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Sen. Schumer, I don’t live in your constituency, but in the larger picture, you live in mine and every other legal, taxpaying American citizen who is affected by the power you hold in your political party, your blind allegiance to it and the obstructionist posture to anything that doesn’t directly benefit it.[please excuse the emotes:
There’s something sinister about seeing you bent over the lectern in the Senate Chamber, your countenance resembling what I would imagine Edgar Allen Poe’s would look like reciting one of his macabre tales of doom and gloom, as if there is not one drop of happiness in your life, forecasting a dismal future for America if anything President Trump proposes passes both houses, is signed and becomes law.
I know you’re disappointed. I know you had the balloons ready to fall and the corks halfway out of the champagne bottles on election night. And I know you just can’t face the truth that what happened in the election was exactly the same thing you continue to do: you forgot about the working people; you forgot about the empty factories of the rust belt; you took for granted the high crime, low employment inner cities you’ve made unkept promises to for decades.
Instead of looking inward at the real cause for your party’s loss, you had to find a scapegoat, and if it hadn’t been Russia, it would have been something else.
Sen. Schumer, will you do me and America a favor? Will you lay your hand on a Holy Bible and tell America that you believe in your heart that Donald Trump has actually colluded with Vladimir Putin and the Russian government to the detriment of the United States of America?
You see, sir, everything you’ve come up with so far, and you’ve been at it since well before the election, has been superficial. And I believe that anything your special counsel will come up with will also be superficial, guilt by association, the fires of triviality fanned and proliferated by a tilted, hate-filled media and super partisan politicians.
Sen. Schumer, what goes around truly does come around, and if, or should I say when, this pendulum starts swinging back the other way, do you realize that Mr. Mueller could actually find a lot more dirt on prominent Democrats than they do Trump and his staff?
You have opened Pandora’s Box, sir, and basically thrown away the lid.
Now it’s time to chop the log and let the chips fall where they will.
If President Trump has actually colluded with the Russians or any other foreign government, or sold out my beloved nation in any way, I definitely want to know about it, and if he has, he should be impeached and thrown out of office in disgrace. But right now, you’re a hell of a long way from proving even one iota of your accusations.
Now let’s turn this coin over.
Did or did not Hillary Clinton sign off on allowing a Russian agency to purchase a company holding up to 20 percent of America’s uranium production capacity?
Who leaked the classified information that started this ball rolling? For the investigation to be valid, that has to come out.
Did Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s State department, through incompetence, indifference or both, allow four American citizens to die in Benghazi?
Be careful how you answer this one because the jury and some explosive evidence are still out there, and it all could well be brought to light in a few months.
Did or did not Hillary Clinton, by using an unsecured server and allowing Huma Abedin to email copies to her husband, Anthony Weiner, expose classified documents?
Was there collusion between the Obama administration and the IRS to disallow tax free status to conservative organizations?
If not, why did Lois Lerner plead the Fifth Amendment and retire with full benefits?
You see, sir, Pandora is neither a Democrat nor a Republican, and what is revealed in the coming months could well be a two-edged sword.
Be careful what you wish for.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.
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“SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE-NAME!”
i would be remiss,if I did not be fair about it. The pharmacy Gives me hell, but the pharmacies in other states do the same thing.but in Oregon, in a pharmacy, the only one who actually knows what they are doing (we hope) is the pharmacist.
Otherwise, you have to go over your prescription order, with the people who put it in, and you have to call up and scream at the people who work there, because they had just told your friend, who’s picking up your prescription up, that they don’t have the prescription order at all.
So you call up a couple of doctors, because the pharmacy is saying they don’t have the prescription order from them, and then when you call back, in a few minutes, a different person is saying “yes the pharmacy did refill it’s right here.” But your friend has just called you, and said,” pharmacy won’t give you your order, they did not phone it in at all, the Dr..”.so you have to check on that, and call your friend back, and say:
“these pharmacy employees are some of the worst asshole I have ever met in my life! What am I supposed to do about them? The company hired them because they’re cheap, but they don’t seem to be able to do anything! They can’t even keep track of your prescription from the doctor! They don’t seem to be able to do anything except pick up their paycheck!”
