Monday, 30 March 2020

There's No Place Like Home, So Stay There!

It's Not Rocket Science, It's COVID Science. Stay Home.

I was looking at a website and it occurred to me that if some people are still not taking this seriously enough, then maybe more famous lines would help. Perhaps it will register with those who spend their days following celebrities and everything they do. Why I will never know.

So here are some famous movie quotes from the above site, with minor poetic licence on my part in some cases.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall Who's the Guiltiest of All - You are twit. Go home.

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. I know what you might get if you don't Go Home.

May the Virus Not Be With You

Houston, We Have a Problem

I'll Be Back

Stupid Is as Stupid Does. Go Home!

I'm Going to Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse. Go Home.

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Hospital.

What We've Got Here is a Failure to Communicate!

I See Dead People. Go Home!

Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn. Go Home!

Hasta La Vista Baby. If You Don't Go Home.

I'll Have What She's Having If I don't Go Home

You Can't Handle the Truth. You Just Might Die.

You've Got to Ask Yourself One Question: 'Do I Feel Lucky?'

If You Ignore It, It Will Come.

Toto, I've Got a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore!

There is No Place Like Home

Look What You've Done! I'm Melting! Melting! From The Inside.

You Talking to Me? Yes! Go Home.

Elementary, My Dear Watson! Go Home.

Get Your Stinking Paws Off Me. You Damned Dirty Virus!

That's Not a Virus. Now THIS is a virus!

No, Mr. Bond. I Expect You to Die!

Viruses? Why'd it Have to be Viruses? (Snakes)

Get Away from Her, You Virus!

I'm Your Worst Nightmare!

I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take This Anymore! Go Home!

Get Off My Lawn (or Mountain)! Go Home!

You are One Ugly Mother****** Virus!

I'll Get You, and Your Little Dog Too!

Dyin' Ain't Much of a Living, Boy. Go Home!


Sunday, 29 March 2020

Beyond the Reach of the Human Mind

The World Within; Our World; The Great Beyond 

Let's take a moment since we now have lots of them, to put #COVID-19 into perspective. Those of you who tune out from anything that is purely academic can go back to your muffins and morning TV shows. I have no idea where this is going and no, there is no stimulant in my coffee! It is early; I just got up; and a virus is still out there ravaging humans. That is my starting point or launch pad. Amateur philosophy 101 perhaps.

There have always been attempts to categorize "things" or "existence" generally driven by our human limited powers of perception. In high school we heard the term "matter" in physics. Reaction? What is "matter"? Apparently this is anything that has "mass" and a volume that takes up space. Now ask "what is mass" and you will see a reference to "matter" at which point many tune out from physics. The definition references something that "accelerates" under the influence of "gravity". Gravity itself is something we experience here on Earth. On and on it goes. I enjoy it, especially when the moon landing verified theories of gravitational pull being less on the moon.

One can also divide things into animal, vegetable, or mineral; perhaps also animate and inanimate.

Here is another I am making up as I write! I am not a scientist:

1) The inner makeup of all that our eyes alone can not see in species and other items
2) Those things we can and do see every day including fellow humans
3) The cosmos or universe and everything in it. Some we can see and some not.

1) Some time ago at a book sale I purchased a publication called "The Human Body Close-up" by John Clancy, Firefly Books. The pictures alone are worth the purchase price. They are all taken with an electron microscope, thus being in category 1) above. What we can now see was not possible with human eyes or conventional microscopes. Here lies COVID-19.

2) In this category I mainly include ourselves and all animate and inanimate things we can sense using sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. We have made huge strides here with the help of technology, but we are still guessing when it comes to really understanding ourselves and our fellow beings. This is where psychology was born.

3) The universe is so vast we need telescopes and spacecraft to enhance our limited perception. There are lots of theories about what is out there including ET and his relatives and how it all came to be . We have not scratched the surface. None of us know for sure.

So let's return to 1). A single human cell and all its content uncover a whole new world. The components of a cell are amazing and the technical terms beyond my limited intelligence. You have to remember that for most the "cell" - trillions of them in our body - is defined as the smallest unit capable of performing the body's basic needs (from the above book, page 18).

