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2020-08-12 3:50:24 PM  
Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.
 
2020-08-12 4:52:20 PM  
You're not going to fix the economy until COVID goes away next April.  In the heat.  By bringing the light into the body.

jfc just kill me.
 
2020-08-12 4:52:48 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: You're not going to fix the economy until COVID goes away next April.  In the heat.  By bringing the light into the body.

jfc just kill me.


and drinking bleach
 
2020-08-12 4:54:20 PM  
We could have beaten this already if not for conservatives.  They are all selfish ignorant worthless coont plague rats.  Yes, even your Republican grandma.
 
2020-08-12 4:54:31 PM  
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2020-08-12 4:54:51 PM  
pretty sure this is a repeat. fark this guy. so tired of seeing these scumbags trying to whitewash their past by using trump as a distraction.
 
2020-08-12 4:55:05 PM  

Kazan: Soup4Bonnie: You're not going to fix the economy until COVID goes away next April.  In the heat.  By bringing the light into the body.

jfc just kill me.

and drinking bleach


While taking a regular regimen of hydroxychloroquine.
 
2020-08-12 4:55:52 PM  
We'll just have to wait until we get a new administration to save lives.
 
2020-08-12 4:56:02 PM  
HamberderStool Sports?
 
2020-08-12 4:57:04 PM  

lilbjorn: HamberderStool Sports?


Oops.  Wrong thread.
 
2020-08-12 4:58:34 PM  
But what about people that want haircuts?
 
2020-08-12 4:58:48 PM  

Weird Hal: We could have beaten this already if not for conservatives.  They are all selfish ignorant worthless coont plague rats.  Yes, even your Republican grandma.


I was gonna post my own comment, but this one pretty much sums up what I was going to say.

Wear a damn mask, don't go out more than you need to, don't gather in large groups.  Until there is widespread vaccinations, that formula won't change.


/Good thing we have well planned contingencies for when students, teachers, caregivers, and parents start sickening in increasing numbers from the reopening of schools.
//s
///laughinggrimreaper.gif
 
2020-08-12 5:00:57 PM  

lilbjorn: lilbjorn: HamberderStool Sports?

Oops.  Wrong thread.


In the Trump timeline, there are no wrong threads.
 
2020-08-12 5:01:29 PM  

edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.


Where are these "most countries"?
 
2020-08-12 5:01:44 PM  
Why no Biden\Harris presser thread?
Mods shat the bed on this one.
 
2020-08-12 5:01:58 PM  
We will never have control over this until we lockdown. (For real this time).

Because these freedumb loving plague rats can't be mildly inconvenienced so that their country can prosper, we are held captive by them.
 
2020-08-12 5:03:13 PM  
The sheer suicidal stupidity of our government and ruling class has been terrifying during this whole period.  If the government had gotten together and said 'look, everyone's rent and mortgage are forgiven for the next three months, we'll pay the banks off, and here's $2k a month to stay inside for the next 2-3 months' in March, we'd be fine.

But because we live in an excessively capitalist shiathole, government decided to sacrifice people to Mammon.

And we'll learn nothing from this, because we are a stupid country.
 
2020-08-12 5:03:30 PM  

edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.


you mean like places that have health care as a guaranteed human right? this is america, don't make me laugh. america is not ready for progressive policies. which is why byedon picked a VP that is even MORE of a commie than bernie, i'm told.
 
2020-08-12 5:03:44 PM  
Yeah. Good luck with that.

In another thread, we have folks arguing that the concept of "wearing a mask around high-risk candidates at all times, even at home" is somehow "ammunition" for "anti-mask types," as though anyone should be even considering those assholes, never mind listening to them.

We're the most-infected country on the planet. Our own government is now hiding the data on the infection rate because, in the immortal words of our Doofus-in-Chief, "fewer tests mean fewer cases." Other countries are now banning us from visiting them without, at a minimum, a required quarantine period (and we're so belligerently ignorant that we illegally enter Canada & Mexico by lying to their border folks.)

Go ahead. Tell them that the only way to eliminate COVID-19 is to completely shut down the country again, by force if needed, for a month and a half.

You will, quite honestly and without hyperbole, have to shoot some of the dumber Americans to get the point across, because so far millions of infected people, never mind tens of thousands of dead people, has failed to do so.
 
2020-08-12 5:04:09 PM  

edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.


Funny thing about those countries...

Many are now rolling out mask ordinances or going back to lockdown because corona is spiking there again.

Anytime a country gets smug and declares its better than others you only need to wait a month or two for them to be right back in the gutter.
 
2020-08-12 5:04:23 PM  

Weird Hal: We could have beaten this already if not for conservatives.  They are all selfish ignorant worthless coont plague rats.  Yes, even your Republican grandma.


They cannot die quickly enough or in sufficient enough numbers.
 
2020-08-12 5:07:02 PM  
Obviously....Europe shut down for what, 8 weeks? Now they're back up and running mostly as normal. Meanwhile in the US it's just disorganized chaos.
 
