atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#3254: Wednesday?? REALLY?

Well, I heard from my niece in Maine today, and everything's going okay up there.

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Ohio kicks Dennis Kucinch to the curb. And it's about time, dude!

The article blames it on "redistricting":
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), the two-time presidential candidate and icon of the antiwar left, suffered a bruising primary defeat Tuesday as a new Republican-drawn congressional map threatened to end the career of one of the most colorful figures in Congress.
That's right! It's not because the guy's a freakin' lunatic or anything! No, it's those DASTARDLY REPUBLICANS! But in a "low turnout" primary, where he was running against another Democrat, he lost.

...and, as I said, it's about time, dude.

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Man files lawsuit over an issue so old there were Monty Python jokes about it. Gee, snacks and drinks from the movie theater's snack counter are expensive! Holy shit!
Thompson, an avid moviegoer from Livonia, Mich., used to bypass the high prices charged for theater popcorn, soda and candy by bringing in his own treats, said his attorney, Kerry Morgan. But Thompson arrived at his local theater outside Detroit recently to find a new sign telling customers they were no longer allowed to bring in their own goodies.
Or, you know, you could just not eat while watching the movie.

That's what I do. I'm there to watch a freakin' movie, not stuff my gizzard! And if I drink anything it's a sure bet I'll have to go take a leak just as the movie is hitting its climax, so why would I do that?

...and bringing in your own snacks and drinks has been banned by an unwritten rule for quite a while anyway.

Look: the ticket price you pay merely covers the theater's cost of renting the film from the distributor. The theater's real profit is made at the concession stand...but you don't have to buy any snacks. Especially if you can somehow stand to go a couple hours without eating anything. Shit! You won't starve to death if you don't eat anything while watching the movie, you f-ing retard!

*sigh*

I'm gonna stop right there and not go on. I'm worried about my blood pressure.

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Yet more proof that the pedophile prophet's death cult treats women like chattel slaves.

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"20 examples of liberal hatred."

Same vein, Michelle Malkin on the double standard leftists have for treating women. If they're conservative women, you can say whatever you want, and the more vile it is the better, because those self-hating women deserve it!

If you make a poor joke about a liberal woman being a "slut" because she wants a Catholic school to pay for the $3,000 worth of contraceptives she consumes per year, you deserve the electric chair.

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Call yourself "Anonymous" all you like but if you piss off the government enough, the FBI will be able to find you.

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I can believe this. Of the advertisers who decided to pull their spots from Limbaugh's show, some are reportedly "begging" (Limbaugh's words) to be allowed back. Do you know why?

Limbaugh's show is extremely popular. I'm sure a lot of the advertisers who pulled their spots were deluged with e-mails from his fans: "Hey, since you pulled your spots on Rush's show, we won't be using your [product/service] any longer."

And Limbaugh has a lot of fans.

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States attempting to get out from under federal land-use laws. Good luck, guys.

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Karl Denninger says the labor and employment figures do not look good.
.... One problem is that manufacturing productivity was actually down 0.1%. That could be because pressures to increase productivity have eased, or it could be because we're now to the point that bone is coming through workers' fingertips and as such there's simply no more gain to be had. It appears that employers are adding hours rather than bodies; we'll see if that confirms Friday with a move upward in the workweek.

Durables manufacturing showed the largest increase in hours while real compensation was down ("work harder or get fired damnit!") while nondurable manufacturing showed a very material ease in the same rubric in the last quarter.

For the entirety of 2011 real hourly compensation was down 0.7%, worse than 2008 in which it fell 0.4%. For those who say we're in "recovery", you might want to put that in your pipe and smoke it -- the data says otherwise. For manufacturing it's even worse -- that metric never went negative in 2008, but has now -- in 2010 it was down 0.1% and in 2011 -1.3%.

Despite claims of a manufacturing "renaissance" prattled on about by Obama and others in the political realm the truth is that our working-class people are still getting bent over the table and given "the business."
That does not sound very good, does it?

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Spring 2012 anime roundup!

Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka 2 is going to be a must. I really enjoyed the first one.

Uchuu Kyoudai sounds interesting

Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water Remastered--I wonder WTF's up with that? I'll have to watch it. Hopefully Nadia is less annoying in this one....

Have to try out Natsuiro Kiseki.

...this is the first of several season previews that Steven links as they appear on various sites. We'll see what the others look like.

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Really windy today again; and because I was up too late and had a (mild) panic attack this morning I didn't get out to work on the Fiero today. *sigh*

However, the work that needs doing can be done just as easily by artificial light as by sunlight, so if the spirit moves me later on I can go out to the garage, turn on the lights, and see what I can do.

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Today's Pearls Before Swine:



But I have to say that Newt--despite being an amphibian, which is a liar and evil magician--is still better than an amorphous blob like Romney. I mean, at least an amphibian has a spine!

AND here is today's homebrew Garfield Minus Garfield:

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