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Full disclosure: I’m a mask skeptic. A mask denier. I am not, though, a mask refuser. If a business establishment puts up a sign that says “mask required” or, better, “please wear a mask,” I’ll do it without too much grousing ’cause that’s me, I’m a giver. I carry and, as required, wear a mask for the same reason I carry a leash when I walk my German Shepherd Dog. I don’t need the accouterment in either case, but if I can prevent anyone feeling ill at ease with my actions, I will. Did I mention yet that I’m a giver? Yeah? Okay, drivin’ on.

As we’ve navigated this pandemic, I’ve seen indicators and warnings (term of art, in my previous life) that we’re all getting played across the board by this pandemic reaction and mitigation efforts. What I am saying is not that there should be no mitigation or protection efforts. I’ve stated my preferences of the start point for protecting the vulnerable before, and early on in this grift.

I’m definitely not a medical professional, but I’ve received and maintained (mostly) some extensive medical training. In first aid ABCs (Airway, Breathing, Circulation…) I at one point was good to go up to “J” (insert J-tube into chest). Also, I’ve had some extensive CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) training, including “live agent” training. I’ma tell you what, you want to pay attention during class on how to ensure you stay “clean,” take that class knowing that you’ll soon be in a chamber full of Sarin nerve agent, watching a poor, staked out caprine do the kickin’ chicken. It indeed focuses the mind.

Too, I’ve been married for at/about 137 years to The Lovely And Talented Mrs. Mongo, AKA Supernurse. So through osmosis on her journey as an Army CASH operating room nurse, Labor & Delivery nurse, open heart nurse, and clinical risk manager, I’ve become an inadvertent expert on a lot of random medical stuff, to include sterile procedure, infection control, and personal protective equipment.

Still, I’m not a pro, so salt my anecdotal observations and conclusions therefrom to taste.

Hurricane Isaias (ridiculous name, why you makin’ things harder than they need to be, NHC?) was barreling up the coast last weekend thru this week. We were supposed to be having some time off at the family beach house in Topsail Island, NC. Some back of the envelope crisis planning indicated that we’d better hunker down here in the Keys. However, our youngest daughter, call sign DEMON SEED, was flying in on Saturday with three girlfriends to have a lovely week at the beach. I’ve known these kids for years, love ’em all, even Demon Seed. So, I went ahead and flew out to make sure they were good to go during the storm. And to rent a car for them, since if you’re under 25, you may as well buy a Rolls as rent a car.

I transited Ft. Lauderdale Airport, to Charlotte, to Wilmington. As usual, I spent most of my time watching people, not my phone.

Whether you believe in masks, this whole “mask up” situation is useless.

More than half the people I saw had their mask pulled down below their nose, so they could, I dunno, breath.

You don’t have to wear a mask when eating or drinking, so if I’m just sitting in a seat, reading my kindle, my mask must be on. But if I’m eating a grinder from Jersey Mike’s I just take the mask off. No problem, no violation of “the rules.” Hello? Do y’all not know how transmission works? “Y’all” being the powers that be that wrote these ridiculous rules.

Many people pulled their masks down to their chin in order to be better understood on their phone–while they were walking through the terminal.

I saw a group of stewardesses meet in the middle of one of the terminals I was in. All were masked, but big hugs and air kisses and “I haven’t seen you in so long” s. Mm-hmm. Safety first, ladies.

Encouragingly, I didn’t see any babies or toddlers wearing masks. Hopefully, some parents have done the reading.

“Social distancing” is a joke. Despite whatever markers on the floor, it seemed to me that the Great American Public has decided that, in a crowded airport line for Burger King, Einstein Brothers Bagels, or Jersey Mike’s, the appropriate social distance is about 10 to 15 inches more than what most Americans consider personal space.

Once one sat down to wait at one’s gate, there didn’t seem to be a problem with just taking one’s mask off, eating/drinking, or not. Saw all kinds of Joe Biden “just let the mask flutter off one ear” practitioners.

As stated, I think this whole “wear a mask” phenomena is a scam, a hoax, a grift. Have you seen our precious mainstream media pushing out tech-specs for masks that will actually protect you or protect others from you? Me neither. The number of people walking around with pull up neck gators that just make them look like a circumcision gone wrong, but do nothing to protect those they come in contact with, was legion.

[At this point, I should note that we rode out the hurricane with no problems. At/about 2200 we started to experience hurricane storm effects. I had to sign off of the AMU and make sure the girls were good to go. Of course, they were. They had decided to play various and sundry drinking games thru the storm. I, of course, am way to mature and responsible to join in on that sort of sport drinking…not.]

