Monday, September 5, 2022

Outrage and Getting Old

You bloggers who can put up something worth reading every day, or even twice or more every day, have my admiration. The muse doesn’t come around and kick my ass that often. I sincerely appreciate those of you who do this, add to my knowledge of the world, and make me think!

Life with Banner is fairly mundane. He has no interest in politics which nicely balances my daily, sometimes hourly, outrage as I read politically slanted blogs, Falsebook positings, and news article. As an example:

Xiden continues to rule by decree with no enabling legislation to support his actions.  The Constitution? The (P)regressives regard it as some archaic impediment in the way of their “Build Back Better” pipe dreams. After all, they know what is best for us dirt people.

Perhaps Trump’s greatest legacy will be the number of judges he got nominated and appointed to the Federal Courts. A special shout out for keeping Garland off the Supreme Court.

Speaking again of (P)regressives and the Constitution, will they abide by the provisions of the separate but equal provisions? (Yes, I hear the laughter of a certain globetrotting Arizona resident).

One value in my life is, “Don’t bitch about something if you don’t offer a solution and are willing to implement it”.

I can’t stop bitching and am frustrated that I don’t have solutions beyond voting and resisting. I see this at a national level. So many of us “Deplorables” are fed up but are disorganized and fragmented. How does this change?

Also in the mix is the whole getting older business and awareness some mental abilities are deteriorating. The 5am bladder call followed by an hour of the uncontrolled mind going over a lifetime of errors and omissions. The obituaries of people you knew who are younger than you dying. The checklist by my door that includes keys, wallet, glasses and Zipper!

Banner provides a nice counter balance. Food, naps, walks, car rides, stays with Sisty, and the many neighbors who feed him treats and give him lots of petting is his life. He makes me laugh and smile several times a day. His biggest concern is when he gets to prewash the dish will used to microwave my breakfast bacon.

Not winning the lottery means I should keep working. This inflation is devastating to those who only have social security. Many of my neighbors in this 96 unit Senior apartment building rely on the food bank. Today we have a community cookout that may be the only big meal some will have all week. Sad state of affairs.

To end on an upbeat personal note, my health is good with no crippling ailments and, thanks to a CPAP and pacemaker, I’m still able to do much of what I want. Probably won’t try climbing Longs Peak this year, not that I ever did or even want to, but can do short hikes and make minor vehicle repairs.

As always, YMMV.

ADDENDUM; This is a serious news article? More like floating a balloon propaganda. Maybe the Big Guys 10% has been cut off.


LL said...

The Arizona resident smiles...

My blogging is the result of an overactive and curious mind that collides with a barrage of BULLSHIT. Our betters love us and know what's good for us. -- yes, I know, WSF.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I would feel more confident in my "betters" if they weren't more fucked up than a Spec Five at a Viet Cong Reville.

Old NFO said...

We do what we can... And I'll second LL... LOL

Well Seasoned Fool said...

You and LL do it better than most.

drjim said...

The Muse doesn't stop be often here, either, WSF. I'll write things (thingies?) about the stuff I do, places we go, but it's all fluff. The only "serious" writing I'm good at is Technical Writing, and that really bores the daylights out of most people. I tend to be like Mr. Scott on Star Trek; I actually enjoy reading arcane technical documents!

Banner is a Good Dog. You two go well together, and I know you both appreciate each other. He's family now, like it or not.

I agree about Trump's appointing of judges. He probably would have appointed more if the election hadn't been rigged/stolen/whatever...

And I hear you about getting older. Things that took me a day before now take several days or a week. I'll go do yard work for about 30 minutes, and then have to take a break. I joked with SLW about the run time for the batteries on the chain saw, and how it matched "my" run time.

Sorry to hear about some of your neighbors. We donate to the local food bank, and SLW has been volunteering at the FoCo Mission. It's not much, but it's something....

Ritchie said...

Wallet, keys, cellphone, pistol. Part time back at the laser mine to offset relocation expenses. New Mexico, land of sand, or something.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Someone needs to read those documents. I hate reading instructions.

Yep, forgot the cell phone on the checklist.

Greybeard said...

My bladder call happens between 0300 and 0400 and I too then spend at least an hour contemplating something I don't understand-
Quemoy and Matsu? Why the Hell do I remember those names. (I'd rather think of Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies).
Deterioration? Good that we both realize it I think.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Awhile back I gave up a job I enjoyed transporting oil field workers as I realized my night driving wasn't up to par. It is OK to risk my own life but not working men with families.

LSP said...

I agree with LL on this.

Love the Banner pics.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I won the dog lottery with him.