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Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:30 PM

Wyoming's governor has resisted calls for a mask mandate. Now he has the coronavirus.

Source: WaPo

Earlier this month, with coronavirus cases rising dramatically across Wyoming, a coalition of medical experts and nearly every county health officer in the state wrote to Republican Gov. Mark Gordon with an urgent demand: to issue a statewide mask mandate.

Gordon declined. While he has stressed the importance of wearing masks, he has also argued that it’s an individual choice to do so.

“It is incredibly important that we take personal responsibility for our actions and understand how those actions can implicate others,” Gordon said last month.

Now Gordon, 63, has tested positive for the virus, his office announced Wednesday. “He only has minor symptoms at this time and plans to continue working on behalf of Wyoming remotely,” Gordon’s office said in a news release.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/26/wyoming-governor-covid-gordon-masks/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=wp_main




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Reply Wyoming's governor has resisted calls for a mask mandate. Now he has the coronavirus. (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 2020 OP
StClone Nov 2020 #1
mpcamb Nov 2020 #2
jayfish Nov 2020 #3
okaawhatever Nov 2020 #8
GeorgeGist Nov 2020 #4
jimfields33 Nov 2020 #5
Wednesdays Nov 2020 #6
L.Pharmstrong Nov 2020 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2020 #9
not fooled Nov 2020 #10
Evolve Dammit Nov 2020 #11
LiberalLovinLug Nov 2020 #12
TeamPooka Nov 2020 #13
Warpy Nov 2020 #14
BlueWavePsych Nov 2020 #15
warmfeet Nov 2020 #16
Chellee Nov 2020 #17
Sherman A1 Nov 2020 #18

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:32 PM

1. Sadly this is not good but it shows willful ignorance is dangerous

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:39 PM

2. "plans to continue working on behalf of Wyoming" Nah, take time off.

It'd be better for Wyoming, jerk.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:45 PM

3. This May Seem Trivial But;...

if the head of your state government doesn't understand the difference between the words "implicate" and impact then you're in f'ing trouble.

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Response to jayfish (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 02:56 PM

8. Probably a Freudian slip, but if not, he and his Republican brethren will soon learn the meaning as

the subpoenas they receive will have some mention of “implicate” in them. Ditto seditious conspiracy, honest services fraud, perjury, accomplice before, during, and after the fact......

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 01:55 PM

4. Stupidity has a way of catching up.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 02:00 PM

5. Even innocent who do everything right are getting it. Colorado governor

is in quarantine. So unfair!

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 02:31 PM

6. The odds are still in their favor.

Why are you arguing against that?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 02:47 PM

7. Thoughts & Prayers.

 

Nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 03:00 PM

9. If he could keep it to himself it would be Darwinism at its finest

Unfortunately it's an airborn virus.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 04:54 PM

10. Yes--"...and understand how those actions can implicate others."

The problem is many maggots KNOW their actions endanger others, but don't care. Or like the idea of spitefully harming others.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 05:11 PM

11. Sometimes I assume elected officials are brighter than most. Other times it is obvious to not be so

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 05:16 PM

12. Unfortunately, a high profile Republican will have to be on life support

Higher than Herman Cain.
Even if they don't die. If Trump, or one of his kids, or Mitch, or Lindsey or maybe Susan Collins, was sent to the hospital and on a ventalator for a few weeks, I'll bet there'd be come to Jesus moment with R voters.

I guess I wouldn't bet the farm on it though

Its almost like the more Republicans get COVID, and only have mild symptoms, and come through it fine, the more that works in their favour.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 05:53 PM

13. should have called it the Karma Virus

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 06:44 PM

14. Wyoming is one of 3 states worse off than NM is

NM has dropped down the list because our lockdown has been working.

That's all going to be blown to hell today, I'm afraid, but at least we knocked the number of cases down by 2/3 from last week. We'll see the worst next Monday-Thursday.

I was hoping I was wrong about this following the pattern of other pandemics and that it would be largely over by the time the holidays came around. Nope. There are times I hate being right.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 07:19 PM

15. Another Darwin award

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:14 PM

16. Hope he doesn't die from it, or anything.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Nov 26, 2020, 08:35 PM

17. I hope he licked Mitch McConnell.

nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 07:50 AM

18. Darn the luck

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