Within it there are a lot more things than the "nucleus", and even more within that. The cell picture (page 19) looks more complex than a jet engine. Many items are defined and they each have a role to play in our bodies. Somehow they are programmed to fulfill it. How? They have no "brain" as we know it. They are just tiny molecules of protein and other substances but they can either sustain our life or, if they go rogue, can snuff it out. In this book as well are references to genes and chromosomes and the infamous DNA. It is  fascinating.

This virus and so many others are the types of "rogues" I mentioned. They are themselves "programmed" to destroy some of our intricate makeup, starting with our cells.

How do you develop a vaccine against such an enemy? We can't really "see" it, touch it, or get inside it. How can that microscopic little thing we picture as a sponge ball with red golf tee like structures attached, get into our cells - our own building blocks - and what drives it?

So there you go. A little inconvenience in your daily routines is not much to ask. The enemy is invisible. Scientists are facing an immense task. It took centuries to be able to identify and define a "virus". It might take as many to overpower them.

Cut some slack folks and try helping however you can. Ignoring stay at home advice falls into category 2) above - solving our own human problems. Stop being so selfish. Don't hoard and don't go out when you don't have to do so.

Just hope that when we get the huge surprise from category 3) - and we will - we can survive it as well. Will it be living; energy; collision with another heavenly body? The list goes on. Focus on 2) and leave 1) and 3) to the best brains on the planet.

Thanks if you got this far. Now ET want to go home!


Friday, 27 March 2020

Health Care and Emergency Staff YOU ROCK!

Can the Pope Do A Group Sainthood? If So He Should.

This post is simple. We should bend over and kiss the ground we walk on that so many people are willing to put their lives on the line for us - you and me and those we love.

So this is one huge THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone involved from the time somebody arrives to pick you up in an ambulance or process you through triage until the time you are discharged. 

We owe you big time especially if critical supplies are limited.


We have to stay at home I'm told,
It seems like such a bore.
So think of all the people who
Are faced with so much more.

If we go out we take a risk
To us, our kids, and wives.
But could exhale the breath that might
Kill those who save our lives.

We take for granted all of those
Who are just simply there.
But now it's time for all of us
To show them that we care.

In the greater scheme of things
Let's all remember this:
Their loved ones want them home as well,
A point we must not miss.

At hospitals and nursing homes
And driving to and fro',
These soldiers risk their lives each day
It's time we let them know.

So Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Health care workers one and all.
Like those who fight in other wars
Pray none of them will fall.


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

America Needs a Churchill, not a Chamberlain

Appeasement was a failure towards Hitler, and it will be now

Just prior to World War II, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain tried to appease Germany and Italy until he came to his senses. As a result he was PM for only a short time after that. Britain will always be grateful that Churchill followed him. He stood up to the Nazi virus and squashed it with badly needed American involvement.

Trump is acting towards the virus in this war the way Chamberlain did in that one. The virus must be defeated. You can't pretend things are OK just because your only hope for an election victory - the economy - has tanked. I don't credit Trump for the strong economy - it began with Obama. However you really can't blame him for all of the economic woes either.

Even if he had not declared it totally under control early on and then declared it a Democratic hoax in front of the world, his economic showpiece would still have taken a major blow.

Let's assume the following to extend the analogy. As the allies were tightening the noose and had Hitler in retreat, this is like Churchill and Eisenhower calling up Hitler and saying OK Enough!  We will go home now and resume our normal lives. Nobody is having fun. If you agree to do the same, promise to give people their land back, and stop The Holocaust we have a deal!

This war's atom bomb - a vaccine - is a long way off. In the last war the threat of it alone did not stop Japan or other enemies. It had to be dropped first to prove it existed. 

This is no different. And by the way Mr. President, if you do get on top of it, let's give credit to all other countries who had weakened it this time just like they did Hitler. It is not an entirely American war. Lots of others fought and made the ultimate sacrifice.

I also hope you have a Corona Marshal Plan for post war re-building.

