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Looks like Brookside Golf Course, which wraps around the Rose Bowl. It’s a not bad golf course, but a memorable piece of parkland at the base of mile-high Mt. Wilson.

What makes sense as a use for municipal golf courses right now is as urban parks. No golf (the problem with golf is that golf balls are hard and dangerous), but open them up as parks. Fence off the greens and tees and let people wander everywhere else. That’s how the Old Course at St. Andrews is used every Sunday: it’s a big park on Sunday.

A typical 18 hole golf course is about 160 acres, which provides a lot of room for wandering around without getting too up close and personal with other people.

Update: Well, that sounded like a good idea for the first ten minutes but iSteve commenter XYZ (no Mr.) points out:

The issue with parks, or using golf courses as parks, is sanitation. Meaning that it’s doubtful people can spend hours at a park and not eventually use a restroom, and that restroom could potentially be a source of infection. Many county parks that have stayed open, at least in northern California, have closed their restrooms. Whether that is in an attempt to discourage use, or an attempt to limit cleaning crew exposure, or attempt to limit the exposure of the public, I do not know.

 
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  1. Charon says:

    Why have the national parks been closed? Not enough open space, or too much?

  2. Well, as long as they (Golfers) do not share a cart, the rules of social distancing are upheld. The UV ray exposure shouldn’t hurt either.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Polynikes
  3. For a moment, the World still belongs to the bold. Or, perhaps, the owner and his wife, trying to enjoy the wonder of their investment in the final days before their creditors make the call.

  4. What’s “Bravo”, a drone? It’s pretty hard to play golf in secret. Putt-putt, maybe …. This reminds me of a Rush song:

  5. From Pink Floyd Sheep – Animals 1977

    Have you heard the news?
    The dogs are dead
    You better stay home
    And do as you’re told
    Get out of the road if you want to grow old

  6. Barnard says:

    Can’t they play while practicing social distancing? They are carrying their own clubs. The only transmission risk would be touching the exact spot on the flagstick where an infection player touched. Golfers never have to be within six feet of each other. The transmission risk seems pretty low even with normal course operations.

    • Replies: @neprof
  7. Barnard says:
    @Charon

    What National Parks are closed? All the ones I have looked up are still open, although a lot of the nearby resorts are closed.

    • Replies: @danand
    , @(((Owen)))
  8. newrouter says:

    These kulaks must be dealt with!

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  9. Farenheit says:

    Has Judge Smails shut down the Yacht club yet?

  10. Boomer says:

    Israel is purchasing “thousands” of ventilators for the covid19 epidemic and expects delivery in May. How is a country of 8 million, that doesn’t manufacture them, able to get this number of these highly desired machines? All of the other much larger rich countries are desperate for even a fraction of that number.

    https://www.jpost.com/International/Israeli-doctor-in-Italy-We-no-longer-help-those-over-60-621856

    • Replies: @Hans
    , @Thea
  11. @Charon

    In a week, they will be calling in drone strikes on the 9th Green.

  12. JR Ewing says:

    Shutting down golf courses and parks and other solitary outdoor activities make no sense to me. It’s very easy in those circumstances to stay away from other people and also the sunshine and fresh air would seem to reduce the risk as well. I’m a member of a private shotgun club – very much like a golf course – and our club is still open, they just told the members to stay the proper distance apart from each other and don’t “congregate” in the clubhouse. Seems reasonable to me.

    Stuff like shutting down solitary outdoor activities and instilling curfews makes me suspicious that some of these governors aren’t really looking for the best prophylactic practices and instead are power-tripping simply because they can.

  13. @Charon

    Under President Abrams, all national parks will be permanently closed, due to not being used often enough by People of Color.

    They will all be turned into refugee and asylum centers, and spare Holocaust Museums.

  14. Marty says:

    I got kicked off the Presidio Golf course in SF today. No, not the cops. But right now it’s a haven for biking, razors, frisbee and picnics. Can’t deny the kids and parents are having a great time.

    • Replies: @danand
    , @Steve Sailer
  15. Polynikes says:
    @ArthurinCali

    True in states that haven’t enacted martial law. Just being out of the home is illegal in most instances in Kommiefornia and other “shelter down” states.