2020-08-12 5:07:58 PM  
Well yea, not sure how else we'd reduce infections to the level where contact tracing and quarantine could be used to prevent the few remaining cases from transmitting. We could have beaten it already, except Tump prevented contact tracing and quarantines from being implemented at the federal level, which is where they had to be due to how much people move around between states. And now the virus is spreading uncontrolled and we need to start over.

/or deal with continued infections for who knows long until there's an effective vaccine
 
2020-08-12 5:08:43 PM  

RussianPotato: edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.

Funny thing about those countries...

Many are now rolling out mask ordinances or going back to lockdown because corona is spiking there again.

Anytime a country gets smug and declares its better than others you only need to wait a month or two for them to be right back in the gutter.


The mask ordinances have existed for months and they've been saying a second wave is on the way in any case. The difference is while the rest of the world is on its second wave the US is still on its first.
 
2020-08-12 5:09:05 PM  

Biohazard Banana Suit: Obviously....Europe shut down for what, 8 weeks? Now they're back up and running mostly as normal. Meanwhile in the US it's just disorganized chaos.


There are new shutdowns happening across Europe once again. We re-opened too fast and now are paying the price. Of course, a horrific rise and cases and the trigger point for a shutdown in Europe is what USA called "Tuesday" three months ago. So, hard to make a realistic comparison.
 
2020-08-12 5:12:21 PM  
Well, this thread is certainly cause a few farkers to have a major conniption.
 
2020-08-12 5:17:13 PM  

bthom37: The sheer suicidal stupidity of our government and ruling class has been terrifying during this whole period.  If the government had gotten together and said 'look, everyone's rent and mortgage are forgiven for the next three months, we'll pay the banks off, and here's $2k a month to stay inside for the next 2-3 months' in March, we'd be fine.

But because we live in an excessively capitalist shiathole, government decided to sacrifice people to Mammon.

And we'll learn nothing from this, because we are a stupid country.


And lazy.  If this was happening in any other civilized country they'd be burning shiat down to the ground, starting with the White House.
 
2020-08-12 5:18:24 PM  
Well, this would be the time to set aside his "do not apologize" republican playbook and actually apologize the "remain open" bullshiat. That would perhaps convey the seriousness of the situation. Hell hath frozen over, there is a trumpet and a horseman running loose in the midwest, maybe it's time to try an unthinkable strategy like honest apologies.
 
2020-08-12 5:18:34 PM  

RussianPotato: edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.

Funny thing about those countries...

Many are now rolling out mask ordinances or going back to lockdown because corona is spiking there again.

Anytime a country gets smug and declares its better than others you only need to wait a month or two for them to be right back in the gutter.


Er, Canada seems to be doing fine.
 
2020-08-12 5:22:28 PM  

edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.


Just like gun control and universal healthcare. Things like this only work everywhere else in the world, but gosh darn it, they just would never work here.
 
2020-08-12 5:22:33 PM  
Well duh. Fix first repair later. It's just that goddamned simple, but no the Republiderps farked up the simplest action ever, and wasted six farking months without a plan, they threw out the plan because a Black man had it written.

Everything was wrong from the Republiderps, billions wasted ultimately to pump up the stock market and corporations that had billions already. There can be no economic recovery if there are no people for industry, thus crashing the stock market, and the rich jumping ship getting richer as they file bankruptcy, and small business dies creating homelessness crashing the housing market, resulting in billions of bailouts for the rich to buy up everything.........


Vote Blue to save America.
 
2020-08-12 5:24:52 PM  

Weird Hal: We could have beaten this already if not for conservatives.  They are all selfish ignorant worthless coont plague rats.  Yes, even your Republican grandma.


But wait! There is more!

racism
selfishness
paranoia
sexism
general hate for anyone but their klan
fear
can't read a room for shiat
anger
lacks empathy
ignorant
immature
arrogant
bigot
hypocritical
gullible
prejudiced
 
2020-08-12 5:25:13 PM  

Shaggy_C: Biohazard Banana Suit: Obviously....Europe shut down for what, 8 weeks? Now they're back up and running mostly as normal. Meanwhile in the US it's just disorganized chaos.

There are new shutdowns happening across Europe once again. We re-opened too fast and now are paying the price. Of course, a horrific rise and cases and the trigger point for a shutdown in Europe is what USA called "Tuesday" three months ago. So, hard to make a realistic comparison.


New shutdowns are an inevitability until a vaccine is developed, unfortunately
 
2020-08-12 5:25:20 PM  

gunga galunga: lilbjorn: lilbjorn: HamberderStool Sports?

Oops.  Wrong thread.

In the Trump timeline, there are no wrong threads.


Yeah, fake news. He was in the right thread while everyone else was in the wrong thread! Boobysnaps!
 
2020-08-12 5:26:54 PM  
Nationwide lockdown + UBI (paid for by massive increases in taxes on the wealthy).
 
2020-08-12 5:27:00 PM  

Maud Dib: Why no Biden\Harris presser thread?
Mods shat the bed on this one.


