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The Reopening

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress this morning that while a few recent economic headlines have been good, some 25 million people may be permanently displaced from their jobs and it will take a long time to recover. He also called on Congress to pass more stimulus.

Meanwhile, Texas has set another record high for coronavirus hospitalizations which are now up by 66 percent since Memorial Day.

Finally, NBC News reports that there will be almost no safety requirements for Trump's upcoming Nuremberg rally which will people packed "shoulder to shoulder."

There is no plan to test any of the supporters who attend the mega-rally in Oklahoma, where cases have spiked in recent days and the sweltering heat may complicate temperature readings. The campaign did not say what would happen if someone registered a higher-than-usual fever or what the cutoff would be for entry.

There is no indication there will be any social distancing inside the venue and people will likely be packed shoulder to shoulder, which is a concept the president has endorsed, saying it “loses a lot of flavor” to have his devoted fans spread out.

Anyone who enters the BOK Center will have already signed a digital liability waiver, clearing the Trump campaign of any responsibility should they get sick at the mass gathering.

  • I might feel sorry for those affected who aren’t attending, but if a few Nazi assholes end up getting sick you’ll see no tears from me. So tired of the stupidity.

  • Draxiar

    At this point what else can be done? We’re never going to get through to these people and those around them are going suffer. They’re going to listen to this lie monster who is not only packing them together and completely disregarding their safety but also wouldn’t piss on any of them if they were on fire. Unfortunately we just have to let them stick their finger in the Covid electrical socket while we do the best we can to protect ourselves.

  • Aynwrong

    Literal wall to wall stupidity. I fear for the state of Oklahoma.

    • muselet

      I fear for every non-stupid person the attendees of the Tulsa Superspreader Event come in contact with. Voluntarily putting oneself at risk of serious illness and death is one thing, it’s quite another to make that decision for someone else.

      –alopecia

      • Aynwrong

        Indeed.