Before I get into my silver lining I think I should bring up the not so silver lining of this pandemic. When this virus first reared its ugly head I don’t think anyone would have imagined that it would be what it is today. Even while things were starting to unravel in Italy I recall my cousin out there thinking it was nothing and that people were unnecessarily panicking over nothing. Well so much for that.
Let’s start this off with some things that are grinding my gears. We’re living through a crisis that I thought in my lifetime I would never experience. A bit naive on my part but still to this day there are people out there denying there is a problem. People out there on social media blaming the media for sensationalism. What in the hell? The reality is that sensationalism has been par for the course for many years now. The FACT remains that there is a virus out there KILLING people. Is the media putting fear into people? Yes. It’s called the fear of DYING!
I read the other day (and I wish I had screen grabbed it) someone actually questioning if all these people dying are really dying from covid19. Seriously.
There’s no doubt there have been mis-steps by countries and governments..Italy, Spain… the imbecile running Brazil… but none worse than the one running the US of A. Here’s a man that denied there was an issue. A man who called it a hoax created by the dems. A man who stated it was all under control. Is it any surprise that the USA finds itself in the shape they’re in? How can the population that voted this man into power take this pandemic seriously when their leader doesn’t? I have read supporters state that this shouldn’t all fall on his shoulders. Say what? Yes. Yes it should. You voted him in. Deal with it. A timeline of his nonsense up until March 13th.. Days later the shit hit the fan and USA is now #1 in the world!!
Then you have these winners right here… evangelists. Dear God. Dumb and dumber yelling at god to fix things. Who would have thought it was that simple? And all the while they continue to demand that their sheep keep coming out in droves to their pure and unadulterated garbage and money grab. Kenneth Copeland is the devil incarnate. And let’s not forget Joel Olsteen, another criminal. A blast from the past, Jim Baker who apparently has the cure! Hallelujah Jesus!! And last but not least this numbnut with his divine knowledge:
I think it’s time to shift gears otherwise this post won’t have any silver Linings at all!!!😂
I think I will list out the silver Linings:
- The biggest and most important thing to come out of this whole pandemic is fantastic family time. It’s crazy to think it took this. From board games, to cooking, to baking, to exercising. To … wait for it… talking. Conversation! Wowww. 😂
- Working from home. I am blessed that I work in an industry that allows me to do this. It’s very convenient. I actually still start my day like always (730am) but I gain an hour of sleep. I start my day in pjs… and by noon at the latest I get dressed to go nowhere. I am also putting in way more hours. Double edged sword, I guess. 🙂
- I’ve seen pictures and read stories of the world getting healthier.. The reduction in pollution, the dolphins in Venice waters for example. The universe took extreme steps and forced us humans to step back and allow it to breathe.
- It’s wonderful to see that for the most part the world has come together to help each other. I say for the most part because there is still a portion of the world that is evil. That portion that tries to take advantage of the circumstances and take advantage of vulnerable people.
I think from time to time I will write one of these ‘you know what really grinds my gears’ posts. If Peter Griffin can do it, well so can I.
So you know what really grinds my gears? The manipulation that occurs in reporting the news. Sure it’s nothing new but it’s incredible how rampant it is now just to get in ratings or to generally misinform.. i’ll just stick to tech for this one post.. a couple days ago… I am watching the news and the tech segment had the guy talk about how apple servers were brought down by the sheer amount of download requests for iOS9… in the same breath he talks about a gaff Microsoft made by making an update that was meant for certain phone models available to all phones which caused many phones to crash. Do you see the difference in the reporting? Has #Apple not had its share of mishaps thus far with iOS9? Of course it has. Do u remember ‘antennagate’ when it was the end user that was holding the phone incorrectly ? This morning on another news show their tech guy was playing down the malware in the app store but at the same his explanation of what this malware can do was not very promising. So which is it? Worry? Or not. I don’t think i’ve seen or heard anything come out of #Apple. dead silence… even from local boy @iMore.
Then u have this guy..
Say what? The few issues that a some people might have? Hahaha.. u do know that the first step to recovery is to admit you have a problem.