Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
The @Missouri_NG has been preventing the spread of COVID-19 by conducting medical screenings at government facilities throughout the state, including the State Capitol. This afternoon, I took a moment to stop by the stations and thank our Citizen-Soldiers for their hard work.
1:14 PM · May 13, 2020
Meanwhile, the Governor of Missouri is doing his damnedest to undo their good work.
There was much hilarity in the responses:
You do support Trump 100%. He doesn’t wear a mask either. Thank you for being such a great role model for the Show Me State.
All guardsmen are helping protect you by wearing masks, but you can’t return the favor?
Where’s your mask…I mean leadership?
Still missing for both.
But not ALL, MO “State Government” buildings… right Boss Hog? So is this for show? Why aren’t all state buildings that have “Essential Staff” included? Just for the “important people”?
Where’s your mask?! So selfish
Wearing a mask = consideration and respect for others. Too bad you chose partisanship over respect.
First thing I thought when I saw the pics.
So, the partisanship is in place.
Not wearing a mask means you support 45 and are MAGA.
I’m wearing a mask.
why don’t you take a moment to put on a mask.
So you “thank” them by breathing on them? Terrible leadership and example during an epidemic. [….]
Masks are for the protection of others. Thank you @Missouri_NG for following guidelines.
Where is your mask? Please TRY to set an example.
@GovParsonMO is NOT 6 feet away from the service members in any of the pics he’s posted. He is NOT wearing a mask OR practicing social distancing.
WEAR A FREAKING MASK IF YOU WANT TO SHOW RESPECT. They did it for you.
Without a mask. You continue to be irresponsible and selfish.
Freedom has nothing to do with trying to save people around you from getting sick. It’s something you should do to be a good person because you don’t want others to get sick. It’s very simple. Bringing freedom into this isn’t comparable at all.
I think that, if you care about citizen soldiers and want show it, you would demonstrate care for their health by wearing a mask. I know that there is pressure not to do so, but to stop the spread of covid-19 we should wear masks, not a big sacrifice.
Put a mask on. You are selfish.
And, a pandering right wingnut tool.
So you’re a “do as I say not as I do” kind of governor. If we have to wear masks you have to as well. You are a lousy leader.
where’s your mask? who do you think you are, trump?
Wear. A. Mask.
WEAR A GODDAMN MASK!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wear the mask.
Why aren’t you wearing a mask?
Why are you not wearing a mask? You are showing no respect for or consideration to the health of those around you.
Their masks protect YOU while YOUR mask protects THEM… wait… you weren’t wearing a mask… wtf is wrong with you?! Shameful!
Governor, the president and VP are both idiots for walking around with no mask-but they are also tested every day. Are you also tested every day, or are you just in the business of endangering others with your carelessness?
Gee, if only someone in the media could ask him those questions.
Why don’t you wear a mask for their sake & to show respect to them, since they clearly prefer them being worn?! I don’t understand the outlandish need to ignore science and medical expert recommendations even if it’s your personal preference.
Would it kill you to wear a mask? You are disgusting!
What about test? They offering testing? Huh huh huh… I didn’t think so … and again your ass isn’t wearing a mask! You are shameful. EVERYONE VOTE IN NOVEMBER LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!
WEAR A FUCKING MASK
You need to stop with your daily virtue signaling posts about re-engaging safely. Because here you are AGAIN not wearing a mask. Showing complete and total disregard and disrespect for the people around you.
He wears his willful ignorance, inhumanity, and lack of empathy like it’s a badge of honor.
American Bridge @American_Bridge
Wearing a mask is a simple act that could save lives. When asked why he didn’t wear a mask today,
@GovParsonMO said simply: “I choose not to.”
This isn’t leadership. #Missouri deserves better. #MOGov #COVID19
4:19 PM · May 4, 2020
Question: Hello, governor. Um, I know that you mentioned masks before.
Governor Mike Parson (r): Right.
Question: Um, and you went to the DAV in Joplin and there were a lot of veterans who were wearing masks.
Governor Mike Parson (r): Right.
Question: Um, why did you personally not wear a mask?
Governor Mike Parson (r): I choose not to.
