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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/05/2020 11:41 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/05/2020 11:41 AM
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RENAME JULY 4th ~ Letter to the Editor by Robert G. Reagan

Murphys, CA...They should rename July 4th and call it Interdependence Day because too many people think they can do whatever they want on Independence Day with little regard for the health of their families and fellow citizens. On this July 4th a group of flag waving “patriots” marched down Main St. in Murphys, with not a face mask in sight.




Those of us who served in the military during wartime did not do so to give people the right to flaunt laws and rules designed to slow the spread of a deadly virus.
There are signs posted throughout the town extoling people to “Keep Murphys Open” by following simple rules like wearing a mask and practicing distancing. Most merchants are requiring shoppers to abide by these rules because they care about their customers and staff.

The sheriff has made it clear that he will not enforce the governor’s mandate. Fie on Rick DiBasilio. Murphys is a special place because of the number of people who care about each other and our thousands of visitors. It is a shame that this attitude is not more contagious.

Sgt. Robert G. Reagan, US Army, ret.
Murphys CA


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Posted on: 2020-07-05 11:50:07   By: Anonymous
 
Well said!!!!

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    Posted on: 2020-07-07 15:22:16   By: Anonymous
     
    I wish we could slap a submission muzzle on Bob Reagan.

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Posted on: 2020-07-05 11:50:15   By: Anonymous
 
Very good post, thank you.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-05 12:00:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Well that ain't cool! I can see being patriotic, but lets all heed by the guidelines like social distancing and wearing masks, etc. I heard that some churches are opening up now but with limitations like having more than one service breaking down into smaller groups. For this whole thing to work (dealing with the COVID and hoping it'll end soon) we all need to make some sacrifices. That's why I'm never going out anywhere this weekend and wait till this is over with. I made one trip away from the house yesterday. I just went down to the PO to check on my mail early Saturday morning since hardly anyone was out and about and it was just starting to get warm.
    Then last night my roommates and I had a big feast at the house, invited a neighbors across the street and our next door neighbor and family-less than 10 people of course and we are all COVID 19 free and healthy! We also had fireworks (store bought) right on the street (narrow side street and very quiet) all lit in an old tub with water nearby. We are all sensible and responsible adults and had a lot of food (I myself overate lol!) and had a good time! Most of our next of kin are out of town and can't really afford to see them and vice versa. This how the poor folks celebrate and we don't claim any political parties either!

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      Re: no subject
      Posted on: 2020-07-05 17:29:40   By: Anonymous
       
      Come on people! Indoors, put a mask on. Outdoors, you are fine. Cough, sneeze or got a fever, go home and stay there!! Not looking good for any of us, unfortunately and so sad to say!!

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    Posted on: 2020-07-05 12:03:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes, and some of those patriots marching in Murphys were business owners.
    Setting an example for others, by wearing masks and social distancing, speak much louder than just proclaiming how patriotic you are.
    I hope the children of this county are smarter than some of the adults.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-05 15:41:36   By: Anonymous
       
      Please somebody clarify? To those of us who did not choose to participate in the circus of Murphy’s for the Fourth of July… Did Brian march in the show and did anybody that was in the parade wear masks? Were they local merchants and business owners are who were they? And wear their mask presents or were there or not?

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        Posted on: 2020-07-05 20:16:49   By: Anonymous
         
        You are a bunch of sad, negative, cowardly, hateful humans!

        I’m sure not a one of you can say you’ve helped better our town in any way. Please tell me I’m wrong... enlighten me. I know a fellow volunteer and lover of our community would never speak these horrible words.

        Sit behind your computer screen and keep being the dredged trolls you are!

        Keep living your slow deaths with the hate seeping out of your pores.

        I feel sorry for each of you who can say these hateful remarks without knowing who I really am. It saddens me that my fellow Americans can have so much hate in their hearts!

        I hope each of you who have I’ll feelings towards me and can’t muster up the courage to have an adult conversation will stay true to themselves with their hateful remarks, well after this virus has passed. Stay away from The Hotel today, tomorrow , next year, Forever I beg of you and not just you anyone who shares these same hateful thoughts and views .

        My door is open to clear the air but If you are unwilling I believe you must be the problem!

        Goodnight all,
        Brian

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          Posted on: 2020-07-05 20:38:38   By: Anonymous
           
          No names of the non-elected

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            Posted on: 2020-07-05 21:45:43   By: Anonymous
             
            Thank you for telling it like it is. I read all those posts on Facebook, and you are absolutely correct. In announcing the cancelation, his first words were "After some push back and remarks that our celebration would kill people etc, etc, etc , I had to think about it a bit" - What was there to think about? "Let's see, do I make a *bleep*load of money, even if people get sick and die... or should I do the right thing, and cancel? Gee, that's a tough one. I need to think about it...."? In reality, we know he didn't cancel out of concern for the community. Too many people complained, and he had no choice. If he really cared about the community, that event would never have been planned in the first place. He's not fooling anyone.

            After he left that snarky, immature announcement about canceling, he DELETED the whole post. What a sneaky way to let people think it was still happening, so there would be a crowd there, regardless. And I guess there was... a mask-less, irresponsible crowd. Let's hope no one there was contagious. I guess we'll find out.

            And we won't forget that "magic mask" post, either. You can't spew irresponsible nonsense like that, and then pretend you care about the community. We aren't having it.

