Bernie Sanders is in….

Well…got a bit of good new today with the announcement that Bernie Sanders, the independent from Vermont, is running for president. You’ve heard me talk here of my admiration for Bernie and his untiring efforts to tilt the scale back towards the middle class and actually do something about the rich taking everything in this country. One of the things this candidacy will do is push the dems back to the left and away from the corporate wing of the party that is the home of the Clintons since he is an avowed socialist that truly believes that the country is better when it has a regulated economy, not the winner takes all one the the repubs have championed for the past 30 years or so. I can hear the heads explode on the right when they hear a real socialist talk about equity and the rigged economy we now have…but they will also hear of the separation of church and state…something the christian taliban here just can’t abide. I am happy that Bernie is now in the conversation…there will now be ideas talked about, not just personalities…go Bernie!

April 30th

Well….running a little late today for some reason that I don’t know…oh, did the grocery run today…slept okay last night but no dreams again and that is getting boring…feel okay this morning, though, and that is strange in itself…I am a little disappointed that the Wings lost last night but I’ll talk about that later…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but fix two flats on the bike…got a little shard of metal in the sidewall that just missed the tube protectors and then had the new tube fail at the seam where it is welded together…what a pain…so I cut the ride short and got back here before it went flat which saved me a 5 mile walk back here…going to do a long ride to day to make up for it….not much to do today…might get my hair cut in a few since they have a half price sale going on but that is about it…more later…

A little more Red Wings…

Well….it’s game 7 day and I thought I’d do a little commentary before the game tonight…it doesn’t look good for the Wings with Kronwall getting suspended for tonight’s game for a open ice hit on one of the Lightning….no penalty given on that play but the league thought it was a hit to the head…I could see there was a little bit of an elbow but what about the two guys on the Lightning that left their feet to slam Abby into the wall? That hit was worse and they are still playing so I don’t understand the disparity in the penalties. It’s as if the league just doesn’t want the Wings to win…yeah, I know…one guy being out shouldn’t cause the team to lose but when the teams are evenly matched, losing one of your best defensemen can tip the contest pretty easily. But, that just how it is now and Kindle will have to step up and play his best game ever…only one last thing to say…Let’s go Red Wings!

April 29th

Well….it has been a sorrowful morning this morning with news that one of T’s kitties died last night…not sure if anyone here has lost a pet friend but I know it’s tough on some of us when it happens….especially when you are a cat person….not sure if I want to do the normal schtick today but I guess I do have to….I did get the car done yesterday with the needed oil change and a new set of spark plugs…yeah, nope….not ready to do this right now….will be back in a while….

Okay…back for a while now..it has been a somber morning and I have tried to do all I can to support T….but now, it’s time to get back to it…slept for crap last night and then I had a flat out on the bike….some tiny little shard of metal pierced the sidewall where it’s not protected but I did get to ride it all the way back here before it went totally flat…so that was something…and the car runs so smooth with the new plugs in it I wonder why I didn’t do it earlier…and it is good to have oil pressure again….not much to do today…I’m basically done for the day and need to rest and reflect a little before the Wings tonight….more later…

 

The sucker got me today…

Well…as you know, one of those damn geese tried to attack me yesterday but I was able to avoid him pretty easily…well, not today….he was just sitting there as I rode by and then came at me from behind…no damage and I laughed a bit when he did it but now I know this bird is crazy…might have to take another route for a few days…I wanted to add the park back in anyway to get to the full 15 miles and it is going to be warm enough starting tomorrow so I guess I’ll try that…just too damn weird…

I just can’t believe this…..

Well…with all of the coverage of police brutality across the US, there was a story yesterday that just made my jaw drop…had a hard time believing it. Since 2004, Chicago has paid out $560 million dollars to settle lawsuits for brutality by its police force…yep that’s $560 MILLION dollars in just the past 10 years….just think of how many school lunches could be bought for that money, how many schools could be rebuilt, and how may roads could be fixed. In the era of cuts, cuts, and more cuts to services, no one thinks there is something wrong with this? Something needs to be done and done now to end this nonsense….anyone who is the object of one of these suits that is settled should be fired and anyone who helped cover it up should go, too….the police in the country are out of control and the daily revelation of another, and another person being killed or maimed by them is just wrong…fire them all….geez…

April 28th

Well…running a little early today and there is no reason for it…woke up the same time and went out for the papers at the same time so I’m not sure why…slept okay last night but feel a little crappy with the allergies today…and that the Wings lost and now they have to go back to Tampa for game 7…but I’ll talk about that later….my back has been hurting this morning and I am walking with a small limp with the pain….oh, well…should go away after the bike ride…looks like lunch with T today and I am looking forward to that and I need to get out and get the stuff to work on the car but that won’t happen til Thurs now so maybe I can wait a couple of days for that….or maybe even next week….not much to do today…just the bike ride and lunch so far but I should get some stuff done around here…more later….

Kamikaze geese….

Well…I almost forgot about this one from earlier today…out getting the bike ride in and the day was pretty uneventful….not a lot of wind but a little cold…but, when I got to the final leg that runs through the parking lot of the church behind me, the amusement started. It was another attack of the Kamikaze geese that are protecting something there…or are just out of their minds…not sure which. But, this time, I spied the big one coming in and just had to do a little swerve for him to miss me…I could hear his wings beating as he passed behind me, but the funniest damn thing was he couldn’t stop and whacked into a tree that is next to the lot…I laughed out loud when I saw that….but, this is not the first time this has happened…probably won’t be the last, either…stupid, stupid birds….

Some musings…

Well…it has been a while since I have just let my head wander around for a while here and, with being behind for the month, I think I’ll need to do one of these every day for the next few….I am a little excited about the gay marriage arguments that will go on at the Supreme court tomorrow…I just don’t see ¬†how they can not ensure that everyone in the US has the same rights…and it will be cool to see the heads explode on the right when it happens…I am a little disappointed in the weather this month…when is it going to stay warm? When the clouds rolled in when I was on the bike it was almost too cold to be out without gloves…maybe later in the week…I do have to work on the car tomorrow since it is going to rain Wed and Thurs…need to do the yearly oil change and change out the plugs since they are three years old….and I have the money to do it right now so I need to…..I am a little excited about the Wings game today and I need to get the gear out again…they could move on to the second round today and I have suspended my no cocktail rule so I can relax and enjoy it….more later…a trail weirdness one….

April 27th

Well….it was an okay day yesterday and I did get a few things done…washed and waxed the car and cooked a big ham for lunch…okay…so I didn’t get a lot done…slept okay last night but no dreams to speak of again….I don’t feel too bad today but my head is plugged up so it looks like the allergies are kicking in and I will have to use the medicine to tolerate it….I did get out on the bike for a nice ride yesterday and I hope to do the same today…need to get my lungs back in shape after being off it so much last week….I do have an errand to run this morning but that is about it for the day…and the Wings later…and cleaning a little so that’s it for my day….more later…