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526 comments

1
Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 10:57:32am

I’m convinced Trump is lying about having been tested because he said he would get the results back “in a couple of days.” There is no way the leader of the free world would not get his results back in under an hour.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:01:51am

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

I’m convinced Trump is lying about having been tested because he said he would get the results back “in a couple of days.” There is no way the leader of the free world would not get his results back in under an hour.

Yeah, exactly. He’d have his results probably faster than anyone else on the planet. He’s the President, FFS.

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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:02:05am

Any idea how long us Dems are going to keep this Coronavirus Hoax going? Has Soros told us yet? CBS is showing a replay of the 2016 Big Ten basketball title game.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:07:54am

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

I’m convinced Trump is lying about having been tested because he said he would get the results back “in a couple of days.” There is no way the leader of the free world would not get his results back in under an hour.

I don’t know anything about the Coronavirus test, but some tests take time, no matter who you are.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:10:15am

re: #3 b.d. (We’re on our own, Vote!)

Any idea how long us Dems are going to keep this Coronavirus Hoax going? Has Soros told us yet? CBS is showing a replay of the 2016 Big Ten basketball title game.

At the last Soros meeting we were told to keep it going until the president and Fox News whiplash from saying the virus is all a hoax to praising the president for his quick and competent handling of this national emergency.

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makeitstop  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:10:19am

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

I’m convinced Trump is lying about having been tested because he said he would get the results back “in a couple of days.” There is no way the leader of the free world would not get his results back in under an hour.

How long did the Utah Jazz have to wait?

EDIT: Donovan Mitchell’s test results hit the media two days after Rudy Gobert’s results put an end to the NBA season. But yeah, I’d imagine the president’s test would get AAAA priority.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:14:21am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:17:34am

re: #7 goddamnedfrank

Privatize everything libertarians also need not apply for talking points either.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:21:55am

Fox has pulled Trish Regan for her coronavirus impeachment monologue. m.dailykos.com

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:23:47am

re: #9 Belafon

Fox has pulled Trish Regan for her coronavirus impeachment monologue. m.dailykos.com

this actually sounds pretty strange given the wacko stuff that regularly emanates from that network including Lou Dobbs, Hannity, etc.

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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:25:11am

re: #5 Sir John Barron

At the last Soros meeting we were told to keep it going until the president and Fox News whiplash from saying the virus is all a hoax to praising the president for his quick and competent handling of this national emergency.

LOL, the plan is coming along perfectly

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:25:20am

re: #10 Sir John Barron

She’s a woman, though.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:25:38am

re: #10 Sir John Barron

this actually sounds pretty strange given the wacko stuff that regularly emanates from that network including Lou Dobbs, Hannity, etc.

Well FNC would never punish a man before a woman. It’s in the Sausage Code that Murdoch lives by.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:25:46am

re: #12 jaunte

She’s a woman, though.

smdh. I miss this every time. Of course.

half /

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:26:12am
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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:26:26am
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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:26:56am

[Can’t find this tweet right now: mobile.twitter.com ]

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:27:02am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:27:23am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:28:53am

It’s funny to think about how this is a defining moment for my generation. 9/11 was my teenagerhood, now this is my adulthood. We are living history right now, and it’s funny and depressing and amazing and ridiculous all at the same time.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:29:28am

re: #16 jaunte

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:29:34am

re: #16 jaunte

I’m gonna complain about this at the next Soros meeting: I didn’t get behind this flu hoax thing just so gun shops could sell more guns.

///

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:30:25am

Cold dead unwashed hands.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:30:44am

re: #23 jaunte

Cold dead unwashed hands.

Sterilize that gun before you pick it up, Coral!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:31:06am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:32:22am

re: #21 Belafon

That gun store is right down the street from where I used to live. Very close to the King Fahd mosque.

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BigPapa  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:32:33am

re: #24 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Sterilize that gun before you pick it up, Coral!

If any crowd can do meta, LGF can.

(LGF gang sign)

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:32:37am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:33:13am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

We’ve never seen him admit weakness or humility. No wonder why there are a lot of young people who have no idea what the hell an American president acts like.

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Skip Intro  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:35:10am

re: #25 Charles Johnson

Negative? He’s not going to say they were negative, he’s going to say they were perfect, so perfect that famous doctors from around the world were calling him saying “Sir, how is it that you are so perfect that the virus doesn’t even affect you? Please sir, please, tell us.”

That’s what he’s going to say.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:36:23am

re: #30 Skip Intro

Your Trump impression is eerily accurate.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:36:38am

re: #26 Charles Johnson

That gun store is right down the street from where I used to live. Very close to the King Fahd mosque.

And there’s another gun store right across the street from it. Because you can never have enough gun stores.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:36:57am

re: #30 Skip Intro

Negative? He’s not going to say they were negative, he’s going to say they were perfect, so perfect that famous doctors from around the world were calling him saying “Sir, how is it that you are so perfect that the virus doesn’t even affect you? Please sir, please, tell us.”

That’s what he’s going to say.

Dr. Ronny is going to say not only does he not have Corona but he’ll never get it because Trump has the health of a top athlete a 1/3 his age. And then Ben Garrison and Jon McNaughton will channel their inner Soviet propagandist.

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Skip Intro  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:39:32am

re: #31 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Your Trump impression is eerily accurate.

I could do a whole monologue and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. He’s just so obvious.

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Skip Intro  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:40:03am

re: #33 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Dr. Ronny is going to say not only does he not have Corona but he’ll never get it because Trump has the health of a top athlete a 1/3 his age. And then Ben Garrison and Jon McNaughton will channel their inner Soviet propagandist.

And Fox will talk about it for weeks.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:40:07am

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HypnoToad  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:41:15am

re: #33 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Dr. Ronny is going to say not only does he not have Corona but he’ll never get it because Trump has the health of a top athlete a 1/3 his age. And then Ben Garrison and Jon McNaughton will channel their Soviet propagandist.

I’ll never understand how people can look at Spackleface Pigasso and accept the claims of his superior genetics and perfect health.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:41:55am
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:43:19am

re: #38 Charles Johnson

The hustle never ends.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:44:41am
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:45:16am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:46:02am
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:46:11am

re: #39 Ace Rothstein

The hustle never ends.

Lilies of the field didn’t have to toil or spin, but they didn’t need private jets!

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BigPapa  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:47:57am

re: #42 Charles Johnson

Coron-a-Lago is a hot spot.

Looking at the calenders of for luxury rentals on island: the rich folk are flooding to Hawaii to ride out whatever storm is about to hit us. You would think occupancy is down: it’s actually slightly up.

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SteelPH  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:47:58am

re: #42 Charles Johnson

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:50:26am

re: #45 SteelPH

Either that or he is a “Typhoid Mary.”

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:52:54am
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:54:02am

None of this will cause a single one of them to self-reflect.

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BigPapa  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:54:18am

re: #47 goddamnedfrank

NO FUCKING COMMENT.

WE’LL DO IT LIVE. FUCK IT.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:55:15am
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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:55:18am
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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:55:36am
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:55:36am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:56:16am

I must have missed “toilet paper rationing” during my last briefing on the upcoming agenda of the Elders of Soros. Not to fear though, Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative” has it figured out.
(Again, I have to emphasize that Don is a respected and well-known public figure in Lubbock and not some kook on the median with a bullhorn.)

Facebook Post

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:56:54am

re: #16 jaunte

digby
@digby56
Are they going to shoot the coronavirus?

I hope they don’t accidentally destroy any toilet paper with stray shots.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:57:29am

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I didn’t have “Democrat tyrants who regularly speak of limiting the access of the American people to toilet paper” on my wingnut bingo card.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:57:44am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:57:55am

re: #55 stpaulbear

digby
@digby56
Are they going to shoot the coronavirus?

