Thursday, April 30, 2020

Governor Holds Daily Covid-19 Briefing

Topic today: Food Production/Supply.

Governor Tate Reeves is holding his daily Covid-19 briefing right now.  Today's guest stars are Ag Commish Andy Gipson and famed restaurateur Robert St. John.*  The briefing is streamed below.

* State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said 246 new cases and 11 deaths today.  150 deaths are blacks while 109 are white.  93 deaths are among nursing home residents. Hospitalizations are increasing but vents and ICU's are stable.  Some hospital capacity is tightening due to the virus and admission of patients for other reasons.

* The Commish placed his white hat on the table.  Really?

* Commissioner Gipson lauded the Mississippi Farm Corps program for veterans or soldiers who need jobs. Website. 

*Speaker of House and Lieutenant Governor told DFA to hold $1.25 billion in CARES Act funds for their use.  Governor said the legislature has the authority to "appropriate money."  The Governor said "I don't give a damn who is in charge of the money."  He said what matters is the people who need it "now."  He said the program needs to be flexible in case the pandemic returns in the fall.  He said "politics and bureaucracy shouldn't cost Mississippians money they need."   "It is very clear the executive has the ability, and has to have the ability to expend the funds for all Mississippians," said the Governor.

* Bobby Harrison asked how this was different than the tobacco padnahship. The Governor said it was a good question and said it was state money diverted by a judge to a non-profit. He said the law is clear on the use of federal money.  One can almost taste media saliva as reporters drool over this fight.

* Clarion-Ledger reporter asked if Covid-19 deaths were undercounted.  Dr. Dobbs said there are probably some not included in testing count but there was no evidence it was a substantial group.  He said death certificates are under review.


anonymous said...

at 33:00 the ag commissioner starts taking about some programs to provide to put mississippians to work on the farms.
i got news for you mr commish, no unemployed american is going to voluntarily go do farm work , no matter what the pay is.

Anonymous said...

I was reading that Covid 19 has killed more people than the Vietnam war. This means that war is safer than Covid 19. There are many countries who are not taking Covid 19 serious. We need to take some military action against those countries and stop the spread of Covid 19!

Anonymous said...

@ 3:57. The estimated death toll in World War II of 62 to 78 million, making it the deadliest war ever. This is what the sheep in this state and country claimed was going to happen to us. Bit shy of that number wouldn't you agree. Also betting you wouldn't even take part in the so called military actions you are advocating. Stay hidden and we will let you know when you can out. Don't think you would be able to handle a real crisis. Sheep.

Anonymous said...

" the ag commissioner starts taking about some programs to provide to put mississippians to work on the farms " .

Give him a break, at least he wasn't wearing his ten gallon 'Hoss' Cartwright hat.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Governor is going to have to wash Tate's mouth out with soap tonight. His language got a bit salty today at the press briefing.

I was impressed.

Anonymous said...

Total American deaths in WW2 was 419,400. We'll hit at least half that amount from COVID. Without mitigation we would easily double the American losses.

Anonymous said...

Mr. "White Hat" Gibson obviously hasn't served in our military --- and sure as hell doesn't understand a United States Marine. I looked at these jobs and they are seasonal and grunt labor -- not NO, but Hell NO!

Anonymous said...

Big Daddy comes to the rescue, Tater controlling the $$$, since when in Mississippi... Can Choke invoke new gun laws too?

Anonymous said...

The peanut gallery on JJ seems to be extra salty but also very stale. You guys need to work on new material.

Anonymous said...

4:55, the total death toll of Americans in WWII was "only" .32 percent in the US. Dragging up global totals from all causes is just a joke.

We are running 4 times that death toll rate with COVID.

WWII death rates weren't an effing joke back then, but folks followed simple rules. Food was rationed, tires and gas rationed, folks planted victory gardens, most young men went into uniform or a factory, and lots of women went to work, too.

Folks in the middle of Kansas didn't bitch about having to have blackout curtains even if it seemed unlikely they were needed. They didn't paint their truck with flags about "tyranny" and wave rifles about like our FreeDumb Tea Party "Patriots." LMAO. Talk about sheep. Traitor sheep who don't care about others. Just money. And they follow the orders from rich guys blindly and ignorantly.

Let me quote a better veteran than me, Screaming Eagle Whidden, 96 years of age, D Day jump veteran:

"Whidden compared the current pandemic to World War II, saying that in some ways the pandemic is worse.

"People weren't dying at home," he said. "(But the pandemic) is affecting all the people at home. So many people have passed on, which is so sad, even before their time."

But, Whidden said, if the virus has one upside, it's that everybody has started to come together, just like during the war."

I'm sure a keyboard commando with a blank DD214 like you enjoys calling him a sheep, tough guy, because he suggests we are all in this together, for the duration.

Except guys like you, I guess.

Burke said...

Right on, 1:34! Right damn on!

Anonymous said...

Hear, hear!!

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