Yes, the pharmacy is ready, and they gave you the wrong information when you went into pick it up! All the technology is so great and now all the people are so damn stupid!
(also, this software is going on the fritz, and often uses double lettering, instead of what I tell it to do. It also gets put on “go to sleep” and then it comes back on, without me telling it to. In fact, it does this all the time also!)
there seems to be some kind of relation, between employees in the United States,California, Oregon, getting stupider and stupider,, and the software getting worse and worse. What is the connection? Maybe it’s because they get so reliant on computer machinery, and software, and all the stuff that’s going right into the toilet, because we have a international “collapse of technology”– – and all the employees in the United States have decided to go down with it!and copy it!
.so I call up the main office of bi-Mart, and I tell them about it, and I complain. It’s not going to do any good, except to get me into trouble with those same employees, because I complained about them to the main office.
.it’s similar to, if you work in a rest home.in Oregon, and you call up the main organization that enforces the rules, and tell them that “one of the employees is abusing the old people he’s supposed to be taking care of, in this home!”– – and what happens is, the rest home FIRES the complainer! (True story.)
So what you have in the United States is this: DON’T COMPLAIN, BECAUSE YOU, not the problem, WILL GET FIRED! You think that Trump was very bad about firing people? The problem is, Obama never fired incompetent people!-he just raised their wages!-the FBI’s sitting on its FAT butt,and if you’re an inside employee and you blow the whistle, you, the whistleblower, will get in trouble and lose your damn job. (Another true story.)
We remember the Boston Marathon Massacre, and we remember 9/11, neither of them should have been ABLE TO HAPPEN. Our cute little FBI.
I also remember, every time I had to call up, some type of tradesmen, like somebody who put in the new air-conditioner, years ago? –, and HE didn’t know how to do it; and bull-shitted me, and told me it was supposed to operate that way and it did not get very cold on purpose. And then one time,later,someone else from another company came in, to do something else, and he said, “your air conditioner is what is wrong , your air conditioner was never installed properly! Whoever did it, screwed it up!” (this happened in California.)
maybe you think that everybody is liable to make mistakes, once in a while; that is absolutely true. But, ALL THE TIME? And not just from one rare person, but from EVERYBODY? so that it is the NORM?– What is that about?
what is it about, in Eugene, when your exterminator, tells you you have termites, and charges you at least $1000 to get rid of them – – and few years later, a different exterminator tells you, “what you are describing is not termites. Those were carpenter ants in your walls! He charged you for termites you never had!!” GROAN!!!!
THIS CAN MAKE YOU VERY PARANOID.
–Because you also find out, the old plumber you have been using, has been “rigging” your bathroom plumbing, so the toilet will go crazy, ever 6 months,and you have to call him for work—until you start literally watching him work, and he gets angry, and dumps you, –and the new plumber charges at least $300. to fix all the damage yer good old plumber ignored or did, and finally REALLY FIXED IT.—but in the former time your water bill went thru the roof.
YOU ARE NOT PARANOID–YOU KEEP GETTING LIES AND BAD EMPLOYEES, AND CROOKED PLUMBERS!! Angies’ list did not help–you need a real human grapevine, friends, to find out WHO is a crooked-tradesman, AND who IS NOT!!–
stop hiring people off Craig’s list, to fix yer computer.(The good old computer guy, retired.) Do it yourself!! Which is why I get so hysterical lately, cause its so complex, and kills my nerves!!–but it is still better than hiring another Craig’s list guy, who cleverly “liberates” your good spare keyboard, or refused to do the job, and decamped with yer money–job not finished. –Yes, “Savvy Duck” yer a quack.
Maybe the FBI guys know how to install an air-conditioner correctly?–Or what real termites look like?—so you can stop giving the guys you hire, lie-detector tests, every time you hire one? Maybe I would miss interpretting the sheets off the detector, and anaylizing the graphs–but, I don’t think so.
