THE PANDEMIC VOTING ACT

Trump’s Attempt at Voter Suppression 

I believe there is a way for the United States to make voting safer with more accountable and reliable results. I am proposing the PANDEMIC VOTING ACT, which you will see later in this post.

I don’t remember the first time I voted, not because it wasn’t a special moment, but because it was more than fifty years ago. The only time I failed to vote was in 2000 when I was living in India. We saw how that one turned out. I was embarrassed by not voting, but the Bush vs. Gore fiasco that gave us “hanging chads” proved that EVERY VOTE COUNTS. So, we should always vote.

Let’s look at what the Constitution says. In Article I, Section 4, the most important document in our country says, “The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations.” It’s clear that the time and rules of elections are not in the domain of the Executive Branch.

Congress determined in Title 3 of the United States Code that we will have presidential elections every four years, on the first Tuesday in the month of November. The election of the president and the vice president of the United States is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States, who are registered to vote in one of the fifty US states or in Washington, DC, cast ballots not directly for those offices but instead for members of the Electoral College. Those members may or may not have to pledge to vote for the person who won the state or their district, but this might become more defined by the Supreme Court before November of this year.

The 15th Amendment states, the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution eliminated poll taxes nationwide, which means that no one must pay to vote. And that would include, paying with their lives.

 

Now with the COVID-19 global pandemic, we need to consider safer and better ways to vote. We should never see long lines of potentially sick people like we did in the most recent Wisconsin primary election. As of this writing, state health officials in Wisconsin are reporting 19 new cases of coronavirus linked to election activities. So, what are we going to do?

Even though November 3, 2020 seems like a long time from today, we don’t know what is going to take place with the virus, and we have someone in power who thinks that anything other than face-to-face voting is somehow tainted. Donald Trump has long suffered from a mental defect where he takes one little piece of information and then explodes it into a full-blown conspiracy theory without any further research. He has proven repeatedly that he lacks the ability or intelligence to figure out what is really happening in any complicated issue.

Donald Trump lost the popular vote in the last election, NOT because of cheating voters or a bad system, but because some of the largest states have democratic majorities. Trump also has been told by partisan political statisticians that if America had a mail in vote Republicans would never win another election. How do I know this strange revelation? Because he said it out loud!

This thin-skinned, paranoid, narcissist of a president cannot imagine losing and looking bad, so he is going to do everything he can to push back on voting by mail, even though he himself used an absentee ballot in the 2018 midterm election. If Congress oversees the rules and procedures of voting, exactly how far is Trump willing to go to block voting by mail?

How diabolical is Trump? He’s attempting to bankrupt the Post Office. If the USPS is not operating in November, there is no way for America to vote by mail. He’s not really attacking the Post Office just because they deliver packages for Amazon, he’s doing it to divert your attention from his true goal, SUPPRESSION OF VOTES.

THE PANDEMIC VOTING ACT

The best way to handle our elections is simple. First, why just one day? Polling places should open on November 3, 2020 and stay open for four days to eliminate the long lines for those who want to vote in person. Next, any registered voter should be able to obtain in advance of voting a paper ballot, then mail it or drop it off at their voting place. This becomes a record of their vote, and the voting officials in every state should feel good about having a paper back up for every vote cast. One person, one vote.

Trump cannot and will not stop this election. If he attempts to delay or postpone the election, the people will rise and act. The COVID-19 crisis has slowed our lives and four days of voting would encourage more people to vote. An unfound fear of paper ballots hasn’t stopped this concept from successful use in many states. Twenty states permit voters to cast absentee ballots but require an excuse, six states and the District of Columbia allow voters to request “Permanent Absentee Status” and three states (Oregon, Washington and Colorado) conduct their elections completely by mail. If you want to read more on the subject, click here. That’s 28 states, plus the District, that already have these procedures in place, and they’re working.

Donald Trump is a Neanderthal. He wants us to go back to coal, his minions have gotten rid of many environmental rules and policies and he doesn’t want us to vote by mail. It’s good enough for him, but not for the common man? Trump simply doesn’t understand technology and wants everything to revert to the good old days. It’s time for the American public to just scream at the guy in charge, “We don’t want to go backwards!”

Trump couldn’t conceive of a novel virus bringing down the economy. How did he miss that? He keeps mentioning the pandemic of 1917, when it really started in 1918. You would think he would remember because the flu that year killed his grandfather. Frederick died on May 30,1918. Donald Trump should recuse himself from any discussion about voting and voting restrictions. I mean, why should he be involved; he’s one of the candidates.

Yes, if the virus is still here in November millions of people will vote regardless of how they cast their ballot. A smart government, however, would use this crisis to make our voting procedures better and safer.  Every vote should count. Trump’s opinions are worthless. I am sure a bunch of lawyers are waiting for any false move from Trump and will seek legal relief from the courts. We all must keep our eyes on him. Trump cannot be allowed to pry Democracy from our caring, protective arms.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 

INFECTED PRESIDENCY

Trump Needs a Rally, Now!

It would be brilliant for Donald Trump to pick a place having the least amount of COVID-19 and go do one of his rallies there, as soon as possible. Now I know that more than 50,000 people have died from the evil coronavirus, but it’s damn well time to get our economy back up and running. I’ve done extensive research, and it’s clear that the best place to host a rally would be Casper, Wyoming. As of this writing, Casper’s county has only 39 coronavirus cases and no death. I am sure Senator John Barrasso would welcome Trump with open arms. He would probably shake his hand for picking Wyoming.

Isn’t it rich irony that a town named Casper, a cartoon ghost, would be the perfect place to celebrate life and the economy? I am sure Jamal Khashoggi’s ghost would attend. Maybe we can have Representative Liz Cheney read the names of all 50,000+ Americans who have died so far to fill in time for the guaranteed tardy Trump. Afterall Liz’ whole family has heart. Her father, Dick, has had two, so far.

Look, I know what you’re thinking; Casper is so small. Yes, the population is only 57,000, but people can come from Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nebraska, and the greater Wyoming area. That would allow even more people to catch the Trump Coronavirus Rally Show. There will be no restrictions, making for a great test of our ability to beat the coronavirus.

For security purposes, the names and addresses of all the people attending the rally would be recorded. I’m sure folks would be willing to provide the information, after all, it’s for Trump. The health departments of their states could then track the health of those attendees. Hey, wait, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. He could order a test for everyone who drove to Casper for the big rally. The Casper Events Center holds about 10,000 people, so that would be a good sample and the math would be less complicated.

