Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Presidential Verbal Diarrhea

Button It POTUS!

Great leaders know when to shut up. Classical logic then says that if you do NOT know when to shut up, you can't be a great leader! None of us needed this truism to draw the same conclusion about DJT but there it is just the same.

The real problem here is that POTUS suffers from this malady AND apparently another lesser known syndrome - Mental Constipation!

Perhaps I have caught one of the two - hopefully the first - because whenever he can't shut up nether can I! If this person - I can't even say "man" - had been in charge during either of the two great World Wars we would be living on schnitzel and beer and wearing lederhosen. Like the Fiat 500 which has been around for decades, we might still be driving real VW Beetles.

Will these recent endorsements for Biden including Saunders, Obama, and Clinton be enough? I hope so. Maybe the very recent lashing out by China back at Trump will also help.

Perhaps we should cut him some slack. After all, the man probably has never picked up a can of Lysol or a jug of bleach in his life. As for turning on rays of light inside the body, his lights seem to have been out for many years so perhaps it's not all his fault.

Still I have to admit that I am amazed it was that silly woman in Florida and not The Donald who hypothesized that it was Mexican Corona beer at the root of it all.

Before I go I have to agree with many. The world and the country need Dr. Birx and Dr. Faucci. However Dr. Birx from the get-go has been a master of double speak, innuendo, and spin talk. She is sounding too much like a politician and less like a Doctor. How sad it is that career people like that have to watch what they say around this megalomaniac for fear of losing their job.

I said it before and here it is again: Somebody please, make The Presidency great again. Personally I just think that he became upset when he realized that he was not going to be able to hang another big TRUMP sign on the White House - and get a royalty for it.

#thebrewsterblock

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Trump Paraphernalia - Reduced Prices


Items to Buy to Make a Fortune Before November 2020

These popular items on sale at reduced prices. Buy now before the next election. Once they are gone, they are gone! (A quotation from Donald J. Trump)


TRUMP BASEBALL HATS. Sizes: Empty Head; Pig Head; Stuffed Head; Thick Head;




Choose your own caption:

1. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" $0.50 ea. 2 for $1.50 or any other currency.

2. "Build a Pacific Wall - Hawaii Will Pay For It" $5.00 ea.

3. "Build an Atlantic Wall - Bermuda Will Pay For It" $5.00 ea.
4. "I Are The Gratest Prezidant Evr!" $10.00 ea. This option is expected to go quickly as it was endorsed by POTUS himself. 


DONALD TRUMP TIES (with leg tie clip)
Choose a length: THIGH, KNEE, ANKLE)

DONALD TRUMP EYE SHADOW (white; super white)


DONALD TRUMP TIE RACK

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

COVID-19 for Dummies

Keep Fighting the Fire. The Embers are Still White Hot


Dear America

We know you don't like to be beaten at anything. Sometimes the world has seen a very poor sport attitude from a select number of your athletes and teams. Unfortunately, it is happening again. How about showing us what you do best? Keep on fighting! You can still save face and beat this virus.

But not yet.

"Survival of the fittest" and "look out for number one." Sadly these are a part of human nature.

Many people in both democratic and autocratic societies cheat to get to the top - athletes; politicians; executives; students; perverts; entertainers; very rich people. The list is long.

So to all of those who want to take the easy way out and think the rules are for others, I offer:

IT AIN'T OVER 'TILL IT'S OVER - with Thanks to #YogiBerra

You can cheat on your taxes
You can cheat on your wife
You can cheat on your husband
But you can't cheat on life.

You can lie to get elected
You can lie to get a hug
You can lie to your golf card
But not to this bug.

Break the rules to get to college
Break the rules to win the game
Break the rules to your diet
But these rules aren't the same.

You can scheme to get hired
You can scheme to be free
You can scheme to foil police

But this you can't see.

SO ...

Go - get a haircut
Go - have some fun
Go - see a ballgame
But don't think you've won.

This thing is not smarter
This thing has no will
This thing might be resting
But watch this thing kill.

This battle is only over when the virus shows a white flag. It has not done so yet.


#thebrewsterblock









Sunday, 19 April 2020

Deplorables or Les Miserables?

Go Home People. You're Not In College Anymore!


