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(AP News)   Can't spend COVID relief money to save antivaxxers? Buy a bigger morgue instead   (apnews.com) divider line
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2022-01-18 8:42:51 PM  
It sounds like they need this, anyway. It's just odd that this is how they're funding it.
 
2022-01-18 8:47:19 PM  
"The real reason I would like to have a morgue here is to have a warm place for families to ID their loved ones,"

I think you're doing something wrong If your morgue is warm.
 
2022-01-19 12:17:05 AM  

Bootleg: "The real reason I would like to have a morgue here is to have a warm place for families to ID their loved ones,"

I think you're doing something wrong If your morgue is warm.


Tropical shirts for casual fridays!  We crank the thermostat to 75 and serve mai tais.  We find the relaxed ambiance really helps put the bereaved at ease.
 
2022-01-19 12:19:13 AM  
"The real reason I would like to have a morgue here is to have a warm place for families to ID their loved ones,"

and you won't have to get all dressed up like you're going to the Fort Wayne morgue
 
2022-01-19 12:20:13 AM  

New Rising Sun: Bootleg: "The real reason I would like to have a morgue here is to have a warm place for families to ID their loved ones,"

I think you're doing something wrong If your morgue is warm.

Tropical shirts for casual fridays!  We crank the thermostat to 75 and serve mai tais.  We find the relaxed ambiance really helps put the bereaved at ease.


What better way to say goodbye?

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2022-01-19 12:25:16 AM  
The St. Joseph County coroner's office is now using a cooler at a local cemetery to store six or seven bodies at a time since it doesn't have its own facility, ...

Seven, maybe eight.  Ya know, whatevs.
 
2022-01-19 12:29:45 AM  

cyberspacedout: It sounds like they need this, anyway. It's just odd that this is how they're funding it.


Assume there are boatloads of places like this around the country.  They have clear identifiable needs in terms of public projects, and all they're really lacking is funding.  Allocating money for these things locally is broadly a non-starter because 'taxes' or just a vague "govt bad".  But then you get the feds shoving money at you for a national emergency, and no one locally is going to complain about that, so you get to make the project(s) happen, benefitting both your economy from their construction and also your community by meeting whatever problem or need there was in the first place.

Wish the feds would just go for broke and lean into that without the guise of covid relief.  Got sh*tty roads?  No problem, here's funding to fix them and hire a bunch of locals from your region to work on it.  Lets fix all your bridges.  Public schools deteriorating?  Lets build some new ones.  Live in the middle of nowhere? No worries, we'll hire a bunch of people crom your state to lay broadband to the middle of nowhere.  Treat it like a wartime effort, minus the war.
 
2022-01-19 12:31:02 AM  
The point of COVID relief money isn't to save antivaxxers, it's to save cities from antivaxxers, so I see nothing wrong with this.
 
2022-01-19 12:32:06 AM  
They should have built a soylent green manufacturing plant instead. Soylent green, now fortified with ivermectin!
 
2022-01-19 12:32:10 AM  
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If you are gonna bring that many antivaxxers, don't forget a good supply of body bags
 
2022-01-19 12:32:28 AM  
Now you're thinking with portals!
 
2022-01-19 12:32:58 AM  
Remember that week or so after the 2020 election when we said "hey, maybe this isn't the darkest timeline after all?"

Goddamn we were stupid
 
2022-01-19 12:47:23 AM  

New Rising Sun: cyberspacedout: It sounds like they need this, anyway. It's just odd that this is how they're funding it.

Assume there are boatloads of places like this around the country.  They have clear identifiable needs in terms of public projects, and all they're really lacking is funding.  Allocating money for these things locally is broadly a non-starter because 'taxes' or just a vague "govt bad".  But then you get the feds shoving money at you for a national emergency, and no one locally is going to complain about that, so you get to make the project(s) happen, benefitting both your economy from their construction and also your community by meeting whatever problem or need there was in the first place.

Wish the feds would just go for broke and lean into that without the guise of covid relief.  Got sh*tty roads?  No problem, here's funding to fix them and hire a bunch of locals from your region to work on it.  Lets fix all your bridges.  Public schools deteriorating?  Lets build some new ones.  Live in the middle of nowhere? No worries, we'll hire a bunch of people crom your state to lay broadband to the middle of nowhere.  Treat it like a wartime effort, minus the war.


Tax bad. Gummint bad. Free market decide.
 
2022-01-19 12:50:07 AM  

hardinparamedic: Now you're thinking with portals!


But the cake is a lie?
 
2022-01-19 12:54:20 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: New Rising Sun: cyberspacedout: It sounds like they need this, anyway. It's just odd that this is how they're funding it.

Assume there are boatloads of places like this around the country.  They have clear identifiable needs in terms of public projects, and all they're really lacking is funding.  Allocating money for these things locally is broadly a non-starter because 'taxes' or just a vague "govt bad".  But then you get the feds shoving money at you for a national emergency, and no one locally is going to complain about that, so you get to make the project(s) happen, benefitting both your economy from their construction and also your community by meeting whatever problem or need there was in the first place.

Wish the feds would just go for broke and lean into that without the guise of covid relief.  Got sh*tty roads?  No problem, here's funding to fix them and hire a bunch of locals from your region to work on it.  Lets fix all your bridges.  Public schools deteriorating?  Lets build some new ones.  Live in the middle of nowhere? No worries, we'll hire a bunch of people crom your state to lay broadband to the middle of nowhere.  Treat it like a wartime effort, minus the war.

Tax bad. Gummint bad. Free market decide.


Ahh yes. The Libertarian solution to everything:

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2022-01-19 12:59:45 AM  
Can't they build some inexpensive warehouse, packed wall to wall with ventilators, so that we can file the eager victims away to die slowly while freeing up actual ICU beds for real people? Seems like a better use of money.
 