After he speaks and when he is abundantly sweaty, Trump should shake as many hands as possible. Maybe he can bring his UV light. That’ll help get the vote out in November. With no deaths so far in Casper, there will be no need for masks or gloves. In fact, there should be a rule that anyone wearing PPE would not be allowed in. That will give us a good metric and comprehension of how powerful the COVID-19 virus really is. If they start the rally with a prayer, the more vulnerable in the crowd should be protected. They tend to be devout believers.

It will be a great show of our President’s bravery and, hey, if we find out that a lot of the attendees got sick, then we wouldn’t feel guilty about using #BloodOnHisHands online and perhaps Twitter would stop censoring the term.

The open and honest nature of the people of Wyoming will help us all get over this curse faster. We are all in this together. The Caspers, I don’t know what they are collectively called, should consider this a giant science project. We can all learn from their sacrifice. It would be much better than Trump taking questions for two hours every night in the White House press room.  Donald must certainly miss his groupies and sycophants cheering, “Lock her up!” It gives him some pleasure in a certain area of his body, if you know what I mean.

This damn virus will only get worse until the President is out there telling lies, live and in person, with ten thousand onlookers. Trump’s aura and amazing divine providence could rid the virus in our country, one state at a time. In every city stop on his national tour, the Donald should visit people in ICUs, hospitals and retirement homes and lay his hands on the infected to cure them. He said, he, and he alone, can solve any problem. Why isn’t he out there purifying America?

It’s so wonderful that our fearless great Orange Leader has taken the bull by the horns and saved us from this virus by stopping Chinese people, then Europeans, and then, oh yeah, a few days later, people from the UK from coming into our pure land. Since he stopped allowing those damn infected foreigners in our homeland, we’ve lost only 50,000 people. We can analyze this because Trump said the COVID is just as bad as the seasonal flu. Look at the figures: In the 2018–2019 season we had about 35.5 million people became sick with influenza, 16.5 million people went to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 were hospitalized and 34,200 died from influenza. Anyone who does that math thing can clearly see that 34,200 is much greater than 50,000, right?

Donald Trump is not doing enough. He needs to rally his troops and get thousands of people in a stuffy convention center in a community near you. I mean, if he really thinks this is no big deal, then he needs to put his nostrils where his money is. They could give out a free bottle of Lysol to the first 1,000 people at the door. Free toilet paper for the rest.

I don’t know how we would possibly get through this whole crisis thing if it wasn’t for Donald Trump with his fierce trade war and tariffs against the country that sells us medical supplies. The grace of him shipping tons of PPE and medical supplies to his buddy President Xi of China in January, right before the scourge hit us, was so nice. Perhaps he should send our best heart surgeon to North Korea to help his good pal Kim Jong-Un.

How could such a warm and wonderful President not be able to defeat this invisible enemy? It’s not at all like the evil media, which he can actually see. Maybe Trump can use his secret X-ray glasses to observe the virus and kill it with his little, bare hands. Unfortunately, the Amazon order for his magic glasses is delayed and the lenses are made in China. Ooops!

EDITORS NOTE: This post was written right before President Donald Trump suggested some bizarre methods as treatment for COVID-19 virus. We strongly suggest that no one in the world listen to his advice and stay away from any internal ingestion of chemicals or solutions not approved by a doctor. WARNING! WARNING!

FEAR, FATIGUE & FALLACIES

We Have the Wrong Man in Charge

Let me take the gloves off today. Better get the kids out of the room, adult language to follow. Donald Trump is a fool and an asshole. We have a president who has openly encouraged people to protest the stay-at-home orders — his very own recommendations — putting themselves at risk for infection and spreading the COVID-19 virus further. Where I come from, a person who does obnoxious and stupid things is called a “jagoff,” and that term fits Donald John Trump to a T. His puppet governors in red states will kill people just to please our wannabe dictator. They need to be voted out ASAP. Recall is a method that can be used in some states.

President Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of the state of New York, went to Washington for one reason: to explain to our jagoff-in-chief how coronavirus testing works. Yes, my dear readers, the current President of the United States understands hardly anything about this pandemic. His lack of desire to read, learn or listen to people is obvious. The daily briefings that Trump “puts on” are less meaningful than your kids acting out a play in the garage. He cannot admit that his administration has dropped the ball. Embarrassingly and tragically his inaction has probably killed a bunch of people. My bumper sticker idea is TRUMP, KILLER PRESIDENT.

I get it, the economy sucks, but Trump is telling us that it will take off like a rocket once this medical emergency is over. He doesn’t really believe that and is personally fearful. The government has already bequeathed almost $4 trillion to treat some of the pain, and recovery from that will not come quickly. Now we see Trump promoting premature evacuation of his own guidelines and plan? Why? We haven’t won the war against COVID-19. The man in the Oval Office is worse than irresponsible; he’s a clinically ill less-than-human who is dangerous for our citizens. Why are we are letting him run the country?

In the last 24 hours, Trump tweeted about shutting down immigration, which isn’t even a problem right now. A bunch of people at the White House will now jump and try to construct an official order that matches his tweet. We will probably see that order reshaped into a vague notion of a ban, under which green card agricultural workers will be allowed in. If our president is so decisive why do the advice and the information keep changing? FUCKED UP!

No one wants to immigrate now. Why would they? We can’t control the virus and the kind of smart people we want here are not about to risk travel. Trump woke up today and posted that he’s instructed the Navy to shoot at Iranian ships. WHY? It’s all about messaging his base and moving the headlines off his stupidity and incompetence. Iran is battling COVID-19. They aren’t thinking about America.

The Real Deep-State

We must be careful with Trump. Attorney General Willian Barr is sending a message of fear to the governors. He warns that he’s looking into “draconian or restrictive orders” to their citizens. REALLY? Some say Barr is a politician operative, but he is just a political whore for Trump. I cannot believe that while our fellow countrymen and women are suffering with so much disease and death, we have a Justice Department that is being used by the President to spread fear and promote political unrest. WHAT A FUCKED-UP WAY TO RUN A COUNTRY! Barr is a traitor to his oath.

The fallacies pumped out during this time of crisis are unacceptable. Fox News should be taken to court. They are hurting people. The idea that the open-the-country guidelines were only guidelines is horseshit. Why waste money to distribute and use valuable TV time to promote them when NO ONE IS FOLLOWING THEM, especially in states with feckless leadership. Can you say, “red states?”

