All posts by James DeVol

June 16th

Well…running a little late even with getting up at 6…got sucked into the France/Australia game that is surprisingly good….slept okay last night but feel a little slow today…waiting for the coffee to work and clear the cobwebs but I’ve only had two sips so that may be a while….looks like I may have to wait to get out on the bike with the rain going on right now and that’s okay…LeMans starts at 9 and they are showing the entire 24 hours on Velocity and I want to see the start at least…it smells like rain in here today and that is a welcome one…most of the plants along the trail looked wilted with not getting much rain the past couple of weeks….it is a little hard having to wait to go out on the bike but I do need to learn to relax about that…I did get my oven cleaned yesterday…and I had to with spilling some butter and burning it yesterday…that smelled this whole place up and it wasn’t a good smell….and I may clean a little more today just to keep the guilt at bay….more later….

Bye, bye Paulie…

Well….if you haven’t heard yet, a judge just revoked Paul Manafort’s bail, sending him to jail until his trial…and that means little Paulie is going to spend the rest of his life in jail after he is convicted of even a few of the 30 felonies he is charged with. The straw that did it was the fact that they caught little Paulie trying to get witnesses against him to lie, and that was specifically laid out in his bail agreement as a big no-no….I am a little tired of the talking heads out there saying all of this is just to put pressure on him to flip on trump….I don’t think that’s the case at all, he broke the frickin law and he is being held accountable for it…to think that there is nothing to the charges is to continue to swallow trump’s line that they are just trying to get to him and it’s all fake….and we had the predictable distancing from trump this morning when he said “he only worked for me for 45 days or something” and that was just another lie in a lie strewn gaggle at the WH this morning…just remember that Manafort was trump’s campaign chair for 6 months, not 45 days….I wonder if Obama’s campaign chair was ever arrested? Nope, and no one else in Obama’s admin was either…impeach…

June 15th

Well….forgot to close the kitchen window last night and it is cold in here this morning…so, hot coffee will help with that…slept okay last night but feel pretty slow today so I am going to ease into it….had a bad day with food yesterday but I just had a taste for bad stuff….had chili dogs for lunch and then a burger for dinner and I do feel guilty about it…think I may need to have salads for a week to make up for it….I do have a boneless chicken breast that I need to use so maybe that will make up for it….went hard on the bike yesterday and I am sore today so there will be ibuprofen today….and I have been having cramps in my right calf the past few days and I’m not sure why that would be…think I’ll get on the internet later to try to figure that out…not much to do today…I’m still torn about watching the world cup but I may backslide a little today with Spain and Portugal playing this afternoon….more later….

The trumps get sued…

Well….finally, an attorney general has noticed that the slush fund that was the trump foundation was being run like a personal piggy bank for the trump family…and they are all being sued by the NY AG for it. This all came about because David Farentold of the Washington Post smelled something foul and dug into public records of the foundation to find self dealing and huge misuse of funds with trump buying all kinds of stuff for himself and his family…and the kids, who were all on the board so they could each suck up some of that sweet graft, didn’t do a damn thing about it when it is the boards job to make sure the law is followed. The kicker here is that, not only are they being sued, but the AG has referred the case to the IRS and the FEC to see if there were any laws broken there. So, I am laughing my butt off about this today….they are going to rue the day that their idiot father was installed as president by Putin….I really do think that the whole family will look great in orange jumpsuits….impeach…

Oh, and this one makes 6,300 of these I’ve done since this thing started…yow….

