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Morning Seditionists

Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on July 31, 2011
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I was afraid to look at the news this morning, lest I see some fresh horror contrived by our “representatives” in DC. Silly me, I should have known they’d have done absolutely nothing. I’m not an economist or anything, so I’m too stupid to understand the complex part of all this stuff. To me (and to most reasonably intelligent and non-insane people, I suspect – in other words, non-teabaggers), it should seem pretty straightforward. You spend money on whatever, and then you have to pay for it. If you run up your credit card balance, you still have to pay the bill. You can say to yourself, “damn, I gotta quit doing that,” but you still have to pay. You don’t just say, “eh, I’ve been spending too much, so I’m not gonna pay, because paying the bills for the shit I already bought is the only way for me to get my spending under control. I don’t have a revenue problem, I have a spending problem.”

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on July 30, 2011
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I am just so very, very proud and happy that these two guys hold the economic fate of Western Civilization in their very able hands. Two pasty-faced white dudes, maybe half a chin between them.

Friday

Posted by pjsauter on July 29, 2011
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We begin this weekend in July, but when it’s all over, it’ll be August. Yes, difficult as it is to believe, we are about to enter into the dying days of summer. Bummer. Of course, you folks where the heat and lack of rain has been downright deadly (as opposed to just a nuisance) are probably looking forward to some relief. I, however, have visions of 10-foot high snow drifts dancing in my head. Of course, winter is still a ways off, and we’ll have football season to look forward to, when we can all root for the Minnesota Vikings to win the Super Bowl behind a Hall-of-Fame clinching performance by their new/old QB, Donovan McNabb – who, say what you will about him, I’m pretty sure won’t be caught in any sexting scandals – after watching Syracuse win a BCS bowl game on or about New Year’s Day. Hey, we’re still undefeated, so I can dream.

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News Thirsty Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on July 28, 2011
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Like most “real Americans,” I like to keep tabs on all things “Celebrity.” So naturally the first place I head to in the morning is the Crappington Post’s “LA” page. While intently following the story about Angelinians Angelinans Angelicans them people out there in LA rioting on Hollywood Boulevard in protest of the failure of our government to protect the rights of the people over corporate interests over some friggin’ DJ or something, I noticed something even more important: Prince Friedrich Von Whatshisface got his wife, Zsa Zsa Nolastnamerequired a billboard for their 25th Anniversry.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on July 27, 2011
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I seem to have arisen with a rather nasty headache this morning, which is odd, because it’s not like I got drunk last night or anything (maybe that was my mistake right there).

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Are These The Good Old Days?

Posted by pjsauter on July 26, 2011
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OK, well, Monday’s over with. I guess Obama was on the teevee last night. I didn’t watch, but I assume whatever he said was so stirring that he moved the Republicans to realize that they ought to declare victory and move on. Let me just look at the news sites…. Hmm. Nope, guess not. Well, I guess there’s nothing anybody can do, so I wonder how this will affect me, personally. ‘Cuz if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the teabaggers, it’s that the only thing that matters is, me, me, me. Ideally, other than the embarrassment of living in a third-world country on the down side of the roller coaster (I think we’re somewhere between Constantine and Valens on the scale of Empiric Decline), I’ll remain unaffected. I hope so, anyway. It’s hard to tell, what with everybody changing their story all the time. All I can tell for sure is that everything kinda sucks these days. You know, as I reflect upon my life, it seems that everything I’ve been involved with “used to be” great before I came along (or, at the very least, turned to shit rather shortly after my arrival on the scene).

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Two Banana Monday

Posted by pjsauter on July 25, 2011
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A “two banana emoticon.” I like that.

Adequately describing the way I feel about going to work this morning is going to require a two-banana emoticon.” At least.

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Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on July 24, 2011
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I was catching up on Friday night’s Bill Maher yesterday, and, in yet another example of how everything revolves around Syracuse, British humorist Martin Lewis (which would be a great name for a comedy team) was on, and when Bill asked him if he was sure he was British, Lewis said “no, I’m actually from Syracuse, and this accident is just a cover.” I didn’t know he was from here (and we all know each other, so it seems odd that I wouldn’t), but I think it’s more just one of those things like being Irish – the only two kinds of people are those that are and those that wish they were.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2011
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So, Barry got mad. I guess. That’s what the people who tell me what other people said after I listen to what other people said, said. And, oh, the commenters at the TPM (among others) are just enthralled with him. To paraphrase one of them, he’s so darn smart, he’s not a step ahead of everybody else – he’s 20 steps ahead. Yep. He’s a regular f*cking Ninja. Roll over on, like damn near every negotiation you’re involved in (typically before negotiations even start), and then get mad (he was mad, right?) when the bad guys aren’t satisfied with how far you’ve rolled and figure they can just keep squeezing you (which, really, is a pretty reasonable assumption – hell, it’s probable the most reasonable assumption the teabaggers and wingers are capable of). So, happy as Obama apparently was to sell out Medicare and SS (oh, except it was all part of his stealth plan to force them to be mean and stupid so he’d look reasonable), the crazier wingnuts apparently wouldn’t go for it. So, the Conventional Wisdom goes, Obama looks like a maverick (watch out for mavericks) by bucking his own party and being “reasonable” while the Republicans look like, well, Republicans. I don’t know about you, but I feel better already.

Friday

Posted by pjsauter on July 22, 2011
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Well, it was a hot one last night. Tough on the dogs, as we don’t have the a/c going, and they seem unwilling to get into the water (except for our poor, dried-up ponds, which they would be happy to get in, but right now wouldn’t even get them muddy). Not quite as hot here today, but not exactly cool. I feel bad for them.

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