Day 44 of lockdown (I think?)
Okay, so today they’re supposed to be opening some parks and golf courses. But nothing about the freaking beaches. It comes out yesterday that the Coronavirus germ or protein or whatever it is has literally like a one minute life in the ultraviolet rays of the sun and fresh air. If nothing else, the beach is where we are supposed to be right now! Even if it is only like 65°…
So what are they doing? They’re keeping them CLOSED. Governors are worried about overcrowding. They’re worried about lack of social distancing. How the hell is there going to be any overcrowding right now?! Even if it is 70° out right now, which I don’t think it is, when you get to the water the temperature is actually 5 or 10° cooler. What do they think, people are going to be laying on the beach in their bikinis in this balmy 65 degree weather?
What we NEED now is fresh air and sunshine, and all of the doctors are saying that that is the best thing for this covid-19. It’s called wear a freaking mask, get some sun and fresh air in a wide open space! Let us get out and breathe a little bit! If nothing else, let us try to get back to where we can actually see other human beings!
Supposedly people are going to be protesting at the Governor’s office tomorrow. Why? Because this man has absolutely NO plan in place whatsoever to reopen our state. No unnecessary stores, no casinos, no restaurants, no businesses, no nothing. I am like |THIS| close to driving up there to go join that protest! At the same time, I can’t afford to end up in jail, either. But I’m tired of this. But I wouldn’t have bail money. Each state seems to be in a quandary as to defining what a peaceful protest is. I don’t want to end up getting locked up for it.
News said this morning that legislature is trying to attempt to limit Governor Murphy’s power. Why? Because he hasn’t come up with a plan yet. Will that happen? He could just pull a deal like Governor Whitmer out of Michigan. Just sidestep the lockdown date so that they can’t limit his power. I don’t know if he’s that smart…
Governor Murphy went to meet with President Trump at the White House day before yesterday. I waited for an hour and a half for it to go live. I was hoping that he would show his reopen plan for New Jersey. Just like Ron De Santis of Florida did the day before. You know what happened? NOTHING. Absolutely freaking nothing. Do you know why?
Because Governor Murphy HAS no plan. He went to the President to ask for bail out money! He didn’t go there with a plan, he went there to ask for money!
We are going broke, all of these businesses closed, and we have one of the lowest death rates of the state in our county. Maybe it’s because we have a lot of ocean here? Maybe because we’re not anywhere near Northern Jersey where there is a ton of worker commute to and from New York City. I have no idea. Open the goddamn beaches! Yes, we are a tourist destination area, but we’re not anywhere near 80° days yet. I’m tired of walking around the block, and around the next block and the next just to try to get fresh air. This is ridiculous! It’s bullshit! They are going to cripple what is left of our economy here in NJ if we do not open up for the summer.
Listen, I’m not one of those jackasses that’s walking around without a mask and not protecting myself. I get it, we have to be careful. I don’t want to die. But for crying out loud, we have to do something! This is tired and it got tired real quick. The point is: If they’re saying that we need to be exposed to gain any kind of immunity and this is going to come back in the fall anyway, AND we could potentially reach herd immunity if we go out, then for crying out loud let us go out! Rip off the Band-Aid! At the end of the day, the longer we stay locked up, the longer it’s going to take for us to GET that immunity.
A couple weeks ago I actually heard Murphy say something about BEING CLOSED into November and December. I was like “Wait, what???” Bull freaking shit, we need to reopen NOW.
That protest is starting to look better by the minute, keep you posted…