Teh Squeaky Wheel
Good morning, Sovereign Wheelizens!
I see that the peasants are revolting across the nation; that’s as it should be.
And yet, all of us dangerous, ign’ant, angry, cousin-schtupping gun nuts with microscopic genitalia have somehow failed to shoot a single politician to date.
How could this possibly be?
Hope that Jack’s doing well this morning.
In response to Mac’s thread pic:
Good morning, GN! Hello, Fatwa -- how’s the GA reopening going?
Tatum is doing somewhat better this morning -- think it’s going to take some time to heal up completely -- it was a nasty wound.
I’m curious as to how many hospitals and how much organized medical aid was provided in NY and elsewhere by LGBTXXXX groups?
I wonder how many of the protesters were arrested for failing to disperse? Did the mayor issue a statement condemning the protesters and threatening to close their organization?
Fair points. 👿
How is Clan O’Furnijur doing this morning?
Fair to middlin’, Fatwa. I just made an early-hours Costco run. The line was well-organized and it didn’t take me too long to get in. They had a sign outside listing what items were out of stock and what in-demand items they had in stock. We’ve still got at least a six week supply of TP, so there was no need to get the Costco one-year supply. Beef was almost non-existent.
I will be making a Costco run myself today. As of yesterday masks are required so I guess I will be trying out the one Elena made for me. Oh joy.
Hi, Mac! Other than fogging glasses, masks aren’t too bad.
My next door neighbor had a graduation party for her daughter on Sunday. Everyone gathered on the front lawn and front patio. When it started, about half the people wore masks. As it wore on, more people started removing them and standing closer.
Pictures, Mac, or it didn’t happen!
Not much to see. It may surprise you to learn it is plain black, or maybe it wouldn’t.
Not too many people and no lines. I got most of what I had on my small list and a few more items. Came home and unloaded and went to Walmart. They had good stocks, even paper goods, better than last week. Only the disinfectant wipes and disinfectant sprays were showing bare shelves, and I have gotten enough of those to last the family a while, hopefully until things ease up.
I even managed to order four quarts of 91% isopropyl alcohol from Sams Club, in two orders. In both cases it went out of stock minutes after I ordered, seconds in one case. I have picked up pints of 70% on two occasions when I found them in stores as it is all I have seen that was not silly expensive, so this was good. The whole family tends to use a lot so we had some on hand but it has been a concern so I have been watching. This will cover everyone for a while. I will get more as I can, though.
I even went to Home Depot. I used to buy gallon cans of it sold as shellac thinner to use in my shop. Guess others knew too, empty shelves.
OK, Masked Mac
Well damn! You look good in black, Mac!
I do look my best with my face covered.
Exactly! This is the point I always made to other atheists (when I was one of them as well as now) It’s always religious organizations that provide help to those in need. That have a calling to do so.
When Oregon went bankrupt and could not provide even basic mandated medicaid, Providence, a catholic hospital, among others, provided coverage for (us) poor people even to the extent of providing our prescriptions.
Secular groups have no such calling or mission built into their various philosophies or views. This includes even secular groups that are not left or far left.
There is, for example, no Hermann Hoppe, Anarcho Capitalist Hospital, nor an Ayn Rand Memorial Individualist Hospital, There is no Richard Dawkins Atheist Hospital. In fact Atheism counts among histories murderer if we consider that all murderous communist regimes killed 10s of millions and were decidedly atheist.
Individuals, however, with a religious calling always take up the slack in situations like these.
Mormons have been following all the local laws, no matter how over reaching they may be, and have converted their sacred garment factories into manufacturing masks and hospital scrubs and such since January 2020.
Hebrew and Cathodic and protestant groups have been doing the same.
Glad to read Tatum’s doing better this morning; hope that continues.
I’d forgotten about that “Get Smart” gag; heh.
Things here in GA seem to be maintaining; malls have been allowed to reopen, although a lot of the stores remain closed and many customers are shying away thus far. I’m not aware in any large spike in either new infections or deaths here.
Customers did turn out at one mall to purchase the latest Air Jordan sneakers:
CorporateToolK continues to work from home and JimCo’s been -- fortunately -- staying pretty busy despite the delay in starting that large project. BK and I are both grateful we can work remotely.
