The Other McCain

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The Last Time I Got a Cold …

Posted on | February 20, 2012 | 25 Comments

. . . it turned into pneumonia, and therefore I took alarm when I got a runny nose today. So I went to bed, figuring that the strain of coping with Post-CPAC Bloggers Gone Crazy Week (as I’ve begun to describe it) might be undermining my physical well-being.

However, my wife surprised me this afternoon by bringing home a chocolate milkshake for her ailing hubby. Getting up out of bed long enough to drink that, I felt obliged to do a quick post to explain why I might be mostly offline for a while. Some notes before I go back to bed:

So that’s just a wee bit of links to tide you over until Smitty can get online and begin blogging. If this little sniffly cold turns into something more serious — which I pray it won’t — so that this turns out to be my last post before departing for that Big Blog in the Sky, let my last bequest be the Five Most Important Words in the English Language:

Hit the Freaking Tip Jar!


  • steveegg

    I would ordinarily suggest orange juice and chicken noodle soup, but I trust Mrs. Other McCain has that covered.  Let me suggest Michelle Malkin’s Hot Toddy recipe (it should be right up your alley).

  • Adrienne

    Take Airborne every four hours.  It will help you get over whatever it is you have faster.  Really!

    Tell Mrs. Other to get the Wallgreens brand – it’s much cheaper. 

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    See, she loves you.  A heck of a lot better than some false bloggy “love” from Tabatha Hale.  

  • Boogliodemus

    Better yet, down a pint of Jack Daniels. Works for me.

  • Wendy

    Bloody good thing you were dressed in manly pants, and not a slutty short skirt, or it *would* be pneumonia, and the dried up harpies would blame YOU for the illness!

  • Bob Belvedere

    And it really can’t hurt.

  • Bob Belvedere

    We’re thinking of you and thats a neutral objective fact.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady  Crack Emcee had this awesome Penn Jillette clip.  Penn has some good points.  I like Penn’s attitude.  Do you get the feeling there are some self named “conservatives” who like to argue like liberals sometimes?  

  • Obi’s Sister

    Get better!  The bloggysphere can’t function without you!

    In other news, give me a call when you’re feeling better (the number hasn’t changed).  We have less than stellar news in L.S.

  • Zilla of the Resistance

     I hope you feel better soon, Stacy! Steve stole my idea, I was going to tell you to have a hot toddy, but if you want to give it a tropical feel (in honor of your upcoming trip to Vanuatu), then instead of OJ & whiskey, you can do warm pineapple juice, honey & rum, maybe with a little umbrella in it too!

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  • Dianna Deeley

    Feel better. And get a pneumonia shot! I got sick of landing in the hospital with my friends and family looking scared to death for a week so I got one.

    So far, one emergency room visit for my blasted asthma, and nothing else. The shot makes a huge difference.

  • Dianna Deeley

    The famous theraflu toddy (as developed by my household): One shot of whiskey; 1 tablespoon honey; the juice of one half of one lemon from the tree outside the door; one packet of theraflu night-time; boiling water.

    Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Cut a translucent slice from the other half of the lemon and float it on top. Allow to cool for approximately five minutes (while the patient is being put to bed), then serve.

    Be sure to catch the cup as the patient drops off to sleep.

  • Joseph Fein

    Feel better RS!  Get some Jewish Chicken soup! Cures everything known to man.

    Also, if I cannot raise $1,500 by Wed, I cannot go up to the CAGOP Convo (where they will vote on the platform).

    Thanks for your help.  

  • M. Thompson

    Well, best wishes on your recovery.  It won’t be quite the same with out America’s Top Gonzo Reporter on the job.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Mildly disturbing side note: the original Gonzo reporter, Hunter S. Thompson, died seven years ago today.

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  • lonely conservative

    At the first sign of a cold start taking extra vitamin C. It works for me. 

    Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  • David R. Graham

    Saline solution in both nostrils often, 24/7, get it way up in the sinus cavity and let is drip from inside down into the throat (with head back, e.g. while lying down). Generic brands are just as good as elites. And don’t pick nose. If nose sore inside (from picking), q-tip Neosporin to the spot between saline solution nasal duches. Bronchial infections usually start inside the nose/sinus cavity. Ergo keep those clean, unharmed, per above. Also good to rest, as you’re doing, especially in consideration of dietary and nervous stresses placed on your body. Be strong, be happy.

  • Adjoran

     And they said there was nothing good about the impending Zombie Apocalypse!

  • Adjoran

    The  Virginia Breakfast was designed for the morning before University of Virginia home football games, but has been know to cure almost everything.  You will need:

    One (1) 16-ounce steak
    One (1) fifth of good bourbon
    One (1) mature hound dog

    Oh, the dog?  He eats the steak, of course . . .

  • Christy Waters

    Just getting over #CPACPlague, myself. Plenty of fluids, plenty of rest, and good meds. Feel better soon.

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  • Missred

    chicken broth with hot sauce works for me.  three cups and nasty colds just disappear.  

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