One Fast Down

Raise your hand if you recently completed your first 16 hour fast and have then rewarded yourself with a nice lunch and some Pringles. Yeah, I dig that isn’t really within the spirit of the thing, but one piece at a time, am I right? I’ve also done a couple of walking-in-place sessions. I’d like to do it for 30 minutes a day (which will close the exercise ring on my Apple Watch), but being as criminally out of shape as I am, I don’t see that happening. I might be able to pull off 15 minutes a day for now. We’ll see.

So the Walking Dead announced today that it is ending after the next season. There will be a couple of spin offs following so it will effectively go on in another form. One show will center on Daryl and Carol. Another will be anthology style and could fill in back story for characters we already know. Interesting, but if it were up to me I’d just follow Judith. Also, will the comic’s end come into play? They’d have to bring a certain local sheriff back for that.

Bob Woodward, of Woodward and Bernstein and Watergate fame, has a new book coming out next week. It’s called Rage and it includes direct interviews with the fascist Cheeto in chief himself. Those interviews include one from February where the American Nazi Impeached prick tells Woodward that COVID-19 is a killer and five times worse than the flu. There’s another from March where he admits to downplaying the severity of the situation. Fuck him. Fuck him right in his pasty orange goo ass.

This Actually Happened

I have always preferred Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup for my protesting and rioting. I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I want to fight for basic human rights I always hit the Market Basket first and stock up.

I’m pretty sure that’s what my Great Uncle Jimmy took with him into battle during World War II.

In all seriousness… either our president is a clinical lunatic, or he believes everything he reads and he just happened to see this in The Onion, or something similar. Either way… he’s fucking insane.

Kiss My Ass, Fascists

Call it a dry run for the General Election in November. I just delivered my mail in ballot for tomorrow’s Massachusetts Primary Election to Methuen City Hall. I’ll do it again in just over two months. Kiss my ass, trump, you nazi stooge you.

Markey or Kennedy

We have a primary here in Massachusetts tomorrow and there is a juicy fight for the US Senate going on. With only one day left to make a decision, I am still very much undecided.

Kennedy currently has a seat in the US House and he is clearly a rising star. Even without the family name he is making waves in all the right ways. I would be very happy to see him in the US Senate.

Markey has been serving the state in Washington for ages. He’s always seemed to quietly be right where we the people needed him to be, doing exactly what we needed him to do. Under Trump he has always stood up to the fascists in the White House and he has been a strong force for right. Oh yeah, and he co-wrote the Green New Deal. I would be very happy to have Ed Markey in the US Senate for another six years.

Up until the last few days I was pretty strongly leaning toward Kennedy. Today, I think I’m leaning toward Markey.

We have vote by mail ballots but we did not mail them. What with the Trump administration dismantling the US Postal system in yet another obvious attempt to rig elections. Instead, I will drop our ballots off at City Hall, either tonight or tomorrow.

Now I just have to make a decision.

I am So Tired

Massachusetts had its 9,000th Covid-19 death today.

The United States of America had its 180,000th death today.

I am so tired of this. I am tired of having a president who ignores 180,000 deaths and over 5,000,000 sick people. I am tired of having a president who incites racial violence on TV every day and I’m tired of seeing my fellow citizens follow his lead and murder people in the streets. Cops, teenage kids, murderers. I’m tired of having a society that is so broken that some of us actually applaud a 17 year old with an assault rifle blowing people away because their skin is the wrong color. I’m tired of inequality based on skin color being okay with people.

Those people have been consumed by hate. I fear that I will be consumed by hatred of them. I’m just tired of it all. I’m tired of corruption and to think that an election in November is going to be anything other than rigged to keep the corruption gravy train rolling is just naive. I want to be hopeful, but I just don’t see it happening.

Bannon is a Crook. Duh

Steve Bannon was arrested today for ripping off donors to a build the wall charity.

Now I know that this won’t amount to anything, and even if it did the nazi in washington would probably pardon him because consequences aren’t a thing for republicans.

However, knowing that this piece of shit is going to spend at least a day in jail has warmed my heart in a way that nothing political, including all of the speeches from the Democratic convention could not.

Seeing trumpers go to jail… it’s just lovely.