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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:34 PM

Governor tests positive for COVID-19

Source: MTN News

By: MTN News
Posted at 6:22 PM, Apr 05, 2021 and last updated 4 minutes ago
GREAT FALLS — After exhibiting mild symptoms on Sunday and out of an abundance of caution, Governor Greg Gianforte on Monday was tested for COVID-19 and received a positive result. The first lady, who has exhibited no symptoms, has been tested and is awaiting her results.

Following his doctor's instructions and public health guidance, the governor is isolating for 10 days, according to a news release from Gianforte's office. The governor has notified all individuals with whom he may have had close contact.

All of the governor's in-person events have been canceled until further notice, and the governor will continue to conduct his duties and manage the state's business from his home in Bozeman.

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Gianforte received the first dose of the two-dose vaccine last Thursday at a Walgreens pharmacy in Helena.

Read more: https://www.krtv.com/news/coronavirus/governor-tests-positive-for-covid-19

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Reply Governor tests positive for COVID-19 (Original post)
swag Apr 2021 OP
jpak Apr 2021 #1
musette_sf Apr 2021 #7
peppertree Apr 2021 #26
Initech Apr 2021 #29
CanonRay Apr 2021 #2
swag Apr 2021 #3
Carlitos Brigante Apr 2021 #4
mountain grammy Apr 2021 #9
magicarpet Apr 2021 #5
Dakota Flint Apr 2021 #6
2naSalit Apr 2021 #8
JudyM Apr 2021 #11
2naSalit Apr 2021 #13
JudyM Apr 2021 #15
2naSalit Apr 2021 #16
badhair77 Apr 2021 #10
Delmette2.0 Apr 2021 #12
2naSalit Apr 2021 #14
Deuxcents Apr 2021 #17
dweller Apr 2021 #18
LetMyPeopleVote Apr 2021 #19
BlueStater Apr 2021 #20
Botany Apr 2021 #21
torius Apr 2021 #22
LaMouffette Apr 2021 #23
monkeyman1 Apr 2021 #24
MontanaMama Apr 2021 #25
Martin68 Apr 2021 #27
pfitz59 Apr 2021 #32
AllyCat Apr 2021 #28
Judi Lynn Apr 2021 #30
twodogsbarking Apr 2021 #31
riversedge Apr 2021 #33

Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:39 PM

1. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy

Nope

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:50 PM

7. +1

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:17 AM

26. Hopefully it'll pack (shall we say) quite a punch



Reporter Ben Jacobs after his encounter with the future governor.

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Response to jpak (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:19 AM

29. Maybe COVID will body slam him.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:40 PM

2. I hope the asshole gets a bad case

He's got it coming.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:44 PM

3. To his credit, he did get a shot.

Too bad it was after he was already infected, and had lifted mask mandates and other restrictions.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:44 PM

4. Oh no!....

Is the virus OK?

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Response to Carlitos Brigante (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:53 PM

9. Ha..

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:49 PM

5. This is the guy who beat up the UPI reporter,...

.... because he did not like the question asked - when he ran for a US House seat.

Hope he has the nasty South African variant of the Covid virus,.. then gets cancer,.. then drops dead.

This guy is real Fascist scum.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:50 PM

6. I don't wish it to die

But it should have to drag around an oxygen tank for the rest of its miserable life.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:51 PM

8. I just listened to...

The whole NPR broadcast for most of Montana and I did NOT hear a word about this. I may have missed a brief note but I don't recall hearing anything about it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:03 PM

11. Love your Bigfoot sig line!

So funny and pathetic at the same time.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:06 PM

13. Thanks...

I steal those from the daily TOONS when I see a really good one. It was maybe a week ago that it came out.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:10 PM

15. Oh, those are great.

Same place I picked up my donkey kicking trump to the curb image.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:18 PM

16. I like that one too!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:03 PM

10. I have relatives in Montana. They think it's a hoax.

The blood of Christ will protect them from any harm so no vaccinations for them. They’re real fruitcakes.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:04 PM

12. I love everyone comments.

Why does he have to go back to Bozman when the Governor's mansion is empty and waiting? It is about 12-15 blocks from the hospital if things go sideways. Oops, nevermind let's leave him how many miles from the Bozeman hospital?

