“The highly contagious novel coronavirus that has exploded into a global pandemic can remain viable and infectious in droplets in air
for hours and on surfaces, for days. And so I wonder: Is the virus capable of translocation by wafting, into … the air?”
“Is the virus capable of translocation by wafting up into the air? And up from there to even higher elevations? A coronavirus, novel
remains viable and infectious in droplets in air for hours. I wonder: May a cough or a sneeze, launch, missiles … viral?”
There is no reason not to bail out everyone. No moral hazard argument you’d be incentivizing bad behavior — Businesses
— and consumers aren’t responsible for this mess. The cost, doesn’t matter. It’s for the American, consumer. And for American, business.”
“Business isn’t responsible for this mess. Much less the consumer. I, on the contrary, far from blameless, may, by the Democrats be blamed.
Got to cut a check to everyone. And keep them for months, distractedly, entertained enough, to @JoeBiden … blame.”
“Got to cut a check to everyone. Got to keep everyone distractedly entertained, for months. Entertained enough to blame
Hunter’s Joe Biden for endemic corruption in Ukraine, if not, for the virus. Convinced by my insistence that, Joe Biden’s … to blame.”
“Joe Biden’s to blame for the corruption in Ukraine. And the hysteria in Italy. Got to cut millions of checks. One, for each, stir crazy,
American. I’ve got to keep everyone, distractedly entertained, for months. And keep myself from going … stir crazy.”
“But how? How on Earth might I keep myself, not to mention the entire country from going stir crazy Joe Biden’s to blame for corruption
in Ukraine. And the hysteria in Italy. Got to cut millions of checks. Got to get them to, each stir crazy … American.”
“Unprecedented; days like these; with the spread of Covid-19 threatening our health care system, our economy and our way of life.
How we respond may well determine how much longer we may hang on, or turn, on a dime. I’ll show ye how to turn, towards life.”
“How we respond may well determine how much longer we may hang on, or turn, on a dime. I’ll show ye how to turn, towards life.
Unprecedented; days like these; with the spread of Covid-19 threatening our health care systems, economies and our way, of life.”
“@Facebook @Google @LinkedIn @Microsoft @Reddit @Twitter and @YouTube say they are working closely together on COVID-19,
response efforts. And it may be, ironically, that the catalyst to responding to climate and migratory changes, may be in … COVID-19.”
“An existential threat is posed by COVID-19. I have spun it into a tale of microbes and men, and aliens legal, and illegal. Really
real, only surreally. For what is surrealism if not, an altered reality? Yours, different from mine unless it isn’t, really.”
“For what is surrealism, if not, an altered reality? Yours, different from mine, unless it isn’t, actually. The threat posed by COVID-19
I’ve spun into a tale of microbes and men and aliens, legal, and illegal. And borders surreal overrun by … COVID-19.”
“Two major factors fuel this pandemic in US; that people with no symptoms can easily spread the virus; and problems with testing,
in US. It’s critical. Everyone: Even those who don’t feel sick; stay at least 6 feet from others and avoid social gatherings.”
“I cynically prayed: God help us. And let not new cases ever number in the thousands, daily. And send me some panaceas or opium
or opioid prescription. And just like that an FDA-approved hydroxychloroquine fell into my lap, as if manna from, high Heavens.”
“I prayed. And just like that an FDA-approved drug fell into my lap, as if manna, from Heaven. ‘As if’; that’s when what’s happening
may be, not real, but surreal. It’s hard to tell what’s really happening. But it doesn’t bode well that we’re not testing.”
“It doesn’t bode well that we’re way behind in testing. It’s hard to tell what’s happening when carrier citizens walk about freely,
sadly, foolishly oblivious to the proximity of death. Indeed I fear what death may do, to my presidency … and my, legacy.”
“Just a little social distancing between our rapacious, rapist and drug smuggling Mexican brothers, and US; very similar, actually, to
what’s agreed to, on the northern, border. Critical is social distancing and isolation, between the borders, of the two.”
“Worst-case scenario: 1.1 million deaths. That model envisions an overwhelming of the system. Doctors agonizing over who
—ventilates and who — dies. Some doctors dying, alongside, their patients. Still, I share the people’s confidence in me as does, WHO.”
“Breaking; California just went into lockdown. We’re living in a global public health crisis moving too rapidly. We’ve got to, lockdown.
Lockdown the nation! Medical and financial systems are folding, like the houses of cards, they are. Lock … her down!”
“California just went into lockdown. We’re living in a global public health crisis, moving, way too rapidly. The nation, most regrettably,
I’ll have to, lockdown. Our houses of cards, are folding. Still, Vladimir and I see in the virus, great opportunity.”
“Where have you been? With whom have you been in contact? Lest we forget whilst we are overwhelmed by a novel coronavirus microbe
matters of life and death go on, unabated. Human migration and climate change, go on, no matter, the coronavirus … microbe.”
“My fellow Americans: As I lay me down to tweet, do as I say. Be like me. Don’t worry. Be happy. Everything’s going to be, alright.
Everything’s going to be, alright, even if we lose sight of one another for a year or so. Even so, it’s gonna be, alright.”
“Everything’s gonna be, alright. Even if sight of one another, we lose. Even if in sacrifice, we sacrifice, community. Take my hand.
Everything’s gonna be, alright. Life goes on. And if in town … come to the rally. Jostle … with the crowd. And shake … my hand.”
“Gone are the rope lines, selfies with supporters and entourages of traveling press. Replaced, for now, with new digital, words:
tele-town halls, virtual fundraisers and livestreamed speeches. But I can’t imagine a full life without hearing, my own words.
“Which patients get beds. And ventilators. Which patients, die. Like clockwork … cycles of denial … devastation and a shared
community response, belated, followed by inevitably, mutual, finger-pointing as blame is apportioned. To each … their share.”
“Alternatively, fortunate it has been that this virus thing got out of control. So it came from China. So what? I know President Xi. He’s
done right by his people. I know he’s learning even as I tweet … he’s got billions of brothers who aren’t, Chinese.”
“Facebook Google LinkedIn Microsoft Reddit Twitter and YouTube say they are working closely together on COVID-19,
response efforts. And it may be, uber ironic if a catalyst to responding to climatic and migratory changes, were to be found in … COVID-19.”
“About 75 million residents of Connecticut, Illinois, New York and California have been directed to sequester. Only essential workers
may be away from their homes. Social distancing measures not emulated by me essentially, to keep working … the workers.”
“I’m battling an outbreak of a new coronavirus called COVID-19. It started in China and has been spreading around the globe, killing
thousands. WHO says it’s now, pandemic. Still, I dither about locking down the country, because of the election, upcoming.”
“I’m battling the novel virus and COVID-19, the disease, caused. I don’t rush to judgment. I’m presidential. WHO says it’s now,
pandemic. Still, I dither about locking down the country and tanking the markets. After all … I’m our wartime president, now.”
“Rapidly arising levels of infection and illness have begun to overwhelm health care systems. Testing’s restricted to health care
workers and people who are, hospitalized. They say the battle to contain the virus, is lost. And they say that, I don’t care.”
“They say that I don’t care. But I do care. Of course, I care about the pandemic and it’s ravaging effect on the economy and on our society,
generally. It’s not that I don’t care about anyone, but me; it’s just that I care, even more, about my presidency.”
“Throwing cash at societal problems; that’s been the oft problematic behavior of the Democratic Party. Hardly, Republican. Lately
tho, Cotton’s at the heart of the economic stabilization package, whose price tag is swelling, beyond $1 trillion … lately.”
“Although there was no reason to believe that the Pences had been exposed, given his unique position, they were tested, anyway.
The Pences know, by the way, that this first test may be the first test of many. Ditto, me. Thanks to me; in part … anyway.”
“WHO says Russia’s doing well. But WHO knows that that’s just for the moment, tho. For WHO knows President — Vladimir Putin
— has 36,540 people who are being monitored for infection. And Vladimir Putin knows he can’t make fiction — of this … nonfiction.”
