Las Vegas Tribune

The unmitigated disaster of Sisolak’s “Mask Up” hoax

By Chuck Muth

We’ve seen governor Steve Sisolak out in public without a mask

Last Thursday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak put out another of his irritatingly obnoxious do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do lectures about the
CHINA-19 virus…
“Please, wear your mask, wash your hands, practice social distancing and stay home when you can.” The hypocritical total lack of self-awareness is breathtaking.
As you know, Mr. Wear-Your-Mask himself caught the ‘rona a few weeks ago, leading to the obvious question: Were you not following your own mandates… or do your mandates not work? I’m guessing the answer is: Both.
We’ve seen the governor out in public without a mask. We’ve seen the governor out in public without social distancing. And I’m guessing he doesn’t wash his hands 50 times a day. But consider this…
The governor’s had us locked down or semi-locked down since March. Mandatory mask and social distance orders have been in place for months. And yet we somehow reportedly find ourselves in worse shape today than when The VID originally blindsided us.
It’s almost as if the governor’s dictatorial edicts issued from upon high can’t stop a highly contagious virus. Go figure.
Of course, Sisolak will never admit that his handling of this crisis has been a complete and total failure. So what does he do? Blames
Nevadans for supposedly not obeying him. But that dog won’t hunt. First, Sisolak’s current three-week “Pause Proclamation” is irrational and makes absolutely no logical sense whatsoever.
You can jam hundreds of people into a casino but not a church? You can  eat in a restaurant surrounded by strangers not wearing masks but can’t have more than 10 family and friends over for Thanksgiving dinner? Nevadans have to “stay home” while our borders remain wide open for infected Californians to bring their germs here? What planet does this guy live on?
Secondly, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported recently that 97.7 percent of the 115,000 businesses visited by the COVID Cops in
Southern Nevada were in compliance with the governor’s public health orders. In addition, Delphi Research Group recently noted that over 94 percent of Nevadans “report wearing a mask most or all of the time while in public.”
That’s pretty convincing evidence that Sisolak’s blame-the-victim act is full of sheep dip.
So what SHOULD the governor be doing? Heck, that’s easy. Stop following the lead of California Gov. Gavin Newsom and start following the lead of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Here’s what “America’s Governor” said this week…
“Many in the media have criticized my approach to #COVID19, labeling me ill-informed, reckless and even a ‘denier.’ Meanwhile, the media has ignored spikes in states that did everything ‘right’ while devastating their economies.
“South Dakota is entering 2021 in one of the strongest financial positions in the country. This is largely due to our strong economy,
our approach to #COVID19, and our respect for freedom and personal responsibility.
“South Dakota hasn’t issued lockdowns or mask mandates. We haven’t shut down businesses or closed churches. In fact, our state has never even defined what an ‘essential business’ is. That, quite simply, is not the government’s role.”
You’ve heard of the un-Cola? Well, Gov. Noem is the un-Sisolak. Indeed, while Sisolak’s Nevada leads the nation in unemployment,
Noem’s South Dakota has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.
And while Sisolak’s handling of the ‘rona —which, by the way, has a 99 percent survivability rate — has been an unmitigated economic
disaster, Gov. Noem’s handling of it has been an unqualified success.
The notion that wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and cancelling Thanksgiving dinners can stop the CHINA-19 virus is nothing short of a political hoax aided and abetted by the fake news media’s scare-mongers.
The problem: Too many Nevadans continue to fall for it. Baaaa!
10 Ways to Keep Your Spirits Up during COVID Lockdown
1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on, point a hair dryer at passing cars and watch them slow down!
2. On all your check stubs, write, “For Sexual Favors”
3. Skip down the street rather than walk, and see how many looks you get.
4. With a serious face, order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat.
5. Sing along at The Opera.
6. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream ‘I Won! I Won!’
7. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot yelling, ‘Run For Your Lives! They’re Loose!’
8. Tell your children over dinner, ‘Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go….’
9. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and ask where the fitting room is.
10. Go to a large Department store’s fitting room, drop your drawers to your ankles and yell out, “There’s no paper in here!”
(Author unknown. Hat tip & thanks to Bobby Ellis for forwarding)
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Chuck Muth is president of and publisher of He blogs at His views are his own.

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