Good News, Better News…..

We’re blowing and going here on the main campus and I look to be very tied up with the day job until next month, when I drop the very and should just be tied up.

The better news is we’re able to do about ten miles of road work before 8 AM, which is freeing up more of the day for other things, such as collapsing from exhaustion. Seriously we haven’t felt this good since we were in our 20s.

Here is a link for those that missed it concerning the criminals in the Catholic Church. At least this one isn’t for buggering kids:

Ex-Miss. priest indicted; accused of lying about cancer, Mexican orphanage. Catholic Diocese enters into deferred prosecution agreement with US Attorney ~ Jacob Gallant

It will be OK folks, they scapegoated a couple of the accountants. We should all feel safer now. Except for the sexual predators that is.

Prepare yourselves folks because its fixing to hit the fan again

Judging from the average Facebook comment to the local newspaper stories on the topic of the Covid pandemic, there are a shit ton of dangerously ignorant people out there:

‘Major disaster’ looms as Mississippians ignore COVID-19 rules, top health official says ~ Anita Lee

Other takeways from Dobbs interviews so far:

He told Jackson Free Press reporter Nick Judin that, unless coronavirus spread is brought under control, people could be unable to find hospital beds after car wrecks or ventilators after heart attacks because of COVID-19 care demands.

When the next quarantine comes the stores will again be slammed. The inability to return paper goods may deter toilet paper hoarding at your local big box store. However, the stores here are just now restocking with dried goods like beans so now may be a good time to make sure your pantry is full if you can get them.

Tips derived from my casual observations from our last lock down:

  • Do not stress eat. If you get extra spare time use it to walk outside and try to lose a few pounds. To the extent there is evidence that Covid-19 attacks the vascular system as much or more than it targets the lungs, obesity is a major risk factor for Covid. Losing weight cuts your risk of getting severely ill. Stopping smoking also cuts your risk greatly.
  • Healthy foods did not disappear from Grocery store shelves nearly as much as processed/pre-made frozen foods etc. Eat fresh, you’ll feel better for it.

Stay safe folks, especially those of you in high risk groups.

Black Lives Matters Protests Continue Across the State (Pictures)

I’ve personally never seen anything like this in my 50 plus years here in Mississippi. Back during the tropical storm people gathered at Blaylock Park in Wiggins and Slabbed was there:

And despite the wind and rain people continued to trick in after the official start time:

The group up here was so peaceful I did not notice a single law enforcement officer among those gathered. Then again the impetus for this rally came from the local business community as did last Friday evening’s march in Bay St Louis:

Photos Courtesy of Michael Ramsey
Photos Courtesy of Michael Ramsey

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It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool: Drew Brees saves the season his remarks endangered

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. ~ This quote has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Samuel Johnson, among others.

There is a new day coming to the opinion pages of your favorite newspaper but before I get to that:

Drew Brees: It breaks my heart to know the pain I caused ~ Josh Alper

Here in Saints land this has been big news since word of Brees remarks to Yahoo Sports broke and once again people are again demonstrating the sheer capacity to not get a damn thing. The first commenter to the above piece illustrates what I’m saying:

Flash1211 says:
June 4, 2020 at 8:40 am
Shouldn’t have to apologize for your opinion

The ignorance Flash displays is common in not knowing the difference between a fact and an opinion. I’ll spell it slow for everyone:

o·pin·ion
/əˈpinyən/

noun
a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

“I like blue more than yellow” would be an example of an opinion.

and

fact
/fakt/
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noun
a thing that is known or proved to be true.

“Ronald Reagan was president from 1981 to 1989” would be a fact.

When your opinion is based on willful ignorance, it is liable to be hurtful and that is exactly what happened here. You see, it was never a secret the players knelt to protest police brutality of minorities, George Floyd being the latest example. It was never about the flag, the troops or disrespecting the flag until our divider in Chief built that straw man and like a Labrador Retriever chasing the tennis ball down, people that wanted to ignore the very real problem of police brutality got their out and closed their minds and ears. Ignoring problems is the lazy way out in life and it is certainly costly as we are finding out today yet there are dividers for profit that would continue to build straw men to racially pit people against one another. Dan Fagan at the Advocate is one such person: Continue reading “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool: Drew Brees saves the season his remarks endangered”