(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene, Oregon, trying to get more exercise, but with very BAD FEET–.so I will do jogging, lying down, on my back.—and of course, that is another “Oregon lie”–just like the one that goes “Oregon govt, loves and protects it’s wild animals!!”—which is why we have so FEW of them anymore. They are getting LOVED to death. )
(COMPUTER ART STOLEN OFF THE WEB)
“you are getting a sinus infection every 90 days now!”Carolyn said to me, as we went to get ice cream after I had to go to the urgent care with another sinus infection.
“Well,” I said, in a lot of pain, “my doctors are worse than they used to be. I used to be able to go to the ear nose and throat specialists, in San Francisco, many years ago and my insurance was better; my DR.S were better!.. Now it’s cutthroat, to make a pun. There’s no getting around it. There used to be better medication, nasal spray, for bad off sinuses I used to be able to get it through my insurance; not anymore! I don’t think they even make it anymore,, or, my Medicare refuses to pay for it.”
I was going to have to go back to the old ear nose and throat Dr., who I was actually lucky I could get at all, considering my stupid overly cut up Medicare. And I had had to find him myself,, as usual, my peace health Dr. could never find me any good specialists. I usually had to find them myself, through friends. That’s how I found my dentist, that’s how I found my ear nose and throat Dr. My Peace Health Internest did not have a clue.
And most often, most of the good ones did not have any openings for Medicare patients. You had to take the dregs.
“I talked to disabled people who used to have Medicare years ago?” said Carolyn, as we went along “They said it was a really lot better then, and now it’s cat shit.all the doctors used to be fine with taking Medicare,, because it paid better. And now they run the other direction from senior citizens or disabled people, and they’re all leaving the state because they hate the socialized medicine so much here.so it’s not just the HMOs that are worse. It’s also that MEDICARE used to be a lot better and had more money in it, and now it’s a death threat.”I nodded my head; I had heard the same thing.
“maybe that’s going to be the death knell for Medicare,” I said later.”that’s what they do in Canada, and in Britain;; in those countries, the socialized medicine is so bad, people are forced to go to private clinics and pay money. – – If they want to live. Sometimes they even came to the United States for surgery, they couldn’t get it in Britain!and they pay cash!
“Maybe paying cash for medical care is the future. Otherwise, you won’t get a doctor.” It’s already impossible to find a doctor,to get an appt.,and you gotta resort to Drop-In Clinics(who’s businesses are booming) if you get sick.
I knew one thing; if I got anything SERIOUS, like cancer, I would automatically DIE.There was no question about it; I would have to pick my favorite very poisonous plant,tree,bush,or flower, or Brush-Killer, and swallow it whole. –And those are everywhere; you just gotta look them up.
Somehow getting killed by a tree was appropriate revenge for the trees.That’s why I love that movie”The Happening,” where the environment forces all the humans to kill themselves; a just dessert, Yew tree!! Hell, I would never get past 70, at this rate, the stupid SINUS INFECTIONS would kill me!! Mediocre, curable illnesses would knock me off!!–and they were making fast headway.
I could not get my Medicare to pay for real stuff,my doc said; so I just keep getting sick. When I go back to him, I’ll have to say,”Doc, you know that expensive medicine you buy,to keep off sinusitus? Could You give ME a prescription for it? I ‘ll settle for eating only every other day,and I need to lose weight anyhow–but dying from SINUSITUS? I would never be able to live that down–“
“my headstone would say,”Here lies Sandramina, Dead From A Mediocre Disease Entirely Curable, But For A Lack Of Not Being RICH!”
Sounds like the good old days to me! The Rich were rich, the rest were poor, and you had to be wealthy to be healthy! Who says the good old days are over?NAAAAAAAH!!!
(Sandraminadotty, soon to be 70, and likely not much past that–my grandma lived to 103, I probably won’t make it to 80–“It’s a Wonderful Life!”And Frank Capra was a terrible little shit!!HAH HAH!!!)
(WE WISH SATIRE WAS OUR MIDDLE NAME!!)
YES, I wish I did not have Comcast Internet and cable TV; I would give anything to have competition come to this LOUSY Valley! Even a small provider and a very independent provider would help us get out of this rat race called COMCAST XFINITY!! IT SUCKS TO HELL!! they charged me TWICE ON MY BILL LAST MONTH!! BECAUSE I paid my bill online, and they told me it was paid. And then they called me up and were about ready to cut off my service.
