He can go fuck himself. The sooner those fucking abominations are binned the better.
Stephen Donnelly was speaking during a Seanad debate to extend emergency public health powers until 9 November.
The powers allow for Covid-19 restrictions to be quickly reimposed at any stage.
Boy do they love their “emergency powers”! Why do I think we are going to have to prise those powers out of their cold dead hands?
He said that while the country is ahead of the best case scenario presented a few months ago, the virus is at a precarious stage.
It’s strange that no matter how good the news is that we are still always at a “precarious stage”? And the “best case scenario” was some number churned out by a dodgy computer programme which is always grossly pessimistic.
The case numbers here have dropped massively since early January and are now just averaging around the three to four hundred a day [to give context, last January they were 6,000 – 8,000]. Note I say cases which basically means that someone was tested and showed positive. Those cases are amongst the young who are well capable of tolerating a bad head cold. The “vulnerable” are at this point nearly all vaccinated so what the fuck are they worried about?
Of course they are well aware of this. They know that removing all restrictions would have little effect other than some people taking a week or so’s sick leave, and considering that half the workforce have been laid off that would actually be an improvement. So they keep telling us that we aren’t out of the imaginary woods yet. We can’t let our guard down. We must retain emergency powers.
They know people have had enough. People are starting to ignore all their “emergency regulations”. So they start screaming about some new Variant. We went through a phase of the “UK Variant” which was 50% more transmissible [yeah. right.] and now they are screaming about the “Indian Variant which is [remarkably] 50% more transmissible. This is a great scam as each time we get tired of a Variant they can dream up a new one. All they have to do is bang out some old newsreel footage of a famine somewhere and tell us that it’s a “New Variant” and just look at the people dying in the streets.
I don’t go for straw man arguments, but it’s very difficult not to churn out some appropriate captions for our Minister for Health.