Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones: Louisiana Calling In The Big Guy

“You assholes do know you’re not wearing gloves, right?”

Newsweek:

Louisiana Gov Calls for 3 Days of Fasting, Prayer During Lunch Over COVID

In a press conference on Thursday, Louisiana’s Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards called for three days of fasting and praying during lunchtime from July 20 to 22.

“I know it’s a little bit unusual,” Edwards said. “This will be a spiritual diet and exercise that I, as a Catholic Christian, believe is very important anyway.”

He said the prayers are intended for the people of Louisiana, the sick, caretakers and the families of those who have passed on. The idea arose from a telephone conference he had last week with religious leaders from across the state of Louisiana—Edwards said he hosts such a call every three weeks.

Louisiana is in a serious, second spike. Masks are mandatory and über wingnut LA Attorney General Jeff Landry is saying that demanding masks is likely unconstitutional and unenforceable.

“Although the mask mandate and the 50-person limit may be good recommendations for personal safety, they may not be enforced with financial or criminal penalties,” Landry wrote. “Both businesses acting under color of law ask mask police and actual police acting as mask police could face liability if individual civil rights are violated due to the Proclamation.”

…as is ordering prayers, but Imma bet that Landry is OK with that. Landry would probably not be sanguine if Gov. Edwards demanded voodoo rites, but maybe we’re splitting hairs here.

Mask-up, Louisiana. Maintain your distance. Keep yourselves isolated to the extent that you can. Pray to your gods if you got ’em. But remember that Gawd helps those who help themselves (or so I’m told).

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18 Responses to Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones: Louisiana Calling In The Big Guy

  1. Infidel753 says:

    The thing is, it isn’t enforceable, regardless of what the law or the constitution say. The cops can’t be everywhere. Businesses can refuse entry to people not wearing masks, but they can’t watch everybody in the store every minute to make sure they keep them on. It’s going to come down to local culture. The asshole-dominated parts of the country, where people react to mask rules like a screaming toddler refusing to eat its vegetables, will keep on getting hammered by the virus. The blue cities where people are more deferential to science will have a better chance of keeping it under control.

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  2. Stony Pillow says:

    If you’re living in a Trump +20 state, prayer/fasting and “head for the hills” are just about your only options.

    Pain is the best teacher. The Trumpanzees will change their minds when their guns can’t convince hospitals to kick out people of color to make room for the infected whites waiting in ambulances in the parking lot.

    Give it a couple of weeks.

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    • beckymaenot says:

      Sad but true SP. It amazes me that these people, who won’t and don’t believe in actual, provable science that says simply wash your hands, stay home and wear a mask to solve the covid probelm, instead expend their energy praying to an invisible deity to be saved from the unstoppable hoax disease. It’s ridiculous. Stepping over dollars to pick up dimes is a phrase that comes to mind. All because “you can’t tell ME what to do.” Idiots.

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    And did you notice how proudly he announced exactly what flavor of Xtian he is? The One, The True, The ORIGINAL……..Catholic!

    That’s the <sbassist, er, basest form, the one driving the beat downs, so to speak; the rest are just copycats & impostors.

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    • Buttermilk Sky says:

      He has to identify himself that way because a lot of people don’t believe Catholics are really Christians, and some of them live in Louisiana.

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      • mark r. says:

        Our friends at Wikipedia tell us: Since French Creoles were the first settlers, planters and leaders of the territory, they have traditionally been well represented in politics. For instance, most of the early governors were French Creole Catholics. Although nowadays constituting only a plurality but not a majority of Louisiana’s population, Catholics have continued to be influential in state politics. As of 2008 both Senators and the Governor were Catholic. The high proportion and influence of the Catholic population makes Louisiana distinct among Southern states.

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  4. mamadillo says:

    For as long as I can remember, “No Shirt No Shoes No Service” signs have been on the front doors of dozens of restaurants and have been enforced by the personnel of the store. I have never read of an instance in which mayhem occurred because some wannabe patron demanded service although he wore no shirt. Why why why do so many people think this simple health matter equals destruction of their liberty? Public health concerns seem easy enough to digest as logical and helpful.

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  5. osirisopto says:

    Of course. Thoughts and prayers as Government policy. Why didn’t they think of this sooner?

    It’s worked so well to stop mass shootings, hurricanes, and floods. Now they’ll prove how effective thoughts and prayers are on plagues.

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  6. w3ski4me says:

    Only offering prayers? Oh No! Not thoughts and prayers? At least when you get shot, you get “thoughts and prayers”. Not so much for the epidemic, I guess.
    Not that either would help in this case, but I thought us worthy of the whole “bag of tricks” not just the easy parts.
    Oh well, maybe next time.
    w3ski

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  7. The King In Yellow says:

    I live in New Orleans. In today’s Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate newspaper, the front page has a multi-graph showing Louisiana’s COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The only factor that has reached an unprecedented high is the number of cases. What I consider the most important factor, deaths, has held steady since mid-June. There is also a marker for when the state began to mandate masks and closing bars on July 13th. Since then, the number of hospitalizations seems to be leveling off. The new cases are going down, but it could be another small valley on a big mountain. Stay healthy.

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  8. The King In Yellow says:

    In Louisiana, since July, the average number of deaths appears to be about 20 per day. The peak number in mid-April was around 125 on a single day. It could be a lot worse at present. Wear your mask! It makes a difference.

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    • osirisopto says:

      I remember a saying attributed to Stalin. Who’s family he killed to get it I don’t know, but it goes…

      ”It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes.”

      20 deaths a day is bad enough. I fear we don’t know the whole story, like who is dying of complications that could be attributed to Covid-19 if the certifying individual checked the right box on the death certificate.

      Then there is the evidence that people who recover are suffering from organ damage that seems mild now, but could explode in years to come. Like the fall I took when I was 21 that caused me to get my hip replaced because I couldn’t walk 37 years later.

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  9. MDavis says:

    Seen/heard in the rural streets:
    Smirking woman putting on a mask mad of lace in order to enter the store – I’m betting this one will be really popular in many places.
    Smirking man walking directly past the checkpoint (currently warning that masks will be required in a couple of days) with his open-carry gun on his hip. Claims he can’t wear a mask as the gun makes it a federal crime for him to cover his face. This will also be popular in open carry states.
    An older man claiming (with a smirk visible right through his mask)
    1) wearing a mask when entering a store used to get you arrested (note – People often wear masks on doctor orders so they can be out while sick, like with bronchitis, What is different is everyone expected to wear masks)
    B) It’s only ( ! ) 100,00 people who have died of COVID & the flu has killed a million people – in the last Forty Years. (note – if those numbers were right that already makes COVID 4 times more deadly than Justtheflu and the year isn’t over yet. Also he seriously underastated COVID morbidity.
    And…
    A random male person “what’s the big deal? We’ve been through epidemics before and come out okay, and those are way worse than pandemics.”

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    • MDavis says:

      And I forgot the one from a few days ago – two fellows talking outside a store, one saying it is only a slippery slope matter of time before we’ll all be herded into a pit and shot. Apparently because they were asked to put on masks before they went inside.

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      • beckymaenot says:

        MD- yep. And these very same people will be crying a river of tears all over FB- saying how sorry they are because now that granny died and their kid who has asthma died and their diabetic neighbor who used to watch their kids died- well they are so sorry and NOW they believe in the covid and won’t you all please listen to the experts. But- it will be too late…

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      • MDavis says:

        It’s really upsetting that you describe a best case scenario here. A worse case will involve a lot of deaths from guns and bombs.

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