Now THAT was humbling

Weight afterward: 193.

rotator cuff
pull ups (5 sets of 10: went very well)
weightless squats: several sets of 5 (see below);
bench press: very humbling. 10 x 135, 3 x 175 (hips DOWN), 6 x 165 (hips DOWN)..being strict about that really makes a difference.
clean and press: 4 x 95, 3 x 95, 6 x 85 (strict, full range even below the shoulder)
dumbbell press (usual wider angle, to parallel) 2 sets of 10 x 45
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 115
plank (2:30

Then 2 miles on the track: (lane 2) 9:58, 8:52 (18:57); first 4 laps took 5:05. Frankly, that HURT…almost race hurt. Cleaned out the lungs.

About the weightless squat method I was trying out

The idea as I understand it: don’t bring your butt forward from the bottom; bring it UP and keep the bent over angle the full way. The weightless ones were completely painless. Next project: do it with the bar.

And my frustration with Democratic politics mounts ..

For your pleasure:

For those unfamiliar with liberal Democrats in the US: if someone makes a critique, the first things many liberals do is to see what “demographic class” the object of said critique belongs to. THEN the critique is judged. You see, if Sanders is found to be “grating”, well, ok: old white guy. If Warren is found to be grating: that is MISOGYNY. More on that in a bit.

Now for the fireworks between Klobuchar and Buttigieg:

You see: Klobuchar is homophobic!

And Buttigieg is an entitled mansplaining male!

Personally, I do think that Senator Klobuchar probably sees Mayor Buttigieg as some young upstart who hasn’t paid his dues and really doesn’t know what he is talking about when it comes to critiquing what a Senator does and that it is nowhere as easy as it appears. And Buttigieg probably sees Klobuchar as a well intentioned dinosaur who is too set in her “old Washington ways.” And so a few rough elbows where thrown.

It is politics. And compared to Republican politics, this was a pillow-fight.

And we come to the woke attitude that I find oh-so-grating:

No Senator: maybe you THINK it *should* be disqualifying but you cannot make that determination by yourself. The voters have to. You can suggest, but this isn’t a university or a corporation where you can just enforce your opinion. That is simply so tone deaf, in my opinion.

And yes, I did read a tweet that suggested that Warren was channeling “all women.” Yep..that is what wokes do: they conflate THEIR feelings with the feelings of everyone in their demographic group.

Amusing note:

Yes, Amy Klobuchar (ok, her staff) followed me some time ago. Well now, Warren sent me an IM on twitter…seriously.

I don’t know how that happened…whether a friend suggested I might be a supporter or someone played a trick on me, or there was some sort of algorithm that turned me up based on who I followed.
Who is amusing though.