political convention

political convention

Friday, December 11, 2020

Over 3,000 deaths a day!


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

                                                        Pandemic Poetry
                                            Wear a Mask ?
Raccoons Have the Answer

Racoons all wear masks and nobody had to ask.
  Bare faces spread the virus and President simply laughs.
But raccoons are more intelligent with 
knowledge Trump can't grasp.
They also find him beneath contempt
and know a dreadful fact:
The bleached-blond wig that Donald wears
was made from a 'coonskin cap. 


Friday, April 17, 2020

Essential Business

States hoping to stop the spread of coronavirus have closed schools and non-essential businesses and told citizens to stay at home except for urgent tasks like shopping for food or filling prescriptions.

But these rules have made some people edgy. President Trump, for example, said he was tired of watching reruns of old baseball games and longs for the real thing (can you believe it, baseball fans?).

Now a few governors have decided to re-define some activities as "essential" because they appeal to certain constituencies. South Carolina has allowed sex shops to stay open. In Florida professional wrestling matches will  be allowed. 

Wrestling in Florida is essential to some people because it makes them lots of money. One beneficiary is Vince McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). McMahon is a pal of President Trump's and was named recently to the president's multi-industry council on re-opening the economy. So it's not surprising that Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida and Trump sycophant, was happy to reclassify professional wrestling as an essential  business, just like pharmacies and food markets. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Trump-Infected Zombies

Protest Anti-virus Restrictions

Thousands of demonstrators have blocked streets and impeded access to public buildings in Michigan, Ohio and several other states to protest state government stay-at-home orders meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. President Trump supported  the demonstrators, tweeting that they should "liberate" their states. Most of the protesters did not wear protective masks or maintain safe distance from others, as recommended by health experts. But some did carry firearms and wave Confederate flags, actions that epidemiologists say are not effective in preventing covid 19 disease. President Trump, has questioned the need for a continued shut-down across the country and has refused to wear a protective mask. As of 4/24/20, more than 50,000 Americans have died from the virus and there is not yet a vaccine or a cure. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

#He Too

President George W. Bush gives
German Chancellor Angela Merkel an
affectionate massage at the 2006 G8 Summit.

Monday, March 4, 2019

President Trump
Reveals Previously
Unknown Oratorical Talent

"Now we have people that lost [the election] and unfortunately wrong people in a couple of positions and they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there and all of a sudden they’re trying to take you out with bull shit." 

Speech to Conservative Political Action Conference, March 2, 2019

Great American Oratory

…That we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863.

This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address,  March 4, 1943
So, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address, January 17, 1961.

 …From every mountainside, let freedom ring… And when this happens, and when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963.
This is our time…to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.
Barrack Obama, Presidential Victory Speech,  November 5, 2008