It rained hard last night. The first thing I did this morning was check in the basement for water. Very old stone foundation here and with heavy rains I can often look down and see that a river runs through it. The deepest it's been has been 18 inches. Today there were just some damp patches so there was no need to pull the pump out.
I only did a little over 4 miles on the bike last night. I'd chose a new route which started off with a hill. That will only be a good idea if I do a shorter ride first to loosen up my legs.
And what about that racial flap circling around Biden? A few of the contenders want to knock him out of his Front-runner status, this, however, is not the right way to do it. Their desperation to get points in the polls is taking them into divisive territory. Dividing the Democratic Party just so you can make points is a bad idea. Bernie did it in 2016 and no matter what people want to tell you, the party never truly came back as a whole and... we ended up with the Idiot Jerk in the White House. Racially dividing the base is a bad idea, and if they are not careful that is what will happen. Let me tell you, if you think the last 2.5 years with the Idiot Jerk have been bad, an additional 4 years will the total ruination of this country.
Part of the problem is that we have too many candidates. Except for Biden, Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg, no one stands out.... Beto's fifteen minutes are over for the time being, he needs to take a step back and do something in Texas, like take out Ted Cruz. Bill de Blasio? Nope. Booker? Nope. Let me toss out a few other names that just roll off your tongue when you think of presidential candidates: Delancey, Gabbard, Inslee, Swalwell, Williamson, and Yang. And there are more.... but I think I've already made my point. I had the joy of seeing and hearing Obama speak in Harrisburg a number of years ago. He spoke of many issues which needed fixing: health, education, women's rights, human rights, the economy. Many of today's crop of candidates have only one issue they're going to fix... and with some it isn't even a major issue. We have 2 nights of debates coming up. Very few will watch both nights. Personally, I think the Democratic Party set the bar too low. They should have raised the criteria to reduce the number of candidates. Because they didn't do this, these candidates will begin to attack each other in order to grow their own base.
By blowing up this issue of Biden working with Segregationists a long time ago, Booker and Harris have given the opposition sound bites to use against Biden in a National campaign, if he gets the nomination. Oh, shit. Do not give the Idiot Jerk ammunition.