A conspiracy and a confession

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A sunny day greets me as I rise a little late this morning. Ran out of the normal allergy meds and had to use Benadryl before bedtime. It works well, but the side effects are a deep but not so restful sleep, late awakening and drowsiness for the first couple of hours.

I am just finishing my first cup at a quarter past nine. 9:15 for you who are post digital, and filled it for the completion of this little morning missive. So with a fresh cup where do we go?

The news? A local 26 year old man is charged with rape of a consenting 13 year old. My thoughts are all over the place on this one. No he shouldn’t have. But a rape charge? Don’t they have a sex with a minor child law here? I dunno …

More rockets in Israel. More targets in Gaza. HAMAS is acting badly, and my hope is that the Palestinian people will weary of these jihadist and toss them out. Yeah. False hope.

Obama can’t catch a break. I don’t think he deserves a lot of the abuse he gets, and perhaps I gloat a bit too much when he does get caught out. I do think he expanded the executive way beyond what he should have, no matter how noble it seems to him and others.

Yeeps. I am beginning to see what happens when I don’t write. The quality of my words and sentences goes down dramatically.

If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
~ Jascha Heifetz 

Lois Learner. I think that there is so much pressure on the IRS upper echelon that some bureaucrat is going to crack. And an old saw goes:

“Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.”
– Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack

And with that, time goes by … the smell of ersatz sausage wafts by the studio, and soon Snookums will signal breakfast is ready. Today is preparation day. A day to get ready for a day of rest. All the food is cooked today. The Shabbat table is laid, awaiting candle lighting. In my not so orthodox home, Shabbat always arrives at 6 PM instead of sundown. I guess that makes me a heretic of some sort, but *shrug* ….

Good morning!

~r

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3 thoughts on “A conspiracy and a confession

    Lia said:
    July 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Benedryl disables me for the whole next day ! I

    I’m not sure a 13 year old really understands “consent” . Yes rape is a strong word, but there is quite the difference between a 26 year old and a 13 year old and the man must be an idiot if he thought that he could get away with having sex with a child that age in this day and age when it is quite frowned upon, even a crime.

    One day wars will end Rusty……till then it is a sad and awful thing.

      rustyarmor responded:
      July 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      I wasn’t defending the guy, but I think it weakens the word rape. Not that I am opposed to him getting as severe of a sentence as one who does violently rape …

        Lia said:
        July 11, 2014 at 3:10 pm

        I didn’t really take it as you defending him at all. I just think a 26 year old should have enough sense to stay away from young girls. It’s no secret that it is a crime . Now had it been a 16 or 17 year old, it would not be quite as bad, but 13 is a child like it or not. At least I consider them children, in this culture at least.

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