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Governor Kemp hopeful Georgia football 'back to normal' with full stadiums, tailgating

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edited April 2021 in Article commenting
imageGovernor Kemp hopeful Georgia football 'back to normal' with full stadiums, tailgating

Georgia football fans had a tough fight to obtain tickets to the annual G-Day Game spring scrimmage,  which took place in front of a limited and socially-distanced crowd Saturday afternoon. However, Georgia governor Brian Kemp believes those restrictions could be a thing of the past the next time UGA fans get

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  • ftworthdawgftworthdawg Posts: 682 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Brandon - I really wish you'd just gotten a staffer from his office instead of him. I skipped through the interview because I don't want to hear his voice.

  • SmokeOnTheWaterSmokeOnTheWater Posts: 66 ✭✭ Sophomore

    HAHAHA. As long as Kemp and the other moronic GOP leaders in the state continue business as usual, Georgia will remain at the bottom of all states for vaccination rate and make a full stadium nothing more than an incubator. Morons. They are ultimately screwing all of us over.

  • WCHWCH Posts: 325 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Kemp has done a poor job of getting the population of Georgia vaccinated. We're behind and it's his fault. It would appear that by the end of the summer, even he could have most of our citizens vaccinated so that we can take these damned masks off and get our freedom restored.

  • khummelkhummel Posts: 452 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Just a week or so ago, the statewide covid "positivity rate" was around 12%, and more recently has dropped to around 9%. Until/unless that number gets to and stays below 5%, it's completely irresponsible to even think about filling Stanford Stadium and the parking lots. Go Dawgs!

  • kirkhilleskirkhilles Posts: 978 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I don't particularly want to talk about politics or state of Georgia's BS, but now that everyone is allowed to get the vaccine in the state of Georgia I think rules should start being firm and clear.

    To me, it's simple. Starting in about a month or so, your vaccine card should be checked at the entrance of all major events (sporting events, amusement parks, etc) and if you're fully vaccinated you should be allowed full, unrestricted, non-socially-distanced access. Want to get those people who are refusing to get the vaccine to get it? Tell them they aren't welcome at events.

    I haven't kept up with the student population, but hopefully most of them are vaccinated now.

  • YankeeDawgLuvaYankeeDawgLuva Posts: 56 ✭✭✭ Junior

    WCH, please don't take what I'm about to say personally. Just want to put my thoughts out there and this is based on, not just your comment, but also similar comments on other Dawg blogs/message boards.

    It is laughable to the point of sadness that folks blame Kemp (or any GOP governor) for low vaccination rates. Why, you ask? Because they all did exactly what they thought the former President wanted. Actually, I'll be more direct. They did exactly what the former President wanted.. No thought needed. President Trump was recorded saying that he knew how potent the virus was EARLY in the spread. President Trump doubled down on these statements by saying he didn't want Americans scared, cause a panic, etc. Basically, he didn't want to play the fear mongering game that politicians on both sides of the aisle (yes I'm talking about Dems/Libs and their race baiting, no one is exempt from this independent voter's wrath). Let's also not forget that President Trump declined getting vaccinated publicly with every other living President of our great nation, which has sewn a lot of doubt of the vaccination process within his base.

    Take a look at the numbers (https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/states-ranked-by-percentage-of-covid-19-vaccines-administered.html). Including DC, is it any wonder why the bottom 19 of 21 states on this list either voted for Trump and/or are lead by GOP Governors? This isn't on Kemp (entirely).. The majority of the blame falls on the last occupant of the White House.

    I agree with many here that trying to have capacity crowds in places where folks simply aren't getting vaccinated is a powder keg looking for a match. It's irresponsible and ignorant of fact. It's just insane to me that using fear to get people vaccinated and wear masks, etc is something that the former President didn't want to do.. God forbid using fear to actually save lives (kinda funny because I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior partially based on the fear that I would burn for eternity, I digress)... I guess some in the far-right only use fear to keep minorities out of their neighborhoods (https://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/495955920/donald-trump-plagued-by-decades-old-housing-discrimination-case and more recently https://www.npr.org/2020/07/22/893899254/down-in-the-polls-trump-pitches-fear-they-want-to-destroy-our-suburbs).. Please note I said "far-right" as I will never consider Trump, Marjorie Green, etc as true conservatives. That would be a slap in the face of John McCain and George HW Bush.. REAL conservative heroes!!

    Ultimately, I want EVERY American to get vaccinated asap!! It's the only way we can get back to normal. Encourage everyone you know to get the shots asap!! Just a tip, once you register, the government will send you a registration email. The number found on that email is a national call line. My wife and I live in NJ and, from looking online, it seemed as if we would be waiting a while for our names to be called. From some friends' advice, my wife called the number found in the email. She spoke with the gentlemen to verify where we were registered and if we were eligible to get vaccinated. He was able to get us appointments a couple of counties away since our county was completely booked. Bottom line, call the number if you can't find anything online, they will get you set up to get the shot!!

    God Bless my home state of Georgia

    God Bless our nation

    Go Dawgs!

    Red and Black til Death

  • khummelkhummel Posts: 452 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    A concern: recent focus groups of anti-vacciners indicated that many will gladly seek out and use fake cards to go to games, theater, cruises, planes, etc. Sad state of affairs, to be sure.

  • Dawgbreath40Dawgbreath40 Posts: 54 ✭ Freshman
    edited April 2021

    Great job, Governor!

    And what a great message he is sending!

    Now just send the message to DN’s @BillKing so he can stop with the promoting wearing masks theatre cloaked as Dawg fans returning to “normal”.

    I am vaccinated, and as Senator and Doctor Rand and the CDC has made clear, I do not need to wear a mask.

    Oh, and great job with SB 202 as well!!!


    Go Dawgs!!!

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