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Morning Seditionists

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 31, 2006
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I haven’t had a chance to see what’s going on in the news, so I hope y’all are paying attention for me. I forgot what it was like to have to get up and go to work every morning. Kinda sucks. Have a good day, y’all.

Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 30, 2006
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Well, here I am in DC. I’m not so good at sleeping in strange places, and I’m not real big on starting new things and meeting new people, so right now I’m pretty beat, and caught between wanting to get this day started already, and jumping back under the covers (or better yet, packing up my shit and heading back to Syracuse). Not much chance of posting anything during the day, I don’t think, but, for anyone who cares, I’ll let y’all known how things went when I get back tonight.

Memorial Day Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 29, 2006
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Well, the day I haven’t exactly been looking forward to has finally arrived. I’ll be heading out in about five hours (shooting for an ETD of 10:00 AM), with an estimated time of arrival at about 5:00 this evening (give or take a couple hours for getting lost and whatnot). If all goes well, I’ll be moved into my room and on the Internet before dark. I sure hope the A/C is working – supposed to be 90 in DC today; have I mentioned how much I hate hot weather?

I have last Friday’s Marc Show to listen to yet (that should get me to Binghamton or so), and was able to download a few audiobooks and other shit (including the 1938 season of “The Shadow”), so I shouldn’t have to resort to jeebus radio or NASCAR or anything on the way down.

It’s going to be strange being away from everybody, and all my stuff (my rubber chicken, hanging skeleton, Marvin the Martian coffee mug, Guy Noir bobblehead, plus the wooden ships my dad made). I keep telling myself that this will all go quickly, and be over before I know it (which I’m sure is true, but from this end of things, it sure feels like a long, lonely couple of months ahead). Then again, it’s a great excuse for not having to work around the house all summer, so I’ll have to console myself with that.

Anyhow, I’ll be bringing my camera, and maybe I’ll get some interesting pictures to post. I’m bringing my webcam, too, so if you’re really lucky, you might get to see live video of a dorm room. Not too exciting, unless I find some catholic school girls to party with (we’ll have to keep it a secret from my wife, of course).

Otherwise, y’all enjoy your Memorial Day, and I’ll hope to get back to you later tonight.


Sunday Bobbleheads

Posted by pjsauter on May 28, 2006
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Let’s see, I didn’t have much time to check the talking heads shows out this week, but here’s a quick rundown. On Press the Meat, Timmy Potatohead has a pair of Republicans – Chuck Hagel & James “batshit crazy” Sensenbrenner – on to talk about… Jeezus H. Christ, immigration still? Aren’t we over this yet? Then, it’s a pair pf rightwing hacks from the WaPost – asshole David Broder, and douchebag David Ignatius, certifiably batshit crazy Kate O’Beirne, and yet another representative form the WaPost, Eugene Robinson.

Over on Faze the Nation, Bush Buddy Bobby Schieffer has Mitch “the dick” McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and – whoopdie-doo, Elizabeth Bumiller of The New York Times.

On This Weak with George Snufalufagus, it’s John Warner and Jack Murtha, on to talk about the massacre in Haditha and the general state of things in Iraq, plus former representative and current chairman of the “New Century Project” (which sounds more like the early 20th century to me) John Kasich, yet another right-wing hack from the WaPost, E.J. “Grey Poupon” Dionne, and George :jerk: Will. Then, believe it or not, a story on how Tony Orlando’s ‘Yellow Ribbon’ continues to inspire the troops. :barf: (Note to ABC, the song was written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown, and it was about a civil war soldier, a stagecoach and yellow handkerchiefs, not ribbons; they changed it to ribbons when they realized what makes hankies yellow).

On CNN’s Laid Edition, it’s Wolf Blitzer trying to pretend he’s relevant with Iraq’s deputy prime minister, Barham Salih, Timmy the Potatohead Russert (Christ, isn’t once a day with this meathead enough?), Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, and LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigos.

On Fux News Sunday, Weaselface Wallace has Bill Fucking Frist and Dick Durbin.

Later, on 60 Minutes, Ed Bradley talks to one of the two ex-New York City detectives accused of being Mafia hit men, and Mike “I’m so ashamed of my weaselfaced son” Wallace does a story on soldiers who’ve been severely wounded in combat.

No new Sopranos tonight – but you can catch up on the three latest episodes to get ready for the season finale next week.

Have a good Sunday y’all – it’s my last one at home, for a while.

