Governor double talks, waffles and punts … or does he?

Governor talks out of both sides of his mouth and doesn’t say much specific from either side.

According to the morning newspaper, Gov. Steve Sisolak at a press conference Thursday talked about reopening some businesses — which he has ordered closed due to the fear of the coronavirus overwhelming the health care system, though it hasn’t — in some manner after certain unspecified criteria have been met by a date to decided in the future.

The third graf reads: “But Nevada will follow a ‘state managed, locally-executed roadmap’ that flexibly accounts for vast differences between the state’s urban and rural areas and allows for local decision-making and control, the governor said.”

Toward the bottom of the account, the paper quoted the governor as saying it “would be a disservice” to residents and businesses “to pretend like Esmerelda County is the same as Nye County or that Clark is the same as Elko.” It said Sisolak was forming a Local Empowerment Advisory Panel, or LEAP, which will “serve as a resource for counties as they work through the necessary requirements to reopen and share best practices and guidelines for local communities.”

What will be the authority and powers of this panel with the cute acronym?

A couple of grafs later the governor is quoted as saying the panel doesn’t mean counties will open at different times, “All counties will open in Phase 1 at the same time.”

Then why bother?

So, when will casinos open? Sisolak reportedly said that will be determined by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, adding, “Here’s what I can tell you today: Gaming will not be opening at the start of Phase 1.” Why? Didn’t say. But apparently that is not to be determined by the Control Board either.

Over in the newspaper insert, Sisolak was quoted as saying the Nevada Restaurant Association and the Nevada State Board of Cosmetology will be asked to come up with plans for opening restaurants and personal care shops. Whether he will pay any heed was not stated.

Gov. Sisolak at press conference Thursday. (R-J pix)



59 comments on “Governor double talks, waffles and punts … or does he?

  1. Bruce Feher says:

    🚨If nothing else, the CV19 crisis has shown how useless most of America’s over 500,000 elected officials and over 25 million bureaucrats and government workers are!😤

  2. Steve says:

    The FED, Congress and the Administration have pumped the country full of liquidity with more on the way and the FED stated it has infinite funds at it’s disposal.

    That’s all nice and people will be getting money to spend. Some already are.

    All this liquidity, really, has nowhere to spend. With very few exceptions (the absolute basics) for the most part it sits, bottled up dormant in bank accounts waiting for places to open and invite people to come out. Money that isn’t moving is worthless, you can’t eat money, you can’t wear money, and money makes for lousy building material.

    Moreover, tax revenues are impossible to generate by preventing money movement. We could tax spending at 100% and still realize extremely low revenues because so many of the avenues money usually travel are blocked by orders that made sense when “flattening the curve” was the goal. Now that goal has been achieved, the goal has been changed and the end game has been made invisible and open ended.

    And, more and more, it appears it’s assuage a very vocal “shut down” minority who insist everyone must stay home so that very minority can “feel” “safe”. Well just like changing the TV channel when you don’t like the show, you can stay home if you insist on living in fear. There are people who will deliver your essentials for you.

    It’s such a beautiful day.

  3. Rincon says:

    Very well put, Steve. It seems that everybody is ignoring the coming economic problems except for Trump, and he’s ignoring the virus. Both must be balanced, but we’ve swayed from practically ignoring the virus to practically ignoring the economy. As with other political matters, extremes almost never have the best answers. Although a zealous response would have been worthwhile in the beginning, a consistently moderate course would have been much better once Pandora’s box was open.

  4. Athos says:

    Comment of the year (of course it’s only 1/3 done) has to go to Bruce Feher!! Mel Brooks just pointed out the obvious eternal truth in Blazing Saddles as Governor Lepetomane (although it could have been Sissylack) “We’ve gotta protect our phony baloney jobs, gentlemen!”

    The school situation is a total joke! Wait until the details (and the miles of cars lined up at each school) comes into play! Too many chiefs (and asst chiefs and district chiefs and diversity asst asst chiefs and inclusions asst chiefs and……) and no way to prune the tree! And another moron from out of state driving the lead clown car (Super duper Jara ) You can’t make this stuff up and expect anyone to think you’re sane!

  5. The key phrase in the story about Stations layoffs is “continued uncertainty,” and what is the source of that uncertainty, pray tell?

  6. Steve says:

    Just in time, providing a fresh source of fear;

    The Giant Murder Hornet.

