Posted in Idiots and dumb-asses, Things that piss me off

Superfluous Buns!

There’s a hysterical scene in the Steve Martin film “Father of the Bride” where Steve Martin’s character, George Banks, goes to the supermarket to pick up hot dogs and hot dog buns for dinner.  He freaks out when he’s caught removing four of the buns from the package.  When he’s asked what he’s doing he declares that he’s not paying for something he doesn’t need/want.  He only wants eight hot dogs and eight hot dog buns.

He shouts, “George Banks is saying ‘no’!”

It makes sense.   Although I’m sure there are many of us who do purchase things we don’t need/want, simply because some things automatically come with the things we do need/want, wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pay for what we do need/want?

For example:  you’re in the market to purchase a car.  You don’t need anything fancy:   four wheels and a seat, air/heat, power windows, CD player.  You’re shown two identical cars, same year, same make and model.  But there’s a five-thousand dollar difference.  The less expensive one has everything you need/want in a car:  air/heat, power windows, CD player, great mileage, etc.  It even has extra cup holders and convenient fold-down storage.  The other car has all of that plus a sunroof, DVD player, heated seats, two years of Sirius and OnStar.  While those added amenities are nice, you know you don’t need them, nor would you even probably use them.  And that’s five-thousand more dollars than the original car you’ve been looking at.  The salesman pressures you.  After all, he’s putting in a pool and is relying on the commission from this sale for the down payment.

“Those are great features but I can’t afford the extras,” you tell the salesman.

“Wouldn’t that sunroof be great on hot days?  You won’t have to use the air conditioning, which will save you gas.”

“But it would really do a number on my hair.”

 

If we don’t want something or need something, why the hell should we pay for it?  That’s what I’ve been asking myself regarding ASSHOLE’S wall.  I don’t want it so why the hell should I pay for it?  The Mexicans don’t want it either, so why the hell should THEY pay for it?  And who the hell actually NEEDS it? In fact, it seems that the main person who really needs/wants a fucking wall is ASSHOLE himself.  So maybe HE should pay for it.  He’s got the money.  And anyone who is stupid enough to want to help fund it can pitch in.

There’s no need to threaten the healthcare of Americans simply because ASSHOLE can’t get everyone in Congress on board with the building of a stupid wall.  The fucking wall isn’t going to change a damn thing anyway.  All it’s going to do is make it look like ASSHOLE has actually done something.  If he gets it built maybe he can hide under it when the bomb drops.

Meanwhile, like George Banks, I, along with the majority of Americans are saying “no”.

Posted in Asperger's, autism

This Person Needs To Become A Human Being

A #ThrowbackThursday post once again acknowledging autism. #Autism Awareness Month.

I know there are some really whacked, sicko people in this world.  But sending a letter to an autistic boy’s grandmother suggesting that the child be euthanized?  That person doesn’t even deserve to breathe the air of the earth.  They can’t even be called a “person”, not much a “human being”.

And this “being” was such a coward that they had to type the letter and send it anonymously.  Instead of berating the child for the way he is, which is not something he can help, since he was BORN THAT WAY, this “being” needs to gain some kind of understanding about autism.  Then again, this “being” probably has the IQ of zero and wouldn’t know how to learn anything about the condition.

No, the family should not have to move or euthanize him.  But maybe this poor excuse for a “being” of who-knows-what-kind should consider moving or euthanizing themselves.

This “being” better hope that nothing serious ever happens to either themselves or their loved ones because they would never be able to handle it.  If their child gets cancer they’ll have to get them euthanized.  When this “being” gets Alzheimer’s maybe its children will have it euthanized also.

When I speak about autism, I speak from experience.  I have a sister who has been autistic for 28 years.  She is the light of our family’s life.  She brings more joy to those around her than this piece of shit, trash, excuse for a “being” of any kind will ever bring to anyone’s life.

I say to Max, Brenda and Karla, the wonderful people in Canada affected by this insanity:  live on and do not base what you do in your lives on what this disgusting “being” says.  I already know you are strong people.  Let this incident make you even stronger.

