i had an 'interesting' day today- as i went to my beloved mechanic shop with the car- i guess a link pin? whatever the fuck that is- broke and that's why the car was driving so very shittily. anyhoo, i knew i was in trouble when i walked in and saw a room full of blue haired men. and one lone nerdly looking guy with a backpack and a texting machine (aka cell phone). i'll give you three guesses what they were blathering about- and three more as to which side they were blathering on. look, i generally keep my mouth shut in these situations for the same reason i don't entertain trolls- you can't change a closed heart and mind with rationality and facts. it really is that simple.
so, i sat there and i listened until things got misogynistic. i mean really? really? i am a complete stranger and you are going to sit there and 1) call nancy pelosi ugly and 'a dog' while in the same breath 2) sarah palin is good looking with moxie. that was really the straw for me. seriously. when then nice man sitting next to me assumed for some reason i was right wing and would respond warmly to his 'excuse me while i throw up' remark in response to the obama peace prize thing- oh, boy...
so, this is what i said that brought the room to an awkward silence- i simply told them that the medicare system was 'reformed' in 2003 under a republican congress and that folks are penalized 10% a year more for their medicare premiums for each year over 65 they don't enroll. yep. hey, you want to talk politics and you want to talk smack about the side you aren't on- at least use facts and not body parts to oh, make your point. seriously.
i did agree with the one nice man when he said bush destroyed the republican party- but i very thoughtfully didn't add that it was also neanderthals like the folks in that room. personal responsibility, eh, jeb?