atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#5175: The Thursday of baking!

Pre-arranged day off from work today. Had to ask for it a month in advance, and if it had been a weekend my request would have been rejected before I could make it; the system we use for that stuff keeps track and always says "day full" whenever I ask for a weekend day off. Meaning, no Saturday off for you! (Or Sunday.)

But today is Mrs. Fungus' birthday, and so we're celebrating. I've already baked a cake, and when this post is done I must go bake cookies. This will be worthwhile and entertaining.

But first, the post.

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Obama did not, in fact, save the world from anything let alone another great depression. Nothing he's done while in office has even mitigated the Greater Depression which--seems I must say it every time I talk about it--started in 2009.

Obama couldn't "convince" Americans that the economy is doing better BECAUSE IT IS NOT DOING BETTER.

Addendum:

Ace observes that the feds couldn't allow a GDP growth figure less than 0.5%, because a recession is defined as "two or more consecutive economic quarters with zero or negative economic growth" and we already had one of those in the fourth quarter of last year.

"We can't," as Ace observes, "have an official recession as we go to the polls."

End Addendum

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Why is crude "soaring" to $46 a barrel when nothing has changed? No one's cut production and there's still as much oil surplus as there was in February. Where is this coming from?

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In a true victory for equal rights for women, women will finally have to register for Selective Service, i.e. the draft. I registered in 1985, and ever since I've wondered why "equal rights" didn't mean women also had to register, not understanding that if it ever came down to a draft the US would be in a major shooting war and would be drafting cannon fodder, which is not something for which you want to use breeding-age females. Well, a bunch of morons have gone to a great deal of trouble to get breeding-age females the right to serve in combat roles, even though they are not physically suited for it, and the logical extension of that is that yes, women will have to register for the draft.

If you're going to insist that women can serve in combat roles and be just as effective as men, then they have to be subject to the draft. Nothing else is fair.

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Will the GOPe get behind Trump? Milo Y. gives a bunch of reasons they should.

As Fred begins:
I love it: Donald Trump's campaign reveals the establishment for what it is, a swamp of corruption as fetid as those of Latin America. It is better entertainment than Vaudeville. The frantic scramble to rig the primaries, change the rules, and thwart the voters--anything to defend their cozy entanglement of political tapeworms--makes absurd any pretense of democracy.

This morning in the Drudge Report: "Trump Highest Number of Republican Voters in History." Who do the Republicans want to get rid of? Trump.
Well, of course they do. Trump's not one of the anointed.

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Chuck Norris on gender dysphoria.

The difference between justice and social justice.

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Besides baking that cake, I also got the dishwasher loaded and started. All that before breakfast. I rule.
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