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Anti-Masker Founder of ReOpen Movement Tests Positive for Coronavirus

https://www.newsweek.com/founder-reopen-movement-who-didnt-wear-mask-tests-positive-coronavirus-1513831

The co-founder of a movement to reopen Maryland at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic has tested positive for the virus after refusing to wear a face mask.

Tim Walters helped organize rallies with the group ReOpen Maryland, demanding that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan rescind his stay-at-home order in April. Earlier this week, Walters said he had tested positive for COVID-19 in a series of Facebook videos, some of which have since been deleted.

"I was diagnosed yesterday at the ER with COVID-19 and here I am months after not wearing a mask at rallies, churches and so on and so it's funny how capricious this thing is," Walters said in a video on Tuesday, according to The Capital Gazette, who first reported on the test result.

Walters, a Republican candidate in two failed bids for the Maryland House of Delegates, said that he first experienced a dry cough in March, before eventually developing vision problems, headaches and a fever. The 53-year-old said he also has diabetes, while admitting he does not always maintain healthy habits.

Walters suggested that those he has recently come into contact with should monitor their symptoms. However, he is refusing to cooperate with Maryland contact tracers by providing any personal information that could help them contain the virus.

"I will not share anybody's information with the government. I will not do it," Walters reportedly said.

In a video posted Friday, he said he was attempting to open his own church and blamed "Satan" for his contracting the virus, while insisting that COVID-19 had never been spread during the anti-lockdown rallies.

"No one ever got sick at any of our rallies, to include me. Start a church, and I get sick," said Walters. "I got it because Satan deemed to get it. Because he wanted to quiet my work, to slow down the building of a church. That's what this is about. But the world won't see that."

"Why? Because they live behind a veil," he added. "They choose to hate God."

Walters also said that he has been going into public without a mask for months, insisted that he has "not changed one iota" despite testing positive, although he said he had stayed home for most of the past week.

Newsweek reached out to Walters for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Scott Adams goes off the Deep End

Disclaimer: I actually find Dilbert (the strip) to be funny. Sometimes it's funny because depicts the foibles of incompetent management; sometimes it's funny because Adams is butthurt about women or something, and isn't hiding it very well. It helps that it costs me nothing but a couple of seconds.

Dilbert the TV show, on the other hand, sucked. Sure, it had moments when the "edgier" (childish) humor worked; for example there was a "corporate carnival" that had not a kissing booth, but an "ass kissing booth," which got a snicker out of me. But most of it was dreadful.

Well, Scott just went on Twitter to snivel that it was cancelled because Scott Adams is a white man, and whitey don't get no fair shake in this world. And then the rest of the universe took his sorry ass to school.

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1277411944459153408
The replies--and Adams' whiney responses--are funnier than Dilbert has ever been. This guy sums up my feelings best:

https://twitter.com/KellenRLynch/status/1277731713540653057

Can't even process the anti-maskers' anti-logic. Just can't.

Seriously, "medical tyranny"? That's moronic, even for an alt-right turd like Garrison.

https://twitter.com/onlineforfood/status/1276721406999437312

The entire thread is loaded with responses by fools seeking out any excuse, any word-twist to justify their idiocy.

https://twitter.com/derekjGZ/status/1276615149193965568

EDIT: Wow. Via C&L: "I will not be muzzled like a mad dog!"

https://crooksandliars.com/2020/06/florida-covidiot-i-will-not-be-muzzled-mad

Gohmert causes idiotic disruption

You already knew he was a petty little scumbag, but this will still floor your jaw. Even as he's being told to knock it off, he continues banging his ring on the dais while holding his other hand up in a "whaaaaat?" gesture.

https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1275844624511361025

Scott Baio Movie Shut Down for Not Following COVID-19, Child Safety Rules

Now we wait for the inevitable "teh liberulz iz owt 2 git me" whinge!

via Deadline:

SAG-AFTRA has pulled the plug on a movie called Courting Mom & Dad, accusing the producers of having “failed to comply with LA County Health Orders and SAG-AFTRA protocols in connection with COVID-19 as well as California regulations related to minor performers.”

The film, from Revenge Movies LLC, stars Scott Baio and Kristy Swanson as the parents of three children who seek the help of a personal injury attorney to stop their imminent divorce.

In a statement, the guild said that SAG-AFTRA members “are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services or performance of any covered work for this production until further notice from the union. Please note, accepting employment or rendering services on Courting Mom & Dad, may be considered a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”

SAG-AFTRA did not elaborate on specifics about why it issued the “do not work” order.

The union’s Global Rule One, which requires members to work only for signatory companies, states that “No member shall render any services or make an agreement to perform services for any employer who has not executed a basic minimum agreement with the union, which is in full force and effect, in any jurisdiction in which there is a SAG-AFTRA national collective bargaining agreement in place.”

The production company could not be reached for comment.
(end article)

Oboy, QAnon's gonna have a field day with "Global Rule One."

Ugly: "I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent and so perfect."

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1271494590785355784

The entire interview's a jawdropper, but that...that one in particular is Just Wow.

Hannity: "I'm not making any comparison..."

https://twitter.com/slpng_giants/status/1270586332625072128

Rick Wilson: CANNOT UNSEE

https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1268185677100912641

Black Female Police Officer Stands Up For Kneeling Woman Pushed by Cop

I read about the kneeling protester being shoved by the pig, but in the flood of similar crimes I didn't catch this followup.
It is the world to me right now.

https://www.boredpanda.com/fort-lauderdale-police-officer-push-protester-black-female-confronts/

One black female officer stepped up to confront the cop over his actions. The video shows her yelling and what appears to be scolding as the male cop is running away. The brave officer is now being praised online and one protester behind the camera can be heard shouting “yes, thank you.”

She tore his ass up and he looks ready to crap his pants.

Toadstool's Choice (TheOnion)

https://www.theonion.com/let-them-have-eric-screams-trump-while-pushing-son-t-1843831345

WASHINGTON—In an effort to placate the protesters gathered outside, President Donald Trump reportedly screamed, “Let them have Eric!” Monday as he pushed his son through the door of a White House bunker. “Please, you can take Eric, just leave me alone,” said the commander in chief, shoving his third-born son through the bulletproof, double-reinforced door of the White House panic room, repeatedly smashing Eric Trump’s fingers with a large wrench to loosen their grip on the frame. “Tear him apart, do whatever you want with him. I’m sorry, son, but this sacrifice is for the greater good!” After learning that the protesters remained a quarter mile away and were completely separated from the structure by hundreds of Secret Service agents, Trump then threw out Don Jr. as well.
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