“Vlad, knows. Indeed he’s painfully aware that there’s no amount of plausible deniability nor sovereign immunity to dismiss as a fabrication
of his enemies, a coronaviral, stigma. It’s a virus that takes pains, not to discriminate between … its victims.”
“We of the Cabal: Vlad, Xi, Kim, Mo and me, note, with alarm: The microbe only seems to take pains not to discriminate between us;
evidencing it’s not an intelligent, extraterrestrial invader come to conquer but be a teacher in playing the villain for us.”
“Only surreally real must feel every man woman and child on the planet.
Knowing this was coming, we did nothing. Not until @GretaThunberg
happened along. Playing the microbial villain for us is the coronavirus. And the heroic, heroine is Greta Thunberg.”
“The unemployment rate may be 30 percent come April and June due to mass layoffs; worse than what occurred during the Great
Depression. No supplies for our responders. Still, my chances of re-election to a second term seem, implausibly, incredibly, great.”
“Chilling; Fauci’s telling somewhat fuzzy, choice of words; specifically the certainty of the outbreak clashing … with the clearly
uncertain mitigation issues he says may go a long way to prevent us from becoming, an Italy. A fuzzy choice of words, clearly.”
“My condolences to Italy. Who imagined a second Vesuvius in a coronavirus and that the bad luck of the Ides of March this year comes
with an extension beyond China and Italy to the world? Beware, Urantia (Earth): The coronavirus, with a vengeance, comes.”
“Beware Urantia (Earth): The coronavirus, with a vengeance — cometh. And the virus may run roughshod, overrunning, nations.
With a vengeance, it seemingly, cometh. But I naysay those who say the coronavirus may overrun President Vladimir Putin’s, nations.”
“My grandiloquence, actually, my eloquence in the art of language may be, in part, what may make, compelling, my MAYDAYS.
MAYDAYS aims to infect everyone with a medicinal art, in the holistic, tradition. Poetry. An essential part, of a well-balanced, day.”
“Can my campaign for re-election be revived when so much is so suddenly going, so wrong? I won’t accept any reality, at any time,
not in my best interests. For the moment I’ll just deny the possibility of jobless claims into the millions, buying … time.”
“Time; except for me, it waits for no man. But denying the possibility of millions of sure fire, jobless claims won’t buy me, very much time.
Still, the hero of Vietnam’s Bone Spur Ridge, won’t need much time to beat the virus, to a calypso beat, in time.”
“Most folks overcome the illness; unless they’re older; or have an underlying condition. Like my brother Art, from Puerto Rico. Iris’
brother is a mess. Arthur shan’t survive contact with it, if he contracts it. Rest in peace … dear brother … of Iris.”
“Rest in peace Arthur, dear brother, of Iris. Most folks overcome the illness; unless they’re older or have an underlying condition. Like my misfit
brother Art. Iris’ brother’s a mess. Art shan’t survive contracting the virus if he contracts an infection.”
“Art shan’t survive contracting the virus if he contracts an infection. Rest in peace Arthur, dear brother, of Iris. Most overcome it unless
they’re older or have an underlying condition. Like my misfit brother Arthur: Iris’ brother. He’s … a real mess.”
“The disease is spreading because many people especially our young people are not abiding by my wise guidance to stay home.
Seriously; practice, social distancing. There are not enough people taking this seriously. Please … everyone: Please … go home!”
“It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach the first 100,000 cases; eleven days for the second 100,000 and just four days for the third 100,000, WHO says.
Over 367,000 people have been diagnosed. And the pandemic is accelerating … WHO says.”
“We’ll see. I can do two things at once. Multi-tasking, I call it. We’re not going let a simple medical problem, microbial, turn into — too
long a treatment and financial problems, long, lasting. I’m not looking at locking down months, I can tell ye, too.”
“Some say social distancing is vital to slowing the spread of the virus which has already infected more than 40,000 people in US. I say
that the shock to the economy could hurt the country more than deaths from the virus. What … pray tell — do ye — say?”
“Consider @TeamJoe for @JoeBiden made to order platforms. Useful, generally but especially useful, now. It’s no pulpit, bully, surely
but it might be helpful going forward, towards the comeuppance, richly deserved of a habitual, some say, criminal, bully.”
“Useful generally but especially useful now. Now with the coronavirus front and center and climate change and human migration
abreast of the microbe on either side. @JoeBiden: Ye are in need of an additional platform to stand upon; one for all, Americans.”
“This emergency I’ve declared must not drag on for even one month, longer. My own health professionals warn that viruses predictably,
quickly, spread. But I’m, the chosen one. I know what to do; when to do it; and how to do it, safely … and effectively.”
“Dr. Fauci has grown bolder in correcting the my falsehoods and overly rosy statements about the spread of the coronavirus the past
two weeks and he has become a hero to my critics. My patience wears thin. Not even one week more, may my patience … last.”
“Over the past 24 hours 85 percent of new cases have been in Europe and the United States; 40 percent were in the United States.
Britain’s Boris, resisted locking down Britain, but changed his mind. Modi’s locked down India. Not tho … the United States.”
“The United States is a harbinger for the rest of the planet. Just look at us today. Where we are today, you will be in four, five or six weeks,
time. Take a long hard look at where the United States is today. ‘Tis where ye may very well be, in six weeks.”
“Consider Urantians, predestination. Consider the purpose predestination serves in administration of His seven Universes.
Septuplet Universes comprise the vast Kingdom of our Almighty Creator. Consider, dear lector, the predestination I consider in verse.”
“Shutdowns and school closures will slow the virus’ spread but when lifted, we’ll be right back where we started. Hospitals shall be
overwhelmed. Get thee to a grocery. There has already been too much community spread to prevent this tragic inevitability.”
“Volatile am I, to be sure. Recklessly impetuous and indecisive, I alternate between the two. But volatility, no matter how sliced, remains, volatile.
Penny wise and pound foolish are the businessmen on Wall Street and President Me, at the White House, so volatile.”
“Italian doctors have begun rationing care, making heart-wrenching decisions about who gets treatment and who is left — to die.
Obituaries are running, dozens of pages in the local, nrwspapers. Piles of coffins, stacked, in parking lots, for those, just left … to die.”
Obituaries are running dozens of pages in the local newspapers. And with piles of coffins stacked in parking lots for those left to die,
Italian doctors have begun rationing care; making decisions about who gets treatment … and who … is just left … to die.”
“Who gets treatment? Who’s just left to die? Rationing care; making heart wrenching decisions about goes on who living and who
dies. Too many for the crematory to burn. What’s happening in Italy won’t happen here. I just won’t do what WHO recommends I do.”
“If I get lucky with a virus, it won’t matter who the Democrats run against me. I admit I’m concerned that the Democratic nominees be
@NYGovCuomo and his long time friend @JoeBiden. Those two might well be … most formidable. They indeed do … worry me.”
“Especially @NYGovCuomo. @JoeBiden has been the good soldier. He’ll head the ticket, eventually. Those two might well be,
formidable. They do worry me. Not no such, Vlad, Xi, Kim and Mo. Everyone’s tired of my tired apprentice act. Everyone’s tired of me.”
“Everyone’s tired of my tired, apprentice act. And @JoeBiden’s been the good soldier. He shall head the ticket, eventually. Those two
might well be, formidable. They do, worry me. Not Vlad, Xi, Kim and Mo, tho. Tired of my shtick, they back … those two.”
“A refrigerated truck outside Elmhurst Hospital in Queens stores the bodies of the dead. On Tuesday alone, 13 died there.
Queens accounts for 30 percent of New York City’s confirmed coronavirus cases. More than any borough; far more, than its fair, share.”
“To pen an epic, tragically compelling and funny, at once. Such is my MAYDAYS. A history of Earth. And my birthplace Queens, like me,
for the moment, is at the epicenter of the epicenter. Poetry in motion, am I. Nobody moves and nobody writes … like me.”
“@antonioguterres: This is war. To win we’ll need a war-like, wartime, plan. To figure out how to surround and defeat an enemy,
already us, surrounding. In soirée last night I turned to my Carthaginian General Hannibal and my Chinese Sun Tsu, to help, me.”
