Sports podcaster Joe Rogan and Barstool Sports chief Dave Portnoy both took aim as these destructive coronavirus lockdowns.
Both sports personalities posted videos ripping the lockdowns and noting that the economy is on the edge of utter destruction over the policy.
Rogan, who is an avowed leftist and who supported Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders for president, declared that California has become so restrictive of freedom and commerce that t is “no longer a good place to live.”
During his Wednesday podcast, Rogan told viewers that he really is thinking of moving to the Lone Star State.
“I might move to Texas,” he said. “Here’s the thing. If California continues to be this restrictive, I don’t know if this is a good place to live. First of all, it’s extremely expensive. The taxes here are ridiculous. And if they really say that we can’t do stand-up [comedy] until 2022 or some shit like that, I might jet. I’m not kidding. ”
“If they won’t let us do the [Comedy] Store, but we could do stand-up other places, why would we stay here?” he said.
“The average age that people die from this disease is older than the average age people die, ” Rogan reminded his viewers
Rogan’s comments echo that of Barstool Sports chief Dave Portnoy who recent posted a social media video ripping the lockdowns that he says are now hurting the country more than they are helping.
In a blog post about Rogan’s podcast, Portnoy insisted that the coronavirus policies have become dangerous.
“As every day goes by it seems like people are more and more confused and things not only continually change, but also do a complete 180,” Portny wrote on Thursday. “‘Travel restrictions to China are bullshit’ to ‘don’t leave your house until August’. ‘It’s not worse than the flu’ to ‘it’s a global pandemic’. ‘Don’t bother with masks, they won’t help you that much’ to ‘If you go outside without a mask you’ll be arrested’. And all of these things are coming from the same people.”
Portnoy posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday slamming the mission creep seen from the beginning of the coronavirus crisis to where we have gotten since. Originally, Portnoy pointed out, the nation instituted lockdowns to “flatten the curve” to keep hospitals from being overrun with coronavirus cases.
But, suddenly, the sports blog operator said, the policies have morphed into becoming some sort of permanent lockdown until a “cure” for coronavirus is found. A cure, Portnoy reminds his viewers, “is not a guarantee.”
Portnoy started his video saying, “Dr. Fauci… gets in front of the Senate, he’s like ‘we re-open the country too quick, everybody’s dead.’ Where did that come from? And the L.A. Mayor, ‘we’re not opening the city until we find a cure’? What? Find a cure? Who says we’re going to find a cure?”
“We haven’t found a cure to cancer,” Portnoy added. “It took AIDS twenty years, and whatever, do we even have a cure? So, the economy is just shut down?”
Portnoy noted that when the crisis first started the medical advisers said that we needed to make sure there were hospital beds for a possible influx of patients. But “we are there” and that goal has been met, the sports blogger said.
“We’re doing what you asked,” Portnoy said of those who want the country on lockdown, “but now you’re changing the rules,” he exclaimed.
Emergency Press Conference – When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure pic.twitter.com/ZaSTxL6Tuc
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) May 14, 2020
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