All posts by James DeVol

Bird watch…

Well…as I told you yesterday, I finally decided to get some bird food to fill the feeders in the front of the house yesterday and now I am on bird watch waiting for them to show up and eat some of it…I’ve even gone out and looked to see how long it can be before they find the food and found that there is a “rule of 2″ that you can go by…and that rule states: it can be two minutes, two hours, two days, or two months before you see birds at your feeder…yeah, I know, that’s a little tongue in cheek, essentially saying to have patience, that no one knows how long it takes for birds to find the food since it is basically by accident….but, that’s not good enough for me, dammit…I want to be entertained and if I went through the effort of buying the food and filling the feeders, the least the birds can do it get their butts here and eat it….oh, well…not sure if I’m going to make this a series yet but I am going to keep track of when they finally get here and that should be worth at least one more of these….

Trump just keeps digging…

Well…just thinking about what to make for lunch but read a short article that I just had to do a shorty on….this morning the idiot in chief told reporters at Davos that the House “doesn’t have the evidence” to prove he did something wrong…but then the moron continues “we have all the evidence”, I’m sure he is too stupid to realize he just admitted to the obstruction of congress charge in his impeachment…and he is bragging about it to reporters…now, this is an ad just waiting to be written and attached to every senator who is covering up for the idiot…the evidence is there and they are trying to make sure no one ever sees it…and in both Nixon’s and Clinton’s impeachment, they gave every document and allowed every witness to testify….so let’s make sure these co-conspirators pay for this attack on our democracy in the fall…and I hope they realize that new polling shows that 53% of Americans want trump convicted and removed…and that almost 80% want evidence and witnesses in the senate trial…and yet they head over the cliff for the worst excuse for a human being in the world…

January 22nd

Well…that was a little better…slept okay last night and coughed much less that I have been but I wonder if it’s the amoxicillin or just naturally getting better…whatever it is, I’ll take it…my lungs are still wheezy and I could hear it all night but I was able to breathe much better which will put me on the bike here in a few minutes…still have the iron taste when I do cough, though but I can’t expect to be completely cured with only one day of treatment…I did get a few things done yesterday and need to run errands this morning to get the grocery run done for the week but I’m supposed to take it a little easy so that may be the only thing I do today…but, we’ll see how I feel later…I do need to cook today but I’m not sure what that will be yet…I do still have the cream cheese for pasta but I’m not sure I want to work that hard today…not sure why I’m getting more chicken after just freezing some yesterday but at 88 cents a pound, I can use the cheap protein…but I think I need to try some different recipes for it…I’m a little bored with what I have been making and want something a little spicier…maybe with some cayenne? Who knows? More later….

A good day so far…

Well…after getting a late start to the day, I finally got moving to get some things done I wanted to…went out to get my prescription and was pleasantly surprised that my new insurance covered it with no copay…and the PA I saw gave me 30 of them for three courses of treatment if the first on doesn’t do the trick…so that is pretty cool…and I had a couple of empty bird feeders hanging out front so I bought some bird food and filled them and now I’m waiting for the birds to discover them and get the word out there is food  here….even found one that suction cups to the window so I can watch them close up when they come in to feed…so, not a lot of work yet but just did some things I wanted to do, not that I had to do and that is making my life feel a little more normal…oh, and I found the force adjuster on the garage door opener and I think I have dialed in enough force so it will open the door even when it’s really cold…just some little things that are quite mundane but that made me smile so I’ll take that…life should have some little things that you can appreciate….

This is what Schiff needs to do…

Well…all of you people who bitched about Nancy Pelosi hanging on to the articles of impeachment until moscow mitch laid out how he plans to coverup trump’s crimes, just take a look at what mitch is doing now…planning to have only two days of presentations that will end up running into the wee hours of the morning, no tv coverage, no witnesses and no documents…so now, the ball is in Adam Schiff’s court and he needs to immediately subpoena Bolton and the rest of them and make them testify to the House…and whether or not this will lead to additional impeachment articles is not the point…the point is that if all of the repub senators lied when they took the oath to be “fair and impartial”, the only recourse for getting at the truth for the American people is to restart hearings in the house and get the subpeonas into the courts, all the while making sure that every damn news organization knows that 70% of the American people want witnesses and documents in the senate trial. Ole moscow thinks that this coverup trial is going to blow over and everything will be just peachy but we’re just getting started…and mitch and his co-conspirators are going to pay dearly for this blatant attack on this country…you listening Steyer and Bloomberg? You want to spend some money to hurt these guys? This is it…hammer it every day that the repubs hate this country  and are a bunch of cheaters…and let’s get some of our folks on the news to reinforce how corrupt moscow mitch is…and do it now…

January 21st

Well…running really late today with not getting up til 7:06 but that includes getting up at 2:30 and staying up for a couple of hours before trying to go back to sleep…have had this damn cough for over a month now so I went to the doctor yesterday to have them check it out…with the iron taste that I get when I cough, I  was pretty sure I had pneumonia but the x-rays showed that I don’t…but that leaves the bad news that I still have the cough and they are not sure why that is…so I need to pick up a prescription of amoxicillin this morning to see if that will help…I may have bronchitis but that won’t show up on the chest x-rays…all I know is that it such a relief to have insurance…the doctor visit only cost 5 bucks but I’m sure that there will be extra costs for both the x-rays and the prescription but it’s worth it to know that I don’t have pneumonia…but, I still feel crappy like I have a cold or something that I know antibiotics won’t do anything for….back to the normal stuff…I did have weird dreams again last night about getting parking spots assigned at my old apartment…something that never happened and to dream about that now is pretty strange….didn’t get anything else done yesterday but the bike ride and having G come over for a visit and I think I may have to take a couple of days of rest to help heal up and get better…but, I am going to try to at least get on the bike today for an hour before I run errands but that is about it with how I feel…more later….

