Could Avarice Conquer A Virus? (Vid of the Day)

The mindless microbe… is always eager and ever-ready to go on a worldwide rampage. All on its very own, it’s already a nasty li’l bastard that demonstrates a proclivity for mutating… on short notice… into an even nastier, bigger bastard.

While each microorganism’s survival doesn’t, necessarily, depend on a macroscopic, moronic ally, it’d NEVER be “too proud” to turn him down.

The particular “it”… in this instance… is named COVID19… and its ally… in this instance… is the macroscopic, moronic Donald J. Trump. Trump’s ‘tude is what makes him, in particular, this germ’s BFF. To flesh that out…

• Undeniably… Dense Donny, the self-proclaimed “stable genius”, spits utter contempt at academicians and scientists. He has already, amply demonstrated his proclivity for de-funding and depopulating the very agencies he’ll be needing the most… especially now… namely… the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO).

• Stunningly… for the past (nearly) two years…  Donald has been oddly unfazed regarding the White House’s National Security Council being minus an expert to comprehend public health threats and coordinate their containment.

• Realistically… not to make light of this, but, to better showcase Trump’s “Shallow Hal” nature… in all likelihood, the only public health issue that germophobic, rutting, bare-backing, extramarital flinging cad ever worries about is the “Carnal Flu”.

• Ironically… if it’s not already too late, perhaps, an odd offshoot from that Trumpian ‘tude will come to humankind’s rescue? We’re talking about the fake prez’s gargantuan GREED! I am dead serious!

• Cynically… were the coronavirus not [1] impairing Donny’s trade deal with China, [2] wrecking havoc on the U.S. and foreign financial markets / global economy and [3] laying waste to the fake prez’s own, personal, stock portfolio… he would not shive-a-git about COVID19’s grave threat to humanity.

• Opportunistically… any pandemic could easily become white nationalist Trump’s “perfect”, exploitable, excuse to [1] turn away / exile non-infected asylum seekers and [2] round up and cage news anchors, reporters, critics, political enemies (Democrats such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresspersons Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler and Adam Shiff) and even his presumed Election Day rival, Bernie Sanders. And, then, long after COVID19 is no longer a threat, Herr Kommandant Trump would not be in any particular hurry to liberate his political prisoners and shut down his Stalags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capitol Steps (w)ring out the Old Year (Vid of the Holiday)

The best way to set up our Vid of the Holiday, is to quote my 07/24/18 Vid of the Day’s lead paragraph…

“The Major-General’s Song from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan… already a catchy tune in itself… does truly lend itself to the parodies of most sharp-witted songsmiths.”

This early a.m., courtesy of my local NPR FM affiliate, I heard the political parodists extraordinaire… The Capitol Steps… turn in a primo, oft LOL, hour long presentation… best described as their (Way) Off Broadway Musical… a.k.a. their last round-up of 2019’s DC Scene… one “handcrafted” to (w)ring out the Old Year and ring in the New Year / Decade in humorous style. And all things considered, who, among us does not need a good belly laugh at this juncture, huh?

Our above clip is just one of the approximately one dozen sendups, which I heard today. I highly recommend to anyone within earshot of an AM / FM receiver and/or with an Interwebs connection, to access NPR to earwitness the rest of their show. You won’t be disappointed.

Oh, btw, you can consider this post a kinda / sorta Part Two to my earlier, similarly themed post which you can access by clicking onto NSFW BLOG (And be forewarned… although the content only involves anatomically correct clinical terminology, bosses still must maintain a G-Rated workplace).

To all who read and follow this blog, I wish you the Happiest New Year / New Decade imaginable. Party hearty but do play safe… the phrase that pays… Designated Driver.