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  • Merle

    tell me again why that car is bumping???

    • Lucius Severus Pertinax

      Cleavage Heavage….

    • Old Codger

      You ever drive at speed down an unpaved road? Hell! Sam may have simply engaged the 4WD and headed out cross country. Don’t know about other parts of the country, but even paved back country roads in Texas tend to follow section lines. Getting anywhere can take a while.

      • Pamela

        At least there isn’t mud. I wonder what they are bringing to the party that is at the end of this jaunt?

        • Old Codger

          At least there isn’t mud.

          LOL True that. Not a lot of rain falls out in that part o’ West Texas.

  • JTC

    They should take my wife along, she is freaking *militant* about that shit. The gatekeepers at the stores around here do not fuck with her…good choice on their part.

    • Old Codger

      Unfortunately, around here if you ignore the gate keepers you can not only be prosecuted for violating the emergency orders (think fine up to $1,000 and/or up to a YEAR in county lockup) but also for criminal trespass. Two $grand plus a year as a guest of the county would suck biggly.

      • JTC

        No commie edicts from the state or county here in Flarduh. Establishments can have their rules but mostly not small biz here other than medical offices etc., and “greeters” at chains like Wally and Publix are ordered not to engage those who retain their personal freedom to not hide like a scared rabbit or look like a bank robber while suffocating themselves for no fucking reason other than control…like my wife.

        We’ll see how the girls here handle their mask-free militance when the get wherever they’re going.

  • DogByteRER

    Yep … I was recently waiting in line at the local post office and I remarked to everyone that it’s getting to where you can’t tell the bank robbers from the good guys anymore.

    Also … I had watched some of that dystopian cable series “Watchmen” based on the 80’s era comic book earlier this year. In that comic book world good guys and bad guys were all wearing masks, not for virus pandemics, but to hide their I denties …

    • Bill G

      At the end of a rather odd S/F novel titles “All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault” four newly-minted superheroes were talking.
      And one said that the real reason they needed secret identities was to avoid being sued for all the damage.

    • GWB

      I saw a sign that was on a bank’s entry door. I had a picture of a ‘medical’ mask with the caption “OK mask” and a picture of a ski mask with the caption “NOT OK mask”.

      • John M.

        I never thought I’d see the day where a bank allowed ANY mask, now they’re requiring them!

  • eon

    They kept telling us that old people and children are the most susceptible. But the local laws requiring masks in stores and etc. specifically exempt children, apparently because parents just can’t get their under-six rug rats to keep the masks on.

    As for us over-sixty types, breathing with even a surgical mask on while pushing a cart is a real challenge. An N95 mask might as well be a plastic bag over the head. And no, I don’t smoke and never have in my life.

    But who said regulations created by “social reformers” were required to make sense?

    clear ether

    eon

    • Punta Gorda

      I use a P100… but i have years of experience wearing a Mk-5 military issue mask during general quarters training.

      • Punta Gorda

        I did for go using the P100 on a recent service call to a prison. I felt wearing the dinky cloth mask would keep the officers less stressed out. But, they had their own mask mandate so I adopted one that more closely met what they were using.

    • Old Codger

      I can agree with you on the whole 60+ wearing a mask and pushing a cart thing. Time or two I’ve gotten damned woozy. Always said if I ever hit the floor I’m gonna sue the Mayor, the County Judge (highest official in the county) and the store.

    • MAJ Arkay

      I’m 67, have sinus issues, and am slightly claustrophobic (MOPP was never a good time), but I don’t have a problem with either a shop or painter’s mask, fake N95 mask, cheap Chinese throwaway mask, a cotton mask, or a bandana.

      My RN sister gave me a polyester mask her employer passed out to everyone, and that one is impossible to breathe through — not to mention if one doesn’t brush one’s teeth before wearing it, hoo boy.

      Headed over to Etsy for that Claymore mask. If I haveta wear the danged thing, may as well have fun with it.

    • John

      If regulations were made by people who follow the pertinent health numbers instead of the fake polls, no one under the age of 60 would be wearing a mask. The mortality figures just don’t support it.
      There are exceptions of course, obesity, hypertension, diabetes to name a few, but the major consideration is to build herd immunity and you can’t do that without exposing people in large numbers.

