Sobering Stats and Somber Settings

This past Friday, U.S. cases of COVID-19 surpassed 11 million and, the following day, the fatalities skyrocketed to and beyond 1 quarter million. On this rainswept Sunday, of the 54.3 million sickened souls, worldwide, 1.3 million wound up sickened to death.

These sobering stats are likely understated, too; i.e., once we factor in the lack of readily available, reliable testing procedures and “our” cold, calculating, greed driven, less than forthcoming national “leaders”.

Alas, this catastrophe needn’t have happened at all.

Had these headstrong heads of state respected our world’s finest scientific minds and proactively, promptly and persistently enlightened everyone, accordingly, we could’ve all been working together to slow the spread of this ferociously communicable, predominantly airborne disease; to halt Corona-V dead in its tracks.

At present, our best defenses remain what they have been all along; shelter at home as much as possible and, when in public, mask-up and socially distance at least two meters / two yards apart.

Being in compliance with these best practices is our moral and civic duty to humanity.

Beyond that, let’s never lose sight of the human side to the above-mentioned stats; namely, how these numbers fail to take into account the oceans of tears shed by [1] the patients who’ve taken their last gasp of oxygen while isolated from their loved ones, [2] the survivors who’ve wound up disabled long haulers, [3] the dedicated medical professionals who, in spite of doing their very best, could not work the life saving miracles and, last but not least, [4] the surviving family members and friends who’ll mourn, forevermore, those who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.

2020’s upcoming holiday season is going to be particularly disappointing and, in countless instances, downright heartbreaking.

Social isolating will preclude our gathering around the dinner table, in large numbers, to consume the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. But, lest anyone even begin to consider grousing about that, we must never forget the mourners who’ll be seated within their own dining rooms, tearfully staring across the table at the chairs rendered forever empty by that godforsaken, pitiless virus.

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Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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If YouTube won’t let you PB the Enya clip, above, try viewing it offsite.

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Soon 2B Gravely Ill? Graveyard Bound?

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As a sexagenarian male with lifelong breathing issues, to say the least, I now have good reason to be worried. Here’s why.

I went grocery shopping this past week. At the check out, just as I was paying the cashier, the man in line behind me began coughing. Since the onset of Donald J. Trump’s DIY pandemic, this was the very first time I’d ever been in close proximity to someone exhibiting symptoms consistent to COVID-19 infection.

The factors that may have prevented my becoming gravely ill and graveyard bound:

• Store patrons and employees had been 100% mask compliant.

• The coughing customer had been utilizing one of the store’s motorized shopping carts, which suggests a preexisting, non-pandemic related pulmonary issue.

• There had been two meters between us.

• My potential exposure time had been less than three minutes, tops.

• I wore my own mask (and vinyl gloves) until I got home, at which time I scrubbed my hands and face STAT!

I’ll try not to freak out as I wait for the 14 day incubation countdown clock to do its thing. Either I’ll witness it zero out, unscathed, or COVID-19 will zero me out.

Normally, I’m not so me oriented and obsessed about death.

Let’s chalk that up to the side effects of existing in a nation being misled by the “it’s all about me”, Grim Reaper Trump; a.k.a. the insufferable, inhumane, malignant narcissist, who gets off on inflicting human suffering and death.

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Due Process Is Overdue!

PREFACE: Re this post’s content, I likely won’t have a legal leg to stand on. At best, I’ll be limited to venting my outrage. But, vent I must! So here goes…

As we’re oft reminded, Freedom of Speech is not inclusive of yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theatre where no such fire exists. Obviously, the consequences are injuries and deaths.

Conversely, not yelling “FIRE!” when the fire really does exist (even intentionally downplaying the seriousness of the fire), also results in injuries and deaths.

In either scenario, the offender is / offenders are guilty of public endangerment and depending upon the severity of the harm they’ve done, the perpetrator(s) must face down misdemeanor and/or felony charges.

In a sense, Donald J. Trump’s willful downplaying of his DIY pandemic has allowed the COVID-19 conflagration to burn down humanity.

Yes, we are talking about public endangerment. Correction. Such a charge would not even begin to cover his heinous offense. Let’s call it what it truly is.

A Crime Against Humanity!

And that demands prompt, appropriate attention!

We’d be remiss to not similarly charge Trump’s accomplices; namely his owned and operated Representatives, Senators, Cabinet Secretaries, aides, underlings, spinners and Propaganda Ministers. Before his pandemic is over, we may even need to make an example of a few more thugs; namely his owned and operated Supreme / Circuit Court Judges.

The arrest warrants for all the above mentioned entities are long overdue. The main difference between them and us is that we’ll grant them their day in court. And, if justice prevails, they’ll wind up lodged within a gated community; i.e., accommodations with a concrete cinder block and steel bar motif. And, there they should remain for the rest of their natural lives.

To anyone who’d say, “That all sounds too extreme”, I’d counter…

Should not the punishment fit the extreme crime? Never forget that the above mentioned, from Trump on down, have the blood of the 220,000 pandemic fatalities (and still counting) on their hands.

