September, Budget Talks, and Unaware Senators

On the doorstep of fall, GOP leaves seem to be falling and piling up

Gippolito Ndp
5 min readSep 9, 2023
Photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash

I was just updating my calendar for the month of September and catching up on some reading about the ever-fascinating foibles and fumbles of some members of the House and Senate.

First, and I know that certain segments of our 2023 America will consider it evil and “woke” (and will they ever be able to define that?), I see that September is Awareness Month for Blood Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Leukemia and Lymphoma, and (National) Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Thyroid Cancer.

So, I may be able to help define “woke.” It might have something to do with being aware?

Just a thought.

My calendar also tells me (for heaven’s sake!) that 9/15 to 10/15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. I can just hear the far-right groaning over that one.

Last week a seven-man crew across the street from me — all of Hispanic heritage — did a complete roof job and had the thing done in one day — but never mind that marvelous thing. Why do they need “heritage,” and why should the rest of us care?

It’s not like they are indigenous peoples — they’re just “Mexicans.” Not like our American Indians here in Murrica.



Gippolito Ndp

Dad, G-dad, veteran, semi-retired lawyer, archaeologist, writer