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Stupidity 101

The news is out: [Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services sent more than a dozen workers to receive the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, without proper training for infection control or appropriate protective gear, according to a whistleblower complaint.
The workers did not show symptoms of infection and were not tested for the virus, according to lawyers for the whistleblower, a senior HHS official based in Washington who oversees workers at the Administration for Children and Families, a unit within HHS.
The whistleblower is seeking federal protection, alleging she was unfairly and improperly reassigned after raising concerns about the safety of these workers to HHS officials, including those within the office of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. She was told Feb. 19 that if she does not accept the new position in 15 days, which is March 5, she would be terminated.]

These are the idiots in charge of protecting the public.

Leap this

The news is out: [One of the first facts you memorize in school is that a year has 365 days. But what about when it doesn’t? Nearly every four years, a bonus day is quietly tacked onto the end of February. Usually a 28-day dash, February in a leap year offers 24 extra hours to tie up loose ends, celebrate, or fit in some extra work time. Since it’s so unusual, there are many quirky traditions associated with Leap Day. Though a random extra day every four years might seem silly, there’s a scientific reason for leap years.
There is a purpose behind this year’s 366-day calendar. February 29, also known as Leap Day, helps keep our calendars aligned with the Earth’s rotation around the sun.
Mike Lombardi, who leads the Time and Frequency Services Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is a timekeeping expert explains, “A year is about 365.25 days long, so adding one extra day every four years is necessary to keep the calendars accurate.”]

As stupid as Daylight Saving Time.

God’s buddy

The news is out: [CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Strongsville priest Robert McWilliams was scheduled to have a hearing Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court; however, all charges have been dropped here, because he is now facing federal charges.
McWilliams had been indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on 21 charges; including, one count of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, 19 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and one count of sexual performance using a minor.
He was charged in federal court last week with receiving or distributing child pornography, sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking of a minor.
McWilliams has a hearing in federal court Thursday.
McWilliams also has a case pending before the Geauga County Grand Jury, where he is charged with one count of sexual performance using a minor.
Geauga County prosecutors said in May of 2018, McWilliams allegedly solicited materials from an underage person.
McWilliams was taken into custody on Dec. 5, 2019 at his Strongsville church, St. Joseph.
Agents with the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force went to the church and searched his living and office spaces and confiscated laptops, cell phone and iPad.]

Release the priest and put Jesus in jail.

He is with Jesus

The news is out: [PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – The Diocese of Phoenix on Wednesday announced the death of a priest who was accused of sexually abusing two boys. Father John “Jack” Dallas Spaulding died Tuesday, the Diocese said in a statement on its website. Spaulding, who was 74, was indicted in January on six felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and one felony count of molestation of a child. The alleged abuse happened between 2003 and 2007. The boys were younger than 15 at the time.]

God got himself another precious little angel.

That’s what they do

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Two Cuyahoga County Jail officers were sentenced Wednesday after being convicted of using excessive force on an inmate who was in a restraint chair in a secluded cell.
Nicholas Evans was sentenced to nine months in the Lorain Correctional Institution.
Timothy Dugan was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
Evans and Dugan attacked the mentally ill inmate on March 22, 2019.
Video from the incident showed Evans repeatedly punching Terrance Debose in the head.]

It will happen again.

God needs more money

The news is out: [BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that‘s been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and the resignation of its bishop.
With its filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the western New York diocese became the second in the state to file for Chapter 11 reorganization, and one of more than 20 dioceses to seek bankruptcy protection nationwide. Most recently, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed Feb. 19.
The Buffalo diocese has faced particular turmoil in recent months, culminating in the Dec. 4 resignation of Bishop Richard Malone following a Vatican-mandated investigation. Malone had faced intense pressure from members of his staff, clergy and the public to step down amid criticism that he withheld the names of dozens of credibly accused priests and mishandled reports of misconduct against others.]

To all idiots, God needs more money and the priests could use more fresh meat. Bring cash and your kids.

Almost an angel

The news is out: [Pope Francis has missed a planned Mass with Rome clergy due to illness.
The Vatican said the 83-year-old pontiff had a “slight indisposition” and would proceed with the rest of his planned work on Thursday but Francis “preferred to stay near Santa Marta”, the Vatican hotel where he lives.
There was no word from the Vatican about the nature of his illness, but the pope was seen coughing and blowing his nose during the Ash Wednesday Mass.
It comes amid an outbreak of the strain of coronavirus – also known as Covid-19 – in Italy that has infected more than 400 people, almost all of them in the north. Rome had three cases, but all three were cured.
Francis had been scheduled to go to the St John Lateran basilica to meet with Rome clergy and celebrate a penitential Mass at the start of Lent. Francis is bishop of Rome, but delegates the day-to-day running of the archdiocese to a vicar.]

The only God approved cure is Corona beer.