Posted by pjsauter on July 31, 2007
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Hard to believe this is the last day of July already. Unfortunately, unlike the Iraqi Parliament, I don’t get to take the month of August off. Shouldn’t dubya be getting ready for his summer recess, too? I mean, all this decidin’ and commander in chieferin’ is pretty hard work. Oh well, better get ready to head off to the salt mines. Enjoy.
Posted by pjsauter on July 30, 2007
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Oh boy, another Monday. And a special one at that, as everybody’s favorite Governor Ahnuld Schwarzenegger hits the big six-oh today. It also happens to be the day on which Jimmy Hoffa went away, never to be seen again, in 1975. Perhaps more significantly, however, was what happened a year earlier. The House of Representatives recommended three articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon, ushering in the beginning of the end of Nixon’s presidency. He officially resigned just ten days later, on August 9th, ending one of the darker eras in our history.
Posted by pjsauter on July 29, 2007
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Whoopie, it’s Sunday! That means I have to go to work tomorrow. Sometimes I think it’d be better not to even get the weekend off. Then maybe we’d all realize how badly we’re getting screwed, and we wouldn’t put up with this shit any more. Not that I don’t love my job, you understand. It’s just that it really fucks up my whole day. Anyway….
Posted by pjsauter on July 28, 2007
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Another bust weekend this weekend. In addition to the Simpsons movie being out, it’s also Harborfest weekend, in the land of one of my many alma maters (assuming hanging out at a school long enough to collect your student loan check before dropping out counts as an alma mater). I don’t reckon I’ll make it up there, since I have grass to cut, laundry to do, beer to brew, and maybe a few other things to get done in two very short days. Plus, the cat seems to be hanging out with me lately, so I’d better keep my eyes open for the grim reaper to show up.
Posted by pjsauter on July 27, 2007
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So, has Gonzo finally been stupid and deceitful enough to get his ass thrown in prison? I wouldn’t hold my breath on it, but you never know. It’s even finally starting to seep into the traditional news media (slowly, of course). It sure would be nice to see that cat that ate the canary smile wiped off his face. He’ll just get pardoned, if it comes down to it (I wonder if dubya can do a preemptive pardon, the way Gerry Ford let Nixon off), but what the hell. It might be fun to watch. Not as much fun as watching Karl Rove go off to prison in an orange jumpsuit, but that’s even less likely. Maybe. It kinda feels like there’s change in the air. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Posted by pjsauter on July 26, 2007
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Damn, for some reason, I thought yesterday was Thursday, right up until I made a trip to the local homebrew store that was supposed to be open until 8:00. Unfortunately, on Wednesdays, they’re closed. What a disappointment, especially since I know I won’t feel like going there tomorrow, with the temperatures supposed to be up around 90 again. Oh well, off to the salt mines.
Posted by pjsauter on July 25, 2007
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Sadly, today is the last of my three days at the “alternate” (though not undisclosed) location. Until next Tuesday, anyway. It’s just so nice to be able to get back and forth in under five minutes. Plus, I’m able to go in a half-hour earlier and get out at four, which means I’m home by 4:05. I’m just gonna have to finagle a permanent gig out there, one of these days. That is, if the whole winning the lottery thing doesn’t work out.
Posted by pjsauter on July 24, 2007
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So, I was gonna try and post something other than, “I got nothing much to say,” but, um, I really got nothin’ much to say. Except I really very much prefer working less than five minutes from home. I actually got to go home for lunch, and hang out in the back yard with the dog. It’s not as good as being on vacation, but it’s about as close it’s gonna get for a while.
Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2007
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OK, I’m a little late with this, but, well, I’m slow and lazy (plus I have a bad back, and now my goddamn knee has decided to act up on me; this gettin’ old shit really sucks, at least in the physical department. I’m a lot smarter now that I was when I was young, though – which ought to give you an idea of just how friggin’ stupid I was when I was young), so that’s just how it goes. Anyhow, I got “tagged” by Melina, and this is my response (I hope I’m doing this correctly, since, in addition to being slow and lazy, I have a tendency to not read things carefully, and I can’t remember most of what I just read, anyway).
Posted by pjsauter on July 22, 2007
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So, we’ve got a failed occupation of a sovereign nation, and a constitutional crisis in progress, thanks to an executive branch that believes it’s not only above the law, but above the constitution. I’m sure today’s talking head shows will address all of this in a serious and non-partisan manner.