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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Longing for a Short Story + Wordplay?

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Rather than rational, international compliance,
humanity’s reliance on the appliance of science
was met with defiance, insanity & inanity! Alas,
this could only end up in pointlessly prolonging
the global pandemic’s needless death & despair.

The End

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Backward U-Turns Into Donnyland?

Constitutionally speaking, Donald J. Trump’s only legitimate path back to the White House is hitting the campaign trail, an Election Day victory and snagging, bare minimum, 270 electors.

These fun facts certainly make the prospects for his (most regrettable) comeback, by any other (non-violent) means, impossible; i. e., thwarts all Trumper cultists’ preposterous magical thinking that, presto-chango, President Joe Biden will be booted out, instantaneously, and Trump will be promptly reinstated / shoehorned in.

Hell, he’d have a better chance going the occult route; e.g., his evil, orange aura invading and snatching Biden’s body and mind (YIKES, talk about taking living vicariously thru someone else, to extremes, huh?).

Of course, DJT would not necessarily need any otherworldly connections to still cast a negative influence over Biden… and, of late, it’d appear that he has been doing so. Let’s explore this further.

Onward to the particulars, I’m speaking of Joe now espousing Donald’s proven disastrous, cobbled together, patchwork, 50 state approach to pandemic management. Check this out…

“There is no federal solution. This gets solved at a state level.”

President Joe Biden (Did Demon Donny make him say that?)

Biden Exorcism #1: Hey Joe, do you actually expect Republican governors, such as Florida’s Ron DeSantis and Texas’s Greg Abbott to solve anything when neither of these blithering idiots will, bare minimum, order their citizenry to mask-up?

Next up we discover the prez’s response to a reporter inquiring about Delta Air Lines’ laypersons coercing CDC MDs to halve the coronavirus quarantine period (from 10 down to a scant 5 days). Check this out…

“I rely on my medical team. I get a recommendation, I follow it.”

President Joe Biden (Did Demon Donny make him say that. too?)

Biden Exorcism #2: Joe, do really deem it wise to rely on recommendations when your “team” has been hijacked by airline moguls hellbent on prioritizing corporate fiscal health over individuals’ physical well-being? All Delta is interested in is fattening their bottom line, and if to do so, they need to drag their still Covid-19 infectious employees from their sickbeds, so be it. Hell, Delta’s notion of a killer 401K plan probably is working their people to death.

Biden Exorcism #3: Joe, deep down, you are a fairly decent, likeable guy. I even voted for you. Your having been a far better pandemic manager than your predecessor up to this point, is precisely what makes your above mentioned, backward U-turns deep into Donnyland so inexplicable; and yes, unforgivable.

Rely on backwardness and you will muck up your plans to conquer Corona-V / end the pandemic.

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Happy New Year… If You Want It

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There’s an especially soul-searching song, which gets frequently aired and streamed during each year-ending holiday season; aptly titled Happy Xmas.

In the time it takes for a scant, human inhalation and exhalation, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the teamed Harlem Community / Children’s Choirs present the problem and offer up the (conditional) solution; all neatly, lyrically summed up within these scant seven words:

“War is over if you want it.” [full lyrics here]

John Lennon / Yoko Ono • c1971

As we know, all too well… wars, are not necessarily of the literal “rockets red glare”, “bombs bursting in air”, shoot ‘em out variety.

In words and deeds, such confrontations wind up “duking it out” as shouting matches taking place on metaphorical battlefields, alas, regrettably of human-UN-kind’s own making.

