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Monday, August 09, 2021

New York Times reporter Annie Karni said President Obama's 60th birthday party was low risk COVID event because of its 'sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' Karni stated she was quoting a Martha's Vineyard resident from her own story Critics slammed Karni for ignoring concerns of the fast spreading Delta variant Last week Obama claimed the guest list of 500+ people had been 'scaled back' Comes as Dr Fauci scolds Sturgis bike rally visitors for potential super spreader event, but made no mention of Obama's Martha's Vineyard birthday celebrations

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A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama's huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited 'a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' is about as emblematic of liberal discourse as it gets. What happened to all the concerns about vaccinated people passing Delta to the unvaccinated?' Greenwald tweeted.

'Yes, it's a pandemic and a crisis, but let the sophisticated people have their fun!' he added.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2021-08-09 09:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Poor wittle BO@ss. Pwned by the libruls again.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-09 10:01 AM | Reply

Unlike Sturgis, or Florida public schools all his guests were required to be vaccinated.

Just think - if only being vaccinated hadn't been turned into a political issue by Trump and his band of Trumpettes how far ahead we'd all be.

But please, whine on, as you do.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-09 10:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#3,

That's right Yav, ignore the hypocrisy.

The American people see elitist liberals for what they are...

Rules for thee, not for me..

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2021-08-09 10:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 6

Not really ignoring it. I found it in bad form as did a lot of others, however I'm not equating it to the sheer idiocy of the anti-maskers and antivaxxers and the "FREEDUMB!" lovers. I look at it and think (as I said) gee, if only these previously mentions asshats had gotten on board, then maybe they'd be able to do all these things, too. Instead they're left with whining and crying and watching people go into the hospital and more people die.

But you're hear crying about Obama.

I'm just making an observation and voicing it.

Also, one more observation - when has hypocrisy ever mattered to you at all except when it's someone that doesn't agree with you?

#5 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-09 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Even more scandalous from the same link: Simone Biles was drinking a cocktail in a bikini. And Madonna was doing bra selfies. And Khloe Kardashian was in a nude body suit.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-09 11:19 AM | Reply

That's right Yav, ignore the hypocrisy.

Tell us which event is bigger, Obama's birthday party or Bike Week in Sturgis, hosted and shilled-for by Governor Kristi "No ask, no mask" Noem?

For bonus points, tell us which one demanded recent Covid tests in order to gain entry.

#7 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-08-09 11:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The American people see elitist liberals for what they are...
Rules for thee, not for me..

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

You're joking, right?

My God you're such a butthurt whiny little bitch sometimes.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 12:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

" The American people see elitist liberals for what they are...Rules for thee, not for me."

What a riot, coming from the guy who yesterday supported mob rule over the concept of America.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-08-09 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4

Boaz, you are becoming a caricature of even yourself.

#10 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-08-09 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hypocrisy? YOU were the one saying churches had the right to kill their congregation by ignoring mask, social distance, and vaccinations. "Freedumb" indeed. GFY, loser.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-09 12:37 PM | Reply

#3,
That's right Yav, ignore the hypocrisy.
The American people see elitist liberals for what they are...
Rules for thee, not for me..

#4 | POSTED BY BOAZ

What part of VACCINATED are you too dense to understand?

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-09 12:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Rules for thee, not for me..

Obama's birthday:

- outdoors
- guests fully vaccinated
- guests tested
- followed CDC guidelines
- scaled back due to the current situation

#13 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2021-08-09 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

How can you declare it a super spread event when nobody, that we know of, has gotten COVID from being there?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 01:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

LMAO!
What a frikken great point, JPW!
You made me read that stupid headline again and LAUGH!

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-09 01:40 PM | Reply

If you liberals think that Conservatives are the only ones not Vaccinating, you are delusional..

There's a huge part of the black community that isnt getting vaccinated and are huge conspiracy nuts.

For Obama to have a 500 strong event when the delta variant is coming is tone deaf. Having a party with 50 or so close family is one thing. That party was nothing but show for hollyweird elites..

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2021-08-09 01:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

If you liberals think that Conservatives are the only ones not Vaccinating, you are delusional..

We don't. I've posted the stats over and over, again and again. I know who is and who isn't being vaccinated, and I also know the single biggest group of "I will never get vaccinated!" are.

#17 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-09 01:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#16

You do realize that outdoor concert venues are holding concerts every single day all over America packing in crowds in excess of 20,000 people - all entering and exiting through a limited number of gates, waiting in lines for food and drinks, using communal restrooms and sitting/standing/yelling while literally touching the persons next to them, right?

Do you have a problem with these events, or do you only care because Obama dare held a long-planned birthday party outdoors where guests went through health protocols that are nonexistent at public events held with 50 times more people?

#18 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-08-09 01:53 PM | Reply

Those "other" groups aren't whining about this event, though, are they?

#19 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-09 01:55 PM | Reply

For Obama to have a 500 strong event when the delta variant is coming is tone deaf. Having a party with 50 or so close family is one thing.

#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Now, on this entirely rational point I agree 100%.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 02:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"For Obama to have a 500 strong event when the delta variant is coming is tone deaf. Having a party with 50 or so close family is one thing."

The original plans were for 500 guests and 200 staff. After the July 4th weekend in Provincetown resulted in a number of covid infections, Obama scaled the event down to around 200 guests:

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood and Washington might suddenly have a weekend free. Former President Barack Obama has scaled back his birthday bash--leaving a few hundred rich and famous at home like the rest of us.

The last-minute change of course comes as Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospital admissions rise around the globe --driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.

www.bbc.com

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-09 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You do realize that outdoor concert venues are holding concerts every single day all over America packing in crowds in excess of 20,000 people - all entering and exiting through a limited number of gates, waiting in lines for food and drinks, using communal restrooms and sitting/standing/yelling while literally touching the persons next to them, right?"

