This election is not over despite what the Democrats and their sycophants in the media tell you. If you voted for President Trump that’s what they want you to believe, they want you discouraged. They want you broken. They want you to give up. Don’t. President Trump represents the “fly over” parts of this country, and he’s the first one in many years. He needs your support. He needs your prayers, money, and a note of encouragement would be nice too. I’m sure he’ll do what he has to, that’s the kind of man he is, but it’s still better when you know you’re not alone. Our President needs to know that the millions who voted for him still back him. Let him know.
PS – If you do give President Trump money do it through his website, not through the Republican’s. Also note that if you use a credit card by default it sets to reoccurring payments. If that’s not what you want make sure to check that before you agree to the donation, although if you want to stop them later it’s easy enough.
We still don’t know the winner of the Presidential election yesterday, and it might be weeks before we do. However, the election did reaffirm a belief I’ve had for a while now; universal suffrage is the stupidest idea Western civilization ever had. There are just some people not smart enough to be allowed to have any say in running a nation.
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.
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
At work things have returned to a (sort of) normal. Most of my coworkers have come back and staffing is now over 90%. The only employees that haven’t returned are a few with very serious preexisting health conditions, like heart and respiratory issues.
As for masks, I see fewer of them every day. I’m still seeing more while shopping than at work. At work about 25% are still wearing them, and the majority of those only “wear” them under their chins, or if it was possible to be more stupid looking, hanging from one ear. Apparently, showing how much you care by walking around with a useless mask is the new status symbol among the leftist lunatic fringe.
As for surprises during the Chinavirusmeltdownshitshow®, there have been very few. I was not surprised that politicians like power, and to abuse it. I was not surprised that there are law enforcement officers more than willing to violate the rights of the people they serve on the unlawful orders of their superiors. I was not surprised that most people take what they see on the news as gospel without giving it one moment of considered thought.
I was surprised that there wasn’t a larger backlash to the shutdown, and sooner. Perhaps modern Americans aren’t as freedom loving as I thought.
I guess the biggest surprise for me, though, was the number of people I personally know, people that I thought were rational, reasonable people, who turned out not to be. I guess you don’t really know someone until you see them in a crisis.
I still don’t personally know a single person that contracted the Chinawuhanbatsoupvirus, or at least knew they did.