Recently we all saw hundreds if not thousands of people in the State of Washington outside in large crowds "protesting" the stay at home guidelines. This was not the only state.

Just what did they think they were doing? I shudder to think how many people were silent carriers of this virus and how many others will now get sick and maybe die from such totally irresponsible antics. It reminded me of my university days - long ago - when fellow students set off to Ottawa to march and several of them didn't know what they were really protesting. Most are now members of that society and part of the status quo to which they were objecting. I might add they also grew up.

It seems that others are still out there. Whether they are part of the Trump basket of deplorables Hillary Clinton mentioned ("They're racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic"), or will become part of other groups perhaps aptly named "Les Miserables" because of the suffering they themselves or their loved ones will experience, does not matter.

Go home! Nobody wants you out there. We all want things back to normal but we are not there yet. Be part of the solution and not the cause. Maybe analogies will penetrate their thick skulls. I doubt it but it is worth a try.

This is like:

- Fighting a forest fire using firefighting people and resources from several countries. However after one day of progress with the winds subsiding, some lame brain tells them it is now OK to pack their bags. Next day of course, the wind returns and so does the fire.

- During the blitz in London there were wardens who made sure every window in every household was sealed and not emitting any light. One small amount of light could have been a target for German bombers overhead. If one person said "screw it" and opened up their windows they could have killed hundreds of people. Do we really need more wardens to make sure the meatheads follow the guidelines?


- Several people are in a lifeboat with punctures in the sides. The boat is filling up. Many work feverishly to plug the holes. While they sleep it is the job of a few to watch the holes and sound the alarm if they start leaking again. Those people decide they want to sleep as well. They all drown.

What do you think? Is that clear enough? This is not about Trump or Obama or left or right. It is about staying alive. Maybe a theme song would help - let's revive "Staying Alive".

#the brewsterblock

Friday, 17 April 2020

Social Media the Road Rage of the Internet

Chill Out People!

I was just following a chat session about something currently making the news - Biden
naming a VP. Some things never change.

In about the 3rd chat, a couple of nameless parties started going at it. Out came the accusations and the hate - name calling that the same individuals would probably lack the guts to utter in person. That has always been the case - from early emails, to early social media sites, to Facebook, Twitter etc.

It is like so-called road rage.  People are really brave and at their worst as long as they can stay in their cars and make a getaway! If they are so tough then they should have a real user ID and let people know where they are. After all the subjects that trigger these things - usually politicians - are out there in public and take it all in stride - well OK, maybe not POTUS.


That was the beauty of hard print like newspapers. You had to pass a smell test before an editor published you. Nameless comment brings out the worst in people.

Chill out people. Say what you have to say but leave the smell and bitterness behind.


#thebrewsterblock

Monday, 13 April 2020

Give It a Rest CNN. When Will You Learn?

CNN is the Boy Who Cried Wolf


Here I go again - a frequent topic of mine.

I like CNN and dislike POTUS as much as any non-citizen but it is time for this network to give it a rest. For almost four years now they have done their Trump bashing / Dump Trump thing 24/7. His base has always existed - the ones who think despite his dingbat qualities, he can do no wrong. When women wearing his hats say it is OK that he grabs women by the crotch it is obvious they are beyond seeing the truth. Forget them. You are insulting the rest of us.

You did it during the Mueller inquiry and when that finally came out it was a non-starter. You did it during the impeachment inquiries and it went nowhere. Now you are doing it again with Trump's handling of COVID-19. 

We get it! There are some of us who don't wear his hats and have fully functioning brains. There are the people - even some Republicans - who might come over to the good side but they are being turned off by the constant CNN barrage. 

Today I saw footage of Dr. Anthony Fauci talking about whether an earlier national shutdown might have been better. Jake Tapper just kept hammering him with the same old question trying to get some words from him that Trump could have done better. We all know he could have. It is irresponsible however to put one of the most respected people in this crisis on the spot like that. 

THEN later the same morning I saw more than once only a portion of that same clip. The preamble where the good doctor is bending over backwards to be diplomatic and not offend Trump is left out. Fauci finally says some lives might have been saved and THAT is all that was played. THAT is the bit Tapper dug so hard to get. Why? We all know that.

