Tuesday, October 16, 2018

My Township is a Piece of Work.

Canvassing is always kind of goofy.  When I was in the city, it could also be dangerous...hell, what am I saying, out here in the boonies it's no different!  Trump voters carrying shotguns....  My dad and I had one chase us once when we were looking at a wooded area, he was showing me where he got a deer, we were sitting in the middle of the road....

In any case, the average voting record for Dems in my township is something like 7% on a regular basis.  This tells me one of a few things.  Either all these records are wrong, or people here just are idiots or don't care.

So my Committee gives me papers.  Lists of inactive, infrequent voters.  Last year when I was working for a candidate, I had access to the voting dirt.  And I took good notes, and kept the records.  So this year, I have all those turfs to use - one of which has only 11 people who voted regularly out of several hundred.  I go to Google maps to see if this is a trailer park, apartment complex or what.  NO GOOGLE MAP ACCESS.   Sad and pathetic township.

But here's the thing.  So many of these inactives are probably dead or moved.  Who reports dead people to the election board?  I mean, I never heard of anyone doing that.  Although you would think that if someone moved, they would want to move their registration.....or do they just totally re-register?  You would think that the county would send the new registration in, I'm sure they ask for a SS number....it makes no sense.

This is how all those stupid rumors get started.   Maybe our 7% isn't really 7%, maybe it's 70% of all the Dems here vote, and we're just shit outta luck.

I'll know more later.....


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Rantz and some Good News?

2017 was not a very good year for Moi.  Not because of Scrump.  Or not solely...  and I could not post this until now because of an official complaint which eventually went belly up.

As many of you know, Bug was in grad school.  In a state university in a dreary, dull town, which doesn't deserve naming, so I won't.  I think the greyness of the town has infected the brains of all who work there.  We had to remove him from the program before they ruined his reputation.

Have you ever known people who you thought had no sense or no empathy?  That is what Bug has encountered over and over at this "grad school."  Starting with a prof who denigrated him for not correcting the grammar of an ESL student (when he has a language disability of his own)...yeah, you read that right - and who also called him "ridiculous" in a comment, making fun of him in front of the other grad students.  Yeah, funny how they say autistic people have no empathy.  Who calls a student with autism "ridiculous"?  Who does that?  Talk about beating a puppy.

It all ended with Bug spiraling downhill, all of this treatment and the fallout putting him into panic mode, and then with my having to spend 10 days out there in order that he wouldn't totally melt down.  And then my paying rent for a semester in an apartment he could not get a subletter for.  This, because unbeknownst to me, most people leave that place in December, they run fast and far and never come back.

In my advocacy work, I have always told parents, do Not send your adult children with disabilities more than an hour away from home to college.   And Bug has actually done well away from home - he lived at college (with us not seeing him for weeks at a time) for undergrad, he lived in DC and did an internship at the Smithsonian, taking the Metro every day and pretty much doing *everything himself from food shopping to paying the rent.  So to think that he would have done well at grad school away from the home area is not a far reach.

Until you are face to face with such institutional incompetence and indifference, you have no idea what can happen.  People who are so scared of imaginary lawsuits that they cannot do the right thing - which of course would help avoid these imaginary lawsuits, but take an extra 5 calories of effort - can ruin a person's life just in their stupidity.

So our theory from now on has to be, If an asshole can fcuk things up for you, they will.  Because they really don't give a shit about anything except covering their asses.

There finally was some good news, after all this - actually, after 9 months of looking, interviews, massive amount of resumes and applications both via home and OVR, he was finally hired.  Not exactly in what he wanted, but it will do for a start.  We think.  Except that it's on-call - so he's not really working, yet.  But there is a future in it if he decides he likes it.  If they ever call him in.... Yes, we have read the Reddit and seen how many young people don't have anything.  Then again, he hasn't had a paycheck yet, either....kinda hard to pay the student loans on-call....  We're just thankful that we could spin things so that his reputation wasn't totally ruined by the previously mentioned assholes.

SMH.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Get off Thine Hinies

I have played with a local orchestra for over 30 years.  The people who run this group are mostly in their 70s and 80s, even though the bulk of the orchestra is under the age of 50.

None of the younger people seem to have an interest in helping.  "The Elderly" (and me, and a stray other over 60 or two) arrive to rehearsals 45 minutes early to physically set up chairs, stands and heavy equipment every week.  They are the bulk of the Board members.  They are the ones who run all the projects, find places to donate or advertise, etc. etc. etc.

So it kinda pisses me off.  I have asked the others to get involved, they don't.  They have asked the others to help, they don't.  It's like they just want to come, and not worry about anything other than playing.  While that would be nice, if our group went belly up, these lazy shits wouldn't have any other place to play.  Getting an orchestra spot (at least for winds, brass and percussion) is something we all hold onto like grim death.

This weekend we have a huge yard sale, which they have done for longer than I have been here.  The proceeds, usually several thousand dollars, rent or purchase music for us during the season.   I drive an hour several times over 6-8 weeks to help The Elderly price all the goods, which another member keeps in their home until the sale, and then help them the day of the sale.  It is no small feat.  I am bringing Bug to help them carry everything, we are talking furniture, and one of the women said she would bring her 80+ yo husband to help him with it.  OMG. 

