It’s a knife fight…

Well…as per normal, I didn’t watch the dem debate last night but I have been reading about it and yow! I guess Mike Bloomberg thought his money would protect him from attacks from the other candidates but it really, really didn’t…starting with Liz, he was punched from all sides and knifed for good measure with no response but to show his disdain for having his rich ass questioned when he feels like his money should shield him from everything…and you know the one thing I find striking about Mikey is how much he is like the idiot trump…from his mistreatment of women and minorities to not releasing his tax returns (and using the trump defense that they are just too complicated to release), to having everyone he comes into contact with required to sign NDA’s, and being accused of silencing women he has harassed using those same NDA’s, he just appears to be another rich guy who thinks the rules don’t apply to him and people should just bow down to him because he is rich…but the others on the stage last night weren’t having it and I really hope that they have damaged him enough so he can’t buy the nomination…the last thing we need on our side is repub lite when we need true progressives to repair the damage the repubs have done over the past thirty years…

February 20th

Well…running a little late today with not getting out of bed til 6 after getting up for the first time at 5…not a bad night of sleep and I’ll take that any day…I am coughing some today and haven’t done that lately so I am a little confused on what triggered that…but, other than that, I feel okay…the feeling that two nights of pretty good sleep will give you…had a pretty good day yesterday and got a bunch of stuff done but I am done working on the house for a couple of days…just need to make a run out to HF this morning to get a bunch of stuff that are a buck each…and I need to get some allen sockets to try to get the crank arms off the bike and see if I can replace the front sprockets…if not, I am going to start looking for a new bike to order for spring…and with the new tires for the car, that is going to be over 500 bucks I need to spend in the next couple of weeks….so I need to not spend anything for a month or so to pay for them…after HF this morning that is….went out to the dollar store when I was running errands yesterday since I needed a new collander and also bought a 100 watt led bulb for the living room lamp…yow…that was a mistake…that bulb is way too bright for what I’m used to so I guess I’ll use it somewhere else…might go good downstairs to replace one of the cfl’s that are down there…not much to do today…no bike ride with the temp so cold so it looks like I have a morning to take it easy and just screw around for a while…then out to HF to get a grinding wheel for the new grinder that is only a buck so I guess I can afford that….more later….

That finishes it…

Well…I was going to take a day off before finishing up the last room and after hitting 5 stores doing errands this morning…but, you know that’s not me so, after lunch, I got after it and finished the room up….had to replace an outlet that was somehow broken in half…have never seen that before…and I put the light fixture back up in the closet…then I got to putting the blind up and just finished that, too…so, other than finding some trim for the baseboards, the room is done…okay, I still have one window to repair and paint but I look at those as independent projects and still have four of those to grind, sand, repair, and paint…along with scrubbing two sets of blinds and doing any repairs to them that they may need….and, with getting up at 5 this morning, I am ready to take the rest of the day off and watch some soccer that starts here in about 45 minutes…and probably take a 15 minute or so nap….it’s nice to get back to accomplishing things even though I won’t be back on the bike until Friday…but I may be able to do a double Friday and Saturday with it forecast to be in the 40′s…

Barr is not resigning…

Well….okay, let’s cut through the bullshit and get to the point…I have read all of the breathless reports that the corrupt Bill Barr is “thinking” of resigning and want to stop the wishful thinking right now….Barr is not resigning…this is all part of the coordination with the WH to take the heat off Barr for their destruction of the justice department…it has nothing to do with Barr growing a conscience since he has not shown one throughout his career…it is all about misdirection and showing the new “shiny object” to the media so they will stop writing about Barr’s corruption of the justice system…after all, Barr doesn’t care about his legacy since he has cemented his place as a right wing hero and is just drooling about getting his hands on some of that sweet sweet wingnut welfare…and has stated openly that he doesn’t care about his legacy, saying that “everyone dies” and the who cares? So, let’s stop all of the speculation…Barr isn’t going anywhere…

February 19th

Well…running early this morning with getting up around 5 but that was a solid 7 hours with getting to bed at 10 last night…but, again, that sets me up for getting everything done early again…I will have to wait to do the grocery run until 9 since I have to hit Aldi’s and DD and they don’t open til 9…I did remember to take some ibuprofen last night with all of the soreness from painting the other day and that really helps getting moving this morning…I actually feel pretty good today and that is even before the coffee has started to work…I am going to be bad the rest of the week with getting some thick cut bacon that is on sale at DD for 2.33 a pound…spent last night thinking of all the things I can make with it…chicken bacon club sandwiches, bacon cheeseburgers, BLT’s…bacon wrapped chicken breasts…you get the idea…all the food that is bad for me but I’ve been good the past couple of weeks so I guess I can splurge a little…didn’t get out on the bike yesterday with the wind blowing 20 mph and temps in the low 30′s…and I won’t be out today or tomorrow with highs in the 20′s and that is just too damn cold to go out…I did wash the car and bike yesterday but that was the extent of the work I got done…I think I may just put the shades up in the spare room but then take the rest of the day off and clean….I do need to start finding a new set of tires for the summer wheels on the Miata and want to get that done next week just in case the weather breaks and I can put them back on the car…and I need to start prepping for the outdoor work on the house and paint the front door…maybe that will be the next project I do…I have the paint but it is going to take lots of prep since the paint is peeling so badly….more later…

