Archive for April 8th, 2011

When the government shuts down this weekend our congressmen and senators have graciously offered to not get paid until they get their heads out of their asses and work to together.  Well la-de-fucking da to them.  They make $174,000 a year, which is $14,500 a month.  I am pretty sure they will all be fine.

An e3 makes $1838.70 a month, an e4 makes $2014.20, and an e5 makes $2230.20.  Now these amounts are all before taxes, so that lowly e3 actually only brings home $800 for half the month.  These senators and congressmen will be fine if they aren’t paid for the time that the government is shut down but we have soldiers, sailors, air men and marines who are putting in more than 100 hours a week for that pay, and to rub their noses in the government’s stupidity is just a travesty.  How dare they play with these people lives like this?  How dare they wreck young people’s lives by playing politics with their money?  Do you think the electric company cares that the government is acting like assholes?  Do you think the car company cares that the military person didn’t get paid so they can’t pay their bills?  Do you think that it is just a few parks and a bunch of so called “rich” government workers that are being affected by this?

How dare you!!!!!!  Get over your stupid selves and get this fixed!  It matters here people; it matters to the people who are paid to protect this country.  They will continue to show up and do their jobs even as they lose everything.  They will protect your sorry asses even as you screw them over.  They will protect you even as you act like the equivalent of junior high bullies and mess with their lives.  They will protect you, and reward them by acting like a bunch of asses.

Grow up, get the budget passed.


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The human connection is such an amazing thing.  With some people you just click, you both seem to be on the same wave length and you can get a lot accomplished.  When it is a group of people who are working together amazing results come of it.  And when it happens to a diverse group who will probably never meet it is downright miraculous.  I am working with a group now that has just clicked.  We seem to pick up each other’s signals and there seems to be someone to fill in all of the gaps for the project we are working on.  I have never worked with any of these people before but I sure hope to meet them someday.  We are a diverse group; we are from the east coast, the west coast, the south and the central part of the country.  We have men and women, we have young and old and yet we seem to have clicked and produced a pretty darn good project.  It is one of those groups you come away from the call energized.

There are some people on the other hand that make it very hard for you to like them.  They are fussy and whiny and think everything should revolve around them.  They are the type that doesn’t understand why people don’t like them and they are always playing the victim.  It gets old really fast.  Those types of people just suck the fun right out of any situation.  You want to like them, you want it to be a fun time, and then you just want it over so they will go away.   It is sad; I hope I am not one of those people.  I try really hard not to be.  We are all self-centered, it is how we have prevailed as a species, but most of us are also community-centric.

I spent some time this week with cousins who I don’t get to see very often.  People are so amazing, no matter how awful the circumstances of the get together there is always laughter.  Even though my family evidently doesn’t have any Irish in them we have always been able to put on a good Irish Wake.  A majority of my family is full of good humor and will always be able to come up with a funny story about . . .  well pretty much everyone in the family.  We truly believe in celebrating a person’s life, to remember someone with happiness and laughter is the ultimate memorial.  Even though we don’t see each other often we click.  We understand each other’s jokes and we are all willing to pitch in and be a part of anything that needs doing.  It is all part of the human connection, and that is such an amazing thing.

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