Take this for what it’s worth. CDC Director Robert Redfield warned that a second wave of coronavirus this fall is likely to be even more devastating than what we are experiencing now. The very next day, Trump made him walk back his comments, saying that it wouldn’t be “worse,” but if the seasonal flu and the Covid came back at the same time, it would be “more complicated and difficult.” WTF? It’s no comfort to watch Trump, the buffoon in the White House, saying that he’s a cheerleader while he lies every day about the supply lines to fight coronavirus. Why is he even talking? Why is Donald Trump in charge of this? Oh, I almost forgot. It’s because he’s the president. America, are you listening? One minute he says all the states have what they need, then he shows a swab and says that he’s going to use his federal powers to make them. So, I guess there is a shortage.

I am navigating intense emotional waves. There are times when I get so angry that I must take a walk around the neighborhood. I put on my mask and I stay safe, but I am walking with a lack of direction. Then I get fatigued and escape to the endless nature show marathon on the National Geographic cable channel. Seeing the otters get to the river and beating the coyote out of a meal makes me feel better. It’s a win, a feeling that is quite rare during this crisis.

FACT: we have tested only 1.2% of the population and we will never beat this curse without knowing more. It’s treasonous for the elected President of the United States to push back and attempt to slow the use of testing, tracking and antibody analysis. He says he’s all for it, but he’s a fucking liar. He talks out of both sides of his mouth and his ass. Trump said, “Anyone who wants a test, can get a test,” just one of his many lies. By the way, the Washington Post counts them and they say Trump has made 16,241 false or misleading claims in the first three years of his presidency. Why does anyone listen to him?

And now we have this. The ACLU says that their models show that our death counts will double due to the COVID-19 virus spreading through our prisons. The hospitals in most state and federal prisons can handle maybe two or three patients at a time. Prisoners, no matter what their charges, will die in jail. Are we proud of that, or should we do something about the problem now? First, we must have transparency about the cause of death of every American. Why doesn’t William Barr announce that he will go after any coroner or public heath official who doesn’t report deaths accurately? That would be a good job for the Justice Department.

I am not afraid of the virus as much as I am afraid of what Donald Trump has done and will do to this country I love. Our people deserve better. I just wish Donnie Boy would stroll out of the White House and never come back. Doing so wouldn’t mean this crisis would end, but it would allow the rest of us to solve it sooner. We need to get smarter people in the government but that won’t happen while Donald Trump is president. Yes, you’re right, I don’t like him.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

TASK FORCE FARCE

Trump Infects People & Process

Rick Wilson, who is a Republican strategist and strong critic of our President, wrote a book titled Everything Trump Touches Dies. The truth of the title has been proven by Trump’s policies, provocations, pronouncements, and putrid vindictiveness throughout this crisis. He is more worried about what a governor says about him than helping people. The Trump touch right now is killing people.

In the beginning, we saw President Donald Trump put Mike Pence in charge of a COVID-19 Task Force that permitted experts such at Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Debra Birx to come to the foreground to educate the public about the global pandemic. Soon Trump came to realize that they were getting all the media coverage and it looked like he wasn’t involved. As much as this was okay for most of the country, little Donnie couldn’t bear being upstaged. Like a movie diva of the golden age, he pranced to the front of the press room platform to take over and use critical briefing time to push his political dogma. That was the day the coronavirus task force died.

Even though Trump is taking up all the oxygen in the room, if you hang in long enough you can still learn. We realize that hardly anything is made in America. Just like there is only one laboratory in the US to do certain genomic cancer tests, there is only one factory that makes the long swabs needed for coronavirus testing. The factory is in Maine. Can you believe it? A country of 328 million people is not making things we need to stay alive. We have learned that much of what the medical and healthcare systems need, comes from China, Korea, or Southeast Asia. Why?

While Donald Trump blasts out a tweet saying he has suspended all immigration, the country will shortly face a food shortage. One of the little secrets uncovered during this crisis is that many of our crops are harvested by undocumented workers, or as Trump calls them, “illegals.” They are too afraid to come to work because they have no healthcare insurance. Produce is being ploughed under dirt because there is no way to get the vegetables harvested and sent off to market. While we watched footage of dairies dumping milk down the drain, we also learned of hundreds of food processing workers were testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. Some meat processing plants have stopped production. THERE WILL BE A FOOD SHORTAGE NEXT.

Whatever faith we had in the Task Force and the federal government, has been demolished by the outrageous comments and actions our inept President. We now can clearly see the COVID-19 task force has been coopted by the insanity of the ship captain aiming his craft straight at an iceberg. The members of the task force, no matter what their rank, are simply members of the band, urged by the President to keep playing while the ship is sinking.

Tony Fauci is almost always straightforward and has received death threats because of his candor. Radical right-wing Fox News devotees have called for Fauci to be fired. Trumpets of ignorance! Dr. Birx, a skilled politician and ambassador, uses statistics to cloud an issue or back up a Trump pronouncement. Both Birx and Fauci cannot push back hard enough to clear the noxious gas that Trump blows out his big, fat ass. Why can’t they plainly say that protests to reopen the country are bad for public health?

Governmentpacket

Last Thursday, the Task Force published a plan called OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN, which outlined what the group believed to be necessary to safely reopen certain parts of the country. As I pointed out previously, the vague language and lack of specifics basically said the states could do whatever they wanted, and they did. Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia are set to throw caution to the wind and let the germs fly. None of those states met the guideline’s Phase One requirements.

Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp will open fitness centers (gyms), bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, hair and nail salons and massage therapy businesses this Friday. On Monday, April 27, 2020, Georgia theaters and dine-in restaurants will be permitted to resume activity. Kemp’s decree supersedes any local law or order. Most of the mayors of major cities in Georgia disagree with Kemp but can do nothing.

I am not an infectious disease expert, but I see no way to execute social distancing when inking tattoos, cutting hair, painting nails, or rubbing another to give a massage. Governor Kemp doesn’t understand human contact and how it spreads the deadly virus. He said that workers and customers would be required to follow social distancing. Really? Of course, we learned how unaware he is when he admitted last week that he didn’t know asymptomatic people could spread the virus. I’ll stop short of saying he’s dumb, but he does have a degree in agriculture and should have studied the asymptomatic spread of diseases at the University of Georgia. It appears as if the governor of Georgia used a dart board to determine what kinds of businesses would open.

