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Morning Seditionists

Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 30, 2008
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Well, the Bush years have come full circle, with the Dow now lower when it opens this morning than it was in 2001 when King George Jr. took over. I haven’t looked at my retirement stuff in quite a while, and I’m not about to start now. There just aint enough lipstick for this pig.

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Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 29, 2008
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Looks like the rich folks are licking their chops at the thought of getting a piece of the bailout pie.

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Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 28, 2008
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My friends, there’s another great lineup of talking heads this week. So good, it almost makes me want to start going to church again, just so I can have an excuse not to watch. Except I don’t need an excuse, so fuck it.

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Saturday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 27, 2008
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I don’t know about you, but I certainly stayed up past my bedtime last night. While sleazy McCain did a good job for what he is, it seemed pretty clear to me that Obama is the obvious best choice. Whether the “undecided” folks out there saw it the same way, who knows? But the reviews seem to be favoring Obama. So are the initial polls. Whether that holds up or not, I guess we’ll see.

Friday Debate (or maybe not) Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 26, 2008
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Lipstick on a Pig So, I’m reading my September issue of Information Security Magazine the other day (what, you don’t get that?), and was shocked to find an article by David Mortman entitled, “Prettied Up Problem,” accompanied by this picture. It was supposedly about the fact that so-called professional organizations’ efforts to address their ethics problems by creating ethics requirements in their certifications weren’t really addressing any issues, and in fact were just dressing up an “ugly situation.” Mortman even had the audacity to include the line:

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I know we are all feelin’ a lot better

Posted by vernon on September 25, 2008
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Always reassuring, mr. president.

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 24, 2008
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It sure seems like we’re headed for some pretty tough times. I think I’ll be OK – just have to work until I die, but at least I should be fairly secure in my job. Once nice thing about working for the State – they can’t move pick up NY and move it India. Though if McCain and Wolfkiller get into the White House, I might wish they could. I feel bad for the kids, though. We drove by a wedding party leaving the church the other day, and all I could think of was how tough it is right now for a young couple just starting off. Never mind what kind of a world the grandkids are going to inherit. A fascist, morally and fiscally bankrupt world with poisoned air and water (EPA says perchlorate is AOK; yummy!) with rising sea levels, and monster hurricanes, I guess.

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Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 23, 2008
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So, the market’s down, oil is way up, and the dollar plummets. I guess it’s time for everybody to get out there and stimulate the economy. Those of us that are healthy and employed, that is. Those that are sick and/or poor? Well, to quote Dick Cheney, “go fuck yourself.”

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Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 22, 2008
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Oh boy, Monday again. I thought it would never get here. Gotta get out there and pay some taxes, after all. Especially since it looks like John and Jane Q Public will not only be bailing out rich Americans, but rich foreigners, too. Between all this bailing out stuff, tax cuts for the wealthy, and spreading democracy, it’s lucky they let us regular folks keep as much of our paychecks as they do. But then, we have to have a couple of bucks to be good little consumer-citizens, I guess.

Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on September 21, 2008
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So, let’s see what’s up today. On Press the Meat, Henry Paulson is on to tell us what bailing out rich people is a good thing, but bailing out the po’ folks is a bad thing. Mike Bloomberg will be on to represent the rich folks. There’ll also be some financial “experts” around the roundtable; the only one worth mentioning is Erin Burnett, because she’s pretty cute.

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