  7. We have nothing to fear but fear itself.

  8. Steve says:

    We seem quite proficient at creating fear out of anything.

  9. Rincon says:

    I know what you mean. Fear of anything, such as, the government will take your guns away, acting against climate change will bankrupt us,and socialized medicine will destroy us.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Don’t forget Muslims, Caravans loaded with women and children, commies, the Chinese, Latin Gangs, rap music, and the list goes on of all those things republicans tell Americans we got to be afraid of so they can take all our precious rights, and liberties.

  11. Athos says:

    Rin, you’re precious! Full of commie excrement, but precious never the less!

    Annie (little p patrick), you have to admit you never thought the American people would surrender their God given rights so easily, huh? (Although Muslim’s Hara-Kiri in Boeings was a good start! I still can’t believe we remove our belts and shoes and dump our water bottles just to fly to Reno!)

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” There’s a $100 quote!

  12. Athos says:

    Little follow up for Rin: Thank God “We the People” made a document spelling out how we would be governed, and in that document was the right to bear arms! And the right to worship our God without the Government telling us what God to worship (Gaia or Jesus)! And the right to not be compelled to purchase a product against our will!


    You do NOT have to own a gun if you don’t want to Rin!

    You CAN give whatever money to what ever “Green Planet” crusade your heart desires! (Although you could just offer to fill up Bono’s jet and cut out the middle man!)

    And socialized medicine? President Zero almost got it thru! You could always move to Canada (or just wait till you’re 65 and go on Medicare!)

  13. Athos says:

    Question for the group: Was some announcement made by the Feds telling the states to give an accurate Covid-19 count? I just checked the CDC official count and Nevada has only 134 deaths from the virus! and 534 pneumonia deaths in the same time frame. 6, 431 total deaths (same time period) And they do have a separate column for covid-19/pneumonia deaths at 106.

    It’s the CDC National Vital Statistics System and you got to check out the US as a whole. There is only 37 thousand Wuhan Flu deaths vs 64 thousand pneumonia deaths.

    Go figure, eh? (wish they should the numbers by age)

  14. Rap music. Now there’s an oxymoron.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always said stupidity is powers biggest ally in cowing the public.

    “Moreover, the National Vital Statistics System website makes clear that it has a significant lag in counting deaths because it relies on tabulating official death certificates it receives.

    “It is important to note that it can take several weeks for death records to be submitted to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), processed, coded, and tabulated,” reads a prominent disclaimer above the data. “Therefore, the data shown on this page may be incomplete, and will likely not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period, especially for the more recent time periods.”

    “Data during this period are incomplete because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed, submitted to NCHS and processed for reporting purposes,” reads another footnote.

    In comparison, the CDC’s actual most up-to-date count of COVID-19 deaths is on a separate site and shows more than 64,000 people have died in the US.

    As the CDC states, that tally is updated daily based on data received from state health bodies: “Case notifications were received by CDC from U.S. public health jurisdictions and the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).”

    Read that second to last paragraph one more time for emphasis.

    “You know, Article 2 gives me the power to do whatever I want”

  16. So? The lag time is the same for pneumonia and coronavirus cases. The significance isn’t the total number. It is the comparison between the two.

  17. Anonymous says:


    The CDC isn’t reporting that there are 37,000 corona virus related deaths they’re reporting there are 64,000. (As of that date and not as of today obviously)

    So anyone trying to say…something else, is either stupid, or lying, or ignorant.

  18. It is the CDC website.

  19. Steve says:

    People picking the portions of CDC data they like best in support of their politics.

    SOP. Par for the course.

    Open the state for all locals, stay at home if you want.

  20. Anonymous says:

    why play games Thomas?

  21. Rincon says:

    Re: the right to bear arms. Here’s the Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Why do Conservatives completely ignore the phrase, “well regulated”? Do you think the Founding Fathers put that in for no reason? Ignoring it is simply wrong. What does it mean in your opinions?

    Sounds like Thomas thinks he’s smarter than all of the world leaders except for those of some third world countries, because he advocates doing nothing just like them. Amazing how the leaders of every advanced country are SO dumb, right Thomas?

