Protected classes?

Well…had to do one more to make the goal for the month and I’ve had this one rattling around in my head ever since the idiots in Indiana passed their “license to discriminate law” last week. As you know…the repubs are all about the idea that there should be no protected classes in our society since discrimination is a thing of the past; attacking affirmative action, voting rights, women’s rights as no longer being necessary in our modern society. But then, in a fit of hypocrisy that is a hallmark of the modern repub…they create their pet protected class of religious believers…but the thing they don’t get is that religious folks have no right to not have their fee fees hurt by people that don’t believe in their kind of religion….they can believe whatever they want but they have no right to project their religious beliefs on the rest of us and make us adhere to them in the secular society at large…once they choose to be part of that economy, they have no right to discriminate against any customer and any service or product they offer to one, they have to offer to all…one of the straw men they put up to try to defend the law is that no one would expect a kosher deli to serve ham sandwiches…no you wouldn’t…but no one gets ham sandwiches..,.not just gays that are customers….I really think that today’s repubs are just a stupid, stupid bunch….they need to go away an leave the sane of us alone….geez…

Mike Pence is either a liar or stupid..you pick…

Well…just watched the Mike Pence news conference and the only thoughts that came into my head is either lying or stupid…or maybe both, trying to make people believe that he never thought the law would result in discrimination while it’s supporters, who stood behind him when he signed it crowed that discrimination was the purpose of the law. But the striking thing to me is how well he used the repub playbook of victimhood….that Indiana is the target of a “smear” campaign by outside media and the problem is just of “perception” of the law. If you follow the news at all, this is the go to repub tactic whenever they are challenged on this nonsense….it’s not that the law will permit discrimination (it does) but the perception that people have that it will allow discrimination…or that people found out that this law will permit discrimination and they surely wanted to hide it from the general public…just like they lied about right to work here in Michigan and Wisconsin. The “outside media” claim was exploded by the biggest paper in the State…the “Indianapolis Star” having a front page editorial today that called on the Governor to get rid of this hate legislation and ensure equal rights for all people in Indiana…but ole Mike said that rights for everyone is different than this law so they have to be dealt with later….he even said last week that LGBT rights were not on his agenda. So, bottom line…the repubs got caught trying to use the law to discriminate against people they hate…that’s the only takeaway…that they got caught…not that it is wrong to discriminate…what a bunch of asses…geez…

March 31st

Well…it was an okay day yesterday and it was nice to get out on the bike in shorts…the wind was just brutal but just getting out of the thermasuit was enough to offset any wind…and going with it was like I had supercharged legs….had the first real sprints of the year and my lungs really need to be worked to get back into shape…was really good last night and should feel better since I slept okay…I now know it’s allergies and that can be dealt with…have to start looking for a good medication that will cut the symptoms more than the little red pills do…but, at least the back pain is gone and my shoulder is tolerable so I can work out today before I get on the bike…not much to do today…I do have to do two more of these to hit the goal and one of them just might be a filler if I can’t come up with something important to write about….more later…

Serves you right, Indiana…

Well…after the idiot governor, Pence, went on the Sunday shows a lied his ass off about the new “license to discriminate” law that he signed, the fallout continues….a major union just pulled their conference out of Indianapolis…Angie’s list just stopped an expansion that they had planned and many states have forbidden their people from any travel for state business to Indiana….and this idiot continues to double down on his lies along with attacking the media for their “sensationalism” in their reporting. Now Mike, ole buddy…it’s not sensationalizing when they truthfully report that you won’t say that this law will lead to discrimination…when you know for a fact that it is the sole purpose of this law…and you were asked pointedly about just that fact and you wouldn’t answer that simple yes or no question. So, citizens of Indiana…it serves you right to have this attention on your state…you elected these asses….geez…

March 30th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday but a long night last night so I am feeling it a little this morning…slept okay but no dreams again so that is disappointing….it was a good sports day but I didn’t get anything done around here…the bathroom needs some work and the cobwebs and dust are piling up so I do need to get on that sometime…not sure if that will be today or not but I am going to try to do some of it anyway….not sore at all today so it will be a workout and bike ride day to get back in the groove and feel better…it’s been a week since I’ve been on the bike and I need to get going to make the goal for the year…not much to do today….I am going to clean…maybe….but that is about it….more later…

Sports again….

