Careless Governor Refuses To Enact Stay-At-Home As People Die

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Nebraska Governor Rickets loves his pal, Donald. Pic KHGI

by Michael John Scott

Every day brings more cases of COVID-19, and more deaths from COVID-19, and yet the Republican governor has refused to enact a stay-at-home order.  This makes Nebraska one of only 8 states without such an order.

The spread of coronavirus in Grand Island, Nebraska is getting worse, much worse,  and yet Governor Pete Ricketts remains intractable when  Grand Island officials and doctors begged him for a lockdown to control the horrific outbreak, but he ignored them.

Cases in Hall County, which encompasses the blue-collar city of 50,000, were up to 403 on Friday after the number of new diagnoses this week doubled. The local hospital has been forced to send some patients to other facilities to cope with the surge.

Ricketts, meanwhile,  said he won’t stand in the way of reopening a shopping mall in Gretna next week before the state’s social-distancing campaign is even over.  Only a Republican would put so many at risk so as to abide by the instructions of Saint Donald the Trump, who is more than anxious to kickstart the economy despite the consequences.

The governor is a dedicated Trump ally who has appeared at several White House events, including most recently a black-tie event in February, didn’t criticize the president’s statements as other state and congressional leaders did Monday and Tuesday.

“We work collaboratively with our federal officials,” Ricketts said. “We do that with local governments as well.”

Of course, you do, as long as it’s OK with your pal Donald.

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Michael John Scott

Mr. Scott is a political junkie, and animal lover. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, career law enforcement executive, and university professor. Did I mention he loves dogs? A lot?
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Glenn Geist
2 years ago

It ain’t just Pete. His kid brother, Todd M. Ricketts is a businessman and politician who is a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, a member of the TD Ameritrade board of directors, and the current Republican National Committee Finance Chairman.

The Trump outfit is a family of families.

jess
2 years ago

I am shocked, SHOCKED I tell you that this is going on. Been gone this week.

Reply to  Michael John Scott
2 years ago

There’s a lot of careless governors around, especially that Trumpist in S. Dakota who said the hundreds of infections in the meat plants weren’t a threat to anyone else. What a dufus. Like the new look Mike.

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