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(Marketwatch)   In New Jersey, indoor dining at restaurants is now off the menu indefinitely   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
Good. I live in NJ. My whole family in Florida was exposed and may be infected by being stupid and going to indoor establishments. This is why NJ and Florida are a world apart with infection rates.
 
6 days ago  

TimeCubeFan: Good. I live in NJ. My whole family in Florida was exposed and may be infected by being stupid and going to indoor establishments. This is why NJ and Florida are a world apart with infection rates.


May be? What does that mean? They may be infected by all sorts of things. May be herpes. Actually that not so much a may be as an it is.
 
6 days ago  
What?! Oh, you mean actual leadership? Doing something he knows will be unpopular, but takes action for the safety of the people he was elected to serve? That's not how this country works now Phil. Didn't read the memo? Wait...
 
6 days ago  
Per JP Morgan Chase: credit card data show that a high level of restaurant spending in an area is an excellent predictor of a Covid-19 outbreak in that area three weeks later.

/submitted that link earlier today, had it redlit
 
6 days ago  
The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.
 
6 days ago  
Up in my corner of NJ (I live among the Hill People), local social media is now filled with people genuniely losing their mind over not being able to eat indoors at a restaurant.
 
6 days ago  
This is why we can't have nice things

Fark all you assholes who won't wear a mask.
 
6 days ago  
Thank the lord! Now everyone is saved from getting botulism and diarrhea.
 
6 days ago  
I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu
 
6 days ago  
So happy. My husband's is a manager at a restaurant here in NJ and they were feeling very uneasy about opening. It's an olive garden, right? With 25% capacity that's 9 6top tables. They're already not allowed to ask people to leave, so he expected families sitting.... And sitting... For hours, while people are losng their minds in the parking lot because they've been waiting an hour to sit inside.

He's relieved. I'm relieved. Super proud of our governor for doing the right thing, putting people before profits and paying close attention to what happening around us.

We're going to be okay.
 
6 days ago  

durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu


Because he waffles/panders.  After forbidding various events, he happily marched with the black lives matter protest without social distancing. Then, immediately reopened the state in contradiction to his previous position as a result of the political blow-back without enough concrete guidelines in place.

He should have given his support without marching, while continuing to ask for social distancing, masks, and smaller gatherings.  That would have shown consistency and given him political capital to do what's needed to fight the pandemic.
 
6 days ago  
Good, everywhere should be doing this. The only places you should be indoors are your own home and the grocery store.
 
6 days ago  

Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.


I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.
 
6 days ago  

durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu


People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.
 
6 days ago  

SaladMonkey: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

Because he waffles/panders.  After forbidding various events, he happily marched with the black lives matter protest without social distancing. Then, immediately reopened the state in contradiction to his previous position as a result of the political blow-back without enough concrete guidelines in place.

He should have given his support without marching, while continuing to ask for social distancing, masks, and smaller gatherings.  That would have shown consistency and given him political capital to do what's needed to fight the pandemic.


I guess I just didn't pay much attention to those events or something.  Because that didn't even register with me.
 
6 days ago  

Butterflew: putting people before profits


You have ANGERED THE STOCK MARKET GODS!!!

How dare you!!!

/I'm really glad this works out for you guys. :)
 
6 days ago  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.


Username checks out.

/ Kidding. I have family in Ocean Grove.
 
6 days ago  

ViolentEastCoastCity: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.


Now that makes sense.  Because every governor I can remember was just HATED.

CSB:  I used to work at pet shop in Princeton (circa 1992).  One day Jim Florio came walking in.  He was there because he was taking his grandkids on an outing.  He was actually a really funny and nice guy.  Which surprised me because the papers had him painted out to be a horrific monster.

He came in a couple times after that, and we always had some laughs.
 
6 days ago  

SaladMonkey: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

Because he waffles/panders.  After forbidding various events, he happily marched with the black lives matter protest without social distancing. Then, immediately reopened the state in contradiction to his previous position as a result of the political blow-back without enough concrete guidelines in place.

