Archive for December 23, 2021

Sorry for the short article. This week I’m absolutely swamped with the usual preparations for my family’s annual Polish and French Canadian Christmas Eve extravaganza. 

Our feast will include Pierogies, kapusta, crepes, meat pies, and so much more.  My job every year is to make the kapusta.  I follow a recipe that has been handed down through the generations from the Szczecin region of Poland.  I’ve also brewed two batches of homebrew beer to share with everyone.

I’m living in the household where our extended family gathers for every holiday.  The usual throng of relatives will gather here again this Christmas Eve.  Not a single relative has canceled out. We are not altering our festivities in any way at all.  We have done this all during pandemic, except for the Easter Brunch that happened a couple weeks into the pandemic.  We canceled that particular holiday gathering at the beginning out of an abundance of caution because no one knew just then the true nature of the Wuhan Virus. 

Ever since then we have held every single family gathering including major holidays, minor holidays, and a great many birthdays.  Not a single one of us wears a mask or gives a damn about anyone’s vaccination status.  Everyone hugs the customary amount and no one social distances at all. 

Last year the governor of our state banned all gathering in private homes of over ten people.  We steadfastly ignored his ban even though we faced heavy fines.  We are determined to do the same again if that idiot institutes the same fascist restrictions.

Unfortunately a large segment of the population in this country have succumbed to the fear and restrictions, and are canceling their Christmas festivities once again this year. They are missing out on so much.

It saddens me and angers me so much that so many countries have descended into abject tyranny and are placing draconian restrictions on the Christmas festivities of their entire populations. 

Mass non-compliance and mass resistance to all of this tyranny is the only way everyone’s holidays festivities will be truly free again.

The Woke NFL’s new policy on COVID whereby players aren’t constantly tested unless they are showing symptoms is a bow to reality and to the narrative.

The NFL embraced the whole Biden Admin you MUST get the vac business but the sight of games cancelled because of fully vaxed players still coming down with COVID is not only a danger to the bottom line and to player relations but it looks really bad for the Vax Nazis when fully vaxed players with little or no symptoms are missing games while at the same time trying to push said vax on the working public.

Of course the players who will not be tested can still catch the virus, carry the virus and even pass it on, but as long as they do so without causing a game to be delayed or cancelled it’s OK with the league.

The obvious question is: Do I have a better plan? Given what we’ve seen and know, yes.

Drop all testing. If a player is sick he doesn’t play. If he is not he does.

No charge

The Patriots winning streak ended in Indy as all winning streaks eventually do. the QB Mac Jones was rather subdued about it as several rookie mistakes on his part (combined with some horrible undisciplined penalties) cost them what was a very winnible game.

How he comes back from this next week vs Buffalo will say a lot about his future but with three weak opponents out of the final four games it’s pretty safe to say that Jones will be starting at least one playoff game as a rookie.

The other question is will the people who’ve been lionizing him for a month now jump off the bandwagon? I suspect that will depend on Buffalo.

Ironically one of the best things to give Jones perspective was Tom Brady’s and the Tampa Bay Bucs humiliating 9-0 shutout by the Saints.

“Just a tough night,” Brady said after the first home shutout of his 23-year career and first anywhere since a 21-0 loss at Miami on December 10, 2006, when Nick Saban was still coaching the Dolphins.

No current member of the Saints was in the NFL at the time. Defensive end Cam Jordan, who had two of the four sacks of Brady, was in high school in Chandler, Arizona.

Brady was clearly losing his temper on the sidelines but to me that’s a good thing. Great players expect a lot from themselves and if they fail to deliver as spectacularly as Tom did last week they should be angry.

But Mac Jones can get perspective here. If the best of all time can have a game like this during an MVP caliber season then he sure can have a bad game took.

BTW Watch for the media to go full on “Brady is finished” narrative to start up again.

The Baseball lockout is a great example of insanity.

You have a sport whose fanbase like me is aging and is in declining popularity. A sport that needs a spark and what do you get? Players making 6-10 figures arguing with owners making even more. This type of incompetence give the Biden Administration a run for its money.

The proof that baseball is the worlds most perfect sport is that it manages to survive time and again the regular idiocy of those in charge of it.