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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Protesters, some carrying firearms, took their demonstration against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-home order inside the Michigan Capitol Thursday afternoon as lawmakers considered an expiring emergency declaration.

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Why do these idiots always show up wearing their ARs with a bunch of stupid crap on them they don't need?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-30 04:36 PM | Reply

Shoot em dead then watch the rest fled.

#2 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-30 04:38 PM | Reply

"Armed protest" is either riot, or rebellion.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 04:41 PM | Reply

They were having a tiny weenus convention and no one invited their Orange Fuhrer, how rude.

If I were the police I'd have my red dot scope aimed right between the eyes of an armed protester. The look from his hilljack buddy when he sees the red dot on his buddies for head would be priceless. They'd crap in their adult diapers on the spot!

Can't wait until all of these troglodytes gets infected.
Enjoy the virus ---------!

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-30 04:45 PM | Reply

The Flu Klux Klan strikes again.

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2020-04-30 05:07 PM | Reply

Why do these idiots always show up wearing their ARs with a bunch of stupid crap on them they don't need?

#1 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2020-04-30 04:36 PM | FLAG:

The same reason there's an AR-15 theme coffee company. Lifestyle fashion choice.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-30 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I went shopping for a new high vis orange, first responder molle vest. At that point Google ads decided what I really wanted to buy was an armored plate carrier and illegal AR mods from Wish.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-30 05:09 PM | Reply

I support their right to peaceful protesting.

But. Once the first bullet is shot.

Kill them all.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-30 05:10 PM | Reply

"I support their right to peaceful protesting."

If you're carrying a rifle, you're not peaceful protesting.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 05:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The same reason there's an AR-15 theme coffee company. Lifestyle fashion choice.

#6 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Yeah but it's worse than I thought. Went to a range just before all this started and out of the ten lanes in that wing of the indoor space there were at least 5 guys shooting ARs. Mostly with all sorts of dumb ----- on them like flashlights, ACOGs, bipods blah blah blah.

All acting super serious as if hitting a target at 20 yards was a hard thing to do.

For one or two mags then they would just start blasting away as fast as they could. Really great when four lanes are doing that in an enclosed range.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-30 05:51 PM | Reply

Do yourself a favor #10 and find somewhere else to shoot / train.

I have to go inside in the winter and each and every time I do I see something more ignorant than I saw the last time.

I'm not real sure what these people think will happen when the second civil war that they think they're going to win comes about, but I know for sure guys who can't see their feet are going to have a very hard time keeping up with those of us who can.

#11 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-30 06:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And every one of those yokels have a wet dream of Gretchen Whitmer in a blue dress and a .44 holster on her hip.The dreamers all wake suddenly when the Governor fires a warning shot, loud as a cannon, into the ceiling, or into the head of the House Speaker...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2020-04-30 06:25 PM | Reply

The rest of the world watches this and believes (knows) this country is inhabited largely by idiots. We are a laughing stock under Trump.

#13 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-30 06:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

America has about one-third of all confirmed coronavirus infections on the planet, with 1,054,261. It has more than one-quarter of all confirmed coronavirus deaths, at 61,717. Far behind in second place is Italy, with 205,463 infections and 27,967 deaths.

Why these folks are allowed to do this is up for guesses. I don't think another demographic could do this and not be dead.

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-30 06:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Focusing on Bruce's point, can you imagine if it was all black people showing up to protest carrying guns? There would be a massacre of black people.

#15 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-30 07:04 PM | Reply

"There would be a massacre of black people."

This really shows how much of what the police do to black people is based on the choice of the police to escalate or not.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 07:05 PM | Reply

Do yourself a favor #10 and find somewhere else to shoot / train.

I'd like to find an outdoor place where I can go back to trap/skeet or longer distance rifle shooting.

Don't know if I'll be able to with all this going on this summer but we'll see.

#17 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-30 07:06 PM | Reply

These are the same MAGAt turds who were cheering while Rick Snyder was deliberately poisoning the residents of Flint.

