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Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavisrus Invasion


               As of today, March 13th, Planet Earth is closed! This action is necessary to accommodate the rampant stupidity flying across the planet today. It has also been reported, by unnamed sources, that the Martians and Mercurities have diverted their invasion forces. Why? It was once thought by their leaders they would find intelligent life on Earth. For eons they watched our planet evolve. They marveled at the technological advances those puny humans made. In one century, they made great strides in medicine, weapons, philosophy, empathy and to a degree enlightenment. They were wiping out crippling diseases, extending life expectancies and reducing birth rate mortalities.
         At one point, they feared the planet was in trouble in 1918. A disease unknown to the foreigners swept across the planet decimating a third of its population. But they rebounded and forged forward. Still, man continued to battle back. They noticed other diseases that were rampant in the human race. After intercepted messages they learned of Small pox, Cholera, tuberculosis, whooping cough, typhus Polio, measles, mumps and something called Eboli.
         By the Earth calendar another cataclysmic event occurred, they called it World War Two. While both of the invading armies were familiar with war, what they witnessed was frightening. With the exception of a few countries, the Earth was on fire. In the end, they wept for the 60million lives the conflict extinguished. But once again, those people on the paradise planet prevailed and came back stronger, smarter and more resilient than ever. But then, the tide began turning in a way no one could foresee.
         The invention of what the Earthlings called the, “I-Phone” made connectivity to all humans possible overnight. Information could be sent around the globe in a matter of seconds. Truly, it appeared the time was ripe to move-in and glean the fruits of this advanced societies advances. Or was it?  There was one invention they took for granted-Television. On the surface they admired the technology and found it amusing at times. They were amazed at how a race so advanced could be so enthralled with a box displaying images. A once proud planet that thrived on hard work, resiliency and physical exertion was becoming complacent, lethargic and lazy. Still, if they got there in time, the prize was  worth taking.
         And then the unimaginable happened. They watched through their imaging devices a panic unseen in their centuries of studying the planet. A mass panic was gripping the planet. Was it a coming war? Was a natural catastrophe occurring? Were the bodies of water rising? Were storms ravaging the surface? No. It was none of these. Then what could it be? The question was answered when then decided to examine those boxes that were in every household across the world. For those that didn’t have one, they were found congregating at other gathering places glued to every word the other humans were saying. Why?
         When they found the answer they were searching for, they were shocked. This race of people that had endured, suffered, risen again and flourished were being convinced that the world as they knew it was coming to an end. Something called Coronavirus was sweeping the planet and it was the people in the boxes who were spreading the word. But it wasn’t only the words they spoke it was the way they spoke. They found themselves mesmerized by the bright spot lights, the smartly dressed hosts and the headlines that kept changing. For several days they too, became transfixed with the box and those who kept talking to them. When the commanders of the invasion fleets were not receiving daily reports, they decided it was time to investigate what was going on.
         They were shocked! None of the normal duties or maintenance operations were being performed. Drills had been canceled. Debris littered the once pristine floor. When they identified the problem and held a high-level conference, they came to the same conclusion, in order for them to achieve their goals, they would have cut the transmission and attempt to regain control and discipline. They knew there could be backlash, but it was worth the chance. Without asking for consent the transmission was cut. The initial reaction was as expected. A few cases of mutiny were logged. Many of the soldiers displayed acts of depression and withdrew from the others. Sick bays were crowded with lethargic, lazy, mindless individuals. They had lost the ability to think for themselves and function. In a week, there were signs of improvement. The doctors verified the leaders fears-it was the box that had caused the epidemic. Turning off the box was the best medicine.
         With this new found information, both forces convened a military conference to discuss future plans. It was agreed, at this time, all plans of conquest were put on hold until the people of the planet were able to regain their senses and become the resilient race they had studied and admired for centuries.
         During the conference one of the leaders who was considered an expert on the human race brought up a saying he had gleaned from his intense studies that came from the 1980’s, earth time. It was, “garbage in, garbage out.” At the time, the saying baffled him. No longer. After studying the mysterious box and reading the doctors reports, he now understood the words and their effect on the human race. How would it effect his people? It was decided, the risk wasn’t worth it.
         See, they weren’t coming to conquer the planet in a sense, they were coming to consume those they had been studying and one must be careful what they consume, shouldn’t they?   

