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Author: BobR    Date: 02/25/2013 14:00:02

Someone slept in this morning after staying up late watching the Oscars. Blog to come...

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Comment by wickedpam on 02/25/2013 14:07:25
Morning

Comment by TriSec on 02/25/2013 14:37:47


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 14:38:15
Well done Afflack!

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 14:39:04
Quote by Mondobubba:
Well done Afflack!
YES!

In other news, I see that nothing in the world happens on Oscar weekend.

good morning!


Comment by Scoopster on 02/25/2013 14:41:09
Mornin' all.. back to the grind

Comment by TriSec on 02/25/2013 14:51:23
I am officially old.

THat "Lady HateMonger" actrocity is playing on the radio - sounds like Quint's fingernails on the friggin' blackboard.



Comment by TriSec on 02/25/2013 14:55:31
I am also a Luddite, as I have just blundered across the "text effects" part of MS Word.

You all will excuse me as I scribe away with my fountain pen.



Comment by BobR on 02/25/2013 14:57:21
Quote by TriSec:
I am officially old.

THat "Lady HateMonger" actrocity is playing on the radio - sounds like Quint's fingernails on the friggin' blackboard.


Lady Hatemonger?

Comment by TriSec on 02/25/2013 15:04:19
Notice the gas prices recently?

I think it was something Bob wrote about ages ago - there's no refinery capacity.

Who owns that big one in NJ that was stated on the news this morning that it produced 7% of all gasoline in the US? That's been shut down for good. (Artificially driving down supply in order to drive up prices, I'd wager.)

That, and the reformulation to "summer blend" (which is also probably a scam) and then there's "periodic maintenence" (probably the only thing that's legit) affecting our East Coast prices.

Grumble, grunt, rant, rave.



Comment by Will in Chicago on 02/25/2013 15:12:03
Good morning, bloggers!! I hope that everyone is well.

I have some bad news. I thought that I had a second interview, but as I would have to work with Kindergarten through 8th grade, I am precluded. (Middle school and High School endorsements.) Still, I was considered a strong candidate. So, back to the job search.

A friend from Temple, who is 92, is in the hospital. So, I will stop by later.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 15:14:43
I went to bed about 1015 did McFarland have a tasteless topper for the Lincoln joke?

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 15:40:49
Quote by TriSec:
Notice the gas prices recently?

I think it was something Bob wrote about ages ago - there's no refinery capacity.

Who owns that big one in NJ that was stated on the news this morning that it produced 7% of all gasoline in the US? That's been shut down for good. (Artificially driving down supply in order to drive up prices, I'd wager.)

That, and the reformulation to "summer blend" (which is also probably a scam) and then there's "periodic maintenence" (probably the only thing that's legit) affecting our East Coast prices.

Grumble, grunt, rant, rave.




Shut down because it is old and too expensive to repair more likely. There is a lots of NIMBYism when it comes to things like oil refineries. Nobody likes them. They haven't build a new one since the 50s.

Summer blend has different additives that prevent smog build up. You don't know this? Why?

Comment by wickedpam on 02/25/2013 15:42:08
love having spent my entire Friday on a proposal for one manager (pricing, formatting and searching for all the product pix) only to be told on Monday that pretty much everything I did was a waste of time cause they want different pricing and different information so NOW I have to spend my entire MONDAY on there f-ing proposal AGAIN instead of doing other work that I have to get done by the end of the month. And to top it all off I know that I will never be thanked and they will get all the credit for my work.




Comment by wickedpam on 02/25/2013 15:42:25
sorry for the rant

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 15:54:44
Quote by wickedpam:
love having spent my entire Friday on a proposal for one manager (pricing, formatting and searching for all the product pix) only to be told on Monday that pretty much everything I did was a waste of time cause they want different pricing and different information so NOW I have to spend my entire MONDAY on there f-ing proposal AGAIN instead of doing other work that I have to get done by the end of the month. And to top it all off I know that I will never be thanked and they will get all the credit for my work.





Sorry Mala. Your bosses are a-holes.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 15:57:41
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 02/25/2013 16:00:51
Quote by Mondobubba:
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.



It could be, but the entertainment industry is so in love with itself that it should get a hotel room with mirrors on the walls, floor and ceilings.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 16:02:39
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Quote by Mondobubba:
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.