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              Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:03:23   By: Anonymous
               
              The "Magic Mask" post really left a mark didn't it? :)

              Be sure to throw away your single use masks and wash your other masks daily.

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                Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:21:26   By: Anonymous
                 
                I don't even use single-use masks... but the others get washed after each use, in antibacterial soap. I alternate using them. I have four. Now, it would feel extremely weird to go into a place WITHOUT a mask. You get used to wearing them... just like how you get used to reaching for your seat belt as soon as you get in your car. It's automatic. Those people I encounter at the grocery store who DON'T wear a mask get the evil-eye from me. :)

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      Posted on: 2020-07-05 18:05:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Not many, though. Those are just the dic*s like the hotel owner and one winery that say, hey I had the flu and I'm fine - it's all a hoax.

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        Posted on: 2020-07-06 12:59:39   By: Anonymous
         
        In your mouth!

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Posted on: 2020-07-05 14:58:26   By: Anonymous
 
As a vet it is so frustrating to see so many who truly don’t understand basic principles with 1st, 2nd Amendment rights etc. This country unfortunately has had a movement of people who deny science and experts and just gravitate to those who share their views regardless of a complete lack of credibility.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 15:05:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Absolutely 100%

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Posted on: 2020-07-05 15:15:14   By: Anonymous
 
Make no mistake about it, when an elected official does not enforce rules set in place by higher ranking governing officials, they are engaging in criminal behavior themselves.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-05 15:45:33   By: Anonymous
     
    Amen!!!


    So what do we citizens do?

    Re-elect??

    I think not

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      Posted on: 2020-07-05 15:57:03   By: Anonymous
       
      No names of the non-elected

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        Re: Support?
        Posted on: 2020-07-05 16:32:53   By: Anonymous
         
        Put your mask on and get in the basement! I'm sick of all of you experts and that includes the vet and Dr. Dean. If you are afraid of dying, STAY HOME!!! How come there isn't a lock down order every fall when the flu comes calling? More people die from the flu every year than have in the 19 years Covid has been here. Take your mask and shove it!

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          Re: Support?
          Posted on: 2020-07-05 16:42:49   By: Anonymous
           
          This is covid's first year. The 19 is for the year it was discovered, 2019. 130,000 Americans have died in less than 6 months, and most of the country has not yet been exposed. Please take this seriously.

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          Re: Support?
          Posted on: 2020-07-05 16:43:51   By: Anonymous
           
          Oh shut up, Russell. Take your science denying and shove it up your ass.

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          Re: Support?
          Posted on: 2020-07-05 16:50:01   By: Anonymous
           
          Put your name on your message. YOU are the coward. What the real tragedy is it is unlike not wearing a seat belt, you’ll only hurt yourself. But with your OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY attitude you can harm others.

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          Re: Support?
          Posted on: 2020-07-05 18:12:07   By: Anonymous
           
          And you are exactly those who are spreading this virus to others. It's all good until your grandma dies, you selfish POS.

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Posted on: 2020-07-05 17:56:30   By: Anonymous
 
"Fie" on the Sheriff? Thats pretty zesty language there, Bob. Phooey on you sir!
The Sheriff has more important work to do than to conciliate minor imbroglios.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-05 18:15:37   By: Anonymous
     
    On a very limited budget we might add.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-06 13:13:45   By: Anonymous
     
    More important work to do? What's more important than our very health? This virus is no joke. Young people are dying, too. Is that not important enough for you? It would be nice if our sheriff did SOMETHING, as opposed to NOTHING.

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Posted on: 2020-07-05 18:22:28   By: Anonymous
 
Thanks for taking the time, Robert. It would seem that many have lost the concept of "public health." So, guess a whole lot more of us will die in the next year or so until we reach some helpful percentage of herd immunity and have a vaccine. Because the deniers are not going to consider the data or science but only what the Twitter in Chief or their FOX News feed tells them. I overheard a Murphys wine owner say, "Well, those are people with underlying conditions or obese people." As if those lives don't matter as well. Someone also needs to tell him (and his wife, mask-less in their tasting room) that the demographics are changing. Lots of healthy, younger folks being infected now...

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    Posted on: 2020-07-05 18:26:40   By: Anonymous
     
    I’m guessing it was Russell Irish and his wife Jennifer.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-06 10:30:47   By: Anonymous
       
      Don’t pick on Russ. He’s just a dimwit running a bottom of the barrel winery. He can’t help himself.

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        Posted on: 2020-07-06 10:51:36   By: Anonymous
         
        He’s a dimwit with dangerous and destructive beliefs and a big f_ing mouth to match. He can believe whatever the hell he wants. He doesn’t get to put the rest of us in danger because of his selfish actions.

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Believe in the USA
Posted on: 2020-07-05 21:24:16   By: Anonymous
 
Looking at the comments I can only say there is no hope for us as a community or country. We need to allow each other to voice opinions in a moderate way. BUT.
I came to this country 30 years ago and was proud when I became a US citizen.
What I see now is worthy of a 3rd world country. People arguing about a health crisis. Freedom means taking care of the guy in the trench next to you. Your "freedom" is nothing if your brother dies. LETS LOVE AND RESPECT EACH OTHER.

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RE RENAME JULY 4th ~ Letter to the Editor by Robert G. Reagan
Posted on: 2020-07-05 22:07:30   By: Anonymous
 
Thank you, Mr Reagan.

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