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2020-05-22 6:20:30 PM  
Short answer: no.  Long answer: noooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
2020-05-22 7:11:43 PM  
Some of you drooling idiots should have been wearing a mask for years

/Just so the rest of us wouldn't have to look at you
 
2020-05-22 7:16:44 PM  
Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?
 
2020-05-22 7:31:22 PM  
Conservatives: "I can deny service to gay people because FREEDUMZ!"

Conservatives: "You can't deny me service because FREEDUMZ!"
 
2020-05-22 7:43:54 PM  
 
2020-05-22 7:44:02 PM  
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2020-05-22 8:30:10 PM  
I can see where this is going to run headlong into the QAnon wood chipper:

Dan Barr, a constitutional law and first amendment lawyer at Perkins Coie.

Oh! You mean Killary law firm Perkins Coie who illegally colluded with Russia to get the illegal Steele dossier! Nice try!
 
2020-05-22 8:32:16 PM  

Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?


America, F*ck Yeah!
 
2020-05-22 8:45:08 PM  

fusillade762: Conservatives: "I can deny service to gay people because FREEDUMZ!"

Conservatives: "You can't deny me service because FREEDUMZ!"


And silence when another black person is killed by random white crackers or police.
 
2020-05-22 9:02:36 PM  
Overgrown babies don't want to wear masks in Walmart (or, even in the mask factory).
Meanwhile this 100 year-old hero raised $40m+ for charity.


Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood
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Oh, and he also whupped some frickin' Nazi ass in his youth.
 
2020-05-22 9:02:57 PM  

Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?


It's pretty ethnocentric to think that Americans are the only ones who do stupid things.
 
2020-05-22 9:05:32 PM  
"No with an and"
 
2020-05-22 9:06:34 PM  

Nefarious: Short answer: no.  Long answer: noooooooooooooooooooooooo


Nelson Answer:

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2020-05-22 9:11:33 PM  
I'm sure the Covidiots can get Constituional Scholar™ Jonathon Turley to conjure up a contradictory opinion, and then we're right back where we started!

In Soviet America, there is no truth or fact, only opposition thrown every direction.
 
2020-05-22 9:13:15 PM  

Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?


Unimpeded overinflated sense of entitlement and lack of compassion for others.
 
2020-05-22 9:14:32 PM  
Simple logic and common sense says he's right, regardless of other positions that have been defended by the same law firm at other times.
 
2020-05-22 9:16:52 PM  
The Conservatives took away any argument against forced masks with the Supreme Court ruling on the gay wedding cake.

You reap what you sow!
 
2020-05-22 9:21:50 PM  
We already require shirt, shoes, and pants for service. Why the fark is this any different?
 
2020-05-22 9:21:53 PM  
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2020-05-22 9:22:16 PM  
My well-regulated face... SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
 
2020-05-22 9:22:29 PM  
why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?
 
2020-05-22 9:22:39 PM  

fusillade762: Conservatives: "I can deny service to gay people because FREEDUMZ!"

Conservatives: "You can't deny me service because FREEDUMZ!"


Rule No 1: Whatever is most convenient for ME!!
 
2020-05-22 9:23:59 PM  

docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?


And don't get me started about pants.  My peculiars get all sweaty when they can't wave in the breeze.
 
2020-05-22 9:24:47 PM  

docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?


Gloves become unsanitary just ask quickly as bare hands.
 
2020-05-22 9:24:53 PM  

docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?


Because you touch yourself at night.
 
2020-05-22 9:26:33 PM  
Not wearing a mask.I will steal the hat off Richard Petty before I wear a mask.Hell I might wear a bra and stuff
 
2020-05-22 9:27:20 PM  

Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?


It's an AMP link, but here's an interesting take on that.
 
2020-05-22 9:28:33 PM  
2nd amendment says otherwise.
 
2020-05-22 9:28:41 PM  

AcneVulgaris: docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?

And don't get me started about pants.  My peculiars get all sweaty when they can't wave in the breeze.


Homer approves.

Don't you hate pants?
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2020-05-22 9:28:43 PM  

docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?


Liberals aren't forcing people to wear masks.  They're giving business the FREEDOM to choose to only have masked customers.

And gloves don't work for viruses flying in the air from face to face.  And gloves don't work if you're touching your face with them.  Unless you are at risk for harming your hands or are touching other people, frequent hand washing and sanitizer is just as good as gloves.
 
2020-05-22 9:30:48 PM  
They might have checked the commie socialist constitution at the archives but my pocket constitution says otherwise.
 
2020-05-22 9:32:55 PM  
Privately owned property says you must wear a mask to participate in life sustaining activities on their property.  You must wear a mask.

or

Don't wear a mask, get kicked of the property for lllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii​iiiiiiiiiifffffffeeeeee!

Privately owned property says you CAN NOT participate in life sustaining activities on their property.  EVAH!!!!


Wear a mask you stupid FUK!
 
2020-05-22 9:33:21 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?

Because you touch yourself at night in the juice aisle

 
2020-05-22 9:33:31 PM  

12349876: The Conservatives took away any argument against forced masks with the Supreme Court ruling on the gay wedding cake.

You reap what you sow!


... huh?
 
