I just shot down a conspiracy theory that claimed that 5G networks produced the coronavirus. Someone posted a 30-minute video on my Facebook Messenger feed that *proved* it was true. (I am not going to post the links because I refuse to give it air time. If you are curious, remember that The Google is your friend.) Good grief, people, you believe some whack job on the internet more than the science? Elder Son once told me why people like to believe stuff like that: it is because science is HARD, and believing whack jobs is easy. Sheesh.
Y’all certainly had some strong opinions on Smokey’s and my outing last week. Thank you for your concern. We won’t do it again. And all future excursions, probably weekly or bi-weekly for milk and produce, will be performed with mask and gloves. (We had already decided that.)
You have probably heard/read that today’s election in Wisconsin is happening (no pay wall at that link) and that the extended deadline to return absentee ballots was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Many polling locations are closed because of lack of volunteer workers (most such workers are retired folks who are therefore in the higher risk pool); for example, the original number of polling sites in Milwaukee of 180 has been reduced to 5. Gee, guess which way those now-disenfranchised voters would have voted? Boo, hiss, Republicans, both in the legislature and on the bench!
Posted to IG by the Democrat running for the state assembly in the district south of me about Saturday’s legislative special session called by the governor:
Closed signs in NYC:
New on IG: Dr. Birx scarves.
Why did Gov. Evers wait so long to try to postpone the election? Would it have helped if he had made a move sooner? I’m watching all this over here across the border in MN and I can’t believe what’s happening there.
I was worried you might have been offended by my comments yesterday. I was just worried about you. I feel so relieved today to read your blog. You and Smokey stay safe! I love your posts, and I love you. Thank you for your reassurances. We had 44 confirmed cases in our city as of yesterday, 271 tested still awaiting results and 8 recovered, with zero deaths so far. Disturbingly, I found our today that one of the 44 confirmed worked at Costco. She and quite a few other of the Costco staff had to go off work for at least 14 days. Scary when you find out how many people she may have had contact with! Love from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada to you!
I hope you stay safe, and good luck on the elections. It sounds like there’s a lot of change needed.
Also, for the first time in three full weeks of sheltering in place, yesterday I finally lost complete track of the day. (It was after I had completed my work for the day, and before I started drinking any wine.) I knew it was a weekday, but other than that? Blank. Oh well. It had to happen eventually.
I have found those conspiracy theorists are gonna believe what they believe and there is nothing anyone can say or do to change their mind. It is frustrating… extremely frustrating. Voting is a huge issue, and sadly one party knows completely if everyone voted, they’d be out of their ears. Thus the ongoing and increasing hurdles to everyone voting.
I almost expressed my condolences on your loss of democracy when I commented yesterday. Hang in there, sweetie. November is coming and they can’t kill us all.
(And thanks for the funnies! So important to keep our spirits up!)
I want the gold scarf with the cobalt edge, and I want it now.
I really have to start telling people how to live their lives. Mostly I figure people aren’t dumb. Except when they are and I have to tell everybody around them to NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON THAT BUFFALO HOW STUPID ARE YOU. And yes. I said that to a friend on facebook. We’re still friends, and I”m not on fb any more.
Oh yeah, and just wait for the November elections when every ad for every democrat will be Remember that time when the repubs tried to kill you?