Wake Up

Background music that came to mind as I barfed out a title. Wow the guitar arrangements on that are incredible. Things you miss when you listen with kinda shitty audio.

One of my doctors does video appointments wearing EarPods. There’s background noises I notice that the buds filter out, but are captured by the compute mic that goes along with the video.

I don’t know how I’d operate. I do multitask with audio. I can pay attention to more than one sound source at once. I don’t know. I’m just so accustomed to really training my focus on things like lyrics.

Years of driving around in a soft top Jeep with only 4×6 dash speakers will do that to you.

What sort of sound would Rat have been cranking in his sister’s ride?

(Random aside: I recommend Video Killed The Radio Star for resting earphones/speakers…)


I also seem to have lost a bunch of my comments. Not that I get many anymore, but…

Back to what I was talking about

I did get notice of my absence somewhere. I could say that I appreciate it, but whatever. Things get weird, and I GTFO. It’s how I operate.

But I guess me leaving on my own accord is better than getting bounced because you don’t perfectly fit a particular line of thinking.

The stories about the Randroids’ slavish adherence is fascinating.

I have agreed with him on many of his economic take. I disagree with him on the NeoHippie take about NATO expansion.

But he’s cancelled because he doesn’t take kindly to what Hamas did to Israel.

Um. Okay. Whatever. You’ve found your way back to the small part of my attention that you so well occupied for about fifteen years.


And I seem to have lost a bunch of my comments. Hmph.

Get It Over With

I’m planning out this summer’s travel. I always am tempted, and maybe this is a remanent of being very poor, but, I have to remind myself that I need to run the quick math on what I’m trying to do, how long it’s going to take me to save money, and how much I could save. If I would charge a hundred bucks for something that’ s going to take me four hours, it’s not worth it.

Just pay the extra and move on. Maybe I forego dessert a few nights. I probably should do that, anyway.

So, flight was booked last weekend. Casino hotel room booked. Let’s go.


Otherwise, with the NFL being off, I’m really catching up on a lot of entertainment.

On in the background. I did watch the Tom Brady roast. There were a few jokes that might have gone a bit too far….BUT…that’s how it’s supposed to work.

He did get in a 9/11 joke at Drew Bledsoe’s expense.

But it’s been more than twenty years. You call tell jokes about that now.

And, as is so often the case, I’m getting distracted.

Hm. I should email $person. Hm. Maybe if I got back on the schedule of writing over the summer again.

Nope. I’m not supposed to do it.

On Top Of The Issues That Matter

Still fumbling around today with the cost of the President’s student loan forgiveness.

The NeoHippie contingent really, truly believe that the spending is there to because of American Imperialism, and the dangerous MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX that Eisenhower warned about.

I graduated college in 2002. I think my per-semester cost, even at its highest point, was something like $3000/semester.

I worked through college, and took out loans to allow my parents to shove more money into their retirement accounts.

My wife went to school via the Virginia Community College system. We did take out a loan for something like two semesters, as I was making basically no money. We repaid that quickly after she was working, and I once again started earning more than a pittance.

But, back to the story. ALL of the almost twenty years of military operations in Afghanistan cost about twice what Biden is doing with a pen stroke.

But, see, like, we’ve got this convicted pedophile who’s gonna learn the world that everything bad that’s happened since 1945 is because of something the US did.

Whatever.

There’s nobody who has an answer.

There was a projected budget surplus in 2001. How much more are governments spending today than they were in 2001?

It’s not the WAR MACHINE.

It’s your college professors. It’s all the blessed infrastructure that’s been built.

Interest rates have been held artificially-low since about 1993.

Tax revenues don’t even sniff spending levels.

But have you seen the price of real estate, and equities?

Because It’s What I Do

I’m listening to a Soho Forum debate. One of the participants is one of the many I’ve kind of turned off.

It’s a good talk. I wonder if I was slightly biased against one side because of my distaste for one of the debaters.

I should just move my focus away from other things that bother me.

I’m really bad about doing that.

Suspicions Confirmed

Um

Well, if they endorse him, and he accepts it, I’ll definitely be voting for someone else.

Um

Just nothing worthwhile there. First potential prom date decided to go with someone else (RFK Jr.), so see if you can get the most well-known kid on campus ask.

Trying to figure out how “The Party of Principle” zOMGANTIWAR!!1!RON PAUL people could ever be okay with the guy who was behind the Abraham Accords, and killed Solemani.

There’s just nothing there. Nothing.

So turn it off. David Bergland’s quiz was awesome. Campaigning for Harry Browne in college was important. How many of them have read How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World?

Jersey Dave Smith points to the 9/12/2001 essay by Browne as one of his starts into Libertarianism. It’s what prompted me to divert my attention around 2002. The US was absolutely right to respond to 9/11. And to the USS Cole, which so many people seem to forget.

Just nothing worth supporting. No intellectual arguments at this point, even.

Oh well.