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Owner Refuses to Close Kid Rock’s Nashville Bar, Says Order to Do So Would be ‘Unconstitutional’

Are those refusing to engage in “social distancing” putting their employees and patrons at risk?



The next few weeks here in the United States will be trying, perhaps a bit frustrating, and certainly unique, and the amount of time that we will spend under these conditions will be directly in proportion to how seriously we take the threat that COVID-19 poses.

This is no time for panic.  Yes, this is going to be a difficult adjustment to our everyday lives, but it’s not going to bring about the apocalypse.  This is a time for caution and for mitigating the risk of spreading the illness to our at-risk loved ones.

Remember, you can spread COVID-19 without yourself showing symptoms.  Everyone you come into contact with is a liability, either on your end or theirs, so limiting the scope of your company will be imperative.  In fact, the White House has said that no gathering should exceed ten Americans – a drastic move that will allow our nation to escape the nightmare that China and Italy have already experienced.

But some are simply refusing to take the virus seriously, and are putting a great many lives at risk.  This includes a bar owner in the tourist hotspot of Nashville, Tennessee.

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The owner of Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville said he is refusing to follow Mayor John Cooper’s plan to shut down all bars in the city’s tourist hot-spot Lower Broadway during the coronavirus pandemic. After a video of a packed bar went viral overnight, the Metro Board of Health approved a plan to shut down all bars in Davidson County, including the honky-tonks in downtown Nashville. The Tennessee Department of Health reported 39 cases of coronavirus in the state, with 17 in Davidson County alone.

After Cooper announced his plans, Steve Smith, who owns the bar with Kid Rock’s name on it, as well as The Diner and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, said he will not follow the rule until a statewide mandate is issued. Smith called the decision “unconstitutional.”

“Unless there’s a statewide mandate that directs all bars and restaurants to be closed, the request made by Mayor Cooper is unconstitutional as he is targeting a select group of businesses,” Smith said in a statement. “We are compassionate with those who have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus and all who are helping manage the crisis as the entire world addresses the outbreak. However, a Tootsie’s patron as immediate as last night, mentioned having lived through the polio epidemic and didn’t recall such extreme measures being handed down in history.”

Smith obviously hasn’t subscribed to the reality that the sooner we restrict our social interactions the sooner this crisis will end.


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Gov. Cuomo On Coronavirus Nursing Home Deaths: It’s Trump’s Fault



New York Gov. Cuomo doubled down on his state’s now-scrapped nursing home policy that critics say contributed to thousands of coronavirus deaths and instead blamed the problem on President Trump and his administration.

“New York followed the president’s agencies’ guidance,” he said, per Fox News. “What New York did was follow what the Republican Administration said to do. That’s not my attempt to politicize it. It’s my attempt to depoliticize it. So don’t criticize the state for following the president’s policy.”


New York governor Andrew Cuomo is still defending his administration’s policy of sending COVID-19 positive individuals into nursing homes and other adult care facilities with populations at risk of contracting the deadly virus. This time though, he found a convenient target to blame for the illnesses and deaths: President Donald Trump.

At a press conference Saturday, Cuomo claimed that he was only following the president’s directives when he issued his nursing home plan.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has, indeed, issued some guidance on coronavirus and nursing facilities, according to the network, but it refers largely to those individuals who might have been accepted at an adult care facility before the pandemic began, and does not appear to reference COVID-19 positive patients specifically.

Instead, the CDC guidance say that, “nursing homes should admit any individuals that they would normally admit to their facility, including individuals from hospitals where a case of COVID-19 was/is present.” The CDC also required that “any newly admitted and readmitted resident with a COVID-19 case to be placed in a designated COVID-19 care unit, while those who have met the criteria to have recovered can return to a regular unit in the nursing home,” according to Fox News. More

So what’s new about this? The liberal New York governor Andrew Cuomo has done what all liberals do and has attempted to blame others for his own inept actions. The really sad thing about his deflection is, some will actually believe him.

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California Doctors Have Seen More Suicides Than Coronavirus Deaths

Once again, Trump is right. Closing down society is worse than the virus itself.



California doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since the lockdown began.

Most of the suicides have been younger people dealing with unprecedented levels of stress related to job loss and isolation in the midst of several months of quarantine measures, according to health workers at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, located 25 miles east of San Francisco.

