Failed State?

I’m not very proud of the country I live. Politicians care only for big business and their own finances. No longer is there a government for the people. It doesn’t represent the people by any measure (race, sex, values, etc.).

Most disgusting is the head of the the ‘most powerful nation’ is a complete trainwreck only interested in making money for himself, his already rich friends, and destroy every institution – even those government agencies that work! – and return the country to a past that never existed.

All I can do is vote in November, by mail as I’ve done in every election but once since 1985, and hope.

Wearamaskasshole

Don’t know the author so just posting without attribution –

Did you guys know the FDA just approved a drug that reduces your chance of getting COVID-19 by 5X? It’s trade name is called Wearamaskasshole. Side effects include mild inconvienience, possible victim complex, fear of people thinking you are a sheeple, being ostracized by your anti-vax plandemic bros, and the power to stop your own asymptomatic transmission as this country stubbornly dives right on into that second wave.

Check with your doctor, or really anyone, to see if Wearamaskasshole is right for you. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Shut Trumpy the fuck up!

Trump just don’t get it and has made the US a laughing stock of a country. America has lost all credibility and increasingly acts like a failed State with corrupt leaders that care nothing but their own betterment and egos.

With both Bush presidents I could find some things to agree and found their leadership appropriate. Both could show respect to others and cared deeply for the country the Presidency. Trump has degraded the office and the country.

I’m disgusted and not at all proud of the country I was born.

Let’s not downplay this

I have, disturbingly, friends and acquaintances that seem to believe that the social distancing reaction to coronavirus has been overplayed. Most recently some find this graphic objectionable –

Their response when seeing the chart is, ‘it isn’t scientific!’ Well it sure is how humans respond to an event if things end up not being a worse case outcome. If the response makes things not so bad people doubt the need action was needed.

Many believe CV-19 isn’t that bad. Well –

Kloots said Cordero had no pre-existing health conditions before he tested positive for coronavirus, and has always been healthy.

He has since tested negative for coronavirus, but is continuing to battle complications from it. Some of the complications include septic shock, “mini-strokes” and a leg amputation, his wife said.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/entertainment/nick-cordero-amanda-kloots-tearful-update-trnd/index.html

This NEW disease isn’t yet understood. The book is being written, edited and changed each minute. My relatives and friends that work on the front line of this disease, a doc that is head of a large metro ER and RNs around the country, tell me, ‘be scared of this!’ Corona isn’t the flu nor a cold and no amount of FOX News or wishful thinking will make things better.

The United States is showing how we have become a lesser power thru our faltering response to this disease. Science and listening to medical professionals is now a political statement. The world is laughing at us.

As the ‘grand reopening’ continues with incomplete and at times incompetent information and refusals to take basic safety precautions everyone is a guinea pig. We will know the answer when the numbers of new sick are reported.

I hope the numbers of sick and dead continue to decrease … though the science states my wish is misplaced.