What President Trump Did Say and What He Did Not Say

 At the end of his speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday, President Donald Trump said we should believe in ourselves and believe in our future.

 

Why?

Why should we believe in ourselves or our future when our government isn’t giving us anything to believe in? Mr Trump gave no indication he is going to do anything to address the issues that will ultimately destroy this country.

Forget what he did say. Here’ what he didn’t say:

“We are going to have an America at peace with the rest of the world.”

“We’re going to have an economy anchored in low taxes and free markets.”

Doing both of these things will go a long way toward making America great again.

An America at peace with the world will result in a less violent world and a less violent America.

An American economy anchored in low taxes and free markets will flourish, giving consumers more money to spend and businesses more money to meet our growing demands.

Instead, all the Trump Administration is prepared to offer is more war and more debt. Anyone who believes that America can survive perpetual war and mindless debt with impunity is deluding themselves. We can’t. It will result in the end of the American experiment.

Trump again talked about the border wall, making it sound like it will keep both humans and drugs from entering our country.

Friends, immigrants aren’t the problem – this nation was built on the backs of immigrants. To deny that is to ignore the lessons of history

And, really, drugs aren’t the problem. The fact they are illegal is the problem. If drugs were legal violence associated with drugs stop and drug lords become mere vendors looking to move some product. Legalizing drugs is not going to make society any worse than it is now because people are already doing all the drugs they want. It merely won’t be a crime to use them.

He talked about health care. Good.

Doctors and health insurers must have the same access to the free market that any other business has. Right now they do not, they operate under significant government regulation with the result that healthcare is inaccessible to many and expensive for everyone. When all barriers to the free market are removed, innovation will increase and costs will come down, as they do anytime the government butts out of something.

Friends, we must stay informed and stay involved because if we don’t the status quo will ruin this country. It is up to demanding and concerned citizens like us, you and me – we the people – to hold our leaders accountable and to take charge of our government.

The government we want is as close as the next election, the 2018 midterms in 616 days. I’m ready to hold our leaders accountable. Are you?

Thank you for reading,

Gaylon

 

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The Diary of a Nobody 2/25/17

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Being A Good Citizen in 2017

By Gaylon Kent

No matter what your political affiliation, it is difficult to deny that right now we are living in times that are as momentous as they are tumultuous.

Times in America have often been tumultuous because America has never been perfect. Everyone who is not a white, land-owning, generally Protestant, male has had to fight for every gain, battles that are, of course, still being fought.

But never has this nation been closer to collapse. Our perpetual wars, the fact we are functionally broke and $20 trillion in debt and our bitter social divisions will destroy this country, probably before this half-century is out, if we don’t make substantive changes to the way we are governed.

In his first few weeks in office, President Donald Trump has given no indication he is going to make those changes. Indeed, there is no prospect of peace, our finances will continue to be a nightmare and our national divide is only going to deepen the next four years.

There is every prospect of the continued chaos that has been the hallmark of the first weeks of the Trump Administration. There is zero prospect of making substantive progress the next four years. Instead of grabbing the bull by the horns, America will be marking time.

What can we do? Glad you asked. Listen up:

Step One: We must acknowledge that our country needs us. Leaving our nation in the hands of the status quo will result in the same lousy government we’ve been getting. Only concerned and conscientious citizens like you and me will make America great again.

The status quo will change nothing.

Step Two: Stay informed. We must pay attention to what our government is doing to us. Regardless of the party in power and regardless of your political leanings, there is no substitute for concerned and conscientious citizens staying informed.

Step Three: Take action. Protest. Write your Congressman and Senator. Go to their town hall meetings. If you’re really moved, run for office. That’s how I protest. I don’t like the direction my country is taking and I have solutions to offer, so I’ve run for both the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

More than anything:

Be prepared to be a demanding and participating citizen next year in the 2018 midterm elections.

There is no substitute for demanding and participating citizens hold their leaders accountable. Support something other than the status quo, because the status quo has caused this mess. Fill out your ballot knowing that the government we want, a government that can truly make America great again, is as close as the next election.

Friends, our government, as always, is in our hands. It is not in the hands of the media, the lobbyists or the incumbents, although it might seem that way sometimes. Our government belongs to us, you and me, we the people. All we have to do is stay informed and stay involved.

