Smoke and Mirrors

By now, I’m sure everyone whose employer or school has suspended activity due to this mainstream media overblown corona virus mass hysteria “pandemic” (or, as I like to call it, “panic-demic“) bullshit is, like me, bored to tears. Granted, as a writer, Armageddon or not, dammit, I can always work. However, given that I always can does not necessarily mean that I want to. Aside from some scattered poetry and these bitch-fests, I’m not being very productive aside from basic household chores, and even those have been attended to unenthusiastically.

And, truly, how many movies can one person watch in two weeks? For me, the answer is 17.

But what is really making me irritated during this whole mess is the unrelenting coverage by mainstream media (aka “lame” stream media) about this virus. Yes, this is the same mainstream media that (as all “woke” folks know) are simply the propaganda arm of the deep state left and those who are willing to bankrupt and destroy the US just to eviscerate, discredit, and oust President Trump because he’s not one of them. He actually gives a damn about the US and her people. He keeps his promises. I know, right?! What a concept that our elected president (or any other elected official) actually has the US in his best interests. Let me tell you, he is quite a breath of fresh air given what has inhabited the White House for the past, oh 20 years.

Unless your head is buried in the sand, you have been brainwashed a la “Project Mockingbird” (look it up), or you are just too stupid to see that the numbers don’t add up, it is very apparent that this “pandemic” is not all it seems. When has the US (and the rest of the world) been closed for business for a flu bug? We’ve survived SARS, eBola, H1N1, Zika and an assortment of other alleged human race-ending diseases without the massive and unprecedented shutdowns we are seeing today.

Something is afoul. Do some research. Wash your hands. And wait for the storm to pass.

Remorse My Ass

Perhaps the most overused three words in the English language is “I am sorry.” Of course, most people contract the subject and verb to “I’m sorry.” And those lazy folks will just say “Sorry.” I particularly hate just “Sorry” as it sounds so disingenuous.

I’m sure there are a few people who actually mean it when they say they are sorry for some stupid thing they did or if they hurt someone else. They feel remorse, make amends, and don’t do it again.

The problem lies in the fact that the majority of people will say “I’m sorry” and then continue the bad behavior that sparked the original apology. If you say, “I’m sorry” to someone for hurting them and then keep hurting them, every time you say that you’re sorry diminishes the meaning until the word dissolves into a hollow, worthless pile of nothing.

The apologizer oftentimes ends up getting angry at the apologizee for not believing that s/he is, in fact, sorry for what s/he did. I like to believe most people are simply clueless regarding this, but I do believe that there are some truly horrid folks out there who don’t care who they hurt and spout the word “sorry” ad nauseum with zero feeling.

Remember Aesop’s fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf?” In it, the titular character kept crying “wolf” to combat his boredom, thus causing a stir in the village and angering the villagers each time. Eventually, there was a wolf, but the fact that the boy kept issuing what amounted to a false alarm rendered this cry for help useless as nobody believed him anymore. Aesop closes out the fable with “Nobody believes a liar…even when he is telling the truth!” Ain’t THAT the truth?!

The chronic overuse of the word “sorry” amounts to the same thing. If you say you’re sorry, be sorry and don’t do it again. Show remorse. Make amends. If you say “sorry” just to placate someone who you hurt, you don’t heal the damage, and if you repeatedly say “sorry” and continue the behavior, well, fuck you.

Don’t Be a Namby-Pamby

In case you hadn’t figured it out (or read my About page), I am female. If you haven’t read my About page, why the hell not? I’m interesting.

By the way, how great is the word “namby-pamby?”

Anyway, one of my biggest pet peeves is when I extend my hand to shake someone else’s hand, I get this lame and flimsy finger squeeze poor excuse for a handshake. While it really irritates me when a female does it, it’s even more irritating when a man does it.

Dammit, grasp my hand firmly and shake. I’m (generally) not going to bite, and you’re not going to break my hand unless you’re, like, the Incredible Hulk or some poorly programmed robot.

A firm handshake is a universal sign of confidence and strength and to demonstrate mutual respect. Thus, everyone should have one. Yes, even ladies. I have one.

However, this is no license for the handshaker to crush the life out of his/her handshakee’s hand.

On the other hand (pun intended), a weak handshake will definitely leave an impression and not in a good way. Oftentimes called a “dead fish” handshake, such a flimsy, feeble, and flaccid handshake is not the impression you want to make. Or receive from another.