Kemp admitted his states lags in testing and has not met the 14-day decrease in cases recommended in the Task Force guidelines, but he needed to move the economy sooner. Was he bragging or complaining?

According to an April 20, 2020 interview on CBS, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned again that resuming business too soon risked a fresh spike in infections. And there you have it, folks. Trump put together a Task Force to fight this “invisible enemy” and then he cut their balls off, neutering their effectiveness. It’s a damn farce force and every expert, doctor, healthcare worker and thinking American knows it is a giant failure. Why did the White House publish guidelines that no one is following? Why are the medical experts not stepping up to the microphone and telling the truth right now? TRUMP IS WRONG ABOUT THIS CRISIS.

I hate to say this, but I must. If the number of cases doesn’t go up in those states like Georgia with these new, loose policies, I am going to be really pissed at the Task Force for not understanding the coronavirus. If the cases and death increase in Georgia, where most of my family lives, I am going to be more than angry. The governors who have been hypnotized by Trump’s rhetoric and buffoonery should be removed from office immediately. If more people die because they opened their states too early, they should be criminally charged with endangerment of their citizens and the COVID-19 Task Force should be disbanded for not being more forceful. We need to give an independent panel of doctors and experts total control of the effort against the virus. In effect, the Pentagon of Healthcare. The Federal courts should take Trump out of the picture. He’s hurting us with his words and actions. He needs to be kept away from the decision-making process as far as possible. Short of that, we’re doomed.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

IMMUNE TO SCIENCE

The Trumping Down of America

Our current situation would make a funny, off-beat movie if it didn’t involve more than 40,000 dead Americans. I can’t help wondering why the President of the United States is encouraging his fanboys and fangirls to be out there on the lawns of the state capitals waving flags, guns and breathing all over each other. I surely hope the dickheads who get infected during these rallies enjoy the part where they are burning with fever, hallucinating, and coughing up blood before they are put on ventilators.

In my quest to interpret and analyze media coverage of this horrible global pandemic, I sampled Fox News this morning. There I heard the Fox and Friends female couch sitter, Ainsley Earhardt, saying that what we don’t know is good news. In my latest book, Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs, you will find a chapter named Selling Science. I closed that chapter with this sentence, “The goofballs don’t have a vision about the future, because they cannot apply what they do not understand.” Now I am not here to put down Ainsley. I am sure that she, as a “Gamecock” got a BS from the University of South Carolina, but did they not teach her about the BS that flows from her mouth?

President Donald Trump is tainted by his countless false statements. The man seems to be anti-science, but why does he build tall buildings requiring science to determine how those structures will stand? Are his buildings magical creations? Maybe his disconnection from science comes because he’s echoing the inability of his followers to comprehend how things work. Trump is an enabler of stupidity. The good news is you can’t get stupid from another person, unless you believe them too much. The way to be senseless is to trump yourself down.

President Trump has created a dual messaging system in which the experts on his Task Force present facts and Trump appears to agree, for a few minutes. Then, he interjects a comment or two which nullify the words of the experts. Trump says things like warmer weather will kill the virus or the drug hydroxychloroquine is a cure. That one has created a worldwide shortage, bad news for people with malaria or lupus who desperately need the drug for treatment.

Trump’s completely fallacious claim that we have enough coronavirus testing in America is one of his biggest lies and most dangerous ostrich-like behavior during this pandemic. Without testing, we cannot know the true penetration of the virus into our population.

Is Trump resisting testing because he fears we would see the vastness of this crisis, proving his tardiness with testing and locking down LATE was a major mistake. Would testing indicate  that more than 20% of the population have this virus? Yes, that is what some scientists are saying. The Donald fears this would push back economic repair further into the year and cost him the election.

We cannot be immune to medical science and facts. Consider Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple Computers, and his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He died in 2011, but would have had a better chance at life if he didn’t wait nine months to get treated.

In the case of the COVID-19, we would be better off if we had waited before reopening the country and putting people in harm’s way. Our impatience with antibody testing is showing in the constant discussions about where we are headed. We don’t even know if the plasma from a cured patient can help someone suffering with the virus. It should work, but we will have to prove it with science.

Donald Trump has said we don’t have time to wait for test tubes and clearance on these techniques and drugs. He just wants to roll them out with his friendly cheer, “What do you have to lose?” It takes a futile person to make a comment like that! If anyone asks you why America seems to disregard science in things like melting glaciers and protective vaccines, you can blame Donald Trump just as much as theories from ignoramuses on the internet.

Trump has a calling card he whips out for his sycophants when they are asked why they are doing such stupid things, “We Can’t Have the Cure Be Worse Than the Problem.” And so, with a few tweets, Trump has summoned the far-right to protest local governments, ignoring what Trump and his Task Force have asked us to do. That’s  deeply disturbing and dangerous malpractice by this President.

The game of government and poorly run businesses is the use of committees and task forces to analyze problems and develop solutions. This committee mentality is exactly why things slow to a crawl. Yes, it’s great to get input, but eventually someone in power must make a call. It’s called leadership! We could parade hundreds of doctors in front of Trump and if didn’t already agree with their advice he would never take it. Even his own medical analysis came from a strange personal doctor, who later admitted that he quickly wrote a letter based on what Trump wanted him to say, instead of delivering a serious medical analysis based on science.

With more than 40,000 Americans dead because of COVID-19, the President stands for hours in the press room at the White House doing nothing to advance science or giving us what we need to survive. He talks in terms of himself and prattles on about how he closed the borders and saved millions of lives. That’s not a scientific fact, but someone told him that he did something good, so he keeps repeating it. Some say Trump is an idiot. If Trump were as smart as he claims, he wouldn’t have forced a trade war with the country that produces most of our PPE and medical testing supplies. If he believed in and followed science, he would have taken coronavirus seriously from the beginning. There is credible proof that he was told in December, then again in early January about the coming doom, yet he did nothing.

Trump will keep saying that he acted fast and saved lives, but in fact, what he refers to as a “travel ban” was not an outright embargo. There were exceptions for certain Chinese Nationals and Americans and their family members. More than 40,000 people came into the USA from China after the restrictions were put in place. Science would say that number of untested people arriving on our shore was large enough to eventually infect the whole nation. Some researchers believe the catastrophic infection rate in New York City had its origin in Europe, not China, so Trump was late again. The European Union ban, excluding the UK, wasn’t placed until March 11, 2020. A few days later, the President added the UK, as an afterthought. According to the World Health Organization, as of March 11th the novel coronavirus had infected more than 118,000 people and killed close to 4,300 worldwide, By CNN’s tally, the US had over 1,200 cases. Trump can keep saying “zero death,” but he placed a travel ban thus proving he was concerned. I can’t fathom why he’s blaming the World Health Organization for all his lateness.

