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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 4/15/2020 12:15:07 AM

As week 5 of the Wuhan Chinese Bat Flu shutdown gets underway I find myself entertaining brief moments of optimism. I've been tending toward pessimism regarding everyone being able to go outside and have any fun again, fairly convinced that we might be out of commission until the fall. There must have been something in the delicious homebrew that my neighbor social-distance dropped at my door for Easter because I found myself in a couple of conversations on Monday about making plans when we get the freedom to roam again. Dare to dream, my friends! When I was first asked what I wanted to do most when we're allowed to congregate,


I'm going to the beach. I live sneezing distance away from the ocean and yet we can't go because they all are closed. So I'm packing my chair, my umbrella, sun cream, some cold beverages and a good book or two. I will stay there until I am burnt to a crisp or out of stuff to read or drink. I am also going on a long drive. Where to, I have no idea. But I'm going to fill my gas tank and take off and drive where the roads lead me. For no good reason. Because I can do so now. We Americans were not bred to be cowering in our homes. It is time to get back to life. Open the damn country!!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/15/2020 12:44:01 AM (No. 379940)
Heck, I just want to see shelves stocked with paper and cleaning products again.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyHen 4/15/2020 12:51:32 AM (No. 379943)
I'm going to go hug my mom!!! She turned 80 last month and we never got to celebrate her birthday so that is at the top of the list too. She looks,acts, and feels 15 years younger than she is so she is itching to get back to her life too.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2020 1:47:42 AM (No. 379967)
The only thing I am doing different now is not having dinner with friends or eating at restaurants with my wife. Nothing else is different for us. We wash our hands more, spray alcohol on hands after leaving a store shopping, before touching our car, and wipe down the shopping cart handle with an alcohol wipe. Nothing at all beyond that. I'll start back eating in restaurants as soon as they open them back up.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 4/15/2020 6:41:03 AM (No. 380038)
They should be demands, not wish lists. This is our country and we have a Constitution. A lot of governors and local officials are going to lose their jobs.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/15/2020 6:44:28 AM (No. 380043)
I'm going to Mass first. Then I'm going to get some new clothes and get my hair trimmed. I'll eat at a restaurant and take my grandchildren. I still go visit them, my city has had very few cases and no deaths so I am not in the least afraid. I just want to get back to normal.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LesUNo 4/15/2020 7:13:57 AM (No. 380064)
I believe, if pushed far enough, the people will decide when this ends....not the government.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 4/15/2020 7:15:09 AM (No. 380067)
Nice that you can sit outside with the neighbors on Friday night. It is now 28 degrees here. So much for that idea.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mekkkk 4/15/2020 8:23:07 AM (No. 380132)
Finally the good old life!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Clinger 4/15/2020 8:24:53 AM (No. 380134)
Yea #7 it's a winter wonderland here this morning. I was just sharing yesterday with one of our elder statesmen employees, we need a company outing to the local watering hole as soon as we can. I plan on obliterating various bits of paper and other inanimate objects honing my skills in the second amendment arts. But seriously we need a national reflection. The people who influence vast swaths of our voters are effectively in the employ of communist China. The Chinese market due to its sheer volume has seized control of the media and entertainment industries, That should chill every patriot to the bone. We should never allow ourselves to become dependent on a foreign entity for any significant portion of a necessity. And none if we don't have the capacity to surge rapidly. Why do you think we looked the other way when attacked by Muslim terrorists and make excuses for them? Sure it's fun to blame whomever is in the big chair be it Bush Clinton or Carter but the reality is that three quarters of a century of negligence and corruption has put us in harms way. Ever fly into London and look out the window in wonderment at all the farm land below? Their young have left the country for centuries because the land is limited so why not buy food and build housing? They figured it out long ago now it's our turn.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LtE126 4/15/2020 8:29:53 AM (No. 380141)
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MMC 4/15/2020 8:50:39 AM (No. 380161)
I am going to see my mom, drive to see my daughter.. and then..what OP is doing.. Sitting on a beach, toes in the sand, a drink in the hand.. not taking my freedom to move about for granted- ever ever again..
