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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A Costco employee in Las Vegas is being lauded online for his handling of an encounter with a customer who recorded himself berating the worker and refusing to wear a mask. In the 37-second video, which has more than 6.8 million views, a customer who appears to be in a checkout line can be heard telling a Costco employee whose name tag says Tison, "I'll just put you on my 3,000-follower Instagram feed, mostly locals."

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Funny how the right is all about freedumb...except private property rights ect.

Which they're all for when it's a baker refusing to make a cake.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-20 01:46 PM | Reply

The best part of the video is when this moron realizes he's in the wrong, that the employee can in fact ask him to leave, and tries to get his wife(?) to buy the groceries with... surprise! - her mask on.

"I'm not a sheep... but you need to be one so I can get my giant sized bags of Cheetos".

#2 | Posted by bartimus at 2020-05-20 03:42 PM | Reply

People who won't wear a mask when they shop have faced the "No Shirt No Shoes No Service" rule all their lives. If you can follow the rules to get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch why can't you do it to save lives?

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2020-05-20 03:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

I hope Costco gives this guy a bonus or gives him some sort of recognition. He handled that very well.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2020-05-20 03:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Refusing to wear a mask is as dumb as refusing to wear a hard hat where required or a ballistic vest in a combat zone. Professionals use protective equipment, others earn Darwin Awards.

#5 | Posted by TenMile at 2020-05-20 06:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Why is it that these feral Trumpers are always The biggest snowflakes?
He got "owned" in his own video.
The employee handled it perfectly and deserves a raise.

These (R)tards are never victims except of their own poor decision making ability.

#6 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-05-20 07:49 PM | Reply

I think this man's name needs to be made public. Not so people can harass him or harm him, but so his neighbors and colleagues can know who they live near or work with.
This man is a walking covid risk and people should know.

#7 | Posted by prius04 at 2020-05-20 09:22 PM | Reply

Slightly more terse that I may have been but a wonderful example of problem solving nonetheless. That customer may have "woken up in a free country" but he sure seems to have ---- his own bed.

#8 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-20 09:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"This man is a walking covid risk and people should know."

He's worse than that.

This fool filming showed signs of being violent and willfully ignorant and fine with spreading a deadly illness.

Monsters like that were why my people left Africa.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2020-05-21 01:51 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Funny how the right is all about freedumb...except private property rights ect.

Which they're all for when it's a baker refusing to make a cake.

#1 | Posted by jpw

THIS. Exactly.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-21 04:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What does this jerk thinks gives him the 'freedom' to potentially infect others with COVID-19?

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-21 05:48 AM | Reply

AU

He obviously has a problem with authority figures.

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-05-21 06:09 AM | Reply

What does this jerk thinks gives him the 'freedom' to potentially infect others with COVID-19?

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-05-21 05:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

99.9999999% chance of being a Faux Snooze koolaid drinking Trumpterd.

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-21 07:32 AM | Reply

#12 This ------- is why abcnews.go.com

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-05-21 07:34 AM | Reply

Instagram makes all their users dumb

#15 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2020-05-21 09:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

That employee is management material; his attitude and people skills need to be inculcated, toot-sweet!

#16 | Posted by john47 at 2020-05-21 10:03 AM | Reply

This Mr Karen checks all of the boxes of The stereotype of a troglodyte trump supporter.
Fat, check. White, check. Dumber then a bag of hammers, check!
His sister/wife didn't look happy with him either.

#17 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-05-21 12:07 PM | Reply

#17 | Posted by aborted_monson, Sounds like an accurate description of most hyper-left soy-boys I see on Youtube with the exception of having a woman with them. Being an incel is a requirement for a soy-boy, not that they notice, with a Testosterone level too low to measure.

#18 | Posted by docnjo at 2020-05-21 12:24 PM | Reply

The best thing about these incidents is that they are proving that the "Freedumb" crowd is a small minority of the population. These dorks think they have such a big following because they live in echo chambers. When something like this goes viral, it exposes them as outcasts who nobody likes.

#19 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2020-05-21 02:14 PM | Reply

#18 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

Cool. What do you think of the Free-dumb loving idiot in the video or did you just come here to tell us what you see when you look in a mirror?

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-21 02:14 PM | Reply

"Which they're all for when it's a baker refusing to make a cake."

Interesting that you're implying some sort of equivalence here.

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-05-21 02:28 PM | Reply

Interesting that you're implying some sort of equivalence here.

#21 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

They're both cases of businesses having the right to run their businesses as they see fit, no?

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-21 10:26 PM | Reply

Costco's policy is similar to a Taxi requiring passengers in the front to wear seatbelts, or wearing shoes, it is for safety.

It is not the same as refusing to serve customers because of something they have no control over like skin color or their orientation or religion.

