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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Texas Gov Abbott was totally justified declaring the state "100% open" on Tuesday, because per capita COVID vaccination rates were the worst in the nation that day   (wfaa.com) divider line
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2021-03-03 1:29:10 PM  
The real metric is money. Whats the financial reasoning?
 
2021-03-03 1:45:47 PM  
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You can have overflowing hospital ICUs if all of the hospitals are still closed due to storm damage.
 
2021-03-03 1:51:35 PM  
How long until those scrappy, independent "nobody-messes-with-us" politicians from Texas come begging to the federal government to help them with uncontrollable COVID spread when the rest of the country sees increasing vaccination and decreasing infection rates?
 
2021-03-03 4:16:29 PM  
Watch, Ebola--a disease that nobody infected on US soil has ever died from--will hit Texas with a case or two and they'll freak the fark out.  Meanwhile, with over 500,000 dead from C19, they're like "Let's open all the things!"
 
2021-03-03 6:56:49 PM  
Yawl gonna die.

Sad to say.

Sad to see.

But you gotta know better
 
2021-03-03 7:11:22 PM  
Pathetic.

All they have left is lies and "owning the libs".

Their policies have failed them over the decades.
Their leaders have proven to be warmongers and corrupt.
Their propaganda has driven people apart (deliberately) and people are figuring that out.

The irony is America is a two party democracy and needs a strong opposition to keep each other relatively honest.

I'm rambling; maybe I've had too many beers
 
2021-03-03 7:16:57 PM  
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2021-03-03 7:17:57 PM  
State recognized LGBTQ+ marriage then? Woo!
 
2021-03-03 7:18:00 PM  

Kubo: How long until those scrappy, independent "nobody-messes-with-us" politicians from Texas come begging to the federal government to help them with uncontrollable COVID spread when the rest of the country sees increasing vaccination and decreasing infection rates?


If that happens, fark em.  Nobody learns until elections have consequences.
 
2021-03-03 7:18:41 PM  
Don't blame this Texan Farker, I voted against him.
 
2021-03-03 7:20:03 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The real metric is money. Whats the financial reasoning?


The real metric is politics, here. This could simply be malevolence on behalf of (R)s.


We used to say "never attribute to malice..." but I think given the modern GQP, that phrase might need reversed.

/At least if we have any interest in keeping them from drowning us all in their ideological bathtub.
 
2021-03-03 7:20:05 PM  
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2021-03-03 7:20:57 PM  

HempHead: [Fark user image 671x979]


Even with the states leaving it up to businesses to decide their own masking policies, law enforcement will NOT intervene if a customer refuses to comply with a businesses masking policy.

Texas farkers need to put this to the test.
 
2021-03-03 7:22:17 PM  
You can't tell me what to do. 🙄🙄🙄🙄
 
2021-03-03 7:22:36 PM  

Hellkite85: Don't blame this Texan Farker, I voted against him.


But you will be blamed. Because you should just move to a blue state. Or something.
 
2021-03-03 7:25:30 PM  
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When I look for long-term trends, I look to what happened on Tuesday.
 
2021-03-03 7:26:16 PM  
Maybe Abbott is a secret worshiper of Nurgle?
 
2021-03-03 7:26:24 PM  

GoldSpider: HempHead: [Fark user image 671x979]

Even with the states leaving it up to businesses to decide their own masking policies, law enforcement will NOT intervene if a customer refuses to comply with a businesses masking policy.

Texas farkers need to put this to the test.


How the hell not? At that point, a refusal to leave becomes trespassing, does it not? You can shoot people for that in Texas, yeah?
 
2021-03-03 7:27:00 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Hellkite85: Don't blame this Texan Farker, I voted against him.

But you will be blamed. Because you should just move to a blue state. Or something.


Come on up to NYS, youll be among friends and in most places outside the cities you might not even notice much of a difference, except the bugs are smaller and there's snow half the year.

Also we have this magical thing called "pizza", "delis" and "Wegmans".

Look them up - you'll be amazed.
 
2021-03-03 7:27:05 PM  

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Mansion Reservationist

512 305 8524

In case anyone needs it
 
2021-03-03 7:34:32 PM  
Well to be fair that is a very effective way to increase the percentage of the population that has Covid antibodies.
 
2021-03-03 7:34:54 PM  
In case the last year wasn't very clear, I'll spell it out. The government will not save you from this. It's too broken. You will be put at risk, you will not be properly compensated, and if you have to go to the hospital you will be extorted for every cent they can bleed from you.

