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“Let’s start over again, let’s pretend we just met, but this time you’re going to tell me the truth.” This was a phrase I used when I had heard two different stories from someone on the street who was trying to avoid a trip to booking. Once I heard the second story I knew someone was trying to find one that I would like, and I knew story number three, and four were on the way.
My list of my observations on this current crisis:
I have watched the briefings from the White House and I’m bemused by the questions from some so-called journalists. I liken it to a pack of coyotes fighting over a rabbit. Yipping, barking, and howling. Ben Rhodes from the Obama administration and I don’t agree on much of anything, but we agree on this:
All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus, he said. Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.
China has dropped off the coronavirus charts. The list should include China with the tag “unknown” for the number of cases, and the number of fatalities.
Some governors are living the dream, issuing executive orders rather than legislating. Governors and some elected federal officials who have dreamed of controlling what you eat, what you can own (firearms), your transportation, and what type of bag you use to bring home your groceries are in heaven. They haven’t been too concerned about the environmental impact of the homeless. Their discarded needles, urinating, and defecating on sidewalks, or in parks are now public health scolds.
Releasing inmates who have not obeyed the law, but somehow will have an epiphany and will now obey the law to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Those inmates have something in common with the elected officials that release them. They believe in not letting a good crisis be wasted.Published in