He should have given his support without marching, while continuing to ask for social distancing, masks, and smaller gatherings.  That would have shown consistency and given him political capital to do what's needed to fight the pandemic.


Then how will he kiss the babies?
 
6 days ago  

Butterflew: So happy. My husband's is a manager at a restaurant here in NJ and they were feeling very uneasy about opening. It's an olive garden, right? With 25% capacity that's 9 6top tables. They're already not allowed to ask people to leave, so he expected families sitting.... And sitting... For hours, while people are losng their minds in the parking lot because they've been waiting an hour to sit inside.

He's relieved. I'm relieved. Super proud of our governor for doing the right thing, putting people before profits and paying close attention to what happening around us.

We're going to be okay.


If it bothers him that much, he should have quit.
 
6 days ago  

Madman drummers bummers: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.

Username checks out.

/ Kidding. I have family in Ocean Grove.


Ha!  My dad was a cop in AP, starting in the early 80s.  So yeah, my username definitely checks the f*ck out.
 
6 days ago  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.


yes, Asbury Park. My 'putter hate me. Thanks for clearing that up. Ocean Grove is perfect for quarantining.
 
6 days ago  

durbnpoisn: ViolentEastCoastCity: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.

Now that makes sense.  Because every governor I can remember was just HATED.

CSB:  I used to work at pet shop in Princeton (circa 1992).  One day Jim Florio came walking in.  He was there because he was taking his grandkids on an outing.  He was actually a really funny and nice guy.  Which surprised me because the papers had him painted out to be a horrific monster.

He came in a couple times after that, and we always had some laughs.


Did he buy kittens to feed to his boa constrictor?
 
6 days ago  

durbnpoisn: ViolentEastCoastCity: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just 
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.

Now that makes sense.  Because every governor I can remember was just HATED.

CSB:  I used to work at pet shop in Princeton (circa 1992).  One day Jim Florio came walking in.  He was there because he was taking his grandkids on an outing.  He was actually a really funny and nice guy.  Which surprised me because the papers had him painted out to be a horrific monster.

He came in a couple times after that, and we always had some laughs.


Wow, sounds like an absolute madman.  You're lucky to be alive.

I do think it's just a NJ thing to hate the gov, even if you voted for him/her.    We're a contrary people, I guess.
 
6 days ago  

Schmerd1948: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.

yes, Asbury Park. My 'putter hate me. Thanks for clearing that up. Ocean Grove is perfect for quarantining.


It was so nice to be there.  We just went from the BnB to the beach and back, basically.  Just beautiful.  I miss living there so much (great up on the other side of AP in Loch Arbour).
 
6 days ago  

gar1013: Butterflew: So happy. My husband's is a manager at a restaurant here in NJ and they were feeling very uneasy about opening. It's an olive garden, right? With 25% capacity that's 9 6top tables. They're already not allowed to ask people to leave, so he expected families sitting.... And sitting... For hours, while people are losng their minds in the parking lot because they've been waiting an hour to sit inside.

He's relieved. I'm relieved. Super proud of our governor for doing the right thing, putting people before profits and paying close attention to what happening around us.

We're going to be okay.

If it bothers him that much, he should have quit.


Yeah, that's constructive. He wasn't "bothered", he just knows what to expect from entitled asshole customers. But yeah, you're right, he should have thrown away his years of experience working there, his salary, bonuses, health insurance, life insurance, 401k, paid time off and everything else because they were worried about satisfying their clients and hoping their staff stays healthy. During a pandemic.

I mean... Seriously? fark you, dude.
 
6 days ago  

StoPPeRmobile: TimeCubeFan: Good. I live in NJ. My whole family in Florida was exposed and may be infected by being stupid and going to indoor establishments. This is why NJ and Florida are a world apart with infection rates.

May be? What does that mean? They may be infected by all sorts of things. May be herpes. Actually that not so much a may be as an it is.