No raise for you…

Well…with the blowhard liar trump still screeching about how wonderful the economy is, let’s take a little look at reality when it comes to how people that work for a living are faring…not just the 1% who are still stealing everything that is not nailed down…in data released today workers continue to be screwed by trump and his cronies and the entire repub party…over the past year wage growth has shrunk to zero…yep, even with inflation running 2%, workers in this country got nothing to even just keep up…a net pay cut of 2% while corporations are hoarding billions and billions of dollars that the asinine tax cut was supposed to give to workers…but, we all in the fact based world knew this was going to be the result of just throwing cash at the 1%…only the delusional would ever think that those greedy bastards would ever share one damn dime of the tax cut that they bought from the repubs….I wonder if some of these trump voters who didn’t get a raise are going to blame the dems like they do for everything else? Now, I’m just not going to give them any benefit of the doubt anymore…I hope they all lose everything for being so stupid to vote for a reality show bankrupting loser…they deserve it….

January 20th

Well… got all the way to 6:03 this morning! If that sounds a little sarcastic, it is…you know, being retired you might think I could sleep in just a little, just once but no, it hasn’t happened once that I can remember…but, I do remember sleeping in when I was younger…that wonderful feeling when you wake up, look at the clock and see that it’s 10 am and you feel so damn good that you just leap out of bed with all of the stored up energy….or just roll over and get another hour of sleep….but, maybe that’s just a dream…it feels that way anyway…I did have some of the weirdest dreams last night where someone took all of my stuff and no one knew where it was…and the strange part is that I really don’t have much stuff…for someone my age, you would think that I’d have lots of stuff but I don’t…I mean putting it all in a 10 foot U-Haul? Okay, that’s enough of that…I do feel a little slow this morning but the coffee hasn’t started it’s magical journey into my brain and I think it’s one of the things I anticipate most every day….didn’t get much done yesterday but shovel the snow…twice…and get a bike ride in…oh, and I paid all of the bills through mid Feb that need to go in the mail today…I am going to clean this place up some today and get an early ride in but I still don’t need to cook with all of the instant pot leftovers I’ve had but that ends today and I can make something fresh tomorrow…I still need to make that cream cheese pasta that I got the ingredients for last week so that will be tomorrow and that should last for three days or so….but, right now it’s back to the news and more coffee…more later….

I’m already getting tired of snow…

Well…I know it’s just the start of winter but I’m already getting tired of snow since I have to shovel it this year…I mean having to do the driveway three times in two days? I haven’t yet developed my resignation to the fact that it is Michigan and it is winter but damn weather, give me a day or two to get rid of the soreness before you dump on me again. I am going to go out and buy a plastic shovel for the light work this week since the one I have been using is a pretty heavy aluminum one that was left here when I moved in and it is great for pushing snow but not too good for lifting it and clearing the snow off the porch…and I can get a nice one for 10 bucks at depot so that will be the one purchase that I can make this month until I get my next deposit on the 19 of Feb…just paid 700 bucks worth of bills that has a few hundred dollars that are not repeaters so Feb should be better and I’ll be able to build my checking account back to where I’ll be comfortable in any emergency…I even got 9 miles in on the bike today and I am working on making that a daily occurance since I do need to try to meet the 600 miles I got in indoors last year to make the 5K goal I have for this year…only have 144 miles so far so I need to make sure I don’t skip any days…it’s a little boring without a tv to watch but I’ll get used to it…no more later…

Politics will restart tomorrow….okay, today…

Well…yeah, just don’t feel like doing politics today even though there are some targets that would be pretty easy…okay, maybe a little politics…now, I know that the fix is in for the idiot trump’s senate trial so his lawyers could come out and say booga, booga, mush mush argle bargle, and he will be acquitted…and that is basically what their opening statement in the press is…just more of the bullshit that this impeachment is illegal, that idiot boy did nothing wrong, that the *president can do anything he wants and it is not illegal, that obstructing congress and it’s investigation is not illegal since the investigations are a sham…yeah, you get that last one, too? We’re supposed to just believe that this investigation is a sham because they say so and don’t produce any evidence to prove it? They lie about everything so why should we believe them this time? I really love the fact that we have the c-team of trump’s lawyers going up against the best in the House…and, even though we know the corrupt outcome, we also know that trump is already sinking in the polls and 4 repub senators (at least) are behind, too so every day trump’s idiots keep up the no witnesses, no documents bullshit, the 70% of the people in the US that want a real trial are getting madder and madder…and our base gets more and more motivated…this fall could be a bloodbath for repubs and they just can’t help themselves…