How long does a modern TV last? This morning Jen started thinking about a new TV. We don’t need a new TV, I said. When did we buy our current living room TV, she asked. Off to the blog I go!
The blog holds all the answers. The new TV was purchased on September 28, 2014. Just shy of six years ago. The blog is wise. The blog knows.
So then we asked how long do TVs tend to last these days? Off to Google Jen goes! 5-7 years. Well, that settles it then. Conspicuous Consumerism dictates that we need a new TV. We’re going to hold off until Christmas… I think. We agreed to that, but Jen is hovering around BestBuy.com which means maybe she won’t be able to wait.
Second Saturday note: UPS again… oh boy. Just when I came to grips with the fact that I was going to have to file a claim with GuitarCenter.com over the amplifier that will never be shipped, UPS updated the tracking number to say that once again (take three) it is on a truck and out for delivery. The estimated delivery date/time is today by 9:00PM. I’m taking bets on what time this afternoon they change that date to Monday. Anyone?
The third Saturday note is the only actually important one. There is a story suggesting that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers. It is also being said that trump knew about it and did nothing.
I don’t know if any of it’s true. I’ve only seen it on Twitter. I haven’t read any of the source articles. I don’t know if it is true or not. I just know this:
Are you going to read Bolton’s Book? Forgiving that the scumbag fascist stole the name from a Hamilton song, I still don’t think I want to read it.
Under normal circumstances, I would jump at the chance to read the inside dirt on the trump fascist regime, especially if it was written by someone who worked for him. In this case though… I don’t think I want to.
On the one hand, I read a review that says the writing is terrible. That is enough to turn me away. I don’t want the experience of reading the book to be painful when the subject matter is already super painful.
Mostly though… I just can’t get over that we knew all of this dirt was out there before the impeachment vote and the fascist collaborators in the senate ignored it all and didn’t subpoena him. That fact is so disgusting to me that I just can’t get past it.
Not to imply that I would ever pay money for something that Bolton would profit from. In this case I don’t even think I would read a pirated copy of the book. Screw that nazi.
See look, he’s posting as normal. There’s nothing wrong. Society didn’t end last night when the so called president ordered troops onto the streets of Washington in order to put down constitutionally protected rights. No, there’s nothing wrong.
I just changed the cat’s litter box. I dumped it all into a garbage bag and took it out to the trash. I enjoy one aspect of this process. Since the squirrels in our yard gnaw holes in the barrel covers so that they can climb inside and eat our trash, when I put the contents of the litter box into the barrel I am literally telling the squirrels to eat shit.
See? Nothing wrong. Life just going on as it was before the fascists ordered armed troops onto the streets of the nation’s capital. No problem.
Remember all those posts from Sunday when I was talking about needing to feel like there is something in this screwed up world that I have control over, even if it’s totally an illusion?
I took the trash barrels out to the street this morning and I have to say that my lawn looks great today.
I miss living in a country I felt proud of. After yesterday, I don’t know that I will ever be able to feel that way again.
All Hitler needed to do was wait.
Awww, poor nazi don.
The snowflake in chief.
The whiny bitch in chief.
The poor wittle baby in chief.
It’s been a week and a half, can I get used to this already? Come on, this is stupid.
My normal-life telecommuting day is Thursday. New episodes of Star Trek Picard come out on Thursdays.
A few minutes ago I was shaving… why? I don’t know. As I was shaving I thought to my idiot self, I’m working from home today so there is a new Star Trek Picard to watch before work. Sweet!
It’s Wednesday. It’s my eighth consecutive telecommuting day. Why the hell can’t I stop thinking every single effing day is Thursday? Brain, would you get on this please? I’m tired of being disappointed over no new Picard every single solitary day! Enough already!
And what the hell am I gonna do when Picard is over? I should have three more weeks of The Walking Dead followed by the premier of the new spin off. Wrong. It’s two more weeks and then nothing. The season finale of The Walking Dead isn’t finished and it won’t be until after this all clears up. It has been delayed indefinitely. The new series is also still in post production so they are pushing that off indefinitely too. Same with (at least some) of the CW DC Comics shows. The final episodes are being delayed until it’s all over. Bloody hell!
That’s all right though, our schmuck of a president say’s all of the restrictions will be lifted by Easter. He said it would be so great to see all of the churches full. When I heard that I realized what his goal was. He doesn’t want to be remembered as a nazi. He wants to be remembered as a great nazi. Therefore he is going to arrange for the death of millions of Americans. He’s going to go down in history as the first great mass murderer of the 21st century. Why should hitler have all the fun, right?
Our president is evil. He’s going out of his way to demonstrate it each and every day.
Okay, so this goofy post about feeling stir crazy got a little heavy right there. It’s okay. It needed to be said.
If you enjoy freaking out and panicking over the state of the world related to COVID-19 then by all means go ahead and read the news. I often start my lunch break by perusing Google News. I look through the headlines of the topics I follow and if something catches my interest I’ll open it up in a new tab and save it for later. Once I’ve gone through the front page I pop on over to those other tabs and start-a-readin’.
In our present global situation though, a quiet little lunchtime activity like that is enough to either make me want to punch everyone on Earth square in the face, or curl up in a ball and cry as the world around me collapses into anarchy. Yeah, both alternatives sound like so much fun.
In one article I read a few minutes ago, the Governor of New York said that things are falling apart much faster than anticipated. He said the Federal Government (I don’t recall which agency) has a stockpile of about 20,000 respirators. New York estimates they need 30,000. The Feds (I think he said FEMA) agreed to send 400. Four Hundred.
Who was it, the Lt Governor of Texas, I think, who yesterday said that grandparents are willing to die in order to save the US economy. Really. I am not kidding you. Some numb nuts actually said that. The nerve… the gall… the stupidity. I said it in a post yesterday and I’ll say it again. These fascists clearly care more about giving money to billionaires than they do about the lives of the people who put them in their offices. Their constituents are worth less to them then their bank balance. If that isn’t evil, then what is?
A few weeks ago I got into a minor online argument with a maga cult member who swore that electing a socialist like Joe Biden… as if Joe Biden had a socialist bone in his body… would burn down the entire country. As of this moment, there is a bill being hammered out in the US Legislature that is by all accounts near completion that will see the US government send checks of $2400 to married couples, with an additional $500 per child. Funny… I don’t hear those maga cult members I was arguing with complaining about socialism now. Now that the high priest of fascism, the cheeto himself has come out in favor of this plan. Is socialism no longer the devil that you swore it was? How does that work? Is it not socialism if a republican does it? Hypocrites.
Okay, I’m done with the news today. I’m going to put my headphones back on and listen to podcasts about Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. After that, maybe some prog rock. Probably no blues today… my heart can’t really take that right now.
Wash your damn hands.
Trump and his collaborators are talking about ending the stay at home coronavirus response so that people will go back to work and the economy will recover.
If you thought for a second that your life was more important to them than their donors’ money then you are as big a moron as they think you are.
Well I sure hope my fellow Americans enjoyed their 243 years of Democracy because it just ended.
The US Senate just voted to allow the President of the United State to do whatever he pleases, including rigging elections, without having to worry about any consequences.
We are officially a dictatorship now. Let Fascism Reign.