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.
Monday, January 23, 2023
So, we have the Monday drizzles. The forecast for daylong flurries yesterday never happened, except maybe for 2 or 3 minutes around 11 AM. After that, all we got was rain... steady, soaking rain. Except for that cold bit we had over Christmas, this winter's been on the mild side. Not warm, but not cold either. Did I just jinx the next 2 months? Well, not according to the long range forecast.
As expected, work was slow yesterday. The playoff games kept a lot of people at home. There are times when I do believe the media forces you to become sports enthusiast, though I know I might be wrong... sort of. People want to be on the 'winning' side', so cable and network programming feed them what they they want, usually with bold headlines and banners. And it's not just sports. The Oscar nominations are out tomorrow, which means we'll soon be hearing about the horseraces between the nominees.
Since I occasionally use a lyric or two from a song in my books, I thought it appropriate that I use one of those songs for this little video.
For those who don't follow Joe Manchin, that includes me, he was on Meet the Press yesterday morning. He claims to be a centrist Democrat, but tends to vote like a mini-Republican. I think of his as more of an obstructionist. Like when he voted against ending the filibuster. He tends to appease the opposition, more than he does his own party. Oh, and there are rumors swirling that he's considering a run for president in 2024. Someone needs to tell Joe that one of the last things America needs right now is a 72 year-old, white, faux centrist running for president. While he might satisfy those leaders in the fossil fuel industry, he is really nothing more than an anachronism needing to be forgotten.
I think it's a shame Biden dropped the ball with this document issue. For some reason, I do suspect the White House thought they might use this as a comparison, showing how Biden abided by the law, while Trump did the exact opposite. What they've unfortunately done is give the Republicans another dead horse for them to kick and stomp on.
Joe Manchin thinking of running for president is the funniest thing I've heard since Thing 45 said he was running back in '15.ReplyDelete
It is funny. They only reason Republicans like him is because he hurts Democrats. He's too unreliable to guarantee them undying loyalty.Delete
I ignore sports. I have no interest. But I will pay attention to Academy Award nominations. My political action figures have been whispering a lot about classified documents. They are all dismayed.ReplyDelete
The nominations are interesting, however the Academy is still in love with dramas, and so they ignore many outstanding performances.Delete
God, I remember the depressing music that used to start up when Match of the Day was on on a Saturday and I knew we were in for a football afternoon (our team always lost)! Still, that was better than Songs of Praise on a Sunday evening!ReplyDelete
It's been so long since I've watched major sporting events on TV, I forgot that they have theme songs.Delete
I agree with what you said about Biden. Democrat or Republican president, I'm not sure why documents or leaving the homes where they're supposed to be living and not being returned. Everything always surfaces down the road.ReplyDelete
And I'm not even sure why Joe Mansion is a Democrat.
Manchin's a Democrat because he likes the power he wields over the party on tight votes.Delete
Oh, Manchin can go eff himself and take Sinema with him. Detest them.ReplyDelete
And congrats on the final touches on the novel! Yay! That last trimming was productive, then?