Fish Bowls

The solution for the China Virus:  We can all go around with bubbles resembling fish bowls on our heads and pump filtered air into them.  This would not only stop all spreading of the virus but all other other airborne diseases as well.

Who knows?  After two or three years, we might even eliminate the flu and even the common cold.

Okay.  I am being facetious about something serious.  Well, I guess that is a bit redundant.  After all, that is the meaning of facetious.

Still, we can truly carry things to an extreme.  The question is, just how much of an extreme do we want or need.  More important, how much of an extreme can we live with.  It would appear that we can utterly destroy the disease by locking ourselves in our houses and never seeing the light of day as a bunch of doomsday preppers.  However, after we leave our homes, what do we enter, a wasteland?

It is important for us to be level headed about this.

First, and most important, we need to protect the elderly.  All I have is a high school degree and even I knew this back in January.  Apparently some of our governors didn’t know and that accounts for about a third or more of the deaths in their states.

Second, we need accurate reporting.  This does not include people dying from motorcycle accidents being counted with those who die from the virus.  Really.  Do any of those statisticians have their head on straight?  Do any of these people with these big highfalutin advanced degrees have any common sense?  Frequently, I think not.

Third, those who have been identified as having the virus should receive doses of  hydroxychloroquine.  Some say it is dangerous.  If it is,thousands of others would be dead including yours truely.  The stuff is given regularly to people all over the tropics to prevent malaria.  If it were that dangerous, it would have been noted after almost 5 decades of use.  Some say it doesn’t work.  That is not certain.  One thing is certain.  It won’t work if people don’t take it.  If in fact it doesn’t work, it will be easily proven out in a few months.  The alternative is to let folks die because it might not work.  Again, common sense!

Forth, keep transit system use to a minimum (trains, buses, planes and such)  It has already become obvious that the disease spreads rapidly in such environments.  As near as I can tell from news reports, one man going from the suburbs of New York to New York City infected at least three people in one day.  Moreover, anywhere the transit systems are used, the disease spreads far more rapidly than in areas where people rely on cars.


To be sure, there are many other things we can do but they should be common sense things.  Encouraging riots while disallowing church services does not fall into the common sense category.  That falls in the category of dumb.  All rules, whatever they are, should be universal.  They should not be based on a person’s voter registration.

It would seem logical to me that gathering mobs is a bad tactic on a purely political aspect.  The riots would have a tendency to spread the disease mainly among the rioters: mostly democrats, socialists and communists.

 

Hand to Hand

In the Marines, I learned the phrase to mean dealing with the enemy at close range, generally with or without weapons.  Let’s face it, though the rifle is the marines best friend, sometimes it runs out of ammo.  Sometimes, the enemy closes to a point that shooting him is not an option.  The one who walks away from such an encounter is likely the one best prepared for it.  Also, of course, it does very much depend on the frame of mind.  A hesitation of a fraction of a second can determine who lives to fight another day.

This post, however, mostly has nothing to do with the subject.

You see, one of the methods the dummycrats use to gain power is the giveaway method.  While they give with one hand, they take with the other.  They convince many to look to the government for provision.  To date, we have at least a dozen or so giveaway programs…money for nothing.

In some regards, this can be good.  People who have genuine disabilities have needs and we are a generous people.  In many other countries, the blind must resort to begging.  (In this country, perfectly healthy people beg.)  However, when people without handicaps make it a point to rely on handouts to live, it causes problems.

Most important, it makes it more difficult for those with real needs.  When people approach me for a dollar for gas to get home, I tell them to get a job.  Okay.  Maybe they really need the dollar.  Maybe they really have a temporary problem.  The thing is, for every one that has a real problem, likely 20 beggars are using deceit.  They are professional beggars and the ruin it for those who really have hit a bump in the road.

Nowadays, we have another form of begging, the government dole.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the only folks who asked for handouts were people who really need them.  My guess is that at least 2 out of 3 people could make it on their own without being a drag to society.  (not based on any facts)  They see the opportunity and they grab it.  Some feel a little guilty at first.  Then they look around and realize that they are far from being alone.  Indeed, many are even more guilty.

Their is however, a more menacing problem.  The government owns those who are on the dole.  It means, if you want to continue to receive your payments, you must jump through the right hoops.  Worse yet, you must vote for the right people.  I mean, what happens if and when someone gets into office that expects able-bodied people to go out and get a job?

The check you receive from your Uncle just might also be your leash.  Just maybe, before you cast your next vote, you might reverse your thoughts.  You might start asking the question, which candidate might cause you the most harm.  For as soon as the sun rises each morning, the dummycrats’ ultimate goal is to control you.  With the one hand they give.   All the time, they are getting ready to take your money and your freedom from you with the other hand.

The thing is, it is not just your freedom you are selling, but everyone’s.  I guess, in a way, it really is hand to hand combat.  Only it is not our lives at stake, but our liberty.  Only, from this fight no one will walk away but those who have control.  Once the dummycrats have their control, they will take away the free-everything and make you work.  The thing is, they will also pay less.

