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Nice post Joe. (sorry if it offends you that I said that:)

As someone who is vehemently covid-safe, *and* resentful of those who I feel have helped make even y local school district unsafe due to beating back mask mandates, etc....I also don't feel glee when they die. BUT - the only sympathy I feel is for loved ones left behind. The people who were TOLD the science, who had the MEANS to get a jab and mask - when they die again I don't feel glee- but at best I shrug my soldiers and I'm frankly more annoyed when someone scores against Detroit during a hockey game.

My side loves touting "personal responsibility" - and I believe that in this case, well, if someone doesn't take personal responsibility - oh well. No cheer - but no sympathy unless for loved ones left behind.

To me this is one of those times, you really gotta want freedom, and really need to appreciate it. Because sometimes I get tempted: No vax, no mask, - ok - no driver's license. When this whole thing started I wrote that the trillions we're gonna spend - that's gonna end up buying Starbucks drinks and Chinese goods.....I wish the hammer was down - and *everyone* MUST stay inside, and the weekly rice-beans-and cookie supplies will be left on the doorstep. We're gonna stop this thing from spreading. Then you get vaccines. THEN once you show anti-bodies, here's your driver's license back and go on about your business.

But alas, that's tyranny. And I guess the one thing better than doing what I said - is NOT being allowed to do what I said.
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