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If Masks Work, Why Don’t They WORK?

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 9/14/2020 5:30:10 AM

I’m not anti-mask, per se. There, I said it. If you’ve been reading my rants, er, columns on the topic these past few months, you might get another idea though, and I understand that. It certainly SEEMS like I’m anti-mask, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that was the case. That doesn’t mean that I like wearing them, of course. They’re uncomfortable and stifling and, frankly, disgusting. Even so, I WOULD wear them, when necessary, if the arguments the mask-proponents used to con almost the entire world into accepting and even mandating the practice were actually, well, true. Ah, but there’s the rub, right?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 9/14/2020 5:47:11 AM (No. 540137)
If you have ever sanded drywall with a mask on, you know how ineffective a mask is... Wearing masks is more about controlling the masses than anything else...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 9/14/2020 5:53:38 AM (No. 540139)
Masks are a lie and an indignity. Still, they give opportunity for the sanctimonious to show us what responsible, caring people they are. Some days I don't think I can tolerate it much longer.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer 9/14/2020 6:26:34 AM (No. 540158)
Masks are a badge of honor for those without honor, a slave collar for the proletariat. CV19 is the biggest hoax since Y2K
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Reply 4 - Posted by: PenelopeSilk 9/14/2020 6:55:24 AM (No. 540174)
Every place I go where masks are required they wear them under their nose or even over their chin. Might as well wear the mask over their eyes like the Lone Ranger. If your mask works for you, then why do I need to wear one?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum 9/14/2020 6:56:42 AM (No. 540176)
Masks in my opinion are a symbol of submission. It disgusts me to go out and see everyone masked up, even children. I cannot believe this is happening in this country. Clearly, if the powers that be wanted to test us to see how we would comply or who would comply, they have succeeded. Sadly, we have become like sheep. The only remedy as I see it is to defy them because they have no intention of lifting the order anytime soon. Their orders are capricious and apparently apply to some and not others. I know I have had enough. Prove to me their efficacy. I don’t want speculation. I want real scientific proof. They cannot provide that because it doesn’t exist. This is a psychological experiment to see how far they can go.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rock 9/14/2020 7:12:18 AM (No. 540188)
Masks make the otherwise uncharitable feel charitable. "See, I'm making a donation to society". Sanctimonious non-sense. The whole thing is an armband to the movement.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 9/14/2020 7:14:20 AM (No. 540192)
Masks have become a money making racket so I don’t expect that they will disappear any time soon. I was in a clothing shop last week and the company was selling masks made from their signature fabrics for $45 each. Insane! Our leftist mayor requires that we wear them when downtown, even if walking down the street alone. Last week a policeman stopped me and told me to put mine on. I did, but I took it off as soon as he walked away. Most people on the street were not wearing them and I wondered if that’s all he did all day - pester people about their masks.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MOBeef4u 9/14/2020 7:27:38 AM (No. 540199)
We had to go to Springfield, MO yesterday which has a citywide mask mandate. Hubbie decided he wanted to make a statement with his mask so we just printed 24601 on the front. For those of you in Rio Linda that was Jean Valjean’s prisoner number in Les Miz. I think we are all feeling like we’ve been unjustly imprisoned at this point. I have seen very few examples of mask wearing done correctly. So what’s the point? So much of what we’ve been subjected to is just making stuff up and hoping it works. That’s NOT science.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: nosillod 9/14/2020 7:33:56 AM (No. 540204)
I don't generally wear a mask. I do however wear it to church because there are people who won't come to services if people aren't wearing a mask. I wear the mask to make those people feel comfortable about coming to services. Otherwise I see no purpose for wearing them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Calvinesq 9/14/2020 7:34:33 AM (No. 540205)
But, but, Nancy Pelosi looks better in a mask, although a muzzle would be more effective.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/14/2020 7:36:09 AM (No. 540207)
You must show your submission to your superiors in the government by wearing a mask. It is telling and disappointing that the churches have almost completely submitted to the government. See Acts chapter 5.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena 9/14/2020 8:18:25 AM (No. 540237)
It's not just the government. Office buildings, stores, restaurants and the building I live in are all requiring masks. I don't wear a mask outdoors. And I really don't appreciate it when some busybody tells me I'm not wearing a mask.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: BarryNo 9/14/2020 8:37:10 AM (No. 540252)
Masks are good for limiting the spread of disease from a sick person, IF, they are adequately constructed. But this nonsense? Bah! Anything and everything is used as a mask and they're WORTHLESS! I've seen some video of them that seems to indicate they can actually worsen the spread of a cough or a sneeze. They certainly don't stop you from being infected. That's mostly through the moist eyes. I blame the democrats for the panic and spread of COVID and the overreaction that harmed our country. They did this to attempt to get "Orange Man Bad" again. It's like using a shotgun to swat at flies. Wrong tool and too much overkill. And they have yet to even inconvenience the fly. Reminds me of the old cartoons where the homeowner goes from a flyswatter to an antiaircraft gun in their attempts to eliminate a pesky fly. Finally, their house is in ruins and that damn fly comes buzzing back to land on their nose... Stupid, contemptible Democrats.and their Never-Trumper allies...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Judy W. 9/14/2020 8:40:30 AM (No. 540254)
Hit the link this piece provides to a really informative article by Daniel Horowitz at the Blaze -- https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-lied-to-dramatically-about-masks. Its subhead is "What did the scientific literature say before the issue became political?"
