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Russian Roulette

Commentary is not one of those who wished Donald Trump and those around him with COVID-19 bad things like hoping he and they would croak.  Some of the bad wishers were their haters.  Some were good Democrats.  Some were folks who lost loved ones to COVID-19 and wanted to get even. Commentary gets it.  Go on ahead and wish him whatever you want.  I won’t.

Donald Trump and a ton of GOP leaders like our own Gov. Greg Abbott have mishandled the response to the pandemic.  Trump has mocked those who wear masks.  He violated social distancing guidelines by holding his rallies.  The icing on the cake was the event at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to announce his supreme court pick nine days ago.  At that gathering, most were not wearing masks, and some were hugging. It turns out it is now being called a super spreader event.

They have been playing Russian Roulette and some rounds discharged.

Over the past seven months, we’ve lost 210,000 in the USA and close to seven and a half million have gotten infected. Trump got it because he was cavalier, stupid and careless, and now his arse is in the hospital.  

Last Thursday evening, we learned he had been with Hope Hicks who we learned was COVID-19 positive.  I woke up Friday morning to learn Trump was also positive.  He went to the hospital that evening.

I went to bed Friday night thinking that there was a good possibility that he would be a goner when I got up Saturday morning.  He wasn’t.  Later Saturday morning we went through another exercise where Trump’s folks continued to lie.  This time it was his doctors.  Sigh.

Donald Trump doesn’t give a rat’s arse about me or you.  His response to the pandemic has not been guided by science or what’s good for the American people.  It’s been about what is good for his reelection.  Because of this, a couple of hundred thousand plus have died, millions have gotten sick and millions have lost their jobs.

Trump now has COVID-19, and they won’t reveal to the public the true state of his condition.  Why not?


Trump put out a video yesterday saying that he now gets and understands COVID-19.

Yesterday, he took a joy ride to show his supporters that he can still wave.  He was driven in a SUV with two Secret Service agents layered up in PPE.  Their health is now in jeopardy.

He doesn’t get it.

I hate to sound callous.  If he doesn’t give a rat’s arse about his country and the people who protect him, why should I give a rat’s arse about him?

F_cking idiot.

Trump was off the trail Friday, Saturday and yesterday.  We didn’t hear crap about a kazillion mail ballots and a rigged election.  Good.

29 days until Election Day.  Early Voting in Person starts in 8 days. 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is the lead story on the front page of today’s Chron. His top assistants resigned because they say Paxton is a crook. That’s not news to me.

Oh, well.

My Beatles lyric wall calendar for October has:

I am the walrus, goo goo g’joob

From “I Am the Walrus.”

The other Beatles wall calendar for October has a photo of the lads from 1964.  They are holding toy instruments.  George a trumpet, John a harp, Paul a tambourine and Ringo a drum of course.

All of our ALDS games this week are in the afternoon.  3 pm today.  3:30 pm tomorrow.  2:30 pm on Wednesday and 2:30 Thursday and Friday if necessary.  I am Ok with that.  It won’t conflict with the Wednesday night VP debate.

I forgot.  This will be the first post season game we play in Dodger Stadium since Game 7 of the 2017 World Series.

I also forgot.  The Fish and The ATL play at The Yard in the NLDS starting tomorrow at 1 pm.

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