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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:27 PM

Texas is fucked. Abbott and Trump talked today about opening up large swaths of TX

He's appeasing his voter base! He doesn't want them cooped up and getting pissed at him.

If his stated motive is to get the economy going, how much to low population areas add to the GDP?

And forget logistics. You gonna test everyone in your county? And make sure no one goes in or out? And what about deliveries from hot spots?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:30 PM

1. And what's sad is that this will affect everybody else.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:31 PM

2. Oklahoma is headed for disaster.

Stitt only closed 19 counties. Outlying counties around Tulsa are open for business.
This will just spread it cause people won't sit still, especially with all the trumpers.

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Response to 5X (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:41 PM

7. To do this to any state or county is absolutely criminal. But

trump, in tandem with republican governors, are 100% wheeling and dealing with people's lives!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:32 PM

3. Abbott probably won't even order more tests. Houston is close to running out.

They are going to close testing centers. This will be a disaster.

I shudder to think what is coming down the line.

I'm 60 and I'm expendable. Curse them all.

Stay well.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:38 PM

6. You are right. Testing #s and case totals are 100%

Bullshit. No one has a good total. I am absolutely convinced this was by design.

And the trump yahoos will believe him...HE solved it.

I wish Biden would pick someone with the greatest potential to turn TX blue, be it man or woman.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:37 PM

4. Hopefully, just Bob Wahr County

English translation: Barbed wire country; where there's nothing but barbed wire to block the wind, and the average distance between denizens is 20 miles.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:37 PM

5. Something like 1/8 of Trump voters live in a county without a single ICU bed.

Open up and then die. Great plan.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 07:43 PM

8. Large swaths of TX are, for all intents and purposes, unoccupied in the first place

 

You can "open up" Nye County, Nevada too.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:06 PM

9. so Nye is "hunkering down"? Agree, there are parts of states that have low population. How is Nye

gonna help the Dow if it's opened up? Just heard him say, "opening up large parts of US" he's
talking geographically. No big deal, unless it's close to a populated area - hot spot. It's all
political bullshit.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:35 PM

12. Nye County is roughly the size of New York STATE

 

....and has 44,000 people in it.

You could fit the entire population of Nye County into RFK stadium and have seats leftover.

A lot of Texas is the same way.

Yes, it's just political bullshit.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:37 PM

13. I vote for Esmerelda County, just northwest of Nye

Only 850 people as of 2017.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:12 PM

10. Florida also completely fucked.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:33 PM

11. Sounds like a mass annihilation event ...

in a bad science fiction movie. You know, where the really stupid people prevail and make things worse.

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