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A bucketful of yardsticks

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 02:09 PM (3 replies)

A bucketful of yardsticks

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 11, 2014, 02:08 PM (4 replies)

It ain't easy keeping up.

Over on C-span, Louis Gohmert is glomming the camera as he rails against "dictator" Obama for knowing more about the Constitution than former judge (eek!) Gohmert is incapable of comprehending. Switching to C-span2, Jeff Sessions (whose only objection to the Klan is that some of them smoke pot) is railing against the president of illegal immigrants.

Y'know, there are some moments when you understand why some people just give up trying and watch Honey Booboo instead . . .
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Sep 10, 2014, 06:13 PM (2 replies)

Chucky gets a brand new mic

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 7, 2014, 02:53 PM (8 replies)

Chucky gets a brand new mic

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 7, 2014, 01:43 PM (9 replies)

Accountability vs Reward

Vic Meyers talks about the CD4 race. Please watch.


And if you can, PLEASE donate.
Even two dollars for Vic can help prevent two years of Ken Buck.
vicmeyersforcongress.com/donate
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Sep 5, 2014, 03:10 AM (0 replies)

Hey, CD4 peeps -----

1. Download these.
2. Print them.
3. Cut them out.
4. Tape them inside your car window.
5. Vroooom.



Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Sep 5, 2014, 03:04 AM (0 replies)

Governor Ultrasound haz a sad

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 09:45 PM (37 replies)

Nickled and dimed and quartered, oh my. . .

Landlords are sneaky. They advertise an apartment for $X per month, then tell you your heat and water are billed through their meters, so those utilities are added to the costs you pay them. Okay, thatís fairly standard. Then thereís the nifty add-on for the ďhotĒ water; guess it beats heating the bath water on the stove. This is in addition to the electric bill that is in my name, and the quarters I have to put in their laundry machines.

My building was sold a few months ago. The monthly Ďrent statementí now includes an amount to cover the costs of keeping the lights on in the hallways. So thereís that. And instead of having an on-site manager, if a problem arises you have to call long distance and leave a message, to which they may or may not respond.

These new remote managers were unhappy that my rent check wasnít there until the third or fourth of the month. As with the previous owner I explained that my rent check is sent as soon as my Social Security check is deposited, which happens (usually) on the third day of the month. They suggested that I avoid being assessed late fees by using their online payment option. So, this month I opted to give that a try, thinking that Iíd at least save the cost of a postage stamp.

Turns out their system was glitchy for two days and they didnít get it cleared until well after 6pm today; but they called and let me know it was working, so I went online and succeeded in getting the rent paid. Finally. Unfortunately, at the very end of the transaction it advises that there is a $17 fee for utilizing the online payment. Gah.

And the rent is going up. A lot. Mine hasnít been raised yet, theyíve been evicting people so they can go in and reno the places to rent out for a higher amount. Iíve been here several years, they know Iím not transient, so Iím guessing that I might be one of the last to find that note taped to the door.

The good news is that next month will see me once again supporting the postal service. Oh well.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 09:15 PM (9 replies)

A question

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Sep 4, 2014, 05:28 PM (0 replies)
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