As distressed as I've sometimes been over things in these United States, I've never given any real thought about, say, moving to Canada. But people with whom I'm acquainted have considered it, with some degree of seriousness. Even in the midst of the VietNam War, when I had a very low draft number, it had not occurred to me to think about departing, though many did. So, I find it rather entertaining to note that at least some Vermonters want to secede from the Union.
Meanwhile, to the dismay of some, Democrats in Washington want to keep impeachment off the table. I guess I'm in that group that say 1) and make DICK CHENEY President? Are you kidding?, and 2) any impeachment procedure, no matter how justified - and I think it may be, over the domestic spying and signing documents alone - WILL be seen as partisan politics, retaliation for the (idiotic) Clinton impeachment. But I could be persuaded. Should the President be impeached? Will he be impeached? Are things seeming so bleak that you'd leave the United States, if you live here? (And if you don't, how are you feeling about your country's government?) And will you be moving to Vermont any time soon?
On another topic, any of you with AOL accounts find the "moustache" version more difficult to open? It seems better now, but initially it didn't work at all. Once, it didn't open in German:
Fehler beim Herunterladen des erwünschten Inhalts.
Beim Herunterladen des erwünschten Inhalts ist ein Fehler aufgetreten. Bitte versuchen Sie es später erneut.
Sollte dieser Hinweis weiter bestehen, sehen Sie bitte in den Hilfeseiten nach. Um mehr über den eMail-Service zu erfahren, besuchen Sie bitte unsere Homepage.
It's good to know the German words for eMail and Homepage.
Finally, is there even one person out there who feels sorry for that person who actually may have to serve a 45-day sentence, the one who cried out, "Mommy! Don't they know I'm rich, and above the law?" Well, I don't, and I have found not a soul, not a soul, who, in the words of Mr. T, pities the fool, though leave it to Gordon to take the high road. (I am operating on yesterday's info that she's still in jail.)
G is for the girls and women in my family
13 hours ago