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Didja hear the one about the MAGA mad hatter & hater of all
ejumacation? Within mere minutes after his very first day in
Kindergarten began, he, first, cut class; next rushed down to
the principal’s office to query, “Is this where I go to drop out?”

See, my headline is the truth, whole truth and nothing but the
truth. Did I not tell you nothing about this post would be funny?

The way I typically end nearly all my blogs is dead serious, too!

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Checking Mercy at the Front Door?

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Here, on the www, my a.k.a.s, past and present, have, more or less, relied on wordplay; e.g., Cussin’ Itt, Wholly Moses, TrueBlueBloggerTom and CommonSenseTom.

Back in the real world, matters have proven more utilitarian e.g., Tommy, Tomaso and Thomas; or if I somehow managed to PO somebody, Tom-Ass.

Yet, at no point during my stint on Earth has human biology ever required any of the generic monikers: dada, daddy, dad, pop, pa, papa and my old man.

Briefly stated, opting out of parenthood stems from my lifelong contention that, from an ideological, environmental and financial standpoint, our world has rarely, if ever, been family friendly. And current events have only served to intensify such sentiments.

Do stay with me, there really is a point to this post.

During today’s airing of the public radio discussion program, 1A, (an abbreviated nod to the First Amendment which, in part, grants us free speech and press rights) the first hour’s topic was titled:

What’s Happening To Migrant Children At The Southern Border

As host Jenn White and her guests Dulce Garcia, Leah Chavla and Caitlin Dickerson delved deeply into the major issues, an incidental point surfaced, namely, that the staffs of Border Protection Facilities are not sufficiently trained to deal with the influx of migrant children; i.e., meet their basic needs.

Whoa!

You mean to tell me that these government hired hands find it utterly impossible to draw on what one would expect to be DNA hardwired into us; namely, compassion, humaneness, kindness, consideration, understanding, sympathy, tolerance; leniency, mercy, pity, tenderness; benevolence, charity, goodness, magnanimity?

Or worse yet, these dudes and dudettes check such human / humane attributes upon front door ingress to the workplace? Or worse yet, once they “punch in”, these kids become their punching bags?

My God, even during my limited experiences with temporary fatherhood (e.g. once becoming the designated babysitteer during an impromptu family reunion and once yelling out, “WATCH OUT” to attract the attention of a distant, distracted mother, whose youngster was about to dart into traffic), I found parenting to be second nature.

What might that say about the Border Facility workers, who cannot tap into what is (or should be) instinctive behavior? All of this does beg the follow up question: How do they treat their own children?

Jenn White must explore this story much further (and likely will). Perhaps the working title should be:

Are Border Protection Facilities Still Checking Mercy at the Front Door?

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Any Tree Surgeons in the House?

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A reminder to any Polyanna who’d remind (words to the effect)…

“WTF is there to worry about? Victorious, sworn in Joe entered the Oval Office and sworn at, loser Donny departed, right on schedule.”

Well, good golly Miss Polly, most assuredly, there IS plenty to worry about!

Whilst Trump, for the moment, IS gone, the same cannot be said about 46.8% of the fools / the 74,222,958 cultists, who cast their 2020 ballots for him. They’ve gone absolutely nowhere and they’d vote for him, AGAIN, come 2024 (no questions allowed or asked)!

BAD ENOUGH, in their scrambled brains, they actually believe that Trump, in the capacity as the incapacitated with malignant narcissism President of the United States, had every right to order his private army of domestic terrorists to attack The United States of America, back on January 6, 2021.

WORSE YET, to this very day, in the mucked up heads of the still in power, gaggle of his Republican legislative / judicial cronies (co-conspirators, cultists and just plain idiots, all), such TREASON is no longer a punishable offense.

WORST OF ALL, they don’t even deem Trump’s TREASONOUS conduct to be TREASON!

Make no mistake about it, the totally culpable (yet non-convicted) Trump WAS, IS AND SHALL FOREVER BE A TREASONOUS BASTARD. And having gone absolutely unpunished, he easily views that sham exoneration as “our” tacit approval of his TREASON. As such Donald J. Trump shall forever feel free to run for reelection.

