BioPic Trailer: Quick Limerick #111

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To run down biopic: Dumbo Encumbered
Into our lives, orange white elephant lumbered
He’d trumpet sick, toxic isms
To dredge societal schisms
Caused Covid dolor and death; ‘cause he slumbered

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Another Caustic Acrostic

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Fascist Trumpers lead astray
Utter whoppers; bleat & bray
Civil Rights; they keep at bay
Killer cops; they still let play

Theocrats; they let prey/pray
Re climate woes; they naysay
Ugly insurrection is their way
MAGA dumdums join the fray
Pandemic’s ills? Here to stay!

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow?

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The (so far) understatement of this (or, perhaps, any past) millennium, is how the pandemic has laid bare the fragility of economies, worldwide; so much so that we’re now witnessing corporations’ desperate attempts to fire up consumerism.

Case in point, are the home improvement / home furnishing industries’ advertising campaigns, which can only come across as tone deaf and off-putting; well, at least to those of us who are unemployed / underemployed or living on fixed incomes; in particular, to mortgagors and renters who are struggling to make their monthly payments.

I mean, why would anyone even remotely consider rushing off to the store to purchase… oh… say… a dining room table, today, when there might NEITHER be a roof over NOR food to serve upon that table, tomorrow?

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Any Shoes Can Shoo the Blues

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Subtitle: A Non-Deceptive Trip Down the Garden Path

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Scant days ago, while blogging about homophones, I wound up with these concessions…

  • Einsteinian Canon won’t allow us time travel to relive better days of yore.
  • Trumpian Cannons won’t permit us to travel normally ISO a brighter future.
  • Be it the “n” or “nn” homophone, our society stagnates in the here and now.

Well, since then, I’ve discovered a kinda / sorta loophole around such blanket statements; how the meteorological path can help lead the way. This is tantamount to a how-to-come-true where, for at least for a fleeting moment, we can defeat such defeatism.

For starters, let’s talk a bit more about the weather.

No sooner had our northern hemisphere’s Autumnal Equinox arrived than, for two consecutive days, both the barometer and mercury had plummeted; resulting in utterly miserable conditions (gloomy blue / gray storm clouds, 15cm / 6in rains, 10ºC / 50ºF temps).

Well, yesterday, glorious summer-like weather had returned; affording me / my Michiganian compatriots a much needed and welcomed respite. And seeing how our waterlogged soil had precipitated the growth of both my lawn and shrubbery, I headed out to tend to the grounds keeping; duties I normally view as drudgery.

But not yesterday.

In short, suddenly, magically, all of the pandemic’s debilitating and deadly ramifications; the entirety of our global sociopolitical / socioeconomic woes (inclusive of my homeland’s recent brush with a Trumpian coup d’état) had been cancelled out by the warm, comforting sunbeams.

I found myself losing myself in the normalcy of it all.

And I’m confident that you, too, can experience such a phenomenon. If you’ve yet to travel a similar, mind over matter path, I highly recommend you lace up your athletic shoes.

Hell, any shoes can shoo the blues.

In the immortal words of Nike™ “Just Do It”; and I’d add, the sooner the better.

By the bye, should anyone wish to read, in its entirety, my past post, titled “The “n” and “nn” Homophones”, the path to my homepage’s linked, September 2021 Archive will get you there.

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The “n” and “nn” Homophones

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Be the homophones spelled with an “n” or “nn”, American society appears to be stuck with a most ungainly, uncompromising, temporal predicament.

Re that “n”, we find Einsteinian Canon precluding time travel to past eras; the type of good old days we’d find far more comforting; i.e, when compared to our present-day news cycles dominated by reportage of the Covid-19 pandemic, environmental ruin, no-win wars, threats to women’s rights / civil rights / human rights, police brutality, looming fascism, insurrection conspiracies, hyper-partisan politics and anti-vaxxers / anti-maskers / Karens (of all genders) gone wild.

In other words, be the historical accounts printed out between the covers of our official, honestly authored textbooks or handed down from generation to generation, via familial folklore (in the most myth-free sense of that word), we can only yearn for days of yore; not actually return to them.

Re that “nn”, we find the Trumpian Cannons. Oh, to be sure, we speaketh not of the literal cannons and cannonballs, but none of us should be whewing, “That’s a relief”, either.

