Every day that passes I think that people can’t get any dumber or become less aware of their surroundings. And yet, every single day I am proven wrong. Today is another one of those days. It looks as though although Cornell will be mandating a flu vaccination for all of its students.
Well, I’m not exactly telling the truth. Only white students will be forced to get the vaccination. Black, brown and indigenous student will not be forced to get the vaccine. You might be asking yourself, why would they only have white kids get it? Are they the sole carriers and transmitters of the flu? Are they disproportionately affected by the flu therefore absolutely requiring a vaccine?
If you are wondering, the answer to all of these questions is a resounding NO. The reason why will astound you. Here you go:
“We recognize that, due to longstanding systemic racism and health inequities in this country, individuals from some marginalized communities may have concerns about needing to agree to such requirements. For example, historically, the bodies the of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) have been mistreated, and used by people in power, sometimes for profit or medical gain. It is understandable that the current Compact requirements may feel suspect or even exploitative to some BIPOC members of the Cornell community. Additionally, recent acts of violence against Black people by law enforcement may contribute to feelings of distrust or powerlessness.”
Oh boy…WTF? Cornell is 100% serious about this. However, so they don’t get caught out there, they follow up with the following: “While the university “strongly recommend[s]” that nonwhite students comply voluntarily, because “long-standing social inequalities and health disparities have resulted in COVID-19 disproportionately affecting BIPOC individuals,” they will be granted an exemption if they cite their racial identity.”
Undoubtedly this is the most ridiculous and most ass backward policy I have ever seen. Our universities and colleges have taken PC culture to new and unfortunately, predictable places. Who exactly do they think that they are protecting by allowing this? Will it ever end?
They couldn’t have thought this all the way through because if they had, they would have come to the realization that it is policies like this that are doing more damage than good. Not that left cares, but they are the ones who are contributing to the racial divide in this country. They are the ones keeping us separated and pushing for more of a divide.
Why in the world would the left want people to get along? Because it would show that folks actually might have more in common than differences that they and the media harp on 24/7. It would also shatter the leftist myth that all white people are racist, and this nonsensical idea of white privilege is doing nothing but keeping us apart.
Not one ounce of science was used in making this decision, but rather the fear of BLM and other black activist groups. The kowtowing of college administrations is beyond disgusting and hopefully at some point common sense will prevail and these institutions of supposed higher learning will try to bring us together instead of contributing to the problem.
In the era of Harris/Biden, as seen with Obama/Biden, every possible incident that occurs, no matter how small or insignificant, will automatically be attributed to race. The left will continue to falsely accuse everyone who doesn’t agree with them or their policies as bigoted.
It is my sincere hope that the black, brown and indigenous students at Cornell see and understand that a flu shot is not just for them, but also to keep others safe as well. The same will hold true for the COVID vaccine.
When it became apparent that the pandemic was going to reach our shores, I started doing research on prepping for disasters, natural and man made. After a couple of trips to the store at the beginning of COVID yielded no TP, paper towels or cleaning products, I didn’t necessarily hoard any of those items, but I did begin putting things aside that I might need if the first wave got really bad or we experienced a second wave.
It is now the first week of December and the second wave of COVID is looking bad. In New Mexico they are currently at 105% of capacity in ICU units in hospitals. States are experiencing record level high of positive test results as well as those getting sick. So, we are nine months into the pandemic, and it looks like the hoarding of some items has started again. Shelves that were finally full again with everyday essentials are coming up empty.
I am glad now that over the last several months I have been taking a portion of those essentials and setting them aside fully anticipating another run on these items.
One of the other things that I have invested in since my retirement has been survival food. In the event of strikes or shortages, having this survival food will prevent any issues if the country does experience either of these events.
Although I may never, ever need the survival food, I am at a position in life where being safe is much better than being sorry.
In regards to security, I won’t divulge how I am protecting my family, but needless to say, this is also not an issue at this point. Speaking of security, if you plan on using firearms as a method of defense, I would strongly recommend to you that you take some time to investigate the laws of the state, county and town you live in as to what is an acceptable amount of force if someone is breaking into your home. You certainly don’t want to end up in prison for committing the crime of defending your home. Use the 2nd Amendment to your advantage.
I know that even though where I live in New York is a suburban area, the road I live on is off the beaten path so I could potentially be a target for thieves in the event of a major food shortage or natural disaster. Not that I am inviting anyone to come for an illicit visit, but I wouldn’t suggest it!
With no real end in sight to the difficulties of the last year, I would also suggest to everyone that if you don’t purchase survival food, you buy a little extra every week and start a food bank. This will guarantee that you don’t have to rely on others for food in the even of an emergency, and with winter coming quickly, the possibility of strong and long lasting winter storms here in the Hudson Valley of New York increases with each passing day.
