Here he is trying to frame fact-checks and twit blocks that expose his Liar-in-Chief ways as “censorship.” Good grief…

And what does this Executive Order really mean? Here’s the “Public Inspection” version, released just before it’s official:

Where on earth to they get the idea that there would be 70-75 THOUSAND people coming in? Boogalooers aren’t that many. They’re LOUD but few.

This kind of thing also fans the rumor mill flames, like the yahoos in Cottage Grove saying “THE BLACK PANTHERS ARE COMING” and that “rioters are coming to burn down the Cottage Grove High School because Chauvin went there!” Do you really think that anyone gives a rodent’s rump where Chauvin went to high school? People saying “rioters are coming to Red Wing on Saturday!” Let’s have a little sense, critical thinking, sourcing, and reflection.

Minnesota, as of this morning’s report, has had a cumulative 10,088 cases of COVID, with 534 deaths. Reopen? We’re not there yet!

There are a lot of loud demands to “REOPEN” the U.S., for reversal of the Governors’ Executive Orders declaring a “state of emergency” and closing most businesses. These loud demands are from a small minority, and have no basis in science or epidemiology, with no reference to any of the opening up procedures or plans that are out there. Even the White House criteria for reopen hasn’t been met — we have not reached peak here in Minnesota, numbers of confirmed new COVID cases are skyrocketing (again, Minnesota passed 10,000 cumulative cases today), and numbers of daily new cases are not decreasing.

These numbers are is evidence to support a more rigorous STAY HOME, protective measures, constant handwashing is easy enough, and firm enforcement of preventative measures, particularly no groups of folks from other households, and distancing and masking in public.

Here’s the screen shot of White House criteria, past peak and 14 days of decreasing new cases:

White House: Opening Up America Again

There also was a “plan” developed by the CDC that the White House is burying, and it’s not really a “plan,” it’s “Interim Guidelines” for a few types of businesses:

Minnesota’s DEED – Reopening a Business

Minnesota DEED – Can my business be open? Review the  guidance

Minnesota COVID-19 Preparedness Plan template – Word document | PDF

  • Checklist guidelines for creating a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan – Word document | PDF

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 Badger Bounce Back

And here is Target’s plan for use by Target and as guidance for other businesses:

Minnesota Department of Health Guidance

University of Minnesota “Sunrise Plan”

And another, Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan

And for those complaining about STAY HOME and the declared State of Emergency, “it’s taking away my rights,” here’s the Michigan decision which explains in clear terms the federal case law precedent and U.S. constitution about a Governor’s powers to protect public safety v. “rights” and “liberty.”

And Wisconsin’s “Reopen Guidelines”

Projected Delaware Phase 1 – June 1

Michigan Court of Claims Opinion and Order

They’re starting construction, too early, not following procedures, and yes, starting to move ground around, and, well, not doing a great job of it. That’s a matter for another day.

Association of Freeborn County Landowners has filed its Motion for Reconsideration, and Xcel Energy has filed their response:

Someday soon the Public Utilities Commission will give Notice and have a meeting about this… if not, in 60 days, our Reconsideration will be deemed denied, and it’s off to the Appellate Court once again!

“Free marketers,” duck and cover. And utilities, contractors, get ready… Just in, for Public Inspection, will be released Monday:

The gist of it is that utility infrastructure and equipment should not be coming in from other countries, particularly “adversaries.” Threat? What threat?

From the E.O., p. 2-3:

I further find that the unrestricted acquisition or use in the United States of
bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of foreign adversaries augments the ability of foreign adversaries to create and exploit vulnerabilities in bulk-power system electric equipment, with potentially catastrophic effects. I therefore determine that the unrestricted foreign supply of bulk-power system electric equipment constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, which has its source in whole or in substantial part outside the United States. This threat exists both in the case of individual acquisitions and when acquisitions are considered as a class. Although maintaining an open investment climate in bulk-power system electric equipment, and in the United States economy more generally, is important for the overall growth and prosperity of the United States, such openness must be balanced with the need to protect our Nation against a critical national security threat. To address this threat, additional steps are required to protect the security, integrity, and reliability of bulk-power system electric equipment used in the United States. In light of these findings, I hereby declare a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk-power system.

WHAT?!?!