Saturday, August 8, 2020

Summer of Biden

I found one of Brian Andreas Story People that perfectly describes the Joe Biden presidential campaign:


Andreas’ first two books – Mostly True Stories, and Still Mostly True Stories – were whimsical, magical picture-story books. Unfortunately somewhere down the line things went south. Mr. Andreas ended up dumping his wife - the mother of his 2 children and business partner of 30+ years - took up with another woman, legally changed his name to Kai Skye and tried to screw his former life and business partner. In other words, he’s a liberal. And they never fail to disappoint.

Brian Andreas, Still Mostly True Stories, 1994

For the record, I would still recommend Mr. Andreas’ early works. They are quirky micro-stories of all the imperfect-sad-funny-heartbreaking moments that comprise a life. Too bad ‘Kai’ ran off the rails at some point.

Set of 3 Original Books – StoryPeople

“We lay there & looked up at the night sky & she told me about stars called blue squares & red swirls & I told her I'd never heard of them.

Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.”Still Mostly True

Like so many “Kai” started strong and somewhere along the line ran off-track.

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Democrats’ Sleeper Candidate

It’s an established fact that given enough time Democrats will eventually reveal who they really are:

Biden draws distinction on Black, Latino political diversity“Yup, nothin’ – I got nuthin’ here man!”

“What you all know but most people don't know, unlike the African American community with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things." Joe Biden, during a virtual interview at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

The Joey B Instant Response Clean-up Crew responded immediately, tweeting on behalf of candidate Chief Running Mouth:

I swear, Joey B is starting to look less and less like a presidential candidate and more and more like Woody Allen’s robot house servant.

In fact, the Dems might be better off if they just put old Joe in a coma for the next 3 months.

NPC Daily on Twitter: "Joe Biden knows the thing. Can you say the ...“I’ve got to learn to code, man!”

I’m Joe Biden, and I approve this message.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

School: Accept No Substitutes


Teachers’ unions across the country do not want their teachers back to the classroom.  In Florida they’ve sued the governor over that state’s efforts to require schools to offer in-person instruction. The unions say it’s a safety concern due to the Wuhan Cooties.

Angela Andrus, who teaches junior high, at a protest in Salt Lake City last week. Utah’s largest teachers' union has called for starting the school year online because of safety concerns.

But if that’s the case I have a couple questions. First, what do the following demands - that unions have tied to their agreement to return to the classroom – have to do with keeping teachers safe from cooties?

In Los Angeles:

  • a moratorium on private schools
  • defunding the police
  • increasing taxes on the wealthy
  • implementing Medicare for all
  • passing the HEROES Act, which allocates and additional $116 billion in federal education funding to the states.

Story Collins, 9, and her mother, Heather Correia, at a protest in Jacksonville, Fla., earlier this month.  Teachers in the Duval County Public Schools say it’s not safe for them to return to classrooms next month as planned. 

In New York City:

  • Cancel rents and mortgages
  • Ban on new charter schools and voucher programs
  • Massive taxes on billionaires and wall street to fund re-openings

Secondly, if this is about staying safe from cooties why are some districts opposed to teaching online classes from home?

United Dade union president,Karla Hernandez-Mats, said her members were willing to follow a more traditional schedule, but many teachers have expressed anxiety about how they and their homes would look on camera during live teaching.”

Sounds like they don't feel like cleaning their house.

Of course, there are plenty of teachers who want to go back to the classroom.

“I’m a public servant, and I’m ready to serve wherever I’m needed,” said Carlotta Pope, a high school English teacher in Brooklyn.

But the unions don’t wish to hear from those teachers, if they’re not spouting the official party line they want them to just shut up - despite the fact that many have acknowledged the fact that classroom education is essential.

But even as unions exert their influence, they face enormous public and political pressure because of widespread acknowledgment that getting parents back to work requires functioning school systems, and that remote learning failed many children this spring, deepening achievement gaps by race and income.

So given all this why are teachers’ unions still demanding that schools remain closed? The same people who, when negotiating higher teacher salaries and smaller class sizes, claim that it’s all “for the children” and  insist they’re putting “children first” now seem to be putting them last. It’s almost as if they don’t think they are providing an essential service. Kristen McConnell disagrees. In an article titled I’m a Nurse in New York. Teachers Should Do Their Jobs, Just Like I Did she argues that if nurses – and grocery clerks – are essential then so are teachers.

So I can understand that teachers are nervous about returning to school. But they should take a cue from their fellow essential workers and do their job. Even people who think there’s a fundamental difference between a nurse and a teacher in a pandemic must realize that there isn’t one between a grocery-store worker and a teacher, in terms of obligation. People who work at grocery stores in no way signed up to expose themselves to disease, but we expected them to go to work, and they did. If they had not, society would have collapsed. What do teachers think will happen if working parents cannot send their children to school? Life as we know it simply will not go on.

  The unions should be careful as they’re likely to be confused with the extortionists and/or Marxists associated with BLM. Of course I’m assuming that’s a bad thing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

An Ode To A Unique Kind of Madness

“And that’s why we keep saying no matter where you live in America, you need to wear a mask and socially distance.”

