The Widder Curry Is Angry

by on April 20, 2020 · 19 comments

in Ocean Beach

By Judi Curry

It is hard not to feel anger during this “forced” stay-at-home period of time.

But the anger is directed in so many areas – directed at the President of the United States for ignoring all the information that he received that the pandemic was coming.  Anger at China for not telling us the truth about how it began in the first place.

Anger that once it was recognized the President of the United States changed his dunce cap for a “pseudo medical degree” and proceeded to go by his “gut” level on what should be done.  Anger at the President of the United States for not listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most respected physicians/scientists in the world today as to methods of combating this disease.

Angry at the President of the United States for touting the malaria drug that he has a vested interest in even though Dr. Fauci has urged caution in using it.  My anger at the President of the United States in only one part of the reason my blood pressure is higher than usual.

In watching the television yesterday, and seeing the protests of the “stay home” movement, I am angry at the people that are more concerned for their own enjoyment than in keeping other people safe.

There were signs stating that the “Covid 19 is a Hoax”; there were chants to “Lock Her Up” in Michigan because the Governor, Ann Whitmer  has enforced this measure; there were signs in Huntington Beach that stated “Open Up Our Beaches and Parks”; the President of the United States declared that “some state orders are ‘too tough’”.  Gee, all that is trying to be done is to save lives.

I am angry that there are so many stupid people in America.  I am angry that the compassion that has permeated our country for so many hundreds of years is gone.  I am angry that we Americans are unable to face reality that this virus has already wiped out members of the same family, and if we do not protect ourselves, our families might be next.

I am angry when I look at the age of the protesters that so many of them are young and dumb.  Where are their parents? Oh dear, protesting with them.  I am angry that those people protesting are “non-believers” – no belief in scientific studies going on as I write this missive.

I am angry that I cannot get a hug or have any human contact with others if I am to remain safe.  I am angry that I cannot do my own shopping; that I have to rely on others to help me get through this.  I am angry that one of my daughters – a Kaiser employee – has to go into the hospital setting every day because she is an “essential” employee.  I am angry that another daughter works for the government and also has to go into the office on a periodic basis because she, too, is an essential employee.

I am angry that another daughter has lost her job because she is NOT an essential employee and she has two children in college.  I am angry that students today must resort to “on-line” learning in spite of the fact that all students learn differently. Some will never regain what is being lost because of the inability to master the on-line classes.  I am angry that in spite of trying to keep people safe, there are those protesters saying, “open the schools.”  They might as well say, “let’s expose everyone and the fittest will survive.”  I am angry that the beaches in Florida have been reopened.

And let’s bring my anger even closer to home.  Yesterday my exchange student, Hitomi, and I stood at the front window and watched a woman park her car in front of the house.  She proceeded to get out of her car and get her dog from the back seat.  The dog was not on a leash, and as soon as it was released he took a healthy crap on my lawn.  I walked out to and asked her if she needed a doggie bag. She looked at me, put a leash on the dog, and proceeded to walk down the street.  Since I already had a doggie bag in my hand, I picked up the poop and left the bag on the hood of her car.  When she left, and neither Hitomi nor I saw her come back, the car and doggie bag were gone.  Lady, why did you have to drive to my neighborhood so your dog should take a crap?

And have you seen what Sunset Cliffs looks like ALL day?  Not just at sunset.  I am angry that in spite of everyone being told to stay at home they are coming to this neighborhood to watch the waves; walk their dogs; ride their bikes, etc.  It is ok if you live here.  I wouldn’t go to your “hood” with my dog.  But judging by the line-up of cars exiting the area when the sunset is over, it is a party for some.  You are endangering me, my neighbors, and everyone else around us by coming over here.  I’ve watched people argue with the police that are protecting our parking lots.

I have seen people cut the yellow tape when the Police leave and sit in the very area that is off limits to everyone, including those of us living in the area.  I have heard the helicopters flying overhead telling people to leave; telling them to go home; telling them they cannot walk, ride, hike, or… .on the ocean side of Sunset Cliffs.  I have heard motorcycles revving up so loudly that they drown out the helicopters.  I have heard the parties; the music; and watched the downing of drinks and food in an area that is off limits.  What is wrong with these people?  Do they all think that they are infallible and the virus will not get to them?

I am angry that my life has come to this. I accept the orders. It is for my protection.  I do not accept that some people think that the rules are not for them.  When the second wave hits, and, according to the scientists that are studying this virus, it will, I can only hope that those bringing their germs to these places will be confined to their homes while they try to recover from the same virus that has already killed too many people.  In the meantime, I am angry that I have to write this to help me cope with the stupidity that is all around me.

 

 

 

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie April 20, 2020 at 11:06 am

Okay, I know the Widder Curry loves dogs and this cat is probably a male. Yet, the photo told it all.

