Thursday, June 25, 2020

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

I took this today from the Jeep.  The black dots are dead bugs on the windshield.  That's the Bighorn fire in the distance.  You can't see it here, but the red slurry from the original attempts to put the fire out is way far to the left.  The fire has advanced quite some distance.  One wonders if they will ever get this out.  It was 110 today, which is really terrible for the fire fighters.

I swear this chicken is my happy place.  He lives in Trelawnyd, Wales.  There used to be two of them, now there is only one.  Life is tough when you're a free range rooster.  He's up on the garden wall having his tea.  You can read about life in Trelawnyd here.

We are returning now to the disaster that is the US Covid-19 response.  Mask wearing has been shown to reduce the spread.  It's not a theory, it's a demonstrable fact.  You know, facts, the things that are the underpinnings of science.

This was filmed in Florida.  It's been all over Twitter, Huff Post and the NBC nightly news, so I don't feel petty or snarky putting it on the blog.  Go here and play the video.  This is why the virus is never going to be contained, because people in the US have become lunatics about wearing a mask.

Yesterday in Scottsdale, AZ, which is a white, Republican bastion of wealthy people; Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips  was videotaped shouting "I Can't Breathe" before removing his mask at the  Anti-Mask Rally in Arizona.  Governor Ducey rebuked him for using George Floyd's last words like that, it was truly disgusting.  Today Phillips apologized.  One hopes that he loses his seat for being stupid and racist in public.  There is an article up on the subject, but they make you disable your ad blocker.  Or you can just go here to watch the video on twitter.

Other than this, I have doodly squat to report.  I'm not even going to discuss the orange man's speech in Wisconsin today.  I just can't.


  1. That lady needs to stop mixing Clorox with her orange man kool-aid.

  2. Deep denial going one here. Not the bantam.

  3. it is alarming that people like her exist and actually believe that stuff. and that councilman, what an ass. how depraved do you have to be to think that's funny. One thing Trump has done, he has opened my eyes to the underbelly of this country.

  4. What has happened to these people? It is a frightening situation for sure.