Thursday, April 16, 2020

Pandemic Diary Day 33: It's Happening... Politics Over Pandemic is Costing Lives

Dear Diary,

It was inevitable with the Trump regime.

Partisan politics are once again pulling the country apart when we should be uniting under a common cause, to defeat the deadly coronavirus ravaging America.

I couldn't believe my eyes yesterday when I saw Trumpies (on TV) - carrying AR-15s - blockading streets in Michigan's state's capitol, and cavorting on the courthouse steps like they were in a Trump rally. Trump signs popped up like poisonous mushrooms.

Why? A couple of conservative organizations in Michigan decided there doesn't need to be a state-wide lockdown to fight the coronavirus … despite the fact that Michigan is tied for third in the nation with the most cases and deaths to date!

What was accomplished? Absolutely nothing! Unless you look at the very real possibility that those morons who were clustered together without masks cause another outbreak!

More stupidity in Kentucky.
About 100 batshit crazy protestors (photo left) disrupted the Democratic governor's televised pandemic briefing update by chanting, blowing horns, and shouting in a megaphone outside the window of the briefing room, nearly drowning out his comments to Kentuckians.

About 100 protesters in Ohio gathered outside the statehouse sporting Trump hats. In Utah 100s of residents marched around protesting the states closures. About 100 protestors (without masks) gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina, in violation of the state's stay- at- home orders. One red-capped moron was arrested.

Yesterday a coalition of right-wing idiots gathered in Virginia's Capitol Square. "Re-Open Virginia;" "End the Lockdown in VA;" and "Virginians Against Excessive Quarantine." 

And yes, they are all right wing groups who would rather see people go back to work, even if it means countless more cases of the deadly coronavirus.

Trump is encouraging his cult members by talking about opening the country up on May 1st; a totally unrealistic proposition. He's calculating on putting the blame of the pandemic onto state governors, thus absolving him of accountability.

It's a sick tactic. But classic Trump. Divert. Cause chaos. Divert some more.
On the Homefront - Medford Oregin
**Oregon coronavirus layoffs approaching 300,000. Frankly I'm waiting for Oregon's alt-right nuts to start protesting the state's stay-at-home-orders. They're probably organizing as I write this!

**I'm feeling weak and dizzy again today, but it isn't quit as bad as yesterday. I noted that I didn't have any COVID-19 symptoms in yesterday's entry. 

Upon further reading today, it's possible that I may have some neurological aspects of COVID-19. My lethargy, fatigue, and dizziness have been reported as subtle signs of the virus.

But because there hasn't been any studies on the neurological aspects of COVID-19, it's a reach to suggest that I have it.

I just know I feel like crap, and this post is the last thing I'm going to do today. I'm tired. Going take a nap. Tomorrow is a new day.

Quote for the day: "You were sick, but now well, and there's work to do." - Kurt Vonnegut

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