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What really grinds my gears: migraines

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I am a migraine sufferer. Ever since I can remember. I have met other sufferers who have it worse but regardless the level, migraines SUCK!

Another thing that sucks is my memory but I do believe I recall the innocent but infamous youth moment that put me on this path of migraines.

Picture this, Montreal,1975 or possibly later… my memory sucks. I was a yoot 😋 that much I know. A buddy and I were at a local park .. Unsupervised.. A couple of adult characters were passing a soccer ball around and either they invited us to join or we asked. I don’t recall. My memory sucks. Either way it was probably a stupid thing to do given our parents weren’t around. But alas.

Anyway, here we are tossing the ball around and at one point one of the adults sent the ball up in the air and as I was getting ready to head the ball he yelled out at the top of his voice ‘Noooooooo’. It was too late. I can’t remember what I did yesterday but I can remember the pain I felt. Like a ton of bricks hit my forehead.. I think nowadays they call that a concussion. Anyway I truly believe that moment in time forever changed things for me in the migraine department.

It’s really nonsensical:

  • I can go to bed feeling great and wake up with a migraine.
  • I can go weeks without a migraine and then I can have migraines for days.
  • More often than not if the migraine isn’t triggered while I am working out, it happens in the hours after I am done.

Case in point. Yesterday after basically 1 year off the gym due to covid… the restrictions in our area were lifted so with all the excitement in the world I went off to the gym. Smartly, I knew I had to pace myself and I did. A one hour workout.. In any case, that is the limit. I worked out during my lunch hour. By 7pm.. I started to sense a migraine was brewing. By 10pm as a preemptive move I took a Tylenol. At 430am… I was awoken by a massive migraine. Serenity now.

I have read tons of literature and quite frankly it doesn’t come across as promising. These products that offer relief from migraines have a list of possible side effects. So help with one thing, introduce a list of other pblms? I’ll pass.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: What’s in a caption?

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Let’s analyze shall we 😋? Talk about getting me excited and then ruining it all at once! I am in the camp that batwoman should not have even gotten a 2nd season. This show’s storyline and dialogue is so so bad. The one thing I see eye to eye on with the quartering (author of second caption).

Having said that the two captions are super deceiving. Click bait much? I watched both videos. So I guess it worked. 😆 …They all regurgitate the same information. So it appears batwoman will end after the 3rd season. It’s in its 2nd season. So does that make it a cancellation? Maybe. I mean why would a successful show want to end after only 3 seasons? But did it get cancelled? No. Is batwoman moving to superman & lois? The sentence implies it would be as a regular/fixture on the show. Not quite. It’s possible batwoman will make appearances on the show as a guest. Big difference. Regardless, please no.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: #batwoman and #supergirl take notes

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This won’t be a quote unquote review of Superman & Lois… but the first two episodes have been lit.

Strong storyline so far.
Great acting so far.
Great dialogue so far.

Great special effects so far.

Great fight sequences so far.

‘So far’ because it’s only been 2 episodes.. And the key here for this series is to never ever ever EVER use the writers from #batwoman or #supergirl series or fall into that rabbit hole.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: Duke of Hazzardous Thinking?

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For a guy that doesn’t live or breathe politics I sure am posting about it a lot lately!  This will be my last one on it (for a while anyway). Need to shift gears to other lighter subjects.

Some time last year John Schneider popped up on my YouTube feed. The caption got me intrigued so I watched the video. Had to do with the Confederate flag on the dukes of hazzard car. I definitely picked up a certain vibe from the video. And as is the case with YouTube.. Watch one video and boom.. I got more of his videos popping up.. So I watched a few more. John, always the charmer,  waxing poetic way too much though. It was hard to tell which way he leaned. Then his videos stopped popping up until a couple days ago. I watched the video. Boy is it clear which way he leans.
Some clues.
What a horrible thing to do to try to impeach a private citizen
My pillow guy
Stop the Steal
Voter fraud
Conspiracy

Any idea?

All this with his charm and all but boy oh boy could u feel the underlying anger.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: What does ‘liking’ a tweet say about you?

