What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

I can’t believe the childish bullshit going on in today’s politics. Seriously childish! So your candidate lost. Big deal. That’s how it works. The people vote. Someone wins, and someone loses. You don’t cry, belly-ache, and moan when you lose. You take it like an adult. Gracefully. I’ve seen Elementary School kids behave with more grace and maturity in school elections than I’ve seen amongst political candidates in a very long time.

Oh, I can just hear the Trumpers moaning about how the Dems didn’t accept the vote and went all-in after Trump. Please. Don’t get me started. I can sit here for an entire week listing all of the absolutely UNacceptable (and sometimes illegal) bullshit Trump did and said and still not list it all. If Trump would have been a Democrat, the Republicans would all have aneurysms trying to take him down. It was obvious (and still is) that Trump is an unacceptable candidate for the Presidency.

Let’s not forget those so-called adult candidates. You can’t claim fraud or cheating just because you lost. You don’t act like a sore loser. You take your loss like an adult. They think that if they lose there must be some kind of conspiracy! Give me a break. Some of them tell their voters that they “can’t trust the vote” even before the election. Really? Then why should they even vote? And why the hell are you running if you can’t trust the vote? I wish these people would just grow up! If they’d just go away would be even better.

Since Republicans have control of the House now, they’re all about investigating Hunter Biden, impeaching the President (for what I have no clue!), and Merrick Garland, as well. Some say they want to fix the economy and solve other problems…but they never say how they’re going to fix it. They don’t have a plan. They just spout bullshit they think their constituents will believe.

I never thought I’d see such a circus in my lifetime. Integrity is lost and brains are scarce.

Confusion

This morning I woke up around 7:30am. It was cold in the house because we turn the heat off at night and the low overnight was supposed to be around 18 degrees. It was a bit “nipply” as Dad says. He turned on the heater and we had coffee while we watched the news.

Two hours later, I was still cold. I put my hoody on and covered my legs with a blanket. We aren’t ‘breakfast people’ so I thought I’d be different and asked Dad if he wanted me to make breakfast. He said, “No, thanks. I can’t eat on an empty stomach.” I laughed and tried to occupy myself on the laptop. After a couple more hours, I was feeling chilled to the bone. I just couldn’t warm up.

It was 11:45am already; nearly lunchtime. I gave in and turned on my heated blanket and snuggled up underneath. I didn’t mean to, but I fell asleep. I woke up at 1:15pm in a panic. I said, “Shit, it’s almost 1:30 and I have to be at that thing. I’ll never make it in time!” Dad looked at me funny and asked, “What thing?” “That thing they canceled yesterday. I was still supposed to be there today,” I told him. He was still confused and asked, “What thing? If you were supposed to be somewhere today, I didn’t know anything about it.” I hid my aggravation and tried to recall details. “Oh, that thing…” I rubbed my forehead trying to remember. Then I looked up at him and asked, “Am I confused?!” He asked, “Do you know what day it is?” I said, “It’s Sunday, isn’t it?” I got up to go to the bathroom.

All the way there I tried to remember details about the thing I was supposed to go to. By the time I got to the bathroom, I realized I was confused. I must’ve been dreaming, but the dream I was having prior to waking up had nothing to do with the thing I was supposed to go to! Of course, now I can’t remember what I was dreaming!

I’ve woken up confused before. I’ve woken up not sure if I was waking from a nap or after a good night’s sleep. I’ve woken up thinking I’m going to miss the bus or that I forgot my locker combination, but it has never taken so long to realize I was dreaming! I feel like I’m losing my mind!

I’ll never live it down; Dad will tease me about it for a long time and I’ll probably regret writing about it…BUT if you can’t laugh at yourself then who can you laugh at? Unga Bunga.

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What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

The following is my opinion. If you don’t like it, fine. Move along. You have your opinion, I have mine. Simple as that.

Book Banning: It’s a no-brainer. If a child wants to check out a book in the library (school or public library, no matter) that’s too mature for his/her age group then the librarian can decline to check that book out to the child. Certain books can be flagged within the system to help the librarian so she doesn’t have to strain her brain.

Most of us don’t live in tiny, protective bubbles. We swear when we stub our toes. We swear when we get pissed off. It doesn’t show a lack of intelligence. It’s real life. Say the f-word once in a while. It’s really a stress reliever! PS Most people have a little class and don’t blurt out the f-word in Church or in the school PTA meeting. So, stop judging people based on the words they use! It says more about you than it does about them.

