Erica Scott: Life, Love and Spanking

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Insanity

I wanted to post something fun and playful and very much on topic this week. I had it all planned out. But after yesterday’s insanity, it seems frivolous to even think about posting it. So I will put it on hold.

I am sick down to my soul. Disgusted. Angry. Scared out of my freaking mind about the next two weeks. Shell-shocked and exhausted.

One thing I am not?

Surprised.

On that awful night in November 2016, when I wept all night in fear and dread, I had no clear idea of what would happen. But I knew something awful was coming.

I’d say God help us all, but you know, atheist.

Oh, BTW, the pandemic is still raging and the hospitals in L.A. are maxed out. The blame for that is on you-know-who as well. This could have been avoided.

Please, friends, be safe. Take good care. ♥

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16 thoughts on “Insanity

  1. Roxanne R Reynolds on said:

    Let me play devil’s advocate on just one thing. A lot of the fault for maxed out hospitals has to fall on the folks who wouldn’t wear masks, wouldn’t social distance, wouldn’t get tested, wouldn’t stay out of crowds, etc. It’s not just California. I live in South Carolina and a lot of our hospitals (and we have far fewer than California) are maxed out and for the same reasons. IMO

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    • Roxanne — Hi. I think this is your first comment here? Welcome.
      You’re right. The anti-maskers and spreaders bear a great deal of responsibility. But riddle me this: Who encouraged them? Who lied for months, saying that the virus was no big deal, that it would just disappear? Who refused to serve as an example for the nation by wearing a mask himself?
      If their Fuhrer had said wear a mask and socially isolate, I would bet good money that a lot of these rebels would have followed his lead.

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      • Roxanne on said:

        Thank you for the welcome.

        I’m not denying DJT’s actions put a lot of his followers, and their families and friends, in danger but, living where I do, I know many ardent anti-Trumpers who didn’t wear masks, etc.

        I would let no man (or woman) dictate whether or not I should wear a mask. If a store or city requires masks, I would simply go some place else or, as I am prone to do, I would stay home.

        After much research, I made the decision on my own to wear one when I go out. I care for my elderly father and would have worn one anyway to keep him safe.

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  2. Pat Willmott on said:

    if you got your hands on some of those rioters Erica, i think you could be persuaded to change your normal preferences and become a dominatrix for the day and show no mercy !!

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  3. I’m a grown-ass man who was a kid in the 60’s. Saw the riots, the protests. Remember Kent State. Watergate, so much…..and yet the other day? I cried.

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  4. Anonymous on said:

    I completely agree with you!
    I hope the 25th amendment is invoked to get rid of Trump. I knew when he was elected president it would be bad, but I never dreamed it would be at this level. I can’t believe so many people still support him.
    You stay safe too, Erika.

    All My Best,
    Liza

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  5. Bob Stanton on said:

    Well we are almost done with Corporal Bone Spurs. The nation has survived. Wednesday was troubling but not really scary. I was in Chicago for the 1968 Democratic National Convention and th3 1970 Days of Rage, Those people were scary. The people on Wednesday were a bunch of clowns like the guy with the horns on his head and the one sitting at Pelosi’s desk. I am not sure what they or Tяump thought they would accomplish but I never feared this group would accomplish anything. Now Tяump seems to have conceded that he lost so I am a lot less worried about an attempt to call out the Army. We have to pit our trust in General Miley’s word that the military will not get involved in the election. I do feel sorry for the five people who died.

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  6. Liza — it won’t be, sadly, because Mike Pence is a spineless you-know-what. But hopefully something will be done.
    Breaking news: Trump was just permanently banned from Twitter. Good riddance.

    Bob — I feel sorry for any innocent people who died. The people who participated? Nope. Not one damn bit. Especially not for that one idiot who tased himself in the nads.

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    • Anonymous on said:

      Thank goodness! I hadn’t heard. Too bad he can’t be banned from earth. I want to apologize for misspelling your name. My mind has been so fuzzy for the last couple of weeks. I do know it’s spelled with a c.

      Liza

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    • Bob Stanton on said:

      I feel sorry for those who were killed. They each left behind families who are grieving. The one lady appears to have been turning her life around when she got caught up in the Qanon and other Tяump lies. Officer Skipneck just went to work to do his job. Where I feel no sympathy is for Tяump who knew full well what was likely to happen and then egged it on. What I find depressing is the number of people who drink the Tяump Kool Aide and believe the vile nonsense that spews forth from him. When you think about it would be funny except for the seriousness of the threat to our democracy. One guy tases himself in a shall we saw delicate spot. Another is trampled carrying a “Don’t tread on Me” flag. You got the one guy taking selfies at Pelosi’s desk while another is dressed in face paint, plastic horns and fur shorts.

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  7. The sanest response I’ve read came from former President Obama, a man whose good sense, compassion, humor and everything else I’ve always admired so much. If you don’t mind the copy and paste from his FaceBook page:

    “History will rightly remember today’s violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation. But we’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.

    For two months now, a political party and its accompanying media ecosystem has too often been unwilling to tell their followers the truth — that this was not a particularly close election and that President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Their fantasy narrative has spiraled further and further from reality, and it builds upon years of sown resentments. Now we’re seeing the consequences, whipped up into a violent crescendo.

    Right now, Republican leaders have a choice made clear in the desecrated chambers of democracy. They can continue down this road and keep stoking the raging fires. Or they can choose reality and take the first steps toward extinguishing the flames. They can choose America.

    I’ve been heartened to see many members of the President’s party speak up forcefully today. Their voices add to the examples of Republican state and local election officials in states like Georgia who’ve refused to be intimidated and have discharged their duties honorably. We need more leaders like these — right now and in the days, weeks, and months ahead as President-Elect Biden works to restore a common purpose to our politics. It’s up to all of us as Americans, regardless of party, to support him in that goal.”

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  8. Impeachment is the best we can hope for, as the 25th seems to be out of the question. The Senate won’t do anything but at least the House will act.

    What I fear most is what happens in the next 12 days. More violence is in the works. Will the police turn a blind eye again? I hate to think that.

    As for the pandemic, I pray for you all. Yes, it’s getting worse here too, but nowhere near as bad as L.A.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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  9. Midwest Reader on said:

    Agreed. And you stay safe too Erica.

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  10. Dave — of course I don’t mind. President Obama’s words are welcome anywhere. ♥

    Hermione — yup. Scary. Trump might be going away eventually, but his rabid base isn’t. There’s already talk of another insurrection on the 19th or 20th to protest Biden’s inauguration. It’s sickening.

    MR — thank you!

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