I'm still trying to get my head around it. I spent about an hour last night clearing my inbox and unsubscribing to the myriad of job site emails that have been filling it; I never really stopped looking for a full-time job (although my search was more thorough some times than others) after getting hired where I am now.
The 17th is X-day, but after some discussion with Mrs. Fungus I decided that I'd tell #MAJOR_ELECTRONICS_STORE that the 8th is my last day there. That gives me a week to decompress and to get the Fiero put together before I must start waking at 4:00 AM in order to be to work at 6. Training will be nine weeks, M-F, 6A-2P. After that, my regular shift will be 1:30-10p--something I can do standing on my head--also with a regular pair of days off. (Currently set to be Tue-Wed, but I'm thinking about asking for Sun-Mon instead. They gave me my choice, so why not?)
Anyway, full-time employment is a major step forward. Mrs. Fungus is of the opinion that I'm going to be fantastic at this job; I'm going to defer to her superior judgement and experience because she's done the kind of work I'll be doing, and knows what she's about.
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Turns out you can buy a fez for $10 via Amazon. No foolin'.
I only know this because I saw it under this review of a Haier Chromebook that caught fire.
I wouldn't wipe my nose on a Chromebook, though. Or a fez, come to think of it, because I don't really like weird hats.
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Breitbart has an article up on how the GOP won't support limiting immigration. (Warning: autoplay video.)
Why be surprised by this? The GOP doesn't want to limit immigration any more than the Democrats do; immigration keeps wages stagnant, which benefits their cronies on Wall Street.
The GOP position on immigration appears incoherent because they're unable to admit what they want without alienating their base.
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So, remember that "Draw muhammed" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, which was shot up by islamic shitheads eager for their 72 virgins? Turns out that a Fast-and-Furious gun was used in the attack.
"Fast-and-Furious", for those of you who have the memories of goldfish, was the scandal in which the US Justice Department was behind a scheme wherein guns were bought from US gun stores and then illegally run into Mexico on the theory that the Justice Department could then prove that American guns are bad for Mexico and Must Be Outlawed. The operation was a complete screwfest and demonstrated nothing other than the American media's capacity for ignoring or misreporting stories which are detrimental to Democrat interests.
Quoth the article Denninger links:
The idea of the secret program was to allow Lone Wolf to sell illegal weapons to criminals and straw purchasers, and track the guns back to large smuggling networks and drug cartels....but it looks as if one of the guns that were sold by the gun store in question turned out to have been used in the shooting in Garland.
Instead, federal agents lost track of the weapons and the operation became a fiasco, particularly after several of the missing guns were linked to shootings in Mexico and the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.
Kind of amazing that that article comes to us from the Chicago Tribune. Holy crap.
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Looks as if radical chemotherapy doesn't really do anything other than enrich doctors and drug companies. If you're diagnosed with end-stage metastatic cancer, chemotherapy doesn't even extend your lifespan. It just makes your final days more miserable.
There's no good answer here.
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The new job is far enough from home that I will not be riding the motorcycle to get to it. Go on the tollway on a bike? HELL NO. Especially not on the Suzuki; while it can go 65-70-75 it is only just barely equal to the task, and I don't fancy that kind of commute on a bike.
Next year the Elio comes out, though, and that would be a worthwhile investment.
As for me, I now have an hour before I must start getting ready for work. Four days separate me from the end of my career at #MAJOR_ELECTRONICS_RETAILER, and I intend to do my job properly for the remaining time. Meanwhile I must get an I-Pass for the truck, and attend to a host of other things--hence the week's vacation--and there's enough going on that I'm keeping a "To Do" list propped on my keyboard.
So I'm going to make a pizza and eat it and get in a little bit (a very little bit) of WoW time. Off I go!