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Puddling Ponderings...

18:23 PM 02/17/2011

Why do I get the impression that this country is going downhill fast?

I just found out that the recent HR 1 budget stuff includes complete and utter recission of all the WIA funding and contracts.  That means making it as if it had never been.

That also means there's a very likely possibility that the training places will have to pay back the money and pass that debt on to the students.  If that happens that leaves me with what amounts to a student loan to pay off.

WTF is all this coming to?  I mean it's almost like the forces in power are ACTIVELY choosing paths that are pushing towards a revolution in this country.  Every action they take seems to be stupider and more selfish leaving the people of the US no other choice but to forcibly replace them at gunpoint.

I just don't know...

In a slightly brighter vein I saw actual bright sunlight today and the snow has melted enough off the driveway so I can get the car out without having to move my wife's van.  And the sump pump happily cycled on and off as expected today without so much as a hiccup. Considering the trouble we've had in the past that's a welcome thing.  Need to start plants the end of this month or the beginning of next month.  Hopefully I can provide enough warmth and light.

Warmth and light...

That's something we seem to be short of in this world of late.  Most good things grow in warmth and light and without them wither and die.  We need more things to grow.

Fell asleep on the futon in the library for an hour or so today.  I must have been really worn out because I didn't even stir.  Thankfully our daughter (who's home until Tuesday - wtf?) is old enough that she doesn't get into too much trouble now.  She did eat the chocolate I had saved for my wife which I feel guilty about not putting up out of the way but other than that she didn't  get into anything else.

And that's another thing I'm seriously concerned about with all this budget stuff.  Part of the reason my daughter is doing so well is there are a lot of people working with her.  We may grouse about the school but in truth they do quite a lot with her.  If their funding is cut then my daughter will likely get "shelved" so to speak.  That would be disasterousfor all concerned. :-(

-I can't get involved! I've got work to do! It's not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there's nothing I can do about it right now. It's such a long way from here.-

*sigh*

Cross-posted from Dreamwidth ( http://nimitzbrood.dreamwidth.org/223403.html ) but feel free to comment here as well.




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siliconshaman
Feb. 18th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
That sucking sound you hear? That's the drain the country is circling..
nimitzbrood
Feb. 18th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
No doubt. I'm seriously hoping that my country doesn't have to fight a violent revolution to get things back to some semblance of normality.
siliconshaman
Feb. 18th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe not a violent one... after all recent events have proved that non-violent resistance works.
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