Pandemic spreads across South, Midwest as CDC succumbs to Trump’s political pressure

Indeed … I’m in Flori-duh!! … “The coronavirus pandemic continues its deadly march through rural counties and small towns across the country, led by flare ups in Southern and Midwestern states that are becoming new epicenters of the outbreak.”

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

The spread of the coronavirus pandemic is now picking up steam in Southern and Midwestern states controlled by Republicans despite their attempts to conceal the scale of the contagion.  Here’s a graph showing two states from each of those regions:

Formed in 1946 during the Truman administration, the nearly 74 year-old Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been at the forefront of America’s effort to combat and eradicate deadly infectious diseases around the world.  Aside from a few early exceptions (e.g. the despicable Tuskegee syphilis experiment 1932-1972), the CDC has a very long list of public health accomplishments particularly regarding its collaborative work with the World Health Organization since 1956.  Especially over the last three decades, the CDC has built a renowned global reputation for excellence in medical science… until, that is, two big societal earthquakes began fracturing its once-solid foundation.

The first quake hit…

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Gravesite Hit Job

The Con-Man HIT JOB … “I see how Republicans can continue to support Donald Trump. They’re racist, horrible, vile, disgusting, stupid people. Real stupid.
But the virus doesn’t care about your politics. Trump said he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose any supporters. Looking at how the numbers from his base have not changed, he’s right. But, if you support Trump, what happens if he shoots your grandma?”



Trump supporters always tell people like me that I don’t get it. They tell me I don’t understand how they could become so disenfranchised to vote for someone like Donald Trump. I do get it to a certain point. They’re a bunch of racists so upset that after electing the nation’s first black president, who was very successful for eight years, they had to go and elect a stupid, narcissistic reality TV show host.

Think about it. Remember that entire Tea Bagger, I mean, Tea Party thing that popped up after Obama was elected? The Tea Baggers, er…Partiers, came along between the election and Obama’s inauguration (in case you’re a Republican, that’s BEFORE Obama was president) to scream and hold rallies against Obama’s runaway spending. After eight years of George W. Bush running up this nation’s greatest debt by paying for two wars with tax cuts, they were suddenly concerned…

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Friday Fun Fact. #1 …. “💄 ‘Way Out of Practice’ 💄 …. “!!

~~May 22, 2020~~


For those ladies, comrades in arms, who have to leave their house and work … it’s been a bit more than 2 months. How much more to go?

Take some time to practice before hibernation is left behind!



#FridayFunFact #COVIDHumor #CoronaVirus #Lockdown #Quarantine #Hibernation #WorkFromHome #BackToTheOffice #OutOfPractice #Makeup #LookInTheMirror #LaughterIsBestMedicine

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexacwordpress

Something to REALLY Think About …. “🤔 HUG, HUG, HUG 🤔 …. “!!

~~May 22, 2020~~


It’s life irony that one most misses things that have been taken for granted and now one can’t have!



“When the right person hugs you, it’s like medicine. I’m so grateful for those few people in my life who are good for my soul.”

~Steve Maraboli~


~Mermaid Musings Facebook Page~

#SomethingToThinkAbout #ReallyThinkAbout #DontTakeForGranted #ValueOfAHug #GiftOfAHug #EverAgain #Quote #SteveMaraboli #MermaidMusings #FacebookPage

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

To Start the Day …. “💐 Just Checking …. Y’all OK? 💐 …. “!!

~~May 22, 2020~~


Stopping by wherever you are. These are uncertain, difficult times.

I sure hope you are ALL doing well.

Know that someone here is thinking about you!!


#ToStartTheDay #JustChecking #OnAllOfYou #YouAreDoingOK #DifficultUncertainTimes #HopeAllIsWell #SomeoneIsThinkingAboutYou

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

Pompeo, The Thug …

MIKE POMPEO … another name to know (if you don’t know already) … “At what point do the American start seeing this admin for what it is … a corrupted bunch of political thugs? And yet Donald was going to drain that swamp … when all he actually did was replace gators with man-eating sharks.”

In Saner Thought

Recently an IG for the State Department was fired because Pompeo did not appreciate someone looking into his misdeeds as SecState….

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo openly admitted Monday that he asked President Donald Trump to fire the State Department inspector general—an official who is supposed to be independent from political influence—because he was not “performing a function in a way that we had tried to get him to.”

IG Steve Linick was reportedly investigating at least two State Department matters, including whether Trump violated the law with his emergency declaration last year approving billions of dollars in U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which Pompeo approved. Linick was “in the final stages” of the probe when Trump announced his firing on Friday, the New York Timesreported.

Since the original report of the firing more has come out on the dealings that Pompeo is doing…..

It seems…

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The Darling Of The Neocons …

Get to know this name (if you don’t already)! … Tom Cotton Has Been Waiting Years for This. A dangerous voice … these are same types that lead the US into a failed invasion and occupation of Iraq … hopefully NO one will not listen to the fantasies spread by this person and his ilk.”

Neoconservatives typically advocate the promotion of democracy and interventionism in international affairs, including peace through strength (by means of military force), and are known for espousing disdain for communism and for political radicalism.

In Saner Thought

Those Neocons have been beating war drums for decades….against Iran a stable in Neocon circles….more recently Venezuela……but now they have a new (fairly new) opponent and a subject for their hatred…..that would be China.

And now the darling of the Neocons….Tom Cotton of Arkansas has been giving lip service to all the enemies or perceived enemies…..the Neocons have targeted…..

Cotton now has picked on the mantle of China basher……a dream come true for him….he now is front and center in the bashing….before he was just a small voice within the Neocom elite….

Now he can roar for he has the president as a ally……

A long time ago—during the 2010s—a young, Harvard-educated veteran from the Deep South crossed paths with Washington’s most senior Republican intellectual.

His name was Tom Cotton. His mentor’s: Bill Kristol, the editor of the conservative Weekly Standard.

The wunderkind Arkansas senator has been a national security…

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Running. With Possum.

BRAND NEW DAY … Every morning, no matter what … “Every morning, no matter what, no matter how much garbage we throw at the World below her, she comes to fire up the Day. T.G.I.F. Where’s my High? There she is.
“Today. A brand new day. Never been touched.” …

Live & Learn


Last night. My sleep app registers 6.5 hours (Tues), 5.3 hours (Wed) and 4.1 hours (Thurs). Recognizing that this trend is unsustainable, I do what Americans do. We medicate. Three tylenol PM tablets down the hatch and in bed at 9pm. I twist in my earbuds, hit play on Audible and listen to the narration of Stephanie Danler’s new Memoir “Stray.” I’m gone in minutes.

4:35 a.m. this morning. Eyes are pharmaceutically glued shut, but some life force demands that I check the time. Ah, ha. I’ve bent back the sleep curve. And feel like sh*t…

16 consecutive days of morning runs, and I’ll be damned if I was going to break the streak this morning. Because that’s what compulsive obsessives do.

A passage from Danler’s book floats up: “Every addict’s journey follows the same trajectory. It’s an Icarus story: a high that’s unsustainable and then…

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