Is Virus The Least Of Our Worries?
Closing Down Our Country - Pay Attention - It's Happening Now
October 1, 2020
Now, let me think, who else did that?
NY Gov Cuomo threatening to close Orthodox synagogues if they fail to obey his limits on public gatherings, & Mayor DeBlabbio is threatening to arrest Jews if they worship, but ok for masses of violent, black-clad protesters. Now, let me think, who else did that? - Gov. Mike Huckabee
Don't miss the cartoons on the bottom of the page.
Closing Down Our Country
I recently received some cartoons from one of our readers. Very appropriate for our uneasy times. These cartoons are very appropriate and telling about our current times. When you see them keep in mind all of the "closings" that have taken place in the past few months. And, how quickly this all happened. Very much like other countries that have fallen over the years.
Families ( Example - Unable to visit relatives in nursing homes. )
Think about this list. How many more can you add to this list.
Closing Down Our Country - This happens so fast and is generally not something that can be remedied. Don't let it happen to the United States or to you and your family.
Socialism, Communism, Stalinism - These have never worked and never will.
CARTOONS - Funny, Sad But True.
"Made In China"
Think of this the next time you see "Made In China" on one of your purchases.
In 2009 local Yulin dog-meat traders founded this festival to boost business, contrary to past tradition. Dogs (and cats) are hunted down, denied food and water, caged in cramped quarters while waiting their turn to be blow-torched, hung, boiled and skinned-all while alive. The worst part, is China sees no issue with this and enjoys this festival.
The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people. But because of the silence of the good people. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
How and Why I am Voting (his reasons) This was sent by one of our readers.
In less than two months, it will be over. The U.S. presidential election I mean. Not the end of the world. But maybe the end of our nation, as we have known it. No, I will not be voting for Biden.... I am not voting for a man. I am not rallying for a personality. I am not pushing a person. At this point, I am voting for one thing and one thing only. I am voting for the principles for which this country has stood since its founding.
· I am voting for Constitutional government.
· I am voting for a strong and viable military.
· I am voting for a vibrant economy.
· I am voting for the right to keep and bear arms.
· I am voting for the freedom to worship.
· I am voting for national recognition of the founding of our nation on Biblical principles.
· I am voting for the ability for anyone to rise above their circumstances and become successful.
· I am voting for your children and grandchildren to be able to choose their own path in life, including how and where their children are educated.
· I am voting for our borders to be open to everyone who enters under our law and closed to everyone who would circumvent or ignore the law.
· I am voting for the Electoral College to remain in place so that a few heavily populated liberal centers do not control the elections.
· I am voting for a Supreme Court that interprets the Constitution rather than rewrites it.
· I am voting to teach history, with all of its warts, not erase it or revise it.
· I am voting for the sanctity of life from conception to birth and after.
Now, there are some things I am voting against:
· I am voting against open borders.
· I am voting against a rampant welfare system that enslaves its recipients.
· I am voting against socialism, in all of its forms, including health care, redistribution, reparations, economics, governmental control, pedophilia, and criminal releases, etc.
· I would rather pay for prison reform then see the criminals released to repeatedly commit the same crimes!
So, although I don't give blanket approval to everything our President has done or said in the past, I do support him as our president! I am not voting JUST against Joe Biden, but I am voting against EVERYTHING that the party backing him and propping him up stands for. This is NOT the Democrat party of the past. ..Now in just a few weeks we will preserve this great nation OR turn it over to a radical left wing group that will be the undoing of the greatest democracy ever seen on the planet.
Did you ever in your worst nightmare think that you would see America's cities through a third-world view?
No, you probably did not. Nor did anyone else other than the anarchists within and outside our country who are trying to overthrow it. We have witnessed many who should be tried for treason who are allowing this to happen to our cities. Many of them elected officials. Don't you think it is time there was a stop to this violence and destruction? I'll bet if you are one who lost your business due to the shutdowns or the destruction of your business by rioters, you would agree.
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Civil War: How do civil wars happen? One Man's View
Publisher's Note - This article has been attributed to Dr. Jack DeVere Mincey. Some have disputed this. Regardless of who wrote this it is certainly food for thought.
Dr. Jack DeVere Mincey, born 6 October 1928, died 8 April 2018, was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein.
Civil War: How do civil wars happen? By Dr. Jack DeVere Minzey
Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge. That's the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.
The Mueller investigation was about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it's not the first time they've done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There's a pattern here...
What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win. It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections. That folks, is the BEGINNING of a civil war.
