“we’re not going to control the virus”

Well…hey, undecided voters…and even you trump supporters…this is what the idiot boy’s chief of staff said on one of the news shows this morning…that they have just given up doing anything about the virus that is killing more than 1,000 Americans a day and infecting over 80,000 a day…they are just going to wait and do nothing until there is a vaccine or other treatments…but until then? Not a damn thing…everyone is on their own and it’s perfectly acceptable to them that there will be another 150,000 dead before a vaccine is ready…how is this not manslaughter? Or reckless endangerment? How the hell can anyone be undecided when this news comes out every damn day…do you really think that trump is a better president than Joe Biden will be? I just saw a cartoon that puts the undecided voters in perspective…it has a child in a cage being asked by a woman with a cup of coffee in her hand…”who do you think I should vote for?” If you are still undecided you are one ignorant son of a bitch if you haven’t seen how atrocious idiot boy is….and if you can consider voting for trump after he has killed over 225,000 Americans by his inaction, you are dumber than a box of rocks and probably shouldn’t vote anyway…geez…

October 25th

Well…I am getting damn tired of this crap…back up before 5 with coughing like crazy again and didn’t sleep much at all…so, there will be a nap later on…can’t go on with 4-5 hours of sleep a day…and I had to take something for the coughing this morning…it’s been two weeks since this started and I still hurt like crazy from coughing…this is just so damn tiring….had an okay day yesterday but didn’t do much with all of the sports that were on but I am going to get some cleaning done today in between the stuff that is on today…and I do have to cook again today and I am looking forward to having some chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy…I did put jeans on to go out for the paper today and it was kind of funny with how much weight I’ve lost riding so much this summer…they were falling off and I should have put a belt on….normally when I go into jeans, they are pretty tight but not this year…I should be sore after getting back on the bike yesterday but I’m not and that is a little strange….the only thing that hurts this morning are my abs from all of the coughing….okay, my thighs are a little sore but not much…I am going to try to get back on the bike this afternoon but it is supposed to rain some…nothing on the radar yet so maybe it will hold off a while…more later

Got a bike ride in…

Well…have been trying to find a topic in politics to write about today with no luck so I think I’ll talk about this….I got a bike ride in today for the first time in three days and it felt good to get out and get some fresh air…but it was only 42 degrees when I went at 11:30 and that is borderline for going out in just my riding gloves…but the sun was shining and it was clear when I left but that turned into a cloudy day and I was freezing by the time I got back here and haven’t been able to get warm since….I think I’ll have to start thinking about my winter hat and full gloves if I go out tomorrow….my lungs were okay for the entire ride but I’m back to coughing and wheezing again but I think I’m better than yesterday….we’ll see how the rest of the day goes…I did make chili this morning and it came out pretty good once I remembered that using my tomatoes meant that I would have to add more brown sugar than I normally do to tamp the bitterness down…and I put a little frank’s in, too, and that brought it to life…I even got the chicken in the brine but had to use my big roaster since the chicken was too big to fit in a gallon bag…it’s almost 7 pounds and that’s a pretty damn big chicken….so that will keep me fed for a week and at 79cents a pound, it’s a pretty good deal….maybe more later….

October 24th

Well…damn, I’m so tired of feeling crappy and coughing all the time…and my abs hurt so much from it that it hurts just to move at all…and let’s top that up with a headache I’ve had for a week now and it adds up to feeling miserable…I wonder if part of it is not being on the bike for two days with all the rain we’ve had? I am getting out today but it will wait til the afternoon since it is cold out there right now and I don’t want to do full thermasuit just yet…..what a waste of a day yesterday…didn’t do a damn thing but put the trash out and roll the empty bins back behind the house…they finally picked up my recycling after a couple of weeks of trying so I can get back to it again instead of putting it in the trash…I had things to do but just couldn’t get motivated with all the coughing and feeling sore…and today will probably look much the same with all the soccer and racing that is on this morning and Man U plays at 12:30 so that will put me out on the bike at 2:30 unless they are losing…I do have to get the chicken in brine to cook tomorrow and make chili today so that will be fun to do….but right now I’m watching MotoGP qualifying and then F1 qualifying and having my coffee…and there will be news in there,too….more later…

What a difference a day makes….

Well….you know I talked about the pasta sauce in this morning’s post and I was not too sure about it…with the bitterness that comes from using fresh tomatoes that I had to try to smooth out by adding a little sugar…okay, what a difference a day in the fridge makes…just made some pasta for lunch and it doesn’t even taste like the same sauce…I guess sitting in the fridge overnight gave it a chance for the flavors to smooth out and meld together and all I wanted to do was make another batch of pasta to have more…I didn’t, of course, since it is the second day of not riding with all the rain and can’t afford the calories….I was disappointed in the sauce yesterday but I am so pleasantly surprised today that I may just freeze some of it for another time…yummy…

Support the Lincoln project…for now..

