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Posted By: AltaD, 3/16/2020 7:44:56 PM

Officials in six San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a sweeping shelter-in-place mandate Monday affecting nearly 7 million people, ordering residents to stay at home and go outside only for food, medicine and outings that are absolutely essential. The order says residents must stay inside and venture out only for necessities for three weeks starting Tuesday in a desperate attempt by officials to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.(Snip) Mayor London Breed criticized what she called a “terrible response" by federal officials. “We can't sit back and wait for the federal government to do anything. Unfortunately, they have not been as proactive


I'm really tired of this - Trump won't do my job for me so I now have to do it myself - attitude from mayors and governors.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Plex 3/16/2020 7:48:27 PM (No. 348408)
It should be obvious to these people that the Feds don't have the authority but they do.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: kono 3/16/2020 7:58:33 PM (No. 348412)
The SF advisory tries to blend strictness with flexibility, and fails to achieve either. Stay in your homes unless you have something essential to do. Oh, but outdoor activities are ok with somebody who lives with you, or with a friend if you keep 6 feet apart... Justified travel includes Care for family / pet. I guess if you are one who helps a neighbor, they're screwed unless they can find a family member to handle it. It seems care for self isn't included, either. But in a way I'm kind of glad the efforts to define and announce soft quarantines have been this sloppy -- it reflects that these authorities haven't much practice doing this sort of thing. Yet..... Lord, help us.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: wweste 3/16/2020 7:58:56 PM (No. 348413)
Our system of government is different from many other countries. The local government maintains control of all assets used in the response and recovery efforts, regardless of the source of those assets. Local governments must plan and prepare for this role with the support of the State and Federal governments. So the issue is the local and state governments are not willing to do their job and are blaming the federal government for their own inaction.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: tom7 3/16/2020 7:59:47 PM (No. 348414)
FInger-pointing is usually the best solution for any tough problem - if you are a Democrat and completely unable to do anything on your own.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mizzmac 3/16/2020 8:00:24 PM (No. 348416)
SF gives the finger to the Federal Government when it comes to giving sanctuary to illegals (even criminals), but wants the Daddy-state to fix its problems. Go figure. You're the Mayor, honey. You ran. You won. Lead.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chiritwo 3/16/2020 8:00:49 PM (No. 348418)
President Trump was doing his job by stopping flights from China etc. (while your party called him all sorts of nasty names). He was doing his job while your party was doing the phony impeachment coup. It's your job to clean up your tent cities, not the Federal Gov't. If the virus gets there, all hell will break loose.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Axeman 3/16/2020 8:00:57 PM (No. 348419)
F'n fascists. Because of 50 deaths nationwide? I hope this is tax deductible.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/16/2020 8:02:22 PM (No. 348421)
Democrats (and their propaganda outlets, the MSM) have blamed Trump for every real or imagined problem for the last four years. Did anyone think they would suddenly stop now? They are despicable people and, unfortunately, the Wuhan coronavirus doesn't change that.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: hammondb3 3/16/2020 8:02:58 PM (No. 348422)
Sanctuary cities have told the Feds to get lost... remember?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mass Minority 3/16/2020 8:03:59 PM (No. 348423)
Ordering the lock down of 7 million people, ordering them to stay indoors and not leave their homes. If they try to enforce this what is the difference between this order and a declaration of Marshall law? I think closing the schools is overkill school students are in the lowest risk group and if they cannot go to school who tales care of them? In a lot of cases it will be Grandma and Grandpa, people in the highest risk group. Social isolation, the new watchword of the power hungry.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: janjan 3/16/2020 8:05:01 PM (No. 348426)
Enough is enough. These power mad local and State governments need to step back. They are erasing our constitutional rights and do not have the authority. We have to quit being sheep and fight back or this crap will become permanent.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: greggojo 3/16/2020 8:18:02 PM (No. 348435)
This is ridiculous and unnecessary. What makes sense is what Newsom said: "Gov. Gavin Newsom urged the state's 5.3 million people who are 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions to isolate at home." People over 65 should stay home. They should also avoid any contact with younger people, who might be asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19. There is no reason for those under 65 who are healthy to stay home.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: skacmar 3/16/2020 8:20:07 PM (No. 348438)
