I'm not sure if my computer is fixed but it's much better so it seems that I'm somewhat back. Now I'm facing the daunting task of getting caught up with y'all -- not that it's not fun but with only one hand to type, it's slow-going. However, I shall try my best!
* Rachel Maddow weighs in with what Republican governors are doing across the country to kill our country and as bad as it is in Ohio and Wisconsin, Governor Rick Snyder has exceeded his authority beyond belief and y'all can see it here. And if y'all can, watch the whole thing -- it's worthwhile and your State could be next. It's all disgusting and in my totally un-humble opinion, unconstitutional. And your state could be next. Be very afraid.
* My hero, Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), has a petition on his 'Democrats Who Fight' page and I urge y'all to go here to tell the Republicans to keep their hands off Medicare.
* The Birthers, in many States, are still at it. Now they're trying to demand one's original birth certificate to vote and or run for office in many states. I don't know about y'all, but if I contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics up in Huron County, I get a computer-generated certified copy of my birth certificate (which lookss very similar to the one that Obama has) for which I pay about fifteen bucks. It's not my original birth certificate nor was the photostatic copy I used to. There weren't computers in 1947 and I assume that any hope of ever seeing the photostatic copies they used to send is gone. As to the original, i.e, the one Dr. Butner signed at Willard Hospital in 1947, I have no idea where that's stashed or if it even still exists. How about y'all? My octagenarian stepmom and I were discussing this and I learned that she doesn't that even have a real birth certificate. She has something called a 'mother certificate' because she was born at home and delivered by a midwife as were many back the 1920s. Would the Birthers accept that? Maybe, if she were a Republican which she isn't. I just want to see the Birthers' birth certificates. What about immigrants? Never mind. Did the rocks that I suspect they were born under issue such things?
* The whole thing in this country is ridiculous and ludicrous and I think those of us with sense need to call a halt to the insanity that permeates this country. I've stopped trying to figure it out -- it's impossible. All I can say is: Raise hell. Vote. Write letters to your leaders.
* Gene who doesn't have a blog but is a faithful reader and commenter here wrote me a lovely email. She's a fellow Ohioan and close enough that we're planning to get together soon. Cool, huh?
* Tracy, a new blogging friend, left a lovely comment yesterday. A Buckeye born and bred, she now lives in North Carolina and has a lovely blog. Stop by and visit her here and say hello.
* And thanks to all y'all who wished me a happy natal day -- I was properly surprised to see that it merited space on Hal's blog. Blogger is being a pain and won't let put in a link to it today.
* Here's a song/video from my misspent youth that's been rattling around my poor damaged brain. It's as relevant today as it was back in the day.
I've got to get moving here and I think I've rambled enough.
Hope y'all are having a great day!