Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tales From The Trumpster Fire

The Orange Clown is an embarrassment to the legacies of the four men carved into Mt Rushmore. Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia said it best, "yesterday we watched the most un-American speech ever delivered by an American president on the July 4th weekend".

The Orange Buffoon-In-Chief basically called everyone that doesn't support him un-American and traitorous. He used our Independence Day to tell a majority of our country that we are not welcome here in America. In other words, if we don't love him, we don't love our country.

The Orange Clown just promised that no one will ever desecrate Mt Rushmore, while he is desecrating Mt. Rushmore himself.

He tried to use bigly words, like totalitarianism, but can't pronounce them. Pronouncing totalitarianism is almost as hard as reading a daily briefing for this Clown. No wonder he screwed it up. For someone who loves totalitarianist regimes and wouldn't think twice about turning America into a theological totalitarianist state, it sounds as if he has never spoken the word totalitarianism before. Meanwhile he’s pointing the fingers at Biden’s cognitive decline. Oh the irony.

He is reading words on the teleprompter and you really feel that he is speaking word after word without understanding what he is reading. He didn't write it, has trouble reading it, and doesn't comprehend what he's reading. I can't imagine how this man got through school. He has the vocabulary of a drunken mentally deficient illiterate that grew up in a tin shack next to a garbage dump.

The Orange Clown is an embarrassment to the legacies of the four men carved into Mt. Rushmore. He is inept, incompetent, dishonest, amoral, selfish, greedy, immature, lazy, unfocused, functionally illiterate, and ignorant.

The economy's in the toilet, 44 million of Americans filed for unemployment, over 130,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, riots and lawlessness has spread throughout our country, soldiers deployed against American citizens.

Can you imagine how Republicans would’ve reacted if President Barack Obama had done this?

Are we tired of "winning" yet?


Friday, July 3, 2020

Wear a Mask. The Life You Save May Be Your Own.

As a healthcare worker, I am dumbfounded at our elected officials refusal to wear a mask. For the last two months, president Trump has trashed mask wearing, undermining his own government's advice.

2012 GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain condemned masks. I just learned yesterday that Cain is now hospitalized infected with COVID-19, less than two weeks after attending Trump's Tulsa, Nuremberg rally.

Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, who had said he did not believe in mandatory masks, is now reversing himself and is threatening people with fines up to $250 dollars. Last Wednesday, Texas reported almost 9,000 new cases, the highest one day total in Texas since the start of the pandemic.

Texas and Florida governors have been miserable failures protecting their citizens because they cared more about pleasing Trump. Two days ago, Florida shattered records with over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day.

As a healthcare worker, I've witnessed firsthand, friends and co-workers infected with COVID-19. I don't want to become another COVID-19 statistic.

As of today, July 3, 2020, the number of Americans who have died from COVID-19 is 130,000 people. I am not Nostradamus, but at this rate of daily infections, I predict that by Labor Day we will surpass the 200,000 mark. Our government response to this pandemic has been a complete and utter disaster. Our government has failed us.

About 100 million registered American voters did not cast a ballot in 2016. There's the old adage that "every nation gets the government it deserves". If you don't vote, you should not be complaining about the incompetence of Trump's regime. You had a chance to have a say in the outcome, and you blew it.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Game Over for Trump. I Like Presidents Who Aren't Traitors.

It's been five days since the report first came out, and the White House is still downplaying it claiming Trump wasn't informed that the Russian government paid bounties to Afghan militants who killed American troops.

If what the White House says now that Trump wasn't informed is true, the report makes him look weak. If he was informed, it means he lied about not knowing. If this report is true, and Russia's actions resulted in the deaths of American soldiers in Afghanistan, the president and everyone still defending him are traitors.

If that’s not treason, I don’t know what is.

Either Trump is a liar and he was briefed, or his national security people knew and kept it from him. Somebody committed treason, it's just a question of who. It is curious that the Stable Genius doesn't seem interested in getting to the bottom of this story. The Stable Genius is more upset at the tearing down of Confederate statues than of Russia putting bounties on our soldiers in Afghanistan.

There are now reports the White House knew about the bounties in 2019. If the report is true, and the bounty program resulted in deaths of US troops, I will say this again, the Stable Genius and anyone still defending the indefensible are traitors.

Anybody out there who's not working for Putin still supporting this traitor?

The smell of corruption out of the White House is becoming overwhelming! Soon you'll need a mask not for COVID-19, but for the stench of corruption.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Seniors Just Want to Have Fun

Another day, another stupid action on the part of the Stable Genius. So I am asking myself, why am I watching a video retweeted by the Stable Genius of apparent MAGA supporter yelling "White Power" from his golf cart?

I probably have better things to do than watching something so predictable. In his since-deleted tweet, the president thanked the great people of The Villages, a retirement community in Florida.

