Nutmeg Neanderthals: Connecticut Reopens

 

When Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas’s Covid mask mandate and capacity limits, President Joe Biden called him a “neanderthal” and progressives wished death on Texans. Will hard-blue Connecticut get the same treatment?

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that most capacity limits in the Nutmeg State will end Friday, March 19, including restaurants, retail, gyms, offices, and houses of worship. Still, masks are required and bars close at 11 p.m. (Covid really gets going at 11:01), but this reopening is a significant move for a Democrat-run state.

Biden has yet to weigh in on Connecticut, but he blasted Texas Wednesday. “I hope everyone’s realized by now these masks make a difference,” Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

Government-run healthcare fans reacted more harshly.

“Texas — we hear you,” Michael Moore tweeted. “You didn’t want to be part of our electrical grid. And now you’ve removed your mask mandate & are allowing large crowds to gather. We hear you! COVID is a hoax! So u don’t need our precious vaccine. We’ll send it to ppl who are saving lives by wearing masks.”

Moore, the very picture of health, claims ownership of Trump’s vaccine and wants it used to punish his political detractors. That’s the endgame of a single-payer system, after all.

Keith Olbermann agreed with the morbidly obese director. “Why are we wasting vaccinations on Texas if Texas has decided to join the side of the virus?”

Never trust a fat socialist, Keith.

The outrage over maskless Texans was unmerited. Biden seems unaware that 15 states never instituted a mask mandate and it’s curious a red state like Texas ever did. Gov. Abbott belatedly corrected his error but he’s hardly staking out new territory.

Biden, et al., are making a classic leftist error: believing that government mandating masks is the same as citizens wearing masks. My state of Arizona has no mandate yet boasts an estimated 95 percent compliance. The desert breeds an ornery sort of citizen and I would expect compliance to drop if The Man ordered us to wear one. The only time I skip sidewalks is to violate “stay of the grass” signs.

The most ridiculous response to Texas was this meme:

Here’s the thing, Derek: no one is taking your mask. Wear yours for the next decade if you want; triple-ply even.

The progressives’ true beef is that they can’t force others to follow their behavior.

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  1. Kozak Member
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    The politicization of the pandemic by both sides is disgusting and cost us wealth and lives.

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  2. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: My state of Arizona has no mandate yet boasts an estimated 95 percent compliance.

    Maybe not the state, but Pima County sure does. And virtually all businesses do. My hairdresser has to work 11-12 hours per day to make her previous income: the salons are limited to how many customers they can have at one time. I I don’t really keep up with the latest but I’m pretty sure these restrictions are not voluntary. That’s why there’s 95% compliance. Plus you’ll get outed on Nextdoor demanding that others shun your business if you allow even one little old man who can hardly breathe be seen in your store without a mask!

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  3. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    I take a hour to do Land of Confusion and I am scooped.

     

     

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  4. The Reticulator Member
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

    Isn’t that some kind of racist slur against Neanderthals?  They have rights, too, you know. 

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  5. kedavis Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

    Isn’t that some kind of racist slur against Neanderthals? They have rights, too, you know.

    Or maybe at least some kind of cultural appropriation… Cancel Biden Now!

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  6. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

    Isn’t that some kind of racist slur against Neanderthals? They have rights, too, you know.

    Aren’t there legends of Neanderthals having survived in isolated areas in the Urals into the historical period? I recall reading an account of Russian villagers who claimed to have traded with the “hairy people from the hills”. 

    Modern anthropoid cryptid stories aside, aren’t we modern homo sapiens sapiens supposed to have approximately 4% Neanderthal DNA  ? Maybe we should bring a civil rights suit against this Cro-Magnon on behalf of our 4% right to be offended. 

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  7. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: My state of Arizona has no mandate yet boasts an estimated 95 percent compliance.

    Maybe not the state, but Pima County sure does. And virtually all businesses do. My hairdresser has to work 11-12 hours per day to make her previous income: the salons are limited to how many customers they can have at one time. I I don’t really keep up with the latest but I’m pretty sure these restrictions are not voluntary. That’s why there’s 95% compliance. Plus you’ll get outed on Nextdoor demanding that others shun your business if you allow even one little old man who can hardly breathe be seen in your store without a mask!

    One of the many reasons I sh*t-canned that ridiculous app.  It’s a Lives Of Others app.

    See the source image

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  8. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

    Isn’t that some kind of racist slur against Neanderthals? They have rights, too, you know.

    They’re one of the “safe” groups to insult, since they’re all dead.

    What’s wonderful is the unifying language of the Biden administration.  Build Back Better Unity, Now!

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  9. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Biden told reporters. “The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it. It still matters.”

    Isn’t that some kind of racist slur against Neanderthals? They have rights, too, you know.

