Saturday, September 04, 2021

Points of night

Yesterday one student was shot to death at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  That's right, America is getting back to normal.

Fighting a lawsuit by victims' families, Remington has subpoenaed the report cards and attendance records of children murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, as well as the employment records of the four murdered adults.  Because maybe they deserved to die.  Don't ask me, I'm not a morally bankrupt lawyer for a bankrupt gun company.

Anti-vaxers stormed the offices of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in London.  At least it wasn't a Yates's Wine Lodge.  They're much better organized since they tried to invade the BBC and couldn't find it.

Speaking of London, the Guardian has released details of Operation London Bridge and the only word is "terrifying."  As soon as the signal "London Bridge is down" is passed to the Resistance -- sorry, the prime minister -- social media will be locked down and D-Day proclaimed.  The triggering event will be the death of the queen.  Rioting is expected if it takes more than ten minutes to haul down the flag over 10 Downing Street.  There will be ten days of mourning followed by a state funeral.  Remain indoors.

"General Lee," a car owned by the actor John Schneider that was featured in The Dukes of Hazard, was destroyed when a tree fell on it during Hurricane Ida.  Around the same time the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Richmond may remove the 60-foot statue of General Lee from public land.  At this point I'll take my metaphors wherever I can find them.

Back off, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, members of the Squad -- let the Divine Miss M show how it's done.  Bette Midler tweeted, "The cruelty of the #GOP is endless.  We are suffering COVID-19, hurricanes, apocalyptic flooding, wildfires from hell, joblessness, homelessness, evictions, racial strife, and they pick this hideous time to pile on yet another shock to women, by taking away their right to choose."  In a separate tweet she added, "I suggest that all women refuse to have sex with men until they are guaranteed the right to choose by Congress."   Go on, Texas, ban the sale of dildoes.

Ivermectin abusers are flooding Oklahoma hospitals, Dr. Jason McElyea told a Tulsa TV station.  Meanwhile veterinarians are having trouble obtaining the drug for the animals it is intended to treat.  The good news is that it appears to reduce fertility in men.  

Thousands of fake "tips" are crashing the site that Texas Right to Lie established to make it easier for people to snitch on women who look like they might be thinking about abortion, possibly claiming a $10,000 bounty.  I've loved the TikTok kids since last summer when they made Trump do his act for a mostly-empty hall in Tulsa.  

Good times.

By executive fiat a $5,000 fine has been imposed on private businesses in Florida which require proof of vaccination.  Presumably that includes funeral homes struggling to cope with the state's average of over 200 covid deaths per day, an all-time high for the pandemic.  Keep fucking that chicken all the way to the White House, Ron.

Before the media shake their heads over August's "disappointing" job numbers they should try reading the British papers, like the Independent.  The jobs are out there, they just don't pay enough.  A McDonald's in Medford, Oregon, is hiring 14-year-olds.  CVS no longer requires that entry-level workers be high school graduates, and Amazon has stopped testing for marijuana use.  A national minimum wage of $15 would do wonders.  Think about it over Labor Day. 


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