Well…it has been a lazy day today and I haven’t done anything but watch sports so I thought I’d talk about that to get caught up….it was a pretty cool game that put State into the final four but I will admit that I didn’t watch the whole thing…just too nerve wracking when they were behind so I kept switching over to one of the 3 races that were on at the same time….and then I forgot about the F1 race that I wanted to see so I’ll have to see if I can find another repeat…it was a little boring this week with no BPL soccer on but there were some games from Spain that were pretty cool….oh, the Wings played good last night but are getting pummeled right now so I stopped watching that one…..okay…that’s enough for now…unless I think about something else…but I probably won’t….only one behind now…

Mike Pence is an idiot…

Well…if you haven’t heard…this idiot governor signed into law a “license to discriminate” ┬álast week in Indiana and, with the firestorm from across the country about this backward nonsense, ole Mike went on the Sunday shows this morning to try to explain that it wasn’t designed to do that….and had an epic fail on the whole thing…when asked bluntly if the law would allow people to discriminate against gays, this idiot just kept parroting “Hooisers don’t discriminate” ….yeah, right…don’t you read the news, you idiot? Just yesterday, a business owner went on the radio and told some right wing ass that he turned a gay couple away from his restaurant since it was his and he “could do anything he wanted with it”….and would do it again and again now that he is protected by law….this is what you signed, Pence….to all of the bigots that vote for you to be able to shout “religion” and be the jerks that most repubs are….geez…

March 29th

Well…running a little late today and there is a reason for it…was out with some of the old group last night and had a lot of fun which put me ahead of the curve on cocktails…so, I’m feeling it today and just want to take it easy…and I think I will since it is going to rain this aft so I won’t be able to get on the bike…that will wait until tomorrow…slept okay last night but was up early again….no dreams to speak of and that was a little disappointing given the sensory input that I had yesterday…..not really sore anymore so getting back on the bike should be okay tomorrow…not much to do today…it is going to be a sports day with basketball and racing on so I will be glued to the couch most of the day recovering…more later…

Just some stuff…

Well…it’s getting to the end of the month and I don’t really have much to say right now so I guess it is filler time….don’t like to do that but sometimes it is what it is….haven’t been on the bike since last week and I am starting to feel a little sluggish from it….but, I am still 100 miles ahead of last year when I didn’t get on the bike until the middle of April so I guess I shouldn’t feel bad about it….and the soreness is going away so I’ll take that….I am starting to get tired of the weather with no heat and it looking like it is going to snow tomorrow…how that is going to happen with it being 45 is a little confusing, though….I do need to wash the car but I’m not going to do that until they get the lots clean here…there are still piles of crap in the middle of the lot waiting for the sweeper to come pick it up…and, it’s going to rain so I guess I’ll just wait….okay…I think that should do it for filler…I may come back for another one later but it won’t be a filler if I do…more later…

March 28th

Well…it was an okay day yesterday and I won at pool so that was cool…and neither one of us put the 8 ball in the wrong pocket which is really odd…sitting here waiting for the car to thaw so I thought I’d get this one out while I wait….what the heck is with the 12 degrees it is outside? I mean it’s almost April and it’s still that cold? Oh, well…it is supposed to start warming up Sunday so I guess I can take a few more days….slept okay last night but didn’t get up until almost 7:30 since I stayed up as late as I could to watch State play…not sure if they won or not…let me go look…okay…looks like they won since they are scheduled to play Louisville Sunday….not much to do today…need to make a grocery run and then maybe out to see C and K later….more later…