Posts Tagged With venting my spleen

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 / 10:52 am

Venting My Spleen: Cars

Sometimes I wonder about the sanity of our populace.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: venting my spleen | cars | air pollution | stupid exercising

cars and gyms

Just a little something I've been pissed off about for years.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 / 2:56 pm

Venting My Spleen: Election Day

My adventure in voting after a long, long day.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: venting my spleen | Voting | Voter ID | Polling Places

Eddie Stackhouse

I had worked all day (ten hours, to be exact) and was tired, hungry, and crabby.

The drive home down Killer Highway 177 was long.  I couldn't wait to see my happy dogs and get something in my starving self.

But as I was nearing my turnoff I realized that it was election day.  There was a County Commissioner race and a School Board race.

I have never missed an election but as I pulled into my driveway I actually considered skipping this one.  I climbed out of my car, dogs hopping happily all around me, and walked into the house.

And knew I wasn't going to skip this one either.

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Monday, February 6, 2012 / 6:14 am

Venting My Spleen: The Koch Brothers and the EPA

More scary stuff about how they are everywhere.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: EPA | venting my spleen | Koch Brothers | Congressman James Lankford | Senators Inhofe and Coburn | environment

Dust Bowl dust storm

A couple of years ago I was standing outside the Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee, Oklahoma waiting for our brand new Republican Congressman James Lankford to arrive for his Town Hall Meeting.

I was standing with a bunch of feisty Democrats who were holding signs of protest.  (Mine was pink and said “Tax the Rich.”  I was, as usual, ahead of my time.)

People who were supporters of Lankford began streaming in and eyed us with suspicion and/or amusement as they walked through the door.

One old geezer guy stopped to have a conversation.  He kept saying that the EPA should be abolished.

I hadn't been tuning in to the right wing talk radio shows for a while so I had no idea why he was so vehement about it.  But he was.  In spades.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / 7:59 am

Venting My Spleen: Joe Scarborough

Nobody on set said a word.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: venting my spleen | Joe Scarborough

I am an emotion junkie.  It stimulates my brain stem.  I guess that's why I watch Morning Joe.  I listen to Limbaugh and Hannity, too.  Ostensibly I say it's to check out what the opposition is doing.  And that's true.  Somebody's gotta do it. 

But another reason I listen to and watch all those guys is that they stimulate my cognitive self and get me thinking about why I am for or against something.

Joe Scarborough did it for me (again) yesterday. 

His anti-union diatribe (without actually using the word “union” except once) about how fabulous capitalism is because it's efficient and cuts the dead weight out of a company and that's good.  He said all this to defend Mitt Romney's ill-gotten gains from raiding companies and then firing folks.  His not so delicate point was that the goon squad of the Union protects lazy, good-for-nothing workers.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 / 11:01 am

Venting My Spleen: Dylan Ratigan

So reminiscent of a meth addict that she wants to punch him in the face.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: venting my spleen | Dylan Ratigan

Dylan Ratigan

Dylan Ratigan really irritates me.

His convoluted, rapid-fire, stuttering delivery, very reminiscent of a full-blown meth addict, leaves me so uptight I feel like punching him in the face.

Luckily I am a pacifist.

He has these long rants, full of clause after clause after clause, never coming to a conclusion, that just drives me up the wall.

But that isn't the only thing that makes me nuts.  It's his latest exhibition of Glenn Beckian behavior that is stunningly off-the-wall.

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Friday, January 13, 2012 / 9:03 am

Venting My Spleen: To My Liberal Friends Who Buy Into the Big Lie

Do not give her any of that Ron Paul crap.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: venting my spleen | politics

C-SPAN logo

It really irritates me when people who should know better buy into the Big Lie that politics is a nasty game and there are only crooks and liars who participate in it.  I mean, it burns me up!

This is what I have to say to you:

Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Jerry Nadler, Jackie Spier, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Janice Schakowsky, Raul Grijalva, Dennis Kucinich, Frank Pallone, Jesse Jackson, Jr., George Miller, John Conyers, David Obey, Paul Wellston, Morris Udall, Anna Shoo, Edward Markey, Donna Edwards, Doris Matsui, Chris Van Hollen, Steve Israel, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, and ET CETERA!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 / 7:02 pm

Venting My Spleen: Before the EPA

Some people want to return to the days of yuck.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: Mitt Romney | Ron Paul | EPA | 2012 election | venting my spleen

I've been listening to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul tonight at the end of the New Hampshire primary.


Both of them want to go back to what America used to be before that nasty ole Big Government grabbed us by the necks and threw us to the ground.  I think some pictures are worth several thousand words.  Take a look at what America looked like before the Environmental Protection Agency was founded.

Just in case you forgot.  Or weren't born yet.

See it here.

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Friday, January 6, 2012 / 6:44 am

Venting My Spleen: Getting Big Pharma Outta My Life

Because papayas are hard to get in Oklahoma.

by Donna Schoenkopf

Tags: health | Big Pharma | venting my spleen


Acid reflux.  I've got it.  And a hiatal hernia on top of that. 

It's gotta be the disease of our modern age.  Just about everyone I know above a certain age has it.

I was put on Dexilant to heal my ravaged esophagus.  But the side effects were so egregious (bone fractures, among other things) that I decided I would try to get relief some other way.  And you do know that all these drugs have horrible side effects, don't you?

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