Even Better

 

I should have realized how masking aficionados would react to the dropping of airline mask mandates. They are furious and threatening to not fly, meaning commercial flights could be mercifully free of mask Karens. Doesn’t that sound amazing?

Some quotes from the article:

“When I bought my tickets for me, my wife (who is pregnant), and our unvaccinated 4-year-old, I assumed you would continue to have a mask mandate,” Dr. Jeremy Faust tweeted shortly after the mandate was lifted by U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Florida. “Now you cancel it and we will have to board our return flight under your new no mask required policy?! Thanks so much.”

“Epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding tweeted that the coronavirus pandemic is not “over” and called for a boycott of Alaska Airlines, which he suggested is an “idiot airline”, until the company implements its own mask mandate.“

“I’m so frustrated,” one user wrote. “We have tickets to fly this weekend, which felt like a tolerable risk only because everyone is required to wear a mask.  Now we have to sit in a tube with 200 people (some of whom will certainly be + for Covid) and risk getting sick, or cancel our trip. Pissed.”

I don’t see a downside to not sharing a flight with these people.

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  1. Blondie Thatcher
    Blondie
    @Blondie

    Of course, nobody told them they can’t wear a mask. It has become an addiction for some. 

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  2. Ekosj Member
    Ekosj
    @Ekosj

    It’s finally getting to where it should have been all along:

    Those at high risk should protect themselves (eg. vaccines/boosters, N95 masks properly worn) and everyone else should go about their lives.

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  3. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Blondie (View Comment):

    Of course, nobody told them they can’t wear a mask. It has become an addiction for some.

    It’s a virtue signal:

    “I care about my fellow human beings and you don’t.  I’m a better person.”

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik!
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Masks don’t work, and our Ruling Class has always known that masks don’t work.

    But the real evil came in when they declared that the mask wasn’t to protect yourself, it was to protect other people. In this way they devised a method to get people to turn on each other and blame each other for COVID. With one little policy edict, they divided the entire nation. Wearing a mask was no longer a personal choice or personal risk assessment. Now it was a collectivist thing. Same with the “stay at home” edicts. We were constantly told to do it for other people, not for ourselves. 

    In this way it was obvious that any “blame” for COVID would be placed upon the wreckers and breakers and those who refused to follow the arbitrary, unscientific orders of the Ruling Class.

    Personal risk assessment? Make your own decision about how to deal with COVID? What are you, a grandma-killer?

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  5. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
    9thDistrictNeighbor
    @9thDistrictNeighbor

    Tex929rr: …masking aficionados…

    I like the term “maskaholics.”

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  6. Steven Seward Member
    Steven Seward
    @StevenSeward

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Masks don’t work, and our Ruling Class has always known that masks don’t work.

    But the real evil came in when they declared that the mask wasn’t to protect yourself, it was to protect other people. In this way they devised a method to get people to turn on each other and blame each other for COVID. With one little policy edict, they divided the entire nation. Wearing a mask was no longer a personal choice or personal risk assessment. Now it was a collectivist thing. Same with the “stay at home” edicts. We were constantly told to do it for other people, not for ourselves.

    In this way it was obvious that any “blame” for COVID would be placed upon the wreckers and breakers and those who refused to follow the arbitrary, unscientific orders of the Ruling Class.

    Personal risk assessment? Make your own decision about how to deal with COVID? What are you, a grandma-killer?

    A brilliant assessment!

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  7. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Tex929rr: Dedicated maskers are furious and threatening to not fly.  Which means commercial flights could be mercifully free of mask Karens.  Doesn’t that sound amazing?

    Sounds good to me.

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  8. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Stad (View Comment):

    Blondie (View Comment):

    Of course, nobody told them they can’t wear a mask. It has become an addiction for some.

    A a virtue signal:

    “I care about my fellow human beings and you don’t. I’m a better person.”

    No, as a signal that they think we are all diseased.

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  9. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    On a related note, I suggested to my wife that she get a mask that says, “You people are all diseased!” She says she’ll stick with her plain black mask.

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik!
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    No, as a signal that they think we are all diseased.

    That’s definitely another aspect of it.

    The mask mandates and “social distancing” rules taught us to see our fellow human beings as little more than disease vectors. Everyone was considered to be a carrier, and the mask might as well have been a bell declaring “Leper! Unclean!”

    COVID rules rewired us to break all human connections, and some are only just beginning to reacquaint themselves with humanity more than two years later. I have a co-worker whose son and daughter-in-law are still treating he and his wife as carriers, such that they have still not met their newest grandchild who was born in January.

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  11. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    COVID rules rewired us to break all human connections, and some are only just beginning to reacquaint themselves with humanity more than two years later.

    Being quite a bit more than a little autistic, I’ve never been exactly great with human connections, but at least I don’t let fear get in the way of those connections.

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  12. E. Kent Golding Member
    E. Kent Golding
    @EKentGolding

    Arahant (View Comment):

    On a related note, I suggested to my wife that she get a mask that says, “You people are all diseased!” She says she’ll stick with her plain black mask.

    Where can I get a supply of ” You people are all diseased!”  masks?   I haven’t been masking, but if I could get some of those it would be great!

