Monday, September 10, 2012


Peace, quiet and "The Mick" is happy. After 10 days the house is empty of visitors and the cat no longer has to ignore THAT DOG. Of course all the dog wanted to do was play, but the cat would not cooperate. Instead he ignored her, only once or twice cuffing at the dog with a claw less paw.

All in all it was a delightful 10 days, and now there will be a 3 month hiatus before all are back. I will have to depend on Council meetings for entertainment.

Regrettably tonight's will probably be a bore since the agenda has no contentious items. It is sad that the acting Council President did not see fit to reconsider the resolution seeking bids from vendors to collect the $700,000.00 + owed in City Court fines.

Perhaps Council President Mapp will try to place it on the agenda.

In Sundays OP-Ed page 9of the NY TIMES Maureen Dowd in her column titled 'PLAYING NOW:HAIL TO US CHIEFS a critic of the Obama Presidency from which I have excerpted two quotes:
"HOW did the one formerly known as The One go for two?

In his renomination acceptance speech here on Thursday night, he told us that America’s problems were tougher to solve than he had originally thought.

And that’s why he has kindly agreed to give us more time.

Because, after all, it’s our fault.

“So you see, the election four years ago wasn’t about me,” President Obama explained. “It was about you. My fellow citizens, you were the change.”


"We are grateful to the president for deigning to point out our flaws and giving us another chance.

“I’m the president,” he intoned.

But We, the People, must do the work"

This was published in the NY Times, believe it or not.

Don't worry; there will be much more anti-Romney stuff to post. In the next 2 months it will be the time not to decide by emotion or Party but to be open minded as well as analytical in our final decision as to the best candidate and/or party.


  1. Remember Doc, it was the mayor's own stooges who were afraid someone might get their feelings hurt by a collection agency. Boo hoo hoo, who cares. Get back what they owe the city. They are criminals and need to be treated as such.

  2. Ah, I see. Me, the little person, didn't do enough work.

    Guess when Obama couldn't blame George anymore, he had to find someone to blame.

    I guess all of us, who are working long hours -- sometimes 2 jobs -- to pay the bills are just slackers.

    I guess all the retirees trying to squeek by on a fixed income with exploding taxes, fees and necessities -- well they just aren't doing enough. Maybe the Prez wants seniors to quit heating/cooling their homes and eat dog food -- you know, do their fair share, so the Government can hand out freebies to the groups they are pandering to, to vote.

    Guess we are being big babies that we're complaining that taxes are too high, our roads are falling apart, the schools systems and kids graduating aren't educated, and if they do graduate, there are no jobs for them and they face student loan rates HIGHER than mortgage rates.

    Republican, Democrat -- both parties are at fault for their poor handling of the situation. If both sides quit sniping at each other and actually came up with real solutions, not just political BS, maybe I'd want to vote for someone.

    Why not REALLY reform things?

    Welfare -- if you collect any kind of government assistance, you have to work in the community for it. I don't care how disabled you are, you can contribute. No work -- no assistance. I'm tired of paying taxes and not getting anything for it.

    Health care -- tort reform

    Government officials -- no more lifetime benefits, gold-plated benefits, mandatory balancing of the budget.

  3. To Anonymous,

    The court will work with you and people who can't pay it all at once can make payment arrangements that are very reasonable. These people just disappeared and didn't even try to work things out. That is on them, and I'm sure most of them are working or making money some way. Boo hoo hoo.