I don't know how to get the younger people involved.  They don't donate money or their time (outside of playing time), there seems to be no empathy for the burden they put on the older members of the orchestra.  I don't understand it. 

I'm sure it's similar to the way young people don't vote or take part in anything any more.  I am also glad that I was never like that.  Never thought I was the odd one, but maybe I was.  Does life have to smack young people in the head before they understand the value of helping? 

Get the fuck off your asses, kiddies, or you will miss all the valuable and rewarding things in life.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Breakage

So, Fetterman won the primary here in PA.  We're happy.  Others, not so much.  Tough.

Needed a break, so I have been staying away from political crap for the last month, I cannot stand seeing 45's ugly face.   In the morning, HGTV goes on.  Or TCM.  Later on you might see the Smithsonian channel or a Cubs game.

It just got to be too much hate.  And that hate breaks everything.  It breaks friendships, it breaks the internets, the system that was already breaking is falling apart worse.  Especially in the land of special needs.  If I need to know, I will see it on Facebook or a blog, or hear it on the radio, and then I will look into it.

Did you know that when a couch breaks, the replacement parts take 4-6 weeks to come?  If you sit on the broken part, your ass will feel broken.

Oh, and my hair is breaking off.  Had my hair did a couple of weeks ago.  I think she fried me.  Aaagh.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

JaVote?

You know, like Jeet?

I am so happy that they have re-gerrymandered Pennsyltucky.   Now we get to at least have a chance at representation that doesn't live two hours away.  My podunk precinct generally has 17 people come out on primaries.  Today, we can say we had at least 40...when Bug went to vote at 2:30, that's what his number was.  Other precincts around here haven't been as active.  So we'll see.

Oh yeah, this.



And OK, I know, I haven't been here in a while.  I'll make up for it.  I started reading some blogs off my blogggroll, it was so nice to read intelligent thought.  The House of Moi has been going thru some crap over the last 10 months that just stopped the bloggg posting which I will eventually get to. 

Go vote.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Put the Blame Where it Belongs.

My son did an archaeological field school near Charlottesville a couple of years ago.   He was able to go into town with the other students a couple of times during their free time, and really liked the place.  What has happened there is such a shame, and I don't know if I will ever get the chance to go there, but for the time being, I think I will wait...

We have Nazi groups near where we live.  Pennsyltucky, ya know.  Our Nazis have been fairly quiet and under the radar.  But the intensity of what happened today has shown me that any quiet is untrustworthy and could become unstable, at any time.  It is ok now to hate.

And it's all the fault of our Presidunce.

General Robert E. Lee took the blame for what happened at Gettysburg - he has been attributed as saying, "It was all my fault."  Controversial figure or not, he was not proud of killing 28,000 or so of his own soldiers.  Some accounts even have him as having suffered a minor heart attack that night.  But still, he had the decency to place the blame where it was due.

And Terry McAwful?  "Go home"??????   Um, DUH?   They ARE home.  Their home is everywhere.  Hate has been given the Presiduncial Seal of Approval.

Trump will never take the blame.  "Many sides" - What the hell does that mean?  I mean, this is the original Birther Dunce who incited the ignorant racists that make up 90% of the south - pardon me, this whole country.

Trump will never get rid of his Nazi in Chief Bannon, or any of the Nazi minions in his cabinet or who work behind the fcuking curtain.   Stephen Miller surely must be Goebbels incarnate...

I had an argument with a friend last night, someone who voted for him because she "flipped a coin" - someone who doesn't have cable, but can still spout the hate rhetoric of the Tea Party.  "Hillary is a criminal."  I told her that if our kids get drafted, she has herself to thank.  Everything that is going on now, she has herself to thank.  There is really no excuse that anyone with two brain cells to rub together can use to justify their vote for the Numbnuts in Chief.  Jobz?  Cut me a break.

I hope she is thinking about what she did now.  But I doubt it.  What is wrong with these people?

And what is wrong with Congress?  To anyone and everyone who can, PLEEZ do something about Fcukhead before riots in the streets happen in every town in this country.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

How Much Smaller Can His Dikc Get?

The Mooch is gone, lol, I knew I didn't really have to worry about that.  Fcuk him.  And McConnell lost his healthcare repeal (for now), and someone put a giant chicken with Trump hair behind the White House....check the circle there on the right....



And now we have the Korea shit.  Can we just get through two fcuking days without a crisis?  Two baby-men acting like,MY dick is bigger/no MY Dick is bigger.....and the poor people in Idaho are choking from the smoke and can't get outside to build their nuclear bomb shelters...ok, we have a cousin out there so.....

Wars always give a president a boost.  And you just Know that 45 is itching to push that fcuking button.  Fire and fury, my ass.  If that's what he wants, send him this.  I'm sure he's tasted his own blood before.

Someone, please do something about this fcukhead.  And tell whatshisface over there in North Korea the coordinates for MarALago....