Crony capitalism at it’s worst…

Well…if it wasn’t already clear that the only purpose of any repub administration is to loot as much money as they can from yours and my tax dollars, you just have to look at the contracts being let for the idiot boy’s wall….just because the idiot stood up and brayed that the wall was an “emergency”, the rest of the government run by repubs is going along with the plunder and ignoring all of the purchasing rules that apply to government contracts. Just yesterday, it was reported that trump just gave out a contract to build 100 miles of his idiot wall for a billion dollars…yep, and the worst part is that there were no reviews, no competitive bidding and no compliance to any rules that every other contract has to meet…and this one shows the worst of crony capitalism…being given to a politically connected repub whose company has a total of 3 employees…yep, a billion dollar contract to a company that essentially doesn’t exist except in the fevered brain of the moron in chief….I wonder if this is the same company that got a 300 million dollar contract to fix the electrical grid in PR but didn’t do any work at all and just stole a hundred million dollars before their contract was terminated? There is a reason there are rules for government procurement…in every damn repub administration they treat the government like their own piggy bank to reward their friends and steal as much as they can….keep it up, folks…the day is coming when honest people will be running the government and there will be hell to pay….

I was right to be concerned…

Well…as I said a few hours ago, I was concerned that getting up at 4:30 was going to leave me bored by 8 and I was right…already have all of my work done for the day….started out with waxing the floor in the spare room and then hung the door which came out okay…still needs some adjustment but it opens, closes and latches okay so that will be something for later…and it appears my repairs to the hinge pin and the door are going to hold…then I went out and shoveled the slush so it won’t freeze into solid ice later when it gets colder, and then I had some work to do downstairs and got that done…and that finishes up what I had to do today…but, I am going to get out for a ride in a little while since I have some mail that needs to be mailed and I think I’ll make the ride over to the main post office part of today’s bike ride…I do need to cook later so maybe I won’t be so bored after all….and I know I’m going to need a nap later this aft…and I think I’ve earned it….more later….

February 18th

Well…don’t let anyone tell you that being up early is a “magical” time that should be savored…it’s not..it’s just up at 4:34 and then here at 5:25….but, I promised I wasn’t going to bitch about that any more…so, I won’t…I did get to bed early so maybe it’s not too bad…we’ll see later on in the morning…I did wake up pretty sore from painting but I didn’t take anything for it last night but it feels like I have tennis elbow and my thumb is quite bad, too…had a hard time pulling on the brake lever on the bike yesterday…okay…geez…I need to stop the whining….the room came out pretty good but there are a couple of spots where the paint soaked in that I’ll have to go over to make it match the rest of the wall but that’s not too bad…I was a little concerned that I would have to put a third coat on but it dried evenly so two will do…and I got the floor mopped last night so I can wax it this morning and try to re hang the door….but I am going to wait a while before I get going to make sure that I don’t have everything done before 8 and then set myself up for boredom for the rest of the morning…I do need to start putting my tools and materials away since I am done with most of them for now and I would like this place to not look like a construction area anymore….more later…

Busy day…

Well…man, it’s been a busy day today with getting started on the painting in the final room just a little after 8 this morning…after going out and getting 2 gallons of paint and the shades for the new window…so, I put the first coat on and it looked like one of those comedy routines where the paint just disappears into the wall after it’s applied…okay, not quite that bad but I really thought that I might have to do three coats to get it to cover…but, after the second coat drying some, it looks like two will do it and I am done with the large indoor projects…at least the painting part of it but it took me until almost 11:30 to finish and I am sore from using all those new muscles…so tomorrow I’ll clean and wax the floor and the room will be done except for hanging the door….and I think I’ll do that tomorrow, too….I even got a bike ride in today but now I am done for the day and am going to watch Man U at 3 and then the race at 4 since the idiot boy is not going to be there today…and, with getting up around 5, I think I may take a nap…

Barr really, really has to go…

Well…running a little late getting here for this one today and I have good reasons for it that I’ll get to later…first, another day, another revelation that Bill Barr has used his position to try to help trump instead of upholding the law…late last year, a Turkish bank with close ties to Turkey’s strongman was under investigation for a multitude of crimes including money laundering and helping Iran get around the UN sanctions it was under for it’s nuclear program…and of course Erdogan didn’t like that so he called the idiot trump, knowing that he is a patsy who can be taken advantage of, and asked him to kill the investigation before indictments could be handed down by the SDNY…and, of course, idiot boy called up his fixer Barr and told him to kill the investigation which Barr tried mightily to do but the prosecutors at SDNY were having none of that since they had spent years building the case and it was clear that the bank was breaking the law….so before Barr could fire anyone in the SDNY office, they filed the indictments and got the case into the courts…now, from what we’ve seen lately, that doesn’t matter to Barr at all…if it benefits trump or his cronies, there is nothing Barr won’t do…and that makes me call for his resignation…again…along with 1,100 former prosecutors who signed a letter saying that Barr is corrupting the justice system and has to go….and now….

What you never want to be….