Weekend open thread: How are you coping?
As armed gunman are storming state capitols, the rest of are still trying to end this pandemic.
A lot of people were calling my SiriusXM show this week to discuss the armed protests fueled by right-wing groups to end restrictions. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases are spiking in many states like Georgia that are lifting restrictions.
How are you coping with stay-at-home orders, now weeks in effect? What are you doing with your time, and how do you feel when you see these so-called protests?
This is an open thread on how everybody’s doing, so feel free to weigh in over the weekend and I’ll jump in too. I also will be posting more of those Trump-defender calls from this week’s show!
I’m watching the news and seeing white privileged people with guns exercise their right to protest. Why do they have to bring guns and confederate flags? Is that a threat? And then this fucking My Pillow commercial comes on. Fuck. 🙄
I went back to work Friday. I’m a bartender in a restaurant in Texas. The only good thing I can say is that we were slow. People don’t seem that excited to go dine out. I think it’s too early to open and I expressed that to my bosses. It doesn’t feel safe to reopen. They scheduled me anyways so it became a choice between my health and my livelihood. This whole thing feels like a crap shoot on the part of governor abbott. And the protestors are ridiculous. No one is taking away their rights. So you can’t go to a beach, a movie or a bar but really what else can’t you do? I really hope they ramp up testing.