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Dec. 30 , 2020 Blumbers

Another Roaring Twenties

Having a near Covid experience makes you think about what you have accomplished. I know for a fact I have helped thousands of people find work. People in the future will not know that unemployment in the United States was a death sentence. It led to the spread of disease and more death. I campaigned continuously to get universal healthcare which you will hopefully take for granted.

I have written decades of little quips whether you liked them or not. Without my comedy there is only your drama.

I have covered the rise of the Internet and social media and refused to silenced or intimidated. I politely ignore you or am ignorant of you.

I have documented the rise and fall of caring about each other, fashionable or not.

While I mourn the loss of bookstores, like Ben Franklin, I look forward to the new editions.

Get ready for another roaring twenties. 23 skidoo.

Copyright 2020 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

Dec. 20, 2020 Blumbers

The Flu Next Time

Yet another anniversary for the world’s longest running website. After 2020, I am surprised to still have electricity. My intention was to keep going until the lights went out, giving future students enough to write their homework assignments. Of course many kids out there are studying at home waiting for a new Socrates to to start asking questions in the marketplace.

Remember this will happen again. We were lucky it was influenza and not the Ebola virus. We need to prepare to care for people better than we have been. There won’t be time  to ask what kind of health insurance a new plague victim may have. We should build healthcare as a basic human right and treat them immediately. What’s more we should help them miss work to get better. Even more important is that they should affordable housing where they can stay until they get better.

What humanity has learned is that the Internet can show us how to employ and function without increasing our carbon footprint. It is the time of year to quote Jacob Marley “Mankind was my business.”

Indeed.

Dec. 13, 2020 Blumbers

Dolly for Christmas

In what is one of the least credible timelines, country singer Dolly Parton apparently gave a lot of money for researching a cure for Covid-19. This shows how important social mobility can be for some raised in extreme poverty.

If you told this to anyone ten years ago, they would not believe you.

I wonder what kind of disease Johnny Cash would try to cure? I am sure the fundraising song would be titled “A boy named flu.”

Copyright 2020 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

Nov. 22, 2020 Blumbers

Thanksgiving

Four years ago I would have been pretty beat up by the election results. This year is a somber affair. A drunk uncle who crowed about the victory is no longer with us, having voted for the wrong person.

Still I get to serve the crow with sweet potatoes and remember all those we have lost and work toward it never happening again.

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Nov. 15, 2020 Blumbers

World Series

Boy, some people cannot take a hint. It is not fixed, it is math. If you don’t have the numbers, you lose. You need to concede to  figure out what you did wrong and decide if you want to try again.

Buy a baseball team and study it. Notice everybody takes a turn at hitting the ball. There are still rules but we agree to take turns. Otherwise baseball would be a contact sport.

Welcome to the real world. Even when it goes into extra innings. Play ball!

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Nov. 8, 2020 Blumbers

2020 Election

First I want to thank everyone who voted in the American election last Tuesday. The lines were not long and some people clearly still wearing their Halloween costumes. One guy was dressed like he walked off a Molly Hatchet album cover. People were giggling at the attempt to intimidate, so I gave him a cloak of invisibility. I had done my research and could have mailed it in but decided to do it the old fashioned way surrounded by people I knew and those who knew me. They are still counting mainly because so many people voted. Thanks to millions of voters. Thanks to one, you.

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October 25, 2020 Blumbers

On The Road

My carbon footprint is Sasquatch-like. I’ve been trying to get it to something more appropriate, but there are not enough charging stations. There will come a point when everyone goes electric kind of like when leaded gasoline production was stopped. It won’t be easy but I will still be in near constant motion. Oh, I almost forgot. Vote.

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Oct. 18, 2020 Blumbers

Website Anniversary

We are approaching another anniversary for what I consider the world’s oldest website. Moving from place to place it has been 25 years of constant updating. Hopefully it will be another 25 years depending on how you vote. Please vote. It is going to be really close.

I have been in elections and won by one vote. You can make a difference.

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Oct. 11,2020 Blumbers

Covid 19

I have been wearing masks and dodging Covid19 for months. How long will my luck hold? Long enough for me to vote? Many of you will be able to vote by mail. Do so at your earliest opportunity. It is important to vote. Oh, you might lose your health insurance. Copyright 2020 DJ Cline All rights reserved.