Anti-lockdown protests continue to gather momentum across the U.S. as people flood the streets, ignoring social distancing rules. Even though some states are beginning to ease restrictions, most of the country remains under some form of stay-at-home order, which is making protestors call for America to 'reopen' immediately.

Some critics think Donald Trump is to blame. Last week, the President posted a series of tweets, urging everyone to 'liberate' Minnesota, Michigan, and Virginia and said the 2nd Amendment's under siege.

Protests have erupted in over a dozen states from coast to coast. Here are some of the signs that were spotted there.

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Mark
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5 months ago

No not the virus, just a bunch of loons!

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Demonstrations have occurred in Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Minnesota, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Oregon, Maryland, Idaho, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Washington, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. These states are led by both Republican and Democratic governors.

The crowds have varied in size quite a bit: from a few dozen protesters in Virginia and Oregon to thousands of people in Michigan and Washington state. The latter saw one of the largest demonstrations, with about 2,500 protesters gathering at the capital in Olympia. The state was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.

In some places, these anti-lockdown demonstrations spawned counter protests. For example, in Colorado, healthcare workers blocked traffic at crossroads.

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Mark
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5 months ago (edited)

Good for them, protestors don't like it though when someone else uses their right to protest ;)

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Reportedly, the organizers of these protests have largely been conservative, pro-Trump and pro-gun activists. Many of these demonstrations have been described as reminiscent of Trump campaign events, carrying pro-Trump banners, t-shirts, and signs. Some of them were even calling for freedom over tyranny and comparing governors to dictators.

However, it looks like the protests represent just a small fraction of people. Last week, a Pew poll found that 66% of US adults say their greater concern is that state governments will lift restrictions too quickly, rather than not quickly enough.

Also, US public health experts and many state leaders have continued to highlight the importance of social distancing, arguing in favor of the measures protesters have taken issue with.

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Don Flynn
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5 months ago

someone please give this tRump twat COVID-19, please

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Political things aside, it's normal that some feel as if the quarantine is becoming an increasingly heavier burden. Counselor and psychotherapist Tati Silva told Bored Panda that the pandemic can bring a sense of loss: "People feel unstable because they don't know what is going on, panic and fear come to place." Silva warned that this might lead to people developing depression, panic attacks, and anxiety.

If that is the case, it's important one takes care of their mental wellbeing during these difficult times. "Exercise if you can," Silva advised. "It will boost your mood. Set up buddy groups -- friends or family to do regular checking in with people. Distract yourself -- writing down your thoughts and feelings can help offload any worries and fear you may have."

And remember to be kind to yourself. "Don't overload yourself, thinking that you should be taking all the courses available online, learning 2 to 3 languages, and reading one book a day. That will make you feel overwhelmed. I also suggest that you pick one new thing every week to do, so your brain can get excited about the week to come."

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Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes you can make a choice but what about those others you might infect, narrow minded fool!

Carly Lynn
Community Member
5 months ago

She thinks it's somehow the same as an abortion procedure, because she can't tell the difference between something that affects the bearer and something that affects EVERYONE.

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Demi Zwaan
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5 months ago

I bet she doesn't say this when a woman wants an abortion.

K.
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5 months ago (edited)

They like to pick and choose whenever it works for them. You (she) have no business enforcing archaic beliefs onto anyone’s body, if you’re not going to help shoulder the burden of cost of care and raising the child. Abortion of a fetus is very different than spreading the disease to 100 ppl. Ppl with families, dreams, goals, and a lifetime of experiences. Like how corporations support capitalism, but scream for socialist policies whenever it suits them.

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Alberto
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5 months ago

Unfortunately it does not work like this… Maybe you should learn the meaning of the words "contamination" and "responsibility"

Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

Will the health care staff have a choice in treating her ignorant *ss?

Aldhissla VargTimmen
Community Member
5 months ago

But she's probably against abortion...

Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
5 months ago

These people have no actual principles. The "principles" they pretend to deeply hold are only good when those "principles" work for them or against people they don't like. When that stops happening, suddenly they "deeply hold" the exact opposite principle as shown by this lady.

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Catalina-Raluca Baciu
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5 months ago

That's the thing it's not your body. it's my family's bodys that you will infect you moron!

Yannick Bouret
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5 months ago

Infect and maybe kill...

