Intermittent blogging reruns

Beginning in August I will be reposting old photo posts from my original blog. Several posts from my old Blogger site have disappeared in the last few months. Some in their entirety, but more often just the photo file. I will be reposting my favorite old photo posts here, in their appropriate month, just to make sure they don’t get lost down the memory hole. So for the next year expect many more photo posts on this site, although you long time readers may have seen some of them before.

Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow® Update

It’s been over a month since my last report and little has changed. Work is about the same with staffing still hovering around 90%.

The only major change is that last week our governor signed an executive order mandating the wearing of masks inside stores, shops, etc. This is being legally challenged by our attorney general. Two of the governor’s previous Chinawuhanbatsoupvirus executive orders have already been shot down in court, so that’s not a good sign, for him.

I’ve been out shopping three times since the order began and participation by stores was mixed. My local Walmart was strictly enforcing it, with an employee and two unarmed guards at the front door to make sure you didn’t come in without a mask. A gun shop not far from my house was not requiring it at all. The employees were not wearing masks and it wasn’t even mentioned the entire time I was there. The convenience store I frequent most had signs up saying “Masks must be worn inside,” but they didn’t seem to be enforcing it. I sat in my car a moment while I watched several unmasked customers coming and going. I went inside myself and no one said a thing. Back in my car, I sat and watched a few minutes more and around 50% were not complying. I was happy to see that at least half my fellow citizens were (figuratively) giving our governor the middle finger and not blindly following his unlawful order.

More updates to follow.

RIP Ol’ Remus

It is being reported that Remus, author of the Woodpile Report, has passed away. I certainly hope that it isn’t true, but suspect it is. I’ve been enjoying his site for over a decade now. His links to important news items, art, photos, and most importantly, his own commentary, made the Woodpile Report part of my “required reading” list every week. As I’m sure it was for many others. We spoke via email a few times and Remus was the genuine article, the kind of people the world needs. The internet, and this nation, will be a darker place without his light. Rest in peace, sir, well done.

Things to do in 2020

Yes, I know the year is halfway over, and this country has already driven over the cliff, but you still have time to prepare. If you’ve already been doing these things, great! Keep doing it as long as you can. But this post is more for those who are just now coming to terms with the fact that something bad is coming to this nation. You need to catch up as quickly as possible.

1) Buy more food – Stock up on non-perishable food items. If the food won’t last long without electricity leave it at the store. You and yours should be able to survive a minimum of six months without leaving your home. Water is also part of the equation and you should have the ability to store, or least purify, large quantities of water for drinking.

2) Buy guns, ammunition, and accessories – When you need them, you’re really going to need them. Ammo should be the priority if you already own a few quality firearms. Well-made guns that are cared for should last a lifetime, the ammunition is going to run out sooner than you imagine. Of course, you need to be proficient with them too.

3) Reduce your tax liability – If there’s one thing both political parties can agree on it’s spending money that we don’t actually have. They might disagree on who gets it, but they can all agree in principle that spending the nation’s future is perfectly fine. Stop contributing to the insanity, or at least give as little as you can.

4) Stop thinking that we’re going to vote our way out of this mess – I know we all learned in high school civics class that voting is a privilege and a duty. By all means go ahead and vote, but put the notion that this nation’s problems are going to be solved so easily out of your head. That’s how we got the problems in the first place. There are no easy solutions for what’s coming.

5) Try not to worry so much – I know this one is probably the hardest of them all, but there are times when you have absolutely no say over what happens. In those cases try not to let it bother you. Change the things you actually have control over. That’s all you can do, all the rest is wasted energy