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Catfur27 9/14/2020 8:45:54 AM (No. 540259)
...the sheep continue to wear their flimsy cloth bandanas, cleverly re-cycled KISS tee-shirts, and $2.19 masks from Walgreens ...and TOTALLY believe they are "safe" from a "deadly virus" ( that really impacts a staggering 1/3 of one percent of people under 70) ...and they also believe that they're "wearing them for the safety of others". ( Note to sheep: ...are those masks covering your eyes too??...if not, you are not really protected , are you??) ...these beliefs are because THAT'S what they've been told 24/7 for 8 months by the media's "experts" ( and the media NEVER allows dissenting "experts" ) ...you know...the SAME media that covered up Zippy Hussein's foreign background...and the dems role in the Benghazi murders...and the Russian Hoax...and the Ukraine Hoax ...this is why conservatives DON'T believe the Mask Hoax...we KNOW the media lies...but, the sheep still buy into their nonsense.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 9/14/2020 8:49:29 AM (No. 540263)
I haven't worn a mask yet, and I WILL NOT wear one! I refuse to be an idiotic sheep. When I walked into a Hobby Lobby the other day, I thought the "guard" at the door was going to break her neck looking at me. I just smiled at her and kept walking with my head held high. If anyone confronts me (and they haven't yet), I'm simply going to say "I can't wear a mask" and keep on trucking. I seriously doubt anyone's going to have the nerve to ask why, but I'm ready if they do. P.S. Now that Halloween attire is plentiful, I'm thinking of getting a Lone Ranger mask--or a Freddy Krueger one. But my freedom-loving soul revolts at even that!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 9/14/2020 8:50:31 AM (No. 540264)
#8, in that vein, my husband has a mask with a picture of a Claymore mine on it. The mines are printed with the words “Face Toward Enemy” on one side so that they are properly deployed.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: gobushcheneygo 9/14/2020 8:52:50 AM (No. 540266)
Masks are all about conditioning the public. The sheeple have complied even though the masks do not protect anyone against a virus. Bacterial infections, maybe. Virus? No. It's like keeping mosquitoes out using a chain link fence. Again, this is about conditioning. A vaccine is coming. The President says it won't be mandatory. Yet, 300 million doses are expected to be ready by January 2021. Just like the mask, what if your employer demands you must take the vaccine to go back to work, or your children must take it to be able to return to school, or businesses refuse you entrance without your vaccination card. And once everyone has taken the new traceable vaccine the government will be able to track everyone at anytime. If that doesn't scare you, nothing will.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 9/14/2020 8:58:38 AM (No. 540271)
I don’t wear a mask. I’m forced to if I run to the hardware store...so I no longer run to any store! Sorry, I don’t like being told what to do and what not to do!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: greyseal 9/14/2020 9:03:51 AM (No. 540277)
Good commentary this morning everyone. There is a salient point in one of these articles - if wearing the mask works for COVID then why are we being told to get flu shots? Surely the mask will protect us from that as well, correct? I wear a mask only where I would be refused entry otherwise. However, our local newspaper has started a "Karen Kampaign" to rat out local businesses that don't effectively enforce our governor's diktat. I personally like the claymore design #17 - I might look for some of those to wear. greyseal
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Zigrid 9/14/2020 9:13:49 AM (No. 540287)
I agree with poster #1... it's about control....but... the American people are feisty...I love their ingenuity and grit...WE made our own masks.... beautifully designed of all different colors...WE adjusted our shopping .....WE picnicked in open spaces... WE vacationed by cars to National Parks and sites...WE turned off the blm mobs and unplugged the athletes that disrespected our National Anthem and Flag....I'm proud to be an AMERICAN....
