Politics Moving

Hi Kids,
It’s been a while and truth be told I don’t know if any of you are still reading. My bad. Part of the problem is time constraints but mostly the problem is that all I’ve wanted to write about lately is politics. And while some of you enjoy those posts, many don’t. So, I’ve decided to move all my political opinions here. Yup, another blog – just what I need. Anyway, if you’re dying to know what I think of the current political scene feel free to wander on over.

And one more thing, Theme Friday is coming back, this Friday. Stay tuned.

WC

In the News…

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The AP reports the following two stories, which I find of interest:

The fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, later for Obama and previously for John Kerry has been indicted on bank fraud and aggravated identity theft charges in an $292 million Ponzi scheme. The accused, is Hassan Nemazee, he is charged with fradulently obtaining loans from three banks.

Nemazee was Clinton’s national finance chairman for her 08 campaign, later raised dough for Obama and was Kerry’s finance chairman during Kerry’s 2004 campaign.

Wow, and we thought Clinton, Obama and Kerry had nothing in common. Go figure.

Also…

Forty members of the Senate (all but one, Repulbicans) are pushing to end the bailout nightmare by urging the Treasury Secretary to let T.A.R.P. program expire by year’s end. No word from the Treas Sec yet, and he could let it go on until Oct 2010. The group of Senators pointed out in a letter to Geithner that the money could be used to reduce the deficit (fancy that) among other things.

According to the AP story:

Every Senate Republican except Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire signed the letter. The only Democrat to sign it was Mark Begich of Alaska.

Congress approved the TARP with bipartisan support in October 2008 at the request of then-President George W. Bush during the height of the financial crisis. Bush administration officials initially said the money would be spent to buy up bad assets from financial institutions. Under Bush and Obama, however, the rescue fund has also been used to bail out the auto industry and to obtain ownership interests in banks and in insurance giant American International Group.

“This direct investment certainly was not the intention of Congress in passing this legislation,” the senators wrote to Geithner.

I’ll say that wasn’t the intention! At least you have to give them a little hurrah for trying – although I have a feeling it will fall on deaf ears.

And the picture…well, I have to have my fun, don’t I?

Writer Chick

Delerious

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Okay gang, so the sleep deprivation has finally caught up with me and the adrenaline has run out – so if you see something dragging, don’t step on it cuz  it’s my ass. (sorry old joke)

I am in fact, home, once again. It feels great and my pets are happy too. In fact, in less than 24 hours things have already begun to turn around. The problem though is that I am starting to hallucinate a little. Do you know how scary it is when imaginary people walk into the room? Don’t try this while you’re driving either. Yikes.

I was so exhausted and so happy to be home yesterday once I dragged all my stuff (and for a person who has nothing, I sure have a lot of shit) over that I couldn’t sleep last night – so…the adventures continue.

I hope that by the time you read this, I’ll have gotten some sleep and can find my way around the blog neighborhood. Thanks for your understanding not just for this but for the whole fiasco that has been the last several months.

Hugs and Kisses

Annie

Update

Hi to anyone who might still be reading. Oy vey! Well, we are still having an adventure… the move is complete, thank Gawd! It was grueling folks, not a pretty thing. But we have recovered from it, thank goodness.

However, now we are having phone and internet issues. As a matter of fact, I am writing this update from some wireless we are pirating from somewhere in the building – as for an unknown reason our internet went out – and we just got it a couple of days ago.

Anyway, I am well, the apartment is fine – just life crap being sorted out . I really will be back – hopefully soon. I miss you all, honest. See you soon, I hope.

Mixed Bag #437

Okay, so first – here are some incredible photographs that a friend sent me. I was very impressed and really it’s nice to start the day off with something beautiful and awesome, right?

Amazing, aren’t they? And hopefully a good substitute for pics of the trip which I still have to transfer over from little computer to big computer (don’t hold your collective breath in other words).

It is day ten of my residency in my new home state. We have gotten most of (about half really) his stuff out of his old apartment – and most important of which was the office cubicle which he built and designed and is really quite ingenius. I’m secretly hoping I will get one built for me. Almost like having your own little spaceship, seriously… Anyway, most of the heavy, difficult stuff is moved, now we are down to boxing of books, books and more books and other box worthy stuff.

We have cable, internet and phone and have been inhabiting the new house for four days. I got in half my flower bulbs yesterday (once the yard got the idea who was boss, that is – very evil crab grass in there) – it was a perfect day- sunny, chilly and cloudless sky. At the very least I will have daffodils and irises coming up on the east side of the fence this spring. I plan to get the rest out front done by this weekend. Then I will put in the crocous in the back.

Will be crusing craigslist for stuff like a couch or something to sit on – which should be great fun with no budget. Haha. Ain’t life grand? Actually I kind of enjoy the challenge – it makes my blood course just thinking about how I’m going to get everything I need with no resources. I know, there is something seriously wrong with me, eh?

Yesterday after much torment and confusion, we finally found out why the internet connection did not like my pc and sorted it all out so that they are talking and have become good friends. I can’t tell you how magical it is to be writing this post from my desktop pc with my big 22 inch monitor and full keyboard. It’s like an early Christmas, I have to tell you.

We found out why it was so fricking cold in here – seems the chimney flue was stuck open and not seated right. So we cleaned out all the fireplace crud, re-seated the flue and the change in temp is amazing. It does seem that the heater actually does work, which was in question earlier. Also, it’s just nice to not have to sleep in you overcoat and boots, don’t you think?

Maggie and Boodie are adapting nicely – starting to get some winter coats happening. Though Boodie, being the fat and lazy creature she is, has spent most of her time burrowed under the blankets in the made bed and has become quite adept at concealing the fact that she is in there. The other day I thought I’d lost her, that she’d gotten out and was a frozen cat on a stick somewhere, when I spied a suspicious lump on the bed. She has gotten more extroverted though since she seems to have realized that Roomie’s (ex roomie I mean) evil cats aren’t about anymore. By spring she’ll be stalking squirrels outside I suspect.

Hopefully by this weekend we have all the moving stuff done and all the stuff over here. We will have to sort it as we go along. Next week, must find work, gig or job or all three. Otherwise there won’t be any Christmas around here to speak of – although worse things have happened and it wouldn’t be the end of the world, you know?

All in all, we are doing good – recovering, still exhausted but managing to get some sleep and make some progress. Hopefully, I’m back to at least semi-regular blogging too. I’ve missed it and you guys, believe me.

But that’s all the boring details of what we’ve been up to. See you on the rebound.

The Last 24 Hours

UPDATE: She is doing much better, her chest tube has been removed and she’s been taken off her sedative drip. She’s been upgraded from critical to serious and has been cleared for her next operation which will repair her broken pelvis. This is really miraculous when you consider it’s been less than 48 hours since the accident. The prayers are working, please keep them up and thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Annie

So, the last 24 hours have been hell. Lots of phone calls, lots of tears, lots of worry. Lots of waiting.

She’s doing better – and that’s a good sign. But things are still so very much up in the air until she regains consciousness. Because of the incredible person that she is and how very much she is loved, she is surrounded by people doing everything they can to help. If love is a cure, then she will be cured no doubt.

I thank all of you for your prayers and good wishes, I know they make a difference. I truly believe in the power of prayer and hope and know that it does produce miracles. I’m hoping with all my heart that this time is no exception.

In the meantime, I’m around and will be doing some blogging. I have to keep my mind busy.

Thanks again,

Annie