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(LA Times)   California to Atwater: Our money, our rules. Go spread covid on your own dime   (latimes.com) divider line
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2020-08-08 6:09:17 PM  
73 votes:
"The only thing we did with the sanctuary city is allow businesses to open up," Creighton said. "We still socially distance. We still wear masks. We still do good hygiene. ... It seems like we're arbitrarily being picked on."

Those 800-plus COVID cases in your pissant town aren't exactly arbitrary, mister mayor.  Your leadership has failed.

And another reminder that inland California is as conservative as anyplace in the country.
 
2020-08-08 6:19:32 PM  
49 votes:

common sense is an oxymoron: "The only thing we did with the sanctuary city is allow businesses to open up," Creighton said. "We still socially distance. We still wear masks. We still do good hygiene. ... It seems like we're arbitrarily being picked on."

Those 800-plus COVID cases in your pissant town aren't exactly arbitrary, mister mayor.  Your leadership has failed.

And another reminder that inland California is as conservative as anyplace in the country.


More importantly, they're not being arbitrarily picked on. They're being held to the same standards as everyone else. Defy the state health officer's orders? No emergency money for you. It's that simple, but some people feel like they're, I dunno, privileged or something.
 
2020-08-08 7:23:52 PM  
27 votes:
If the emergency coronavirus relief funds aren't being used for emergency coronavirus relief, then they're better spent elsewhere.
 
2020-08-08 8:34:13 PM  
23 votes:
Ah Central Valley.  Where the locals put up signs claiming the drought was a government conspiracy created by Congress.  Don't ever change you crazy kids!
 
2020-08-08 9:31:25 PM  
19 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: quiotu: Because it wasn't the racism that was the problem, it was the name calling.

Fark you SIDEWAYS, mods! You're not fooling anyone with this shiat.

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The Right can't meme.
 
2020-08-08 9:15:55 PM  
18 votes:

gar1013: King Something: Good.

Glad you feel that way. Naturally, you support withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities, right?


Sanctuary cities are not required by law to comply with any request from ICE or any other federal law enforcement agency to turn over undocumented immigrants arrested for other reasons. It is legally not the responsibility of a city police department to enforce federal immigration law. Compliance with any particular agreement is purely voluntary on the part of the municipality, unless there is a law to the contrary in place. Republicans had a chance to pass a law to that effect when they ran both houses of Congress under Trump's first two years, and they didn't. Therefore, federal funds cannot be legally withheld from local municipalities if their independent law enforcement agencies do not share immigration status on prisoners with the feds. Texas did pass such a law, because Greg Abbott and the Texas Republican Party know which side of their bread has the racist butter on it.

This jackass in California is defying a legally binding state order to keep public businesses such as bars closed. The state has the authority to withhold funds, as long as there is a law passed to do it, or an existing law (or order under the law) which requires compliance in order for funds to be disbursed.
 
2020-08-08 5:45:52 PM  
17 votes:
Good.
 
2020-08-08 8:42:35 PM  
13 votes:

nyseattitude: "They have tried to put a gun to our heads to make us fold," Creighton said at a recent City Council meeting. "They want our citizens to feel scared and vulnerable. Don't be. They want to increase political heat or we become the next victim in a long line of victims in today's cancel culture."


Hey Creighton, ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu​uuuuuu


I read that and have no idea how "cancel culture" even enters the picture. Is someone cancelling their city's tv show?

It's just random buzzwords with them. It's all meaningless.
 
2020-08-08 8:48:48 PM  
12 votes:
I'm genuinely offended that I have to breathe the same air as these farking dipshiats and that's before even considering their stance on masks.
 
2020-08-08 8:33:37 PM  
12 votes:
nyseattitude:

They want to increase political heat or we become the next victim in a long line of victims in today's cancel culture.

Yeah, your culture that is needlessly canceling people's lives.
 
