Monday, August 1, 2011

My Wife’s Probably Been Drinking Again

Generally, I can tell, but sometimes, especially with drunks, so-called "recovering alcoholics" it's tough to tell. Yeah, you should be able to smell it, but women use face cleaners that have a slight alcohol smell.

Pushin' seven decades, as I've written before, it's a bit too late to do anything and, again, as I've written before, she's out of the house most of the time.

Yeah, I can complain with the best of them, but at the end of the day, I don't think I deserve to live like this, but it's not all that bad really…just a few hours out of the day.

The think about drunks is they think they're getting away with it. More than that though, I have no sympathy for alcoholics. That the AMA calls "alcoholism" a disease, from my reading I've learned that there are cures, not the least of which are 12-Step programs and simply will power.

So, if you're an alcoholic, I really don't care about your problem, your so-called "disease." There's something you can do about it so, if you don't like having a "disease," do something about it.

Enough of that. I was thinking more pleasant thoughts on this day that the man for whom I voted and my political party sold us down the river and likely into worse shape than we are now.

I was thinking about my Mom and Dad, both now gone for quite a while. It's interesting for me to recall that I never had any "bad" times with my folks; I mean, sure, like most everyone, I got into "trouble" with them from time to time, but I never doubted their love for me, nor mine for them.

I'd like to say that they taught me everything I know, but that's not correct. They taught me many things, but mostly they taught me how to learn and equally important, to want to learn. And everyday, I learn something, perhaps small, or perhaps a revelation that leads to other skills or interests, but I learn daily, something.

How great that it is.

Sure, life's not as great as I might like it, but life's life and at the end of the day, I enjoy it more than I don't.

Sausage

As Otto von Bismarck, the German 19th century statesman, said, "Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made." In the case of the not yet resolved (it still has Congressional "Super" Committee through which to go and then a vote), Budget Bill, he understated the case.

Leave it to dogmatics to take the nation down the drain; to soak the poor, or at least take from them and give to rich who are "going to create jobs," you know, like HSBC, the massive British company that announced large global cuts today, including the U.S.

It will be years before the current and coming damage is repaired, certainly not in my lifetime. And years before Washington gets the respect, hell, earns the respect of those 60 percent in the nation who see it as more deplorable than attorneys or realtors.

I have little doubts that most of us will be feeling the impact of this shortly and negatively so. We already have: Congress has accomplished nothing during this debacle. It doesn't even have a jobs bill, or anything like it, on the Floors of either side. Think about it: 9+ percent unemployed, actually it's a higher number because of those who fall off the rolls, and Congress has been dealing with this since April.

In 2012 I highly recommend you read much more than what your candidates are saying. Do some research, rather than listening and taking to heart "promises."