The Friday hawt chicks & links is aware that it skipped a week last week. The thing is, the thing is … this new format is hard to pull together in a single week when you’re working a full time job that is not in any way restricted to the usual worker’s paradise regimen of a 40 hour work week. I will try to get this out every week; emphasis on the word try. But every second week might have to be the go-to format. We shall see.
Events are proving interesting; as always, 2020 is the putrid gift that keeps on taking. The US election is not far off and true to my promise I have not written about it this time. I am content to let others do that because whereas in 2016 the road was clear for those who chose to look, this time it is a murky bowl stained beyond recognition. The enemy in 2016 was haughty, vain and overconfident. This time they are treasonous, seditious and scheming. I do not know how it will go this time. So I sit back and wait and smoke my pipe with a tired air of haughty impatience. Nom nom nom.
The title of the hawt chicks & links this week comes from the Bible – Isiah 3:12
As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
It was James Higham who put me onto this passage and accurate it is indeed for our present times. In New Zealand there is to be an election and the citizens have a choice between a noxious woman on the left and a blundering woman on the right. Which means they have no choice at all. Better a thousand ants that infest your armpits than this awful fate.
But now I let my readers settle back into their deep leather chairs as autumn pushes its fingers at the thin glass windows. The fire sets a yellow glow over the room, illuminating the high rows of books that gaze down with quiet wisdom. Your faithful hound is at your feet, one ear cocked for danger on the path. There is a glass of something good and fine in your hand and your packed pipe lies waiting to be lit. So relax in the knowledge that hard times lie just around the corner and now is the moment to make the future memories upon which you will depend.