Question: Um, when the public goes out of their houses because it’s Monday and the loosening of ordner, orders happened today, do you encourage the public to wear masks?
Governor Mike Parson (r): I think it’s up to the individuals. I, I don’t think that’ government’s role to mandate who wears a mask and who don’t. I think it works perfectly simple. The business owners there provided masks for the employees, they want ’em to wear ’em. That’s the way it should be. If you want to wear a mask and you go in a business, then wear a mask. Uh, but if you don’t, I don’t think it’s government’s place to regulate that. I think everybody, again, I’m gonna go back to what I’ve said all along. It’s your personal responsibility, just like you wearing a mask today, you want to wear one. You know, nobody required you to wear it or not wear one today. You want to do that. And I think every individual should have that freedom to do that. Again, common sense, self discipline, your choice.
Evidently he’s never encountered the concept of asymptomatic viral transmission. You know, like at a meat packing plant and in the surrounding community.
“…just like you wearing a mask today, you want to wear one…”
Because she’s not stupid. Nor is she a sociopath.
“…Again, common sense, self discipline, your choice…”
He can’t be that fucking stupid, can he? In the same breath he states that wearing a mask takes common sense and discipline. He’s arguing that he lacks both.
Don’t be like Mike Parson (r).
Wear a mask, save lives.
Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Good luck to us all.
We don’t have a prayer (May 2, 2020)
Uh, no (May 2, 2020)
Your mileage will vary in Missouri (May 3, 2020)
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Hawley: It’s ‘Vitally Important’ To Open U.S. ‘As Soon As We Possibly Can’
Remaining on lockdown for year to get a vaccine ‘is just not going to work, we can’t do that, it will end up being a humanitarian crisis and nobody wants to do that.’
That’s “pro-life” for you – forty or more years of right wingnut fealty to billionaires isn’t enough. Their current profit margins are more important than lives.
As usual, many of the responses are priceless:
That will only happen with fast testing that is available everywhere. When will that happen? How have the Chinese prevented the debacle with testing? It is the Chinese fault, right?
Impatience to reopen will cost lives and hurt the economy. As much as we wish we could go back to normal, doing so before it’s safe will just start the cycle all over again, hurting the economy more.
Some people still cling to the belief that being polite to an idiot will get them somewhere.
And if we had tests, we could. We’d know who actually has the virus, including asymptomatic carriers.
It’s almost as though the Powers That Be want chaos. Sort of like that 2016 interview with Trump….
Wish we could but #GOP bungled response and made the problem worse.
Respectfully -will your kids go back to public school or daycare? Will your parents be out grocery shopping? Will your wife resume workouts at a local gym? Will your family go back to church and eat out on Sundays? We need credible examples on what to do.
Wine shopping online.
If we “open the U.S.” too soon, the humanitarian crisis is going to be even worse. Business will temporarily be booming, while people die in droves and end up closing down business for lack of live workers and customers.
Haven’t you been paying attention?
No. This has been another episode of short answers to simple questions.
I’ll go with the medical professionals opinion on what “as soon as we can” means.
Remember @HawleyMO: it is unwise to remove a cast before a broken bone is fully healed.
Why do you trust #TrumpPropaganda?
Why didn’t you demand action in #December, #January, #February, #March and #MostOfApril?
Why did you do nothing, Senator @HawleyMO?
Do you hate Americans?
You know what’s important? Not fucking dying. That’s important. How many have died because they couldn’t eat in a restaurant? Y’all want to believe the Dear Leader that’s your fucking problem. I suggest y’all get together for a big group hug
Why would you care if Missourians die? You only care about your corporate donors and making your #DearLeader happy by agreeing with everything he says.
So it’s a real shame Republicans squandered so much time that could have been used getting it under control, isn’t it?
You wouldn’t be in this predicament if you had removed President Bullshit from office. With competent leadership we could have mitigated this disaster back in January. Even now @realdonaldtrump hampers our efforts at containing and treating this pandemic.
You should head on in to grocery stores and bag groceries 8 hours a day to show us how safe it is to go back to normal…lead by example
He prefers wine shopping.
Perhaps you should be more concerned with your constituents instead of your big money donors.
Killing a few retirees will help save money and help make America great again！