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(ABC 33/40 Birmingham)   Alabama governor Kay Ivey extends mask mandate through March 5th, even though all four neighboring states have never even had a mandate. Hero tag is a pretty low bar sometimes, but we'll go with it for bucking the politics   (abc3340.com) divider line
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2021-01-22 12:26:14 PM  
16 votes:
In November I left AL for the first time (family emergency) and went into a small-town Zaxby's chicken restaurant in FL. There were about 30 patrons and ZERO masks. Yet all the employees were wearing them.

That was absolute culture shock, I had forgotten what it was like to see people without a mask indoors. Very surreal.

/left and went through drive-thru
 
2021-01-22 1:52:50 PM  
10 votes:

FLMountainMan: NikolaiFarkoff: In November I left AL for the first time (family emergency) and went into a small-town Zaxby's chicken restaurant in FL. There were about 30 patrons and ZERO masks. Yet all the employees were wearing them.

That was absolute culture shock, I had forgotten what it was like to see people without a mask indoors. Very surreal.

/left and went through drive-thru

And yet... Alabama has 128 deaths per 100k people and Florida has 114 deaths per 100k people.  Must not be locked down hard enough up there in Alabama.  Might be curfew time.


Florida numbers are completely worthless. Congrats on ending that coma.
 
2021-01-22 1:49:27 PM  
10 votes:

FLMountainMan: NikolaiFarkoff: In November I left AL for the first time (family emergency) and went into a small-town Zaxby's chicken restaurant in FL. There were about 30 patrons and ZERO masks. Yet all the employees were wearing them.

That was absolute culture shock, I had forgotten what it was like to see people without a mask indoors. Very surreal.

/left and went through drive-thru

And yet... Alabama has 128 deaths per 100k people and Florida has 114 deaths per 100k people.  Must not be locked down hard enough up there in Alabama.  Might be curfew time.


Funny, you believe the numbers Florida reports.

They can't even keep people from out-of-state from getting vaccinated.
 
2021-01-22 1:12:21 PM  
10 votes:
A couple of weeks ago. I was at the local ABC store in Pelham, AL. And this black guy...(A really cute guy BTW, just imagine a black Paul Rudd..just all happy and fun sized) comes in without a mask..and the clerk is "NOPE NOPE NOPE...NO MASK NO SERVICE, Says so right on the door" I say I have some extras...and give him a couple from my car.
He ends up buying my rum for me. He was in a rush as part of a wedding party groomsman thing.
 
2021-01-22 2:45:19 PM  
4 votes:

OneFretAway: I drove through Alabama a few weeks ago, and I'm going to go on record as saying that it was better than Louisiana, Mississippi or Georgia.


I came to Alabama 26 years ago as a teenager* and immediately declared it better than anywhere I had lived/visited in PA, NJ, FL, MD, or even most of SoCal, once you factor in natural beauty, crowds, costs, and jobs. I guess you could it a really good compromise of a lot of things. It's just a shame that our state's politics are driven by the Old Boy Network and don't accurately reflect the people very well, IMHO.

*and that was Montgomery in the 90s, by all accounts a pretty terrible place to live at the time, at least among smaller cities.
 
2021-01-22 1:55:07 PM  
4 votes:
I drove through Alabama a few weeks ago, and I'm going to go on record as saying that it was better than Louisiana, Mississippi or Georgia.
 
2021-01-22 2:26:10 PM  
3 votes:
Work in downtown Birmingham and walked to lunch today. Even the homeless people here have reusable masks at this point.
 
2021-01-22 3:14:55 PM  
2 votes:
Alabama isn't a shiatty state when you compare it to Louisiana or Mississippi. Alabama has money that those two states don't have, but the people here are still stupid as fark. That's just how the elites want it in Alabama. The difference being there are no real elites in Louisiana and Mississippi. I am pretty sure those two states consider the slumlord of a trailer park the pinnacle of sophistication. In Alabama the elite lives in a plantation and hires a bunch of black people to housekeep and garden so they can LARP as slave owners.
 
2021-01-22 3:05:37 PM  
2 votes:

optikeye: OneFretAway: I stopped in Auburn to visit some dead relatives (genealogy nerd) and thought it was a super pretty town.  I've got more dead relatives in Mobile I may try to find on the way home.


Auburn is a great place, IMO, but I might be biased since I lived and went to school there for 5-6 years. You get all the quaintness of a small town, the fun of a college town, and you can hit Atlanta in less than 90s minutes (concerts, international flights, etc)

80k people in the metro area, and a pretty diversified economy. Some of the best public schools in the country, too.
 
2021-01-22 1:54:37 PM  
2 votes:
I am in Facebook groups in both Fairhope and Huntsville and the crazy stupids are out in full force today over 'MeeMaw'
 
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2021-01-22 1:45:48 PM  
2 votes:

optikeye: A couple of weeks ago. I was at the local ABC store in Pelham, AL. And this black guy...(A really cute guy BTW, just imagine a black Paul Rudd..just all happy and fun sized) comes in without a mask..and the clerk is "NOPE NOPE NOPE...NO MASK NO SERVICE, Says so right on the door" I say I have some extras...and give him a couple from my car.
He ends up buying my rum for me. He was in a rush as part of a wedding party groomsman thing.


