A near lockdown
Statement today of WI Gov. Tony Evers:
We have been working hard to ensure the health and safety of the people of our state as we have responded to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. We’ve taken some important steps, but folks, time is of the essence. So today I’m announcing we’ll be issuing a #SaferAtHome order tomorrow. …
I know this has been difficult and has disrupted the lives of people across our state. That’s why issuing a #SaferAtHome order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do, and it’s not something I take lightly. But here’s the bottom line: folks need to start taking this seriously.
People across our state are still out and about unnecessarily that are putting our friends, our neighbors, and our communities at risk. Please #StayHome and help us save lives.
We also need folks to limit their interactions to the same people, not different small groups. Shrinking your circle of interactions will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately that means no sleepovers, no play dates, and no dinner parties with friends and neighbors. …
You can still get out and walk the dogs — it’s good exercise and it’s good for everyone’s mental health — but please don’t take any other unnecessary trips, and limit your travel to essential needs like going to the doctor, grabbing groceries, or getting medication.
Workers providing essential care or services in our communities will be allowed to continue to travel to and from work. That includes folks like healthcare professionals, grocers, family caregivers, among other people whose work is critical for folks across our state.
If it’s essential for you to go outside, please stay 6 feet away from others and shared spaces such as park shelters and visitor centers. …
Stevie 4:20: the more you bluster, the more you appear unhinged (are you a never Trumper?). The more you hide behind phrases like “false equivalency” and “rhetorical questions” the less you are taken seriously. The more words you use to make your point, the less intelligent you appear. So calm down, stop hiding and use your interior editor (or have someone proof read before you post), you’ll live longer and make us happier.
I’ve answered all your questions. I think you’ve answered mine although it gets a little murky with all those paragraphs. I’ll check in with you again in the next week or two as the economic cost of all these shutdowns starts piling up. I hope I’m wrong, but doubt I am.
He’s a typical troll. HIt him with fact, he goes sideways fast. And yes, he likes to spray a lot of text in hopes that his lack of facts isn’t noticed. It’s called “word salad.” I hate that from Holier-Than-Thou twits.
dad29 wrote, “He’s a typical troll. Hit him with fact, he goes sideways fast. And yes, he likes to spray a lot of text in hopes that his lack of facts isn’t noticed. It’s called “word salad.” I hate that from Holier-Than-Thou twits.”
It’s interesting that one of the few times that I’ve disagreed with dad29 on a major topic and this is the kind of accusatory BS rhetoric, hate and name-calling he spews about me. We disagree dad29, grow a pair and get over yourself.
And another surprise, I agree with SW on this one. Be safe, be cautious, respect others. Let’s get through this in one piece.
Kooter wrote, “Stevie 4:20: the more you bluster, the more you appear unhinged (are you a never Trumper?). The more you hide behind phrases like “false equivalency” and “rhetorical questions” the less you are taken seriously. The more words you use to make your point, the less intelligent you appear. So calm down, stop hiding and use your interior editor (or have someone proof read before you post), you’ll live longer and make us happier.”
That is exactly what ideologically consumed progressives do when they run out of intelligent arguments in a debate, it’s actually pretty rare that progressives have intelligent arguments, they attack the messenger with ad hominems.
If you would like to know more about my opinions than what you’re reading in this thread I suggest you read some of my blog Society’s Building Blocks,
Critically Thinking About Things That Change Society it might widen your current skewed tunnel vision. My most recent blog title will give you an idea of what you’re going to read, Testing for Acute Propaganda-Induced Anti-Trump Hysteria Syndrome.
Expand your tunnel vision Kooter.
I see you haven’t actually read any of my blog, why not?
Dad and Koots: pretty impressive how harshly you’ve turned on one of your own. There’s a lesson there, eh Spoons?
And Dad, you vaguely have a point about denominators. No one knows a whole buncha things about this virus. Why do you choose to err on the side of skepticism when so much is at risk? I’m mean, why side with the pathological Liar-in-Chief instead of…science? Good luck in that pew on Easter. Hope there’s a respirator available when you need one, but there probably won’t be.
“Turned on one of your own”: please explain.
“.. turned on one of your own”: please explain.
Kooter wrote, ““.. turned on one of your own”: please explain.”
In AnonyBob’s eyes I am a far right wing-nut Trump supporting racist Conservative and you’re way out in right field calling me an “unhinged Never-Trumper”; therefore, in his eyes righties are eating their own in exactly the same way that lefties eat their own when they veer from lefty cant. This is exactly what happens when tunnel visioned people look at the world through permanently attached industrial-strength weapons-grade thickened & hardened ideological blinders. #Cornelius Gotchberg
The actual truth is that I’m a critically thinking independent that does his damn best to remain as independent as possible in these hyper partisan times and I think it’s kinda hilarious when tunnel visioned “righties” attack me in the same way that tunnel visioned “lefties” attack me. When people get their collective heads out of their asses and stop trying to label a person based on one opinion then maybe, just maybe, they can peel off pieces of those permanently attached industrial-strength weapons-grade thickened & hardened ideological blinders and see reality.
FYI Kooter; This is one of the very few threads on Blaska’s blog where AnonyBob has actually discussed things using data or facts or anything to support his usual anti-Conservative partisan trolling. It’s refreshing and I commend him for it. AnonyBob asked me in his comment above, “There’s a lesson there, eh Spoons?” My answer is no, there’s no lesson for me Bob, this happens to independently minded people routinely, it’s annoying but to be expected in these hyper partisan times. Maybe there should be lessons for those that jump straight to partisanship.
People disagree, get over it.
If that’s the case (A-bob), it’s an awfully black and white version of life. In my experience, the world is a lot more grey. Unhinged is unhinged, regardless of political persuasion.
Kooter wrote, “Unhinged is unhinged, regardless of political persuasion.”
True that unhinged is unhinged; however, you appear to be using the word unhinged when you disagree or don’t like what’s being said not because it’s actually “unhinged”, you’re using it as an ad hominem to attack the messenger – you’re arguing like a progressive. Unhinged doesn’t mean what you appear to think it means.
Unhinged: mentally unbalanced; deranged.