Andrew Cuomo Might Be Concussed
Happy Tuesday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Let’s begin with a guided meditation that’s really just pouring a bunch of whiskey into our coffee.
The Big Tech shutdown rages on. I spent a lot of time on MeWe yesterday. The site was handling whatever influx of new users it was having fairly well. And I do like the layout there. It took me a very long time to get back into my Gab account, however. Their servers were straining under all of the traffic from newly homeless Parler people it seemed.
Anyway, not all is lost yet, but you wouldn’t know that if you were hanging around my friends and colleagues. Lotta gloom and doom there. I get it, but I’m not participating in it. I’ll be posting a new podcast episode for our VIP subscribers later today explaining that.
I didn’t want to dwell on the Big Tech Thought Police stuff too much to start off today. I’m sure there will be plenty more of that to talk about before we get to the weekend.
Remember when we used to talk about COVID more than anything else? We are going to bring that back to the playlist today.
Andrew Cuomo — Fredo the Elder — crawled out of the cave where he spends his days pulling wings off of flies and smelts participation trophies for his handling of the pandemic in his state to remind us that he is perhaps the worst governor in America.
I only said “perhaps” because who knows what Gavin Newsom will do this week?
Of all of the strange drama that has played out since the Wuhan Chinese Bat Flu descended upon this great land, perhaps none has been stranger than the random amnesia that Andrew Cuomo has been exhibiting before our eyes. This piece of work racked up a massive body count in record time because he so mishandled the early days of the pandemic. He’s made countless blunders in the months since but is still convinced that he’s the Boy Wonder of pandemic state executives.
One thing you have to give Cuomo — he’s consistently the worst at dealing with the plague. At present, Cuomo is utterly cocking up his state’s vaccine administration plan.
More recently, he has led what might be the most botched vaccine rollout in the country. Originally he had set strict rules about who would have priority to receive the vaccine, and threatened to levy fines of up to $1 million if a healthcare provider gave it outside of his specified hierarchy. When doses, which have a short shelf life, expired, they were thrown in the trash.
Meanwhile, businesses are dying in the state, especially in New York City. As of August, the New York Times reported that up to one-third of the state’s small businesses were closing for good. In-person schooling has been an on-and-off affair thanks to the teachers’ unions insisting on a ridiculous 3% positivity rate to trigger closings. By way of example, Georgia’s students have been in school with a statewide test positivity rate of 25%, and Florida schools have stayed open with a positivity rate of nearly 13%.
What’s particularly galling is that Cuomo has been patting himself on the back throughout all of his monumental failure.
Along with Newsom and Gretchen Whitmer, Cuomo has been one of the Big 3 lockdown governors, which didn’t help with curbing the pandemic but did financially destroy a lot of lives.
Yesterday, Cuomo tweeted this follow-up to his state of the state address:
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
As I’ve often said, Democrats are the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind party. Their memories are forever being wiped of inconvenient facts and history. This is a man who treated anyone who suggested anything like this to him as if they were advocating for mass murder. Now he’s on board! It’s a belated Christmas miracle!
It’s more than a safe bet that Cuomo won’t be pressed on this neck-breaking 180 by anyone in the media. He will probably be hitting the Sunday shows to tell America that he invented reopening and that he all along opposed being shut down. Jake Tapper’s heart might explode with joy if they get too near each other.
Cuomo will never cease to be awful, either as a human being or a governor.
And he will never stop going out of his way to remind us.
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The Democrat-controlled House and Senate will be crafting legislation to do the same… https://t.co/2AdDKmgGdi
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) January 11, 2021
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— WIRED Gadget Lab (@gadgetlab) January 11, 2021
Everything Isn’t Awful
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From the Mothership and Beyond
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— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) January 11, 2021
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Stick with it. Uecker is so perfectly dry. And check out those clothes.
I’m wearing my fancy ennui today.
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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author of “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower” and “Straight 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 twice a week.