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Name: Rick
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Hometown: Kansas
Home country: UsofA
Current location: Midwest
Member since: Sat Apr 15, 2017, 11:57 AM
Number of posts: 3,496

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Retired aerospace engineer. Bike when I can, I have a specialized tricross and a hardrock. Read sci-fi.

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Hits home today...

Went in for a doctors appointment today...needed the surgeon that took a melanoma

off of me last year to look at the scar...Now I haven't been anywhere with strict rules

regarding the virus..Yeah I wear a mask in walmart. Thats about the extent of my

experiences. So I enter the clinic and there is a nurse with one of those temperature

guns..She asks me if I phoned

the surgeons nurse? I didn't know I was supposed to.

She points to a sign on the entry door, which I hadn't looked at, with a phone number

to check in prior to entry. As she is explaining this to me, a person is coming through

the door and tells the nurse the number isn't working...So she tells us to go ahead and

go inside the lobby and check in...Clear plexi-glass screens are in front of the personel.

I check in, go up to the 2nd floor and am just getting into a game of solitar, when the

nurse that helped the surgeon on my neck..roughly a year ago, comes and gets me. Takes

me back into the examination room and tells me the doctor is at home with the corona!

She calls up the surgeon at home and uses her cell video cam to show him the scar..

Later I asked her what happens to those clinic personel that test postive and if they get

tested regularly..She said the tests are to hard to get to use them like common sense says

they should...every day. But, If she were to test positive, she would continue to work until

symptoms showed up...And to all that I give a big salute to the healthcare workers of

whatever discipline, for staying on the job...

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fwiw..I asked the front door nurse with the temp gun what it was and if it would turn me into a republican...she laughed..






Rock legend Eddy V has past..


Last of the rockers that knew how to play a guitor, knew how to play rock and roll...fuck rap music..

RIP wild guy...You were fantastic..



Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitarist for the band Van Halen, has died of cancer, his son announced Tuesday. He was 65.

"Every moment I've shared with him on and off stage was a gift," Wolfgang Van Halen wrote in a short statement posted on Twitter. "My heart is broken and I don't think I'll ever fully recover from this loss."

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/salvadorhernandez/eddie-van-halen-dies-of-cancer

Kansas could do something in November it hasn't done in almost 100 years

And why not? They elected a democrat guvnor!



The last time Kansas sent a Democrat to the US Senate, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby was all over the news. "Tarzan the Ape Man" was a hit movie. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt won his first term, crushing incumbent Herbert Hoover.

The year, as you history majors out there have probably already figured out, was 1932.

That was 88 years ago. And proving that nothing lasts forever, Republican dominance of Kansas' two Senate seats is in real jeopardy of coming to an end in 33 days' time. And while Republican Rep. Roger Marshall is still favored to beat state Sen. Barbara Bollier (D) on November 3, the fact that the race is even marginally competitive speaks to how much the state has changed in just the last four years under President Donald Trump.

In 2016, President Donald Trump won Kansas by 21 points, a margin very similar to the 22-point win that Mitt Romney ran up in the Sunflower State four years earlier. (The last Democrat to win Kansas at the presidential level was Lyndon Johnson in 1964.) But the state -- led by the increasingly Democratic Kansas City suburbs -- has moved away from Trump's version of tough-talking Republicanism in recent years.






https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/kansas-barbara-bollier-roger-marshall-senate-race/index.html

By God we'll play football come hell or high water!!!!


With football starting up over the last couple of weeks...wonder if the nice flat and downward

spiraling graphs of successful corona avoidance programs will start going the other direction...

Both in the college and pro teams....


But he also said this season will be unpredictable when it comes to handling COVID.

Nothing unpredictable about it coach...You mask, You social distance...rules that work..


The latest college football game to be postponed because of a coronavirus outbreak has to leave the Kansas State Wildcats feeling uneasy today.

Arkansas State announced Tuesday that its home opener against Central Arkansas will not be played as originally scheduled Saturday because the Red Wolves are unable to assemble a complete two-deep depth chart for the game.

K-State played Arkansas State over the weekend at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, with the Red Wolves winning 35-31. Both teams dealt with COVID-19 absences in that game, as Arkansas State was down nearly 10 starters and K-State was without approximately two dozen players. But both sides had enough active personnel to play.

