December 21st

Well…not going to talk about how much I hurt today…it may be easier to list the places I don’t hurt…and that gives me a little chuckle…and I think I’ll be taking something for it here soon…slept okay last night and even had some weird dreams that involved chocolate and tv but I really can’t fathom how that would be connected….but it means I finally got into some deep sleep and that is a welcome change…got a few things done yesterday and will continue that today with nothing else to do this morning since it is raining and that will keep me off the bike until around 11 or so…and I am already bored so cleaning or something might help that…and I do need to do laundry today, too so maybe I won’t be that bored…I do have to cook today, too, since I have some chicken that needs to be cooked or frozen and that will keep me busy for 5 minutes…more later…

No trump today…

Well….was going to write something about the looming government shutdown but since that has the idiot trump in it I just can’t do it….don’t want to even think about the idiot in chief so I won’t….Oh, I did want to talk about the good news here in Michigan that some repubs finally realized that their lame duck session shenanigans are not a good idea and have stopped them…but only after some damage was done…to them in the next election I hope. While they destroyed the citizen sponsored rise in the minimum wage, the rest of their power grab was stopped this week when the senate approved stripping of campaign finance oversight from the newly elected dem was stopped in the house…and guess why that was proposed in the first place? Yep, typical repub crap….the senator Dave Robertson has been under ethics investigations for years due to campaign finance violations and criminal embezzlement by his former campaign manager…and stripping this oversight from the secretary of state would essentially stop the investigations into Robertson….is there anything more repub than that? At least one repub here has had enough, and I applaud rep Aaron Miller for putting a stop to this un democratic bullshit….

December 20th

Well…running a little early today with getting the grocery run done early…have all the stuff I need to get through til after christmas so it will be hibernating time for me for the next week…slept okay last night and don’t feel too bad this morning and I should…have been coughing and sneezing all morning and I’m not sure what that is about…at least my hamstring is almost pain free this morning with just a little tightness left so that will be good for the bike ride today…and it is already 41 degrees outside so I can get out as soon as the sun comes up and it stops raining…will be able to go with no fleece hat and thin thermasuit today and that will be nice for a change…I did get my December top down run in yesterday when it got up to 47 and I ran out to get some gas…won’t have to think about that again until next month…didn’t get a lot done yesterday but some light cleaning and that will probably be the plan for today, too…no need to cook today with lots of leftovers so it looks like an easy one….more later….

No wall for you….

Well…if you haven’t been in a cave for the past week or so, you’ve heard the idiot in the WH go on and on and on that he was going to shut down the government if he didn’t get funding for his stupid wall included in the legislation to keep the government open…and has bragged that he has the votes necessary to pass it…but, reality came crashing down on the idiot’s head today that can be summed up with a modified phrase from “Seinfeld”…”No wall for you!” I guess ole Mitch had to tell trump that he didn’t have the votes for it and will never have the votes for it in the senate never mind that the votes aren’t there in the house, either…even before the dems take over in January. You can guess what trump’s response was to this reality…in the span of two minutes on twitter, he said that the wall would be paid for by Mexico in the revised NAFTA trade agreement…then that the military will build the wall using their money…or they’ll find the money somewhere else in the government by cutting some program somewhere…what idiot boy doesn’t understand is that the dems will NEVER fund the wall and if there is funding for it in the NAFTA revisions, it won’t be passed through the House….it is so damn funny to read the twisting that trump is doing trying keep his base on board since that is the only thing they care about…and they are going crazy…fun to watch…impeach….

Just what Putin wants…

Well…we all knew that the idiot trump would need a new distraction to try to hide the fact that he just got his ass kicked in the latest budget standoff…and didn’t get funding for his damn wall..and today we found out what that is. Without consulting anyone in the state department or the military, idiot boy has decided to claim victory over ISIS in Syria and bring all the troops that are still there home…now, normally I would applaud any action that would get our soldiers out of harm’s way, the motive for this withdrawal is suspect to say the least and it is just what Putin wants…it will leave Russia as the only power left in the area and trump gave it to him without any concessions on Russia’s part…some damn fine negotiatin, huh? This also plays right into Turkey’s hands by leaving no buffer to keep Turkey from attacking the Kurds in northern Iraq…something that Erdogan has been pushing for since trump was installed and it is also something that every other president would not do since the Kurds are our staunchest allies in the region…and now trump has abandoned them. I wonder if this order came down from Putin to trump now since he knows that once the dems take control of the House, this kind of crap just won’t go? It sure looks that way and we all know that trump is too ignorant and stupid to have thought of this on his own…let’s just add this as another log for the impeachment fire…in the dumpster that is the trump WH….impeach…

