Untold Millions ≠ 15 Cases

ADDENDUM: If there are problems accessing the above RoyLab Stats RealTime Counter, try Clicking Here.

This post’s headline refers to Donald J. Trump’s fallacious (02/26/20) coronavirus claim…

“You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

As accurate and current as this Real Time Counter is, what it fails to report are the uncounted tears; of the patients, the medical professionals who are trying to save them, and last but not least, all who are mourning those, who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.

BTW…  if you’ve been guessing that coronavirus will soon be done with us… GUESS AGAIN!

Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

Stay on Board with the following life saving advice, too…

[1] Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time), [2] Cover all coughs and sneezes, [3] Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, [4] Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart, [5] Wear protective face masks in public, [6] Avoid large crowds, [7] socially isolate at home, [8] Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill / seek medical professionals’ help if necessary, [9] Know that you can be asymptomatic and still be spreading COVID-19 to others, and [10] Some epidemiologists now believe mere speaking can shed coronavirus; human airborne “droplets” remaining contagious for long periods of time. Ergo, it’s possible to contract COVID-19 even if you are the only one in the vicinity. Our best defense is to WEAR OUR MASKS every time we’re in public… watch video, below, for further details…

 

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Anniversary

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6 Year Anniversary Achievement
Happy Anniversary! You registered on WordPress.com 6 years ago. Thanks for flying WP. Keep up the Good Blogging.

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I’d like to thank the WordPress Team for establishing this user friendly platform; for building a vibrant, global blogging community. I’d also like to express my undying gratitude to all the talented, good people who, over the course of these past six years, have been spending their precious time reading, liking and commenting on my content; our virtually connecting / mind melding taking on an even deeper meaning, ever since the pandemic began redefining our society two years ago.

Take Care,

Signed: CommonSenseTom

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McConnell shows us who he/his GOP is

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When a reporter held Senator Mitch McConnell / his Trumper-Republican Party (GOP) accountable for lynching the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act; asked him what he had to say to the people of color who he/they had just screwed over (AGAIN), get a load of what that sagging, swaggering with white privilege, Klansman Kentuckian had to say…

“Well the concern is misplaced, because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell • January 19, 2022 [View Twitter Clip]

Well, Mister Mitch, what’s actually misplaced, here, is your brain. Hmm, on second thought, seeing how “misplaced” implies that you just might be able to find your mind, someday, let’s amend that to read:

What’s actually LOST, here, is your mind.

Additionally, in response to Mitch’s bogus claims of it being easy to cast ballots, at least for now, that may be true for WHITE voters. However, IF… correction… WHEN his fascist peers eventually get their way (and when do fascists not get their way, huh?) even Caucasians will wind up screwed over!

And, that all duly noted, let’s move on to the multitude of responses to accurately assess that ass, Mister Mitch, for, in essence, having said that African American voters are not Americans.

Let’s have Ol’ McConnell try these three on for size…

The Good Fit:

Mitch’s Freudian Slip Is Showing

The Better Fit:

Tired, has been, Mitch, digging in on his white supremacyst (<–not a typo) roots, riding atop his high white horse, donning his spooky, white robe and white hood costume, has trotted out / Trump-eted / spoken his “mind”.

The Very Best Fit:

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”

Maya Angelou • 12:01 PM · Jun 12, 2015 Tweet [View Twitter Post]

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No Bull Tish! All the Way Real!

8 Second Wonder Gap Refilled

Yesterday, I posted a CNN video of Motown music legend, Stevie Wonder, presenting his NO Bull Tish, wake-up call TO / calling out OF Washington’s wishy-washy, washed out, washed up Senators, who’ve been debating / dickering over whether or not to protect Voter Rights.

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Whether or not to protect Voter Rights…
WHETHER OR NOT TO PROTECT VOTER RIGHTS?

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As most critical thinking champions of sweet liberty would remind…

“WE are all entitled to Fundamental Human Rights; regardless of our race, hue, creed, national origin, gender identity, age, infirmity, station, résumé, zip code and credit score. WE are speaking of birthrights that… dammit… are Inalienable and, as such, are ABSOLUTELY Nonnegotiable; NEVER open to Debate!”

