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Sunday, September 12, 2021

So I did my income tax

 This was a big one for me.  I'm not saying math is hard.  I managed to pass both algebra and geometry with acceptable grades.  But in what elementary school teachers call operations I am weak.  I went to a progressive school where it was not considered necessary to learn multiplication tables.  It would have destroyed our creative spirit, or something.  And I never wanted to learn dull, repetitive stuff unless I was compelled to.

 So my multiplication skills are elastic.  Sometimes I remember to carry the 1, other times not. Carrying the 2 is harder and demands some headscratching. Division is harder, and don't get me started on percentages.

Then there's the password.  Of course, I couldn't remember it, but I faithfully answered all the questions, including the name of my first pet, which was Cleo, if you must know.  And my Social Security number.  But they were unable to find my records and suggested I try again at some later date.

By the way, the Government seems to believe I once lived in San Francisco and I can't shake that belief.  No matter how hard I try.  So it's their fault too.


 

Monday, August 16, 2021

How could Kamala be worse?

She can only be a different type of bad.  Her lack of success in finding the border leads me to believe she will be incompetent at whatever she tries to accomplish.


That 's a nice change, isn't it?

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Oliver Cromwell had a way with words:

with a few edits, it would apply to Congress:

 

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place,

which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.




Monday, August 09, 2021

Caligula's horse

 A fact too good to check, from Ancient Rome:  The emperor Caligula is supposed to have appointed his horse to the Senate.  We Americans, however, have elected only the horse's ass as president. Where is the rest of the horse?

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Why are we worrying aboout CRT theory when kids can't read?

It's a bait and switch sort of thing.  Instead of scrutinizing reading and math scores, which truly are deplorable, we try to teach children about race.

 It's easier. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The nightmare continues

 What would you say if I told you I lost my Social Security number?Well. my SS # actually lost me. This was in a dream, mind you.


I  had a reservation for a place to sleep.  When I got to wherever this was, I was dead tired.  I wanted to get into the bed, but the bed rejected me.  When I complained to the management, I was told this was not my Social Security number. The number was printed upon the bed. I protested, but was turned away.



Friday, May 28, 2021

2020 was horrible, and now we've got Biden

 I lived in Delaware for 16 years, and Joe Biden was my Senator.  In fact he was so mouthy that I believed --knowing how absurd it was--that he filled both Senatorial  seats by special dispensation.  I knew that this could not happen but I sort of kind of believed it anyway.  He just sucked all the  oxygen from the atmosphere.

I never took him seriously, anyway, as presidential material.  He seemed as a nice enough guy, though.  (He isn't. I was wrong.) So when none of the  rest of the 330 million citizens  was available, I had no illusions that he would be to my liking but thought we would muddle through well enough and the republic would still be standing in four years.  


wrong again!  I am wrong as often as Paul Krugman, and he is a noted economist who is paid to be wrong. What Joe seems to have done is take a list of everything Trump ever did and sought to undo it, no matter how inconvenient this would be or how deleterious  for the country.  He has managed to make the price of gas go up, allowed the country to be overrun by immigrants and drug cartels.  Well, people can disagree about these actions, but what is the upside of kissing up to Iran?  Aren't they the bad guys?  I seem to remember that they took some Americans hostage and were very nasty about it, so why are they our new best friends?  What positive developments can we expect from our friendship with them?

Perhaps they are offering a really good job to Hunter?