Sorry, should have been more specific. They all attended a graduation dinner and party for my nephew. One girl in the group became sick and tested positive. It's now up to 4 sick kids. But there's a long delay (over 10 days) in Florida between testing and getting your results. I had to call a nurse in a Florida clinic to get the facts straight because in NJ no such long delay exists, which was hard to believe. So nobody in my family was tested, but simply told to isolate and wait it out. The real kicker is that 2 days later they got a call from Florida health dept. who told them they're free to roam now. So they all quit isolating. I'm still waiting to see if any of them develop symptoms since we're still well within the 2 week incubation period. This is a whole new level of not making sense. Now they refuse to talk to me because I told them I think they're being irresponsible as they continue to tempt fate. I love them despite acting like idiots. I'm sure there's a meme somewhere of someone plugging their ears going "la-la-la-la."
 
6 days ago  

ViolentEastCoastCity: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.


Yeah that's about right.   Although I think a lot of people liked Tom Kean...he just seemed like a nice guy that was easy to like even if you didn't get along with his politics.

I dont like Murphy though & yeah I did vote for him, but I think he's a scumbag, working for bigger scumbags & that his every move is posturing for something on a much more grand-scale upstream.   That being said I'm happy with his Covid19 response.  There is no room to be f#cking around in NJ....not taking things serious WILL get a lot of people hurt, we're too damn close together here, it's the most dense populace in the country outside of a major city.  I'm still concerned about the shore...young people are reckless & cavalier and they'll spread it around all over the place & the bars and restaurants are the breeding grounds.   I can't help but think that by the time this state is thinking about opening up schools in September, we're gonna have a surprise on our hands, sure hope I'm wrong.  And to that end, kudos Gov. Phil, you have my support.
 
6 days ago  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.

yes, Asbury Park. My 'putter hate me. Thanks for clearing that up. Ocean Grove is perfect for quarantining.

It was so nice to be there.  We just went from the BnB to the beach and back, basically.  Just beautiful.  I miss living there so much (great up on the other side of AP in Loch Arbour).


Do I know you? (Grew up in Ocean Twp., part of it in Loch Arbour)
 
6 days ago  

Kali-Ma: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.

yes, Asbury Park. My 'putter hate me. Thanks for clearing that up. Ocean Grove is perfect for quarantining.

It was so nice to be there.  We just went from the BnB to the beach and back, basically.  Just beautiful.  I miss living there so much (great up on the other side of AP in Loch Arbour).

Do I know you? (Grew up in Ocean Twp., part of it in Loch Arbour)


And you live in Maryland?  I'm in VA, formerly of DC and MD.

I mean, I lived in Loch Arbour from the mid 90s til 2011.  So maybe?
 
6 days ago  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Kali-Ma: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: ViolentEastCoastCity: Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.

I assume you mean Asbury Park? ;

We visited Ocean Grove last weekend and saw that AP and Red Bank had streets closed off for dining.  It was a trip eating in the middle of the street.  Loved it.

yes, Asbury Park. My 'putter hate me. Thanks for clearing that up. Ocean Grove is perfect for quarantining.

It was so nice to be there.  We just went from the BnB to the beach and back, basically.  Just beautiful.  I miss living there so much (great up on the other side of AP in Loch Arbour).

Do I know you? (Grew up in Ocean Twp., part of it in Loch Arbour)

And you live in Maryland?  I'm in VA, formerly of DC and MD.

I mean, I lived in Loch Arbour from the mid 90s til 2011.  So maybe?


Mom? Dad????
 
6 days ago  

smed7: ViolentEastCoastCity: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.

Yeah that's about right.   Although I think a lot of people liked Tom Kean...he just seemed like a nice guy that was easy to like even if you didn't get along with his politics.

I dont like Murphy though & yeah I did vote for him, but I think he's a scumbag, working for bigger scumbags & that his every move is posturing for something on a much more grand-scale upstream.   That being said I'm happy with his Covid19 response.  There is no room to be f#cking around in NJ....not taking things serious WILL get a lot of people hurt, we're too damn close together here, it's the most dense populace in the country outside of a major city.  I'm still concerned about the shore...young people are reckless & cavalier and they'll spread it around all over the place & the bars and restaurants are the breeding grounds.   I can't help but think that by the time this state is thinking about opening up schools in September, we're gonna have a surprise on our hands, sure hope I'm wrong.  And to that end, kudos Gov. Phil, you have my support.


