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Okay, Karen   General Confusion

Started May-18 by ElDotardo; 3915 views.

From: ElDotardo


And the Karens of this world seek to put us all there . . .


No shoes, no shirt, no mask, no service


Maine Governor Janet Mills -- indistinguishable from other Dem governors possessed by Covid-19 demons -- knows little about medical statistics, even less about economics, but her fashion credentials are swell.

Gov Mills’s mandatory requirement for Mainers to wear facemasks in public has zero medical evidentiary purpose, despite its sudden near universal appeal.

There isn’t a single clinical trial anywhere in the US, nor elsewhere -- beyond lab observations in a glass chamber --- that concludes wearing a facemask by the general public has any effect whatsoever on catching or transmitting the virus.

This is not to say there isn’t opinion -- more like dogmatic hunches -- from so-called public health experts.

Likewise, opinion from experts on the six-feet social distancing norm, as a Covid-19 public health prophylactic, is based upon folklore, purportedly inspired from a science fair project assembled by a fourteen-year-old daughter of an epidemiologist.

Abundance of opinion, even from a “lab study” with subjects spitting into a box, is not evidence from a clinical trial.  And therefore, the opinion of experts, Gov Mills, her cohorts, you or me, could be equally valid, and equally nonsense.

Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands say social distancing must be four+ feet.  Austria, France, Sweden, Finland, and Norway say three feet.  What would a dartboard in a pub say? Oh, pubs aren’t open yet in Maine.

Presumably a lone lobster boat three miles off from our low tide mark would be safe. High tide, not so much.  Just a hunch.

Yet in Maine, and in other blue states, mask wearing, despite its dubious origins and efficacy, is beyond sheepish conformity, now a fashion statement, and a socio-political identity.

Mainers wear masks when browsing at outdoor nursery/garden centers, and when pumping gas. Mainers wear masks when tossing off bags of trash at the dump. Mainers wear masks when dropping a letter into a curbside USPS mailbox. Mainers wear masks alone in their cars with the windows rolled up. Mainers wear masks at the car wash.

Death awaits us all at the car wash.

No mask, no service.  Be forewarned.

Mask wearing is medieval affectation, a sign of foreboding, dread, and doom. Of course, without the visuals of Covid-19 body bags delivered to NYC hospitals for deaths pre-ordained due to morbidity unrelated to Covid-19, masks are a perfect proxy to remind us that death is our companion, unbridled fear is the new normal.

Look, mask wearing has its place. A masked ball wouldn’t be a masked ball without one. Mask wearing enables an alter ego to exhibit a hidden personality, make entreaties, express love or loathing without attribution or retribution.

A mask can adorn a coy mistress or cover up a nefarious rogue.  A mask can accompany a dress code for entry into a nightclub, a private dining room, or a bank teller’s cash drawer.

But now embracing a facemask dress code shows you know how to obey, and you are not a troublemaker, not a Covid-19 denier.  Wear a mask to show how much you care, “we are all in this together.”  Wear a mask to prove you are virtuous.

Wear a mask as a companion scold to a bumper sticker, “mean people suck,” “love your neighbor,” or “coexist.” 

So, who shall wear a mask to stop opioid deaths, and depression/despair caused suicides -- 120,000 per year soon to be tripled from a prolonged lock down?

Who shall make a fashion statement about child and domestic abuse, provoked by stay-at-home orders, as schools are furloughed, and courts are closed and no restraining order petitions adjudicated?

Who shall wear a mask to show solidarity with the hundreds of thousands --perhaps millions -- of small business entrepreneurs who have see their futures crushed, lifetime savings scorched, aspirations swept away by mindless government edicts that will soon prove to have had zero effect in mitigating the virus.

And how shall mask wearers mourn the hundreds of thousands who will die or be consigned to lifelong disabilities from postponed essential medical procedures deemed “non-essential” and “elective.”

For centuries, mask wearing, donning a masque, was always an elaborate charade, a ruse.

The first Earth Day in 1970, borrowing themes as old as Boccaccio’s Decameron to as recent as Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death, boasted the most dramatic symbol -- the surgical mask; a barrier island saving us from the unrelenting gales spawned by man’s evil neglect of Mother Gaia, never abating.

Today, mask wearing is all the rage, designed as a cosmetic device to separate its wearer from the ravages of the world; instead mask wearers sport a porous foulard unable to filter commedia dell-arte from the cycles of life.

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From: ElDotardo


Not really a new phenomenon . . . 


Horrible ‘Karen’ Tries to Get Kids to Go Home — Gets MASSIVE Tail Whip Right in Her Face! (VIDEO)

Karen tried but she can’t stop the bikers!

This horrid woman tried to block some kids from having fun.
Got a tail whip in her face.

The video is from 4 years ago.

The woman is dangerous!

Via Dan Bongino and Josh Man Mode.

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Great memories from a Decade that I hated (1990):

30 Helens

30 Helens agree...You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes!

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Actually, the Helens skit started in late 1989 but I got to watch Kids in the Hall in 1990.

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Kids in the Hall: 30 Helens - Tattoos/Promptness

From Season 1, Episode 6 (#106) Aired on HBO: 1989.12.05 Thirty Helens agree that tattoos aren't for everyone and that promptness is important. MORE Helens a...

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Simply put, a mask protects others from you, not you from others.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


I found a Karen!!

There is a video in this article.

She is on the right.

Even has the hair!!

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)


Oh, now we've done it!


Ah, the great Karen debate. It has been raging.

"Karen" is a term used by millennials in reference to a woman who likes to complain — calling the police on her neighbours, snitching on naughty classmates at school, asking to see the manager.

There are all sorts of sexist connotations, as Julia Baird, Hadley Freeman and Julie Bindel pointed out in recent columns. There are also undertones of sneering at a middle-class woman who dares to use her voice.

But others argue that Karen is rooted in black American internet culture, and first emerged as response to racism and classism by white women.

Writing in the Washington Post recently, Karen Attiah — a "millennial black Karen" — argued Karen memes are neither sexist or racist. "My mother, who grew up in Nigeria, named me Karen precisely because she wanted me to blend into white American society and face fewer problems in life than I would have with a foreign or a "black-sounding" name," she said.

Many disagree, especially on the sexism point. Some say that the disagreement is, in itself, white privilege as Karen was African American vernacular for a white woman — perhaps the type who policed and complained about black people themselves.

My advice? It's a nomenclature linguistic minefield. Just don't.