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Wed Aug 11, 2021, 11:27 PM

A very small bit of surprising good news on Covid.

Last week, a state court trial court judge in Pulaski County (Little Rock), Arkansas, entered a temporary restraining order (not a final decision) stopping enforcement of the Arkansas law prohibiting mask mandates in public schools pending a final hearing in a lawsuit challenging the law. The case will certainly ultimately be decided by the Arkansas Supreme Court where I would not hazard a prediction about the outcome.

That decision was surprising enough but my home town school district in south Arkansas has decided to institute a mask mandate on the strength of the TRO. Granted my home town is slightly pinker than most of the blood red state but I still find the decision surprisingly brave.

Maybe - just maybe - people are finally becoming concerned about the lives of our children.

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Reply A very small bit of surprising good news on Covid. (Original post)
TomSlick Aug 11 OP
chowder66 Aug 11 #1
TomSlick Aug 11 #2
WhiteTara Aug 11 #3
TomSlick Aug 11 #4
monkeyman1 Aug 12 #5
SleeplessinSoCal Aug 12 #6
brer cat Aug 12 #7
TomSlick Aug 12 #8

Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 11:31 PM

1. I hope that is the case but I really wish people would be concerned about adults as well. nt

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 11:33 PM

2. Baby steps.

People in this part of the country will be most interested in the health of children - who have no say in the matter. If we can convince folks to be concerned about the health of children, the short, logical step is to be concerned about the health of adults.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 11:48 PM

3. Eureka Springs did too, but

Berryville did not.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 11, 2021, 11:52 PM

4. Folks in Eureka are a tad more enlightened. It's an interesting town.

As the pediatric death count grows, more school districts will wish they had followed suit.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 12:46 AM

5. I live in Arkansas & the kid's need be protected.


And I don't give a damn which fucking party you belong too ! It's called common sense in which people very damn lacking in these day,s because of politics. well ,guess what , don't want too play by the rules , your fucking dead ! plane & simple !

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 01:31 AM

6. For posterity - the Trump Party, formerly GOP, is neither pro life or pro law & order.

They can't deny this is so.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 05:41 AM

7. I hope more follow suit.

Sacrificing children to support trumpism is barbaric.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 12, 2021, 01:36 PM

8. Agreed.

The UofA system has adopted a mask requirement as have other school districts.

The El Dorado, Arkansas School District has adopted a mask requirement. That is interesting because state legislators from El Dorado led the passage of the law forbidding mask mandates and stopped the attempt to repeal or amend the law in a recent special session.

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