I Got The Funk

  • I got the funk, man. No not a Lenny Kravitz Always on the run funk, but a weird head to toe body funk. Headache, body ache, joint ache, plugged up sinuses, brain fog. I had a trifecta of circumstances that came together at the same time. I managed to hurt my back somehow a week or so ago, so that’s ached since then. I got my second China virus vaccine a week ago and that really put me down. At the same time Mrs Troutdog has had a pretty wicked cold, which I clearly caught. I rarely get sick. I don’t do well just sitting around, so throw in feeling crappy and, well, I’m grumpy. I think we’re on the upswing though. Just a headache today. Fingers crossed we’re back in business tomorrow.
  • Watch this short clip and tell me that Biden is not a confused, 80 year old grandpa. Love him or hate him, there was never any doubt that Trump was in charge and running the show (often to his detriment). On the other side of the coin, you cannot convince me that Biden is the conductor of this oncoming train. Once you get past 70, it’s the infrequent exception you still have the mental horsepower you once had. Trust me, I work with the elderly day in and day out. There are very few folks in that age bracket I’d want making a difficult decision for me, especially after multiple days of long hours. So my honest question is, who’s really running the show behind the scenes? Somebody is setting the daily agenda, deciding what the policy focus will be, etc… Who is it? Is it his chief of staff, Ron Klain? Is it Kamala? Her chief of staff, Tina Flournoy? There’s rumors former Clinton advisor Minyon Moore has been a gatekeeper for the Biden transition. Is it her? Is it Jaime Harrison, the new head of the DNC? Will anyone in the media ask, or is that verboten for fear of being deplatformed?
  • A green zone has been erected in Washington DC to protect our ruling class. It’s pretty startling to see the images. What I can’t find in my extensive 30 seconds of searching, is who ordered all this? Was it the secret service? I don’t think they have the power to call up the national guard. The mayor? Did Trump order all this? Will it be permanent as some rumors suggest? Will the media go through great lengths to hide it in their inauguration coverage, or will they highlight it as necessary to protect against crazed, Viking hat wearing, Trump insurrectionists? It’s all pretty pointless because, as we all know, walls don’t really work.
  • I’ve made it to season two of Mr Robot. Really good. I’m not much of a prepper, but we’re prepared for a small amount of time. What we don’t have is cash. I never carry cash. Ever. The show reminded me that it wouldn’t take much for the electronic banking system to be interrupted. When that happens, I’m screwed when I need my Pirate Booty fix and all I have is plastic.
  • A friend of mine is really into cowboy action shooting. It’s like modern three-gun competitions, but old-west era guns. And cowboy outfits. Anyway, I joined him the other day to watch. The club we were at starts their match by turning to the flagpole, removing hats, and reciting the pledge of allegiance. It was nice. But here’s the odd thing. It made me feel like a rebel. Like folks would probably ridicule it if they saw it. If I told someone on the street I went to an event where we cited the pledge of allegiance, I’d immediately be tagged as a right-wing Trump supporter. Think about it. That’s where we’ve gotten to in this country.
  • I wasn’t feeling good last night, couldn’t sleep, so spent way too long going down a musical memory lane. I stumbled upon some of the original MTV segments (I had a crush on Martha Quinn), but while I liked watching MTV, most of what they played wasn’t really my genre. Like my politics, my musical taste is… complicated. This lead me down a rabbit hole of old school massive concerts. I wonder if we’ll ever have big shows again? Unless it’s a rave, the kids and music today don’t seem to lend themselves to the concert scene. Unfortunate. There’s just something about the energy of a live show.

Song of the day: Veruca Salt – Seether (Glastonbury ’95)

4 thoughts on “I Got The Funk”

  1. Sorry to hear you’re not at 100%

    On point 2 I’ll just throw out the prediction now that before 2022 rolls in we will have a Premier Chairwoman President Harris. But I might be a pessimist.

    On point 3 someone pointed out there are x5 more troops in DC then Afghanistan and Iraq combined. But I really think that just goes to show you how much has been drawn down abroad and you can thank/blame the Orange one for both.

    On point 4 will even cash be worth anything? I haven’t seen Mr. Robot so I don’t know the premise. Used to be the modern barter system ran on whiskey, guns or sex. I think we can add toilet paper to the list.

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    1. Thanks for the read!

      I agree, there’s no way he finishes the term. If he does, they’ll have him hiding back in the basement, zero public engagements, and only brief scripted teleprompter speeches.

      I just find the number of troops and barricades odd. Unless there’s something we’re not hearing, it just doesn’t seem proportional to any potential threats. Strange.

      I absolutely agree with you on the barter system if we’re talking total collapse and end of times. Cash would be pointless. I’m thinking more massive natural disaster, economic crash like ’08 and banks shut down briefly, power grid interruption, etc… days to weeks timeframe. You get much beyond that and then, well I don’t want to think about that. And who would have ever thought TP was what we needed to hoard?

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    1. Thanks for the read!

      Absolutely. It’s frightening watching some of these old geezers that are making decisions for us. That included Trump. I don’t know how he kept up the energy and focus he did at his age. Driven by cheeseburgers, diet coke, Twitter, and Adderall I suppose. Maybe I should try that diet instead.

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