I just thought I'd plop this down here. The story behind it? Well, I remember writing this one quiet night when I had just about had it with the way things seemed to be going. With a lot of the stuff I do sometimes, it gets saved and forgotten, and this was no exception. According to the file, it was originally created October 11, 2007. I had started thinking about it, and dug it out to look at it again.
Whoa. I wrote this? Interesting, in quite a few ways.
So what the hell. Here, as is, with all the inaccuracies intact, a little piece of paranoia:
LiveJournal entry, early spring, 2012, from an undisclosed location in NY along
I realize I haven’t posted here in a while, but I’ve been busy. Don’t worry, it’s good news! My mortgage is finally paid off! I managed to make the last payment and, better yet, shifted into a Tax Savings Account that not only allows for automatic local, school, and Federal value-rated tax payments, it also pays interest at prime plus two, which means I’m getting 19% on my tax payment deposits! Who hoo! You can’t get a better deal than that these days. I still miss not being able to deduct the taxes, and I’ve still got a hefty payment book, but at least I know the house is paid off!
Ah, yes, the house. I’m glad that I decided to stay here. Turns out that “steps to the beach” works out quite well when the power fails and, true to their lack of foresight, the local pumping station goes down for lack of backup generators (Wasn’t that due to fund diversion for Amerihealth or slave reparations? I lost track.) Anyways, it’s good exercise to get the wagon and trundle a few buckets down to the lake for boiling and filtering when that happens.
Had a few chuckles when I watched Code Pink on CNN waving their breasts with those nipple messages saying, “U.S. OUT OF ARIZONA!!” Keeerist, wasn’t
Brick wall, meet cement head: friend of mine actually tried blogging an anti-SOB screed and wound up not only losing his online accounts, but was additionally administered a public scouring by some butthead at the Fairness in America Blog. Like things are so quiet that they’re zeroing in on the peons? I wonder if there’s just a shitload of Fairness Doctrine sycophants just looking for someone to jump on. Like one of the major remaining bloggers said last year, it’s like a thousand ex-wives getting on your case. No wonder there’s so little opposition being vocalized these days.
(Sidenote to said friend: you stoopid shit. You should have known. When you refer to our, um, leader, you’re not supposed to capitalize it. How long has it been since they reset the contentbots to send out nannygrams to those who dare criticize Those Who Rule? I mean, hell, if you’re enough of a dumbass to actually do anything remotely political online, you should realize that they’ve already twigged to the fact that “That SOB” is the universal label for, well, you know. UPDATE: did that on purpose, got the usual nannygram. Oh well.)
One of my friends from high school took the Personal Mercy tour last week. Turned out that his injuries from the Galleria Mall truck bombing never healed properly, and Amerihealth refused to pay for pain management, so he finally said screw this and went in and got nailed. I suppose that it beats having to do Russian roulette with Chinese Oxycontin—at least with the government PM centers, you know it’ll be somewhat less painful. I should have known. He had said a while back that since he was white, male, and over 50, the deck was stacked against his getting any help at all. I told him that it could have been worse, at least he wasn’t a veteran. Hell, those poor guys. It was bad enough when Congress decided not to replenish supplies, but to reduce the size of the armed forces to match what equipment was left from
Otherwise? Daughters doing OK. The oldest’s still in
Gotta go—it’s getting dark, the night vision goggles are charged up, and I get to do neighborhood watch for a few hours. Rumors have it that certain gangs are trying out home invasions locally. Since we’ve been able to afford supplemental protection this year, any 911 calls might actually be answered when we call.
(Did I mention who won, McCain or Hillary? Does it really matter?)
What got me was the part about "like things were so quiet they were zeroing in on the peons? Hello, Joe the Plumber? I mean, hell, the Fairness Doctrine was under discussion last year, but the going after private citizens? Yipes.