Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Poop Sandwich

No one wants to say hard things.

Opening our country cautiously will be expensive.

People dance around it, and maybe they get real when talking about businesses not being able to reopen, but that’s not all of it.

I just read the CDC guideline that daycare centers should limit the sharing of art supplies. That would mean that they have fewer kids during arts & crafts sessions, or they need more supplies for the same number of children. It’s stupid how much that would throw off the budget of the average day care. You know who can easily afford that? No one.

Imports are down, or else they cost more money. This pandemic is going to permanently increase the price of things that we bring in to this country, especially items that we import from China. You know who can easily afford that? No one.

I was starting to whine about how I can’t get the Irish butter that I like, now, when I realized that I’m not worried about how I’m going to afford groceries. I’m privileged, and should shut up.

Now that the first wave of the virus is starting to ebb, people who aren’t soulless money monsters are going to think about the economic impact, because we will all be victims, at some level.

Our world reset, a little, and we don’t get to resume it, exactly as it was.

Nobody wants to think about hard things.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Bounty, Indeed

NYT story

After groups of governors on the East and West Coasts announced Monday that they planned to work together in regional groups to decide when and how to reopen business, Mr. Trump invoked the film “Mutiny on the Bounty” in a Twitter post, likening the governors to mutineers who took over a ship from a captain they believed was abusing his crew.

I’m just going to point out that in said movie, the captain was, in fact, a nut job who was abusing his crew.

Friday, April 10, 2020


Congress needs to stop trying to shove everything in to one bill, hoping that there will be something in there popular enough to make it pass, and just start passing smaller bills that focus on some of the popular things that the country needs right goddamn now.

Reading that a bill to help small businesses failed because Democrats were trying to push for medical supplies and other funding in the same bill just feels so self-defeatist, to me. Yes, we need all those things, but half of something is ALWAYS better than all of nothing. Fight for everything, but take small wins if they’re what you can get, right now. Small business owners are people, and people are who we need to help.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Still Sad

The President has put a temporary travel ban from Europe to the U.S. in order to stem the spread of COVID 19.

It’s already here. I’m feeling like he really doesn’t understand this.