Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Rant On facebook

Recently I did a little rant on facebook and I think I'll expand on it here.

What makes some people think they can suck up to veterans by fucking over another group?? Especially when they haven't done shit for veterans before now?? Now it's refugees, before it was illegal immigrants. It's like, we'll help the veterans only if we can fuck over these other people. It's not an either/or situation in that respect, it is an either/or situation in that either you want to help veterans OR you don't!! In the end the veterans get the shaft!! If veterans should get better treatment, why hasn't it happened before now??

This has been pissing me off for years now. We can't do this, that or the other because we need to take care of veterans, homeless or homeless veterans, and NOT A FUCKING THING GETS DONE!! Other than nothing gets done about whatever it was that they couldn't do because of taking care of veterans etc.......

A couple years ago my niece shared a thing on facebook about how "illegal immigrants don't deserve anything. Veterans deserve everything". I commented, "illegal immigrants don't bother me, it's the cheap bastards that hire them."  She jumped all over me saying aren't you a veteran and how her parents had been veterans. Her daughter jumped in too. After admitting she purposely set me up and ranting some more, she unfriended me. In retrospect I should have said what I said on facebook a few days ago, "What makes you think you can suck up to me and fellow veterans by fucking over another group??" But I was trying to be nice because it was my niece. No more Mr. Nice Guy!!

This is the richest country in the world. We can do anything that needs to be done, it's just a matter of priorities. If it's important to take care of veterans, then we can do it. It's not a matter of not having the money to do stuff, we are the richest country in the world (did I mention that??), but for the last 30+ years the most important thing has been to take care of those that have more than enough already, and we need to insure that they get to keep even more of their bounty!!!!!!

Last summer one of my classmates from high school mentioned that instead of giving students free tuition at community colleges (Obama had talked about it), we should give more to veterans. I said it's not an either/or situation in that respect. Helping Vets is an either/or thing in that either you want to take care of Vets or YOU FUCKING DON'T!!!!!!

Especially those with "R" after their name.
 I'm a disabled Vietnam Era Vet, I only say this to let people know I have a right to bitch about this situation. And I not saying we need to take care of the Vets better for just myself. I'm doing OK, not well, but OK. There are lots that are worse off than me and at the very least they should get whatever help they need!!!!

Motherfucking blogger is really pissing me off this morning. As I have been typing the motherfucker will jump to somewhere else in the post and fucking up what I have already typed. FUCK GOOGLE!!!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Welcome Home

Usually unless I come home in the middle of Summer I am greeted by snow. This time it waited a couple days. We got home on Tuesday and it didn't snow until Thursday night. This is what it looked like on Friday morning.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Driving In Missouri Is Interesting

Driving in the Ozarks is interesting, most of the roads other than the federal ones (interstate and US highways) are what I think of as NOE (Nap Of the Earth). The state and county roads follow the terrain, some follow ridges and have a lot of curves. Sometimes the curve goes on for so long that you think you are going to meet yourself when you get around the curve. Following the ridges made sense when they were first footpaths as you would want to stick to high ground in order to not be ambushed (then again, they way some people in this country are lately, avoiding an ambush is still a good idea!!) Even when the road goes straight it still has a lot of curves, only up and down instead of side to side. If there is a little dip in the ground the road follows it, they haven't filled in the dips or cut down the hills. Some roads are enough to make people carsick, even if they aren't usually likely to get carsick. Kinda like an "E" ticket ride at Disneyland!!

Then there is this:

The first time I saw this I thought it was an anomaly, when I saw the second one, I knew it wasn't. These are where a road crosses over or under a divided highway. You have to switch sides and go on the left and when on the other side of the divided highway switch back again to the right side of the road. When I first saw this, I thought "What The Fuck??" The reason for switching sides is so you can make a left turn onto the onramp without crossing in front of oncoming traffic. A fucking left turn arrow on the traffic light would do the job a lot simpler!! There are the same number of traffic lights because there are lights at the Xs on either side. It must be common enough that I was able to find this picture of it.

Anywho, now we're back home and waiting for the snow to start any moment now!!