I don't know much about Murphy because I'm not in NJ anymore, but I have been paying attention to his covid response, and yes, it's been pretty good.  

In all of these threads I constantly repeat my concern for the shore, but from what I'm seeing, it's the older people, and not so much the younger people, who aren't wearing masks.  There are definitely younger folks in the restaurants, but they have masks on when they're not eating.  Walking along the boardwalk in AP tho?  Most of the unmasked people are older.  It's super frustrating.  And on the beach?  Holy crap.  Older folks hugging and sitting together like nothing is wrong.
 
6 days ago  
Heh, a buddy in upstate Jersey lives on a big lake, where his teenage daughter is a lifeguard.  I asked him about social distancing, and he just sighed.

"They're teenagers.  Their idea of social distancing is licking each other."
 
6 days ago  
Hey, I'm an APHS graduate '73.  Worked on the boardwalk 1970-78.  If you know the area you know where i live by my user name.  Boardwalks and beaches in the towns are horrible.  Very few masks and social distancing is challenging to say the least.  i have a beach badge and beach locker, and I doubt I'll use either this summer.  I think Murphy's decision is spot on.  Personally, I wouldn't even eat outdoors (we do a good amount of take out to support the local restaurants).
 
6 days ago  

Fark You Buddy: This is why we can't have nice things

Fark all you assholes who won't wear a mask.


The problem is getting the spoon through the mask.

So far, I've been surviving on weak broth I can siphon through the fabric.
 
6 days ago  

belmartian: Hey, I'm an APHS graduate '73.  Worked on the boardwalk 1970-78.  If you know the area you know where i live by my user name.  Boardwalks and beaches in the towns are horrible.  Very few masks and social distancing is challenging to say the least.  i have a beach badge and beach locker, and I doubt I'll use either this summer.  I think Murphy's decision is spot on.  Personally, I wouldn't even eat outdoors (we do a good amount of take out to support the local restaurants).


Tried to eat at Marina Grille on Friday, outside was packed.  Pier 9 Bar was wall to wall with a wait to get in.  Ended up at 10th Ave Burrito.  Place has really gone downhill. Should have gone to the soul food place.

Think Murphy is spot on.  My wife waits tables in Point, outdoor dining is working well for them.
 
6 days ago  
So, bit by bit, the stupidity of the reopeners is beginning to get overwhelmed by the consequences of reopening. I wonder how many other things will be canceled "indefinitely" and at what point the whole country will grind to a halt? Like, Covid causes diabetes and massive lung damage and just because somebody had a mild case the first time, doesn't mean it will be mild the third time, thanks to shiat antibodies.

The collapse is turning out to be epic. All indoor dining is shut down? Fark, man. That a lot of empty space in commercial real estate. Once that popped bubble causes ripples in the economy, things will get real ugly.
 
6 days ago  

Butterflew: gar1013: Butterflew: So happy. My husband's is a manager at a restaurant here in NJ and they were feeling very uneasy about opening. It's an olive garden, right? With 25% capacity that's 9 6top tables. They're already not allowed to ask people to leave, so he expected families sitting.... And sitting... For hours, while people are losng their minds in the parking lot because they've been waiting an hour to sit inside.

He's relieved. I'm relieved. Super proud of our governor for doing the right thing, putting people before profits and paying close attention to what happening around us.

We're going to be okay.

If it bothers him that much, he should have quit.

Yeah, that's constructive. He wasn't "bothered", he just knows what to expect from entitled asshole customers. But yeah, you're right, he should have thrown away his years of experience working there, his salary, bonuses, health insurance, life insurance, 401k, paid time off and everything else because they were worried about satisfying their clients and hoping their staff stays healthy. During a pandemic.

I mean... Seriously? fark you, dude.


So you don't want him to quit, but you want his workplace to be shut down?

Do you know what eventually happens if his work place is shut down long enough?

