Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just Stuff and More Stuff

I was a good girl yesterday and ran around and gathered paperwork and delivered it to the proper agencies. Fortunately, much of the ice around Miss Ruby was disappearing and when we got home, I went to work with the sidewalk salt. I checked the mail and there was a letter from another agency telling me that my rent is going up $17 a month on April 1st. It was not an April Fool's joke. Sigh. So of course I had to call the agency where I dropped off paper yesterday and asked them if they needed this letter -- silly me. (Duh!) And today I had to go drop it off which was okay since even more ice had melted and I could reach Miss Ruby without terror of breaking something important and had determined that she and I would be visiting the pharmacy to refill my scrips and make a much needed trip to the laundromat. (Ugh!) Four hours later, we returned home with three large hampers with reasonably well-folded, clean clothes and bedding and a basket of socks to be sorted while I prop my feet up and watch a movie -- after I crack a much-needed brew, of course. :)

And here are a couple things I want share with y'all . . .

More Truth than Poetry:

Last week on ABC News Ron Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, was asked "Who was your dad was most like? Barack Obama or Sarah Palin?" and he answered:

"Just on the basis of intelligence, you would have to say Barack Obama. I don’t think my father has anything in common with Sarah Palin whatsoever,” Reagan told Top Line. “I'm a little offended that we even have to talk about Sarah Palin, who has nothing interesting to say."
"Of course my father cut taxes when he was in office, but he also raised taxes as well when he was governor of California. He signed one of the most liberal abortion laws in the country and offered amnesty to illegal immigrants as well. That probably wouldn't sit too well with the tea party of today. But again, those were different times."
A tip of my chapeau for this to Gryphen, my favorite Alaskan blogger.

From my Pick-on-someone-your-own-size Department:

Glenn Beck took to his bully pulpit to castigate Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber for supporting the health care bill. Bieber won my heart (as well as Jon Stewart's) as the cutest, wittiest guest on The Daily Show in recent memory. His performance was quite charming and left me laughing. And yeah, I'm using it to remind y'all to sign the petitions here and here and boycott the advertisers on Beck's show as well as those on Fox News. It really is working. Our friends and neighbors across the pond signed on and Beck's show has been with out sponsors for almost a year in the UK.

One of Kay's Heroes needs our help to help ourselves:

Y'all know that I think Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is really a great guy. His brash style and straightforward, no holds barred attitude toward the GOP has won my admiration and I'd love to see him as our first Jewish President. One thing for sure, we would always know how he really feels! I get his newsletter and recently he asked me to sign a petition. I did and am asking y'all to join me in this effort. The Supreme Court is going to be asked to hear an initiative/appeal of health care reform's constitutionality. Anthony Weiner is demanding that Justice Clarence Thomas recuse from any such cases. Why?  Because Thomas' wife, Ginny, is a vocal opponent the health care bill and is a lobbyist for the health care industry earning a high six-figure income. Can y'all say "conflict of interest"?  I knew you could.

If you want to know more or sign the petition, y'all can go here. I believe strongly that Justice Thomas should definitely recuse himself and now -- to do otherwise would violate the oath he took as a member of the Supreme Court. (If he doesn't, I think even stronger action should be taken.)  Please consider joining Congressman Weiner and me and countless others this effort.

Hope y'all are having a great day!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!



  1. What a fabulous post, Kay! You're right on the money with this one. I love what Ron Reagan said. Perrrfect!

  2. You're bizzy. I didn't see the Stewart show, but I did hear about Bieber's comments on health care. I feel the same way, but still fear for his well-being after such open comments.

  3. Dear Kay...thank you for your kind and caring words about dear dear Betty....These are hard times for all of us who loved her so much ....

    I'm sorry to read about your rent going up...UGH!!!! I hope this will get taken care of, my dear.

  4. Thank you Ron...loved what he had to say; and I agree with him. I didn't get to see Justin on Jon Stewart, but I wish I had. Good for him, but I'm sure he'll get a certain amount of flack for his comments.

    Sorry about your raise in rent....Geesh, what's new? Take care....happy weekend Kay... ~Joy

  5. Good post! I lived in California when Reagan was gov. Us normal people (snicker) were not that impressed with him but I liked what his kid said about Palin (lol)

  6. Good for you for putting this out there, Kay. I signed the petitions and hope it does some good.
    In the meantime, I'm still trying to get over jet lag by catching up my blog reading. Glad to see you going so strong!!!!

  7. Kay: Thanks!!! Some people don't like my writing about politics but I do try to keep it light if possible. There are bad things happening and I am compelled to write about them.

    Lorna: Justin (who my lil' neighbor, Racy Gracy thinks is tres cute) did a great job. I hope there's no blowback, too.

    Naomi: You're welcome -- it was straight from the heart. And 17 bucks is fine as long as they don't mess with my SS.

    Joy: It makes me wonder who else in the Reagan household dislikes SP. And if you want you can see Justin at The Daily Show online.
    17 bucks isn't difficult -- I'll be okay as long as my SS keeps coming.

    LTTS: I agree! I cracked up when I read it and thought y'all would, too.

    Alice: Welcome back!!!!! Thank you!!! There's a group of us Elderbloggers who are working hard on this.

  8. What's with rent? Ours just went up, too—$50! Thanks for the quote by RR. Sarah Palin is one of those people I love to hate.

  9. You really are on a blog-rolling, Kay. Wonderful post with important links. Besides that he is Jewish, Anthony Weiner would not even get the nomination for President because he is from New York. Let's see, the last time that happened was the year before I was born--1932. Americans were more in touch with their desperation back then; denial seems more rampant now.


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