Peoria Flooding, deplorables, etc.

Workout notes: weights and walk:
rotator cuff, pull ups (5 sets of 10), bench: 10 x 135, 2 x 185, 6 x 165 (no spotter; had to be conservative), 10 x 165 decline, military: 4 x 95 barbell, 10 x 85 barbell, 10 x 45 dumbbell. rows: 10 x 180, 10 x 200, 10 x 200 Hammer machine, goblet squats: 6 x 35, 6 x 50, leg press: 10 x 210. headstand, plank (2:30 (bent arms)), side plank, knee stretches; held crow for 20 seconds (did several), walked 1.5 on the track and 1.5 outside.

Peoria flooding (credit on the photo)

Red line: part of the path that is underwater. Light blue box: Riverplex. Dark blue: part of the path that is runnable (north of the Riverplex..though the goose loop..a side flooded.) But yes, you can run from the Riverplex and follow the trail all the way to Toulon, IL. (it is quite a haul though; 33-35 miles one way?)

Personal: a local bunny has been on our porch.

It is not especially scared of people.

Deplorables Just for context, here is the actual Hillary Clinton quote:

Speaking at a fundraiser in New York City on Friday, Hillary Clinton said half of Donald Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables” characterized by “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” views.

“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” Clinton said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.”

She said the other half of Trump’s supporters “feel that the government has let them down” and are “desperate for change.”

“Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well,” she said.

“about half”…of course, many Trump supporters eagerly claimed the “victimhood mantle” (yes, liberals do this all the time as well)

So, just who was she talking about? Perhaps these people?

A Georgia mayor is facing bipartisan calls to resign following a report that she dismissed a candidate for a top city position based on his race. Racist remarks from one of her defenders further inflamed the controversy, revealing what some say are outdated racial attitudes long pervasive in a small, predominantly white city.

The drama came to a head Monday in the Jackson County community of Hoschton, after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Mayor Theresa Kenerly withdrew the application of Keith Henry, a finalist for city administrator, “because he is black, and the city isn’t ready for this.”

She allegedly whispered the remark to a city council member on March 4 during a closed-door session, the newspaper reported, citing interviews with city officials and documents it obtained through records requests. One of the documents, written that day by Councilwoman Hope Weeks, claimed the mayor doubled down on her comments in the parking lot after the meeting.

“She proceeded to tell me that the candidate was real good, but he was black and we don’t have a big black population and she just didn’t think Hoschton was ready,” Weeks wrote.

The mayor disputed the allegations in a statement to the AJC, denying she made any comments that “suggest prejudice.” But the story has reverberated rapidly among Hoschton’s nearly 2,000 residents and cast a negative light on the city’s leadership — a tenuous situation exacerbated by longtime city councilman Jim Cleveland, who defended the mayor.

“I understand Theresa saying that, simply because we’re not Atlanta. Things are different here than they are 50 miles down the road,” he told the AJC. “I don’t know how they would take it if we selected a black administrator. She might have been right.”

Then, he delivered an unprompted opinion on interracial marriage, which he said makes his “blood boil.”

“I’m a Christian and my Christian beliefs are you don’t do interracial marriage. That’s the way I was brought up and that’s the way I believe,” he said. “I have black friends, I hired black people. But when it comes to all this stuff you see on TV, when you see blacks and whites together, it makes my blood boil because that’s just not the way a Christian is supposed to live.”

It is a reminder that the rest of the country is NOT a college campus nor is it my personal “bubble”, with its hyper sensitive culture.

Oh, by the way: Trump’s approval ratings are UP a little bit, 44.4 at Real Clear (average of polls), and 42.8 at Fivethirtyeight.

Now these are NOT great numbers, given the current state of the economy but if he can inch into the high 40’s, that could well be enough to get him reelected. Remember that some who disapprove of Trump will disapprove of the Democratic nominee as well and might vote the “lesser of two evils”..which, for some, would be Trump.

The last President to not be reelected was George H. W. Bush. He was at 44 percent in January 1992 and at 29 percent when Bill Clinton accepted the nomination. Yes, he was sky-high before that, due to Desert Storm.