Tuesday. Well, let's see, I did put out the waste and recycle bins on the street yesterday, so I got to bring them in today. I go see a doctor at 10:30, and I have a high school Zoom reunion at 1:30; a big day ahead. I tried to resume the 2nd episode of Immigrant Nation on Netflix last night, but I just could not take it any more. If you have not seen the series, it's all about ICE and the work that they do. Scenes of ICE agents busting into people's homes, ripping kids away from parents, and deporting people who have been in this country for a great deal of time was just too much for me. Lynne and I tried and gave up on the second episode after about 15 minutes. What I saw were Mexican families struggling for a better life, and getting trampled and destroyed by Trumpism. I imagined that those poor victims were my mother's parents and her 7 siblings about 100 years ago who first settled in Atchison, Kansas where my grandfather had a job laying track for the Santa Fe Railroad. Immigrant Nation is a documentary of what is happening today, but to me it is a horror story. Then we have Trump's horror story on his wartime battle with Covid-19. He is losing (or has lost) this fight, and can only try and distract from his botched battle. It is almost amusing, if it was not so sad, but he tries to put something out for the Corona Virus Relief package by signing a bunch of executive orders, which are ineffective, poorly thought through, and probably unconstitutional. He masks the fact that his "helping hand" is actually a back door in gutting Medicare and Social Security. With his political influence in a downward spiral, some former enablers and Republicans are calling him out and actually criticizing his political plan of poor optics that harms the political future of GeeOpie folks running for reelection.
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