Friday, October 16, 2020

The Midget Speaks

 Remember Tony Faucci, that fellow who runs the... I forget... what's the acronym?   He's the infectious disease expert who led us astray on lock downs.  Yeah, that guy.

Now, he says that Thanksgiving is a risk for spreading Covid.  Yeah, okay.

Given the fluid and dynamic nature of what’s going on right now in the spread and the uptick of infections, I think people should be very careful and prudent about social gatherings, particularly when members of the family might be at a risk because of their age or their underlying condition… You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering, unless you’re pretty certain that the people that you’re dealing with are not infected.

Doc, you have had nine months to solve this puzzle, and frankly, we're not a whole lot closer than we were when you began your prognosis.  You have managed, almost single-handedly to change America from a vibrant, freedom-loving beacon of hope into a scared, over-cautious nanny-state.

I am going to celebrate Thanksgiving.  I"m going to smoke a big ol' bird, probably cook a ham, and spend time with the trimmings.  I'll give thanks to my Lord, and enjoy the company of family and friends.

I would remind Doc Faucci about another great American tradition, one that has fallen out of favor among polite company.  Tar and feathers.  These used to be applied to overly talkative bureaucrats who didn't know when to sit down and shut up.  Perhaps it's time that we resurrect that tradition.


Anonymous said...

Sincerenly hoping you and yours catch it, suffer tremendously for a while, then succumb to it. Shut the hell up about things you know nothing about.

Old NFO said...

Hey Any mouse... Bite me! Why don't you come out and say that crap without hiding behind your mother's skirt in her basement!

Judy said...

Thanksgiving is serious business in my family. We may not celebrate on Thursday. We have quite a few family members who don't work 9-5 Monday thru Friday jobs but celebrate our blessings, we do, whichever day we can get together. We also respect each other enough that if one of us is sick we let the hosting family know we won't be coming.

A little common sense goes a long way in keeping everybody healthy. Why if-you-are-sick-stay-at-home hasn't been the social norm since they figured out how infections are transmitted, I don't know.