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(The Hill)   ♫♫ The Gov does what's right/ In the covid fight *CLAPCLAPCLAP*/ He's shut the bars in Texas ♫♫   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-06-26 10:14:38 AM  
I think this is the one
/not subby
//I submitted this with a less clever headline
 
2020-06-26 10:17:27 AM  
Blaming it all on illegal immigrants in 3...2...
 
2020-06-26 10:24:49 AM  
Arizona's next.
People shoulder to shoulder at one bar (friend told me)
 
2020-06-26 10:32:39 AM  
I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.
 
2020-06-26 10:36:52 AM  
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2020-06-26 10:59:02 AM  
Too little, too late.
Shouldn't have listened to your hero Trump and re-opened everything so early.
 
2020-06-26 10:59:38 AM  
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2020-06-26 10:59:51 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Blaming it all on illegal immigrants in 3...2...


But, Chinese are not br... ahhh, tricksy hobbits.
 
2020-06-26 11:01:15 AM  

wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.


Problem with conservatives, it has to happen to them before they care.
 
2020-06-26 11:01:16 AM  
Watch all those ruff and tuff "cow boys" start downloading kik, just so they don't get lonely.
 
2020-06-26 11:01:20 AM  
but will they comply, or just call abbott a communist
 
2020-06-26 11:01:40 AM  

Godscrack: Arizona's next.
People shoulder to shoulder at one bar (friend told me)


I almost went to a bar last night here in Georgia.  The parking lot was 100% full and there were a good dozen cars in a sort of overflow lot.

Uh...no.
 
2020-06-26 11:03:33 AM  

wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.


The bodies will start to overwhelm hospitals and morgues in about two weeks, and at that point will be highly visible
 
2020-06-26 11:05:03 AM  

wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.


yet.
 
2020-06-26 11:05:17 AM  
Too late ahole, a lot of people are going to die for what you believe, hope that gives you nightmares for the rest of your life. But being in the GOP I am sure you had your conscience surgically removed in your teens so he will sleep like a baby.
 
2020-06-26 11:05:22 AM  
I thought bars were their heritage.
 
2020-06-26 11:05:36 AM  

Walker: Too little, too late.
Shouldn't have listened to your hero Trump and re-opened everything so early.


Well, yes, it's probably still too little, but until either there's a highly effective and widely deployed vaccine or enough people have died that it just doesn't really matter anymore, it's never too late.

The one possibly bright spot in all this is that part of the reason we're seeing these massive percentage increases in places populated by large number of stupid people is that they didn't have heavy case loads before May. It's still possible that even though the percentage increases are flying upwards, the absolute numbers of infected are still low enough to catch things and keep them under control.

I'm not going to bet on that, but it's a possibility.
 
2020-06-26 11:06:35 AM  
Nothing like closing the barn door after all the horses have Covid-19.
 
2020-06-26 11:08:24 AM  
Why is that durty RINO closing the bars? Next he'll be supporting masks to help the durty libz hurt Predisent Trump!
 
2020-06-26 11:08:28 AM  

wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.


Well they'll get a chance to see it in the streets in Texas soon. They're ICUs are estimated to be filled by the end of day if not already.

Their extended ICU capacity should be maxed out by around July 4th so Texans who blow their fingers off with fireworks will probably just have to learn to live only being able to count to 7
 
2020-06-26 11:08:32 AM  
HOTY candidate right here, bravo subby.
 
2020-06-26 11:09:09 AM  
its too late.
The here in N texas local HOA announced they're opening the pool with no restrictions other than 'no guests' (and in the same sentence, "We wont be monitoring it" and the amount of applause and cheering is deafening.

Anyone who says anything about there being only 380 ICU beds to serve the 8+ million in the service area gets shouted down and mocked and belittled.
Current theme are blaming everything on the protesters  (there were 300+ of us and everyone wore masks and stayed distant)  totally ignoring the fact that all the restaurants have been packed daily and nobody wears masks in the grocery store/shopping.
Followed by the whole 'masks don't work against viruses', 'all masks do is deplete your oxygen' .

The spike here 2 weeks after the 4th, I fear, will be utterly, heartbreakingly devastating.
 
2020-06-26 11:09:31 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.

Well they'll get a chance to see it in the streets in Texas soon. They're ICUs are estimated to be filled by the end of day if not already.

Their extended ICU capacity should be maxed out by around July 4th so Texans who blow their fingers off with fireworks will probably just have to learn to live only being able to count to 7


Texans can count to seven? I thought that was why they were constantly trying to get educated people to move to Texas...
 
