Let’s Get Wonky – Episode 42

Rev. Barney and @NineOf12 discuss states reopening, and what if there is no 2020 election.

These states are reopening by May 1: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/states-stay-at-home-orders-ending.html

Where the states stand on reopening

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/us/states-reopen-coronavirus-trnd/

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article242508921.html

Line of Succession:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession?fbclid=IwAR0lDXPgApZ3lnaPToDxPYI8-PZuGpLlbAnq0yzLVMmhCZMNJpzSVFYsg3U

Voting outside the Polling Station:

ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/absentee-and-early-voting.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2d5BjkTkpG664DHHDdbFzyeraGveqRgxeTCfKiG5WGL7uJt628cI7zRD0

Who takes over if there is no Presidential election: 

thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/493101-who-takes-control-if-there-is-no-presidential-election-this-year

Absentee Ballot Deadlines:

https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot-deadlines/?fbclid=IwAR3hus7UQunvQHVJiwPpjteQEjbbpP5Vta9ipE1w1haoDhq1hhTTM-DgFu8

Carrot: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/05/us/girl-writes-thank-you-letters-to-mail-carriers-iyw-trnd/index.html

Stick: Look I really have tired to stay out of blame game but last week the guy that is supposed to lead us asked about injected bleach or Lysol or Bloody UV rays into us if that was kill the Covid 19 and people ACTUALLY did these things… Donald J Trump you get our stick for trying to kill even MORE of us than not doing anything about this virus… 

Covidiots – Episode 41

“No one can s“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, So love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”- Helen Keller

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

“Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.”

― Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szallas. erve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Matthew 6:24

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, So love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”- Helen Keller

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

“Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.”

― Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szallas. 

Carrot:  Two nurse stopping protesters from blocking the hospital. https://twitter.com/MarcZenn/status/1251975162926227457

Super Golden Carrot:  to all the workers in fast food, in grocery stores, in corner markets all those that help us just be able to live day to day, risking so much so we can buy food and have stuff shipped… postal workers and fedex and UPS, to the warehouse workers and everyone that I can’t remember THANK YOU!!!! 

Stick: GA and TN and SC governors planning on opening to reopen WAY too soon https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/21/atlanta-mayor-blindsided-georgia-governor-reopening-state-197937

https://www.tn.gov/governor/news/2020/4/20/gov–lee-announces-safer-at-home-order-will-expire-april-30–tennessee-begins-phased-reopening-next-week.html

https://www.thestate.com/news/article242152796.html

Helping Out In A Crisis – Episode 39

And the crowds asked him, “What then should we do?”

He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two tunics should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Luke 3:10-11

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

Buddha

Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Matthew 10:8

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”

Charles Dickens Let’s talk about helping out in a crisis. 

So We’re Home Alone, Now What? – Episode 38

Rev. Barney delivers a sermon during the Covid – 19 Pandemic.

5 lessons for using universal basic income during a pandemic

Remote Work Advocates Warn Companies About COVID-19 Work-From-Home Strategies

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurelfarrer/2020/03/05/ironically-remote-work-advocates-warn-companies-about-covid-19-work-from-home-strategies/#28a55ecf2051  (I want talk about this a bit pros cons of us moving more to this a whole not just work but school as well)

Just Stop:

https://toofab.com/2020/03/16/tiktok-star-licks-airplane-toilet-seat-for-new-coronavirus-challenge/

https://www.complex.com/music/2020/03/ariana-grande-calls-out-young-people-not-taking-coronavirus-spread-seriously

Super Tuesday Sermon – Episode 36

Rev. Barney reflects on Super Tuesday

Young voters not showing up

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/04/super-tuesday-bernie-sanders-youth-votes-fell-short-compared-2016/4947795002/?fbclid=IwAR0pmjEhURGsWuFpTP-cShS_MGAu1bXP_DN79c_oOSW5DBRmyBwrRWFGypk

African American Voters in the south Help Joe

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485823-black-voters-propel-biden-to-big-wins-in-virginia-north-carolina

Carrot: Scotland Poised To Become 1st Country To Make Period Products Free

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/27/809990550/scotland-poised-to-become-1st-country-to-make-period-products-free

Stick:  Anti Milk protester https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485857-protesters-rush-stage-during-biden-super-tuesday-rally

Talking Across The Aisle – Episode 30

“Family is God’s way of teaching you how to talk to someone that you would normally cross the street to avoid” – Unknown 

Rev. Barney have a discussion about how to engage in civil discourse when engaging with folks you disagree with, and why it’s worth it.

Carrot: Stacey Abrams https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/stacey-abrams-launch-voter-protection-program-battleground-states-ahead-election/?fbclid=IwAR01Nc4M30_MXJaU-3C3580lo1-S0L-MWdPiure4biSmr4DqELmPHZUmKJ0

Stick: This little shit:https://abcnews.go.com/US/man-detained-walking-missouri-walmart-armed-rifle-wearing/story?id=64870120