These two @WHCA members were pioneers of American journalism.
We’ll be honoring the legacies of Alice Dunnigan and Ethel Payne at our dinner on Saturday night.
They’ll be the first receipts of the new Dunnigan-Payne Prize for Lifetime Career Achievement, our first such award. pic.twitter.com/cqykNqsy0f
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 25, 2022
Nice of them to announce this in time for Trevor Noah to rework his routine for this Saturday.
Yeah, I too would prefer President Biden not attend a potential superspreader event, but you pick your battles. The poor man does love him a proper craic… and events like this are as close as he’s allowed to get, these days!
We’ve obtained audio from the Eisenhower Library of the women pressing the president, moments that made news.
Eventually he stopped calling on them. pic.twitter.com/RFFvLCe3L3
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) April 25, 2022
The forward thinking of @justinsink and @finnygo moved this forward and the #WHCA board made it happen. https://t.co/CbWcLuhfQP
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) April 25, 2022
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
CNN says Orin Hatch is dead, but how can you tell, he’s always been a stiff
Who says covid’s done with us? A city councilwoman has it and is home, quarantined with symptoms. NWSL match last night featured a road team down five players and the head coach, due to covid protocols.
@David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch: The day after Orrin Hatch dies, the phone rings at his palatial estate. His widow answers. A voice on the other end says, “Hello, is Orrin Hatch available?”
“I’m sorry, he’s died,” says Mrs. Hatch. The man begs forgiveness and hangs up. But the next day the phone rings, and the sam voice asks, “Is Orrin Hatch available?”
”No, he’s died,” says Mrs. Hatch. “Didn’t you call here yesterday?” The man hangs up. But the next day the phone rings, and guess who it is?
Wrong! It’s the plumber. But then the phone rings again, and this time it’s the guy again, and he asks for Orrin Hatch. This time the woman gets mad.
”I’ve told you twice now that he’s dead,” she yells. “And I’ll say it again. ‘Orrin Hatch is dead.’ He’s DEAD. Can’t you get that through your head?”
”Oh yeah, I got you the first time,” the voice says.
”then why do you keep calling,” Mrs. Hatch replies.
”Because I like hearing it.”
@trollhattan: I’m here in Philadelphia, where they brought back the mask mandate for less than a week. Still seeing some people masking, but maybe 10% at most.
People here act crazy, but not because of Covid. But that’s par for the course.
Is Trevor Noah going to host it?
Where in the Midwest to I get yellow caution tape? Husband wants to do the first swipe of the lawn, and he wants to slaughtwr the forgetmenots AND the shasta daisies. I have known woodchucks who know more about gardening ( of course they did. That was their livelihood.)
@schrodingers_cat: Well, Noah’s gonna headline it, at least.
Oh my. You can get rolls of caution tape at any hardware store. I have several rolls in my garage cabinet right now. You might also want a roll of that bright orange plastic mesh fencing. It really stands out. Good luck. I hope it works out. ?
Blue and Molly were playing football with me. Blue is a border collie labrador retriever mix. Molly is a lab pit mix. These are common phenotypes at the shelter. Blue is a natural wide receiver. Molly is a natural linebacker. I ordered a Georgia jersey for Blue and an Alabama jersey for Molly.
Day before yesterday, they were going for the ball. It was a hail Mary, and they always treat an incomplete pass as a tip drill. If Molly gets the ball, we treat it as a fumble, and she tries to run it back against Blue’s herding instinct and my efforts. Anyway, she was going for the ball and darned if she didn’t tear Blue’s left ear half off!!!
She’s already shredded his tongue and gotten his ear before, but this was not in anger. It was just an accidental injury in the game of football. She was happy as a clam, waiting for the next play, and Blue came up dripping blood behind him.
The flap on Blue’s ear was doomed, so that was $500 bucks. Thanks Molly. They removed a half dollar sized piece and lasered the edge to stop the bleeding.
Blue is still the best looking dog in the world. I wrote a song about him called “My Dog is Too Good Lookin’ to Be My Wingman” which Cole Swindell is singing while I’m writing another hit on the beach in San Tropez.
Now Blue is wearing the Cone of Shame.
I made a long football practice video, though Molly doesn’t want to play so much because it is wet. It might be a good meditation. Blue is a good looking dog!!! This was before the injury.
Here are Blue and Molly at football practice.
@wetzel: Glad Blue wasn’t hurt too badly! Cute video.
@Suzanne: In blue Denver, mask wearing has declined to just about no one. I’m retired and out and about with mostly oldsters. That’s a demographic I thought might keep it up.
@Sure Lurkalot: A friend in an assisted-living place now has Covid. She attended their “Easter lunch,” with visitors from all over, no one masked.
Am I crazy? I’m not going to anything like that.
@wetzel: I’m sure he is still a good lookin’ dog. Thanks for the video, I kind of needed that.?
@Sure Lurkalot: No distancing to speak of, either.
I’m tempted to fart on people to get them to fuck off.
@Suzanne: Did you see my note about the GED?
@zhena gogolia: My co-worker, who announced 10 days ago that the son who lives with her has COVID, wasn’t online for most of last week and wasn’t online today either. I suspect she’s got COVID as well.
@zhena gogolia: No precautions at all is the only crazy position at this point. Mask, social distance, stay from crowded public places. Not just for Covid while it is still out there, but also during flu season from now on.
