Jack Lew Violates Medicare Law, Yet Again

Our media has collectively decided Obama's too awesome to be bound by mere paper law.

Senate Republicans are sending a letter Monday to the White House budget office arguing that President Obama’s nominee to be treasury secretary, Jacob “Jack” Lew, was complicit in breaking a Medicare budget law.

The letter comes the same day that Mr. Obama officially missed another deadline in the budget law by failing to submit his blueprint on the first Monday in February. The president has only met that deadline once in his tenure.

On the Medicare funding issue, federal law requires that if the program’s funding becomes imbalanced, its trustees are required to issue a warning, and the president is required to send Congress a plan to repair the finances.

Then-President George W. Bush did just that during his time in the White House, but Mr. Obama has never filed the submission.

By the way, let me apologize for being away from the blog all morning/afternoon. I had a real bout of insomnia last night. Around 5am, you've got problems. I wasn't able to doze until 7:30 or 8. This was compounded by the fact that around 5am I decided I'd just stay up all night so as not to sleep in, but then, at 7:30 or 8, I just conked out.

Let me ask a question. This keeps dogging me. I have had this problem with multiple phones -- if you're charging a phone overnight...

Wait, first question: Is it bad to charge a phone all night?

Anyway on to the next question: If you're charging a phone overnight, does that somehow conflict with its alarm wake-up function? I keep having these phones which seem to take the wake-up schedule as an advisory only. When I wake up, I see the alarm actually is on; but it's silent. The phone tells me to swipe to turn it off, but it's actually not on.

Posted by: Ace at 05:21 PM



Comments

1 first

Posted by: eureka! at February 04, 2013 05:23 PM (HPRku)

2 "Cell phones are the spawn of Satan"


---Ron Paul

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 04, 2013 05:23 PM (4cRnj)

3 Dunno. I gotta Trac Phone and only use it sparingly. Gotta old fashioned alarm clock.

Posted by: eureka! at February 04, 2013 05:24 PM (HPRku)

4 bad to charge a phone all night? not in my experience.

Posted by: mallfly at February 04, 2013 05:25 PM (bJm7W)

5 Please..'the law' doesn't apply to the White House when there is a democrat president, everyone knows that.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 04, 2013 05:25 PM (Q4B1O)

6

airport feature on?
volume up?

that shouldn't be happening

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 05:25 PM (LpQbZ)

7 maybe Barky can appoint a Czar to answer all these questions for us mere mortals

Posted by: mallfly at February 04, 2013 05:25 PM (bJm7W)

8 Get a cat. It will sit on your face to wake you up and make you feed it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:26 PM (UOM48)

9 Czar, it is okay to leave the TV on all night with the sound turned off?

Posted by: mallfly at February 04, 2013 05:26 PM (bJm7W)

10 I have an I-Phone and I can charge it overnight and the alarm works fine.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 04, 2013 05:26 PM (4cRnj)

11 The phone will stop charging when it is fully charged, so no harm done by leaving it plugged in. On the other hand, battery life is measured by charge cycles, so recharging it when it doesn't need recharging will wear out the battery sooner.
Having the phone charging should not cause it to go silent. Separate function, unless you have on of those crappy iPhones or something.

Posted by: Let Them All Burn at February 04, 2013 05:27 PM (g1kPC)

12 Put the phone on vibrate and fall asleep with it tucked under your balls. You will wake up.

Posted by: spongeworthy at February 04, 2013 05:27 PM (r5w1L)

13 >>>airport feature on?
volume up?

no and yes. It's not that. And this is not the first phone I've had this problem with. This would be the second in a row.

It rings the alarm as scheduled about 80% of the time. The other phone was like 75%.

These are not good averages for an alarm.

I'm wondering if it's this charging thing.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:27 PM (LCRYB)

14 Gosh golly gee willikers you're being awfully fussy in demanding that the President and the Executive Branch act as if the law matters. Aren't you naive?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 05:28 PM (VtjlW)

15 re 6: definitely my experience. And when you finally smack one of them, he runs out the door and reappears within two minutes to wake you up again. Worse is when it's two of them and they get into a fight over which one gets to have his/her tail in your face.

Posted by: mallfly at February 04, 2013 05:28 PM (bJm7W)

16 A revolution is not a dinner party.

Posted by: Chairman Mao at February 04, 2013 05:28 PM (XUKZU)

17 Either my phone's alarm doesn't always work, or I am simply shutting the phone's alarm off in my sleep.

And no, leaving the phone charging all night won't hurt it, ever. If it does, probably time to get another phone...

Posted by: fb at February 04, 2013 05:28 PM (JVEmw)

18 Ace -

Give me the details and I'll buy you an alarm clock through Amazon.

an Actual, Physical - all by itself - Alarm Clock.

... maybe.
_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (RuUvx)

19 First, the man with the melon switches on the vacuum cleaner ...

Posted by: toby928© for TB at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (evdj2)

20 Yeah, and he missed the budget deadline yet again and it was because of the "fiscal cliff" and Boooooosh....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (9+ccr)

21 Live by the mobile phone, die by the mobile phone.

Posted by: Ron Paul at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (/kBoL)

22 I don't know are you supposed to allow a phones battery to run out to recharge ?
I have heard with regular house phones one should let battery run out before recharge

guess i'm not a help.



It has become clear laws are only for citizens to follow and be punished by.

how long would one of us be free after pulling a menendez? or a holder?

Posted by: ette at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (nqBYe)

23 When I wake up, I see the alarm actually is on; but it's silent.

The alarms that keep waking you up are actually the lunch bells.

Posted by: t-bird at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (FcR7P)

24
>>These are not good averages for an alarm.<<

It'wasn't the Snooze!
Everybody thinks it was the Snooze!

Posted by: Jean-Paul at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (BO0dy)

25 Either my phone's alarm doesn't always work, or I am simply shutting the phone's alarm off in my sleep.

Put it across the room.

Posted by: pep at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (6TB1Z)

26


and the president is required to send Congress a plan to repair the finances.

What, me work? Ahahahahahaha!

Posted by: I'm too busy giving speeches & trying to look cool at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (LpQbZ)

27 >>>Either my phone's alarm doesn't always work, or I am simply shutting the phone's alarm off in my sleep.

yeah but it's on. I have to turn it off when I wake.

I mean, it's visually on. The screen has the alarm function on it, and it has the swipe to turn it off.

But there's no noise.

I would say this is just a defect with the phone but seriously this is the second one! Compleltely different maker too.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (LCRYB)

28 Maybe you can get an Obama phone. No one has reported a problem with the alarm on those.

Posted by: RioBravo at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (eEfYn)

29
It has become clear laws are only for citizens to follow and be punished by.



We aren't citizens. We are subjects.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (VtjlW)

30 Ace-

Give me your credit card numbers and I'll get you an alarm clock. Swearsies.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (4cRnj)

31 Get a real alarm

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (40B6+)

32 Related, linked on Drudge. Obama is suing Standard Poor's for allowing to much truth to creep into their reports.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (XUKZU)

33 8
Get a cat. It will sit on your face to wake you up and make you feed it.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:26 PM (UOM4


Yep. A little pussy on a guy's face and he gets up right away.

Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (X6akg)

34
Wait, first question: Is it bad to charge a phone all night?

Answers for iphone.

No. When the battery charged the phone switches over to umbilical power and maintains phone operation without overcharging.




Anyway on to the next question: If you're charging a phone overnight,
does that somehow conflict with its alarm wake-up function? I keep
having these phones which seem to take the wake-up schedule as an
advisory only. When I wake up, I see the alarm actually is on; but it's
silent. The phone tells me to swipe to turn it off, but it's actually not on.
If you are using a 3rd party app (TuneIn Radio in my case) to do your waking a lot of times the location services need to be turned on. If you are using the built in alarm it should function regardless.