We know Trump is pushing back on the inadequate testing in America. We know that he is panicked; we can hear it in his voice. He is lashing out at anyone who questions his judgement and has not taken command of crisis management. What I say to the 42% of the citizenry who think Trump will fix this is, “HE THINKS YOU ARE STUPID!” Why do you let him hold this belief behind your back? Why don’t you confront him? Maybe we will see some of those protesters laying in a hospital, recanting their myth that COVID isn’t any more harmful than the seasonal flu. Maybe then they might ask Trump why he tricked them.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 

HYPE, LIES & LIVES

Trump Truncates His Own Orders

It’s mind boggling. The President of the United States is now promoting protests by urging people to break the very recommendations his own administration has released. His latest tweets about “liberating” several of our states go against the grain of everything the White House said they are promoting to keep Americans safe. Let’s review.

According to the Washington Post, “The Trump administration received its first formal notification of the outbreak of the coronavirus in China on Jan. 3. And yet, it took 70 days from that initial notification for President Trump to treat the coronavirus pandemic seriously. The president consistently played down the threat and became a fountain of misinformation and confusion. While visiting the CDC in Atlanta on March 6, Trump incorrectly stated: ‘Anybody that needs a test, gets a test.’ In fact, the nation is desperate for more testing, leading some states to conserve testing for only health-care workers.”

Austin Texas Protests

Have the members of the COVID-19 Task Force forgotten the massive failure of their first attempts at testing? As CNN posted, “Contamination in manufacturing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention test for the coronavirus caused weeks of delays that slowed the US response to the pandemic. This problem stemmed in part from the CDC not adhering to its own protocols, according to a Trump Administration US Food and Drug Administration spokesperson.” Why hasn’t anyone in the White House addressed this?

TESTING is the central problem. The administration pledged to get 27 million tests into the country by mid-March, but as of April 18 there were only 3.5 million tests completed. We get one great lie after another in the daily Task Force briefings, which have devolved into lengthy blathers of cloudy, complicated statistics, models, and predictions spattered amongst a heavy dose of pure Trumpian political bullshit. I am now seeing a problem with Dr. Deborah Brix, who is producing “data” that support the things Trump want us to believe. The Friday briefing was a giant smoke cloud to keep us from seeing the real problem, which is TESTING.

Trump’s answers to questions posed by our true journalists attempt to divert our attention from his malfeasance and ignorance. Two or three planted, far right media reporters then ask preplanned questions to cover Trump’s fumbled adlibs and misinformation. Why are they even allowed to be there? Oh yeah, because of the First Amendment. Trump sputters judgement of the questions, the reporters, and their outlets, rather than seriously using his time before the American people to help. What a thoughtless dolt!

A just released NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows 65% of Americans say Trump did not take the coronavirus seriously, and 52% say they disapprove of the way this president is handling the crisis in which we live. Fortunately, America is hearing through the noise. Only 36% of our citizens believe the things Trump says about the COVID crisis.

Trump is taking major heat about quickly opening the country from both his sycophants and political operatives. Even while the experts, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Birx, placate Trump with their public statements, you can hear in their words and see in their body language that they are most certainly nervous about a virus rebound caused by reopening the country too early. Fauci talks about a return of the virus and infections in the fall. Oh boy, that would be bad for Trump and the election. Hey kids, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. TRUMP WILL PROBABLY TRY TO CANCEL THE ELECTION.

By promoting protests with his incendiary language, Trump is urging his lower-IQ base to march arm-in-arm, which will help the virus spread faster and more thoroughly. What intelligent human could possibly agree with this? It’s a move by a corrupt politician who is more interested in being reelected than doing what is best for the people. It reminds me of a scene in the 1975 blockbuster movie, JAWS, in which the Amity Island character, Mayor Larry Vaughn, decides to keep the beaches open for the July 4th weekend, leading to the death of five constituents. He’s still the mayor of the town in JAWS 2, so I guess those people didn’t get it. I can’t help wondering why they didn’t learn the lesson.

Half of our country doesn’t trust Trump. The other half cannot see the connection between DEATH and reopening beaches. Really? UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson got the message quickly after contracting the virus. He probably would have taken the matter much more seriously if the disease had hit him sooner. The COVID-19 death of Trump’s real estate buddy, Stanley Chera, has made Trump more frantic and angry about this virus he cannot control than empathy for the American healthcare and other workers doing all they can to  keep the rest of us alive. Is this president mentally ill? Sorry folks, but I must pose that question.

Our president says whatever he wants and many in Congress get onboard. Then, the next day, Trump reverses course and tramples his own words with tweets and rhetoric that are more destructive than helpful. Captain Bligh, in the Mutiny on the Bounty, suffered from a narcissistic personality disorder. Is Trump like him? We will probably never know for sure, but it’s abundantly clear that Fat Ass Golf Boy is totally unqualified and unfit to manage this crisis. He wants only to strike at enemies, both real and imagined, rather than calm and help the populous. What a fucking, inept human.

I wish I could ask Donald Trump this, “Do you know that the people around you are NOT TELLING THE TRUTH because they are afraid of you?” Next, I would ask him why he wears makeup. Yes, I know that seems like a silly question, but it’s a severe quirk we all can see. Like makeup, he’s involved in coverup every day. He’s insecure about the way he looks. I am not sure why he picked the color orange, but I guess that is better than black, which would have clashed with his fake, blonde-dyed hair.

Trump does many wrong things. His hype confuses people. A president recommending unproven medicines to the world is unethical. The lies he presents will hurt and kill people. I rarely agree with Piers Morgan, but his observation that this virus takes a different skill set than just running for office is right on the money. TV-pitchman Trump is incapable of managing a way out of this crisis. He’s a feeble man trying to exploit the COVID-19 crisis to get reelected. TOTAL LOSER!

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 

DEATH VS. DOLLARS

Sophie’s Choice for Trump

You may be unfamiliar with the phrase Sophie’s choice. It refers to an extremely difficult decision a person must make. It describes a situation in which no outcome is preferable over the other. This can be either because both outcomes are equally desirable or equally undesirable. The saying became popular from a movie, adapted from William Styron’s novel of the same name. The character Sophie is forced to choose which of her two children would be sent to die while the other would live. Donald Trump, with the power of the presidency, is now facing such an exceedingly difficult choice.

