Open Thread | This IS What Republicans Are Doing With Regards to COVID😠

Whole lot of truth in this Twitter thread:

Then they can enjoy unemployment.😠😠

This is how masks help us:

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39 Responses to Open Thread | This IS What Republicans Are Doing With Regards to COVID😠

  1. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 4:53 PM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    Florida & Texas account for nearly 40% of new coronavirus hospitalizations. In central Florida 30 children are hospitalized, 6 in intensive care. In Houston, a health official warns if the surge continues “there’s no way my hospital can handle this”

  2. rikyrah says:


    scott immordino (@ScottImmordino) tweeted at 1:02 AM on Fri, Aug 13, 2021:
    Unconfirmed reports from here in Georgia that President Carter is in hospice care and in his last hours or days. Please pray that he may have a painless and peaceful transition to the God he taught us all to love with justice and with action, and may Jesus welcome him with joy.

  3. rikyrah says:

    The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) tweeted at 5:13 PM on Tue, Aug 10, 2021:
    Global Opinions: Africa’s vaccine shortages and the global apathy about protecting Black lives

  4. rikyrah says:

    Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) tweeted at 11:06 PM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    With the first vaccinations I had to wait behind “essential workers” like bartenders & real estate agents, behind everyone over 65, & was lumped together w people whose health problem was smoking

    This is smarter, bc we’re more likely to be hosts for mutations to new variants

  5. rikyrah says:

    Bianna Golodryga (@biannagolodryga) tweeted at 2:17 PM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    .@Schwarzenegger: “There is a virus here, it kills people. The only way we prevent it is to get vaccinated, wear masks, (etc) and not just think ‘well my freedom is being disturbed here.’ No. Screw your freedom, because with freedom comes obligation and responsibilities.”

  6. rikyrah says:

    Molotovsky 🥀 (@GriffTheImpaler) tweeted at 7:00 PM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    I see a lot of people screaming “Oh Chuck, where you have you been! Don’t you know anything about GOP?!?!”

    Isn’t posturing a big part of politics? When McConnell says “Wow I can’t believe Democrats want to…” we know he’s bluffing. Why do we assume Chuck isn’t doing the same?

  7. rikyrah says:

    The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) tweeted at 6:22 PM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    Pelosi raises salary cap for top congressional staffers, in long-sought move to boost recruitment and retention

  8. rikyrah says:

    World Famous Art Thief (@CalmSporting) tweeted at 9:32 PM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    joe biden is a huge irish catholic old man dork so he will never get credit for the amount of poverty he has alleviated but that’s a thing he did. and i appreciate it.

  9. rikyrah says:

    I hate Summer. Always have. And, the older I get, the more I can’t stand it. 🤨

  10. rikyrah says:

    Why was Maynard out and about, able to set these fires. Someone knew.😒😒

  11. rikyrah says:

    The woman serving the raw meat
    See, if SHE had become dinner, she would be out here whining.
    Tired of these clowns 😡

  12. eliihass says:

    We have more than our own fair share of malevolent crazies in California..

    “…San Francisco officials say they’re trying to identify a woman who was photographed serving raw meat to coyotes.

    San Francisco Animal Care & Control said in a statement Wednesday it’s gotten reports of the animals being fed by a “particularly egregious coyote feeder”, SFGate reported. The agency shared a picture of a woman holding a plate of meat on Bernal Hill in San Francisco.

    “The same person allegedly feeds coyotes in other locations around the city,” the agency said, according to the publication. “If anyone can identify this person, please call Animal Care & Control at 415-554-9400.”

    Feeding coyotes can make them less wary and more likely to look at people as a food source, Virginia Donohue, executive director at San Francisco Animal Care & Control, told KTVU.

    Officials said humans feeding coyotes led to euthanizing one in July after the animal approached toddlers at San Francisco Botanical Garden, according to the station..”

  13. eliihass says:

    “..Arson investigators read tire tracks, planted a vehicle tracking device and traced electronic benefit card transactions and cell phone signals to gather evidence and arrest a 47-year-old college instructor from San Jose on suspicion of setting multiple wildfires near Mount Shasta and the Dixie Fire.

    Gary Stephen Maynard, who taught criminal justice at a number of California colleges including Sonoma State University and Santa Clara University, according to court documents, was arrested on Saturday in Lassen County, near the Conard Fire, which he is suspected of setting.

    He is accused of “willfully setting fire to land owned by or under the jurisdiction of the United States,” according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento..”

    • eliihass says:

      “..Thunderstorms converging Thursday over the burn zone of the Dixie fire added another dangerous element of instability into already treacherous conditions and fueled further growth of the massive fire, officials said.

      With the region engulfed in a drought, “everything is ready to burn,” said Diondray Wiley, a fire behavior analyst for the Dixie fire.

      Meanwhile, drought conditions are fueling other destructive fires throughout the state.

