This article is not an argument about the validity of taking precautions for COVID-19. It is solely about who is responsible for the mandatory shutdowns, social distancing requirements, and other protections mandated by government officials. I invite criticism of what you find below, but only on my reasoning, not the wisdom of said mandates. Whether those mandates are justified or not is the subject for another debate. I recently posted a remark on Facebook positing something … [Read more...] about Fisk me, please?
Not that I'd want to be a law enforcement officer. I wouldn't, and for many reasons that I won't go into here, but if I was, I would like to be a sheriff And not a deputy. No, I'd want to be the boss man. I would choose that position over any other law enforcement because in general, sheriffs are beholden to none other than the people who elected them. As a sheriff, I'd be able to set my own rules. They have no bosses. Below would be my platform and guiding principles for the deputies and … [Read more...] about If I Became a Sheriff…
It is with my deepest regret and heart-felt grief, that I announce the death of our beloved, Nuance. Nuance passed away after a hard fought, 40 year battle with the cancer known as Instant Knowledge and Expertise. Nuance was a hard earned but cherished gift to humanity, now completely squandered away for the sake of trying to impress our friends with our instant, automatically endowed expertise in everything, to be used as a scathing verbal and written weapon, usually bravely delivered by … [Read more...] about The Death of Nuance
What I don't know (and neither do you):I don't know what's going to happen in the future with respect to COVID-19. You don't either. And neither do the experts in those fields.I don't know how long it will take for our economy to recover or what measures should be taken to limit the negative effect of the shutdowns. You don't either. And neither do the experts in the field.I don't know which, if any, of the experts to believe. Neither do you. And neither does anyone else.What I do … [Read more...] about What I Know and What I Don’t Know
I expect a new Department of Homeland Infectious Disease Security soon, with a corresponding Patriot Act-like law to go with it. Then a TSA type department to screen for infected people will soon appear. This will be permanent and our lives will be disrupted forever. It’s not a big stretch to believe this. It happened already only eighteen years ago and in much less dire circumstances.Let us not forget that the Patriot Act allows our government to detain anyone suspected of terrorism … [Read more...] about A Question of Government Overreach