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2020-11-29 6:39:57 AM  
Hey.  Remember back in the good old days when 23 people died at Walmart?
 
2020-11-29 7:51:39 AM  
Welcome to the club, El Paso.
 
2020-11-29 8:21:11 AM  
I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?
 
2020-11-29 8:22:55 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


The Paso.
 
2020-11-29 8:23:46 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


El Paso is spanish for he who has passed
 
2020-11-29 8:24:02 AM  
Rationed healthcare you say?

How those death panels of the "greatest medical care in the world" working out for ya, Caribou Lou?
 
2020-11-29 8:30:50 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


The dollar.
 
2020-11-29 8:30:52 AM  

fredmcmurray: Rationed healthcare you say?

How those death panels of the "greatest medical care in the world" working out for ya, Caribou Lou?


actually yes I think it's time for us to start talking about "political triage" in the hospital...

Ex; why should some Conservative Republican Maga cult member get the same priority of treatment as for example.... my mother? Your mother?

fark them fock their feelings they bought their ticket they knew what they were getting into with Trump.... I say let them die. If you voted for Trump and it can be documented fock you know treatment for you pull up your bootstraps rugged individualist Ride The Covid train to heaven with little baby Jesus while the rest of us are living in reality trying to deal with it....

again as always fock Trump and phark you for voting for him....
 
2020-11-29 8:31:59 AM  
New York City?!?
 
2020-11-29 8:32:49 AM  
Are we immune yet?
 
2020-11-29 8:34:44 AM  
A voice tells me to go and seek, another voice keeps telling me
Maybe death awaits me in El Paso, El Paso City.
 
2020-11-29 8:34:50 AM  

Salmon: New York City?!?


Get a rope!
 
2020-11-29 8:35:14 AM  
"El Paso is also grappling with a politicized response to the virus, widening a chasm that had been growing ahead of the presidential election. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, a Democrat, and Mayor Dee Margo, a Republican, sparred after Samaniego enacted a stay-at-home order that closed nonessential businesses, triggering partisan recriminations and legal challenges.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) called Samaniego a "tyrant" for enacting the order. Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who said no new shutdowns would be enacted in the state, accused Samaniego of not enforcing existing rules. Samaniego's order was struck down by a court."


fark these stupid conservative farkers who have politicized this situation. Don't give me any both-sides crap.  The irrational opposition to public health measures started with them and they riled up their supporters over it.

"I've done the best I could," Margo said. "I get calls from businesses who tell me they won't make it. I get calls from families who lost loved ones. I've never politicized this, and I don't intend to."

So on one hand we have 'lots of actual people are going to die if we don't do something' and on the other we have 'if we do something it might hurt small businesses'.  Why do these 'pro-life' conservatives always side with the dollar over actual lives?
 
2020-11-29 8:36:24 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


I don't believe you're really sorry.
 
2020-11-29 8:37:27 AM  
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You know how many people will be alive next year in El Paso, Texas?

That's how many.
 
2020-11-29 8:39:13 AM  

fzumrk: "El Paso is also grappling with a politicized response to the virus, widening a chasm that had been growing ahead of the presidential election. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, a Democrat, and Mayor Dee Margo, a Republican, sparred after Samaniego enacted a stay-at-home order that closed nonessential businesses, triggering partisan recriminations and legal challenges.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) called Samaniego a "tyrant" for enacting the order. Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who said no new shutdowns would be enacted in the state, accused Samaniego of not enforcing existing rules. Samaniego's order was struck down by a court."

fark these stupid conservative farkers who have politicized this situation. Don't give me any both-sides crap.  The irrational opposition to public health measures started with them and they riled up their supporters over it.

"I've done the best I could," Margo said. "I get calls from businesses who tell me they won't make it. I get calls from families who lost loved ones. I've never politicized this, and I don't intend to."

So on one hand we have 'lots of actual people are going to die if we don't do something' and on the other we have 'if we do something it might hurt small businesses'.  Why do these 'pro-life' conservatives always side with the dollar over actual lives?


It's time to start charging them with depraved indifference.
 
2020-11-29 8:40:02 AM  
Those badlands of New Mexico aren't looking so shabby now, are they Marty Robbins?
 
2020-11-29 8:40:43 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


A big line of coke
 
2020-11-29 8:41:42 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant​_​Review-g60768-d405047-Reviews-Rosa_s_C​antina-El_Paso_Texas.html

(and a Marty Robbins earworm)
 
2020-11-29 8:41:54 AM  
Had they stayed inside, worn masks, not dined indoors, and stayed distant, this would not be the case. When are the anti-masker's going to learn this isn't fake, it's not a made up thing to scare people from voting, and it's "Not going away after the election". Uhg, so sick of this.
 
