Sunday, June 28, 2015


 I know I haven't been posting much lately. I mean, how many times can you write about some of these blithering idiots before you find yourself, repeating yourself. However, the hissy fits over the Supreme Court rulings continue. Rick Santorum's unsolicited advice is just one of them. 

Honestly, I think half these twits get law degrees so they can go into politics. Apparently they don't  really plan on using them any longer than they have to.  There appears to be zero comprehension on how this government was meant to work. And in my not so humble opinion any potential candidate who puts his or her religious book above the constitution should be automatically and permanently disqualified from holding any elective or appointive office.

And memo to Sarah Palin. Disagreeing with your point of view is neither a high crime or misdemeanor so impeaching the justices that handed down an opinion you don't agree with is a non starter.

In case no one ever explained this to any of you (you'd think this would have been covered in law school at least) the judiciary is the third branch of our government. And just as independent, in theory, as the other two. Federal judges were meant to be appointed, not elected, to insulate them from nitwits like you. And me, I'm not too fond of either the appointment of G W Bush as president or of Citizens United, but there it is. If you don't like the results you try to use the remedy provided for in the constitution. You try to amend it. However, LOL, it only takes thirteen states to block you and I'm pretty sure we have them . 

Saturday, June 27, 2015


But I don't remember temper tantrums on the scale I'm seeing over marriage equality this morning. And yes, the accurate term is temper tantrums. Temper tantrums of epic proportions.

Is little Jackie reading the hissy fits and conniption fits this morning and feeling a trifle cranky? Hell yes, and it's more than a trifle.

Like it or not. Agree with it or not. The Supreme Court was established by the constitution. Yes, that constitution. The judiciary is the third branch of government you twits. You can't shut it down because you don't like the results and are throwing temper tantrums of epic proportions. And there's a reason federal judges are appointed not elected. The same reason the house is reelected every two years and the senate one third at a time. Insulation you blithering idiots, insulation. Insulation from the temper tantrums, hissy fits and conniption fits littering the air waves today.

However it's really scary when a sitting justice doesn't seem to understand why his highly educated derriere can't be kicked off the the court by anything less than death or impeachment. Yes, I mean you Tony and Tommy.

The court has been the final arbiter of what is and is not constitutional since John Marshall was chief justice. And this daughter of long time immigrants is getting sick and tired of first generation immigrant offspring from countries with little or no history of representative government telling the rest of us (earliest settlers in my family 1630's) how we got it wrong. Hell the English have been working on the concept for nearly a thousand years. we've rebelled over it. We killed a king for it.

You don't like the results? Work to amend the constitution. News flash it only takes thirteen states to sink you so good luck.

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Jack Kennedy. Four little girls in a church in Birmingham. Medgar Evers. Three civil rights workers found in an earthen dam. A housewife named Viola Liuzzo who only wanted to help. She brought in supplies and gave rides to students who needed one. Martin. Bobby. The unknowns from our war on subversion in the last decades of the last century. The dead civilians in the Middle East from this century. The victims of police violence. Last night.

Pray they say. I can't. Not right now. I'm prayed out. I'm numb. And I'm angry. In fact I passed "angry" about ten squares back and I'm passing totally pissed off. This morning Faux Noise is framing the Charleston shooting at an attack on Christians, which it is in a way and not the result of racism which it is. More guns. More guns. That'll solve the problem.

For years the mantra has been "we protect the rights of others to protect our own." But, what do you do when you realize that those whose rights we're protecting don't give a damn about your rights and my rights. In fact they've proven over and over in the last decade that given the chance our rights will never be respected.

Memo to the fools as Faux. There is no one more dangerous than someone who believes they have nothing to lose.

Monday, June 15, 2015


when a plan comes together. Especially when it involves getting the yard watered. This year (and I didn't even know these existed) we put a four way splitter on the front faucet. North side and south side and a section of the front will be handled by four green soakers. Two on each side connected by what the packaging called a manifold. You can hook up a hose or soaker on either end and up to four other connections on the side with the main hose connected on the other side. South side in and working. Looks like we have enough slack to bring the east bound soaker through the middle of the yard. What's left can be handled with the other hoses and sprinklers. The trick now is to get some good water into the soil while the weather is fairly mild. With luck we can go to once a week or so schedule once the blueberries are picked.

I freakin' love it. Position the sprinkler. Turn the switch for that hose and awaaaaaay we gooooo! eah have to move the sprinklers but no more hauling heavy hoses around the yard every time we want to do another section. We were even able to run two of the hoses UNDER the ramp on the front and can cut down the risk of tripping and landing on our butts.

Must remember to take some pictures. It isn't exactly pretty but it works, and that's what counts.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


Spent time outside this morning watering etc. Ran a sprinkler close to one of the Andromedas so it was nice and drippy.I don't know what kind of bird it was. Hummer, bushtit, a finch or the like but that feather ball was having a fine old time fluttering around in the inside of that bush. Taking a shower, grabbing a little drink. Then it popped into the dogwood on the farside for a good fluffing and then off it went across the street.

Reminded me that while drip irrigation is a great tool, the nearest water is the river and that's six blocks away. We create deserts in our neighborhoods and then we wonder where the wild life went. This isn't the first time I've seen birds take advantage of the  sprinkler. The little ones do love to play in the water.

Saturday, June 6, 2015


at the moment about the brouhaha over the person now known as Caitlyn Jenner. The fundies are having a fit. There's been a petition to strip the Olympic gold medal for the decathlon It's nearly driven the Duggar debacle off the front pages.

I'll borrow a phrase from Thomas Jefferson on his neighbor's faith or lack there of. "It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."