general (green spiral)

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Sen. Feinstein draws criticism after hugging Sen. Graham

WHAT THE ACTUAL. And even besides the whole "um... you have got a pretty outdated picture of the dignity of the Senate or some such blah blah blah in your head, haven't you, lady?" and "Lindsey Graham does not deserve kudos for this" things, why in the chicken-fried hell would you get in close physical contact like that in a pandemic?!

Of course, DiFi was just re-elected in 2018 so she's not up again until 2024, at which point she'd be 93 -- not that it stopped Strom Thurmond, behind whom she'd become #2 oldest if elected again (she would be about 93 and 7 months when she took office), or Chuck Grassley for that matter (he's only about 3 months younger than Feinstein). This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2753972.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
angry (rahnee)

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Not that I approve of extremely swift confirmations of controversial selections for Supreme Court, but my stomach would really like this all to be over quickly so that I can stop actually missing meals because my mother, who usually has been wont to go have a lie-down in the afternoon that gives me a window to grab lunch (even if it doesn't evenly split my workday in half as I would prefer), has decided to park it out in the kitchen all afternoon (plus her usual evenings) to watch the hearings and the associated Fox News commentary. And for some reason within the past couple of months she has started doing this around 10-11 in the morning, as well, which is when I had previously been getting breakfast, so now that's often late enough it's pretty much early lunch. (She usually goes to bed early enough we don't conflict over dinner, but I do occasionally have to wait her out on that too.)

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frustrated (space ghost)

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*sigh* Smoke from fires in the general region has the local AQI numbers not terrible, but high enough that we don't want to open the windows for cooling. Net result, given heat put out by two live bodies, two computers, and three monitors, we are running the room air conditioner to keep it down in the mid-70s in here when it is only 58 degrees outside. Pfeh. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2753117.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
scared (flounder aaa)

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The Virgo in me (which is all of me, lbr) is annoyed that the imprecise use of "mega" to mean "very big" now has us calling the million-acre Mendocino fire complex a "gigafire" because we had to go up a level to express the change in order of magnitude. I am not seriously proposing starting to use "kilofire", but this would be a gigafire - 1 billion out of the approximately 1.9 billion acres of the continental U.S.:



(Granted there's probably a lot of the desert southwest that would be an effective firebreak through lack of vegetation, but that would have been too much research and guesswork. I constrained to the borders with Canada and Mexico because of course antifa people aren't setting fires in Canada and Mexico has that lovely wall to protect them, right?) This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2752347.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
general (green spiral)

Death Guild Saturday!

I was today years old when I learned Death Guild was doing shows on Twitch on first Saturdays. Hmm... will this killer-app me into a Twitch account so I can pitch some money their way? (and how long has it been since I've been to DG? at least ten, maybe 15 years...) This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2752253.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
general (green spiral)

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Sooo... howzabout all those people who have come down with comeuppance, eh?

eta: Man, this is turning into some kind of Saturday Friday Night Massacre. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2751864.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
humor sarcasm (wiseass)

Some intertwined thoughts

1. Stress-eating isn't good.
2. If you're going to stress-eat, there are much worse foods to do it with than rye crackers and homemade hummus.
3. Oh no, I made my own hummus like what kind of hipster--
4. Dang, this has too much garlic. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2751616.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.
frustrated (space ghost)

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Ugh. I knew the Youtube "made for kids / not made for kids" thing was basically a shitshow, but the annoyance I encountered today? You can't add such videos to a playlist. (I guess because that is "data collection"...?) And because "Watch Later" is a specialized playlist, it means you can't add them to "Watch Later". I repeat, ugh. This entry was crossposted from https://arethinn.dreamwidth.org/2751432.html, where there are comment count unavailable comments. Please visit that link to leave a comment. If you don't have a Dreamwidth account, you can use your LiveJournal account with OpenID.