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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 1:43:34 PM  
11 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.


So...didn't get laid?
 
2021-01-22 2:51:56 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2021-01-22 1:51:56 PM  
3 votes:

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  
3 votes:

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 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 1:57:59 PM  
2 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: 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.


I came to post this as well.
 
2021-01-22 1:52:50 PM  
2 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  
2 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 11:31:09 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
2021-01-22 4:02:47 PM  
1 vote:
For the most part people around here use their mask. And by use their mask I mean below their nose or on the chin. Convenience stores are the worst, it's rare to see anybody wearing a mask in one. I guess people think Mtn.Dew,beer and cigarettes will keep them immune from Covid-19.
 
2021-01-22 3:29:45 PM  
1 vote:
Has anyone bothered to read the mandate?

Better than nothing, I guess, but there are a lot of articles out there saying people aren't getting fined, just reminded and encouraged to wear a mask.  But this is weaksauce for a mask mandate.

The order applies when interacting in public within 6 feet of people from a different household.

The mask or other facial covering should cover your nostrils and mouth at all times.  (should is not must)

The order applies to indoor spaces open to the general public, a vehicle operated by a transportation service, or an outdoor public space where 10 or more people are gathered.

The order requires businesses to take reasonable steps to encourage mask use by employees and customers like displaying a sign.

Businesses are not required to deny entry to people who aren't wearing a mask, but they retain the right to do so.

The order doesn't apply to people 6 years of age or younger.

The order doesn't apply to people with a medical condition or disability that prevents him or her from wearing a facial covering.

The order doesn't apply while you are are consuming food or drink.  (Billy don't need a mask, he got a beer in his hand)

The facial-covering requirement does not apply to people who are actively engaged in exercise or athletic activities. (Like in a gym)

Masks or other facial coverings can be factory-made, homemade, or improvised from household items such as scarves, bandanas, or t-shirts.

The penalty for violating the order can result in a $500 fine and/or jail time  (this isn't being enforced.)
 
2021-01-22 3:20:17 PM  
1 vote:

FLMountainMan: 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 reporting Covid deaths again?  i thought they stopped because DeSantis is super smart.
 
2021-01-22 3:18:48 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


I live in Lower Alabama.. I've only seen someone refused service once for not wearing a mask.

I actually had to quit a job over it. My manager said "If the county sheriff won't enforce the mask mandate, neither will I!"
 
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 2:31:27 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 2:20:04 PM  
1 vote:
Are there exceptions for "Democrat official speaking to the press"?
 
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 2:04:43 PM  
1 vote:
Kay Ivey is 76 years old.
Republicans always go against the politics when it affects them personally.
 
2021-01-22 1:55:38 PM  
1 vote:
Mississippi put in a state-wide mandate back in, what, August of last year? Then it lapsed and came back and now we're at 95% of counties with a mandate.

Don't break your arm giving yourself a reacharound, subby.
 
2021-01-22 1:54:37 PM  
1 vote:
I am in Facebook groups in both Fairhope and Huntsville and the crazy stupids are out in full force today over 'MeeMaw'
 
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 1:43:12 PM  
1 vote:
Buck the politics!
 
2021-01-22 1:12:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:26:14 PM  
1 vote:
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
 
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