Saturday, December 4, 2021

November Jobs Report: Abysmal – But Wait! We Aren’t Done Yet!!

Jen Psaki Confronted With Poor Jobs Report Live On MSNBC, Says She Can’t Comment Right Away

"Well, I know this sounds a little archaic, but I can't comment on them until 9:30, by rules, because I work at the White House," Psaki responded.

"What I will say is people can expect the president to continue to say, today, month to month, is that what we’re seeing are good trends, that we are continuing to put people back to work, that we are continuing to see participation in the workforce, that we are continuing to see the unemployment rate go down, but there’s more we need to do to address core problems that have existed long before the pandemic."

“Archaic” – in what meaning of the word does Jpsaki’s comment make any sense? Answer: none, like every other utterance that spills over her lips. On point:

Psaki offers no update whether China's Xi is helping to track COVID-19 originsFox…I’ll take that as a “no”.

Jen Psaki says store-looting crime sprees caused by the pandemic – TheBlaze …I’ll take that as a “not our fault;” probably due to Trump and his white supremacist followers.

But getting back to Jpsaki’s response above re. the November jobs report: in what universe does this constitute ‘seeing good trends’?


I know the Biden Regime is short on economic prowess, but this response defies both logic and common sense. With the White House citing again and again the triple threat of “labor shortages, supply chain problems and COVID” as the cause of every little trouble in the land, how is this “a good trend” I ask.  With every business in America begging for help, how can a jobs report nearly two thirds lower that the previous month indicate anything but disaster? By what fabulist twist does this become “on a good trend?” Unless of course you are trying to bring America to its knees – something I don’t entirely discount.

democrats pelosi schumer kamala taking a kneeSchumer, Pelosi, Harris take a knee in their Kente-Cloths to honor the thug from Minneapolis after passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

But I don’t fault Jpsaki, after all, that’s what she gets paid to do: put a good spin on things. Not her fault that even a centrifuge would have trouble finding the floss in this latest turn of events.

November Jobs Report Is The Worst Since Biden Took Office But Wait! We Aren’t Done Yet!!

Oh, and happy Caturday, people.

cat kneesJust a reminder: cats have knees and they too are just waiting to take over the world

Friday, December 3, 2021

Fool Me Once - And So On And So Forth

One wonders what else they have yet to discover (and or tell us) about the various “vaccines” that are being mandated by our government overlords:

AstraZeneca uncovers what's triggering blood clots after its jab: Vaccine acts like a magnet and attracts platelets which body mistakes for a threat and attacks

  • A new study has found possible link to rare jab blood-clots which has been connected to the death 73 Britons
  • Scientists found the virus used in the jab attracts a protein in the blood, called platelet factor 4, like a magnet
  • In a case of 'mistaken identity' the body's immune system then attacks this cluster, triggering the blood clots – Daily Mail

Mind you, it’s “extremely rare” so you have nothing to worry about, assuming you survived the original jab(s).

This condition is called vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). 

Professor Alan Parker, an expert in using adenoviruses in medicine from Cardiff University, and who was involved in the study, said: 'VITT only happens in extremely rare cases because a chain of complex events needs to take place to trigger this ultra-rare side effect. [ed. not just “rare” but “ultra-rare” – no need to panic.]

'Our data confirms PF4 can bind to adenoviruses, an important step in unravelling the mechanism underlying VITT. Establishing a mechanism could help to prevent and treat this disorder. [ed. Disorder? Oh, I see, it’s the victim’s fault.]

A spokeswoman for the company told the BBC: 'Although the research is not definitive, it offers interesting insights and AstraZeneca is exploring ways to leverage these findings as part of our efforts to remove this extremely rare side effect. [ed. There’s an idea: make it stop killing people.]

And it’s not just AstraZeneca:

(The) other Covid vaccine that use(s) the adenovirus technology include the Johnson and Johnson single dose jab.

But again, it’s very, extremely, super, ultra-rare – fewer than 100 deaths (in Britain alone)!

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which body that examines safety of vaccines in the UK has identified 425 cases of major blood clots in Britons who have had the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.  A total of 73 of these were fatal. 

It’s a bit hard to process: they recall onions don’t they?