You doubt my word, study your history.  It is how they took over Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela.  Read “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx.  He lays out the whole roadmap and the socialists follow it to the letter.  They have told us how they will take us over and they succeed even though we know their plans.

And, by the way, it really isn’t about socialism.  It isn’t even about communism.  Truth be told, those who are trying to take over could care less about either of them.  They are just convenient tools they use.

Their real goal is control.  To gain that control, they give with one hand while they take with the other.  Of course, they don’t this with their money, but with ours.  Still, people blindly follow.  It is the oldest scam in the world.  They dupe by promising something for nothing.  It has worked since the beginning of civilization.  It is a proven method and they have honed it to a grand and treacherous scheme which is based on the false doctrine of communism.

(side note: it is in the Marx’s writings that you find “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”  Some try to attribute it to the Bible, but it is not there.  It sounds good, but it is folly.  Every place it has been tried it failed, including China.  Without stealing ideas from other countries, they would still be using abacuses for banking.)

In the end, it is simply another power grab, a new dictatorship.  However, this time, it just might go worldwide.  This would mean that the freedom our fathers fought for will cease.  It will be no more.  It won’t even exist in history.  Those in control will make sure of that.

 


By the way, I write books.  You can find my books on amazon.com/author/story_teller.  The reason I bring this up here is that I wrote several books with the concept of controllers and floaters in them.  Unfortunately, there are no floaters, but if there were, they would take on the controllers and keep them, so to speak, under control.

The books are not a series but simply a ‘group’.  They can be read in any order.  However, I would suggest starting with, “The Floater.”  It is the first one I wrote and it establishes some premises.

You can preview most Kindle books on your Kindle, computer and, or many other platforms.  You can do this simply by clicking on the book you want to preview.  On the other hand, you can simply download the preview.  Neither will cost you a dime.  If you should decide you want to order any of my books, most of them are on paperback as well as Kindle,  You will save by using the Kindle format, which, again, can be read on computers as well.  By the way, you can also download them to most of your phones.  I know.  I tried it and it works well.  Oddly, I found it very easy to read.  I even considered using the phone instead of my Kindle.  It would save carrying around two devices.  I abandoned it though.  Reading on my phone really caused a drain on my battery.  Also, the Kindle has a few features that the phone doesn’t.

Listen?  I can’t believe myself.  A couple of decades ago, someone would have considered me crazy for suggesting that you read a book on a phone.  Strange thing these new phones. You can read books, play games, send e-mails and oddly, some people even use them for talking.  There was actually one case where I saw two people talking to each other on the phone…while they sat across a table from each other.

An Old Joke

A long time ago, I heard a joke about an optimist.  I am going to risk repeating it here.  I hope it is not copyrighted.  If it is, I apologize.

The story goes that the optimist fell off a 40 story building.  As he passed each floor, he was heard to say, “I’m alright so far!”

Naturally, if it were real, that last floor would be a disaster.

My reason for telling the story is that it does somewhat illustrate the attitude of the dummycrats.  While the looting and pillaging went on, the dummycrat mayors, the major news media and, of course, our wonderful dummycrat US Representatives all shout out in unison, “We’re okay so far!”

While the fires are being set and the bullets are flying, they say, “It’s okay.  They are just lawfully demonstrating.  So far, things are just fine.”

The problem should be easy to see, though the dummycrats have chosen to ignore it.  Eventually, they will hit bottom.  The problem is that they will not be the only ones paying the price.  We all will.  Moreover, when the disaster becomes apparent, even to them, they will beg and plead for help.

As usual, it will be the adults that will have to bail out the immature and thoughtless.

Then, there is the bigger possible problem.  If they wait too long, the bailout might not be possible.  It just might be too late.  It is the danger of not looking before you leap.

The Virus and the Schools

There is one point of confusion I have about the demand that the dummycrats have about the keeping the schools closed.  President Trump says he will withhold money from the school systems that stay closed and the dummycrats, especially the teacher’s unions complain.

To my way of thinking, why would the schools need money if they remain closed?

It seems to me that the only people who suffer economically from this epidemic are those who don’t receive their checks from the government.  Why should they be immune from all calamity.

During the downturn of 2008, I took a 10% cut in pay.  Then later, I took another 5% cut.  Then, later the company that I worked for, was no more.  During all this time, others lost jobs.  Others took cuts in pay.  Yet, I don’t think one federal employee took a loss in pay.  I don’t think one federal employee lost his job.  Very likely, it was the same for the state and county governments.  Indeed, I heard of many instances of teachers complaining of a lack in pay increases.

And now, they want money for closing schools?  Really.  Me thinks I smell something rotten.

If this be true in the K through 12 schools, I am sure it applies even more for the universities.  All through the worst of the economic woes, the colleges kept increasing their tuitions yearly.  It was as if, in some way, they decided they were privileged.  Something tells me that someone should clean those old halls of ivy, all the way from the deepest basement to the top of the highest spire.

