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hollysmom's Journal
hollysmom's Journal
December 26, 2015

anyone want to track a right wing rumor mill?

CUrrently if you track "army of Darkness, you will find references to the movie and the video game and oe reference to rumor starting Breitbart - where they are accusing the family that was turned back from the Visa allowing them to enter the US and visit Disneyworld as having a relative in the "army of darkness" Not rumored anywhere else - by this afternoon, I expect a jerk circle to be formed that references each of of right wing blogs.
Could be interesting to see how it works and spreads.

December 1, 2015

You won't believe why N.H.'s top paper endorsed Christie | Moran

ha ha, the leader supported Christie and someone from the Newark Star Ledger calls them and asks why?
You won't believe why N.H.'s top paper endorsed Christie | Moran

Seems like all they know is his speeches in NH, not his history s governor - when will they learn to actually look at someone's record?

Know two things about this endorsement from the Manchester Union-Leader.

One is that it could put Christie on the map. This paper's endorsements result in an 11 point bump for the winner, on average. If history holds, that means Christie is now a contender in New Hampshire.

The second is this: The paper knows almost nothing about his record as governor.

they think he was cleared of Bridgegate, not realizing he hand picked the people to investigate him and they produced a report saying he was not to blame (and charged over a million to do it) and then destroyed all their notes!!! Most people say not cleared and the feds are still investigating it.
They thought he handled Sandy well - once again, that is what he says, not the people , like me, okay, worse off than me, that got no help. He did get a lot of free advertising in an election year claiming we won over the storm, even though a lot of things not back yet. I will say LAST WEEK, I finally got the state investigator to get a refund of a small part of the land rent I paid through the summer of the next year from the owner.
Pension reform,. no idea how he made a bad situation worse by giving it to his friend to manage and suddenly the returns are worse than average and the fess are higher.
They are judging Christie purely on his rhetoric.

I could go on.....
November 29, 2015

OMG Meet The Press -Chuck Todd told Trumph was wrong!! several times!

what is this word coming to?
It was about the Muslims Dancing in the street, he said it did not happen several times - I thought he never called out repubs.

November 7, 2015

when do you give up an walk away?

Brother is a drinker with bottles (hidden poorly) everywhere, I was estranged from his family due to his wife thinking I took his side too much. Well, they did not help by screaming and setting him up for DUI's by giving him booze and then sending him to the store. Did I say he was not bright. After Mom died, he really had to stay with them. but he worked hard and earned good money and fought a lot. I lived my pleasant little life without him in it. Then his wife died and no one knew what to do with him. He went into a tail spin and cried and would not bathe, and would not move. I went over to spend time with him to remind him of the good things in life, to assure him he could make choices, he needed to control his own life and not be dependent on his 30 year old single daughter. I will not take him in. I went over and tried to help him get an apartment or even just out of the house, I walked him through the ads and then went to pick him up to look at the ones he picked, he was drunk, and would not bathe and would not even entertain leaving and then went ion to a 1/2 hour spiel of what I could do with my genitals, a lot of which I had never heard before. Look, I have been yelled at, screamed at a lot of times, but even my ex never cursed at me. Meanwhile brother was over there and smirking, I knew he felt powerful doing it trying to drive me out - so I gave him his wish I left and have not returned, now his house is about to be sold from under him, it is in foreclosure, can I just walk away and not look back? His 20 something daughters are lost, but they gave him beer to keep quiet like their mother, bad bad. And they ignore his bad behavior, which I find hard to do not having to deal with crap for decades. One has small children and the other is on the verge of getting married.

fyi I was married to an alcoholic,and went to alanon, changed myself and for some reason that kind of made him change himself, I learned to just walk away if he wanted to drink and he really hated that. But it took him years to get sober and me filing for divorce. We were married 20 more years after that and he said he could not even imagine drinking again because he loved his life so much. So been there, done that,. This is more immediate though, decisions have to be made. I could walk away and let the sheriff throw him out when someone buys the beautiful house on foreclosure sale. I could buy his house and leave him there to rot. (it would take a lot of my savings, but I could do it. ) eventually the power and heat and water would be turned off. I can never ever take him in to live with me. EVER. so can you walk away and let someone on the street in the winter?

Time for me to go back to al anon, but kind of have to decide where I stand much sooner.

