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Florida residents were given their say ahead of vote on compulsory face masks. Going by this clip that maybe wasn’t wise..

(23 Posts)
Grannynannywanny Thu 02-Jul-20 09:27:31

It’s hard to believe this clip is real. But sadly it is genuine.

Grannybags Thu 02-Jul-20 09:32:44


Lucca Thu 02-Jul-20 10:30:29

Dear oh dear oh dear

Lucca Thu 02-Jul-20 10:31:28

I’m the opposite. I wish masks could be made compulsory in public places AND ENFORCED

MissAdventure Thu 02-Jul-20 10:35:50

What a bunch of @#$%!

varian Thu 02-Jul-20 10:43:50

Anthony Fauci warns US virus cases could reach 100,000 a day

Parsley3 Thu 02-Jul-20 10:47:25

I had to watch the clip twice as I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Grannynannywanny Thu 02-Jul-20 10:56:51

It’s like a scene from a Mel Brooks movie

Grandmafrench Thu 02-Jul-20 10:57:06

My friend lives in Florida. (She took US citizenship because her Daughter, Son and grandchildren all live there). She maintains that it increasingly feels that she is living amongst lunatics.

Her Son works in the Pentagon so is largely unable to say what he does or is going to do on a daily basis. However, as far as the masks are concerned, you will know that the Great Leader won't wear a mask. He's invincible. The US is (perfectly) beating Covid. Everyone is making a great fuss about nothing etc., Along with that, he has recently instructed the US to buy up the next three months' world supplies of Remdesivir, because it looks like it may be able to impact heavily in the fight against the virus.

This is what my friend told me a few days ago :

We had (on Friday) over 9,500 new cases in my county alone. It's out of control but still there are too many dumb arses who
insist that it's their constitutional right NOT to wear a mask. No one is leading. Nobody cares.

......Not so many months ago, the Combover Kid told about 27,000 people working in the Pentagon (army and civilians) that they all needed to wear masks inside and outside and all day long. If you're a first responder, firefighter, health worker etc., we'll issue you with masks as part of your uniform. But the rest of you (about 25,000) can go and get your own masks from somewhere tomorrow. We're all out of paper masks, so you're on your own.......

She then said to me "When the son and heir gave me that information, I was worried and so got together with friends and we made some masks to get them started. We didn't know how to stop because we're now 1,200 masks later and we have actually fitted 4% of the personnel up there. I don't know whether to be proud or disgusted! I'm so glad that the EU has made rude signs at the US saying that Americans are currently not welcome in Europe. Thank the Lord for that, and the fact that I retained my UK passport and my permanent residency for Germany. When I read this back, I can't honestly believe that this is happening. "

She will be so interested to get this appalling film clip. It'll be a genuine clip alright, GrannyNW. You can't fix stupid and there are some very scarily stupid people on the other side of the Atlantic being encouraged by the words and behaviour of a .................... You can fit your own adjective in there, I've run out.

Oopsminty Thu 02-Jul-20 10:59:36


It’s like a scene from a Mel Brooks movie

Brilliant post!

Grannynannywanny Thu 02-Jul-20 11:02:11

Grandmafrench that’s horrendous. Your friend must feel like she’s living in some kind of parallel universe.

Grandmafrench Thu 02-Jul-20 11:07:29

She does. She's bright, smart but finds that she could be speaking in a totally different language. They're mostly nuts and think that The Donald is King. She makes me roar with laughter but I know it's a cover because she's really anxious.

Lucca Thu 02-Jul-20 11:14:13

Why do people support Trump ? Genuine question as I’m sure there is the odd one or two here....

Grannynannywanny Thu 02-Jul-20 11:54:41

I have a cousin in the U.S who feels in despair over the state of their country. She has 4 adult children and a squad of gc. She said that their regular happy family gatherings have now become tense affair that makes her feel anxious when they’re all together.

She said her 4 kids are split down the middle and 2 of them think Trump is wonderful. The only way she can have all her family together is with a complete ban on the T word as otherwise the family gathering ends in an almighty argument

GrannyGravy13 Thu 02-Jul-20 12:00:29

Oh dear, there really are some strange folks in USA

ninathenana Thu 02-Jul-20 12:07:19


FarNorth Thu 02-Jul-20 12:10:24

I wonder how they're getting on now that mask wearing was made compulsory in Florida.

I suppose Trump will be reasonably safe if everyone else is wearing masks.

annodomini Thu 02-Jul-20 12:40:27

My US friend (pen friend when we were 14) is disgusted and despairing at the whole Trump situation and the insanity of a seemingly considerable proportion of the population. She has been shielding. I do feel for her as, like me, she is cut off from her nearest and dearest.

Jane10 Thu 02-Jul-20 12:53:15

I simply cannot understand how anybody at all no matter how thick could possibly vote for Trump.

Grandmafrench Thu 02-Jul-20 13:39:30

Oh, go on Jane - you know you want to! grin
Heard him say (now) that he thinks he looks rather good in a mask....a bit like the Lone Ranger.

That suggests to me that he is wearing a mask at the wrong end of his face, perhaps?

Furret Thu 02-Jul-20 14:41:59

Look that last vote in 2016 wasn’t an election it was an intelligence test and the US failed it!

midgey Thu 02-Jul-20 14:47:55

The thing that astounds me most is that America has many brilliant people but there are only two camps both lead by batty old men. Oh but wait....we are led by a batty younger man???

Grannynannywanny Thu 02-Jul-20 14:55:53

This is a perfect mask