New Mexico Governor Shuts Down All Traffic to One City

During these times of uncertainty, we’d like to believe that our governmental leaders, both locally and federally, are working to do what is best for our nation and the people who claim citizenship. However, it’s been proven time and time again in recent weeks and days that some of these leaders have a tendency to be a bit overreaching, if not outright tyrannical.

Now, upon first thought, many of you reading this are likely to imagine me going into yet another rant on the many shortcomings of Michigan’s governor Gretchen Whitmer, as she seems to be leading the pack in the ways she can stifle the freedoms of her people. But alas, I am not.

Instead, my topic of conversation, although similarly being a female Democratic governor, resides quite a bit farther to the west.  Enter New Mexico’s governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham.

While Whitmer has banned people from gardening or painting their homes, Lujan Grisham has quite literally locked people inside the city of Gallup.

Gallup, a city of about 22,000 according to 2018 records, has recently seen a massive spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the area. And as a result, the governor is simply shutting all traffic off going to or from the city.

According to The Hill, “New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced she is putting the city of Gallup on lockdown after a spike in coronavirus cases in the area. The governor said in a statement that starting Friday at noon she is closing all roads leading into Gallup from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily and that vehicles can only have two people maximum.”

Talk about overbearing.

The Hill reported the governor stating, “The spread of this virus in McKinley County is frightful, and it shows that physical distancing has not occurred and is not occurring. The virus is running amok there. It must be stopped, and stricter measures are necessary. A problem in one part of our state, with a virus this dangerous and this contagious, is a problem for our entire state.”

Sounds kind of like a child being punished for reckless behavior, doesn’t it? Things got a bit out of control, and now the adult is stepping in to put everything back in order.

Although, in the governor’s defense, it isn’t like Lujan Grisham was left with much of a choice.

Firstly, it is to be noted that the city of Gallup has indeed been infected far worse than most of the rest of the state. Information details that the city has reported more than 1,000 cases of the virus in recent weeks, which is more than a third of all cases statewide and just about five percent of all city residents.

Secondly, the city is in the midst of a mayoral change. To make the transition smoother and to also address the rapid spread of the virus there, both the former mayor and the incoming one met to discuss the issue, agreeing that this measure should be taken. And so they asked the governor to step in and put it in place.

However, that doesn’t mean that Lujan Grisham had to say yes.

Indeed, something needed to be done in the area to stop the spread. Lujan Grisham could have instead worked with the new mayor to encourage his citizens to promote safer social distancing or something. But shutting down the entire town from the surrounding areas? This is a bit extreme, even by Democratic standards.

Already the state is hearing complaints from local Native American leaders of the Zuni Pueblo and Navajo Nation in the surrounding area. Where most people from these tribes live, Gallup is the nearest and only city in which they can restock their supplies and groceries. Therefore, shutting the city down is essentially starving these people out.

My gut tells me that Lujan Grisham and Gallup’s mayor won’t be able to keep these “stricter measures” intact for long. It’s unlikely that the people will see this act as something actually good for the city. Let’s just say that state police checking every vehicle on the road after business hours for legitimate reasons isn’t going to sit well with a population that is supposed to be free.

93 thoughts on “New Mexico Governor Shuts Down All Traffic to One City

      1. HE CAN’T WIPE HIS OWN ASS HIS WIFE DOES IT FOR HIM THEN SHE PUTS HIS DIPER ON HIM
        BECAUSE HE DOESN’T REMEMBER WHAT THE TOILET IS FOR. NO WONDER HE SMELLS SO BAD.
        HE IS FULL OF SHIT AND THESE PEOPLE WHO STAND BEHIND HIM SMILING BECAUSE THEY CAN SMELL THE SHIT
        BECAUSE THEY ARE ALSO FULL OF IT. TO THINK THEY DON’T HAVE THE BRAINS TO SEE WHAT A REAL ASS HOLE LOOKS LIKE LOOK AT BIDEN AND THAT WILL REFRESH YOUR MEMORY

      2. Hopefully ,all these Democrats , that has done all these dirty things, to show how powerful they are during the covid 19, I so hope the people of these states are seeing just what kind of people are running your states an cities, an government, that you do what’s best for your states an USA. Vote RED.