It started last month, I could not call them up over the phone, to pay my bill. They would charge me a lot of money to do it. So they called me I could go online and pay my whole bill, and that’s exactly what I get pay – and now they just called me up Sunday night, and told me they were going to cut off my service!
I have a really good idea; why don’t we get rid of all oil, that powers all the electricity, everywhere in the United States, and dump it all. No TV, no Internet, no phone no XFinity, , and no more bills from Comcast. I would really like to do this now. I think I’m going to call my bank, and stop that huge big Mac I just paid them, because they can’t keep track of their billing from last month..
that is the only way I think is going to get settled; let’s just DUMP ALL ELECTRICITY and TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTERS, the Internet, let’s just dump it all.” Let’s go back to the 20th century! What we didn’t have all this crap and these huge corporations fucking us up all the time! I would really like that! You probably would too!
if you’re a senior and you have to deal with all this bull shipped you probably feel like ripping out all your bill and not pay them anymore.. And that’s a very good idea. Go ahead and do it. Somebody has to stand up to these asshole sooner or later and stop paying money to them!
Now let’s see if I can stand do that without also getting a crowbar, and smashing my TV, and my standing computer, and my monitor! This new monitor is so much worse than the old one, yet had very restricted colors. And you know what they did to Java from Oracle? You can’t get it any longer, logically, and correctly, to run the applets of some of the major or websites to do artwork on. So there is no mechanism to run the appletzs! Some Japanese is going to have to invent some again!
who do think you think does the really good technical stuff? Not white people. Not Americans; Asians and Asia! JAPAN. I don’t care what anyone says about Japan the Japanese are geniuses! They know what they’re doing – even if they don’t breed very much! Since when is not breeding a lot, a bad thing? We wish it would really catch on over the whole planet.–
– send all those poor single Japanese, over to America, we definitely will help them breed!.that’s one thing America has still got – testosterone! And if I remember rightly the guys after World War II really liked Japanese women. I don’t blame them.sometimes I see an Asian guy really looks good, and I feel the same way .
but back to my weird and nonfunctioning life in Eugene Oregon. I have to live here I don’t have any choice. Often I feel very “ethnically challenged.” Meaning, I no longer have a roommate who is half Japanese and half Mexican.and I sure don’t fucking want Comcast as my Internet and TV provider!
So if this blog never gets read by anybody, I really don’t care; as long as it bugs Comcast out of their fucking PANTIES!
(Sandraminadotty, who notices none of the “contact X-Finity” customer services actually WORKS!!!)
(SATIRE IS OUR MIDDLE NAME!)
YES, we wish that money was our middle name, but that’s not going to happen this late in life – – especially in America – now. But if you haven’t been able to find things on Google lately, especially when you try to find free TV and free movies online,, let us tell you why..
now, supposedly Google and other search engines like it, although there are not other search engines like Google,, are supposed to show you what is actually on the Internet – right? No, wrong. If you get on Google, search, and you’re really looking for something like “websites with free TV shows,” or “websites with free movies” you’re never going to see those websites. Google has decided that unless you pay for everything on the web, they won’t show you anything – – usually unless it’s one of their sponsors.
this is because Google is no longer impartial search engine. And you may have to go out and find other search engines, if you want to find things that Google does not approve of. And they don’t approve of free movies or free TV, and websites that are not their sponsors. Does this sound nasty to you?
Yes, it does. Soon Google will have you paying, eventually, literally to use their search engine don’t think they haven’t been thinking about it. But why should Google suddenly get really moral, moralistic, and decide they’re not going to help you find any free movies are any free TV online? Is it really because they don’t want to hurt their copyrights?
no, that isn’t true either.after all, didn’t they go over to the middle east, and encourage something called the “Arab Spring”?that was their own moral decision.
In fact most of the search engines like Google, will not show you exactly what you want you to see – – like cheaper objects to buy – – that’s because their corporation run. And now you know what and who owns the Internet – – CORPORATIONS. Yes, that’s right so if you’re looking for little independent, even maybe a little ill legal, websites that show you free TV or free movies, Google is going to pretend they don’t exist. I would suggest you go use another search engine like duck duck go – – or maybe Yahoo.. But I wouldn’t try that last one with great success.