Seeing what a sham all this mask-wearing and social distancing is had me on a slow boil. This is idiocy at a grand strategy level.

The American Airline’s warning pronouncements only served to stoke the fire. “Your nose and mouth must be covered except for approved activities. Failure to follow these instructions could lead to you not taking this flight, or future flights, on this airline.” Thanks, sphincter notches.

I got first-class, round-trip tickets for a great price. Of course, once I was told that “all food and drink services are suspended” I figured out why I got such a great price (full disclosure, TL&TMM got my tickets, I suck at that kind of thing and never really think about using mileage points to better my in-flight experience). Still, the bigger, wider seat was nice. Although, the fact that a drink cart would not be slamming into my shoulder due to the suspension of services mooted the win, a little.

[The announcements about the suspension of services included declarations at the gate that stated that if you wanted food or drink during the flight, buy it in the terminal and carry it onboard your own self. But, according to federal regulations, alcohol not procured on the plane is not allowed. Demon Seed and her crew were having none of that. They boarded their flight with a plethora of jigger bottles stashed about themselves, plus Gator-Aid, Smart Water, and flavored nonalcoholic seltzer waters as mixers. I guess they got a wee rowdy. Once the stewardess’ figured it out, as the lovely ladies partied on, the stewardess would do a drive-by and confiscate their drinks. At which point the girls would check to make sure the coast was clear, and mix more drinks. Their uproarious enjoyment of the flight led to a young lady of commensurate age making snide comments that our little bevy of princesses were sure to hear, which led, apparently, to an epic “Hey, Karen, bite my tooshie” rant from one of the girls. I mentioned I love these kids, right?]

I was at a low, rolling boil by the time that I took my final flight from Charlotte to Ft. Lauderdale. Plus, I was also vexed with the knowledge that my bird landed at 1700, and then I had to drive from Ft. Lauderdale to the Keys. In my car. The car that doesn’t have air conditioning. If you haven’t done a drive like that in that kind of traffic, you don’t even want to know.

So, maybe I was brooding a little bit. Maybe my brow was furrowed and I was kind of grinding my teeth a little bit at what I’d seen of our current societal silliness and in anticipation of the vehicular gauntlet I was going to have to run to get home. Then that guy made an appearance.

I was sitting in the last row in first class. Across the aisle from me as a well built black guy who had the foresight to bring a sub sandwich on board, and the patience to stand in the (non-social distanced) line to get it. In the seat next to me on the window was an American Airlines pilot. Even in his mask, he looked pretty nebbish. He was carefully going through different airplane specs on his tablet, and making manual notes. I want that guy as my pilot.

My low boil got a spike. The guy in the first row of economy, across the aisle from me was a classic 305 area poseur. Masked, a white V-necked T-shirt, skinny jeans, some type of popular, white leather sneakers. Dude had that hairdo where the sides were clipped close, but the top was overlong and mega-gelled.

In a simpering voice that, 10-15 years ago would’ve meant that he was a very queenie homosexual, but these days just means that he’s a male of a certain age from a certain area, he FaceTimed a confederate.

“Well, they say there is a policy, but it’s, like, totally unenforced. Look, there’s someone without a mask, and there, too. Can you believe it? Oh no, I’m taking pictures and I’m documenting all of this.”

Okay. On the one hand, I get it. It’s kind of what I’ve been complaining about. The airline has a (useless) policy, the exceptions to policy are kind of nebulous.

On the other hand, this simpering, self-impressed, self-important git who has never done anything productive in his sorry life is delivering pronouncements on people that just want to get from point A to point B, and the airline that wants to facilitate that in the face of zero good decision-making data.

This little twinkleberry pushed all of my buttons, as I listened to his monologue. I counted to ten. I did my self-control (and tactical) breathing. Four-count in, four-count hold, four-count exhale.

The black guy with his grinder across the aisle was tensing up. The masked pilot next to me was obviously aware of and taking umbrage at this douche-canoe’s comments.

Okay, breathe again, man.

My fingers drummed on the armrest. I ran through courses of action and thought about the most likely outcomes and most dangerous outcomes and how to mitigate both (I’m such an Army geek). Also, Mongo has learned through trial and tragic error to lance the Rage Boil early. The more the tempests of temper build, the more likely that my chosen course of action will be inappropriate and excessive. I know that. Breathe 2-3-4, hold 2-3-4, exhale 2-3-4. Ahh. Calm. Nope.

