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Morning Seditionists

Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on January 31, 2012
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We dodged the old Lake Effect snow bullet yesterday. Only about 6″, but just to the north in Fulton, they got 32″ (doubling their seasonal total in one storm). That’s a fair amount of snow in a day (less than day). Pretty hard to keep up with that. But today it’s supposed to be in the 40s. My sump pumps are humming away pretty good. One was going every three minutes last night. I can hear it from my bedroom while I’m not sleeping. Bad night and morning, dog-wise. I wish I could just work from home. I mean, I could, of course, if the people who ran the IT department would allow it. Sadly, no.

Monday

Posted by pjsauter on January 30, 2012
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Decisions, decisions. Looks like we got about six inches of snow out there. Not sure if it’s worth plowing or not. I’m thinking not. Then again, there always seems to be more out there than I thought, so maybe I should. Actually, what I really should do is go back to bed.

Why?

Posted by pjsauter on January 28, 2012
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Getting a late start today, because the dogs let me sleep in (I wasn’t actually sleeping, but figured I wouldn’t make a move until they did), and only got me up twice last night (first one, then the other – god forbid they both go at the same time). So now I’m watching Bill Maher, and wondering why. Why have Dana Rohrfucker on? He’s a lying, loudmouthed douchebag who adds absolutely no value to the show (or the planet). And combining him with loudmouthed twit Kennedy (she is apparently a celebrity or something?). Oy. Poor Marty Bashir.

Friday

Posted by pjsauter on January 27, 2012
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It’s Friday. Yes, indeed. Finally. This is the first five-day week I’ve had to work in a while (since before Christmas, I think, but I might have had a 5-day’er in there somewhere), and I’m on-call to boot, so it’s been a long one. Quite glad it’s over. That is to say, I will be quite glad when it’s over.

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RBA 2012

Posted by pjsauter on January 26, 2012
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I’ve been giving a lot of thought to those poor parental units out there, faced with school closings and class size increases and all that. So I’ve come up with what I’m calling the “Responsible Breeding Act of 2012.” It is, if I do say so myself, a rather elegant solution. My only regret is not having it prepared in time for Gabby Giffords to introduce it on her last day in office (which I’m pretty certain would have ensured enactment).

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on January 25, 2012
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I didn’t watch the SOTU last night. But I guess the President posited a bunch of propositions that of course will never happen. Like a millionaire tax rate of 30%. And free ice cream for everybody. The Republicans, predictably, think free ice cream for poor people is a bad idea, though rich people who get free ice cream tend to create more jobs, so that’s cool. Mostly, the Republicans in the audience all looked as if somebody was holding a turd under their collective noses. Which is to say, they looked the same as they always do.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on January 24, 2012
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So, Mittens released one year’s worth of tax returns, and it looks like his effective tax rate is about 14% (which he’s very proud of). I’m not sure where his Cayman Island money fits in. You know what? I think rich people can afford to pay a couple percent more, don’t you?

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Blue Monday

Posted by pjsauter on January 23, 2012
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Happy New Year! It’s the year of the dragon. Funny, seems like it was the year of the dragon just 12 years ago. It’s also “Blue Monday” – “scientifically” determined to be the most depressing day of the year. Whereas I have to work a 5-day week, and have the “support” duty, I can’t argue.

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Newtslide

Posted by pjsauter on January 22, 2012
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We took a giant step toward the dynasty of King Newt in South Carolina last night, as Gingrich pasted that no-good Massachusetts liberal Mitt Romney. Who knew that Rick Perry’s endorsement would have such an impact? I’m confident that Newt will be a benevolent dictator, and am looking forward to his reign. Sucks to be Mitt, though, and I guess what with Republican math being what it is, we should probably wait a week or so and see if it doesn’t turn out that somebody else actually won (or, as they say in Iowa, it’s a “split decision”).

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Blow Me, Al

Posted by pjsauter on January 21, 2012
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Got an e-mail from Al Franken yesterday. He said I should shut the fuck up about SOPA and that I’m a misinformed asshole that doesn’t know what I’m talking about (I’m paraphrasing). Clearly, Al and his buddies in the House and Senate are rather shocked at the large number of ignorant assholes such as myself, and this legislation is currently on hold as they try to figure out who the hell woke up the unwashed masses (they’ll probably just attach it to bill extending unemployment benefits or something). Since Al has been a supporter of Net Neutrality (one of the very few people in Congress that I think actually understands the issue), I was kind of confused. So I decided to educate myself, and looked Al up at OpenSecrets.

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