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Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 30, 2006
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Supposed to be near or at record temperatures here today, before we plunge into something a bit more seasonable.  Doesn’t much matter to me, as I’ll be sequestered in my cave trying to figure out how the hell I’m gonna get everything done.  This sucks, but at least it doesn’t last much longer.

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 29, 2006
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Well, it’s Wednesday again. And Wednesday’s kinda suck. I’ve been finding it very difficult to concentrate on doing the things I’m supposed to be doing, and I can’t believe it’s almost December already. Where the hell has 2006 gone? You know, when you’re a kid, you always hear the old folks talk about how fast time seems to be going, and you think “yeah, yeah, yeah, whatever,” but then you wake up up one day and go “holy shit, now I know what they were talkin’ about!” I spend so much time trying to get shit over with, I’m starting to be afraid that I’ll look up one day, only to find that I’ve successfully managed to get my life over with. And on that happy note, have a good day.

Happy Birthday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 28, 2006
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It was one year ago today that Morning Seditionists went live.  I think it was the same day that Marc officially broke the news to us that the show was officially dead, but I’m not positive about that.  Anyhow, at the time, we only had a couple of weeks left of Morning Sedition.  I hadn’t been much for the old MS blog, mostly because I was generally trying to get my shit together and get ready for work, but in that last month and a half or so, I started going there quite a bit, trying to hold on to a piece of the show that got me out of bed and in the mood to face the day.  I thought for sure that damn petition would do some good, or at least the list and maps of the locations of the folks who signed it – over 1300 unique locations in 33 nations around the world – would make them see just how popular the show was.  Rather naive, I suppose.

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Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 27, 2006
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You know what the problem with four Sundays in a row is? Monday really, really sucks.

Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 26, 2006
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Yes, it really is Sunday this time, and it’s an eggscloosiff for Timmy Potatohead, as he hosts Ahnuld the Governator today on Press the Meat.  Then, Ike “red” Skelton, batshit crazy Duncan Hunter, and retired generals Wayne Downing and Gerry McCaffrey talk about how Iraq turned to shit as soon as the Democrats took control of congress.

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Saturday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 25, 2006
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It’s Saturday, and I’ll be sequestered in my basement cave while the weekly Raging Grannies meeting takes place upstairs.  We’re apparently the de facto headquarters, and Siggy is persona non grata amongst them, for some reason.  And where my dog isn’t welcome, well, damnit, neither am I.  Besides, all the shit that I had so much extra time to do thanks to the holiday still needs to get done.  Have a good one.

Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 24, 2006
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It is Friday, right?  Yesterday felt like Sunday, but today doesn’t feel like Monday (good thing, too).  I hope y’all had a good Thanksgiving, and there wasn’t too much family-related trauma (especially those of you have a loose wingnut or two in the family).   If you plan on joining in on the post-Thanksgiving shopping orgy today, better take a minute to sharpen your elbows.  Personally, I recommend a nice day around the house spent napping and eating leftovers.

Thanksgiving Day Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 23, 2006
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Like a lot of people (maybe even most people), I do my fair share of pissing and moaning about my life, but, truthfully, I have a pretty good thing going here, and have plenty to be grateful for – today, and every day of the year.  I’m really thankful I wasn’t born in Iraq, for starters.  I doubt there’s a family in that country that hasn’t been touched by some horror or another.  The same could be said for the Sudan, Palestine…and, well, unfortunately far too many places to mention here.  Let’s hope the United States can find its way, and start to be a force for good in the world again (yeah, I’d like to think it has been in the past – if not exactly perfect).

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Thanksgiving Eve Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 22, 2006
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Lots of people have to work today, but lots more will be hitting the road (or the airport; debatable which mode of transportation is faster – especially if you’re within about a five or six hour drive).  Thanksgiving is one of those nice holidays, for the most part untouched by commercialism.  It celebrates our ancestors’ (or at least our predecessors’) gratitude to the native people, for showing them how to survive.  Since it was about the last decent thing Europeans ever did on this continent, it’s fitting that we’ve made it a four-day weekend.  The other nice thing is that it’s a holiday for which I have absolutely no responsibilities, other than to show up.  Showing up is actually about the only thing I’m any good at.

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Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on November 21, 2006
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There’s been a rather inordinate amount of discussion on Charlie Rangel saying he’ll be introducing legislation to reinstate the draft. On NPR, one faceless talking head said to the other (and I paraphrase), “isn’t this just grandstanding?” To which the other talking head replied, “yes, it is, because Rangel knows it’ll never pass. He’s just trying to make the point that if we want to continue with Bush’s foreign policy – especially increasing the troop levels in Iraq – the only way it can be done is with a draft.”

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