Even were Trump, et al, to plead insanity, they’d still pose a threat to society. But that’d pose no problem; adding rubber padding to their cells’ walls would be easy.

Let’s keep it real. We must never mollycoddle mass murderers. In their mucked up minds, they’ll always view leniency as our tacit approval. Allowed to roam free today, they will return tomorrow; and with a vengeance.

In other words…

If we don’t punish them, minus the due process, they WILL be back to punish us!

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

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Is the Trumpster in the Dumpster?

 

Recent revelations re Donald J. Trump’s mucked up, income tax situation now beg a few questions…

• What if the fake prez is not only morally bankrupt but also financially bankrupt?

• What if he’s seeking reelection to continue mooching off American taxpayers; to stay holed up in the White House another four years?

• What if he’s trying to avoid a city dump forwarding address, living in a cardboard box, cooking rats over a campfire, experiencing rainy bad hair days AND shitting into a bucket?

• How far would he go to avoid that?

• Would he start placing “perfect” phone calls, worldwide, to his despotic heroes; for the express purpose of selling them stolen military property / armaments / nukes and even revealing sensitive government intellectual property / secrets?

• At that point, he’d be sacrificing U.S. security / endangering us. But seeing how he intentionally allowed Corona-V to go on a rampage; seeing how he is fully responsible for the (so far) 210,000 COVID-19 fatalities, would it even faze him if he buried all 328 million of us?

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask-Up to END the DEATH!

As of this Sunday, September 27, 2020, scant minutes ago, the RoyLab statisticians have reported that SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of 1 Million members of our Human Family, worldwide.

1 MILLION Souls

As complete and accurate as their Real Time Counter strives to be, what it fails to report are the oceans of tears… of the patients, the medical professionals who are trying to save them, and last but not least, all who are mourning those, who did not make it back home… well… at least not back to their homes found on earth.

Let’s pause for a few moments to reflect and send forth our unified wave of sympathy to their surviving loved ones.

Let’s all pause, too, to realize that a goodly portion of these 1 Million Souls could’ve avoided their untimely deaths, had leaders’ wiser heads prevailed… had they proactively and promptly conveyed life saving advice… shared the incontrovertible truth that public Masking-Up is our best defense and everyone’s moral and civic duty!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Well-Versed Dumb Real Donald?

From 1973 – 1982, long before the Real Donald became a household word, we found the clever and clairvoyant Match Game writers submitting Dumb Donald scenarios for emcee Gene Rayburn to recite to the panelists, contestants and all who were playing along in the home and studio audiences.

Normally, at this juncture, I’d be presiding over a Dumb Donald Clip, but, since my demand has nearly exhausted YouTube’s supply, I’ll now need to breathe new life into my shtick. ISO inspiration, namely, head-to-head matches with our dearly departed, Match Game souls, I’ve been simulating, semi-serious seances. And methinks this graying old coot has not been departing the spirit world alone! Indeed, the new, game show host persona, from within me, now emerges to preside over this reincarnated, revamped game show format. Voilà and Ta-Da!

Welcome contestants, one and all, to Match Game 20-20. I’m M.C. Grayburn. Our new rules are straightforward. Each of you will have one chance to match as many of our six, predetermined responses as possible. You’ll be playing for a priceless grand prize; the affirmation that you’re still a clearheaded, critical thinking non-consumer of the Kool-Aid™!

If your non-matching, responses prove more clever than Match Game’s, you’ll still be a winner! To claim your prize, post your witty and/or wise alternatives in the comment section, below.

Soooooo, let’s play Match Game 20-20.

Check out this fill-in-the-blank limerick:

Real Dumb Donald is nasty as phlegm! Ick!
So deserving of this rant / polemic,
He won’t restrain deadly strain,
Nor rein in brutal cops’ reign,
Instead, props up ___________.

Once the “think music” starts, you’ll have 1 Minute to think up your 6 responses.
And, btw, no peeking beneath the turquoise hued, rectangular secrecy partition!

Real Dumb Donald is nasty as phlegm, ick,
So deserving of this rant / polemic,
He won’t restrain deadly strain,
Nor rein in brutal cops’ reign,
Instead, props up ___________.

1. FOX henchmen endemic
2. ass kissers systemic
3. schools non-academic
4. racism systemic
5. fake science alchemic
6. corona pandemic

My thanks to all who showed up to play today! M.C. Grayburn for Match Game 20-20, good-bye and be sure to…

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duz Donny Yearn for a 3rd Hand?

Donald J. Trump excessively obsesses over his numbers.

He slows down testing for COVID-19, to lower the discovery of cases, even tho, whether found or not, Corona-V is still deadly… has already claimed nearly 200.000 stateside souls… and still counting! He’s likely falsifying that stat, too. Would it shock anyone were we to discover the number of fatalities is twice or thrice that amount?

He crows about a slightly down, unemployment rate of 8.4%. Granted even a modest improvement is heartening. However, that stat is bound to, once again, head south into double digits territory, STAT! That’s because cram-packed K-12 hallways / classrooms and college kids’ pandemic parties infect student bodies and Donny’s own maskless, no social distancing campaign rallies sicken his devotees. Any of these superspreader scenarios can and will result in sickened, stricken down people showing up at hospital ICUs instead of their workplaces.