CommonSenseTom • January 18, 2022 | 8:20 am | Post Title: “They Dare to Haggle o’er Human Rights”

And, YES, the Right to Vote is just one of those Inalienable, Nonnegotiable, Never Debatable, Human Rights!

As bad as it ALREADY is that moronic Senators have the audacity to question, whether or not, we should secure our elections; i.e., to prevent partisan, fascistic Trumpian hacks from gutting Election Days of all freeness and fairness, this gets even worse.

You see, for reasons only CNN and various other news airers / streamers know (and we can only suspect), they had opted to expurgate 8 seconds worth of Stevie Wonder’s worthwhile message.

First, let’s review what they did allow him to say…

“Any Senator, who cannot support the protection of voting rights, in the United States of America, cannot say that they support the Constitution. Stop the Hypocrisy. Cut the Bull Tish! If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody but you can protect all of us.”

Now, let’s check out the video footage that wound up on somebody’s editing bay floor…

“And to keep it all the way real, the Filibuster is not working for Democracy. Why won’t you?”

See how the omission of that key segment drastically debilitates Wonder’s vital to Democracy’s survival message?

So, let’s…

  • now head back to the editing bay to retrieve and e-splice these two segments
  • experience the full impact of Wonder’s wondrous words as originally intended

“Any Senator, who cannot support the protection of voting rights, in the United States of America, cannot say that they support the Constitution. Stop the Hypocrisy. Cut the Bull Tish! If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody but you can protect all of us. And to keep it all the way real, the Filibuster is not working for Democracy. Why won’t you?”

Stevland Hardaway Morris (Stevie Wonder)

Hey Trump Sucker Republicans, WHY WON”T YOU?
Hey DINOs Joe Manchin & Kyrsten Sinema WHY WON”T YOU?

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“Cut the Bull Tish!” ~ Must See Vid

Wonder & King Speak Truth to Power

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Click to view the Clip (Courtesy of CNN)

Seeing how videos are oft here today/gone tomorrow, I’ve opted to also present / preserve, in text form, their vital to Democracy’s survival, wondrous and king-sized thoughts…

“Any Senator, who cannot support the protection of voting rights, in the United States of America, cannot say that they support the Constitution. Stop the Hypocrisy. Cut the Bull Tish! If you care and support our rights, do the hard work. You can’t please everybody but you can protect all of us.”

Stevie Wonder

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“For all the elected leaders out there, who are Tweeting, posting and celebrating my Grandfather, Dr. King, today, my message to you is simple, Do Not Celebrate, LEGISLATE!”

Yolanda Renee King

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They Dare to Haggle o’er Human Rights

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WE are all entitled to Fundamental Human Rights; regardless of our race, hue, creed, national origin, gender identity, age, infirmity, station, résumé, zip code and credit score. WE are speaking of birthrights that… dammit… are Inalienable and, as such, are ABSOLUTELY Nonnegotiable; NEVER open to Debate!

Just one of those Inborn Rights is the Right To Vote in FAIR, UNFETTERED Elections; to have the FREEDOM to empower ONLY the candidates who’ll do our bidding; i.e., conform, as closely as humanly possible, to the honorable values / ideals that WE cherish most; e.g., who’ll, for starters, dutifully legislate clear paths forward to end the pandemic, poverty, social injustice and environmental ruin.

Instead, WE discover the political Hellscape bogged down by closet Klansmen (mostly Trumper Republicans), in collusion with two corporately owned and operated Democrats in Name Only (DINOs) “senators” (West Virginia’s) Joe Manchin and (Arizona’s) Krysten Sinema.

That conglomerate is hellbent on dredging up the outmoded, found NOWHERE in the U.S. Constitution Filibuster, which will obliterate / bury Democracy, itself; respell it D-E-M-O-C-K-C-R-A-Z-Y

And in the process, these contemptible bastards will forever barricade America’s path forward; roadblock ALL progress with Grand Canyon deep craters and sky-high Mt. Everest / Olympus Mons1 boulders.

