AR Gov. Hutchinson: New Mask Mandates, Shutdowns ‘Could Be on the Table’

On Sunday, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that new shutdowns and mask mandates could be on the table if COVID rates continue to rise in his state.

Partial transcript as follows:

DICKERSON: Do you have to make a policy choice? I know you’ve said you don’t want to shut things down, but if these numbers keep getting worse, do you have to think about anything? I don’t know, mask mandates, anything to protect people from this portion of the population that is so resistant?

HUTCHINSON: Well, theoretically, that could be on the table, but in reality, we’re beyond that. We know what we need to do. And I don’t believe even with the increase that we’ve seen in hospitalizations, that we’re going to go back to the levels we were last winter. But it is a concern. But I don’t believe that you’re going to go back to the heavy government restrictions that we had at the outset of this pandemic. People know what to do. They’re instructed in it. And we have to count upon their individual responsibility to do the right thing. We’re hoping that we’ll get there.

DICKERSON: One more quick question on this. Trends experts say that this Delta variant plus the fall and winter, things are going to get worse. Do you have to start making preparations now in case there continues to be hesitancy and those predictions turn out to be true?

HUTCHINSON: Well, the Delta variant is a great concern to us. We see that impacting our increasing cases and hospitalizations. And so, yes, you have to take the counsel of a medical expert seriously whenever they look at this coming winter, although I don’t think we’re going to get there. We do have to have those contingency plans in place in the event we do see challenges coming this next winter.

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Goodbye Women’s Sports: First Trans Athlete Competes in Olympics

Say goodbye to women’s sports as we know it. Men pretending to be women are officially competing in the Olympics. What a joke!

The International Olympic Committee announced that biological male Laurel Hubbard will be the first trans athlete to compete in the Olympics.

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Major Sigh of Relief at White House: Champ Biden Passes

The ‘Bitin’ family lost the only respectable member of their clan over the weekend as Champ Biden passed away. Although President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden released a heartfelt statement about the loss of their German shepherd, I think the secret service is breathing a sigh of relief that they will not have to deal with Champ biting anyone, for a third time.

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CO Man Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Man in Neck ‘Because He Was Black’

Everyday, the news headlines show us that there are crazy people in every shape, color, and form. Many times, we see those headlines coming out of Florida, but this time, a Colorado man takes the cake.

Nolan Levi Strauss pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after he stabbed a black man in the neck while he sat in an Arby’s restaurant.

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Trans Olympic Athlete Announces ‘Goal is to Win So I Can Burn a U.S. Flag on the Podium’

Transgender BMX athlete and Olympic alternate Chelsea Wolfe announced that his goal was to win the Olympics so that he could burn an American flag on the podium.

What a classy guy.

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Report: Nellis Air Force Base Hosts ‘Essential’ Drag Queen Show

Nellie Air Force Base in Nevada recently hosted its first drag queen show at an on-base dining and entertainment club. They described the show as being ‘essential for morale.’

Since when is watching full grown men dress up like woman an “essential” commodity??

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TX Gov. Vetoes Funding After Dem Lawmakers Walkout on Voting Bill

On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott vetoed funding for members of state legislature after state Democrats blocked a Republican-supported bill on election procedures.

“Texans don’t run from a legislative fight, and they don’t walk away from unfinished business,” Abbott said after the veto. “Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session.”

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