Hardware v. Hard-Luck: Quick Limerick

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As most of us rational folks, worldwide, have known (all along), Donald J. Trump opted to fabricate his BIG LIE rather than face up to the WHOLE TRUTH; namely, how he lost, BIG TIME, in the 2020 Presidential Election; due to his [1] failure to act (even remotely) presidential and (more to the point) [2] his flunking Pandemic Management 101.

FINAL VOTE TALLY

81,282,916 = Biden
74,223,369 = Trump

  • A sore loser’s hard-luck story can never explain all that had spawned Trump’s loss.
  • Metaphorically speaking, loose hardware fasteners had secured Biden’s victory

BTW, today’s (heavy on the hardware) limerick was inspired by the following astute observation…

“To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

Abraham Maslow
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About all I can add, other than the poetry, forthcoming, is that people who wield such hammers will be far more inclined to hit a finger nail (YEOUCH!) than to nail down the problem at hand…

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A hardwired right wing, wingnut, with loose screw
Into the West Wing, dive bombed, bolted, blew
Recklessly let microbes’ strikes
Hammer down coffins’ nails / spikes
While gravesites’ daisies, all pushed up and grew

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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Covid-19: Over and Out?

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On the 2020 virtual campaign trail, Joe Biden vowed (words to the effect) that, if elected as the next POTUS, he’d get the pandemic under control by allowing medical science to trump political science.

This past Sunday, during the President’s interview with 60 Minutes correspondent / anchor Scott Pelley, mid-term election year, political science overruled and forced Joe to go off script; to declare recklessly…

“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it … but the pandemic is over. If you notice, no one’s wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing.”

Joseph Biden • 18 September 2022
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Not so fast… say two POLITICO reporters, who debunk realistically…

“Despite Biden’s statement, Covid has continued to exact a toll in the United States and around the world. The John Hopkins [sic]* Coronavirus Resource Center lists more than 2 million Covid cases in the country in the last 28 days, with hundreds dying from the disease every day.” [Read Full Article Here]

David Cohen and Adam Cancryn • 09/18/2022 08:47 PM EDT
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Not so fast… say I, too. Let’s now rewind, replay and rehash the POTUS’ injudicious words and illogic; namely, “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks”, ergo, “Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape.”

Yes, Mr. Biden, unfortunately, I HAVE NOTICED, first hand, the maskless masses; and, trust me, that is hardly the accomplishment you may believe it to be. Au contraire, this is not only the epitome of alarming, human selfishness, thoughtlessness and recklessness, it’s also one of the major reasons why THE PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER; why the Coronavirus (fully capable of routinely, prolifically reinventing itself), may even result in vaccine resistant variants.

To say the very least… it’s that anti-mask pigheadedness that I find so baffling and maddening. My gawd, it’s merely a piece of cloth, folks! WTF is so tough about covering the ol’ honker and pie hole when we’re milling about crowded, indoor, public milieus? Why the calloused disregard for (hatred towards?) members of our human family?

To say a bit more… there may be one glimmer of reality to be found within Biden’s “good shape” quip; specifically his qualifying word, “seems”; which makes it seem as if he had attempted some in-real-time, walking back of his own words.

Let’s hope that’s a good sign that Biden is fully aware of these truths, which should be self-evident…

  • In life, things are NOT ALWAYS what they seem to be
  • Of all of those things, the coronavirus must top the list
  • Every seemingly good leader must be mindful of all that

Politics must never trump Science… disrespect Corona-V (and its “descendants”) and Covid-19 will hang around / plague humanity until the years 2219, 2220; 2221 and 2222… if not longer.

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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* ADDENDUM 09/24/22 04:00:

A reread of my posted content revealed a common error (not my own); the particulars follow…

Image result for johns hopkins wiki

* “Though some mistakenly refer to the man or his institutions as “John” Hopkins, the “s” in his name belongs there: He was named for his great-grandmother, Margaret Johns, the daughter of Richard Johns, who owned a 4,000-acre estate in Calvert County, Maryland.”

Google Search (author non-credited) • 24 September 2022

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Wealth v. Health: Quick Limerick

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Rabid capitalists; procure obscene wealth
Avid virologists; secure public health
When well-heeled asses; political
Trump unhealed masses; ill; critical
Microbes breed / mutate; in relative stealth

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SIDEBAR: Tho the Biden Admin’s pandemic management skills readily trump the Trump Régime’s, alas, that’s traceable to the shockingly, low-set expectations bar. Joe has yet to totally “sell” the public on the fact that even vaccinated people can become carriers / super-spreaders of both Coronavirus Classic and its batcrap crazy communicable Variants.

