All things Tim Walz. Is he doing a good job?

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Who's saying they can't play baseball?
Walz, unless of course you limit it to 5 players for each team. According to Walz there's magic happening, where if you have groups of 10 or less people no one will get COVID, jump to 11 and you're in trouble. But he talks really good, so it must be true.
 

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Walz, unless of course you limit it to 5 players for each team. According to Walz there's magic happening, where if you have groups of 10 or less people no one will get COVID, jump to 11 and you're in trouble. But he talks really good, so it must be true.
Games aren't permitted "yet." They can start practice. I'm sure games will be allowed soon. They're ahead of MLB on that front.
 

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Ten person limit in a church..Walz must be too stupid to realize churches vary in size not all are under 750 square feet....
 

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Is it really that hard to understand that a game means two full teams (and coaches) on the same field??

That’s like, twice, as many as one team! (practice)
 

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Practice is obviously safer than games.
Obviously, it's all part of Walz's magic potion. Just like church services where if you have more than 10 people it's not safe, but it's fine to pack as many people as you want into Target or Wal-Mart stores. Under Walz's magic he's determined those stores are COVID free.
 

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Is it really that hard to understand that a game means two full teams (and coaches) on the same field??

That’s like, twice, as many as one team! (practice)
Really, Walz changed the rules, so now every player on a team is on the field playing in games? I missed that announcement from him. It's really going to change Gopher football, having 85 players from each team on the field at the same time. 170 players, it's going to really make it hard to keep track of everything. I'll miss the days when only 22 players were on the field at once, but Walz talks really good, so it must be a really good plan.
 
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I gotta admit, it's fun watching the libs get more absurd with their posts trying to defend Walz. Meanwhile, #RecallWalz is trending on Twitter.
 

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Is it really that hard to understand that a game means two full teams (and coaches) on the same field??

That’s like, twice, as many as one team! (practice)
How many kids on a baseball team?
 

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You are not thinking this through ATS. Florida has 98 deaths per million. Minnesota has 139 deaths per million. 40% more. Whoops.

Florida has tested 3.5% of their population. Minnesota has tested 2.9% of its population.

10.5 % of Minnesotans who have been tested have been positive. 6.1% of Floridians tested have been positive. Florida is coming out of it. Minnesota is still peaking.

Any further questions about who did a better job? I would hope not.
Florida also fired a data official who wouldn't manipulate their covid numbers to DeSantis's liking.

So even their fake numbers are barely better than Minnesota's. Guess you didn't really think that one through.
 

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Is it really that hard to understand that a game means two full teams (and coaches) on the same field??

That’s like, twice, as many as one team! (practice)
I'd say that families watching the games would be an issue as well. And once games get going....they are usually back-to-back-to-back. So exchanging of dugouts....families and players filtering in and filtering out. Some of these are played at complexes with three to four fields going at once. Yeah....you can get a lot of people in one place at one time with youth baseball.

Practice on the other hand can take place anywhere. Any local field works, which means contact with others is not a given.
 

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How many kids on a baseball team?
Little league, 12? 15? You tell me, I don’t recall.

It’ll all be back, soon enough, this summer. What does it matter if it starts June 1st or July 1st?? Isn’t that worth saving a couple lives? Sheesh
 

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Little league, 12? 15? You tell me, I don’t recall.

It’ll all be back, soon enough, this summer. What does it matter if it starts June 1st or July 1st?? Isn’t that worth saving a couple lives? Sheesh
You think a kid would die? Seriously?

Wouldn't July 1 to August 1 save another couple lives?

And then August 1 to September 1 would save another couple lives.

Let's just never play ball.
 

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Walz is showing his bias in how he opens up the State. In Eveleth the city council just voted to not enforce Walz order, telling bars and restaurants they won't be hindered if they open up. The Catholic Archdiocese is going to open up the Basilica and Cathedral and told parishoners they are welcome to attend church. Lawsuits have been filed stating that Walz is breaking both the US Constitution and Minnesota Constitution.
Ironically, the left is all about equity, yet the inequity Walz is displaying is irrelevant to the left who want government to do everything for them.
 

