I'm one of the lucky ones still going to work every day (security officers are considered "critical infrastructure workers" under the state of emergency). But I die a little inside every day as the stay at home mandate drags on. And on...and on...and ON...!
I miss my people. More than I know how to express. It's a palpable hurt that gnaws at my soul each day. And just when there's light at the end of the tunnel, and it looks like I might be able to see the people I love again (my church family, who got me through a very rough time over the last year), Her Highness in Lansing acts like Lucy in those Charlie Brown cartoons and yanks it away. When Gretch decided to drag it out to the 15th of this month, it was all because We The People actually had the termerity to exercise our First Amendment rights and gather in protest--openly--of her heavy-handed and utterly RIDICULOUS policies. She can go to her home up north, but us peons can't travel between homes that we OWN by EXECUTIVE ORDER??!! Can we say violation of property rights WITHOUT any type of due process? Marijuana groweries and dispensaries are considered "essential" (Cheech n Chong would be so proud!), but I can't go get a haircut? And this one...THIS one is the cherry on the icing on top of the cake...ABORTIONS are considered "life-sustaining procedures", but joint replacement surgery and other procedures that, if not done promptly, or are delayed inordinately, and can lead to serious quality-of-life issues (or even become LIFE-THREATENING issues!) will just have wait until The Governess deigns to allow them?? And don't you Christians DARE hold church services--even in your cars with your windows closed! Will someone PLEASE tell me why I can't go to church and be with the people who can help others cope, because it may spread the virus, but it's OK to go other places--like the grocery store, or the drive-thru at McDonalds, or WORK (so long as you're an "essential worker!")--where there's just as much risk.
I'm just going to come right out and say it. Our "Governor" is in over her head, and has been since she was elected (thanks a lot, Detroit!). She didn't do ANYTHING until she saw how other progressive liberal governors reacted. And she went out of her way to pick a fight with President Trump (BAD mistake, Gretch, since EVERYONE knows you're angling to be Joe Biden's running mate)--and was taken to task--publically and ruthlessly--for her trouble. Her policies for the stay at home order were thrown together haphazardly (at best) and reflect only her grab for power, and the fact that she's only auditioning for a spot on the national stage. She's incompetent, power-hungry, and VINDICTIVE (the ONLY reason that she extended the state of emergency to the 15th was to teach We The People that SHE'S NOT TO BE TRIFLED WITH!). And...she's also a criminal. Where I come from, taking Federal money that was meant for a specific purpose and funneling it to your political backers is called EMBEZZLEMENT (you can go to PRISON for that)--and she got caught with her well-manicured hand in the cookie jar!
So I ask...what's it going to take to be shed of her? The state legislature tried to cut her off at the knees when she decided for reasons known only to herself (I personally don't believe ANYTHING she says--the easiest way to know when Gretch is lying is when her lips are moving!) to extend the state of emergency to the 28th--only to have her pull out some obscure article from 1945 that (in her mind anyway!) gives her executive power to keep a state of emergency in effect indefinitely WITHOUT legislative concurrence or approval. She's the object of numerous lawsuits stemming from her numerous violations of civil liberties and rules of due process. She has to pay back the money she stole that was meant to deal with the virus, but ended up in the hands of her Democrat Party backers. Will the recall petitions work, allowing We The People to voice our rage at the ballot box and remove her from office? Will the state legislature actually show some guts and enact Articles of Impeachment (if a GOP Governor pulled the crap that Gretch has, they WOULD be impeached and removed. But we all know Democrats can drop bodies on the deck and not even get the proverbial slap on the wrist!). All I know is this...I've had MORE than enough of enforced isolation and this "social distancing" nonsense. Maybe if I were in my mid 20s, and still under the delusion that I'm immortal, I'd look at things differently. But my perspective is that of a man in his mid 50s, with a lot less years ahead than behind. The time I don't get to spend in the presence of those I love...that's time I'll NEVER get back. So understand this, Gretch...I won't forget the way you've trampled on our God-given rights and liberties just because you're under the delusion that you can and that we should all get down on bended knee before you (Newsflash--We The People DO NOT answer to you, you answer to US!)...and, harsh as this sounds, nor will I forgive!