  • We must NEVER forget how anti-American Donald J. Trump’s anti-American insurrectionists had violated and attacked the U.S. Capitol; had been armed with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles; not to mention large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, stun guns, machetes, crossbows, Molotov cocktails, bats, flagpoles (with Old Glory still attached), crutches, skateboards, camouflage smoke devices, chemical sprays, fire extinguishers; not to mention zip-tie handcuffs and a hangman’s gallows; not to mention their weaponizing human excrement.
  • We must NEVER forget the resultant death and destruction, which Trump and his terrorists are totally responsible for.

And seeing how that rioting mob, in all likelihood, will be facing down little, if any, punishment; how no one (as of my posting time) has had the spine to haul Trump’s considerable Fascist fanny before even one honest to God judge, once again, as usual, we find that traitor to America giddily and WRONGFULLY claiming exoneration.

While none of these domestic terrorists have, in actuality, halted the hands of time, the net temporal effect is identical. It all distills down to how Donald J. Trump’s backwardness halts, dead in its tracks, nearly all advancement of American society.

So, let’s check out the damned Catch-22 in a nutshell…

  • Einsteinian Canon won’t allow us time travel to relive better days of yore.
  • Trumpian Cannons won’t permit us to travel normally ISO a brighter future.
  • Be it the “n” or “nn” homophone, our society stagnates in the here and now.

Factoring in how too damned many insufferable, alleged world leaders have been parroting DJT’s bleated, moronic, CYA catch phrases (e.g., “fake news” and “witch hunt”) AND have been aping his deplorable, despotic deeds, would the following be a foregone conclusion…

As goes America so goes the world?

Wherever we dwell, let’s do the utmost to prevent such a dreary, dreadful destiny.

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Is there anybody out there?

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This being, being a bedazzled, naked eye and telescopically enhanced sky watcher, I’m aware that even the light polluted night sky can still invite the “Big Q”…

  • Is there anybody out there?

Or another variation of this…

  • Are we the only “intelligent” beings within this vast sea of stars?

Well, however we may phrase the sentiment, a renown, bygone astrophysicist and moonlighting screenplay writer thrice scripted a most suitable “A”…

“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”

Carl Sagan/Ann Druyan • 1997 film Contact • read the storyline synopsis, spoilers included, HERE
Line delivered (in scripted order) by actors David Morse, Matthew McConaughey and Jodi Foster

Building on that premise, the inevitable follow up “Q” becomes…

  • Why haven’t alien races made their presence known by… oh… say… paying us a visit?

Alas (long sigh) that “A” is inescapably obvious…

As ADVANCED as these extraterrestrials would need to be to have mastered interstellar space travel… well… it’s that very, in all caps, italicized A-word, which affords us the “Q’s” “A”.

I mean, what advanced, levelheaded civilization would ever opt to rub elbows with us (if they, indeed, have elbows)?

Not when they’d be fully aware of how too damned many Earthlings have abandoned:

  • Peace: by empowering insane leaders who’ll have access to nuclear arsenals
  • Liberty-Equality-Justice: by trying to install narcissistic, fascistic sore losers
  • Civility: by giving free rein to serial killers, who shoot up schools & churches
  • Public Health: by refusing to mask & vax-up during a deadly, global pandemic
  • Ecology: by letting corporations prolong our suicidal, fossil fuel dependence
  • Decency: by discriminating against, dehumanizing and alienating terrestrials

Even if interstellar travelers were invaders they’d still avoid us. I mean, why bother conquering the human race… ahem… when we’re doing a bang up job all on our very own, eh?

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Didja hear the one about…

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Didja hear the one about the rude, crude, unethical, mentally unbalanced Palm Beach, Florida restaurateur / chef / Trumper, whose specialty is plating nutritionally unbalanced, four course suppers? Seeing how his bon vivant patrons can only phone in their orders or go online; and how his home delivery crew apes their boss’s lousy ‘tudes, he’s aptly named his business venture:

Heels on Wheels*

*Cue the drummer’s rim shot!

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By the by, here’s the rundown on that Chef’s TO DIE FOR menu topper…

  • Primordial Soup (seasoned with sea salt; sorry, trilobites out of season)
  • Crunchy Hydroxychloroquine Tablet Salad (Ivermectin house dressing)
  • Raw Meat Chuncks Au Jus (dripping red blood / disinfectant marinade)
  • Marie Antoinette Devil’s Food (let ‘em eat) Cake (Iced by ex-ICE Agents)

Bon Appétit?

