Thursday, September 20, 2012

Political observation

So the big story in the news is Mitt Romney showing his true feelings about Obama supporters. The fact that he paints all "non-taxpayers" as self proclaimed victims, and folks with entitlement issues is just too ironic. Who feels more entitled than a rich white guy in the USA?
I'm trying not to bomb Facebook with my feelings, because so many are sick of it already. But really, could he be more insulting to half the country?
One of our patrons at the library is convinced they leaked the story themselves, just to solidify his extremist, right wing backers. He is right when he says a good chunk of us cannot be convinced, and he's right in saying we're not his problem, but only as it concerns the election. If he really feels that way about us as president then we have big, enormous problems. Even bigger than W. As much as I didn't agree with his policies, I never thought W dismissed us as unworthy, lazy, leaching slugs.
For the record, THIS taxpayer is an Obama supporter, and I can't be convinced otherwise. Where does that put me in the percentage game?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tropical storms are freaking WET

Tropical storm Isaac dumped over 10 inches of rain on Boynton Beach before Sunday night (August 25) was over. I went to work on Monday, and surprise surprise, it rained all day. When I got home around 9 PM the lake was up to the palm trees on the right of this picture. Yes, that's my patio directly to the left. Normal level for the lake would be at the right of the shrub line.

That is just too darn close, people. I am not in a flood zone, but you better believe I bought the flood insurance. This picture was taken Tuesday morning, and you can see it had already receded several feet by then. Thanks be to God. It could have been so much worse.

Monday, September 10, 2012

He's a good boy!

Everywhere we went on our vacation, Mr Raleigh got lots of attention. Lots and lots of it. Well, he is a beautiful basset hound, and not too drool-y either.

He is, however, afraid of people he doesn't know. If you approach him, he will back away. As a rescue dog, we really don't know what happened in his former life and we can only love him as he is. He's my sister's dog, by the way, not mine.

He is a GOOD boy! He doesn't pull on his leash, he is impeccably housebroken, and get this -- he comes when he's called. How's that for a basset?

And look at that face! What's not to love?