I hope they don’t accidentally destroy any toilet paper with stray shots.

True story: Discussing this on Facebook, one of my friends said they had a friend who accidentally dropped a brand-new roll into the toilet when removing it from the package. The panicked response was, “MY RENT MONEY!!!!”

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:58:00am
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ericblair  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:58:06am

re: #44 BigPapa

Coron-a-Lago is a hot spot.

Looking at the calenders of for luxury rentals on island: the rich folk are flooding to Hawaii to ride out whatever storm is about to hit us. You would think occupancy is down: it’s actually slighting up.

It will be interesting to know whether the rich, famous, and well-connected are getting affected at a higher rate, or they’re just the ones who can get tested in a hurry. Constantly being around a large number of people who travel A LOT and have a lot of in-person events has got to make transmission likely, especially with a “can’t happen to me” attitude. All the fancy-ass bunkers in the middle of New Zealand won’t make much of a difference if you already got the bug and thought you had more time than you did.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:58:31am

re: #46 PhillyPretzel

Either that or he is a “Typhoid Mary.”

Typhoid Donnie.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:59:19am

re: #49 BigPapa

NO FUCKING COMMENT.

WE’LL DO IT LIVE. FUCK IT.

Well do it live family guy

Better than Bill O.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:59:21am

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ericblair  Mar 14, 2020 • 11:59:36am

re: #57 Charles Johnson

Ben Carson says the President is going to recommend a national day of prayer

“Jesus Christ, get rid of these idiots.”

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:00:08pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:00:28pm

re: #59 goddamnedfrank

Blue fucking tsunami.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:00:39pm

re: #56 jaunte

I didn’t have “Democrat tyrants who regularly speak of limiting the access of the American people to toilet paper” on my wingnut bingo card.

Freepers whose grocery stores are running low on various things are blaming liberals for buying the stuff they want to buy.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:01:02pm

re: #56 jaunte

I didn’t have “Democrat tyrants who regularly speak of limiting the access of the American people to toilet paper” on my wingnut bingo card.

No one did.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:01:30pm

OT I just found an interesting recipe for making your own hand sanitizer. Lavender oil, Tea Tree oil, Vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera Gel and vodka. With the vodka and the Tea Tree oil it sounds like it would kill germs. Does anyone know if this would work?

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:02:31pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

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Hey, it worked against the plague in the middle ages, didn’t it?
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BigPapa  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:02:55pm

re: #66 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Blue fucking tsunami.

234 days folks. This mFer right here going to be doing work.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:03:15pm

re: #69 PhillyPretzel

OT I just found an interesting recipe for making your own hand sanitizer. Lavender oil, Tea Tree oil, Vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera Gel and vodka. With the vodka and the Tea Tree oil it sounds like it would kill germs. Does anyone know if this would work?

Probably not. you apparently need 60% alcohol.

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NetworkKed  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:03:39pm

re: #69 PhillyPretzel

Almost certainly would not have high enough alcohol level. And all those different sourced natural oils makes my cross-contamination sense tingle.

…it might - MIGHT - work with Everclear. Wouldn’t bet on it.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:04:06pm

re: #72 calochortus

Ahh. Well the recipe did mention high proof vodka. Everclear was mentioned.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:04:12pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Meanwhile, the republican tyrant is restricting access to TESTING.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:04:58pm

Pro-tip from someone who has worked in kitchens. Washing your hands a lot can leave them prone to contact dermatitis. Put lotion or cortisone cream on your shopping list.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:05:44pm

re: #44 BigPapa

Coron-a-Lago is a hot spot.

Looking at the calenders of for luxury rentals on island: the rich folk are flooding to Hawaii to ride out whatever storm is about to hit us. You would think occupancy is down: it’s actually slightly up.

And you can bet that a bunch of them are introducing the virus to the island.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:05:53pm

re: #76 goddamnedfrank

Thanks. :)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:05:55pm

re: #74 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. Well the recipe did mention high proof vodka. Everclear was mentioned.

I still have 96 ounces of 200 proof culinary solvent left, but I’m using that shit to make tincture.

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NetworkKed  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:06:33pm

re: #74 PhillyPretzel

Ahh. Well the recipe did mention high proof vodka.

High proof vodka is usually 100 proof, which is of course 50 percent. I’ve seen 120 on the shelf somewhere once, but you’re still diluting it. And the alcohol will start evaporating.

I suppose you could set up your own still and redistill it, but FFS at that point you’re better off scrounging for real hand sanitizer.

Edit - Use your alcohol the correct way - ingest it.

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BigPapa  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:08:15pm

re: #77 stpaulbear

And you can bet that a bunch of them are introducing the virus to the island.

Exactly. Like none of us here haven’t thought of it.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:09:02pm

Thanks for all of your responses. I was just looking at some of the stuff that is out there. So far I have close to 3 Liters of Purell and I am in no danger of running out of it in the next couple of weeks.

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NetworkKed  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:11:04pm

The WaPo map shows Alaska (and WV, but that won’t last) as the only state to not have reported cases. Those hunting lodges are pretty isolated. Better hurry while there are still open rooms.

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Semper Fi  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:11:06pm

re: #1 Ace Rothstein

I’m convinced Trump is lying about having been tested because he said he would get the results back “in a couple of days.” There is no way the leader of the free world would not get his results back in under an hour.

I think Trump would rather die than hand the reigns off to the VP.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:11:48pm

re: #72 calochortus

Probably not. you apparently need 60% alcohol.

Last I checked Costco still had tons of the 70/30 isopropol left.

I’m not going back though because my Costco became pure fucking creepsauce over this thing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:13:29pm

re: #71 BigPapa

234 days folks. This mFer right here going to be doing work.

Yep. I’m ready to end this shit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:14:46pm

So apparently the Tampa city government are playing a game of chicken with WWE over Wrestlemania (currently scheduled for April 5th).

The city government is like: “We’d prefer WWE to make the right decision and cancel it themselves” whereas WWE is like “we’re moving ahead unless the city of Tampa stops us.”

Latest report is that Tampa will pull the plug next week if WWE hasn’t by then.

Of course even in a crisis Vince McMahon would be one of the most stubborn motherfuckers around.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:15:44pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

Last I checked Costco still had tons of the 70/30 isopropol left.

I’m not going back though because my Costco is pure fucking creepsauce.

Yeah. I’ve got some 70% isopropyl and some glycerine around the house, and if I really need any actual Purell, I’m sure I can scrounge some up. Since we’re hardly going out of the house, soap and water are enough for now.

Meanwhile, I finally feel up for some getting back in shape and hiking, and it’s raining. For the first time in nearly 2 months, so that’s good, but the timing could be better.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:16:39pm

re: #88 calochortus

I wish there were some good hiking spots around here. I could use the peace.

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Semper Fi  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:20:50pm

re: #42 Charles Johnson

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Quarantined in Mar-a-lago! Maybe Trump would charge a special minimal rate.//

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:20:50pm

Quick FYI, I just discovered a new emoji “😷 “

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plansbandc  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:20:58pm
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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:20:59pm

We finally found bread. We hit Aldi at about 1pm. They had some loaves. We also got a bunch of other things that I had no input in choosing.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:21:33pm

I just went to GoJo Industries website. I got the spinning beach ball. :(

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:21:42pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:21:57pm

I just checked my linen closet and found that I have about 10 oz. of 91% Isopropyl Alchohol, but the expiration date was 11/2016. Anyone know if this may still be effective?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:22:43pm

re: #69 PhillyPretzel

OT I just found an interesting recipe for making your own hand sanitizer. Lavender oil, Tea Tree oil, Vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera Gel and vodka. With the vodka and the Tea Tree oil it sounds like it would kill germs. Does anyone know if this would work?

