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(Dallas News)   Uhhh, you could try shutting down everything or is does that make too much goddamn sense?   (dallasnews.com) divider line
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2020-07-09 9:07:24 PM  
That ship has sailed
 
2020-07-09 9:34:51 PM  
Giddyup
 
2020-07-09 9:55:39 PM  
why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats
 
2020-07-09 10:24:19 PM  

some_beer_drinker: why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats


Shhhh.... quiet now. If we make too much noise they might hear us and get ideas. Yeah I know they be Texican ideas, but as their existence demonstrates, if they throw enough shiat at the wall something eventually is bound to stick.
 
2020-07-10 6:03:39 AM  
That's your answer to everything, IT.
 
2020-07-10 6:04:32 AM  
Elections have consequences. Yeehaw, Texas.
 
2020-07-10 6:07:58 AM  
And here's how they'll act if the Governor shuts the state down again:

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2020-07-10 6:11:25 AM  

some_beer_drinker: why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats


Because Canada isn't overwhelmingly populated by people who think caring about others is the Devil's Bargin?

Because Canadians aren't scared of science?

Because Canada isn't run by adherents of the prosperity gospel death cult?
 
2020-07-10 6:23:35 AM  

some_beer_drinker: you dirty plague rats


Literally
 
2020-07-10 6:27:36 AM  
"Is does", subby?
 
2020-07-10 6:28:23 AM  
FTFATexans aren't accustomed to wearing masks...

Oh, and everyone else IS? Stop feeding this bullsh*t narrative about how every bankteller and podiatrist in Texas is some kind of rugged American archetype.
 
2020-07-10 6:28:50 AM  

Murkanen: some_beer_drinker: why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats

Because Canada isn't overwhelmingly populated by people who think caring about others is the Devil's Bargin?

Because Canadians aren't scared of science?

Because Canada isn't run by adherents of the prosperity gospel death cult?


No, we do have such people, but we've successfully contained 95% of them in Alberta.
 
2020-07-10 6:29:13 AM  

Urmuf Hamer: some_beer_drinker: why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats

Shhhh.... quiet now. If we make too much noise they might hear us and get ideas. Yeah I know they be Texican ideas, but as their existence demonstrates, if they throw enough shiat at the wall something eventually is bound to stick.


I thought the wall was about to fall into the river
 
2020-07-10 6:30:58 AM  
Go ahead, Republicans.  Tell us how your amazing leadership and ideals (stigginit) has benefited all the people you represent.  Not the lobbyists and megadonors, but the actual people in your districts and states.

Also, for you awesome people that are 'undecided'--do yourself a favor and just look around for a moment.  Three years ago, we weren't living where almost half of society has their fingers in their ears going 'la la la la, I can't get the virus if I'm not tested, don't tell me to wear a mask', where we are on pace to have about 250,000 dead by years end, where the stockholders and corporations are getting big fat bailouts, but the bottom of the ladder is unemployed/underemployed, about to be evicted, racial tensions are high thanks to someone who wants to hump confederate statues and if you're black you're likely to be shot for protesting (not looting/rioting, but actually farking protesting), but if you lie to a judge and sell out your country you get pardoned or a slap on the wrist.  You can't even buy farking Lysol at the grocery store...you realllllly want to tell me that you're undecided at this point?

Vote the fat, lying farkwad out November along with his cronies.  FFS, the garbage doesn't take itself out.
 
2020-07-10 6:31:51 AM  
Within the next 30 days, Texas, California, and Florida will all pass New York in Coronavirus cases. Except now #PresidentDeath doesn't give a shiat (he at least took delayed actions in NY), so we'll see just how competent each state is.

We've gone vironuclear. We need to shut down at least 5 states again. It ain't gonna happen. The virus is winning every round. But it doesn't want to win by knockout. It wants to prolong the agony, and keep pummeling away at America.

Most of the rest of the world beat the virus. So, America must suffer its vengeance.

/yeah it's a stupid metaphor
//so tired of winning
///fark #PresidentDeath
 
2020-07-10 6:32:28 AM  
"We need to put up more 'Don't Mess with Texas' signs, pronto!"
 
