In the midst of the pandemic it seems as if schools around the United States are hell-bent on reopening as fast as possible because the general thinking is that when kids are kept out of in-person school experiences, they suffer some kind of damage … mental …anyway that is the argument that I have been hearing although I have to say I never heard any such crap when I was going to school all those years ago. I guess today’s kids are either a lot more fragile than they once were or professional perceptions of them have failed to recognize their self-contained resilience and ability to cope and to adjust when not inhibited by societal over protection.
So the idea is to cram as many kids into schools as possible as quickly as possible and all I can see happening is a new pandemic rising from such ill advised actions … a new pandemic driven by the millions of kids that will become infected and who will then carry their infections home with them and spread them to the local community like a raging wildfire. It is already happening in Georgia, a state that kind of acted like a role model for the early school opening urge …. more than 200 new covid cases in one Georgia school district only two days after the rush to reopen — and it will get worse … I believe you can bet your bottom dollar on that one.
I knew it was coming and now I am reading that President Trump has indicated a desire to have his image preserved as an addition to iconic Mt. Rushmore. Stop reading for a minute and let that idea sink in — Trump wants his image to rest forever beside the four presidents already on the national monument. I do not wish to piss on Mr. Trump’s parade, but I find that idea a little off-putting for some reason that I cannot readily put my finger on at the moment. It is the same feeling that sweeps over me when I ponder the idea of adding a chapter to The Holy Bible detailing the life and adventures of Trump.
Read this when you are in the bathroom. It might help your bowels to move a little better:
The President has just recently signed executive orders, one of which is designed to put a halt to the payroll deduction tax (The deduction from paychecks that pays for social security and medicare …. you remember “Cash strapped and imperiled social security and medicare, don’t you? —– and a more recent report I read said that the president would really love to make the stoppage of the payroll tax deductions permanent. If he makes those deductions permanent then there is no source of income for either social security or medicate and eventually both programs would disappear. Are you ready for that to happen?
It’s all so crazy and the worst part of it all is that we might get saddled with four more years of the same … or worse … if The Donald gets re-elected. Is America really that damned stupid?