A very large limb from a very tall weed fell on and crushed my bedroom. It didn’t crush it to bits, but the limb did hit with enough force to split my bedroom at the seams, crush the center beam and godtotell what’s up with the rafters. The wall is leaning away from the ceiling, which is cracked and broken.
The house was built in 1927 that I know and there never was a foundation, but crawl spaces did exist for I sometimes crawled under the house to go exploring. Lots of spiders’ webs and plants that grew in the dark. Sometimes, they’d grow right through the spaces in the wooden floor. Tongue-in-groove, but they grew around the wood. I’ve always appreciated the heartiness of the earth and the plants that come out of it on my small patch. I have digressed.
The insurance company that I have paid for the past 5 years sent no one to inspect my damages for 18 days. The estimator told me that he thought he should refrain from making an estimate until a structural engineer assessed the damage. He went out and spent a great deal of time in his vehicle writing his conclusions. I thought he ordered the structural engineer. He told me he was, but when I called to speak with my adjuster several days later to ask when the visit was scheduled, his second knew nothing. The engineer did show up shortly after I made the call.
My claim rep communicates poorly, if at all. He seems to have dealt with my case in haste. Or, was he somehow corrupted by MGC/Beal Bank? These monsters contacted the insurance company and told them that they would be paying the insurance. My insurance payments have never been late as they are directly debited from my bank account. Because MGC/Beal Bank is listed as the lienholder, they are allowed to make some changes at will. This change resulted in me receiving a warning letter from the insurance company because the premiums had not been paid for two months. The insurance company also told me, the person responsible for paying the bill for the past five years, that they were responsible for protecting the lienholder’s interest. Where does that leave the consumer, the person directly dealing the with the loss? With your interest unprotected.
This bloody bank can hide behind the law. Everything the bank does is protected behind legalese and legal fees.
The fight to save my home continues.
Now that the president has come out in favor of same-sex marriage, I wonder if I can get him to advocate for those of us who don’t want to get married, but would like to reap some of the benefits married couples enjoy.
I’d really like to stop being overtaxed. Just because I’m single I have to pay more income tax than a married individual does. Seems to me that’s preferential treatment for the married that disadvantages the single.
Next, I’d like to stop being stigmatized because of my lack of a ‘mate.’ Historically, women have been considered the property of men. Black women were simply property once upon a time. We could be bought, raped, sold at the whim of our owners. White women were little more than pampered chattel whose function was to produce a male heir. They had no property rights and could be beaten and otherwise abused by their husbands, and it was nobody’s business but the family’s.
The Xtian bible supports the notion of woman as property or, at the most, of less value than a man. Be submissive to your husband. Keep silent in the church. It supports the Madonna-Whore duality with a vengeance. Stay barefoot, pregnant, ignorant, and subservient seems to be the message coming from that source.
With this history in mind, I don’t want to be married. I want my singleness to be as respected as that of any man’s. I want the fiscal discrimination to stop. In this land of rugged individualism, I want my choice to be single to be viewed as just as viable and worthwhile as those who choose to be married.
Can I get a Amen, somebody?
It boils down to your green. Is your green better than mine? Can your green buy you a different kind of justice or protection before the law?
Religious folks can do what they want, define gendered relations any way they see fit in their churches. There, they are tax exempt. However, when their funds commingle with those of the State, aye, there’s a sticky wicket.
So, as long as the State recognizes and regulates, in its way, family law, by requiring the purchase of a marriage license to place the union on record, Proposition 8 had to be found ridiculous as it pertains to forbidding same-sex couples to marry. We are, all of us, entitled to equal protection under the law. By extension, we are also entitled to equal service by that law. Gay people money can buy a license just the same as straight people money!
Similarly, if we are to have some version of universal health insurance or particular aspects of insurance all employers’ are expected to provide employees, contraception should be available no matter who your employer is, even if that employer is some religious organization. If a religious organization wishes to cease commingling funds with the State, they are welcome to claim exemption from the rule within the confines of their religious organization. As if a woman in need of an abortion or any other medical procedure wouldn’t seek it whether or not she had to go near or far. The point is, women, no matter their religious beliefs or employers, shouldn’t have to face extra hurdles in accessing medical care. I was once employed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and I have never been a Catholic.
Universal means universal and that is the kind of access I’d like to see available to everyone when talking about health care, not insurance, in America. Cuba has world class medicine, physicians, and physician training. Why don’t we?
That’s my rant, and I’m unanimous in that!