Twin Pecan Trees

That’s what I’ve decided are the twin grandfather trees off our back porch at Neely’s Canyon. By the shape of their leaves, which are spearhead-like.

And that explains why the squirrels like to play on them, says Barbara Ellen. Ah, but I have seen them play on big oaks, too.

Too bad we can’t gather their pecans, but they are deeply rooted a good hundred feet down the steep slope of the canyon and therefore unreachable. Chiefly because it would be a bear for us two old fogies  to climb back up.

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Rule 5: Ashley Alexiss

The calming Dr. Birx

The WaPo, second only in uselessness to the world’s most over-rated newspaper, i.e. The NYSlimes, hopes to scare as many as possible. Because that sells newspapers?

Says Dr. Deborah Birx, of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force:

“Please, for the reassurance of people around the world, to wake up this morning and look at people talking about creating DNR situations — do not resuscitate situations for patients — there is no situation in the United States right now that warrants that kind of discussion.“

Nor is it likely to, though time will tell.

Via PJMedia

Crazy Nancy’s delay

The umpty-trillion stimulus package, to principally help hourly workers furloughed by small business passed yesterday (Wednesday) in the Senate by unanimous consent, meaning including the Dimocrats.

But Crazy Nancy has to put off the House’s vote until Friday morning when she’s recalled the members from their little vacation during a pandemic. Even though it could be passed electronically by unanimous consent without recalling them. Gotta whoop up on Trump, apparently, and by extension on those hourly workers who ought to promise themselves to remember this play as they dig into their cat food.

Every day Trump makes his enemies look smaller. And g-d knows, Pelosi does.

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Rule 5: Ashley Alexiss

Pronoun comedy

“Soon, however, the conflict erupted again when Meriwether forgot and said, “Mr. Doe.” Even though he immediately corrected himself, the damage had been done. Doe again complained about Meriwether’s unequal treatment of students in class, saying that (s)he might hire a lawyer and bring a Title IX action against the university if something weren’t done about the professor.”

Really quite ludicrous, except for the suppression of free speech. Screw the little twerp and the judge who found for him. Her. It.

Via Instapundit

“Orders” from the pols

Travis County has now joined Austin city in “ordering” us residents to stay home from midnight tonight until April 13. To try to slow the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus.

We can go to the grocery, the doctor, do outdoor exercise, and etc “that contribute to the health of the public” but not, apparently, go to work. That should effectively kill many small businesses, which will not “contribute to the health of the public” employed by them.

President Trump has suggested (not ordered) a return to work by Easter, a week later than which is the 13th, to save the economy. Not to mention the livelihoods of so many people. Small business carries half of America’s employment.