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:08 PM

14. His mansion is fancier and he won't have to look at the...

Lowly public who might be seen from the gov's mansion.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:24 PM

17. Even in Montana

It doesn’t matter if ya live on a reservation or a mansion..Covid doesn’t care. My hope is this experience gives compassion for those not able to receive the care they do. Just maybe..

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 09:43 PM

18. May the virus

body slam him into the ground ...

✌🏻

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:03 PM

19. From the Hoarse Whisperer

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:32 PM

20. The wolf-murdering, reporter-attacking douchebag.

I didn’t know a piece of shit could get COVID. You learn something new everyday.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:56 PM

21. I hope he suffers and dies.

He shot a wolf in a pen wearing a radio collar from Yellowstone.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:01 PM

22. Palin sick (unclear if now or before),

Kemp is quarantining, now this guy .,, you would think there was a pattern.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:26 PM

23. Since our wonderful Democratic governor Steve Bullock got termed out of office,

Gianforte and the Montana state legislature (Republican controlled) have been running roughshod over our beautiful state. It's absolutely appalling, and I am delighted that Gianforte got Covid.

Get a load of this bullshit: Montana is expected to receive about $3 billion from the Biden American Rescue Plan bill. The Montana legislature wants to pass legislation stating that counties that DO NOT LIFT THEIR COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS will not get any of that money! So the back-ass-wards counties filled with Trump humpers, many of whom have basically defied the Covid restrictions for the past year, will be rewarded, while the more enlightened (liberal) counties and counties with tribal communities at greater risk of dying from Covid, who have taken every precaution and are STILL taking every precaution to protect their residents will be punished.

From the Helena Independent Record:

"[Rep. Matt] Regier said he wants to see language in the bill that counties, municipalities and schools with COVID-19 regulations more restrictive than the state’s would not be eligible for the federal money. While Montana has rescinded its mask mandate and other limitations on hours and capacity at businesses, local entities can still put those measures in place.

“This is all federal relief from the pandemic and shutdown. We’ve got a state policy for COVID and if the county wants to go and make some stricter (rules) and shut down businesses and even further restrict because of COVID, but then wants taxpayers to backfill even more of a shutdown, I don’t think that’s right,” Regier said. “As a state if we're going to lift each other out, we need to come out of this together, not shut down even further and then expect more taxpayer dollars to make up for decisions that schools or counties or cities are making above and beyond what the (state) has.”

[link:https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/talk-on-how-to-spend-3-billion-in-covid-19-aid-dominates-montana-legislature/article_5a43d7e4-2d52-5e80-a0f2-7f189f5f62b7.html|

As far as I know, this is still just a proposal, but the Republican-controlled state legislature is just giddy with power these days and I would not be at all surprised if they approved this incredibly unfair measure. I hope there are federal guidelines as to how the ARP money must be distributed within a state to make it more or less equitable and so that they can't just turn it into a big tax rebate for the wealthy Republicans in Montana and other red states.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:28 PM

24. republican's not the sharpest knife in the drawer ! proven fact!!

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Response to swag (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:29 PM

25. I'm not sorry Gov Thug got Covid.

My hope is that she has her way with him and it hurts.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:21 AM

27. Am I clueless, or does this post fail to mention the state this governors governs?

there is a Great Falls in Washington DC. Oh, I see Bozeman mentioned. Are we talking Montana?

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:22 AM

28. Didn't he already get COVID once?

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:22 AM

30. Surely hope Covid-19 won't bring this fine man down.



Gov. Gianforte



The slamee, Guardian journalist, Ben Jacobs

Gianforte Assault Case Documents
https://www.emwh.org/issues/public%20trust/mt%20pt%20threats/gianforte/gianforte%20assault%20case%20documents.htm

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:13 AM

31. We got second dose yesterday.

I said that I wondered if we would be doing this every year for the rest of my life.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:38 PM

33. ah, shucky darns.

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