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The Diary of a Nobody 2/22/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Wednesday, February 22
Well, I am pleased to report my new desk chair hasn’t broken yet

Overall, I am rather pleased with my home office. Longtime readers of this crap may – or they may not – recall that when we moved into The Shire a couple of years ago I bought was a pretty nice desk, actually a printer’s table, as it’s called…The chair I bought was serviceable but wasn’t the nice high back chair that came last week…Throw in the suh-weeet brown leather desk pad that retails for $225 that I bought for $35 and the pictures and maps and books and whatnot, and I have a home office to be pleased with.

The cat is getting a new yummy in the mornings…It’s called glop, and we discovered it a few years ago when we got our cat and her sister, who was born sick and died after a couple-three months…Anyway, we discovered glop while doing some research for something that was easy for a sick kitten to eat and digest and might give her some strength…Glop, or at least the glop we make, consists of water and mayonnaise and gelatin and condensed milk and some plain yogurt…I know this because I printed the recipe for The Wife, tho don’t ask me how to make it…I tried it once, just for funsies, and it actually wasn’t too bad and the cat seems to like it, too, so we now give it to her in the morning despite the fact she has dry food available all the time and she still gets her evening canned food.

Had some quality time at the gym today…I moved some good weight and followed that up with really good cardio and then spent 20 minutes or so in the sauna before hitting the hot springs…The Wife was off doing some volunteer work when I got home, so I spent the afternoon working on the Great American Novel I’ve been writing for a few months.

Filled the bird feeder today, too, since it’s been warm the lately and you can see the lawn again…The only problem is the only bird seed we have is some fancy pants stuff Her Majesty bought last week…It’s got pics on the bag and stuff, not plain red letters saying cheap bird seed and 20lbs for $6, which is the stuff I buy.

This stuff even looks fancy…It’s all sunflower seeds, and they’re oiled and black and whatnot and probably cost a lot more than six bucks.

We’ll be back to feeding them the 20 pounds for six bucks crap soon enough…They’re birds…They can’t tell the difference.

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The Diary of a Nobody 2/21/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Tuesday, February 21
Day trip!!!

The Wife and I were both in the mood to get out of town, so we went to a town about 90 minutes south of here. They have some outlet stores and the drive is pretty and it is actually the town we went to twice on Friday’s when I worked for the Doily Delivery Company.

Can somebody please explain to me the attraction of button fly, shrink-to-fit blue jeans???…The Wife goes completely bonkers over them and bought a pair of 501’s today…She said she used to wear then all the time but hadn’t had a pair in ages and was plain she was really pleased to have a pair again.

I was in the changing room with her as she was trying some on…She had several sizes because she was trying to figure out what size would be best after it shrunk…The label, and I am not making this up, actually had sizing instructions for sitting in water while wearing them and wearing them until they dried!!!…It also had instructions, rather sensible, for those who would not be sitting in a stream and would be utilizing a washing machine to shrink their new pants, as well as instructions for those who would just be wearing their jeans without washing them…I am not making that up either.

I can’t understand this at all…Why fuss over this???…Why put up with needing a degree from MIT to reckon what size you needed to buy and I really don’t understand tolerating the inconvenience of a fly that doesn’t have a zipper???…As a long time user of pants, I don’t see the point, which is why I only by pants with a zipper that fit when I am buying them!!!…

The Wife, tho, was so thrilled with her purchase she changed into them while we were getting a to-go coffee for the drive home…She said she is going to wear them for three days to start breaking them in, then she will wash them in cold water with no other clothes, then take them out of the washer and wear them until they dry and form to her ass, her words not mine.

That seems like an awful lot of work to me…But except for my overalls, I don’t wear denim pants and I never really have…Growing up, I didn’t like how long it took for denim to break in, so I always wore corduroys and in some pretty awful colors, too.

We also bought me some underwear, too…The Wife has been making her infamous noises about me needing new underwear for over a year now…I didn’t really need them until recently, though…I had four pairs of boxer briefs, real quality stuff, that has lasted for several years and I don’t mind spending money for quality gear, so I got four more pairs.

