When you hit middle age you really only have two choices: you can get fat and lazy until you roll over and die, or you can can get off your ass and do something, like maybe ride a bike.
I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.
Friday, May 6, 2022
The Conservative Problem
How's your Friday going? Mine is drizzly and rainy. Yepper! We have a real soaking weekend heading our way with a possible 3.5 inches of rain in the forecast. In fact, we're under a bit of a flood watch until tomorrow afternoon. Heavy rain on a Saturday is not good for our garden department.
I had my monthly 'one on one' review yesterday with Specialty management. As always, they want us to push credit, and, as always, everything they said went in one ear and out the other. In fact, almost everything they say does that.
My Cannondale X6 cyclocross bike sold at the World Cup and Ski bike sale and swap. If you remember, Dave G. (one of the managers) suggested $300 as an asking price, well, some fine customer paid $350. I'm happy. I was never going to ride that bike again, and that sale will cover the $250 deductible I need to pay for my car repair.
There is a planned karaoke section planned for my next book in which something inopportune might... well, occur. Will good and bad juxtapose each other? Hhhmmm, I'll never tell. Anyway, I'm seriously considering this little ditty. And who might sing it? Perhaps a character with some serious coordination issues on the dance floor?
I saw that the Democrats are going to have a vote on codifying the Women's Health Act in order to get Republicans to vote against it. The leak of the Supreme Court's anti-abortion manifesto (and if you look at Alito's warped logic, it is a manifesto) has put that extreme wing of the Republican Party in a bad place. How did they get here? Probably because Trump lost in 2020. You see, usually the party whose presidential candidate loses picks up seats in the House and the Senate in the next mid-term election. Conservative logic would have been that this is a good time to overturn Roe v Wade because we're going to take back control in 2022. Hence the leak, or test balloon as I like to think. The truth Conservatives will never understand is that their base does not represent a majority. Trump's little shit show on January 6 cost them a lot of Centrist / Independent voters, a fact they fail to comprehend. They also believe there is a silent majority of conservatives in America. They believe this lie because of Reagan's landslide win. They see and hear Trump's loud, shrieking MAGA base as representing a majority of crazy Americans.
Wrong. And their biggest problem is that they believe American voters are both stupid and gullible. We are not. And so, they have an extremely bad problem which will continually compound itself in the run-up to the midterm elections. American voters are going to slap the shit out of them this November, which is a very good thing. They need to be seriously slapped, and quite often.
Everything I've read says 70% of Americans support a woman's right to choose, so if the GOP wants to die on that hill, I'm fine.ReplyDelete
They are horribly confused. They believe this issue is about abortion because only 54% of Americans are pro-abortion, it isn't, it's about ensuring that the choice is available, which is where that 70% number comes from.Delete
I like that song at first, but now I cannot stand it.ReplyDelete
The video is really bad, but for what I'm intending, the lyrics are good.Delete
You'd Karaoke Elle King? Dave, dearest. I'm gonna need video of that. Would you put it in your Insta? Seriously, that's GOOD promotion.
And you know the Repugs have been in bed with the Talibangelists forever. They're one and the same. They've been working to erode other people's liberties since people gained any.
I hope the Dems go ahead with this. It'll show the country who REALLY are on the side of freedom and the pursuit of happiness once and for all.
Not me, one of the characters in the next book. And the Republicans jumped on board the Christian train because they realized that's the only way their crazy candidates could win any elections.Delete
The right to choose must be protected on the federal levelReplyDelete
I am also fine with the Republicans dying on the Hill of the Abortion Issue... for the 70% of us it is ALL about the Right to Choose and less about being Pro or Anti Abortion. I would never presume to tell another Human Being what to do with their own Bodies and force something upon them under protest. The ReTrumplican hijackers of that Party have doomed it, a whole new Party needs to replace it IMO.ReplyDelete
Republicans will never understand that it's about Choice, but then they are the 'shut up, we're in charge' party.Delete