2020-07-10 6:36:09 AM  

OmnomnomCookies: where we are on pace to have about 250,000 dead by years end


That's  optimistic. I give it to the end of October at best.
 
2020-07-10 6:42:50 AM  

aagrajag: Murkanen: some_beer_drinker: why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats

Because Canada isn't overwhelmingly populated by people who think caring about others is the Devil's Bargin?

Because Canadians aren't scared of science?

Because Canada isn't run by adherents of the prosperity gospel death cult?

No, we do have such people, but we've successfully contained 95% of them in Alberta.


The rest are in Wullerton.
 
2020-07-10 6:46:10 AM  
Well if Texas doesn't want to do what it takes to beat the virus then let them have their COVID-19 deaths. They want to sleep in that bed, let them and wall off the state to keep them from spreading it around.
 
2020-07-10 6:48:06 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Texans aren't accustomed to wearing masks...

Oh, and everyone else IS? Stop feeding this bullsh*t narrative about how every bankteller and podiatrist in Texas is some kind of rugged American archetype.


Asians probably (as in asian countries specifically) due to the poor quality air in many places in that region.
 
2020-07-10 6:48:39 AM  
Campaigning in cities in Texas is so convenient.  Too bad you fought and ordered them to endanger their inhabitants.  Putin finally killed your fracking operations so trump really is no help. Resigning and leaving the place to Dan Patrick would be just encouraging the death cult end times freaks.

With luxury like that the only solution is to go to Vegas.
 
2020-07-10 6:49:11 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA: Texans aren't accustomed to wearing masks...

Oh, and everyone else IS? Stop feeding this bullsh*t narrative about how every bankteller and podiatrist in Texas is some kind of rugged American archetype.


I still think it's based in subconscious racism. We've been conditioned for years with video of busy cities in Asia of people wearing masks on the news while thinking "what a terrible way to live, thank God we have it all figured out and don't need to do that".

Now that the chicken's roosting in a new yard, we don't like it.
 
2020-07-10 6:53:04 AM  
I just wish our Florida governor was even as concerned as the Texas governor.  As new cases hit 10,000 daily he said at his live press conference that "it's stabilizing," no need to do anything.
 
2020-07-10 6:57:32 AM  

Smacky_the_War_Cow: I just wish our Florida governor was even as concerned as the Texas governor.  As new cases hit 10,000 daily he said at his live press conference that "it's stabilizing," no need to do anything.


Regular, geometric increase is a kind of stability, is it not?
 
2020-07-10 7:07:05 AM  

Smacky_the_War_Cow: I just wish our Florida governor was even as concerned as the Texas governor.  As new cases hit 10,000 daily he said at his live press conference that "it's stabilizing," no need to do anything.


Just pay the jade helm Ransom and he's yours.
 
2020-07-10 7:43:40 AM  
Here's the thing. Look at the curves for NY, MI, CT, NJ and IL.

Now, look at when they shut down.

Now, look at when that curve finally peaked.

And the "Oh, it's fine, it's just a flu, why are you panicking, STONKS" people are seeing what it can do, and they're doing....nothing.

And you know? I don't care any more. The country is broken. Let it burn. Enjoy the dying, because you've worked hard to make sure the dying happened.
 
2020-07-10 7:44:52 AM  

OmnomnomCookies: Go ahead, Republicans.  Tell us how your amazing leadership and ideals (stigginit) has benefited all the people you represent.  Not the lobbyists and megadonors, but the actual people in your districts and states.

Also, for you awesome people that are 'undecided'--do yourself a favor and just look around for a moment.  Three years ago, we weren't living where almost half of society has their fingers in their ears going 'la la la la, I can't get the virus if I'm not tested, don't tell me to wear a mask', where we are on pace to have about 250,000 dead by years end, where the stockholders and corporations are getting big fat bailouts, but the bottom of the ladder is unemployed/underemployed, about to be evicted, racial tensions are high thanks to someone who wants to hump confederate statues and if you're black you're likely to be shot for protesting (not looting/rioting, but actually farking protesting), but if you lie to a judge and sell out your country you get pardoned or a slap on the wrist.  You can't even buy farking Lysol at the grocery store...you realllllly want to tell me that you're undecided at this point?