Vodka doesn’t have enough alcohol (needs to be at least 60%). Two parts alcohol, one part aloe vera — and the oils are optional.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:23:41pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

I have no idea. You are better off than me. I got some stuff with a exp date of 5/2014.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:23:41pm

re: #76 goddamnedfrank

Pro-tip from someone who has worked in kitchens. Washing your hands a lot can leave them prone to contact dermatitis. Put lotion or cortisone cream on your shopping list.

I have about four different lotions lying around. I rotate them.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:23:42pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:25:11pm

In 6 months I’ll buy all my TP at Friday garage sales.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:25:29pm

re: #100 Ace-o-aces

It looks like a lot of panic buying.

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BigPapa  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:25:40pm

Apocalypse truth:

The crazy will get more crazy
The loving will get more loving
The empathetic will get more empathetic
The doers will get more doing

I am a chef, and I will get more chef-y. And take care of any higher risk folk if they need provisions because I’m going to defeat that orange motherfucker if it’s the last thing I do.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:25:59pm

re: #95 Ace-o-aces

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I will help pay for the defense of any doctor that tells Charlie that he’s young and he can wait his turn.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:28:22pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

I just checked my linen closet and found that I have about 10 oz. of 91% Isopropyl Alchohol, but the expiration date was 11/2016. Anyone know if this may still be effective?

If it’s been tightly capped (and still smells like alcohol), it’s probably ok. Remember, the alcohol is backup for soap and water ONLY.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:28:26pm

Not A Coincidence.

Toilet paper is hard to get.
Trump/GOP campaign print ads are easy to find.
Do the math.

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lizardofid  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:29:04pm

re: #94 PhillyPretzel

I just went to GoJo Industries website. I got the spinning beach ball. :(

I just looked at U-line, hand-san and isopropyl “temp un-available.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:29:33pm

re: #106 Rightwingconspirator

lol. Trump wipes. rofl

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Targetpractice  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:29:34pm

re: #95 Ace-o-aces

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If Charlie thinks this is bad, wait til he finds out that a lot of his audience is hours away from a local hospital because the hand of the free market reached out and shut down a lot of rural hospitals that were “unprofitable”…

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:30:23pm

re: #79 goddamnedfrank

I still have 96 ounces of 200 proof culinary solvent left, but I’m using that shit to make tincture.

Note on the 200 proof from listening to ‘Science Friday’: whatever the alcohol used if you make hand sanitizer for yourself, it has to have a little water in it to make it effective against the virus. And over 60% alcohol.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:31:17pm

re: #72 calochortus

Probably not. you apparently need 60% alcohol.

I drank all my 60% alcohol.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:32:09pm

re: #110 jaunte

I’m suddenly imagining a reboot of the Moonshiners show as they go into the backwoods to make hand sanitizer and get it sold on amazon.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:32:28pm

re: #95 Ace-o-aces

It has nothing to do with socialized medieval and everything to do with lack of resources. The exact same thing will (most likely) happen here. The difference being people without health insurance will n be the ones dying. Again, due to lack of resources and coming in to the hospital later because they can’t pay.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:32:42pm

re: #105 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

If it’s been tightly capped (and still smells like alcohol), it’s probably ok. Remember, the alcohol is backup for soap and water ONLY.

A message from your personal chemist: Definitely still good!

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:32:53pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

I just checked my linen closet and found that I have about 10 oz. of 91% Isopropyl Alchohol, but the expiration date was 11/2016. Anyone know if this may still be effective?

It’s fine.

re: #110 jaunte

Note on the 200 proof from listening to ‘Science Friday’: whatever the alcohol used if you make hand sanitizer for yourself, it has to have a little water in it to make it effective against the virus. And over 60% alcohol.

The good news is that 200 proof will very quickly become 190 proof by pulling water straight out of the air.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:33:08pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

Use it. It evaporates but does not go bad.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:33:13pm

Science Friday says ya gotta disrupt the lipids.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:33:25pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

I just checked my linen closet and found that I have about 10 oz. of 91% Isopropyl Alchohol, but the expiration date was 11/2016. Anyone know if this may still be effective?

Completely effective.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:34:25pm

re: #111 BlueSpotinAL

I drank all my 60% alcohol.

We’re mostly ingesting the ~14% grape sourced alcohol. Fortunately we have a good supply.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:35:16pm

re: #118 Renaissance_Man

Thanks. Mine might be still good. I will look for some in the supermarket tomorrow.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:36:01pm

re: #105 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

If it’s been tightly capped (and still smells like alcohol), it’s probably ok. Remember, the alcohol is backup for soap and water ONLY.

Whoo-boy, it still smells like alcohol. I haven’t touched the stuff for 35 years.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:37:00pm

Just got out of Target at La Cienaga in Los Angeles. Three idiots in a row scream at the cashier because no toilet paper is on the shelves. Checker in tears. Almost blew my stack wanted to tell them to STFU!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:37:36pm
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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:38:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:38:06pm

re: #122 Joe Bacon 🌹

I probably would have.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:38:49pm

re: #105 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Hmm. soap and water? I have some Dr Bronner Castile Soap. A four ounce bottle. It is the baby soap. I does dry my hands out.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:39:16pm

re: #93 Belafon

We finally found bread. We hit Aldi at about 1pm. They had some loaves. We also got a bunch of other things that I had no input in choosing.

A lot of people note that bread is perishable. I have had Aldi sourdough (round, not the square crap) last for a month without molding. It is the calcium proprionate that does the trick. I love bread, eat it not so much.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:39:52pm

re: #95 Ace-o-aces

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:39:53pm

re: #126 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. soap and water? I have some Dr Bronner Castile Soap. A four ounce bottle. It is the baby soap. I does dry my hands out.

Pretty much any soap. 20 seconds washing.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:40:12pm

re: #127 BlueSpotinAL

Freeze the bread it will last longer. I freeze my rye bread.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:40:23pm

re: #127 BlueSpotinAL

A lot of people note that bread is perishable. I have had Aldi sourdough (round, not the square crap) last for a month without molding. It is the calcium proprionate that does the trick. I love bread, eat it not so much.

It generally freezes well, too.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:40:50pm

Off to brave the grocery store. Wish me luck.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:41:42pm

re: #132 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

thanks and good luck. :)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:41:56pm

Good news from the Robert-Koch-Institut in Germany is that the number of cases is still growing, but not as exponentially as before, from 3,200 cases yesterday up to 3,800 cases today.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:42:33pm

re: #132 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Off to brave the grocery store. Wish me luck.

May you have a successful trip!

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:43:30pm

re: #105 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

re: #114 BlueSpotinAL

re: #115 goddamnedfrank

re: #116 Rightwingconspirator

re: #118 Renaissance_Man

Thanks! I’ll try to find some aloe this weekend.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:43:38pm
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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:43:50pm

re: #127 BlueSpotinAL

A lot of people note that bread is perishable. I have had Aldi sourdough (round, not the square crap) last for a month without molding. It is the calcium proprionate that does the trick. I love bread, eat it not so much.

I personally only wanted bread because we were out.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:44:10pm

Here is my panic-buying story: I made a dash for the MA border yesterday morning early and got to the recreational dispensary early. I waited in my car until a couple of folks had lined up then got in line (they let in four at a time). The guy in front of me drives every couple of months two hours from mid-NH, he said. He said he works construction and there are some strains that help with arthritis and muscle aches (he takes a hit on his paycheck to take the morning off for the journey). The guy behind me, also from NH, owns his own paving company—“if they didn’t have limits I’d hoard the whole fucking store!” (to which the clerk says, “we’ve changed our policy: once you meet the limit you just go outside and get back in line, you can do it four times.” I got some edibles and concentrate because I don’t want to compromise my lungs in any way at this time. I’m glad I did. 5-10mg and I sleep pretty well, and I don’t want to travel next week or anytime in the next while.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:44:17pm

re: #134 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That is good news. Meanwhile we have a POTUS who is probably spreading the disease himself.

