Had to take a "sick day" today, but we committed to not taking any medications until the KITM time machine had been safely parked.
Here's how things went down a year ago, on January 24, 2022:
Whew! David Waldman announces that COVID 19 finally disappeared this weekend! It kind of was like magic, wasn’t it? Oh no, sorry, typo — that’s “Aaron Rodgers” ... Aaron Rodgers who went away. The pandemic, on the other hand is a lot tougher. Bari Weiss and Bill Maher aren’t “done” yet. Even Sarah Palin won’t be able to ghost this virus… or perhaps she can.
As Greg Dworkin explains, going back to normal from the pandemic depends on which pandemic you are talking about, and which normal you hope to return to. The trick is, you need to get used to a lot of people dying all of the time. Donald Trump, Samuel Alito, and Glenn Youngkin have become fine with people dying in their hands, so you can too. Mask policy on the other hand, that’s something some people are ready to die, and kill for. If one mask prevents the sale of one gun, that’s a violation of a sacred right. It’s America, so high schoolers held back until they’re 18 or over can now carry guns, plus they don’t have listen to anyone talk about someone else’s civil rights anymore.
You know who had a bad day though? Donald Trump! They’re picking on his little girl! No — Ivanka! Ivanka Kushner! Of course, her dad had plans for seizing voting machines, overthrowing democracy, etc. , but Ivanka is barely two Rittenhouses old and should be left alone. Newt Gingrich plans for January 6 committee members to be locked up by next January.
January 6 insurrectionist lawyer Paul Davis is now patriot lawyer for patriots since his previous employment changed the locks. John Pavlovitz has Republican friends, but he doesn’t respect them anymore. Rick Wilson might have a few Republican friends left, but don’t bet on it.
The Virginia Attorney General ran low on state people to fire and since moved on to firing the private sector. Over in Great Britain, Conservative MP Nus Ghani was fired for showing too much “Muslimness” in meetings.