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Some people are ridiculous

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat Jun 20, 2020, 03:07 PM (2 replies)

Hey there was even a protest in my small hometown of Victoria, Texas

Quenten White stood outside of the Victoria Police Department at 8 a.m. Monday by himself.

In the rain, White held up a sign that read “All Lives Matter When Black Lives Matter” and demanded justice for George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25 while a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin his neck to the pavement for several minutes.


About 20 people protested Floyd’s death on Friday along Navarro Street and a group of 25 people protested at DeLeon Plaza on Monday.


They were peaceful and at no time posed a risk to public safety, Chief J.J. Craig, of the Victoria Police Department, said in an email.

Craig fully respects the right to peacefully assemble and address grievances, he said, but “strongly condemns” acts of violence from those who are rioting and posing public safety risks.

He called the death of Gorge Floyd “tragic” and said he was disturbed to hear about the actions of officers involved.

“Their actions are contrary to the oath, we as law enforcement officers, have all taken to protect and serve the community,” he said. “It is unfortunate that this poor policing action overshadows the courageous and professional work done by our nation’s law enforcement.”

Posted by cannabis_flower | Sun Jun 7, 2020, 11:27 AM (3 replies)

Snarky right wing video that one of my high school acquaintances posted on my Facebook feed

There are a lot of reasons that someone would wear their mask in the car. It is possible that some are "virtue signaling" but it could be that you forgot to take it off, you just went to one store and are going to another and don't want to go to the hassle of taking it on and off. You are about to pick someone up that you feel you need to social distance from. You don't want to touch your face or the front of the mask, etc. It is awfully judgmental of someone to assume you are "virtue signaling" because you are wearing a mask in a place where they don't think it's necessary.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon May 25, 2020, 06:14 PM (15 replies)

My strategy

I live in Houston and have started going to restaurants again but I have a strategy.

1. I only go to lunch after 1:30. I haven't gone to dinner but if I did it would be after 7pm.
2. I don't go to a particular restaurant if it seems busy
3. I wear my mask in.
4. I bring Clorox wipes and hand sanitizer
5. I make sure I sit at least 10-12 feet away from anyone. I sit outside if possible
6. I wipe my table and sanitize my hands
7. I hurry up and leave if it starts to get crowded.
8. I sanitize my hands when I leave.

I think this strategy is fairly safe. Plus, although I can't verify it (couldn't get tested) , I think I may have had a very mild case in March.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon May 25, 2020, 01:53 AM (6 replies)

I wish

Kevin Hassett would wipe that stupid smile off his face when he's talking about all this horrible economic news. He seems so gleeful. I want to slap him.

Hassett comes on 40 seconds in:

Posted by cannabis_flower | Mon May 25, 2020, 12:56 AM (0 replies)

Something's been driving me crazy for years

I used to listen to KTRU (Rice University radio in Houston, Texas) back when I was in my mid twenties from 1982 to about 1986. It had a lot of cool alternative music some of which later became mainstream (REM, U2, Talking Heads).

During that time there are several songs that I remember part of the lyrics, sort of. One in particular had a line that mentioned "old colonials " saying something like "they should leave before they get what they deserve ". Anyone remember that song and who sang it. It's been bothering me for years. I remember hearing it around 1985 but it could have been released earlier. I think it might have been British.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Sat May 16, 2020, 02:24 AM (4 replies)

Cute video about self isolation

A friend of mine posted made this video to the tune of Donna Summers, I Will Survive

Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:26 PM (1 replies)

A friend of mine made a cute video about self isolation

Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:23 PM (1 replies)

Yesterday I was a poll worker in Houston.

I had to be there at 6am. The polls opened at 7am and closed at 7pm but there were about 300 people standing in line at 7pm when the polls closed.

We had 3 precincts combined into one. We had 12 voting machines and one of them didn't work. Also one person didn't show up and there were only 2 of us checking in voters at a time with one person to relieve us. But everyone who stayed and was eligible voted and today I am exhausted
Posted by cannabis_flower | Wed Mar 4, 2020, 01:56 PM (49 replies)

Heard on SiriusXM's Progress Radio this morning

Vladimir Putin is the worst American president since Dick Cheney.
Posted by cannabis_flower | Thu Feb 27, 2020, 01:43 PM (6 replies)
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