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Okay, I had a good friend suddenly get sick and die this week. Today I find out another friend is being screwed over by her roommate and has to find another place to live in less than 6 weeks. The friend who has to move has minimal resources and no transportation.  The roommate could have given her more notice. She KNOWS the position my friend is in and is taking advantage of her vulnerability. That is just WRONG!!!!

I am sad about both instances. I know I can't change the world but darn it I sure would like to be able to do so. I know my friend who died is at peace but I can't help but grieve for his family. I know what it is like to lose someone suddenly.

I am more MAD about the situation with the friend who has to move. She is across the country so it isn't like I can do anything to be of assistance. I can't even loan her money to help out. I am just sitting here, useless as tits on a boar hog, on the sidelines. ARGH!

While I am MAD at the world in general let me be ticked off at the officials in Washington who are playing political ping-pong with people's lives. If the federal government defaults on its loans we are all, "screwed, blued and tattooed!" It doesn't matter where you fall on the political spectrum you will suffer in the fall out unless you are so darned rich that you are above it all. The rest of us are about to be under a dung hill. (Pretty language, I know! I am great at visuals!)

We have been fighting a losing war that has bankrupted this country. We owe our troops better than they are getting. We owe our veterans their "just due" for serving our country and instead of giving veterans and troops support certain politicians are whacking their puds over political largesse that benefits the wealthy and further destroys the middle class and devastates those of us who live in poverty.

As far as I am concerned Obama "shot his wad" in the first half of his term. He did not address these budget issues when we had a Democratic house and now that he is backed into a corner by the Republicans he needs to play the cards that have been dealt to him and not throw those of us in poverty under the bus. I think the Obama and the House have left behind their true purpose which is to SERVE THE PEOPLE and are busy having a pissing contest. We the people are paying the price. Well, we the people who aren't rich are paying the price, the rich have tax breaks and loopholes.

I guess I have ranted long enough. I try not to get mad at the world but this has been a trying week and I can't do a darn thing to "fix" anything. UGH!

Ciao!

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tanith_astlik
Jul. 14th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
I <3 you. You're a good friend, Ardee.
ardeeeichelmann
Jul. 15th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
You are too Mer. <3 you back!

Hugs,

Ardee-ann
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