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Hotels love to screw you on prices

Went online to book my annual Vegas trip. Room I found at the Flamingo was $35/night. Cool. For $140 I get to spend four fun filled days and nights losing my shirt at the slot machines.

But wait. There’s more. What’s this? Oh yes, that pesky resort fee – you know, the one they charge you for all those amenities they tout in your room and for which you foolishly thought you’d paid when you paid for the room. Suddenly my bill doubled as the resort fee also came to $140.

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Why do I do this to myself

Maybe it’s out of boredom. Or maybe it’s still the Catholic school girl inside me. Or maybe I still feel like a kid taking orders from an adult every time my computer tells me to upgrade.

Let me be clear. I love that Apple sends out automatic updates at no charge. I really do appreciate it. But here’s the thing. I never can figure out what wonderful thing the update did for me. On the other hand, I am very aware now of all the programs that won’t run on my computer because of the upgrade.

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I’m back

I guess the new dose of thyroid meds are kicking in because the fog is clearing and I feel I can write again.
Let me start by saying that anyone who still believes Donald Trump is anything but a disgusting traitor to all that Americans supposedly hold near and dear should probably stop reading. The man is gross, obnoxious, stupid and – the worst of all crimes in my world – doesn’t read. Which, if you think about it, explains his total ignorance about everything except what he makes up in the boiled cabbage he calls his brain.
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The Catholic Church has no credibility when it comes to morality

“A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”

This fun quote comes to you from Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin. And if you ever want to know why I left this mockery of a moral institution years ago to look for my god in a place not so disgusting, this says it all.

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Sending foster kids away

The ADN has written some pretty amazing articles recently about foster kids sent to outside facilities. Same kind of articles that were written a few years back and resulted in a push to bring kids back to the state. Once the spotlight left the topic, it slowly and inexorably slid back to the good old ways.

I’m not here to actually discuss why a state as rich as Alaska is can’t afford to treat its children here at home rather than sending them to the lower 48. That’s a travesty that is best handled by voting out the idiots who Continue reading →

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Whitekeys, we’ll miss you

When my column stopped running over a year ago, I swore I would never write another one unless it was really, really important to me. Well, this topic is really, really important to me because Mr. Whitekeys is retiring after this summer’s run of the Whale Fat Follies and it breaks my heart. Where the heck am I supposed to bring my summer visitors now to have them publicly mocked?

            To start at the beginning – there was a place back in the day called Spenard. While an area known as Spenard still exists and is doing its best Continue reading →

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It’s so sad

Every day I feel as though I am watching my country be torn apart piece by piece. Our democracy is history. The idea that we have three co-equal branches of government has been tossed to the wayside by a president and party that want nothing more than raw power, no matter what gets destroyed along the way.

I am grateful my life was mostly spent in a wonderful country that I could take pride in – a leader of democracy in the world. Now I live in a country that exports guns, ammunition and soldiers as our main products and Continue reading →

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Sorry for my absence

Of course, I’m assuming that you missed me… you did, didn’t you? I would be heartbroken if you didn’t but no pressure…

Anyhow, the problem has something to do with my webpage and trying to sign in. But the help number has now been firmly ensconced in my ” Help for Idiots” folder. And, just as a word of advice – if you start off your conversations with tech support by announcing you are an old lady who could understand Russian more than the letters and symbols on the error message, they very quickly drop their language to a first Continue reading →

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Apologies

I could not get in to my blog for the past week because of something that I don’t pretend to begin to understand. But after only an hour’s wait on the phone, some nice young man eliminated something that was causing the problem and promised I wouldn’t even miss what he’d deleted.

We’ll see…
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