God bless the great Repubic of Texas. Now do Texit, ‘kay?
Gov. Abbott ends statewide mask mandate, Tyler-area leaders react to latest announcement
Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement on Tuesday afternoon, East Texans can choose if they want to wear a face mask beginning on March 10 once the statewide mandate is lifted.
“It is now time to open Texas 100%,” he said. “Every business that wants to be open should be open.”
Through Abbott’s Executive Order 34, most of his previous orders related to COVID-19 have been rescinded and all businesses may open back to 100%.
He said business owners can limit their capacity or implement additional safety measures at their own discretion.
After hearing of the changes, Tyler Mayor Don Warren said Tuesday he was surprised that the lifting of the order happened so rapidly. He plans to read over the order and evaluate its details.
While he’s “100% behind businesses being open,” Warren said it’s important to continue to be smart and safe.
Point: missed, by a fucking mile. What’s important is the restoration of American liberty to its rightful holders, after it was illegally stolen from them. It’s ever possible to justify tyrannical, un-Constitutional edicts in the first damned place, good intentions be damned. But it seems the lockdowns, fag-rags, and other panic-ninny accoutrements were actually counterproductive:
Jeffrey Tucker and his colleagues at the American Institute of Economic Research have been working overtime exposing both the horrific costs as well as the utter lack of any compensatory benefits of the economic carnage and spirit-crushing isolation that somehow became America’s go-to public health strategy against COVID-19 since this awful nightmare first began.
Today on Twitter, however, Tucker posted an image compiled by a businessman named Keith Anderson that couldn’t possibly better exemplify that old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words.
It’s a simple bar-graph of the total number of COVID-19 fatalities each U.S. state has reported as of February 24, in ascending order, which was posted this morning at the invaluable website, Lockdown Skeptics.
The average number of fatalities suffered by states that imposed lockdowns last spring vs those that didn’t is also represented. And one important piece of information here is that states which locked down wound up with more reported COVID-19 fatalities on average than states that remained free.
- Average COVID-19 Fatalities per million as of February 24, 2021:
Lockdown States: 1558
Free States: 1475
Hence, the utter pointlessness of all the damage we caused to ourselves by defiling America’s founding commitment to individual liberty couldn’t possibly be more clear.
Somebody ought to refresh Mayor Warren’s faulty memory regarding the definitions of “smart” and “safe.” Because, according to those numbers, the FauxVid19 power-grab was neither one of those things. And, as science tells us, numbers don’t lie. Follow the science, dude. Elsewhere, a related question is posed:
They say everything is bigger in Texas, but everything is just better in Florida. I was lucky enough to snag a speaking invitation for this year’s CPAC and, eager to escape the lockdowns and wintry winds of DC, hopped on a plane to sunny and free Orlando, Florida.
Whereas refusing to wear a mask outdoors in DC is an act of resistance, in Florida it’s expected. Some businesses have their own indoor mask mandates, but they are often loosely enforced if at all. At first, mingling and schmoozing in a crowded bar without a mask felt naughty. By my second night in town, I reveled in the freedom. No flimsy piece of cloth would slow down my ability to slam old fashioneds and inhale jumbo shrimp.
New Yorkers love to express disgust and horror at videos of the pool parties and clubs in the south. They ignore the awkward truth that their own state and neighboring New Jersey have the highest COVID-19 death rates despite strict lockdown measures. Free Florida sits comfortably below average. I suspect the NY outrage at pina colada-sipping Sunshine Staters is more down to jealousy.
Not so, not so. Don’t listen to this crazy lady, y’all. Life is absolutely horrible down South. It’s hot, it’s humid, the food sucks, and there are guns everyplace you look. We talk funny. There’s no theater, art, or nightlife of any kind. In fact, all we have for entertainment ’round h’yar is humpin’ our cousins and draggin’ Nigras from the back of our clapped-out old pickemup trucks. What we DO have an overabundance of is cockroaches the size of small dogs; swarms of the most persistent mosquitos on the planet, all bearing exotic and incurable diseases; drawling waitresses too busy working a jawful of gum (or, Gawd help us, Skoal Wintergreen or even Red Man) to bother getting your order straight; and bearded, big-bellied yahoos walking around everyplace without their shirts on.
Lotta folks don’t realize it, but Deliverance was a documentary, not fiction. Tarpaper shacks and trailer parks are still a thing. If WalMart ain’t got it, you don’t need it noways. We’re all slackjawed white supremacists with a violent streak a mile wide here in Dixieland. And now, since we’re too stupid to take it seriously enough, we’re all gonna die of Covid.
