MoMo’s Domain

Another lock down due to the virus and since I have been writing on the thing and its situations I want to take my reader to the property that is MoMo’s domain….for something a bit different.

And she makes use of every inch…..watch her an you will get an idea of her energy…..

I use to plant a garden every year with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, radishes and chard…..but as old age has come upon me I just do not feel like fighting insects and weeds anymore.

I do have fruit trees peach, plum, tangerines, satsuma, olives, figs and blueberries….and grapes but the plants are still very young…….plus there are wild edibles as well….dandelion, dewberry….all which make Summer a very yummy season….at least for me.

The tangerines and satumas have been the most prolific….hopefully this year will be a bumper harvest for all the trees.

For now….it is the blueberries…..

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Dewberries…..

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The first berries to be picked……tasty little morsels……

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I am pleased that the olive trees are in bloom…..

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Now time to put in my small garden of radishes, peppers, eggplant…..to make it easier I grow these in containers…..and stand guard over them with MoMo to keep those damn squirrels out of the good stuff.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend even though you may be a hermit there are still things that one can do to make the day a little brighter….well one would be to check out IST (okay a shameless promoter)…..

And now MoMo…..

Be Well….Be Safe……

Saw two pups on the street the other day……they seem to be a bit smarter than their human counterparts…..

“lego ergo scribo”

Have You Noticed?

My Saturday begins with rain showers…..and much warmer temps…..now that I have that news update out of the way…..

There are a few things that I have noticed about the people that are anti-isolation……

Have you noticed the biggest MORONS have to carry their guns?  Like those in Michigan recently…..

Hundreds of people protesting strict lockdown measures in Michigan ignored state directives on social distancing—and instructions from protest organizers—and gathered in front of the Capitol building in Lansing Wednesday. They were among thousands of people who came from across the state to clog Lansing streets in what organizers called “Operation Gridlock,” the Guardian reports. The protest against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition. NPR reports that at least 200 people, some of them carrying rifles, got out of their vehicles to congregate around the building’s steps. The protesters, who were not wearing masks, chanted slogans including “Lock her up.”

“It doesn’t make any sense to be bankrupting companies and industries and not consider the resulting impact on families as part of the public health crisis in Michigan,” a spokesman for the coalition tells City Pulse. “We’re the most restrictive state in the union right now.” Whitmer expressed concern that the rally could have caused more coronavirus infections, meaning the lockdown could go on for longer.

Have you noticed those with the loudest desire for more deaths by opening up the country are from the GOP the very same people that deny climate change?

Like this dullard from Louisiana…..

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday that deciding when to reopen the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic is like choosing between “cancer and a heart attack.”

“The American people are not morons. They understand what I’m about to say,” Kennedy said Wednesday. “We’ve got to open this economy. If we don’t, it’s gonna collapse. And if the U.S. economy collapses, the world economy collapses. And trying to to to burn down the village to save it is foolish. That’s our cold, hard truth.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/kennedy-reopening-economy-choosing-cancer-heart-attack

This phony tried to use the language of the “good old boys” to make himself look like a man of the people…..another BS thing about this moron…..his state is hit hard by the virus 1200+ deaths so far and yet he is all for opening it up so more people can die.  Just another Trump sycophant that is in it for the wrong reasons…..the people mean NOTHING to these people.

So it is more important that he and his buddies make more money than the lives of your children…..I hope the people of Louisiana are watching this d/bag.

Have you noticed……We here in the West seem to panic a lot more that those people in the Far East……why is that?

As the Raging Twenties unleash a radical reconfiguration of the planet, coronavirus (literally “crowned poison”) has for all practical purposes served a poisoned chalice of fear and panic to myriad, mostly Western, latitudes.

Berlin-based, South Korean-born philosopher Byung-Chul Han has forcefully argued the victors are the “Asian states like Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Singapore that have an authoritarian mentality which comes from their cultural tradition [of] Confucianism.”

Han added: “People are less rebellious and more obedient than in Europe. They trust the state more. Daily life is much more organized. Above all, to confront the virus Asians are strongly committed to digital surveillance. The epidemics in Asia are fought not only by virologists and epidemiologists, but also by computer scientists and big data specialists.”

https://www.unz.com/pescobar/confucius-the-buddha-and-lao-tzu-versus-western-hysteria/

Is this guy attempting to justify the authoritarian moves by Donald the Orange?  If so, good luck with that.

I know we all have seen the loss of jobs caused by this pandemic….but did you notice that those workers working on farms may have the wages cut during this health crisis?

New White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is working with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to see how to reduce wage rates for foreign guest workers on American farms, in order to help U.S. farmers struggling during the coronavirus, according to U.S. officials and sources familiar with the plans.

Opponents of the plan argue it will hurt vulnerable workers and depress domestic wages.

https://www.npr.org/2020/04/10/832076074/white-house-seeks-to-lower-farmworker-pay-to-help-agriculture-industry

Maybe now is the time for the workers to unite and fight for their livelihood…..organize!

Finally…..Have you noticed…….there are religious people then there are religious dickwads…..this guy falls in the later…..

A Louisiana pastor who has drawn criticism for holding in-person church services despite coronavirus guidelines is asking people to donate their stimulus checks to evangelists who “haven’t had an offering in a month.”

In a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, the Rev. Tony Spell called on the public to get behind a new online challenge he is dubbing the #PastorSpellStimulusChallenge.

There are three rules to the challenge, Spell said in the video. The first rule is that it starts on Sunday. The second, he said, is for people to “donate your stimulus money.”