And lettuce?

lettuce(via Irks)

But you needn’t worry, Big Pharma: I won’t be fooled again. You can take your 3rd jab and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

meme dewey fool me thrice

Oh, and FJB.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Looking Out For the Folks In the Way Back Machine

I’m playing the Throwback Thursday card because I’m finding current Thursday too depressing.


So let’s play a round of “Guess Who,” a game of “holy crap, do we ever change as we get older!”


Today’s TT “Guess Who” Category is Talking Head.


That’s too easy, the sneer gives it away immediately, but feel free to post one of your own to see if you can stump the MOTI.

Or if you don’t find that game interesting we can always talk old vehicles – an art unto themselves.

rusty truck night

I could be wrong but it seems there were far fewer school shootings when boys (and occasionally girls) were provided an outlet for their energy and curiosity that actually taught them something and produced tangible results.

throwback car maintenanceBefore video games, cell phones and social media, free time was a bit more productive than collecting ‘likes’ on Instagram

It was called “shop class” and every high school had them –

Shop-Class-LIFE - CopyShop class: circa 1960s

but that was before the concept of “tracking” caught on and they became second-choice options looked down upon by our betters. Soon the concept that everyone should pursue “higher education,” regardless of interest or ability, was hatched and thus was born Big Education along with the academic cesspool it resides within.

So shop classes declined and mostly disappeared as academia (along with parents, having been conditioned by society that it was the only path to success in America) pushed universal college, initially as a great equalizer in society and then as a right. Mike Rowe has pointed out more than a few times how misguided this approach is.  Now kids with no interest or aptitude for college either drop out of HS or stick around and cause trouble.

It’s a shame cars aren’t as sexy as they once were: maybe we could get kids interested in “shop” class again.

58 plymouth furyThe fin of a ‘58 Plymouth Fury

Oh and on the outside chance you didn’t recognize the Talking Head above straight away, it’s Bill, of course.

See the source image“Looking out for the folks”

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Oregon’s Free-Range Fry-Days

Can you believe it’s Feather Day already?

barbizon school antique chicken paintingDetail from a Scandinavian Barbizon School painting

It seems like yesterday was just Thanksgiving. On the other hand I’ve already forgotten half the things I remembered to be thankful for. I do recall however that learning how to think rather than what to think was on my list. I rather doubt that entry will make the grade, so to speak, for a place on the lists of future generations. The quality of education seems to be devolving at an ever increasing speed. We’ve whizzed right past the “what to think” stage all the way to “what to feel” in less than a generation.


Consider this little story: Portland teachers union proposes self-taught Fridays for high schoolers, says educators need more planning time.

To help Portland Public Schools’ educators and students adjust to the stresses of resuming full-time in-person classes, the union representing the district’s teachers proposes cancelling in-person instruction for high schoolers one day every week after winter break.

The “stresses of resuming full-time in-person classes,” are you kidding? You mean the getting-back-to-normal stress? Seriously, teachers’ union? Now you’re just making your members sound like lazy slackers (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

The union representing Portland Public Schools' teachers is proposing students spend Fridays learning remotely while educators host virtual office hours and plan for the coming week in order to address the high degree of variation in pupils' needs after more than a year of interrupted learning.

I won’t mention that it was the same union that insisted on the more than a year of remote, “interrupted” learning in the first place. Nor will I point out that you hardly need more time to “plan” the devolution of education in America; I think you’ve got it nailed.

But what the heck, why not give it a shot? Oregon schools currently rank 42 out of 50 in the top-performing school systems in America, why not go for the gold? Somebody has to be last.

were number 50

And on the upside, who knows, it might turn out the kids can educate themselves better then their highly credentialed babysitters anyway.

final final“Okay you dumb clucks, why don’t you just go home to roost.”

You know, give a chicken a fish, he’ll eat for a day, teach him to fish and…

chick and fish

you’ve got your choice of fried chicken or fish for a lifetime.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Beware the Zombie COVID-Flu Viruses

And right on cue, here comes the fear-monger machine, working overtime:

  • Drugmaker's CEO warns of 'material drop' in effectiveness
  • Markets fall on fears of prolonged pandemic
  • Time needed to see if vaccines work against Omicron
  • Variant was first detected in Netherlands on Nov. 19
  • Japan reports first case as new variant spreads

I believe the panic is premature. All I have to say is if China’s not worried, I’m not worried:

chna's not worried

And clearly China’s not worried. After all, they invented it, they should know how it works.

