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Morning Seditionists

Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 31, 2009
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Still got a royal pain in the neck, which makes it really hard to sit and type, so this’ll have to be quick.

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Happy Birthday, Benny!

Posted by vernon on May 30, 2009
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I wish my old friend Phil Elwood was still around to write this but Jesse Hamlin is a good substitute.

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Happy B’day, Jack

Posted by pjsauter on May 29, 2009
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This is kind of hard to believe, but Texas Republican (and all-around douchebag) John Cornyn has repudiated the attacks on Sonia Sotomayor by Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich. I guess the fact that there are an awful lot of Hispanics in Texas must not be lost on the good Senator. Let’s just hope the rest of the Republicans remain oblivious. They’re the party of angry white guys, and I think they ought to just run with that.

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Proud to be an American

Posted by pjsauter on May 28, 2009
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Well, it’s not Friday, but it’s getting there. Not a lot to say today, but I think we can all rest easier knowing that scientists have created marmosets with green glowing feet, and the marmosets are passing the trait to their offspring. The scientists are clearly excited, because now they figure they can breed animals with human diseases and torture them in the name of research. How very human of them (fuckers better stay away from our baby woodchucks, though).

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Twofer

Posted by pjsauter on May 27, 2009
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So, pretty much as expected, President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Republicans, of course, are overjoyed to have an actual person to express their rage (in the same way that dogs express their anal glands, only not as pretty) over. They’re calling her a “Harriet Miers” pick, and Pat Buchanan says she’s “not very bright” (I suspect the actual quote was more like “dumb spic”). This, despite the fact that she graduated Summa Cum Laude (and #2 in her class) from Princeton, and received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979 (where she was an editor at the Yale Law Journal).

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We’re #1

Posted by pjsauter on May 26, 2009
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If you don’t follow lacrosse, well, you missed one hell of a game yesterday. Otherwise, not much else going on, other than trying to reconcile myself to the idea of going back to work again today. Not that I really mind going to work, but there’s something about a three-day weekend that makes it tough to go back again (especially when you haven’t had an “extra” day off in, well, in longer than I can remember; not since New Years Day, I think).

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Memorial Day

Posted by pjsauter on May 25, 2009
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Ah, Memorial Day, when politicians pretend to honor the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, and then continue to treat them like the disposable pawns of global corporate interests. Never mind not sending them to their deaths halfway around the world for no good reason, and forget about giving them the proper equipment to keep them as safe as possible. We aren’t even willing to give them shower facilities that won’t electrocute them (note to the no-bid contractors out there: electricity and water is not a good mix).

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Booblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 24, 2009
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This is shaping up to be a pretty good Memorial Day weekend here in Central New York. First up, Syracuse destroyed Duke 17-7 in the first NCAA lacrosse semifinal game. It was Duke’s worst NCAA loss ever. SU heads to the finals for the 16th time, and will try for its second straight national championship (11th overall, since lacrosse playoffs began in 1971) on Monday against Cornell, who killed #1 seed (even though SU finished #1 in both lacrosse polls) Virginia 15-6 in the second semifinal game. For those keeping score, Central New York 32 – Atlantic Coast Conference 13. So, it’s my Alma Mater vs. Keith Olberman’s on Monday. And, as previously mentioned, today’s Division II and III lacrosse championship games feature Central New York teams as well.

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Have a Cuppa Tea

Posted by pjsauter on May 23, 2009
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If you didn’t catch Bill Moyers’ show on single-payer healthcare last night, you can view it online. One of my favorite parts was video of a 2003 speech by a certain Illinois State Senator who claimed to favor a single-payer healthcare system. We might not be able to do it right away, he said, because we had to do three things first: take back the White House, take back the US Senate, and take back the US House of Representatives.

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Sarah’s Comin’!

Posted by pjsauter on May 22, 2009
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We just need to get through today, and then the big Memorial Day weekend (celebrated big-time in Waterloo, NY, officially designated the “birthplace” of Memorial Day by LBJ in 1966, though it’s one of a couple dozen communities to claim the distinction), which seems like it’s coming a lot earlier than usual, will be upon us. Not that I’m complaining; it’s been a long time since I’ve had a day off.

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