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Wipey Wipey

Posted by pjsauter on September 16, 2014
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A while back I heard somebody talking about how toilet paper hadn’t been significantly changed since 1890 when brothers Clarence and E. Irvin Scott put it on a roll. It may not be a perfect product, but it would seem to be pretty much as good as it’s gonna get (assuming we Americans don’t adopt the bidet style of – and I read this phrase while doing research on this topic – “anal cleansing”). Never fear, though, because when it comes to wiping your ass, Adam Smith’s invisible hand is always ready to reach out.

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Where All the Nine One One Stuff?

Posted by pjsauter on September 11, 2014
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It is with great surprise that I look around the Internets this morning and see very little about the anniversary of “the day that changed everything.” Oh, sure CNN has a little section on their homepage, but they’ve probably had that there for a while (dunno – don’t often go to CNN). Otherwise, not much of anything. Is it because Ray Rice and ISIS have consumed too much of the tiny little collective American consciousness? Or is it that “real” America has finally realized they never did much like godless, liberal NYC (or Washington DC for that matter) anyway? I mean, it took decades for America to more or less ignore D-Day and Pearl Harbor, so you’d think 9/11 would have a run of a few more years at least.

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Posted by pjsauter on September 10, 2014
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Do ya? Well, you shouldn’t. At least not in NYS politics, as Governor Snotball rather handily (though not as handily as he’d have liked) withstood the Zephyr wind to win the Democratic nomination for Governor. So, thanks to the worthless, gutless, and feckless Working Families Party (I wish I still had links on the sidebar so I could take theirs down), we won’t be able to vote for Teachout in November. I guess that only leaves perpetual candidate for everything Howie Hawkins (he’s kinda like a Timex watch – or maybe Gus Hall). Since there’s virtually no possibility of that Republican guy (what’s his name? Ford Torino or something?) winning (absent some Anthony Weiner-style twitpics out there somewhere), I guess that’s a safe vote. Or you can write me in. But I think I’d vote for Howie instead.

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Teachoutable Moment

Posted by pjsauter on September 9, 2014
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Big day today, as Zephyr Teachout will try to Wu NY Democrats and hopefully defeat that sorryass non-Democrat Democrat Governor of ours. Or at least hopefully she gets enough votes to make Andy nervous. If you’re a NY Democrat, be sure to head to the polls and vote for her and for Wu as well. If you’re not a NY Democrat, well, I hear voter fraud is super easy to get away with here in NY, ‘cuz we kind of encourage people to vote instead of making it difficult for them.

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Are You Ready For Some…

Posted by pjsauter on September 7, 2014
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This is it – the beginning of the only thing that takes the edge off the thought that winter is coming. NFL football. OK, so, technically football actually started on Thursday as they snuck in a game between somebody and somebody else (Green Bay got killed by Seattle, I guess), but we all know that football on Thursday isn’t really football (unless it’s Thanksgiving, but then it’s always Detroit and Dallas playing somebody and that’s not really football either).

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Dollar Day

Posted by pjsauter on September 1, 2014
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Happy September, everybody. And welcome to the earliest possible Labor Day. If you’ve been holding off on going to the NYS Fair (and I suspect you have), today’s the day to get out there, as it’s $1 admission and $1 rides all day. Plus you get to see the Labor Day Parade and if you feel like hanging around ’til sis o’clock you can even see the Doobie Brothers (which at least still includes Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons from the olden days, and blessedly doesn’t include Michael McDonald – no offense, Mike, just was never into the “What a Fool Believes” or “Takin’ it to the Streets” shit. I’m more of a “Black Water” – the song, not the mercenary company – guy).

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Looks Like We Made It

Posted by pjsauter on August 30, 2014
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Another 5-day week for me, and this was a tough one. Thank goodness I have three days off, as I seem to have contracted some sort of disease. Summer cold, sinus infection, free-radical poisoning from coconut oil left on the stove to fill the house up with smoke – I dunno. Whatever it is, it’s been long and lingering and has made it difficult to breathe and to sleep. I still have a pretty snotty head and a sore throat, but that part seems to be abating.

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Well, That Was Interesting

Posted by pjsauter on August 24, 2014
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Finally, the web host seems to have gotten things back up and running after being down for several hours. Not that they bothered to tell anybody there was a problem (I don’t expect a personal e-mail, I guess, but they have a “support” Twitter feed that I follow and there was nary a word). I guess they figure if nobody noticed, then it didn’t happen. I’d go with somebody else, but, well, they’re cheap. Not as cheap as they used to be, though.

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Long Week

Posted by pjsauter on August 22, 2014
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We were graced by the presence of Governor Andy yesterday as he arrived to officially open the NY State Fair on “Governor’s Day.” Since NY Governor’s typically come from south of the 42nd parallel (what we up here refer to as “Downstate”), I generally get the sense that they’re somewhere between bemused and annoyed at having to come up here to the provinces and pretend to think we’re not a bunch of redneck hicks (when Ed Koch ran for Governor in 1982, he remarked to Playboy Magazine that if you live up here, you’re “…wasting time in a pickup truck when you have to drive 20 miles to buy a gingham dress or a Sears Roebuck suit…. This rural America thing — I’m telling you, it’s a joke.” Unfortunately for Ed, one of his staffers subsequently showed him a map of NY that didn’t come from the cover of the New Yorker Magazine and he realized that to be the Guv, you gotta get the votes of at least a few of us losers up here). They’re expected to choke down one of our famous sausage sandwiches, eat some Dinosaur Barbeque, and feign interest in the livestock (“that’s a cow, right? I think they had those last year, too.”).

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Beginning of the End of the Summer

Posted by pjsauter on August 20, 2014
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It is with heavy heart that I note that tomorrow is the start of the Great NY State Fair (Governor’s Day, so we’ll be graced by the presence of St. Andrew of Cuomo). This means that after today there are only ten more days left of summer.

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