        1. We really need Pres. Trump to win in the election this year, so he can get the economy back and even better than before. If Biden is in the WH or any democrat for that matter, we are doomed. Biden cannot even make a decision, much less one that will help our country. Obama supported the Wuhan lab in China. My question is WHY? I still think the dems had something to do with this Pandemic. They said they would do anything to get Trump out of the WH. I hope it backfires on them. I would not put anything past socialists. They want socialism so much they are willing to destroy us.

          1. Your right Linda. I have always said the Democrates have something up their sleeve and as crooked and corrupt as they are we can’t let anything get past us. Democrates are not Democrates they are Soros paid socialist/communist. Anyone who thinks the Democrats are honest, law abiding people are totally out of touch with what’s happening in our country. These arrogant bastards belong behind bars for all the crooked acts they have done and are doing. Biden won’t be their presidential candidate to run in November. They are setting him up, using him to get the votes and then they’ll have Hillary or loser Obama put in to run the country. Trump was firm that he’s going to get the swamp out and God knows he will. These people like Pelosi and her gangs have tried too long to get rid of the president and all who support him. Every person who supports this president needs to stand strong and vote all Democrats out of Congress! They are not for the people they are for putting money in their pockets and causing as much distrust amongst the population as they can. We need to crush them in November or we won’t have a free country or a constitution left. VOTE TRUMP IN NOVEMBER!!!

      1. Bo,
        Be thankful for who Republicans voted into office in 2016.
        The abominable SLEEPER AGENT the Democrats voted into office in 2008 would have through surrogates converted this Country into Idi Amin territory, if not Jomo Kenyatta land.
        Try being as tolerant as we have been of your derangements.

  1. That remark I just read is absolutely a scream – that Joe Biden has forgotten how to wipe his own ass!! He does, however, remember how to touch, rub, smell or kiss girls and young women! He seems to be excellent at that endeavor. If he is the best the dimocraps have to offer, they are really in bad shape!

      1. Gary. Actually it would be an opening for barry’s 3rd term,,,, and completely constitutional.. Micheal get called for his VP,,,,,,,, bidddden is after about 4 months is declared unfit,,,,,,,,, micheal gets to be potus,,,,, then barry is brought in to be his vp,,,,,, something happens to micheal and is declared unfit,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, barry gets a third term…

        1. Sorry but your wrong william barry can’t be Pres ever again regardless of circumstances as per the constitution and he couldn’t be VP either for same reason

        2. William couch Read the Constitution again No one Person Can No Longer Be a Precedent for a third Term only 2 terms are Aloud otherwise they Become a Dictator and that will never Fly with any U S Veterans in a Free Country if that were to happen there will be Another 1776.wake up and see the Writing on the Wall.

      2. I have said this all along. If by chance, Biden were to be elected President and he had Michelle O for his VP, she would become President of our good ole USA and if that were to happen, we are done as a country because she would take us right back to Obama years where he came very close to destroying our country! Lord Help Us All!

    1. Let’s not forget trump with 19 accusations of sexual misconduct and sex with a porn star while his wife was having their son

      1. And you believe that, the difference between Biden and Trump, is there is none. If you study Biden, he loses himself every time he tries to talk for himself. Joe is a gamer, like his daddy is, (Obama).

