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It’s such a small world.

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Fall in San Diego

10/19/21

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If my servers are in London, does that mean I can advertise "International Priority Access"?

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The London Fog is a damn fine drink.

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Is it possible to be annoyed, happy, and relieved at the same time & because of the same thing?

Because that's how I feel.

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I just spelled anachronistic correctly on the first try. AMA

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States are the laboratories of democracy in that some of them are experimenting with the idea of actually doing something.

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What are y’all up to? I’m watching a lightning storm and reading about the Facebook outage.

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Setting up a new react project on a new mac.

Install homebrew > install nodejs > install yarn > install the project

It's installers all the way down.

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I think a lot of people who find themselves plugged into politics on the internet (myself included) get stuck on the "right ideas".

A 1.5T$ bill is good. That's 1.5T$ we didn't spend before; it sucks less.

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I feel like the CTC is pretty popular. Dems can run on the simple truth that they gave parents money and cut child poverty in half.

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Voting reform should be the single most important issue that Dems tackle, but they don't have the votes right now. They either need 60 votes in the Senate, or they need 51 senators willing to kill the fillibuster. They have neither, so it won't happen.

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The more that time goes on, the more I think that Dems should pass the Bipartisan infrastructure bill, use Manchin's new 1.5T$ figure to make the Child Tax Credit permanent, and then focus on 2022.

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A $1.5T bill is much better than a "let's wait until 2022" bill; which is what we had before.

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At the risk of angering my fellow progressives, I think the fact that Manchin has now publicly stated a total cost figure is actually a good thing. His figure is lower than progressives wanted (and that more liberal members agreed to) but it is at least a number.

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What’s the over-under on getting a full-page ad on the New York Times demanding the Senate to dump the fillings yet?

Should we do a Kickstarter or something?

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Granted there’s lots of ways out of this looming crisis but I prefer to frame it that way.

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In the next two weeks we’re going to find out whether the United States Senate would rather have a functioning economy or the Filibuster.

I do not feel hopeful about our odds on this one.

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I covered San Diego’s housing needs in a post a while back for Democracy & Progress. It doesn’t mention SB9 but it’s a good overview of SD’s housing situation.

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Also that second article disputes it’s own title about 5 paragraphs in.

That said it does have some really nice breakdowns of the law and some good stats, but it’s super lopsided.

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SD-UT is really pushing the NIMBY angle today. Really disappointed that there’s barely a mention of how we desperately need more housing and how SB9 can help this. 3 pieces slamming SB9 and none for it. How is this “neutral”?

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Summer rains. You can never predict them.

Stay safe out there San Diego.

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To be clear, most of these things aren't illegal, just inconsiderate. They take advantage of their position as employers with options.

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There are so many small things that employers do these days that a tighter labor market would prevent.

Employers are used to being able to repeatedly inconvience workers because they know they won't quit. It's not acceptable.

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Things are about to get crazy. (via DarkSky)

Rain?!

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