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:44:26pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

Last I checked Costco still had tons of the 70/30 isopropol left.

I’m not going back though because my Costco became pure fucking creepsauce over this thing.

Buy the rubbing alcohol at CVS. Bonus: the receipt can be used as a roll of toilet paper.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:44:38pm

re: #132 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Off to brave the grocery store. Wish me luck.

Carry your Shillelagh with you. It may come in handy before St. Patrick’s Day!

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:45:11pm

Just got a scared call from the wife. There is no meat or produce at the store. All gone. Shopped Ralphs in the west San Fernando Valley. Never seen this in my life.
SURREAL

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:45:23pm

re: #142 Joe Bacon 🌹

Carry your Shillelagh with you. It may come in handy before St. Patrick’s Day!

And make sure you know the cantrip.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:46:23pm

re: #137 goddamnedfrank

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In “Intro to Psych” I self-diagnosed as anal-expulsive.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:46:54pm

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Just got a scared call from the wife. There is no meat or produce at the store. All gone. Shopped Ralphs in the west San Fernando Valley. Never seen this in my life.
SURREAL

I’m not a supply chain manager, but I think the hoarding is going to slow down. She might have to check on monday.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:47:06pm

Drag them April!

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Jay C  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:47:18pm

re: #145 Barefoot Grin

In “Intro to Psych” I self-diagnosed as anal-expulsive.

No sh*t??

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BlueSpotinAL  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:48:55pm

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Just got a scared call from the wife. There is no meat or produce at the store. All gone. Shopped Ralphs in the west San Fernando Valley. Never seen this in my life.
SURREAL

I wonder if ordering for pick-up increases your chances of getting unpackaged items. I know that I will not be getting anything out of the bulk bin for a while.

Lines probably not so long in Red States - it’s all a hoax, you know. But let’s line up at the gun store just in case!

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:48:59pm

re: #139 Barefoot Grin

Wish I had a source of gummies up here in Northern Wisconsin. One of them and this lightweight has no problems.

Instead I am either playing photographer or hacking one of my older computers. Whatever works I guess…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:50:25pm

re: #146 Belafon

I’m not a supply chain manager, but I think the hoarding is going to slow down. She might have to check on monday.

I am inclined to agree. Most of us don’t have bottomless pockets.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:51:07pm

re: #148 Jay C

No sh*t??

The only A+ I got at Michigan Law was in the class called psychology and the law. I knew this topic would come up and had prepared myself with a killer 8 1/2 x 11“ photograph of myself at that stage in childhood (1948) looking down into my diaper. I attached it as an exhibit to my exam paper and voila, an A+.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:51:19pm

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

Just got a scared call from the wife. There is no meat or produce at the store. All gone. Shopped Ralphs in the west San Fernando Valley. Never seen this in my life.
SURREAL

People need to take a deep breath. Now, some people may suddenly need to stock up on some items because they are no longer eating half their meals in restaurants. (This doesn’t account for the TP fetish, but for cleaning out the bread and chicken.)
It’s really easy to get caught up in the idea that you need to stockpile when everyone else is doing it, but we’re supposed to be semi-rational creatures.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:51:43pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:52:14pm

re: #112 Rightwingconspirator

I’m suddenly imagining a reboot of the Moonshiners show as they go into the backwoods to make hand sanitizer and get it sold on amazon.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:53:36pm

re: #151 Eclectic Cyborg

I am inclined to agree. Most of us don’t have bottomless pockets.

Or that much available storage space.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:54:05pm

re: #153 calochortus

This is the approach I’ve been taking, and promoting to my Facebook friends. I picked up one package of toilet paper when the store I was at had some. I have an Amazon order in for two larger packages due to arrive next week. I told Mrs. Fish to pick up a few groceries that would keep for a while. It’s bad, but the hoarding is just pointless. Stuff will go bad in pantries and refrigerators and, yes, even freezers; you’re going to wind up having to shop again sooner rather than later. Get more than you usually do, but not more than you need.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:54:24pm

re: #155 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

LOL! Grabbing that for my FB

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:54:34pm

I’m hoping things settle down soon. I’d like to pick up a couple items (literally, a couple items) at Costco, but that doesn’t really seem like a plan right now.

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:55:02pm

The WHO has rightly said that naming viruses and viral outbreaks based on the regions the first appear, imagine the pain of all those people who live on the banks of the river Ebola in the RDC.

So, even though it might seem like poetic justice I beg everyone to not call the current outbreak in the US the “Mar-a-lago flu”.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:56:30pm

Disney is taking advantage of the situation though in a way some parents will be happy with: they have moved Frozen II up two months to release this Sunday on Disney +.

tor.com

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:56:56pm

re: #161 William Lewis

Disney is taking advantage of the situation though in a way some parents will be happy with: they have moved Frozen II up two months to release this Sunday on Disney +.

tor.com

Yeah, we found out literally an hour into it, after we rented it on the Playstation Store.

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:56:58pm

re: #20 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s funny to think about how this is a defining moment for my generation. 9/11 was my teenagerhood, now this is my adulthood. We are living history right now, and it’s funny and depressing and amazing and ridiculous all at the same time.

Yeah, we only had a global thermonuclear war to worry about.

Of course we were pretty sure all our leaders would manage it well. If by well you mean arranging the largest possible death count.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:57:38pm

re: #32 Charles Johnson

And there’s another gun store right across the street from it. Because you can never have enough gun stores.

I thought that one had closed, but I haven’t been by there in a while.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:58:42pm

Did I hear Trump just say a nice thing about California? This must be serious af.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 12:59:51pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:00:21pm

re: #160 John Hughes

The WHO has rightly said that naming viruses and viral outbreaks based on the regions the first appear, imagine the pain of all those people who live on the banks of the river Ebola in the RDC.

So, even though it might seem like poetic justice I beg everyone to not call the current outbreak in the US the “Mar-a-lago flu”.

I’m still partial to Captain Trips.

/

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:01:04pm

re: #164 Jebediah, RBG

I’ll admit the GOP is making me nervous enough to spend $200 of my next paycheck on a 9mm pistol. Freaking nutjobs out there and my son is very Asian…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:01:53pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

I don’t need to stock up on toilet paper- more than one person gave me a copy of hillbilly elegy

I really liked the first part of that book: it reminded me of my childhood in Gary, Indiana. I also recall the mass migration of Appalachians who, as the book describes, were an entirely separate ethnicity from the rest of the other WASP or other European white folks…

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:02:42pm

re: #168 William Lewis

I’ll admit the GOP is making me nervous enough to spend $200 of my next paycheck on a 9mm pistol. Freaking nutjobs out there and my son is very Asian…

I’ve had this thought too (I’m the white guy in the fam). But my wife is staunchly against it and I just spent part of that in MA.

Also, just for fun:

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:04:02pm

re: #58 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It dries out. It looks horrid but it still works. (Bachelor wisdom).

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:05:23pm

re: #15 Belafon

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Mommy look what I did

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Jay C  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:05:50pm

And just in case we were running short of MORE aggravating news from DC, I noticed this piece from Daily Kos about the Coronavirus relief bill (“Pelosi-Mnuchin”) the House just passed (363-40-1: the Nays all GOP, the sole “abstention”, unsurprisingly, Justin Amash). The Senate, however (at the direction of Leader McConnell) recessed for the weekend yesterday: so no action of any sort on til Monday.
Real sense of urgency, there….. ////

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:06:59pm

re: #69 PhillyPretzel

OT I just found an interesting recipe for making your own hand sanitizer. Lavender oil, Tea Tree oil, Vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera Gel and vodka. With the vodka and the Tea Tree oil it sounds like it would kill germs. Does anyone know if this would work?

