Everything In My Life Comes Back To Ghostbusters

It happened again yesterday.  Someone said “Shut it down, shut it all down”.   I of course went back to Ghostbusters.

“Everything was okay until old dickless shutdown the power grid.” ~ Ray Stantz
“Is that true?” ` The Mayor
“Yes, it’s true, this man has no dick.” ~ Peter Vinkman

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Some would find my life sad.  I find it hysterical.  I’m weird like that!

I’m Concerned

This weekend saw so many historic moments.  On Friday, January 20, 2017, the 45th President of the United States of America was sworn into office.  Barack Obama became former President Barack Obama and he and his family moved on to their next adventure in life.

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 people marched on Washington, DC and other major cities in our Country.  The theme was Women’s Rights.  I watched so many of my friends marching all over this country of ours and it was amazing.  Unless of course you are one of those nay-sayers who can’t understand what the march is about.  Why do women need MORE rights than they do already?  They’ve got plenty.

This new administration and mostly it’s GOP counterparts have decided it’s important to attack the parts of our government that are about women.  Defunding Planned Parenthood over the abortion issue is absolutely moronic.  First, PP only offers abortion in 1% of its clinics.  Second, defunding PP puts poor women (mostly from the south) at health risks because of no money for pap smears, mammograms, routine physical and other issues.  It also puts their poor children at risk.  Most of Congress is made up of men.  It explains why our country spent about $100 million on Viagra.

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It spawned this little meme on FB.

Men do not understand women…never have.  We spend almost 57% of our overall budget on Defense spending.  We have millions for phallic symbols of aggression and might but no money to protect and feed the poor in our country.  The poor are lazy and useless and undeserving.  Right?

Women today still make much less than their male counter parts.  It doesn’t matter which field of employment, it’s been documented.  Men in our country would like to see Women barefoot and pregnant but without the responsibility on their end for the family or the woman.  This is also document in articles and research.  This is the modern man.  I’m not saying all men are like this but from the people interviewed and some of the male responses on Twitter and Facebook it is slim pickings out their girls.

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President Trump and his machismo attitude and disrespect of women is also documented.  What spawned this diatribe was the fact on two occasions during the inauguration he left his wife Melenia essentially in the dust.  44 and 43 are well-respected by the community regarding their relationships with their wives.  We loved to see them interact.  It was a wonderful thing.  If 45 treats his wife as an after thought why would anyone think he wouldn’t do the same with all women.  JS.

Climate Change Doesn’t Exist…Unless It Does

I’m not a tree hugger.  I’m not a Green Peace crazy person.  I’m a person who understands action and reaction.  It’s science, basic and true.  The “Global Warming” movement is over.  They never really based their opinions on facts or science.  It was a hunch.  In some ways they were correct, in others they just came off as crazy people.  Then they changed the catch phrase from Global Warming (because the Earth was actually getting colder) to Climate Change.  Still I find this a bit bizarre since the climate is always changing.

mpgpg-172I’m a realist.  The Earth is being harmed by the fact there are too many people fighting for the same resources.  Poverty makes people greedy.  Greedy people can never get enough.  That’s why Greed is bad.  The Rain Forest is being destroyed at the fastest pace ever in history.  The people kill the animals as they rush from the burning forests for their lives.  The ecology of the area is forever damaged.  All actions have an equal or greater reaction.  Droughts occur, Flooding, earthquakes, etc.  They happen because we do not fully understand the science of what we are doing to the environment.  We learned nothing from the people in history that destroyed their homelands with wars, over farming and destruction of their local Eco-systems.

First World Nations (or whatever they are being called now) are slowly realizing the reality of locust effect.  If you devour all of your resources you then die from lack of said resources.  People aren’t as understanding to the plight we all share as a world body.

