I’m wondering if we’re in the universe of The Stand or The Dark Tower. At this point, who the fuck even knows?

Monday night, I got my “essential worker” letters–one for me and one for Prime, since he’s my driver–from work. It’s to prevent us from being pulled over by the National Guard or the police.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Yeah, we need papers to go to work. Because if you’re not an employee of a essential business, you need to stay home. Already the death toll from this is rising; ten to one it’s going to take longer than two weeks to get it under control.

I’m angry. I’m absolutely, incandescently angry.

We were warned. We knew about this bullshit months in advance, but the useless Ferengi-in-Chief blew it off as a “hoax”. Then, he started to downplay shit. Now, we have people drinking fish tank cleaner in an attempt to self-medicate themselves because the jackass keeps claiming that a malaria treatment with a similar name cures this shit. (Here’s the thing: we’re looking into it. Studies are being done but we don’t have actual evidence yet. It’s the same with intravenous vitamin C.)

In Spain, the elderly–those 65 and older–are having their ventilators removed so they can be given to younger people to help them survive. The older victims? They’re being given sedatives so they don’t suffer.

He knew. He was given reports. He could have easily told companies to ramp up production of medical supplies in January. But he didn’t. And don’t even get me started on his press conferences. Holy. Shit.

I’m considered essential. Prime is considered essential. There are a lot of people who aren’t. How the hell are they going to pay their bills? Especially if this stay-at-home order lasts into April, which it looks like it will.

Prime and I are okay. There are a lot of people who aren’t. That bothers me.

I really hope that people remember this bullshit in November. We need that orange asshat gone. He never should have been elected in the first damn place but never underestimate the power of idiots in large numbers. That’s how we got in this situation in the first place.

Scrap this noise. Here’s a cat video, because that’s one of the few things that makes sense right now.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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1 Response to Unreality

  1. DeviceDude says:

    Damn, that is chilling news to receive papers from employers declaring you “essential” workers that must report to work and to let the authorities leave you be. I didn’t get a paper like that *per se* but since I work in San Francisco the mayoral decree declared insurance companies as essential businesses. The management idiots at work could not get their act together as they were devising plans for us – the insurance claims examiners and the call center reps (like me) – to work from home. Things like do you have the right router to connect a phone line along with a programmed phone and logging on to remote servers to access the applications and websites to do our duties. Management dithered on their response for so long that Joe got livid and said for my sup (who is an asshat) to, “go fuck himself.” (I concur).

    I’ve been home since 03/17/20 and my employer sent me the programmed phone and now I work from our home office. This has relieved a lot of Joe’s anxiety as he does not want me on the Caltrain commuter trains I rode every week to and from The City and being close to people at work and in public who might be contagious but are asymptomatic.

    In 1 respect, Joe doesn’t have to worry about income as he was forced to take an early retirement from United Airlines. And since the incidents of April 2019 from when we were in Mississippi, we redeemed his late mom’s bonds, bank and brokerage accounts and more and we have paid off our house. I am sorry about the drama he endured to obtain that.

    If Prime is still with the same employer he was with (JJKA?) I’m guessing he was given the luxury of working from home. I wish you had been given the same, Lyn. At least in the weeks since Costco has mandated that people entering their stores wear face masks to protect everyone inside. I hope to Primus that you 2 remain in well health. I also hope to Primus that the demon child drama queen in office and all his enablers have their asses kicked out of the White House and accross the country to truly begin the healing of America.



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