The only problem was I wasn’t entirely sure what I was buying at first…The box now says BOXER JOCK on it, only saying Boxer Brief in really small letters…Well, hell…I asked a guy who worked there what the hell a boxer jock was and he said don’t worry, it’s the same thing…I then asked, whispering because I didn’t want the whole goddamned store to hear this, whether they, you know, came with a fly…He assured me they did…While not doubting him, I asked if could pull one out of the box and he said sure…He was right, they had a fly, key when you’re a guy wearing boxer briefs.

The whole day was fun…I even completely lost my mind and let The Wife drive for the first hour or so…When we got out for a coffee and a donut she handed me the keys, noting how therapeutic the drive was.

It was therapeutic for me, too, honey…The sheer terror completely cleared my bowels…Thank you.

We didn’t get out the door till after 11am!!!…This was because I slept till a bit after 9am, the latest I’ve slept in ages…I had gotten up at 3:15am to use the can and felt pretty good and I went to bed thinking I’d be up in a couple hours but I was wrong, I slept for six more…All told I slept for over twelve hours.

We would’ve been out of the house sooner, but The Wife could not focus on getting out the door…She said she absolutely had to vacuum the rug in the kitchen before we could even think of leaving the house so I went and gassed up the car and got the mail. When I came back she still hadn’t vacuumed and, in fact, was texting someone and her first words when I walked in the door was a query about how to spell ‘spaghetti’ of all things.

Then she wanted me to listen to something…I said no, I don’t want to listen to anything, we should be out the door if we want to get back before the equinox.

Lunch was at a fast food place we don’t have in town…I addition to the other things, we went to the home improvement store – which we also don’t have in town – and The Wife bought a pretty fancy rake for spring raking and a few of those things you screw into walls to hang stuff up on.

The Wife said she had a good time.

I really like dates with my husband…You get snacks and things…


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The Diary of a Nobody 2/20/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Monday, February 20
Jacki, the girl who had a seizure and collapsed in aisle three yesterday was back today, evidently cleared for return to duty…She said she has epilepsy and needs to have her medication dosage altered…She added she got four stitches in her head, too…Jacki mentioned that I had called 9-1-1 and I said I was surprised she remembered that and she admitted she didn’t, The Wife had told her, adding the last thing she remembered was ringing up a sale then everything going blank.

I had to write a statement, too…There was an official form for this any everything, and I made sure to take my time because my penmanship is usually lousy and it turned out pretty readable.

I did the statement about halfway thru my shift…After I was done it was almost time for my break…I plan was to go upstairs and sit down for a while, but then I realized I left my water bottle at the check stand…Crap, the classic working man’s conundrum: sliddle upstairs and milk the break for a while or go and get my water bottle, letting everyone know when I’m leaving…Since writing the statement could take any length of time, going on break afterward without telling anyone could result in a nice, long break for Sparrow.

But I was thirsty, and I’m not a milker besides, so I went and got my water bottle and announced I was going to take a break…I was back at aisle two at a normal time.

When I got aisle two to begin my shift the first thing I did, even before turning on the light that heralded the lane was open, was clean the conveyor belt…I’ve been doing this for the past couple of weeks because I like having a clean conveyor belt because who knows what crap has accumulated there during the day.

The Wife and Patty, a service manager and a nice lady, happened to be walking by…Me applying cleaner to something, followed by wiping the cleaner off, caught her by surprise.

My God, look Patty, he’s actually cleaning something!!!

Patty put a hand to her mouth and made a sound, feigning surprise…To further cement my commitment to cleanliness, I made a show of dusting the area, too.

Took the day off from the resort…Sometimes you just need a three-dayer.

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The Daily Dose – February 20, 2017

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 The Daily Dose – February 20, 2017
By Gaylon Kent
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS WAS BEHIND THE SWEDEN ATTACKS, TOO: Before the last presidential election we said that Donald Trump was an embarrassment as a candidate and it was reasonable to presume he would be an embarrassment as president. As any employer knows, the best indicator of future performance is past performance.

Told You So: We were right. After a month President Trump – President Trump! – is presiding over a government that is as chaotic as it is embarrassing. They’ve declared war on everything and everyone and soon they will declare war on themselves because it’s difficult to believe the chaos inside the White House isn’t as strong as the chaos outside.

Bowling Green: Never Forget: Also, they are lying at a rate that would draw applause from the Nixon Administration.

