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2020-11-22 1:18:46 AM  
Those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
 
2020-11-22 2:19:07 AM  
They encouraged women to douche with Lysol, while drunkenly railing against the Irish?
 
2020-11-22 2:44:49 AM  
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Laissez faire is everywhere...
 
2020-11-22 3:49:35 AM  
With over 250,000 already dead, and states who've avoided taken any measures at all having significantly higher infection and death rates, it's no longer a question of believing science. It's a question of believing reality, and millions of Americans are failing at it.
 
2020-11-22 5:47:10 AM  

foo monkey: They encouraged women to douche with Lysol, while drunkenly railing against the Irish?


I want my Laudanum!
 
2020-11-22 7:51:59 AM  
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"To be sure, we did not have turkey-we are not millionaires yet-".
 
2020-11-22 8:33:54 AM  
FTFA in the newspaper in 1918: "... a double celebration will be held, first over the suppression of autocracy and, second, over the eradication of a frightful plague," the paper wrote.

So there are actually quite a few correlations to the modern era.
 
2020-11-22 9:14:29 AM  

Barricaded Gunman: FTFA in the newspaper in 1918: "... a double celebration will be held, first over the suppression of autocracy and, second, over the eradication of a frightful plague," the paper wrote.

So there are actually quite a few correlations to the modern era.


Oh, 1918 had anti-maskers that would actually go around ripping other people's masks off.

/Don't tell the modern ones about that.
 
2020-11-22 9:19:46 AM  
For grins I looked at how electoral turnout was in the 1918 midterms, which I assume took place before any kind of voting by mail existed. Turns out it was at about 40%, roughly 10% lower than usual for that period.
 
2020-11-22 10:20:23 AM  
"A lot of these rules and regulations were wrapped up in the patriotism of World War I, and most people followed them. But we don't have that unifying situation right now. You would think the pandemic would be unifying."

How many goddamn wars do we need? We're fighting in at least three right now. Where the fark is our patriotism?
 
2020-11-22 1:13:41 PM  
Weirdly, on Nov 4 (right after the election so everyone missed it) New York state allowed people to travel to/from NY for 24 hours.  So going to Thanksgiving is quite legal (although flying round trip would be crazy without the pandemic, flying during it lets you be terminally ill as well as mentally unsound).

Any Thanksgiving my family will be over Zoom.  I guess my Aunt convinced her Trumper sisters that it was canceled, and nobody else was coming (I don't think they will even have turkey).  I could have made it, but it wouldn't have made any sense.

I hope that visiting my parents for Christmas will still be legal.  It won't involve nearly the people that it usually has (just two relatively safe bubbles joining for a week), but I'll need a short quarantine + testing before I can go back to work (my dad suggested flying.  I had to point out just how crazy that would be).
 
2020-11-22 3:10:39 PM  
 Open Face Sneezers is my Knack cover band.
Da da da da da, my carona!
 
2020-11-23 7:07:42 AM  
Second verse same as the first
 
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