Posted by pjsauter on June 30, 2009
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Yesterday really sucked. Had a bunch of shit go wrong that had me working until 12:30 AM (way past my bedtime, even on weekends). Things are are still wrong, and I need to try and get an early start and get into the office as soon as I can. So, this will be brief: Life sucks, and then you die. Unless you’re rich, in which case things are pretty good (relatively speaking), and then you die. If you’re rich and famous, well, watch out. June’s a killer.
Posted by pjsauter on June 29, 2009
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And so, the clock runs out on another weekend as we near the last day of what has been one of the deadliest months for celebrities in recent memory. I don’t know if that’s actually true, but it feels like it’s true, and that’s all that matters (I’d use the word “truthiness,” but I was reading a review of the Ford Fiesta in Automobile Magazine – yeah, I get that for free for some reason; don’t ask me why, as I really don’t much care about cars, but I’m kind of a free magazine whore, and when they offer, I just take ’em – and they said that “truthiness” was a “Generation Y” word, so I guess I can’t use it. It makes me wonder what comes after Generation Z, though).
Posted by pjsauter on June 28, 2009
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On Press the Meat today it’s David Axelrod, Mitt and his Magic Underpants, and creepy little closet queen, Lindsey Graham. Then at the roundtable, it’s Republican scumbags David Brooks and Mike Murphy, plus the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne, and Dee Dee Myers.
Posted by pjsauter on June 27, 2009
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So, the House barely passed a less than comprehensive (but better than nothing, which is about all we can expect these days) energy bill yesterday. Roll Call Vote here, if you want to check up on your Congress critter. Basically, it went this way: 82% of the House Democrats voted for it, 94% of the Republicans voted against it. Three of our “representatives” were apparently too busy mourning Michael Jackson to bother voting (or maybe there were “taking a hike”). As for addressing climate change, this all means basically nothing since, as we all learned on School House Rock, the Senate now needs to pass their own version of this bill – the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, which was marked up in and reported out of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources by a vote of 15-8 on June 17th. Environmentalists and scientists are not impressed. But, even to get this thing through, counting Joe Lieberman and Bernie Sanders as Democrats (which, in my opinion, is a slur against Bernie Sanders), then any Senate bill would require roughly 102% of Democrats to vote for cloture. Since, even on a good day, the best you can count on is maybe 83% of Democrats, we need to get at least 27% of Republicans, which will be done by further weakening an already crappy bill. Get ready for more nuke plants, “clean” coal facilities, corn subsidies, oil drilling in ANWR, logging in National Parks, and helicopter wolf hunting. Or perhaps I’m just being pessimistic?
Posted by pjsauter on June 26, 2009
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This just in: Michael Jackson is still dead.
I think all you celebrities need to lay low for the rest of this month. It’s dangerous out there. I saw on the teevee that vigils are being held worldwide for the beloved Michael Jackson. OK, I guess. I feel bad for the guy, but never really got the appeal (to me, he peaked with “Ben”). I mean, it’s not like John Lennon just got shot. One mourner outside Jackon’s LA residence (who didn’t even bother to take the cell phone out of her ear while being interviewed) said, “my goodness, it’s just like a modern day Elvis Presley dying.” Uh, I know Elvis died a while ago, but I’m pretty sure 1977 still counts as the “modern day.”
Posted by pjsauter on June 25, 2009
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All day yesterday, I thought it was Thursday. What a bummer to find out it was only Wednesday. Plus, it’s too goddamn hot and humid. And deer fly season is upon us. This is why I prefer winter.
Posted by pjsauter on June 24, 2009
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The US continues to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, one funeral at a time. Oh, those pesky drones.
Posted by pjsauter on June 23, 2009
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What with the train crash yesterday, all the shit going on in Iran, the SC governor AWOL, and our Governor grounding all the members of the NY State Senate (they’re not allowed to go out at all – not on weekends, and not even on the Fourth of July – but my guess is the only legislation they’ll pass is a bill to pay State Senators overtime for being called in to special sessions), the big news this morning is that two people I don’t know and really don’t give a crap about who apparently have eight kids and a “reality” teevee show, are separating.
Posted by pjsauter on June 22, 2009
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Running a bit late this morning, since I couldn’t bear to drag my ass out of bed until six o’clock (plus I was pinned down under the covers by a dog who was looking pretty comfortable). That means I only get to watch the lo-cal news through one time, but it doesn’t look like much went on here yesterday anyway. There doesn’t seem to be much going on anywhere, really (except for that impending Iranian revolution thing, but there’s no live teevee of it, so that’s no fun, and if I have to hear a bunch of brainless twits continue to gush over “social networking” web sites much longer, I think I’m gonna puke). As Bill Maher said the the other night, finally, somebody found a use for Twitter.
Posted by pjsauter on June 21, 2009
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There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and you can always count on the Sunday talking head shows to treat us to the guests most relevant to breaking events.