Also your alarm volume can be set separately from system volume sometimes. If you have a habit of turning the volume all the way down instead of using your mute switch you may run into this.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (0q2P7)

35 Not-really-a-VietNam-Vet Jimmy Lee Dykes, the crazy bastard in Alabama that kidnapped the kid from the school bus, is dead. The child was released unharmed.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (mDanm)

36 Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:27 PM (LCRYB)


Uh.... there is this new fangled contraption... called a clock... some of em even ring bells and stuff at certain times!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (lZBBB)

37 >>>Give me the details and I'll buy you an alarm clock through Amazon.

no i keep meaning to do that myself.

of course what i really want is a cool ass phone-charging alarm/radio set up so I can play music through it too.

But then that relies on these damn phones for the alarm.

Eh I'll spring the extra $6 for a cheap alarm clock.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (LCRYB)

38 Grow up milking cows.

You won't need a regular alarm clock the rest of your life.


Also, start going to bed at the same time every night. And when you have insomnia, get up and do something, don't just lay there wasting time.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (VjL9S)

39 I have an Android, ICS OS. I have to assert my dominance by shutting the thing all the way off every once in a while. If I don't, it decides to do the silent alarm thingy. It also decides to reboot HTC Sense every couple of days when I do complicated things like . . . pressing the home button.

Just recently it's begun shutting itself all the way off every few days, just for fun. No battery issues, no hardware faults in the logs.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (dt5p2)

40 seriously -

Stand Alone Alarm Clock.

Nothing fancy. Nothing schmancy.

something Timex-ish.
_

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 04, 2013 05:32 PM (RuUvx)

41 Wow robopixy made a meal out of my formatting.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 04, 2013 05:32 PM (0q2P7)

42 Worse is when it's two of them and they get into a fight over which one gets to have his/her tail in your face.

Just the tail? I get the whole furry backside. I believe they're trying to smother me with their tender vittles.

"It's my turn to attempt murder!"
"No! You tried to kill her yesterday!"
"You can both try to kill me! Just come back in an hour!"

Posted by: HeatherRadish, pre-denounced for your convenience at February 04, 2013 05:32 PM (ZKzrr)

43 I've had no problem with charging my iphone all night and using the alarm.

However, one time I almost missed a flight because my iPad alarm did the silent alarm thing. Profanity ensued. Turns out the alarm app I had downloaded became outdated without warning and stopped working right.
I haven't had any problem with the clock app that comes with the new ipad and iphone though.

Posted by: stace at February 04, 2013 05:32 PM (m+UHL)

44 Yes, you can charge any cell phone all night. Most any device's charger has a built-in charge limit circuit, plus lith-ion batteries are extremely forgiving, if not abused - like in an airbus, or gub'mint subsidized hybrid car, for instance.

No, charging should not affect settings (alarms, backgrounds, etc)

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at February 04, 2013 05:32 PM (xAprs)

45
Heh heh heh.
Fucked him up good this time.

Posted by: Ace's Phone at February 04, 2013 05:32 PM (BZMZX)

46 Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell et al.? How about announcing to the world the list of laws Obama is breaking and then just shut down Congress and say, "No more business until the Executive starts following the law."? Would that be so hard?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (eHIJJ)

47 I would say this is just a defect with the phone but seriously this is the second one! Compleltely different maker too.





Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (LCRYB)

I know the Iphone has a 'switch' on the side of it and if you accidentally move it, the phone makes no sound for anything.

Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (X6akg)

48
Iwould thinkthe 'Ewok' signal would be sufficient.

Perhaps you need a bodyman, like Barack?

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (BO0dy)

49

what brand phone?

I would search the brand forums.

iPhone had really bad issues with the alarm in the past

contact cust serv

maybe it's the "bugs" that the people with good "verbal" skills placed in your bedroom; or haxer

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (LpQbZ)

50 We aren't citizens. We are subjects.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (VtjlW)


Ahhhh... soooo.... it is very good you realize this fact...

Posted by: Washington Mandarins (and no, its not a new Sports Team) at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (lZBBB)

51 I use an actual alarm-clock. It's a Zen thing with these chimes that gradually wakes me up. I hate alarm clocks that just BRRRRZZZZZOOKKKKK and hurl me out of sleep.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (xjpRj)

52 I know a great service.

Posted by: Elaine Benes at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (BO0dy)

53 We aren't citizens. We are subjects.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 04, 2013 05:30 PM (VtjlW


sigh, I never thought that was true until the last few years.

It was likely happening long before then . but it's so in your face now it cannot be ignored.

Posted by: ette at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (nqBYe)

54 "Jacob"? That a Jewish name, isn't it?

Posted by: Sen. Chuck Hagel at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (8ZskC)

55 42 Just the tail? I get the whole furry backside. I believe they're trying to smother me with their tender vittles.

--------

We had a cat that used to do that. Whenever it did to my dad, he'd yank its tail down to cover its backside. After a year or so of this, the cat eventually got the message and would keep its tail down when poking its butt in your face.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (xGZ+b)

56 A letter...that will teach them.

Posted by: Manti Te'o at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (T/L2Z)

57 I know the Iphone has a 'switch' on the side of it and if you accidentally move it, the phone makes no sound for anything.
Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (X6akg)


yep, my leather cover can screw with it sometimes

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (LpQbZ)

58 thanks for the info on night-charging.

I'm glad at least two people have seen this silent alarm thing.

>>>I have an Android, ICS OS. I have to assert my dominance by shutting the thing all the way off every once in a while. If I don't, it decides to do the silent alarm thingy.

what do you mean? like a reboot?

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:34 PM (LCRYB)

59 >>>I know the Iphone has a 'switch' on the side of it and if you accidentally move it, the phone makes no sound for anything.

ah.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:35 PM (LCRYB)

60 It's a Zen thing with these chimes that gradually wakes me up. I hate
alarm clocks that just BRRRRZZZZZOOKKKKK and hurl me out of sleep.


Entrepenurial idea: make a clock like this with Kate Upton's voice gradually talking dirtier. Wait, that won't work. At least in the short term.

Posted by: pep at February 04, 2013 05:35 PM (6TB1Z)

61 iPhones are known for Silent-but-Deadly setting.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 04, 2013 05:35 PM (NTBjC)

62 you know what works the best
a wind up alarm clock

can't fool you if your electric goes off in the night for a few minutes.

Posted by: ette at February 04, 2013 05:35 PM (nqBYe)

63

We can be your wakeup call.

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 05:35 PM (LpQbZ)

64 what switch? Just volume? The volume's fine; a couple of hours later I got a phone call with a full ring.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:36 PM (LCRYB)

65 bad to charge a phone all night?

Depends on the charging circuit in the phone, might be dating myself here, probably very few phones left these days that don't do smart charging. Especially with the various lithium battery technologies. So if you charged it all night once and the lithium battery didn't explode then you are probably OK.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at February 04, 2013 05:36 PM (epxV4)

66 Yep. A little pussy on a guy's face and he gets up right away.


Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 05:31 PM (X6akg

lol

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:36 PM (UOM48)

67 Keep reading this as "Jew Violates Medicare Law Again".

Damn joooos!

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 04, 2013 05:37 PM (FsUAO)

68 Set your phone alarm on vibrate, put in a dish full of screws, washers, etc.

Posted by: Jean at February 04, 2013 05:37 PM (XwDPQ)

69 >>>I use an actual alarm-clock. It's a Zen thing with these chimes that gradually wakes me up. I hate alarm clocks that just BRRRRZZZZZOOKKKKK and hurl me out of sleep.

I like the sound of that. I've become a real homo about things like this -- I don't want to start a day with a heart-attack type noise.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:37 PM (LCRYB)

70 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 04, 2013 05:33 PM (xjpRj)

A few years back I found an alarm clock for my daughter.... that started soft but kept getting louder.... then made her put it on the other side of the room from her bed....

After that? no more Wakey Wakey problems...