    The operative question has been ignored here: How many are likely to die before this is over? In Santa Clara, only 4% of citizens randomly tested had been exposed when our total deaths were around 50,000. Do the math, and it suggests that theoretically, if we allow everyone to be exposed, we can expect about 1,250,000 dead bodies. The actual number will almost certainly be somewhat less for several reasons, but being sanguine about a death toll of “only” 50,000 when only one out of 25 of us has been exposed is misdirected to put it mildly.

  22. Athos says:

    Man up, Rinny! You’re whining like a scared little girl! And it’s embarrassing! I don’t know where you live but Nevada, with a population of 3.08 million has had 6,431 recorded deaths 2/1/20 to 4/30/20. That’s over 500 people a week die in Nevada! They didn’t all die of old age (or shot by some jealous husband when caught in the act;) And all this talk about “every life is precious” is so hypocritical coming from people that support abortion! (Is that you Rin??) If you’re scared, STAY IN SIDE! But let those that need to work to eat, go to work! (And please don’t be like Governor Cuomo and tell me to get an “essential job”! How condescending is that statement? Oh, I forgot. HE’S A DEMOCRAT! – far above the “little people”,

    And this state has done such a p*** poor job of reporting anything, or making available any tests, that we have absolutely NO idea how many people have been exposed to this virus, do we?? Talk about Annie’s “stupid people”…. it’s the ignorant that fall prey to the fear mongering being broadcasted. (cause NOBODY knows what the denominator is, do they?) So far their modeling has been off by a factor of 44 (I understand taking these drastic measures for 2.2 million deaths, but that’s been proven ridiculously false for over a month now!) and we’re suppose to ‘trust them”?

    As to the 2nd amendment (and our God given right to defend ourselves from tyrants) this “pandemic” has proven beyond a shadow of doubt what power will do to our elected officials. And just why is it that Democrat Governors are the absolute worst when it comes to throwing away our freedoms? Didn’t they take a pledge to support the Constitution of the USA?

    Remember – don’t come out of your house or the Asian Hornets will get ya!

  23. Athos says:

    Oh and by the way, Rin, as of April 23, More than one in five people who were tested for virus antibodies in N.Y.C. had them. That’s a slightly higher amount that Santa Clara, wouldn’t you say?

  24. Steve says:

    Everywhere else “Asian Hornets”
    US Media, “Murder Hornets”

    Proving, yet again, FUD sells advertising.


    FUD is the tool of US media keeping this country divided and fearful of everything.

    How I miss the boring drone of Walter Cronkite.

  25. Rincon says:

    You didn’t give me a reference, so I had to guess at the sampling in New York, but NYC has 8,300,000 people, and 19,000 people have died so far. If only 1/5 of the people have been exposed, then 5 times as many will die if everybody is exposed, which makes 95,000. Divide that by 8,300,000, and the death rate would be 1.14%. Multiply that by the U.S. population, and it suggests the possibility of 3,811,000 deaths nationwide. I’m hardly panicking (for one, the real number of deaths is likely to be substantially lower, but not near the neighborhood you suggest), but only an ostrich would be sanguine at numbers like that. As I suggested, I don’t really think you’re brighter than all of the heads of state combined. They acted for a reason, and this is it.

    Actually, you’re the one who’s panicking. Millions have risked their lives for our country in the armed forces, and all they’re asking you to do is to hang out on the couch. I think you can handle it.
    That being said, you may recall that I have said that the lockdowns were excessive and poorly managed. With proper management, we can get life almost back to normal, and we need to quickly, because part II (the economic fallout) may turn out to be harder than part I. So who’s the scared little girl? Go look in the mirror.

  26. Rincon says:

    BTW, weren’t you part of the chorus that wanted to hang Hillary from the highest yardarm because of the 4 deaths in Benghazi. Four??? Really??? And now, you’re saying, what’s a few hundred thousand deaths among friends. I detect just the slightest inconsistency here…

  27. Athos says:

    Whoa. Did someone get their feelings hurt? Sorry ’bout that. Well, you’re in good company ’cause Hillary didn’t think Ambassador Chris Stevens death was a big deal, either. I suppose you’re gonna compare this Chinese virus death count to those lost in Vietnam and wonder how Trump has the stones to be our President. And if fear is your thing, 3,811,000 American deaths ought to just about do it. IF ONLY WE WOULD HAVE STAYED ON THE COUCH!! Of course, I doubled the amount of people tested (1 million to 2 million) used that in the denominator and got roughly 1%. But something strange has been going on in NYC and downstate NY because they have 100 times the deaths of Nevada. And we were supposed to ALL look like NY (according to Cuomo) remember that news item from March 24th? (you know, 3 weeks ago!)

