Monday, February 9, 2009

We Interrupt This Knitting Time for a Mini-rant


Tonight we'll get to hear what our new president has to say about the economic stimulus bill he wants passed.  You know, the number just keeps growing and I find it hard to think in terms of hundreds of billions of dollars, it  all seems so insane.  I feel so small-and to think I was so proud of my piddling raise this year.  Actually, they can keep the raise if it means I keep my job.

Part of the money President Obama has asked for is supposed to go for fixing our infrastructure.  I'm all for that.  It beats a bridge to nowhere, and if it saves me from hitting potholes the size of manhole covers, well it won't be a minute too soon.  Driving at night, it's hard to see those enormous holes until you've hit them and caused damage to your car.  Ask me how I know.  

A word on the cabinet nominees if you please.  We've had one nominee after another bow out because of shady dealings in the past.  Well dammit, if you know you haven't paid your taxes, admit you're an ass to your president, and decline the invitation.  Are you waiting for the monkey on your back to just go away? It doesn't work that way.  The other side is always looking for a way to bring this side to their knees, for God's sake, don't hand it too them on a silver platter.  Now, a word about my taxes.  My God!  I pay my taxes Mr. Nominee, why don't you?  If I owed $100,000 in back taxes, I'd leave town, right after I finished throwing up.  I'm so sick of this game between the haves and the have nots.

All better now.  Today's mantra is *yo, SK2P, yo, K1*  repeat from * to *.  Yes!  I'm knitting lace in Mountain Color's Apaca Blend-Bitterroot Rainbow colorway.  It's stunning.  So far I'm still playing with it, but I think it wants to be a wrap when it grows up.  If you're on Ravelry, you can find the pattern here.

10 comments:

Rose said...

Thanks for the reminder about the president's address. And thanks for sharing the pattern. It's now in my ravelry library, although ravelry is definitely sucking a LOT of my time right now!

Rose said...

Meant to say the colors in your shawl are lovely!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Let's tar and feather the rotten bastards:>)

Brenda said...

Cute pic of you there, and hopefully things will start to improve soon! Thanks for the reminder to visit Ravelry. My grand daughter has taken a liking to your Clapotis shawl. She hasn't asked to take it home yet, thank goodness. It's mine all mine! She just has good taste in finely knitted items!

Sandy said...

I can't imagine when I hear the word trillions, what does this mean? My brain can't handle that. Like the eyes..

debra said...

Throwing money at a problem doesn't fix it. We all know it. Why don't they?????
I love the colors, too :-)

Anonymous said...

Its business as usual in Washington. If you don't know what the problem is you can't fix it!

Rudee said...

Brenda, you should knit her a clapotis in rainbow colors. It would be a keepsake. It's super simple though it doesn't make a lick of sense until you do it. Trust the instructions and invest in some stitch markers. I think I needed a bajillion of them. Oh yeah, I have the spread sheet to follow if you want it. I see you've been playing with your avatar again.

Brenda said...

Rudee,
My grand baby's favorite blanket at home is one that someone made her, I think on her Daddy's side. Since I don't know the person to ask, I wonder about the yarn etc. If she lies her head down on it, she likes it. Go to my Granny blog and see a pic of her with your shawl. I want to next knit her a poncho because it may be easy in the car seat for spring, fall weather.
I like to change my avatar and blog colors pretty often. I am still waiting for some help from someone to take a picture of me with your shawl and will use that for an avatar. I don't know how to set the timer on my new camera.

Betty Flocken said...

I'm with you. It makes Presidents (on both sides) look like morons when their nominees have issues. How could they NOT KNOW it'll get out.