“In soirée last night I turned to my Carthaginian General Hannibal and my Chinese General Sun Tsu to help me. This is war. To win we’ll need war-like wartime plans.
To surround and defeat an enemy already surrounding us, we’ll need an extraordinary, plan.”
“In soirée last night, I turned to Generals Sun Tsu and Hannibal. And their extraordinary advice was carpe diem. Seize today,
the day. They certainly won’t be expecting to be surrounded, when it’s ye, who are surrounded. Carpe … diem. Seize … the day.”
“What a difference a day may make. What a difference makes, passage, of time. Patients later than these won’t feel as lucky as these.
These may make antibodies and recover. Not so for those I have destined to be sickened … later, in time … than these.”
“Many already have I destined, to nightmarish ends, scarcely imaginable a month or even a week ago. What a difference a day
— may make. What a difference makes, passage, of time. Patients after these, are flat out of luck. We’re in, disaster mode, today.”
“We’re in disaster mode It’s just that I act like I don’t know it yet. I know tho that we may well be tanking, in more ways than just one. I lie,
easily But there aren’t enough lies on the whole of the Earth, that will save anyone who didn’t need, to die.”
“We’re in disaster mode. I just act like, I don’t know it yet. I know tho that we may well be tanking in more ways than just — one. I lie
— easily. But there aren’t enough lies on the whole of the Earth (Urantia) that will save anyone who needn’t so, die.”
“I lie easily. Not glibly; sloppily, actually. But there haven’t been enough lies on the tip of my wicked tongue that might lessen the grief
and the anger at losing, all at once, loved ones and jobs and a way of life for a life of unprecedented … grief.“
“Chaotic. My administration is chaotic. Time heals not all wounds, equally; and not all men are equally created, no matter what laws say.
What have ye done for me … lately? Will two trillion be enough and … in time? Will Republicans … stand by me? No … I’d say.”
“What have ye done for me lately? Two trillion might have been enough. It might have been in time. Will Republicans stand by me? No
way, no matter what I say. Mark my words. By next week my star will be shot. No matter what they may dutifully say, I know.”
“The outbreak that’s overwhelmed New York City hospitals in recent days is just the first in a wave of local outbreaks happening,
nationally as per CDC models; striking our cities, especially in coming weeks. What’s happening, mirroring, what’s happening.”
“Greater than The Art of The Deal, MAYDAYS may be. And I say ‘may be’ only because I’m humble. As a news flash flashes before me
informing me we already have the most cases, I see the handwriting on a wall, I once upon a time, might have built, surreally.”
“Greater than The Art of The Deal, I’d started to tweet last tweet MAYDAYS may be, making a splash, when I was reminded by a news
flash of our sudden surge into the lead among, infected, nations. And I see handwriting on walls and even on my … @FoxNews.”
“I see handwriting on walls and I hear things. And I see dead people, not on TV, all around me. White-robed ones seem friendly; less so
the hospital-gowned ones; although they reach toward me as if to shake my hand my Secret Service guys, won’t let me go.”
“In nightmares I’ve been having, zombie-like, hospital-gowned ones, reach toward me as if to shake my hand then suddenly lunge at me,
not wanting not to let go of me. With mouths wide open, as if wailing, I hear no sound from them, but they seem, unhappy.”
“So experts dispute my claim that an economic downturn would be more deadly than a pandemic. So — what? I dare say
— who cares? Anyway, from the looks of things we’re getting both, anyway. And who pray tell, elected ye the president of US like me, anyway?”
“People are dying. And with each day that passes I dare think to myself, tho I dare not publicly say, that the community spread virus
is both terrifying and terrifyingly, inevitable. Far more terrifying tho, is that I am still … the President … of US.”
“Sad. Sad to see the televangelist-in-chief leader of the free world offer a hazy tale of a miraculous cure. Offering hope so cynically
ought be considered an abuse of power. Fodder for an impeachment in the future against me. But @Scotus, may protect me.”
“As the televangelist-in-chief of US and a really smart and rich guy, I have access to miraculous, cures. I’ve acquired, corruptly
— coronavirus, test kits. One of my duties is to offer ye hope. I suggest all encourage @JoeBiden to tap @NYGovCuomo for VP.”
“@JoeBiden ought tap @NYGovCuomo for VP. As huckster-in-chief and a really, powerful guy I, also as well — the motion — second.
Why now? To offer hope, tying up plot lines at the end of my MAYDAYS, ending internecine conflict … in cosmic … nano-seconds.”
“To offer hope to humanity, please do, not as I do but rather, as I say. Take a moment to visit with my brother Arthur — at WordPress
— Art fears he’s not long for the world. He’d appreciate it if ye’d visit at, chachomanopapa.wordpress.com Defeat, the virus.”
“The economy is in deep recession; echoing the Great Depression in the way it has devastated our once great businesses
— triggering — mass layoffs; threatening to set off chain reaction bankruptcies; losses for companies large and small, bad for business.”
“Curiously, in this Chinese year of the rat, it appears that the Italian Ides of March, has been extended, into the rest of the year
of — this year. Astonishing irony — purposeful — seemingly. How could it not be purposeful that all of this happen this year.”
“Evidence of intelligent, design. It’s evident, everywhere. How could it not be purposeful, that all of this is happening — in the year
2020, year of our Lord? In 2020, I say to all of ye: President Me, this year, even more, than the virus … ye need fear.”
“Unemployment. Death. The scale of the devastation wrought to the economy and the national psyche is now, clear. Millions of US
filed for unemployment. The jobless may file for unemployment, but if already dead, ye can’t file for unemployment … from US.”
“There is a disconnection between me and the governors and mayors. They beg folks to stay home, even as I hope the economy will be raring
to go by Easter. Socially distant, President Me gives lip service only. The governors and mayors, he is … ignoring.”
One month after predicting we were but days away from being near zero in coronavirus cases I have, in recent days increasingly tried,
shifting the blame to state and local leaders as the spread tops more than 100,000 cases nationwide. 1,500 … have died.”
“As is my wont, in recent days, I’ve tried to shift the blame to state and local leaders as the case count now, nationwide, tops more
than 100,000. In 1,500 cases, the patients have died. Many more in store, has the coronaviral, Covid-19. Many, many more.”
“I felt it was pandemic long before it was called pandemic. And albeit I have minimized the pandemic’s effect on my United States,
verily, I don’t lie. It’s all just … truthful, hyperbole. I resent the insinuation that I’d lie for … the United States.”
“When will things return to normal?
The answer is simple, if not, satisfying: when enough of the population is resistant to the air
borne Covid-19 to stunt spread from person to person. That’s the end goal. No one knows how long it may take, to get there.”
“The virus presents an opportunity. An opportunity for a new normal. And Vlad and his guys and I would indeed, most happily,
take ye there. There is where ye physically are already but metaphysically, ye’ll have to move a long way to get ye some normalcy.”
“I present to ye — opportunity — opportunity in the calamity that is this novel, virus. ‘Tis opportunity for a novel, normal. And a novel,
novel, It’s Robert Frost approved fiction, nonfictional. 280 character tweets, serially, linked into a novel, novel.”
“Fiction, seemingly nonfictional. Tweets, 280 characters long, serially linked into Grecian, poetry, epic. Tragic. And comic. And ironic.
Ironic, is the story of the wise man, who, deeming himself … wise … names himself … Homo sapiens … and then … disproves, it.”
“The sickened, often, still can’t get done the testing that might have saved them had it been done, on time. Whether or not fair,
where doctor’s orders consign the critically to palliative care — to death, they might, resign; and to, its palliative, care.”
“Everyone knows flus kill more Americans every year than Covid-19 has, so far this year. Some panicked residents of my New York,
fled the city before an order that might trap them in the epicenter. Confusion leads to panic. And there is panic in … New York.”
“Panic not, New York. Follow, my lead. And don’t worry. Just be happy if it seems that I’m just making it up, as I go along. And, ironically,
because I see in calamity, opportunity … I am tagging, by this tweet … the Nobel, Committees.
“Public health experts warned that flirting with the idea of a travel ban for one of the most populated parts of the country was too
likely to backfire, causing residents to flee being stuck, potentially, dreadfully, taking the virus along with them, too.”
