he City of Kansas City is back to considering an extension of the mask mandate and it just makes me laugh at this point. You can visit about any other city in the metro area and not have a mask mandate but when you cross into the city limits of the largest municipality in the area, you’re required to mask up. I hope to live long enough to explain to my grandkids how we would wear masks in a restaurant and then take them off when we sat down to eat and drink. I also hope to explain to them how humans thought this behavior helped stem the spread of a deadly virus.
Don’t lump me in some conservative nut job group. I believe in masks in some situations but this half-ass attempt at masking up is not helping and everyone knows it but refuses to believe it. It’s the human condition and arrogance that thinks we can fight something we can’t see or is bigger than us. It is also the government of choice now. If something bad is happening, we expect government to do something and they oblige; courtesy of your dollars. It might just be that nature is more powerful than man or government, as much as that might hurt the feelings of our socialist friends. We have spent trillions of dollars and changed our lives completely and we still lost this battle, badly.
All of this should give you pause when people tell you about the need to reverse climate change. Is it possible that humans are not near as important cog in the health of the universe as we think we are? I’m just spit balling here, but I’m thinking that is another war we might lose, but you do you. I still like Teslas and battery-operated chain saws, even if they don’t save the world from humans love of fossil fuels.
Last time I wrote about not saving the world through recycling, a reader wished me to be dead at the bottom of a compost pile. Please don’t wish me dead this week, I’d like the world to be saved, but I’m just doubtful humans are that powerful. I wonder if dinosaurs used to have meetings about climate change. Did they have recycling centers for dinosaur waste?
I just want to make sure I have this masking thing straight. We can pack 80,000 people in a stadium, right next to each other for college and NFL games, but your kids must wear masks at school? Just slam your head against the nearest wall if this doesn’t make sense. College football games last nearly four hours these days and I’ve been to the games. If you think the outdoors is saving you from sucking in some of your neighbor’s spit, you’ve enjoyed too many of the $12 beers.
Thank you in advance for all the kudos for being the Landmark’s Pigskin Pick’em Week 2 champion. I’m sure you’ll be reaching out to congratulate me. I’d like to thank my research staff, Google and Lady Luck. I’d like to stress that we take the season one game at a time and we’re simply focusing on the next opponent. My team is a “hand the ball to the referee after a touchdown” type of team.
(Guy Speckman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or expertly picking football games with a mask on)