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Postcard from Lazymoocherville

Well, that didnít work.

Doctor wanted me to take a couple of meds that are available without prescription, but theyíre pretty expensive for anyone on a small fixed income. And there are certain foods I now have to eat and some of them cost more than what Iím used to spending. So, to free up some cash to pay for those meds, I got rid of my landline and went with one of those free gubmint cell phones for us po folk. Turns out that the good people at our social services office (bless their hearts!) determined that reducing my phone bill created a boon, so they cut my food stamps accordingly. So now I still canít afford those meds, I can't afford those foods, and I canít call and complain because the free phone has such limited minutes.

Is it just me, or is it trapped in here?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 04:21 PM (5 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Oct 5, 2015, 12:44 PM (1 replies)

Feeding the campaign troops (phone bankers and canvassers, etc.)

The "comfort captains" always do a tremendous job with provisioning. Some munchables seem to be automatic, like pizza and veggie platters. Homemade goodies are always welcome, but the necessary quantities can be scary. I'm looking to add to the list for when potential donors ask what to bring. So, what's most popular with your campaign workers?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Oct 4, 2015, 03:31 PM (2 replies)

Celebrity Bowling, anyone?

Looking for background noise to keep me company while paying bills, and came across a cable channel called "Decades". They're showing, of all things, "Celebrity Bowling" from the 1970s, complete with some of the original commercials. The hair! The clothes! And does anyone want to win a brand new Vega? Never knew there was such a show, but can't say that I don't remember the styles. What a hoot!
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Oct 3, 2015, 05:16 PM (8 replies)

I am pretty sure Republicans would be fine with abortion if a gun were involved

Margaret, within minutes of the President saying that he would be accused of politicizing this latest shooting, right on schedule Fox News accused him of politicizing it. I swear the yahoos over at that network could start an argument all alone in an empty room.

How many times does our a President have to go on television to ask for our prayers and our thoughts before our elected officials decide to pass sensible gun laws? Why in the world do we think it should be easier and less expensive to get guns than it is to get mental health treatment?

Crazy people fire guns at will these days and politicians have nothing to say except our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. But a women makes the private decision to end an unwanted or unhealthy pregnancy and those same politicians cry murder and pass laws faster than a hot knife through butter.


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 07:41 PM (2 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 03:41 PM (1 replies)

"Call your representative"

Itís damned depressing. Another day, another shooting, another plea to ďcall your representativeĒ ó and thatís where it gets ludicrous. I mean, come on! The guy couldnít care less what I think about anything. But about guns? Get real! Heís all about the gunzzz, he even got in a bit of hot water for sleazing around the law in order to take his flag-draped assault rifle to DC; had his picture taken with another congressidjit posing in his office with it as though it was a thing of beauty and a joy forever. And his wife ran for the state senate, and when she got there the first thing she did (well, the first thing she bragged about, anyway) was to propose legislation that would return gun rights to some felons, because that was just such a ginormous burning issue for us, doncha know!

So yeah, Iíll call his office so his staffers can make the appropriate tick mark to provide feeble counterpoint to all the shotgunned star-spangled tea party tick marks. And then Iíll call the Senator who actually does care what I think, and his staffer and I will have an honest-to-gosh real conversation. And Iíll call and write notes to a couple of representatives from other districts who, like the Senator, have genuine interest in the concerns of residents of the state, and Iíll thank them for their hard work.

But I still wish I had a representative in Congress, which I donít, and that just sucks.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 02:25 AM (1 replies)

Kerry on with Colbert

Gotta say -- Chuck Todd could learn a thing or two from Stephen Colbert.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 2, 2015, 01:17 AM (0 replies)

road trip

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 10:56 PM (1 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Oct 1, 2015, 06:09 PM (0 replies)
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