I heard on the news yet more reasons why Canada sucks and that this is NOT a democratic country but in actual fact a Fascist Police State: there was this guy who made a parody song mocking the PM and once the gov’t found out about it he was fired(his job was tracking bird migration)even though he was just a month away from retirement. So much for freedom of speech or being able to criticize the gov’t! You’d think this was North Korea or something where you don’t dare speak out against “Dear Leader”. Scientists are also being muzzled and are not allowed to talk about their research or their work, and yet another “Big Brother” tactic that happens in a State-run Totalitarian regime and not in a democracy: 17 families in Toronto are being forced out of their million $$$$ homes, being expropriated for a school that’s going to be built! In a free society you would NOT be forced off your OWN property that YOU own; the State would not and should not have that authority, and only in a Police State would such a thing ever occur. More and more all the time all our rights, privacy, freedoms, and democracy is being eroded away and steamrolled over. Certain “activist” groups are even “red-flagged” by the RCMP and monitored and are not allowed to assemble or hold protests,either. Freedom of assembly my ass. Freedom of speech my ass.
As well, I went into the livingroom with my iPod music and my hubby and the 20 YR old blasted me and started screaming at me that I’m “rude”, “inconsiderate”, “garbage”etc. as they were watching TV(even though I always come in at that time every day..I hate it with my hubby on vacation and around all the time; he disrupts my routine)…..except for the fact that they really weren’t; my hubby was actually working on his costume for “Fan Expo” and the 20 YR old was doing something or other with his deck of cards; the TV was just on for “background noise”(something I never did understand; either watch the show or turn it off!) and besides, it was an old episode they’ve already seen,anyway! I’m sick of my hubby always insulting and complaining about my music and with my Asperger’s I also have a hard time knowing what’s acceptable and what’s not and I get confused and don’t know what the big deal is when people get so mad….the way *I* see it is we can BOTH do our own separate things in the same room at the same time; they can still watch TV and I can still listen to my music….I don’t see the conflict or the problem….why does one have to kick out the other….I get so mixed up with things and don’t understand but then everyone “jumps” on me and hates me for something that’s so-called “inconsiderate” I did or that offends someone and I really had no idea or any intention of it and then they criticize and belittle me and make me feel all humiliated,embarrassed, bullied, and demeaned.
When I got what I THOUGHT I wanted I actually ended up leaving behind and losing what was actually best.
I just LOVE this fancy, elegant, swanky furniture! A vendor at the “Ex” the other day was selling it and I took this photo off their pamphlet. I didn’t have the nerve to find out the cost as I was scared to ask, knowing it would be way out of our budget but this is the style that I absolutely love; it’s like the kind that the Queen would have at Buckingham Palace! It looks so regal and ritzy but my hubby thinks it’s gaudy; he prefers redneck style like a camo recliner or chairs with a hockey logo on them( talk about tacky!) but he never did have good taste anyway. It’s just a dream for me to get this anyway as we don’t have any room to put it even if we ever did have the $$$$ and I DO like the similar-style French Provincial furniture that we have, but this is my fave. It’s not uncommon for people in countries like Iran and Kuwait to have this kind of furniture in their homes; I guess they have a higher class and better taste than people here….
As well we had an end of summer BBQ and I sent Patti a message to invite her but she never replied until later as it turned out she was out all day and my hubby said he didn’t think I was talking to her anymore (whaat? Why would he think that?) and the kids also did yardwork and the 8 YR old complained so my mother started to do his FOR him….until the other kids protested that is, esp. when she said he’s the youngest but had the “most” work when really he had the least and they “revolted” at the injustice of her coddling him and taking over his share letting him get away with it, and the 12 YR old uses a lint roller on Buddy to get rid of his loose fur when he’s shedding, and and our hydro bill is 500$ this month,too, but we only have 300$ saved up for it so my hubby had to give my mother more $$$ this month to cover it as she just doesn’t *have* the extra $$$$ to pay it! I also noticed police everywhere at the “Ex” the other day; they were everywhere( usually you just see the odd one here and there) so I wonder if they got a security or terror threat or something that day?