Posted On: Monday - June 1st 2020 7:40PM MST
In Topics:   General Stupidity  Treehuggers
There was a group of about 6 guys, with a whole bunch of expensive equipment, at a nearby house to take down a large tree today. This kind of work is not for the soi-bois. It is a dangerous job, even with all the great equipment they have today.
The group that I saw was indeed diverse, though I doubt out of political correctness. The tough guy way up in the tree was a white guy, and there was another, probably the owners. There was a Hispanic guy that was operating the chipper and a few other guys to drag wood around. I think one was black.
After having written the post on Saturday, called Idle Hands are the Devil's Workshop, I thought I'd add this one to help bolster the point. This is real man's work. It's hard and dangerous, but with good money involved. You need to take care of the equipment and repair it sometimes. It keeps the mind and body well occupied.
Therefore, you wouldn't expect any of that crowd, whatever color, to be part of the rioting crowd (either faction, the black looters/vandals or the white commies). Some trouble around the area was only a few miles away, but you wouldn't know anything about it, and I doubt these hardworking guys had time to check up on their phones (maybe just at lunch).
There was nothing said about any of the trouble by the neighbors as some of them chatted for a while while watching this work get done. Outside and away from the Infotainment is a good place to be. It's that hard work and sense of accomplishment afterwards that clears the mind of any thoughts similar to those of the nutballs and thugs doing their thing in the inner cities of America. I've been there (no not way up in the tree, but doing hard manual labor). Too bad more of us can't be employed in this manner, or employed at all, for that matter.