“Reconsidering, I flip-flopped; judiciousness, being, one of my great, attributes. Dreadful would have been, microbial hitchhikers,
hitching a ride with the City’s citizens; fleeing, the germaphobic leader of US. A bad idea, I’m flip-flopping, on Twitter.”
“Mixed messaging; a common tactic in Earthly interpersonal, relations. I only appear to be abruptly abandoning the proposal I on
no notice proposed, Saturday morning and backtracked on, hours later. I’m incompetent in planting tactical … misinformation.”
“I suggest Trumpian, relief. Let’s create the special purpose vehicle the African ministers have already, previously, requested. One in
which sequestered interest payments on sovereign bonds, support, African nations, regardless of their limited, incomes.”
“Meanwhile back in America, deaths from Covid-19 may reach 200,000 as New York, New Orleans and other cities warned, soon,
they’d run out of medical supplies. And soon; all too soon may my support in the Congress, like a virus, in warm weather … swoon.”
200,000 to die. But I am a wise man. The very wisest, some say. Even as New York, New Orleans and others, run out of supplies,
my support in the Congress, like a springtime virus may swoon too soon if it’s by my antiheroic role, that … I, myself, belie.”
“My support in the Congress, like a springtime virus, swoons too soon if it is by my antiheroic role, that I, myself, belie. 200,000 to die,
they say. But I am a wise man. The very wisest, some say. Even as the cities, run out of supplies, Even as, I lie.”
“‘Tis Easter week. The week we’ll be striking a balance between social distancing measures and measures taken to restart and grow again
the economy of the nation. The week we’ll be, flattening, the curve. The week I’ll prove to be, uniquely, inept, again.”
“‘Tis Easter Sunday week. The week we’ll be striking a balance between social distancing measures and measures taken to grow once
again the nation’s economy. The week we’ll be flattening the curve. The week I’ll prove to be prescient and clueless at once.”
“Millions of Christians tuned into online church services on Sunday in lieu of attending their usual places of worship. In some places,
clerics kept the doors of some of their places of worship, open. Wise is the man … worshipping, in online … places.”
“Wise is the man worshipping in a crisis like this one in online places. Millions of Christians tuned into online church services on Sunday,
in lieu of attending their usual places of worship. In some places tho, clerics kept their doors, open … Sunday.”
“In too many places too many folks flaunted for reasons sundry, Sunday social distancing measures. Distancing measures intended to
— protect. Measures I’m extending in this year of the rat and an Ides of March extended, through the month of April … too.”
“The timing; the timing of The Creator Author of this foreordained tragi-comedy in this year of the rat and an Ides of March by leap year,
extended. I extend through the month of April the social distancing measures I top-secretly feel may last for years.”
“Impeccable the timing of The Creator Author of this foreordained, tragi-comedy in the year of the rat, by a leap year, extending, this year,
the Ides of March. I extend through April the social distancing measures I top-secretly know, may last for years.”
“Beginning this week hospitals reach their max capacities, cases rise exponentially and ventilators and beds become, invaluable.
Models project April will be a hellish public health catastrophe unlike any other, ever before. Still, I see for me … Nobel.”
“What a difference a week makes.
Last week’s pie in the sky, happy talk having given way less to hard facts than to body
bags. Today, Sunday, I’m singing a brand new, tune. What a difference a week makes. And the sight of really dead, cadaverous, bodies.”
“What a difference, indeed, makes, time. Last week’s pie in the sky, happy talk having given way less to — hard facts than to — bodies,
black-clad. It’s a brave new world, out there we’ll be living in, a while. Keep your distance from one another and me.”
“More and more, with each passing year, it seems that it’s a brave, new world, out there, we’ll be living in, a while. Keep your distance from
one another and me. What a difference indeed, makes time. Last week’s pie in the sky happy talk, done … gone.”
“But is it a brave new world, really? Or the same, cowardly old world, cowering ever more, more, unseemly. Cowering now from an
invisible foe. A foe that has him completely surrounded and has him moreover wondering, what on Urantia (Earth), just happened?”
“What just happened? And why is this happening? And what is going to happen to my children? I feel powerless to protect them
and helpless to help them confront this brave new world they’re inheriting from me and that I just can’t begin to explain to them.”
“What say ye to the children? Begin by saying that unfair as it is it is what it is. The forbears of the children, bad stewards of Urantia
(Earth) have been. Call on technology’s algorithms and artificial intelligence. For paradigm … shifts, on Urantia.”
“Conflicts of interest, malfeasance and corruption taint and give a bad name to, bad, governance. What say ye, to the children? Begin
by telling them that — unfair as it is — it is what it is. With the forbears of the children, the bad stewards … begin.”
“Begin with bad stewardship of a planet, entrusted. Conflicts of interest, malfeasance and corruption taint and give a really bad
name to, bad governance. As bad as it, bad governance suddenly is, the least of our problems. We got a virus … really, bad.”
“We got a virus. We got it, bad. We got other, bad problems, too. But as bad as it, bad governance is just one of our problems.
Ironically, if we but flip a switch, we might well a paradigm … shift. Just flipping a switch, may resolve, all our problems.”
“I declare that if but 100-200 thousand Americans die from the virus then I will have done for ye, a good job. A job well done — I
will have done if I can defeat the coronaviral microbe before it gets done infecting us; causing us, perhaps, maybe, to die.“
“I would lie to ye if I told ye that I failed to see in the virus an opportunity for change so transformational, a paradigm shift,
it’s tantamount to. Witness Vlad sending medical supplies to US, to help US survive, Covid-19; beginning, a paradigm shift.”
“This is going to be a rough, two-week period. A very, very painful, two weeks. And they’ll hurt me — believe ye, me — this, time
— around; unlike, the last time. It’s painful; and hurtful; to have all your loved ones all dying on me … at the same time.”
“I leveled today with ye Americans; on one level; I warned ye to brace yourselves for a rough, two-week, period. On another level, I
lied once again to ye. Verily, I easily, lie. And He works, mysteriously. That’s why MAYDAYS’, lying … chosen one, am I.”
“Preview 2020’s Nobel-winning, MAYDAYS, Arthur’s serial tweets, ghostwritten by me. Unlike Art I have, in a bully pulpit, a platform.
It is the platform, Art lacks. And I’ve agreed to trumpet MAYDAYS because I have in that pulpit a self-serving, platform.”
“In Africa and India, men like flys, shall drop. Africans, Indians and Americans all dying on me; and all, concurrently, at the same time.
India’s locked down; Africa’s on alert. Everybody knows, we’re on notice, about the imperative shift, of a paradigm.”
“Verily, too few believe we are on any such notice; about the shifting of any paradigm. If indeed ye believe that then ye are a fool’s,
fool. But in Africa and India, men like flys shall drop. Africans, Indians and Americans all dying on me, the … fool.”
“We’ve been fools. Me, especially. Just witness, my shift in attitude. To accept as reality, what was a hoax. I’ve been a fool’s, fool.
Now April, the Ides of March extended, are ended. On Earth, men like wingless flys, shall drop. But … Arthur Everman’s, no fool.”
“Actually, that Arthur’s no fool isn’t true, either. In his time on Earth, he’s been a fool, near exclusively. But like me, eventually,
he’s come around and had an adjustment of attitude. I’ve accepted as reality my hoaxes. Fools have been we … Art and me.”
“The downturn may be far more punishing and long lasting than feared by many, enduring, perhaps, into next year — apace.
Beyond, even, as governments amp up restrictions to halt the spread of the contagion. As fear of the virus redefines … public space.”
“A baby, with bathwater has been, thrown out. But the sell-off provides ambitious and visionary managers with some opportunities,
far more, visionary. Investing in artificial intelligence may be for more prescient investors … an enterprising … opportunity.”
“DeSantis spoke with me about the cruise ship dilemma just this morning. And I told him to keep his numbers, down. He only reluctantly
ordered a lock down. He’s been doing a great job resisting those who wold ally with the coronavirus to slow the economy.”
“A grim-faced war-time president is coming to grips with a reality he’s long refused to accept. 100,000 to 240,000 Americans die.