#18 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-04-30 07:07 PM | Reply

#10
If they had been young black men holding their pistol sideways, they would have been asked to leave.
Gun culture goes hand in hand with being a racist white snowflake.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 07:11 PM | Reply

"If they had been young black men holding their pistol sideways, they would have been asked to leave shot dead where they stood."

#20 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-04-30 07:13 PM | Reply

#20 I mean at the shooting range, not at the state house.
I'm not aware of black people being shot at the range, for shooting while black.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 07:20 PM | Reply

If they had been young black men holding their pistol sideways, they would have been asked to leave.
Gun culture goes hand in hand with being a racist white snowflake.

#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Funny. The booth immediately to my left was occupied by two black guys. They left when they were done shooting without being asked or told.

Maybe you should get out more.

Or at least stop trying to troll everybody.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2020-04-30 07:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Were they shooting gangster style too?

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 08:01 PM | Reply

Eh, you need to update that bit of casual racism trolling. Its very 90s. Since the dawn of the camera phone everybody cool from all races holds it sideways for the selfie. Which accidentally points it at the stalls next to you. Then they kick your usually Mexican ass out.

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-30 09:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Gun culture goes hand in hand with being a racist white snowflake.

#19 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

I buy a lot from a company called PSA.

They cater to po white snowflakes.

I almost own enough of their products to kick off a revolution in a small country.

I know for sure that I'm not the clientele they set out to attract.

#25 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-04-30 09:39 PM | Reply

#24 I'm not opposed to kicking them out. They should get kicked out.

I'm saying when the sign says NO RAPID FIRE and they get kicked out for rapid fire, it's not White Lee Malvo with his Bushmaster XM-15 they're kicking out.

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-30 10:05 PM | Reply

"Michigan politicians wear bulletproof vests as armed protesters storm Capitol to protest stay-at-home orders"

#27 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-04-30 10:28 PM | Reply

I guess this is how Trump plans on winning MI in 2020:

Senator Dayna Polehanki @SenPolehanki

Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today. #mileg

twitter.com

Steve Schmidt @SteveSchmidtSES

Let's be clear about something. Cammo-clad paramilitary fetishists festooned in tactical gear and carrying assault rifles storming our state capitols while "protesting" is obscene. It is an assault on the sanctity of representative democracy and our American system.

#28 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-30 10:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

A lot of those people are desperate and that is why they are acting nutty. 1200 bucks doesn't sustain people for long. No income and bare cupboards will make people do things they normally wouldn't. I may be there in a few months if I end up getting laid off.

#29 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-05-01 06:30 AM | Reply

#26 oh you didnt get it. Not 90s tv gangster sideways. I mean sideways parallel with the range.

How much range time are you getting to make observations about range behavior? You sound like an ----------.

#30 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-01 08:00 AM | Reply

Parallel with the firing line, perpendicular to the range. That's your modern selfie got me kicked out pose.

#31 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-01 08:01 AM | Reply

carrying assault rifles

#28 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY AT 2020-04-30 10:37 PM | FLAG:

They can't afford Assault Rifles. Those things go $10k+.

#32 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-01 08:22 AM | Reply

oh that thing people used to call people here is now a slur. Nice one Rcade.

#33 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-05-01 08:23 AM | Reply

Nothing says tyrannical government like storming a capital building armed with no consequences other than suffering from severe stupidity.

#34 | Posted by qcp at 2020-05-01 08:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Let's be clear about something. Cammo-clad paramilitary fetishists festooned in tactical gear and carrying assault rifles storming our state capitols while "protesting" is obscene. It is an assault on the sanctity of representative democracy and our American system."

Similarly, being told you're not allowed to work is an assault on individual freedom.

A lot of these people hold the belief that the government is eventually going to turn authoritarian and deny them their rights. A month ago, that happened.

#35 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 08:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Some of my colleagues who own bullet proof vests are wearing them.

Theater.

