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Morning Seditionists

Summer’s Almost Over

Posted by pjsauter on June 28, 2016
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Well, now that the summer solstice has come and gone the days are getting shorter again. It sure seems like the days get shorter a lot faster than they get longer after winter sets in. It was a tough weekend for me last weekend. Not just because I had to do a major upgrade on Sunday morning (always nice to work for free on Sunday), but because my trackball’s scroll wheel stopped working.

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Dad’s Day

Posted by pjsauter on June 19, 2016
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It’s a big day around here today. Not because I have a (living) dad, and not because I’m anybody’s dad (stepdad, yeah, but that doesn’t really count for much – let’s just say I’m not anticipating any cards, ugly ties, or phone calls today). No, the big thing for me is that it’s the Father’s Day Fly-In Pancake Breakfast at the little airport in our town. That means that the skies will be full of single-engine planes, ultralights, and maybe even choppers (last year they were doing helicopter rides that flew over my house every 20 minutes or so).

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On to the General

Posted by pjsauter on June 9, 2016
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Well, it looks like Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for President. It of course has actually been looking like that for quite a while, but now, even though she doesn’t have enough pledged delegates to win the nomination, she’s got a majority of them (even if Bernie were to get all the DC delegates in the final primary) and barring an indictment, I don’t see any super delegates (who are actual party members, as opposed to people who are just registered to vote as Democrats) changing their minds. It’s been a foregone conclusion for a while now, but I think you’ll see Bernie conceding shortly (once he gets whatever relatively meaningless concessions he can get – a prime time convention speech, at the very least, I would think, and maybe a promise from President Obama today to force the Florida Payday Loan Queen out of the DNC Chair).

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Shouldn’t Today be a Holiday?

Posted by pjsauter on June 6, 2016
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It seems to me that when I was a kid, the D-Day anniversary was a big deal. I guess that’s because it was a mere 20 years (give or take) after the war and things were still pretty fresh in our parents’ mind. Now, 72 years later, there aint many of the Greatest Generation left, and there’s barely a mention of the Normandy invasion. D-Day always fascinated me (not as much as teh Civil War, though), because try as I might, I could never (and still can’t) imagine myself running across that beach with the Krauts dug in and trying to kill me. I mean, basically they just had to choose who to shoot – not a lot of cover on a beach – and if they chose you, you were dead. I suppose when they drive the LST up to the shore and drop the front door open, you don’t really have much choice, but, still…. I’m glad I didn’t have to do it (and I’m glad that truth, justice, and the American way didn’t have to rely on me, ‘cuz we’d all have been screwed).

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