Many more, if the nation abides not, social distancing. And as we die so too my dying hope, that my candidacy, does not, die.”
“No matter what I say, my Surgeon General says that in 30 days, we’ll follow, the data. We’ll go on, based on what, the data tells us.
If we’re playing whack-a-mole with the virus in 30 days we’ll just have to extend, the social distancing that’s already, separating, us.”
“No matter what I say, if in 30 days we’re still playing whack-a-mole with the virus, we’ll extend the social distancing, separating, us.
Separating socially, to socially, reform. Saving our larger get togethers for later, maybe. Someday, after the virus.”
“If asked to grade myself I’d rate myself a 10. I think I’ve done a great job. Reasonable men, might, however, disagree. And although I
— am in fact unfit and lie routinely, I shan’t resign. I shan’t resign my office, no matter how many Americans may die.”
“It may be as simple as poetry — for us. Arthur’s taught me that. And I’ve bought into it too. Poetry hath music — calming — to us;
to the beasts, within us. There is great power in lyric, poetry. And a virus — maybe — may draw it out, from … within us.”
“Just yesterday I told ye that we were in for a rough, two weeks. Well, we topped 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day,
Wednesday for the first time. Ye can’t say I lied about that. I don’t care what on Earth ye say — or what ye may belie, or naysay.”
“Ye can’t say I lied about that. Or maybe it depends. It depends on what I said and when. We topped 1,000 deaths in a day, Wednesday;
we’re well into the first wave of the contagion. And beware China: For a second wave, ye’d better get ready — even today.”
“China’s not the only country with suspect public reporting. Iran, Russia, Indonesia and especially North Korea on the Chinese border,
with not a single case of the disease, are likely, under-counts. Saudi Arabia and Egypt may be, also, editing, numbers.”
“With the novel coronavirus causing a surge in work-from-home activity Zoom’s become the video meeting app of choice. So — Zoom
it if ye can. Get by with conferencing, by video. Be socially distant. Dispense with meeting with viral … carriers — on Zoom.”
“Be socially distant. Dispense with meeting with carriers of the virus by conferencing on Zoom. Don’t take it home — to your family.
Zoom it, if ye can. Get by, for the time being, with video. And get used to a new normal, for the sake … of your family.”
“For the sake of your family. get used to the new normal. Be, socially, distant. Dispense with meeting with carriers — of the virus.
Don’t, by all means, take it home to your family. Talk to them about the threat to the human family, posed … by this … virus.”
“Death comes in waves; the first wave followed in the fall and winter, by even more waves, posing a threat to us — later — again.
I’ll talk to Jared; to see how he feels about running the country for me if my base abandons me and I think, about resigning.”
“Be not alarmed ye ever-Trumpers; ye who would stand by me even if ye were an eye witness to my infamous, 5th Avenue, murder.
Grooming for the presidency have I been, my Barbie and Ken, daughter and son-in-law. As I tweet to Jared, to confirm, on Twitter.”
“Indeed I am here now, but not for long, it seems. Indeed it seems that no matter what I may say — that was then — and this is now.
Now is when by the Grace of God, I am here. @Marvel at the breakneck speed with which I make things happen, surreally, now.”
“@Marvel at me; President Me, to ye. Marvel at the phenomenon of nature that I am. And marvel at ground swelling, earth shaking, plot
twists. I am here now but not for long. Indeed it seems that no matter what I may or not say, verily … it matters, not.”
“To get ahead of a virus like this one we must use projections of what may happen in the future — to act — in the present. Predictions,
fraught with error, oft because of error in their assumptions. A thankless profession, the epidemiological, profession.”
“To get ahead of a virus like this one we must project what may happen in the future; and make predictions, oft fraught with error
because of errors, in assumptions. And assumptions kept secret, invite doubt and invite embarrassing, speculation, of error.
“Verily imagine that my theory that reality is inversely proportional to surreality is true. Ergo, eureka. The missing link, Holy Grail. Fiction’s
inversely proportional to nonfiction. A unified theory of metaphysics born of my antiheroic infidelities and my affinity, for lying.”
“Witness the world marking a grim milestone Thursday; more than a million corona cases when in reality that mark, was made — when
— God only knows. Clearly, there is a lag time between — reality and surreality — and between fiction … and … nonfiction.”
“Witness too, the UN General Assembly unanimously approving a resolution Thursday, recognizing the unprecedented devastation
wrought by the viral pandemic and the cooperation needed amongst the member nations, to foster … cooperation and discourage … competition.”
“I don’t understand why every state hasn’t issued stay-at-home orders. Why isn’t that happening? But, that it’s not happening,
bodes poorly. It’s hard to see anything positive from this calamity, arising. Implausibly tho — near incredibly — it’s, happening.”
“I’ve got good news for ye. A real surprise for a modern man, reprised. Nothing less than a miracle is the opportunity this virus
— presents. Poetry to heal US and show US how to shift paradigms we need shift to implausibly, near incredibly, transform US.”
“Poetry may well heal US and show US how to shift the paradigm we need to shift to transform US, albeit belatedly, into the men
we were intended to be. Nothing less than a miracle is the opportunity this virus, presents. An opportunity to go, viral. Amen.”
“Art has taught me that, except incidentally, it not about the poetry; nor whether what’s happening on Earth — is fiction
or nonfiction — nor whether it’s real or surreal. It’s about communication. And the opportunity for Kim-Don’s Plan to go viral, Amen.”
“Invading men? No problem. And Mother Nature’s, too slow. But the crisis this novel virus presents, promises to be — a tragically
real, game-changer. Ironically, I loathe, microbes. It’s not about poetry. It’s more about communications, so … newsworthy.”
“The crisis this virus presents promises to be a game-changer. Because, I loathe microbes. Content without cadence makes, poor poetry.
I believe in the importance of communication and the power of persuasion. Got content? Add cadence. As in my … poetry.”
“Got milk? water? Toilet paper? And Lysol? I believe in communication and the understated power of poetry, in the art — of persuasion.
Got content? Add cadence. As in my poetry. Arthur has truly taught me, about the time-honored art, of timely, persuasion.”
“Jared. Again. ‘Squeaky’ Kushner, whom I’ve been top-secretly grooming to be a future president, is at it, again. He’s been making too
many, rookie mistakes. Now he’s gone and done it again. Patience. Unlike me he’s not perfect, and he’s a simpleton, too.”
States and cities are restricting movements in response to a fast-spreading pandemic likely to claim, worldwide, millions of lives, possibly.
But others remain defiant that the devastation unfolding elsewhere, should not curtail life … in their … communities.”
“Call it what ye will. Defiance; stupidity; stubbornness; some like, American, exceptionalism. Whatever ye may deem it,
it seems that I may have, once again, spoken too ignorantly, too soon. I’ve got to stop doing that someday. That’ll be the day, I quit.”
“The day I quit. Call it a day of karmic retribution or American exceptionalism. Call it what ye will. Whatever ye deem it, it seems
I’m leaving sooner rather than later. Beaten by a dirty, viral, microbe. For these deaths I’ll surely be blamed it seems.”
“Coming to a theatre (of war) near ye. Protocols to follow in Spain to decide, absent euthanasia, who lives and who dies.
Euthanasia, sanctioned in some countries, remains illegal, in Spain. We in the United States must also decide who lives and who dies.”
“Who lives and who dies. Coming soon to a theatre (of war) near ye. Protocols about the sanctity of life, aside, a Darwinian businessman
such as I, suggest, on behalf of the living, that letting the dying die, saves resources for living men … and women.”
“Speaking as a Darwinian with vast experience in matters of life and death, verily, I can wisely speak to who lives and who dies.
Do as I order. Be, like me, socially, distant. Stay at home. Protocols about the sanctity of life aside, let the dying, die.”
“I’d be uncomfortable, wearing a mask as I met with presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens. I — don’t know. I
don’t — see it for myself. And that is I’d say, as it should be my fellow Americans. Ye are to do as I say and not as I do, say I.”
