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(The Town Talk)   Louisiana school board member: "You believe what you want to. I do not believe [the CDC is] a legitimate organization." Public health director: "Well, I can't help other people's ignorance." Tag is for public health director   (thetowntalk.com) divider line
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2021-10-20 3:23:36 PM  
Does that school board idiot get his advice from social media?  Because that's where he fails right there.
 
2021-10-20 3:39:22 PM  

Rwa2play: Does that school board idiot get his advice from social media?  Because that's where he fails right there.


Pulling out BS statistics and claiming not to trust anything?

100%
 
2021-10-20 4:16:59 PM  
ever-present reminder that voting in every single election matters as 93% of school board members are elected by voters, remainder appointed
 
2021-10-20 4:28:17 PM  
He actually said that. Niiiice.

These idiots are going to kill people. Have already killed people. It's infuriating that this level of blatant stupidity and willful blindness is accepted in a leader.

VOTE
 
2021-10-20 4:31:07 PM  
Well, that was not very nice of the public health director. He should apologize.
 
2021-10-20 4:31:10 PM  
"The policy also includes a release and indemnity form that parents must sign to choose Option 3. By signing, parents agree not to hold the board or "its agents, members, employees and insurers from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses whatsoever" resp should their children contract COVID-19."

Well that's great, since it does NOTHING when little Johnny infects the next set of kids who didn't have exposure to begin with, but now do because mom and dad exercised their "choice."
 
2021-10-20 4:31:11 PM  
People can have their own opinions about anything, but when your moronic opinion is influencing public policy and/or the safety of others, let's not pretend like an opinion you cultivated after scrolling through Facebook memes has the same weight as someone educated and trained in the subject matter.

Absolutely unreal what's happening right now.
 
2021-10-20 4:31:36 PM  
I would've just said: Ok, Sir. You believe without proof that the CDC which has managed disease outbreaks and performed medical research for decades is invalid. So, what medical and scientific organizations are you getting your facts from? What experts are providing you information?

Then, just wait as he stands there dumbfounded or says Facebook like the idiot he is.

I wish the director had said more.These people are going to challenge you, but they can't go unchallenged themselves. If you push back even a little, they will collapse under the weight of their own ignorance. Force them to explain why their feelings are as valuable as your knowledge.
 
2021-10-20 4:34:06 PM  

ChubbyTiger: He actually said that. Niiiice.

These idiots are going to kill people. Have already killed people. It's infuriating that this level of blatant stupidity and willful blindness is accepted in a leader.

VOTE


Pig ignorant people embracing magical thinking in the face of repeatedly proven and verified scientific fact he was actively killing us. Be as a prosperous Nation are not going to survive this level of intentional ignorance and tribalism motivated mistrust.

This is the first fall of an empire we get to watch in real time. Too bad it's my own neighborhood that is falling.
 
2021-10-20 4:34:13 PM  
I certainly hope that the school district and the "choosy" parents liability policies are up-to-date.

And JFK, Never been so glad to be an old farking biatch with kids that are old too!
Shoot the farkers, OOPS thought I was in Baltimore
 
2021-10-20 4:36:49 PM  
FTA:  They are giving the public 3 options to vote for.

1. Quarantine for 7 days, return with a negative test result.
2. Quarantine for 10 days, no test needed to return.
3. This "Parent's Choice" crap.

So, when it comes back that 1 and 2 each get 30% of the vote (60% in favor of some sort of quarantine) and 3 gets 40%, what are they odds they are gonna say #3 won, and run with that?
 
2021-10-20 4:50:06 PM  
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2021-10-20 4:50:37 PM  
First God created idiots. This was for practice. He next created school boards.  - Mark Twain, 1897.

/twas ever thus
// getting way too much use from this quote lately
/// slashies
 
2021-10-20 4:51:01 PM  
If you are ignorant you have no business on a school board.

There should be an achievement test requirement.
 
2021-10-20 4:56:03 PM  

AlgaeRancher: If you are ignorant you have no business on a school board.

There should be an achievement test requirement.


i HaVe aS mUcH eDuCatIoN As YoooOUUUuuu
 
2021-10-20 4:59:44 PM  
The state should charge the parents with wrongful death and arrest them at the funerals.
 
2021-10-20 5:00:48 PM  
The CDC isn't in the Bible, so it's probably Communism.
 
2021-10-20 5:00:50 PM  

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When you are using white font you have to remove one equal sign.
 
2021-10-20 5:09:01 PM  
These idiots were already tiresome 150 years ago.

