Tuesday’s Quick Hits

Quote for the Day…

Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15-100 times a day. Be six again. – Unknown

In today’s column, I take a quick look at these people/issues:

  • Doctor? Scientist? Gianforte
  • Free Covid Test Kits
  • Forgiving February

DOCTOR? SCIENTIST? GIANFORTE:

Late Monday afternoon, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte (R) posted this message on social media:

An outlier in the world, the CDC recommends masking 2-year-old kids, and they’re paying the price.
Enough is enough. Let parents decide what’s best for their kids.

I responded with the following from my personal Facebook account:

It’s good to know that our Governor knows more than doctors and scientists.

As of this post, there were 39 people leaving comments and emojis. Of those emojis, 22 were laughing and 17 were thumbs up.

Of course, some wanted to call me names and that goes with the territory when commenting on social media. By the way, none of the names hurt my feelings. I enjoy sparring.

But here is the deal – Gianforte did not list any experts when posting his comments. The CDC does recommend masks, so why should Montanans listen to a rich politician about health and safety issues with our children.

One person said that the government should not be telling us what to do with our children.

I laughed out loud at that comment.

I’m sorry, but that ship sailed many years ago. The government tells us to immunize our kids and send them to school. How about car seats? Children must take a hunter safety course to hunt. They must pass a test to drive. These are just a few of the mandates…

If Trump was still President and the CDC came out with some recommendations, half the fruitcakes protesting would be silent. That’s how effed up our country has become.

You should wear a mask indoors in public places. You should get the COVID vaccines and booster:

“Unvaccinated people are about six times more likely to test positive than vaccinated people, nine times more likely to be hospitalized, and 14 times more likely to die from COVID-related complications.” – CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD. (Source)

FREE COVID TEST KITS:

I received my four free COVID test kits from the federal government on Saturday!

Check them out HERE.

You can order your kits by going HERE.

Is this a great country or what?

FORGIVING FEBRUARY:

Today is February 1. Congratulations on making it through January!

In the past few years, friends and family on social media blocked me or unfriended me for my viewpoints about Trump, or for making corrections to the misinformation they posted, and they blocked me for my posts about Biden winning. I think one person unfriended me for suggesting his use of the “R” word was not cool.

To counter their unfriending me, I blocked them from seeing my accounts.

Today, to observe my self-proclaimed “Forgiving February,” these people are unblocked. All they need to do is send me a Friend request and it will be accepted.

Life is too short to hate on each other because of social media posts.

This offer ends on February 28.

## BE A PATRIOT – WEAR A MASK INDOORS IN PUBLIC PLACES ##

4 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Quick Hits

  1. Things must be improving here. Benefis stoped testing visitors at the nursing home and CEO Goodnow shops indoors without a mask. Sets an example for the rest of us that know nothing.

    • Bill – according to the city county health department, the COVID case and positivity rates in cascade county are still high. It’s too bad people don’t follow the recommendations. Thanks, JmB

      • Benefis just announced no testing for any employees starting next week unless they show symptoms. They were testing senior services twice a week and the rest once. Blame a shortage.

  2. It is incredible that our governor has so little to do with his time that he’s getting into a Twitter lather over a CDC recommendation. It is a recommendation, Greg, not a rule. Sort of like your own barely audible suggestion that people might want to get vaccinated maybe but only if they feel like it, except 67% less wishy-washy. Don’t like it, don’t do it, or do want to follow best practices, do do it – that’s parents deciding. It’s what people do with recommendations. Next he’ll be holding press conferences to remind us he’s our fearless leader by blustering righteous indignation about federal government overreach of the food pyramid.

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