Rant-less

Actual photo of me ranting, in the good ol days.

I want to rant…

I need to rant…

Sadly, I just don’t have it in me.

Oh sure, a lot of things are bugging the hell out of me. And yes, I constantly bitch and moan to myself, to the walls, to my better half.

{Side bar…. My better half, Nick, has been working from home for about 5 weeks now… He loves it when I burst into the office, loudly complaining about the ludicrous amount of air they put into a bag of crisps/potato chips, these days, or how the grocery store substituted broccoli for asparagus, AGAIN! He’s especially pleased, when I do this, whilst he’s on a conference call. *insert embarrassed face here*}

…but I digress. The real problem is, I have not been able to conjure up a healthy, sustainable rant; at least not one worth writing about.

Seriously, I got nothin.

Try as I may, there is only so much you can write about when you’re anger is fuelled by the fact that band-aids (plasters) don’t stay on longer than 10 minutes, or how the ‘Gentle on Your Hands’ washing up liquid, literally turns your hands into swollen lumps, covered with red, itchy, pus-blisters!

How much can you really rant about the news broadcasters, saying the same fucking thing, over and over and over again. (Yeah, yeah, I know, “STOP WATCHING,” I hear ya!)

There were those ‘patriots’ protesting the lockdown… I think they were marching because they wanted the right to get a haircut or to get their nails done. I cant really remember, but whatever it was, I’m sure they were saying it was well worth sacrificing Grandma! Hey, she’s gotta go sometime, right?

Ooooooo, wait! I might have stumbled onto something here!

Could I rant about the leader of the free world (and I use that phrase ‘sarcastically’) seriously suggesting that his country’s top scientist and immunologists look into, harnessing a “very powerful light,” and somehow discharging that light, into the human body, in large doses, as to kill the Covid19 virus?

Or wait, wait… how about ranting about that same leader, telling these same overworked, exhausted, experts in their field to try and figure out a way that we could perhaps use a “disinfectant” like concoction, that we might “inject,” so that it gets directly into our lungs (“cleaning”) because that would do “a tremendous number on the lungs.”

Hmmm, then there was the press conference where he kept talking about how ‘antibiotics’ used to kill “all the germs,” but how nowadays, the germs are “so smart” we just can’t keep up with them.

Ummm, so, wait… am I to believe that this self proclaimed “very very smart” leader of the free world, the same one making suggestions to the USA’s top scientists and immunologists, doesn’t know the difference between a ‘virus,’ and ‘bacteria?’ Hmm, that could be a good rant!

{Sidebar… Yes, before you go crazy, I do realise that they are using antibiotics (Azithromycin) on patients with CORVID19, but if you read why, it’s because these patients often develop a secondary bacterial infection in their lungs, which yes, can be treated with an antibiotic. The WHO (the organisation, not the band) and the world’s top scientist all agree antibiotics do not kill viruses.}

…but wait, back to the PATRIOTS; these people love their country so very much (or is it latte, they love? Whatever….) they were quite passionate about spitting in the faces of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals, who stood silently, on the sidelines, in a counter protest!

Yup, you heard me! These lovers of liberty (their liberty, not the liberty of ALL. Don’t be silly!) threateningly, screamed things like; “FAKE NURSE,” “PAID ACTOR,” “GO TO CHINA IF YOU WANT COMMUNISM,” into the faces, of the very healthcare professionals, who might (very soon) be asked to risk their lives, to save these patriots! (Yeah, I’m sorry, but if it were me, being asked to come to work and save them… I’d have to seriously think about calling in sick! Good thing nursing wasn’t my vocation, huh?)

Oh, oh… another good one was “FIRE FAUCI.” Yes, let’s do that! Let’s fire the only sane person that the President is even remotely still listening to. Fauci is an American physician and immunologist, who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984! That’s 36 years, 36 freakin years!!!! The USA has had 5 different presidents since 1984; representing both the democratic and republican parties and he’s outlasted all of them! Fauci is widely recognised and respected as one of the world’s leading experts on infectious diseases. Sure, we don’t need him during a global pandemic, why would we?

Here’s a fun fact… “In 2003, the Institute for Scientific Information stated that from 1983 to 2002, “Fauci was the 13th most-cited scientist among the 2.5 to 3 million authors in all disciplines throughout the world who published articles in scientific journals.” So for 19 years, he was the 13th most cited author, amongst 2.5 to 3 million authors! Ahhhh, but he wasn’t Number 1, I can hear a few of you naysayers whispering…. No, he was not Number 1.

Yes… lets fire him!

We can’t blame Trump for everything… he does have some very well intended, if not misguided followers. For example, did you hear the interview Anderson Cooper did, with Mayor Carolyn Goodman, of Las Vegas?

If you have not, I strongly suggest you roll a big, fat one, and check it out on YouTube. She, in her infinite wisdom, is requesting that “Las Vegas be opened!”

Yes, all of Las Vegas, the hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, shows and of course the casinos!

Her argument is that Las Vegas “wasn’t broken.” She, without any real proof, is saying that that no one” in Las Vegas had the coronavirus when the Governor made the decision to issue the ‘stay-at-home order; so I guess she’s implying that everything would have been FINE and there was no need for the order.

She implied, when asked if she was still talking about Las Vegas at one point in a confusing interview, yes, “Entertainment capital of the world where everything is clean.” {insert somewhat stunned face here}

So, I guess she’s saying, if it ain’t broke, it won’t get broke, so don’t even try to make it so that it doesn’t get broke… or something to that effect!

When asked how she would maintain social distancing if casinos were to open, she responded, “That’s up to them to figure out. I don’t run a casino.”

When asked how she would maintain social distancing at hotels, she answered, “I’m not a private owner of a hotel. I wish I were. And I would have the cleanest hotel with six feet figured out for every human being that comes in there.”

Again, this is the Mayor, of Las Vegas.

She did make a very empathic and insightful statement, which caught my eye… “Let the businesses open, and competition will destroy that business if, in fact, they become evident that they have the disease.”

She even floated the idea of Las Vegas becoming a huge “control group” in an “experiment” to determine the effectiveness of social distancing measures. Oddly enough, that particular statement set off a flurry of angry responses from labor unions, casino owners, workers and some of her own colleagues. Go figure.

Seriously, you don’t even need to get high, just listen to the interview! It’s mind blowing! In fact don’t get high… you might freak out, and I fear we’ll never get you back!

Well… fancy that!

It seems like I did find a few things to rant about after all… now I just need to find a phone number for that crisp company!

8 Comments

  1. OMG….the mayor of Las Vegas! Beyond words. Great rant! We gave ourselves haircuts yesterday. There’s a Raymond Carver poem about his wife cutting his hair isn’t there? It’s surprisingly intimate. Maybe said “patriots” are simply in love with their barber and missing him/her. I miss my Turkish barber 😉

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