Hellooo der. Guess who’s back. Oh shucks, you guessed, didn’t ya? I am amazed, every week, at the “hits” I’m getting of lurkers stopping off at meandthecat while they’re going thru the gallery of WordPress’ Thesis blogsites. Many even stopped in at a few blogposts. Cool. But yeah it’s the loud, squawky, complaining, (aka bitchin’) old crone. This blogpage operates under the domain of meandthecat.com but although I have been blogging since 2001 I sure couldn’t create a site like I have right now. Started long ago with Blogger.com, then WordPress came along and it was love at first “site” (so to speak). Then the WP brought out WordPress Thesis…….and what a platform that is for imaginative blogsite creators to *create*. Alas, as talented and clever as I am and always have been [it's hard to be humble] I never could have come up with the astonishing blogpage I have right now! My kidlet designed this blogpage for me, she operates under the name firstname.lastname@example.org and is a whiz at website design.
Anyway, enough about other people. I have stuff simmering on the back burner that’s been charred and tossed in the garbage ’cause the “news” I was bringing to this page got too old to blog about. Did I mention my home state is, Uh, Wisconsin? Milwaukee, actually. Our newly elected Governor decided to make himself the shining example of how a rightwing thought process would make Gov. Walker a hero in the eyes of private sector workers (by balancing the state’s really stinky budget)………..as opposed to the public workers who did not have to pay one single penny towards their health insurance or their pension benefits. Thus the power of the [cold shiver down the spine] Unions. So the public workers got a very unpleasant kick in the pants when, much to everyone’s surprise, the Unions agreed to remove collective bargaining from the rules of warfare between corporations/municipalities and their members. (public workers)
I tried to imagine a scenario where, while in the sweaty, panic-striken mood of being interviewed by a *Human Resources* bunny for a job I really would have liked ………..
Get the preliminary “experience” and “what a wonderful, compassionate, dedicated worker you would be if lucky enuf to be employed by TidyWipe diaper service, right now.
No bickering about “collective bargaining rights”, you’re offered a salary and if lucky, a package of decent benefits like health insurance?—-Take it or leave it. I took it. Worked out just fine. Did it all without a Union chief breathing fire down everyone’s neck. The private sector of business generally doesn’t condone any conflict….they need a worker to do a job, they will pay XXX number of dollars, provide decent health insurance and that’s that. Take it or leave it.
But I gotta say. I am very, very proud of our citizens…..not only in Wisconsin…..but in all our states. The protests that went on 24/7 for such a long time (I know I was sick of watching the news, which of course went on and on and on. Even when there was nothing to say. The talking heads on our local stations just kept on moving their jaws like cows in a pasture, chewing on a cud since there was usually nothing new or exciting going on most of the time. *YAWN* The only tragedy was the mess inside the Capitol building. The marble and granite surfaces were riddled with “tape” (protest signs) and I can just imagine how the bathrooms and everything else looked and smelled after a whole lot of healthy, robust and bratwurst eating citizenry got thru grazing from their picnic baskets. EEeeeeuuu. Oh, and many people slept inside the building, here and there. Would someone please pass the
Febreze, please? Yuck
But doggone it, bless all the protesters’ sincere, dedicated and peaceful demonstrations. Not a single gunshot was heard. No fisticuffs from opposing viewpoints of people. I am and even more so now, so happy to be an American citizen…..Born in the USA. Democracy still works, now if we can just find a few REAL people to run for elective office who share the same commitment to our Republic, For Which it Stands……..and make some sane, reasonable and decent concessions from both political parties.
First thing on the agenda, however? — The Republican Party and every one of those hypocritical, nauseatingly righteous, tight-assed beyond belief, smug.
women-hating (and quit spitting out nonsense, as one Senator did, that “women should stay home and take care of the kids”) What a total horse’s tushy!
No more prying into a woman’s totally PRIVATE reproductive life, it is none of ANY backward-thinking politician to inflict THEIR very narrow ideas of how the FEMALES of this country, who, by the way, outnumber the weaker sex, who are stronger than men (mentally, anyway), and are not ruled 24/7 by their tatas as men are obsessed with their gidgets. Last but not least, for the love of Heaven….Rethuglicans!!! —- Stay out of my doctor’s office I mean it.
Who are YOU to decide if a woman should have an abortion or not? Who are YOU to decide whether young or adult females shouldn’t have access to birth control?
Whew. I worked myself into a frenzy, but I think it is just hunger pangs. I have been so busy ranting and raving I forgot to eat anything since some cereal about eight hours ago. Well !! No wonder I am feeling faint with hunger. I need to correct this situation right now.