Panic-Demic

Well, the mainstream media (also known as the lame stream median in certain circles) and the left are at it again. This time, they are spreading fear and hysteria regarding the Coronavirus aka COVID19 aka Wuhan virus, Wuhan flu, Chinese flu, etc.

As of today, a small number of Americans have died from the Coronavirus (never mind that the majority of them were elderly in nursing homes with an already compromised immune system, not that any deaths are acceptable), and it’s 24/7 coverage. Wait, not just 24/7 coverage but “OH MY GOD THE SKY IS FALLING” coverage.

More people have died from the flu than this virus.

Where’s the media coverage of the 76 people who were shot and killed in Sanctuary City Chicago thus far this year? Or the thousands of babies killed via abortion EVERY DAY?

Good grief, the democrats, socialists, and communists we have in office at the moment (along with the complicit mainstream media) are sparing no expense or breath in lambasting President Trump for something for which he is not responsible (much like everything else the left has accused him of.) They want him out of office so badly that they have further devolved into a “whatever it takes” mentality; even if this harms the US and Americans.

The NBA, giving in to this mass hysteria, has decided to cancel the remainder of the season after a presumably healthy player tested positive for the virus. The NHL is looking at its options.

Good grief. Treat the player, teach the team how to wash their hands and not get in the direct proximity of somebody’s cough or sneeze.

The left is trying to destroy the economy to bring down Trump, and this bullshit just might do it, but at what expense? Destroying the country? Forcing businesses to shut down? Dealing with thousands of people potentially losing their jobs? That’s exactly what the left wants to do: make everybody completely dependent on them. Open borders with unchecked illegal immigrants flooding our country and bringing disease and Americans’ complete dependency on a communist central government.

Try it. See what kind of revolutionary war will start. This is yet another reason why the left is trying to take away our gun rights. Rights are not a gift from government unless, of course, you’re an illegal. The Second Amendment exists for a reason: to protect the possibility of this happening. The US was founded as a constitutional republic. And it’s going to stay that way.

Oh, and let’s address the bullshit claims (again by the left) that calling this virus the Wuhan this or the Chinese that is racist. Dear Lord, the term “racist” is so overused that it has completely lost all meaning. This brings to mind Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride telling Vizzini, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” No shit. Where was the I’m Offended Racist Patrol during the Hong Kong flu, Spanish flu, German measles, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), West Nile virus, Hanta virus, Lyme disease, and the list goes on.

God forbid we offend anyone about anything. Check this ridiculousness out.

This virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in the majority of those who acquire it, but the left will have you believe that everyone is going to die. So much so, that here, people are running around like chickens with their heads cut off buying mass quantities of toilet paper, masks, hand sanitizer, and bottled water in anticipation of the oncoming “epidemic” despite the fact that there is treatment.

And prevention. Wash your damn hands, don’t let people sneeze or cough on you, and calm the fuck down. This, like every other virus, will run its course. The Earth isn’t going to implode, the world’s population isn’t going to go the way of the dinosaurs no matter how much propaganda the left spreads.

So, to utilize an overused phrase, Keep Calm and Carry On. And use common sense.

Give it a Rest

Now, I could write pages about this topic, but I neither want to make myself more stressed out than I already am nor do I want to bore my readers to death, so I will make my rant as concise as possible.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or in California or New York), you’ve undoubtedly heard about the democrats’ bogus articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Said efforts at attempting to impeach a duly elected sitting president have been at the center of American news since he was elected. Because Trump isn’t a member of the Deep State Anti-American Club, the deluded liberal left has not failed to remind us of their efforts to get rid of him through whatever means necessary.

What they fail to comprehend is that you can’t get rid of a president simply because you don’t like him. They never thought Hillary Clinton would lose, but she did. The FBI had an “insurance policy” in place, but that, too, was uncovered. The phony Steele dossier has been debunked. The throngs of women who falsely accused Trump of sexual harassment with no proof have faded from the mainstream media news cycle. The Robert Mueller witch hunt laid a big goose egg. Numerous other bullshit attempts to discredit, disparage, and dispatch Trump have all failed.

So, even though Trump (according to Nancy Pelosi) has been “impeached forever,” in reality, he has been “exonerated forever” as the Senate found him not guilty of the made-up “charges” against him.

But, of course, the deluded, brainwashed, and unhinged treasonous left will not let it go. They will continue to do whatever they can to take Trump down, all at the expense of actually doing their job of representing their constituents for the betterment of the US. They have become the “enemies foreign and domestic” from whom they swore to protect the country.