I don’t believe our president grasps how his inactions have caused our COVID-19 crisis to be worse than it might have been. There is no evidence that Donald Trump cares about anything other than appearances and winning. He faces a decision to go for the dollars now and deal with the death later or take positive action to help people stay safe.

He has distanced himself from decisions and solutions just enough to say that this “Sophie’s choice” is not his, but a challenge for each state’s governor. When the most important decision is in front of him, he claims the governors must do the work and make the hard choices. His involvement will come only when he will berate them for failing. Trump has said he will “come down strongly” on anyone who makes a mistake, whatever the hell that means.

States Unite to Fight

I would feel much more confident if the person at the top could face every decision with honesty, transparency and intellectual gravitas. I hate conspiracy theories, but here is one I believe. Donald Trump tweeted out “LIBERATE Minnesota, Michigan, and Virginia” the other day. It’s not a theory, but clear that his words are whistles blown to his hardcore fans on the far right. I believe he is trying to bully the governors of swing states to open early and kill a bunch of people so he can then blame them. The “up to the governors” ploy was a preamble to Trump’s diabolical scheme, and it’s not at all farfetched, because we know Trump will do anything to win, even if killing people is part of the strategy.

Trump is manipulating radical groups to disrupt states that have taken the coronavirus threat seriously. He is inciting remnants of the tea party along with slimy new elements such as White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, and self-serving militias. These groups hate Obama and Democrats. Their “don’t tread on me” philosophy includes vindictive racism and xenophobia, which Trump doesn’t even attempt to tamp down. This president never answers questions about racism and white supremacists correctly. He waves away any connection, while saying that the protestors appear to like him. REALLY? He sees a Trump/Pence flag being waved at a protest, yet he ignores the swastikas and other anti-American references these people carry?

Trump’s suggestive tweets to the three states is a message to these groups to disrupt the very guidelines his administration put into place. His vitriolic language is intended to harm Democrat governors with a maneuver to further divide our nation. He didn’t say LIBERATE ALABAMA or ARIZONA, because he doesn’t want every state to hurt their citizens, only the Democratically governed states. His lack of empathy is obvious and the energy he puts into watching TV, endlessly tweeting and constantly belittling and berating people is glaringly unproductive. He would have been fired long ago if he was employed by a public company. He’s a dirtbag, a scumbag, one could even say he’s a douchebag, but, hey, I am not here to call him bag-names, I just want to help you get angry enough to get rid of him.

It’s hard for me to be critical of the President of the United States while not seeming like I am a partisan, or worse, unpatriotic. I get that, but why would a president go out of his way to put people down in the middle of a global pandemic while constantly blaming others and inciting radical demonstrations against state leaders who are trying to keep people alive? Don’t you think it’s rather demonic to do all that while defunding the World Health Organization during a pandemic?

I have suffered financially in this COVID crisis, but I am willing to forgo that to help the country I love get over this crisis and succeed. Donald Trump is not willing to sacrifice anything to help our country. He has thwarted oversight of the bailout, he disregards the loss of life and he provides money, aid, and medical supplies only to those who kiss his ass. Using an expression Trump loves, “That’s really unfair.” He’s a selfish prick without the intellect or will to get us through this. His focus is on money, not pain. The dollar is his only priority, attendant deaths are just too fucking bad.

Last week Trump floated an idea about a daily two-hour radio show from the White House. REALLY? I thought the President was a terribly busy guy. I’m thinking of conservative pundit Ann Coulter. She called President Trump “lazy and incompetent.” Of course, that spat was about how slowly he was building his wall on the southern border. It didn’t last long. Coulter was attempting to manipulate Trump into doing what she wanted. Nonetheless, she was right in saying Trump is lazy, incompetent and doesn’t get much done. He may think he is working hard, standing at a microphone for two-hours and adlibbing his way through soft questions posed by a timid press corps, but he is just wasting time. There is no substance and little truth in his replies.

Donald Trump’s biggest sin as President has been his inability to act decisively. He has wasted time with the coronavirus epidemic. I’m tired of hearing people who can’t comprehend the timeline defend this man. I am sick of those stupid governors who believe what Trump says is true. They will learn a terrible lesson. When their actions create more death, they too will be on the unemployment line. VOTE ALL OF THESE GOOFBALLS OUT OF OFFICE. PLEASE!

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 

I WANT IT TO WORK, BUT…

Trump Rolls Out a PDF to Save America

I want to believe that they are telling us the truth, but I will always question people who claim to be experts. As soon as the White House released their new guidelines for OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN, I downloaded and read it with great interest. You should do the same.

Governmentpacket

Several of my friends have asked me, “What do you think?” I understand. We are all getting stark raving crazy staying inside and away from the evil virus. I’m also tired of the exclamation, “Nobody Could Have Predicted Something Like This!” It’s just not true. If Donald Trump had read his security briefings, he would have lost sleep over this crisis before it even happened. Sadly, our president doesn’t care about details, statistics or facts. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure he can read. Trump cares only about how he looks. Speaking of which, what kind of grown man wears orange facial makeup? He looks like a freaking scarecrow.

The White House plan on reopening the country has major flaws and vagaries like this. Before any state can move forward, it needs to demonstrate a Downward trajectory of influenza-like illnesses and COVID like syndromic cases reported within a 14-day period,” Okay, but what is the exact metric? The term “downward” is not a mathematical index. It is more connotative than denotative. A governor could interpret it as meaning any decline in cases. The plan doesn’t mention deaths. Why? The assumption is that deaths are not the focus. The good news is the plan includes this, Robust testing program in place for at risk healthcare workers, including emerging antibody testing.” Great news for our healthcare workers!

Trump has distanced himself from any responsibility involving this crisis. Check out the fine print at the bottom of the plan’s first page, “*State and local officials may need to tailor the application of these criteria to local circumstances.” This means that a state governor can interpret these guidelines and could launch Phase One before they should. So, our esteemed president takes no accountability for his missteps in the COVID-19 pandemic and has now released a document placing responsibility, and possibly blame, in the hands of governors in each state.

QUACKS

Overnight came disturbing videos of TV personalities Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, offering their viewpoints about why stay-at-home needs to end quickly. In so many words, each of them justified more coronavirus deaths as a result of an early end to the current restrictions. These guys are medical professionals. Have they forgotten this part of the Hippocratic Oath? “I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.”

