Friday, November 22, 2013

What the heck is wrong with the Senate?

Used without permission from Harry Reid's website.

Okay Senator, what exactly are you thinking?  Are you sure this is how you want to handle appointments?

It seems that the Senate is too busy to pass a National Budget, however, you are capable of changing the Senate rules to stop the filibuster in the case of presidential appointments.

So,....  Let me get this straight.  You can change the rules with a simple majority?  However, a few short years ago, you thought this was a bad idea, 

I think you will hear from some folks about your tomfoolery in the Senate.

The founders envisioned the Senate to represent the state governments in the Congress.  Well, since the direct election of the Senators, the Senate has failed its mission.  It no longer protects the rights of the states.

When FDR tried to expand the Supreme Court, the Democrats stood up to him, because it was not a bad idea.  The sham you are pulling is also a bad Idea, and I personally think you are going to hear a lot about this decision very soon.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fall is here, Winter is coming!!

Blue Skies

This has been one year.  I would say it was a great year, but that would not be entirely accurate.  I have had some years that have been worse, but I have had many more that have been better.

As fall is here, i wanted to say how much I really like fall.  The weather is not to hot, and not to cold.  I was working at my house that I am selling, and took this picture.  The sky was so blue.  It was a little chilly out, but I didn't mind.  I stay bundled up in my fall clothes, and its isn't too cold to work.

Winter is coming, the bad thing about this time of year, is it is dark when I go to work and dark when I get home.  I do so enjoy the day time.

Here are 5 things I like about fall:

  1. Cool nights, and Warm days  (Should this count for two?)
  2. Football is here, all though my teams are not doing well, I like football.
  3. Christmas is just around the corner.  
  4. Thanksgiving.  I love food, and thanksgiving always has food.
  5. It is easier to cuddle with my sunshine. 

What are some of the things you like about fall?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 2013 Quick Hits

This November has been one heck of month in life and times of Tronster.  Last month, our leaders shut down the government for a couple of weeks, throwing a monkey wrench in my plans.  This month, I have been transferred to a new company and I moved to another location. The shutdown has affected the selling of my old house and now I still have it, and I wanted sold by now.

Moving forward, we had an election here in VA, I am sure if you live in the USA, you have heard about this election.  It was all over the news.  It ruined TV for two weeks, as the ads on TV were terrible.  But that is over now, and our taxes are sure to rise in the next few years.  Oh well.  

The short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas apparently is a different this year.  Which would explain why ever since Halloween there has been Christmas stuff at the stores.  

I must say, the announcement by many retailers to open up on Thanksgiving is disappointing to me.  Why not leave this time of year alone. Again I think it has to do with Calendar. Retailers want to separate people from their hard earned money for a couple of extra hours this year.

I was never a fan of the “Black Friday” rush, just because I do not like being around that many people, but I do understand why people like the idea.

Everyone Be safe out there and have a great a time.

Where the Rhine begins

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