Sleepy Saturday

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The Fourth of July is traditionally for barbecues, fireworks, boisterous partying and various hijinks to celebrate Independence Day. But this year, with coronavirus cases soaring to all-time highs, medical experts warn that the normal US holiday exuberance could instead create infection “superspreader” events.

Across the country, thousands of official public celebrations have been canceled in an effort to prevent mass gatherings. Two notable exceptions are the fireworks planned by the Trump administration in the center of Washington, and an event on Friday night at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota where the president will attend a fireworks display.

This event has managed simultaneously to upset Native American leaders who consider the location stolen tribal land; irritate those worried about wildfires in the parched landscape, where fireworks have been banned in recent drought years; and further divide views on health precautions, with the Republican governor of South Dakota saying social distancing will not be enforced and anyone who doesn’t like that idea can “stay home”.

Adam Gabbatt @ THE GUARDIAN

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12 Responses to Sleepy Saturday

  1. Micki says:

    A limerick I wrote this morning….not exactly light-hearted, but it is heart-felt…

    There once was a day called 4th of July,
    It brought us together, you cannot deny…
    In two-thousand twenty,
    Divisions aplenty!
    I yearn for the day we reunify!

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  2. Micki says:

    I cannot fathom that Trump still has supporters. They are ALL counterfeit patriots!

    What he did last night at Mount Rushmore is beyond disgusting.

    The make believe he-man is psychotic. Crazy. Dangerous.

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    • Carol says:

      I haven’t had a chance to see much of what he had to say, but I DID see some clips. He is pure nuts. I watch a lot of the MSNBC shows, they get to talking about him and wonder whatever, I explain it to all of them EVERY day. No matter what they are discussing, tell them, “…it’s because he’s mentally ill.” I’ve said that hundreds of times to the TV.

      Then there is his one thing he cannot change, he has to be on the opposite side of every thing there is. He seems compelled to be mean, and cruel, and against anything that is good, just the biggest frickiin’ weirdo on this earth. A freak and his followers cheer all his bullshit.

      After one of the clips, I told the TV that he could say I had some guys stop by and murder one of your loved ones while you’ve been here AND THEY WOULD HAVE CHEERED.

      All that poison he spit out last night, have to take heart that he has lost a LOT of voters and has no interest in trying to get new followers, judging by his venom. No way to win friends and influence people.

      The polls, reaching double digits against Trump in most of them, people are finally sick of his crap and want out of this. If republicans can’t suppress the vote, it’s going to be quite a rout.

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  3. David B Benson says:

    Faux neuz isn’t gnu neuz.

    Got it?

    🙂

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  4. ಠ¿ಠarol says:

    HOT! HOT! HOT! Backwashed the pool this morning, checked the chemicals and there was still plenty of chlorine in the water after a whole night. Progress.

    Thought I had to call the septic tank people, well, I DID call them. Mary told me that I had it done in 2016, lost Bob in Nov. 2017, with only me living here no WAY I would need to have the tank pumped out. She told me to get the plunger.

    Don’t ask me why I didn’t think of that, I got itm one push and it’s fixed, been working fine all day. Mary saved me at least $300.

    Made some soup, cleaned up the kitchen, did NOT wash clothes. Mary told me to save that for tomorrow to make sure as I used water today everything stayed normal with the toilet. Will fight with the washer tomorrow then.

    I reference a list about me to Pete all the time, who came over to visit me today, and every time I do or say something demented, I wonder if it should be put on the list. The septic brain fart could be put on that, as could my water softener which I let run out of most of its salt last week. Oh, well. I’ll probably be ok for awhile yet. 🙂

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  5. David B Benson says:

    No sign of the supposed flyover. Not so many out but @ the house across the street there is a party with visitors from Colorado; cute.

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  6. David B Benson says:

    Flickrs not flying here today.

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  7. David B Benson says:

    Washington state COVID-19 new cases = 496.

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  8. Den says:

    Sounds like everyone here is tucked away from crowds and unnecessary mayhem, isolated, trapped until whenever, brief outings for groceries and such, then back in the confines of ones abode.

    Quite a lot like solitary confinement, little or no outside contact, no telling when it will all end, prisoners of a microscopic virus that appeared out of nowhere to depopulate the Earth and thereby reduce carbon emissions, rudimentary self healing. on behalf of the planet. Interesting.

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