2020-08-08 8:29:17 PM  
11 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: common sense is an oxymoron: "The only thing we did with the sanctuary city is allow businesses to open up," Creighton said. "We still socially distance. We still wear masks. We still do good hygiene. ... It seems like we're arbitrarily being picked on."

Those 800-plus COVID cases in your pissant town aren't exactly arbitrary, mister mayor.  Your leadership has failed.

And another reminder that inland California is as conservative as anyplace in the country.

More importantly, they're not being arbitrarily picked on. They're being held to the same standards as everyone else. Defy the state health officer's orders? No emergency money for you. It's that simple, but some people feel like they're, I dunno, privileged or something.


THAT'S REVERSE RACIST!!

In all seriousness, I just had the honor and privilege of a "day errand" to Lemoore, in Kings County and right next to Tachi Palace - the hotel casino that were attempting to host UFC in an end-around against state officials before ESPN yanked it - and yeah, it's about what you'd expect.  The gas station I used was busy and I counted exactly one person with some semblance of a mask on, which was more of a curtain or a drape as it was flapping around loosely, rendering it worthless other than the visual warning signal to competent humans.

This country is f*cked.
 
2020-08-08 9:31:54 PM  
9 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: quiotu: Because it wasn't the racism that was the problem, it was the name calling.

Fark you SIDEWAYS, mods! You're not fooling anyone with this shiat.

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That doesn't even make sense.
 
2020-08-08 8:20:42 PM  
9 votes:
"They have tried to put a gun to our heads to make us fold," Creighton said at a recent City Council meeting. "They want our citizens to feel scared and vulnerable. Don't be. They want to increase political heat or we become the next victim in a long line of victims in today's cancel culture."


Hey Creighton, ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu​uuuuuu
 
2020-08-08 9:24:00 PM  
8 votes:

gar1013: King Something: Good.

Glad you feel that way. Naturally, you support withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities, right?


Nope. I support one and not the other. And so do you.

Why pretend otherwise?
 
2020-08-08 8:48:13 PM  
8 votes:
"We need our economy to be able to continue to grow," he said. "We need to be able to stay open. ... I believe this 'plandemic' is entirely designed to not only bring down our economy but to destroy our president."

So why are we shoveling money at these idiots again?
 
2020-08-08 9:27:48 PM  
7 votes:

jsnbase: gar1013: King Something: Good.

Glad you feel that way. Naturally, you support withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities, right?

Nope. I support one and not the other. And so do you.

Why pretend otherwise?


Being openly racist is a protected class on Fark.
 
2020-08-08 9:06:11 PM  
7 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?


Baños also means baths. It's named for the springs nearby.
 
2020-08-08 9:06:38 PM  
6 votes:

vrax: AllCatsAreBeautiful: Ahh, the Central Valley known for its lush agriculture, homemade meth and conservative backwater white people..

Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz


Harris Ranch next exit?  Roll up the windows kids, it's gonna stink for a while.
 
2020-08-08 9:35:16 PM  
5 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: quiotu: Because it wasn't the racism that was the problem, it was the name calling.

Fark you SIDEWAYS, mods! You're not fooling anyone with this shiat.

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Holy shiat you're terrible at this.

I'm stuck in a hotel room this weekend. What's your excuse for being such a colossal waste of space on a Saturday?
 
2020-08-08 9:11:36 PM  
5 votes:

holdmybones: nyseattitude: "They have tried to put a gun to our heads to make us fold," Creighton said at a recent City Council meeting. "They want our citizens to feel scared and vulnerable. Don't be. They want to increase political heat or we become the next victim in a long line of victims in today's cancel culture."


Hey Creighton, ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu​uuuuuu

I read that and have no idea how "cancel culture" even enters the picture. Is someone cancelling their city's tv show?

It's just random buzzwords with them. It's all meaningless.


"Cancel culture" means "libs are winning the culture war and it's not faaaaair."
 
2020-08-08 8:59:02 PM  
5 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?


