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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So… How Would the Remainees React?

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Suffice to say, ever since has-been Trump took his downward escalator ride, he has been doing his damnedest to take down America / the entire world. Along the way, he has been pandering, primarily, to his absolutely irrational and uncivil voter base; i.e., winning them over to his side simply by exploiting and validating their hopeless ignorance and hardcore bigotry.

In all likelihood, his staunch supporters (mindless cultists, Borg drones, etc.), obsess, daily / hourly over how best to suck up to their Fascist Daddy. What more could anyone expect from those who’ve succumbed to no questions asked / allowed subservience. In extreme cases, some have even claimed they’d die on his behalf. And statistics don’t lie, seeing how…

“On Tuesday, the last full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, the [Covid-19] death toll reached 400,000 — a once-unthinkable number. More than 100,000 Americans have perished in the pandemic in just the past five weeks.”

National Public Radio News • Reported by Will Stone • January 19, 2021 [read more here]

Granted, Coronavirus deaths have spanned all ideologies, however a disproportionate chunk of the fatalities did prove to be Daddy Donny’s very own (and owned) anti-masker, infantile whiners.

Let’s now delve deeper into the power of Trump’s unappetizing words (which make normal people want to puke, YET, get Trumper drones salivating)…

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,”

Donald J. Trump • Sioux Center, Iowa • 23 January 2016 [read more here]
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Keeping that in mind, let’s run down what is, THANK GOD, (so far), ONLY a thought experiment.

Suppose, in the not too distant future, Trump convenes one of his train wreck rallies where (in the midst of one of his lose-his-train-of-thought, rambling, utterly worthless, screechy speeches) he abruptly halts and barks out the command, “ATTACK!”

At that point, his armed to the teeth goon squad storms into the arena; roughs up, rounds up and marches out fifty percent of the attendees. When his speech resumes, DJT simply informs the remainees that, come sundown (local time), he will order his detainees’ mass execution.

So… How Would the Remainees React?

Sans even two critical thinking brain cells to rub together (and nary a tear shed for their detained, soon to be needlessly slaughtered / dead families and friends), each of his drones would have no choice but to conclude, “Oh well… he must’ve had a pretty damned good reason!” At that point each of them would, FIRST, cut Trump a give-till-it-hurts campaign contribution check and, NEXT, on cue, commence to bleating out…

“USA!… USA! … USA! … USA! … USA! … USA!…” (translation)
“Sieg Heil! … Sieg Heil! … Sieg Heil! … Sieg Heil! … Sieg Heil! … Sieg Heil! …”

Trumper Nazi Drones • c2015 – 22 (and beyond)

Ironic, indeed, seeing how mindless absolutism has absolutely nothing in common with what the genuine United States of America stands for.

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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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Genesis 36:129? Huh? Say What?

“When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be”

Songsmiths: Paul McCartney / John Lennon [Full Lyrics Here]
Owing to John’s agnostic politics, it would be fair to note how
Let It Be’s sentiments have a distinctive Sir Paul quality to ’em.
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Throughout my nearly seven decades, I’ve relied on the Soundtrack of my Life‘s selections to ease me thru my own times of trouble; be these playbacks, PASSIVELY, via vinyl 45s / LPs / half-speed masters, analog / digital cassettes, minidiscs, CDs, I-tunes, VHS / DVD film scores; be they, ACTIVELY, via my piano keyboards.

And, btw, to the best of my knowledge, my post’s headlined numerical notation appears in no known version of any Bible; and, with good reason, too. When typed out more correctly / completely, SD 36 – 129 has a decidedly secular spin; for it then becomes the official catalog number for A Trick of the Tail; the vinyl album released on 20 February 1976 by the Phil Collins fronted, art / progressive rock group, Genesis.

No sooner had I added this pièce de résistance to my record library on 28 May 1976 than I discovered how easily one could become mesmerized by Tony Banks’ CALMATIVE, compelling synth strings; how taking this disc out on its first spin and attaining the speed of sound fully revealed this keyboardist, extraordinaire’s penchant for drifting off into entrancing, instrumental, unabridged bridges; involving 3 out of Trick’s 8 tracks; namely: Entangled / Mad Mad Moon / Ripples.

Considering how, I’m no stranger to those times of trouble (the particulars to follow momentarily), this is why I had made Trick my go-to album to cop that CALMATIVE effect. Indeed, so powerful was/is this effect that one would almost expect raiding narcs, with search / arrest warrants in one hand, drawn guns in the other, busting down the door and bursting thru the splintered frame; bleating out in unison, “FREEZE!” Guess CALMATIVE can only go so far, eh?

Anyway, it’s that Moon selection, in particular, that still inspires entire album playbacks; oft synchronized with the fullest of the lunar phases. Post twilight time is when I’ll shut down all artificial lighting; making the streaming down moonbeams, filtering thru the sheer, gently swaying in the breeze, curtains, the only light I’ll see.

Well, as promised, let’s now take a moment to flesh out my times of trouble…

In the beginning… that all followed an honest self-reevaluation of my prospects for ever landing a radio station / DJ gig. Alas, assessing my chances at slim-to-none, certainly did seem incongruous, too, considering how, one scant spring earlier, at the completion of my Junior College studies, I had accrued a 4.00 GPA; even experienced the Graduation Day pomp and circumstance, where Da Dean shook my hand, handed off my Associates Degree in Broadcast Arts, and promptly shoved me onto the real world stage; to either sing… or sink.

Suffice to say, that “sink” did necessitate trading off variety for monotony; forsaking the creation of cheery audio art for the retail cash register’s dreary racket; sorta reminiscent of R2-D2-esque beeps.

In the here and now… I’ve discovered how most of my bygone disappointments have paled in comparison TO / in the wake OF the yet to be resolved (perhaps impossible to resolve) multiple disasters; such ecological, microbial, ideological and sociopolitical / socioeconomic catastrophes all playing out, concurrently and unchecked, in real time.

Needless to say, I’ve not been awaiting the full moon’s arrival to frequently revisit Genesis 36:129.

My recommendation to all, who may be feeling similarly troubled, DO seek out your own CALMATIVE effect. Embarking on such a life journey is totally possible; wherever your own head, heart and musical tastes may lead you.

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Be people 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
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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!
Stay Healthy!

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