In a Las Vegas suburb, store blames government for the masks

blame for the masksThis sign–outside a Home Depot store today on Marks St. in the upscale Las Vegas suburb of Henderson–helps to show why the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. is going to last for awhile.

Rather than simply stating masks are required for entry, this Home Depot management decided to blame it all on government. “Mandated by the Governor,” the crudely hand-lettered sign says in a way calculated to stir up even more mask opposition.There already is an anti-mask group in Las Vegas.

It’s worth noting that Home Depot’s lead founder, Bernard Marcus, is a prominent Republican who was one of anti-mask Donald Trump’s biggest financial supporters in 2016, while Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is a Democrat.

I’ll leave it to others to explain how the age-old and proven technique of wearing a mask in a pandemic has become a political issue. Meanwhile, my home improvement patronage will go elsewhere.

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In a Las Vegas suburb, store blames government for the masks — 3 Comments

  1. I’m just a guy in Seattle who stumbled on this page and I could be wrong but I don’t interpret the sign as trying to stir up mask opposition. Rather, I think it more likely they put it up because they deal with a steady stream of troglodytes who refuse to wear a mask and put up a big stink when asked to comply.

    They are ‘blaming it on the government’ but in an attempt to avoid potentially dangerous conflict for employees; not because they oppose masks.

    You do make a good point re Marcus though. A good enough reason to avoid all HDs imo. F that guy.

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