Well…it is the end of the month and a Friday so that means it’s a cocktail night so I thought I’d get this one done before I retire to the couch for some relaxation…just read about a new study done on what drives the tea party…not the founding of it..we all know it was an astroturf organization founded by the Koch’s and other right wing billionaires to use to funnel money into right wing causes…but, what has been kept hidden to the mainstream media..well…not hidden but of no interest to them….is the glue that holds it together….and, a new study done at Florida state puts science to work to divine what that is…and guess what? It’s racial resentment! And racism….thank you Captain Obvious for that little nugget of truth…from the start, the tea party was a movement of white guys that just hated that there was a black guy in the White House…how else do you explain the constant effort of everyone on the right to de-legitimize the president? It’s not complex…they hate black people and this is how racists react…simple as that…..geez…
Well….it was an okay day yesterday and I made a little cash so that was cool…but, it is the end of the month and that is one of the worst days for me…slept okay last night and had some dreams that I can’t remember….and they were pretty vivid…darn….still feeling pretty crappy today with the cold that I have but it’s not getting worse so it can’t be the flu….and that is a good thing even if I don’t have anywhere to be….might have lunch with T today and that will be fun if it happens…haven’t seen her in quite a while….not much to do today….pool, of course, and then back here for the Red Wings but that is about it….and one more of these since it is the last day of the month…more later….
Well…just looking at the new polls that are out and there is good, and not as good news here in Michigan…I think these are the last polls before the election and I kinda happy about that….first the good news…even the Detroit News, that right wing rag has endorsed the dem Gary Peters for senate…I think this one is more of a reality check since Peters is up on Land by 15 points, but they did admit to the shortcomings of Land and recognized that she is nowhere near ready to represent Michigan in the US senate…the kinda okay news is that Mark Schauer has pulled even with ole Snyder but I’ll believe that when I see it Tuesday….but, with how we outnumber the crazies here, if we vote we win…I’m going to keep saying that for the next few days…if we vote, we win…it is really simple but we need to get out there and do it…at my polling place here it has never taken me more than 15 minutes for the entire process so there is no excuse…we can take back our state if we just vote…so let’s do it….
Well…yep, it’s a bug…still feeling kinda crappy and coughing like crazy but I’m not sure if it will get worse or stay at this level which is almost tolerable…not really, I’m pretty miserable but that’s life..slept okay even with being good and no aids and had some really weird dreams that had me late for my son’s wedding and there being no way to get there…and some idiots wrecked the Miata…strange and crappy stuff going on…I did get some stuff done yesterday but after the coughing started, I basically just vegged the rest of the day….not much to do today…have to run some errands but then the rest of the day will be nursing the bug and trying to get better….hope I do….but probably won’t….more later….
Well…even though it has been a short day here, I am not going to go behind since I got caught up yesterday….so, I need to figure out something to write about….I am depressed that it may snow Friday…not going to put the snowies on yet…it’s just too darn early for that…once I do that I shift into hunker down for the winter mode and I’m not ready for that either…only three more weeks until I get out of shorts for the year…but, if it’s warm enough, I’ll go past that one…it’s been over 13 years that I have made it to t-day and I can’t let the streak die this year….I am feeling really crappy now with coughing and sweating and I know it’s a bug and I don’t like this at all…it’s getting into my brain and I can’t think of anything else pertinent to write….so, I guess I won’t….tomorrow….
Well….as you can see, I’m running really, really late today since the server that contains my site has been down all day…just came back up a minute ago so I now need to get caught up…it was an okay day yesterday but I didn’t get much done…I did get the bike ride in but the wind was brutal and it took a lot out of me by the time I got back here…slept crappy again last night and I guess that is the new normal…feel kind of crappy today, too and have just started to cough and I just don’t want to be sick but I guess there’s not much I can do about it…I am going to take some vitamin C here in a minute since that helps some people and I hope I’m one of them…I did get some stuff done around here but it has been such a low energy day that I kind of figured there was a bug or something even before I started to cough….so, were almost through the day and I’ll have to think about the second one and get that going soon…more later…
Well…just had to comment on an article that I read this afternoon…I am still shaking my head it is so frickin crazy….as you know, there is a big push by the gun nuts out there to carry their guns everywhere they go…strapping their AK-47′s to their backs an carrying them into restaurants, grocery stores, and others like Target and Starbucks….but there has been a pushback from the sane people in this country that doesn’t want to be around this kind of crap…and I include me in that number…the latest push is to get Kroger to put a policy in place that would prevent the gun nuts from intimidating other customers by bringing their guns to places where they just don’t belong…but, the really ironic thing about this whole fight is the things that you can’t do in a Kroger store…like eat an ice cream cone or go in without a shirt…these the company deems dangerous but a nut carrying a gun is just A-OK with them….what the hell is wrong with the people? Both the gun nuts and Kroger….my question to these asses carrying guns everywhere is “why are you so scared all the time that you need to carry a gun?” I have never seen such a sorry group of pansies in my life…I go anywhere I want to go and I’m never scared that I need a gun…geez….
Well…it has been another slow day and I did get the bike ride in so I guess there is that….but, I don’t want to talk about that right now…I really want to comment on the new polls that are out today that show the election can go either way…either we keep the senate and keep the crazies at bay, or we lose it and see the most dysfunctional government there has ever been….can you picture hundreds of Obamacare repeal votes, and an impeachment circus like you have never seen? That is what you’ll get if we don’t get out there and vote…and that is the frustrating thing, if we go out and vote, we win…and I cannot fathom why people don’t see that…do we really want the turtle McConnell…the king of obstruction in charge of the senate? And don’t give me the nonsense that “both parties are bad” it’s just not true…there is only one party who thinks women are second class citizens, who don’t want anyone but white people to vote, and who think that “corporations are people, my friend”….if that is the kind of country you want…I feel bad for you since you have divorced yourself from reality and have bought into the delusions of the right. All we have to do is vote and we can restore sanity to parts of the country…not all, since the repubs have rigged the game so well in the red states…but we can start to change that if we just vote…no excuses, just vote….
Well…it was an okay day yesterday and I did get a few things done…finally got the abrasions on the Miata’s top repaired and got rid of the duct tape so that made me happy…slept crappy again last night but had dreams with Anthony Bourdain and a VW bus in them along with lots of cooking…weird…..it was such a nice day that I took a long bike ride since today may be a washout with rain all the way down to the southern part of Indiana and heading this way…I am cooking some slow cooker chicken soup today just to see if I can do it…got some chicken leg quarters for 79 cents a pound yesterday so I thought I’d use the carcass from last weeks chicken and one leg…..not sure how it will work but I had to try….not much to do today….just soup and working out so far….might think of something later….
Well…being behind for the month, I thought I’d just do one on this weird show that I have become hooked on on the RFD channel…this one is dedicated to farmers, ranchers and country living but has a few shows that I watch when I can find them…one of those is “Trains and Locomotives” that consists of grainy old 8 and 16mm films of huge old steam engines going down the tracks…a little narration is all that comes with the shots and it is somehow sort of compelling to see these million pound machines hauling along the tracks….not sure if it is the bygone era that interests me or that they just sound and look so cool….but, I find myself watching every time it’s on…weird….