John Corson's Blog

WRITING & RANTING
for November 10, 2021

WORKING THE WEB AND
WRITING ABOUT RACIST ROADS

It was a beautiful day today with temperatures around 74 degrees, about ten degrees higher than the normal average over the last 160 years, but I will take it. We will have another just like it Thursday and then, all heck gets released with lots of rain overnight Thursday night and well into Friday and then by Sunday the highs are expected to be in the mid-50s and the lows at the freezing mark.

So one more full day of Indian Summer and then the cold part of Fall (which is warmer than our winters here which are just warm enough to keep the snow away, but cold enough to chill you to the bone).

I spent most of the day doing very little. I basically vegetated my mind. I worked on the Navigating the Storm website by making a few changes to its structure and I wrote an opinion piece article. I also do a blog everyday, except Saturday and Sunday and today is no exception. I decided to write about that ridiculous news conference by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wherein he commented that his next main focus on infrastructure will be to eliminate and/or change "roads and bridges that could be construed as separating blacks from whites and are thereby racist." Wait a minute: Racist Roads?

Buttigieg said Monday that part of the bipartisan infrastructure funds recently approved by Congress will go towards correcting “racism” that was used to design roads in black neighborhoods.

He gave as an example, a highway that was “built for the purpose of dividing a white and a black neighborhood or if an underpass was constructed such that a bus carrying mostly black and Puerto Rican kids to a beach - or that would have been - in New York was designed too low for it to pass by, that that obviously reflects on racism that went into those design choices.”

Give me a break! Are you kidding?

President Joe Biden signed an executive order in January that “creates a government-wide  Justice40 Initiative with the goal of delivering 40 percent of the overall benefits of relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities and tracks performance toward that goal through the establishment of an Environmental Justice Scorecard.”

April Ryan, White House correspondent for The Grio asked Buttigieg, “Secretary, could you give us the breakdown of the implementation of Justice 40 with the infrastructure packages now passed and signed into law and also can give us the construct of how you will deconstruct the racism that was built into the roadways since you talked to The Grio earlier and you broke that information. Can you talk to us about how that could be deconstructed?”

Here is what Buttigieg said: The principle of Justice 40 is that at least 40 percent of the clean investments in this bill will go to benefit the communities that are overburdened and underserved. So part one of that is defining those investments that are eligible, and that's a lot of it, and we’re working to map out kind of program by program, mode by mode what would qualify.

So for example, if we’re buying clean  buses, how do we make sure in terms of where those buses go but also looking at the business opportunity, the jobs that are going to be created, the businesses that will have a chance to compete for the business opportunities it creates.

I could say more but I will just give you the link so you can click over to that and read it for yourself. It also serves as an example of what I now do elsewhere to alleviate the stress of dealing with a contemptible Democrat Party. I use Navigating the Storm as a way to spew discontent at the Left.

After working on that site and blog, I went outside and helped Brad move some firewood onto the deck so that it will be close at hand when we use the fireplace. Just open up the sliding glass door in the den and just to the right lay the wood! Easy!

After that I just hung around, reading a little bit of gossip from the pages of Fakebook (that's "Facebook" for the Snowflakes among us). I hardly ever post there and when I open the app to see what is going on, it is usually to see what my kids and grandkids are up to. Usually my daughter-in-law in Florida posts pictures of the grandkids and the zany things they do. It's really the only reason I have a Facebook account now.

I went to choir practice with Janice this evening. Before practice we stopped off at this "hole-in-the-wall" restraint outside of Windsor called Checkers. They have home cooked meals and sandwiches to die for. I love their Smokey Mountain Chicken breasts with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. They also make some of the best sweetened ice tea in the state. Janice had a club sandwich and fries and decaf coffee.

Then we took off for church right back down the road and I ran the sound system and did the narration for the Christmas Cantata that was rehearsed tonight.

We were there about an hour and a half and then drove back home for her to get ready for bed and me to wash a load of laundry and watch the Wednesday Night Glenn Beck Special. He was dealing with both the Kyle Rittenhouse court case and the governments demand for businesses to force vaccines on their employees and the need to get children vaccinated. There is something terribly wrong with a government intent on forcing vaccinations even on those who have had Covid and therefore have natural immunity. What is up with that? Beck will have a two-hour special next week complete with documents, data and a few experts on to talk about the fishy nature of Biden and the CDC's demands.

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day and maybe I will have a little time to sit and reflect upon the meaning of that day and to pay homage to those who lost their lives in service to this great country. I will also reflect upon the time my two boys spent in the Navy and their tours overseas. I just hope tomorrow's demands at church doesn't ruin the mood and the meaning of the day.

It's bedtime. I am heavy-eyed and ready to close them.

Goodnight!

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Blogs are about the blogger. It's as if he or she merely toots their own horns about the things they do, say and love.

My life is boring. I read, I watch Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. I listen to Andrew Wilkow. I engage in some conversation with those who are willing to listen (they being masochistic and enjoy killing themselves with my banter).

I plan on just laying out the things that bother me and the things I love. Nothing in-between. I hope you find whatever I put here amusing.