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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:12 PM

Mississippi Mayor Has A Blunt Message For Coronavirus Conspiracy Theorists

The mayor of a small city in Mississippi is winning praise on social media for deftly calling out all the latest right-wing conspiracy theories.

Jason Shelton, the Democratic mayor of Tupelo ― the birthplace of Elvis ― posted a message on Facebook to urge his city’s residents to listen to healthcare professionals and wear masks to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Last week, Shelton signed an order requiring face coverings for most people in indoor public and business spaces.

“My job as mayor is do to my best to keep our community safe, not make easy or politically popular decisions,” he wrote, then added:

“Also, ANTIFA is not coming to Tupelo, Elvis statues are not being removed, you are not the target of some type of global conspiracy, it is impossible to erase history and no one has attempted to do so, COVID is not a hoax, you shouldn’t believe and share posts that are obviously false or used as political propaganda, and there is nothing ‘liberal’ about any of the actions that have been taken by our administration regarding these matters.”


https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/tupelo-mayor-conspiracy-theories-084344384.html

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:16 PM

1. Good answer!

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:21 PM

2. Well done, Mayor Shelton.

If only all mayors were this sensible in their approach. 👍

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 02:29 PM

3. If you ever find yourself in Tupelo, visit the Blue Canoe.

I stopped at a truckstop nearby and Uber’d there for food drink and live music. I had a blast along with too much food and booze (holy smokes, they had Blanton’s behind the bar).

Southern cooking, Bourbon, and southern rock, a great combination for a Saturday night.

The band was called Dirty Fuss, I know that, because some drunken idiot stuck one of their band stickers on my driver side door, then broke into my truck and stuck another one on my clipboard. The search for the culprit continues..

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