Teh Squeaky Wheel
Wow. One Melon Collie dog there.
Sunday Punday greetin’s, Wheelizens!
Hi, dv8 (and Harper!!1!)!
T’anks for the Claire Wolfe link yesterday; too bad she’s not better known.
I don’t undersand enough about teh intertoobz to know if your theory is correct but it’d be nice to test your suggested solution.
Had a dream a few nights ago that I’d gone to L.A. for a JimCo job and got stuck there due to the Kovid krayzee. Was contemplating hitchhiking back to GA.
If anyone knows how to contact Jerry directly, he might be able to affect a test of that. I’m not sure what DNS service and/or hosting/self hosting he uses for tehsqueak.com but ….
Shakespeare on Shakespeare:
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), and Fatwa!
I’ve been reading about California’s rising Chinese Lung Rot numbers and increasing hospitalizations. What I haven’t been reading is any mainstream news outlet pushing people to seek treatment early in the disease process. Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, and a monoclonal antibody from Regeneron have all proved safe and effective (and cheap!) and reduce hospitalizations and death by 75-85%. Pres. Trump had the government purchase the entire supply of the Regeneron treatment, so that is available free. The CDC and Fauci have even admitted that it works, yet we don’t hear about how to treat this disease, just ‘get the jab’. Conspiracy theorists might think there’s a reason for this.
One of the many things I am too stoopit to unnerstan’ about this “pandemic” is the laser focus on everyone getting “Teh Jab”, given the overall survival rates.
Ditto scaring people away from inexpensive alternative treatments which appear to have a high degree of efficacy.
This ain’t the Black Death. Or even Ebola.
Just read that New Orleans’ 911 system carped its bed. Guess we need moar gummint to fix it.
Best wishes to the Redneck Navy for the next several days.
The CDC has quietly announced that as of 12/22/21 they will withdraw their emergency use authorization request for the COVID-19 PCR test. All healthcare agencies are to use some other test, hinting that they know the PCR test can’t tell the difference between COVID and the flu.
My guess is that come January, we’ll see COVID case numbers come crashing down as we get much more accurate diagnostic numbers and the Left will laud Joey Puddin’ Brain as a genius for getting us out of this pandemic.
Interesting.Many companies are now requiring prove of vaccination or weekly testing -- I wonder how this will impact that?
Happy Sunday, boys and girls.
I wonder if the left will use the same logic about those that stayed in Louisiana as they have tried to do about those left in Afghanistan -- that they had plenty of warning to leave and that whatever happens to them now is on them. I wonder too if media will use the word “stranded” to describe them.
okay. I’m looking something up this afternoon. I’ll probably be back later to tell my weird story.
Looking forward to it!
Question for Fatwa -- does JimCo have any experience and/or knowledge in re metal roofing? If so, I’d love to pick your brain -- in a non-zombie fashion, of course.
Yeah, so right now, I can’t get the freedomphone.com site on my cable internet. But I can on my phone and on TOR.
Okay. here is the story:
I’m not going to be good at telling this. I can already sense that, even now.
In a nutshell: Last Wednesday morning, I was well into the Big Route early, because we had to go to Flagstaff later on that afternoon, so I wanted to get as much sleep as I could before that.
Anyway, I have a couple of stops up in Oak Creek Canyon--two machines that don’t really sell a lot of papers. But I was on my way down from the canyon from those. This was around 2 am, I’m guessing.
Well, I’d just passed the first Damnable Roundabout ™ and I saw something strange up ahead. There was an almost invisible figure ahead of me, walking north in the southbound lane that I was in.
And not just on the side of the road, but right in the center. Someone could have blinked at the wrong time and hit her without seeing her. Very dark clothing, looked like Hispanic, elderly, the only thing visible really was her grey hair.
Well right before the roundabout, the speed limit becomes 25, so I was going pretty slow at that point. But I had to cross the center line to go around her. After that I looked in my rearview mirror, and saw that she was ambling over to the side of the lane at that point. I actually was pretty rattled by that and missed my stop at the Matterhorn motel--which has a paper machine also--and had to back up a bit to pull into the parking lot.
I didn’t think anything more about it and would probably have forgotten about the incident completely, and/or pushed it down into deep deep rabbit hole memory. But…
Our next paper comes out on Friday, so Thursday night, I happened to see the story of a woman who was killed walking along the highway at 5am shortly before the sun began coming up. She was evidently walking in the northbound lane at that point, and was hit by a driver from Cottonwood, heading north.
I thought well, it would probably have taken her 2 or 3 hours to walk that far from where I saw her--if in fact this was the same woman. So I thought I’d better call the police and let them know.
So, after my shift that morning, I went over to the Police station and talked to the dispatcher gave her the details and then later that afternoon, when I woke up, I called and talked to a detective and answered whatever questions he had about it.
The strange thing about talking to the cops for any reason, is you never get to find out what happened in the story. So you’re just left wondering.