I'd forgotten about Dick Durbin this election cycle, afterall, he isn't running. But, Friday I received an email from him, yes, an email from Dick Durbin.
He told me how important early voting is, and that "we've mobilized thousands of Illinois democrats to vote early" (oh no) but he still needs my help. Seems they don't have all the resources to finish the job and asks me to make a 30 dollar emergency donation.
This email falls into the pile with last week's email from Barack Obama who wants me to "chip in 3 dollars" and another from Michelle Obama who asks me to help get out the vote in University City.
Then, dun dun dun, I see this Dick Durbin story in the Chicago Tribune: "Sen. Dick Durbin could become majority leader if Harry Reid loses Tuesday."
Charter has had issues for a good part of this past week. Sometimes a link will work, other times it won't. Start to do something and then see "server not found".
This has happened so often this week that I thought the problem must be with my computer. It's frustrating to sit down at the computer and not know if you'd be able to do something or not.
And, worse, it turns out the issue is with an area wide mainframe. But, neighbors who have called Charter get a tech guy come to the house who was never told about the mainframe problem and who attempts changing modums or computer settings.
Why can't they let the people who answer the help phones and the technicians know what the deal is?
AMERICANS: “So, the economy is pretty bad and there’s high employment. You think you can do something about that?”
DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA: “We can spend a trillion dollars we don’t have on pork and stuff.”
AMERICANS: “No … that’s not what we want. We’d really like you not to do that.”
DEMOCRATS: “You’re stupid. We’re doing it anyway.”
AMERICANS: “That’s not going to help us get jobs!”
DEMOCRATS: “Sure it will; millions of them … though they may be invisible. You’ll have to trust us they exist. And guess what else we’ll do: We’ll create a giant new government program to take over health care.”
Continued at the link. Humor to explain to all the media out there who just can't understand it.