I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Friday, August 18, 2017

About those cold, dead hands

Okay, so it's Friday and that means I go back to work... for 3 days.  I stopped in at the store yesterday for some curtain rods and checked my sales - I beat my goal last week by 884%.  However, I have a number of customers who have responded yet so this morning I'm going to cancel their quotes.
I saw that 25% of Americans will never abandon the Idiot in the White House - that's not surprising, these are staunch republicans.  Chuck Heston would have found it far easier to let someone rip his rifle from his cold, dead hands than it is for these people to even suspect how evil the GOP has become.  This is about the same percentage that swore their loyalty to the Idiot 'W.'  They will never change.
I met with Kindred Care Hospice yesterday while they evaluated my Mom... she's too healthy, they say.  Evidently her dementia hasn't progressed far enough, which is funny because right now you never know what's going to come out of her mouth.  She told the caregiver from Kindred that she had suffered a cardiac arrest, and then added "believe me, it was very painful," and that it happened sometime after her Senior Living Facility moved her to the country for a week so they could repaint her apartment.  And the border along the ceiling?  "Isn't that beautiful?  I picked that out."  And none of it happened.  We had hoped that being on hospice would eliminate some of her frequent ambulance rides to the hospital, but it looks like that's not going to happen.
Could someone please tell me why some people show up at the gym with big gym bags which they cart around with them?  Lockers are provided, so why would you want to haul around a bag?  What is so important that you need to take it with you out onto the floor.  It's almost as weird as those people who do a set, and then take a sip of water.   They do another set and then... take a sip of water.  If they were sweating profusely I'd say "hey, buddy, you might want to take a sip of water," but their not.  There, that's 2 things I don't understand about people who go to the gym.
So, there's a big eclipse coming on Monday and I'm off work.

I'm in the .08 magnitude area, which means it's going to get dark, but not too dark.  I understand that sometime afterwards the Planet Nibiru is going to collide with Earth.  Let me tell you, I've got my Nikon ready for that event.  Here's an artist's rendition, just in case you miss it.

Nifty, huh?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trump can't even make Mr. Congeniality

Well, today is Thursday... that means I have to go back to work tomorrow.  And my schedule is shit... I know because I looked at it this AM.  I work for 3 days, have off for 2, and then work for 8 days straight.  The week following I have split days off (I hate that) and I'm scheduled to go to a Supervisor meeting (which I hate even more).
During my 10 days off I got a lot accomplished, not as much as I wanted to get done, but still a good bit.  One of the things I had done was to get myself legitimately weighed and measured (I'm talking height here), and legitimately speaking, I'm 5' 8.5" which stunned me.  I used to be almost 5' 11".  Now I know you shrink with age but I'm not that old.  And then I started thinking about my back issues, how 2 of my lumbar discs are gone, bones fused, and a 3rd is nearly gone... and the same thing is happening in my neck, and discs are about 1/4 inch thick so... there you have it, or at least about an inch and a half of it.  This means my weight needs to come down a bit since I was calculating it to 5' 11".  Shit.
And I don't find it surprising that 40% of Americans now think the Idiot Jerk in the White House should be impeached.  Of course, only 7% of Republicans feel this way, but then they've always been obtuse when it comes to politics.  And one super hilarious statistic is that the World trusts Putin more than it does Trump.  That's not saying much for the Idiot Jerk in the White House; the fool is getting smacked back from every direction.  One of thing that is almost spectacularly funny is going to Social Media and seeing all of these crazy, conservative Republicans squealing "we're not racist, we're not racist..." They make me laugh because of course they are, I mean that became obvious with their attacks on Obama.  Fools!
Agents Of Mayhem was released yesterday and I'll probably download it later this morning.  It's from the same studio that put out Saints Row IV, which I thought was great - sick, twisted, and a lot of fun.  Saints Row IV was banned in Australia - maybe because one of your weapons was a club that looked an awful lot like a giant dildo.  Agents lets you play as one of 12 different characters, I'll probably choose Hollywood.

