“Krispy Kreme CEO defends COVID vaccine promotion: ‘If folks don’t want to visit a donut shop, they don’t have to’”

I am not a fan of some of the narratives around COVID-19 vaccinations, but…come on…can we not fulfill the adage, “No good deed goes unpunished?”

I’m from New England, so I’ll always be a bigger fan of Dunkin’ Donuts, but kudos to Krispy Kreme.

And if you believe in individual freedom (which includes the freedom to make mistakes), you don’t want to open the door to government control based us often not making healthy choices in what we eat. As C.S. Lewis wrote (said?):

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

Results Matter More than Intentions

Like any policy, public health orders must be evaluated on their outcomes. As Nobel-prize-winning economist Milton Friedman said, “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”


P.S. Right after posting this, I saw this article: Read More

“Blockage Cleared, Ships Moving At Record Speed As Chick-Fil-A Workers Put In Charge Of Suez Canal”

Teaching Kids to Judge by the Color of the Skin

This is saddening more than it is aggravating:

This pair of tweets, included in the article, sums it up:

Let’s just assume Ernie and Bert are white. Would this be acceptable?:

Bert and Ernie

Folks, there is only one group that truly benefits from division, from setting group against group:

The elite.

If we are fighting each other we’ll ignore the fact they are corrupt, money-loving, power-hungry parasites.  But, at least we can allow them to ruin Sesame Street and cancel Dr. Seuss while we are each other’s throats.

”I have a dream” indeed.


P.S. Bigotry of all forms needs to be opposed. Sadly, how we do it can actually encourage it. Also, we need to start with the understanding that we personally are no better than other sinners, that we need to love everyone, and that we don’t even know our own intentions as well as we might think.

In case the original tweets disappear, here is an image of them: Read More

“You’re welcome to step away”

Did I mention that I supported Cruz in the 2016 presidential primary?

“Lights” by Journey

Notice how effortlessly and unforced Steve Perry’s singing is, even when there is emphasis. What an amazing singer, band, and song:

Unlike so many vocalists today, Steve doesn’t come off like he is trying to prove how great a singer he is.

Instead, he just sings great.

Today’s Devotional Thoughts

Every person’s life is filled with errors and negative experiences. But know this:

  • Errors become mistakes when we perceive them and respond to them incorrectly
  • Mistakes become failures when we continually respond to them incorrectly.

— The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You by John C. Maxwell