Monday, July 23, 2012
Morning In Lloyd
It did rain last night, not too much, but lovely all the same and this morning is a bit cooler so my walk was a bit easier and I did go four miles but it took me a long time because I had to stop twice to chat.
Once to a woman who lives very nearby who found four abandoned puppies early this morning and who wanted to know if I had any information about that which of course I did not but she wanted to talk and I try not to be rude.
I also stopped to talk to Miss Liola because she was outside and as I said the other day, I haven't spoken to her in awhile. The man I call The Sheik was there as well and I showed them pictures of my grandchildren on my phone. Miss Liola and I always talk about our grands.
Then when I went into the post office, our Post Mistress was about to go outside to lower the flag to half mast. She's just gotten an e-mail, instructing her to do so and so we had to talk for a moment about the tragedy and she started to talk about why in the world people would take children to a midnight showing of a Batman movie but I told her I wasn't going there. I hate it that people are saying these things because it's insinuating that it's the parents' fault that their children were injured or in harm's way and I'm sorry, I've taken a sleeping baby to a midnight movie before and even if poor judgement is involved, it is certainly not the worst thing in the world to do with your kids, to take them to a movie at midnight, even a violent one. One can hardly expect a gunman to start firing off hundreds (thousands?) of rounds of ammunition.
I think we believe that we can, by some miracle, protect ourselves and our loved ones from random horrific events and we can't. Not always.
We did both agree though, that it's far too fucking easy to buy guns in this country. The guns that man used have no purpose on this earth except to slaughter human beings and why we think we have the right to purchase such things is a mystery to me although I blame the NRA.
The theme of something being legal but not necessarily right seems to keep popping up. Buying those guns, putting fortunes in offshore accounts in order to avoid paying taxes. It occurred to me that when someone says he wants to serve our country in its highest office he probably shouldn't be doing that last one. Mitt has proudly stated that he pays his taxes-every dollar he is legally obligated to pay and not one dollar more.
And he's legally obligated to pay at the rate of about fifteen percent while we pay at the rate of thirty percent because we're not fabulously wealthy and thus, not elegible for tax breaks and we certainly don't have enough money to put into tax sheltered offshore accounts. Seems to me though, that if someone is really interested in the wellbeing of their country they'd pay taxes on everything but I'm naive and probably stupid.
Well, it's a beautiful day here in Lloyd and I think I'm going to have to take Buster to the vet. That ear is showing no signs of slowing down in the accumulation of fluid so whatever is causing the problem is not getting better. Poor old Buster. When we do the fluid-extraction process on his ear, he lies so still. He doesn't seem to mind getting his ear poked with a needle one bit. I can't do it, by the way. Mr. Moon has to. I just hold the dog which isn't even really necessary. I'd rather stick that needle into my own self and that's not happening either.
I'll try to get that drawing done for the CD giveaway today. If my busy schedule permits. Haha.