    I plan on playing 18 Friday if my state doesn’t follow the lead and call in the Gestapo.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  16. danand says:
    @Barnard

    “What National Parks are closed?”

    Barnard, this is the only one I know of so far:

    79F458F6-E150-48E0-AA14-2240A289ECCA

  17. There have been plenty of hikers and mountain bikers on the trail in my local state park which officially is closed and a bunch of the parking spaces are behind locked gates.

    The reason it is closed is everybody is supposed to stay inside their home except for necessities (groceries, drugs, gas, &c) and emergencies.

    What most impressed me is 50 people lined up outside the (open for now) gun store. The online guns and ammo shops will not deliver to CA addresses the last time I checked.

  18. danand says:
    @Marty

    “I got kicked off the Presidio Golf course in SF today.”

    Marty, how did you manage to book a tee time? Last time I inquired, they were CoronaClosed.

    • Replies: @Marty
  19. No fun shall be permitted in this time of crisis.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
  20. The issue with parks, or using golf courses as parks, is sanitation. Meaning that it’s doubtful people can spend hours at a park and not eventually use a restroom, and that restroom could potentially be a source of infection. Many county parks that have stayed open, at least in northern California, have closed their restrooms. Whether that is in an attempt to discourage use, or an attempt to limit cleaning crew exposure, or attempt to limit the exposure of the public, I do not know.

    I will say I do have acquaintances that have attempted to shame people to stay indoors, period, so just like this media helicopter, some of this hysteria will not be government driven. But if it is not checked, it will ultimately be self defeating: shelter orders are tolerated right now by many, especially the salaried middle class, because they can still get paid working from home, buy groceries, enjoy walks and working out outside, and fun with family in the park. Shelter orders have already hurt many hourly workers; following that by attempting to restrict outdoor activities for everyone further would be a stupid move, even by California political standards.

    So they probably should just have kept the golf course open to golfers.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  21. @Marty

    Okay, that makes sense as a use for golf courses right now. No golf (the problem with golf is that golf balls are hard and dangerous), but open them up as parks. Fence off the greens and tees and let people wander everywhere else. That’s how the Old Course at St. Andrews is used every Sunday: it’s a big park on Sunday.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  22. JimDandy says:

    Think this could all be a test-run for authoritarianism? Welp, many Progressives certainly hope so. In Chicago, Second City Cop is expressing incredulity over Professional Angry Black Woman, Mary Mitchell’s latest column The Sun Times. Mitchell writes:

    “Seemingly overnight, Americans are being denied the right to assembly, to travel, to attend church and school and to entertain themselves in an effort to save lives.

    Similarly drastic measures could be used to curb the gun epidemic that claims lives every day.

    Don’t take this wrong.

    If we can fight a war against an enemy we can’t see or touch, we certainly could use draconian measures to fight the gun violence in our schools, in our workplaces and on our streets.”

    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

  23. What about golf courses in multiple jurisdictions? There is Bois des Sioux straddling the Red River between North Dakota and Minnesota.

    https://www.boisdesiouxgolf.com/about-bois-de-sioux-golf-course/

    And there is one in New Brunswick which is only reachable from the Maine side.

    http://www.avcc.ca/home.htm

    • Replies: @vhrm
  24. whiskey says: • Website

    The whole point of most Governors and Mayors is to make people as miserable as possible while exerting maximum control over every aspect of their daily lives as Priest-Kings. All while prancing around on cameras. See: Gavin Newsome, Mayor Garcetti, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, etc.

    Making people miserable is the whole point. There was never any other point. Well besides protecting the elderly political class that is terrified of the Kung Flu.

    They will be closing down all beaches and parks soon, Newsome got wind of some people being outdoors and having fun, so its total lockdown. Save vibrants. They have the green light to home invade at will. Its more fun for them when you are at home.

    The movie “Funny Games” (there were actually two, one in 1997) is all about the wish fulfillment of the elite wanting to kill middle or upper middle class people. A couple of strangers torture and murder a family for no reason at all. Its the dream of people like Bernadine Ayers who thought the Manson Murders were cool. And this is our political class.

    They hate us. They want us all dead. If they can’t kill us they want us eating bugs and living in a shipping container.

