Preparing for the big meltdown

‘I am a lineman for the county …’

Temperature 41 degrees predicted this coming Tuesday 02-23-31 for the Emerald City WI. (“We’re having a heat wave, a continental heat wave.”) Snow cover on the Experimental Work Farm (and Penal Colony) is an even 12 inches. First big test for the $12,000 dry-basement system installed last November. A crew jackhammered along the inside periphery of the basement walls. They buried slotted drainage pipes in clean gravel to drain into a dry well equipped with a 1/3-horsepower sump pump. Will pump the water out to the street gutter and thence to pristine Lake Wingra. You’re welcome.

Realistically, it will snow through early April, groundhog or not. Wisconsin is the state we have chosen, per Hyman Roth.

⇒ Today’s thought experiment — never mind Ted Cruz: Trump would have been on-scene to throw My Pillows at the storm stricken of Texas. Why does Uncle Joe get a pass?

Nobody asked me

If we had to choose who should succeed Rush Limbaugh it would be Mark Steyn. Maybe it’s his British accent but his humor is excoriating! But for now, they’ll play reruns of El Rushmo. We predict the QAnon crowd will then question his demise, with suitable theories of Deep State perfidy.

Dole, Blaska, & Tommy T

Speaking of Stage 4 lung cancer, what is your thought process when you are 97 years of age and told you have it? How hard do you fight? The head groundskeeper shook Bob Dole’s hand in 1996 when he ran for President. Unthinkingly, we extended the right hand, forgetting that the Senator’s own was paralyzed in the Italian campaign during WW2. Likely, we were not the first or last to do that.

The Lovely Lisa asked the Squire’s father what he thought about his own, similar diagnosis at age 80. Typical of his Greatest generation, Jerome answered “I guess I’ll just have to deal with it.”  Passed away 21 years ago this May 2. Survivors of the Great Depression and WW2 did not do self-pity.

When did needy, government-dependent whining replace “Ask not what your country can do for you?”

⇒ “What is Joe Biden’s plan to bring back [McDonald’s] chicken snack wraps?” one consumer tweeted before the Inauguration, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Our question for Mr. Biden: “When are the ammo shelves going to be full again? ”

The swamp is back

The essential Kimberley Strassel observes the announcement from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, darling of the progressive movement, announcing that she “supports Member-directed funding for community projects.

“Member-directed funding” is Swamp-speak for earmarks, pork, log-rolling, bridges to nowhere.

Pork and patronage is what greases machine politics. Look back to the great political machines of 50 and more years ago. They were connected at the hip with organized crime. The judges and politicians in Vito Corleone’s pockets, “like so many nickels and dimes,” was not hyperbole. (Andrew Cuomo — feel his wrath!)

Some good news, Illinois’ master fixer Michael Madigan, product of the Chicago machine, has resigned. Speaker of the Illinois House for all but two years since 1983? Are you kidding! And you wonder why the Land of Lincoln (pity the flatlanders) is losing population, their public worker pensions are unfunded, their taxes confiscatory.

Trying to pass for Victim

Deborah Kerr was shucking and jiving for some Progressive support. That’s what this blonde Susie Creamcheese was doing when she recalled being called the N-word back in high school. The candidate for state superintendent of schools suffers from the Rachel Dolezal syndrome, the Althea Bernstein/Jussie Smollett phenomenon. Once upon time, some needed to pass as white. Now they feel the need to pass as a victim.

How about a candidate that said enough with the victim mongering? How about a candidate for the state’s top education job saying: school opens up for in-classroom teaching tomorrow! Out with critical race theory!

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Appreciate that the Stately Manor has two wood-burning fireplaces and — thanks to a PIPELINE! — a natural gas stove.

Florida is flying its flags at half-mast for Rush; should Wisconsin?

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15 Responses to Preparing for the big meltdown

  1. Dave wrote, “Temperature 41 degrees predicted this coming Tuesday 02-23-31 for the Emerald City WI.”

    That’s motorcycle weather for me.


  2. Balboa says:

    Pipelines are bad, must be banned David.


