9-9-9 aka “you can’t count, can you?”

Just a commentary here... Herman Cain has unveiled a rehash of Perot's flat tax plan, entitled 9-9-9 that has a bunch of rich people and big ass businesses REALLY excited... and they should be. I mean, right now, a family with $10,000,000 in income is taxed around 37%. Under Mr. Cain's plan, their tax burden would plummet. Of course, Mr. Cain apparently can't add. Take away that tax income, and the whole freaking government collapses. Nor can he forsee the obvious: a ton of tax lawyers out of work (I'm not sure THAT…Read more …

The first sample of light

When the first light of day washes it's harsh glare unto my eyes, the thought I have is of you. The harsh light fades to a corona, and the warmth flushes through my veins. The bloom is not yet of the rose when I feel the longing and absence, as I look to my side, a blank canvas spanning the time between the vast empty moment and the end of what seems eternity that you walk into the room my eyes swing to you, and a gravitate towards you I can't help but…Read more …

Deaf musings

So, my primary hearing aid blew out on me Thursday, sacrificed in sweat to the gods of the server rack and UPS. So I went home, grabbed my spare and went to the dealer to get repairs done. My spare had extremely low volume level. I asked Jackie to hook it up to the machine.. and then my spare craps out too. Jackie grabbed the most powerful aid she had on site, not quite at my level,:-)  and we set that up. I might be eligible to have Vocational Rehab help pay for…Read more …

Momentary Lapse of Meh

I dreamed we were driving, somewhere outside a strange world in which Detroit and Boston are less than an hour by car. We were driving to a fight with another gang. On the radio, a song played. It's the second time I've heard this song in a dream, but I know the song isn't real: it's just a song in my dream. The first time I heard it in a dream, I wrote the lyrics I heard down: the world is a trap and life is crap even with a map you can't…Read more …