Download the free app onto your phone and whip it out when you hear a great bird song. This is what the app does for you:
The app sorts through the noise and suggests a few possibilities:
Currently, I can name about ten birds by song. American Indians could probably name every single one of the hundreds of birds who share space and time with us here.
We turn our backs on Mother Nature every minute of every day in favor of niceties like iPhones, earbuds, and material possessions, a shallow meaningless existence devoid of respect for the surroundings that give true value to life.
America has lost 75% of all insects and 35% of all birds since 1970. Nice lawns, gurgling coal burning power plants, filth-spewing cars and trucks for lazy Americans (myself included) have conspired to eradicate fellow beings that inhabit the earth with us, and before they are extinct, I would like to be able to say that I at least knew they existed to begin with.
Want hummingbirds to swarm you every minute of every day? Come and get some black and blue salvia, and the unnamed red salvia. Deer-proof, insect and disease proof, flowers all year till October. Plant near your deck or patio to bring the birds close to you.
Veronica heads poking up past foliage looking for attention. They get it from me.
Red hot poker glowing in the afternoon one day this week at the nursery.
Delasperma cooperi shining on a 1” tall mat of cactus-like foliage.
Some of the roses we sell are absolutely obnoxious with colors that burn holes into your optical nerves. Amazing hybridization that our industry is constantly striving for. Every year we see new varieties.
Burdening my soul is this guy. Anyone listening to the news must shy away from what our country has turned into under his dictatorial rule. Tear-gassing peaceful protestors so he can saunter across the street to use religion in a pathetic attempt to make it look like god/religion is on his side. Ordering Barr to have police knock down people holding signs so he can go to a church he has never gone to before. Ordering the National guard to hover a Red Cross helicopter right over the heads of a crowd of people.
You think Kennedy would have done this? Lincoln? Eisenhower? Grant? Washington? Obama? Bushes? Clinton?
tRUMP shows his adolescent fragility with over the top shows of limp flailing, at a time when all of us yearn for a soothing voice of reason, intelligence, compassion, and empathy. None of those expressions of presidential greatness tRUMP is capable of, and the sooner he skulks back to wherever he care from or is going to, the better.
...in the garbage, right where I threw it thinking it was a junk mail offer for another unnecessary credit card, that’s where it is!
Luckily I had just read an article saying taxpayers are throwing them away, which is exactly what I had just done.
For months I had been looking for a check like a tax refund check from the US Treasury.
I wonder why they did it like this? Think of all the wasted plastic and paper when a check would have used so much fewer resources.
Also, why didn’t they tell everyone to be on the lookout for these instead of checks? Just seems so much more complicated than it could have been.
It would have been so much more efficient if they had just electronically transferred them instead.
If my elderly parents received one of these, they would throw it away- maybe that’s why they did it this way- you know that a percentage of the population will never get their money.
Spring during coronavirus means clear blue skies, quiet, and birds singing loudly- not to mention flowers. Lots of flowers!
Shasta daisies just beginning an obscene display of happiness
Luscious lupine glowing in the late day sun
Pink flax (silene) seems to flower almost forever
Appalachian red redbud going to someone’s house yesterday
It’s still so so so cold, my wood burning stove is on as I write this, most of our new landscaping plants are crammed inside the store, and gardening is limited to rough and durable plants. Some of our perennials have really suffered, but when it warms, they will come back to good health and good looks.
When I was leaving work last night, I looked before I pulled out onto route 25, and the coronavirus coast is clear. At a time when commuting rush hour might stall my departure from work for three to four minutes due to bumper to bumper traffic, there’s not a car in sight.
When this first started, the road looked like this much of the day, but now things are starting up again, an unfortunate sign that people are relaxing their guard against our little single-celled enemy. A bigger enemy are the people who do not wear masks for some inexplicable reason, getting the virus and spreading it all over the place in an absolutely pathetic display of some sort of politics.
The driver of this truck offered me an opinion of his- that the coronavirus was a democratic hoax and blown way out of proportion. He then irresponsibly got into the truck and helped us unload without a face mask with two of my employees.
