Chapter 67: COVID Chronicles

By Karen

Day 84

Trump’s End One Day Closer & Women’s Ugly Pants

The tree guys next door didn’t leave until nearly 7 p.m. One large tree between our houses is gone. Now I have a clear view into their kitchen and my car’s rear end gets sun all day. I think at least one other tree came down on the other side, and maybe one in back. Their backyard’s still such a shithole, it’s hard to tell.

I was surprised by the cats’ sang-froid during the tree massacre. Max stayed downstairs, and the chainsaws didn’t cut into Roc and Tony’s nap time. It’s disturbing that they’ve become that used to the sound of deforestation.

Meanwhile, I couldn’t do transcription because of the noise, and I wanted to scream and punch somebody every time the house shook as a trunk hit the ground.

Today’s in the mid-90s. Our cold, rainy spring is over — and I completely missed it. I’m glad I opened the windows while I could. It may be a long time before the kitties get a good breeze on their whiskers again.

Richmonders are still protesting, but more peacefully. I was glad tens of thousands of protesters across the country, particularly in D.C., defied curfews last night. Trump’s “total domination” threats — on top of killing 107,000 people with COVID — may have FINALLY gone too far.

Governor Ralph Northam refused to send Virginia National Guard troops to D.C. to help Trump swing his dick around.

Commentator Rachel Maddow thinks Trump summoned National Guard to D.C. from all over the country because D.C. is a district with no governor. By law, he can only send active troops into a state if its governor requests them. His threat Monday to override “weak” governors is pure bullshit.

It’s one thing for Trump to strut around pretending he’s supreme leader of some banana republic, but entirely something else for him to line American streets with armed troops under orders to shoot and gas civilians “as needed.”

Our 2nd Amendment reads:

“A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

It would be fitting to see Trump’s love of the 2nd Amendment backfire on him spectacularly. His supporters are supposed to bear arms to “secure a FREE State,” not to help a dictator impose martial law and revoke all their other freedoms.

If the MAGA morons ever manage to connect the dots, they could turn out in force — shooting AT Trump, not FOR Trump.

Yesterday, good old conservative Iowa may have fired a shot across Trump’s bow. Their nine-term misogynist, racist, Trump-enabling congressional representative, Steve King, LOST his primary election. They may still give another Republican his seat in November, but at least King is done. One GOP toady down.

To end on a fashion note, here’s a dumb photo from Monday of Trump with some henchmen and his latest bimbo spokesperson, Kayleigh McEnany…

Are her cropped pants the epitome of fugly or what? Cropped pants are as heinous as capris. Neither style flatters ANY woman. OK, one. Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina, wearing cropped skinny pants and flats. But Audrey would look gorgeous in a grocery bag…

Next to men in suits and sensible shoes, Kayleigh in cutesy cutoffs with her ankles hanging out and heels not made for streetwear reveal her as another inept blonde ditz aspiring to be Ivanka’s Mini-Me.

Try to imagine Hillary or Angela Merkel in such a feckless getup. You can’t. They wouldn’t be caught dead.

6 Responses to Chapter 67: COVID Chronicles

  1. Anita says:

    Karen, to say Trump and his female fembots are anti-feminists is to put it mildly. They all have to wear the Fk-Me shoes. Good God! How does anyone put up with him?

    I do believe his goose is now cooked though. That stupid photo op was beyond pale. Did you hear him walk that back today and said he didn’t know protesters were out there? He is such a complete fuck. I thought I hated Richard Nixon. This does not come close.

    Been meaning to write about Padma. Hardee’s isn’t out West, but it might be known as Carl’s Jr here. I do remember that ad. I watch Top Chef for the chefs and the locations. The last thing I watch for is Padma. She does seem extremely full of herself. And manages to find the famous and/or very rich men to marry or have children with.

    So what do you think of the trees being gone? In our prior home I talk so much about because we were there 20 years we woke up to the worst noise ever from a neighbor behind our bedroom. We lived on an easement and these people across the way had been there about a year. He was an investment banker in San Francisco. They took out about 20 trees and hundreds of cubic yard of dirt to completing flatten their backyard and turn it into a park for their three children. I nearly had a COW.

    That yard work went on for months and ended up with a huge jumpy gym, soccer net, baseball net, and a hot tub where they would have parties for 10 year old girls every Sunday night. I truly hated those people. What is it about rich people that think they can come into a quiet neighborhood and turn it upside down! Then they added a basketball stantion on the easement right by our bedroom as far away as they could from their own house where the 8 year old boy would come out and shoot hoops every morning at 7am. Even on weekends.

    I swear I will end up in a 55+ community at some point because I can’t take these entitled parents and children. Yes I’m old now!

    Hope things continue to be calm in Richmond and other places in the country. If I was in DC right now I would risk Covid to be one of the protesters. I dream about winning the lottery and moving there until Trump is gone then staying for the Biden Inauguration parties in the streets.