Yep, you Yankees are definitely better off staying right where you’re at.
I don’t live in Texas but we listen to Texas radio. The Mrs. informed me that Texas stopped the lockdown when I got home.
Good for them. It’s time to end the insanity.
The problem, Mike, is illustrated by the piece of shit mayor. See, Abbott – a shitbag who should have never put the mask mandate and other tyranny in place in the first fucking place – didn’t MANDATE that all restrictions be gone – he just removed them at the state level. A thousand local tyrants will keep theirs on because they enjoy pushing people around. But yet Abbott is allowed to look like a hero for doing something that will likely change the reality on the ground not one little bit.
Want an experience that sucks? Try to plan a vacation right now where you don’t have to wear the Mask of Retardation. There’s really noplace worth going right now that doesn’t have that bullshit in place.
“See, Abbott – a shitbag who should have never put the mask mandate and other tyranny in place in the first fucking place…”
Ditto. Not as bad as some but still bad.
“There’s really noplace worth going right now…”
Florida. I have a friend down the street that is moving there and just returned from about two months there. Wide ass open, as you pretty much please.
But we have our own shithole hives as well, filled with sewage from the Big Craphole and the rest!!!
Yea, we really need a checkpoint at the dividing lines…
Hence the eventual TEXIT etc that will be needed. But I can take the Slow Motion Secession of Nullification and Sanctuary.
Good for him.
While Abbott is busy patting himself on the back, he can glance north across the Red River and reflect upon the fact that Governor Stitt never put a statewide mask mandate in place at all, and we got along just fine. We even opened up fully during the last week of April 2020 and never had another shutdown.
Oh, and he might consider jumping on the bus with the rest of the states and going Constitutional Carry, too.
Damn straight. And even worse – Texas and Oklahoma are full of Deplorables!
Good Point Bear. People keep pointing to TX and FL but the real heroes were OK and SD.
Rock On Okies!
Enh. Pay no attention to me. We’re all dead of COVID here. It’s just that no one ever notices Oklahoma, so no one realizes it yet. 🙂
Deplorable Zombies From Oklahoma!
In Theaters as soon as the Commies allow theaters to open again.
Don’t get me wrong, though: while we don’t have a state mandate, various companies have their own private mandates in place.
Such as WalMart still having a “You must wear a face covering to enter” policy.
Which is yet another reason that I no longer shop at WalMart – Pruett’s gets all of my business now.
Only comments I get at Pruett’s are, “Oooh! Nice looking dog!” regarding Ulric. 🙂
Tractor Supply and Lowe’s both have “Masks required” signs at the doors, but everyone just ignores them and walks in, and the store employees don’t say word one about it. I can live with that.
You still have to wear a face mask at Alliance Health, the various clinics, and the dentists, but I think that’s Federal mandated, not state.
Well, you can walk in and if they say “Mask Up” you can loudly pronounce that you won’t and you’re leaving to find a place that really wants your business. People should do that to Wal Mart every day until they give up.
Hey, what happened to Monkey Boy? Wasn’t he going to stick around and Skool all us Ne-Anndethralls on what is True Conservatism and Valid Logical Proofs?
I feel Stoopid lately and need me sum skoolin.
I think he and henryKaren are taking a mudbath together. Like minds and all…
Is he wanking Hank or is Hank wanking the monkey?
Is he wanking Hank or is Hank wanking the monkey?
You can say that again 🙂
Sporky Buttplug and his obsequious ButtBeagle are the Yin and Wang of the CF community.
Stop spanking the monkey and get back to masking up.
They made a movie about you two bozos. I think it was called Witless and Witlesser.
Lightweight. You and mudbath.
Don’t quit your day job.
It’s come back to me. The movie is Dumbfuck and Dumbfucker.
So, smart guy, where is the Monkey Boy troll you defended?
You can talk all you want but you demonstrate your idiocy repeatedly.
So, call me names. I take that as a badge of honor coming from a Wank like Hank.
Poor pathetic Kenny, playing the victim card even though your mental midget mentor and you reinitiated your small-minded attempt to belittle me. It is to laugh.
By the way, which butt cheek does Barry prefer you wear that badge on? Asking for a friend.
You are truly a sicko.
Where’s your troll?
Directed by and the star, henryKaren.
Good title. Suits you.