Monthly Archives: August 2012

Waiting On Parts

That’s right, cats and kittens.  This blog is now fixed, tuned properly, and has a full tank of unleaded snark.  For whatever reason, I was unable to log-on for a VERY long time, which, as it happens, didn’t bother me that much since I have been crazy busy.

I wonder how many of my regulars (both of them?) removed me from their reader.  Do people still use readers anymore?

So, I’ve been using Opera for browsing, and Chrome for email and such.  I just keep a couple of tabs open and this seems to work for this near Luddite.

I have been contracted by a local company for the last ten months or so, (is it “under contract”?) and the part time gig turned into a full time gig.  Sorta.  It’s complicated.  But I really like the people I work with, even though I sometimes want to break something over their collective heads.  Good folks, all around.  I will write about this in detail in the very near future, it’s fascinating if you’ve ever been tasked with making a large group of people learn to communicate.  Oh, there’s this to do and that to do, but at it’s core, that’s what this job entails.

Fired this baby up just in time for election 2012.  Yay.  What can I say?  The choice couldn’t be more obvious.  Another trickle-down adherent with an over-inflated sense of his abilities and an over-inflated sense of entitlement, or….President Obama.  Yes, I am fully aware that our CIC is a little too enamored of the banking sector for my tastes, but he is rock steady in a pinch, has a compelling personal story, and has shown some real leadership as POTUS.  Plus, he called Harry and said, “let’s put the scews to Mittens, this week, shall we?”  Whats not to love?

Apparently, I’ve lost all my street cred with the queer wing of the Democratic Party.  At least the folks I still talk with.  Sorry, guys, I thought the whole chik-fil-a boycott was poorly thought out, and had very little upside.  I’m entitled to think that without my commitment to equal rights for all called into question.  Bah, every few years I manage to alienate some of my liberal friends…last time, it was every woman in America.  Except it wasn’t.  Really.

I’ve discovered a few really awesome blogs this year, which is great, since most of the smart regulars at TPM moved on.  But I’m very much troubled by the purity tests.  Stray from accepted Liberal dogma and you are met with a vicious volley of insults.  That isn’t who we are, people.  We have to learn to listen, digest, then rebut.

Oh, and get off my lawn.

 

 

 

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