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Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Blackout Week continues

First my blog goes out. Then Cousin Jim's cable dies. Then Joe Lieberman's site goes down. Then Sarah at Pinktalk loses her DSL.

And now... Pril's site is suspended!

Astrologers out there, what in blazes is going on here???

Comments (1)

the democrat party is drinking the Kool aid jack. it's what we've been predicting for some time.

Posted by: lars at August 9, 2006 06:56 AM

it was a full moon last night and the beginning of August is always shooting star territory.

it could be the aliens finally showing themselves.

Posted by: dieselboi at August 9, 2006 07:07 AM

Susan Miller's Astrology Zone says:

"Yet I did say things would be up and down, and one of the hardest days of the month, possibly of the whole year, will come on August 7, when Saturn conjoins the Sun. If ever you are going to have little doubts or fears, or be hit with an obstacle or two, it's then. Remember an obstacle only thickens the plot - it's not fatal!"

But wait, it gets better:

"Now let's turn to an explosive opposition involving Mars to Uranus within the general time frame of the full moon, on August 13. This aspect has a wide circle of influence, so we need to plus or minus one week.

This will likely upset the generally cool atmosphere of the office, with coworkers snipping at one another and generally being out of sorts. Since this inflammatory, forceful aspect will occur just after the full moon, it suggests that everyone's nerves will be a bit raw, and therefore people will be more easily provoked. If you generally hold the standards high, you might want to quietly fix errors yourself rather than be too critical. If you need those workers, with the hot atmosphere at mid-month, you might be dismayed to see them up and quit.

You will see Mars and Uranus create tense situations in the news, too. Watch in the days surrounding August 13, and you will see the true meaning of conflict played out. All kinds of resentments will come to the surface, the problem being that both Mars AND Uranus are impulsive, bold planets, creating rash movements, both physically and emotionally."

Posted by: P&S at August 9, 2006 07:09 AM

FYI, Jack, you might check with Lars on the veracity of that comment above. We've had someone claiming to be Lars Larson over at BlueOregon - and Lars told me that he doesn't submit comments to blogs.

Posted by: Kari Chisholm at August 9, 2006 07:18 AM


And we are believing everything Lars says now...?


Posted by: Jesse Cornett at August 9, 2006 07:25 AM

Must be that "vast, right wing conspiracy"

Posted by: Jon at August 9, 2006 07:48 AM

Jesse Cornett: Kari,
And we are believing everything Lars says now...?
JK: There is a big difference between disagreeing with someone’s politics and thinking they are lying.

Do you really think Lars lies as opposed to looking at the same facts from a different background?


Posted by: jim karlock at August 9, 2006 08:08 AM

"We've had someone claiming to be Lars Larson over at BlueOregon - and Lars told me that he doesn't submit comments to blogs."

An ersatz lars running amok on the internet. It is the beginning of the end.

Posted by: tom at August 9, 2006 08:38 AM

"[T]he problem being that both Mars AND Uranus are impulsive, bold planets, creating rash movements, both physically and emotionally."

Uh, you get rash movements from Uranus?

That'd make me cranky, too.

(yeah, yeah... groan.....)

Posted by: David Wright at August 9, 2006 09:20 AM

Speaking of Lars: I was driving in downtown PDX a couple months ago, and nearly hit two scruffy bike messengers, who darted out in front of my Prius. I looked over, and who was standing on the sidewalk shaking his head but Lars Larson. I thought it must have been the ultimate dilemma for him--two (no doubt lefty) bike messengers almost hit by a tree-hugging Prius driver. Who does he root for in that scenario?

Posted by: Dave J. at August 9, 2006 09:41 AM

Joe's site went down because he tried to host a campaign site on a $15/mo hosting account. Yet more indications that the right person won the primary...

Let's hope the new IndyJoe keeps making bad decisions. He's had his chance, time for a real Dem to take over.

Posted by: gene at August 9, 2006 09:47 AM

Yeah, a zillionaire from a cable company. He'll be a big help on the estate tax and net neutrality, I'm sure. Not.

Posted by: Jack Bog at August 9, 2006 10:13 AM

Estate tax?! Yeah lets take even more money out of our government, not like we are running a deficit. This administration has printed more funny money than ALL past presidents combined. Might as well throw a few hundred more billion on that pile and grease the wheels of dynastic wealth for 1000 or so of the richest families in America.

And if you do a little googling you'll find that his position on Net Neutrality is on the side of the people, not the network providers.

Posted by: gene at August 9, 2006 11:49 AM

And my bad if I assumed you were on the wrong side of the estate tax debate...

Posted by: gene at August 9, 2006 12:05 PM

It's funny... the Right claims the Left are composed of rich elitists, and the Left claim (more accurately) that the Right is propped up by a rich few. Lamont may be a millionaire, but that doesn't mean he doesn't or won't fight for the working class. And there's no way he's gonna fight to repeal the estate tax.

Besides, the nature of Senate races practically requires a candidate to be made of money. The fact that an 18-year incumbent was defeated in a primary is HUGE, considering the war chest Joe built from worried lobbyists wanting to protect their boy.

Just watch the pundits and Beltway careerists spin this one...

Posted by: TKrueg at August 9, 2006 01:55 PM

Yup, Joe lost an election battle, but the DC consultants lost the war.

Posted by: gene at August 9, 2006 02:16 PM

Again, TK divines the truth from KFC entrails.

The operative distinction is the usual; convenient, and totally arbitrary assumptions: the "Left"'s characterizations of the "Right" are "more accurate", Democrat millionaires are more likely to "...fight for the working class.", and "...there's no way he's gonna fight to repeal the estate tax.".

Funny how relativity pops up in the strangest places; my (multi-multi) millionaire is better than yours....

...'cause he agrees with me!

Gimme a break!

Posted by: rickyragg at August 9, 2006 04:55 PM


Not that I like it, but the state of national politics seems to dictate that only the rich may run for office, especially for the Senate. If you think otherwise, you're not paying attention. It doesn't happen.

If a millionaire Senator supports legislation that raises the minimum wage, fights for health care reform, shuns lobbyists' influence (and ensures clean money campaigns), all while protecting the estate tax... THAT SENATOR IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT A REPUBLICAN. Millionaires in the GOP are Republican because they're working in the best interest of industry, tearing down every regulation and check/balance we have.

You've been duped, dude. This isn't some new news to most people, but apparently you've been living under a rock.

Posted by: TKrueg at August 9, 2006 07:57 PM

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