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GETTING UNDER PRITZKER’S SKIN: Governor changes tune, claims some regions of state could be open well before May 30

May 1, 2020

With the growing number lawsuits, demonstrations and public officials rejecting Governor Pritzker’s so-called “emergency orders,” ol’ J.B. has picked up a new hymnal.  Yes, the well-healed governor whose wife and kids jetted down to their Florida ranch has started singing a new tune.

In a press conference today, Governor Pritzker appeared a little testy.  Earlier in the day, at high noon, a pair of large protests took place, one in Chicago and one in Springfield.  And the media – some of them – covered the event.  Here’s The Center Square’s report:

(The Center Square) – Hundreds of protesters in Springfield and Chicago said they want the state to open right away, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he won’t be swayed by signs or protestors.

In Springfield, Chicago resident Brian Mitchell said his sound and lighting company has been hit hard because there are no events. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order limits all public and private gatherings to ten or fewer. Such edicts were put in place by the governor on March 21 and have been extended through May 30. Pritzker said it’s to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Mitchell wanted to bring his professional sound system to Springfield to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order.

“We’ve been patient, giving the hospitals time to make arrangements to prepare, the state to prepare, but at this point, quarantining at home is causing more damage than good,” Mitchell said. “It’s not going to stop the virus. It is certainly going to cause massive depression, it’s going to cause massive financial ruin and we’re not all billionaires like our fearless leader. So we need to get back to work.”

And a couple of hours later at his news conference, our feckless governor’s fears of looking weak or ineffective (or impotent) sure looked as if they weighed heavily on his mind.

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The Center Square reported on his Friday Chi-com virus news conference.

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Friday that some areas of the state could open sooner than others, the clearest indication yet that the governor will take a regional rather than statewide approach to reopening the economy.

Some regions could open up before the governor’s most recent stay-at-home order expires on May 30.

“Yes, if it’s heading down the other side of this slide – that even the national plan proposed – if it’s 14 days on a downslide of those numbers, then absolutely,” Pritzker said Friday at a news conference in Chicago. “Listen, I want as much as everybody else does for everybody to get back to work and for us to move toward normalcy, but I also want to say that I’m not going to do it until we know people are safe and it isn’t going to be because some protester has a sign that says, you know, ‘Liberate Illinois.'”

Looks like the slogan, “Liberate Illinois” lives in Pritzker’s mind, rent-free.

So, you ask how much has Pritzker’s position “evolved”?

Not even 100 hours before, Pritzker said this in a story from – you guessed it – The Center Square.  (Hint:  Bookmark them for the latest Illinois news without the hard left bias.)

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that he was opposed to opening the state on a regional basis.

Some downstate lawmakers and business owners have been calling for the stay-at-home order to be lifted to allow businesses to open up because of the low numbers of COVID-19 cases in some counties.

That’s quite a change in tune, right?

Keep up the good work, folks.

When will Illinois open up?

Read this piece by Kira Davis on “This is how American will re-open.”

Here’s the money quote:

America will reopen when Americans who are ready feel safe to mix and mingle and protect each other where possible and appropriate.

I’m not telling you to be reckless. I’m telling you I trust Americans to be safe because no one loves your family more than you do.

The point is – America’s reopening will not be an act of “permission” from the ruling class. It will be like everything else important in this nation’s history – from the American Revolution to suffrage to the Civil Rights Era. It will be an act of will by the American people themselves. It will be resisted by the elitists in charge and we’ll do it anyway. It will be scolded by our “betters” in government and we’ll do it anyway. It will be ridiculed by the coastal Harvard set and we’ll do it anyway. Everything that has ever been good for the citizens of this country has been demanded and won by the people, not the permanent political class.

Got a business?  Just reopen. 

Restaurants, nail salons, tanning salons, gyms, etc.  Just open for business.

Cops can’t shut you down.  Only the courts can – and only after they meet a high burden that you’re operating unsafely.  And if you’re following the same safety protocols of so-called “essential” businesses, that’s going to be a tall order for the Illinois Department of Public Health to meet.

Want to have a family dinner to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or wedding?  Just have it.  Speaking of weddings:  just have it.

Are you on the board of your local church?  It’s time to dust off the pews and welcome the congregation back in a socially responsible manner.

In the meantime, be sure to participate in rallies and events to hold Big JB’s feet to the fire.  Remember, when they feel the heat, they see the light.

7 Responses to GETTING UNDER PRITZKER’S SKIN: Governor changes tune, claims some regions of state could be open well before May 30

  1. KK on May 1, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Was at the protest in Springfield. Quite a few people there.

    It is simply amazing how worthless the local “news” outlets are. News-Gazette’s website still has zero mention of the protests. They can manage to mention, day after day, every new virus case, but you can’t mention hundreds of people getting together to stand for their rights? It’s nothing but a useless rag that is going down the tube, and deserves to.
    The other one is WCIA. Watched their “news” show at 5 today. They showed at most two seconds of video of the protest. The remainder of their coverage was about the very small number of anti-protesters and why they were there. Their fake news is just as bad as the network they represent. See BS.

  2. peewee on May 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    No, I am sorry to disagree, you are not getting under the skin of Jabba; he is only playing games with you people. A bigger agenda is afoot.

    A christian ministry is reporting, that George Soros just recently had a conference call with the governor of California, Michigan, New York and Illinois, for the purpose of extending the lock-down until 2021.
    The discussion about the 4 states being locked-down until 2021, starts around the 23:20 mark and continues through to 50:01.
    The mention of Illinois as being part of the lock-down starts around the 44:30 mark.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=triyDrI23e4

    P.S> I pray to God that you people are getting prepared. The virus is no more dangerous than the common Flu. Our nation is being frightened into slavery over a virus.
    The Founding fathers fought the revolutionary war during a small pox outbreak, yet today we are wetting our pants over the Flu.

    My God how we have fallen.

  3. Joe Dirt on May 2, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Want to really get his attention? Show up where he conducts his daily propaganda event with a couple thousand armed citizens. Tell the security detail you are there for the governor only, if they walk away they can live, if they don’t use them for tree and lamp post decorations alongside the governor.

  4. israelfirst on May 2, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Talk show Host john Moore, claims a vaccine is already to go and it will be announced in September around Labor Day, just in time for the Children to go to School.

    Problem is Boys and Girls, Moore claims the vaccine contains a form of Nano-Tech. This is not a “MICRO CHIP” but an identifier that will allow the knuckle-dragging BOLSHEVIKS to know who has been vaccinated and who has not been vaccinated.

    It will also allow them to determine who can work, buy and sell.

    A NIH whistle blower Dr. Judy Mikovits exposes the Fauci and the Covid 19 virus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJb-g8ZB4xo

    • KK on May 2, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      Careful, you might be told this forum is not a place to bring up vaccines.

  5. KK on May 2, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Speaking of vaccines, I’d bet they won’t come up with a one time vaccine, but rather a yearly shot you’d have to get, just like the flu shot.
    Have you ever wondered, why there isn’t, after all these years, a one-time vaccination for the flu, rather than having to get a flu shot every year?
    Why would the drug companies want to do that? Why produce a one-time thing when they can sucker you into getting a shot every year, and making money off you each time?

  6. george b on May 3, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    This virus is no more dangerous than a common flu; but we have democrat governors willing to put millions of people out of work and cause unbelievable hardship, ALL in the name of stopping Trump and his supporters.