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Idiots, Mothers and Swings

Just an ordinary weekend around here.

Yesterday, I was copied on a photo posted on the Facething by a downstate Republican congressman, who represents an area near where I grew up. Congressman King was so sad because people were picketing his home in protest of his vote to repeal Obamacare and replace it with what I affectionately call Ryanide.

In my comment about it, I asked about whether he'd held any town hall meetings to give them another outlet to petition the government for redress of grievances (citing US CONST, Amd. 1, while we still have it). I also linked to this piece, which explains that, no, New Yorkers are NOT immune from the bill's hideousness. Multistate employers would be able to pick and choose which of their states' insurance rules will govern all their policies nationwide. Because that's worked so well with credit card companies hiding out in South Dakota, yo.

I started getting notifications of replies from Peter himself- but alas, no reply to me. (I'm not sure whether he's even kept it up.) He's just thanking all his sycophants for agreeing with him. One of them even recommended he use "Second Amendment remedies" against the protesters. Wow. (Prayer: Do NOT let the Cheeto watch Handmaid's Tale. "You mean they just shoot live ammunition and throw bombs into the crowds of protesters? Great! Let's do that!")

In fairness, though, Peter King is not a complete moron. A hypocritical, insensitive Republican tool, to be sure, but I love his work on MMQB.


By day's end, the Mompictures began taking over the Facefeed. One was from a longago friend from church who has lived in Switzerland for years. Her mom, who was dear friends with mine, is named Eleanor- the first I would ever know by that name and still second on the list of importance. She posted a recent picture of the two of them, and she looks remarkably the same, although health issues have been a struggle more recently.

I linked to this old chestnut of pictures of my mom, which I found around what would have been her 100th birthday last October. It's remarkable to hear how many people still remember and love her after all these years and miles away.


Yesterday proved to be better than expected weatherwise, and I managed to get in a mow of the entire back yard. Today dawned even sunnier, which meant my usual Sunday morning alarm to take Ebony to the bark park. The Ellicott Creek Island was once just part of the larger county park of that name, with picnic facilities and assorted outbuildings, most of which have been left to blend in or fall down as nature will have it. Today, Ann noticed a leftover swing set (is a swing set a set if it only has one swing?), and figured the swinging motion might be good for her aching back.

From the smile, I'd say it was. Note the curious dog sticking her yap in the .gif in the final few seconds.


Client's wake is tomorrow at 1. Two court appearances before that. Life goes on, except when it doesn't.

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From: weebleswobble Date: May 19th, 2017 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
ann on the swing made me smile
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