I enjoy your advice column and while I don't always agree, I know what I'm getting when I read your responses and appreciate that. What is your thought on the way Governor Beshear is handling the virus pandemic?
Dear Won't You Be My Neighbor,
When the virus (I call her ol' Corona) made her way into the Bluegrass, there was obviously some action that needed to be taken. Ol' Uncle Andy, Dandy Andy, Andy Besheep-herder, or whatever you want to call him, took action and started shutting things down. At first, I thought that was smart and watched his sermons--I mean, conferences, every day. Then, as his popularity grew, so did the long arm of his governmental overreach.
His hour-plus long conferences became 5 minutes of useful information, and one hour of "YOU. CAN'T. THINK. FOR. YOURSELVES. PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS ON THE SCREEN. I AM HERE TO SAVE YOU."
He comes from a platform of big government, small people, and he's certainly shining in the spotlight now. Corona is serious and we all need to be exercising safe practices. The Good Lord gave everyone a certain amount of common sense--some more than others. If you want to lick toilet seats for laughs, well then, Corona's waiting to be your next best friend. I personally don't need anybody (especially someone in office) telling me how to wash my hands or--for the love of Heaven--ensuring me that we're gonna get through this together, as if I'm in preschool getting ready to step on the bus for a field trip to Mammoth Cave.
Our economy is wrecked, 30 million people are on unemployment, churches and schools--all shut down. Vaccine or not, at some point we have to get back to our lives, and I think we're way past that point--and while that may not be normal as we know it--we have to rely on the aforementioned common sense to help us get back to work, back to church, back to school, and back to life. I for one am tired of everyone getting excited about watching Mr. Roger's Neighborhood every day at 4PM.
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