I'm with you Barkley.
Murphy had that "hang-dog" look about him this morning, too. It's like before an earthquake...even the animals know that something bad's about to happen.
I feel like Barkley...God help us.
At least you can verbalize your feelings. I haven't got there yet.
LOLPoor poor, Barkley... :D
Seriously thinking of taking a sick day today. It's come to the point where I believe the leaches and parasites looking for free lunches have finally outnumbered the producers enough to vote us into virtual slavery for their own benefit.
I don't know what I expected but one thing is for sure, I will not change the way I live my life.
We've survived worse. Though I really was hoping for a new RINO big gov't guy to criticize, rather than the same, incompetent community organizer big gov't guy...REMEMBER BENGHAZI(the phrase 'Shores of Tripoli' keep playing in my head - guess I'm old...)gfa
Barkley with the tip of his tongue sticking out is the expression I have right now. Including the touch of grey around the muzzle.
And one heck of a hairball it's going to be...welcome to the "anti-capitalist People’s Paradaisical Republic of Trashcanistan" Neptunus Lex
"I feel a hairball coming on." Now I have to clean coffee off my monitor. :^)
I know the feeling.
Me too, Barkley
Where's the hope? One party controls the news on the three major networks as well as two out of three of the main cable news channels. They've taken unions, welfare recipients, illegals, and an ever growing number of government workers (sorry) to create a block of voters that has to vote Democrat to sustain their lifestyle. The young are indoctrinated at school by their union teachers and then attend college where any show of conservatism is stifled. I look at our president and I see that the people who built the iron curtain have finally won. Well rant over, I'm going to go out and cut some brush.
I've always had the sneaking suspicion that there's a set of trans-dimensional portals that separates my world from the east and west coasts. (Notice that sagebrush doesn't exist Bizzaro World.)I'm now certain that I live in a completely different universe than half the voters.Time to cinch the saddle a little tighter and pull my hat down a bit. We're headed into the wind and its going to be a wild ride.
I'm depressed to Barkley :-(
Only you could make me smile today...Hairball indeed!Fair Winds, Following Seas...Cap'n Jan
Woke up feelin sick this morning. Not a bug, not the flu, no virus....just an election. I'm sure I'll get over it in about 4 years. Hopefully less.
Mitzi the Chiweenie feels the same way, Barkley. <:( Purple Magpie
I fear that all is lost.No national dignity or pride, no hope.A weakened defense, increasing debt, social turmoil, our medical world demolished and demoralized, increased taxes, missile defense now turned over to Russia (as promised to them if he won) and a divided, tormented USAI sometimes think we should make the Mississippi a dividing line; all the western states can have open freeways from Mexico into their states, no oil, no defense, no money, no guns allowed.everything east of the Mississippi will have oil, a strong military defense, legal immigration for everyone, lack of regulations, and the right to bear arms.The western half will soon collapse, we can invade them, then make them follow our constitution and laws.
Barkley's comment about the hairball made me smile.Thanks, Barkley.I cried enough tears last night, in mourning the death of our country as we have known it, knowing that it would never be the same, again.Thank you, too, Brigid, for what you do, and the fact that you really do get it.
Thank you all, it was not a good night. I just got more mad as the results kept coming in, had that extra shot of whiskey on an empty stomach (never a good idea) and then just wanted to cry. But it's done, and we can just go on. I won't say forward because I'm certain that is NOT a direction we will see ourselves headed. Think, rather, cliff, and lemmings Oh crap, now I have that Monty Python audio bit from about the bartender in my head - Ehm...would you like a twist of lemming, sir? Uh, yes please, Harry. (squeak, squeak, squeak) Bit more, sir? Terry J: Oh, just a squeeze. (SQUEAK, SQUEAK, SQUEAK)
What the plan for the immediate future will likely burden us, drive businesses away, tax the rich (that's anyone with a job) and keep bankrolling the leeches. I'd like to find Gault's Gulch for my kids. My wife doesn't want to think of anything beyond our immediate family, sadly unwilling to be aware how our Gunner's Mate son can be forced into extended service, our baritone eldest son will have no profitable place to sing, and our college sophomore is slowly being bent and twisted to the left; were it not for guns, I fear he'd go. Sorrowful times right now, and no one with whom to spill it with. Whining over now; I'll get to the late Gil Hebard's shop and buy a few thousand more primers and get busy.
Brigid that last response of yours about the Bartender skit cracked me up...I can see from your other responders that I am not alone in my dismay...We need to band together and form our own union. I don't have much hope left for a free America but as Capn Tightpants said. “May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”How the hell did you manage to make me laugh :)
Well said Miss Brigid. I wish I had your way with words and pictures. I tend more to this comment from Mark Stein of NRO: "We’re all f***ed. I’m f***ed. You’re f***ed. The whole department’s f***ed. It’s been the biggest c**k-up ever and we’re all completely f***ed.”http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/332888/les-mots-justes-mark-steyn
A lady asked Dr. Franklin, "Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy?" Benjamin Franklin replied "A republic, if you can keep it."I have an idea how this story will be ending. The real question is when.Ex-nuke
I almost snorted my beer:http://www.michaelyon-online.com/a-message-from-the-queen.htmAttributed (incorrectly) to John Cleese and has been around for a while. But needed now.We will survive.
immagikman - whatever you do, don't order the Mallard Fizz.Thanks for the phone call, glad all is well there.james - ayeog - sorry I missed the leaf blowing fun this weekend with the new super leaf blowing jetpack thing, but M.C. sent me several texts with variously inappropriate comments.Mac - we will. Barkley sends his regards, we're still enjoying the labrador retriever coffee table book. Dinner again soon, I hope, when you and your wife are free.
Cindy - I'm still sorting out comments. Thank you!Sherry, enjoy the pup and try and focus on the positive. Is "Morgan" for Captain Morgan, or just "Morgan?"
Hairball is right... sigh...
Next time you're in the neighborhood swing by for a chocolate chip cookie. They're not gonna change.
I'm with Barkley, too....and the others who have found the words to try and express the emotions....I went from having all options open to wondering what to do next, besides throwing up.....
naturegirl - hang in there, you are one of the strongest women I know.zdog - it's probably going to be March or April before we're out that way, but we'll definitely stop inl.
Brigid, I too have been 'down' all day. Alternating between wanting a beer (Chimay or Shiner Black) and a couple fingers of American Honey...I guess it is time to knuckle down even more, pay off the last debts, and try not to get sucked into the craziness that is about to start.Stay safe and all that...Vic303
You're going to have to start burying your bones in the backyard, Barkley.We're going to get a whole slew of new bone control laws, bone registration, limited capacity bones...you name it.
Don't I know it, Barkley. Half my subordinates came in looking as pleased as the cat after it got something blamed on the dog; the other half and the managers came in looking like you. (Well, some weren't as good at hangdog as you. You're a master.)It was a very quiet morning, with lots of angry muttering leaking out at the edges, and the too-pleased looks faded out quickly to slightly worried ones. This, too, shall pass - hopefully not like a hairball. We will get through it, and help make sure no one tries to redistribute your chew toy. (But if they do show up and demand it, feel free to redistribute pieces of them with your fangs instead, mmmkay?)
Brigid- as Wife v2.0 and I tore our clothes and ripped out our hair Tuesday night, Barkley's Texas cousin, Remington Pointer, responded to the news with projectile vomit in his closet. (He is neutered and hides in the closet; our homosexual friends have ruled him gay.) Wife v2.0 says: "Tell her I love Barkley posts!"
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