Teh Squeaky Wheel
Tim Pool’s Subverse News has been doing pure reporting of regular citizens stepping up to the plate and doing whatever they can.
Creative people doing a lot of cool stuff, this episode is about distilleries making hand sanitizer.
Sunday greetin’s, Wheelizens!
I’ve seen several tales of craft distilleries attempting to provide hand sanitizer while trying to deal with stupid and/or arcane alcohol legislation. One place which makes rum cannot legally sell hand sanitizer, so they were giving it away with the purchase of a bottle of rum.
Several other places had sanitizer ready to package, save for the addition of a mandated adulterant. Apparently, a lot of our fellow citizens are prone to drinking alcohol which has already been mixed with aloe / glycol / what-have-you.
Just more examples of gummint keeping us safe…something which we are clearly too droolingly stupid to accomplish without helpful, caring bureaucrats.
Since we keep some Spam in the “apocalypse closet” (yeah, that’s its official designation), we occasionally fry-up a can that’s nearing its “use by” date as an Atkins-friendly snack. 🙂
Some of the varietals are actually pretty tasty. (And are often accompanied by me singing, “Come on and go Hawaiian!”)
Good morning, Fatwa and Dv8 -- happy Sunday, GN!
I still can’t take the national caterwauling. It hurts my ears and the parsing hurts my head. I want to believe common sense will break out. Because, “don’t let a good crisis go to waste” is getting really fvcking old.
Very nicely put, Tex.
Have the exploded mouse bits been tidied-up? (Euwwwwww!)
Read that the L.A. Shitty Council had a virtual meeting using Zoom. However -- because gummint competence -- it wasn’t properly secured, so citizens were logging-in and displaying their schlongs in the public comments channel.
that is funny.
Waving your schlong at govt officials is an expression of free speech and protected by the COTUS.
As far vermin parts, there’s been nothing in the house lately, but the vermin in the walls were making a racket last night. I’ll take a jaunt into the attic in a little bit, but last night I was tempted to punch holes in the drywall and try to get to the beast directly from ground level.
Because some of you just looooooove cats, I will report that Jack Tatum is doing fine -- came home about an hour ago, demanded more food, did not want to be petted cuz he was very tired, and is now sleeping soundly.
Well this is good news: “Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide”
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8, Fatwa, and Sven!
For some reason you have to have FDA approval to sell a mixture of ethanol, glycol, and/or aloe and call it “hand sanitizer”. Yeah, government has gotten way too big.
Sven -- that’s great news about essential services. Sheriff Villanueva will have to try a third time to shut down gun stores.
The story above shows that the senate is taking their calls though, and trying to get the regulations waived at least for the duration of the crisis..
If there are regulations which can be waived during a crisis, perhaps they’re regulations we don’t need period.
my thoughts as well.
Teh Younger got some bad news from his work this morning. They have a 1940’s wooden sailing vessel that was rebuilt as a square-rigged brig. She’s a 129-foot replica of the Pilgrim that Richard Henry Dana sailed on and wrote about in Two Years Before The Mast. She was used as a living history exhibit. This morning she keeled in her slip. From the picture it looks like a bilge pump failure. She was scheduled for a haul-out in January, but the yard overbooked and haul-out was postponed until June. Her useful life is now over, unless someone with a lot of disposable income can rescue her. The Ocean Institute is already reeling from being shut down at their busiest time of the year; this is an added expense, and loss, that they can ill afford.
that is a shame : (
That is really too bad, Paddy.
It really is. This will impose a cost with no return, that they cannot afford at this time. I really hope this doesn’t put them under.
Cleaning up my office and listening to much Alice Cooper that has gotten me out of my funk. Take a look at this: Hollywood Vampires, live in Portugal 2016. The Vampires were, in my cynical opinion, put together so that Johnny Depp could pretend to be a real rock star, but it’s a pretty solid performance fronted by AC with Joe Perry (Aerosmith) on lead guitar paying homage to those rockers that died. Can Depp play a lick? Don’t know, but he’s got that rock start look down to a tee. Great set list.
Raise the Dead
I Got a Line on You (Spirit cover)
20th Century Boy (T. Rex cover)
Pinball Wizard (The Who cover)
My Generation (The Who cover)
Manic Depression (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)
Cold Turkey (Plastic Ono Band cover)
Come Together (The Beatles cover)
7 and 7 Is (Love cover)
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)
Five to One / Break On Through (to the Other Side)(The Doors cover)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie cover)
Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)
As Bad As I Am
Stop Messin’ Around (Fleetwood Mac cover)
My Dead Drunk Friends
Ace of Spades (Motörhead cover)
I’m Eighteen (Alice Cooper cover)
Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith cover)
Train Kept A-Rollin’ (Tiny Bradshaw cover)
School’s Out (Alice Cooper cover) (with ‘Another Brick in the Wall Part 2’ snippet)
Vermin check -- no traps sprung, but my eyeball had me up early this morning and I could hear it in the walls. So changed bait to nuts, which it seems to like, left a few around the traps and I’ll see if that gets ’em.
I’m listening to Mrs Sven in the next room counseling a recently-diagnosed cancer patient. She has a real gift for helping and I’m glad she’s still doing this.
Mrs. Sven is a blessing and a Good Gerbil®
Well this can’t be right -- why would the Chinese lie?
“A stack of urns at a funeral home in Wuhan, the city’s official cremation rates, and reports of an overwhelmed health care system have prompted speculation that Wuhan’s real COVID-19 death toll could be in the tens of thousands—despite the Chinese government reporting 2,535 deaths from just over 50,000 coronavirus infections.”