The USA: We Don’t Deliver! or… Let Them Wear Bandannas!

21 Mar

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Doctors and nurses throughout the United States have been expressing an urgent need for more masks and personal protective gear in their ongoing struggle to fight and contain the Corona Virus outbreak here in the United States…but there have been shortages of these supplies and some hoarding by citizens who are not doctors or nurses.

When asked about how more face masks and other needed protective garments could be produced and sent to hospitals throughout the country President Trump responded by saying “We (the U.S. govt.) are not a delivery service.” He then suggested that each state’s governor should take charge of resupplying their own state.

Then when read a statement issued by the CDC about how doctors and nurses and other medical personnel should begin reusing whatever personal protective gear they have and even consider using bandannas as face-masks, the President replied: “I know nothing about that.” and then deferred to VP Mike Pence who even though he took the podium and spoke, knew nothing about that either.

It has been my observation (and perhaps yours?) while watching our Commander in Chief and his Vice President over the past few days that both seem to be a bit distracted or perhaps overwhelmed by what it is their jobs require them to do…as in care about an entire diverse country of people they are quite unfamiliar with.

I imagine the President dreaming of a golf course far, far away where he plays endlessly with friends and caddies of his own choosing none of whom ever get within three feet of his personal space…or his ball which he likes to move with reckless abandon. “Four! No, not fore. I mean as in not 5, like I got 4 on that hole.”

And I imagine the VP, as he stares lovingly into the back of the Presidents oddly coiffed head, wondering why he has yet to leave Earth in The Rapture that he is so sure should have taken place already…especially during these times of tribulation. “Am I raptured? What? Oh no, I have to speak? Damn! I mean Darn!…sorry no exclamation mark.”

Anyway, that’s what I think. Otherwise why would they look so lost and say such inane things?” Don’t they have advisers? Do they know that they come with the job? If they do have advisers do the advisers know that they are allowed to give advice? And do the experts that stand nearby while the POTUS and Vice POTUSĀ  speak understand that we at home can see their expert eyes performing gymnastics inside their eye sockets?

Who directs these podium talks? Does no one proof read anymore?…

It has been said that Nero fiddled while Rome burned and that Marie Antoinette once said that her hungry subjects should try eating cake when they get hungry. Maybe those infamous leaders weren’t cruel after all. Maybe they were just really, really bored?

After all, it’s hard to care about strangers…especially in bulk… isn’t it?

3 Responses to “The USA: We Don’t Deliver! or… Let Them Wear Bandannas!”

  1. mincs1 March 21, 2020 at 2:53 am #

    So sad…

  2. avwalters March 21, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

    Bad enough that Trump says the States have to supply themselves–but then the Federal Government outbids the States in their efforts to provided needed supplies. Sigh. Who’s on first?

  3. landl30 April 2, 2020 at 9:36 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by Poemperday…. best and blessings,
    Len Freeman

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