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Morning Seditionists

Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on July 31, 2012
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Much as I’m not paying attention to the Olympics, it’s pretty hard to totally ignore them. Whether it’s the daily medal wrap-up, or stories about how people on Twitter are mad at NBC for tape delaying the “big” events so they can show them in prime time (note to Twitterers out there: they’ve always done this, partly because many of us have jobs and can’t sit around and watch the Olympics all say, but mostly because they paid, like $1.8 billion for the damn games, and they need to get their money back. Second note: I’m assuming that if you use Twitter, you have access to a thing called the Internet, where NBC is streaming all the events live, and on-demand replays. Though I think you need to have cable or satellite with MSNBC).

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on July 30, 2012
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Wow, it’s been a busy day today. Which I suppose is a good thing, because it makes the day go faster. But all this chair time is really killing me. I did have a chance to see that Mitt Romney praised Israel for being a health country that only spend 8% of its GDP on health care (as opposed to 17.5% for us). Of course, Israel has socialized health care that covers 100% of its citizens (I wonder if that includes Palestinians?), and which the teabaggers would become apoplectic over if somebody tried it here.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on July 27, 2012
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Gee, what a big weekend we have in front of us. First off, there’s that whole Olympics thing getting started tonight. From what I understand, pretty much every event will be streaming on the intertubes, so there’s no reason to miss any Beach Volleyball matches. Not to mention Dressage. Speaking of horses, poor old Mitt managed to step in horse shit right from the git-go over there in London. Way to piss off the Brits (and here I thought Romney understood the special bond white people have with one another).

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Guns Guns Guns

Posted by pjsauter on July 25, 2012
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The shootings in Colorado have sparked an increase in gun sales in the state (up by over 40%, in fact). How typically American. I got an e-mail from Michael Moore yesterday (two, actually; I guess I’m on his list with two different e-mail addresses), where he makes the case that the right and the left are both half-right in how they view the whole gun thingie. Read more

Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on July 24, 2012
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I guess by now everybody’s heard that Sally Ride died of pancreatic cancer at the far too young age of 61. Pancreatic cancer is one of those cancers that, when you get it, it’s time to get your shit in order, ‘cuz you’re pretty much history. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a notable exception (so far). Patrick Swayze, Joan Crawford, Michael Landon, Fred Gwynne, Luciano Pavarotti, Jack Benny, Rex Harrison, Donna Reed, Henry Mancini, Count Basie, and Dizzy Gillespie are among the more famous folks who got it.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2012
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It’s Monday. I’ve been waiting for this day all weekend. Since Friday, really. It’s great to be here at work again. Actually, given what went on in Aurora, Colorado, I guess it’s good to be pretty much anywhere today. Another good reason to only go out in public when it’s absolutely necessary (like, to buy beer).

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on July 20, 2012
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Another citizen exercised his Second Amendment rights in a Colorado movie theatre last night, at the premiere of the latest Batman movie. No idea what his deal is yet, but they supposedly have him in custody, so I guess we’ll see. I only hope he isn’t a Muslim.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on July 19, 2012
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The DNC created a couple of ads to needle Mitt Romeny’s $100,000 dressage horse that’s competing in the upcoming Olympics. The opted to drop those ads when Ann Romney whined that they were part of her MS therapy. I wonder if Blue Cross pays for that? I guess we’ll never know, because Ann says they’ve given “you people” all the damn information about the Romney lifestyle and financial situation that we’re gonna get. Sadly for Ann, the Labor Super Pac isn’t laying off, and they plan to make the Romney horsie an issue. Most damning will be the fact that Mitt strapped the horse to the top of his trailer before embarking on a cross-country trip.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on July 18, 2012
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Well, it actually got up to 101 degrees here yesterday. That’s only the 10th time since they’ve been keeping records that we hit triple digits. I can’t say as it bothered me all that much. I was sequestered in my office all day, and it was kind of warm, but not too horrible with my fan blowing directly on me. It was a hot walk out to the car, but I parked where I knew it’d be in shade by the time I left, so it wasn’t too horrible.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on July 17, 2012
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After surviving the horror known as “Monday,” we slide into a slightly less horrific Tuesday. And a hot and muggy one, so they say. Depending on who you listen to, it will be anywhere from 96 to 101, depending on how much sun we get this afternoon. This is far too hot for us Northerners, but I guess we need to get used to it if we’re going to be the new Miami (Miami, of course, will be the new Saudi Arabia, and I don’t know what the hell will happen in places like Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona, but my advice for you folks would be to head north before the water runs out).

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