Michigan’s new stay-home order allows landscaping, boating and golf

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new order was released as Michigan legislators returned to Lansing for their first session since April 7. (Photo courtesy of the governor's office)

June 1 update: Whitmer lifts stay-at-home order, will allow bars and restaurants to open

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order through May 15 but eased some rules on business and recreation amid Republican pressure to rein in the coronavirus lockdown.

Whitmer’s new executive order authorizes what she called “lower-risk” businesses like landscapers and plant nurseries to resume operations, and it allows residents to return to outdoor activities like motor boating, golf and travel between residences.

The Democratic governor announced revisions hours before the Republican-led Senate voted to repeal a 1945 law she has cited as a source of emergency authority, challenging Whitmer’s ability to continue unilateral actions to fight the pandemic despite her promise to veto the measure.

Whitmer called her new order the “preliminary stage of economic re-engagement” for Michigan, where nearly 1.2 million residents have filed for jobless claims in the last five weeks. She argued compliance with previous orders has slowed the virus and “saved lives” in Michigan, where more than 3,000 people have died from COVID-19.

The revised order allows any store that sells non-essential items to reopen for curbside pickup and product delivery. Big box stores can reopen paint, flooring and gardening sections that Whitmer had ordered closed on April 9.

Garden stores, nurseries, lawn care, pest control and landscaping companies that reopen must enforce social-distancing rules, and any businesses with in-person workers must provide employees with non-medical grade face masks.

“We will measure, we will collect data, we will continue to ramp up our testing and tracing, and we will make informed decisions in the coming days about potential further economic re-engagement,” Whitmer said. “We may have to be nimble enough to go backward on occasion.”

Beginning Monday, the new order will require residents to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces such as grocery stores if they can medically tolerate it, but those who do not won’t be subject to misdemeanor criminal penalties otherwise in place for willful violations of the order. 

The new order allows residents to travel between multiple residences if they own more than one home in Michigan, but Whitmer “strongly” discouraged people from doing so “unless it is absolutely necessary.”

Hospitals in northern Michigan and other rural parts of the state are “simply not equipped to meet an influx of people who may bring or spread the virus,” she said, recommending that residents who do travel avoid local grocery stores during their visits.

“Staying home remains our best weapon to defeat this enemy and to stop the spread,” Whitmer said.

Michigan reported 1,350 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, its highest single-day jump since April 14 as more aggressive testing efforts ramp up.  To date, the state has confirmed 36,641 cases and 3,085 related deaths. 

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, the state’s chief medical executive, warned that it could take as long as 18 months to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and said there are still not “appropriate anti-viral” treatments for the infectious disease. 

“Life in the foreseeable future will not go back exactly to what it was before COVID-19,” Khaldun said. “This is truly going to be a marathon and not a sprint.”

Dr. Mohammed Ariswala, president of the Michigan State Medical Society, said extending the stay-home order through May 15 “is the right decision at this time and one that will require all of us to continue practicing common sense and social distancing.”

In a statement, Ariswala said that limiting activities to slow the spread of COVID-19 remains “critically important for the health of patients, doctors, nurses and paramedics” who are battling the virus on the front lines. 

GOP challenges Whitmer authority

Republican legislators, many of whom wore masks as they met in Lansing for the first time since April 7, called Whitmer’s new order an improvement over the prior version, which they and business groups had derided as overly broad. 

Senate Republicans voted to repeal a 1945 law that Whitmer contends would give her authority for continued authority for unilateral action if the Legislature does not extend her emergency declaration beyond April 30. The action was largely symbolic, given Whitmer’s pledge to veto the measures, but sparked intense debate. 

Republicans called the legislation necessary to rein in a governor they argued who is dangerously overstepping her authority and to restore a balance of power between the executive and legislative branches.

State Rep. Jim Lower, R-Greenville, called Whitmer’s new order “good progress.” But in a tweet, he said GOP lawmakers will not extend her authority without “additional revisions.”

