Sports Are the Reward of a Functional Society

That quote in the title was what I heard on sports radio today that made me seek out this clip but the point about closing down for a little while and not using that time to do anything productive struck home. I said it back on April 17 and it only got worse since.

If the idea was to keep people from dying then most of what New Jersey through Governor Phil Murphy has done has been a failure for these reasons.

  • People should be required to get tested instead of being dissuaded. Failure to spend money where it is needed.
  • There is no plan for either a health recovery or an economic recovery. Event planners and political operatives are not suited for handling real emergencies.
  • 40% of all deaths have been at nursing homes. As foreseeable as understanding that jogging through a park is not a death sentence.
  • No relief as property tax deadline not changing. As people are forced to forgo incomes and get reduced services, the beast needs to be paid.

New Jerseyans were ordered to stay at home on March 21, 2020. At that time there were 1,327 cases with 16 deaths. We are now up to 80,000 cases and 3,800 deaths with no end in sight.

And as for those daily briefings/rallies claiming that New Jersey will be stronger than ever (with all those old people now dead) try to watch without cringing:


Three months later and we still have no sensible plans to battle this crisis and make life livable for New Jersey residents as witnessed by:

All this as Connecticut, for the second time in a week, reports no new coronavirus deaths working its way down the list.

I’d feel a lot better if this guy were introducing people who need no introduction.



11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by geo8rge on July 12, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Why are masks being stressed but not hand washing? It seems to me hand washing is the most important measure while masks are the least effective.

    Murphy cannot be blamed for the lack of resources applied to the nursing home crisis. There were no resources available because the people in the nursing homes made sure, over the last 25 years at least, there weren’t any resources to be had. See the parable of the ants and the grasshopper for an easy to understand explanation.

    Policy suggestion: NJ should impose a tax on retirement benefits and income dedicated to improve nursing homes. The tax could, in part, be implemented my eliminating the many senoir tax reductions already on the books. Retirees that don’t like it can move out of NJ. The increased resources plus the reduction in numbers as retirees leave will solve the problem.


  2. Posted by boscoe on July 12, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    To Mr. Bury: Keep us up to date on your death charts. Expecting to see Florida, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi moving up in the rankings over the next month or so. And here’s the thing: the Northeastern states that got walloped early in the game were dealing with crowded urban areas, shortage of PPE and medical supplies, testing confusion, and having major international airports. What’s going to be the excuse of your favorite libertarian-leaning states? What did they learn except to talk BS about how tough and independent they are? Tell it to the virus….


  3. Posted by Anonymous on July 12, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Murphy and Cuomo sent seniors to their deaths. Yet NY and NJ will vote those death merchants back into office. Florida, which has twice the amount of nursing homes did far better because DeSantis actually read the CCD guidelines while NJ listened to Gov. Murphy’s “diverse cabinet” and here we are.


    • Posted by dentss dunnigan on July 12, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Well said …but lets give these seniors the boot cause they can no longer afford to live in this state through no fault of their own but because our governor wants to let those that don’t belong here live here


      • Posted by PS Drone on July 13, 2020 at 1:07 pm

        I am now officially looking to leave NJ. Putting my house on the market. I think there is a six-month window for residential real estate (due to historically low mortgage rates). After that all bets are off due to the ongoing depression that we are in and will continue to enjoy for some years to come. Forget the stock market parts of which are in a hyper-bubble. This state will be confronting economic chaos for many years to come. Unfortunately, it deserves all of the heartache and misery that will ensue thanks to decades of pols like Murphy and unions like the NJEA.


        • Posted by Tough Love on July 13, 2020 at 2:14 pm

          Quoting ………………..

          ” Unfortunately, it deserves all of the heartache and misery that will ensue thanks to decades of pols like Murphy and unions like the NJEA.”

          The problem is that the “it” in that sentence isn’t the State of NJ as a gov’t entity, it’s NJ’s Taxpayers (most working in the PRIVATE Sector) that will be suffering the consequences.

          But you’re correct in that the NJEA (and all the other Public Sector Anions/”Associations”) have caused much of NJ’s financial woes. We (Private Sector Taxpayers) need to respond in kind, and renege on the ludicrously excessive DB pensions & Platinum+ benefits that they have been promised.


    • Posted by geo8rge on July 12, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      The seniors are the ones that, when they were younger, voted for all available resources to be spent on their lifestyle choices not to mention the forever wars.


    • Posted by boscoe on July 12, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      “Florida…did far better….”
      Hold that thought. We’ll discuss in one month.


      • Posted by Tough Love on July 13, 2020 at 2:17 pm

        The Gov. of Florida is a Trump ass-lick. How many incremental COVID-19 deaths will there be due to his support of Trump’s screwed-up priorities?


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