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There’s no such thing as a government-issued ‘face mask exempt card’ — it’s all a fraud

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Those who don’t want to wear a mask are now coming up with fraudulent ID cards that claim they are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act because they don’t want to wear a mask.

There is no regulation or rule exempting people from wearing masks under the ADA law.

“I am exempt from any ordinance requiring face mask usage in public,” the card says at the top.

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“Wearing a face mask possesses a mental and/or physical risk to me. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I am not required to disclose my condition to you,” it continues.

It then has a Justice Department seal on it and in the lower-left corner claims to be part of the Freedom To Breathe Agency. While their website isn’t a .gov address, nor do they claim to be a government agency, it’s clear the goal was to appear to be an official entity. It is not. However, the card claims that it will report any violators to the non-government agency as a threat.

“If found in violation of the ADA you could face steep penalties. Organizations and businesses can be fined up to $75,000 for your first violation and $150,000 for any subsequent violations,” the card also claims. It’s true, but not wearing a mask doesn’t fall under the ADA. Stupidity is also not covered under the ADA.

“We are a movement of proud American citizens who are dedicated to protecting their freedom and liberty,” the site says. They aren’t selling the card at the site, only hats and coffee mugs. Their Facebook group falsely claims “Wearing a mask is an unhealthy obstruction of oxygen flow that can lead to hypoxemia and hypoxia, can permanently damage the brain, lungs, heart and about any organ. We must protect our birth right (sic) to breathe. This is NOT negotiable. FTBA is an agency designed to stop face mask orders from spreading nationwide and globally.”

The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is already warning residents in their county that cards claiming to exempt the holder from California’s face covering ordinance are fraudulent and not endorsed by the state, local, or U.S. government, said the New Times.

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“These postings were not issued by the department and are not endorsed by the department,” a press release explained. “The department urges the public not to rely on the information contained in these postings and to visit ada.gov for ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] information issued by the Department.”

You can see a copy of the card below:

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Stephen Colbert hilariously mocks Oklahoma governor ‘Stitt for brains’ for catching COVID-19 after ignoring masks

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) revealed Wednesday that he is positive for the coronavirus. It could have been the exposure he incurred at the Trump rally. Or it could have been all of those times he went out without a mask saying he was "social distancing." Either way, it was something "A Late Show" host Stephen Colbert found to be a hilarious example of schadenfreude.

"All the people in charge who told us the pandemic wasn't a big deal are looking big dumb right now like Oklahoma governor and chunky Dracula Kevin Stitt, cuz remember Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma full of unmasked open mouth screamers," said Colbert. "Lots of people called it a terrible idea, said it should be canceled. Not Governor Stitt."

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The problem isn’t the campaign manager — it’s Trump: Republican analyst

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Switching up the campaign manager four months before the election when the latest poll shows you 12 points down has nothing to do with the campaign's leadership, Republican analyst Amanda Carpenter explained on CNN Wednesday.

"The problem isn't that Donald Trump has a bad campaigner," said Carpenter in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. "They're raising tons of money. They have a boatload of surrogates. The problem is that he has a bad presidency. And no one -- no one, no spin master, not Kellyanne Conway, not Brad Parscale can spin the most important number of this election, and that's -- at present, 137,000 dead and rising. And so what we need to see if Donald Trump wants to turn this around is to turn around his white house. And I have four words of advice: More Fauci, less Kayleigh."

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Here’s what you need to know about Bill Stepien — the man who just took over Trump’s fledgling campaign

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President Donald Trump announced that his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, is being shoved out of his role given the failures the campaign has suffered over the past seven months.

In his place, for now, at least, will be Bill Stepien.

If that name sounds familiar, it may be because Stepien was part of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal, where, as punishment to Mayor Mark Sokolich, two of three toll lanes were closed during a Monday morning rush hour and weren't reopened until Friday.

The court case quoted Bill Stepien's name over 700 times, including an email in which he claimed, "It will be a tough November for this little Serbian." The mayor was born in Fort Lee, and his lineage isn't Serbian, it's actually Croatian.

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