Oh, they knew exactly what they were doing.
 
2020-08-08 8:41:16 PM  
5 votes:
I grew up in Merced.  That whole area is worse then Missouri.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-08-08 11:22:05 PM  
4 votes:

WayneKerr: Fart_Machine: Ah Central Valley.  Where the locals put up signs claiming the drought was a government conspiracy created by Congress.  Don't ever change you crazy kids!

I'm sorry, ,but... Congress Created Dust Bowl


My favorite is when they put up signs complaining that money spend on high-speed rail should be redirected to new dams.  (a) it ain't your money to spend biatch (b) you already use 100% of south valley water so wtf is a dam going to do for you? and (c) maybe trying to plant an orchard in the extremely dry west valley when you have zero senior water rights was a bad idea
 
2020-08-08 9:32:28 PM  
4 votes:

hlehmann: vrax: AllCatsAreBeautiful: Ahh, the Central Valley known for its lush agriculture, homemade meth and conservative backwater white people..

Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Harris Ranch next exit?  Roll up the windows kids, it's gonna stink for a while.


The methane emission is visible from space.

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201​4​/10/09/mysterious-sources-of-methane-v​iewed-from-space-makes-central-califor​nia-2nd-worst-hot-spot-in-nation-agric​ulture-nasa-global-warming-fresno-live​stock/
 
2020-08-08 8:57:04 PM  
4 votes:

vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz


Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?
 
2020-08-08 8:49:32 PM  
4 votes:
Not only DIAF, but DIAF bankrupt you farkers.
 
2020-08-08 9:11:37 PM  
3 votes:
Because it wasn't the racism that was the problem, it was the name calling.

Fark you SIDEWAYS, mods! You're not fooling anyone with this shiat.
 
2020-08-08 8:52:57 PM  
3 votes:

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Ahh, the Central Valley known for its lush agriculture,


Only possible because of a massive government program.

Meanwhile the same people that have benefited from that program blame the government for everything.
 
2020-08-08 8:50:01 PM  
3 votes:
How much does the medical care cost for 800 people?

I don't get the shortsighted stupidity of all this.
 
2020-08-08 8:34:52 PM  
3 votes:
Ahh, the Central Valley known for its lush agriculture, homemade meth and conservative backwater white people..
 
2020-08-08 10:02:29 PM  
2 votes:
Here's a happy truth. My brother-in-law works at as a psychiatrist in a prison in Coalinga. He's worried about getting laid off because they're about to let a lot of the patients out because of the 'rona, and his services will no longer be needed.

Let that sink in.
 
2020-08-08 9:43:25 PM  
2 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: Pin Fiften Clob: HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?

Baños also means baths. It's named for the springs nearby.

You say that, but other than "gracias" the most commonly used phrase used by visitors to Spanish-speaking lands is: Donde es el bano? and it is my belief that most people aren't looking to bathe.

I'm just being argumentative.


No, you're not.
 
2020-08-08 9:06:10 PM  
2 votes:

vrax: HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?

Oh, they knew exactly what they were doing.


Yeah. I spent some time on the outskirts of Merced in the summertime. It was not pleasant. I cannot imagine the aroma of Los Banos since it must've been bad enough for the populace to embrace the name.
 
2020-08-08 8:50:22 PM  
2 votes:
Good. These valley plague rats always head over to my neck of the woods, at the coast on weekends to spread their disease. Fark em.
 
2020-08-08 8:24:47 PM  
2 votes:
And make sure not to use that fraudulent mail in voting!  The way the virus isn't spreading, you certainly won't be sick on election day.
 
2020-08-09 2:43:52 AM  
1 vote:
You start off in May by saying "Covid hoax, Covid hoax, Covid hoax." By August you can't say "Covid hoax"--that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, sanctuary city, maskless freedom, and all that stuff, and you're getting so abstract.  Now, you're talking about businesses staying open, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, lots of people get infected. "We want restaurants to stay open" is much more effective than even the mask thing and a whole lot more effective than "Covid hoax, Covid hoax."
 
