We don’t need no stinking masks!

maddielee

45 landed in Tampa this afternoon (7/31/2020). Tampa, in Florida, a Covid hotspot. Here’s a photo with some Florida sheriffs....



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maifleur03

Makes people wonder at the gross stupidity of the police department leaders. It also explains why so many police departments have problems following laws.

I hope they are around long enough to tell the next generation that a photo op is not as important as their health.

I have wondered since in the past no one who wore a face covering could be within a certain distance from the President or VP if that is the reason that they are allowed to go maskless near the President. I would think that even with instant testing there is no assurance that none of them do not have the virus so it is simply tossing a coin. He may become infected from one of them or not. Please let it be soon so he will know what the people who have contracted have gone through.

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olychick

More Darwin awards on the way.

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socks(10a)

Not defending these maroons, but at least they are outside. I wonder how many of those officers would have preferred to wear a mask but were told not to do it.

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loonlakelaborcamp(3 A/B)

And how many do you know have had or have not had Covid already? Can't condemn unless you know.

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ImWithJoe

poor guy picking his nose.....jajaja

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sleeperblues(3-wisonsin)

It looks likes he's adjusting his glasses. Doesn't Trump realize that all these anti-maskers that get sick and die are one less vote for him in November?

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ImWithJoe

soooo many people showed up. dozens at least.

whitehouse official photo

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nickel_kg(6)

loon, I condemn them all. A- as persons of authority they have a responsibility to set a good example, and B- the jury is still out on how long a person's immunity lasts -- so it matters not if they've had the virus or not.

Bozo cowards like these men in uniforms are the reason our communities and economies are in shambles.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Photos above, oh dear.

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elvis

maifleur03

...He may become infected from one of them or not. Please let it be soon ...

Well wishes, huh?


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patriciae_gw(07)

From my point of view it would be good for all of us if Trump gets to experience the virus, sort of like Boris Johnson. He would know it is a bad thing to happen to you and so change his ways. Is that a bad thing? I dont want him to die, just suffer what others go through. Why is that a problem wish? He doesn't care if I get it and die. He does not care.

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Stan Areted

maifleur:

He may become infected from one of them or not. Please let it be soon so he will know what the people who have contracted have gone through.



:(

I hope you did not mean that.

BTW, how are you doing maifleur? I hope you're able to get out a bit.


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Ziemia(6a)

Maybe read here more carefully.

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olychick

In my county, the Sheriff is facing a recall petition because of his statements that he would not enforce the mask order issued by the governor (and out county health department). I'm not sure anyone ever expected to have LE actually criminally enforcing the order, but it seems the Sheriff is in no position to decide and announce what orders and laws he will recognize and enforce.

This is a man who, a few years ago, on vacation in Montana where there are no laws requiring helmets, had an accident on his motorcycle and suffered severe brain trauma - life threatening - because he wasn't wearing a helmet. Anyone in LE for any length of time is going to be exposed to death and injury from motorcycle accidents, and the wisdom of wearing a helmet when riding. But he didn't need no stinkin' helmet. And now he doesn't need no stinkin' mask. I don't think the brain injury was beneficial to his reasoning skills. https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article244573147.html

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NOWAY2Biden

Look at the picture inside the church of the John Lewis funeral. Hardly any masks there and definitely no social distancing in practice.

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NOWAY2Biden

olychick

More Darwin awards on the way.

Does your statement hold true for those attending the John Lewis funeral unmasked and not social distanced? I truly hope none of those fine people get sick.

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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Look at the picture inside the church of the John Lewis funeral. Hardly any masks there and definitely no social distancing in practice.

Could be you and I are looking at different funerals Noway2Biden.

Scroll through the pics from this link. looks like lots of masks in these pics, on everyone no less. even the honor guard wearing a black mask. Also see lots of social distancing inside the church as well

Looks like the only ones not wearing a mask where those speaking at the funeral.

.masks on at John Lewis Funeral

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olychick



Looks like a lot of masks and distancing to me.

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NOWAY2Biden

olychick Here's one example of no social distancing at his service.

