Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


by Noah

Tonight's meme is a simple historic graph from the now badly and deliberately damaged Center For Disease Control that shows us what happened here in America with the flu pandemic of 1918-1919. The curve went down after several months, WW1 ended and people got tired of being cooped up so out in the streets they went. "No need for social distancing, Yay!" Then, of course, the very predictable happened and things got even worse than they had been before. In October alone,160,000 died, maybe more. Sane people see the graph as a warning. However, Republicans, as evidenced by the policies and decrees made by people such as Trump, Pence, McConnell, Gym Jordan, Georgia Gov. Kemp, Flor-i-duh Gov. DeSantis, and the rest, the entire rest, including Trump's Michigan stormtroopers, see it as a plan to strive for. The more dead the better. There can be no other reasonable explanation for their actions.

Once again: "Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That's why republicans always do everything they can to sabotage education for the masses. No effort or detail escapes them, from having our biggest loon state Texas decide what goes in the textbooks our children learn from to starving schools of their funding and pushing for homeschooling and religious indoctrination curriculums that would make any Taliban group in Afghanistan supremely guilty of the sin of envy.

So, here we are. We have a psychotic president willfully leading his chorus of fellow psychotic party members and media functionaries down the path to the death of as many Americans as possible and the destruction of America itself, as if we needed any further help in that regard. "If it pleases Putin, it must be good." They know what can happen. Already they talk about rewarding those who get with the program with extra PPE and money. The rest are told to ask nice, as if that would actually get them what they need. It's just another act of Trumpian sadism.

Speaking of Putin, the idol of Republicans everywhere, Russian doctors who speak up accurately about the coronavirus and how it's spreading have been taking up the strange hobby of flying out of windows lately. You know damn well Trump would love to send Dr. Fauci out the same way (others are getting fired for saying the truth). Only the frayed threads of what's left of this country's so-called legal system are preventing doctors from smacking the pavement. I'm sure the Trumpanzee has AG Barr working on getting around that, just as I am sure that Barr is approaching the task eagerly. We know what these people are. You can see it every damn day.

Here at home, our homicidal maniacs like Trump, and the aforementioned Repug Party psychos and sociopaths that infest Congress and the White House are hard hard at work at the business of killing Americans by ignoring science and all the information at their greasy little finger tips. It's not just about greed. It's very much also about their individual and collective mental illness. By re-opening America, and telling Americans to go outside, they might as well be crop dusting them with the virus. Even they know that that would be a little too overt, though. Besides, they don''t have to do it that way. They just demand that Americans do things like go into virus-breeding meat processing plants without protection. They drop all regulations, smirk at us all and take "campaign contributions" from the bossmen of the plantations.

Trump and his thugs are too dumb to think about a future where all the people who do the real jobs are dead and gone. OK, they're not that dumb (maybe). They have a contingency plan where they'll just send in desperate citizen replacements and have them given some on the job training, if there's anyone left who knows how. Sooner or later, the replacements will start dying, too. Then we will have the spectacle of lower evolved people like Kellyanne, Eric and Don Jr., Kushner, and Ivanka trying to figure out how to feed themselves. If Kellyanne sees Kushner holding a Saudi bonesaw, she better run. Meanwhile, place your bets on which mid-western town becomes a ghost town first. I bet they already have an office pool in the White House.

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At 12:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Senator Rick Scott of Florida. The Governor of Florida currently is Ron DeSantis.

At 4:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They have a contingency plan where they'll just send in desperate citizen replacements and have them given some on the job training..."

The desperation will be on the part of the Investor Class. They will send out their goons to round up any non-Caucasians they can find and force them to work until they drop from exhaustion - if they aren't summarily executed on the spot for poor productivity.

We saw the original 80 years ago. The remake should never have been produced.

At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How frustrating is it to use a simple graph and invoke a trivial reference to history... and realize that 90% of americans either won't or can't understand either?

At 7:07 AM, Anonymous Noah said...

Thanks for the sharp eye 12:22. I guess I was stuck back in 2019 when Scott was still governor. If I was a snarky man, I might say that it's hard to tell one Florida Man from another Florida Man, especially in this case.

At 9:49 AM, Blogger Arf Arf said...

Speaking of textbooks ... I run a recording studio and used to produce academic books-on-tape for Prentice-Hall for visually-impaired high school students in the early 2000's. We had to create a specific Texas edition which promoted Creationism, and it had different edits from the standard textbooks used throughout the US. I see that state slowly turning blue and hope someday they do away with those brain-washing Christian-infected editions.


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