Morning AB, ALL
...no singing this morning, went to church yesterday, staying home today to enjoy yon company, quiet and presence with husband.
Did I tell y’all about my $42,000?
In due course. Meanwhile, thank you AB for doing this thread, as always, dependably and reliably.
I have been following Benghazi with concentration and , as expected, I’ve some thoughts.
And I don’t know just what’s going to come of it all.
I am, of course, way beyond “thinking” the administration lied about the riot thing, come on, I got common sense way beyond the Beltway crowd. It’s obvious Obama and Jarrett changed the whole narrative of the Benghazi events and if you want to talk to me about it do not even return to anything beyond that acknowledged lie.
For all week the various talking heads have been called upon to give their assessment of administration lies. Lessee, there’s been Jindal, Chuckie Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Joan Rivers, Micky Mouse .at one point they even asked Snookie of Jersey shore for her theory!
Some questions to ponder .did the administration just sit back and watch those people die?
Who are all those people evacuated from the annex, where are they, why don’t we get a translator, call them in, and find out what the hell happened? Some 40+ people evacuated from the CIA annex and no one’s talked yet to any of them?
What is Obama guilty of? At best, one might saythe administration is guilty of hapless performance.
At worst .what? Could this have been a planned event, could the “riot” have been arranged to allow a break in and removal of those prisoners for .oh I dunno, a nice big contribution through the Holy land charities to the Obama campaign?
Further, is this Benghazi thing impeachable? If so, will the congress do it? If not, why bother, why the hell bother?
In reference to my fabulous $42,000 that fell right from the sky into my lap, I happened to speak to a financial person Friday and she was way wise.
I chose to invest my sudden wealth in the stock market although I agonized for almost a week about it.
I did, of course, buy me some new clothes and gave my daughter some cause, hey, the money fell right outta the sky, more on this later.
Am interested in Benghazi theories as this always makes good Freep threads.
About my $42,000 ..it’s just an anecdote but in a lot of ways I had to face issues caused by this recent election and I really did have some angst.
In 1968 (yes, that long ago), I began a job working for Western Electric in Baltimore Merryland. I worked there through 1982 (this tiny fact is important) at which point WE was broken up by part of mighty AT&T and was phasing down.
WE paid for my college degree (do companies today offer tuition refund any more?) and I hung on for 15 years cause they said I had to to get a pension.
Now I knew there was a pension allegedly waiting for me from WE .which is now, pay close attention, ALCATEL. Used to be Lucent Technologies and before that Western Electric, okay, that detail now elaborated upon.
Through the years I would get these statements saying when I “retired” I would get about $500 or so a month. Well I liked that fact but after I had quadruple bypass surgery the SS sent me a note, to the effect that I had a possible pension payer out there, which was then, Lucent Technologies, that I should contact them. I was 57 years old at the time.
So I DID contact them as instructed but they said they do not pay for disability retirement so okay, but they got my new address in Delaware, my new name, all that .
Heck, I re-married three times since my WE days, plus moved to a new state, yada, yada.
So one day in mid-August I get this letter .”you now have the option of choosing a lump sum for your retirement from Alcatel (which they are now) and if you do, your lump sum payment would be $41,987.32.
Well this suited me just fine though I’d believe it when I see it.
..more later...got some things to say about the, eh, Sun day morning talk shows.