A quick note about political parties


I don’t “claim” any party in particular and am willing to vote for a candidate who aligns, by voting history, adherence to previously stated positions, and currently stated positions as opposed to what letter follows their name.  That being said, here is a key piece of advice that ALL voters should know, but most democrats will ignore:

The Democrat Party, The Republican Party, The TEA Party, The Independent Party, The Green Party, all of the political parties currently in, or striving for position in the executive or legislative branches don’t give a flying rat’s ass about you.  They care about your vote, and they only care about that every couple of years.  

If they cared about you, things like sequestration wouldn’t be happening.  Things like the Affordable Healthcare Act wouldn’t have been so costly.  Insider trading would have been illegal for the executive and legislative branches from the beginning.  Career politicians would never have existed.  

That is all, go back to Teen Mom, or Jersey Shore, or whatever other stupid shows are on.  If you aren’t watching Archer or Southpark, you’re wrong.  

Ghosts of deployment past…


I was talking to a good friend of mine that was in the Marine Corps when I came in about our last deployment together.  I looked up to him because he was where I wanted to be when I came in.  So while we were on our deployment we both drew the ire of our Section leader, to the tune of just this side of attempted murder, or non-negligent homicide.  4 times, that I knew of, we were told to move up (in humvees) to a specific place and hold the ground there; what we weren’t told is that we were driving by an IED.  At one point we drove by 4x 152mm artillery rounds.  1x round would have knocked everybody out, maybe killed everybody; 4x rounds going off at once would have resulted in nothing left for a funeral.  At one point we spoke to our commander and attempted to get our immediate NCO relieved, but that didn’t happen.  A few months later the same NCO in charge got two people hurt through dereliction of duty, and was still left in place.

He still had the same vigilance and control issues that I have; that I have to be vigilant for me, that no matter what I do to change things around me, my life is not in my own hands.  It isn’t a “Your life is in God’s hands, halleluja!” thing.  Let’s be real; I’m Catholic, and I believe that man has to save himself and is responsible for himself.  It’s why we have mass, it’s why we have communion, it’s why we have confession.  But, I digress.

It was refreshing to hear that I wasn’t the only one coming out of that deployment with control issues.  I actually feel better about it right now; I don’t feel so broken, and I don’t feel like such a pussy.

-some language was used and sentences worded differently than I would have used intentionally.

1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, and 1 Beer


The last two weeks have been hell with migraines, and stress, enough so that I finally decided to go back to my doctor and get a preventative and rescue med.  Before that I was on wellbutrin for about a year, and nothing could save me from those migraines, but they were necessary.  I went to a Patient First a few days ago, thinking I wouldnt be able to see my primary care doctor in time, and the dude thought I was full of shit about my headaches and migraines.  He asked me if I had a headache or migraine at the moment and I said headache, but it will turn in to a migraine.  He asked how I know that, with that smug “you’re out of your damn mind” look.  Gave me nothing but a place to spend 20 bucks on copay. I am back on I can’t remember what right now because I’m on Bud Light Platinum numero 3 for preventative, and fioricet for rescue.  Fioricet wors, had to use it already this week.

In other news I have burnt myself out trying to save bRaving Bipolar from stress.  It was also necessary, and I don’t regret it, but I’m falling behind a little bit, about 3 days, in school and she’s letting me use the weekend to make that time up.  I am happy that I can take so much punishment so that she does not have to, but when the time has come for me to recharge MAN do I go downhill fast.  

I also took over the bills at the house and am doing “ok” for now.  We were already having some financial problems, but my GI Bill housing allowance and her student aid are helpig us get current, and within the next three months won’t have anything that is past-due. 

Speaking of my school stuff, in June I will begin 3 classes at one time, undergrad, and bRaving will drop back down to one grad class at a time.  I will have some overlap in June, 2 weeks of 5 classes at one time.  It will shave a month off of how long it will take me to finish.

PS if you are not familiar with the song that my post title came from…your fun card has been revoked until you redeem yourself.