Posted On: Tuesday - December 14th 2021 1:37PM MST
In Topics:   Americans  Liberty/Libertarianism  Morning Constitutional  Kung Flu Stupidity
So, says D-squad Governor of Colorado Jared Polis. I don't agree that ANY of the ginned-up PanicFest from this latest virus out of the Orient constituted an emergency of any sort, much less an almost 2-years-long emergency. (Is there such a thing as a long-term, possibly life-long emergency?).
Per Fox News' Jessica Chasmar, as published on the The New York Post site, Colorado governor declares COVID-19 emergency 'over' despite Omicron. With her use of the scare single quotes*, it doesn't seem like this Jessica Chasmar is perfectly OK with this. "Despite Omicron", she worries in the headline. Yeah, well, there's a new strain of influenza out too, Jessica. How do I know that, you ask? They come out all the time. Yet, we'd be long out of Greek and Latin letters, and hell, probably Chinese characters too, if we kept "emergencies"** going on for influenza.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, declared in a new interview that the COVID-19 emergency is “over” and that he won’t be implementing another statewide mask mandate in response to the spread of the Omicron variant, explaining that if people aren’t vaccinated at this point, it’s their “own darn fault” if they get sick.Indeed, it's not always the case, but people often get sick due to their own damn*** fault. Oh, and I suppose you could say, Governor, that if they keel over from blood clots after TAKING the vaccine, it's their own darn fault. I would hope you'd agree.
Governor Polis went on in this interview (audio on the NY Post page) about how easy it is to get jabbed. Yeah, you betcha' it is. It might be too easy, in fact, but I'll get back to that. The guy is enamored with these vaccines. OK, I've got no problem with his opinion, due to:
"And at this point, I think it’s almost like they made a deliberate decision not to get vaccinated,” he added. “I still encourage everybody who hasn’t been vaccinated to get protected. And for those who are, make sure to get that booster after six months. The data shows it’s important and very likely even more so with this Omicron variant.”Right you are, Guvna! Yes, that's it! There's no "almost like" to it. It was a deliberate decision. Us anti-vaxxers, in Unzian terminology are not lazy about it. How perceptive of Governor Polis! We deliberately chose and still choose not to get vaccinated.
Polis said he supported local jurisdictions instituting their own mandates according to their individual needs, but that the state should stay out of it. [My bolding.]Excellent! See, now, even though I imagine Jared Polis, being a lefty from the D-squad, is otherwise an idiot and terrible for the State of Colorado, I give him lots credit for the American attitude seen here. By "American", I mean Constitutional Republic understanding American, as were lots of us in the old days.
It's real simple, folks. If it doesn't affect you, mind your own business, and leave others the hell alone. It's one thing to try to affect change as a community, leaving others to voluntarily comply or not, but government should have no part in it. "Encouragement" of Coloradans to take that vaccine? Fine. However, as Governor Polis said, "the state should stay out of it".
"The emergency is over,” he said. “You know, public health [officials] don’t get to tell people what to wear; that’s just not their job. Public health [officials] would say to always wear a mask because it decreases flu and decreases [other airborne illnesses]. But that’s not something that you require; you don’t tell people what to wear. You don’t tell people to wear a jacket when they go out in winter and force them to [wear it]. If they get frostbite, it’s their own darn fault.Darn straight is is! Though, actually, it's probably the lack of gloves or socks/shoes that would result in frostbite. Most people get it on their extremities, not on their torso. Hey, I don't expect this guy to understand the human circulatory system, when he can't even ... OK, I did not plan to bad-mouth the guy here.
There IS plenty to argue with this guy about regarding his opinion on the vaccine. We who see problems with it are "in a bubble", he says. There's more. However, I will not argue here but praise Colorado Governor Jared Polis for being an American here. And he's on the Blue-squad, no less. Thank you, Sir!
Would you find much of this talk by politicians in other countries, especially of the left? I mean, they could state this, but what do they have to back it up with? We've still got those little scraps of Amendment X that some of us have rescued from the shredder.
PS: Denver, Colorado is a long way from Margaritaville in the Florida Keys, but this "it's your own 'darn' fault" bit has put the song in my head. If you remember the lyrics, Jimmy Buffet, always a great lyricist, ended the choruses thusly, in order:
"It's nobody's fault.",
"Hell, it could be my fault.", and finally
"It's my own damn fault."
"Yes, and some people claim that there's a woman to blame...
but I know, (steel drums), it's all Fauci's fault."
There was to be no music today, but, well now, whatdya', you know? It's 5 O'Clock on some server somewhere.
Yeah, the song's been overplayed. There are plenty of good ones from the same album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.
* Just single-'s, at least, so there's that ...
** See, I'm using double-"'s because continuing PanicFest "emergencies" ARE worriesome.
*** Peak Stupidity bloggers are not in high government positions, so we can say "damn" instead of that darn "darn".