December 19th

Well…got all the way through the night and didn’t get up until after 6…but, I’m having another one of those mornings where I can’t get started too easily…the coffee should start to help soon…just noticed that my hamstring isn’t hurting today but just a little tight so that is an improvement…it hurt on the bike yesterday but not enough to keep from riding the full 15 miles….still not sure if it has to do with not being able to get my back to crack…normally I have the same pain caused by my back but this is a little different with the tightness…at my age, it is a good thing that I have exercise related pain…most people can’t say that…didn’t get much done yesterday but wash the car after the normal stuff but I will have to clean some around here…and I am finally going to get some different food cooked today…am a little tired of eggs and kielbasa so the chicken I have marinating will be a welcome change….might even make mashed potatoes to go with it…but, right now the coffee has gotten cold so I need to warm it up and have another cup…more later…

The trump crime foundation is shut down…

Well…just a shorty on the news that just came out that the trump foundation will be shut down due to repeated criminal activity….now, let that sink in for a minute…during the election all of the breathless coverage of the Clinton Foundation went on and on as fox news and the right screamed lock her up continually even as there was no finding of any wrongdoing…and they ignored the fact that the trump foundation was little more than a personal slush fund that was committing crimes every damn day on trump’s behalf…and guess what? The Clinton foundation goes on today, doing good work around the world with the best rating for honesty and transparency by every charity rating agency…while there will be criminal charges to the entire trump crime family that ran their “foundation”….just another of trump’s frauds that has been the definition of his life…impeach…

There goes those talking points…

Well…just got back from washing the car to the news that Michael Flynn’s sentencing has been delayed after the judge tore him a new one for his lawyers bullshit feeding of the conspiracy theory that Flynn was entrapped into pleading guilty to lying to the FBI and didn’t know it was illegal. Giuliani and all of the shows on fox news have been pushing the lie that lying to the FBI is not even a crime for a couple of weeks now but the judge was having none of it…pointedly asking Flynn if he knew that lying to the FBI was a crime and Flynn said he knew when he did it that he was breaking the law and he was not entrapped into pleading guilty…but, that wasn’t enough for the judge as he continually asked the lawyers for Flynn if he was ready for sentencing, telegraphing that there was going to be jail time if he was…so, the lawyers asked for a delay in sentencing so Flynn could continue his cooperation and maybe take jail time off the table…one of the cool things that I read was that the judge laid into Flynn telling him he “betrayed” the US by his actions, essentially driving the last nail into the coffin of the right’s attempts to minimize Flynn’s crimes. I think Flynn’s lawyers really stepped in it by trying to pooh pooh Flynn’s crimes in the sentencing filings and I applaud the judge by not having one bit of that crap…after all, Flynn is a traitor to this country who worked to undermine the sanctions on Russia for interfering in our elections and installing idiot boy trump…no matter how much he cooperates, he should still go to jail…impeach…

A new day starts….Jose Mourinho is gone…

Well…as you know, I have vented my frustration with how Manchester United has been playing this year with it’s worst start in 28 years and no hope of getting to the Champions League next year. Today, though, we Red Devils fans got a Christmas gift with the sacking of Jose Mourinho as manager and I say it has been way too long coming. Under Mourinho, Man U has looked an ordinary team for more than a year even with all of the talent they have and the money they have spent…Jose turned them into a plodding, ugly team to watch and every game has left us guessing what team is going to show up…and I put that squarely on the manager…now, there is plenty of blame to go around and much of it is the players themselves who seem to be phoning it in at times and I’m not sure if it was conflict with Jose or what but maybe, just maybe we can have some hope to see our Man U team be Man U again…it will be interesting anyway….

December 18th

Well…woke up really sore this morning and I’m not sure what it’s from…I think I pulled something in my left hamstring since every step I take is like someone is stabbing me in the back of the leg and I can’t remember ever having this pain before…not sure how that will affect the bike ride today but I think I’ll take something for it before I go out…but that will wait for a while with it only being 22 degrees right now and I am not ready to take that cold….had a pretty nice day yesterday but had a little scare with the car…noticed a puddle of something under it at the bar after shooting pool but it must have been from some other car since the car ran fine and didn’t have any leaks when I got back here so that was cool…and I won at pool…it appears the coolant is down about a half pint and I’ll take care of that today as I wait for the temp to come up….have to add a little coolant about once a year so this will be the yearly top up…I did get a bunch of stuff done yesterday morning so that means that I really don’t have much to do today but clean a little and watch the SpaceX launch at 9…more later….

What you never want to be….