27 August, 2017


We've got relatives in Beaumont and Conroe. I've got good friends in Houston proper and in Alvin. All of them have been impacted by this storm. They are pumping sump pumps, have their cars full of gas and ready to leave at a moments notice. My in-laws in Beaumont have 2 generators and have been pumping their pool out because after 18" of rain over night it has overflowed. My friends have spotty internet and power outages. They said last night was one of the worst storms with thunder and lightning and pouring rain that they have ever experienced. 

I hope against hope that the agencies involved in disaster relief will have enough funding and outreach to be able to cope. Will the president, who signed disaster paperwork on Friday, let the funds loose to help people who will have medical problems due to the flooding.

When the waters recede, it's not going to be possible to live in those homes without tearing everything out down to the studs, if that. I am sure that there will be a lot of jobs for the building trades, but where they will live is another thing. Where the residents will live, like the aftermath of Katrina, is a huge problem. The trailers provided by FEMA were poorly constructed and had lingering chemical problems. 

This is the time to pull together. This is the time to rise above the things that have divided us. Whether the current administration can actually provide leadership is in question. We'll see after Tuesday when the president visits San Antonio. 

In the meantime, don't just send prayers, send money to Disaster relief agencies like Red Cross, Lutheran World Relief, Episcopal Disaster Services and any NGO that is working to provide help. Contact TIDE and ask them to being their washer and dryers on flatbeds to TX. 

the bunny

17 August, 2017

More hate from here and abroad.

RIP to the 13 dead in Barcelona.  Prayers for healing for the injured.

Today POTUS tweeted something about General Black Jack Pershing that was debunked. I seriously think he's never read a history book, but he gets a hint and looks things up on Wiki, to bolster his lies. 

I fear the Republicans are way too scared of their shadows to stand up and fight against the spewing crap that comes out of the mouth of POTUS. His aides can't even get his phone or tablet of whatever he is using to Tweet out of his possession. 

Hate is a pervasive and insidious tactic of enemies. When I started to work for the government, I pledged to "Protect and Defend the Constitution against all enemies Foreign and Domestic". Somehow I feel that POTUS didn't take his oath seriously. 

Well, my blood pressure is going up. I'm going to end and go look at pictures of puppies on the internet. Or maybe doctors popping cysts, or airplanes trying to land in crosswind situations. Gotta be better than this. Or I can read the chapters I'm going to teach tomorrow night so I can add notes to my lecture.  Or drink a cold beer and say to hell with everything and watch Outlander reruns. 

Bye, the sad and pissed off bunny. 

12 August, 2017


I watched the news today. 
I am ashamed that we have a President who can't call a white supremacist a domestic terrorist. One person has died because of the fanaticism that he has instigated by his speeches and his rhetoric. 
Before he drops bombs on North Korea he'd better clean up his own house and denounce the violence in Virginia. 

I am so upset. We need a leader who will condemn the violence, speak strongly against hate and enrich the country not his own pockets. 

The very angry Bunny. 

09 August, 2017

Up-date. . . . . .

Finally saw Beauty and the Beast all the way through. It was a nice movie. Also saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2, which I thought was awful dark. Good music though. We're watching KONG:Skull Island tonight. I've seen it before. And of course I've got seasons of Doctor Who on the DVR.

Teaching is going ok. Have a class that do interact and talk. That is nice.

Daughter is here visiting and schmoozing and doing her thing. Gonna miss her big time when she goes back to Chicago. Talking on the phone and Facetime just don't do it.

Tomorrow I'm making Applesauce Pork Chops. Never made them before.

Still no health insurance. Am using Good Rx Gold for my meds. Cutting the prices way down.
It's a good deal. Don't know how they do it, but it's a good option for people. Cheaper than a co-pay in some instances.

Not much else to say. Still depressed. Still tired of fighting the DOL for approvals and medication.

Peace out.

The bunny.