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 9/14/2020 9:13:49 AM (No. 540288)
Some people are foolish enough to believe that the masks work, simply because "officials" say they do but most folks wear them just so they don't get hassled. Stores foolish enough to require them and actually enforce it will pay the price later. Stores that let you in anyway are following the "law" by reminding you but they don't want to take the hit on their profits by turning you away. In PA only the state-run establishments actually require them like the DMV and liquor stores. Governor Goon and his laughable Secretary of Health would be just stupid enough to close them down to make an example of any violators. It is encouraging to see more and more people defying the mask requirements. One big store here started out with about ninety percent compliance and now only about twenty percent of the sheeple are wearing them. My club held an outdoor picnic over the weekend and only one paranoid mask-wearer showed up but had to remove it to eat his hot dog. Compliance by churches is disturbing. I would consider religion to rank right up there in essential services to people but most have shut down completely without even attempting outdoor or 25% capacity attendance. What are the clergy living on?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Bassman1911 9/14/2020 9:27:45 AM (No. 540310)
It’s very simple. We are being trained and we’re falling for it.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Safari Man 9/14/2020 9:38:47 AM (No. 540316)
Like wearing a fig leaf to a burlesque show.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: marbles 9/14/2020 9:56:14 AM (No. 540342)
In NJ , governor Murphy a Fascist ,has decreed we cannot vote in person because it's too dangerous because of the virus but we can wait on very long lines at the DMV, go anywhere and everywhere else as long as we wear a mask.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: mc squared 9/14/2020 9:58:20 AM (No. 540346)
Twice I have been told to wear a mask or not enter the business, and both times I said OK and turned around. Both places then offered me a mask that was conveniently stored somewhere. I admit, the pressure to wear one in a location where everyone else is wearing one is strong- but I got over it. Anyone else feel the new plexiglass dividers at cashiers make you feel like a prisoner getting a visit on Christmas?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: fairplay 9/14/2020 9:58:25 AM (No. 540347)
In a "Twilight Zone " episode, a pretty girl was forced to have plastic surgery on her face to look like everybody else. Everybody else had the same exact face, a pig- like MASK!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: gop_guys 9/14/2020 10:03:21 AM (No. 540357)
It’s about control not health. Next will be a forced vaccine. Radical Dems are sick with power. Deblasio, Cuomo, Whitmore, Newsome to name a few. Pelosi and gang withholding a second round of stimulus money in order to hurt Trump is unforgivable. She could not care less about the people in her district, her state, or her country! However, it is an election infection. Sanity will return with a simple red wave November 3rd. Oh, and Durham/Barr must indict the bad cops!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/14/2020 10:03:39 AM (No. 540358)
Americans flunked this civics exam with flying colors. We accepted this bull-oney, and continue to do so despite knowing it's nonsense. Even "the experts" tell you masks are ineffective as a deterrent to infection. But, government and healthcare politicos joined forces, and Americans mewed. Once again, we worriedly gave away liberty for security...driven by orchestrated propaganda. And now we wait for a "vaccine"...
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Historybuff 9/14/2020 10:07:44 AM (No. 540366)
I wore a mask this weekend while all alone in the alley behind my house. But I wore it because I was using a grinding wheel on a rusty 1950's steel garden chair, and the dust was tremendous.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: starboard 9/14/2020 10:30:42 AM (No. 540395)
Masks are the in your face virtue signal.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: kono 9/14/2020 11:04:30 AM (No. 540433)
Article is good in places, while some points seem to overlook fairly obvious counterpoints. Countermeasures against something that has an incubation period will manifest some delay before results become visible. (versus author's protest that masks didn't produce immediate infection rate reductions) His question about why Sweden got away with defying masks and lockdowns may be rhetorical; but anybody who's followed the mainstream media has seen them choose not to report negative news about somebody on their (the "Progressive" / Socialist) team. Groups not masking were either excoriated (if they were political adversaries, like Texas or Florida or churches) or ignored (like Sweden or BLM protests). That's just an extension of the MSM's Leftward lean (not vetting Democrat candidates while vigorously investigating GOP ones -- to the point of even making up libelous rumors if real dirt can't be found).
