Thursday, December 31, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Listen to me, I agree with experts

View social media and you see the conflict bubbling up.
"I saw people not following the guidelines."
"Don't they care?"
Then come the responses.
"The government doesn't have a right to control what I do in my house."
And the counters.
"It's not okay to be a mass murderer. Don't you see gathering during COVID is the same thing.?
And so on and so on.
And it's going to get worse into January.
It's all a matter of trust.
We don't have any in each other.
If you support the lockdowns, you use government action to try and enforce your way.
If you don't, and want to continue living life somewhat as you did in the past, you point to Florida and other areas where people are trying to do that.
We don't trust others to act thoughtfully.
Instead, each action outside our comfort zone becomes a threat.
Either a threat to our way of life.
Or a threat to our life.
When there's speculation - "your actions could harm me" - versus reality - "I missed my family members final days because of your rules." - who holds the upper hand?
In an ideal world, we would trust our neighbors to be making good decisions and let them following their reasons.
Instead of watching them out our window, and tattling.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Climategate Carol

Our neighborhood held a contest over the weekend to see who had the best light display. 
The Green New Deal crew won't be pleased. 
Al Gore speaks, no one's listening 
In the lane, lights are glistening 
Oh what a sight 
With houses really bright
Seeing all the Christmas lights are on 

 Gone away is good science 
Here to stay, blind allegiance 
We're singing our song 
Yet lights come on 
Look how all the Christmas lights are on 

On computers we can cook some data 
then pretend that it is warmer now 
They'll ask: Are you sure? 
We'll say: You know, man 
And here's the hockey stick that we have found 

 Later on, we'll conspire, 
With warnings, that are dire 
Make the people afraid 
We'll pass cap and trade 
No more seeing Christmas lights turned on 

 On computers we can cook some data 
And say skeptics are just circus clowns 
We'll have lots of fun with our bad data 
Until our own emails knock us down. 

 When we speak, ain't it thrilling 
People's hearts, they are chilling 
We'll frolic and play, the socialist way, 
No more seeing Christmas lights turned on

Friday, December 4, 2020

Wanted - three ghosts

Can we get some ghosts to visit Democratic governors this Christmas season? 
California and New York top the list. 
Pennsylvania has lots of offices needing to see the ghosts.