Fly In The Ointment: The consequences of this are, and will continue to be, profound, both domestically and internationally.

Leading Off: Domestically, it means nothing of substance is going to get done. None of the issues that will destroy this country before this half-century is out – including our perpetual wars and the fact we are functionally broke and $20 trillion in debt – are going to be addressed. America will spend the next four years marking time when we could have been making progress on ensuring the long-term prosperity of our country.

And In This Corner: Internationally, it will speed up the end of America as the world’s only superpower.

For decades other nations looked to America for leadership, and this transcended partisan politics. Regardless of who was in power, America was an example for the rest of the world.

F*ck That Noise: No more. Those days are passing quicker than a bad meal. With nobody leading America, there is not an America to lead the world. America is defaulting on its collective responsibility to its citizens and the rest of the planet at a time when we could be setting the pace for peace and prosperity. America, however, with the full consent of its citizens, is taking a pass on peace and prosperity.

Dry, Technical Matter: We’ve said this before here: we thought a Trump defeat last November would spell the end of the Republican Party. Now his victory just might do that. It is difficult to believe the GOP members of the House and Senate will remain a part of this fiasco for long.

The Bottom Line: We don’t think Trump cares about any of this. He is the most talked about human on the planet and we suspect this is all that’s important to him.

WE DELIVER FOR YOU: The United States Postal Service is established on this date in 1792 when President George Washington signs the Postal Act of 1792.

Officially known as An Act to Establish the Post-Office and Post Roads within the United States, the Act details dozens of postal road routes and other exciting measures, such as an annual salary of $2,000 for the postmaster general and an annual salary of $1,000 for his assistant.

Dry, Technical Matter: $2,000 in 1792 is worth a bit less than $50,000 today.

Oh, Jesus H: Today, Postmaster General Megan Brennan earns a salary of $286,840.

3…2…1…Blastoff: John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth on this date in 1962. Flying abord Friendship 7, Glenn orbited earth three times in just under five hours. Glenn would return to space in 1998, at the age of 77, aboard the space shuttle Discovery.

FunFact: Glenn was the second human to orbit the earth, following Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union, who orbited the earth once on man’s first space flight in April 1961.

Whoops, Our Bad: The Emergency Broadcast System is accidently activated on this date in 1971, causing confusion nationwide.

WTF??? A recording of this event as it occurred on WOWO-AM, Fort Wayne, Indiana, makes for interesting listening. After interrupting The Partridge Family’s Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted, announcer Bob Sievers comes on the air to say they are interrupting their regularly scheduled programing at the request of the United States government.

Sievers, however, is not entirely sure what the emergency is:

At this point, at the microphone, I know of nothing to cause this…

Can Someone Cue Up A Three Dog Night Song For Me?: It is plain Sievers has some zero clue what is going on, but he does an admirable job of winging it.

We are endeavoring to find out ourselves…We’ve received this emergency action notification with the proper identification indicating a national emergency…

There wasn’t, however, anything to cause the activation of the Emergency Broadcast System. What happened was an operator in the Air Force put the wrong message on a tape, a message that included the code word to indicate there was a real, live emergency and everyone within the sound of Bob Sievers voice should prepare to kiss their ass goodbye.

Whew: In the end, after about 40 minutes, Sievers was able to report to his listeners that the whole affair was a mistake, properly blamed it on those Air Force misfits, and resumed regular WOWO programing.

Thought For The Day: I will get ready, and then, perhaps, my time will come. – John Wooden

Answer To The Last Trivia Question: There was not a Trivia feature last time.  

Today’s Stumper: Following both his spaceflights, John Glenn took part in a ticker-tape parade in New York City, making one of one ten people to be honored with more than one parade. One person has been honored with three ticker tape parades. Name him or her.

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The Diary of a Nobody 2/19/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Sunday, February 19
The Wife and I were in the shower this morning and, what with my hair growing out and all, I determine it was time to wash my hair with shampoo, that first time that’s happened in over ten years…The Wife happens to have the shampoo in her hand and I hold my hand out and she mocks me by putting a very small amount on my palm, noting I don’t have enough hair to warrant a full dosage…I looked at the shampoo without enthusiasm.

Christ, honey, I brush my teeth with more stuff than that!

