The serene and quiet resort city of Big Bear Lake has decided that it will not enforce Gavin Newsom’s cumbersome health orders heading into Memorial Day weekend. The decision comes as many other areas of the state are also moving ahead of the State’s reopening plan. The city risks could include loss of state licenses for certain types of business. The city said it has no legal responsibilities to enforce the state orders.
Many are calling the state’s plan to reopen the economy too slow and that it can’t be applied to all areas of the state equally. Some areas of the state have very few confirmed cases of coronavirus, even fewer confirmed deaths from the virus.
The city of Big Bear Lake has very few confirmed cases, and no deaths. So there is really no reason that a small resort town that relies heavily on tourism shouldn’t be allowed to start to reopen. Even without any restrictions whatsoever tourism will be way down and revenue in these tourist destinations will take a while to return to pre-lockdown levels.
“As a result of the Governor’s restrictions, the vast majority of local businesses have essentially been closed for the past 10 weeks, resulting in significant and continuing economic and social harm in our community,” the city statement said. “Tourism-dependent businesses have been especially harmed.”
The lockdowns were far too strict, far too overbearing, and ultimately will prove to have been very destructive to our economy. Far more destructive than the virus ever would have been. California is hurting bad from the shutdowns. It seems as if the homeless population in California is increasing and unemployment claims are skyrocketing by the week.
So many unemployment claims have been filed in California in such a short period of time that the website for filing claims has crashed several times and officials have admitted they were not prepared to handle the practically overnight inundation of unemployment claims.
People are out of work and when they don’t have a job they have less disposable income. When people have less disposable income the economy starts to suffer. Many businesses are built on the premise that people will spend on something that they could have ultimately done for themselves. People can cook at home, but sometimes they prefer to go to a restaurant for a prepared meal. You could cut your own hair, but unless you really know what you’re doing it’s probably a better idea to see a stylist or barber.
Our economy is essentially built on the non-essential. And many of the businesses that were deemed essential probably weren’t. I don’t know, you have a hard time convincing me that a marijuana dispensary is more important than a hair salon, barber shop, hotel, or dine-in restaurant. Why can’t they be equally important?
That is the problem that California is facing. The Department of Justice and the Health and Human Services have both voiced concerns and issued warnings over California discriminating against some businesses and faith-based organizations in their plan to reopen.
Several counties, cities, and thousands of churches have risen up in opposition to the prolonged lockdowns that are crushing them. Economically people are suffering far worse than we are suffering from the virus. It is time for us to reopen, and at a much faster pace than the out of control Governor Gavin Newsom will allow.
I have been praying that people will wake up in California and my prayers are finally starting to be answered. So many people have chosen to speak up against these tyrannical governors. People from all walks of life are being adversely affected by these lockdowns and the consequences will be felt for months to come, if not years.
Many people will head into that voting booth remembering how our Governor’s first action in keeping us safe from a virus was to destroy our economy, curtail our freedoms, change voting rules, and try to close our gun shops…
More than 1,200 pastors in California have signed a petition that says they will resume in-person services beginning on May 31, whether or not Gavin Newsom says it is OK. While this move would defy the state’s stay-at-home order, it would be in line with a DOJ warning to California that they must allow churches to reopen if they are allowing other parts of the economy to open as well.
The church leaders are obviously being very nice to the out of control tyrant Gruesome Newsom. If it was me the letter wouldn’t have been so forgiving of the Governor’s anti-church agenda.
Under California’s current plan to reopen, churches would only be allowed to reopen in Stage 3. After many other parts of the economy have reopened. Currently we are only in the early portion of Stage 2 to reopen. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been under growing pressure by the state’s most prominent religious leaders to reopen churches immediately.
The DOJ Civil Rights Division recently issued a very strong warning to California that it must allow faith-based organizations to begin reopening if it is allowing other parts of society to open as well. The state has no right to discriminate against churches the way that it has.
Science alone is not the answer and I would be terrified to live in a world run purely by scientists and doctors. It would be a total nightmare. We can easily find a healthy balance between religion and science that is productive without being destructive.
It is precisely in crisis times like these that religion becomes one of the most important aspects of life and it guides us through. This is why religion exist, because there are major events in this universe that makes us humans feel small and we want to understand what role we have to play in all of this. Religion often gives us the answers we need and where science is plentiful in questions it is severely lacking in answers.
“The churches are not being treated with respect by a lot of the Democrat governors…I want to get our churches open, and we’re going to take a very strong position on that soon.” -President Trump
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“Should Tulare County experience a surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of hasty and careless actions, the county may be ineligible for reimbursement” through state and federal dollars, Mark Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
The fight between the local areas and the state government is heating up as many areas are unhappy with the slow progress being made towards reopening the state. Governor Gavin Newsom and the other corrupt California Democrats are very reluctant to allow this crisis to end before they have a chance to institute their agenda and influence the 2020 elections.
And just like that the media is also reporting a sudden “spike” in coronavirus cases in the Tulare County area, but even this dire warning from the media isn’t slowing the momentum of the reopen. When you have a county of over 440,000 people you aren’t going to keep your lives shutdown over a few dozen tragic deaths. Life must go on, and for many places it will go on whether Gavin Newsom says if it is OK or not.
Tulare County’s nursing homes in particular are struggling with the coronavirus: 51 deaths and infections among nearly 30% of the more than 1,100 residents. Local officials blame the state, which regulates nursing homes. A few weeks ago the Newsom administration even approved a plan to put covid infected into nursing homes.
For over 99 % of people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, very similar to a cold or flu. For the older and more vulnerable among us the virus has proven to be deadlier, as seems to be the case with nearly every other virus that is out there. If you are obese, have heart or respiratory problems, you might find yourself at greater risk for this virus. Otherwise, there is a strong chance you will recover just fine.
Among the counties that have been given the go-ahead by Emperor Newsom to open as of Wednesday were San Luis Obispo, Napa County, and Merced County in the Central Valley.
People are sick and tired of these lockdowns and many business owners are struggling to figure out how they are going to triple or quadruple their business once allowed to reopen, especially if they are forced to follow extreme social distancing measures. The longer the Democrats try to carry this pandemic on, the more people they will turn against them. We have to make a living, we have to go on about our lives, we have to get back to the OLD normal because none of us want to live under this “new” normal.
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“Under President Trump’s leadership, the Department of Energy is committed to making real and significant progress to meaningfully address the environmental legacy challenges from decades of Cold War era government research,” U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said in a statement.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Wednesday it would tear down 10 buildings at the U.S. government’s former Santa Susana Field Laboratory northwest of Los Angeles that was left contaminated by decades of nuclear, rocket fuel and liquid metal testing.
The buildings set for demolition were part of a radioactive materials handling facility at the more than 2,800-acre Santa Susana site in the Ventura County foothills, which opened in the late 1940s ordered cleaned up under a court-ordered 2010 consent decree.
This is another example of President Trump focusing his efforts on helping out California even though he doesn’t really have to help us. He doesn’t need California to win an electoral victory, and California is home to many of his most vicious opponents. We have Pelosi, Newsom, Mad Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, Eric Swalwell, Kamal Harris, Dianne Feinstein, I mean the list literally goes on and on…So you would think President Trump would snub California at any given opportunity but he always seems to want to help us out with our problems.
He worked to secure the olympics that will be coming to California and will be a massive boost to our economy even though it is set to take place after Trump would be out of office. He didn’t hesitate to do everything we asked him to help us with when it comes to our wildfire problems. President Trump has given Gov. Gavin Newsom nearly everything he has asked for when it came to the coronavirus crisis.
President Trump cares about California and millions of us here care about him as well! Thank you Mister President for helping us out with this cleanup project that has taken decades to get done. President Trump is truly a man of action. He never just talks without being ready to act. Everything he says is a promise and he always strives to deliver on his promises.
Many Liberal-Democrats accuse President Trump of not caring about the environment but he has proven them wrong over and over again by taking actions and major steps to protect our lovely and lush natural environments.