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i had a few posts lined up to put out and the one below was lined up next but Gina decided to one up me. She was trending on twitter on Wednesday and by Thursday she was no longer Cara… she was Duned for her online controversies. And of course the numb nuts on YouTube were all over this story once it happened.. they literally follow the same playbook!! it’s pathetic. but i digress…Anyway she dug her own grave. It is so baffling to me how these far extremist people no matter what side they are on accuse the other side of the same exact thing they are doing. The. Exact. Same. Thing. How many times has she called the other side “brainwashed”? Never directly though. Only through meme after meme after meme. Are you paying attention at all at what you are doing and saying? any? She is literally personifying “brainwashed”. Mind blown!!! it was a hot topic on Wednesday night. I watched a video put out by Grace Randolph on the topic and wowwww, it’s like she read my blog 😁!!! In so many words Grace said more or less what i wrote in my previous post on Gina.. A must read by the way! What she puts out on social media is just lowkey shady.. Every F*in thing is about try to figure out what i am trying to say or who i am trying to shade…or as Grace put it.. “she does it in such a sneaky and uncool way that she knows it’s bad”. Anyway, leave it to Gina to outdo herself by seemingly comparing what the Republicans are going through to the HOLOCAUST. WHATTTTTT???? Let that sink in. i know, i know, everyone under the sun just loves to over-use this expression.. So. Why not?
She’s put out a lot of memes on “hypocrisy”.. i am afraid though that she needs to look at herself in the mirror as well.

WRONGGGG!! Twitter didn’t get her fired. There needs to be accountability. Stop putting it on others.
THIS!!!!!!

She will of course find a place. You will see.. she’ll be all over, on podcasts, the youtubes 😋.. but without a doubt only with those who are like minded. Will she even bother trying to give her side of things with the “other side”? you know, the dark side (see what i did there 🙂)? The side the persecuted her? No.

….and i see on social media already that she has jumped on the Ben Shapiro train… oh, Ben. So I watched a bit of his video. Ben states that as a Jew he was not at all offended by what Gina posted. Let’s think about this though. What is Ben’s schtick? Anyone? I highly doubt he really cares for Gina. What he sees here is an opportunity to milk this for as long as he can possibly milk it. And of course, no doubt given the post that broke the camel’s back, Gina feels vindicated by being backed by Ben. On with the rebellion!!! Lol.. Once this fire tapers… no-one will even care.

https://www.tmz.com/2021/02/12/gina-carano-signs-movie-deal-ben-shapiro-star-wars-lucasfilm-disney/

Here he goes again with his CAPS LOCK… no doubt this will be EPIC

The problem with folks who like Gina are extreme one side or the other is that they like to put everyone else in that group as well.. and that’s WRONG!!!! A Republican, Ana Navarro, who seems to be a gem of a person said it best..and i am paraphrasing here.. the reps didn’t vote dems because we all of a sudden see eye to eye .. We did it because we knew it was the only way to get the toxicity out of power.

The above caption is interesting. I am not the smartest guy in the world. I think what Gina is trying to convey here is that just because she thinks differently doesn’t mean she is a conspiracy theorist. So that can also be said of the person on the other side who thinks differently from her. Yes? But she probably doesn’t see it that way because that person on the left is a pedo busy trafficking children through pizza joints.

The above is a good example of a stupid headline. She was not fired for being conservative. Although by far not the majority…There are plenty of conservatives that are employed in Hollywood. Happily and reaping the benefits.

Dude so was Charlie Sheen for a while. Where’s he now?

Make no mistake about it though. I am not oblivious to the fact that there is hypocrisy on all sides. That includes who gets and does not get cancelled. Pedro Pascal comes up in conversation quite a bit. James Gunn too.. The latter though was fired on the spot for tweets he put out some 10 years ago… Gina apparently was given opportunity after opportunity to tone it down a notch.

.. But is this accurate?

Here is an interesting and fair take on the whole Gina firing https://youtu.be/UFAYvuCusMA

Here’s another YouTubers take…I have watched his videos in the past and not always agreed with what he says but he makes valid points here: https://youtu.be/sCx4ryTwBB8

An interesting read as well…

https://johnpavlovitz.com/2021/02/11/the-cancel-culture-is-just-adult-accountability/

still worth reading my original post below as it was well written 😁…
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ORIGINAL POST

once again there is an effort in place to get Gina fired. For what u may ask? For liking certain types of tweets on the day the Capitol was stormed. How do I know this? I watched yet another #YT video on Gina. This dude clearly has a mad crush on her. I don’t blame him though. She is gorgeous. so here he was ranting about ‘be careful what you like’.. ‘Be careful what you like’… blah blah blah and then he goes on to try to justify what Gina ‘liked’ by making these types of comments..