Then again, you and I both know that won’t happen.  Only the colleges are immune to such things.  When is the last time you heard of anyone suing a college for malpractice?

“Crazy Nuts”

“Crazy Nuts” is the title of one of my books.  The title comes from the main character, Kathy.  In the book, she explains that her mother wouldn’t let her call people stupid.  She was told it was impolite and it didn’t sound nice.  So she starts using the word crazy instead.  Then, if something is really stupid, she calls it crazy nuts.

The reason this was brought to mind was a news story I just heard to change the name of Columbus, Ohio to Flavortown.  Now that is not just crazy.  That is crazy nuts and I defy anyone to deny it.


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Experience

Without a doubt, we can say that the wise person learns from his experience.  However, as for me, I like to profit from the experience of others.  Mostly, it costs me less.  Then again, maybe I am wrong.  After all, I am hardly one to give advice.  I am basically living off my Social Security at 72.  (Some retirement)

Nonetheless, I have no bills other than insurance, utilities and taxes.  Unless some unforeseen disaster comes along, I’ll do just fine.

Then I look at all these cities governments that want to do away with their police.  OK.  Fine.  I don’t think it is such a good idea but if that’s what they really want, it is their decision to live with.  Even so, I suggest they hold off for a month or two.  When the other cities meet with disaster, then the cities that hold back will be able to learn from the mistakes of the others.

On the other hand, if your city officials launch right out and do away with the police right away, then the other cities will learn your mistake and so will you.  Then, all the police you did have will be gone and reorganizing a new department will take far too long, not to mention the time it will take to replace all the police officers.

By the way, in this case, the cost of the experience might be more than money.  It will very likely cost lives as well: black, brown and white.  It will likely hit the blacks worst of all.  That would make the lesson very expensive for you and even more for your constituents.  Then again, I have been wrong a time or two.  It just might cost you far more than you would ever have ever thought.

Then, we all will be able to file this under dumb ideas.  The tragedy is that still won’t learn.  It is the nature of dummycrats.  They keep trying the same old things and expecting something different.  The fact is, there are some folks who are bad and need to be locked up, for their good as well as society.  To do this, we need police, district attorneys and courts.  Without them, even some honest people break the law.

Five Letter Words

There are two five letter words I associate with the dummycrats these days.  The first one is power.

To be sure, it is their ultimate goal.  Everything they do or say, true or false, is to gain power.

As for the second word.  Well, it only truly becomes associated with them when President Trump is re-elected.  That word is…


PANIC!!!

 

Without the presidency, they will not achieve their goal, POWER.

It is the reason that they take the side of the so called victim when a conservative judge is appointed.  It is also the reason they take the part of Biden when he is the one accused.

To be sure, this side of eternity, no one will know who is guilty or not.  It just is that there was absolutely no proof in the case of the justice and there is very substantial proof in the case of Biden.

One thing is absolutely true; if Biden has to withdraw his hat at this point, it will almost guarantee President Trump’s victory.  Then again, given Biden’s current abilities in debates, they may as well panic now.

Outright Murder

The mayor demanded that people who had corona virus be sent to nursing homes.  This was so despite the objections of those running the homes.

Needless to say, many of those who died from the virus were infected by those put in the homes.  Last I heard, to the best of my knowledge, 25% of those who died from the virus in NY City were in nursing homes.

The mayor is protected because it was a decision made as mayor.  Nonetheless, he is guilty of murdering, very probably, dozens of people.

It is why I call he and his ilk dummycrats.  In this case, he is also a criminal.  My guess is that he will never issue one apology.

Dummycrats don’t know how to apologize!

2 Questions I’ve considered

Why is that the CDC refused to isolate people who contracted a disease that was 100% fatal, namely AIDS, and they insist on isolating people with a disease that is likely less that 1% fatal, namely Coronavirus?

OK. I get it.  AIDS is normally not passed through the air.  However, originally they didn’t know that.  So it is that millions died because they got it wrong.  Considering these scientists have a bunch of college degrees, they sure do some dumb things.  Right now, I’m not sure I would trust them to, well, anything.  Certainly, I would not want them running anything such as the nations health system.

It just goes to show what happens when a bunch of people are given a task to run something when they are not elected and are not responsible to anyone, also know as bureaucrats.  Let’s face it, no matter how badly they mess things up, not one will be fired, or even demoted.  Indeed, many will tell us how well they handed the epidemic.

This brings me to the second question, why do we put such important things in the hands of bureaucrats?  Maybe the best thing for us to do for our health is to shut down the CDC.  Right now it is starting to look like a bunch of people trying to protect their jobs, not the health and lives of Americans.

…and by the way, we all know the reason AIDS patients weren’t isolated.  The first time someone tried it, the homosexuals yelled like someone hit their thumbs with a hammer.  (by the way, it was suggested a time or two, but not for long.)

A side note: The isolation would benefit the AIDS patient as well. AIDS weakens the immune system.  People who have it are more susceptible to diseases other people bring to them.

And so it was that millions died so that the nation would serve the god of political correctness.