Posted in writing

Carter Page Went to Moscow With a Tape of Donald Trump Offering Treason For Hacking

Anyone else wondering if ANY Americans actually voted for ASSHOLE, or were they all RUSSIAN?

patribotics

Sources with links to the intelligence community say it is believed that Carter Page went to Moscow in early July carrying with him a pre-recorded tape of Donald Trump offering to change American policy if he were to be elected, to make it more favorable to Putin. In exchange, Page was authorized directly by Trump to request the help of the Russian government in hacking the election.

On November 7th I reported that the FBI had been granted a FISA warrant to investigate the activities of two Russian banks, Alfa Bank and Silicoln Valley Bank. I also reported that an earlier attempt to obtain a FISA warrant, in June, had failed in the court because it named Donald Trump himself and three of his associates. In an exclusive at Patribotics, I reported that these named associates were Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Boris Epshteyn.

Sources close to the intelligence community now report that…

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Posted in Humor

Happy Easter!

So THAT’S how!  I always wondered…

 

The latest in egg lingerie.  I have a matching set 🙂

 

I know how you feel, Grumpy Cat.  That damn bunny pissed me off too!

Leaving his little chocolate pebbles behind…damn him!

 

Hm…sounds like a fun time for the whole family!  Good thing it’s free!

Posted in writing

Still Standing Strong

From a posting three years ago today.  Never forget.  Stay strong, Boston.

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A year ago today many lives were changed forever.

It should never have happened.  It was senseless to have happened.  In a city within a state where America was founded, people should be able to watch a marathon without suffering harm or being killed.

With a tradition as great as the Boston Marathon, it’s important to carry on, stay strong and always remember those directly affected.

While it doesn’t change anything that happened, we should try to find peace with the fact that one is dead and the other will get his as well.

The best thought:  only an asshole could be found in a boat on dry land in Watertown.

Stay strong, Boston

Posted in writing

Sometimes All It Takes Is A Little Understanding

A #ThrowbackThursday moment…from four years ago. In honor of acknowledging, accepting and understanding autism.

I just finished perusing CNN.com and read an article that struck a cord with me. It was about the waitress at Chili’s, the autistic girl and the “broken” cheeseburger.

For those who didn’t read the article, you can see it here:

http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2013/03/26/the-waitress-the-autistic-girl-and-the-broken-hamburger/?hpt=hp_bn11

The reason why it struck a cord with me is that I know what it’s like to go out to eat (or go anywhere for that matter) with an autistic person. I’ve known what it’s like for the past 28 years. My sister Peggy is autistic. When I read about how this little autistic girl got upset over her burger being cut in two (to her it was “broken”–so cute!), I shook my head knowingly. Although I doubt Peggy would have an issue with her burger being “broken”, she probably would pick the burger apart, eating only the burger, or maybe the cheese too, leaving any pickle behind, along with the bun. And there can’t be any condiments on the burger. A meal at Subway is a cold cut sandwich without the bread. And two bags of chips and a soda. Of course we can’t just ask them for a bunch of meat and cheese. So she picks apart the sub and someone else eats the bread. Big deal. But this is what it’s like dining with an autistic person in tow. You deal with it.

As for the ignorant ones commenting after the article, I have a few choice statements for them. First of all, although autism is usually associated with young children, those children do grow up to become autistic adults. Like my sister Peggy. Autism has been around for longer than we know. The only difference is that autism didn’t have the attention it does now, children were labeled as “retarded” and tossed into institutions. Thank goodness we have learned so much and realize those affected with autism, in any form, can lead productive lives.

For many with autism it’s the simple things in life that make them happy. For my sister it’s clocks. She collects clocks. Mainly these fancy neon blue clocks that Walmart sells for $20.00. If we ever need a clock we know where to go. But none of her clocks actually run. She requires no batteries for her clocks. All the clocks need to say is 3:55 or 11:15 (we have to set one hand on the 11; the other has to be on the 3) and she is happy. We know it’s always 3:55 or 11:15 somewhere!

