Thursday, July 23, 2020

Virus? What Virus?

How does one handle a Covid-19 shutdown? Simple.  Have a block party.  So much for Little Lord Lumumba's decree that no one should have fun in Jackson.  A streetball tournament took place last weekend, complete with a city-issued permit. WJTV reported:







58 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it Groundhog Day?

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see the date of the permit. Anyone have a bottle of "White Out" (nothing racial about the term)?

Anonymous said...

the radical new city-

Anonymous said...

Love the picture of the police car in the distance blocking traffic.

Anonymous said...

The mayor is a clown.

Anonymous said...

Now that’s real leadership there. Never his fault. Takes no responsibility. Looks the other way when confronted by violations that he’s really not concerned about.


Anonymous said...

Martins is still full of maskless fat old people....covid susceptible laughing hyenas picking on people who dare to wear a mask.

Suffering and death await all who enter

Anonymous said...

What the hell did 'lil Chokwe think was going to happen. It has been proven time and time again you absolutely cannot depend on the responsibility of the citizens to act properly. The permit should not have been issued in the first place. Don't give them a chance to screw up, the consequences are fatal.

Anonymous said...

If you have a valid permit, aren't all participants immune from the virus? Right?

MadisonRulz said...

"It's a football game daddy, can we stay and watch?"

Personally I could have used more footage of the hoop game and less of the mayor and flea market.

Anonymous said...

Once again, where are the snarky leftists to mock these people? Why aren't you calling them freeDUMBS and Covidiots? Why is your vitriol only reserved for libertarians and conservatives? Hmmm, it really gets the old locomotive tooting!

Anonymous said...

Slow news day?

Anonymous said...

The folks calling Covid Deniers and Conspiracy Theory Mongers "FreeDumb" are NOT leftists. That's what you don't get.

It's folks with an IQ above room temperature. Veterans. Members of the Greatest Generation. College graduates. Youth group leaders. Hard core Republicans. Country boys who can do math and run a farm. Bosses. Business owners.

In your little imagination, unless you're driving a F250 lifted pickup with Trump's face plastered all over it with double Rebel flags from the back of the cab, with an enormous beer gut, two AR 15 toys to brandish at imaginary enemies, you're not "conservative." And, yes, I drive a truck, own 38 guns, at last count, and am from a very very small Miss. town.

And the sad thing is that it's YOU that are NOT CONSERVATIVE. You're a LiberaLtarian Anti-Gubmint Anti-Science type who has more in common with Dem voters in Marin County CA (antivaxxers) and Antifa (anti GubMint) than conservatives.

Well, we are conservative, far more than you. We have BIGGER guns than ARs, better guns, more time in the woods, more lines on our DD214, and have been there through thick and thin as conservatives. You hopped on the AntiGubMint TP Bandwagon as a brainless sheep, and it feels good to screech about "FreeDumb" from the "tyranny" of a cotton mask that might save someone's life.

You get called "FreeDumb" because you can't differentiate between a mild, if any, inconvenience, and oppression. And that IS Dumb. Really dumb.



Anonymous said...

Have you seen the cove at the Trace Overlook on any weekend? Same thing, except with boats instead of basketball. People everywhere in Mississippi are stupid. Lumumba acknowledged the mistake in issuing the permit and apologized.

Anonymous said...

Anyone ever hear what happened to guy with the guns at Lumumba's presser about guns? He catch a charge or was just another stage prop for Antar?

Anonymous said...

9:38,
You are projecting so much into 9:09's very simple question. It really betrays some potential mental health issues. You might consider speaking with a specialist.

Anonymous said...

9:38 You might want to consider switching to decaf....

Anonymous said...

I give up. Someone let me know when it's all over.

Anonymous said...

There is no excuse for having a block party like this during this pandemic. It shows that Ignorant and irresponsible anti-maskers come in all colors, ethnicities, and political affiliations. However, white, Cult45 conservatives make the most noise when displaying their defiance over the “loss of their freedom” over a very simple request from their government.

Anonymous said...

I had a "Otter" sweater just like that in 1982!

I repeat said...

Perception of a virus.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting! Look at all the trash on the ground, left for someone else to clean up. Lazy folks!

Kanye said...

10:25 what about those who aren't white? Are you racist?

Sigmund Freud said...

Now class, please note the post at 9:38. This is the best example of a bigot you will encounter today. Please, take the time to study this post. A test will be given later on in this material.

Anonymous said...

