The COVID-19 Wild West Thread (Read 512 times)

Running Problem


Problem Child

    Thought it was this but it was in Vegas at a drive up ralley and not the whitehouse. Had to look up Hatch Act and came across this. 

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/10/watch-joe-biden-lowers-mask-to-cough-in-hand-during-speech/

    2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.

    darkwave


    Mother of Cats

       

      Not sure what Hatch Act is. New law? Nickname I’m not aware of? Autocorrect error?

       

      You clearly have never lived in the Washington DC area.

       

      Everyone here knows the Hatch Act, simply because so many people work for the federal government.

       

      Just another example of how experiences and perspectives can vary greatly, depending on where one lives.

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      And...if you want a running Instagram where all the pictures are of cats, I've got you covered.

      DavePNW


         

        I thought you were talking about yesterday's Hatch Act violation at the White House....

         

        Aren’t the President and Vice President excluded?

        Dave


        Country Fried

          Breitbart gonna breitbart

           

          https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/10/watch-joe-biden-lowers-mask-to-cough-in-hand-during-speech/


          Country Fried

            Actually yes.

             

            Also, he is most def not ok with randos on his forums constantly being trouble makers who contribute little constructive material. Especially if that includes personal attacks in violation of the TOS.

            But whatever, carry on, and complain about moderation in a forum you are choosing of your own free will to use.

             

            And is Eric Smile still ok with Country Fried Twat acting as a mod on here?  

            zoom-zoom


            rectumdamnnearkilledem

               

              Whatever do you mean?

               

              Ha, I've seen a couple of those 80's-late-night-style informercial takes and they're all good stuff!

               

              This was the specific event I was referencing. The fact that there are several in the span of a few days is pretty horrifying.

              '20 Goals:

              Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

               

              Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

              remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                   ~ Sarah Kay

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              rectumdamnnearkilledem

                 

                Aren’t the President and Vice President excluded?

                 

                I don't think so. AFAIK it's a no-no to use the White House to promote any political candidacy.

                '20 Goals:

                Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

                 

                Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                     ~ Sarah Kay

                Teresadfp


                One day at a time

                  This is what I read:  "The Hatch Act of 1939, An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law. Its main provision prohibits civil service employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president and vice president, from engaging in some forms of political activity."

                  Running Problem


                  Problem Child

                     

                    I don't think so. AFAIK it's a no-no to use the White House to promote any political candidacy.

                     

                    They’re exempt.

                    2020 Goal: Figure out the problem.

                    zoom-zoom


                    rectumdamnnearkilledem

                      This is what I read:  "The Hatch Act of 1939, An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law. Its main provision prohibits civil service employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president and vice president, from engaging in some forms of political activity."

                       

                      This adds some clarity.

                       

                      Technically, I believe it was Candice Owens who was hosting yesterday's event.

                      '20 Goals:

                      Survive the 'Rona • Cover 4000 miles (3300 on-bike, 700 on-foot) • Duathlon podiums • Keep bustin' ass -1 lung lobe and assorted guts parts • Continue showing Cancer that it's not welcome back. Ever. • Improve power:weight ratio • $1000

                       

                      Getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to

                      remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.    

                           ~ Sarah Kay

                      DavePNW


                         

                        https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/10/watch-joe-biden-lowers-mask-to-cough-in-hand-during-speech/

                         

                        Both sides!
                        But he has THE BIGGEST MASK YOU’VE EVER SEEN.

                        Dave

                        rlopez


                          And is Eric Smile still ok with Country Fried Twat acting as a mod on here?  

                           

                          Why do you constantly rag on the mods and try to explain relationships as if you are playing four-dimensional chess?

                           

                          You don't know shit about fuck and you really need to take a step back.


                          Feeling the growl again

                             

                            Hmm, where have I heard a “both sides“ argument before?

                             

                            Yes of course she should have covered her nose. Well done, catching her! Of course she is usually seen with nose and mouth covered in public. Are you trying to say people are unfairly criticizing Republican politicians for not wearing masks, when on average Democrats are no better? Because you know that’s bullshit. People aren’t criticized for not being perfect, they’re criticized for being willfully reckless. And that’s mostly Republicans.

                             

                            Actually I don't know it's bullshit.  What I think is bullshit is believing there is a winning side in this that has it right and actually has you and my safety as a primary concern.  Neither side is motivated primarily by our safety.

                             

                            I've read the primary literature on masks, particularly the kinds most people are wearing.  They're better than nothing but hardly wonderful.  I also recall not that long ago the "experts" telling us we shouldn't wear masks.  Do you remember that?  Yet now it's a litmus test?  I guess that went the way of "flattening the curve".

                             

                            If you want to prevent the spread of COVID stay the hell away from people.  Masks are really a secondary concern -- but I do wear one in public settings.  But if you're protesting or at the funeral of a famous public official large gatherings otherwise not allowed are suddenly OK. But church services are banned.  Really scientific there.

                             

                            The Trump administration's issue wasn't masks, it was lack of social distancing and conducting business as usual.  But let's blame it on masks.  But if we're going to play that game, let's hold both sides to that metric.  You say Trump is willfully reckless yet Pelosi's act was also intentional, but it's just "not being perfect".  C'mon, man, they both screwed up.

                             

                            Yeah, the blind partisanship we have been reduced to is what I think is bullshit.

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                            Interval Junkie --Nobby

                              You say Trump is willfully reckless yet Pelosi's act was also intentional, but it's just "not being perfect".  C'mon, man, they both screwed up.

                               

                              I don't man.  Let's make it condoms to prevent STDs.

                               

                              One person is saying "Yeah, I never wear a condom.  They're for the weak."

                              The other person says, "Wear a condom."  But puts it on wrong a few times.

                              Science says abstinence is the only 100% solution.

                               

                              One person got herpes.  The other one might get it too.  But is there a meaningful difference between the two?

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                              Elite Jogger

                                 

                                 I've read the primary literature on masks, particularly the kinds most people are wearing.  They're better than nothing but hardly wonderful.  I also recall not that long ago the "experts" telling us we shouldn't wear masks.  Do you remember that?  Yet now it's a litmus test?  I guess that went the way of "flattening the curve".

                                 

                                If you want to prevent the spread of COVID stay the hell away from people.  Masks are really a secondary concern -- but I do wear one in public settings.  But if you're protesting or at the funeral of a famous public official large gatherings otherwise not allowed are suddenly OK. But church services are banned.  Really scientific there.

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                I would agree with that, in the UK most folk don’t have a problem wearing a mask and it’s a lack of social distancing (unavoidable in some situations) that’s continuing the spread.

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