February 10th, 2010


rare and pleasant surprises

My SunTrust online banking had been acting weird the last couple of days - for some reason, the balance in my checking account had been increasing, but I couldn't get at the detail to see why. Called in to their customer service, which flipped a switch/hit the right keys/waved a dead rodent and not only made the missing detail appear but also made my new savings account appear. Booyah! It looks like H&R Block expedited the payment for the January kickoff meeting, and the Commonwealth paid me about $70 for being partially employed. Which reminds me, I need to fire off some resumes and apply to the Feds so I can salvage something from the VEC for this miserable weather-afflicted week. God knows with the office being randomly closed due to the weather, I won't be getting much for this week's work from H&R Block.

Leg drainage continues apace, and the nurse from VA advice line says it's going the way it should be. Basically, as long as the pus remains laudable, the infection doesn't spread, and I don't suddenly spike a fever, it's all good. So I suppose in a way I should be grateful for the lack of work, since it gives me time to rest up and heal faster. It's my theory and I'm sticking to it, though tbqh I'd rather be working.

I suspect that even with all the blowing and drifting and additional snow today, I'll be back at work tomorrow; quite possibly Friday and Saturday as well, which will screw up any notions I may have had of dropping by Katsucon for even a day. onsenmark is understandably pissed at the effect the weather is having on his travel plans, and I have to wonder whether I'll be able to get him from the bus station downtown to National Harbor. Have to play it as it lays, I guess.

memo for record

The next time somebody sneers that conservative pundits were slavish worshippers of W and his policies, please point them to this post by Michelle Malkin, and especially the concluding quote:

No, I don’t miss having a corporate socialist Republican in the White House any more than I like having a corporate socialist Democrat in the White House now.

A few minutes' work with Google will find similar comments by Hannity. Limbaugh, Levin, and others in that group. Remember, with the exception of Hugh Hewitt, there's a reason these folks all describe themselves as "conservative" and not "Republican". There is a difference, though of late there's less difference than there used to be.
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You're living larger than Henry VIII. Respect the TP. (Maggie's Farm)

Why does anyone pay attention to either one of these idiots? To quote the Blogfather, "Really, this is exceptionally stupid even by The View’s Joy Behar’s admittedly low standards." (The Other McCain)

#snOMG. (Dan Riehl) Related: Megan McArdle blogs the "Snowpocalypse" and wonders why nobody is suggesting that upstate NY polities rent out their equipment and staff to help Maryland, DC & Virginia get plowed out? Less seriously, Mary Katherine Ham posts an honest weather map. (Moe Lane)

Strange, the media were pretty quick to find out who was backing the Swift Boat vets...why so little interest in theteapartyisover.org? Maybe because it's a front for AFSCME and similar unions? (Contentions, via Professor Death)

I remember the days when Japan was going to just take over everything...and then their economy went into the crapper. Now everyone's talking about how China is going to eat our lunch. Well, not everyone. (Instapundit)

This kind of crap is why I don't read comics any more. Also, Chuck Todd of MSNBC claims reporters love teabaggers, er, the tea party movement! Clumsy lies like this are why your primetime shows are getting their asses kicked by Fox's 3 AM Red Eye show, Chuckie me lad. (Ace)