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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on June 28, 2012
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So, today’s the big day. Conventional wisdom has it that SCOTUS will either strike down the Affordable Healthcare Act, or at least the individual mandate. If the mandate goes, that ought to piss off insurance companies, who will still have to cover all those undesirables out there. So I guess that means higher insurance premiums for everybody that actually buys insurance. If they strike the act down entirely, well, things should stay more or less the same for me, but turn to shit for a lot of other people. Of course, the Medicare for All people say they’ll push for that (good luck with that – I just don’t see it happening with all the money involved, and particularly in light of Citizens United, but I would be happy to be wrong). But maybe Fat Tony was so pissed off the other day because he was on the losing side of the AZ immigration law, and he knew he was gonna lose on Obamacare, too. We shall see.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on June 27, 2012
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The photos and video from the Colorado Springs area are pretty chilling. I was reading about the Waldo Canyon fire, and they were saying that they thought they had a pretty good handle on it, but then 65 mph winds just made it explode and spread in three different directions. A guy who flew over in a helicopter said it looked like a military invasion, and homes are just burning to the ground. Like, whole neighborhoods.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on June 26, 2012
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Well, today is starting out better than yesterday did, but I’m still not real happy about the whole work thing. Good thing I have Friday off. I’m glad the Supreme Court gets to go on vacation too. Poor Fat Tony Scalia is all tired and grumpy. Hopefully killing “Obamacare” will cheer him up.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on June 25, 2012
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Oh, and what a Monday it is. I really had to struggle to get myself vertical this morning, and it’s gonna be a long, crappy day. It may also be the day the Supreme Court kills the Affordable Care Act. From everything I’ve read, all parts of the act (including the mandate) are completely constitutional, and therefore SCOTUS will declare it unconstitutional, because, well, because they are partisan and political radical activist judges. And assholes (not all, but I’d say they are a 5-4 asshole majority). Oh well, things should only get worse.

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It’s All Downhill From Here

Posted by pjsauter on June 21, 2012
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Well, it was 95° and humid here yesterday, and it’s supposed to be about that again today (maybe a little hotter, even), but nothing’s burning, so I’m not going to complain. We don’t have a very long pool season here (as attested to by that Tearjerkers tune Web lined to the other day), but it was definitely a nice luxury to have yesterday. I only wish the dogs would jump in, but they won’t even go in their little kiddie pool (except to stand in it and get a drink).

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Summer

Posted by pjsauter on June 20, 2012
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Summer starts at 7:09 EDT tonight. That makes today the longest day of the year (and probably the hottest, so far, though it’s supposed to be even hotter tomorrow) – clocking in at 15h 22m 08s here in my neck of the woods. It all turns to shit tomorrow, though, as we lose one second of daylight. Damn. I say we set the clocks ahead a few minutes to make up for it.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on June 18, 2012
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I got an e-mail from Andy Cuomo yesterday, wishing me a Happy Father’s Day. It was really from him, too, because they pasted a picture of his signature to it, and it was addressed to “Dear Friend” so it was personal. Mostly he told me how great it was to be the father of three daughters and what an inspiration his father was to him (Mario would probably be rolling in his grave, except for the fact that he isn’t dead yet). I don’t really give a shit, Andy. You want me to have a happy Father’s Day? Legalize pot.

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Father’s Day

Posted by pjsauter on June 17, 2012
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Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. The big activity around here is the fly-in pancake breakfast at the little airport nearby. That means skies filled will little planes, most of which fly near and over my house. It’s pretty nifty. Otherwise, it’s gonna be a hot day out there today. In fact, it’s already hot. Guess I ought to go jump in the pool.

The ‘V’ Word

Posted by pjsauter on June 15, 2012
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I don’t know if you caught this or not, but the Republicans in the Michigan State House of Representatives banned a female Democratic rep from speaking on the floor of the House after her speech on an anti-abortion bill. The offending remarks?

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on June 14, 2012
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Thursday is kind of a bi-polar day. It isn’t Friday, but it’s close enough to Friday that you can see light at the end of the tunnel, and that feels good. But then you start thinking about Friday, and it starts to feel like Friday, and then you realize that it’s only Thursday, and then you get all pissed off and depressed and shit. Still, it’s a lot better than Monday.

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