I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Using Nazi Tactics

Oh, my, it's Thursday.  They're forecasting hot and humid (upper 80's F) and possibly more thunderstorms.  We had one late yesterday morning while I was at work, but last evening they all skirted around Enola.  There was thunder in all compass directions but never any overhead.
The VA gave me an excuse and an offer.  The excuse: last summer 2 Optometrists quit at the Cumberland Valley facility and they chose not to replace them thinking patients would move to Civilian Providers.  The offer: to start the paperwork letting me move to a Civilian Provider while allowing me to keep my VA pricing benefit.  I said:  Start the Paperwork.  This is evidently what they wanted to happen, however they failed in their promulgation of this information to Veterans.  My PCP hasn't changed, just the eye work.
A Big Thanks!! to my Readers for giving my books Good Reviews.  I haven't figured out how to shoot off fireworks around photos yet on the new version of Blogger so words will have to do for now.
I have the Central Air on because the humidity is already wretchedly high.
Last evening I spent some time with Nick Baker learning about the forests of Scotland.

The setting for Dun Adair is important.  At first I thought of locating the castle in the Upland Oakwoods.  I found something about the Pedunculate Oak intriguing.  In the end, I chose the Wet Woodlands since they surround Lochs.  Now my characters will be moving beneath Alder, Downy Birch, and Willow trees, and... of course, in the Wet Woodlands there is... fog.
By now everybody's read, or heard what Mad Dog Mattis has to say about the Idiot Jerk in the White House.  That shrieking sound you might be hearing is every molecule of air rushing out of Republican lungs at a high rate of speed.  I liked the bit where he said this president is using Nazi tactics to divide America.  Can you hear those Republican screams?  They're growing louder daily.  Wisely, Mattis did not specifically call him a Nazi.  That would be an instant failure since no one can be as bad as Hitler.  He did, however, use the term Nazi Tactics.  This administration has just lurched into a death spiral.  The stampede will begin shortly.  

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Flushing Trump

I don't know why, but for some reason today seems like it should be Friday.
This is my last full week of 5 hour shifts.  I have one day next week... but then I only work 1 day next week.
I sent a blistering email to the VA yesterday.  I have borderline glaucoma.  I had an appointment scheduled for February 2020, however they canceled that back in September 2019.  They did offer me an alternative date 5 days after they called to cancel and I worked that day.  So I made a new appointment for 7/22 of this year... and the VA cancelled it, not because of Covid - 19, but because the Dr isn't going to be in the office.  So I called yesterday do reschedule and the soonest they can get me in is March of 2021, more than a year and a half after they canceled my original appointment... because the Dr wasn't going to be in the office this past February.
On the cycling scene, I rode one of the Corsica stages yesterday - 19.53 miles.  It took me an hour and 10 minutes.  My average speed was 16.4 miles per hour (there are some hills).  And my little leggies were sore.  And what music was playing through my Jabra ear buds for that trek?  You all holding onto your seats?

And you know how I talk about presidential moments, those things branding themselves into America's psyche which foretell either the success or failure of his bid for re-election.  Well, the Idiot Jerk had another failure with his little walk through Lafayette Park.  And then yesterday he had another when he and Melanoma visited a shrine for St Paul II.  The Archbishop of Washington denounced the visit, criticizing the Idiot Jerk for politicizing religion.  Defense Secretary Mark Esper threw more cold water on the Idiot Jerk when he told the press he had no idea the walk to St. John's was going to be turned into a political photo-op.  And now his minions are saying it was Billy Barr's idea.  Ouch!  Looks like Billy's getting an up close and personal look at bus tires.  Oh, shit! and it gets worse.  North Carolina has rejected the RNC's bid for a full convention... so they're moving it.
While the bad news is continuing to unfold for the Idiot Jerk, Joe Biden, looking very presidential, gave an emotionally powerful speech up in Philly yesterday.  

One needs to be elected in November.  The other needs to be flushed down the toilet