I am currently reading a story on the Cnn Political Ticker where Bill Clinton says that If John McCain and His Wife are their respective Political parties nominees, the General election will be a Love fest, because the two of them are close friends, They honestly like each other and respect each others views. Now, I seriously doubt that Lovefest crap, just because if you want the Job, you have to fight for it, and in this day and age, as much as We The People want change, none of us are blind to the fact that Mudslinging is part and parcel of present day politics. Hillary is on the same side of the aisle as Mr. Obama, and have worked together for several years. And we’ve all seen how they’ve been tearing each other a new one almost daily, so It’s not a stretch to say that Mr. McCain, from the other side of the Aisle, like and respect aside, will run into some serious ass tearing come General Election Time. And it would be equally dumb to think that John doesn’t have some grenades to toss her way either. It’ll be a Slugfest no matter who gets nominated. If it does coem down to these two, I hope it doesn’t do any serious long term damage to their friendship. Good friends in politics, i would presume, are hard to come by.
In a Similar vein, Mitt Romney has recently put out ads attacking John McCain’s friendships with Democrats and his willingness to work with those on the Other side of the Aisle. Now I can see how that would look bad to some people, but think about it. If You are a Republican running for president, and your party has a thin majority in the senate and house, or even a Minority, wouldn’t that be an asset? Wouldn’t you want to be able to build and reach a Consensus with the other party? Now Romney also went so far as to say that Senator McCain was willing to run as John Kerry’s running mate in 2k4, a charge Mr. McCain has denied. Throwing mud is One thing Mr. Romney, But it’s silly trying to throw stupid. All you do is get it all over yourself and look stupid in the process. In this day and age John Kerry and McCain on the same Democratic ticket? Please. Stop that.
Democratic polling data suggests that John Edwards is gaining somewhat in the last day or two in South Carolina. Still doesn’t look like he’s gonna be able to beat Obama, who just looks too strong to beat in S.C., But he looks to at least make a respectable showing.
The Presidential campaign of Dennis Kucinich is Finished. Mr. Kucinich, a respected and well liked representative from Cleveland, is going to instead focus On his bid to retain his seat in The House. Good for you Dennis. Yours is a voice for change that needs to be heard. You just didn’t have it in you to be The Dems Candidate for president, and that’s ok, there are Lots of well respected people who have had that said about them. Good Luck In your bid to keep Your Seat, Mr. Kucinich. As much as I railed that he should have quit earlier, he’s a Good guy who has the courage of his convictions and never shrunk from what he saw as his duty and did his best in a good field of Democratic candidates. And then there were three.
Onto The Personal stuff.
Ran 3.45 Miles today in 27:21.31 7:55.74 m/m pace. I didn’t really push hard today. It was Cold and windy, My Left leg is sore, My Lower Back stiffened up from about the 5 minute mark of the run, and didn’t let up until i stopped a little after the 2 mile marker. Neck is still hurting as well, which was just the icing on the cake. Shit Cake, but cake nonetheless. Leg is sore and i am limping right now, but i’ll tell ya, I think I’ll be fine for running tomorrow, with a good nights sleep that it. If I get a Good nights sleep, I should heal up well enough during the night to be fine for the run tomorrow. If Not then no run tomorrow. Workout was light today. 33 minutes of Shadodwboxing and Deep Knee Bends, then the usual Crunches, Lateral Bridges and Chin-ups. 38:49.84 total sweat time for the workout. I had some minor problems with the shadowboxing, due to limited motion because of the Neck Pain, and I could not throw punches as hard as i wanted to as a consequence. No Worries tho. I did what I could where i was with what I had, and I’m happy with the results.
But I’ll tell you this Much, The Title of today’s blog isn’t there just for looks. I am sore and in pain from head to toe right now and I’ve taken painkillers and they aren’t working. Dammit.
Played the Guitar for a short period of time today, not nearly as much as I would have liked on a day off. Call it 45 minutes worth. I did the Usual Chromatic alternate picking exercises, and The Major and Minor and Pentatonic scales in all keys, and the string skipping exercises. Second day in a row I did the longer arpeggio practice stuff, more and longer than usual. across all 6 strings and over two octaves in all keys with the major arpeggios, and i did the shorter minor arpeggios stuff today. Think I’ll go do the longer Minor key stuff when I am done here. I might record, but I tell ya, I am feeling a little bit beat right now and I just might pass on the recording,too. we’ll see what happens. Might play the Electric too. I haven’t played that in at least a week, maybe more. Maybe I just need to thrash a Little to feel better. Wouldn’t be the first time, won’t be the last.
Time to Jam. You go Jam too, See Ya Later.
Today’s Nuggets, Courtesy of Al Gore, from Wikiquote: The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don’t say, “Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it’s not a problem.” If the crib’s on fire, you don’t speculate that the baby is flame retardant. You take action.
We need to solve the climate crisis, it’s not a political issue, it’s a moral issue. We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to act, that’s a renewable resource, let’s renew it.
I’m involved in a different kind of campaign myself — to make sure that the climate crisis is the number one issue on the agenda of candidates in both parties. And I know that sounds like an unrealistic goal right now, but I will wager that by the time the elections of November 2008 come around, it will be the number one issue in both parties. End Quotes
I Hope So, Mr. Gore. It would be nice if we showed we cared about more than our own piece of the Pie.