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Trueblue Texan

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Ohhh, I need some support...

We had some friends over tonight...The brilliant husband, the Ukrainian spouse. Good champagne...then the husband starts saying capitalism and socialism are polar opposites...well, that started it. I had to point out how true capitalism and socialism were quite compatible ...look at McDonald's and the fire department. The discussion grew bigger. Our spouses grew quieter. (I have taken my contacts out...sorry for any typos). Before the evening was over I found out my friend, the brilliant husband was a birther! I would never have DREAMED it! I completely respect differing opinions but a birther? you gotta be kidding me! He asked me when was the last time I listened to Rush Limbaugh. He really asked me that!! His wife was getting increasingly more upset. OMG! Rush Limbaugh? really? Obama's birth certificate? REALLLLY? My husband was quiet. He knows I'm mean and can hold my own in such discussions. The evening ended up with me making the so-called brilliant man look me in the eye, telling him, "LOOK AT ME!" and then telling him he has thrown his brain into a wood chipper and flushed it down the shitter and HE KNOWS IT! Yes...that's exactly what I said. Now you see why my husband was quiet.

The man tried to charm me out of my anger, trying to hug me but once again I made him look me in the eye and told him if he helped kill our Democracy for our grandchildren I would never forgive him and I refused to hug him. I told him to go away. That's what they did. I have no remorse. I meant every word I said. But I need some hugs.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:43 PM (44 replies)

Health care education changes...

I got a notice from our OT state board yesterday on changes to education requirements to renew licenses. I thought it would be something about Covid-19Ėthey come out with with requirements every year. But it was on recognizing and preventing human trafficking. I work with the elderly, not children. But everyone with a license to practice, no matter the setting, is required to get continuing ed on human trafficking now. Interesting.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:02 AM (1 replies)

Oh... Where is Rachel?

Oh my! Three weeknights and a weekend without her. I love Ari just fine, he is a good man, but it's Rachel that gets me through the night. Miss her so much these days she needs off. I have never been a groupie or big fan of anything except maybe the Tuna plays. But I gotta have my Rachel fix regularly.

Pining away here....
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:04 PM (16 replies)

My Election Day plan:

Today I requested leave on November 3 & 4. The 4th is for me to rest up...I can stay up late the night of the 3rd drinking iced beer, watching the election returns come in. I can stay up late as I need to...thatís why you put ice in your beer. Mexican beer with lemon, over ice, will sooth your anxiety through the night without getting you drunk. I look forward to calling loved ones and crying joyfully over the results, gushing with outrageous relief and elation that we have saved Democracy, that America is not done, that justice will prevail and we can begin planning the restoration of our American dreamóand I ainít talkiní Ďbout home ownership, níkay?

November the 3rd is another story. I will vote early, so I wonít vote on the 3rd. Instead, I will fill my station wagon with folding chairs, easy to share food, bottled water, and hand sanitizer. I will stalk the polling places in this area, multiple counties, and I will do whatever I can to support voters in their bravery to exercise their right to vote. And I will take photos.

This what I can do. This is what I will do.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:38 PM (16 replies)

Voting this morning...poll workers without masks

Guess which party? When I asked them if they should be wearing masks they told me they were on private property. I told them polling places were public. (It was in a church). Then they told me they were adequate distance from each other. (They were 4-5 foot apart.). Another poll worker told me as long as they were 20 foot apart masks were not required. When I left I told them they werenít even 6 foot apart. I hope they donít spread the virus but I wonít be sad if they get it.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Tue Jul 14, 2020, 01:27 PM (3 replies)

Have y'all seen this? Biden's whipping Trump in TEXAS!!!!

Yeeeehawww!

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/public-health/2020/07/12/joe-biden-builds-lead-over-donald-trump-in-reliably-red-texas-as-voters-sour-on-handling-of-virus/

Turnin' her BLUE, babes!
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sun Jul 12, 2020, 08:36 PM (17 replies)

Sometimes it's all too much...often it is...

There are times when I want to scream in the face of every human being I see that they don't need to take our democracy for granted, that many nations have fallen into fascism in the past. Why can't people see that is what is happening to this nation? They are so worried about socialism, they ignore the grave danger of corruption that is steering the once greatest nation in the world straight into the abyss of fascism. I can become quite despairing, knowing that democracy is hanging on by a thread.

But then I remember that yes, nations have fallen to corrupt leadership before. But nations have also risen up against those corrupt forces, demanded and received justice and accountability for acts against their freedoms. And the ones who corrupted and exploited were sent to prison or death or some other venue of accountability. I will hold onto that thought and remember it when Trump's blatent disregard for law again screams in our faces.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Jul 11, 2020, 03:50 PM (4 replies)

What new concoction have you learned to cook since staying home?

I've learned to make my own version of carne guisada, roasted eggplant sauced and topped with sauteed onions and mushrooms. Also, have gotten really handy with garbanzo bean salads for lunches. What about you guys? Share?
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:00 AM (20 replies)

I do believe Trump could resign...

If his numbers donít start looking better. If he truly believes heís going to lose, he will step down, allow Pence to pardon him and leave the country. He knows he is done soon. He would rather abdicate his position than lose AND be escorted in hand cuffs. He knows whatís coming. The man has a survivorís instinct.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Mon Jun 29, 2020, 10:03 PM (23 replies)

Just gotta take a break...

Hubby and I are having a dinner dance date in what used to be the den. Now, with no furniture and some rope light and speakers, it's our dance room. Miss my dancing community, but you do what you gotta do.
Posted by Trueblue Texan | Sat Jun 27, 2020, 07:11 PM (9 replies)
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