Is It Just Me?

The ongoing violence across the country (and the world) lately as a result of George Floyd’s alleged death is further dividing an already divided country. Depending on what you read (and where you read it), Floyd was murdered by police, he was on fentanyl and methamphetamine, he had heart and arterial disease, he was sacrificed by the free-masons, or he died three years ago. And, as usual, the mainstream media takes the reins and leads the gullible, brainwashed sheeple off the cliff like a bunch of lemmings.

The result has been mass violence and rioting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter who, frankly, should be designated as domestic terrorist groups and dealt with accordingly. These “protests” were well organized and well funded, likely by George Soros who seems to have his dirty, anti-American, NWO hands in everything evil going on in the world today. And these “protests” really have nothing to do with Floyd’s death or alleged police brutality. It’s just another attempt by the left to further fracture the country and prevent Trump from being reelected (which he will, by a landslide, in my opinion.)

Have you noticed, however, that the hoax virus COVID-19 plandemic isn’t front and center in the news anymore? And how about social distancing? Apparently you can’t catch the “virus” while rioting in the streets just like you can’t catch it at Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and the grocery store, but you can catch it at small, family-owned businesses, hair salons, gyms, tanning salons, and the like.

Further, even though covering one’s face at a protest is illegal in many states, given the ridiculous face mask requirements by certain democratic governors and the deep state slut that is the CDC, now it’s okay.

Does anyone else notice the blatant ambiguity of any of this? Surely, I can’t be the only one who sees through this complete and utter nonsense. The plandemic didn’t work, so now let’s try rioting. When that eventually fails, then we’ll probably see a “second spike” of the Corona-hoax-virus despite the fact that there wasn’t a first spike. The data was over-represented to further a leftist narrative that they are now stuck with, seemingly at all costs.

The truth of the matter is that these riots are not to honor Floyd or to protest police brutality (which, actually, does not occur as frequently as the left would want you to think.) Police officers, including Black officers, have been victims of these riots too. The violence is to create chaos and to divert focus away from what’s REALLY going on.

So, what’s really going on?

Trump is draining the swamp, and it can’t come soon enough: hopefully before irreparable damage to this great country occurs. But, in the meantime, it will probably get worse before it gets better.

Good Grief, Charlie Brown

I’ve had it. Seriously. Had it.

I went to the car wash today and they had every other vacuum coned off with signs that said “we’re practicing social distancing.” And about half the people there were wearing face masks.

First of all, you can’t catch the hoax COVID-19 flu bug outside. It is ONLY transmittable if you are sneezed or coughed on by an infected person or happen to touch something that an infected person recently sneezed or coughed on. It’s not some magical virus that floats in the air waiting to invade human hosts.

Thus, social distancing outside is ridiculous. Throw face masks into the equation and it’s beyond ridiculous. Ludicrous. Laughable. Absurd.

Second, it’s almost 90 fucking degrees in Las Vegas. The “virus” doesn’t live long in high heat or sunlight. It also doesn’t like humidity. In fact, the reason why the flu is more prevalent during the winter months is because the weather is colder, and people aren’t out in shorts and swimsuits producing Vitamin D from sunlight exposure. And this is nothing more than a flu bug with fewer cases and deaths than other flu bugs. The CDC inflated its numbers of COVID-19 cases by requiring every death, no matter the cause, be recorded as COVID-19 related, and recently had to go back and correct them.

Yet, the mainstream media fake news brainwashed sheep persist with their incredulous fear that we are all going to catch this horrific deadly virus and die.

There’s no evidence. None. Zero. Hospitals have been under capacity so much so that medical workers are being laid off and/or having their hours cut. Here in Las Vegas, emergency rooms and ICU wards have been empty. It’s all bullshit and has been since the beginning.

Granted, older people or those with preexisting conditions may, in fact, be more susceptible to this virus just like they are likely susceptible to EVERY OTHER VIRUS. The reason Italy saw so many deaths was that the country’s average age is 81 years.

Healthy people, however, don’t need to be so damn paranoid and think that wearing a face mask outside in the summer heat (or in their vehicles) does anything except make sane people laugh at their ridiculousness.

Enough Already!

