Did anyone watch the press briefing live today? Ever seen something so incredibly otherworldly? Ever seen a politician, not to mention an American president, act so poorly? On live TV? Ever been so mad and embarrassed for us as a nation?
I haven’t, and I hope that I never do again, but realize that it’s just worthless wishful thinking. Asshole tRUMP will lie his way into the ground, and when this is all over, history will judge him poorly, as the most lethal enemy to have ever attacked our country. Mark my words, the death toll from this epidemic very possibly could surpass the death toll from all of our wars combined, times five plus.
The nursery has been closed in self-quaranteening wisdom since Monday, and I have been lightly sick since then too, not knowing if I have CV or if I have intensely stressed myself into malaise.
I just found out that the bank teller who gave me $300 cash Friday a week ago went home sick early today. When I was there that day the usually chipper young lady looked forlorn- never saw her like that before. I asked her what was wrong and she said her stomach hurt. Three days ago, I read that China says that was one of the first symptoms in most of their cases, along with diarrhea. She passed me the money barehanded.
Needless to say, I’m scared shitless now, not knowing anything, and having a desire to let really sick people use the medical services.
Link to article-
(Link to Forbes article-)
But what I watched today was the single most pathetic load of BULLSCHITT lies that I have ever heard in my 61 long years anywhere by anyone. tRUMP lied more destructive BS counterproductive fibs today than ever before, guiltily giving false hope to us all that his stupid idea of using a malaria vaccine to treat a completely different pathogen- astoundingly ludicrous.
When people come into my store to get something to fix a plant problem, my education and experience kicks in to sleuth through the chemical options to the problem. Takes years to be able to do that. Sometimes I have difficulty, sometimes I take a name and number and get back to them with the answer. Fungus issues are the most difficult- some look alike, but most need different chemicals to cure the unique problem.
What the F makes dotard think that he is qualified to imagine his way into a cure for this? He was quickly put in his place by the experts, then replied
“WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO LOSE?”
”I’M RIGHT A LOT, OK? I’M RIGHT A LOT”
But tRUMP is under tons of pressure to fix his fuckup- denying this epidemic from the beginning, democratic hoax... remember? Now, tRUMP the pathogen must crawl out of his deep hole, and he will not be able to as republicans and democrats alike start to get buried- no, make that cremated.
I’m not wrong about this- what Italy is living is us in three or four days to a week, and then for two months or more past that.
The real American heroes now, in addition to all the medical folks, are the ones who brave death supplying us all with the goods that we need to survive this thing. If large tips were ever in need for appreciated service, NOW IS THE TIME. That grocery checkout person? Every person who gets rung out by them might just be the person who ends that cashiers life.
As I write this, I feel my forehead burning, and my throat is sore and my nose is sniffly, unusual for one who gets sick once every three or four years. Again, I’m half convinced that my unease is self-inflicted stress-caused illness that’s will go away when I can get out of this depression.
Our “president” was behind the mike today with his stupid orange makeup over-applied getting stroked by his sycophants (or else they get fired).
Stroke tRUMP’s fragile ego, pence. Kiss his ass, pompousAO.
California predicts 65% of California’s 40 million people will get the bug. If ~2% die from it in a worst cast scenario, that’s approximately 825,000 dead. Do the math, dotard.
Keep lying to the country, republican brown-nosers, and tell us what a great job tRUMP has done/is doing. Republican congressmen and senators are still saying, even yesterday, that they agree with tRUMP, that this entire thing is being blown way out of proportion, that we should continue on with our way of life and support our economy. (Gaetz/Jordan/Alaskan Senator/Jon Johnson Wisconsin/pathetic Devin nunes). Mcconnell? That loser reduced the checks down to a one time $1200 check- BFD. How long will that last?
I stand to lose my house and a business that I have worked at for about 44 YEARS. $1200??? Do I get that every week? tRUMP gonna pay for my hospitalization?
Watching this lie-fest was so disturbing I cannot even settle down enough to type onto my phone my thoughts. My hands are shaking and my fingers make mistakes. Gone are the days of presidential nobility and honor. Has tRUMP no honor at all? How ‘bout telling us the truth for once, or is that something his mommy forgot to teach him?
