Thursday, April 16, 2020

No Ordinary Time - and Then Some

I heard a fact early yesterday morning that floored me. If the coronavirus were the size of a tennis ball, the average human being would be five hundred miles tall. Ain't that something?
As of this morning, there have been 32,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus. Donald Trump didn't want to upset the economy in order not to hurt his chances for reelection in the fall. As a result, he refused to sound the alarm on the incoming pandemic. For two crucial months the homicidal little sociopath did very little to stem the tide of this tsunami. This isn't mere speculation on my part, folks, this is an indisputable, documented fact. Why, then, hasn't the old freak been indicted on 32,000 separate charges of criminally negligent homicide?
Any answers, Quiz Kids?
And now The Donald is telling us that he wants the country up and running by the first of May, and that he - and he alone - has the constitutional authority to make this happen (although there is nothing in the constitution that gives him any such authority). Let's say, theoretically, that Donald Trump could, indeed, force the states to end this national lockdown in a little over two weeks, as he seems to be threatening to do. This would no longer be a mere case of criminally negligent homicide. He would be remembered as the worst mass murderer in American history. 624,000 people ended up dead in the mid nineteenth century because of the ineptitude of President James Buchanan. Trump has set the course to surpassing those numbers.

He has already made it perfectly and disgustingly clear that those purple and blue states, the ones who support him, the ones whose support he so desperately needs in the November election, will receive the supplies they're asking for. Florida has been receiving most of what they have requested. But blue states like New York and California, epicenters of this pandemic, have been reduced to begging. Governors Cuomo and Newsom have been admirable in their composure during this emergency. But Andy Cuomo, patient and respectful throughout - no doubt for fear of angering the Petulant-Half-Wit-in-Chief - is starting to show signs of increasing impatience and frustration. Who could blame him? Sociopaths can have that effect on the most sanest among us.

The other day, Senator John Kennedy (WHY DOES HE HAVE THAT NAME???) of Louisiana appeared on the Tucker Carlson program and stated that, sure, reopening American society soon would result in more exposure to the coronavirus and more deaths, but hey, that's the price we have to pay! Rarely in the last forty years have I witnessed a more perfect illustration of the utter corruption and indifference-to-the-common-good of that disgusting party. When this horrible saga is finally over with, this will be a progressive nation. That will be one of the very few positive outcomes.

As General William Tecumseh Sherman said to General Ulysses S. Grant after a long day of ceaseless carnage at the battle of Shiloh, "Well, Grant, we've had the devil's own day, haven't we?" To which Grant replied, "Yeah. Lick 'em tomorrow, though."

We'll lick 'em tomorrow.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Imagine if Boss Hogg had, somehow, become president of the United States.

Do you see where I'm going with this?


Miracles are still happening, folks. Look all around you. Imagine if this catastrophe had happened a mere twenty years ago. We would not have had the technology to create, share and experience something as wondrous as this.....

The Self-Isolation/Virtual Choir


At 9:31 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

At the time Mayor Bill de Blasio was encouraging New Yorkers to go to the movies and get out and mingle, MIT economics professor/physician Jeffrey Harris believes people cramming into the NYC subway launched a "gathering storm" of a "rapid, exponential surge of infections" of coronavirus.

De Blasio wrote on March 2nd, "Since I'm encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions. Here's the first: thru Thurs. 3/5 go see 'The Traitor.' If 'The Wire' was a true story + set in Italy, it would be this film."

Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions. Here’s the first: thru Thurs 3/5 go see “The Traitor” @FilmLinc. If “The Wire” was a true story + set in Italy, it would be this film.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 3, 2020

On January 31st, President Trump ordered flights from China stopped because of the Wuhan coronavirus. Democrats promptly called Trump a racist and xenophobe for cutting off the flights. Four weeks after the China travel ban, this was Nancy Pelosi on the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown urging Americans to come visit. There's nothing to fear from getting in the crowds. "All is well. Everything is safe," she said.

On February 24 there were 15 cases of the coronavirus confirmed in the U.S.

Nancy Pelosi went to Chinatown & urged Americans to shop & eat there.

"Everything is fine," she said. "All is well."

"Come to Chinatown... We just want everybody not to be afraid to come to Chinatown."

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

NYC “Health Commissioner” Oxiris Barbot on Feb. 7th: “We’re telling New Yorkers, go about your lives, take the subway, go out, enjoy life”

At 11:27 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

WOW..... the corona virus and trumps brain are the same size...... conspiracy or mere coincidence?.....we could use a star quarter back and all we got is a friggin' cheer leader........


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