Yes, We Found Good News

Good News from the Resistance: Just when we thought the Orange Grifter could no longer surprise us with his mendacious ineptitude, he was presented with a problem he could not Tweet away.  (Though he tried). The Grifter’s cheerleaders were out in full-force, running with his head-in-the-sand message. Matt Full-of-Hot Air Gaetz (R-FL) made light of the pandemic by wearing a gas mask on the House floor as he voted for a virus-fighting appropriation bill. Kellyanne “Truthy” Conway said the virus was “being contained.” And Fox continues to do a bang-up job convincing its viewers that COVID-19 is a liberal hoax. Which led a friend of mine to muse, “Maybe this will become a Republican disease.”

Maybe.

Gas-Mask Gaetz is now in self-quarantine after shaking the hand of a virus-positive man at the Conservative Political Action Conference; Ivanka, Kellyanne and William Barr met recently with a newly virus-positive Australian official (I wonder if they shook hands or bumped elbows?), and a Brazilian official who partied with the Grifter and Praise Jesus! Pence at Mar-a-Lago last weekend has it, too. Could that have anything to do with the sudden about-face, state-of-emergency declaration?

The Good News? State and local governments, the private sector, and those of us who do not rely on Sean Hannity or Kellyanne for our news got to work well before the Grifter came to his senses, filling the gaping lacuna created by the federal government’s “it’s only a cold” attitude.

The Icing-on-the-Cake Good News? Humor and creativity keep breaking through. As in:

Tired of singing Happy Birthday to You (twice) while washing your hands? Here are 10 more awesome songs that will do the trick. Or better yet, use this easy tool to learn how to wash along to your favorite tune (I used “All Along the Watchtower.” It’s fun!).

Play “Working from Home During a Pandemic Bingo!”

Learn new ways to say hello! that don’t involve cooties.

Read a TrumPoem.

And before you go off to wash your hands after reading this on your germ-laden laptop or phone, consider all of the happy dog news that continues in the midst of our national nightmare:

Canadian service dogs watched a live musical as part of their training; monks made a stray an “honorary friar” (he looks so cute in his little friar outfit!); a vet is providing free care to the pets of homeless people; a kid is making bow ties for shelter dogs to help them get adopted; Bailey, a very good dog, ate the whole burrito.

Stay safe, wash your hands, and continue to seek Good News.

Yes, there’s even more Good News from the Resistance:

Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up. 

WE THAT THIS GUY IS IN JAIL

Harvey Weinstein’s sentencing got a bit more coverage than this. But for people who love Blue Bell ice cream, it was welcome Good News.

Read the Ice Cream News

WE THIS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

And we’re hoping that his idea goes viral. (Okay, we need to find a new word).

Read the Barbershop News

WE WINNING PRIZES

But really? This one takes the cake for inappropriateness.

Read the Weed News

WE LUSH COSMETICS

And now we have yet another reason to buy their soap.

Read the Lush News

WE THE IDEA OF PRO-ENVIRONMENT SKIERS

It’s a novel idea that just might take off.

Read the Ski News

WE POTATO CHIPS

And after reading this article, we will never again take their crispiness for granted.

Read the Chip News

WE WHEN ANYONE SAYS NO TO CRUELLA

This policy’s so bad, even the GOP Senate slapped it down.

Read the Student Loan News

WE STELLA SHOWING HER COLORS ON THE RUNWAY

Cows over scantily-clad women? We vote for that.

Read the Runway News

 

 

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