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On Today's episode of "Please for the Love of God Send Help to Florida", I present to you this meme

On Today's episode of "Please for the Love of God Send Help to Florida", I present to you this meme

snowshoeBBQ

Does Ivermectin really come packaged like that?


Im_inappropriate

Yup, that's an actual screenshot of one of the brands. ​ [https://www.durvet.com/blog/product-spotlight-durvet-ivermectin-paste-1-87/](https://www.durvet.com/blog/product-spotlight-durvet-ivermectin-paste-1-87/)


snowshoeBBQ

Wow, apple flavored paste. I honestly thought the "eating horse paste" was an exaggeration, but wow. Here we are.


DigBickJohnson617

Look what just virtually wiped out the virus in India’s most populous state…[ivermectin wipes out Covid in Uttar Predesh](https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/indias-ivermectin-blackout---part-v-the-secret-revealed/article_9a37d9a8-1fb2-11ec-a94b-47343582647b.html)


emjay2013

The horse one yes. The human one no. People eat the horse paste because they can’t get a prescription for the human one lmao.


[deleted]

Not sure that's what I found on google lol


freedom_costs_tax

It absolutely is. I used that exact one for my actual horse


DigBickJohnson617

Thoughts?[Ivermectin wipes out Covid in Uttar Predesh ](https://www.thedesertreview.com/opinion/columnists/indias-ivermectin-blackout---part-v-the-secret-revealed/article_9a37d9a8-1fb2-11ec-a94b-47343582647b.html)


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[deleted]

Moved here in July for the weather! Can't say I disagree :/


howmuchforagram

Florida has shown they don't want our help. Unless it's that sweet sweet federal emergency money


You_Dont_Party

Florida isn’t a monolith, it’s a fairly purple state which the GOP has an disproportionate hold over. If so many northern retirees would stop moving here, our elections would likely look quite different.


NavyJack

It’s heavily gerrymandered at every level. That’s the reason the government is so red, but the state mostly isn’t.


You_Dont_Party

Texas too. It’s by design.


myco_journeyman

YOU MEAN, REPUBLICANS ACTIVELY TAMPER WITH THE EXISTING DEMOCRACY TO GET AN EDGE OVER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!? Color me shocked. ​ It's almost... unamerican. OH, NO WONDER WHY THEY HATE THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT, BECAUSE IT'S THE RESULT OF ACTUAL AMERICAN VALUES, NOT KWISTIAN ONES UWU


FreePaleontologist99

I'm no centrist, but both parties do. They have to now, and so they're both stuck redrawing and redrawing again, and they're both responsible for the out of control Frankenstein it has become. Idc who started it, I just want them to stop or start over and have some kind of strict guidelines they need to adhere to.


Wayte13

"Both parties do" is just a line to avoid the discussion of which party relies entirely on it, and which party is just hedging their bets in a broken game. We cannot just changr the subject every single time the GOP is criticized


Apprehensive-Fuel195

Eldridge Gerry started it. That’s why it's calked “gerrymandering”


Apprehensive-Fuel195

Downvoted for giving the factual origin of the word “gerrymander”? This historical factoid actually triggered someone? 🤣🤣 Precious!


OverlyLenientJudge

Take your downvotes like a goddamn adult, you snowflake.


Apprehensive-Fuel195

Everybody takes their downvotes, dingus. I just think it’s funny how triggered ppl get over stuff like history facts, which seem pretty easy to objectively verify. I get why ppl downvote opinions, but facts are facts. Downvoting facts you don’t like is just Qultish.


dadalwayssaid

Not sure why you are being downvoted, but the two parties in charge are 100% at fault. Just look at how the left treats Bernie and the right tries to play the libertarian role. They might play up those values to get the votes but they do not do 1/10th of what they claim. Center left and center right two sides of the same coin.


cactus_cuddle_party

Arizona recently had its first independent commission do its districting. There's hope.


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cactus_cuddle_party

That's been solved. No more bizarro wrap-around Phoenix districts.


Xrayruester

The shitty thing is my grandparents "live there" but only long enough to claim residency. They spend most of their time in Pennsylvania, but vote in Florida. They help form the politics in Florida while not even being there.


SBI992

This is why mail in voting is so popular with the Florida GOP. If you remember even Trump touted that Florida mail in voting was fine while he bitched about other states doing it. Without all these snowbird voters, Florida politics would look a lot different.