    Aren’t there legends of Neanderthals having survived in isolated areas in the Urals into the historical period? I recall reading an account of Russian villagers who claimed to have traded with the “hairy people from the hills”.

     

    I believe those would be non-coastal-dwelling Greeks.

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  10. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed. 

    Still, masks are required and bars close at 11 p.m. (Covid really gets going at 11:01)

    Aren’t these what are called Blue Laws?

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: The only time I skip sidewalks is to violate “stay of the grass” signs.

    Neanderthal.  Hehe . . .

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  12. spaceman_spiff Member
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    KCVolunteer (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.

    Still, masks are required and bars close at 11 p.m. (Covid really gets going at 11:01)

    Aren’t these what are called Blue Laws?

    No, before the pandemic bars could stay open until 2am. I think most of our blue laws have more or less gone away. Less than 10 years ago we finally allowed the retail sale of alcohol on Sundays but only until 5pm. Monday through Saturday package stores can stay open until 9pm. Originally the reason for these restrictions was leftover prohibitionismt but now it is the liquor sellers themselves who want the limits.

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  13. KCVolunteer Lincoln
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    spaceman_spiff (View Comment):

    KCVolunteer (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.

    Still, masks are required and bars close at 11 p.m. (Covid really gets going at 11:01)

    Aren’t these what are called Blue Laws?

    No, before the pandemic bars could stay open until 2am. I think most of our blue laws have more or less gone away. Less than 10 years ago we finally allowed the retail sale of alcohol on Sundays but only until 5pm. Monday through Saturday package stores can stay open until 9pm. Originally the reason for these restrictions was leftover prohibitionismt but now it is the liquor sellers themselves who want the limits.

    Thanks spaceman, I guess my humor is too subtle. I frequently get the seem response from my wife. I am old enough to remember Blue Laws, but not too old to have forgotten them.

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  14. Bishop Wash Member
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    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: My state of Arizona has no mandate yet boasts an estimated 95 percent compliance.

    Maybe not the state, but Pima County sure does. And virtually all businesses do. My hairdresser has to work 11-12 hours per day to make her previous income: the salons are limited to how many customers they can have at one time. I I don’t really keep up with the latest but I’m pretty sure these restrictions are not voluntary. That’s why there’s 95% compliance. Plus you’ll get outed on Nextdoor demanding that others shun your business if you allow even one little old man who can hardly breathe be seen in your store without a mask!

    The weekend of Washington’s Birthday my wife said that we were getting out of the state (New Mexico) to try and find freedom. She wanted to try southern Utah, but the forecast didn’t look good so we went south to Tucson. Everywhere we went required masks, but at least we were able to eat inside. The signs on the business doors said that the masks were because of the Pima County Health Office. The church we attended was maybe 50/50. It was a little better than Albuquerque and we missed some of the snow.

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  15. JustmeinAZ Member
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    Jon Gabriel, Ed.: My state of Arizona has no mandate yet boasts an estimated 95 percent compliance.

    Maybe not the state, but Pima County sure does. And virtually all businesses do. My hairdresser has to work 11-12 hours per day to make her previous income: the salons are limited to how many customers they can have at one time. I I don’t really keep up with the latest but I’m pretty sure these restrictions are not voluntary. That’s why there’s 95% compliance. Plus you’ll get outed on Nextdoor demanding that others shun your business if you allow even one little old man who can hardly breathe be seen in your store without a mask!

    The weekend of Washington’s Birthday my wife said that we were getting out of the state (New Mexico) to try and find freedom. She wanted to try southern Utah, but the forecast didn’t look good so we went south to Tucson. Everywhere we went required masks, but at least we were able to eat inside. The signs on the business doors said that the masks were because of the Pima County Health Office. The church we attended was maybe 50/50. It was a little better than Albuquerque and we missed some of the snow.

    Yes, the restaurant situation is not bad. Many do not even have to limit capacity as they have hung clear plastic partitions between booths. And very rarely does anyone wear a mask while at the table. There was one time a couple of ladies were being seated near us and they deemed it too close – they requested to be seated outdoors – and they wore their masks outside.

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  16. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    From the great Tom Woods.

    The disgraced and laughable “public health” establishment isn’t worried that states opening up will fail. They’re obviously afraid those states will succeed.

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  17. Percival Thatcher
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    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    From the great Tom Woods.

    The disgraced and laughable “public health” establishment isn’t worried that states opening up will fail. They’re obviously afraid those states will succeed.

    They shouldn’t have tried to hold the con this long.

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  18. kedavis Member
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    My youngest brother informed me recently that on a recent visit to a restaurant in Oregon, he was told that they require wearing masks at all times, including between individual bites and sips.  He left.

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