So my advice is to stock up on Vitamin C, Robitussin, Mucinex, make up a big pot of steaming chicken broth to stash in the freezer

chicken broth

and prepare for the return – with a vengeance - of the flu season. Apparently it’s death announcement was premature.


Like COVID, no matter what name you give it the flu refuses to die. These viruses are now the un-dead, zombies walking among us, stealing our brains and looking for other hosts to infect before they lose their virulent power. So regardless of whether you are masked or not, vaxxed or not, steer clear of them: they are highly contagious and should be shunned. But don’t worry, they will be well marked, as mandated, by their respective governmental agencies.

flu virus danger


i no longer give a fuck variant

Monday, November 29, 2021

Consider the Internet Won

I know we just discussed this yesterday, but if you are interested in seeing how the MSM goes about spinning stories here is a case study in news slanting. Both stories are based on the exact same information  from the same source; they even contain some of the same quotes. 

Daily Mail take: OMICRON! Danger, danger! EVERYONE LOCKDOWN!

Dr Angelique Coetzee, who runs a private practice in the South African administrative capital of Pretoria, said she first noticed earlier this month that Covid patients were presenting with a host of odd symptoms.

“‘Unusual’ symptoms of mutant Covid strain: South African doctor who first raised alarm about Omicron warns its early signs are 'MILD' and patients do NOT lose their sense of smell!”


PJ Media take:

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor responsible for alerting health officials about the omicron variant of COVID-19 says it presents “unusual but mild” symptoms.

Coetzee first observed patients with unusual symptoms who were otherwise healthy in mid-November.

Your choice: go with PJ Media version of Omicron and get on with your life:


Or go with the Daily Mail’s version (correctly renamed by Abenaki to the Omigod! variant) and get ready for the great toilet paper shortage of 2022:


Congratulations Abenaki – you’ve won the internet today!


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Let The Season Begin With Reindeer Balls

The Dow dipped 1000 points on the news of a new COVID variant not named “Xi” last week. Of course nobody knows nuthin’ about the omicron mutation but that won’t stop the MSM from tossing the planet into tilt mode.   

covid- Robert W. Malone, MD, virologist and inventor of mRNA vaccines

The normal course of viral mutations is to become more contagious/transmissible but LESS lethal. This new COVID variant appears to be following that path, but the media will be right there, pointing out that it’s not impossible for a virus to become MORE lethal. Indeed, oh yee enlightened ones, anything is possible…if you just believe.

not a lie if you believe it seinfeld

And it will be the MSM bolstering the will of the truly enlightened Wons, our “elected betters,” when they insist on yet another massive global economy lockdown. Why are they willing to spread mass fear and shut down the world economies for a variant that all current evidence indicates might produce a really bad cold/flu season you might ask? If your answer doesn’t contain a nefarious explanation you might just be part of the problem.

final covid variant commWhich is why you can’t just leave the people who created the problem in charge of the solution.

And now, if you don’t mind, let’s get back to the real duties of the season. We will begin with Reindeer Balls.

cutest reindeer ever

AKA Rum Balls. This is a repeat, but then all the best recipes are. Make them now and they will be properly aged by Christmas.


Holiday Rum Reindeer Balls


  • 3 cups crushed vanilla wafers: old fashioned way, rolling pin, new fangled way, food processor
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup rum – my family always used plain old Bacardi Silver but you could use dark rum or even spiced if that’s how you roll. Or you could use bourbon, in which case they’re bourbon reindeer balls of course.


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Stir in vanilla, corn syrup and rum.
  2. Scoop and shape into approximately 1 inch balls.
  3. Roll Rum Balls in regular sugar, confectioner’s sugar or cocoa. Store in a tin (old fashioned) or other airtight container (new fangled). They keep well for weeks, in fact they improve with age.

They are also lovely served in cute little paper candy cups.