Monday, January 11, 2021

Unless there's a coup...




      coup |ko͞o|
      noun (pl. coups |ko͞oz| )
     1 (also coup d'├ętat)a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of  power     from a government: he was overthrown in an army coup.

Well, called that correctly.  There's so much to say about events of January 6, 2021.  These say it well:

 From The New York Times:

The American Abyss by Timothy Snyder

A historian of fascism and political atrocity on Trump, the mob and what comes next.


Apology: more computer challenges

Sorry that it's been so long since the last post.  The new laptop came, and, of course, the connecting cords that were needed to transfer data from the old computer to the new weren't among the thousand in the electronic graveyard bin.  Apple, as always, changed the ports.  Once the needed cords arrived,  the transfer was made.  However, the Microsoft Office software that had been used successfully since 2008 finally gave out.  So now we await delivery of the new Microsoft package.

And the transfer lost the access to this editorial site for our blog.  Luckily, it was still alive on the old computer.   Macs are a high maintenance indulgence.  

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Countdown: 30 days




Unless there's a coup...

I fantasize T being dragged from the White House by Secret Service agents like an unruly, drunk airline passenger "escorted" off a plane.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Some hopeful words from Margaret Atwood

 She's quoted in an article written by Hugh Delehany in AARP Bulletin:

What gives you hope now?

"I'm hopeful about young people because they're taking an interest in the future of the planet.  And I'm also hopeful about America, at a time when some Americans are not, because I don't think it's over for America yet.  I think America is an ornery and diverse enough place that it would be very hard to get everybody to line up and do some kind or weird salute, even though the country has had a fascist undercurrent since the 1930s or so.  I'm counting on Americans' crankiness and orneriness to keep things from going too far in either extreme."



I like that; crankiness and orneriness.  We certainly are that. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

If it worked for Dr. Abby Bartlett, it will work for Dr. Jill Biden

Welcome back to the 50s.  Let's insult both women and the academic community. The WSJ editorial could be taken for an article from The Onion.   Why would they waste ink on such a non-issue?  

 WSJ Dr. Biden

This website states it better than I could: 

Dr. Jill Biden 

Use of Academic Title in Introductions



SNL Brings You the Rona Family

Recommended by our fearless leader SB, this is possibly the best SNL skit of all times: 

SNL Rona Family

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

A Song for Anti-Vaxxers

As the vaccine becomes available, the selectively ignorant among us will put forth arguments as to why they and their children will not keep the rest of us safe and healthy by getting the treatment.  

This song's for them.  It's British, so you'll need to listen a few times to allow your brain to translate it into Midwestern English.

A Song for Anti-Vaxxers