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Welcome back to work

Welcome back to work

Many of you took all or part of last week off from work, so you probably didn’t get to spend as much time on the internet as you do during normal “working” hours.

I noticed a distinct drop in traffic from government i.p. addresses.  Was Washington closed last week?

For those of you who slacked off last week, here are some things you might want to check out.


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smaller government IP traffic due to holiday vacations, but on the bright side now that gov’t workers are back they can catch up on productive slackerism.

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    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to OcTEApi. | July 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    The DC area’s power was off last week. Unlike those of us here on the Gulf Coast, who still have to come to work when the latest hurricane or tropical storm has blacked out our homes, the Gummint folks in DC can take hardship time off.

    For proof, I offer Washington DC in a normal 3-inch snowfall. Everyone heads home early and leaves the place a ghost town. Which leads me to ask the questions of y’all up north: Why does everyone always seem to run the stores out of bread and toilet paper when a blizzard is coming?

Donald Douglas | July 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I like “Rock Lobster” at the sidebar, first off. And the blog post roundup is a chip of the old Instapundit. Nice!

My traffic held up nicely last week, but perhaps the workers logging on will increase the numbers — that is, unless a virus crashes a bunch of corporate systems today, as the hysteria last week suggested. My laptop’s good, knock on wood.

    LukeHandCool in reply to Donald Douglas. | July 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Yeah, nice to see some newer music once in a while.

    I think I remember reading the main guy in the B-52s is a hard core lefty.

    The Sex Pistols’ (and PIL’s) Johnny Rotten took Elvis Costello and other artists to task for supporting a performance boycott of Israel a few years back. Some of Johnny’s music might be nice.

    Also, The Ramones’ Johnny Ramone was an unapologetic conservative:

    “Johnny was known within the punk rock community as one of its few conservatives, and was a staunch supporter of the Republican Party. Johnny made his political affiliation known to the world in 2002, when the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After thanking all who made the honor possible—clad in his trademark T-shirt, ripped blue jeans and leather jacket—he said “God bless President Bush, and God bless America”.

    He said in an interview, when questioned on his conservatism, “I think Ronald Reagan was the best President of my lifetime.” This was evident in 1985 when the band released the UK single “Bonzo Goes To Bitburg”; Johnny pressed for a name change, finding the title insulting to Reagan, and the song was retitled on American releases as “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)” after a line from the song’s chorus. In this same interview he claimed that “Punk is right wing.”

    Johnny is quoted by The Observer as saying: “People drift towards liberalism at a young age, and I always hope they change when they see how the world really is.”

I’d guess lower raffic was due to cleanup from the derecho. Power in the DC area was hosed all week.

nofixedaddress | July 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Is the rule of law having your faced rubbed in the dirt?

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stevewhitemd | July 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Was Washington closed last week?

I dunno, did they spend less money?

There has also been something funky going on with the internet, involving the FBI, and I wonder if we are getting the complete story.

Weather related events AND the fact that most congresscritters were gone for the week.

Even traffic here in Austin, (where it’s usually awful), was on the light side.

Everything’s back to normal today though…