Late last week, a bunch of airline CEOs and other representatives of the various airlines jumped on the Biden(‘s handlers) Administration to drop the masking requirements, already. They state in part:
“The persistent and steady decline of hospitalization and death rates are the most compelling indicators that our country is well protected against severe disease from COVID-19. Now is the time for the Administration to sunset federal transportation travel restrictions…that are no longer aligned with the realities of the current epidemiological environment.”
To which I can only say, “about damn time.” The whole thing entered well into the theater of the absurd months ago. I’m flying rather less than I did a few years ago, but Mrs. Animal still flies regularly to Denver to take her elderly parents to doctor’s appointments and so forth, so we bought some of these to (technically) meet the stupid face-diaper requirement. We like them a lot – you can still actually breathe through them. If you have to wear a face diaper, wear one that doesn’t really feel like a face diaper.
With that said…
On To the Links!
Tulsi Gabbard dishes up some reality.
Corruption, thy name is Clinton. And Biden. And Obama.
What is the coldest place in the universe, after Hillary Clinton’s heart?
I’ll start thinking climate change is a crisis when the people who keep telling me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis. John “Lurch” Kerry, I’m looking at you and your private jet.
Women and minorities hardest hit.
These people’s approval ratings are somewhere between polecats and syphilis. If you ask me, that’s too high.
Five myths about spicy food debunked. Pass the chicken vindaloo, please.
The Hunter Biden saga just keeps getting worse.
The Clintons: “Let’s set up a crooked fake foundation to finance our jet-setting lifestyle and only actually send a small portion of it to charitable work!” The Bidens: Hold my beer!
Now physical fitness is racist. You can’t even parody these people any more.
Owls in daylight. We have a diurnal owl around here, the Northern Hawk Owl.
This Week’s Idiots:
The Nation’s Malcolm Harris is an idiot.
MSNBC’s Cynthia Miller-Idriss is an idiot.
This idiot is going to mumble and stumble us into World War III.
Centenary University is apparently staffed with and by idiots. And if you read the subhead, some folks at Fox News aren’t all that sharp, either.
An idiot announces a major policy change without knowing it.
The Hill’s William Becker is an idiot.
MSNBC’s Anthea Butler is an idiot.
The Bulwark’s Jonathan Last is an idiot. Seriously, anyone with enough brains to pound sand can see how President Biden(‘s handlers) are making a complete hash of this thing.
Salon’s Heather Parton is an idiot. As I’ve said before, I’ll start believing climate change is a crisis when the people who keep telling me climate change is a crisis start acting like climate change is a crisis.
Newsweek’s Allan Katz is an idiot.
Robert Reich (Repeat Offender Alert) remains a sawed-off little runt, and an idiot.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Cyndi Lauper is best known for her Eighties work, with songs like She Bop and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun getting lots of radio play, as well as prime-time feature on MTV back when it was actually Music Television.
But what a lot of people don’t know about her is that, when she wasn’t affecting the scratchy, nasal tone of the aforementioned tunes, she actually has a lovely, earthy, almost Joplin-esque voice. In her 2003 album At Last, we finally go to see what she was capable of, especially when she was paired with an artist like Tony Bennett.
Here, then, from that album, is the title song, At Last. Enjoy also, as a bonus, her duet with Tony Bennett on Making Whoopee.