As Mayor, you are responsible for a lot of things during a crisis. Mayor Breed is just another liberal whiner waiting to be told what to do so she does not have to accept any responsibility for her actions if the response is negative or not popular. She reminds me of the Mayor of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico. They would rather gripe and moan about what everyone else is not doing for them instead of doing something for themselves or their city and the residents.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: gymnast 3/16/2020 8:28:01 PM (No. 348442)
San Fran trying to protect it's Bernie bros.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hobbitmom 3/16/2020 8:31:32 PM (No. 348443)
The first time I heard of this nonsensical, "shelter-in-place," was after the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Horrifying. I immediately thought it to be absolutely wrong. It's a matter of forcing people to play at cowardice. Hide, be frightened, freeze, wait until we tell you, to come out, come out!! How did that work out for you? The second thing that was apparent to me is how embarrassing it was that it took six days to find the brothers who were responsible for the attack. Six days!! It showed law enforcement to be completely inept. And it just so happened a civilian, checking on his boat, alerted authorities! If he was hiding instead, how long would it have taken, and how many more would have been hurt, maimed, and killed? No to shelter-in-place.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 3/16/2020 8:46:10 PM (No. 348447)
Ignorant leftists. The LOCAL government is supposed to take care of local problems, based on the local conditions. The expectations of a top down, one size fits all approach is why these leftist fools always fail.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/16/2020 8:53:44 PM (No. 348452)
will the homeless be required to keep the 6 foot distance while pooping and peeing on the sidewalks?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: worried 3/16/2020 8:55:22 PM (No. 348455)
Yes, stay indoors, while those of us who love the sun and stay out in it are far less likely to catch the virus. I'm old, and should be more vulnerable, but I have gone out to restaurants, and shopping in stores, but have yet to come down with anything. Those of you who are staying inside and breathing stale air all the time aren't doing yourselves any good. It's like hiding under the blankets so the monster can't find you, and believing you are safe. So cower in your little bubble, and pray that it doesn't develop a leak, for the monster could sneak in there.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bohallx 3/16/2020 9:00:28 PM (No. 348458)
Well, darned folks. I thought they were all sanctuary cities and didn't take federal orders. Guess they need to figure out what to do now.... maybe those CDC recommended directives.... the very sort of federal guidance they supposedly abhor.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 3/16/2020 9:08:37 PM (No. 348464)
Except illegals and the homeless who will go about their normal business of crime and pollution.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: zzzghy 3/16/2020 9:11:34 PM (No. 348465)
Shelter in place? Morons. This will make things worse. The stupids will spaz out even more; they'll sit in there breathing stale air while watching CNN and chewing their lips off. Does this mean witchypoo pelosi's beloved heroin hobos can no longer defecate in the streets with impunity? Perhaps they can go to one of her mansions and demand to use the toilets. This is a calculated propaganda move. Know it.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/16/2020 9:14:46 PM (No. 348467)
Especially interesting in light of the "Coronavirus and the Sun..." article posted two down from this one. Breed is essentially forbidding people from getting fresh air and sunlight! What a controlling Fascist she is.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: czechlist 3/16/2020 9:16:07 PM (No. 348468)
What do you do with those who choose to ignore the order? Do you throw them into crowded jails? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a quarantine? Fine them? What if they refuse to pay or can't? Jail again? I am retired from "the largest defense contractor in the world". There w ere 3000 employees at my facility and I interacted with dozens of people every day. I drove b y that plant today and the parking lots were full. But they close bars and restaurants with fewer clients?, Fiasco.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: SALady 3/16/2020 9:16:13 PM (No. 348469)
All we have been hearing about is how important it is to be outside in the sunshine to fight this virus. Now the same geniuses in San Fornication that let homeless bums poop on the sidewalk want everyone to cower inside in the dark. But, hey, as long as they can blame their president, Donald Trump, it's all OK!!!!!!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Bona Fides 3/16/2020 9:31:44 PM (No. 348478)
San Fran you, the longshoreman on the West building America, today I hardly know ye. San Fran tell me about yourself. Do you want to be with America? Your choice, your consequences. Don’t “f” around. Next!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: EQKimball 3/16/2020 11:55:37 PM (No. 348541)
We are a nation of 350 million people. More than 50,000 people will die this year in auto accidents. Should all drivers self-quarantine? This is insane.
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