Like many, my vacation plans for 2020 got scrapped with the coronavirus.
My family and I don’t take a vacation every year. We try to take one every other year. This year was the “other” year. Under normal circumstances, we’d be getting ready to leave for Graceland. Under these circumstances, we’ve already taken a virtual tour of The King’s home and are striving to physically visit next year, maybe even doing it up and possibly staying at the adjoining hotel. They have some pretty swanky rooms.
So this vacation year will be like the “off” years and we’ll be doing day trips. Unfortunately, there aren’t many places to take a day trip to where you can actually do something. Luckily some zoos and aquariums are open so we’ll be able to at least say we did something on vacation this year. If we time it right we may even be able to hit the beach. If not, there’s always the pool. And at least we won’t end up with a ton of sand in our shoes.
Face masks. No, they’re not pretty and they’re far from comfortable. But I do believe they are helping keep the daily coronavirus cases down. At least in Massachusetts and many other states. Remarkably, there are only 15 states, and Washington, DC, currently, that require them. Research has shown that if they had been required nation wide months ago, we could’ve knocked our cases down by 80%. Now we’re on track for half a million cases by Christmas, especially if Florida has anything to do with it.
For the past several weeks the country, mainly in the south, has seen an influx of positive cases. Ironically, those states, namely Florida, Arizona and Texas, don’t require people to wear face masks.
Florida is right where Massachusetts was two months ago. They’re on the verge of reaching 100,000 cases tomorrow. Massachusetts is at 107,000 cases now and that’s only because we became transparent in our reporting only a few weeks ago. And we’ve come so far. We were the third highest in the country. Now the tables have been turned. Where the three hot spots once were NY, NJ and MA, they now appear to be FL, AZ and TX. NY, NJ and MA require face masks. FL, AZ and TX do not. Do the math.
Florida had close to 3500 new cases today alone. To put it in perspective, Massachusetts reported 125 cases today. It was only a month ago when it seemed we couldn’t get out of the thousands.
You’re a fool if you think the coronavirus is going away any time soon. It’s not. It may never go away, even if there is a vaccine. There’s a vaccine for the flu and that doesn’t go away. And people who get the flu have been known to have to wear face masks. So for your own safety and the safety of others, wear a damn mask when you’re out in public. Even if your state doesn’t require it.
Today SHITHOLE argued that churches are “essential” and that they must be reopened “now”! And he stamped his foot like a toddler and threatened the lives of all the governors if they tried to stop churches from opening. Like the SHITHOLE he is.
Yes, tell that to the priest of the church that died from coronavirus. Tell that to the thirty church choir members who came down with the coronavirus. Tell that to the many parishoners who have gotten sick from coronavirus. Tell that to the many priests who still refuse to open their churches because of coronavirus. And those are the ones we know of. That’s not mentioning the countless asymptomatic people. I’m sure they all feel their church is “essential”.
The word “essential” means “absolutely necessary or extremely important”. I’m sure to some “going to church” is “absolutely necessary” and “extremely important”. Just as going to work is “essential”. Because if we don’t go to work, we don’t get paid and then have no money to live. But you need to work if you want to get paid. You don’t need to go to church if you want to pray. Which is what I’m assuming all the fools who want to rush off to church are looking to do. Pray. For all I know they’re in a rush to gossip or receive that shitty tasting “communion”. But you don’t need to be in a big fancy building that costs tons of money to run, money that they siphon from you on a weekly basis (which is the real reason why they want their churches open so badly), to pray. You can pray wherever you are, whenever, however you want. For free. Your Higher Power Being will hear your prayer no matter where you are. That’s the beauty of prayer. After you pray you’ll feel as good (or as bad) as you would had you gone to church prayed. The biggest difference is that you’ll be safer.
Don’t let SHITHOLE, of all people, try to convince you otherwise. He’s the biggest hypocrite to religion and faith on the face of the planet. And one of the biggest, if not the biggest (in more ways than one) sinner.
The Vice President (also known as SHITHOLE 2) thinks he’s pretty special.
So special he can waltz right into the Mayo Clinic and gallivant all around among the patients without wearing a face mask. Because he’s regularly tested. And the morons around him are regularly tested. Or so he says.
Really? How regularly? On the hour, every hour? Which we all know is bullshit. And if that were the case, which it isn’t, maybe there’s the answer to where all the tests are. They are up SHITHOLE and SHITHOLE 2’s asses.
The Mayo Clinic isn’t getting off easy on this either. Since it is their policy that everyone in the hospital wear a face mask, and since they didn’t say a word or do a damn thing when this prick decided he was too special to wear one, they are as liable as SHITHOLE 2 is. Their credibility as a high-ranking hospital just went out the window. They are fools. Just like SHITHOLE 2 and of course SHITHOLE.
A handful of states have decided to take the plunge and end their stay-at-home policies, tossing caution to the wind, letting their citizens run amok, so they can get their haircuts, tattoos and drink refills, among other “pertinent” things. I’m sure these fools are all gearing up for Friday, possibly even camping out at their salon, so they can be the first patron in the door. Little do they know that some of these places are still refusing to open. Little do they know that many of the restaurants that may open will not have their favorite dishes available because they are short on supply. These fools are expecting these places to reopen and have it be just as it was back in March when they closed. These fools are expecting to go to these places and be safe. Boy, are these fools in for a surprise.
Let the fools have their day. They already have by holding their “protests”, demanding a freedom that they already have. Only a fool would “protest” the very means that is keeping them safe. Only a fool would hold a “protest” in a state that isn’t going to change their stay-at-home policy because they and a bunch of their buddies decide to block the entrance to a hospital. Only a fool would show up armed at a “protest”. That doesn’t make them a “protester”. It makes them a terrorist. And a fool.
Other than foolish, the signs have been comical: “I need a haircut”. Have you ever heard of a pair of scissors? Then cut it. “We need our teeth cleaned”. Holy fuck. Do you not brush your teeth? Shit, you only see the dentist twice a year for a cleaning and most people don’t even do that. The statements have been hysterical as well. My favorite is the fool who insists he needs to have restaurants open so he can get his free drink refills, because he’s tired of ordering two drinks at the drive-thru. That one doesn’t even win for bad excuse of the year, fool.
So to the fools I say “go for it”. Please be the foolish dummies that you are and demonstrate to the rest of us how it’s done. Better you fools than the majority of us.