Ponderings

 

Hopefully still the Home of the Brave, but now the Land of the Me.

AmerICAN.  Does this mean I CAN do whatever I want whether it benefits me or anyone else?

We heard two old men talking loudly in an Indian restaurant about the health benefits of being vegan.  Guess it does not help with hearing or cognitive awareness because one of the old gentlemen walked into the ladies’ room and left the seat up after he was finished.  (At least he was tidy.)

The Federal government was making serious attempts to curb telework in 2019 and before March 2020.  Funny how COVID can prove that government employees (for the most part) can easily and successfully work from home.

Susan B. Anthony is one Trump pardon that  most  people can easily support .

If  the Right were wrong and the Left were right -then would up be down?

From the-ancient-world-teemed-with-birds-now-we-think-with-them?:  Aristophanes takes the bird-as-metaphor to comic extremes. In The Birds, there is an outbreak of ornithomania (bird madness) in Athens, and everyone wants to take on bird names, sing bird songs, buy wings and join the birds in their kingdom in the sky (which was called Cloud Cuckoo Land – that’s where that phrase comes from).  Are we for the bird now?  Did one fly over the White House?

The next president will be a 70 something white man who has previously run for public office.

Big Pharma has been in the news for jacking up prices on drugs.   According to USA  Today on August 10, the Federal  Government has spent  more than $9 billion spread among 7 pharmaceutical companies to come up with a vaccine.  Trump has tried to promise a vaccine before a “special  day” if  we know what he means…  It’s a pleasant surprise to see 9 pharmaceutical companies sign a pact that they will not  sell the vaccine before it is safe and follows CDC guidelines. These companies are

  • Pfizer
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Novavax
  • Sanofi
  • Moderna
  • AstraZenica
  • BioNTech

 

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