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Haha.... y’all are something..we all need to meet in person one day and let’s see if this poop is said face to face. I guess not.
My guess is after 5 minutes we would all be sharing war stories of our best storms and fondest weather memories.

I'd certainly start a fight when i bring up dec 3rd 2000. Jim Cantore in Raleigh waiting for a foot only for it to shift east he gets flurries and I measure 17 inches.
 

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I know what you were asking for: Trump is doing amazing right now! Wow! We are winning bigly! The virus is gone like a miracle just the other day it disappeared and it really was a big liberal hoax! Enthusiasm is through the roof for him, Biden stands no chance! Gonna be just like 2016, actually even better! Maga 2020!
Wow, you are really good at this. Very successful day! I think my work is done.
 

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But if you listened to yourselves a few months ago, I thought covid-19 was supposed to be another influenza virus and a big liberal media hoax to prevent trump's re-election?!?!

In any case, maybe this news will motivate MAGAs to start wearing masks... but I'm doubtful.
This should spark anger in all of us....... Basically, saying that you should put Trump supporters at risk of dying just for the fun of it. That is exactly the mentality of the Democrats. Do you want these folks running your government??? You Democrats should be ashamed of people in your party like this. Don't say another word about the Republicans doing anything devious or unethical!
 
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Let me add that this is actually from March on, which makes a difference.

But while UGA apparently doesn't want to release the exact number, the rumor is there have been some positives on the football team and staff (that can be there) since they've returned. Not sure of the exact amount, but the same rumor/birdie says that so far those that were are all OK outside of losing taste/smell.

USG still plans on face to face in the fall until the final week and finals after Thanksgiving. We'll see if whether they stand firm.
I feel like we’ll still go back on campus no matter what but if we stay on campus long is a different story. The students are gonna go to the bars spread it to each other and force the schools to close back down. I hope it doesn’t go that way but I fear it will.
 

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Southern Republican governors are following his lead and keeping everything open to save the economy over lives!
We have already addressed this multiple times as well...... saving the economy saves lives as well. You never told us which lives you thought were more important Poverty or Covid-19... care to answer?
 
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Ok and? Many cases in democratically controlled states early on in the covid-19 crisis were also mild or asymptomatic >>> thus none of this changes the fact that republican leadership in red states carry much of the blame for their spikes in cases. Try again
i would’ve also hoped and expected the people of the states to control themselves just like the governors did by not going to bars or protesting but as we’ve seen over the past few weeks we can’t. My Aunt works in the Covid line in Valdosta and most of the people she’s seen are young people and they’ve mainly been to the bars down there and have very mild cases. Most middle aged and older people are following protocol even if they aren’t wearing mask by staying away from the elderly and not going into crowded areas. Young people tho have to be stupid and probably ruin it for everyone in these states who are opening back up by keeping schools closed probably eventually forcing shut downs again and keeping sports from being played. That’s why I’m begging to come in line with the idea of closing the bars back down but the only problem I have with that again is that your hurting someone’s business. Long post but I’m very aggravated I may not be able to go to college on campus in the fall and be forced online where I’m just wasting my time and money learning nothing.
 
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We have already addressed this multiple times as well...... saving the economy saves lives as well. You never told us which lives you thought were more important Poverty or Covid-19... care to answer?
There will always be a lot of poverty in a capitalistic society where haves vs have nots rules the roost regardless of how well or poorly the economy is performing. There won't always be covid-19 however and we can very easily control the number of cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and number of people with long-term complications by taking steps to prevent ourselves and others around us from being infected. Preventing the spread of covid-19 is more important than the economy right now, republican states especially in the south, are finding that out the hard way.
 

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No, not a strawman....... If the economy crashes, it will result in more murders, suicides, and deaths just from the lack of health care. You can't have it both ways folks. You have to compromise.
Compromise? You mean immediately open the economy back up at full blast, risk killing tens of thousands of innocent people, lack of readily accessible health care (because the system is overwhelmed), also not wearing a mask because it's uncomfortable, unhealthy, not enforceable, or some other stupid excuse MAGAs come up with. Yeah that sounds like compromise to me.
 

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There will always be a lot of poverty in a capitalistic society where haves vs have nots rules the roost regardless of how well or poorly the economy is performing. There won't always be covid-19 however and we can very easily control the number of cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and number of people with long-term complications by taking steps to prevent ourselves and others around us from being infected. Preventing the spread of covid-19 is more important than the economy right now, republican states especially in the south, are finding that out the hard way.
Not true.... we can have both. We already came up with a viable solution. Protect the elderly and let everyone get back to work. Wear your masks and practice social distancing. Now, was that so difficult. Let's get on with it.
 

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Yeah. It's killing over 100,000 Americans in a average year.
Poverty is permanent fixture in the US and nothing new, it will never go away and we've been dealing with it for hundreds of years and will continue to do so, so long as we remain a capitalistic society.

Covid provides additional death and suffering that previously weren't explained by poverty, car accidents, cancer, etc. Not sure why this is such a hard concept for some people to wrap their brains around.
 

