‘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.
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.