This is my second blog.

My first blog chronicled my experiences over three years caring for my dad as he lived through and finally died from Alzheimer's. That is the book that is for sale.

This second blog kind of chronicles of life, what it is like to start your life over in your late 50's. After caretaking, you are damaged, file bankruptcy, and the world doesn't care what you did. After 8 months of unemployment, you wake each day knowing the world doesn't want you. Finally you do find a job, 5 weeks before homelessness, but doing what you did 30 years ago and getting paid what you did 30 years ago. So this is starting over.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Strange.  The Polar Vortex, written last winter, is getting a lot of hits this week, weird how some old blog suddenly gets popular.

Even stranger, why when my alarm goes off at 8am 5 days a week, I hit snooze, and am asleep within 2 minutes again, dreaming when it goes off again at 8:15, but when the damn phone rang this morning at 8, I didn't answer, just rolled over and couldn't get back to sleep?  Who the frack was calling people at 8am on a Saturday?  This is a crime that demands we bring back public flogging!

So, a doctor comes back from Ebola Africa and last night goes bowling; this morning he is in hospital with the illness.  Shocking.  A doctor who bowls?  Poor sap that owns the bowling alley will probably have all the bowling balls and shoes confiscated and destroyed, I mean, would you want to put your feet in a pair of rentals or your fingers in a bowling ball some ebola victim used last night?

You know, there is a selfishness showing here.  A nurse who flies, a doctor riding subways and taxis and going bowling; I seriously doubt last night he had absolutely no fever.  But, that is why I don't bowl, never know what you could catch in a bowling alley.  Well, except that 7-10 split.  Never caught that.

But tonights blog is about why I can never again vote for a democrat.  I'm not crazy about voting for republicans either, but never again a democrat.  When I want to not vote for some republican that has been in office for too long, defined as two terms, I vote against the rep in the primary and I'll vote 3rd party in the general. I will not pull for a democrat again.

Story today about a woman in Iran who was put to death by the Islamic government because she killed the man who broke into her home and tried to rape her.  What does that have to do with my voting?  Tell me which political party supports Islam, which party wants us to be tolerant of Islam.

Hilary just said in a speech that we should not be fooled, that business owners and business does not create jobs, the government creates jobs.

What do democrats stand for?  Women's rights they claim, which as far as I can tell means allowing women to get abortions.  But how many woman's rights groups have you heard or seen burning their bras over the treatment of women by muslims?

So here is the 2012 Platform of the Democratic Party:



    1. Putting Americans Back to Work    golly, that has worked out well, how many 10's of millions people lost their jobs and are either not working or working for 1/2 of what they use to make.
    2. The Middle Class Bargain  delivered on this, most of the middle class has to shop at dollar stores and Goodwill nowadays, that's a bargain.
    3. Cutting Waste, Reducing the Deficit, Asking All to Pay Their Fair Share  really?  Seriously?
    4. Economy Built to Last and soon to be powered by 30 million illegal aliens

    1. Wall Street Reform  cough, um, please, any examples?
    2. 21st Century Government: Transparent and Accountable  that is even funnier than Wall Street Reform
    3. Lobbying Reform and Campaign Finance Reform only campaign reform democrats want is to silence talk radio and the internet

    1. Strengthening the American Community  name one community, one, just one.
    2. Protecting Rights and Freedoms  I'd like to comment on this but the NSA won't allow me to comment
    3. Ensuring Safety and Quality of Life  clever, not wanting to quarantine and prohibit travel from countries ravaged by Ebola but then now wants to quarantine Americans

    1. Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq  yea, that worked, first Marine killed today in our going back into Iraq
    2. Disrupting, Dismantling, and Defeating Al-Qaeda  solved by marketing MBA who changed their name to ISIS
    3. Responsibly Ending the War in Afghanistan  so, the good news is, they failed at this?
    4. Preventing the Spread and Use of Nuclear Weapons  who needs nuke weapons when we have Fukushima releasing more radiation than all the nuke weapons could have done
    5. Countering Emerging Threats  well, unless the threat are illegal aliens who keep coming over the border, like the guy this weekend who killed two California sheriff deputies and we find out he's been deported twice before and just walked right back into the country compliments of Obama
    6. Strengthening Alliances, Expanding Partnerships, and Reinvigorating International Institutions  Obama definitely did this, the alliance between Russia and China has never been stronger
    7. Promoting Global Prosperity and Development  by turning our economy into a 3rd world country
    8. Maintaining the Strongest Military in the World  well, yea, China's.
    9. Advancing Universal Values  this is the sentence that scares me.  How do you define Universal and Values?

    This is not a joke.

    Tomorrow, the 2012 republican platform.

    Saturday night I was downtown
    Working for the FBI
    Sitting in a nest of bad men
    Whiskey bottles piling high

    Bootlegging boozer on the west side
    Full of people who are doing wrong
    Just about to call up the DA man
    When I heard this woman singing a song

    A pair of moneybags made me open my eyes
    My temperature started to rise

    She was a long cool woman in a black dress
    Just a 5'9" beautiful 'n' tall
    Just one look I was a bad mess
    'Cause that long cool woman had it all

    The Hollies