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.
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How many, exactly, fake holidays are we going to create for the holidays, to try and drum up consumer spending before we all admit that it’s dumb and go live in a tent because it’s all we can afford? And “Green Monday?” That’s the best you can do? Is next Monday going to be “Blue Monday” or “Mauve Monday?” What about Wednesday the 17th? Could it be “Blood Red Wednesday?” OOO, OOO, I KNOW! The third Tuesday in December shall heretofore be known as “Burnt Umber Tuesday” and we shall all celebrate it with a special extra 1% off everything in the Art Supplies category!
Oppressing the poor
to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich–both lead
only to poverty.
If you’ve recently visited West Africa, cone back to the US, come down with a sickness that sends you to the hospital… WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU NOT TELL THE DOCTORS WHERE YOU’VE BEEN?
Oh, that’s right, because being named as one of the horsemen of the apocalypse by future historians would be “kinda neat.”
Eegads, people are so dumb.
Ed has a post talking about that it’s been 45 years since Apollo 11 launched, as of yesterday. I attempted to leave a comment there, but since Livejournal occasionally goes insane about comments, I’m not sure I got it through, so I’ll just leave this here:
The alt text is especially poignant, reading: “The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there’s no good reason to go into space–each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.”
That sums up everything for me.
Do you think I’ll get put on Yet Another Watch List if I used a “Freedom” Flag Forever stamp on the envelope I sent to the IRS?
Because THAT’S a good sign of recovery.
It was about $110 a month, going to $193, for the same $4000 deductible. That’s $1000 more per year. Now I’m looking into another plan with a $10000 deductible that’s 130-140 bucks a month, basically their cheapest plan.
Let me be perfectly clear: higher cost, less coverage… Obamacare.
“Between January and June nearly 32,000 background checks were processed for concealed carry permits by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. During the same period last year, less than 17,000 were processed.”
From one of the local newscasters. I’m happy to report that one of those was a friend of mine, who bought an XD (though a .40) after trying mine out, and then followed me into getting a permit.