Businesses are reopening, though not completely. Hotels, inns, and motels are reopening, though not completely. Churches, temples, and mosques are reopening, though not completely.
Here in New Hampshire our governor has decided to extend the stay-at-home edict for another two weeks, though he has relaxed a number of the restrictions, including those affecting the businesses and facilities mentioned above.
A number of towns have gone beyond that, reopening their beaches, some with strictly enforced limitations and others with few or none. (Our town decided to open its public beach with few restrictions. What restrictions there are deal more with playgrounds and volleyball ‘courts’ being closed. Restrooms will be open and decontaminated on a regular basis. Picnic tables are available for use. The swim raft will be placed in the water. There are restrictions on parking. Even the concessions at the beach will be open. Social distancing is being strongly suggested, but won’t be enforced by the beach staff or the local PD.) Seasonal restaurants are opening, many of which have no indoor seating under normal circumstances. Seasonal rentals are being booked. Marinas and boat ramps are busy.
It won’t be a normal summer season by any means. Between some of the Covid-19 restrictions and the crippled economy negatively affecting the number summerfolk making the trip to their usual summer destinations, to expect a normal summer season is overly optimistic.
Only time will tell.
I have to wonder if the folks in California have been reading Kurt Schlicter’s People’s Republic and have mistaken it for a How-To manual rather than a warning. That’s one of the only things I can think of that explains the move to repeal Proposition 209 which did away with racial quotas and state-sanctioned racial discrimination.
That California wants to go back to racial quotas and state-sanctioned discrimination tells me that “cultural privilege” ratings are likely to follow and discrimination against ‘People Not Of Color’ will be allowed by the state. If Schlicter’s vision is even slightly prophetic, such discrimination will be encouraged by government as a way for ‘People Not Of Color’ to make reparations for sins of people in the past that were also ‘People Not Of Color’.
The repeal will be a mistake. It could be the final factor that becomes a death knell for the once Golden State.
It looks like the era of Campus Star Chambers is finally coming to an end. That the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights under Obama thought that kangaroo courts prosecuting sexual assault cases based on little more than an accusation with no evidence required, no real investigation performed, and “due process” being nothing more than two unrelated words in the dictionary was a good idea boggles the mind. That so many have been tried by a not-impartial court, declared guilty, and sentenced (suspended or expelled from their university or college), and then the convicted going on to sue the institution of higher learning and winning their suits points to a problem with the process used by those colleges/universities to convict the student. It didn’t help that the standard used to decide guilt was the lowest, meaning the ‘judges’ had to be only 50.01% convinced that an assault took place.
That the whole “Dear Colleague” letter was based upon false data, a study that collected information on sexual assaults on campus that the authors themselves said shouldn’t be used to determine the prevalence of assaults on campuses, indicates to me that this was more of a measure to punish young men attending college merely for being male and not for any crime they may or may not have committed.
Doing away with this prejudicial process is long overdue.
Retired Navy SEAL Bob O’Neill’s take on the rioters in Minnesota and other places?
The nation watched with disgust Friday night as rioters took to the streets of Minneapolis, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles as well as the usual suspects in Oakland and Portland over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody. Nothing says grief-stricken like boosting some free s*it and burning buildings. Watching with the rest of the nation was Rob O’Neill, the retired Navy SEAL who helped send Osama bin Laden to paradise to collect his 72 raisins (not a typo).He also had a lot of disdain for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN):
O’Neill’s Twitter time-line that started last evening and lasted until Saturday morning was a Rorschach test for the country. If you agreed with what he was saying you too were wondering what looting had to do with redeeming the death and honoring the memory of George Floyd.
“Un. Believable. I cannot believe I fought to defend you.”
You wanted Somalia. You got it. @IlhanMNI have a lot more respect for his opinion than that of Omar any day.
Sarah Hoyt comments upon Minneapolis going Baghdad, pointing out some convenient coincidences and reminding us that all of the “protests” about the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police have little to do with Floyd’s untimely death and more to do with “free s**t” and a certain election coming up in November, even if indirectly. She also points out that it seems all of the violent protests are exclusively in Blue cities.
Make of it what you will.
How can anyone be this f**king clueless? It takes a lot of work, a massive dose of psychoactive pharmaceuticals, and drinking a lot of the Progressive Kool-Aid.
Just in case the above is ‘disappeared’, here’s an additional link.
And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the temps have dropped from the 80’s to the 60’s, the weekend traffic hasn’t been all that bad, and where I am actually looking forward to returning to work on Monday so I can get some rest.