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Brace Yourselves

August 30th, 2015 at 03:00 pm

Astounding pronouncements that may just CRUMBLE YOUR HEADSPACE

1. I try, really, not to judge Americans by their early-season presidential candidate nominees, out of kindness and to secure my mental health while I am south of the 49th parallel. It helps that none so far this election season comes from the one state I've lived in. However, I have no problem with Americans who judge Canadians by our political parties. The very fact some would know what our parties are and who leads them would now garner huge respect from me, as well as, yes, crumble my headspace. Judging us by our nation's political party leaders would be a mistake, as 98% of us don't have any say in who they are, and they don't stump province to province to make xenophobic, inflammatory comments to attract attention when they run for party leadership. Other than drinking, handshaking, applause and deals, I don't know what happens at Canadian Political Party Leadership Conventions.

2. In less than a week, despite the stock market correction and the drop in metal prices, the three criteria I delineated this spring for paying off my auto loan will be met, which means I could have no auto loan payment in October.

Cash.Balance - $5000 > Heloc.Balance + Car.Balance + $10000;

Car.Balance < 2 x CD.Balance;

Money Market Account > 2 x Car.Balance

3 Responses to “Brace Yourselves”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Sigh. It's true, money can't buy class.

  2. laura/the deacon's wife Says:


    I agree with what Alice said. Add my *sigh* as well ...

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm with the others. Shaking my head ... how does he have 23% favorable in Iowa? How? The other guy, the soft spoken one not spouting off horrible stuff, somehow is gaining on the ... other one. I can't see him as president either though. He's got some weird ideas (and I feel I can say this because ... he's a member of my same faith .. SDA.)

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