Back for just a bit…

Well, I needed yesterday’s get away, which morphed into today’s. I still have some work to do, but it can wait until Monday. But I do have to do it..but this is fun work (rec letters, reviews, etc.)

Workout notes: Weights followed by a hilly 4 mile walk (blocked off part of Cornstalk hill in Bradley park).
Weights: rotator cuff
15-15-10-10 pull ups (strong)
bench press: 10 x 135, 4 x 185, 8 x 170 (strong)
incline press: 10 x 140 (good)
military: seated dumbbells: 2 sets of 12 x 50 (supported), 10 x 40 standing
rows: 10 x 110 machine, 2 sets of 10 x 50 (single arm)
abs: 2 sets of 12 crunch twists, 2 sets of 10 yoga leg lifts

Then the walk.

I’ve been thinking about other things.
This video about Trumps “Winner Seuss” book is hilarious:

And I had this letter to the editor appear:

t the outset, I’d like to make it plain: I do not approve of Donald Trump’s plan to exclude Muslim refugees and immigrants.
However, I can understand why an exclusionary policy might be appealing at first glance.
Think about what we’ve seen in the media over the past few decades. We’ve seen Muslim clerics lead in the taking of U.S. hostages, burning the U.S. flag and approving of “death to America” chants. We’ve seen them issue death sentences because someone wrote a book that they didn’t like. We’ve seen people in Islamic republics executed for religious offenses.
In Europe, we’ve seen Muslims rioting over cartoons and works of art that they don’t approve of. We’ve seen the signs that call for punishing people who “insult the prophet.”
Of course, no one wants any of that to come to the United States!
However, the issue is much more complicated than that. Often, Muslims want to come to the United States precisely for our freedoms and to escape theocratic tyranny. They want what many of our immigrant ancestors wanted when they came to the United States.
And lost in the image painted by the media is that Islam is extremely diverse. For example, a Shiite cleric in Iran might have little in common with a more secular-oriented Muslim in Turkey. Painting potential refugees and immigrants with the same brush is both unfair and inaccurate.


December 19, 2015 - Posted by | civil liberties, political humor, politics/social, social/political, walking, weight training | ,

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