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I haven't posted a real update in a while. I've been so busy finalizing everything for my book, and my mother is visiting this weekend. Then there's Judgement House with which to contend. I don't feel ready for it. I've got too many other things on my mind.
This has not been the Fall that I wanted. Today is rather beautiful for a change. Today looks more like the pictures below:
Unfortunately, most of our days this fall have looked like this:
The leaves have finally started to change. They were showing bits of colour, but the constant rain has slowed the process down.
We haven't had pretty leaves floating in the water, like this:
Among the things that have ruined my fall, aside from the lousy weather, is the media. As much as I want to share my thoughts on the events and happenings in the news, I know I should best belt up instead. I don't have time to deal with people who only serve to make others miserable with their hateful comments. And I refuse to glorify those who wish to hurt me by engaging them or mentioning them in status messages and other posts.
The media has looked something like this:
AIDS has the same transmission as Ebola. Do they do this with AIDS patients?
Ebola is everywhere in the media. I can't even get on Facebook without seeing images of people in full protective gear, news stories about new victims, or stupidity on the part of the CDC, the Obama Administration, or the people who should be quarantined. The media has even created stories to include Ebola. It's ridiculous. It's upsetting, and it's scary.
A local airport here where I live had a scare. It WAS NOT AN EBOLA SCARE, but one of the major news outlets composed an article that claimed the incident was an Ebola scare. Nobody was even on the plane who could have been in contact with anyone in the affected African areas, or anyone in the Dallas area, but yesterday morning, right there on the radio during one of the morning talk shows where the host blathers on about rubbish. It went something like this:
"AN EBOLA SCARE AT (fill in the name of) LOCAL AIRPORT WAS NOT AN EBOLA SCARE AT ALL, BUT CHEMICAL CONTENTS THAT HAD SOMEHOW COME IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER TO CREATE SOMETHING SIMILAR TO TEAR GAS..."
It's almost like someone is being paid to keep Ebola in spotlight of the media in all forms.
Then there are the rumours. Those are fun...
I don't know what to believe these days...
This honestly wouldn't surprise me.
There was this one episode of The Simpsons, the episode about the hurricane hitting Springfield. Apu crossed out the names of certain products. The cat food bag was my favourite. Cat food was crossed out, and instead, it was a huge bag of "Hurricane Chow". I'm really surprised the convenience stores have not started selling "Ebola Chow". Count the number of news stories with the word "Ebola" in them, and you will see what I'm saying.
If keeping Ebola front and center in the media is a tactic to make Obama more popular, it is an epic fail. I certainly have less respect for the Obama Administration than I did before. (What's less than 0%?)
America is the only country that has not banned travel to and from the affected areas in Africa. It is the only country that has not properly quarantined those who have the disease or those who have been in contact with a person or persons with the disease.
America is the laughingstock of the world and has been since Obama was elected as POTUS.
And the Ebola jokes and Halloween costumes? Why don't I let the next gif speak for itself?
I could honestly do without seeing any more news about Ebola. Yes, I'm scared. If you're not the least bit concerned, well...
I'm not saying you should be freaked out...
Even though I'm freaked out.
But there is something wrong when two nurses in full protective gear couldn't avoid contracting Ebola. I have a difficult time believing that nurses could be that careless, especially when a disease with a 90% fatality rate is involved.
I feel badly for Nina Pham, but I have no respect for that Vinson woman. I do feel bad that she contracted the virus, but she put close to one thousand citizens in danger by getting on a plane, and all because she was planning her wedding. *smh* Due to the fact that Vinson is a nurse, and also due to the fact that her colleague ended up with the virus, she should have known better than to get on a plane. Her wedding plans could have waited.
If I had been in contact with someone who has the virus, I wouldn't go on a book signing tour and put people at risk. Some things are more important than others.
Yes it does.
That's it for now. My mother is in, and I need to grab a snack and get ready.