The soul has greater need of the ideal than the real for it is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gaining sight of it

Blogger has a new dashboard, not sure about this. It is change after all, and people my age don't do change well. Speaking of age, I aged several years this week. Let's see if I can recap the last 36 hrs:
Yoga Class kicked my ass
I ran around looking for a box to give a friend one of my pots in, and found it 20 minutes before we were to meet for lunch.
Flurries of emails from the executor about the estate, also tried unsuccessfully to reach the attorney about my real estate matters.
Finalized the offer on the house and sent it off to the agent.
Spent 2.5 hrs at a lunch date talking a friend off a metaphorical ledge. She just needs to stand up for herself, there's nothing really wrong with her.
Accepted a position to tech direct the next two productions at the college, and found out the lighting designer is someone I have no feeling for but who apparently has a deep and abiding dislike of me...this should be fun.
Spent martini night with friends and their friends, it was quite fun, not too much gin, but rather just enough.
Made a dinner date for Monday with my old boss.
Rode the bike a bit, only made ten miles before turning back.
made some pots
went to the new house to look around and get the vibe of the neighborhood a bit better
took my brother and his wife shopping and ran some errands
Cooked a huge dinner for 12, Grilled Crab Legs, corn on the cob,Zucchini corn fritters, fresh bread, a salad with a killer raspberry pecan vinaigrette I made myself. Then two pies and ice cream for dessert. It was a last hoo-rah around the pool, we're closing it in the morning.
Fixed the garage door opener, and washed and waxed the car.
Mowed the lawn

Oh and yesterday the suburbs were under siege! I was cleaning the house and my brother calls and says "Go inside lock the doors and stay in there!" Ever the skeptic I said "What the fuck for?" "There's a criminal on the loose in the neighborhood, he robbed a liquor store and the police were chasing him and he bailed out in our neighborhood!" Now, I am not one to be patient, nor very tolerant of...oh...let's call it bullshit, and this case was no exception. "Fuck him I have things to do." I said, and went on about my business. The mood I was in if he'd stumbled in the house, he'd have been outside begging the cops to take him to jail ten minutes later. They found him last night in the next city south of here.

The couple I met at martini;s last night was fun, one of them wasn't very talkative, but they were friendly. I think he thought I thought his bf was hot....he wasn't altogether wrong. Alas, my days of being a home wrecker are behind me. Dammit. I did and do wish I had had the opportunity to bring the ex. He would have fit in perfectly and would also have been a buffer for me to lean on as well.   

Enough about me, let's talk about self-entitled assholes who think anyone who is in need is a burden on society not someone we should help.
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote? Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery. Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote. Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn't about helping the poor. It's about helping the poor to help themselves to others' money. It's about raw so-called social justice. It's about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers." - Matthew Vadum, writing for American Thinker. One would have hoped way back in the 70's that some of that enlightenment stuff would have paid off and people in general would be a little m ore compassionate and caring. Obviously I'm delusional but here we have what I believe to be a very common mindset today. That anyone who can't get a decent job, and can't get a decent education, and as very little chance to succeed should be left to their own devices, that they shouldn't be helped in any way. It's apparent that we've entered a new Victorianism without Victoria obviously, but with those conservative and misguided mores intact. How in the fuck did we get to this place? What did we as a society, or these people's educators teach them that gave them the notion that they, (mostly white upper middle class folks I might add) are entitled to a good and decent life and the lower classes are not. That these lowly peons who dare to want a voice in how this country is run are unconscionably presumptuous.

To which I can only respond...huh?

BTW Erik Pappas is a P.O.S.

And so it goes:
Let's do hgf while we're at it shall we?