Hint:  his employment status will be the same as if he quit.

Do you think the magical revenue fairy is going to keep employing restaurant workers if the restaurants are closed?  At some point, the jobs will cease.

So you seem totally fine with lots of people not having their income, as long as your husband keeps his. At some point your high horse is going to decide that you need to dismount.
 
6 days ago  

smed7: ViolentEastCoastCity: durbnpoisn: I tell you about NJ.  Many people do not like our governor.  But I honestly do not know why.  He has stepped up to the plate with this whole thing.  It was because of his leadership that we got things under control at all.

So right now we have some outdoor dining.  Most of our favorite places have survived on take out alone.  Some of them are foregoing the whole "eat under a tent" thing.

It doesn't at all surprise me to find that indoor dining is just
(•_•)
( •_•)>⌐■-■
(⌐■_■)
not on the menu

People don't like him because no one in NJ ever likes the governor.  It's just a reflex at this point.

Yeah that's about right.   Although I think a lot of people liked Tom Kean...he just seemed like a nice guy that was easy to like even if you didn't get along with his politics.

I dont like Murphy though & yeah I did vote for him, but I think he's a scumbag, working for bigger scumbags & that his every move is posturing for something on a much more grand-scale upstream.   That being said I'm happy with his Covid19 response.  There is no room to be f#cking around in NJ....not taking things serious WILL get a lot of people hurt, we're too damn close together here, it's the most dense populace in the country outside of a major city.  I'm still concerned about the shore...young people are reckless & cavalier and they'll spread it around all over the place & the bars and restaurants are the breeding grounds.   I can't help but think that by the time this state is thinking about opening up schools in September, we're gonna have a surprise on our hands, sure hope I'm wrong.  And to that end, kudos Gov. Phil, you have my support.


I voted for him too.  For 2 reasons.  First because he wasn't Chrystie.  Not that he could run anyway, be his deputy was running.  Pffft...  No farking way I was voting for more of that.  And second, because he insisted that we would have legal bud as quickly as possible.
After the election, he seemed to not really give much of a crap about it now.  It basically got dropped.

Having said all that, I am pleased with his response to COVID.  That's all I can say about him...
 
5 days ago  

Fark You Buddy: This is why we can't have nice things

Fark all you assholes who won't wear a mask.


But when you wear a mask you are just rebreathing in the air you just exhaled. Its why surgery takes a while sometimes, surgeons/nurses are constantly passing out.
 
5 days ago  

Schmerd1948: The weather is beautiful. It is very park there closing off one of the main streets on Saturday so people can dine alfresco. Plus you could always have a hotdog on your stoop. Problem solv-ed.


I don't know where you are, but it is starting to become that ungodly humid time of year in much of the country (well, in Florida I guess that is almost always the case). Not too many people are going to want to dine outside.
 
5 days ago  

TimeCubeFan: StoPPeRmobile: TimeCubeFan: Good. I live in NJ. My whole family in Florida was exposed and may be infected by being stupid and going to indoor establishments. This is why NJ and Florida are a world apart with infection rates.

May be? What does that mean? They may be infected by all sorts of things. May be herpes. Actually that not so much a may be as an it is.

Sorry, should have been more specific. They all attended a graduation dinner and party for my nephew. One girl in the group became sick and tested positive. It's now up to 4 sick kids. But there's a long delay (over 10 days) in Florida between testing and getting your results. I had to call a nurse in a Florida clinic to get the facts straight because in NJ no such long delay exists, which was hard to believe. So nobody in my family was tested, but simply told to isolate and wait it out. The real kicker is that 2 days later they got a call from Florida health dept. who told them they're free to roam now. So they all quit isolating. I'm still waiting to see if any of them develop symptoms since we're still well within the 2 week incubation period. This is a whole new level of not making sense. Now they refuse to talk to me because I told them I think they're being irresponsible as they continue to tempt fate. I love them despite acting like idiots. I'm sure there's a meme somewhere of someone plugging their ears going "la-la-la-la."


Yep, family.

Good luck and thanks.
 
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