Holy Moly Moses–where do I begin?

I really don’t even know where to go first.  There is SO much out there.  I guess I’ll just start slinging some words around and see what sticks.  Sounds like an educated way to do business, right?

OK.  First up in the lineup.

I’ve got just one teeny, tiny, itty, bitty, eensy, weensy, little question for a certain Senator from Kentucky.  And it goes something like this:

Who exactly do we need to take our country back from?  Where did it go?  I’m so confused here.  I thought I was living on the continent of North America, in the country of the United States of America, on a piece of land somewhere in the rural West.  But according to the esteemed Kentuckian, that might not be true.  Some one or some thing took our country.  This is where I get a bit fuzzy.  Because if some one or some thing took this country, where’d they put it???  And where are we right now????  Wow, talk about alternate universes and such.

And that’s just the first piece of information that has my mind all aflutter this beautiful Monday morning.  I should NOT listen to the news or peruse the wide world of the ethos so early.  I really should just TUNE OUT.

Item #2:

Wyoming snowpack has now melted off six weeks early.  It’s official.  (As if we needed the higher-ups to make this an official statement.  If you don’t know this, then you’ve been being an ostrich for far too long.)  And said snowpack was only about 70-75% of normal this year (a range I’m guessing because it covers the entire state where some areas got more and some got less).  What is even worse about that low number is that the water content of said snowpack was only 67%.  All in all, not good numbers.  Now granted, those numbers are nowhere near the numbers California is dealing with, such as 5% snowpack this year.  But I would just caution anyone not in California to not get complacent.  Water is one of those finite resources I mentioned in a previous post.  Sure, this planet is approximately 3/4 water.  Salt water.  Desalination plants are all the rage right now.  Hmmmm……..perhaps I should scrounge together some funds to invest, eh?

Item #3:

On the topic of investing.  Sure as heck wish I was one of the one percenters so I could take advantage of that ginormously high stock market index.  Last I heard, the DOW was over 18,000.  That’s a lot of cash to those lucky ones who’ve got the means to benefit from it.  Right?

Item #4:

Another cop (white).  Another bad guy (black).  Another dead man (black).  Do I need to expound on the details?  South Carolina this time.  And the scale of badness of the bad guy?  Running away (meaning he was shot in the back as he was trying to run away) from a traffic stop for a taillight that wasn’t lit.  I have not read the details as I simply could not stomach them, so my facts may be not quite solid, but I also heard the dead man may have had some other issues such as unpaid child support or something.  Does it matter?  Does that make it justified to be shot in the back?  Does running away from a policeman make it ok to be shot in the back?  And killed?  Since when is running away a “killable offense?”  This goes along with item #1 in that it leaves me SO blasted confused.  What on god’s green earth was that cop thinking?  I caught a blurb this morning on a news page mentioning the cop stating he had an adrenaline rush.  Goody for him.  Got him an old adrenaline rush out of shooting an UNARMED, RUNNING-AWAY criminal with a taillight that wasn’t lit.  One can only hope that South Carolina will do the correct thing and convict this man of murder.  Because that’s what it was, plain and simple.  And may the Universe protect the man who came forward with the cell phone video.  That took an unbelievable amount of courage.

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”  (Edmund Burke, it is traditionally thought)

Item #5:

Let the Clinton bashing begin.  She’s in.  It’s going to be a long ride folks.  Hold on to your hats and everything else.  Let me be clear:  I’m not a huge Hilary fan.  It all started when she stood by her man.  That snake in the grass who charmed the world and so many women along with the damn world.  I am really not a Bill Clinton fan.  Never have been, never will be, world without end.  Amen.  (Catholic upbringing, remember?)  That being said, she really disgusted me when she didn’t turn him out years ago.  I said to myself, “Self, she’s only in it for one thing.  She’s got an end-game, an ulterior motive.  She’s got political aspirations.  And that’s cheesy.”  I said that.  And I think it’s true.  Whatever.  I don’t think that’s any reason to condone his ridiculous, misogynisitc behavior.  That being said, I will support her.  All the way.  It is about damn time there was a woman in the highest office in the land.  And if that woman is Hillary, then I’m in.  All in.  Warts and all.  Does that make me a hypocrite?  I’m not sure.  I’ll have to cogitate a bit on that one.  See where the chips fall.  I’ll get back to you.

I’m losing steam.  The coffee is gone.  Math and history and science and grammar lessons are screaming at me.  Dinner needs to be planned, as well as meals for the week.  The laundry is piled up, yet once again.  Time to attend to life.

I’m sure the rest of the items will be zinging around in my brain and will need to be released, so I’ll be back.

Happy Birthday to sister Kathe.

Enjoy the beautiful day!



About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). #FindingMyVoice #ScienceMatters
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