“But more importantly, if you're in multi-generational households…you need to really consider wearing a mask at home.” Dr. Deborah Birx

The good doctor’s recent advice led Sassy to start a Dr. Seussical homage:

Need a Seuss poet to write a version of this: I will not wear one in my house, I will not wear one spouse. in my car. I will not wear one when I walk, I will not wear one when I talk. Etc. Can someone make that rhyme?”

Not quite up to Green Eggs and Ham standards, but here’s my attempt: (words by MOTUS, art work  compliments of Raj)

I do not like this mask and goggle sham,

I do not like your flimflam, ma’am!


I do not like them here or there

I do not like them anywhere.


I do not like them in the gym

I do not like them singing a hymn

I do not like them here or there

I do not like them anywhere.

I do not like this mask and goggle sham,

I do not like this flimflam, ma’am!


I do not like them to run an errand

I do not like them on every Karen

I do not like them at the store

I do not like them answering my door

I do not like them in my bar,

Eating green eggs out of a jar.

I do not like them at my diner,

Where you’ll always find a whiner.

I do not like them in my car,

Or while I’m smoking a fine cigar.

I do not like them on my spouse.

I do not like them in my house.

I do not like them here or there.

I do not like them anywhere.


I do not like this mask and goggle sham,

I simply do not like your flimflam, ma’am!

Double Disclaimer:

I am not a poet so my iambic pentameters are off by inches if not meters; please don’t send the poetry Karens.

I dutifully wear face masks where required, which in Michigan is everywhere except your own house. I sure don’t want to be the one to spread the virus.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Sun Also Sets

I checked, and the sun still rises in the east.

If you don’t believe me just ask Joey B.

Jock Doubleday on Twitter: "The corrupt Biden family. And if you ...

His son’s fortunes certainly rose in the east.

But take heart, the corollary is likewise true: it will set in the west. Possibly in Joey’s basement.

Senile Joe Biden - Home | Facebook

Old pols really should have a sunset clause.

Monday, August 3, 2020

The Summer of Our Discontent: Monday

It’s possible the Western World is awakening from its fitful slumber.

The Sleep Demon

The people seem to be rising up against the virus regime:  FREEDOM RISING: Large Anti-Scamdemic Protests Spring Up in Germany, UK, Netherlands.

Titled “The End of the Pandemic – Freedom Day,” as people chant “We are the second wave, enough is enough!”

The protest movement against the scamdemic has taken off after a viral video regarding the healing qualities of hydroxychloroquine exploded in popularity and then was immediately censored by Big Tech, the fake news media, and the globalist establishment.

It is reassuring to know that Europe still has some people immune to propaganda. No, they don’t think that COVID is “a hoax,” they think the extreme measures that governments around the world have imposed “to keep us safe” are a hoax. It makes no sense, as demonstrated by results in Sweden where no shutdown happened, and people still able to practice critical thinking skills are beginning to realize that.

It’s a start.

May it spread faster than the Wuhan Cooties

But expect more fear-mongering pushback from our betters who really, really, really know better than we do. Hazmat suits for everyone by Halloween!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Look At Those Little Monkeys Run**

Last week’s winning “Instapundit Post of the Week” goes to this entry slipped in just under the wire last night:

SO, LIKE PORTLAND ONLY WITH SEX. AND FOOD. Thousands of sex-mad monkeys overrun city and eat themselves to death as cops admit they are powerless to control them. 

Allow me to illustrate the wining entry:

The cinema where the monkeys have made their headquarters and where they lay their dead to rest

Barbarians at the gate (Thailand, above, Portland, below)

For 16 Nights, Familiar Patterns From Police and Protesters Emerge ...

They don’t like walls and they don’t like fences any better.

Thailand's 'Monkey City' overrun by gangs of hungry, horny ...

Mayors want U.S. agents blocked from Portland and Seattle ...Protestors demonstrating another mantra of the Left: “tear it down!”

And regarding the Left’s “build bridges not walls” mantra – that’s so they can shut them down when the monkeys become disgruntled.

Demonstrators shut down Burnside Bridge in Portland yesterday (PHOTOS)Burnside Bridge, Portland June 2, 2020

Protesters march across the Fremont Bridge on June 16, 2020 to rally against police brutality.Freemont Bridge, Portland June 15, 2020

All these little monkeys want is justice – and free food, beverages, housing and medical care. Since it’s Sunday, and I’m feeling a bit more charitable than I do as a rule these days, I’m going to offer the monkeys this advice (free): be careful what you wish for, once you’re owned by the overlords your life is literally in their hands.

Thai authorities began sterilising the monkeys in a bid to bring their population under control“Thai authorities began sterilising the monkeys in a bid to bring their population under control.”

*Today’s post dedicated to Janice the Elder and her banned but(t) beloved simian references. RIP, dear soul.

If a monkey takes a selfie in the forest, who owns the copyright ...

**Footnote: Classical reference in the headline.