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

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

It is what it is

Well, I get to go back to work today.  Can you feel the excitement?  Are the words I'm typing more vibrant?  nah.  I'm entering a 5 day stretch before I have an actual vacation.  You know?  One of those things that lasts a full week.  It's actually necessary.  September 4th is my anniversary day and I need to use all vacation before then.  We're not allowed to carry it forward.
Of course, Isias swept over us yesterday.  Lots of steady rain, no downpours.  No wind, just some light breeziness.  Right now the temp is a comfortable 66 (F) outside.  We are in August, however, so it will warm up again.  Still, I'm hoping the worst of the heat is over.
There was a big explosion in Beirut yesterday.  I watched some of the videos.  Bad shit.  2700 tons of ammonium nitrate detonated, the same stuff Timothy McVeigh detonated in Oklahoma City in 1995, except he used a couple of barrels of the shit.  I'll admit to being a bit stunned when one official said the stuff had been sitting in that warehouse for years... unprotected.  For years.
People are talking about the Idiot Jerk's interview with Axios.  Like the Beirut explosion, there are snippets all over the place.  He evidently showed up with some graphs with fudged statistics, they made his administration's dealings with the pandemic look exemplary.   When the inaccuracies were pointed out, all he could do was splutter.  Oh, and as for the death toll so far, all he could say was "it is what it is."  Who says that about the loss of human life?  "It is what it is."  That's another way of saying "just deal with it."  Nothing's going to change what has already happened.  Nothing's going to slow down the deaths, so just accept it and move on.  In case you didn't know, this is how Republicans deal with Covid.
I saw where Kris Kobach lost the Republican primary in Kansas.  Evidently there was some real concern that this pro-Idiot Jerk henchie might win... and because he is a pro-Idiot Jerk henchie, the Republicans would lose another seat in the Senate.  Think about that.  Now is not the time to be a pro-Idiot Jerk.  In fact, now is not the time to be a Republican.
I did ride my 19.28 mile Corsica route yesterday.  I even cut 18 seconds off my previous time.  Burned 612 calories.  To celebrate, I baked a loaf of banana bread.


Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Yesterday was dry, today it's going to be wet.  Isais has arrived in Central PA.  If this forecast holds true, Anne Marie in Philly will get around 2 inches, here in Harrisburg we should get about 4.  When you're talking about rain, 4 inches is a lot.

I tried to get the dogs to go out before the deluge arrives... Biggie doesn't like to get wet.  Because he's a good dog, eventually he will go out.  I keep a large towel waiting for just such occasions.  
My ride yesterday was in West Cork, Ireland, along the Atlantic coast in a place called Skibbereen.  It was very nice, but very hilly, and we know how much I love hills.

So far this year I've ridden 1490 miles, only 1010 more to hit my goal of 2500, and I'm actually ahead of where I'm supposed to be.
I saw where the Idiot Jerk called Birx pathetic because she refused to bear false witness about the pandemic.  Because it's now everywhere, people will get sick and die everywhere.  Where the virus goes, his poll numbers drop.  He will keep on lying about this, to do otherwise would make him culpable of so much death.  
Oh, and in case you didn't see, a little more information was released yesterday regarding the investigation into the Idiot Jerk's finances.  Bank and Insurance fraud... oooohhhh.  I always suspected there was more to this then just hooker payoffs.  And it's not just him.  There was an information drop about Ivanka Danka and her mealy mouthed husband, something about executives from Deutsche Bank and a property they had purchased.  The Idiot Jerk's family has gotten some serious loans from Deutsche Bank, just in case you didn't know.  Dear me, it looks like some serious rain is going to be falling on their parade.