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Sat May 23, 2020, 02:07 AM

[North Dakota] Gov. Burgum fights back tears at daily press conference talking about wearing masks

Source: Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum fought back tears at Friday's press conference as he asked the state's residents to be empathetic about wearing masks.

Burgum pleaded with residents to not look at wearing masks as an ideological issue.

"I would really love to see in North Dakota that we could just skip this thing that other parts of the nation are going through, where they are creating a divide either ideological or political or something around mask versus no mask," Burgum said. "This is a, I would say, senseless dividing line and I would ask people to try to dial up your empathy and your understanding."

Burgum got emotional as he continued.

Read more: https://www.grandforksherald.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6504545-Gov.-Burgum-fights-back-tears-at-daily-press-conference-talking-about-wearing-masks

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Reply [North Dakota] Gov. Burgum fights back tears at daily press conference talking about wearing masks (Original post)
alp227 Saturday OP
applegrove Saturday #1
DanieRains Saturday #2
olddad65 Saturday #26
JI7 Saturday #3
summer_in_TX Saturday #28
BidenMyTime Sunday #30
summer_in_TX Tuesday #31
lostnfound Saturday #29
KS Toronado Saturday #4
Duppers Saturday #6
Duppers Saturday #5
chia Saturday #13
earthside Saturday #18
wolfie001 Saturday #19
bucolic_frolic Saturday #7
OnlinePoker Saturday #8
gibraltar72 Saturday #9
marble falls Saturday #10
greenjar_01 Saturday #16
mac56 Saturday #20
marble falls Saturday #21
marble falls Saturday #22
TeamPooka Saturday #25
marble falls Saturday #27
LanternWaste Saturday #23
luvtheGWN Saturday #11
paleotn Saturday #12
jcgoldie Saturday #14
greenjar_01 Saturday #17
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:08 AM

1. It is pretty awful.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:08 AM

2. Sorry Masks Are Only For Smart People Who Don't Want To Kill / Die

If he is tearing up it is because of the hordes of lemmings out there in North Dakota sayyin' they are free to infect everyone.

Freedom.

To kill your neighbors, parents.

Freeeeeedumb.

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Response to DanieRains (Reply #2)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:58 PM

26. They now have a test to help you determine if you should wear a mask.

It is fairly simple. If you can count to 10 and know the alphabet. You need a mask.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:09 AM

3. the only ones who are making this into a political issue

are MAGATRASH.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:34 PM

28. I see plenty of people on the Left making it a litmus test.

Attacks instead of conversation.

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Response to summer_in_TX (Reply #28)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:05 PM

30. It costs you next to nothing and could save someone else's life

Why would you not wear a mask if you have the ability to do so? If you somehow can't get any kind of face covering or if you have some condition that makes it difficult, I'd understand. If you just don't want to - that really should be a litmus test.

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Response to BidenMyTime (Reply #30)

Tue May 26, 2020, 11:35 PM

31. I definitely believe in wearing masks

when I'm in a group closer than 6 feet apart.

My town is increasingly compliant within the grocery stores for example. Outdoors and walking the trails less so, although when I've walked everyone has given a wide berth if we needed to pass another person on the trail. Many have their mask with them to put on if they need to.

There was an interesting video I saw by a doctor recording under the name ZdoggMD on Masks and Moral Choice. YouTube and Facebook. Very interesting and surprising.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:52 PM

29. 41 out of 50 of the anti-lockdown top accounts are bots. The sheep are being led by someone. Nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 03:42 AM

4. All Governors should get in front of cameras and tell people to wear them

Hell fine people $50 for not wearing one in public for being a menace to society. It's a real shame a public health problem has evolved into a "D" vs "R" problem and we can thank dumpie and his loyalists for that. Only good that's going to come out of this is that more repubs will be buried than Democrats. So ladies & gentlemen.......STOP TALKING TO YOUR REPUBLICAN NEIGHBORS, COWORKERS, ETC and stay safe.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #4)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:01 AM

6. +100


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 04:00 AM

5. Bravo for this empathetic and most unusual Republican!

An empathetic Repub is truly a rare breed. He's trying to save lives with reason.




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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:03 AM

13. +1,000

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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:29 AM

18. Sort of true.

By the way, Nancy's daughter never came out.

And ... my understanding is that this governor supports all of Trump's other crazy policies on COVID.
Sorry, I don't have much empathy for a politician like Burgum who wants it bot ways now.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #5)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:30 AM

19. Thanks!!!

She was so over-rated. Astrology??? Ha ha

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:22 AM

7. After all Trump's divisiveness, a hint of sanity returns

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 06:51 AM

8. I found this on Reddit

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:45 AM

9. The NY people sourced PSAs for masks are brilliant.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 07:54 AM

10. It should be no more ideological than "no shoes, no shirt, no service".

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Response to marble falls (Reply #10)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:29 AM

16. That was deeply ideological in some parts of the country at the time

That's why people remember it.

No stores actually have those signs anymore.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #16)

Sat May 23, 2020, 10:30 AM

20. Not so in Minnesota.

They are everywhere here.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #16)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:50 AM

21. Oh yes they do!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #21)

Sat May 23, 2020, 11:51 AM

22. No shoes is health code issue and a safety issue.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #22)

Sat May 23, 2020, 01:50 PM

25. so is a mask

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #25)

Sat May 23, 2020, 02:24 PM

27. Exactly right.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #16)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:14 PM

23. Any notable examples of that sign having been "deeply ideological"?

And yes... many, many commercial and retail establishments still place that sign. I'm not too sure what leads you to allege otherwise.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:21 AM

11. I guess the invisible border between ND and Canada

isn't so invisible after all. Two peoples, side by side for 200 years, pioneers and settlers, and yet the differences couldn't be more apparent.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 08:40 AM

12. Only one group of knuckle draggers is making this political...

for the rest of us, it's common sense in the midst of a pandemic. Once again, life is separating the sheep from the goats. The wheat from the chaff.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:10 AM

14. Seen a guy in a Trump 2020 mask at the tractor supply...

... Broadcasting his own stupidity I suppose but at least one of the smarter ones I figured.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #14)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:30 AM

17. He's on the smarter end of the stupid side

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 09:25 AM

15. Watched this on our local news! I know he's a RETHUG BUT

He WAS sincere! We were thinking tRUMP won't like this! The asshole senators from ND, now that's a different story!! They are true assholes!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat May 23, 2020, 12:37 PM

24. Gee, that's so . . . . sad . . . .

Lotsa luck with that Governor "Trump 63% Clinton 27.2%".

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