I just realized that I blew right past my 5 year (right? 2014-2009=5 so that seems right) blogoversary, which was on December 4. Also sometime in the past week I went past post #4444, which is kinda neat. Looking back at that first year I think I put a lot more effort into things. Like, writing paragraphs instead of sentences. Goes to show you what a moron I was. Pfft, effort, who likes that stuff? And now that I’ve said that, I guess I’ve got a few paragraphs in me to complain about things.
More and more I simply find myself disinterested in current events. Everything seems to have devolved into name calling, and after really getting into following politics and the news when I first started this thing, now I just find those subjects distasteful and deceitful. I’ll read half of an article from some sort of conservative/libertarian viewpoint until the author just starts blaming the president for whatever the peeve of the day is and I just tune it out and click on the next tab. I’ll look at some website for movie reviews and they’ll start talking about global warming and it just turns me off the whole thing. Politics has seemingly infiltrated anything and everything, and it’s just… shallow. I guess I’ve turned from a “conservative libertarian” to a “there is nothing new under the sun, so just leave me alone” partier. As Borepatch says: “Democrats are not the problem, and Republicans are not the solution.” They’re all finks. I laugh at the politics of both my liberal and my conservative friends when I hang out with them, and how vehement they get. As Prof. Mondo says: “If your politics are bigger than your life, you’re doing one of them wrong.”
Honestly, I don’t even look at most of my gunblogs any more, since it only seems to be a mix of “idiot anti-gunner said something idiotic” and “9mm is the new 45.” I get it guys. I get it. There really is nothing new under the sun…
I guess that’s why I’m spending most of my internety time these days on miniature wargaming and aquarium forums. Always something new to learn and none of it is political. Don’t expect me to go away though! As long as my stupidphone can take pictures and run a WordPress app there will always be random sunsets and food, and as long as youtube keeps shooting crazy videos at me you’ll be the first (or at least, second) ones to get hit by the shrapnel.
Well, in a probably vain attempt to spite the onslaught of Republican lobbyists and pollsters from the nonstop hounding (seriously, I got an flyer yesterday saying “Public records indicate that you have received your ballot and HAVEN’T VOTED yet, what are you WAITING FOR?” Well, thanks, fucktard, I just got it in the mail two days ago and haven’t had FUCKING TIME TO SIT DOWN AND FILL IT OUT YET!) (Sorry, but the aforementioned nonstop hounding has reduced the time-lag censor between my brain and keyboard), I just filled a pintglass with 2/3 gin and 1/3 cranberry juice, blasted Yello in the speakers, and sat down with a black ink pen to kick this pig. As a fuck you to Democrats I didn’t even think about voting for those miserable specimens of humanity of Hickenlooper and Udal, or indeed the 3rd party possibilities, and as a fuck you to the Republicans I voted independent/libertarian/whatever the hell weird alternative I had anywhere else, and a straight NO for all the judges, because fuck you, too. Gads, now I’m on my second drink (Wild Turkey, thanks) and the envelope is nicely sealed and awaiting a stamp in the morn.
Apparently Eric Holder is resigning today. Curiously right when he’s losing court cases about Fast and Furious.
“…are all the ‘droids equally malfunctioning?”
I think LSP has the best explanation for the insanity in our biggest smartest strongest fastest et cetera-est leaders I’ve heard yet.
Hickenlooper just proved he is either too stupid or too evil to lead. In case there was any doubt.
Sorry? Fuck you with a rusty fork.
Yeah, like that. Republicans, do a new ad like this every week and we’ll see how I feel about you come 2014. Now Is Not The Time To Play Nice.
Assuming you do not totally fuck it up and stay the annoying gutless minority in 2014 (not out of the realm of possibilities), If you do not immediately take to removing and replacing the Obamacare “reform” in such a manner that does not at the very least involve allowing sales across state lines, you will never again get my vote except for very specific circumstances that probably won’t cross my county line. Grow a fucking spine, or go to that big elephant graveyard in the sky and let someone who at least is slightly different than the Asses try something new.
With exactly as much respect as you deserve for all of your hard work,
Filed under idiots, Me, politics
I can’t think of anyone who is less qualified to talk about “outstanding presidents” then the yayhoo occupying the oval office right now. Maybe Billy from Ms. Smith’s 5th grade class, you know, the kid who sits in the back and picks his nose, but I bet even he at least has the idea that the job of “President” has some sense of importance to it.
Lies, damned lies, and anything that Obama has ever said.
As for me, it’s already changed (for the worse) once, and will change again sometime next year, according to the letters I keep getting from the health insurance company, begging me to sign up for something or another.
Filed under News, politics
So we have a big pipe fitting that needs to be returned to the company who shipped it to us (mispackage), and the office is right next to the UPS shipping center, so I went over there to ask them how they’d suggest returning it. The nice lady there told me just to tape up the (beat up) box it came in and send it back that way. Little did I know how much the government shutdown affects… oh wait, yeah it doesn’t affect UPS shipping centers at all.
When I got back, my mother sent me an email from the local Mexican church that makes and sells delicious delicious tamales as a monthly fundraiser, and asked if I wanted any. I said “I thought they wouldn’t be able to do that this time because of how the government shut down.” Oh wait, no I didn’t say that. I said “YES PLEASE.” Government shutdowns don’t affect tamales.
Then I started writing a blog post about how the government shutdown had ruined some of the day to day things in my life, but I realized that because of the government shutdown, the internet wasn’t working, so I couldn’t work towards my new goal of 4,000 posts (passed 3,500 a couple weeks ago!). Oh wait, no, that’s not right. The internet is still here and wasting our time just as much as usual.
Who knew that government shutdowns would be so hard to live through?
It’s rapidly approaching noon here and the world still hasn’t ended. Maybe the Grade-D politicians are exaggerating just a little bit?
I hear all about how horrible this so called “shutdown” is, but it turns out I’m still going to have to be fingered by the TSA on Friday when I fly up to MT for my old room mate’s wedding.
So I guess they’re right, this shutdown is going to be uncomfortable and inconvenient!
Filed under life, Me, meh, politics