Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: when the circus comes to town but doesn’t want to leave

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The MO of this man’s supporters is all the same.. Angry, deniers, cannot let go, bullies, haters, delusional, dangerous, brainwashed.
Have a look at the Twitter feeds of some has beens and never beens like Scott, Antonio, James, Kevin, Kirstie and Isaiah my oh my. The entertainment value alone. Pure gold.

Now let’s analyze the above comment, shall we? Very ignorant.
In 2016 trump’s win was legit and on the up and up. Obviously. In 2016 this very person was obviously TELLING the other side to ACCEPT the results. So yes, now it’s time for ya’ll to ACCEPT the result as well. The Republican party has the same right to use the next four years to prove fraud ..

With this guy I am certain they will not fail…
Bring on the evidence/proof.πŸ˜‹

With this guy I am certain they will not fail…
Bring on the evidence/proof.πŸ˜‹

Then there’s this fucking gem…where to even begin. I have no desire to and I am no sleuth but I am sure after the 2016 election she was busy tweeting other stuff.

The only thing that can be said for Gina is that unlike the other cohorts who spew nothing but vitriol and hate… she tries to spread peace & love but at the same time though putting out low key shades with memes. Now I know a lot of people want her fired from the mandalorian… again cancel culture at its finest. It’s pretty clear where I stand when it comes to Trump but I am also not blind to the fact that there are bad apples in every batch.

My memory sucks, which of course sucks but if I recall correctly back in 2016 even with the shock and awe of the result there was a clean, respectful transition of power. 2020 has been a bit of a shitshow already and so it comes as no surprise that Trump, as any bully would do, is not going quietly, dragging his feet and cannot accept defeat. There’s no doubt a lot has to do with the criminal he is and what’s waiting for him once he can’t hide behind the presidency. I would love to be a fly on the wall right now at the white house. There must be one hell of a show going on closed doors. A lot of tracks have to be covered. πŸ˜†

Anyway… orange seems to be his color of choice if you know what I mean and if there is any justice soon he and his family can take a family portrait with matching outfits.

Oh chachi, chachi, chachi

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I grew up watching so many great tv shows… Three’s Company, Laverne and Shirley and Happy Days to name a few. I loved Chachi on Happy Days. He was not as cool as Fonzie but cool enough πŸ˜‹…and funny! Scott Baio, unfortunately, like Dean Cain is no hero. Disappointing.

I try to be open minded. I really do. But sometimes it’s just too hard. I decided to watch one of Scott ‘Chachi’ Baio’s YouTube videos. While preaching about all the bad things the other side does from divisiveness, vitriol, name calling etc.. He goes on to name call and mock a man who doesn’t share his views. The high road, am I right? Makes perfect sense though. Just look at who their leader in chief is. A bully personified. The king of vitriol, name calling and mocking. A horrible human being. A racist and bully.

Here’s a gallery of Exhibit A

Simple google will give you a plethora of video evidence of Mr 45s bullying ways.

… but here is a sampling Exhibit B

Doesn’t trust his own wife.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: Mr. 45 A Real Man?

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Get a load of the comment left on this post. So ignorant. Where in this photo do you see a ‘real man’? There is a big difference between a bully and a real man. What you have here is a bully.

Here’s one of many examples of what a bully is. This one certainly fits the bill here.

A bully is a bully because they are allowed to be. To stop them in their tracks you need to stand up to them and fight back. Once that happens their MO is always the same. As soon as they feel that they are losing the edge, advantage, the upper hand…like children they pout and stomp their way out of the situation. I have come across plenty a bully. It’s always the same.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: My dentist has got to go!!

