“Every house visited [by the disease] be marked with a red cross of a foot long in the middle of the door, evident to be seen, and with these usual printed words, that is to say, “Lord, have mercy upon us,” to be set close over the same cross, there to continue until lawful opening of the same house.”— promulgation of the Lord Mayor of London for the Great Plague of 1665 (thought to be Sir Anthony of Fauci).
Not a good weekend. Badgers lose to a 2-4 team. Packers lose their second straight, this time at Lambeau. And Blaska has Covid-19. Probably had it Thursday afternoon when I took my third booster shot in one arm and this year’s influenza vaccination in the other. There’s irony for you.
Probably gave it to the Lovely Lisa and Number One Son. If misery loves company, we’ve got a full house. Will quarantine for 5 days but we’ll survive. (Leave casseroles on doorstep, under the sign of the cross [painted with the blood of a heretic]. Also accepting PayPal.) If the Squire bumped into you in the last week, stick a cotton swab up your nose. If you are a liberal, wear a face mask as you read this blogge (included only with Platinum Subscription).
Don’t seem to be developing that third eyeball, as anti-vaxxers predicted. Disappointed. At least the pandemic is over, Brandon says. This Covid, cannot distinguish it from a good case of the flu. Even as we work the keyboard of our ancient Kaypro portable computer, the indentured servants at the Stately Manor are reciting the inspirational words of Clark Griswold:
"Hallelujah! Holy sh*t! Where's the Tylenol?"
What is past is prologue!
Mandela Barnes “is so much better” than incumbent Ron Johnson, the Sunday WI State Journal rhapsodizes. It’s hard to believe how much better! Very hard to believe, in fact. The Democrat is “understandably critical of police shootings … and expressed some sympathy for calls to defund police in the past.” That past being before he decided to run for U.S. Senate. Another foxhole conversion!
Problem is, “64 percent of Americans blame ‘Woke politicians’ for crime spike,” a Harvard/Harris public opinion poll finds. Anyone want to argue that Mandela Barnes is less Woke than Ron Johnson?
As the worm turns
Why Republicans are anticipating a red wave election:
- The Left is cheering for the death penalty. At least, for the Parkland FL high school shooter.
- Did anyone tell Brenda Konkel? “Amid New York City’s housing crisis, progressives warm to developers.” — headline in print version of Sunday’s New York Times.
- The Times also reports that Democrats on the campaign trail are keeping arm’s distance from their own $1.9 Trillion economic rescue package. The spending blow-out poured too much money into the economy, triggering inflation, as Republicans predicted.
Rule by expert — The execrable Jim Acosta on CNN accused Dr. Mehmet Oz of “ableism” for questioning whether stroke victim John Fetterman was physically able to represent the state of Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate. His two guests contradicted Acosta, saying Fetterman’s ability to serve is not up to his doctors but a legitimate issue for the voters to decide. ABLE-ism? Play-offs?
PLAY OFFS? !!!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Lord have mercy upon us, we’re old enough to remember when the Wisconsin State Journal was Madison’s Republican paper. And when The Capital Times spoke up for free speech on campus, rather than covering for the cancel culture.