HAD TO SEE TO BELIEVE

I have not seen the inside of Publix in roughly three years. The last time was just before I started my first quarantine. The one that lasted 432 days.

I have been using a shopper all this time.

Media news keeps telling me there is a supply shortage. Turned out I did not appreciate the severity of the situation until I saw something with my own eyes.

I have been sort of berating my shopper. Every week more and more items I ordered were not available. Finally, she realized to get herself off the hook and me off her back she had to do something. She did. She sent me the following photos.

As the saying goes, “One picture is worth a thousand words.” I now understand.


 

The U.S. national debt stands around $30 trillion today. There was a time when the national debt was zero dollars. Only one time. January 8, 1835.

The U.S. Supreme Court heard two cases involving Biden’s vaccine mandates friday. Observers believe the Court will rule against the mandates.

A bad move. One not necessarily required.

The conservative side of the court will dot the i’s and cross the t’s and rule against Biden’s decisions. Not because the Justices are conservative. Rather because as smart as they supposedly are they fail to recognize there are circumstances when the Court has to revert to the thinking of another day.

What is more important? The legality of the mandate and use of OSHA or addressing hard the COVID issue.

People keep getting sick, many dying. From my perspective, “mandates” are required to bring the virus under control. Not legal technicalities.

The issue as I see it involves the rights of society as opposed to those of the individual. There was a time in in the mid 1900s when the rights of society were paramount to those of the individual. World War II being an example and even for years afterwards.

Then the drift came to individual rights. Nothing wrong with such. However there are cases and instances where the old rule involving societal rights has to be looked at again.

The two mandate cases heard friday are such.

It will not happen unfortunately.

As I continue to advise, the judicial system is screwed up. Antiquated rules (not precedent decisions) and time factors result in rendering  justice negatively.

The mandate cases an example. More important the millions of lives involved rather than interpretation of words.

America is dying. The courts are the last bastion of hope. I fear they will fail the American people.

Christopher Columbus had his days!

One was January 9, 1493. Columbus was sailing near what today is the Dominican Republic. He saw three “mermaids.” In reality, manatees.

He sensed something was wrong. He described the “mermaids” as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.”

Syracuse lost another close one yesterday. To Wake Forest 77-74.

There continues to be no joy in Mudville as “Mighty Casey” continues “to strike out!”

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

6 comments on “HAD TO SEE TO BELIEVE

  1. Lou posted –America is dying. The courts are the last bastion of hope. I fear they will fail the American people.

    We sure can use an inspirational pep talk, on par with JFK’s legendary “ask not” speech.

  2. THE MANDATE WAS THE BEST THING WE HAD GOING FOR US RIGHT NOW> WE HAVE TO GET OUR KIDS VACCINATED TO GO TO SCHOOL.TRUMP HAS TAINTED EVERY PART OF OUR GOVERNMENT> THE SUPREME COURT> HE HAS EVEN RUINED HIS OUN PARTY> AND YET THEY STILL BELIEVE

  3. LOU WE NEED SOME INSPIRATION TO GIVE US HOPE. THE WINTER SEASON DOES NOT HELP UP HERE IN THE NORTHEAST> SOME SHELVES IN OUR GROCERY STORES ARE BARE TOO> AND UNFORTUNATELY THIS COVID ISN”T FINISHED WITH US

  4. I think SHOUTING is appropriate on this subject !!!!!

    There are time when the President has to take actions, as in times of emergency, such as when there is a deadly pandemic, or as in the case of imminent danger like 9/11. The SCOTUS never seemed interested in limiting the previous president, why now?

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