Summer runnin’

Summer was awesome. HOT. But VERY productive. Right up until rehearsal got heavy. And I took over a week off starting tech Sunday.

By the numbers: weight under 210, body fat under 20, BMI dropped from 26.6 to 26.0. VO2 max is hovering just under 40. Fastest 3-mile since 2015 and fastest TWO-mile since 2013! Finally got a legit 100m down to 18.1. Still slow but … the last week off has healed my hip. Did a few lunges last night and it felt fine. We’ll see it comes back under pressure.

Show opened last Friday. Been wet and windy ever since but it looks like I’ll be able to hit the road again today. Road work Wednesday through Friday then start “training” again 10/1 and see how it goes. Last time around the first two weeks went well before the VO2 max limits added up. If I haven’t lost TOO much October will go well.

Missed last week’s games

due to tech week. Woulda been about 50/50.

Roughriders just dropped two in a row to teams who are a combined 12-0. Can’t remember EVER having that happen in a regular season. Those teams are in different divisions of our league so will not play this season. We’re currently 12th which puts us in the bowls AND we still have our quality win over Paint Valley. We’d open against Bellaire who also has one quality win. They’re a traditionally tough program so I’m not optimistic. Lots of shuffling over the next few weeks. West Liberty this weekend. Traditionally a close game. They’re down this season but not sure HOW down.

ONU lost to BW by four – MUCH closer than I thought it would be. They’ll be down on the river and it’s still usually safe to pick against Marietta. Now for the big boys. There aren’t four playoff teams. There are three. Georgia, Ohio State and USC. Alabama’s schedule is still soft. Oklahoma has a loss. Michigan WILL have. Same for Penn State. IF Washington can beat USC they’ll rep the Pac ??. Clemson’s schedule is too easy and the narrow escape to WF raised issues. Florida State might be the unlikely fourth team. Regarless, they’ll be sacrificial lambs.

I thought the Buckeyes were 14 better than Wisconsin. D’OH! They’re 30+ better than Rutgers and may cover the over on their own.

A scoop n score dropped my Saints to 1-2. Will be closer but not better against the Vikings this weekend. Within a field goal, especially with the “neutral field.” Top four? Bills, Chiefs, Bucs, Packers. NO love for the Eagles but the Dolphins will be heard.

Here come the midterms!

Zuckerberg’s Admission Of FBI Meddling In 2020 Election Is Even Bigger Than It Seems But it’s not like it was STOLEN or anything.

Lawsuit Against NYC Elections Board Slams Noncitizen Voting Law For ‘Discriminatory Intent’ Harming Black Voters Because of COURSE they do

RNC, Other Conservative Groups File Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania For Illegally Altering Ballots Why only conservative groups? Is the left OK with illegally altering ballots?

City Officials In Flint, Michigan Disproportionately Hired Democratic Poll Watchers In Violation Of State Law

Voters File Legal Complaint Accusing Wisconsin Election Commission Of Violating Federal Election Law

THE FIX IS IN, IN SO MANY WAYS: Snap Let Democratic Campaign Groups Scoop Up GOP Voter Data.

ARE YOU EVEN ALLOWED TO SAY THIS NOW? Computer Experts: Ditch Georgia’s Voting Machnes. Related: THIS is why those who question the 2020 election are being attacked as criminals

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: Inquiry: 94% of key 2020 counties wrongly dumped ballot info.

GOP Sues North Carolina Elections Board For Allegedly Breaking Mail-In Balloting, Election Observer Laws 

Court: Delaware’s Mail-In Voting Law Violates Its State Constitution

Joe’s closest wins: Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. All but Arizona included above! And it’s gonna get worse:

Bombshell: DOJ Conceals Records About Biden’s Use Of Federal Agencies To Influence Elections

Unstoppable? Democrat-Majority Michigan Supreme Court Greenlights Democrat Plan To Take Over Election

FLASHBACK: Yes, Biden Is Hiding His Plan To Rig The 2022 Midterm Elections.

Lawsuit: Clark County Election Officials Are Refusing To Disclose Poll Workers’ Political Affiliations

There will ALWAYS be something to worry about

RIDICULOUS. IT’S POLITICALLY ESSENTIAL THAT THERE BE AN EMERGENCY, SO THERE IS ONE: Over 1000 Scientists and Professionals Sign Formal Declaration: “There is No Climate Emergency.” “There is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050.”

