Howie Carr of the Boston herald sorta agrees with me and takes it a little further.
Coronavirus face masks in Massachusetts: Howie Carr says ‘We don’t need no stinkin’ masks’
“I have emphysema.”
That’s what I’m going to tell the first cop who asks me for my papers, I mean mask.
Actually, that’s what I would tell die Polizei (that’s German for police) if I were there with you in the Fourth Reich — Massachusetts.
But thank God I’ve fled to America – Florida, a sane, Republican-governed state. Like all of the Free World, it has far fewer fatalities per 100,000 than any of the corrupt, pathetically mismanaged, blue-run jurisdictions like, say, Massachusetts. https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.384.1_en.html#goog_627295338TOP ARTICLES1/5READ MOREThe Latest: Trump says he did briefly wear mask inPhoenix
As for the masks, I did, in fact, once test positive for “incipient” emphysema, when I had a full-body scan. But it doesn’t really matter, because the cops can’t ask you for “your papers” — yet.
Here’s the wording of Herr Baker’s diktat, and it should be read in a German accent, like Gen. Burkhalter’s in Hogan’s Heroes:
Achtung! Achtung! You are verboten to leave der house mit-out der Mask. Zu vill be required to wearen sie Mask “except when a person is unable to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition or the person is otherwise exempted.”
Obvious exemption: illegal immigrants. They’re exempted from every other law in Massachusetts, why not this one too? Masks? We don’t need no stinkin’ masks, gringo.
“A person who declines to wear a mask or face covering due to a medical condition shall not be required to produce documentation verifying the condition.”
Gov. Charlie Baker, aka Charlie Parker, aka Tall Deval, is absolutely reveling in this lachrymose daily soap opera, although I suppose it could be worse. I mean, what happens when he hears about the arrival of these “murder hornets”?
Our panic-prone governor will be on TV, his voice cracking, declaring a 10-year shutdown of the state. After all, “If it saves just one life … .”
And then he’ll order every person in the state to immediately begin wearing beekeeper headgear – bee veils, they call them. And this time, he’ll be ordering you to wear the headgear indoors – ja wohl!
But getting back to his latest absurd overreach with the masks, let me ask you this: if this were such a damn emergency, why did he issue his decree Friday, but it didn’t take effect until today?
And if masks are so important, why does the state order us to not use the high-quality N95 masks — “those should be reserved for health care workers.”
So … some people are more equal than others? Shouldn’t everybody be wearing the best mask possible? If it saves just one life … .
And as one of my listeners asked: “If masks are so effective, why can’t we go back to work? If they’re not effective enough to allow us to go back to work, why do we have to wear them?”
He added: “These are rhetorical questions.”
There’s a reason why Charlie Baker is stomping on both civil liberties and the Massachusetts economy. He’s got blood on his hands, from his shocking mismanagement of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home (70 dead and counting).
Three investigations are underway (four, if you include his own in-house brooming). At least one of the probes, the feds’, is on the level and the findings are going to be beyond damning.
As the Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts wrote Tall Deval directly as the Holyoke death toll spiraled: “This incident represents a catastrophic failure of leadership.”
Which is why you have to wear a mask until further notice. This is Operation: Change the Subject.
Charlie Parker is already on the record as saying his administration knew nothing (kinda like Sgt. Schultz — another Hogan’s Heroes reference). But his hack boss at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, who gave $1,950 to him and the lieutenant governor, Pay to Play Polito, contends he alerted Baker’s coat holders days earlier than the governor claims.
Who’s telling the truth here? My money’s on the hack from western Mass.
This is a recurring pattern of deadly incompetence with Tall Deval. In return for cash and political support, he hires old-line Democrat payroll patriots to run obscure parts of the hackerama, and innocent people end up dead.
Happened last year in Quincy with the Registry — seven bikers dead.
Pending Friday’s latest unemployment numbers, 893,000 Massachusetts residents have lost their jobs. Do you seriously believe Charlie Parker knows a single one of them?
I mean, if you asked him, he’d make something up, like he did with the fisherman during the 2014 campaign. But nobody in his cloistered, trust-funded old money Yankee world is feeling the pinch in any way whatsoever.
You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much.
A century ago, H.L. Mencken had Tall Deval’s number:
“Whenever A annoys or injures B on the pretense of saving or improving X, A is a scoundrel.”
Charlie Baker is a scoundrel.