Congressional LOCKDOWNS as standard policy

Posted On: Friday - January 8th 2021 11:47AM MST
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From a term heard 2 years ago only in maximum security prisons and occasionally airport terminals, but I repeat myself, LOCKDOWN is now familiar to everyday Americans. We are supposed to not be free in our movements during these prescribed periods. (Well, the start times are known well in advance, but the end times are up in the air.) It was really fun to hear of the US Senate, maybe House too(?) being placed in this LOCKDOWN state due to fear of a hundred or two unarmed Americans in THEIR House of Represntin'.

It would be great if we could expand on this Congressional LOCKDOWN policy. Perhaps Americans could LOCKDOWN the House and Senate only during important policy-making days, using the venue for more constructive activities, such as performances of the Vagina Monologues or more politically correct versions. The Senators and Reps could work in deeper levels of the parking garage under 10 kiloton resistant desks.

When it comes down to it, why does the Congress have to meet in person at all now? They seemed scared shitless of Black Plague 2.0, wearing their asinine face diapers and keeping the filled seats down to 1/2 or less. There’s zoom, and no, the Chinese CCP doesn’t need zoom to infiltrate – they already have via Zhou Bai Dien.

Really, it would be better for all of us if these Congresscritters “worked” from home. They would be more accessible to their constituents, provided they don’t put up concrete barriers and fencing, they’d save taxpayers’ money, and, most importantly, the wouldn’t be able to smooze and make underhanded backroom deals without fear of being hacked. Oh, yeah, and those among them that start out principled wouldn’t be prone to going native, as per Peak Stupidity‘s theory, see The Cocktail Party theory of Political Stupidity.

"Our high government officials will be working from home until further notice."

Saturday - January 9th 2021 12:19PM MST
PS "Lockdown" has been used in our school since Columbine- we had (have?) "hard" lockdowns, and "soft" lockdowns- I never really knew the difference. We had a an action plan, or, as Baldrick would say "a cunning plan", in case of emergency, which of course would all go to shit if a mass shooter situation were to have happened. Arming the occasional teacher was never on the table, as were are in New England, where only Literally Hitlers have guns. Some people I respect, like the Ed Realist, think guns in schools are a bad idea- I'd have to go back and look up why, but he or she is someone whose opinions I take seriously. I just know I shouldn't have a gun, because , as Sgt. Major Stewart told me in high school, I couldn't hit a cow in the rump with a handful of rice.

Speaking of lockdowns- now that it's all but certain that Slow Joe and Kam are in, I believe the Corona Doom lockdowns will continue indefinitely. The goalposts have been spotted about 20 miles east of the east end of the stadium end zone. Charlie Parker just extended out current level of corona panic for another two weeks, I guess to flatten the curve. I'd like to flatten his curve. At least he hasn't lately trotted out one of his bogus stories about friends of his who caught the Wuflu.
Max Rockatansky
Saturday - January 9th 2021 10:37AM MST
PS Big tech Bolsheviks=intelligence agencies.
They didn't become a blob or arbiters of the first amendment by accident.
Russia 1917-1918, USSA 2020.
Plan accordingly.
Adam Smith
Saturday - January 9th 2021 9:09AM MST
PS: Good morning Mr. Moderator...

"I guess I am wrong in saying the word comes directly from prison terminology."

I don't think you are wrong at all. I think you are completely correct in that the term comes directly from prison terminology. As modern American skools are very much like prison it seems somehow natural that prison style lockdowns would spread to the skools.

We are unfamiliar, but the kids have been subjected to this their whole lives. Unfortunately, it's completely natural to them and I believe that has consequences for society as a whole.

Mr. Blanc, about your comment.

• Agree: Adam Smith

I hope you all have a great day.

Saturday - January 9th 2021 8:54AM MST
PS: Adam, I had read you comment before, so I think you for that take on "LOCKDOWN" too, as my reply ought to have been directed at you too. I guess I am wrong in saying the word comes directly from prison terminology. Guys our age aren't familiar, but yeah, the kids ...

