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By clock (Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 05:51:36 AM EST) (all tags)
maybe it's the hurricane, etc.

so i'm feeling a little edgy.  work continues to be something i don't talk about and i can't even look at the news without getting pissed.  the government continues to be full of fuckwits and the only "change" we'll be having is whose name goes on the bad ideas that get signed into laws which can now be enforced or not as set in precedence by the current administration.

i'm not really sure what i'm all weird about, but it's pissing me off.  no power does suck, but it's not a deal breaker as long as the weather holds.  i don't talk politics so that's mostly ok.  the family is great and home feels good but i'm in a funk and it's not cool.  i would advocate for a trip out of town this weekend but accomodating the dog isn't easy.  i dunno.  too much time to think, maybe?  too many little things outside of my control?  death by a thousand cuts?  maybe it's just my time of the month.

when i'm in a shitbag mood like this all i can think is "nobody cares.  suck it the fuck up and get on with it."  there's a lot to be thankful for right now and maybe that's part of it.  a little stress after the fact isn't uncommon.  i could buy that if anyone was selling.

i'm guessing that i will take advantage of the opportunity to go "clean up some things" since my employer is being exceedingly cool about that.  maybe i'll go home around lunch and tack down some shingles.  or sit on the porch and strum for a bit.  stacky and the dude are at her dad''s place doing laundry since he just got power back.


at least it's the weekend!
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I don't get it by Bob Abooey (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:02:48 AM EST
All these politicians are for FREE market and de-regulation until these giant financial institutions fail (sounds like they did a bad job and deserve to fail) and then they shift gears and are now for huge government and spending tax payer dollars to prop up failed business yet none of those blokes who were running those companies and making millions upon millions are offering to pay back the money.

Nutty man, it's just nutty. You're better off not having any power.

Warmest regards,
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You don't get the Conservative mind set by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #3 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:07:58 AM EST
big government is bad, a small starved government is good, and the best way to a small government is to use a big government to take money from the taxpayers, give it to the rich, and make the government bankrupt.

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Amen to that by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:17:39 AM EST
my dad has CNN on right now, and I'm just appalled at everything they're reporting.  I can't wait to get home and be back in a no-communication zone.

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much better off... by clock (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:19:39 AM EST
...i went from zero to WTF in about 2 minutes with google news.  seriously...i go underground for a week and the world goes to complete shit.  it's amazing.  i'm beginning to wonder what it's going to take to "fix" this and if anyone is willing to go there on our terms as opposed to being forced into it.  a "correction" of the calibur we're rolling up on is just another word for depression.  and this one will beat some serious ass.

nice.  it's all really nice.

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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the world *is* going to hell in a handbasket. by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #17 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 04:13:03 PM EST
well, see, it's like this. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 07:36:45 AM EST
They weren't free enough, you see. So we have to bail them out because the truth is that it's the government's fault for still having too much regulation.

Actually, the Fed seems to be using the "how bad will it be if they fail" test, which is, at least, sane. If AIG had failed it would have caused problems across the globe, not just in the US.

Best idea I've heard all day: resettle all the people in the Mississippi flood plain into foreclosed houses in the rest of the country. It solves the financial crisis and the recurring hurricane problem all in one!

Thought for the day: Some people are like slinkies - Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
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how bad will it be if they fail by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 09:55:26 AM EST
Also, how much will doing nothing piss off the Chinese and other creditors.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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it might be a little funny. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 10:52:10 AM EST
ha ha! fuck you creditors, our countries going bankrupt. But, we still have these nifty aircraft carriers and f-22s, so you can't do jack shit about it. Plus, nukes. And you know the current motherfucker would use them on you, and if you're not careful, we'll put Palin in charge, and she will fuck your shit up just for blinking.

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but how much electronic components by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 11:03:17 AM EST
from China do those all use?

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by law, by garlic (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 12:01:24 PM EST
as little as possible. Look more local jobs when the chip  foundries in AZ are and the steel mills in the rust belt are turned back on!

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Components? by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 03:23:30 PM EST
How about entire COTS components?  How about engineers?  By law, if an applicant can legally work in the US, any further job descrimination is illegal.  I know for a fact that the RADAR software used to display the E2-C (the Navy's AWACS) was written by a Chinese national (nice guy, by the way).  Further note that plenty such defence work does not require a clearance, and these laws take full effect.

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It's the hurricane thing for one by theboz (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:05:54 AM EST
I've been like that lately too.  For me, it really comes out while driving.  I think it has a lot to do with the hurricane, as well as some of the other stuff going on in the world even before the hurricane.  The elections, the economy, family stupidity, etc. all come together to stress us out and the hurricane just brought it to a boil.  It will pass.

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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
i KNOW that you're right... by clock (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:15:20 AM EST
...and i hate it.  it's this weird boiling just beneath the surface and it's ready to pop out at a moment's notice.  i'm getting really edgy at work and that's not good for anyone.  maybe a little time with a good book is in order.  meh.

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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Same here by theboz (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:46:35 AM EST
I have been biting back at people at work lately, which isn't a great idea.

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That's what I always say about you, boz, you have a good memory for random facts about pussy. -- joh3n
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let's go hiking this weekend by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:23:57 AM EST
maybe Bastrop?

out and back in a day? by clock (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:32:33 AM EST
or overnight?  with or without the dog?  so many decisions...or not.

up to you.  might need to stop at REI first.  or not.

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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either by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 06:38:45 AM EST
with the dog.  we can pick up food supplies at the HEB in Bastrop.

we can do a one-day thing as well - up early and on the road, back in the car by afternoon nap time.

when you get home, we'll make plans.

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