Monday, May 04, 2020

Coronavirus Retail Rebellion In Olathe

Push back from this merchant raising Constitutional questions over the right to share home decor junk . . . Read more:

Olathe business owner defies Johnson County stay-at-home extension, opens store

OLATHE, Kan. - Life is slowly getting back to normal for many Kansans, as the statewide stay-at-home order was lifted over the weekend. However, Johnson and Wyandotte counties are still on lockdown until next Monday. But one Olathe business owner isn't waiting.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see a real-world example of the effect of every week on business owners suffering during the shutdown. It seems apparent that the JoCo one-week extension was done to play nice with KCMO, and here we see a business owner doing what she can to highlight the seeming arbitrary nature of such decisions.

If she was only one week away from never re-opening, her opening now probably wont keep her from avoiding the inevitable, but at least she's making her voice heard.

Anonymous said...

There is a real debate being lost in all of the partisan rhetoric. What level of economic devastation are we willing to suffer for what level of reduced infection and morbidity? Public policy considers these sorts of trade-offs every day (flu shots?), but for some reason those discussions are taboo where CoVID is concerned. Is saving 100 lives worth the economic devastation? What about 10,000? How about 1 million?

Anonymous said...

Olathe is pretty much populated with Trump-loving chuds and various other skidmarks who lacked the exit velocity in life to leave that hellscape.

Anonymous said...

What about you 11:27? Ready to die? Get out there, then! Go out every day big shot and prove how smart you are!

Anonymous said...

Pretty sad story, even if these business reopen, with this super high unemployment and fear of the virus, will people come out and buy? Some of these businesses may end up having to file bankruptcy and close. The owners do not have a right to be in business, they may need to go out and get a job like many other people do.

Anonymous said...

11:51 provides the perfect example of the referenced attitude. It's okay big boy, dont be insecure about your lack of intelligence, own it. You have plenty of company in both attitude and intelligence currently occupying the White House.

For those of more intelligence than 11:51, the point remains to be considered. What level of infection and death is worth the ecomonic pain? It's not an "all hail capitalism" moment, nor is it "every life matters". The answer, like most things in life and almost everything in public policy, lies somewhere in the middle.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Death is permanent.

Economic pain is not.

Eventually, this will pass & the world will return to normal, with a few small adjustments.

Anonymous said...

They are supposed to obey like all good brainwashed liberal sheeple. Not defy orders.

Anonymous said...

@4:30... LOL zee expert haz spoken.

Anonymous said...

It's strange how Kansas City-area liquor stores, Lowes, Home Depots, Walmarts and Targets are packed to the gills with people and yet these same people aren't getting coronavirus in any substantial numbers. And if they are, they're not dying. These other businesses that are considered "non-essential" must be going nuts by this fact alone, seeing others with all this business while they have to keep their doors closed. Also, a lot of people are enjoying the unemployment benefits (with the bump up because of coronavirus) above their typical salaries and/or hoping the bad economy hurts Trump's reelection chances. Yet, with Biden running into big problems with his brain and his past record with women, it's looking better for Trump's reelection. The Deep Swamp of the FBI, Adam Schiff, Pelosi, Mueller and the other buffoons haven't been able to take out Trump with their dishonest shenanigans. Rather, they've only been wasting taxpayer money.

Anonymous said...

^^OK Boomer.