On future Election Days, the electorate will be expected to ballot box pleasure DJT or some other fascistic facsimile.

To flat-out ensure THEY win and WE lose, THEY will:

  • corruptly cling to their precious political power till Hell freezes over
  • reinstall das corrupt, fascistic freak, one DJT, until Hell freezes over
  • grant that insufferable, swaggering, blithering idiot Absolute Power
  • sycophantically grovel; down on their knees verbally “pleasure” him
  • get him in the mood to further fatten their already distended wallets

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Count to ten, Tom!

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That anyone would ever need to remind legislators, all under oath to preserve, protect and defend America, that haggling over the Right to Vote / Inalienable Human Rights is ABSOLUTELY NOT OPEN TO DEBATE

Why, that is utterly infuriating, preposterous, incomprehensible and unforgivable!

Yet here WE are…

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1 “Olympus Mons (found on Mars) rises three times higher than Earth’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, whose peak is 5.5 miles above sea level.”

01/18/2022 Google Search (Non-Credited Author • Timestamped: Dec 8, 2017)

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King’s Dream Has Yet To Come True

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Civil Rights Activist, Pacifist and Humanitarian Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on January 15, 1929, might’ve even been alive today, at the age of 93, had an assassin not gunned him down.

While, here in America, his birthday is observed as a Monday Federal Holiday, just how much does our contemporary populace, as a whole, truly honor him? Let’s narrow this down to the narrow minded…

  • Not politicians who prop-up the Senate’s Jim Crow era Filibuster.
  • Not governors who gerrymander/enact voter suppression (f)laws.
  • Not beat cops, who racially profile; unleash brutality/deadly force.
  • Not vigilantes, aka plainclothes Klansmen, who live / lust to lynch.
  • Not real estate agents whose #1 goal is whites-only neighborhoods.
  • Not employers who maintain non-level workplace, “playing fields”.
  • Not history revisionists who whitewash/sanitize filthy racist deeds.
  • Not the untold traffickers of Systemic Racism, as described HERE.

Alas, so much of MLK’s work has yet to be done.

Unless, until, the vast majority, spanning our entire society, can embrace all, which this great man had stood for, Black Lives will Matter only to those of us who had had his back all along.

Throughout Martin Luther King Jr’s far, Far, FAR too brief journey, here on Earth.

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The Fragile Fragile CD

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Up till two days ago, “scratching” had two musically oriented connotations; namely, the vinyl spinning, hip hop DJ artists’ technique AND (as any audiophile can attest), how those very vinyl LP and 45 “platters” oft serve up a multiple course meal’s worth of scratchy anomalies akin to the “Rice Krispies” snaps, crackles and pops (especially perceptible whenever the stylus starts tracking thru lower dB, acoustic movements.

Well, I now know of an entirely new, third meaning of “scratching” and that’s got me scratching my own noggin in wonderment. Check out how this etymological expansion played out…

Upon cuing up the progressive rock band, Yes’ 4th album (titled Fragile), I had no sooner engaged the CD player’s PB button than my ears were besieged by a scratchy din; worse than anything I’d have ever expected from its distant, vinyl ancestor.

Having totally bought into that eons old “CDs Are Forever” vow and utterly disbelieving what my own ears were telling me, I actually began troubleshooting everything; starting with a visual inspection of the disc for fingerprints. With none evident, next came the entire systems check; my sleuthing the cable “spaghetti” for any breaks / loose connections between amp, audio board and speakers. Again, no probs.

A few quick tests of some randomly selected CD’s all netted crystal clear playbacks; leaving me with the only possible conclusion. In essence, this Yes disc was a No go. Somehow, it had been corrupted; but by what?

