Anagram: Abnormalities/ Obtain Realism

       The monotonous staccato of rain on my window and the soft sounds of 80’s country music are the sounds that I can hear, one fighting the Cave Paintingother for my attention, though neither are winning.  I’m not really in the mood to light the world on fire, or to make some less than subtle point about the world and the wrongs done in it…yet.  Right now I just feel like relaxing a little bit.  Maybe it’s the quite peaceful feeling I have from just listening to the rain and the soft music, or the happy news that for the first time since my wife’s miscarriage a week ago, she’s not bleeding.  She’s getting better physically and mentally.  She printed out coupons for free meals from Kentucky Fried Chicken, which is nice, i haven’t eaten at a KFC in a dogs age. Think we’ll celebrate her just feeling better and us moving closer to getting life back to normal.

    Whatever that is.  And i don’t just say that to be flippant, life the last few months has just been a roller-coaster.  From small stuff like running injuries out of the blue, to bigger stuff like losing overtime at my job and watching my debt mount and mount, then losing my job, and then losing the baby, after barely knowing she was pregnant for a week, if that.  I guess normal is whatever you happen to be used to.  But getting used to things seems such a silly thing to do, things can change so often, and drastically when they do. 

     I try my best to act and react as the world throws stuff at me, and i think I’m doing well, but how much more can go wrong here is anyone’s guess. Bills will mount from my wife’s going to the hospital, that’ll drain resources, resources that i have precious little of.  I have enough to survive but things are gonna get worse there before they get better.  My immediate future depends much on my capacity to get a job, and relatively quick.

     I’m looking hard for a job, as hard as i can.  Nothing seems to be there, but i won’t give up. 

    That’s it except for the usual suspects.

     Well, OK, a little bit of news, But only a little. Links for you to peruse. 

       A story about an ex DOJ lawyer talking about the hypocrisy of letting John Yoo and his buds get to review their allegations against them when none were given to the 8 attorneys fired by the bush administration.

   My story from from a little while ago, just a brief update on the MTA bailout that just went through.

    Repeat after me “The fundamentals of our economy are strong”  OK they aren’t 100% yet, but things are looking better out there.  With luck the government will be out of the owning banks and car company business in a few years. 

    A few quotes, a second Viddy, and that’s about it.

    I blame Alexander Hamilton.   Just because they were our founding fathers doesn’t mean they were infallible.

  alexander_hamilton_portrait_by_john_trumbull_1806  That’s it for me.  Later!

  Today’s Nuggets, via wikiquote:  The very essence of democracy is the absolute faith that while people must cooperate, the first function of democracy, its peculiar gift, is to develop each individual into everything that he might be. But I submit to you that when in each man the dream of personal greatness dies, democracy loses the real source of its future strength.  Edwin H. Land

Government implies the power of making laws. It is essential to the idea of a law, that it be attended with a sanction; or, in other words, a penalty or punishment for disobedience.  Alexander Hamilton

A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.   James Madison