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There was music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air...

A confusing rationalization

People are angry over the wearing of masks?

It is my understanding that a mask is worn to protect others more than it is to protect yourself?

So why would people, that do not wear a mask, object to being protected from a virus?

Why do they object to others wearing a mask? Since they stand a better chance of infecting someone else if they are not wearing a mask, why would they prefer that you not wear a mask also?

I cannot understand this rationalization?

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

http://www.storyarts.org/library/aesops/stories/boy.html

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!"

The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away. But when they arrived at the top of the hill, they found no wolf. The boy laughed at the sight of their angry faces.

"Don't cry 'wolf', shepherd boy," said the villagers, "when there's no wolf!" They went grumbling back down the hill.

Later, the boy sang out again, "Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!" To his naughty delight, he watched the villagers run up the hill to help him drive the wolf away.

When the villagers saw no wolf they sternly said, "Save your frightened song for when there is really something wrong! Don't cry 'wolf' when there is NO wolf!"

But the boy just grinned and watched them go grumbling down the hill once more.

Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, "Wolf! Wolf!"

But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come.

At sunset, everyone wondered why the shepherd boy hadn't returned to the village with their sheep. They went up the hill to find the boy. They found him weeping.

"There really was a wolf here! The flock has scattered! I cried out, "Wolf!" Why didn't you come?"

An old man tried to comfort the boy as they walked back to the village.

"We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, "Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!"

Corona virus still on the rampage?

It has been reported that Brazil had 15,000 cases in the last 24 hours. In the last week, they have had more cases than China in the last 4 months. Although still relatively mild, June is the coolest month of the year in Brazil. That is their "winter".

Although it seems to have subsided here, it is not gone. Some may think that once it hit the USA, then that was the end of its journey? We would be the last to be hit? That is a theory that does not bear out.

It is indeed good news if the virus has subsided in our country. That does not mean it has disappeared forever. These viruses do not usually disappear like magic.

We have probably been fortunate that it has not been worse. The American people deserve all the credit. While the experts were saying 'wear your masks", the leader of our country, and many of his supporters, were saying they were not going to wear a mask. When the scientists were saying that this was a very contagious virus, the leader and some in his administration were saying that it was all "contained".

We should not minimize the number of people that have died in this crisis. Let us all hope and/or pray that we have escaped the first attack and that we will be more ready, if another attack comes in a second wave? This is a time for competent leadership.

Far Away Eyes

Trump's drive against watchdogs faces constitutional reckoning

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/24/trump-inspectors-general-constitution-275359

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Trump has already engaged in extensive stonewalling of House investigations, which led to one of the impeachment articles against him. His Senate acquittal has left him unrestrained and eager for retribution.

Democrats’ pushback reached new decibels in recent days, as Trump claimed “absolute” power to remove inspectors general he dislikes, even if they’re investigating cabinet officials for potential abuses.

“Everybody agrees that I have the absolute right to fire the inspector generals,” Trump told reporters after facing questions about his decision to oust State Department IG Steve Linick, who has been reviewing an array of actions by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump indicated he didn’t know Linick but agreed to Pompeo’s request to remove him because he was appointed to the post by former President Barack Obama.

Other Republicans have picked up Trump’s mantle, arguing that he has unfettered power to oust inspectors general. “He has the full authority to hire and fire, under the Constitution, anybody in the executive branch,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Vincent

China Cat Sunflower / I Know You Rider

One thing we've learned, when Trump accuses someone of something, he is guilty of it himself.

He accused Biden of making deals with the Ukrainians and the Chinese. Who was really making deals with the Ukrainians and the Chinese?

Now, he is accusing the Democrats of fraud in the next election, even before it happens. He says they are going to "sign ballots" and vote illegally for other people?

What do you think his plan is for the upcoming election in November?

Most understand that he is not beyond cheating.

Strawberry Fields Forever

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