As of 5 pm yesterday, all bars, night clubs, and restaurants in Key West were ordered closed.
Party time ended swiftly. On St. Patrick’s Day no less.
What was will return when the virus passes. The world will come alive again. In the meantime, we all have to be careful. Better safe than sorry.
The Governor closed all bars and nightclubs state wide. Restaurants will be permitted to remain open. No alcohol to be served. Restaurants must only operate at 50 percent capacity. People must be seated with a 6 foot separation.
A stupid move on the Governor’s part. Shut it all down! The idea is to keep people home and not out and about. Might not be a problem in the end. People will be out of work and have no money to spend. Even with government assistance money will be in short supply.
Information is generally swift on TV and the internet. So much going on that not everything is shared.
The Key West Citizen is useless. They only publish every other day. For more than a year now. Finances.
The best place for local news is KONK Life. I refer specifically to the KONK Life E-Blast which appears every day on the internet. Subscribe to it. It’s free.
Guy de Boer does a wonderful job!
Sometimes, I see what others do not.
I predicted sunday that the House bill would not be acted upon by the Republican Senate monday. Here it is wednesday and it still has not been acted upon.
The true problem is the Republicans want to favor corporate interests above those of the working class. The Republicans want to really make the working class second class citizens this time.
Another prediction. Better phrased as a concern.
I reported 4 weeks ago when all this started that ammunition sales had increased 400 percent in one week. This weekend it was reported that gun sales have surged.
Why? My sense is people are concerned about themselves and their families first. Properly so. They trust not the government. Blame Trump.
With everything closing down, they fear what may come. Food scarcity, thievery, etc. It will be each man for himself.
Don’t say no. An inevitability in the making.
A coronavirus update, some observations.
A world wide report. As of yesterday, the virus had doubled world wide in 2 weeks. Now more than 200,000 cases. Deaths reported at more than 8,000.
Some Republicans still do not believe coronavirus a significant danger. No big deal. They consider it a media generated frenzy.
Wait till they or a member of their family get sick. Even worse, die.
McConnell is the perfect two-face. His duplicity exceeds Trump’s.
The House bill from friday still has not been voted on by the Senate. The bill provides protections for the working class.
McConnell failed to keep the Senate in session friday night. He let them go home till 5:30 monday. Mnchin and Trump had approved the bill friday night. Over the weekend, certain Senate Republicans, the President, and McConnell came out of the woodwork saying more had to be done with the bill. A bill the nation is “desperate” for.
Nothing happened monday. Yesterday at noon, McConnell said many changes were required. By 5 pm, he was telling his dissident Republicans to “gag” and pass the bill, there were other bills ahead they could work to achieve the benefits they sought. Like more for corporate America and less for the working man.
Will the Senate pass the bill today? The one we felt confident would be passed monday night. Or, more bullshit?
Blame for the condition the U.S. is in is being placed at the feet of Trump. He waited too long. Too long to acknowledge the problem, too long to act.
I have mentioned more than once in recent days Italy’s move in staying all mortgage payments. One way way to help people get ahead of the crisis.
I suggested it should be done here. Even going one step further. All tenant rent payments should be stayed. Renters need help also. If the landlord does not have to make a mortgage payment, the tenant should not be required to pay the landlord.
It will all balance out in the end. The banks will survive. They always do. The government right now is dumping trillions into their pockets and want to provide more.
Give the working class a break!
Which now brings me to the U.K. My thought re not having tenants pay rent for a while is being pushed in Britain. Johnson wants rent payments to be stayed.
The matter is under serious discussion. All facets being reviewed. No mention of Italy’s suspending mortgage payment plan yet. I suspect the U.K. might adopt both parts of the plan.
At 10 this morning, the stock market was down 850 points. Another 1,000 day drop in the making? God forbid, 2,000!
The market is no different than the people. Each can take a beating only so long.
Note, it is only beginning. The worse is yet to come.
The hotel industry is getting hit big time. The Trump family may lose a dollar or two.
The occupancy rate in New York City dropped to 74 percent following 9/11. Dropped to 79 percent following the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2009. This past week found some New York City hotels with occupancy running 5 percent.
The writing is on the wall. Major hotel chains see it. They are furloughing employees by the tens of thousands. Many are closing on a scale en masse.
Italy keeps moving ahead. PornHub is providing free porn to Italians. Something to do/watch while at home.
Kentucky Fried Chicken has suspended its “Finger Lickin’ Good” slogan.
Enjoy your day!