It’s been a tough week technology-wise. La Petite Fille or as she has been known just as often this week, Meine verdammte Tochter, has finally battered her old Mac Book Air into submission. We’re now sharing the computer facsimile Chromebook, and I’m doing most of my posts on my Chinese knockoff Kindle Fire rendering the whole endeavor one long exercise in endless unique frustrations. Luckily, I can cuss in four languages since Quebecois obscenities are unique to it Incidentally, it is my favorite set of cuss words
Just for fun, let’s share the languages you cuss in! Mine are English, German, French, Quebecois, and Spanish. Merde! That’s five. I can cuss in five languages, but I can’t count in any. The lesson, as always is, I’m an idiot.
This Week’s Reading
From the News
- I read, with particular interest, The Guardian scoop on the Kremlin papers detailing how Putin and his little friends put together the order to influence the 2016 election in favor of the “mentally unstable” Trump.
- And this fine explainer of the Texas suppression and nullification law from Vox.
From the Blogosphere
In no particular order, these are the blogs and posts I’ve read this week:
- From Scottie’s Toy Box comes this summary of the news on what’s going wrong with #COVID19 this week! Tales of the vaccinated deliberately steering the unvaccinated away from vaccines makes for particularly delightful reading.
- And speaking of delightful reading, Mock Scissors Paper’s report on a Brightline Watch survey of Americans suggests that people living in highly partisan states and regions are more likely to think secession is a good idea if they align with the area’s partisan lean. Also of interest over at MPS was the summery of a CNN report that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber was cowering in the bunker in fear of his life during a BLK protest last summer, AND he wanted to have whoever had leaked the story EXECUTED!
- And because it was a fun week of optimistic reading, we’ll drop by The Professor’s Convatorium for his review of the year in #COVID19 stupid and his thoughts on where we’re likely headed.. In case this is just too uplifting for you, be sure to read his thoughts on Texas’ efforts in racist villainy, The 1836 Project.
- Something not so full off doom and gloom: Bob Cab Kings review of the novella, The History of Present Complaint, an exquisitely written summary of a psychotic episode.
- If you’ve ever wondered what would’ve happened had that rascally rabbit, Bugs Bunny, actually taken that left at Albuquerque, then you’re in luck because the ever delightful Chatty Introvert considers it.
- We’ll conclude this week’s list with The View From A Drawbridge’s post supporting the strike at a Fritto-Lay factory in Topeka.
The Mad Pingbackers
Let’s remember the kind souls who use their platforms both large and small to link to the blogs of others because they don’t have to yet they do.
- For nearly twenty years, Crooks and Liars has run Mike’s Blog Round Up, providing links to interesting liberal blogs that who ever is curating that week finds or likes or whatever. Ye Olde Blogge even shows up occasionally on it.
- Over on Fair and Unbalanced, Burr Deming posts a long list of interesting things he’s read from around the Interwebs with a healthy dose of snarky commentary.
- Refrain over at Mock, Paper, Scisors takes a turn helming MBRU now and again, and he often links to Us Olde Blogge.
- Infidel 753 runs a list of interesting blog posts he’s found every Sunday.He’ll kindly include a link to Ye Olde Blogge if we’ve happened to write something interesting that week..
- We always end this list with a link to read friend o’ the blog’s, Bob, who provides links to lots o’ interesting blog posts and insightful inspiring comments here on Ye Olde Blogge over at Of Cabbages and Kings
This Week in #COVID19 News in Cambodia
- The good news: We’re not back on lockdown, yet; although, they keep threatening if we cross some mythical “red line.”
- The bad news: We continued with an average of about 900 new cases per day.
- More good news, recoveries continue continue to outpace new cases.
- More bad news, healthcare facilities are on the brink of being overrun.
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