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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Snitch site

 Well, a week of workdays will begin today.  The thought of calling off is strong... however, policy stipulates the loss of holiday pay if you call off on your next scheduled work day after.  That's a bit of a bite.  This is one of the last holidays I will be paid for 48 hours and only work 40.  After Black Friday, full-timers will be scheduled 32 hours + 8 holiday to get them to 40 hours.  In a little over a month, all of these hours will come to an end.  I can't wait.

My new keyboard arrived yesterday.  Not only is it wireless, it has a rechargeable battery.  It'll be interesting to find out how long the charge lasts for me since I'm not constantly writing.  I did have to set it up, which was one of the many labors I accomplished on Labor Day.  That, many loads of laundry, as well as setting up an Echo +.  That's right, Alexa has entered my house.  Does this mean the silence, other than barking dogs, present in my house will disappear?  Who knows.  Change is good.

I've learned all sorts of things while researching The Body in Repose.  One of the most startling has to do with the music of New Orleans.  Everybody thinks Jazz.  However, in the French Quarter, while there are a few bars that play jazz, most play classic rock.  This has to do with the tourists, many of whom, not familiar with jazz prefer to listen to something recognizable.

On Sunday, I did get together with my sister and brother at his farm.  These little gatherings are fun since we all remember things differently.  For those interested, here we are.


I saw where that whistleblower snitch site in Texas was taken down... again.  This is what happens when a group of zealots write a piece of fascist legislation that seems to have been taken straight from the playbook used by a group of Germans in the mid 1930's.  Anonymous tips were welcome when it came to reporting not only Jews, but those who might be sheltering them.  And so the snitch site is down again.  We have rights to privacy in this country, thank you American Constitution.  This legislation is an attempt to rip those rights away.  They want you to secretly point a finger, and are encouraging spineless cowards to blame others.  This is so horrifically un-American.


15 comments:

  1. Yay for family gatherings!
    I like your brother's shirt.
    And I read GoDaddy kicked the zealots out. Heh. The nerve of the bigots. So un-American.

    XOXO

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    1. It wasn't just GoDaddy, Epik, whom they turned to next rejected them, too.

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  2. I didn't feel like coming into the office today either. I think four days off makes me lazy.

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    1. I think that I'm suffering from 'short-timer's' syndrome.

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  3. Fucking whistleblower website. Now we're turning citizens against each other. Thanks Texas.

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  4. Somehow I thought the fascism would abate after the Orange Anus left DC. But I forgot about Texass.

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    1. It took a serious hit, but as long as the anus keeps farting, his base is gonna be sucking up his hot air.

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  5. Your handsome Dave! I am getting some Daddy vibes. You go boy!

    And Im with you on the music of the French Quarter. One my visit some years ago, we heard far more classic rock then jazz. Who knew? And I didn't meet one vampire.

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    1. I know right? He's rocking that mustache. To tell you the truth, I would not mind being introduced to his brother, either...

      XOXO

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    2. You are too funny Mads.

      And since the music is now Classic Rock, I had no problem locating the Amon-Ra nightclub in the heart of the French Quarter.

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  6. Hope the workweek goes well and there's a light at the end of the tunnel after Black Friday. And yay for the family gatherings. I need to visit my brother soon. I haven't seen him in more than 2 years now. Take care.

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    1. My light's going to start shining October 10. And we only get together every couple of months, but we have fun when we do.

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  7. Yes the Texas Taliban and Vanilla Isis new Law is very reminiscent of Nazi Germany, the parallels in fact are disturbing.

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    1. Enforcing their new laws will be difficult.

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