What Else?

I’m so hyper focused on music right now that the world is passing me by.  What am I missing?

The New Hampshire primary was last night.  The top three places were all held by people I could reasonably see myself voting for on Super Tuesday.  Sanders was my pick last time around.  Buttigieg seems fine to me.  I’d like to see a little more grass roots and a little less big money, but policy wise he’s fine.  My step son has done some volunteer work for his campaign and I am bursting with pride over it.  Klobuchar was a surprise but I’ve liked her since the day she announced her candidacy.  I have this vague image in my head of her beating the living shit (figuratively speaking) out of the people who are making a bad joke out of the Constitution. I see her as someone who could clean up the shit show.

Warren has been my main focus and I’m a little disappointed at her showing so far.  I saw this primary as a Warren vs Sanders showdown with Biden kinda peeking in from the sidelines.  There’s still time for Warren to improve relative to the others, but if we have to settle for her as our esteemed US Senator, I’m fine with that.

Realistically, whoever ends up winning the nomination is getting my vote and at least a chunk of my money.  That nazi piece of shit in the white house has to go.  Of course he won’t.  The Senate has already approved his attempts at rigging the election, so the very concept of a legitimate election has already been flushed down the toilet.  He’ll rig it and he will win it.  Our democracy is already dead, I’m just clinging to the tiny shreds that are left behind.  Mostly just out of habit.

At least the Bruins are still doing well.  That awful dip in the standings prior to the all star break is going to bite them on the ass.  Their huge lead is gone and Tampa is right on their heels.  I was very pleased with their play of late, but losing to Detroit really grinds my gears.  We get the Canadiens tonight.  There are few things that could cheer me up as my country descends into a fascist dictatorship as much as watching the Bruins beat the holy hell out of Montreal.  No pressure though, okay Bruins.  You just go out there and have fun.

A week or so ago, Larry and I were having a discussion about various Quentin Tarantino movies and he made a joke about a scene in Kill Bill and it went right over my head.  I saw both volumes in the theater and had never re-watched them.  I thought they were both fantastic and I loved every second of them… I just never revisited them again.  I fixed that error over the weekend and watched both movies.  They are just so good.  The violence is way over the top and the story doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but every scene is perfect.  I forgot about so much.  In my memory the first movie is just blahblahblah Crazy 88’s and the second movie is just blahblahblah Superman’s disguise.  I forgot about all the other twistedly delightful stuff.  I kinda want to watch them both again, but instead I’ll watch the two movies I still haven’t seen: Hateful 8 and Django Unchained.

Note: I don’t think “twistedly” is actually a word.

Okay, I have to mention music again.  I can’t avoid it right now.  I did some recording this morning.  After being late to work on Monday because I stayed home a little too long, and late to work on Tuesday even though I left on time, I came up with something to try and keep me on track.  After I set up my laptop to record some voice parts, I brought up Waze on my phone.  I put in my work address as my destination and I left the phone on the table next to me.  As I worked through the two songs for today I kept an eye on the estimated time of arrival.  When it reached 8:45 I packed up and left.  It worked.  I was on time today.

Unfortunately when I was packing up I put my MacBook onto the stand on which it sits on my desk in the office (grammar, bitches), turned off the lights, and left the room.  A couple of minutes later I heard a bang.  What?  My laptop FELL OFF THE STAND!  It was still working okay, but it scared the crap out of me.  I managed to back up this morning’s work onto an external drive, but if my lappy is dead I might be in big musical trouble.  I know it’s not dead, everything was functioning within normal parameters… still… how scary is that.  BANG!

Friday is Valentine’s Day.  We don’t have any plans.  I’ll see if my beloved love wants to do anything after work.  It’s also a kid weekend so my step son will be around.  He went to a mock UN weekend last week and I can’t wait to hear about it.  Tonight will be the first time I see him since he came back.

I went to the gym last night.  I am planning on going again tonight and tomorrow night and as many days as I can between now and Disney World.  I need to build up some stamina for long walks.  I’m still stuck at the 15-minutes-before-my-back-starts-complaining point.  Every little bit helps though.