There's no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the democrats have rejected our system of government.
This isn't dissent. It's not disagreement. You can hate the other party You can think they're the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is a dictatorship.
Your very OWN dictatorship.
The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it's inherently illegitimate. The democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can't scratch his own back without his say so, that's another step towards the beginning of a civil war.
Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that's not the system that runs this country. The democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.
If the democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything. ..And I mean ANYTHING. Think about it. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. (EXACTLY what Obama did!!) He can use the IRS as his own police force and imprison citizens who speak against him. He can provide guns and money (Fast and Furious) (Iran nuclear deal) to other countries to support his own agenda, and watch while one of America's Ambassador's is dragged through the streets and murdered doing nothing to aid our citizens. His power is unlimited. He IS a dictator!!! But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can't do anything. He isn't even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented. A democrat in the White House has 'discretion' to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn't even have the 'discretion' to reverse him. That's how the game is played. That's how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn't quite yet won that particular fight.
When a democrat is in the White House, states aren't even allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn't allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries. The Constitution has something to say about that. Whether it's Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. That my friends is what is called a 'moving dictatorship'.
Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can't serve in if you're not a member. If you haven't been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren't in the club. ...And Trump IS NOT in the club. He brought in a bunch of people who aren't in the club with him.
Now we're seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. ...They spy on them, they investigate them and they spread vicious lies. They use the tools of power to bring them down.
That's not a free country.
It's NOT a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an 'insurance policy' against Trump winning the election. It's NOT a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It's NOT a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It's NOT a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn't supposed to win, did.
Have no doubt, we're in a civil war between a conservative volunteer government and a leftist socialist democrat professional government.
Well now Pilgrims and Patriots, having read the above, I suggest two things: forward this very timely, very important analysis to those whom you believe think like you do (and those that don't) and make sure you vote on every Election day!
Defund Police - Who Takes Over For Them? Scary Thought
Someone will have to take over for the thousands of dedicated, trained and experienced police. This has never worked out well for the citizens in any country where it has been used. Think about the ramifications.
Minneapolis - Reclaim the Block
Reclaim the Block - Established in 2018, Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to divest from the city's police department and invest in community health and safety efforts. In response to Floyd's murder, the coalition has started a petition for the Minneapolis City Council to defund the Minneapolis Police Department, and invest in resources for black communities, indigenous communities, and other communities of color.
Note - There are those in Phoenix, AZ pushing for the same agenda. There are many other cities wanting the same. Is your city one of them?
WHO will take over in these cities when the existing police departments have been disbanded? Someone WILL. You won't like it.
Police State - Can You Say Police State?
Apparently being an ice cream magnate doesn't qualify one to lead the state.
Governor Doug Ducey today issued an Arizona statewide curfew. This appears to be his attempt to sidestep the inability of the elected state officials to handle the protest/riot situation that has taken over Arizona and our country.
Once again the bureaucrats and elected officials have put the ones causing the problems over and above the ones who are financing (that would be "We The People") this misguided situation.
Unfortunately this is taking place all over our country.
If we are not vigilant we will lose our country to all the forces within our country and those outside of our country who have a vested interested in The United States Of America becoming a socialist (or worse) country.
The number of businesses who will never be able to reopen again due to the "virus" is high. Allowing the "ruling class politicians and bureaucrats" to add extra burdens such as "curfews" to take place will very likely increase that number. This is a direct assault on our economy and our middle class.
There are laws in every state and nationwide that, if enforced properly, would curtail this needless violence and put a stop to the looting, violence and destruction.
How about coming up with a solution within our current laws and guidelines that would handle the problems without taking away more rights from our honest law-abiding citizens?
How about enforcing our laws on an equal basis?
Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death - Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry was an attorney, orator and a major figure of the American Revolution who is best known for his words "Give me liberty or give me death!"
Who Was Patrick Henry?
Patrick Henry was an American Revolution-era orator best known for his quote "Give me liberty or give me death!" Henry was an influential leader in the radical opposition to the British government but only accepted the new federal government after the passage of the bill of rights, for which he was in great measure responsible. With his persuasive and passionate speeches, Henry helped kickstart the American Revolution.
Pandemic Policing – The Rise of National Socialism In America By DrRon Martinelli, Forensic Criminologist & Show Host
When "I was just following orders" becomes more dangerous than COVID-19
A Sheriff's Department armored military SWAT vehicle enters a parking lot of a bar in Odessa, TX, disgorging uniformed officers armed with M-4 tactical rifles to take down armed and unarmed patrons in a parking lot and bar. Their violation? Opening a bar and "Violations of Social Distancing."
