I was watching MSNBC this morning. They had a couple of their morning show hosts set up in a bar in Cleveland. They apparently intend to cover the convention from the bar, which would be their style.
The guy says to the woman, " You have a new truck!"
And she replies, "yeah, I'm going to drive it right through the bar!"
Obviously, off camera she said something about driving a truck through the Republican convention, alluding to the terrorist attack in Nice. I did not find her comment funny but the patrons of the bar obliging giggled and guffawed on cue. MSNBC seems to hire news show hosts and hostesses that specialize in poor taste and lack of judgment.
What can I say about the shootings in Louisiana. I notice this time it didn't get near the coverage as the Dallas shootings. I suppose it just isn't as shocking now. If this keeps up, good luck on finding anyone to do the job. After the Ferguson Effect kicked in, recruiting for police officers fell off significantly, especially among minorities. Now I expect the problem with hiring new police officers will be much worse. So it's every family for itself.
Statistical analysis by both conservative and liberal "think tanks" shows that police response time has grown significantly longer. Can't say I blame them. I wouldn't rush to help anyone if I knew that I'd be getting tangled up with a hostile mob of "black youth" either. Knowing that responding to a 911 call might draw me into a kill zone would diminish my ardor for rushing to the rescue as well. And then, there's the fact that the mob, the media, and the politicians will throw you under the bus if you have to use your weapon. No thanks.
So, assuming you can't really rely on the police for protection, better start coming up with some ideas to protect yourself. Of course, lots of people who come here have been doing that for a long, long time. Others, maybe less so. But I think we have reached the point where Colonel Coopers maxim on personal responsibility comes into play.
As for the banal details of life, nothing much going on up here. I went to the feed store, I bought $84.23 worth of animal feed. After I got it home (thank God they have fellows to load for you at the feed store), I had to unload it and store it. That's not a fun chore.
In a minute I am going to town to the post office, and then to the new hiking trail at the big lake to try that out.
That's my day. As planned. You never know though, until the day is over.