Ayaskimew in the Montagnais tongue means she who laces snowshoes. It is where we get the word Eskimo from. At least according to some. Others say it comes from Algonquian word askamiciw which means “he eats it raw”.
Kung Flu Fighting — If you missed the just ended presidential Covid-19 update, a silly person pretending to be a journalist snippily asked President Trump about a report that someone in the White House referred to the disease as the Kung Flu. The President asked her who. She didn’t know. The President asked her to repeat the phrase. She got flustered. The president was Kung Flu fighting. His quips were fast as lightning. It was a little bit frightening. But he fought with expert timing.
And for what it’s worth, we never heard the phrase until the silly person pretending to be a journalist brought it up. We think she coined a new name for the disease which will come into common use.
Kung Flu Master
GOP Sweeps Special Elections In Pa — Republicans, yesterday, March 17, won all three special elections for vacated State House seats leaving them with a 110-93 majority in that chamber.
All seats had been held by Republicans.
Kathleen C. Tomlinson beat union plumber Harold Hays by 10 points (unoffically) in the 18th District. It had been held by Gene DiGiorlamo who left after winning a seat on the Bucks County Commissioners. The district went for Hillary Clinton by 9 points in 2016 according to National GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Ms. Tomlinson is the daughter of state Sen. Tommy Tomlinson (R-6), who we have written about on occasion.
Eric Davanzo, a union carpenter, won the the race in the solid Republican 8th District beating Democrat Robert Prah Jr. by 12 points (unofficially). Prah ran conservatively as a veteran, educator, volunteer firefighter and former mayor of Smithton. He still lost big. The district in Mercer and Butler counties had been been represented by Ted Nesbit who stepped down after winning a seat on the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas.
Tim Bonner routed (50 points, unofficially) Democrat Phil Heasley in the 58th District. The seat had been held by Justin Walsh who left after winning election to Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas.
What a difference a Tabas makes.
Rematches are expected in the Nov. 3 General Election for full terms for all three seats.
GOP Sweeps Special Elections In Pa
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.