Washington Examiner:

Doctors in Northern California say they have seen more deaths from suicide than they’ve seen from the coronavirus during the pandemic.

“The numbers are unprecedented,” Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, told ABC 7 News about the increase of deaths by suicide, adding that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.

DeBoisblanc said he believes it’s time for California officials to end the stay-at-home order and let people back out into their communities.

“Personally, I think it’s time,” he said. “I think, originally, this was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients. We have the current resources to do that, and our other community health is suffering.” More

For the first time in their lives, a lot of the pampered young people are facing hard times. Instead of helping them the Governor is giving illegals money.

What is wrong with these people? It’s only been two months, for heaven’s sake. The pioneers who built this country faced hostile natives, bear and cougar attacks, famine, drought, disease, life-threatening accidents with no doctors or hospitals, extreme weather that would shutter them in for entire seasons. Modern civilization has forgotten how to survive, and this epidemic is nothing in comparison.

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15 Days After Lockdown Ease, Georgia Sees Lowest Day Of COVID Hospitalizations

Narrative fail!



Governor Brian Kemp

Republican Governor Brian Kemp said Saturday that Georgia has its lowest number of hospitalized patients positive for the novel coronavirus since hospitals across the state started reporting the number in early April.

“Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th,” Kemp posted to Twitter on Saturday. “Today also marks the lowest total of ventilators in use (897 with 1,945 available). We will win this fight together!”

Daily Wire:

Republican Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia celebrated the state’s lowest number of hospitalized novel coronavirus patients and the fewest number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators on Saturday, 15 days since the Republican loosened lockdown restrictions in the face of persistent attacks from the mainstream media and the public disapproval of President Donald Trump.

Respiratory symptoms of COVID-19 “typically appear an average of 5-6 days after exposure, but may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure,” per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UC San Diego Health notes.

As noted by The New York Times, Kemp reopened large parts of Georgia’s economy on April 24, adding, of course, COVID-19 precautions, like screening workers for fever.

According to a daunting CNN headline published April 28, “Georgia’s daily coronavirus deaths will nearly double by August with relaxed social distancing, model suggests.”

“Kemp allowed for the reopening of hair and nail salons, barber shops, massage businesses and gyms under new safety standards. He allowed restaurants and theaters to reopen with new restrictions Monday,” the CNN report said. “With the assumption of relaxed social distancing, the model predicts that the number of Covid-19 deaths per day in Georgia will jump from 32 people dying on May 1 to a projected 63 people dying per day by August 4.” More

So much for the doomsday experts. Governor Brian Kemp deserves some big applause for not backing down. Somebody had to step out and be the front runner. He did it and proved he has a backbone! Others are now following his lead. Congratulations Georgia!

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Victor Davis Hanson: The ‘Credentialed Class’ Keeps Getting It Wrong On Coronavirus



Conservative commentator and historian Victor Davis Hanson criticized the expert elite for basically getting everything wrong during the Coronavirus pandemic, destroying the world economy and countless lives as a result.

Victor Davis Hanson said that it makes no sense that the United States adopted a one-size-fits-all approach to the pandemic considering that none of the models have turned out as predicted and just three states – New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts – account for most of the country’s deaths.

“I think people realize something that their officials don’t. I’m speaking from California where next week we are supposed to have 25 million cases and 1 million dead; we have only 50,000 cases and 2,200 dead; it’s off by a huge magnitude,” Hanson began. “One size does not fit all. Even the monstrosities of the bureaucracies in Europe, the EU, doesn’t try to say that Germany’s policy will apply to Spain or Italy’s policies will apply to Germany. It doesn’t work that way. And we are a very diverse country.”

“Just three states: Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey account for about 55% of all the deaths and, yet, they only have about 11% of the population,” he continued. “But California and Texas and Florida, they have about 30% of all the people in the United States and they’ve had about 5,500 deaths, so they are just radically different situations. This one-size-fits-all doesn’t work.”

He added that the experts need to stop with the generalizations about the whole country and instead start focusing on why the outbreak hit those three states so badly.

“We need to focus on those three states and ask ourselves why 11 or 12% of the population has suffered 55% of the fatalities,” he said. “Is it the weather? Is it population density? Is it elevators and subways? The credentialed class has been wrong on almost everything and the people have lost confidence because they don’t address these basic practical questions that people want answered for.”

