Californians have suffered greatly in our crazy war against the China virus.

Our economy is a wreck. Restaurants are dying off by the hundreds. Schools are half closed. Disneyland is a ghost town.

And now things here have gotten worse.

Because cases of new positive infections and hospitalizations have jumped lately, Gov. Gavin Newsom has pulled the “emergency brake” on reopening the state’s economy, imposed a new limited “Stay-At-Home Order” through Dec. 21 and issued a bunch of idiotic rules to ruin Thanksgiving and Christmas for 40 million people.

Newsom and his public health experts call their edicts “small gatherings guidance,” but we know it’s really “California’s Thanksgiving Mandate.”

Like the Thanksgiving rules issued in other Blue states, they are an insane blend of bureaucratic stupidity and unscientific tyranny.

Here are some of them:

Gatherings cannot have people from more than three households.

Gatherings should only be two hours or less.

All gatherings must be held outside. People can go inside to use the bathroom.

Gatherings “may occur in outdoor spaces that are covered by umbrellas, canopies, awnings, roofs, and other shade structures provided that at least three sides of the space (or 75 percent) are open to the outdoors.”

Seating must provide at least 6 feet of distance (in all directions – front-to-back and side-to-side) between different households.

Keep physical distance from others and practice hand hygiene.

“Singing, chanting, and shouting are strongly discouraged.”

The host should collect names and contact information of attendees for contact tracing.

Of course, it’s a given that everyone at your family gathering should be wearing a mask, indoors and outdoors, at all times, including between bites of turkey and sips of wine.

Please excuse me, but I don’t get the science behind these “guidelines.”

To stop the spread of the coronavirus, I’m told by the public health experts that I can’t eat a turkey dinner in my own home with my family or friends unless I follow their nutty rules.

But it’s OK to get on a plane at LAX with 200 other people I don’t know and fly five hours to New York City?

And it’s OK to protest or celebrate with thousands of people in the streets, or eat at a high-end restaurant in Napa Valley with a dozen maskless friends, but you shouldn’t have Grandma over for Thanksgiving because you might kill her?

Another question: If masks are so effective, why are so many additional people becoming infected with the virus?

Social distancing and hand-washing have become ingrained in the culture and something like 85 percent of Americans are said to faithfully wear masks.

So does that mean that the 15 percent who don’t wear masks are the ones who are catching the virus? Or do the cloth masks that most people wear really not do the job of protecting us, as a recent study found?

I don’t know the answers, but the bottom line is, people are doing more today than ever to protect themselves from the virus, yet more people are catching it.

What all this tells me is that mask or no mask, social distance or no social distance, plastic shielding or no plastic shielding, the virus is in the driver’s seat. It’s acting like a virus.

It does what it wants to do when it wants to do it, and the only sure way to stop it is with a COVID-19 vaccine, which, thanks to President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, is just around the corner.

Meanwhile, while suffer another statewide lockdown and wonder if Christmas and New Year’s will be outlawed altogether, I hope Newsom won’t do to us what his fellow emperor in Oregon threatens to do to her state’s Thanksgiving scofflaws.

There, if they catch you with too many people in your home eating turkey and mashed potatoes next Thursday, they’ll arrest you. Then they’ll put you in jail – which is a real safe place to be, eh?

Have a happy Thanksgiving, America – if you dare.

Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of “Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan.”

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BigBob

ARIZONA breaking news – One of the newly elected Republican scum who ran an internet troll farm — paying teens to post conservative talking points and baseless conspiracy theories aimed at getting Typhoid Donnie re-elected — has been appointed to the state House committee that oversees elections.

In September the Washington Post exposed Hoffman’s Rally Forge, a digital marketing firm that paid teenagers, some of them minors, to set up fake personas to blanket social media with thousands of nearly identical posts aimed at undermining confidence in the validity of the election and downplaying the impact of COVID-19.

Makes one proud to be an Arizonan.

IcePick

Lil boBBy. Come on Chooch This is right from Don Lemon..

BigBob

Who are "Lil boBBy,""Chooch" and "Don Lemon?' You MUST get control of those voices in your head!

“Your”welcome

Hey Dawn! Where’d ya go? Let’s talk about California deaths reaching almost 19k! Arizona is a 1/3rd of their deaths with less government!

