Let’s postpone open line this week to Sunday.

There are a lot of employees and businesses hurting right now.

I ask that you consider going to a local restaurant and ordering curbside–they certainly need the business.

Please feel free to send us names of restaurants that you intend to support.

We deserve better


23 Responses to Saturday

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just don’t call it a Chinese virus. It doesn’t matter where it came from, no one has to be a racist xenophobe.


    • Anonymous says:

      Had take out last night from a local restaurant. Together we will beat the Chinese coronavirus.


    • Don't worry, it's only the Apocalypse says:

      Knock out the Kung Flu !


    • So why do we need to pussyfoot around on this one? Remember the Spanish Flu, Ebola, the Zika Virus, Legionaires’ Disease, etc.? Each was named for the place it was first appeared. I’m totally in favor of calling this one the Chinese Virus and there’s not a racist or xenophobic stance at all.


  2. Ticked off taxpayer says:

    I don’t intend to use pickup at any restaurant until this is over just as a precaution. I know you mean well but the best way to flatten the curve is for everyone to stay home for two weeks. If you look at the China timeline, they locked everything down from Jan. 31st to Feb. 10. They started letting businesses reopen Feb. 10 in most of the country (but kept travel restrictions in Wuhan, their hot spot, in place). Factories that opened tested and quarantined every returning employee until the test results came back and they opened Feb. 13. It took another four weeks to completely get back to normal due to remaining travel restrictions, but now China is fully operational. Same pattern for South Korea and Singapore. The point is that if people stop exposing each other for about two weeks, the curve does get flattened. Hot spots take a little longer but the rest of the country goes back to virus free. I know that hurts businesses, but continued virus spread will hurt a lot more because businesses will be closed longer ( and more people will die).

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Anonymous says:

    Unfortunately our health care system is not as efficient as China, Singapore, or South Korea. Most reports have us in a situation somewhat closer to Italy. Stay safe and keep your loved ones safe.


    • Ticked off taxpayer says:

      Obviously you haven’t spent any time in those countries. Singapore’s health system is better than ours. We are much better than China and our internalized public health practices are significantly better. South Korea is probably on par with us, but their society is much more disciplined about working with their government to address health concerns. We got our first case the same time Italy got theirs. They didn’t take it seriously enough and it spread much faster and folks returning from Europe and spring breakers have helped accelerate our spread. So now we do need to take it a lot more seriously. We still aren’t as bad as China was when they got it under control.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Also there is no such thing as virus free.


  5. Question for Everyone says:

    How long do you plan to stay in and avoid restaurants, retail, and public places?


    • Ticked off taxpayer says:

      Two weeks. Then I’ll reassess. Once it is under control I do plan to increase my support of local businesses.

      Liked by 1 person

    • do know what that means says:

      As long as necessary to keep myself and family safe. Call me a preppier but I can go for months without needing to go out. I didn’t hoard but rather purchased extra items here and there for several years. I purchased a food storage system so good on food. Retail I can get what I need online but with American excess it might be good to not buy anything for a while. Just my thoughts..let the criticism begin.


  6. Anonymous says:

    That is why good ideas and good leadership is vital. What ideas does the leadership of this city have? What does the mayor say? What is the city manager have planned? What are the Oligarchs of southwest Texas planning to confront this epidemic? Read about Avi Schiffmann the solution is going to come from the people who live in the world, not the parasites that prey on them.


    • from the mayor says:

      The mayor had this to say in a piece he wrote for the local newspapers:

      “Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led.”


  7. Anonymous says:

    Dear Ticked Off, I have traveled through out Asia. My daughter works in Global healthcare. I have had medical care in Asia.


  8. Anonymous says:

    As long as tests and testing are not readily available it is impossible to gauge the impact of this virus.


  9. Anonymous says:

    Try carnitas
    Sun garden
    Great american
    You can order pizza or go pick it up
    Try take out from whole food
    Or albertson
    You can even cook at home since the stores have been wiped out of groceries
    Toilet paper doesn’t tastes good anyway you cook it


  10. Anonymous says:

    People need facts. Our leadership is lying. It was known this virus was coming since before Christmas. Hoping it will resolve by itself is only wishful thinking. Coronavirus can live on stainless steel over 24 hours and is airborne. In Singapore the response was fast and things returned to normal very quickly. The leadership recognized the threat and addressed it. Ignore the threat and the virus will spread. In truth, in the words of ticked off, eat at home until more information is known. As the 17 year old from Seattle, Avi Schiffmann said, You can learn the truth from utube and if you use common sense you really can. This situation is going to create a lot of hard times. It isn’t the first time humanity has been challenged and it won’t be the last.


  11. Anonymous says:

    Ugg, Dee Margo is simply useless to the people that live in this city. We need good leadership and reliable information. So strange that our fake leaders believe lies are better than truth.


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  13. ANONYMOUS ! ! ! says:

    For many years l’ve been telling myself this, but this time l really mean it when l say will NOT buy anything from China. lf this means that l’ll have to pay a bit little more or if (God forbid) l may have to actually do without something for a change, then so be it. l’ll be happy to reconsider my stance just as soon as China replaces communism with a legitimate form of democracy. The remaining six billion of us may have plenty of disagreements with each other but can’t we at least agree (or just most of us, because that’s probably all it will take) to give a great big F U to communism? We’re well into the 21st century and oppressiveness is still a formidable foe. Inexcusable and pathetic.

    What’s that? You want one more rant? Well ok, gosh darn it. Speaking as someone who works in a restaurant, l can assure you that cleanliness is a top priority. So when you go to pick up your overly-processed, artery clogging, cancer causing (yeah but it’s super delicious) food, you’ll be able to do so in a “healthy” sort of way.


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