One final word. Churchill would have boxed Dan Patrick about the ears which he deserves. Have we heard back from his relatives?


Monday, 23 March 2020

Human vs. Virus. Which is Smarter??

Which one is Brainless? It is No Longer Clear

Other than dolphins, whales, members of the ape family, and possibly pigs, I think most human beings have always assumed they are vastly more intelligent than of all the species on Earth. Why? Generally it is because of the size and development of our brain.

On the other hand the microorganism with which we are now in a fight to the death, is thought to have no brain at all in the conventional sense.

Why then does it appear to be winning?

Only 2 answers: Either many with brains are not using them or their IQs are less than those little bastards we are fighting that lack one. If some of you are citing a 3rd - a virus does indeed have a brain - that is even worse. It is millions of times smaller than ours but it is still whupping us.

This is simple people. Stay home and hunker down. Be a rebel some other time please.

If this is insulting it is meant to be. Here is a chance to redeem yourselves.

Which is more important?

A) Missing a sports event no longer on TV and not being able to actively play it; not being able to go for a drink or coffee with your friends; not being able to just "hang out" at your favourite place; not being able to go to your regular eating spot. That's enough for "A" - don't want to tax your brains.


B) Staying alive and not killing somebody else.

I think almost any virus would say this is a no brainer.

Do you?


Saturday, 21 March 2020


A New Corona Shell Game - Where is the Truth? 

Every day Donald J. Trump lines up in front of cameras with his "A" team to give people confidence. He is failing miserably. By the way, they are all standing to closely breathing down each other's necks! Recently Trump accused reporters in the room of this but his group is guilty every day.

As I indicated in a previous post (Mar. 14, the worst part of these hastily rehearsed little skits is the kiss-ass, apparently mandatory praise they all have to offer to DJT, to stay on the team. This is nothing short of shameful. I am amazed that professional people tolerate it.

It has become like the old shell game but instead of a pea you are guessing who is telling you the truth. I am not accusing any of them of actually telling lies - keeping in mind their leader lives by them - but you keep waiting for ALL of the truth. You want to scream out "Just Level with us!". Instead we get lots of hinting and innuendo that does not help front line workers.

There is only one that I really trust and that is Dr. Anthony Fauci. He should have been the prime spokesperson from the beginning. I would include Dr. Birx, but she has become a master of spin on this topic. I hear it during individual interviews with her - poised but cleverly avoiding a direct answer. The other day she referred to some decisions or activity at the Federal level and then stopped to correct her statement inserting Presidential in its place. I can only hope it was deliberate.

They all need to take sincerity lessons from N.Y. Governor Cuomo. He projects precisely the level of frankness required - as does Dr. Fauci.

I could go an again about Mitch McConnell but he deserves a book. About the legislation to give assistance during all of this to those in need, he wants the Senate Republican majority to define the details. The other day I read that he actually said "Trust me!." Are you joking?

After yesterday's scrum Trump picked a questioner "at the back" who I thought was Sean Spicer. I was right. the President didn't even use his name. Did he really not know? I doubt it. Now wouldn't it be priceless if either A) Sean asks the most damaging questions of all and/or B) Trump orders him out of the room when it was Spicer who used to lie to the same audience!

The TRUTH please - all of it and nothing more. That is the only Trump card you have.


Thursday, 19 March 2020

Tissue the New Issue

Toilet Paper - Soon Worth More Than Oil, Gold, or Printer Ink

There used to be a joke about virginity - "A big issue over a small tissue!" That still applies today but the tissue in question is toilet paper. It is now more rare than the former!

A present for Biden:

Caesar ruled the land.
With a sword and a very strong hand.
In senate charade he was felled by the blade
Of a friend and his traitorous band

When normally sleeping in bed,
Abe Lincoln one evening instead,
Took in a play - John Booth spoiled his day.
Shot Abe in the back of the head.

John F.K. lost his life,
Leading a world full of strife.
A fatal cascade in a Dallas parade
Left him dying in the arms of his wife.

Killing your leader is wrong
In America so grand and strong.
Biden's new caper - hoard all toilet paper.
No POTUS will last very long.