      To the west of the Dixie fire, in Trinity and Shasta counties, a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning in late July when thunderstorms passed through the area have seared roughly 100,000 acres between them.

      The Monument fire had ballooned to 67,190 acres by Thursday and was only 3% contained. The blaze has consumed at least 31 buildings, according to local media reports, and firefighters are actively defending several communities.

      Last week, a former college instructor linked to a rash of arson fires was charged with igniting a blaze on federal forest land, not far from the Dixie fire.

      Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, was charged with willfully starting the Ranch fire, which started Saturday in Lassen National Forest and burned about an acre, according to documents filed in federal court this week.

      Maynard is also suspected in at least six other fires that ignited in the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity National Forests in the last month, court documents show.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) tweeted at 7:38 AM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    It’s not really about mask mandates. It’s about white grievance&resistance to a system they believe they’re losing control of, that they see as increasingly favorable to black&brown ppl at their expense. It’s about clinging to&asserting white supremacy&dominance over this society

  15. rikyrah says:

    MSNBC (@MSNBC) tweeted at 7:02 AM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    “Our governor is traveling across the country raising money for his 2024 bid and risking the lives of not just individuals here in the state, but our children,” Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who is a candidate for governor, said.

  16. rikyrah says:


    Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) tweeted at 6:58 AM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    There should be a term for situations in which people commit so deeply to a disastrous, even evil course of action that they can’t reverse course — sort of Stockholm Syndrome where they’ve taken themselves hostage. That’s where GOP governors are now 1/

  17. rikyrah says:

    delthia ricks 🔬 (@DelthiaRicks) tweeted at 0:27 PM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    Breakthrough infections: Scientific understanding of #DeltaVariant is changing quickly. Here’s what you should know about breakthrough infections & #delta

  18. rikyrah says:

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) tweeted at 6:39 AM on Thu, Aug 12, 2021:
    Morning Consult: Over 60% of voters back mask mandates in restaurants, offices and gyms

    Kaiser: 63% of parents back school mask mandates for unvaxxed kids

    The idea that masks “divide” us is a distortion created by concentrated GOP anti-mask derangement:

  19. rikyrah says:

    Ben Chu (@BenChu_) tweeted at 5:48 AM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    Hadn’t realised the extent to which vaccine hesitancy has been *collapsing* in many countries.

    In France it’s fallen from 60% in January to 20% in July….(from @TheEconomist) 👇…

  20. rikyrah says:

    Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) tweeted at 11:25 AM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn just announced all workers will need to be fully vaccinated by November 1. All new hires will have to show proof of vaccination starting October 4, via @petemuntean.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) tweeted at 4:25 AM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    Covid rage is real. We’ve tried being resilient. We’ve tried having rational conversations with friends and family members about the importance of vaccines and face masks. We are long out of fucks to give. Now what?

  22. rikyrah says:

    Thom Bird, Democracy Worshipper (@ThomboyD) tweeted at 2:56 PM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    You know what I haven’t seen? Masses of Black citizens descending on school boards or lining the streets protesting mask wearing and vaccinations. This seems like a 99.9% whites-only movement.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Spandan @ Reclaim the Fight 🇺🇸 🏳️‍🌈 🇮🇱 (@reclaimthefight) tweeted at 11:42 PM on Tue, Aug 10, 2021:
    Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren aren’t insisting on student debt cancellation in reconciliation. Do you know why?

    Because it was never anything other than a blunt object to beat President Biden with.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Reuters (@Reuters) tweeted at 11:20 AM on Tue, Aug 10, 2021:
    Hospitals in the United States are filling up rapidly as the Delta variant sends COVID-19 cases surging to a six-month high, with the U.S. averaging 100,000 cases for three days in a row

  25. rikyrah says:

    Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) tweeted at 5:08 AM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    INBOX: @POTUS Biden nominates Elizabeth Prelogar as solicitor general — his administration’s top lawyer to the U.S. Supreme Court. She served on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and clerked for then-Judge Merrick Garland and SCOTUS justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Elena Kagan.

  26. rikyrah says:

    CNN (@CNN) tweeted at 0:31 AM on Wed, Aug 11, 2021:
    Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will become governor of New York after Andrew Cuomo announced he will resign in two weeks following the state attorney general’s investigation that found he sexually harassed multiple women. She’ll be the state’s first female governor

  27. rikyrah says: (@MeidasTouch) tweeted at 7:22 PM on Tue, Aug 10, 2021:
    Californians must vote NO in the California recall or the state will be taken over by MAGA radical Larry Elder. Lives are at stake. The Senate could be at stake. Tell everyone you know to take this threat seriously!

  28. rikyrah says:

    Linsey Marr (@linseymarr) tweeted at 7:04 PM on Tue, Aug 10, 2021:
    We Studied One Million Students. This Is What We Learned About Masking. Vaccination is best, universal masking is a close 2nd. Of 40,000 exposed in schools, only 363 cases. “We believe this low rate of transmission occurred because of [universal masking].”

  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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