Picked this up on breitbart earlier. HARRIS WANT TO KILL BINKIE!!!!

At the time of the appearance, April 2018, Harris remained mum on her presidential aspirations but answered a series of amusing questions about her first celebrity crush, nicknames, and the most "rebellious" thing she did as a teen. Then DeGeneres asked, "If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?"

Harris looked away then responded, "Does one of us have to come out alive?" laughing hysterically at her own answer. The audience roared with laughter as DeGeneres put down her questions to clap her hands:
 
2020-08-12 5:27:25 PM  
Meanwhile Trump arranged for a bunch of people to tell him what he wanted to hear in a pro-opening schools townhall. Sigh.
 
2020-08-12 5:36:01 PM  
Weird Hal

We could have beaten this already if not for conservatives. They are all selfish ignorant worthless coont plague rats. Yes, even your Republican grandma.


Don't forget employed and paying your bills.
 
2020-08-12 5:39:50 PM  

Shaggy_C: edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.

Where are these "most countries"?


Um, here in Norway, for example?
 
2020-08-12 5:39:59 PM  
Anyone with half a brain could have told you this obvious fact.

Trying to force "normal" to happen like the Republicans are trying to do is just going to push how long it will take to actually get back to normal.

The world is laughing at us right now because of this.
 
2020-08-12 5:43:42 PM  
Tweets from the future!
"WHAT DOES THE FED KNOW! AUDIT THE FED AND GO BACK TO THE GOLD STANDARD! PAUL RON WAS RIGHT MAGA!"
 
2020-08-12 5:43:55 PM  
A two-week lockdown would be fantastic if people actually complied with it. Way too many people cheat because to hell with missing Sunday dinner at grandma's house, and poker night with the boys isn't the same if you have to wear a mask. We're stuck dealing with outbreaks from now till whenever since no one took this thing seriously enough at the onset.

/cops won't enforce mask rules
//much less arrest people for walking in the park
///boned we are
 
2020-08-12 6:04:03 PM  

fragMasterFlash: A two-week lockdown would be fantastic if people actually complied with it. Way too many people cheat because to hell with missing Sunday dinner at grandma's house, and poker night with the boys isn't the same if you have to wear a mask. We're stuck dealing with outbreaks from now till whenever since no one took this thing seriously enough at the onset.

/cops won't enforce mask rules
//much less arrest people for walking in the park
///boned we are


Six weeks.

A two-week lockdown wouldn't do dick.
 
2020-08-12 6:10:52 PM  

Odin's Other Eye: Shaggy_C: edmo: Like most countries in the world where people now wander mask-free in a normal fashion? Can't be done.

Where are these "most countries"?

Um, here in Norway, for example?



Racist.  No red-necked.... errrm, red-blooded, errrrm, "woke" 'murican is going to listen to a word you say (ever) until you take down that SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/loca​l​/2020/07/28/st-johns-inns-norwegian-fl​ag-removed-over-confederate-flag-confu​sion/5502297002/?utm_source=fark&utm_m​edium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=re​f_fark&fbclid=IwAR1e_Rh02WVyD9dZWPhaIG​BQ5pd1SkUMNHNT3PPE6fH00B2EzVa6CoqELX4
 
2020-08-12 6:11:38 PM  
Neither unfettered capitalism nor rabid fascism are particularly useful in a pandemic.
 
2020-08-12 6:57:18 PM  

saturn badger: Maud Dib: Why no Biden\Harris presser thread?
Mods shat the bed on this one.

Picked this up on breitbart earlier. HARRIS WANT TO KILL BINKIE!!!!

At the time of the appearance, April 2018, Harris remained mum on her presidential aspirations but answered a series of amusing questions about her first celebrity crush, nicknames, and the most "rebellious" thing she did as a teen. Then DeGeneres asked, "If you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?"

Harris looked away then responded, "Does one of us have to come out alive?" laughing hysterically at her own answer. The audience roared with laughter as DeGeneres put down her questions to clap her hands:


I like her more already
 
2020-08-12 7:17:57 PM  
FormlessOne:fragMasterFlash:
//much less arrest people for walking in the park

Walking in a park while black? That's a shootin'.

Walking in the park during a lockdown while white? That's muh freedoms!
 
2020-08-12 7:22:51 PM  
The comments make me depressed.
 
2020-08-12 7:54:00 PM  
Kashkari?

With that name, he should open a chain of discount stores.
 
2020-08-12 8:30:24 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: You're not going to fix the economy until COVID goes away next April.  In the heat.  By bringing the light into the body.

jfc just kill me.


Truly, if we don't lock back down if/when schools opening causes us to re-spike (again, and we're still way over the infection rate of the previous spike, back when we were freaking out and doing our mostly-half-assed-at-best "lock downs"), then by next April infection rates may in fact be way down. Not because of the heat, but because so damn many people will have been exposed that the percentage of people with antibodies will have dampened the virus' ability to spread.
 
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