Sunday, October 16, 2005

Blah, blah, blah

It’s been a while, so I’m just going to through out a bunch of stuff.

There is a factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey, not far from where I work. The factory produces mass quantities of baked goods. This means that several mornings a week I can smell sugar in the air as I walk from my car to the building. Imagine, walking through what smells like the inside of a sugar bag. Bliss doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Last weekend I was at the nursing home and the lady who had been positive I’d been on her lawn the month before, that day looked at me sadly and asked, “Are you locked in here, too?” My heart broke into little pieces as I replied, “No.” And then I reminded myself of why I keep going back: It’s all money in the Karma Bank. God willing I’ll die before I get to such a stage of dementia.

And speaking of dementia is anyone doing anything about the Avian Flu? It’s out there. We know it’s coming, the question is simply how quickly will it get here. I’d like to believe that Bush has a team of crack scientists working on the problem, but judging from how well he’s done in planning anything else, I think we’re pretty much screwed. I read some statistics recently that predicted 600,000 deaths in Jersey alone. Bush: “Bring it, bitches!”

And speaking of Jersey, I will be so glad when the purchase of the governorship is over. In case you weren’t aware, we have two main guys running for governor in NJ. Doug Forrester and Jon Corzine, both self-made millionaires, both spending ridiculous amounts of money on getting elected. Both unlikely to make many changes either way, except of course where it relates to helping themselves and their friends to more money and power.

Note to Jon and Doug: If you want to convince us that you care about the State of New Jersey, why not donate some of your millions to help mitigate the cost of living for all of us living and working here. Small businesses could use it, working parents could use it, veterans could use it, the elderly could use it. Prove that you’re not just going to be another politician. Or I’m voting Independent.

It’s not a threat, it’s a promise.

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