    People know this. Its why they bought guns. Something like 80% of gun buyers were first-timers in the rush. They figure on Week Three the vibrants will be unleashed. On them.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Replies: @Known Fact
  25. vhrm says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Not a problem. Just have to build one of these at that bridge.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkpoint_Charlie

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  26. Dan Smith says:

    A friend in Phoenix tells me the courses there are open, with modification of greens so the ball doesn’t fall into the cup and handling the flagstick not necessary.

  27. neprof says:
    @Barnard

    With the new putting rules, the flagstick need not be touched; just leave it in.

  28. Many county parks that have stayed open, at least in northern California, have closed their restrooms. Whether that is in an attempt to discourage use, or an attempt to limit cleaning crew exposure, or attempt to limit the exposure of the public, I do not know.

    The reason they closed the restrooms is so people don’t steal the precious toilet paper.

  29. George says:

    Police helicopter stalks people who violate the stay-at-home order
    https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=9ajRw_1584904248

  30. I’m surprised LA’s homeless haven’t already comandeered this golf course, and other public tracks as well. What’s to stop them? Certainly not the mayor. Find a nice cool spot under a eucalyptus tree, pitch a tent and you’re all set.

  31. @Barnard

    I think only Yosemite and Rocky Mountain are closed. Of course, Isle Royale is always closed in March, but not because of the Chinese Virus.

    Other than that, they just have all services and visitor centers and tours closed.

    A nice ski trip to Gates of the Arctic NP would be good for social distancing.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Barnard
  32. @vhrm

    I took the U-Bahn in East Berlin, from the station where the Leningrad trains arrived. That wouldn’t have been Charlie where I crossed.

  33. @newrouter

    These kulaks must be dealt with!

    That seems to be it. This is sickening.

    This pathetic mewling apparatchik of the state has spying some guys … golfing!

    And he desperately wants to rat them out. They “aren’t *supposed* to be out here”. Golf has been closed down by big sister. And so proud of himself for flying by, spying them and making them comply with big sister.

    The golf ban is objectively stupid. Golf is the ideal activity for this situation–no contact, outside in the fresh air, easy to maintain social distance, your germs dead before the next folks come through. You skip the drinks/dinner in the club bar afterwards and golf is perfect. This is obviously just the super-state flexing its muscle … just to show it can boss you around.

    This news tool is not an American. He is not a man. He should have his penis taken away from him. He does not deserve to use it. He’s lucky these guys didn’t bring a rifle in their bag.

  34. @(((Owen)))

    Of course, Isle Royale is always closed in March…

    By the way, Isle Royale is one of the least-visited national parks, so it’s perfect for social distancing.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/815546895/the-lonely-non-island-unfortunately-moose-boulder-doesnt-exist

    I can’t wait until April, when the existence of Moose Boulder, which after a heavy rain is alleged to be an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in a lake, will be determined. Details in the linked interview.

  35. Jack D says:
    @XYZ (no Mr.)

    Generally speaking urine is sterile unless you have a urinary tract infection. People infected with the Chinese Virus are known to shed it in their feces but this is more of a problem in restrooms where waste gets aerosolized every time you flush the toilet (always close the lid and keep your toothbrush covered and far away from the toilet at home) than out in the open.

    You have similar cells in your lungs and in your digestive tract and Chinese Virus is now known to infect the latter – some % of victims get a “stomach flu” rather than respiratory symptoms but they can infect others thru their feces. AFAIK it does not get into your urinary tract.

    • Replies: @XYZ (no Mr.)
  36. Anon[319] • Disclaimer says:

    Meaning that it’s doubtful people can spend hours at a park and not eventually use a restroom, and that restroom could potentially be a source of infection.

    Problem is parks and the restrooms in parks tend to draw seekers if illicit, anonymous sex.

  37. Cuomo, deBlasio and NJ’s governor are all scolding their subjects today for hanging out in parks over weekend — you can go out for exercise but don’t dare “linger” or “make a day out of it.” Well, wait until the temps actually get up into the 60s — I don’t think they can keep a lid on things for much past Easter

    Meanwhile, no live fans allowed but oddly enough the horses were still running Sunday in Florida, California, Australia and New Zealand. The gate crew and outriders at Gulfstream did suddenly all go to wearing masks, though the track vet was standing right there without one.

