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Monday, September 06, 2021

It was an anti-mask protest in Cheshire[,CT] than pushed Brett Joly over the edge. Joly, a middle school teacher in North Haven, had already grown frustrated with a group he saw as obstructing Connecticut's attempts to control COVID-19.

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...After watching protesters loudly and profanely harass Gov. Ned Lamont at a back-to-school event, he decided to, in his own way, shout back, typing a long and passionate comment on a Facebook page run by a leader of Connecticut's anti-mask movement, begging that he tone down the rhetoric around face coverings in schools.

The response Joly received was dismissive and unsatisfying, and he was soon removed from the Facebook group, but he doesn't regret speaking up.

"We're in a ship, we've hit this rock called COVID, it's affected the whole country, and we're taking on water," said Joly, who is running for Board of Education in Branford.

"And I feel like there are some of us saying, 'Grab a bucket, get to work, let's bail out the ship' -- and there are other people saying, 'We didn't really hit a rock, I don't like the color of your pail, go back and get me one that's wood.'"
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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-05 11:54 AM | Reply

I would call it a "Celebration of Ignorance."

#2 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-05 09:31 PM | Reply

Do they not teach The Emperor's New Clothes to little kids anymore?

All those people who were crying about Participation Trophies? They are the ones who refuse to participate in the betterment of society.

I guess they kinda telegraphed that.

But I didn't think they'd actually cut off their own noses to spite society's face.

Congratulations, Republicans!
You built that.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-09-05 09:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Do they not teach The Emperor's New Clothes to little kids anymore?"

That hasn't been acceptable in most schools since G.W. Bush sent our troops into Iraq. BTW, GWB, never wore clothes to work. We could see what an empty suit he was from the very beginnning. But we let that ------- send Americans to war, thousands of whom would never come home, more thousands would come home with injuries that couldn't be repaired..And he paints pretty pictures in DAllas.
Where should he be? Leavenworth. for the rest of his life.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2021-09-05 10:00 PM | Reply

The anti vaxxers are need of an ass whooping.

The one who pursued a school board member to his car screaming that he knew where the man lived is a perfect example.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-06 12:32 AM | Reply

The number of anti-vaxers/anti-maskers continues to decline. The number of parents who report they have/plan to have their children vaccinated has surged in the past weeks climbing to 68%. In addition, 80% of Americans are now reporting that they have already received the vaccine or plan to. Meanwhile support for mandatory masking in schools and other public places sits at around 70%. 20% of working Americans are reporting vaccination is mandated by their employers.

www.ipsos.com

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-09-06 07:20 PM | Reply

"It's easy to finger-point and assign blame, and getting lathered up with opinions can be kind of fun. But digging out the truth would be better for all of us."

Allen Best

#7 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-09-06 07:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I would call it a "Celebration of Ignorance."

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

The Qtards think that being loud and obnoxious makes them right and gives them some kind of authority.

Indignant self righteousness is the worst kind of ignorance.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-09-06 08:14 PM | Reply

@#6 ... The number of anti-vaxers/anti-maskers continues to decline. ...

But they do seem to be far more disruptive (and more threatening) in spite of their declining numbers.

#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 08:36 PM | Reply

Bette Midler dried up prune, no one gives a ---- what she says.

You morons want to fight for people's rights only when it aligns with your agenda. When you start fighting for all rights, I'll start respecting you snowflakes.

#10 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-09-06 09:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#10 ... You morons want to fight for people's rights only when it aligns with your agenda. ...

That's quite the succinct problem with the view your comment espouses.

This is not a people's rights issue. I grant that it has been made a people's rights issue because of politics (starting when fmr Pres Trump ridiculed people from the White House Press Dais for wearing a mask).

But it is not a political issue either.

The issue is the public health of the Country.

It is not about people's rights.

It is about not killing off yourself and other Americans.


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 09:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Bette Midler dried up prune, no one gives a **** what she says."

You're just mad Bette Midler has a bigger dong than you and is right.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2021-09-06 10:02 PM | Reply

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Bette Midler had a weenus.

#13 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-06 10:42 PM | Reply

When you start fighting for all rights, I'll start respecting you snowflakes.

#10 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

There is no right to be a selfish, self absorbed -----.

#14 | Posted by Jpw at 2021-09-06 10:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#13 ... Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Bette Midler had a weenus. ...

So that is the best answer you seem to have when a serious questions are asked?

..."Why do #antivaxxers and #antimaskers get to live the my body, my choice' life, but pregnant women are not allowed to?" wrote Midler. "How is this fair?"...

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:04 PM | Reply

Just as an added data point on this thread...

Connecticut is currently running about 350 to 400 people in the hospital due to COVID.

Using the upper range, 400, and the population of 3.5 million, that results in a number...

0.1% of the population hospitalized due to COVID.

( 400/350,000100 )

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:13 PM | Reply

#16 - actually that was my best Bette Midler joke.