2020-11-29 8:41:57 AM  

Bob The Nob: [Fark user image image 425x241]

You know how many people will be alive next year in El Paso, Texas?

That's how many.


No country for old men conservatives indeed.
 
2020-11-29 8:44:35 AM  
I would posit that El Paso was pretty f*cked well before Covid.  The stoplights are hung up sideways from wires across the intersections.  It's like driving in Mexico.
 
2020-11-29 8:45:29 AM  

Zombies ate my neighbors: Had they stayed inside, worn masks, not dined indoors, and stayed distant, this would not be the case. When are the anti-masker's going to learn this isn't fake, it's not a made up thing to scare people from voting, and it's "Not going away after the election". Uhg, so sick of this.


But muh freedumbs
 
2020-11-29 8:48:12 AM  

Hugemeister: fredmcmurray: Rationed healthcare you say?

How those death panels of the "greatest medical care in the world" working out for ya, Caribou Lou?

actually yes I think it's time for us to start talking about "political triage" in the hospital...

Ex; why should some Conservative Republican Maga cult member get the same priority of treatment as for example.... my mother? Your mother?

fark them fock their feelings they bought their ticket they knew what they were getting into with Trump.... I say let them die. If you voted for Trump and it can be documented fock you know treatment for you pull up your bootstraps rugged individualist Ride The Covid train to heaven with little baby Jesus while the rest of us are living in reality trying to deal with it....

again as always fock Trump and phark you for voting for him....


Rationing healthcare towards those you disagree with politically.........sounds legit.

In no way could a future opposition party ever use that against you.  But maybe you're also totally cool with a one party State. Seems on-brand for your way of thinking.

God, it breaks my heart to think your vote is equal to mine.
 
2020-11-29 8:51:42 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


A whale's vagina.
 
2020-11-29 8:52:15 AM  

Zombies ate my neighbors: Had they stayed inside, worn masks, not dined indoors, and stayed distant, this would not be the case. When are the anti-masker's going to learn this isn't fake, it's not a made up thing to scare people from voting, and it's "Not going away after the election". Uhg, so sick of this.


Even in death they shall remain ignorant.

I have 2 relatives so for that have died from covid, and possibly 2 more on they way. Then I had a coworker from my job I got laid off from that passed from it too. That one bothered me the most because he was a mentor to me for electronics repairs, and philosophies about life. He impacted me in a huge way.

Now everyone who refuses to wear a mask, and denies the existence of this disease tries to invalidate their deaths. They blame unknown "co-mobidities" and not the disease. The kind of people who would place blame on the tires for "guiding" a car into an accident, or the person or thing for being in their way instead of correctly placing blame with the driver.

And why? So they an absolve themselves of being part of the spreading of the disease. They'll always lay the blame on anyone but themselves.

Republican, libertarian, independent, whatever...it doesn't matter. If you fail to follow the rules, the blood is on your hands.
 
2020-11-29 8:52:41 AM  

durbnpoisn: Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?

A whale's vagina.


I'm Ron Burgundy?
 
2020-11-29 8:52:55 AM  
I get the push-pull that some of these people have with respect to local business, I do, and the desire to not lock down again as a result. I may disagree, but at least there's something there.

But if you oppose basic public health measures like mask mandates, then you ARE politicizing the situation. There are NOT justifiable reasons to pull an "I DON'T WANNA!!!" other than the fact that your party has decided to take a stand against doctors and basic science.

If you want to make it so you don't HAVE to lock down again, then require masks, and enforce it. Here, restaurants get fined $1000 for the second violation of mask orders, and it goes up from there. If they say "I won't pay it", well, a business license isn't a right, it's a privilege, and they can lose it.
 
2020-11-29 8:54:41 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


"The high-level train has left"
 
2020-11-29 8:59:33 AM  

fzumrk: "El Paso is also grappling with a politicized response to the virus, widening a chasm that had been growing ahead of the presidential election. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, a Democrat, and Mayor Dee Margo, a Republican, sparred after Samaniego enacted a stay-at-home order that closed nonessential businesses, triggering partisan recriminations and legal challenges.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) called Samaniego a "tyrant" for enacting the order. Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who said no new shutdowns would be enacted in the state, accused Samaniego of not enforcing existing rules. Samaniego's order was struck down by a court."

fark these stupid conservative farkers who have politicized this situation. Don't give me any both-sides crap.  The irrational opposition to public health measures started with them and they riled up their supporters over it.