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2021-10-20 5:09:34 PM  

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Yep, no surprise there.


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2021-10-20 5:18:56 PM  

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I like his microphone
 
2021-10-20 5:20:51 PM  
Geez, Barrio. You stupid fark.
 
2021-10-20 5:26:05 PM  

DayeOfJustice: I would've just said: Ok, Sir. You believe without proof that the CDC which has managed disease outbreaks and performed medical research for decades is invalid. So, what medical and scientific organizations are you getting your facts from? What experts are providing you information?

Then, just wait as he stands there dumbfounded or says Facebook like the idiot he is.

I wish the director had said more.These people are going to challenge you, but they can't go unchallenged themselves. If you push back even a little, they will collapse under the weight of their own ignorance. Force them to explain why their feelings are as valuable as your knowledge.


Agreed on saying more, but also understand that the director's life may be at risk over saying this publicly.
 
2021-10-20 5:28:37 PM  
Forrest Gump would say, "Stoopid is as stoopid does."
 
2021-10-20 5:29:43 PM  
People have the right to risk other people's lives. It's one of the founding principles of libertarianism. The initiation of force. You have the inalienable right to have other people suffer for your whims and ignorance.
 
2021-10-20 5:29:46 PM  
"My ignorance is as valid as your facts" should never be the basis for public policy.

But then, this is Alexandria.  It's basically east Texas, but without all the fancy book learnin'.
 
2021-10-20 5:31:54 PM  
It's a damn shame that some innocent kids and adults will have to die because idiots with minimal power and even less intelligence refuse to listen to good advice, so....f*ck it, let them die.
 
2021-10-20 5:40:22 PM  

jayphat: "The policy also includes a release and indemnity form that parents must sign to choose Option 3. By signing, parents agree not to hold the board or "its agents, members, employees and insurers from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses whatsoever" resp should their children contract COVID-19."

Well that's great, since it does NOTHING when little Johnny infects the next set of kids who didn't have exposure to begin with, but now do because mom and dad exercised their "choice."


You can't indemnify anyone from negligence.
 
2021-10-20 5:43:55 PM  

Rent Party: jayphat: "The policy also includes a release and indemnity form that parents must sign to choose Option 3. By signing, parents agree not to hold the board or "its agents, members, employees and insurers from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses whatsoever" resp should their children contract COVID-19."

Well that's great, since it does NOTHING when little Johnny infects the next set of kids who didn't have exposure to begin with, but now do because mom and dad exercised their "choice."

You can't indemnify anyone from negligence.


I love how people think that just by signing a release like that is going to magically mean that they can't sue for any reason ever.  We're probably used to it since basically everything we do these days has a waiver like that, but still.
 
2021-10-20 5:44:50 PM  
Stupid people never like it when you tell them they're stupid. You don't tell them they're stupid because you think they're going to agree.

You tell them so that OTHER people know.

If only our "liberal" media had the balls this public health director does. But they don't.

They don't tell stupid people to stop saying stupid things. They invite them to disseminate stupid over and over again while yapping about "balance."
 
2021-10-20 5:45:55 PM  
The Rapture was supposed to be quick, painless, and a surprise.  It's turning out to be heartbreaking with intentional effect by weaponized misinformation that will leave more cripples than dead bodies in the near term.

The real lack of actual medical care produces "internet medicine content" for a large group who fear poverty shaming since they really can't afford a doctor except in the ER.   You know the Republicans haven't thought this through all the way.  They just like the rise when "socialism" = medical care and they're against it.
 
2021-10-20 6:02:16 PM  
Board member (or any other anti-vaxers) should be asked what medications they take. Then point out that all the prescription drugs are approved by CDC...
 
2021-10-20 6:09:49 PM  

AFKobel: AlgaeRancher: If you are ignorant you have no business on a school board.

There should be an achievement test requirement.

i HaVe aS mUcH eDuCatIoN As YoooOUUUuuu


And yet he chooses to ignore the learnings presented by his education.
Therefore he is willfully ignorant.  Which is malicious and far worse than simply being uninformed.
 
2021-10-20 6:54:55 PM  
I think we can move beyond

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Rock on, public health director.
 
2021-10-20 6:57:13 PM  

DayeOfJustice: I would've just said: Ok, Sir. You believe without proof that the CDC which has managed disease outbreaks and performed medical research for decades is invalid. So, what medical and scientific organizations are you getting your facts from? What experts are providing you information?

Then, just wait as he stands there dumbfounded or says Facebook like the idiot he is.


I Did My Own Research (TM).
 
