The party of death.

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Rick Brattin (r) [2013 file photo].

Sen. Rick Brattin Pushes for Special Session to Stop Vaccine Mandates
August 4, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY — Sen. Rick Brattin, R-Harrisonville, sent a letter to the governor this week urging him to call an extraordinary session of the Missouri Senate and House to consider legislation to protect Missourians from COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

“It’s become clear that some businesses and institutions around this state are dead set on forcing the vaccine on Missourians against their will,” Sen. Brattin said. “The people of Missouri can and should decide for themselves if taking a drug that even the FDA hasn’t fully approved is what is best for them and their families. Employers shouldn’t make that decision, nor should big business, and certainly not politicians.”

The letter comes in response to a number of health care facilities and other businesses forcing workers to be vaccinated by a specified date or be fired from their jobs. Senator Brattin was joined by several of his colleagues in the Senate, who also signed the letter, asking the governor to “call an extraordinary session at your earliest convenience so the General Assembly can take any and all appropriate steps to protect Missouri workers from vaccine mandates.”

“Forcing anyone to take an experimental drug is wrong. It violates some our most basic rights as Americans and Missourians,” Sen. Brattin said. “We need to do something about it, and we need to do it now before people are forced out of their jobs. It’s our job as the elected representatives of the people to safeguard the freedom and liberty of the people we work for, and I can’t think of anything more urgent and important than protecting them from forced vaccination.”

Senator Brattin represents the 31st Senatorial District, covering Barton, Bates, Cass, Henry and Vernon counties. Senator Brattin resides in Harrisonville [….]

A comment:

Tony Messenger @tonymess
Party of Death.
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9:17 PM · Aug 4, 2021

A response from Tony Lovasco (r):

Rep. Tony Lovasco (MO-64) @tonylovasco
I happen to disagree with them on this issue, but this is a ridiculous and unproductive comment.

Maybe try rebutting their points rather than attacking an entire group of people.

If you really want more Republicans to change their tune on vaccines, this is not helping.
9:35 PM · Aug 4, 2021

Representative Tony Lovasco, a Republican, represents St. Charles and Lincoln Counties (District 64) in the Missouri House of Representatives. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
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“…If you really want more Republicans to change their tune on vaccines, this is not helping.”

Science and math hasn’t worked. Neither has objective reality nor empathy. What will it take? An engraved invitation? Flowery language? Just asking. It’s your party. A lot of people are dying.

A response to Tony Lovasco (r):

Tony Messenger @tonymess
I am glad you disagree with them.
9:36 PM · Aug 4, 2021

Stop voting for dumbasses

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Late last night, from Missouri’s Attorney General:

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Fight tyranny. Crush Marxism. Love America
10:04 PM · Aug 3, 2021

Some of the responses:

Fight demagoguery. Crush Fascism. Love the Earth.

he is crushing the fascists and demagogues, you are one and the same with the commies.

Obviously slept through junior high school.

Yes!! Fight tyrants from Jeff City who come to your town & say the know better than the locals & your community can’t decide for themselves!

Sarcasm? It’s hard to tell these days.

This is only a strong arm play to set him up for political office. Dont be fooled!

Derp

This is appalling.

Have you been vaccinated? Do you urge all Missourians to be vaccinated?

Oh you’re the AG. Disgusting.

Is it worth it, Eric? All those people who are going to get infected & die so you can rake in the right wing extremists money? Do your kids wear masks?

No one asked you to storm the beaches at Normandy, @Eric_Schmitt. Be a decent human being and leader and quit contributing to the harm of Missouri’s constituents.

Unpossible.

Remember the good ol’ days, when fascist politicians didn’t rile up their base by accusing anyone who doesn’t support their candidate of being an enemy of the state? I mean, sure. It worked for Hitler, but is that really the country you want to live in?

Fascist in lawyer clothes

Forgive him, father, for his tiny monkey brain does not know what it has done. You are destroying the integrity of the Republic. We are at war with a foreign enemy. The Republic must not fall. This divisiveness will ruin us. What we do now decides the next 30 yrs. No going back.

You’re not “fighting tyranny”. You’re killing people.

You couldn’t explain Marxism if your life depended on it. You’re just an ignorant parrot pandering to other irresponsible idiots.

You’re a truly evil piece of shit, and I truly hope you get your come-uppance.

Geez sounds like something a guy from the 40’s would say. thanks for suing to give us no choice on masks. sounds like tyranny to me. You piece of shit you.

Shut up, you dumb hick.

Here we are.

This is Missouri

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Run for U.S. Senate, get a pardon.