I’ve always loved the notion of people who work on our bodies taking an oath that says that a doctor should respect science. That’s really good, but what about the many deaths that occurred when the “hard-won scientific gains” meant that maladies were treated by draining the blood of a person? The key is “sharing knowledge” with those who follow, which implies that the doctors who take the oath should also be teachers.

Let’s talk about our TV goofballs. Dr. Oz said, “Well, first, we need our mojo back. Let’s start with things that are really critical to the nation where we think we might be able to open without getting into a lot of trouble. I tell you; schools are a very appetizing opportunity. I just saw a nice piece in The Lancet arguing that the opening of schools may only cost us 2 to 3 percent, in terms of total mortality.” What a fucking crackpot. Sure, let’s kill two to three percent. “Mojo” is certainly more important than life. Sadly, he’s not the only “doctor” saying crazy things.

On Fox News, Dr. Phil McGraw wondered why the economy should be shut down over the pandemic when deaths from lung cancer, car crashes and pool drownings happen in normal times. He said, “We don’t shut the country down for that, yet we are doing it for this, and the fallout is going to last for years because people’s lives are being destroyed.” I am not going to jump his shit for having the wrong statistics on fatal automobile accidents, but I am going to take him to the woodshed on the rest. “Dr. Phil, look at me, please look at me and listen up!” YOU ARE A BASTARD LOSER WHO DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE LIVES AND HEALTH OF PEOPLE.

Let’s please keep it 100% here. Phil McGraw is not a medical doctor. His Ph.D. is in clinical psychology, meaning that he is not qualified to talk about pandemics like Dr. Anthony Fauci. The other quack is Dr. Mehmet Cengiz Öz, a “television personality,” cardiothoracic surgeon, Columbia University professor, journalist, author, and pseudoscience promoter. I would focus on that last item. I am sure he means well, but if people die because he lessened the focus on how to flatten the curve will he be thrown out of the profession?

The biggest flaw in the OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN document is seen in the requirements. To get to PHASE ONE, it reads, we must “Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Do not allow symptomatic people to physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider. Develop and implement policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing following employee COVID+ test.” Clearly, they are suggesting that someone, I assume the employer, must do the testing. Why is this being taken out of the hands of local health departments and the federal government? Who will pay for the tests? Where will they be administered? Will the company you work for violate HIPPA rules to monitor and contract trace? This is vague and impossible to comprehend.

Nice PDF, White House, but why can’t you be more specific and scientific about the guidelines? The many gray areas in this policy paper really make your writer nervous. Of course, I live in Florida (and plan to for a while) and we have a governor who will do whatever Trump tells him. I’m fairly sure he cannot properly interpret this document. Ah well, I guess it’s a crap shoot, just like life… and death.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 

DESTRUCTIVE COMMENTS AND POLICIES

Trump’s Disconnection with the Reality of Death

Credible news sources and the US Administration are saying that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is about to run out of money and small businesses may have to go bankrupt. WHY? You see, the very banks that Trump is using to distribute the money are pressuring small business owners to pay loans, rent and vendors. Why can’t the President of the United States tell the banks to back off for 90 days? He claims to be so “all powerful,” but he has been slow to act on everything concerning this COVID-19 crisis. Best description? Asleep at the wheel!

There is evidence that some Trump loyalists are planning protests, blockades and civil disobedience against local governments’ social distancing and stay-home orders. Some of the most radical groups are being funded by Super PACs that support the President. Really? Donald Trump refused to do a national stay at home order and now we know why. He was worried that the far-right groups would revolt against him. Rather than go on TV and tell the protestors to follow the guidelines, he will simply ignore his disruptive fans.

I keep thinking back to the original misinformation that Trump transmitted at the beginning of the crisis. This was our President’s most destructive comment, “This new virus is no more harmful than the flu.” As of 4-16-2020, the new coronavirus causing COVID-19 has led to more than 640,291 illnesses and more than 31,015 deaths in the United States. By comparison, the flu (also called influenza) causes an estimated 38 million illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths in the US during a typical season. COVID-19 is winning.

According to John Hopkins University, “A possible difference from the normal flu, is that COVID-19 might be spread through the airborne route, meaning that tiny droplets remain in the air and could cause disease in others even after the ill person is no longer near.”  Thus, the handwashing aspect of prevention. What really makes coronavirus more dangerous than the seasonal flu is there is no vaccine available, and there’s this. South Korea is finding some people who they thought were over COVID-19 are now testing positive again. Ouch!

Yesterday, I drove into the parking lot of my local grocery store here in Florida. Because I am an older male, I wear a mask and latex gloves when food shopping. I pulled into a parking space right next to a big Harley motorcycle and got out of the car. The bike owner arrived and looked at my mask and gloves with a small smile. He said, “You know, we might get as many deaths as the flu.” Right after I got out of ear shot, I said to myself, “Was that a political statement?” Then it dawned on me. There he was, no helmet, no mask, no gloves and, of course, he was parroting Trump’s early statement that coronavirus is only as bad as the flu. With the seasonal flu we have a vaccine, we have treatments like Theraflu or decongestants and other such medicines. Yes, people die from the flu, and car accidents, which is the ad hominem Trump used to confuse people, but please, there is NO CURE FOR COVID-19.

I force myself to watch the Coronavirus Task Force on TV every night, not because I enjoy it, but because I write every day and I need to know what is happening. I have never felt better after watching and consuming Trump’s pathological vomit. Sorry, if you think the Donald is a great leader who will save us from this “invisible enemy” by screaming, “You’re fired,” then you need to pay more attention to what is happening. Ask Boris Johnson if the coronavirus is a hoax.

There are frauds, swindlers, cons, quacks, and half-baked experts shouting a ruthless Ayn Rand philosophy into Donald Trump’s ear. They are pushing Trump to open the doors and let us just get back to business. One of the things that is missing from Trump’s daily shit show is empathy. The obvious disconnection from the reality of death during his diatribes is disheartening and disgraceful. When President Obama spoke of the horrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we saw tears rolling down his face. Trump is without emotion concerning death. He gets animated and expressive only when throwing up his personal grievances.

People tune in to the nightly task force briefings to find out what to do and, more importantly, what the government is doing to keep us safe. Trump pushes and pitches reopening our country and how it was not built to be closed, claiming he is just being a cheerleader, but in reality he is making the virus seem less dangerous. As I have said, fifty percent of America doesn’t believe anything this president says and the other fifty percent are praying to God he will do the right thing.

