All posts in March 2021
Worth a Listen/Watch
Thought for today: Don’t worry about impressing others
Thought for today: Utopia is impossible
Lots ‘o Wolf
Fun video and good song…
Thought for today: #LetsLearnTogether vcirlp
“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
Godzilla vs. Owl Kitty
“Blockage Cleared, Ships Moving At Record Speed As Chick-Fil-A Workers Put In Charge Of Suez Canal”
Thought for today: Don’t swear
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:
But most of all it’s the targeted indoctrination of the very young that really doesn’t sit well with me.
— Thomas Chatterton Williams 🌍 🎧 (@thomaschattwill) March 25, 2021
Let’s just assume Ernie and Bert are white. Would this be acceptable?:
Folks, there is only one group that truly benefits from division, from setting group against group:
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
Saturday Breakfast with Augie
Thought for today: Don’t be a gossip
Now, this Is a Paint Job!
Thought for today: Life is too short
Trust me, it’s worth watching…
You are welcome. 🙂
Hat tip: Ace of Spades HQ
“You’re welcome to step away”
REPORTER: “Would you mind putting on a mask for us?”
CRUZ: “Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask. All of us have been immunized.”
REPORTER: “It’d make us feel better.”
CRUZ: “You’re welcome to step away if you’d like.” pic.twitter.com/0d0rvz0OAJ
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
Did I mention that I supported Cruz in the 2016 presidential primary?
Thought for today: Almost everybody has something you can like about them
“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.
“Feeling Good” by Muse (Cover by Alexandra Stoica & Attila Luppinger)
There is a music school in Romania whose students generate a lot of well-done covers. I am assuming this one, which is one of the best in my opinion, is related:
Thought for today: Love them for them
Smart Dog :-)
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