Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lead In ^$$#$, Flint Supposed To Be Silica Dioxide, Not Lead

[recorded segment begins with Hairy adjusting plankton sifter] You have not declared a stance on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

You mean that lead scare?

[brief neuralink burst]

[momentary stop] I just don't know what to say about that. I know human brains are fragile, and that heavy metals cause some pretty awful problems for them. [resumes twisting with wrench equivalent] I have no really useful input however.

Sympathy, empathy, or solutions?

I lived in the POTOMAC. Obviously I have nothing to worry about. I mean, maybe if it's so bad to drink water with lead in it, that would explain Congress' behavior of late. [seven tentacles imitate speech gestures commonly seen on news channels] They've been drinking local water?

Consumer information does not suggest so. Lead tolerance does suggest comfort with a sedentary lifestyle.

Well, chemistry's not my thing. But yeah. I don't really DO a whole lot of anything.

So you and Congress do have lead in your ^$$#$?

--Well that doesn't sound very nice. But I didn't promise to do anything except blog. And I'm doing that more than medbot says I should. Promises in general should be kept. Work in general should be done. A work ethic is important. What are the local businesses doing about it?

[brief neuralink burst]

[hard, five-eye blink] General Motors said WHAT?!

"Too corrosive for work floor"--?

I need a sample of that stuff. There's a few sunken engine parts that the local fauna are finding indigestible--[begins rummaging] Look, that's bad and all. Dock the pay of the elected officials until everyone has filters. Then start the work, right? How hard is that? Shelob? How would we hack into the right server to reverse engineer a similar contamination in microscopic, reversible amounts?

[continued adjusting and rummaging and accessing chemistry sites]

For your blog audience?

[all five pupils dilate] Ohhhh. Well, yeah. The public officials might need all of their income, not just their wages, garnished for medical assistance for the victims for life. That sounds fair.  There isn't much anyone can do right now, however.


Limbs with bones in them can't do multiple tasks at a time. For a while, everyone's going to keep pointing fingers at each other. No way they can get the work done till that's over. The 'blame game.' One of mankind's worst inventions. Autoblog on this, Shelob. This adjustment and that side project are going to take two tides worth of work. I have a responsibility to my neighbors. [locks wrench equivalent in place at optimum temporary setting, swims out of lair with chemistry set, neuralink booster, and netful of potentially important odds and ends]

Understood. [recorded segment ends, rapid edit, upload]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Boot Out Congress ASAP, Garland Or No Garland--America Deserves Better

[recorded segment begins during Hairy's neuralinking of yesterday's news articles]

So, what's this about Obama 'politicizing' his nomination of Garland?

The thinking is that their refusal to consider a nominee until the next president's election will harm them.
No, that doesn't make sense to me.

In other words, by continuing to refuse to cooperate, certain senators would 'look bad,' and their political career would suffer.
You mean to say, the fact that they aren't doing this small part of their ONE job, THEIR job, as Sen. Warren put it, when so many Americans have to work two jobs to make it? You mean to say that defunding unemployment and social service programs and grants out of spite by not doing their job so tens of thousands were hungrier wasn't enough? Do you mean that seven years of petty, spiteful action and deliberate, counter-productive inaction would be made more noticeable by this ONE THING?!

Those are prerequisites to believing in the accusation, yes.
Does anyone WANT to see any of Congress  re-elected? Besides maybe Sen. Warren and a handful of others? Why would anyone think that fighting a president this way would be a good thing?

Because of the events of 1979 in Iran. When Carter successfully improved treatment of the hostages by threatening the oil-producing nations. The gas prices went up, but treatment of the hostages improved out of their fear. Carter successfully got them to agree to release the hostages, but since they knew his term would be up soon, the hostage keepers made sure they reached America right after Reagan was elected. Many people still believe Iran was afraid of Reagan. Citizens of Iran successfully helped to ruin a good man's political career and helped to shape American politics.
[choking noises] No wonder Trump is getting votes. Everyone please support education. Your nation needs a lot of it. [slams lair door on exiting to swim]

[recorded segment ends]

Friday, March 11, 2016

'Way To Go' Warren Smacks Congress saying DO YOUR JOB

[recorded segment begins with unusual activity--Hairy watching a recent speech by Warren via neuralink]

[cheering, undulating, vague imitation of eleven-tentacled knockout blow against eleven different opponents] YEAH!

You appear energized without medical cause.

I'm gonna call her "Way To Go" Warren for a while. YES.

You speak of footage. [access achieved]

"DO YOUR JOB!" [near-hysterical laughter] Man! Only a few trips around the sun too late, but it needed to be said.

This is subject matter you declared relevant to Herr D.