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Dozens Dead After Lockdown Measures Delayed Heart Surgeries



At least 35 people died while waiting for treatment after hospitals were cleared for coronavirus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott: “Decisions on delayed treatments were made by teams of doctors and other medical professionals as per pandemic plans written years ago.”

“Unintended consequences” is a phrase progressives don’t seem to understand.

Daily Wire:

Tens of thousands of medical procedures have been postponed in Ontario, Canada, anticipating a novel coronavirus patient surge that has yet to come, a report from the independent Financial Accountability Office (FAO) found late last month.

Delayed heart surgeries, for example, have already resulted in around 35 deaths, a University Health Network (UHN) report states.

“A report has been released today by UHN with respect to cardiac deaths and it has been estimated that approximately 35 people may have passed away because their surgeries were not performed,” Health Minister Christine Elliott acknowledged last Tuesday, according to Toronto Star.

“Any death that happened because of COVID-19 — whether directly or indirectly — is a tragedy,” Elliott continued. “We feel for those families who’ve lost family members — whether it has been from cancer death, cardiac death or a COVID-19 death. But these were decisions that we had to make. The decisions were made by medical personnel.” More

Will these deaths be classified as “coronavirus related?” Socialized Medicine is deadly incompetent? Who could have possibly known?

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Elon Musk Pushes Reopening: ‘FREE AMERICA NOW’



Elon Musk is urging states across the country to put an end to lockdowns aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.

In a series of tweets, Musk posted phrases like “FREE AMERICA NOW” and “Give people their freedom back” in response to the lockdowns, which have been in place throughout much of the country amid the pandemic.


On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk urged governors across the nation to start opening up the economy to “free America now.” 

In a series of recent tweets, Musk appeared to question the effectiveness of lockdowns, applauded Republican Governor Greg Abbott of Texas for announcing a large economic re-opening come Friday, and bluntly stated in all caps: “FREE AMERICA NOW.”

“Give people their freedom back!” Musk captioned a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled, “Do Lockdowns Save Many Lives? In Most Places, the Data Say No.” The piece argued, “The speed with which officials shuttered the economy appears not to be a factor in Covid deaths.” More

“Bravo Texas!” the 48-year-old captioned a post from the Texas Tribune, titled, “Texas restaurants, retailers and other businesses can reopen Friday. Here’s the rules they have to follow.”

“Parties of six or less, disposable menus and limited capacity are among the new rules businesses will follow if they open this Friday,” the piece outlined.

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The idiots came out in force:
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OUTRAGEOUS! NY Refused To Send Nursing Home’s COVID-19 Patients To Nearly Empty USNS Comfort



OUTRAGEOUS! NY Refused To Send Nursing Home’s COVID-19 Patients To Nearly Empty USNS Comfort

A Brooklyn nursing home where 55 elderly people have died from Coronavirus begged New York health officials to move its sick residents to the Navy hospital ship the USNS Comfort but was denied.

‘I was told those facilities were only for hospitals’ Tuchman told the New York Post. Now the 360-bed nursing home is topping the nation’s list of nursing home deaths.

NY Post:

New York health officials were warned in writing that a Brooklyn nursing home where 55 patients have died of coronavirus was overwhelmed — weeks before it began topping the state’s official list of resident COVID-19 deaths, damning emails show.

Cobble Hill Health Center CEO Donny Tuchman sent a desperate email to state Health Department officials on April 9, asking if there was “a way for us to send our suspected covid patients” to the hospital built inside the Javits Convention Center or the US Naval hospital ship Comfort — the under-utilized federal medical facilities on Manhattan’s West Side.

“We don’t have the ability to cohort right now based on staffing and we really want to protect our other patients,” Tuchman wrote in a chain of the emails reviewed by The Post.

He was denied.

“I was told those facilities were only for hospitals” to send their overflow patients, Tuchman said.

At the time Tuchman sent his plea, only 134 of the 1,000 beds at the Javits Center were full and the Comfort — which had just been reconfigured to treat up to 500 COVID-19 patients — had a mere 62 on board.

Adding insult to injury, the Navy hospital ship wound up treating just 179 patients before Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday said it was no longer needed. More

New York forced nursing homes to take Coronavirus patients. Thereby putting at risk the most vulnerable population. Instead of sending them to available isolation sites. This was an intentional decision. There is no way anyone can make the decision to send infected patients to mingle with uninfected and not know the inevitable results.

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