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Who goes to the dentist to get a cavity dealt with and ends up having to get a root canal? I DO, I DO!!! I am on my 3rd dentist since moving out to the west island. The first dentist felt too impersonal and I always felt he was pushing procedures I thought I didn’t need. The 2nd was in a mall which wasn’t as big an issue as the fact they had an open concept. Very weird having people pass on by while your mouth is wide open and being worked on. So that was short lived. This 3rd dentist should have been the charm but is far from it. When I first became his patient 3yrs ago he did a check up and detailed all the procedures I would need of which most were to redo some old fillings and some cavities I apparently had. My first procedure, 3 years ago, was to redo an old filling. This is a tooth that never gave me any pblm of any kind. To be honest, no tooth, including the ones that apparently had cavities gave me trouble. The procedure gets completed and almost immediately, that is, the day after I start feeling incredible pain… long story, short. Boom… root canal. This after enduring a week of pain and the useless application of orajel which only provided seconds of relief. How does that happen? Well fast forward 3 years and it looks like it will happen again. Last week, after 3 years, we get around to dealing with a remaining cavity. The procedure itself was a nightmare. First off he pricked me 14 times before the numbing agent actually kicked in enough for me to not feel the pain of the drill. Yes 14. I counted. Then a couple times he dropped equipment on my face. I was so fearful that one of the small pieces would land in my mouth and I would choke to death. The procedure took way too long .. I don’t think I ever in my life had a panic attack but I believe had one then. I was getting agitated over the fact that my mouth and lips were dry. The man has no bed side manner.. So rude and he should have been more understanding. Maybe he should take lessons from his assistant.

Anyway, his ‘5 more minutes’ … lies!!! All lies!!!

After the 2 hour ordeal, he hands me a prescription for anti biotics and additional paperwork and tells me that if I start to feel pain of any kind to immediately get the anti biotics and book an appt with Dr root canal and provide the additional paperwork. Hmm. What’s that all about? Deja vu is what it is.
It’s been a week and a few days since my procedure. The right side of my mouth is still sore and my tooth is showing some signs of sensitivity which I did not experience at all the 3 yrs I supposedly had a cavity. Interesting no? Seems like these two doctors have a nice business partnership going. First doctor works on your tooth gets $$$ for it but then also creates work for doctor 2 to make $$$ from it as well.
Am I pissed? Yes. The sensitivity will only get worse which means another root canal. If there is a God that won’t happen.

I think I need to start looking for a 4th dentist. Not sure if it will change things but right now the way I feel even the gorgeous assistant and receptionist combined are not enough for me to want to stay with this doctor.

2020, the year #Ellen gets cancelled.

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Cancel culture has been around for a good while but boy is it firing on all cylinders during this pandemic year!!! People have tons of time on their hands! Wow. And it looks like no rock will be left unturned. Ellens time has run its course. Crazy shit. Imagine. Ellen ‘be kind to one another’ DeGeneres!!
Here’s the thing though. I am not really that surprised. I watched her sitcom. I watched her talk show when I could. She is funny. She’s helped a lot of people along the way but I never truly bought into all of that. The rumors regarding her true colors and the toxic environment started long before 2020 decided to rear its ugly head. Believe it or not and it may come as odd but what tipped me off that she really isn’t a nice person, is some of the games she had her audience play. And that includes her game of games show… I have always felt they are mean spirited. People actually putting themselves in embarrassing situations so she could have a good laugh at their expense. Imagine, I did a quick search today on Twitter for the hashtag #ellen and this….

Boommmm!!!! Validation! I am not alone.

As for her apology. After all that silence I don’t think it was much of one. There really isn’t a full blown ownership of what went wrong if you know what I mean. Honestly I don’t know how she can come back from this. The rumors are already starting to build up.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today

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A life lesson learned at the ripe old age of 50. Last week a colleague of mine passed away. A few months back she had had a mild stroke. She went through a stint in rehab then returned to work slowly with half days and then full time. I was given the news of her stroke from another colleague who was nice enough to update me every time she got news. I never reached out while she was off work. I felt uncomfortable doing so even though we go way back. Given I was getting updates I thought that once she got back to work it would be easier to reach out. It didn’t. Days became weeks and then as I always tend to do I over think things and felt embarrassment over the fact that so much time had gone by.

How do I call her now after all this time?

What do I say?

