Wednesday, February 17, 2010


~~Warning: the following post is chock full of intense sarcasm and downright snarkiness. No apologies are made for hurt feelings or trite comments.~~

We got our "money's worth" did we?  Whatever VP.

Glad you think so in your bunker hidden beneath...wait, we aren't supposed to know, remember. Open mouth, insert foot do that incredibly well. Be sure to say that line again when the estimated 5 million folks currently depending on unemployment get cut off in a few months. We got our money's worth alright...wonder how all those that voted FOR you and the Prez are feeling right about now...wonder how many of them are set to get cut off come June?

This year is shaping up to be a doozy. A big fat wake up call for millions of folks that have been happily floating along in a daze of sublime bullshit. It's not yet too late to do a little something that will help in the lean times to come (maybe a few months), but seriously at this point how many are going to listen...after all, the government will save them. Oops, forgot about Katrina, Ike and Haiti (which really isn't our responsibility but there is that whole damned if you do, damned if you don't thing) already haven't they? Yep, government will save you you right into non-being. How many less mouths to feed is that now? (I can see them asking one another over their lattes in a bunker filled with everything they themselves need to survive.)

Keep right on believing that folks, keep floating along on your lazy dazy river of are safe, secure and nothing can touch your serene little lives that are wrapped up in bubble wrap. Yep, believe it.

For those that are just waking up...welcome to the real world. You know, the one were a big chunk of us have been living for quite some time now. Paycheck to paycheck sucks...having one doesn't. No credit cards sucks...but no credit card bills doesn't. Take that $$ that you would spend on some new gadget (coming from a self-professed gadget lover whose last purchase of that sort was MONTHS ago...aka the laptop) and buy some long lasting staples (beans, rice, flour, sugar, yeast, etc). Oh, and do try to learn to cook with them...or don't if you feel like having food that you don't know how to use. Or buy a bunch of overprocessed, packaged crap with instructions on the outside of the box then enjoy the chemicals coursing through your ever clogging arteries and veins. Up to you.

Frankly, watching the oncoming train wreck is giving me a migraine. Worse is watching so many that refuse to see what's coming. "More things, must have more useless things" I can practically hear them chanting as they checkout at Big Box store. Go on, go ahead...I give you permission...more things. After all, it is the American consumers' fault that we are still in a slacking economy and the jobless rate is going to stay high. Spend, spend, spend your way out of obviously works.

This is tiring and disheartening. This watching the ever spiraling swirl as the whole mess circles the drain. We've come so far in the past 100 years, but we are no better off now (as a country/nation/species) because many know how to do for themselves (aka grow food, cook food from scratch, survive on the real basics, etc)?

Watching the train/swirl is like watching history repeat in slow see it coming, you know it's on its way but seriously there is nothing that you as one person can do other than shout "don't you see it" to people who refuse to listen. I feel like a tornado warning siren in a trailer park...letting you know it's there, it's coming but watching as you seek shelter in the worst possible place. Disheartening.


Mayberry said...

Momma, you were inspired today! Take heart, for you see what's coming, and you know what to do. You and yours will come out alright. Prep on, and keep the faith. Life will be much sweeter on the other side....

Ozark Momma said...

Thanks Mabe...Biden and Obama just really rubbed my fur the wrong way today (as did MSM, though they seem to be slowly waking up).

Prepped we are and prepped we are going to stay...have the logistics for the move all worked out and it's all coming (guess there is a bonus to no furniture afterall). I may be on the other side of the world, in a foreign country when it happens...but I know the language well enough and I can totally work a barter system in a REAL farmer's market.

Outraged Patriot said...

Right on! I hear ya and feel your frustration. NOBODY I know is prepping-from family to friends-they all think I'm crazy and refuse to see what is coming. I am frustrated and tired of trying to point out the storm that is heading our way. So sad and frustrating. It's more important to take their tax return and spend, spend, spend on worthless and pointless crap. Keep on preppen and stay safe! Those of us who are awake and aware are behind ya.

HermitJim said... are right on the spot today! I'm glad you and I are on the same page, cause i don't want to get on your bad side!

Give 'em hell, girl!

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke