Coronavirus has changed the way w live in many respects. And will continue to do so. Some changes will be permanent, others temporary.
The Democratic Convention opened last night. The new way. No thousands of people cloistered close hooting and hollering. Instead the new rules for living in a Covid-19 society applied.
I enjoyed most parts.
The opening left me proud and happy. I was an American experiencing an important American event. The children dressed in red, white and blue singing the National anthem moving. They were the emotional highlight of the Convention’s first 45 minutes.
I enjoyed listening to John Kasich. Former Republican Governor of Ohio.
Kasich has what it take to govern. The old way, the right way. I admired his career in Congress. Followed his actions closely.
A good man.
He crossed over and spoke at the Democratic Convention. Spoke loudly what he thought of Trump. He is not a new comer to the anti Trump group. Even before Trump was elected, he was against him. He saw the evil and without fear spoke out.
He is Republican fodder for the Republican nomination some year in the future.
Kasich’s words right on: “America is at a crossroads.”
Michelle Obama the best of the best. History will remember her. An exceptional first lady, an exceptional person.
Not afraid to speak ill of Trump. Not really ill. She spoke truth. The man is evil.
One of her comments stayed with me: “He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do this job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment.”
The most emotional words came from Kristin Urquiza. She spoke of her Dad who died from coronavirus.
Her father had been a staunch supporter of Trump. Her words powerful: “His only preexisting condition was trusting Donald Trump, and for that he paid with his life.”
New Zealand’s President is a woman. Scares the hell out of Trump as most women do.
She and Trump have had words in the past. Trump is attacking her again.
Why? New Zealand’s success in dealing with coronavirus.
New Zealand followed the rules and appeared to have defeated the virus entirely. More than 100 days past and no new cases. Then suddenly last week 4 in one day in Auckland. In a family.
Today, the number has risen to 7.
New Zealand does not want to go back where it was when the virus had overtaken everything.
The first step last week was to close everything down, work from home, wear masks, etc. Yesterday, it was announced a new plan was also under consideration. Managed quarantine facilities. Stated simply, quarantine camps. Infected, in you go. Not just the infected person, the entire family.
Such it is believed would prevent spread and eliminate the virus quicker.
Some New Zealanders are not happy with the plan. Referred to their home country as a “police state” if such occurs.
How bad can it be? Full medical staff will be available. Care will be the same as in a hospital. One added benefit, if infected badly and death imminent, the infected person’s family will be at bedside.
I appreciate it is easy for me to talk. I am here and neither sick nor in one of New Zealand’s quarantine camps.
One thing is certain, however. The plan should dramatically help in keeping the spread of the virus down.
Send the kids back to school?
A real issue. A hot one.
My observation involves a university. The University of North Carolina. Student body 30,000.
Opened last week with in person classes. Lasted one week. Closed. Back to viral learning.
In the one week time frame, the coronavirus rate increased to 13.6 percent from 2.8 percent at the beginning of the week.
What will be the numbers when children return to school?
I believe bad. Perhaps more than North Carolina’s percentage wise. Trump will then have screwed up again. He is a master at it.
The opposite of Obamacare? Trumpdontcare.
Trump’s most recent cry is that he is trying to save the Post Office which is sick. His words nothing less than an attempt to save his ass!
Today is Primary Day in Florida. A local election day.
In addition to primaries, people vote for local officials, budget items, and special issues.
I voted 2 weeks ago by mail in ballot. The type of mail ballot Trump claims is ok.
I hope so.
Tiger Wood’s son Charlie is now 11 years old.
A golfer already!
Two sayings come to mind. “Like father, like son.” And, “The apple does not fall far from the tree.”
Charlie played in a tournament in Palm City, Florida this past weekend. He participated in the 11 year old category.
The kids played 9 holes. Charlie shot a 33. Three shots under par. Knocked in 3 birdies.
Tiger intermittently caddied for his son along the way.
Competition tough. Second place finisher shot a 38, only 5 strokes behind.
Ah, tuesday night! Tuesday Talk With Key West Lou.
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