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(KOMU Columbia)   Missouri Governor and Andy Rooney cosplayer Mike Parson says he's not to blame for surge in COVID-19 cases since he reopened the state, the media and the people who died are   (komu.com) divider line
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2020-06-25 8:46:10 AM  
Who could be as callous and irresponsible as Trump?

Parson - "Hold my beer."
 
2020-06-25 9:55:31 AM  
In whiny Andy Rooney tone... "You ever wonder why the governor of Missourri is such a douche?"
 
2020-06-25 10:14:35 AM  
Damnit.  If you're not going to be the governor, GET OUT.

Time to donate to Nicole Galloway again.
 
2020-06-25 10:59:55 AM  
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2020-06-25 11:21:27 AM  
COVID deaths are ahead of car deaths by far. An odd comparison.
 
2020-06-25 11:41:30 AM  
He removed his mouth from Trump's anus long enough to get that out?
 
2020-06-25 11:41:35 AM  
These assclowns really are one-trick ponies.  Too bad the virus doesn't flinch when you blame the libs.
 
2020-06-25 11:45:58 AM  

Alphax: Damnit.  If you're not going to be the governor, GET OUT.

Time to donate to Nicole Galloway again.


I really want to see her win, but the polling I've seen doesn't look that promising.

This farking state
 
2020-06-25 11:46:05 AM  
And as I've been venting about for the last 24 hours, I got a call yesterday from my boss. Our covid-19 unit is reopening after 2 weeks of being shut down. We had got this down to the point where we only had a handful of patients and they were being put in singular isolation rooms. Thanks to the dumbfarkery that's going on in this state, we now we have entire units dedicated to covid-19 again. Now I get to risk my health to go save people that a week ago said f*** you all I don't need no goddamn mask! I got freedoms!!
 
2020-06-25 11:47:34 AM  
Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.
 
2020-06-25 11:48:34 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Alphax: Damnit.  If you're not going to be the governor, GET OUT.

Time to donate to Nicole Galloway again.

I really want to see her win, but the polling I've seen doesn't look that promising.

This farking state


She should run ads with this particular story.  'He's killing us, but he doesn't care.'
 
2020-06-25 11:49:10 AM  

numbers17: Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.


Surrounding rural areas?

I'm in St. Charles and people here are already pretending it's over. I wear a mask when I go out here and I'm in the minority.
 
2020-06-25 11:51:15 AM  
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Just going to keep spamming this today I guess.
 
2020-06-25 11:52:13 AM  
If you repealed the speed limit and seat belt laws and the death rate for auto accidents went up.. Then yes you would have responsibility.. Reopening before the the states before they are ready is the same thing. The governors who did this will bear responsibility.
 
2020-06-25 11:53:09 AM  
As someone traveling to Missouri next month, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2020-06-25 11:56:49 AM  

Mcavity: If you repealed the speed limit and seat belt laws and the death rate for auto accidents went up.. Then yes you would have responsibility.. Reopening before the the states before they are ready is the same thing. The governors who did this will bear responsibility.


He didn't really shut things down in the first place.. the cities had to go ahead and do it without him.
 
2020-06-25 11:57:22 AM  

numbers17: Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.


At least some of them are coming around. Too late but it helps.

The bold part. You put into words what I haven't been able to. That is the perfect description.
 
2020-06-25 11:58:10 AM  

numbers17: Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.


Also from Missouri (CoMo).  Also do the mask walk of shame (not only was I chewed out by one gentleman for being the only one in the park wearing the mask, but was also accused of being racist because he didn't like how I was keeping distance when we crossed paths on the sidewalk.  Which I did with everyone.)

But being the worst at Covid isn't a winner-take-all contest.  Parson's actions and attitude towards it are somewhere between "Not helping" and "Actively contributing to making things worse"
 
2020-06-25 11:59:42 AM  
He also suggested the media has some responsibility for not doing "a good enough job really telling people the facts."

Sounds like an invitation to look at some of the messaging his office has put out.
 
2020-06-25 12:00:15 PM  

Oysterman: numbers17: Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.