Some other simple things that make Peggy’s life complete: the numbers 4, 3 and 8. She used to really be into the number 11 also but has gotten away from that one for some reason. Basketballs and soccer balls, sometimes other kinds of balls. Mainly basketballs. And sunglasses. She really used to love calculators but has gotten away from them as well.

My sister will never drive a car or hold down a job. She will never marry or have children. But she’s the happiest person I know.

We could all learn a lot from autistic people. They don’t need cell phones, Ipads, tablets or any other fancy technical thingy to make them happy. They don’t need expensive gas guzzling cars and exotic trips to lands unknown to fulfill their lives. Simple really is better. If we all chose to live more simpler, less chaotic lives, the world would be a better place. All you really need in life to be happy is a good clock and a yummy cheeseburger.

Posted in Food For Thought

Life: LIVE IT!

Never fear what you don’t know because what you don’t know can’t hurt you.

Enjoy each moment as if it were your last.

Breathe.  Really breathe.  Inhale the fresh morning air deeply.  Let it seep into your lungs.  Exhale.  Enjoy each breath.

Smile for no reason.  Just for the hell of it.  Make people wonder.

Be that person who dreams.  Without dreamers we wouldn’t have many of life’s enjoyments.

Find the time for the important people in your life, especially children.  They are only children once.  Savor each moment.

Most of all remember:

Posted in Entertainment, Movie Icons, movies, Reviews

Review: “Going In Style”

Take three elderly friends, rip their pensions out from underneath them, add in a plan to rob a bank to, in essence, get their pensions back, and what do you get?  “Going In Style”.

The Zach Braff-directed film stars iconic actors Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as best buddies/co-workers Willie, Joe and Albert, respectively.

After being told the company they work for is moving operations to Vietnam and is taking their pensions with them, the three friends decide to fight back.  Having witnessed a bank heist at the very bank that holds their pensions, Joe approaches Willie and Albert with the idea of doing the very same thing.  All they will take is what their pensions would be for the next several years.  Anything extra they will donate.  Justice will be served.

With some guidance from a shady acquaintance of Joe’s ex-son-in-law, the three pals are able to pull it off.  Their cover is almost blown when Willie, a dialysis patient, semi-collapses during the robbery after he approaches a little girl who tells him he can take her doll.

When Lieutenant Hamer (played by Matt Dillon) has the little girl look at a line-up of potential suspects, including Willie, Joe and Albert, the viewer feels this is it for the guys.  The beauty of the moment is how the little girl ends up sticking it to Hamer and the guys are saved.

This film was far from disappointing.  It had it all:  a plausible storyline, comedy and suspense.  A pleasant comedic addition was several scenes featuring a scatter-brained Milton (played by Christopher Lloyd) and a nice love interest was added for Albert with Ann-Margret’s character of Annie

If you’re not into the current Disney remakes or kiddie cartoons and are longing for classic acting from Hollywood icons, “Going In Style” may suit your style.

Posted in Asperger's, autism, writing

Awareness Gains Acceptance

April is Autism Acceptance Month.

Autism is well beyond just awareness.  Awareness means we know autistic people exist.  With facts such as:

  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism

how could we not know autistic people exist?

To move forward with a better understanding of autistic people, we need to move beyond just having an awareness of autism and gain an acceptance.

As a sister of a 33-year-old autistic woman  and the mother of a 12-year-old daughter with Asperger’s, I’ve experienced many years of advocating for both of them.  I’ve witnessed both overcome great odds, especially my sister.

My sister is a hot ticket and is fun to be around.  She is always coming out with something randomly funny and is just a joy.

My daughter is full of imagination and facts.  Everyday is a new experience with her.  You never know what you’re going to learn from one day to the next.

Although it would be great if autism didn’t exist at all, I think accepting that it does is the first step to making the world a much better and understanding place.