Teh Squeaky Wheel
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Wheelizens!
Delighted to see RabBeet did some slow-typing and read that she and BW returned safely home with half of their stake. Not so delighted to read about Good Niece’s car; criminy.
Also glad to see Harper!!1! came by and that dv8 haz new pants. 😉
Dayum the news is vexing…especially the Afghanistan clusterfark and increasing Kovid krayzee. (We didn’t go insane over SARS or avian flu or what-have-you; why are so many people demanding everyone get “teh jab” now? None of this carp will end well…but at least the current fakey-pretend POTUS isn’t posting mean Tweets.
America’s back, baybee:
Just as long as he gets his pudding, he won’t have any temper tantrums, I hear--least of all on social media.
I came across this musical oddity yesterday. Found the lyrics and ran them through Google Translate which suggested they’re in Bosnian but the translation was English gobbledygook. Nonetheless, I can relate to the title: “Don’t Happy, Be Worry”:
Shouldn’t we be seeing fawning news coverage of the fact CA might elect its first Black Governor?
You would think.
But isn’t Larry Elder in the KKK or something?
Dave Chappelle’s video can’t be embedded from Youtube, so just a link, because I don’t feel like searching it out on some other platform.
That was an instant classic as soon as it aired on “Chapelle’s Show”.
Also loved this one:
Regarding the thread pic: that would be Svenlanka working from home.
Good morning, Fatwa, and happy Thursday, GN!
Explosion in Kabul -- who couldn’t see that one coming? If ISIS is the enemy of the Taliban, then the smartest tactic they could employ is to start something that gets Americans and Taliban fighting and killing each other. No better win-win for them.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Like dv8, I’m on TOR again. I flushed my browser cache yesterday while troubleshooting a login problem and that’s when Teh Wheel went to sh!t. It will probably take a few days to fix itself. Oh, well, at least I can get on.
Fatwa -- I looked up the artist who performs that interesting musical piece -- he’s Montenegrin.
Here’s my dark thought for the day. Timothy McVeigh didn’t turn anti-American overnight. His first doubts about the govt began while serving in the Army in Iraq during the first Gulf War (1991). He expressed doubt and anger over killing brown people who had done nothing to him or as far as he could tell, to America. After returning home, he becomes radicalized over Ruby Ridge and then Waco.
McVeigh’s Army service is only part of that story, but how many members of the military in Afghanistan right now or that served there over the last 20 years, are knee deep in or watching this clusterfark and starting down the same path McVeigh went?
McVeigh may have been a Democrat, but I certainly understand how he got to where he was at.
And there’s always a small percentage of troubled people who go down that path.
The New Zealand mass shooter was upset over a string of murders, rapes and other injustices committed by Muslim immigrants post 911. One day, he just cracked.
G’day, Sven and Paddy!
I’m surprised Montenegro hasn’t had to change its name. 👿
Interesting that’s where “Rambo Amadeus” is from; wish the English translation of the lyrics had made more sense but whaddayagonnado?
Heard about the Kabul airport suicide bomber while I was running errands; JFC what a shambles Uncle Choo-Choo’s puppeteers have wrought.
On the plus side, it appears the Feds are going to restart oil and gas leases on “their” lands after having their ass(es) handed to them on a platter in the courts.
That’s good news on the oil and gas front.
It is, but there will probably be lawsuit after lawsuit to stop it.
Energy independence? Never heard of it.
Listening to Biden, I don’t think I’ve ever been more ashamed of my country than I am today. This POS is our leader?
I’m sure my dead Dad is very sorry he voted for him.
I found a very beautiful version of “The Parting Glass” that I put on the Midnight Oil yesterday, in case anyone missed it. Here it is again, just cuz.
And it still makes me cry.
But I have never heard anything more moving than Harper’s a cappella version; of which, I’m sorry to say, there is no known recording.
She closed down many taverns with it, back in the day, and you could hear a pin drop, and there was nary a dry eye.
But I can still hear it in my soul.
Wow -- I would have loved to have heard that.
I would have loved to have heard that. Do you have any recordings of her singing?
No I’m afraid I don’t. Her A Cappella stuff was haunting, other worldly, Tolkeinesque, even…