Next time someone calls you a “science denier,” show them this absolute masterclass from John Stossel showing how the woke religion has hijacked science

A DEADLY RELIGION: The Dangerous Rise of Carbon Fundamentalism.

Parsing the contradictions.

We’ve made it through nearly all of July and August without having a single named Atlantic hurricane. That hasn’t happened since 1941.

THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Biden’s New Deputy Coordinator on Monkeypox… Literally Wrote the Article Instructing Health Professionals To Lie About How Monkeypox Is Really Spread, and By Whom, In Order to Spare Gays “Stigma.”

Pigskin!

Been kinda quiet on football so far this season but it’s been – calamitous nonetheless.

HS: My Roughriders graduated roughly half the team, including the coaches eldest son QB who is playing at the D III level. Best defensive player’s dad was transferred to Youngstown. And a disgruntled 2nd string RB transferred to a neighboring school Then we lost the season opener. Coach Buescher righted the ship quickly. We scored 43+ the next three games, never allowing more than 34. Sadly those opponents are currently a combined 5-7. Not BAD but nothing to brag about. The next two opponents are both undefeated. We’ll quickly find out how good we are, get a respite, then close out with our current rival, currently undefeated Mechanicsburg.

College: My Polar Bears will be middle of the road. Lost the season opener in OT then beat the former Capitol Crusaders <whew.> I’ll be happy if we aren’t TOO far under .500. Buckeye’s beat the #5 team at home but fail to cover the spread by about 6. Drop one spot in the poll. Alabama goes on the road against an unranked team, escapes with a 1 point victory, failing to cover by about 19 ….. and drops one in the polls.

Current top 4: Bama, Georgia, OSU … and the OTHER OSU. Texas has a loss (with an asterisk). Clemson and Oklahoma haven’t played a D1 schedule. Those are the only schools worthy of consideration at this point. Buckeyes over Rockets this week by three plus scores. Two other games pitting top 25’s against each other. A&M over the Canes by a little more than a FG. Ducks by single digits over Cougs.

NFL: Too early to tall, especial;y with some of the early outcomes and injuries. Chiefs and Bills are the class of the AFC. Rams and Bucs in the NFC. And Tompa Brady will beat by Saints by less than a TD this week in another close one.

Nature is healing

Schools are reopening and MOST of the country is trying to return to something vaguely resembling normalcy. If you know me you know I can’t return to something I didn’t wander too far away from. But the maskers are still with us (like the Biblical poor, they will be with us always.) Odd vestigial regulations persist like the monk’s kitten. And the receipts are being collected.

New CDC Covid guidelines treat vaxxed and unvaxxed individuals exactly the same. What about all those people who lost their jobs because they didn’t get the shot?

Doctors from USC, UCLA say mask mandates for COVID-19 not effective, as debate goes on.

IT’S TIME: Pushback: Blacklisted doctors join lawsuit against Biden administration COVID censorship.

Why We Can’t Trust the Covid Death Statistics

Related, long but VERY informative: DEEP DIVE: The Covid “Fudge Factor”

Who DIDN’T know this? CDC Director Admits COVID Response Mishandled

This one will make multiple appearances. Next time someone calls you a “science denier,” show them this absolute masterclass from John Stossel showing how the woke religion has hijacked science

Critics of the pandemic school closures have been vindicated.

Science Confirms: Lockdowns Don’t Stop The Spread

Back to school

Old school. Y’see kids, back in MY day mid-August was the county fair, rolled right into the state fair rolled right into the community festival which ended on Monday. Teachers reported Tuesday. School started Wednesday. And the first football game was Friday. NOW the county fair’s been moved to early July, I have no IDEA when the state fair is, the community festival is STILL Labor Day weekend, school started three weeks ago, as did the HS football season. So I’m always kinda lost.

‘Never seen it this bad’: America faces catastrophic teacher shortage

A Belated Vindication for School Reopeners

Expect this to be reposted under other topics: DAVY CROCKETT EXPLAINS WHAT’S WRONG WITH BIDEN’S STUDENT LOAN GIVEAWAY: Not Yours to Give.

