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New Yorkers irked to feel unwelcome
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/28/2020 12:41:02 PM

Many New Yorkers say they are miffed at being treated as the poster children of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, unwelcome in some states even if they are symptom-free. This week, Rhode Island, Florida and West Virginia appeared to roll up the welcome mats to residents of the Empire State. Rhode Island went as far as to post state troopers at its border to stop cars with New York license plates, requiring occupants to go into quarantine if they intend to stay. "How is this fair?" said Michelle Chu, 44, a graphics producer who lives Manhattan. "I mean, this thing is


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SavageRider 3/28/2020 12:51:15 PM (No. 360932)
How is it fair to take your asymptomatic maybe virus carrying self outside of NY?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet 3/28/2020 12:54:20 PM (No. 360936)
My sympathy meter is reading "0".
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DARling 3/28/2020 12:56:37 PM (No. 360940)
New York. The new Wuhan. Maybe in the future they will be a bit more humble and stop acting like flyover country dwellers are ignorant rubes who need to be educated by their betters from New York City, Boston and Chicago.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: rochow 3/28/2020 1:00:47 PM (No. 360945)
Typical for NY'ers! Whining! They usually look down their noses at the bridge and tunnel crowd but when the shoe is on the other foot they can't begin to comprehend! Furthermore they probably have the attitude that the people they might be infecting should be grateful that they have condescended to seek refuge in their 'little' state! Remember your messiah the community punk used to call these states 'fly over country'! So, just keep on moving!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41 3/28/2020 1:05:31 PM (No. 360950)
I know we've all felt welcome when we've traveled to New York City. /s
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Shells 3/28/2020 1:13:21 PM (No. 360958)
They’re not really welcomed anywhere under the best of circumstances. And their attitudes right now are revealing why that is the case.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilarrbie 3/28/2020 1:14:41 PM (No. 360960)
When a population at large begins to feel threatened from another population, it's first instinct is to pull the welcome mat from the perceived threat. It's like that with our borders too. And fleeing their own threats is what spurs population migration. So, kinda a big catch-22.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: excalgalcg 3/28/2020 1:14:57 PM (No. 360961)
One of my grandsons lives in NYC and his boss told them to go home 3 weeks ago. He decided to come home to ME, while the other one couldn’t return to Boston but was quarantined. All is well but a mom and a dad now have a houseful. We are glad they are here and free of anything. Don’t those wanting to leave have families? I don’t blame the states for having a strict rule about non-residents trying to get away.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 3/28/2020 1:17:14 PM (No. 360965)
IME, New Yorkers tend to be particularly rude, loud, pushy, entitled people. They drive that way, they seem to act that way pretty much all the time. THAT makes them fairly unwelcome in the south and midwest....way before this Wuhan flu thing.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/28/2020 1:26:47 PM (No. 360983)
Hey, youse guys would be welcomed in more places if youse would take on a little "altitude" adjustment.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/28/2020 1:31:41 PM (No. 360991)
Trust me New Yorkers. It's not about the virus.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: BirdsNest 3/28/2020 1:35:02 PM (No. 360996)
When all this started I wanted the Va Md Rt.13 access to the Shore locked down. And on the other side to limit access from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Loads of out of state cars have passed through here. Some are staying in motels. Most are passing through. A friend in Pa. near the Poconos said the little town close to her is jammed with NY NJ cars, fleeing their state and occupying that town where many have summer homes. These people are buying up everything they see in the grocery stores, the people who live there all the time are left with little.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Vesicant 3/28/2020 1:39:00 PM (No. 361001)
Of course the first person they quote is Chu-nese.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/28/2020 1:46:08 PM (No. 361009)
Florida is now banning Louisiana residents and I say, so what. We're not all from New Orleans, just like everyone from New York is not from NYC. We're not all a danger, but why take chances. Err on the side of safety. It's a safety precaution, and it could also be a way to stop the stupidest bunch of college students in history from going to the beaches for spring break.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bgarrett 3/28/2020 1:56:24 PM (No. 361021)
We dont wantn yakee New Yorkers down South either
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bgarrett 3/28/2020 2:00:14 PM (No. 361028)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: govlawyer 3/28/2020 2:01:10 PM (No. 361029)
Not all of us on the Island are giddy over the invasion that we sustained a couple of weeks ago when our "summer complaints" started 3 months early; we found our supermarkets stripped bare by the Manhattanites or their illegal alien (how un PC like of me....their undocumented refugee ) housekeepers and landscapers stocking their bosses' larders. Now we are a hotspot in our own right, and they act like we should be grateful for their presence. Having experienced the invasion for the past 25 years, all I can say is, "Summer people, summer not". They are nothing but a plague of locusts; pity we can't spray something on 'em.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 3/28/2020 2:06:39 PM (No. 361039)
YO! Thank your mayor And your governor Youse guys oughtta not vote for dem!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/28/2020 2:09:23 PM (No. 361045)
I wonder if we are not all going to be looked upon as an infectious disease, and people will stay back 6 feet, even after this is over.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LeeBertie 3/28/2020 2:27:43 PM (No. 361063)
Sorry dudes and dudettes but you ARE the poster children of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Go home. STAY HOME!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: doctorfixit 3/28/2020 2:46:24 PM (No. 361084)
They vote for people like deBlasio, Gillibrand and Cuomo. Not to be trusted. They already kicked out all the conservatives. Make them go back.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/28/2020 2:47:12 PM (No. 361085)
Irony: democrat sanctuary states welcoming illegal aliens with open arms, while driving away Americans from other American states. Do democrats not look in the mirror every now and then?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/28/2020 3:05:39 PM (No. 361100)
What is it about "stay at home" people in NYC don't get? As has been stated, maybe living in an over densely populated city with few means of shopping for essentials and transportation other than those that do involve crowds is not such a great idea for human beings. I know, I know... "but it's a great city and the vibe is so cool and we have everything here"... until it isn't cool and you have a virus rampaging through the city like wildfire. But I know they won't learn a damn thing from this, they never do.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/28/2020 3:06:24 PM (No. 361101)
We all saw what the New Yawkers did to the permanent population of the Hamptons..
