Still Going: The Energizer Pandemic

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Even if you follow the news, you might be forgiven for thinking that the SARS-COV-2 pandemic was largely in the past. You’d be wrong, of course. It is still very much with us, and has been growing steadily since (shortly…

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Abortion: Ignoring The Real Problem

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Abortion’s legality is not a problem that should be addressed directly; there is an underlying problem that should to be solved instead. At what point does a new human come into existence? For any of you who aren’t familiar with…

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Endemic: Just Another Word For “Giving Up”

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Newsom’s grabbing for the brass ring before the ride stops. Again. Today’s infuriating headline is “California to unveil shift to ‘endemic’ approach to coronavirus“. Endemic. So, for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, “endemic” means accepting the disease…

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Don’t Stop Now: Riding the Pandemic Tiger

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

It’s appropriate that we just entered The Year of The Tiger, since apparently a whole lot of folks need reminding about what “riding a tiger” means. ‘He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount’. And he damn well should be. One thing about…

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Just Stop It: This “Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated” Stuff Is Nonsense

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This has been bugging me for a few weeks: Stop calling it a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”; that’s just not true. And it’s not helpful. It’s very much still a pandemic of everyone. First, it’s still a pandemic: That’s the…

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Lowe’s And SARS-Cov-2: Good Policy, Bad Follow-through

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So I was just at the local Lowe’s, because staying properly isolated during a pandemic involves a surprising number of trips to the hardware store on account of all the home-based projects that I’m getting done this summer, and I…

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Good One, Gavin: Now Apologize For Making It Necessary

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So, as Wonkette subtly points out in Gavin Newsom: Better Part Of Valor Is SHUTTING CALIFORNIA THE F*CK BACK DOWN, we’re putting the brakes on our brief dalliance with reopening public gathering places in the midst of a pandemic. So,…

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Just Sayin’: How A Democracy Would Organize Its Military

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Not as a miniature bubble of autocracy, that’s for sure. What sane democracy would centralize its most dangerous weaponry under the control of the citizens least in tune with its societal values? Seriously: the United States’ military as currently constituted…

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Social Distancing: Where There’s A Will …

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Well, that was working for a while. But it’s not anymore. Take a look at the latest chart of cases from my local county: That tells a simple story: things started slowly but we saw the potential and reacted early…

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Return to Normalcy: So, There Is Such A Thing As “Too Soon”

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

I know I said several weeks ago that There’s No Such Thing As “Too Soon”, but this is different. Really, really different. That post was arguing that it’s never “too soon” to talk about the causes and possible solutions to…

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