  38. @whiskey

    And right on schedule Friday some Connecticut female in the “helping professions” was on radio whining about how risky it is to have a gun in your home. Not “take proper precautions,” more like “you’re dangerously insane.”

  39. @Jack D

    There are lots and lots of plastic, steel, and porcelain surfaces in a restroom that can be touched, or coughed, or sneezed upon. Male urinals are side by side without a partition at the face level. I think the concern with restrooms is that a large segment of the population would be using the same exact enclosed space, not anything specific to waste matter.

  40. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    Did the news tool actually stop them from playing? Did the Gestapo come and arrest the golfers? I don’t know about LA, but in Philly the police have now stopped arresting criminals for actual crimes so do they still arrest golfers?

    The serious problem that the authorities are now dealing with is “give them an inch and they will take a mile”. In theory going to the beach would also be good if everyone stayed 6 feet away from every other individual. Not 6 feet from any other GROUP but even within each group.

    But that’s not how it ends up in reality. Even for golf, the golfers are going to end up closer than 6 feet – they are going to ride in the same cart. They are going to borrow clubs from each other and do backslaps, etc. It is theoretically possible to golf and maintain the appropriate isolation but not in practice.

    The way that Chinese Virus spreads is among family/social groups. People are not getting it from strangers they are getting it from their friends and family. Staying away from strangers is relatively easy – you don’t want to hang out with strangers anyway. But staying away from your family and closest friends is really hard, especially in a crisis – these are the people you want to see the most.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Marty
  41. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Fuck that, there is the point where fatalism becomes irreverence. Just as in war and invasion.

    If im going to die, Im going to day with my 5 iron.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  42. Barnard says:
    @(((Owen)))

    Apparently, this has really taken off in the last few days. They are now closing roads into parks to keep the public out of them. Mount Rushmore is still open and Yellowstone has a message on their website that the park is open but most facilities are closed. Of course, most of the facilities in Yellowstone don’t open until May anyway.

    https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/03/coronavirus-and-national-parks-whats-closed

  43. @AnotherDad

    “This news tool is not an American. He is not a man. He should have his penis taken away from him.”

    Portland OR hatestream media affiliates are running hither thither to scold ordinary citizens out enjoying their weekend and just generally punching down as hard and fast as possible, in blatant violation of our Democratic governor’s order to place ourselves under house arrest.

    Today my largest client shut down for The Duration. Thanks, boomers!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  44. Spain’s lockdown has become so strict that walking your dog is one of the few legit reasons to be outside — so Spaniards apparently are pimping out their dogs to non-owners desperate for some fresh air

  45. @Redneck farmer

    Speaking of fun, even more crucial than golf or horse racing is the question of how all this is going to affect intersexual relations — AKA getting laid — in a world of 6-foot distancing. I haven’t been reading much on that angle yet, but I’m sure The Patriarchy will be to blame for something.

  46. Mr. Anon says:

    I’m just staying home and watching the game shows:

  47. Deckin says:

    Tennis is another great sport for the new social distanced reality. Even with doubles, there’s plenty of space and by the time the ball gets hit twice, whatever virus was on it from the ball toss on the serve is gone with the wind (and fuzz).

    Here in the fairly sane areas of No CA, the courts are being well used (along with hiking trails and dog walks) and everybody is handling this with good spirits. In fact, if you look at CA in general, it seems to be doing well (at least for now) on all metrics. And the Bay Area, better than I think anyone would have expected.

    I’ve got a few MD neighbors and they tell me there are absolutely no shortages at local hospitals (indeed, since all elective surgeries are off, whole floors are empty–the orthopods, plastic surgeons, and co are all playing golf and tennis). NYC may be Lombardia west, but out here the stores are all stocked and the customers well behaved. The dogs are well walked and the kids have never gotten more sleep.

    This will be a good research opportunity for the future: how, if at all, did all this extra sleep effect anything?

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @JR Ewing
  48. Anon[567] • Disclaimer says:
    @Known Fact

    There was something on hysterical Drudgereport last week about how sex with self is the only safe way. I didn’t click on the headline. Drudgereport is just insane these days. Apparently nothing has happened in the world since March 1 but coronavirus hysteria.

