Time to recall Newsom – he’s shutting down Water Works Park

16 Jul

This morning as I stumbled out of bed and looked at the sky, I realized – it’s Dog Days. I don’t care what science tells you – Dog Days is when people and dogs GO CRAZY.

Add the COnVID, and you got total insanity. 

I recommend staying home. But don’t listen to me – Water Works Park is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! But you better get your ass over there now, because our Fascist Leader and Nose Picker in Chief Gavin Newsom is ordering the place shut down on August 3.


If you are sick of this kind of “leadership”, sign the Recall Newsom petition. I signed it at a gathering recently, and I’m printing it out for my husband later today. Here’s the link with the instructions and form to print. The deadline is November 17 – don’t wait until the last minute. 

Update: June 28, 2020

Frankly, I’m sorry I haven’t spoken sooner – it’s funny how the little things are what tick a person off. Don’t mess with my Water Works Park Gavin!  

7 Responses to “Time to recall Newsom – he’s shutting down Water Works Park”

  1. Jim July 16, 2020 at 5:57 am #

    You are welcome to move to Texas, Arizona or Florida where the hospitals are overcrowded with COVID-19 patients, but the water parks are open.

    Just to be sure you understand, when a hospital ER is full, that means no care if you have an accident, heart attack or any other medical emergency.

    Newsome is trying to be sure that doesn’t happen here.

    • Juanita Sumner July 16, 2020 at 11:01 am #

      Jim, know what my insurance agent told me when he set me up with Gavin Newsom’s California Covered? “You won’t find a provider in this area that takes this plan (the so-called “Silver Plan”)…” Last time I took a patient to Enloe ER, it was $7000/hour. A room was $7500/day. That was about 15 years ago, and prices have gone up, up, up. To me, that is a health emergency, but all the governor has to offer is the Mr. Shit plan?

      Maybe you don’t understand what it’s like not to be able to afford to go to an ER Jim.

      Besides, you’ve been to Enloe – the smell of shit just about knocks you down at the door. When I had the flu in the early 2000’s, I wouldn’t even have considered going to the filthy Enloe ER. I called that flu The Asskicker Flu because I was flat on my back for a week, and for the next week I had to hold onto furniture to get around the house. I had it again about three years later – my whole family got sick, and we knew others that were also very sick, but no shut down? And now they say all flu’s are a form of COVID – right now we have COVID 19. What happened with COVID’s 1 – 18? Here we are today, and I’d be willing to bet my last 5 dollars we had some form of COVID.

      When my oldest one was a toddler, my family had what I now believe to have been noro-virus. I wouldn’t know – who can afford to go to the f-ing doctor every time they’re sick? We barfed our guts out for 3 days. When I finally went out, the owner of S&S market told me it had made the rounds of her staff and many customers too. People all over town told me their families had it. But no shut down?

      Just be sure you understand that once you give up your rights you will have to fight to get them back Jim.

      • Jim July 19, 2020 at 6:57 am #

        I’m well aware of the hassles with health insurance. Having asthma, I frequently needed medical care. Also having a preexisting condition would often make it difficult to purchase insurance. So the alternative was taking a corporate job with included insurance, and the need to pay for expensive COBRA between jobs.

        COBRA literally saved me when I needed surgery six years ago.

        The Affordable Care Act was a disappointing comprise, however at least it protected us from preexisting conditions exclusions. The main problem is that it was too expensive.

        The Republicans have wanted to eliminate the ACA from day one, however they offer NO alternative. Every other first world country has national health insurance. The US should too.

        Fortunately I’m over 65 so I get medicare. It’s the best health insurance I’ve ever had.

        COVID-19 is a form of Cronavirus, completely different than influenza, however it’s in the same family of virus that cause the common cold.

        Unlike the common cold the symptoms can be mild or deadly, and the doctors aren’t sure why. Many of the people who have ‘recovered’ still have serious long term medical issues with their lungs, kidneys, heart and liver. It’s nothing to fool around with.

        Cities on the East Coast were badly hit a few months back, now it’s hitting Florida, Texas and Arizona very hard.

        While Chico hasn’t been hit as seriously yet. But it could be.

      • Juanita Sumner July 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

        I’d like to hear a solution besides enriching the insurance industry.

        In fact, let’s cut out the insurance industry. Dr. Enloe was a “company doctor” – each employee put a portion of their pay toward his hire, and so he was available for them when they needed him, at reasonable cost. I understand a doctor needs to be secure in his finances, but what we have now is doctors charging such outrageous rates that they cut off many patients. The insurance companies are middle men that sort out those who can’t pay. If doctor’s rates were more reasonable, they’d have enough patients to meet their financial needs and be reliable. And bad doctors wouldn’t make it, they’d get kicked out.

        I’d like to see more medical schools – I know a very capable young woman who had to wait to get into nursing school, that’s unacceptable. I know a young man who finally decided that he couldn’t finish because he didn’t have the finances – he went into insurance.

        We need to fix our healthcare system, and forcing people to pay for crap service will never achieve that.

        I have my health problems too, I’m glad you can trust doctors, I’d rather amputate my own leg than set foot in Enloe. I’d bet my last $5 the best way to get COVID would be go to an old folk’s home or a healthcare facility.

        Finally I’ll say, I realize the flu is serious, I wash my hands, I keep my distance, but I’m not taking the mask thing seriously until they provide every household in American with reasonably priced N-95’s. This fashion mask crap is just that CRAP.

  2. Juanita Sumner July 20, 2020 at 8:37 am #

    I discussed this with my family and my kid pulled out his phone. Here’s what he found at the Center for Disease Prevention.

    The leading cause of death in the US is heart disease, followed by “cancer”, “accidents”, and then “chronic respiratory disease.” I thought this might include COVID but “chronic” means something that stays with a person a long time, like asthma, etc. The next cause listed is “stroke”, then Alzheimers, then Diabetes.

    Number 8 is a combination of “influenza and pneumonia” – I assume these are combined because flu can cause pneumonia, and that’s usually what causes the death. I also assume they are including COVID here – although I have read that the viruses that cause influenza and COVID are in different families. From Brittanica: ” Both families consist of RNA viruses, but they differ particularly with regard to the protein layer that encapsulates the RNA.”d

    When I was homeschooling my kids, we read a book about viruses. They are like the pods in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” They get into your body and immediately attach themselves to a living cell – mostly in your respiratory system, because that’s where they get in. They take over and imitate the cell, forming a perfect, but essentially useless cell. As they take over more and more cells, your respiratory system begins to have trouble functioning.

    Both viruses can be deadly without proper health care. But when was the last time we shut society down over the flu? As I’ve said, I’ve had the flu several times in my adult life, others around town have got it, but we’ve never been put under such ridiculous social and political restrictions.

    What we need is a functioning healthcare system. COVID has shown us how inadequate our healthcare system is.

    I don’t mean to be offensive – I do take public health seriously. Go ahead and wear your mask Jim, I value you as a friend, the last thing I would want is to lose you.

  3. bob July 20, 2020 at 11:39 am #

    Those who want to make it a crime to not wear a mask or even just browbeat those who don’t wear masks should read this. Before the politicians mandate masks there should be proof masks can stop the spread of the virus. That proof doesn’t exist.


    • Juanita Sumner July 21, 2020 at 11:53 am #

      I think this is a perfectly appropriate time to use this quote, and I’m sorry if I offend anybody, but I mean this very sincerely:

      Give me liberty or give me death.

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