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COVID-19 Update: Through 7/8/2020 July 9, 2020

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Nasty uptick in COVID-19 casualties. California and Texas led in casualties yesterday (150 and 121, respectively), accounting for 30% of deaths between them. Here’s your chart:

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R.I.P. Charlie Daniels July 6, 2020

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An American Legend, Charlie Daniels, has died. This might be the last video he made.

 

 

Full Disclosure: It was my great pleasure to do the Lighting for him about 20 years ago in Las Vegas. He was very friendly to the crew. He would invite us all into his dressing room before each show to eat snacks, have drinks and hang out.

The world has lost a fine man.

 

Here’s the Variety link: https://variety.com/2020/music/news/charlie-daniels-dead-dies-country-1234698989/

COVID-19 Update: Through 7/5/2020 July 6, 2020

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The COVID-19 casualty numbers may have been suppressed by the holiday weekend, but otherwise, so far so good:

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How Well do Masks Work? July 6, 2020

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SCIENCE!!!!

Who You Gonna Blame for Global Warming Now? Huh? July 5, 2020

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The easiest way to to accomplish many of the liberal set’s goals is to reduce population. Pollution, consumption, global warming, landfills, encroachment on wildlife, etc.; all of these could be remedied without lifestyle changes if the population were reduced. On the conservative side, it would give more space, less congestion, and fewer kids on our damn lawns.

So who is taking the lead in population reduction?

The U.S. Census Bureau has just released its last batch of race-ethnic population estimates in advance of the 2020 census, with data indicating that the national headcount will reveal a more diverse nation than was previously expected. The new estimates show that nearly four of 10 Americans identify with a race or ethnic group other than white, and suggest that the 2010 to 2020 decade will be the first in the nation’s history in which the white population declined in numbers.

Yep, eeeevil white people. Seems like the rapidly growing Latino/Hispanic population is going to have to start shouldering some of the criticism for all the Left’s favorite issues.

And racism? In 1980 we had 4 eeeevil white people for every minority person, so we only had to be racist 25% of the time. Right now there are only 3 eeeevil white people for every 2 minority people, so we have to be racist 67% of the time.

It’s exhausting – there’s no way to keep up. Minorities should therefore be experiencing less racism than ever before.

But more seriously, I think leaders of the black community should be a little concerned about the rise of the Latino/Hispanic community. I don’t think their mindsets are aligned, and I don’t believe the L/H community is going to be as tolerant of the “everything is racist” strategy as the white community has been.

I suspect their days are numbered.

You’re Gonna Wanna Stay at Least 4.5 Feet Away From a Nesting Penguin July 5, 2020

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From the News You Can Use Department, we can now relay to you the appropriate social distance from a nesting penguin:

Nature is a brutal place, so during brooding, chinstrap and Adélie penguins are reluctant to leave their eggs unguarded in the nest—even to relieve themselves. But one also does not wish to sully the nest with feces. So instead, a brooding penguin will hunker down, point its rear end away from the nest, lift its tail, and let fly a projectile of poo — thereby ensuring both the safety of the eggs and the cleanliness of the nest.

So what’s the range of a loaded penguin?

Tajima and Fujisawa argue that the angle of ejection is not always horizontal, especially if the breeding environment is in a higher location—or if the penguin is standing on a rock while defecating, for instance.

Using Newton’s equations, they calculated that the maximum flying distance of penguin poo is 1.34 meters, or 4.39 feet.

There. I’m sure I’ve saved at least one person’s shoes. And dignity.

My work is done here.

God Bless the USA July 4, 2020

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Excellent remake of one of Lee Greenwood’s best songs, featuring the group “Home Free” and The Singing Sergeants.

I got chills.

There Used to Be a Word For It July 2, 2020

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Just musing over the “fact” that only whites can be racist. That means that there’s actually no word in the English language that means racism against whites.

Talk about controlling the dialog – they’ve actually redefined a word to make us unable to discuss the pernicious problem of racism against whites.

Brilliant, though utterly despicable.

Perusing the Eurovision Files July 2, 2020

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I really have no aspirations to join a heavy metal band, but if I ever did, it would have to be this band:

I mean, I wouldn’t play or sing or anything. I’d just wear the costume and waggle my head.

I think I’d make a good orcish heavy metal head waggler.

COVID-19 Update: Thru 7-1 July 1, 2020

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Time for another update: the casualty rate continues to drop, though it seems to be leveling off. Still, it’s only a quarter of where it was at the peak, so that’s welcome news.

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Oh Yeah, I Guess I’m Really Bimpson, Yeah July 1, 2020

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Going along with the surreality vibe of modern events. Via Digg:

Some guy taught himself 3D animation during quarantine and the result is this hilariously bizarre blog cartoon called Bimpson.

Hard Working Man June 29, 2020

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Pretty Amazing.