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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Current Events Got Me Quarantined

The panic over COVID-19 has brought out the worst in people.   People are angry at each other for going out to stores buying things someone doesn’t think they need.  Some of the folks on Facebook have been angry about what others are doing since he day Corona became a thing.  Then there’s the whole toilet paper, bread, milk, and meat thing.  I don’t know about where you live, but where I live, greed cleaned out every grocery store in three counties.  I wonder how many people had to throw away a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk because it ruined before they could consume it.  Some people had to go without while staying at home.

I’ve been at home for over three weeks.   I go to the store when needed, and sometimes when I could have done without.  I don’t mind working from home, because I’m introverted and a little anti-social. I haven’t been to a restaurant in about a month, not even fast food because I don’t know who may have corona’d on what.  I miss it.  I don’t mean I’m missing meals, because I’ve eaten plenty.  (By “plenty” I mean too much.)   
Some states have lawmakers who issued ludicrous mandates for their states, including not being able to buy anything deemed non-essential.   Arts and crafts, games, and clothing are off the proverbial table.   And…seeds.  You know, because during a quarantine/pandemic, growing your own food is non-essential.  It’s so ridiculous it’s comical.  (If it’s not happening to you, that is.)   I wondered how long it would be before people would begin to rebel.  If we can judge by Michigan, yesterday was the day.  I wonder what took them so long?  

Michigan's governor, Gretchen Whitmer, tut-tutted the protestors and placed
blame on the DeVos family.  (Betsy DeVos is the Secretary of Education.)  

I noticed that the Michigan protestors were conservatives and the governor is a democrat.  In some of the states with the most virus cases and the most restrictive stay-at-home orders, the governors are democrat.  Does it ever cross your mind that when this is all over lawmakers are going to see how easy it is to control the American people?   I understand COVID-19 is a scary thing, but so is the flu, and it kills just as many (actually as it stands right now, more) Americans than the coronavirus.   Come October when the flu season begins to rear its ugly head, what if certain lawmakers decided to shut down the economy again?   Control and power in the wrong hands is a potently bad thing.  Who would have thought it could go this far in 2020?  People have lost jobs, businesses have shut down permanently, the stock market is on a rollercoaster as unpredictable as my diet, and when this is over, we will adapt to new normal.  The way things were on January 1, 2020 will not be the same on January 1, 2021.  Some things will be the same.  I think Donald Trump will have won another election. 

More Politics
I’m surprised but not all that surprised that Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee.  Some of the ones I thought would be real contenders were out pretty early, Kamala Harris was my biggest surprise.  On the other end, I was surprised Elizabeth Warren went as far as she did.  I didn’t think the DNC would let Bernie get the nomination, and of course, they didn’t.  I really won’t be surprised if the DNC pulls out a last-minute candidate.  Maybe Chelsea Clinton or Stacey Abroms.  Maxine Waters and Donald Trump in a debate would be funny to watch.

Television’s Supernanny
I don’t watch a lot of TV.   For nearly two years, we haven’t even had Cable TV in the house, but we do have the internet, so I’m really not missing much. I happened upon a show called Supernanny.  I’m sure you already know about Jo Frost, the English nanny who filmed shows in America ten or so years ago.   Anyway, this really isn’t about Jo Frost.  It’s about these parents!   How do they let their kids get to the point where they are slapping, kicking, biting, and cussing them…and they don’t do anything about it until Jo gets there?  “I just don’t know what to do!  Jo please come help me!”   (Some of the parents were still wiping their kids’ butts at 6 and 7 years old.)   I’m pretty sure that the first time my child hit, kicked, or cussed me, they’d think twice before doing it again, and think once more before sitting down for a while.   I just don’t get it.   It must be a thing, though, because she was able to do 8 seasons of Supernanny in America, and I hear that Lifetime is bringing her back this year.   I would like a follow up on some of the kids/parents 10 years later.  I don’t imagine updates are what Lifetime will be doing with Supernanny.  

And that is all, Folks!
Stay Safe!


  1. I still don't get the need for the toilet paper and paper products (except for Kleenex maybe) since it is a respiratory illness. People panicked and they just bought everything and anything they could get their hands on. One thing I hope grocery stores do in the future is put into effect a policy of limits of supplies when something is declared a pandemic. The minute Covid 19 became listed as a pandemic that is when things started going crazy.

    I blame the media 100% for all the panic and misinformation. I read an article that said this crisis is the first pandemic social media has handled and boy in my opinion they handled it wrong. The article did say that a lot of information social media posted was misinformation, thus creating more panic.

    Hubby is usually prepared for emergencies/crises like this but this caught us by surprise, not that we didn't have enough of the stuff to begin with. But when we analyzed this we came to the conclusion that we were logical about this. We knew it was a crisis but we didn't play into the media creating it to be the crisis it was and therefore when the rest of the world panicked we didn't see a need to. Now we have come to the conclusion that the minute we hear a word spread in the media a lot like they were talking about the Coronavirus back in December, that's when it is time to start thinking of stock piling some stuff (not that we want to be hoarders, we just want to be better prepared).

    I am really mad at the media for their misrepresentation of so much. Don't get me wrong. This is serious but the flu is serious and you are right more people have died from the flu than this.

    I support those who say open up the country again and allow herd immunity to occur. Those at risk were already staying home before this became a pandemic. Those will continue to stay at home.

    But we need to do something soon because people are getting antsy and that scares me more than the actual virus does. Michigan is a prime example of what may happen down the road.

    Stay safe and sane!


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