Quarantine UkeOke #23 – Stand By Me

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Song:  Stand by Me

By:  B.B. King

 

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2020-04-05 Quarantine UkeOke #23 – Stand by Me [2:26]:

 


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Quarantine UkeOke #22 – Born at the Right Time

Saturday, April 4th 2020

 

Song:  Born at the Right Time

By:  Paul Simon

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2020-04-04 Quarantine UkeOke #22 – Born at the Right Time [5:22]:

 


 

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Arts and Crafts with the Surgeon General

Saturday, April 4th 2020

 

Another day in this Bizarro Alternative Universe World.  Yesterday the U.S. Government changed their website to accommodate the First Son-in-Law’s claim that the federal stockpile of protective gear “Isn’t MEANT” for the PEOPLE, and today we have our actual SURGEON GENERAL (where has he been this whole pandemic anyway?) demonstrating ARTS N’ CRAFTS that might kind of maybe help save our lives a little:

Surgeon General Shows How to Make Your Own Face Covering [0:46]:

 

Though I *am* in the process of learning to sew reusable cloth masks, ClaraJane and I tried our hand at Arts and Crafts for the global pandemic.

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It has (has it?)… actually come to THIS.

 

Meanwhile here is the F#cktard-in-Chief doing an inspirational job of (not in any way) leading by example:

CDC Urges Americans Wear Nonmedical Cloth Masks But Trump Says He Won’t Wear One [1:54]: 

 

And yes we still have Red Hats who STILL agree with The Orange Ass when he brags about doing such an outstanding job.

#ForShame


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Quarantine UkeOke #21 – The Sailor’s Prayer

Friday, April 3rd 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song:  The Sailor’s Prayer

By:  Rod MacDonald

 

 

2020-04-03 Quarantine UkeOke #21 – Sailor’s Prayer [3:55]:

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Lyrics: 

The Sailor’s Prayer
(Rod MacDonald)

Though my sails be torn and ragged and my mast be turned about
Though the night wind chill me to my very soul
Though the salt spray sting my eye and the stars no sight provide
Give me just enough morning light to hold

(Chorus)
I will not lie me down, this rain a-raging
I will not lie me down in such a storm
And if this night be unblessed, I shall not take my rest
Until we reach another shore

If the only water left is just salt to quench my thirst
I will drink the rain that falls so steady down
If night’s blindness be my gift, if there be thieves upon my drift
I will praise the dark that shelters me from them

If my friends be drained and weary and it seems their hopes are lost
There’s no need for their bones on this blackened bottom
And if death wait just off the bow, we need not answer to him now
We’ll stand on and face the morning light without him

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Quarantine UkeOke #20 – The Armadillo Song

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020-04-02 Quarantine UkeOke #20 – The Armadillo Song (I/II) [6:10]:

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Sorry Kids, Allowance is Suspended

Thursday, April 2nd 2020

This is the last allowance the kids are getting in the foreseeable future.  I had to tell them that because I have no income I cannot keep paying them.  They don’t seem to mind nearly as much as I do.

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The kids invoice me for allowance plus any “Parent Points” they choose to redeem.  Their rate is $1/year of life each week (eg; $8/week for CJ, $11/week for Gavin) plus other earning opportunities.  They put 90% of allowance in savings,  50% of independent earnings in savings, and they can blow the rest on whatever they want.

 

I normally save ALL the $5 and $10 bills in cash to contribute to Paul’s & my retirement*, but I no longer have enough $1’s or $20’s to pay them this time so I used all the rest of the $5’s and $10’s in the house.

* (About $16,000 worth in 8 years so far, about $40+/week)

Saving lives is more important than money, but I am sad to have lost my income and most of my career.  And even sadder there are still Red Hat Nazi’s in the family and the world supporting this Orange Turd-in-Chief who denied this pandemic as long as possible, holds life saving equipment hostage to his ego, and even to-DAY is more concerned with the stock market than with human lives:

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Yes, let’s INCREASE the price of gas while working people cannot work  because “oil & gas industry!”

#Priorities

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Goddammit.


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Quarantine UkeOke #19 – Cold Cold Heart

img_9988Wednesday, April 1st 2020

 

 

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Song:  Cold Cold Heart

By:  Hank Williams

 

2020-04-01 Quarantine UkeOke #19 – Cold Cold Heart [2:58]:

 


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