  • Truth be told, the above content is no joke because very little is laughable.
  • Not funny since it taps into DJT’s flawed character / failed régime’s polices.*
  • And, No Joke, NEVER try “cooking” that fake chef’s deadly recipes at home!
  • That warning to benefit the 1 or 2 folks who may take my joke too seriously!

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*To better describe the above “cuisine”: The unevolved, unenlightened Donald J. Trump remains the consummate anachronism. He has yet to socially distance himself / crawl out from the 3.7 to 4.0 billion years ago primordial soup; well, at least not in the same manner, which you and I have. Furthermore, just as the deadly pandemic was setting out on its deadly march across our planet, his televised advocacy of the NON-Covid-19 cure-all Hydroxychloroquine as well as injections of (FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY) chlorine bleach/disinfectants, little doubt, had caused more than one of his gullible toadies to needlessly get sick and/or “buy the farm”. While, to the best of my knowledge, he has not huckstered on behalf of the more recent FAKE faddish Covid “panecea”, Ivermectin, it’d be totally in character for him to do so. As for that main course, the in perpetual, insufferable campaign mode Trump, in serving up his raw, red meat, racist rhetoric, routinely triggers his rabid, bloodthirsty Nazi / Klansman rally attendees; motivates these hate mongers to commit violent acts against minorities. And, last, but not least, while his ordered 2017 strike against Syria was going down, Trump was actually shoving chocolate cake down his pie hole (watch him salivate whilst in reverie mode HERE). Re those ICE agents, his goon squads had physically / emotionally battered asylum seekers who didn’t measure up to reprehensible white supremacists’ narrow parameters.

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Avoiding the Covid Cloud

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  • Be we vaxxed or not…
  • Be it coronavirus classic or any of its uber-contagious/deadly variants…
  • Be it via a cough, sneeze or mere word of mouth…

The upper and lower respiratory systems can billow forth deadly droplets loaded with coronavirus (with alarming efficiency); such hazardous, deadly Covid Clouds floating about long after their creators have left the vicinity. And, if these plumes EITHER envelop someone below the minimum, vaccination age of 12 years OR an immunocompromised person, such victims’ days could easily be numbered.

Speaking of numbers… the 2020 census takers recorded 331,449,281 people dwelling in America. Of that figure, 48 Million are under age 12 and 10 Million others have impaired immune systems. This calcs out at (at least) 58 Million particularly vulnerable folks, who constitute 17.5% of our general population.

Rounding that slightly upward to 20% (for the sake of simplifying calculations), that’d mean, regardless of one’s vaccination status, we are all potential health threats to the nearly 1 outta 5 people we’re supposed to still be socially distancing from. And, we can likely extrapolate this stat; i.e.to guesstimate what may be occurring worldwide.

Speaking of worldwide conditions… let’s call out the global gaggle of problem child, empty-headed Trump imitators, who, just like their mentor, all suck at leadership; so much so, they create leadership vacuums. My gawd, they’re so committed to committing mass murder (via their anti-vaxx mindset and anti-mask mandates) that were they local level, private citizens, by now, the carnage they’ve unleashed would’ve gotten each of them, tried, convicted and lodged within either a lead barred or foam rubber padded cell.

Just where they fit within the abnormal psychology spectrum can prove quite the challenge to nail down. However, to spitball a couple notions, methinks these sickos are EITHER cannibals, who scarf down a Covid cadaver or more, per day OR they’re necrophiliacs, who deem such dead bodies as… uh… shall we say… ahem… their “love interests”?

Whatever the (head) case may be… these non-leaders have utterly abandoned us. As such, it’s incumbent upon us all to think independently; to act promptly, proactively and persistently. There’s absolutely no harm in our doubling down. And even if we wind up erring on the side of caution, WTF would be wrong with that?

Which means we must flat-out defy any Grim Reaper leader, who’s dying to Covid us to death. And for us to hang tough ain’t all that tough.

It all boils down to our NOT being anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers! Re such face coverings, it’s merely a piece of life saving cloth. If you’ve yet to do so, grow up and learn to (literally) live with that, new reality, Fact of Life!

Look, it’s a non-negotiable, moral imperative for us to look out for one another, especially when it concerns these 1 out of 5 vulnerable members of our human family.