“Rule number three,” he continued, is to “donate it to evangelists, North American evangelists who haven’t had an offering in a month; missionaries, who haven’t had an offering in a month; music ministers, who haven’t had an offering in a month.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/493237-louisiana-pastor-donate-stimulus-checks-evangelists

First this guy and any that thinks as he does can BITE ME!  His concern is not for his flock but rather his wallet…..a man of GOD MY ASS!

Have you noticed how Donald the Orange is trying to make Dem governors the scapegoat for his inactivity?

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/he-has-lost-his-mind-americans-stunned-and-horrified-after-trump-tries-to-provoke-an-uprising-against-democratic-governors/

His failure as a president and guardian of the nation is a joke….he is a joke….his administration is a joke…..most of all his lies and misinformation is worse than a joke….it is deadly serious!

As always a closing thought……

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“lego ergo scribo”

Monetizing Citizens In America

Some food for thought…..do yourself a favor and read the re-blog….chuq

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Ed Westen has asked me to pass this on to all my American friends. (And to your friends and families too) It is not politically partisan, so no matter if you are Republican, Democrat, or any other political affiliation. Even if you are not interested in politics, it is still relevant to the American economy, perhaps now more than ever, given the current pandemic, and the financial crisis forecast to follow any recovery.

If you agree with what he says, and I feel sure you will, please use the letter template (in bold type) and send it to those officials mentioned in his text.

Since the relief package Congress passed before they recessed provided payments of $1200/citizen (with some upper-income limits) Congress seems to have wandered into the philosophical area of responsibility for its citizens. Unfortunately, the money in the coronavirus relief package will come from the Treasury which means…

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Covid-19 News #3

So much info flying at you all day….and then there is news that does not make the evening news so I am here to be the bearer of that news.

First there has been a mess of confusion around our mail and packages….should we open or sterilize….I can help……

Is it safe to open mail and packages during the pandemic?

There is no evidence that COVID-19 is spreading through mail or parcels, according to the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most of it is spread from droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, which are inhaled by people nearby.

Health experts say the risks are very low that COVID-19 will remain on envelopes or packages and infect anyone who handles them.

https://apnews.com/449931a2412b251f3613cabf1f31036a

Donald the Orange has been blaming everybody for this virus….the media, the Congress, governors and the WHO…..and now someone is blaming Trump in return……

Days after the Trump administration threatened Central American countries with visa sanctions if they refuse to accept nationals who are deported from the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, the Guatemalan health minister said an estimated 75% of the people on one deportation flight from the U.S. later tested positive for the virus.

Health Minister Hugo Monroy’s claim raised fears that the U.S. is willfully sending sick people back to the countries they left, creating conditions for larger outbreaks in countries including Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. 

The U.S., which is now the epicenter of the global pandemic with more than 600,000 cases, resumed deportations on Monday after a week-long pause due to fears that ill migrants might spread the coronavirus to others on deportation flights. The Trump administration sent two flights with a total of 182 people to Guatemala Monday. 

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/15/trump-accused-actively-and-knowingly-spreading-coronavirus-central-america-through

Bad news for small business…..the fund is out of cash…..

Owners of small businesses who are turning to a government website for help in the coronavirus outbreak now see the worst possible update: “SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time … based on available appropriations funding,” reads the notice by the Small Business Administration. The problem is that a $350 billion loan program set up to provide a lifeline to such businesses already has run out of money, reports the Wall Street Journal. Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on the need to add more money, but they’re at an impasse on the details. Republicans want to add $250 billion to the program as is, but Democrats are pushing to expand the program and add money for hospitals, food stamp recipients, and cities and states, per the Washington Post.

The dispute has led to nasty partisan accusations. “In just 12 days this program has approved over $300 billion in aid and now it’s frozen, it stops, and it’s ridiculous,” GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday. “It’s being held hostage for things unrelated to it.” President Trump, meanwhile, tweeted that Nancy Pelosi was a “weak and pathetic puppet” and demanded that she “come back to Washington and do your job!” Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, meanwhile, accuse Republicans of “posturing” and say they need to work with them on a deal, per the Hill. The SBA initiative, called the Paycheck Protection Program, is part of the $2.2 trillion relief bill signed by Trump last month

The really bad news is that unemployment is going out of sight….about 22 million out of work…..

The wave of layoffs that has engulfed the US economy since the coronavirus struck forced 5.2 million more people to seek unemployment benefits last week. Roughly 22 million have sought jobless benefits in the past month—easily the worst stretch of US job losses on record. All told, nearly 12 million people are now receiving unemployment checks, roughly matching the peak reached in January 2010, shortly after the Great Recession officially ended, per the AP. All businesses deemed nonessential have been closed in nearly every state as the economy has virtually shut down, with deep job losses inflicted across nearly every industry.

Those layoffs have spread beyond service industries such as restaurants and hotels into blue-collar and professional occupations, including software programmers, construction workers, and sales jobs. Up to 50 million jobs are vulnerable to coronavirus-related layoffs, economists say—about one-third of all positions in the United States. Some economists say the unemployment rate could reach as high as 20% in April, which would be the highest rate since the Great Depression of the 1930s. By comparison, unemployment never topped 10% during the Great Recession.

Just a final thought…..

 
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1) Tens of thousands of lives lost
2) Tens of millions of jobs lost
3) Trillions of dollars in wealth erased
4) Explosion in debt
5) Years of economic stagnation likely ahead ….and you were warned repeatedly – and ignored it!

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“lego ergo scribo”