I shouted into the truck-
”Guys, put your masks on!!! You don’t know where the driver has been, and I saw him sneezing!!!”
They put on their coverings. We all need to protect ourselves, and if a little peer pressure is needed to save lives, so be it. The driver disregards protocol everywhere he goes, gets infected, infects the guys in the truck, who then go into the store by opening the door using the handle. EVERYONE ELSE who pulls on the handle then gets infected. That’s how people die- from the initial maskless irresponsible truck driver.
Clematis shining yesterday as I locked up the store.
Yucca “bright sword” shining yesterday.
Silene ‘catch fly’ from last year’s inventory exploding with happiness on a chilly May afternoon.
There are few plants that look as good as lavender in the light of the setting sun. This one isn’t even flowering yet but one can see when it does, it’s gonna be incredibly beautiful.
A redbud tree I planted about twenty years or more displaying happiness yesterday. Redbuds and dogwoods- native showoffs during the spring expression of happiness.
Zelkova tree in our parking lot absolutely glowing in the setting sun. I’ve had this tree for two decades, and want it at home. It would cost me $10,000 to plant it, though. Machines would need to be rented to man-handle it onto my property and into the hole.
‘Seiryu’ Japanese maple with its cloud layering canopy. Japanese maples are sophisticated statements of finesse.
Pink buckeye foliage is one of the most interesting.
I have not fed this lawn for three years, and it looks good. All lawns look good now, but the hundreds of yards of soil I trucked in and the high quality grass seed equates to a lawn that is mostly self-sufficient. The clover that I have added in addition to what has taken over assists with weed control and fertility.
This is my 100% organic clover lawn. Self-feeding, self-insect control, repressed lawn growth resulting in less mowing. Flowers support dwindling insect populations. More drought durable than turf for a better summer lawn. Out competes weeds so no more disgusting weed killers. Ever.
I killed a portion of my lawn and reseeded it with clover/fescue. The clover popped up immediately and the grass seed is slower. Pretty soon, this section will be fluffy and green, a nice chemical-free biodiverse lawn, a nice trend to be able to promote.
This is the biggest mystery this year- what kind of bird is this? Does anyone know? We kind of narrowed it down to some sort of wren. Carolina wren?
Little fella found, somehow, a crack under our greenhouse door big enough to squeak through. He/she then constructed an intricate and sophisticated nest complete with a walkway to the front door, a four inch wide perfectly circular opening four inches in diameter that is 2/3 the size of a basketball complete with a gnarly roof and sturdy sides and floor and a soft comfortable floor and walls.
If feeding is interrupted by a careless human, the babies know magically what to do- SHUT UP AND DUCK DOWN! Be invisible till the beasts go away. How do they know what to do?
How do the parents know how to build their nests? These birds do a lot more than most species do to make a nest.
If I’m quiet when I go in this room, I can creep a shot of them in between feedings.
...and if I’m sneaky, I can tap on the roof and pretend to be mommy, inspiring this noisy response. Screaming kids “FEED ME FIRST MOMMY!!!” It’s really loud, and I love it!!! Mankind hasn’t eradicated every other species on the planet (yet). Coronavirus is a warning to humanity:
“stop polluting the planet NOW, and we can recover.”
Birds eat insects mostly to survive. Humans poison the planet for nice vanity lawns and insects die. Cars drive fast and insects die on windshields. Humans heat up the planet with the combustion of fossil fuels. Pollution kills insects. Less insects= less birds. Less birds= less life on the planet.
NOW is the time to reassess the way we live. If we do not change our behavior in the next five years (I just made that number up), say goodbye to birds like this.
It’s true. Yesterday I got out of my truck at work, and heard Pavarotti bellowing our an opera solo up in a huge sugar maple above my head. I looked up into the tree to see the third Baltimore oriole I've ever seen. Such a rare event, I felt the reassuring hand of Mother Nature on my soul.
How cool, I talked about it all day.
In the afternoon I was talking to people outside and something caught my eye. I looked up and saw a bald eagle flying alone northbound above route 25. I shouted “HOLY SHIT!” I couldn’t help it, it just came out. I turned around and saw a young child and her mother standing behind me- they heard what I said and I apologized to them and said that I’ve seen five in my life, and couldn’t help it.
