Redding Rally Protests Shut-downs

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About 60 men, women and children lined Hilltop Drive Saturday to protest the pandemic restrictions.

Doni Chamberlain
Independent online journalist Doni Chamberlain founded what’s now known as in 2007 with her son, Joe Domke. Chamberlain is an award-winning newspaper opinion columnist, feature and food writer recognized by the Associated Press, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and E.W. Scripps. She lives in Redding, California.
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13 Responses

  1. Avatar Chad Magnuson says:

    I noticed the street sign, just above the mass of flags.
    It gives three directions for people to go.
    1. Straight ahead and vear to the left.
    2. Go Left.
    3. Go right.

    I believe the message of this gathering is a minority of people going to the right, while the majority are heading in the correct direction.

    • Avatar Micah says:

      This virus will never go away, they haven’t eradicated the other COVID viruses that exist. People walk around every day with diseases you know nothing about and by law they aren’t required to tell you if they have them. We need to get back to work before there isn’t a work to get back to this isn’t anything different than the way it’s always been.

  2. Avatar Kim Wippich says:

    Note the sign, “Church is not a business.”

    Might that matter to a virus? Good Lord.

  3. Avatar Tom brown says:

    As a person who has no immune system I’ve said all along let these ” open up “protesters do what they want & then let the cards fall as they may.However let’s please wear masks in respect to others around stores & people contact areas .I am hiding from all of you as People are full of nasty virus all the time !!!May your relatives & friends be safe !!!

  4. Avatar Bill Vercammen says:

    With the notable exclusion of masks and social distancing, this group appears ready and willing to make that unquantifiable leap of faith from plandemic into total planarchy. Trump announced today that he’s been taking prophylactic hydroxychloroquine for the past week. The WH doc already has him on Crestor for high cholesterol. The two combined are contraindicated for possible nerve damage, so pay no mind if you spot some ticking and twitching between personnel firings in the coming weeks. He’ll likely just chalk it up to stress and lack of sleep…then he can self-prescribe Valium, Lexipro, and Abilify.
    If someone were to let on that shrooms would make his sticker peck out, he’d problem try that too.

  5. Avatar Brad Cooper says:

    Hey Bill do you work for CNN you sound like their reporters.

    • Avatar Bill Vercammen says:

      Nope. I have a distant cousin of same name, Paul, that is a special interest journalist for CNN. We spoke years ago wrt shared family background, and found some common ancestry. The V name is quite commonplace in Belgium, in case you wondered. I write a bit when inspired, and ANC occasionally provides some spirited topical motivation.

  6. Avatar Candace says:

    Trump’s a well-documented serial liar. Him saying he’s taking Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t mean he is. Someone will be harmed/killed from listening to him and he’ll claim he was “being sarcastic” to the press when he lied about taking it. The news isn’t fake; he is. Side note: the Instacart person who delivered a prescription to me yesterday from Costco wasn’t wearing gloves or a mask. I asked him why that was. His answer “Oh, I clean like crazy in between deliveries, I literally bathe in Lysol and I drink Clorox”. He wasn’t joking. My answer was “Oh my God don’t tell me that!”. His parting words were “Hey lady, we all have Chlorine in us; have a nice day!” This delivery person was pleasant and seemed like a nice guy. That said, he’s putting himself in harm’s way because he listens to a president who does not give one shit about him. Not. One. Sad. Using “Fake News” as a pro-Trump mantra is about as compelling as he himself is; which, to me, isn’t saying much.

  7. Avatar Bill Vercammen says:

    “Trump’s a well-documented serial liar.”
    This is troublesome, if only because it. speaks to a weak-minded, easily-deceived, complacent …or like-minded…constituency that put him in office. Josh Brolin said it best in the mockumentary “W.”…
    “Fool me once, shame on you…fool me twice…and we can’t get fooled again.”
    Trump’s support for these renegade anti-lockdown rallies runs counter to responsible concern for public health. His unusual endorsement of hydroxychloroquine outside of the design constraints of a clinical trial is simply poor leadership by misguided (and possibly malfeasant) over zealousness. His past commentary regarding the internalization of disinfectants to prevent disease constitutes underinformed ignorance and cavalier disregard for science. Can you impeach a standing president for intellectual bankruptcy?

  8. Avatar Cayle says:

    The good lord lives in heaven and does not need your money. The pastor, priest, etc has rent to pay also. Ask your yourself, why does the chruch still want you to attend and take your money when you cant even make rent. Why cant a sermon by on zoom? Because it be free lol

  9. Avatar David venable says:

    Don’t stare , and don’t honk, a sign of ignorance that goes with the territory in tin-hat logic or weird science which ever comes first. Truth stranger than fiction the latter gets traction..must be the water or chem trails have finally taken affect on an education of make it up as you go. To be somewhat prudent , always prepare to think the unthinkable before prayer, God will understand when one doesn’t , trying to pass the buck.

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