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3 minutes ago, Bartles said:

Some great lines in there but it absolutely fucking matters who wins a bunch of elections in November

It matters in lots of ways, but imagine if Covid had hit under Obama: the anti-maskers would have been Resisting The Imposition of Sharia Law or some shit. They'll use some other angle against Biden. Ain't nobody gonna change until they lose a shitload of their own money. Or maybe if Trump wins, gets it, and pukes his own guts out during a rally.

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2 hours ago, HenryJames said:

 

Oh good, Dr. Birx is part of the traveling re-election roadshow now.  That’s nice.

In a past life, Dr. Birx probably helped create the plan to give Native Americans colorful scarves infected with smallpox. 

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Texas waited until the ICUs filled up before taking action.  Not even NYC did that shit.  I am so sorry Texas but the next month is going to be brutal.

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God damnit, Hugo. Ya'll had Mardi Gras despite everyone else in the world knowing it was a terrible idea, and four weeks later every bar in the city was packed on St. Patrick's day with people laughing and thumbing their noses at the virus. Nobody in Austin was out on St. Patrick's day because our bars were closed. 

Texas has handled it poorly but so did Louisiana. And you guys are spiking too. Fuck outta here with that.

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22 minutes ago, Hugo Stiglitz said:

Texas waited until the ICUs filled up before taking action.  Not even NYC did that shit.  I am so sorry Texas but the next month is going to be brutal.

 

15 minutes ago, BradInATX said:

God damnit, Hugo. Ya'll had Mardi Gras despite everyone else in the world knowing it was a terrible idea, and four weeks later every bar in the city was packed on St. Patrick's day with people laughing and thumbing their noses at the virus. Nobody in Austin was out on St. Patrick's day because our bars were closed. 

Texas has handled it poorly but so did Louisiana. And you guys are spiking too. Fuck outta here with that.

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3 hours ago, RDCanecutter said:

......We now avoid the grocery store one block away for ones that make an effort. Hell, we might become Chinamen because those dudes at the Asian market at least can slap on a mask without it meaning that they hate the Baby Jesus' Gun. I started ordering shit online all the time like some broke-dick HOA-dweller because, even.....

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 6:41 AM, washparkhorn said:

It depends on how you define: "well-educated"

These are the same Texans who chortle at liberal arts degrees. They have no idea how to identify systemic issues in governance.

I graduated from UT with a liberal arts degree. Let’s be honest, the chortle is deserved.

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19 minutes ago, BradInATX said:

God damnit, Hugo. Ya'll had Mardi Gras despite everyone else in the world knowing it was a terrible idea, and four weeks later every bar in the city was packed on St. Patrick's day with people laughing and thumbing their noses at the virus. Nobody in Austin was out on St. Patrick's day because our bars were closed. 

Texas has handled it poorly but so did Louisiana. And you guys are spiking too. Fuck outta here with that.

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It would probably be rude to say that our President was repeatedly saying there. is nothing at all to worry about in this timeframe.  So it's sort of hard to blame New Orleans in the same way .  As New Orleans is actually doing contact tracing, and taking your name if you go to a restaurant, and they absolutely saw a shit ton of cases early.  

Texas reopened KNOWING THE RISKS, much more than New Orleans did during Mardi Gras.  Though the President was saying "all is well, please reopen quickly because it's my only hope for reelection."  We shit the bed, for one reason- Governor's like Abbott parroted the Trump rejection of masks.  Thus insuring spread, that was easily preventable.  In essence we did not take the virus seriously, when we knew it was serious... because of Presidential politics primarily.

I wish this wasn't true, be nearly every Republican led state put politics ahead of science.  Urban areas and poor folks are still gonna take the brunt of the blow.  But there are going to be a LOT of dead Texas older white rural folks on the slabs starting in late July and August. This is the spike just the natural progression of a virus when leaders simply prefer to bend to politics rather than science.

 

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5 minutes ago, horn4life said:

It would probably be rude to say that our President was repeatedly saying there. is nothing at all to worry about in this timeframe.  So it's sort of hard to blame New Orleans in the same way .  As New Orleans is actually doing contact tracing, and taking your name if you go to a restaurant, and they absolutely saw a shit ton of cases early.  

