Long time commenter Casey Klahn reminds us all of the Golden Rule when faced with hardships:
Bear closing in on you? Don’t panic. Panzerfäust rounds flying between your legs? Don’t panic. Battlecruiser just torpedoed into three parts in the South Pacific? Don’t panic. Stuck high up on a cliffside? Don’t panic. Epidemic threat? Don’t Fucking panic.
If you do panic, everything falls apart. Things go from bad to worse, or from super bad to irredeemably worse. The worst to panic is when there is actual reason to panic. That’s when you’re vulnerable.
I stray hard away from any news or talk that caresses the panic mode. I’ll admit, the failed tests by the CDC; that was bullshit. Whatever the morbidity rate is, and only God knows that number because I have heard every number and so I believe no number, it ain’t gonna make me panic.
Hunkered down. OK. Trying to make family decisions. Fine. Others at WalMart rioting? F that. BTW, why in Lucifer’s Hell do the stores put the panic goods in the back of the store? When I was a logistician, I knew enough to push the necessities forward. FFS. People are morons.
I love all people but I particularly hate individuals. Potentially every individual. Especially when they act like shithatz. Be smart. Act right. Do not incite panic.
BTW, I’ll note that some dems want universal paychecks to fight this, which is a GD tax someone’s gotta pay and moves deck chairs around on the Titanic. Trump wants a payroll tax cut, which is a direct to pocket solution to working people. Relief for others; fine and well. The government loses income in Trump’s plan. In the dem solution, capital takes a hit as does production. I fervently hope socialist solutions do not gain ground now. Trump has steered that the right way. Except for Kirkland, WA, we are so far doing well as far as infections and viral spread, I think.
But, WTF do I know? I know not to panic.