Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

What Autocrats Do

They hide data that displeases them.
For weeks, people in rural communities in Nebraska charted the rise of coronavirus cases at the state’s several meatpacking plants. First, there were handfuls, and then, many more. ... In a change initiated last week, Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) announced at a news conference that state health officials would no longer share figures about how many workers have been infected at each plant.
Funny how Republicans can lambaste the Chinese for hiding the true numbers of coronavirus cases and then turn around and do the exact same thing.

Funny how Smithfield is so, so concerned about employee privacy that they're hiding the numbers of Covid-19 cases in their plant. Arbeit macht frei and all that, you know. Can't have the working poors concerned with such things.


J4rh34d said...

I wonder if the fact Smithfield is owned by the WH Group based in Hong Kong was an additional influence on their behavior.

Comrade Misfit said...

Possibly. Their reported track record is rather sketchy. I wonder how much of what they produce is earmarked for export back to their homeland.

dinthebeast said...

You know, for a party that reviles and despises the media so much, the Republicans sure do act as if the media controls reality: "if we can keep it out of the media, it doesn't exist."

-Doug in Sugar Pine