What else… I’m thinking about playing a little saxophone tonight.  If you hear crying it means I can’t pull it off anymore.  I was a music major and sax was my primary instrument of study.  I haven’t touched it in years, but normally when I start playing again a lot of the old skill is there.  What isn’t there is the muscles in my jaw.  I get a few minutes of solid playing followed by fatigue so bad I can’t play anymore.  My plan for the next week and a half is play a little, rest a little, repeat.  That’s assuming I’ve still got it.  Boy, do I hope I’ve still got it.

When you are 48 years old the phrase, “Boy, do I hope I’ve still got it” comes into play almost every day for a seemingly infinite number of topics, wouldn’t you say?

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

Well I sure hope my fellow Americans enjoyed their 243 years of Democracy because it just ended.

The US Senate just voted to allow the President of the United State to do whatever he pleases, including rigging elections, without having to worry about any consequences.

We are officially a dictatorship now.  Let Fascism Reign.

Boycott

I’m not watching the State of the Union tonight.  The Union I used to know is gone.  What we used to call the Nazi party and now call the Republican party has taken over and removed the Constitution.

I am wondering one thing though… what’s the over/under on Trump having Pelosi arrested during his sham of a speech?

Aren’t You Proud

Aren’t you proud to be an American today (assuming you, dear reader, live in the United States.  If not, just roll with it)?

Today’s the day.  Today’s the day the Constitution gets used as toilet paper and flushed down the proverbial toilet.

First the Senate refused to hold confirmation for a presidential appointee for the Supreme Court.

Then the people of the United States elected a fascist to the white house.

Now the fascist has been impeached by the House of Representatives and the US Senate is going to rubber stamp the fascist’s desired outcome for the impeachment trial.

The President of the United States of America has been impeached for, among other things, coercing a foreign government into interfering in a Presidential election and the Senate impeachment trial is going to proceed without either side being able to call witnesses.

What do you call a country where the outcome of criminal trials are pre-determined based on political party membership?  A dictatorship?  A fascist regime?  I’m not sure, but you most definitely do not call it a democracy, that is for certain.  The rule of law doesn’t apply to you if you are a member of the right political party.  The Constitution of the United States of America does not apply to you if you are a member of the right political party.

We should all start rehearsing our nazi salutes, because that’s where we are headed right now.  Everyone take your personal copy of the Constitution and throw it in the trash.  That is much more polite than what #MidnightMitch McConnell is doing.  He took his copy of the Constitution, crumpled it up into a ball, shoved it up his ass, covered it with shit, and then flushed it down the toilet.

God Bless America, let fascism reign.

Let the Impeachment Trial Begin

So we’re underway.  The third impeachment trial in US history.  The first of the three that will be a total and complete farce.

Our senate took oaths to be impartial.  Isn’t that cute?  The republican leadership has already said they will collaborate with the white house, and they took “oaths” to be impartial.

When the collaborators do their job to rubber stamp their fuhrer’s desired outcome, can we then impeach every single one of them for breaking their oath?  Does the idea of an oath even have meaning anymore?

Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) is an Idiot – May 7, 2017 Edition

This one isn’t as bad as yesterday’s fascist collaborator moron in Congress video, but it’s got me just as pissed off.  Give it a view, it’s a quickie.

Congressman, how do you know that this bill isn’t going to destroy the lives of millions of people seeing as there was no analysis done on it by any economic or medical groups at all and there is zero evidence to show that anything it says will even come close to doing anything it’s supposed to?

“I know.”

I know things too, you fucking piece of dog shit.  I know you just raped millions of constituents in order to line the pockets of the super rich.  Hey congressman from Florida, how many of your voters are on medicaid?  You know medicaid, that thing you just gutted?  Who bought you, congressman?  Who bought your vote?  Which fascists do you answer to now?

Enjoy your stay in the US House of Representatives.  It will come to an abrupt end in just under two years.