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2021-08-20 10:17:23 AM  
Don't you dare go masking now, though.
 
2021-08-20 10:40:19 AM  
All aboard the pain train, dickweeds!
 
2021-08-20 11:06:55 AM  
They say all of this but don't say: "wear a mask" or "get vaccinated".

EABOD!
 
2021-08-20 11:08:20 AM  
Yeah but its kentucky. The guys who keep voting rand paul and mitch. So let it burn to the farking ground.
 
2021-08-20 11:08:31 AM  
But banjo music doesn't sound quite as sweet when you cover up your freedumb holes with a mask.
 
2021-08-20 11:10:59 AM  
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Meanwhile, back in the jungle...
 
2021-08-20 11:11:03 AM  
There are dangerous fires raging everywhere. It is still your right to wear gasoline underwear.
 
2021-08-20 11:12:11 AM  

goodncold: They say all of this but don't say: "wear a mask" or "get vaccinated".

EABOD!


The Mayor said both in the video that was in TFA. But you know, their freedumb!
 
2021-08-20 11:13:18 AM  
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2021-08-20 11:16:41 AM  
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2021-08-20 11:17:18 AM  
They're just jealous of Alabama.

Seriously, wasn't someone talking notes?
 
2021-08-20 11:19:28 AM  

cyberspacedout: They're just jealous of Alabama.

Seriously, wasn't someone talking notes?


Its Kentucky....who is able to read?
 
2021-08-20 11:20:44 AM  
Looking like it was a smart move to cancel our registration for the Bourbon Country Burn. Last year it was cancelled but so far it's scheduled to happen at the end of September. Hope no one gets too drunk and wrecks their bike, looks like there won't be any space in the emergency room.

/Vaccinated, but it still gave me uneasy feelings about hanging out with 1,600 people from all over.
 
2021-08-20 11:23:01 AM  
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Fear not Freedom Flu
 
2021-08-20 11:25:22 AM  
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2021-08-20 11:30:00 AM  
Be shear, the Democrat, is facing a hopeless battle trying to craft a reasonable response is a state that ALSO voted for pure evil, in the forms of Moscow Mitch and Rand Paul.
 
2021-08-20 11:33:54 AM  

goodncold: They say all of this but don't say: "wear a mask" or "get vaccinated".

EABOD!


Would it help? The info is out there if they haven't figured it out yet they never will.
 
2021-08-20 11:37:27 AM  
Out if beds? Come back to me when you're willing to do something about it. We all know it's gonna come down to tossing the antivaxers onto the streets. Until then you're just biatching about not having the balls to solve the issue.
 
2021-08-20 11:39:19 AM  

RTOGUY: goodncold: They say all of this but don't say: "wear a mask" or "get vaccinated".

EABOD!

Would it help? The info is out there if they haven't figured it out yet they never will.


When the idiots only listen to certain people then those certain people need to be truthful.

Unfortunately critical thinking skills have been eroded throughout the world by people who are greedy for power.
 
2021-08-20 11:43:02 AM  
Gee.  If only they had been warned and had some way to protect themselves.
 
2021-08-20 11:46:49 AM  
You are not free to jeopardize my health and safety.
 
2021-08-20 11:47:22 AM  
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Watchin' red states redline like "I need more nuggies."
 
2021-08-20 11:50:08 AM  
No, assholes, your hospitals reached critical long ago. If theirs are like ours, Critical staffing levels have become the new norm. Right now on our medical floor, a nurse can take up to seven patients. The charge nurse can take six patients. It used to be five and zero, respectively. Our step down unit can take four patients each. It used to be two. Then you tack on a complete lack of technicians to assist the nurses, and you have the current cluster fark. Basically at this point, the best we can do is keep up with medications. Things like care plans, bathing, assisting people that need help eating, one on one care, turning patients, etc. all gets done if there's time, and there's usually not. We don't get meal breaks, we don't get personal breaks. At best, you go take a piss and get right back on it. And that wears on people that are compassionate and empathetic towards others. We go to work and do the absolute best we can do and we walk away feeling like shiat because our best wasn't good enough. We have massive turnover at this point. If you walked into our step down unit right now from a year ago, there's probably three or four people left that were core staff. The rest have all quit. I hate to admit this, but thanks to the anonymity of the Internet I will, unvaccinated Covid patients or my lowest priority right now. I've got sick people everywhere I turn, and these motherfarkers lay  in bed and cuss at me because they're sick and they've got things to do and why should they have to stay in their room and why do they have to wear a mask in the hallways and why was their meal cold.... And I just stopped giving a shiat probably a month ago. That makes me feel terrible as a person and as a nurse. But that's just the way it is.
 
