BLM Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

It is now official, The Idiocracy is here. Black Lives Matter has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/29/black-lives-matter-nobel-peace-prize-petter-eide-norweigan-mp

In other news buildings in parts of Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, Kenosha, Portand and other locations were found to have committed suicide through self-immolation and were not actually burned by rioters. Several stores were found to have had “free for a day” sales and were not actually looted. Those thought to have been beaten or shot to death by rioters actually died of natural causes…

Dear Lord in Heaven, help us…

Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.

God bless.

They Just Ain’t Thinking…

While everyone is busy trashing the politicians for their handling of this crisis (COVID-19 Pandemic) here are a few anecdotes from corporate America:

An Nursing Home:

The manager, being aware of what was going on in the world, asked the corporate office for a budget variance in order to stock up on PPE especially N95 masks as well as non-perishable foodstuffs and paper goods (especially toilette paper and paper towels). Was told no. Maintain your budget, this will be no big deal and won’t come here.

Being resourceful she was able to acquire masks, gloves and even some TP by requesting donations from local organizations and some creative budget manipulation (paper products purchased from office supply stores and coded as office supplies rather than TP or paper towels). Being naive she mentions the windfall of PPE to her director.

Fast forward three weeks and ALL the PPE is being shipped off to other properties that were not as resourceful and followed corporate guidelines. Options given are to “ship them out” or be terminated and your replacement will do so. Although naive, said manager is not stupid. Additional PPE acquired by other means is being kept in her car and not put into corporate inventory systems…

The Oilfield #1:

A hand on a rig may have been exposed to the coronavirus (his sister has tested positive). The entire crew is sent to self-quarantine at home. Between all the crew that means they traveled, taking the coronavirus with them, across several states…

Keep in mind these guys work two to three weeks on and one week off. They had just started their shift and would have been quarantined on a rig in the middle of nowhere with each other and little to no outside contact for the duration of their stint and their quarantine time…

The Oilfield #2:

Service crew that visited the rig in #2 is told they may have been exposed. They are interviewed for all the stops they made on their route and all of those people will be told to self quarantine. Crew is told to stay in the truck until further notice.

Initially, they are told to report to the “man camp” where crews like this normally stay during off hours. The man camp says no way. You are NOT coming in here with a few thousand of your closest friends. So, the crew is told to park the truck in the yard and then head home to self quarantine. Want to know why there are man camps for these guys? None of them live less that 500 miles away. Only one has a car. The rest would have to Uber to the airport, take public flights to several states and then (potentially) bring it to their families…

In this particular case, threats to call the CDC and the local health departments resulted in an arrangement where they could bunk in a separate section of the man camp, isolated from the rest of the inhabitants and be brought boxed lunches twice a day.

I am pretty sure there are thousands, if not millions, more stories like this. It just goes to show that regardless private or public, regardless of the industry, no one was really prepared for this.

Take care and God bless.

Not my circus, not my monkeys…

Not my circus, not my monkeys…

I have to keep repeating this to myself as I scroll through social media (this blog notwithstanding), especially FezBook.

I have tried to explain, that although this is serious, the sky is most definitely NOT falling. The world is NOT ending and we need to be calm and rational but prepared. For that I have been called names and insulted.

I have also tried to explain that, yes, this is more serious than the flu and we do need to take rational precautions. Again, I was called names and insulted.

Just like with politics, the people of this nation have grouped themselves into two extreme camps and no amount of logic or reason seems to break them from their confirmation bias.

I will be responsible for those God has given me responsibility for.Β  I will not offer any expertise to those on Facebook and other social media platforms unless it is requested. Again, this blog notwithstanding.

Again, not my circus, not my monkeys…

I hope that does not make me a bad Christian but I feel like I have limited cycles to spend helping folks so I better concentrate on those who might actually benefit from my research.

Take care and God bless.

Corona-Virus (COVID-19): Humor

Just to prove that the Idiocracy is indeed here a recent survey of American beer drinkers showed that:

    • 38% of beer-drinking Americans would not buy Corona under any circumstances now due to the Corona-Virus
    • Among those who said they usually drink Corona, 4% said they would stop drinking Corona
    • 14% said they wouldn’t order Corona in a public venue
    • 16% of beer drinking Americans were confused about whether Corona beer is related to the coronavirus

Sometimes my faith in humanity is really tested πŸ™‚

Take care and God bless.

