Thursday, January 12, 2017
I was resigned to Hillary winning. “All” the polls had her ahead. I literally prayed for the grace to accept whatever happened in the election and to have faith that we would survive.
The Trump haters are bummed. I endured eight years of Clinton and eight years of Obama, so I know how you feel. I don’t really like Trump that much either, but at least he beat Hillary
It really doesn’t matter who you voted for. You are only one out of millions. You are the minority, this time. You may still choose to believe that you are not wrong.
We still have laws and the President doesn’t make new ones. Obama has been doing all he can to pronounce executive orders, but hopefully Trump will rescind most of them immediately. It really doesn’t matter who is the president. There is an almost-balanced congress and there will be an almost-balanced Supreme Court.
The effects of government actions are not known for years, if not generations. For example, the consequences of Obamacare are only now becoming obvious. It was rammed through by a Democrat congressional majority and president. Gridlock would have been better. Social security is not bankrupt yet, even though that has been forecasted for years. Deficit spending accelerates exponentially but we still don’t have the rampant inflation and economic collapse that has been predicted for decades.
With close balances in both houses of congress and almost as much opposition to Trump from Republicans, we’ll have a lot of gridlock, or should I say compromise, which will prevent further debacles such as Obamacare.
So cheer up, look out your window and notice that you can’t tell who runs the government. Unless of course you are in one of the places that have been run by Democrats for generations, such as Detroit or Baltimore, where there is now probably rioting in the streets.
If you, too, believed that Hillary was ahead in all the polls, may this help you to understand what people have been saying about the bias of the mainstream media.
So cheer up. Pot was legalized in several more states!
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Tuesday afternoon, January 28, I left home at 3:17 PM for my "reverse circuit" as I call it, an afternoon bike ride.
I crashed just east of Meeker Middle School on SE 192nd St. The crank arm snapped just as I was pedaling out of the saddle to get up a small hill.
A passing motorist saw me fall and stopped to help I asked him to take me home because I could tell my shoulder wasn't right and my bike wasn't rideable. The guy's name was Steve Wall, or Hall, I think. I was hurtin' and surely appreciated his help. I spent about the next three and a half hours getting through Kent Multicare Urgent Care Clinic. Their diagnosis: Separated shoulder and possible fracture of humerus.
I got some x-rays, pictures of my shoulder (x-rays) to take to the orthopedic doctor. The pictures are on a CD, but I seem to be unable to share them. Wednesday I went to Proliance Valley Orthopedics, saw Dr. Sue Cero. She gave me the diagnosis: few weeks at least. Class 2 shoulder separation, no fracture. Not much to do but let it heal itself. I feel better already knowing it is going to get better by itself.
Pictures of broken crank:
|Left crank arm snapped. Click to see full-sized picture.|
The crank is a Dura-Ace FC-7800, 180mm. I put it on the bike after about a year and a half, so it's at least six or seven years old.
MapMyRide map of my route.