I guess I was fortunate to grow up in a time in society that was not so “throw away”.  We recycled things because it made sense.  We were poor and needed to stretch the resources.  Can you remember the last time you sewed something to get more wear out of it?  We have so many things now that we never would have had 30 years ago.  Why, well mostly because we didn’t really need them.

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The World as a collective is going to hell in a hand basket.  Wars, famine, starvation, over building, nuclear threat and the list of baddies is never ending.  This writer sure wishes it wasn’t like this at all.  I like this Earth I live on and well, if only half of it’s inhabitants took personal responsibility for their lives on it, maybe the future would look a little brighter.

Coulrophobia It’s Real Man!

Coulrophobia is a fear of clowns.

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I’m not sure when or why I developed a fear of clowns.  It’s real and it’s weird.  Clowns are basically harmless.  Well, unless they are associated with Stephen King…then not so much.  I think the only clown I’ve never been freaked out about is Bozo.  I think it’s because I once had a Bozo punching bag.  Perhaps it was a bit therapeutic to have a clown I could punch.

I’m still freaked out though…

Living with Autoimmune

I’ve been lucky these last few months.  I’ve felt pretty good in general but with Rheumatoid Arthritis my good is someone else’s very bad day.

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This is a representation of how I feel today.  The weather was rainy this week, coupled with a cold spell settling into the region and a stressful, sleep deprived week and this is what is left.  A person who feels broken from the inside out.  My feet are swollen and my hands as well.  It hurts when I take a breath because my costal joints are inflamed.

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I’m luckier than most that I can get treatment for my disease.  I also consider myself lucky that I do not have something far worse like Crohn’s Disease which is also an Autoimmune disease.  So although I feel like roadkill on a winter day I’m still living and pushing through it.  Everyone has something…this is my something.

The World Is A Mess Garp

This morning I’m reading the news and I realized this world is getting worse by the minute.  Let me narrow down my angst.  Donald Trump!

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Is this really the best the GOP can come up with to run our country.  I get that people like that he speaks his mind.  That’s great.  He can because he’s a billionaire.   So if he goes to Washington and acts/speaks the same way as does now what does he think is going to happen.  Look who is in Congress…millionaires.  They do not care if he wants something.  He degrades women, anyone not white and thinks his Military School attendance is the same as being in the Military.

All I’ve got to say is oh my goodness.  I might really have to vote for Smokey The Bear because at least he’s good in a crisis, lol.

Kentucky…Grow Up Already! – UPDATED

UPDATE:  Kim Davis is in jail on contempt charges and her clerks are issuing the marriage licenses.
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So we all know about Kim Davis and her desire to continue her 15 mins. of fame.  It’s getting really old.  I pity her really.  She think that she has the moral high ground.  That her religious conviction will save her in the end.  Sadly this isn’t really true.

She’s been married 4 times.  Apparently she’s okay with God though because she was “saved” with the fourth try.  How convenient for you to be judged by God on only a portion of your life.  Religion is funny like that.

Here is the reality of Miss Kim’s situation.  If she continues to refuse to do her elected duties (this is why she can’t be fired) then she will face contempt charges.  Someone else will do her work while she sits in jail until she decides to do her elected job.  Then she will have to answer yes to the question on any future job applications…have you ever been arrested or jailed.  Who knows maybe the fine folks of her county will want to be on the wrong side of the law and re-elect her in the future?

Either way Liberty Council will move on to another poor schlub who’s life will be ultimately wrecked because they think they are right and everyone else is wrong.  Kim Davis will be just a footnote in history.  Under her picture will be Anti-Gay Clerk.  She will be the Darth Vader of Kentucky in 10 years.  Good for you Kim Davis.

Gays can marry.  Black and Whites can marry.  Blacks have the right to vote.  And it’s time for people like Kim Davis to realize that Jesus was a Jew and you probably won’t be saved in the end because you are a judgmental hypocrite.  Good luck though.

UPDATE:  The world didn’t end nor did any straight marriages implode because gays could marry legally.  Funny thing that nothing bad happened.