Today I found a 12-pack - better than beer!


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Slumlord Millionaire Starring Jared Kushner

Watch This Before You Vote For Trump

I just watched the Netflix "Dirty Money" series season 2 episode 3 ("Slumlord Millionaire") all about Kushner's company and its practices towards its tenants. It was totally disgusting.

I guess rich people all over the world do these kinds of things especially when they are landlords but that doesn't justify it. Nor do the millions he made from it.

If you are in doubt at all about Donald Trump just watch this. Kushner is one of his chief advisors. If you or I did some of the things shown in this documentary to our fellow human beings, we would be behind bars where we belonged.

If he is guilty he should be also. Crime does pay. Maybe he learned such horrid things at Trump University. Apparently he thinks he did nothing wrong. That is really the point.


Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Andrew Cuomo for POTUS

Cuomo, Trump, and CNN

Recently on CNN I have seen Chris Cuomo interview his brother Andrew, the Governor of New York a couple of times. I was impressed with both people and interviews. I always admired Chris - he is one American media person who can actually speak English (not American, but English) very well - grammar and vocabulary in particular and is admirably eloquent. But this is not about Chris.

His brother is apparently of the same ilk - perhaps not quite so eloquent but he would nail crowds if on the stump for President. He must have already been successful to be in his present position. This guy would make a great President. That would be about four years overdue. I hope he runs some day.

His talk last night, March 16, was even more impressive. He knows how to relate to the average person which the current President has never and will never learn. He even gave credit to Trump and his team for their recent activity against the virus (I am assuming by now everybody knows which one!). It was a very well organized talk ending in some effective personal family anecdotes. If Trump had made this speech earlier himself, the country would be feeling a lot better. So would Trump since I already said Andrew complimented him and we all know he is very keen on praising himself.

When you see Anthony you have to look twice to see if it is Chris or not. He is obviously the older but if an "older twin" were possible this would be as close as you could get.

Imagine team Cuomo - Andrew for President and Chris for V.P.  - a brotherly team just like the Kennedys.

Now to CNN. I like and watch the network. But just like they have for over three years with Trump, they are overdoing the Corona virus. Yes we need to be regularly informed but there is other news out there. All the harping about Trump was not very effective in dislodging him. They just went on, and on, and on. Now here we go again.

With the virus they are beginning to sound like the old Buffalo Evening News I used to hear in early TV days. It was all fires, shootings, and accidents because for some morbid reason bad news sells better than good.

Tell us a few times a day the facts and what is happening with the spread and the defence. That's it. Give us a break. The worst example was last night with Don Lemon. Unfortunately for him, by the time he airs most of the day's news is old. But he started by quoting a number. Then there was a big dramatic pause - a stunt he pulls all too often. Finally he quotes a second number and of course it is a new statistic and the point is to show how there has been such a huge increase in numbers from point A to point B. More pause.

Come on guys. Is there a separate Oscar for news reporting? Your job is not to SELL the news, it is to TELL the news and that is all.

We might be less up tight if you would just do that.



Monday, 16 March 2020

Yesterday and COVID-19

Yet Another Cover of a Beatles Classic

Try singing this to the tune of "YESTERDAY":

Yesterday, all our viruses seemed far away,
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay,
Co-vid-19 please go away!

Suddenly, our disease centers can’t protect me,
And that’s not the way it’s meant to be
What happened to the CDC?

Why, it, was so slow I don’t know they just won’t say,
I sense something wrong since the last election day-ay-ay-ay.

Yesterday, our  immune system was very strong,
Now for all of us there’s something wrong,
Pray some vaccine will come along.

Please-be-kind, help another not your own behind,
That’s the way to win I think you’ll find,
We have the strength within our mind.

There, are, those who will need-a-hand to see this through,
And, the one in need well it might be me or you-ou-ou-ou.

Yesterday …. 

#the brewsterblock

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Time to Implement Rationing During Corona Fever

It Was Necessary in Previous Wars. How About This One?

People are going nuts. Supermarket shelves are more empty than I have ever seen due to panic and selfish buying. So much for all of us pulling together.

