Is the pandemic over? Well, that depends. Do you know how vaccines work? Are you willing to accept the real-world results? Have you gotten through the past year and a half with some remaining scrap of sanity?
According to Gallup:
Although a record-high 89% of Americans now say the coronavirus situation is improving, most are not yet ready to declare the pandemic over in the U.S. More than twice as many think the pandemic is not yet over (71%) than think it is over (29%).
The partisan breakdown is funny: 57% of Republicans think it’s over, but only 4% of Democrats. That’s one out of 25 Dems! Why is it that the libs are always bragging about how much they love science, but they can’t accept that these vaccines are working?
Count me among the 29%. For me, it’s definitely over because I’ve been vaccinated. I was working from home for years even before the pandemic, so that hasn’t changed over the last 16 months. But I’ve been going to restaurants and grocery stores and movie theaters without a mask for at least a month now. Some people are still wearing masks, but most aren’t. I don’t care either way, because I’m vaccinated and you can’t give me your cooties.
Even for a misanthrope like me, it’s nice to see people’s faces. It’s good that Americans are getting out in public again, just living our lives. Some people can’t seem to let go of the fear, but they all work for news outlets. The rest of us are already returning to normal.
I’m still following the news about the virus, but it’s not the ever-looming threat it felt like just a few months ago. And I would be content to never hear the name F**ci ever again. If he needs to stay relevant by continuing to scare people, I can’t stop him. All I can do is not care.
I definitely want to know how the hell this happened in the first place, and how to keep it from happening again. But getting those answers requires the people in power to be honest and transparent, so it’ll never happen. Intentionally or not, the Chinese Communist Party is responsible for this. I don’t trust them, and if you scold me for that, I don’t trust you either.
Mostly, though, I just don’t want to think about it anymore. I did what they told me to do, and I didn’t get sick or make anybody else sick. Only one person I know ended up getting COVID, and it was a mild case. Not to minimize the people who died or are still suffering long-term effects from the virus, but I can’t do anything for them. I did my part. I don’t owe anybody anything more, and I refuse to feel guilty for moving on from this nightmare.
In other words, I refuse to be this guy.
One thing, though: You guys need to control yourselves on airplanes. You’ve been cooped up for over a year and you’ve forgotten how to behave. There are so many violent incidents now, the airlines are actually talking about stopping in-flight alcohol service. Which might be a good idea anyway, but…
Most people can hold their liquor without starting a brawl inside a metal tube hurtling through the sky. Why should they be punished because some dumbass slammed a few beers and decided to go all Rocky Balboa on a flight attendant?
So, What Else Is Going On?
Whether you appreciated Trump as president or not, you couldn’t help but notice that the White House press corps was cartoonishly hostile toward the entire administration. They didn’t get their precious President Hillary in 2016, so they threw a crybaby fit every single day for the next four years. Now that they’ve gotten what they wanted, a 1,000-year-old Democrat who barely knows where or who he is, they can go back to credulously repeating whatever the White House tells them to say.
Like this nonsense:
Hey, that sounds great! I just have a few questions:
How will this electricity be generated? Does it involve Mjölnir?
How are people in these rural and disadvantaged communities supposed to afford electric cars, which start at $30,000?
Are these people, who are struggling just to feed their families, really worried about “our climate crisis”?
How long does it take to charge an electric car? What are they supposed to do while they’re waiting several hours for their cars (which they can’t afford) to recharge, using electricity that’s generated from somewhere or other, as a solution to a “crisis” they don’t care about?
Why don’t any reporters ever ask these questions when the Dems push these ridiculous boondoggles?
If you really believe Jen Psaki is more honest than any other White House press secretary who has ever lived, you’re just a rube. If you act like you believe it so your peers don’t cast you out of the tribe, you’re just a journo. Either way, I’m not pretending to be as dumb or dishonest as you are just to get along.
Here’s another obvious liar, telling another obvious lie:
As anyone who hasn’t been in a coma for the past year can tell you, Democrats absolutely do stand for defunding the police. They’ve been standing for it ever since George Floyd was killed. Now the crime rate in American cities is skyrocketing (hang in there, Portland), so the Dems are pretending they didn’t cause this disaster.
Politicians will stop lying when it stops working.
I’ve been saying this for decades, and until now, everybody always got mad:
Some group called Right Wing Watch got briefly suspended from YouTube yesterday, and all the libs acted like the world was ending. When Big Tech suppresses speech that lefties don’t like, they applaud. They mock the very idea that cancel culture exists, because they hate the people getting cancelled. Then, when it’s their turn, they scream and cry and run to Mommy.
YouTube quickly did what they were told and reinstated the Right Wing Watch channel, so those kids can go back to being the self-appointed watchdogs of any free speech that hurts their feelings. I assume they’ve learned nothing from their turn in the barrel, because why would they?
AOC and Ilhan Omar and the rest of “The Squad” are shameless anti-Semites and a disgrace to Congress.1 But a now-forgotten name helped pave the way for their miserable Jew-hating, and she’s still at it:
Remember her? I wish I didn’t.
But in a way, it’s almost comforting to see morons like Cynthia McKinney still out there spewing their garbage. It’s a reminder that we survived having her in Congress for six terms, and we’ll survive AOC and the rest as well.
Worshipping politicians is weird, no matter which side of the aisle you’re on. But worshipping their spouses is outright bizarre.
Jill Biden — excuse me, DOCTOR Jill Biden — is a handsome woman for her age. She’s also not a literal supermodel like her predecessor. But we’re all supposed to pretend Melania Trump isn’t a beautiful, elegant woman, objectively speaking and leaving politics out of it, because she’s married to Orange Hitler and therefore anything good you say about her makes you a collaborator. It’s all so tedious, even for me, a cuck RINO traitor who probably wanted Hillary to win.2
That said, I do appreciate DOCTOR Biden’s cheerful demeanor in the face of adversity. She’s bearing up admirably as her husband’s cognitive decline worsens by the day. As Kyle Smith puts it: “At age 78, by which time Ronald Reagan was retired, [Joe] Biden is suffering from what nursing home workers delicately refer to as ‘personality changes.’” If Joe’s wife can watch his brain disintegrate without losing her smile, let it be an example to all of us.
By the way, DOCTOR Biden is not the president or even the vice president. A lot of people seem to have forgotten that.
They miss him so much. They don’t know what to do without him.
Did you know California has banned state-funded travel to 17 states so far because they supposedly discriminate against the LGBTQ community? The list includes Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia. If your state isn’t on that list, you’d better get crackin’.
And the best part is that Californians actually think this is some sort of punishment! All us flyover rednecks are supposed to be like, “Oh no, how are we supposed to survive without a bunch of California state employees swooping in and telling us what to do?”
Look, California: We’re just not that into you. Keep exporting your almonds and apps and Fast & Furious movies, but otherwise just leave us alone. Don’t bother us, and we won’t bother you.
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Yes, so is Marjorie Taylor Greene. But unlike “The Squad,” MTG actually gets called on it. She’s not a Democrat, so she’s not protected.
Also, did you know I was crippled by a State Dept. employee? That means I should’ve voted for Trump, or at least that’s what his fans tell me. I’m not sure how that’s supposed to work, but bless their hearts.