We’re going on two months now with this ridiculous lockdown bullshit with every store advertising “social distancing” with their asinine little footprints taped to the floor, one-way signs down aisles, the new retail Gestapo sitting outside denying entrance to patrons who aren’t mask-clad, and lines to get inside because only ten people at a time are allowed inside Walmart or Home Depot at a time. Even Vons has recently issued “mandatory mask” Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guess I won’t be shopping there ever again.

I’ve discussed this idiocy before here. Read, enjoy, share.

Seriously, though, how many people do YOU know personally who have, have had, or have died from COVID-19? I don’t care if your coworker’s mother’s best friend from high school’s husband’s grandmother’s neighbor was infected because that isn’t someone you know personally. Further, how do you know you/he/she/they even had the virus? You’re trusting the word of the medical provider who has an ulterior motive, whether that be orders from supervisors or the fact that hospitals earn money for each COVID-19 case.

Even more troubling is the fact that New York hospitals have been placing patients on ventilators that are set at too high of a setting for alleged COVID-19 patients. The end result of this is an inordinate number of deaths due to lung trauma directly attributed to these ventilators. Way to go, New York. We already knew Bill DeBlasio and Andrew Cuomo were self-serving halfwit losers, but they have sunk to a new low.

Here are the facts. First of all, the CDC has changed the number of COVID-19 related deaths, decreasing them significantly because, “Oh no, deaths from flu, pneumonia, cancer, heart attacks, car accidents, skydiving mishaps, and rabid raccoon bites, etc. have decreased substantially because they had ordered hospitals to list EVERY death as COVID-19 related regardless of whether the decedent had it or not.

Secondly, the CDC also issued new guidelines regarding face mask usage, and hey, guess what?!

“CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. You should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it. A facemask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected. The use of facemasks also is crucial for health workers and other people who are taking care of someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).”

As someone who has never worn one, who never will, and who hasn’t gotten sick or killed anybody with my alleged asymptomatic hoax virus carrier status (*insert eye roll here), I am extremely humored and annoyed by the sheep who continue to wear them while driving in their cars alone, who don them while walking or running outside, and who only put them on as they enter a building (adjusting it, of course, with bare and likely unwashed and unsanitized hands.) I am seriously waiting to see some idiot walking his/her dog with a mask on the dog.

Making matters worse are draconian tyrannical governors and mayors who have God complexes (including Nevada’s own moron Governor Sisolak) and, despite President Trump’s recommendations to open America, these tyrants think they are kings and queens who can do whatever they want. Wrong. A.G. Barr isn’t going to let these idiots continue holding free Americans hostage over nothing. Remember, the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and this piece of parchment is the only paper we need.

Finally, if you are that scared to leave your house without your ineffective mask, dirty rubber gloves, and six-foot bubble around you, just stay home. The rest of us want to live our lives.

For more information, check out this post.

Of Fries and Men

It’s a sad but true fact that many of us eat fast food even though the vast majority of it is unhealthy and relatively gross. Given the current “plandemic” shut down and subsequent stay home orders, many of us are itching to get out of the house and do something, anything besides sit at home cooking food and binge watching the Food Network. (Hey, I don’t criticize your obsession with The Walking Dead, Bates Motel, reruns of NFL Super Bowls past, or CSPAN.)

Where was I? Oh yeah, boredom and food; two things that go together like peanut butter and jelly, Penn and Teller, and donuts and diabetes. Anyway, it’s nice to get out once in a while and have a meal that you (or anyone to whom you’re related) didn’t cook. Given that virtually everything is closed except for takeout, we oftentimes succumb to the promise of “two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun” and the intoxicating smell of fresh McDonalds fries which you’re likely never going to want to eat after reading this.

Anyway, the point of this blog post is to illustrate an incident through which my boyfriend (who I will call Vincent* because I really like that name) recently went. Granted, the following is hearsay (but, of course, in true Irate Blogger fashion, embellished for humorous detail.) After finding a McDonalds that was actually open past 9:00 p.m. on a Saturday night in Las Vegas, Vinnie entered the drive-thru only to be met with their new limited menu during these tough coronavirus bullshit mass hysteria times.

When he reached the window, he was greeted by a manager (and I use that term loosely) who obviously LOVES his job who was wearing a mask and standing behind a bulletproof sneeze guard so the evil coronavirus that is floating around in the air waiting to pounce on everyone doesn’t infect and kill him like the brainwashed left would have you believe.