Let’s briefly flush and flesh them out…

  • Microbially: Humanity v. Corona-V
  • Ideologically: Progressives v. MAGA Maniacs
  • Environmentally: Cool Ecologists v. Hot Headed Deniers
  • Socioeconomically: Dirt Poor Impoverished v. Obscenely Wealthy
  • Racially/Culturally: People of Color v. White Supremacysts (not a typo)

This distills down to… whether or not humanity gets conquered. Without a concerted cooperative spirit, We WILL lose that war; what few “survivors” that may still exist becoming an endangered species, heading towards extinction. However, the dismal doomsday scenario need not play out IF:

  • Microbially: We stop fighting each other; let science referee us.
  • Ideologically: We tell Trumpers to shove Fascism up their asses.
  • Environmentally: We all concur it’s high time to clean up our act.
  • Socioeconomically: We finally put an end to class war / casteism.
  • Racially/Culturally: We evaluate others only as being good or bad

If that’s not a sufficiently convincing presentation… doubters must ask themselves:

  • Microbially: Do you really want to be conquered by a mindless microbe?
  • Ideologically: Does a Fascist’s asphyxiating choke hold really turn you on?
  • Environmentally: Do you really wanna get blown away by freakish storms?
  • Socioeconomically: Who are you to deny any human being a decent life?
  • Racially/Culturally: Can you not grasp how, deep down, we’re all the same?

You may have noticed the liberal usage of the word We. That’s because We is Key to establishing the very cooperative spirit necessary to motivate people.

To encourage humanity to take that first baby step upon the high road to a grown-up, civil society.

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Postcard Op-Ed

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What unwell thoughts lurk in the collective mind of the national
public health agency; a.k.a. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)?
They actually allowed Delta Air Lines to hijack wise Coronavirus
Protocols; to halve infected workers’ Quarantine Time (from ten
days down to five) thereby prioritizing fiscal over physical health!
Even while Delta & Omicron variants are rampaging planet-wide!
Some apropos wordplay doth come to mind. Were we to slur the
acronym CDC, it sounds like we’re calling out their Seedy Deceit.

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Delta-Delta-Omicron: Quick Limerick

Pox on the Delta Air Lines money junkies
Their airborne Delta and Omicron bunkies
To their ghoulish delight
The foolish rule book rewrite
Authored by C-D-C quacks; their owned flunkies

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“We said we wanted to hear from medical professionals on the best guidance for quarantine, not from corporate America advocating for a shortened period due to staffing shortages. The CDC gave a medical explanation about why the agency has decided to reduce the quarantine requirements from 10 to five days, but the fact that it aligns with the number of days pushed by corporate America is less than reassuring.” [Read More Here]

President Sara Nelson • Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International • 12/28/2021

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in sickness and in health…

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Haiku:

Original Version:

Pandemic Schism
Cynical jeer Clinical
Stalemate’s Pinnacle

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Vice Versa Version:

Pandemic Schism
Clinical jeer Cynical
Stalemate’s Pinnacle

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Optimistic Version:

Pandemic Accord
Clinical coax Cynical
Stalemate Averted

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Six-Word Story Format:

Stalemate’s pinnacle: Cynical vs. Clinical combatants!

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Analogy / Mathematical Terms:

Pandemic : Politics = Clinical : Cynical
(Reads: “Pandemic is to Politics as Clinical is to Cynical.”)

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Addendum:

Try all the above after subbing in “Critical” for “Cynical”.

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Sheep and Donkeys

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Seeing how, within my homeland (the rapidly shedding greatness U.S. of A.), a couple chunks of our populace have been adopting mannerisms consistent with common barnyard animals (namely sheep and donkeys), I cannot help but worry about America’s future.

I sure hope that this affinity for pastoral settings is not permanently modifying that “A” component to read the U.S. of Apathetic, or worse yet, the U.S. of Asshats (or if you’d prefer, the more vulgar “A” variant).

Either way, that would mean that getting the upper hand on today’s burning issues at hand, oh, say, global warming, the pandemic, a certain orange fascistic freak and his insurrectionist cultists, socioeconomic inequity / injustice, police brutality, gun violence / mass murders, misogyny, xenophobia, etc. just ain’t gonna happen.

Yet, as I just re-read those above three paragraphs I could not help but wonder why I’m even blogging onward; especially when my efforts are mostly getting deaf eared? I mean, is it time for me to become an unbecoming member of that flock of sheeple, too? Time to forsake any further efforts to battle those societal scourges? Hmm… if yes… that’d certainly simplify my life as a WP blogger.