Texas reopened KNOWING THE RISKS, much more than New Orleans did during Mardi Gras.  Though the President was saying "all is well, please reopen quickly because it's my only hope for reelection."  We shit the bed, for one reason- Governor's like Abbott parroted the Trump rejection of masks.  Thus insuring spread, that was easily preventable.  In essence we did not take the virus seriously, when we knew it was serious... because of Presidential politics primarily.

I wish this wasn't true, be nearly every Republican led state put politics ahead of science.  Urban areas and poor folks are still gonna take the brunt of the blow.  But there are going to be a LOT of dead Texas older white rural folks on the slabs starting in late July and August. This is the spike just the natural progression of a virus when leaders simply prefer to bend to politics rather than science.

 

 

New Orleans had bars open in the middle of the initial spike, full well knowing the dangers. Long after Texas and most states had closed theirs.

I'm not at all being an apologist for Abbott. He is terrible and I've made my thoughts known about him here before. But Louisiana is the poster child for "how not to handle Covid". For all of the teeth-gnashing about NYC, Louisiana had bars 100% open for business on St. Patrick's Day, a full month into the pandemic. They may be the worst state in the country in terms of how they've handled the virus. Glass houses.

And NOLA is my favorite city in the world. I'm by no means a Louisiana hater. 

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Just in case you were worried about ICU capacity in Houston the Governor has helped alleviate the concerns. The hospital Systems for some mysterious reason now are not reporting the factual information. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-hospitals-hit-100-base-ICU-capacity-15372256.php

I guess it you don't count things and make things public you can pretend almost anything.  

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Friday morning, 24 hours after the four CEOs’ press conference, the TMC released no new data. After reporting 17 charts and graphs on most days for three months, the organization did not post from Thursday morning until Saturday at about 9 p.m.

When the charts re-appeared, eight of the 17 original slides had been deleted — including any reference to hospital capacity or projections of future capacity — and the lone remaining slide referencing the risks associated with shrinking capacity had been altered.

 

An “early warning” chart on Thursday reported base ICU capacity had reached 100 percent, and was marked with a red dot signifying a “warning.” On Saturday, the same chart no longer discussed ICU capacity but instead intensive care “census growth,” and was marked with an orange dot signifying “moderate concern.”

 

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2 hours ago, Hugo Stiglitz said:

Texas waited until the ICUs filled up before taking action.  Not even NYC did that shit.  I am so sorry Texas but the next month is going to be brutal.

TX vs LA talk not going away because we're not getting Texas vs LSU this year aside...

This is what scares me, honestly. Maybe the fact that the reported cases seem to be more among young people, the impact on hospitals won't be as severe as it was in NYC. But also, who knows given the limited extent of testing. The fact is people are still going to indoor, sit down restaurants right now as hospitals are getting stretched thin. We could weld everyone in their homes tonight and we'd still be seeing higher counts of new cases for a week or two. I don't know how this doesn't end with hospitals past capacity.

That was the one thing we all agreed was the thing we absolutely had to avoid and we're going to fuck it up because of state leadership's fealty to Trump. God damn.

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3 hours ago, BradInATX said:

 

New Orleans had bars open in the middle of the initial spike, full well knowing the dangers. Long after Texas and most states had closed theirs.

I'm not at all being an apologist for Abbott. He is terrible and I've made my thoughts known about him here before. But Louisiana is the poster child for "how not to handle Covid". For all of the teeth-gnashing about NYC, Louisiana had bars 100% open for business on St. Patrick's Day, a full month into the pandemic. They may be the worst state in the country in terms of how they've handled the virus. Glass houses.

And NOLA is my favorite city in the world. I'm by no means a Louisiana hater. 