I won’t have that chance now. There’s a lot of guilt in me that I didn’t call her. And for what? Inexcusable. Forget the embarrassment I felt. The guilt will forever bother me. The day the news came I was a wreck and could not focus. I was abrupt with everyone. It was a difficult day. To this day I cannot bring myself up to bring her up in conversation with the colleague that was updating me on her progress. It’s still too hard.

RIP. Gone too soon. You were first and foremost a great person but also a great colleague. It was always a pleasure working with you as you made it very easy. Your demeanor was fantastic. You also ‘got me’… which made me feel reassured. You will be missed.

My Silver Lining To #COVID19

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Before I get into my silver lining I think I should bring up the not so silver lining of this pandemic. When this virus first reared its ugly head I don’t think anyone would have imagined that it would be what it is today. Even while things were starting to unravel in Italy I recall my cousin out there thinking it was nothing and that people were unnecessarily panicking over nothing. Well so much for that.

Let’s start this off with some things that are grinding my gears. We’re living through a crisis that I thought in my lifetime I would never experience. A bit naive on my part but still to this day there are people out there denying there is a problem. People out there on social media blaming the media for sensationalism. What in the hell? The reality is that sensationalism has been par for the course for many years now. The FACT remains that there is a virus out there KILLING people. Is the media putting fear into people? Yes. It’s called the fear of DYING!

I read the other day (and I wish I had screen grabbed it) someone  actually questioning if all these people dying are really dying from covid19. Seriously.

There’s no doubt there have been mis-steps by countries and governments..Italy, Spain… the imbecile running Brazil… but none worse than the one running the US of A. Here’s a man that denied there was an issue. A man who called it a hoax created by the dems. A man who stated it was all under control. Is it any surprise that the USA finds itself in the shape they’re in? How can the population that voted this man into power take this pandemic seriously when their leader doesn’t? I have read supporters state that this shouldn’t all fall on his shoulders. Say what? Yes. Yes it should. You voted him in. Deal with it. A timeline of his nonsense up until March 13th.. Days later the shit hit the fan and USA is now #1 in the world!!

Then you have these winners right here… evangelists. Dear God. Dumb and dumber yelling at god to fix things. Who would have thought it was that simple? And all the while they continue to demand that their sheep keep coming out in droves to their pure and unadulterated garbage and money grab. Kenneth Copeland is the devil incarnate. And let’s not forget Joel Olsteen, another criminal. A blast from the past, Jim Baker who apparently has the cure! Hallelujah Jesus!! And last but not least this numbnut with his divine knowledge:

Wow. It’s that easy eh? Problem solved.
God can’t help stupid

I think it’s time to shift gears otherwise this post won’t have any silver Linings at all!!!πŸ˜‚

I think I will list out the silver Linings:

  • The biggest and most important thing to come out of this whole pandemic is fantastic family time. It’s crazy to think it took this. From board games, to cooking, to baking, to exercising. To … wait for it… talking. Conversation! Wowww. πŸ˜‚
  • Working from home. I am blessed that I work in an industry that allows me to do this. It’s very convenient. I actually still start my day like always (730am) but I gain an hour of sleep. I start my day in pjs… and by noon at the latest I get dressed to go nowhere. I am also putting in way more hours. Double edged sword, I guess. πŸ™‚
  • I’ve seen pictures and read stories of the world getting healthier.. The reduction in pollution, the dolphins in Venice waters for example. The universe took extreme steps and forced us humans to step back and allow it to breathe.
  • It’s wonderful to see that for the most part the world has come together to help each other. I say for the most part because there is still a portion of the world that is evil. That portion that tries to take advantage of the circumstances and take advantage of vulnerable people.
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Mamba #8 (or #24)

