by the Left Coast Rebel
I mention "Groundhog Day" today because the events of my day yesterday seem to have been replicated today. Last week Mrs. LCR was involved in a minor traffic accident. The teenage driver that assumed liability grossly neglected spatial reasoning at a traffic light (she was texting or something) and rear-ended Mrs. LCR's Jetta. If you are familiar with how smaller cars are built these days you are likely-unsurprised that the seemingly small fender-bender's repair cost goes into the several thousand dollar range.
Thus, the lion's share of precious LCR time yesterday was spent on the phone with our insurance representative (I call her our legal counsel) and sparring with the girl-who-hit-my-wife's car's idiot father. He was vying to bail out daddy's-little-girl and recalling my youthful days wherein I never received that kind of parental coddling (and was all-the-better for it) made me even more irate with the man. He also wanted to "pay me out" but "paying me out" involved half of what the body shop was quoting for the repairs.
Clever, no? No dice, says me.
Groundhog day comes into play today as I pulled up my email this morning and, to my delight, found an "automatic renewal" for $39.95 for an anti-virus software product that I never authorized an "automatic renewal" for. The ensuing 45 minutes after discovering this lovely little gem were spent talking to a thick-accented woman in India somewhere, trying to get my money back and get my credit card the hell off their file, or whatever they have on me.
Hopefully my day gets better from here!
"Groundhog Day." A classic:
Groundhog Day Around Teh Blogs:
Libertarian Republican: Vote on your favorite 2010 libertarian republican.
The Other McCain: Video of a character from the 1980 "Dark Crysta"l film - with a Jew-hating twist.
Trestin Meacham: Symptoms of the disease.
Wolf Files: X-rays, you've come a long way, baby!
Saberpoint: Dog in a manger.
Conservative Scalawag: To the demise of Allahpundit, a great defense of Ron Paul.
Bungalow Bill's Conservative Wisdom: GOP broke promises with Obama tax deal.
Bungalow Bill's Conservative Wisdom: Glenn Beck neocon?
Reason.com: Introduction to possible presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Allied Liberty: Thoughts or lack thereof on Wikileaks.
Maggie's Notebook: Obama Justice = discrimination against whites.
Republican Redefined: T. Christopher's unflattering take on former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson's "I smoked pot" admission.
The Other McCain: Grab some popcorn and watch the Angry Left.
Maggie's Notebook: Please subscribe!
Allied Liberty: Remember, Ronald Reagan day is coming up!
WC Varones: Julian Assange and the two minutes of hate.
Beers with Demo: Lemonade vs. Lemonaid.
Shane Atwell: Protesting the Banks.
Liberator Today: Taxes, triangulation and the deficit (good read!)
Ezra Klein condones his Dear Leader's tax capitulation.
Commie-rag NYT does the same.
Progressive-socialists like rats on the S.S. Obama, Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Jennifer Rubin in PaWo gets close to the truth on the tax deal.
Julian Assange arrested.
U.S. government day-trades Citi stock?
Pearl Harbor Day Special:
The Other McCain (by Smitty!)
Be John Galt
Give us Liberty
Bonus: A Carlsbad great-grandmother tells her Pearl Harbor story.