My parents used to tell me about rationing during the war. Metals and certain food basics were simply not available. They all went to soldiers and the war machine. I don't know for sure but if there were black markets, those caught were no doubt punished and treated with disgust.

That is what I now feel when I see people at the cashier with an entire cart full of something like hand sanitizer, toilet paper, bread or even meat - every man and woman for themselves apparently. Children be damned. Meanwhile ten people behind them have nothing. It is not quite at the Boxing Day level with fighting yet but I expect it soon will be.

Perhaps now the governments should quickly legislate against this and direct the stores to support and enforce the rules. Place a limit on these vital items like 2 packages each or even one in some cases. Cashiers should be instructed not to cash out any more than that. Today, POS devices (electronic cash registers) could be programmed to enforce this. Some will try to come back for more or send family members but it would be an improvement over the current situation.

Sometimes when people act like children that is how you have to treat them. Logic, reason, and sharing are not working.

Sad but true.


Saturday, 14 March 2020

Trump's National Emergency: the Good, the Bad, and the Really Really Ugly

Thank You Oh Great and Wise Leader Chairman Donald


Finally a long overdue press announcement that should be very beneficial. The National Emergency announcement given March 13 th by The President and many others including heads of private corporations was what the country needed.

I was impressed with what those executives said and were willing to contribute, and how brief they kept their talks. It was amazing to watch the market indicator tick up over 1200 points while people spoke. They all deserve a big kudo. The President issued many "Thank Yous" and that was really good to hear. In today's message March 14, he actually gave a back handed compliment to the press and an indirect one to Nancy Pelosi. Pence followed up with one of his own. There was a lot of acknowledgement today of bipartisan cooperation. This is good. There were less people, also positive.


As mentioned in the GOOD, it was long overdue. This should have happened weeks ago. Trump still denied any responsibility for delay or saying America really didn't have a big problem or cancelling great resources put in place by previous administrations. This was of course due to the fact that much of it had to be credited to Obama. Also bad was the inability or unwillingness of anyone to simply answer direct questions by saying "We really don't know yet"; or "You are right - that was a mistake and we own it".

There was another update today, March 14th and this alone is GOOD but Trump was not. It is right and proper for POTUS to be playing the role of the country's highest leader, but he is just so lousy at doing that. He should not have gloated over himself. As we all know, he can't help it.


Let me add another: UGLY. In the middle of all of this, he kept shaking hands when one of the messages to the world was to avoid this practice. Again to give credit, today in his message when asked about this, he refrained from bad mouthing the reporter who asked. He even went so far as to say he "might have" extended his hand once or twice but the immediate reaction was to blame others for extending their hand and then saying it was just a normal reaction. Not true. The last executive from industry yesterday actually offered his elbow in response to Trump's attempted handshake. He recognized the message being sent was bad. Surely this should have been rehearsed before coming onstage.

But the worst of all was Mike Pence. This is where it started to sound like China in the '60s or North Korea today. I am paraphrasing but it was almost like "Thank you for your great and needed wisdom Chairman Trump". "Because YOU directed us Mr. President we did such-and-such." "The Great Chairman decided that we should do this and that and so we thank you for your superior counsel." "Yada, Yada, Yada."

Were they being paid by the number of times they managed to thank Chairman Trump? Were they threatened with job loss if they failed to do so?

I know they were both Democrats but Truman had that famous sign on his desk "The Buck Stops Here" and Carter borrowed it. How refreshing it would be to see it in the Oval Office once again on the desk of DJT.

Not a chance until that office has a new occupant.


Friday, 13 March 2020

Wise Advice for Corona or Any Other Crisis

Did You Listen to Your Financial Advisor?

I know it might be a bit late for this current crisis in your life but when the #COVID-19 subsides I strongly advise everyone to look at this as just another unforeseen happening. Then think about and do something about the advice that banks and advisors have been giving for decades. Create an emergency fund for the possibility of six months or better with no income.