My conclusion all along is this:
“President” tRUMP is human garbage, and is 100% responsible for our crisis, and now we witness him lying his way out of this, blaming the Chinese, the obama administration, and anyone else he can.
“tRUMP’s coronavirus,” as I call it, was predicted back in 2006 (scroll down for details), 2009, 2011 and ‘14. Pathogen tRUMP disbanded the organizations Obama passed on to him during the transition because tRUMP desired to eliminate any trace of Obama’s accomplishments whilst in office.
tRUMP is a human piece of shit, and hopefully he resigns in the next couple of months, weeks, hopefully tomorrow. tRUMP, and his supporters are human garbage, criminal in their actions, the rest of us will pay dearly for with our lives and futures. Notice how the politicians sold their stocks as they assured the government was ready? Some politicians are honorable, some are not. I feel the overwhelming majority of republicans are morally corrupt, having sold their souls to tRUMP long ago to keep their jobs and stature. I believe most democrats (not all) are morally honest.
tRUMP was impeached once but corrupt republicans allowed him to survive politically.
Funny that a single celled organism will do the work that the impeachment process failed to do. Too bad millions of us might die in order for that to happen. Certainly not worth the price.
Starting today, the real damage starts, with rumors swirling that in TWO DAYS OUR COUNTRY WILL BE SHUT DOWN BY THE MILITARY. Who knows?
I would much rather talk here about horticulture, but since that option was taken away from me by -
the Chinese and their environment-destroying lives
unbridled international travel
diabolical single-celled criminally insane virus
criminally pathetic negligent tRUMP himself
Yeah- I blame tRUMP most of all for this, but he won’t be around much longer, the voters will see to that:
LINK TO ARTICLE:
LASTLY, if my words seem harsh, Maddow really hates trump too, but on worldwide television-
I already put this into a blog entry a few days ago but here it is again for reinforcement:
PLEASE send this link to as many people as you can so the visualizations on this epidemic spreading gets into people’s brains and keeps them HOME.
AND YOU NEED TO READ THIS- link is below my screenshot-
BLOOD DONATIONS APPARENTLY DESPERATELY NEEDED. Here are the blood bank locations:
Want a chuckle?
My own symptoms started Monday am about 4am- a little runny nose in one nostril as my head was on one cheek on my pillow. The runny nose lasted all day, with sniffles. I had read that one woman’s infection started that way, so I was worried.
Monday night, the runny nose disappeared.
Tuesday I woke up with a sore throat on one side just above my Adam’s apple. That lasted all day, not bad, but noticeable, and it too disappeared Tuesday night.
Monday, Tuesday, and all day right up to right now my face is burning hot and I have a headache. I have been self-quaranteening since Thursday, sitting around reading the news, texting and talking with people, worrying. I’ve been spreading any news I find informative, and there is nothing else on my mind.
Just this morning, as I went upstairs to get dressed, it occurred to me that maybe I was making MYSELF SICK, all by myself from stress.
All the joy is out of my life. I don’t listen to music anymore. I don’t do anything outside, don’t play my kid’s addictive PlayStation game. I worry 24/7, and read every newspaper I can get my hands on to stay informed.
All my conversations are about “tRUMP’s coronavirus.” I figured if tRUMP can blame the Chinese for this, then I can blame him for his “Laaa Deeee Daaaa” approach to protecting us.
This morning I realized that I’m killing myself. I’m worrying myself into the grave. When humans worry so much, their immune system responds to that, becomes stressed itself, is weakened to the point where a real pathogen comes along, finds no defense, and is able to kill its victim.
Im no scientist, but I’m not stupid either. My new approach to survival besides strict isolation is to care for myself with positivity and self happiness as much as possible.
Today I’m going to shower, shave, get dressed, and start cleaning. I’m gonna pack up a bunch of clothing for goodwill, make a dump run, call and text people with conversations about ANYTHING OTHER THAN CV.