It could be, but the entertainment industry is so in love with itself that it should get a hotel room with mirrors on the walls, floor and ceilings.


Sploosh!


Comment by wickedpam on 02/25/2013 16:06:47
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
love having spent my entire Friday on a proposal for one manager (pricing, formatting and searching for all the product pix) only to be told on Monday that pretty much everything I did was a waste of time cause they want different pricing and different information so NOW I have to spend my entire MONDAY on there f-ing proposal AGAIN instead of doing other work that I have to get done by the end of the month. And to top it all off I know that I will never be thanked and they will get all the credit for my work.





Sorry Mala. Your bosses are a-holes.


not all just this one in particular who seems to think I can read his mind and know that when he says he's doing a proposal for Giant that I'm supposed to automatically know its for new items not line extensions - my old boss used to call him baby huey


Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 16:18:39
Quote by Mondobubba:
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.
According to this Think Progress piece, I Am a terrible woman and liberal.


Sometimes I just don;t want to be perpetually upset.

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 16:21:42
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
love having spent my entire Friday on a proposal for one manager (pricing, formatting and searching for all the product pix) only to be told on Monday that pretty much everything I did was a waste of time cause they want different pricing and different information so NOW I have to spend my entire MONDAY on there f-ing proposal AGAIN instead of doing other work that I have to get done by the end of the month. And to top it all off I know that I will never be thanked and they will get all the credit for my work.





Sorry Mala. Your bosses are a-holes.


not all just this one in particular who seems to think I can read his mind and know that when he says he's doing a proposal for Giant that I'm supposed to automatically know its for new items not line extensions - my old boss used to call him baby huey

http://www.tcj.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/baby-huey.jpg


Comment by wickedpam on 02/25/2013 16:24:26
yep - that's about it. we all just live to serve him

Comment by TriSec on 02/25/2013 16:28:59
So tonight I'm probably off to a city council meeting in this fair city. I've got to talk to the city clerk about this year's election cycle, and I'm going to re-connect with my allies on the city council.

With all the activity going on locally, I still don't know what I'm going to do this year. Hopefully I can try to get some ideas.

I blog here and have started writing a few things for KOS recently...wonder if I shouldn't ask for an official press pass?



Comment by livingonli on 02/25/2013 16:52:38
Good morning, folks. And I missed all the fun because I was at work and had my DVR set to record BBC America's monthly retrospective of all the Doctors for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary since last night they were showing a retrospective on Doctor Number 2, Patrick Troughton and the classic story accompanying it was Tomb of the Cyberman which was one of the recovered stories in the 90's so many people didn't see it if their station dropped Who in the late 80's.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 17:10:18
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.
According to this Think Progress piece, I Am a terrible woman and liberal.


Sometimes I just don;t want to be perpetually upset.


You hate your gender, don't you, Raine. You are bad liberal! Bad!

C'mon people, have you thought that this is Seth McFarland's performance persona? He might not be this sexist monster you are painting him to be.

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 17:25:50
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.
According to this Think Progress piece, I Am a terrible woman and liberal.


Sometimes I just don;t want to be perpetually upset.


You hate your gender, don't you, Raine. You are bad liberal! Bad!

C'mon people, have you thought that this is Seth McFarland's performance persona? He might not be this sexist monster you are painting him to be.
Thing is -- he's not sexist. He's a great Dem -- and gay rights supporter. He also has a wing at the library of Congress. I swear there are many things to be outraged at, like trans-vaginal probes, or pay equality -- this is just ridiculous.


Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 17:35:13
In other SCOTUS news:
The Supreme Court has rebuffed Virginia’s request to reinstate the death sentence of a convicted killer who claims he is too mentally disabled to be executed.


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 17:36:34
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
The internets are aflame with post Oscar articles on Seth McFarland's tastelessness. What the fuck were they expecting? Class? Seriously people, it is an awards show that could be done in 25 minutes.
According to this Think Progress piece, I Am a terrible woman and liberal.


Sometimes I just don;t want to be perpetually upset.


You hate your gender, don't you, Raine. You are bad liberal! Bad!

C'mon people, have you thought that this is Seth McFarland's performance persona? He might not be this sexist monster you are painting him to be.
Thing is -- he's not sexist. He's a great Dem -- and gay rights supporter. He also has a wing at the library of Congress. I swear there are many things to be outraged at, like trans-vaginal probes, or pay equality -- this is just ridiculous.