2021-10-20 7:06:46 PM  

ReverendLoki: FTA:  They are giving the public 3 options to vote for.

1. Quarantine for 7 days, return with a negative test result.
2. Quarantine for 10 days, no test needed to return.
3. This "Parent's Choice" crap.

So, when it comes back that 1 and 2 each get 30% of the vote (60% in favor of some sort of quarantine) and 3 gets 40%, what are they odds they are gonna say #3 won, and run with that?


You get an "F" in reading comprehension.

The "public" isn't voting on a damned thing. Parents of children exposed to COVID are given those three options, which they can select for their kid (and only their kid).
 
2021-10-20 7:31:42 PM  
So dead kids are just the price adults are willing to pay for maximum stigginit.
 
2021-10-20 8:13:58 PM  

Munden: ever-present reminder that voting in every single election matters as 93% of school board members are elected by voters, remainder appointed


How is voting going to help if the only candidates are rival cliques of Qanon antivaxers who are either barely smarter than the people they're running against or running unopposed because they literally bribed the election board to disqualify their competitors?
 
2021-10-20 9:10:51 PM  
ChubbyTiger:

VOTE

We are. It's not working.
 
2021-10-20 9:33:47 PM  

thealgorerhythm: [i.imgflip.com image 826x500]


100% the 2 dudes in the front row are related.  Look at those radar dishes.  Maybe unkl-brothers even.

/Woman on the right likes the photographer.
 
2021-10-20 9:55:50 PM  
There is a reason it gets called Looserana.  And this is one of it.
 
2021-10-20 10:13:19 PM  

Rwa2play: Does that school board idiot get his advice from social media?  Because that's where he fails right there.


Have you ever MET anyone who serves on a schoolboard?

YES, THEY GET ALL THEIR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK.

Like HOAs, School boards are pretty much ruled by klans of Karens on a power trip with too much time on their hands
 
2021-10-20 10:24:29 PM  
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2021-10-20 10:54:08 PM  

Munden: ever-present reminder that voting in every single election matters as 93% of school board members are elected by voters, remainder appointed


School board kooks become City Council kooks.

Then the surviving City Council kooks become state representatives.

Who then become US Congresskooks.
 
2021-10-20 11:39:49 PM  

Excelsior: Rwa2play: Does that school board idiot get his advice from social media?  Because that's where he fails right there.

Have you ever MET anyone who serves on a schoolboard?

YES, THEY GET ALL THEIR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK.

Like HOAs, School boards are pretty much ruled by klans of Karens on a power trip with too much time on their hands


What is the proper collective noun for a group of Karens? A management? A complaint? Klan just seems too on the nose.
 
2021-10-20 11:52:12 PM  

LarrySouth: Board member (or any other anti-vaxers) should be asked what medications they take. Then point out that all the prescription drugs are approved by CDC...


You misspelled FDA
 
2021-10-20 11:59:12 PM  

My Klezmer Metal Cover Band: Excelsior: Rwa2play: Does that school board idiot get his advice from social media?  Because that's where he fails right there.

Have you ever MET anyone who serves on a schoolboard?

YES, THEY GET ALL THEIR NEWS FROM FACEBOOK.

Like HOAs, School boards are pretty much ruled by klans of Karens on a power trip with too much time on their hands

What is the proper collective noun for a group of Karens? A management? A complaint? Klan just seems too on the nose.


A harpy of Karens.

/the unresolvable disagreement of singular vs. plural is intentional.
 
2021-10-21 1:10:47 AM  
This is why American public schools are the envy of no country in the world...
 
2021-10-21 1:22:49 AM  
This is where we are at with these Covid anti-vax assholes.  They aren't even thinking anymore.  They merely dig in their heels and say ignorant shiat like "I don't believe that."  No reason why other than that it goes against their viewpoint.

A couple months ago there was a thread about anti-vaxxer's kids dying of Covid.  I was called an ogre because I viewed it as a welcome development.  This article is why right here.  fark these people to their cores and salt the earth up to and including their descendants if need be.
 
2021-10-21 5:49:30 AM  

corn-bread: This is where we are at with these Covid anti-vax assholes.  They aren't even thinking anymore.  They merely dig in their heels and say ignorant shiat like "I don't believe that."  No reason why other than that it goes against their viewpoint.

A couple months ago there was a thread about anti-vaxxer's kids dying of Covid.  I was called an ogre because I viewed it as a welcome development.  This article is why right here.  fark these people to their cores and salt the earth up to and including their descendants if need be.


Vote Republican. It's easier than thinking.

/s, just in case it isn't obvious...
 
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