This was a comment on another post, but I'm going to make a post out of it:
Welp, I'm pleased that I voted for him. (not that he would have lost regardless.) Our governor here in West Virginia did everything right during the first wave of this pandemic. I read his press releases every single day and agreed. "That's what I would have done." Yes, he's a billionaire, but he's an actual businessman, who knows how to run things properly. So, he was the only Republican I voted for in this election. Yes, yes, throw rocks if you wish. I'd rather go with the evil I know than the evil I don't know.
I've been saying to my friends for a couple days now that something has to be done. The Covid case numbers are out of control. We're on an even worse trajectory than we were in March and April. I warned them to expect the hammer to come down from governors, since they're the ones with the power to do concrete things, not the president.
Today, I was pleased to see that our governor issued a mask mandate throughout the state, only this time with teeth -- teeth that he has the Constitutional power to use. At midnite, two hours ago the order went into effect. Masks are mandatory in all indoor settings except in your own home or when actually putting food in your mouth at a restaurant. Everyone is authorized to enforce this rule and if you get any resistance, call the cops. State Police, Sheriffs, municipal police have all been authorized by the governor to arrest anyone who resists the order.
He even made a little joke that maybe five of us in the whole state got. I busted out laughing and nobody knew why. He said resisting was obstruction of justice. His name is Jim Justice. Bahahahaha. A Republican with a sense of humor? Impossible.
Yeah, so here it comes.