Five total strangers stood there staring up into the sky for a rare event.
A mother and father made this nest inside our store. The nest looks like a pile of gnarly sticks that would wash up on shore or get caught in a stream by a fallen branch, but upon further inspection it is extremely well-designed and intricate. I’ve never ever seen a cave-nest before. It even has a stick path leading up to the opening.
If anyone knows the ID of this bird, please please tell me who it is.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! We are open today from 9-4 so you can buy beauty like this for your mom and for yourself. We can also make mulch and top soil deliveries.
We have tons of color and flowers in stock.
WARNING- do not plant veggies or annuals until Thursday. There will be frost between now and Wednesday night. If you plant tomatoes today, you will need to buy them again next week- just too cold this spring.
Iberis (candytuft) flowering in my parking lot. June Beney planted it approximately thirty years ago!!! Twenty got delivered yesterday, half are still in stock. Surround yourself with beauty during CV times. Appreciate mother nature’s bountiful array of flowers- makes you feel good, and staying positive and happy in these times is half of your fight against CV.
Green low drooper is “karmina” perennial geranium thirty years old. The foliage is stunning, and the flowers are even better later in the year. Full sun- full shade. Low and deer-proof!
Pink dogwoods flowering in the bitter cold and wind yesterday morning. My absolute favorite tree.
White birch trees- 40 years old approximately. We have 8’ birch trees in seven gallon pots- five left @$160.
Bluegrass sod- we have the best sod money can buy, and we care for it better than anyone around. $9/piece, ten square feet. $8 each when it is still on the skid when it first arrives, before we put any labor into keeping it happy on the plastic. Lay it down, and you have two year old sod instantly.
I was reading the news this morning and came across this article. I found it interesting, and hope it helps some out there.
When this whole thing started, I heard also that to prepare for total warfare with tRUMP’s Coronavirus (tRUMP owns this epidemic), we as a country needed to stop smoking and lose weight. Those two things, obvious helpful health tips even in non-epidemic days, are as essential to survival these days as they ever were before.
Healthy lungs are more able to withstand attacks by the lethal virus, so tobacco and cannabis smokers...STOP!! If you need tobacco that bad (nothing medicinal at all about tobacco and you know it), try a patch or gum until this passes. Lungs start repairing themselves immediately after each cigarette is finished! Give ‘em a chance, give you a chance.
If cannabis is part of your life for recreation or medicinal purposes, STOP SMOKING IT!!! Edibles.
If you are overweight, this is the time to finally pay attention and do something about it, it could (will?) save your life. Everyone knows how difficult it is to slim down, but this time that effort might just save your life just as much as the all-important and necessary masks.
Wakeman’s White Birch Nursery is not a public service provider. We are not a health service. We aren’t more than a horticultural nursery. This website is SUPPOSED to help our customers navigate horticultural information all in one place......
...screenshot from NY Daily News- “hmmmm,” me wonders. This is the first time that I have read in the news that “COURAGE” is a tool in the fight against coronavirus! Vulgar statements swirl around in my head in response to Fox News’s completely irresponsible brown-nosing of tRUMP and his asinine efforts to ignore science, ignore safety and caution, and ignore empathy. tRUMP doesn’t give a shit about anyone but himself.
————————————————————————————yet, I have had not much more on my mind than the epidemic lately, and it is a struggle to write about horticulture when I’m afraid for myself, my child, my elderly parents, my friends, and the lives of total strangers.
I’m afraid for our wounded country, stabbed by CV and tRUMPism (which one is worse?) as I actually try to work my way through Fox News online where those total assholes promote coronavirus scoffing, false information, and actual lies which result in stupid people disregarding prudent advice. Visions of armed citizens storming state capitols disturbs us immensely.
I’m convinced Fox News is responsible for HALF my customers coming in to the nursery without any protective stuff on. Personal choice? No. I view this stupidity as a total disregard and disrespect for everyone else on the planet other than themselves. I view it as a Republican pro-tRUMP statement. I find it extremely disturbing and it angers me immensely. I never say anything but I REALLY WISH I COULD.