An undercover "sting operation" at a hair and nail salon in Dallas County, Texas results in the arrest, speedy conviction and the disproportionate and immediate sentencing of the female owner and mother of two children to jail. Her violation? Opening her salon to earn money to feed her kids and pay her rent. The woman is handcuffed and carted away to jail for refusing to apologize to the judicial activist judge for her "selfishness." She is potentially exposed to COVID-19 while Dallas County frees over a thousand felons to fear that they might contract the virus.
In Fresno, California on Mother's Day, police arrest patrons of a restaurant open in defiance of county health guidelines for "violations of social distancing" and blocking the doors preventing code enforcement and police from entering the establishment to cite the owner.
In Southern California, police and lifeguards chase down and arrest a defiant paddleboarder out in the bay for refusing to get out of the ocean in "violation of social distancing orders."
What in the world is happening to law enforcement today?
Although it was forty-six years ago, I remember taking "The Oath" to become a police officer like it was yesterday, "I do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of police officer in the State of California, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this state, so help me God."
For me and the vast majority of my brother and sister officers back then, police work was considered a "calling," much like the priesthood, the fire department, volunteering for the military or becoming a physician. We all took oaths and the vast majority of peace officers, fire fighters and military personnel sacrificed greatly, constantly exposing our minds and bodies to extreme levels of physical and emotional harm.
Many of us were injured, wounded and many made the "ultimate sacrifice" for others we didn't even know upon the Alter of Freedom, defending the values expressed in "The Oath." Others of us who were too traumatized by what they had so often witnessed, spared the enemy the trouble and in spontaneous or planned periods of extreme depression, took their own lives. You see, to most of us "The Oath" means something; it is never to be ignored, temporarily laid aside, mitigated by excusatory political rhetoric, or denied by obeying arbitrary, capricious, or emotional, politically-motivated orders or edicts.
The United States and the law enforcement community have now come to a Y in the road. Do we continue down the road of freedom and civil liberties, led by our patriots whose blood was spilled in paving over the atrocities of man such as slavery and the near eradication of Native Americans so that all men and women could live free and equal?
Or do we take a dangerous detour towards the dark evils of National Socialism and Fascism, where power-hungry, unethical, and morally corrupt politicians seek to control the masses using a pandemic and scare tactics promulgated by an equally corrupt media Progressive Left propaganda machine silencing truth and facts.
And now, what of law enforcement? What role does our community of men and women whose job has historically been to protect the "Rule of Law" take on?
When I came "on the job" as a young man, my role as a peace officer was rather simply explained to me by my wise and experienced colleagues.
"Always remember first that you are a peacekeeper. The heavy emphasis is on the word "peace." There are the good people and the bad. You first figure out who the good people are and then you protect them from the bad. You are a sheepdog and they are the sheep. The sheepdog watches over his/her flock and protects them from the wolves. Remember that the sheep aren't always very smart, so it's going to be your job to protect them from themselves sometimes. You are a community caretaker so to speak. Never abuse or exploit your authority. Always remember your Oath." And I did.
I like my Band of Brothers and Sisters were not without our flaws. We made honest mistakes, but always in good faith. We did not and do not abuse our law enforcement powers and authority. We kept and continued to keep faith with "The Oath."
However, the badge is now becoming tarnished by the actions of a new brand of law enforcement administrators and line officers. Their actions are typified in the few examples I provided in the introduction of this article. They are the mindless puppets of ignorant and arrogant politicians seeking to control their citizens. This new breed of law enforcement officers practice "pandemic policing." They have abandoned all common sense. They ask no probative questions of their masters and lack any independent, objective, fact or science-based methodology to figure out how, why or even if law enforcement should be involved in enforcing the thoughtless, emotionally-based orders and edicts of governors, mayors, county administrators and municipal judges.
Are the "directives," "instructions," "regulations," "orders" and edicts of politicians constitutional, legally enforceable "laws;" or are they instead merely strongly suggested "guidelines?" That is certainly something our state and nation's highest courts will soon have to decide.
I am reminded that the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal and state courts have repeatedly ruled that with respect to 1st and 4th Amendment civil rights of assembly, speech, seizures and searches, governments and law enforcement officers, "must balance the governmental need against the intrusion upon the individual."