"I've done the best I could," Margo said. "I get calls from businesses who tell me they won't make it. I get calls from families who lost loved ones. I've never politicized this, and I don't intend to."

So on one hand we have 'lots of actual people are going to die if we don't do something' and on the other we have 'if we do something it might hurt small businesses'.  Why do these 'pro-life' conservatives always side with the dollar over actual lives?


The minority voter in El Paso is Republican.  The city went 67% for Biden.  There's a reason the Trump rally in El Paso, which bussed in most of the attendees, left a half million dollar debt for government services.

El Paso is more like an island of 2M, surrounded by 600 miles of desert in all directions.  Imagine what would happen the Puerto Rico, an island, if a disaster hit it with the GOP in charge of relieving the hardship.

Now imagine a group that individually realizes they could die but also would be happy to take out way more of the enemy when they do.   They don't have to travel to the Middle East or pledge allegiance to ISIS or even wear a vest.  They just push their politicizing bullsh*t on a very large island that no one knows about.
 
2020-11-29 9:00:30 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: Hugemeister: fredmcmurray: Rationed healthcare you say?

How those death panels of the "greatest medical care in the world" working out for ya, Caribou Lou?

actually yes I think it's time for us to start talking about "political triage" in the hospital...

Ex; why should some Conservative Republican Maga cult member get the same priority of treatment as for example.... my mother? Your mother?

fark them fock their feelings they bought their ticket they knew what they were getting into with Trump.... I say let them die. If you voted for Trump and it can be documented fock you know treatment for you pull up your bootstraps rugged individualist Ride The Covid train to heaven with little baby Jesus while the rest of us are living in reality trying to deal with it....

again as always fock Trump and phark you for voting for him....

Rationing healthcare towards those you disagree with politically.........sounds legit.

In no way could a future opposition party ever use that against you.  But maybe you're also totally cool with a one party State. Seems on-brand for your way of thinking.

God, it breaks my heart to think your vote is equal to mine.


You mean just like the Loser wanted to limit medical supplies being sent to the Democratic cities early in the pandemic?
 
2020-11-29 9:01:01 AM  

G. Tarrant: a business license isn't a right, it's a privilege


Licenses ARE rights. Perhaps you are thinking of a "permit," which requires permission from someone (permit is the root of the word permission).
 
2020-11-29 9:01:23 AM  
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2020-11-29 9:01:59 AM  

mrmopar5287: G. Tarrant: a business license isn't a right, it's a privilege

Licenses ARE rights. Perhaps you are thinking of a "permit," which requires permission from someone (permit is the root of the word permission).


So a drivers license is a right?
 
2020-11-29 9:02:03 AM  
There's a lot to loathe Trump for, but the fact that even given he wanted to "reopen the economy" if all he had done was say that Patriots need to Wear Masks for Freedom to Defeat the Virus (he'd probably have thrown a China in there) then EVERY ONE of his followers would have worn one. There'd have been ZERO anti mask rallies. Fox News and OANN and Newsmax would have hailed mask wearing as a patriotic duty.

And not only would the spread be much more controlled, he'd have been able to have a more successful economic reopening, AND take the credit for being a Hero Who Triumphed Over the Virus.

All he had to do was wear a farking mask and tens of millions of other people would have too. But no, he couldn't do even that. And for that almost as much as everything else he's done, he deserves to burn in hell.
 
2020-11-29 9:04:12 AM  
What with all the cash Trump's campaign is grifting from the rubes to support his SLAPP lawsuit coup d'etat, you think they would pay El Paso the $500,000 they owe from a rally in February 2019. Most of that money is to reimburse the local police and fire departments, and fire departments run the Weeners ambulances, which are probably critically overstressed already.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-campai​g​n-rally-debt-elpaso-albuquerque-155073​7?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&u​tm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
 
2020-11-29 9:07:47 AM  

Hugemeister: fredmcmurray: Rationed healthcare you say?

How those death panels of the "greatest medical care in the world" working out for ya, Caribou Lou?

actually yes I think it's time for us to start talking about "political triage" in the hospital...

Ex; why should some Conservative Republican Maga cult member get the same priority of treatment as for example.... my mother? Your mother?

fark them fock their feelings they bought their ticket they knew what they were getting into with Trump.... I say let them die. If you voted for Trump and it can be documented fock you know treatment for you pull up your bootstraps rugged individualist Ride The Covid train to heaven with little baby Jesus while the rest of us are living in reality trying to deal with it....

again as always fock Trump and phark you for voting for him....


It's not right for only one, simple reason.

It's what they would do to us.  I don't want to be like them, or part of anything they would approve of.
 