2021-08-20 11:54:04 AM  

Kris_Romm: Be shear, the Democrat, is facing a hopeless battle trying to craft a reasonable response is a state that ALSO voted for pure evil, in the forms of Moscow Mitch and Rand Paul.


Kentucky doesn't deserve Beshear. Send him to Indiana.
 
2021-08-20 11:54:09 AM  

eagles95: cyberspacedout: They're just jealous of Alabama.

Seriously, wasn't someone talking notes?

Its Kentucky....who is able to read?


Yeah, it's as if nobody in Kentucky reads the news anymore.
 
2021-08-20 12:04:49 PM  

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Watchin' red states redline like "I need more nuggies."


I dont understand baby yoda.
It seems dumb that he was always a super tiny possum person. They should have made him a tall, strong humanoid type creature as a young man who, over 400 years or whatever, shriveled into a little old man type guy.
 
2021-08-20 12:09:36 PM  
Corn pone. No, wait, did you say Kentucky?

I was thinking one of the Benighted States of Ameriduh. Kentucky is almost, well, never mind. I can't think of a good word.
 
2021-08-20 12:10:15 PM  

leeksfromchichis: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 620x413]

Watchin' red states redline like "I need more nuggies."


What's that Baby Muppet doing in a trash can?
 
2021-08-20 12:11:38 PM  
Honestly after all the anti-vax freedom propaganda from right wing news outlets I'm a bit...

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About the news of another red state reaching peek COVID in it's hospitals. I mean the only thing that could motivate me to care in any way about this is if Biden decide to build walls around red states to keep the plague from spreading out. At that point I'd just be like that smiling guy standing behind two girls because of my apathy and over exposure to the freedumbs.

Honestly until people deal with the root of the problem which a lot of times is Republicans obstructing to maintain or gain power I really don't care anymore. Problem won't go away and I can't do anything about it except keep wearing a mask and stay vaccinated and isolated till this is all over.
 
2021-08-20 12:14:03 PM  
(shrug) Thanks for volunteering to die and make our country a better place.

Hey Nurse!: I hate to admit this, but thanks to the anonymity of the Internet I will, unvaccinated Covid patients are my lowest priority right now. I've got sick people everywhere I turn, and these motherfarkers lay  in bed and cuss at me because they're sick and they've got things to do and why should they have to stay in their room and why do they have to wear a mask in the hallways and why was their meal cold.... And I just stopped giving a shiat probably a month ago. That makes me feel terrible as a person and as a nurse. But that's just the way it is.


This tragedy isn't on you and you have nothing to feel bad about.
 
2021-08-20 12:22:26 PM  

Hey Nurse!: No, assholes, your hospitals reached critical long ago. If theirs are like ours, Critical staffing levels have become the new norm. Right now on our medical floor, a nurse can take up to seven patients. The charge nurse can take six patients. It used to be five and zero, respectively. Our step down unit can take four patients each. It used to be two. Then you tack on a complete lack of technicians to assist the nurses, and you have the current cluster fark. Basically at this point, the best we can do is keep up with medications. Things like care plans, bathing, assisting people that need help eating, one on one care, turning patients, etc. all gets done if there's time, and there's usually not. We don't get meal breaks, we don't get personal breaks. At best, you go take a piss and get right back on it. And that wears on people that are compassionate and empathetic towards others. We go to work and do the absolute best we can do and we walk away feeling like shiat because our best wasn't good enough. We have massive turnover at this point. If you walked into our step down unit right now from a year ago, there's probably three or four people left that were core staff. The rest have all quit. I hate to admit this, but thanks to the anonymity of the Internet I will, unvaccinated Covid patients or my lowest priority right now. I've got sick people everywhere I turn, and these motherfarkers lay  in bed and cuss at me because they're sick and they've got things to do and why should they have to stay in their room and why do they have to wear a mask in the hallways and why was their meal cold.... And I just stopped giving a shiat probably a month ago. That makes me feel terrible as a person and as a nurse. But that's just the way it is.