Too many Fawn Lebowitz's involved. They need to go back to making pots.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, there is a PSA that has played on MPB where several black community leaders talk about wearing a mask and how important it is. The mayor of Jackson speaks in it and tells everyone to wear a mask. Would love for this to be posted.

Anonymous said...

This post went live at 8:00 and at 9:09 someone asked "where are the snarky leftists to mock these people?" It's almost like someone rushed to get the comment posted before people had a chance to write something that might contradict the assumption behind the question, which is that "the left" refuses to look at itself and hold its own accountable. In other words, "the other side is a bunch of phonies, and therefore invalid"

If you really want to see what "the left" thinks, i.e., people who tend to be militant about following the CDC guidelines, give it a day. Or, if you can't wait that long, take a look at the comments to the post from Wednesday, titled "We Are Invincible."

Anonymous said...

@9:38, for all of your schizo ranting, you failed to answer the question that 9:09 asked. Why don't you ever have vitrol for block parties, hip hop concerts, street races, etc where face coverings are disregarded?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps I should sue the city for denying my permit...

Anonymous said...

I should have written "the post from Monday," instead of Wednesday. My bad.

-11:05

Anonymous said...

Do as I say, not as my friends do. This whole thing has become comical between this type of behavior and the we are all gonna die crowd. Just everyone get this shit and get over it.

Anonymous said...

Sigmund Freud, you aren't or you'd known the judging an individual's or group of individuals behaving badly isn't bigotry.

And, 11:18 am ( falling into the trap of proving 9:38 am's point) should've been able to comprehend the anger with people who don't followed CDC's protocols and especially the hypocrisy of those who politicized mask wearing claiming to be " conservatives". He's saying their bad behavior shouldn't be used to define " conservatives" and he resents that their bad behavior lumps all conservatives into a group of people behaving badly and saying ridiculous things.

How silly all of you are to leap to a conclusion that those angry with CV 19 deniers aren't angry with all of them! How truly dumb as charged to assume only "liberals" are wearing masks. I actually know more conservative Republicans ( liberal Democrats of either color are actually pretty rare here, moderate Democrats hard to find in any group of white folks)wearing masks. Indeed, I think if you asked a white mask wearer here if he or she was Republican, 90% would answer white.

As for me, I see a few with masks ( good for them, but sigh for " dumb" when their nose isn't covered or they pull it down to talk), a few without (ignorant or dumb or crazy for sure no matter the color or group affliation). They are individually advertising themselves as such.

Like 9:38, I assume ignorance, but if they announce it with their words and deeds, I get to assume crazy/stupid/easily fooled and possibly dangerous. The same goes for those vandalizing or stealing in Antifa garb or BLM garb. Those are people I think are immoral and hurt their group cause.

It was a bad decision by the city. This actually could have probably been done safely. It's past time for requiring enforceable plans for gatherings of humans based on guidelines.

If you don't want people to think you are stupid or chauvinistic or a racist or a facist or crazy then don't behave or speak or dress like you are. It's that easy.



Anonymous said...

Ok so as much flak as "we" give him, he did take responsibility and admitted that he and the city dropped the ball. Wish that other politicians would do the same on other issues....

Anonymous said...

The Lumamba Derangement Syndrome may be more contagious than COVID. He must haunt the dreams of quite a few posters here.

Anonymous said...

Dam they ain't no better than the Redneck's on the Res.

Anonymous said...

Never ceases to amaze me at the number of blowhards who bash out comments resembling manifestos.

Look, don't you have the cognitive ability to get to the point in 20 words or less?

Not sorry but I ain't reading your diatribes. I just keep on scrolling.

Anonymous said...

12:25 Naw, we are just sick of this hubris filled, incompetent mayor.

Anonymous said...

Why does 9:38 AM and 12:05PM seem to read like the same pseudo intellectual continuing their unhinged manifesto?

Anonymous said...

@12:54, try not to let it consume you. When people get so obsessed over politicians, nothing good comes ever from it. Just remember that no matter how badly you want Lumamba and Jackson to fail, it’s not worth ruining your mental health.

Sigmund Freud said...

Dissociative identity disorder is often found in people that feel guilt from their own bigotry. To find relief from this guilt, another personality is constructed in the mind as a way of escape. The post at 12:05 is a classic example of this disorder as one personality rises to the defense of the other personality which is the poster at 9:38. Please, note this post and study extensively, for it also will be included in a future test.

Anonymous said...

1:33, they are not the same person. And, why does it seem unhinged to you? Projection, sweetheart.

Everything normal and decent seems unhinged to the actually unhinged.


