Mass or otherwise!
The devil struggling for the remnants of Blaska’s soul is proposing that the irascible bloggeur assemble a small fleet of automobiles, pick-up trucks, bicycles, and tour buses. The vehicles will be parked in the driveway, on the front lawn, and on the street out front come next Thursday, Thanksgiving day.
Only to determine the alacrity with which some neighborhood hall monitor reports the Stately Manor to the public health Stasi. The betting line is the swat team busts its way through the reinforced front door as the three residents speak a few words of gratitude. (“Everyone, step away from the cranberries.”) The remaining chairs in the Great Feasting Room will be filled with those cardboard cut-outs one sees in otherwise vacant football stadiums. That includes dear departed grandma Audrey (“Ogwie” as the little guy called her).
To alleviate their embarrassment, we intend to serve the invading Polizei a generous slice of pumpkin pie crowned with authentic Kool Whip. The drumstick, on the other hand, is reserved for the Squire of the Manor. We Americans retain some rights, even here in the Peoples’ Republic of Madison WI amid the Covid lockdown.
For Madison/Dane County public health has mandated “no indoor gatherings, mass or otherwise.”
Hold the phone!
A New York Times headline proclaims “Trump was right!” NOW they admit it!
“When Trump was right and many Democrats wrong; Children have suffered because many mayors and governors were too willing to close public schools.”
Schools, especially elementary schools, do not appear to have been major sources of coronavirus transmission, and remote learning is proving to be a catastrophe for many low-income children.
Trump’s Operation Warp Speed is already being recognized as one of history’s greatest public health mobilizations. Seems likely a vaccine — or vaccines, plural — will be available by Christmas (assuming Christmas won’t be outlawed). Joe Biden would not be president-elect (possibly) if the vaccine news had come out the last week in October.
Everything is racist!
No stone unturned. The University of Wisconsin is moving a huge commemorative rock on the Madison campus because someone 100 years ago once used a racist term to describe it. At a cost of up to $75,000, because the Black Student Union. (More here.)
Notice something? The higher the educational level, the greater the idiocy.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Who knew that Thanksgiving would become such a political statement? State Rep-elect Francesca Hong (D-Madison) — a favorite of Comrade Nichols and Progressive Dane — wants it banned entirely! Something about white meat supremacy. We like the drumstick’s dark meat.