“I’m out. I’m gonna leave shortages in supplies to the states. I’m leaving it to them to decide whether to shut down their states. I
don’t want to be the center of attention. I’m a wartime president. Leading the battle against … an invisible enemy … am I.”
More than once, I’ve falsely claimed that the federal stockpile of emergency medicine and supplies I inherited from Obama, was empty.
I’m getting, increasingly, desperate; my lies so transparent, everybody, sees right through them. I have no, credibility.”
“Meanwhile, elsewhere, conflicts, more or less, lessen, with flare-ups and dust-ups, ongoing. Natural disasters sometimes even occasion,
rivals, working together. I’m sorry. I didn’t sign up to fight no stinking, microbe. I am The Don, antihero, American.”
“Natural disasters sometimes even occasion rivals, working together. I’m sorry. I didn’t sign up to fight no stinking, microbial, virus.
Donny, antihero American, am I; the hero in Vietnam, of Bone Spur Ridge. I won’t fight no stinking, invisible, virus.”
“In Ecuador’s Guayaquil, dead bodies are being left in the streets. Hospitals have no beds left to accept sick patients. Morgues,
cemeteries and funeral homes are full. With no place left to put them the dead are left on the street, not taken, to morgues.”
“As the world knows I ignored, downplayed and dismissed the coronaviral outbreak problem ‘til it became one of the worst crises
in our nation’s history. I’m a fish out of water. Unfit to be the president in the best of times; dangerously unfit, in crisis.”
“We are now at the center of the global pandemic. New York, the hardest-hit state, reported its highest daily rise in viral deaths.
My March jobs report points to, a market, collapse. And I shall certainly — unfairly — be blamed … for all these, deaths.”
“The relatively late start of both companies means the bulk of their production will come online in May.
There may still be a peak in May although most health officials expect it in mid-April. Worry not, about that. We shall still have peaks … come May.”
“I wonder whether I’m on the verge of a breakdown. Not one, governmental. A physical, spiritual and emotional, breakdown.
I’m wondering whether I might win from the people a vote of sympathy if — on, live TV — I go, to pieces, and hysterically, breakdown.”
“My failure echoes the period leading up to 9/11: Warnings were sounded, including at the highest levels of government but I was deaf
to them until the enemy had already struck. I keep my own counsel. Everyone knows that to sound advice, I am stone, deaf.”
“Turn to the tools we have. We must make them work for us, better. Like the wonders of video conferences, my Nobel-winning innovation,
Twitter Diplomacy and even, letters. It’s a brave new world. I’m the man; the only one that can, lead US, to innovation.”
Meanwhile in New York City, crematoriums run, 24 hours a day. The city put out a wireless emergency alert Friday, asking
any licensed medical personnel to volunteer to fight the virus. Hell on Earth is New York City. And India. And Syria. And North Korea.”
“It took me but 70 days from my initial notification to treat the virus, not as a distant threat; some exotic flu strain, but as a force
that had outflanked America’s defenses and was poised to kill tens of thousands. I’ll be forced, to use, lethal force.”
“If ye only knew what’s being said —and shouted — in the halls of power. And homes, less, powerful. The virus dominates me, verily,
but I say, only seemingly. Don’t worry. Be happy. Even should millions die, I … shan’t be blamed, for such a catastrophe.”
“Pursuant to my orders, governors around the world further tightened limits on social activity as the death toll zoomed really fast
past, last hour’s numbers. In basketball, be like Mike but in facing pandemics, be like me. I’ll lead. Follow me. To last.”
“Follow me. To last. A purposeful choice of words. Do I mean for my fellow Americans to follow me to persevere or do I mean rather, follow me to last
place. I’ll leave it, my fellow Americans up to ye. Conflicted, I decline to opine one way, or the other.”
“I must admit: The previously estimated national death toll of 100,000 to 240,000 seems, more and more, like a low-ball, guess.
100,000 to 240,000, seems less than what shall be the final death toll. Would, that it were less. I’m so very sorry, I guess.“
“In crises, come moments that cry out for leadership. Heroes and anti-heroes, rise to the call. Might Jared have, a personality?
Thank ye Jared. For being here; for being, ye. A snake — squeaky — of voice. A snake in the grass, sly and cunning, naturally.”
“I warned today that America’s toughest week of the coronavirus crisis is coming up, predicting that there will be death, also. I’m
afraid — I admit — I’m afraid. I’m afraid that as the number of Covid-19 cases, surges — indeed — I’ve run … out of time.”
“@antonioguterres: Eureka! I have found it! It was in plain sight, hidden. But I have found it. And just in time. To change — the paradigms,
change the climate and the reasons for patterns of human migration. And I found it in Twitter’s algorithm, online.”
“I found Antonio, hidden in Twitter’s algorithm, space and time. Space enough for 280 characters. Time enough for rhyme,
which, when serially linked, may deliver a pithy message, or tell a story, sometimes. Engage the poets. Let my people’s poetry, rhyme.”
“Antonio: ‘Tis I, President Me, who tweets ye. I pray ye help me. Help me beat this microbial, invader. My people believe me not, no more. I lie
too much for them. In lieu of Giuliani I offer as proxy, Arthur. He suggests we engage young poets, as allies.”
“Art’s an alien — yeah — that kind. He’s a real live, extraterrestrial, from the future. And what’s more — and this is where his story,
implausible, becomes impossibly, incredible. He says he’s here to kill a virus, save a planet and tweet, a great story.
“That’s not the half of it. Like I said, Art’s story gets weird. He claims that killing the virus and cooling the planet and saving we
who live upon it, won’t earn him the wings he covets. He must replace with poetry, Sudoku too; tweeting, a great, story.”
“Do the math Don. 8,000 of us are dead from this, already. And ye don’t get from 8,000 to 100,000, much less, two million, in a month.
So get real @realDonaldTrump. We ain’t gonna be playing no ball in a month. Heck; ye may not be a candidate, in a month.”
“So get real, @realDonaldTrump. We ain’t gonna be playing no ball in no month. Hell, ye may not even be a real candidate — as well
— for president in a month. Ye forgot, Don, where ye came from. From a single celled beginning, ye may return … to a cell.”
“From single celled beginnings, complex organisms, we become. Social distancing measures, it seems, are important tools.
Foolishly … I shake hands. Foolishly … I won’t wear a mask. And uber-foolishly I boast that I am absolutely … nobody’s … fool.”
“Uber-foolish am I. I defy the virus. I shake hands. I won’t wear, a mask. And I don’t ask mo one I hug, if they have traveled these days
to China. Still, do as I say. With 1,344 new deaths reported Saturday, we had the most fatalities recorded, in a day.”
“Congratulations President. On your take-charge, take-overs of Mike’s news bites. That’s entertainment! But at what cost?
What’s it going to cost
— us — and ye? Shall democracy survive ye? And if indeed democracy should somehow, survive ye, at what cost?”
“Dems: Heed me. Tweet Joe. And task him with tasking Cuomo for VP.
Witness the words of a leader, unlike me:
‘… flex the system so that we take all hospitals, all hospital networks and we work together, as one system, which has never been done, says he.”
“Witness, my fellow Americans he also said, ‘Everyone says this is wartime. It is a war and the virus is the enemy. Help New York today,
and then nationally, we shift the resources to the next place that is most impacted.’ Cuomo said, all that, yesterday.”
“Witness, my fellow Americans that what he said, yesterday, I today, do hereby, order that the governors of every state communicate
— and coordinate — through Mike’s office, Andy’s Surge and Flex Plan. A good plan. And Andy’s, a good man. Heaven can wait.”
“Cuomo’s plan makes me look, ridiculously, bad. Like I’ve no clue about what to do against a threatening, virus. Flex And Surge.
It’s a good plan. And whether Cuomo’s good or not, the GOP may have to compose itself, for November, a … sad funeral, dirge.”
“November still seems a long ways away. Counting April, seven months away, still. Still it’s really never too early to plan strategy. How
might the GOP utilize the virus’ high death count? Maybe, characterizing the death count — as relatively … low … is how.”
“What do I know? I’m not a doctor. But I have, common sense. And I have enough sense to know that, sometimes, ye have got to ask
yourself, what have I got to lose? If I were of Covid-19 dying, what have I got to lose — myself, I might, reasonably … ask.”