Wear a damn mask. Wash your hands. It is not big deal. It is not political. Just do it!
Stop social gatherings. The virus is spreading unchecked. (18-29 year-olds = faster growth of new cases. you are not bulletproof!)
There is no cure. Preventing spread is MUCH more effective than supportive care.
This is not just a COVID patient problem. We are struggling to find hospital beds for ALL patients who are ill or injured.

Health care is doing its part. Now do your part. #PleaseDontMakeThisWorseForUs


Guess what "unhinged" (LMAO) "pseudo" intellectual wrote that?

Anonymous said...

Someone call Planter's old Mr. Peanut. Because one of his nuts @2:23 is on the loose! LOOKOUT PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

" Don't give them a chance to screw up, the consequences are fatal." So Doctor, how many do think will think succumb to this action? I'm betting you may not sleep much.

Anonymous said...

So when was this event permit approved? Smells of a rat.

Anonymous said...

"Don't you have the cognitive ability to get to the point in 20 words or less?" in 46 words. SMH.

Anonymous said...

Let's connect at Martins for lunch to discuss further. Or maybe Pelican Cove Sunday afternoon.

And don't wear your mask. Just mosey up to the bar and inhale next to people.

Anonymous said...

Economic experts, Virologists, Epidemiologists, Critical Care experts, Psychologists and Psychiatrists. And people dare say we, Mississippi, are the lowest rated state. Can never be so with this group of distinguished panelists.

Anonymous said...

Funny observation 3:16, but 12:47 still has a point. Maybe the cap should be 50 words. Long rants are annoying.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I just got home from an office visit with his oncologist. We were told to expect a letter explaining that I would no longer be able to accompany him to his appointments, infusions, and IV chemotherapy treatments. This new policy is due to the selfishness of so many people who refuse to wear a mask, who continue to gather, and who neglect all the other preventive measures. Battling cancer is tough enough, but now the families who used to sit with and offer comfort to our loved ones will be sitting in a car in the parking lot. Waiting and wondering. Borders on inhumane.

If something as simple as wearing a mask is too inconvenient for you, God forbid you ever have to face what we face every day.

Anonymous said...

" Fawn Lebowitz "

Laughing my ass off.

That was funny.
I had forgotten about that character.

"Back in the Day", there were girls just like her that lived on every college campus in the nation.

Some of these "Fawn Lebowitz" types were actually pretty fun after a few drinks.

Anonymous said...

@4:09
Your anecdotes are not an argument.
Your appeals to emotion are not an argument.
Your problems are not my problems.
Adults shoulf understand that life isn't fair.

Anonymous said...

@5:04...4:09 here
1. They weren't meant to be arguments.
2. See #1.
3. Thank you for setting me straight on that.
4. Adults should behave like adults, not undisciplined children.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:04, you must be filled with so much hate and disdain that you cannot look at your worthless being in the mirror. How dare you downfall and degrade a family in time of need. Until you have been in this situation with a person who is terminally ill then you have no idea how hard your words hurt. Until you have had to place a loved one in a wheelchair going to treatment knowing that soon they won’t be here, you have no idea how much hurt your words cause. I hope you sleep well at night with such a hateful inner soul. Yes, life is hard and no one said it was easy. But, to lose a loved one to cancer or any other disease for that matter is painful beyond belief. This lady just wants to sit and comfort her husband but people like you are the reason we have so much discord in this world. I hope you sleep well tonight and lay off the drugs and alcohol and maybe you can think clearly you miserable person.

Anonymous said...

@8:31
Womp Womp
People used to keep their personal struggles personal. Now everyone wants to tell the exhausted cashier at Walmart their life story and wear it like a badge of honor. Get a grip.

Anonymous said...

Hey 5:33, I don’t think the lady was telling her struggles just to be getting attention. There are lots of people like her who have the same problem. If it means we need to wear masks to eliminate this junk going around then I guess we need to.

Why has no one asked said...

Let's imagine taking the current Covid-19 pandemic off the table. Suppose it never happened, doesn't exist.

Question: Why would a City issue a permit to close a major public thoroughfare so that portable basketball goals could be placed in the street for a "Community Basketball Game" and street vendors? How does this even happen?

Anonymous said...

Well mr 5:04! One day when you’re creeping around on your walker, I’ll be the one who kicks it out from under you. Them I’ll laugh and say, “Life ain’t easy”. Then I’ll smile and walk away laughing. Or is that too much for you to handle? Karma is a bitch, baby

Anonymous said...

Would have been a good time to check attendees for felons in possession!!!

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