For example, I will have you know now, that there are several free movie websites, and some of them are called “Primewire. ” however, if you try to Google Primewire you won’t really get prime wire.you will get a whole lot of websites who CLAIM to give you free movies or free TV, and once you get on there, they are not free. OH, DEAR, what could be going on? It’s called consumerism. A powerful lot of the Internet is now being run by huge corporations. And one of the biggest ways they play you, is to pretend gave you free search engines that are not commercial. – –
Which is absolutely bull shit. I can prove that. If you go on the business websites of many commercial search engines, you will find out that those search engines are for the advertising people and the companies, not the consumer. They are there to make money for them – – and increasingly we find, on the web, more and more big companies and big corporations that are trying to make money off of you, not telling you what is really on the Internet anymore.
this is not a lot of fun; not when it is very late Saturday night, and you are trying to refind the primewire website, that you used to watch free movies or free TV off of – – and it’s not functioning anymore or it is not being listed on web searches anymore.like the fact that there are several websites that are all called “primewire”and you’re trying to look through them. (Although you may be like MOI, who probably has downloaded very nasty little buggers lately, and still have not gotten rid of them all – – on my computer itself.)
you must know by now that your hardware and your software is just not perfect. Not only is not perfect, it’s getting written worse and worse by stupider and stupider software designers.TRY to find exactly what you’re looking for on a Windows platform, and the only thing it will try to find is very limited stuff on your computer – – if you’re lucky at all. Remember when Windows used to be able to search for files and for words in files? You remember the little dog who was animated, on the side who actually did find your words and files for you?.
not only can Dragon NaturallySpeaking not understand you, when there is any other kind of noise or sound in the room with you, and their software has gotten much worse according to experts, but also Windows it self has gotten much worse – – and you can’t find a God damn thing on your Windows,if you don’t have some very accurate kind of filing system written down, for, that you know where everything is literally by keeping a notebook on it.– – or else you’re trying some very tricky software, that claims it can keep accurate track of all the information ON WINDOWS.
I actually have not heard of anything like that; don’t get hopeful.
in fact, if you feel badly about not having a free Internet anymore, how are you able to avoid shopping with all those big corporations on the Internet? The answer is – – you can’t. And, you won’t be able to – more and more.
That’s because there is no such thing as a free lunch, and there is no such thing as a FREE INTERNET.somebody has to pay for all that machinery, and all that electricity and power. Are YOU going to pay for it all? Well you are going to do it indirectly. – – By getting charged by all those big companies and big corporations, because they are going to stick all of their commercials, all of their advertisements, and all of their products, constantly right in front of you no matter what you do...
let’s finish this quickly, and take it from me, who can’t even find the same website, using Google, on a Saturday night, that actually has the same exact name.—and should be there. Of course it might be down, but what about all the other websites full of “free TV and free movies”? You won’t be able to find them either. Not that easily at all!that’s because, all these big commercial giants on the Internet don’t want you to find anything free.
HEAVEN FORBID THAT!!!SOMETHING FOR NOTHING? You’re not a politician, after all! You’re not CONGRESS, with its own really nice health-care system!! Google and those big giant money-grubbers are making a determined effort, never to let you,. the public, ever get a free lunch!! The truth is, now that all the BIG MONEY is on the Net, all the Big Guys everywhere, will OWN the Net!!(If they don’t already.)
I’d like to end with one idea; you know about “free software” that little independents offer, to try to keep the Net somewhat free–like VPNS and “Tunnel-bear”. WHAT WE REALLY NEED, NOW, is some kind of “free search engine.” —for free stuff!!!–all the free or even CHEAP-FREE on the Net!! I’d buy stuff off there, as long as it also carried all the FREE STUFF OR FREE WEBSITES ONLINE!! YES, I would!!
It would be worth it; just to see that there’s finally a “liberated search engine,” that isn’t only after another billion in advertising bucks!!–And one that was really TRYING TO FIND what you really wanted!!–and not trying to HIDE IT!! YEAH, the OPPOSITE OF GOOGLE!!!
are there any techies out there, responding to we consumers? “A FREE OR EVEN PARTIALLY-FREE SEARCH ENGINE!!” EVEN PARTLY FREE!! with the free stuff and sites, no one wants to show, and everyone wants to FIND!!?????
