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.
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?
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