Auto plants up in air, construction on hold

Whitmer’s new order does not address ongoing debate over when and how to reopen auto assembly plants. 

Detroit automakers hope to ramp up facilities in early May, but United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble said Thursday he does not believe “the scientific data is conclusive that it is safe to have our members back in the workplace.”

Whitmer, who has been in regular communication with automotive industry and labor leaders, said there is “an incredible amount of work” being done to develop safety protocols and made clear she could issue additional guidance prior to May 15.

The new order does not adopt new federal guidelines expanding the definition of a “critical” worker allowed to stay on the job to include additional construction workers, gun shop employees and more. 

Republican leaders had urged her to adopt that new guidance and have also encouraged her to adopt a regional approach to assess the need for continued business regulations. The White House also released guidance for states to reopen businesses in phases. 

Bill Kinley, a developer based in Ann Arbor, had hoped that commercial construction would be allowed under the revised order. Kinley’s Praxis Properties is completing a 12-condominium building with half of the units pre-sold.

“We’d like to get them finished up and people moved in,” Kinley said. 

Doing that, he said, would involve crews of up to two workers per unit, which Kinley said he believes would allow them to follow social distancing. It also means the project wouldn’t have to linger on the market at a time when sales have slowed dramatically.

“Right now we can’t show the others to future buyers,” Kinley said. “And we are hoping the shutdown doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm of  the buyers that we do have.”

Whitmer is developing her own plans with a team led by DTE Chairman Gerry Anderson and former Henry Ford Health System CEO Nancy Schlichting. 

Governors around the country are grappling with when and how to reopen economies they put on lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Continued shortages of testing supplies have complicated efforts. 

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine was expected to announce his plan Thursday but delayed his announcement until Monday, telling reporters “we’re trying to get things right and trying to see exactly where we are with testing ... we’re just not quite ready to do it.”

Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp this week announced aggressive plans to begin reopening his state’s economy, but he has faced backlash by prohibiting local officials from adopting any more or less restrictive measures for their own. 

President Donald Trump, who has generally pushed to re-engage the economy nationwide, told reporters he thinks Kemp is opening some businesses “too soon” and said that “safety has to predominate.”

Georgia is allowing gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, estheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to re-open for “baseline operations.” By Monday, theaters and private social clubs can also reopen and restaurant dine-in services can resume.

Georgia is requiring businesses to take new precautions, including screening workers for fever and respiratory illness. In salons and spas, employees must wear face masks at all times and clients should do the same “to the extent possible while receiving services.”

In a Wednesday interview on MSNBC, Whitmer said Michigan businesses with “intimately public-facing services” like salons and fitness centers will likely be “some of the last things to come online when we do start to re-engage sectors of our economy.”

Bridge reporter Paula Gardner contributed to this report.

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Kevin Grand
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 10:42am

Wait, let me guess...we'll need to "consult" the FAQ page to find out EXACTLY which businesses fall under yet another vaguely writfen "order".

Reasoned
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:29pm

Just goes to show the governor is taking a reasoned science-based approach to a slow rollout, like the other regional governors, following Trump's guidelines, well, except for injections of disinfectant.

Mary Sue
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 4:07pm

It doesn't show this. Her order does not conform with the latest federal guidance on "critical infrastructure workers" issued by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Her order is more restrictive, without any 'science' or 'studies' backing up why it's more restrictive than the guidance from that federal agency. So because it isn't based on 'science', it is just a partisan load of crap.

Piggy Sue
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:26pm

The guidelines are for governors to make the decisions for their own states. That's what Trump wants. I agree.

PAW
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 7:49am

Also known in Michigan as lying about coronavirus cases. Labeling terminally ill with covid. Fake, phony, and false. < The Democrats way. Whitmer a political hack wants to please her masters. Failed attempts to derail America. Russia, Mueller, Manefort, Cohen, Avenetti, Ukraine, Impeachment (sent same day as 1 of first cases steps off plane from Wuhan into the USA Jan 15,2020.) Every effort made to make the POTUS look bad. Remember the good old days when the candidate of your choice didn’t win one patiently accepted the outcome. Now it’s the Joy of Hate nonstop can’t accept it. Liberals gear up for 4 more years. Conservatives hang in there. Everyone else hope for puppies and rainbows. State is closed for the common cold. Yes compromised people do die from it. Also from abortions, car crash, heart attacks, cliffs, suicide, doctors and hospitals(3rd leading cause of death in USA). Fear is the news cycles Feed for regular scheduled programming of the masses.

