progress was made.
on the war against COVID-19, but some facets
of the economy.
curve against the coronavirus is flattening.
Because of this, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
reopened most of northern Michigan and the
entire Upper Peninsula. Now, restaurants are
reopened to only 25% capacity and people are
now required to wear masks if they're not at
their tables. Effective today in the entire
state, car dealerships and retailers reopened.
However, they all must be appointment
businesses are trying hard to stop tourists
from entering their establishments. Brady's
Bar in Traverse City, est. 1875 has told the
media that they will not allow anybody not
from the Traverse City area in their building.
With tourism being Traverse City's main
industry along with farming, it will be
difficult for many business owners to break
even this year. But even with them trying to
weed out tourists and others that might spread
COVID-19, they all can't be perfect.
A few days
ago, it was revealed that two new cases of
COVID-19 in the Grand Traverse region were
both from people from out-of-state. County
health officials proclaimed that one of the
two started feeling symptoms when they arrived
in northern Michigan and is now at Munson
Medical Center, Traverse City's sole hospital.
The other person is now self-isolating at a
One of the
warnings given to people traveling to northern
Michigan is that the hospitals simply aren't
big enough to handle a ton of COVID patients.
As I've mentioned, Munson is the only hospital
in northern Michigan that can do anything. The
other hospitals only slap on a Band-Aid on
your boo-boo. There was a grandiose reason for
northern Michigan's reopening, and it's
because there's fewer COVID patients than the
rest of Michigan. Plus, the rural population
allows for plenty of social distancing.
Or is it
because Whitmer wanted to go on her boat?
Tad Dowker, the owner of NorthShore Dock, LLC
posted on his personal Facebook page that
Whitmer's husband, Marc Mallory personally
called him to get his boat into the water
before Memorial Day weekend. Problem was that
Dowker was already behind schedule because of
the shutdown and was already booked that
weekend. Over the phone, Mallory exclaimed, "I
am the husband to the governor, will this make
many Republicans have accused Whitmer and the
First Gentleman of elitism for not only
wanting to cut in line, but breaking her own
rules. Originally, the governor wanted people
to stay home and not go to their up north
cottage. However, with the stay-at-home rule
now relaxed for Cadillac and all points north,
Whitmer and family can boat all they want from
their second home near Elk Rapids, an estate
worth about $500,000.
curious about how the Whitmer-Mallorys got
their loot, Marc is a dentist while Whitmer
has been in politics for over 20 years,
starting as a state rep in 2000.
Since then, Big Gretch has sent her husband
into the doghouse. During her press conference
today, she proclaimed that his call to Dowker
was simply a bad attempt at humor. She also
proclaimed that they've been quarantining at
the Governor's Mansion in Lansing, even
canceling their daughter's prom and graduation
ceremony. In her speech, Whitmer said that "My
family has had men with automatic rifles
standing in view of our front window outside
of our home. We’ve read the vile things people
have said and written in response to my Stay
Home, Stay Safe order. My daughters have seen
the likeness of their mother hung from a noose
Now, as I've
said, I didn't vote for Big Gretch in the 2018
elections. She's too far in the middle (I
wanted Abdul El-Sayad to win), so I voted for
the Green Party candidate, Jennifer Kurland.
Granted, I did applaud her stay-at-home order
in the beginning. However, I feel that it's
important to have kept this state closed until
there's nary a trace of COVID. True, the state
only got 202 more cases from yesterday, the
reality is that I do the math. Using this
, I calculate Michigan's total COVID
cases subtracted by current cases. Then, I
take that info and divide it by the days since
Michigan's first COVID case, which was March
18. Then, I take the active cases and divide
that by the answer to the last equation and it
gives me the number of days before this COVID
shit should end here in Michigan. I've been
doing this for about a month now. On May 2nd,
it was June 25. Then on May 9, it moved up to
June 16, which brought on major progress.
However, on May 16, it stayed the same. As of
last Saturday, the last day moved up to June
Gee, I wonder
why? Maybe it's because of all the fucking
morons and their little rallies claiming that
Whitmer and Co. are telling everybody that
COVID is a hoax and this is their way of
shutting America down. Newsflash: COVID-19 IS
REAL. I PERSONALLY KNOW SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE
IT. Granted, most COVID deaths are from poor
immune systems. But, battling the disease
itself is painful and is worse than the
Mallory for his weak sense of humor, Tad
claimed that he was enjoyable over the phone.
I will tell you that Tad and I used to hang
out together growing up since he lived down
the road from me. Plus, we graduated high
school together. Even though I haven't seen
him in 20 years, I'm friends with him on
But still, I
totally agree. This is not a good time for
vacations. Stay home and if you need to go
out, wear a mask. We need to get this shit
under control before it gets worse again.
stay safe, stay alive. That means you, Big
Gretch and all of us downstaters.
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