It’s all too beautiful, as the Small Faces sang.
Rode my Softail Slim into Sauk City from Madison WI and asked attendant at the Kwik Trip if she knew of any speakeasies. “No,” she said. “Everything is closed.”
But this old settler had a hunch and weaved his machine through the hills and dales of Sauk County, past farmers putting corn seed into the soil, to a remote country tavern where — Praised Be God! — 14 motorcycles were cooling off under the watch of half-again as many riders. Them good ol’ boys and gals were soaking in the sunshine, the scenery, barley suds, and burgers.
With cold one in hand, your bloggeur came outside hearing gunfire somewhere in the wooded hills beyond and the brattle of Harley Davidsons passing through. “Welcome to America,” Blaska announced.
That is, until about 2:30 in the afternoon when the bartendress announced that some upstanding citizen had blown the whistle on her.
O.K., I’ll bite
“Democrats always set standards that come back and bite them. They have created a cage of their own making.”
That is Maureen Dowd, bemoaning the wages of identity politics, in her Sunday New York Times piece headlined “Joe says it ain’t so.”
When liberals heralded the idea that all women must be believed, it made me wince. Al Franken was pressured to pack up without a hearing, given a push by Kirsten Gillibrand, who told The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer that while she had not talked to any of her colleague’s accusers: “The women who came forward felt it was sexual harassment. So it was.”
Most Democratic women already considered Brett Kavanaugh guilty of attempted rape as a 17-year-old virgin before he took the stand to defend himself. The eagerness to pin Kavanaugh produced a giddy new environment in which incredible tales, like that of Julie Swetnick, who claimed to have witnessed Kavanaugh at parties with rape lines, were treated as credible.
Al Franken was defenestrated for doing less.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: No. #1 Son Max predicts Democrats will NOT nominate Joe Biden. The Eisenhower-era mainframe, Ol’ Sparky, gives Max a 52.5% chance of being right.