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  1. Texsox

    2020 Golf/PGA TOUR thread

    So it's blowing 30 mph from the north and the temp drops 30 degrees in two hours. I'm with my varsity on Mondays and in our group chat a couple players ask if we're practicing today. I was just thinking this is insane the wind will be dead on into us on the range and I should cancel but since they asked . . . Of course we're going to practice! Oh gawd I've become such a fair weather player since moving to Texas lol. So we're working on little knock down shots trying to control the trajectory. I had an 8 iron with me. I got challenged to hit a 110 yard shot to a spot on the range. I haven't really played since December. Boom! A little 3/4 shot, dead solid center of the club face perfect contact. I could not have hit it any better. Landed 30 yards short of the target lol. That wind was ferocious.
  2. Texsox

    2020 Catch-All

    Is that earth sweat on the moon?
  3. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm sorry, I should have edited mine after reading yours. I do agree there are idiots out there so I didn't necessarily disagree with your earlier post.
  4. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Yes, I was avoiding a pejorative label but it goes beyond that. No doubt some of his supporters are idiots but so are some that are Ridin' with Biden. (For clarification I've voted Dem my entire life.) I don't appreciate being lumped into some left leaning groups and I know some right wingers don't like being labeled with the idiots. There is a poster here who supported conservative candidates. In the middle of an epic Filibuster argument I realized we didn't disagree on the end result for America. We disagreed on how to get there. He didn't want people starving, going without medical care etc.. He just supported a different path to that goal. I suspect as a society, liberals and conservatives aren't as far apart in the goal as we are in the how to get there. I chose to live in an area that is largely liberal in a state that is mostly conservative. I know some hard core conservatives that are holding their noses and voting for Trump. They aren't idiots. They don't like Trump's antics or example but policy wise they can't support Biden.
  5. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm trying to be apolitical here and look beyond the politics at other roles that our presidents take. I've often believed that POTUS serves as a cheerleader. Looking at my lifetime after Nixon resigned, Ford stumbled, Carter was held hostage by extremists, Reagan literally rode in on a horse and gave America its swagger back. Then after the elderly Reagan and equally elderly Bush left Clinton entered the picture blowing a saxophone and blaring Fleetwood Mac. Again America felt alive. While not my cup of tea I see that Trump has invigorated some Americans and they are digging the vibe and want to believe. I think most posters here agree it's a dangerous path he's taking people on. Comments our presidents make (any of them) I believe are more impactful than any budget or legislation they try to pass. This election isn't about immigration or health insurance, it's become Covid and Twitter.
  6. Texsox

    2020 Celebrity Death Thread

    Sad but true.
  7. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    Open doors but not windows. I have my 30 desks arranged into 10 pods. They get sprayed after anyone sits there and left to dry. There's a one hour minimum between kids sitting at the same desk,but more likely three hours. Not enough on its own but it allows me to let the disinfectant air dry. I'm wearing a mask and there is a small plexiglass divider but it really doesn't do anything. I'm also fortunate to teach seniors who are least likely to be coming on campus. My biggest risk is coaching. All the golf facilities are running at full capacity and we are mixed with the public. And paperwork. We're continuously contact tracing. I can report exactly where everyone has sat in every class this year. I can tell you who followed who at a certain location on the range. Which players played together in practice rounds or tournament. I know who I've been in close contact with day by day. Bloody pain in the arse. I've met virtually with two coaches who have had players test positive and don't want the experience. The records that the health officials and our district want is a full time job.
  8. My school's team in ranked #1 in the San Antonio area. It's amazing how the players embrace the culture and work hard in the classroom.
  9. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    And few tourists or outside contact. When I was out that way a couple months ago I stopped in a gas station and put on a mask and fresh gloves to go inside. The clerk thanked me and mentioned how she felt bad but she wasn't as neighborly to strangers as she normally would have been. But I noticed her spraying and wiping as I was leaving. We had 450 students sign up for in person classes but less than 200 are actually coming on campus. Our total enrollment is 3,200. I have one or two in each class each day and basically have to ignore them in person and work with them on line. Anecdotally it seems more students that selected virtual classes are testing positive than in person. We believe it's because many of those kids are working in fast food and retail operations. The district is requesting all teachers report to campus which is causing some stress. Currently about 120 of our 140 teachers are on campus.
  10. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    My wife has the same issue. She teaches at a private school with nearly all the kids in attendance. They don't understand why they can play and travel together on the weekends without masks but have to distance at school. There are still areas in Texas with zero cases that don't follow any restrictions. Wide open ranch lands just don't seem to be good shark habitat.
  11. Texsox

    Pandemic Cooking

    I'm doing a lot of smoking with a Weber Smokey Mountain. I'm also picking up a Blackstone Griddle as part of an outdoor kitchen build.
  12. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I'm pleasantly surprised that at my school of over 3,200 students we've had no teachers (actually any adults) infected so far and only two students since we resumed. I believe part of the reason it's we're using city wide metrics to guide how we reopen. Our area was never hard hit but we're using worst case data. I'm going to be interested in the longitudinal data on the affect of one less than ideal year of education on children's development. My hunch is we'll see a wider gap than usual between economic groups. Children of parents who are better educated and have a higher economic situation will not fall as behind as economic at risk children. Also children with learning struggles will fall behind as no in person remediation is available. My district is prioritizing getting those kids back on campus as quickly as possible but we're far from achieving 100% of those children on campus.
  13. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I am a golf coach. I quit then I don't have health insurance and I die. So basically fuck off.
  14. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    I believe we need to follow the rules. You think a magic policy will work. I will. I have cancer and heart disease. Fuck these people that won't follow the rules like responsible adults.
  15. Texsox

    COVID-19/Coronavirus thread

    My only point is people have to follow the rules. The original point was IF IF IF we're going to open at 25% capacity then people have to be responsible or forced into responsibility. Close bars that won't enforce 25%. Arrest people. Do whatever. Balta I believe wants to wait until they can operate at 100% or don't open at all.
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