Time for a reality check.
The GUARDIAN like most everyone else has hunkered down during the house arrest phase of the virus event.
We have to admit to a certain degree of “feeling down,” but short of any serious depression. Today we were able to realize it isn’t just the COVID show, but the cover it offers.
The right wingers see the well intended efforts of the Guv and health experts as attempts to deprive citizens of their rights. The liberal lefties see the right wingers as irresponsible idiots causing the deaths of their elderly relatives.
(We are inundated daily with web links to news from Israel, Sweden, and assorted universities with studies reenforcing various opinions about COVID-19)
The legacy media sits in their “office/bedroom” doing interviews via iPhone, repeating the same feel good stories.
–Boise’s Park Dept. plans to spend $280,000 to replace the wooden deck of the old 8th St. Bridge (bikes and pedestrians only) with concrete to eliminate the rumble noise.
–Mayor Mclean has hired Maria Weeg from Hilltop Communications to become the new PR lead in the “office of community engagement.” Weeg had been former Mayor Dave Bieter’s former campaign manager.
–Lt. Guv Janice McGeachin has become such a supporter of the uberright that Guv Brad Little is afraid to leave the state, fearful of what she may do in his absence. She is more of a loose cannon than anything in the Idaho National Guard inventory.
–People still manage to kill each other in car crashes, despite a welcome thinning of traffic density.
These times will never make sense (hopefully) to future generations. Toilet paper is like gold, TRILLIONS of dollars have suddenly been manufactured and given away, unemployment is the at the highest level in recorded history, and the stock market seems to be recovering.
This should offer up some topics of discussion and by way of explanation, your GUARDIAN is 74, tired, and lacks motivation to much more than shake his head in frustration.
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