Finding the latest Trump news can be a real hassle. I never voted for the guy and can’t stand the sight of him, but it is important for Progressives to make sure to keep up on what this man is doing so that he gets away with nothing. I don’t trust the corporate media to keep Trump on a leash, and I certainly don’t expect the Republican party to lift a finger to keep this man in check. I thought maybe the Russia investigations would have revealed the true extent of Trump’s corruption, but the media got distracted by other stuff and now we’re not hearing about it.
I still like to keep tabs on what the media are saying about Trump, however, but there are only so many hours in the day to slog through various websites looking for Trump’s latest shenanigans. (more…)
I told the kids that we would be moving from our two bedroom apartment to one of the nicer 3 bedroom Stone Oak apartments as soon as the lease was up where we were living. My wife could not be happier. Me too for that matter. We moved here in a hurry because of the place where my wife and I both worked went bankrupt. We showed up after a long holiday weekend to find the gate locked with a chain and guards posted. There were big signs that advised how the facility was permanently closed. I did not think that kind of corporate behavior existed in this new century, but it still does. There was not even a warning. I spoke with managers who told me they did not know either.
Well, we scrambled to find work in the same industry, and we found it here in Texas almost a 1000 miles away from where we called home. The landlord back home let us out of our lease without a penalty, and we grabbed the first apartment we could here. I wanted a short term lease, but the landlord would not give us one, so we spent a year in a two bedroom place with 2 kids. (more…)
It was really a stroke of luck. I was out one night at a bar, where I was supposed to meet this guy that I was going to buy a car from. He never showed up, from what I learned later he had got into some sort of incident with his ex girlfriend and her new man. At any rate I ran into a guy I had not seen in months when I walked out the door. He yelled at me and gave me this number to call. Two days later I was looking for apartments in Richardson TX, because the number was about this great coding job. (more…)
Apartments for rent in Boston area became a very important matter for me recently after I accepted a high level position with the Necco candy company. You are probably familiar with some of their products. They make those delicious wafer candies as well as the much more popular conversation hearts, the ones with the words on them you see around Valentine’s Day every year. Accepting the position is going to be a wise career move, but it also meant I needed to find a place to live close to the company. I wasn’t about to commute from Boston.
In fact, I didn’t want to live in Boston either. It’s not my kind of city due to the crowding and the horrific traffic. What I needed was a luxury apartment somewhere in Revere where Necco is located. I was fortunate in that my new job paid me a terrific salary and even offered to help with relocation expenses. That meant I could swing for the moon as far as living arrangements. (more…)
I came up with one of the most brilliant ideas while watching an infomercial. The infomercial was about one of those home exercise devices that lets people do pull ups while standing in their door frame. I thought an even better idea would be to make something like that, but as a full frame, rather than something that fits in a door. I wanted to know how much is a pound of copper worth because I wanted to make entire frame out of copper. Copper can be malleable and strong when given the right amount of support, and it would need good support to handle my full body weight while doing pull ups and other exercises. (more…)