The Weekend, March 28-29

So, we’re doing the Project this week and seeing how it works. So far, I like it. Still waiting on any outside critique, but hey. I’m not getting paid for this.

I’m still not sure how I should do the weekends, except I know I should write something. I do like having a break from the need to dig up something Newsworthy and I also like keeping the Gibberish compartmentalized, more or less. Reviews, maybe? Save the music stuff I usually do on Tumblr whenever the mood strikes me for the weekend? I don’t know.

With that in mind, this will be different from what I intend to keep on the WordPress. As I’ve said, it’s going to be straight News during the week and until I figure out some unique, it’ll be a one-two shot of Housekeeping with the Blogger site plus some Tumblr drippings.

Here’s Tuesday’s offering, where we rant a little more about the uber wealthy pretending they shouldn’t be guillotined and their assets seized, plus what I like out of my role-playing computer games. Thursday was mostly a rant about the massive incompetence of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves as well as the surfeit of cut-rate wingnut babblers who don’t have to leave their basements to do their “jobs” screaming that the dirty plebes need to get back to work. That and more video games jibber-jabber.

We’re seeing another round of that wingnut boobery getting all bent out of shape because the average American cares more about their health and the health of their loved ones than some billionaire’s bottom line. It is what it is, and this is probably what we’re going to have to deal with until COVID-19 burns itself out. And, of course, they’re bosses are giving them a great reason to put themselves in harm’s way.

As for the President, he is inspiring confidence and calm by… bragging about the ratings of his daily rallies and claiming he won’t pay for the security Prince Harry and Megahn Markle haven’t asked for, turns out. I’m not sure where this comes from but it has given the drooling morons that worship him another reason to get a stiffy.

Those daily rallies are either showing what sort of punk the president is to normal folks or what sort of Great Man his is Base. PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor read back Trump’s own words to a recent Sean Hannity fluff session concerning his threats towards state governors who don’t properly genuflect. He, of course, completely loses his shit and rages at her to “be nice” wondering why “you people” are so mean to poor little him.

At this point, we’re all used to the president being a petulant child as well as a blithering moron. That all being said, I remain stunned that so many of my fellow Americas worship the toilet he shits on to the extent they’re willing to threaten anyone who dares gainsay him. Yep, the loons have actually started threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci, the one guy on Trump’s team to not only cut the bullshit but also have the audacity to point out the president’s as full of shit as a Christmas goose. It’s gotten to the point that the right-wing media is getting in on the fun.

“Ah, but those are outliers, Matt,” I hear you saying. Bullshit. We live in a world where Jim Hoft’s dumb ass has White House press credentials. There is no “outlier” when it comes to conservative media, not anymore. And when push comes to shove, Trump will throw him to the wolves.

But that’s enough of all that. We’ll get back into the News tomorrow. Before I forget, here’s some Tumblr stuff: a little history of the excellent ’80s band The Bus Boys and an extended rant on the wealth gap in this country, pointing out that the extremely rich should count their blessings Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren were calling for a slight raise in their unearned income tax rather than the executioner’s ax they deserve.

Whoops! Got a little heated up there. Hugs and kisses, neighbors, let’s all hold hands and sing “Kumbaya”. Maybe buy the world a Coke, I don’t know. Country singer Joe Diffie died from complications due to the coronavirus. I was never a huge fan but did enjoy some of his stuff. Maria Mercader, a long-time journalist and news executive for CBS, also passed away this weekend because of COVID-19. She was 54 and he was 61. Far too many people are still passing this off as a big nothing. Maybe hitting close to home will get them to pay attention.

Okay, that’s that. I may have some good news by the end of the week. I’m not going to build up any hopes, especially mine, but if it does come through, it’ll affect how this mess is done. I do hope the teeming millions can adjust along with me.

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