But, what would I blog about, instead?

I know… I KNOW… I could report the lowdown re an especially localized current event! Yes, indeed, allow me to try on my new sheep’s wool blogger’s cap for size…

As any dishwasher can attest, when anything made of glass accidentally hits the linoleum, it’s not a pretty sight (or sound, too, for that matter).

Yet, that pretty much sums up what nearly went down in my kitchen, earlier this new day, when the Frisbee sized / shaped bowl I had knocked off the counter, had other “ideas”. Indeed, it did wind up flying several feet away, HOWEVER…

Instead of the expected crashing, cracking and shards scattering sound effects (to be Foley artist enhanced in post production), there was this muted plop when it made a picture perfect, no damage done, landing into the nearby plastic bucket, which I had used to mop the kitchen floor last night.

I only mention this because were I to ever intentionally attempt to fling a bowl into a bucket, I seriously doubt I could ace it on the first try. In fact, I’d guesstimate my chances of ever accomplishing such a feat (in one take) to be one in a zillion; if even that. (For the precise odds, just ask any nearby idled actor, who doth a credible Mr. Spock impression).

I can now kinda, sorta sense what it must feel like to Hail Mary a basketball; i.e., totally pull off the full court, game winning buzzer beater (sound effects to be Foley artist enhanced, too, in post production).

So my readers and visitors, what do ya think? Should I hang on to my sheep’s wool blogging hat? Or head back to the heavily land-mined / booby-trapped Trumpian trenches?

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A Stuck in the Grooves Stylus

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The resurgence in popularity of the vinyl record, at least, will spare this oldie-but-goodie man the task of writing an extensive blog opener re what this music delivery system was… correction… is all about. And what it IS all about transcends the obvious. More about that by blog’s end.

And oh, what a particular vinyl recording was… correction… is the Song is Over; penned by Pete Townshend; performed; recorded, and released by the Who on 14 August 1971; yep, just four scant torn off 2021 calendar pages beyond that half century mark.

Townshend’s song title (oft repeated within the lyrics) can either directly address the beyond repair romantic relationship or serve as metaphor to describe the capitulation one typically (m)utters when confronted by some it’s-too-late, no-win scenario; either playing out in real time or just as the aftermath’s fallout apparently buries that last glimmer of hope; the disheartening realization that one has likely reached this temporal roadblock:

• The PAST is inaccessible because the Laws of Physics say so.

• The PRESENT is insufferable due to the triple threat of feverish
global warming, corona-variants and hot headed insurrectionists.

• The FUTURE is… WHOA… wait a sec… future? WHAT FUTURE?

Which cycles us back to Townshend’s Song is Over. Or, more to the point, an actual, not all that long ago playback of my own vinyl recording; only to discover that 5:55 into that 6:16 long track, with a scant 21 seconds away from Song is Over being over, the needle got stuck in the groove (not due to any permanent damage; just a temporary, tiny glob of randomly positioned schmutz that decades of Michigan summer humidity had transformed into a barely seeable “roadblock”.

I literally busted out in laughter upon the realization that sans any intervention on my part, the Song was NOT only NOT OVER, it could NOT possibly ever BE OVER; this all playing out (uh, all not playing out) serving as metaphor to the read between the lines message from within (or was it from above?)…

The Song is NEVER Over if you hang in there, my friend!

Words of wisdom for me… indeed, for all of us… to take to heart.

Who says old school tech, even the stuck stylus, cannot teach us anything anymore, huh?

BTW, my kudos to KD; seeing how her 12/16 post inspired my 12/16 post.

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Nothing’s Left: Poetic Acrostic

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Society’s frayed fabric; integrity bereft
Unravels and strands; its warp and weft
Fevers of covid and climate; exhibit heft
Freaky white elephant trumpets; lies ‘bout ballot theft
Eager confederates dredge, hyper-partisan cleft
Repress the free press; free elections; until nothing’s left

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The acrostic’s message spells out / sums up the net effect on folks
who get oppressed by a stick-figure leader in a threadbare society

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