Serious question: Where are all these quitting nurses going? I have a child interested in nursing but not in the current hospital hellhole ( if it can be avoided), where should they look to go once they graduate?
 
2021-08-20 12:27:29 PM  

oldweasel: I have a child interested in nursing but not in the current hospital hellhole ( if it can be avoided), where should they look to go once they graduate?


New Zealand.
 
2021-08-20 12:41:28 PM  

Hey Nurse!: No, assholes, your hospitals reached critical long ago. If theirs are like ours, Critical staffing levels have become the new norm. Right now on our medical floor, a nurse can take up to seven patients. The charge nurse can take six patients. It used to be five and zero, respectively. Our step down unit can take four patients each. It used to be two. Then you tack on a complete lack of technicians to assist the nurses, and you have the current cluster fark. Basically at this point, the best we can do is keep up with medications. Things like care plans, bathing, assisting people that need help eating, one on one care, turning patients, etc. all gets done if there's time, and there's usually not. We don't get meal breaks, we don't get personal breaks. At best, you go take a piss and get right back on it. And that wears on people that are compassionate and empathetic towards others. We go to work and do the absolute best we can do and we walk away feeling like shiat because our best wasn't good enough. We have massive turnover at this point. If you walked into our step down unit right now from a year ago, there's probably three or four people left that were core staff. The rest have all quit. I hate to admit this, but thanks to the anonymity of the Internet I will, unvaccinated Covid patients or my lowest priority right now. I've got sick people everywhere I turn, and these motherfarkers lay  in bed and cuss at me because they're sick and they've got things to do and why should they have to stay in their room and why do they have to wear a mask in the hallways and why was their meal cold.... And I just stopped giving a shiat probably a month ago. That makes me feel terrible as a person and as a nurse. But that's just the way it is.


I hate that you've lost the ability to be sympathetic to these people in what might be their final moments. I can't imagine what the burnout caused by this disease and people's distrust of science has caused you physically and emotionally. If you're like most of the nurses I know, you really are a kind person that wants to help people. Sure you give out meds and install IVs, but it's what you didn't learn in nursing school that sometimes makes the biggest difference. Making your patients laugh, refilling their water, and wiping their ass, doesn't get you any glory and probably gets old real quick, but treating people with compassion when they're in that moment is truly something to be proud of. As someone who has been in the hospital and had amazing nurses, I think that people are farked if they can't appreciate you and the sacrifices you make for them. You do a job that I could never do. I would tell those people to go fark themselves and leave pamphlets for coffin companies at their bedside. Hang in there. Those of us with even a spark of intelligence are grateful for you.

/thoughts and prayers
 
2021-08-20 12:48:01 PM  

Hey Nurse!: No, assholes, your hospitals reached critical long ago. If theirs are like ours, Critical staffing levels have become the new norm. Right now on our medical floor, a nurse can take up to seven patients. The charge nurse can take six patients. It used to be five and zero, respectively. Our step down unit can take four patients each. It used to be two. Then you tack on a complete lack of technicians to assist the nurses, and you have the current cluster fark. Basically at this point, the best we can do is keep up with medications. Things like care plans, bathing, assisting people that need help eating, one on one care, turning patients, etc. all gets done if there's time, and there's usually not. We don't get meal breaks, we don't get personal breaks. At best, you go take a piss and get right back on it. And that wears on people that are compassionate and empathetic towards others. We go to work and do the absolute best we can do and we walk away feeling like shiat because our best wasn't good enough. We have massive turnover at this point. If you walked into our step down unit right now from a year ago, there's probably three or four people left that were core staff. The rest have all quit. I hate to admit this, but thanks to the anonymity of the Internet I will, unvaccinated Covid patients or my lowest priority right now. I've got sick people everywhere I turn, and these motherfarkers lay  in bed and cuss at me because they're sick and they've got things to do and why should they have to stay in their room and why do they have to wear a mask in the hallways and why was their meal cold.... And I just stopped giving a shiat probably a month ago. That makes me feel terrible as a person and as a nurse. But that's just the way it is.