Hollywood is in the Center
That way I can dress him up... or down, as much as I want.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Here comes the Karma

For those of you living in a cave deep, deep underground, the Idiot Jerk in the White House turned his ass towards reporters yesterday and farted out great chunks of fecal matter (that's my way of saying that the shit has started to hit the fan).  And did you hear the wail of Republican politicians as they saw their political futures flash in front of their eyes?  Or was it drowned out by the scrambling of their shitty, little feet as they ran to the nearest camera to denounce the Idiot Jerk?  I've been telling people for a long time now that this moron's Karma is so bad, it's going to sweep over him and all those who supported him washing them all back into the sewer.
He's an old, white guy who sincerely believes that white people are superior.  There is no way in hell he will ever understand anything even remotely close to reality, that we are all one species, that we are human and that we are all equal.  These racist views of his will effect everything he attempts to do; Asians, Latinos, Africans, Australians, Germans, Italians... all will be treated as inferiors.  I mean, would expect anything else from an asshole?

And remember 3 weeks ago when those Crazy Christians gathered in the Oval Office to lay their hands on him?  What does this say about them?  Not much?  Well, it does say that they will spread their legs for anybody who promises to give them what they want.
And what about Luther Strange, that white racist from Alabama?  He says the Idiot Jerk is a miracle from God...  This guy was evidently born stupid.  He deserves to be swept away by Karma.
And they are all tainted flesh, you know, every single Repugnant Republican who voted for him, racist to the core of the party.  They deserve everything that's coming their way.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Yes.. terday was interesting.
I'd bought a Luminox watch through Amazon.  The watch I received looked like the one I'd ordered... for the most part, but not quite, so I went on line and checked.  The watch bands were different.  I sent an email to Flying Fashion, the retailer, thinking they would send me a new band.  Their response was to blame Amazon Fulfillment for sending me the wrong watch and tell me to send back the watch, no offer to replace the watch with the correct one, just return it.  Being in retail, I find that reaction suspicious - no one likes to take a hit in revenue.  Surprisingly, I've already received an email from Amazon crediting my account.
And the Idiot Jerk in the White House gave some sort of statement yesterday condemning hate groups... too, too late.  My money says he can't even wipe his ass clean which is why he has this lingering stink of shit around him.  Maybe you ought to reach for your gas mask now since it's only going to get worse.
And last night the "Yestival" was in Hershey.

Carl Palmer opened the show... and he was tremendous.  He got a standing ovation when he launched into the ELP version of Fanfare for the Common Man!

The great Carl Palmer
Todd Rundgren was next on the bill... what can I say?  He had a good light show?  Yeah, he had a good light show... but I kept reminding myself that if he hadn't been on stage so long Yes could have played a longer set.

Good light show but empty of music
And then Yes took the stage.  Steve Howe and Alan White, two of the original root members, Geoff Daniels on keyboards (he's been playing with the band on and off for years), Jon Davison on vocals, and Billy Sherwood on bass.  They had a 2nd drummer last night so I guess White must be looking at retirement.


Yours in No Disgrace

I was very pleased!  This was probably the last time I will see one of my favorite groups and I'm glad it was a damn, a really damn good show!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Cretin Trump effect.

So, I've been enjoying my time off, my vacation away from my job.  Today, however, seems to be the first day that I've planned to do any of the chores I'd meant to start last week which is fine.  There is a price to pay, however.  This AM I jumped on the scales (that right, I have 2) to check out the damage... if you heard anything around 0517 it was me smashing atoms!  I expected the poundage increase.  I mean, what's a vacation if you don't gain a couple of pounds?  Going to the gym and cardio will be the price I have to pay... and I've already started.
Yesterday I visited my friend Betsy, down in York, and we did what she likes to do - go to the mall.   The Galleria Mall, to be precise.  I hate malls.  You're forced to walk past store after store after store, now of which have any interest to you to your 1 or 2 destination points.  The Galleria has a Boscov's, which used to be really big in Central PA.  It has mirrors on the ceilings.  That's right, mirrors.  Now, how many ways can you spell tacky?

