I just read a very good piece by my friend Courtney, aka “godless_mom” on the efficacy of mask wearing during this pandemic. She makes, as usual very good points and of course, cites data where it’s required to show that masks do help slow the spread of the virus. As I go through the days, I read various essays, even some purported “scientific” papers on the usefulness or not, of masks. There’s a lot of opinion out there and most of it is based on very little science.Continue reading
I’ll be happy when the election is over. You?
Now back to more important topics. I was recently speaking with someone, an acquaintance, I guess, about the pandemic and how government has been handling it. Of course, here in the U.S., we basically have a possibility of fifty different solutions and as we’ve seen, there’s been some states that have made more progress than others. Then there are the states that seem to not want to even attempt to return to some kind of normal until the virus is completely eradicated . Good luck with that.Continue reading
No, the pandemic isn’t over and for some, it won’t be over until Joe Biden is installed in the White House. If Biden does win, we can expect all of the doomsday predictions from the press to go away and everything will be Happy days are here again. You can count on it. It won’t matter if hospitalizations skyrocket and the daily death count triples, Joe will fix it.Continue reading
This is not my parents Democratic party. Yes, both my parents were die-hard Democrats their entire lives and if they were alive today to see what the “Party of FDR” has turned into, well, it would probably kill them. Everyday I see more evidence that at least some of these people are just plain crazy. It’s not just all the violence in the streets (yes, Antifa and BLM are far left-wing organizations) but also the rhetoric coming from some in their leadership around the country.Continue reading
One of my favorite sites to visit, and I visit it a lot, is Instapundit. Why? It’s an aggregation site and is of course conservative/libertarian (or maybe libertarian/conservative – does it make a difference?) . A host of contributors scour the Internet to discover stories we conservative types may be interested in reading – sometimes it’s something not published or mainstream media. So, I always find some interesting stories there, some are well known, but may have a different take than what would be expected from even a mainstream conservative site.Continue reading