2022-01-19 1:35:45 AM  
Well, damn! This is what happens when they don't do the right thing before trying everything else first.

/fark off republicans.
 
2022-01-19 1:46:16 AM  
/patriotic dying sounds
 
2022-01-19 1:47:39 AM  

cheap_thoughts: hardinparamedic: Now you're thinking with portals!

But the cake is a lie?


Always was.
 
2022-01-19 2:00:42 AM  

Bootleg: "The real reason I would like to have a morgue here is to have a warm place for families to ID their loved ones,"

I think you're doing something wrong If your morgue is warm.


I don't know about Indiana, but a number of years ago I was in Nebraska in January at a meat processing plant. It was -20 outside and windy. I was outside smoking a cigarette with someone and he said "Let's go inside into the freezer to warm up" or something like that.  And it's true - ANYWHERE inside was warmer than it was outside.

And a meat plant is sort of like a morgue for cows, especially the cold side. All that meat packed neatly into little boxes...

Little boxes in the meat plant
and they're all made out of beef patties and they all look just the same...

That's the only time I've been to Nebraska. It's exactly what I imagine Siberia is like. Cold, grey and desolate.
 
2022-01-19 2:04:16 AM  
Nah, leave'm outside.

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Buzzards gotta eat; same as worms.
 
2022-01-19 2:04:39 AM  
I am well past wanting to save anti-vaxxers.  A bigger morgue is the perfect solution.  We might want to add on expanded capacity at the crematorium while we're at it.
 
2022-01-19 2:11:08 AM  

fragMasterFlash: They should have built a soylent green manufacturing plant instead. Soylent green, now fortified with ivermectin!


That explains the hint of apple I've been tasting in it lately.
 
2022-01-19 2:58:12 AM  

OgreMagi: I am well past wanting to save anti-vaxxers.  A bigger morgue is the perfect solution.  We might want to add on expanded capacity at the crematorium while we're at it.


A cremationplex perhaps
 
2022-01-19 3:12:28 AM  

whatisaidwas: OgreMagi: I am well past wanting to save anti-vaxxers.  A bigger morgue is the perfect solution.  We might want to add on expanded capacity at the crematorium while we're at it.

A cremationplex perhaps


we could put it beside the abortionarium
 
2022-01-19 6:06:40 AM  
Because everything is pointing to the vaccinated being immune just like we've been told all along...
 
2022-01-19 7:04:51 AM  

New Rising Sun: cyberspacedout: It sounds like they need this, anyway. It's just odd that this is how they're funding it.

Assume there are boatloads of places like this around the country.  They have clear identifiable needs in terms of public projects, and all they're really lacking is funding.  Allocating money for these things locally is broadly a non-starter because 'taxes' or just a vague "govt bad".  But then you get the feds shoving money at you for a national emergency, and no one locally is going to complain about that, so you get to make the project(s) happen, benefitting both your economy from their construction and also your community by meeting whatever problem or need there was in the first place.

Wish the feds would just go for broke and lean into that without the guise of covid relief.  Got sh*tty roads?  No problem, here's funding to fix them and hire a bunch of locals from your region to work on it.  Lets fix all your bridges.  Public schools deteriorating?  Lets build some new ones.  Live in the middle of nowhere? No worries, we'll hire a bunch of people crom your state to lay broadband to the middle of nowhere.  Treat it like a wartime effort, minus the war.


Call it something snappy like "Build Back Better" and it's a no-brainer. I mean what jackass political party could be opposed to helping America?
 
2022-01-19 7:07:40 AM  
Fire is free.  Maybe instead of burning crosses Indiana could burn their antivax Republicans.  Some of them would even be dead.
 
2022-01-19 7:58:27 AM  
Or, spend the money on schools and hospitals.

You know, not the glorification of rotting meat.
 
2022-01-19 8:03:25 AM  
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2022-01-19 8:47:56 AM  

NathanAllen: Or, spend the money on schools and hospitals.

You know, not the glorification of rotting meat.


But enough about the unethical practices and corpse abuse of the US Funeral Industry.
 
2022-01-19 8:59:00 AM  

New Rising Sun: cyberspacedout: It sounds like they need this, anyway. It's just odd that this is how they're funding it.

Assume there are boatloads of places like this around the country.  They have clear identifiable needs in terms of public projects, and all they're really lacking is funding.  Allocating money for these things locally is broadly a non-starter because 'taxes' or just a vague "govt bad".  But then you get the feds shoving money at you for a national emergency, and no one locally is going to complain about that, so you get to make the project(s) happen, benefitting both your economy from their construction and also your community by meeting whatever problem or need there was in the first place.

Wish the feds would just go for broke and lean into that without the guise of covid relief.  Got sh*tty roads?  No problem, here's funding to fix them and hire a bunch of locals from your region to work on it.  Lets fix all your bridges.  Public schools deteriorating?  Lets build some new ones.  Live in the middle of nowhere? No worries, we'll hire a bunch of people crom your state to lay broadband to the middle of nowhere.  Treat it like a wartime effort, minus the war.


Its almost like the feds and the states could come to some sort of New Deal....
 
2022-01-19 9:42:33 AM  
Morgues are cool. Everybody should have one.
 
2022-01-19 1:09:14 PM  

New Rising Sun: Bootleg: "The real reason I would like to have a morgue here is to have a warm place for families to ID their loved ones,"

I think you're doing something wrong If your morgue is warm.

Tropical shirts for casual fridays!  We crank the thermostat to 75 and serve mai tais.  We find the relaxed ambiance really helps put the bereaved at ease.


Weekend at Bernie's it is!
 
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