blueollie

25 July 2011 the day…

Workout notes 2200 yard swim, weight lifting.
250 of 25 3g, 25 swim
250 of 25 fist, 25 swim
500 of 25 kick, 25 swim (fins)
1000 in 17:31 (10 seconds slower than 2 weeks ago): 4:22, 4:26 (?), 4:23, 4:20
I got pushed a bit in the middle by my 6′ 6″ buddy.
200 back cool down.

Weights:
incline press: 10 x 115, 10 x 130, 8 x 130
Hammer rows: 3 sets of 12 x 200
curls (dumbbell): 3 sets of 12 x 25 lbs.
pull down: 3 sets of 12 x 140
military press: 3 sets of 10 x 40 lbs. (dumbbell)
sit ups 4 x 25
lunges: 10, 20
push backs: 3 sets 10 x 110 lbs. each leg
adduction: 3 sets 10 x 180 lbs.
abduction: 3 sets 10 x 180 lbs.

Posts: I just saw the President talk about the current debt ceiling fiasco and the Republican response:


I followed on facebook and got tired of reading ridiculous right wing comments from my Naval Academy classmates (1981) so I unfriended the whole lot of them. Details here.

True, I sometimes get frustrated with fellow liberals too.

But no, things are not remotely symmetric:

Clive Crook Is Drowning America

OK, not really. But his piece this morning, Washington is drowning America, illustrates perfectly how self-proclaimed centrists have aided and abetted our descent into paralysis.

Crook accurately describes the destructive behavior of the GOP and how it’s making the country ungovernable. But does he then condemn the perpetrators? Not exactly. Instead, he calls a plague on both houses:

If positions were reversed, Democrats would feel just as entitled to disable, by any means necessary, their enemies’ legislative accomplishments.

Would they? Did they in fact behave like that when Republicans held the White House? No, they didn’t; Crook equates real GOP behavior with an imagined Democratic future.

And look at what this does to incentives: no matter how badly Republicans behave, they don’t draw condemnation from the Very Serious People. All you get is tut-tutting about how politics is awful, and if only we had a third party to install Mike Bloomberg as dictator president all would be well.

Who knows where this will lead. It is possible (but not probable?) that Mr. Boehner’s tactics will help defeat President Obama but lose the House in 2012.

Big Butts

I need some fun, so here is a great collection of female volleyball butts (court and beach)

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July 26, 2011 - Posted by | Barack Obama, big butts, economics, economy, political/social, politics, politics/social, ranting, Republican, republicans, republicans political/social, republicans politics, social/political, spandex

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