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0816, 30 Jan 21

Arbitrary Rule Sets In

Doesn’t it seem a bit monarchical for a federal government to impose sweeping laws with criminal penalties from Americans without so much as a thought to pass a law through Congress? And if we no longer really have a representative government, are they governing by the consent of the governed?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sweeping order late Friday requiring the use of face masks on nearly all forms of public transportation from Tuesday as the country continues to report thousands of daily COVID-19 deaths.


The order, which takes effect at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, requires face masks to be worn by all travelers on airplanes, ships, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares and at transportation hubs like airports, bus or ferry terminals, train and subway stations and seaports.


The CDC said people violating the order could potentially face criminal penalties, but suggested civil penalties would be more likely if needed.


0816, 30 January 2021


  1. dad29

    Now you have the definition of “American Totalitarian.”

    Trump won, by the way.

  2. Mar

    I wonder how they will enforce it? If local copd did not enforce governor’s mask mandates, how they will enforce this?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Ideology of evil Marxism settling in. Just like Venezuela. Nord cheers. Just gross and awful.

  4. MaxwellsEQs

    Putting in place a measure to slow the spread of a disease during a pandemic is not arbitrary, it is not American Totalitarianism, it is not evil Marxism, it is common sense.

    We have real problems with a growing totalitarian security state. In 2001 George Bush passed the Patriot Act and presided over torture and torture memos. Barrack Obama presided over the persecution of the Journalist Julian Assange and the organization Wikileaks. He detained us citizens without due process and assassinated them, saying quote “Turns out I’m really good at killing people”. Trump rounded up thousands of immigrants and put them in “camps”.

    But, it makes sense that you guys should ignore all that and complain about laws that tell people to wear a mask during a pandemic. Why not get rid of stop lights and speed limits while you’re at it? Why should you have to suffer the tyranny of the traffic light and traffic cop?

  5. dad29

    Max, you miss the point entirely.

    MASKS DO NOT WORK TO PREVENT COVID. Fraudci admitted that back in March. Notice that they’re up to TWO masks now–with some twit from Haaahhhvahhhd demanding three?

    Try not to be a fool.

  6. Mar

    Thank you for making Dad’s point, sociopath.
    How you can you trust Fauci? He lies almost as much as you do, sociopath. He makes President Trump look like a saint in comparison.

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    I think I know what your problem is: you can’t read, and refuse to learn. What a shame.

  8. Mar

    You really need to read the articles instead of looking at the pictures, sociopath.

  9. Mar

    What did Dad say not true?

  10. Le Roi du Nord

    What’s the matter, mar? Can’t or won’t read ? If you can’t find the false statements in what did said you need more help than I can give you. Not that you are interested in personal improvement.

  11. Mar

    Again, you make no sense and show nothing.
    And who is did, sociopath?

  12. Merlin

    The lefties will sacrifice Fauci soon enough. Once a scapegoat is needed to explain Biden’s COVID clusterfluck he’ll be canceled for having been Trump’s guy. Let the flogging begin.

  13. Le Roi du Nord


    Thanks for the article. But I don’t think it proved anything you claimed, as it recommended facial coverings (“mandatory” was the word they used), and dismissed the HCQ study for lack of recruitment.

    Maybe mar can come to your rescue with some juvenile name-calling.

  14. Mar

    Sociopath, your article proves nothing and actually, it is quite laughable.
    It only quotes 1 business person and only they want the ban is to level the playing field.
    Again, the sociopath looks at the pictures and doesn’t read the article.

  15. dad29

    Maybe LeeeeeeeeeeeeRoy, the government-man, didn’t read the parts with long words like Hydrochloroquine (works well!!) when combined with zinc and z-pak.

    You’re wrong about HCQ, you’re wrong about masks….

    But maybe you’re good with puddling concrete.

    You’re a Government Man, just like Fraudci.

  16. Tuerqas

    “Putting in place a measure to slow the spread of a disease during a pandemic is not arbitrary, it is not American Totalitarianism, it is not evil Marxism, it is common sense.”

    Not smoking is common sense, wearing seatbelts, eating healthy, eating appropriate portions and exercising are common sense, There are thousands of every day activities that humans do every day that fall under the aegis of common sense and not following pretty much every one of them could possibly cause harm to others. You obviously favor making laws to force people to one group’s idea of what common sense is. Other examples that fit this scenario include cleansing inferior races. It was common sense to improve the breed (of humans) by purposeful selection or so the Government told the German people.

    I guess I just agree with Thomas Paine’s writings on common sense rather than yours. In the name of health, a police state as tyrannical as the 3rd Reich is not just possible, it is foreseeable (We’ll have to wait and see what they consider common sense as long as libs can keep them in office, if fair elections are ever allowed again. FDR kept office for four terms because of ’emergencies’, the depression, then WWII, if he had lived, then the cold war).
    We have already started to hear about the myriad of strains that are mutating from the original Covid 19. They can keep a lid on gatherings of any type or size indefinitely even now and libs will say ‘Hell yes!” Libs were scared repeatedly by their masters over the last 15 months that Trump was going to try and keep the office. I believe the Dems are the real danger for that particular threat, They have already proved it once and death was all that stopped FDR.
    The way to absolute power are ‘national emergencies’ where the people accept the Government taking over their lives.

  17. Le Roi du Nord


    I guess we can agree to disagree. But seeing as the medical community disagree with you on masks, and HCQ, looks like your argument is pretty weak. But here in the USA you can still believe whatever nonsense you want. It’s a shame, though, that your believes are dangerous to the health of your fellow citizens.

  18. Mar

    “that your believes are dangerous to the health of your fellow citizens.”
    Besides misspelling “beliefs”, that comment is full of crap, like yourself, sociopath.
    But I guess that’s what you get from an uneducated rock farmer.

  19. Le Roi du Nord

    Sure thing, mar. For a guy like you to call someone uneducated is a text book case of hypocrisy. Even I know you don’t “farm” rocks. But you can pick them.

    And any time you want we can compare degrees.

  20. Mar

    So, you got nothing and I accept your challenge.
    Show us how educated you are. And if you actually attended college, you deserve a refund for how poorly they taught you.
    Of course some evidence is needed since you have a tendency to lie about things to make yourself look better.
    So, bring it on.

  21. Mar

    “Even I know you don’t “farm” rocks. But you can pick them.”
    Obviously, you have sense of humor not know what sarcasm is.
    You just made my point about you being being a rock farmer.

  22. Mar

    Should have said sociopath, you have no sense of humor and do not know what sarcasm is.

  23. Mar

    “And any time you want we can compare degrees.”
    And the coward sociopath chickens out.
    What a coward. Chicken.
    Typical liberal, though.

  24. Le Roi du Nord

    Wrong again, mar , in so many ways.

    You first, since you keep making the “uneducated “ claim.

  25. Mar

    So, got nothing again, as usual Herbert sociopath.
    Come on Herbert, show us how educated you are.

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