By those tactics CNN is sticking it to Dr. Fauci and playing right into Trump and his team's hands. They will say it is FAKE NEWS. It might not be fake but it sure is tailored.

You are hurting the cause CNN. We all want Trump out. If he gets back in a lot of it will rest on all of your collective shoulders. Do your job. Report ALL of the news including non-Trump content. Show us bad Trump stuff if something new comes up - once or twice - but not the same thing for days on end. 

Stop digging into the past. That can all come out later. Somebody at the top of that network is making otherwise responsible journalists dance like anti-Trump puppets.

Don Lemon is in the worst slot because he says it all again before we retire for the night. Please nix the dramatization Don - looking up; looking off camera; long pauses; sighs and gasps. Did Walter Cronkite use these stunts? There is no Oscar for this.

#theBrewsterblock

Saturday, 11 April 2020

Are we being punished by COVID-19?


I was a bit prophetic myself! 

“Beam me up Scotty - Stat! ET wants to come home."

I wrote "Beam Me Up" in Feb. 2018. The idea was that ET like characters were sent to earth to report back on a grand experiment by alien forces called - Earth. This might be offensive to those who believe in the religious doctrines about the creation of human kind,  normally referenced as "The creation of MAN" which in itself shows a gender bias, common in religion. 

Pay attention to the red text near the end regarding punishment. Is COVID-19 the punishment? I said it tongue in cheek - cheeks now covered by masks! I re-post it here:

Change your ways or we will be back!


I have often thought how absolutely nonsensical we earthlings would appear to an alien – any alien. If this were a scheduled follow up visit for them, they would surely be shaking their heads in dismay.

I could fill this space entirely with references to our southern neighbour's new administration and all that goes with it. However heads are already shaking around the globe over that. Enough said. To be fair, I could do that for a lot of countries and their governments.

Imagine some of the reports back to UFO H.Q. wherever that is. Consider the following a conversation … a report card from a team of ETs about Earth.

****************

We are reporting this in one of their many languages. Our hope that they would develop and use a unilanguage failed. Sadly this is one of many disappointments we have to report.

They have really messed up that religion thing we counted on for their guidance. We left them some latitude but My God – oops, sorry. They got the “Different Gods for Different People - Just Choose One” concept but have used it to torture and butcher each other for centuries. Centuries that’s a miniscule unit of earth time. My bad. Oops again - "My bad" is modern Earthling for acknowledging an error or mistake. It was not part of the language we left them.

It appears that we might have to utilize the Devil in Hell option soon - very soon. Sadly we don’t think many have earned enough merit points to be returning with us in the near future. Even many of their self-appointed religious leaders need to spend some time down under with The Horned One for their own good. What’s that? Yes we’ll get right on it.

Imagine this! None of them think that YOU could be a female. As expected, the men pretty well dominate this place and yes, the men have totally screwed it up - another earthly expression. They have an obsession with sex and sexual expressions.

As you will recall, we chose this planet because of its abundant resources for everyone. Soon they will run out. Their water and air will be totally poisoned and undrinkable by their own doing. Their land will be unfit to live on and the wildlife is already heading towards extinction. Go figure! Damn these colloquialisms! Just testing you. I don’t know where they got that one.

Remember when we used to argue among our sexes before we agreed there were eleven? We gave them only two which they are trying to expand to six or seven. They even kill each other over it. It’s a really big topic here. What’s that? No Way you say? Repeat please. OK, I get it – now you’re pulling my leg. "Way." I forgot you know their languages better than I do.

Here is a very strange habit. Again under the guise of religion, the males and females and now some of the expanded sexes undergo this formal union called marriage. They swear before one of their “Gods” and colleagues that they will forever be true to one another sexually and then they perform any sex act they desire with every other person they can. They just have not yet grasped truth, trust, commitment, and loyalty. Even their leaders are guilty. We think perhaps sexual pleasure was a mistake. We should undo it.

You know how we compete one-on-one or many-on-many in physical activities that require a fit body, strength, endurance, and skill? We do it for fun. Here it is a career, and often you don’t even have to go to school. The players are called "athletes" and they receive incentives which are often worth hundreds of times more than those who do educate themselves for years. Really! They have also totally abused the rudimentary chemistry we bestowed upon them and have developed performance enhancing substances to gain an unfair advantage while competing. They actually think such victories are valid.

