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Black plate

In the Walmart parking lot: The black Delaware license plate is an old one reserved for the early settlers of Delaware. You can get one at auction or by inheriting one. Yup, Delaware, Sussex county, Republican, asshole. Really!? And, you left your window open. I’d have liked to have poured a bottle of root beer into the front seat. Some people walk around as though there are no vindictive Democrats left in the world. But, without too much trouble, we know who you are and how to find you! Yeah, you should be looking out your rear view mirror.


Need to know

We live in a conservative neighborhood. Let’s go Brandon is a curse against Biden. Another pick-up truck was traveling down the road with curses like, “F adam schiff.”

I daresay you drive with this on your car and your ID. That license plate is not too hard to trace. We know who you are. Should you worry? At least, I would think twice about it. If you are an asshole, you should be circumspect at how much you told people what you are. But then again – idiots.


Eh?

If you don’t get it? You must be dumb, or, a Republican. ‘Nuff said. Someone is finally speaking up for the “rest” of us.


Tone Deaf

Idiot. Is there any other word? Worse? Agreed. Flaming stupid idiot? Tweet, tweet! You cannot tweet anymore. He – 45 – was persuaded that January 6 was not a good day to hold a news conference. Hmmmm, does he have a brain? Ah! You guessed! I’m not a fan nor supporter. The distaste is palpable a year later. Lock him up!!


Ah! You…

…bastards! You tiptoe around. You do dirty tricks and hope they won’t be found out. You truly are evil bastards! In the miserable pouring rain as we passed on a cold dark night through Maryland on the way home… Colleen was struck by revelation! She has been casually watching gas prices as we traveled this holiday season – NY NJ MD WV OH. Democratic friendly states – about $3.29 and up for gas. West Virginia, $2.75. Ohio, $2.83. Umm… who #$#@#% represents those states in Congress? manchin and jordan. I read how joe is in the pocket of fossil fuel… oh! This is how they pay/BRIBE! joe back for his efforts to stall the democratic agenda. This is pretty blatant “pork.” Payback’s a bitch. Me? It never occurred to me how low ‘special interests’ would go. Price gouge your neighbor especially if they are Democrats. Colleen is simply brilliant. Or you are dumb to think, we would not notice your “stink.”


Bad idea

I want to short the stock on this drug. Pilocarpine, it’s been around forever. Drops: charge me $80 a month? Really?! The drops constrict your pupil. It has been used for glaucoma forever. Closing down your pupil improves the depth of field therefore you perceive better focus. It’s akin to a camera focal f-stop opening. The downside? When you close down the pupil, you have difficulty seeing in the dark. The immediate danger – driving at night! And, therein, lies the source of untold law suits. People are dumb. And, they drive at night. Dumb drivers at night, how smart is that? So, the price on this stock is going straight down. No good deed goes unpunished.


I wuz wondering

Umm, I don’t have Mark Meadows on speed dial on my phone. Do you? So, I’m wondering how cozy Fox news is to 45 (he, who shall not be named) to have Fox news anchors with direct access to the Chief of Staff. A direct line! And then, to advise? Does this cross the line between reporting the news and …? Oh! I see. It means nothing. Fox is the public relations arm for 45’s presidency. They immediately reported lies and continued to lie about the results of the 2020 presidential election results. Aha! Fox is the propaganda arm of the Republican party. … cuz, no one seems to pick up on Meadows being advised by news anchors.?!#$@$#!!! Three! Count ’em! Three anchors!! Ingraham, Hannity, and Kilmeade!! News organizations report the new unless, they make the news. I guess it’s good to be king! I can say emphatically, that I did not sign up to have a king of the United States.


Confusion reigns

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Starting now: you may not post a pic or video to Twitter without permission of person or persons depicted. It’s a joke? Street photography? Public tourist sites? A public demonstration? How do you go about getting 100k signatures of permission at a rally? This one failed before the good intention hit the pavement. I get it. Enforcement is easy: no pictures or video. I don’t Twitter. Should you?


Do you believe this shit?

