Revenue Neutral: A Liarspalooza

Revenue Neutral is not Congress cutting spending.

Revenue Neutral is not Congress capping spending..

Revenue Neutral will not Make Government Small Again.

Revenue Neutral is not about the Proper Role of Government

Revenue Neutral is not Tax Reform.

Revenue Neutral is about Control. It is about some in Congress wanting to maintain control of your hard earned money by redistributing it to their favorite projects and agendas and people. Instead of living on a budget or scrapping redundant or useless or wasteful or unconstitutional programs, ones that infringe upon unalienable rights, some in Congress want to keep spending your money without consequence, without conscience, and without just cause. 

Seriously Republicans, get a grip on it and stand for something.

You said. We believed you. We Won.

Now go and win some more. Take Back America! 

Full Repeal. No Bailouts. No Excuses. Cut, Cap, and Balance that stinkin’ budget already. Sheesh. 

 

Update: Dogs Days of Summer almost over

Today was the last day to get all of my meters in for Week 3:30k of the Dog Days of Summer  Challenge 2017. Tomorrow begins Week 4:40k and the thought of muffing up on completing this week’s challenge was weighing on my mind over the weekend for on Saturday, after I finished my last 2,000 meters, I thought I had shorted myself by 1,000 meters. Therefore, the plan was to take advantage of such a short row and to finish off the week by way of 30 seconds rowing followed by 30 seconds of rest for 10 rounds.

Being alone and without music was the nicest part of my row. It was great to feel my heartbeat, to feel my pulse elevate and to hear me regulate and control my breathing for each stroke. I could huff and puff and grunt all I wanted through each round. And I was spectacular at challenging myself, round after round, staying focused. (Well, at least it felt that way in my own mind.)IMG_8680

 

Setting the lever to 8, then launching off of each round with a quarter, a half, a three-quarter pull followed by ten regular pulls seemed a brilliant strategy. The goal was to maintain a reasonable number of strokes per minute (SPM) to maintain at minimum 100 meters in thirty seconds per round and then row all out on the last round.

It was great having a series of short rows. It has been a long time since having to merely row 1k in a day. It was really wonderful to row in silence and alone as previously mentioned. But the best part was realizing that I had already met my 30k for the week when I stopped to think things through. I forgot all I had to do was look at the Dog Days 2017 board to see they had tracked and categorized each week’s row for me. (Gibbs-slap my own head with my Crew Stop rowing glove on.)FullSizeRender

 

Turns out I did not need to row that last 1,000 meters.  I rowed them simply because I wanted to and now I am securely over what is needed to complete this week’s requirement. 

Now on to formulate tomorrow’s 40k strategy!

#TeamEmJoKim #TeamGunsOutCrossFit

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Inspiration to Share the Good

Earlier in the month I caught Karen Vaughn on Glenn Beck’s radio program and then again that evening on his television show. It was then, even after having seen her book tweeted about by some of my favorite follows, that I was moved to purchase a copy for me and one specific friend’s birthday gift.

So I went to her website to order them. Once on the purchase link I noticed the 10 Book Bundle as a great deal but I only needed two. Then a still, small voice whispered get the ten book deal. 

Much to my surprise, I thought, Who would I give them too? 

Oh you will figure that out when they get here, came the quiet reply.

Going with the flow of my thoughts and feelings and a click of the mouse, the book bundle was  ordered.  

When the box arrived I was excited but wondering to whom these books would go. As I began taking each book out of the box, one by one a name popped into my mind.

Now I have but two books to deliver plus one I need to send to my sister by post. The gifting is complete. 

Even at my age, I can be a World Changer. I can help #TakeBackTheCulture by simply seeing the good then sharing the good with others.   

#SeeTheGood #ShareTheGood #TakeBackTheCulture #WorldChanger

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Musical Eclipse Songs

While getting my hair done today, Teles, the receptionist and assistant extraordinaire at Root Salon, got talking about eclipse songs. He started singing Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart and of course, it got into everyone’s head as we tried to remember the words. 

One of the first songs that popped into my mind was Spaceman by Harry Nillson. Nothing about eclipse in the song but it is about space. It makes me wonder what the total eclipse would look like from that perspective. 

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It was a rat

Honey-do noticed our Black Lab going nuts around the storage room door so he brought her inside in case there was a rat or a lizard in there. She is really fast and she catches them. 

Evidently a rat chewed a hole in the bag of Ramik mini-bars that our landlady left in there, on a high shelf. 

Glad Honey-do found the body first. I would totally be creeped out by the scenario. 

Now, all things are right in the universe and the Lab is settled in for the evening. 

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FiTTz Meals by Christopher Teeter

Fittzmealsyellowhammerorderform2.0  JPG.jpgWhen I am doing one of these Concept 2 Rowing Challenges, especially when they go on for days or weeks, I find that FiTTz Meals are great to have on hand for my fast food go-to-eats. The vegetarian option is really nice because I can order the quinoa or the rice with vegetables for healthy carbs on a long row day like today’s 12k ladder down. 

What I appreciate about Christopher’s service is I am not locked into any plan. I can change things around from week to week, month to month. He delivers to the box but the Honey-do just zips over to the Yellowhammer Cafe to pick up our order earlier in the day.  

Of course, if Southern Home Cooking is more your style, well, you can always stop in for that too. 

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