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TCloud 4/15/2020 8:50:45 AM (No. 380162)
I need range time for some of my favorite firearms.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: MuncsSister 4/15/2020 9:06:40 AM (No. 380177)
Thank you #4. Articles like this an issue. Unless author has the virus, he is not quarantined. He is under house arrest. We need adjust our thinking. We are not “doing our part.” We are as a nation allowing ourselves to be locked in our homes out of fear of being tattled on by our brown-shirted neighbors. There is nothing stopping you from going on a long drive OP. Gas stations are open and the constitution is your permission slip. You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. Roll the windows down and go! We are Americans and it’s time to start behaving like it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/15/2020 9:06:59 AM (No. 380178)
Help start a recall drive to oust my governor for his overreaction to this virus scare. As soon as the People's Republic of Colorado re-opens, I'd like to go visit my children and grandchildren whenever I want. My wife and I would like to hitch up the fifth wheel and get back on the road and start doing some trips. I would also like to start going to my local fitness center again - been feeling like a bowl of warm jello lately.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 4/15/2020 9:10:23 AM (No. 380184)
I've been doing the things I normally do all along--fishing, gardening, a little grocery shopping as needed, and working from home. Right now, I figure most people aren't working, so I've been calling and texting friends and family members I haven't heard from in a while. When things get back to normal, I'm going to go see my parents first. Then I'm going to get together with some of the folks I contacted . . . . and give EVERY LAST ONE of them a HUG!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hermoine 4/15/2020 9:32:35 AM (No. 380225)
I'm sending my kids to camp for the month of is the highlight of our year -- and theirs -- and it is happening come hell or high water.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Burninfilm 4/15/2020 9:33:30 AM (No. 380227)
Go to Church, get our band back up and running (I Hope). Hopefully get some gigs. Take a trip.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: thehutchcom 4/15/2020 9:34:46 AM (No. 380229)
I'm going to get a pedicure, because my feet are killing me. I'm going to spend $100 at my local comic shop to try to keep it in business. And I'm getting the dogs groomed. Seriously, how long are Americans supposed to go without professional grooming?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ARKfamily 4/15/2020 9:51:06 AM (No. 380249)
I have so many thoughts reeling through my mind and I just need to slow down to put some perspective on it. My husband's scummy company laid him, his boss, and others off during this virus outbreak. I think some of it is politically motivated and I started seeing some of those signs after Thanksgiving. I think they used they virus to take these actions. NO, he does not work in a restaurant or retail establishment. Like I said, scummy and scuzzy come to mind. It is kind of funny that liberal entities are trying very hard to blame this on President Trump. Yet, now governors (especially Democrat) are crying that they should be the ones opening the economies. Okay, fine, but I now have the mindset that you are the ones to blame if you keep insisting that it is Donald Trump's fault. I ask one question. Why didn't you shut down the economy right after you got word that President Trump was putting a travel ban in place for China? Why didn't you notify all nursing homes, hospitals, etc. of precautionary measures. After all, we could have slowed this down on January 31, right? See, if you insist on blaming President Trump then I will be insisting on what measures you took as a governor. Especially Evers. . .
