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Friday, April 17, 2020

Essential Business

States hoping to stop the spread of coronavirus have closed schools and non-essential businesses and told citizens to stay at home except for urgent tasks like shopping for food or filling prescriptions.

But these rules have made some people edgy. President Trump, for example, said he was tired of watching reruns of old baseball games and longs for the real thing (can you believe it, baseball fans?).

Now a few governors have decided to re-define some activities as "essential" because they appeal to certain constituencies. South Carolina has allowed sex shops to stay open. In Florida professional wrestling matches will  be allowed. 

Wrestling in Florida is essential to some people because it makes them lots of money. One beneficiary is Vince McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). McMahon is a pal of President Trump's and was named recently to the president's multi-industry council on re-opening the economy. So it's not surprising that Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida and Trump sycophant, was happy to reclassify professional wrestling as an essential  business, just like pharmacies and food markets. 

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