Fix the damn order
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 11:08am

Remember that this same Governor shows disregard for public safety by enticing hundreds of thousands of in person sales every day for liquor, cigarettes and lottery. None of these are in any way "essential". I get it. The state needs the money. So do the carpenter, the roofer and the electrician. Protect the elderly and chronically il,l and let workers work.

Hold Up
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 3:42pm

It's all coming soon. If you wear you masks and act reasonable at your next protest, we'll see we can trust you and your employees. So far I don't see all road construction workers and grocery store clerks wearing their masks. People need to act responsibly.

Fix the damn order
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 7:35pm

Pretty hard for the carpenter to be patient, knowing his work is MUCH safer than all the alcohol, tobacco and lottery sales he sees. Anyway, how did it come to his needing your blessing? He is a citizen, not a subject.

Blowing in the wind
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:28pm

A construction worker not wearing a mask in public or any other worker in close proximity could be spreading covid germs. It's like someone blowing farts next to you, not cool whether that person is a citizen or a subject. Then again, you might like it, no judgement. Enjoy!

Fix the damn order
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 11:12am

Hard to argue with that. Or even really understand it. Oh, well...

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 10:05pm

You can't argue with it because you know it is correct. You dismiss it because you can't smell COVID-19.

If you could, you would react.

Do you understand now?

I am going to put in simpler terms.

Who ever dealt it smelled it first. That doesn't happen with a disease.

The problem?

Everyone who smells it, gets it.

Understand now?

Gerald Sheds
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:52pm

The Governor should never have had the power- no Executive of any party should ever have the power- to determine who is essential in society and gets rights and who isn't essential and doesn't get rights. No one person should ever be able to point at someone else and say 'you're under house arrest, you can not go to your work, and I reluctantly but unhappily will allow you to go to church and assemble (but I'll bad mouth you if you do)'. The conversation should have been about safety and risk and have been based on numbers, science, and data. This partisan-driven unconstitutional abuse of power coming from the Governor must stop now.

To complainers
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:34pm

Um, she's following the law that gives her exactly those powers in a declared state of emergency. So it's all CONSTITUTIONAL. BTW EVERY conversation has been about safety and risk, based on numbers, science, and data. If you can't state a legal source for your disagreement, just zip it.

Michael Borton
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 4:15pm

Actual it not constutional which is everything that was going to court she dropped . first her orders violate 1st the 5th and 10th admendments . supreme court ruled on this in exparte Milligan and it laid out in the michigan bench book on public health laws.
Next the science doesnt back her order . MIT peer reviewed study found the cough and sneeze travel average of 12 feet and up to 30 and droplets stay in air 10 minutes . so this social distance 6ft made up and have no baking of science.
Now mask unless n95 specially fitted and you trained are ineffective and in case of cotton mask are more dangerous than not wearing one the get moist from breathe and make it breeding ground for virus and bacteria . There are at least 2 published reviewed articles on this . there giving false hope in the hole mask thing.
Read the actual michigan emergency power act her authority is actual limited. The state congress let her have extentsion to April 30 and they have not extend it .i don't think they will plus they set up committe to review all the orders she already they have supeana power .

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 10:23pm

Then you conservatives had better NEVER EVER, EVER BLAME THE GOVERNOR FOR WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN!

It's coming up north, where there are more conservatives than you can understand. And the Blame IS going to be put ON THEM AND YOU.

You want it? You got it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNAVrQ96mpA

Roy Orbison - You Got It (Official Video)

The only question left is.....

Will you regret not taking personal responsibility during a pandemic?

