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By jimgon (Sun Feb 28, 2021 at 08:54:45 PM EST) (all tags)
Just dropping by. 

Looks like I haven’t logged on in a month.

Got a puppy. He was ten weeks old when we got him on February 8th. Someone in Arkansas surrendered a pregnant beagle to the town pound. The fiancé of the mother of my wife’s nephew works for a company that does transport of shelter dogs to new homes and gave her a heads up. So we got a beagle-Jack Russell puppy. 

I had my annual review. Didn’t get fired. Didn’t get a bonus, but did get a small raise.

That’s about it for me.

As always my conspiracy theorizing remains on Twitter. I’ll just end by stating flatly that the Republican Party is fully fascist and openly adopting Nazi fetishism and we as a society are not even close to reacting in a manner that is appropriate. I’ll leave my further ravings on Twitter. 

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The fiancé of the mother of my wife’s nephew by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Mar 01, 2021 at 06:20:39 AM EST
Sounds like the setup of a particularly convoluted joke...

A beagle/jack russell combo? Oh boy. Hope you have lots of energy, and a tolerance for lots of barking. And for being known as the Master of the Terror of the Neighborhood Squirrels.

A friend of mine in Utah does that sort of transport, and also fostering. She always has a pack of random dogs at home.

Another friend, in Boulder, has a brother/sister pair of Great Pyrenees/ something else to keep her company. Her cat is the boss of those dogs.

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

Boundless energy by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon Mar 01, 2021 at 05:23:56 PM EST

I need to figure out how to charge a phone battery off this guy. 


Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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Yep, we're screwed. by FlightTest (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Mar 04, 2021 at 09:49:28 PM EST
The SCOTUS appears poised to eviscerate the voting rights act to ensure that republican legislatures can continue to disenfranchise anyone they think will vote against them.  Republican legislatures will further gerrymander districts to ensure that democrats will not have snowball's chance in hell of winning even if some percentage of democratic voters manage to jump through the hoops. The end of the republic has already started.  I say this in all seriousness, I'm not being sarcastic here at all.  When one party is determined to be fair, and the other party is determined to win at all costs, the party determined to win at all costs will eventually prevail.

And I'll say right now, that despite losing the popular vote by a huge margin, Trump or one of his lickspittles will win the electoral college in 2024.  Write that down and mock me on Nov 15th 2024 if I'm wrong.  I will never be so happy to be wrong if I am.

Seriousness by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #4 Sat Mar 06, 2021 at 10:08:12 PM EST

We are heading into a period that we aren’t even ready to talk about. Never mind deal with. Our media is incapable of describing where we are never mind where we are heading. How long did they spend debating if Trump fit the clinical political science definition of fascist? Meanwhile he was plotting a coup in plain sight. We can’t fight what we won’t talk about. We are screwed. 

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
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