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I Ain't 'Fraid of No Fish.... - Blather. Rants. Repeat.
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I Ain't 'Fraid of No Fish....

Picked up the 2016 Ghostbusters DVD this afternoon, and we got through about half of it.  Given recent technological events, it came as no surprise when, less than an hour in, the lid of the fish tank fell in to the water- and then when, a good ten minutes after that, I noticed that the DVR remote was floating in the soup tank, as well.

At least it wasn't my new phone.

It seems to have dried out, and with a fresh pair of AAs, appears to be working again.

We spent a lot of time today trying to get Windows updates onto Eleanor's computer. I was sure it was on Windows 8.1 (version 10 didn't play well with it when it first came out and it had to be rolled back), but it says it's just plain 8.  We tried an outside app to get the 100-plus missing updates onto it (one of which, supposedly, is the 8.1 upgrade), but it's still sitting at the dining room table spinning its wheels. Disks. Whatever.


I'm becoming more and more convinced that this election season in general, and Drumpf's rantings in particular, are a leading contributor to my BP being out of whack.  Not a day can go by without multiple reports indicating that he is the worst potential world leader being considered for office in my lifetime- and that includes a decade of Southern segregationists, assorted banana-republic dictators, and several people named Bush.

This also occurred to me the other day:  I made me a list of Presidential-political downfalls within my lifetime:

1968- George Romney, father of Mittens, is a leading contender for the GOP nomination and is immediately shunned and abandoned for using one word- "brainwashing"- in an unscripted interview.

1972- Thomas Eagleton, McGovern's running mate, is dropped like a hot potato from the ticket after the revelation that he had been treated for mental illness.

1972-80: Ted Kennedy, successor to his family's legacy and the best-known and most charismatic candidate the Democrats ever had since his brothers, consistently fails to gain the nomination on account of a single (admittedly horrible) accident in his past.

1984: Gary Hart, a leading contender to take on Reagan at his midpoint, is drummed out of the race over allegations of sexual indiscretions on a motherfucking boat.

2004: Howard Dean, a leading contender to take on Dubya at HIS midpoint, gives a speech which is quickly derided as "I Have a Scream," drops like a stone through the ensuing primaries and is never heard from again.

The common thread? All of these acts and events and statements were deemed to render these candidates unsuitable for the Presidential ticket. Yet now we have a candidate who can say (and has said) far worse things, been accused of far worse things, and promises to do far worse things- and nobody gives a shit.

Today, alone, brought further word of planned insurrections on and after Election Day if the Trumpernutters suspect "it's rigged"- Drumpf himself threatening to challenge voters if he thinks they're not white acceptable enough. Also, the FBI arrested three Christian extremist terrorists in Kansas who were plotting a McVeigh-style murder of Somali Muslims. One of the three was a confirmed ardent Drumpf supporter.

Pass the Lisinopril.

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thanatos_kalos From: thanatos_kalos Date: October 16th, 2016 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I read an article (which i now can't find, dammit) where several therapists have seen an increase in their patients' anxiety thanks to Drumpf. So it's not just you.
greenquotebook From: greenquotebook Date: October 16th, 2016 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oy! You've had a bad run of tech disasters. How did the DVR remote end up in the fishtank? Do you have a vindictive house elf?
tilia_tomentosa From: tilia_tomentosa Date: October 17th, 2016 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
One unsuspected benefit of translating medical articles is that I know what Lisinopril is. lol


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