No. Not enough alcohol. Unless you’re drinking 60-80% vodka. In which case you’re dead and don’t have to worry about coronavirus.

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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:08:19pm

re: #172 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Mommy look what I did

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Welp—he certainly did a great job spelling later.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:09:29pm

re: #175 BeachDem

Welp—he certainly did a great job spelling later.

I really cannot get over what a fucking idiot he is.

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:10:33pm

re: #82 PhillyPretzel

And, like, just use fucking soap. Alcohol based stuff is for when you’re outside with no water. At home soap is cheaper and better.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:10:39pm

re: #173 Jay C

Such as it is, I respect Amash’s consistency more than any Republican. That’s not saying much, however.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:13:08pm

re: #176 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I really cannot get over what a fucking idiot he is.

Yep and now it’s on full display for everyone to see (not that it wasn’t before, but you know…)

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:14:03pm

re: #87 Eclectic Cyborg

So apparently the Tampa city government are playing a game of chicken with WWE over Wrestlemania (currently scheduled for April 5th).

The city government is like: “We’d prefer WWE to make the right decision and cancel it themselves” whereas WWE is like “we’re moving ahead unless the city of Tampa stops us.”

Meanwhile French government says “what is wrong with you people? All non-essential public gathering places are closed from tomorrow”.

(In response to number of people visiting bars and restaurants Friday nihjt and Saturday).

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:14:22pm

re: #179 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep and now it’s on full display for everyone to see (not that it wasn’t before, but you know…)

Oh yeah. He got away with repeatedly lying about basic reality in 2016.

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lizardofid  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:14:27pm

re: #169 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I really liked the first part of that book: it reminded me of my childhood in Gary, Indiana. I also recall the mass migration of Appalachians who, as the book describes, were an entirely separate ethnicity from the rest of the other WASP or other European white folks…

Off and on from the mid 1970’s thru the early 2000’s I spent a good deal of time in Norwood OH, just outside of Cinn. It was one of the most interesting places I ever hung out in. Bars full of transplants that were there for GM, and hillbilly music.

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:16:20pm

re: #91 Ace-o-aces

Quick FYI, I just discovered a new emoji “😷 “

Dates back to 2015. The Unicode consortium should be put in charge of COVID-19 response.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:19:23pm

re: #101 Dave In Austin

In 6 months I’ll buy all my TP at Friday garage sales.

Overheard at the Rock and gravel yard:

The reason everyone is hoarding tp?
Every time someone dies of the virus, 100 other people shit their pants

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:20:34pm

re: #180 John Hughes

Meanwhile French government says “what is wrong with you people? All non-essential public gathering places are closed from tomorrow”.

(In response to number of people visiting bars and restaurants Friday nihjt and Saturday).

And we are two days away from St. Patricks day.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:24:31pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:25:22pm

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

And we are two days away from St. Patricks day.

Don’t kiss the blarney stone.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:27:31pm

re: #186 goddamnedfrank

Definitely significant but remember plenty of people under 60 who are immunocompromised or have secondary impacting conditions.

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dell*nix  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:27:46pm

re: #81 BigPapa

Masque of the Red Death.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:28:00pm

re: #149 BlueSpotinAL

I wonder if ordering for pick-up increases your chances of getting unpackaged items. I know that I will not be getting anything out of the bulk bin for a while.

Lines probably not so long in Red States - it’s all a hoax, you know. But let’s line up at the gun store just in case!

My Meijer store just suspended curbside pickup. It was the only one in 50 miles that did it.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:32:32pm

re: #185 Eclectic Cyborg

And we are two days away from St. Patricks day.

St. Paul has cancelled its parade but there are still going to be a lot of revelers gathering at the bars. They’re not going to stay home. It’s a big deal here.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:32:41pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:32:41pm

h/t Wonkette

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:33:51pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:34:48pm

re: #192 jaunte

Beautiful. ::: emotional sniff :::

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:35:40pm

re: #180 John Hughes

Meanwhile French government says “what is wrong with you people? All non-essential public gathering places are closed from tomorrow”.

(In response to number of people visiting bars and restaurants Friday nihjt and Saturday).

Some of my medical professional students have noted that once those lockdowns are over….the virus will likely be spreading again. And then there will have to be mass lockdowns, followed by mass infections, an unending cycle at least until a vaccine comes along.

Tourism here in Czech Republic is dead for the foreseeable future, and tourism contributes quite nicely to the national GDP. As one of my accounting students noted, if this continues longer than four months, the Czech Republic will be as economically devastated as though it had been in a major war.

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:35:42pm

re: #123 Charles Johnson
Ok, one error, Bolton is not “the Trump gang”.

But he is a lying useless sack of shit.

The thing about American conservatism is that it contains multiple antagonistic kinds of anti-human idiocy.

Idea for a science fiction story: American conservatism is an alien plot to destroy the human race.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:36:06pm

re: #191 stpaulbear

St. Paul has cancelled its parade but there are still going to be a lot of revelers gathering at the bars. They’re not going to stay home. It’s a big deal here.

That’s what I was referring to. No parades but bars will be open.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:36:29pm

re: #156 calochortus

Or that much available storage space.

We don’t have a lot of storage space.

We’ll be making our regular grocery run after my doctor’s appointment at the hospital in Scottsbluff (though I’m going to call Monday and see if that’s still on now).

At the moment we seem to live in a very large clear area for the virus, and we haven’t been out in days, so I don’t really know the panic-buying situation here yet.

We’ll probably buy more non-perishable groceries than we usually do (dry foods, canned goods, &c).

We still haven’t gotten into that Methuselah-size package of bathroom tissue we bought at the FE Warren AFB commissary last month (only bought it because it was on a steep discount, before March toilet-paper Madness set in).

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:37:23pm

re: #186 goddamnedfrank

Good lord, has it mutated like the 1918 H1N1 strain? Yeesh. That’d be a disaster.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:37:42pm

Heavy into pollen season here in Southeast Texas and now I’m paranoid about every cough.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:38:31pm

re: #201 jaunte

Heavy into pollen season here in Southeast Texas and now I’m paranoid about every cough.

Been thinking the same. It’s a perfect storm here as we approach spring here in Northern Va.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:38:44pm

re: #201 jaunte

So am I. That is why I am staying at home watching old movies and Tv Series.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:39:12pm

re: #201 jaunte

Heavy into pollen season here in Southeast Texas and now I’m paranoid about every cough.

Yeah, Mrs. Fish has a bit of a cough left over from some sinus/allergy/thing. I know what it is (and isn’t) but it still slightly freaks me the hell out.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:39:20pm

re: #202 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I have vivid memories of the pollen raining down like snow on a visit to Washington DC.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:40:11pm

As we were racing down the highway to get our asthmatic little daughter to an unfamiliar ER.

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TarHellion  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:42:01pm

Went to the grocery store at 7 am EDT in my little slice of Trump Country heaven in Western NC. The place looked like a war zone. Two weeks ago I had picked up some Lysol (had a coupon). Today, those shelves were bare. Got the last multi-roll of Charmin and one of the last multi-pack of Bounty Essentials (it was the week for paper products)

Mrs. TarHellion wanted some hamburger to make chili. Could not believe that ALL of the packaged hamburger meat was gone. Wound up getting the larger tube-size. At least it was on weekly special. What she doesn’t use for chili can go in the freezer for burgers soon enough.

Talked with my friend who is a cashier/manager and he said Friday was absolutely insane. He said the store on a typical Friday would do $40,000 in sales. Instead, the store did $86,000.

Guess all these fundamentalist Republicans around here now realize this isn’t a hoax.

