The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices — paid by others.
Well, the damned, dirty, Trumpian Fascists of The Donald’s reelection campaign just got caught red-handed … doing something truly awesome and trying to do it anonymously so as to not have it seen to be part of their jobs as the POTUS’ campaign organization.
Since last Thursday, President Trump’s reelection campaign staff has been calling up local restaurants in the Blue Wall states: New York, New Jersey, Washington, and Michigan, and placing large orders of food to be delivered to more than a dozen hospitals in those crisis areas.
It’s a damned good thing that they got caught at it! Who knows what could have happened if their sort continued to support both local restaurants and front-line medical personnel during this pandemic.
Yeah, we can all forget about suits and ties. We can say goodbye to sport coats or blazers with a button-down shirt and slacks. We’ll even need to leave our polo shirts and chinos in the closet. The days of the various businesswear dress codes are over.
Yes, the new businesswear for Coronavirus and beyond is and will be pajamas, a comfy robe, and slippers. There’s no point in anything, given that telecommuting / remote work is currently “required” for most people and that is not going to change even after the panic over this disease fades in favor of the media’s next trick.
This Is Our New “Reality”
Don’t expect things to go back to how they were before. This is our new normal. There may be a short term rush back to the office, but it won’t last for most of us. We’ll fairly quickly be heading back home to telecommute.
Companies in several verticals have now learned that they can have mostly remote workers and they’ll quickly realize that it is cheaper and more profitable to continue this.
And there’s even the perfect, recurring rationale for it. COVID-19 is functionally “just” a severe seasonal flu. So, next year’s flu season has just as much “need” for self-quarantining, social distancing, and sheltering in place to some extent. The seasonal flu does, after all, kill 12,000 – 61,000 Americans every year and hospitalizes another 140,000 – 810,000.
So yeah, better for the companies’ bottom line and easily rationalized as a responsible and compassionate course of action. Get used to your jammies, robe, and slippers, my friends. 😉
Possibly the best hat ever! And, to me at least, it’s utterly unsurprising that it’s currently sold out. Between the vast number of American patriots and the recurring violent hatred displayed by the Left towards “red hats,” it makes sense to me that this item would be hard to keep on the shelves.
So yes! Make them cry bitter tears of loss, despair, and dispossession! Wash our nation clean in a flood of their tears.