Guest “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” by David Middleton

Heart-warming news from Dallas (a month after we were freezing our @$$es off)…

Large crowds gather in Dallas for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations just days after mask, capacity restrictions lifted
Mike McRae, owner of Stan’s Blue Note, said the crowds were a godsend.

Author: Eric Alvarez (WFAA)
Published: 8:57 PM CST March 13, 2021

DALLAS — Large crowds gathered on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, as St. Patrick’s Day festivities coincided with the first weekend without statewide mask and capacity restrictions in Texas.

On Wednesday, the statewide mask mandate was lifted and businesses were cleared to reopen at 100% capacity.

For revelers like Shayda Nazifpour, it was the biggest crowd in almost a year.

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Images of the crowds on social media sparked backlash from users on Twitter, who called the gatherings irresponsible and feared they would lead to a spike in COVID-19 numbers in the coming days.

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Mike McRae, owner of Stan’s Blue Note, said the crowds were a godsend.

“Best day we’ve had in a year,” McRae said. “We were closed for four months straight. It didn’t just hurt me. It hurt all my staff.”

The workers were doing their best to keep things clean, according to McRae.

“We have hand sanitizer at the door,” McRae said. “We’re wiping down everything constantly.”

Maintaining social distancing was next to impossible with the capacity at 299 people.

“We do our best to social distance but when these guys have been cramped up a whole year, it’s hard to say you have to stay six feet back. But we’re doing our best,” McRae said.

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WFAA
“Big crowds gathering in the Dallas area of lower Greenville as St. Patty‘s Day parties coincide with the first weekend without mask and capacity restrictions in Texas” @wfaa

Mike McRae, owner of Stan’s Blue Note, said the crowds were a godsend

I spent about 1/3 of the 1980’s in Stan’s Blue Note. When it was at or near full capacity (every Thursday through Sunday night), it was impossible to stay six inches apart, much less six feet.

Thank you Governor Abbott!

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday businesses would be allowed to return to 100% capacity and masks would no longer be required starting March 10.

6KDFM

Rick Perry would have gotten it done sooner, but you got it done! I’m sure Fire Marshal Gump* is having an apoplectic seizure right now… A real Win-Win!

*Fire Marshal Gump?
County Judge Clay Jenkins is the chief executive of Dallas County and presides over the County Commissioners Court. He looks like the Jim Carrey character, Fire Marshal Bill from In Living Color and he talks like Forrest Gump. Gump appears to be hell-bent on perpetuating the ChiCom-19 hostage crisis forever.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Day 361 of America Held Hostage by ChiCom-19

2019 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Dallas County Residents
Date Last UpdatedConfirmed Cases of COVID-19Deaths from COVID-19
March 15, 2021249,6253,309

DCHHS

94.5% of Dallas County has not tested positive for Kung Flu and 99.9% haven’t died from it:

Dallas County PopulationUS Census (July 2019)
2,635,516
Confirmed Cases of COVID-19% Tested Positive
249,6259.5%
Deaths from COVID-19% Died
3,3090.1%

Assuming that 94% of the 0.1% didn’t die from something else, it took nearly a year to exceed the Dean Wormer line.

via Watts Up With That?

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March 17, 2021 at 05:01AM