Saturday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 27, 2006
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Ah, Memorial Day weekend is upon us. For those who enjoy watching things go around in a circle, there’s the Indianapolis 500, of course, but the real event of the weekend is the (hopefully) total domination of Central New York in the world of Lacrosse. Not that most (all) of you really give a crap, but Onondaga Community College (one of my alma maters – or at least a place where I picked up a few credits) already won the JUCO National Championship by crushing Suffolk 30 – 6. Tomorrow, Syracuse returns to the final four after a one year absence (it was the first time in 22 years they weren’t in it). Unfortunately, they have to play undefeated and undisputed #1 Virginia, but after a tough start, SU has won nine straight, so here’s hoping they can make it to the national championship game on Monday. On Sunday afternoon, Cortland (a name Twilight Zone fans will no doubt recognize) takes on Salisbury for the Division III championship, after which LeMoyne takes on Dowling (whoever that is) for the Division II championship, and hopefully on Memorial Day, Syracuse can bring home national championship #10 while I’m somewhere in between Syracuse and DC. I wonder if I’ll be able to get that on the radio? Well, I guess I’d better get to packing, and take the dog for our second to last walk. Enjoy your Saturday.

Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 26, 2006
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Well, another weekend is almost upon us. And it’s my last weekend of being a bum and not having to get up and go to work every morning – at least for a couple of months. I guess today I’ll try and go out and get some decent clothes, so I don’t look like too much of a bum when I start on Tuesday morning. Siggy did a little too much running around yesterday, so hopefully he won’t mind (too much) if we take a day off today. Have a good Firday.

Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 25, 2006
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This week is winding down a lot faster than I’d like. I’ve been kinda busy, and not able to keep up on things, though I did see that Tom DeLay apparently thinks Stephen Colbert is for real (then again, he probably thinks Bill O’Reilly is for real, too), and I guess CNN has discovered the cure for being gay. Or something. As Olivia over at the Huff Post commented: “I would be more interested in a cure for pedophelia, incest, and that right wing obsession with everybody else’s sex life.” Or as MoeLarryandJesus commented, “Yet more Stupid Christian Tricks. Will you fucking idiots get over it already? Sheesh, don’t you morons realize Jesus was gay? After all, he asked 12 men to eat him. I’ll bet there was a big fight over the ‘wishbone.'”

Otherwise, I’m just trying to get ready to leave. It’s kinda tough to prepare for something you’re trying desperately not to think about having to do.

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 24, 2006
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Nice day yesterday (well, the weather’s kind of clold and sucky, but not everwhere in the world can be as warm as Anchorage), and it’s supposed to warm up a little today, which is should be nice. Mostly, I’ll be spending the day continuing to try and get my shit together, and maybe hoping for a Rove indictment when the Grand Jury meets later on.

Tuesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 23, 2006
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Got a lot to do over the next few days – buy some clothes, do some laundry, buy a little coffee maker and a “dorm” refrigerator. I ordered a little USB TV tuner/mpeg-2 encoder so I can watch TV on my laptop, and I set up a VPN so I can connect to my home network from the Internet (which will allow me to access all my files, get the e-mail off the mail server I run, and – I hope – download the season finale of the Sporanos on June 4th from my ReplayTV, though it’ll take a while with my asynchronous cable connection; I wish I’d gone for the FiOS, with 2 Mbps upstream).

I checked my freezer and (unlike William Jefferson) since I didn’t find $90 grand in there, I guess I’d better get ready to get ready to get going. Now if I could just figure out that goddamn coffee mug.

Monday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 22, 2006
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I watched Baghdad ER last night on HBO. If you hadn’t heard about it, it’s a documentary about the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. It wasn’t an easy thing to watch. I have a lot of respect and admiration for everybody involved. Other than that, I can’t think of much to say, to be honest, except to wish Mr. FK a safe trip back to the sandbox, and a safe stay while he’s there. We’ll keep an eye on Blogging Baghdad, and hope to hear his reports on the Marc Show. Godspeed Mike.

Sunday Bobblehead Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 21, 2006
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Well, here we go again. Today on Press the Meat, everybody’s favorite potatohead has an all Republican lineup, with the Lizard Queen herself, Condi Rice, on to talk about how we’re only gonna attack Iran as a last resort (if the poll numbers improve, we might just put off the invasion). But of course the big news will no doubt be the marvelous cabinet selection in Iraq – well, except for the Secretaries of the Interior and Defense (which are supposed to be responsible for the country’s security), but how important could they be? Then it’s cracker vs. cracker, as Charlie Norwood of GA, and Lindsey “Fru Fru” Graham of SC debate the most important issue in the whole wide world (except for gay marriage, of course), immigration.