Very few masks and again, no social distancing.

Meanwhile, these are the rules for the rest of us:


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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

and you can tell who is and isn't wearing a mask by looking at their backs? Considering many of those pictured where wearing black masks, those would blend in with the picture and be very difficult to see. Those wearing a white mask, well some of them are visible in your second photo, And I do see quite a bit of social distancing as well.

Maybe it's just that some of us have better vision than others, or just refuse to see what is in front of them.

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ohiomom

Love the pic above of the guy sitting alone by the fan .... this group chose not to wear a mask and those officers have families that they will go home to at night.

As far as the funeral, I saw nothing but masks ... if not social distancing.

How bout you (generic you) start going into stores/restaurants/bars without shoes/shirt ... hells bells walk around all day long in public that way.

No no no ... some just gotta be whiney about wearing a mask.

Throw some cheese their way to go with that whine.

Funeral Pics: MASKS

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Nana H

The recommendations are to wear a mask when unable to socially distance. There is no requirement to do both although many do. The family was seated together and they were all wearing masks from what I saw. Non family members were seated socially distanced from each other, and from the family, most wearing masks as well. State guidelines for the numbers allowed at the gathering were adhered to.

The only thing that caught my attention for not being masked and/or socially distanced was the singers behind the speaker's podium. They seemed too close to each other to me but hard to judge from a camera shot.

In the picture above the sheriff's and the "crowd" were neither socially distanced nor masked.


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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Our state is in freefall right now, it seems. Some counties and cities like mine are trying to implement and enforce safety guidelines, but it's not like there are borders between us and the rest of the state.

And we have what looks like a hurricane heading our way.

Heard a pretty good analogy about this ad hoc cluster approach to the pandemic. It's as if, after Pearl Harbor, FDR had said, "This is Hawaii's problem."

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Kitchenwitch111

The Trumpers see no masks worn at John Lewis's funeral when everyone there was wearing one except for those speaking. Same with the protesters. They truly live in an alternate reality.

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terezosa / terriks

And now this Pennsylvania legislator is complaining that people are being mean to the "unmasked community."

🙄🙄🙄

https://www.newsbreak.com/news/1608740416981/pa-legislator-says-the-unmasked-community-faces-harassment-because-people-were-mean-to-him-online

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maddielee

Thank you for that link @ohiomom those are beautiful photos.

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Nana H

Ok...for the technically challenged...how do you embed a picture from the web?

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Bunny

Nana, right click on the picture, save it to your desktop, then upload it as you would any other photo.

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Nana H

Thanks Bunny....thought this was too funny not to share !

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elvis

As far as the funeral, I saw nothing but masks ... if not social distancing.

John Lewis's funeral when everyone there was wearing one except for those speaking.

Maybe it's just that some of us have better vision than others, or just refuse to see what is in front of them.

How about that woman in the first row? Her skin is brown, her mask is white...and dangling under her chin area.

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Nana H

Elvis, it looks to me, although a small image and the background is blurred, that her mask is flesh coloured and over her face. The white is a necklace.

ETA Yes. while the pic is blurred, she is definitely wearing a mask.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/jul/31/obama-bush-and-clinton-speak-at-funeral-for-congressman-john-lewis-video


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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Agreed, Nana - anyone who watched the service could clearly see everyone wearing masks and appropriately spaced.

Anyway - 1 person seated in a pew vs. 9-10 law enforcement officials and the president of the United States presenting an official public announcement?

Great example of grasping at false equivalency.

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barncatz

I'm assuming, as someone else mentioned, that many of the funeral attendees were there with another household member e.g. a spouse. You wouldn't socially distance then.

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Nana H

What are you talking about? All protocols were adhered to . Apparently Trump supporters don't even know what they are.

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cyn427 (z. 7, N. VA)(zone 7, Northern VA)

Nana, the RW is just continuing their divisive mendacity and accusations with no grounding in the truth.

ETA: and heaven forbid that a former president telling the truth be admired. Sheesh.

