The weird insta-fatigue feeling was still hanging around yesterday. At the gym my bench press buddy asked me a couple times if I was ok, apparently I just looked really tired, which I was. I finished my session with 15 minutes on a cross trainer and I felt terrible, like I had just got done a half marathon. I was tired and almost felt like I had chills for a short period of time. Again, it is exactly how my body feels if I have the flu or a bad cold, but I don’t. Outside of this fatigue I feel normal.
My appointment is today with the onsite med clinic. I don’t expect anything definitive to come out of it but hopefully it will be the starting point of some sort of tests or a referral to figure out what is going on. I can only hope something is identified that is a clear culprit which can be remedied without a major impact on my day to day activities, I just don’t have time to be sick.
So it didn’t take long for Ron DeSantis, the Trump endorsed republican candidate for Florida governor to put his foot in his mouth, something he must have learned from his mentor. When talking about the prospect of Gillum (a black man) being governor he included this, “The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” Now of course there was a large segment of people that immediately jumped all over this as monkey is a word racists like to use when referring to black people almost as much as they enjoy using the N-word.
Now I will give DeSantis the benefit of the doubt. I certainly hope this wasn’t a “dog whistle” as Gillum referred to it, to the large sect of closest racists in Florida. However, an educated, thoughtful politician would/should know better why that choice of words was inflammatory. At the very least he is guilty of being a dumb ass, the last thing we need in the governors mansion after Rick Scott slithers his way out of there.
It’s a sad state of the world when my initial reaction to Gillum, a Bernie Sanders endorsed candidate, is that he has no shot to win in Florida, because he is black. Hopefully I am incorrect. The only path to victory he has is to mobilize HUGE turn out on the democratic side which he did in the primary, trouncing his opponent in the four or five biggest urban counties in the state. It’s going to be a vicious, ugly, and depressing election season that again lowers my perspective of the state of our country, but what else is new?