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Morning Seditionists

Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 31, 2008
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Yesterday was a sad day, on lots of fronts. Let’s hope today is a better one.

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 30, 2008
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I haven’t got anything much to say this morning. Still trying to figure out who I’m supposed to hope wins the Democratic nomination. I guess to a large extent, I don’t much care. I can always say, “don’t blame me, I voted for Edwards.” Never mind who I think would actually be a better president amongst the “other two.” I have a hard time believing that Hillary could win. The Republicans despise her, and the Democrats who don’t love her, hate her, too. My mother-in-law still hates her for the cookie baking remark. I’m sure there are a lot of racists who would never vote for Obama, but he seems to be pretty non-threatening to most of white America, so I reckon he’s probably a safer bet than Hillary. I just hope all these people who keep expressing their confidence that he’ll “change” everything are right (whatever they mean, exactly, by that).

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Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 29, 2008
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On the odd chance that I got too hammered playing the SOTU drinking game last night to get up and write a post this morning, I’m getting this out of the way ahead of time.

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Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 28, 2008
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I really wish I could feel happy about the way the Democratic primaries are going, but I’m afraid I just can’t. I really wish the media had picked better candidates for us. Better than Bush is a pretty low bar to set, but I guess we’re just gonna have to take it. Unless one of the Republican bozos manages a win – which seems quite plausible to me, sad to say. I don’t think another 100 years of invading and occupying middle east companies to ensure high profits for oil companies and bolster repressive (but ‘friendly’) regimes that we can do business with is a particularly bright prospect. For many reasons – not the least of which being that we need to get off the oil to save the planet. Not too crazy about the prospect of a Kristian States of America, either.

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Booblehead Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 27, 2008
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Today on Press the Meat, Timmy Potatohead has Maerick McCain, and then for some political “insight,” it’s the snarktacular Maureen Dowd of the NY Times, GOP shill Chuck Todd of NBC News, and Byron “The Dork” York of the National Review.

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Saturday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 26, 2008
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Today is gonna be a fun Saturday for me. I get to go and help my brother-in-law install their new pellet stove. This may not sound too exciting to you all, but for me, this is the equivalent of going to a really posh party. Yeah, pretty goofy, I know, but I not only get to hang out with my sister and her hubbie (and their critters), but I get to do some HVAC-related manual labor which, god help me, I miss. Hope youze guys have something fun to do today, too.

Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 25, 2008
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So, I was reading this column from Joe Conason over at Salon, where he was talking about some of the letters he receives in reaction to his columns:

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Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 24, 2008
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So, I’m in the preliminary stages of creating a Roman Catholic themed version of Clue®. I figure the idea will be to determine who killed the altar boy. So far, all I have is, it was Father Gagen with the crucifix in the rectory (sounds painful, don’t it?), but I’m also looking at Sister Sarah with the rosary beads in the vestibule (which actually sounds a bit erotic). I’ll let you know how that works out.

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Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 23, 2008
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Too tired to think of much to say this morning. I thought this story was pretty interesting, though. Wonder if the teevee news will ever pick it up?

Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on January 22, 2008
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Did you watch the big debate last night? I didn’t. I don’t even know if it was on the teevee anywhere, though I reckon it probably was. Watched the SU/Georgetown game in HD off and on (whereas I’m not what you’d call a good sport, I occasionally need to change the channel when things aren’t going well, lest I throw a cat through the screen). In between, I watched some creepy movie with Reese Witherspoon and Marky Mark when they were both puppies, and after SU blew the game and lost by two in OT, I decided to call it a night, and drift off to some old time radio (Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar). And now I gotta go to freakin’ work. Not that I don’t love my job, as I may have mentioned once or twice, but it’s just that I hate having to leave the dog alone. Poor boy.