Archive | April 1, 2020

Wanna feel better? This always works.

 

Ever since my wife died almost 14 years ago I have lived alone. Yes, I got a dog, and I have dinner out almost every week with my two adult stepdaughters and their families, but I’ve largely kept pretty much to myself, much like a hermit. So when our governor issued a stay-at-home order to reduce the spread of this killer virus, my life didn’t change very much, but the already limited interaction I had with my few friends was further reduced. 

A few days ago, while chatting with a friend on the phone I learned that one of her good friends, who I’ll call Sharon, had just been diagnosed with stage IV cancer in multiple organs. My friend was distraught, not only by Sharon’s unfortunate disease, but that she was having trouble finding someone to help her get to her medical treatments and doctor visits. My friend was unwilling to risk going out and possibly exposing herself to this Wuhan China virus, because she has some worrisome medical issues, so she could not take her, and other potential options were not attractive. So, I told her I could do it.

This morning I drove a few miles to Sharon’s house and took her to a nearby medical center which is quite close to my home. A few hours later I took her back home. She was very appreciative and asked me why, since I barely knew her, I would do this for her. I told her it really made me feel good. It also gave me something useful to do for a little while and helped someone who really needed it. 

Help someone in need, it will make you feel better.

Stay safe.

-Bill Bowser-

THE SPHINX—-APRIL & HOLIDAYS

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/we-will-prevail-trump-campaign-releases-ad-with-democrats-praising-handling-of-coronavirus-pandemic

https://www.redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/03/29/watch-trump-just-eviscerates-cnn-for-misleading-americans-about-remarks-he-made-about-governors-showing-appreciation/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/03/30/lefties-are-triggered-because-american-businesses-are-taking-part-in-the-coronavirus-briefings-n2566013

https://www.redstate.com/alexparker/2020/03/30/trump-coronavirus-press-conference-jim-acosta-snarky-question-upset-with-you/

https://www.redstate.com/

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The Editor:  Will you be an April Fool, LL ?

https://www.almanac.com/calendar/date/2020-04-01

Easter Cat:  I wouldn’t be a Democrat for one day or one hour.  Here are some April happenings.

https://www.wincalendar.com/Holiday-Calendar/April-2020

There are too many days to cover, so I am just showing Easter.

https://www.almanac.com/content/when-is-easter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flzIpwrih8Q&list=PL3930DBA3929A5221

TE:  Is it true that some states are hunting down people fleeing New York, EC ?

Fido Cat:  It appears to be true.  They are hunting them down like mad dogs or Norwegian Rats.  The head of Homeland Security advised citizens to take their car tags inside at night, to prevent theft.

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-03-28/rhode-island-door-knocks-in-search-of-fleeing-new-yorkers

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-threatens-lawsuit-over-rhode-island-crackdown-on-virus-fleeing-new-yorkers

https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/florida-setting-up-checkpoints-for-new-yorkers-fleeing-coronavirus/

Here is what they look like.  Be careful, they are vicious when cornered or see a smile.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/giant-rat-killed-pitchfork-marcy-houses-believed-gambian-pouched-rat-article-1.946931

Here is what the city has become ( for loyal mature readers ).  Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) has been sent to rescue the city.

Mule Trading

 

Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily in Starkville, MS. and bought a mule for $100.

The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

The next morning the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.”

Curtis & Leroy replied, “Well, then just give us our money back.”

The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”

They said, “OK then, just bring us the dead mule.”

The farmer asked, “What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?”

Curtis said, “We gonna raffle him off.”

The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead mule!”

Leroy said, “We shore can! Heck, we don’t hafta tell nobody he’s dead!”

A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked.

“What’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?”

They said, “We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.”

Leroy said, “Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $998.”

The farmer said, “My Lord, didn’t anyone complain?” 

Curtis said, “Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back.”

Curtis and Leroy now work for the government.

 

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Asteroid or Potato?
Image Credit: Jack Sutton

Explanation: Is this asteroid Arrokoth or a potato? Perhaps, after all the data was beamed back to Earth from NASA’s robotic New Horizons spacecraft, the featured high resolution image of asteroid Arrokoth was constructed. Perhaps, alternatively, the featured image is of a potato. Let’s consider some facts. Arrokoth is the most distant asteroid ever visited and a surviving remnant of the early years of our Solar System. A potato is a root vegetable that you can eat. Happy April Fool’s Day from the folks at APOD! Although asteroid Arrokoth may look like a potato, in fact very much like the featured potato, Arrokoth (formerly known as Ultima Thule) is about 200,000 times wider and much harder to eat.

Tomorrow’s picture: tubers in space

SOWELL’ISMS

Mr. Sowell grew up in Harlem, served in the Marine Corps during Korean War…graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, Masters from Columbia U…Economist, Social Theorist, Philosopher, Author…Senior Fellow. Hoover Institution, Stanford University…National Humanities Medal… Francis Boyer Award…    
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