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Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:22 PM

Great, GREAT news!

The COVID-19 pandemic is over. The virus has been vanquished. Weíre all safe!

This is how I know.

I am currently living in rural, East Texas. This was errand day for me. I stay home as much as possible, but today, I had to go out. Naturally, I wore my mask. The State of Texas is under an order from our Governor to do so when weíre in public spaces. Even if I werenít under such an order, I would wear a mask anyway because thatís the socially-responsible thing to do under the threat of a deadly virus that is easily transmitted via aerosols emitted during ordinary breathing.

Evidently, I didnít get the memo. I visited three, separate businesses. The first was a groceryónot a Walmart, but a slightly-smaller store. The second was a liquor storeósue me; if you donít need a sedative right now, youíre not paying attention. The third was a gas station. At these three establishments, not a single customer (except me) was wearing a mask. Only at the small grocery were the employees wearing masks. Evidently, the folks at the other two businesses got the memoóthe pandemic is OVER!

Why? Because through his words and actions, thatís what the President told these people, and a lot of them actually believe him. I know thatís hard for DU to fathom. Most of us are a bit above the average IQ of the average American citizen, but we need to remember that half of us are below the average IQ, and many of them actually believe what this compulsive liar tells them.

Honestly, I was shocked. I hadnít been out for a week or so. Mask compliance was much better prior to the RNC. Now, itís basically gone. Why? Because Trump said so.

So let us rejoice! The pandemic is a thing of the past. I admit that I was pretty sick of it.



-Laelth

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Reply Great, GREAT news! (Original post)
Laelth Aug 2020 OP
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #1
Laelth Aug 2020 #6
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #8
NRaleighLiberal Aug 2020 #2
mucifer Aug 2020 #3
muntrv Aug 2020 #4
Laelth Aug 2020 #7
niyad Aug 2020 #13
dchill Aug 2020 #17
niyad Aug 2020 #18
dchill Aug 2020 #20
niyad Aug 2020 #23
dchill Aug 2020 #25
denem Aug 2020 #21
niyad Aug 2020 #24
dem4decades Aug 2020 #5
czarjak Aug 2020 #28
dem4decades Aug 2020 #29
abqtommy Aug 2020 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #10
Laelth Aug 2020 #30
LPBBEAR Aug 2020 #11
jmbar2 Aug 2020 #12
Mariana Aug 2020 #14
trc Aug 2020 #15
Laelth Aug 2020 #31
William Seger Aug 2020 #16
The Roux Comes First Aug 2020 #26
Laelth Aug 2020 #37
Warpy Aug 2020 #19
Laelth Aug 2020 #36
orleans Aug 2020 #22
grantcart Aug 2020 #27
Laelth Aug 2020 #32
Horse with no Name Aug 2020 #33
Laelth Aug 2020 #34
Horse with no Name Aug 2020 #35
uponit7771 Aug 2020 #38

Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:25 PM

1. I was hoping for a different story, given your subject

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:31 PM

6. I am really depressed about the apparent ignorance of my neighbors.

Sorry if the headline was a major tease followed by serious disappointment. I had to share.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:32 PM

8. Ty for sharing, Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:25 PM

2. I'm pleasantly surprised with how my pretty red area is behaving.

we went to the local Farmers market this AM, outdoors, not overly crowded, and 95% compliance with masks was observed. Those few that were not wearing them stood out, for sure, and were getting nasty looks

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:26 PM

3. 121 Covid deaths in Texas in the last 24 hours. Here in Chicago in stores people

wear masks. The suburbs are getting laxer about the masks and their numbers are going up.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:27 PM

4. So, what did it? The Hydroxychloroquine or oleander?

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Response to muntrv (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:32 PM

7. Like I said, I didn't get the memo.

And I definitely didnít ask.



-Laelth

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Response to muntrv (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:26 PM

13. You missed the announcement here on DU ???? The cure is actually a four-parter. Hydroxy,

oleander, bleach, and the anal light bulb. Guaranteed to cure whatever ails you!

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Response to niyad (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:45 PM

17. I'd like to get the correct order - is that it?

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Response to dchill (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:52 PM

18. Yes. You wash the hydroxy and oleander down with the bleach, and then insert the lightbulb.

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Response to niyad (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:54 PM

20. Now, is the light bulb supposed to be plugged in.

Asking for a friend.

