Day 205

It’s Day 205 of the Ohio Shutdown and Day 141 of playing “You Bet Your Life.”

Deb and I are good. We got married 14 years ago today, so after I got off work we did a little bit of celebrating.

A very little bit, actually. These are busy days, and a low-key observance was in order.

One small nod to the “pandemic” nonsense. Yesterday afternoon, Jack Windsor said that data tell a story, while the Machine of State creates a narrative.

There’s a big difference between “story” and “narrative” — the former is fact, the latter propaganda.

How are you conducting yourselves these days? Are you paying attention to the story told by data? Or have you submitted to the propaganda machine?

I hate to be a tease here, but have you seen yesterday’s testy exchange between Nancy Pelosi and Wolf Blitzer? It might just be the most thoroughly satisfying 14 minutes of television I’ve seen in a long time.

I’m not gonna publish the link, but seriously, you owe it to yourselves to find it and watch it. Blitzer, see, in a fit of journalism, had the temerity to ask actual questions. And how did Pelosi react?

She suffered a complete meltdown. It was breathtaking.

In less time than it takes to brew a pot of coffee, Pelosi demonstrated that everything we say about her is not pejorative but true — patronizing, petty, arrogant and stunningly lacking in self-confidence.

She’s a pathetic old bat with a gavel. And she’s two heartbeats away from the presidency.

Last week I became aware of a protest march scheduled for this Friday evening here in Pickerington. One look at the poster advertising the event makes it clear that “The Students’ Revolution” is an offshoot of “Black Lives Matter” — the raised fists, the neo-Marxist lingo, the nod to Alinsky.

The catalyst for the stunt is the school board’s disciplining of two administrators, one white and one black, both women. They were treated differently — not because of race, but because their actions were very different. The Mob disagrees, of course, thus the demonstration.

Outside agitators are bent on whipping up baby racists in our small town. Hell, they’ve even enlisted churches to help bus college students in from OSU and beyond.

What could possibly go wrong?

Let me be clear — this is still America, and I’ll gladly defend my fellow citizens’ rights to assemble and speak, even if that speech is dishonest, bigoted and anti-American.

But I’ve already seen this movie. The march is set to step off at 6pm, with a rally at the end. Within two hours it’ll be dark.

Until and unless The Mob voluntarily disperses, there’s the potential for bad things to happen. That’s been the pattern for the past 141 days in cities all across this country.

Oh, did I mention that the march route comes within a hundred yards of Second Chance Ranch?

We’ll be vigilant. And we’ll be ready.

Take care of yourselves. Stay calm. Stay sharp. Stay free.

#WiseUp #OhioAgainstDeWine #LibertyOrDeath