      2. The 19 accusations were just that false accusations and hey if I had his money I would have an affair with a porn start..LOL

    2. Well, Trump has no problem wiping his ass, he is in one, large, walking dumb ass to begin with. By the way, did not the great red one have women problems such as having marital affairs, one occurring while his wife was giving birth to his son. It is hard to believe that you trumpies wish to take the moral high ground when your leader is without morals himself. Love the term “dimocrats”, Evelyn, it might be your only original, is it original, thought of the day. By the way, Evelyn, are you on social security or medicare?
      By the way, I am from New Mexico. The Gallup area is our coronavirus hotspot. I wondered why Gallup has so many more cases of corona? A friend pointed out that the Navajo and Hopi often have multi-generations under one roof, exposing more family members to infection.

      1. Many people like you, think, because you’re president, you have to be perfect. NO ONE IS PERFECT!!!! People like you just see, what people have done , in their personal life. Instead of paying attention, where this country would be, if it wasn’t for President Trump. Many more lives would have been lost, if he wouldn’t have shut the flights to and from China . PAY ATTENTION

        1. SO TRUE. NO ONE IS PERFECT. HOW MUCH BETTER OUR WORLD WOULD BE, IF EACH OF US WOULD LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES. UNFORTUNATELY, THERE EXIST LIARS & ❤ LESS BEINGS THAT FOCUS ON DEVOURING OTHERS, AS A MEANS IGNORING & FACING THEIR OWN DEMONS. (GOD SEES & KNOWS EVERYTHING. HE KNOWS THE END FROM THE BEGINNING. VENGEANCE IS MINE SAID THE LORD.)

      2. well rickie is seems that your diaper is flowing over with democommie manure.. that worn out old drunken criminal hore and her one time leg hump, billi the rapist traitor pervert scum sucking pig criminal, do not need to be anywhere near the WH much like that half azzed african his trashy ho.. bet the hore is not proud of a land that let her live like a princess instead of forcing her to live like the hos in the far east and the near east.. morons that think a good vote is a democrapo vote are immature, inexperienced, uneducated, well indoctrinated fools… just like the voters that that lbj hore hopper created in 1965 with his great society BS..

    3. Biden does remember how to grope and kiss women and little girls but afterwards forgets he did it!

  2. I consider myself as a conservative with little or no government intervention. But, if the citizens are too stupid to protect themselves from COVID-19, then a shutdown is appropriate if what I am reading is true.
    They need to make provisions for the nearby Indengious people such as allowing them to shopas special times when all the people are within their respective homes; or ship goods to their locations. But do something, they should not be exposed to any form of hunger an most definitly not starvation. .

    1. I agree with cowboy. I’m from New York. This is nothing to take lightly and when ur freedoms invade another right then it’s no longer freedom where did human compassion go?? Biden isn’t even the topic

      1. no bo ho.. the real joke without laughs lost once again in 2016 and Real Americans won, the only people that disagree with that reality are uneducated, immature, inexperienced, well indoctrinated fool democrapo voters..

  3. I’m a life long Republican, and I understand attacking Democrats at every opportunity, but it seems to me that this governor is simply acting on the request from the city that she does something to isolate the spread of the virus. As far as your insinuation that she is attempting to starve out the local native American population, well that’s asinine. I can’t believe that they can’t find a way to enter the city during the hours it’s open to traffic and do their shopping.

    Whitmer of Michigan, on the other hand, is a verifiable nut job.

    1. This corona virus (thank you China again) is a new flu, because no one had built up an immunity it hit us hard! Think back to SARS, and MERS also from China! As people build up an immunity to this new flu less people will become infected or die! As a senior I know to get my flu shot every year even though half the time the CDC guesses wrong as to what flu strain we will have, I also wash my hands often, I don’t touch my face until I wash my hands and I avoid close contact with people during flu season. At the store I always wipe down the shopping cart and when I get into my car I use hand sanitizer. After putting my groceries away at home I again wash my hands because you don’t know who may have touched something that you have bought. Because of this I have not had a cold or the flu in eight years! These are common sense rules during flu season that everyone should follow. I see parents placing their children into the seat of a shopping cart without first wiping down the handle of the cart all the time and it makes me cringe! Again common sense people! This is what we all should be doing during any flu season! I have a lot of friends and I know of no one that has been sick with this virus and they don’t know of any of their friends that have had it either! And I live in Washington state! This panic over this flu has been designed to panic people into submission and to destroy President Trump, we cannot let this happen! We are not sheep and we will not stand for this farce! I am watching our people lose their freedom over this willingly! Too many have died for us so that we have freedom, let’s not let this happen!

