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Pet lovers will you send warm wishes to my cat.

Wife asked me to post this:

Our baby Brody will going in for surgery--the vet found a lump on his neck Friday-- he will be going in for surgery Feb 3rd.

His blood work was good. Kidney working, liver working and blood sugar normal. But they won't know if the lump is cancerous until they cut it out.

So please send some good thoughts.

His eye is healing nice we have been putting the ointment on. and trying to get the Amoxicillin in him twice a day. I'm still trying to figure out how he got pneumonia. He's an in door cat.

Yes I will admit with me working 40 hours and my wife working 40+ we haven't been around our babies as much as we should and my wife feels like the worse owner in the world.

We are saving up for the surgery and our landlord is being nice enough to let half the rent on the 1st and the second half on the 7th of Feb.

Let's hope all goes well and the surgery is no more than the vet said it would be.

Has any country decided to Boycott the Olympics in Russia due to Russia's Anti-Gay stance?

I know countries have boycotted the games in the past but I was wondering has any country decided not to go?

Once upon a time my Sister-in-law was raised in a democratic union loving home than she got married.

She is a Republican lover now and her mind set has completely changed.

My wife and s-i-l 's mother is turning 75 in Feb. Now around late Sept wife thought it would be nice to have a 75th SURPRISE birthday party for her mother. We had finally gotten over that hump of the $800 in car repairs we needed done and living in our new place we are hoping to eventually get a nest egg going or at least a small savings.

anyways mother in law is always having money issues. she is retired and even though between the pension and social security she is making about what she made each month working ( she retired about 12 years ago.) she is always in a bind. My wife is always trying to help her out when she can. After christmas she begged me and I eventually agreed to add her to our cell phone allowing her to make calls long distance and talk unlimitedly.

Now keep in mind we are stuck in this hell hole of a town because of my wife's crazy idea of obligation to her mother. SIL couldn't wait to leave and only comes in to town and stays the min. amount of time. So after christmas wife wanted to nail down if we are doing the party OR as SIL first suggested give the mother the money and forget the party.

Wife flipped flopped on the issue and than sil BUT today SIL insisted that they have a party and demanded to know when wife was going to come up with her half of the $500 bill for the rental space and catering.

This news came after I gave my wife some bad news of our own Our cat Brody-and the one she is attached to is really sick and has issues. To back up a little we notice Brody has an eye infection and my wife was worried he was losing weight. Brody is a bean pole--at least if he was a human but the lightest of the 3 cats. so she makes an appointment with a new vet. We had a vet but let's just say the vet pissed me off and I had no intent on going back than we moved and all those problems and wife getting the new job and than the new move. We care for our cats. We love our cats but a vet visit was low on our list for a while Giving them food shelter love and a safe place to live was higher.

anyways $150 dollar visit not ONLY med for the eye infection BUT YES he is under weight, and he has pneumonia and THAT isn't the worse part they found a lump in his neck that they need to operate on. Surgery will be starting around $150 -200. The blood work showed his blood sugar normal, kidney and liver functioning well so that was good news.

So my sister in law expects us to come up with money for a party at a place she hasn't booked yet AND yet gets pissy at my wife for believing we should do a small cake and give her money and time together. My wife is going to help out her mom after this party is over and sil things she has done the greatest thing in the world and goes back home two states away..

Any suggestions?

Also what is the best way to get liquid meds down a cats throat and ointments in his eye.

A question my wife just asked me and I am posing it here: How much is TV affecting our politics?

In the 1990s we had shows like Xena and Buffy and charmed with strong women leads and our country seemed to have very progressive laws and laws that help keep women independent.

Last 10 years we see shows that have women in a submissive role or secondary roles We see how women where treated in the 50s and 60s with mad men. You have shows like 19 kids and counting showing a woman who believes in the concept of being "submissive to her husband". In one of the books she has written--though one has to wonder if the "Big Man--Jim Bob--really ALLOWS her to write the books. Anyways she says a woman should be silent and look at her husband with love and adoration as he talks Make him believe that what he is saying is the most important thing.

Likewise we are now seeing laws that are basically destroying abortion rights.

Is it really life imitating art or art imitating life?

House Republicans Are Pushing A Bill That Would Force The IRS To Audit Rape Victims


House Republicans are currently advancing the “No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act,” or HR 7, a measure that would impose sweeping restrictions on abortion coverage that could make the procedure less affordable for Americans across the country. In addition to preventing low-income women from using their Medicaid coverage to access abortion, HR 7 could also have dramatic implications for the tax code and the private insurance market. One of its most controversial provisions could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims.

Why? Because HR 7 eliminates medical-expense deductions for abortion care, essentially raising taxes on the women who opt to have an abortion. Like many abortion restrictions, this provision includes an exemption for victims of rape and incest, as well as women who encounter life-threatening complications from their pregnancies. But in order to enforce those exceptions, the IRS would have to verify that the women who are claiming a medical-expense deduction for an abortion fall into one of those three categories, to ensure they’re not committing tax fraud.

My wife is livid.

Fort Lee Question: How many people lost their jobs for not getting to work on time?

Could they somehow hold the Christie administration responsible AND if they lost their jobs and where denied unemployment could they possible gain unemployment now?

Let's tie Congress' salaries to unemployment. When it is cut for people on unemployment it

gets cut for them as well.

"No good" -- wife said. "They will just have to tighten their belt straps and just just live off the millions they already have.

anyone caught this article from talking point memo.

GOP Senator: We May Block Jobless Benefits Even If We Get Amendments


A Republican senator suggested to reporters on Tuesday that the GOP may not allow an up-or-down vote on a revival of jobless benefits even if his party is able to offer amendments to the bill, as they've been pushing for.

"They're saying we have to agree -- we guarantee we pass the bill when we don't even know what's in it yet?" said Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND). "How does that work?"

Hoeven is essentially saying that Republicans reserve the right to filibuster the unemployment benefits bill in the end if their amendments fail. His remark came as he was asked about Democratic leaders' concern that even if they allow GOP amendments that pose problems for vulnerable Democratic senators, Republicans may still block a final vote on extending unemployment benefits.

My wife is pissed her new smart phone won't allow her to create ringtones for each individual

My wife got her very first smart phone this weekend. She has always used a flip phone and with the last 2 flip phones she had she has been able to assign a ring to each individual on her call list. SO by hearing the ring she had an idea if not KNEW who was calling.

My wife got a Concord T Mobile phone and to get my wife more interested in the phone our 12 year old cousin put on a Doctor Who live wallpaper which is the TARDIS spinning around and moving as you move the phone.

She also put on a bunch of ringtones Doctor Who related for my wife to pick from.

So naturally my wife is exploring the phone now BUT to give people ring tones she can't and she looked at me and said "For a 'Smartphone' it really isn't smart"

Wife bumpped into a doctor who fan who got the last copy of Day of the Doctor and he asked her

Which is your doctor. She said 10 will always be her 4 and he nodded and said " Personally 5 is my 4".

Now I like doctor who but what the heck? and do any of you have numbers like that?

I will be honest IF Christie is still held up as a seriously candidate for anything after the whole

bridge issue and with the 91 year old woman and 9 year old girl I will no longer fight my wife who is so close to giving up on the "Political/democratic Illusion" as she is now calling it.

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