Vote the fat, lying farkwad out November along with his cronies.  FFS, the garbage doesn't take itself out.


Voting won't change anything. If it did, they would have outlawed it years ago.
 
2020-07-10 7:50:03 AM  

FatherChaos: And here's how they'll act if the Governor shuts the state down again:

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Is that second photo Obama's migrant cages or the Miami airport terminal?
 
2020-07-10 8:05:03 AM  
April:
"My executive order, it supersedes local orders, with regard to any type of fine or penalty for anyone not wearing a mask," he added.

June:
Abbott said. "The only strategy we have to prevent that from happening is by everybody wearing a mask."

Fark you Abbott.
 
2020-07-10 8:07:21 AM  
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Texas' "Trauma Service Areas" ranked by date of last peak of hospitalizations per 100k residents in the area.

21 of the 22 areas have their highest-high in the last week. Many of these areas are close to hospital capacity (not shown on chart), which means we can't just send cases down the road. We (Texas) are in for a rough time.
 
2020-07-10 8:14:54 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Here's the thing. Look at the curves for NY, MI, CT, NJ and IL.

Now, look at when they shut down.

Now, look at when that curve finally peaked.

And the "Oh, it's fine, it's just a flu, why are you panicking, STONKS" people are seeing what it can do, and they're doing....nothing.

And you know? I don't care any more. The country is broken. Let it burn. Enjoy the dying, because you've worked hard to make sure the dying happened.


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what those curves might look like. ordered by date of most recent "highest-high". The states at the bottom mostly got it under control (so far, but I got my eye on you Louisiana). Those at the top? Very much did not learn any lessons from those at the bottom.
 
2020-07-10 8:31:18 AM  
Fark, I am disappoint.

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2020-07-10 8:40:02 AM  
I keep hearing "surge practices" and "surge procedures." Those are shorthand for "triage" and "death panels." In Texas, Arizona, California and Florida, doctors and nurses are having to make quick decisions about whether incoming patients are going to live or die. The apocalypse its NOT coming; it's already here.

"Let's reopen the schools!"
 
2020-07-10 8:43:30 AM  
You know, if we'd just called it The Stay at Home Challenge, we'd be sipping Mai Tais on the beach with New Zealand right about now.
 
2020-07-10 9:16:54 AM  
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/poor Ripley
 
2020-07-10 9:19:55 AM  

mofa: I keep hearing "surge practices" and "surge procedures." Those are shorthand for "triage" and "death panels." In Texas, Arizona, California and Florida, doctors and nurses are having to make quick decisions about whether incoming patients are going to live or die. The apocalypse its NOT coming; it's already here.

"Let's reopen the schools!"


Good catch. The euphemisms are beginning to appear, and that's a bad sign.
 
2020-07-10 9:59:10 AM  

aagrajag: mofa: I keep hearing "surge practices" and "surge procedures." Those are shorthand for "triage" and "death panels." In Texas, Arizona, California and Florida, doctors and nurses are having to make quick decisions about whether incoming patients are going to live or die. The apocalypse its NOT coming; it's already here.

"Let's reopen the schools!"

I'M PLEASED. The MESSAGING IS CONFUSING, and that's UNFORTUNATE.


/FTFYOMGWTFBBQ
 
2020-07-10 1:14:45 PM  

soporific: aagrajag: Murkanen: some_beer_drinker: why cant you be more like canada? you dirty plague rats

Because Canada isn't overwhelmingly populated by people who think caring about others is the Devil's Bargin?

Because Canadians aren't scared of science?

Because Canada isn't run by adherents of the prosperity gospel death cult?

No, we do have such people, but we've successfully contained 95% of them in Alberta.

The rest are in Wullerton.



Ptui

Corner Gas Wullerton Superclip
Youtube yio3Pin43eA
 
2020-07-10 1:15:55 PM  
Well, as in the initial post, this cat is out of the bag and long gone.  There will not be a shutdown of the state again.  Too many Texans will defy the order and the Governor will not enforce any order as needed.  So....stay safe, keep those you love safe and hunker down the best you can.
 
2020-07-10 10:37:21 PM  

Agent.Logic_: "Is does", subby?


you gotta talk to them in their language
 
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