Covid-19 will continue plaguing humanity UNTIL / UNLESS we do the bare minimum… BARE MINIMUM; namely, mask up in all indoor, public settings.

What makes Biden’s ‘tude even more astounding is how (not unlike Trump), the coronavirus infected him (in Joe’s case twice); mostly because (not unlike Trump), he goes publicly maskless.

Uh… to do WHAT?
Project a badass image???
Does anyone, actually, fall for such rubbish???

Of course, Biden is all too aware that he IS the face of the Democratic Party. Ergo, he dares not cover that face with a pandemic mask (especially in the heat of a midterm election year). To do so, would invite an endless barrage of stupid, certifiable, merciless, hardcore, right wing media taunting / bullying.

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Now, at the risk of repeating myself… my regular blog coda, anyway…

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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Get / Stay Well, Mr. President!

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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I’ve opted to start this new day with the ending to nearly every blog I’ve published since the earliest days of the Global Pandemic; i.e., with those avoiding / surviving Covid-19, NO BS truths.

In other words, being vaxxed, obviously, has not been enough!

Case In Point…

Were President Joe Biden not privately agonizing / obsessing over how his moronic Trumper critics will (over)react, publicly, were he to set a positive example to humanity (i.e., were he to always mask up in public), its highly unlikely that he’d now be fighting off his very own case of Covid-19.

The great news, here, is that the President has been double vaxxed / boosted, ergo, his symptomatology has been minor / non life-threatening AND, best of all, he’s expected to recover, basically unscathed.

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My heartfelt GET / STAY WELL wishes to Mr. Biden!

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More To The Point…

I’d be remiss not to remind that what Biden is, actually, suffering from is his incurable worries over how he’ll be perceived (especially during this feverishly hot Mid-Term Election Year), were he to do his duty to preserve human life (nationwide and worldwide). Fleshing that out in more direct terms…

President Biden needs to virtually set foot upon the world stage, deliver his much overdue address to humanity; his NO BS message to the masses that if we ever hope to end this godforsaken pandemic, we must always MASK UP IN PUBLIC!

Perhaps my posts’ life saving / pandemic conquering advice could serve as a suitable speech template working towards that glorious end?

Since I can never say this enough, I’ll shamelessly say it, anew…

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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Everything Right Where I’d Left It

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Brief 2020 Timeline:

March 10: Michigan’s first reported Covid-19 cases
March 10: The last time I’d cast my ballot in person
March 16: The last time I hoofed-it to the Post Office
March 19: First day of spring (northern hemisphere)
March 23: Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home decree
April 30: Armed protestors invade our State Capitol

As humankind was soon to discover, the onset of the global pandemic’s widespread mask up / lock down era nearly coincided with the 2020 equinoxes.

While the commonly held, ongoing belief has been that Covid-19 is not readily transmittable within outdoor environs, this Doubting Thomas’ stance, right from the get-go, has been to always show far more respect for Corona-V than run of the mill, blowhole, culture warring, has-been Republican politicians will ever be capable of; especially the Disinformation King Rat / has-been (then) prez Trump.

Granted, it had been with profound sorrow that I’d opted to halt my frequent walks to complete nearly every one of my in-town errands; e.g., visits to the grocery store, bank, post office, etc; as well as hitting the nature trails within my fave parklands (due to most walkways being too narrow to maintain proper social distancing). I mean, what if an oncoming pedestrian were to cough and/or sneeze right in my face?

Along with this concern came my awareness / worries re Michigan’s short fused, right wing radicals; how easily these would-be domestic terrorists can overreact (violently) at the mere sight of anyone complying with Democrats’ conquer Covid-19 protocols. Hell, I even caught a glimpse of a car with a protest sign taped to one of its side windows.

Since I’d never want my pandemic mask to trigger any Trumpers, I deemed it wise to defend myself with my car’s metal frame and rolled up tight windows.

Brief 2022 Timeline:

July 15: My very first walk back to the Post Office

And, DAMN, it felt GOOD (especially rejuvenating) to rediscover every crack in the walkways (right where I had left them all); BETTER to, once more, commune with nature / interact with the delightful summer sunshine; even BETTER to discover that masking up has no, noticeable, negative impact on power walking; and BEST of all, that over the course of these past 28 months of physical inactivity, I have not lost any of my physical stamina (am still able to maintain my walking/run gait).

Considering all the price gouging going down at the petrol pumps, nowadays, my hitting my hometown’s trails, anew, could not have happened at a better time.

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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Assessing Big Gov’s Asses and Pigs

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PREFACE: This post was inspired by a WP blogger, who I follow. Of late, he’s been witness to Covid-19 leapfrogging from vaxxed family member to vaxxed family member; his situation supporting my theory that typical government issued pandemic protocols are proving inadequate. My best get well / stay well wishes to them all; to everyone else facing down this sickening situation.