You. Are. On. Your. Own.

At best, you can hope for vaccination which appears to actually be coming, any other aid is a bonus.

But too many dumb farks in this country believe that if you can't manufacture a hospital yourself with only bootstraps than you deserve to die.

Act accordingly, vote against it when you can, but accept the reality that your countrymen are trying to vote you to death.
 
2021-03-03 7:36:28 PM  
At least people stopped talking about Abbott letting everyone freeze to death in their homes due to his gross incompetence.

Now they are talking about everyone soon to die gasping for breath as they drown with fluid in their lungs and their bodies shut down so that is... something.
 
2021-03-03 7:38:11 PM  
This was the spin I heard today from a very conservative friend (not a Qanoner). I am in Houston btw:

- Texas is on a huge downward trend and vaccines are becoming more readily available. Abbott opened with the clause to revert if there is a spike. They will use the time to monitor to see if the mask mandate and limitations were having an appreciable effect.

So basically, gambling millions of Texan lives to run a perverted experiment we already know the answer will be. Somehow this is a legitimate reason for the announcement.

/Texan
//This is dumb.
 
2021-03-03 7:38:59 PM  

HerptheDerp: In case the last year wasn't very clear, I'll spell it out. The government will not save you from this. It's too broken.


So, lose all faith in government is what you're saying? Anarchy now? Crack each other heads open and feast on the goo inside?

How's the borscht in downtown Vladivostok?
 
2021-03-03 7:42:22 PM  
not to be that guy but Texans elected these clowns to make their state's bed. they can sleep in it. not sure how many deaths or how much suffering is required to change the tune of a group of people who walk around in cowboy halloween costumes every day of the year but hopefully we are getting close.
 
2021-03-03 7:50:37 PM  

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You can have overflowing hospital ICUs if all of the hospitals are still closed due to storm damage.


you clowns have been threatening this for a year now and it has not happened.

time to find a new scare tactic.
 
2021-03-03 7:51:29 PM  

the money is in the banana stand: This was the spin I heard today from a very conservative friend (not a Qanoner). I am in Houston btw:

- Texas is on a huge downward trend and vaccines are becoming more readily available. Abbott opened with the clause to revert if there is a spike. They will use the time to monitor to see if the mask mandate and limitations were having an appreciable effect.

So basically, gambling millions of Texan lives to run a perverted experiment we already know the answer will be. Somehow this is a legitimate reason for the announcement.

/Texan
//This is dumb.


"millions of lives???"

come on man.
 
2021-03-03 7:51:50 PM  
Texas will simply blame any new cases of COVID-19 on "Mexican Countries".
 
2021-03-03 7:54:13 PM  
Also remember the timing of this is deliberate. There is a large downward trend in new infections that is coming because the entire farking state got snowed in for a week. They're going to point to that, say look masks are not necessary the whole time, and then ignore the rebound
 
2021-03-03 7:58:32 PM  
Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.
 
2021-03-03 7:59:09 PM  

winedrinkingman: Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.


Are you serious, or am I missing a joke here?
 
2021-03-03 7:59:34 PM  

red230: Well to be fair that is a very effective way to increase the percentage of the population that has Covid antibodies.


And increase the odds that a new, deadlier mutant strain evolves.
 
2021-03-03 7:59:54 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The real metric is money. Whats the financial reasoning?


Jobs, employing te

the money is in the banana stand: This was the spin I heard today from a very conservative friend (not a Qanoner). I am in Houston btw:

- Texas is on a huge downward trend and vaccines are becoming more readily available. Abbott opened with the clause to revert if there is a spike. They will use the time to monitor to see if the mask mandate and limitations were having an appreciable effect.

So basically, gambling millions of Texan lives to run a perverted experiment we already know the answer will be. Somehow this is a legitimate reason for the announcement.

/Texan
//This is dumb.


Did you hear Mayor Turner, guy was about to lose it in public. He is literally having his covid high come crashing down and he is hitting rock bottom quickly and publically. Outside your bubble, Texas has been back to normal for some time. Many places no longer enforce wearing a mask. Wear two ot three masks if you need to while in public. Wash your hands often. Do not put your unwashed hands near your face. You will be fine.
 
2021-03-03 8:11:33 PM  

pmdgrwr: Nadie_AZ: The real metric is money. Whats the financial reasoning?