Secretary of State with the power to overturn an election? What’s the point in voting if your vote doesn’t matter? If your state’s officials can overturn the election if they don’t like the results, then what the hell is the point? What is going on in this country anyway?

I am against abortion. I am pro-choice. Yes, you can be both! On one hand, I don’t believe in using abortion as a form of birth control, because a woman knows if she wants to have a baby or not. If she doesn’t, there are many forms of birth control available at low and no cost. (I know birth control isn’t 100%.) On the other hand, I don’t believe it’s right for any of us to make that choice for someone else. If you don’t believe in abortion, then don’t get one, but a 12-year-old child who is raped and becomes pregnant should NOT be forced into having her rapist’s child! She’s still a child herself. She didn’t have a choice in becoming pregnant, did she? If a pregnant woman finds out her child will be born with a fatal defect…for example, Anencephaly. That child will not live longer than a few hours, maybe days, without a brain. PERIOD. The woman, her husband, and the physician should be allowed to make the choice of terminating the pregnancy. Why make the parents suffer this birth that will leave them more heartbroken and grief-stricken than they would if they aborted the pregnancy? What about Ectopic pregnancies? There are many situations that a woman may find herself in where she might consider an abortion. The decision is hers to make, along with her partner and her doctor. It’s not about killing babies! It’s about CHOICE – a choice that is most likely, the most difficult decision any woman will ever have to make! Let HER make it! It’s none of your damn business and it sure as hell isn’t any business of the government or ignorant politician! I swear this country is inching closer and closer to a scenario straight out of The Handmaid’s Tale.

Trump – Lock his ass up. Sick of hearing his name, his voice, or anything about him. He’s a criminal. That’s all I have to say.

What’s eating you these days?

Some People…

I have been hearing a lot of people complaining lately that businesses are closing because they can’t find workers. I’ve heard those same people comment “People just don’t want to work anymore” and I think it’s pretty close-minded and unfair of them to say.

Yes, some folks don’t want to work. Those are the same people who soak up everything they can get out of every type of assistance available to them, even though they can work. But on the other hand, considering the damage done to all of us by the pandemic, some folks just need extra help. Some families are in great need of shelter, food, and clothing; our basic human necessities. In many cases, having a full-time job doesn’t pay them enough to meet those basic needs so they turn to SNAP, Medicaid, cash aid, or some other assistance program. Can you honestly blame them if they can take better care of their families on assistance programs rather than working a full-time job for minimal pay? I’d do the same thing if I had to. Wouldn’t you do the same in order to take care of your family? Your children? The fact is, if employers would pay their employees a living wage, then maybe they wouldn’t be losing employees and face closing.

Here’s something to consider: A single mother with two children earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour needs to work 235 hours per week, the equivalent of almost six full-time minimum-wage jobs, to make a living wage. (Taken from the Massachusets Institution of Technology, A Calculation of the Living Wage, May 2022.) Doesn’t she deserve better? Shouldn’t she be able to take advantage of any assistance programs available to her?

Unless you have experienced the same issues as those you complain about, you will never understand their hardship. There are many things to consider before bitching and passing judgment on others. I have written about this before. You can read it here.

What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

Some things off the top of my head this week…

It’s sad that we live in a society that has to remind people not to take a medication they are allergic to, or to not use the toaster while taking a bath. Are parents so stupid these days that they need to be told to keep household cleansers, laundry pods, and plastic bags out of the reach of children?

Too many folks believe the conspiracies and lies even though they have been proven to be false! TRUTH MATTERS!

I despise seeing young women wearing tons of make-up, fake nails, fake eyelashes, fake boobs, fake hair, etc. Don’t get me started on lip injections and botox. Why does society make women feel like they have to seriously alter their appearance? It’s sad.

Prices are soaring and it seems to me that a lot of businesses are taking advantage of that fact. Exorbitant prices with our incomes staying the same make life more difficult. We were going to purchase a pre-made shed that was priced at around $2,400. The very same shed is now over $4,000. You can’t tell me that isn’t GREED. I know lumber costs have increased, but price gouging is not cool.

Herschel Walker and his ‘honorary’ Sheriff’s badge…what a joke. He thinks it’s such a big thing. It’s so sad that he’s such a lying sack of…well, you know.

Stockton, CA police are on the ball! It’s not every day that there’s a serial killer apprehended near your hometown! Also, a black serial killer? That’s pretty rare in itself, isn’t it?

Stamp prices will increase in 2023. Didn’t they just go up in July? Ugh. Again, our incomes aren’t going up…not enough to cover the rising costs of…everything.

What’s on your mind this week?