“I’m no doctor. But I’ve got, common sense. And I have enough common sense to know that sometimes ye have got to just — ask,
yourself — what have I got to lose? Hope is medicine, powerful. If I were dying … what have I got to lose, I might, myself, ask.”
“And so as I chronicle in MAYDAYS, the hero of Vietnam’s Bone Spur Ridge, an anti-hero in my MAYDAYS adopts a most cynical, strategy.
To play on my ability to inspire the nation — my cult of personality — to keep under 100,000 … the expected fatalities.”
“Info-wars feature the eternal battle of fiction, nonfiction and in the coming election, science fiction. Climate change — is science fiction,
I’ll say. Brace yourself for a 2020 campaign, dominated, and denigrated by — information and … disinformation.”
“It’s one thing to turn the water on full blast which is what Congress did with the $2 trillion stimulus. But that water, through the pipes,
must flow. And the pipes right now are clogged. With workers at home, socially distant … clogged are, the pipes.”
“I relish my reputation as a maverick; as a bull in a china shop, running, rampant. I enjoy the chaos that envelops me — protecting me,
from my, countless — frenemies. Verily, in my second term I shall propose that I be the president, of US, indefinitely.”
“ACADEMY@ARTSANDLETTERS.ORG: MAYDAYS is my magnum opus, great. An algorithm hidden in plain sight, in 280 spaces, in time.
A panacea for Pangaea — in time, Earth, née Urantia. To save the planet and its people — use the enemy to come together … in time.”
“It’s hard. It’s hard to be humble when one’s as great as I am. It’s so hard I don’t bother, trying. I’m betting big on US — on business,
as usual. I’ve found an algorithm in 280 spaces, in time on Twitter, I believe can help us, get back … in business.”
“On the occasion and in commemoration of Passover, Easter and Ramadan I want to extend to all, Spock’s split-fingered gesture
and it’s warm greeting: Live long and prosper. Please; don’t shake my hand. And don’t hug me. Just kindly … return the gesture.”
“Live long and prosper. Just don’t shake my hand. And don’t hug me, either. Just kindly return, the gesture. In the upcoming
commemorations of Passover, Easter and Ramadan I want to extend to all, Spock’s split-fingered gesture and it’s … warm greeting.”
“With testing still lagging and 25 percent of those infected showing no symptoms but still spreading the novel coronavirus, understated,
is the enormity of the crisis. Even the surging death toll fails to capture the scale of our pandemic-infected states.”
“Be safe, my fellow Americans. Wait for a customer to leave ere entering a Walmart store. Walmart — began, recently — limiting
the number of shoppers allowed in stores in a push to promote social distancing. Walmart begins, its access to stores, limiting.”
“Hospitals across the country face dire shortages of vital medical equipment amid the coronaviral pandemic, with testing kits
and thermometers, in short supply. Hospitals can’t ensure the safety, of the health care workers needed, to adequately, treat it.”
“No one can ensure the safety of the workers; not the queen bee with her colony; and not even me with ye. I do my best to
plan and to, prepare. A failure to plan — is a plan — to fail. He Who creates everything, spares, nothing. Plan. And prepare … too.”
“I plan and I prepare. A failure to plan is a plan to fail. No one can ensure the safety of all the workers; no queen bee’s colony; not even me,
with ye. Survival of the fittest ought not be, our purpose nor of any purpose, corollary. Amen. Let … it be.”
“Amen. Let it be. And shout it from the mountaintops. Survival of the fittest ought not be our purpose nor of any purpose, corollary.
It’s no coincidence my plan all along was to not know things and still, save the day. Ye who mourn; cynically, I’m sorry.”
“To ye who mourn, cynically, I say I’m sorry. I’m not really sorry. Protocols call for me to say so. It’s good to have them — when one
just seems — not to know things. But this confluence of people and events, is less, coincidence, than predetermination.”
“Predetermination. In essence, I was meant to be. And ye too. But let’s get back to me. Not only meant to be but chosen to be. A great
white hope, to many. This confluence of people and events is less coincidence than His predeterminations holy and great.”
“Remember how angry I got at Xi last March? What with this virus, making its rounds and him blaming US. All that in the year of the rat,
Chinese, I endured, ere the Ides of March; bad luck this year, through the remainder of 2020. In the year, of the rat.”
“Dozens of grocery workers have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent weeks. A handful have died. And the dead,
once dead, get their obligatory, platitudes. But it’s the critical attitudes of the shoppers, that may help keep the living … undead.”
“My model now predicts that 81,766 people will die of COVID-19 through early August. Note that when I last updated the model it
predicted 11,765 deaths more deaths for a total of 93,531. Game-changing evidence albeit not proof that — I have so got — this!”
“Who can dispute I’ve been chosen And who can dispute my model now predicts as few as 81,766 people will die through early
August. My model suggests, keeping fatalities under 100,000 may be, a winning … electoral strategy. This, I may do … for ye.”
“Keeping fatalities under 100,000. That’ll be the strategy that’ll win, elections. That, I’ll do. Who can dispute I have been chosen? Who
can dispute that my legacy, beyond Jared, and Twitter Diplomacy, may be, revampings of the UN, FBI, CIA and WHO, too.”
“Revamping national and international agencies and institutions. The deep state … never-Trumpers at the — FBI, CIA and the UN
— and WHO, too. But first things first. Keeping deaths, under 100 K. That’ll be the strategy. Then who’ll dispute, I have been chosen?
“Revamping if not eliminating, the agencies and the institutions. And that’s not the half of it. I shall still have to lead US — surreally
— through, destiny.’s clash … of civilizations. But first things first. Deaths, under 100 K. That’s, the strategy.”
“Keeping deaths under 100,000. That’s the strategy going forward. Leaving for later axing agencies, institutions and — destiny’s
clash of civilizations. I shall be our greatest president whose legacy includes, Nobels … like Obama’s … really … surreally.”
“Clashing civilizations unite in a self-destructive orgy of religious fervor and faith. Remember: Be like me. Don’t get close to me.
And do as I say and not as I do. Be socially, distant. And keep deaths under 100,000. Going forward, that’s the strategy.”
“Both Fauci the country’s leading health official and Birx, the White House’ coronaviral invasion response coordinator stated in error,
possibly, that continued mitigation efforts may well lower the death toll from 100,000 to a manageable, number, lesser.”
“Lowering the death toll from 100,000 to a more manageable lesser number. That’s my re-election strategy in a nutshell. My electoral
College advantage gives me a leg up on the bad guys. Whether I’ll win is debatable. But as ye know, anything, is possible.”
“As ye know, anything’s possible. Lowering the death toll from 100,000 to more manageable, lesser numbers; it’s my primary
strategy for re-election. I’ve got an Electoral College advantage. But I’ve got an even bigger advantage in my cult of personality.”
“Shunning and shaming; I’m great at that. Those who shun and shame, in my name, especially, ought be considered — patriots.
Patriots —those, shunning and shaming foreigners, in my name. Blessed, are they. And martyrs, if … ashamed, one kills, a patriot.”
“I am indeed good, at shunning and shaming; I’m good at that. Those who shun and shame in my name, ought be considered — patriots.
Patriots are those who shun and shame foreigners, in my name. Blessed, are they. And martyrs if ashamed one kills a patriot.”
“Teaching: It’s hard for me. It’s harder to teach an entire community than it is to teach the only two I envisage duly taking the reins
of the country from me. In four years or so one of them takes the reins from me and begins their derivative, own reign.”
“I implied the inspector general was politically motivated. Why hadn’t she spoken to others in charge, ere penning, her error
— her — error-filled, libelous, report? Just another, fake dossier. Another lie and an assassination, of my … humble … character.”
“Art’s in isolation from a virus. Worse, he’s hiding out from agent assassins out to get him. Worse yet, he can’t just, do his duty.
His duty, to not worry and be happy; but his duty to say whatever’s not OK today will be OK tomorrow sounds, a lie, to me.”
