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Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:04 PM

the only thing that will get people to take this seriously.

Seeing the news that the Governor of Oklahoma has tested positive for COVID-19 brought something to mind:

The only way some people are going to take COVID seriously is if a public figure they respect gets very seriously sick or dies from it.

We see occasional reports of people who attended rallies and later got sick. Sometimes, these people are even named. But I don't think it will matter until a big name on Fox "News" or a member of the cabinet (or Trump himself) becomes a victim.

That might open their eyes.

Or maybe not. I've never seen such resistance to reality before.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:06 PM

1. I vote for Rush Limbaugh.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:09 PM

5. No good, they'll say he only died because he had cancer.

To make them pay attention, it has to be someone healthy - and even then, they'll probably rationalize that the person had some kind of hidden health problem, and that's what killed them.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:06 PM

2. It Better Be One Of Them

I don't want someone I'm fond of, being the one who gets it and dies.

Herman Cain perhaps? Kid Rock? Kanye? Kim? I'm good with those for sure.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:08 PM

3. if trump gets it and dies - I call it poetic justice

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:17 PM

13. I'd call it about fucking time.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:08 PM

4. Some won't until it's a young healthy family member

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:13 PM

7. This is very true

And another thing that is true: If Obama had been POTUS, the right would already be screaming that he killed Joe Diffey and John Prine. Hell, there'd be impeachment hearings if this happened under Obama.

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Response to ScratchCat (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:15 PM

12. Who are Joe Diffey and John Prine? nt

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:20 PM

8. So many ... Nugent? Meatloaf?

Chuck Woolery? Chachi? Rogen?
McConnell? GRAHAM!!!! Ghouliani?
Don Jr? No not him. No respect there. The First Nipples? Ooo oooo Kanye?

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 02:25 PM

9. Mega corporations like Walmart enforcing mandatory masks will help.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:20 PM

15. I hope that Walmart is going to back that up with a police officer at the

entrances and occasionally walking the store. Pinheads where I live will threaten store employees that ask them to mask up. But if they know their asses will be led away in handcuff for trespassing and being a public nuisance, maybe they will have second thoughts about being assholes.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 03:01 PM

10. Rock Hudson dying of AIDS was the thing that put HIV on the mainstream radar.

You're probably right.
Something like that needs to happen for the right.
Trump dying of Covid-19 would be the best thing for the country but it's unlikely to happen.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 05:27 PM

11. I don't think a "big name" will do it, but *MAYBE* a relative they respect or someone they love.

It's gotta hit close to home.

Well, OK - maybe if it was Falwell, Graham, Osteen, Copeland, Hinn, or Trump's religious lady, Paula White.

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:58 PM

16. I was thinking "public celebrity" because it might impact a large number of people.

Losing a family member impacts the family and immediate surroundings.

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Response to cab67 (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2020, 08:17 PM

14. Any updates on Ben Carson? Very odd...

On 7/2 his office put out a statement that he had tested positive for COVID on a Monday and was hospitalized on Wednesday in Atlanta. I can't find shit since then.

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