2020-05-22 9:33:46 PM  
I have a medical condition. There is a burr lodged deeply up my ass. I will not let you inspect my ass, or describe the burr for you, or my ass. In fact, I won't actually confirm that it is a burr that is lodged up my ass even if it is obvious to everyone.

HIPPA rules prevent me from disclosing the nature of the burr or the exact excretory orifice that the burr is lodged in, but let your imagination run wild. However, let it it be known that the burr and orifice combination compel me to ask you to let me see your manager. I am Karen, hear me roar.
 
2020-05-22 9:34:22 PM  

NeoCortex42: We already require shirt, shoes, and pants for service. Why the fark is this any different?


Interesting fact, the no shoes no shirt sign blossomed to all parts of the country (away from beach communities) as a workaround to deprive hippies of their civil rights, in much the same way no mask no service signs seek to deprive God loving white people of their rights.
 
2020-05-22 9:34:24 PM  

12349876: docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?

Liberals aren't forcing people to wear masks.  They're giving business the FREEDOM to choose to only have masked customers.

And gloves don't work for viruses flying in the air from face to face.  And gloves don't work if you're touching your face with them.  Unless you are at risk for harming your hands or are touching other people, frequent hand washing and sanitizer is just as good as gloves.


Better, gloves get dirty too, look up cross contamination, so if you wear gloves and either touch nothing or replace them every time you touch something they're useless.
 
2020-05-22 9:34:54 PM  

Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?


I haven't heard of too many cell phone towers being destroyed in the US to stop covid-19.
 
2020-05-22 9:34:57 PM  
9news should hire a proofreader.


""I'm not doing it because I woke up in a free country," the member in the video said when he was told wearing a mask was against Costco's policy."

 
2020-05-22 9:36:07 PM  

GrogSmash: 12349876: The Conservatives took away any argument against forced masks with the Supreme Court ruling on the gay wedding cake.

You reap what you sow!

... huh?


If you're going to give businesses freedom to choose their customers you might not always like the freedom they express.
 
2020-05-22 9:36:41 PM  

Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?


Freedumb.
 
2020-05-22 9:37:50 PM  

12349876: GrogSmash: 12349876: The Conservatives took away any argument against forced masks with the Supreme Court ruling on the gay wedding cake.

You reap what you sow!

... huh?

If you're going to give businesses freedom to choose their customers you might not always like the freedom they express.


This is a slightly different scenario.

Dumbassery vs. ...well, dumbassery, true.  But two different batches of dumbassery.
 
2020-05-22 9:38:26 PM  
Man robbing a bank:  you are violating my rights and freedoms by insisting I do not wear a mask disguise.

Men in grocery store: you are violating my rights and freedoms by insisting I cover my infection hole.

Morbo the News Monster: Electric fans, windmills, gravity, planets, God, THE LAW, CONSTITUTION, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, ETC., DO NOT WORK LIKE THAT.
 
2020-05-22 9:39:55 PM  

sandi_fish: Bowen: Do other countries have this level of widespread derp? If not, what the hell is wrong with us?

Freedumb.


Kinda like how people don't understand that rules means the same thing as regulations.

Rules are a good thing, regulations aren't.
 
2020-05-22 9:40:22 PM  

docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?


Because fark you that's why
 
2020-05-22 9:41:55 PM  

snowshovel: 2nd amendment says otherwise.


Just step right into it why don't you

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2020-05-22 9:42:15 PM  
I do wonder how convenience store clerks feel about everybody coming in looking like they are about to rob the place.
 
2020-05-22 9:45:40 PM  
Alice in Wonderland woke up normal. But by the time she got to the door of Wonderland, she was no longer her former self. Learn from this.

Waking up in a free country does not guarantee you will still be in one by Noon.

Trump is certainly doing all in his power, him and his minions and supporters from the Republican left to the Furthest Right, to make sure the country you are in is not a free one.

In the mean time, freedom doesn't mean licence to do as you please. It means protection from other people doing as they should not.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. -- Jesus
No not do unto others that which you would not like them to do unto you. - Confucius
Wish for your brother that which you would wish for yourself. -- Mohammed.

The Constitution makes utterly zero mention of gays, abortions, or face masks. It sets the structure and the rules of the Federal and State governments and reserves all powers to the people and states not expressly distributed to the Federal Governent and its officers. That is what "political or constitutional freedoms" mean.

It's a lot of freedoms, but none of them are totally safe or certain from a would-be tyrant with the powers of a Divine Right of Kings Monarch or a dictator, so none of them are guaranted against Trump and tumpery unless you stand up for them and behind them in the real world, not "free speech" or an imaginery virtual forum.
 
2020-05-22 9:45:41 PM  

docilej: why did the Liberals stop at forcing to make people wear just masks? If you have to wear masks in public then shouldn't the government enforce a glove wearing mandate too? Why one and not the other?


While we are at it let's mandate chasity belts too. You know for the pro-life crowd. Keep the political repression separate, but equal...
 
2020-05-22 9:45:50 PM  
(Didn't bother to read the article.) Nobody with any sense thought that this was a constitutional issue. You have the right of free speech, but that does not include the right to shout, "Fire!" in a crowded theater. You have the right to be with other people, but that does not include the right to catch a possibly deadly disease from them and then give it to others.
 
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