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(Marketwatch)   In New Jersey, indoor dining at restaurants is now off the menu indefinitely   (marketwatch.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, New Jersey, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, United States, U.S. state, South Carolina, highest number of new infections, New York City, North Carolina  
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1604 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jun 2020 at 3:16 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
14 votes:
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  
11 votes:
This is why we can't have nice things

Fark all you assholes who won't wear a mask.
 
6 days ago  
9 votes:
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  
6 votes:

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 
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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  
6 votes:
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 
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not on the menu
 
6 days ago  
4 votes:
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  
3 votes:
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  
2 votes:

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  
2 votes:

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  
1 vote:

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
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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...
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:
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  
1 vote:

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 
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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  
1 vote:
Good, everywhere should be doing this. The only places you should be indoors are your own home and the grocery store.
 
6 days ago  
1 vote:
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.
 
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