I turned in my seat, pointed the blade hand at the masked pretty boy, and said, from the diaphragm with the blade hand-chopping to emphasize each word: You. Are. A. Wussy.

Of course, the word I used wasn’t wussy, but you get the idea. Twinkerbell put his phone down and looked away, not a peep from him the whole rest of the trip. Black dude with a sub gave me head chuck, the one that means not only do I agree with you, but I’m with you if there’s any fallout. The nebbish-y pilot dude got really into the specs displayed on his tablet.

The rest of the trip went fine. Even the traffic on the way home was good.

We need to end this mask/lockdown insanity.

It’s useless.

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  1. Stina Member

    I nominate you for health czar in chief.

    This face mask crap is really getting ridiculous. There’s all these studies coming out stating that they work and now they’ll be masking elementary kids in the face to face schools. Can you imagine how much learning will happen with kindergarteners wearing masks? I’m supposed to get my teeny 5 year old used to wearing one, but they don’t fit his face. I could make one, but I just moved and that’s not logistically feasible atm.

    I feel lied to. For good reason. No one – not the media, not the CDC, not our public leaders and experts – have fostered trust. They use truth for convenience, meaning telling it or not depends on their end goals.

    And considering what they have stood against and what they stood for, I’m going with their end goal isn’t our health and well-being, so no trust earned.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:10 PM PDT
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  2. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo

    Stina (View Comment):
    I feel lied to.

    That, my love, is because you’ve been lied to.

    • #2
    • August 5, 2020, at 3:13 PM PDT
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  3. ctlaw Coolidge

    Past footage of Mongo on a plane:

    https://youtu.be/kR9CdLV0xzU?t=35

    https://youtu.be/dp043py-Rqs?t=69

    https://youtu.be/ppC7i1ql880?t=50

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:18 PM PDT
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  4. RightAngles Member

    Aha I do love to see there are still some Alpha Males. (“Twinkleberry” haha!) We’re all being gaslighted. It’s turning everyone into good little Nazis, tattling on their neighbors, posting their pictures on the internet. How do they not see themselves? And why are people not THINKING. If masks really work, then why does everything have to be shut down? I say open it back up, and if you’re “compromised” or if you’re that afraid, wear a mask or stay home. How did we arrive at “I’m compromised so YOU have to wear a mask or stay home”? Nothing makes any sense, and nobody is noticing. Well, except for us.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:20 PM PDT
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  5. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    I say open it back up, and if you’re “compromised” or if you’re that afraid, wear a mask or stay home. How did we arrive at “I’m compromised so YOU have to wear a mask or stay home”?

    Yes, and you’re too pretty to be wearing a mask. I know you’re being ironic and what not, but drop the “masked RA” avatar. It’s just not right.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:37 PM PDT
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  6. Percival Thatcher
    PercivalJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Boss Mongo:

    We need to end this mask/lockdown insanity.

    It’s useless.

     

     There could be a silver lining. It may be teaching a significant segment of the population to view pointless government edicts with suspicion, if not contempt.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:39 PM PDT
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  7. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Boss Mongo: Do ya’ll not know how transmission works?

    So how does transmission work? What is the mechanism/exposure that results in someone getting seriously ill. Not a very weak illness that is essentially a natural vaccination. Not a sympton-free shadow illness. I mean an illness that results in a doctor visit or lost work. Is it “loud talking”? Singing? A sneeze? A cough? Sitting next to someone on a bus for 10 minutes? Handshakes? Or, is it a long (6+ hour) exposure of inhaling aerosol particles in a room with someone that shedding hard? Because if it is just the last one, then masks are no good. 

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:39 PM PDT
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  8. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce CawardJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Dude. Nailed it.

    Whatever the mask proponents think they are doing by this practice, they are not doing. It’s not what’s really happening. As amply described in your post.

    No matter how much each side wants to go on about some scientific Ideal concerning mask wearing, there is no such thing as this Ideal. Never has been, never will be.

    Any scientific experiment has to control all of the meaningful variables, otherwise the results aren’t reliable. When a scientist designs an experiment, he has to document every single variable that will matter. He goes to a lot of work to do this, because it’s possible then that his results will have some meaning. But even then after all of that effort, other peer reviews will find holes in his technique, rendering his experiment invalid. This happens all the time.

    They all declare that we must wear “masks”. These masks can be anything, even the $.99 piece of cotton bandanna I might tie across my face. This thing does nothing, except annoy me. I suppose I could probably get a dark colored woman’s stocking and tie around my face and no one would say boo. (I actually thought about buying a lacy black D cup bra and fashioning one of the cups into a mask. If anybody raise that eyebrow, I could smile and say well, I might as well enjoy myself! But then I thought that would be just being a dick.)

