What to say to those you don't want to talk to
Well, today I guess I learned that the new number for my house isn't on the do not call list yet. Why do I say that? Because this is almost exactly what happened...
I set everything up, plugged in the phone, stepped back, and then... answered my first call from a telemarketer.
Got a couple more calls throughout the day, and every time I answered one, I had a nagging feeling that I was forgetting something. Then it hit me. My list of telemarketer responses! I haven't had a use for it lately, so now let's have some fun with it.
The Government shut down. It's not doing anything. So, how will we notice the difference?
Something occurred to me today while I was driving home. Well, driving is an understatement for what I was doing. Where I live, there are so many bad drivers that you don't so much drive as you just try to avoid getting hit. Usually while sandwiched between a car driven by someone who has all the time in the world, and someone who must be both giving birth AND on fire. One guess at which person is in the car in front of you, and which one is in the car behind.
Anyways, I managed to have time to think about political garbage. But I can't for long, I just end up ranting. Partially because the government is shutting down. For such an incredibly stupid reason. One party won't compromise, and the other one thinks it's special enough that it doesn't have to follow the rules. You know, the ones we used for the first 200 or so years of this country's existence?
Majority parties have been doing what they want like this for centuries now. In fact, the majority party has acted like a bunch of dicks while in power since the country was founded. Too bad they don't remember what it was like to be in the minority, huh? In fact, there were actual gunfights between politicians on a few occasions because of stuff like this. Hmmm there's a way to fix this. A shootout.
But the minority party having a hissy fit and shutting everything down is a recent idea. They are doing this because they want to skip getting democratically ELECTED, and just change the law. Who cares how they do it? And who cares that going around the law like this could end up screwing just about anyone in the future? Wouldn't it be ironic if the Democrats used a stunt like this to ban guns? Not a GOOD thing, just ironic.
Another thing: the 'we don't like what the government is going to (make us) do, so we're taking our ball and going home' approach has been tried before. Historians refer to it as the 'Civil War'. In the end, it didn't go very well for the country, especially the people who decided to try it. Perhaps there is a lesson to be found somewhere in that.