Anyway, apparently this clueless manager inadvertently handed Vincent’s order to the car in front of his. As any normal person would do, this person opened the bag, presumably looked, and then handed it back to the manager. When Vincent reached the window, this Einstein tried to hand Vincent the same bag. Are you fucking kidding me?! This moron is adorned in full hazmat PPE yet wants to give potentially contaminated food to a customer.

Needless to say, Vincent blew a gasket (he tends to do that a lot) and told the manager, “I’m not fucking taking this shit!” He had his order remade (if you could call it that) because the fries were cold, uncooked, and soggy, not unlike a … never mind, I’m not going there.)

Also needless to say, I will never be frequenting a McDonalds again. Now I need to find new fries.

*Name changed to protect the innocent.

Defining “Essential”

Throughout this whole coronavirus mass hysteria isolation “thing,” I’ve been going a little stir crazy (okay, a lot crazy) sitting at home. So much so, in fact, that my mind starting wandering (never a good thing) toward tidbits I wouldn’t have ordinarily thought.

One of them is what, exactly, constitutes an essential and/or non-essential business.

Here are my thoughts.

First of all, my tanning salon is an essential business. I haven’t been this white since I lived in snow country. Not only does sporting a nice bronze tan make me feel (and, undoubtedly, look) healthier, but the blast of rays boosts my Vitamin D levels and reduces my depression. Despite living in Las Vegas, I don’t have the privacy to tan outdoors in the manner to which I am accustomed while in a private bed, not to mention it’s already getting ridiculously hot and I don’t want to spend hours in the sun when a quick 12-minute session is all I need. Yes, I know I know it’s bad for me, but done responsibly with appropriate pre- and post-tan skincare, the potential dangers are mitigated. I’ve been tanning for YEARS and don’t look like some wrinkled, middle-aged, leather sofa. So there.

Secondly, even though there are DIY hair coloring options, I can’t trim my own hair. I’ve tried in the past and ended up resembling my fourth-grade school photo with a choppy, uneven, mom-used-craft-scissors ‘do. So, while I am able to cover my graying roots and maintain my lovely brunette hue, I desperately need a trim. The same goes for my boyfriend whose head is getting puffy from all the hair he desperately needs cut but won’t let me near with scissors. Hey, I can trim other people’s hair, just not my own. Chicken.

Next, why in the hell are city, state, and national parks, beaches, and other outdoor public recreation venues closed? Amidst the ad nauseum spate of bullshit social distancing “guidelines,” nobody is going to catch the virus outside. It’s not floating around waiting to invade (which is why I laugh hysterically at those sheep who insist on wearing masks and gloves while outside.) Good grief, we all need some fresh air and sunshine. Oh, and human contact with non-relatives would be nice.

By the way, I expect the National Parks Service to extend my annual parks pass for which I paid a pretty penny for a few months to compensate my loss.

Finally, of course, gun stores are essential because Second Amendment. ‘Nuff said.

As for non-essential businesses? Governors’ offices and Congress.

Blood is Thicker than Gasoline

But gasoline can start a fire.

If there’s one thing that a staged mass crisis does is emphasize how much most of us can’t stand too much family time. Another is that it is so true that we can’t choose our relatives.

My family is ridiculously dysfunctional (like that old platitude: we put the FUN in dysfunctional.) This person doesn’t talk to that one. This one is mad at that one. Blah blah blah ad nauseum. Of course, I admit, there are some of my family members with whom I don’t speak largely because they are nosy, intrusive, judgmental, self-righteous assholes.

Friends are, indeed, one’s true family. I have friends I’ve known for decades with some going back to high school and even earlier. People who have been there for me (and vice versa) during difficult times who don’t judge but are there to listen and offer advice (when asked, of course, unlike family members who seem to always know what you should do and don’t hesitate to lecture every chance they get.)

But why is it that friends are oftentimes so much better (for want of a better word) than family? First of all, you can choose your friends, and if you don’t like them or you have a falling out then you can say your goodbyes and be on your way without the extra baggage of a massive guilt trip.

Family members, however, tend to take one another for granted. They are oftentimes rude, self-centered, discourteous, entitled, and have little loyalty to one another. ‘Tis sad.

Maybe you are one of the lucky ones with a very close family in which everyone gets along and there are never harsh words, undue criticism, abuse, tears, or alcoholism. If so, congratulations and best of luck with your fairy tale existence.

