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Morning Seditionists

Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on September 30, 2010
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Uncle Carl Paladino had a bit of a confrontation with NY Post editor Fred Dicker last night. Something to do with Carl’s unsubstantiated allegations of an affair by Andy Cuomo (which is somewhat ironic in light of the fact that Carl himself has a daughter born out of wedlock). I think this guy is not only trailer trash, but he’s nuts, too. Could be an insteresting 4 years if Carl gets elected (as if NY State government wasn’t already enough like the Jerry Springer Show). As I’ve said before, Carl puts the “goober” in gubernatorial.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on September 29, 2010
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The list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has been announced. It includes the Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Chic, and LL Cool J. You know who it doesn’t include? Barry White, ELO, Todd Rundgren, Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Mott the Hoople, Steppenwolf, the Steve Miller Band, Harry Nilsson, the Moody Blues, and, most unbelievably, Stevie Ray Vaughan. So, to recap, Beastie Boys, ‘yes,’ Stevie Ray Vaughan, ‘no.’ Seriously? Seriously. Not to be overly dramatic, but I think this pretty much epitomizes all that is wrong with the world.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on September 28, 2010
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Even though we don’t have a closing date yet, I can’t help but look around here and think, “where the hell did all this crap come from, and how are we ever gonna move it?” And that’s not even counting all the shit in the attic. Some of this stuff clearly isn’t gonna make the trip – though what, exactly, we’re gonna do with it is another story. Anybody interested in a rather massive collection of VHS tapes? Hmm. Didn’t think so. Unless anybody’s got recycling ideas, I guess they’re gonna have to take that long walk down the green mile to the dump. Too bad; there’s a lot of good stuff in there (including “The Green Mile,” come to think of it).

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on September 27, 2010
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Just in case you needed another reason not to go to school in New Jersey (Princeton is too expensive, and Rutgers – which has become a mediocre football team during these SU football dark ages, and whose “fans” somehow think it’s become a powerhouse, all due respect to James Gandolfini – sucks), a shooting at an off-campus party near Seton Hall has left one dead and five wounded. My guess is that the shooter’s father is in “waste management.” In a sign of the times, a witness to the shooting was interviewed “by BlackBerry instant messenger on condition of anonymity because she feared for her safety while the shooter remained at large. She said she was too upset to talk over the phone.” Funny, but to an old guy like me, it’s much easier to speak than it is to push those tiny little buttons on the phone. Some comedian – can’t recall who it was – once said that, had they invented texting first, and then voice, people would be flipping out at how great voice is. “It’s great! You don’t have to type shit out.. You just talk!

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on September 26, 2010
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I really can’t bring myself to look at today’s lineup of talking heads. These shows make a mockery of our political system, raising insignificant clowns – teevee “personalities,” formerly elected stooges, currently elected liars, thieves, & hypocrites, shills for the Republicratic party, and the lying pieces of crap running for something or other in the next election – to a level of fake importance that will fool the ignorant bon-bon eating couch dwellers of the world into believing what they have to say actually matters.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on September 25, 2010
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Money’s tight, and sometimes it’s tough to scrape together enough dough to heat your palace. I think we all know how that feels. Fortunately for the Queen of England, the UK is one of those socialist countries where there’s a safety net for impoverished folks to get a little help paying the utility bills. Or so you’d think. Sadly, the Queen’s request was denied. If Her Majesty might allow me to offer some help, might I suggest a pellet stove? Wood pellets are a renewable resource, and are so clean burning they’re even approved by the State of California (and you know how fussy those nuts are). Now, if “The Tudors” is any indication, you might have a bit of a tough time finding an insert to fit those humongous palace fireplaces, but maybe you can get the royal handyman to retrofit them or something.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on September 24, 2010
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It’s gonna be hot today. Hell, it’s already hot – 76 degrees before 5:00 this morning – and it’s gonna be in the upper 80s. Might even hit 90. This, of course, is too damn hot. The good news is that it won’t last long, as a cold front it supposed to come through and make for a nice cool day tomorrow (good day for playing with the tractor). The bad news is that a cold front means thunderstorms (and very unhappy doggies) tonight. Good thing I don’t sleep much these days anyway.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on September 23, 2010
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It’s been a tough week, and the hits just don’t stop coming. Today, it’s a trip to the dentist for a cleaning and god knows whatever other Torquemadian torture they can devise to foist upon me. Other than having a tooth ripped out a couple weeks back, I haven’t been to the dentist in quite a while (the guy I was going to back then was constantly complaining that my insurance – for which he was an official provider – wasn’t paying him enough, and he might have to charge more). I got tired of hearing him whine, then tried another less-than-impressive guy for a while before changing jobs and just kind of getting out of the habit. Things had been pretty good for quite a while, but, well, after 12 years or so, I guess it’s finally time to be a good boy and suffer whatever pain and indignity the Dental Deities feel obliged to throw at me. So, needless to say, I’m really not looking forward to this. Hopefully I at least won’t have to pay too much for the privilege.

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Last Day of Summer

Posted by pjsauter on September 22, 2010
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With the elections about six weeks away, things aren’t looking so good for Democrats in the Senate. Russ Feingold is down by over nine points in Wisconsin (and way below that magical 50% that incumbents supposedly need to have). Some Republican schmuck looks to be in good shape to take over Robert Byrd’s old seat in West Virginia. Sharon Angle is one point ahead of Harry Reid (who, again, is far below that 50% thing).

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on September 21, 2010
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So I was crunching the numbers yesterday, and, once I’m in my new place, I should only go into the hole by about $30 a month – as long as I bury and/or burn my garbage, don’t drive more than 10 miles a day on the weekends, and don’t renew my lottery subscription. That’s assuming there are never any repairs to make, and no vet and/or medical bills. Oh, and that Governor Blinky or the next Governor don’t decide to lay me off. So, I guess I need to make some changes. Showtime is definitely not gonna make the cut (I’ll miss Dexter, Weeds, and The Big C – though I predict this will be the last season of Weeds anyway), and HBO may not survive the move, either. I hope Granny is ready for a cold, dark winter. There’s a cheery thought.