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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Happy Superpositioned Caturday-and-Not-Caturday, GN!

Packed, double-checked (almost forgot my Dopp kit); just need to top-off tablet and phone and then pack chargers and meds in my carry-on. Supposed to arrive at BUR 5:05 p.m local time.

Sound up:

Will probably do a drive-by after getting ensconced at Casa Jim’s.

X_LA_Native
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11 months ago

Yes, traveling mercies, Fatwa!

Other than that, I got nuthin’. Had to run to the store and then bag ice at the fire station, and it. is. just. gross out there.
Blech.

Other than that, Good Morning/Afternoon!

BBL.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

Happy Dancing Pupper Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Mac, and TeX!

Fatwa -- safe travels. Be sure to wink at the TSA agent when he feels you up.

TeX -- did you have to restrain yourself from laying on the ice?

X_LA_Native
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11 months ago

I hadn’t even thought of that as an option until just his second …
But I always turn the A/C down a little when I’m there. 😉

X_LA_Native
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11 months ago
Reply to  Machinist

Honestly, I’m surprised no one’s done that yet.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

I learned yesterday that the Dems who control California have added more anti-charter school legislation to the budget reconciliation bill. Both the Assembly and State Senate have similar bills that would freeze the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) for non-classroom based schools at the level they were at on February 29, 2020. As schools are funded based on ADA, this means that non-classroom based schools would not be paid for any students they enrolled after February 29, 2020. My school saw a 5% increase in enrollment following the state-wide school shutdowns and are anticipating a 27% enrollment increase for the 20-21 school year. That much of a jump in enrollment means an increase in staffing and costs (computers and wifi hotspots for the students, curriculum costs, etc.) that the state will refuse to fund, even though we are a public school.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago
Reply to  Machinist

The idea is to destroy public charter schools, which operate at lower costs, achieve better results, and often aren’t unionized. So both A and B in your question are probably in play.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Reply to  Machinist

I’m starting to lean more in the black pilled direction on these issues, I’m afraid.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

CA is boned to the hilt, but I think it needs to collapse before change happens.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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I’m both here and and not here also.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Sheesh. That can get confusing.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Safe travels, Fatwa -- good morning, Mac -- hope you Mrs. Mac are doing well and recovering from injuries and surgeries. Hello, Tex, Paddy, and Dv8!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago
Reply to  Machinist

I’m a bit frustrated with it, Mac. In addition to the prescription drops, I started taking some nutritional supplements and bought a humidifier for sleeping. If it was only pain that lasted for an hour, I think I could deal with that, but it’s the blurry vision that lasts for a day or more afterwards that is making life difficult. Yesterday, I slouched through work as I really couldn’t see that well.

Been reading up on things again and Mrs Sven thinks I might have something called Sjogren’s syndrome. It’s an auto-immune disease and I have the symptoms. I’ll make an appointment with my regular doctor next month and talk to him about it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

The chattering class has spent the past week writing Trump’s obituary. I guess we’ll see how that works out in a few months. In the meantime, there’s an effort to recall Gov. Newsom. Nice website. I’ll go out locally Monday afternoon and sign it.

https://recallgavin2020.com/

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Just got back from a long shopping trip. Went to the next town over and bought stuff:

Drinking glasses, a chamois, Stuff from Sally’s, A new shower head.

and made inquiries about other stuff:

I want a fountain!

I want two fountains!!

and a grill out back…

I also want a subwoofer in my Kia and maybe some tweeters in the available tweeter spots in front.

And I have a pipe dream of installing a modern console/backup cam in my 99 Deville.

I want I want I want………

I also want to find out if we have a gas line out back though, because I’d rather not have to buy propane tanks.

Natural gas is much hotter than propane anyway.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

Propane burns at 3596°F
Natural gas burns at 3542°F

However, natural gas is much cheaper and more convenient if you already have a gas line where you need it.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Yeah, that was what I was thinking.

Funny, I just assumed propane was not as hot because my old propane grill had a burner on the side and it used to take for EVER to boil a pot of water. So… not sure what was going on there.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

The difference between theory and practice is greater in practice than in theory.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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