No, this is not ok…

Workout notes:

weights: pull ups (5 sets of 10: strong)
rotator cuff
incline press: 10 x 135, 7 x 150, 10 x 140
military press (dumbbells): 2 sets of 12 x 50 seated, supported, 10 x 40 standing
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50 each arm
abs: 2 sets of 12 twist crunch, 2 sets of 10 yoga leg lifts, moving bridge recoveries, headstand.

Swimming: 500 easy, 5 x (25 fly, 25 free, 25 back, 25 free), 5 x (25 drill, 75 free) fins, 100 pull, 100 free, 100 pull.

Politics: Marco Randazza, a prominent First Amendment attorney, wrote about the violence we are seeing at political rallies:

When free speech is a casualty, we should not be dividing into tribes and pointing the finger. Trump may be cultivating this intolerance, but no matter whose team you are on, you should be outraged that a political rally was canceled — and you should be outraged at those who celebrate that fact.

And, before you blame Trump and the extreme right, you should make sure that your “team” is clean, too.

After all, a few weeks ago, when six lonely, sad, and pathetic Ku Klux Klan members tried to march in Anaheim, they were descended upon by violent counterprotesters. They acted with as much beastly violence as the awful Trump supporter who allegedly sucker punched a protester. Meanwhile, anti-KKK protesters in Anaheim might have killed their victims, had a Jewish expert on hate crimes not ironically and heroically intervened.

When right-wing activist Ben Shapiro tried to give a lecture at Cal State, those who wanted him silenced resorted to violence as well.

I think that one problem is that people don’t “get” abstract thinking. They don’t see that if one can block traffic to a Trump rally, then Bible Thumpers can block traffic to a conference on evolution or feminism.

Silencing speech that you don’t like is not civil disobedience.


March 21, 2016 - Posted by | morons, politics, politics/social, swimming, weight training | ,

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