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12 thoughts on “Newsweek: Florida Mayor Says His City Is at ‘Breaking Point’ Due to Coronavirus

  1. Nan says:

    That article about the salon owners who tested positive but wore masks … along with all others in the salon AS WELL AS any and all customers and NO ONE got infected … should be published on the front page of every newspaper in the cities/states where the idiot leaders think masks aren’t the solution.

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Nan. Masks work. It has been proven so many ways, videos have shown it using smoke, using infrared, and other ways like checking the particle count in a room. They do not cut down your oxygen levels and it doesn’t make you breath back in your own toxins. I wore masks for work and think of it , people in the operating rooms wear masks for hours after hours. Think of all the people wearing gas masks right now on both sides of the protester / police conflict. I don’t understand the lack of trying to think on this stuff. I don’t think of myself as overly smart, and I accept I have a limited education, but I try to think things through, I accept well documented science even if I don’t understand every detail. Even if I thought masks were silly if they were required by an establishment if I want to shop there I would wear it. Not the hill I want to die on in my life. I sure am not going to whip my penis out and piss all over the place. In Florida that will get you on the sex offenders registry, so how is that owning the store? Hugs

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      1. Nan says:

        I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … if we had a leader that had taken this virus seriously from the moment he heard about it (even if he waited a short time to fully gauge its effects) and then took the high road (better safe than sorry) because he realized and accepted the potential danger and so encouraged mask-wearing … we would NOT be in the place we are today. And i’m not just talking about statistics.

        But he didn’t and so, as I’ve said before, here we are. People pissing on the floor, waving guns around, holding “no-mask” parties, screaming at old folk who are just trying to stay alive, etc, etc.

        When does the fun start?

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        1. Scottie says:

          Hello Nan. I posted about the 17 year old immunocompromised girl here near me who went to a church party where it was known people had the covid virus and got it. Her parents then gave her the tRump miracle cure. She died. This is what we are fighting. People who will willing risk their children to believe tRump and SPTV media. Hugs

          Nan I just got a news alert. tRump has ordered 175 federal agents in to Chicago and other cities. OMG. Civil war will soon begin. Hugs

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          1. Nan says:

            This guy is off the rails!! SERIOUSLY!!

            Not only that, anyone with a lick of sense knows the CORE REASON behind these actions are related to the fact he’s LOSING in the polls and he trying to divert attention away from his VERY poor handling of the virus.

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            1. Scottie says:

              Hello Nan. In his tweet about it he said in part We must protect Federal property, AND OUR PEOPLE. our people? He is not even pretending to hide his racism. He is trying to look tough for the racist base, trying to show he will put those equality protests in their place. He is taking a page right out of the Wallace play book, and sees the brutal attacks on the freedom marchers as a great thing. He is a weak coward and so thinks this makes someone seem strong. It doesn’t. Hugs

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              1. Nan says:

                As I think I’ve mentioned, my other-half definitely leans Republican. I had to snicker (inwardly of course) when he told me last night that he had called his daughter (who lives in Portland) and she couldn’t talk because she was in the car on her way to the protests!!.

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                1. Scottie says:

                  Hello Nan. ( deep bass with reverb ) OH MY Gowd! 😀😁😃😋😋😎 I wonder if this clearly secret police fascism will shift your other halfs views. At some point he has to say hey kidnapping people off the street in unmarked cars and taking them blindfolded to a secret place only to harass them and release them hours later is just the thing good Republicans hate about China and other authoritarian non-democracies. I can hear them say as they watched the news, that shit couldn’t happen here, we wouldn’t allow it, those people need to stand up and defend themselves. Where are the Bundy militias that took over a bird sanctuary because Obama was trampling freedom ( they were very racist Mormons and a black man was in charge so everything he did was trampling freedom ) where are the people in Texas who claimed the military operation Jade Helm was a pretext to take over texas and throw them into deserted walmart prisons? Where are those patriots that told a full bird Colonel they didn’t believe him because he worked for a black muslim who had come to take away their rights? Where are these people now. And what really scares the piss out of me I just heard an online commenter ask how soon it will be that these want to be military heros militia people do dress up and snatch someone to interrogate and they end up killing or badly hurting them? Maybe one of the federal judges they are always against? This shit has to stop NOW!. I hope the courts understand the importance of this. Hugs

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                  1. Nan says:

                    Nope … none of that. In fact, he was somewhat defending the “secret police” because, in his view, they were necessary since the protesters (rioters?) were damaging and setting fire to Federal buildings. He also pointed out that any group that gathers on city-owned property needs a permit, and then questioned whether these protesters had one.

                    When I pointed out the actions of these “secret police” and mentioned how they had injured some with their various “ammunition” who weren’t even doing anything, he remained silent. Further, I showed him a video on FB where a guy walked up to the “s-p” (supposedly to ask a question) and they started pushing him around and beating him with a nightstick … and he just stood there. He finally walked off and threw his hands up in the air. Again, no comment.

                    There is simply no reasoning with anyone who supports the “Repukes” way of thinking. Loved one or not.

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                    1. Scottie says:

                      Hello Nan. The guy who walked up to the SP was a Navy academy graduate and Navy veteran.

                      You are correct about it being hard to shift family. I have a very close friend whose parents are in their mid 80’s, and they are complete tRump supporters. They listen to SPTV and believe everything they hear on it. My friend tries to correct them, often using stuff on my blog but they simply just disbelieve anything that doesn’t support tRump or what is said on SPTV. Facts don’t matter anymore. These are rational people, but they don’t see reality anymore. Their world view has become whatever Hannity or Carlson and the other propaganda hosts say it is. What was stunning to me is the denial of medical fact and information about Covid. I blame a large part of the problem in this country on right wing media because it is completely emotion driven, fear, anger, and repeat constantly. Hugs

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                    2. Nan says:

                      You’re absolutely correct, Scottie … it is completely emotion driven. Have I ever mentioned my thoughts on emotionally-driven people being Republican? I tend to think there is a definite correlation.

                      Yes, I had forgotten the guy was a vet when I made my comment , but the video pointed that out.

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                    3. Scottie says:

                      Hello Nan. I doubt you followed the Star Wars movies, but that was the whole point with the Jedi controlling their emotions and the Sith who encourage theirs especially anger / rage.

                      The great sage Yoda had a saying

                      “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”

                      Seems the right is the dark side. Hugs

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