atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#5117: Intermittency!

Today I drove the Jeep to work, and drove it home from work, and not once did the "check engine" light so much as flicker. It was off the entire time.

When I ran my errands on Thursday it was on the entire time. No, I don't really get it. Neither am I complaining about this. It's just weird, is all.

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Marko Kloos is going to write Wild Cards. *whimper* No, it's not too late to turn back!

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Keep it up, fools.

Just keep it up.

The elites are afraid. Every time they try something like this, they make it more obvious that Trump is the right choice.

Because this.
Let me say up front that I am a life-long Republican and conservative. I have never voted for a Democrat in my life and have voted in every presidential and midterm election since 1988. I have never in my life considered myself anything but a conservative. I am pained to admit that the conservative media and many conservatives’ reaction to Donald Trump has caused me to no longer consider myself part of the movement. I would suggest to you that if you have lost people like me, and I am not alone, you might want to reconsider your reaction to Donald Trump. Let me explain why.

First, I spent the last 20 years watching the conservative media in Washington endorse and urge me to vote for one candidate after another who made a mockery of conservative principles and values. Everyone talks about how thankful we are for the Citizens’ United decision but seems to have forgotten how we were urged to vote for the coauthor of the law that the decision overturned. In 2012, we were told to vote for Mitt Romney, a Massachusetts liberal who proudly signed an individual insurance mandate into law and refused to repudiate the decision. Before that, there was George W. Bush, the man who decided it was America’s duty to bring democracy to the Middle East (more about him later). And before that, there was Bob Dole, the man who gave us the Americans with Disabilities Act. I, of course, voted for those candidates and do not regret doing so. I, however, am self-aware enough to realize I voted for them because I will vote for virtually anyone to keep the Left out of power and not because I thought them to be the best or even really a conservative choice. Given this history, the conservative media’s claims that the Republican party must reject Donald Trump because he is not a “conservative” are pathetic and ridiculous to those of us who are old enough to remember the last 25 years.
I could have written this, it fits my own opinions so well.

And, holy shit, THIS:
...I do not care that Donald Trump is in favor of big government. That is certainly not a virtue but it is not a meaningful vice since the same can be said of every single Republican in the race. I am sorry but the “we are just one more Republican victory from small government” card is maxed out. We are not getting small government no matter who wins. So Trump being big government is a wash.
THIS, a thousand times over.

ANd finally:
don’t want to be associated with a movement that calls other Americans bums and welfare queens because they support the wrong candidate. If I wanted to do that, I would be a leftist.
Oh, holy shit, YES.

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Tonight is the night we "spring forward", of course, which means getting an hour less of sleep. What a pain.
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