2.) I have been watching Top Chef and Project Runway this summer - not much else is on. I am really getting tired of the strange decisions of the judges on these shows. They get rid of people who are good and leave people on for unknowable reasons - well, sometime it is because they are real "characters" and so make "good TV." I should not look to these shows as reality talent shows, but I was really mad when Top Chef sent Tiffany home on Wednesday. And making Michael the winner over Mondo on Project Runway was just ridiculous.
3.) All the hoopla over the allegedly spontaneous and leaderless populist uprising doesn't mention one important thing: the sugar daddies who are bankrolling it, and have been doing so since well before last summer. Rupert Murdoch of Fox News, where both Beck and Palin are on the payroll is one of them. The other two, the brothers David and Charles Koch, are even richer, with a combined wealth exceeded only by that of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett among Americans.
The Koch brothers must be laughing all the way to the bank knowing that working Americans are aiding and abetting their selfish interests. While Koch foundations donate to cancer hospitals, Koch Industries has been lobbying to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from classifying another product important to its bottom line, formaldehyde, as a “known carcinogen” in humans (which it is). They were the biggest opponents of Health Care Reform and yet signed up for the first round of the Government funded Early Retiree Reinsurance Program under that plan.
Also, Tea Partiers may share the Kochs’ detestation of taxes, big government and Obama. But there’s a difference between mainstream conservatism and a big business centric agenda while dismantling fundamental government safety nets designed to protect the unemployed, public health, workplace safety and care for the elderly.
4.) I have finally managed to become employed. I start training on Saturday. I will be working varied schedules on Saturdays and Sundays and on Monday nights. This makes me full time so I will be able to participate in the company benefit package - my husband is happy about that. I am happy that I will still be able to work with my sister in our new business venture.
Thanks to everyone for putting up with my complaining and wishing me well all these months!
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