If I could say something, I might say:
”Dude, what the hell is wrong with you??? What planet are you from? Please put your mask on before you get out of your car. Left it at home? Please go get it before you set foot on my property and infect us, or have us infect you.”
I find it extremely interesting to see the latino landscapers come in for supplies. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM wear facial coverings (I thought they were murderers/rapists/drug sellers- NO, they are rule-followers, and very law abiding). Only half the white men have gear on. Most women wear face masks, and every single minority has them on. What’s going on here? Are there any conclusions that can be drawn from this?
Our President is willing to sacrifice the infirmed and elderly (like my parents) in order to “reopen” our country so he can get re-elected. Asshole!
Disturbing that America, at this time of attack, has divided itself instead of coming together as one to fight. Makes me wonder how our “leadership” would behave if we were attacked by humans from another country instead of a single-celled pathogen.
Observing this epidemic’s effect on our America, I’m convinced that an attack by humans from another country isn’t in the cards; it’s an attack by humans WITHIN our country that we need to really really worry about. tRUMPISM is destroying our democracy.
Try this article, it may contain helpful information for someone out there:
Kate Miller, for those who do not know, is the wife of steven miller, another tRUMP White House advisor who resembles a vampire, and is either partially or entirely responsible for America’s continual and constant attack on any race of human other than white people, any religion other than Christianity, and all empathy associated with basic human decency. Here is his wife totally disregarding any face mask protocol. Just like tRUMP, pence, paul rand, and much of the right and far right republican party. GREAT EXAMPLE for the rest of us. She now has CV, and I have not one iota of sympathy for her whatsoever. She scoffs at cv? Refuses to wear the mask... WHY? Because just like tRUMP, pence, and the far right, she cares much more about her image than she cares about others she comes into contact with. I see fitting justice here. Darwinism. The only problem is that during her maskless rampage she got infected then spewed her newfound “tRUMP’s coronavirus” throughout the land, infecting untold other people. If she wants to get sick and/or die from CV, that’s perfectly ok with me, I care not AT ALL... it’s all the others she infected along the way that she needs to accept responsibility for (she won’t).
This just in from CNN (mother’s day)- our PATHETIC “pWesident” tRUMP and his poor servants posing for a picture.
How many of these men are holding their breaths? How many are desperately, secretly yearning for a little piece of cloth to protect themselves with?
There is only one “REAL MAN” in this picture, can you find him? Hint: he isn’t sitting. All the others are pathetic excuses for men, setting the worst example for the country. These sycophants care more about their jobs than they care about their lives! Do they give a shit about YOU or ME?
Not when they act like this.
These are the most pathetic men on the planet, and they all need to be fired. These type of losers are the ones who set a bad example for the type of customers who come into stores like mine without protection infecting people like me, my staff, other customers. It’s jerks like these losers who can be accused properly of negligent homicide by refusing to adhere to the White House’s own guidelines!!! IN THE WHITE HOUSE! For the entire planet to see in the National News!!!
When I woke up this morning and saw this, my total hatred for that A**hole tRUMP quadrupled, a sensation I thought not possible.
With regards to the vulgarity seen in this post, I do not apologize. My filter screened my true feelings, yet these bad words snuck through and I let them. I’m ok with using these bad words online to describe this picture because PEOPLE’s LIVES ARE AT STAKE- Yours, mine, your parents and mine, so to everyone in this picture I say this:
”You jerks need to get coronavirus. You need to get REALLY REALLY SICK. Some of you should pay the ultimate price for this picture, and by doing that, you can show your followers what happens when you do not wear protection. Perhaps by leading the way like that, people will see what happens when you walk around outside your house without protection. Perhaps THEN the followers will wear masks and gloves and we can beat “tRUMP’s coronavirus,” and we can move forward and tackle global warming.
Thats something I sure wish I could say to them.