They have made good progress on basic use of electronics and now communicate around their planet with it. Unfortunately rather than use it for spreading truth and good, here it is used to entertain and too often to spread lies, evil thoughts, and for personal control over less fortunate people and all they have worked to accomplish.

Now to the equal sharing of power, leadership and wealth between the sexes. Indeed they went through many of the phases we did but it appears that we learned and they did not. Remember when we last did a study on this here?

We found that there had been several examples of very competent leaders of countries here who were female. They were tough when they had to be and defended their charges against others - usually male counterparts - but only when necessary. Some of the names I recall were Thatcher; Meir; Bhutto; Gandhi; Gillard; Merkel and several Queens. In contrast many of the most horrific eras in their history were attributable to males.

I fear that a rude awakening is needed for this civilization. Fear of annihilation by fire and rain has been ineffective. They are just not getting it the way we thought they would. We have to come up with a way to save the good - there are many of these, but destroy the selfish and wicked - there are too many of those.


There are people here with shelters large and luxurious enough to house a small city and they keep it all for their own small family. The water in their pools could keep a city from dying of thirst. They have become certifiably insane over the rudimentary form of transportation we outlined several visits ago - their cars. They hold competitions to race them. The wasted fuel consumed at these events alone could once again heat a city or plough enough fields to feed thousands. Instead it is totally wasted. These vehicles are getting even bigger.

Thankfully they are learning that use of these fuels is killing them. Progress is being made on electricity and power from their local star. It might be time to give them a small hint as to how we travelled here - for their own sake.

Upon our return we suggest a full conference of our most wise to discuss their fate. Should it be a nudge in the right direction or total destruction of the worst among them? If the latter, there will be much carnage. They even have a term for that. They call it collateral damage.

Nanu Nanu

Your daughter,


ET.


Thursday, 9 April 2020

There's No Business Like Covid Business!

To All Governments: Remember This When It Is Over

Isn't it strange? If you want a new stop sign or traffic light on your street, it takes years. If the local water main needs replacement, it takes years. If you need a new electricity infrastructure to your country home, it takes years. If you want an increase in federal pension or reduction in taxes, it takes years.

Enter COVID-19.

Now towns, cities, municipalities, provinces/states, and federal politicians can pass new laws and regulations in days or weeks as has been the case in other wars.

Many of them are just covering their butts and maybe their mouths (pleasant change eh what?) but is this case we all benefit from their sudden efficiency.

We should all remember this comeback: "You did it in weeks in 2020 so why can't you now?"

Just think. In most cases (not the USA) there isn't even an election on the line!

#thebrewsterblock




Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Trump and the Hoax Comment

Someone Fact Checked Even Me!

I have written herein on at least one occasion that Trump called this virus a hoax by the Dems. I'm sure many of you saw the same video I did.

Well thanks to Doug, a reader, I stand corrected. A fact check was performed by none other than the Washington Post (Meg Kelly) whom Trump loves to hate. I am sure they don't exactly love him either. Here is the link provided by Doug:



Even SNOPES has verified that Trump never stated specifically that the Corona virus was a hoax.


If you want to see the transcript itself look here:


It is long because it contains the entre transcript of The President's remarks on February 28th in South Carolina. Like most rants DJT makes, its path is somewhat like a drunken dog trying to find the nearest tree!

However at 5:44 he says in the middle of other comments "Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus, you know that right? Coronavirus, they’re politicizing it." Then in a paragraph at 7:07 he says "And this is their new hoax."

In between he goes on about the Dems trying to portray his handling of the crisis as bad. It is not clear if the hoax comment was about this or the virus itself. In any event somebody spiced the two segments together and we saw and heard.the result.

This is really bad. We expect Trump & Co. to lie every time they open their mouths, but for the other side to edit things like this just lends more weight to all of Trump's fake news claims. 

This is more harmful to the good guys than hundreds of his 16,000 or so lies. I hope that statistic is not shown to be false as well!

Defeat the virus, then defeat Trump. Both are beasts to be vanquished.