Most of us will get through this but it will be without help from Washington DC. Man, do I miss president Obama now.
Advice from someone who knows absolutely nothing about medicine: try your best to stay positive and happy despite the war we are in. Despite tRUMP’s coronavirus.
MY FRIDAY MORNING HEALTH UPDATE:
no runny nose
slightly sore throat
face burning hot
eyeballs hurt only slightly when I move them way up down right left.
I don’t know what my temperature is because I can’t find the one we have anywhere in the house from the last illness, and I can’t go out and buy one because CVS sold out in a few hours last Tuesday and their next shipment is coming in next Tuesday, so I’m in the dark.
Im convinced that it’s extreme stress, but who the hell knows? I’m pretending that I have the virus for the betterment of all. I’m not getting near anyone for any reason.
Ohhh, and remember that during tRUMP’s coronavirus’ murderous rampage, find health in music. Crank it up as you clean the house. Sing along as stupid as that sounds, it just might save your life.
Annnd, I just found this:
Link to the cartoonist’s scathing observations of our pathetic pathological pWesident tRUMP’s coronavirus:
Now this from a tRUMP ass-kisser, full sponsor of that administration. He and his ill-conceived malignant thought process only confuse the already doubtful as they carry on as if nobody is dying:
Link to unbelievably stooopid dissertation spewed out by yet another RepubliCON:
WHAT IS IT WITH tRUMP’s brown nosing Republicans? Here is yet another pathetic republican doing as tRUMP says to do-
HERE IS THE CNN ARTICLE LINK:
Screenshot from NY Daily News-
I just offered the nursery to the National guard and St. Vincent’s hospital for medical field tents.
Since I’m closed for the foreseeable future, that place might as well be used for something helpful. The store, warehouse, and greenhouse can be quickly converted, and outside there are probably three to three and a half acres of tent space for them. Not the best place for that purpose, I admit.
When I called the National Guard, they haven’t yet thought about where they will erect tents, nor have they erected any tents yet.
Next week, we are going to be in real trouble.
St. Vincent’s church across the street has a very nice paved flat property. I asked them if they wanted to use their property also but inexplicably, they said “NO.”
The reason they said “NO” was because they need the whole parking lot for Easter services. They still plan on holding services despite the fact that the entire country is going to start getting sick with thousands dying.
Why on earth would they ever think that God’s house can protect humans from coronavirus? They had services on Sunday too. Please, someone explain that.
The only reason they could still offer services despite all the news is that the Diocese needs to maintain donations to the church, and if that is the case, the nature of the Catholic Church is coming into clearer focus for me.
At a time of national crisis, we all have our challenges and jobs.
For most of us, our job is to stay home, and not to hoard (pathetic selfish people).
For others, it’s time to chip in and donate if you have a resource that can be of help to the greater good.
Ive volunteered my time at a hospital but they are rejecting those offers. Smartly I guess. I could have helped empty rooms or set up tents, I figured, but they have their own people who know how to act in a hospital.
So the only thing I have left to give is the nursery, if it can be of use to medical authorities.
Here we are 101 years later with an epidemic analysis written long before our own little epidemic (the one tRUMP took full credit since January for fully containing).
If you didn’t hate tRUMP before, you need to now. His arrogance and stupidity are blasting off the charts for all to see, even the pant leg-clinging brown nosing republicans who make tRUMP’s pathetic presidency viable. His rejection of science and scientists is going to result in many thousands of deaths, and the self-described “wartime president” needs to be tried for war crimes when (if) this is all over, Hope I live to see it.
It wasn’t until just yesterday that tRUMP is taking this seriously, but it’s two months too late. Thousands of people will die because tRUMP made this epidemic all about him and spread calm at a time when we should have been self quaranteening to stop it early.
This article makes extremely interesting reading, written in the recent past to warn and care for the future, advice ignored and discarded by our own presidential pathogen, tRUMP himself.
Click on the link below for some eyebrow-raising reading. When you finish the article, your mind just might say the same thing that mine just did:
”HOLY SHIT, this whole coronavirus thing seems to have been pretty preventable if our government had read this article!”
