The Rich Bail; Their Sycophants Complain

I was ready to join a social media friend (who shall go anonymous, for his own benefit) who was outraged that Rhode Island authorities were going driveway-to-driveway to ferret out Big Apple refugees. Why, some poor ragtag New Yorkers had to resort to removing the plates from their minivans and other horse-drawn poor wagons. The ignominy. The humanity. The Yankees fandom.

It’s an old story, yes. But I was leaning to thinking this isn’t such good optics for the governor of the smallest state. Then I was reading about the über-rich heading south of the border. As in one example, way south. And maybe, I’m a fan of a mouse that roars. Especially if someone is willing to stand up to the wealthy. 

Demonstrators begin to gather at a protest opposing Washington state's stay-home order to slow the coronavirus outbreak Sunday, April 19, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has blasted President Donald Trump's calls to "liberate" parts of the country from stay-at-home and other orders that are designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Inslee says that Trump is fomenting a potentially deadly "insubordination" among his followers before the pandemic is contained. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Hearing from my small business friends in my neck of the woods getting left behind in the mad dash for covid cash, I can’t help thinking: why are the protesters descending on state capitals? You can bet that the 1% sunning themselves on ocean-front property or in their New Zealand hobbit holes are unconcerned about anything state governments are doing. They have most of the federal government sewn up like a facemask. They’ve enriched themselves at a trough that’s just about dried up. Maybe they sense the GOP is dead in the water, and the Roaring 20s 10s are done. Their proxies still think this about a culturewar. But they’ve been duped. And they seem not to know it.

If they even tried to bus in gun-toting, flag bandana-ed people in need of haircuts to Westerly RI, you can bet that private security would be on them faster than a millionaire on the Mnuchin teat.

Still, there was some good news in the morning feed. Health care workers staring down the big baby behavior.

Anybody else see some heartening signs today?

* image credit: oregonlive.com and/or the AP

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to The Rich Bail; Their Sycophants Complain

  1. Liam says:

    Traditionally, Providence was an exclave of Yankees fans in the Red Sox Nation, like Eastie (East Boston) in Boston – despite his brother Dom being on the Red Sox, Joe DiMaggio attracted the Italian-American fanbase.

    A Trump-supporting high school friend lives in South County along the lovely RI south shore during the warmer half of the year, and has been hiding his FL plates but has not actually complained just expressed mild annoyance.

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