I am trying to still believe that most people in the United States are sane, that they are reasonably intelligent, and that it is only the minority that are swathed in ignorance. These days, it’s hard to maintain that belief.
This woman needs to be put away somewhere!
Remember yesterday … or was it the day before? … when I wrote about Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp who wants the tattoo parlours, hair & nail salons, bowling alleys and gyms to open by the end of this week, with movie theaters to follow next week? Well, out in Nevada, the mayor of Las Vegas Carolyn Goodman has trumped even Kemp’s stupidity.
Mayor Goodman called for restaurants, hotels and casinos in Las Vegas to reopen. Well, first of all that in and of itself just about qualifies her for Filosofa’s Idiot of the Week Award (I swear I’m going to have to reprise that feature!) but wait ‘til you hear her reasoning!
Goodman was interviewed on CNN by Anderson Cooper last night, where she put forth her theory that … all the restaurants, casinos and bars should open, and then they can determine which ones spawn the most number of coronavirus infections, and close those down again, leaving the ones deemed ‘safer’ to remain open. Has your jaw hit the floor yet? I think Anderson’s expression says it all.
“I am not a private owner. That’s the competition in this country. The free enterprise and to be able to make sure that what you offer the public meets the needs of the public. Right now we’re in a crisis health-wise, and so for a restaurant to be open or a small boutique to be open, they better figure it out. That’s their job. That’s not the mayor’s job.
I want everything back. We never closed down the United States. We’ve never closed down Nevada. We’ve never closed down Las Vegas because that’s our job. Entertainment capital of the world where everything is clean. We would never have gotten to the point we are now as the center for entertainment, conventions and sports and everything else so positive without being clean.”
When Anderson Cooper pressed her about the dangers of such a move, Goodman said “it sounds like you’re being an alarmist,” and cited her “long life” as the credentials for her thought process. Ohhhh the utter ignorance! How in the Sam Hell did this woman ever get elected mayor???
A spot of humour amidst the dark detritus
I had to chuckle at something I read last evening. In Hawaii, on the Island of Oahu, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has ordered the mandatory wearing of facemasks for everyone when outside of their own homes. These rulings concern me, for I and many others who suffer chronic breathing illnesses cannot wear a face mask … it would risk our life more certainly than exposure to the coronavirus. So, I took a moment to read the article and … well, read the mayor’s words for yourself …
“There are exceptions to the new mandate, such as conducting business in a bank. Usually people who are wearing masks, going into a bank, it’s not a good outcome.”
It was the best chuckle I had all evening! And yes, there are exceptions for asthmatics and people with heart conditions, but you might get fined anyway.
Guess who’s home tonight?
Funny, isn’t it, that the majority of inmates in prisons around the nation remain … in prison. I don’t argue that point, for they were put there for a reason. We cannot simply let murderers, robbers, etc. out because the virus might somehow be brought into the prison … we’d have millions of criminals walking amongst us … it would be almost as bad as being in the White House!
And speaking of the White House … a few of Trump’s former cronies who were in prison … got out. Take, Michael Cohen, for example. He has been cleared for release and is now undergoing a 14-day quarantine before he will be confined to his home for the duration of his sentence. This is his home …He has served about 11 months of his 3-year sentence.
Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates is asking to serve the remainder of his 45-day jail sentence at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a court filing. He, too, will serve the remainder of his sentence in his home …
No doubt there are others, will be others of Trump’s gang of thugs who will be released to serve the rest of their time in their luxury multi-million dollar homes with all the amenities. Meanwhile, José who was caught with an ounce of weed, will continue to serve his 5-year sentence behind bars.
Okay, I’m done blowing off steam tonight, but stay tuned …