2020-08-08 11:25:46 PM  
1 vote:

Brat E. Pants: JudgeSmails: TomDooley: I grew up in Merced.  That whole area is worse then Missouri.

i lived in elk grove for 13 years and we were happy that at least it wasn't Fresno.

I'm in Elk Grove now, and I grew up in Fresno.

You aren't wrong.


Went to high school in Sanger. Sanger is the armpit of the Central Valley. Am now in Sacramento by way of Wisconsin, Sanger, Merced, Modesto, San Jose, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Francisco.

Oh, and when I lived in Sanger, (actually in the sticks outside of the metropolis) we had no air conditioning. Anyone who opines that we're all weak for living with AC can suck my dick and fondle my cool, sweatless balls. Well, if I had those, but you get the picture.

Sooooo much racism in the Central Valley.
 
2020-08-08 11:15:30 PM  
1 vote:

cyberspacedout: If the emergency coronavirus relief funds aren't being used for emergency coronavirus relief, then they're better spent elsewhere.


Uh, kind of this?
 
jvl [BareFark]
2020-08-08 11:15:11 PM  
1 vote:

HammerHeadSnark: Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."


100% wrong: it literally means "the baths."  Does the town name of Bath, England mean "toilet"?  No.  "I need to go to the bath" is a euphemism used in both English and Spanish. I don't know what you do in your house, but in most houses people do not pee and poop into bathtubs.
 
2020-08-08 11:06:35 PM  
1 vote:

WayneKerr: Fart_Machine: Ah Central Valley.  Where the locals put up signs claiming the drought was a government conspiracy created by Congress.  Don't ever change you crazy kids!

I'm sorry, ,but... Congress Created Dust Bowl

/From Toilet to Tap
//Food Grows Where Water Flows


It only became "Congress created dustbowl" when Republicans took back the house in 2010. Before that I remember it was the "Pel0si/b0xer/c0sta created dustbowl"

It's only a named-problem when those in charge are Dems. If Republicans are in charge it simply reverts to a generic attack on a generic body.

Also, in spanish Los Banos could be toilets or baths. But let's be real... Los Banos, CA is commentary on the shiathole toilet shiatpile that is basically all of Kern county.
 
2020-08-08 10:57:53 PM  
1 vote:

Fart_Machine: Ah Central Valley.  Where the locals put up signs claiming the drought was a government conspiracy created by Congress.  Don't ever change you crazy kids!


I'm sorry, ,but... Congress Created Dust Bowl

/From Toilet to Tap
//Food Grows Where Water Flows
 
2020-08-08 10:34:10 PM  
1 vote:

HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?


Los Banos is great if you're trying to make time on a trip from LA to SF; there is a lateral road that gets you from the 5 to the 101 at a really good juncture. But beyond that, it's a hellhole that you just cut through.
 
2020-08-08 10:03:24 PM  
1 vote:

holyflurkingschnitt: HammerHeadSnark: Pin Fiften Clob: HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?

Baños also means baths. It's named for the springs nearby.

You say that, but other than "gracias" the most commonly used phrase used by visitors to Spanish-speaking lands is: Donde es el bano? and it is my belief that most people aren't looking to bathe.

I'm just being argumentative.

neither am I when I ask, "May I use your BATHroom?"

I CANCEL YOU - YOU ARE WRONG - I ARGUE WITH CAPS - I AM CANCEL CULTURE ROOSTING - ETC!


But you say you are asking "May I use your bathroom" and mine is a guest asking "Where IS the bathroom?" which is how people in a bar or gas station ask for a toilet. I guess.

Damn it. I didn't notice I was cancelled. Never Mind.
 
2020-08-08 9:48:49 PM  
1 vote:

HammerHeadSnark: Pin Fiften Clob: HammerHeadSnark: vrax: Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz

Don't forget the lovely town of Los Banos -- Spanish for "The Toilets."