Unless they have a ballistic plate the AR is going right through it.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 08:55 AM | Reply

Similarly, being told you're not allowed to work is an assault on individual freedom.
A lot of these people hold the belief that the government is eventually going to turn authoritarian and deny them their rights. A month ago, that happened.

#35 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

You've never struck me as the hyperventilating cooze type.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 08:56 AM | Reply

When you try to argue your absurd point above, please try to work in how exactly you and they aren't self-centered sociopaths. Thanks.

#38 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 08:58 AM | Reply

A lot of these people hold the belief that the government is eventually going to turn authoritarian and deny them their rights.

#35 | Posted by madbomber at 2020

A lot of these people are simple thugs.

#39 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-01 09:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"You've never struck me as the hyperventilating cooze type."

That's definitely not my scene.

But these people take offense at being told they shouldn't be allowed to own a gun because someone somewhere else might get hurt. now they're being told they are not allowed to earn a living for their family because someone somewhere else might get hurt.

#40 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:15 AM | Reply

"When you try to argue your absurd point above, please try to work in how exactly you and they aren't self-centered sociopaths. Thanks."

How are they self-centered when they're advocating individual freedom for everyone?

#41 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"A lot of these people are simple thugs."

Probably.

I'm sure many are the right-wing version of Antifa-never missing a chance to show up and cause trouble. Although I do agree in principle with these troublemakers, while the Black Bloc is just a bunch of Marxist idiots.

#42 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:20 AM | Reply

How are they self-centered when they're advocating individual freedom for everyone?
#41 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER AT 2020-05-01 09:18 AM | REPLY

because they're spreading the virus.

duh.

#43 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-05-01 09:27 AM | Reply

"because they're spreading the virus. duh."

Are they?

The article didn't say. Maybe you can tell me how many sick people showed up there.

Nevermind. It doesn't matter. The security guards were wearing masks. And they didn't look like they were part of the sickly demographic most likely to suffer from COVID.

#44 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:34 AM | Reply

But these people take offense at being told they shouldn't be allowed to own a gun because someone somewhere else might get hurt. now they're being told they are not allowed to earn a living for their family because someone somewhere else might get hurt.

#40 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Two entirely unrelated topics. No reason whatsoever to show up armed for these protests.

And how exactly is the last line supposed to be seen as anything other than selfish, self-centered and sociopathic?

You don't care if people die or are permanently disabled because you want to werk your jerb?

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 09:39 AM | Reply

How are they self-centered when they're advocating individual freedom for everyone?
#41 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Self-righteous spin. Nothing more.

Same as all the moralizing we've heard from the right for as long as I've been alive.

It's all about money, the only thing that drives those idiots from day to day.

#46 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 09:40 AM | Reply

"No reason whatsoever to show up armed for these protests."

Does it really matter?

"And how exactly is the last line supposed to be seen as anything other than selfish, self-centered and sociopathic?"

How can you be self-centered when you're arguing for everyone's rights? Furthermore, these protests occurred after the Governor invoked executive priviledge when the legislature refused to extend the state's disaster declaration:

www.bing.com

Michigan now has a dictator.

#47 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:53 AM | Reply

"It's all about money, the only thing that drives those idiots from day to day."

Yeah. This looks like a rich crowd.

#48 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:54 AM | Reply

You don't have to be rich to be driven by greed.

#49 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 09:57 AM | Reply

Michigan now has a dictator.

#47 | POSTED BY HYPERVENTILATING COOZE

#50 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 09:57 AM | Reply

"You don't have to be rich to be driven by greed."

Is the desire to feed your family and pay your bills greedy?

#51 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:59 AM | Reply

"#47 | POSTED BY HYPERVENTILATING COOZE"

Cool. But you can't really bitch about all that ---- Trump does unilaterally. Unless your position is that stepping on the democratic process is OK, provided it's your person doing the stepping.

#52 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 09:59 AM | Reply

you can't really bitch about all that ---- Trump does unilaterally

Have you ever considered the fact that shuttering businesses to respond to a pandemic tends to be squarely within the realm of statutory authority provided to a Governor and/or her administration, and that many of Trump's unilateral actions that people complain about are arguably not within his statutory authority?