    More and more I think it’s just a hoax. Remember how Obama talked about universal pensions achieved by raiding the 401s and distributing it to the life long welfare recipients? Destroying the 401s is the start.

  49. Yeah, fresh air and the UV in sunshine might actually render the need for authorities to lock us down, so we can’t have any of that.

  50. @Jack D

    Philly the police have now stopped arresting criminals for actual crimes so do they still arrest golfers?

    Silly question … you know the principal demographic of golfers, so the answer is, “Of course!”

    • Replies: @Charon
  51. @Known Fact

    Speaking of fun, even more crucial than golf or horse racing is the question of how all this is going to affect intersexual relations — AKA getting laid — in a world of 6-foot distancing.

    Online dating will only get better for the Chads with good faces, good physiques, good openers, and good photos of them doing fun things in exotic locations.

    All other men should just order a vat of Astroglide and start praying for free RedTube premium access.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
  52. Meanwhile, Road & Track reminds us all to think about what’s really important…

    …no, NOT colored women’s nappy hair!

    The Grand Prix-o-Caust is far more important than that!

    The Jewish Racing Driver Who Beat the Nazis

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a31225330/the-jewish-racing-driver-who-beat-the-nazis/

    In the 1930s, Adolf Hitler funded the most powerful racing program in the world. An American heiress, a Jewish driver, and a struggling French automaker banded together to defeat them on the racetrack.

    In 1933, the newly-elected leader of Germany, Adolf Hitler, announced that the Third Reich would dominate the Grand Prix. After the government poured funds into Mercedes and Auto Union, their top drivers Rudi Caracciola and Bernd Rosemeyer swept the field in their supercharged Silver Arrow race cars.

    A woman named Lucy Schell decided that something had to be done—so she launched her own racing team. A dazzlingly fine driver in her own right, Lucy had cash to spend, reasons of her own to challenge the Nazis, and the will to claim her place in a world dominated by men. For a car, she chose the most unlikely of manufacturers: Delahaye. Managed by Charles Weiffenbach, the old French firm was known for producing sturdy, staid vehicles, mostly trucks. Racing seemed like a path to save the small company. For a driver, Lucy recruited René Dreyfus. Once a meteoric up-and-comer, he had been excluded from competing on the best teams in the best cars, all because of his Jewish heritage.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    , @sb
  53. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Of course, if one actually digs into this story, one finds that the German 2nd place finish at Pau, France in 1938 was a sideshow that had no bearing on the overall European Championship for 1938.

    René Dreyfus never seriously threatened for the Euro Championship that year.

    Impressive that they managed to manufacture and entire book from this blip.

  54. Thea says:
    @Boomer

    Jewish lives matter

    • Agree: Charon
  55. j mct says:

    In NJ, they had closed the restaurant at my CC, but they were allowing one to go out on the golf course, carry your own bag only. It was quite crowded on nice days last week, as in crowded in the way golf courses get crowded, lots and lots of social distance, that they were going to re open the CC’s second course, which was closed for the winter, early. Then Gov. Murphy ordered it closed because it’s ‘non essential retail’. Very stupid, R0 is 0 on a golf course, but I guess complaining that one cannot go golfing at one’s CC won’t get one very far right now.

  56. Whiskey says: • Website
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Yeah that will work out well. Least violent case ordinary men won’t wife up those sluts who were the harems of a few Chads.

    Most violent someone creates a fight club incel army and uses it to seize power.

  57. Corvinus says:
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    It’s not about you, it’s about we as (white) Americans.

    • Troll: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  58. Marty says:
    @Jack D

    Around 10:30 Thursday morning, the San Rafael Police showed up in force at Peacock Gap Golf Course, a windy track just off the bay, and told everyone to go home. There weren’t many on the course at the time, but the range and practice greens were pretty full. I had finished my chipping practice about an hour before, so I didn’t have to suffer the indignity. One county up, Sonoma, courses are still open, you just have to pay by web or phone, no entering the pro shop.

  59. Charon says:
    @The Alarmist

    All he has to do is consider the demographic profiles involved. That answers the question.

