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MoPOP at dusk, Seattle

Friday, October 4, 2013

ten four

L.C. Greenwood

I have been pretty farblunget this week about all of this shutdown, slimdown economic crap. This episode has been terrible for the country and I believe will prove also terrible for Republicans in the long run. It will be hard for the decent Republicans to be believed after this, the memory will be of the anti government anarchist wing. Can't wait for the next election. Nice work on the GOP brand, fellas.

Gee, I wasn't going to talk about it and look what I did. Let me change the subject. Remember those freedom fighters in Syria? The Al Qaeda branch is now at war with the other rebel group. Gee, I wonder how this one will all turn out.

New York Times - Long before the shutdown the Repubs were hurting the national parks.

Claire McCaskill asks a fair question.

NSA can't decrypt TOR anonymity program.

World's most dramatic coastlines - HuffPo - check out Los Gigantes in the Canary Islands.

Really enjoying the new microbrewery. So far my favorite is the vanilla stout, quite creamy. Tried to induce a few mormon lads to tip a flagon with me but they would have none of it yesterday.

Have to salute the late L.C. Greenwood. More fearsome than the foursome, powerful than the purple people eaters, less Icky than the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense is the one that all others should be judged by.

About that Adobe Creative Cloud...

My vacation is imploding all around me. Speculative at best at this point and it commences tomorrow.

Beth sent this over:
America was not shut down properly. Would you like to start America in safe mode, with free healthcare and without the guns? (Recommended)

Ask not what your country can do for you. Seriously, don't even ask because it's shut down right now.

The last time Americans cared about anything being shut down was when they shut down the Twinkie factory.

If the government does shut down, nonessential White House employees will be sent home without pay. So more bad news for Joe Biden.

Since 1976, there have been 17 government shutdowns. The longest was during the four years that Jimmy Carter was president.

I am glad the government is shut down.  For the first time in years it's safe to talk on the phone and send emails without anybody listening in.
Animal ghosts - amazing pics

Bethany forwards this MoveOn petition - no pay for congress until things get fixed around here.

Jonathan sends this over - amazing pics, Wang Dong cave, China

I sort of dig the music this past week. Fusion is almost a dirty word these days but these musicians are truly virtuoso players.

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