Were he to do so; WIN OR LOSE, that loser, once again, would become a threat to America’s very survival!

I mean, do you seriously believe he’d ever accept losing a second time to Joe Biden? Or, in lieu of him, oh, say, Kamala Harris. Keep in mind how wimp Trump has been projecting his own shortcomings onto Joe. As for Donny’s misogyny, that’d never, ever permit him to accept being defeated by a woman; especially one who (justifiably so) lives by the motto (words to the effect): I’ll never take any shit from anyone!

Sure as the bricks of used fast food shit Trump strains his sphincter to kerplunk (don’t you just love onomatopoeia?) into his solid gold “throne”, even prior to his royal ass wipers fully cleaning up his fat, fetid, Fascist fanny (TMI?), he’d, once again, command his troops, (Klansmen and Nazis all) to shit all over the United States of America.

Soooooo, what if the insurrectionists, this second time around, opt to storm the White House instead of the Capitol? What if the ill-winds of change were to prevail? That’d mean that coup d’état’s stench would suffocate the liberty, equality and justice for all, which only true Americans hold near and dear in their hearts.

That’d mean Donny would not be departing right on schedule.

Of course, it may never need come down to that, at all. As I type and you read, all across America we’re discovering state level legislators and governors (co-conspirators, cultists and just plain idiots, all) authoring and enacting the WORST OF THE WORST, seething with white supremacy / flagrantly discriminatory, voter suppression “laws” ever scrawled onto the books. All of that in response to non-existent voter fraud; i.e., just to mollify sore loser Trump.

Under such circumstances, next time out, the dainty handed, underhanded Donny could handily snag an ill-gotten victory; whiner takes all; unfair and unsquare.

Now here’s another thought that, once it festers in our psyches, is certain to fuel our worst, sweat-soaked nightmares; the type that, were our muscles not temporarily paralyzed, could easily send us all rushing off at breakneck speed; screaming into the night.

There’s also a whole kit and caboodle of lusting for power, subversives out there, WAY OUT THERE, who are just as corrupt, Anti-American and fascistic as King Rat Donny, himself.

And, regrettably, invariably, they reside on the hanging low, ripe for the voter picking, branches of the Trump Family Tree!

Hmm…

Any tree surgeons in the house?

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NSFW* TrumPorn Riddle

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What visuals do Trumpers jack and jill to?
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Pix of ill-gotten pots of gold & cash caches;
Inundating, cyclonic (un)natural disasters;
Police brutality that targets people of color;
Mass murder incidents’ grieving survivors;
Traumatized, wailing, caged kids & infants;
Human poverty, misery, infirmity & death;
Klansman, Nazi and DJT MAGA hate-fests;
Replays of the January 6th Insurrectionists.

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What Are YOU Saying?

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This chat takes a glimpse at some social network conduct that doesn’t make much sense to me.

Btw, the available software does lead me down a dark path; but, to keep this in the “glass half full” range, I’ll reserve addressing that aspect for another blog, another day.

So, to do some friendly fishing (not phishing), allow me to cast my line…

Since last November, I’ve attracted well over 100 followers; many of whom have been invariably focusing their attention / registering their Likes re approximately 10 out of my nearly 1,800 blogs; for the most part, the writing I posted around the December 2020 holidays. Perhaps the pandemic is making our letting go of that special time of year more difficult? I dunno.

Anyway, not being one to ever complain about any positive feedback, nonetheless, I’ve gotta ask…

Why hasn’t as much as one person scrolled down to the comment section to key in as much as a “Hello!” or briefly mention why they’re following? What they’ve found likeable?

Conversely speaking, would it be wise to conclude that my more recent writing sucks?

C’mon folks, I’m a big boy. I can even withstand criticism; on the condition that it’s courteous and constructive.

To keep it real, the cold calculating, WordPress analytics page simply does not cut it. As is true with most bloggers, I deem the more human approach, the comment section input, to be vital. Without it, I can neither grow as a writer nor adequately gauge what content might grow my site.

Again, not grousing; just saying.

More to the point…

What are YOU saying?

