It Makes Sense To Give The California State Govt Some Time Off

First you all need to head over to Vixen’s Pixels and gaze upon some beautiful beach….those of you in winter will be warmed just looking! (Be sure to scroll through, there are six or so new pictures!)

As some of you may know, I had my food stamp intake at 6:45 am (“Don’t be late!”). Apparently, the office opens the door at 6:45am, but no one arrives to do any work until 7 or 7:30am. Then you get taken into a back office where a very ‘nice’ lady talks down to you and goes on and on about how “lucky she is to have a job.” (insert knife into my heart now).

She may add a snarky comment like “You people (yes, she actually said that). You always do that. You put down no income except unemployment and we give you the special expedited appointments and when you show up, THEN you claim income.” I say something like, “Oh, but I thought that my daughter’s (full time high school student) part time job income didn’t count, so I didn’t list it. Sorry.” To which she may reply along the lines of “Well, it doesn’t count, but I am just saying.” And then I just blink, uncomprehending.

So it takes another hour or two (okay 15 minutes shy of three) while you sit in the waiting room to get you set up with your little EBT card. But ALAS, you have food. Just before you faint from starvation.

I still haven’t received my unemployment check. It has been three weeks. They (EDD) says to give them 10 days, they don’t mention 21 days. But if you call the automated phone center to check the status of your check. You are informed (for three days straight now) that “they are currently receiving more calls than they can accommodate.” And maybe you could call back between 1:17am and 2:39am during a waxing gibbous quarter moon in the year of the rabbit on an odd numbered day. Maybe then the automatic machine could give you status. And then this afternoon I hear on the news that our dear Govinator Arnold has told the government offices not to come to work tomorrow. And the state will be issuing IOUs for tax refunds!

But hey, I am going to cook something wonderful for dinner! Now that I have brain food, maybe I can apply my brain to this here blog! Catch you all tomorrow!

EDITED: To furlogh or not to furlogh. Apparently the Gov and the Atty Gen and some judge can’t decide if they work or not tomorrow! Us Californians….we never could make up our minds….


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“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”


  1. Ugh how annoying! I’m so glad you have food though!!!

    How can they issue IOUs for tax refunds??? I mean they took more of your money than they were entitled to. Can you just give them IOUs for taxes then?

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  2. Chuck them all into the Pacific, I say. Patronizing officals first. Civil servants, my a***—
    The money saved could be spent so much better, and I’d only require a nominal yearly percentage for passing on the idea!

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  3. Yeah, it’s just a party being unemployed, ain’t it?

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  4. I wish you could come to Ohio…they (and we) are much nicer here!
    Virtual (((HUGS))) and a virtual smack upside the head to the government bureaucraps there!

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  5. I’m sorry … that just sucks.

  6. Government sucks and I want them out of my life!!

    The places that are closed today are the ones controlled by the Executive branch of the State of California. Those (like public schools and courts) that are not under the Executive Branch don’t have to listen to the Gubinator.

    Oh, and just because they don’t work today, that doesn’t stop them from collecting taxes on us today! When do we get 2 days a month off from taxes?

  7. Aw, sweetie…that is really frustrating! The government has serious problems. 😛

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  8. oh
    everywhere I turn another family is being hit with a job loss and the ensuing saga of trying to keep it together long enough to put it back together for good.
    My daugher was lost her job in a bank merger three weeks ago (they didn’t let her merge, just sent her directly to the exit ramp)
    I worry about her and my little Maya
    I worry and pray for all of us.
    God bless you and your family, Vixen.
    I’ll add you to my prayers.

  9. oh Vixen, that is so irritating (they at foodstamp office and maybe other offices) and the EDD is annoying. i hope and pray things will get better, i wonder what the gubinator did at all why we are in deep trouble.

  10. —> insert feeble attempt at humor to mitigate a horrible, annoying, frustrating, situation <— “Oh you Californians … I’m surprised you didn’t have a recording of the Governor’s voice saying “I’ll be bahck”
    Sorry, sweetie – no doubt things will get better soon … hang in there.

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  11. Oh, Vixen,
    I’m so sorry. I can only imagine how it must feel to be sitting in an office and some awful person acting superior because you are struggling. It is not until we walk a mile in someone’s shoes, we can understand their burdens.

    If you need anything, you have my email address. Hugs to you.

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