Nutty
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:03pm

she won't stop those things because she has to protect her base.

Nutty
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:06pm

she won't stop those things because she has to protect her base.

Matt
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:12pm

This order was nothing but a reaction to some of the dumber, redicules and laughable parts of her previous order. It did nothing to address the more serious damage done for no good reason to many other occupations that continue closed for no good reason - outside construction workers for example. Nor does she address or justify her non too subtle sidestep from "Flatten the Curve" to infinite? testing!

Overherhead
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:14pm

She has been whining for weeks that the federal government will not get her N-95 masks. Now she is requiring us to wear a mask. Does she know the availability of any type of mask? I don't think so. Governor: Lets use science and facts as you often say. Fact... masks are sold out everywhere. Fact... I can not buy material to make them because these stores are not essential. Fact... i can not sew. Fact.....You are way over your head! Fact.... I will never vote Democrat again!

Apples Oranges
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 3:35pm

Consumers can make their own personal masks from old t shirts. N-95 for healthcare workers, Schleprock. Seems this is all over your head.

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 10:44pm

Hey free marketeer!

What's wrong with the free markets? Still having a hard time figuring that out when the only places on line you can find masks for are charging over $5 a mask when less than 3 months ago they were $.50 a piece?

What is wrong free marketeer? You don't like prices going up when you don't have access?

Welcome to the club!

But to be fair! You still have access! It's only if you can afford it!!

Christian Nation here we come!!!

A Real Christian Nation would never do that.

And I can't sew either, but I will make due. I have a dust mask. I have neck warmers. I can find something.

What would you do if you were in 1940's America and had to ACTUALLY RATION THINGS?

If you need T- shirt material to sew a mask for yourself, let the good people that run this website be our Bridge. I will send you used T-shirts so that you too can make your own mask.

I fell into your right wing traps once before. I think you are full of whooey. But if you aren't, post a reply and maybe Bridge will be able connect us so that you can stay safe because you have no used t-shirts.

Matt
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:24pm

"Detroit automakers are hoping to ramp up facilities in early May, but United Auto Workers President Rory Gamble said Thursday he does not believe “the scientific data is conclusive that it is safe to have our members back in the workplace.”"
Anyone want to bet against line that this "conclusive"data will coincide exactly to the moment that the extra $600 /week bene comes to an end?

That's the point
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 3:49pm

Your point? We paid everyone to stay home!

We wanted/want to stop/contain the spread of the virus, flatten the curve. That's why the small business loans were meant to last two and a half months, not two and a half weeks. We know everyone is hurting. There are so many government programs to help as many people as possible. If you didn't get yours, it will come soon. Just keep complaining.

Point Taken
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:49pm

The curve has been flattened. Turns out, we flattened it too much- the hospitals did not get overwhelmed and are now struggling to stay in business, and by sheltering too much too long we are now only going to prolong it further before we can achieve herd immunity. It's time to end the house arrests and dictatorial powers and allow Americans to be free again.

Poindexter
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:39pm

Sadly some doofuses in our state are not abiding and new cases are increasing in some areas. It only takes a few of these doofuses, really only one is needed. I don't know of anyone under house arrest, do you? Guess you got some bad information. That's sad. Sorry you still believe that herd immunity crap. We tried it here, the UK, many countries, but eventually they admit defeat, unfortunately only after exasperating the problem causing unnecessary deaths and greater losses to their economies.

Fix the damn order
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 7:48pm

Actually we didn’t pay for it at all. We just charged it to our grandchildren’s account. Lots of small businesses got no help at all. Ever signed the front of a paycheck? Watching helplessly while your business goes under is hard to do.

Teabagger
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:41pm

Just like every other time GOP was in control of the purse, Grand ol Party of Tax Cut and Spend.

Fix the damn order
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 10:48am

No argument from me about both parties being fiscally irresponsible. IMO both are shafting the next generation(s). We failed to get our house in order during good times, so it’s harder to react to a crisis.

middle of the mit
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 10:15pm

Yeah dude.
I have heard this argument a LOT!