“Everything sounds like a lie to me. Why would they sound, otherwise? As ye know I’ve told a lie or two in my time. Or, perhaps, times
a-many it’s hard to remember. It’s hard to remember — all the times — I’ve lied. I can’t remember … so many … times.”
“I’ve lied so many times it’s hard to remember all the times. It’s so much easier to say I can’t remember. So I oft say I just can’t remember.
It’s so much easier that way. And so ye’ll oft hear me say, so sorry but it’s surreally hard for me to remember.”
“I wasn’t exactly a ‘hands on’ leader with respect to social distancing. So it’s not clear that the country would respond if I begin
urging Americans to return to work and re-open their businesses while the virus is still, skulking … still, circulating.”
“Not having a plan for the rising uninsured yet seems to be a lingering blind spot for GOP strategists. They took the House in midterms
by having better answers on health care. Remember Darwin and the fittest. Against insuring — the uninsured — hold firm.”
“Instead of about 94,000 deaths as estimated just a week ago, my model now predicts about 82,000 by late — this summer. A hero
— I’ll be; an anti-hero, really, given, my defects, in character. I’ll save America First! Then Urantia (Earth). I’ll be … a hero.”
“I’m so vain I think this poem I’m writing’s about me. Don’t I? Don’t I? Yes, I do. I’m destined to never learn that it’s not about me
not about ye. It’s about us. I have been a fool. Everything’s about Him and our larger … interdependent … community.”
“Arthur’s lying low in New Jersey a state of 9 million residents and a federally recognized, coronaviral, “hotspot”. It’s suffered tragically,
44,416 cases and at least 1,232 deaths, more than any state but New York and more than all but, eight countries.”
“The whole world is in a bad state. As far as the future goes, nobody has much confidence. Nobody but me — I am confident.
l’m the cheerleader-in-chief for my country. So don’t expect the truth from me. I’ll protect ye from the truth. I am, the president.”
“Change. It seems constant. There may be stillness somewhere. Motionlessness. I don’t know. That’s beyond my pay-grade. But change
in the human experience is constant. In the future, if we don’t shake hands that’ll be a relatively, insignificant, change.”
“Giving up on shaking hands in greeting, pales, next to other changes, awaiting us, far more, significant. Like — climate change.
There may be changelessness somewhere. I don’t know. Spock’s gesture tho, makes shaking hands, but microbial carrier, change.”
“Giving up on shaking hands in greeting pales next to other changes awaiting us, far more, significant. Changes like — climate change.
Changelessness — nonsense. Spock’s gesture tho, makes sense. Shaking hands: A microbe’s way, to it’s carrier … change.”
“It’s a small world down there in the microbial world of my hands. And so when one microbe meets another down there they
often greet one another with a hearty, ‘live long and prosper!’ The Vulcan greeting would suit man well, perhaps, maybe, one fine day.”
“The Vulcan greeting would suit man well even as soon as today. It’s a tiny world down there in the microbial world, of my hands.
And so when one microbe meets another there they often greet one another with … ‘live long and prosper, shaking not, hands.”
“How did the tiger contract the disease that has infected around 1.4 million humans? It’s too — weird-science-like — science fiction
like weird to me. That the virus spilled from an animal to a human and back somehow to an animal. That’s, science fiction.”
“It’s too weird. Weird science like, science fiction, to me. That the virus spilled from an animal to a human and back somehow to an
animal. That, my fellow Americans, only seemingly seems, like science fiction. I am afraid, however, it is … nonfiction.”
“The coronavirus pandemic has crystallized several long-standing undercurrents of the president’s governing — ethos: His refusal
— to accept criticism, a seemingly insatiable need for praise and an abiding mistrust of independent entities and individuals.”
“I want to impose my version of events and discredit and disable any arbiters of fact who may disrupt a self-aggrandizing, story
line. That has been my instinct in business and in politics and ye can see it on full display, in this … coronaviral … story.”
“My instinct in business and in politics is to keep my intentions close to the vest; stick to my version of events — and questions parry
— regarding my plans and proposals if my plans and proposals I regard top-secretly as controversial, constitutionally.”
“It’s my way or the highway. I’m a dictator, see? Leaders like me see any questioning as a challenge; as a real threat to … my power.
It’s a crude mentality; either ye are with me or ye are against me. My advice: Don’t tread on me. Cede to me all power.”
“There are rumors of discontent in the GOP; it’s not discontent with me. It’s discontent with what some say is a hidden agenda,
friendly to foreigners. Too, egalitarian. Think, man! We’re all foreigners to most! Call on my cult of personality, on Urantia.”
“It’s my fault. Not the virus; the unpreparedness. In a plot twist for the ages, I’ll make it up to ye. For I am an egalitarian,
self-closeted. Now, hear this! I’m, coming out. To be, to everybody, fair. For I am a Urantian … self-closeted, egalitarian.”
“Indeed I am Urantian. And a proud American. And in a plot twist for the ages, the president of America. And I’m
proclaiming: Now, hear this! I’m, coming out! To rule by a Golden Rule, to run the planet. To be to all renters fair, on this planet, of mine.”
“Imagine a Golden-ruled planet. A planet where programs of artificial intelligence administer the planet. Leaving to its citizens
pursuits, spiritual and recreational. Sudoku-like pursuits, like epigramming. Epigramming; all the rage, for future citizens.”
“The howling; a primal affirmation, nightly: a momentary reprieve, each evening; a collective declaration that indeed, we
— shall prevail. A way to take back some of the control that a pandemic-forced social isolation has forced all to give up … wanly.”
“Not that we ever had any control anyway, in a world where all’s already, predetermined. If ye didn’t know ye had no control,
control ye’d swear, ye had. And even if like me, ye know it, still, it seems that making decisions shows, that one is in control.”
“It’s in the judiciousness of one’s decisions wherein one may evidence whether one’s decisions were, in retrospect — judicious.
Not that we were ever in control enough to be judicious, in a world where everything’s already predetermined, to be, judicious.”
“Expect alarming numbers of coronavirus deaths this week. Expect them, even as the number of new infections is flattening, in
New York state, epicenter, of our American outbreak. If we keep our deaths to less than 60,000, we‘l’ll have, this virus, beaten.”
“My first lady urges us to protect ourselves from the virus by wearing face coverings in public, a striking image, all the more striking,
because it contrasts with my messaging, tepid. But … my vanity gland, makes, wearing a mask, for me — embarrassing.”
“My fellow Americans: We shall not gather as usual to celebrate the holiday amid this local, and only temporarily — threatening,
outbreak. An outbreak that may indeed spike again if we too soon stop — being socially, distant. A good time, for epigramming.”
“We’re near a peak thanks to the social distancing star of my virus, response. My haphazard strategy, is working But dying’s
gonna spike again if we too soon stop, being socially distant and leaving, our homes. All in all … a good time, for epigramming.”
“It’s been heartwarming, Art says, to hear Barack opining on something — anything — at last. He’s been biting at the bit, ye know
To speak to us about empathy as the part of my governmental response that’s been, missing in action, in wartime … ye know.”
“It’s been heartwarming, Art says, to hear Barack opining on something, anything, at last. And if he speaks about my empathy
as a part of my governmental response that’s been missing in action I shall have to, most disagreeably, disrespectfully, disagree.”
“I’ve got problems with Obama. A ton of them, It’s not just his youth or the airs he puts on; the prize he won his first term really
sticks me in my craw. So if he speaks of a lack of empathy in my coronaviral response, a virtual, nobody, shall Barack be.”
“Usurping the plan of governors, former government officials, disease specialists and nonprofits pursuing a strategy that relies on
the three pillars of disease control; that’s my plan today. But by tomorrow I may unwisely supersede, that plan, of action.”
“I’m no prophet. I’m an astute businessman; a betting man. I’m nobody’s fool, no way. But Art Everman’s epigramming has me
convinced that his is an ideal way to build rapport and solidarity between parts of — or all of — the community. Networking, poetry.
“Indeed, I’m no prophet. But Art’s epigramming has convinced me that his is an ideal way to build up solidarity within our communities.
To change the paradigm, poetry. Wisdom, in verse. To return to Earth, peace and prosperity. And to reprise, our poetry.”