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cyn427 (z. 7, N. VA)(zone 7, Northern VA)

Also, Stan, I find your comment, "...a corpse that was dragged all over the country and back..." to be highly offensive. John Lewis' casket traveled to places that were honoring him. The only corpses I know of that have been dragged anywhere are those of Black men like James Byrd Jr. who were killed by racist white men. Your comment is appalling and a dog whistle although I suspect you would never admit it.

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Nana H

I get the fact that there is great diversity on political issues and ideology but I sure don't get why some Americans want so desperately to support a politician that they choose him over public health. They claim to be in favour of public safety but apparently health isn't part of the saftey equation for them.

I think a couple are just pulling chains....but that isn't the point. For a country to be divided this way over a serious public health issue killing thousands and thousands is mind boggling to me.

I don't know for sure that masks prevent spread...but I do know most experts think so and that's about all we have so therefore I am willing to err on the side of caution if there is any chance lives will be saved...including mine!

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Kathy

Obama is criticized for not doing enough for blacks but if he speaks up for blacks he is accused of fomenting hate. Which is it?

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elvis

You're right about the blurry photo, nana. It's impossible to determine what's going on there.

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abzzybee(9/10 S. Florida)

It's pointless to wear a mask and not simultaneously also keep a physical distance. Regardless of the recommendations. This virus is contagious respiratory virus and transmission is air borne as well via contaminated surfaces/fomites.

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ubro(2a)

It's pointless to wear a mask and not simultaneously also keep a physical distance.

I disagree.

I do know that when I am out wearing a mask people seem to keep their distance from me. I guess they do not know if I am wearing it because I am infective, or I am afraid.

ETA --- NOWAY2Biden, that picture angle does not show that people wore masks, you do not have to keep 6 feet apart if you are masked.

Here is a better angle, some are 6 feet apart, you also do not have to keep 6 feet apart if you are family members, or members of a bubble. Either way, they were masked so the article you linked to is misleading.


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ohiomom

If anyone bothered to click on Nana's link it is impossible not to see a flesh colored mask, unless half of this woman's face is missing?

Go ask Alice ....

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elvis

I can see it now, ubro. Thanks.

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Barbara Wilson

So enlightening when the rw here show their true colors.


trump virus 🦠

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Barbara Wilson

No way

i don’t know about you but when I attend a funeral I sit with my family members.

You don’t know who those people are and if they are with family, which is highly likely, there is no reason for social distancing from them. And everyone appears to be wearing a mask.


trump virus 🦠

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ohiomom

Obama wore a mask, he removed it to speak and put it back on.

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bob_cville

So NOWAY are you ready to concede that you were wrong yet?


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Nana H

bob , I think the answer is likely NOWAY.

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olychick

So much rw concern over a funeral for a Black man; so little concern for the lives of Black people.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

And now this has come out - not sure if it's true, but the first photo, upper left, is real:

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Nana H

The man's ego is actually very frightening. Crowd size is his number one thing...that is so pathetic.

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Marigold

Carol, Daniel Dale says the pics are not from the White House https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1289929398938869760
So hard to know what is real news and what is not, because it is completely believable

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bob_cville

So NOWAY are you ready to concede that you were wrong yet?

Not anymore than the vast majority of the blinded peeps here.

Dem virus rampant

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Kathy

Trump reality show. Sham of a businessman and sham of a President. Nobody likes him. BooHoo

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olychick

The UN reality show is soon to be cancelled!

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bob_cville

I meant specifically regarding your thoroughly disproven claim that:

> Look at the picture inside the church of the John Lewis funeral. Hardly
any masks there and definitely no social distancing in practice.

Every person in every picture except for the person at the podium IS wearing a mask. So your claim is incorrect. And false. And contradictory to facts.

So NOWAY are you ready to concede that you were wrong yet?

Or are you going to hold fast to your unsupported belief and repeat it again and again despite clear evidence that it is not true?

Asking for a friend.

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Barbara Wilson

Don’t hold your breath Bob. They’ve got nothing but lies and false news. And like their great leader they deny and NEVER apologize.


trump virus 🦠

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