A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (July 27, 2020)

Show me the fuckin’ proof

 

pragmatism

 

Now, I wrote this back in February of 2013:

“I am a pragmatist. I do not speculate, I do not use blind faith to make choices. I need facts to make decisions. I don’t believe in something until I have proof that I should believe in it. I am an advertiser’s worst nightmare. I don’t buy a product because someone says it will make my life better. I have to believe that it will have some benefit to me.”

Now, people that I have thought of as rational people are getting their knickers in a bind because of vaccines again. Yes, they are fast tracking a vaccine for the coronavirus. And I hope that they can find an effective one. I for one, do believe in the value of vaccines. I DO NOT believe that they are the cause of autism. I DO NOT believe that Bill Gates is trying to usher in a “New World Order” by getting everyone vaccinated and have a microchip implanted so we can be tracked by RFID. The autism-vaccine link? It’s been debunked time and time again. I get the flu vaccine every year and guess what? I DON’T HAVE AUTISM! AND I DON’T GET THE FLU! Do a little fuckin’ research and grow a fuckin’ brain, people. Like I did:

Snopes: Study Alleging a Connection Between Vaccines and Autism ‘Unpublished’ By Journal

Mayo Clinic: Autism-vaccine link debunked

Centers for Disease Control: Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

PublicHealth.org: Vaccine Myths Debunked

BBC News: Coronavirus: Bill Gates ‘microchip’ conspiracy theory and other vaccine claims fact-checked

USA Today: Fact check: Bill Gates is not planning to microchip the world through a COVID-19 vaccine

Snopes: Are Bill Gates and the ID2020 Coalition Using COVID-19 To Build Global Surveillance State?

Reuters: False claim: Bill Gates planning to use microchip implants to fight coronavirus

 

tinfoilhat

 

What it boils down to is, if they come out with a  tested, proven, and safe vaccine for the coronavirus, I’ll get it.

Excuse the fuck outta me if my pragmatism gets in the way of you denying me the right to make my choice whether to take a vaccine or not.

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (July 10, 2020)

Tin-foil Hats, Anyone?

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Are people losing their collective fucking minds? Wayfair involved in human trafficking? All based on something someone posted on Reddit? Where is the fucking evidence? Ever since the whole Jeffery Epstein debacle and the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, everyone is looking for a boogeyman. You gotta remember, this originated on the r/conspiracy subreddit, which ISN’T a reliable source. It’s pretty much tin-foil hat land there. It’s bad enough that the destruction of America is happening right before our eyes, and bullshit like this makes us lose focus. Snopes has already debunked this, and if people would DO A FUCKING SIMPLE GOOGLE SEARCH, they would see that it’s bullshit! Fer chrissakes people, GROW A FUCKING BRAIN!

 

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (July 5, 2020)

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The Kanye Problem.

Really? Even after having a mild heart attack  (it happened on July 1st, and I am fine,) I thought 2020 couldn’t get any fucking worse, but Kanye West announced that he is running for President FOUR FUCKING MONTHS before the election, and he has the support from Elon Musk? Even after the show that he made of kissing Trump’s ass all this time? Is he fucking high? No one takes him seriously. Fer chrissakes, he and Kim “Big Ass” Kardashian named their kid “North.”

He thinks that his “base” is going to support him. He’s hoping that he can tune into the collective rage that happened over the death of George Floyd during his arrest. But the thing is, this crossed racial barriers, and a lot of the people that are protesting are pretty much from the liberal left, which already had a few beefs over unchecked police brutality.

The Republican party is pretty much made up of old, southern, conservative, bible-thumping and probably racist white men (who are scared of what Trump can do to them financially in terms of support.) Given their fear of Trump, they will more than likely pull out all the stops to degrade him and get him to give up, even with the support of Musk (who is pretty much shown his colors that he is a lunatic of the first order, despite the fact that he has done great things in transportation such as Tesla, energy storage, and aerospace travel such as SpaceX.)

Kanye should just shut the fuck up, make music, and continue to bury his face in Trump’s ass. He’s a fucking joke when it comes to politics, and it’s just gonna cause more discord in the political process. Not to mention the fact that he missed the deadline for filing as an independent candidate in six states and filing as a candidate in a major party after the states had held their primaries. Most political pundits just see this as a stunt to take votes away from Biden.

Sheesh, 2020 is really gonna end with a fucking big bang at this point. People call me fucking paranoid for stockpiling survival supplies. I guess that the next few months will tell. Buckle up, boys and girls, this ride is gonna get REALLY bumpy.