I realize this very simple level of nuance might be too much for you to handle, but it really does make a difference.

#53 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-01 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

You've also already admitted that any amount of death is acceptable in exchange for any amount of economic activity, so your position on closure orders is deserving of laughter and nothing more.

#54 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-01 10:45 AM | Reply

"Have you ever considered the fact that shuttering businesses to respond to a pandemic tends to be squarely within the realm of statutory authority provided to a Governor and/or her administration, and that many of Trump's unilateral actions that people complain about are arguably not within his statutory authority?"

Technically, both are operating within the authorities held by the office...at least at this point. But choosing to go with an executive order after the legislature says no is a sure sign of what JPW might call sociopathy.

#55 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 10:52 AM | Reply

"You've also already admitted that any amount of death is acceptable in exchange for any amount of economic activity, so your position on closure orders is deserving of laughter and nothing more."

You run on the dim side, and you come off as a bit of a Nancy, so I don't think you'll ever get it. But I'll try and explain.

if you want to hunker down in your home until you die of old age, I support your right to do so. If you want to go to bars, dance clubs, lick toilets seats, have sex with those who are infected with COVID, whatever, I support your right to do so. Not having much experience as a Nancy, I see you choice as being almost as bad as dying. Prison with a better cell...assuming your home is nicer than a prison cell, of course.

The bottom line is that the vast majority of people aren't going to die from this. And those at risk, assuming they care, should be isolating themselves.

#56 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 10:56 AM | Reply

Is the desire to feed your family and pay your bills greedy?

#51 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

There is generous unemployment benefits available for the next four months.

This isn't about feeding one's family.

Then again, given the nature of the organizers of these "grass roots protests" that's abundantly clear.

These are political kamikazi runs, nothing more.

#57 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cool. But you can't really bitch about all that ---- Trump does unilaterally. Unless your position is that stepping on the democratic process is OK, provided it's your person doing the stepping.

#52 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

My position is that it's well established that public health measures are well within the realm of acceptable government actions when they are necessary. Don't care what party is in charge as evidenced by the fact that I'm arguing in favor of the measures under a GOP administration.

Duh.

#58 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 11:26 AM | Reply

But choosing to go with an executive order after the legislature says no is a sure sign of what JPW might call sociopathy.

#55 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Man you guys are really good at crafting false equivalencies.

#59 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 11:27 AM | Reply

The bottom line is that the vast majority of people aren't going to die from this. And those at risk, assuming they care, should be isolating themselves.

#56 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Framing this as a choice is a cop out, likely because your position requires it.

Anyways, for the gagillionth time, it's not just about death. You clearly, against for the gagillionth time, don't understand what flatten the curve means. Become informed before opening your mouth.

Also, if we let everybody run around and just spread it uninhibited, there likely won't be a level of isolation good enough to save those who "choose" to isolate themselves. High prevalence in the population will make their chances of catching it astronomically higher when they have to go out. And they will have to go out at some point. There is no complete isolation.

Finally, you're basically advocating for a stricter quarantine of a smaller proportion of the population. That is what would be necessary for your plan to work and not kill thousands of more people.

Which is why in the end your position amounts to "let me do what I want, let everybody else deal with the consequences". A typically short sighted, self-centered "c-c-conservative" viewpoint.

#60 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 11:31 AM | Reply

"There is generous unemployment benefits available for the next four months."

Not really.

There is somewhere in the neighborhood of $1k per week. Not very generous if your employment income is more than that. And it expires on 31 July.

Ask Snoofy what those people should be doing 17 months from now.

#61 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 11:45 AM | Reply

"My position is that it's well established that public health measures are well within the realm of acceptable government actions when they are necessary."

The position of the rest of the Michigan legislature is that it is not.

So let's put it this way. If the governor were a Republican who lifted a lock down via executive order after a democratic-majority legislature ordered that it stay in place, would you still be supportive?

