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2021-09-27 3:40:43 AM  
If you just lie, everything will work itself out.
 
2021-09-27 3:52:03 AM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again: those covid checks sent out last year... anyone who refuses to get vaccinated should be required to pay them back.
 
2021-09-27 4:09:54 AM  
What Justice and West Virginia are teaching us is that politics is trumping public health, even when things are truly dire.

Oooh, good one. I see what you did.
/really i see it.
 
2021-09-27 4:13:48 AM  
That's just today's disaster.
 
2021-09-27 4:15:06 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: If you just lie, everything will work itself out.


And when it doesn't, you can just lie about that too. It's a win/win.
 
2021-09-27 4:47:19 AM  
Not that many West Virginians will be reading this piece from the known subversive and socialist rag CNN, but it would help to at least refer to W.V. as the "Mountain State" not the "Mountaineer State."
 
2021-09-27 5:50:08 AM  

acouvis: I've said it before and I'll say it again: those covid checks sent out last year... anyone who refuses to get vaccinated should be required to pay them back.


They should have just paid people to get vaccinated.
 
2021-09-27 5:55:10 AM  
More like Worst Virginia.
 
2021-09-27 6:08:07 AM  
Remove and it is still a valid headline.

Call me a grammar Nazi if you want, but I don't think so.
 
2021-09-27 6:17:06 AM  

acouvis: I've said it before and I'll say it again: those covid checks sent out last year... anyone who refuses to get vaccinated should be required to pay them back.


The Covid cheques were there to offset the costs to the economy of the shutdowns. They weren't supposed to pay for anything having to do with illness.
 
2021-09-27 6:23:20 AM  

Diminished First: Not that many West Virginians will be reading this piece from the known subversive and socialist rag CNN, but it would help to at least refer to W.V. as the "Mountain State" not the "Mountaineer State."


Oh sure, it's easy to spot the mistake when it's made four times.

You're right, of course, and not once was another moniker considered simply to avoid the redundancy.
 
2021-09-27 6:24:32 AM  
Headline: How West Virginia became a Covid-19 disaster

Article: West Virginia is one of the most Republican states in the country.

There, I just saved you a lot of unnecessary reading.
 
2021-09-27 6:31:14 AM  

dittybopper: Remove and it is still a valid headline.

Call me a grammar Nazi if you want, but I don't think so.


I think the term Grammar "Nazi" might be a little strong.
Maybe a Grammar Shriner, or a Grammar Disney World Season Ticket Holder.
 
2021-09-27 7:04:56 AM  

Shaggy_C: acouvis: I've said it before and I'll say it again: those covid checks sent out last year... anyone who refuses to get vaccinated should be required to pay them back.

The Covid cheques were there to offset the costs to the economy of the shutdowns. They weren't supposed to pay for anything having to do with illness.


What caused the economy to shut down?
 
2021-09-27 7:52:10 AM  

ScanIAm: What caused the economy to shut down?


The government? It was a choice to lock down; some nations chose not to do so. But that doesn't have anything to do with treatments; those were covered separately in the stimulus and are the reason testing and care for COVID was free at point of delivery for the first year of the pandemic.

If the cheques were meant to pay for care, then care wouldn't have also been made free.
 
2021-09-27 7:56:20 AM  
Back in March, after game #1 of 162 Juan Soto was on pace to hit 364 HRs, smashing the major league record. what happened?
 
2021-09-27 8:12:12 AM  
Wait wait wait...John Denver promised me it was almost heaven! ARE YOU CALLING JOHN DENVER A LIAR!!?!
 
2021-09-27 8:13:10 AM  
Asked and answered, all in one headline. Very efficient.
 
2021-09-27 8:18:56 AM  

Diminished First: Not that many West Virginians will be reading this piece from the known subversive and socialist rag CNN, but it would help to at least refer to W.V. as the "Mountain State" not the "Mountaineer State."


Mountain Dew State
 
2021-09-27 8:24:59 AM  

NephilimNexus: Headline: How West Virginia became a Covid-19 disaster

Article: West Virginia is one of the most Republican, least-educated (but I repeat myself) states in the country.

There, I just saved you a lot of unnecessary reading.


FTFY.
 
2021-09-27 8:27:23 AM  

ScanIAm: Shaggy_C: acouvis: I've said it before and I'll say it again: those covid checks sent out last year... anyone who refuses to get vaccinated should be required to pay them back.

The Covid cheques were there to offset the costs to the economy of the shutdowns. They weren't supposed to pay for anything having to do with illness.

What caused the economy to shut down?


Racist, Communist, Facist Demonrats takin' muh freedumbs.

\duh
 
2021-09-27 8:29:42 AM  

falkone32: AppleOptionEsc: If you just lie, everything will work itself out.

And when it doesn't, you can just lie about that too. It's a win/win.


Works for Russia and China.
 
2021-09-27 8:33:18 AM  

WDFark think for a second: Wait wait wait...John Denver promised me it was almost heaven! ARE YOU CALLING JOHN DENVER A LIAR!!?!


The real "almost heaven" is Hawaii.
OFFICIAL Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - Take Me Home Country Road
Youtube FpJ879JiXCk
 
2021-09-27 9:12:14 AM  
Has anyone checked in on the Whitakers? West Virginia's most prized possession.
 
2021-09-27 9:23:14 AM  

WDFark think for a second: Wait wait wait...John Denver promised me it was almost heaven! ARE YOU CALLING JOHN DENVER A LIAR!!?!