‘I like chocolate milkshakes over strawberry milkshakes…’
‘I like green apples over red…’

‘You gonna unsub me now?’

Sort of paraphrased what he said. I didn’t feel like replaying the video.

He doesn’t mention at all what tweets Gina liked but another #youtuber who also defended Gina did some digging and found that the tweets she liked, she liked well before the violence started. Did she like any tweets on the capitol hill violence? He didn’t say. It doesn’t mean she didn’t but I don’t think it’s worth my time to find out.

So regardless. Is comparing ‘liking’ any tweet, even one that may imply agreement to what happened at the Capitol to liking one fruit over another? You are literally comparing apples and oranges. And btw have you ever heard of the expression actions speak louder than words?

Even though I am a Joe nobody I try my best to be careful what I ‘like’ on Twitter. One thing for sure though is that I will never promote/encourage/applaud acts of violence.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: Gina has me conflicted

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I don’t consider myself a political person. That is, I follow politics but don’t. Right or wrong, I don’t live or die by it. Having said that, it has been hard not to get riled up though these past four years with what went down with our neighbors to the south. The aftermath of the 2020 election has also reared its ugly head and continues to. Add to that covid and it has been a dumpster fire full of tin foil hats and conspiracy theories!
Enter Gina. I had been following her on social media for years. As the election was approaching she was putting out tweets that had me wondering. After this year’s election she tweeted this out:

We need to clean up the election process so we are not left feeling the way we do today. Put laws in place that protect us against voter fraud. Investigate every state.

God dammit. Say it ain’t so.

Does she have a right to speak her mind? Of course. Does she have a right to be a Republican? Of course.
Just because she is a Republican does it mean she is a trump supporter? Considering her tweet u have to lean towards a yes.

I have watched many a video on Gina and she comes across as such a great person. I’d want her to be my bff… I wouldn’t mind at all being MMA’d by her. Here’s why I am conflicted.

She says there needs to be open dialogue and questions asked but yet she will only give her time to like minded people. Is Parler really a platform for open minded people? So her version of open dialogue is with like minded people so she can feel better about herself? Where is the progress in that?

She says that she doesn’t accept any form of bullying. So is that the bullying directed at her or in general? You cannot support one of the biggest bully of them all and make such a statement.

She says she will not be muted but is she really not trying to mute others with some of her tweets and low-key shady memes she puts out on social media?

She puts out posts like this yet doesn’t back it up with anything.

Ok Gina, do tell us what’s really going on.

Here is another one of many…so who is this man? U speaking generally? Is it about ur dad? A friend? Who, who is this honest man? Enough with this. Own up. What are you afraid of?

She claims voter fraud and yet backs it up with nothing. When Trump was elected I wonder what kind of tweets she was putting out? Any fraud then? Obviously that election was on the up and up. Just like the Dems, the Republicans now have four years to prove fraud as well.

She talks about truths but nowadays what is that? This whole ‘you speak your truth’ is nonsense. What does that mean? I guess I am dating myself and really old school about this. I grew up knowing ‘truth’ and ‘lies’.. A truth is a fact. Nowadays something could be a blatant lie but if you see it as truth welllllll then that’s your truth and that’s ok.

She made a comment in an interview that she gets messages from ppl who live in oppressed parts of the world wondering what is happening to the USA? What? The world has been dealing with covid for about a year and we have been asked to conform to something in an effort to get this beast under control. Well you know what? For her that’s not it. It’s just the govt trying to control us. I don’t think she even knows the true feeling of being oppressed. Noone born in this part of the world knows what oppression is. That’s the luxury we have living where we do but because we’re being pushed to do something for the greater good we’re being oppressed, controlled, our freedoms are being infringed upon… blah blah blah. It’s been a year out of our life. Obviously and sadly, it has impacted some more than others but imagine living this for decades or centuries…and of course, the deaths related to covid have been overly exaggerated! Of course.
Also how amazing was it that as soon as Biden won the election poofff… a vaccine for covid is ready to go? Amazing eh? When I saw the articles pop up I could not help but slam the palm of my hand into my forehead with incredible force because I knew what was coming. So it’s ‘true’ then.. Covid was spread world wide in an effort to get Trump out of office. It’s plausible. Isn’t it? But then u have trump tweeting he knew the vaccine was coming and his tin foil hat wearing JR buying into how interesting the timing was. I mean the timing was rotten and so it ends up invalidating the fact that all these companies were working on a vaccine all this time. And let’s face it, it was these very same companies that put out this virus in the first place with patient zero, right? Oh so many conspiracies!!!