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Monika Soffronow
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5 months ago

What an idiot. "My body My Choice" is used to state being for the right to end a pregnancy. It should NOT be used in this context, for one thing, because being ill with Covid-19 means not only being infected with the SARS-Cov-2 virus but it also means being infectious, i. e. infecting others with it, who may then die.

Agnes Jekyll
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5 months ago

I think that's what she's doing--she's trying to use pro-choice advocates' slogans against them--showing that she is both anti-choice and anti-rights of others

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K.
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5 months ago

You better be supporting pro-choice if you’re going to take this bold claim. You better contribute to others’ healthcare costs and pay your dues to education. What happens when you spread the disease to an unsuspecting immune compromised individual. You should invest in a lifetime of masks, because that shame will follow you. Unfortunately, I don’t think you give a fucking damn.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

Right on.

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Hans
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5 months ago

As irony this is great. As a real statement this is beyond not understanding how contagious diseases work.

Elly Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

Thia happens when a president shirks his responsibility and turns a healthdisaster into an election campaign

Lea Springstead
Community Member
5 months ago

You don’t have the right to infect other people.

Kathy Baylis
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5 months ago

Ironic, isn’t it? She’ll hold up that sign to protest the quarantine, but abuse or even attack someone else holding up a sign saying exactly the same thing (different picture, though) to protest anti-abortion laws.

Jace
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s WHY she’s using the phrase. She’s trying to be “ironic” or combative by using it, but missing every possible point.

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Samantha Lomb
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5 months ago

Ironically they refuse to apply this to women's birth control and abortion choices

Bonnie Osborne
Community Member
5 months ago

This is clearly a very confused young woman.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

Is she confused or just irredeemably selfish and ignorant?

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South Asian
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5 months ago

"Trump 2020" goes so well with the rest of it xD

K.
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5 months ago

Actually that’s not a bad idea. Get all the trump supporters together and close the hospital entrance. Sorry, we’ve been at full capacity, as we’ve been saying for weeks now. Good luck. It should magically disappear with you.

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jamie1707
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5 months ago

If she thinks tRUMP and company are going to let her or any woman have a choice, she's so very wrong.

Nick Nickson
Community Member
5 months ago

Too bad that there is no virus which KILLS STUPID PEOPLE, or make them INFERTILE.

Juririn
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5 months ago

Well, covid seems to affect men's fertility, too, so there...

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Analyn Lahr
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5 months ago

So, you're willing to spread a virus that kills people but you're probably not willing to support abortion. Unless you're a Trump supporter who is also Pro-choice but I doubt it.

K.
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5 months ago (edited)

Support pro-choice and funding for abortion and birth control, and I get the irony of it all.

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Simon Kwan
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5 months ago

$20 says she's anti abortion

Chris DiFonso
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5 months ago

It's not just your body when it comes to this virus!

Lynn Peckham
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5 months ago

She doesn't get the irony of the "my body, my choice", does she?

Jace
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5 months ago

I suspect she does and that it’s intended. She’s probably thinking she’s cleverly spitting in the face of pro-choice activists by appropriating their slogan.

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MagNat
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5 months ago

Why, WHY, all the dumb people in America sem to be Trump's supporters?

Lou Lopez
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5 months ago

You just answered your own question...

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Leodavinci
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5 months ago

How can anyone claim their body is theirs and support someone who thinks it's OK to grab them by the p***y?

Jace
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5 months ago

Living with cognitive dissonance.

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Ripley
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5 months ago

You know that Trump & co. would like to take away all the choices regarding your body, don't you?

sh
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5 months ago

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Trump and co aren't the ones going on about a vaccine and mandatory certifications to prove you've had it... removing freedoms if you don't. The government wants control of everyone's body, their property, all of it. Doesn't matter which "side" you're talking about.

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AzKhaleesi
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5 months ago

as she wears a mask around her neck lmao idiot.

Margaret Stepien
Community Member
5 months ago

pro covid.. but not pro choice if you on trump team.. how do those 2 things live together in her brain

Jace
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5 months ago

Religion and Trump support requires accepting a lot of cognitive dissonance, or doing a lot of mental gymnastics... So that’s why people who lack critical thinking are most apt to be one or both ... and why education is the enemy of both.

