What a week it's been. I've left work annoyed every day so far. First it was listening to the gossipers in the office speculating about how some of our office staff may be moved to other schools because of changes going on district-wide. The last thing I want to do is be forced to change schools, but if it were that versus losing my job, well, I guess I'd have to make a change and try to accept it with good grace. Hopefully that's just gossip and rumors. (I think that's likely). Next, I found out about some changes at my school that have already happened and no one bothered to tell me. It's nothing major, but it was annoying and I felt slighted. I left work every day this week feeling underappreciated, overworked, and just generally annoyed.
Then there's the sham impeachment trial that I knew, just knew, would end exactly how it has....but it still feels like a punch in the gut. To add insult to injury, Rush F*cking Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by our POSPOTUS last night. What a sick, despicable joke that is.
I don't care that Rush was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer; as a commentator somewhere else noted, if any person had told him that THEY had advanced lung cancer and no health insurance, his immediate response would have been "tough shit". He's a horrible, horrible human being, and while I wouldn't have wished cancer on him or anyone else, I have trouble summoning any sympathy for such a vile man. He said nasty, horrible things about John McCain when he was dying of brain cancer, he's a raging racist, he claimed Michael J. Fox was faking his Parkinson's disease symptoms (and proceeded to mock him) and he advanced the whole Sandy Hook conspiracy theories that all those little children hadn't really died, that it was a left-wing hoax to take away peoples' guns. I could go on and on and on. He's caused (maybe) irreparable harm to our country and has gotten wealthy from it. There are thousands upon thousands of other people suffering from cancer (many of whom can't afford treatment so will just have to die) who are much more deserving of our empathy. To hell with him. *****
But yeah.....that whole Trump giving him that medal really burned me up and I've been feeling pissy all day about it. There was a 100 year old Tuskegee Airman at the SOTU speech...why not him? Oh, yeah, because Donald Trump is just as despicable as Rush Limbaugh.
ARRRHHH!!!!! Some days I feel like my head will explode.
Sorry to dump all that on a blog post. Hope you didn't pop in here for cute Marco doings or food photos or "beautiful moments in an ordinary life". What can I say? Some moments fall far short of beautiful.
*****Before anyone says it, I am not gleeful or happy about Limbaugh's diagnosis. He's a human being and still deserves the dignity he never afforded many others. But I'd be lying if I said my heart bleeds for him.