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Not the usual type of "dumb headlines," but I think it still qualifies:

"Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID"

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... -due-to-co

That wasn't at all what the Court said. Nowhere close. Short version - the Court temporarily barred a specific NY restriction, based at least mostly on the fact that it was overly strict and that it was not consistent with restrictions on various secular entities. The Court did not say attendance could not be limited at all.

Now sure, some of the justices may very well think no limitations whatsoever should be allowed, but that's not what this ruling says.

I'm disappointed in NPR. That's something I'd expect out of Faux.

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O Really wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Not the usual type of "dumb headlines," but I think it still qualifies:

"Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID"

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... -due-to-co

That wasn't at all what the Court said. Nowhere close. Short version - the Court temporarily barred a specific NY restriction, based at least mostly on the fact that it was overly strict and that it was not consistent with restrictions on various secular entities. The Court did not say attendance could not be limited at all.

Now sure, some of the justices may very well think no limitations whatsoever should be allowed, but that's not what this ruling says.

I'm disappointed in NPR. That's something I'd expect out of Faux.
I saw that reading an article, but all of the headlines and TV shorts I've seen have cast it as a "freedom of religion" stance by the cons minus Roberts. I'm not even sure whose agenda is being served.
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Vrede too wrote:
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I saw that reading an article, but all of the headlines and TV shorts I've seen have cast it as a "freedom of religion" stance by the cons minus Roberts. I'm not even sure whose agenda is being served.
Yeah, I think if you're going to argue that churches are no different from any other "gathering" in regard to covid spread, you have to also consider it no worse. The mistake (by NY) here is to cut the number allowed in church lower than that allowed in a store. Sure, you could say that the normal activities in the church are more risky (closer sitting longer, singing, maybe greeting, hugging, yada), but you still have to be consistent or you open up the argument "oh, so it's dangerous to pray but not to (whatever)." On that particular narrow ruling on those specific circumstances, I think I agree with the right-wingers, even if not for their same reasons.

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Not sure if this is a dumb headline, but it sure is weird.....dead minks rise from their mass graves....and it's nowhere near Easter.
https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/coronavi ... 47725.html

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1/20/21 - the end of an error

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They'll freeze their ass off.

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"MAGA Rioter Didn’t Die After Tasing Himself In The Balls, Says Snopes"

Not much about this one is right. Yes, the MAGA rioter did indeed die. But no, he didn't Tase himself in the balls.

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That's so disappointing
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It's really too sad to make a joke about, but somebody really needs a new proofreader:

"More than 400,000 in the US have died from Covid on Trump's last full day in office"

If you click to the article, they do a more accurate job:
"US surpasses 400,000 deaths from Covid-19"

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O Really wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:33 pm
It's really too sad to make a joke about, but somebody really needs a new proofreader:

"More than 400,000 in the US have died from Covid on Trump's last full day in office"

If you click to the article, they do a more accurate job:
"US surpasses 400,000 deaths from Covid-19"
Well, I think what they meant to say, was:

"More than 400,000 in the US have died from Covid BY Trump's last full day in office"
Get over yourself, M'kay?

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There's nothing wrong with this headline:

Sturgeon refuses to say if she would quit if it is found she lied over Salmond

However, it still sounds like an oceanic soap opera.
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Vrede too wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:28 pm
There's nothing wrong with this headline:

Sturgeon refuses to say if she would quit if it is found she lied over Salmond

However, it still sounds like an oceanic soap opera.
Yeah, and but for the grace of cod, we'd all be bent over a Salmond and taken from behind by a brutal Sturgeon who refuses to quit. :shock:

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