Hope the overblown hysteria was worth it

Toldya.

The entire restaurant industry is “on the brink” of economic collapse as COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions have cut sales nearly in half in some cities, according new figures released by the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

The group estimates that five out of six restaurants face permanent closure, and up to 16 million jobs could be lost.

Well-known TV chef Andrew Zimmern is behind a new TV ad detailing the restaurant industry’s politically-induced woes. The ad is narrated by Morgan Freeman who intones in that way of his that restaurants are “facing extinction.”

This comes as no surprise. The restaurant industry has high fixed costs and razor-thin profit margins typically not much better than 3%.

Already successful restauranteurs will take hits, sure, but it’s the mom & pop places — and all the people they employ — whose businesses, savings, and dreams will be crushed by this economic collapse.

“Two weeks to flatten the curve” has morphed into “however long it takes to crush the economy.”

That’s not COVID-19. That’s your city or state government at work.

The destruction so wantonly wrought on this country by an unholy combination of power-drunk demi-tyrants, opportunistic Democrat-Socialist politicians, a wholly-complicit media establishment, and a fearful, easily-stampeded populace is way beyond criminal.

8 thoughts on “Hope the overblown hysteria was worth it

  1. Yep. This whole covidiocy is an example of why “emergency powers” must be very carefully limited. Most states have laws limiting such powers to a certain number of days and requiring reauthorization from the legislature to continue. Those laws have mostly been ignored because “It’s a VIRUS!!!!!!” apparently overrides everything including state and national constitutions.

    The damage has been done, and we will see invocation of emergency powers forevermore. Flu season next winter — more lockdowns! National mask mandates! Social and legal pressure on those who resist because they are supposedly “endangering” others. We’ve already seen rabid Karens assaulting people over masks and “social distancing” (a phrase I have come to loathe).

    Watching what is left of freedom in this country crumble before our eyes has been deeply depressing. And I fear it is only going to get worse.

  2. It will be considered “worth it” if they get Trump out of office. They will cheat, lie, steal, and kill to achieve that goal.

    In November we’ll find out if there are enough people of liberty left. I’m not sure there are.

    1. Then there will be a HOT civil war. Which is what they want, if we won’t willingly walk into the boxcars!!!

  3. INDICTMENT!!! Clinesmith goes down, Trump hints MORE Indictments to come. Looks like they Clinesmith turned on some others who ordered his actions.
    PLEASE be the first on Many!!

  4. Andrew Zimmern is a closet conservative. He’s been known to do shows shooting guns down South with Americans.
    I’m surprised about Morgan Freeman. Maybe Bruce Willis turned him? Heh. But I’m glad he’s speaking out too.

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