bill_schubert

I should so not publish this

Conservative think tank leader says schools should reopen since most Texans dying from COVID-19 are elderly or Hispanic.

Vance Ginn is the chief economist for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and clearly a Dan Patrick acolyte.  

He was bragging on the newly corrected Texas death data which shows "Mostly elderly & Hispanics dying"  "Very few kids die".

"Why not #openschools, end universal mandates"  

In other words, we've finally figured out what beats this covid into submission.  We have actually stopped this state from becoming a massive graveyard, are finally on the road to controlling the epidemic here.  Why not stop doing it?

His reasoning appears to be that the population most effected is hispanic and old people and they are expendable.  

OK, that part is predictably self serving and expected of the conservatives in this state.  I hardly even paid it any heed and had I not read the next line, would have not thought much of it.  But, he went on:

“I believe strongly based on my deep faith that every life is precious,” he wrote.

The two most contemptible groups of people in my experience are those who invoke the flag and those who invoke religion.  Every life is precious but for the hispanics and elderly who we don't need (other than my gardener and my maid and the people gathering my food and cleaning my bathrooms and manning my polling stations and redistributing food and clothing for those who need it and volunteering to support abused children .... ).

And, of course, we took him out of context.  Not his fault.  He was just joking.

Will someone please resurrect Molly Ivins?  We so need her outrage.

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