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Godzilla Game

On a much lighter note, 20 years ago this evening, the Yankees played the Astros in the Inaugural Game at what is now known as Minute Maid Park.  I was there.  Were you?

It doesn’t hurt these days to catch-up on:

Bless me Father, for I have sinned.  It has been (amount of time) since my last Confession.


Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for
having offended you, and I detest
all my sins, because of Your just
punishments, but most of all because
they offend You, my God, who are
all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of
Your grace, to sin no more and to
avoid the near occasion of sin.

Got it?

I was just turning 10 when the Cuban Missile Crisis hit us.  I was really too young to grasp the issue, but I do remember folks being apprehensive.  Maybe I was too young to feel threatened.

When I was 18, I was well aware of the Vietnam War and the possibility of being drafted, but I did not think Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon’s support of the war personally endangered me.  I was against the war. I felt that if I got drafted, what were the chances I got shipped off to Vietnam and killed?  I said it before that my draft lottery number kept me from being drafted.

After 9/11, I had issues on how 43 dealt with the response, but I did not feel personally threatened.  Yeah, our way of life changed, but I didn’t feel I was in danger.

This morning, I feel personally threatened with how the MFer Donald Trump has handled the COVID-19.  He’s made decisions or rather not made decisions that have endangered me.

No other occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has ever had that impact on my life.

He is a piece of s_it mother fu__er.

Don’t argue with me, please.

How can you even defend an arsehole who just yesterday tweeted about his TV ratings for the briefings when people in this country are scared of an unknown?

His MO. He says something stupid or dangerous.  It is on video.  He is called out.  He denies ever saying it.  It is replayed on video.  His base sees it and then believes him.  How wacko is that!

Some have chastised the cable news networks for covering Trump live at his daily briefings.  Some are saying they won’t watch.  I watch.  I want to know what kind of lies he’s spewing on the COVID-19 pandemic.  My life depends on me knowing what is going on.

My take on yesterday’s briefing.  Trump suggests some New York City hospitals are running a black-market mask racket.  Pitiful.

Let me just say this.  The Texas Governor has let us down.  He has failed to lead.

I gave up in snagging some Purell hand sanitizer.  I’ll have better luck finding “Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing.”

You know how some folks are stuck at home and are putting stuff on Twitter to entertain like the one last week to tweet your favorite movie and quote and tag five others.  I would have tweeted one of the first two “Godfather” flicks.  My good friend, State Sen. Carol Alvarado, tweeted a quote from “Godfather”.  I did not know that was her favorite movie.  A good one was this past Saturday when someone tweeted insert “Godzilla” in place of a word in a movie title.  There were some good ones.  I probably would have tossed out there “Cool Hand Godzilla”, “Yankee Doodle Godzilla”, “Driving Miss Godzilla”, “Godzilla at Tiffany’s”, and “Godzilla of the Caribbean”.

Sen. Alvarado also tweeted last week that she had reorganized and cleaned out her plastic container shelves.  Why not?  I did the same and got me to do other similar projects.

Kroger cut me off.  They aren’t letting me do the surveys anymore after I called them out on their unsanitary and unsafe practices.

Stay safe and consider others.

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