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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #375 on: July 24, 2020, 10:01:17 PM »
I can't tell if that's INTENDED to be a joke, or if it just perfectly worked out that way naturally.

I mean... WHO THE FUCK IS CHEERING? THERE'S NO ONE IN THE STANDS! It's like adding a laugh track to a shitty sitcom like Big Bang Theory. It only makes it even worse.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #376 on: July 25, 2020, 02:56:33 AM »
Yes Lol @ the fake cheers cued in. Obviously no one was expecting anything special but wow that was bad.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #377 on: July 25, 2020, 05:38:05 AM »
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #378 on: July 25, 2020, 11:05:40 AM »


Mask wearing and social distancing out the window. People pointed this out and Fauci said they were being "mischievous". Notice he had his mask on during the pitch, despite being well distanced from everyone there. I guess he figured no one would photograph him in the stands.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #379 on: July 25, 2020, 01:09:47 PM »
He should be shackled by his wrists and ankles, have 6 foot chains padlocked to the shackles, have the chains padlocked to the towing hitches of 2 Dodge dualies with Cummins turbodiesels, and torn apart Pablo Escobar style.

For being a Nationals fan. Not for the mask.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #380 on: July 26, 2020, 03:03:49 AM »
Disclaimer: this is not an important topic. The fauci baseball pitch sort of went viral. Plenty came to his defense, plenty thought it was hilarious. The most common thing I saw in his defense was this:



There are hundreds of memes of that picture. I didn't think anything of it, other than looks like trump sucks at baseball too. This wouldn't surprise me because well, look at him. So that was the common consensus until I came across this:


https://youtu.be/645cNMYN2mU

Still nothing special, but better than fauci's. Again, not an important topic and no point is being made. I don't think any of us expect anyone to be great at sports. Most of us were not. But there is something about at least being able to throw an object somewhat close to a target that is something we can all relate to as normal. Doesn't have to be a baseball, could be throwing/skipping rocks or whatever. Throwing like fauci does kinda show we probably had completely different childhoods. Trump is FAR from "normal". Just breaking down the new viral thing.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #381 on: July 26, 2020, 03:33:32 AM »
And she's wearing mask,... with her nose out. :D





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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #382 on: July 27, 2020, 03:29:50 AM »
Mask wearing and social distancing out the window. People pointed this out and Fauci said they were being "mischievous". Notice he had his mask on during the pitch, despite being well distanced from everyone there. I guess he figured no one would photograph him in the stands.

I believe I read that he had just drank some water (water bottle between his legs). This being a photo doesn't show the few seconds before or after this moment in time was captured. The woman is his wife, and the man is either his best friend and/or a close work associate? It wouldn't be too much of a surprise if they each -- or at least Fauci and the man if he's a work associate -- get tested regularly.

This is a great example of how far people are willing, and have to reach to criticize him.

"I had my mask around my chin. I had taken it down. I was totally dehydrated and I was drinking water trying to rehydrate myself," he explained. "And, by the way, I was negative COVID literally the day before."

https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-fauci-responds-photographed-mask-off

From Twitter:

"That photographer was probably waiting all game for him to take it down just to get that shot."

Exactly.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #383 on: July 27, 2020, 04:31:25 AM »
It also shows how quick people are to jump to his defense. I had already read the entirety of his explanation. He should have the common sense to realize that he's essentially the epitome of someone who should be leading by example in regard to the accepted guidelines (of which he was instrumental in implementing). He didn't need a mask whatsoever while he was tossing the first pitch but wore it anyway because the cameras were rolling. And the picture in the stands makes it seem like he's relaxing and has been for several minutes. Meanwhile Ted Cruz is villified for having his mask off on an airplane while a drink is literally in his hand and additional pictires show he had his mask on when the drink was not in his hand. Fauci should know that he's a prominent public figure, especially in regard to this virus, and that pictures will be taken of him, and that his actions have a direct impact on the faith of the masses in his own recommendations ("wait, this guy tells us to do it but he doesn't have to?"). It's simply not a good look, no matter how benign.
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Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
« Reply #384 on: July 27, 2020, 05:16:03 AM »
So... just don't drink water, is that your suggestion? How else could he have avoided it? Drink from a straw underneath the mask? Stay home, totally out of the public eye unless he's speaking at a news conference or whatnot?

