Sponsored Content




Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!



Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups





















Mid-Morning Art Thread | Main | Hey I Got a Present for All of You
December 21, 2020

The Morning Rant

talking ape.jpg

So here's a bit of good news, but first, a bit of recent history: Like most states, Oregon, has been under a number of covid lockdowns, restrictions, etc., that change, seemingly like the weather. So it's sometimes a bit hard to keep up with what we can do and what we can't do, and this is important for those of us who are churchgoers, because the restrictions directly affect our weekly worship.

Back in, what, March or April, we got our first lockdown. Meetings were restricted to 25 or less. Many churches shut down and/or went to online service. My church is small, but not that small, so we thought we could manage if we went to two services. It wasn't the same, but it was better than a Zoom chat.

Now, we believe that the state really has no authority over the church in this matter, i.e. our worship, including when and how often we meet. But, since this was an unprecedented (for us) public health issue, we decided, OK, maybe the state has a point, we'll go along with it for now and see how it plays out.

And then, after a couple of months, our governor relaxed the guidelines a bit so meetings could now have a maximum of 50 (which is about our size) as long as social distancing guidelines are followed. So we said, yay, we can meet again, and it was great. We even started to pick up a few families from larger churches that were still closed.

And then I guess we had a spike in covid cases because our governor then tightened up the restrictions. This was a month or so ago. And this was after a summer of seeing a bunch of "lockdowns for your group but not for this other group" type favoritism going on, where, for example, strip clubs could remain open but churches couldn't. And government a number of officials were photographed in public maskless, no social distancing, etc., and we figured they thought covid couldn't be all that bad, because they obviously weredn't taking it seriously.

Anyway, so we decided we were going to ignore the new lockdown edicts. We're small enough that we're pretty much under the radar, but if some Karen ratted us out, we were prepared to deal with it. And then the rules changed again. Now we're permitted 25% building capacity, but it's not posted anywhere at the building we're renting, so we have no idea what the occupancy number is.

This is why we don't care anymore.

But now the good news: I was told by another church member that our governor has changed the rules for places of worship to "recommendations". That is, they carry no legal force. This come in the wake of some recent court rulings against some state governments. My guess is that she could read the writing on the wall and didn't want to spend resources on a court fight that she knows the state would probably lose.

So hooray for us. We've received an early Christmas present.




covid 20201221 03.jpg





covid 20201221 01.jpg




blm 20201221 01.jpg



Harsh But Fair:

true crime 20201221 01.jpg




election 20201221 01.jpg



Thief

biden 20201221 01.jpg




biden 20201221 02.jpg



I Wish:

covid 20201221 04.jpg



Who Dis:

who dis 20201221a1.jpg

Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5
Photo 6
Photo 7



For the 'Ettes:

who dis 20201221b1.jpg

Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5



Friday Who Dis: Leigh Snowden, who died young from cancer at age 51, and Sally Field's stepdad Jock Mahoney were together in the 1956 film I've Lived Before.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Eggs, Potatoes, and Bacon:

eggs potatoes bacon 01.jpg

digg this
posted by OregonMuse at 11:14 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
mindful webworker - word*star veteran: "[i]Centronix port was no longer supported, and the ..."

Pillage Idiot: "[i]99 96 Is that book cover going to be King Harv' ..."

f: "I do not know whether it's ϳust me or if per ..."

mnw: "As usual, I don't get some of the jokes. The one w ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: " Used to have a reliable laser printer that I had ..."

replica: "It's in realіty a great and helpful piece of ..."

Boobs: "So, we have a food, tech, gub, book thread going. ..."

Touching All the Bases: "So, we have a food, tech, gub, book thread going. ..."

Kindltot: "[i]Ah, you mean they know you're going to do somet ..."

Diogenes: "We had a theatrical performance here, Cabaret, and ..."

jim (in Kalifornia) [/b] [/s] [/i] [/u]: "96 Is that book cover going to be King Harv's next ..."

Diogenes: "Nice hockey shot but now do it with Ivan The Butch ..."

Recent Entries
Search


Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64