atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4734: Well, that's it until Monday

Tomorrow is supposed to be cloudy and warm. I don't really mind, though I would like to have a sunny day when I don't have to go to work. It doesn't matter; I can still get my chores done as long as it doesn't rain.

Last night on my way home from work, the Jeep's left rear turn signal bulb died again. This is the second time I've had to replace that bulb since I got the truck. Why is it that one? *sigh*

Anyway I have the bulb on hand (bought a two-pack last time) and I even think I know where it is. All I have to do is make with the screwdrivers.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to get over to the parts store for a new valve stem for the right front tire. Hopefully get that fixed. Argh etc.

Otherwise I want to do as little as possible. Today was another day where I got home from work and had nothing left. Hell, I had nothing left two hours before quitting time; this has been a very wearying week.

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Patriot Act is at least temporarily curtailed. The feds love the NSA collecting all that metadata, though, so they're going to try to reauthorize it. Vigilance is needed.

What I don't understand is why NSA has to "wind down" collection. It seems to me that this kind of program is a digital proposition--you're either doing it, or not--and shutting it off should be as simple as Amtrak turning on its positive train control system.

Then again, "government program". What the hell do I expect?

Borepatch brings up the ACLU in this context. If the ACLU is really for civil liberties you'd think they'd jump on this nonsense with both feet. Problem is, the ACLU has been a litigation arm of the Democrat party for a very long time--as indicated by their utter refusal to champion gun rights or to sue public schools that teach islam. (Which is why I've called them the "American Communist Liberals' Union" since I was about thirteen.)

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As usual, getting home and relaxing a bit, and having some dinner, has proven to be an excellent restorative. I still don't want to do anything, but at least I no longer feel as if having someone push me into a hole and cover me with dirt is my only viable option.

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