Nice little gift someone threw out the car window for someone else to pick up. Not nice.
tRUMP’s coronavirus response in January:
tRUMP’s coronavirus efforts in February:
SCOFFING (Democratic HOAX)
tRUMP’s coronavirus efforts in March:
propped up by God-like Fauci- forced upon tRUMP by science and caution, tRUMP kicking and screaming the entire time- false solutions proffered by DOTARD.
tRUMP’s coronavirus response in April:
pathetic scapegoating of China, Obama, Democrats and blue states- refusal to accept any responsibility at all (the buck always stops “somewhere else” with dotard tRUMP. Refusal to assist democratic states. Pathetic presidential behavior. Sidelines Fauci.
tRUMP’s May coronavirus efforts:
NONE. Opening country despite increasing deaths. Refuses to act on any front to help us at all. Testing? Who needs testing (even as he and his ass-kisser losers in the White House get tested daily. Hypocritical pathetic administration better viewed in the rear view mirror.
LASTLY, tRUMP gets tested daily at a moment in time where he says testing for the rest of us “isn’t necessary.”
”Hmmmmm,” me wonders again. If testing isn’t important, then why does he submit to daily testing himself?
My mind wanders off into space as I visualize tRUMP and his fellow assholes on the Titanic as it’s sinking, pushing and shoving women, children, the infirmed and the elderly out of the way to get to the life boats.
I bet my entire net worth that tRUMP would be the first coward in the boats, followed by the republican party leaders as the frigid waters lap at the knees of all the others on board.
America needs to be agitated by the White House’s pathetic behavior at this moment in time, and we need to say it out loud and get rid of tRUMP and the republiCON party in November.
Please appreciate the subtle beauty of the American Catbird.
What’s a catbird, you ask???
Ask my cat. He will tell you. A catbird is:
Easy to catch
Fun to kill
Good to eat.
My cat (meowmeow) knows. He has killed dozens of them over the years. No more, though, if I can help it.
Why would a machinery-driving, Harley-driving, pickup truck owner care about a stupid bird???
Dunno, but the effects that a unique species has sometimes on an attentive human can change one’s life.
I can tell you how, over the years, this bird worked it’s song into my soul, and from there, into my being, and after I first heard the catbird song, I never ever forgot it. Here is the story for you if you have some time...
Meet meowmeow. 8 years old, and very capable of grabbing a bird out of the air seven feet off the ground with a flying leap, twisting through the air like an acrobat.
At first I was amazed. Then I was proud. As my affection for birds grew, my horror at their cruel senseless deaths increased exponentially.
Tonight, I caught on film, the courting ritual of two young lovers, second time this week. Catbirds in heat. Babies soon to follow, unless meowmeow finds its nest.
Evolution condemned them to short lives with their absolutely stupid nest locations- in scrubby brush close to the ground. Why, sweet lord, did you design them in this manner?
Couple-a years ago, when I was sawing wood after work, I stopped every half an hour or so to refuel and sharpen the chainsaw. When I did this, there was silence except for this sexy, half hour long songbird song high up in a tree.
I put the video on Facebook and asked if anyone knew what that bird was. The next day a lady identified it as a catbird. That’s the beginning of my story.
I wrote on that Facebook post how the bird sounded like a little old lady gossiping. It’s long song was unique, almost like a human dissertation on the foibles of politicians during crises that affect nations great and small. Coulda been about how the mailman disappeared into the neighbors house and came out 45 minutes later zipping up. That bird’s song was loud, It had words. It possessed numerous unique inflections that were deep and varied, exploring the depths of sound and tone. .........and language? Why does mankind always attempt to elevate above all other species? Why do we think we are the only ones with a language?
Coronavirus is nature’s revenge for mankind’s vanity.
Most birds repeat their songs over and over, but
NOT THE CATBIRD. Each song is a different entry into it’s album of life, recapping the days events for all to hear who understand its language, as well as for those who do not.
This realization that there was more to this bird species than a good meal for my cat dawned upon me, and ever since, I have noticed how little I actually know about my environment. How I long to know more!
Last year, in the spring, I heard that song again at home and whipped out my phone and took this video:
When I took this video I wanted to get closer yet didn’t want to scare the bird away. I could actually see this bird as it sang, how often does that happen? Never.
