2nd Amendment, Humor, immigration, life in the foothills, Marco Rubio, NRA, right wing media, teabaggers
Be a blogger! You too can make up inane titles that will confuse and confound. Everyone races to see what the hell she’s talking about today!
Oh, hi there.
Just reporting briefly on the home front.
The Contrarian has met the oral surgery and he has lived to tell tales of wonder and astonishment. Actually he’s doing well, slurping down plenty of protein drinks and spacing out on percocet, which is a form of oxycodone, and sleeping sweetly.
My feet are doing vastly better. Turns out I don’t have bone spurs, but rather plantar fasciites. That is the inflammation of the tendon that runs from heel to ball and supports the arch. There is a marvelous product out there that is a heel support you put in your shoes. It almost immediately relieved the intense pain. While I still feel it, its hugely better and hopefully now healing. I’m also popping an Advil every eight hours or so.
The broken toe is more in the vicinity of “sore” rather than painful. I’m back into my tennis shoes, and have bought some hiking shoes that with the inserts should prove supportive. I still have my broken toe taped to its new best friend, the middle toe, and they are fast buds now. The bruising has spread to nearly my main man toe, but the area is barely tender at all now. I should be walking Diego by Monday or so.
Speaking of which, the poor boy is utterly freaked by the changes in his daily grind. No walks, and well the Contrarian ain’t the ball of fun he usually is–not throwin’ the ball and wrestling the boy. All of which makes him anxious, and when he is anxious he worries about I guess being abandoned. So he’s been going through a twelve-inch rawhide bone in about a day and a half, chewing himself silly. He’s a needy little guy, all the more endearing for his anxiety. I’m going to walk him a short way today and hope he doesn’t know the difference.
So. Now that you are thoroughly bored, let’s see what the cartoon world has to say today.
The gun safety “discussions” go on.
With some 90+ percent of the population favoring strong background checks, one wonders how long the reactionary right can hold out with its series of lies and fear-based tropes.
The survivalists will continue to listen as Wayne La Pee Pee Pierre threatens that to give an inch will be to give up the 2nd Amendment all together, for as he warns, Sandy Hook is what the President has been waiting for to do what he has always wanted: take away your guns.
The fact that not one single piece of legislation, nor rhetoric in over four years has suggested any such thing, is well, beside the point.
To a nut case, the very failure of predictions to come true, is why you should worry. It’s just a matter of time.
And the sun will one day devour and incinerate the earth. It too is just a matter of time.
A band of Dems and GOP’er’s are trying to fashion some sort of immigration policy.
The fascinating thing is this:
When Republicans are polled, something like 64% or so favor it. When the President’s name is attached to immigration reform, (with the same general details), favor-ability falls to 31%.
Tell me once again, that GOP opposition to the President is about policy and not about race. Do tell me again.
I continue to hear the same tired arguments: our borders are porous. Well the number of persons trying to enter the southern border without benefit of papers, has fallen dramatically since 2004. More entering illegally are sent back than ever before. In some studies there is now a negative effect, with more returning to their country of origin that coming here because they can’t find work.
Is the system fool-proof? No. But it’s hardly the sieve the reactionary Right portrays either.
It truly is impossible to gain any modicum of truth if you don’t know how to judge what you are watching and reading.
But this seems lost on those who have drunk of the kool-aid and found it “mmmm-mmmm good.” You see folks, when you have belief, and somebody out there is more than happy to tell you that you are right, you tend to be reinforced that your are right.
More so when you are told that even though you barely graduated from high school, and never liked to read, you are right anyway, well, whoa, what a rush!
Now add some “don’t listen to them other folks, they are all liars and just want to brainwash you”.
And then for good measure, use a logo “Fair and Balanced.”
Now you got ’em. And your robots will recite free of charge–
Hey you libtards, stop being sheeple and think for yourself, like we do!
That is a mind, tiny as can be, that has been trashed. I’m not sure it can be resurrected.