Sometimes people believe what they want to believe, especially if they think it’s good for them personally. If you are told that your taxes will be reduced if your community spends less on education, you might develop an opinion that governments over-fund schools. That is totally “fake news” because schools have never been given “extra money.”

Some of the conspiracy minds want you to believe that this virus was manufactured by China as a biological weapon. STOP! The virus came from a bat and not a chemical plot to hurt America. This COVID-19 virus was just as damaging to China’s citizens and economy as it is to ours. They may have kept it secret until they were sure and that cost the world six days, but we lost six weeks with Trump’s inability to comprehend the threat.

Trump is a poor messenger, and our exposure to him every night is dangerous to our health. If Donald Trump creates an undertow and infects his base with the illusion that WE MUST OPEN THE COUNTRY and they then pressure him to force states to open prematurely, people will die.

Someone posed the question on Facebook, “Would Trump kill people just to get re-elected?” The sad truth is, yes. The ironic aspect of this is Democratic governors will probably keep their states closed longer, keeping their voters alive. Ruby red states will do whatever Trump says, and that could kill many of his own voters. This makes me particularly worried because I live in Florida. Our governor, Ron DeSantis, would put his arm in an alligator’s jaws to please Trump.

Why would we, as a nation, do anything to cause death? Why would any politician believe they have the right to risk human life? To all those shitheads on social media who are protesting and rallying around Trump’s selfishness, please head out on your motorcycles and wave your Trump flags. Get really close to people, forget about social distancing and kiss a sneezer. Hey, the virus is only as dangerous as the flu. Trump said so, right?

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 

TRUMP POINTS FINGER

Blame-demic Infects White House

I have no hesitation sharing my thought that Donald Trump has no moral grounding and is far from being the Christian he portrays on TV. I am totally ashamed of not only our President, but those of the faith who have fallen for this conman. I will stop short of calling him the antichrist, but some of his vindictive actions and far-fetched lies really do put him in league with the devil.

Fingerpointer vs. Whistleblower

Yesterday, the President of the United States stood in the Rose Garden and spewed an elaborate, convoluted propaganda that blamed the COVID-19 totally on the World Health Organization. His words were wasted. The WHO is not going away, see here. Oh, Trump will huff and puff and hold back the next payment, but the WHO will not stop working on investigating and disseminating information to help all nations. Trump needs an enemy or he dies. He has decided to cover up his inaction and delinquent policies by blaming others for his own malfeasance. Once we pull out of W.H.O., China will be their biggest donor. What is Trump doing?

Someone I hardly agree with, until he decided to run against Donald Trump for President, is that conservative talk show guy, Joe Walsh (not the guitarist). This was his Tweet today: “It’s not Obama. It’s not CNN. It’s not Pelosi & Schumer. It’s not the deep state. It’s not China. It’s not impeachment. It’s not Dr Fauci. It’s not the World Health Organization. It’s Donald Trump. HE ignored the warnings. HE refused to prepare. HE lied to the American people.” Just when Trump was moving forward with his rhetoric on reopening the country, he threw the WHO under the bus and attempted to walk away from his guilt. He cannot hide and we will never forget. We must honor those who have died.

There is a great video clip of Donald Trump being interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, where Anderson says to Trump, “That’s a childish argument.” Trump’s comeback? “He started it first.” That says it all. The first thing a young child learns is to place blame elsewhere to avoid punishment or pain. Donny Trump is just a 7-year-old trying to blame others for his glaring inadequacies. The defects of the Donald are far more ingrained than what any doctor could imagine. There must of have been significant amounts of harassment or abuse from his mother or father in his early childhood. His competitive nature is off the rails and not at all natural. He not only wants to win; he must make someone else pay for any negative, personal criticism.

People will kick up a lot of dust because Trump demanded that his signature be on all the stimulus checks going to Americans during these “uncertain” times. WHO CARES? I spend paper money with Steven Mnuchin’s signature on it and I think he’s a pencil-necked elitist pig! Get the check, cash the check and shut up. More than 80 million people have direct deposit anyway. By the way, don’t thank Donald Trump for the money. It’s coming to you because of a bi-partisan bill voted for by both chambers of Congress and signed into law by Donald Trump. It’s not his money, it’s YOUR MONEY, and when it’s all used up, you can blame Donald Trump for all the future problems. After you pay the rent with the one check, what will you do next month?

People in high places blaming other people promote more blaming, and that circle of finger pointing is so unproductive. I just watched a TV spot where the son of Billy Graham, Franklin, was trying to comfort us with the words of a preacher. Then he asked us to pray by opening with an admission to God that we are all sinners. REALLY? While people are suffering and dying, Mr. Graham wants us to take some blame for the pandemic? This is no time for Old Testament blame, Franklin. Even in the Bible, where you cannot blame something on another person or God, you can blame the construct of a devil. Evil vs. Good. World Health Organization officials are now blaming China for not telling them the truth. I guess shit rolls downhill. While our Defense Department hints that a bat in a laboratory might have been the source of the pandemic, all we get is Blame, Blame, Blame.

Could you image if Donald Trump stood before us and said that it wasn’t his fault that we waited six to eight weeks to get serious about the pandemic; it was the devil’s fault? Like the husband caught cheating on his wife starts his defense with, “The devil made me do it.”

A Great American President

Of course, Trump has already answered the question of why America wasn’t prepared for a pandemic and our inadequate testing abilities, “I don’t take responsibility at all!” And there it is. Harry Truman famously had ae sign on his desk with the phrase “the Buck Stops Here,” meaning that if things don’t work right, it’s his responsibility. The phrase “my responsibility” is not same as “my fault.” That might seem like a nuanced word play, but either way Trump doesn’t understand his own job description.

The other countries in the world will continue to fund the World Health Organization and, if you hate Trump, you could send them a donation. If you care about virus and sickness and helping people, go here and give them some money directly. If you want to confront Donald Trump’s lies and deceitful policies, you can tweet and scream and yell, but in the end, you must vote the asshole out of office. And if you believe the WHO is the last receiver of blame from Trump, don’t hold your breath. Tomorrow he will have someone or something else to blame for everything that has and will go wrong. Now that he has taught me how easy it is to do, I BLAME DONALD TRUMP FOR EVERYTHING BAD THAT HAS HAPPENED IN AMERICA. There, that felt good!

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

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