One quibble with this article:
When Senator DeMint introduced a GOP stimulus plan, authored by the Heritage Foundation, it consisted in its entirety of making the Bush tax cuts permanent and adding to them additional tax breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans. If enacted—never a serious possibility—it would have cost roughly three times what Obama's cost over the next ten years.A tax cut is not a cost. Slightly misleading to label it as such.
More stuff: doctor today. Wife is seeing a doctor, too. Doctor said I should do "cardio" for heart health. Blah blah blah. I don't have any competitions on the schedule, so I may try to lose some fat while maintaining strength for a bit. That may include, ugh, "cardio". I'm not pushing enough weight to justify weighing 251# and I'm a little jiggly, so if I lose maybe 15-20 pounds and work back up a bit, I should be in a better place, healthwise. You can't go on one of those eternal "bulk" cycles and just end up sloppy, after all. It's just uncouth.
Wife is, quite rightly, now philosophically and religiously opposed to yoga. She'll finish out the classes, I think.
Some couple just got engaged, Wife and I should hang out with them sometime, haven't hung out since they first moved to town. I believe when I first mentioned this person, she was still married to somebody else, but that was 1.5 years ago.
Am quite used to moustache now. Shave approx. every other day.
Squatted last night. 365#x3x5. After the second set, my mid-back on the right felt a little cramped or something, I pondered throwing in the towel, but decided to go through with it. Worked out fine. Then did presses and deadlifts, I took a bit much on deadlifts and regretted it. 405#x4 instead of 405#x5. It's better to get all five.
I severely disliked Memento because I thought it was overhyped and overclever, but The Last Psychiatrist (yes, I know I'm coming off as one of his nutswingers) brought up a good point in its favor: like Nolan's other films, it points out that what you do is who you are, in contrast to films such as The Matrix which are for narcissists and imply that what you think is who you are. I don't really quite believe either, it's more complicated than that, but I lean much more toward "what you do is who you are" than the latter.
Rupert Murdoch as Sauron: perhaps. All news is marketing now. All of it. Politics is sports. Sports is on the front page (really? yes, it is). But he's nowhere near as pernicious as the banks. He deals with chump change in comparison.
I would probably be forced to classify myself as a progressive of some stripe if asked, as 95% of my political ideas would fit in that box despite my hatred of progressives and liberalists and my attitude of being a curmudgeonly reactionary. Perhaps because my social ideas are not in the slightest liberal, but I couldn't make laws to govern mores.
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