Oh please, please, please let’s give the Federal government more power!

We filed our taxes like good citizens just before the deadline last year. We are notified that the return should be processed soon and we can expect our refund in nine weeks…

The IRS put a hold on our account for suspected identity theft. I find out about that by calling into to see what the dealio is and why we haven’t received a refund in the nine weeks. So, I take time off work to go into the office back in September to prove we are who we say we are and that it was indeed our tax return. I was assured we would have our refund in 9 weeks.

After about ten weeks we receive a letter saying that we never filed a tax return last year and that we should file immediately or call if we believe there may have been an error. I call in and wait on hold for nearly an hour only to find out that they can’t help me because they are upgrading their systems and the upgrade won’t be finished until mid-January. I can call back then.

I call in today and after two hours on the phone found out that back in September instead of being cleared to be processed the return was flagged as identity theft and removed from processing.

Supposedly, everything is OK now and the return will be returned to the processing queue and we should have the refund in 9 weeks…

More good news, the return status can no longer be tracked online since that system has been updated to only reflect returns for this year. the only way to check status is to call and wait on hold for 2-4 hours…

Yes, please, let’s put more power into the hands of the Federal government!

(and yes, that was sarcasm)

Take care and God bless.

I Think You Need To Check YOUR Privilege…

Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson shows who REALLY needs to “check their privilege” yesterday when she said that people who make fun of members of Congress on the internet would be prosecuted.

Speaking Tuesday in Homestead, Florida, she said people who mock members of Congress online were β€œa disgrace.” and went on to say β€œwe’re going to shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted.”

Representative Frederica Wilson (No she is not from Texas)

Well last time I checked it was not against the law to make fun of our congresscritters, online or otherwise. In fact speaking our minds is supposed to be protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The political elite are not an aristocracy and should have no special protection under the law over and above any other citizen of the Republic. It is time that they “checked their privilege” and understand they they are elected to serve and not be served.

Take care and God bless.

Free Ride For Criminals In Dallas

The District Attorney for Dallas, Texas has announced that his department will NO LONGER prosecute misdemeanor theft, trespassing and drug offenses and ask for no bail release of criminals arrested on minor charges…

https://defensemaven.io/bluelivesmatter/news/dallas-da-ends-prosecution-of-misdemeanor-theft-trespass-drug-offenses-UqrFIo3_nE-eCKskS7Z30g/

What do you think the outcome of this new policy will be?

God bless and take care.

Atheist Minister In “Christian” Church Keeps Her Job…

When I fist saw a reference to this situation I thought it was just some crazy “click bait” headline but no it is a real thing (link). The minister of a “Christian” church in Canada, West Hill United Church in Toronto, has decided that Jesus is not the son of God, He did not die to take away the sins of the world, we are not saved by His grace and that, in fact, there is not God. She is an atheist and has tweeted, posted and written books to make that very clear.

After she decided to begin skipping the Lord’s prayer during services and in fact after she openly admitted from the pulpit during a sermon that she does not believe in God, nor in Christ some members of the church attempted to remove her from her position as minister. She countered by filing a lawsuit to keep her job as minister of a “Christian” church…and to still be able to share her atheism as part of her sermons during services…and she has won.

She will continue to be the minister of the church and continue to be an ordained minister in this denomination despite being an atheist…

She is totally (or seems to be anyway) clueless of the irony and the hypocrisy of suing to be a Christian minister AND an open, practicing atheist. Prior to the court decision she stated she: “can’t believe fitness for ministry based on affirm an archaic doctrinal statement…I will feel betrayed by the church.”

Really?

Look, if she wants to be an atheist. That’s fine. It is her choice. If she wants to evangelize her faith in the non-existence of God go ahead. If she wants to start a “church” for atheists to celebrate the non-existence and do good works. Fine. But why would you sue to lead a Christian church when you believe every aspect of the religious doctrine to be archaic and wrong?

This is an example of the current Idiocracy at its finest.

Take care and God bless.