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.
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.
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.
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: