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  • Motorcycle Rally In Sturgis Draws Thousands Of Largely Unmasked Attendees

    08/09/2020 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Scary Mommy via Yahoo ^ | 8/08/20 | Kristine Cannon
    As COVID-19 cases surpass five million in the U.S. - and deaths exceed 162K, according to Johns Hopkins University & Medicine - tens of thousands of motorcyclists rode into South Dakota for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - most of which were unmasked and not following social distancing guidelines. “No, we didn’t take any precautions,” Rally attendee Jim Busch told the New York Times, adding that he thinks the coronavirus pandemic, which he refers to as a “situation,” is “manufactured. “There’s ulterior motives behind this, so we’re not concerned.” The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a 10-day event that is estimated...
  • State College makes it illegal to host parties without masks and with 10+ people

    08/05/2020 11:00:51 AM PDT · by lightman · 35 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 5 August A.D. 2020 | Josh Moyer
    Visitors, students and residents of State College will have to immediately take heed of a new borough law that requires mask-wearing and severely limits gathering size — or they’ll face $300 fines. In a bid to better fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the State College Borough Council unanimously voted Tuesday to pass an ordinance that would require a mask when in public, forbid long lines and cap indoor or outdoor gatherings at 10 people. Those who refuse to comply will be hit with a $300 fine by police (or other officials). The local law officially went into effect Tuesday night. “We’ve...
  • The Mask Slackers of 1918

    08/05/2020 7:31:58 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 136 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3, 2020 | Christine Hauser
    As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars. The masks were called muzzles, germ shields and dirt traps. They gave people a “pig-like snout.” Some people snipped holes in their masks to smoke cigars. Others fastened them to dogs in mockery. Bandits used them to rob banks. More than a century ago, as the 1918 influenza pandemic raged in the United States, masks of gauze and cheesecloth became the facial front lines in the battle against the virus. ...the masks stoked political division...medical authorities urged the...
  • Massive pool party at rented N.J. mansion is under investigation, authorities say

    08/04/2020 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lightman · 40 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 4 August A.D. 2020 | Avalon Zoppa
    The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating whether a large mansion party in Alpine broke the governor’s limits on gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, hundreds of partygoers crammed together at a bash, mainly outdoors, at a home on Hemlock Drive from the early afternoon to about 10 p.m., said Alpine Mayor Paul H. Tomasko. He said he does not know the exact number of attendees, but said a majority were not wearing masks or social distancing. He said the party was held by people renting the house with the knowledge of the owner. “Most everyone should be aware...
  • Mask parody wins the internet… Viral Video

    08/03/2020 4:14:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
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  • Bipartisan Toomey and Bennet Resolution: “Please Wear a Mask”

    08/02/2020 9:57:11 AM PDT · by lightman · 46 replies
    Senator Pat Toomery ^ | 30 July A.D. 2020 | Senator Pat Toomey
    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) are teaming up again to encourage Americans to wear a mask when they venture out of their homes. In late March, Senators Toomey and Bennet became the first two members of Congress to publicly support mask wearing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Their efforts included encouraging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to update safety guidelines to encourage the use of masks. These efforts paid off as both the CDC and the Task Force endorsed mask wearing...
  • Louisiana Mask Gestapo issues shutdown order to small restaurant (my title)

    08/01/2020 11:05:51 AM PDT · by gbunch · 10 replies
    Central City News (via Facebook) ^ | 7/31/2020 | Woody Jenkins
    Late Friday (yesterday) evening, a state health officer (?) descended upon Firehouse BBQ, a local favorite, and declared that they are closed for violating the royal mask edicts of His Majesty the Governor/Dictator of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards. Louisiana's own Attorney General Jeff Landry has stated he believes the governor's mask mandates are unconstitutional. Former LA representative and US Senate candidate Woody Jenkins, who now heads up Central City News, went to the restaurant immediately and made this live report on Facebook. (As of now, it's not yet on their main website.)
  • Thoughts on this Masgarade...

    08/01/2020 7:33:20 AM PDT · by Not_Who_U_Think · 16 replies
    Vanity | 08/01/20202 | Self
    Pardon me for being one of the selfish ones. I don't wear a mask unless I'm in a medical facility, sick, or around fragile friends. I believe it is vital that we all, if allowed by our betters, to NOT wear them any chance we can. I believe we must do this to save our society, to smile at one another, to greet acquaintances and say hello to strangers in public. Here's why. No matter what happens on the medical front, a good share of our society will be reluctant to take them off. Masks are becoming like our vehicles...
  • Sen. Mastriano blasts clergy in Facebook video, deletes it

    07/31/2020 10:07:47 AM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | 30 July A.D. 2020 | Logan Hullinger
    State Sen. Doug Mastriano attacked local faith leaders Wednesday night in a since-deleted Facebook Live video after more than 40 signed a letter rebuking his attacks on COVID-19 safety measures, particularly his rejection of mask wearing. The Franklin County Republican, who also represents a portion of southwest York County, accused the religious leaders of being corrupted by leftist ideologies and "denying" the power of Christ. The comments came the same day the group — largely composed of reverends, deacons and vicars — signed onto the letter that appeared as a full-page advertisement in The Gettysburg Times. In the video, Mastriano...
  • FORD supplier bans employees from wearing American Flag face masks… Viral Video

    07/31/2020 7:39:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 47 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 7/30/2020 | Kane
    Adient manufacturing plant in Missouri has banned American Flag face masks. According to this employee, the company makes car seats for Ford Motors.
  • The Moral Case Against Mask Mandates And Other COVID Restrictions

    07/31/2020 6:04:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | David Shane
    People who resist COVID-19 restrictions are often accused of being selfish and caring only about their own freedom. While that might explain the actions of some, moral arguments can be made against many of the restrictions. Although simple appeals to “freedom” are indeed less popular today than in the past, we should not disregard them. Nearly all our responses to COVID-19 require balancing one concern against another, and individuals and institutions will come to different conclusions as they try to strike that balance.
  • Tony Evers issues a statewide mandate to wear masks indoors through the end of September

    07/30/2020 3:11:02 PM PDT · by T. P. Pole · 30 replies
    JS Online ^ | 7/30/20 | Molly Beck, Patrick Marley
    Gov. Tony Evers is requiring all Wisconsin residents to wear face masks while indoors until the end of September. . . . Along with the new face mask requirement, Evers declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin over rising cases of the virus — a move considered legally dubious by conservatives. . . . The governor is issuing the statewide mandate after first maintaining he lacked the authority do so and then changing course, saying for weeks he was considering the idea but worried Republican lawmakers would take him to the Wisconsin Supreme Court again. . . . The...
  • Lawmaker says his ant-mask statement wasn't mocking Levine's anti-discrimination plea

    07/30/2020 9:46:11 AM PDT · by lightman · 20 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 30 July A.D. 2020 | Cynthia Fernandez
    HARRISBURG — One day after Pennsylvania’s top health official forcefully denounced transphobic attacks against her, a Republican lawmaker co-opted her call for acceptance to address “hateful and intolerant comments directed towards the unmasked community.” Rep. Russ Diamond of Lebanon County released a statement Wednesday that mimicked remarks Health Secretary Rachel Levine made in response to recent “demonstrations of harassment” against her. Diamond has been one of the loudest opponents of Levine’s order requiring most people, barring a health issue, to wear a mask while in public. “Your actions perpetuate a spirit of intolerance and discrimination against unmasked individuals and specifically...
  • Americans Can’t Stop Mask Debating

    07/30/2020 3:53:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Kottke ^ | 7/29/20 | Jason Kottke
    A compilation of TV news clips of people saying “mask debate” (which sounds very much like another unrelated word when spoken — try saying it out loud right now to see what I mean), stitched together by the folks at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. It feels good to laugh at infuriating things sometimes. BTW, the actual debate over masks will continue to wane - science and then culture will win most people over and it’ll just become a normal thing that most people do in public all the time, like wearing shoes or carrying a bag.
  • Nancy Pelosi mandates masks on House floor after lawmakers test positive for coronavirus

    07/29/2020 5:16:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/29/20 | Mica Soellner
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that lawmakers will be required to wear masks on the House floor to avoid potential spread of the coronavirus. Pelosi first floated the mask mandate during a Wednesday call with House Democrats and later unveiled the rule in the chamber. Lawmakers and their staff members will be required to wear face masks while they are in the House except when recognized to speak. Failure to comply will be considered "serious breach of decorum," the California Democrat said. The decision comes after Rep. Louis Gohmert tested positive for the coronavirus earlier in the day. The Texas...
  • Ivey extends Alabama's mask order

    07/29/2020 9:19:18 AM PDT · by Quilla · 59 replies ^ | July 29, 2020 | Ty West
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the state's mask order through Aug. 31, as the state continues to combat the spread of Covid-19. The order requires masks or face-coverings to be worn when people are within six feet of someone from a different household in indoor spaces that are open to the public, vehicles operated by transportation services and outdoor public spaces where 10 or more people are gathered. It also specifies that masks are required in schools and colleges, where possible, for employees and students in second grade and above The extended order comes as Covid-19 case counts and...
  • Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. Pushes Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory, Says Pandemic is 'Being Used Obviously for a Bigger Agenda'

    07/29/2020 8:40:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | BEN PICKMAN
    "Personally I think the coronavirus is being used obviously for a bigger agenda," the second-year forward said. "It's being used for population control in terms of being able to control the masses of people. The whole world is being controlled. "You're required to wear masks. And who knows what will happen when this vaccine comes out. You might have to have the vaccine in order to travel. Like that would be crazy." "I've never had any shots or anything like that," he said. "It could get crazy. But it's definitely behind everything that's going on right now and all you...
  • Why Masks? Why Lockdowns?

    07/28/2020 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | Eliot Resnick
    “[T]he wretched alone are the good; the poor, impotent, lowly alone are the good…and you, the powerful and noble, are on the contrary the evil….” How ironic. Nietzsche wrote these words to describe the worldview of Judeo-Christian morality, which he denounced as life-denying. He thought it emasculated men and prevented them from fully developing themselves. Yet, today, it is secular liberals – not religious conservatives – who are stifling human enterprise and saying “no” to life virtually every day. Allow people to work? No. Allow children to go to school? No. Allow human beings to see each other as they...
  • Hanging with the Silenced Majority in Covid Country

    07/27/2020 4:44:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2020 | Jack Cashill
    this is easily the stupidest period in American history and arguably the most oppressive. That said, I did see some glimmers of hope along the way. ... individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state.” The specific formula is too convoluted to understand, let alone explain. .. I left a place where no one I know has had the disease and arrived at a place where most of the people I know have had it. I do not exaggerate. ... conservatives have instinctively rebelled against the imposition of...
  • Man stuns Londoners by wearing a face mask — as a G-string

    07/26/2020 7:03:58 PM PDT · by libh8er · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7.25.2020 | Paul Froelich
    One man in London is taking his public mask wearing to his privates. Tim Shieff, a 32-year-old former “Ninja Warrior UK” contestant, startled Londoners when he took to Oxford Street wearing nothing but a face mask fashioned into a G-string that (barely) covered his privates, mocking a new law that has mandated mask-wearing in public. The Connecticut-born athlete is also a world champion freerunner and vegan YouTube sensation, according to the Daily Mail, and known for stunts like admitting to eating meat despite railing against eating animals.