What a complete and utter waste of the past two years by the House of Representatives to cover their own crimes as the unleashing of holy hell is about to befall them.

We desperately need term limits in Congress to prevent crooked representatives and senators from accumulating millions of dollars from illicit kickbacks and other crimes. They have demonstrated for years that they only represent themselves, and it floors me that so many liberals stand by them. These traitors will do anything to take Trump down to further their own efforts to destroy the U.S. and turn it into a third-world socialist/communist shit-hole nation for their own ill-begotten gains.

Thank God the majority of Americans can see through the left’s lies and deceit. Trump will win 2020 by a landslide. Mark my words.

I’m Pooped

Whilst reading my email in the bathroom, I had an Archimedes Eureka! moment that gave me the perfect idea for a blog. Interestingly, most of my blog ideas stem from some sort of bathroom activity.

Anyway, I was changing my toilet paper roll, and while smashing the roll into the holder and subsequently (and unsuccessfully) wresting some paper from the now oblong roll, I wondered how we, as society, evolved from normal rolls of toilet paper to rolls that resemble Big Wheel tires that oftentimes don’t even fit into standard sized roll holders.

Granted, original rolls are, indeed, too small. An ex used to refer to them as “single use” rolls because he tended to spend a lot of time in the little boys’ room. But I digress.

Then we were introduced to double rolls. Okay, that makes sense especially for those who tend to use more than their fair share of the product (cough-ex-cough.)

But, wait! The paper industry powers that be rolled out (pun intended) jumbo rolls. Again, these were good because we, er most of us, didn’t have to change them as frequently, and they still fit on the roll holder.

Then, lo and behold, what’s this I see? Mega rolls which are four baby rolls packed into one. However, given the nature of human beings to always want more and bigger and better, introducing (drum roll please) jumbo mega rolls. These are approximately the equivalent of, what, ten regular rolls? All I know is that they don’t fit on my roll holders, and I’m certainly not going to invest in a decorative freestanding toilet paper rack when I have perfectly good rollers attached to the side of my cabinets. Besides, I’m a klutz, and invariably, the holder and I will be involved in some sort of collision. Repeatedly.

In fact, the last time I went toilet paper shopping, I couldn’t even find anything smaller than jumbo mega rolls. I always look for the best bargain in a cost-per-roll calculation. Did I want the nine-pack that is equivalent to 84 regular rolls or the 32-pack that was the equivalent of 812 regular rolls. I didn’t feel like doing math, so I just got the Charmin with the green label that I particularly like. And it was on sale to boot.

What’s next Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific, and Kimberly Clark? Gigarolls? One enormous roll packaged like those giant five-pound Hershey Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? (I love Reese’s by the way.)

I can’t wait.

Parched

I have recently become quite addicted to Powerade Zero. But only the red ones. You know, fruit punch. It’s a nice replacement for sugar-laden soda (although I will still drink one on occasion) and provides a pleasant change from the gallons of water I consume daily.

As far as the zeros go, it is available in orange, grape, and blue mixed berry. Yuck. Yuck. Super Yuck. And, of course, the red fruit punch. While I have no problem whatsoever finding my beloved beverage in the 32-ounce size (and, I might add heavily discounted thanks to grocery store sales), trying to find the eight-pack of 20-ounce bottles is even more difficult than trying to locate a needle in a haystack, a four-leaf clover in a field, or your contact lenses on casino carpet.

And before you think it, just don’t. Gatorade is gross. Truly repugnant.

I have looked high and low, in numerous Albertsons, Smith’s, and Vons, and in several Walmarts and Targets to no avail. Oh sure, the disgusting blue ones are everywhere. In fact, in many retail outlets, there’s not even a space on the shelves for the fruit punch ones. Regular fruit punch is abundant but not the zero ones. Why is that, Coca Cola? Why is this item so damn difficult to find? I’ve even asked grocery managers to order it, which, apparently, they can’t, or, more accurately, won’t. Pfft.

Yes, I know I can order it on Amazon and have it delivered like some antisocial shut-in who can’t grocery shop for herself. But that’s beside the point even though I may be just a skosh antisocial. Just a skosh, mind you. But I enjoy grocery shopping. I particularly relish playing “Stump the Checker” with some uncommon produce item that very few people purchase such as fennel, rutabagas, or parsnips which force the person ringing me up to ask what it is. Sometimes, when I’m feeling really obnoxious, I memorize the item’s number and provide that to the cashier.

Well, I’m off to order 12 family packs of Powerade Zero fruit punch from Amazon. Until next time.