Well, all it took was one Google search to instantly reveal an eerily similar account…

“Michele Youket, a Library of Congress preservation specialist, plays a CD of classical piano rhapsodies by Erno Dohnanyi. It crackles, and eventually the sound just cuts out. This is a variant of what’s called ‘CD rot’, Youket explains. In this case. it’s what’s called ‘bronzing’. The outer coating of the CD erodes, leaving a silver layer exposed. And when you leave silver exposed, it tarnishes.”

NPR Reporter Laura Sydell • August 18, 2014 / 5:21 PM ET • [Read Full Article] [access Podcast, too.]

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“So it’s actually changing the composition, and that’s why you hear the scratching there.”

Michele Youket

The odd thing, here, is, in spite of this Yes Fragile album’s 1971 release date, I’ve only owned the CD reissue for a short time and, consequently, there have not been all that many playbacks. Even odder is how there’s no noticeable “bronzing”. There’s got to be some other, at yet to be discovered, damaging agent in play.

While it’s true that I’m a staunch champion of truth in advertising, this is the one rare exception where I wish that a disc titled Fragile had not wound up so fragile.

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We May Not Prevail Tomorrow

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So far, 738 un-Americans have been arrested re the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Correction, make that 749, seeing how Oath Keeper Stewart Rhodes and ten other bastards joined their rank ranks mere hours ago.

The accused have been, or soon will be, on trial to establish (or not?) their culpability in subverting Democracy; i.e., interfering with the Congressional certification of (then President Elect) Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory; and more to the point, their attempting to, instead, unconstitutionally install their narcissistic, fascistic, sore loser “hero”, one Donald J. Trump, for another four years; more likely, till death do us part (America’s death not his).

Needless to say, the accused have lawyered up, and while I do believe that everyone suspected of criminal activity should be provided due process, these shameful individuals now enjoying such protection is the epitome of shameless hypocrisy.

  • On one hand… they could not wait to (figuratively speaking) brazenly set ablaze the U.S. Constitution’s parchment.
  • On the other… they have now (again figuratively speaking) conveniently hauled out the fire extinguisher to save that hallowed document just to “save their own bacon.”

One would think that these insurrectionists would, at the very least, demand punishment; if for no other reason, to prove they’re the hate America badasses, who they claim to be.

I’d like to believe that nobody could ever, seriously, want to lay waste to America; that they’re capable of feeling remorse; might even be clumsily saying “I’m sorry”.

However, let’s keep it all real.

Such sorrow is more about their having been arrested; and more to the point, being abandoned by Trump, who talked the talk, yet didn’t join them (as he had promised), to walk the walk to the U.S. Capitol; who, during the subsequent final two weeks of his term, further screwed them over by not pardoning even one of them.

Not that I, or any other true American, would’ve ever wanted him to do so… just sayin’…

For the record, EVERYONE found guilty of that attempted January 6th coup d’état must be punished to the full extent of the law, and that EVERYONE must be inclusive of Donald J. Trump.

Show any of them mere slap-on-the-wrist leniency, today, and that will not only embolden them but also rabble rouse insurrectionist wannabes out there to try to take out America, again; maybe as early as tomorrow.

Needless to say…

We the People May Not Prevail Tomorrow

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ADDENDUM: My futile attempt to post daily / beat the arrival of 01/14/2022, has resulted in numerous post publishing revisions, corrections of typos etc. My apologies for this unprofessionalism.

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Vivisection (Via Verbiage Only)

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Via a valid and vivid vivisection
An Exposé of ExPrez imperfection
Rhyme or reason presents clear reflection
This well-versed in Poli-Sci, thumbnail inspection

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Ignoble ignorance lurks, aft, Trump’s complexion
Housed in his automatic, autocratic head section
His default setting, to the max, Fault Deflection
Plus alt setting: Psychological Projection

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“Doctor” Don’s anti-science predilection
Inculcates his cult’s injection rejection
Perpetuates Covid’s fatal infection
Shared Viceroy / Virus M.O.; folks’ subjection

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Trump sees not 2020, loss of election
Sore loser makes, not, he-got-less-votes connection
Hence, he sought Pence to abet his defection
Since Pence spurned, Trump plots next Insurrection

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