(sANDRAMINADOTTY, waiting for that “free” or “partly-free” search engine,so everything that’s not “corporation” online can still be found— PLEASE COMMENT!!! I’LL READ THEM!!!–in Eugene OR)
(DIGITAL ART NEVER TO BE PRINTED OUT_)
Well, here we are, as usual, trying to write an article for my blog, (which is mostly for seniors)but others,too,in Eugene Oregon.
Anything to help out the weary,elbow-hurting typers who spend hours every day trying to make sense of the hopelessly over-messed up Internet now messing up all our lives.NOW, seniors, aren’t you happy you’re OLD, not young, with the internet-technology and hideously made computer JUNK by Bill Gates, screwING up YOUNG PEOPLES’ LIVES??And their WORK?
Microsoft? Oracle? Word Press? “PERMANENT -ELBOW,ARM, HAND PAIN and disabilities, caused by”CLONK-CLUNK-CLUNK–“WHAPPING a keyboard that ruins your joints.and screws up your orthopedic problems?” Your doctor says,”no more typing–get dictation-ware.” “Which one?” “The program that costs 1,000’s of bucks, of course, not the “HOME VERSION” that sucks!” DRAGON.
Can you imagine doing this for a living, probably MORE THAN 40 HRS. A WEEK?(YES, gentle reader, we’ve seen seniors type,click-click–clack-clack, type over-time, and do financial computer work, get treated like PUKE by big companies, get carpal tunnel,and when they get diabetes, ect, from old age, get thrown to the curb without the insurance they’re paid all their lives on—Yeah, this happens all the time!!
Those few seniors who were not TERMINATED by big companies, try to hack (hee hee) the mechanical work-world of today, hopelessly competing with younger, cheaper employees. –And most of us have gotten either kicked up-stairs, or fired and retired. —
This is NOT the “Age of the Worker”, its “The Age of Techno-Tyrants and Tyrant-corporations.” I would NOT BE YOUNG AGAIN,. for anything!!!Caroline and I are here to remind you seniors, how lucky you are to be facing the Grim Reaper, and not the autistic “Microsoft – SHITTER” — and you know exactly who I mean.
all I was trying to do,was find a printing shop who could copy my computer art, the digital painting, and make a few copies, some good ones, to donate to a local art sale (for really good causes.) However, I could not get onto Yelp and get any reactions of the reviews, or find out anything else.. Essentially, YELP seem to be at a standstill, not functioning.
So, I went on to Angie’s list.but it’s more fucked up than it used to be, even though it’s free, I supposedly had a membership there, and the computer could not find it, and their phone number had answering machines, and nothing but.
In other words, I can’t use either one of these business review websites. They were hopelessly clogged up, not working, and they were floating pieces of junk only, in the overly messed up and cluttered Internet mess we are in now.so, should I resort to the old way of life, get a phone book and go through it and call up printing companies? Because the Internet at least locally, is so screwed up and so clogged up, it doesn’t work anymore?yelp is not available; Angie’s list is not working.
and I have to start using my phone book instead of the Internet, because that WEB is being spun into fantastically nonfunctioning, spiderwebs, from which none of us are now able to escape. And we certainly can’t use them for business!
I’m using Comcast. It’s supposed to be the most superior.
But how about the WEB? There isn’t another substitute for the web. This is the only one we have and it is hopelessly clogged up along with all the companies phone systems that you can’t get through anymore.– – HEY, CHINA! Are you using the same systems we are to do business? Somehow I doubt it. Or, at least the wiser Chinese companies are not doing this. But, why the hell should modern Chinese be any smarter than modern Americans? Or modern Europeans?do you suppose the young Chinese are like Zuckerberg and Bill Gates?
Really really fucked up younger people,who own everything?