2020-06-26 11:09:35 AM  
Houston's ICU capacity hit 100% yesterday, and the four major counties in Texas were ordered to cancel all elective surgeries in order to free up beds for anticipated COVID patients.

Dallas is seriously considering reopening a triage hospital at the convention center.

Sadly, Dallas County's judge, Clay Jenkins, was on top of the issue months before any other surrounding counties were even considering lockdowns, social distancing, and PPE use in public, and he was silenced by the city council for speaking the truth, and the governor shut him down, and overrode his orders.

This pandemic will go down as the single largest failure of public policy in our nation's history, and it's all squarely on Republican shoulders.
 
2020-06-26 11:09:36 AM  
Why even bother with the shutdowns anymore? We didn't do anything with the time the first round bought us. Lets throw open the flood gates and just get this over with.
 
2020-06-26 11:10:03 AM  
Too little too late, the Texas ICUs are full atm, and they are now filling the emergency surge beds. And those are expected to fill in a few days
 
2020-06-26 11:10:12 AM  

Comic Book Guy: HOTY candidate right here, bravo subby.


Almost. There should be 4 claps.

/not from TX but spent enough time there.
 
2020-06-26 11:10:53 AM  

vudukungfu: Watch all those ruff and tuff "cow boys" start downloading kik, just so they don't get lonely.


How would we watch them do that and why?
 
2020-06-26 11:11:00 AM  

Myrdinn: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Blaming it all on illegal immigrants in 3...2...

But, Chinese are not br... ahhh, tricksy hobbits.


Protip: The Enemy is inside the gates.
 
2020-06-26 11:11:05 AM  

markie_farkie: Houston's ICU capacity hit 100% yesterday, and the four major counties in Texas were ordered to cancel all elective surgeries in order to free up beds for anticipated COVID patients.

Dallas is seriously considering reopening a triage hospital at the convention center.

Sadly, Dallas County's judge, Clay Jenkins, was on top of the issue months before any other surrounding counties were even considering lockdowns, social distancing, and PPE use in public, and he was silenced by the city council for speaking the truth, and the governor shut him down, and overrode his orders.

This pandemic will go down as the single largest failure of public policy in our nation's history, and it's all squarely on Republican shoulders.


But but both sides are exactly the same!
 
2020-06-26 11:11:19 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.

Well they'll get a chance to see it in the streets in Texas soon. They're ICUs are estimated to be filled by the end of day if not already.

Their extended ICU capacity should be maxed out by around July 4th so Texans who blow their fingers off with fireworks will probably just have to learn to live only being able to count to 7


How does that change anything for the average Texan?
 
2020-06-26 11:11:29 AM  
William barr is a piece of shiat
 
2020-06-26 11:11:59 AM  

markie_farkie: Houston's ICU capacity hit 100% yesterday, and the four major counties in Texas were ordered to cancel all elective surgeries in order to free up beds for anticipated COVID patients.

Dallas is seriously considering reopening a triage hospital at the convention center.

Sadly, Dallas County's judge, Clay Jenkins, was on top of the issue months before any other surrounding counties were even considering lockdowns, social distancing, and PPE use in public, and he was silenced by the city council for speaking the truth, and the governor shut him down, and overrode his orders.

This pandemic will go down as the single largest failure of public policy in our nation's history, and it's all squarely on Republican shoulders.


Get the ads ready now.
 
2020-06-26 11:12:02 AM  
Uh...that governor needs to follow FARK more often.  I have it on good authority from some of the "experts" here that the coronavirus flare up in his state is just a bunch of libby libs getting all libbed up.
 
2020-06-26 11:12:17 AM  
But muh freedumbs.  I need to drink pink margatinis.  It's my right!
 
2020-06-26 11:12:54 AM  

markie_farkie: Houston's ICU capacity hit 100% yesterday, and the four major counties in Texas were ordered to cancel all elective surgeries in order to free up beds for anticipated COVID patients.

Dallas is seriously considering reopening a triage hospital at the convention center.

Sadly, Dallas County's judge, Clay Jenkins, was on top of the issue months before any other surrounding counties were even considering lockdowns, social distancing, and PPE use in public, and he was silenced by the city council for speaking the truth, and the governor shut him down, and overrode his orders.

This pandemic will go down as the single largest failure of public policy in our nation's history, and it's all squarely on Republican shoulders.


And yet people will still vote Republican.

/America is a shiathole country
 
2020-06-26 11:13:27 AM  

SilentOpinion: its too late.
The here in N texas local HOA announced they're opening the pool with no restrictions other than 'no guests' (and in the same sentence, "We wont be monitoring it" and the amount of applause and cheering is deafening.