This take is wrong.   On March 17th all casinos, video poker establishments, movie theaters, bars, bowling alleys, and fitness centers and gyms, statewide, had been ordered to cease operations completely by the Governor.   Did someone violate the  law?  I'm sure.  I have an idiot friend who was at a block party.   But it is simply false to say that we were 100% open for business on St. Patrick's Day and after.   True, we have a Democrat who does not have to suck Trump dick to avoid a primary, so we have more leeway than the Texas political brain trust.  The worst state in the country in terms of how they've handled the virus?   Shit - I want what you're smoking.   You must not watch Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia or Florida   Or Texas.

Enjoy Abbott and Ghomert.    It's like your life depended on it.

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3 hours ago, Hugo Stiglitz said:

Texas waited until the ICUs filled up before taking action.  Not even NYC did that shit.  I am so sorry Texas but the next month is going to be brutal.

Abbott certainly won't be holding his head high. 

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My mom just told me it was reported in San Antonio that most of the people on ventilators are 20-30 years old and that almost ICU beds are taken. Scary shit. 

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3 hours ago, BradInATX said:

God damnit, Hugo. Ya'll had Mardi Gras despite everyone else in the world knowing it was a terrible idea, and four weeks later every bar in the city was packed on St. Patrick's day with people laughing and thumbing their noses at the virus. Nobody in Austin was out on St. Patrick's day because our bars were closed. 

Texas has handled it poorly but so did Louisiana. And you guys are spiking too. Fuck outta here with that.

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Out side of that cruise ship Trump did not want to take, the US had a total of 14 cases on Mardi Gras Tuesday.     Yeah, it was so fucking clear in the two weeks run up to Feb 25 that Covid was gonna be as big as it is.

"Every bar in the city was packed on St. Patrick's day."  There you  go again.    Every St Paddy's day parade was cancelled. Every St Joseph's day parade was cancelled  Every block party at the usual places was cancelled.   Did idiots get together and drink?  Yes.   Was it legal to go to a bar on the 17th of March?  No.   What the news kept showing was the large crowd at Tracey's the Saturday before the 17th.   Tracey's is typically a part of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade and Block Party.  The NOPD broke it up, btw. 

We are talking about governmental actions, not mouth breathers ignoring that action.

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19 hours ago, Patrick Bateman said:

I mean...... 

 

He should also pledge to inject himself with Clorox when he catches it.  It is time to take a stand for what's right, Louie.  No half measures.

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9 hours ago, Gatorubet said:

Out side of that cruise ship Trump did not want to take, the US had a total of 14 cases on Mardi Gras Tuesday.     Yeah, it was so fucking clear in the two weeks run up to Feb 25 that Covid was gonna be as big as it is.

"Every bar in the city was packed on St. Patrick's day."  There you  go again.    Every St Paddy's day parade was cancelled. Every St Joseph's day parade was cancelled  Every block party at the usual places was cancelled.   Did idiots get together and drink?  Yes.   Was it legal to go to a bar on the 17th of March?  No.   What the news kept showing was the large crowd at Tracey's the Saturday before the 17th.   Tracey's is typically a part of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade and Block Party.  The NOPD broke it up, btw. 

We are talking about governmental actions, not mouth breathers ignoring that action.

 

I had pictures texted to me from St. Patrick's day block parties in front of bars with people holding cups bearing the bars' branding. Two different places. 

I suppose the virus just somehow magically materialized in New Orleans citizens in rapidly increasing fashion leading to probably the 2nd biggest early spike in the country as they were all safely sitting on their couches at home?

Or maybe it was all of the block parties, bars defying orders (and not being enforced), and crawfish boils that people in Louisiana were having (laissez les bon temps rouler!) while everyone in Texas was sitting at home watching Netflix. 

If there is one state that doesn't get to point fingers at Texas, it's Louisiana. 

 

You should make sure your own house is in order before you go talking shit about other states:

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I'm not a rocket surgeon but I think 20 is higher than 18

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2 hours ago, BradInATX said:

 

I had pictures texted to me from St. Patrick's day block parties in front of bars with people holding cups bearing the bars' branding. Two different places. 

I suppose the virus just somehow magically materialized in New Orleans citizens in rapidly increasing fashion leading to probably the 2nd biggest early spike in the country as they were all safely sitting on their couches at home?