“Can you get a printing company?”Caroline asks.”I’ll have to use a phone book,and call some up directly,”I reply.”my elbow-joints are screaming at me, my fibromyalgia is bad,and frankly,all of me is wearing out on this fucking computer–clack-clack–SHIT.” “You need to take a nap,” replies Carolyn, who’s my age, but less computer-oriented.–lucky girl!!
“I need to have my head examined, for trying to be an aging computer-user!!Going on weird sites, meeting weird people from England,France, ect!!–who REALLY ARE different than we Americans. They love socialism–they dote on it!!!” “You forgot the hacker-trolls you are so lucky to meet.” “Oh, yeah, and having ALL MY ID INFORMATION hacked into,and thrown in my face!”(True story.) “I hear the web is outta control anyhow,” sighed Caroline.
“That, my dear, is an understatement.”
WHAT would that icon of wit, Oscar Wilde, have to say about this era?”Thank God, that YOU are in it,and not me!!”-he’d reply. And with further thought–“You Americans and other white people need to retire to another WORLD; obviously the present and future is YELLOW,BROWN, and all the WHITE is getting bleached out. So much for living in the era of COLORFUL times.”(sneer.) Was Wilde prejudiced? He was old-fashioned British; whattdya think?
“I’m not writing, i’m closing up the blog,”I say to Caroline,”I have to 800-number Amazon.com, their software on site doesn’t work.” I’ll have to find a printer OFF the web.Fucking tennis-elbow and arthritis–I’m gonna read a book,too. River Road stinks like a lumber mill today!!” “So does the rest of Eugene,” she informs me;”High pollen count mixed with gasoline-SMOG– we seem to be getting Brown air,too.”
It’s BLACK. EUGENE is modern American too; it really stinks.Ouch!!I need to go stretch!OWW OWW!” I seriously consider making old-fashioned art for the art sale.–ONE copy.We baby-boomers are so quaint!!
(Sandraminadotty, old blogger-artist–in Eugene OR)
(PORTRAIT OF FORMER GOVERNOR OF OREGON)
“WELL,”said Carolyn,”that was a HUGE MEETING last night!!We must have had everyone living on River Road!!Do our attorneys know they’re representing so many people?” “I am negligent of my duties,” I answered,”they should have picked a better member for secretary.” “You are the only one with dictate – ware”,She replied.”You got it,no one else wants all this complex paper work,” “Sigh–ok, what about the attorneys now??” “We got good attorneys who specialize in class-action suits, from California,” she said,”But do you have the complete list of the membership?”
“a whole lot of extra people, on River Road, joined last night.. I have the list but it’s really long. It’ll take me a while to even get all the new members on the list I have on the computer. But if they decide to run the EMX bus line down River road, they certainly will have a lot of neighbors suing the hell out of them for millions of bucks.if this thing is successful it will bankrupt Eugene, because they’ll have to pay out the settlement money, and it will be really big.” “What about all the destruction of the sidewalks on both sides, removing all the trees, and even DESTROYING a lot of the houses and structures right next to the road? How much do they really think it’s worth?it’s got to be too big even for the County and LTD bus department, and Eugene combined.”
I thought about that a minute.”If the idiots in City Hall want 3 big-wig California attorneys specializing in class-action suits, to suck out all their dough,why is it our fault?They wanta run the fuckin EMX BUS down to junction city!!I have several hundred–no, a couple thousand–residents of the road,who are so angry,they want the city of Eugene dismantled!!–the govt, eliminated–by taking all their money,and sucking out funds of the county too!!Eugene and Lane county will be more broke than Douglass county is–no libraries-it’ll probably have to SELL THE EUGENE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING.—
“THESE ATTORNEYS come very recommended–they clean out huge corporations, whole countys or city govts, when they win!!–We’re likely gonna bust their budget here.The cost alone, going to the attorneys will be big,but the members will get recompensed well.They could sell their homes,or just have enough dough to move away,.buy a new house.–some where else.–which will be necessary, cause the City will physically destroy many homes AND BUSINESSES on River Road.–with the EMX BUS LINE. ” i paused.”I don’t feel sorry for Eugene govt. at all. They knew what they were doing.”
