AB keeps putting up remarkable stories, and this video. It is reassuring to know that there are real, smart and confrontational people out there making waves among a population that only knows to see on TV, and believe without question.
We had our first day in the wake of Governor Polis’s stay at home order. Of course, I went out and about. I drove down to Home Depot, maybe ten miles away and down the hill. I needed a drill bit for a project I was about to screw up. The local hardware store is closed. I went on the frontage road that runs beside Highway 285, South Turkey Creek Soad, and at first saw no one. But in the end, I passed maybe half a dozen cars. I stopped at a coffee shop down by Tiny Town that is allowing people to come in, order and take out. No change there.
On the way home, I decided to check out all the other locations we normally frequent. The bank and post office are open, though the bank has closed its lobby. King’s Sooper is open as usual, parking lot maybe 2/3 full. Safeway and Natural Grocers are open and busy. All three liquor stores are open, though they have changed their hours. These are all businesses close to us, as Home Depot (busy but not crowded) is at the bottom of the hill. So I covered a 13-mile area.
During the entire trip, I did not see one police officer or car. I am sensing that this “Stay at Home” is a TV show, that cops don’t care, and that only people who are poor in reasoning skills are taking it seriously. I still see, occasionally, a person with a full grocery basket and a face mask. Poor schmucks. Probably out of work to boot. This thing is very cruel at its center.
For us personally, we have only stopped doing three things – the gym, my wife’s yoga class and our every-other-week trip to Ted’s Montana Grill. I am at home most of the time anyway, though now I make it a point to go out more. I honestly don’t think anyone cares. On some level, almost everyone with any cranial capacity has figured out that this is a hoax.