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Morning Seditionists

Fair Day

Posted by pjsauter on August 23, 2017
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In a rather revoltin’ development, the NYS Fair opens today – a day early with a “preview” day, that I think they added in order to help pay for some of the money they’ve spent renovating the facilities. This is the beginning of the end of a summer that was a really shitty summer on multiple levels. I think I was in the pool maybe five times total this year, and when you spend nine months waiting for warm weather (as we do around here), it really kind of sucks when the season doesn’t live up to expectations. It’s kind of like Winterfell around here – winter is always coming. All we can hope for at this point is a warm fall that lasts until New Years or so (and maybe more than 4 wins from the football team, though that’s kind of doubtful). I’ve seen plenty of white Christmases in my time (and Halloweens, Election Days, Thanksgivings, etc.), and I don’t need to see any more.

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So, um….

Posted by pjsauter on August 21, 2017
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I’ve been trying to think of something to say about everything that’s been going on lately. I can’t think of anything – I guess I’m just too shocked to think that it’s come to this in this country. Or depressed, I guess. I don’t know – can you be both shocked and not in the least surprised? ‘Cuz none of this surprises me. Nobody was dumb enough to actually believe there wasn’t plenty of racism (and sexism, bagism, shagism, dragism, madism, ragism, tagism…) in this country, but the assholes used to keep it among themselves and not out there in polite company. Now, well, now all’s fair in hate and loathing, on and off the campaign trail. There seem to be a number of people who think that Trump is likely to resign or otherwise be removed from office in the not-too-distant future, but I don’t fucking believe that for a second. The entire Republican political infrastructure is now built upon the concept of survival of the shittiest (and, man, it’s a race to the bottom for the title of “shittiest Republican”), and changing that would be like trying to turn an aircraft carrier. And never forget that the Democrats don’t suck, too. Not to say they’re the equivalent of what the Republicans have become by any means, but, let’s face it, they suck. Can you imagine what it takes to be the Party that allows Donald Trump to be elected President?

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August Already?

Posted by pjsauter on August 6, 2017
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I know I’m a few days late on this, but, shit, it’s already August. And it’s been kind of shitty non-summer for the most part around here, so I’m not thrilled at the prospect of what little summer we get rapidly coming to an end. Although hearing that there will be pig racing at this year’s NY State Fair takes the edge off it a little bit. Each year, I get a little less tolerant of the cold weather. I probably wouldn’t mind so much if I didn’t have to go to work, but, well, that’s not gonna happen.

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