Drove past the Walmarts and Walmart Neighborhood Markets on the way to take my dad his birthday card in a neighboring town. You would think it was peak Christmas shopping season based on how full the parking lots were.

Mrs. T also wanted to look at used cars at Carmax. At least there you can check out vehicles without a sales rep hanging all over you. Spoke with one as we left and he said foot traffic was about half of what it would be on a normal Saturday (partly sunny skies and temps in the low 60s). Restaurant parking lots at Outback, Chili’s, etc. seemed abandoned.

Our church is (thankfully) changing practices. Tomorrow’s 8 am service will have communion without the wafer or wine. And no contact with others during the passing of the peace. We usually have about 30 people for that service - with about half of those in their 70s or 80s. Doubt we have 15 attend tomorrow. Just hope some of our larger churches that have 150 or more attendees will adopt common-sense practices.

All in all, just a really surreal experience today. Like something out of a sci-fi movie. Or a Fallout video game.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:42:31pm

re: #203 PhillyPretzel

So am I. That is why I am staying at home watching old movies and Tv Series.

We’re doing that with “Dark Shadows.” Five years of a daily television programme should keep us busy for a while. (We’re up to Episode 80 or so.)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:44:12pm

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹🎃

We’re doing that with “Dark Shadows.” Five years of a daily television programme should keep us busy for a while. (We’re up to Episode 80 or so.)

Two words: Classic Who.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:45:36pm

Local Ministry of Health: Everyone chill, the supermarkets won’t be closed and there won’t be any supply shortages.

Local Populace: * Screams incoherently and storms the supermarkets anyway *

I just popped in for some milk. Big mistake.
Two couples were fighting to the brink of violence over the last pack of toilet paper.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:45:50pm

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nova: Dead Sea Scroll Detectives.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:45:51pm

re: #209 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Two words: Classic Who.

What?

/

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:46:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:46:14pm

re: #207 TarHellion

I’m expecting the church across the street to have increased turnout, not less. Normally the church swells our town population to double-size for about ninety minutes (since so many people come in from the rural area around the village).

Maybe my wife and I can sell parking concessions in our yard.

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makeitstop  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:47:32pm

re: #85 goddamnedfrank

Last I checked Costco still had tons of the 70/30 isopropol left.

I’m not going back though because my Costco became pure fucking creepsauce over this thing.

We went to BJ’s on Thursday after work. We got as far as the parking lot and it was so chaotic we just said ‘fuck it’ and went to the Stop and Shop.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:50:42pm
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makeitstop  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:53:07pm

re: #100 Ace-o-aces

And now I see people hoarding bottled water.
THE VIRUS WON’T SHUT DOWN THE PLUMBING DUMBASSES!

I went to the store to get two things -

Distilled water (for our room humidifier)
White vinegar (for laundry)

None to be found in two different stores.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:53:25pm

University of Nebraska Medical Center daily update, as of three hours ago:

Daily updates will be posted every afternoon

March 14

Two former passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested negative and will go home today.

One community health care worker who was also in the National Quarantine Unit left this morning.

One person who was receiving treatment in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit departed to home isolation. A 36-year-old Omaha woman receiving care in the Biocontainment Unit remains in critical condition, while a 16-year-old boy from Crofton, Neb., is still in serious condition. The former Diamond Princess passenger injured in a fall remains in serious condition in the Biocontainment Unit.

We now have 11 people in the National Quarantine Unit and three people in the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.

For those who might be experiencing symptoms, instructions are available here. This link also offers resources, guidelines and links to trusted sources for area residents and businesses as they take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Cases in the U.S. have reached nearly 2,175, with 50 deaths. Worldwide, cases have reached nearly 143,000 in 160 countries, with nearly 5,400 deaths.

nebraskamed.com

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:57:18pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 1:59:54pm

re: #217 makeitstop

I went to the store to get two things -

Distilled water (for our room humidifier)
White vinegar (for laundry)

None to be found in two different stores.

Perhaps I should hit several of the stores in the area Monday, just to see how well they’re stocked.

If everything seems normal here, I’ll let y’all know so you can drive here for groceries. /s

My wife wants to add the butcher shop to our shopping list, so off for beef, pork, and lamb Monday as well.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:03:32pm

re: #203 PhillyPretzel

I just binged the Netflix Formula One documentary, caught up on Picard and hated, I mean Hated Hunters.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:08:16pm

I’m looking for something more cheerful than real life, so I’m probably going to watch SW Rogue One this evening.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:08:38pm

re: #222 stpaulbear

I’m looking for something more cheerful than real life, so I’m probably going to watch SW Rogue One this evening.

We’ve been re-watching Letterkenny during the evenings when the kids are in bed.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:09:05pm

re: #188 Eclectic Cyborg

Definitely significant but remember plenty of people under 60 who are immunocompromised or have secondary impacting conditions.

My 30-yo niece is massively autoimmune. She is currently watching apocalyptic movies and designing a “music to die by” list.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:09:32pm

No change in our two school districts which serve our village: Bridgeport Public School in the county seat will be closed, Leyton Public School in Dalton will be closed for a scheduled in-service day on the 16th but otherwise remains open.

I suggested to my wife that parents who have children here who go to Bridgeport are going to be out-of-luck for childcare come Monday, and perhaps the Public Library could be open every weekday (she is still certified as a librarian though she is no longer working there). The library has stuff to do.

She cringed at the thought but says she’ll talk to the library director about that.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:09:37pm

re: #220 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Perhaps I should hit several of the stores in the area Monday, just to see how well they’re stocked.

If everything seems normal here, I’ll let y’all know so you can drive here for groceries. /s

My wife wants to add the butcher shop to our shopping list, so off for beef, pork, and lamb Monday as well.

I’m not surprised that the panhandle isn’t reacting yet. But I assure you however it seems, everything is not normal there.

Act as if it’s everywhere, because it is. Don’t make trips without a specific necessary purpose and plan.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:10:44pm

Britain is planning on bringing in quarantines - but not the way you’d think….

People over 70 will be instructed by the government to stay in strict isolation at home or in care homes for four months, under a “wartime-style” mobilisation effort by the government likely to be enforced within the next 20 days.

It is part of a series of measures being prepared by the prime minister, health secretary, chief medical officer and chief scientific adviser to prevent the health service from “falling over” and to save lives as Covid-19 becomes an epidemic in the UK.

Basically, the idea is to put the elderly (and presumably, other at-risk groups) into forced isolation.

The prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings, has also initiated conversations with Uber and Deliveroo about taking food to the old and vulnerable when they are put into forced isolation.

As I have written in previous notes, all government efforts are based on the assumptions that there won’t be a vaccine within a year and that everything has to be done to protect the collapse of the health service.

What keeps ministers and officials awake at night is the fear that if the epidemic becomes too great they would have to make appalling decisions, such as that the NHS would stop treating people over a certain age, such as 65.

itv.com

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:11:41pm

Brother in law wants to borrow a gun now. Sheesh.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:11:59pm

re: #212 Eclectic Cyborg

What?

/

he’s on second

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:12:23pm

re: #228 Rightwingconspirator

Brother in law wants to borrow a gun now. Sheesh.

Nooooooooope. Not doing it. My house will become an incredibly dangerous place if I bring one of those inside. If it comes to fighting, I will fight as I always have, with the brains God gave me.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:14:21pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:18:47pm

re: #230 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeah. Life-long mild depression here. Nope. No gun in the house. And at 65, buying my first gun would probably make as much sense as buying my first Harley.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:19:43pm

re: #228 Rightwingconspirator

Brother in law wants to borrow a gun now. Sheesh.

Trade him one for a mountain of toilet paper.