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A Rogue’s Gallery of Contagions

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OK, I get it. Adults, by far, are the most efficient spreaders of Covid-19. And that pretty much sums up the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s rationale for their recent ruling to HALVE the minimum social distancing guidelines within America’s elementary and middle schools. But, how wise was their decision?

Call me overly cautious, but damn it, I can still vividly recall my own early school days. And you know what?

We kiddies had been extraordinarily efficient at passing around maladies such as measles, mumps, influenza and rhinoviruses; the veritable rogues gallery of contagions.

Hell, had classroom throwing up been any more commonplace, it’d have been a regular feature during Show and Tell. I can still remember one kid, by name (Keith) whose vomiting “performance” could’ve won him an Oscar; i.e., had such a gory category for the Academy Awards existed.

Call me overly cautious, but, damn it, here’s my assessment. With June’s end of the school year mere weeks away AND the far more communicable and deadly Corona-V variants now in the pandemic mix AND the distribution of the vaccinations, so far, far from achieving worldwide herd immunity, I ask…

  • Is it really prudent for any of us to be taking needless chances?
  • Does not letting down our guard risk yet another pandemic surge?
  • Is not more human suffering and death the last thing humankind needs?
  • Would it really kill us to play it safe?

To not show Corona-V the proper respect is to flirt with disaster.

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How Spring 2020 Could’ve Played Out

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I still cannot wrap my mind around whiny, crybaby Donald J. Trump’s shameful, nuh-uh-I-didn’t-do-it finger-pointing re the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

I mean, does he not brand himself a Republican? Do not Republicans brand themselves as the political party of personal responsibility?

Damn it, it really MATTERS NOT where Corona-V came from. Once it began its worldwide rampage, no ifs, ands and buts, this became Donny’s responsibility. Hell that became the responsibility of every leader who could still muster two brain cells to rub together.

Trump should’ve parked his golf cart, switched off his wide screen boob tube, pried his fat Fascist fanny off the couch, opted to take his junk food intravenously and, last but not least, made Pandemic Management his Job #1.

Oh, on second thought, factoring in how he was (still is) chronically thoughtless, he didn’t even need to make those above-mentioned “personal sacrifices”. Nope, not at all! Hell, all he had to do was prove his boastful claim that he’s a savvy businessman who knows how to find the perfect talent to get ‘er done.

Indeed, he could’ve delegated the entire Corona-V containment project to a real man such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Just imagine. Had the good doctor shut down America entirely, oh, say, eliminate everyone’s need to go shopping by having National Guard service (wo)men home delivering groceries, supplies and prescription meds; had Trump asked Congress to fund everyone’s rent / mortgage payments, well…

I honestly, earnestly believe that, within a couple of months, tops, even sans any Covid-19 vaccines, at all, Corona-V could’ve been stopped dead in its tracks.

At that juncture, just to be on the safe side, Fauci could’ve “sold” mask wearing to the emerging out of quarantine citizenry; deemed donning this essential medical equipment to be everyone’s moral and civic duty.

Even better, once the other world leaders deemed Fauci their roll model, they, too, could’ve put an early end to their own homelands’ human suffering and death.

Imagine how humanity, united, could’ve saved, perhaps, up to 98 percent of the nearly three million known souls lost, globally; how we could’ve reclaimed our world by early spring 2020.

Epilogue: While I still would’ve voted for Joe Biden, last November, had Trump gone strutting up and down the campaign trail crowing about being the Corona-V conquering hero, he’d have likely wound up conquering his political rival, too.

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Has Joe Made the Grade?

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Were I a teacher evaluating President Joe Biden, what would his first Report Card look like? Check it out:

“A” in Science (for his securing and efficiently distributing the COVID-19 vaccines)

“A” in Penmanship (re his signed Executive Orders that dump Trump’s F’d up EOs)

“D” in Poly Sci (re his broken campaign promise to raise the minimum wage to $15)

“I” in Sociology (re the Mexican border mess, which too closely resembles Trump’s)

“I” in Abnormal Psychology (for not consistently demanding gun control legislation)

“C” in Psych 101 (for not reining in the Senate Democrats who act like Republicans)

“D” in Constitutional Law (re his not insisting on the bust up of the Senate filibuster)

[“I” = Incomplete]

Of course, seeing how drop out Donald had set the expectations bar at rock bottom, we’re damned lucky Joe hasn’t opted to just follow in his predecessor’s footsteps; i.e. becoming a golfing, TV binge watching, pigging out on junk food, couch potato who occasionally flicks on the Oval Office light switch and, somehow, refrains from eating paste.

