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Turkey Day

Posted by pjsauter on November 24, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody. This year, we give special thanks for…um, let me see here…for…. Well, I guess I’m thankful that it’s not January 20th yet. Anad that it’s not snowing. Beyond that, I dunno, ‘cuz come Inauguration Day, we are SOOOOOOOO fucked. I wish I was just being a pessimistic alarmist or something, but I really don’t feel so good about what’s to come in this country. I’d say I hope we can hold on for 4 years, but I’ll be the fucker gets a second term. Just ‘cuz We The People really are that stupid. Not all of us, of course – just a minority that somehow make up the majority of voters in the Shithead States of America. The old chestnut is that you get the government you deserve, and I’m fine with those people getting the government they voted for. I just don’t think it’s fair that I’m getting stuck with the government they deserve.

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Winter’s Here

Posted by pjsauter on November 20, 2016
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After getting my chores done yesterday afternoon, I was sat in the front yard in a t-shirt, enjoying the sunny 70 degree weather with the dogs. Somewhere around 4:00, somebody flipped a switch and it got dark, windy, rainy, and increasingly cold. It got cold enough to snow a bit overnight but everything was too warm for more than a sloppy white coating that didn’t even cover the grass all the way (though if I’d cut the grass one last time, it might have). Now, though….

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Keep Your Head Down

Posted by pjsauter on November 19, 2016
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Not only does today appear to be the last day of Fall around here, with the dreaded “Lake Effect Snow” warnings out (supposed to turn to shit sometime after midnight tonight), but it’s another day I dread – the start of shotgun season here in the Southern Tier of NY. So, come sunrise, I expect to hear an untold number of Elmer Fudds out there blasting away. Not only would I just as soon not catch a stray deer slug, I’m afraid for the dogs. It’s been a while since anybody made a break for it over the fence, but I’d hate for today to be the day. I can see some asshole mistaking them for deer, or one of our brave hunters shooting one of them down for chasing a deer (which the hunters enjoy doing because they’re so concerned for the welfare of the deer, of course, and not just because they like to kill things). All of which is legal, and even if it wasn’t, in Trump’s America, pretty much anything goes these days.

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New Week in America

Posted by pjsauter on November 14, 2016
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So, it’s been almost a week since the unbelievable happened. It’s been a tough few days, that’s for sure, and I’m still feeling a bit, well, kind of hungover. Or at least emotionally drained and empty inside – for many reasons, not the least of which was exhaustion due to the lack of sleep on election night that I finally caught up on over the weekend. Though I went to bed well before any of the returns came in, I woke up at about 1:00 AM (to do what we old guys have to do at least a few times overnight) and took a quick peek at my phone for the news (bad idea – if I hadn’t been on call, I wouldn’t have even had the damn thing with me). Things weren’t quite declared yet, but Florida was called, Trump was up something like 238-205, and it was pretty clear it was all over but the crying (actually, the crying had already begun at Clinton HQ). Sleep, after that, was impossible.

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Thanks

Posted by pjsauter on November 9, 2016
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I don’t have much to say, except I’m glad I went to bed early last night. Oh, and on behalf of the rest of the world – thank you, America. Just when we thought we couldn’t think any less of you, you’ve lowered our opinion another notch.

This is It

Posted by pjsauter on November 8, 2016
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So, finally, election day is here. I’m always glad to see the campaign over with, but this year it’s an even bigger relief. For one thing, Google can stop offering to find my polling place for me. Thanks anyway, Google, but I already know where it is. Taking the bus complicates things a bit, as normally I like to stop off to vote on my way to work. That’s not an issue when you don’t punch a clock, but the bus waits for no man, so if I’m a bit late I’ll have to wait an hour for the next one. And the diner’s closed on Tuesdays.

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November

Posted by pjsauter on November 1, 2016
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It was a rather fitting start to the month of November this morning. After a nice clear night, we awoke to the coldest start of the season, with temperatures down into the 20s. Cold doesn’t kill ticks, unfortunately, but hopefully it at least pissed them off. As for me, my worst fears were realized yesterday. OK, not my worst, worst fears (that’s coming up a week from today), but the thing I’ve been dreading since I began taking the bus to work.

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