By a curious coincidence, I found this gem in the video comment section:
"The Villages. Number one per capita for STD's in Florida. Management needs to cut off the residents’ supply of Viagra."

Ok, now I'm intrigued, this comment piqued my interest.

A quick search tells me that The Villages, the biggest gated retirement community for seniors in the United States, had become known as the senior community with one of the highest STD rates among it's residents. Others argue that the std's story in The Villages is an urban legend.

Apparently there is a black market for Viagra, tales of prostitutes frequenting the retirement community, and several arrests of senior citizens engaging in sex in public in their golf carts. There is a book by Andrew D. Blechman called "Leisureville", about the nightlife in The Villages. Even the New York Post released a story eleven years ago, with the headline “Romance and STDs: Inside Florida’s Wild Retirees Getaway."

The Villages is now home to more than 125,000 people. The New York Post article claims that the ratio of women to men in the community was 10 to 1.

With a female-to-male ratio of 10 to 1, sounds like a paradise for elderly who are seriously getting it on.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Everybody Poops, Including Astronauts

According to wikipedia, Houston, we have a problem origin can be traced to the phrase in past tense (“Houston, we've had a problem here”) that was used by the crew of the Apollo 13 moon flight, to report a major technical problem back to their Houston base.

Have you ever look at some of those new inventions and thought, "what a simple idea! Why didn't I think of that?" Are you the type of person who have a list of ideas on how to improve a product or even create a new one?

What type of inventor are you?

Everybody poops, including astronauts. I just read an announcement where NASA is willing to pay to the person who can design a toiled than can function on the moon. NASA is willing to pay up to $35,000 dollars.
Imagine clogging the Space Shuttle toilet, where do you find a plumber?

So, who wants to design a space toilet? 


Saturday, June 27, 2020

National HIV Testing Day - Saturday June 27 2020

Looking back, it feels like it was a long time ago we would drive around Philadelphia rough neighborhoods in a mobile outreach van, testing people for HIV.

Those were busy days, too many HIV positive new diagnosis weekly. Our focus was twofold: offer antibody test and counseling to people at risk for infection and connecting them to medical, behavioral, and drug/alcohol programs.

We targeted IVDU shooting galleries, needle exchange programs, street sex workers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, etc.

Getting tested is the only way to find out if a person have HIV.

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Thanks to COVID-19, most of the community based sites that the Department of Health funds were shut down for safety reasons at the end of March. Some of these agencies had to reinvent themselves, and now are offering at-home HIV testing. The new campaign is called "Life as We Know It".

Today, Saturday June 27, 2020, (National HIV Testing day), some agencies are hosting a Facebook Live conversation at 1:00 pm on topics including at-home testing and reducing stigma.

My only concern about this new initiative, is that people who are homeless experience higher rates of HIV infection. Homeless individuals who engage in IVDU shooting galleries, and street workers exchanging sex for money will not be able to access at-home HIV testing. When a person is homeless, they have a more difficult time staying in HIV care and adhering to HIV medications, and experience worse health outcomes as a result of HIV infection.

Maybe Community Health Centers in Philadelphia should follow the Stable Genius suggestion :

“If you don’t test, you don’t have any cases. If we stopped testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any.” — Trump said at a June 15 roundtable discussion at the White House.

[ The picture on the bottom of this post, is a small display of AIDS Memorial Quilts at the Philadelphia AIDS Walk taken in 2010. ]


Friday, June 19, 2020

Why Do You Keep Hiring People That You Believe Are Wackos and Liars?

Yesterday, CBS Reporter Paula Reid asked the Stable Genius : “Why do you keep hiring people that you believe are wackos and liars?” This question is in reference to the Stable Genius previous claim that he would hire the best people in his administration, only to insult his former staffers after they leave and write books.

In addition, Paula Reid asked another question: "If the White House had Bolton’s book for six months prior to publication, why didn’t the administration try to block publication sooner?" The Stable Genius ignored Reid’s questions and left without answering them.

Bolton says, and I quote: "I don't think he's fit for office. I don't think he has the competence to carry out the job". Bolton also says Trump engaged in various instances of Quid Pro Quo against the best interests of the United States, but in the best interest of his re-election chances.  "He second-guessed people's motives, saw conspiracies behind rocks, and remained stunning uninformed on how to run the White House."

So Bolton now says Trump is not fit for office. How does that reflect on Bolton that he worked for the Stable Genius regime until he was fired? All that time he served the Stable Genius didn't say a word.  Either he knew he was going to be getting book deals out of it and totally ignored his conscience for money, or he had no conscience to begin with.

And the circus continues.

[ John Bolton cartoon is courtesy of Our Cartoon President animated satirical television series. ]