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Reply 33 - Posted by: NotaBene 9/14/2020 11:14:07 AM (No. 540444)
I submit because I need my job but until there is a double-blinded clinical trials of benefit for masks I want access to Hydroxychloroquine. Bill Gates can have his vaccine and chips with that.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: AltaD 9/14/2020 11:47:05 AM (No. 540473)
I highly recommend reading the Horowitz column and the FT times interview with Anders Tegnell that Morefield mentions at the end of this article.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Red Ghost 9/14/2020 11:57:16 AM (No. 540485)
The mask thing is definitely about controlling the masses. Democrats revel in that. And businesses MUST ensure mask wearing, otherwise, the slip and fall lawyers that fund the Democrat party will have even more of a field day with lawsuits from people saying they contracted the virus because a business did not enforce the mask crap. I know from small businesses here in the People's Republic of East Hampton, they are panicked about customers ratting them out to the "authorities," and having their business shut down. We will be wearing these things forever. Just like shutting down the government, once it happens how do you go back? What magic thing happens that makes it "safe" to discard masks? I must say that I am disappointed in Trump's new health "czar" Scott Atlas. I had high hopes for him. Unless he's waiting until after the election, he is the guy to take on the mask issue and finally say what a load of horse manure it is. There is no one in the administration that is willing to take on these ridiculous mandates and untruths and put us back on track. As I said, I'm hoping this will happen after the election.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: mattinak 9/14/2020 12:06:25 PM (No. 540497)
I live in Alaska, where, (at least outside of Anchorage), we tend to be a little more obstinate and free-thinking than the rest of the country. Two weeks ago, my company sponsored a large vendor festival, 1) for the benefit of small business that have been decimated by the shutdowns, and 2) for the benefit of the public and their pent-up demand for social interaction. In preparation for this event, and to keep the sanctimony police happy, I purchased 500 face diapers, available at the entrance for free for anyone wanting one. Over the course of this 3-day event, we had nearly 10,000 visitors, 95% of whom came without masks. They spent their time interacting with businesses, buying tee shirts, pottery, and jewelry, riding rides, eating food truck cuisine, and enjoying live music. Our own US Senator, Dan Sullivan, even came and spent several hours interacting with the crowd, shaking hands, and kissing babies. Less than 50 visitors took advantage of the free mask offer, leaving me a lifetime supply of over 450 masks. It has now been two full weeks –the apparent incubation period for the Wuhan black death. By all accounts from computer modeling and other dire predictions, the Alaskan population should, by now, be falling over dead in the street because of our apparent irresponsible disregard for public safety. And….? Crickets. Nothing. There has been no uptick in infections, the hospitalization rate remains low and stable, and people are not falling over dead from the Wuhan.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: GoodDeal 9/14/2020 12:16:30 PM (No. 540504)
A doctor told me that wearing a mask to keep the virus in or out is like putting a chain link fence around your house to keep out mosquitoes.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: akudaq 9/14/2020 1:42:11 PM (No. 540604)
#36, I'm also in Alaska and attended an end-of-the-season food truck festival in the Valley. My 24 year old daughter wore her mask, (sigh), while my 90 year old Mum and I enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine. I'm in the high risk group of folks and just don't buy into the magic mask theory. Neither does my Mum. Neither did most of the folks at the event. So glad we live in the Valley, but our daughter is under Anchorage mayor Berkowitz thumb.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Christopher L 9/14/2020 1:53:46 PM (No. 540612)
I have worked in enough Class 100 clean rooms to know exactly what an N-95 mask will and will not do. It will NOT filter out something as small as a virus. But don’t take my word for it, read this directly from the CDC. Published in May, 2020, “Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures,” The abstract statement about the effectiveness of face masks “evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.” In the section entitled “Face Masks” they unequivocally state “... we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks .” https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article .