The "governmental need," refers to the seriousness of a circumstance and an imminent threat of harm, against the "intrusion," or detention, arrest and/or use of force upon the individual in depriving them of their civil liberties and freedom. In essence, the more serious the circumstance and the more imminent the risk; the more latitude governments and officers have to intrude upon a person's freedoms.
However, conversely, the less serious and less imminent the risk, the less intrusive governments and their police must be when encountering and confronting the citizen. The courts have ruled that this balance between seriousness, risk or harm and intrusion must be conducted using a factual, objective standard, rather than a subjective one.
So with COVID-19 and the current wave of "pandemic policing" being conducted throughout the nation, the salient question will most certainly be in courts of law and before triers of fact, "What was the factual, scientific, objective basis for many of the draconian orders and edicts that justified the detentions, arrests and/or uses of force?"
That's right, the courts should rightfully demand that politicians and police factually, scientifically and objectively justify their combined actions in affecting over-intrusive orders and edicts; as well as unnecessary and abusive detentions, citations, arrests and uses of force upon their fellow citizens.
If I were some state and municipal politicians and law enforcement administrators and officers, based upon what you and I have been witnessing on TV, I would be shaking in my boots and putting in my papers. As a thirty-eight year law enforcement practices expert, I would suggest that municipalities and law enforcement agencies have created an entirely new arena of federal and state "COVID Case" litigation that is potentially rife with Monell-type deliberate indifference claims of various violations of civil rights.
The old German WWII military tribunal defense excuse of "I was just following orders" is just not going to resonate with a jury comprised of people who have lost their businesses, jobs, incomes, savings, homes, cars and careers, and have been locked up in their tiny homes and apartments for months in obeyance to "Shelter In Place" orders.
These jurors are going to remember what these pandemic politicians and police did to them, their family members, friends and associates and they are going to want those whom they deem responsible for forcing these hardships upon them to be punished.
I foresee huge punitive damages for the unnecessary actions of both politicians and police who worked together to deny Americans their most basic civil rights guaranteed under the Constitution and our bill of rights.
It's going to be an ugly, cathartic bloodletting where I anticipate that little mercy will be shown to the accused. In fact, if states, municipalities and law enforcement agencies are smart, they will direct their attorneys to settle with the plaintiffs as quickly as possible. I truly fear that no quarters will be taken by jurors deciding upon a plaintiff's injuries.
Can you imagine police arresting a mother on Mother's Day for a "social distancing" violation, the District Attorney filing and that mother appearing in court before a jury of her peers – other mothers? Are you serious? If you even think that jury will vote to convict, you live in a much different world and in a much different time than I do.
Remember the Ector County Sheriff's Department's heavily armed SWAT team in Odessa enforcing the "bars must be closed order?" Well, it turns out that Texas Governor Abbott, his Lt. Governor, and the State Attorney General all say that no "order" was ever issued. It was only a "guideline" as was only to be discretionally addressed by law enforcement.
So now to the vetted scientific facts about COVID-19 stats in Ector County. Population 166,223; total COVID-19 cases 85 with 59 or two-thirds completely recovered and only four deaths. Statistically, your chances of contracting the C-19 virus in Ector County is .00050 of one percent and .000024 or one percent. Board certified physicians would testify in court that your changes of contracting COVID-19 in Ector County was "statistically insignificant."
Remember the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling about balancing the government's need against the intrusion of the individual? Oops! The government need here is "statistically insignificant" and the Sheriff's response to the objective fact that essentially no risk of contracting C-19 existed at the time was the use of an armored SWAT vehicle filled with deputies armed with M-4 tactical rifles pointing them at unarmed citizens with their hands up in a parking lot; as well as armed citizens who in the state of Texas had a legal right to be both open and Concealed Carry in a parking lot which was not legally considered to be a "premises" under Texas law.
Can you imagine the carnage of contagious gunfire from the anxious and antsy deputies should even one of those armed citizens had dropped their hands for a second by mistake. Ladies and gentlemen, those are the exact circumstances of which high-profile lawsuits evolve. I know because I investigate, analyze and opine on them every day.
Now some uber-law enforcement supporters and perhaps even a few experts might disagree with me in asserting that "officers have a legal right to enforce laws." Fine with me if you want to be that naïve and go there. Case dependent, I might not even disagree with that argument. However, I would respectfully suggest that they pull their heads out of that dark place and back into the "real world" of the courtroom, legal arguments, forensic facts and evidence, the "totality of circumstances" and then consider those pesky pissed off, out of work, lost their businesses and savings jurors who are sure to practice what is referred as "jury nullification" upon reaching a plaintiff verdict in the millions of dollars, along with punitive damages that would make any Mayor, Sheriff or Chief cry like a baby.