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/15/2020 9:59:13 AM (No. 380266)
And oh, yes, I need a haircut bad. Starting to look like that cave man guy in the old B.C. cartoons. My wife is trying but, can only do so much to keep me somewhat presentable.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Timber Queen 4/15/2020 10:56:51 AM (No. 380351)
I'm with #5. I long to celebrate Mass physically inside a church. EWTN has been a great blessing, but I miss our priest and our little 115-year-old country church. I take care of changing the liturgical banners and alter trimmings. I haven't been to Mass since the 2nd week of Lent. I can't wait to get into the sanctuary and replace the austere purple with Easter white. I long to receive the Eucharist. I've missed Mass a few weeks in a row before this, due to surgery recoveries, but I've never been away this long from physical reception since my reversion 25 years ago. I have been pleasantly surprised by the depth/strength of Spiritual Communion that has been building each of these weeks. I can hardly contain my excitement to be physically united with Christ once again. My feeling is very much like during courtship with TK, when we lived 130 miles apart, and waiting for the weekend when we could see each other.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2020 10:57:57 AM (No. 380352)
#6, for me it would be ended if the restaurants were open. The government can keep them shut, unfortunately.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: little guy 4/15/2020 11:02:28 AM (No. 380359)
The only thing I agree with what this guy says is that I'll try to never buy anything from China ever again! Some posters here get it. Others seem to buy into it ... unwittingly no doubt. We are NOT in "quarantine" --- we are in a "total lock-down" followed by a curfew. As if we are all criminals. Imposing a limit on movement when you are sick is a health position that makes sense if you refuse to be an adult and do it to yourself. That type of quarantine makes sense for the same reason Typhoid Mary had to be restrained as she kept working in the food industry even though she was a known carrier of a deadly disease. But imposing a quarantine on perfectly healthy people, many who were no where near the disease, is tyranny. What ever happened to "my body, my self" and the government shouldn't tell me what to do with my body! Hog wash, I know, but still ... We took the strongest economy driving the engine of the best car the world has ever seen and slammed on the breaks, while it was cruising along at 60 mph. The fish-tail skid made us all slam into the right guardrail and the damage not only stopped the car but will take perhaps years to repair and cost trillions of dollars more. The ripple effect will be long and hard as many kids will need to repeat a school year, defaults and bankruptcies increase, pensions are threatened with "haircuts" (cuts in total monthly payments due to lack of revenue from the funds the pensions are invested in), restaurants fold not just from a lack of customers but fear from people working there so they quit and many vacation areas have to be severally limited due to lack of hotels, airlines, etc. supplying the few tourists not afraid to show up. A total mess. And for what?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Penny Spencer 4/15/2020 11:43:17 AM (No. 380410)
Haircut, pedicure, dog grooming, lunch with friends in a restaurant and most importantly, lending my support--financial and otherwise-- to every grassroots movement I can find that is pushing back against the petty tyrants who imposed their diktats on us all. Recall petitions, lawsuits, protests, billboards, whatever: Bring it on!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: weejun 4/15/2020 12:20:30 PM (No. 380460)
Same here, #2. My mom will be 101 in August, and my wife and I had to cancel a March trip to see her. This insanity must end: we cannot shut the country down for every virus/disease that threatens us. IN the fifties when polio was rampant, individuals took it upon themselves to be cautious (I well remember my parents not allowing me to go swimming). In this "crisis", however, pols and officials everywhere are violating the Constitution in the name of "safety". In Colorado, mountain communities like Gunnison are banning fishing, boating and even visiting one's second home with threats of $1000 fines and a year in jail. The Denver city council just passed a resolution to suspend all rent payments for renters and is asking the Governor to enforce this clear constitutional violation of property rights (and interference with private contracts between US citizens) across the state. Leftists and liberals will stop at nothing to make themselves feel better by increasing their power and telling others what they can and cannot do. We have set a dangerous precedent for the future.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Videodrone 4/15/2020 12:50:32 PM (No. 380485)
The weather has turned nice here in Mendocino, there is a topless snake (Shelby GT500) in the garage and a lovely 75 mile loop through the Redwoods to the coast and back - as soon as the breweries and and Finnegan's are open... And I need some range time - and it's just down the road.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 4/15/2020 1:45:54 PM (No. 380536)
#12, our range has been open the whole time. I will be checking my sight settings on a Mini-14 this afternoon. And I do need a haircut. I was planning on getting an already late one the day after they closed it all down. Getting pretty shaggy now.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/15/2020 5:17:25 PM (No. 380763)
I just got an e-mail to all church members that we will resume in-person services on Wednesday, May first. I have an emergency call in to my hairdresser! LOL
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As the emergency funds for small businesses in the United States was running out Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shared a tone-deaf video of herself at her home in San Francisco giddily showing off her freezer full of ice cream and mooning for the cameras. Democrats held up a clean bill in the Senate to add more funds to the Paycheck Protection Program, last week.(Snip)GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest was not impressed: “While Nancy Pelosi sits in her ivory tower in San Francisco, eating $13 dollar a pint ice cream out of her $24,000 fridge, she is cheering on Democrats for blocking coronavirus relief aid that has so far been distributed
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