I did not realize someone asked me a question. Sorry.

I guess the best answer to your question is that there are no laws preventing them from doing that and they choose to. The second part is based on a false premise, so it is irrelevant.

#17 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-06 11:14 PM | Reply

@#17 ... I guess the best answer to your question is that there are no laws preventing them from doing that ...

So you seem to retreat and pass the justification elsewhere.

Not surprising.

Thanks for your reply.


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:21 PM | Reply

@#16

oops, a calc error...

( 400/350,000100 )

should be

( 400 / 3,500,000 * 100 )

so ..

0.01% of the population hospitalized due to COVID.

Apologies for the error.

#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:23 PM | Reply

#18 - no retreat. I answered the question to the best of my ability. Can you think of any other logical answer? I can't. If I could read an anti-masker's mind, I might have a better one. I can't do that.

But you're welcome.

#20 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-06 11:25 PM | Reply

@#20 ... no retreat. I answered the question to the best of my ability. ...

If that is the best of your ability, then I may have overestimated your comments.

... Can you think of any other logical answer? ...

Sorry, but I'm not going to answer questions for you. That is what you should do.

#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:30 PM | Reply

#21 - But you me to answer questions for you?

OK

#22 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-06 11:35 PM | Reply

Seriously, lamplighter, how can someone who is not an anti-masker, anti-vaxer possibly answer that question? Like Bette Midler, I'm not one. If she doesn't know the answer, how could I or any other anti-masker, anti-vaxer?

I guess I could go find an anti-vaxer, anti-masker and ask them, but that seems a bit extreme to satisfy your need for me to answer it.

#23 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-06 11:42 PM | Reply

@#23 ... Seriously, lamplighter, how can someone who is not an anti-masker, anti-vaxer possibly answer that question? ...

So why then did you denigrate Ms Midler in such a manner if now you seem to be ferociously back-pedaling?


#24 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-09-06 11:58 PM | Reply

You morons want to fight for people's rights only when it aligns with your agenda. When you start fighting for all rights, I'll start respecting you snowflakes.

#10 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

This mask/vaccination issue was always a problem of character and discipline, not rights.

A lot of people prove to have neither character nor discipline

The pro-virus folk elected to die on the hill of their own laziness and narcissism.

They (you) have the right to die-commit suicide, really-but they don't have the right to take anyone with them.

Maybe your family will miss you.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-07 07:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

The most noteworthy feature of the American Right is their evident desire to kill people or watch as they die.

This attitude underpins both your sick attitude towards firearms and your unconcern in seeing your neighbor's children intubated for COVID.

You're an Army of Renfields searching for flies to murder and eat.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2021-09-07 08:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#26
Worse, they revel in it.

#27 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-09-07 08:21 AM | Reply

"So why then did you denigrate Ms Midler in such a manner ..."

Jesus, Lamplighter, it was a friggin' joke. Lighten up, dude.

Besides, in this enlightened age where all are equal, how is it an insult to call a woman a man? I'm consistent on that. I see people here and other places try to insult a man by using feminine pronouns when referring to him, or talk about his "mangina". I usually say something like, "Women are equal to men. It's not an insult to refer to a man as a woman".

So why is it denigration to call a woman a man? I believe in equality and consistency. I do not believe in different rules for different people. So just as I see no insult in calling a man a woman, I see no insult in joking about a woman having a penis.

#28 | Posted by jakester at 2021-09-07 09:56 AM | Reply

Seriously, lamplighter, how can someone who is not an anti-masker, anti-vaxer possibly answer that question? Like Bette Midler, I'm not one. If she doesn't know the answer, how could I or any other anti-masker, anti-vaxer?
I guess I could go find an anti-vaxer, anti-masker and ask them, but that seems a bit extreme to satisfy your need for me to answer it.

#23 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

It's very simple answer: "It's not fair."

Boom. Question answered. Sad that for some reason you are completely unwilling to say the obvious answer.

#29 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-09-07 10:07 AM | Reply

He's obviously oblivious to the obvious.

#30 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-09-07 11:40 AM | Reply

I recently re-read 'A Confederacy of Dunces' and the collective idiocy of the anti-vax, anti-mask buffoons in this world could be recorded for an update of that classic book. In the update, the buffoons would get theirs, in death and chronic, life-long illness...

#31 | Posted by catdog at 2021-09-07 01:49 PM | Reply

Imagine being so clueless and selfish as to think the more important issue right now is your "freedom" not to be burdened by the mild inconvenience of masks and vaccines rather than taking these proven, basic steps to protect the lives of yourself and others amidst the worst health emergency we've seen in modern times.

#32 | Posted by cbob at 2021-09-08 10:03 AM | Reply

It's all about me. I'll do things My Way. Isn't that the whole philosophy of America since day one? Nothing new here, just a new bottle for old wine, eh, vinegar.

#33 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-09-08 01:26 PM | Reply

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