#23 | Posted by bored at 2020-05-21 11:18 PM | Reply

What if you had covid and recovered. Due to your antibodies, you are immune to getting it again, and incapable of spreading it to others. Do you still need to wear a mask?

Honest question.

#24 | Posted by ABH at 2020-05-22 10:39 AM | Reply

#24:
Are you immune to getting it again?

#25 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 11:03 AM | Reply

#24: (second attempt):
Are you immune to getting it again?
Unknown. There's a lot of hope and not a lot of evidence. Four coronaviruses are responsible for the common cold (among other viruses) and we have no cure or resistance for that. We have better luck with influenza, however. If antibodies do provide protection, it is unknown how much and for how long.

You should wear a mask because of the above.

I can see not wearing a mask once we have a proven vaccine and we know how long immunity lasts, and we understand the mutations that might happen.

IMHO.

#26 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 11:03 AM | Reply

So all of the studies I am seeing show an immunity for a minimum of two weeks after symptoms subside, but the consensus is immunity lasts for up to three years in the same line as other similar covids like MERS. There just hasn't been enough time to study and conclusively prove it.

So If I got it, I would be quite comfortable not wearing a mask after recovery.

#27 | Posted by ABH at 2020-05-22 11:19 AM | Reply

So not an honest question at all.

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 11:34 AM | Reply

So If I got it, I would be quite comfortable not wearing a mask after recovery.
#27 | POSTED BY ABH

Being comfortable is not a requirement. You realize this is a pandemic right?

Having the antibodies means nothing if you cannot prove it.

How do you prove that without testing?

Having antibodies would not get you into a facility that requires masks.

Not until we get with a full testing and tracing Progromme will you be able to go in public places without a mask and social distancing. You still have to assume everyone has it and you can spread it until you can prove otherwise.

So believe what you want but you still have to follow the social distancing protocols until we get a vaccine or we reach herd immunity.

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-05-22 11:35 AM | Reply

BTW - cite your "studies."
I call --------.

#30 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 11:35 AM | Reply

#29 - exactly, Donnerboy.

#31 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 11:37 AM | Reply

www.google.com

This is a good one that I read.

#32 | Posted by ABH at 2020-05-22 11:55 AM | Reply

#32 - yes, usually a good source of information.
Interesting the author keeps analogizing SARS-CoV-2 to MERS and SARS, versus common cold Coronaviruses.

You have to carefully read the article. The author is taking liberties with the quotes. For instance, Vabret states "We do not have any reason to assume that the immune response would be significantly different" than other coronaviruses. That is a true statement - but specifically which coronaviruses?

There is a reason to hold hope that this one will behave more like MERS or SARS, but as the article points out repeatedly, we just don't know. The first studies from China are just now hitting the journals for peer review.

Re:Mask:
So you want to be that guy?
www.youtube.com

#33 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 12:12 PM | Reply

I have a very difficult time believing anything that comes out of China. But I will be interested to read it.

I would have to find some others I read that show how and why this covid is much more closely related to MERS than the common cold, but can't right now.

I wear a mask because it's the right thing to do, especially Since I haven't had it. But I'd love to be able to not wear one. It'sa pain in the balls.

#34 | Posted by ABH at 2020-05-22 12:21 PM | Reply

So all of the studies I am seeing show an immunity for a minimum of two weeks after symptoms subside, but the consensus is immunity lasts for up to three years in the same line as other similar covids like MERS. There just hasn't been enough time to study and conclusively prove it.
So If I got it, I would be quite comfortable not wearing a mask after recovery.
#27 | POSTED BY ABH

Ugh. No.

This is why you don't skip Biology in High School.

Your immunity is for a few weeks according to the study and could be slightly longer.
After that, your body remembers the virus for 2-3 years and will respond better and more quickly during that period. But you are not immune.

This is based on current studies of COVID-19 and comparisons to both SARS and MERS.

#35 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-22 12:53 PM | Reply

"how and why this covid is much more closely related to MERS than the common cold"

MERS and SARS-CoV2 are both coronaviruses; the common cold is a rhinovirus.

#36 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-22 12:54 PM | Reply

MERS and SARS-CoV2 are both coronaviruses; the common cold is a rhinovirus.

Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) have long been considered inconsequential pathogens, causing the "common cold" in otherwise healthy people.

www.cdc.gov

The CDC has updated their website, on another location, changing "responsible for" to "like the."

www.cdc.gov

#37 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 01:07 PM | Reply

I used to have the percentages of "common cold" attributed to rhinoviruses versus the 4 coronaviruses listed in the link above, but I don't have that handy at the moment.

#38 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 01:09 PM | Reply

and:
www.webmd.com

#39 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-22 01:11 PM | Reply

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