Editor’s Note: This was written on the third year anniversary of two weeks to flatten the curve (March 2023) but somehow I missed the submission. Sorry, Chief.
Oops, I just said it. Hate me? I want you to get mad at me! Get mad! But you cannot. You were scared, frightened. Everyone was going to die. We all needed to lock ourselves in our homes and smear Chick-fil-A sauce over the doorway. El Oh El!
Oh, trust me there are/were plenty of Republicans who needed to change their undies too. They finally showed their true colors to me. Hence, I left the Party.
You picked winners and losers, both in business and people. The liquor store and weed dispensary? They needed to stay open. “Essential” were they. Yeah, those are the most unessential businesses going… but hey I gotta buy my booze and weed!
Food places? Close them to dine in! But by golly shucks, let the people gather in the vestibule area to wait for their takeout order! El Oh El!
All the dental offices in my building were closed down…. imagine that every time I used to go to the dentist, the personnel minus the front counter folks were masked up…. Oh, this was long before Covid took place. I guess you could say they masked up before it was cool? El Oh El! Now no one is going to the dentist, in my building they are struggling to hire hygienists and RDA’s.
The local park had the basketball hoop removed….and playground roped off. Thank god… I heard the covid monster was known to frequent that basketball court. No word on the “lawsuit” likely filed by the child molester types, I heard they demanded the playgrounds for children be deemed essential!
The Indian casinos/cardrooms were allowed to be open…. thank god, see weed and liquor stores. As a nation we have our priorities just in line, don’t we?
Workers who wanted to work; i.e.. Waiters/service folks were told stay home and given extra benefits to do so. Yet some of the most vulnerable, including a good friend of mine who works at a grocer were told show up/no time off or consequences would be severe. He works as a senior cashier, while the Subway Sandwich artist lays on the couch at home eating Bon-Bons making more money than my friend. Good luck getting those folks to return to the workforce in any meaningful capacity.
Crime: Boy howdy! Was this ever a thing to watch. You were more than welcome to protest if you’re a BLM sympathizer, it was actually encouraged. So much so that you were in essence given immunity from prosecution. The jails were subsequently emptied of all “non-violent” criminals. Yup, who would have thunk crime would be as bad as it is now? The courts were shut down, and sweet deal plea bargains were handed out like candy on Halloween. I know of 2 people who caused DUI car wrecks which killed people, their sentences? Neither included any jail time.
We pause this blog to allow the Democrats and GOP reading this blog to change your undies.
While person to person contact was discouraged, using a hook up app like Tindr was fine. But of course, going to a strip club was not. Artificial stimulation (weed and booze) was ok, but human touch was frowned upon? Except in the comfort of your own bedroom? El Oh El. I guess I’ve been having sex wrong all these years? Me and my girlfriend of choice were always breathing heavily, heart racing within inches of each other. But I guess your experience may vary? LOL
You allowed folks to not pay rent or their mortgage with no fear of eviction/foreclosure. Smart, you just told a generation, or 2 that personal responsibilities doesn’t matter. To date I do not think the eviction process has completely re-started yet. The foreclosure process? Who cares?
Ditto for telling folks they didn’t have to pay their utility bills. I know of quite a few folks who fit this category. Again, teaching folks they can use a service and not pay…. and thinking this is somehow ok?
But keep telling yourself you believe in limited government, the free market, and small business. The government shut you down, if you even work. Told you where you could and could not gather, and you listened. No spine at all. Churches closed, but hey that’s ok, I’ll just fire up the ole television and watch it. They shut the schools down, and you followed. They weaponized the police to track down folks who disobeyed their order. This went on for years. You obeyed…good for you.
You got multiple shots; what you actually had put into your body you will never really know. But its ok, the President and Governor got the shot on live TV. You are not a conservative, you are a follower, scared of your own shadow. You were finally confronted, and you showed your true colors for all of us to see. Congrats on your Covid card! I am sure you are also the one complaining about how the restaurant is understaffed and out of ingredients!
Congrats! You all did this. Good luck making things right again in the world. But hey you didn’t get Covid. Hope you don’t suffer from the side effects of the shots you got. And if you do? Sorry the drug companies have full immunity. El Oh El. The Joke is on you.