by William Skink
Partisan scold Don Pogreba wants you to know that while Montanans are dying, Montana Republican legislators are posting deadly misinformation.
It’s important during this pandemic that we identify every possible way one party is making things worse (Republicans) while continuing to ignore and minimize every possible way the other party (Democrats) are failing our most vulnerable populations.
For example, Governor Bullock’s plan for homeless people is to make sure they get sick and die.
How can I say that? Easy. When you exempt everyone without homes from the requirements issued by the state to maintain social distancing you are vastly increasing their chances of getting sick and dying.
Governor Bullock has options if he gave a shit about people without homes in Montana. You don’t have to be a fucking rocket scientist to realize that empty hotel rooms + homeless people = solution. Just ask Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom:
California state government is procuring hotels and motels to shelter the homeless as part of the state’s effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sunday.
In addition, the state is sending 450 travel trailers to locations around the state to help shelter many of the 108,000 unsheltered homeless people living in California, Newsom said.
No, this isn’t good enough for our Democratic Governor. It’s better to let homeless people congregate in over-crowded shelters, get sick, and die.
Governor Bullock and Democrat partisans should be concerned about homeless people because before they die they will spread the sickness to others.
Fun fact: did you know homeless people look just like you and me? It’s true. The stereotype most people have in their mind is the dirty homeless man on the street corner panhandling while muttering to himself, but that’s not the norm.
So, if you think you’ll be able to visibly identify the people Governor Bullock has exempted when you’re shopping for groceries at the Fresh Market on Broadway, think again.
Just because Governor Bullock and political partisans like Don Pogreba are choosing to ignore what those without homes will be facing in a state that would prefer to see them sick and dying at the Poverello Center instead of sheltering-in-place in a hotel room, that doesn’t mean you have to ignore them as well.