“Samaritan’s Purse will be gone from New York within two weeks,” said Natalie James, the co-founder of the Reclaim Pride Coalition. “We are very relieved and consider this to be a victory of the LGBT community and other oppressed groups.”
What a stupid age we live in.
Agreed. More and more I’m thinking that manufactured tribalism is here to stay and I might as well choose mine and say fu*k off to the rest of them. No anger, no rancor, just eff off.
Tribalism, eh? I’m a member of one…
As somone belonging to an “oppressed group” -- especially in NYC of late -- Ms. Northrop doesn’t speak for me.
Christopher Moore used to write some pretty good books, but the last time I looked he’d gotten quite woke and I put him down. This bit from his book Fluke tho has been bouncing around in my head the past several weeks. Clay is being lectured by his girlfriend about the proper handling of the raw chicken he’s preparing for a meal and the dangers of salmonella.
“Fine, fuck it,” Clay said, tossing the plate into the yard. The chicken parts bounced nicely, breading themselves with a light coating of sand, ants, and dried grass. “When did chicken become like plutonium anyway, for Christ’s sake? You can’t let it touch you or it’s certain fucking death. And eggs and hamburgers kill you unless you cook them to the consistency of limestone! And if you turn on your fucking cell phone, the plane is going to plunge out of the sky in a ball of flames? And kids can’t take a dump anymore but they have to have a helmet and pads on make them look like the Road Warrior. Right? Right? What the fuck happened to the world? When did everything get so goddamn deadly? Huh? I’ve been going to sea for thirty damned years, and nothing’s killed me. I’ve swum with everything that can bite, sting, or eat you, and I’ve done every stupid thing at depth that any human can — and I’m still alive. Fuck, Clair, I was unconscious for an hour underwater less than a week ago, and it didn’t kill me. Now you’re going to tell me that I’m going to get whacked by a fucking chicken leg? Well, just fuck it then!”
That reminds me…I’ve got to wash, wrap and freeze some chicken breasts.
If I don’t make it back, avenge my death, plztks.
Well that didn’t work. Tried sneaking Tatum’s antibiotics into his wet food and he wasn’t having it. And out the door he went.
I suppose it wouldn’t do much good to put the antibiotics in a headless mouse, would it?
Isn’t the head the part he eats? I hope he is not a zombie cat.
Maybe Sven could just hold Tatum firmly, pry open his mouth, put the medicine in, then visit the local urgent care.
I’m sure that would work.
Creamed herring would work, I bet.
:: shudder ::
Good G_d that sh¡t is gross!
Let’s get to work cuz we need that paycheck! Poof
Happy Quarantine Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Sven -- I’m glad Jack is going to be okay. He’s luck to have found you and Mrs. Sven.
How long do you think it will be? For the children!!
Sven -- my colleague and her friends recommend https://parkanimalhospitalsimi.com/
Mrs Sven said the same thing if we couldn’t get him in American. Part of it is distance -- the shorter the drive with screaming cat, the better. But we may give then a whirl -- thanks, Paddy.
Watching the daily Chinese virus updates from govt officials, damn near every one of them has a deaf/sign language interpreter off to the side. Why? If there were deaf people in the physical audience, OK, but I doubt there is -- wouldn’t any deaf person watching these damn things on a tv have closed captioning capability?
Yeah, but you can’t virtue signal with CC, you need the dorky looking interpreter. That says “Inclusion.”
Good Evening EveryGerbillyBody!
I like the black-masked Mac -- it works! Mine’s all funky jungle and zebra stripes (a friend made it).
Our Wal-Mart seems to be catching up on stocks, which is a goodness …
Writing these cover letters is draining. It’s “Defending Your Life” over, and over and over again. Sadly, “I’ve been doing this since before Windows was a thing,” I don’t think would go over well. But it might be a funny t-shirt.
I keep getting tempted to throw in *some* humorous aside but I’m afraid I’m going to pick something they have to Google. o_0
I’ve had it happen.
Other than that, just another day on the prairie. I’m waiting on my cukes to come up, and I *hope* I follow the rhubarb instructions correctly and I’ll get those to come up.
:: fingers crossed ::