Wednesday, April 28, 2021



For how many eons has the “mask mandate” – which the “guvrmint” types (i.e., federal, state, and local) have thought that they had power to enforce -- been the “new normal?” I don't remember. It seems like we've had a decade or more of mask wearing!

I have written about the insanity, since 2020, until I'm blue in the face. Enough is enough!

Mask Off

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee removed the “mandate” that he did not have power to order, in the first place. Effective 4/27/2021, Tuesday, at 11:59 PM, “mask off” is in effect. See “Gov. Lee Pushes Reopening, Focus on Economic Recovery: Ends Public Health Orders and Local Mask Authority,” on Tennessee State Government, 4/27/2021. I like how these bureaucrats get it down to the second.

Knox County, where Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and I reside, unfortunately, has lifted that “mask mandate,” as of the same date and time. Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, the former professional wrestler, followed Bill Lee's “executive order.” See “State health director: Mask-wearing now a 'personal choice',” on WBIR-TV, by WBIR Staff, 4/27/2021.

Well, good. It seems that various points of bureaucratic confusion are happening. You can find various website articles, if you care to take the time. I did, for about a minute or so. It's insanity winding down, folks.

For the last eon, as it seems, when I exited a business that had required masks, I would always say, loudly, “mask on; mask off; I am still a free man, in a once free and great nation!” I have either had no one around to hear me, a few who may have heard me, or a few folks who clapped and commented in a positive manner. Mrs. Appalachian Irishman has heard me a few times.


I did a Norton Safe Search for “mask on; mask off; I am still a free man in a once free and great nation photographs.” The following is what the search gave me, as on of many irrelevant photographs.

I hope that most folks, in this once free and great nation, have crossed the road, into freedom. As the media types seem to indicate lately, that is not happening. The USSA, apparently, is on the fast march to “democratic socialism.” The socialists are using “systemic racism,” etc., as their tools – to advance their propaganda and agenda.

It seems, for now, however, that the chickens may have won the “mask mafia war.” We will see. I'm 10-10 on the side, to eat supper now!



Anonymous said...

Hello, Appalachian Irishman! I just found this post that you wrote two years ago. I used to say the same thing, coming out of stores. Did you know that WBIR-TV still has a Coronavirus section, under News? It has a 1/30/23 AP story, “President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11.” That story says that Biden lifted the COVID-19 national emergency, but not until May 11th, next month. The link is I'm also a free man in a once great country. Keep up the good work!

M. Fearghail said...

Thank you for your comment, Mr. Anonymous! Thanks for stopping by! I was amazed when I read that 1/30/2023 AP article, on WBIR's website! Apparently, this once great nation is still in a state of pandemic, COVID-19 emergency, until 5/11/2023! I had to laugh out loud! Best wishes to you, as you continue to stand “as still a free man, in a once free and great nation!” You are welcome to stop by and comment any time!