TRUTH Social claims it will be a place that “encourages an open, free, and honest global conversation without discriminating against political ideology.” And yet, its terms of service forbids users from using the platform to “disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.” NPR

“In a press release, Trump explained the need for his new social network: ‘We live in a world where the Taliban has a presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced.’ I don’t think Trump’s making the point that he thinks he is in that. All he’s telling us is that he’s more offensive than the Taliban.” — JAMES CORDEN

“The site was briefly accessible to the public last night, and was immediately overrun by trolls, including one who started a fake account under the former president’s name that posted a photo of a pig defecating on its own scrotum. Are they sure that was a fake account? Because it feels on brand.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Yo, this man is a legend. He creates a free speech website, and immediately was like, ‘OK, here’s what you can’t say.’ It’s like if the first rule of Fight Club was, ‘Hey, hey, hey, no fighting! No fighting! No fighting! We work [expletive] out here.” — TREVOR NOAH

“How is Trump of all people going to make a rule about disparaging comments? I mean, this man roasts people so much, he has to do it at auctioneer speed.” — TREVOR NOAH

“The man who told over 30,000 lies in office has started something called Truth. He’s also launched a new makeup line called Human Skin.” — STEPHEN COLBERT


Screech

Colleen screeched. She has suffered a cold and cough the past few days. Today she feels better. … better enough to read the label of the cough suppressant I got her. DM, dextromethorphan. Look at all the other chemicals that are in the bottle! Nuts! None of them are needed. None necessary. And probably seriously toxic in larger quantity. Huh!? Really!? My bad. I read the label on Nyquil and Dayquil and decided the other ingredients were not for cough. But, the chemicals? Unnecessary chemicals? Well, I have managed to do bad today. For the average consumer, reading the label is not too educational. But, geez, I shoulda known better. Seriously.


I’d rather not…

… pay taxes. I never did care much for the bite taxes took out of my earnings. Can you read a map? See! SEE, the colors? The USA is prominent among nations with Covid cases. We don’t have many rivals in cases and death. Great!?

“The new mandates drew praise from doctors, caution from experts and outrage from Republicans.”

Why are Republicans outraged? Outraged?! Really?! Really stupid. We have a way to mitigate Covid. It is vaccination. It’s not horse de-wormer. You won’t do it? … not even for your kids? Former “liar in chief” trump had Covid, got monoclonal antibodies, and was among the first to get the vaccine. trump didn’t need the vaccine; having Covid gave him antibodies. Follow fearless leader… down the rabbit hole. Don’t do what he did? Do what he says? Take horse de-worm pills, or, bleach, or, malaria medicine? The science is pretty clear. Oh?! You don’t believe in science. Climate change? Ya! Those hurricanes rearranged a lot of houses last week. And the wildfires, they ain’t happening either.


I’m not a camel

I’m not a camel. Not? Then why do you say you are not? Are you?… a camel? A Russian physicist taught me the saying.

Meaning: By saying you are not a camel, you call attention to yourself and people ask, “Are you a camel? Why did you say that?”

It hit the news and the drug – for large animals – is flying off the shelves in feed and garden stores. Merck says, “NO!!! It’s not for humans. It’s not treatment for Covid!”

Anyone out there listening? The shit is flying off the shelves and Merck can’t keep up with the demand. Ah! Profits! Did Merck deny it, so as to make money? Hardly! This is real. The shit don’t work!

People are not listening. The shit is flying off the shelves. I said that already? Didn’t I? Overdose on horse de-worming pills has become a major headache in poison control centers as calls flood in after people take the drug. Really! You ass – perhaps, you are a camel!! There is not accounting for stupid. And, apparently, there is no cure for it, either.

This traces back to trump and his benediction for hydroxychloroquine and UV light and even bleach for treating Covid. Yes, follow the leader, jump off the Brooklyn Bridge too. trump is a good source medical info – fat, dumb, and stupid. Yes, stupid, twice over. We’d be sued for malpractice. Why aren’t trump and fox news?

If you have any doubt, or any confusion: The stuff does not work for Covid. Period!


Calling you out

McCarthy. you sack of shit. What are you afraid of? The truth? What are you hiding? Common sense tells us that you must be guilt ridden to be threatening to keep the truth from coming to light. What was your role in 1/6 and who did you call? You were cowering somewhere in the Capitol trying to save your own sorry ass. Who did you call? And when? What will the records tell us? To level this threat, you must be covering up for many others in your Republican party too?

Declined. Not your credit card charge. But, the Mets GM declined a breath test. He was charged with drunk driving. Naturally. And the proof? There is none? Reasonable doubt? Lack of proof is still evidence. If you were not drunk, a simple test would have proved it. Add lying, to your sack of shit.

Pharma. The cost of addiction is – you guessed it – i shoulda seen it comiing – bankruptcy! It’s a mere few billions to escape all liability for the addictions you caused and the lives you ruined. You escaped your own death penalty for now and you will live out life in luxury lamenting the fact that you were caught. But, then, you never paid, in full. Drug lords! gone free.