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Response to dchill (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

23. You would want one of the LED battery-operated ones.

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Response to niyad (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:03 AM

25. Those might not be hot enough. Just saying.

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Response to niyad (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:57 PM

21. I think the anal lightbulb goes in first,

 

otherwise how can you see what you're going?

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Response to denem (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:02 AM

24. You are absolutely correct. Must amend the instructions!

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:28 PM

5. And I'd heard it was going to go away after the election.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 01:32 AM

28. I was told emphatically on March 23, "it'll be over in two weeks"...

Good grief?

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Response to czarjak (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 07:42 AM

29. well Trump did say eventually it would go away.

Much like a mountain will erode into the wind.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 10:35 PM

9. Those that distance and mask will survive, many of the others won't stay alive...

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:07 PM

10. Thank you for that story.

People are idiots, and will be very, very surprised when they get sick.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:42 AM

30. You're welcome, but I was embarrassed for my neighbors.

Itís not what I wanted to be able to say, but it is what I saw.



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:21 PM

11. works for me

The more of these idiot f**k Trump supporters not wearing masks the less of them will be around as time goes on. And that is fine by me.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:22 PM

12. I wouldn't mind if they all engaged in a mass extinction dinosaur-type event

...except that my sister is a nurse and would have to take care of 'em.

We need special "red" hospitals where they can be cared for using bleach, HCQ, and prayer miracles.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:28 PM

14. People where I live have generally been very good about wearing masks.

My daughter works in a supermarket, and this week she has noticed a marked increase of people refusing to wear masks. She says most wear or say something or other that identifies them as right-wingers. Almost all of them are old white men. She believes it's a direct result of the RNC.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:33 PM

15. I live in central Texas

Visited a diesel truck dealership and repair facility (needed some large vacuum hose for my Dodge 2500 work truck), all the proper signs on the door about face masks and distancing but once inside I was the only one masked, and distance was not considered. Needed gas for the truck and a drink for me at a nearby gas station. While the customers were masked the employees were not, including the manager. My comment to my wife was these folks believe this is over and we will pay a heavy price for that later this fall when the numbers start going up exponentially.

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Response to trc (Reply #15)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:43 AM

31. That's just about what I saw.

I came to the same conclusion.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:40 PM

16. Hey, you'd already know that if you watched the R convention

Also, there is no systemic racism in the US, and Trump is the hardest working president we've ever had.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:16 AM

26. Hardest-working or Most Golf-cheatingist?

To coin a phrase.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:06 AM

37. And he's done more for Black Americans than any President since Lincoln!

You forgot that part.



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sat Aug 29, 2020, 11:53 PM

19. I'm next door in NM

When I went out Tuesday, there was 100% masking with no dicknoses or chin guards to be seen. I was shocked, honestly. I suppose people outside the city aren't that compliant, but they were in my area.

That being said, there were two house parties on my block today, the litter of puppies, er, college students next door and the huge extended family across the street. No, I didn't call the cops or anything, I'm not one of those. If having this virus is what it will take to get through to them, that's what it will take.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:52 AM

36. That's better than what I am seeing. I feel like I need to move. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

22. sorry to hear this n/t

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 12:26 AM

27. Stopped by a Wal-Mart in Globe AZ. 60/40 red area


Most disciplined store I have been to.

They had the entrance roped off so people had to snake around to get to the door. Nobody could sneak in, they could see who had a mask on long before they hit the door.

They had 2 people at the door checking masks and they wore purposeful expressions. Had 2 people wiping down carts.

Upon entering there were large signs explaining all aisles were strictly 1 way and the aisles were clearly marked.

They had monitors in the store keeping their eyes open for anyone not social distancing.

Clearly it was the local store manager that was making a difference. The store was in an old building but it was spotless and there was a crew cleaning and wiping down surfaces.

I'd like to think that the fact that the area has a significant Apache population may have been a factor in raising their compliance to protect a vulnerable group of our citizens but in any case it should be noted that in this red area this Walmart was on top of the game.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:45 AM

32. That's good to hear.

My local Walmart may actually be better than the stores I mentioned above, but I didnít visit it yesterday.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:48 AM

33. Rural East Texas speaks volumes

The stupid is strong there

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:51 AM

34. Oh, dear. It's difficult to comprehend, honestly. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #34)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 08:52 AM

35. I am painfully aware

I live out that way too.

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Response to Laelth (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2020, 09:33 AM

38. "if you don't need a sedative right now, you're not paying attention", 👈🏾 THIS !!!

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