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Thursday, May 21, 2020

After Lockdown

Well, it's Thump day, a Thursday which just happens to be my Hump Day.  It is Thursday, isn't it?  I'm not scheduled Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday - a three day weekend which just happens to be the Memorial Day Weekend this year.  No hot plans.  Well, I'm planning on mowing the lawn on Sunday.  I will also spend some time that morning at Giant - I have a $3 coupon that's going to expire on 5/24.  Right now the only thing on my shopping list is Vitamin D.
The store was relatively slow yesterday.  I am not surprised.  Tomorrow our country goes Yellow and there are those associates who think this weekend is going to be busy.  Not me.  Two weeks after that 'Stay at Home' order was issued, people started breaking it.  For many, the definition of Essential was 'someplace to go.'  This is why we were making money hand over fist.  Our problems are going to start as the lockdown restrictions are loosened.  Just about everybody and his brother painted at least one room in their house, and that room is not going to be painted again for at least 8  or  9 years.  People tiled backsplashes, and floors, and showers; they did it, their done, their not going to do it ever again.  We sold a lot of Closetmaid wire shelving to customers who were revamping their closets... a once in a lifetime project.  I think things will likely pickup again heading into the holidays.
Isn't it fascinating how quickly the Idiot Jerk and his minions pivoted away from talking about Covid - 19.  Oh, sure, they still mention it, but their attitude has now become "if we don't talk about it, it will go away."  But it won't.  The ugly truth is he never wanted to shut the country down in the first place, which is why he downplayed it, said things like we had shut it down, that it was no worse then the flu.  Word is he desperately wants to start holding his white supremacist rallies again.  He sees them as one of the keys to getting his ass re-elected.  I say, let him have them, the virus knows how to spread.  The things that will spill out of his mouth are going to be crazier and crazier.  He believes all he needs to do is solidify his base to win and second 4 years in the White House.  His base is a minority group of crazies who will soon be putting on their war paint and dancing naked around the fire.  He's an unsuccessful businessman who has always made bad decisions.  He is a walking failure.
I understand he had some sort of meeting with Congress where he told them that if they didn't stick with him they were going to lose their majority in the Senate most of them, however, are prioritizing getting their own scummy asses re-elected.  Get ready for the shit show.
Finally, I took a picture of the purply thing I have growing in my backyard.  I have no idea what it is, but is sure is purply.


18 comments:

  1. Oh, I think the home improvement stores were the first ones to get people. That and supermarkets. Apparently Target has had a great online selling period. But like you say, many of these projects were done out of boredom.
    Maybe you'll have another avalanche of people looking for things to fix their quarantine mistakes?
    And you know that IMPOTUS & Co. are desperate to get their 'message' out. And Cheeto has to go in person to rile up the racists and bigots. Apparently they spent a shit-ton of money in ads on the cesspool that is Facebook and elsewhere and... nothing. Uncle Joe still leads Twitler in may states he won before. So that's why the Orange Buffon needs to go out and have his KKK rallies. And then we'll see a shitshow.

    XOXO

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    1. I suspect a lot of the home projects won't get finished until the next pandemic.

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  2. He is coming back to Michigan again. He can because our Democratic governor made the hard choices and has reduced the spread.

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    1. He desperately needs you state, just like Pennsylvania, so he's going to keep coming back again, and again, and again

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  3. Stephanie LanhamMay 21, 2020 at 10:01 AM

    That iw weigelia

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    1. Thanks, I think you're right. I knew when I bought it, but that was years ago.

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  4. Hard not to talk about nearly 100,000 Dead Americans.
    Asshats.

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  5. Oh your "purply thing" is beautiful (if you'll forgive the expression). And I saw someone say that if hydroxi-whatsit does indeed call mental deficiency in Trump how will we know? Good point!

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    1. You have no idea how many are hoping he takes it and has a bad reaction.

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  6. Oooh, your purply thing is a lot bigger and prettier than my unknown purply thing!

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    1. Why, thank you for the compliment. Mine may be bigger, but I'm sure your purply thing is quite attractive.

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  7. Lovely picture.

    I talked to a friend yesterday who still says he isn't voting. He doesn't like either candidate. It's the non voters in this country who are the biggest political party, and hold the real power to really make a change. In the last general election in 2016, about close to 90 million didn't vote. I told him, you non voters hold the power and must vote. We need change and change quick. Trump also is hoping non voters, like my friend, will remain just that. Non voters. Get out and vote Non-voters!

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    1. And I believe that bush might be or in the
      Weigela family. My mother has two of them.

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    2. Threaten you friend with an injection of Top Job if he doesn't vote, that's clean out his system.

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  8. I don't have a big purply thing, but yours is nice.

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    1. Yes, I am rather pleased with its lusciousness.

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  9. I'm envious of your big purply thing, I don't have one either. I don't think the Village Idiot In Chief is taking his much touted Snake Oil, I just think he holds a lot of Stock in it and is still desperate to Con the Rubes into taking it that get their Medical Advice from Politicians. He's between a rock and a hard place, not being able to talk about the Virus or a thriving Economy... as the walking Failure he's always been, I'm surprised any are still falling for his Con Game actually... there's a Sucka born every Minute.

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