'You’re a selfish bastard.’ Colorado Gov. Polis blasts people who don’t wear masks

Hate from the governor in Colorado!

‘You’re a selfish bastard.’ Colorado Gov. Polis blasts people who don’t wear masks

  • Tony Keith, KKTV
  • Jul 14, 2020

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Gov. Jared Polis addresses the public and media on the state’s response to the pandemic on July 9, 2020.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis isn’t holding back to get his point across on voluntarily wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

The governor posted the following to Facebook on Sunday:

“The emerging scientific data is clear: wearing a mask doesn’t only protect others, it also significantly reduces your own risk of getting Coronavirus. So if you’re a selfish bastard and wearing a mask to protect others isn’t enough of a reason to do so, then maybe protecting yourself is?”

Last week, Polis urged people to “wear a damn mask,” and scolded out-of-state visitors from virus hotspots such as Texas and Arizona for not wearing masks.

There were people who applauded the governor’s direct post.

“So rare to hear from a politician who isn’t afraid to tell it how it is,” Dave Mazess wrote in response to the post. “I’m not even a dem and you’re great! Science shouldn’t be partisan.”

There were also people shocked by the choice of words.

“You need to clean up your language,” Lis Neal wrote in the comments. “Not very professional nor becoming of a governor who is looking for respect.”

A spokesperson for the governor’s office sent the following statement to Gazette news partner KKTV concerning the post: “The science clearly shows that the more people who wear masks, the faster our economic re-opening can safely occur and the more freedom and mobility we have. The Governor continues to help raise awareness about mask-wearing at any chance he can because we’ve got to crush this virus in Colorado, and wearing masks in public is one of the most effective tools we have. Given the unique challenges posed by COVID-19 nothing is off the table.”

I respect politicians who express their sentiments in no uncertain terms! :rofl:

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He hates it when people give him the middle finger

That will do wonders for his reelection prospects.

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Well in that case let’s NOT use people . Governor …

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Well that’s BS, there’s no science supporting the claim that wearing masks is preventing us from getting the virus.

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Hiding in the basement is much more effective. Masks may reduce transmission but is offset as people do not wash of disposable of masks that have been contaminated and spreads the virus.

Here’s an interesting video on masks. Additionally, what people miss is after wearing these masks a single time for more than 20 minutes renders them useless. A freaking t-shirt is less than useless.

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Depends on the mask. You can wash and sanitize the cloth masks and they’ll do as much or little good as they did originally.

The “medical masks” on the other hand clog up real fast. There is a process by which they can be cleaned and sanitized but it isn’t the washing machine.

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Dumber than dirt. Aerobic exercise by design puts you in an oxygen deficit, to aggravate that by limiting your ability to breathe is insane.

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Apropos of nothing in particular, while I was walking along the prom into town to buy vittals this morning, idly watching a dinghy with about 20 occupants wallowing in a mill-pond-calm sea waiting to be picked up by the UKBF, it suddenly occurred to me what the gullibles who wear those extra big bulbous-shaped masks (like Macron’s, and especially the black ones) remind me of . . . chimpanzees? LOL

And they say trump is a dictator.

(The Center Square) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said last call for alcohol sales at restaurants will temporarily be at 10 p.m., citing data that younger people are continuing to spread COVID-19 in the state.

“The number of new cases has roughly doubled; we were around 200 per day, we’re now on the 400 to 500 range per day,” Polis said during a news briefing.

The 20-29 age group “is leading this spread of infection in our state,” he added.

Polis said that while most are practicing social distancing, “we’re seeing some engage in risky behavior.”

“Your health depends on responsibility, and yeah, your parents’ health, your neighbor’s health, your grandparents’ health really depends on you being more mature,” he said. “This has challenged all of us.”

“Where we have seen the cause of some of the spike has been behavior that has been fine and normal during non-pandemic times for people who are 20 to 29, and that includes getting inebriated and socializing with people outside your household, that means late nights at restaurants and bars.”

Under the order, last call for alcohol sales at restaurants will be 10 p.m. for the next month.

Polis said that despite the order, he’s “very irritated” by laws setting last call limitations.

Existing law limits last call in Colorado to 2 a.m., something the governor called a “bad law.” Polis said he’ll work with lawmakers on legislation to allow local governments to decide if bars can remain open later.

“For now it’s a short-term sacrifice to keep us safe,” he said of the 10 p.m. last call.

Last week, the governor signed a statewide mask mandate for individuals in public indoor spaces.

Polis re-closed bars and nightclubs last month after seeing COVID-19 spikes in bordering states.

You wear a mask only if you sneeze or cough a lot
or if you’re taking care of a patient with a viral infection.

End of the story.

When do I have to wear a mask?

The situations in which you do have to wear a mask are very far-reaching. The state says:

When entering or moving within any public indoor space.
While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.

What is a public indoor space?

Pretty much anywhere that is not your own residence. A residence does include “a room in a motel or hotel or a residential room for students at an educational facility,” as defined by health officials.

Here’s a list from the state of a few examples (they specifically say the definition is not limited to these spaces):

Government buildings
Nonprofits
Transportation
Houses of worship
Private country clubs or social clubs
Grocery stores
Hair salons
All offices, lobbies, elevators
Malls, retail stores
Indoor businesses, common areas
Medical facilities, nursing homes
Restaurants (if not seated)
Libraries
Museums
Theaters
Casinos
Gyms, including areas around indoor pools but not while swimming in the pool
If a business or entity provides services or goods both indoors and outdoors at a single location, a mask must be worn in the indoor portion of that business or entity
All enclosed indoor areas, whether publicly or privately owned or managed, except an individual’s residence

Fine up to $999.00

Sen Kennedy is a national treasure! :rofl:

Well, the left always accuses him of doing what they’re guilty of…

Russia Collusion
Rape
Ukraine QPQ
Fascism

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