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 04, 2013 05:37 PM (lZBBB)

71 I don't know shit about phones....they seem to behave for me, so....

As for the insomnia, clearly you are masturbating too much, or not enough. Not sure which.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 05:37 PM (GsoHv)

72 >>>59 >>>I know the Iphone has a 'switch' on the side of it and if you accidentally move it, the phone makes no sound for anything.

ah.
Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:35 PM (LCRYB)


That's burned me a few times. But, beware. Some games ignore the switch - which can be. Awkward.

Posted by: Ron Paul at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (/kBoL)

73
Depends on the charging circuit in the phone, might be dating myself here, probably very few phones left these days that don't do smart charging. Especially with the various lithium battery technologies. So if you charged it all night once and the lithium battery didn't explode then you are probably OK.
Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at February 04, 2013 05:36 PM (epxV4)

They all do smart charging, you are right. They top up around 90~95% then "unplug", until it needs to charge again.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (FsUAO)

74
Don't get a wind-up Alarm Clock that has a loud 'tick-tock'...those things can keep you awake.

Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (BZMZX)

75 I'm watching The Five, just waiting for Beckel to make the same type of evil comment Luap Nor made about Chris Kyle. Kimberly is sitting next to him, and I believe she's dated a SEAL or twelve. The beat down would be epic.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (UOM48)

76 which zen alarm clock are you using?

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (LCRYB)

77 Did Lewis break the law before or after the election.

Posted by: Jean at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (XwDPQ)

78 oops - yeah. Ron Paul wouldn't say that.

Posted by: gm at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (/kBoL)

79
-- I don't want to start a day with a heart-attack type noise.

The backup buzzer on the garbage truck isn't enough.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (BO0dy)

80 ace needs a girl that gently whispers into his ear.
GET UP JERK,


they are waiting for you.

Posted by: ette at February 04, 2013 05:39 PM (nqBYe)

81 Per Andrew Sullivan:
1) set to vibrate
2) insert in rectum

Posted by: Cashpipe at February 04, 2013 05:39 PM (75sW/)

82 47 I know the Iphone has a 'switch' on the side of it and if you accidentally move it, the phone makes no sound for anything.

---------

And its easy to accidentally flip the switch, too. Every now and then I find myself in a "why are my pants vibrating?" situation because I've accidentally flipped it.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at February 04, 2013 05:39 PM (xGZ+b)

83 Someone is surprised that an Obama-ite has no respect for the law?


Whoddathunk?



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 04, 2013 05:39 PM (bb5+k)

84
You little whippersnappers and your "time," you think you invented time? Hell, we didn't even have time when I was young. Everybody just laid around because we never knew when to do anything. Then one day, someone said, "Hey, what time is it?" It was like a lightbulb went off inside everybody's head.

Still, nobody got up, because we didn't know how many hours were in a day. Nobody had invented hours.

It was terrible.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 04, 2013 05:39 PM (+z4pE)

85 64
what switch? Just volume? The volume's fine; a couple of hours later I got a phone call with a full ring.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:36 PM (LCRYB)

No, it's called the 'silent switch'...but if you got a phone call and it rang, then that's not the problem. What kind of phone do you have?

Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (X6akg)

86 >>>Don't get a wind-up Alarm Clock that has a loud 'tick-tock'...those things can keep you awake.

oh god no.

You know as someone who has trouble sleeping anyway -- why does every f'n' electronic device have a bright LED register to tell you, as far as I can see, that it's successfully drawing power from the wall?

That's a lot of light at night. I have a vizio tv and they have this awful bright white LED "VIZIO" logo... when the tv is off! Just to let you know it's off.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (LCRYB)

87 I haven't seen this mentioned here (although I could have missed it), but last week the DoD pretty much told all their civilian employees (including yours truly) that the sequester was probably going to happen, and the upshot was going to be a 20% hours and pay cut for 6 months for all DoD civilians. They told us this so we could get our finances in order and not make any big new purchases.

Somehow, in all these discussions of the tyrant wanting more taxes while failing to fulfill his budgetary duties, this upcoming situation never gets mentioned.

And, as much as it will suck, I'd be cool with it if it was a 20% across the board cut--PBS, Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Free Shit Army. If everyone took this hit, we might get somewhere. Unfortunately, the tyrant will take the savings from not paying the civilians in the Department of Defense to give more goodies to the Free Shit Army, and since we'll be paying less taxes, the deficit will actually go up.

This is what revenge looks like.

Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (g7D8V)

88 Ace actually sleeps??

Posted by: dantesed at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (xc6Ak)

89 I once had a phone where the alarm only worked if i locked the keypad. I have no idea why.

Posted by: LIGuy at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (tq2mR)

90 That's burned me a few times. But, beware. Some games ignore the switch - which can be. Awkward.
Posted by: Ron Paul at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (/kBoL)

Oh.... I always wanted that on my Android. Now I know it's useless. Good to know.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (FsUAO)

91 Don't get a wind-up Alarm Clock that has a loud 'tick-tock'...those things can keep you awake.





Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 05:38 PM (BZMZX)

oooh i like those along with a loud fan, and fish tank.
it's my white noise so i can't hear anything outsdide my room

Posted by: ette at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (nqBYe)

92 I mean full power down, then power up. Sometimes called a cold boot. People sometimes call cold boot and warm boot a reboot.

With an iPhone you have to press and hold both the power button and the home button for several seconds, until you see the apple logo. This is a cold boot.

If you just hold the power button until you see the "slide for power off" message, then do the gesture, that just puts the phone in suspend mode.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (dt5p2)

93 Why would someone with a time machine be concerned with when they wake up?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (4cRnj)

94 Buy a regular 9.99 alarm clock. Set it every day. Set it to give you a couple hours extra sleep when you need it. Make it a habit -- and habits take a minimum of two weeks to become habits -- except CIA approved crack cocaine, designed to enslave the AA community, which is instantaneous. /snark

After two weeks, if you are accustomed to sleeping until 8:00 am, and you set it until 10:00 am you will actually sleep until 10:00 am because your brain is now able to 'trust' the device. The 'old' shit, when inexpensive, is infinitely better then the 'new' shit.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at February 04, 2013 05:41 PM (feFL6)

95 Here ya go, Ace. Zen alarm clocks:

http://www.momentum98.com/zen.html#alarm

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:41 PM (UOM48)

96 Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (LCRYB)

Evil night time subliminal advertising!

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 04, 2013 05:41 PM (lZBBB)

97 No alarm issues or charging issues with my iPhone 4. Just a problem that once in a while the brightness level for the screen turns itself down really low.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at February 04, 2013 05:41 PM (C2//T)

98 The law is for theee not for we....

Obamacles I the Giggler.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 05:41 PM (LRFds)

99 my bonerz wake me up
fap

Posted by: simpleton at February 04, 2013 05:42 PM (i3pKT)

100
Ace,

ThoseVizio tv'shave a 'timer' in them, don't they?...one that you can set to come on when you want it to.

It works as an alarm, if you want it to.

Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 05:43 PM (BZMZX)

101 Real alarm clocks can be had cheap and you can read their displays while in the rack.

Cheap to replace when smashed with heavy books, bats, etc too.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 04, 2013 05:43 PM (J6hHs)

102 BTW ace, did you see you made the 'Best tweets during the superbowl blackout' list?


http://tinyurl.com/azznjwj

Posted by: Tami at February 04, 2013 05:43 PM (X6akg)

103 And, as much as it will suck, I'd be cool with it if
it was a 20% across the board cut--PBS, Planned Parenthood, Obamacare,
Free Shit Army. If everyone took this hit, we might get somewhere.
Unfortunately, the tyrant will take the savings from not paying the
civilians in the Department of Defense to give more goodies to the Free
Shit Army, and since we'll be paying less taxes, the deficit will
actually go up.

This is what revenge looks like.


Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (g7D8V)


I think this is a good thing. Anything which increases the animosity of the Military towards the JEF and the FSA can only be beneficial to the nation in the long run. People need to get a good dose of him and what he stands for so they are in the right frame of mind to deal with the future.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 04, 2013 05:43 PM (bb5+k)

104 93 Why would someone with a time machine be concerned with when they wake up?


Posted by: Dr Spank at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (4cRnj)


well.... geeeeee.... because if you miss an event and keep going back, eventualy it gets crowded?....

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 04, 2013 05:43 PM (lZBBB)

105 >>>>>cool ass phone charging radio/ alarm set up

I got one of those for Christmas! I was skeptical of it at first but it's dandy. The one I got has a separate alarm function so you don't have to rely on your phones alarm. It's called an iHome.

Ace, why don't you just take some Benadryl and let it work? I have trouble with insomnia too. I wake up every night at 3 am and can't go back to sleep. the benadryl knockse out for 4 hrs and then I'm good.

Posted by: L, elle at February 04, 2013 05:43 PM (0PiQ4)

106


I use the projection clocks with the auto time set/restore time. I have the dual alarm one two people.

It's the awesome. You just set it for your time zone and if you want it set to use Daylight Savings Time.

Never have to think about it.

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 05:44 PM (LpQbZ)

107 Link to Fox News story on release of young kidnap victim and death of crazy kidnapper.

http://tinyurl.com/aeg8n3y

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 04, 2013 05:44 PM (XUKZU)

108
I haven't seen this mentioned here (although I could have missed it),
but last week the DoD pretty much told all their civilian employees
(including yours truly) that the sequester was probably going to happen,
and the upshot was going to be a 20% hours and pay cut for 6 months for
all DoD civilians. They told us this so we could get our finances in
order and not make any big new purchases.


As a contractor, I'm lucky in that I don't have to worry about that. Unfortunately I've pretty much resigned myself to the idea that this contract will likely not be renewed in a year. I've already put out feelers with my boss about the idea of working part time for the firm and going back to school.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:44 PM (hpDVh)

109 A real alarm costs 20 bucks, only use you phone alarm when you have to. I've traveled extensively with the Army phone Alarms suck. Use the one in your hotel room in conjunction with a wake up call.

Posted by: Mr Pink at February 04, 2013 05:45 PM (40B6+)

110 I used to have a windup and got used to the tick/tock...the noise keeps the monsters from emerging from the closet too.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 04, 2013 05:45 PM (J6hHs)

111 Shit's getting real ugly:

"Attorneys representing environmentalist groups in a lawsuit against a major oil company bribed an Ecuadorian judge to issue a multi-billion dollar judgment against that oil company, according to sworn testimony by a judge involved in the scheme.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 04, 2013 05:45 PM (NTBjC)

112 The fap alarm works great for sleep troubles as well as waking alertly

Posted by: simpleton at February 04, 2013 05:45 PM (i3pKT)

113 Ace, what is your caffeine intake like during the day?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:45 PM (hpDVh)

114 Leaving the phone on the charger all night is not a bad thing. It stops charging the battery when it senses it's full and will maintain a "trickle charge" at that point. As for the Alarm setting, I'd say check for a software update for the OS on the phone, but if this is your 2nd one, there's a setting somewhere that's screwing you, it sounds like.

Without knowing more details on the make/model, I can't add much more than that.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 04, 2013 05:47 PM (xmcEQ)

115 While on the subject of phones, my Nexus 4 came in.

What a beauty. Runs super fast too. I literally can't find any lag on the thing.

They sell em unlocked on the Google store for $300 to be used on any GSM network.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 04, 2013 05:47 PM (FsUAO)

116 If I could only teach my morning wood to turn on the coffee maker before waking me, I'd be happy.

Posted by: garrett at February 04, 2013 05:47 PM (BO0dy)

117 It does not affect my phone to charge all night. It also does not seem to affect the alarm function. In fact, since I have it set to go off every weekday at 6:00 am, it will go off even if the phone is turned off.

Posted by: maddogg at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (OlN4e)

118
Defense cuts hurt the economy much worse thanother cuts in govt. spending. Cut most depts, you lose some employees and lose some computer and paper sales.

Cut defense, you lose manufacturing, research, jobs, and more.


The only cut a liberal loves.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (1Y+hH)

119 Never trust Jerry Seinfeld to wake you up.

Posted by: Jean-Paul at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (feFL6)

120
That's a lot of light at night. I have a vizio tv and they have this awful bright white LED "VIZIO" logo... when the tv is off! Just to let you know it's off.


They didn't have electrical tape when I was young either.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (+z4pE)

121 Aren't there any ancient morons who will suggest the tried true bladder alarm? Drink a large glass of water at bedtime, then let your internal fill gauge wake you. Or warm you. Whichever.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (XNmGP)

122 107
Yayz.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (Qxdfp)

123 why does every f'n' electronic device have a bright LED register to tell
you, as far as I can see, that it's successfully drawing power from the
wall?


Oh, no shit. Between my laptop, my phones, and my Kindle, there's enough light in my room to read by (not that it's all that dark to begin with; the blackout curtain only blocks about 80% of my neighbors' exterior searchlights). Everything has to go a different room except one phone.

Even the "dim" setting on my alarm clock can keep me up, I had to turn it toward the other wall.

Posted by: HeatherRadish, pre-denounced for your convenience at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (ZKzrr)

124 An iphone is fine as a *backup* alarm but you'd be better off just buying a decent reliable dedicated alarm clock.

If you travel a good amount, one way to reduce stress from it is to keep your environment as unchanging as possible. So I have two identical nice little atomic time-synced alarm clocks that I use. One is my home one and the other is for traveling. This way I never have to figure out a new clock or rely on the front desk.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 04, 2013 05:49 PM (pAlYe)

125
"Attorneys representing environmentalist groups in a lawsuit
against a major oil company bribed an Ecuadorian judge to issue a
multi-billion dollar judgment against that oil company, according to
sworn testimony by a judge involved in the scheme.

***

I wonder what the bribe was. I mean, 1% of a multi-billion dollar judgment would fix you pretty nicely. Buty it is Ecuador so it may have been a goat and all the pineapple you can eat.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 04, 2013 05:49 PM (XUKZU)

126 Aren't there any ancient morons who will suggest the tried true bladder
alarm? Drink a large glass of water at bedtime, then let your internal
fill gauge wake you. Or warm you. Whichever.


When I was going through basic training I would drink two quarts of water before bed, just so that I'd wake up at 3am to piss, and while I was up I'd shave. While the rest of the platoon was fighting over sink and mirror space, I'd be busy making my bunk.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:49 PM (hpDVh)

127 Defense cuts hurt the economy much worse thanother
cuts in govt. spending. Cut most depts, you lose some employees and lose
some computer and paper sales.

Cut defense, you lose manufacturing, research, jobs, and more.



Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at February 04, 2013 05:48 PM (1Y+hH)

If it doesn't hurt, it isn't going to work. Letting it burn is also an effort to get people to WAKE UP!!!!!!!


We need an alarm clock for Stupid.



Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 04, 2013 05:50 PM (bb5+k)

128 I have Kate Upton wake me every morning. Gently, cooing, with red fingernails and a cool touch. Then bares herself, begging me to take her.

In other words, I don't have any problems with my iPhone alarm whether it's charging or not. I just make sure the sound is maxed.

Posted by: Soona at February 04, 2013 05:51 PM (6IeiZ)

129 You know as someone who has trouble sleeping anyway -- why does every f'n' electronic device have a bright LED register to tell you, as far as I can see, that it's successfully drawing power from the wall?

My husband covers our clock radio with a cloth to make sure the room is in total darkness while I can sleep with all lights on.

I also have difficulties waking up so a raucous radio station is it and even then it can take me up to fifteen minutes to notice it.

