California Governor Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, and he made sure to update Twitter with his current condition.
"This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms. Grateful to be vaccinated & for treatments like Paxlovid. I'm following health guidelines and will be isolated while I work remotely. Wishing everyone a safe & healthy Memorial Day weekend," Newsom tweeted.
The nation will rest easier knowing Newsom is experiencing unremarkable symptoms and is feeling grateful for vaccines. Steve Deace of "Steve Deace Show" took the opportunity to poke fun at Newsom's hostage-like message.
"I'm pregnant but grateful for my birth control. Otherwise, I'd be having triplets," Deace snarked.
Maybe there's a memo that goes out whenever a vaccinated person (boosted or not) contracts the virus for which they were vaccinated against to tell social media they're grateful for the vaccine because otherwise they'd have contracted the virus worse somehow. Because Gavin Newsom is just another participant in the long line of "I'm grateful for this vaccine because otherwise I'd have been sicker from this virus I now have."
Deace's analogy is a helpful reminder that when preventative measures do little to prevent that which it was intended to prevent, extolling gratitude isn't the best way to highlight success. But it is a funny way to illustrate failure.
Steve Deace had a busy episode after the Memorial weekend. On Tuesday's episode of "Steve Deace Show," Steve kicked the short work week off with a recap of what happened over the three-day weekend.
In Uvalde, Texas, details surrounding the police response to last week's mass school shooting at Rob Elementary continue to shock the public. As Aaron explained, it was confirmed the shooter arrived at the school and entered through an unlocked back door shortly after crashing his pickup. Aaron added that police did not gather inside the school until at "least 20 minutes later."
Children were trapped inside until a border patrol officer grew tired of waiting for the police to move on the shooter, then took fate into his own hands. The gunman is reported as having been a loner who made online threats to rape, kidnap, and kill teen girls. Those threats were apparently ignored. Pictures have also surfaced of the shooter allegedly going around town with "a bag of dead cats." That behavior was also apparently ignored.
Unrelated, the NRA held an event in Texas where Donald Trump spoke about the tragedy in Uvalde:
"The monster who committed this crime is pure evil, cruelty, and hatred. And while those killed are now with God in heaven, he [the shooter] will be eternally damned to burn in the fires of Hell. There will always be sick and demonic souls who wish to harm the innocent and see malice triumph over good. And I have that, but the existence of evil in our world is not a reason to disarm law-abiding citizens who know how to use their weapons and can protect many people. The existence of evil is one of the very best reasons to arm law-abiding citizens."
In other news, Canada's "Boy King" Justin Trudeau announced that Canada plans to introduce legislation to implement a national freeze on handgun ownership. The legislation will make it impossible to buy, sell, transfer, or import handguns anywhere in Canada by capping off the market.
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