And, of course, yesterday was that shit storm called Charlottesville, but then we all knew there was going to be  shit storm.  The White Supremacists are empowered by the Idiot Jerk in the White House who did what any one person with half a brain expected him to do, protect his fellow racists by blaming many sides, many faces.  And David Duke former grand dick of the KKK called him on it!  "It was our votes that got you elected!" he Tweeted, or something to that effect.  Duke is pissed because he was expecting support from his fellow racist and all he got was some banal statement about hatred.  The statement which intended to spread the blame to those who were injured, who were using non-violence, totally failed to appease.  His base is furious because he failed to support racism, and hatred, and bigotry.  For everybody else, every second of every passing day, it becomes more and more obvious that calling him an Idiot Jerk is much too nice.  Cretin is much better.  In fact, the moment when he revealed his Cretinism is going to have a profound effect on his approval ratings.  You know where they're going to go?  Down even farther.  And now those Supremacists who thought he was king are going to take a big step back, for them he has joined the ranks of the gutless.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Machine me

So, I ordered a refill for my Naproxen prescription at CVS - with my insurance, it normally costs .26 cents... and I was wondering, now that they've been accused of over charging on prescriptions if that cost will drop... probably not.
I had my eyes checked yesterday - usually I go to Pearle since the exam is free, however they are not doing exams at my local store and the closest was across the river, in Harrisburg, so I went to Lenscrafters instead.  The exam is still free.  My prescription changed, my left eye is a little worse, but the pressure in both of my eyes is down.  They ordered new lenses for my D & G frames... that's right, designer frames.  Anyway, while they were refitting my frames I got sucked into their computer for a little bit, so quickly I snapped a self portrait of a machine me.

You can call me Tronny
Oh, and I see the Idiot Jerk in the White House is now saying that the United States is "locked and loaded" in regards to NK.  He evidently hasn't been paying attention to Defense Secretary Mattis has stated that war would be catastrophic - and the statement he's making is about war on the Korean peninsula in general, not nuclear specific.  Of course, all of this "super power" talk is giving the Idiot Jerk a stiffy, proud of his little soldier he is because his little hands make it seem so big.  Of course, he will never understand that size and power are all relative.
And how about the feud between the Idiot Jerk and McTurtle?  Keep that baby on your dance card because the next thing you know, those two old farts will be trying to do The Hustle.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chart this

I see I forgot to title yesterday's entry... shit.  Oh, well, what can I say, I'm on vacation.  Today is my 2nd legal day off from work and I'm loving it.  Took the dogs for another walk at Adams Ricci Park.  They loved it!  Made an eye appointment for this afternoon for an exam - the Optometrist I go to is covered by my Major Medical but my regular eye insurance doesn't cover him for exams so this afternoon I'll be visiting Lenscrafters.
Bought myself a muscle chart so I can learn the names of all of the muscles that I don't know.  It's pretty nifty.  I hung on the wall in the weight / computer / PC game room.

So... it looks like my brother and his wife are buying a farm.....  She's a hoarder in training so this is going to give her a very large barn to fill up with shit.
And I see everybody is still talking about North Korea and the Idiot Jerk in the White House.   Doesn't anybody realize this is exactly where he wants to be, in the spotlight.  He doesn't really care what turds he spits out of his mouth, as long as people talk about him... well, he thinks that just ducky dandy.  His problem is that he doesn't understand that he's moving in the wrong direction if ever wants to get his Sally Field moment.  In fact, I don't a moment like this was ever in the cards for the Idiot Jerk in the White House:

Vietnam was bad for the Republicans.  Iraq was even worse.  If something goes wrong in North Korea... well, as a political party, their goose will be cooked.