Posted by: Decaf at February 04, 2013 05:51 PM (NmvvV)

130 Well my research grant funding got cut, so there's that.

Going to have to beg for some money from another dept. Fun.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 74% more DOOM! at February 04, 2013 05:51 PM (FsUAO)

131 thanks for putting me some knowledge on these dumb phones.

Posted by: ace at February 04, 2013 05:51 PM (LCRYB)

132 Oh, no shit. Between my laptop, my phones, and my Kindle, there's enough
light in my room to read by (not that it's all that dark to begin with;
the blackout curtain only blocks about 80% of my neighbors' exterior
searchlights). Everything has to go a different room except one phone.


Ugh, I have the same problem. My cable modem has a bright blue light that fucks with my sleeping habits, and I have two laptops that have bright yellow LEDs.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:51 PM (hpDVh)

133 "...the noise keeps the monsters from emerging from the closet too."

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 04, 2013 05:45 PM (J6hHs)

Why I love AOSHQ

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 05:51 PM (GsoHv)

134 Wait, first question: Is it bad to charge a phone all night?

Nah, most devices automatically quit charging when they've reached full charge even if they're still plugged in, i've never had a problem with my phone's alarm, it goes off whether it's plugged in or not. you might try doing a reset of the phone, although that would wipe out everything you have on it.

Posted by: booger at February 04, 2013 05:52 PM (HI6wa)

135
Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 04, 2013 05:50 PM (bb5+k)Well, I was jus' sayin'....something true.

Posted by: Meremortal, watching it burn at February 04, 2013 05:52 PM (1Y+hH)

136 Well, there's a ton of civilians in the DoD (I think the estimate is around 800,000--which, truth be told, is probably more than it needs, although that also includes the bulk of the intelligence community), and if a significant percentage of them are like me, after last week's news I'm done buying stuff until I find out whether this is going to happen, so it's probably already hitting the economy. I have a 9-year-old car I was starting to think of trading in--no WAY I'll do that now.

But as long as the multibillion dollar industries of Sesame Street and Planned Parenthood keep getting their government cheese and the Free Shit Army isn't inconvenienced in any way, it will all be worth it. /

Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 05:52 PM (g7D8V)

137 110 I used to have a windup and got used to the tick/tock...the noise keeps the monsters from emerging from the closet too.

Depends on the type of 'tick-tock', I think...

I had one that would insert a random'tickety' in it's ticking, that was unnerving.
It would go:
tick/tock, tick/tock, tick/tock, tickety!/tock, tick/tock, tick/tock...

So it would drive me nuts, listening and waiting for that next 'tickety'.

Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 05:53 PM (BZMZX)

138 My husband covers our clock radio with a cloth to make sure the room is in total darkness while I can sleep with all lights on.


The room has to be either brightly lit or completely dark. If it's halfway between I get a sudden case of insomnia. Thank God that the Army helped teach me to fall asleep anywhere.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:53 PM (hpDVh)

139 I've only used my Iphone alarm for past two years. You can set it to go off every minute if you want. I would think every phone could be set up the same way.

The only problem I have with the alarmhaving it plugged in to charge all night is that when the alarm goes off, I have to get up to hit the snooze. Pisses me off that Ididn'ttime the battery life to correspond with my sleeping.

Posted by: polynikes at February 04, 2013 05:54 PM (m2CN7)

140
SOON I'LL BE LOVING YOU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikTQZ9iW_VA

Posted by: Marvin Gaye at February 04, 2013 05:54 PM (8lKWo)

141 Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:49 PM (hpDVh)

Clearly a conservative.

Ooooh look...everyone's going over there. I'll go the other way.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 05:54 PM (GsoHv)

142 38 Colorado Alex,

marching....the urinal.....anywhere.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 05:55 PM (LRFds)

143 But as long as the multibillion dollar industries of
Sesame Street and Planned Parenthood keep getting their government
cheese and the Free Shit Army isn't inconvenienced in any way, it will
all be worth it. /


Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 05:52 PM (g7D8V

Ft. Stewart is based outside Savannah, and they're already talking about how the DoD cutbacks are going to affect not only the civilian employees, but slow an already sluggish economy around the base.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:55 PM (UOM48)

144 Get one of those alarm clocks that rocks itself off the night table and "walks" across the room so you have to go fetch it to turn it off. I think it's called a "wocky" or something like that.

Posted by: Qzsusy at February 04, 2013 05:55 PM (vEJuY)

145 123 Jane D'oh,

America you bought it so he gets to break it!

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 05:56 PM (LRFds)

146 144
Get one of those alarm clocks that rocks itself off the night table and
"walks" across the room so you have to go fetch it to turn it off. I
think it's called a "wocky" or something like that.




Is it bullet-proof?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 05:56 PM (UOM48)

147
A Young Dominican hooker. That's what you need, Ace.

They get up real early to watch cartoons before school.

Posted by: BOb Menendez (D) at February 04, 2013 05:57 PM (8lKWo)

148 Definitely a cat. They memorize your schedule to within about 5 mins. Mine licks my eyelids to wake me. Trust me on this, it is most effective.

Posted by: Tutu at February 04, 2013 05:57 PM (pQXbd)

149
Clearly a conservative.

Ooooh look...everyone's going over there. I'll go the other way.



More like, "If I make a little sacrifice now, it pays off in the long run." as well as "ooh, personal responsibility!"

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:58 PM (hpDVh)

150 146...Is it bullet-proof?

Harr.
I love you, Jane.
In a sisterly way, of course.

Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 05:58 PM (BZMZX)

151 My phone has never been off in 4 years, and i leave it charging over night with alarm's set. Dont think its a issue.

Posted by: Saar at February 04, 2013 05:59 PM (ryT1J)

152 OT: Our problems are solved. Janet Neapolitano, the half white, half black, half native American director Homeland Security is running for president! She'll bring us together.

Linked on Drudge.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 04, 2013 05:59 PM (XUKZU)

153 Use the sun.

Posted by: ExPat Patriot at February 04, 2013 06:00 PM (1HKqN)

154
marching....the urinal.....anywhere.


I've never been to Ranger School, so unfortunately I don't have any good "I slept through a 20 mile ruck march" or "I was having a conversation with a grandfather clock, but then I realized that it was just I tree and that made more sense" stories.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 06:00 PM (hpDVh)

155 Posted by: Saar at February 04, 2013 05:59 PM (ryT1J)

I worked with someone named Saar.

NYC? about 10 years ago?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 06:01 PM (GsoHv)

156 I have 2 alarms set due to my insomnia most nights. A regular clock and then my phone alarm which is charging across my bedroom. I make myself have to get up to shut it off.
I have an older BB - nothing fancy and it works everytime.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2013 06:01 PM (G+Wff)

157 Apart from the specifics of the current situation, Obama did dick when he had a Democrat House and Senate, other than assrape healthcare and play golf.

So any promises made now are just Plain And Simple Horseshit.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 04, 2013 06:02 PM (bxiXv)

158 Fucking monarchy. Corpses could appear one morning on the white house lawn and the Press wouldn't ask questions if it made the president look bad.

Posted by: Sgt. York at February 04, 2013 06:02 PM (FL9pc)

159 OT: Our problems are solved. Janet Neapolitano, the half white, half black, half native American director Homeland Security is running for president! She'll bring us together.

You forgot 'half-man, half-woman.'

And half-wit.

Posted by: zsasz at February 04, 2013 06:02 PM (MMC8r)

160 Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 05:58 PM (hpDVh)

Sort of the same thing.

The herd rarely demonstrates personal responsibility, or short-term sacrifice for long-term good.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 04, 2013 06:03 PM (GsoHv)

161
Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 05:40 PM (g7D8V)

Palandine,
The worst part. I have it on good authority that more than a few agencies were planning to cut things other than personnel hours to meet the sequester (travel, programs, retirement buyoutsetc.) but are being told "tough shit, cut the hours."
I suspect this is political games by the Crackpots up in the White House trying to game the system by crying "see look at all the families affected" when they didn't actually have to be.
I'm pissed. And my home needs its work anyway, so I have no choice but to spend some of my money.

