Sunday, June 28, 2020

State of the Insanity

These people have been autonomous adults for longer than I have.
They're in Florida in the middle of a pandemic that kills old people.
This one is screaming "White Power" from a golf cart/scooter parade.
Without a mask, of course.

This is the predictable endpoint of the pathology in communities of old white people with incompetent dentistry. I have anticipated something similar happening up the road in Catalina or down in Green Valley.    Roving bands of old farts with canes chasing away the gardeners...

See the vortex.
It's literally breathtaking.

For Posterity

Just to be clear, the United States of America is now in the middle of four major crises including a global pandemic and terrorist actions from Russia.
The "President" played golf yesterday and is at the golf course again right now.

Friday, June 26, 2020

See the Pathology

"I will not be muzzled like a mad dog!"

Believe him.

Facial Phrenology

Just a reminder that Mike Pence's face is so full of botox that he can't possibly flinch while lying to America.
That's why he's Trump's wing man, after all.

State of the Insanity

Greetings from the center of the Vortex.
Phoenix is now seeing more new cases per day than NYC boroughs at their worst. Arizona has more cases per capita than any country in Europe or even Brazil.

It's a nightmare come true for this kitchen table epidemiologist...

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Face Mask Roundup

Research showing masks work.  In case you need to argue with someone who doesn't want to wear one.  Forward this and then avoid them.

From the FDA, which cites studies from other orgs.

From the CDC

From the Mayo Clinic

From WHO

Study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) – top line result “In the community, masks appeared to be effective with and without hand hygiene, and both together are more protective”

From the German IZA (Institute of Labor Economics) – “Masks considerably reduce COVID-19 Cases in Germany”

From Texas A&M study – “Face masks critical in preventing spread of COVID-19”-

Health Affairs study of masks in the US – “There is a significant decline in daily COVID-19 growth rate after mandating facial covers in public”

Study from the Lancet – “Face mask use could result in a large reduction in risk of infection”:
Science Focus article on studies conducted by Cambridge University and University of Greenwich that concluded “Our analyses support the immediate and universal adoption of face masks by the public”

John Hopkins Medicine FAQ – “Yes, if you are in a public place where you will encounter other people, you should wear a mask.”

Countries where mask wearing is universal did massively better than those where it’s not

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Fuck You Martha McSally

Nobody gives a damn about the tourist industry but Trump.
Arizona's main industry is old people.   And our covid infection rate is out of control right now.
You're despicable.
Coronavirus testing: supply shortages, more positive cases and longer wait times
It's not just the time to get a test that's increasing: The time it takes to get results in Arizona has crept up as well. Instead of a couple days, some people now report waiting a week or more to hear whether they tested positive for the disease. 
As Arizona weathers big increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, the demand for tests has increased as well. The supply of testing materials have been running short in some places.

Friday, June 19, 2020

See the pathology

Christopher Straight shot a black man just to see him die.
He has obvious acute parotid and submandibular salivary gland inflammation
And the predictable frontal lobe dysfunction.

See the vortex.

Update-  Yeah, the McMichael brothers too.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ten Thousand Words

This is Fred after having a drain put in his right parotid gland (next to the ear and under the chin).
Donny is just about at this point now.  His facial nerves are very problematic.

I am mapping his vortex, will publish it soon.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

I actually remember this

As someone who lived in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle when the Lenin statue went up-

Fremont has a lot of weird public art.   It was even funkier back then. 

It is not a memorial to Lenin. It's an object lesson.
It is a tacky souvenir of the fall of the USSR.   Russians were selling them as scrap metal.  It was practically free.   It was bought on a lark.  The difficult part was shipping it.

It's an iconic reminder that tyrants will be overthrown and that their images become shameful.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Keep up the Good Fight

"The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." - Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Bad Faith Argument

75 year old Martin Gugino is still hospitalized in serious condition after head trauma caused by police who tried to walk away.
Gugino is an elderly, anti-violence, devout Christian social worker, and Donald Trump is now slandering him.
Last week he commandeered a church, and then didn't pray- remember?

You "people of faith" need to get this through your heads-
If you don't have an extra million dollars laying around- and give to him- DJT doesn't care about you or your religion.  You are merely human capital stock, as they say.
He'll gladly collect your personal information and take your votes, but wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire.

Monday, June 8, 2020


Just thought you might want to know that 'Chainsaw wielding racist threatening protesters"   has now taken the lead over "Man run over with lawn mower while trying to kill son with chain saw" in my personal ranking of American maniacs.

Y'all brush your teeth, okay?

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Total Dickhead

Trump visits the coronavirus swab production line in Maine, without a mask, and the manufacturer says it will now have to throw away the day’s output.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Presidential Fantasies

Is he going to electrify the fence, maybe add a moat and alligators too?

Girls will be girls

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

Go Figure

I don't have "teargassing priests to clear church property for a photo op with a bible" on my shitshow bingo card...

State of the Insanity

Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War

Armed extremists are showing up to protests and urging a “boogaloo” — code for civil war — online.
..But perhaps the most troubling of all are the hardcore “accelerationists” who are encouraging their neo-Nazi followers to go to the protests and carry out acts of violence against black people — all with the goal of “exacerbating the ethnic tensions” and sparking a “race war.”

Yeah, this sounds familiar.