    Here’s something that puzzles me (from a WAR column published 5/3/20):

    First an important question about the coronavirus.

    I am impressed with how smart COVID-19 is. It appears to be the smartest virus of all time. Apparently, it doesn’t infect us at Costco, Walmart, supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, hardware stores or any big business deemed “essential” by government. But it will infect us at hair salons, nail salons, restaurants, bars, clothing stores and any other small business deemed “nonessential” by government.

    Is the virus that smart? How does it know the difference?

  28. Athos says:

    Last three paragraphs are to be credited to Wayne Allyn Root. I forgot the ” “

  29. Athos says:

    Hey, I have heard of a recall petition going around to recall Sissypuss!

  30. Anonymous says:

    “I can’t believe I have to say this but, lease don’t drink bleach”

  31. Steve says:



  32. Rincon says:

    You’re right. By now, we would have expected high death rates throughout the country, but only a few areas are really badly hit, primarily the New York region, Michigan, Louisiana, and some larger cities. My best guess is that this is because transmission of Coronavirus may require closer contact than we had suspected. In New York (and Italy for that matter), a lot more people walk on very crowded streets in order to obtain the necessities of life, and mass transit is very common. Most of the rest of us drive our cars. Interestingly, prisons have some very high infection rates. This all suggests that maybe the virus transmits when someone is talking with a few feet of your face, but not so easily otherwise. Is it possible that New Yorkers tend to speak physically closer than many of the rest of us? Also applies to Italy. If I’m right, it suggests that masks and social distancing might work well if we could get everyone to actually do it.

    I’m absolutely with you on your last paragraph. It makes no sense to kick some people out of their jobs, and then let mobs of people into stores with no real control over their behavior. As I’ve said, enforce the 6 foot distance and face mask requirements, but allow almost all businesses to operate. This should have been done in February or early March. Even earlier would have been better, but us Americans would have screamed bloody murder about the big, bad government violating our rights.

    Somehow though, your characterization of concern as fear is misplaced. People who aren’t concerned with the potential loss of life have a lot in common with those who don’t wear seat belts or who drive drunk. They think it won’t happen to them and couldn’t give a rat’s butt about others.

  33. Athos says:

    Annie, it’s funny how you have to tell your lefty friends not to drink the bleach. I was really hoping on a little Darwinism cutting down the herd (at least getting rid of the stupid ones/lefties)

    Victor Davis Hanson wrote another thought provoking article today dealing with scientific study vs common sense. When the two merge, it’s a beautiful thing! But all the conflicting stories we’ve gotten from our academic doctor experts has really led to some serious trust issues. And when you see a crowded Sam’s store checkout area (that’s allowed) and a vacant beach (that’s banned) that inner BS detector starts blaring out of control!

    The problem has been the lefties/liberals/socialist/Gaia lovers/ gender fluid folk have been believing (or espousing belief) in so many things that just aren’t true, I’m afraid their BS detectors are broken!

    And when you personally know of NO ONE that has this Virus, let alone have died from this Virus, and you have no money to feed your family, Fear is certainly NOT misplaced. You want to go back to work! And take your chances.

    Of course, Gov Cuomo would just tell you to go out and get an ESSENTIAL job! Like a Wal Mart cashier! If only I had known…..

  34. Anonymous says:

    “I love my uneducated voters”

  35. Steve says:

    Austria required face covers for use in shops, public transport and some govt buildings. Their transmission rate went down 90%. They are partly open now with no increase in transmission.
    Note where face cover is not required, OUTSIDE, DRIVING YOUR CAR. WALKING THE DOG… in short ANYWHERE outside or in your personal home or property these covers are not required.
    Stop wearing them EVERYWHERE!
    Bottom line, Austria has solid data.
    Use face covers properly and OPEN UP THIS COUNTRY!

  36. Anonymous says:

    Potentially big news although from a legal perspective there was little doubt and the only question was whether the far right wing “justices” on the court would do what the law requires instead of what their cult leader would demand.

