It's Sunday morning and my brain is all but empty and I'm in crabby mode.
* Last evening I had an unpleasant episode with some of the brats in my neighborhood. I've been upset with their using my lawn as a litter bin and that my solar lights have been damaged. The good news is that my heinous next door neighbor moved out yesterday so perhaps that will help. However, I had the 'audacity' to tell one of the remaining brats to get his bike off my lawn and it began a series of harassment as they took issue with my audacity in asking them to behave. I called the cops and they're going to do periodic checks on our block. I doubt it will help. When I was a kid, getting yelled at by an adult was scary stuff. Not these days -- no one's little darling ever does anything wrong. Michelle was upset when I told her about it and her prime concern was that I might move. I told her that as long as she was here, I was here because I love Brice, Gracie and Ana so much and she and John have become such great friends. I've seen idiots come and go in the the six years I've been here and I am damned if I'm moving which really isn't an option anyway given the hits my on my never-large bank account lately. I don't want to fight but I will and they won't like it. Michelle said she would tell Brice to do what he could to help get the kids of my back. Brice is a large boy who isn't afraid to kick butt if other options fail. I had all but let go of doing anything about the damage to Miss Ruby but I've decided that I'm going to see what I can do. If word gets out that I might hit the parents smack in the wallet, it might force them to rethink their parenting but I doubt it. And please, no advice to move to a senior citizen's building please -- I got a view of what alleged grownups do in those places while I was in Toledo and decided that isn't my cuppa -- it struck me that some people never get past junior high school games that I thought pretty dumb when I was in junior high. I'm staying put.
* Rachel Maddow pointed out that while the GOP expresses horror at Anthony Weiner's adventures in cyber sex, they don't get excited about their members' sallies in prostitution (David Vitter) and sordid affairs punctuated with bribery and huge lies (John Ensign) are ignored or covered up with nary a raised eyebrow. AND my question is why aren't they raising hell over it? There are rumors that House Speaker John Boehner is the next Republican sex scandal. ('No comment' in my mind equals, "hell yeah!" 'cause if you aren't, you say an unequivocal and resounding "No!". Click on the link to watch Rachel's commentary if you missed the show. I thought she was excellent.
* I love Bill Maher's "New Rules" segment and the latest is one of his best. Do remember that it isn't for those who get the willies from profanity.
Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!!!