BillyFNbones710

This is true for Arizona as well, well the snowbirds effecting state politics part


GtSoloist

That's a symptom of the larger problem I think about boomers refusing to relinquish control in America to be clear. Edit: Clarity


jermysteensydikpix

> They spend most of their time in Pennsylvania, If they are doing that and claiming residence in FL for the income tax break, they could get in trouble with the 183-day rule.


joedl1

then good on FL for being so retiree-friendly in terms of taxation. other states could receive a similar influx if they were as friendly to retirees.


RowdyPants

They pay low taxes in Florida while using the infrastructure provided by higher taxes in PA. That's being a freeloader.


joedl1

ah yes, such freeloaders working within the boundaries of the system to keep more of their own earned money rather than give it up to states such as PA with foolishly unattractive tax rates.


YouAreMicroscopic

Nothing is systemic, unless the system can be used in defense of greed: the Libertarian mantra.


StrungStringBeans

>ah yes, such freeloaders working within the boundaries of the system to keep more of their own earned money rather than give it up to states such as PA with foolishly unattractive tax rates. Yep, absolute freeloaders. You described that sort well, the sort who are so entitled as to believe everyone else should pay their way so they themselves don't have to. This type usually rages against social safety nets and fail to see the irony. Here's the thing, no one actually wants to live in a libertarian hellscape. Taxes are good. That's how we build a society worth living in. You'll see that states with the highest population density also have some of the highest tax rates. There's actually a reason for that.


Wbcn_1

There’s no reaching people like joedl1. Decades of empirical economic data isn’t enough to sway their opinions because they’ve been feed lies that progressive taxation is their boogie man aka communism.


foodandart

True that.. also, love your username. Was a great station in the day.


RowdyPants

It's wrong when billionaires do it with secret tax havens, and it's wrong when thousandaires do it too.


bcdiesel1

We don't know if they are "working within the boundaries of the system" because by law they need to spend at least 183 days out of the year in FL in regards to claiming residency for tax purposes and OP said they "spend ***most*** of their time in PA". If they are spending any less than 183 days out of the year in FL then they are indeed committing fraud. They are supposed to be "spending most of their time" in FL if they want to be legal. OP said they live there "long enough to claim residency" but then said most of their year is spent in PA so that's contradictory because to be a legal resident for tax purposes they need to spend "most" of their time in FL.


Wayte13

Oh no watch out guys he said "earn" that means if you propose any system that actually works you're a bad person lmao


Chaaaaaaaarles

"Yea, why pay your fair share shen you can be a greedy fuck and let *others* pay. As long as *I* don't have to pay, who cares!"


joedl1

precisely. and since you’re so infatuated with simping for the state, i’ll also let you pay my taxes if you ask nicely😁


RowdyPants

If we all did that we'd be as shitty as Florida, and then who will you freeloaders mooch off of?


joedl1

the irony is that people with the resources to move to low-tax states in retirement purely for tax benefits probably have made more (and therefore have paid more taxes on due to the highly progressive taxation in the US) than your ilk ever will. but please, continue to cry from your keyboard and call them moochers.


pianoflames

Texas is also more purple than its reputation presents it, with massive disproportional political representation. This is the fucking [gerrymandered district I live in](https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2017/03/11/texas-35-25810048abae74e2926130ee177bb5dfd1859e54.png) Yee [voice breaks]...haw


FargusDingus

That is one of the most disgusting districts I've ever seen.


jermysteensydikpix

I think they call them "fajita strips" in Texas blogs. Then they have the ones like Rep. Crenshaw's that are even more malformed.


pianoflames

How they proposed that districting with a straight face is beyond me.


Error8

Same for NC. Just because we're gerrymandered as hell.


You_Dont_Party

Same with Texas too. The GOP’s only real policy seems to be ensuring that they have an outsized influence on the government.


Apprehensive-Fuel195

They have an outside influence on government because spineless Democrats keep appeasing them and caving in to them


You_Dont_Party

The DNC is certainly far from perfect but gerrymandering in these states is a much more systemic issue than just to simply say “BOO DEMS!”


Apprehensive-Fuel195

Oh, then maybe show me some evidence of what Democrats are doing to combat it or fight it or even work around it I looked and found fuck all.


You_Dont_Party

> Oh, then maybe show me some evidence of what Democrats are doing to combat it or fight it or even work around it [The DNC has been pushing federal legislation which would put districting into the hands of an independent body for a few years now](https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/03/whats-in-for-the-people-act-election-reform-legislation/6891622002/), so I’m not entirely sure where you’ve looked, but I don’t think you looked very much at all because this was hard to miss.


Apprehensive-Fuel195

This is the bill they can’t pass, the one that needs 60 votes. Which 10 Republicans are the DNC currently trying to engage to push this through? And what is their Plan B when none come to the table? Usually, its just to give up and be like “Welp, the Republicans said no 🤷‍♀️“ I’d love to hear about it if the Democrats actually have a Plan B for this.


