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Yes, sometimes you do have to settle

Every winter I ask myself “why” I live in Peoria, IL. The answer is, of course, is “employment.” When I interviewed for jobs, the offer I liked best was from Bradley U: department, academic reputation, etc. So I accepted cold winters and a decaying rust belt town to get something I wanted.

The same happens in politics, a lot.

Now, after this was tweeted, came the following series of revelations. In other words, if he resigned ..well…things might not be any better.

No wonder why Nancy Pelosi was so artful in her response:

She never called on him to resign. “Do the right thing” is NOT “resign”.

Now I am not picking on Mr. Blow; many, many seem to want to have the luxury of taking their ball and going home if they don’t get everything they want.

Whoever I back in the 2020 election will be someone that I disagree with on a few issues. That’s a given.

Workout notes Weights and a very cold walk. I finished my weight routine early: rotator cuff, 5 x 10 pull ups, 10 x 135, 3 x 185 bench, 10 x 135 incline, 10 x 50, 45, 40 standing military, 3 sets of 10 x 110 row, planks (2:30), then I noticed I had enough time to walk outside..so that is what I did.

February 8, 2019 Posted by | politics, politics/social, social/political, walking, weight training | Leave a comment

Democratic sausage making

Yeah, 30 years ago, I’d be right with those guys. 🙂

And no, she isn’t some deadbeat in her personal life, as some right wingers claim. Now what she becomes, who knows. She does have political skill and is an excellent communicator. What she does with that: who knows.

Politics: very messy. I’ve spoken a bit about the situation in Virginia. The Republican who would be governor had the top 3 stepped down: went to VMI when it was still segregated and, yes, oversaw the production of a yearbook that had racist stuff in it. Why this would surprise anyone just astonishes me; what would one expect from a university that didn’t even admit blacks until the following school year (August, 1968)?

So…maybe it is better that governor and co. NOT resign?

There are other things irritating me. Some Democrats are attacking Neomi Rao (nominee to fill the judgeship that Kavanaugh vacated to go to the Supreme Court). Yes, as an undergradate, she wrote some mean things (as this friendly article admits). But here is one of the things that Kamala Harris attacked her for. (pdf file) The gist: if two students are drunk and have sex, why is the male liable and the woman not liable? And is it not a good idea to not get drunk to begin with (drunk to the point where you cannot protect yourself). OF COURSE, being drunk doesn’t mean that people have license to rape you..or do other things to you (e. g. steal your money…as has happened). But giving a safety tip does, in no way, excuse the criminal if you become victim of a crime.

I just get sick of it all, at times.

Workout notes: yoga, 1 mile treadmill (11:30), 5.33 on the track (40 laps, lane 3) in 55:48; 8 lap times: 11:46, 11:39, 11:27, 10:46, 10:08 (miles: first mile was just over 11, final was 9:30 so each lap time was about 40 seconds slower than the mile split).

Weight: 194.

Basketball notes: yes, on Saturday, I watched the men lose at home to Southern Illinois, despite being up by 10 points at the half.

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Tip off. Decent crowd, but not packed.

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Go Braves! Southern Illinois at Bradley.

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Tense ending.

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BU had its chances but got out worked down the stretch. They did win impressively on Wednesday evening though (at Evansville)

February 8, 2019 Posted by | basketball, politics, politics/social, running, social/political, weight training | | Leave a comment