Archive for September 16, 2021

With the issuance of this unconstitutional edict Joe Biden crossed over the threshold into a level of tyranny that has only been exhibited in totalitarian dictatorships.  He has now gone further along that path than any president in the history of the United States, which is saying a lot considering the levels of tyranny the people of the United States experienced under Woodrow Wilson, FDR, and Obama.

This one provision of his proclamation violates so many fundamental provisions of the United States Constitution.

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA will issue an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to implement this requirement. This requirement will impact over 80 million workers in private sector businesses with 100+ employees.

Nowhere under the Constitution is the federal government granted the authority to mandate that individuals must have a substance injected into their bodies, not even a hypothetical vaccine that is 100 percent safe and 100 percent effective against a seriously deady virus.  Every single individual has the right to decide for themselves what does and does not go into their bodies.  That right is a fundamental component of one of our most important God-given Natural Rights which is Liberty.

Liberty if the freedom to do whatever you want as long as you do not hurt others or interfere with the rights of others. Not getting vaccinated against a disease does not qualify as hurting others because others are free to get the vaccine if they wish and others can protect themselves against a disease by taking proper measures.

The liberty of every individual is protected from the federal government by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.   Here is the text of that amendment

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

The federal government can only compel you to do something you do not wish to do if you are found guilty in a court of law, by a jury, as long as due process is upheld.  The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment offers the same protection against State and local governments.

For the federal government to force millions of Americans to get vaccinated with a vaccine that has not been fully tested and has a relatively high percentage of negative side effects is unconscionable, unconstitutional, and the very definition of tyranny.

Quick Thursday Food shopping Thoughts Under the Fedora

Posted: September 16, 2021 by datechguy in Uncategorized

I know this is still completely anecdotal but I’ve been keeping track of Powerade at Market basket (made by Coca Cola) and Gatorade (not made by Coca Cola) in terms of price and availability.

Powerade is constantly in stock and I’ve seen 20 oz on sale for as little as .50 each.

the Gatorade shelf is regularly empty with various flavors etc out of stock and prices are up from 20-40%

I’ve also noticed that coke products are on sale a lot but non-coke products less so.

I conclude that even in a blue state woke costs $

How bad is the employment situation?

As a rule Market Basket is a place where everyone wants to at least get their foot in the door because they treat their employees so well, has for the first time in my memory been openly recruiting part time employees this year.

Even during boom times I never saw such signs up.

When I was a kid Entenmann was always the more expensive stuff that mom never bought. When I grew up I found myself going to local bakeries like Dutch Kitchen and never bothered to try them. When the owners of Dutch Kitchen sold out to new owners and I went down and bought a creme horn and couldn’t finish it because it was so horrible the next day I finally tried Entenmanns pastry.

I never knew that I was missing out for all these years?

If there’s anything that’s worth an extra buck, it’s this stuff.

How high have meats gone? After mass I sometimes swing by market basket & check out the meat section if I need something to cook the same day because that’s when they mark down the meats that have to go.

The markdowns on prime meats and steaks are higher than the price that Romano’s Market where charging for their prime meat a year and a half ago

Finally it’s now been about six months since Mr. Lopez took over what was Romano’s Market and starting carrying meats etc with a Spanish/Mexican twist.

I don’t by all my meats there and as Boubeau’s market in Leominster (which was actually around longer than Romano’s ) is near the church I go to on friday’s I will stop by there once or twice a month, but I do go there on a semi regular basis pick up some top round and tips and chat a bit.

It’s not the same of course as I knew Mike’s family forever and his kids used to come down to my store, but I like him and like what he carries and hope that on the day I die Mr. Lopez or his son is still at that corner in the neighborhood finishing his 1st 18 years in business.