He’s privately tearing his hair out re his tanked out job approval ratings, which figuratively swim alongside him in the deep end of his fetid cesspool / swamp. Ditto his fretting over the pollsters’ numbers, which predict his Election Day defeat.

One would think that Donny would view all the above as his wake up call, right? WRONG!

Instead, he views TV… to excess.

Right on TV, he has actually, astoundingly, fessed up to vegging out in front of his flat-screen for endless hours, each day. That’s because he’s a praise junkie desperately ISO his fix… his absolutely undeserved accolades… all courtesy of his psycho sycophants. Yep, these talking head, headcases are all too willing to stroke his massive ego… you know… just to make their false god feel oh soooooo good.

Why can’t he take a more active roll… i.e., actually hunker down to do, bare minimum, one honest day’s work to substantively improve his numbers and OUR LIVES… oh… say… lift one tiny finger to halt Corona-V dead in its tracks before we, who’ve yet to contract Donny’s Disease, get sick and drop dead?

Alas… long sigh… that’s not gonna happen seeing how vidiot / couch potato Donald J. Trump exists only to sit on his fat Fascist fanny… with his remote in one hand and Tweeting iPhone in the other. Seeing how televised praise is the fake prez’s porn, it’s a sure bet that he wishes he had a third hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

En garde Corona-V!

 

En garde Corona-V! En masse, we, who are enlightened, yet, bristling with justifiable enmity, hereby declare you Public Enemy #1. You, who endanger human life must never endure! We will endorse, enable and energize our finest minds; encourage them and their entourages to endeavor, around the clock, to enforce all applicable scientific laws. Under the strictness of laboratory controls, they will safely encounter / engage you; encroach upon your filthy turf until they discover how best to encumber and encapsulate you! On the very last pandemic tombstone, we’ve already engraved your name. We will bury you, not vice versa! End of story!

 

Till then… Stay Safe at Home! Stay Publicly Masked! Stay Healthy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Principled Hannah Watters is Smarter than Her Principal

It’s no yuge secret that the reality defying, science denying, mucked up in the head Donald J. Trump, has been pissing away uncounted hours, daily, just to coverup his monumental bungling of the coronavirus crisis… a.k.a. the pandemic of his own making.

Indeed, the public must never know the truth that a mindless microbe has totally outwitted that unwise nitwit, who fancies himself otherwise. Yep, he’s even dubbed himself “the stable genius”. Uh-huh… whatever…

Working tirelessly towards that end… perhaps the end of the world as we’ve known it… he will…

Show the Door to ALL underlings who flat-out refuse to actively, sycophantically participate in his feeble, pathetic attempts to downplay All-Things-Corona.

Show the Door to ALL, who do not mindlessly echo his rampaging delusions… i.e., subscribe to his Pollyannaish magical thinking that COVID-19 is no worse than a case of the sniffles, that’ll just go away in a couple of days???

Alas, we now discover…

Show the Door vengeance does not stop at the White House exit signs. Nope, that extends all the way down to the Dallas, Georgia public schools.

The following copy and paste of the CNN YouTube website’s blurb will tell the rest of the story… a most disturbing story…

“CNN’s Boris Sanchez talks to North Paulding High School student Hannah Watters after it was announced that the school will switch to virtual learning for two days after at least nine students tested positive for Covid-19. Watters was briefly suspended after her photo of a crowded hallway gained traction online. The decision was later reversed.”

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dumb Donald: South of the Border

 

For optimal effect, prior to playing back the clip, above, read the set up, below…

From 1973 – 82, long before the Real Donald became a (four-letter) household word, we found the clever (clairvoyant?) Match Game writers submitting Dumb Donald scenarios for emcee Gene Rayburn to recite to the panelists, contestants and all who were playing along in the home and studio audiences… situations such as…

“Dumb Donald was so dumb. He didn’t have an air conditioner,
so, to keep cool, he stuck a ________ down his pants.”

So, what’s the Dumb Donald / Real Donald connection?

Both are embroiled in too hot to handle summers as well as… ahem… to phrase this decorously… dealing with painful, south of the border issues.

RE the Real Donald’s long hot summer… his dual DIY projects find him obsessing over statues that wrongfully glorify bigoted traitors to America and deploying hotheaded goons squads to trample the 1st Amendment Rights of the Black Lives Matter demonstrators who, rightfully so, have been toppling the fake prez’s monuments to stupidity. Meanwhile, his neglected, raging out of control pandemic has resulted in skyrocketing the fevers of his COVID-19 victims.

RE the Real Donald’s deep south, not so hot nether regions… well… for the details… let’s check out Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with Stephanie Clifford. I’ve cued up this (rewindable) 10:42, NSFW Linked Clip to start at 7:56.

Re our Match Game clip… we can only hope that the Real Donald never catches wind of these panelists’ bygone responses… I mean… he’s just Dumb enough to actually try what, they claim, the Fake Dumb Donald did.

Well, it’s high time we scroll up and hit that playback button… discover how many celebs, contestant Kathy is able to match…

 

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