FTA: Atwater has more coronavirus cases per capita than Merced county's two largest cities, Merced (population 83,000) and Los Banos (population 40,000), according to a Times analysis. Despite being home to 10.6% of the county's population, the city has about 16.6% of known infections in the county.

Who was in charge of the Naming Committee?

Baños also means baths. It's named for the springs nearby.

You say that, but other than "gracias" the most commonly used phrase used by visitors to Spanish-speaking lands is: Donde es el bano? and it is my belief that most people aren't looking to bathe.

I'm just being argumentative.


neither am I when I ask, "May I use your BATHroom?"

I CANCEL YOU - YOU ARE WRONG - I ARGUE WITH CAPS - I AM CANCEL CULTURE ROOSTING - ETC!
 
2020-08-08 9:47:11 PM  
1 vote:
I know the virus has many names. I'm liking "Foolkiller"
 
2020-08-08 9:22:52 PM  
1 vote:

JudgeSmails: TomDooley: I grew up in Merced.  That whole area is worse then Missouri.

i lived in elk grove for 13 years and we were happy that at least it wasn't Fresno.


I'm in Elk Grove now, and I grew up in Fresno.

You aren't wrong.
 
2020-08-08 9:19:49 PM  
1 vote:

Saiga410: Lick the boot and you can get the cash.


They're too busy licking doorknobs.
 
2020-08-08 9:10:39 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, heaven forbid we call out the racists.
 
2020-08-08 9:05:07 PM  
1 vote:
Lick the boot and you can get the cash.
 
2020-08-08 8:57:46 PM  
1 vote:

nyseattitude: "They have tried to put a gun to our heads to make us fold," Creighton said at a recent City Council meeting.


Suddenly, guns are Satanic.
 
2020-08-08 8:48:25 PM  
1 vote:

holdmybones: nyseattitude: "They have tried to put a gun to our heads to make us fold," Creighton said at a recent City Council meeting. "They want our citizens to feel scared and vulnerable. Don't be. They want to increase political heat or we become the next victim in a long line of victims in today's cancel culture."


Hey Creighton, ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff​ffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu​uuuuuu

I read that and have no idea how "cancel culture" even enters the picture. Is someone cancelling their city's tv show?

It's just random buzzwords with them. It's all meaningless.


They know their way of life is coming to an end.
 
2020-08-08 8:45:17 PM  
1 vote:
I live in Florida and after I got off of work(I work from home) I did not feel like cooking so I got on my phone and ordered a spicy turkey club and a beef burrito from the WaWA down the street.

So I roll in to the WaWa and collect my grub and also two 24 OZ cans of Earthquake.  A 12% high gravity beer.

Now I am a booze snob but if I am gotta get shiatty and eat a burrito and a turkey club later, I do not need to buy lagunitas.  for 12 bucks I can put a buzz on and fill my belly.

Giant redneck in front of me is laughing cause I got a mask on and says "Why don't you drink beer like a real man". He is holding a sixer of Mich Ultra Light.  My piss on a non drinking day has more alcohol content.

I point out that my cheap ass beer has 2 and 1/2 times the booze content of his beer. Bascially one 24 oz has the same amount of booze in his entire sixer.

The guy behind the counter is laughing his ass off at this point.

I offered to buy him a couple of them so he can really know what is like to get a buzz on.  He gave me the finger and walked out.

I offered to buy him one and chug it in the parking lot.

I guess the 5'3 120 lb dude shamed him...


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2020-08-08 8:43:22 PM  
1 vote:

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Ahh, the Central Valley known for its lush agriculture, homemade meth and conservative backwater white people..


Don't forget the wonderful smell of the cowcentration camp Cowschwitz
 
2020-08-08 8:27:54 PM  
1 vote:
Trump hates "sanctuary cities" so maybe we can start nuclear testing again in Atwater.
 
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