Posted On: Thursday - August 27th 2020 8:25PM MST
In Topics:   US Police State  Kung Flu Stupidity
Thanks go to illustrious commenter Adam Smith for the picture below, from a tweet, about what medical doctor Sherri Tenpenny (formerly Dr. Sherri Penny, but for Inflation) has called "peak insanity". We beg to differ, but maybe it's a fine line between high stupidity and insanity.
The photo in the tweet is a photoshop, but the order about the wearing of doggie-injury-style inverted lampshade by Maine Governor Janet Mills* is not. It's a sort of cruel and unusual punishment she seems to think she has the power to dole out to those who won't wear face masks. It may be breathing problems with one of those infernal things adding resistance to your air flow, as per one of our commenters**, that is the reason for a waiter or waitress not wanting to wear a mask. It could be as with someone like me, his just not wanting to take part in the stupidity.
Perhaps patrons of a restaurant could decide for themselves whether they are comfortable having food and drinks served by someone without her face diaper on. Then, the boss of the establishment could make his own rule accordingly.
That's not current-era American thinking, however. If you don't want to wear a face mask, the Maine Governor, ruling during this long-trending emergency, says, no, you can't even wear one of those shields (looks like a lightweight welder's shield without the deep tinting). The breath you exhale would go downward, into the food, she says, so you must wear the doggie inverted lampshade.
The last paragraph of The Post Millennial article describing this insanity says:
Maine has only sustained 131 COVID-19 related fatalities to date with the majority in Cumberland County, where the state's most populous city, Portland, resides.For 131 deaths WITH the Kung Flu, Maine's Governor Mills says waiters and waitresses must be treated like dogs.
I don't know who I would feel sorrier for, the family cat or dog with one of these cones on, or a human in Maine. You wonder if your pet is aware enough to be very sad, thinking "hey, I've got to live with this stupid thing forever. I can't scratch, or eat right. This is gonna suck." He can't understand when you tell him that you'll take if off as soon as that wound heals up. On the other hand, the indignity inherent in a sentient human being having to wear one is very sad in its own way.
* Governor Mills of Maine and Governor Whitmer of Michigan seem to have some totalitarian tendencies in common. Maybe they should get together for some Totalitarian Ted Talks or something.
** I tried to find the comment but couldn't for the life of me. Please chime in again.