Who has ever signed the front of a paycheck? ONLY Business people do!

Yeah?

What is it when I sign the front of a paycheck to pay my rent, or my utilities or anyother bill I pay?

You are going to have to do a LOT better than that. Do you have control over those entities that you sign a check to? LOL!!

Eat your own words!

And know I am a dummy! A stooopid liberal!!

What is your excuse?

And what are you going to do when half of the population doesn't want to contract the disease from your business?

How do you plan on keeping your supply chain going when China is shut down and the President has "closed all shipping from China"?

Questions that need to be answered by those who want to open up.

If you can't answer those questions?

That's literally your problem.

If that is your solution to the problem, you have to figure out how the rest of the World (our supply chain) can co-exist. Understand?

How is this so hard to think of.

Why does it take a dummy like ME to wonder these things that our President , the Greatest mind in the history of Mankind can't figure out or inadvertently opines on in a impromptu speech?

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT YOU OR US OR ANYONE!!!!

Fix the damn order
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 10:40am

At least we agree about the dummy thing. Anyway, that’s a start.

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 11:02pm

Hey!

You never heard me tell you to inject disinfectants, have ya?

You keep voting for the greatest mind the world has ever known.

See where that gets America.

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 10:58pm

Have I ever signed the front of a paycheck?

Well....If I ever paid someone to do lawnwork......then yeah I have!

Everytime someone pays a bill, electric, cable, gas, water, or anything else they ARE SIGNING THE FRONT OF A PAY CHECK.

Do you understand that?

How do you think these MEGAcorporations get their money?

And once again, I AM the leftist!

And if I had MY way? Those small businesses that had less than 50 NOT 500 employees would be getting the money.

If I AM THE LEFTIST, what does that make you?

Good call
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:31pm

Thank you, Gov Whitmer, you can always rollback those liberties if people act recklessly and our infection rate increases.

Too funny
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:39pm

Speaking of rolling back, it looks like the reckless governor of Georgia is back tracking a bit. LOL He's even too crazy for Trump! LMAO

You go, Girl!
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:32pm

Remember to use your veto powers when the useless GOP undermines the rule of law.

Yee Ha
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:35pm

Yay, now we can plant! Wait, we're not supposed to do that in Michigan until after Mother's Day because of the climate. Cursed, Mother Nature! Women ruin everything. I feel so inferior.

Darn
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 1:37pm

I'm a patriot, not much going on because I'm in between protests. Can anyone lend me their Netflix password?

Get a Job!
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:29pm

A lot of companies are hiring if anyone really wants to work and make money. Just do something essential.

VeeMann
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 2:42pm

She's still going to be out on her ear next cycle....if not sooner.
What a worthless POS.

Okay
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 3:38pm

Um, sure. [sarcasm]

Slow and Steady
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 2:48pm

You're never going to please everyone. Just keep doing your best.

Bob
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 3:36pm

We must re-start elective surgeries immediately. These are necessary procedures that, while not imminent emergencies, cannot be delayed indefinitely. Things like biopsies, colonoscopies, and mammograms that will help to find problems before they become emergencies. Delaying surgeries on tumors can cause the problem to become more acute. And it's adding significantly to the unemployment problem, which continues to overwhelm the State's resources.

Sandra Reynolds
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:35pm

A little hard to do when you are inundated with pneumonia cases, people not able to breath, but can you provide the name of the hospital that is denying your surgery? That is awful and unbelievable. I want to call and find out for my self. My uncle just had two separate heart surgeries with no problems. It was just really hard on the family to not be there with him, but he's doing well and all the hospital staff were soooooo nice. God bless and protect you guys! You are angels!

To Gretchen
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 4:08pm

Wise men say
only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you................