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (June 12, 2020)

FUCK YOU FELLOW WHITE PEOPLE!

Alright, white guilt becoming the next fucking excuse for white people to excuse their latent fucking racism. You know what? I am fucking disgusted because I am white. You fucking racist losers who say you support “black lives matters” because it is a trending topic on Twitter, but cant’s say a fucking word because an unarmed BLACK paramedic was gunned down in her bed because the police “made an error.”

Fuck you fellow white people, you totally fucking disgust me.

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The fear is real. A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (June 5, 2020)

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Alright, I had this conversation with a friend on Facebook…I love her.

June 5, 2020 (I edited her full name out.)

Dean: What’s next? Brown shirts and jackboots? Just another fucked up week in Dystopian America.

Linda: I have never been a conspiracy theorist – just too many variables/unknowns and most often junk science to boot (which, given the collective IQ of this country, can be peddled successfully more often than not). But no insignia on uniforms? It is valid to believe that they are not affiliated with any legitimate military or police force. So who are they? Where did they come from? WTF???? I am 68 years old and I have never, despite the vague grumblings and resistance movements of one stripe or another, believed that Nazi Germany could be reprised here. I am watching it happen before my very eyes and I am terrified to the point of abject fear. And I know you are too, Dean.

Dean: You’re goddamn right I am terrified. Since the orange haired idiot was elected, I have been feeling an increased state of paranoia. Too many instances of police brutality coming to the forefront, the disjointed messages coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania, the revolving door of people in the administration, and of course the clusterfuck that the pandemic has brought on. And smack dab in the middle of it, that asshole in the White House thumping his flabby chest saying that he is the greatest because the unemployment rate is going down, and saying that the economy has become better. Terrified? fucking A right I am.

And then like an asshole, I went with a Wikipedia entry.  Sinclair Lewis was fucking right.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Can%27t_Happen_Here

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    It Can’t Happen Here – Wikipedia

    Linda: never read it. He was very insightful.

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (May 9, 2020)

Well, it’s the end of the week and I decided to do another rant, just my usual cranky old man ranting.  I actually try to make some valid points towards the end of the video.  (I actually recorded, edited, and posted this on the 8th, which was yesterday.)

 

Agents of Chaos.

Rated TV-MA for language

 

 

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (May 1, 2020)

Another day, another video.  This time, I post about the backlash over Mike Pence not wearing a mask when he visited the Mayo Clinic and his “Karen” wife trying to explain it away.

Protestors getting all pissy about stay at home orders to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

Religious leaders dying because they ignore the stay at home orders,

And of course, the asshole-in-chief wanting young men and women at a military academy to break the stay at home orders just because he wants a big fucking audience to listen to his lies.

 

Just watch the video, and comment if you wish.

 

 

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (April 29, 2020)

Doing videos again

 

One of the things that have happened to me is because of the Coronavirus outbreak, I have resumed doing videos and posting them to my YouTube Channel, which kind of let fall to the wayside given that I work full time, and usually am too tired (or in the case of Fridays, have been drinking.) The sheer insanity of what has been going on has put a major bug up my ass, and given that I have a very nice camcorder that my hubby got me for Christmas a few years back (a Canon VIXIA that shoots in full 1080 HD video,) I figured that I would charge it up, mount it on my GorillaPod 3X, and cut loose.  I am playing it smart this time though, and only posting videos while I am sober.  That way, I don’t come across looking like a total ass, which if anyone has seen previous videos, shows that I can be a total ass.  So, without further ado, here are my three latest videos:

 

 

April 29, 2020

 

 

April 24, 2020

 

 

April 19, 2020

 

 

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A Curmudgeon’s Viewpoint (April 10, 2020)

 

Clarifying some things.

Let me clarify my previous post. Yes, I am a bit stressed out because of the COVID-19 outbreak. So are other people who are considered “essential” workers. People such as retail workers that work in places that sell food and medicine (Price Chopper/Tops/Wegmans/Walmart/Walgreens.) Public transit workers. First responders such as police officers, firemen/women, and ambulance crews (paramedics/EMTs.) Health care workers have it the worst of all though, given that they are on the front line when it comes to dealing with people who have contracted the coronavirus. I would not be able to handle the shit they have to go through to take care of people, not just coronavirus victims, but the everyday suffering that happens to people. So yes, I am lucky I still have a job, but there are people who have their jobs also, and are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. Basically, I am apologizing for being a whiny little bitch.

 

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