Or maybe it was all of the block parties, bars defying orders (and not being enforced), and crawfish boils that people in Louisiana were having (laissez les bon temps rouler!) while everyone in Texas was sitting at home watching Netflix. 

If there is one state that doesn't get to point fingers at Texas, it's Louisiana. 

 

You should make sure your own house is in order before you go talking shit about other states:

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Yeah but they have an excuse. They're Louisiana. This is what's expected of them. 

Texas should be better than this. But in the end Texas just has way too big a population of racist ignorant fuckheads. 

 

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My son attended a wedding for my Ex's family in suburban Houston. Surely they are taking this seriously?

A quick search through Facebook.

Indoor reception with the full dinner and dancing and people from all over the state. People in their 80s with plenty of comorbities. And tons of recent posts by attendees from inside resturants, the gym, and multiple parties with no social distancing. Oh and a post less than a week ago of Dan Crenshaw saying it's all a democrat hoax to hurt Greg Abbot.

Look forward to seeing my kid again in 14 days. Idiots.

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3 hours ago, Nivek said:


A little racist

 

When I put that in I had not read the previous page and seen that the thread was threatening to turn into a State vs State showdown.  I get it, but hopefully we all agree that if we had competent (and non-criminal) national leadership that the conversation would not be about a state to state comparison.

 

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7 hours ago, BradInATX said:

I'm not a rocket surgeon but I think 20 is higher than 18

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WTF Arizona?  Did ASU students have Covid orgies or something?  

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2 minutes ago, longhornmatt said:

WTF Arizona?  Did ASU students have Covid orgies or something?  

And if they did, post the fucking pics. 

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7 hours ago, BradInATX said:

while everyone in Texas was sitting at home watching Netflix.

 

 

 

To be fair Dallas and Harris county shut down bars 3/16, Austin on 3/17 (but at noon it looks like it not at midnight) and the rest of the state followed by end of week. 
 

We weren’t that far in front of having it and in Dallas at least the big celebration was the weekend before and people definitely went out for that. 
 

But I agree FTS.

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48 new hospitalizations in Austin today which is an oddly ho-hum number considering last Monday had 21. 

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20 minutes ago, BradInATX said:

48 new hospitalizations in Austin today which is an oddly ho-hum number considering last Monday had 21. 

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26 minutes ago, BradInATX said:

48 new hospitalizations in Austin today which is an oddly ho-hum number considering last Monday had 21. 

4 new deaths. Could be an indication of what is coming in the next month. Texas GOPers were so fucking stupid for bragging on the lack of deaths as new cases began to surge.

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14 minutes ago, Beau Vine said:

 

Buddy of ours owns Pour Behavior. Pretty disappointed in him but his FB profile is exactly what you would expect out of someone who would do this(the Asian version).

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3 hours ago, Pig Bellmont said:

Texas DHS: Don’t worry Houston, there’s some ICU beds in Longview or Dallas
 

 

 

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10 hours ago, BradInATX said:

I'm not a rocket surgeon but I think 20 is higher than 18

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This is a really stupid pissing contest.

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This is a really stupid pissing contest.

What kinda pissing contest isn’t stupid?

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15 minutes ago, troph said:


What kinda pissing contest isn’t stupid?

Is there a fireplace involved?

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18 minutes ago, troph said:


What kinda pissing contest isn’t stupid?

It depends on how pretty the dicks are and whether they stay out once the pissing is over. 

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It depends on how pretty the dicks are and whether they stay out once the pissing is over. 

Fair point.

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Just takes more agility now, amiright?

Haven’t tried, but I bet I could sell it on a porno site if I did.

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3 hours ago, wildcat09 said:

This is a really stupid pissing contest.

sure seems like more of a tard off to me. but hey, get some chromo if ya can

ya'll be safe now. this shit is getting out of hand

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12 minutes ago, DefinitelyNotHollywoodColt said:

We are in a simulation. There’s simply no other explanation to this insanity.

i think we should be cheering this on. seems like a direct hit IMO

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