    Point is, as you made very well in your post, that whatever all of the mask proponents think the masks are doing, out in the real world, the inescapable, unavoidable real freaking world, the mask thing is a joke. To paraphrase Inigo Montoya, I do not think this mask thing is doing the thing you think it’s doing.

    What it is doing however, is probably accomplishing its intended mission. To alienate us from each other, to identify how many of us are compliant and easy to manipulate, to give a symbol of authority to otherwise hapless, ridiculous Pols, and, most of all, to lull us into complacency believing that our leaders are making a difference, that they’ve got this.

    Folks, they don’t. they don’t have the faintest clue how to deal with this situation. But if they can give you the idea that they’ve got it all under control and that you just have to do as they say, however objectively, demonstrably stupid it is, well, what will you agree to next?

    I keep wondering when they will declare that all pets are carriers, and, sorry about this, but they will be sending squads around to euthanize your dogs and cats. Like that episode of Chernobyl. Will all the Karens still be staring at you hatefully if you hesitate before handing over the leash?

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:41 PM PDT
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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    I think we are we are being played with masks. I avoid them when I can, will wear them when I must, but make a point of notifying the manager that because of their mask policy they have lost my business for the time being. Until business and people push back this farce will continue. I have even heard people discussing how since it is so helpful masks need to be required even after this pandemic to reduce common cold and flus. The safety nannies and Karen’s love the power they are getting out of this event.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:44 PM PDT
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  10. Blondie Thatcher

    I love your stories! Good for you to say something. I bet he’s never been challenged before. He probably needed to change his undies. 
    And Pooper Cooper extended Phase 2 for 5 more weeks. Glad y’all were at Topsail and not Oak Island. 

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:55 PM PDT
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  11. RightAngles Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo: Do ya’ll not know how transmission works?

    So how does transmission work? What is the mechanism/exposure that results in someone getting seriously ill. Not a very weak illness that is essentially a natural vaccination. Not a sympton-free shadow illness. I mean an illness that results in a doctor visit or lost work. Is it “loud talking”? Singing? A sneeze? A cough? Sitting next to someone on a bus for 10 minutes? Handshakes? Or, is it a long (6+ hour) exposure of inhaling aerosol particles in a room with someone that shedding hard? Because if it is just the last one, then masks are no good.

    I have found this helpful explanation for you. Take notes, now. We might have a pop quiz:

     

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    • August 5, 2020, at 3:59 PM PDT
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  12. Stina Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Boss Mongo: Do ya’ll not know how transmission works?

    So how does transmission work? What is the mechanism/exposure that results in someone getting seriously ill. Not a very weak illness that is essentially a natural vaccination. Not a sympton-free shadow illness. I mean an illness that results in a doctor visit or lost work. Is it “loud talking”? Singing? A sneeze? A cough? Sitting next to someone on a bus for 10 minutes? Handshakes? Or, is it a long (6+ hour) exposure of inhaling aerosol particles in a room with someone that shedding hard? Because if it is just the last one, then masks are no good.

    I have found this helpful explanation for you. Take notes, now. We might have a pop quiz:

     

    You need church attendance at 100%

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    • August 5, 2020, at 4:07 PM PDT
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  13. OldPhil Coolidge

    pull up neck gators that just make them look like a circumcision gone wrong

    Ooohh

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    • August 5, 2020, at 4:54 PM PDT
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  14. Z in MT Member

    My feeling is that masks are a marginal benefit, however if it gets people and governments to return to some normality, they are a good trade.

    It is hard to deconvolve the mask mandates vs. increased cases on the effect of people resuming socializing but here in MT when the mask mandate came down there was a noticeable down tick in the business at bars and restaurants.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 5:28 PM PDT
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  15. Bruce Caward Thatcher
    Bruce CawardJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Z in MT (View Comment):

    My feeling is that masks are a marginal benefit, however if it gets people and governments to return to some normality, they are a good trade.

    It is hard to deconvolve the mask mandates vs. increased cases on the effect of people resuming socializing but here in MT when the mask mandate came down there was a noticeable down tick in the business at bars and restaurants.

    Okay. But that is the choice of the patrons.

    If the bars and restaurants are suffering, they can always do a show of compliance, then simply not enforce it much once inside. This would not be much different from what they are doing now. Eventually the whole thing will collapse and dissapate as the masks become more and more silly.

