Andrew Gillum the Democrat candidate for Florida governor is named in a police report saying he was 'inebriated' and initially unresponsive in a hotel room. He was found early Friday morning with two other men, Travis Dyson, 30, seen right, and Aldo Mejias, 56. Authorities found baggies of suspected crystal methamphetamine in his hotel room at Mondrian South Beach early Friday. Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor who ran for governor in 2018, is not charged with any crime and was too intoxicated to answer questions. Miami Beach police report says that Gillum was allowed to leave the hotel for home after he was checked out medically. Gillum, 40, who is married to R. Jai Howard, pictured left, and who has three young children, denied using drugs 'While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used meth,' he said.
Something is going on, and I'm not buying what we the public are being told. Heaping manure on a Ritz cracker doesn't turn it into a luxury couture cracker from Froufrou & Thomas. It's my feeling that's exactly what churlish untrustworthy politicians complicit with the lamebrain media are attempting. I'm open to being persuaded otherwise.
Fomenting panic to inculcate blind behavioral compliance is no different than using schizoaffective disorder to sell aspirin. Both constructs are based upon falsity. Considering the history of draconian ulterior self-serving machinations by feckless politicians, why should I blindly accept their claims at face value?
Governors have ordered the closing of all restaurants, bars, theaters, stores and gyms. Supposedly this is because gatherings of 50 or more persons exacerbate the potential for transmitting the coronavirus.
But these same states haven't shut down airports. They would have us believe that going to school, a restaurant, a bar, a movie or a gym – to eat/drink, watch a film, and/or exercise – is dangerous, but waiting in a crowed airport in preparation to enter a sealed pressurized container with 100 or more people is OK. We're not safe in a restaurant but supposedly we're safe in a sealed container for two to six hours with people coughing, sneezing, snoring, changing children's diapers, etc.
As I write this article, is has been approximately 24 hours that a longtime dear friend and colleague lost his wife to H1N1. She had spent time with family and friends out of state and then flew home where almost immediately upon arriving she exhibited symptoms of this virulent virus. Less than two weeks later my friend's wife went to be with the Lord.
There's been no backtracking to see where she contracted the H1N1 virus. There's been no investigation of every person on the filled-to-capacity flight she traveled home on. But I'm supposed to passively accept that it's too dangerous for me to enjoy an evening of dinner and cigars with friends?
The subways and rail lines haven't been shut down. We're to believe it's a public safety menace to take in movie or have dinner with friends, but riding on a crowded subway where people cough, sneeze, brush and rub against one another is OK? Traveling from Atlanta to Manhattan on a train filled with strangers who could have a cold or flu is fine, but working out at the local gym for 45 minutes is a threat to society? Really? We're supposed to accept that at face value without question? MORE