This was usually a guard against potential job loss but it applies equally here. With all the shutdowns yet to occur, you might be laid off. If not then for sure you must have seen people stocking up on - in some cases hoarding - certain things from the supermarket. Stocking up means buying extra - with what? If you immediately thought about your credit card you are in trouble.

Many years ago I was a financial advisor and for sure gave the same advice. Most people ignored it. Thank goodness I followed it myself. As just mentioned, this does not mean increasing your credit or credit card debt. That way lays disaster. You are adding to the first crisis or problem with a second one - throwing fat onto the fire.

The usual excuse was that nobody could afford it. I once wrote an article pointing out places most people could find extra cash if they had the willpower, not the means.

There are lots of lists out there of what things to stock up on for an emergency - essentially the basics of life so I won't repeat them here. Cash or available funds however are also one of them.

So here are some of those items I once wrote about. Just remember your #CORONA experience when you ask yourself if any of the following are VITAL and CRITICAL to your life. 

Can you at least cut down on (and put into your emergency fund):

1. Beer, wine, or other beverage?
2. Your monthly TV or entertainment package?
3. The need to have the newest, biggest TV to watch nightly?
4. Meat - one of the most costly forms of food. Buy cheaper cuts and learn how to cook them.
5. Going to movies?
6. The latest and greatest phones for both you and your kids?
7. New clothes or fashions?
8. A new car? Buy smaller and pre-owned for a couple of years. I always do this.
9. Vacations? Do a staycation once or twice and add a bundle to your fund.
10. Reno's and furnishings. This is very rarely vital. The same applies to the size of your home.

While you are at it, involve your kids in the discussions. It will be a great life lesson and a good test for your parenting ability.


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Best Corona Article by Colin Berkshire

Read This COVID-19 Article People. Then Get Some Sleep

This is by far the best article I have read on the #COVID-19 virus. Read ALL of it:

Thank you Colin Berkshire. If people would read this and follow it the Markets and general health of people would be a lot better off. Take note of the advice about masks. I have been saying this myself. A virus will pass right through a mask and some will collect in it.

If posting this helps just a few of my readers feel better then I have accomplished something. Thank you again W.R. for posting it on Facebook.


Monday, 9 March 2020

More Snake Oil for Corona COVID-19 From Jim Bakker

This Guy Did Not Learn His Lesson

Have a look at this: Scroll to the end.

Many won't recognize this character but more probably will. He was sent to prison for fraud years ago after bilking millions from innocent believers and now look what he is up to. He even cried when they took him away years ago - not crying now.

The AG of New York has apparently sent a cease and desist order to Jim Bakker ordering him to stop promoting “Silver Solution” as a remedy for the coronavirus. Google Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker if you want to know more about him. She passed away.

Next he will be offering stays in (now defunct) Heritage USA to be cleansed and sanitised in luxury. You might even enjoy Tammy Faye's sprit singing to you. It would not surprise me.

Some people will demonstrate the worst of our human character when others are desperate. This is another example. 

As a suggestion if a corporation really wants to be a good citizen then any who manufacture masks and sanitizers should make efforts to get people to stop hoarding them. How about REDUCING the price and asking retailers to limit quantities to each customer? 

Unfortunately on the mask topic there is a mixed message here. Some authorities were saying that they don't really work when you walk around breathing through them. They are meant more for those already infected so that their breath, sneezes, and coughs don't go directly into the air. Also if you wear them too long they can possibly collect the virus as it is being filtered making the person wearing the mask sick.

The problem here is that in the next sentence they will ask that the masks be left for care givers who need them. I assume the caregivers are not sick and hence not spewing out the virus. On the other hand how can they protect care givers against intake by wearing them but not citizens on the street? 

This needs clarification.

Let me close by observing once again that most people are still sneezing and coughing into the air. They are also not washing hands properly, holding or rubbing them very briefly under the tap with no soap.

Jimmy boy is not the only one who has not learned a lesson yet.


Saturday, 7 March 2020

God Bless America (New Found Verses)

Please Forgive Me Irving Berlin

God help America
Land that we loved
Whisper to her
To show her
You still care
With a light from above.

