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OldBaldy1701E's Journal
OldBaldy1701E's Journal
July 31, 2022

I do not handle pain well.

That means any pain, but especially physical pain. Now, thanks to a stupid bike accident, I am having issues with doing anything in life as well as sleeping because the only time this shoulder really goes off is when I lay down. I am having to sleep propped up, which I am not accustomed to. I was finally able to get an MRI after a failed attempt last Thursday due to the issue I mentioned. (Getting that MRI requires laying down with the shoulder in a prop. It was agony the first time, but the doc gave me some strong stuff and I practically was a zombie in the doughnut this time.) I will find out just what has happened on Tuesday. It might be a torn rotator cuff, which would require surgery and would pretty much immobilize me for just under a year. I doubt I can do this without more strong meds and I hate those things, but I hate pain even more. Not to mention the fact that they may try to suspend my use of medical cannabis, which is why I am not freaking out as I type this. (Well, keeping it to a low grade freakout is what it is doing, but this is really fucking with me and I don't know what to do.) We are not in a good position for this, should my insurance or my auto insurance (in this state, I am covered as a driver of my bike as well as my car). I already expect the premiums to go up and that may be bad as well. Thanks Federal Government, specifically SSDI, for letting me end up like I have. That is what I get for believing all that propaganda I got in school. I still kick myself for falling for it.

July 15, 2022

It never rains, but it pours.

So, I was riding my bike yesterday morning when a lady pulled out in front of me and I hit her. I am okay for the most part, but there is going to be bills for all that medical treatment as well as repairing her car. I have nothing. So, even though I loathe asking for charity, it seems I have little choice in this matter. No, I am not sure who is actually falls under the 'blame' umbrella, and we are trying to get some legal help on this matter. Of course, yet again, being un-wealthy means I am in that second tier as far as getting real justice and/or assistance. This is what I get for trying to stay healthy. And people wonder why I am a cynic.

I know nothing about GoFundMe or any of that, so I will have to post the link once I figure it out. Thanks for reading this.

Oh, I forgot to say that I am really struggling to sit and type now, so please be patient.

July 5, 2022

McConnell Says Labor Shortages Will End When People Run Out Of Stimulus Money

For over a year, lawmakers and businesses have been bemoaning how they can't find workers.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered his own theory as to why at an event in Paducah, Kentucky, on Tuesday.

"You've got a whole lot of people sitting on the sidelines because, frankly, they're flush for the moment," the Kentucky Republican said. "What we've got to hope is once they run out of money, they'll start concluding it's better to work than not to work.


That's right. As soon as those lowly peons stop trying to act like they are human beings, we can get back to the levels of exploitation we had before the pandemic. Just let them all run out of money and they will be crawling back. After all, nothing is more important than money. NOTHING. And, if you say otherwise, then we will have to have a little talk with you. We can't have anything interfering with the top money hoarders making even more money!

That racist turtle is evil. There is nothing else that explains him. And, he is not alone.

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