Politics of covid-19

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 16, 2020 12:51 PM
posted by QuakerOats

I’ll get you a ladder next time.

 

I'll need more than a ladder to have my head that far into the clouds.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 20, 2020 3:02 PM

https://www.foxnews.com/health/cdc-now-says-coronavirus-does-not-spread-easily-via-contaminated-surfaces

 

Bureaucrats have been wrong about every step of the way.

Over 2,000,000 are going to die // 200,000 are going to die

Don’t wear masks // wear masks

Virus spreads from touching surfaces // virus does not spread from surfaces

Keep Wal-Mart open where thousands gather // close barber shops with 5 people

BIG government at its finest.

How much longer are you going to listen to bureaucratic ‘experts’?  These are the same people wanting to scare you into giving them more control over you via climate change and the environment and universal health insurance.  

Stop the madness.

 

Rotinaj Senior Member
7,878 posts 49 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 22, 2020 10:12 AM

I mean, I guess technically you can say they were wrong. I don't really consider changing your position when new facts are obtained to be a bad trait though.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 91 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 22, 2020 10:30 AM
posted by Rotinaj

...I don't really consider changing your position when new facts are obtained to be a bad trait though.

But you'd be a terrible politician....

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 23 reps Joined Oct 2010
Fri, May 22, 2020 10:40 AM
posted by Rotinaj

I mean, I guess technically you can say they were wrong. I don't really consider changing your position when new facts are obtained to be a bad trait though.

Ignore people saying "they were wrong from the beginning".  The fact is NO ONE knew what this thing was going to be. People who were responsible for making decisions that had lives and health on the line did the best they could with the incomplete information that was available at the time. When faced with a potentially deadly health crisis, you error on the side of caution. As more and more information based on newer facts becomes available, you then reassess and adjust. 

 

Hindsight is easy for everything and is not helpful. WW2 was filled with allied choices that hindsight suggests were wrong and based upon faulty estimates. But guess what, they weren't bad decisions. They were the best that could be made in real time with what wasavailable. The same principle applies here. Now that we know what we know, how do we best move forward. 

 

 

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 53 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 22, 2020 2:11 PM

Obviously many people tried to make the best of a situation that had many unknowns.  We get that.  What is remarkable though, is that the bureaucrats and ‘scientists’ were sooooo wrong, in some instances, completely.  And the guidelines that resulted therefrom were then subsequently incorrect, in a rather disastrous magnitude.

 

Rotinaj Senior Member
7,878 posts 49 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 22, 2020 2:25 PM

Trump demanding churches be opened. I know they can't stay closed forever but is there a worse place to be right now than a packed church? Not sure how social distancing is even possible. 

majorspark Senior Member
5,459 posts 28 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 22, 2020 2:48 PM
posted by Rotinaj

Trump demanding churches be opened. I know they can't stay closed forever but is there a worse place to be right now than a packed church? Not sure how social distancing is even possible. 

Two services.  Or one service with half watching from home and alternate.  They only meet once a week.

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 8 reps Joined Jul 2013
Fri, May 22, 2020 2:55 PM
posted by Rotinaj

Trump demanding churches be opened. I know they can't stay closed forever but is there a worse place to be right now than a packed church? Not sure how social distancing is even possible. 

Churches closed.....but banquet halls open up to 300 people .....GTFOH with that.  The war on religion by the left.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 91 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 22, 2020 5:44 PM
posted by Spock

Churches closed.....but banquet halls open up to 300 people .....GTFOH with that.  The war on religion by the left.

Planned Parenthood is shutdown and denied stimulus funds, so it looks like God is breaking even....

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 79 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 23, 2020 6:47 AM
posted by gut

Planned Parenthood is shutdown and denied stimulus funds, so it looks like God is breaking even....

You can’t be denied something you weren’t eligible for in the first place.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 308 reps Joined Apr 2010
Sun, May 24, 2020 6:01 AM
posted by gut

Planned Parenthood is shutdown and denied stimulus funds, so it looks like God is breaking even....

They should receive 0 government aid.  They do fine without tax dollars. When an org/business/etc is donating millions of dollars to support campaigns of a political party, they do not need federal (or state) assistance.  This goes for any org receiving government aid.

It's crazy to me how most people are ok with this or don't give a shit.  

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, May 27, 2020 11:39 AM
posted by Rotinaj

Trump demanding churches be opened. I know they can't stay closed forever but is there a worse place to be right now than a packed church? Not sure how social distancing is even possible. 

It honestly blows my mind that people get so pissed off about not being able to meet at a church building.  Split up and meet in homes, like the early church did.  It'll be an exercise in reliving church during the Roman Empire.

Having said that, I oppose force, so people should be allowed to use the buildings if they choose to.
 

posted by like_that

They should receive 0 government aid.  They do fine without tax dollars. When an org/business/etc is donating millions of dollars to support campaigns of a political party, they do not need federal (or state) assistance.  This goes for any org receiving government aid.

It's crazy to me how most people are ok with this or don't give a shit.  

Yeah, I don't really get why people are okay with any organization which still charges patrons receiving federal or state aid while donating to political parties.

Then again, I think the same can probably be said of companies with government contracts.

 

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 8 reps Joined Jul 2013
Wed, May 27, 2020 12:05 PM

Just do a wedding ceremony every Sunday and you can have 300 people at your church

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