CORONAVIRUS! Part 39 (Saturday-Sunday)
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Los Angeles County officials Saturday reported the largest one day total of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, confirming another 2,112 cases of COVID-19 and 48 additional deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 53,651 cases and 2,338 fatalities.
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS NOT UNDER CONTROL!
WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
THE COUNTRY IS NOT READY TO RE-OPEN!
There’s no testing. There’s no vaccine. People are dying everyday from this disease!
The CoronaVirus is still spreading! People are infected without knowing they are!
“Social Distancing” and Masks/Gloves are not a guarantee of immunity!
Friday night in DTLA! Los Angeles really knows how to riot!
Did you even know there was an LAPD tactical circus in town last night?
SpaceX and NASA – BLAST OFF!
RIOTING IN THE STREETS on Saturday Afternoon
POLITICIANS PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Not good for your image when you are telling people all is well….
and rioting in the streets is happening in real time while you talk.
Mayor Garcetti is part of the problem. We voted for him, but we don’t know if we would vote for him again. The handling of LA inftrastructure, traffic, the Homeless Problem, the CoronaVirus Pandemic, and now this incredible clusterfuck of racial protesting, looting, rioting, and “community policing” has made this city really hard to love. Garcetti Fail.
Beverly Hills got hit by looters too. These are organized gangs of looters targeting high-end retail businesses and using the protests to commit crimes, steal, and destroy property. The BHPD moved fast, drove the looters out and blocked off the city, but there was still a lot of damage and property loss.
There was very little coverage of DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles), and it is suspected there was a “NO-FLY ZONE” order quietly given to the news media. But there was still looting going on Downtown last night. And so, at one point they blocked off traffic at Grand and 8th and 9th, and trapped 125 looters and 55 cars, and they were arrested and impounded respectively. And the LAPD finally started stopping vehicles, searching cars, and arrested some of the “Mobile Looter Gangs” that were driving around breaking into businesses and starting fires. And the news media recorded license plates and video evidence of a lot of really dumb people who will get a visit from the police very soon.
But, right now we are pretty sure you can get a good deal on eBay today…..
Major Damage and Looting on Melrose, LaCienega, 3rd Street, Beverly Center, LaBrea&Wilshire, Santa Monica, and other places in West Hollywood and West LA!
THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA, GAVIN NEWSOM, DECLARED A STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAST NIGHT!
THE NATIONAL GUARD WILL BE DEPLOYED AT MIDNIGHT!
NOTE: The rioting will set “re-opening” Los Angeles, which was beginning to re-open this weekend, back a little bit…. most restaurants think they were trying to re-open too soon!
Many L.A. area restaurants are not re-opening yet. The reason: Too soon. It is expensive to get their restaurants up and running, and they know that it may be only a matter of weeks before we are slammed with mounting cases and they would have both the moral responsibility of contributing to that, and the expense of re-opening only to have to shut down again. Some people are smarter than they are greedy.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Last night was HORRIBLE. TERRIBLE. UNBELIEVABLE. and NOT SURPRISING.
11:15am: Well, we have been pre-occupied with the rioting and looting and the media coverage and lack of media coverage since Thursday/Friday…. and it’s Sunday now.
We are going to spend today cleaning and recovering from the weekend. And we didn’t even leave the house. We’ve been “self-isolating” for over 70 days and the situation hasn’t changed… no cure, no vaccine, not enough testing, not enough CORRECT testing,
and YOU COULD DIE IF YOU GET SICK.
And watching the protests, and rioting-looting FREE-FOR-ALL we saw a lot of masks, but didn’t see any “Social Distancing” except when they were running from the police. And what about the police officers who were exposed to infected people during the event?
And do you think there will another spike in reported cases in two weeks?
Will it be blamed on “re-opening” or on the protests? One guess.
12:00Noon: The Doc Marten store in West Hollywood is still on fire. The owner was just on TV and the back of the store is still smoking after burning all night long. People are coming out to help clean up the neighborhood and to see the damage in person. And it’s not just here in Los Angeles, communities all over the country are outraged at the vandalism and looting – opportunists STEALING AND DESTROYING for their own gain.
THAT IS NOT WHAT THE PROTESTS AND BLACKLIVESMATTER IS ABOUT!
Put down the spray paint and stop breaking into businesses if you want change.
Stop throwing things at the police and stop burning things if you want justice.
STRIKE! A GENERAL STRIKE BY WORKING PEOPLE WOULD SHUT THIS COUNTRY DOWN. RICH WHITE PEOPLE MIGHT THINK TWICE.
2:20pm: Huntington Beach Police don’t PLAY!
They called in the riot police as soon as there was crowd. They learned from many beach riots how fast it goes from protest to mayhem. And to shut it down before it can start….
