Now that the Kewl Kids Table is back...you may have noticed some of you have been called over from the lunch line to sit with us.
Yes, you have arrived. Congratulations.
I don't have much time to blog today what with all the good films on Turner Classic Movies and three or four pints of Edy's Max ice cream calling my name from the freezer.
I am proud that I got all my shit done yesterday so I can do whatever I want today...well, after I wash the bedroom sheets, bathe the stinky members of my family (the dogs not SCM), iron a couple of jackets I left in the trunk when I picked them up from the dry cleaner, drop my daughter off at her playdate and meet my son at a restaurant for dinner at 5pm.
Besides that I am free as a bird.
When I find a new blog, I follow it, as a trial period, to see if it is worth taking up some of my avoidenance of work time. Recently, I clicked as a follower of one that I will not name. This morning, it had a link to another blog with this direct quote, "know I feel the same way". When I clicked the link I was treated to some of the most bigoted,ignorant, racist, elitist, BULLSHIT I have come across in a while. To say I was horrified would be an understatement, to say that I was embarrassed for both of them and anyone else that "feels the same way" would also be an understatement.
You can't talk to people like this. You can't explain, you can't reason and you can't stop the hate.
What she blogged about was a tragedy. It makes me very sad for them, their family and their friends. When she blogs that these people "volunteer" to be police officers..well that isn't totally accurate, is it? They get paid by the tax payers and in some places, damn well. Many retire after 20 years with life long pension. The "person" who writes this blog has a husband who was injured on the job in New York. Which mean he likely went out on 3/4 pay for the rest of his life. How many of you have jobs like that?
The Job is as hard as it is tedious. I know. My father put his twenty years in and retired from the New York police department as a detective. So any of you that want to come here and say I don't know what I am talking about, feel free. He was also injured on the job twice. Once in a bad car accident which fractured his cervical spine and once he was thrown through a plate glass window by a suspect. I am very proud of the work he did. He didn't volunteer, however, it was his JOB, how he supported his family. He knew the risks, my mother knew the risks and so did his three children.
He became a little jaded, just like we all would but he never became a racist, he never hated people for being poor, and he certainly never taught us to hate.
The police officers that were killed in the line of duty is a shame. A terrible heartbreaking shame. But to use this incident to fan the flames of hate is almost as big a tradedy.