#62 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 11:47 AM | Reply

Technically, both are operating within the authorities held by the office...at least at this point.

Where do you "technically" get that from? The fact that Congress and the Courts don't always hold Trump to account for exceeding his authority does not mean he hasn't "technically" exceeded it.

#63 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-01 11:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Also, if we let everybody run around and just spread it uninhibited, there likely won't be a level of isolation good enough to save those who "choose" to isolate themselves."

Utterly ------- wrong.

if I don't leave my house, and don't let anyone in my house, the risk to me is tangent to zero. If I do leave my house in a chem suit and an M50 mask, the risk to me is tangent to zero.

How is it you don't get this?

#64 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 11:49 AM | Reply

if you want to hunker down in your home until you die of old age, I support your right to do so. If you want to go to bars, dance clubs, lick toilets seats, have sex with those who are infected with COVID, whatever, I support your right to do so.

The issue is that the latter is proven to accelerate the spread of a deadly pandemic, and the spread isn't limited to the people who lick toilet seats. The toilet licker then comes to my grocery store and sneezes on my cereal and coughs in my cashier's face. The toilet licker gets COVID and goes to a hospital and infects nurses and doctors and other patients.

Your "live and let live" attitude toward a pandemic is completely ignorant of the nature of how viruses work. Go read a book or something, god damn.

Not having much experience as a Nancy, I see you choice as being almost as bad as dying.

You have plenty of experience being a nancy. Working from a home office for a few months is not "as bad as dying." You must hate your family...if you even have one.

#65 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-01 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Where do you "technically" get that from? The fact that Congress and the Courts don't always hold Trump to account for exceeding his authority does not mean he hasn't "technically" exceeded it."

I'm not a lawyer, so I won't pretend to be one on TV.

I've heard many arguments that Every president from Clinton on did something illegal, usually relating to war. Yet the legal bodies who would actually determine legality never found any of them at fault.

Personally, I don't think Trump broke any laws, even if he defied precedent. What he has done is the best argument as to why the powers of the presidency should be gutted. Whether you like or dislike congress, it's still a body that has to find some sort of quorum before enacting legislation.

#66 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 11:52 AM | Reply

#65

My advice to you. Buy an M50 mask, or hunker down in fear until you die of something other than COVID. Best of luck.

#67 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 11:57 AM | Reply

#67 That's not a response to the point that giving people the freedom to contract COVID doesn't limit the exposure to them only, the fundamental premise of your stupid position.

#68 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-01 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Is the desire to feed your family and pay your bills greedy?

#51 | POSTED BY comrade MoronBomber

So that's why they were bussed in and paid by GOP operatives.
They are troglodytes and stupid rubes that are easily brainwashed by (R)tarded anti-American propaganda sources.

They are also "self identifying" that they have tiny manhoods which I'm sure they blame on the governor and the democrats as well.

#69 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-05-01 12:18 PM | Reply

"#67 That's not a response to the point that giving people the freedom to contract COVID doesn't limit the exposure to them only, the fundamental premise of your stupid position."

I don't think you know what you're saying.

COVID can't penetrate an M50 gas mask. You can even up your game and buy a chem suit. Decon yourself before you enter your house, and you have virtually no chance of contracting COVID, whether you're a 25 year old with little chance of a negative outcome, or an obese 80 year old with diabetes and a heart condition.

With the proper, easily accessible PPE, you could swim in a liquid bath of COVID and have almost no chance of catching it.

Which is why I find it baffling that you continue to maintain that society be kept in a lock-down...even when many don't want to be locked down.

#70 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-01 01:07 PM | Reply

A lot of these people hold the belief that the government is eventually going to turn authoritarian and deny them their rights. A month ago, that happened.
#35 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Oh I see.
MadBomber is on the LIBERATE MICHIGAN side.
How... Deplorable.

#71 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:05 PM | Reply

"With the proper, easily accessible PPE"

LOL.
Easily accessible to whom, Jared Kushner who is going around seizing it?