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I’ll start off by writing that I have never ever been into basketball. I recall in high school playing it in gym class but ask me today what the rules are and maybe I know one.
Kobe Bryant for me is like any other celebrity… I know of him from the sport he played and TV. I don’t know him. There is a difference.
A few weeks back 9 people lost their lives needlessly. Clearer heads should have prevailed but failed to do so. Of course given his celebrity the majority of the attention was on Kobe and his daughter Gigi. It was mostly praise and accolades but there were those that felt the need to bring up the fact he was a rapist. So here’s the thing.. I only know what I’ve read so I am not an authority on this. Back in 2003 he had what he thought was consensual sex with someone. It turned out not to be the case. They settled out of court. This happened years ago .. Which let me make clear doesn’t change anything. I am not making excuses for the man. You need to own up to the things you’ve done. You need to be accountable. What I don’t understand is the motivation of those who felt the need to bring this up now that he died. I am someone who lives for news (I know, sad) and I am constantly reading news. I can’t remember in recent years ever reading about these allegations. That is, why weren’t these same people making noise while he was alive? Why couldn’t they keep reminding him that he was a rapist? Why didn’t they hound him while he was alive? Wouldn’t the impact have been greater? Maybe it was happening and it wasn’t making the news but I doubt it. Nowadays everything seems to make the news. He’s dead now. What impact are you making by bringing this up now? What impact does it have on him? What good does it do to his grieving family and daughters? It’s just about attention seeking. Is what it is.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: hockey culture = bully culture?

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The firing of Don Cherry sure as hell caused a lot of buzz. As is the case with everything, there was a divide as to whether his firing was justified. His firing ended up being a topic of conversation on ‘The Social’ as well. Jess Allen spoke on it and when she told her story and made her comments I understood them to be ‘her experience’. Apparently I was in the minority as many felt she was generalizing hockey culture. And with that she and the network got tons of backlash demanding for her firing.. In the end she and the network put out an apology. I’ll be honest I don’t think she was generalizing at all but I also don’t think she was far off either. For a few years I saw first hand what she described as her experience. Were all the players bullies? No. Were all the parents bullies? No. But there were enough. Were they all privileged? No. But there were enough in that camp as well. And at the end of the day, all it takes is one bully for it to be a pblm. At the time I was coaching soccer and a good portion of the players were elite hockey players as well (As a sidebar, not one player of color). Players that trained year round. And one time when I had the ‘audacity’ to ask a parent to put an effort to get his kid to soccer practice as well during the summer I had this parent tell me that his kid didn’t need to practice soccer because he was ‘that good’. Saying this to me all the while poking me in the chest with his forefinger. So ya, someone had audacity but it wasn’t me. Bullying and privileged culture was and is alive and well in hockey. That’s but one example so you might think I shouldn’t make a mountain out of a molehill but that wasn’t the only example. If I were to document all my experiences, this post would last for days. But at the same time I also need to call a spade, a spade. This exists in all walks of life.
Anyway, the same people who called out the Don Cherry firing an unnecessary over reaction were now calling for the firing of Jess Allen for speaking her truth and her experience. Cancel culture at its best.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: Don’s Cherry Popped

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The end of an era. Whatever it may have been. Growing up I was hooked on hockey and the Montreal Canadians… I definitely watched my share of Don Cherry and his rants. My interest in hockey has waned over the years so I can honestly say that what comes next is my opinion based on what I remember and what I have read so take it as you want.
Don Cherry is old school. The guy’s MO has mainly been rants. He rants about everything. I truly believe that Ron has tuned out many a times over the years. The fact is that even when I was watching hockey religiously and listened to Don I never put a lot of weight in anything he said. Having said that, his latest rant is nothing new… history can attest to that. Case in point, his issues with European or Quebec hockey players is not just about their hockey style. It’s rooted in racism. And in the end nothing good ever comes after speaking the words ‘you people’. Nothing. Even Jimmy Hoffa felt the wrath after uttering those words against an Italian. πŸ˜‹ (insert the Irishman plug here). And in an effort to have his say, Don agreed to an interview with none other than Tucker Carlson probably one of the most vile and racist people on the planet.
I’m not sure he’s ever apologized for anything. He certainly didn’t for this. He’s an old timer. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Of course, it doesn’t make it right and ultimately he paid the price. And the price was right. It was time for him to go. Why it didn’t happen years ago? Timing, I think. We are currently living in a world where ‘cancel culture’ is firing on all cylinders. Everyone out there wanting to cancel anyone and everyone. In some cases it’s uncalled for but in this case it was warranted.