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Morning Seditionists

Stupor Bowl Post Game

Posted by pjsauter on February 5, 2018
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I was watching – trying to ignore, actually – an ad for Volvo’s President’s Day sale on Hulu the other morning and it declared something like “what we really love about America is that anybody can become President.” And they showed an ethnic and gender diverse collection of people who are apparently running in 2020 (or at least *could* be). And I thought, well, that’s not right. I’ll grant you that we might have slightly more ethnic diversity in our politics than Sweden does (I mean, I don’t really know that, but it seems like a safe bet), though the Riksdag (that’s the Swedish Parliament, and, no, I didn’t know that without looking it up) is something like 45% female, which is slightly more than double the percentage of women in the US House of Representatives (and the US Senate, too).

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STFU Address

Posted by pjsauter on January 30, 2018
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I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I have absolutely zero intention of watching President Meathead (dead from the neck up) tonight. It hasn’t even happened yet, and I’m already sick of hearing about it. What will be worse will be in incessantly nauseating postgame reports telling us all how the monkey man was all adult acting because he managed to read off a teleprompter and not throw his feces or grab any pussy on his way in (a shame Michele Bachmann isn’t still around – I’m sure she’d relish the opportunity to have a real man shove his tongue down her throat). I don’t know what would be worse, looking at his stupid face, or looking at Eddie Munster and Vice Preznit Halfpence. This will be the equivalent of watching a Super Bowl game between New England and Philly – impossible to determine which one I hate the most. At least the Super Bowl has commercials.

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Nice While It Lasted

Posted by pjsauter on January 12, 2018
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After some pretty shitty weather, spring arrived a couple days ago and I got to walk around outside at lunchtime yesterday (without a jacket, even – it was about 55°). Of course that’s all about to end. While it’s still warm today, it’s raining. The rain, snow melt, and ice dams are all combining to create some pretty nasty flooding in places. Later on this evening the rain is going to turn to freezing rain and temperatures are supposed to drop to below zero. So everything that’s wet now is about to turn to ice. And then we’re supposed to get another 16″ of wet, heavy snow on top of the ice. Thank goodness tomorrow’s Saturday (and it’s a 3-day weekend, in honor of my dad’s birthday on Monday) or it would be a real hassle dealing with the morning (and evening) commute tomorrow.

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Happy New Year

Posted by pjsauter on January 1, 2018
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And good riddance to 2017, which pretty much sucked all the way around. I wish I thought things were gonna get better in 2018, but I have my doubts. Still, one can hope. Speaking of hope, I hope everybody had a safe (and warm) night last night, and you’re getting at least one more day off before diving back into the rat race tomorrow. Here, like a lot of places lately, it’s cold. Currently it’s about -7°, but it’s supposed to get to double digits (above zero) today. Wednesday is the big warm-up day with a predicted high of 23 or so, and then things get nasty cold once more. Not great standing on the corner waiting for the bus weather, that’s for sure. So I’m gonna plan on doing as little of that as possible. It’s not much of a New Year’s resolution, but it’s all I’ve got.

Happy Birthday, Jesus

Posted by pjsauter on December 25, 2017
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It’s Christmas, which is a very special time indeed. Sort of. I’m off, and my on-call stint ends at 8:00 AM, so that’s nice. The wife worked all weekend, but is off today (except for being on call), and although it’s a little to dark to see at the moment, it’s definitely a white Christmas (which isn’t exactly unusual – let alone “special”). What doubts anybody might have had about that ended with the 9 or so inches of snow we got on Friday and Saturday, though it did warm up just enough to rain for a while Saturday before it got cold and we got another few inches. Things are calm now, but the snow is supposed to start up again later on today (plus, as an added bonus, they say we’ll have 50+ mph winds). By tonight, we’re supposed to get something like another 8 inches or so, unless the wind shifts south and then we could get the two or three feet the folks up north are supposed to get. I only hope we can make it to the in-laws later today, because I can’t think of a better way to spend a day off.

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Decidin’ Day

Posted by pjsauter on December 12, 2017
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It’s special election day down in Alabama, and by the end of the day I predict we’ll have a fitting replacement for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III in the United States Senate. Although polling suggests a tight race, I predict that when all is said and done Roy “Grandpa” Moore and his micropistol will wind up with an easy win.

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Posted by pjsauter on December 8, 2017
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Well, finally, our long national nightmare is over, and our brave Democratic “leaders” have erased the stain of the serial kisser, “hands-on” junior Senator from Minnesota. Particular thanks goes out to my two Senators – Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillenbrand – who led the way. Well, Chuck didn’t lead the way so much as jump in at the end, but it was still a bold move on everybody’s part. Bold, because now, surely, the Republicans will be shamed into withdrawing support for Roy Moore and his ridiculously tiny pistol (I mean, I’m not a gun guy, but I fail to see where waving that little thing around would even impress the teenage girls at the shopping mall), and will be calling upon Obergropenf├╝hrer Donald Drumpf to resign. icon_rolleyes

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So Long, and Say Hello to Ed and Trixie

Posted by pjsauter on December 3, 2017
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Sad day around here today. The cat we rescued from a life on the streets about 18 years ago moved on last night. We never called her anything other than “Mama Kitty” because she had a little of kittens within a few months of her arrival. And she was kind enough to take on a kitten whose mother was killed by a car. Now she joins two of her children – Ed and Trixie – in kitty heaven.

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Worthless Indignation

Posted by pjsauter on December 2, 2017
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OK, we all know men are horrible disgusting bastards. That’s a given, and if you want a better government, you need to elect more brave women who will put country before party and never sell out to K-Street lobbyists. So I’d just like to give a shout out to these brave Republican women:

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Happy Holidays, Heathens

Posted by pjsauter on November 23, 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody. It’s a bittersweet holiday for me, personally. On the one hand, it’s always great to get a day off. On the other hand, I have to go and hang out with the in-laws for what will no doubt feel like hours. Usually very tense hours as I watch my wife squirm and look for a way to leave me alone with her parents while she goes and hides somewhere. She just doesn’t seem to have mastered the art of ignoring everything that her parents say (I don’t know why – she’s pretty good at ignoring everything I say).

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