Seriously though that would annoy the shit out of me. At a minimum if I were in your shoes I’d demand a legit FFL transfer just for legal liability, and right now that means everyone adding to community spread.

God I’d be pissed.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:19:58pm

re: #228 Rightwingconspirator

Brother in law wants to borrow a gun now. Sheesh.

What would your legal responsibility be if he actually used it?

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:20:33pm

Don’t forget, Saint Stable of Genius told us that any losses in the stock market would be made up by lower gas prices.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:21:27pm

re: #228 Rightwingconspirator

Brother in law wants to borrow a gun now. Sheesh.

What for? (Or should I even be asking?)

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Mescalero09  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:21:46pm

Got my call today from the census in Pennsylvania. 3 day training starting March 23.
I was counting on a few months of bucks with this. Did it in 1980. You go out and track down the folks who didn’t respond.
In the bush, it’s rather interesting.
I guess I’ll have to practice up in loudly stating in a non threatening voice “ I’m unarmed! I do not want your toilet tissue or hand sanitizer! I’m just trying to get the population numbers so we can improve our lives!”
Or something something.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:23:04pm

re: #235 Ace Rothstein

Don’t forget, Saint Stable of Genius told us that any losses in the stock market would be made up by lower gas prices.

Great! I’ll go to the gas station, fill up and then go ask the clerk for $1000. That should make up for it by the time I retire.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:23:17pm

State officials watch COVID-19 cases before closing schools, events (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

In a press conference Friday, March 13, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said if COVID-19 spreads to the community at large and cannot be traced to a specific source, then he could order schools to close in the affected region for six to eight weeks.

Ricketts said while there are 13 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state as of Friday, the disease has not reached the threshold to close schools.

(more)

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:24:59pm

re: #93 Belafon

I was at HEB when the doors opened yesterday morning, and you could tell they had spent the night unpacking as many boxes as they could. Shelves were somewhat restocked but very hastily/sloppily. The employees stocking hand sanitizer and TP were just handing them to customers, as nothing actually hit the shelves.

Not gonna lie. I cried walking to my car and on the drive home.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:26:28pm

Instead of picking and choosing who gets financial assistance if things get rough, wouldn’t it be easier to just mail out checks for $5000 or more to everyone? Didn’t Bush 43 do something similar?

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:26:45pm

re: #233 goddamnedfrank

The guy did his military service so at least trained. It’s not happening, if this gets bad we go there with everything necessary.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:27:40pm

re: #231 goddamnedfrank

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:27:51pm

re: #231 goddamnedfrank

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:29:09pm

re: #234 stpaulbear

On an actual burglar? zero. If he fucked up, massive.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:29:57pm

re: #228 Rightwingconspirator

Brother in law wants to borrow a gun now. Sheesh.

Relatives I have that would ask wouldn’t be a problem. But I presume your BiL is a problem? Hence a quick pointer to the strictest FFL I knew of. ESPECIALLY out there in Cali.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:30:06pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:33:10pm

I’m sorry for laughing, but all these people getting the virus at Corona Lago is hysterical.

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electrotek  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:34:52pm

I knew this was coming due to the leukemia diagnosis, but it still hurts:

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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:35:06pm

JFC—

The Trump administration has been working to relax regulations governing America’s nursing homes, including rules meant to curb deadly infections among elderly residents. … “It adds up to less time, less infection control,” said Anthony Chicotel, a staff lawyer for California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform.

nytimes.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:35:48pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:36:10pm

re: #246 William Lewis

No he is not a problem. Ex-Army and safe with firearms and heavy machinery. He lives with his 90 year old mom and is worried about a burglary.

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Mescalero09  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:36:45pm

Brain bleach for us all. Sweet site. Sweeter denizens.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:41:22pm

Locally: Naval Base San Diego Sailor Tests Positive for Novel Coronavirus

Story does not say how said sailor became infected. Presumably because military personnel are highly mobile, he or one of his compatriots recently traveled to somewhere else in California or abroad.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:42:25pm

re: #252 Rightwingconspirator

No he is not a problem. Ex-Army and safe with firearms and heavy machinery. He lives with his 90 year old mom and is worried about a burglary.

Nods. I’d still make him put his money and name up at the FFL, so…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:42:52pm

re: #247 jaunte

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There’s gotta be Mar-a-Lago staff that are infected. They’re the vector. Maybe one or two people on the restaurant staff or the housekeeping staff.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:43:28pm

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And they say Liberals are all about taking away people’s freedoms…

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:43:53pm

re: #248 Ace Rothstein

I’m sorry for laughing, but all these people getting the virus at Corona Lago is hysterical.

This shit really is starting to feel like classic tragedy.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:44:28pm

re: #258 goddamnedfrank

This shit really is starting to feel like classic tragedy.

Welcome to the train wreck phase.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:45:30pm

re: #259 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Welcome to the train wreck phase.

Somewhere between “fall” and “catastrophe”, presumably.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:45:31pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:45:50pm

re: #260 Dr Lizardo

Somewhere between “fall” and “catastrophe”, presumably.

You can see the catastrophe coming, but the wheels are still on the track… for now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:46:51pm

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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as a Kentuckian who knows assholes like that, I approve of the governor’s action.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:47:28pm

re: #262 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

You can see the catastrophe coming, but the wheels are still on the track… for now.

I am wishfully hoping people take this seriously enough that we don’t turn into China, Iran or Italy.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:47:37pm

re: #263 Backwoods_Sleuth

as a Kentuckian who knows assholes like that, I approve of the governor’s action.

I thought you would. Ditto.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:48:58pm

A friend of mine posted this suggestion for her friends who going insane.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:49:36pm

So I have my closest grocery store deliver, monthly, cases of stuff that are too heavy for me to carry. I knew I should have ordered this month’s delivery last week… anyway, called the store today and they’re not sure they can order what I want anymore, as the store is being limited in what they can order in regards to amounts.

Sigh…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:51:39pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:53:50pm

Very helpful.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:53:53pm

Someday can we banish Kushner to Dubai, or Geneva?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:53:58pm

re: #268 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Fuck, cramming everyone into shorter hours isn’t good. Hope that doesn’t last too long.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:55:06pm

And my gym just sent notice to all members that as of tomorrow, all branches will be closed and memberships frozen for the next two weeks pending new Israeli Ministry of Health regulations limiting the number of people a place can allow at a given time.

So much for my post-workout routine holy trinity of sauna, swimming pool and hot tub… :(

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:55:37pm

re: #270 jaunte

Someday can we banish Kushner to Dubai, or Geneva?

I hear Neptune is lovely this time of year. Good time to try Space Force out.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:56:01pm

Spitballing not recommended in a pandemic.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:56:30pm

re: #273 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You’re right, Space Force needs a leader out in front!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:56:47pm

re: #272 Disloyal Archangel

And my gym just sent notice to all members that as of tomorrow, all branches will be closed and memberships frozen for the next two weeks pending new Israeli Ministry of Health regulations limiting the number of people a place can allow at a given time.
So much for my post-workout routine holy trinity of sauna, swimming pool and hot tub… :(

Yeah my dad and I decided to hold off our gym time because gyms seem like a breeding ground for infectious disease. Thankfully we both have equipment at home.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:57:21pm

re: #272 Disloyal Archangel

And to think some people laughed when we were told that this would “disrupt our everyday lives”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:57:24pm

re: #275 jaunte

You’re right, Space Force needs a leader out in front!

You can do it Jared. You will colonize Neptune and you will be a hero! Just bring a coat.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:58:10pm

re: #251 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

This will only work until there are more people infected than there are police.

At that point states will start having to do things like use the National Guard (or in Virginia the State Defense Force), or call on the government to use the military.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:58:26pm

re: #278 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You can do it Jared. You will colonize Neptune and you will be a hero! Just bring a coat.

