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Archive for April 22nd, 2020

Mil Máscaras

And on this Earth Day 2020, we are literally fighting for our survival.

From the Mil Máscaras Department from the Chron today:

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Wednesday will order residents to cover their faces in public, county officials with knowledge of the plan said, the latest effort by local government to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The new rules, which will require residents 10 and older to cover the nose and mouth when outside the home, will take effect Monday and last 30 days, three county officials said. Acceptable garments include a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief. Medical masks or N-95 respirators are not recommended as they are most needed by first responders and health workers.

Hidalgo is expected to announce the face mask rule at a 3 p.m. news conference.

Why doesn’t it go into effect sooner?

Wouldn’t it be cool if all stores carried all the masks and hand sanitizers you needed?

Meanwhile, I was watching the H-Town City Council meeting this morning and Council Member Greg Travis was saying he can’t wear a mask because he has a sinus condition that prevents him from wearing a mask.  Maybe he ought to just stay at home for everyone’s sake.

The coolest mask I have seen:  State Senator Carol Alvarado’s Astros mask.

This fella is arguably the most dangerous man in Texas these days.  From the Chron:

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the country never should have been locked down and is blaming the “wrong numbers” and “wrong science” for devastating the state and national economies.

“Our country should not have been locked down,” Patrick, a Republican from Montgomery County said on a Fox News Channel program with host Tucker Carlson.

Patrick said while every life is valuable, Texas had lost only about 500 people, but the economy has been destroyed because of the stay-at-home orders. Nearly every governor in the nation issued such an order, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican who signed a stay-at-home order three weeks ago to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Patrick, 70, took issue with the science that has been cited to justify the lockdowns. He said at the end of January, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was saying the virus wasn’t a big issue. Then weeks later, 2 million Americans were predicted to die, Patrick said. Then it was 100,000 to 200,000 deaths. Now it might be under 60,000.

“They told us, Tucker, follow the science,” Patrick said. “Well, what science?”

I sure am glad all this is going on the record.  The way a lot of GOP leaders have performed their duties during this pandemic is just mind boggling.

In today’s Flavor Section of the Chron, there are two stories on tacos.  In one, Chron Food Critic Alison Cook writes about the early taco days and mentions Las Cazuelas.  The eatery used to be in H-Town’s Northside on Fulton and Quitman.  It was a late night grub hangout.  I remember going there after a night of campaign sign making or sign putting up.

I made me breakfast tacos this morning.  Leftover French Fries from Pappa’s mixed in with scrambled eggs for papas con huevos, Kroger store made flour tortillas and turkey bacon with dashes of Tabasco.  Three of them to be exact.

Last night was Dollar Dog Night.

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