@wetzel: “Blue and Molly were playing football with me”
Maybe try soccer or basketball? (I hope Blue heals quickly!)
I’m reading encouraging things about Paxlovid, IF you take it as soon as you know you have Covid.
I’m assuming Biden is tested daily and watched like a hawk by his private doctor who is carrying around a bottle of Paxlovid with Biden’s name on it.
Mysterious outbreak of hepatitis in kids
@BigJimSlade: It was just an accident. Molly’s got BIG TEETH!
Me and Blue and Molly are saving the sport of football. Until they can make it safe for people, dogs can play football. Dogs enjoy the sport of football. They understand the rules.
To make a team you need a wide receiver and a linebacker. Blue and Molly and me will take on any other dog football team at Mason Mill park. Blue against your linebacker. Your wide receiver against Molly. We will send your dog football team home with your tails between your legs. We will score touchdowns with ease, and your wide receiver will not be able to solve Molly’s defense.
@Raven: No, I’m sorry, I just have missed it. Repost or link?
The only thing I give a tinker’s damn about the entire pomp and circumstance about the WHCA shindiggy is how I adore all things Ayesha Rascoe? I grew up in the 60s and so on in the San Francisco Bay Area and I’ll go to my grave knowing two things to be true- the ability to discern the scent of Shalimar in a crowd and the voice of Belva Davis. You all can have all the Walter Cronkite to reassure and inform you on the daily, but fer mee, the Southern tang of Belva Davis was all I needed to know what was true and necessary to know. I feel that same sense of commitment to the truth and the authentic voice that Ms Rascoe now brings to my Weekend Addition. Fight me in the comments, but prepare to be beaten about the head and neck.
@Suzanne: Ah, the art of farting on demand is back in demand!
@Ohio Mom: I have a lifelong friend who works for United Airlines as a gate agent at a major airport. He is HIV-positive and he has it well-controlled and does all the healthy lifestyle stuff, but I still worry about him. He’s been super-careful about Covid. Anyway, literally the day the mask mandate was repealed on airplanes, he got Covid. He got himself some Paxlovid right away and he’s been fine, but he noted that Paxlovid apparently makes your mouth taste funny, kind of metallic, and he definitely experienced that side effect!
When I was running early Saturday errands after the mandate was lifted, few people were masked. This past weekend, more were masked than the weekend before. I think people may be having second thoughts about not wearing masks.
@Suzanne: Fortunately here on SE Seattle most people are still masking*. It just seems like common sense. Just because the mask mandate has ended do you believe a virus was paying attention?
* Hopefully it will last because cases are inching up steadily and we haven’t gotten close to the likely peak
P.S. Have you considered an air horn? Brown shorts have lasting repellant qualities.
It’s a tinker’s dam.
Nothing particularly noteworthy regarding the vitriol or prevalence (or lack thereof) of cussing among tinkers. :)
@wetzel: Blue’s intensity is really something. He does love football.
@Suzanne: A friend had his 70th birthday party with 60 people in a big garden but they moved inside when it got very cold, very fast. I realized that 95% of them had lived through AIDS and had friends who were HIV+. They were a group that knew that a deadly virus is not going to be fooled by your crazed notion that it won’t get you.
@wetzel: impressive! I hope their contract extensions aren’t too expensive ;-)
I’d be awfully pissed at management if I lived in an assisted-living facility that hosted something like that. People there are going to be more vulnerable due to age, poor health, or both. The people who run the place should know better.
I’m still in the ‘no indoor restaurants, no movie theaters, no gyms, no physical therapy’ camp, so I hardly think you’re crazy. I don’t want to be around other people eating and drinking (and probably talking loudly), or exerting themselves and breathing hard. Not until this plague is good and over, if that ever happens, which I’m starting to wonder about.
@Dan B: No kidding. I was born in 1980, and I remember my family talking to me about AIDS as a kindergartener and staying away if I saw anybody scrape their knee or get a paper cut and being so terrified that I literally couldn’t eat. Overkill for a kid, but we lived in the NY suburbs and my mom had friends in the gay community and everyone was so, so afraid. And then the drug cocktails started getting figured out in my later teenage years, and it was such a mindfuck for my gay friends at the time…. by then, I was living in Mesa, AZ, which is still the most conservative large city in the country, and it was absolutely not welcoming for my gay friends, and they were all “exploring their sexuality” in secret. And everyone just a few years older than us was still super-scared. It freaked me out, when I got just a few years older, to see how un-scared the younger kids were. Like, do you not know this shit can kill you?!?!
@Suzanne: I had not heard about the metallic taste side effect from Paxlovid, that’s a side effect of some chemos too.
I looked over the list of drugs that you can’t mix with Paxlovid. None of mine are on it but Ohio Dad’s cholesterol med is, I don’t know what that means. Hopefully all that would need to be done is for him to stop taking the cholesterol med while he does the Paxlovid and hopefully we will never need to find out.
I guess we can assume HIV drugs are not on the list.
Ethel Payne! I used to read her column regularly in the Chicago Defender. Was pretty young, but felt I learned a lot from her.
Dead thread, but I always read that as WCHA – Western Colligate Hockey Association. Yes I am from Minnesota, why do you ask? ?