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Reply 40 - Posted by: little guy 9/14/2020 3:50:02 PM (No. 540713)
When in Rome, you should do what the Romans do just to be courteous --- if nothing else. If everyone wears a yellow hat on Tuesday, just because, you should try and wear one too. Not because it helps do anything --- just to be courteous. If they arrest you or give you a ticket for not wearing said yellow hat, all the more reason to try and play nice with the other children in the sandbox and put one on. You don't want to be the troublemaker. And that's where we are now! You "have to" wear a mask ... or you're a meany. You just don't care! Oh ... and we'll fine you if you don't wear one! I tell any dopey Lib I meet, here's a simple test: Take the mask you think is saving you from the virus and put it on tight. Now make a pot of coffee. Or spray some perfume. If you can smell the coffee/perfume the virus is getting through the mask very easily! The molecules you smell can be as small as 5 microns --- but the virus is a lot smaller than one micron. Oh --- and by the way --- you can catch the virus through your eyes! Masks are about control, not your health.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 9/14/2020 4:14:10 PM (No. 540726)
I am becoming rebellious when it comes to wearing my muzzle. I wear it into a restaurant because I want to eat. I jerk it off as soon as my butt hits the chair. But I walk out without a mask on. I tie a thin cotton scarf around my neck and pull it up over my nose. It does no good at all. I would love for someone to tell me that, so I could go off on them about how useless their mask is. If they trust their mask so much, it shouldn't matter what I do.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: YorkieMom 9/14/2020 9:05:29 PM (No. 540956)
I have a feeling the democrats want to keep the mask wearing going because it gives Biden an excuse to stay in the basement and close to home.
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Posted by iSpartacus 10/19/2020 4:39:58 PM Post Reply
The New Yorker star writer Jeffrey Toobin exposed himself on a Zoom call — and has now been suspended from the magazine, a report said Monday. The incident happened during an online meeting between magazine colleagues and WNYC workers last week, sources told Vice. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,” Toobin, also CNN’s chief legal analyst, later copped to Vice in a statement. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.
Jeffrey Toobin suspended from New
Yorker, taking 'time off' from CNN
after exposing himself during Zoom
call
46 replies
Posted by IowaDad 10/19/2020 3:11:34 PM Post Reply
Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer for the New Yorker, was reportedly suspended by the outlet after he exposed himself during a work related Zoom call. Toobin, 60, who is also the chief legal analyst at CNN, said he thought his camera was off when the awkward moment happened during a call between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week
Cancer-stricken Rush Limbaugh
says he can no longer deny
he's 'under a death sentence'
38 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 10/19/2020 7:14:23 PM Post Reply
Cancer-stricken talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh provided listeners a somber update on his condition Monday after recent scans showed “some progression of cancer,” which he said is “not dramatic” but still a step in the wrong direction. Limbaugh announced in February that he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and had missed several shows this month to undergo treatment. “From the moment you get the diagnosis, there’s a part of you every day, OK, that’s it, life’s over, you just don’t know when,” Limbaugh said. “So, during the period of time after the diagnosis, you do what you can to prolong life
Ilhan Omar claims she loves US ‘way more
than the president’ and his ‘sexist’ attacks
on her must stop
36 replies
Posted by Imright 10/19/2020 10:43:40 AM Post Reply
When on the stump, President Trump is known to talk about how the left in America seems to hate their country, and he often holds up Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., as an example. A Somali refugee who came to the United States as a young girl, Omar often criticizes the country that took her in as a racist nation, and has also displayed anti-Semitism, though the Muslim lawmaker has toned that down of late.(Video) One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and one of the radical left freshman Democrats known as “the squad,” Omar was given a platform on MSNBC Sunday evening to push back
Buttigieg claims Amy Coney Barrett
confirmation puts his marriage in danger
34 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 10/19/2020 4:20:21 AM Post Reply
Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who now serves on Joe Biden's transition team, suggested Sunday that President Trump’s supreme court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, poses a threat to his marriage. "There are all kinds of interesting questions about the future of the American judiciary, but right now, as we speak, the preexisting condition coverage of millions of Americans might depend on what is about to happen in the Senate with regard to this justice," Buttigieg told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. Buttigieg, who married his husband in 2018, then suggested that the Obama-era same-sex marriage ruling could be considered
The New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin
for Masturbating on Zoom
31 replies
Posted by earlybird 10/19/2020 9:50:56 PM Post Reply
The New Yorker suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin after he was caught masturbating during a Zoom call last week with New Yorker and WNYC radio members, according to a report. VICE reports: Two people who were on the call told VICE separately that the call was an election simulation featuring many of the New Yorker’s biggest stars: Jane Mayer was playing establishment Republicans; Evan Osnos was Joe Biden, (Snip)Both people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely, noted that it was unclear how much each person saw, but both said that they saw Toobin jerking off.
