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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence toured the Mayo Clinic without sporting a facial mask despite that renowned medical facility telling him it was required to wear one.

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"Mask... mask... mask...? I don't need no stinkin' mask! Donnie told me no mask. Donnie is a stable genius."

VP Supine Mike Pence

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-28 03:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He should have not even been allowed into the gift shop without one.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-04-28 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good grief, that patient is recovering from the coronavirus and Pence couldn't care less. Probably thinks God is his mask.

Pence and Trump - what great role models.

#3 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-28 04:00 PM | Reply

What an -------.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-28 04:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pretty obvious Trump administration is trying to give the impression that the virus isn't a problem. They never observed proper protocol at the press briefings. But to do this to a hospital is beyond sickening.

I cannot wait for the day that these cruel pieces of ---- are not running the country anymore.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-28 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He doesn't need a mask. He's wealthy and the Vice President of the United States.

If he needs medical attention he'll receive the best available.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-28 04:24 PM | Reply

At this point in time I view anyone in public that isn't wearing some type of face covering as basically saying to me and everyone else, "Eff you, I don't give a damn about whether I give you the virus!"

Yes, masks are uncomfortable but I imagine that intubation is far worse. The erosion of any shared sense of community and common good seems nearly complete. For Pence not to wear a mask inside a medical facility indicates a total rejection of science and an unquestioned fealty to an egotistical cultism demanded by the idiocy of The One.

The abject ignorance and the refusal of these two elected leaders of America to properly set a wisened example for the nation to follow only underscores that their personal feelings and beliefs guide their actions regardless of how reckless and potentially harmful those actions might be if everyone acted as they choose to.

#7 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-04-28 04:40 PM | Reply

Masks are for little people.

#8 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-04-28 06:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Refusing to respect the medical protocol which requires all to wear a mask is a personal insult, and a physical threat to patients and staff alike.

Seriously, did this dip-squat not hear of the Boris Johnson episode?

#9 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-04-28 07:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Leaving Off Mask At Mayo Clinic, Pence Said He Wanted To Look Workers 'In The Eye'

#10 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-04-28 08:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 7

- Pence Said He Wanted To Look Workers 'In The Eye'

Brain dead. The entire Trump admin has inert grey matter.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-28 08:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pence Said He Wanted To Look Workers 'In The Eye'

Does he know the mask doesn't go over your eyes?

#12 | Posted by JOE at 2020-04-28 08:49 PM | Reply

Everyone wearing a mask but Pence makes Pence look unserious and egotistical. Prince Pence doesn't need to wear a mask like the rest of the peons.

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 09:00 PM | Reply

Where is poetic justice or instant karma when you need it?

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 09:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pence says HE doesn't need a mask because HE gets tested every day.... so unlike one of Trump's flunkies to flaunt his preferential elitist status when so many everyday people can't get tested and are making masks out of old t-shirts.

Way to Marie Antoinette the pandemic, doofus.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-28 09:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What a penis.

#16 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-28 09:34 PM | Reply

Cool. He's leading the way. Donald is next? Are there any Ebola patients he'd like to hang out with?

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-28 09:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

16

women say that to me...but they're looking at my penis

#18 | Posted by eberly at 2020-04-28 09:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

Did you know Spiro Agnew is an anagram for Grow A Penis?

Eberly did.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-28 09:47 PM | Reply

Methinks Trump and Pence need a Boris Johnson-type wake-up call because some people, usually the very stupid and/or arrogant ones, only learn things the hard way.

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 09:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Why should I wear a mask? My momma said I was handsome."

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-04-28 11:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Your momma just didn't want to hurt your feelings is all.

#22 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-04-28 11:20 PM | Reply

More like: "Mother told me not to get on Donnie's bad side, or he'll dump my tooshie and replace me with that photogenic Nikki Haley."

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 11:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They never should have allowed him in. He was notified of the policy before he left D.C.. His office was notified. He didn't dare wear a mask and risk offending Trump, plus he's a self-righteous dumbass. They should have prevented him from entering saying "Here's your required mask." and if he didn't put it on, they should have locked the doors to him.

F&*%ng POSs we have in the WH with both the "President" and his pandering sycophantic VP.