    Here in central PA where I’m working, we went into a Smokey Joe’s for a beer, just as we had the day before. But today, they had to enforce the new “must order food also to order a beer” mandate.

    We could no longer sit at the bar, where yesterday we had sat with 6′ separation between every pair of stools. So we had to sit at a table about 7 feet from the now empty bar. As we sat down, we took our masks off, having successfully navigated our way through the front door and past the hostess station. Everyone else at tables were also maskless; this was evidently okay. [Puh-lease!]

    We ordered food, but wanted it to go – we would drink a beer while we waited for it. Apparently that was not acceptable according to the new diktat. The bartender said we would have to either open the food when it came and take at least a bite, or order something to eat while we waited. He didn’t look happy about any of this, but was afraid for his liquor license.

    This, folks, is insanity.

    Cuomo got indignant after bars came up with “Cuomo Snax”, bar food you could buy for a nickel with your beer. Instead of realizing that he was indeed a tremendous asshat with big nostrils, he doubled down and decreed that in NYS one must order the minimum of at least a sandwich. He considered wings, then decided that no, only a sandwich on up would do. He actually said this, out loud! And he calls Trump a dictator.

    Anybody who takes this man seriously about anything after this is living in a Monty Python sketch.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 5:57 PM PDT
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  16. John H. Member
    John H.Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    So good to see the word “nebbish.” Well, see that it still exists, because it surely needs to. I just did a Ricochet search for it, having no idea how many hits I would get. Answer: about a half dozen. I am pleased to report a post of my own was among them. Well, not pleased that I myself had to mention nebbishes. But a man’s gotta do etc. 

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    • August 5, 2020, at 6:13 PM PDT
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  17. tigerlily Member

    Here’s an article from The New England Journal of Medicine May 2020 which states “…wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.”

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    • August 5, 2020, at 6:38 PM PDT
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  18. Sandy Member

    John H. (View Comment):

    So good to see the word “nebbish.” Well, see that it still exists, because it surely needs to. I just did a Ricochet search for it, having no idea how many hits I would get. Answer: about a half dozen. I am pleased to report a post of my own was among them. Well, not pleased that I myself had to mention nebbishes. But a man’s gotta do etc.

    Funny that the word is so little heard just when it would have so many applications.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 6:43 PM PDT
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  19. Maguffin Member

    I was wearing this kind of mask for a while, but I stopped because I wasn’t getting the right kind of attention.

    I chose the leopard print.

    With the matching bra and panties. Go big or go home.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 6:50 PM PDT
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  20. Boss Mongo Member
    Boss Mongo

    Maguffin (View Comment):

    I was wearing this kind of mask for a while, but I stopped because I wasn’t getting the right kind of attention.

    I chose the leopard print.

    With the matching bra and panties. Go big or go home.

    Umm, yeah. No.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:18 PM PDT
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  21. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Z in MT (View Comment):
    My feeling is that masks are a marginal benefit, however if it gets people and governments to return to some normality, they are a good trade.

    What’s that old saying? Those that would trade freedom for health security will get neither. Something like that.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:30 PM PDT
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  22. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    Bruce Caward (View Comment):

    Dude. Nailed it.

    Whatever the mask proponents think they are doing by this practice, they are not doing. It’s not what’s really happening. As amply described in your post.

    No matter how much each side wants to go on about some scientific Ideal concerning mask wearing, there is no such thing as this Ideal. Never has been, never will be.

    Any scientific experiment has to control all of the meaningful variables, otherwise the results aren’t reliable. When a scientist designs an experiment, he has to document every single variable that will matter. He goes to a lot of work to do this, because it’s possible then that his results will have some meaning. But even then after all of that effort, other peer reviews will find holes in his technique, rendering his experiment invalid. This happens all the time.

    They all declare that we must wear “masks”. These masks can be anything, even the $.99 piece of cotton bandanna I might tie across my face. This thing does nothing, except annoy me. I suppose I could probably get a dark colored woman’s stocking and tie around my face and no one would say boo. (I actually thought about buying a lacy black D cup bra and fashioning one of the cups into a mask. If anybody raise that eyebrow, I could smile and say well, I might as well enjoy myself! But then I thought that would be just being a dick.)

    Point is, as you made very well in your post, that whatever all of the mask proponents think the masks are doing, out in the real world, the inescapable, unavoidable real freaking world, the mask thing is a joke. SNIP

    What it is doing however, is probably accomplishing its intended mission. To alienate us from each other, to identify how many of us are compliant and easy to manipulate, to give a symbol of authority to otherwise hapless, ridiculous Pols, and, most of all, to lull us into complacency believing that our leaders are making a difference, that they’ve got this.

