We’re going to try a couple of new things with this Whaz Up! post. First, we’re making the Cambodia #COVID19 news permanent. When I started this regularly occuring post, I intended to do it every time, but I forgot last time. Declaring that it is now a feature of every post won’t make it so no more than saying it will go every every Monday means that I’ll get the date and day right every week! Sheesh. Last week I posted it on Sunday, and entitled it with Monday 20 June. 20 June was Sunday’s date. I’m a paragon of details, so sue me, why don’t you?
Second, I’m going to start featuring a few of the blogs I follow or specific posts that I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been linked to on several such regular posts from other blogs and greatly appreciate it. It is a good way to give back to the blogging community that has been so good to me and to show the world some of the great bloggng that is going on out there. Sound good?
Now onto our show!
By the time y’all are reading this, no one will be rising with apologies to Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb, but the missus will be in Canada jumping through all the hurdles and hoops that international travel entails in the time of #COVID19! Including getting a #COVID19 test just 72 hours before departure. Unfortunately, I developed cold symptoms, so I’m maksing in my own apartment to keep her from catching my cold! We got her test results, she’s negative for #COVID19. Whew!
I’ll be doing the single dad thing for the summer. Just me and La Petite Fille. Our one big summertime adventure is that we’ll be moving apartments. It’s no big deal. Just across the complex from our two-bedroom to a three-bedroom apartment. There you have it.
Everybody probably realizes that I’ve been a little more revealing of my personal life. My About-the-Blog page talks a little more about my life as an international school teacher, I blog about my autism and pathological demand avoidance, and I’ve added a recent picture of myself to the masthead. Take a look at the picture. I have a really big beard. I grew it out during lockdown. I had a head start since I grew it out to be Santa Claus in 2019. Recently, I went to get a haircut, though, after Phnom Penh’s recent lockdown was lifted. There’s a very nice woman with a shop on the ground floor of our apartment building. I sat down and said, Can you cut the left side a little longer, and the right side a little shorter? And, leave three or four holes in the hair wherever you please. And, maybe cut the back in a very jagged way. She looked puzzled and finally replied, I can’t do that. That would be terrible! I said, why not? You did it last time!
That was a joke, y’all. Let me know how hard you laughed in the comments and maybe leave one of your own.
The monsoon has started in Cambodia. We literally get rain everyday. The other day after it rained, we got this lovely rainbow just outside of our balcony. Between us and the river. It was quite close:
After our move, we’ll be on a lower floor, but still facing the same direction. I’m going to miss this view, but my fear of heights won’t be missing it. I am anxious every day over the height. Just looking out of the window sets it off.
You can see it’s being a slow summer, right?
Blogs I’ve Read
Blogs Kind Enough to Link to Ye Olde Blogge
- Crooks and Liars daily column Mike’s Blog Round Up has linked to Ye Olde Blogge about every two weeks. Be sure to check out MBRU EVERYDAY as they highlight five small blogs that whover is currating has been reading. Always some fun stuff to be found there. Crook’s and Liars is engaged in a fundraising campaign trying to keep the bytes flowing over there, so give if you can.
- Burr Deming’s Fair and Unbalanced gives a snarky look at week’s news and opinion on various blogs and articles around the Internet. That’s up every Sunday, so y’all check back.
- Infidel, small blogger-in-chief, I guess, also offers a Sunday smorgesborg of blog links that always has something interesting.
- Friend of Ye Olde Blogge, Tengrain, often links to us over at MBRU, and has a daily offering of snarky news on Mock, Paper, Scisors that’s always sure to amuse, confuse, and otherwise leave you feeling abused.
Lookee What I Found!
- The Old Liberal, Joseph Urban, has some insights into the GQP states cutting off the $300.00 weekly unemployment insurance supplement.
- The Rushour Blog, American Coffee offers Malcolm X’s observation that the enemy of Black people is white liberals who only use them as political footballs. We all know that Ye Olde Blogge is all about ending white supremacy and racism, so be sure to get this important observation and point-of-view.
- Jerry Coyne over on his blog, Why Evolution is True, addresses liberal reluctance to leave the mask behind despite CDC guidelines. I think someone should direct Joe Scarborough to this particular post, and maybe shut him up. It’s probablynot impossible to shut Scarborough up — lord knows Micah tries just about every weekday morning — but it’s worth a try. Sharp-eyed readers of Ye Olde Blogge know that it is because of adjustment reaction.
- For an interesting look at #COVID19 in India, checkout Dynastycrook’s post about liberals, tragedy porn, and Western hypocricy by Chaiwallah. Fun fact, Ye Olde Blogge is curiously popular in India with lots of daily views every day and quite a few followers. Go figure.
- Elizabeth on her blog, Bluewater, reports about a Pew Poll that found that 56% of liberal women are depressed and anxious. You would be, too, if your only prospects for dating were depressed and anxious liberal women, liberal men, or the conservative variety of either, but I snark.
- And, rounding out our inaugural list is P.O.P. over on The Propaganda Professor warning us against when “liberals” go bad and become conservative, you know, like Candice Owen. What? That’s a thing? I always thought that was just something that liberal parents told their liberal kids to scare them into behaving, Be careful or Candice Owen is going to come turn you into a conservative!
Well, that wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be.
Hey, do me a favor, though, and after you’ve visited each of these fine blogging establishments, leave them a sign of life because blogging is a lonely business and each one of them would appreciate it. Also, let us know what you thought… in the comments!
#COVID19 in Cambodia
Cambodia’s struggle against #COVID19 continues to be eratic with some weeks ebbing and some weeks flowing. This week we’re definitely flowing! We’re up to 47,649 total cases, but worse, new daily cases are outstripping recoveries for the first time in months, 800 new cases, and deaths are up significantly rising by 146 in a week to 540.
We continue to make progress with the strategy of vaccinating our way out of the quagmire with this good news:
- People in Phnom Penh have until 8 July to get vaccinated and 3.86 million of a targetted 10 million people vaccinated putting us on schedule for herd immunity by year’s end.
- A million more Sinovac doses have arrived. They promise that we are well on our way to herd immunity by the fall.
- The latest hot spot is now in Seam Reap site of Angkor Wat.
- And, they’re fretting over the Delta variant which could easily blow all of their hard work out of the water.
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