Thursday, November 13, 2014

In which the woman who sold her books at Primo's fundraiser states on facebook that it is her "turn to govern"

Oh man! There is more about the weird woman who didn't bring any food or money to the fundraiser Primo and I held. She is the gift that keeps on giving.

But first.

We are on vacation. Primo is a little cranky about the campaign. I told you that his social media person quit, again. We still don't know how that one will turn out.

He is also cranky because he is getting pulled more and more into the campaign, even though the original deal was just two to three events a week. I think he should maintain those boundaries, but he feels guilty for not putting forth a full effort. I admire his work ethic and commitment, but at the same time, in an unwinnable race, why knock yourself out?

We are on vacation. We should be disconnected. We should be without internet. We should be off the grid. But instead of sitting on the sun porch, watching the waves crash into the shore and listening to the loons, we drive into town and sit outside the library, along with everyone else, to poach their internet on our phones.

In our defense, it's only once a day and it's after we go in to play tennis.

In this time, Primo discovered a post by the weird woman. I think I mentioned she is running for the state house this year and has already asked for the donation of a car.

She is cranky because a sitting representative endorsed her opponent.

Let's call the weird woman Lizzy. Lizzy wrote a rant on her blog about how she has been betrayed by the sitting rep's endorsement of her opponent. I present below an edited version of the rant.

As the candidate who helped state house leader Benjamin Bratt recruit candidates and run dozens of campaigns in 2012,  and who ran against [the other side's candidate] in 2000, I am SHOCKED that incumbent Julia Dreyfus has endorsed [my opponent].  The people deserve an state house person who has the background and ability to govern effectively. 

[Lots of detail about her work experience and political activism, including her time as a lawyer, without any mention of her being sanctioned for trying to destroy her ex-husband's legal career. She may have been disbarred - not sure.]

[Off to the google. Not disbarred, but her license was suspended.]

Frankly, I am insulted by the lack of gratitude shown by Dreyfus for the over $50,000 worth of free effort I personally put in helping the party recruit candidates and run their campaigns in 2012. 

I urge everyone to log onto my website to read my detailed qualifications to govern and issue stances. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

In which the weird woman who brought her self-published book to our fundraiser to sell when Primo was running for the State House posts our personal photos to her facebook page

Remember the woman who came to the fundraiser we held when Primo was running for the state house and didn't give any money or bring any food but brought her book to sell?

That story is here.

And I realize that in my previous posts, I have designated Primo as a Polka Dot and me as a Stripe, but now I have them reversed.

Dang. I cannot keep track. I bet you can't either.

Here. All you need to know is that Primo and I tend to vote for the opposing parties. I give up trying to keep fake names straight.

So this woman came to our fundraiser and didn't bring any food and didn't contribute any money and she tried to sell her self-published book to our guests.

I informed Primo that she was never to come to our home again, which he took quite well, as he does not care for her, either.

She has gotten weirder.

She is unemployed. She thought that the Stripes (formerly known as Polka Dots - dang! WHATEVER PRIMO IS!) majority leader in the state house would give her a job.

He did not. Even though I think he is on the wrong side politically, I do not think he is an idiot and his refusal to give her a job proves that. She is a loose cannon and benefits nobody except the opposition.

So now she is running for the State House.

1. Unemployed.
2. No money.
3. No car.

She has posted things on her facebook page (according to Primo) like, "I need someone to donate a car to me so I can campaign effectively."

My response was to snort and say, "She probably claims to love public transportation. She can take the bus."

(NB I do take the bus to work every day. I don't talk about how great public transport is and mean "it's great for other people" - I just take it.)

I was on MaryJane's facebook page. All things considered, I do like MaryJane. She is nice and interesting. Just a little intense, but that's OK.

The weird self-published book lady had shared a photo album with MaryJane.

A photo album that I would share with you except my cover would be blown.

She wrote, "Primo for Congress! Exciting news! Hey my friend Primo who ran for the State House in 2012 is running for the U.S. Congress! He is the candidate against [incumbent, whom I probably gave a name but can't remember] but more importantly he loves cats!"

And then she posts four photos. Of Primo. And me. And our cats.

Personal photos. Photos Primo had posted on facebook for his friends.

She saved those photos to her own facebook page!

I took a screenshot and emailed it to Primo.

"Why does she have these photos of us?" I asked. "That's CREEPY!"

When I came home, Primo said, "I can't unfriend her because she would try to damage me."

I shook my head. "I don't expect you to unfriend. I expect you to agree with me that she is super bizarre and this is weird and creepy."

He said, "Everyone knows she is like this."

Which she is.

And then she tried to friend me on facebook.

That was an easy decision. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

In which there is more grammar stuff

Me: Why did they use that awful photo of Mary Jo in that facebook posting? If she sees that, she won't take any more photos with you.

[Mary Jo is a friend of mine who agreed to be in campaign photos with Primo.}

Primo: I don't know. I am staying out of the facebook photos.

Me: What?

Primo: I'm letting that go. I don't have time for that.

Me: That's a big step for you!

Primo: Yes, but I still have to be involved in the text. [The campaign manager] isn't very good with grammar.

Me: Oh?

Primo: That's what I had to spend all that time on the other day. He had written a sentence in the singular but had used "their."

Me: Yeah, that's a pretty common usage.

Primo: It's wrong. I won't have it on my campaign literature.

Me: Uh huh.

Primo: So I had to rewrite the sentence. The only ways to handle this situation are to use "his or her" or to rewrite in the plural. I refuse to use just "his" because it's sexist and I won't use "her" because it's affected and "his or her" is awkward. So I rewrote it in the plural.

Me: Whew.