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Wed May 20, 2020, 06:33 PM

Trump's anti mask gambit found sympathy among his base. But wait until it impacts parents when the

schools reopen. The opening story on my local news tonight was exactly about that scenario. 3-1/2 years of corruption, incompetence, greed and criminal activity are taking a back seat in the news cycle. Same shit, different day, different distraction...same results...media follows the rabbit. This may not be some distraction that people who follow DU will swallow, but it will damn sure find resonance with a lot of other people. Here is why IMO:

We have a lot of people in this country who are more and more questioning why they may or may not back Trump. Some are blindingly loyal, but not all. I believe that many of them will welcome a means to finally put their misgivings behind them and rally behind him. They couldn't really justify a lot of what has happened, but if they can be convinced to see public policy as an affront to their children's 'freedom"...watch out. I understand that these people were never really reliable, but they were at least "in play."

Sucks that it may take a big uptake in deaths and infections to counteract this crap. I do not want that at all.


Yes, I may need to step back from the ledge tonight...just hated that news lead.

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 06:43 PM

1. I was thinking about that, especially in Georgia...

...where there are pretty decent public school systems. Even some of the most affluent in the state attend public schools because they are generally safe with some surprisingly left-centered textbooks for K-12.

The issue is going to be how to enforce social distancing. It is not going to be easy to expect a six y/o, who is going to be separated for the first time from her primary care giver, to be socially distant.

How are we planning to protect teachers who are going to be in classrooms with 20+ seven,eight, nine y/o who are going to be sneezing and coughing?

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Wed May 20, 2020, 06:51 PM

2. Very true. My daughter is a teacher. "Our side" has to deal with the realities

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Response to dameatball (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:10 PM

3. What happens when the MAGAts start putting their "rats" above the school's rules?

When the kind of idiotic behavior we see at stores starts happening at schools. When some big ugly redneck starts harassing a second grade teacher because they don't want their kid wearing a mask or distancing who is going to step in? Probably the MAGAts will show up with guns with asshat egging them on. I feel for the teachers when schools reopen.

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