#thebrewsterblock





Sunday, 5 April 2020

Trump Misses Another Golden Leadership Opportunity

POTUS Makes Another No Win Decision 

Donald Trump is famous for saying and doing things that make any normal person (aka those outside his very unique base of fans) shake their heads in disbelief. He has done it again.

The COVID-19 crisis has allowed him another stage on which to demonstrate his total lack of leadership skills of the kind the country desperately needs. We have heard and seen it time and time again.

There has been a flip-flop on mask wearing - granted that this is from the medical authorities - to recommending that the general public start wearing something. That is understandable given the slow learning curve facing the entire world about this virus. But the President, who only recently declared the entire thing a Democratic hoax, could now reclaim a lot of shattered prestige by simply wearing a mask in public. Instead he deliberately tries to make his own statement by not doing so. Sadly many citizens will follow his bad example.

Imagine if during his regular update, he and the rest on stage pulled out any type of appropriate mask and put them on while on camera. Then they finished the update wearing them. It would be so powerful. It would demonstrate, since it would be more difficult to speak, that they understood and were with the people.

This would have been like the Royal Couple climbing through the rubble of English cities ruined by bombing in the Second World War. No. Not DJT. Now if he ever does do it the effect will have been lost and it will just be another case of having to back track.


SILENCE OF THE TRUMP
#thebrewsterblock



Friday, 3 April 2020

COVID-19 Was Predicted in 2013!

Watch This Video While You Eat Your Chicken Wings

Recently I wrote about Bill Gates and how he had predicted this pandemic 5 years ago. Here is another prediction from 2013, by Dr. Michael Greger which is shocking.


He has obviously given this talk many times - he is dramatic and performing, but who cares. He appears to have memorized his presentation. It is 1 hour long but worth every minute. If you are not willing to devote 1 informative hour to this there is probably no hope. Go back to your sit coms and reality shows since sports are out.

This is seven years old and we are HERE already, just as predicted. Our situation with #COVID-19 was created by humans. More and cheaper at any cost is the name of this game. Again millionaires have grown out of both animal and human misery.

The meat/poultry/fowl/swine industries and many others I am sure have fought this tooth and nail calling it everything under the sun. I believe it. He does not even include fish farms. This can take place right in the heart of good old USA so don't blame foreigners Mr. Trump.

Maybe this is animal revenge. If it is we deserve what we get. Hear in particular what he says about the invasion of the west by Europeans and the effects on natives. You wonder why they are bitter. The tragic part is that now these things are spreading human to human a boycott of any segment is too late.

Will that be honey garlic, teriyaki, or wild buffalo?

#the brewsterblock


Thursday, 2 April 2020

Governments are not a COVID Genie

Blame Leaders for the Present and Future, Not the Past for #COVID-19


Isn't it funny how we always have to find something or someone to blame. It is a waste of energy to blame governments and their politicians for lack of stockpiles of supplies. In any prior national election if any candidate had included in their platform spending billions of dollars on virus protection for the future "just in case" the electorate would have rejected them. Hopefully that will not ever happen now.

Once again if you make a wartime analogy, were people screaming because their country did not have thousands of planes and tanks and artillery when World War I or II erupted? No. Who could have foreseen Hitler and his butchery for example? Those leaders had to rally their countries to gear up for war as quickly as possible - and they did.

That is exactly what has to be done now and slowly, it is.

The big negative however is this: compared to making tanks, planes, and ships, how tough can it be to make what is needed? The most complex is a ventilator. This is where the President and his peers all over the world have failed us and are still failing us. 

Get on with it. Issue the orders. You will probably save just as many lives.

As for the future? If we get over the hump do 4 things:

1. Keep up the production so that you can do item 2.
2. Stockpile huge inventories along with records of where the greatest needs were
3. Keep all the plans, designs, and machinery in a safe place (or mandate this to companies) to ramp up quickly again if need be in the future.
4. When an effective treatment or vaccine comes, make sure in those war plans that it is made free to all. People should not have to mortgage their lives to make some greedy inventors rich. Give them a one time award but no more.

In the next election(s) anywhere, addressing these things would be politically wise and very much in our collective interests.

#thebrewsterblock