  60. Lot says:
    @Deckin

    My experience exactly. No chaos at all here.

    One thing that had me worried: lots of pot smoking. If I can smell the weed coming out of their lungs from 30+ feet away, could I also be “smelling” their viruses?

    It’s also pretty unnatural to stay 6 feet away from people. The past week I’ve walked backwards away from someone I’m talking to more times than I can remember.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  61. @Steve Sailer

    Bruntsfield Links is just a grassy tract in the city centre, dogs, bicyclist scum and uni students usually.
    But in April, it’s auld tradition to get out there, as soon as day is up. The Council starts to shave the greens, for “free” (us council tax payers as per.. it’s probably the only reason to stay there, even for Sassenachs like me).

    After James IV’s Charter of 1508 allowed the Town Council to feu portions of the Burgh Muir quarriers began extracting sandstone from the Links. By an Act of Council dated 25 December 1695 lessees were granted the liberty of choosing “an aiker” on any part of the Links for a quarry, “the said aiker always being at ane distance from the place where the neighbours play at Goulf”.[3] Robert Chambers mentions golf being played on the Links at the time of a well-known local incident which he implies took place in the reign of Charles II, although the internal evidence points more to the later “Killing Time” of the 1680s.

    Free access, bring your own clubs (available for mere pounds in local charity/thrift shops, as long as you don’t mind vintage ’70s, 80s etc. “experimental” shaft styles. Nightmare.
    Or just ask to borrow, almost anywhere).
    Even bring your own drink. Or dogs. Or wives.

    O hold on ..
    Nicola was bumping her gums tonight.
    “All ay youse better stay in the hoose, ur else.”

    First time since before USA was even a thing. Shut and barred to the burghers. Threats of the polis.

    My good neighbour that had lived at the end of the street nearest the Links since just after the old Queen died, and recalled the Zeppelins jettisoning their bomblets after the failed raid on the Bridges (“two boys that I knew up the Doctors’ Hooses were killt, but the wardrobes couped and saved the rest ” (Chalmers Street or thereabouts) had never heard of chip and putt at the Links being banned, even during various wars.

    A very dignified and religious Morningside Lady, never without a big hat or gloves outdoors, who explained to me how those ladies in cowboy films never snagged or ruined their long long dresses on the wooden sidewalks (I was puzzled).
    “O that? We had this coarse stuff in a band, called the Brunswick braid. About two inches, and you’d tack it on with a longstitch, both sides o’th’hem, and change it every now and then. Jute, I suppose ..”

    Thank the Lord she’s passed now, I doubt she could have spiritually withstood the notion of the golf being banned, on the Links. A catastrophe indeed.
    See you on the Other Side.

  62. unit472 says:

    Governor De Santis was explaining yesterday how The Villages ( a very big 55 and up community in Florida still allowed its residents to golf. I didn’t pay close attention but did catch him saying the pins were removed so no one was touching them but since this isn’t PGA play ‘close enough’ might be good enough for putts or use a saniwipe if you have to pick your ball from the cup and everyone has their own golf cart ( which they do anyway in these retirement communities) so the course stays open.

  63. @Corvinus

    “It’s not about you, it’s about we as (white) Americans.”

    Wrong again, boomer. Viz:

    “Justice delayed is justice denied.” ~ Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King II, PhD

  64. @Lot

    “It’s also pretty unnatural to stay 6 feet away from people. The past week I’ve walked backwards away from someone I’m talking to more times than I can remember.”

    Oh, so you’re one of those CoronaHoax participants. Twice now a person approaching me on a paved outdoor walkway has done a little off-roading to maintain their six-foot orbit. I try not to laugh, but it really is funny. 99.5% of people behave normal. In the real world, almost no one is buying CoronaHoax.

  65. @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    1) You’re using “viz” incorrectly.

    2) Proper styling is “the Reverend Doctor,” not “Dr. Rev.”

    3) King was born Michael King, Jr. to his father, the Rev. Michael King, Sr., who then changed his own name, and his 5-year-old son’s, to Martin Luther in protest after a trip to Nazi Germany, and retconned his son’s name to Martin Luther, Jr., in a very confusing switcheroo which has rhetorical zing but not a lot of coherence. At no time was MLK styled “II”, viz “the second” (note correct usage of viz).

