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July 28, 2021 09:57 AM UTC

Masks Are Back, And Lauren Boebert Is Raging

  • by: Colorado Pols
Rep. Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert shows the world what tyranny looks like.

As the Denver Post’s Megan Wingerter reports, hope you didn’t throw all of yours away:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that vaccinated people wear masks in indoor public places in counties with “high” or “substantial” spread of COVID-19 — which includes the majority of Colorado.

New coronavirus infections have increased in Colorado in recent weeks, and hospitalizations are trending up, though significantly more slowly than they did during the state’s four previous waves of cases.

The CDC defines substantial transmission as 50 or more COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last week. About 60% of U.S. counties are above that threshold, officials said.

As of this writing, Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado is not planning on reinstating the state’s mask mandate. At least for now, increasing case rates in Colorado are not putting as much strain on hospitals–a sign that vulnerable populations are better protected today than in previous COVID-19 infection waves. In Congress, however, it’s a different story after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi re-imposed a mask requirement on the chamber effective today.

Take a guess how that’s going:

In response to the mask mandate returning to the House, in addition to childishly taking her frustrations with Pelosi’s mask mandate out on a staffer, Rep. Lauren “Q*Bert” Boebert launched into a Twitter tirade this morning about the “anti-science, totalitarian mask mandate” and went full-on conspiratorial on the so-called “Perma-demic’s” non-medical motives:

Permanent masking. Permanent state of emergency. Permanent control. This will go on until the American people just say enough is enough. The tyrants aren’t giving this up!

So folks, we don’t like wearing masks. We don’t know anyone who does. We don’t want or expect to live in a world of “permanent masking.” As for the emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, at least here in the U.S. this has become a crisis almost entirely affecting the unvaccinated population. Boebert has been openly discouraging her supporters from accepting the “experimental vaccine” from the very beginning, even as Mesa County in her district became the state’s epicenter for continuing spread of the virus.

In short, Boebert is doing everything she can to make this emergency permanent. By encouraging her supporters to go unvaccinated and resist mask wearing–the two most effective steps we can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19–Boebert is helping make her own dark prophecy come true. Except for the nefarious motives, of course, though fortunately for Boebert she never has to prove that part.

If the goal is really to end the pandemic, Boebert is her own worst enemy.  She either doesn’t know that or doesn’t care. Either way, Boebert represents the worst-case scenario for leadership at a moment when leadership is desperately needed.


30 thoughts on “Masks Are Back, And Lauren Boebert Is Raging

  1. If I ran the CDC . . .

    “Duct tape mouth coverings are now required when in public for all remaining (unvaccinated adult) human petri dishes”

  2. Permanent state of emergency. Permanent control. This will go on until the American people just say enough is enough. The tyrants aren’t giving this up!

    The projection continues. No normal person I know wants a permanent state of emergency or permanent control. This is apparently a deep-seated desire of hers and her ilk, so, of course, she is projecting that desire on the rest of us.

    1. It is stunning how predictable is their behavior..
      , rather their attitudes and interpretations…the actual behavior continues to amaze.

  3. After a lot of personal research, I’m not sure that masks are very valuable, unless maybe it’s an N95. However, there is also a matter of being courteous and polite.

    As for Boebert, her tantrums remind me of those coming from a 6 year old kid.

    1. I'm not certain what sort of "personal research" you did …

      I'm added to my confidence in mask after skimming The Lancet / "Mask use in community settings in the context of COVID-19: A systematic review of ecological data"

      Twenty one articles were identified that analysed ecological data to assess the protective effect of policies mandating community mask wearing. All studies reported SARS-CoV-2 benefits in terms of reductions in either the incidence, hospitalization, or mortality, or a combination of these outcomes. Few studies assessed compliance to mask wearing policies or controlled for the possible influence of other preventive measures such as hand hygiene and physical distancing, and information about compliance to these policies was lacking.

      A meta study with all of the results pointing in one direction is pretty rare.

  4. CD-3’s own Debbie Dumbbell, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s give her a big hand! It’s Phony Mask-Mandate Umbrage Day!

    That’s right, folks — the most severe drought on the Western Slope has nothing to do with rain!

    The greatest shortfall is political in nature, stemming from the lack of intelligence, coherence, rationality and self-awareness, not to mention honor, ethics, integrity, truthfulness, patriotism, and duty to country, Constitution and constituents. Every day in CD-3 resembles a kind of Fascist Groundhog Day, the only variant being whichever asinine, baseless, ginned-up ‘outrage’ is selected by her leash-holders to be parroted by the mindless Ms. Dumbbell and her equally deplorable surrogates and fellow travelers that day.

    I look forward to congressional investigation(s) of the resolutely cynical and disingenuous Ms. Dumbbell’s rumored/alleged aiding and abetting of anti-American maga-terrorists’ failed attempt to overthrow the federal government last winter on behalf of their corrupt, infantile, mentally ill cult leader.

    January 6, 2021: a date which shall live in infamy, to the GQP’s eternal shame and condemnation.

  5. The first round of fines for members who did not follow the House rule on masks only cost each of them $500.  They appealed, but the "U.S. House Ethics Committee released statements noting that U.S. Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Ralph Norman of South Carolina had failed in their appeals of $500 fines issued in May."

    If I remember aright, Pelosi is authorized by the rule to fine violators up to $5,000. Per violation.

  6. I’ve been in Nevada this week on hemp stuff and I stumbled upon this abandoned market with a (deteriorating) Ron Paul Revolution sign. Made me think of Debbie Dumbell (thx for the belly laugh DP)/ Salmonella Sue / Reppy le Pew Pew. She should ring up the Pauls (Sr and Jr) and start the next revolution. Hint: it will end just like the last one. 

  7. As a lowly denizen of CD3…I have to mostly stay away from the Karen QBert Boebert subject…I really want to get in the mud and gutter and wrestle this pig….figuratively…this frustrates me…

  8. See, QBert, the virus gives exactly zero shits about what humans do.  It infects, replicates, transmits.  All the hue and cry about freedom doesn't change what the virus does.  But then a know-nothing like you truly knows nothing about viruses.  Keep barking, it'll do nothing to stop the virus, unlike vaccines, physical distancing, and masks. 

      1. Well, if she thinks that's all it takes and there is no need to vaccinate or mask up and people will lap up what she's selling, she and her acolytes get what they get.

  9. She may be an unwitting fool but let's be clear on the serious side of this issue, Ms. Boebert is actively supporting the spread of the virus and therefore the sickening and in many cases, the deaths of her fellow Americans. This is not about freedom or political values – its about life and death and for many survivors long term health consequences – and she has no excuse for either her statements or behavior. She is actively supporting the spread of the virus, its mutation into more virulent and deadly variants, and the death of her own constituents. Would any voter – Republican, unaffiliated, or Democrat – conservative, moderate, or liberal – ever consider voting for a candidate who openly advocated for policies that threatened their lives? She is unfit for public office.

  10. Hey Boebert, it’s science, that stuff you prefer to ignore. With Covid, if it can’t replicate, it can’t mutate. Do you really want the future zeta variant resistant to vaccines to have originated from CD-3? Really?

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