June 14th

Well…running late today with the computer doing another damn update that took 15 minutes after I turned it on….slept okay last night and don’t feel too badly today so I guess that’s something…was really sore yesterday with going as hard as I could on the bike…it felt good while I was doing it but the soreness has bled over into today…should probably take something before I get on the bike in a minute….I did get started with cobweb removal yesterday and I think I’ll clean more today before the world cup starts today…I am really torn about watching it since it is in Russia…and they have damaged this country by saddling us with trump…hmmmm…but, right now all I need to do is have more coffee…and revel in the fact that that I don’t have to go to the SoS to renew my drivers license this year…that just made my day yesterday….more later….oh, and the damn “activate windows” notice in the lower right corner of the screen is gone…that will make my day today….and having chili dogs for lunch…

 

Some good news…

Well….was just going through the mail and got my renewal notices for both my car license plate and my drivers license…and the good news is that I can renew both by mail…no eye test or new picture, or standing in line at the SoS…and that is pretty cool. I can get on that next week…my big bitch here though is I have to get a new plate for the car and I’m going to lose OHM T-39…and that is going to cost 102 dollars…yow, for just a year…and my drivers license cost is 25 bucks…I know that is only about 6 bucks a year…oh, no, it will be more since I want to keep my cycle endorsement…I think that is 2 bucks more…damn, that’s a lot of cash….oh, well….

Michael Cohen has flipped…

Well…if the news of the idiot trump was not bad enough with his fumbling and flailing on the world stage the past week, it just got way, way worse for him this morning with the news that Michael Cohen’s lawyers just quit, which usually signals that Mueller has flipped him and he has started to cooperate with the investigation…and the only way that they would give him a deal is if he gives up someone higher up…and the only one in his circle who is higher up is the idiot boy trump himself. I am almost giddy with glee at this development, that there may be an end to this national nightmare that has a real crime family running the show…and we know that Jared and Ivanka worked with Cohen on many “deals” so I’m guessing that means that they are in the crosshairs now, too…couldn’t happen to more rotten people who have gotten away with too much for too long…get used to orange Mikey…and Ivanka, and Jared…you’ll be wearing it for a long time….impeach…

June 13th

Well…not sure why but I woke up coughing like crazy today and it continues right now…thought I might have a cold coming on a few days back so I wonder it that’s it…feel a little crappy today and I’m not sure why that would be other than a cold….slept okay last night but I am a little disappointed there were no dreams to speak of after the good ones I had Monday night…but that is the pattern I’ve fallen into….seems like I was in the car a lot yesterday but I got some new shorts and lots of burger so that was okay….I’ve got to spray this place today…have been getting lots of frickin crickets in the bathroom and they are just damn annoying….didn’t clean yesterday but I am going to start on the kitchen today after the normal stuff…if the coffee starts to work, that is….more later….

This is too funny…

Well…was just sitting here reading the news on my phone and one of the targeted ads that I normally hate appeared in my Daily Kos feed…99 cents a pound for ground chuck…so, I jumped in the car and went to the store called Daily Deals that is only about a mile from here and picked up a frozen brick of 6 pounds of chuck…now, the cheapest I’ve seen ground chuck around here in the past 5 years is 2.99 so this is just a great deal…and, I’ll have enough chuck to last me for 3 or 4 months…burgers and tacos this weekend!

The repubs are coming for your insurance…

Well…with all of the distractions from the bull trump crashing and bashing the institutions that have kept the peace since the end of WWII, one little thing has flown under the radar is the pending attack the the repubs have planned on everyone’s health insurance. Specifically, they are going after protections for people who have pre-existing conditions and are going to allow insurance companies to go back to the bad old days where acne or broken bones were enough for them to deny insurance to anyone. I know that people who have employer provided insurance think this has nothing to do with them, that they are immune to this sort of thing and they can just keep voting for repubs and it won’t affect their lives…well, guess again…this new repub plan covers all health insurance in the US both from the ACA and from employers….the latest estimate is that over 165 million people have pre-existing conditions under the new rules that the repubs want to pass…and that’s 165 million of our fellow Americans who now will go back to the bad old days when one illness was all that it would take to bankrupt people and take away what they worked for the entire lives. This is what you get when you vote for repubs…tax giveaways to the rich and corporations, and now taking health insurance away from almost half of the people in this country…these folks are just evil….