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  • psych
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post

    I know you're smarter than this, so I won't attack here.

    But it should have been abundantly obvious that I was speaking about states like Iowa and Texas that lifted mask mandates far before the CDC changed their guidance. States that jumped on this are fine, I merely disagree (for all that disagreement is worth). Even states that recently lifted before the CDC indicated it was safe to aren't who I was speaking about.

    But you know that and I don't know why you're being obtuse.
    Honestly, I had no idea that’s what you meant, especially looking back at the context of the conversation. That said, I’ll take your word that the above is what you meant.
    Feel free to “attack”, by the way. I had a patient threaten to kill me with a pen the other day because I placed him on unit restrictions for being an a—hole. There is literally nothing that can be said on here by anyone that would stop me from coming back and posting all of my sometimes controversial opinions.

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  • Swansong
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    Originally posted by psych View Post

    Trump, is that you? ;-)
    I know you're smarter than this, so I won't attack here.


    But it should have been abundantly obvious that I was speaking about states like Iowa and Texas that lifted mask mandates far before the CDC changed their guidance. States that jumped on this are fine, I merely disagree (for all that disagreement is worth). Even states that recently lifted before the CDC indicated it was safe to aren't who I was speaking about.


    But you know that and I don't know why you're being obtuse.

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  • psych
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    Originally posted by walrus View Post

    Lepage is looking at running again in 22.
    Yeah I read that in the morning DKE. Hopefully y’all have figured out how to defeat his sorry, pathetic a-s. RCV will be interesting this time around. Not sure if that’ll be a help or hindrance to Mills.

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  • psych
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    Originally posted by Swansong View Post
    I like that the CDC moved quickly on this, but remember that the CDC issues guidance, they don't set rules.

    Stupid states already lifted mask mandates. Smart ones are looking at it and trying to figure out how to convert scientific guidance into functioning and enforceable laws. MA issued a reasonable statement saying basically "yes we're going to make an announcement real soon, but until then the law remains".
    Trump, is that you? ;-)

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  • walrus
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    Originally posted by psych View Post

    LePage is who I was thinking of. I was shocked he got re-elected, much less elected in the first place. The Democrat must have been a mouth-breather both elections.
    Lepage is looking at running again in 22.

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  • Swansong
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    Originally posted by psych View Post

    Swansong was busy saying yesterday or the day before that any state that followed federal guidelines of lifting mask restrictions was a “stupid state”, and that Massachusetts was taking the smarter route. I think he forgot that y’all like voting for Republicans for Governor...and here we are. I wouldn’t pat yourselves on the back too much.
    I mean, no I didn't say anything of the sort?

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  • St. Clown
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/CO74cC3D...dium=copy_link

    I love being told that I have an irrational fear of a deadly virus by people who are afraid of immigrants, LGBTQ, black & brown people, working women, windmills, vaccines, electric cars, voting by mail, universal healthcare, environmental protections, higher wages & face masks.

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Isn't the VT Gov Republican? Is he a nut, in a crime family like Sununu, or the last NER?
    I’ve never met him but he’s a friend of a friend and supposedly a very decent guy. Everything I’ve heard about him and read about him makes him sound very moderate.

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  • BassAle
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Isn't the VT Gov Republican? Is he a nut, in a crime family like Sununu, or the last NER?
    true, he's probably the last NER.

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  • BassAle
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    Originally posted by psych View Post

    LePage is who I was thinking of. I was shocked he got re-elected, much less elected in the first place. The Democrat must have been a mouth-breather both elections.
    First time around, the democrat was "uninspiring" and there was a fairly strong independent candidate. LePage won with 37% of the vote, while the democrat and independent split the remaining vote. People realized what was happening, and abandoned the democrat in the final days of the race to vote for the independent instead, since they seemed like they had a better chance of winning, but it was after many early voters had already cast their ballot. If he had started consolidating the non LePage votes earlier, he probably would have won.

    That independent ran again 4 years later, along with long time Democrat congressman Mike Michaud (who was from the rural second district, and people thought he would be favored vs LePage). Michaud came out as gay during the race, which didn't seem to affect his polling. This time, the independent didn't get as much traction, but he still got ~10% of the vote. LePage had the benefit of a referendum question that drove out rural voter turn-out to historic levels for a non-presidential election year and he ended up winning with 48% of the vote.

    The scary thing is LePage says he is running again. He's going against Mills, who actually won a majority of the vote and has an approval rating well above anything LePage ever saw, so I'm hopeful he won't get elected again.

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  • psych
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    Originally posted by BassAle View Post

    Maine governors since Ed Muskie:

    Muskie (D)
    Haskell (R)
    Clauson (D)
    Reed (R)
    Curtis (D)
    Longley (I)
    Brennan (D)
    McKernan (R)
    King (I)
    Baldacci (D)
    LePage (R)
    Mills (D)

    Democrats: 6
    Republicans: 4
    Independents: 2

    other than LePage, those Republicans were "New England Republicans", which are an extinct species.
    LePage is who I was thinking of. I was shocked he got re-elected, much less elected in the first place. The Democrat must have been a mouth-breather both elections.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by BassAle View Post
    those Republicans were "New England Republicans", which are an extinct species.
    Isn't the VT Gov Republican? Is he a nut, in a crime family like Sununu, or the last NER?

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  • BassAle
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    Originally posted by psych View Post
    That said, I’ll never understand the continued desire by northeastern states like Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts to elect Republican Governors.
    Maine governors since Ed Muskie:

    Muskie (D)
    Haskell (R)
    Clauson (D)
    Reed (R)
    Curtis (D)
    Longley (I)
    Brennan (D)
    McKernan (R)
    King (I)
    Baldacci (D)
    LePage (R)
    Mills (D)

    Democrats: 6
    Republicans: 4
    Independents: 2

    other than LePage, those Republicans were "New England Republicans", which are an extinct species.

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  • The Sicatoka
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    So when will this variant coronavirus be added to the annual fall flu season flu shot cocktail?

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  • rufus
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    Outside of the biggest cities, the residents of Maine, NH, and to a lesser extent MA are more similar to Alabama than they are to Hahvuhd.

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