Well, it could have been worse.

The youngest has strep throat, not the coronavirus. Not that I thought that it was the coronavirus, or worried overmuch even if it was; one of the many weird things about this disease is that it seems to get milder, the younger you are. But he’s got something that can be treated with antibiotics, thank God.

Schedule’s still gonna be a little weird today, though.

Aww, shucks. The kids start school again tomorrow.

Ten hours from now, and they’ll be back in school.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself, really.  …No, you don’t understand [twitching]: I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. It’s freedom. Horrible, horrible freedom!


…Although.  Yeah.  I could go get chips.

Barack Obama ruins the night of kids with cancer.

Mind you, the Media is helping him here.

This is how a government official behaves when he knows, deep in his bones, that he will never have to answer for any sort of jackassery.

The U.S. Secret Service ordered hundreds of parents and their cancer-stricken children out of Lafayette Square on Saturday night, barricading the park for at least two hours and disrupting the group’s plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of and research funding for childhood cancer, participants said.

[Quick note: they had a permit.]

Police officers and agents on the scene told some parents that the closure was necessary because President Obama had left the White House from an entrance near the square to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual gala.

Continue reading Barack Obama ruins the night of kids with cancer.

#Obamacare kills 1,800 New Jersey kids’ healthcare policies.

Why? Oh, the usual reason: the federal government swooped in and slapped a bunch of extra requirements on an existing state-run program, thus automatically invalidating the current policies. As is typical in these cases, the parties involved were not able to work out how to get around the problem – kids don’t give money to Democrats, so there was of course no Obamacare exemption given in return – and so 1,800 kids have lost their coverage and the parents now have to scramble to keep their children insured.  Oh, and a special wrinkle: this program was for people who made too much money for Medicaid, but were still having trouble buying policies on their own.  That means that there’s going to be no subsidies for them, in this brave new healthcare world that has been inflicted upon us by the Democratic party.

But hey, remember: no child of a federal Democratic official was harmed by this policy – and New Jersey will probably not vote for the Republican candidate in 2016 – so from Barack Obama’s point of view there’s actually no problem. Guess those parents shouldn’t have deluded themselves into thinking that they were real, huh? Continue reading #Obamacare kills 1,800 New Jersey kids’ healthcare policies.

#Obamacare refuses to pay for sick kids’ care in Seattle, Washington. Like it does.

Back when Obamacare was all shiny and new, I was in the habit of calling it ‘health care rationing.’ I did this because I knew that you can’t have ‘less people uninsured’ AND ‘lower prices’ AND ‘improved services’ – and I assumed that the government would choose the first two and let the third go away on the wind. I got out of the habit of using the term ‘health care rationing’ because before the Obamacare launch it became clear that the government wasn’t going to manage ‘lower prices,’ either – and after the launch it’s becoming increasingly clear that they’re not going to manage ‘less people uninsured,’ either. In short: the word ‘Obamacare’ itself is sufficient warning.

But it remains true that we’re rationing care now.  Kids’ care, too [link added: sorry!].  Continue reading #Obamacare refuses to pay for sick kids’ care in Seattle, Washington. Like it does.

’43 stun-gunned at prisons’ Take Your Kids to Work Day’

I can’t believe that this isn’t up on Fark yet: this is why they invented the Florida tag.

43 stun-gunned at prisons’ Take Your Kids to Work Day

TALLAHASSEE — A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ”Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Via Instapundit and AoSHQ: this also reminded me of this Onion video, which is sufficiently lacking in good taste that I’ll just link to it.

Other than that, I got nothing.