Thursday, January 10, 2013

OK, so I have a really relevant picture to acompany today's blog, but now blogger won't let me download pics from my computer?  Only from Piccasa or an Android or from previous posted pictures.  Are you fucking kidding me, Blogger?  Terri, help!!!!

OK, normally, I leave politics out of my blog.  Mainly because I'm an easy going gal.  And because I have friends who are right-wing Republicans, yet I love them despite this, but.  LOL.


So let me begin.  I haven't told anyone this but family.  Because I've learned it's not to your best interests to brag about what a big heart you have--for many reasons.  But this summer I made a mercy call.  My Republican roomie in the basement made a plea to me to help his college fraterntiy brother out who's having a hard financial time, is out of work, and is homeless and is fifty years old.

Because I'm a NICE PERSON and have  a big heart, I said sure.  He moved into the basement with my roomie who lives down there.  I expected, since this new person has a BS in mechanical engineering and is smart, that  he'd be here two months tops and move on.

Well, guess what?  He's been here six months.  He's not found a job.  He's not paid me a dime of rent.  Neither has my roomie offered to pay more rent since this is his frat brother.

There's more.

My roomie is an idiot.  A fucking idot.  And he can't manage his money.  Not that I care, but I DO CARE when he pays rent late, sometimes as late as 20-30 days late.  Let alone he's a republican yet he mooches off his democratic union who pays him good money.

So last month, I'm getting really fucking tired of this late rent business and never helping me out around this house.  Did I mention that I do not charge him for utilities and internet?  Yes, neither of them gets charged for water, heat, gas, electric, and internet.  Oh, and did I also mention that I have a washer and dryer that my original roomate also uses free of charge?

I barreled down there the other day and asked my original roommate WHY he has not paid his rent yet for January (btw, I only charge him $200).  I got the same old bullshit I've always heard, can't get time to go to the bank, etc.  Then I give him an "update."

That is, if he's late one more time, I''m calling Harvey's lockshop and throwing both of their shit in the alley and changing the locks.

Look, his friend seems like a sweet guy and responsible, just really down on his luck.  And I like helping people out.  I'm a benevolent person.  That's what I do.  I don't don't have a single friend who would have done what I have done.  Whatever.  It is what it is, and most people are selfish.  It's my roomie and his late rent bullshit that I'm sick of.

Then, today, as I was reading on my couch, I overheard, in my small house, a conversation that they were having.


It went like this.  That Native Americans were just living on the dole.  That all they were doing was looking for free handouts, like as they said "Most Americans are doing."  That America was all about getting free handouts these days.  That food stamps were bullshit.  Entitlements were BS.

This, coming from one roomie who's not paid me a lick of rent since I kindly let him move in in August and I have given him several hot meals?  This, coming from my original roomate who NEVER offers to fix my house, never takes out his trash, never mows the lawn, ruins my downstairs bathroom and make me fix it, makes me do everything for this house on my own labor and my own dime then owes me at least two hundred dollar in late rent fees.

Are you fucking kidding me? 

I am the hand you are biting, folks.  I am the hand of a good Christian Liberal.  I am the citizen of benevolence, to which if I kicked both of your sorry Republican asses out into the street, like I should do, you would weasel right up to the "entitlement" plans our government had out there and mooch off them , just like you do me.

Is there anyone, anyone who can see the irony here?

I'm writing down Harvey's Locksmith number right now.

They don't like Natalie's Benevolent Kindness?  Well, try our government's "entitlement" programs, or go live under a fucking bridge and eat grass.

I've had it with selfishness and hypocrisy especially with the right wing.  I am ready to tell them.  "OK, so you don't like entitlements?  Both of you get the fuck out of my house."

But I suppose I'd be called a "bitch."  Nice.  Happy New Year.


Creative Soul Designs said...

You know, I'm almost to the point where I find it nearly impossible to be close friends with right wing nut jobs. Or even just casual friends. There are one or 2 I can tolerate and even love, but that's usually if BOTH of us keep our traps shut about nearly any meaningful subject, and how boring is that? I'm not talking "moderates" or the kind of Republicans of our parents' generations, I'm talking
about the ignorant dumb shits like your roommie and his cohort.

There's nice and then there's stupid. I hate to say it, but the other dude needs to be paying you $100/month to stay there. And you don't just "figure he'll be staying there 2 months tops." That stuff needed to be spelled out before he ever set his Republican boot in the door.

On the rent issue: you can give some leeway, like the first Friday of the month if that's when he gets paid, or the first payday of the month. Usually anything before
the 5th, period. And I hope to God you got a security deposit from him. Be careful about booting him unless Rob is there; protect yourself. It's not your house, and
if he were to trash it, you'd be responsible. So act carefully.

The problem I have with these annoying conservatives is just EXACTLY this example of yours: Hypocrisy with a capital H. I mean, check out this article to see that many of them have black hearts:,30813/?ref=auto

To me it's like being in a cult. You might love the person, but if they're stuck in a cult, you can't do much for them until they find their way out, and most will not. Thank God I did! And they'll just call you a commie liberal whilst spouting off about food stamps while they mooch off you. F that.

Check out this Page on Facebook: The Christian Left. It's SPOT ON! I feel totally at home there.

P.S. Why not write political on your blog? It's your blog. You control the comments. It's more interesting than pictures of food which (I admit) I scroll right past. This was one of your best posts!

Creative Soul Designs said...

To add: wear your Bitch hat with pride!

nate said...

Thanks for your support. I expected a tirade from the right.

terminalsanity said...

While I feel obligated to point out that it isn't JUST the the right-wing nut-jobs that suckle the teat of anyone dumb enough to have the tendency to be kind, generous, and compassionate (not that I'm bitter), the added hypocrisy from the Republican party is a bit too much to choke down. I don't often get into politics, I know I don't know nearly enough to give a reasonable and well thought out opinion. Not that such a state of ignorance stops 99% of the population from opening their mouths (again, not that I'm bitter). However, at the end of the day people are not Republicans. They are not Democrats. They are not even Independents. They are ass-hats.

If you are going to sublet you have to have your expectations on the table before they move in, right along with what the consequences are if they fail to meet your expectations. It makes it harder for them to take advantage of you and easier for you to kick their asses out without feeling like a bitch since you did warn them. As it is, they need to stop whining for what they pay (or not pay) you.

I can't believe you only charge $200! I haven't seen the basement so I don't know what it looks like, but there are plenty of slum lords around Rapid City that charge $500 easy for a shit hole and you feel grateful you could find it for that cheap.

So find your soap box, get up on it, and then do a flying pile-driver on that ass-hat until he pays you what he owes you. Otherwise, the only thing he is entitled to is a folding chair to the face and a boot out the door. You shall reign as The Flying Bitch! I just don't know if your costume should have a cape or not.

Anonymous said...

Haha! I love it!