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Nea
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5 months ago

We are talking infectious disease here, girl!

Isaac Harvey
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5 months ago

Your body, your choice... your consequences, your infection, your bills, your suffering.

rehabisforquitters
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5 months ago

Well said.

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KT Trondsen
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5 months ago

So selfish, so foolish.

Lynn Peckham
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh the irony! And probably pro-life too 😂

Shelli Aderman
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5 months ago

I’d like to see these #CovIdiots say this to doctors and scientists... 🤦🏽‍♀️ You’ll notice there’s ZERO protests in front of hospitals. 🤷🏽‍♀️ I send energy, strength and love to the #FirstResponders that will have to deal with these #CovIdiots in 2 weeks, when they get the Virus. 💕

Jace
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5 months ago

Nurses have been photographed blocking those protestors from getting to hospitals.

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Orionpax75
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5 months ago

It's also my choice to turn off your f'n respirator when your begging me to save you!!

Barry Taylor
Community Member
5 months ago

OMG

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

i see people every day with masks just barely covering their mouths or only on noses-wtf

Jason S
Community Member
5 months ago

She's right but unfortunately she made the wrong choice. Better not go clogging up the hospitals when ahe realizes her choice is killing her.

SpillTheTea
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5 months ago

Yes, wear a masks or DIE, indeed your choice.

Star-Light Star-Bright
Community Member
5 months ago

That doesn't apply to contagious diseases

blugeagua
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh geez. No! That is NOT how being pro-choice works. You absolute moron.

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
5 months ago

what do you wanna bet she was wearing that bandanna over her face at one point?

Cara Scopazzi
Community Member
5 months ago

And yet she has a bandanna around her neck that she probably uses to cover her nose and mouth. Ironic.

Karen Dyer
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5 months ago

When not in camera range she pulls up her bandanna.

Melissa Partridge
Community Member
5 months ago

TWAT!

Kjorn
Community Member
5 months ago

i guess she's not a pro-choice for pregnancy...

Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
5 months ago

It's MY choice not to be infected by someone like you, stupid ****

Don Flynn
Community Member
5 months ago

idiot

Emma Horn-Knox
Community Member
5 months ago

O THE STUPIDITY! Ur not only gonna get infected, BUT EVERYONE U GO NEAR WILL TOO! Narrow minded fool!

Mickey Bickerstaff
Community Member
5 months ago

This one gets me. I imagine being a Trump supporter, she is not pro-choice!

Buffalo Parade
Community Member
5 months ago

So good luck bitch

Ice cube
Community Member
5 months ago

Dumbarses.

Angela Murray
Community Member
5 months ago

This represents a level of stupidity that beggars belief

Sharon Hultquist
Community Member
5 months ago

Does this also apply to abortion?!

Steve
Community Member
5 months ago

Should read "Their bodies, my choice", and have pictures of ww 2 veterans' dead bodies

Adit Danhorn
Community Member
5 months ago

she brought a bandana LOL

CincyReds
Community Member
5 months ago

But yes she is wearing a bandanna around her neck. These people are very selfish, and thinking only of themselves

Kaj Boelsen
Community Member
5 months ago

I’m sure a virus will take your wishes into consideration....

Duncan
Community Member
5 months ago

Your choice to ensure the death of humans?

Vanta Black
Community Member
5 months ago

Tell that to your government each time one of your fellow women chooses to get an abortion.

Rhiannon C
Community Member
5 months ago

At least this one can spell

melbfk
Community Member
5 months ago

My body my choice, too. I think I'll stay in.

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
5 months ago

That's probably the same moron who demonstrates against abortions *barf*

BORED AT HOME
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5 months ago

If we elect trump 2020 there will be no 2021!

Carena Thompson
Community Member
5 months ago

These aren't real people... right?

Clare Amidei
Community Member
5 months ago

They are... they are.

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kitty_player 03
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5 months ago

Your stupidity, your coffin.

Mireia Dos
Community Member
5 months ago

Not just your body, moron.

Suzy Shams
Community Member
5 months ago

boi dont even try and be like that it is for your own good

Carolyn Meyer
Community Member
5 months ago

Apparently your choice is still to wear a mask

Phil DeBlanc
Community Member
5 months ago

Huh. A republican is Pro-Choice?

Marcus Stalder
Community Member
5 months ago

Nice bandanna there.

M Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

She says with a bandanna around her neck to use as as mask.

Lou Lopez
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I would straight up choke that bitch with her hair and drown her in the nearest puddle. Co-opting a phrase for a medical procedure that Drumpsterfire is trying to drive underground (killing hundreds of desperate women) marks her as a Gender Traitor. There are sooooo many foster kids who struggle with lifelong trauma from flippant decisions to reproduce that we don't need to add to their numbers by instituting Xtian Totalitarianism. This bitch literally spits on the grave of every woman who bled out or fought for the right to control her body from old men without a moral compass. Fuck you, you Trumpanzee; I genuinely hope you die of stupidity.

Ivana
Community Member
5 months ago

She is one of the least Republican looking white girls I have ever seen. I thought they were all blond.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
5 months ago

And these are the same morons who tell women they can't have reproductive choice.

Lolo 82
Community Member
5 months ago

What's so stupid about "Go Bulls!"? Especially when it was Jordan, Pippen, and Rodman! G.O.A.T.!!!!!!

Catherine Todd
Community Member
5 months ago

This young person understands or cares nothing about infecting other people, does she? C-C-C-CRAZY!

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
Community Member
5 months ago

idiot. she's gonna infect others, so it's not her choice! I want to use some other words but there might be young viewers so I will kindly refrain.

Mumof1
Community Member
5 months ago

So you inhabit this planet alone?

Jozi Bear Arts
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, your choice to get the virus!!!

Jaybird3939
Community Member
5 months ago

Isn't it amazing how their non-lockdown protest signs resemble the signs that are used at pro-choice rallies? I really doubt these morons would notice the irony.

Timothy Rogers
Community Member
5 months ago

cute but stupid is no way to go through life, dumb-ass

Karen Klinck
Community Member
5 months ago

I find straight irony in this one, since her Dear Leader runs on a platform that says she HAS no choice over her own body.

Sel Bonda
Community Member
5 months ago

Wonder how people get hyptonized enmass!

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
5 months ago

But not when it comes to fetuses!

Sue Sanders
Community Member
5 months ago

Gee - she looks kinda smart. But then again . . .

Jacquelyn Baker
Community Member
5 months ago

Bet she doesn't feel the same about women's rights to choose. Idiots

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
5 months ago

Isn't that the same claim for the pro-choice "abortionists"?

Paul Clayton
Community Member
5 months ago

err, think she's at the wrong protest.

Tenzin Moore
Community Member
5 months ago

eew

Debbie
Community Member
5 months ago

I just can't

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
5 months ago

Only if you stay home after u get sick

Carlos Hernandez-martinez
Community Member
5 months ago

you can make your own choices but covid 19 is real thousands of people are dying including some of my family got it. so just stay inside follow the rules and it will be over soon i hope.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
5 months ago

I agree. they get to choose. they should be offered the option of exposing themselves to someone in the hospital with a harsher form of the virus, so that they can verify that it fucking sucks, and that flattening the curve is how to give our health care workers a fucking break.

Curious Cat
Community Member
5 months ago

stupid fucking dolt.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

This bitch is a disgrace to women.

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

What a stupid bitch.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
5 months ago

ya fuck, do you really want to infect others with your filthy body?

BUMMERS
Community Member
5 months ago

According to Trump/GOP she can have a choice about a face mask, just not about her own body.

Cheryl Rehan
Community Member
5 months ago

candidate for the Darwin awards

Brenda Bratley
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, that’s so true, but let’s give it to you and see what your sign says then, just for the heck of it. Come on, it will be fun!

Patricia Donohue
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s great to see so many Right-wingers who now grasp the right of women to control their own bodies!

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
5 months ago

hard to believe that someone carrying that sign would support Trump considering he's anti-abortion as are almost all right wing nut jobs.

Gina Cook
Community Member
5 months ago

HAWT but stupid...sad

Lennard de Jong
Community Member
5 months ago

You will die.

Joe Berger
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5 months ago

M Shadows is that you?

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5 months ago

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Michelle C
Community Member
5 months ago

Well actually it isn't manadatory in the States to wear a mask, especially if you stay home...so your body rights haven't been violated missy.

Pearl_TheRapperLOL
Community Member
5 months ago

Okay that snarky missy part really made you sound like a jerk.

