A windy GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! I HATE WIND. It might generate clean electricity but that does not mean I have to like it. I hate wind.
Today’s bit o trivia: Monongah Mining Disaster. On 3 December 1907, 367 men (there was no hiring of women in the coal mines at that time) packed their lunches and marched off to the coal mine. Down into the dark mines they went. Black darkness all around. They fired up their pick axes and shovels and began digging under the light brought down by open flame lamps attached to their helmets. Now, at that time, it was very common for the miners to bring their kids along. Figure it was best to teach them the ropes while they were young. Well, at around 10:30am, the mine blew up. Just like that. Of the 367 registered miners in the mine, 362 of them were killed almost immediately on the explosion. Don’t forget, many would bring their kids to work so the body count was probably higher.
Monday Musings Ed-vise today
As some of you may know, I am a lawyer. So, whenever I read a headline that has a Supreme Court Midnight Ruling as the headline, I immediately avoid reading the news story (because the press almost ALWAYS gets it wrong) and I go to the opinion itself. The case of Tandom v. Newsom is no different.
That is a 1st amendment challenge to California rule on family gatherings in private homes. Quick facts: church had a few families over for bible study and prayer. California said BAD CHURCH; District Court said BAD CHURCH; 9th Circuit said BAD CHURCH; Supreme said BAD CALIFORNIA.
And, I will have to agree with the Supreme Court on this. Why? Because the states have not taken this pandemic serious FROM THE START! Which, I think, is what the Supreme Court, in a round about way, is trying to tell the states.
See, if the states took this serious they would have made rules that resulted in EQUAL TREATMENT ACROSS THE BOARD! Meaning EVERYONE AND EVERY BUSINESS would be locked down. No liquor stores being deemed “essential”; no construction jobs being “essential”; none. The only essential would be emergency services and hospitals. Instead, the states pick and choose who they want to keep open and who they want to shut down. Get a clue states. The rules have to apply equally across the board. I’m just saying.
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember be alert when you see people with graph paper…They are plotting something!