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Democracy 2020

Think you vote doesn't count? Think it's not your problem and some else will handle the problems? Think again. I did a comparison of the Super Tuesday results and compared them to the 2016 election. You draw you own conclusions. Bottom line, get out and vote. Your vote counts!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Democratic Debate february 25th 2020

Yes, I watched the Democratic debate tonight and have a few questions and observations.
            Joe Biden, I guess he thinks being forceful with his answers is going to stir more support. Perhaps. But, when the questions about China, North Korea, Iran, and Russia were asked in how he would handle the current situations he would always start out with, “I’m the only one on stage that has dealt with world leaders.” Okay, Well, you were the Vice-President, so it’s good to know you were doing something. And if you did meet with them, why didn’t those countries listen to you? Why were human rights being dismissed in the Far East? Why didn’t Russia pull out of the Crimea and the Ukraine? Why didn’t the civil war end in Syria?
            Bernie Sanders. Let’s be honest, he’s just mad and he’s passionate about being mad. He still holds the rebel rousing cry of the 60’s war movement and hippies, thus, he appeals to young voters. How many of us remember our mental state back in the late sixties and early seventies? If the man is so upset with dictatorial leaders, someone tell me why he honeymooned in the USSR. Not Russia, but the USSR? Praising Castro for improving literacy among the youth of Cuba is absurd. Lenin did the same thing after the Revolution and what those children learned was how wonderful the system of Communism would propel their lives and they would share in the wealth of the state. How did that work out for millions and millions of Russians?
            Warren. It’s hard to say what she wants to do. She keeps repeating herself with zero substance. She comes across as whiny and insecure. Just my opinion. I think she’d have a better chance building foundation in sand. It’s about as stable as her campaign.
            Amy Klobuchar is a bit of a wild card. I did catch her on Bill Maher last week and heard nothing different other than, “We need to beat Trump.” Not much of a campaign strategy. She is like Warren only comes across as more prepared and likeable. Still, I don’t see her gaining any momentum. Enjoy staying in the Senate.
            Pete Buttigieg. He is the anomaly of the group. He’s young and vibrant but needs more seasoning. Arguing with your opponents is not a wise tactic. State your opinion and move on. If, an opponent attacks you directly and not policy, then by all means, take some of their hide with you. Otherwise, suck it up and move on.
            Tom Steyer. Someone tell me why he was up there? He only muddied the waters and added noting but a warm body on the stage. His chances are zero.
            Mike Bloomberg He was better prepared tonight but lacks the charisma to charm voters. His wasn’t as combative tonight which was a plus, but he lacks the unseen talent of charming and swooning the masses. His best chance is taking a page from Ross Perot when he went against Bush Sr and target the 35-60 demographic thus forcing a contested convention.
            Overall, it was entertaining but when it comes to world diplomacy, we have seen through history how well it works. In 1940, Chamberlain declared, “Peace in our Time.” In 1978 Carter said almost the same thing about the Middle East “Peace in the region.” We know how that turned out. To be naïve that diplomacy will start wars on planet Earth is extremely naïve. No, we as a country don’t want it, but that is the US. Many of our Allies, Great Britain, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Japan are not interested in war, but when it comes, we must be prepared and none of those onstage gave me a feeling they would be able to lead this country. No one up there is an FDR or Harry Truman.
            The moderators brought up the coronavirus and how it is going to spread across the United States. We heard the same scare tactics with West Nile virus and Eboli. I couldn’t believe Biden took credit for stopping it and said he would go to China and tell them what to do and how to monitor it. Well, Joe, why didn’t you do something when you were in power? Hmm. I understand it is a deadly virus, but so is the flu. How many have died this year from it? All the candidates complained about the cuts the CDC yet none addressed why that organization and the World Health Organization cannot stop the flu? Why? Blaming Trump is not the answer or the cure.
            As I said at the beginning, it was entertaining, yet if I was an Independent still on the fence, nothing I saw tonight would convince me to vote for any of them. And that is the battle they have if they want any chance of defeating Trump in November.