    Folks, they don’t. they don’t have the faintest clue how to deal with this situation. But if they can give you the idea that they’ve got it all under control and that you just have to do as they say, however objectively, demonstrably stupid it is, well, what will you agree to next?

    I keep wondering when they will declare that all pets are carriers, and, sorry about this, but they will be sending squads around to euthanize your dogs and cats. Like that episode of Chernobyl. Will all the Karens still be staring at you hatefully if you hesitate before handing over the leash?

    As far as the absurdities “the experts” might insist belong inside their tool boxes of “fixes” a council government in Gr Britain just declared their right to demolish COVID contaminated buildings. If that can happen, anything can.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:44 PM PDT
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  23. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Maguffin (View Comment):

    I was wearing this kind of mask for a while, but I stopped because I wasn’t getting the right kind of attention.

    I chose the leopard print.

    With the matching bra and panties. Go big or go home.

    I want one for the wife

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:47 PM PDT
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  24. RightAngles Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Maguffin (View Comment):

    I was wearing this kind of mask for a while, but I stopped because I wasn’t getting the right kind of attention.

    I chose the leopard print.

    With the matching bra and panties. Go big or go home.

    I want one for the wife

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:57 PM PDT
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  25. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Maguffin (View Comment):

    I was wearing this kind of mask for a while, but I stopped because I wasn’t getting the right kind of attention.

    I chose the leopard print.

    With the matching bra and panties. Go big or go home.

    I want one for the wife

    We already has one like that.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 7:57 PM PDT
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  26. Maguffin Member

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    As far as the absurdities “the experts” might insist belong inside their tool boxes of “fixes” a council government in Gr Britain just declared their right to demolish COVID contaminated buildings. If that can happen, anything can.

    I read that. I was sure I was wrong. How does that even make SENSE? Couldn’t you a) disinfect it, or b) leave it alone long enough for the virus to die?

    I hope they let the people leave before they do it. Let’s not give China any ideas.

    I mean, now, cooties – yeah, that I could see. I’ve still got some that have stuck around since grade school.

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    • August 5, 2020, at 9:09 PM PDT
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  27. MarciN Member

    I think the masks have already served a great purpose: they prompted Boss Mongo to write this wonderfully funny and vivid story. :-) 

    Glad the hurricane wasn’t too bad in Florida. It missed us on Cape Cod completely, but apparently it picked up speed as it moved north. Mount Washington in New Hampshire clocked winds of 147 miles per hour

    Glad all of you were okay. :-) 

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    • August 5, 2020, at 9:38 PM PDT
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  28. Arahant Member

    Boss Mongo: The number of people walking around with pull up neck gators that just make them look like a circumcision gone wrong

    I fell over laughing.

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    • August 6, 2020, at 2:13 AM PDT
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  29. Arahant Member

    Boss Mongo:

    I turned in my seat, pointed the blade hand at the masked pretty boy, and said, from the diaphragm with the blade hand chopping to emphasize each word: You. Are. A. Wussy.

    Of course, the word I used wasn’t wussy, but you get the idea. Twinkerbell put his phone down and looked away, not a peep from him the whole rest of the trip. Black dude with a sub gave me head chuck, the one that means not only do I agree with you, but I’m with you if there’s any fallout.

    Love it, love it, love it.

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    • August 6, 2020, at 2:20 AM PDT
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  30. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White MaleJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    Aha I do love to see there are still some Alpha Males. (“Twinkleberry” haha!) We’re all being gaslighted. It’s turning everyone into good little Nazis, tattling on their neighbors, posting their pictures on the internet. How do they not see themselves? And why are people not THINKING. If masks really work, then why does everything have to be shut down? I say open it back up, and if you’re “compromised” or if you’re that afraid, wear a mask or stay home. How did we arrive at “I’m compromised so YOU have to wear a mask or stay home”? Nothing makes any sense, and nobody is noticing. Well, except for us.

    Yup.

    If we have to wear masks, then mandate them but open up EVERYTHING. I want to go to a baseball game. I want to be back in the office.

    If they don’t work, then let’s forget about them,

    Anecdotally, the mask hysteria seems to be concentrated in those in their 20s. The ones who were thoroughly propagandized in high school and college. In another culture I think they were called the Hitler youth.

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    • August 6, 2020, at 5:50 AM PDT
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