Also from Missouri (CoMo).  Also do the mask walk of shame (not only was I chewed out by one gentleman for being the only one in the park wearing the mask, but was also accused of being racist because he didn't like how I was keeping distance when we crossed paths on the sidewalk.  Which I did with everyone.)

But being the worst at Covid isn't a winner-take-all contest.  Parson's actions and attitude towards it are somewhere between "Not helping" and "Actively contributing to making things worse"


I still haven't had someone comment on my mask, and I've been in rural KY.  I have to admit I'm itching for it.  I have a public health degree and want to shut these assholes down so hard.
 
2020-06-25 12:00:22 PM  
I'm actually chuckling... I never expected anything else, and now there they gone and done it, so... *shrug*
It's just really "I take no responsibility" in trumpaneselite™.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent investigators to southwest Missouri . A total of 634 CDC staff are currently working in state, tribal, local and territorial health agencies in response to the virus outbreak.

When you have six hundred CDC people working in your state, and then they send in special forces to a specific area... you should know that the aliens from Covid-19 have landed.
 
2020-06-25 12:08:34 PM  
Mike Parson, who last year signed an 8-week abortion ban in an effort to make Missouri "the most Pro-Life state in the country", throws up his useless hands as thousands of people die because there's nothing that can be done.

Because Missouri cares about all life, you see.

// from his campaign website: "[Mike] has consistently voted for legislation that has made our state among the most pro-life in the nation"
// pro-life, unless that life requires wearing a mask to "protect"
 
2020-06-25 12:10:36 PM  

Hey Nurse!: And as I've been venting about for the last 24 hours, I got a call yesterday from my boss. Our covid-19 unit is reopening after 2 weeks of being shut down. We had got this down to the point where we only had a handful of patients and they were being put in singular isolation rooms. Thanks to the dumbfarkery that's going on in this state, we now we have entire units dedicated to covid-19 again. Now I get to risk my health to go save people that a week ago said f*** you all I don't need no goddamn mask! I got freedoms!!


All I can say is thank you, and I'm sorry.

We aren't in the same local, but some people are still trying.
I go to the store once a week. 2 mile round trip, mask and sanitizer... I still have 1/2 a tank of gas that I filled up over 3 months ago. My wife only leaves the house to take her father to chemo treatments/tests/blood transfusions, etc... 1-2 times a week.
We aren't unreasonably afraid for ourselves, but we have vulnerable people in our lives, AND don't want to be part of the larger problem.
It just takes a little intellect, but little intellect is part of the larger problem...

Good luck.
 
2020-06-25 12:12:57 PM  
Well the media did repeat Trumps words that it was a hoax and nothing to be worried about it's just like the flu... so he may be right...

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2020-06-25 12:20:27 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Mike Parson, who last year signed an 8-week abortion ban in an effort to make Missouri "the most Pro-Life state in the country", throws up his useless hands as thousands of people die because there's nothing that can be done.

Because Missouri cares about all life, you see.

// from his campaign website: "[Mike] has consistently voted for legislation that has made our state among the most pro-life in the nation"
// pro-life, unless that life requires wearing a mask to "protect"


Thank you for a great post and about something that really grinds my gears!
 
2020-06-25 12:27:43 PM  
A true masterclass in dereliction of duty.  A true Republican™!
 
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2020-06-25 12:29:01 PM  

Mrtraveler01: numbers17: Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.

Surrounding rural areas?

I'm in St. Charles and people here are already pretending it's over. I wear a mask when I go out here and I'm in the minority.


I went mountain biking at Indian Camp Creek park near Wentzville and it was wall to wall people in the creek and sandbars. Nobody in the woods though.
 
2020-06-25 12:30:51 PM  
Asking for an apology is a sign of weakness in American society. The apologizer can say anything, and doesn't need to take any action. "I take full responsibility..." in that country means, "I will do nothing to fix this and apology is a form of punishment so I will not be punished further." I mean, they think that apologizing is a punishment instead of an acknowledgement of equality between peers. It's like the USA is a brutal monarchist state. So the Dems are losing votes by asking for an apology.

They need to do things like target his income. Does he own a business? Utterly destroy the supply chain for it by establishing guilt by association, the way the GOP does.
 