Some days, I feel helpless in the face of the news of the day. Whether or not you agree, when is it, that the good guys win one? Truth? Justice? People slip away. Where is karma?


Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear

Controversy: child pornography or sex abuse of a child? Background: This album cover for Nirvana was shot in a pool. And many decades later the subject is suing for monetary compensation for child abuse. See the penis? It’s magnified – because water does that. Objects appear larger:

Objects in water appear larger than objects in the air. … The index of refraction for water is 1.33. This larger index of refraction for water means that the angle the rays of light reach your eyes is larger in water than the angle would be in the air.

Sorry, dude, your dick wasn’t/ain’t that big.

You just can’t be too careful. Anything can be misconstrued. Innocent/guilty? I would prefer not to have a court involved. You, the reader, can judge for yourself, here. Guilty or innocent? Was the point of the photo on the “cover” to depict and infant penis? Me? (I don’t think that was the case, but…) There but for the grace of …

Example: My daughter had a “sleepover.” … four or five little girls about 7 or 8 years old. Katherine got up around midnight while I was banging around on my computer upstairs. She told me she could not sleep; I gave her a glass of milk. Asking her what else she did at home, she responded that her father got in bed with her to hold her. As I was headed to do the same – lightbulb! warning! – I veered into my bedroom and roused my wife awake; you gotta go put Katherine back to bed. And, to be sure, I made it a point to tell her parents that Katherine had had trouble sleeping. Nope! This egg did not fall from a tall chicken. My point? I just wanted to clarify that objects in water appear larger.

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions”, was first published in Henry G. Bohn’s A Hand-book of Proverbs in 1855


So close

I gotta a question that will make Fox news drool. Why? If we have now killed a planner of the Afghan attack, why, oh why, did we not kill him before that attack? And, Fox would say we should’a killed him when he was a little bitty baby. What if… how did they know, and, how did they know where to find him so quickly? Yes, we cannot reveal sources and methods. Did we just kill someone and say it was him? Sorry to be cynical, but, I “been” lied to before.

Whack a mole!! Is this familiar? Another day, another lie. It’s not easy to kill “shit.” It’s easy to get it on your shoe if you don’t pay attention. Nope, trump didn’t kill shit either. A lie from a liar, how novel is that?

“In January 2020, Mr. Trump again bragged about having destroyed “100 percent of ISIS and its territorial caliphate.” He also said that before Mr. al-Baghdadi was killed, he had been “trying again to rebuild the ISIS caliphate and failed.”

Clearly, it was not 100 percent.” NYT


Do no harm

primum non nocere. This means “above all, do no harm.” … Hippocrates

It might do well for some physicians among us to pay heed to the lies they spread. WTF. These docs are dishonestly turning a profit on misinformation to gain fame and fortune. It is indeed unfortunate that the lies lead to infection and death from Covid.

We cannot stop the lies of Fox news who proffers horse pill remedies as treatment. I have seen much suffering and needless sickness leading to death. There are too many ways that social media aids in spreading falsehood. Media outlets like Fox openly tout lies for television audience and profit.

And now, there are physicians among us with fame on social media who are spreading lies. I do not understand anyone (any physician) whose lies result in death is not pursued and thrown out of the profession. I took an oath…


Did you miss the 411?

My post yesterday had technical problems. Eh? It happens to us all. Lots of people are skeptical of the Covid vaccine. Why? All the other mandatory childhood vaccines are good. Ya gotta have ’em in order to go to school. Maybe you’re special. Or, maybe you’re dumb? Abbott got his – the vaccine and covid and monoclonal antibodies. There’s a lot of contradiction right there! WTF. 45? The would be trump – had covid (hospitalized!!) and monoclonal antibodies and the vaccine. Right, do what he said not what he did! Note: three vaccinated US Senators just tested positive for covid. Karma! It’s come ’round to bite your ass. Alabama, Mississippi and all the other “red states” are feeling the weight of covid. Hospital beds are all full. Hospital beds are all full. Hospital beds are all full. Hospital beds are all full. NO ROOM AT THE INN!!!!

Someone once told me – at any given time, only 25% of people are listening to you. 411


Pushin’ up daisies

Get vaccinated! It’s a fact that vaccination helps. Death is up in low vaccination rate states. It’s fact. Karma. People are rushing to get 3rd vaccines – booster. Meanwhile, in poorly vaccinated states, ICU space has run out. Get sick, show up, wait – there are no hospital ICU beds. Do it! Get vaccinated! Or, you may be pushin’ up daisies. I REPEAT! WE OUT OF ICU BEDS!

