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Fer Chrissakes

Posted by pjsauter on March 31, 2010
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Here’s a little news item that made me want to vomit when I read it: Obama uses his BlackBerry to get “prayers” e-mailed to him.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on March 30, 2010
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Shocking news this morning: Ricky Martin is gay. I know what you’re thinking: Ricky who? I’m not quite sure who he is either (the name conjures an image of some sort of Ricky Ricardo/Billy Martin hybrid), but I’m pretty sure he used to sorta be famous in a ‘Selena’ kinda way, except he apparently wasn’t shot by the president of his fan club (kinda like having Kathy Bates as your #1 fan). I’ll have more on this development as soon as I figure out why I should give a shit.

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Bleh, Monday

Posted by pjsauter on March 29, 2010
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Big weekend for our War President Nobel Peace Prize winning President, who stopped off in Afghanistan to rally the troops, grab a quick photo-op or two, and in general complement his health care reform victory on the home front with a bit of commander-in-chiefin’. I think he should have waited until Easter and popped over with plastic ham (assuming secret Muslims are OK with plastic pigs). Obama told the troops that “the US doesn’t quit” (other than, oh, Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, and Somalia). The President also told our military men and women that “we can’t forget why we’re here.” Well, you’re there for a photo-op, and I’m not really all that clear just why they’re there (other than you ordered them there), but you got to leave after a few hours, and they’re still stuck there. Anyhow, between the HCR “victory,” the new nuclear arms reduction treaty with the Rooskies, and this quick jaunt over to Kabul, the President is looking mighty presidential. Maybe we can get real financial reform, a real jobs plan, and some real progress toward reversing global climate change now? No? OK, I’ll settle for some good speechifyin’ then.

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Boobleheads

Posted by pjsauter on March 28, 2010
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First off, congratulations to West Virginia for making Ashley Judd cry while punching a ticket to the Final Four in Indianapolis. Just watch out for the shit bubbles. Speaking of shit bubbles, on Press the Meat, it’s Mr. Armageddon, Papa John Boehner, Steny Hoyer, DNC Chair Tim Kaine, Bozo the token black Republican, Michael Steele, former Obama WH Communications Director (for like six months) Anita Dunn, and out old friend Ed Gillespie, who comes out of whatever closet he’s been in lately.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on March 27, 2010
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You may have heard there was a big election in Iraq. This is a shining example of why we needed to blow a lot of shit up, kill a shitload of people, and spend a boatload of money on democracizing those people over there. The party of our former puppet, Ayad Allawi, appears to have edged out the party of our most recent puppet, Nouri al-Maliki, prompting al-Maliki to declare (in a most American manner) “No way we will accept the results.”

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on March 26, 2010
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So, the House passed the re-reconciliation bill, and health care reform (for this year, anyway) is a done deal. It really seems to have pissed off the idiot Republicans, so for that alone, it’s a good thing. Congress also passed a vast overhaul to Federal College aid, including larger and more accessible Pell grants, and easier loan repayment. So that’s a good thing, I guess (does nothing for me, so I should resent the fact that people are getting something I’m not, but that’s just not how I run). Some people – like the teabaggers – seem to have such unhappy, miserable lives, and they resent anybody who isn’t as unhappy and miserable as they are.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on March 25, 2010
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So, yesterday was a wonderful day. It started out with me feeling pretty crappy, toddled along through a 9½ hour day where I was so busy, I didn’t get a chance to take a break (let alone get lunch), which had my foot more or less on fire by quittin’ time, at which point I had to go stare at a dead old lady whom I’d never seen before, before finally getting back home. Things aren’t much better this morning, since nobody bothered to get coffee ready, and I don’t feel like doing it now. On the bright side, it’s a dress down day where we’re allowed to wear our orange. This is what passes for a big thrill in the corporate world, I guess.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on March 24, 2010
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There are a lot of very tall people in town today, as the Kentucky, Cornell, West Virginia, and Washington basketball teams are here for the NCAA Hoops East Regionals. OK, maybe not Cornell. They’re probably still down in Ithaca. But the other fellas (and their fans) are here. I feel kinda sorry for the fans, really. While I think this is a good place to live (if you have a job), it’s not exactly what I’d call a tourist spot. Not at the end of March, anyway. If it was winter or summer, you’d have lots of outdoor activities to partake in, but right now things are kinda yucky (no snow, no green; mostly dirt and left-over road sand), and your choices are pretty much the bars or the malls. Oh, I suppose you could go to the Everson Art Museum or the Museum of Science and Technology, but, well, somehow I don’t see UK and WVU fans as big on modern art (or science). No offense to our friends from south of the Mason-Dixon line, of course. And the Washington fans won’t care either way; they’ll feel at home with the rain, and will probably have real good pot with them, so they can hang in their hotels and chill. But odds are we’ll have some Ashley Judd sightings around here, and it would be really nice to see her cry when Cornell beats Kentucky tomorrow night (not that I want to see her cry, mind you; she’s darn cute, and definitely the pick of the litter in that family. I’d just love to see Kentucky lose – not enough to stay up past midnight to see it, though).

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on March 23, 2010
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And so, the week limps along. We got lots of rain last night by the sound of things, but it seems to have tapered off now. Obama is supposed to sign the health care bill into law today, and then the Senate will supposedly fix all the worst parts of it using the reconciliation process. Or something. It’s all pretty convoluted. Why they couldn’t just pass a law that says if you don’t have insurance you can buy into Medicare at $X per month based on your income (and if your income is low enough, you pay nada), is beyond me. Oh, that’s right, the insurance industry wouldn’t allow that (plus, then I might have to “wait” to get an appointment). Oh well.

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Hoppy Monday

Posted by pjsauter on March 22, 2010
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So, quite a bit after I went to bed last night, and after a lot of Chicken Little histrionics (Republican Devin Nunes says it will bring about a Socialist Utopia; gee, Utopia – how terrible would that be? And, BTW, isn’t Devin a girl’s name?) and faux outrage (and an anti-abortion executive order by that liberal scoundrel President of ours), the House passed Health Care Reform and reconciliation. So, now the Senate has to do whatever it is they have to do, and it’ll be a done deal. Yay. I guess. At least a couple of good things will come out of it. You can keep your kids on your insurance plan (assuming you have one) until they’re 26. Doesn’t do much for me, of course, but I’m sure that’ll help a lot of people. It also supposedly closes the Medicare prescription drug “doughnut hole.” Again, not much help for me, and the way I’ve been feeling lately, I’m starting to doubt I’ll live long enough to get Medicare. Hopefully it’ll make things easier for my in-laws, though.

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