From the right wing
To the left wing
Those who tarnish her good name
God help America
Remove their shame.

God help America
Seeking a way
To caring
And sharing
To the soul you gave her every day.

From the east coast
To the west coast
North and south please, help us all
God help America
Once more stand tall


Friday, 6 March 2020

Schumer: Another Mess You've Gotten Us Into

Thanks for Nothing Chuck Schumer

You can tell a lot about a person by image and first impression alone. Take JFK or Obama or George H. W. Bush for example. You know they were first class and highly intelligent. They had charisma. Take Trump - please. He has none of that.

During the impeachment hearings I admired the way both Pelosi and Schiff handled themselves even though they were not victorious. They were well spoken and passionate.

Then there was Schumer and Nadler. It is hard to imagine JFK and Nadler on the same stage for example. He has all the enthusiasm and charm of Newman in Seinfeld.

But this is about Chuck. He certainly did not do any Democrat any favour by attacking Judges of the Supreme Court. If the Democrats were ready to climb the last stretch of Everest and place their flag at the summit, he just kicked them back to their last camp and maybe into a crevasse.

Just look at the eyes peering over the glasses. He is acting - performing for the crowd. He reminded me of Bob Hope. Loved by many, he had a certain annoying delivery. He would tell a joke and the punch line and then get a smirk on his face and wait to see the crowd's reception of it. Chuck does the same thing by looking over his glasses. It is like "How was THAT one - really good right? I'm really clever right?"

Wrong. You played right into Trump's hand and his people's. Criticism of a Court decision or expressing an opinion on a pending one is OK, but naming judges and threatening them is absolutely wrong. And that is what you did Chuck. Dance 'till the cows come home. Sorry, that's an image I don't want to see, especially if he is peering over the specs.

Watch the re-run and observe your eyes. Don't ever run for President. You will lose on your first speech.


Monday, 2 March 2020

Tip My Hat to Steyer, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar

I Was Wrong And Glad Of It!

In recent posts I have to admit I wrote about the unlikelihood of any of the Democratic candidates dropping out for the good of the party. I thought they would fight until the last of them was standing. I wish more professional politicians could make similar admissions.

Now that Tom Steyer and Pete Buttigieg have already done so I eat my words in a most humble pie. It is indeed good for the party. FLASH! I just heard that Amy Klobuchar has joined them.

Tonight is another evening of CNN town halls with the remainders. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. We shall see if any more follow after Tuesday. I suspect so. It has been a long road since the peak of 20 plus announced. I guess this is democracy at its best - certainly better than the Republican race was in 2016. But then only one really dragged them down into the mud.

I admire the three who packed it in. Besides money it also takes a special kind of person to handle that pressure and be able to speak on their feet never knowing what will be thrown at them next. I think all of them could serve the country well as part of another's team, especially at the White House.

Congratulations on great campaigns and a tough decision. I'm sure we will be hearing from you again.


Sunday, 1 March 2020

#COVID-19 According to Dr. Donald

#CDC to Move from Atlanta

Just so you know the above statement is indeed FAKE news. But it might as well be true. It seems that all the expertise and hard work at the CDC, upon which so many people inside and out of the USA depended, has been moved from Atlanta to a new Cloud location - somewhere between the left and right ears of The President. This is the man who couldn't even spell the virus correctly.

It is only logical to cut funding for the one resource that could have helped America ward off this danger because DJT knows everything we need to know. Naturally one should prevent the true gurus from speaking without prior approval of that other world renowned expert - V.P. Pence.

Remember DJT is the man who knows more than his generals. He is an expert on the stock market according to him and him alone. Real market experts say he knows diddly-squat. He is also the guy who knew that Obama lacked a valid American birth certificate.

Wait for it. The Donald will soon want to build another wall to keep out the virus! Naturally it will be along the southern border. I'm not sure why because he also said the whole thing will likely disappear soon like magic. There again since it has also been confirmed in Canada, perhaps there should be a wall across that border also. Such a bug might even be transporting drugs.

To top off any of the above, he and his bunch are calling it all a Democratic hoax. Tell that to your American citizen who died in China.