Thursday, 26 October 2006

rant

Today, I will mostly be ranting about Madonna in someone else's comments section over at The Guardian.

Boy on Top - I think The Baby Crisis Game happened while you were away on holiday.

In other news:

  • The adoption meeting went very well
  • The chickens survived being left for a night by themselves in their new pens
  • Betty caught a wren while we were away and the entire upstairs looks like an explosion in a mattress factory
  • R is has been offered another job and is leaving the business. We are really happy that he has found something that suits him well, because he was finding the working away from his family really hard. Not to mention his back problem.
  • We are exporing the concept of a Virtual Office. Anyone else use them?
  • B brought some VERY nice wine back from Australia

That, for now, is all.

17 comments:

  1. Good comment about Madonna, I wouldn't call it a rant. Impassioned, yes, but persuasive and coherent. It changed my mind, fwiw. I was more thinking along the lines that the process had been so impossibly demanding for you that it would be even worse for someone who's come from her rather seedy background. But I think you're right, her bypassing of the process is not a good thing.
    What is a virtual office, it's not like Amazon's spooky Mechanical Turk program is it?

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  2. Good comment about Madonna, I wouldn't call it a rant. Impassioned, yes, but persuasive and coherent. It changed my mind, fwiw. I was more thinking along the lines that the process had been so impossibly demanding for you that it would be even worse for someone who's come from her rather seedy background. But I think you're right, her bypassing of the process is not a good thing.
    What is a virtual office, it's not like Amazon's spooky Mechanical Turk program is it?

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  3. Glad you're feeling better, and you're welcome. Many is the time blog-friends have made a difference to my day. It helps to know we're all out here together sometimes. Housebuying and selling is so stressful.

    As for Madonna, I have mixed feelings. I'm happy she's doing something, and glad she put her money where her mouth is, but I can see your frustrations too. Must be awful to have to watch her get away with that, after all your hassles.
    Glad your meeting went well.

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  4. Glad you're feeling better, and you're welcome. Many is the time blog-friends have made a difference to my day. It helps to know we're all out here together sometimes. Housebuying and selling is so stressful.

    As for Madonna, I have mixed feelings. I'm happy she's doing something, and glad she put her money where her mouth is, but I can see your frustrations too. Must be awful to have to watch her get away with that, after all your hassles.
    Glad your meeting went well.

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  5. can you share some details about the wine, as we enjoy Australian offerings. NOt that I will probably be able to get it through the antiquated Pa. liquor laws, but someday I might be in Australia!

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  6. Oh, and Shara caught a bird yesterday too.. What's up with that? She never does it.. Twice in the 6 years I've been part of her family, and both this year. We found no body, but plenty of feathers. I would really be surprised if she ate it, too. She doesn't even like the lumps in her cat food.

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  7. Oh, and Shara caught a bird yesterday too.. What's up with that? She never does it.. Twice in the 6 years I've been part of her family, and both this year. We found no body, but plenty of feathers. I would really be surprised if she ate it, too. She doesn't even like the lumps in her cat food.

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  8. Nice rant ;) I approve.
    Glad the meeting went well,it's nice to hear you sounding so chirpy. Must be the Aussie wine!

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  9. Nice rant ;) I approve.
    Glad the meeting went well,it's nice to hear you sounding so chirpy. Must be the Aussie wine!

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  10. I absolutely agree with you about Madonna. It particularly irks me that she's bleating in the media that what she's done is "perfectly legal". Does she really not understand how many rules have been bent and twisted around her whim? The aim is laudable, the method is crap.

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  11. I absolutely agree with you about Madonna. It particularly irks me that she's bleating in the media that what she's done is "perfectly legal". Does she really not understand how many rules have been bent and twisted around her whim? The aim is laudable, the method is crap.

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  12. I was looking at the Immigration Rules for adoption, and I note dthat Malawi as a Commonwealth country, along with the pre-expansion EU, and USA gets preferential treatment above other countries. Even so, the adoption has to be in accordance with the rules in that country. In addition, it seems that the adoptive parent is on probation for two years with Social Services. I don't know what this probation involves.

    I don'tknow whether you saw a programme on TV - channel 4 - about six or seven years ago which followed some couples going through adoption. There was one couple adopting from China and they were subject to the same scrutiny as the domestic adoptions. But I can't figure out how much is bypassed by going to a Commonwealth country such as Malawi rather than say China, Romania or Brazil.

    Gert

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  13. I was looking at the Immigration Rules for adoption, and I note dthat Malawi as a Commonwealth country, along with the pre-expansion EU, and USA gets preferential treatment above other countries. Even so, the adoption has to be in accordance with the rules in that country. In addition, it seems that the adoptive parent is on probation for two years with Social Services. I don't know what this probation involves.

    I don'tknow whether you saw a programme on TV - channel 4 - about six or seven years ago which followed some couples going through adoption. There was one couple adopting from China and they were subject to the same scrutiny as the domestic adoptions. But I can't figure out how much is bypassed by going to a Commonwealth country such as Malawi rather than say China, Romania or Brazil.

    Gert

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  14. Ah, that's the thing about people who have the rules bent for them; they often seem to think they have pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps. Excellent rant, and very articulate.

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  15. Ah, that's the thing about people who have the rules bent for them; they often seem to think they have pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps. Excellent rant, and very articulate.

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  16. I really haven't read up on the "madonna" situation, but I did read where the child's father said that he wasn't aware he was permanently signing away his parental rights.
    I don't like Madonna. I think she's an arrogant know-it-all. I don't think its right that the wealthy don't have to follow the same rules as other folks. I would hardly to consider her to be a good role model for any child, and not because she's a musician, but because of her attention-seeking antics.

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  17. I really haven't read up on the "madonna" situation, but I did read where the child's father said that he wasn't aware he was permanently signing away his parental rights.
    I don't like Madonna. I think she's an arrogant know-it-all. I don't think its right that the wealthy don't have to follow the same rules as other folks. I would hardly to consider her to be a good role model for any child, and not because she's a musician, but because of her attention-seeking antics.

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