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Some People Like To Go To CPAC, But Other People Like Us We Gotta Work

Posted on | March 16, 2013 | 33 Comments

— by Wombat-socho

Even before it became public knowledge that Pam Geller and Robert Spencer had pointedly not been invited to CPAC, I had been leaning hard in the direction of not going this year due to the requirements of work. To be more specific, I am busy in the tax mines this time of year and can ill afford to miss eighteen hours of going mano a mano with the rapacious U.S. Tax Code. Still, I did make it briefly to BlogBash and tonight’s Viral Read party, even if I was really too ragged out to properly appreciate either of them. Well, there’s always next year, and in the meantime I have been reliably assured that under the New Dispensation my sequestered gruel ration will be restored and the inhumane practice of watering the grog ration will cease. I, for one, welcome our new Viral Read masters.

So…anyone read anything decent lately? Talk among yourselves, and keep it civil.


33 Responses to “Some People Like To Go To CPAC, But Other People Like Us We Gotta Work”

  1. Law1784
    March 16th, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Some People Like To Go To CPAC, But Other People Like Us We Gotta Work #TCOT

  2. Dave
    March 16th, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    Nice! Can you tell us stooges out here in the hinterlands what statute makes us liable for an “income” tax on our private sector earnings?

  3. Bob Belvedere
    March 16th, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    -Ah, Sweet Jane by Lou Reed – one of the great rock and roll classics. One of the great riffs.

    -I’m currently reading Gerhart Niemeyer’s Aftersite And Foresight. Has anyone else read this or any of his other works? And what do you think?

  4. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 17th, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    He considered the 20th Century terrible, although I think it best described as “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” But he is a giant of the conservative movement. If WFB thought you were smart…that is pretty darn good praise.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 17th, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    If Wombat is not happy, no one is going to be happy!

  6. Adjoran
    March 17th, 2013 @ 2:32 am

    Schlafly is the Queen.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    March 17th, 2013 @ 3:46 am

    Thanks, Evi.

  8. Quartermaster
    March 17th, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    I’m reading “The Beginning of Infinity” by David Deutsch, an Oxford Physics Prof. Not impressed after 4 chapters. Probably why I found it in a remainder bin.

    QM is a Professional Engineer to give you something of an idea where I’m coming from.

  9. Anamika
    March 17th, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    In the past two months I have read “Infinity and the Mind” by Rudy Rucker, “Meta Math by Gregory Chaitin and “The Fabric of Cosmos” by Brian Greene. Also read two bios of mathematicians, “The Man who knew Infinity” (Ramanujan) and “A Beautiful Mind” (John Nash).

  10. Anamika
    March 17th, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    I just finished reading “Deception Point” by Dan Brown. Thriller involving Nasa, White House, Security agencies and the US Politics. It sucked!

    Currently, I’m reading Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.

  11. robertstacymccain
    March 17th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Your annual labors in the Tax Mines are appreciated. The unwatered gruel will be like a bonus.

  12. Anamika
    March 17th, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I have been watching some good old classics these days. Just yesterday, I (re)watched “The Night of the Hunter“(1955). A must see if anyone hasn’t already! Robert Mitchum, what a perfect villain! I don’t think there ever was a better negative character in film history! Set during the depression era, it delves on the darker side of faith but eventually reinforces the good with its hopeful narrative about the innocence and endurance of young children.

    Speaking of television series, I’m eagerly awaiting Sherlock (season 3) and Game of Thrones (season 3).

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 17th, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Anamika, try reading The Road to Serfdom.

  14. richard mcenroe
    March 17th, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    Yummy. Nothing better than dry gruel. S’what you get for working with people who think grits are a food group.

  15. Anamika
    March 17th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    I would love to, Evi. I just downloaded the condensed Reader’s Digest (1945) version. Thanks for the rec!

  16. Eric Ashley
    March 17th, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    Dan Brown has a formula. He used it in this one as well.

  17. Eric Ashley
    March 17th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Just finished reading ‘Sackett’ by L’Amour to the boys, now reading ‘Black’ by Ted Dekker to them (along with the US Constitution which is the first time for me to read it as well).

    ‘Bill and Dave’ by Michael S. Malone is somewhere around here. Its a bio/business book on Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. Malone wrote another very good book, and he doesn’t have a lot of respect for Fiorini. Both reasons to appreciate his pov.

  18. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I’m not unhappy until the customers are unhappy. 🙂

  19. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I used to like grits quite a bit before I realized they were trying to kill me. 🙁

  20. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    I, too, am looking forward to the new season of Game of Thrones.

  21. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    It all starts with the 16th Amendment…

  22. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    I’m especially fond of the live version, with Sam Ronson’s dad throwing down the awesome guitar parts. As you can tell.

  23. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Louis L’Amour is a great writer, and the Sackett books are some of his greatest works.

  24. Rich Vail
    March 17th, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    I would have loved to go…but I”ve been out of work for 5 weeks (naked plea to hit my blog’s tip jar, just found a job, start tomorrow, but that’s still 2 more weeks w/o income)…and I just don’t have the money to pay for it…despite living 40 miles away. It just wasn’t in the cards. I could get my motorcycle fixed (since my 20 y/o truck collapsed and died of old age) or go to CPAC…

  25. Quartermaster
    March 17th, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    Work is not an acceptable excuse for missing CPAC, Wombat.

  26. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Au contraire, CPAC is not an acceptable excuse for missing work. Especially during tax season.

  27. Wombat_socho
    March 17th, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    I think you made the right choice.

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  29. richard mcenroe
    March 18th, 2013 @ 12:17 am

    Most people don’t get that grits are not a food. In the Civil War, Confederate troops were issued a pouch of grits as an abrasive for scouring gunpowder residue out of rifled muskets.

    After the battle of Gettysburg, when the Union finally started taking prisoners in significant numbers, they began finding these pouches in the Confederates’ kit.

    “What’s this for?” they’d ask.

    “Eat it, Yankee!”

    “You first…” and a meal was born…

  30. Zilla of the Resistance
    March 18th, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I’ve been reading Bullies, the new book by Ben Shapiro. It’s very good and he has a delightful writing style. You’ll be laughing even as you become enraged!

  31. Quartermaster
    March 18th, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    Excuses, excuses. Buy Turbo Tax.

  32. Wombat_socho
    March 19th, 2013 @ 7:31 am

    Not acceptable in Minnesota, and judging from our customers, it’s about as flexible and helpful as a 2×4.

  33. Bob Belvedere
    March 19th, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    That is the best version.