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Thank you for your service

bus drivers- thank you for your service,

pharmacy techs- thank you for your service

grocery clerks- thank you for your service

flight attendants- thank you for your service

janitors who keep cleaning and disinfecting- thank you for your service

nurses, med techs and doctors- thank you for your service



(Please feel free to thank those for whom you appreciate their service)

"May One Flee From a Deadly Plague", written in 1527 by Martin Luther

written by Martin Luther, 1527, in reaction to the Black Death epidemic

"I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me, however, I shall not avoid place or person but will go freely as stated above..."

sent this morning in an eMail by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

Report from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

so, I flew into Gran Canaria a few days ago for a vacation and from what I hear from the States is there is almost hysteria. Wegmans shelves are picked clean according to the photos I've seen from Rochester.

Here, there shelves are full (think 7-11 stores), people are relaxed. It feels like a zombie apocalypse because all the stores and restaurants are now closed. I never see anyone with a whole shopping cart filled with supplies. Just a few bottles of water or the preps for the evening meal. Brötchen is still plenitful.

Still some people walk the sidewalks, the sun is out, skies are blue, 70º+ with breeze. It's much more quiet than a few days ago when tourists were expecting Carneval celebration here. Already I'm planning on returning next Winter but for a month.
So far, I have heard no American nor Canadian accent. Maybe some British and plenty of people who speak English as a second language.

I'll be leaving in only a couple days, cutting my vacation short because one never knows what turns this crisis will take. We have a truly incompetant imposter who calls himself President along with his incompetant advisors. What is fascinating is how the Governors are stepping up and acting like Presidents , yet limited to their state borders.

News for me is limited because i don't speak spanish so I read DU and wait for reports from friends.

postpone election?

If Trump even breathes a suggestion that the General Election should be postponed, we should immediately counter it by suggesting that the election be held on schedule but the winner is immediately inaugurated and directed to go to the White House.

On Jan 20.2021 we still hold officially ceremonies, parade and late night parties.

Party of the Furor

I used to call the Repugs the GOPutin Party, but now I just call them, The Party of the Furor.

So, I just flew from San Fransisco to Barcelona and I'm not in Europe two hours when I hear through friends that I may not be able to return to the US for 30 days. Hmmmm, I need to sort out some things like:

will they tow my car at the parking lot when I don't show up for 2 weeks?
Where do I crash for a couple weeks when I can't find a hotel room?
How do I get cash into my business and personal banks accounts so that I don't bounce checks?
There are no Rochester (NY) Eastman Saving's and Loan centers in Gran Canaria.
And that's assuming I don't get quarantined.
Furor: do we have to fix America AGAIN after this Repub Party? Furor created when they had us invade Iraq...twice. Still not fixed. Economic meltdown AGAIN within a 10 year span and then they do everything they can to block Democratic stimulus packages. And then have the audacity to proclaim, 'this American Carnage stops now'
Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the White House and then Reagan not only ripped them down but his Party of the Furor actually said there is no such thing as climate change. 40 years later we're probably too late to fix it.
And this CoronaVirus is a hoax created by disgruntled Democrats? Oh PUL-LEASE !! I feel that instead of masks for those Repubs in Congress, we need to order straight-jackets.
Is anything fixable after what the Party of the Furor creates? That's where we are. We have 4-8 years to fix it and THEN, the Party of the Furor creates chaos again during that time, and if elected will start all over with new insane UNWORKABLE ideas.
This election year WE should proclaim, This American carnage stops NOW!

As I re-read this, I probably should apologize to you readers and DU, because I'm venting. I'm sure when I'm up in the morning and/or back in the States ( I don't say America), I will be more calm and level headed.

Val Demings for VP

Val Demings should be on the list for potential Dem. VP and she was a very early supporter of Joe Biden.

She would bring Florida into a Democratic win.
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