A TRILLION-DOLLAR CON: Long-term con: Obamacare was ‘paid for’ by nationalizing student loans.

The White House press secretary blames Republicans for Covid school closures. We have the receipts for that gaslight attempt.

Moron?

No. More on election interference. Because this crap just keeps oozing.

A Declaration Of Dissolution: Wisconsin Supreme Court Fires The Starting Gun. Money quote: “If elections are conducted outside of the law, the people have not conferred their consent on the government. Such elections are unlawful, and their results are illegitimate.” — Justice Rebecca Grassl Bradley, writing for the Wisconsin Supreme Court majority in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission

The FBI Twice Interfered in the 2020 Election to Sabotage Trump. Now What? Now we let the left know in no uncertain terms that any shenanigans in the elections this year, and we’ll let loose the dogs of war. They won’t like us when we’re angry.

Lefties say “nobody is above the law” after FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago. Here’s a dozen must-read examples of people actually above the law.

Here’s 10 full minutes of Dems denying election results over the last 22 years for the next time someone says Republicans are election deniers

VOTE BY MAIL, THEY SAID. IT’S SAFE, THEY SAID. THEY EVEN GOT NEWMAN FROM SEINFELD TO ENDORSE IT. (NO, REALLY). Baltimore post office discovers 2020 mail-in ballots. “We deeply regret the late delivery of these mail pieces.”

Kenosha Pledges To Stop Using Ballot Drop Boxes After Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruled They’re Illegal

May I draw your attention back to the Carter Baker Commission on voting

Judge Denies Michigan Secretary of State’s Motion To Dismiss Lawsuit Removing 26,000 Dead Registrants From Voter Rolls

Arizona Supreme Court Smacks Down Democrats’ Election Takeover Ploy

Pennsylvania Abruptly Adds Mail-In Ballot Application To Voter Registration Form Mid-Election Cycle

Done driving

August was a little blah behind the wheel. I was pretty much done and had hit a slow streak. And was getting tired of most of my Px. Ready for the change to school. Spent a grand on gas this summer. That’ll eat up TWO of my bonuses. Ninety days. That’ll get me to Christmas so no “bonus” until NEXT year.

The rideshare revolution continues apace

IF IT MOVES, TAX IT: ‘Fee’ on deliveries a gut punch to Colorado.

Looming change in worker classification rules will cost small businesses big bucks.

Related: America’s elites are waging class war on workers and small biz.

GEICO closes all California offices, lays off workers. Y’see, Geico agents are IC’s. And we’re the new unwashed.

In other transportation news, something I’ve been bitching about for a generation: DRESSING LIKE SLOBS TO TRAVEL: “I do the boarding door, and we have people who come on barefoot,” a Delta flight attendant said last week at J.F.K. “I’m sure they have shoes somewhere.”

Words/Phrases that have changed meaning at the hands of the Left

Recession, Disinformation, Domestic Terrorist, Insurrection(ist), Voter suppression, Illegal Alien, Gaslight, Democracy, Inclusive, Diverse, Equity, Justice, Tolerance, Fascism, male, female (and everything THOSE entail,) marriage, parents

OUT WITH THE OLD SPEAK, IN WITH THE NEW: 6 terms Biden has redefined to further agenda, stigmatize opponents.

Re-Defining Words Hits Peak Absurdity.

They’ve done more, of course.

  • They told us Trump was engaged in Russian collusion
  • They told us Hunter Biden’s laptop was Russian disinformation
  • They told us vaccines were entirely safe
  • They crush reports of untoward side effects of vaccines
  • They are ignoring the growing number of excess deaths
  • They told us vaccination would stop the spread of COVID
  • They told us that vaccination would prevent you from contracting COVID
  • They told us that Trump was an illegitimate President.
  • They challenged the 2016 electoral vote
  • They tell us men can get pregnant
  • They push transgenderism on young children
  • They tell us we’re not in a recession and punish those who disagree on social media
  • They change the definition of definition
  • They seek to validate pedophilia
  • They tell us men with penises are women
  • They tell us monkeypox isn’t a disease of gay men
  • They tell us the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ will reduce inflation and not tax anyone under $400K

But OTHERWISE it’s all above board