Food Deserts

I don’t know about where you live, but on the local news here, recently the news is carrying stories about “food deserts.” These are areas in Memphis where there is no food. No supermarkets exists in the desert. Those that want to shop for food must either go to a convenience store or go some distance to another part of the city.

I hope you won’t mind my borrowing a liberal term, but I suspect it is evolution. I suspect that the deserts just might be or have been high crime areas. Indeed, the areas without grocery stores are likely business deserts as well. I mean who wants to open a business in an unsafe area? It is not profitable. It is dangerous for employees, customers and vendors.

It does make me wander why they can find convenience stores. Well, they do charge more and they generally have less cash. Nonetheless, if they keep letting the criminals have their way, if they don’t start putting them behind those big walls, the convenience stores too, will disappear. They’ll fade away with all the past neighborhood markets

Evolution is not just survival of the fittest. Smartness, common sense and fiscal matters all figure into it too. It is likely why many come south of the stateline to do business, to eat, to go to school, and, in some cases, live. Northwest Mississippi is the fastest growing part of the state. My guess is that most of the new residents are from Memphis.

Just a shame that we have no way of filtering them. We have to let the libs settle here too. Notice I didn’t say dumb libs. That would be redundant. Hopefully, after a year or two, they will get smart. I mean, when we catch a criminal here, he goes to the hoosegow. Incidentally, no one here is calling for defunding of the police.

Some may find this strange but neither do we have food deserts. Oddly, you check the parking lots of the stores just south of the stateline, you will find many Shelby County car tags. Don’t mind that much. They are helping us pay for our law enforcement. They are helping us pay for our streets. Mostly, they are driving the value of my house up. Once or twice a week, I have an offer.

My guess is, not so many moving north. There won’t be until those “woke” people up there put the bad guys in jail and make it safe. Nothing brilliant about it. No need for a college degree. They have been doing it for centuries. Some are just stubborn. They insist on using the new unproven.

Neutral Law Enforcement

During my thirties, my job took me to New York, just outside Syracuse. There’s a nice park there where I used to walk. It beat looking at the hotel room walls.

It was the right time of year and the evenings were almost always wonderful. There was a baseball diamond there and, of course, little leaguers playing baseball.

When I stopped and watched the game, they found out I was from Mississippi. They suddenly realized they found the perfect unbiased umpire. They immediately put me to work calling balls and strikes.

Apparently, they were impressed with my fairness, if not my accuracy. They kept calling me back and they never complained, not once. Now that, in itself, is something of which for me to brag.

The point is this, people love an honest neutral arbiter, whether it be an umpire, a judge in a courtroom, a prosecutor or even law enforcement officers. I guess that nowadays it’s too much for we Americans to expect. No more fair umpires in our government. No more fair observations from TV and radio reporters. There are no hopes of getting unbiased reporting from newspapers. Finally, and worst of all, the historians are twisting history. They say things happened I know didn’t happen. At my age, I actually remember stuff firsthand.

It makes me sad. However, I have hope. There is a righteous judge. All accounts will be settled. The most devious government officials will pay. I don’t need to do a thing. God’s judgment is true. God’s judgment is sure. No one will get away with anything. Those who don’t believe it are only deceiving themselves.

What amazes me is some actually think they know and understand it. Yet, definitely, they continue their march. I can’t think of anything more foolish.

Those Who Took The Oath

The investigation is done, it concludes that Trump did nothing wrong. That means those who took an oath to enforce the law, namely, the leaders in the FBI and other federal agencies were the ones who knowingly did great wrong.

It also verified that many of the dem congregational leadership intentionaly used their office to promote lies, of course, with the aid of the media and social media.

Now, now that it is all over, the only people that are suffering are those who did nothing wrong. Indeed, some have even spent time in prison wrongly. Certainly Joe and his friends had their part in it all.

They know that they have gotten away with it. However, be sure God will avenge.

Frequently Asked Questions

On the subject of Frequently Asked Questions, I have this to say.  Are they truly frequently asked?  Out of all the times I have ever consulted frequently asked questions, I never found the one for which I needed an answer.  Worse yet, I could never find a category.  They always list 4, 5 or 6 categories, then “Other.”  Then when I look under other, I can’t find my question there either.  Not a thing comes close.