And so the looting has begun in Santa Monica, there’s a peaceful march, but roving gangs of opportunists have started gang banging stores and stealing. Maybe they should close the street to traffic and search everyone leaving? They don’t have enough cops to control it. Santa Monica will look like WEHO if you don’t stop it now. They looted the Vans store and a bunch of other businesses. Organized gangs of looters with cars to load up their stolen goods. Wandering the streets with boxes of shoes and other merch.
1:00pm Curfew in Beverly Hills
4:00pm Curfew ordered in City of Los Angeles and Santa Monica
6:00pm Curfew until 6:00am across Los Angeles County tonight!
And it’s 4:10pm and the CURFEW has gone into effect.
There are National Guard troops on the steps of City Hall
and they are staging at the Federal Building at Wilshire and Sepulveda
Protesters are confronting Santa Monica Police (reinforced by LAPD and LASD)
on Ocean Blvd. Tear gas deployed earlier to move the crowd away from the pier.
2:30am on Monday: Well that was incredible. We watched as protests turn into looting in Santa Monica, and was posting to fb and messaging a member of the Santa Monica government. He was watching his city get destroyed LIVE and in realtime.
We can’t believe how it went down. Just a TOTAL AND COMPLETE FAIL by the Santa Monica Police Department all day long! Arresting peaceful protesters while looters pillage your businesses with impunity and then letting them get away, when it could have been prevented by the placement of officers beyond 3rd Street Promenade and a rapid response force (motorcycle officers) and by blocking the streets and stopping the looters in caught in traffic like they did in DTLA last night. Recover the stolen merch, seize their cars, lock them up, and stop the organized gangs and opportunists that are using the protests to steal and destroy. We watched it LIVE on TV, multi-streamed it on the interweb, and monitored other stuff on Periscope and Youtube today. It was CRAZY!
We finally made something to eat around midnight, having been absolutely transfixed by the media coverage of the protest/looting/riots and then two high speed pursuits!
On The Menu: Breakfast for dinner. Scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa verde; bacon, celery & carrots, an orange, butter and jam on toasted challah bread, orange juice and an iced espresso to drink.
THE LIGHTS ARE OFF
AND SOMEBODY IS HIDING IN THE BUNKER!
“Should the president address the country during a time of crisis?”
This is an actual question being asked on news networks.
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY! STOP SYSTEMIC RACISM!
STOP KILLING UNARMED BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE!
STOP RIOTING AND LOOTING! STOP BURNING THINGS!
“I just want to say – you know – can we all get along?
Can we, can we get along?”
– Rodney King RIP on May 1, 1992
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- CORONAVIRUS! Part 38 “I Can’t Breathe!” – “Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!” continued….
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 37 (Tues-Wed-Thurs)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 36 – Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 35 (Tues-Wed-Thurs)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 34 (Sat-Sun-Mon)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 33 (Thursday-Friday)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 32 (Monday, Monday and Tues-Wed)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 29 – Happy Cinco de Mayo!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 28 (Sat-Sun-Mon)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 27 – MAY DAY! MAY DAY! (Friday)
- Haiku Review – Spring 2020!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 26 (Mon – Thurs)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 25 (Sat-Sun)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 24 (Thurs – Fri)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 23 – Happy Earth Day! (Wed)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 22 (Tuesday)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 21 (Sat-Sun, and 4-20 Monday)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 20 (Thurs-Fri)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 19 (Mon-Wed)
- The Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 18 – Easter Weekend!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 17 – Not a Good Friday!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 16 – Is it F*ckin’ Thursday?
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 15 (Mon-Wed)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 14 (Sat-Sun)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 13 (Thurs-Fri)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 12 – April Fools Day!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 11 – The Surge is Here!
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 10
- The “TrumpVirus” Timeline:
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 9 (Thurs-Fri)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 8 (Tues-Wed)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 7 (Monday)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 6 (Fri-Sun)
- CORONAVIRUS! Part 5 (Tues-Thurs)
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Help for Senior Citizens during the coronavirus pandemic.
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WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK! WEARAFUCKINGMASK!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
I have privilege as a white person because
I can do most of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (BothemSean and AtatianaJefferson)
I can ask for help after being in a car crash (JonathanFerrell and RenishaMcBride)
I can have a cellphone (StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (JordanEdwards)
I can play loud music (JordanDavis)
I can sell CDs (AltonSterling)
I can sleep (AiyanaJones)
I can walk from the corner store (MikeBrown)
I can play cops and robbers (TamirRice)
I can go to church (Charleston9)
I can walk home with Skittles (TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hair brush while leaving my own bachelor party (SeanBell)
I can party on New Years (OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (PhilandoCastile)
I can break down on a public road with car problems (CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (CliffordGlover)
I can decorate for a party (ClaudeReese)
I can ask a cop a question (RandyEvans)
I can cash a check in peace (YvonneSmallwood)
I can take out my wallet (AmadouDiallo)
I can run (WalterScott)
I can breathe (EricGarner)
I can live (FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED* (GeorgeFloyd)
White privilege is real.
Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today.
*We are white, and we are also afraid of being arrested and/or murdered by the police. Police Brutality is real.