Supreme Court Rejects Republican Challenge
to Pennsylvania Vote-by-Mail Changes;
4-4 Split; Roberts Sides with Liberals
30 replies
Posted by Imright 10/19/2020 8:11:51 PM Post Reply
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a Republican application to stay the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant the Democratic Party’s request to make several changes to mail-in voting that critics have decried as vulnerable to fraud.As Breitbart News reported last month, “The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled … that ballots received three days after Election Day will still be counted — even if there is no evidence they were postmarked on time.”Republicans sought a stay.The Supreme Court, however, split 4-4 on the request, leaving the decision of the lower court in place. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Court’s liberal minority;
Cuomo threatens to withhold eventual COVID-19
vaccine from New York until his own
doctors deem it safe because he doesn't
trust Trump administration
30 replies
Posted by Imright 10/19/2020 6:51:45 PM Post Reply
Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to withhold a COVID-19 vaccine from New York until his team of doctors deem it safe because he doesn't trust the FDA or CDC, raising serious questions about how and when it will eventually become available and who will be the arbiter of it.Cuomo said during an interview with Good Morning America that the American people will be 'skeptical' about a vaccine because of how the federal administration has handled the pandemic and that he won't rush to recommend it. It's unclear if, once the FDA approves it, Cuomo will have the power to stop it
Ronald Reagan's son calls Trump
family 'bunch of grifters'
27 replies
Posted by Ribicon 10/19/2020 10:17:31 PM Post Reply
The youngest son of former president Ronald Reagan has called president Donald Trump’s family “grifters” and said his father would have been “horrified” by the state of the Republican party today. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera on Sunday, Ron Reagan was quizzed on his opinion of Mr Trump’s children’s involvement in the administration and his campaign. In response the commentator said that he believed the family are “entitled to go and campaign” for their father but then scathing labelled them “grifters”. “I don't mean to be blunt but we've got a bunch of grifters there in the White House,” he said.
Tire tracks deface Black Lives
Matter mural in East Nashville
27 replies
Posted by Ribicon 10/19/2020 12:49:36 PM Post Reply
Artists gathered to paint a Black Lives Matter mural along Woodland Street in East Nashville on Saturday. Monday morning, at least one set of tire tracks could be seen running the length of the bottom half of the mural. The 200-foot mural sits between Interstate Drive and 1st Ave. on Woodland Street, near Nissan Stadium and the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center. Organizers said they purposefully chose that spot because it is highly visible to Titans fans on game days, and also may offer a glimpse of hope for youth on their way to the detention center. The lettering also bore purpose,
Democratic Senator ‘Open’ To Packing
Supreme Court If GOP Won’t ‘Step Back’
From Barrett Confirmation
27 replies
Posted by Imright 10/19/2020 12:46:32 AM Post Reply
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) threatened to “rebalance” the federal judiciary under a potential Biden presidency should Senate Republicans confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Coons appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake Tapper on Sunday to comment on Barrett’s ongoing confirmation process in the Senate. Coons said that if former Vice President Joe Biden beats President Trump in November, the Delaware senator would be “open” to packing the Supreme Court in response to Barrett’s confirmation.“Like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of expanding the court, but we have a few weeks here to see whether there are four Republicans who
Jeffrey Toobin was masturbating in front
of New Yorker bigs, report says
26 replies
Posted by iSpartacus 10/19/2020 8:57:49 PM Post Reply

Now he is the talk of the town. The New Yorker writer and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin didn’t just expose himself during a Zoom work meeting — he was allegedly caught masturbating in the call with some of magazine’s biggest names and has now been suspended from the publication. “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera,’’ the 60-year-old married Harvard Law School grad said in a stunning admission to Vice, which broke news of the cringe-worthy incident Monday. “I believed I was not visible on Zoom. I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,’’ he said.  Correction*

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