Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:48 pm

That’s so much better !

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Post by sancarlos » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:55 pm

Good news, DiS! I really look forward to when we can all get the vaccination. (Especially my parents, in their 80s.)
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:15 pm

Young conservatives mingled maskless at Mar-a-Lago and partied with a money cannon
Conservative student group Turning Point USA held two large events in Florida this weekend, including one at Mar-a-Lago, President Trump’s private club, allegedly violating local coronavirus restrictions and disregarding authorities’ pleas to avoid such massive gatherings.

Turning Point on Friday night held its annual winter gala at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. The party was attended by hundreds of students, organizers and GOP notables such as South Dakota Gov. Kristi L. Noem, Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Mike Lindell, otherwise known as the “MyPillow Guy.”

Then on Saturday, thousands of students gathered indoors at the organization’s “Student Action Summit,” where they heard from conservative GOP speakers, including Donald Trump Jr., and cheered loudly as women shot money into the crowd with a cannon.
I've never wanted to invest in a guillotine before...

And here's a clip from the Conference:



I can't wait for that guy to get caught up in some kind of scandal...

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:03 pm

Last night I heard a father of a girl in my son's class died of COVID. Feeling horrible for the kids. Father was in the hospital for 2 weeks, and their mother has been in and out of a mental institution for years. 14. 16 and 19 or 20 yo girls, the oldest is autistic.

Then this morning I heard a weird one that I don't quite understand yet. A boy in my son's class went to the doctor, as they thought he broke his jaw in a sledding accident. He hit his jaw, and the following day it was severely swollen. x-rays were negative. The kid tested positive for COVID a few weeks ago, but but asymptomatic. They had him tested as he was in close contact with a positive case. Doctors told them that the swelling is caused by COVID virus attacking a trauma point. I don't understand how this is possible and only going off of what the mother texted, but it makes me nervous if asymptomatic people, especially a kid, can have effects weeks after they are exposed and presumed virus free. It'll be interesting to look back in a few years when we really learn the effects of this virus.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:05 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Last night I heard a father of a girl in my son's class died of COVID. Feeling horrible for the kids. Father was in the hospital for 2 weeks, and their mother has been in and out of a mental institution for years. 14. 16 and 19 or 20 yo girls, the oldest is autistic.
That's terrible...

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Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Then this morning I heard a weird one that I don't quite understand yet. A boy in my son's class went to the doctor, as they thought he broke his jaw in a sledding accident. He hit his jaw, and the following day it was severely swollen. x-rays were negative. The kid tested positive for COVID a few weeks ago, but but asymptomatic. They had him tested as he was in close contact with a positive case. Doctors told them that the swelling is caused by COVID virus attacking a trauma point. I don't understand how this is possible and only going off of what the mother texted, but it makes me nervous if asymptomatic people, especially a kid, can have effects weeks after they are exposed and presumed virus free. It'll be interesting to look back in a few years when we really learn the effects of this virus.
I know I've been doing a lot of "wow, this weirdly just came up in my real life too" lately, but its happening again. I'd never heard of anything like this but a friend on a zoom last night was talking about how the virus can attack already compromised teeth and cause them to fall out. That sounds super fucked up.
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Post by The Sybian » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:03 pm

mister d wrote:
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I know I've been doing a lot of "wow, this weirdly just came up in my real life too" lately,
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Steve of phpBB wrote:What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?

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Post by L-Jam3 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:54 pm

That’s outstanding. Now I’m disappointed that Posobiec blocked me.
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Post by brian » Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:56 pm

However fucking stupid you think these people they somehow always manage to top it.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:25 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Last night I heard a father of a girl in my son's class died of COVID. Feeling horrible for the kids. Father was in the hospital for 2 weeks, and their mother has been in and out of a mental institution for years. 14. 16 and 19 or 20 yo girls, the oldest is autistic.

Then this morning I heard a weird one that I don't quite understand yet. A boy in my son's class went to the doctor, as they thought he broke his jaw in a sledding accident. He hit his jaw, and the following day it was severely swollen. x-rays were negative. The kid tested positive for COVID a few weeks ago, but but asymptomatic. They had him tested as he was in close contact with a positive case. Doctors told them that the swelling is caused by COVID virus attacking a trauma point. I don't understand how this is possible and only going off of what the mother texted, but it makes me nervous if asymptomatic people, especially a kid, can have effects weeks after they are exposed and presumed virus free. It'll be interesting to look back in a few years when we really learn the effects of this virus.
Ugh.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by brian » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:42 pm

Around one year ago at this time, some dude in Wuhan, China had just been infected with what would become known as SARS-Cov-2.

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:50 pm

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I love this so much, and I don't want to be the pedantic prick here, but the COVID vaccines don't actually contain a weakened virus, but trigger our bodies to produce the same protein that surrounds the virus, which causes our immune system to create the antibodies that kill the virus. Jack P is still a complete moron deserving our scorn, and if I didn't know who wrote his Tweet, I'd assume it was sarcasm, but he is actually that much of a moron.
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Post by P.D.X. » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:17 pm

That wasn't sarcasm? I don't know that dude so assumed it was.

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Post by brian » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:38 pm

(At least) 1 out of 1,000 Americans has now died of COVID in just nine months.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:26 pm

My GF (who works as a sonographer at a high risk obstetrics clinic) got her vaccine today. Best Christmas gift ever.

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Post by sancarlos » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:46 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:26 pm
My GF (who works as a sonographer at a high risk obstetrics clinic) got her vaccine today. Best Christmas gift ever.
That's awesome.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:39 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:46 pm
DaveInSeattle wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:26 pm
My GF (who works as a sonographer at a high risk obstetrics clinic) got her vaccine today. Best Christmas gift ever.
That's awesome.
Fuck yeah it is. She thought it would be another few weeks, but the doctors in her clinics raised a stink and got them bumped up on the list.

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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:05 pm

Fucking awesome! Learned on the family zoom tonight that a few family members have appointments before the new year as well.
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Post by sancarlos » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:05 pm

Man, I cannot wait until my aged parents can get the vaccination. They feel the same way.
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Post by rass » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:53 am

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Post by Brontoburglar » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:38 pm

LA is set to get her first dose on Thursday aaaaaaaaaand ... the new employee she was training yesterday found out halfway through the day that multiple people she spent Xmas with have tested positive. That woman was immediately sent home but not before she was told to go downstairs and get a test.

they were wearing PPE while in close proximity to each other for the entirety of the day sans lunch in the break room. so we basically pretended that LA was positive last night after she got home and wore masks and she slept downstairs and I didn't see her at all before she left today. we'll keep doing that until we find out how to proceed based on the woman's test results.

weeeeeeeeeeee
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:38 pm

Here’s why vaccinations are so slow - (it’s pretty much what you would have thought it was in terms of blame):


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mister d wrote:Couldn't have pegged me better.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:52 am

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Albuquerque is going, uh, viral...

Megachurches fined for violating public health orders
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Asking rhetorically - wouldn't these folks be the types who'd get hard over "law and order?"
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Post by Johnnie » Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:59 am

Christian flavored Sharia Law (their 'law and order') is preferable to a secular, free-thinking democracy (where the greater good's needs need to come before individuals) yes.

As George Carlin once said: "My God has a bigger dick than your God."

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Specified what I meant.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:45 am

And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:03 am

Brontoburglar wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:38 pm
LA is set to get her first dose on Thursday aaaaaaaaaand ... the new employee she was training yesterday found out halfway through the day that multiple people she spent Xmas with have tested positive. That woman was immediately sent home but not before she was told to go downstairs and get a test.

they were wearing PPE while in close proximity to each other for the entirety of the day sans lunch in the break room. so we basically pretended that LA was positive last night after she got home and wore masks and she slept downstairs and I didn't see her at all before she left today. we'll keep doing that until we find out how to proceed based on the woman's test results.

weeeeeeeeeeee
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Post by rass » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:08 am

Glad to hear bronto.

I think my wife is supposed to get it next week at a closed POD before they start vaxxing the general population.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:59 am

I am having trouble working up the right sympathy for the incoming 41-year-old GOP congressman from Louisiana who died at age 41 with no co-morbidities from Covid after a diagnosis on Dec. 19. a LOT of of pictures of him maskless and maskless events for his campaign and after over the last few months.

Two small kids too. What an asshole.

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tennbengal wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:59 am
I am having trouble working up the right sympathy for the incoming 41-year-old GOP congressman from Louisiana who died at age 41 with no co-morbidities from Covid after a diagnosis on Dec. 19. a LOT of of pictures of him maskless and maskless events for his campaign and after over the last few months.

Two small kids too. What an asshole.
I think you can feel sympathy for his family and even some sympathy for him yet admit that you're not tied up in knots about it. He could have taken more precautions and took it more seriously and he didn't. Caveat emptor.

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Post by L-Jam3 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:31 am

For some good news for a change, Astra-Zeneca’s vaccine had been approved in UK.

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Post by tennbengal » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:38 am

brian wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:10 am
tennbengal wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:59 am
I am having trouble working up the right sympathy for the incoming 41-year-old GOP congressman from Louisiana who died at age 41 with no co-morbidities from Covid after a diagnosis on Dec. 19. a LOT of of pictures of him maskless and maskless events for his campaign and after over the last few months.

Two small kids too. What an asshole.
I think you can feel sympathy for his family and even some sympathy for him yet admit that you're not tied up in knots about it. He could have taken more precautions and took it more seriously and he didn't. Caveat emptor.
I mean... I should. But I am a bad person, I guess, because, well, fuck him. He did that to them. Him and his death cult of a party.

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Post by mister d » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:54 am

“He should have taken more precautions” is the uncle who went to Christmas and had his mask under his nose. This guy campaigned as a trump aligned Republican, the ones who have enabled so much of this. It’s not the same thing.
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Post by mister d » Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:55 am

“He died before he got to take office and help kill others for personal gain” is succinct and accurate.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:09 am

This asshole. FUCK HIM.


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Post by tennbengal » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:10 am

mister d wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:55 am
“He died before he got to take office and help kill others for personal gain” is succinct and accurate.
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