Sunday, May 31, 2020

Let Me Get This Straight

The same governments that said they'd break up gatherings HERE:

Let THESE gatherings go on for days before asking for help breaking them up:

We should have all just gone to church.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

I Guess I Need That On-Line Learning Program

I haven't been through the list of languages that Babbel offers, but I hope one of them is "Lefty."  Because I sure don't understand that language.

They say they are pro-woman and that every woman's story of sexual assault should be believed.  Unless a Democrat politician is being accused.  At which point they offer the accused politician blow jobs and state that they'd vote for him even if he boiled babies.

They say that women shouldn't be viewed as objects, but hold topless "protests", and parade around in pussy hats and vagina suits.

They say they feel economically deprived and under served by their community and then when they get excited they burn down their own homes and businesses and guarantee they'll be under served and deprived.

I know a little Spanish, a little French, a little German, a little Latin.  But none of these people speak a language I understand.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Ya Can't Make This S#!t Up

As Minneapolis burns, the mayor of the city had concerns about a demonstration at a police station:
“I wish last night’s protesters would have all had on masks, been six feet apart, and gone through the proper channels to ensure everyone’s safety,” Strickland said in a statement Thursday. “By not doing so, protesters and our officers were unnecessarily put at risk.”

Yeah, the social distancing thing is the problem.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Are You Kidding Me?

I was watching the flu season before the COVID 19 panic-demic started. Because I don't want to catch the flu and once it gets rolling I get really dedicated to hand washing, being careful about opening doors with bare hands, etc.  Basic flu prevention.  The flu was listed as wide spread in West Virginia.  But a funny thing has happened.  Apparently, although we haven't cured the flu, we've reduced it way below normal even though it started off with a bang.

Oh, sure, I believe the seasonal flu numbers dropped that much.  Particularly after signing off on covid deaths became incentivized.


Medicare sent me an e-mail.  Offering mental health support.  In these difficult times.  Because OHMYGODDELEVENTYCOVID19!!!!!! 

I'm sorry, Mom and Dad.  Your generation went to hell and back.  But the generations after you are weenies. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Isn't It Funny...

... that the same people who chant "My body, my choice!" when it comes to killing the human being they are carrying are the same ones demanding that others have no choice to open their businesses, go to the beach, go to a barber shop, or go to a bar or restaurant?

...that the same people who use "Constitutional right to privacy" to kill a human being are the same ones who advocate vote-by-mail, a voting method that REQUIRES that you put your name, your signature, your voter id, and your political affiliation on the OUTSIDE of an envelope that will be openly displayed and handled by multiple people with no chain of custody or protection of that information?

...that the same people who declare that having an abortion is a medical decision that should be only between a woman and her doctor are the same people who howl against the decision of a doctor to prescribe things like Z-Pack to their patient as a treatment and preventative for covid-19?

Friday, May 15, 2020


“Why do I have to stay home just because you are scared? How about you stay home ... you stay in your house indefinitely, you wear a mask, you socially distance yourself from me, you avoid restaurants, you avoid baseball games, you stay off the roads, you avoid malls and beaches and parks ... I’m done playing your dumb game ... I’m no longer going to be a prisoner of your fear. I’m no longer staying in my house or catering to you because you are scared ... your fear is not an excuse to destroy America. Your fear is not my fear and your fear does not have the right to interfere with my life, my job, my income or my future as a free American citizen." Ted Nugent

Thursday, May 14, 2020

For A While...

...I was joking about it being too bad tarring and feathering had gone out of favor.

I'm not joking anymore.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

I Suppose That Will Annoy Them

I ignored the repeated "YOU MUST GO ONLINE AND FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS FORM!" messages because I didn't WANT to go ONLINE and fill out the census.  I wanted the paper copy.  That's just me.

So I finally got around to filling it out this morning, and the final question when you list each person's info is about race.  So, OK, white.  Until mid-summer when I'll be very brown.  But then they list a whole bunch of national origin options:  Ireland, England, Germany, etc. and wanted me to pick one. Just one.

My family has been in North America since the 1640s.  One of my ancestors signed the petition protesting the jailing of Rebecca Nurse as a witch during the Salem hysteria.  Others were present at the opening battles of the American Revolution, and different branches that would eventually come together and marry on the western frontier of Virginia served in Washington's Continental Army.  My grandmother remembered sitting on the knee of an uncle who would tell her stories of the battles he'd fought in during the Civil War.  Other men of the family had been there, too, at Gettysburg and Antietam and all those battles that few are probably taught about now but they, like many other veterans, preferred not to talk about their experiences.  Two uncles had grown tired of losing their farmland to the destruction of battles, packed up their families, and headed west to Iowa during the war, preferring the risk of Indian attack to cannonballs coming through their barns.  They settled in what would become the town of New Virginia, IA.  

I've done the DNA thing.  I am pure mutt.  A lot of Northern European, with a bit of the Iberian Peninsula and Middle East as well, which suggests either Moor or Sephardic Jew.  But not a single one of my ancestors came through Ellis Island - we were here long before.

So, thoroughly annoyed by that particular question, I wrote in "American."  That was not one of the options offered.  Too bad.

One of our ancestral homes, built built by Nathanial Felton, Jr., in the 1680s and still maintained as a historic site in Peabody, MA
Troxell-Steckell house, built in 1756, in Lehigh County, PA, also maintained as an historic site
Remember the song "We Built This City"?  Well, my ancestors may not have "built this city out of rock and roll", but we built this nation out of blood, sweat, hard labor and tears.  And so I'm an AMERICAN, census folks.  Just an American.

Friday, May 1, 2020