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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:26 PM

Orange Beach mayor responds to criticism over comments about 'pandemic politics'

Note: I went to high school with Tony back in the day. I thought he did a great job with the 2010 oil spill and managing that, but I think he's gone off the rails here. I'm honestly tired of wearing a mask, after a year, but I'm more tired of a 9/11's worth of deaths every damn day because people won't wear masks or social distance.

Source: WALA-TV, Mobile, Alabama

Link: https://www.fox10tv.com/news/baldwin_county/orange-beach-mayor-responds-to-criticism-over-comments-about-pandemic-politics/article_bd1613bc-8d55-11eb-8c15-83b343d46c36.html

Excerpt: ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) -- Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon has responded to some criticism over comments he made during a recent radio interview.

Kennon talked about what he calls "pandemic politics," saying, "you can't trust the numbers."

He made the comments on "The Jeff Poore Show" on FM Talk 1065.

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Reply Orange Beach mayor responds to criticism over comments about 'pandemic politics' (Original post)
COL Mustard Mar 2021 OP
HUAJIAO Mar 2021 #1
COL Mustard Mar 2021 #2
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #3
COL Mustard Mar 2021 #4
HUAJIAO Mar 2021 #5
COL Mustard Mar 2021 #6
HUAJIAO Mar 2021 #7
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #8
COL Mustard Mar 2021 #9
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #10
COL Mustard Mar 2021 #12
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2021 #13
gratuitous Mar 2021 #11

Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:34 PM

1. Bet he wears a seatbelt, stops at red lights....

obeys 'no shirt, no shoes, no service.'
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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:36 PM

2. Presumably Wears Pants In Public Too

At least he used to.

It must be the Southern sun. It fries people's brains. I don't have any other explanation.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:41 PM

3. Just another idiot in Alabama...

says a lifelong Alabamian.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 05:43 PM

4. I Grew Up In Mobile

Graduated from a local high school and went to college there. Went into the Army and have never looked back. Even if I wanted to move back, there's no work for me, but I could afford a damn nice house on the Bay.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 06:31 PM

5. "To be stuck inside of Mobile with those Memphis Blues, again"



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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 06:39 PM

6. +1000!!!

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 06:47 PM

7. So you're as old as I am.... LOLOL






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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:14 PM

8. Hi COL

I grew up in Axis and graduated from Satsuma in '74.
Even though prices have skyrocketed in the last 18 months, it's still cheaper than most of the country. Of course, you must be willing to have a farking repuq as your neighbor.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:41 PM

9. I Graduated From Vigor in '76

So our paths have definitely crossed, and we may know some of the same people!

I remember when WKRG radio had the spoof on "All My Children" or some other soap opera, and they talked about Gary Gringo and the other County Commissioners. That was some funny stuff.

I worked as a volunteer on Scott Hunter's County Commission bid in 1976. I think that was his only try for elective office.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:44 PM

10. Did you go to USA or one of the other colleges.

I was one of those delayed college goers. I went to work immediately and went back to college in 89. Graduated in 94, 20 years to the week of graduating HS. Where are you located now? I have been living out by what used to be Shaw HS since 1989.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:57 PM

12. I Went To USA

Graduated in 1980 and went in the Army right after. Been in the Washington DC area pretty much ever since

My mother taught at Shaw in the mid-70s. Those were interesting times. A lot has changed since then.

Hope you are well. I haven't been there since before the Pandemic. My mom wants me to come (and since she's mid 90s I should) but I just can't until I can be vaccinated.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 10:58 PM

13. My wife and I have gotten both our shots

She was in the age group. I went with her on the day she got her first one and found out that they sometimes have leftovers. I went back at the end of the day and sure enough, I was able to get one also.

Since she is in remission from Stage 4 Lymphoma, we were very relieved to be able to get the Phizer shots. We had no ill effects.
We still use double masks when we go out into public places and we very much restrict that, but it is nice to be able to go and buy our own groceries now instead of having them delivered.

Yes, you, like ME should visit your mother. Mine lives in Tenn now. I talk to her often, but a visit would make her happy. Her hubby is a tRumper so it makes it difficult.

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Response to COL Mustard (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 08:48 PM

11. "You can't trust the numbers"

So, what's the end game here, Mr. Kennon? Having everyone point and laugh at you for wearing a mask? Seems like an awful long way to go for a lame joke. Do you think this is like a frat initiation prank, where they blindfold you and make you put your hand in a bowl of peeled grapes, and tell you that it's really the eyeballs of people who died of the Covid?

Because when you say things like this in public, you sound kind of stupid, which in my opinion is worse than any of the falsities you've conjured up in your imagination for why this whole pandemic is political rather than a public health issue.

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