Will Hotels, Ballgames, Stores, Schools, and Restaurants EVER Get Back to Normal?

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How many times have we heard the phrase, “Well…due to the pandemic, we can no longer provide” this or that? No water glasses in a hotel room. No mini bar. No coffee pot! Fewer towels. No menus. No poolside dining. No cocktail waitresses. No room service. The pandemic was over but businesses were still using that phrase.

I know of an HOA that closed their spa February 2020 and still haven’t opened it claiming that covid is still around. They make it sound like covid is invisibly lingering in the air above the spa just waiting for the next resident to submerge in the water. And like in a horror movie, it attaches itself to an unsuspecting victim! Cue the theme music from Jaws. “Dun…dunt…dun…dunt.”

After covid is long gone and eradicated will these establishments continue to run their businesses or amenities on the cheap? Obviously with spas shutdown, the gas bills of the HOA go down but the monthly dues don’t. Amazing. I heard in order to get a hotdog at a ballgame you must use a cellphone app. Will schools and businesses still be running a hybrid (limited staff) organization in order to save money? Yes, some restaurants are having trouble filling jobs and; consequently, the service has gone way down but the prices are way up due to food and gasoline prices rising rapidly. Biden has created this mess of fewer people seeking jobs together with inflation. It’s the Perfect Economic Storm.

These organizations have found that they’ve recouped some money during covid by running skeleton crews and not giving guests the service they are accustomed to. But they charge the same, if not more, for rooms, food, and property taxes. This has been a windfall for some businesses, especially school unions, that got money allocated from the stimulus bills when the teachers didn’t spend one day in a classroom.

Things were getting back to semi-normal then the threat of Delta started to emerge. Now we are almost back to square one of the pandemic even though we are mostly vaccinated. So we got vaccinated and still have to endure all these precautions? It doesn’t make sense. And if it doesn’t make sense, it usually isn’t right.

We are slowly hearing of events being cancelled. As I have four family members in the event business (one wedding planner, two musicians, and one mobile marketing planner) this affects their budgeting, itineraries, and travel plans as nothing now is for sure. Last year all their gigs and events got cancelled. This year they got piled on with gigs and events playing catch up, but suddenly out of the blue are being told some may not occur. This is hard on the mental health of these professionals. I’m sure there are plenty of bridezillas out there pulling their hair out about now wondering whether or not to send out their invites. Not fair!

When our government willy nilly imposes these new restrictions (Newsom), they have no idea how it affects the business world. Why? Because they’ve never held a real job in the real world outside of the government. They are insensitive and lack experience or empathy. Do they even realize that most of these companies did not make a profit in 2020 and are hanging by a thread this year? No. And they don’t care. I almost think they want everyone to throw in the towel, go on unemployment again, and forfeit their homes. Tents sales will be the only business booming unless the government is providing them. Wouldn’t put it past them.

Next will be a real estate bust. If companies continue to be in the red and homeowners can’t make their mortgage payment, they will begin to sell when the moratorium ends, then pop goes the bubble. All we wanted to do was get back to normal…real normal…with no masks, no six feet distancing, and no more closures or lockdown threats; but we are experiencing much of the same, even though we are vaccinated. It doesn’t make sense.

Stores still have the same lame arrows showing us how much six feet is; and if we get closer than that, the other shoppers jump. It is getting worse, not better. Build Back Better was Biden’s slogan. He may as well change it to Better Not Build as no one is building anything back better. Costs of supplies have skyrocketed due to higher gasoline prices. What’s better about that? Nothin’ honey.

Build Back Different, But Not Better.

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I always wondered what their slogan Build Back Better meant as Trump had already built the economy back the strongest in 50 years prior to covid. So how could anyone do it better? They can’t. But now we know they want to do it different. They will callously end jobs paying $90,000 a year and ask us to move and find a new career that is less profitable. Not better for these workers, worse. Not better for our country either. But the new cabinet members are certainly quoting this weird phrase, we’re building back better over and over. All in the name of climate change. It’s a campaign slogan that is based on a lie! Will Biden start wearing BBB hats? After all, he’s a copycat president.

Apparently as long as you quote “climate change” any bill they pass is good. How will shipping oil across the country in trains, trucks, and ships help the climate? Wonder if there is a train accident and oil spill? Pipelines don’t have oil spills as they are mostly underground. Diesel trucks spew fumes that pollute. So this theory is bunk. How will purchasing oil from our enemies help keep us free from wars? It won’t. They want us to be free of using oil altogether but many products are made from oil aside from gasoline so we need oil.

Our electric grid which powers our new electric cars requires coal. Yes, they want coal to be fazed out too. Then there’s fracking which is another way of obtaining oil and gas and not popular among the left. Many jobs in these industries will be affected. And they hate nuclear power which is the cleanest for the environment. Bottom line: They want to remove all our means of power in order to rescue us from climate change. Solar and wind good, oil and gas bad. So the horse and buggy, lanterns, wood stoves, washboards, and clotheslines will soon be in vogue. Buy those stocks.

We all know that solar panels are expensive for homeowners to purchase. Some states they aren’t even recommended due to snow, high winds, and other weather elements. How do they work under three feet of snow? Probably not so well. But John Kerry says pipeline welders, construction workers, and engineers can go make solar panels. Better choice he says. He might as well have said, Go pound sand. They can’t force homeowners to purchase solar panels. So who’s going to buy them? Cities and states to put on land for their energy grid. But solar panels can be made cheaper in China putting American companies out of business, remember Solyndra? So who’s really going to be working making solar panels? China.

They are doing exactly what they did in 2008. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result. We can expect more of the same as the Democrats have no new ideas. They are stuck in the past on climate change or global warming or whatever Al Gore called it. They never do. All they do is tax, spend, and lie. Remember Joe promised not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,000. Hee, hee, hee. Hope no one fell for that. They think printing money and throwing it at a problem will make it go away.

Most of the problems we are experiencing today like unemployment, rioting, school closures, and vaccine distribution are caused by our liberal governors. That’s on them. They chose to shutdown their states to hurt president Trump before the election which escalated all the above. Some companies have been hurt for too long to reopen. Some of their employees have given up hope. We need to replace Newsom and Cuomo as they ruined their states and residents are fleeing. Oregon, Wisconsin, and Washington are close behind.

These problems could be a quick fix if Biden passed some more executive orders like opening up the schools and businesses without conditions, making it a priority to vaccinate those over 65 first, and keeping rioters jailed. Again the stock market is down as it secretly doesn’t like Biden which is really Obama running the show behind the curtain like the Wizard of Oz.