So just a word to those yielding political and law enforcement powers. If you have a lick of sense, you will immediately have a Come to Jesus meeting with yourself and knock off this pandemic policing. It is dangerous and extremely damaging to what is left of the law enforcement community's reputation.
Instead, remember the good people, the sheep and The Oath. Become the peacekeepers and protectors and not the pandemic predators. Finally, remember that there is a big difference between whether you can do something and whether you should do something. Those of us who worked, sacrificed and died to establish a reputation and a legacy of professional law enforcement and community service will not let you ruin the good road we built.
Keeping Things In Perspective From Washington State
For many people alive today what we're witnessing is the first major 'interruption' in their normal lives. The paragraph below puts it in it's proper perspective.
"For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million. When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. You aren't even over the hill yet. When you're 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills six million. At 52, the Korean War starts and five million perish. At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesn't end for many years. Four million people die in that conflict. Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening. As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900.
How do you survive all of that? A kid in 1985 didn't think their 85 year old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great grandparents) survived through everything listed above.
Perspective is an amazing art. Let's try and keep things in perspective. Let's be smart, help each other out, and we will get through all of this." In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted. This too, shall pass."
Illusion Of Safety
Why is the public choosing the illusion of safety over Liberty? - James T. Harris
How is waterboarding similar to the continuous and never ending coverage of social distancing?
When It's Not About Your Health
When the State tells you it's safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it's not about your health.
When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn't lay off a single government employee, it's not about your health.
When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems an abortion visit is safe, it's not about your health.
When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it's dangerous, but allows personal lottery ticket sales, it's not about your health.
When the State tells you it's dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make-up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it's not about your health.
When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it's too dangerous but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health- It's not about YOUR health!
When the state tells you it's too dangerous to get treated by a doctor for chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It's not about your health!
When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.
WAKE UP PEOPLE - If you think this is all about your health you're mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.
San Diego, CA
From: Sharon Cloward
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 4:40 PM
Subject: Amended County Health Order and cease of Recreational Boating
Good afternoon Port Tenants,
The County of San Diego just held a press conference and amended their County Health Order a little over an hour ago. One of the amendments is about ceasing recreational Boating in San Diego County. The Port of San Diego is following the order and provided, below, answers to the most frequently asked questions. This order will go into place at 12 a.m. Saturday April 4th (tomorrow) until further notice. The order is attached, and the FAQ's are provided below.
I asked you to please abide by the order so that we save our Harbor Police Officers resources. For our Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Yacht Brokers, please distribute this notice to all of your boaters.
San Diego Port Tenants Association
2390 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92106
Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 3:54 PM
To: Sharon Cloward
Subject: Amended County Health Order
Attached is a copy of the Amended Health Order from the County. Based the flurry of feedback and questions over the last couple of days, we have updated the FAQs on our website but I have also pasted them below for you to circulate to the tenants.
Q - If I have a boat on the water, (at a mooring, marina, etc.) can I go out on it, fish, sail, etc? / Is kayaking/stand up paddle boarding on San Diego Bay permitted?
A - Per the County's amended public health order, Boating for recreational purposes, watersports, or swimming are prohibited on or in public waterways and at beaches. This order is effective as of 12 a.m., Saturday, April 4, 2020 until further notice. Therefore, San Diego Bay is closed to recreation – including Boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and recreational fishing – until further notice.
Remember, the State and San Diego County public health directives during the COVID-19 crisis are for all of us to stay at home. The only exceptions are essential needs. These orders allow public agencies, including law enforcement, to focus resources on protecting public health and safety during this global health and economic crisis.
We understand this isn't welcome news – we hope it will be for a short duration. In fact, the more we all follow the stay-at-home orders, the sooner we can get back to "normal." These are challenging times for us all, and the Port appreciates the public's patience and understanding as we all work together to keep each other healthy and well and to flatten the curve.
Note: Those who continue to participate in recreation on San Diego Bay should be prepared to be stopped and questioned by Port of San Diego Harbor Police. Law enforcement, including Harbor Police, is prepared to issue citations for violations of the State and County stay-at-home orders. Those citations carry a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail.
Q - What if I want to go out to the ocean? Will I be allowed to leave? Will I be allowed to come back? What about my right of passage?
A - At this time, the channel is not closed, but be prepared to be stopped and questioned by Harbor Police. Law enforcement, including Harbor Police, is prepared to issue citations for violations of the State and County stay-at-home orders. Those citations carry a maximum fine of up to $1,000 and up to 6 months in jail.
