[ Editor’s Note: This is sad on multiple levels. Here we are in the peak of the winter coronavirus surge with the virus vaccine just around the corner, and elitist thinking Republicans can’t bother to hold a caucus meeting under the Covid guidelines.
I honor everyone’s right to cull themselves from the herd, but please just order a virus shot sent to your mail order so you die at home with maybe in-laws that you did not like going out with you, and spare the rest of us.
There has not been much discussion of ignoring basic virus safety rules in public being a form of battery on innocent victims. While many might view this as extreme, my response would be that the devastation from the virus has been extreme, and they should stick that in their pipe and smoke it.
I do not remember any of these legislatures passing rules of personal conduct where violations would require their removal. Claims of that being silly fall flat. Someone that refuses to mask up or whatever can have a computer tech set them up on Zoom, and they can stay home while ignoring all the safety rules they want but stay the hell away from the rest of us.
The Trump Whitehouse was the cheerleader for ignoring Covid precautions; and I am still surprised that with all the office infections and ‘screw Covid’ events held there that no one died that I remember, which makes me curious about that ‘special treatment’ they have for ‘special people’.
We have all sat here and watched Trump abandon his chief of state post, which included abandoning doing anything about the Covid upsurge that would prevent his being able to claim credit for and stealing that of others like the vaccine people.
He has given us Covid bookends for his 2020 legacy. He didn’t do squat about it at the beginning, so depressed stock markets would not tank his re-election chances, and here at the end of the year, while totally focused on stealing the election from Biden, he also did nothing to combat the Covid pandemic.
This has shown us that we need some way to remove a president that nuts out in a situation like this in the future. We are paying too high a price not to take a look at the whole presidential immunity situation with a more experienced view than we have had previously.
We have a government based to a large degree on precedent. I for one am uncomfortable to continue this “Trump precedent,” where he became a national security threat to us all, and yet we are held to giving him a free pass… Jim W. Dean ]
New Hampshire’s new house speaker dies Of COVID-19, dividing party on health guidelines
…from NBC News, YouTube
First published … December 12, 2012
Following the sudden death of New Hampshire Speaker of the House Dick Hinch to COVID-19, the state’s governor is pleading for residents to take the coronavirus seriously.
The 71-year-old’s death comes at a time when statewide cases are reaching new highs and has left members of his own party divided on health guidelines. NBC’s Kathy Park reports for Weekend TODAY.