Can you read? How about look at pictures? Look! Covid infection hot spots vs low vaccination rate states. It matches. You may choose to ignore facts. That may result in sickness and death.

Yeah! Do what I say, not what I do. Abbott had the vaccine. He got covid. He got monoclonal antibodies. Yeah! The bastard! He didn’t do what his mouth said.


Karma

Disinformation. Lies. Untruth. Influencer?

Fuck me!

Did that get your attention? Lies spread on the internet are common. People who lie abound. Those who sell us falsehoods thrive as never before. And, they make money doing it. Their trash lies are translated into multiple foreign languages and disseminate around the world. Those who would listen are stupid? But, they are dying too. Covid 19 is killing people as I write. The vaccine works. The lies work too. People who have not been vaccinated account for most of the current deaths. And, the lies keep spreading. Sad. Sadly, it seems that lies are more powerful than truth. Karma’s a bitch. This man is an osteopath. How does he continue with his outright lies? Why does he still have a license? Perhaps karma will bite him on the ass.


I can’t resist

How do you like 45 with just his head showing? My Republican buddy defended herself. She’s not Repbulican; she’s conservative. Then, why is Liz Cheney toast? Deniers of the big lie? rejoice! I know what. All you republicans should quit and boycott Facebook. Let’s see what happens. Wouldn’t that be an interesting experiment? Do it! I dare you. I double dog dare you! Banned! All you (45) did was foment insurrection of the US government foremost among your many crimes.


Coast to coast

We have shootings from coast to coast. The NRA rules! And Mitch McConnell has denied the will of the people in favor of the Republican agenda which is “No!” Republicans have long since stopped saying, “thoughts and prayers.” Air freshener hanging from your rear view mirror is illegal and punishable by death. The execution of citizens in the street is justifiable police action as long as the officer says he was “afraid for his own life.” Assault weapons are so numerous that we have no hope of ever removing their danger to unarmed civilians. We got a problem. Right after the headline of another mass shooting, I look for the body count. Biden, the most powerful man in the world said, “It’s a national embarrassment, what’s going on?” He’s a pretty powerless figure right now. The will of the people has been denied. Who’s to blame? There is no religion or philosophy that advocates mass murder. Why must I read about another tragedy that will soon follow in the days to come?


Pardon me

I am still upset about another shooting of an unarmed young black man, the father of a two-year old son. “It was a mistake” rings true on so many levels. Apology or excuse? Lives have been changed – forever. So true, so sad. Could someone accept the same explanation after their child was hit by a drunk driver? It was the “heat of the moment.” Hey, you forgot your training? Twenty six years experienced, the officer should get a pass on the only mistake she’s made? Yes, apparently, she was carrying a yellow taser.

­Cat? I got twins – fraternal and identical. The difference between a taser and a gun are pretty obvious. It about as obvious as telling flowers apart. When I was neurosurgeon, operating on the wrong side of the brain was enough to end your career. There are mistakes and there are unforgivable mistakes. While this mistake is unforgivable – the investigation must go on? Or, are we in the Old West: “Let’s have a fair trial, and then hang ‘em.” Firearms have consequences. Hand gun death and mass shootings go on with far too much frequency.


Speechless

A young black man is dead because the police could not tell the difference between a taser and a gun. Duh!? Really?! I’m speechless. In this case, why not an eye for an eye? Shoot the police officer’s son. Come on?! I’m trying to process the information. It’s senseless. I am sad. Is this the best excuse for the death of a young man? Administrative leave? The poor dead boy is gonna be dead a very long time. Any excuse is poor compensation for his life. Speechless


All on the same day in the news

What is a dingy person?

To be a little bit, ditzy, not all together there. Usually refers to a shallow or not too bright person.

Tucker is worried that white people are being replaced. With what?

NYC may get an Asian mayor.

August, Georgia – The Masters golf tournament with all it’s faults and anti-feminist sentiment got an Asian champion.

The police shot and killed a black motorist in Minneapolis near where the trial for George Floyd’s killer is underway.

An officer in Virginia was fired for pepper spraying a black army medic.

Yo! All on the same day and near the same place. Nuts! Stupid is as stupid does. With all the attention and sensitivity following George Floyd’s death, the police just can’t seem to resist “stupid.” It is like Matt Gaetz thinking he’s bulletproof. His name is mentioned too. Shake your head. There’s no accounting for “stupid.”