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(The Daily Beast)   Alabama has been holding graduation ceremonies packed to capacity with the end result being packed hospitals   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 8:56:18 AM  
Southern man
Better keep your head
You ignored
What Doc Fauci said
Covid bug
Gonna kill you all
Now your bodies
Are piling fast
Southern man
 
2020-05-22 9:01:38 AM  
Well, learning that abject stupidity can lead to negative consequences is at least as valid a life lesson to learn from a graduation ceremony as any other pearls of wisdom that the selected speaker might choose to deliver.
 
2020-05-22 9:04:43 AM  

Mollari: Southern man
Better keep your head
You ignored
What Doc Fauci said
Covid bug
Gonna kill you all
Now your bodies
Are piling fast
Southern man


Roll snide
 
2020-05-22 9:10:06 AM  
Congratulations!  Now die for the economy.
 
2020-05-22 9:11:20 AM  
Alabama: *cough* Don't care *cough cough* We're stickin' it to the *cough* libs!
 
2020-05-22 9:13:13 AM  
Over the next several weeks of isolation, he and his classmates were stripped of the pomp and circumstance that usually accompany their rite of passage.

Dude, it's just high school.  You can sleepwalk your way to graduation from high school.
 
2020-05-22 9:13:24 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Well, learning that abject stupidity can lead to negative consequences is at least as valid a life lesson to learn from a graduation ceremony as any other pearls of wisdom that the selected speaker might choose to deliver.


This is Alabama - I'd be surprised if they learnt even that lesson: the bar for graduation is so low it's a tripping hazard.
 
2020-05-22 9:13:31 AM  
Well, Trump will finally have his barrier to the south in the form of a mound of corpses composed of his base.
 
2020-05-22 9:14:30 AM  
why are americans so stupid?
 
2020-05-22 9:18:25 AM  
Trump supporters seem like a self correcting problem.
 
2020-05-22 9:18:44 AM  
Stop demanding hugs, especially you older folks with boundary issues.

The Girl Scouts are correct, it's an entirely farked up thing to raise kids, particularly girls, to feel obligated to hug anyone they don't want to hug.

A demand for a hug is a threat in the age of Covid-19, stand your ground!
 
2020-05-22 9:18:45 AM  
Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.
 
2020-05-22 9:22:22 AM  
More Hillary butthurts here than you would think. When you have to blame everything on the current president, you are a pretty sad case.
 
2020-05-22 9:23:26 AM  

wataga123: More Hillary butthurts here than you would think. When you have to blame everything on the current president, you are a pretty sad case.


Aww, do you need a hug?
 
2020-05-22 9:24:52 AM  

wataga123: More Hillary butthurts here than you would think. When you have to blame everything on the current president, you are a pretty sad case.


Thank you for your insightful and relevant commentary to the discussion at hand. You truly are a valued member of the community.
 
2020-05-22 9:25:19 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Over the next several weeks of isolation, he and his classmates were stripped of the pomp and circumstance that usually accompany their rite of passage.

Dude, it's just high school.  You can sleepwalk your way to graduation from high school.


Dude, it's the highest education he is gonna get, let him have his moment.  He'll catch the virus and be gone before ya know it.
 
2020-05-22 9:26:17 AM  
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2020-05-22 9:27:28 AM  
And I thought Indiana had a "fark you" type complex that lead us to be contrarian.

What is going on in Alabama is a total "fark you" to reality.
 
2020-05-22 9:28:19 AM  
Sorry, PN, I marked it as funny, too, as I am becoming more sardonic and amused by the absolute mindlessness of current decisions being made for money and policies.  I wonder yet whether people realize that it is hard to be "economic" while being deceased...  I mean, after the slight bump from a funeral and maybe paying a pastor or such, that's it.
 
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2020-05-22 9:29:06 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Over the next several weeks of isolation, he and his classmates were stripped of the pomp and circumstance that usually accompany their rite of passage.

Dude, it's just high school.  You can sleepwalk your way to graduation from high school.


Hey now!  He worked for hours and hours every night with Uncle Dad's help to get through that ciphering class!
 
2020-05-22 9:29:32 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.


Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.
 
2020-05-22 9:31:15 AM  
My state gubmint is wacked.
"...676 new cases of coronavirus and 48 deaths Thursday for a total of 29,936 cases and 1,764 deaths since the pandemic hit the state. It was the second day in a row of a nearly 100-case jump in the count. "
Gubernor gonna ease restrictions today allowing restaurants etc at 50% capacity.
 
2020-05-22 9:32:26 AM  

12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.


Parts?
 
2020-05-22 9:32:41 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Over the next several weeks of isolation, he and his classmates were stripped of the pomp and circumstance that usually accompany their rite of passage.

