Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
King Walz the First announced new emergency measures to combat the coronavirus.
Effective immediately, anyone entering a store to purchase groceries must stand on one foot and flap their arms like a chicken. The evidence proves that no person has died from the virus while doing that; therefore, it is the only sure guarantee of safety. That, plus washing your hands,
wearing your mask, and avoiding religious worship services, will save your life and the lives of others.”
When pressed for the details, King Walz’ press secretary admitted there was no scientific evidence flapping your arms like a chicken would work, but it would amuse the governor and therefore was mandatory. Failure would be prosecuted by $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail.
Republicans in the state legislature were too embarrassed to seek to overturn the order. Instead, they were working on a bill to repeal the crime of adultery. “We have to get our priorities straight,” the Minority Leader said.
Joe Doakes, reporting live, from the capitol.
It’s only satire if it’s pretty much not true.