Well, yeah! Herr D's case probably wasn't purely typical, but it stands to reason there would be a lot of people who suffered like him.

Unaware of personal relevance for Herr D.

What? You weren't snooping on that? Herr D lost his job. He was the last man standing in his department at work. He was a good employee for seven years. It took three people to stand in for him when he was out sick. There was an official reason to let him go, but no one believes that it was the real reason. Virginia declared him worthy of receiving unemployment. So he went to claim it, and along the way, Congress ran out on their jobs, defunding his unemployment like they kept claiming they'd do to Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.

Herr D did not have presidential resources to prevent such defunding.

He had to take a job that paid less than his unemployment to keep money coming in.

This would appear to be the most reasonable source of Herr D's disgust for Congress.

Yeah, why don't you blog on this? I'm gonna go email him--he's probably too exhausted to read it NOW what with his current job, but he'll get to it.

Suggestion approved. [recorded segment ends]

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Hairy Was More Correct Than The Experts Again: Herr D Is No "White House Interpreter," Trump Not OBST-inate Enough!

[Hairy is actively sucking plankton as recorded segment begins]

--Yeah, my brains DO still ache from re-entry. How many people, do you suppose, remember my prediction about Trump?

You mean your prediction about regurgitation on September 18th, last year? [neuralink reminder]

NO. [chokes] Well, that was memorable. [erratic gill spasms during nausea] But no. [momentary neuralink access] I'm talking about July 12th, 2015. [disconnects plankton siphon from tank]

You speak of "Trump Card Played On The GOP?" That was long ago, considering your fluctuating audience.

Yes. That was long ago. Everyone was still saying he'd be out any time now. Any time now. Any time now. Over and over and over again. [fakes a yawn while cleaning siphon]

You referenced the economic reality of landslide elections, ruination of a political party, Trump staying in the race, benefiting in business no matter what the outcome, and general disgust. Did you achieve psychic contact with him? You have achieved like results in the past.

Obviously, I couldn't have. I wasn't close enough. I tend to keep better company. [heaves siphon aside] But that's not the point! The incredibly huge audiences that all those pundits get--

Tens of millions of people against your few thousand. Most of them are unaware of the founders' opinions that having approximately five political parties would be more constructive.

Right! --and all of them are SO WRONG, SO MUCH OF THE TIME. Don't get me wrong, some of them are otherwise bright people. But those pundits, anchors, commentators, and other talking heads get millions of viewers. So many, that some of them openly try to use their bias to contribute to the scene.

Like you do.

[three pupils dilate in surprise, one eye rolls, one eye noting tentacular flexing] Well, I DO encourage people to think more critically, even while I put in my bias. Most of my bias is that people aren't thinking critically enough. Like that guy was saying that Herr D was talking about.

Herr Obst.

Yeah, him. Chance meetings are neat like that. [rumpling hide, equivalent of frown] Of course Herr D had little in the way to contribute to a guy with his level of experience, just a joke and forgetting the name of that book the guy wrote--

White House Interpreter

[straightening of smallest blue tentacle] Yeah, that. Herr D isn't much, socially, from what he says, but that is the level of company I like to keep, and that is the level of critical thinking that I like to see. My initial skim was fun. Haven't read it through yet, and I'm not going to pirate it--he's way too deserving. [five-eye startle] I mean, even if I was thinking about it.

Are you speaking of Herr D or Herr Obst?

Both of them. You don't suppose Herr Obst does any swimming? [starts to exit lair] Obviously I was probably wrong too--just not SO GROSSLY wrong. Trump will win more by losing the election than anyone else will win either way. Ego trip or billions in revenue or both. [snort] Shelob, you should blog on this.

Will do. [end recording, upload]

Friday, March 4, 2016

Sub-Prime Primary, Debates Need Rebates

[accidental activation of blog function] --n his mind. [rippleless swimming, aimless plankton consumption] Herr D really is in a foul mood, isn't he?

Emotional valence unusually dark. Apparently a resurgence of strong negative emotions.

I never promised him people would actually LISTEN to me and make things better. Advice is just advice. If people aren't worthy of improving their lives, well, then they won't follow any of it.

You deem humanity worthy.

Well, they have been occasionally. Language development, the wheel, Rennaisance men, windmills, bread and butter pickles . . .

The political activity does seem to have exacerbated his negativity. Perhaps a candidate will lighten his mood?

No. I've seen the candidates. They're not scraping the top of the barrel--

Bottom of the barrel.

--Right. Well, they're not. Not quite. I asked him to pose a question to the heromachine community, but I don't think he will:  What would Super Tuesday look like? He just typed back that he couldn't decide whether it was a hero or a villain. Yeesh. I DO think he could--[accidental disconnect]