When that lady identified the catbird, I was happy that I then knew 7 bird songs:
barn swallow (they no longer live at the nursery)
Wow. I can identify a whopping seven birds by their songs. How many live in Connecticut, five hundred species of birds? And I know seven by song? PATHETIC!
Humans have evolved ourselves out of nature. We think we are no longer involved with her. We are above nature. Nature is “something else.”
Coronavirus calls BULLSCHITT on that stupidity, reminding us that nooooo, we are part of nature, susceptible to attack upon us as lethal to humans as humans are lethal to every single environment that we set foot upon, wreaking extinctions all along our murderous campaign through nature.
The sooner we realize that we are still a part of nature, forever, the sooner we will adjust our behavior (that’s never gonna happen- too many stupid selfish people).
Meowmeow now spends all daylight hours INSIDE. No excuses ever. If he gets out, I sneak up on him and re-incarcerate. I only let him out at night when it’s completely dark and no more bird songs. Safe in their nests hopefully. I now get up earlier and earlier to get him back in before he kills more at dawn.
I’m on the second year of his unwilling incarceration and I’m sticking to my guns despite the wailings of LOOCH and my son who claim “he is just doing what comes naturally!”
Tell that to Hawaiian fauna. Not much is left now of the native bird and misc. because of lots of stray kittys. They are efficient killers. Billions of birds are killed each year by cats. I always thought it was cool how long my outside cats lived, and now I’m disgusted at the thought of the thousands of birds that they probably killed. Never ever again will I have an outside cat.
Last spring I actually caught a catbird caught by meowmeow and tried to save it from its injuries. I rammed the cat inside and carefully placed the almost-dead catbird in a coffee cup to cradle it upright, and left it there for hours. I never saw it fly away nor drop dead, and I searched for its body but couldn’t find it. The pessimist in me feels it died and fell inconspicuously into the leaves below the grill. The realist in me knows it died. I never wish to go through that ever again.
Avondale redbud lit by early sun on my way to work this morning. I drove past it, got to the mailbox, slammed it into reverse and snapped this picture as I thought-
“I’ll never ever see this moment in time ever again”
If there ever were a good example of realizing that moments in time are fast-fleeting and unique to that particular one moment, this is it.
And if there were ever a moment in time to STOP YOUR LIFE and review how it’s being lived, this is it. There IS a silver lining to this epidemic (even as we all worry about dying), and it is the silence and peace that the lockdown has afforded us. This “pause” as savior governor Cuomo calls it is a godsend for all of humanity when one takes time to really THINK about it.
In the morning, because there are no cars making so much noise, I can hear birds. BIRDS!!! Thousands of them, or at least dozens that sound like thousands. I see bluer skies with no contrails. I drive less, sometimes not at all some days. Gas lasts forever now in the tank. I don’t spend money. I’m not going to go on and on you get my point.
There’s less stress at work. People seem more considerate. For the life of me I cannot understand our president and the drama in Washington and how they can still be having political fights when our very existence is it stake. Shows how absolutely pathetic our form of government now is.
How can the Trump administration prevent medical goods from getting into Iran, aren’t they people too? Aren’t they dying just like we are? How can we deprive them of what they need to survive as human beings because of the stupid sanctions??? If you want to end the stupid Iran problem, eliminate the sanctions, send them a boatload of medical supplies if there are any- give them tips to help and offer them some kind of help. I believe in my heart that if we did that we would be repaid tenfold by the Iranians in the future.
Trump and the Chinese- blaming them for the virus is immature, ridiculous and unhelpful. We need them. They need us. In fact, all humans need all humans. This just might be the silver lining to the entire world’s problems! It’s possible, but human nature’s selfish makeup will prevent us from taking advantage of this unique opportunity.
Think of it- if the globe’s populations stopped their stupid fighting and posturing, all helped each other survive this epidemic, we might just be able to see global warming as the REAL epidemic that is 2,000 times worse than silly little coronavirus. We might all start to see that if it weren’t for coronavirus, we would have kept spewing poison into our atmosphere hastening our demise.
It’s very possible that the coronavirus epidemic, as brutal as it is, might just be the being that saves us from ourselves.
