Yup

“If belief in heaven was private, like the tooth fairy, I’d say fine. But tooth fairy supporters don’t come round to your house and try to convert you. They don’t try and teach your children stultifying pseudo-science in school. They don’t try to prevent access to contraception.” ~Christopher Hitchens

Covid-19 Let’s Get Real

“…recent US data found that 90% of patients hospitalized due to Covid-19 had underlying medical conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure), obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease and as noted in that article, only 12% adults are considered metabolically healthy as defined as having a healthy waist circumference and normal systolic and diastolic blood pressure, blood glucose and HbA1C and cholesterol such as HDL, as well as triglycerides. Looking at this information together, we need to understand that something as straight-forward as losing weight, particularly the weight that we carry around our middles can significantly improve our outcome should we become infected with Covid-19.” From Joy Kiddie’s recent article about obesity and Covid-19.

Here’s the deal. I’m not worried about myself. I’m metabolically healthy. I’m one of the 12-20% of Americans that don’t have any co-morbidities. So, I don’t worry about Corona virus for myself. But, I do worry about others who are not healthy. I don’t want to get exposed to it and then, unknowingly, expose an older family member who may have a tough time surviving an infection.

So, to my older family members – please eat healthily. Throw out the crap – you know what crap is. Go for a walk everyday. Get plenty of rest. Did I say eat healthily? No, grains or bread, crackers, pretzels, donuts, fruit juices and anything with added sugar. Stay away from starchy vegetables. No “little bit of this”. It adds up and it’s not good.

Experts are saying EVERYONE is going to be exposed to this eventually. Please prepare now by changing your lifestyle so you have the best chances of survival.

Ciao.

Leadership

There is no leadership at the top in this country. Listening to the so-called president makes me want to puke. It’s mind boggling what a abject moron he is. Utterly incompetent.

This is what I saw at the grocery store because of lack of leadership.

The rice aisle
The pasta aisle
The water aisle

I remember the asshole republicans wondering if we’d survive an Obama presidency. Well, I wonder if we’ll survive a Trump presidency. I don’t know that we’ve had a more inept leader in the history of this nation. He’s brought the cockroaches out from underneath the cupboards and filled the important government positions including the judiciary with them.

So, a special message to you Trumpers. You know who you are. I know who you are. Do us all a favor this year and vote for Biden. This isn’t a game. You know what Trump is. And frankly, if you support this abomination, I don’t think I’ll want to be around you.

Ciao.