People have been threatening Fauci's safety. I think a little defensiveness when his word or character is attacked is warranted, especially when it's attacked for such a trivial transgression (leaving out all context in the process).
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« Reply #385 on: July 27, 2020, 06:46:39 AM »
How did you decipher that from my post? He wasn't drinking water in the picture. He looked like he was relaxing touching his fingertips together waiting for the next pitch. Other people are putting their mask back on when they aren't drinking, but not the #1 public figure recommending that everyone do so. How does the hypocrisy escape you? You can call it minor, sure, but it's there.
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« Reply #386 on: July 27, 2020, 07:20:01 AM »
Fairly easy to peel down the mask with one hand and  sip with the other then fold it back up. He didn't do that. I don't like wearing masks 24/7. No one does. I take mine off any chance I can get. EVERYONE DOES. I really doubt fauci is any different. Having a water bottle between your legs provides a pretext to take a break from mask wearing, but when you're in his position the criticism he should expected and he should be leading through his own example.
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« Reply #387 on: July 27, 2020, 08:48:39 AM »
Question for you two: What did you think about Trump saying: "[The Coronavirus] is [the Democrat's] new hoax" - did you find that problematic? Is Fauci the only one that has to be mindful of his every word and move 24/7? I mean, who has more eyes and ears on them, Trump or Fauci?
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« Reply #388 on: July 27, 2020, 09:10:43 AM »
He wasn't calling the virus itself a hoax. Just like the Russia investigation (or Ukraine, or impeachment, or whatever "witch hunt" - not a literal witch hunt - have you), the investigation itself was real, but the political agenda and methodology behind it were a "hoax".

Trump is not the best at choosing his words. The guy seemingly just wings it sometimes, and other times he uses words purposefully that will energize his base.

You can bash Trump all you want, I'm honestly not a big fan. But the media just lies about him. Why don't they report on his immense spending (and not just military spending) after criticizing Obama for his unprecidented spending? Or how about the majority of that spending financed by fiat money from the Fed? That will cause inflation that will rob Americans of purchasing power. But hey, why mention important issues when you can cry about every form of bigotry while lying to make it seem plausible. Or in this case, make it seem like he said the virus isn't real.

Fauci is supposed to be the expert. He's the guy in the limelight so he'll see criticism when he's wrong or goofs up (which has happened a good bit), but no one is going after him like they have Trump. FFS every MSM channel is 100% Trumpovision 24/7.
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« Reply #389 on: July 27, 2020, 06:44:30 PM »
Question for you two: What did you think about Trump saying: "[The Coronavirus] is [the Democrat's] new hoax" - did you find that problematic? Is Fauci the only one that has to be mindful of his every word and move 24/7? I mean, who has more eyes and ears on them, Trump or Fauci?

We already broke down the claim that trump called coronavirus a hoax. Let's do everyone a favor and not revisit that.

I thought my take was realistic. I haven't really cared much about that picture of him with his mask off, and hadn't discussed it until it was brought up in this thread. I compared Fauci to myself and how others feel about masks. I wear them 100% of the time when needed, but I avoid those situations because I don't enjoy wearing one. Even outdoors with coworkers we put one on if we're within 6ft. All oxygen level claims aside, it takes more effort to breath with a mask on. If I were him and had to have it on all the time in the summer I'd want a break too like I said. That being said he also could've slipped it down just for the action of drinking and put it right back. He didn't and he's the leading expert that encourages everyone to be better about masks. Of course, the fact that he could've done a little better with his mask isn't going to go unnoticed.

A far better indication of what's going on here is what if it was trump in that picture? Would you say what's trump supposed to do, not drink water?

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