  • Steveb919

    I started out with a dinky little painters mask and it is still holding up. Don’t mind wearing the things as if I get that bug it’s a death sentence. My Doc gave me a little better one that I use now. Sure hope this crap gets over with soon. We ought to nuke the chicoms for inventing the bug and then letting it loose.

  • Robert McCloskey

    The Double D ranch road appears to need a good tune-up with a Caterpillar 14G grader.

  • Halley

    The masked bank robber
    The masked terrorist
    The masked wearer of the burkha
    The masked Antifa/BLM rioter
    The masked Democrat feigning covid terror

    The similarities, and the underlying intentions, escape no one

  • Chezz

    I have one of those dinky cloth masks that has a unicorn with the statement, “ew, people.” That about covers it.

    • Henry

      Since masks are useless over beards, I have an equally useless (but socially acceptable) black neck gaiter printed with “HEALTH THEATRE.”

      • Bill G

        Legally acceptable, too. I’m in upstate New York, and wear one (with just simple pattern) when in public. Required by Dandy Andy’s Ukase.
        The level of disinformation out there has many people terrified; yesterday I made a rare trip into town and drove past a woman wearing a mask at her mailbox.
        The lies being spread are far past the third time required to determine that it’s enemy action.

        • John

          And as far as I can tell the sole purpose of the extended lock downs is to ruin Trump’s economy in the hopes of defeating him at the ballot box.
          I think this stratagem has backfired. Everybody _knows_ Who ordered the economy to close.

    • JSStryker

      I saw one with a dragon on it that said “I don’t understand stupid people, maybe I should take one apart to see how it works”

      • MAJ Arkay

        Unfortunately, that much text on a mask would result in other people getting entirely too close…

        Having been born in the year of the Dragon, I’ve always had an affinity for same. I’d certainly add this statement to my t-shirt collection, though.

  • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman

    I have a mask that I had my sister make for me (thx, sis!)
    It’s a variation of the medieval plague mask, without the eye goggles.
    I have printed on one side “COVID IS NOT THE PLAGUE”.
    I only wear it to two places that are absolutely bug nuts about masks, Costco and church.

  • Unca Walt

    To avoid arguments with folks while my wifelet is with me, I wear a mask…

    …But it is covered with a photograph of a totally snotty-dripping nose and sorta gaping mouth, and it looks like I am NOT wearing a mask.

  • My Way Or --->

    Ah, masks. It’s either the Plague mask with a birdbeak from the Middle Ages, or the Wild West bank robber bandana from those old comix. Both are quite effective and certainly look like no one can squawk at you over it. After all, them there owlhoots from the cowboy comics in the last century’s better half got to cuss right up to the hyphen in “What the h-ll?”
    All that aside, this bug is a bad one and it is nothing like the flue. Period. Take it seriously, but don’t get paranoid about it. It’s the paranoid idiots that make things worse.

  • The CCP Virus got real for me after losing the second person to it. One went to the hospital for what they thought was a kidney stone or an appendix and 3 days later was on a ventilator. Died 20 days after that. I wear one with a charcoal filter, mostly to Keep myself safe but it gives others around me some comfort I think. Do businesses have the right to say “you must have a mask on to enter”? Sure they do just like saying “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service”. Can or should the Fed or state government mandate it or make it a law? No. that is an infringement. Should responsible people wear them? I think yes. But if you don’t, it is my right not to do business or associate with you.

    • PaulS

      OUTSTANDING 😉

    • Bill G

      Lovely.

    • Old Codger

      Soon as I read your post I hustled over to Amazon and bought me one!

    • JSStryker

      Love it!

  • PaulS

    CDC quietly revised COVID-19 exclusive deaths to under 10,000?! What?!

    If you feel better with a mask then wear one, it is equally effective in both directions so no need to give others grief for not wearing one.

    I haven’t seen the numbers yet. But there are X deaths per day, from anything, in USA (or world) and since that is unlikely to have had a significant increase (I could be wrong) this whole thing will be shown to be a power over the populace farce. All I want is for those responsible for the panicdemic (yes, new word intended) to be punished appropriately, and very publicly.

    • John M.

      Panicdemic, or Dempanic?

      • PaulS

        Oh yes! Well done!

  • “Only outlaws wear masks.”

    The Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet, Batman, Robin et cetera would beg to differ… 😉

    • Old Codger

      I’ll see those guys and raise you Pantyfa and BLM. Call? Raise? Check?