Dude, it's just high school.  You can sleepwalk your way to graduation from high school.



I didn't even *go* to my graduation - I had them mail my certificate.
 
2020-05-22 9:34:16 AM  

bobtheme: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

Parts?


99.9999999999999999 % is still not 100 %.
 
2020-05-22 9:35:28 AM  

12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.


And it seemed like the city officials were urging caution and staying at home. It was the governor that wanted everything open. Unless I misread the article
 
2020-05-22 9:38:40 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.


They're some of the handful of cities in Alabama that have ICU beds - everyone in the surrounding Republican run counties go to them for medical care. Maybe if the Republican Governor and Legislature didn't kill rural hospitals...
 
2020-05-22 9:48:49 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.


They have adequate hospitals so we already knew that.
 
2020-05-22 9:49:20 AM  

It's pronounced pacKAGE: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

And it seemed like the city officials were urging caution and staying at home. It was the governor that wanted everything open. Unless I misread the article


The Alabama AG basically told the Birmingham mayor not to get to uppity with his face mask ordinance .
 
2020-05-22 10:01:45 AM  

12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.


The problem with what you're saying and some of your cohorts are agreeing with is that the hotspots are just in the cities and counties run by Democrats. That means Democrat voters put them into power. It's a runaway train of stupidity... much like NYC and San Francisco. Suburbs and counties in the south with smart, responsible Republicans are doing just fine.
 
2020-05-22 10:04:05 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

The problem with what you're saying and some of your cohorts are agreeing with is that the hotspots are just in the cities and counties run by Democrats. That means Democrat voters put them into power. It's a runaway train of stupidity... much like NYC and San Francisco. Suburbs and counties in the south with smart, responsible Republicans are doing just fine.


Somebody didn't read the article.

"Many people in Montgomery hospitals are not from Montgomery," Reed said. "They're suffering because they don't have the rural health-care system in place that they need."
 
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2020-05-22 10:12:23 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: The problem with what you're saying and some of your cohorts are agreeing with is that the hotspots are just in the cities and counties run by Democrats. That means Democrat voters put them into power. It's a runaway train of stupidity... much like NYC and San Francisco. Suburbs and counties in the south with smart, responsible Republicans are doing just fine.


Do you ever get beyond tribal stupidity to just feel some regular human empathy?
 
2020-05-22 10:14:24 AM  
This is all a matter of setting your expectations: we should all just be impressed with the fact that ALABAMA was able to fill MULTIPLE ROOMS with people graduating High School.
 
2020-05-22 10:15:11 AM  

12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.


Urban areas lean Democratic; rural areas lean Republican.

The farking article specifically mentions that most of the patients in the ICU with Cornavirus are from rural areas that don't have hospitals.
 
2020-05-22 10:17:30 AM  

12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

The problem with what you're saying and some of your cohorts are agreeing with is that the hotspots are just in the cities and counties run by Democrats. That means Democrat voters put them into power. It's a runaway train of stupidity... much like NYC and San Francisco. Suburbs and counties in the south with smart, responsible Republicans are doing just fine.

Somebody didn't read the article.


1. I read the article linked, not every link in the article.
2. That particular link is 2 months old, when people were still scrambling to get tested because of the panic the media caused.
3. There is no argument to be made that Democrat-led cities and counties are doing better than Republican ones.
 
2020-05-22 10:19:50 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.


That's only partially true.  Mobile has overtaken them.  Mobile county is top of the state in total infections, new cases, and deaths.  People around here keep pretending there's no problem and that their half worn, half assed mask is all they need to handle the situation.
 
2020-05-22 10:21:43 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

The problem with what you're saying and some of your cohorts are agreeing with is that the hotspots are just in the cities and counties run by Democrats. That means Democrat voters put them into power. It's a runaway train of stupidity... much like NYC and San Francisco. Suburbs and counties in the south with smart, responsible Republicans are doing just fine.

Somebody didn't read the article.

1. I read the article linked, not every link in the article.
2. That particular link is 2 months old, when people were still scrambling to get tested because of the panic the media caused.
3. There is no argument to be made that Democrat-led cities and counties are doing better than Republican ones.


Somebody didn't read the quote.  The link was irrelevant.  LOTS OF PEOPLE IN BIG CITY HOSPITALS ARE NOT FROM BIG CITIES.  What's it going to take to get that through you thick farking skull?
 
2020-05-22 10:52:11 AM  
Did I catch the timeline correct? Hospitals are overloaded now, and they are holding graduation ceremonies anyway?

That's not just packed hospitals as an end result. That's Italy-like levels of problems in about 2 weeks. . .
 
2020-05-22 10:52:35 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Over the next several weeks of isolation, he and his classmates were stripped of the pomp and circumstance that usually accompany their rite of passage.

