Lockdown blowback?



The folks on the left side of the aisle love to think they are smarter than us — that they know what’s best for us.  Roy Cooper and his team have put the state’s economy in a stranglehold since March — all in the name of the alleged greater good.


We’ve seen beat cops and sheriff’s deputies going after folks for cutting hair, serving meals, and other normally LEGAL law-abiding tasks aimed at eking out an honest living.   (Here’s a piece from an Onslow County businessman who actually had cops hiding out IN his place of business to — *gasp* – catch people doing business.)  Church services have been shut down.


Many of those “little people” Cooper & co. claim to represent are now out of work thanks to the Cooper Lockdown.  (*No customers in the dining room means NO TIPS.*).  Adding insult to these people’s injuries?  Ten-hours-plus on hold with the unemployment office.


There have been hundreds, if not thousands, of angry people marching on Raleigh protesting the heavy-handedness of the Cooper lockdown.


US Rep. Dan Bishop has been one of the few voices out there openly asking WHERE the checks-and-balances are on Cooper’s diktats.




We’ve also got a respected UNC economist out there suggesting that Cooper’s lockdown has made things WORSE:


[…] A recent Moody’s Analytics study found that states with lockdowns were losing roughly 30% of daily gross domestic product each day the lockdown continued. How much is this for North Carolina? North Carolina’s annual GDP of $450 billion means that its daily GDP is $1.2 billion. Taking 30% of $1.2 billion gives us a lockdown loss of $375 million per day. And this doesn’t capture costs, as a result of social distancing, from multitudes of lost but valuable human interactions (the essence of what it is to be a human being, and undoubtedly of enormous value that’s likely far in excess of the commercial value lost to the lockdown), which are reflected to some degree in the heightened incidence of noncoronavirus deaths and illnesses, including mental-health impacts. But suppose that we said that ending the lockdown would restore 10% of the daily GDP loss, amounting to $37 million per lockdown day, and then added in social and other health costs from the lockdown of around $5 million per lockdown day. This highly conservative estimate would mean that the seven-case daily coronavirus reduction from an additional lockdown day is costing us $42 million ($37 million plus $5 million), or $6 million per case prevented.[…]


All of this healthy skepticism has generated some pushback.  We’ve had a federal judge strike down Gov. Doofus’s restrictions on church services.  Local lawmen are already pledging to refuse to enforce Cooper’s executive orders.


At least ONE restaurant owner is openly defying Cooper and his executive orders.   A group of hair salon operators is taking Gov. Doofus to court, as well.


(*And Thom Tillis, the Democrats and the drive-by media all want us to believe Roy Cooper has a 72% approval rating and is unbeatable in November.*)


8 thoughts on “Lockdown blowback?

  1. All of our freedoms and liberties that our forefathers fought and died for have been taken away. I think back to the Tillis/Brannon Senate race where Greg Brannon stood on our Constitutional rights and warned how close we were to having those freedoms taken away and people laughed. They fought so very hard to have him defeated because they were terrified of his beliefs and how firmly He stood on the Constitution. If Greg were in DC now, we would at least have a doctor weighing in on this situation as he continued to fight for our freedoms. They say hindsight is 20/20…Greg had the foresight and but no one listened. Tillis is doing exactly what Greg said he would do…turning on the people and our country.

      1. Exactly! But you can’t blame just Tillis. Too many Republicans sold their souls out to greed a long time ago. Now they legislate by it. The monster has been exposed. But who will stand in the gap and take the arrows of hate and attempted character destruction for the people? The R’s and D’s have destroyed our faith in judicial system and fair elections. I am not sure there are any more George Washingtons, John Adams, Benjamin Franklins, Ronald Reagans or evening JFKs left! Yes JFKs too- he was a Dem when being a Dem was cool. When my parents WERE Dems. FEAR is what they use to control us. FEAR of absolutely destroying our families -case in point General Michael Flynn! And the R’s contribute by not holding the criminals plain as day accountable!

  2. And Gov Cooper was asked 1 question by an Asheville reporter, wks ago, about the abysmal Unemployment Sec Commission operations and functions. Unemployed were calling the newspaper office crying. Could not access website nor phone banks. Gov Cooper’s response that day was, I’ll call over there and insist, urge they work harder…………Needless to say, NOT another such Q. John Locke Found and many other reporters have stated, been in queue EVERY session and YET to be called upon. The SAME reporters, AP, N&O and WRAL are called upon and it is a pleasantry exchg w/ the Gov and Cohen.

    And yet we see the NC DOT, UNDER Gov Cooper has overspent $700mln+ from Beth Wood audit (who is a Dem). The DOT employees MUST take a 2-wk UNPAID furlough. WHY are the employees PUNISHED? WHAT ABOUT COOPER and DOT head?

    As one can see. the agencies under Cooper ARE UNSUPERVISED, wreckless and out of control, managerially and fiscally.

    I VOTED for Brannon. I supported him financially. Yet, the BIG DOGS wanted and received Tillis and we know how that has ended. Cunningham likely to take that seat…..

    As an FYI, wife’s friend received 3 ballots in the mail. Think BOE in NC are above board? NC GOP LOOKING, ACTING? Same address and 3 diff variations of her name. She COULD vote 3x and likely would be uncaught. She’s conservative and has morals and principles/values and therefore WON’T vote 3x. With NC’s slim margins of victory, tell me how many others will receive 2 or 3 ballots and vote them… As we saw w/ McCrory, 10k votes make a diff…Mecklenburg, Triangle and Triad can FIND 10k votes very quickly IF needed.

  3. The gym owners need to join the lawsuit that the salons are bringing. The more the merrier when it comes to the unconstitutional diktats from Doofus. Hopefully the folks will remember in November what the guy has unilaterally done to them and the state…but I feel with the friendly media treatment and ignoring all the devastating issues out there… he will be occupying the seat for one more term.

    1. Keith Kidwell, Beaufort Co-R, supported the church lawsuit. He has a lawsuit pending for gym owners. Over 1000 signatures. Can be found on FB or the info can be located there. Sign or join. He states, church lawsuit over in 1 wk; hair association lawsuit over 1 wk and why they are opening tomorrow. He thinks the current lawsuit will be over in 1 wk as well. The path seems to be, bring a lawsuit and the Gov does not respond. Cooper still avoiding Counsel of State in decision-making which helps lawsuits.

  4. Dan Forest is missing a great opportunity to defend our liberty. Maybe it means nothing to him. Greg Brannon would have spoken up in the same position, for sure.

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