Well its a warm, sunny quiet Thursday here in Florida as the pandemic rages, the Governor bans mandatory masks in schools and threatens to withhold the salaries of any school official who deprives parents of their God-given right to send their unvaccinated darling to school sans mask.
Florida will be free of Fauci.
Despite DeSantis’ bluster a number of school boards have required masks unless the parents opt out in writing. Two, including Broward county, the states largest school district have simply defied the governor.
Meanwhile out hospitals are jammed with the unvaccinated, we have virtually run out of ICU beds and the Florida Health Department has requested 200 ventilators from the Feds which DeSantis claims he knew nothing about.
Children are now showing up in the ICU and schools have opened up. I’m waiting to hear the outcry when the first unvaccinated kid in school dies in hospital. Its just a matter of time.
But other things are happening in America.
Yesterday a California surf instructor told federal investigators that he killed his two young children on a trip to Mexico because he believed that his wife had “serpent DNA” and that his children would turn into monsters.
Mathew Coleman told investigators that he was “enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories,” and that he was “receiving visions and signs,” and “saving the world from monsters,” believing that his wife possessed serpent DNA and passed it on to his children.
According to the criminal complaint, Coleman, 40, was charged with the foreign murder of US nationals, relating to the deaths of his 2-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter.
He killed them with a spearfishing gun.
Federal investigators alleged in the complaint that Coleman traveled to Rosarito, Mexico, in the family’s Mercedes van, with the two young children. His wife was reportedly concerned that he left without a car seat for their youngest and called the police because she didn’t know where they were going.
Coleman drove the children to Mexico where he killed them and was arrested as he crossed back to the United States. He told investigators that he “knew it was wrong, but it was the only course of action that would save the world.”
Support for the Bat shit crazy conspiracy theory that Trump was fighting a “deep state” cabal of pedophiles and cannibals has expanded to include a decades-old conspiracy theory about lizard-people, or humans that are part reptile and shape-shifting, in order to subjugate and control the human population and seize political power.
That belief, popularized first in fantasy writing, bled into the QAnon realm and was also a belief held by the Nashville bomber.
Anthony Warner, whom authorities say died when he exploded his RV in Nashville on December 25, had reportedly espoused belief in the theory, claiming that reptilian humanoids, or lizard people, control the world.
Now where does this lunacy come from?
Well those of you who are old enough and liked science fiction will remember the ’80s TV series “V” about the “visitors” who looked just like us but were really shape shifting reptiles who wanted to take over the earth and enslave us.
The theme has been turned into a conspiracy for schmucks.
Meanwhile in Franklin Tennessee, the wealthiest town in the state a school board meeting was held concerning masks. A number of health care professionals spoke up in favor of masks.Afterwards in the parking lot angry parents screamed at the health care workers; “You have a place in Hell,” screams a furious young man at a health official, voice raw from what must have been a long time of furious screaming. “You will never be allowed in public again.” “We know who you are, you can leave freely but we will find you,” an older guy threatens the same health official, in full view of the police officers who are one foot away.
This level of demented fury is directed at masks. Not at vaccines, which would also be ridiculous, but then again, some people have a thing about needles. At masks. At small, thin pieces of fabric you put in front of your nose and mouth to reduce your vulnerability to and potential spread of a respiratory virus that is once again overwhelming emergency rooms in a new and more communicable variant, months after vaccines could have moved us past all of this. Masks, so that your kids don’t get each other and their families and communities sick, so we can get back to our lives already. The highest level of rage, pointed at the least we can do.
They missed washing your hands. The “gummint” telling me to wash my hands takes away my freedom.
“Our kids, people under 25, there is a one in a million chance that they are going to die of Covid,” bellowed radio host and founder of sports website OutKick Clay Travis, sliding by the long-term effects of Covid, the communicability of the Delta variant, and the fact that our choices affect other people.
“I would tell every parent here,” he concluded, “don’t let your kids wear masks.” And the crowd goes wild. He’s not a virologist but he’s yelling at the experts, and that’s good enough. The crowd needs an enemy, this guy needs the applause, everybody wins. It feels nice, it gives comfort.
America, grow the f. . k up!
I remember ‘V’. Only crazy people thought it was real though. Perhaps they thought they were watching a documentary? As for the other madness in Tennessee and Florida, I really don’t get it. I have to conclude that it is a lack of basic education, inbred stupidity, or a widespread genetic defect. I cannot think of anything else that can explain such blind stupidity.
Best wishes, (and good luck) Pete.
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Thanks Pete. Best from Florida
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I can barely stand to look at the news anymore! Such crazy people living among us…
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