So, a short list of things to put aside to start prepping might include:
- Food/Survival (non perishables)
- Cleaning products
- Sleeping bags/Extra blankets/quilts/warm clothes (this is all based on whether you rely on electricity to power your heating source)
- Extra Medicines-prescription and OTC
Of course, while this list is short, but I think it covers many of the immediate short term items that you might need for this time of the year.
While some folks have told me that I am a little crazy for worrying about things that may never happen, we have gone eleven days without electricity during one storm and eight days after another. This doesn’t even include the multiple storms where we didn’t have power for one to three days.
In my view, it is much better to be prepared than have something happen and have nothing!
What do you think? Is it worth the time and effort to have extra for you and your family in times of emergency?
More on prepping in later posts!
Nancy Pelosi is truly a loathsome human being. Over the years she has done some disgusting things but this, without a doubt, could be the worst. While people are suffering across the entire country, either with the virus or economically, she made a conscious decision to let her TDS play politics with her fellow Americans well being.
She now appears to want to approve a smaller aid bill than the Republicans put forth over the summer and the reason why is astounding and truly mind boggling. Crazy Nancy actually said that, “Perhaps you missed what I said earlier: Joe Biden pledged to crush the virus … and a vaccine, an answer to our prayers.” As if that wasn’t enough, she doubled down and told a reporter, “A new president and a vaccine.” A vaccine, mind you, that Slow Joe and the democrats had absolutely nothing to do with.
When another reporter actually had the gall to question her as to the reason why she waited, Nancy didn’t hold back. Her reply was typical Nancy, arrogant and lacking in any type of self awareness,”Don’t characterize what we did before as a mistake,” she shot back. “That was not a mistake, it was a decision, and it has taken us to a place where we can do the right thing without other, shall we say, considerations in the legislation.”
It’s bad enough that the people of California keep her in Washington, but the sadder fact is people in her own party don’t seem to ever want to question anything that she says or does. I am quite sure that at some point she will strangle a puppy, bbq it on live tv and then blame Trump. Every day, regular people in the democrat party also ignore the likes of her, such as Chucky Schumer and AOC so they can advance the insanity of progressivism and the destruction that it brings. Just take a look at every democrat controlled state and city. All disasters.
And with all of that she is still speaker of the house.
In my mind this tells me that the democrat party just follow the mindless drones, even if it is down the rabbit hole.
So, as we are seeing now, Pelosi has decided that her hatred of President Trump over rides any attempt to help the Americans that that are currently suffering, have been suffering and will continue to suffer. And yet she will be the one screaming that Republicans are the ones playing politics during the Harris/Biden administration.
I started this piece by saying that Pelosi is a loathsome human being. Her unwillingness to show any type of compassion for the American people during the most difficult times are nation has seen in the last 50 years makes no sense to me. As far as I can see, she is out to serve only one person, herself.
To digress for one second, think about the next four years. How many of those years will the democrats blame Trump for their failures? As with Obama, Harris/Biden will not take responsibility for any detrimental actions that they take against us, the people of the Unites States of America. Every statement will be prefaced with, “Under the previous administration,” or “Under Trump.”
What a sad, sad way to govern.
I have finally figured it out. If you are on the left and really screw things things up or lose an election, your sycophants will reward you with the keys to the kingdom. First, AL Gore loses and gets an Academy award for a documentary and a Nobel Prize. Obama also gets the Nobel Peace Prize for, well, absolutely nothing and now, Governor Cuomo in New York is getting an international Emmy for his COVID19 briefings. WTF is going on in our world?? The president sends a hospital ship to New York City and instead of using it, he does not and sends old people to nursing homes to die. Of course, his brother Fredo on CNN flips out when he hears this and almost commits hari kari in response to the rights accusations.
So what exactly is he receiving this award for? The statement released said, “The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced Friday that Cuomo will receive the institution’s Founders Award for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and “his masterful use of TV to inform and calm people around the world.” It goes on to say that, “The Governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said in a statement. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”
Although I can not say that I watched every single episode of the Cuomo Disaster Show, but I saw enough of them to get a good idea of what was going on. Now what I saw was not that, “he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure.” But rather I saw a governor in way over his head blaming the president for his failures, especially the murder of senior citizens after they were placed back into nursing home facilities.
So what does this tell me? It certainly confirms that no matter how bad of a job that you do, if you are on the left, the media will undoubtedly and unabashedly commit fellatio on you in full public view. Not only is it embarrassing for the media, but also for the moron receiving the award.
The saddest thing about all of this is that they truly believe that we don’t see through this. They think that we are stupid and that we should just see the fact that he received the award and say, “Gee whiz, congrats governor for killing all of those old people.”
As long as he is in office, I’m sure that the faux awards will keep rolling in.