I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Sunday, February 18, 2024


 Happy sunny Sunday morning!  We're a bit cool here in Central Pa, the temp was in the mid 20s (F), when Lily got me out of bed so she could go potty.  That was around 0520.  Me?  I thought, well, since I'm up, I might as well stay up, and started the coffee maker.  However, once I'd sat myself down in front of the computer and began checking headlines, I realized I could use a bit more shut-eye and went back to bed.

2 hours later.

I am really well rested.  Lily is snoozing on the bed.  There is no heating plate on my coffee maker, so the coffee doesn't cook, the pot is well insulated, so the coffee stayed hot.  Yes, it is a well insulated pot.

Yesterday work was... slow.  The snow was light and fluffy, and shoveled fast.  Customers were not completely non-existent, but we were slow.  Those customers in the store were asking "what's your deal for President's day?"  As usual, I gave them my standard reply.  "Deals are going to be in appliances.  We don't do sales in flooring."

One of my fellow associates did manage to ring up a $16,000 flooring installation, however (and it's a big however), the only way the customer could pay for it was to put it on 3 different credit cards.  I don't know about you, but I have a problem with people buying things they apparently can't afford.  Of course, not everybody thinks paying interest is a bad thing if it's the only way you can get what you want.

And I don't know about you, but it seems to me that there is a lot of irony smashing around in the Republican party.

Many Republicans look at Putin's dictatorship authoritarian government and think "wouldn't it be nice to have that here in America, except make it socially conservative."  This same group is also shouting angrily about Russia having nukes in space. One would think that they would be able to put one and one together and make two.  This is a good definition of Irony.  Another good example is their inability to understand that in a country as diverse as America, democracy works best, and that having an authoritarian leader, especially one who has his competitors and critics assassinated, simply wouldn't work here because... we're too diverse.  It works for Trump's blo bro Vlad because most of Russia is a Third World Country.  America is not.  There is great irony here, and conservatives don't seem to understand that if they continue down this path they will simply be ironed flat.


  1. Where's the steamroller???

    I didn't even shovel. It all blow off from the winds.

    1. I went out early and shoveled mine, rather that wait for the wind.

  2. Putin, like Hitler and Stalin, destroys his own.
    Hitler had his Brown Shirts, when they served his purpose Hitler decimated them. Hitler had the same plan for his vaunted SS.
    Stalin constantly reorganized his secret service from GPU to NKVD to KGB, all the while decimating them.
    These organisations of terror ended up terrorizing and killing their own.
    For Putin, like Hitler and Stalin, no one is ever dedicated or loyal enough nor can anyone be trusted. Yet the followers still follow.
    Trump is of the same sick ilk.
    Sick paranoia anyone ? - Rj

    1. You see the same thing in Republicans like Scott Perry, and Jimmy Jordan, this need to follow an authoritative figure because they need to control.

  3. I agree with you about putting such large amounts on credit cards. If they felt the work was absolutely essential I'd be tempted to try for a bank loan - although that's not to say it would be accepted, right?

    1. I applied for and got a home equity account that works like a checking account years ago in case I need to do expensive improvements. It's low interest, and more important, it has no balance, but it's there should I ever decide to put an addition on the house.