That temper tantrum over a mask that someone might feel the need to indulge could end up affecting future travel plans for a while. Delta Airlines is not only banning unruly fliers from its flights but is now asking other carriers to share their ‘no-fly’ lists. Continue reading “Delta Airlines Wants Other Carriers To Share ‘No-Fly’ Lists”
Chad Staelens is in a Wichita County jail after he allegedly bit a hospital security guard’s thumb to the bone while refusing to wear a face mask. Continue reading “Man Bites Security Guard’s Thumb To The Bone Over Face Masks”
While you may see wild and wooly protests against mandating face masks in schools on local and national news, a new USA Today/Ipsos poll shows 65% of Americans support mandates for teachers and students. Continue reading “Poll: 65% Support Face Mask Mandates In Schools”
Brody is ready for his birthday weekend (above), plus some news items you might have missed:
• Kansas City Star: From the op-ed board – “The decision to remove a display of Kansas City’s gay and lesbian history from the Missouri State Capitol is outrageous, potentially illegal, and yet another embarrassment for a state with a history of intolerance.” Continue reading “News Round-Up: September 3, 2021”
An unvaccinated school teacher in California who didn’t realize she had COVID-19 removed her mask to read to students resulting in more than half of of the class becoming infected and sparking a community-wide outbreak. Continue reading “Unvaccinated Teacher Infected Half Of Class With COVID”
As Kansas is experiencing steadily increasing cases of COVID-19 , the most populous county on Thursday approved a mask mandate for students and staff in elementary schools in hopes of checking the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant. Continue reading “QAnon Nut Threatens City Commissioners Over Face Masks”
“Maskless Obama” is trending on Twitter this morning as photos and video clips from President Obama’s 60th birthday party, held outdoors in Martha’s Vineyard, show folks not wearing masks.
The far-right believe they have some sort of ‘gotcha’ moment, except… Continue reading “Right-Wing Twitter Mad Obama Held Outdoor Birthday Party W/ Vaccinated Friends”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will change course on Tuesday and recommend that people vaccinated for the coronavirus return to wearing face masks indoors in parts of the country with substantial Covid-19 transmission Continue reading “CDC Will Urge Vaccinated To Wear Masks Indoors In High Transmission Areas Of US”
And, we’re back to wearing face masks here in my town of Las Vegas, Nevada, thanks to rising cases and slowing vaccination rates.
From the Review-Journal:
The Southern Nevada Health District on Friday recommended that everyone — including those vaccinated against COVID-19 —again wear face masks in crowded indoor public settings such as grocery stores, malls and casinos.
The health district’s recommendation comes as COVID-19 test positivity rates, case counts and hospitalizations continue to increase in Southern Nevada, which has been designated as a “sustained hotspot” for the disease by the federal government.
In mid-May, Gov. Steve Sisolak dropped the mask mandate for those who were vaccinated, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The mask requirement remained for unvaccinated people in most public indoor settings, but was largely unenforced and often ignored.
It’s worth noting the change is only a ‘recommendation’ at this time and not a mandate.
Los Angeles County reinstated its mask mandate beginning last night.
Back in November, Shane Wayne Michael, 42, apparently became irate when he was asked to adjust his face mask to properly cover his nose and mouth at a eyewear store in Des Moines, Iowa.
Michael followed the victim out of the business and assaulted him.
From the Des Moines Register:
The victim told police that, as he walked to his car, Michael cornered him, began to assault him and took him to the ground. While on the ground, Michael began gouging the victim’s eye and kneed him in the genitals, according to the report, so the victim bit Michael to get him off of him.
The victim also said that Michael coughed in his face, spit on him and said “‘If I have it, you have it,'” according to the report.
Three witnesses identified Michael as the aggressor in the fight, according to the complaint. The victim suffered a swollen left eye, according to the complaint and court records.
In February, Michael was reportedly offered a plea deal which would have resulted in two years probation. Michael refused the offer saying he had merely defended himself. Instead, he chose to take his chances with a jury.
Because he was found guilty of assault causing bodily injury, the conviction comes with a mandatory 10 year prison sentence.
Just throwing this out there but… Michael COULD have just responded “sure” when asked to adjust his mask and none of this would have happened.
Or – he could have chosen to ignore the request altogether.
But Michael chose to become the aggressor. And there you have it.