Per the State's stay-at-home order, and consistent with the County of San Diego's amended public health order, only essential activities are allowed. Water recreation is not considered an essential activity.
Note: This does not apply to those conducting essential commercial activity or to those seeking service at a designated critical infrastructure boat yard.
Q - What if I live on my boat?
A - Harbor Police will address and consider liveaboards on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration individual circumstances.
Q - Where can I fish if I can't fish from the piers and the boat launches are closed?/Is fishing from shore permitted?/ Kayak fishing?/ I fish to feed my family. Can I be out on the bay?
A - We understand this temporary situation will adversely impact local fishing opportunities and are hopeful that it will be for a short duration. Per the County's amended public health order, Boating for recreational purposes, watersports, or swimming are prohibited on or in public waterways and at beaches. Therefore, recreational fishing – whether along the shoreline or on the water – is not permitted at this time.
We understand this isn't welcome news, but we hope it will be for a short duration. In fact, the more we all follow the stay-at-home orders, the sooner we can get back to "normal." These are challenging times for us all, and the Port appreciates the public's patience and understanding as we all work together to keep each other healthy and well and to flatten the curve.
Q - I'm a commercial fisherman. Can I use the launches?
A - Licensed/registered vessels engaged in commercial fishing, with valid permits, are authorized to use the Shelter Island Boat Launch.
Q - Are the transient boat docks/anchorages open?
A - All the transient docks are still open as are the anchorages. They are subject to all the permitting requirements and compliance with all the laws and rules.
Q - Any idea or plan for when the bay, parks, beaches, launch ramps and other facilities will reopen?
A - This situation is fluid and the Port will continue to follow the lead of local, state and federal health authorities at the San Diego County Health & Human Services, the California Department of Public Health, and the CDC, in implementing protocols for public spaces. We appreciate everyone's patience and will provide updates as we have them at portofsandiego.org/covid19.
Department Manager, Real Estate
Port of San Diego
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101
O: (619) 686-6375
C: (619) 985-6622
View Of Another Time
Then & now
Thanks for the fifties, good times
LONG AGO IN THE LAND OF 1950's
I have no idea who put this together, but it does tell a story!
Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot.
There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me,
For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn.
We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince,
Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since.
We danced to 'Little Darlin,' and sang to 'Stagger Lee'
And cried for Buddy Holly in the Land That Made Me, Me.
Only girls wore earrings then, and 3 was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts, except for Jean McKinney.
And only in our wildest dreams did we expect to see,
A boy named George with Lipstick, in the Land That Made Me , Me .
We fell for Frankie Avalon, Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie, they never made it twice.
We didn't have a Star Trek Five, or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rocky-Rambo Twenty in the Land That Made Me, Me.
Miss Kitty had a heart of gold, and Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat whose co-star was a chimp.
We had a Mr. Wizard, but not a Mr. T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet, in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had our share of heroes, we never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin, or Marilyn Monroe.
For youth was still eternal, and life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We'd never seen the rock band that was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson , and Zeppelins were not Led. And Beatles lived in gardens then, and Monkees lived in trees,
Madonna was Mary in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We'd never heard of microwaves, or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed, but they were not grown in jars.
And pumping iron got wrinkles out, and 'gay' meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-Ed in the Land That Made Me, Me.
We hadn't seen enough of jets to talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left at the bottom of the bag.
And hardware was a box of nails, and bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction in the Land That Made Me, Me.
T-Birds came with portholes, and side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough to cover both your cheeks.
And Coke came just in bottles, and skirts below the knee,
And Castro came to power near the Land That Made Me, Me.
We had no Crest with Fluoride, we had no Hill Street Blues,
We had no patterned pantyhose or Lipton herbal tea,
Or prime-time ads for those dysfunctions in the Land That Made Me,Me.
There were no golden arches, no Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda, and cats were not called Bill.
And middle-aged was 35 and old was forty-three,
And ancient were our parents in the Land That Made Me, Me.
But all things have a season, or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline we swear byRetin-A.
They send us invitations to join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby, from the Land That Made Me, Me.
So now we face a brave new world in slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using smaller print in magazines.
And we tell our children's children of the way it used to be,
Long ago and far away in the Land That Made Me, Me.
If you didn't grow up in the fifties, you missed the greatest time in history.
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We will continue to add examples to this post. The examples of the lefts' attempts to destroy our government and way of life just keep getting more radical.
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