Indiana’s governor extended stay-at-home orders here again, through May 1. From the little bit of news I am reading I see that our President is agitating for some kind of reopening of the country in May. Given that Indiana has a Republican governor, and that apparently the test for “true Republicanism” these days is allegiance to our President, I expect we’ll see some level of return to former ways next month.
I’ve supported classic conservative politics my whole adult life, but the Republican party has lost its way so badly I don’t recognize it anymore. It discourages me deeply.
Because I limit my news intake, I’m only familiar in a general sense with the various theories about COVID-19’s spread. I guess there’s a one-wave-and-done theory at one end, and a multiple-wave theory at the other. I guess it’s possible that you can get COVID-19 more than once. I guess it’s possible that way more of us have it than we know because we can carry it without symptoms.
I find news reports about the economy more trustworthy, because you can observe and count things. Unemployment is approaching Great Depression levels. The small-business stimulus money is all allocated now, but there wasn’t enough to go around.
From what I’ve read, I’m not alone in thinking we could loosen our restrictions too soon to protect public health, but too late to save many small businesses and prevent a protracted recession or even depression.
At this critical time, the people leading the United States remain locked in a battle to beat the other side. Republican vs. Democrat, a fight to the death. It has sickened me for years, but now I’m thoroughly disgusted. If ever there were a time for working together for a common good, this is it.
Here’s a picture of a cat in a sink. Everybody likes those. Warm and fuzzy.
I seldom talk politics here, on purpose, because I hate pointless arguments. Political talk draws pointless arguments like a garbage truck draws flies. Please don’t start one in the comments. State your position there if you must, but don’t try to convince me of it. This is my soapbox; if you want one of your own, WordPress.com lets you start a blog for free.
Last updated on 18 May 2020 by Jim Grey