Isn't the same true for a number of outdoor sporting events?

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2021-08-09 02:51 PM | Reply

Isn't the same true for a number of outdoor sporting events?

Yep. And I haven't seen a peep as far as anyone decrying MLB for the audacity of playing baseball games in front of tens of thousands of boisterous fans in dozens of ballparks every single day. And minor league games are being played all over America as well. NFL just held their HOF pre-season game and two HOF class enshrinements at their field in Canton, OH.

Crickets. But Obama... ODS rears its ugly head once again.

#23 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-08-09 03:07 PM | Reply

It's not so much ODS (I hate an xDS moniker...) as this is all the low hanging fruit pickers can go for.

The hypocrisy argument is dumb as hell for this exact reason-the user usually has to be hypocritical him or herself to make the argument to begin with.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 03:20 PM | Reply

Boaz always hated Obama.

Nothing has changed.

Not sure why.

The Obamas are everything he claims he wants the black community to be.

Strong, smart, independent, traditional family.

Guess haters gonna hate.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-09 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Boaz, for once you are right about something. People should not be throwing unnecessary gatherings like this at this point in time. As for required gatherings such as places of business and schools, vaccines should be mandatory for those eligible to receive them and masking should be required for all.

#26 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-09 05:25 PM | Reply

For Obama to have a 500 strong event when the delta variant is coming is tone deaf. Having a party with 50 or so close family is one thing.

#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Now, on this entirely rational point I agree 100%.

#20 | Posted by jpw

Tone deaf yes but let's also be honest Obama isn't anything other than a former President now. Yes he still has influence I know, but what are all the current elected officials on the right doing? Talk about tone deaf...

#27 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-08-09 05:59 PM | Reply

Cdc just said 99.99% of hospital guests are unvaccinated so unless you work with children or the old and sick...party on. Unless ofcourse you are scared of Bill Gates chipping you.. you should stay home in fear of your own shortsighted views.

#28 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2021-08-09 06:11 PM | Reply

I wonder why Madbomber has not popped into this thread with his usual Covid-is-harmless, if-you're-scared-use-an-M-50-Gas-Mask schtick?

#29 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-09 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Boaz always hated Obama.
Nothing has changed.
Not sure why."

He's one black dude that got off the plantation.

#30 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-09 06:42 PM | Reply

Tone deaf yes but let's also be honest Obama isn't anything other than a former President now. Yes he still has influence I know, but what are all the current elected officials on the right doing? Talk about tone deaf...

#27 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE

I don't disagree with that either.

The whole issue is much to do about nothing and is little more than the usual "c-c-conservative" rationalization of their poor behavior by "but they do it tooooo" whining.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 07:00 PM | Reply

That party was nothing but show for hollyweird elites..

#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Oh give me a break insurrectionist.

Trumpy partied like it was 1899 and has killed or contributed to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans due to his criminal negligence and incompetence.

Get back with us when someone, or even anyone dies of covid due to attending that event.

Meanwhile you can GFY.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-09 07:10 PM | Reply

Boaz always hated Obama.
Nothing has changed.
Not sure why."

He's one black dude that got off the plantation.

#30 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

Pssttt. Comrade Boazo isn't really a black guy.
He's a lily white racist redneck pretending to be one on the internet.
That's why he hates black people so much.

#33 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-08-09 07:19 PM | Reply

"Comes as Dr Fauci scolds Sturgis bike rally visitors for potential super spreader event, but made no mention of Obama's Martha's Vineyard birthday celebrations"

We were all invited to Obama's birthday party?
That's a public event, like Sturgis?

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-09 07:24 PM | Reply

"Boaz, for once you are right about something."

I find that highly unlikely.

Regardless ------- insurrectionists have no right to attempt to judge anyone else's actions after supporting Trumpy's negligence, incompetence and hateful ignorance for the last 4-5 years.

#35 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-08-09 08:46 PM | Reply

Rules for thee, not for me..

#4 | Posted by boaz at 2021-08-09 10:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

HAHAHA coming from the party of 1/6.

Where were the rules then Boz?

#36 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-10 08:05 AM | Reply

I completely agree with Obama. If I'm at my birthday party with a bunch of vaccinated adults, I'm not masking up either. My bday guests won't be required to mask up either.

#37 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-10 08:26 AM | Reply

How can you declare it a super spread event when nobody, that we know of, has gotten COVID from being there?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-09 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

Because FACTS are irrelevant to Trumptards.

#38 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-10 08:30 AM | Reply

Boaz always hated Obama.

Nothing has changed.

Not sure why.

The Obamas are everything he claims he wants the black community to be.

Strong, smart, independent, traditional family.

Guess haters gonna hate.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-08-09 04:17 PM | Reply | Flag

Because they are compassionate christians that want to help people that need it.

#39 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-10 08:35 AM | Reply

How can you declare it a super spread event when nobody, that we know of, has gotten COVID from being there?

#14 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2021-08-09 01:35 PM | REPLY

Same way you do when you talk fake doctor out the side of your ass for an event of people that are commoners.

#40 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-08-10 09:42 PM | Reply

#40 Drunk so soon?

#41 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-11 07:04 PM | Reply

#25
Boaz always hated Obama.
Nothing has changed.
Not sure why.
The Obamas are everything he claims he wants the black community to be.
Strong, smart, independent, traditional family.
Guess haters gonna hate.

I can solve that puzzle!

Because Bozo got his butt booted out of the cushy military job when he didn't make the cut under Obama.
He has been bitter ever since.

#42 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-11 07:05 PM | Reply

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