      1. Dr. Won Hung Lo Beaksnoot
        Board Certified Infectious Disease
        Specialist, Expert Meat Cutter
        and Auto Mechanic

        DR. BEAKSNOOT SPEAKS ON VIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS

        Q: Doctor, what is your opinion on the new social distancing requirement?
        A: Can tell you stupid and no study history. Hitler practiced it with Jews in 1930’s.

        Q: What do you think of the new Shelter-In-Place requirement?
        A: What a dumb question. It called jail

        Q: Doctor, how about Stay-At-Home orders?
        A: Dumb question. What if have no home? What if home is bad abuser? Lots of arguments. Lots of drinking. Lots of killing self. Lose job have no home. What good is it?

        Q: Is it advantageous to wear a mask when out in public?
        A: Are you stupid? Only if you ugly or about hold up liquor store.

        Q: Well, how come the news media and politicians encourage these practices?
        A: News media lie crazy. Politicians want more power. Pass new laws to get power.

        Q: Do you believe there is a vaccine for the coronavirus?
        A: You aren’t thinking. There no vaccine against common cold, and coronaviruses are cold viruses. Try eating fried snake gizzards. They good as vaccine. Coronavirus attack lungs. Take out lung.

        Q: Doctor, is there anything more dangerous than Smith-Corona Virus?
        A: There one thing.

        Q: Well, what is it?
        A: An out of control rising national debt! It destroy children, grand-children, country.

      2. My granddaughter did contract the flu. She was working in close proximity to another person who also contacted it. We were afraid that we would loose her at one point. So yo go ahead and shrug it off. Even though you and I have the common sense to take the normal cautionary measures during the flu seasons, far too many others lack the intellectual capabilities to do so. Hence , the need to force people to take necessary steps. And, before you label me as some progressive/socialist, I’m a life long Republican who voted for Trump.

        1. Thank you Donald, I as well voted for Trump. And those of you, Whom are lost, and blind, may God help you.

        2. You need to look at South Dakota and how they handle the virus. But, I agree it helps to wash, wear a face mask, and use wipes for non personally owned public equipment. Being cautious is ok; but know the difference between treating people like adults or like immature idiots. Again, look and study South Dakota and other successful state programs.

      3. “Too many have died for us so that we have freedom”, you say? Very true.
        But with the “freedom” that’s in force Today, they’d all be recorded as having died from the Coronavirus.
        This might sound like a cruel joke to some of you, but I assure you that it is no joke.

    2. I agree with you Donald, it doesn’t make sense to lock down a town for given hours a day, what is to stop the problem from happening the hours they are not locked down. Doesn’t make sense to me.

  4. ANOTHER STUPID GOVERNOR IN NEW MEXICO, SHE THINKS PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. SHE IS NOT ABOUT TO GIVE THEM CREDIT THAT THEY LIVED ALL THESE YEARS TO BE TOLD THEY NEED A BABY SITTER TELLING THEM WHEN TO EAT, WHEN TO GO TO BED. AND THEY CAN’T DRIVE THEIR CARS OUT OF THE CITY. COME ON PEOPLE DON’T LET THESE GOVERNORS RUN YOUR LIFE. TELL HER TO LOCK HERSELF IN HER HOUSE. MY GOD WHAT IS NEXTS?

    1. Yes, there are some people that are STUPID. Yes, many of them DO behave as children.
      Yesterday, I went to a supermarket. On their doors they have signs “please, PLEASE wear
      a mask – for the protection of our employees. We already are undermanned – otherwise we
      will have to close the store!”
      Their employees face a variety of the flu-virus from the customers!!!

