I must be a little slow on the uptake. It’s been eight months since I started this blog, which is supposed to be for and about “pissed-off progressive old folks,” yet somehow it’s taken me this long to learn about two fellow bloggers who are supremely qualified for that title. I mean Helen and Margaret, longtime best friends in their eighties who live in Texas and Maine, respectively, and blog at http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com.
The banner photo alone is worth the price of admission, and the posts by Helen and Margaret (mostly Helen) are worth reading just for their titles, though you shouldn’t stop there. Recently these titles have included “Pat Buchanan Is a Cracker,” “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Dick Cheney?” and “My God, Bush Was an Idiot!”, along with equal-opportunity evicerations like “Bye Bye Evan Bayh” (on the Democrats’ sellout on health care reform).
I know you must be sick of reading about Sarah Palin and her over-hyped resignation. (As my teachers used to say when some other kid was getting a lot of attention by acting like an asshole, “Just ignore him and he’ll stop.”) But try to find the wherewithal to read Helen’s post on the subject. To give you just a taste:
Things are getting tough and once again she is trying to hide behind that dysfunctional family of hers. She actually stood there and talked about how the Palins had a family meeting and everyone agreed it was time for her to step down as Governor. Well, I call that bullshit. The only family meetings the Palins have usually involve someone peeing on an early pregnancy test stick.