Posted by: tsrblke at February 04, 2013 06:03 PM (GaqMa)

162 Now that Ace has straightened out his phone alarm problems let discuss Jack Lew.

What can you say? How is he different from Geithner or any other Obama official?

They are all aristocrats to whom laws do not apply, Obama doesn't know any other kind. Besides, if he is knocked back President Caligula will nominate his dog since he doesn't have a horse.

Posted by: Decaf at February 04, 2013 06:03 PM (NmvvV)

163 Do you have mike and the mechanics silent running on your phone? I hear that song can mess with the alarm.

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at February 04, 2013 06:04 PM (RZ8pf)

164 I thought "Medicare" was the name of his often violated Schnauzer.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 04, 2013 06:04 PM (7xPCu)

165 154 Colorado Alex,

Yeah I never made it to RIP or went after the Tab I was just a blue...
I pulled duty twice in 3 nights and by the end of the second pull I was asleep standing up taking a leak.

Best 45 minutes I ever had I suppose.

We were doing our 12 miler to stay MOS Qd as 11Hs for dismount and I guess I slept for 3 miles of it....which was bad since I was an ASL.

You use your nose and hand to hold the straps of the ruck ahead and the nose is your "oh no no oops" spacing indicator.

I mean yeah I slept when I wasn't TC or gunner, I slept in the cattle cars in boot, I slept at the conference center at Sand hill, I slept and slept and slept as much as I could

'cause sometimes you can't sleep for days.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 04, 2013 06:05 PM (LRFds)

166 And the reason Republicans oppose "first and only" defense cuts is because they never do cut fat, they cut meat, and then we have to rebuild it at twice the cost later while paying for the fat in the meantime.

Let's face it, the defense budget didn't go up 600 Billion dollars per year from 2006 to 2007. That isn't the only or main reason we're going bankrupt.

Of course cuts can be made, we don't trust Democrats to get within a lightyear of sane on the subject. Because experience.

Hell, they won't even take their *own* budgets seriously enough to vote on them.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 04, 2013 06:05 PM (bxiXv)

167 Lots of great $20 alarm clocks with 2 distinctly separate alarm timer
settings.

The "status" lights on electronic appliances are freakin' annoying. Use a paper punch on the sticky part of a postit note, recover the "discs" and stick them on top of the LED lights.


ProTip: hand held office supply paper punches are the perfect diameter for motorcycle case gasket studs and bolts.

Posted by: 13times at February 04, 2013 06:05 PM (h6XiD)

168 "...so I have no choice but to spend some of my money."

Posted by: tsrblke at February 04, 2013 06:03 PM (GaqMa)

Your money?

Who the fuck do you think you are?

Posted by: The FSA at February 04, 2013 06:05 PM (GsoHv)

169 24


It'wasn't the Snooze!
Everybody thinks it was the Snooze!


Posted by: Jean-Paul at February 04, 2013 05:29 PM (BO0dy)

Heh. I actually got hit with the AM/PM problem during a business trip last month.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at February 04, 2013 06:06 PM (7xeJQ)

170 Swiss Army ring.

http://tinyurl.com/ax7q2yt

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 04, 2013 06:07 PM (XUKZU)

171 My son showed me a picture his Sgt. took of him in A-stan "sleep driving" his armored vehicle with a mine-roller on the front.

His eyes were shut, and he was partially slumped over the wheel, but he was driving.

Made me sad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 04, 2013 06:07 PM (UOM48)

172 Posted by: tsrblke

Absolutely true. The part of the DoD I work for had said it could make the cuts without cutting hours, but out of "solidarity" with the rest of the DoD decided to go along with the pay/hours cuts. I suspect the solidarity thing is BS and they were told this is how to do the cuts.

Screw it, I won't be used that way--I'll get by on economizing and skipping a vacation, but I won't let the tyrant use me as a cudgel to get more taxes placed on me. Let it burn.

Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 06:07 PM (g7D8V)

173 A couple of things might help with the insomnia:

1) Cut off the computer use at a specific time. It can be a distraction that keeps your body from winding down in the evening. If you shut off the computer at, say, 9:30 pm, then your body starts to get used to the idea that it needs to start getting ready for bed. Use the time to read a book.

2) Work out in the early evening. I like to hit the gym around 8pm and lift for an hour. Even if you just have some weights in your apartment and run through some basic exercises, it can help to burn off excess energy.

3) A hot shower right before bed.

4) I've had a lot of luck with melatonin. It works to knock me out all night.

5) Get rid of the electronics that can fill the room with LED light.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 06:08 PM (hpDVh)

174 The republicans are absolutely complicit.

Get back to me when they stop sending letters down the street and start calling press conferences every day at 8:00 to discuss the many things the MFM ought to be asking the president and the senate about.

Until then, in my opinion, we have no opposition party.

Posted by: Truman North, by golly at February 04, 2013 06:08 PM (I2LwF)

175 I've read that Elizabeth Warren wants to run for Pres in 2016.Yep,Fauxcohontas.

Posted by: steevy at February 04, 2013 06:08 PM (9XBK2)

176

Oh my.

On the Allen West recount issue:

On November 13, Walker held a press conference admitting that “mistakes were made” and her staff acted “in haste” to process the results. Local news outlets reported the enormity of the “mistakes":

Out of 94 precincts, the first 40--mostly in Fort Pierce--weren't counted at all, and the last 54--mostly in Port St. Lucie---were counted twice…”.


port lucie was trying hard to be a hollywood mini-me

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 06:08 PM (LpQbZ)

177 One set of laws for the Proletariat. Another set of laws for the Vanguard of the Proletariat. Makes sense if you think about it. Just not too hard.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 04, 2013 06:08 PM (tbBtG)

178 ace:

I've owned multiple phones that changed ringtone profiles (tones, volumes, etc.) depending upon whether or not the phones were plugged into the charger. That may be something to look into.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at February 04, 2013 06:09 PM (7xeJQ)

179
Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 06:07 PM (g7D8V)

My wife says if her hours get cut she's going to take up volunteering in that 1 day off, and then we'll take the tax deduction for the volunteering (you can deduct hours as a non-item donation.)
Suck it government, you take my money, and I'll get it back.
(Plus kudos to my brilliant wife for coming up with that shit.)

Posted by: tsrblke at February 04, 2013 06:09 PM (GaqMa)

180

*link

http://tinyurl.com/aoznj3a

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 06:09 PM (LpQbZ)

181 but out of "solidarity" with the rest of the DoD decided to go along with the pay/hours cuts.

Posted by: Palandine at February 04, 2013 06:07 PM (g7D8V)


Have they ever done anything out of "solidarity" with the taxpayers?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 04, 2013 06:10 PM (bxiXv)

182 You know what light annoys me most? The one on the smoke alarm in my bedroom. When its real dark, that fucker stares at you like the eye of Sauron.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 04, 2013 06:10 PM (J6hHs)

183
Ace has a 'bama pho. The one with no alarm because it's owner never goes to work!
I keed, I keed!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 04, 2013 06:11 PM (RzuEl)

184 182 You know what light annoys me most? The one on the smoke alarm in my bedroom. When its real dark, that fucker stares at you like the eye of Sauron.
Posted by: @PurpAv at February 04, 2013 06:10 PM (J6hHs)


I think when the battery starts to get weak, it has an audible alarm...if you can call an electronic speaker's imitation of a sodomized baboon an alarm.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 04, 2013 06:12 PM (7xPCu)

185 "183
Ace has a 'bama pho. The one with no alarm because it's owner never goes to work!
I keed, I keed!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 04, 2013 06:11 PM (RzuEl) "

No. There's an alarm. Every couple of years or so.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 04, 2013 06:12 PM (tbBtG)

186 My son showed me a picture his Sgt. took of him in A-stan "sleep driving" his armored vehicle with a mine-roller on the front.

