In Wales we are under a Firebreak Lockdown. That’s new rules on top of the Lockdown I mentioned in my last post. It was set to last 17 days and if the Gods are smiling it should end on November 9th. That of course is going to depend on how bad the Coronavirus is in the areas that were spiking. one of which would appear to be mine. I certainly don’t mind about these rules for the sake of our health, after all I’m high risk in a high risk area and may not survive a bout with this illness. What both surprises me and annoys me in equal measure is the number of people who are happy to walk around without masks, If they want to infect themselves well and good, it’s their choice, but why take a chance on infecting me.
Another little niggle is that what they call non-essential shops have had to close again and some may not reopen. More people unemployed are suffering under enormous strain. Supermarkets have their non-essential goods roped off and you can only buy food. That is a cause of strain for me or it would be if I was able to go to any Supermarkets. I like looking round and if I happen to need a new kettle it means I’d have to heat a pan of water until I could get a delivery from an online shop. Buying Christmas prezzies will virtually be an online job too and if we’re still restricted about the middle of November we’ll need to send out parcels in the post, possibly having a firm like Hermes pick up and deliver for you. For the first time I’ve had to rely on Amazon gift tokens for a few and I always think hat’s a cop out for not using an imagination.
November 3rd brings the election in America. All the signs are that Joe Biden will win, but the speed with which Mr Trump is trying to invest another fanatical Evangelist onto the Supreme court. There was a blanket refusal to wait until after the election and give the Resident President the right to appoint the new justice. The word up is that he wants her on the bench now in case he has reason to appeal the count based on fraudulent votes. No matter how often he’s told by the necessary agencies that it’s not a problem he brings it up in his rallies giving his best ‘Poor Me’ performance for his base. I understand many Republicans are tired of hearing it, especially when they hear from the FBI that it isn’t a problem. For me it’s the elections for the Senate and House that matter. Holding the house would be good but gaining the Senate would be wonderful. No more Moscow Mitch using his power to stop payments going out for those suffering loss of businesses or loss of jobs over there.
Well I paused today with things to do. Before I knew it Amy Barratt, Trump’s third nominee was voted in by a Republican majority. As the bible would say, It passeth all Understanding.For four years everyone has been listening to the lies and the procrastinations from Donald Trump. ACA must go but he has a superb new plan that will be the best plan ever in the World and it will definitely be secure for people with pre-existing conditions. Well he almost got rid of ACA which an awful lot of Republicans rely on. He upset a lot of insurance companies and also lost everything because of course he had nothing but hot air to replace it with. Four years later it’s still there but not for long if he has a choice despite still having no replacement. And yet they still vote for him and for the Senators who have backed him. They will suffer themselves and cause suffering to others who will lose out on health insurance and especially on the pre-existing condition clauses. He continues to make ridiculous claims about Hunter Biden and Joe Biden despite those claims having been debunked before. What has never been debunked is his association with the Russians who have attacked the US election results. Mr Mueller who is a Republican had to have his report redacted because of his conclusions. He was not biased towards the Democrats, only towards the truth and yet the Republican Senators played games at the impeachment showing a complete disregard for the voters. His press secretary Kelly Ann had her work scripted and despite claiming never to lie rarely told the truth. She would come one and claim that President Trump had done things bigger and better or helped a particular group more than any other President had helped them before. There were always more jobs under him and a better economy. We’d have choked to death if we’d actually swallowed and of these porkies.
Just last week Trump had his youngest daughter Tiffany on the stump with him, She’s always avoided doing anything like this before but I get the feeling there was little choice this time. She had to address a crowd of LGBT people and in her words convince them Trump has done more for them than any President before. Tiffany went into an almost cheer leader role to convince these people they had to vote for her father and owed it to him. The truth is of course that no President has ever done something for gay people. He’s just appointed this Conservative to the Supreme court with the aim of ending gay marriage, ending abortions and probably burning gays at the stake. Same sex relationships will no doubt be made illegal. Trump is turning the clocks back by decades. It’s no joke that if he wins a second term he’ll go for a third and before you notice he’ll have pronounced himself King of the type you rid yourself of a few hundred years ago. And like North Kores it will be a family affair. We have to hope that Joe Biden gets such a landslide that no-one can question it. Then we have to hope for a majority in the Senate so he can get something done without being blocked all the time. Maybe after 4 years the Republicans will realise Big Government is not so bad after all and give Joe a second term without throwing the Senate away to Evangelists who have only the fate of the Christians of interest and that won’t be a case of religious freedom. Trump has sacked all the heads of departments of anything that deals with the environment then given the places to people who will continue to treat global warming as a joke. You listen to him saying how he’s made the cleanest water there ever has been but you only need look at Flint, Michigan for the truth of that. He has the best carbon emissions record in the World he says, and I know some countries would argue with that. He is a congenital liar and there are records to prove that. So at least he does have one record over all the other Presidents.
Finally……….Hurray you cry. I want to wish you all a happy week and offer virtual Hugs to keep you going. I’m going to leave you with a song for no reason other than I like it. Written by Neil Young this version is by a group called Prelude. They were still going in 2020 despite having been performing since 1970. I hope you enjoy it.