Later, after we’re out of the shower, she’s sitting down blow drying her hair when I sashay in to brush my teeth and she mocks me yet again by handing me a hair brush.

Damn, lots of whining today at the resort…One husband and wife were pissed we didn’t have a grinder for their coffee beans…Another was pissed his unit wasn’t ready at the 2pm time his VIP status entitled him to.

He didn’t complain too much to me when I began his check-in process a bit after 2pm…But by 3pm he was really complaining to Tanya about it.

Honeslty, I’d feel the same way if I were in his shoes…Owners pay good money for their perks and to not get a 2pm check-in when you are entitled to one would rankle me, too…No doubt…But he didn’t really need to take it out on me…It was a bit after 3pm, the swing shift crew was here, including Tanya, was working till 5pm or so, and I was in the office counting the drawer for the gift shop…I came out to do something or another and he starts in on me because evidently I’m more concerned with getting out of here than helping him…I’ve already apologized profusely and he didn’t really need to be ragging on me, and he was entitled to know this, too…So I walked up to him and smiled and said:

I’m sorry you feel that way, Sir…I’m a working man and I have another job to go to.

I said this solemnly, and if he got the impression I worked 120 or so hours a week well, I have no control over that…For his part, he did show some contrition, but he continued to complain to Tanya.

This really happened at the retailer today: the couple whom I talked bird seed with last week, who said they would report back to me to share their findings on the expensive bird seed and the cheap bird seed actually came back and reported their findings to me!

I am not making that up!!!…I didn’t recognize them, but they recognized ol’ Sparrow tho, of course, I recognized them as soon as they mentioned the bird seed…I am pleased to report that they said the birds LOVED the cheap bird seed, just like I said they would…They said they were starting to get a nice variety of birds, too, all of which makes me want to get our bird feeder going again.

The big news, tho, at the retailer was I had to call 9-1-1…I am not making that up, either…I was on Aisle 5 checking someone out when I hear a thud followed by a woman yelling for help…I get there pretty quickly – leaving my beloved Aisle 5 completely exposed to vandals – and our new checker Jackie, a girl in her mid-20’s, has fallen down…She’s had a seizure, tho this is the type that freezes the body because she’s not twitching, tho her left arm is sticking up.

Well, I call 9-1-1 immediately…A manager named Felicia is there, and so are a couple of others and they are doing a good job of letting nature take its course…Paramedics come in a few minutes and by this time she is coherent again and even sitting on a chair, a direct violation of the instructions I relayed from the dispatcher who said to leave her laying down.

Jackie was later returned to duty, tho she had a nice bandage on her head…She was talking the Connie the personnel chief about something or another…Their lives seemed complete without me interfering with my two cents, so I didn’t bother them.

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The Diary of a Nobody 2/18/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Saturday, February 18
One of the lessons I’ve tried to impart here is to always confirm your lodging reservations.

That, however, does not appear to be enough…Make sure when you confirm you make sure you write down the correct dates.

This morning a Mr Del Valle comes to the desk…He was scheduled to arrive a week ago for a seven-night stay, but instead showed up last night, a week late…Bianca gave him a room on the theory we could reinstate the reservation, and told Mr Del Valle to come by and the wizards on the morning crew to square everything away.

Well, as it was Anyssa had the day off and Tanya, my fellow supervisor, was at the desk when he came by…She asked me what we should do…His reservation was actually an exchange thru another company, so I called them and they said whoops, the reservation has been canceled…Someone else told me they were sorry, but the reservation could not be reinstated for reasons that go beyond the scope of even this crap.

So Tanya says we can piece together a week’s stay for them, but then I bring up the canceled reservation and the small matter of how we are going to be paid for it…Tanya sees this point immediately and refers him the company that handles rentals for us…As it was, they were able to reserve a week here, tho they have to pay cash for it and not exchange credits…Mr Del Valle was very grateful…He is about my age and is a pleasant, amiable, harmless sort you could rather easily see getting his vacation dates wrong.

At the retailer, this person who looks about twelve comes up to Aisle 5 looking for a pack of smokes…I ask for ID and the name is Monique Anastasia, I forget the last name…I raised an eyebrow because despite the chick names the person looked like a man…Or, more accurately, a boy…I considered not making the sale and telling the person the ID belonged to someone else but the picture matched and the ID showed no signs of tampering or being fake, and I have some experience in these matters, so I rang the smokes up…As she walked away she sort of looked a girl from the back, so I think I made the right call.

