The Morning Briefing: The Stay-At-Home Peasants Are Revolting

The Morning Briefing: The Stay-At-Home Peasants Are Revolting
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You Say You Want a Revolution…

Thursday afternoon I got a call from my sister, who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mom lives there too and sis was a little cranky about my mom heading out to see her doctor because she wasn’t feeling well. It’s not coronavirus — my mom is 81 and has heart issues. That we’ve managed to keep her quarantined this long is kind of amazing, given that she kept finding reasons that she thought she needed to go to the store when lockdown first started. Then we finally got through to her that she’s in the danger zone age group and she’s been letting my niece and sister drop off groceries in her garage for the past eight weeks.

The only reason I mention this is because I honestly think that my mom was just itching to get out of the house and the doctor seemed like the most logical place to go.

A lot of Michigan is dying to get out of the house now, creating a power struggle between Republican legislators and conservative citizens on one side, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the other.

Tyler wrote a great piece on it yesterday:

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing as the legislature considered a measure to extend Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency declaration. The House of Representatives voted down an extension of the order, but Whitmer claimed she has broad authority to continue the lockdown regardless. This response only adds to the evidence she is abusing her authority amid the coronavirus crisis.

Protesters waved American flags and open-carried firearms as some changed, “Let us in!” and “This is the people’s house, you cannot lock us out.”

Many people have been noting recently that the likelihood of mild acts of civil disobedience will increase the longer this goes on. Heck, my governor just extended his order here in Arizona and we haven’t even been hit that badly with it. At some point I’m going to need a clearer explanation about why I can’t go see my eye doctor. 

Again, I am not saying that Californians just start flooding the beaches or Michiganders do whatever it is they do for those fourteen nice days a year that they have there. I keep revisiting this every week because I am now in the headspace where I feel like these extensions are a bit arbitrary and may go on for a while, subject only to Whitmer’s or Gavin Newsom’s whims. They both seem to be enjoying their tyrant moments in the spotlight

Newsom in particular seems as if he’s using his pandemic time as one long audition for a presidential run in 2024 and isn’t interested in getting away from the television cameras any time soon. He likes to bark about “Science!” all the time but I think that ego might be one of his most trusted advisers at the moment.

I promise that I won’t write about the restless unease of the populace again next week. I might be in jail for walking in the wrong place.


Some Journalism Finally Happened at MSNBC

And of course the idiot progs want the offender fired:

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The Kruiser Kabana


This clip is a gem. Brilliant television writing.

How many thousand days is May going to have this year?


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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear every Tuesday and Friday.

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