Apr 16, 2010

Brosia Rant #1

OK, normally I save my full-blown rants for my myspace page, but I'm changing my M.O. for today. I'm generally pretty well-behaved but, damnit, everyone's entitled to the occasional bitch-fest!

I keep getting political emails from various friends bashing President Obama and it's starting to piss me off. Granted, I don't follow every single thing every single politician does - I have a life to live as well - but from what I've seen, he's done more in less than a year and a half than Bush did in 8. He inherited a HUGE problem and is dealing the best way he can with the pressure of the world on him. Everyone expects him to be some perfect superhero or something. NEWSFLASH: He's only human, it's just that he has a much more demanding job than most of us do. Personally, I respect the fact that he hit the ground running as soon as he took office and tried to get things done, just as he said he'd do. The guy didn't falter in that one little bit. (Bush, by comparison, went golfing and took vacations the first 8 months in)

I'll admit that not everything that's come about is perfect, but I don't expect them to be either. There are *seemingly* a bunch of unsavory things in the new healthcare bill to contend with. I say seemingly because I'm still trying to determine how much of it is Repub propaganda - courtesy of Fixed News...they seem to be out in full force spreading the hate, as always. I've personally seen their anchors twisting facts and spreading vicious lies to suit their (and their sponsors) agendas, insisting they're right even when facts are clearly and openly against them, so I feel justified in making that comment.

Now, before I start getting hateful comments, let me just clarify that I am an Independent. My Democrat leanings stem from the fact that I've seen more bullsh*t from the Repub side than the Dems. Bring me a politician from either side with something meaningful to offer this country (without bringing religion or party division into it-those are personal liberties and not to be put upon the rest of us) and I'll vote for them. Period!

All I'm saying is that people are wasting their time trying to punish Obama for the mistakes and atrocities of the previous administration (it's even been said Obama was responsible for the first of the corporate 'bail-outs', which occurred while Bush was still in office - seriously, give us the benefit of our own intelligence!). It will take more than one year to see the instantaneous results Americans so often demand (that's a rant for another time!). Give the guy a break...and the chance to improve this country!

This same right-wing-oriented "let's maintain the 'good ole boy' and to hell with progress because it hurts our profits" agenda is taking place in my own town. We have a new (female) mayor and the corrupt-ass city council is giving her hell too. The council is working on being voted out of office the same way the last two mayors were...good riddance to bad rubbish, as they say.

Honestly, though, we need to cut the crap (i.e. party lines, greed-mongering, etc.) and try to work together to make the changes necessary to getting things on track...and try to help keep them that way. I know you can't please everyone and that some simply can't be pleased at all, but to at least give it a shot shows that we can behave like the evolved beings we're supposed to be...and that's a start, is it not?

Apr 9, 2010

Delay longer than expected

It's been something like 2 months since my last post...a lot's happened since then. I slowly got over the side effects of this treatment, but am still doing the minimum to keep from tiring myself out (taking it easy on the Superwoman stuff, LOL). Some days I catch up easily and other days I do good to stay caught up. You know how it is.

There has been some issues with my family. After my grandpa's girlfriend died a couple/three months ago, he steadily got worse himself. A week or so after his 95th birthday, I got the call he was in the hospital. A few days later, I got the call that they found cancer on his liver and one lung, among other problems. The following morning, I got the call that he'd passed during the night. The funeral was two days before my dad's birthday, so we all went out of our way to make it as good a one as possible.

Some family members chose this time to create drama over the craziest, most ridiculous stuff...namely my mom, brother and ex (oldest son's dad). Generally, we just stay away from them now and I only deal with my ex on weekends anyway.

I recently found out that I could get my son tested for autism. I've been suspecting since he was two (he has many of the classic symptoms), but couldn't get his dad (who has custody) to get him checked (his response is 'there isn't anything wrong with my boy...don't even suggest it!'). It's my legal right to be involved in his schooling and I found out schools can test. I also got the contact info for the nearest specialist. If his dad fails to look out for his best interests, I'll be forced to sue and revoke my signature on those custody papers.

On a good note, I've been able to slowly increase my work hours back up to something normal and am finally re-enrolling in a reputable state university's online marketing program. It'll be challenging, but soooo worth it.

The baby's growing like a weed and talks even more...tries to draw and write...he's only 18 months old! My niece is adjusting to this area, but still misses her friends in Cincy...she's been a big help to me lately through all this.

WOW, this thing's turned into an essay. Guess it goes with the territory of the long delay. I'll try to keep the next one shorter.

Hope everything's going well with all of you!