My fellow cashier Abdul was feeling chatty and we were so slow he was actually able to come chat with me a couple of times…The only problem is I can’t understand a damn thing he says most times…One, he’s from Senegal and English is third or fourth language, behind French, Spanish and whatever the hell they speak in Senegal…Second, he tends to mumble and all I could really make out was “politics” “run again” and “World War III”…I’m pretty good at following along and nodding when appropriate, but if Abdul is wondering why I’m not more conversational, that’s why.

He works 80 hours a week – I whine, a lot, about the 52 I put in between the resort and the retailer – also working graveyards at the grocery store and he said he is going to go back to Senegal for a while at the end of the year…Then he might come back to the states, work a couple more years till he’s 60 or so, then retire back to Senegal where evidently it is cheaper to live than at fancy pants ski town.

Set a personal record by not needing change for my cash drawer at all tonight…I worked both aisle 4 and Aisle 5 and both were well stocked with cash and coins…Usually, I have to replenish, sometimes twice, but we were really slow tonight.

There’s a young couple that comes through my line most Saturday nights…The guy is tall with a chiseled face and the wife is pretty cute and their kid is adorable and I’ve always had the impression they got married because he knocked her up…He always comes in in work clothes, I gather he works on a ranch, and always looks tired and it is plain he is trying to take good care of his family, which you gotta respect…Tonight, among other things, they had some mac and cheese, the leading national brand, too, and I smiled and held up a box, tapping it knowingly like I sometimes do, and the guy smiled and said it was his treat for the week.

You’re not sharing it with your wife???

The wife, for her part, made a face and sound, indicating she didn’t like mac and cheese.

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The Diary of a Nobody 2/17/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Friday, February 17
Damn, Tanya came in today about noon and said she was scared…I am not making this up!!!…At first, I thought it was my hair growing out that scared her, but she said no, immigration was in town and rounding people up.

Crap, that is something I can’t even relate to. Tanya and her family came to the states when she was about three, which is about 17 years ago because she’s 20 or so now…Tanya said she has a card authorizing her to work in the US, but that’s about it…She isn’t a citizen…I told Tanya not to jump off any bridges until she got to them but that didn’t do any good, she was fretting the whole afternoon, constantly on the phone looking for updates, in case she needed to flee…I told her it wasn’t likely they were taking away people already authorized to work here, but she insisted they were taking away non-citizens regardless.

Not only that, she’s worried about her family, her boyfriend and pretty much every non-white in town, too. She was explaining their assorted statuses and it got kind of confusing, frankly.

Later, I’m in the office doing some supervisor stuff and Tanya is at the desk talking to someone and I think I hear him asking for another front desk clerk so immediately I get worried…I peek out and it’s some kid in a ballcap and big earphones, so I’m breathing easier because it’s not the fuzz, unless they’ve completely changed how they go undercover nowadays. I asked Tanya what they guy wanted because I heard the clerk’s name mentioned and she said he knew her and was asking about working here.

Tanya added the other girl is “Gucci” because she’s married to a US citizen.

I changed the bottle on the water cooler in the break room today, for the first time in a while, and I am pleased to report the inside remains mold free…Regular readers of this crap might – or they might not – recall that a couple-three months ago I was changing the water bottle and saw some green stuff inside…I reported this to Jason the Maintenance Manager and, later, the water delivery guy, both of whom waved it off as nothing to worry about…I didn’t really believe this, but seeing as I’d been drinking from the cooler for a year and was still alive seemed a pretty good sign…I cleaned the mold off and it hasn’t returned since, so I think we might be OK.

Julie, our new manager is gone…She had been suspended earlier in the week and we had an email today saying she no longer our manager.

Sigh…Another one gone…I have no idea why, either, but I am sad to see her go. Julie always treated me well and was funny and we got along great…The position is open and The Wife has already encouraged me to apply but I don’t know…I got turned down last time, recall, but I probably will anyway.

The Diary of a Nobody is a novel. All elements are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Anything else is a coincidence.

It was inspired by the 19th-century British novel of the same name.

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