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Reply 25 - Posted by: kewmac 3/28/2020 3:18:38 PM (No. 361107)
Here in Wisconsin, we feel the same about the invaders from Illinois, specifically from the greater Chicago metropolis.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter 3/28/2020 3:39:14 PM (No. 361117)
We never get to find out HALF what goes on in the cable news’ favorite city - New York. Many NY elites left for the Hamptons after being told they should stay in place. They spread potential contagion on purpose where locals said they bullied local bar owners and watering holes to open up. What social distancing? News networks never really do in depth reporting of NYC bad behavior. They never covered the half of it post 9/11 either. No sympathy here.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Strike3 3/28/2020 4:48:14 PM (No. 361146)
New Yorkers are always irked about something - except for their stupid, bloviating Mayor and their Syndicate-connected Governor. In a place that sucks that badly how could you ever be in a good mood?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Philipsonh 3/28/2020 4:53:50 PM (No. 361151)
Reply 21- the THEY is people from Westchester County, through NYC, to Long Island; These elected officials would never be in power if only votes from 'UpState NYS were counted' because we are not stupid lemmings looking for handouts from Socialists.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Strike3 3/28/2020 4:54:15 PM (No. 361152)
FYI: Yankee is spelled with a capital "Y."
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Scribelus 3/28/2020 5:00:55 PM (No. 361158)
As I recall, Typhoid Mary was a cook from New York. She died while under quarantine.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: red1066 3/28/2020 5:48:20 PM (No. 361175)
Don't blame it on the virus. New York residents were unwelcome before that.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Omen55 3/28/2020 6:50:09 PM (No. 361208)
Having left NY 27 yrs ago & now in a Red State I would be on the border to keep dem out! What you carry kills Freedom.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: chumley 3/28/2020 9:04:36 PM (No. 361251)
When I see a New York license plate in my little nothing Appalachian area, I wonder who is about to get mugged, and I hope they don't speak to me so I don't have to decide if its a threat or not. Everything they say sounds like a threat. And this was all long before any virus.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/28/2020 10:09:11 PM (No. 361283)
Who cares? The nation doesn't revolve around your state NY. There are 48 other states even more important if you exclude Cali. We do not want your infection NY. Keep it at home.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/28/2020 10:43:02 PM (No. 361299)
I'm in Texas... we'd like to send your migrated New Yorkers back to you.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/29/2020 12:09:12 AM (No. 361336)
"How is it fair" that you bring your attitude and sickness to our states ? Bad enough you move here and vote Democrat. Next word from you will be my other least favorite word "demand" And no, it isn't everywhere. That is until you show up sick.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: DVC 3/29/2020 1:07:43 AM (No. 361371)
Betsy says, "It’s insulting to say that we - just because we happen to live here - are likely to be carriers." she said. “We are not contaminated." Really? Actually, you ARE very likely to be contaminated. NYC and surrounding counties has something like 50%+ of all the cases in the entire country. THAT is contaminated, until proven otherwise.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Trigger2 3/29/2020 1:38:56 AM (No. 361381)
Suck it up cupcakes. You voted for Cuomo; now you have to live with the way he spread that CV. Has he stopped the foreign planes? No. He's still touting free roaming.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Winstonian 3/29/2020 9:42:32 AM (No. 361591)
FTA: "How is this fair?" said Michelle Chu, 44, a graphics producer who lives Manhattan. "I mean, this thing is already everywhere.” Because of stupid statements like this that’s why. She forgot to add “what difference, at this point does it make”.
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