In the mailbag:
Dear Dr. Lemur –
My cousin has asked me to become their friend on FaceBook. I think she is a soul-less heartless monster for the way she has screwed one of her brother’s kids out of his inheritance and feel towards her exactly the way this quote puts it:
If I’d known my niece was going to turn out as she has, I would have gotten my sister a dingo for a baby shower present. – leeann (a blogger)
Except I feel that someone should have sent the dingo to my aunt, instead – maybe even two dingoes just to be sure the job had been done.
What should I do?
Wary Kitty in Kalamazoo
Dr. Lemur: Well, Kitty, a little constructive criticism would do wonders, so if I may offer some that could provide you with needed assistance…? Kitty, listen carefully because this is important, get a grip on your shoulders and pull your head out of your ass. Just because this radioactive hose-beast is “family” by no means obligates you to have anything to do with her.
Take two Midol, grow a spine, and tell the creature to take a hike.
I’ll say this: I don’t know why I chose the title I did. Don’t try to make sense of it.
I can tell you that there is great news and that is that I had a consulting surgeon, probably one of ten in the country, who said that he loves surgery but doesn’t want to cut me open because he doesn’t think it will help.
“Sure, if you go see more surgeons one will cut you open, but I wouldn’t do it,” he said.
“Well, thank you, doc,” said I, and Cruel Wife sighed a sigh of relief along with me.
But, he says, the type of injury is most likely soft-tissue injury that’s just not healed and it’s referred pain.
I don’t know, perhaps that is code for “No idea what’s doing it,” but when I asked him “So you’re telling me that this is not in my head?” he said “Oh, no, it’s real.”
So, in some ways it is great news but in other ways we’re back to square one, with no real solution. Regardless, I am going to see a longer-term pain management and I’m going to insist that we do something, anything, to manage this without the opiate-based painkillers which are just (a) not good for long-term pain control, and (b) a real pain in the ass for an engineer. There are other solutions that are being used in Europe and I’ll bring that up with him but my first choice is what can we do to change the referred stuff. For whatever reason, ligaments in my neck have impersonated my left arm and hand, and are doing a Jean-Claude Van Damme crappy job of the whole affair.
Hey, if you haven’t seen it, check out the movie “Aaah! Zombies!!” (Wasting Away). How can you not like a movie where the story is from the zombie’s perspective and the “agent of change” is green goo in a barrel labeled “Baby Formula” that is then mixed into soft-serve ice-cream that uses cheap beer as an ingredient? You can’t, I say.
I’m experiencing failure to achieve liftoff in my guesses as to how they could alienate struggling and out-of-work families even more than they already have. Then there are the fortunates like my family that still chafe at having to pay a lot of money to support everyone else (we are comfortable but we are not rich, nor do we feel secure in this economy). And then there are the affluent who are probably getting tired of being Obama’s financial whipping-boy – whenever he gets blamed for something he talks about how evil the rich are and how raising their taxes even more is really just them paying their fair share.
This is enough to make one ill, especially when you think what, for example, $1000 means to you personally. Now think about how many people who pay thousands of dollars (at a minimum) in taxes while these classless clowns could get their African Vacation. A lot of people haven’t had a proper vacation in years because of the economy, or even had a job… Sure being President is a hard job and the family of the President does have stress, but you can’t tell me they are more stressed than the family that is getting foreclosed on and hasn’t yet figured out where they can go.
Although ignored by most of America’s liberal-dominated media, several online US news sites are reporting that Michelle Obama’s grand tour of southern Africa earlier this year cost American taxpayers nearly half a million dollars – and that’s just for the flights. This follows in the wake of claims this August from sources inside the White House itself that the First Lady may have spent “$10 million of taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year.” – Nile Gardiner
Live it up, douchebags. Your first-term presidency time is running out and the election is growing nearer every day. I doubt a second term is in the stars.
It sounds like a GREAT idea! What could go wrong?