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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:40 AM

S. Dakota Gov. Noem says 'we will not be social distancing' at July 3 celebration with Trump at Moun

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says the thousands of people who attend the July 3 celebration for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore with President Donald Trump will not be required to practice social distancing despite an increase in coronavirus cases across the country.

"We will have a large event at July 3rd. We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us, we'll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we will not be social distancing," Noem, a Republican, said in an interview Monday night on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/s-dakota-gov-noem-says-we-will-not-be-social-n1232507



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Reply S. Dakota Gov. Noem says 'we will not be social distancing' at July 3 celebration with Trump at Moun (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 30 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 30 #1
machoneman Jun 30 #2
SamKnause Jun 30 #3
Eyeball_Kid Jun 30 #4
BlueIdaho Jun 30 #5
RhodeIslandOne Jun 30 #6
Botany Jun 30 #7
William Seger Jun 30 #9
central scrutinizer Jun 30 #10
Evolve Dammit Jun 30 #16
Newest Reality Jun 30 #8
BComplex Jun 30 #11
Laelth Jun 30 #13
usajumpedtheshark Jul 1 #23
Withywindle Jul 1 #25
BComplex Jul 1 #26
denem Jul 2 #30
GemDigger Jun 30 #12
NurseJackie Jun 30 #14
Evolve Dammit Jun 30 #17
lettucebe Jun 30 #15
Marthe48 Jun 30 #18
TNNurse Jun 30 #20
TNNurse Jun 30 #19
Dem2theMax Jun 30 #21
TheFourthMind Jun 30 #22
Cha Jul 1 #24
Steelrolled Jul 1 #27
oasis Jul 1 #28
Xolodno Jul 1 #29
usajumpedtheshark Friday #31
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday #32
ck4829 Friday #33
ForgoTheConsequence Friday #34
ck4829 Saturday #35

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:41 AM

1. Craven GOPer doesn't want to offend His Lardship.

Freedumb!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:41 AM

2. Wow, stupid is as stupid does....I guess!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

3. Why are they wasting masks on these idiots when they know they won't wear them ???

I am sure those masks could be put to good use.

This country is a sick a fucking joke.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:45 AM

4. So, to the wiser people among us:

Stay the fuck away from social gatherings. Stay away from Trump photo-ops. He doesn't care whether you live or die. Maybe YOU should care.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:50 AM

5. The birth of another Covid Supersite. nt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:51 AM

6. Kristi Noem is a special kind of stupid

I wonder if she'll run anyone over speeding there.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:51 AM

7. Fire expert: Mount Rushmore fireworks show 'ill-advised' due to dry conditions and high fire risk

So Trump's ego could cause wildfires and spread C-19 too?




Abnormally dry conditions and a persistent risk of summer wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota make the fireworks display planned for July 3 at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial an unnecessary, potentially devastating and expensive event, according to one fire expert with intimate knowledge of the region.

Bill Gabbert, former fire management officer for Mount Rushmore and six other national parks in the region, said the controversial fireworks show that could attract 7,500 people, possibly including President Donald Trump, would be “ill advised” even when conditions are not as dry as they are now.

“Burning debris, the burning embers and unexploded shells fall into a ponderosa pine forest and ponderosa pine is extremely flammable,” said Gabbert. “Shooting fireworks over a ponderosa pine forest, or any flammable vegetation, is ill advised and should not be done. Period.”

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At least two other large Fourth of July fireworks displays in South Dakota have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2020/06/23/mount-rushmore-fireworks-display-ill-advised-fire-expert-says/3244196001/

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

9. Yep, incredibly stupid place for a fireworks show

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Response to William Seger (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:58 AM

10. Fireworks and forests don't go together

Fireworks are banned in all forests in Oregon

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:10 PM

16. They simply do not fucking care. They're teaching the libs a lesson?? The motivation is amazing

Next Covid hot spot and wildfire hot spot all together in one rancid rally of deplorables.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

8. Well,

Well, congratulations South Dakota. You elected an imbecile who doesn't seem to even understand very basic concepts.

Have a fantastic spread!

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:00 AM

11. Only because South Dakota disenfranchises all of the Native Americans who live there.

They make sure the REAL Americans cannot vote, and that's how they keep electing imbeciles. Indians in South Dakota are among the poorest people in our country. A great many have no running water, little food. It's infuriating how our government treats Native Americans.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:07 AM

13. +1 n/t

-Laelth

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Response to BComplex (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:41 AM

23. No-em(pathy)

She tried to make them stop their roadside covid screenings on the roads into the reservations until someone explained what a treaty was to her.
She has been a trump plumper for years now and recently spent a great deal of money to put a high tech video room in the capitol building for her talks with Fox News. SD is extremely conservative and she probably thinks all the citizens would gladly exchange their money and health just to puff up tRump a little more.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:24 AM

25. "Mount Rushmore" itself is a slap in the face to Native Americans

The original mountain before it was defaced was known as Six Grandfathers, and it was sacred, and it was beautiful.

The monument was designed by a white supremacist who also did the Confederate defacing of Stone Mountain in Georgia.

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:16 AM

26. That's one of the worst things they could have done, for sure.

Mt. Rushmore was definitely a slap in the face. So arrogant.

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 06:24 PM

30. Six Grandfathers mountain

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:02 AM

12. Please invite all the sick meat packers too.

Thank you in advance.

You! Stupid! Witch!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:52 AM

14. I need to switch some of my investments to the Funeral Home and headstone and cremation industries.

There's going to be a surge!!

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #14)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:13 PM

17. Don't forget embalming stock, but you're definately on the right track. Who makes the most caskets?

God this is really getting sick fast. No pun intended.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:56 PM

15. Sounds smart

If they are looking to reduce their population

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:24 PM

18. What kind of flowers do they like?

n/t

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:42 PM

20. Won't be getting any from me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:41 PM

19. Damn, you have to admit, public stupidity is an interesting choice.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:49 PM

21. Well, if they have to do it,

Everyone in attendance, please snuggle up nice and close to the orange traitor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 05:03 PM

22. Covid is the new Flavor-Aid. "Come, children, come, don't be afraid." n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:23 AM

24. FreeDumb! What can Go Wrong?!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 09:32 AM

27. I suspect that extreme measures are being taken around

Trump such as frequent testing of people he will be coming in contact with (and getting near immediate results), with secret service to consider all risks. He is probably very safe in this regard. I don't think anyone would have a problem with this, I would expect no less for the president. But of course, it is not disclosed and he gives the impression is just doesn't need to take precautions.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 03:05 PM

28. Be my guest.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 11:30 PM

29. Isn't Mt. Rushmore a Federal Park run by the NPS?

Don't think the Noem has any authority and what goes and what doesn't as the park rangers are federal employee's.

Oh wait, forgot, Trump is in charge of the Executive, so this is probably his doing and she's a parrot.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 03:09 AM

31. sd taxpayers are paying for it

sd has a history of governors who misdirect money from one source to splurge on vanity projects. i believe this money is coming from a workforce development. apparently kissing ass is an important workplace skill, seems to be for gnome at least

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 12:34 PM

32. Masque of the red hat death.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 06:45 PM

33. Enough people actually live in South Dakota that lack of social distancing can be a problem?

Whoa.

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 08:17 PM

34. Mt. Rushmore gets 2.5 million visitors a year.

Do you really think all these people are from SD?

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #34)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 01:06 AM

35. (Snarky)

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