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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 54,345

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

Journal Archives

Tomorrow off. Having some bourbon to forget a spectacularly rotten day...

I don't normally drink during the week, but I'm making an exception tonight.

Thank you for being you.

I love you all...

Just found out our maintenance man died over the weekend. COVID-19 is suspected.

God, this is awful. He was the sweetest, nicest man in the world. We bonded over being grandfathers. He was so kind; everyone loved him.

2020, can we start over, please?

Youtube's 'Do Not Recommend Channel' button sucks. It doesn't work.

I view a lot of videos of military subjects, tanks mostly, of course. Youtube has been spamming me with videos from the channel of an ex-Marine who critiques the training of elite units from around the world, and compares them to Marine training. Calling this muttonhead an ultra-right-wing hamhock would be an understatement, so I have no interest in his brainless blithering. (For example, in a video about the French Foreign Legion, he complains that France is 'politically correct', although he offers no explanation for why he thinks so, or what that has do to with training a Legionnaire. The term by itself, I guess, is supposed to end discussion of whatever this jarhead finds unacceptable...)

I clicked on the thumbnail of one of his videos to select 'Do Not Recommend Channel', so his empty-headed military meanderings would stop showing up on my Youtube home page.

It didn't work. They're still showing up.

I've clicked the button on probably two dozen of his videos now. No help.

I'll keep plugging away until I don't have to see his ugly face or listen to the products of his ugly mind. Sooner or later something's got to give.


"Trumps Resigns In Disgrace!"

"VP Pence Makes Faltering Attempt To Mount His Own Campaign."

"Feeble Pence Campaign Losing Ground To Inspired Biden Bid."

"Biden Wins! VP Pence Concedes And Congratulates President-Elect Biden."

"Weeping Trump Frog-Marched Out Of Trump Tower And In To Custody."

"Biden Begins His Transition."

"Senate Democratic Majority Sworn In."

"Inauguration Day: Joseph Biden Takes The Oath As President; Vows To Revive Faltering America."

"SDNY Indicts Donald Trump On 77 Criminal Counts; Racketeering And Sexual Assault Top The List."

"In A Marathon Workday In The Oval Office, President Biden Rescinds Every Trump Executive Order".

"Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Announces Her Retirement; An Adoring Nation Says 'Thank You'."

"Former POTUS Obama Believed To Be At The Top Of The Short List For SCOTUS."

"Trump Trial Begins. Months Of Testimony Expected."

"Pres. Biden Presents Dr. Anthony Fauci With Presidential Medal Of Freedom."

"Senate Budget Committee Announces Increase in Top Marginal Tax Rate. Senate Expected To Approve."

"House Introduces $1 Trillion-Dollar Infrastructure Initiative. 752 Small Contractors Nationwide Expected To Bid."

"Pres. Biden Finishes Productive Week By Disbanding U.S Space Force."

"Former President Barack Obama Confirmed By Senate For Associate Justice."

"Former FLOTUS Melania Trump Deported; Immigration Documents Determined To Be Falsified."

"Melania Trump Appears In Slovenian Court To File For Divorce From Former POTUS Trump."

"Donald J. Trump Jr. Mauled To Death In Trophy Hunt Gone Wrong."

HHS Dept And FDA Joint Announcement: Safe And Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Gets National Release."

"Trump Found Guilty on 74 Of 77 Counts. Remanded To Custody Until Sentencing."

"Chief Justice Roberts' Unexpected Retirement Announcement."

"Eric Trump Kidnapped! Released Unharmed. No One Wanted To Pay Ransom."

"Roberts Resigns, Joins Private Practice. Obama Considered for CJ. AG Kamala Harris Whispered For SCOTUS."

"Ivanka Trump Poses For Hustler; Promises Tell-All Book About Daddy."

"Trump Sentenced To Life In Prison. Sentence To Begin At Once."

"Franklin Graham Found In Motel With Dead Hooker AND Live Man."

"Obama Offered Chief Justice; Declines; Recommends AG Kamala Harris.

"Biden Inspects Ultra-Modern Fast Locomotive with AMTRAK Chief. Anticipates Nationwide Deployment Within Two Years."

"Donald J. Trump Found Alive In His Cell. The Nation Grieves."

"Senate Confirms Kamala Harris As First Female SCOTUS Chief Justice."

"FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden Announces Nationwide Education Initiative."

"Citing Infrastructure Project As Example, Pres. Biden Announces Unemployment Fallen Below Pre-COVID Level."

"Trump Divorce Final; Former FLOTUS Resumes Maiden Name Knauss."

"Trump On Life Support At Leavenworth After Massive Multi-System Failure. Recovery Not Expected. Final Days Expected To Be Prolonged And Agonizing."

"Brownsville Latina Wins Special Election; Texas House Turns Blue."













Saturday Night Brandy Tasting. Ask me anything.

Enjoying some Calvados, apple brandy from Normandy, France.

How was everyone's Saturday?

Film rec: "Anna And The Apocalypse". A British Christmas high school zombie musical, it has some prescient things to say about world-wide disasters, and they're funny as hell...

Any DU Muslims who can answer a question?

Yesterday I had a telemedicine visit with a Muslim patient who had some questions regarding the taking of his medications during Ramadan.

I answered his questions, letting him know how to be compliant with his beliefs and his treatment plan.

Just before signing off, I wished him a joyous Ramadan.

Was that the right thing to say?

Friday Night Wine Buzz. Ask me anything.

Four positive COVID-19 patients today.

Fuck.

So far, all are asymptomatic and feeling fine.

But it's been a rough week, and I just hope I don't unwind so fast that it injures someone...
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