Oh, Wisconsin. Just when I start to feel a little pride in my home state, you snatch it away from me.
I grew out of the rich loam and manure of the Badger State, and I encountered many a beer-spattered, fromage-festooned troglodyte along the way, so this doesn’t really surprise me — but come on! So soon after electing a progressive supreme court judge you folks make a 180 and throw this onto the giant tire fire of fucknuttery?
Seems that some Wisconsinites are planning a “Freedom Rally” to protest the fact that shelter-in-place is working and the hospitals are not yet overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients. This latest development follows Gov. Tony Evers’ decision to extend his stay-at-home order until May 26.
The demonstration, led by ReOpen Wisconsin and Wisconsinites Against Excessive Quarantine, is scheduled for April 24, the day the governor’s initial order was slated to expire.
“Government mandating sick people to stay home is called quarantine. However, the government mandating healthy citizens to stay home, forcing businesses and churches to close is called tyranny,” ReOpen Wisconsin said in a statement to a local NBC affiliate. “It is not sustainable to continue this lockdown as the economic and societal consequences will be irreversible.”
The upcoming demonstration comes on the heels of a similar rally held Wednesday in Lansing, Mich., where dozens of protesters swarmed the statehouse to demand an end to the state’s stay-at-home order.
I live in Oregon now, so this kind of “civil disobedience” is unlikely to affect me personally. But I still have family in Wisconsin, and some of them watch Fox News. I’ve got work to do and Netflix to watch. Talking sense into My Mother the Hannity Fan is not where I want to direct my energies. And this kind of shit doesn’t help.
So please, stop. Read a book. I’m sure you could find something on the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic to help you while away the hours.
I’m not sure what else to say at this point.
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