    4) Still clinging to PhD for authority in the case of this joker is questionable, considering the plagiarism controversy surrounding his doctoral dissertation, which by rights should have cost him his degree. In a color-blind world, that is.

    4a) Since you’re fond of calling out redundancies, calling someone Dr. X, PhD is… redundant.

    5) “Justice delayed is blippedyblub” — more appeals to authority; just because a serial woman-beater, plagiarist, whore’s-john, adulterer and puppet of communists said something in Soaring Ringing Tones, doesn’t make it true. Also, the quote is in syntactical and rhetorical terms rather clumsily applied, given it follows in the wake of your incorrect use of viz. Also I rather doubt King was the originator of the sentiment.

    D-minus. See me after class!

    • Replies: @Charon
    , @Autochthon
  66. sb says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Never heard of this guy before so looked him up
    Apart from being Jewish -which of course makes him a super hero -there doesn’t seem anything particularly memorable about him . No acts of heroism for example . Never had his life in danger ( off the race track ) ,never ( probably ) experienced a bullet shot in anger

    Actually the man he beat in the 1930 Monaco Grand Prix William Grover -Williams ( the previous year’s winner ) appears to be a person whose memory deserves to be much more remembered .
    But apparently he was a gentile so nothing special and can be dismissed

    • Replies: @Jack D
  67. Charon says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    A mercy killing, with a reprieve even!

    You’re too kind.

  68. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Well played, Sir. When people bastardize English, they may be excused their carelessness or innate lack of intellect, but to bastardise Latin one must make an effort to misrepresent his ability by daring to attempt it in the first instance; it’s the pretension that cannot be forgiven, then.

    In 1693, William Penn wrote “to delay Justice is Injustice.” But he was not entirely original himself.

    England’s Magna Carta Libertatum (1215) reads: “Nulli vendemus, nulli negabimus, aut differemus, rectum aut justiciam.”

    Hell’s bells: Exodus contains an exhortation that an overwhelmed Moses appoint other men who could serve as judges at all times – implicitly recognising that justice must be expedient to be effective, as people could not be expected to wait around interminably for only one man (Moses) to decide their cases. I expect some gloss about this scripture was what inspired King, since he was pretty good about exploiting the Bible to manipulate people, but not very knowledgable about law or history.

    Omar Mateen, like Señor King before him, is no legal scholar.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  69. @Polynikes

    What’s wrong with you? Don’t you know, no one is allowed to have any fun?

  70. Jack D says:
    @sb

    Maybe they should have called the book Hidden Race Drivers. It’s very Current Year (or at least was until it became the Year of Corona) to write about “overlooked” minority figures. If you dig deeper, you usually find out that they were “overlooked” for a reason – their accomplishments were not all that impressive, especially not when compared to the (usually white men) who were NOT overlooked in the past.

    The problem with this approach is that while it is portrayed as correcting past prejudice, what it really does is introduce a new form of prejudice. The “Hidden Figures” are not merely restored to their rightful place in history, they are place on a much higher pedestal than they deserve and the true heroes are cast down so that the younger generation grows up believing that Katherine Johnson single handedly took us to the moon instead of adding up columns of numbers on an adding machine. Meanwhile von Braun is that Nazi guy – he did something, I forget what, but it was mainly war crimes – maybe it’s best not to mention him at all.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  71. JR Ewing says:
    @Deckin

    There aren’t that many cases in California generally. Couple that with your doctor friend’s observations and it makes me wonder why Newsom closed things down.

    Could it be that he did it, just because he could?

    NO WAY!

  72. @Anonymous

    Very old golf joke:

    A big thunderstorm comes up as a group of golfers is quite far from the clubhouse. Thunder and lightening.

    One of the golfers takes a club from his bag and starts waving it in circles overhead.

    His buddy says, “Are you nuts! You’ll get hit by lightening!”

    The guy says, “Not to worry. Even God can’t hit a 1 iron.”

    Ba-dum. Try the veal, and don’t forget to tip your waiter.

  73. @Autochthon

    “Omar Mateen, like Señor King before him, is no legal scholar.”

    LOL. Alls y’alls swallowed my stinky bait, hook, line, sinker.

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