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Morning Seditionists

Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on August 31, 2013
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It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for. That’s right, it’s the first Saturday of college football season and, more importantly, the first game of the season for SU as we take on our old friends from south of the border, Penn State (admittedly, not quite the same without Joe Paterno – who my father, and therefore I, could never stand) down in Met Life stadium in NYC at 3:30. Lucky for you, the game is on ABC (sadly, no Keith Jackson) if you live in the parts of the country that matter most (and also the midwest and even North and South Dakota and most of Nebraska, for some reason), and on ESPN2 for the rest of you. So there’s no reason not to watch. At least for a while – then we’ll see how it goes.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on August 30, 2013
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The British have an odd, backward country. This was no more apparent than yesterday, when their Parliament – by a margin of 13 – voted down a non-binding resolution to clear the way for PM David Cameron to throw himself into Barack Obama’s lap (face first, ala Tony Blair and his pal George II) and join in on a little Syrian action. This comes on the heels of a YouGov survey for British tabloid “The Sun” that showed 74% of Britains oppose any UK participation in another American folly in the Middle East. Even more strangely, Cameron then said, “okay, never mind then.” And that was it – no war for you, you poofy English bastards!

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on August 27, 2013
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I’ve been sitting around lately, thinking to myself, “something’s missing.” I hadn’t been able to put my finger on what it was until suddenly, it hit me. No wars going on in the Middle East. Well thank goodness that’s all about to change, as it seems quite apparent that we’re on our way to doing “something” in Syria. As a result, oil prices (even though Syria produces pretty much no oil these days) are already rising – along with the profits of Exxon-Mobil, no doubt. I think the only thing holding us back is that nobody’s come up with a catchy slogan (like “Shock and Awe” or something) for our military action. The Republicans are so much better at branding these things.

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Shitty Friday

Posted by pjsauter on August 23, 2013
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This day is not shaping up very well. First off, I’m supposed to be working from home today. But our Internet crapped out at about 5:00 or so yesterday afternoon, and it still isn’t back, as far as I know. They are “working on it,” but have no “ETR”. So I had to get dressed and come in. A bummer, but not the worst thing in the world, right?

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on August 21, 2013
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A thrilling morning for me, as I got to start it off with yet another trip to the dentist. Today, I got to have two cavities filled. You know it’s gonna be a fun visit when he says, “you might not need Novocaine for this.” He knows I’m a coward and I trust his judgement, but still. It wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had, but I survived and now I’m good to go for another six months. Thank goodness.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on August 19, 2013
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What with the President coming to town this week (and apparently not attending the State Fair – more proof that he’s not a regular American) to give a speech at a local high school and possibly making a stop at the Harriet Tubman home in Auburn, there’s been a bit of a stir amongst the lo-cal news folks. For instance, there was this story about some of the speeches given by US presidents when they were in Syracuse.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on August 16, 2013
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So, the Washington Post is reporting that “[t]he National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on August 14, 2013
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Rumor has it that President Obama is going on a bus tour and will stop by here next week. Read more

Monday

Posted by pjsauter on August 12, 2013
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After an all-too-short weekend, it was back to work this morning. And the morning came really early today, thanks to me staying up to watch Breaking Bad last night (which I’m just gonna have to watch again, ‘cuz I’m pretty sure I fell asleep at various points – namely, just after the start, somewhere around the middle, and then towards the end). So don’t tell me what happened yet. Then I need to watch True Blood and The Newsroom. Busy night ahead, and, worse, I have to work until 5:00 tonight, ‘cuz the guy that usually covers Mondays is on vacation. Bastid. It’s also my on-call week, so I have to screw around with all that crap. Plus, tonight they’re doing an upgrade in another location that will have absolutely no affect on our stuff, but because the brain trust that runs things doesn’t seem to fully grasp how things work, I’m supposed to log in once they’re done just to verify that none of our stuff has been affected. And I won’t be done until, like, after 8:00 (PM)!

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on August 8, 2013
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As you may (or more likely may not) have heard, yesterday the state of New York released the results of the latest school test scores for grades three through eight. Apparently they’ve raised the standards, and the results are pretty dismal – especially for the urban districts around the state.

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