Posted by pjsauter on June 30, 2008
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So, I’m driving back from the park yesterday, and I see a lawn sign that says, “Support Domestic Drilling NOW!” or something to that effect. It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant and easily manipulated people are in this country. Certainly, everybody here knows that there isn’t a moratorium on drilling for oil in the US. There’s a moratorium on new leases, but since the oil companies are just sitting on the leases they already have – some 68 million acres, or over 80 percent of US oil reserves – waiting for the price of oil to go even higher, handing over more leases to them isn’t going to make the price of gas or home heating oil go down. Not even a little bit. It would probably make the Exxon Mobil stock price go up, but that’s about it.
Posted by pjsauter on June 29, 2008
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So, another Sunday, another morning filled with pompous windbags. First up, on Press the Meat, it’s the only man who could possibly fill in for the godlike Tim Russert, NBC News God, Tom Brokaw. Today, Tommuh is at the Western Governors Association Annual Meeting in (Michael) Jackson Hole, Wyoming with Arnold “the pig” Schwarzenegger, Wyoming’s Governor Dave Freudenthal, and Colorado’s Bill Ritter. Oh, and sphincter-faced twerp Chuck Todd, too.
Posted by pjsauter on June 28, 2008
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It’s Saturday! Yay! Two “days off” that will go by in a blur, where I’ll either do absolutely nothing and feel guilty about it, or I’ll accomplish about a tenth of what I intend to, and feel terrific because I managed to both cut the grass and do my laundry. Well, OK, “feel terrific” is stretching it a bit. I guess terrific is beyond what I’m capable of feeling these days. At best, maybe I won’t feel like a worthless piece of shit. That’s about as good as it gets – and even that doesn’t seem to last very long. Oh well. Beats going to work
Posted by pjsauter on June 27, 2008
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Spent the last couple nights watching George Carlin HBO specials. I haven’t gotten through them all yet, but I have them recorded. I’d forgotten just how many jokes I’ve stolen from him over the years. Before the first one, they actually had Shana Alexander caution us that there would be naughty words, and damned if they didn’t freeze frame at one point with a message cautioning us that we may want to turn away. Amazing how things changed in 30 or so years. They never warned us before each episode of the Sopranos that Tony had a potty mouth.
Posted by pjsauter on June 26, 2008
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Back to my least favorite work location today. I’ve really been having a tough time getting through this week. Just not up for it. Hopefully it’ll go fast.
Posted by pjsauter on June 25, 2008
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Not a whole lot going on this morning. At least, I don’t think there is. I haven’t really gotten up and looked to see if something’s going on. But if there is, I’m sure it’s just more of the same.
Posted by pjsauter on June 24, 2008
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Watched an odd movie called “The Minus Man” last night, with Owen Wilson as a serial killer. Sheryl Crow was his first victim (in the movie, anyway). Janeane Garafolo was in it, too (she had a crappy little dog that ate cat food). She played a postal worker (so did Owen, actually, eventually becoming a letter carrier). I thought that was rather fitting. Janeane said, “a carrier can’t clerk, and a clerk can’t carry,” which struck me as quite prophetic while I was watching, but, now, not so much. And Dwight Yoakam was in it. He pops up in some odd little movies (like Sling Blade; BTW, I do a better ‘Karl’ than Billie Bob Thornton, mmmmm).
Posted by pjsauter on June 23, 2008
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Watched a movie called “Bobby” last night (amazing how many people were in that movie, written and directed by Emilio Estevez). I really wish Booby hadn’t been killed. He was 42. 42. Just a kid, really. This would have been a much different world. I’d probably still have to go to work today, though.
Posted by pjsauter on June 22, 2008
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Todays the second longest day of the year. No, not the “second longest” day. The second of two longest days in a row. That’s what the newspaper said anyway. Then the days start getting shorter. Before you know it, it’ll be dark at five o’clock, and I’ll trying to figure out how to get the dogs out after work. That’s the only thing I don’t like about winter. It gets dark too early. I don’t mind the snow or the cold (I was watching Dan Rather Reports the other night, and he was doing a story on mass transportation in Denver, and he said something like the added benefits of not having to drive weren’t lost on people in a “city that got 35 inches of snow last year.” Hah), but I hate going to work in the dark, and coming home in the dark, having squandered all the daylight stuck at my job. But anyway….
Posted by pjsauter on June 21, 2008
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So, summer is here again. And another all too short weekend. I hope to get the grass cut, do my laundry, and keep the dogs entertained. Other than that, I’m not expecting much out of myself. That way, I rarely let myself down.