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2022-01-27 2:23:11 PM  
"Get your asses in here and get infected you little plague rats!"
 
2022-01-27 2:47:16 PM  
If school shootings targeted the people making decisions like this, instead of innocent kids, I'm not sure I'd mind them quite so much.
 
2022-01-27 2:54:29 PM  
If I was into hyperbole, I would say that Republicans favorite pastime is murdering school children.
 
2022-01-27 2:55:07 PM  
This is sort of a very poorly written story, and headline, and just gives ammo for people screaming fake news. ABC and fark should be ashamed of it.

And believe me, i really hate defending Florida.

The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".
 
2022-01-27 2:55:48 PM  
And in their dreams,
They see themselves
As prophets
Saving the world.
 
2022-01-27 2:56:12 PM  
This is just another way to scuttle public education.
 
2022-01-27 2:59:21 PM  
Fine, reason for absence: religious beliefs
 
2022-01-27 3:01:02 PM  
I can't come to school, too busy standing my ground.
 
2022-01-27 3:03:47 PM  

Loucifer: If I was into hyperbole, I would say that Republicans favorite pastime is murdering school children.


With no risk of hyperbole, I have observed that Republicans' favorite pastime is watching school children die, and ensuring it will happen at every opportunity.
 
2022-01-27 3:05:43 PM  

LineNoise: This is sort of a very poorly written story, and headline, and just gives ammo for people screaming fake news. ABC and fark should be ashamed of it.

And believe me, i really hate defending Florida.

The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".


Yeah I saw that too.  This article did not explain well what "Covid concerns" are.  Basically at our schools in libby lib NorCal is if someone gets Covid, but is not sitting next to a kid or is otherwise far away we get a "Not close contact" exposure.  The recommendations are to go about your business as normal but also to take a rapid test.  You can still keep your kid home if you are "concerned" though, so it looks like this Florida district is saying that doesn't count as excused anymore.
 
2022-01-27 3:05:47 PM  
School districts without children will require hired stand-ins to keep the administration salaries from going dry.  Matt Gaetz has an idea.
 
2022-01-27 3:06:45 PM  
Pro-life zealots. I mean, pro-ending-life.
 
2022-01-27 3:06:58 PM  

ryebread: If school shootings targeted the people making decisions like this, instead of innocent kids, I'm not sure I'd mind them quite so much.


I'm not saying it'd be right for a parent to apply 2nd Amendment solutions, if the school board caused their kid to get hurt or killed by COVID.

I'm just saying, if I were a juror in that trial, I'd suddenly find my threshold of "reasonable doubt" to be pretty much an impossible hurdle.
 
2022-01-27 3:07:16 PM  
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2022-01-27 3:07:36 PM  

LineNoise: This is sort of a very poorly written story, and headline, and just gives ammo for people screaming fake news. ABC and fark should be ashamed of it.

And believe me, i really hate defending Florida.

The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".


Having another kid in the class test positive should be a good enough excuse. If they spent the weekend with Uncle Freedom and he's developed a cough should be an excuse.
 
2022-01-27 3:08:47 PM  

LineNoise: The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".


So that little half-ass CYA disclaimer means all students know every morning whether they have COVID or not? That every student sent to school automatically doesn't have COVID? That every parent makes a good decision to test their kid every morning and keep them home when positive instead of disrupting their parental schedule and job? That every FL school automatically knows that every student walking through their doors doesn't have COVID?

You should be ashamed of your post.
 
2022-01-27 3:09:36 PM  
So has DeathSantos ever said just how many Floridians have to die before he'll pull his head out of his ass & follow the medical community's advise for medical issues.
 
2022-01-27 3:10:24 PM  

thorpe: LineNoise: The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".

So that little half-ass CYA disclaimer means all students know every morning whether they have COVID or not? That every student sent to school automatically doesn't have COVID? That every parent makes a good decision to test their kid every morning and keep them home when positive instead of disrupting their parental schedule and job? That every FL school automatically knows that every student walking through their doors doesn't have COVID?

You should be ashamed of your post.


He's not ashamed of the last 10,000 posts defending the virus. Today won't be any different.
 
2022-01-27 3:10:28 PM  
So wearing a mask is government tyranny and an attack on parental rights. But dictating when a kid or parent is allowed to consider themselves sick is perfectly acceptable.
 
2022-01-27 3:11:54 PM  
As always, my wife and I hold the sole power to determine what is an "excused" absence for our children. I could give two wet farts what the school considers "excused."
 
2022-01-27 3:12:18 PM  
The people who support parents' rights to send their kids to school unmasked and unvaccinated are the same people who support schools forcing kids to go to school against parents rights to keep them home due to helath concerns.
 
2022-01-27 3:14:25 PM  

kmgenesis23: This is just another way to scuttle public education.


Very probably: "public education is making kids ill, let's get rid of schools!"
 
2022-01-27 3:14:47 PM  

Loucifer: If I was into hyperbole, I would say that Republicans favorite pastime is murdering school children.


Not into hyperbole?  I guess you'll just have to settle for "trafficking minors internationally for sex."
 
2022-01-27 3:17:00 PM  
They cited declining case numbers as their reason ..It's only declining because your state doesn't count or report correct numbers ..
 
2022-01-27 3:20:05 PM  
Mafia kid knows valid health concerns and
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2022-01-27 3:24:11 PM  
""It is ... an additional strain on our teachers as they continue to manage assignments for large numbers of absent students," the district said in a statement"

Total vaxxers, fark anti, but put your farking name to stuff.
The District.
ok, paging Bradbury, Orwell, and atwood, USAs dick is stealing your stuff.
 
2022-01-27 3:29:52 PM  

TorpedoOrca: Fine, reason for absence: religious beliefs


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All snake handlers down that way
 
2022-01-27 3:40:49 PM  

UltimaCS: thorpe: LineNoise: The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".

So that little half-ass CYA disclaimer means all students know every morning whether they have COVID or not? That every student sent to school automatically doesn't have COVID? That every parent makes a good decision to test their kid every morning and keep them home when positive instead of disrupting their parental schedule and job? That every FL school automatically knows that every student walking through their doors doesn't have COVID?

You should be ashamed of your post.

He's not ashamed of the last 10,000 posts defending the virus. Today won't be any different.


His name was Robert paulson...
Whatever.
But, call me a little lib pantywaste, but the psychological toll, like it's not going to be known for decades.
I or rationally coherent folks don't understand that maybe Johnny or Sally is farming scared?
Frightened?
Freaked?
Kids are allowed to be kids, with kid emotions.

No but a Springfield 45 and ar15 will solve it.
 
2022-01-27 3:41:09 PM  
UltimaCS:

He's not ashamed of the last 10,000 posts defending the virus. Today won't be any different.

Yes, i want everyone to get covid, that is what i'm going for.

Or perhaps i'm concerned about kids who can safely get a correct education getting one, and not being effectively homeschooled by numbnuts who can't read between the lines.
 
2022-01-27 3:42:07 PM  
Doh
*farking

** but kid farmers too.
 
2022-01-27 3:42:17 PM  
If the governor tries to kill you shouldn't he be worried that someone will stand thier ground about it?

/ I am astonished it does not happen more often
 
2022-01-27 3:45:49 PM  

UltimaCS: Having another kid in the class test positive should be a good enough excuse. If they spent the weekend with Uncle Freedom and he's developed a cough should be an excuse.


And cool, i'd support that as an option. This policy is simply saying "you can't say you aren't coming to school because covid exists"

I would debate you on the threshold for that, if kids are vaccinated, masked (they are in this district), as to where the line lays, but what, we are just not going to send kids to school for a few more years because covid is out there, and will continue to be?

And no, keeping everyone home for 2 weeks won't change that.
 
2022-01-27 3:46:41 PM  

LineNoise: UltimaCS:

He's not ashamed of the last 10,000 posts defending the virus. Today won't be any different.

Yes, i want everyone to get covid, that is what i'm going for.

Or perhaps i'm concerned about kids who can safely get a correct education getting one, and not being effectively homeschooled by numbnuts who can't read between the lines.


Yap yap,
Need a license to drive, own a dog, but not a kid.
You say you care but they'll go to school with a lie.
It's not safe.
It's not done.
And kids pick up on bullshiat.

You could, masked or not (guessing not) ,look a 3rd grade kid in the face, eye to eye, and proclaim its safe?
I couldnt.
 
2022-01-27 3:49:11 PM  

AlgaeRancher: If the governor tries to kill you shouldn't he be worried that someone will stand thier ground about it?

/ I am astonished it does not happen more often


Billy corben documentary about the 2000 election.
He knows a sham Miami is now, and what a joke Florida is.
 
2022-01-27 3:50:15 PM  

mikalmd: They cited declining case numbers as their reason ..It's only declining because your state doesn't count or report correct numbers ..


Even with the abhorrently skewed numbers they're still reporting over 30k infections per day, so "declining in comparison to what" remains a perfectly valid response.
 
2022-01-27 3:51:10 PM  

LineNoise: UltimaCS: Having another kid in the class test positive should be a good enough excuse. If they spent the weekend with Uncle Freedom and he's developed a cough should be an excuse.

And cool, i'd support that as an option. This policy is simply saying "you can't say you aren't coming to school because covid exists"

I would debate you on the threshold for that, if kids are vaccinated, masked (they are in this district), as to where the line lays, but what, we are just not going to send kids to school for a few more years because covid is out there, and will continue to be?

And no, keeping everyone home for 2 weeks won't change that.


Incorrect. The policy states that the kid needs symptoms or a positive covid test to be excused. Quarantine is no longer an excuse.
 
2022-01-27 4:02:48 PM  
Where the heck are the lawyers on this?  Covid-19 is a deadly and debilitating disease of the brain.  No child should be forced into an environment that carries a 100% guarantee of brain damage.
 
2022-01-27 4:05:00 PM  
As someone who lives in a sane state, let me just laugh.
 
2022-01-27 4:07:03 PM  
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2022-01-27 4:12:56 PM  

LineNoise: Or perhaps i'm concerned about kids who can safely get a correct education getting one


Florida has over 30k new cases a day but you are pretending schools are safe.

LineNoise: This policy is simply saying "you can't say you aren't coming to school because covid exists"


The policy is saying parents need their babysitters, and that there's political hay to be made in letting COVID rip in Orange County.
 
2022-01-27 4:22:38 PM  
Gee, you don't suppose school funding is tied to attendance, do you? Seems a lot more likely than this "teachers are overworked because kids are staying home" nonsense.
 
2022-01-27 4:36:19 PM  
It's Florida so Darwin.
 
2022-01-27 5:32:32 PM  

ShamanGator: So has DeathSantos ever said just how many Floridians have to die before he'll pull his head out of his ass & follow the medical community's advise for medical issues.


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2022-01-27 5:38:33 PM  

LineNoise: UltimaCS:

He's not ashamed of the last 10,000 posts defending the virus. Today won't be any different.

Yes, i want everyone to get covid, that is what i'm going for.

Or perhaps i'm concerned about kids


Here's the thing though...it's Florida.  Under Deathsantis.  When TFA says "we worry about the impact on our teachers"?  It's a farking lie.  So however well-intentioned the policy may be, they've ALREADY killed a dozen teachers by banning masks...everything else is a footnote.

/yes, the Nazis made the trains run slightly better than the Weimar Republic
//doesn't excuse the rest of the platform in my book
///it's not a Godwin when the GOP has killed more Americans than Hitler did
 
2022-01-27 5:41:43 PM  
Does it concern you?

So does it matter?
 
2022-01-27 5:51:20 PM  

LineNoise: This is sort of a very poorly written story, and headline, and just gives ammo for people screaming fake news. ABC and fark should be ashamed of it.

And believe me, i really hate defending Florida.

The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".


You know, like the kid's siblings that haven't tested positive yet, but spent all weekend with said sibling.
 
2022-01-27 6:37:02 PM  

LineNoise: This is sort of a very poorly written story, and headline, and just gives ammo for people screaming fake news. ABC and fark should be ashamed of it.

And believe me, i really hate defending Florida.

The article clearly states (AT THE VERY END IN ONE HALF ASSED SENTENCE) that kids who actually have covid should stay home, and they will be excused absences for. It only applies to, "Hey, i'm not in school today, because, you know, covid".


I agree! fark those with crotchfruit who don't want to become infected!  If you got immunocompromised kids or yourself, fark you too! You and your crotchfruit are a burden on society and should already have been put down for the good of society!
 
2022-01-27 11:55:42 PM  

LineNoise: Or perhaps i'm concerned about kids who can safely get a correct education


Who speaks like this, seriously?
 
2022-01-28 8:31:24 AM  

Loucifer: If I was into hyperbole, I would say that Republicans favorite pastime is murdering school children.


Biden won Orange County 61-38.  The Mayor is a Democrat.

According to Wikipedia, of the seven district representatives on their school board, four are Democrats and three are Republicans.  The chairman is a Republican.  (The chairman doesn't vote, as far as I can tell, so it's 4-3 Democrats.)

But this doesn't seem to be something voted on by the school board - it seems to be something the school administration decided on their own.  The chairman of the school board is a registered Democrat.

So please tell me exactly how this is the fault of Republicans again?
 
2022-01-28 8:32:21 AM  
(Correction: meant to say, the "superintendent" is a Democrat.  I wish you could edit your post.)
 
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