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The Nooner for Frisday, August 28, 2020, presented by SYASL Partners
It is what it is. I was told by as reliable source that it's not 2030 yet.
So, now we have another legislator with COVID-19 and the Senate Republican Caucus and many staffers are in quarantine, with only three days left of the regular session and lots of bills to tackle. Brian Jones (R-Santee) came forward after an email was sent out saying that there was somebody who worked for the Senate who tested positive.
Will Gavin call a special session? Of course, under the state constitution, "On extraordinary occasions the Governor by proclamation may cause the Legislature to assemble in special session. When so assembled it has power to legislate only on subjects specified in the proclamation but may provide for expenses and other matters incidental to the session."
Only on subjects specified in the proclamation. I don't know if that's ever been litigated. Of course, 2020 is the textbook definition of "extraordinary occasions."
I joked in May about COVID-19 and Green Day's song "Wake Me Up When September Ends," but now I have high hopes for the Counting Crows's "A Long December." I honestly don't know if I will see family this year. I'm high risk because of my lungs and my parents are because of age. Nobody is clamoring for airports now either, which is a huge economic impact on everyone in that economic industry.
-The numbers: 145 more Californians lost their lives to COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total to 12,695. While first a Bay Area concentration and then LA, the Central Valley is being decimated. We have huge communities with substandard health care but everyone is an "essential worker" in the fields and you can't work from home and there is no such thing as socially isolating while working. The top six according to the LAT in the last 14 days are Kings, Fresno, Merced, Madera, Stanislaus, and Tulare.
Tulare? No, I haven't been sued by Rep. Devin Nunes, but the mere mention will likely trigger a subpoena. Fortunately, I know some pretty good pro bono lawyers.
Of course, Monterey is next and when you are eating your salad or berries on your ice cream tonight, think about them.
After Monterey is San Benito. If you wear the Hollister clothing, that is San Benito. Then comes Central Valley county of Kern, home of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Not McCarty.
If you know me, my love for folks doesn't follow party lines. That said, the response is incomprehensible to public health issues is "It is what it is." Before I met Paul Mitchell, I wanted to be a respiratory therapist. Yeah, he screwed my life up but also saved me (no religion sense).
Folks, I may have a Nooner Nightcap, as Gavin is speaking at noon, and the Legislature has no idea what to do. I am as clueless as anybody right now.
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