By: Revanche

Links to ponder and share

September 24, 2012

still in recovery mode, so some links!

Scalzi dissects the less than scintillating 47% statement from a fundraiser.

I don’t usually get into politics here because it’s polarizing and I don’t appreciate the lack of civil discourse around the very real issues our country needs to resolve. Yeah, I’m not naive, that’s always how it’s been to some degree. But it infuriates me that we generally seem so incapable of getting past our posturing, politicking, and mudslinging to get at the core of the problems to try to solve them that I look around and this is the state of the union. Bit frustrating. And I could try to do more, but what, in such a broken system? And yet, choose what else? Certainly not not-democracy. /sigh

In any case, I do appreciate the puncturing of any statements that I find insultingly obtuse by any individual, on any side, of any party, regardless of any belief. I’m equal opportunity for improvement, honesty and transparency. Especially when it makes me laugh.

I could swear another blogger recently covered paid maternity in a post that I would have liked to link to but I’m having fatigue brain and simply can’t pull anything out of my mental files. But I did have this Think Progress graphic link saved to share.

Single Ma’s Wealthy Wednesday: Wealth Nurturing Mode with her thoughts in response to my Shifts in money attitudes and life priorities post.

And she shared a To the Point FB message on achieving goals.

Also via Single Ma, Meg’s post on Giving solicited financial advice that is ignored. Personally I love helping people but that is still work. Why on earth would one continue, even with a nearly-pathological love for helping people (me editorializing now, not speaking for or judging Meg) to offer time and energy when you know you’re being ignored?

I now have a cut off: If you repeatedly ignore me, after asking for my help but then return to the well for the same thing because you create the same messes, I will not help anymore. That’s too much of the same crap I already went through with my family and my feelings don’t need to get involved anymore, that’s just common sense! Why repeat myself if you don’t actually want to hear what I have to say if I know it’ll fix the problem while you only want to hear that you can have your cake and eat it too?

It’s not like I’m being paid to be ignored so I couldn’t make any reasonable argument for being involved at that point. (Actually, I don’t know that I’d take that person on as a client either.) Call me crazy, I guess.

Donna really is moving to Alaska. I know it’s ridiculous, we’re online and “location-independent” in our sphere and yet there’s still this sense of, oh but, I might have met up with you, maybe! Best of luck in getting everything wrapped up, Donna, and maybe we still will run into each other one of these days!

The Oatmeal’s My Dog: The Paradox.

4 Responses to “Links to ponder and share”

  1. Thanks for your good wishes! Remember, I don’t plan to stop traveling entirely. Watch the skies.

  2. Katie C. says:

    I can get behind your political sentiments. I felt exactly the same way when Obama’s birth certificate was being demanded and, later, Romney’s tax statements. The entire time this is being reported, I can’t help but wonder what is being ignored in its place. (This could lead to a long, drawn-out rant about the state of the media in the U.S., so I’m cutting myself off there.) Americans: Stop wasting your time focusing on this garbage. I don’t think Romney is fit to be president. But do I care about his tax return? No. Tell me about what you’re going to do for this country and, as a superpower, for the world, candidates. Can we please at least pretend to care about the bigger issues? /rant

    • Revanche says:

      🙂 All I care about is getting the best competent people in place to do a good job. Full stop. Partisanship is supposed to encourage the flow of dialogue to get tease out those issues, not become the end-all be-all.

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