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Happy Anniversary to me & Hubby!

Actually it was yesterday. 22 Fabulous Years! He got me a black hoodie to wear on the bicycle.

Not really doing a massive celebration this year. Still working off bill and calories from the 20th Anniversary Extravaganza when we went to dinner at Gary Danko.

He was very good about listening to my "grumpy old lady" ranting about the coverage of political conventions and the convention itself, although there may have been some eye-rolling when I kvetched about missing the boaters. (The hats, not actual men in boats.) Yes, I know it's NOT the 1920's anymore, but I remember the boaters at least into the early 80's. I think they probably disappeared around the same time as Happy Days Are Here Again.

Sunday is Race For The Cure. Last change to do a itsy-bitsy donation to fight Breast Cancer and the anti-choice forces who tried to destroy Komen for standing up to their bullying.

I went to the gym this AM to do pushups/abs and some treadmill. Did NOT ride the bike. The first rule is to get to the starting line healthy and I did not want to tempt fate especially since Mr. Crispy Bones had a little fall last night, and was seriously considering not telling me, but couldn't face deception on our actual anniversary.

Today's obligatory political rant is about the complete and utter dream world that the Wing-nuts live in. Their VWRC "news" sites, such as Breitbart (BARF!) and the Washington Examiner are FULL of stories about how Obama's speech was "lackluster" and Bill Clinton was "boring." (Plus their usual blather about how "demon rats" are the scum of the earth and no one ever votes for them). All this is followed by badly spelled follow-up comments full of not particularly clever insults that they then LOL at each other about. Remember this is the ONLY stuff these people allow themselves to read and this is what we are up against.

The problem is we are fighting for that very small segment in the middle and pretty much only in the swing states. Let's face it, Myth Romney is NOT going to win NY and President Obama is not going to win Texas.

In spite of all the love and joy and enthusiasm and BRILLIANCE we saw in the last few days...I'm getting nervous again. I don't know how to shout any louder or give more money or find a way to convince people who have bricked up their brains against anything that might force them to admit that Government can ever be a force for good in people's lives.


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Sep. 7th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats on 22 years! *hugs and cookies*

Meh, I don't know how you stand all the political stuff down there. After a week of campaigning, I'm ready to vote just to shut everyone UP! But then again, I am very anti-politics...
Sep. 7th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a political junkie, born and bred. Died in the wool, liberal, progressive Roosevelt/Johnson/Kennedy/Clinton democrat and proud. The first campaign I remember was Carter 76 and in 1980 I ran under a police barricade in Mayfield NJ to shake Edward M. Kennedy's hand. So even when it's painful, my politics is who I am and what I do.
Sep. 8th, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
LOL, I think I'm the complete polar opposite, then. S'okay, I say VIVE LA DIFFERENCE! *hugs*

Edited at 2012-09-08 09:35 pm (UTC)
Sep. 7th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Sep. 7th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 7th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary to you and hubby! 22 years is amazing. *hugs*

The little I´ve been able to stomach reading what the right wing delusional fuckwits are saying are enough to make me vomit in my mouth. Of course here in Iceland our right wing party is still to the left in american politics, so republicans frighten me to my very core.

Sep. 7th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Pretty much every Right Wing party short of out and out fascists like the National Front/BNP types, makes our guys look like pussy-cats. You can tell because US Wing-nuts think David Cameron is a raving liberal and they're still wetting their panties over the memories of Maggie Thatcher.
Sep. 7th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Happy 22 years together! What a fantastic achievement for both of you (I mean, how much you still love each other - my parents have been fighting for close to fifty years now and I think there's nothing to celebrate).

As for politics, a tiny detail I found impressive of the wingnuts is that they criticized Michelle for being ugly and badly dressed, especially having strong shoulders and arms. I'm sorry if I sound shallow, but I think the current couple in the White House is by a large margin the best looking in my memory.

In case anyone still doubts the cultural difference across the Atlantic: 86% of Germans would vote Obama, We're talking of a country who has voted into power a coalition of the most conservative parties they have. ETA: 7% declared they would vote for Romney.

Edited at 2012-09-07 08:16 pm (UTC)
Sep. 7th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
The Michelle thing is where they really let their raving, gibbering, racist hate-on shine. And then get all huffy if anyone dares to call them racist for call Michelle things "Wookie" and "Aunt Esther." Yeah, nothing racist there.
Sep. 7th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary, and don't let the Rs taint the happiness.

Sep. 8th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. It'll be fine. And as bad as the worst case is...we shall overcome someday. It just takes time.
Sep. 8th, 2012 08:57 am (UTC)
Congrats on 22 years!
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Thanks Sweetie!
Sep. 8th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
WOW..22 years!

Happy anniversary to you both!
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
I can't believe it sometimes.
Sep. 8th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Happy anniversary to you and Mr KGal! *hugs*
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Congrats, guys! I'm sure you know this, but he needs to do weight training, stat, for the sake of his bones AND surrounding musculature. Not that mine will, so good luck with that.
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
He's still taking the Fosamax for the bones and cycling to and from work, but yeah, I don't think he's going to do actual weight training.
Sep. 11th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
Happy Anniversary! *throws confetti*
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