    Speaking of Covid, I read an article today about a couple of Italian doctors in Northern Italy that said the people becoming infected with the virus has a much smaller viral load then earlier this year. It’s possible it is mutating into something not as deadly. That would be so wonderful. It at least is something to be hopeful for the future.

  2. catsworking says:

    Anita, that would be really good news about COVID if it’s true. Fingers crossed on that.

    Oh my God, how did you ever survive that neighbor? I had a cow when the guy down the hill behind me and his father erected a crooked, rickety stockade fence around his yard for a dog I don’t think he even kept. It was a barker, and the last words I had with that prick were, “This is the last time I’m going to ask you to keep your dog inside. Next time he’s outside barking, I’m calling the police.” I think I scared the shit out of him because I never heard the dog again.

    People who move into a neighborhood and totally disregard the character of it are the worst.

    I really don’t know about the missing trees next door. The one between our houses is a loss to me because it provided a lot of shade and some privacy. I’m more pissed that they didn’t have that fucking rotting trunk taken out while the guys were there with a wood chipper. WTF? It’s still crushing their fence.

    I’ve been told I could call the county and report them. I might. But they’re renters. They don’t care. Over the years, I’ve had battles with various tenants who did outrageous things (like throw an upholstered sofa off the deck — I was thinking of selling and it looked like I had trailer trash next door) and I’ve always won in the end and they moved. The guy who owns that house is a dirtbag. As long as he’s collecting rent, he doesn’t care if it crumbles. A previous tenant once showed me black mold around the bathtub so thick it almost made me puke.

    I haven’t heard a peep from Trump today. I also haven’t heard anyone saying a good word about having DC crawling with armed troops. I do think Trump has reached the tipping point to his doom. And if COVID comes back with a vengeance in a few weeks, just icing on the cake.

  3. Anita says:

    Karen, what terrible experiences with your renter neighbors. We just rented an apartment for a year before we bought that house and we treated that apartment like our own house. Even added pull out towel holders under the sink and extra towel bars. They only had one in each bathroom! And of course my husband fixed everything he cold. Whomever moved into that apartment after us was very lucky.

    Our neighbors moved about a year after destroying that backyard and bought a mansion 3 miles down the road that had a pool. Happiest day of my life! Very lovely people with two small children moved in and we never heard a peep out of them.

    If you don’t follow Uncle Blazer on Twitter @blakesmustache please go read him today. He is giving me hope! He has a big thread about Mueller and the Senate Intelligence committee. It starts putting together some pieces that were always missing about the Mueller investigation. If what he is saying is true this is going to make a great spy novel someday.

    I also saw on Twitter that Washington DC is expecting 1 million visitors this weekend. Since someone in West Virginia won the Powerball and not me, I won’t be joining that protest. Darn. Hopefully someday.

  4. catsworking says:

    Anita, OMG, please, please, PLEASE let Uncle Blazer be right. That the FBI and some smart senators stayed a few steps ahead of Trump and are poised to DESTROY him.

    It does put Mueller in a much more flattering light than the doddering idiot he seemed to be when he testified. And it makes his doddering mean something.

    That fence Trump is putting up around the White House today? If 1 million people show up in DC, I’m assuming they remove it. I read somewhere that protesters breached another fence around the White House in the last day or so.

    Personally, I would like to see Trump come to a Mussolini finish, but then we wouldn’t have the pleasure of watching him rot in prison as a babbling, drooling vegetable in diapers, screaming for his phone.

  5. Anita says:

    Karen, when I think of how poker face Mueller was at the hearing it makes sense now. He didn’t want to give anything away. I hope everything Uncle Blazer says is true.

    We decided to go visit my stepson so I’m out of TV mode right now but saw that Trump had an off the rails press conference this morning. Pence finally showed his face. I’d love to know what really goes on behind the scenes. Certain it’s the cluster we all think it is.

  6. catsworking says:

    Anita, I didn’t watch Trump’s press conference, but the word on Twitter is that it was the disaster you’d expect. He rambled on about China and Hong Kong, apparently, as if anybody gives a shit. He’s SO desperate to distract, but nothing is working.

    Mayor of DC just renamed part of 16th Street by the White House Black Lives Matter Plaza, and had them paint the words in huge yellow letters on the street.

    Trump has never had this kind of push-back before. He’s flying to Maine today to doom Susan Collins’ re-election. The governor told him not to come. The paper there published an editorial today telling him to resign in almost every paragraph.

    Apparently, Trump had his goons cook the books on the unemployment numbers, like he’s going to fool the 40 million people out of work that the job market is MUCH better than they think it is.

    And we’re just waiting for the new cases of COVID to start rolling in after all these protests.

    Forgot to mention, no sooner did I Follow him on Twitter than Uncle Blazer locked his account and said he’s no longer tweeting because he’s been getting scary threats. He must really be onto something.

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