A Quick One Before I Go…
I am away this weekend staying with mother while my brother and his family travel to Boston for a few days.
Warrior Queen will stay home to watch over the cats. Each one of our three felines is still largely confined to their own floor, but the second floor cat, Gigi, is getting more comfortable with her first floor surroundings. The great meeting between Gigi and older sister Nyla has yet to happen: Warrior Queen is confident that their relationship will move forward this weekend…without me to referee. I can only hope that the meeting will be at worse awkward, but not become violent.
Oreo, on the other hand, is still cooling her paws in our basement. She’s getting a little more confident coming up the stairs, but has not ventured up to our kitchen when the door is open. We will have to be patient with her progress.
Speaking of leaving…ADIOS ERIC, as in Cantor! Shocking, but true, that a tea party leaning Republican defeated the House Majority leader in their primary. In the days since the primary, Cantor has resigned his leadership position, but will serve out the remaining months of his term.
Liberals should have mixed feelings about this. Yes, he was a thorn in our side because of his old-fashioned conservative views, but he was a known quantity. Obviously, he wasn’t conservative enough for those in the tea party. Perhaps if he rounded up Hispanics and shipped them back to the border via boxcars, or personally burned down all of the abortion clinics in the country, he might have survived the primary. (DISCLAIMER: we at arteejee do not advocate for either of these extremist actions, but we dare say that such measures seem to be emblematic of the tea party’s position.)
Also…another week in America and another school shooting. Ho hum! Also another shooting of two police officers, gunned down while they enjoyed their lunch. The shooters, political extremists (there does seem to be a lot of that going around), ended their brief spree by killing themselves.
The latest shootings coupled with an incident here in Philadelphia - where two gun buyers were robbed of cash and their latest purchases totaling 7 guns at (wait for it) gun point - is drenched in irony. Mr. LaPierre, what were you saying about good guys with guns going up against the bad guys with guns? The problem is that the bad guys don’t wear uniforms. And how is it that two people armed to the teeth are unable to protect themselves from robbers?
Everyone is dismayed that our country has witnessed an average of 1.37 school shootings since the massacre at Sandy Hook, but nothing will get done until Congress is held accountable for the carnage. That won’t happen until our legislators stop believing in the unwritten commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before Wayne LaPierre.
AND…Hillary Clinton is back in the news! Excerpts from her biography reveal that the Clintons were nearly broke when they left the White House, mostly due to Bill’s legal bills due to his impeachment. Clinton raised eyebrows when she revealed that they could barely afford the mortgages on their two houses.
Really, Hillary? What a Romneyesque observation you made! I have something for this…let’s see…oh, yeah! “We feel your pain!” I know…cheap shot!
So off I go to aid and assist my mother, relax, read a few books, and allow my sentiments to get saturated by the Hallmark channel.
It’s going to be a looooong weekend!
(Thank you for reading. Eric, come back! We don’t need you, but …oh well, see you later!).