    “The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request to halt an order Pennsylvania’s governor entered in March to close businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The petitioners, a conservative political action committee and several businesses, told the justices that Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) executive order “has and is continuing to cause irreparable harm.”

  37. Rincon says:

    The situation is certainly different here in the Chicago area than in Bumblefarkle, Nevada, but perhaps the reason you don’t know anyone that has COVID 19 is that social distancing is working. The progression across the country has not been geometric, as a pandemic without control measures would be, but arithmetic. We’ve been seeing about three thousand deaths a day for the past few weeks. A geometric progression would have resulted in maybe 20-30,000 a day by now. This arithmetic progression is good evidence that distancing has been effective. It’s also good evidence that, as I said, I don’t think the disease is ridiculously contagious, given the sloppiness of our lockdowns that Athos has pointed out.

    I agree with Steve. Use face covers (and some distancing) properly, and open up this country.

  38. Steve says:

    And start with the single owner small business. Get them the support, in the form of liquidity, they need to get in full operation as soon as they can.
    Small, single owner places as a group, employ the largest number of people in this country.
    Open all the local places, all the government buildings, all the schools (yes the schools, don’t @ me)
    The tools and the way forward are all clearly available.
    The big operations can afford to go it on their own. It’s all the small places we really need to get on their feet as fast as they are able.

  39. Anonymous says:

    I already posted this on a different article but I’m assuming some people here may not have seen it so I’ll post it here as well.

    “The Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request to halt an order Pennsylvania’s governor entered in March to close businesses in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The petitioners, a conservative political action committee and several businesses, told the justices that Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D) executive order “has and is continuing to cause irreparable harm.”

    The court’s denial of the request, issued without comment, means fewer than five of the nine justices supported the Petition.”

    Effectively the Court decided that States have the right under the Constitution to impose the sort of stay at home orders during health crisis like the current one that Pennsylvania imposed.

    It’s has worked and the only people who seem interested in removing them are people more interested in their economic welfare more than their own health. That’s fine I suppose, but since they don’t get to make that decision for me, they get to stay at home until medical professionals decide it’s safe.

  40. Steve says:

    “It’s has worked…”

    You stay home. The rest of the country has an interest in seeing you remain safe. So stay home, Patrick.

  41. Anonymous says:

    I guess Fauci framed the issue well enough but to get through to most folks on the right wing, who don’t seem to care about much other than their checkbooks his framing of the issue might not even be enough to make it real for them so here’s my re-framing of the question he said the government is going to have to answer before it re opens the economy again:

    “How many of your own close relatives’ lives are you willing to sacrifice so that you can go back to work?”

    And for our purposes here if you wanted to identify them by their first names it might make you seem more credible.

    I mean this is what it’s really about ladies and gentlemen all those folks who keep shouting about opening up the economy knowing that people will die as a result are saying that they value at least a job over someone (else’s) life. It’s so easy to sacrifice someone else isn’t it? Knowing they will die because YOU demand that you get to go back to work (which is odd because I’m assuming at least some people here don’t have any work that their really going back to anyhow but be that as it may, if you knew that instead of some stranger you were going to sacrifice to your job, that you’d be sacrificing a close relative, I wonder if you be willing to look yourself in the mirror then?

    If you can, I only hope that the relative you’re sacrificing is more of a human being than you are.

  42. Anonymous says:

    And for what it’s worth, and in spite of the fact that the numbers are grossly understated, in the last three days, the number of deaths has gone from 1,300 in the US on Monday, to 2500 deaths on Tuesday, to more than 2800 deaths on Wednesday.

    It’s not getting better and as more states reopen, it will only get worse.

    How many deaths of OTHERS are you willing to sacrifice so you can go get your haircut?

  43. Don’t blame increases in the death count on reopening. It takes weeks after catching the virus for it to kill.

  44. Anonymous says:

    The correlation between exposing people to the virus, and dying from the virus is indisputable. A percentage of people that are exposed will die and reopening the country exposes more people to the virus.

  45. Whenever there is a reopening there will be exposure, whether today or two years from now.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Everyday we stay at home we gain knowledge.

    Imagine if 6 months from now instead of injecting detergent or fish tank cleaner we have an actual cure, or even a vaccine that will save lives.

    But we choose to reopen the country, against all medical opinion, so the guy working at Super Cuts could go cut hair and in the process get another 450,000 American dead (2500 x 180 days), and for the REAL reason, so Trump stands some chance of being re elected.