Given the demand, are wages increasing substantially?  I would guess 30% salary increases per year plus student loan forgiveness, hiring bonus etc.
We as a country are now spending more than $2 trillion a year on health care.    There is no reason workers should be in short supply or underpaid.
 
2021-08-20 12:49:59 PM  

oldweasel: Serious question: Where are all these quitting nurses going?


Probably travel nursing in non-covid wards or in high-vax/low-positivity regions since the going rate is several times higher than market rate right now for local talent.

Can't really blame em, it's the free market in action for capitalism's abject failure to prepare or adapt.
 
2021-08-20 1:01:08 PM  
Kentucky is like Chernobyl, only instead of radiation, it's stupidity.
 
2021-08-20 1:04:17 PM  

Northern: Given the demand, are wages increasing substantially?


LOLOLOLOLOLOL
 
2021-08-20 1:13:37 PM  

Kris_Romm: Be shear, the Democrat, is facing a hopeless battle trying to craft a reasonable response is a state that ALSO voted for pure evil, in the forms of Moscow Mitch and Rand Paul.


Don't forget his (separately elected R) AG who is actively trying to throw roadblocks up/dismantle everything he does.
 
2021-08-20 1:15:23 PM  
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2021-08-20 1:41:37 PM  
The medical facilities in the sticks are overwhelmed?
Color me shocked.
Louisville hospital covid admissions are up for sure, but we aren't critical.
We (Louisville residents) are also largely vaccinated.
The mask mandate is coming back for sure IMHO. The dwellers of the sticks will have tantrums about their freedoms, even as they watch family members die.
Bet on it.
 
2021-08-20 2:00:45 PM  

Hey Nurse!: And I just stopped giving a shiat probably a month ago. That makes me feel terrible as a person and as a nurse. But that's just the way it is.


As a doc, I can say you're not alone.

Had a guy literally screaming in my office last week. MRIs not done, PT stopped.

Why? Covid positive. No appointments for a month or two negative tests, whichever comes last.

Tough shiat. I'm not exposing my staff.
 
2021-08-20 3:22:00 PM  

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Wait for the shortage as they shut the distilleries.

But they keep voting for Moscow Mitch.
 
2021-08-20 3:41:46 PM  
Speaking as someone who lives in Kentucky...good.  The more Kentuckians who die sobbing and gasping for air while their families watch and then get themselves billed to death for the medical care, the better off everyone else will be.  There's 4.5 million people in this state, 1.5 million of them are die-hard right wingers who'll destroy themselves if it sees liberals even slightly inconvenienced, and I'd cheerfully see all 1.5 million of them shot in the head and have their families billed for the bullet, were it in my power.
 
2021-08-20 5:06:38 PM  

MIRV888: The medical facilities in the sticks are overwhelmed?
Color me shocked.
Louisville hospital covid admissions are up for sure, but we aren't critical.
We (Louisville residents) are also largely vaccinated.
The mask mandate is coming back for sure IMHO. The dwellers of the sticks will have tantrums about their freedoms, even as they watch family members die.
Bet on it.


Time for another season of Justified?
 
2021-08-21 12:58:12 AM  

FightDirector: Speaking as someone who lives in Kentucky...good.  The more Kentuckians who die sobbing and gasping for air while their families watch and then get themselves billed to death for the medical care, the better off everyone else will be.  There's 4.5 million people in this state, 1.5 million of them are die-hard right wingers who'll destroy themselves if it sees liberals even slightly inconvenienced, and I'd cheerfully see all 1.5 million of them shot in the head and have their families billed for the bullet, were it in my power.


Yes, a country where we kill off 1.5 million people that disagree with our politics sounds like heaven. Sign me up. Killing off the opposition party is the hallmark of a solid democracy. You belong in Kentucky. Please buy some cheap land and live on it in quiet ignorance until your days come to an end. Also, if you're willing to do the world a solid and shoot yourself, I will spring for the bullet, so your family doesn't have to worry about it.
 
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