2020-06-25 1:09:55 PM  
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2020-06-25 1:10:43 PM  

Oysterman: numbers17: Here's the deal.

He's actually not farking wrong.

I live in Missouri and if I leave my city to the surrounding rural areas and wear a facemask they look at me like a liberal infiltrator. They are farking done with the coronavirus and have zero desire to take it seriously. I am not joking when I say that they treat COVID no worse than a seasonal cold and people need to "stop being snowflakes and freaking out". They have drank the Kool-aid and asked for seconds.

They will NOT take it seriously at all until they catch COVID-19 or a closed family member does.

Wearing a mask to these people would be asking to betray a royal decree from his Highness Donald J Trump. They no longer see themselves as citizens of the United States, but rather subjects of the President.

Also from Missouri (CoMo).  Also do the mask walk of shame (not only was I chewed out by one gentleman for being the only one in the park wearing the mask, but was also accused of being racist because he didn't like how I was keeping distance when we crossed paths on the sidewalk.  Which I did with everyone.)

But being the worst at Covid isn't a winner-take-all contest.  Parson's actions and attitude towards it are somewhere between "Not helping" and "Actively contributing to making things worse"


Fortunately I get to stay in St. Louis County most of the time so I haven't had to deal with this shiat much.  This state has really sunk in the last 20 years.  Hard to imagine that we used to be a bell weather state that would flip R & D all the time, but beyond the few urban counties it's completely R now.  Would love to see Galloway do something in the Gov race but I don't know if a D can win here anymore.  So we'll probably be stuck with Default Governor Fudd for another term or there's talk of ex-governor Safeword (Greitens) coming back.  Like we need more of that crap.
 
2020-06-25 1:13:05 PM  

Percise1: I'm actually chuckling... I never expected anything else, and now there they gone and done it, so... *shrug*
It's just really "I take no responsibility" in trumpaneselite™.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent investigators to southwest Missouri . A total of 634 CDC staff are currently working in state, tribal, local and territorial health agencies in response to the virus outbreak.

When you have six hundred CDC people working in your state, and then they send in special forces to a specific area... you should know that the aliens from Covid-19 have landed.


Sadly. that is 634 workers for the entire nation working with various public health agencies.
 
2020-06-25 1:15:38 PM  
"Do I feel guilty because we have car accidents and people die every day? No, I don't feel guilty about that," Parson said. "Each person that gets in those situations, things happen like that in life. They do. I don't know that any one person's responsible for that, no more than anybody else standing out here in this hallway."

If you repealed all the traffic laws and told people to just get behind the wheel and go nuts, you'd be responsible. You could enact safeguards and tell people to take precautions, but you won't. It's pure negligence, and it IS your fault.
 
2020-06-25 1:23:06 PM  

silverblues: Percise1: I'm actually chuckling... I never expected anything else, and now there they gone and done it, so... *shrug*
It's just really "I take no responsibility" in trumpaneselite™.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent investigators to southwest Missouri . A total of 634 CDC staff are currently working in state, tribal, local and territorial health agencies in response to the virus outbreak.

When you have six hundred CDC people working in your state, and then they send in special forces to a specific area... you should know that the aliens from Covid-19 have landed.

Sadly. that is 634 workers for the entire nation working with various public health agencies.


Oh...
I read it as within that state, but I think you are correct... that spans all states, agencies, etc.
Not enough in a crisis, I think...
 
2020-06-25 3:07:00 PM  
Why do people go into government if they don't actually want to govern?
 
2020-06-25 3:10:45 PM  

tekmo: Why do people go into government if they don't actually want to govern?


Seems most Republicans really want to be pundits.  No actual work, just shiat talking.
 
2020-06-25 3:40:40 PM  

tekmo: Why do people go into government if they don't actually want to govern?


It's white collar welfare.
 
2020-06-26 12:48:17 PM  
He said no one would expect him to take responsibility if someone was involved in an accident on a Missouri road.


Except if there was a blizzard and the roads should be closed, and you kept them open, you would be responsible.


this is different how?
 
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