Florida conservatives mocked again
Liberal irony flowed when residents of Palm Beach County, Florida protested over mandatory mask requirements imposed by the county yesterday.
Liberals who have been cheering the wanton destruction that accompanied riots for “racial justice” in places like Minneapolis, Seattle and New York, jeered when a video of county residents peacefully exercising First Amendment rights at an orderly meeting appeared on social media.
“This angry Florida woman argued today against the mask mandate, while bringing up the devil, 5G, Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, ‘the pedophiles’ and the deep state,” tweeted Rex Chapman, a former NBA player-turned Twitter personality.
To which a former writer for the ultra-progressive Guardian, Dave Schilling, responded, with unintended irony: “Sh*t like this isn’t even funny anymore. These people are dangerous.”
The woman was simply exercising her constitutionally-protected right to speak her mind, which is, apparently, unlawful and dangerous to progressives now.
Another progressive tweeted that the GOP must be forced to accept “social responsibility” and the superiority of “science.”
“What’s dangerous is that we have an entire political party in the GOP that pander to and perpetuate such conspiracy theories,” said Steve Fearn, a big Colin Kaepernick supporter. “We have a president and many GOP lawmakers that refuse to wear masks. With freedom comes social responsibilities and the acknowledgment of science.”
Florida has seen a rise in COVID cases this month, but the data on hospitalization rates is unclear.
“Unfortunately,” says WTSP TV in Tampa-St. Pete, “the state isn’t very transparent when it comes to a trend of new hospitalizations, especially if they’re COVID-19 related. The Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) does update hospital bed and ICU availability by county, but there’s not a way to backdate the data on this dashboard.”
Some evidence points to low availability of ICU beds in Florida, but it’s difficult to know if the low availability of these beds is due to new COVID cases or cases that have been deferred as a result of the lockdown. Arizona, for example, has seen the availability of critical beds go down, even as COVID admissions remained low.
As a result, Palm Beach County imposed mandatory mask requirements.
“We had hoped the public could self-police and heed the mayor’s recommendations issued weeks ago but that isn’t happening,” Palm Beach Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (D) said, again with no awareness of the irony.
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