You_Dont_Party

You asked for evidence that the DNC was doing a thing, I provided evidence that they are doing that thing, and now you’re claiming that’s not enough. They cannot control how the GOP votes, so holding it against them seems silly, and frankly it comes off like you’re less interested in being accurate than you are in being “right”. If you want more evidence of the DNC combating gerrymandering, take a look at every state which has already enacted independent committees to decide district lines, you’ll find that they were enacted by Democrats at the state level. You’re simply wrong here, full stop.


CineFunk

The vast majority of Floridians when surveyed always pick progressive policies then go on to vote against their very own desires.


You_Dont_Party

That’s not really true. Look at the recent Constitutional amendments we voted for like legalized marijuana and reinstating voting rights for ex-felons, the problem is the state legislature is so fucked by gerrymandering that they don’t even enact those policies when we vote them in.


Saul-Funyun

Sounds like you need to fight harder then.


Chaaaaaaaarles

mUh bOoTsTrApS


Saul-Funyun

What’s the alternative? Just keep complaining that it’s not fair?


Wbcn_1

Did you catch the news the other day that the governor of Alabama plans to use federal covid relief funds to build a prison? 🤦‍♂️


Imaginary_Cow_6379

[actually they at least don’t want our money now](https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/575620-department-of-education-florida-missed-deadline-for-23b-in-federal-aid)


WorkingConnection

Actually we haven’t taken federal aid for education via COVID grants. I don’t like it here


wheres-my-take

This is like claiming in 2016 the whole US liked Trump or something. Florida is purple


Thameus

> sweet sweet federal emergency money You mean the "high school sports supplement"?


DizzyCuntNC

The biggest prick in Florida is the one they elected governor. DeSantis needs to be bitchslapped into oblivion.


spriteking2012

The intense pride I feel as a Californian must be the equivalent of the shame self-aware Floridians feel.


DarkGamer

Bold of you to presume Florida man feels shame


its_raining_scotch

Shame makes Floridaman erect


Ron_MF_Swanson

If you think California is a sense of pride, you are also part of the problem.


DarkGamer

California is a place not a feeling. Living in the state does in fact fill many of its residents with a sense of pride, however. Especially so when compared to others by most metrics. You should definitely stay away though; it's far too terrible here for the likes of you, what with our vibrant economy, tolerance, progressive policies, incredible weather, technological and media dominance, natural beauty from almost every biome... I mean we'd welcome you and you'd probably have a better quality of life here, but I'm sure you'd hate it given what you've already convinced yourself of regarding the state.


lospantaloonz

yes, but taxes! /s


Ron_MF_Swanson

I lived there for 3 years. It has nice weather but that's about all I can say for it. San Fran is by far one of the worst cities I've been to as far as cleanliness and people. I've never met people more out of touch with reality and so fake. But I'm glad you like that stuff. Please feel free to pay more for a lesser human experience. Good luck friend


spriteking2012

This is giving very much “hating from outside the club when you can’t even get in”


InuGhost

We have a chopper inbound to your location OP. ETA is three hours. Can you hold them off that long?


GiGaBYTEme90

Gonna need to get a killstreak of 15 before we can get that chopper inbound. Stay frosty


NavyJack

15?? Last I remember it was 7


GiGaBYTEme90

Real life doesn't reflect video games


MidsouthMystic

When I was a child, I didn't want to wear sunblock, but my family held me down and put it on me while I kicked and screamed. If people want to act like I did as a child, they should get treated the same way. Stop respecting anti-vaxxers and fight the pandemic without their permission.


KingObsidianFang

Isn't this mocking the dumbasses who won't get vaccinated? Did you make this meme or did it come from a Q source?


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Yes its mocking them I made it lol


KingObsidianFang

Ah ok, I was confused.


wearing_moist_socks

Canadian here. What happened


self_loathing_ham

The only good thing about florida is that it will be submerged under the Atlantic soon.


GuyWithFamicom

My tired eye thought that horse was Jar Jar Binks


ExOblivion

Haha, 5G go brrrr.


Illustrious_You3058

Can someone explain to a european why is Florida a meme? I've seen countless examples of it. Serious question.


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The governor of Florida literally bans mask and vaccine mandates, crazy dude. Also Florida has laws that make police records the day of arrest so there's a lot of public stories that come out about the "Florida man" doing crazy stuff


Illustrious_You3058

So it's a combination of TV exposure of crimes and crazy shit + a state that would pick an anti science wacko?


[deleted]

Yup! can definitely confirm Just moved to florida