Yet because tRUMP always knows much much more than the experts in any field of science, economics, politics, and internal affairs, not to mention international relations, we find ourselves 100% screwed.
LINK TO ARTICLE:
A CONCRETE SOLUTION, PATH FORWARD, AND HOPE:
Watch this video- it’s long, but watch to the end. You will have direction for yourself then.
WASHINGTON POST, the best newspaper in the world has this for us!!!
Extremely illustrative article for clarity:
Good luck everybody, and hopefully soon I can write about horticulture again.
From the NEW YORK POST:
Yesterday, I cancelled all spring orders.
I let everyone go except one person.
I closed the gate until April 1st at least.
Then I called the town to ask about town taxes due in April. I’m closed. No $ coming in, doing the responsible civic duty thing. I’m not paying town taxes with the little cash I have left from no work all winter. I asked them what their plan is for people like me.
The tax assessor transferred my call to the tax collector who rudely transferred me to the first selectman's office, who transferred my call to the business development’s office who said the town has not talked about it yet, that I was the first call. Funny, I would have thought they would have figured that that issue would pop up. Inexplicable.
I DON’T WANT TO DIE!
The most dangerous place to go is stop and shop where people don’t take the scare seriously enough except to hoard essentials depriving needier people of basic goods. Pathetic and reprehensible behavior, unstopped by the store management.
If they took this seriously, they would have every other cashier open, have only one set of doors open with a police officer allowing ONE shopper per group in the store ONLY. Maybe have fifty shoppers in all at once. Give away latex gloves and make people put them on while inside the store. Temperature scan them before entering... temp over 99.4??? Not allowed in.
Then, after the first fifty people are let in, cop closes the door. First shopper out, next shopper in. Second shopper out, second shopper in.
This is the way everyone needs to think right now.
If you want a case of coronavirus, go to the grocery store when the parking lot has a lot of cars parked, and you will be sure to start sniffling in five or six days, guaranteed.
Just read this tonight, passing it on to you. Still gonna vote for tRUMP? You couldn’t possibly do that, not after reading this article- sickening.
Link to article about tRUMP maneuvering to control the possible coronavirus vaccine. Germany spilled the beans. At a time when everyone is worried about death, pathetic tRUMP wants more profits:
Our government is absolutely criminally negligent.
I apologize in advance for my vulgarity on this subject. It is unnecessary, yet I am pretty upset at Washington and republicans in general for dragging their feet and endangering our lives by doing NOTHING yet, lying to us continually, and having a list of rules for us to answer to qualify for coronavirus tests that DONT EVEN EXIST!
China recognized the threat and built THREE HUGE HOSPITALS in seven days flat. They mandatorily enforced strict curfews. They even shot one curfew breaker for violating his quarantine. Their measures are beginning to work with an almost flat trajectory of new cases at a time when ours is increasing exponentially.
Italy closed all stores in the nation and enforces a China-like curfew but the Italians warned us that they did so too late, and did not take it seriously enough.
Our government sucks- tRUMP JUST DOES NOT GET IT.
I saw pictures TODAY of Dulles international airport. Long lines of huddled masses of travelers coming back into our country having to stand in line SHOULDER TO SHOULDER with thousands of other people waiting four or more hours to get tested before getting let in.
Well, if they were not infected before standing in line, they are now. And these newly infected people will come to our communities and get us sick, and 2% will die.
THANKS, tRUMP, pence, Mnuchin (however you spell that fool’s name). Thanks for nothing. They just cheerlead how awesome tRUMP is handling this epidemic. You know, the one he said he conquered last month. How’s that going for you?
Then today during a phone call with a vet friend of mine it occurred to me to ask her a question:
Michelle, if an infected person pets my dog and then I cuddle with her, will I get infected?
At her clinic (Broad River Animal Hospital, Norwalk, ct), she tells her customers to sit in their cars until they get texts to come in when it’s their turn. I thought that to be brilliant.
Then, there is Fox News downplaying this crisis.
Last night a friend of mine watched Fox News and they said the crisis is being portrayed hysterically and totally out of proportion (ASSHOLES!).
