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Monday, August 21, 2017

Screwed Up

The Boss and I spent Wed through Sun in a rustic cabin in southern Indiana.  No internet, spotty cell phone coverage and little TV.  Found it to be quite relaxing.  We decompressed from the screwed up world, at least for a little while.

One set of screwed up people have been objecting to historical monuments to the point of destruction.  Another set of screwed up people hold a legal demonstration, and get physically attacked by the first set.  And those demonstrating legally get the blame. Boy is that screwed up.

The far left, the ones preaching tolerance and pacifism seem to be the ones that are violent against anyone in disagreement.  Boy is that screwed up.

Personally I think those monuments should remain as a reminder of this country's history.  To me this is similar to the Nazi concentration camp we visited in Poland being destroyed.  Without the physical reminder we are doomed to forget and repeat.

Those that want total gun confiscation are typically the most violent, while the most lawful have concealed carry license.  Boy is that screwed up.

Democrats, in the past, were for the working man.  Today the cities and states with the most poverty and crime are run by Democrats.  Boy is that screwed up.

The world is rife with religious terrorists and crazy violent dictators, and we can't get along with ourselves.  And the country that stands for freedom and democracy is now in an internal conflict for it's identity.  The highest elected official is under attack by basically all of the old guard.  I guess democracy doesn't mean much anymore.  Boy is that screwed up.

Keep your powder dry.  I fear you'll be needing it.

Monday, August 14, 2017

BLM is Racist

So POTUS talked about the evil of racism and named some examples.  As I understand, he omitted a few organizations like Black Lives Matter & etc.  That in itself is racist.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Short Ride

Four of us took a short ride today,  A little over an hour on the trails. The horses did great and the weather was nice for a pleasant ride. Took ibuprofen before and after.  My one original hip is very sore and the Boss's bad back is hurting her.  Sucks getting old.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Three Hours

The Boss and I hit the trails today for the first time in a few weeks.  I'm happy, and a little surprised to say that both horses behaved very well and were a wonderful ride through the fields, woods, up hills, down hills, through mud and the creeks.  We rode non stop for 3 hours, except for a very brief pee stop for this old man. A lot of old men, like me, have that issue. The Boss never left her saddle the whole time.

Near the beginning of our ride we came across someone in a mummy bag sleeping in the middle of the bridle trail.  The horses, seeing something for the first time refused to continue.  It might be something that would eat them you know. We retraced our steps and went a different route.

The weather was beautiful for this time of year.  It was in the low 60s when we started (9:30) and just into the 70s when we finished.

Near the end of our trail ride I noticed myself leaning back in the saddle, groin stretch burning and some pain in my left hip joint.  The groin stretch and leaning back are due to not really being in riding shape, at least not 3 hours worth.  The left hip issue I'm afraid is arthritis.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Amish Horses

The Boss and I have a couple of horses that we use for pleasure trail riding.  It's also good therapy for her bad back. For us the horses are almost pets. For the Amish horses are tools used for transportation, and making a living.  We visited a farm set up for tourists and observed a couple of things.  A large draft horse was standing there with steel shoes and several large chunks missing from both front hooves.  A mare with a baby had a severely swollen rear hock and was in bad need of a farrier. The Boss told a worker about the swollen hock and was surprised at the lack of concern.  I guess to those Amish, they're just animals.  The Boss and I have always enjoyed animals of all kinds, and take their ownership responsibilities seriously.  Apparently not all are of like mind.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ohio Amish

Spent a couple days in Ohio Amish country, and noticed something strange, at least to me.  Besides the fact that they are not entirely consistent with the rejection of newer technology, I saw something new this weekend.  I saw a man raking hey with a horse drawn rake, but the rake was being rotated with a small gasoline engine.  Hmmm.

This mini-vacation, as usual, is not much of a vacation for me.  The Boss enjoys shopping in the various craft shops, but it's just boredom for me.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Not Likely

As usual the feds have created large issues when saying they are fixing a small issue.
And now the best fix is to repeal the original.  Not likely to happen.