Flippant “politically correct” answer to an honest problem

Ok, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a link to this article (which, while not perfect, at least addresses some of the nuances)

And, of course, it is NOT politically correct to admit that it might be reasonable to feel discomfort. Note: “uncomfortable” does not mean “not going to do it.” Many times, progress requires pushing through at least some discomfort.

And Rep. Ocasio-Cortez gave a super PC answer: OF COURSE, this is men finding it hard to “not be creepy.”

I tried to give a serious response..and while it wasn’t that poorly received, it received some heat from the “woke dummies.”

There is really quite a bit going on and it might well involve a female that really DID get sexually harassed by someone else. Example: sometimes senior people might offer, say, a lunch or outing (ball game?) with a more junior one as a way of saying “welcome”…that dynamic would be more difficult with a female. Even the conversation might be different. Example: once a more senior engineer asked me how much I could bench press…he noticed by body. That was sort of a “hey, you are enough of a team member to be noticed” type remark..never in 1,000,000 years would I let a junior female know that I noticed her body.

Things DO have to change a bit, and change can be uncomfortable, even to a reasonable person.

But oh no; AOC and the woke simpletons just reduce it to male creepiness.

Distracted Chiefs?

Workout notes: weights then a walk to and from Dozer Park (where the Chiefs play); about 3 miles total.

Weights: rotator cuff, pull ups 5 sets of 10..quality sets, one of 5, bench: 10 x 135, 2 x 185 (strong), 6 x 170, incline 10 x 135, military: 7 x 50 standing, 15 x 50 seated, 10 x 45 standing, rows: 3 sets of 10 x 50 each arm, 10 x 110 machine. Goblet squats (as recovery) 2 sets of 6 x 25 deep, 6 x 30, 6 x 40, 6 x 50 (legs got sore), crow, plank, side plank, headstand, knee stretch.

Chiefs game
Well, it was 1-0 Chiefs after 2; the starting pitcher was going well. Then came the 3’rd. A botched double play attempt (ball hit to the pitcher who made a bad throw to 2’nd..ball hit the bag) was followed by…a 3 run home run. Ugh. Then in the 4’th, two more home runs back to back (in the picnic table area) and it was 7-1..and it never got better.

The outstanding outfield play that we saw over the past few games was nowhere to be found; one time an outfielder tripped over himself when tracking a fly; another time a bloop single got past the fielder on the ground.

At times, it appeared as if the team was distracted.

This was “Splash Day” and I got squirted. 🙂 Temperature: it was sunny with some wind; it was downright chilly in the shade (needed sleeves) but warm in the sun.

A baseball staycation

Workout notes: Saturday’s run stated late (for heat conditioning ) and ended when I conked out at mile 7.2…got dehydrated and the run became a super struggle, left knee hurt, etc. So I just walked it in; the first 6.5 miles were fine. Sunday: walked an easy 5 at about at 15 minute pace.

I do have a cold; my burning nose turned out to be a cold. I feel better now but am draining all over the place (TMI)

Baseball: bonus game against Cedar Rapids Kernels on Saturday night as Hostage took her great grand kids to the circus. And an interesting game it was:

At first, the game zipped along and the Chiefs got no hitting. The kernels lead 2-0 and could have lead 3-0, but on a medium length fly ball with 1 out, the Kernels runner at 3’rd base just jogged it home and didn’t slide and was thrown out!

Bottom of the 8’th: nice rally by the Chiefs (ok, some control problems from the Kernels pitcher)

A sacrifice fly and hit brought in 4 runs and the Chiefs lead 4-2 after 8.

Then came the top of the 9’th; the Kernels got 1 run but there were two outs..more walks..but the bases were loaded..2 strikes…crowd clapping….

GRAND SLAM. Now the Chiefs trailed 7-4 going into the bottom of the 9’th.

2 outs..walk, hit..another runner….then a triple to clear the bases and it was tied!

2 tuns total through 7.5 innings..then 12 runs in 1.5 innings. Game now well over 3 hours.

Chiefs lost in the extra inning when the Kernels got their “ghost runner” home; Chiefs did not.

Double header Sunday

First game: bad pitching, no hitting. 7-1 loss. Game took over 3 hours though it was only 7 innings. Chiefs pitchers could NOT throw strikes, etc.

So just when I lamented the Chiefs pitching and thought about skipping the second game…Chiefs starter throws an excellent game: 6 innings, scattered 5 hits, WALKED NO ONE, and allowed one solo home run. That’s it.THAT was fine pitching. Reliever comes in..gets the job done..Chiefs win 2-1.