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.

Smoke and Mirrors

By now, I’m sure everyone whose employer or school has suspended activity due to this mainstream media overblown corona virus mass hysteria “pandemic” (or, as I like to call it, “panic-demic“) bullshit is, like me, bored to tears. Granted, as a writer, Armageddon or not, dammit, I can always work. However, given that I always can does not necessarily mean that I want to. Aside from some scattered poetry and these bitch-fests, I’m not being very productive aside from basic household chores, and even those have been attended to unenthusiastically.

And, truly, how many movies can one person watch in two weeks? For me, the answer is 17.

But what is really making me irritated during this whole mess is the unrelenting coverage by mainstream media (aka “lame” stream media) about this virus. Yes, this is the same mainstream media that (as all “woke” folks know) are simply the propaganda arm of the deep state left and those who are willing to bankrupt and destroy the US just to eviscerate, discredit, and oust President Trump because he’s not one of them. He actually gives a damn about the US and her people. He keeps his promises. I know, right?! What a concept that our elected president (or any other elected official) actually has the US in his best interests. Let me tell you, he is quite a breath of fresh air given what has inhabited the White House for the past, oh 20 years.

Unless your head is buried in the sand, you have been brainwashed a la “Project Mockingbird” (look it up), or you are just too stupid to see that the numbers don’t add up, it is very apparent that this “pandemic” is not all it seems. When has the US (and the rest of the world) been closed for business for a flu bug? We’ve survived SARS, eBola, H1N1, Zika and an assortment of other alleged human race-ending diseases without the massive and unprecedented shutdowns we are seeing today.

Something is afoul. Do some research. Wash your hands. And wait for the storm to pass.