This and that…get ready for ugliness…

My math problem: what I thought was an easy fix yesterday wasn’t so easy. I am going to have to work at it a bit. I think.

Issues: a judge ruled that that Trump couldn’t block people on his personal twitter account (though he can mute them). Rough reason: this became a de-facto public free speech forum.

Illegal immigrant families: yes, some kids are being separated from the adults that they came in with (about 700) but the issue is more nuanced than those yelling bumper stickers make it out to be. For one: the adults aren’t always the parents of said kids.

Why old people tend to be conservative: though this wasn’t exactly true in 2016, in general, people who are better off financially tend to be conservative. And if you are better off, you tend to live longer. Hence those that live the longest tend to be conservative.

Speaking of conservative vs. liberal, the ruckus about the NFL and Trump, and the NBA teams not wanting to visit him lead me to research which sports attract, on the average, what type of fan. Surprising to me (at first, anyway) is that, among all of the sports I follow, college football attracts the most conservative fans. NBA attracts the most liberal (though I’d be a WNBA fan if I lived near a team).

Here is a chart from the source:

Upcoming midterms: this might be an ugly election cycle. The Republicans probably won’t run on their “tax cut success” and so will try to use dog-whistles (e. g. paint Democrats as MS-13 lovers, slam the black NFL players for kneeling..all hot-button, highly emotional issues to get their older white base to show up.

And so it goes with “identity politics”; if we try to get a group to vote as a block, they will try to get an even larger subgroup to vote as a block.

Workout notes: weights plus a 4.1 mile hilly walk (1:03 for the Cornstalk + course (hill, the long version) to and from Markin. This is a shorter course when one goes to and from Markin, but not by much. It felt good.

Weights: stomach bothered me a bit until I told myself to calm down. Then: pull ups (ok, 5 sets of 10), incline: 10 x 135, 4 x 155, decline: 6 x 175, military: 1 set of 10 x 50 standing, 10 x 45 standing, 10 x 180 machine, rows: 3 sets of 10 x 200 Hammer. Usual abs, usual sucky plank (2:30).

Weight: 198 after.

June 6, 2018 Posted by | political/social, politics, social/political, walking, weight training | , | Leave a comment