Monday, January 18, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

It's early Tuesday and that should tell y'all that my non-existent sleep patterns are still very much the status quo. Sigh.

* I had to take Miss Ruby for a new tire yesterday. The ex recommended a place that is fair and reasonable when I mentioned the need last week. It's kind of nice that we are able to talk to each other. And don't anybody get excited, I am delighted that he seems so happy with his lady and told him that, too.

* Yesterday was the anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King's birth. We really have come a long way since then but we still have a long way to go.
I swiped this photo of the Tea Party's rally last summer. It stuns, amazes, and saddens me greatly that this 'mentality', to put it kindly, still exists. When are we going to grow up in this country? [Note: Sarah Palin is going to speak at their upcoming convention.]

* I just read Game Change by John Heileman and Mark Halperin. It's about Election 2008 and while not much surprised me, I was impressed by their candor and impartial approach. If it were a novel, I would have thought it a bit over the top but we're living with it. Am I scared? You betcha.

* Y'all know that I think Facebook is pretty useless and had deactivated it a while back. Somehow it got reactivated so I decided to just live with it until I could find a way to get rid of it completely. However, someone tripped my trigger, and decided that I should add people I didn't want to add, I got angry and went to work and found a way to rid myself of it. There really is a way to delete it but they keep it concealed which offends my right to make the decision to leave. Allegedly, it takes up to 14 days for my profile, etc., to be deleted which seems pretty damned stupid to me. Here's a pretty funny video about it. And I am done -- I hope. If not, there will be hell to pay.

Happy Blogging!!!!!!



  1. I thought FB was useless too, until I discovered that you could "fan" sites you want to be kept apprised of, and groups and organizations post updates, etc., and it saves me time, since I don't have to go to each individual site. Along the way I have a little fun too, and keep up with old friends whom I don't get to see often. What's not to like?

  2. I keep FB to see pics of my little grandkids that their mom posts and also to keep in touch with one of my sons. I have only six friends listed all family members that I do not get to see very often.

  3. Anonymous12:55 PM

    I only use FB to connect with my classmates and see the latest updates in our class. It's quite nifty. Now, I am just weeding out some people that I don't know that much from profile.

  4. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Fortunately, I don't use FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, AND TWITTER.

    All I have is my gigi-hawaii blog. I am content with it.

  5. I'm not a fan of FB, my visits are very infrequent. Now that you reminded me, I must check my tires.

  6. Here's what Joe Conason said on Wednesday about GAME CHANGE*:

    "There are plenty of other problems with "Game Change" and the style of establishment reporting that it represents. Its reliance on anonymous sniping and its disdain for substantive debate are all too typical of the Washington press corps. Its ritualistic bashing of the Clintons has been a cliché of Beltway journalism for well over a decade now. Its treatment of Elizabeth Edwards is borderline sadistic at this point. And its adulatory treatment of the presidential victor -- a hallmark of access journalism in the capital -- echoes the tone of Halperin’s last book, "The Way to Win," which lionized Karl Rove as a strategic genius. (That book appeared in the fall of 2006, only weeks before said genius saw his foolproof plan for generations of Republican dominance vaporized by angry voters.)

    Gossipy reporting is a mainstay of modern news, including political journalism. But even Page Six routinely calls its victims for comment. Why shouldn’t book authors be expected to do the same??"


  7. I do not understand the appeal of Facebook and find it really BIG BROTHER in so many respects--Invasion of one's Address book??? PLEASE.....!
    Flad you found out how to get off of it for good, my dear.

  8. I don't know what to think about Face-book. My grandson set it up for me, and I paid no attention to it for over a year. But someone complained that I had no picture, so I put one there. Now I think I am getting gradually sucked in. But I find it pretty boring.

    I am afraid those tea party people are winning. I just heard that Kennedy's senate seat was lost. Sad.

  9. I'm really not doing anything with my Facebook much anymore. I don't find it satisfying and it doesn't add much to my life. Blogging on the other hand...

  10. FB doesn't fulfill me. I need more!


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