#72 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:07 PM | Reply

Which is why I find it baffling that you continue to maintain that society be kept in a lock-down...even when many don't want to be locked down.

Not society.
Just public gatherings.
And your problem with the quarantine isn't the empty libraries.
It's not the empty schools.
It's the empty meat processing plants and restaurants and sports arenas.

You're worried about the economy, not the people whose actions contribute to the economy.

Since you're telling everyone to risk harming themselves and/or others by going back to their meat processing jobs, restaurants, and Trump rallies. Which is where the risk is.

#73 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:13 PM | Reply

A lot of these people hold the belief that the government is eventually going to turn authoritarian and deny them their rights. A month ago, that happened.
#35 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Was this how you felt when AIDS started, and they shut down the bath houses?

#74 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:14 PM | Reply

"if I don't leave my house, and don't let anyone in my house, the risk to me is tangent to zero."

You're missing part of the equation.

Let's say you have coronavirus.

What's the risk to others if you do leave your house and do let anyone in your house?

#75 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:34 PM | Reply

Ask Snoofy what those people should be doing 17 months from now.
#61 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Charity won't step up to help them?
Hmmm.
I guess they should work or starve then.

Sounds about right?

#76 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:38 PM | Reply

A lot of these people hold the belief that the government is eventually going to turn authoritarian

Ironically. They support Orange Adolf. Who would like nothing more than to rule America with an iron fist.

#77 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-01 02:47 PM | Reply

if I don't leave my house, and don't let anyone in my house, the risk to me is tangent to zero. If I do leave my house in a chem suit and an M50 mask, the risk to me is tangent to zero.
How is it you don't get this?

#64 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

LOL so we should let the red necks go back to werk but force all susceptible people to go out for groceries in a chem suit and gas mask.

Personal freedom for all! Madbomber says so!

#78 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 02:47 PM | Reply

Utterly ------- wrong.

What's utterly [something] wrong is your assertions.

In order for your idea to work susceptible individuals would need a level of PPE far beyond what's remotely available now.

And at their own expense I would assume? Because clearly people have so much money lying around right now they can afford high level PPE and required support equipment to make it work and last.

#79 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-01 02:53 PM | Reply

Which is why I find it baffling that you continue to maintain that society be kept in a lock-down...even when many don't want to be locked down.
#70 | POSTED BYMADBOMBER

Headline:
MadBomber Supports Open Borders!

#80 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 02:59 PM | Reply

MadBomber all you are also opposed to things like the health department shutting down restaurants if they're spreading disease.

This is the same thing, it just scales differently.

Can you see that?

Are you really okay with society just going about its business with no regard for the fact that doing so spreads a novel disease with no cure and no vaccine?

#81 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-01 03:03 PM | Reply

I love all these pseudo militia survivalist puds, they can't even see their feet, much less read a constitution.

Just another excuse to wave their ersatz d1cks around at a democrat.

#82 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2020-05-01 03:14 PM | Reply

Remember when unarmed protesters took to the streets of Ferguson, and were met with armored cars and riot police dressed up in special ops gear?
Remember when disabled people in wheelchairs were dragged out and arrested for demonstrating in favor of health care?
Remember when college students at UC Davis were pepper sprayed in the face for sitting down? They were simply demanding that Wall Street be held accountable for the financial collapse...

Those were the good ol' days.

#83 | Posted by chuffy at 2020-05-01 03:53 PM | Reply

Those were the good ol' days.

#83 | POSTED BY CHUFFY

The best part of this is watching WyPpO acting like they are in some modern civil rights struggle.

Like they're Rona Parks, out there with their shhtty rifle, their military cosplay stuff, Gadsden flag worn like a cape, screaming that they want a haircut and to go to the movies.

WTF???

#84 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-01 04:18 PM | Reply

Seriously?

Weapons INSIDE the Capitol?

What for?

"Idiocracy" gets closer to reality every day.

#85 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-01 08:54 PM | Reply

"Idiocracy" gets closer to reality every day.