His eyes were shut, and he was partially slumped over the wheel, but he was driving.

Made me sad.


When I was in college I worked 40 hours a week, so I'd be out the door at 7am and rarely home before 10pm, and usually in bed at about 2am. A couple of times, while writing papers, I fell asleep but continued to type. I'd wake up to find a paper where you could tell where I had fallen asleep because I transitioned into a stream of consciousness for about two pages and then woke up again.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 04, 2013 06:13 PM (hpDVh)

187 You know what light annoys me most? The one on the smoke alarm in my
bedroom. When its real dark, that fucker stares at you like the eye of
Sauron.


Yep, I stuck a small square of duck tape over that beady little eye.

Posted by: jakeman at February 04, 2013 06:13 PM (96M6e)

188 It wasn't the snooze.It was the radio alarm volume.It had seperate knobs.Why seperate knobs?!
Jean-Paul

Posted by: steevy at February 04, 2013 06:13 PM (9XBK2)

189 Ace, publish your private number on the blog and tell us what time you want to wake up.

Seems totally safe.

Posted by: Truman North, by golly at February 04, 2013 06:14 PM (I2LwF)

190
I have the Visu zen alarm clock.
it slaps the shit outta me.
20 times.

Posted by: 13times at February 04, 2013 06:14 PM (h6XiD)

191 They are all aristocrats to whom laws do not apply,
Obama doesn't know any other kind. Besides, if he is knocked back
President Caligula will nominate his dog since he doesn't have a horse.

Posted by: Decaf at February 04, 2013 06:03 PM (NmvvV)

I think people are finally getting the idea that Socialism/Communism is really nothing but the "New Feudalism."
They were always in favor of "Monarchy/Aristocracy." That's why the hate the United States so much. It was the first time in History when a nation was led by an Aristocracy. Ever since it was created, the forces of Aristocracy have been trying to tear it down.







Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 04, 2013 06:14 PM (bb5+k)

192 I have a Samsung Galaxy. It allows you to choose the alarm ring tone. I have it set on one that starts off soft and then gradually gets louder. Sometimes, if I wake up at the same time the alarm begins to go off there is no sound even though the screen is showing an alarm. If I don't turn it off immediately, it gradually gets louder. If your phone doesn't have the option to start with a soft tone and gradually get louder, there are apps for android and iphones that will do it for you. Some apps even claim to wake you up during the best time of your sleeping pattern so you feel less tired.

Posted by: OceanusRex at February 04, 2013 06:14 PM (6Hspk)

193 My DoD organization has been wishy-washy about furloughs. However, it's all but eliminated travel. Fuck you, customers!

Thankfully, the "cubical half-heightening" project is still a go! That's where perfectly good cubicals are torn down and replaced with those comprising walls half as high. It's supposed to increase productivity. Uh huh.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at February 04, 2013 06:15 PM (7xeJQ)

194
Swiss Army ring.

Want!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 04, 2013 06:16 PM (+z4pE)

195
Dad has the same 'Big Ben' (westclock?) he bought in in 1958, i'm sure!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at February 04, 2013 06:17 PM (RzuEl)

196 Ace, you FOOL!

Jack Lew is sneaking into your bedroom (or wherever) as soon as you enter REM sleep, and TURNING OFF YOUR PHONE RINGER!

He does this because Obama told him to. Because your blog-fu is too strong, and he must deny the purity of your essence.

Or something.

(Oh, my loving God . . . did I just make a reference to Ace's "essence?")

I denounce myself.

Posted by: filbert at February 04, 2013 06:18 PM (NaNKB)

197 190
I have the Visu zen alarm clock.
it slaps the shit outta me.
20 times.
Posted by: 13times at February 04, 2013 06:14 PM (h6XiD)

I customized mine for a dozen kicks in the ass.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 04, 2013 06:18 PM (7xPCu)

198 Excuse me, "Not led by an Aristocracy."

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 04, 2013 06:19 PM (bb5+k)

199 Only had my Droid Razr alarm not go off once. Turns out I was a little too aggressive with the nighttime battery saver "smart actions" function by shutting down cellular data overnight until just before the alarm was to go off.

Turns out the phone clock didn't like it when there was no data connection to keep the clock in sync.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 04, 2013 06:19 PM (SY2Kh)

200 That's where perfectly good cubicals are torn down and replaced with those comprising walls half as high.

Oh, ugh. We have those. All it increases is noise, mostly from people screwing around. And the guy who sits in front of me and bothers me every three minutes came in today with the flu. That's gonna be great for my productivity.

Posted by: HeatherRadish, pre-denounced for your convenience at February 04, 2013 06:19 PM (ZKzrr)

201 "196 Ace, you FOOL!

Jack Lew is sneaking into your bedroom (or wherever) as soon as you enter REM sleep, and TURNING OFF YOUR PHONE RINGER!

He does this because Obama told him to. Because your blog-fu is too strong, and he must deny the purity of your essence.

Or something.

(Oh, my loving God . . . did I just make a reference to Ace's "essence?")

I denounce myself.

Posted by: filbert at February 04, 2013 06:18 PM (NaNKB) "

Ace never enters REM sleep.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 04, 2013 06:19 PM (tbBtG)

202 That's where perfectly good cubicals are torn down and replaced with those comprising walls half as high.

Half-height cubicle walls are not walls unless you're two feet tall.

Posted by: t-bird at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (FcR7P)

203 176 Oh my.
On the Allen West recount issue:


So...we still don't know what the accurate count is?

I am still steamed about that whole thing.
We needed Allen West in DC...he's one of the few who would speak out against all the weasels.

Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (BZMZX)

204 Ace never enters REM sleep.

Oh, yeah. Right.

EWOK sleep, then.

Posted by: filbert at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (NaNKB)

205 Half-height cubicle walls are not walls unless you're two feet tall.
Posted by: t-bird at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (FcR7P)

Legally, I think that if you can make a dart stick in it, it's a wall.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 04, 2013 06:22 PM (7xPCu)

206 "204 Ace never enters REM sleep.

Oh, yeah. Right.

EWOK sleep, then.

Posted by: filbert at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (NaNKB) "

This is ENDOR!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 04, 2013 06:23 PM (tbBtG)

207 So...we still don't know what the accurate count is?

I am still steamed about that whole thing.
We needed Allen West in DC...he's one of the few who would speak out against all the weasels.
Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (BZMZX)



the breitbart link/piece states it won't matter

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 06:23 PM (LpQbZ)

208 OT
Sandyhook dad you`ll have to take my guns from my cold dead hands



http://tinyurl.com/bhotkjj

Posted by: T. Hunter - let it burn at February 04, 2013 06:24 PM (EZl54)

209 I am in cubicle hell myself. To the left of me I have the bathrooms with very insufficient sound proofing. I get to hear my co-worker's crapping, yaking, farting, sharting, and God only know 'fappin'" as well.
On really special days the smell is so strong it wafts over into my cube whereby I get to smell the fuit of their loins.
To my right are the non-stop talkers, bitchers, moaners, and groaners.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2013 06:24 PM (G+Wff)

210 Ace, I have the same intermittent problem, except I use a (new-ish) battery-powered alarm clock. Woke up late this morning, alarm was set and activated correctly, but it never made a noise of any sort.

Maybe we're parallel universe twins?!?

Posted by: restless native at February 04, 2013 06:24 PM (Qixui)

211 "207 So...we still don't know what the accurate count is?

I am still steamed about that whole thing.
We needed Allen West in DC...he's one of the few who would speak out against all the weasels.
Posted by: wheatie at February 04, 2013 06:21 PM (BZMZX)


the breitbart link/piece states it won't matter

Posted by: beach at February 04, 2013 06:23 PM (LpQbZ) "

'What does it matter who won the election?'