  5. THESE GOVERNORS ARE ALL A BUNCH OF HACK JOBS AND NEED TO BE LOCKED AWAY.
    POWER HAS GONE TO THEIR HEADS AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY. THEY DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT
    TO TELL YOU HOW TO LIVE. THEY HAVE TO BE STUPID DEMOCRATS LISTENING TO PELOSI

    1. I am a Canadian reading your various comments. Donna, you sound like you are an uneducated, sadly directed individual. If you choose to live as you do, are you unconcerned about your neighbours. This has nothing to do with freedom …. nothing!!!! It is simply an attempt to save lives, maybe even yours. Listen to something other that Fox news. Listen to the news of the WORLD that surrounds the U.S. Covid 19 is not made up by your Democratic Party, it is a real pandemic where all of us, even you included, Donna, are susceptible to the disease.

      1. Gordi, the most horrific state that was hit with this horrible virus, New York, the governor, Cuamo, found out, that 60% of those, who contracted Covina-19 , were staying home. And those that didn’t get so infected, were out door people. So you tell me. I’m not trying to be a smart ass, I was just watching the news.

    2. Aren’t most of these governors democrat? I know the one in Michigan, Illinois, Michigan, California and Louisiana are dems. When they think, look and act like socialists, what does that tell you?

  6. she was not elected she was installed by ballot box stuffing … she lost the election and surprise more boxes were found that were 99% democrap.

    1. Your right. Just like the sheriff of Valencia county, a whole bunch of extra ballots turned up at the last minute winning the election for mlg. Now the nm secretary of state wants the election done completely my mail so they can throw out anything republican and only count democratic. Welcome to the Land of Corruption.

    2. That’s exactly how our dem governor was elected in La. We had a Republican leading for hours, then in the last 20 minutes, they happen to find thousands of ballots in a closet that were not counted and all were for the democrat. It was even on TV about this.

  7. Trump did the same thing and he’s our President, go figure. Shut that city down! Get rid of the virus. A deadly virus is amongst us and the American people are arguing about whether or not to stay home for a few weeks until it passes. I wonder about some people. I guess they have nothing better to do than protest something.

  8. May God have mercy on all your souls for back biting, Why don’t pone of you run for the white house? God if you believe in him said to respect people that are in charge and to respect your country. I just know some day when he returns its going to bite you all in the ass!

  9. Hasn’t anyone thought that the Virus could be a conspiracy between China and the Democrats. After all, Trump has been putting pressure on China lately and the Coronavirus is supposedly worse for the aged (senior citizens). They are supposed to be more vulnerable and generally speaking would likely be the more conservative and Trump voters. Think about that pertaining to the upcoming November election !

  10. If Obama would have fired him and had his DOJ prosecute him for criminal acts in Ukraine and China and instead of running for the presidency he would be in jail and he is still guilty of those crimes but for DemocRATS it is a badge of honor!

  11. This is just an overshadowing of things to come if Democrats get in power again this fall. Nancy Pelosi has already confirmed herself as the celebrated queen of heaven by gumming up what would have been a chance to redeem the Democratic party. By demanding pork funding for Democrat special interests in exchange for a little help for the true American tax payers she has made her party look petty, arrogant and cheap. Democrats are mad hungry for the power they had during the Obama administration and will stop at nothing to get it again. Dementia Joe is just a prop for the party to vote for, Nancy Pelosi is the real threat and we need to nip this in the bud if we want to keep America free. Vote Trump/Pence this fall and let’s take back the House and Senate! MAGA 2020

  12. People in that state and city need to get off their dead asses and either ignore the shit that she has imposed or kick her ass out of office,come on people who owns country anyways the politicians or the who not politicians meaning the mainstream population? Get your shit together people

  13. The leadership of NM has to do something to stop this virus from spreading. As far as input on BIden, the nomination is a setup because the DNC and top Dems are trying to get Michelle Obama and Hillary to step in together and replace BIden for the WH. Either way you will have a power hungry leadership which will probably destroy our economy and future and sell us out to China.

