Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy, published every other day.

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Why Bother.

Scenes from a Multiverse

I mean, I’ll vote (for Bernie!) in the NY Primary if they even let us. But really, once they realized that letting everyone vote might mean the elites didn’t just get to pick their favorites, they started f*ing with it. See: 2016.

Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.

Lucy Parsons

Census Time

We did our census form this week.

Our last line of defense. What do you bet Stephen Miller has been spraying Coronavirus in the women’s bathrooms there for the past two weeks?

The census has been subject to a lot of shenanigans over the course of our history, but nothing compares to the feats of gerrymandering that this Rethuglican government will layer onto it if they keep control after this year. Voting will be more important than ever. Another cycle with the Senate under Moscow Mitch and a Pumpkin in the White House will mean courts that shred our rights for decades.

Right now it looks like Biden, not Bernie, will be the Dem nominee. Biden has his issues but… here’s what sitting this out will accomplish: a Federal court system packed with nutjobs that make Clarence Thomas look like Louis Brandeis.

All True

This is how Americans get health care in a crisis. Click through for all the deets.

A university in Norway advised its students abroad to return home ASAP, especially if they were in “a country with poorly developed health services and infrastructure” such as… the USA.

And four Rethuglican Senators, it turns out, sold off most of their stocks while still “assuring” the public we would have no trouble with COVID-19. A day or three before news broke that, yes, yes, we would. And then the Dow tanked. The senators had already learned how bad this would be in classified briefings. Lying to the public of course comes naturally to these scum. One of them even used the cash freed up by the sale of other stocks to buy into teleworking technology companies. Let that sink in for a bit.

A few weeks ago, I would never have thought of the death penalty for insider trading, or for political ethics violations. Suddenly, it seems really reasonable.

Congratulations

You have gotten through another day!

This situation we’re all in seems extraordinary, but to me it’s merely the logical conclusion of the Pumpkin misministration.

Nice song, though. Nice song.

Can a man and a woman live together in peace?

In this, I am indeed supremely lucky. We are now even sharing an office harmoniously, for workdays.

Working from Home

Working from home today and for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic in my area. For me, this is a comfortable thing – I have worked from home for a large part of the last several years. But many people don’t have much experience with it. It was a slow process of discovering what helped me pull it off smoothly. One of the less-obvious items I never would have predicted I would need: this A/B switch.

By hooking my two monitors and all my peripherals (including keyboard and mouse) through this gem, I have a quick and easy way to use my already-comfortable desk setup for my personal PC for my work PC, which can be humming away on the side of my desk, connected to all the “2” hookups.

I found that the disruption to my desktop arrangement was too great if I tried to shoehorn in even a laptop. And the comfort of a full-sized keyboard and two big monitors that I afford myself for my personal rig need not be sacrificed if I am on the work machine 9 hours a day.

Other arrangements like dining-room tables and so on seem to be to be guaranteed to be quite uncomfortable in the long run, not to mention generating considerable resentment among other household members.

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