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Not true.... we can have both. We already came up with a viable solution. Protect the elderly and let everyone get back to work. Wear your masks and practice social distancing. Now, was that so difficult. Let's get on with it.
Except that's definitely not working in states that have tried that (mostly republican states) and people aren't taking all the necessary precautions, many elderly are being forced to go back to work anyway and many, even in this very thread are perpetuating myths about wearing masks.

No we can't have it both ways, because the US is full of a bunch of spoiled brats that value the economy and personal freedoms over the livelihood of themselves and others and love to make everything into some sick, twisted conspiracy theory
 

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Compromise? You mean immediately open the economy back up at full blast, risk killing tens of thousands of innocent people, lack of readily accessible health care (because the system is overwhelmed), also not wearing a mask because it's uncomfortable, unhealthy, not enforceable, or some other stupid excuse MAGAs come up with. Yeah that sounds like compromise to me.
Don't be ridiculous.... There is always a solution that is beneficial to both sides. Protecting lives and opening back up. It is possible to do both. Folks just need to be supportive of the restrictions. Further more, I am a MAGA supporter and I don't make stupid excuses or stupid decisions. I don't appreciate the implication that I am somehow inferior...... Nothing could be farther from the truth.
 

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We have already addressed this multiple times as well...... saving the economy saves lives as well. You never told us which lives you thought were more important Poverty or Covid-19... care to answer?
Those that choose covid-19 over poverty seem to be the most "emotionally obsessed" with Donald J Trump. Just an observation from someone who knows ZERO people with this virus. None.....nada. People who face economic ruin dont just snap their fingers like Thanos and it all goes away
 

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Don't be ridiculous.... There is always a solution that is beneficial to both sides. Protecting lives and opening back up. It is possible to do both. Folks just need to be supportive of the restrictions. Further more, I am a MAGA supporter and I don't make stupid excuses or stupid decisions. I don't appreciate the implication that I am somehow inferior...... Nothing could be farther from the truth.
There is but some... actually many people on the right would rather open everything up right now to save a few bucks even if granny passes away. Like Dan Patrick once said: "Old people are willing to die for the economy!"


 

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There is but some... actually many people on the right would rather open everything up right now to save a few bucks even if granny passes away. Like Dan Patrick once said: "Old people are willing to die for the economy!"


If they shut down your grocery store and you couldn't work how would you feel?
 

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If they shut down your grocery store and you couldn't work how would you feel?
I'm sorry but they will not shut down a major chain grocery store, that's literally the last business that will shut down even in the middle of a crsis. We will stay open no matter what, or else risk mass chaos & total societal breakdown.
 

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I'm sorry but they will not shut down a major chain grocery store, that's literally the last business that will shut down even in the middle of a crsis. We will stay open no matter what, or else risk mass chaos & total societal breakdown.
Oh I agree definitely.. but if there was something wrong and they had to shut down indefinitely how would that make you feel?
 

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So then you support an increase in minimum wage to $15 so we lift as many people out of poverty as possible......awesome, solid policy position you have there.
Minimal wage is Minimal wage. The $ number does not mater, for, over time all other wages will adjust . I do agree that it should be adjusted for inflation every 3 years
 

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Oh I agree definitely.. but if there was something wrong and they had to shut down indefinitely how would that make you feel?
I... personally do not care. It's just a job that provides a temporary means to an end and I have plenty saved up to survive without it for a long time.
 

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Except that's definitely not working in states that have tried that (mostly republican states) and people aren't taking all the necessary precautions, many elderly are being forced to go back to work anyway and many, even in this very thread are perpetuating myths about wearing masks.

No we can't have it both ways, because the US is full of a bunch of spoiled brats that value the economy and personal freedoms over the livelihood of themselves and others and love to make everything into some sick, twisted conspiracy theory
You are wrong. I care about the economy and I wear my mask to prevent the spread. I practice social distancing, and I do everything that I am supposed to do to keep my parents and others safe. I am not some spoiled brat...... I love my country and I love our freedom, but I am not going to go against what is right just to make a point (look at riots and looting). There are folks on both sides that don't care about lives..... We can do this back and forth all night and you know it. Truth is, we have to get on with our lives and we have to do it responsibly. That's the message we should be presenting as a country.
 

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You are wrong. I care about the economy and I wear my mask to prevent the spread. I practice social distancing, and I do everything that I am supposed to do to keep my parents and others safe. I am not some spoiled brat...... I love my country and I love our freedom, but I am not going to go against what is right just to make a point (look at riots and looting). There are folks on both sides that don't care about lives..... We can do this back and forth all night and you know it. Truth is, we have to get on with our lives and we have to do it responsibly. That's the message we should be presenting as a country.
No you are wrong. Not everyone lives in Cad Wedge's utopian society where we all get along, holds hands, and sing kumbaya. This country as a whole is full of spoiled brats that don't want to follow the rules and comply with mandates and recommendations about protecting themselves and others. During a global pandemic, it only takes one or just a few bad apples to ruin the entire bunch.
 
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