Pat Quinn's tax increases are the gift that keeps on giving. Unfortunately, it's herpes.
Doubleplusundead has the best take:
It’s as though when the cost of doing business becomes too burdensome, a business will find a new place to do business. And yet, the dumbfucks in the Democrat Party fail to realize that.We could have elected a Republican to be governor, and there's actually a slim chance that he would have vetoed a tax increase bill.
Yet again, the elections have consequences theme rears its ugly head.
Unlike Quinn, who ran on increasing taxes.
Oh, but GDP is rising and we're in an economic recovery, so of course raising taxes isn't going to cause any trouble.
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Well, I didn't watch any anime last night. I had a shower and did some on-line reading, and finally just went to bed around 2-ish.
...slept for an hour, then woke up unhappy.
I woke up remembering some pleasant things that happened in that very bed, and that it's been 18 months since similar pleasant things happened to me; and what actually woke me up was myself groaning in pain (emotional, not physical) because I'm getting awful sick of all this shit.
After I was awake, I thought about it for a bit and then put it all aside, trying to think happy thoughts in order to get back to sleep. The damage was done, though, and like a dog returning to its vomit, so doth the fool to his folly--no matter what I tried to think about, that kept coming to mind. Finally having enough of it, I got up to take half a Xanax...and I took a whole one instead.
Interestingly enough, I don't feel shredded like I do after half of one, which mystifies me. I mean, I took a whole dose--twice what I normally take--and I only slept for about seven hours.
WTF. It's gotten to the point that I don't even make sense to myself.
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Anyway: the weather promises to warm slowly throughout the week, so we're looking at mid-40s by Thursday. That's better than this "hey, it's still winter!" crap. It's only been spring for a week; but as I said, I'm done with winter--I've had more than my fill of it this year.
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I had another look at that bacon-cheddar stuff. Turns out it's not "100% natural" but "100% farmer owned", whatever the hell that means.
The label says it's "flavored pasteurized prepared cheese product"--it's not even cheese food, but product. What does it mean when they don't even label it "food" any more?
I'm not really sure I want to know. I'll use it up since I don't have the luxury of wasting money on "cheese product" but I'm not buying it again. Next time I go to the store, I'll peruse what they've got at the deli; maybe they have actual real bacon-cheddar cheese there. That would be good.
Well...as bad as "cheese product" is, at least it's not something like "cheese substitute", which is even farther removed from "food". Pejeeze.