    • George Parrino says:

      Big difference between petroleum pipelines and natural gas pipelines, If apetroleum pipeline leaks, it contaminates soil and ground/surface water, if a natural gas pipeline leaks in sort of cleans itself……and annihilates everything around it.


      • pANTIFArts says:

        The La Brea Tar Pits, in downtown Los Angeles, are one of the largest land-based petroleum leaks on the planet, yet L.A. lives on. Natural gas is natural gas, regardless if it is leaking from a pipeline, or an overturned semi on the side of the road. Humans can deal with these things.

        Liked by 1 person

      • David Blaska says:

        Or if a railroad car derails …

        Liked by 1 person

      • Batman says:

        Is there a superior more environmentally friendly means of transport Georgie?
        Remember the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill or the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, among others?
        All of this is much too complex for Ol’ Squinty eyes to comprehend however and he wouldn’t care even if he could as long as the right people profit.

        Love the part where Will Hunting describes the alcoholic Skipper of the Exxon Valdez *playing slalom with icebergs* that begins at the 1:50second mark.
        The entire NSA job interview is great writing.


        • Balboa says:

          Everyone Shush, George “the science guy” is speaking. We must all heed “the science” but only if “that science” comes for Liberal.

          George. Go get effing shinebox!


  3. pANTIFArts says:

    Yeah, spring is right around the corner, and with it, the start of PROTEST SEASON!!! (Being out of power, the next 2 yrs should be “ours”)
    But, having jobs, commitments, and other responsibilities, protesting is not a viable option for most of us. –I have an answer.–
    After the results of the last election, Democrats have failed to renew the contracts of thousands of professional protesters. Hundreds more have been allowed to slip into free agency. How to pay them is the problem. Any money given to them may end up going to Progressive causes. I am sure they would work for “weed”, but none of us are acquainted with any “weed merchants”. (giving y’all the benefit of doubt on this one!) Plus the bulk quantities we would require would exceed “Felonious Possession”, so that’s out. We can’t even feed them because I don’t know what they eat, only that it is not “real” food.
    So I’m stumped. But, there is still plenty of time to work out the logistics, and input is welcome. Any ideas? And what would we demand? Too early to impeach Biden? How long should we wait? So many questions.

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  4. georgessson says:

    A Rush successor won’t be the same by any stretch… However, Nice Photo of THREE outstanding sincere, staunch and reasonable Conservatives leaders -National, State and Local.


  5. old baldy says:

    “When are the ammo shelves going to be full again? ” Well, when folks quit hoarding ammunition and reloading components. Hornady had a post a couple weeks ago, said they and every other manufacturer were making it as fast as possible, but can’t keep up with demand. Primers are the new toilet paper.


    • Batman says:

      Yeah baldy that is what all the manufactures keep saying and yet the shelves remain bare for *many* months on end.
      Some thing is amiss.

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      • AdamC says:

        Liberals have made up a huge chunk of first-time gun buyers since the mostly fiery, monthslong BLM-Antifa coast-to-coast insurrection.

        They realize they need self-protection as the police in many urban areas stand down while rioters Burn-Loot-Murder.

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  6. georgessson says:

    Susie Cream Cheese is spot-on…. The real Deborah Kerr always looked swell & strong w/ her various co-stars and great scripts. Her name-sake seems to be just another snowflake, flitting about wherever/whenever the slightest breeze nudges her.


  7. Bill says:

    Speaking of protests and protesters, we here in Wisconsin are not being told the truth about what is going on in Milwaukee or Madison. The real players and their backgrounds are not being exposed by the lame stream media.

    But not no more!

    By listening and reading and learning, I have come across a source called: Wisconsin Right Now

    If you really want to know what is going on in Wisconsin and want the well documented TRUTH! Check out this source.

    As a disclaimer, I do not have anything to do with this site. I have just come across it and have not even so much have made a comment on it.

    BTW- If you want to get away from all this madness in this season of Lent, check out some Nathan Pacheco music.

    Sometimes you just have to let the beauty of faith carry you through the shoals.


  8. Eric Z says:

    Dave, you’re going to love the new system in your basement. We had one installed at a former place of employment and the basement was bone dry after that. Just keep an eye on the backup battery to confirm it holds a charge.


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