Teh Squeaky Wheel
"I see another “bombshell” “game-changer” “pivotal moment” “changes everything” “Trump is done” moment has occurred courtesy of John Bolton. Odd, the timing of this, but there you go."
Just got back from Walmart. They normally open at 7 AM but from today to Apr 28 they are opening one hour early for people over 60 on Tuesdays only. I could not sleep tonight so I decided to go. Glad I did as I got a number of items we were concerned about. We have been sharing with Elena’s family, some are sick and there are small children, so it is impossible for them to get to the store with any chance. They had no TP or paper towels but we are in decent shape on those anyway. It… Read more »
Americans held hostage in their own homes, day whatever… We’re actually good in Happy Larryville; so far, our Governor (Kemp, not Gaptooth McSoreLoser) has kept any fascist tendencies he may have from escaping his lie-hole in a public forum. As such, we may cautiously go about our daily lives, although it appears that many businesses have decided -- for whatever reasons -- to close themselves. Once again, I wish there were some reliable sources for Chinese Lung Rabies information but years of media and gummint prevarication make that rather difficult. Fark the Democrat Party -- Media Complex -- much harder… Read more »
Yes, very hard.
Dallas County is imposing some big shutdown at end of day today but we are North of that. Gov. Abbott has kept things more voluntary, leaving local officials to do what is needed in their situations. Sounds reasonable but would be rulers will want top down control of course.
Morning Mac, Fatwa. Glad you got stuff ok. Very glad Fatwa has coffee. Time for some work training. I’ll try to check in if I have time.
Hi, Mac and dv8!
I swear I refreshed before posting my comment and didn’t see your 7:03; my apologies, I was not being rude.
Glad you were reasonably successful at Walmart; our two local super centers have done remarkably well restocking stuff. On more than one occasion, I’ve seen semis backed-up into the parking lot awaiting a bay at the store docks.
Wonder what fresh hell awaits us today…guess we’ll see. Yay!
Islamic “science”: Khadar Bin Muhammad, a Syracuse, NY imam, says that coronavirus is a manifestation of Allah’s wrath because women are showing their ankles.
I bet it’s because “white” women are showing their ankles.
Good morning Fatwa, Mac, Dv8 and teh rest of the GN!
Glad you were able to get some shopping done, Mac, for you and your extended family. Was hoping things were maybe in better shape in Texas.
Woke up this morning to the sound of mice/rats in the attic. They’ve been ignoring traps baited with peanut butter, so time to try something else and set more. Little bastards are apparently evolving.
OK, 6 new traps and new locations. Cat food, cream cheese, honey, maple syrup, and peanut butter.
Good luck with your rodent hunting! Have you sealed up access to your attic?
I have gone round and round this house and can’t figure out how they are getting in. The ones inside the house, I blame on Jack Tatum.
For most of last year, we didn’t have any problems. If it keeps up, will have a professional come out and take a look.
Are they getting into your garage, then into the attic? A rat only needs a hole the size of a quarter, a mouse much less.
(Coumadin) (Warfarin) related poison is the only way to truly rid yourself of them. It was very necessary in Portland where we had so much rain and so very many types of rodents.
Happy Armageddon Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Mac!, Fatwa. dv8. and Sven!
I’m off to Costco. They’re open from 8-9 am for those 60 and over, so I thought I’d give it a go and pick up some stuff for both us and the food closet at Mrs. Paddy’s church. Wish me luck!
Well, that was a total bust! The parking lot was full and they had the line wrapped back on itself 6 or 7 times. Each part of the line was about 75 yards long, with more people coming into it each second. I turned around and drove home. I might give it another shot on Thursday (they’re only doing early hours on Tues. and Thurs.).
Holy carp! Was it all old people in line?
Yes, it was.
I call bullshit on this. From the NY Times: Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety -- As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the “Chinese virus,” many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next…
Yes, the internment camps are scheduled for April 1.
I’ll take “Things that didn’t happen” for $500 Alex.
Jussie Smollett vs. Jim Acosta, celebrity edition.
Since we are all getting pats on the back for staying home and doing nothing, I want points for not yelling at two Asian-looking women I saw walking down the street this afternoon.
Armageddon sick and tired of the “nabobs of negativism” with their relentless “Orange Man Bad Satan-spawn” reportage.
Sorry your Costco trip was a bust. ‘Round here, it appears the panic-buying has largely abated…at least temporarily.
Hope you don’t have a Disney infestation. 👿
Over the past few days several Asian-American Twitter Blue-checks have claimed name-calling and other COVID-related bigotry in places like San Francisco. Riiiiiiight…not buying it.
…many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next…
They could learn from the Roof Koreans. 🙂
Good Gerbilly morning Mac, Sven, Fatwa, DV8 and Paddy from the middle time zone and still-quiet prairie! At this point, shopping is a little like “Chopped” in that you’re faced with substitutions (i.e. two or three cans of something people have left on the shelf). HEB has two staff outside the front doors directing people to the anti-bac dispenser *just* inside the door. Wal-Mart took the caps off the anti-bac wipes dispensers (so I guess you can make a costume?) However, the couple of times I’ve been out, I’ve seen a little patience and courtesy make a comeback. A little.… Read more »
LA_TeX! Nice to see you!
I’ve noticed a lot more courtesy in the stores as well.
Well, I did check in on the Wheel while I was out, but ran out of time to post a comment, Good to see TeX_LA here along with everyone else.
My fan control software has a bug where sometimes it turns all my computer fans on full blast even when nothing is going on. Then you have to switch it to “Auto” and then back to “Hi Performance” to clear out the effect.
I could run it in auto all the time, but I don’t trust it to work properly and switch into Hi Performance mode when it should. That would be annoying.
Also, glad I didn’t change jobs. In all probability, I’d be out of a job now, whereas news papers still are considered “essential.”
Glad you’re in a position where you’re still employed!
Oh thank G_d I didn’t choke on that one.
I remember the Anschutz peep sights on the target rifles in college. The adjustment knobs had a directional arrow and a single letter, like R or O. Which direction is O?
I looked that up, and couldn’t figure it out. But I lost my patience after a few minutes, to be honest.