Say what you want, he was a nervous wreck.
And his message was rather pedestrian.
I mean, talk about how student loans enabled you to go to college, and then trash the idea that the government can help you succeed?
Talk about living in a working class neighborhood and then offer your house up for sale at $675,000 bucks, (with a pool)?
Claim that the “government can’t control the weather” as you answer to climate change?
And as always, may your day be brightened by a sweet face:
OMGosh! For over a year i have had the same issue in my right foot. All kinds of “diagnoses” ‘cept this one (PF).
Simple! Brilliant! care to share your secret foot support insert? Thanks and Blessings! Shandra 🙂
Hi Shandra, look up that word in google and see if the symptoms match yours. The Name is Profoot “PLantar Fasciitis”. I found them at K-Mart and Walgreens. In the area where you would find Dr. shools. They work great for me, and at least at this point have reduced serious pain to only a dull soreness. I’m hoping that eventually my tendon will heal and I’ll be back to normal. I’m getting more for all my shoes!
Thanks so much, Sherry! Will do just that.
What a hope filled, healing focused day. Blessings!
I seem to be experiencing ‘news’ and/or politics overload at the moment… relying entirely on you to keep me informed. What does that make me? The plantar fascitis bit might come in handy, too. 😉
lol…oh the right would say that you’re being brainwashed! lol.. !END
Sherry, I have a stash of words and phrases that I’m saving for another blog or book title. My latest favorite? From a line of poetry by Hafiz: “I know the idiot’s warehouse is always full.” Wouldn’t you love to read something called “The Idiot’s Warehouse”?
Best wishes with the foot cure. I found that putting a can of soup on the floor and rolling it with the aching foot sometimes helped.
Oh Shannon that is terrific. I simply love it. Do use it. It’s a great phrase! The foot is improving bit by bit. Thanks for asking! !END
Ouch! I’ve had plantar fascitis when I was running alot in the 80’s. That first step out of bed was always a killer.
Yeah, that’s because you tend to flex your foot down during the night, and the tendon tightens, so when you stretch it by pulling your foot to a 90 degree angle to stand, it really hurts. It’s mostly in my arch now, so I find that as well arched shoes with the inserts is really making a difference. As the day goes on, they feel better and better. !END
Snoring Dog Studio said:
Unfortunately, I think dogs do notice being shortchanged on a walk. I have to pull Stella a bunch if I turn around on the trail instead of keeping on forward. Glad you’re healing up! Got to be ready for spring, right?
you bet. I’m going to try taking him out tomorrow and we shall see how far I get. With good arch supporting shoes and the inserts, I feel fairly decent. Sore but not real pain. I suspect the tendon thing will take weeks to heal up fully. So I’m trying to be patient. I contemplate hiring a kid just to play with the Diego once a week, a play date! lol. !END
I agree, the hysteria overload of the “gun-nuts” (as opposed to just regular owners) his hit way too many people’s last nerve. As someone I know put it on facebook this week, “If all you’ve got to talk about are the same two things, MY GUNS and disrespecting the POTUS, over and over AND OVER again I wouldn’t want to talk to you in real life. So I’m not about to waste my time with it here.”
So this self-identified redneck good old boy unfriended 2 former classmates, a coworker, and a cousin. If he’s tired of hearing them I’m pretty sure most other non-political folks are getting sick of it also.
Gosh I’m not the only one unfriended! lol…I got unfriended for “not loving Jesus” enough to suit a silly fundie know it all. And she thinks guns are great and Jesus would approve of defending yourself with an assault weapon! Too much. I agree, there are a number of people on FB I would not want to have as neighbors let alone “friends”. !END
And I’m not bored hearing about your issues, I come here to listen to an intelligent, insightful, aware human, not a news editorial 🙂
If you want to share your pain I’m glad to listen and maybe help. And look how many of us you have helped with our own aching feet 🙂