5/5 update screenshot from the Washington Post front page today, supporting my position:
Seems that our top government officials continue to be the number one biggest assholes in the world. America needs regime change ASAP. November can’t come soon enough.
If you have ever heard PompousAO’s opinions, it’s enough to make one seething... it is truly sickening to think that ignorant fool represents all of us, and are his weak-minded personal gripes against the world REALLY in our best interests? NO! They are the incomplete not-very-well-thought-out ideas spewing forth from the corrosive GOP of which tRUMP is dark lord and corrupt master.
Anyone who could still support that criminal has lost all my respect.
I love it when others write in mainstream media opinions similar to mine days after I have posted here:
Our government reminds me of a house full of young children all blaming other siblings for acts of their own making: “Mommy!! Susie made me do it, wasn’t my fault!”
tRUMP knew. The WHO knew. The entire world new. The GOP knew- Everyone KNEW about Coronavirus in DECEMBER, for Christ’s sake.
For DOTARD to scan the globe for scapegoats to blame for a problem that he and the ENTIRE REPUBLICAN PARTY knew about in December is a predictable yet entirely pathetic joke.
What self-respecting country with the biggest defense budget in the world (by a factor of ten) would blame another country for a problem of its own negligent making? Answer: the tRUMP administration!!! Who else?
As the world suffers, and this epidemic is just getting started, that asshole tRUMP continues to drag our country down down down into the gutter of immaturity and self pity, hardly the stature we visualize for this once-great nation.
Having a great country is like having a fantastic long term relationship. It takes teammates and practice.
The Spartans with 7,000 warriors ALMOST beat the Persians numbering 240,000 at the battle of Thermopylae in approximately 400bc.
This spectacular “almost victory” occurred because of the pure genius of the spot chosen by the Spartans for the battle. It constricted the battle field down to 75’ wide! The Persians could not effectively use their superior forces on that tiny field.
Over the course of three days the Spartans held the line thanks to centuries-old warfare techniques, tried and tested. The spartans slaughtered thousands upon thousands of Persians- so many that the dead were piled up as breastworks and walls for protection.
TEAMWORK is what the Spartans used to “almost win.”
TEAMWORK- it’s not a foreign concept, folks. Everyone who ever was a kid on a team knows what it means to all chip in for a win.
As it turns out, one “teammate” on the spartan team did not like his small role given him by the spartan general, and slithered over to the iranian general and showed him where there was a secret trail that led to the rear of the spartan camp. The Iranians gathered 5,000 of their finest warriors and snuck around the rear of the Spartans, with the end of this sad story found easily on the internet.
This coronavirus team we have now is a really great team, minus one.
Governors Hogan and cuomo from MD and NY. Front line hospital workers, ambulance drivers, EMS, doctors, grocery and pharmacy staff. Even courageous patients try their best to survive! They all count!!!
tRUMP??? He is the traitor in all this. He is the murderer. He knew in December all about this virus, but scoffed at it. Downplayed it. Called it a Democratic hoax. It’s only because he knows that HE FUCKED UP.
Knowing he made huge stupid mistakes (drink or inject bleach? Gone by Easter? Gonna go away by itself???), now it’s time to look up in his dog-eared play book labeled “how to pull the wool over their eyes-AND GET AWAY WITH IT,” and figure out how the hell he is going to get out of his deep hole.
Here’s how folks!
BLAME SOMEONE ELSE. It’s worked before, it will work again.
Back to the teamwork analogy...
Think being on a team where in order to succeed, your team needs to be EFFICIENT.
The ONE weak link, and I mean WEAK LINK, is the president of our country himself. He has not done one goddamned thing to help our country in this crisis.
Is tRUMP the kind of lazy bum good for nothing fool that you want on your team in a time of crisis?
History has proven helpful in the past, and it sure as hell is providing clarity in this time of crisis.
tRUMP is the very worst thing that could have ever infected our country. tRUMPism is a disease that is more dangerous to our democracy than any viral infection.
Put the two in a Petri dish and stir, and stand back to watch our country decompose not-so-slowly.
Link to George Conway’s video:
Sorry for the immature image above, but voting tRUMP out of Washington is as important as defeating coronavirus.