Herbert Hoover Is Here!
After waiting way too long, we finally bought a much needed new vacuum cleaner. It’s really nifty and I went to town giving the house a seriously past due vacuuming. I over-filled the detritus catching cup just a little bit.
My Rights! My Rights! My Rights!
While I’m certain not every person at the recent re-open the country protests were the hypocrites these people (see above) appear to be, my guess is these privileged white folks are fairly representative of the crowds that gathered to demand their right to get others sick. I’m encouraged to know these people are a very small faction and that most Americans understand and are complying to the the extreme measures being taken to deal with this pandemic.
I hope that the majority of us can maintain our patience as the pandemic draws on. If only we had strong federal leadership.
There are those who are disturbed by the notion that a store might require its customers to wear masks while shopping. These people cry out about their rights and yet they stop at red lights when driving. They can accept the No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service policy, but somehow wearing a mask is an insult.
Well, Is That Actually Happening?
Abraham Lincoln once said that while we browse the internet we should not believe every photo of someone with a quote attributed to the someone. I think it is doubtful actor Kevin Sorbo really did say the quote attributed to him in the above image. However, I understand that he might support the sentiment behind the quote.
I wondered if people are being arrested for just walking in a park. I searched for any such cases in this age of COVID. I could find three news items in which people were detained or arrested or fined for being in a public park or area of a park which was closed. In each case the law enforcement authorities went after these people because they were trespassing or, at least, they were believed to be trespassing.
I am reasonably certain trespassing is illegal and not the same as just walking in a park.
Julie Gets It
Facebook friend and doppelgänger of my wife had this to say about which “side” people ought to be on when it comes to the pandemic:
A Dimland Radio Pedantic Moment: Gloria Gaynor
In the early days of the pandemic, as it was just beginning to show up in the States, there was a push in the news and other sources to get out the word on how to properly wash our hands. R&B, Pop, and Disco artist Gloria Gaynor did her part to demonstrate the proper hand-washing technique while empowering us with her song I Will Survive.
It is a laudable gesture, but I couldn’t help being pedantic. All through her demo video the water was running in the sink, full on! Hey, Gloria! Turn off the water!
A Dimland Radio ARGH!
Coming in second place can be such a drag and so frustrating. Just ask CCR.
I had a stretch of just missing first place at various drive-up windows over the last couple of weeks. I relate the harrowing tale. “God damn it! Second place!”
Don’t panic. Wash your hands. Stay home. Stay safe.
Dimland Radio opening theme song: Ram by The Yoleus
First ad break bumpers: Message Of Love by Pretenders and You Better You Bet by The Who
Second ad break bumpers: Summer Fun by The Barracudas and How Soon Is Now? by The Smiths
Closing song: Angler’s Treble Hook by $5 Fiddle
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