Bingo!

Cool your jets people. Separate the performance from the person. How hard is that really.

Comment by TriSec on 02/25/2013 17:45:38
Entire F-35 fleet grounded.

I believe I may have been the outlier here when the backup engine program for this jet was cancelled. But there's a reason for that; it's personal.


“On Feb. 19, 2013, a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on a low pressure turbine blade of an F135 engine installed in a [conventional takeoff] test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif,” wrote Kyra Hawn, Joint Program Office (JPO) spokeswoman, in a statement.


Brother TriSec builds this exact part on the line at GE Riverworks. I'd wager that they wouldn't have the same issue with any parts made there.

But the whole thing was shut down as part of a cost-saving measure, and the government, who owns the engine, would not allow GE to self-fund the project to continue.


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 19:26:36
Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 19:38:22
F-35s and horse meat killed the blog??


Comment by livingonli on 02/25/2013 19:48:14
Quote by Mondobubba:
F-35s and horse meat killed the blog??

Pretty much.

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 20:16:01
I thought the Oscars were funny. Randi thought they were stupid. Oh well.

Comment by livingonli on 02/25/2013 20:20:31
Quote by Raine:
I thought the Oscars were funny. Randi thought they were stupid. Oh well.

But it sounds like she don't like cartoons in general which as an adult who still watches them takes exception to. I didn't watch the Oscars because I was at work last night so I've just been reading the summaries.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 20:36:13
Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 20:48:52
Randi and this fellow are hysterical!

Comment by wickedpam on 02/25/2013 20:56:13
Quote by Raine:
Randi and this fellow are hysterical!


love it when she gets gossipy


Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 21:29:32
If women are going to serve in combat alongside our male brethren, perhaps it is time to get rid if the Selective service altogether. We have Social Security records, why the need for a Selective Service registration? LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR END TO DRAFT REGISTRATION IN US



Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 21:35:39
Quote by Raine:
If women are going to serve in combat alongside our male brethren, perhaps it is time to get rid if the Selective service altogether. We have Social Security records, why the need for a Selective Service registration? LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR END TO DRAFT REGISTRATION IN US




It is a absurd Cold War war hold over that we really don't need.

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 21:57:19
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
If women are going to serve in combat alongside our male brethren, perhaps it is time to get rid if the Selective service altogether. We have Social Security records, why the need for a Selective Service registration? LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR END TO DRAFT REGISTRATION IN US




It is a absurd Cold War war hold over that we really don't need.
That's what I'm thinking. IF we need a draft (god forbid) why not use Social security records? Everyone has a SS # --

I think this is something that the Gummint could save a few bucks on. Phase the workers out as they retire or let them transfer.

SEE?? This libural just found a way to save money over the long term!


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 22:05:29
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
If women are going to serve in combat alongside our male brethren, perhaps it is time to get rid if the Selective service altogether. We have Social Security records, why the need for a Selective Service registration? LAWMAKERS PUSH FOR END TO DRAFT REGISTRATION IN US




It is a absurd Cold War war hold over that we really don't need.
That's what I'm thinking. IF we need a draft (god forbid) why not use Social security records? Everyone has a SS # --

I think this is something that the Gummint could save a few bucks on. Phase the workers out as they retire or let them transfer.

SEE?? This libural just found a way to save money over the long term!



Good on ya!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 22:13:05
The Ace Rothstein of jihad! (this helps if you have seen "Casino")

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 22:18:11
Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 22:40:42
I decided to watch some TV. Came in the middle of *Nixon* -- What a wretched overwrought film this is. Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen are great but WTF is this ish?

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 22:41:47
Quote by Mondobubba:
Joan Walsh got Seth's act!

What? WOW!

She did? Off to read!

Comment by Raine on 02/25/2013 22:54:16
Comment by Mondobubba on 02/25/2013 22:58:42
Quote by Raine:
I decided to watch some TV. Came in the middle of *Nixon* -- What a wretched overwrought film this is. Anthony Hopkins and Joan Allen are great but WTF is this ish?



Hopkins is brilliant with Nixon's physical awkwardness. There is a touch too much of Stone's cinema art. Otherwise I dig the flick.

Comment by clintster on 02/26/2013 04:41:01


96. Wow! I didn't realize he was a) still alive and that advanced in age.