Jobs, employing


You accidentally whatever trite and cliche talking point you were about to use.
 
2021-03-03 8:13:22 PM  

Benjamin_Ghazi: the money is in the banana stand: This was the spin I heard today from a very conservative friend (not a Qanoner). I am in Houston btw:

- Texas is on a huge downward trend and vaccines are becoming more readily available. Abbott opened with the clause to revert if there is a spike. They will use the time to monitor to see if the mask mandate and limitations were having an appreciable effect.

So basically, gambling millions of Texan lives to run a perverted experiment we already know the answer will be. Somehow this is a legitimate reason for the announcement.

/Texan
//This is dumb.

"millions of lives???"

come on man.


Perhaps millions of lives will be at risk when a new deadly variant appears in Texas and spreads all over the world.
 
2021-03-03 8:14:33 PM  

Jiggatron69: Maybe Abbott is a secret worshiper of Nurgle?


His noodle legs are a blessing of chaos.
 
2021-03-03 8:15:21 PM  
They just want to be the control group.
 
2021-03-03 8:17:24 PM  
I often wonder what my life would be like if my parents hadn't moved us from Connecticut to Dallas when I was a kid in the early 1980's.
 
2021-03-03 8:17:59 PM  

aagrajag: winedrinkingman: Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.

Are you serious, or am I missing a joke here?


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2021-03-03 8:25:42 PM  
Abbot is pre-blaming immigrants, who are screened for covid, for the spike in infections and deaths he's decided to cause.

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You have to want to live in a racist-friendly fantasy-world to support the Republican party. Abbott is killing Texans, and 13K people think it's great to blame immigrants for it.
 
2021-03-03 8:31:48 PM  

aagrajag: winedrinkingman: Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.

Are you serious, or am I missing a joke here?


Get the vaccine and find out for yourself!

/ wink
// tongue click
/// finger guns
 
2021-03-03 8:33:05 PM  
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2021-03-03 8:37:06 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: aagrajag: winedrinkingman: Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.

Are you serious, or am I missing a joke here?

Get the vaccine and find out for yourself!

/ wink
// tongue click
/// finger guns


I still would if I could, but now I'm kind of concerned for my wife's health and safety. One of her nicknames for me is "hammer-dick".

Not a humble-brag; I wish I could make it softer for the sake of her vag, but she really gets me all horned up, y'know?
 
2021-03-03 8:45:12 PM  

Malenfant: Abbot is pre-blaming immigrants, who are screened for covid, for the spike in infections and deaths he's decided to cause.

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You have to want to live in a racist-friendly fantasy-world to support the Republican party. Abbott is killing Texans, and 13K people think it's great to blame immigrants for it.


I was watching Abbot on a local news station talking about his mask policy and he just threw this blurb out there about immigrants spreading Covid because of Biden's policies.  These scumbags can't go a minute without saying something racist or bigoted to keep fear mongering the old white conservative base.
 
2021-03-03 9:02:29 PM  
So the governor of the state currently failing the hardest at vaccine distribution decides fark it, open all the things?

Usually you resign when you fail at your job.
 
2021-03-03 9:02:57 PM  

omnimancer28: Also remember the timing of this is deliberate. There is a large downward trend in new infections that is coming because the entire farking state got snowed in for a week. They're going to point to that, say look masks are not necessary the whole time, and then ignore the rebound


...but spring break is next week...
 
2021-03-03 9:08:26 PM  

aagrajag: Barricaded Gunman: aagrajag: winedrinkingman: Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.

Are you serious, or am I missing a joke here?

Get the vaccine and find out for yourself!

/ wink
// tongue click
/// finger guns

I still would if I could, but now I'm kind of concerned for my wife's health and safety. One of her nicknames for me is "hammer-dick".

Not a humble-brag; I wish I could make it softer for the sake of her vag, but she really gets me all horned up, y'know?


How you doin'?
 
2021-03-03 9:09:07 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: aagrajag: winedrinkingman: Has anyone else noticed the vaccine side effect where you get harder and longer lasting erections?  It has been like three weeks and it is like I am a horny teenager again.

Are you serious, or am I missing a joke here?

Get the vaccine and find out for yourself!

/ wink
// tongue click
/// finger guns


It only happens after the second shot. Be sure to get both.
 
2021-03-03 9:11:50 PM  
Might want to take another look at those gubernatorial recall election laws Texas.
 
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