No kidding. Oui Pierre banned M-16s in Canada today. M-4s too. Glad to have them off the streets.

#86 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-01 10:49 PM | Reply

No beer and no TV make Homer something something...

--Homer Simpson, Esq.

#87 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-05-02 07:53 AM | Reply

"MadBomber all you are also opposed to things like the health department shutting down restaurants if they're spreading disease."

A restaurant could only spread a disease through patrons who are willing to risk going to a restaurant.

I actually have more sympathy for the people who work in Michigan's capitol complex. Many don't have the option of staying home. And these protesters, while they may be willing to get sick, are putting the people in the capitol complex at potential risk.

A willing patron who goes to a restaurant is absorbing risk for they and they alone.

#88 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 09:58 AM | Reply

"No kidding. Oui Pierre banned M-16s in Canada today. M-4s too. Glad to have them off the streets."

Just those?

Was the ban based on solely on nomenclature?

#89 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 10:00 AM | Reply

"A willing patron who goes to a restaurant is absorbing risk for they and they alone."

Total nonsense.

Why are you pretending asymptomatic contagion doesn't exist?

#90 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-02 10:22 AM | Reply

A willing patron who goes to a restaurant is absorbing risk for they and they alone.

#88 | POSTED BY civil rights icon Rona Parks

You left out the staff and everyone that all patrons and staff come into contact with and everyone who they come in contact with, and eve...

#91 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-02 10:44 AM | Reply

Just those? Was the ban based on solely on nomenclature?

Oh, there was a specific list about 5 pages long. I had no idea how many companies made some kind of AR-15.

#92 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-02 11:16 AM | Reply

"Why are you pretending asymptomatic contagion doesn't exist?"

I'm not.

I'm saying if you're concerned about it, you simply don't go to restaurants. Or anywhere else that would require you to be unprotected.

#93 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 11:53 AM | Reply

"You left out the staff and everyone that all patrons and staff come into contact with and everyone who they come in contact with, and eve..."

Right.

If your fear of COVID means you don't work, then you don't have to go to work. But for those who want to be employed, and those who want to employ them, and those who want to buy what said employers/employees are selling...have a nut.

Those who are scared of getting sick...nothing to stop you from staying home.

#94 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 11:55 AM | Reply

"Oh, there was a specific list about 5 pages long. I had no idea how many companies made some kind of AR-15."

I just though it was strange to ban specific models, as opposed to banning firearms because of their specific characteristics.

The Assault Weapons ban in the US was based in large part on the way a weapon looked, without regard to its functionality. It sounded like maybe Canada, as strange as it may seem, may have gone that way as well.

I googled it. There was something like 1500 models that were banned.

#95 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 11:58 AM | Reply

It sounded like maybe Canada, as strange as it may seem, may have gone that way as well.

More or less. They banned all the pretend army guns, but also all the the Mini-14 variants. Almost all the semi-auto, mag-fed centerfires.

#96 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-05-02 12:13 PM | Reply

Since these morons don't care about COVID-19, the best thing they could do to keep everyone else safe is shove the barrels of their AR-15's in their mouths.

#97 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-02 12:59 PM | Reply

Oui Pierre banned M-16s in Canada today. M-4s too. Glad to have them off the streets.

#86 | POSTED BY REDIAL

President Comanche will be sad! No ...angry!

How dare they impinge on Canada's 2nd Amendment.

What's that you say? Canada has no 2nd Amendment?

Lucky bastages.

#98 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-02 01:40 PM | Reply

Those who are scared of getting sick...nothing to stop you from staying home.
#94 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

And what if your home is a nursing home?
Or you're homeless for that matter.

#99 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-02 02:59 PM | Reply

Right.
If your fear of COVID means you don't work, then you don't have to go to work.

#94 | POSTED BY civil rights icon Rona Parks

It's going to be fun going out to eat with no one there cooking and cleaning, right Rona?

We call that making it your damned self where I live, Rona.

