Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Making Ends Meet

Well...I'm finally working full time.   Despite that, making ends meet is still very difficult.  Cheri's yet to find full-time work.  Last fall, when things really went to hell in a hand-basket, we applied for food stamps and energy assistance.  We were denied food stamps immediately, but it took until last week for the energy assistance denial to come rolling down the pike.

So, for the past 5 months, we thought that we were getting help on our electric bill...but this as just not the case.  Baltimore Gas & Electric game by and demanded $671.00 to keep the power, at the stroke of a pen, we went from being "ok" and nearly solvent once more, to being on the brink of disaster.

I've been scrambling to try and find some kind of help.  So, once more, I'm asking you out there in the world to please hit the tip jar.  We're part of the huge numbers of people in this country who just don't qualify for any sort of public assistance...and have to turn to private means. 


Rich & Cheri Vail
Pikesville, MD

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