I guess that either makes me weird or their questions aren’t as inclusive as they would like to imply.  Moreover, it would seem that I am mostly on my own.  Frequently, I actually figure things out, though it takes some time.  On the other hand, I just tried to install a product that should have not taken over 3 hours to install.  I gave up after 16.  I don’t need any piece of software that I can’t install after 16 hours.  Moreover, it was also difficult to de-install.  Moreover, it was difficult to use.

Taught me a lesson or two.  Next time I am going to install something, I will make sure to mark the spot so I can return to whence I came.  Even that brings me angst.  I have not yet established much trust in the ability of the software that can restore that well.

Be that as I may, the whole thing prompted a thought.  Maybe the US government could establish a frequently asked question web site.  I’m not suggesting it would help much but it would be interesting just what questions they would post and what kind of answers they would concoct, for instance, “What is a woman?”

God’s law was clear, “Though shalt not murder.”  Simple.  Requires little in the way of explanation.  On the other hand, the government at every level has pages and pages on the subject.  Can you imagine querying murder on frequently asked questions?  Did you say you have a day or two to read the reply?

How about something on the subject of abortion.  No problem for the dems…any time, any place, by someone with an MD after his name.  No follow-up exam necessary.

Then, there is the matter of theft.  All you can get away with as long it has a value of less than a grand.  And, by the way, if someone stops you, you can sue their socks off, and get them too.

Contrary to the commandment, we are not to honor our parents.  The job of parenting has been turned over to the daycares, schools and colleges.  In short the government.  By the way, we’d better not forget it or the FBI will be after us.

Incidentally, if we ask who should be in control, it’s the dems.  We best not forget that either or we will be tossed in the hoosegow and we’ll not see the light of day for years, if ever.

I guess it would be a bad idea to look for that on the FAQ list.  They will look for you and prohibit you from publishing a book, being on TV or radio.  Your name will instantly be mud, perhaps literally.

Incidentally, lest I forget, bribes too are wrong, even the ones that are completely legal. The Bible does make that perfectly clear. You wouldn’t doubt what this had you read the entire Bible. It really is in there, plain and simple to see for all. It says something about the way bribes cloud judgement. I am sure that is indisputable, even if you do not believe what is written.

Wrong Strategy

I don’t know why the bunch trying to prove fraud used the strategy. It was all wrong. The world was busy covering it up before the election was over. The approach should have been an attempt to prove they did not obey the law. Now only could it easily be proved but some of the guilty outright admitted it.

Now we have a big, awful settlement, likely settled for convenience and appearance than for any wrongdoing. Many good lawyers suggested that FOX might have beat it. I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer. However, now FOX will be far more careful of what they say and about whom. It only gave the dems more encouragement.

On the other hand, if they had said they did not follow the law, the dems would not have sued and it would have been much worse for the dems.

As an aside, we might have done better in 2022 and Fauci might be in prison for the next thousand years.

Yesteryear and Now

In the 1950s and 1960s, if my memory serves me correctly, there were more guns per capita than now. Moreover, the so-called assault rifle, the AR15 more easily purchased then than now. Yet, it is only in the last couple of decades that the gun started being used as now. What do you suppose the reason is.

Well, let’s see. Back then people respected life. The respected law. And, of course, they spent much more time praying. They spent a lot more time in church. Abortion was not available on demand. Most children had both mothers and fathers. Divorce was not nearly as easy or as prevalent as now.

People can deny it all day long but I do believe the evidence is before us.

Oh yes. One more thing. Back then, you commit a crime, especially with a weapon, you generally went behind the big walls. It was something of a foregone conclusion. Now, you shot someone in NY, NY, you’re out on the street the next day, without having to pay a penny in bail. Sort of negates the teeth in the law, doesn’t it? It does advertise, crime without punishment.

Then again, it is that way because it is the way Joe and the dems like it.

Another Reason to Leave Michigan

If not for the biting cold and deep snow, the Michigan government has given yet another reason to leave the state. It seems they saw fit to repeal the right to work law.

For those who don’t know, this just gave the unions a lot more power and it forces Republicans to give to the Democrat party and dem candidates. Now, is that right? Of course not. Does that bother the dems? Of course not.

My suspicion is that the dems are cheering. They just managed to again twist the election process.