Crazy to think how much nonsense came to the forefront during this man’s tenure as president. I am not saying it wasn’t there before but he sure as hell gave them a platform to come on out of their dark place…

Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of many nut jobs and there are many … yet there was refusal to remove her from her position..instead the plan was to have a talk with her. Ana Navarro a republican said it well.. “A talking to? A talking to is what i have with my dog when she pees where she shouldn’t pee. Marjorie needs to be removed”

In the end some good happened and after Marjorie’s clearly non apology, apology.. Her true colors once again came to light via her Twitter.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/26/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-democrats-violence/index.html

another example of more nutjobs
https://ca.yahoo.com/news/trumps-oval-office-meeting-4-153009718.html

i also notice with Gina and these far right folks that every time they be losing ground on anything they always fall back to pedophilia claims.. it’s like their fall back to everything!! Apparently pedos and child porn are strictly a left thing.

https://ca.yahoo.com/news/multiple-fbi-agents-shot-florida-144538694.html

i think it’s safe to say that Florida leans right.. I wonder if the person in the above article is a dem?

#Batwoman Season 2: the more things change, the more they stay the same-ish

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I lasted 6 episodes into season 1 before I called it a day. Bad acting, bad dialog, bad storylines… Bad, bad, bad.

I am two episodes into season 2.

Javicia is definitely less stiff then Ruby as an actress. She actually knows how to convey emotions. She also has great comedic timing/delivery.

The issue so far…2 episodes in… still bad acting, bad dialog, bad storyline. Bad, bad. Notice only 2 now 😋. On the acting side it appears to have gotten a little better.

Will I continue to watch? For now? Yes. Will I get past 6 episodes? We. Shall. See.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: To Parler or not to Parlez?

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Is what happened to parler fair? Being singled out the way it was after the nonsense that happened on Capitol Hill? Is what happened to parler a serious hit to freedom of speech? it’s a bit of a slippery slope but in the end it was the right decision.. regardless of those conspiracists that think otherwise.

Paraphrased from the mouth of the CPO..
Parler.. A platform where you can speak freely, where u will not be fact checked and told how to think, what to read etc…

So basically u can spew a bunch of lies and that’s ok u won’t be called out on it .. Because u know in today’s world it’s not about truth… it’s about ‘your‘ truth.

Every social media platform has its share of toxicity. I don’t think any of these platforms started out that way. That wasn’t the intention behind the platform. Unfortunately it devolved into that because unfortunately in this world of ours there are scumbags on every side. Parler on the other hand was created specifically for that, masked under the veil of ‘freedom of speech’ nonsense. It’s a group of like minded toxic people spewing lies, conspiracy theories, nonsense and more importantly, violence without accountability. And now they’re getting a little help from Russia. And maybe it’s just me but .. A little bit of irony, no? Russia and freedom of speech.

Sunday morning coffee with a little musing: If I had a #Quarter(ing) for every nonsense this guy spews

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I’ve lined up so much material and I just don’t know where to start… and there is only one Sunday per week 😋.

I stumbled across this guys YT channel and boy what a goldmine of debauchery!!!
He is my indulgence when I am looking for a laugh. He’s that “i will never say it outright but every word I put out tells u I am a tin foil hat wearing, conspiracy up the wazoo trump supporter.” guy. Sometimes a run on sentence is needed.

He is the guy that shits on ppl who don’t have his views (ie: incorrect views) while revelling in it but tells his followers not to go ‘after’ these folks. *cough* *cough*…and then gets his underwear in a knot when he’s called out.

He’s that guy that has to have atleast one word all in CAPS in his YT captions.
… everything that comes out of his mouth has to be taken with a grain of salt. Why, you ask? This.

Pure garbage and tells you a lot.

He seems to have issues with spelling sometimes but no matter. 4 days ago he demands u uninstall this DANGERIOUS (his spelling not mine) browser. A browser he said he would uninstall. 18 hrs ago what browser Is he still using?🤔

It’s safe to say that there is only one thing that’s dangerous here and it’s not the browser.

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.😋

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

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. 😆

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.