholm is back in California now (she was raised there), so perhaps a replacement for DiFi??
Her show is more inside baseball. She calls herself a political junkie and the show reflects that. I enjoy it.
My letter to DC Comics, via one million moms =)
@the fugitive uterus: Good for you! As Maude said:
Also, according to Confucius or someone “Acid corrodes only it’s vessel”. Peace out & enjoy your new guy.
Something tells me that the OMM’s geniuses better not quit their day jobs.
My message sent to DC Comics:
As an occasional visitor to OneMillionMoms.com, I am DELIGHTED that you would use a children’s superhero character to help endorse same-sex marriage.
Don’t stop now. Don’t let the reptile brains behind OMM dissuade you. Equal rights for all is in our Constitution. Thank you for bringing this to DC Comics.
I look forward to seeing more equal treatment comics.
Although I really like this post, I believe there was an punctuational error near towards the finish of the third paragraph.