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Hilary Benoit
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5 months ago

There seem to be a lot of 20-25 yr olds in these crowds.. 🤦‍♀️

Elizabeth VanDyke
Community Member
5 months ago

A prome example of tRUMP mentality; they don't make'em any dumber.

James Williams
Community Member
5 months ago

Let's hope all the Trum, his family and supporters get the virus and die at home. Not infecting anyone and not using the precious healthcare res. Nobody would miss them, nobody!

James Williams
Community Member
5 months ago

Let's just hope they get the virus and die at home not infecting anyone and not using the precious healthcare resources. Stupidity should be a crime

Ken Fried
Community Member
5 months ago

I wonder if she would use the same sign for a pro-choice rally? (Minus the trump part)

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
5 months ago

Stupid people. Trump did not wear mask which He should have. Medical Dr. Fousi(? DON'T care) said right after election a virus was going to break out on Trump 2019 2020. He had been the ' big wheel medical doctor under plenty of Presidens)

Ann O'Riley
Community Member
5 months ago

Good. fewer Trump voters in November.

CV
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5 months ago

No body, no choice, no Trump...

Hilary Benoit
Community Member
5 months ago

Why must the late 90’s -2000 generation be so idiotic?

Olaf the Nation
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5 months ago

Better Dead Than Red

Joe Bloe
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5 months ago

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She's hot. I've always had a thing for dumb women.

Clare Amidei
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh yeah, try to hook up with her and get the virus! Great Idea, let me know how it goes.

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Everyone who is unhealthy or afraid to catch covid should quarantine themselves. Everyone else should have the freedom to move around freely. The more we quarantine the weaker we become against it as a population.

Anna Stark
Community Member
5 months ago

yet the 'healthy' can bring the disease to weaker people. Thats why schools are closed, not because the kids can die, but because they can bring the sickness to their parents or grandparents

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It is my body and my choice..if anything liberal women should respect this

Vlad Nicer
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5 months ago

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Lockdown destroying constitutional rights and the economy and will cause 20 times more poverty sickness death family breakdown destruction suicide and violence than the virus. Exactly what the evil media and their bankster globalist owners want.

K.
Community Member
5 months ago

You expect us to sacrifice ourselves to the economy? What happens when we run out of funding to cover cost of care related to covid-19? For minimum wage, you expect people to go back tow or and incur a five digit hospital bill? If everybody controlled themselves and didnwhat they’re supposed to, the quarantine wouldn’t have gone longer than it has. If everybody learned proper hygiene and had access to universal healthcare, they wouldn’t be rolling the dice with each other’s health. It is the greed of selfish people that has been causing the breakdown and destruction in humanity and society.

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Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

But the vaccine won't be ready for at least a year... so how is that a current 'campaign' against anti-vaxxers? When COVID-19 kills someone this ignorant woman actually cares about, I think she'll sing a different tune.

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Mark
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5 months ago

Well seeing as there are so many idiots already there get one of them to do it, must be somewhere there who can cut a morons hair!

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Hans
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5 months ago

Stupidity is the real virus.

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Erin
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5 months ago

This is valid and also a sign my dog would hold.

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Matthew Smith
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5 months ago

learn to spell.

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Hans
Community Member
5 months ago

Concentration camps? Get history straight. If you freak out now, how would you react if REALLY bad times come back? Tens of millions died in World War 2!

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sabocat
Community Member
5 months ago

This is Exactly what's wrong in so many discourses! The data is out there, you just have to look it up. In the time that it took to make that sign, she could have looked up the data. This happens so much, think of anti global warming protesters or people saying there's no gender pay gap. The data is there folks, but we don't feel like catering to your laziness, look it up yourselves.

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

But the off button on your respirator should be... (I feel bad for the doctors who will have to treat dumb*asses like this guy who they will feel obligated to treat under their swearing of the Hippocratic Oath).

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Matthew Smith
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5 months ago

that doesn't make any sense at all.

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sabocat
Community Member
5 months ago

How about dangerous tyranny?

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Dutch VanZandt
Community Member
5 months ago

True communism is about working together for the greater good. You, however, are free to die... I just wish you wouldn't take others with you and tax the health care system.

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Mark
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5 months ago

Yeah, they all want to open gun shops!

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