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Sat Apr 18, 2020, 05:04 PM

#FloridaMorons is trending: 'COVID-19 is not here, bro.'

At Florida's reopened beaches, crowds gather, tempers flare

Duval County opened its beaches Friday evening — with certain restrictions — but it appears that the stir-crazy crowds weren’t following the social distancing rules. And now, a #FloridaMorons hashtag started trending on Twitter Saturday afternoon as social media users posted pictures on Twitter and Facebook of shorelines full of people in the Jacksonville area, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

...“The scene at Jacksonville Beach wasn’t one of caution in the middle of a worldwide pandemic,” reported CNN. “Crowds cheered and flooded the beach when police took the barriers down. People were seen swimming, biking, surfing, running and fishing. “Social distancing seemed to be the last thing on anyone’s mind Friday.”

But not everyone saw it that way. Two hours after the beaches opened, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, who wanted beaches open, retweeted Jacksonville councilman Rory Diamond’s aerial photo of an empty stretch of beach where only a few people are visible — like a handful of stray ants. “Thank you Jacksonville. I appreciate your social distancing and responsible behavior as we opened our beaches for walking, swimming, running etc.,” Curry tweeted. “No groups congregating. ... Well done Jax.”

The image was immediately challenged by Floridians who, in a state ravaged by the coronavirus — with the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths growing by the hour — think re-opening public spaces like beaches in the middle of a pandemic is premature. “What about the 5:20 pm shot literally everyone else saw?” asked a Jacksonville resident who posts as Guido. Others posted drone photos from Action News JAX’s televised report that tell another story as people are seen jamming the sands and waters.

“Why is he deliberately posting Rory’s deliberately misleading photos from the deserted part of north Neptune Beach? Far from where the action is on Jax beach,” posted @stephendare, who is described as an “urban activist” on Twitter...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/covid-19-is-not-here-bro-at-floridas-reopened-beaches-crowds-gather-tempers-flare/ar-BB12QBdZ

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Reply #FloridaMorons is trending: 'COVID-19 is not here, bro.' (Original post)
BeyondGeography Apr 2020 OP
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #1
C_U_L8R Apr 2020 #2
jimfields33 Apr 2020 #3
C_U_L8R Apr 2020 #4
jimfields33 Apr 2020 #5

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 05:14 PM

1. Amazing!

Natural selection in real time. How I wish the virus would affect only those who are so arrogant & in denial of reality.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 05:16 PM

2. No healthcare for you

If these idiots want to endanger themselves, their families and everyone they come into contact with, then they need to forfeit their right to healthcare when they inevitably become sick. They can't have their 'freedom' both ways.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 06:20 PM

3. I get your thoughts but can you imagine if this became a thing?

Oh you did this, no medical treatment for you. Oh you did that, no medical care for you. The conservatives would end up using it against all of us for any vast reason.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 07:22 PM

4. I know I know

They're just such assholes.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 07:26 PM

5. Boy they are.

I honestly know where you were coming from and agree. Unfortunately life can be so dang unfair.

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