I’m willing to wager, however, that most of us have at least one or 12 toxic family members

A toxic person is a toxic person regardless of their ancestry, and simply because you share a bloodline does not necessarily mean that you need to let that poison invade your own bloodstream. Think of this toxicity as an allergen of sorts. Repeated exposure to an allergen oftentimes forces one’s immune system to react to this foreign body. Voila, an allergy is born. So, if you find yourself breaking out in hives every time your Uncle Felix comes near or when your Grandma Edna tells you that you’re too skinny or your hair is the wrong color or your clothes are not flattering or she doesn’t like your spouse or that you live in the wrong city or that you could get a better job or what-the-fuck-ever, then that person is toxic and you are likely allergic.

Unless you want to purchase stock in Benadryl, just stay away. Far, far away.

Back to Kindergarten

In the next part of my annoyed as hell with this whole COVID-19 mass hysteria bullshit, let me tell you about yesterday. You can read about the relative uselessness of gloves and masks in my last post here.

I first tried to go to the post office, but there was a huge line of mask-wearing sheep waiting outside in a nice single-file line with everyone standing at least six feet apart (outside, mind you.) An obviously unhappy-with-her-job drill sergeant poised herself at the front of the line to ensure that only one person at a time was permitted inside and admonished and refused entry to anyone attempting to do business without a mask. Needless to say, since I am an adult with common sense and knowledge, I left.

Then, I stopped at my local grocery store and saw staff placing signs on the floor with one-way arrows at the end of each aisle. When I brazenly walked the wrong way down the soup aisle, I was informed that today they would let my insubordination slide, but from tomorrow on, I had to observe all traffic laws. I asked, “Or what?” and a pimply-faced kid told me those were “the rules,” along with the painstakingly measured feet signs on the floor, to enforce social distancing.

Adding insult to injury, plexiglass shields, plastic-covered credit card readers, and large folding tables have been added to further enforce the ever-increasing paranoia.

What is this? Kinderfuckinggarten? Apparently, we must all be treated like children who, first of all, have no concept of measurement, and, second of all, cannot be trusted to utilize even a modicum of common sense to not ram our carts into oncoming traffic if, God forbid, we are going the “wrong way” down an aisle. If they start mandating masks, I will be shopping elsewhere. Or online.

Paging Dr. Paranoid

I’m getting sick and tired of this COVID-19 “plandemic” and the utter naivete of the masses. If you want to succumb to the fear mongering regarding this virus and wear a mask and gloves and look like some wannabe surgeon, then go ahead. Just know that they really don’t do anything except make those of us with common sense and good hygiene who pay no heed to the lamestream media and its bullshit laugh.

Even better are those who wear their masks and gloves while driving alone in their vehicles because who knows what evil virus made its way into their car and is sitting there waiting to invade their uncovered nose and mouth (or burrow into their unprotected hands) and make them sick. Or how about those who wear them outside because we all know that the atmosphere is chock full of deadly viruses that live indefinitely and are floating around looking for healthy folks to infect.

Give me a break.

According to Popular Science, masks are not the panacea of protection against viruses since the major transmission route is hand-to-face. Touch your face after you touch something a sick person has touched creates a greater likelihood that you might get sick.

Ergo, hand-washing has, and always will be, the gold standard for preventing disease.

Further, the paper masks the majority of sheep are wearing are disposable. They should not be reused, nor should someone touch his/her mask while it is on his/her face because it defeats the whole purpose. Additionally, cloth masks (or other cloth face coverings like bandanas, scarves, socks, bras, pantyhose, hijabs, etc.) can actually harbor bacteria and viruses due to the moist, warm environment around your mouth.

Forbes echos the sentiment that masks are not necessary for those who don’t have the virus. In fact, they can actually increase your chance of getting sick, especially if you wear them incorrectly and keep touching them to adjust. Thus, the medical consensus is that you should only wear a mask out in public if you are sick yourself to protect others.

The same goes for latex gloves. Wearing gloves does nothing to protect you from getting sick. In fact, they, too, can increase your chance of catching something if you touch a surface and then touch your face (ooh de ja vu!) To make gloves even remotely worthwhile, you’d need to change or wash/disinfect them as frequently as you do your hands.

So what’s the point? I’ll tell you. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face. Simple.