Day 90 of the Wu Flu Hysteria

We went out for dinner. While the food was good, the place wasn’t even pretending that they want to be open beyond their obligation for not paying back their PPP loan.

Things are going to be effed up for a while.

Day 89 of Mass Hysteria on Two Fronts Now

Yes… we are living through two mass hysteria events at this time.

I really can’t stand the media in all of its forms and coalitions. Someone says something stupid on the left and the usual suspects on the right will come out and challenge that statement with more stupidity. Witness the controversy of the National Anthem at sportsball events.

Hot Air, while jumping in predictably on the side of current tradition and serving as the foil for the dipshit at Touchdown Wire (all part of the business model for both outlets), does get this half right. The knucklehead quoted over there talks about the need to stop playing the anthem at games because TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!!!. What crap. The part Hot Air gets correct is that the players themselves now like the Anthem before the game as it gives them a stage upon which to signal their virtue.

But what Hot Air gets wrong is that playing the Anthem before a stupid sportsball game trivializes the Anthem. Those games, while entertaining, are unimportant. I have long held this position. I’m a veteran. I’m also the guy that started the STARS! yell during the national anthem at Dallas Stars games back in their first season here in Dallas.

Save playing the anthem for important events. Like a veteran’s funeral. Or the inauguration of a President. Don’t play it every Friday night before a HS sportsball game.

I will also point out this quote from the Touchdown Wire post:

And a case that has seen four Minneapolis police officers charged in the alleged murder of George Floyd has sparked peaceful protests in pursuit of change that has brought together people young, old and of all races. A multicultural revolution.

My bold… It is as though people in the media think that if they repeat the phrase “peaceful protest” often enough that I will no longer believe what I’m seeing with my own eyes. The disdain they have for their audience is amazing. Using the phrase “peaceful protest” in that post makes me think that everything else there is wrong too. Including all names and dates.

The 88th Day of Winnie the Flu Wrecking the Economy

I’m ignoring the riots on purpose.

I have nothing to add.

It was a rough day around the White Rock Kitchens estate. I am just now, late in the evening starting to feel normal. The only work I got done today was fixing the planters on the new deck and also fixing one of my nail guns.

I also straightened up some in the fermentorium.

Tomorrow should be more productive and better.

The mask wearing continues to be ridiculous. People are sheep.

Day 87 of Fu Man Flu House Arrest

Things are loosening up, but still weird. Restaurant workers are wearing masks. It is obvious that masks make things worse in restaurants and other customer service positions.

Some stuff about politics:

Here’s the lie in the media’s defense of their protest two-step

Experts Wrong

Politics and Modeling

We are living under the tyranny of experts that never ever suffer consequences for being wrong.

Fermentorium Work Has Begun

Take a look:

My current plan is to make some wine and bread after this takes off. My kitchen is quite a bit cooler than is the kitchen of the guy I learned this from.

I put this up late yesterday afternoon. A sharp eye can see that the grape juice fermentation has kicked off.

Second Post for Day 86 of Kung Flu House Arrest

New readers (One? Two?) of this blog might like to know where my antipathy toward government comes from. Mostly I recognize government as nothing more than Stationary Bandits. Once you get past National Defense and, say here in the U.S., broad civil rights protection what other really legitimate purpose does the national government have? I can’t think of much. Many people will talk about the money supply. They’ll mention Social Security, etc. They will name their favorite programs. None of them are really necessary. If they didn’t exist life would be different. I’m not saying better, just different.

The way our Constitution contemplated government it would be a group of 50 states doing what they wanted to do only limited by the Constitution. Each state could design a different set of policies. Policies that met the demands and desires of their respective citizens.

I am also, given current events, befuddled by those that think we need more government.

Here is my thought on more government:

We have given our government a supposed monopoly on violence. Government is violence. If you do not obey the government (In most cases… current looting is apparently excepted) eventually violence will befall you. This is what happened to the current Martyr of our government led racial unrest. Don’t expect government to fix what government uses to its advantage.

By the way, the Minneapolis Police policy manual on the use of force specifically allows for the knee on the neck we all have seen (look for paragraph 5-311). I’m fairly confident that cop will get convicted, but I don’t think he would with a fair trial. He’s not going to get a fair trail.

 

The 86th Day of House Arrest due to Kung Flu

The media where many of my friends and relatives get most of their information that they use to argue with me on this pandemic nonsense is arguably owned by the Chinese and the Pharmaceutical Industry. They will not publish or broadcast information unfavorable to the CCP or vaccines.

Fully 70% of television news revenue comes from Pharmaceutical companies in non-election years.

Disney owns ABC. Disney wants to sell movie tickets in China. They also want to have amusement parks in China. They will do what the CCP tells them to do in order to make those sales. This includes controlling what is on the nightly news broadcast.

The sames is true for Comcast and National Amusements.

Nothing the big media companies broadcast or print is correct or complete.

Look at how the NBA folded in the face of the CCP. Many NBA players clearly have no problem with slave labor as long as it’s over there.

We live in interesting times.

Day 85 of House Arrest due to the Kung Flu

Things are loosening up. We went out to dinner again. Met a sister-in-law and her husband, along with another couple, at Shady’s Burgers. We had desert at Andy’s.

A nice night. But, again, the staff wearing masks is an annoyance.

I got into it with one of the party about the masks making the health situation worse than no masks.

The restaurant staff (we were there for two hours) each wore the same mask the entire time. They are serving food. They are going in the kitchen (grease!) and bringing food out. They touch the masks. They are wearing gloves but I saw not one of them change gloves. It is all a joke.

(Heh… I got distracted again. Didn’t put the post up last night)

This whole pandemic lock down is one of the worst cases of the current living conditions in this country: We are living under the rule of a Nobility that suffers no consequences for being wrong.

The political and cultural leadership is increasingly hereditary and never suffers genuine consequences for being wrong.

And this is why it is tyranny: I can lose my job for saying the wrong thing about current events. Something that normally wouldn’t even be terribly controversial

Day 84 of House Arrest Due to the Kung Flu

Things are returning to normal here in Dallas. We went to Vector Brewing for dinner tonight. Everything was good.

I finished the deck.

It took me the week, with some solid help from the Deuce to get this done. It was in the 90’s and sunny all week. It was kind of brutal out in the sun for the week.

The Vector waitrons were wearing masks. I can’t stand this from the service people. I am not aware of when this will change. I do hope soon.

We are at the end of week 12 of this nonsense of the Winnie the Flu House Arrest.

The riots have been interesting. It is clear that Antifa is a worldwide organization. I know this is not the conventional view, but I don’t hold conventional views.

Day 83… of the Wu Flu House Arrest

Nothing new to report. Nothing but news about Antifa causing the protests to turn into violent riots.

Worked on the deck until I was gassed.

Didn’t get this post up yesterday as I was distracted by the orientation flipping on my pictures. This is very distracting and since I have a really shitty hosting company I have no easy fix.