Top Three Takeaways – October 5th, 2021
- Nothing. I want nothing. I’ve never rooted harder for nothing to happen in my life. I’m specifically speaking about Washington where something happening right now is much worse than nothing. A common complaint regarding our electeds historically has been that of having “do nothing” politicians. Given the implications of the legislation currently being debated in Washington, anything is far worse. That’s why today marks a good day because nothing continues to happen in Washington D.C., which is much better than unaffordable legislation that’d radically transform the United States into a quasi-socialist country with spiraling inflation. So, here’s to another day of nothing. Meanwhile yesterday was...
- A good test. The biggest story of the day was about Facebook’s properties being taken down for much of the day. Facebook, Instagram, What’s App. Know how it impacted my day and my life? Not at all. And my first thought. Inside job. We’re fresh off of the news that Facebook’s execs have known their products are harmful to people, especially young females, and that their response has simply been to exploit it. We know that it took a whistleblower to reveal the truth, which is to say there’s clearly dissent in the ranks. Thinkall of the software engineers think it’s cool to actively seek and exploit the self-esteem of girls? Now I have nothing to go on other than the timing, the evidence presented and a base level understanding of what it would take to bring all of its platforms down at the same time. In the event it was an external hacker, it likewise was likely targeted due to the damage done by Facebook that’s been revealed. I’ve said for a while that there’s little doubt in my mind that the world would be better off without social media generally - that’s especially true of those run by the big three. Thus, there’s little doubt in my mind the world was a better place for a few hours yesterday. It was a good test. How much did it impact you?
- The Fauch who stole Christmas. So, the Fauch’s Face the Nation interview made the rounds Monday for all of the wrong reasons. While many of us safely spent the holidays with our families last year, the Fauch was still saying it’s too soon to know about this year. Quoting the Fauch when asked about getting together for the holidays. Just too soon to tell. We've just got to concentrate on continuing to get those numbers down and not try to jump ahead by weeks or months and say what we're going to do at a particular time. Right. And from the same person who declared on September 7th that college football games were going to be super spreader events, right? You’re a mean one, Mr. Fauch. And apparently, he realized that as he clarified yesterday saying this: I will be spending Christmas with my family. I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people, who are protected, to have a good, normal Christmas with your family. The way all of the other disinformation goes around, you say something talking about a landmark of a time, and it gets misinterpreted that I’m saying you can’t spend family Christmas time, which is nonsense. You can. Well, thank you Fauch. I was waiting until you granted me authority to do so. Ironically his clarification was more revealing than his original statement. I encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people, who are protected,to have a good normal Christmas. So, in other words, be sure to discriminate among your family. Check vaccination status and handle the unvaccinated family members accordingly. And he let us know that we can spend time with family. Almost as though he’s in charge of that decision. Maybe that’s what a year and a half of lockdowns and government abuses does to someone like him? This came to mind. Twas’ the night before Christmas and all through the house...not a creature was stirring except for the Fauch. He’d been overcome with resentment for those who chose to be free, while exercising their right to enjoy their families - even those without vaccines. Yeah Fauch. I’ll be with my unvaccinated mom this Christmas. I’ll choose not to treat her as a second-class citizen because she’s allergic to them. We’ll also celebrate the true meaning of Christmas which you’ve clearly missed – the birth of our lord and savior...who happens not to be you.