Tree Cutter
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:07pm

Maybe you've heard about something called herd immunity. If you haven't, look it up along with statistics from NYC (and everywhere else) as to illness severity and mortality by age demographics and pre-existing conditions. When the virus in whatever mutated form returns, we'll get to go through this all over again, since we didn't achieve herd immunity. There may never be an effective vaccine, period. Protect the vulnerable, let the young and healthy return to normal life. All we've done is destroyed our economy and set ourselves up for round two. Mission accomplished.

Boris Johnson+
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:44pm

Yeah, heard about herd, in the UK. LOL That didn't go so well. First step for any government is deny the existence of covid, next step insist on riding it out to get herd immunity, then the last step stay at home orders. Everyone thinks they're special, until they're not. It's a fool's errand, but hey let them play their way, until they learn their lesson. The sad part is that usual pattern of events makes everything worse and more expensive. My advice is follow South Korea and get it right from the beginning, but hey what do I know? I only see numbers.

Your wish granted
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:52pm

We'll see if you are right. So many reckless "patriots" and "church goers" running around that the US has more new cases than any other country and we still spent all that money. I'm grateful Whitmer brought down the curve in Michigan for the worst areas, but for large parts of the country this is just a joke and it shows. Yesterday 31,000 new cases and today, not even over yet, 35,851 new cases. WTF Hope all the radical demonic right wing idiots are happy.

Tammy Sue
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:17pm

We know from decades of medical science that infection itself allows people to generate an immune response — antibodies — so that the infection is controlled throughout the population by “herd immunity.” Indeed, that is the main purpose of widespread immunization in other viral diseases — to assist with population immunity. In this virus, we know that medical care is not even necessary for the vast majority of people who are infected. It is so mild that half of infected people are asymptomatic, shown in early data from the Diamond Princess ship, and then in Iceland and Italy. That has been falsely portrayed as a problem requiring mass isolation. In fact, infected people without severe illness are the immediately available vehicle for establishing widespread immunity. By transmitting the virus to others in the low-risk group who then generate antibodies, they block the network of pathways toward the most vulnerable people, ultimately ending the threat. Extending whole-population isolation would directly prevent that widespread immunity from developing.

THANK YOU
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:48pm

Thank you Governor Whitmer. So many of my friends and family are happily heeding your orders. It's not easy for anyone, but I can at least keep my older parents, neighbors, and coworkers safe.

Doby Joe
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 11:07am

This comment illustrates beautifully what is happening. Those who have government jobs or work in politically favored industries are "happily" enjoying this paid vacation. But for millions in Michigan, they have lost their jobs, their life savings, their kids college savings, their future hopes, their civil liberties, and their respect. The divide is here, and it isn't between Republican and Democrat- it's between the peasants and the ruling class.

middle of the mit
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 6:49pm

No one knows what business can or can not stay open. Our Governor is a feckless leader who doesn't tell you what she means and gives out inordinate stupid orders.

Could you imagine what Karen gRand and duane would say if our Governor let these words fly out of her mouth?

[[[Said Trump: “So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just a very powerful light — and I think you said that hasn’t been checked because of the testing. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or some other way and I think you said you’re going to test that too.”

He added: “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning. As you see it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”]]]

So basically what the leader of the Free World said, is that you should put bleach in a spray bottle and spray it up your nose to kill the virus. You should also huff Lysol so that the disinfectant can kill and clean your lungs.

And as far injecting light into your system? I am currently in talks with Blade, the day walking vampire played by Wesley Snipes as to how he managed to get UV light into a bullet.

See duane?! I am at least trying to think out of the box.

That way we can shoot people and disinfect them at the same time.

Can you imagine? NO! NO! NO, you can't!

But it's all a joke! Trying to trigger libs while the rest of the nation including the product manufacturers are putting out disclaimers saying they won't be held responsible if you do what the President said is being tested.

Of course we tried his "miracle cure" Hydroxychlorquine and chlorquine. And they failed. Let's try his new genius formula.

Beat up on the Governor all you want. She is at least looking good compared to this guy or most anyone.

Nutty
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:13pm

This is no different ant the liberals/demcrats believing some years back you could soak people in bleach to get the Alzheimers out.