This guy got in his car this morning and went to Westport to visit friends. The two of them came to the nursery to visit me. When I saw them, I was PISSED, because I have been extremely careful, basically self- quaranteening myself. Home/work/home/work and nothing else, the LAST THING I NEED is to have a visit from someone who just doesn’t get it! He walks through life like everything is normal, probably infecting everyone else.
I yelled at him- anyone else would have gotten back into his car and driven away never to consider me a friend of his ever again.
I told him- “DON’T TOUCH MY DOG!”
What does this asshole do (you already know)?
He reaches down and roughs up her hair and petted her happily, and that unleashed another round of swearing and yelling. How do you clean corona virus off your dog???
THANKS, Fox News.
Thanks for not doing one goddamn thing to protect us. Oh, by the way, where are the four million test kits you promised us??? tRUMP’S lies to us as a nation, republicans and democrats alike, will result in lots and lots of people dying.
Wanna read what pathetic devin nunes told people to go out and do? Obviously trying to appease his dark lord and master:
Lastly- here is something I thought about this am when I couldn’t sleep.
CV has a timeline. The virus has a past, a present, and a future. We know the past and the present but not the future.
I figured to see into the future clearly, all I need to do is look at the current state of affairs in Italy. What their life is like now is going to be us in ten or fifteen days. China too.
I figure that our country will suffer a worse fate than Italy with our political gelding tRUMP at the helm, too cowardly to do for us what needs to be done. He still refers to his perfect phone call as I worry about dying.
Figuring that our country will be on lockdown in two weeks, I decided to do that to myself four days ago. I’ve been telling friends to keep their kids home, this isn’t a snowstorm school closing, folks. Stay home. Self-quarantine yourselves.
What we do for ourselves now will save lives later.
I am also putting a link below for you to check out how CV is being reported around the country and around the world. We aren’t being told much, and tRUMP’s ORWELLIAN machine has shut scientists up. If they step out of line and speak truths tRUMP doesn’t like- YOU'RE FIRED.
Hey, DOTARD, this isn’t a game show. People are dying. Worst case scenario is that 1.7-2MILLION of us will die from this in the next year.
Oh, and this:
they project that there will be 21 million people who need isolated quarantines at the same time, yet there are only 961,000 beds like that in the whole country.
Where is the military when it’s needed most? Shut the country down. Close stores. Work from home- no more office working. No retail. No going to the park. Do not wait for tRUMPY to tell us what YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW to do for yourself.
Oh- and with regard to the hoarders, one more group of people to hate. I have two days of food in my house, uncertain if there is anything left at the grocery store. I feel that just by setting one foot into the store, that it’s a death wish as I read this morning that coronavirus lives up to nine days on plastic.
And yesterday I realized whilst at the grocery, people get too close to each other and the cashiers are closer than six feet. Seems that social distancing is applicable everywhere but at the grocery store. BE CAREFUL THERE.
When you take groceries home, wash each container off somehow. Don’t buy fresh veggies- you cannot wash them off!
link to other newspapers:
I started working at the nursery in 1977. The property lies under a commercial jet corridor. You can’t hear ‘em but you can see them and the contrails for hours afterwards. I’ve been looking up at them for DECADES. Today I was there for a few hours and did not see one jet, not one contrail, and the traffic on the highway out front was a tiny fraction of normal flow. I did not have one customer either.
See with your own eyes the way the skies looked 100,000 years ago. Looks like the airline industry is out of business for the foreseeable future. They pollute an ungodly amount of nasty shit and despite the circumstances, it’s a literal breath of fresh air to see actual unmolested blue sky. Same thing happened after 9/11.
Hellebores care not about coronavirus. This winter flowering tough perennial does what it does regardless of the pitfalls of mankind.
Did our way of life bring hell raining down upon us? If so, there is comfort in Mother Nature. Go outside and look for signs of life in your yard, take the epidemic off your mind for a while, it feels good.