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Walz is showing his bias in how he opens up the State. In Eveleth the city council just voted to not enforce Walz order, telling bars and restaurants they won't be hindered if they open up. The Catholic Archdiocese is going to open up the Basilica and Cathedral and told parishoners they are welcome to attend church. Lawsuits have been filed stating that Walz is breaking both the US Constitution and Minnesota Constitution.
Ironically, the left is all about equity, yet the inequity Walz is displaying is irrelevant to the left who want government to do everything for them.
Very well said. Walz is all over the place.
 

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Little league, 12? 15? You tell me, I don’t recall.

It’ll all be back, soon enough, this summer. What does it matter if it starts June 1st or July 1st?? Isn’t that worth saving a couple lives? Sheesh
We don’t know if it will be July 1. It might be never.

School, such as it is now, is soon to be out. The camps have all thrown in the towel either for the summer, or until July 5. They just could not deal with the uncertainty.

The 10 or fewer restriction is still on, by the way. Even a baseball team will have to divide in half to practice.

What are all these kids going to do all day and night? Whose lives are we losing if they have something to do?

Gonna be a heck of a summer, with jobless teens running around, and younger kids watching TV for endless hours because we can’t figure out how to help nursing homes.
 

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Walz, unless of course you limit it to 5 players for each team. According to Walz there's magic happening, where if you have groups of 10 or less people no one will get COVID, jump to 11 and you're in trouble.
Sound logic. You should have a job determining maximum capacities for stadiums, restaurants and music venues. You seem to really have a great handle on how that's done.
 

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Ironically, the left is all about equity, yet the inequity Walz is displaying is irrelevant to the left who want government to do everything for them.
I love your choice of that word. Pelosi keeps trying to stuff items into COVID bills to support the elite 1% that control the Dem party. Millions for remodeling the JFK Performing Arts Center, or this last one where she insisted on huge tax cuts for her billionaire friends, and also ensuring there are plenty of low wage workers for their factories and warehouses. Yes, the elite left of Soros and Bezos is indeed all about "equity" these days. Well done Menno :clap:
 

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They better not sing songs. Apparently masks work fine if you're talking, but if you start singing, then Walz says it's game over, everyone's going to get COVID. Wonder how Walz thinks masks will work for people eating in restaurants? Oh well, he of course knows what best for everyone. As long as everyone follows his orders, we'll all be fine.
 

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Obviously, it's all part of Walz's magic potion. Just like church services where if you have more than 10 people it's not safe, but it's fine to pack as many people as you want into Target or Wal-Mart stores. Under Walz's magic he's determined those stores are COVID free.
Evidence suggests that duration of exposure is a bigger issue. Sitting next to someone in Church for an hour is more likely to spread the virus than standing next the them in Walmart of 10 seconds. See the choir where one guy infected like 30. Same with sitting in a restaurant. But feel free to stay outraged.
 

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ok to have a hair stylist breathing down your neck for a half an hour...but siting six feet away from someone at church is a killer...what an idiot
 

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Florida on March 11: Florida cracks down on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to protect elderly from COVID-19

Minnesota on May 10: Hey, let's get a battle plan for nursing homes.
 

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Really, my disappointment comes from the arbitrary nature of this round of rules. Every number seems to be chosen randomly, as opposed to looking at the number it would take to allow that function.

You can go to a restaurant, but not everyday, and not most of them.

Youth sports are allowed, but no games, and with rosters that don’t match the sport.

You can go camping, but not in a campground.

You can go to a barber, but it has to operate like a salon, which isn’t a barber.

None of these new permissions really permit what thy purport to.

Nothing has changed.
 
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Walz is dammed no matter what he does, but that's why he gets the big bucks. I'm satisfied that he's trying to do the right things for the right reasons. That said, many of the criticisms here are fair to an extent.

The bigger picture is that, when you look at where we are in the outbreak and on the curve, it's not an ideal time to be taking these steps. It's obviously an attempt to balance public health with societal and economic factors, which reasonable people have been saying all along that we need to do. Everyone's going to have a different idea of what the right balance is, and people with a built-in political ax to grind with Walz are going to be hyper critical no matter what.
 
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