one hell of a start to the holiday season

The morning commute to a location shoot in L.A. on December 6th — and it gets worse.

By the end of the day the city of L.A. had pulled the movie’s filming permit because it was unsafe to work at the edge of a firestorm.

Meanwhile, the new GOP tax bill has done away with the fire and earthquake deduction that people get when their homes are destroyed in a natural disaster. (There’s still time to fight it, this is but one atrocity of many, call your representatives!)

Casualty loss.  You may be able to deduct losses based on the damage done to your property during a disaster. A casualty is a sudden, unexpected or unusual event. This may include natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes. It can also include losses from fires, accidents, thefts or vandalism.

Earthquake and fire usually happen out West where we leaned toward the non-monstrous candidate; the one that didn’t stoke hatred, wasn’t a sexual predator, and didn’t cash checks from the Kremlin.

Interestingly enough, hurricane deductions from taxes will still be allowed. Where do most hurricanes occur? Where the vote leaned toward the monster.

It’s one hell of a start to the holiday season.

Note: I have quoted the King James Version of the bible below because of the beauty of the language. In the New KJV the word charity has been translated as love.

1 Corinthians 13

King James Version (KJV)

 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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