Posted On: Monday - April 20th 2020 9:35PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Humor  US Police State  Movies  Kung Flu Stupidity
(Steve Sailer discussed a problem with these photos, the Telephoto Trickery.)
Per Zerohedge, the Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida has ALLOWED people to be on the beaches, after being banned since the Kung Flu hysteria kicked into high gear. What a stupid policy that was, preventing people from at least spending some of their time off in a nice place where one COULD get away from people, old file photos not withstanding.
One thing I should say about this LOCKDOWN and SHELTER-IN-PlACE police state bit, is that it was conducted at the local and State level. That doesn't make it constitutional by the State Constitutions, but there's at least a little bit of Federalism (States' rights) thought left. The top-down advice from the leaders of this Panic-Fest was unfortunately heeded by too many State and local officials. Perhaps it was a game of one-up-smanship, as in "hey, North Carolina's closed the boat ramps, we'll close the beaches AND the boat ramps. That'll show everyone my leadership!"
Per the ZH article, Crowds Swarm Florida Beaches Amid Phased Reopening As Critics Slam "#FloridaMorons" - WARNING BELOW* , there's some pushback from the usual morons, calling others morons for not wanting to live under police state lockdowns. It seems very political, though ...
I appreciate this magnanimous gesture by the Mayor though.
Mayor Lenny Curry (R) of Jacksonville,
did you ever know you were my hero?
I can fly higher than an eagle.
Governor Ron DeSantis (R), you are the wind beneath my wings!
[NO, NO BETTE MIDELER! - Ed]
Where were we?
Oh, yeah, it seems kind of political.
As is always the case in this polarized time, not everyone was supportive of the re-opening. Lake Worth Beach City Commissioner Omari Hardy tweeted angrily (and clearly politically):Hey, Omari, whaddya' using my "fake news" bit, now? Get some new material. Mr. Suarez, you ought to be in the ICU, or at least not up and about exerting yourself with this bloviating. How about y'all worry about Lake Worth and Miami, respectively - you're not part of real Florida anyway."When a person doesn’t believe in science, they do dumb things."And Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, who contracted coronavirus himself, called the reopening in Jacksonville “very concerning,” adding that Florida was “not out of the woods yet” and the consequences of reopening too soon were “very, very scary.”
"When a person in power doesn't believe in science, they do dumb things that hurt the public. This move is so dumb that I had to make sure it wasn’t fake news. You guys, it isn’t fake news.”
Peak Stupidity uses what one used to call "file photos" all the time. Now, one can simply go to bing search (seems to work the best) and type in key words and "images". It's pretty amazing, I gotta say. Type in "Bikini Girls eating Tacos" and you'll get ... well, hold on ... OK, plenty of girls eating tacos in loose halter tops, so really not exactly ... and pictures of girls in bikinis eating watermelons and corn dogs, but .. you get what I mean, right?
Yes, I've picked out images of politicians, for example, that kind of illustrated my point more than different images of them would have. However, the point here is to say the the beaches are open, and people are supposed to stay apart or with their own families.
If you're gonna put any old file photo up, and it's a story about the beach, why don't you just do this?:
Elton John (really his lyricist Bernie Taupin) sings about being a genuine example of a Social Disease. This is from the best of all his albums, IMO, the 2-LP*** album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road from 1973.
Elton John – vocals, piano and all manner of other keyboards
Dee Murray – bass guitar
Davey Johnstone – guitars of all sorts and banjo
Nigel Olsson – drums, congas, tambourine
[UPDATE 04/23:] Struck out story of file phone (Getty Image) being old, as I've got new information that this may be fake news. My sincerest apologies are due, as I don't want to be the spreader of it myself. I'll fix this up better later on.
* Holy crap, Zerohedge is a pain in the ass. Please don't tell me to get another browser, as it locks up hotel lobby computers too. I had to restart the machine due to having this ZH article up, and will just paraphrase the comment I liked due to this bullshit. Beware of clicking it - save your work first. C'mon Tyler Durden, take out some of your scripts! (It used to be a great site, I swear!)
** Hey, there are SO MANY beaches in the area and up (to Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach) and down that east shore. I've been to Atlantic Beach in Jax, as I recall - pretty nice.
*** That meant Long Playing record.