2020-11-29 9:15:45 AM  
But I was assured on Facebook that mobile morgues are a Democrat hoax and nobody is really dying.

/ Seriously.
 
2020-11-29 9:17:47 AM  

Claude Ballse: Zombies ate my neighbors: Had they stayed inside, worn masks, not dined indoors, and stayed distant, this would not be the case. When are the anti-masker's going to learn this isn't fake, it's not a made up thing to scare people from voting, and it's "Not going away after the election". Uhg, so sick of this.

Even in death they shall remain ignorant.

I have 2 relatives so for that have died from covid, and possibly 2 more on they way. Then I had a coworker from my job I got laid off from that passed from it too. That one bothered me the most because he was a mentor to me for electronics repairs, and philosophies about life. He impacted me in a huge way.

Now everyone who refuses to wear a mask, and denies the existence of this disease tries to invalidate their deaths. They blame unknown "co-mobidities" and not the disease. The kind of people who would place blame on the tires for "guiding" a car into an accident, or the person or thing for being in their way instead of correctly placing blame with the driver.

And why? So they an absolve themselves of being part of the spreading of the disease. They'll always lay the blame on anyone but themselves.

Republican, libertarian, independent, whatever...it doesn't matter. If you fail to follow the rules, the blood is on your hands.


Until we find a way to make people accountable for their actions, to make it real for people who still for what ever farked up reason don't believe this is an issue, then we will continue to be farked nationally. This is just sickening.
 
2020-11-29 9:19:43 AM  
Margo said he watches all the numbers. "I wake up with covid-19 and go to bed with covid-19," the mayor said. "I think it's just taking people time to fully grasp the severity."

You've been out of time for eight months.
 
2020-11-29 9:22:22 AM  

Leader O'Cola: mrmopar5287: G. Tarrant: a business license isn't a right, it's a privilege

Licenses ARE rights. Perhaps you are thinking of a "permit," which requires permission from someone (permit is the root of the word permission).

So a drivers license is a right?


Yes, absolutely. It's a license, meaning if you go to the MVD and meet all requirements for the license (pass a vision screening, pass a written test, pass a road exam that isn't rigged for you to fail), you get the license. The clerk behind the counter doesn't get to deny you the license because reasons. If you meet requirements, it shall be issued using objective criteria for screening.

A permit is different. A permit requires permission from an issuing authority, which could be a matter of subjective discretion.
 
2020-11-29 9:22:33 AM  

Vtimlin: Are we immune yet?


after 2 million are dead
 
2020-11-29 9:23:53 AM  

Ambitwistor: But I was assured on Facebook that mobile morgues are a Democrat hoax and nobody is really dying.

/ Seriously.


Someone on Facebook said it wasn't that serious and said that she "hasn't seen anything resembling the black plague." I showed her a picture of one of those morgue trucks. She said she'd have to see it to believe it.
 
2020-11-29 9:26:06 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


It means "The Paso".

You're welcome.
 
2020-11-29 9:26:41 AM  

Skeleton Man: Ambitwistor: But I was assured on Facebook that mobile morgues are a Democrat hoax and nobody is really dying.

/ Seriously.

Someone on Facebook said it wasn't that serious and said that she "hasn't seen anything resembling the black plague." I showed her a picture of one of those morgue trucks. She said she'd have to see it to believe it.


Me whenever I see "it's all a hoax" posters on Facebook:

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2020-11-29 9:26:41 AM  

G. Tarrant: There's a lot to loathe Trump for, but the fact that even given he wanted to "reopen the economy" if all he had done was say that Patriots need to Wear Masks for Freedom to Defeat the Virus (he'd probably have thrown a China in there) then EVERY ONE of his followers would have worn one. There'd have been ZERO anti mask rallies. Fox News and OANN and Newsmax would have hailed mask wearing as a patriotic duty.

And not only would the spread be much more controlled, he'd have been able to have a more successful economic reopening, AND take the credit for being a Hero Who Triumphed Over the Virus.

All he had to do was wear a farking mask and tens of millions of other people would have too. But no, he couldn't do even that. And for that almost as much as everything else he's done, he deserves to burn in hell.


It is the "if liberals said breathing the air was good, conservatives would suffocate" attitude personified.
 
2020-11-29 9:27:35 AM  

Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?


"You can buy better salsa than this."
 
2020-11-29 9:28:26 AM  
El, Paso, El.
 
2020-11-29 9:31:33 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Clash City Farker: I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish. What does El Paso mean?

The Paso.


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2020-11-29 9:32:28 AM  
Want to make a MAGA's head explode? Say that Trump is a George Soros plot.

/ It wouldn't surprise me if he was
 
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