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.”
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!).
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:
- Know that it’s okay to eat Blue Bell ice cream again
- Applaud for this Delaware barber-principal
- Wonder what you’d do if your 8-year old won this at a hockey tournament
- Buy this soap
- Support this ski industry idea
- Learn these fun facts about your potato chips
- Thank the (GOP) Senate for saying no to Cruella DeVos
- Chuckle over Stella McCartney’s runway cows
- Make a donation to an arts or cultural organization that’s had to close its doors
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.
WE THIS SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
And we’re hoping that his idea goes viral. (Okay, we need to find a new word).
WE WINNING PRIZES
But really? This one takes the cake for inappropriateness.
WE LUSH COSMETICS
And now we have yet another reason to buy their soap.
WE THE IDEA OF PRO-ENVIRONMENT SKIERS
It’s a novel idea that just might take off.
WE POTATO CHIPS
And after reading this article, we will never again take their crispiness for granted.
WE WHEN ANYONE SAYS NO TO CRUELLA
This policy’s so bad, even the GOP Senate slapped it down.
WE STELLA SHOWING HER COLORS ON THE RUNWAY
Cows over scantily-clad women? We vote for that.