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Mr.Bill's Journal
Mr.Bill's Journal
June 18, 2021

Food Bank-o-rama.

The food banks here have a unique problem. A glut of donations. They are begging people "Please come get this food!" Now we don't really need to rely on food banks in our household. We have been fortunate in that we are not wealthy in our retirement, but our income has been guaranteed and safe during the pandemic and our expenses are low since we downsized.

My wife went to a food bank today and came home with literally hundreds of pounds of food. Everything from fresh vegetables to canned food to frozen meats. Why would we do this if we don't need it?

We live in a senior mobile home park where there are many who are not as fortunate as us. Not only income-wise, but they are health and transportation challenged. We took much of the food and passed it along to neighbors who have a need for it. We are running our own mini food bank right here. We are also taking the fresh perishable stuff and turning it into things that can be frozen, such as turning raw potatoes into frozen bags of Potatoes O'Brien. You get the idea. We also have a spare upright freezer where we can store things and continue to distribute it for a few weeks. We love to cook so this has been a busy but fun day.

June 17, 2021

A small sampling of good news.

I live in a small town in Northern California. While our politics are slightly blue, we have our share of idiots, too. Since the pandemic began a small minority have been staging vehicular protests in the form of about 20 pickup trucks making a few circles through town festooned with Trump flags, American flags half the size of the truck and signs saying things like Stop The Tyranny, There Is No Virus, etc. They drive around blowing their horns, briefly blocking intersections and yelling and screaming. Their target destination is the Department of Public Health where they have been administering vaccinations.

Their they shout out rude things directed at the Public Health Director through their bullhorns. Never caused any real trouble or violence and the whole thing is over in about ten minutes before the cops can get there. Then they scatter.

The interesting thing is, the last time they did this a few weeks ago, there were no Trump flags. Not one. This indicates that decision was made collectively, not individually. Nothing else was different, just the Trump flags being gone.

June 11, 2021

Supreme Court nominations.

Let's say next week another SC Jusstice passes away. So President Biden nominates a progressive woman of color for the seat. Will Joe Manchin say he won't vote for her unless there is bipartisan approval?

June 6, 2021

Filibuster or no filibuster,

any Democratic Senator would still have the power to kill any bill we tried to pass by simply not voting for it. This is what they really fear. Having to vote against something.

June 4, 2021

Let's be clear about one thing...

If insurrectionists attack the Capitol in August,
And if they burned every federal building to the ground,
And if they killed every sitting member of both houses of Congress,
And if they assasinated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris,

Donald Trump will still not be President of the United States.

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