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Judi Curry Judi Curry April 20, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Shadow says he forgives you – this time.

Saw a saying a few minutes ago that I think puts things in a nice perspective:
“Rest at Home’ is better than saying, “Rest in Peace.”
“Six feet away” is better than “Six feet under!”

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Avatar Rick Boyd April 20, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Nice work! This sums it up perfectly! I commented on next door about how bad the cliffs are in the evenings and got hammered by people I thought were friends. They don’t see any of this. Same with the dog poop problem. I looked for ways to hold people accountable or prevent the behavior of not picking up after their dog. Same response of entitlement and outrage not to leave out that they were offended I even bring it up. It’s too bad this virus doesn’t just target the imbeciles. Week done!

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Avatar nostalgic April 20, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Other countries that have succeeded have limited walk-abouts to their own neighborhoods. In Italy, only one person could go out at a time. In Venezuela, men and women are allowed out on alternate days. People here are accustomed to doing as they please. Because guidelines have changed every day, people feel safe in ignoring them. Americans are accustomed to their freedoms.

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Avatar Harry April 20, 2020 at 7:19 pm

Judy, I don’t always agree with you but you nailed it this time.

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Judi Curry Judi Curry April 20, 2020 at 8:01 pm

Thank you.

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Avatar Scott April 20, 2020 at 7:28 pm

Many of us are not angry, we’re happy, because existence is great, because of what we make of it, without selfishness per se to others,… with nothing in reference to Covid-19. Life is great when you understand it, and you make good choices at the fundamental level.
Overall, Trump is in line, he’s not out of line. He’s under us.

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Avatar Chris April 20, 2020 at 7:55 pm

You give a perfect example of how we are truly NOT all in the same boat but in the same storm. Personally I am getting by ok. Not as good as some but better than others but I don’t feel the need to rub it in their face. Some people are truly suffering with what’s going on and no positive attitude is gong to change that. I have friends who just a month ago were getting by comfortably enough and are now days away from sleeping in their cars. Others who have lost friends and family members. Some have had to resign themselves to the fact they will more likely than not catch this virus because of their jobs with were deemed essential (I am one of them). I have a buddy stationed onboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt and you know what’s going on with them.Anyone who isn’t suffering has a moral obligation to keep that in mind.

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Avatar Scott April 21, 2020 at 7:01 am

Multiple perspectives are appreciated. The rubbing-in seems more so from the pessimistic side of things. Body integrity is ones strongest defense and resistance to disease (and ‘diseasements’), which is not ‘anti-body immunity’ which is different, but, if body integrity is not kept in prime order, then the next disease can come along and take one down. Holistic understandings and applications get to the core of the matter. (and the matter of options/choices is another matter, and this is all fundamental in the details, nothing new) Yes, I’m briefly-vaguely addressing this, because it’s controversial, and not standard.
So, this I’m indicating a reasonable counter perspective, in all decent modesty.

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Avatar megan April 20, 2020 at 8:58 pm

Maybe get a flu shot, check the stats.

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Judi Curry Judi Curry April 21, 2020 at 8:17 am

A flu shot is not going to help combat this virus. And….I have a flu shot every year.

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Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie April 21, 2020 at 9:23 am

Megan, are you suggesting a flu shot is the answer to COVID-19?

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Avatar Joy Rothe April 21, 2020 at 9:46 am

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Peter Peter from South O April 21, 2020 at 3:35 pm

The Filipino Channel? Really? (and a 404 to boot!)

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Avatar Doug Blackwood April 21, 2020 at 12:36 pm

There is no shortage of stupid people: common sense is not that common; starting with that self-obsessed”BOZO” in the white house

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Judi Curry Judi Curry April 21, 2020 at 1:28 pm

Thanks, Doug. Agree with you.

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Avatar Duff Roberts April 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm

I am not only angry but frightened. I am frightened that so many people consider the White House’s blathering as the gospel of truth which, when coupled with their narcissistic sense of self-entitlement, will ultimately bring my death no matter how hard I try to protect myself.

Thanks Judi for succinctly articulating each point of anger…and fear.

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Avatar Scott April 26, 2020 at 5:20 pm

I think many people, if not the vast majority, including overall/general supporters, understand the faulty blatherings as faulty, and look beyond those faults for the sake of other matters; to put if briefly.

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Judi Curry Judi Curry April 26, 2020 at 4:45 pm

It truly is a scary time. I look at these demonstrations taking place this weekend and just shake my head in disbelief. I don’t know what it will take for them to realize how serious this is – maybe a loved one getting the virus. Pretty big lesson to learn.

Haven’t heard from you in a 100 years. Good to hear from you now. Be safe.

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