I had been elected to be secretary of the”RIVER ROAD NEIGHBORS AGAINST THE EMX BUS”, because since Eugene and the planning dept. had decided to filch more money, in an effort to destroy what was left of River Road, by putting the EMX BUS LINE on,to Junction City, and there would be whole destroyed buildings, homes,properties, up and down the road.–for which they would maybe shell out a good ways towards one of the biggest class-action suits in Oregon.–up towards a billion. I was flabbergasted.–But it was necessary.
“Hey,” I told Carolyn, looking at my new list,”We have disabled neighbors living right on River Road–do you know the LAWS concerning destroying the living places of the disabled?” “No, Carolyn replied,”I don’t.” “It is a tricky set of laws–” I replied,looking it up,”It concerns eviction of the disabled to be a major violation of state law–maybe federal too.”
“How does that make a difference?” “They may be breaking fed. laws, by destroying homes on River Road, of the disabled–of which we have several new members–and that means, the feds. come to Oregon, and get involved.” “Is it like–uh–NAACP laws? ” “I need to ask the attorneys. UGH, WHAT A JOB!!I need a bigger salary!!” “The organization’s not paying you.” “That’s what I mean,” I explained.”I need one of our ladies to bake me a cake–I need cake!!–preferably chocolate!! God knows, I need chocolate for this job!” “You’re on a diet.”
“Maybe there’s a “cake-weight-loss diet out there somewhere.”–I hope.
“Does the transportation planning manager, Rob Inerfeld know he’s going to get sued separately,too?And probably the Lane County Board of Commissioners?” “No,” I said, pulling up that screen;”Exciting, isn’t it?” “WHERE does the City and County think they’ll get $83 million dollars,for their transportation plan?” “Maybe the extra money left after they fill all the potholes.” –“Oh, yeah, those last potholes got fixed so badly,you can’t driver over em now!!” “Mmmm” that’s not my real worry.”I said,frowning.
“What’s that,” asked Carolyn, rubbing her feet.”It’s those guys who wanted to join the organization,who showed up last night,”I replied,”They were kinda crazy and real vicious looking?The ones who want to blow up Beltline?–And blow up the old or new City Hall,and the planning dept.–those crazy guys–” “We didn’t let them become members.”
“I know, but they got real pissed,and said,”we’ll do it ourselves!”–and left.” “They also said,” replied Carolyn.”they were going to blow up the freeway,but its just talk. No one blows up freeways any more.That’s an urban legend.” “So they live some where on River Road?” “They live around here,further down; a bunch a guys who mostly got outta prison. I don’t know them–don’t take em seriously.”
“Why not?One of em was saying,he was in for a murder rap?” “Oregon lets em out on probation–” “That’s what I’m afraid of!!” “But those guys are all talk!!Hot air!!I used to know idiots like that,naah!!” “Even the guy who threatened to blow up the planning dept. himself? And “get that Rob Inerfeld?” “Sandramina, those hippie-idiots–” “Ex-convicts!!–not hippies!!” “–they’ll just move,go off campus( wasn’t one a UO student?”)–and the police can’t keep track of all the thieves here”.
“I need cake!!” I finished.”I’m exhausted! This whole huge transportation mess is terrible!!Didn’t they say,”auto-matic-driving-cars” will be operating on River Road,too?Is that even safe?’ Carolyn looked bad off; too.she was still moving into her new house–just about–almost–to go on a very strict weight loss diet–along with MOI. But with all this stress, could we do it?
DAIRY QUEEN BECKONED!!! OOOOOH!!! PHANTOMS OF BLIZZARD YUMMIES HORRIBLE TO BEHOLD!–And I had just eaten a delicious,.mostly sugar,protein bar,organic and sweet! I probably blew several 1000 calories!!Who says organic has to taste lousy?(especially since i got it free.)”THAT was my dinner,”I said,closing the computer up;”I won’t eat anything until tomarow!” “Especially since the freeway to Win-Co might be blown up before we go shopping again,” frowned Carolyn”How about we just get a quart of scotch?”
(Sandraminadotty, in Eugene,OR,looking forward to SPRING,WHOOPIE!!–and I’m sure no one’s gonna bomb the dumb freeway–it’ll just fall apart on it’s own!! 🙂 ) 🙂