Pelham? just passing through or are you from the area?

/lived in Pelham up until about 2 years ago.
 
2021-01-23 3:50:06 PM  
1 vote:

thrillbilly1967: I work for the board of education in a county in Alabama. They keep taking breaks and going all virtual because the covid is gonna kill everybody etc etc. But during every single time we have been out of school because the threat was too high to have school....SPORTS CONTINUED AS USUAL. Football games etc. Just yesterday they had a All County Basketball tournament with 7 schools participating in one gym. Between players coaches and fans not a single mask could be seen. But when school is in session we are told to have zero tolerance for children who do not have their masks on. They are to be written up immediately. NO excuses. They have the choice of virtual if they do not wish to wear a mask.


Sounds like we need to cancel the sports, not the zero tolerance mask policy. Or better yet, fund the school district to go virtual 100%.
 
2021-01-22 2:55:42 PM  
1 vote:

optikeye: OneFretAway: I stopped in Auburn to visit some dead relatives (genealogy nerd) and thought it was a super pretty town.  I've got more dead relatives in Mobile I may try to find on the way home.

I was impressed by how few billboards there were.  Louisiana is the worst.

I'm fairly certain in that neck of the woods, the only billboards you can have are for Dog Tracks, Churches, and Fireworks.


This sign is uncomfortably close to where I live, generally speaking.

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But I guess going to a church once or twice as a kid just to hang out with friends inoculated me from Devil visits. Or the fact that he's a fictional character, that may have had something to do with it too.
 
2021-01-22 2:52:00 PM  
1 vote:

NikolaiFarkoff: OneFretAway: I drove through Alabama a few weeks ago, and I'm going to go on record as saying that it was better than Louisiana, Mississippi or Georgia.

I came to Alabama 26 years ago as a teenager* and immediately declared it better than anywhere I had lived/visited in PA, NJ, FL, MD, or even most of SoCal, once you factor in natural beauty, crowds, costs, and jobs. I guess you could it a really good compromise of a lot of things. It's just a shame that our state's politics are driven by the Old Boy Network and don't accurately reflect the people very well, IMHO.

*and that was Montgomery in the 90s, by all accounts a pretty terrible place to live at the time, at least among smaller cities.


The two best things about Montgomery are I-85 and I-65.

I say that as someone who isn't from here but has lived here for over 40 years. There are some bright spots to it, though there used to be more.
 
2021-01-22 2:31:27 PM  
1 vote:

Not_Todd: Are there exceptions for "Democrat official speaking to the press"?


First you'd have to find a Democratic Party official in Alabama --- then we'll see how it goes. (If that person is 10 feet or more away from anyone else in the room, then he or she might not be wearing one. But I would hope they would anyway.)
 
2021-01-22 2:12:48 PM  
1 vote:
I'm surprised a group of guys haven't tried to kidnap her for taking away their "freedoms"
 
2021-01-22 2:02:51 PM  
1 vote:
Pelham.. can confirm.

Most every retail and food establishment (and their patrons) are doing masking and social distancing right, and have been for a very long time.
The notable exception are auto parts stores... ugh.  No masks to be found, period.
Big-box home improvement stores were slow to comply, but they eventually did.
 
2021-01-22 1:52:39 PM  
1 vote:
Governor Meemaw doesn't want her grandbabies gettin' sick, so she's tellin' 'em to mask up! (And don't make me tell you again!)
 
2021-01-22 1:51:56 PM  
1 vote:

Mrtraveler01: FLMountainMan: NikolaiFarkoff: In November I left AL for the first time (family emergency) and went into a small-town Zaxby's chicken restaurant in FL. There were about 30 patrons and ZERO masks. Yet all the employees were wearing them.

That was absolute culture shock, I had forgotten what it was like to see people without a mask indoors. Very surreal.

/left and went through drive-thru

And yet... Alabama has 128 deaths per 100k people and Florida has 114 deaths per 100k people.  Must not be locked down hard enough up there in Alabama.  Might be curfew time.

Funny, you believe the numbers Florida reports.

They can't even keep people from out-of-state from getting vaccinated.


Well, given that they have around 2,000 deaths in their CDC stats that don't have a positive COVID test associated with them, they probably are a little high.
 
2021-01-22 1:45:36 PM  
1 vote:

NikolaiFarkoff: In November I left AL for the first time (family emergency) and went into a small-town Zaxby's chicken restaurant in FL. There were about 30 patrons and ZERO masks. Yet all the employees were wearing them.

That was absolute culture shock, I had forgotten what it was like to see people without a mask indoors. Very surreal.

/left and went through drive-thru


And yet... Alabama has 128 deaths per 100k people and Florida has 114 deaths per 100k people.  Must not be locked down hard enough up there in Alabama.  Might be curfew time.
 
2021-01-22 1:43:12 PM  
1 vote:
Buck the politics!
 
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