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-28 11:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Maybe Pence just likes to break the rules he can:

twitter.com

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 11:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Anybody miss Nulli rushing in to Pence's defense? Me neither.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 11:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

#25 - his hand on the equipment labeled "Critical flight hardware, DO NOT TOUCH" - please, let that be someone's idea of humor. Please.

#27 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-28 11:36 PM | Reply

#26 - I do not, either, Gal.

Good-night.

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-28 11:37 PM | Reply

Pence on that viral NASA photo: Rubio dared me

Mike Pence set social media abuzz Thursday with a photo of him touching a piece of NASA space equipment clearly marked "do not touch." On Friday, the vice president jokingly blamed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for it.

www.cnn.com

#29 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-28 11:40 PM | Reply

"In the West Wing, Trump often belittles Pence in front of others. Pence lives in mortal fear of being booted off the ticket. Trump constantly reminds Mike that he almost didn't choose him.'"

www.vanityfair.com

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-29 07:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

That's just great.
How does anyone support these bozos? These idiots?
Thanks Gal.

#31 | Posted by YAV at 2020-04-29 07:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pence says HE doesn't need a mask because HE gets tested every day....

What a waste of tests.

#32 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-29 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pence felt self conscious wearing the ball-gag and the gimp mask in public.

#33 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-04-29 01:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"Pence says HE doesn't need a mask because HE gets tested every day...."

Wow.

Do deplorables realize that there's no cure yet?

The test does not prevent you from getting the virus.

Where was the secret service? They are supposed to throw themselves between the Deadly virus and the VP.

Maybe they are all just hanging back with their fingers crossed and hoping for the best. Let our Dear leaders get the virus and let gawd sort it out.

#34 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-29 02:09 PM | Reply

Do deplorables realize that there's no cure yet?

I doubt there's a cure.

At best, there's going to be a vaccine.

Aka, controlled infections.

#35 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-29 02:18 PM | Reply

"At best, there's going to be a vaccine."

Yeah. Maybe. Even that might not even be possible. We have been seeking the cure to the common cold (Coronavirus) forever. Still don't have one.

We can't even test and surveil properly yet.

#36 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-29 02:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is called Leading By Example.
Sometimes, the example can be deadly.
Pence's leadership on the Indiana HIV outbreak, for example.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-29 02:47 PM | Reply

#10 ANGRYDAD

It sounds like something Trump mentioned to him, so he's taking it as literally as possible. That said, what does Pence imagine those emergency workers think when he confronts them? "Thanks for the re-infection! Now, could you lick a few urinals and taste this infectious sample, sir. Please give mother Trump a big kiss from all of those who are at risk while working."

#38 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-04-29 03:49 PM | Reply

@#15 ... Pence says HE doesn't need a mask because HE gets tested every day ...

Another aspect is that if VP Pence does "catch" something because he has no mask, he will bring that back to the White House and mingle with the highest levels of the government before any testing will pick up that he has been infected.

#39 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-04-29 05:04 PM | Reply

Also there is a high error rate with the tests. A lot of false positives and uh oh... false negatives.

"Early research indicates that a common test for COVID-19 may produce "false negatives" up to 30 percent of the time."

www.healthline.com

#40 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-29 07:17 PM | Reply

So in Trumptilian a 30% error rate means 100% safe!!!

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-29 07:18 PM | Reply

---- him. He's a ------- -------.

#42 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2020-04-29 07:33 PM | Reply

So he saw literally everyone was wearing one and he didn't ask about it?

#43 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-04-30 11:48 AM | Reply

"Mother" went on Fox News this morning claiming Mike didn't know he was supposed to wear a mask until after the visit. So one of the Pence's or both are lying, surprise surprise.

#44 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-30 01:39 PM | Reply

We have been seeking the cure to the common cold (Coronavirus) forever. Still don't have one.
We can't even test and surveil properly yet.
#36 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

The common cold is caused by rhinovirus.

The reason there isn't a vaccine for those is there are three species with a combined total of 160 serotypes between them.

And yes, there are other coronaviruses that cause seasonal upper respiratory infections (estimate I saw was 25% total of all URIs) but there likely hasn't been a market draw big enough to fund the R&D for the vaccines.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-30 03:28 PM | Reply

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