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gibraltar72's Journal
gibraltar72's Journal
July 30, 2020

Hoping Democratic candidates do this one small thing.

Shortly after the stimulus money was sent I donated to approximately 17 candidates. The result literally hundreds of requests for more. But only one thank you card. That was from Sara Gideon. My wife noted she must have had a mom that taught her well. When I send out next batch guess who will be at top of that list. It is a simple thing but candidates spend thousands of dollars begging for money. Only one spent fifty cents to say thank you.

July 25, 2020

Sad? Happy? a story I needed yesterday. You need it today.

Sometimes nature or other forces put things in the right place at the perfect time. A friend posted this yesterday on FB. First my friend is actually the son of my best living friend. Joe lives near me he is a man who suffered debilitating injuries in a racing "accident". Long story short he ended up on track with someone elses' gas tank in his lap. He fought back from horrific burns and lung scarring. He has remained unstoppable and even though he has had setbacks he is relatively successful business man and races today. He is a guy who people gravitate to because he is positive and enthusiastic. He also is a lover of nature and a preserver of same. He kayaks a river in Northern Ohio several times a week, basically anytime it isn't frozen. It is his church.

His neighbor lady called him I believe yesterday morning she was a flutter she had trapped a young Raccoon in her driveway and knew it was sick. Joe went over and said he would take it out of their little town and release it. Joe picked it up and took it to his church. He of course took pictures of it. When he got to the river he put it down in the grass. Instead of scooting away it put its' paws on his legs like a cat. Joe sat down on the river bank and the Raccoon climbed up in his lap. Joe and the Raccoon sat there about 15 minutes as the raccoon passed. Joe assumed it had been poisoned in town. And aw shit I'm crying again.

July 21, 2020

I just got the not a God Damn mask in the place you pricks won't do anything to get us through this

shit haircut. In other words I still have long hair. I am past deferring to these pricks that won't do anything to actually get us through this shit. When national corporations care more about my health and getting back to "some kind of normal" we are in a bad place. Until yesterday I was reluctant to turn in local merchants who have been neighbors for 60 plus years. Yesterday I ran out of fucks utterly and completely. My wife and I went shopping we have one real hardware store in town she needed a toilet cleaner only they carry. three guys go in without masks. She masks up and gets her item, check out clerk is un masked. She asks why no masks in store and is informed that owner says it isn't required. My Governor and health department say otherwise. Called health department yesterday they took information. Today I go to barber shop I have gone to for thirty plus years, tiny one chair one barber/owner shop. Five people including barber no masks. The title and opening sentence are my actual reaction. Call health department today to report. They tell me MIOSHA is taking these reports. After transfer to MIOSHA guy takes detailed report. He asks if I want to remain anonymous I explain how many fucks I have left to give. I really don't care from now on if I see a business violation I am going to report. He gives me his direct number. MIOSHA and St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale county Health Department have a new unpaid part time employee. I of course have to find a new barber.

July 20, 2020

Any of you Ohio group folks know what DeWine sees in the numbers

that has him so wigged out? As a neighbor I am curious he seems to have a new sense of urgency.

July 20, 2020

All in all a great auto racing weekend

F 1 race won by a black driver. NASCAR trucks Trump Pence 2020 truck finishes 13 laps down in 26th place. NHRA drag racing Trump 2020 Top Fuel dragster knocked out in first round by a black driver. IMSA Weathertec series Corvettes finish 1 2 in class. NASCAR top 15 for Bubba Wallace at Texas Motor Speedway. And Liberty University #24 ends up against the wall. A very good weekend in deed.

July 19, 2020

Update on SC Michigan happenings at Midvale College.

The college that strongly supports the constitution until it doesn't, sent armed security after news reporter for standing on sidewalk. Even though police chief had said sidewalks were to be open College contended when police gave them right to close a city street it also gave them right to block sidewalk. After defying health dept. they apparently got coverage in Detroit papers they didn't like so declared no media coverage would be allowed. They called head of security who by tradition is a city cop that did the best job of covering up stuff fpr Midvale. Eventually the goons backed off. But really was no coverage which was what they wanted anyhow. And the hypocrisy will continue. Best small college grift in America.

July 19, 2020

Please anyone with twitter don't mention NASCAR truck #49 Trump Pence 2020

finished in 26th place 13 laps down in Texas. Got literally no camera time 0n TV. I believe again it was the lowest finishing truck still sputtering along.

July 18, 2020

Mean while in S.C. Michigan the school that Law And Order dubbed Midvale College

is bringing up to 3,000 people to town despite health departments wishes. The wholly owned city council and police department signed off on it. I'm not shocked, the college has the sweetest scam of any small college going. Betting this weekend will be a bonanza in contributions. I hope they don't donate the crud from the states they come from. We have plenty of our own. Students were out on break mostly, when Mi. issued closure orders. Being the assholes they are they asked students not to return. They stated it was their decision because Gretchen didn't have the authority to tell them what to do. So here we are. The local authorities have handled this whole thing abysmally from the beginning. First defying public meeting ban then telling local merchants they could stay open. Mayor has also encouraged known risky behaviors.

Apparently yesterday Health Dept visited some. businesses that weren't enforcing the mask rule. I think most got warnings but a gym was shut down. Mayor spent the day on facebook whining that the Health Department was just being vindictive because we have freedom here. A couple businesses closed themselves down for weekend probably because they didn't want the rich college trash bringing them an unexpected gift. I reminded the Mayor that he had painted the target on the merchants back with his actions and words. Haven't heard a word from him.

July 15, 2020

I previously posted about my phone banking experiences these were different.

Last night I was calling voters in 7th district of Mi. Something happened twice last night that made me think beyond politics. I called a listed 65 year old woman a man answered. I asked for her and he said she isn't here. I then said are you her husband, he replied partner for 25 years. I said that's the same thing to me do you have a minute to talk. He then said to me she passed away from early onset dementia. She made it to 65 I'm 69 and always thought I'd go first. I of course was stunned but he needed to say that to someone. I offered my condolence and we just talked for a bit no politics. He just shared his grief. I just felt as if I was supposed to get that number.

Second experience I call a 59 year old lady. She answers and I introduce my self and tell her why I am calling ask if she's got a minute to talk. She says just a minute then says my son is dying of virus this very minute. Again I am stunned I tell her how sorry I am then tell her I know how she feels having lost a son, I am in tears at this point. She consoles me. I say this is no time to talk politics. We both cry a little I wish her the best and we say goodbye. I end my shift 15 minutes early i am emotionally drained but so glad I got those numbers rather than someone else.

July 12, 2020

In a perfect metaphor Trump 2020

NASCAR truck finishes 35th after spinning out all by itself on track at Kentucky. I believe it was actually in last place on track of those still running.

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