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When the Covid-19 pandemic ends… no… strike that… IF our still ONGOING global health crisis EVER ends, an assessment of “our” alleged leaders’ mismanagement “skills” would be in order.

While I could already, readily rehash…no… strike that… (p)rehash… such a postmortem, anyway, I’m still opting not to delve too deeply into the particulars, because, quite frankly, I possess neither the adequate academic credentials nor sufficient budgetary wherewithal to prove / disprove what, in essence, amounts to my pure speculation.

Yet… even a dabbler in medical science would be wise to always live up to the first-do-no-harm, Hippocratic Oath; to wholeheartedly accept how fraught with danger conjecture can be; especially since, quite literally, we’re still speaking of a life and death matter.

More to the point… I’d be overcome by sick feelings were any of my published too soon, unproven beliefs proven harmful to anyone.

Beyond that… it’d be the understatement of the new millennium to point out how (as I’m typing and you’re reading), spanning the entire Interwebs, there’s never any shortage of…

  • hypotheses masquerading as chiseled in stone (tombstone) “facts”
  • opportunists prone to cherry-picking (potentially deadly) half truths

Suffice to say… I’d never want any of my raw theories to become copied and pasted and/or screen shot quotations.

Naturally… it’d not be acting irresponsibly to remind my readers that unpardonable horse’s ass politicians and piggish economists are still overruling (excessively governing) time-honored pandemic scientists / epidemiologists and, as such, we’d all be well-advised to exceed the current, watered down health and safety guidelines.

In essence… that wisdom fully lives up to Hippocrates’ first-do-no-harm proviso.

More to this post’s point… it’d be a cold day in Hell for any Big Biz owned and operated, Big Government horse’s ass and/or pig to ever feel free to quote these following, life saving truths…

Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

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

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Fortune Cookie Blog: Too Much To Ask?

Pandemic 101 Wisdom cannot be stated enough! Hence, this common sense recap…

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Be people vaxxed or unvaxxed, we can still shed ‘n’ spread the
batcrap crazy contagious Corona-V; which, in turn, proliferates
variants, which, in turn, could lessen the efficacy of the current
vaccines, which, in turn, will needlessly prolong this pandemic!
PLEASE prove you really care about humankind by heeding this
easy as pie, cover your nostrils/piehole; plus shelter ADVISORY:
Stay publicly/properly masked! Stay safe at home! Stay healthy!

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Folks’ F’d Fate (Poetic Acrostic)

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Fragile Earth moldering diurnally; environmentally
Untold (f)lawmakers legislating; unconstitutionally
Coronavirus variants sickening slaying; microbially
Killer sociopath Putin dying to blow up; atomically
Expletive laced acrostic spelling our fate; vertically
Downward fallen curtains; End of Earth; eventually

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Stay Safe at Home!
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Fallen Curtains

Total Eclipse’s Total Eclipse

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It was within this past Sunday evening’s waning hours when our Universal Overseer aligned, to perfection, our inner solar system’s essential spheres; namely, the Sun, Earth and Moon; thereby (at least in theory) presenting astronomers (accomplished and amateur, alike), one of the few, awe inspiring delights still remaining in modern life.

Alas (as usual), all did not go well for all of us Michiganders. At the most inopportune moment, storm clouds rolled in, start to finish, to totally eclipse this total lunar eclipse.

In other words… the literal clouds; the metaphorical “fallen curtains” had overruled; ruined all our fun.

While most dedicated sky watchers are left little choice but to take, in stride, such dismal celestial washouts, it’s my contention that Great Lakes Staters, such as moi, have been forced to weather far more than our share of the absolutely, disproportionate levels of disappointment.

Such is our sorry “lot” in life (both in the cartographical / geographical and metaphorical sense).

The grand scheme’s far less stellar elements can and do come into play, too; e.g., lifelong occupational and financial disadvantages that still continue to bog down my homeland’s and home state’s citizenry; this all piling on additional disproportionate levels of our shared disappointment. Once again, fallen curtains syndrome.

Yet another relevant to this discourse aspect revolves around one’s relative position on life’s road; in my own case, the nearly seventy Earth orbits behind me along with the expectant, tagging along, alarmingly fewer “laps” before me. Yep, once we reach the onset of “aging out” within society, an entirely unique, awareness heightening perspective kicks in; summed up best as yet, another example of our bearing witness to the fallen curtains.

Consider, too, the looming, far deeper levels of disproportionate disappointment, which our dystopian “leaders” are ignorantly and/or intentionally leaving unchallenged and unchecked.