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

ADDENDUM: GOVERNOR PARSON GRANTS 12 PARDONS, COMMUTES TWO SENTENCES

AUGUST 3, 2021
JEFFERSON CITY On Friday, July 30, 2021, Governor Mike Parson granted 12 pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and are being sent to the individuals.

To review the names of the individuals granted clemency, please see attached. Governor Parson has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing clemency files and working to reduce the backlog inherited by his administration.

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Yep, Missouri.

Previously:

A pearl button shirt (May 18, 2021)

Same planet, different worlds

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We get a comment. In response to:
Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – This is why we can’t have nice things (August 2, 2021)

Glad some citizens showed up to stand up for our rights. Donna Stewart seems rude and scared. Maybe she just needs to lock herself up at home. We don’t want any restrictions or lockdown. Saint Louis county just lost their mask mandate lawsuit. I expect Kansas City to lose theirs in court as well. We are free and have rights

Selfish sociopath.

Uh, “they” showed up to complain about masks and vaccines, spouting misinformation which would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous to others. It was definitely not a virtuoso display of critical thinking skills. Thirty or so people in a county with a population of approximately 54,000.

Whining about a local school district “making” school children wear masks, while being lax in their enforcement, while being too strict in their enforcement, and possibly making students follow established policy.

Masks designated for biological use don’t work for paint (uh, wrong type), therefore they won’t work for their intended purpose.

Wearing a mask will cause you to breathe excessive amounts of carbon dioxide, never mind that highly skilled surgeons and medical personnel wear masks for hours. Seriously, would anyone want their medical team to do otherwise?

How many individuals in Johnson County have been fully vaccinated? Definitely more than thirty anti-science luddites.

Listen to the audio. Donna Stewart was definitely polite.

Who is “we”?

Uh, a temporary restraining order does not equate to “just lost their mask mandate lawsuit”. You expect?

With freedom and rights comes responsibility. Maybe even empathy. But, here we are.

As always, we’re not allowing ignorant comments like these out of moderation to be linked with the original post, but we will present some of them in subsequent posts for the purpose of public derision and mockery. As we see fit.

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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Today:

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
Today my Office delivered a huge win for the people of St. Louis County & obtained an order halting the mask mandate.

I’ll never stop fighting against unreasonable & unconstitutional government overreach & I’ll never stop fighting for the cause of freedom. #NoMaskMandates
2:15 PM · Aug 3, 2021

Sociopath.

Some of the comments:

What effect do you think that this “win” will have for the people of St. Louis County? #HonestQuestion [….]

Thank you AG Eric Schmitt! So grateful you are using your office to fight for our freedoms! May God bless you and your family!

Well, that’s one way of killing off your base

Basically, you sentenced more people to suffer and die so that you can get the GOP nomination in the Senate race. Monstrous.

I hate you.

Why is it such a big issue to wear a mask and get vaccinated? What are people afraid of? Why do you spend so much time and effort in this?

You obtained a temporary restraining order

Idiot.

Thank you @Eric_Schmitt for working hard to protect our rights and freedoms as Missourians!! #LikeABoss

This is great news – but please let us know when they actually put this into action. As of this morning every place is still requiring masks for the vaccinated and unvaccinated

Guess what? Private companies can still require you to wear a mask…

Thank you!! I’m terrified at what’s going on in our country but you are a hero to all of us [….]

Thanks for nothing. You don’t care about our health or welfare at all. Just catering to the MAGAs. Yet you call yourself pro-life. You have blood on your hands.

[….] Gonna make sure I’m a true Missourian for now on and do jack shit for other people.

“There’s a slight chance I can protect my fellow man by doing something simple? We’ll fuck them. Me, me, me. God bless and fuck off.” – MAGAts

Thank you for protecting our freedom!

Please fight against vaccine passports, even in the private sector. We cannot have this medical apartheid here.

The only thing for which you fight is your political career.

You’re a shameful person, and a horrible example for your children.

Good, now do Kansas City please. End all mask mandates.

Shut up Eric, what you are tweeting is another of your many lies from the lawyer! The Judge ordered a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER! You have not stopped anything can happen when it’s issued as TEMPORARY! Tell SLC that truth!

The world we live in.

Cooling the marks out

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Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].

Yesterday evening:

Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Because of vaccines, we have a pathway out of this pandemic. COVID vaccines are safe, effective, and accessible. Please consider getting vaccinated.
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5:56 PM · Aug 2, 2021

The marks aren’t there yet. Probably won’t ever be.

Learn the truth! The vaccine is not safe!! Look at the CDC website!!

Stop Gaslighting the public. According to VAERS over 11,000 have died from the vaccine and an equal amount have permanent disabilities from the JAB. Vaccinated people are being infected with COVID at the same rate as the unvaccinated. And you are calling it “safe & effective?”

