Unpleasant people agreeing with you doesn’t make you wrong

One of the toughest things about our current political debates is that, from time to time, people that I don’t like are right about an issue or two.

Example: remember when George Floyd was murdered by police (and yes, he was). Well, we are now seeing him lionized among some. Yes, he was murdered, and the police were correctly brought to justice. But he was not one to emulate; he had a modest criminal record and no exemplary achievements. And yes, some unpleasant people agree with me.

“Hispanics don’t champion their criminals!” (Ann Coulter; see the above).

Sports: I believe sports are segregated by sex for fairness reasons. So, at least beyond a certain grade level, I do not condone biological males, no matter how they identify, competing against biological females in female divisions.
And, unfortunately, many antitrans bigots take the same view. I want nothing to do with them.

The same goes for things like “drag shows for kids”, especially when tied to school (what a parent takes their kid to outside of school is their own business)

But taking this stance puts me on the same side as morons like this:

Something similar is true with Joey Swoll calling out women for making false (or unlikely) “gym creep” claims on social media. Swoll is right even though some unpleasant people are backing his efforts.

The same was true during the immigration debates; I am a “play by the rules” sort of guy, but that put me on the same side as some genuine bigots.

Turning the corner

Physically, have little to complain about at the moment. Pain has really decreases and I am thinking about getting off the Naproxen again. Very low pain day (not non-existent but low) and the walk went very well.

Ok, my workout took too long again; kind of lazy at times. Start at 7:10 and I finished about 10:25; should have started 1 hour earlier. It was “end of the world” Tuesday (when all the sirens are tested..first Tuesday of the month at 10 am)

Roughly: 1 hour for the PT/pull up/push up combination
50 minutes for weights
1:10 for the walk with pre and post stretching.

The walk (came at the end) was not the fastest but went very well, in terms of pain. I had the dog park hill and the hill out of Bradley Park and had no 14 minute miles.

The pull ups: the usual 2 sets of 10 singles in the crunch position. 2 sets of 5 single chins. Then I did the following: 8, 6, 4-4 then 4 more after rest. 56 total reps. Then 30 incline push ups, 2 sets of 10 chest taps (and open book, etc), 2 sets of 20 flat push ups.

Downstairs: bench: 5 x 134, 3 sets of 4 x 165, 1 set of 3 x 165 (failed on rep 4), then 5 x 134, starting with a pin press and using a pause.

Deadlifts: 10 x 134, 10 x 184 focusing on form (slightly disappointed with the 184; I thought I was more upright than that)

High incline: 10 x 44 for mobility then 3 sets of 8 x 94 (challenging; touch every rep)

curls: 10 x 44 Swiss bar (empty), 7-7-7 (killed me, in a good way)