As I type and you read these very words, these autocrats are allowing humankind’s Final Act to practically author itself. It’s tough NOT to view our collective presence upon the world stage as all but over; such an ill-fate seemingly, already hammered and chiseled into our communal tombstone; all but awaiting those final fallen curtains.

The detailed rundown to The End…

Fragile Earth moldering diurnally; environmentally
Untold (f)lawmakers legislating; unconstitutionally
Coronavirus variants sickening slaying; microbially
Killer sociopath Putin dying to blow up; atomically
Expletive laced acrostic spelling our fate; vertically
Downward fallen curtains; End of Earth; eventually

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

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Get Well Stephen Colbert (et al)

This IS Final(?) Jeopardy!

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Today’s Category: Late Night TV

Today’s Clue…

In ADDITION to Stephen Colbert, James Corden,
Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers & Jimmy Fallon all
hosting talk shows, they have THIS in common.

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Players, you have 30 seconds to express
your response in the form of a Question…

(Anyone opting to actually “compete”, should
think up that Question prior to scrolling down.)

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What is being fully vaxxed
YET, contracting Covid-19?

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TRUE Jeopardy Notation insists we punctuate our responses with a “?”, HOWEVER, there can be no question re the medical ramifications; i.e., while the vaccines are successfully preventing serious and deadly consequences, humans can STILL become coronavirus infected; STILL easily infect others.

And that STILL fully validates this layperson’s contention, from the very onset of this godforsaken plague:

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Only a WORLDWIDE MASK MANDATE can help ensure
we expeditiously snuff out & bury the coronavirus; i.e.,
avoid an apocalyptic scenario where one, maybe more
of its variants void the vaccines; to snuff out & bury us!

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There can be no question that sicko / psycho Donald J. Trump’s politicization of the pandemic has infected and spread throughout the vast body of his MAGA Maniacs / Morons / Malcontents (and beyond); thereby resulting in their all too damned common, cavalier attitude…

…their absolutely indefensible, “offhand, indifferent, casual, dismissive, insouciant, unconcerned; supercilious, patronizing, condescending, disdainful, scornful, contemptuous, couldn’t-care-less, devil-may-care” state of chronic insanity!

Quoted synonyms courtesy of the Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus

Upon closer scrutiny of this entire mess, matters pan out as the following, grave, glaringly obvious, public health threat…

  • Bad enough… within the entertainment industry, ALL five of those mentioned TV personalities enjoy a vast circle of friends/contacts; far more so than average folks such as you and I do.
  • Even worse… those friends/contacts also enjoy a vast circle of friends/contacts.
  • Worst of all… it’s a near certainty that at some point, some of these infected people will come into contact with immunocompromised and unvaxxed individuals.

It’s at that juncture where the potential for needless suffering / dying enters the big picture.

Returning to the earliest of our pandemic days… we witnessed Colbert, Corden, Kimmel, Meyers and Fallon responsibly sheltering/isolating (e.g., doing their talk show shtick sans LIVE audiences; Zoom interviewing their guests.

More to the point… these hosts and guests, alike, had been just as witty, personable and entertaining as ever. Sure, I do get it, it’s no fun for comedians / entertainers to not cop that buzz; all courtesy of their applauding, cheering, hooting, whooping it up, LIVE audiences; HOWEVER

In the end… the operative word becomes LIVE; as in keeping humanity ALIVE.

The time has come for these five entertainers to cease needlessly Jeopardizing humanity (case in point, Colbert’s covid has even spread to his house band’s impresario, Jon Batiste. Need I say more?) YES, I do need to say more. They must lead by example; demonstrate to the rest of humanity how to behave in a responsible, respectable manner.

In other words… Guys, PLEASE, set aside your egos; resume performing from your covid bunkers with only the bare minimum, production crew contingent. If this is any help, try harboring in your heads, hearts and souls the sentitments popularized by singer Vera Lynn; the lyrics which solemnly vow…

“We’ll meet again,
Don’t know where,
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day”

Song Composers Ross Parker and Hughie Charles • Complete Lyrics [HERE]
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Granted, my authoring a 700 word count blog, devoted to TV talk show hosts, may, superficially, seem silly. However, one cannot understate the beneficial impact this quintet (in particular Colbert, Meyers and Kimmel) has been making upon the national political discourse; how their speaking truth to power via “jokes”, serves a far more significant purpose.

Such courageous comedians are heightening the awareness / enlightenment of their Stateside audiences; the very people who, don’t normally pay close attention to the ever-present dangers; the grave threats to liberty and democracy; such as those posed by the STILL unpunished, insurrectionist and fascist X-Prez Trump and his entire freak show entourage.

Long pensive sigh… I now conclude this post, just as I’ve done for the past two+ years…

Now More Than Ever… PLEASEEVERYBODY

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

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