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Make Up Your Daggone Mind!

Remember way back when (like a few weeks ago) where people were told to wear masks in public in order to stop the spread of COVID-19?

We have no idea what to make of this;

The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone wear a mask in public.

“If you do not have any [respiratory] symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” Dr. April Baller, a public health specialist for the WHO, says in a video on the world health body’s website. “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”

Okay.

Got it.

No masks unless you are in the health care industry or taking care of a person who has COVID-19 you shouldn’t wear a mask.

But wait!
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Celebrating Beating The ‘Rona In Style.

Jenny Stejna successfully beat the coronavirus and celebrated in style by popping a Bud Light beer – her favorite.

Oh. Did we mention she is 103 years old?

A great-great grandmother aged 103 cracked open an ice-cold beer in her bed to celebrate recovering from coronavirus. Jenny Stejna supped on her favorite Bud Light after overcoming Covid-19 at her nursing home in Easton, Massachusetts, earlier this month.

Jenny’s granddaughter Shelley Gunn is thrilled by her recovery, having said what she feared was her final goodbye to the elderly woman after she was diagnosed with Covid-19.

The senior, who has two children, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, fell ill with a low-grade fever at the start of May.

Jenny’s condition soon worsened, to the point where the elderly woman did not realize what was happening to her, with her stricken family told to say their goodbyes while she was still lucid.

Stejna was the first to test positive for coronavirus in her nursing home, Gunn said. She had a low grade fever and was moved to a separate ward.
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Instead Of Just One Person Being Wrong, There Are Two.

This is a somewhat bizarre story where no one except the dog is totally right.

Amy Cooper was walking a rescue dog named “Henry” in the Bramble section of New York’s Central Park.

Christian Cooper, (no relation) a black male, asked the woman to put Henry on a leash as per the law. She refused.

Cooper then started to film the confrontation and it is not pretty:
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Sadly, The COVID-19 Lockdown Affects Us All.




Not A Repeat: Rules Are For Little People.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan and its Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been in the news lately after people refused to bow down and acquiesce to Whitmer’s overly broad and ridiculous lockdown rules.

The idiocy of the rules and Whitmer’s attitude of “you all must obey!” has been encapsulated by a fight over 77 year old barber Karl Manke. Unable to pay his bills, Manke reopened his shop gaining the support of many people in the area. After a request by Michigan to obtain a cease and desist order against Manke was not granted, without any sort of due process, the Michigan government suspended Manke’s professional license. Manke responded with action basically saying, “I don’t need no stinkin’ license” and continued cutting hair. Then, the Michigan Executive branch created new rules and laws because the people were no longer listening to Whitmer. Finally, last week, a Michigan Court ruled against Whitmer and her people in the Manke case, and said after reviewing the evidence and the positions of the parties, the court would not issue a cease and desist order against Manke.

We wondered from afar how much all this legal and law enforcement against a barber was costing the State of Michigan at a time when tax revenues are way down. It is hard for us to accept the idea that lawyers going after barber is any sort of “essential activity” which makes the lawyers and staff “non essential.”

Unlike people who aren’t in the government, those people retained their jobs and received a paycheck.

Now a new crisis and example of Whitmer’s “let them eat cake” attitude toward the average person has surfaced.
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Now FloridaToday Starts To Tell The Truth.

Rebekah Jones

After a few weeks of trying to push the narrative that state employee Rebekah Jones was terminated from her position because she refused to “manipulate the data” when it came to the COVID-19 cases and deaths in Florida, the paper is doing a 180 degree turn.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The woman who raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data’s curator had been reprimanded several times and ultimately fired for violating Health Department policy by making public remarks about the information, state records show.

Rebekah Jones’ comments over the past week and a half in emails to researchers, interviews with a handful of media outlets and blog posts have sought to sow doubt about the credibility of the data now that she is no longer in that role.

Sought to sow doubt?

The FloridaToday paper was fertile ground for Jones and false accusations.
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Fifth Circuit Tells City They Can’t Enforce City Order.

We mentioned the City of Holly Springs, Mississippi the other day in connection with some Neanderthal who decided to burn down the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs spray painting a message of “Bet you stay home now you hypokrits (sic).”

The City itself was embroiled in a legal controversy with the Church over “stay at home orders” issued by the City that were stricter than those issued by the Governor of State of Mississippi. The City had specifically created rules for houses of worship and religious gatherings and not just gatherings in general.

The Church had sought an injunction against the City from enforcing its targeted rules against religious institutions on the basis of the First Amendment.
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FloridaToday And Their Breathless Support Of Rebekah Jones.

Rebekah Jones

For at least the past week, the FloridaToday and other news sources have been running stories on the termination of Rebekah Jones, who led the development of the Florida website / dashboard on tracking of COVID-19 cases.

Jones says she was fired because she refused to manipulate data. Governor DeSantis and the State claim she was fired for insubordination.

In these times, it seems nothing can happen without being politicized and this case is no exception.

For example, in an opinion piece entitled “A cover-up or ‘non-issue?’ We must learn more about COVID-19 data chief’s ousting | Our view” the FloridaToday left this tracking change / artifact at the bottom of the article after they had finished the piece itself.


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