#100 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-02 03:11 PM | Reply

It's hilarious watching the self-sufficient ones whine and cry because Applebee's is not open.

They can survive on their own, live off the land, etc. For about 3 days...

#101 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-02 03:31 PM | Reply

"And what if your home is a nursing home?"

Wrap it. ET style. You remember that part of the movie, right?

#102 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 04:08 PM | Reply

"It's hilarious watching the self-sufficient ones whine and cry because Applebee's is not open."

Yeah.

It's really funny watching the government make people go jobless because a few Nancy's are scared to go out in public.

Like I said princess, if you're scared, stay home. Hide under your bed. Do whatever. Just don't think your fear entitles you to dictate how others live their lives.

#103 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 04:16 PM | Reply

#103 | Posted by madbomber

Easy for you to say from your perch in Germany. Unlike America, a country with competent leadership.

#104 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-02 04:22 PM | Reply

"Easy for you to say from your perch in Germany. Unlike America, a country with competent leadership."

Beer gardens and outdoor eating establishments open up tomorrow.

The beer is good, but I would challenge you to find food less palatable than German food. I hope that's not mean...but it's not very good.

#105 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 04:44 PM | Reply

#105 | POSTED BY Civil Right Icon Rona Parks

Poor Rona.

You've been correct about exactly zero things regarding this so far.

And the streak continues.

#106 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-02 04:54 PM | Reply

Hey, Rona Parks, the normal people who post here have been wondering if you could kindly pin point the moment when you and everyone else involved in the struggle decided that "blue lives" no longer mattered.

#107 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-02 05:01 PM | Reply

"Hey, Rona Parks, the normal people who post here have been wondering if you could kindly pin point the moment when you and everyone else involved in the struggle decided that "blue lives" no longer mattered."

I'll direct you back to #88.

But don't spend too long out in the open...you might get sick.

#108 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-02 05:09 PM | Reply

"And what if your home is a nursing home?"
Wrap it. ET style. You remember that part of the movie, right?
#102 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

^
It's clear you have no real solutions, other than whoever gets it, gets it.

I'll ask again, did you oppose closing the bath houses to fight the spread of HIV?

#109 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-02 05:14 PM | Reply

"It's really funny watching the government make people go jobless because a few Nancy's are scared to go out in public."

You lie.
There's plenty of jobs available.
Grocery stores are hiring, for example.

#110 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-02 05:17 PM | Reply

"I'm saying if you're concerned about it, you simply don't go to restaurants."

No, you've missed crossing paths with those who go to restaurants.. They can just as easily be a pre-symptomatic or non-symptomatic carrier, even if they've tested negative a day or two earlier.

#111 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-02 05:49 PM | Reply

bold off

#112 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-02 05:50 PM | Reply

"I would challenge you to find food less palatable than German food. "

British. Ugh.

My first Chunnel experience was London to Paris. I later referred to that trip, culinarily, as one from hell to heaven.

#113 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-02 05:54 PM | Reply

But don't spend too long out in the open...you might get sick.

#108 | POSTED BY Civil rights icon Rona Parks

Or maybe shoot your fccking teeth out.

Proud leftist here, not a liberal.

I understand you're in Germany and that sane people are nice there.

Come around my way, amigo..

#114 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-05-02 05:59 PM | Reply

"No, you've missed crossing paths with those who go to restaurants.. They can just as easily be a pre-symptomatic or non-symptomatic carrier, even if they've tested negative a day or two earlier."

If you're concered about it, why would you put yourself in a position where you would cross paths?

But like I said earlier, with the right protecting equipment and mitigation techniques, you can eliminate nearly all risk of contracting the disease. Even if you're wandering around a mall or going to a concert.

#115 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-03 04:16 AM | Reply

"I understand you're in Germany and that sane people are nice there."

Uh, yeah. The people are nice here. What does that have to do with anything.

Other than nice people...I don't think you would find much else to like. being a proud leftist and all.

#116 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-05-03 04:19 AM | Reply

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