Vaccines are killing more people than Covid now. The CDC buries the info on its website.

Liar

they do not work

Stop spreading lies! The vaccine is not safe! The test fir the vaccine has been recalled due to all false positive results. The vaccine has failed its peer test!! There is nothing safe about it!

You can’t possibly know if this is safe. It hasn’t been around long enough to know what long term effects are. List of things we were originally told were safe: cigarettes, baby powder, J&J suntan lotion, DDT, asbestos, Avandia, Zantak, the list is endless.

Well, either marks or trolls.

Previously:

Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – This is why we can’t have nice things (August 2, 2021)

Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – This is why we can’t have nice things

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The Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees held a public meeting today at 2:00 p.m. at their offices in Warrensburg. The agenda included a discussion of a health advisory based on recently released CDC guidelines and the rising number of cases in the county.

A somewhat organized anti-mask group, numbering around thirty individuals, attended the meeting. Several took the opportunity to offer public comment.

Anti-mask

Darlene Buckstead, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees

Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – Opening

The board allocates thirty minutes at the beginning of their meetings for public comment. Just go ahead and listen:

Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – Public Comment

“…I’m gonna state straight out, there’s no, nobody got a right to tell me to put a mask on. Nobody. Or anybody else. You just don’t have the right…. I do not accept the premise that any of these vaccines work. I do not accept the premise that the masks work. I do not accept it…”

Megan Jaeger, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees


Meanwhile, in Johnson County, Missouri (July 12, 2021)

Donna Stewart, Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees

Johnson County Community Health Services – Board of Trustees – August 2, 2021 – Meeting

I spent about ninety minutes at the meeting in a closed room with several unmasked members of the board and the approximately thirty or so anti-maskers (and, some, by their comments, anti-vaccine). I wore an N95 mask with a good seal, covered by a cloth mask. I don’t know what upset me more – that I was, in all probability, at risk for exposure to COVID-19 or that my IQ probably dropped forty points after listening to their tiresome luddite anti-science drivel.

The signs that civilization is ending with a pathetic whimper

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The shot, on July 30, 2021:

Mercy Hospital protest draws crowd of 50, spreads vaccine misinformation and QAnon conspiracy
Andrew Sullender
Springfield News-Leader
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Go. And read the comments.

The chaser:

Linda Simkins @lindyspfld
Oxygen tanker that just arrived at Mercy on a Saturday night and in front of another large anti-vax crowd of protesters, the 2nd in 2 days. MercySGF. Springfield MO.
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6:50 PM · Jul 31, 2021

Meanwhile, in Bates County, Missouri

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Yesterday, Butler, Missouri:

Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations at BCMH

This week, BCMH leaders met to share and inventory our current capability, overflow options, equipment and supplies, and the strategies we might need to engage to meet the current surge in positive COVID-19 patients. We are seeing an increase in our Family Care Clinic visits, Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations, and while other viruses are circulating, COVID-19 is the major concern.

Our emergency room and rural health clinics are seeing entire families who are sick, and those with COVID span all ages. Hospitalized COVID patients are generally sicker than those we have cared for in the past. Our clinics are also seeing a small amount (around 1%) of “breakthrough” cases (vaccinated individuals who test positive for COVID-19). These individuals typically experience milder illness.

We are also observing:

Dwindling Capacity

COVID-19 accounted for nine out of 14 inpatients on July 29, a record number of COVID patients for our rural hospital, only one of which was a transfer from a neighboring hospital. We are at capacity. To put this in perspective, our hospital’s average census is around 5-7 inpatients per day. Our managers are communicating daily with their peers in other hospitals in the region, and the story is the same everywhere: hospitals are either full or nearly full.

Staffing and Equipment Limitations

Capacity involves much more than having a bed, or a hospital room, available. Our hospital is equipped and staffed to take care of our current patients, but we do have limitations on capacity for COVID-19 patients. We are planning for an all-hands-on-deck situation, and part of that strategy is to prioritize our staff and equipment during surge, and what we might be able to do in case of overflow.

Resilience

Since the worldwide pandemic began, our hospital has been spared a truly serious surge, until now. We are fully in surge mode. While the complexity and the weight of the pandemic has been a burden on all of our health care workers, we have faith that our staff is strong in spirit, capable of meeting whatever is to come with courage and grace. We have prepared for this, and we are ready to care for you.

Please take every possible measure to protect your health, and the health of those around you. BCMH strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus. Vaccines are available at area pharmacies at no out-of-pocket expense.

If you haven’t already done so, get vaccinated.

Wear a damn mask.