atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7282: Had a lot of trouble sleeping last night

Recognizing that I have GERD, I've been changing a lot of my habits surrounding bedtime and food. For one, I'm trying not to eat anything at least half an hour before bed, and also not to have any snacks in the middle of the night.

Last night my stomach was bothering me, and I didn't want to go to bed in that state. Ended up sitting at the computer playing Hexiom Connect until about 2:30, waiting for my stomach to settle down. When it did, I was finally able to go to bed. Still, woke up a couple of times.

So, very sleepy right now. And there are things I wanted to do today.

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The communist rioters do not like you, even though you are on their side. Do you know why that is? Because you're there with a camera, and cameras record things, and the last thing these people want is for there to be a reliable, impartial witness to the crimes they're committing.

These commie lunatics wore masks long before COVID-19 appeared on the scene for that very reason. They're not obeying the law, but breaking as many as possible. They're committing crimes, some of them very serious felonies. You'd have to be a moron to think they'd consider the press to be an ally.

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Another post about the commie revolutionary LARP participant. "Commander Red", the self-styled revolutionary badass who curled up in a fetal position and started crying when the cops caught him. "Somebody thought that he was all big and bad, about to burn some shit down, until the police nabbed his ass," says the article.

Oh well.

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As many people as are able are leaving California, having voted the state into "third world shithole" status. And when I say "third-world shithole" I am saying so advisedly:
The fifth-largest economy in the world and home to many of the greatest technology companies on Earth can't keep the lights on. The state's three largest utilities turned off power to more than 410,000 homes and businesses on Friday, Aug. 21, then again to half as many Saturday, Aug. 22.
And then, of course, there's the wildfires, which have become a yearly phenomenon.

"Why is California always on fire?" Mrs. Fungus asked me. So I explained it: half of the state is subtropical desert, and when the Santa Ana winds start to blow, it gets hot, and everything in their path dries out. California has banned--for decades--any kind of forest management or stewardship, which leaves the land full of deadwood and leaves and so forth. You're not even allowed to make and tend firebreaks, not even around utility poles. And so, when something breaks, or when some idiot tosses a cigarette butt out his car window, or lightning strikes, or-or-or, the whole damn thing goes up like an old wood crate full of excelsior.

It's so bad that insurance companies don't want to write insurance policies for properties in the areas that are prone to wildfire--and who can blame them? By law you can't do anything to mitigate the potential hazard, the infrastructure is decades old and worn out, there's no network of watchtowers with forest rangers keeping a watchful eye for smoke, and so there are now gigantic wildfires eradicating square miles of timber every year.

Meanwhile, Illinois is doing everything it can to emulate California. They're shutting down two nuclear reactors next year because running them is "too expensive".

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This is why Donald Trump is so popular. Well, not that, specifically, but that kind of thing is. Defunding the hard-blue cities for their unwillingness to stop the riots hits them in their pocketbooks, the only sort of pressure they'll pay attention to.


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Hey, Joe, yer doin' it wrong!

I mean, he actually said that Trump wants to reduce the number of poor people. That's a good thing.

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