I'm also trying reeeeeeally hard to not be a flaming blasting bitch. Not as easy as you'd think. I had a go-round with Amazon yesterday over their incredibly stupid shipping/billing system which always requires filing a complaint and then being told it's my fault, which it's not, before being credited for what I shouldn't have been charged in the first place. Ho yeah, with all the crappy typing (I was never any good at typing and one-handed hasn't made it better) and going back to edit and replace the bad language, that takes up a whole morning. If I still had a job I couldn't order from Amazon at all, I just wouldn't have the time. When all was said and done, bills paid, gifts and foods ordered for all the various birthdays and holidays approaching and cat needs, I discovered I have 50 dollars to my name for the month. Two years ago that would've been cause for celebration. Now I'm just glad I quit smoking.
But the day ended happily and here we are in Labor Day weekend. Looks like many hobbits have left the Shire for a getaway. It's nice and quiet. Wendeleh, cheese maven and new business owner, is coming over for a good bitch session and she's bringing pizza! Hooray! Two days of not cooking!
A friend sent me a clip of another show, "The Newsroom" which impresssed me. A show about a Liberal Republican newsman. Liberal Republican. Remember them? I'll be looking for this on dvd. Here's a commenter's summary::
"...enjoy watching the clips from this series, mainly for the Tea Party bashing. They are such a bunch of ***wits on an epic level of which has never been seen before. However, before I get carried away: It should be duly noted that "Congressman Bryce Delaney" is a fictional character and whose fictional situation only represents the goofy, unwavering, flag-waving ***tards that represent the American Taliban, also known as...The Tea Party."
and how it works
and how it works
The oil sands of Alberta:
Another view of the original tea party
And here's some more sickening Romney info, but not in the article- in the comments!
I wish we had even one news channel or even comedy news that goes after all politicians the way this show does. Then maybe I could stand to watch news again
The Farmer's Almanac predicts a big winter
The intrusion goes on
And from the very real world, Michaelann's blogpost:
Off to get ready to bitch up a storm. Big Think Sunday tomorrow!