Things have apparently gotten worse for Arkansas State since Saturday. Could a coronavirus outbreak on Arkansas State’s football team make it difficult for K-State to play its next game against Oklahoma on Sept. 26?

Earlier this week, K-State coach Chris Klieman said he expected to get several players back over the next two weeks. But he also said this season will be unpredictable when it comes to handling COVID.

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansas to Receive $63 Million in FEMA Unemployment Funds

Whether its good or bad..a waste of peoples taxes, too little or too much..

i don't care...I think it will help those with bills and little income....

Governor Laura Kelly today announced her administration’s grant application for FEMA’s Lost Wages Assistance program (LWA) received federal approval and an award of $63 million to assist Kansans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I appreciate the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its quick response to my administration’s application, and for making these funds available to those who need them throughout our state and nation,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “We will work to distribute these dollars as quickly and efficiently as possible to keep Kansas families in their homes and food on their tables. However, it is still critically important for Congress to create a coherent strategy and act on a long-term solution for those who have found themselves unable to work due to the pandemic’s impact on our economy.”

Just about ready to send the bent back to Taiwan..

https://www.democraticunderground.com/12071410


About 8 weeks ago...Had fallen 4 times...On the right shoulder...On

left side...on my forearm...etc..eat gravel was my moto..

But gradually it started to work for me..Learned to plan my stops.

Got away from sudden steering moves just because the bent moved

around a little..Slowly...4 mile rides then 8 mile, 10 mile and

yesterday I did a 17 miler, with clip-less pedals on!! Had to be

really careful at the stops...Kept the left foot clipped in and

used the right to touch the ground..Still working on that, bottom

line...The bent is great! Lay back and enjoy the country..except

for the freaking occasional vehicle..slip on the mask to keep the

dust out of my lungs...Oh, btw..did I mention my rides are on dirt

and gravel?..I put a knobby on the front..20 x 1.7 and a semi cross

over..26 x 1.9 on the back..Work great on the township roads..

cheers! everyone..safe travels..

10s of thousands? Working at it?


They'll be looked upon as fed. agents.....

President Trump says he won't endorse Kansas Senate race



Check out the blockquote....


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — President Trump is normally very outspoken on his opinions and endorsements, but the President has been oddly quiet about the competitive U.S. Senate race in Kansas.

The top four republican U.S. Senate candidates are Kris Kobach, Dr. Roger Marshall, Bob Hamilton and Dave Lindstrom, with democrats Barbara Bollier and Robert Tillman also in the race. All four republican candidates have expressed their complete support for President Trump, but it sounds like the President is not likely to do the same.

President Trump has apparently told associates that he will not be endorsing or weighing in on the Kansas Senate race. But in other states, the President is quick to show his support for conservative candidates. On Friday, he tweeted support for a Senate candidate in Tennessee and Congresswoman in Indiana. So why is the Kansas race different?

YOUR LOCAL ELECTION HQ
According to political analyst Dr. Bob Beatty, the president is being pulled in two different directions. Candidate Kris Kobach has long supported Donald Trump, even before his election to President. Beatty says the two have a close relationship, while the other candidates do not.

“There’s really nobody in Kansas, really, that’s closer to Donald Trump than Kris Kobach. I mean he has this extensive relationship, said Dr. Beatty. “So, this is a personal decision for Donald Trump.”

But, on the other side, Dr. Beatty says it’s a political decision.

“Many republicans in D.C. are showing Trump polls saying that Kobach would lose in the General Election,” explained Beatty.

According to Beatty, top republicans think the best option to beat the democratic candidate in November is Dr. Roger Marshall. Therefore, they are pushing the President to endorse Marshall to avoid potentially losing an important republican seat in the U.S. Senate.
Even political action committees (PACs) with ties to the Democratic Party are putting out ads supporting Kobach in the primary election because they believe democratic front-runner Barbara Bollier could beat him in the general election.


For now, President Trump is choosing to stay silent on the race, but Dr. Beatty says it wouldn’t be unusual for the President to make a last minute endorsement before election day on Tuesday.

“A last minute endorsement by Donald Trump could swing a close race,” added Beatty.

https://www.ksn.com/news/capitol-bureau/president-trump-says-he-wont-endorse-kansas-senate-race/

Patrick Mahomes becoming part owner of Kansas City Royals




KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals announced the addition of Mahomes, the star quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title last season, on Tuesday. Mahomes was once a baseball prospect and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2014.
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