Friday, June 17, 2022

Let's just say that the day was ok until about 6pm;

Then some things got crappy.  And I'm beat.  So to the data so painstakingly gathered

Yeah, they're worried about the important stuff

At the beginning of 2020, there was a concerted effort to force everyone to use socially approved terms for the novel coronavirus, which was initially termed the “Wuhan Flu” due to the likely possibility it originated in the research labs of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Now, scientists are pressing for the rebranding of monkeypox, claiming it is discriminatory and stigmatizing.

The World Health Organization will officially rename monkeypox, in light of concerns about stigma and racism surrounding the virus that has infected over 1,600 people in more than two dozen countries.

Most of the places dealing with it are also using language to not flatly say that most people diagnosed with it appear to have caught it through male homosexual sexual contact.  Because sensitive, and better to say everyone is at equal risk than actually worry about those most at risk.

Be nice to have authorities more concerned with actually treating the disease than what it's called.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Take a day with not enough sleep,

PT in the morning, then a doctor appointment in the afternoon, and you don't really want to do anything.  You do, because there are things you want to get done, or at least started on, but it hardly seems worth the effort.


Found this, I like it

"The most terrifying force of death, comes from the hands of men who wanted to be left alone. They try, so very hard, to mind their own business and provide for themselves and those they love. They resist every impulse to fight back, knowing the forced and permanent change of life that will come from it. They know, that the moment they fight back, their lives as they have lived them, are over.
The moment the men who wanted to be left alone are forced to fight back, it is a form of suicide. They are literally killing off who they used to be. Which is why, when forced to take up violence, these men who wanted to be left alone, fight with unholy vengeance against those who murdered their former lives. They fight with raw hate, and a drive that cannot be fathomed by those who are merely play-acting at politics and terror. TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people's door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy... but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the men who just wanted to be left alone."
- Soviet Dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

And because I'm tired of hearing about how we're all gonna die,

a bit of a repeat of some favorites:

Well, if Bayou Renaissance Man is correct,

we're pretty much screwed.  Isn't that a nice cheerful thought?

It's a terrible thing...

Steve Brooks says 'We're currently delivering in less than 4 weeks from receiving your payment'.

It's only been five days... the waiting...

First, how damned stupid do you have to be...

Second, what do you want to bet it'd be 'Red Flag reports for everybody who complains!" if she could?
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel reportedly said Wednesday that "drag queens make everything better" and that there should be "a drag queen for every school" during an event in Lansing.

Nessel, who was the first openly gay person elected to statewide office in Michigan, made the comments during a civil rights conference while speaking out against what she describes as efforts to divide Americans, Craig Mauger of The Detroit News reported on Twitter.

Well, congratulations, dumbass, because you just did a LOT of dividing.  Seriously, you didn't think a lot of parents, and a fair number of gay people as well, just might object to such bullshit?

Adding to the general joy,

a simple plumbing job turned into a new sink.  Yes, I looked, and it was real problem.  Damn good thing I've been able to put some aside for emergencies.

Now I need to take a walk, which should loosen the knee up after sitting in the house so much, though I may lose a pound or so sweating.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Scene from the range

Coworker answers phone, "XYZ Range, can I help you?"

"What Hornady powders do you have?"

Moment of "What?" thought, because while Hornady makes a lot of nice things, it does not make powder.
"Sir, they don't make powder."

Annoyed voice: "Can I talk to somebody who knows something about reloading?"

I'm told the urge to say "Can I ask you the same?" was almost overpowering.

Well, isn't this just wonderful

Children are turning up in doctors' clinics infected with as many as three different types of viruses, in what experts believe is the result of their immune systems being weakened from two years of COVID lockdowns and mask-wearing.

Medical staff have come to expect a surge in cases of flu and severe colds during the winter.

But they are reporting that there is not the usual downturn as summer approaches - and they suspect it could be due to the strict pandemic practices.

Furthermore, some of common strains of the flu appear to have disappeared, flummoxing scientists.

Thomas Murray, an infection-control expert and associate professor of pediatrics at Yale, told The Washington Post on Monday that his team was seeing children with combinations of seven common viruses - adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza and parainfluenza, as well as the coronavirus.

Yet one more consequence(predicted by some) of the Wuhan hysteria.

Well, according to the PT the knee

 is doing very well.  And I think he actually means it.

I do have a tendency to forgot that the surgery was just over two months ago; apparently I'm doing it right.

Monday, June 13, 2022

After dinner managed to walk a mile,

 and by the end I almost felt done for.

I've got a long way to go.

Amazon, your ethics suck

I am in the process of getting my rights back on both books of the LawDog Files, and my publisher has informed me that the publishing house has pulled my books from Amazon.

There is at least one source for "new" copies of The LawDog Files on Amazon, please be advised that I'm not getting paid from any of these sales.

I say again: If you buy new copies of my books from Amazon -- or any other internet site, come to think -- I'm receiving ZERO royalties from that sale.

It occurs that I should mention a favorite movie

Valdez is Coming

It's a western, a classic 'good man pushed too far' story.  And one of the reasons it's a favorite is a scene right by the end, a talk between Valdez and the the foreman for the top bad guy.  It's wonderful, and so is the ending.  Highly recommended.

Ah, organization... I wish they had some

 Couple of days ago I got a statement in the mail from a hospital, which I'd been expecting.  Saw it when I got in Friday evening and didn't actually look at it till today.

It's for something last year, which I was sure was already paid for.  So call, and the nice lady tells me that this is actually for a ER visit in April this year, the thing last year is indeed paid for, and she will be happy to send me a statement for the correct date and services.

NEVER pay a hospital bill until you make sure the dates and all match up.