Who Won the Week (12 September 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week posts, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

It has started.

My winner this week is simply France. I wanted to mention Agnès Buzyn. Never heard of her? Let me explain.

The 58-year-old Buzyn was the Health Minister in France just eighteen months ago. She stepped down in February 2020, to run in the Paris mayoral election.

February 2020 seems rather convenient, in terms of COVID, doesn’t it? But if you remember, there was lots of talk about governments everywhere having the measure of COVID, months before the pandemic, and wilfully looking the other way.

Buzyn herself publicly described COVID as “low risk”, although she also admitted later that she knew a “tsunami” was about to happen.

It’s one of the first cases where a public official is actually facing accountability for their action/inaction. In Buzyn’s case, French prosecutors are investigating her for the very wide charge of “endangering the lives of others”.

Let’s hope many more are forced to account for themselves.


Reblog: Songshine Sunday #21

KK let me post again and there was but one choice today:

Songshine Sounds

Whether or not there’s sunshine where you are in the world this Sunday, we hope you’ll enjoy a sunny track, and that it uplifts your spirit.

You want some sunshine today?

The legendary Barry White was born on this day in 1944. That voice even turns me on!

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Life through the Lens (12 September 2021)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

Old Harry, Dorset

In Loving Memory

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 September 2021, scrumptious.

A forgetful old caterer Keith,
To provide for a funeral, his brief,
Made a scrumptious selection,
Only one raised objection,
When she swallowed the poor guy’s false teeth.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt