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spinbaby

(15,086 posts)
Wed May 6, 2020, 07:27 PM May 2020

Here is the ignorance we're up against

For the past few days I’ve been collecting some of the more astounding Coronavirus comments from Facebook groups I frequent. I must emphasize that the vast majority of people in these groups are sane and reasonable, making the insanely ignorant really stand out. So, Without further ado:
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Already had the Chinese flu and I’m not getting a vaccine for it when it is available

Are hospitals are not over ran not even close there for making his emergency declaration void. Pa law stated to order a emergency declaration are hospitals must be on verge of being over ran or put of supplies.

Stop letting MSM scar you into poverty.

The "medical officials" PAD the Actual number of people who Really died from actual Covid 19 complications. More people have died worldwide every year from the Common Flu.

your afraid that why you locked your self away out of fear because if you truly trusted in God then go out if you get sick so be it if you get sick and die so be it that’s Gods will what part of that don’t you understand,

It's about time people start rising up. We have been violated and it's just the beginning if people with American principals don't stand up and say, this is enough.

They just took 28k deaths off the covid list. Think about why the government would want their numbers boosted. The total deaths in the us is barely over 30k. The flu kills 100k every year

You're more likely to get hit by a beer truck Then to get C19 i'll take my chances.

If your healthy wearing a mask is not healthy for you!

The hospitals get more $$$ if they treat for this, I doubt we had a single case. Fake news

Suggestions not a law to force u to stay home

I never payed any attention to the"order" anyhow.

So Freedom was assaulted for something which has a death rate akin to a MILD Seasonal Influenza!!

I am allergic to the elastic. My face and eyes swell up and I absolutely could die from wearing a mask.

I cant wear a mask because I have a lung condition they have to let you in if your medical

Fear mongering. And it's created by ufos and murder hornets

The vaccine would contain nano technology of which could replicate itself inside of our bodies

The virus cannot live outside.

Tell me how I’m supposed to breath with no air

Yeah because we keep wearing masks it's gonna keep all our germs inside of us and will never be healthy. Destroy lungs with carbon dioxide

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Here is the ignorance we're up against (Original Post) spinbaby May 2020 OP
! Newest Reality May 2020 #1
!!!! ornotna May 2020 #8
Remember don't touch your face. n/t Yavin4 May 2020 #27
hard core xtian says we've been duped by an invisible being. fails to get the irony nt msongs May 2020 #2
Thank you for the laugh Dread Pirate Roberts May 2020 #43
"More likely to get hit by a beer truck" gratuitous May 2020 #3
I'd pefer a taco truck Skittles May 2020 #11
Who would have guessed that beer trucks were so dangerous. Arkansas Granny May 2020 #18
Maybe he wasn't talking about a beer DELIVERY truck leftieNanner May 2020 #20
🤣🤣🤣 SheltieLover May 2020 #23
Wait...What? bubbazero May 2020 #51
Don't worry about your intentional error. CaptYossarian May 2020 #60
If those comments came from Facebook, I'm surprised they're as literate as they are. Different Drummer May 2020 #4
This is my favorite brain trust LakeArenal May 2020 #6
Are Hospitals Are Not Over Ran Not Even Close There For Making Declaration Void sfstaxprep May 2020 #9
Little known fact Dread Pirate Roberts May 2020 #41
It must have a decoder built in pandr32 May 2020 #45
How do you find the stamina to follow so many idiots? I'm in awe. n/t SinisterPants May 2020 #5
"Are hospitals"- twice over. That's not even a typo. nt coti May 2020 #7
There Post Shows How Bright Their nt sfstaxprep May 2020 #13
I believe it's: robbob May 2020 #39
Unbelievable. smirkymonkey May 2020 #10
Willing and committed stoopid. LakeArenal May 2020 #12
Bear in mind DarleenMB May 2020 #70
Yikes! llmart May 2020 #14
The comment about the lung condition was correct democrattotheend May 2020 #15
Wouldn't the ADA also say that the store needs to have a mask mandate to protect coti May 2020 #17
Someone with that dangerous of a lung condition alphafemale May 2020 #24
The rights of the significant few... SergeStorms May 2020 #72
I have two co-workers with COPD NickB79 May 2020 #33
I have never been on Facebook. Tipperary May 2020 #16
Me too. Ohiogal May 2020 #25
Me three. SergeStorms May 2020 #73
I've heard more than a few of these, idiots...no, covidiots! Demonaut May 2020 #19
Those would be perfect inscriptions for their grave markers. KY_EnviroGuy May 2020 #21
Spelling and grammar confirm these are genuine captain queeg May 2020 #22
Heard it yesterday at the gorcery checkout. Couldn't face palm due to mask and no touch.... Ford_Prefect May 2020 #26
People like this support Trump because they are Trump. Yavin4 May 2020 #28
Observant Johnnie Mae May 2020 #63
Yep. Trump is their king. SergeStorms May 2020 #74
If beach goers treated sharks like Covid MoonlitKnight May 2020 #29
Second one reminds me of the "English is are language" idiot at an English only gathering. niyad May 2020 #30
A Well-Informed Electorate Is a Prerequisite for Democracy ecstatic May 2020 #31
Hospitals are empty and laying off staff IronLionZion May 2020 #32
This is true in our area spinbaby May 2020 #36
Fewer people are going to the hospital because of stay at home orders IronLionZion May 2020 #37
OMG! My poor mind just went on auto correct. They still did not make any sense. Doreen May 2020 #34
Here's A Doozy I Saw Yesterday. See If You Can Help Interpret It ChoppinBroccoli May 2020 #35
I think one thing is clear DENVERPOPS May 2020 #65
This is the result of them having lived for years in a bubble absorbing propaganda Liberal In Texas May 2020 #38
Their feeble grasp of their mother language English is another symptom of their stupidity. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #40
The spelling and grammar mistakes are amusing! Tipperary May 2020 #42
I have to wonder what percentage of those are just trolls though. Arthur_Frain May 2020 #44
"Nation of Idiots" has become my refrain in recent years. Duncan Grant May 2020 #46
How about DENVERPOPS May 2020 #66
There's a reason why the GOP focused on filling Boards of Education back in the 80s. CrispyQ May 2020 #47
The grammar and spelling is just what you would expect. TNNurse May 2020 #48
These people need to get better acquainted Doc_Technical May 2020 #49
What is created by "ufos and murder hornets"? And just SammyWinstonJack May 2020 #50
This is what Conservatism has done for our country. hadEnuf May 2020 #52
Make taking the citizenship test a requirement to register to vote. Mr.Bill May 2020 #53
I agree, but the rubes would cry "Poll Tax". nt Progressive Jones May 2020 #54
If they did it in writing, Mr.Bill May 2020 #55
LMAO !!! nt Progressive Jones May 2020 #56
The partisan authorities would cheat with such tests (according to the historical record). tclambert May 2020 #58
That's why I said to use the same test we require Mr.Bill May 2020 #59
You have to have different versions of the test or people could copy off each other. tclambert May 2020 #61
Truth be know Mr. Bill DENVERPOPS May 2020 #67
Someone should tell those folks to speak English. CaptainTruth May 2020 #57
One reason I stay the hell off F-ed book lonely bird May 2020 #62
Is AOL handing out floppy disks again? Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #64
My red hat theory- Alwaysna May 2020 #68
Good God Awmighty! Trueblue Texan May 2020 #69
Don't forget: Medical people are inflating the numbers to make little donnie look bad. rickyhall May 2020 #71

Dread Pirate Roberts

(1,896 posts)
43. Thank you for the laugh
Thu May 7, 2020, 11:54 AM
May 2020

I needed that. But of course my imaginary friend is better than your imaginary friend. The basis for all religious divides.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
3. "More likely to get hit by a beer truck"
Wed May 6, 2020, 07:32 PM
May 2020

That whole "stop, look and listen" before crossing the street is obviously a commie plot!

leftieNanner

(15,028 posts)
20. Maybe he wasn't talking about a beer DELIVERY truck
Wed May 6, 2020, 08:15 PM
May 2020

but one full of good ol' boys who been drinkin' beer!

(Please notice that I omitted the "have" which, in a proper sentence would have been typed between 'who' and 'been')

CaptYossarian

(6,448 posts)
60. Don't worry about your intentional error.
Thu May 7, 2020, 08:55 PM
May 2020

Consider that these are the people who want to make English our official language.

LakeArenal

(28,779 posts)
6. This is my favorite brain trust
Wed May 6, 2020, 07:38 PM
May 2020

“Are hospitals are not over ran not even close there for making his emergency declaration void. Pa law stated to order a emergency declaration are hospitals must be on verge of being over ran or put of supplies.”

Morans.....

DarleenMB

(408 posts)
70. Bear in mind
Fri May 8, 2020, 07:42 AM
May 2020

that HALF of any population has an IQ of 100 OR LESS. We're not the stupidest, it's just we have more of them wandering loose on the internet.

democrattotheend

(11,605 posts)
15. The comment about the lung condition was correct
Wed May 6, 2020, 07:44 PM
May 2020

Stores that require masks must make an exception for those who cannot wear it for medical reasons, per the ADA. But many of the other comments are crazy.

coti

(4,612 posts)
17. Wouldn't the ADA also say that the store needs to have a mask mandate to protect
Wed May 6, 2020, 07:49 PM
May 2020

those who are more vulnerable to the virus? How do you prioritize one condition over another, especially given that one person could infect many, many more inside the store?

 

alphafemale

(18,497 posts)
24. Someone with that dangerous of a lung condition
Wed May 6, 2020, 08:41 PM
May 2020

should not be out at all.

Especially if they can not use basic protections.

Would you let someone with an oozing skin condition in a pool?

The rights of a possibly infectious person do not override the right of the general populace.

SergeStorms

(19,056 posts)
72. The rights of the significant few...
Fri May 8, 2020, 09:21 AM
May 2020

almost always seem to override the rights of the insignificant many. Political correctness demands this.

NickB79

(19,194 posts)
33. I have two co-workers with COPD
Wed May 6, 2020, 10:19 PM
May 2020

One severe enough that he sometimes misses work and needs to use FMLA.

They both still wear masks at work.

SergeStorms

(19,056 posts)
73. Me three.
Fri May 8, 2020, 09:37 AM
May 2020

I registered once at the suggestion of my daughter. The following morning I had over 100 people who "friended" me, none of which I actually knew. I took a look at the garbage circulating as "news" and quickly closed my account. Well, you can't actually "close" an account, but you can take yourself out of circulation. Facebook always has your information "in case" you want to jump right back into the cesspool. Oh, and my daughter has since frozen her account as well.

Some people say they like it so they can keep up with family and friends, but phone calls, texts, Skype etc. always seem to work for me, and Zuckerberg doesn't get a chance to sell my information to everyone on the planet when I don't give him the chance.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,487 posts)
21. Those would be perfect inscriptions for their grave markers.
Wed May 6, 2020, 08:20 PM
May 2020

I hope their relatives are taking notes........

Ford_Prefect

(7,854 posts)
26. Heard it yesterday at the gorcery checkout. Couldn't face palm due to mask and no touch....
Wed May 6, 2020, 09:58 PM
May 2020

but the checkout clerk nearly did. It's amazing just how far ignorance seems to reach but then it has the best cheer-leaders money can buy.

Yavin4

(35,399 posts)
28. People like this support Trump because they are Trump.
Wed May 6, 2020, 10:04 PM
May 2020

They're just as arrogantly stupid as he is. They're one in the same. They're not being fooled or duped by a con man. They believe him because they would say and do the same things that he says and does if they were president.

Johnnie Mae

(35 posts)
63. Observant
Fri May 8, 2020, 02:18 AM
May 2020

This should be shouted from on high. For PL confused by magats, this is the answer. tRump makes them feel good ab themselves. The rest r racist & mysoginist.

SergeStorms

(19,056 posts)
74. Yep. Trump is their king.
Fri May 8, 2020, 09:42 AM
May 2020

Of course being the King of all Morons isn't something to brag about, but Trump still does. These people feel they're the great forgotten Americans, that no one ever spoke for them..... until Donald Trump came along. Like I said, being the King of all Morons isn't normally something a person would brag about, but Donald Trump......

niyad

(112,831 posts)
30. Second one reminds me of the "English is are language" idiot at an English only gathering.
Wed May 6, 2020, 10:12 PM
May 2020

Person appears barely literate. Sighhhhh.

ecstatic

(32,628 posts)
31. A Well-Informed Electorate Is a Prerequisite for Democracy
Wed May 6, 2020, 10:16 PM
May 2020

It will take drastic, dramatic, maybe even ruthless actions to turn things around in this country.

spinbaby

(15,086 posts)
36. This is true in our area
Thu May 7, 2020, 06:42 AM
May 2020

Our local rural hospital has not been hit yet and is empty and waiting. Our county has had only a few cases.

IronLionZion

(45,380 posts)
37. Fewer people are going to the hospital because of stay at home orders
Thu May 7, 2020, 08:11 AM
May 2020

many states had stopped doing elective procedures. Patients don't want to go in for fear of catching COVID. And there are fewer injuries and illnesses in general if people stay home.

All this is temporary. So when there is a local outbreak, the nearest hospitals don't have enough ICU capacity. It's risky business to transport patients long distances if they're in bad shape and could die along the way.

ChoppinBroccoli

(3,778 posts)
35. Here's A Doozy I Saw Yesterday. See If You Can Help Interpret It
Wed May 6, 2020, 10:52 PM
May 2020

Somebody made a comment (and this is not verbatim, but to the best of my memory), "Their trial run of socialism failed faster than they expected, so now States are forced to reopen their economies."

It's been a couple of days and I STILL can't figure out what that means. Stay at home orders = the government forcing socialism on us???

DENVERPOPS

(8,762 posts)
65. I think one thing is clear
Fri May 8, 2020, 04:04 AM
May 2020

if DeVos goes to work getting rid of public education, she won't have to spend a dime doing it in a lot of the South East States....

Liberal In Texas

(13,509 posts)
38. This is the result of them having lived for years in a bubble absorbing propaganda
Thu May 7, 2020, 09:14 AM
May 2020

and being indoctrinated that the truth is a lie and real news is a hoax. They only believe Fox Newschannel, RW hate radio and fringe nutcase internet sites like the one run by Alex Jones.

So when they see these conspiracy theories many of which are being started and spread by Russian bots on social media and bolstered by such medical geniuses as Laura Ingram they fall for it hook line and sinker. They also WANT to believe. Like they want to believe their demi-god *Trump can do no wrong and if he tells you to drink bleach that's OK. They want to believe that their miserable lot in life is due to "the libs" and of course listening to sane advice about sheltering at home is somehow hurting their "freedom."


 

Tipperary

(6,930 posts)
42. The spelling and grammar mistakes are amusing!
Thu May 7, 2020, 11:54 AM
May 2020

My favorite is the one about “American principals.”

Arthur_Frain

(1,830 posts)
44. I have to wonder what percentage of those are just trolls though.
Thu May 7, 2020, 12:03 PM
May 2020

I realize there are truly stupid people out there. Some of those posters have to be trolls though. The downside of internet anonymity is people post things like that without fear of reprisals.

If I had one wish, I’d instantly make everyone on the internet only be allowed to post stuff that was accompanied by their real name and photograph. It wouldn’t stop it completely(Alex Jones, anyone), but it would curb the majority of it instantly, I think, and over time, your peer group would take care of most of the rest.

Duncan Grant

(8,259 posts)
46. "Nation of Idiots" has become my refrain in recent years.
Thu May 7, 2020, 12:31 PM
May 2020

This may come as a surprise but there are people in this country who only believe their personal belief system. No matter the evidence, it can always be interpreted to fit their analysis. They evade the truth like it was a bill collector. If they found the truth, they’d burn it and file a claim.

And some of them can afford very expensive guns.

CrispyQ

(36,383 posts)
47. There's a reason why the GOP focused on filling Boards of Education back in the 80s.
Thu May 7, 2020, 12:44 PM
May 2020
"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing."
~ Karl Rove


It's embarrassing and shameful how ignorant and gullible these people are.

hadEnuf

(2,166 posts)
52. This is what Conservatism has done for our country.
Thu May 7, 2020, 04:30 PM
May 2020

There have been decades of brainwashed Right Wing idiots, but they were put on steroids by the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine. Conservative media then had free reign buy-up and/or run out most forms of legitimate news, freeing themselves up to pump their indoctrination propaganda into people's heads 24/7. Add the internet to that mix and you have a saturation of propaganda that past totalitarians could have only imagined in their wildest dreams.

We all need to stick together like never before and fight as a team to crush these subhuman bastards. They will not stop until they are stopped and it's time to stop being the victims and bring the fight to them.

Mr.Bill

(24,188 posts)
53. Make taking the citizenship test a requirement to register to vote.
Thu May 7, 2020, 05:26 PM
May 2020

That would eliminate 90% of Trump voters.

tclambert

(11,084 posts)
58. The partisan authorities would cheat with such tests (according to the historical record).
Thu May 7, 2020, 08:29 PM
May 2020

The poll workers give a super easy test to the voters they like. "Q. Who was first President of the United States?" "Abraham Washington." "Close enough."

They give the harder test to the prospective voters they want to exclude. "Q. Who was 23rd Vice President of the United States?" "Adlai Stevenson." "Oh, sorry, you were so close. It was Adlai Stevenson the first, not the second or the third. Your answer was incomplete, so you don't get to vote. Try studying harder."

Mr.Bill

(24,188 posts)
59. That's why I said to use the same test we require
Thu May 7, 2020, 08:35 PM
May 2020

people to pass to become a citizen. Same test for everyone.

I don't expect this to ever happen, but my point was that most Trump voters probably could not pass it.

tclambert

(11,084 posts)
61. You have to have different versions of the test or people could copy off each other.
Thu May 7, 2020, 08:59 PM
May 2020

That's what Republicans would say, you know, to "protect the integrity of the voting system" while they proceed to corrupt it.

You're right that Trump voters couldn't pass a citizenship test. And therefore, Republican politicians would never allow it as a voter test. If all voters got the same test questions, Republicans would work really hard to find culturally biased questions that minorities and poor people would have trouble with and that rich white voters would recognize instantly. "What does ex-dividend date mean?" "Who is John Galt?"

My point is, your idea has merit, if we could keep it fair. But Republicans would twist it into yet another way to suppress voting.

DENVERPOPS

(8,762 posts)
67. Truth be know Mr. Bill
Fri May 8, 2020, 04:12 AM
May 2020

I would bet that 80-90% of Americans couldn't pass it.......teaching Civics in schools went out thirty years ago....

Alwaysna

(574 posts)
68. My red hat theory-
Fri May 8, 2020, 06:10 AM
May 2020

Red maga hats are designed to make people stupider. Trump wears one . See how stoopid it made him!
I know the correct spelling of stupid.

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