How's everyone doing?

The shit show here in the States continues. Hopefully Azar and the HHS continues to make the data public. But he is a Trump mouthpiece. And more and more I’m completely nonplussed about people’s opposition to wearing mask. I’m seeing youtube videos of these idiots shopping without masks and store employees politely asking them to put on mask and they freak out. The governor of Georgia signed an executive order banning cities from mandating that people where masks in public. He is suing the the city of Atlanta for making mask rules even though cases are spiking there. Why did wearing a mask and social distancing get politicized and tied up with people’s identity and sense of liberty? Yes, it’s a little uncomfortable but when did we become a bunch of pansies.

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Not going to lie, I thought the UK was a shitshow. Then I saw the anti-mask crowd chanting ‘my body my choice’ and my eyebrows flew off.

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We have been somewhat lucky here in the US that even when Evil Imperialist Neo-Cons (Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld, etc) infiltrate our White House…they have still been ‘presentable’ to the rest of the world, and partially because they are often heavily backed by the Evangelicals.

But when the White House becomes a Japanese Game Show, the US is suddenly exposed for the batshit crazy majority that sits just below the surface in other times.

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straight up lol’d at this… funny cause it’s true…

It’s kind of crazy - I think @kennfusion and I share a political and sociological mindset, and I know that I take for granted the area in which we live - it’s relatively diverse, mostly center to left leaning in political outlook, and relatively able to engage in meaningful discourse (for the most part - we still have our share of nutters). It kind of blinds you (me) to the level of batshitedness that exists elsewhere in this cesspool.

eta: just reread this and it seems like I’ve echoed @kennfusion’s post verbatim. Thundercats, unite!

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Funny because after your promotion to Deputy Chief I looked up where you lived and it’s not a bad drive from Brooklyn. One of these days when the Zombie Apocalypse ends, I think I will drive over and we can grab a cup of coffee or something and discuss my desire to defund the police! :rofl:

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Ha! I don’t live where I work for a number of reasons, but I’ll definitely take you up on that coffee and a game of something!

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Dave looks on despondently from 5000 km away

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Pubs have re-opened here. I have resisted so far. It’s been a week. I wish I could say it’s been easy.

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I’ve no idea what this “km” thing you speak of equates to in normal measurement, ie, the mile, but you’re obviously welcome as well. :wink:

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That’s called being too lazy to Google the conversion when I had already Googled the distance. LOL

It’s almost 3000 miles.

And I would love to come! But the border’s closed right now, so…

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The Toronto Blue Jays are feeling your pain right now…

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We’re in a fresh new lockdown. No more visiting another household. You can still go to a pub with another hundred households though. Presumably because you spend money there.

The government didn’t even tell the local council there was a new lockdown.

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The lockdown was announced late at night, via Twitter. Have they been taking a leaf out of trumps playbook?

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A young Aussie dismantling Trump’s pandemic lies right in front of him. This would be hilarious if this wasn’t my president.

Full interview of the narcissist-in-chief:

Sorry for getting too political but I don’t like when politicians piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.

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Can’t see how it’s ‘too’ political at all. Blatantly ideological decisions in the face of a disease results in a massive death toll.

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I watched the whole interview earlier on HBO, while Trump was what I expected, the key takeaway here is that Jonathan Swan is god damn amazing! I mean, you watch that interview for Swan, not cheeto.

Jonathon Swan did a fantastic job. He was knowledgeable, well-prepared, and quick to call Trump out on his bullshit. I didn’t know much about him before the interview but I will certainly be following his work in the future.

Another healthy dose of Aussie humour.

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Too well spoken. She has correct grammatical construction in all of the sentences, and not a single one uses the words “bigly” or really any solid ‘ly’ ending words.

Obviously a Democrat plant. Fake News.