    You sending your loved one into that number for those reasons? No thanks.

  47. only those willing should venture out.

  48. Steve says:

    “Keep it closed down!” Cry all those who want everyone else to stay home when they go grocery shopping, get stuff delivered and get the mail….all from people who go out and work.

    There’s a word for this.

  49. Anonymous says:

    That’s like saying to all the people in the bomb shelter, protected from deadly radiation by the door seals that all those who are willing get to leave because they want to take a walk outside and get some fresh air.

    Problem is their actions impact everyone.

    So, they don’t get to.

  50. Steve says:

    Yet they order in and send some to the grocery store.

    There’s a word for that.

  51. Rincon says:

    I suspect that the United States will continue to have this epidemic roar on for months, while others, such as China, South Korea, Australia, etc., will keep it under control with far less damage to their economies. As a result, the U.S. will continue to see its political and economic power decline, while these more successful countries will gain power markedly.

  52. Rincon says:

    Sorry, I didn’t make it clear that even if we open up the country, entire industries are still going to fall, because, as other countries have found, just allowing movie theaters to open won’t bring customers. They will only come if and when they are confident that the odds of being exposed to the virus are very small. The improvements in our economy will be minor so long as the epidemic roars along.

  53. Steve says:

    If the entire universe was shrinking all at the same rate…all the measuring instruments shrinking along with it, how would we know it was shrinking?
    The entire world economy suffered just about equally with this outbreak and the whole world is proceeding along towards recovery at about the same rate.
    This leaves economic strength relatively unchanged when compared across the board.
    As for where the US has been throughout history in world wide event so similar import, we start at or near the bottom and emerge at or near the top.
    All we need is stability at the federal level. And it appears, like it or not, some improvement in stability may arrive this November.
    I agree with Warren Buffet, never bet against the USA.

  54. Steve says:

    …events of similar import….

    Dyslexia be damned! You never get over it, you only learn how to deal with it.

  55. Athos says:

    Funny how things change in a just a couple of days with this virus. Georgia is not overrun with new patients. And would someone PLEASE get the Governor of Florida’s phone number to that dim bulb Sissylack! Why is the first person (of major status like a governor) telling us that 60+% of Coronavirus deaths in Florida were over the age of 75! And now we hear that 66% of coronavirus patients came from home (being quarantined in place) in NY (from Gov Cuomo)

    We need a little more common sense (which, I’m sorry to say, leaves out most Democrats) and a lot less fear mongering!

  56. From Joecks column today:

    Make no mistake: Sisolak’s decision to move Nevada into Phase 1 will increase the number of coronavirus infections. “We would anticipate an increase in new cases if mitigation efforts are lifted,” state biostatistician Kyra Morgan said in an April email.

    According to no less an authority than Sisolak himself, this is unacceptable.

    “I am not going to allow our workers to be put in a position that they have to decide between their job, their paycheck and their life,” Sisolak said last month on CNN. “That’s not a fair position to put them in, and I will not allow that to happen.”

    But that’s what he’s allowing to happen on Saturday. That’s what he did by allowing construction to continue on the Raiders Stadium — despite workers testing positive.

    Sisolak isn’t the only one who’s promulgated this standard. “Georgia’s experiment in human sacrifice” was the headline of a piece in The Atlantic on the decision to reopen by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

    “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: No one is expendable. No life is worth losing to add one more points to the Dow,” presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden tweeted Wednesday.

    Sisolak’s actions on Thursday show how bogus this rhetoric is — and his own hypocrisy. Even he couldn’t live up to his own standard.

  57. So, what if workers refuse to return to work? Sisolak hasn’t figured that out yet, even though he’s said some businesses can reopen Saturday. That leaves workers in the lurch. From today’s morning paper:

    As for employees concerned about being required to go back to work, Sisolak said that “is a very difficult situation.”

    “If they’re offered their job back, and they don’t take their job back, their eligibility for unemployment comes into question,” Sisolak said, adding that the administration was working with Nevada’s federal delegation and the Labor Department on a fix.

    “I want people to feel safe when they go back to work,” he said. At the same time, “a lot of people are going to go back to work and make less than the thousand dollars a week that they’re making now, and you can say, ‘Why am I gonna go back to work?’ Those are difficult situations that we’re going to be facing in the future.”

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