Re: War on women ? watch the news today.
posted at 6/18/2013 1:51 PM EDT
In response to skeeter20's comment:
In response to andiejen's comment:
I like the humor skeeter. I have seen it from you before. Glad you have not lost it.
I do appreciate 46&2 making sure I knew you were employing "sarcasm" as he put it.
Appropriate humor is so welcome IMO in the forums. Stalking Butler is very good at it. Now maybe you will do it a little more often.
It is even better when it is a back and forth between posters who tend to lean towards opposite directions.
Well, good luck with your plans . Sounds like you may be able to fly under the radar. :)
My plans are not workign ot so well. As a newly minted Democrat and Obamacare supporter, I have lost the ability to take care of myself. I mean, with all the rallies on the state house steps, union meetings, and canvasing neighbors on recycling and global warming, I don't have any time for a job.
But, on the bright side, I can now wear sandals, grow a beard, and everyone calls me comrade.
You know, nobody told either of us that life was going to be easy. Honestly, I went straight from child to very very mature and serious grownup due to a combination of my own makeup and my very strict 1st generation Italian-American very Catholic parents. Even more so because those types of parents are far stricter with girls then with boys as a rule.
So, reforming skeeter for pragmatic reasons, paranoid reasons, or any reason from a conservative Republican to a moderate to librul Democrat may be an adjustment at first, but like many changes in life, people who know you often need to do things you do not want to do. I have confidence you will soon be a natural.
You did not even mention given it is go time now for next Tuesday's election, you should also be phone banking for Markey, have your entire weekend arranged in a a way to help his campaign the best given your particular skill sets, of course a major Markey lawn sign on your front lawn and have talked to every neighbor and friend you have into both voting for Markey as well as having their own lawn sign. On Tuesday you do not work anyway anymore so you ask how can I be of best service today. Example...can I be a poll checker at a local voting precinct where you live, then at 4pm knock off and canvass/call all the Democrat voters who have not voted as of yet.
When the polls close, you can go home or gather with other campaign workers to watch for the results. In politics, it is not, I can sleep when I am dead...it is I can sleep the day after the election. Although you would not be the 1st one to sleep in your local E.R. (I did in 2010 after the mid-terms. That is being perfectly serious.)
So no, it is not easy being a Democrat political activist, and a spouse, and a parent and an economic partner and sandwhiched in between your children and your elderly parents and spouses' parents. Nevermind friends, their children, church, etc.......
But you have always promoted a strong work ethic. It is called work for a good reason. So though there is an element obviously of humor here, it is more like one of those films they label dramedy. It is a whole lot easier just to bring in the money and say my family comes first...I do not have the time nor energy nor inclination to get involved in ANY politics beyond voting, reading and commentary. And that is fine. But as a mature person I view that as a life choice.
That said, what you do now is a lot more then a lot of people do to be part of the political process.
Gee, got a bit serious here. I am really okay with almost any choice an adult makes as long as they own it and give others the same in return.
On my bright side, being married to a complete WASP, I can "pass" so easily as a Republican. I know the lingo, I know how to dress Republican, what hair styles work better and at which occasions. I speak very properly, my husband looks more Republican than anything else when they look us over as a couple. We live the "right way". He is a professional in a huge private company. Republicans always seems to ask and what do you do for a living. He can talk classical music and jazz, and the arts. You know, things rich people judge you by. Or people who think they are going to be rich someday.
So it is not easy being me either. I am often under the radar as well. Cannot put a proper bumper sticker on either car...so there go our Grateful Dead stickers, Obamacare stickers, etc. Only in our home in the private areas.
If I can do it, I have faith you can do it skeeter.