Anyone who says anything about there being only 380 ICU beds to serve the 8+ million in the service area gets shouted down and mocked and belittled.
Current theme are blaming everything on the protesters  (there were 300+ of us and everyone wore masks and stayed distant)  totally ignoring the fact that all the restaurants have been packed daily and nobody wears masks in the grocery store/shopping.
Followed by the whole 'masks don't work against viruses', 'all masks do is deplete your oxygen' .

The spike here 2 weeks after the 4th, I fear, will be utterly, heartbreakingly devastating.


What the actual loving fark is that?  How does these mouth breathers not know how breathing works?  Especially since that whole bandanna over your face thing is a classic western trope, those heroes and or bandits didn't just collapse from a lack of oxygen..
 
2020-06-26 11:13:44 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.

Problem with conservatives, it has to happen to them before they care.


Something that drives me nut about my parents.  Very conservative (most because catholic and abortion)  but they Volunteer at a soup kitchen and are constantly railing about the inhumanity of the system that keep people on the streets.  They volunteer at the local  jail and are PISSED about mass incarceration policies, the problems with the bail system, wrongful convictions, how the war on drugs is a health not a crime problem (hell they even let an addict live with them when he got out of prison for grand larceny when I was kid because he had no other place to go and it was the Christian thing to do)

But they can NOT see a connection between the people they vote for and the problems in society that make them angry
 
2020-06-26 11:13:55 AM  
Meanwhile, in Georgia, Brian Kemp just found out this week that reopening the economy without any safeguards in place is a recipe for disaster.

Actually, he didn't. He says that Georgia "is gaining on" the virus, whatever the fark that means. It's everyone else in the state who are reaping the rewards of Kemp's "actions."
 
2020-06-26 11:13:56 AM  
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2020-06-26 11:14:35 AM  

SilentOpinion: Current theme are blaming everything on the protesters


Protesters or not, the final blame from these assclowns was always, always going to be placed on the "others".
 
2020-06-26 11:15:17 AM  
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2020-06-26 11:15:22 AM  

Delc: Why even bother with the shutdowns anymore? We didn't do anything with the time the first round bought us. Lets throw open the flood gates and just get this over with.


I'd rather die due to my own stupidity, not someone else's, than you very much.
 
2020-06-26 11:15:42 AM  
But are the bars going to heed his call to shut down?

Short of pulling their license to serve alcohol and throwing the owners in jail (let the employees slide), I have my doubts this will be a widespread shutdown.

//no, I did not RTFA
 
2020-06-26 11:15:58 AM  

anwserman: wejash: I think it's too late.

People don't believe it anymore.

The deaths occur in private, no one is laying in the streets.

The sick are gasping, coughing, in private.

Nunbers don't convince people - visuals do.

And other people walking around unmasked and having fun everywhere is a visual they relate to.

The "meh, it won't happen to me" response has settled in. We've really farked it up.

The bodies will start to overwhelm hospitals and morgues in about two weeks, and at that point will be highly visible


At which point the morons will declare "NO ONE TOLD US THIS WOULD HAPPEN!"
 
2020-06-26 11:16:20 AM  

markie_farkie: Houston's ICU capacity hit 100% yesterday, and the four major counties in Texas were ordered to cancel all elective surgeries in order to free up beds for anticipated COVID patients.

Dallas is seriously considering reopening a triage hospital at the convention center.

Sadly, Dallas County's judge, Clay Jenkins, was on top of the issue months before any other surrounding counties were even considering lockdowns, social distancing, and PPE use in public, and he was silenced by the city council for speaking the truth, and the governor shut him down, and overrode his orders.

This pandemic will go down as the single largest failure of public policy in our nation's history, and it's all squarely on Republican shoulders.


The Democrats thank you for your support and campaign speech.  Besides pointing fingers what would you do in this situation?
 
2020-06-26 11:16:27 AM  
I don't get the headline, but I propose:

♫♫ The governor shut the bars down in Texas
Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap
You know he knows that the 'Rona infects us
He ain't gonna close churches to save Jesus
He makes his livin' off of the people's taxes ♫♫
 
2020-06-26 11:16:42 AM  

jso2897: Myrdinn: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Blaming it all on illegal immigrants in 3...2...

But, Chinese are not br... ahhh, tricksy hobbits.

Protip: The Enemy is inside the gates.


Man, next you will be telling me that masks are not a political statement, and Pence said "fewer" instead of a title.
 
2020-06-26 11:16:53 AM  

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2020-06-26 11:17:28 AM  

BlousyBrown: William barr is a piece of shiat


Stop right there.

Shiat can be used as fertilizer, and has other uses.
 
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