No, you just didn't understand the song. He was saying west Virginians are close to death, but had to use a little artistic license to make the lyrics work.
 
2021-09-27 9:28:16 AM  
A few weeks ago, there was an article on "What cities/towns are shrinking the fastest?" that was either on here or Reddit. Like 2/3rds of the ones listed were in WV or bordering it. Charleston, the state capitol, was the only real city on the list.
 
2021-09-27 9:33:26 AM  

BafflerMeal: acouvis: I've said it before and I'll say it again: those covid checks sent out last year... anyone who refuses to get vaccinated should be required to pay them back.

They should have just paid people to get vaccinated.


Not a bad idea. *jab* "Here's your $300 check. See you in a month for the second one." Hell, given the cost of an ICU stay, the insurance companies should have thought about it.
 
2021-09-27 9:35:07 AM  
I just want to know how COVID is still spreading through W.V?  I used to live pretty close to it, and have driven through there many times.  There aren't enough people in the state to keep up reliable transmission, and most of them are so poor that they can't get to the places where transmission would happen.
 
2021-09-27 10:11:58 AM  
A fact I previously found interesting-I believe West Virginia and Mississippi were previously the only states without a religious exemption for vaccination in schools. Oh how times change.
 
2021-09-27 10:12:00 AM  
West Virginia: beautiful scenery, ugly people.
 
2021-09-27 10:42:42 AM  
FTFA: Former President Donald Trump won the state by nearly 40 points in 2020.

I think I've found the problem
 
2021-09-27 10:46:07 AM  
I for one can't believe the governor's "do it for Babydog!" pleas have fallen on deaf ears.
 
2021-09-27 10:51:34 AM  
I live in West Virginia. It is a beautiful state visually (where it hasn't been trashed or strip mined), but the people are so deeply ignorant and proud of it, it is painful.
 
2021-09-27 11:03:30 AM  
Ric Flair has not aged well.
 
2021-09-27 11:09:49 AM  

Rumproast42: I just want to know how COVID is still spreading through W.V?  I used to live pretty close to it, and have driven through there many times.  There aren't enough people in the state to keep up reliable transmission, and most of them are so poor that they can't get to the places where transmission would happen.


Walmart.
 
2021-09-27 11:13:54 AM  

holybull99: I live in West Virginia. It is a beautiful state visually (where it hasn't been trashed or strip mined), but the people are so deeply ignorant and proud of it, it is painful.


I'm going to speak in WV's limited defence (I have a business there and spend some time in the state):

The New River Gorge is exquisite and the state's senators and legislature, as well as its newly well-funded tourism commission, moved (almost) heaven and earth to garner National Park designation.

Less than 0.5% of the land area is strip mined. Oddly, you have to make an effort, in many places involving a drone or a helicopter, to find the modern-day evidence of mining. The historic evidence is often quite picturesque (e.g. Kaymoor).

Yes, lots of the people are painfully ignorant and proud of that ignorance. It also harbours towns where, in the words of a gay couple who stayed with us "there are SO MANY gay people" (Fayetteville) or where the Pride parade outnumbered the 'Patriot' parade 100:1 (Lewisburg).

For all that can be said negatively of Jim Justice (and there's a lot) he has never been an anti-science, anti-mask, anti-vaccine derp magnet, unlike the governors of many neighbouring states.
 
2021-09-27 2:21:17 PM  
Just imagine, in another timeline Vermont is the tiny state that leads the Union, not this dysfunctional shiat.
 
2021-09-27 2:45:12 PM  
i can't say subbs is wrong on that one. but i do find there is a more important truth to be seen in it too.

How West Virginia became a Covid-19 disaster, despite having a GOP governor take the pandemic seriously and try to lead the response with information rather than politics. But the typical citizens weren't having any of it, they went full MAGAt insanity in direct opposition to their elected governor's lead.


That's what really matters here to see. If WV was simply being led by another DeathSaits/Abbott/Ducey, in lock step with the MAGAts then this would all be situation as expected. But this guy was a real republican, and yet he would not squirm in time with the MAGAts, he actually tried to be for real about it all. And yet clearly we can see that "the masses" are in fact equivalent to the tide, or a hurricane or any other "force of nature."

As in you when dealing with people, with individuals, we may contend with them.
But a force of nature, that you do not "contend" with that, you just cope with it.
It is a distinctly different kind of situation. things you can 'contend" with, you can overcome, you can change, you can end, you can best or beat it.
But we cope with things we can do nothing about. When the storm is going to rage, it is and all you can do is to cope with it by doing your best to protect yourself from harm.
But you cannot overcome the storm to end it when and how you want it to end. You just cope, the storm rages as it does, you cannot make it end and you cannot prevent them, so you cope with them, rather than contend.


But do please keep telling us all about how that racist uncle of yours has a vote voice that is as equally important to take the time to listen to and take into account their beliefs for our collective future.
 
2021-09-27 4:33:26 PM  

Fireproof: A few weeks ago, there was an article on "What cities/towns are shrinking the fastest?" that was either on here or Reddit. Like 2/3rds of the ones listed were in WV or bordering it. Charleston, the state capitol, was the only real city on the list.


Should also add, even the tiny bit of Maryland that was touching the fingertip region of West Virginia had a town on the list. It's like everything that state touches, dies.
 
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