May 21st, 2016

#5206: A_N_X_I_E_T_Y

Today it went to 11.

...okay, no, I didn't actually have a panic attack that was 11 on scale of 1 to 10. Actually I'd say it was no worse than 5, maybe 5.5 at its worst.

But it lasted from 8 AM until 5:00 PM. And after leaving me alone for about an hour or so, it came back with a vengeance. I haven't had a panic attack like this in a long time.

I toughed it out at work, managing to put in a full nine hour day (overtime, you know) and though I didn't answer as many calls as I should have, I did my job the best I could.

Mrs. Fungus: "Why didn't you ask to go home? You know you can't push yourself like that! It'll only make it worse!"

I mumbled something about trying to be more reliable but she wasn't having any of it, and as much as ordered me to tell my boss I wouldn't be in Saturday.

Fortunately, my boss knows I'm trying. Still, my goal for May was no call-offs, and now I'm looking at two. June will simply have to be better, is all.


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Chicago is utterly boned. Chicago owes pension funds some $18.6 billion dollars, a mere $11.5 billion more than previously understood.

"The taxpayers are just going to have to pay it." Uh, no, that's not actually going to happen. Illinois in general and Cook County in particular boasts some of the highest taxes in the country; there's very little more than can be squeezed from that particular turnip. We're already well onto the right side of the Laffer Curve, where ever-higher taxes begin to reduce government revenue.

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Bernie Sanders is causing lots of trouble for Hillary Clinton and it couldn't happen to a nicer person.

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Tell me again why gas is at $2.50 per gallon. Look at all those tankers full of crude oil just idling near Singapore.

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The girls are just going to have to get over it.
But to the Charlotte Observer and the Obama administration, teenage girls being exposed to the sight of male genitals is something to be "overcome." In this lunatic world, we place the burden of transgender progress on young girls, telling them to just get over it.
And Nero appointed his horse...ah, you know.

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A Best Buy flyer from 22 years ago. A 540 MB hard drive for $300! What a bargain!

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Anyway, I'm going to bed.

#5207: Resting

Mrs. Fungus commanded me to stay home today, and rest, so I did. I'm resting.

Feeling bloody useless, but resting.

A full tab of Xanax last night before bed, slept like a log all night. Got up and let Twigs out of the basement--the cats are still getting used to each other and we don't want fights--and he's proceeded to wander around the house commenting on everything.

Plus side: I was laying in bed with Twigs, when Critter got onto the bed; the two cats touched noses, and were smelling each other's faces; then Twigs apparently did something that was a little too friendly and Critter hissed at him. Or else Critter remembered I'm not supposed to like you, INTRUDER! which is equally likely. Whatever the case may be, I'm no longer really worried about Critter and Twigs getting along. Touching noses is a big step forward.

Also, we got the report from the vet that Twigs tested negative for FIV and feline leukemia, two communicable and incurable diseases we don't want our healthy animals exposed to, so that means he's good to stay.

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Is it still called "white slavery" when all involved are black? One of the front men for BLM is accused of sex trafficking and (now) of grand theft as well.

I'm not going to comment further.

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The short answer is "socialism". Venezuela is a complete mess, and it's a complete mess because socialism can not work.

And then as that article concludes, "...Venezuelans have no toilet paper. We will follow them in a few years unless we have a revolution.

I think calls for revolution are premature. I also think that a revolutionary change in how our government works is absolutely essential: strip out all the "alphabet soup" agencies and vastly reduce the power of the federal government. Return most of the governing power to the states, rather than the federal government.

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Trump says what we all think. If Hillary is so anti-gun, why is she allowing herself to be protected by men carrying guns?

The fact is, Hillary is against the individual having the right to be armed. Like everyone of her ilk, she knows that government must ask permission of an armed populace.

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So, back to resting.