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  • I remember feeling that upturned face was just his attempt to project the joyful noise as widely as possible.

  • I still remember hearing “Little Boxes”, one of his songs rarely mentioned nowadays, as a young teenager and enjoying the sly, wry humor of it. Someone in my area started a petition some years ago to try to get him on the list for the Nobel Peace Prize. I wonder how comfortable Mr. Seeger would [...]

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2013-03-03 13:30:54View | Delete

    Margaret, I rarely post anything at FDL anymore. Not at PUYC because I just don’t have the free time on Sundays (although I frequently read later) and not in other places for some of the same reasons you just articulated. I have found the negative starting to outweigh the positive, and the lack of moderation [...]

  • gesneri commented on the diary post It’s the Multipliers, Stupid! by wigwam.

    2013-03-03 08:17:17View | Delete

    Agree with most of what you said, but please bear in mind that unless you want to see the next generation loose Social Security, the restoration of the payroll tax was necessary. IMHO, the government (read conservatives) was not going to continue to replace the lost revenues out of general funds. I can see that [...]

  • Speaking as one affected by this, we don’t want to stop working in our 50s or early 60s, but many of us don’t have a choice. I know for a fact about the most recent scam at least one multi-national corporation uses to rid themselves of the “protected class” another poster referred to. They lay off an entire department, everyone, make some minor changes to job descriptions, and then those same people get to re-apply for the newly described jobs. Amazingly, none of the employees over 50 are hired back. They started doing this to protect themselves from the legal recourse referred to by a previous poster. I’m extremely lucky to have had “temporary” work for the last 3 years with this corporation–at my age, I looked for a full-time job for over a year without success. My skills are good enough for me to have remained in a temporary job for 3+ years with 5% increase in hourly wage, but apparently not good enough for anyone to offer me full-time employment with benefits. It’s very difficult to escape age discrimination.

  • gesneri commented on the blog post The US Supreme Court Won’t Destroy the World Economy

    2013-01-09 16:30:53View | Delete

    We’re ALL going to be “living with their choices”.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by bgrothus.

    2013-01-06 13:52:42View | Delete

    I’m still not completely recovered after 3 weeks. If cough doesn’t stop in a couple of days, it’s back to the doctor :-( Everyone really needs to take care–whatever is going around this winter is evil. I’m rarely sick and this really knocked me out.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by bgrothus.

    2013-01-06 12:14:10View | Delete

    Hope TWC will be all right. Lots of urine could indicate thyroid problems, and for a while Romeo “spilled over” the box, although that did mostly stop. His thyroid med keeps having to be adjusted upward, but no way can I afford the treatment that destroys the thyroid with radiation, which is supposed to be [...]

  • Oh, they’ll get to chained CPI. POTUS has definitely said he wants that to be part of a Grand Bargain–what they’re talking about here is only a stop-gap measure, I think. Look for the Grand Bargain to come a little later.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 15:21:56View | Delete

    I read informed opinion at one time that I’ve never really had the heart to implement that goes that a newcomer should be pretty much ignored by the people in the family until newcomer is accepted into the cat hierarchy. Perhaps like many supposedly informed ideas, it’s something to be implemented with more than a [...]

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 15:19:19View | Delete

    Starting to cough again–think I will go lie down. At least I managed housework for the first time in four weeks–and a month’s worth of Romeo’s hair on the floor is not pretty. Margaret, thanks again for hosting today. Hope you feel better.

  • gesneri commented on the blog post The Cultural Divide on Authority

    2012-12-30 14:47:56View | Delete

    IOW, people need to be able to think and evaluate the correct/moral course for themselves. I fear that this sort of analysis is beyond more and more of the population. Hard and fast rules are so much easier in so many ways.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 11:54:46View | Delete

    My doctor had all appointments filled for 2 solid days, recommended I go to EMO near me. First time that’s ever happened with this doctor in 20 years I’ve been seeing him. Nurse at the EMO said they’d seen many with same symptoms. It’s been really bad, like something blew in with Hurricane Sandy!

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 10:33:11View | Delete

    I had apparently moved from viral to bacterial infection–just 12 hours after I started antibiotics I was greatly improved after days of seemingly no progress at all, actually had a voice again after days of whispering. It’s still been hard to shake all the effects though.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 10:29:47View | Delete

    I agree fully. Although I don’t want to spend the money on an electronic reader anyway, the non-ownership issues really put me off. What happens if/when the device fails–do you have to download everything again on to a new device?

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 10:24:17View | Delete

    So glad Big Boy is responding this well to the indoors.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up Your Cat by Margaret.

    2012-12-30 10:20:40View | Delete

    A lot of the “psycho cat” behavior comes when they’re not handled properly from the beginning, I think. Romeo had to see a vet in the practice on an out-of-hours basis a couple of weeks ago to get a shot to stop his vomiting (recurring pancreatitis is a bitch). That vet did not listen to [...]

  • And atheists, well, they believe this is all hogwash, but often their response is the same, getting upset . . .

    I don’t get upset. I just realize that there isn’t any common ground for discussion and go my own way. I think you can in many respects live like a Christian, because it’s the right thing to do, without actually being one.

  • “Citizens of heaven”? Oh, please.

  • gesneri commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair by msmolly.

    2012-12-29 14:32:44View | Delete

    Although my state is not overly conservative, the area where I live is. It’s also expensive. I’ve thought sometimes of relocating to Vermont (not until elderly parent is no longer in the picture, though), but am unsure if I could stand the winters. Vermont’s social climate and what I hope in the future might be [...]

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