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Happy long weekend Widdershins

So Memorial Day is officially on the 25th, Monday.  In many parts of the country it was also previously known as Decoration Day and is a day to honor and mourn those who were in the military and lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.  You can kind of see that in the image above.

I’m sure there will be many among us who will indeed go to lay wreaths or flowers at the graves of those they have known who died while “serving”.  Of course since the day officially falls on Monday there will be plenty of time on Friday and Saturday to get in their barbecues and other normal celebrations for the weekend.  Exactly how those celebrations occur remains to be seen but if tRump had his way it would be full speed ahead and damn the virus.

However this year let’s think of some other dead we could say died because of their country.  Let’s go ahead, round up, and say the one hundred thousand who have died from or due to complications of covid-19.  We should honor these souls because it is all too possible that we could have had fewer deaths from the virus if our incompetent President* been able or willing to get his shit together instead of blaming everyone else.  And when I refer to those souls I mean the patients, first responders, and all of the health care workers who lost their lives among many others.. Sorry tRump there will be something else to add to that asterisk after your name in the history books:  impeached and failed the country.

Charles Ives: Decoration Day

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Good weekend Widdershins

So, here we are with a leaderless, rudderless, federal government that consists of a man who is the purported President*, who just reels off untruths and lies at a daily “briefing”, and then attacks a reporter for giving him a softball question.  I believe I agree with Rachel.  Don’t broadcast this bullshit live.  Tape those and show later if you must show them.

Currently we have seventy million Americans who have been told to stay home.  Illinois was the latest to do so but it surely won’t be the last one.  I expect Louisiana’s governor to do the same soon since we have one of the highest rates of infection on a per capita basis.

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Because why not a saxophone group called Nuclear Whales?

 

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Take the discussion wherever you wish to go with it.

Good Weekend Widdershins

So is it a good weekend so far?  For me, dunno yet.  I’m doing my best to ignore the pandemic at least for the weekend.  I’ve put the tv on one of the music channels tuned to “light classical”.  I just don’t want to hear anything more about Covid 19 or the blatherings of El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago nor his butt-kissing Surgeon General.  So let’s just enjoy some toe-tapping St. Paddy’s Day or other Irish songs.

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Good Weekend Widdershins

Yes it’s still two weeks away.  Yes this may be premature but you know what?  As Auntie Mame said “We need a little Christmas” so we need a little bit of spring right now.

We have a disease that is working it’s way across the country and have a President* who, instead of relying on science, goes with “hunches”.  A President* who thought it was a good, great idea to cut funding for the CDC and NIH.  A President* who thought it was a good idea to appoint his Vice President to head the federal response to the corona virus. A man who as governor of Indiana refused to go along with a needle exchange program that led to one of the largest outbreaks of AIDS in his state.  So yeah, we need a little spring right about now.

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And don’t forget (although except for possibly your stove, microwave, wall clocks, you should be covered): 

Good weekend widdershins-what’s left of it

Being that most of the shinners are on the west coast I thought I’d take my time to do the weekend post.  Also, tree pollen here is sky high and even with my allergy meds I’ve still been sneezing and I’m keeping the tissues nearby.  Achoo!

So let’s take a look at some cartoons.  Since most of the cartoonists have their cartoons ready to go somewhat early, I didn’t see a lot of them dealing with Biden’s SC win.  But let’s face it:  there were/are plenty of other topics.

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Okie doke.  Hope y’all enjoyed them.

 

Good weekend Widdershins

Ah yes, it certainly is getting crazy out there.  tRump is impeached.  Bill Barr is running the Justice Department like it’s a wholly owned subsidiary to benefit tRump, Pompeo at State had no idea that one of his ambassadors was under a possible threat in Ukraine, and Pence’s reputation as the good boy is being sullied.  And of course they all have one phrase in common:  I don’t recall.  They also all have at least one thing in common; Lev Parnas’ great note taking.  I tell ya, if the Dems do take the White House back this year they are going to have to tent the W.H., State and Justice Dept buildings just to get the taint out.

With all of that happening, lets’ take a look at some songs about crazy, going crazy and the like.

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(turn your volume down for this one)

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Okie doke folks, that’s about it for me.  We have had, ahem, crazy weather here with highs getting into the low 80s which means running the a/c in January plus my dehumidifier.  Now we have a yuge cold front heading down and we’re going to drop into the forties for the high on Tuesday. I think my sinuses can just give it up.

Of course open thread.

 

 

 

Good weekend Widdershins

The past week or so has been a lot of college bowl games (leaving the best for last on Jan 13th) and today started the NFL wildcard playoff games.  The Saints play their wildcard game Sunday at noon central time and of course I’ve got my fingers crossed for that.

So let’s take a look at some political cartoons again.  They run the gamut from Christmas to New Years to the latest Iraq mess.

 

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As they say in the Looney Tunes “that’s all folks”.  h/t to The Week for having the cartoons in an easy to find and use location.  And I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of them concerning the Iran kerfuffle.

Open thread of course.

 


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