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If you haven’t figures it out yet, Gov. Greg Abbott hates me.  He must have read my take a couple of days ago on the personal responsibility thing and now has included it in his latest executive, err, death order.  Here is from his latest: 

Texans are strongly encouraged as a matter of personal responsibility to consistently follow good hygiene, social-distancing. and other mitigation practices: 

Here is from the Chron: 

Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday issued an executive order barring local governments from limiting the capacity of restaurants and other businesses or requiring facial coverings, even if they are located in a hospital region with high levels of COVID-19 patients. 

Since March, Abbott has prevented counties from imposing any operating limits on businesses, unless COVID patients made up 15 percent of hospital capacity for seven straight days in the respective county’s hospital region. In those areas, county judges could reduce business capacity to as little as 50 percent and call on residents to wear masks, though local officials could not penalize anyone — through fines or jail time — for failing to wear a mask. 

Abbott’s new order, which takes effect immediately, strips local officials of even that authority. It prohibits COVID-related business operating limits and mask mandates even in areas that exceed the 15 percent threshold. 

And this: 

In a statement, Abbott said his executive order “emphasizes that the path forward relies on personal responsibility rather than government mandates.” 

“Texans have mastered the safe practices that help to prevent and avoid the spread of COVID-19,” Abbott said, echoing past statements declaring victory over the virus. 

Here is the entire Chron article: As delta variant spreads, Abbott bans local COVID restrictions in areas with high hospitalization rates (houstonchronicle.com). 

We have not mastered squat. I have run out of words to describe this miserable piece of you know what.  Just when you think a Texas governor couldn’t sink any lower, this one does.  Whenever it is all said and done and this pandemic is over and way too many people died, he’s going to say that he left it up people’s personal responsibility and they made their choices.  Worthless leadership on full display. Shame on this mother fu_ker. May he go to hell. 

Here is Kuffer’s take on this: Greg Abbott will blame you if you get sick – Off the Kuff. 

Royko sent me this on schools and masking up: 

Best reason to get the children out of the Marxist indoctrination centers, and home school the children, without the face diapers, so that they can learn to think for themselves. 

Royko wants to surrender our schools and do away with public education.  Forget about all the kids who have both parents working jobs. That’s your GOP folks. 

The two best teams in MLB meet this weekend in San Francisco. I am talking about the 64-38 Giants and the 63-40 Astros.   

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