atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#2247: Lovely Fuuka arrived today

I wasn't expecting it before 9/1. That was pleasantly fast shipping.

...the figure stands about 8" tall, which is around what I expected. I'm happy with it, though I haven't taken it out of the box yet.

Another thing which makes me happy: the bearings for my rocking chair finally came in. I just got back from driving to Peotone to get them. Price: $30.

The guy said he didn't charge me any markup on them, but the invoice inside is for a total of $16, so I have to wonder. Anyway, I don't care, because I've got 16 new bearings, which ought to last me a while.

Looks like the manufacturer charges $1 apiece for 'em, which sounds about right. Similar bearings (without the tapped inner race, for the bolts, which is why I couldn't just use those) cost about that from Ace Hardware.

I still have my laundry list of chores to do. *sigh* Don't wanna....

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Boortz summarizes Obamanomics "Recovery Summer".

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Obama wants to nationalize the fishing industry.

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Midwest Chick makes an interesting point here.
It's interesting that the muslim world, which seems so eager to declare fatwas and death threats, has not jumped on and declared Obama to be apostate since he was muslim (or was claimed to be) and has converted to Christianity, which would carry a death sentence in most muslim countries.
That's right!

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This amounts to a de facto gun ban. Banning ammunition because it contains lead? What else can we use?

...what this will do--if it's allowed to go forward--is to prompt a lot of people to buy lead and reloading equipment and bootleg their ammo.

If the EPA does this, I hope they're ready for the shitstorm of lawsuits that'll come down on them.

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John Stossel asks, "Where are the new jobs?"

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Yes, that late '70s grocery getter is going to blow your doors off if he can get the rear end to hook up. Jesus.

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Today is a ridiculously nice day. We only have 6 days left of "Endless Eight".

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Wow, even AP is getting the message: "It's starting to feel like another recession."

...*sigh* THERE WAS NEVER A RECOVERY. THIS IS THE SAME RECESSION.

"Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics,...[said,]'Nothing else can go wrong. There is no cushion left.'" What he's saying isn't what he means; what he means is that nothing else had better go wrong because there is no cushion left.

If he actually thinks that it's impossible for anything else to go wrong, hoo boy is he in for a surprise.
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