November 6, 2015

blowing off steam - I hate HATE the GE ads on TV

yes I worked for GE when Jack Welch ruled, ruined that company (made lots of money but disemboweled the company). I worked fora purchased subsidiary that he used to help him strip RCA of it's assets, like moving older workers over to our company so he could steal their pensions. He also closed down all R&D because he felt that was a waste of money, and sold off RCA technology off to a Dutch firm, them absorbed manufacturing into the GE umbrella before selling more stuff off. but that is just my hatred of all things GE.

about the ads though, have you noticed how it is insulting to everyone except nerdy young men? The parents are too dumb to understand his new job - ageism. The girls (there are not really women here) are not only too dumb to code, that is just for the guys there, but think cats with hats is so much more important than hospitals. I scream turn off the sound or change the station when those ads are on, I hate to think of what the next bunch of ads will be.

September 18, 2015

Holly is ignoring the elephant in the room


September 14, 2015

Record N.J. lottery sales are no windfall; worst returns in 40 years fuel vendor criticism

Christie strikes again, I missed it when Christie privatized the lottery, but the magic is the same, people spending more on the lottery but the return is the worst.

Ticket sales have topped $3 billion for the first time, but New Jersey’s lottery expects to send only $930 million back to the state to help fund social service programs — the lowest rate of return in nearly four decades.

In the past, record sales most often translated to record dollars back to the state for school nutrition programs, education scholarships and housing for disabled veterans, money required to be funneled to the budget by the law that created the lottery itself.

But New Jersey isn’t expecting those record sales to translate to the state budget for fiscal 2015, which ended in June, the first full year since the lottery’s sales and marketing was outsourced to a group that spent heavily on lobbying firms led by Governor Christie’s closest allies.

is anyone really surprised?
But for all its shortfalls in payments to the state, the group hasn’t paid a dollar in penalties, thanks to a buffer in its 15-year contract with the state that was approved by Christie, a Republican, over the objections of the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
August 16, 2015

passing of memebers

I wonder if we could have a section where we could post about people who have passed. Like a memorial section with a thread for each member who has passed recently and a while ago, so people could post about them and their more notable posts.

August 12, 2015

survivor guilt?

survivor guilt?

If this is in the wrong place ,just tell me and I will delete it.

here is my story
I come from a large family, over 75 first cousins and several siblings. cancer is pretty rare but it has a way of striking strangely like my Mother in law dying in my arms 30 years ago. One aunt who had several cancer incidents until it finally killed her, but she worked on a nuclear submarine base in the 50's, I always thought that was why.

about 5 years ago my cousin went for an annual check up, and she was very precise on her check ups since her father died in his 20's. She was diagnosed with stage 4 Uterine cancer and 2 weeks later she was dead - it was so fast. She was just 40.
4 years ago, I, who am very bad on gynecological visits, checked in with a gynecologist because I had some unexplained bleeding and it was not a bladder infection. She said my walls were to think and kept sending me for tests and I fought her every step of the way. After finally having a biopsy under anesthesia, they discovered a littl cancer in me. after the operation, the doctor laughingly called is stage 0 because it was so teeny they could barely find it, it was so innocuous I did not even have to see the oncologist after one visit. I was so lucky, but the funny thing, that was not the cause of the bleeding, that was a whole other thing I had to take care of, a corrosion on my bladder, not an infection, not a cancer. I really ducked a bullet
so forward to today, I am going to a funeral tomorrow of my 50 year old Sister in law. She had regular check ups, she had a gynecological check up 2 months ago and they found nothing, but 2 weeks ago, she started to bleed and went to the doctor and they found her with stage 4 uterine cancer, and in two weeks she is dead.

These two woman had people who depended on them,. children, husbands, and a long life to look forward to. Me, I have no children the only one who depends on me is my dog (and she is really used to my ways! no one else will do, ha ha). But as far as people, I have friends and some family that will miss me, but I can go a week without talking to anyone, and I have had a great life, and am now 70. I just can't figure out why thm and not me? I know that my brother said his wife said, well it is cancer, but your sister did OK, she was sure it would be no big deal but dead in 2 weeks. So hard to understand. Cancer sucks and is mostly random.
July 29, 2015

is the word midget now considered an insult?

I have to admit I used it the other day and than though, oh, I should not have said that I should have said short person. I think that it was an acceptable word most of my life but not now. i was talking about low ceilings and a house built for not tall people. Luckily, the guy i said it to was my age and did not flinch.

edited for typos.

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