Eating paste? WTF does that mean, I hear you ask?

Well folks (and I swear to God this is a true story) back in the 1960s, my public school system’s kindergarten teachers actually Report Card graded their students on whether or not they scarfed down art supplies. BTW, I never had a taste for paste.

But, all levity aside, were I to suddenly become a school counselor, I’d offer America’s new leader the following advice.

Mr. President, while bipartisanship is admirable, average voters don’t actually give a F if you offend snowflake, obstructionist (f)lawmaker Trumpers. There’s absolutely no point to sucking up to these empty-headed, empty suits, inclusive of the variety who, to this very day, still live vicariously, thru THEIR heroes; the psychotic January 6th insurrectionists; you know, those who figuratively and quite literally shitted up the U.S. Capitol.

These alleged legislators never have and never will see our nation and world through learned, rational eyes. I mean, do you honest to God expect these F’d up F Students, whose denial of Science has, so far, morphed 561,000 Americans into Covid-19 ghosts; whose hatred for Constitutional Law has threatened to burn down America, to gather around your camp fire to tell ghost stories while harmlessly roasting marshmallows?

My gawd, even were they to sing Row Row Row Your Boat in such a venue, that’d be a glaring hypocrisy considering how whatever they espouse can and will leave America up the creek without a paddle!

Joe, you were a U.S. Senator from 1972 – 2008, so you gotta know, fully well, the filibuster must go. Hell, that F-word (backdated to slave nation America and utilized to preserve that grotesquely inhumane status quo) is not (thank God) even part of the U.S. Constitution. The “nuking” of that seething with white supremacy, piece of shit rule is not only long overdue, it’s also imperative; i.e., if you ever want your admin to accomplish anything substantive and enduring.

Look, man, if you possessed just 10% of that Republican “my way or the highway” attitude, you’d rapidly flush all that disgusting fascist fecal matter which Trump dumped into your Oval Office desk inbox. Or, to state that more positively…

You’d soon be enacting vital to America’s survival legislation; laws that would unequivocally stand for liberty, equality, justice, voters’ / workers’ / LGBTQIA rights, a living minimum wage, Medicare for all, gun control (all could live with), unprejudiced cops, humane immigration policies and (last but not least) a cleaner greener world.

That could ALL be for us; for posterity. We could transform our nation into something that’d even exceed our Founding Fathers’ greatest expectations.

Think of it this way, Mr. President…

There are very few average Jane and Joe voters (even inclusive of the Trumpers) who would not reelect you were you to, bare minimum, offer permanent, full-time, living wage jobs with a robust benefits package.

And once the Republican legislators learned from your example; i.e., how to make and keep us, the uncommon commoners, content, instead of your needing to make nice with them, maybe, just maybe, they’d realize it’s high time to make nice with you?

Mr. President, do take to heart all the above.

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“About Me” Updated

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If you are (or aspire to be) a critical thinker, you’ll appreciate my blogs, which, typically, promote human dignity and equality, honest even handed, liberty-based governance and solid environmental stewardship. What a pity that the same cannot be said re the duly deposed, fascistic, narcissistic Trump and his sycophantic enablers (unethical legislators and judges / devotee voters / insurrectionists), who’ll be doing their damnedest to re-empower him; inclusive of attempting America ending coup d’états. Factor in how such bad actors are also hardcore science deniers and, voilà, we wind up with a feverish global pandemic and planet. If such ever-present dangers to humanity provide insufficient impetus for you to pay my site a visit, check out my homepage’s Categories menu; your guide to archived fortune cookie blogs, human interest stories, fiction, sci-fi, parables, poetry, limericks, Match Game’s Dumb Donald send-ups, musical parodies, BlogCasts and more.

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