atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5916: Nothing doing, and gladly!

Last night Mrs. Fungus came home from work and announced that Wednesday (today) would be her day off this week, owing to some sudden changes in the agenda to her work week.

So we had chili and made fun of television until we were too tired to stay awake, and went to bed, and slept in today. As I write this, she's sleeping on the sofa with the cats. I'd like to go get a bowl of chili but I'm afraid that would wake her up.

Well, I won't starve to death.

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Once again I need to quote the noted warrior-philosopher Jayne Cobb: "I smell a whole lotta 'if' comin' off this plan."
ere’s how constitutional law expert Lessig lays it out:
If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached.

If number 2: If Trump is removed, Vice President Mike Pence would become president.

If number 3: If Pence becomes president, he should resign too, given that he benefited from the same help from Mother Russia.

If number 4: If Pence resigns before appointing a vice president, Ryan would become president.

If number 5: If Ryan becomes president, he should do the right thing and choose Clinton for vice president. Then he should resign.
"The answer seems unavoidable: He should nominate the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside and let her become the president," Lessig writes. "Without doubt, if Ryan did the right thing, that would be the most extraordinary event in the history of America since the Confederate Army fired on Fort Sumter. But unlike that, this event would build the union, not divide it."
This "Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig" is clearly smoking something a lot stronger than ganja, because Trump ain't going to be "definitively found" to have colluded with Russia, "directly" or otherwise.

But if he were, and was removed from office? What makes this goober think Pence would resign, and furthermore before appointing a vice President? And given that he smoked some of the same alien crack-ganja the Lessig is smoking, and did so, why would Ryan resign?

Holy shit, these leftists live in a world so far removed from reality you can't even see drug-addled hallucinations from there!

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I feel the same way. "I shouldn't have to cut my hair to get a job." Well, here's the thing, cupcake: if you come to a job interview looking like you just dragged yourself out of a dumpster, what do you think people are going to think about you?
One man with dreadlocks who was turned down for a job said it was not a coincidence that all the other staff members had "preppy hair."

Another woman who had the word "hope" tattooed on her wrist to cover a self-harm scar was informed she was out of the running as a result.
Dreadlocks are disgusting. I have never seen a person wearing dreadlocks whom I would consider employable--not because of the dreadlocks themselves but because of their manner of dress and the way they acted. And if you have a big scar on your wrist from "self-harm", that's kind of a red flag in and of itself, even without the tattoo.

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Illinois is boned. I liked this:
The State of Illinois, in my opinion, is past the point of no return. It does not have the ability to raise taxes or cut spending to the degree necessary to reduce the annual cost of bond and retiree benefits from 33% to a sustainable level. The amount of debt issued by Illinois requires a moderate 8% of general fund revenues to pay P&I.
The fact that "it does not have the ability to raise taxes or cut spending to the degree necessary" is not going to stop them from trying to raise taxes to that degree. And because it's a Democrat machine, you can forget that "cut spending" thing; that simply will not happen.

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Why the pace of innovation has slowed. Lots of novelty, no repetition or attempt to duplicate results.

Related: Scientists using incorrect cells or tainted samples. Like accidentally doing lung cancer research using liver cells.

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Watched Shaolin Soccer on Netflix last night. Holy crap was that entertaining. It's a goofy movie, but it was made in China so it's not a Hollywood Formula Comedy. The special effects were somewhat beneath state of the art in 2001 (obvious CGI is obvious) but used for such over-the-top situations that it didn't matter. It was full of funny, ham-handed stuff, like helpfully naming the team coached by the antagonist "Team Evil" so you'd know right away they were the bad guys.

Decidedly not art for the ages, but worth the time I spent watching it.

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Man, it's quiet. How lovely.

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