On This Weak with George Snufalufagus, it’s the torture man, Alberto Gonzales (who, interestingly enough, is “unclear” on how his grandparents got to the country), on to tell us what a great guy he thinks Gen. Hayden is, and how those godless Mexicans (that would be the ones aren’t in his own family) need to be kept the hell out of the country (unless they can be exploited as chaep labor, of course). Then it’s John Edwards, on to talk about education, and maybe the 2008 election. At the roundtable, it’s Token Zakaria, Cokie “Bitch” Roberts, and of course, George :jerk: Will. Then an old favorite – John Walsh – is on to talk about how he’s pushing Congress to protect missing kids. Shouldn’t that have been done a long time ago?

Over at Faze the Nation, it’s another appearance from the Marque de Gonzales, Dianne “Traitor” Feinstein of CA, and just plain fucking crazy James Sensenbrenner of WI. Maybe Sensenbrenner can get to the bottom of Alberto’s grandparents immigration status.

Over at CNN, it’s international day, with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, Australian PM John Howard, the guy with the glamor job (U.S. ambassador to Iraq), Zalmay Khalilzad, and Feisal Istrabadi, Iraq’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations. Plus it’s Chuck “Im simply outraged by all this spying” Hagel of Nebraska, and Ron Wyden of Oregon.

On Fux News Sunday, Chris “The Weasel” Wallace has the Lizard Woman, plus “Maverick” McCain, on to show how tough he was, standing up to all those goddamn liberal kids at the New School.

Later, on 60 Minutes, Mike Wallace looks back on what a huge disappointment his asshole son Chris has been, as well as some other moments from his 237 years in broadcasting.

The West Wing is gone, and in it’s place NBC has part two of an earthquake disaster movie. :yawn: Then, it’s the season finale of just about everything else, including the Sporanos.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 20, 2006
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Counting down the weekends left here in my own home, but I’ll try not to bitch too much, since I know this is Mr FK’s last weekend at home before heading back to Baghdad (where today’s forecast calls for clear skies, and a high of 100, with an overnight low of 78). Oh, I know he’ll just be hanging out on his hotel balcony with Laura Ingraham, but still, it’s a long way from home – and sometimes it’s hard to find enough crushed ice to make a decent martini.

So it turns out that, despite having Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diabetes, recovering from a stroke, almost dying in 1999 from Hepatitis C and a liver transplant, and something like 40 broken bones, Evel Knievel isn’t dead yet (hate to say it, but that picture looks kinda like Malloy). Go figure. I coulda sworn he was dead (Evel, not Mike).

In other news, no Rove indictment and no Jimmy Hoffa (unless they dug him up late last night or early this morning – I haven’t looked yet), but maybe – just maybe, we’ve captured one of the “top” Taliban commanders, Mullah Dadullah. This would be the highest ranking military chief since Mullah Magilla Gorilla was captured with Mullah Dummah N’dummah.

Enjoy your Saturday.

Friday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 19, 2006
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OK, anybody out there with a Sigg Metro Mug? If so, tell me how it’s supposed to work. There’s a two-piece cap that unscrews, and presumably you’d take the top part of the cap off, and be able to sip your beverage of choice. Well, there’s a little rubber plug in there, so I pulled that out, then filled it up with coffee, and proceeded to shoot a very small, high velocity – and extermemely hot – stream of coffee directly to the roof of my mouth (where there is now a rather painful blister). Somehow, I don’t think it’s supposed to work this way. Now, I’ve never claimed to be the sharpest tool in the shed, but this is the first time a coffee mug has ever stumped me, so if you have any ideas, let me know.

Oh, and happy Friday.

Thursday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 18, 2006
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Well, the bachelor life continues. I may actually have to go grocery shopping today. Either that, or start eating the cats, :billcat: but my wife would probably notice them missing when I got back. No Rove indictment yesterday – I’m starting to wonder if there’ll ever be one. Maybe it’s better to keep all this hanging over their heads for a while, anyway. Oh well, I’d better go look at the news, and see if they found Jimmy Hoffa yet.

Wednesday Open Thread

Posted by pjsauter on May 17, 2006
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Another day, another another poll, another new low for the war president. You’d have to think he’s hit bottom by now, but maybe Karl Rove will actually get indicted this week. I certainly hope so, at least for Truthout’s credibility, if nothing else. One thing I know for sure, though – this sleeping alone stuff really sucks. It’s gonna be a loooooong summer.