atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7354: They're here!

I don't know how or why or anything but there was a notice in my inbox that they were on the front porch...and now they're inside, warming up. I was sitting here in my underwear and almost went and got them without dressing.

Two computers. Ryzen 5 3600 processor, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, GTX 1660 video card with 6 GB of RAM, 500 GB SSD--all guaranteed to be massively faster than our current computers.

You know, if anyone had told me that another delivery attempt would be made today, I would not have been annoyed at all yesterday, because today is Saturday and I expect to be home all day.

Oh well. All's well that ends well.

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An interesting thing about the stinkbubble: when I got home yesterday, the furnace was running, and there was NO stinkbubble. That explains a great deal; the foyer isn't where the smell is generating, but where it's accumulating.

It also means that finding the source of the stinkbubble will be just about impossible. Actively searching most of the house for a source has, so far, yielded no fruit. Argh etc.

This kind of thing has never happened before. Look: I've lived in this house for all but six of my years, and I have never experienced this phenomenon. I can kind of understand why the odor would accumulate near the front door, since there's one vent in that part of the house and it's closed, but as previously mentioned, this is my first experience with it.

I mean, unless it's some lame kind of poltergeist, I just don't know.

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So, mailbox has been spammed, almost daily, with "vote yes for Kilbride!" and "vote NO for Kilbride!" Kilbride is a judge and he's a Mike Madigan crony and various folks have been trying to get him off the Illinois court for over a decade, now. Every time I can I vote "no" to retain the creep (as I have been doing at least since 2010, I never vote to retain any judges) but he persists.

I say "at least 2010" because while using the restroom I was reading old Fungus posts, and came across a mention of "Illinois Friends of Labor" supporting his retention; my reasoning was (and is) that if communists want him to stay, then I want him gone. Posthaste.

Most corrupt state in the union, surpassing even New Jersey--I'm beginning to think that everyone involved in Illinois politics is a crook.

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Now that is a good quote.
After all the suffering America has endured, it is the height of privilege to suggest this country is now irreversibly tarnished because an offensive, impulsive man is president. It is the height of privilege to know what we know about U.S. history and assert nevertheless that the past four years have been uniquely dark and damaging. Imagine being old enough to have lived through the assassinations of the Kennedys and leaders of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam war, the Nixon presidency, the chaotic 1968 Democratic National Convention, and so on and actually suggest that the Trump administration is this lowest point in this country's history. Imagine knowing even a little about chattel slavery, the American Civil War, the Indian Removal Act, and the illegal bombing campaign in Cambodia, and still assert, with a straight face, that America's "innocence," "apathy," and "generosity" were not lost until Hillary Clinton blew a winnable election.
I honestly wish people would stop characterizing Trump as "impulsive" and "offensive". He is neither; a truly impulsive man could not govern nearly as effectively as Trump has in the past four years.

Trump's effectiveness and efficiency is one reason the left is in such a full-blown panic over his presidency, and over the possibility that he may get a second term. Trump ran for the presidency in order to solve problems, and he's actually got the gall to solve them, rather than leave them for his successors to campaign on--which has been SOP for both parties since time immemorial.

For example, the only mention of illegal immigration we've heard in this whole election cycle is about "children in cages", because the wall is working and Trump's immigration policies are working.

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COVID-19 is the annual flu, that's all.

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So, I have a lot to do today. With the arrival of the computers that list has gotten longer rather than shorter.

It is what it is, I guess.

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