    • My Way Or --->

      Green Arrow and Speedy. Green Lantern. Zorro.

      Those were the days, my friend….

    • Brent Dotson

      As an aside; according to canon, the Green Hornet was the grand nephew of the Lone Ranger and the mask worn by the Lone Ranger was handed down to him.

  • John D. Egbert

    The BW (She Who Must Be Obeyed) got me a mask with Old Glory on it. I wear it upside down.

    After wearing it – under duress – for a month I’m still waiting for the first question as to why; this includes entirely too much time at/around the Ft. Campbell Pharmacy along with the other old fogies.

    • Old Codger

      Considering most people’s degree/level of situational awareness, I very much doubt most people even noticed. Of the few who might have noticed, likely one in 100 knew what it might mean and any who did understand what you’re trying to say probably agree with you.

      You will seldom go wrong over estimating the stupidity of the average citizen.

  • Pamela

    I saw a Karen berating a Gentleman for not wearing a mask. The Gentleman had an O2 tank and the nasal cannula which exempt him from wearing a mask. She yelled he was trying to kill her by not wearing a mask. He was wearing a Vietnam Veteran hat and stated he had survived a POW Camp and for her to shut up. The Store asked her to leave.

    • John M.

      I had a greeter “remind’ me about my mask the other day. I looked her straight in the eye and said “When the governor knows more about my medical condition than my doctor, I’ll put one on!” and kept right on walking.

      • JTC

        Those greeters never make it through their reminder when wifey gives them the icy death stare as she breezes past without a word…they just go quiet.

  • Kafiroon

    In stores:
    Wear a Bowel Movement T-Shirt,
    Start hollering you can’t breathe,
    When the manager shows up,
    threaten to sue the store, and
    be calling a lawyers office, on speaker.

  • JTC

    So many comments focused on type, decoration etc. of something that is not proven to benefit in most cases and might well be harmful to the wearer.

    Guess I expected a lot more “fuck you’s” to the farces actually pushing that shit along with weaponizing the damn virus Itself.

    As I said upthread RE my wife, we’ll see how the girls here at the ranch handle things.

    • JTC

      Meant forces but farces works great too…

    • Henry

      It’s an art form, like designing minimal swimsuits for non-nude beaches.

  • interventor

    Keep a bag of three type masks in my car. N95 with vent for exhaling, for most large places like the supermarket. N95 without the vent for a few medical appointments and paper masks for small shops, dining inside and such. Had to make an appointment with the bank which the drive-in teller couldn’t handle. Entered the bank wearing a mask. Something I never thought I would do,

    • John D. Egbert

      Just think — three months ago you would have been shot going into a bank behind a mask, Now, you’re liable to get shot if you don’t!

      It’s a strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack . . .

      • Bill G

        That song pops into my head on a fairly regular basis.

        • John M.

          The one I frequently hear (in my mind) is “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield…

  • cb

    Social Distancing:
    Virus ______6 feet,
    Liberals ____________12 feet.

  • interventor

    Interesting
    As of 31 August, the USA’s fatality rate (percentage of cases that died) decreased from 6 to 3 percent since the onset of Covid 19. Of the 20 states, plus DC, that voted blue in 2016, seven of 21 are 4 percent, or above. Thirteen of the 21 are three percent, or above. Of the 30 states that voted red, two of thirty are above 4 percent and six of thirty are above 3 percent. Michigan and Pennsylvania, unfortunately, have Democrat governors. It’s clear, one’s chances of survival are best in the red.
    Source: https://virusncov.com/covid-statistics/usa
    Blue states with a fatality rate of 3.0 percent or more:
    New York—————–7.1
    Illinois———————3.5
    New Jersey—————8.1
    Massachusetts———-7.0
    Maryland—————–3.5
    Colorado——————3.4
    Connecticut————–8.4
    New Mexico————-3.1
    Rhode Island————4.8
    Delaware—————–3.5
    District of Columbia—4.3
    New Hampshire——–5.9
    Vermont——————3.5
    Red states with a fatality rate of 3 percent, or more:
    Louisiana—————–3.3
    Pennsylvania————5.6
    Ohio———————–3.3
    Michigan—————–5.9
    Indiana——————-3.5
    Mississippi—————3.0

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