Dude, it's just high school.  You can sleepwalk your way to graduation from high school.


It's probably the biggest thing that will happen in their lives.
 
2020-05-22 10:54:20 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

The problem with what you're saying and some of your cohorts are agreeing with is that the hotspots are just in the cities and counties run by Democrats. That means Democrat voters put them into power. It's a runaway train of stupidity... much like NYC and San Francisco. Suburbs and counties in the south with smart, responsible Republicans are doing just fine.


I'd argue with you but it would be pointless. Worse, it's moot. The great opening experiment is under way, and it will either kick up the numbers or it won't.  Though reality does have a Democratic bias.
 
2020-05-22 11:02:13 AM  
Does anyone really like graduation ceremonies?

I feel like I am the only farker that doesn't care for them.  Especially my HS one.

Did anyone really love their HS graduation ceremony?  Was it magical?  best moment of your life?

Is it really such a disappointment that there aren't any this year?

I feel for the senior spring sport students.
 
2020-05-22 11:02:22 AM  
Just get sick and die you backward farks.
 
2020-05-22 11:06:20 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.


That's all that matters!

/Triggered
 
2020-05-22 11:09:40 AM  
I feel sorry for those born in Alabama.

Once you're an adult and have the means to move somewhere else, well that's your own damn fault for staying.
 
2020-05-22 11:21:59 AM  
Appreciate all the "sympathy" from y'all, such as it is.

My household has been staying in, but of course my husband was called into work weeks ago Since he wanted to actually keep his job, he went.

He was exposed late last week and/or early this week, because one of his coworkers came in with a presumed case of COVID-19 (management will not actually disclose if this employee has COVID - but they did close and deep-clean the store yesterday). And now my husband is currently in bed with a fever, body aches, and gastrointestinal symptoms. 

My husband rarely, if ever, gets sick - in our many years together, I've only seen him get significantly sick once. He's slightly bewildered from the fever, and feeling awful, so I'm trying to keep my temper and my tears in check. I'm not mad at him; I'm mad at everything that isn't him, if that makes sense.

I hope we'll be okay.
 
2020-05-22 11:30:21 AM  

semiautomagic: Appreciate all the "sympathy" from y'all, such as it is.

My household has been staying in, but of course my husband was called into work weeks ago Since he wanted to actually keep his job, he went.

He was exposed late last week and/or early this week, because one of his coworkers came in with a presumed case of COVID-19 (management will not actually disclose if this employee has COVID - but they did close and deep-clean the store yesterday). And now my husband is currently in bed with a fever, body aches, and gastrointestinal symptoms. 

My husband rarely, if ever, gets sick - in our many years together, I've only seen him get significantly sick once. He's slightly bewildered from the fever, and feeling awful, so I'm trying to keep my temper and my tears in check. I'm not mad at him; I'm mad at everything that isn't him, if that makes sense.

I hope we'll be okay.


hugs
 
2020-05-22 11:31:11 AM  

Hyjamon: Does anyone really like graduation ceremonies?


Like them? Not really, particularly as a spectator. But going to mine? Omg, get the fark out of the way I worked hard for that crap. Doubly so for my college degree, but I didn't go to my graduation ceremony for similar "think of others" reasoning. And it sucked. And yeah even 13 years later I'm still a little pissed over it.

So when I see someone in grad robes, I've made sure to make as big a commotion as possible, because they are totally being robbed of someone making a really big deal over something they finished. It's not really ever going to happen in their lives again, and no one ever appreciates you that way as an adult, and that sucks. 

I also ran over to my neighbor's sidewalk and chalked "Congrats" and some other such stuff when I found out their daughter was graduating this year. She gets a bonus because they had a school shooting this year too. So. . . yeah. . .

I don't care about the ceremony. I care that the moment was stolen from these kids.
 
2020-05-22 11:31:40 AM  
#RedneckRemover
 
2020-05-22 11:43:32 AM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: #RedneckRemover


You seem to be ignorant of most of the people who are actually getting sick and dying.
 
2020-05-22 11:46:05 AM  

Geotpf: 12349876: Kangaroo_Ralph: Montgomery and Birmingham, the two cities in trouble, are run by Democrats.

Those places actually have decent hospitals, so they have to treat all the patients from the shiathole parts of the state.

Urban areas lean Democratic; rural areas lean Republican.

The farking article specifically mentions that most of the patients in the ICU with Cornavirus are from rural areas that don't have hospitals.


But those rural denizens prolly came to walmart and cosco IN THE CITIES at least once a week. There is a path... If you buried yourself in a hole for a month, you'd be safe for that month. Isolation is the only weapon we have right now. Everything else; masks, distancing, washing incessantly, are just variations on a theme.
 
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