atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2370: 2785

That number is the lowest reading I have ever seen on the old aneroid barometer hanging in the dining room.

High wind warning until 8 PM tomorrow night due to the record low pressure system that passed through the area today.

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Just think of them as botched late-term abortions. All five of 'em. It's easy to forgive a woman for killing five babies when you realize that it was the social stigma of blah blah blah I JUST CAN'T GET MY HEAD AROUND THAT FEMINAZI CLAPTRAP TODAY

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So apparently the electronic voting systems in Nevada auto-vote for Harry Reid regardless of user input.

Isn't that wonderful?

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I'm linking Ace's "open thread" post from last night because of the first item: What Shakespeare's plays sounded like at the time they were written.

I really like the accent of Elizabethan London.

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This post at Arse Technica, the Global Warming Resource contains interesting information about the kind of things that happen in viruses and at the cellular level.

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Michael Flynn reminds us that before global warming, we were being told an ice age was coming. And before the ice age scare, it was global warming; and before that, it was global cooling; and before that....

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Inflation is coming!

The dollar is losing value continuously.

$109 billion in new debt this week alone. Whee!!

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I read the headline of an obituary in the paper today (Chicago Sun-Times) which says the guy who is responsible for the "Community Reinvestment Act" died not long ago.

The CRA is the government program which is the root cause of the current extended recession.

Thanks, anus.

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The weather last night was incredible. It was warm all night. I had both windows wide open and it wasn't even cool in here until after the sun came up.

Of course, that was just the last gasp of indian summer before the temperatures begin the long slide down to winter temperatures.

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Limbaugh is talking about how the GOP leadership wants to give the TEA party "newbies" existing Congressional staffers.

Staffers do all the real work on Capitol Hill. They do the reading and writing of legislation, and they make recommendations on how the politician should vote.

If you give a hard conservative politician a staff which is liberal, that conservative politician will vote liberal--just because the politician is too busy with everything else actually to read the legislation he's voting on. ("Everything else" being the endless meetings that are the main activity of politicians.)

This is how the GOP intends to bring the TEA partiers into line with its country club agenda.

Good Lord, I hope that doesn't work.

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Damn it.

I woke up around 10-ish and--after hitting the can--had a unit of Slim-Fast, intending to go back to bed. But I wanted to check the weather report; and presto, I ended up doing a blog post. Now I'm getting a hypoglycemic episode.

There ain't nothing like being consistent.

On the 17th, when I hit the gun show and range with Og and Partner, I had a can of Slim-Fast right out of bed before jumping in the shower and heading out. It was three or four hours before I got any food, and I was fine. But of course I can never rely on that working, as today shows.

(Nothing else in the stomach; just Slim-Fast. It's not like I was sitting here eating Skittles while I blogged. But if I'd gone back to bed, chances are I'd be fine.)

This is what makes it so damned hard for me to set up a diet and exercise regimen. If I get up and have a big breakfast, I can exercise; but eating a big meal makes the exercise almost entirely useless, at least for weight loss.

If I get up and have a moderate breakfast, chances are I get hypoglycemia; so I either have to eat more or go to bed. Either way, I feel too crappy to exercise, because the high insulin level that leads to the hypoglycemia doesn't go away and the food I eat has to struggle against that to raise my blood glucose.

So a scant 1.5 hours after having a can of Slim-Fast, I need to eat again. So much for "meal replacement".

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