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2006-10-17 - 12:34 p.m.

Hello again. Sorry for the delay in posting. It's been a busy couple days.

I had to be out of the house early yesterday. My ex needed some paperwork signed, and since we are technically still married I needed to sign. So I did that and ran errands.

This morning, I had a follow-up doctor's appointment. The news is mostly good - my blood pressure is down substantially, my exercise regimen pleases my doctor. The only downside is I haven't lost any weight...I'm still at 274lbs.

But even this is a good thing. My doctor says that sometimes, when an exercise regimen is started, the weight doesn't change due to fat being converted into muscle. Sometimes weight INCREASES can occur. So I'm to keep on keeping on, and I go back in two months.

Hopefully, there will be more reductions.


There have been some passings lately. Freddy Fender and Gerry Studds both passed last Saturday.

We played the two FF songs we know, in his honor. And the dance floor filled up both times.

As for former Rep. Studds...there are parallels to the Mark Foley case going on right now. Studds had gone further - he actually HAD gay relationships with male pages. The difference between Studds and Foley is, the Democrats rallied around Studds and accused the Republicans of gay-bashing. They fought to keep Studds in office, and I believe he stayed in office for a few more terms. The Democrats started screaming for Foley's ouster as soon as the messages became "public". And the Democrats never screamed for the Speaker's resignation when Studds' situation "came up" (sorry)...and back then, the Republicans didn't scream for that resignation, either.

IMHO, Studds did more than Foley did, and Studds basically got a slap on the wrist. With Foley, Democrats are aghast that a representative could be a homosexual. But wait - aren't they the party of tolerance? Sure...if you're a Democrat.

But then, this is the party of Ted Kennedy.


Soon, there will be a whole dissertation about one of the big political propostions coming up in California.

For now, though, I'm done.

Thanks for coming back.

Be seeing you.


2 comments so far

Bob - 2006-10-18 02:27:00 -
Um ... I haven't heard ANY Democrat voice shock or dismay at Foley's sexual orientation (being gay is not a prerequisite for being a child molester). The issue is not whether someone is gay or straight; it is that an adult molested an underage (per the very law Foley helped draft) person that he was entrusted with supervising, and that other adults actively worked to cover it up. --- And Christopher Shays' comment about Chappaquiddick was entirely undignified. "Hey, it's okay, at least it wasn't murder!" The point, again, is not what the OTHER party did when faced with a scandal, it's what YOU choose to do when faced with a scandal. If the Demos covered it up and spun, that's their problem; it does not mean you should do the same.


Brin - 2006-10-17 15:41:53 -
Glad you're back!


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