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Quote of the day…
Amazing – during the impeachment trial, Facebook was full of people who were all constitutional experts. With the coronavirus pandemic, they are now experts in science and biology. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Schools Closed
On Friday I ventured to Walmart in Great Falls (MT) where the reality of the coronavirus panic was seen firsthand.
I wore my M-17A1 gas mask and carried a rifle so people avoided me (like the plague).
Just kidding about the gas mask and rifle…
You know the shit has hit the fan when Walmart is out of SPAM and low on Vienna sausages. The shelves were empty in many spots with canned food being in short supply. I played rock, paper, and scissors with a woman who wanted the last half-gallon of bleach. I won. I’m ruthless when playing games.
When I arrived in the toilet paper aisle, it was basically bare:
I still managed to restock our groceries. America!
Montana Governor Steve Bullock closed K-12 public schools across Montana for two weeks. Several other states are doing the same. I think this is a good move by Bullock.
I watched the press conference of the Great Falls Public Schools where they discussed the closing of schools. They seem to have some great plans in place – so congrats to them for acting quickly and calming the fears of those who have children attending public schools.
The CDC recommends no gatherings of more than 50 people. There’s nowhere I want to go that has 50 people attending, so I should be fine.
60 Minutes opened their show last night with a segment about the Westchester County containment zone near New York City and what is being done to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Check it out HERE.
There was a debate last night between former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. I don’t know who won, because I only watched about 30 minutes of it. I do know that my favorite quote was the following from Sanders when he was asked, “What is the most important thing you would do (regarding coronavirus) tonight to try and save American lives?”
This is Sanders’ response:
The first thing we have got to do, whether or not I am President, is to shut this President up right now because he is undermining the doctors and the scientists who are trying to help the American people. It is unacceptable for him to be blabbering with unfactual information, which is confusing to the general public.
Haha – Bernie is right!