Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kitty cat's pissed off

So no scratching behind the ears unless you feel like losing some skin. First I got so busy with -- that we didn't have dinner till 8pm because no one else will cook. Apparently, when I move to Buffalo my mother and brother will live off canned goods and frozen dinners or starve to death. So I didn't get started writing till 9pm. Positive note -- my irritation fed into Antony and the moment between him and the guy behind it all (and in this type of conspiracy story, there's always one guy behind the morass) got quietly blunt and vicious.

There was more shit that happened -- but I'm putting that in my handwritten journal because I almost let this blog become my whining post once before and I refuse to follow that path, again. Suffice to say, I'm glad I'll be off on my own, soon, and have no one to blame for my foul mood except me.

International note -- tomorrow is the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, where the Shah and his family and followers left the country. His reign was brutal in its 25 years, with secret arrests and opponents executed and torture of dissidents a part of everyday life as university students kept pushing the protests forward. And what does Iran have now? Secret arrests of people opposed to the Ayatollahs, opponents of the current regime executed and torture as a part of everyday life...and university students pushing the protests forward. Once again proving the old axiom -- the more things change, the more they stay the same.

I only mentioned this because Jake is half-Persian. His other half is Irish, which is another story unto itself.

Final note -- the GOP has a budget proposal that increases taxes on the poor and middle class, cuts taxes on the rich, slashes Medicare spending and privatizes Social Security...and they're upset because people are discussing how their budget increases taxes on the poor and middle class, cuts taxes on the rich, slashes Medicare spending and privatizes Social Security. Its author -- some nitwit Rep. named Ryan -- has called these discussions political attacks orchestrated by the White House, and suddenly the GOP leadership is backing away from ownership of it. And please nobody bother to notice this budget parrots one offered by Fred Thompson during his run for the Presidency in 2007...or that Newt Gingrich shut down the government in -- was it 1994 or 1995? Why? Because Clinton wouldn't go along with slashing Medicare and privatizing Social Security.

The Democrats are a screwed up party that keeps snatching defeat from the jaws of victory via their wishy-washiness, but the Republican Party is diseased.

Down from soap box. Time to do taxes. Rrrrooowwwwrrrr.


Penman said...

One of Will Roger's gems is, "I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."

Holds true still doesn't it. Here we are, in power and the Republicans are running circles around us. Call their bluff and let them filibuster. That's what killed them in the Clinton years.

JamTheCat said...

Problem is, Obama's acting more like a grade school teacher trying to keep peace in his classroom than a leader willing to take a real stand -- his posturing is just chit-chat and irritating, at best.