Saturday, March 28, 2020

Best of the Web*

*…that Dave and I have seen all week!

(BTW, if you wonder where any of the links will take you, hover your cursor over the link.)

Obama Admin Depleted Stockpile of N95 Masks, Never Restored

Only the ‘Crooks’ Can Save Us Now


Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Sunday Funnies, 03-22-20

Friday Funnies

Today's Toons 3/18/20, Today's Toons 3/19/20, Today's Toons 3/20/20

Today's Toons 3/23/20, Today's Toons 3/24/20

In The Mailbox: 03.23.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Democrats Block Coronavirus Bill That Provides Lifeline To Economy, Families

In The Mailbox: 03.25.20 (Morning Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: Trump Is Fixing the Mess The Globalists Left Behind

In The Mailbox: 03.25.20 (Evening Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: As Trump’s Poll Numbers Rise, Media Begin Censoring Press Conferences

In The Mailbox: 03.27.20 (Afternoon Edition)

In The Mailbox: 03.27.20 (Evening Edition)

Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Vintage Babe of the Week - Tonight's Vintage Babe is Betty Grable.
and Best of the Web

Political Clown Parade - Flowing Curves Of Beauty

By Other Means - Tuesday Tap Rack and Bang, BeCos(play) It's Friday and Seeing Red

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Siegfried: Deborah Voigt

Ninety Miles From Tyranny - Hot Pick, Girls With Guns, Morning Mistress and Blogs With Rule 5 Links

Grouchy Old Cripple - Saturday Boobage

Irons in the Fire - Friday Data and ... Saturday Data Overflow

The Feral Irishman - I hope everyone has plenty of these two "necessities" during these days of social distancing

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning and She's teasing us again with Fishnet Friday

A View from the Beach - Fish Pic Friday - Yellowtail Snapper and Rule 5 Saturday - Hooray for Bollywood - Deepika Padukone

24 Femmes Per Second - Merry Anders

Knuckledraggin My Life Away - I’m sure she’s taken, men And ... I’ll leave you with this

American Power - It's Lindsey Pelas

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule 5 Monday

The Pirates Cove - If All You See ... and Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The Right Way - Friday Babe and ... Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

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Quote du jour

It occurred to me, that "social distancing" has given a whole new meaning to "spitting distance".
-Mike B

Friday, March 27, 2020

The Journey There and Back Again

So, yesterday, I left my Hobbit hovel to venture forth into the big, wide world. I had a prescription ready at Target, so I thought I would expand the search parameters.
I started off at a grocery store, where I bought some groceries and a few Christmas gifts for the grand kids. Across the street and down the block to the grocery outlet, that had the canned beets in stock that they were totally out of the week before. Bought some socks.

Then, to the pharmacy next door to pick up some more grocery items, then jump on the freeway to the department store where I picked up my prescription. Since I was there, I bought a few more groceries, a couple of odds and ends, and I passed by the sporting goods section. I noticed a display of two pound hand weights. A couple dozen of them, but no other weights. Every dumbbell over two pounds was out of stock. Now, I'd bought a few pairs a couple months back, when I realized I was going to need to do some more rehab on my arm. At that time,they had a wide variety of weights up to at least 25 pounds. One of two things come to mind: The weights are made in China (at least mine were) and the supply chain is running behind because of COVID-19. The other, that anticipating not being able to go to the gym in the immediate future, home fitness gear flew off the shelves.

Today, I went out to pick up a replacement screen for my bathroom window. I hadn't really thought of glass and window repair/replacement as an "essential" service, but there they were!
So, that was five attempts to stimulate the local economy, in addition to Amazon drivers, in the last two days. I kept my social distance, or what I now recognize as "spitting distance" and washed my hands when I came home.

Y'all keep cool hunkering in the bunker!

Classic KiRKWOOD

Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

-Thomas Paine