Sure. It’s spring. Some of the birds have returned. Reassuring weather visits a few days a week. Like everyone else, though, I am somewhat depressed, gloomy, and have a sense of foreboding.
Screenshot of an article I would love to read but can’t because I have already read my five articles this month. But the title is jarring: WHY is tRUMP blocking Medicaid from treating us? Inexplicable buffoonery yet again from this pathogenic administration:
CNN-provided quote from tRUMP claiming victory in the CV test kit drama. Of course, it’s a lie:
Something ain’t right.
I’m concerned for myself. I belong to a group of people in the higher risk older population, and my relative good health won’t change that fact.
I’m concerned more for my parents- 88 and 92 years old, living in senior housing, 13 hours away by car.
Im worrying I’ll never see my parents again after reading reports of the Washington State nursing home where I heard just yesterday(!!!) that they still have not received test kits for all the patients, and the staff has never been tested at all because test kits DO NOT EXIST.
tRUMP and pence lie to us and brag about their perfect test kits. Perfect like the phone call. Perfect like the transcripts.
SUCH PATHETIC BULLSHIT.
Lying tRUMP blurts “anyone who wants can get tested!” ANYONE! tRUMP claims that you just gotta go to the right place and ask the right people, no specifics offered. Folks- THERE IS NO SUCH PLACE. There are no such people. He got rid of the places and the people in 2018- Why?
Really! tRUMP actually blurted that perfect phone call selfishness out in an unplanned, unscripted, stream of consciousness the other day, the Ukraine issue still forefront for him at a time when everyone else in the country is thinking about something else- something like dying.
Just goes to show all of us what is uppermost on tRUMP’s tiny, malignant, corrupt mind. Anyone who can listen to him speak such foolishness and still see anything positive about that person must just be experiencing life in some alternate universe where truth, honesty, and compassion are as relevant as going the 55 mile an hour speed limit on the interstate.
As I peer into my murky future, I worry. I worry about coming down with a serious case, without health insurance, and how the hell I am going to cope with what is understood to be excruciating suffering for some.
Yet, some mornings, as I walk to the truck to go to work, I see the sun dancing in my yard playing with the bark on ginkgo trees, with the maroon leaves of my honeysuckle bush, and the yellow-green needles on my dwarf hemlock that I bought in 1987. The rows and rows of my blueberry plants all have red stems and are about to flower then berry. Will I be healthy enough to put the netting up?
I hear the birds as I lay in bed before getting up. The earth is waking up just like I am, Just like it has every other spring morning as far as I can remember back into my childhood in Mt. Kisco, NY. The natural world is going through the motions of existing at a time when only 25% of the insects have survived humanity. One third of the birds- POOF- gone because of us. Mass extinctions around the corner because of global warming. I wonder if they are observing this epidemic with the concept of “fitting justice” on their mind.
I found comfort in seeing my first cardinal this year yesterday. A certain unidentified, unnamed, yet familiar bird flock returned to the nursery today, I saw the black birds with yellow eyes in a large tree behind the greenhouse. These black birds nest about six to ten feet off the ground in our Norway spruce trees. I never sell those trees until the baby birds have flown away, and when they fly close to me On a sunny day, I can see the feathers are unerringly shiny jet black. They fly fast towards the nests, micro adjustments in direction attained with a unique tail feather arrangement that rotate along the spine, twisting like one’s wrist clockwise and counter clockwise in order to turn right, left, up, and down. There is no other bird like that to the best of my knowledge.
(I found out the name of that bird!
Bulbs I planted thirty years ago are coming back, uncaring returnees no matter what goes on in the world, “what coronavirus?”
I find my peace in nature. The time I waste observing and appreciating nature soothes the soul, and isn’t a waste at all. A lot of what is happening now that the earth has life again is comforting and reassuring and is a pleasant distraction to what is in the news.
Why, then, does my mind skip right back into depression as soon as I go back to work?
Because we have no leader.
Loser tRUMP defunded the agencies responsible for caring for us in case of an epidemic like this. WHY? What the hell was his rationale? Sure would like to hear his lies now about that. Better yet, I would rather not hear one more word from that pathogen, he has damaged our country enough.
As our little epidemic ravages our hearts and souls, tRUMP remains totally clueless.
WE DONT CARE ABOUT THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW.
WE NEED ACTIONABLE MEDICAL care. NOW.”
Falling on deaf ears as the world spins. His goddamn wall. Payroll tax cuts. Fed infusions. All he thinks about is getting re-elected. What an entirely pathetic, useless person.
If my parents die because there aren’t contingency plans in place because of his asinine CDC budget cuts, their blood will be on his tiny hands.
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?
What a fucking joke.
As I was finishing this entry, pandora played this song, Seems sarcastically fitting.
Addition to my depressing blog entry, 12 hours later, from CNN:
Link to article- WATCH THIS VIDEO, it’s important:
And now this!!!
LINK TO ARTICLE:
As the head of a family or a company, one must accept ALL RESPONSIBILITY for everything that happens under your watch. That’s the mature and responsible and EXPECTED position to have.
Pathetic tRUMP, once again, seems to never have learned that lesson from his mommy.
Some mature president, I forget who, once said:
”THE BUCK STOPS HERE!”
From CNN, this screen shot from today’s paper:
Saturday morning update-
Here is an article from Texas about what happens to you when you get infected:
LINK TO ARTICLE:
AND THEN THIS- on NPR this morning some are suggesting that tRUMP is manipulating the speeches to advantage the stock markets.
...that Fox News and the PATHETIC tRUMP administration is the epitome of an ORWELLIAN example of manipulative governance.
They predict that the administration’s next step is to find scapegoats to blame for the crisis. It’s already started with tRUMP blaming Obama for the situation. Seems valid to me.
As for the nursery, I’m cancelling some of my orders for this spring.