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 04, 2013 06:25 PM (tbBtG)

212 I swear that I never actually sleep at night. I'm aware of everything going on around me, at *that exact* moment in time. It's like I'm running a computer loop all night long;
10 smell smoke?
20 intruder?
30 someone say something?
40 time to wake up? getting bright out?
50 goto 10

But there's this gigantic road paving instrument that comes along ten minutes later and erases my memory if it's not memorable. If my wife changes the tv station I'm watching in the middle of the night, even though she claims I'm snoring, I can recite the past couple of minutes of dialog to prove to her I was awake. While I'm asleep. Ask me the next morning, and it's totally gone.

My wife thinks that's insane. But I know that if I were to get up out of bed and bend over her, in the middle of the night, with a woodie of historic proportions, she *will* wake up. Because it's so odd and outside of her personnel computer loop. So I don't really believe she is *actually* asleep at *that* moment.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at February 04, 2013 06:25 PM (feFL6)

213 My son showed me a picture his Sgt. took of him in A-stan "sleep driving" his armored vehicle with a mine-roller on the front.

There are few things more startlingly terrifying than waking up to discover that you're driving.

That, and waking up in the bed of the snaggle-toothed Swamp Thing who was eyeing you up at last call the night before.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 04, 2013 06:25 PM (SY2Kh)

214 209 I am in cubicle hell myself. To the left of me I have the bathrooms with very insufficient sound proofing. I get to hear my co-worker's crapping, yaking, farting, sharting, and God only know 'fappin'" as well.
On really special days the smell is so strong it wafts over into my cube whereby I get to smell the fuit of their loins.
To my right are the non-stop talkers, bitchers, moaners, and groaners.
Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2013 06:24 PM (G+Wff)

Wow...a feedlot sounds more sanitary. However, I bet you don't eat much at work.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 04, 2013 06:26 PM (7xPCu)

215 "212 I swear that I never actually sleep at night. I'm aware of everything going on around me, at *that exact* moment in time. It's like I'm running a computer loop all night long;
10 smell smoke?
20 intruder?
30 someone say something?
40 time to wake up? getting bright out?
50 goto 10

But there's this gigantic road paving instrument that comes along ten minutes later and erases my memory if it's not memorable. If my wife changes the tv station I'm watching in the middle of the night, even though she claims I'm snoring, I can recite the past couple of minutes of dialog to prove to her I was awake. While I'm asleep. Ask me the next morning, and it's totally gone.

My wife thinks that's insane. But I know that if I were to get up out of bed and bend over her, in the middle of the night, with a woodie of historic proportions, she *will* wake up. Because it's so odd and outside of her personnel computer loop. So I don't really believe she is *actually* asleep at *that* moment.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at February 04, 2013 06:25 PM (feFL6) "

Sounds like a useful mutation.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 04, 2013 06:27 PM (tbBtG)

216 Wow...a feedlot sounds more sanitary. However, I bet you don't eat much at work.
Posted by: model_1066

That is one advantage - it helped my diet out tremendously.

Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2013 06:28 PM (G+Wff)

217 200


Oh,
ugh. We have those. All it increases is noise, mostly from people
screwing around.



Posted by: HeatherRadish, pre-denounced for your convenience at February 04, 2013 06:19 PM (ZKzrr)

Awesome! I can't wait. It did act as the burr in my butt to repair my Bose headphones so I will be prepared to become entirely oblivious of my environment. Teamwork!! or some shit like that.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at February 04, 2013 06:28 PM (7xeJQ)

218 193 That's where perfectly good cubicals are torn down and replaced with those comprising walls half as high. It's supposed to increase productivity.

---------

It increases productivity in the same way that the boss leaving his door half open in the movie Brazil does: it allows management to easily glance around and see if you're goofing off.

Posted by: Citizen Anachronda at February 04, 2013 06:30 PM (xGZ+b)

219 Posted by: Cheri at February 04, 2013 06:28 PM (G+Wff)

I reread what I typed and crossed my fingers you wouldn't take it the wrong way...thanks!

Posted by: model_1066 at February 04, 2013 06:30 PM (7xPCu)

220 212


10 smell smoke?




Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at February 04, 2013 06:25 PM (feFL6)

One of the reasons I rarely employ central heating (beside being a cheap bastard) is that the smell of dust burning on the heater elements constantly wakes me up. I'll then proceed to hover my hand over the floor vents to feel the hot air, and then fall back asleep. Repeat.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's solid gold diaphragm at February 04, 2013 06:33 PM (7xeJQ)

221 Re Jack Lew and the lawbreaking...now you know why I am against a balanced budget amendment or any other law with all kinds of penalties. The problem is, nobody is enforcing the old laws, so why bother? It gives us a false sense of security. And the GOP seems to be happy to sit in their offices and issue sternly worded letters to the miscreants, while ignoring the enraged people they represent.

(My old Blackberry and new Android work fine with alarms, charging or not. Maybe you have some preference set wrong?)

Posted by: PJ at February 04, 2013 06:50 PM (ZWaLo)

222 Ace, I can say that the Iphone alarm just gives up if you let it run for about 45 minutes. It will say the alarm is going off but no noise comes out. You CANNOT use it as an alarm clock, especially if the wakeup is do or die.

Posted by: Joe at February 04, 2013 06:51 PM (UesHZ)

223 My experience is that secondary 'app' alarms don't go off when the phone goes into sleep mode (or whatever it is called when the screen turns off to save battery). Turning off sleep mode, and or using the alarm utility that came with the phone instead of a 3rd party downloaded alarm app solved the exact same problem for me. Charging is irrelevant based on my experience. I actually figured that out while staying at a holiday inn express. hmmmm...

Posted by: pet at February 04, 2013 06:58 PM (r0DVT)

224 We're watching the revolution in progress. Forward!

Posted by: SFGoth at February 04, 2013 07:17 PM (dZ756)

225 Meditation will cure your insomnia. Seriously. Worked for me.

Posted by: Jason at February 04, 2013 07:45 PM (loLdD)

226 I am remembering that liberals put a good man, Scooter Libby, in jail for much less.

I've just about had enough.

Posted by: Marcus at February 04, 2013 09:00 PM (vVMvo)

227 Ace, get a a twelve-year-old to fix your phone.

Posted by: West at February 04, 2013 11:10 PM (vEjs1)

228 By what constitutional authority does a law make the POTUS submit a budget? I suppose since almost everything the government now does is unconstitutional, it is not even worth mentioning that Medicare is not permitted, unless one does the old liberal trick of saying that "general welfare," means just about anything. I that is true, then why have strictly enumerated powers at all?

Posted by: Baldy at February 04, 2013 11:48 PM (opS9C)

229 I leave it plugged in all night and mine still works.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - there on Thunder Island! at February 05, 2013 09:38 AM (hLRSq)

230 Poor ace.

Sympathy sympathy sympathy

I have been battling the phone alarm problem for years. It is either silent for no apparent reason, or screeches horribly (randomly) when attached to a clock radio so that you have to hide under the bed. This makes me late for work.
Clock radios, radios, pillow speakers, and alarm clocks are useless. Lights turning on gradually via timers or LED alarm clock are effective if it's dark out.

My solution over the last few months is a free iPhone alarm app. I have it on two phones going off simultaneously next to my pillow and nightstand ( while charging). It really works, I no longer experience the silent alarm problem. You have a choice of alarms or iPhone music. It snoozes and vibrates. You can set up many many alarms all morning or all day. My favorite is the "airport chime". The app is so good that I am afraid to update it, because some changes were made. I feel guilty because it keeps reminding me to rate it and I have not.

It is called "alarmed" on the iPhone App Store. Apparently the latest version was changed so that the alarm clock itself was broken out into a separate app, called "Yocto Alarm Clock" . Hope this helps.



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