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  13. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):
    Where can I get a supply of ” You people are all diseased!”  masks?

    There is probably somewhere out there that will print whatever message you want. Such as here. (This is not an endorsement, just the first link I found.)

    • #13
  14. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    And if you have a batch made up, you could probably sell them to your fellow Ricochetti.

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  15. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik!
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    And if you have a batch made up, you could probably sell them to your fellow Ricochetti.

    But why? And what fool would actually buy a mask? You can get them for free in just about any ditch or garbage can in the entire city!

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  16. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    But why?

    For a laugh, Drew. And to use in protest when one has to wear one to enter somewhere. Show ’em what the masks really mean.

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  17. Phil Turmel Coolidge
    Phil Turmel
    @PhilTurmel

    I’m delighted.  I might even consider business flights again.

    The big question:  will U.S. rules or French rules determine masking for my flight to France at the end of the month….

    I’m hoping we don’t put the masks on until reaching French airspace.

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  18. Tex929rr Coolidge
    Tex929rr
    @Tex929rr

    Phil Turmel (View Comment):

    I’m delighted. I might even consider business flights again.

    The big question: will U.S. rules or French rules determine masking for my flight to France at the end of the month….

    I’m hoping we don’t put the masks on until reaching French airspace.

    The Mrs retired from FedEx before COVID, but her buddies flying international routes said most Asian countries (to include Australia) basically locked them in their hotel rooms.  While a four day Sydney or Hong layover used to be a great treat, they turned into hotel house arrests. Everyone got rich being paid overtime and not drinking.  

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  19. DrewInWisconsin, Oik! Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik!
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Arahant (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    But why?

    For a laugh, Drew. And to use in protest when one has to wear one to enter somewhere. Show ’em what the masks really mean.

    If you put it on, you’re showing what it really means: that you’re still under their control.

    • #19
  20. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    No, as a signal that they think we are all diseased.

    That’s definitely another aspect of it.

    The mask mandates and “social distancing” rules taught us to see our fellow human beings as little more than disease vectors. Everyone was considered to be a carrier, and the mask might as well have been a bell declaring “Leper! Unclean!”

    COVID rules rewired us to break all human connections, and some are only just beginning to reacquaint themselves with humanity more than two years later. I have a co-worker whose son and daughter-in-law are still treating he and his wife as carriers, such that they have still not met their newest grandchild who was born in January.

    Probably some other issues in the mix. 

    • #20
  21. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    And if you have a batch made up, you could probably sell them to your fellow Ricochetti.

    But why? And what fool would actually buy a mask? You can get them for free in just about any ditch or garbage can in the entire city!

    We need a new bonfire of the vanities to publicly dispose of all these useless masks. 

    • #21
  22. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    If you put it on, you’re showing what it really means: that you’re still under their control.

    At this point, if I put one on, it’s so I can go outside in wintry weather without triggering an asthma attack. And considering we got two inches of snow yesterday, it could be spring, but we’re still getting wintry weather. (Thanks, Global Warming.)

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  23. Henry Racette Member
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Tex929rr: …masking aficionados…

    I like the term “maskaholics.”

    I call them “people of the mask,” because it makes them sound cultish.

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  24. Henry Racette Member
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    And what fool would actually buy a mask?

    Hey! I paid $20 for my Let’s Go Brandon mask. (And many passengers, a few flight attendants, and one pilot gave me an enthusiastic thumbs-up when they saw me wearing it.)

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  25. Tex929rr Coolidge
    Tex929rr
    @Tex929rr

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Tex929rr: …masking aficionados…

    I like the term “maskaholics.”

    Maskholes?  

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  26. Dbroussa Coolidge
    Dbroussa
    @Dbroussa

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik! (View Comment):
    In this way they devised a method to get people to turn on each other and blame each other for COVID. With one little policy edict, they divided the entire nation. Wearing a mask was no longer a personal choice or personal risk assessment. Now it was a collectivist thing.

    This true, on both sides.  Masks don’t prot4ect you from catching Covid-19, they never have because it isn’t transmitted in a way that a mask could help.  You would need a sealed respirator.  Wearing any type of mouth covering MAY reduce the transmission of the virus, but the studies aren’t conclusive.  Yes, surgeons wear masks when they operate to reduce the possibility of contamination, but that isn’t of a virus, but, usually, of particulates.

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  27. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Blondie (View Comment):

    Of course, nobody told them they can’t wear a mask. It has become an addiction for some.

    But that’s the point, isn’t it? Everyone should conform to the requirements of the addicted.

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  28. Henry Racette Member
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    You people. You treat COVID like it’s some kind of joke. I had COVID earlier this year. It’s no joke.

    It’s a cold. Not a horrible cold, but not exactly the most pleasant cold, either. I experienced congestion.

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  29. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Blondie (View Comment):

    Of course, nobody told them they can’t wear a mask. It has become an addiction for some.

    But that’s the point, isn’t it? Everyone should conform to the requirements of the addicted.

    And the crazy, like “transsexuals.”

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  30. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Henry Racette (View Comment):
    I experienced congestion.

    Sprinkle Slap Ya Mama on your food. It will take care of that. Get the “Hot” version.

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