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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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TGIF, GN!

It may be ’cause teh coffee hasn’t kicked-in yet, but this made me smile:

Tumbrels, offal-throwing citizens, heads on pikes.

Yep. Their oath to the Constitution needs to be more rigorously enforced.

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I see that Boehner has once again confirmed what an utter scumbag he is. Do he and Trump share “orange privilege”?

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Kinda wish this election cycle were already over so I could get a sense of which particular doom we’re headed for. 🙂

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

Teh Older and I encountered the Trump motorcade just before his rally last night. Fortunately we were far enough away from the event site that the traffic impact was minimal.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Paddy!

Glad La Prima Donald’s local appearance didn’t have much effect on your evening.

(Wish the same thing could be said about our country.)

Saw the other day that a whole bunch of celebrities claim they’ll move to Canada if he gets elected. Quite a few of them also made that claim re Bush in 2000 and yet stayed put…despite my earnest offer to help them pack. (Me being a giver and all.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Yeah, most said that Bush didn’t win in 2000, so they didn’t have to move. Even though I’d love to see that pack of celebrities move to Canada, I think the price is just too high.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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With so much TV and film production being done up there (and subsidized by Canadian taxpayers), you’d think a few would have relocated by now.

Here’s some NSFW (language) video from Costa Mesa last night:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Glad I stayed out of that area last night.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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If it were up to me, the estates of road-blocking protesters would be responsible for their damage to people’s cars. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Yeah, but how much repair work can you get done with a handful of Mexican flags, Che t-shirts, and a couple of stolen Social Security numbers?

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

So, speaking of repair work, I was working on the van and this happened:

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

Honest, my fingers are foreshortened in the picture. My hands are bigger than The Donald’s. Honest. They’re yuuuuuuge! Really.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago
Reply to  joeschmo1of3

No, but I was putting on a serpentine belt -- engine NOT running.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
5 years ago

Please tell me that’s automatic transmission fluid covering your hand.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

Nope, just good ol’ A- and Vodka. Although I might be a quart low.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago
Reply to  joeschmo1of3

There is no after!

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

Wednesday I had my car inspected. I’ve always tipped Adam, the inspector, $10 for emissions and $20 for mechanical (’cause the State limits mechanicals to $18). Adam is always grateful. He heard a slight squeak from the belt and decided to do me a favor by spraying WD-40 on it. It immediately popped off as that model is wont to do. He couldn’t get it back on so I said I would drive it back home and put it on and return because he couldn’t finish the inspection without it! It’s a real treat driving a car without power steering, brakes and getting it home fast without a water pump.

I have two special tools just for the belt but it still requires the personal “touch”.

Getting the belt on means reaching down in a very narrow space with lots of sharp metal protrusions. I knew I was cutting my hand but I didn’t know how much until I felt the blood running down my fingers. I finished the job, wrapped my hand in a paper towel and went back for the final inspection. Adam was beside himself but I still tipped him a $20.

Machinist
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5 years ago

The red stuff belongs inside the skin!

Please be careful, Sir. Glad it was not worse but it looks bad enough. We old farts don’t heal as well as we used to.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

The red stuff belongs inside the skin!

Now you tell me!

Hey Mac, I do hope you and Elena are recovering well. No b/s, are you doing OK?

Machinist
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5 years ago
Reply to  Jerry Atrick

Doing OK, thank you. It was hard trying to care for Elena but she is doing better now and it takes a load off. Between us we are setting up a lot of upcoming appointments but at least things will get done. I see a GP on the 12th and an eye doctor on the 3rd. The rest of the week will be Elena’s PT. We did find places that are close so that is good.

I have been using Elena’s care as it is an automatic and it is easier for her to get in and out of. I drove my truck for the first time today. It was good to find I could drive it without a problem.

Had a bit of concern last night as my blood reading was high after dinner. It was 247 on the two hour after dinner reading and 259 an hour later. I have not had readings that high since the first day in Emergency so I didn’t know if I should take more insulin. It fell off over the next few hours so it was OK but I guess it will be good to talk to a Doctor about these things. I have not really had one for a long time.

Jerry Atrick
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5 years ago

We old farts don’t heal as well as we used to.

What’chu talkin’ about, Willis?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

New avatar: Th Red Hand of Jerry.

Sheesh, I hope the bleeding has stopped by now.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

On the plus side, you got the belt back on and that’s what counts. On the minus side, I’ve never heard of WD40 being sprayed on belts--seems self-defeating.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
5 years ago

Mrs Sven was reading the official CA primary ballot thingie last night and laughing hysterically over the Senate candidates statements, which they write themselves. Here’s a sample of who is running for the U.S. Senate in our great state:

Ling Ling Shi | NO PARTY PREFERENCE
Run for God’s Heart and America’s Freedom, challenge 10 giant chaos in economy and economy-related sectors.

Massie Munroe | DEMOCRATIC
My candidacy represents the United States Constitution, the only contract between the people of America and America’s government “Of the people, By the people, For the people” to be restored and strengthened in America and extended to the UN as a contract between all people of our world through US leadership and diplomacy…My campaign represents ending international bankers’ rule and their financial exploitation of nations; reestablishing people’s rule by creating a Citizen’s Bank to serve as America’s central bank; ending mind control slavery; ending non-consensual human experimentation; ending hunger, homelessness and violence; protecting earth, water, air, forests, oceans and animals; practicing Christ consciousness and implementing constitutional justice under the leadership of the US/UN.

President Cristina Grappo | DEMOCRATIC
My education & expertise merits this prolific occupation in order to represent California, as United Senator. I hold a Democratic Party platform with key issues for gun control, human trafficking, balancing the national deficit, and foreign policy initiatives. I am mainstream Facebook in social media! My core values drive America!

Mike Beitiks | NO PARTY PREFERENCE
My platform is narrow. It’s more of a single board, really. Federal legislators are doing nothing to protect us from the threat of climate change. I will not do nothing. I swear on the graves of future Californians that I will not sacrifice our actual climate to our political climate.

Machinist
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5 years ago

Sven,

O.M.G.