On My Soapbox: What I’m not going to write about

This column represents the thoughts and opinion of Jason Hennington. This is NOT the opinion of the Taylor Press.

Like I said last week, I am really tired of writing about COVID-19. So, this week I’m not going to write about it – in my column. I’m not going to write about how the number of cases keeps increasing even though a mask order is in place.

If I write about that, then I have to write about how people complain and sometimes make a scene if they are told to wear a mask. So, I’m not going to write about that.

I’m also not going to write about even though the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths constantly increase people still think it’s a hoax. I’m not going to waste space talking about that because it has been talked about for months, yet not much is changing.

Are we headed to another shutdown? Possibly, but I’m not going to write about that here today. I think Gov. Abbott moved a little too quickly when he reopened the state. Then he had to backtrack, and he is at it again already. But I’m not going to write about that.

Maybe I should write about Kanye West’s announcement that he is going to run for president?

In 2016 I wrote about how he thinks outside of the box and on the other side of the room. I’ll reiterate, regardless of his antics, claims and foolishness, he is a musical genius. I could go on for days – literally – about why he would make an awful candidate, but I won’t.

I will mention briefly that I remember people saying they wanted him to move to Canada when Trump won the election. After Kanye wore the MAGA hat, a lot of those same people changed their tune about the musician (pun intended).

The Main Street Car Show has been canceled this year. I wrote a little bit about that, and will probably write more in the future, so I’m not going to write about it right now. I won’t write although the car show is out in the open, social distancing could probably work. However, most people probably would not follow the guidelines, so canceling the event is probably the best decision.

The parklets? I can write about those . . . maybe not. A lot of people are upset. We already wrote how they are only in place temporarily and a device to help downtown businesses practice social distancing. So why keep writing that? Wait, I think that pertains to COVID also.

This was supposed to be the week we hosted the eighth annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Unfortunately, we had to cancel it because of, yep you guessed it, COVID. So, I guess I can't write about that either.

Instead of writing about the things that COVID-19 has canceled over the last few months, I’m going to get off my soapbox now. I recently got tested, so I’m going to play Xbox while I wait for my results.

“Is the person wearing the hazmat suit crazy, or are they the smartest person around?”

― Steven Magee

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