Thanks for the comment. That explains things.
Saturday - January 9th 2021 8:51AM MST
PS: Cloudbuster, I saw where you wrote in on that one post about "Localism". I know that I was on the fence on that one argument (about whether white people should avoid joining the military), so I didn't chime it. Plus, my New Years resolution.

That Realist guy has been an a-hole to me some time before too. My way is simply to insult back just as hard, as you probably know. You may rather just quit there than getting like that. I can understand that.

OK, I just read the thread. I see you wrote calmly back, but the guy kept at it. Yeah, he had no reason to use that "piss and moan" bit. I see both sides of the argument, but the guy ruined a good conversation on an important topic by insulting you for the hell of it.
Saturday - January 9th 2021 8:44AM MST
PS: Alarmist, you are right. They do have that term in schools, for when there's one of those "active shooters" (I hate that term too.) The way it is, schools are set up, organization-wise, an awful lot like prisons these days, so maybe I was not wrong at all. ;-}

Mr. Hail, as Alarmist says, the term's been used elsewhere, but prison is where it comes from. Young people get used to what they grow up with, as sick as it is. However, the term was not in widespread use until this Kung Flu Panic.
Saturday - January 9th 2021 8:40AM MST
PS: Preezy, I gotta learn more about this Build Back Better Bullshit. The people I've read about that used the expression sure didn't seem like the type to build anything.

Mr. Blanc, I agree completely. Every time I hear some one mention "our leaders", I wonder, do we need elected leaders? I thought they were just supposed to be administrators. I'll have to get on that post I've meant to write on public "servants". When's the last time it really meant that, during George Washington's tme?
Adam Smith
Friday - January 8th 2021 8:27PM MST
PS: Good evening everyone...

A whole generation of students were subjected to "lockdown" drills starting around the turn of the century. During the 2003-04 school year 79% of American schools practiced so called active shooter and/or "lockdown" drills. The number increased to 92% in 2017–18.

I suspect this is why college kids seem so compliant with face diapering and the idea that "government" can just issue a "lockdown" that must be obeyed. They have been conditioned since childhood that "lockdown" is normal.

As these people are young adults now it would make sense that "lockdown", the word and the concept, would become so mainstream. It seems sudden to those of us who did not grow up with "lockdown", but to most young adults it is something they have been accustomed to all their lives.

Friday - January 8th 2021 7:56PM MST
PS You know, I gave AE another try. This time I was discussing the value of military training and it was Realist that went to personal attacks and accusing me of things I never said. Unintelligent Dasein also responded, but I have him on ignore so I don't even know what he said.

Fool me twice (or fourteen or fifteen times) and shame on me. What a bunch of fucking assholes.
Friday - January 8th 2021 7:31PM MST

I wanted to make a post about the sudden mainstreaming of the word 'Lockdown' back in April but never got around to it. You have mentioned it multiple times.

I think a lot of international-English speakers will assume it was always mainstream English, and English-native-speakers born after, when, 2010?, might assume the same.
The Alarmist
Friday - January 8th 2021 3:14PM MST

Wasn’t the term ‘lockdown’ already common in US public schools in the past decade?

BTW, when I was a youngster in school, we had to do “Duck & Cover” drills, but the desks weren’t very useful for blast overpressures from the megaton weapons the Sovs would have lobbed at us. If anything, our congress-critters should get the same desks we give to our youngtsers. For the new CD (Congress Defense) film, Senator McConnell can reprise the role of Bert the Turtle.
Friday - January 8th 2021 2:04PM MST
PS Since we seem to be at the point where the entire edifice has to be demolished, perhaps we should be thinking about abolishing “representatives” and governing ourselves. Maybe it won’t be entirely feasible, but it should be the starting point of our analysis of future government.
Preezy of the Steezy Stacy Abrams
Friday - January 8th 2021 12:28PM MST
PS Build Wakanda Back Better
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