My Daddy's Common Sense

Is common sense no more?

Archive for the month “March, 2020”


Well folks, here I sit and ponder that question in the title! I feel that certain groups of people just do not have the gene or at best only have a smell of and not a full taste of “COMMON SENSE”. Bet if you have been reading my blog for any length of time you might have a clue as to the group to which I am referring! If you have been reading and you can’t figure it out, then you are part of that group. It’s OK! If you continue to read my blog, even if your are of that group, maybe some of this thing we call “COMMON SENSE” will rub off and you will be better off for it.

I bring this up because last night on Fox, Shannon Bream and her guest, were trying to figure out why northern Italy has been hit so hard by the “CHINK FLU”. They pointed out that the “Made In Italy” brand was really important in the fashion world of today and that most of the factories producing fashion items in the plants of northern Italy were owned and operated by Chinese businessmen and that there were thousands traveling back and forth all the time. You don’t say! It flew right over their heads that maybe, just maybe, all the travel between the two regions might have something to due with the spread of the virus. Common sense, just maybe? Now, do not take this as criticism of Shannon Bream because I think she is very smart and she is a “pretty good looking old hide” to boot. It just goes back to what I have always said, “you can be book smart and still be dumber than a rock”. Shannon is not one of those; but, she missed it on this one. She needs to spend some time on the ranch with Mom and I and she will get a better grasp on this “COMMON SENSE” thing. That might not be a good thing in that she might witness some of the dumb things I do and say and she would tell the world.

You have the Italy thing and then there is the New York, LA, San Fran, Washington State and to some extent the Houston thing. Bet you can’t guess or have a clue as to what they all have in common. TRAVEL, TRAVEL and more TRAVEL from where? China that’s where. Before President Trump put the ban in place, these were areas or “hot spots”, if you will, for people from China to fly into. Now, before all you people scream that I’m a racist, let me inform you that I’m not a racist. Not even close! I’m a full blown “bigot” so drop all this racist crap and give me the credit I’m do. Hope you all know I’m kidding; but, you “LIBERAL BASTAGES” can have a field day with that one.

The point here is that the travel is causing the problem and if it were a virus from, say, Poland the results would be the same if all these places had travel from there. I’m glad it wasn’t Poland because it might have had an effect on all the Polish jokes. BTW, did you hear the one about the 2 polish guys and the polish barmaid—Oh well, maybe we should stop here. You can go ask your Polish friend about that one. If I were to tell that one, the “LIBERAL BASTAGES” head’s would explode.

All we are trying to point out is that this is all about words and it doesn’t matter. The term of “You dumb SOB” can be a term of endearment or it can be “fighting words”. Same words but different meaning. It is all about how it is used. It only makes “COMMON SENSE” to limit travel from “hot spots” and to always use the terms such as “dumb ass and dumb SOB in a loving way or tone. Now all you “dumb ass liberal bastages” have a great day as this “old SOB” is gone…gone fishing that is!  BYE, BYE!

BTW—I am practicing social distancing. The grandkids and I have given up two-shooters! For you who don’t know what that is, it is when the grandkids greet me with both hands doing the make-believe-gun thing and say shoot-shoot followed by a kiss on each cheek.  I guess we can still shoot-shoot!



I have heard from both sides of this issue and have yet had anyone convince me one way or the other. The Chinese Flu started in Wuhan, China and was called the Wuhan Flu by almost everyone at first. Then, someone hollered racist; so now, it is the Chinese Flu, I guess. But, the liberal bastages don’t like that name either. It also is racist. It is where it originated and that is how most if not all flu’s are named.  Is it as bad as some claim, “who the hell knows”? There is not even an accurate test for it yet. I just heard one of the experts explain about the WHO test that has not been approved for use here, because it may produce 50/60% false positive readings. Think about that for a moment, folks. If that is true, then that is why America did not purchase the test from the WHO. Also, if true, then the numbers we are looking at in these other countries could be “half-ass” numbers.

Think about how many people died back in ’09 of the (H1N1) Swine flu. If my numbers are right, it was about 17K people who died but none of the panic we see now. Each year somewhere from 30/40K people die from the regular flu and yet no panic. You could, back then, even at the peak of the outbreak, get all the toilet paper you needed. I will admit that I also prepared and I am hiding on the ranch. I prepared by making sure I had plenty of “Hersey’s Chocolate Nuggets”, “Famous Amos cookies” and lots of “Pringles” to make it thru the hard times. I never once gave a thought to “TP”. I guess this “old redneck” just has lots of ways and things to cover that chore.

As mentioned above, 17K people died in 2009 of the swine flu; so if you divide that by 12 (for you liberals—12 months in a year), that is just over 1400 deaths a month. So far in about 2 months, we have about 80 deaths with this “Chink Flu” (guess that name would be offensive, too). So, if you multiply that out, it comes to 960 deaths in a year. Please feel free to check my math because the only math I was ever good at is how much someone owed me in dollars. And I was always really, really good on the collection side. I’m not claiming that this will come out this way; but, what I am trying to convey is that we might, just might, be letting the “liberal bastages” and the media hype this out of proportion. (Sorry for the redundancy in the statement of liberals/media).

Please, take all precautions to keep you and your families safe; but, please use “COMMON SENSE” in the decision as you go forward. Wash you hands, use disinfectant wipes and use social distancing if you please and try to avoid people who look like they may be carriers. HAHA!!! And one last tip for you! You can not catch the “Chink Flu” from eating Chinese food; so, support your local Chinese restaurant by visiting or at least ordering “Chinese Take Out”. Tip—be sure to eat the fortune cookie as it will “kill the virus”. HAHA.

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