Well…I’m sure you’ve seen the brutal ads against the idiot trump that the Lincoln Project has done over the past 6 months or so, but there is one thing to remember…they are republicans…and not the morons that trump has surrounded himself with but guys with some smarts…so that is why we on the left have to keep our eyes open when the election is over…what mischief will they be up to if trump loses? Look, I don’t trust these guys as far as I can throw them…they are repubs after all and they need to prove they can be trusted and have the best interests of the country at heart…and they have built a fundraising and media machine that can just as easily be turned against our side as against trump and his cronies. That said, what they plan on doing over the next couple of months is turn their efforts to the enablers of trump and those who have gleefully ripped children from their parents, destroyed the post office, and embraced the fascists who are attacking peaceful protesters across this country…and it appears that it will be a scorched earth program that will ensure that if any of these thugs working for trump try to get other jobs after they are done ruining this country, they will be outed to any employer who is considering hiring them and then they are going to run ads in their hometowns to make sure their friends,  neighbors, and families know how terrible these people are…and what they’ve done…..and to show people like these that there is a price to pay for being such assholes…and it appears they are going to push for every damn one of them to be prosecuted if they’ve broken the law. Now, I can get behind that as the first step of restoring the rule of law in this country….it would be nice to see Bill Barr running a Taco Bell somewhere as he waits to go to jail for his crimes….but, let’s not let out guard down…one thing we’ve learned in the past 40 years is that you can’t trust repubs at all…and these guys are repubs after all…

October 23rd

Well….damn, my whole chest hurts from coughing again yesterday and last night and it is all from working in my own personal Chernobyl downstairs for only a half hour yesterday…and now I’ll be suffering all day today and probably for another week until my body recovers….but, I’m almost done down there so my exposure will be pretty limited until I’m done…slept okay last night and don’t feel really crappy today… a little crappy, but I can live with that….didn’t get out on the bike yesterday with all the rain but I am going to try to get out as soon as it gets light since it is 66 out there right now and I can get out for the last time in a shorts and a t-shirt if I can beat the rain and storms that are coming in…it’s going to be a race but I won’t feel bad if I don’t get out…there is a long line of storms and rain that are just to the northwest and the weather channel says it may storm around 10….then the temp is going to plunge later in the day and I’ll be back to full thermasuit tomorrow…I did make pasta sauce with my veggies yesterday and it came out good but forgot to put sugar in it to compensate for the bitterness of the tomatoes…but I fixed that after lunch and that made it much better…and I’m going to cook over the weekend…have a whole chicken to get in the brine tomorrow and I need to make chili with some burger that I have thawing downstairs and I’ll use up the rest of my tomatoes…dicing them to replace the canned ones I normally put in….not much to do today…just want to get a ride in before I start thinking about the rest of the day….more later….

A productive morning…

Well…yeah, no political ones as yet but I’ve had a lot to do and have most of it done so that feels good…just sitting here now waiting for the pressure to release from the instant pot so I can get to the rest of the process of making the sauce…I did find my blender and got that cleaned and ready to smooth out the sauce and then it needs to go into my two biggest pots to thicken on low….oh, I just remembered I have a big pot that I can use or I can just put it back in the instant pot to thicken it….I did get to shutting down half of the downstairs project this morning and took the equipment down…it will only be about 56 days until I can shut the rest of it down for good and start cleaning up after it and I am looking forward to that…I think I torched my lungs again this morning working downstairs since I am coughing again right now….damn…I will get to a political one this afternoon once I find a topic but I need to get on finishing the sauce right now….more later….

24 seconds of decency…

Well…okay, this is going to be a short one about a video I saw yesterday of Joe Biden talking to and comforting the survivors of the Parkland shooting in Florida in 2018…after talking to Debbi Hixon whose husband died in the shooting while saving many of his students, Joe starts to walk away and  you can hear Hixon’s son calling out to Joe and then you see him run into the picture as Joe turns around and Joe give him a big hug…then Joe thanks him for giving him the hug and asks if the boy is okay…when he shakes his head no, Joe kisses him on the head and reassures him that it will be okay…it will all be okay….now, I’ll admit that this small bit of decency, caring, and comfort affected me greatly after 4 years of the asshole in the WH…please go out and find it…it will warm your heart to see…

What you never want to be….