BigBob

"Your" (sic) - That gummy let you down again. California has a population of 39,512,223, Arizona 7,278,717 - that is 18.4%. So if we have a third of their deaths we are actually doing, percentage wise, a heck of a lot worse than California. You're welcome.

Dawn King

Ditto

IcePick

Deaths and Mortality

Data are for the U.S.

Death rate: 867.8 deaths per 100,000 population

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2018) via CDC WONDER

Number of deaths: 2,839,205

Life expectancy: 78.7 years

Infant Mortality rate: 5.66 deaths per 1,000 live births

Source: Mortality in the United States, 2018, data tables for figures 1, 2, and 4

Number of deaths for leading causes of death:

Heart disease: 655,381

Cancer: 599,274

Accidents (unintentional injuries): 167,127

Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 159,486

Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 147,810

Alzheimer’s disease: 122,019

Diabetes: 84,946

Influenza and Pneumonia: 59,120

Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 51,386

Intentional self-harm (suicide): 48,344

Source: Mortality in the United States, 2018, data table for figure 2

BigBob

Over quarter-of-a-million innocent American men, women and children are dead from the trump virus and all Typhoid Donnie can do is hide in the bunker, suck his thumb and whine about being the BIGGEST LOSER of all time.

Biden 306 – Typhoid Donnie 232, with all states called.

Typhoid Donnie ends stupid Arizona lawsuit; abandons Voter Fraud Hotline”; tells Geraldo he will do “the right thing.” (Anyone believing he will off himself is dreaming)

Typhoid Donnie law firm calls it quits.

Pennsylvania will NOT do a recount.

Michigan judges refuses to hear GOP lawsuit.

So far he is 1 out of 35 with lawsuits not even being heard as judges laugh him out of court.

IcePick

lil boBBy. You're wrong!

Dawn King

Mikey, along with the majority of twumpublicans, believes if they continually deny scientific facts and medical research, it will magically make the outcome conform to their way of thinking. While I don’t blame twumpy for COVID-19, his response has been nothing short of total incompetence. From the start, President-reject and his band of grifters and cult followers has ignored the scientific experts and failed to take the coronavirus seriously, then, pushing for returning to business as usual, with no plans in place to open those businesses safely. Yet, old Mikey here, continues to stomp his feet and whine about mask mandates and governors shutting down schools, special events, churches and businesses because infection rates are soaring and hospitals are once again overwhelmed and understaffed. And what does twumpy do....takes his fat arse to his golf course - yet Mikey approves of that! The crucial thing to be addressed in this pandemic is getting control of this disease; everything hinges on that. Until we have a good portion of our population vaccinated, the tools we need are the ones we always hear about; wearing masks, social distancing and avoiding crowds. We HAVE to use them in all areas all the time. We certainly have the scientific knowledge and ability to control and defeat this disease, but it appears that for folks like Mikey, “common sense”is open for debate.

“Your”welcome

Funny Dawn! I won’t say anything but Simply suggest you look at “California!”lmao

Dawn King

YW, we certainly got nothin’ to brag about here in AZ, unless the dramatic increases in cases and deaths are your idea of “winning.”

“Your”welcome

No Dawn! Unlike you I don’t utilize one’s death for a political gain! I do however appreciate reality when looking at statistics!

BigBob

I won't say anything but simply suggest you look at California above. ROTFL,LMFAO!

simon1dog

It's easy to see here that hate is alive and well with our Democrat members.

BigBob

The only hate we see here are from the conservative/fascist members of Typhoid Donnie's Moron Brigade.

“Your”welcome

I don’t care for anything you provide Bobby! Does not mean I hate you! Explain to me what is hate?

Don’t tell me statistics on criminal activity provides hate!

Don’t tell me that showing support for a current president provides hate!

“Bobby” explain how an opinion that differs from yours shows hate!

BigBob

I would it explain it to you in words I would hope you could understand, but for some reason my comments have all been vanishing today and lord knows I would not want to hurt your little feelings.

Christopher

"Explain to me what is hate?" In two words:

HILARY CLINTON

FOX FASCIST NEWS told you to "hate" Hilary, so you did . . . in spite of her qualifications.

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HavasuGuy

Thanks BigBob, keep it coming!

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