To Nutty
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:48pm

Never heard that garbage, sounds like a lie, but Middle Mitt is right. Can you imagine if Gov. Whitmer said even a tenth of what crazy Trump says and how he changes his mind literally everyday, if not more often? It's so weird that he has normalized lying to the point that most people just overlook it a Trump just being Trump. UNBELIEVABLE

middle of the mit
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:58pm

Nutty,

Could you please provide documentation like I did?

Because I don't remember that in my George Soros provided pamphlet. s/

Anonymous
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 3:57pm

Middle of the Mit. you're an idiot. Trump didn't say what you say he says. If he looked up and said "it might rain", you'd accuse him of colluding with Russia to flood New Orleans. If Trump coughed and said "pardon me", you'd accuse him of spreading a virus and pardoning his friends. You're a fool. I don't know why I even bothered to reply... arguing with a fool only makes two... hopefully others see your views and decide to not be party to them.

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 11:24pm

Person,

It is literally all over the interwebs World Wide. The only people who haven't heard or seen it it's full context are those who relish fake news, or should I say FOX News?

If you would like corroboration? I will gladly supply it!!!

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

Do you see in this video that the President is directing his questions toward the two experts that he has on hand, and not the reporters? Keep on keepin on!

You literally took these words that Obama said.........and I have memorized them{{That road, in front of your business, you didn't build that"}}

And you transformed it into {{Your business, you didn't build that.}}}

Why should any one trust you with ANYTHING AT ALL?

Melva Prentice
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 8:46pm

A couple days ago Governor Halfwhit hired to a $100K+ taxpayer salary a guy named Chris Meagher — the press secretary who helped oversee Pete Buttigieg's rise from unknown small-town mayor to household name — to help with communications. Whitmer says that he was needed to "assist us with national press". Does that sound like hiring only essential people during this crisis, or does that sound like partisanship? People are losing their jobs all over the place, and she's using taxpayer money to hire a self-promoter- and yet we've got fools commenting on here about how great of a job she's doing. Wake up!

Taking Care of ...
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 9:56pm

Melva, wrong thread. Are you drinking Lysol like Trump suggested? Now he says he was being "sarcastic" during his COVID19 Task Force Briefing. Like most Americans I just don't listen or watch him anymore. Most of all, I would never take any of his suggestions or recommendation. He is completely untrustworthy. By the way, if you think you are on the right thread, note that Whitmer addressed the issue immediately, unlike Trump whose whole family works with him and gets special deals on the side. Look at Ivanka and her exclusive Chinese trademark deals. No wonder Trump won't stand up to China and ban wet markets where the viruses always start. Trump is indebted to China because of Ivanka.

Yooper
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 9:34am

Remember this was originally done to “flatten the curve”. Now the authoritarian rulers want to move the bar to ...more testing or vaccines available. Ridiculous! If a person has a pre existing condition that makes them vulnerable to the virus that person should self isolate., the rest of society should not be punished. Life as normal and Gretchen Witless can pound sand.

middle of the mit
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 11:40pm

If this is the case, then why are you Yoopers wanting to close down the Bridge, the Mackinaw Bridge that is?

What's wrong?

Don't want it coming up there, but you want your economy opened up but you can't do that with the Bridge closed?

What a conundrum. Isn't it?

What is your choice?

Apparently......OPEN IT UP!

I say let it be so!

Take the responsibility! It should now and EVER BE WITH YOU!

What is wrong? You don't want that kind of responsibility? Neither did our Governor and she is trying to keep it as low as possible. And you are willing to allow the Bridge that you all wanted closed before.........open now.

Even though you all forgot about your Minnesota and Wisconsin neighbors to the West.............

A Yooper
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 1:34pm

Good God Ms. Agnes,
All you whiners and snivelers go ahead and inject Lyson into your veins like the President suggests.
He's your guy, and you can trust everything he says too, right????
You can make Lysol cocktails when you have your gang over.
Just less idiots like you at the polls in November.
So long dunces, and make me your life insurance policy recipient ok???