That pretty much says it all on our current 'leadership.'
Meanwhile Barack's buddy, Caroline Kennedy's roll dog, Michael Bloomberg was on Today (NBC) yesterday. I know because I had something like forty friends leaving messages (I was in back-to-back sessions on Friday). When I finally had time to come up for air around noon, I walked out of my office and told Sunny to order from wherever she wanted. Usually one of us will go out. I was too tired to go out. I had a two hour break -- lunch (I do take an hour -- I don't think I do anyone any good by skipping lunch to fit in another session, I'd just be sitting there with my eyes glazed over) and I'd blocked out an hour for a periodical article three other psychologists and I are working on. I asked Sunny if she could wait an hour on lunch? If she could, I'd grab my work hour (periodical article) and do lunch after. She was fine with that because she's so wonderful and because she knew lunch wouldn't be delivered for at least 30 minutes. (Which is why one of us usually goes out and gets it if we haven't decided before 11:00 a.m. what we're doing to eat.)
So I finish working on the article and go out of the office and building just to walk around the block -- not for exercise, just to get out of the building for a second. I arrive back at the same the delivery guy does and Sunny and I are diving in and catching up and I'm leafing through the phone messages. I ask Sunny what these messages are about? Had she seen the interview? Nope, she was busy too. (Which is great if it's course work, she's almost got her bachelor degree, but not great if it's something else because I am planning on closing the practice. Mike and I will move to Hawaii. Sunny's the best assistant, office manager, anything I've ever had. I may be open another year, I hope no longer than that. But I really want Sunny to have easy days so she can focus on her college courses.)
So we stream the interview.
"Where did I here this before?" Michael Bloomberg asks about his garbage policy to outlaw, in NYC which was stupid enough to put him into office, all soft drinks over 32 ounces.
"That's not exactly taking away your freedoms, that's not something the founding fathers fought for."
He's such an ass.
Matt Lauer asks him why he's focusing on that with issues (I would say: Real issues) like education, crime and more facing the city. Bloomberg lied about education. But he would. He's one of those who wants to dismantle. But he wouldn't be Caroline's friend if he wasn't, now would he?
It's really Michael Bloomberg's business what size drink a person orders.
One of my messages was from a friend who's a medical doctor and very noted in her profession. Her message included, "I told you so!!!!!" (Sunny said she asked that Sunny please put five exclamation points after that.) She did.
I have smoked cigarettes before. I used to do a pack and a half a day. I did 100s for years until C.I. and I were stuck somewhere and she kept snapping the filters off because regular smokers can't get any real drag on those big filters. (She snapped off the filters on cigarettes she smoked, to be clear. She wasn't just opening my pack and snapping filters.) So then I switched to lights. I smoked Marlboro Lights after that. (Why did I switch? I honestly do think of others. I'm not joking. When C.I. was snapping off the filters after we missed the last ferry and were waiting for a boat that might be coming through, I thought about how no one I knew smoked 100s but me. I'm seriously not joking.)
So the doctor is an old friend and she and I both stopped smoking at the same time and supported each other through it. Then a year after, she started smoking again. This was around the time the banning movement got really nasty. She told me that she couldn't believe it and that next up they'd be going for things they considered fattening. She was right, that's what's happening right now.
The founding fathers fought for freedom from an intrusive and non-responsive to the people government. I realize Michael Bloomberg's an idiot. I realized that the first time I ever met the man. Like many an effete male, he felt the need to 'prove' his manhood by staring at my breasts. As if the whole world would then know, "Michael's not gay! Look at him cruising that woman's tits!" So I'm not surprised that the moron would lead the march. But I do find it deeply disturbing.
I'm bothered that others aren't. I have no idea if the rule would apply to me. I only drink diet soda. I got into that back when Diet Dr. Pepper was one of the few diet drinks in the world. (Tab had either gone under or was hard to find.) I was living with a man who was diabetic. He kept buying himself the Diet Dr. Peppers and buying me my Coca Cola. But I'd drank Tab before and if he was drinking diet due to health issues, I really didn't want to be anything but supportive. (He'd developed diabetes six months before we started dating. We moved into together probably three months after we started dating.)
That was back in the early 70s. I've drank diet soda ever since. I don't believe I drink more than 32 ounces of soda in a sitting. So between size and the diet soda issue, I doubt Michael Bloomberg's garbage would effect me if I were visiting NYC. (I don't like NYC since he's been in charge. NYC's become a family amusement park and not a thriving metropolis.)
But what does effect me is the tiny, little officials who think they have a right to control our lives. They need to be informed that they do not have that right. If NYC is smart, they'll ditch Bloomberg.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):