atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#963: He's a Democrat. You abbreviate that "(D)".

...but it's "just a typo". Yeah, there's no effort here to sanitize a headline of any reference to Democrats. ABC never mentions the fact that Spitzer is a Democrat, and every news story I've read about him that comes from the mainstream media bends over backwards to avoid explicitly labeling Spitzer as a Democrat. But this is just a typo.

Chrysler to shut down for two weeks in July. The Cerberus Group has started running the automaker like a business, not a jobs program for auto union workers, and it'll be interesting to see how well things go.

People line up for section 8 housing, get upset when they don't get it. I love the last quote in the article: "'This place is going to get shot up later,' [West Palm Beach resident Shayla Williams, 22] yelled to officers. 'They can't treat us like this.'"

Yes, they can. If you rely on government for housing, you have to follow their rules for getting it.

Watch the video. They devote plenty of time to some woman yelling about how "it's not fair! We deserve fair housing!" Oh? Why? Why do you deserve it? And what constitutes "fair" housing?

The video starts with some woman being handcuffed by police. Guess what? If a cop tells you to do something, you do it, particularly when the cops are there for crowd control. The cops are there to keep the situation under control and if you're arguing with them, you're part of the problem, at least in their eyes--they'll handcuff you and stick you in a paddy wagon, thus solving one problem. According to a photo caption she was "asked to leave" by police and refused. Oh well. She'll sue for something, count on it, and probably decries her arrest as "racism".

The people running the office weren't too bright, either. They get out a bullhorn and try to get people with disabilities to come forward first; of course the whole crowd moves up.

There is so much wrong with this, it would take days for me to catalog and explain the wrongness. F it.

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Essie Henley takes time out from her lucrative shirt de-collaring service to inform me that "I wanted to give someone a sexually transmitted disease (e.g., herpes, AIDS)."

What, for Christmas? Anyway, it's nice of her to give examples of what kind of diseases she's hoping to give "someone". I wouldn't have thought of herpes or AIDS as STDs if she hadn't mentioned them.

I'm guessing she wants to give 'em herpes or AIDS because they're not curable. "It's the gift that keeps on giving!" Err. (But she's discriminating against hepatitis, I notice.)

This kind of spam makes me glad I'm not dating.

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I apparently have only 3.8 MB of space left in my FTP account. What the hell? Who allocates space by the megabyte these days? I need a new place to stash my images.

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Oh, wow: I only just noticed that today is Pi Day. 3.14! Whee.

In seven years it'll be 3.14.15--the one day every century when we get pi accurate to five places. So it's hard for me to be excited over three significant digits.

Hell, I've used 3.14159265 since seeing the Doctor Who episode "The Five Doctors". There's a point where the first doctor recites pi that far, and it stuck with me.

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Icebergs in Lake Michigan. Heh.

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I got a start on that story about the guy driving a truck though an ice age. Not a good one, though. *sigh*

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The Nintendo DS is fun. I played the Zelda game for about three hours last night. I'm looking forward to getting some other games for this thing.

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