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An Update on 'Reckless' 'Killer' Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's 'Neanderthal Thinking' – Madlibs Maskless Edition!

(Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool)

Let’s play the Texas Governor “Greg Abbott Is Going to Kill Everybody” March COVID edition of MadLibs.

Let’s get our requisite parts ready to go for the game:

  • Adjective: knuckle-dragging
  • Noun: face mask
  • Adjective: Neanderthal-thinking
  • Proper noun: Greg Abbott
  • Noun: governor
  • Verb: killing
  • Adjective: reckless
  • Noun: death warrant
  • Plural noun: people
  • Place Name: Texas

Time for the read-aloud portion of our game:

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is a knuckle-dragging, Neanderthal-thinking simpleton hell-bent upon killing his people by recklessly reopening his state and removing face mask mandates.

Now, mere weeks later, Gov. Abbott doesn’t seem to be as “reckless” as California Governor Gavin Newsom declared him to be.

Abbott’s “Neanderthal thinking” isn’t as knuckle-dragging as Joe Biden, the masked-though-vaccinated president, declaimed in the Oval Office while he desperately searched for his notes so he didn’t screw up his insult.

And re-opening the state didn’t turn out to be the “death warrant” that Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke predicted for the former republic in which he holds no elective office.

And he didn’t “kill more Texans” as predicted by the Lincoln Project scribe for The Washington Post, the perpetually unhappy Jennifer Rubin.

Sunday, Abbott tweeted that there were no COVID deaths that day for the first time since the pandemic began.

Today Texas reported:

* 0 Covid related deaths–the only time that’s happened since data was tracked in March, 2020.

* the fewest Covid cases in over 13 months

* the lowest 7-day Covid positivity rate ever

* the lowest Covid hospitalizations in 11 months.

Thanks, Texans!

Despite what his detractors predicted, things are looking better in Texas. Many people are choosing not to wear masks, at least that was my observation recently in Houston, Waco, and Austin. Thankfully, I haven’t dropped dead from a disease that can be quite serious for some, though not most, people. Determining whether your want to expose yourself to more risk should be a personal decision, not a blanket government diktat. This is why on Tuesday Abbott opened the Lone Star State even more by prohibiting mask mandates for schools, cities, and counties. He reckoned that “Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities.”

Trusting individuals and families with their own health decisions is a smart play.

The Daily Mail reports that

As of Sunday, the seven-day rolling average of new cases had fallen to 33,117 a day.

That’s less than half the average just a month ago.

Deaths have declined more slowly, but in the same span of time have fallen by more than 50 percent.

People are unlikely to play games with their own health, unlike Democrats who play political games with their endless lockdowns, mandates, and scaremongering.