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Ah, Dr. Fauci weighs in. The Albert Speer of our time. One could write a book about him, people no doubt will. Glad I’m not in his shoes. So, once again, this is why we need to shut this disease down. Letting it run its course in America will have lasting negative impacts on millions of people. It’s not a flu, it’s not a cold, it isn’t something to be casual about getting if you’re young and healthy. Covid-19 doesn’t give a flying f*ck what you or anyone thinks, and we are paying a terrible price in America because of the infectious hubris of so many of our leaders: Dr. Fauci has some bad news for recovered coronavirus patients.

Trump is getting big laughs in New Zealand, maybe he should go into stand up comedy? Oh, wait, pretty sure that requires a mature sense of humor, which Trump manifestly does not possess. So Trump tried to deflect criticism of his defense against Covid-19 by saying “New Zealand had a big resurgence of Covid-19!” Even more bizarrely, he implied that they had done such a great job suppressing Covid-19 to make Trump look bad. The NZ Prime Minister laughed about it:

She laughed because New Zealand’s recent outbreak of 45 cases in no way, shape, or form compares to America’s near 50,000 new cases a day: Trump’s Claim Of A New Zealand Surge Is ‘Patently Wrong,’ Ardern Says.

Turns out Trump calling for a boycott of Goodyear was in response to a deliberately inaccurate and misleading tweet. Rather than spending 30 seconds fact checking, he decided to try to destroy Americans’ jobs and livelihoods in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis virtually unrivaled in living memory. In a key election battleground state to boot. The mind reels. I just don’t even understand what’s happening any more. If we get through the election without major … problems … I’ll drink some lite beer. I dunno.

Today’s theory is that the only thing that will save America now is God, aliens, or AI. All are fairly unlikely. The only difference between the three is that if God or aliens exist, logically they’re already here. Give that some thought gentle reader. A human built AI, maybe not yet. Though it could already be here too. In any event, basic game theory says the strategy is to avoid major issues with them. If a benevolent God, aliens, or AI appear on the scene … best to be on good terms with them. Yes, Roko’s Basilisk. Or The Game, which I just lost. A metaphor for life.

I repeat stuff a lot in these posts lately. These posts get out to a random audience. And I’m blogging in the midst of  a great historical sea change. Covid-19 is going to change everything. The world we all grew up in has been dealt a mortal blow. Protect yourself and your loved ones, try to make the world a better place than you found it. That’s why I write.

Oh, I garden and build stuff too. Stay safe everyone, a new world awaits whatever happens in the next months in America. We’re all Alice now.  Share at will. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #MundiSolisOccasum

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August 20, 2020 at 7:41 pm

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