Born on date- 1986, specially grafted for me. My old friend is called “Tsuga canadensis aurea nana,” or dwarf golden hemlock. It is an irreplaceable, impossible tree to acquire. It’s stature in my yard is ancient and sturdy on a four foot tall plant. If you fantasize for a moment, you’ll imagine this to be a 450’ tall tree towering over your head. Dwarf trees attain the same shape as giants- everything in proportion just smaller. I’m lucky to have this tree- did you ever say that to yourself about a tree of yours?
Pink dogwood left over from last year.
In the bakery business, leftovers break your teeth. In the grocery business, leftovers get discarded.
In the tree business (at least here), left over trees are repriced to a higher price because they are bigger and fuller than when they came in.
As soon as our dogwood trees come in, they are planted in mulch- the very same day. Within a month, they are fed with the best food money can buy. Two months later, the unsold trees are respaced and the strapping cut away from the neck of the tree to prevent girdling of the ever expanding trunk. Fall brings flower bud development, and spring then brings flower bud swelling.
I have a particular love for dogwoods- they’re native. They support native pollinators (highly endangered), they feed native birds in the fall with their large red berries. Their fall color is breathtaking, then there is their flower!!! Heart stopping!
This is what dogwood buds are about to look like. Swelling, cracking open their protective shell. Teentsy tiny pollen filled buds about to provide food to endangered pollinators.
Magnificent bracts (pink part) are vegetative neon signs waving their virtual arms- hey pollinator!!! Over here!!! Come pollinate me!!! The actual flowers are the yellowy balls in the center that turn into Red Bull energy berries for evening grosbeaks, robins, cardinals, wrens, etc, in the fall.
A partial collection of my surfing rocks. Every time I go surfing, I pick up a rock on my way out of the water. They are nice reminders of good times. Sometimes I go over to them and pick them up. They feel good in my hands- HEAVY, often sun-warmed, various tones of grey and tan and white, and smoothed by the underwater forces of nature over hundreds or thousands of years. In the various stages of sunlight during the day, they take on many different personalities as the sun is muted, then strong then muted again. I find solace, beauty, and happiness when I see them, even though they are just a pile of rocks. Beauty is in the beholder, I guess.
In September of 2017 I was surfing for the twentieth day in September in Rhode Island. That was the best surfing month in my long history (check out the September 2017 entries in the surfing blog on this website).My body was as jacked up as it’s been in decades from constant exertion, and I was strong as hell yet tired also.
That one day I had been in the water for a few hours and was pretty tired. The wave faces were ten to fifteen feet tall and perfect on a rainy cloudy day. I was paddling back out after riding one and I saw this wave headed towards me. It was not going to break in front of me, nor behind me- it was going to flop over right on TOP of me. Since there was nobody behind me, I broke a surfing rule- I ditched my board and dove straight down deep, as deep as I could in the little time I had.
On the rare occasion that I ditch my board, my eyes are always tightly squeezed shut to keep out the salt water and the only sensory input is sound, the feel of the swirling water around me, and the tumbling my body endures as the force of the wave molests my helpless body.
As predicted, I heard the giant wave implode directly above me. None of you probably have ever heard that noise but it’s LOUD and lasts for a long time as the wave goes towards shore. This wave-noise was different though. Added to the space shuttle-like rocket engine noise of the charging tumultuous white water was the grinding sound of an avalanche of boulders crashing down a steep slope above my head as my imagination looked up. That wave was so damn powerful it stirred up the boulders on the ocean floor. Because my eyes were shut my brain has been able to focus on my thoughts at that moment and has been able to remember every single detail about that one deep dive, like it happened yesterday.
The rock I took home that day is inside with other notable surfing rocks from singularly memorable days, and when I allow myself moments of reflection my mind drifts back to better times spent paddling in hurricanes. Will I be around for the next hurricane season?
Aconitum foliage from last year, coming back nicely.
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.
We dyed brown and black mulch Wednesday. That’s hard work, keeping up with that machine.
You can buy products from us, and have them delivered to you without ever coming into our store, if you are concerned about the above picture.
Drive through the parking lot and see which mulch or soil you want, and order it over the phone. We can deliver it to you. We never need to touch!