One is tempted to say that whomsoever wants to risk their lives by gathering in the name of God should be allowed (dare I say, encouraged) to do so. But it is not that simple. Any one of the congregates could be a carrier. The larger the gathering it becomes more likely that the virus will be joining the worshipers. So, when it is over, all or some of the people attending could be infected as well. They then go home and about their business and before you can say Bob’s your uncle. more people get sick and more people die. Needless to say the current Theocratic DOJ has joined the defense of this dangerous, anti-social and unchristian behavior.
The defense says just look at all the people in Walmart. I think that misses the mark. Our bodies can only be fed with real food. Our spirits can be served alone or we can be connected to others by technology until the danger is past.
Of course, there are Freedom of Religion questions to address. One of them would be is not protecting religious gatherings a violation of the establishment clause? And what about the right to life of the people who IN PRACTICE not theory will be harmed if people can ignore the science and put others at serious risk?
This is the same shocking story of “deep state” duplicity being pushed by one of the regulars here a few days ago. The piece is deservedly derisive, so be warned snowflakes. You know who you are.
With his stupid, self-centered response to the wonderful unifying message by President G.W. Bush, Trump again demonstrates what an utterly deplorable excuse for a human being he truly is.
This would be a huge story if a competent administration was in power. With Trump in the White House it is more of a … meh event. Back in the day, with Clinton in trouble, Newt would have been shouting “Wag the dog!!!”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the IHME forecast for the course of the coronavirus pandemic was among the most optimistic. It was frequently referred to by Trump and its findings took center stage on the CDC COVID-19 forecast web page. Until recently, IHME forecast a first wave (thru end of July) death toll of about 72,000. Now its authors have changed it radically and that 72,000 deaths through July became 135,000. Continue reading “Somewhere Joe Stalin is smiling.”
In a way that even he can understand.-
It is bad enough that our shithead of a Dear Leader tries to shift the blame for all his failures onto someone else, but this is a big step worse.