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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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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That Other Pandemic

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Yesterday being Thanksgiving, my sibling and I (3220km/2000mi distant) chatted on our cells about this and that; one of those “thats” being the pandemic; however, not the one, one would expect.

Interestingly enough, of late, and unbeknownst to each other, we’ve both been wondering about how our own mother and father had managed to survive the global outbreak of influenza associated with the 1918H1N1 virus; that pandemic resulting in 50 Million deaths, worldwide and 675,000 fatalities right smack dab within our own U.S. homeland.

At the time, our folks would’ve been very young children; a demographic where the mortality had been especially high.

Anyway, we were both sorta shocked that neither of us could recall either of our ‘rents ever mentioning that deadly event, not even in passing. I did speculate that, perhaps, they’d been too young/carefree to fully grasp the seriousness of it all? Even so, what little we do know about our grandparents, they would’ve been sticklers about health safety; which only further complicates our unsolved mystery.

Even now, as I’m typing away in the wee hours of this post holiday Friday a.m. I’ve even begun to factor in our folks’ overly protective nature. Might they have been tight-lipped, oh, say, just to avoid needlessly frightening us?

Still, that hardly sounds like our dad, his being a man of science and a public school educator, too. One would’ve deemed him fully capable of presenting that global scourge’s particulars in a professional, detached manner.

On a semi-related matter, both mom and dad could talk endlessly about 1929’s Great Depression, so what gives re 1918? I dunno.

Well, seeing how you, my savvy readers, have likely already done the math and/or have judged from my selection of the English language tenses, you already know both our parents took any stories, they may have had, to their decades later graves.

So, needless to say, my sister and I will never really know.

However, perhaps, some of you might be able to help us sort thru that pandemic a tad more? Perchance, via the first / second hand accounts of your own grandparents / parents? Even if you cannot add any specifics, do you have any observations that are 1918H1N1 / pandemic related?

In either eventuality, the comment section awaits.

Oh, as a friendly footnote to our discussion of family matters, if there’s anything you’d like clarified about your own parents’ / relatives’ early lives (on any subject), do chat with them. There’s no time like the present. It might make for some fascinating remembrances getting bandied about your dinner table; a side dish, as it were, to your joyful, December holiday feasts.

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Fortune Cookie Blog: Responsibility

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A reality check is long overdue. We must end the useless whining
and hand wringing about wearing masks publicly; conscientiously!
Never forget the Global Pandemic is far from over; that the deadly
Coronavirus’ main transmission mode is airborne! Be we Vaxxed
or UnVaxxed, the mere spoken word can spread infected droplets
to condemn members of our Human Family to their Early Graves!
The simple act of covering our mouths and noses protects billions
of immunocompromised & yet-to-be vaccinated souls, worldwide!
Stated less delicately: Shut Up, Listen Up, Grow Up and Mask Up!

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