The “Jackass” Effect

The Democrats having won in the elections of last November, now in the presidency, as well as majority in both houses of Congress, is proving to be a double-edged sword. There is some good, but mostly not-so-good.

I think the good side is the expected upcoming “stimulus money”. Each taxpayer is slated to receive a $1,400 payment. Sadly, though, that $1,400 is peanuts for what some households have to shell out for bills every month. Hell, almost everywhere that is less than a month’s rent. If someone is behind on phone, electric and rent, that money is gone before even receiving it. Countries like Canada, I think had the right idea. In Canada, their taxpayers have been getting $2,000 a month for the last year. Our US Government thinks that $1,200, $600 or $1,400 will last for months. Many families could easily spend $600 – $1,000 a month just at the grocery store.

One of the huge negatives from having a Socialist Democratic-controlled government is that gas prices are skyrocketing. Where I live, in the less-than-two months since Biden’s inauguration gas has increased around 70¢ a gallon, from about $2.29 in January to right at $3.00 today (within a couple miles of my house, the stations are posting $2.899 – $2.999. I fear that the summer will bring about $5 gas. The price increases are steady, and show no sign of slowing down. There are those people who say “oh, gas goes up every year”. Yes, it does, but usually not so far in advance of Memorial Day. Those same people will say that “it’ll go back down”. Really? With the batch of jackoffs running the country that want to eliminate gasoline and internal combustion engines, rely on batteries, solar and windmills, and created the idiotic “Green New Deal”? If they had their way, gas would be the price it is in Europe (upwards of $10/gallon in some places).

I am surprised, however, that there has been no nationwide shutdown, nor mask mandate. To the contrary, some states are relaxing requirements, such as here in Utah. The state is anticipating ending the statewide mandate around 10 April. Individual businesses can still require a mask, if they desire. Knowing myself, I’ll probably still be wearing one, just out of habit, and because my job requires them. I hate masks with a passion, especially after a long day at work. After several hours of working, my mask gets all sweaty and stinky. After removing it after work, I realize just how potent the stench is🤢.

In California, theme parks will be reopening in April, beginning at 15% capacity, and then slowly increasing. Vaccines are becoming more ubiquitous, even though many will refuse the vaccine, citing one reason or another, the biggest one being the “mark of the beast” malarkey. I don’t think there’s any kind of microchip in these shots. If there is a “mark of the beast”, it’ll probably be some kind of vaccine card, proving you got the corona shots. No one knows for sure; everything is speculative. Some people just like to shove their religion in everyone else’s face. Believe what you want. You can worship God, Satan, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or even Joe Pesci. You can be homosexual, bisexual, asexual; you can have sex with whomever or whatever you so desire. I won’t judge you, but keep it to yourselves. I won’t force what I might believe on you; don’t ram your beliefs down my throat. That way, everything and everyone is copacetic.

Okay, here is the chosen quote of the day:

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

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