atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
atomic_fungus
atomic_fungus

#1952: I hate it when that happens.

Tried to go to sleep this morning, and couldn't; everything would be fine until I actually dropped off to sleep, and then I'd start hyperventilating, which would wake me up.

No shortness of breath, no other problems--nothing physically wrong--but it happened a couple times and finally I got disgusted, got up, and took a Xanax.

After that, I started feeling that pecuiliar "short of breath" feeling I frequently get when I'm having an anxiety attack. It's not real shortness of breath; in fact it feels like I need to yawn, but can't. I've had this happen from time to time since I was 12, but it keeps me from sleeping when it happens because the only way to stop that irritating "need to yawn!" sensation is to sit bolt upright and take a deep breath and try to get the yawn out. Yawning then will make the sensation go away...for a couple of minutes, if I'm lucky, and then the whole thing repeats.

One Xanax and 20 minutes later, all that nonsense stopped. ZZZZ. But it was 7:30 AM by the time I managed to finally drop off.

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Obama wants to raise taxes on everyone, including those who make less than $250,000 per year. The White House is beginning to lay the groundwork for it.

I would submit that Obama has wanted this all along, but knew he couldn't get elected if he said he was planning to raise taxes. The press will give him a pass, of course. Remember the huge Clinton tax increase in 1993? Clinton campaigned on promises of tax cuts, and instead signed the largest-ever increase in taxes. (At least, at the time. It may still have not been surpassed.) No one took him to task for it.

Not so with George H. W. Bush. Oh hell no. That dirty rotten scoundrel promised that there'd be no new taxes, and he signed the largest-ever tax increase in American history! (In 1991, as I recall, and it was surpassed by Clinton's in 1993.) The press was all over him like white on rice for "breaking his promise to the American people" but when Clinton did it two years later it was a "principled reversal due to economic conditions."

There has never, never, ever been a tax increase Democrats did not like.

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This is what really annoys me about commercial releases: you can't just put the DVD in and watch the movie; no--there are all these warnings and notices and crap you're not allowed to skip.

Oh--and those animated menus? Lose them. I don't mind fancy graphics, but just show a picture with the menu. Don't animate anything. I bought the damn thing because I want to see the movie, so do not make me wait to watch the movie.

(Via.)

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Two links from Big Dick:

Obama and the Democrats intend to use reconciliation to pass ObamaCare. I told you: the Democrats need it, so we are going to get it whether we want it or not.

Finally a version of the "sonic boom destroys sundog" video that's not in QuickTime, which I hate.

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Smallville is on in about 10 minutes. After that, an exciting Friday night in Azeroth! Such a stimulating life I lead.
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