  14. COGNIZANT, AWAKE, INFORMED N.M.ers should hastily be communicating to organize and conduct a RECALL ELECTION. Regarding the common characteristics of the typical Democrat, (Left leaning, Parasite or Predator and Inveterate Liar), we the voter have to look at their voting records and confirm their accomplishments before checking the box on the ballot instead of being sucked in by the “Rahh Rahh Siscumbahh feverish cheerleader mood of election time. Maybe we’d have some better balanced Governors than Whitmer and Grisham. Some officials who are familiar with our BILL OF RIGHTS and THE CONSTITUTION wouldn’t hurt. And we better seek them out before Pelosi and the Democrat Costumed Communists turn us over to Bejing, the NWO and Satan.

  15. What sort of activity is the governor and mayor(s) actually trying to stop, with a 5 PM to 8 AM blockage of traffic into and out of town, but open during the day? Inappropriate “social interaction”? Won’t that just shift to the daylight hours? It can’t be food stores and the like. All you have to do is there is just limit the store hours.
    It is NOT true that the city of Gallup is under 24 hour quarantine, as implied by the headline. It is just a limited form of curfew. It may prevent some workers from getting to and from work, but it is not clear any other modified form of social-distancing has been implemented! Little is likely to change on the virus front.

  16. I used to live in New Mexico for nineteen years, and it is firmly entrenched in Democrat hands. Gallup is basically an indigenous city on the edge of the Navaho nation. The governor practically declaring martial law is trampling the First Amendment. She also tried ramming through red flag gun control laws and had to back pedal before she was about to be tarred and feathered to put it mildly. Perhaps, this time it may become a reality.

  17. Biden is not as full of shit a Trump!!!!!!! I remember back to Franklin Roosevelt and none were as big of liars as Trump.

  18. The governor is a desperate politician. It is not clear that any of her orders have had an effect on the spread of the virus, only success in killing the economy. If they can close a road for construction, or mounting snow drifts, I suppose they can do it for this, not that it will help.

  19. The reason for the town of Gallup, New Mexico, to be isolated from the rest of America, as well as the reason for the “sharp spike” in local infections is blatantly simple, once one has learned to “think outside the box” and to see those in “Power” as what they really are:
    This small, isolated locale has been appointed as a “research & development” Test Site by the creators and perpetrators of and to further the agenda of this Coronavirus Plandemic. SHHH.

  20. I’m 68, and yet I still vividly recall the assassination of JFK, which I watched on a TV in my Grade-School cafeteria. I think that it should be “Required Viewing” for all of these money & power-mad Politicians of Today. JFK was one of the last of the Good Guys, but we shouldn’t restrict such “removal” to only the Good Guys, especially these fine days.

  21. I think! if Trump, still the election again, he will need OBAMA Brain to make the economy better. don’t you think? I am independent.

  22. Think about this! When China (the most populous country in the world) first discovered the virus and identified it, they went into a 14 day complete shut down of everything, except for emergency personnel. So many people were in up in arms about this government intervention of human rights! BUT CHECK THE DEATH TOLLS! Since they did the shut down quickly they were able to contain most of the virus! Look at the USA death tolls! Our freedom of movement, is a right in most peoples minds, but that has enabled the virus to spread like wildfire, and so far has taken almost 300,000 people in the USA alone! So I applaud Governors, Mayors, and shutting down!

  23. If an election can’t be won without tearing down the opposition, we are in deep trouble. We would have better information to help us make a decision about whom to vote for, if candidates would spend more words telling what they would do, if elected. It’s OK to disagree, but let’s do it with respect. We must consider what we are teaching our young people by example. They are the future of our country. There is no excuse for vulgar, demeaning language. Alberta S.

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