Even without the Canadian truckers providing the St. Crispin’s Day rally point against the Branch COVIDians, you have the feeling that this was the week the edifice started to crumble, when our betters started to contemplate the fate of Nicolae Ceaușescu when they look in the mirror. The science changed, you say? I think that must mean opinion polling science.

Steve and Lucretia also have a polite but spirited exchange over Mitch McConnell (two guesses who’s on each side, and the first one doesn’t count), and we also have updates on Steve’s progress with his 12-Step recovery program for his Deficient Meat Loaf Appreciation Syndome. (There’s been a short hiccup in the steps because Steve discovered, to Lucretia’s dismay, a significant prog rock connection to Meat Loaf’s career breakout moment!) And we are able to announce some good news about the worrisome rumors of supply chain issues for certain peaty single malts.

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  1. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    A couple of days before the special Senate elections in Georgia, McConnell floated a proposal for another big spending bill. Most of the money would have gone to corporations. He was saying to Georgia voters that there’s no reason to vote Republican because we’ll betray you.

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  2. Steven Hayward Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    A couple of days before the special Senate elections in Georgia, McConnell floated a proposal for another big spending bill. Most of the money would have gone to corporations. He was saying to Georgia voters that there’s no reason to vote Republican because we’ll betray you.

    My recollection differs, though my recollection of many things is faulty these days and could be wrong (and probably is wrong). I thought it was a messy three-sided affair, where Democrats wanted a larger relief portion than McConnell, and Trump oddly sided with the Democrats in wanting the personal relief provisions to be larger, and that he actually attacked McConnell for his stinginess. And hence made the run-off election even more chaotic and confused.

    As for corporate pork–well, that’s just the service charge for every spending bill in DC.

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  3. Dr.Guido Member
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    Mitch….none of us is without sin but….SCOTUS and Federal judges? And NO Garland!!

    Mitch gets to avoid the guillotine.

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  4. Richard Easton Coolidge
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    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    A couple of days before the special Senate elections in Georgia, McConnell floated a proposal for another big spending bill. Most of the money would have gone to corporations. He was saying to Georgia voters that there’s no reason to vote Republican because we’ll betray you.

    My recollection differs, though my recollection of many things is faulty these days and could be wrong (and probably is wrong). I thought it was a messy three-sided affair, where Democrats wanted a larger relief portion than McConnell, and Trump oddly sided with the Democrats in wanting the personal relief provisions to be larger, and that he actually attacked McConnell for his stinginess. And hence made the run-off election even more chaotic and confused.

    As for corporate pork–well, that’s just the service charge for every spending bill in DC.

    As Mark Steyn frequently says, the R leadership thinks it is a major achievement to drive the U.S. into bankruptcy one year later than the Ds will do by themselves.

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  5. Steven Hayward Member
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    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    Steven Hayward (View Comment):

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    A couple of days before the special Senate elections in Georgia, McConnell floated a proposal for another big spending bill. Most of the money would have gone to corporations. He was saying to Georgia voters that there’s no reason to vote Republican because we’ll betray you.

    My recollection differs, though my recollection of many things is faulty these days and could be wrong (and probably is wrong). I thought it was a messy three-sided affair, where Democrats wanted a larger relief portion than McConnell, and Trump oddly sided with the Democrats in wanting the personal relief provisions to be larger, and that he actually attacked McConnell for his stinginess. And hence made the run-off election even more chaotic and confused.

    As for corporate pork–well, that’s just the service charge for every spending bill in DC.

    As Mark Steyn frequently says, the R leadership thinks it is a major achievement to drive the U.S. into bankruptcy one year later than the Ds will do by themselves.

    I came up with an acronym for “Conservative Republican Alternative Program”—CRAP.

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  6. LibertyDefender Member
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    Lucretia‘s rant about masks on children ought to be an example in every dictionary entry for righteous indignation.

    We have known since March of 2020 that 

    • The median age of CoViD-19 deaths is ~80;
    • 95% of all CoViD-19 deaths had multiple co-morbidities; and
    • the average number of co-morbidities exceeds 2.5.

    CoViD-19 has always been a threat ONLY to those who are BOTH  old AND very sick.

    The Abrams Tank – brilliant!

    In re masks (and hand sanitizer) more generally, it’s always been a mystery to me how any parent could take masks seriously.  Any parent anywhere, since the dawn of time, has countless times been bathed in every conceivable human excretion, secretion, germ, microbe, pathogen, filth, . . . and lived to tell the tale. What is wrong with you mask and hand sanitizer fetishists?

    It is time for us to praise the podcasts that we have been praising, and that time is every day.

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