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Alliterative Thursday

So I'm watching footage from CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) and this crazed fellow (Jason Mattera of Young America's Foundation) is yelling about "get your government off my freedom!" and I couldn't help but wonder, if these conservatives REALLY want Americans to be free and to not have government running our lives, then why won't they let me get married?

I don't mind people being conservative, it's just that this brand of conservative doesn't mean "freedom for Americans," it means "you have to think like me and dress like me and be like me or you're a Socialist freak." And none of them have yet to prove to me that they even understand what socialism IS and what that means, especially these youngsters who never spent a single moment living through the Cold War.

I decided to try and give up wine for Lent, and I already want a glass (naturally). But I'm having tea at the moment. And it appears my pretty Chinese Year of the Dragon tea mug has a small crack in it.

Some humorous Tweets:

simonpegg

I'm calling you out @NathanFillion. Your spaceship vs my spaceship. Last one to the crab nebula gets the beers in. Spacedock, 1 hour.

NathanFillion

Yo, @simonpegg, be reasonable! My ship was a filming set, while the Enterprise is obviously real. Perhaps a drinking contest?

simonpegg

@NathanFillion You're on. To be honest, somebody keyed my nacelles so the old lady's in the shop. I'll get the first round in. Romulan ale?


Since I was out of town last weekend, I have fallen WAY behind on Tivo again (I had it pretty well cleaned out the weekend before, but didn't have a chance to keep up with it during the week). At least during the Olympics there's only a few new shows on and nothing on NBC. I haven't watched anything at all this year, although I MEANT to see the Lindsey Vonn run (I'd heard about the big win on NPR).

Today they announced that they're going to use a "deployment" strategy at work, which basically boiled down to "we need to lay people off, but we really don't want to do that, so we're going to take people from overstaffed areas to fill in understaffed areas." It's actually not a bad plan, but many people in Administrative Services don't really want to go anywhere else. Fortunately, our unit is not one of the ones impacted, so it doesn't really affect me at all (only if I WANT to go, in which case my position would be filled sideways from one of the impacted units). What it boiled down to for me was a lot of time wasted in meetings, leading to needing to stay almost an hour overtime. Woot.

Made meatloaf tonight. Came out good, if a little overdone (started working on stuff with Mom and it stayed in the oven too long). I added cumin this time. Yummy! With green beans and nommy onion-dill rolls.

Science report on the news today said that just one more hour of sleep can reduce chances of heart attacks.

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shipperx
Feb. 19th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
if these conservatives REALLY want Americans to be free and to not have government running our lives, then why won't they let me get married?


Oh you with your logic and stuff. >:)

What they mean is "Everyone should be free to live exactly like me... even if we have to make people do it!"

Isn't that basically what the anti-abortion movement does as well?

"Their" America is one that's just like the one in their heads...whatever that personal hobby-horse might be. A lot of people find themselves devolving to that. They just have a way of making it terrifying obnoxious and infuriating.
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
I think it was on The Daily Show that they went looking for "The REAL America I Remember!" that these folks talk about all the time, by interviewing people who lived through the 70's, 60's, 50's, 40's... and that "Real America" never existed at all except in their heads. It was hilarious, even as it was deeply, deeply sad...

evil_little_dog
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
The Tweets.

*DIES*
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm glad Fillion started yakking with Simon Pegg. His tweets are a riot. Today he's watching "Signs" and making rude comments...

(I know, I'm pathetic.)
evil_little_dog
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
I would be terribly afraid to start following tweets.
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
Nathon Fillion's funny, too. I don't follow very many people. CNN is the chattiest.
evil_little_dog
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
No no, I'll still with semi-real life (reading the news on the internet).
cornerofmadness
Feb. 19th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
the tweets are funny

glad your unit isn't likely to be involved in the lay offs
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
I mostly follow celebrities who are amusing (Fillion, Pegg, Craig Ferguson) and CNN/news. Then at least it's fun to read (and being short, also fast, unless I want to click a link to an article and read more).

Well, our company doesn't want to do layoffs, so this really is very nice of them; there are always spots opening up over in claims, and if they can ease someone out of Ad Services (although why it's always Ad Services that has space to give, I don't know), it's good for everyone.

cornerofmadness
Feb. 20th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
I follow no one. I have to admit, twitter annoys me a little but this was funny

It's definitely better than what's going on where i work
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:20 am (UTC)
I didn't know I'd like it, myself. I thought it was stupid. But following CNN is nice -- I get the headlines and can read the articles if I want; and the celebrity chatter is surprisingly amusing (as with the above-noted).
cornerofmadness
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
nods. I can see that. I would have to find something either interesting to follow (hates news)
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm sure there'd be something.

I'm a bit of a news junkie; CNN was one of the first accounts I started following.

And now, of course, Craig Ferguson is tweeting. Crazy man.
cornerofmadness
Feb. 20th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
i only have it because my friend asked me to but neither one of us used it...

news depresses me too much so i tend to avoid it

now Ferguson would be worth following
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Yes, indeed, join the Robot Skeleton Army!
(CraigyFerg)

cornerofmadness
Feb. 20th, 2010 04:17 am (UTC)
haha, i don't even know what my log in was any more
ljs
Feb. 19th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
Good thoughts for work stress! [hugs]
wildrider
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Thanks! {hug!}
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