By the way, they also took a little freedom from the little guy. Then again, that is the specialty of dems, taking freedoms… bit by bit, little by little.

Tell me. Is it better to lose your freedom bit by bit or all at once. Seems to me, in the end, there is no difference.

Benefits of Incarceration of Criminals

Many try to use the cost of imprisonment to decrease it. Others like to say it doesn’t work. However, I will place before you many benefits of locking up the bad guys.

First, it discourages crime. If people see the possibility of spending serious time in real prisons, it just might decrease the temptation to steal the car or rob that store. If they realize that using any weapon in the the commitment a crime results in more hard time, it just might cut down on loss of life during crimes.

Then, there are indirect benefits, as in decreased insurance costs. Costs, in general would go down as they are related to theft in stores and medical costs due to injuries.

Oddly, even the “greenies” would benefit. Many cars have to be junked after they are stolen. This means more contaminants during the junking and the manufacturing of replacement autos.

My guess is that the biggest benefit is the decrease in murder. Murderers have a difficult time murdering from behind prison walls. This would far offset the cost of keeping the bad guys behind walls. Naturally, this is one of the aspects that can never be measured or calculated. Moreover, the pain can never be truly and totally known.

Then too, in an odd way, we can even save in the cost law enforcement. If we put the drug distributors in prison, we don’t need as many police officers, lawyers or judges. Oddly, it would help the dems in one of their goals…decreasing police funding. Ironically, I suspect even the police would like to see that. On the other hand, the lawyers just might not appreciate the loss of revenue.

Oddly, it might actually help one of the biggest goals of the libs. With the the decrease in crime, there would be a huge decrease in gun sales.

Then again, is it gun sales decrease they seek, or is it the second amendment they are actually after? I think I know the answer to that question, though the libs would prefer none of us ever know. The knowledge of the truth would ruin the effectiveness of the deceit.

As for me, the greatest benefit of incarnation of criminals is in the decrease of sadness from loss of life, property and the feelings of security while safely walking the streets.

The Yearly Ritual

Yesterday, went through the yearly ritual. Came to the conclusion that I’d prefer sales tax over income tax, if for no other reason to avoid the yearly procedure. Sorta akin to getting teeth pulled.

I go way out of my way to stay legit but I still feel a huge relief knowing it’s done till next year. But, already I feel a little fear that I overlooked something.

Still, if they were to replace the income tax with a sales tax, it wouldn’t be long they’d have both. What a mess that would be.

Maybe it would better to have the government simply calculate our taxes from our income and send us a bill. It would reduce the apprehension. But then, that would be too easy. Besides, I think they like keeping us a little nervous.

Then too, think of all the tax preparers and lawyers they keep employed. I heard somewhere that the people of the US pay over a billion dollars each year to remain compliant with tax laws.

Maybe that is why Uncle has us figure our taxes. It’s too complex for them to do it.

Just thought of something. Uncle Sam ought to help me sell my books. If a few of my books became million sellers, it would mean a few extra dollars going into treasury. That would be nice. I wouldn’t mind. It would be mutually beneficial. Not only that, Amazon would benefit and maybe a few book stores.

Finally, the film industry might benefit from some wonderful new ideas. Think about it.

Well. I’m not building up my hopes. Somehow, I just don’t think that will happen. A real shame, don’t you think?

Where Are the Apologies?

They now admit the China virus started in the the labs. They now admit that masks provide little to no protection. It’s been established that schools that stayed open were better than schools that were closed. I am sure that they will eventually have to admit that hydroxychloroquine actually works as a preventive to the China virus. While I sit here coughing, I wish I could have acquired a few thousand tabs of it before it struck here in Mississippi. Maybe there are a few who lost loved ones who wish they could have gotten there share too.

Yet, where are the apologies. Where are the apologies to these who were shamed, even though everyone knows they were right. Where are the apologies to those who suffered. Where are the apologies to those who lost friends and relatives.

The dems will not apologize. They dare not admit to their wrong doings. They know it would mean election losses. To the dems, nothing is more important than the elections. Ultimately, it is about control.

That is why you will never hear any kind of an apology, that is unless mandated by a court. Now that is something I would like to see. I would really like to live long enough to see. Unfortunately, I don’t think the Lord will let me live that long.

By the way, time to put Fauci in prison. He helped develop the virus. Don’t expect any apology from him either.