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Dissing Discombobulation

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Let’s disclose and discuss; each discouraging day
Our sense of disquiet, disgust, dispirit, dismay

We witness disaster, disease, discontent, disarray
Let’s disassemble, below, ills to dis; blow away

Spot the discordant despots; subjects can’t disobey
The fade from view, disenfranchised; who still have no say

Discrimination, discovered; that distasteful display
Disinformation, unchecked, exacts high price to pay

Dishonesty taints; stains souls in hues; dismal gray
Infrastructure’s disheveled; discolored environs’ ashtray

We must disallow, disavow, now; disown tyrants who bray
Discredit their social ills; discard ‘em; keep ‘em at bay

Both disbelievers / disciples, can dispatch life; forward sway
The former will earnestly hope; the latter will solemnly pray

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Our Last Stand?

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Many of us have been witnessing the legions of unhinged, alleged Americans, who’d even provoke a second Revolutionary War just to re-install their fascistic, narcissistic, parasitic, idiotic control freak idol; that bizarre anomaly in no need of any further, formal introduction.

Informally, let’s just refer to him as the deplorable has-been / ne’er-do-well, who compulsively dyes his mangy tresses haystack yellow and routinely spackles lurid orange, Bozo the Clown make-up onto his mug; and leave it at that.

Now, here’s the rub. Were OrangeMan to ever be re-empowered, he’d work not towards society’s betterment but to its detriment. His main mission would be to financially and morally bankrupt America; all for his own personal gain.

To see his plot to fruition, he’d resort to mind numbing the masses; his M.O. akin to the payola pocketing, sleazeball DJ, who, right on cue, repeatedly blasts some, no-talent, one hit wonder’s lyrically barren, trance inducing muzak over the radio airwaves / Internet streams or onto the shabby, rundown, smell the stale urine and vomit, night club dance floor.

He’d also brainwash, factionalize and marginalize our society; pit people against people; relentlessly belittle our charming physical traits, delightful accents and full bodied, cultural diversity; hard sell his batshit crazy, bigoted delusions that, in some way, humans worshiping anyone other than a Christian deity, being blessed with a robust skin melanin content and speaking in a non-English tongue present what? Some sort of threat to humanity?

How much more moronic could he possibly get?

Truth be told, it is he who’s the actual threat to humanity; he, who has yet to be held accountable / punished for his attempted overthrow of America, back on January 6, 2021.

His escaping justice, so far, is precisely what’s mucking up his alleged mind, too! That scofflaw wrongfully equates his never punished status with vindication / validation. At this juncture, there’d be no stopping him from seeing the following threat to fruition…

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?”

Donald J. Trump / Dordt College / Sioux Center, Iowa / c2016 January

NO, IT’S NOT OK!!! Some fatherly advice is in order. Should you ever spot him on Fifth Avenue, RUN LIKE HELL IN A WILLY-NILLY MANNER AND, WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT STOP TO LOOK BACK!!!

Fortunately, re January 6th, it’s still not too late to charge him with treason; haul his ass into court; convict and imprison (or institutionalize) him. At the very least, we must forever deny him all high elective office. Should we fail to do even that, he’ll remain an ever-present danger to America / our entire world.

That very problem could become evident, within hours of the polls closing on Election Day 2024. How so? Well…

Should VainMan emerge the victor, once sworn back into the Oval Office, that vengeance seeking, seething with anger psycho would [1] give free rein to the still rampaging, countless, coronavirus variants, which, in turn, would burn up citizens in sickening, deadly Covid-19 fevers and [2] allow climatic change to burn down the entire planet in one helluva catastrophic conflagration.

Should VainMan emerge the sore loser, right on cue, he’d instantly bark out, “Sic ‘em!” to his sicko sycophants, who, in turn, would re-stage their January 6th attack and obediently, promptly burn America down to the ground.

Long Sigh…

I trust that I’m far from alone, here, when it comes down to rehashing the above content. But, such repetition is vital and not sans good reason.

You see, most critical thinker, liberally minded bloggers, such as I, identify with the burning passion of America’s Founding Fathers; share their vision for honest, level-headed, even-handed, liberty-based governance. There’s no way that I’d ever forsake these very ideals, which well up my eyes with joy, pride and even awe.

In other words…

  • I flat out defy damned near everything that that contemptible Anti-American anomaly stands for!
  • I will not stand down until that fascistic, narcissistic, parasitic, idiotic control freak stands down!

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