By Tank Murdoch
(TNS) Americans living in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut had their lives completely turned upside down on Monday when the three Democrat governors of those states got together and essentially shut down the tri-state area.
And, according to the New York Post, it seems that more than a few residents are not particularly pleased with their leaders’ decisions.
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Mostly, the people interviewed by the Post seemed bewildered at what they perceive as a completely outsized response to a viral outbreak that has infected roughly 5,000 people (as of this writing) and killed only about 70, nearly all of whom were older Americans and half of which were in one state — Washington.
“I’ve lived in New York all my life, and I’ve never seen the city like this. It’s a shantytown,’’ Kristie Flanagan, a 72-year-old retired teacher from the Upper West Side.
“There’s a sense of hopelessness and abandonment in the air that I never imagined I’d feel in my city. You’d think by now we’d have seen everything — blizzards, tornadoes, earthquakes.”
“The day after 9/11, you couldn’t keep people off the streets. During the blackout of 2003, people were running around in the dark, having a good time. The day after Hurricane Sandy, people were out on the streets, helping to clean up after the disaster,” she told the Post.
“But this is apocalyptic.”
Gerald Graham, 48, was hitting his local gym one last time because Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered it closed — another with a slew of other businesses including restaurants and bars — ‘indefinitely.’
“Everything that makes the city great is closed,” he said. “Block after block, it’s just, like, dead.
“It’s super scary. It just fills me with this constant dread — like, when is the invisible monster gonna start picking us off en masse?” he told the paper.
Meanwhile, Cathy Kenny, 62 a science teacher at Holy Cross HS in Whitestone, Queens, told the Post the usually busy Francis Lewis Boulevard was so empty and quiet that “it was eerie.”
“Like a ghost town,” she said.
But hey, not every business is suffering. In fact, some are doing quite well, the Post noted:
A city pot dealer said he has been keeping busy — by filling orders.
“My regulars called/text to stock up all around the same time this previous week & clients i haven’t heard from in a while called/text asking to meet up with me today,’’ the dealer told The Post in a text.
“most ppl didnt think i would be working & was hesitant to ask lol but they needed their stuff to complete the shopping list, ya dig?”
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Yeah, we ‘dig.’ But we’re not sure residents of NYC and the surrounding states are going to be ‘cool’ with an indefinite ban on their lives imposed by governors who are still free to do whatever they please.
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