We’re sending the most important people first, the phone sanitizers and hairdressers. Ships 2 and 3 will launch right behind.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 2:58:28pm

re: #278 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You can do it Jared. You will colonize Neptune and you will be a hero! Just bring a coat.

Official Ambassador to Uranus.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:00:15pm

re: #277 Eclectic Cyborg

And to think some people laughed when we were told about this would “disrupt our everyday lives”

A hoax I believe our piece of shit excuse for a President called it. I’m fucking angry. I won’t act like I saw a pandemic coming but I knew that there was gonna be some test on him as President that he was and is going to show why he only should be playing a President in Sharknado 5. I feel so bad for the kids who know only him as President. We had my niece the other day. She saw one of my other brother’s old rulers that had the POTUSes on it and she didn’t see Trump on it. I guess maybe she’s reading a lot better or she heard me name drop the name but she wanted to know what everyone thought about Eisenhower. I’d take Ike right now too. We elected the worst possible person President four years ago.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:00:23pm
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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:00:44pm

re: #149 BlueSpotinAL

I wonder if ordering for pick-up increases your chances of getting unpackaged items. I know that I will not be getting anything out of the bulk bin for a while.

Lines probably not so long in Red States - it’s all a hoax, you know. But let’s line up at the gun store just in case!

No, it doesn’t. They don’t fulfill your order until right before pickup, and will remove things they don’t have.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:01:57pm

re: #281 Eclectic Cyborg

Official Ambassador to Uranus.

Special Envoy for Exploration of Yuge, Astronomy. SEE-YA!

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:02:43pm

re: #143 Rightwingconspirator

It ought not amaze us… yet here we are.

People just never feel prepared, probably because they live their normal lives day to day. Then they get scared and realize they’ve been living day to day.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:02:51pm

re: #270 jaunte

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Someday can we banish Kushner to Dubai, or Geneva?

Levenworth. Making big rocks into little rocks for the rest of his miserable life.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:04:07pm

re: #280 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We’re sending the most important people first, the phone sanitizers and hairdressers. Ships 2 and 3 will launch right behind.

That’s been my measure of how important my job is. Which ship would I be on.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:04:50pm

re: #287 William Lewis

Levenworth. Making big rocks into little rocks for the rest of his miserable life.

Dunno Bill. Maybe Jared will like the rocky mountain views of ADX Florence. I’d like him to exchange stories with El Chapo.

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Ming5000  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:06:01pm

Caught this striking clip from Bergamo Italy.
The US is supposedly 7 or 8 days behind Italy on the Covid19 impact.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:07:40pm

re: #271 goddamnedfrank

Fuck, cramming everyone into shorter hours isn’t good. Hope that doesn’t last too long.

I’m visualizing the Kroger parking lot being slammed long before dawn.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:07:47pm

re: #273 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I hear Neptune is lovely this time of year. Good time to try Space Force out.

To paraphrase from Futurama, they can aim for 31st Century standards by firing him - out of a cannon, into the sun.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:08:12pm

re: #279 Anymouse 🌹🎃

This will only work until there are more people infected than there are police.

At that point states will start having to do things like use the National Guard (or in Virginia the State Defense Force), or call on the government to use the military.

or, obviously, infected police - though a single officer can self quarantine in a patrol car, windows up

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:10:28pm

re: #283 Flying Squirrel Girl

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We washing our hands LOL
some of us are washing our hands more than others - apparently D’s by 15-20 points more than R’s (it’s all a hoax, you know)

(i posted a link yesterday)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:12:37pm

re: #283 Flying Squirrel Girl

Where does this “they welded people into their homes” stuff in Wingnuttia come from? I don’t recall any reliable outlet making such a claim.

Moreover, wouldn’t you have to have a metal door to weld anything?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:13:28pm
“Vice President Mike Pence sent White House staff an email Saturday afternoon recommending ‘social distancing’ and to ‘avoid physical contact’ to keep themselves and their colleagues safe from the novel coronavirus,” Axios reports.

“This is the first staff-wide email Pence has sent across the complex during his time as vice president
— and is the latest sign the White House is shifting its posture against the pandemic.”

that bolded part!
3 years

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:14:39pm

re: #286 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It ought not amaze us… yet here we are.

People just never feel prepared, probably because they live their normal lives day to day. Then they get scared and realize they’ve been living day to day.

Feels as surreal as the King riots and arson.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:15:20pm
Washington Post: “Amid an outbreak where vaccines, drug treatments and even sufficient testing don’t yet exist, communication that is delivered early, accurately and credibly is the strongest medicine in the government’s arsenal.”

“But the Trump administration’s zigzagging, defensive, inconsistent messages about the novel coronavirus continued Friday, breaking almost every rule in the book and eroding the most powerful weapon officials possess: Public trust.”

and

NBC News: “An examination of how the Trump administration responded to the coronavirus outbreak that was first documented in December reveals a story of missed opportunities, mismanagement and a president who resisted the advice of experts urging a more aggressive response. All the while, Trump made a series of upbeat claims, some of which were flatly false, including that the number of cases was declining in the U.S. and that ‘anybody who needs a test gets a test.’”

this is the republican response

annihilate them at the polls
No mercy.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:18:19pm

re: #296 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

that bolded part!
3 years

Well those little people who work for Pence can’t be of any benefit to making him look presidential.
/

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:18:51pm

re: #257 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And they say Liberals are all about taking away people’s freedoms…

He is a Democrat though, right? He beat the Trump aligned former gov.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:20:33pm

re: #300 Sir John Barron

He is a Democrat though, right? He beat the Trump aligned former gov.

Meaning the law in general. I did forget that he won over a Trump-humper.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:22:45pm

re: #296 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

“Vice President Mike Pence sent White House staff an email Saturday afternoon recommending ‘social distancing’ and to ‘avoid physical contact’ to keep themselves and their colleagues safe from the novel coronavirus,” Axios reports.

Better late than never, I guess.

My agency has finally weighed in about new workplace policies, and officially they are giving us back the extra telework day they just took away, among other changes for more vulnerable staff.

But less formally my immediate supervisors have said to stay home and that the justification for more telework will be worked out.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:23:01pm

re: #301 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Meaning the law in general. I did forget that he won over a Trump-humper.

Ah, yeah, good point, thanks

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Sir John Barron  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:24:27pm

re: #298 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

“But the Trump administration’s zigzagging, defensive, inconsistent messages about the novel coronavirus continued Friday, breaking almost every rule in the book and eroding the most powerful weapon officials possess: Public trust.”

Look, it’s all consistent if you just do whatever DJT says and don’t listen to scientists or the fake news media.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:24:50pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:25:42pm

re: #305 jaunte

The United States now has better than even odds of being the first country to lose its head of state to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:27:05pm

It’s still such a funny joke to him that he lies constantly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:27:43pm

re: #306 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The United States now has better than even odds of being the first country to lose its head of state to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Would be rather poetic if Trump died as a result of his own arrogance now, wouldn’t it?

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:35:16pm

re: #271 goddamnedfrank

Fuck, cramming everyone into shorter hours isn’t good. Hope that doesn’t last too long.

90+% of their customers show up during that time. It’s not much of a compression.

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HypnoToad  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:35:33pm

If he has contracted COVID19, when was that most likely to have happened and when will he start to show obvious symptoms? I doubt he would just shrug it off.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:36:06pm

re: #308 Eclectic Cyborg

Would be rather poetic if Trump died as a result of his own arrogance now, wouldn’t it?

👏🏽👏🏻👏🏽👏👏🏿👏🏾👏🏻

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:36:26pm

re: #310 HypnoToad

If he has contracted COVID19, when was that most likely to have happened and when will he start to show obvious symptoms? I doubt he would just shrug it off.

It’s starting to look like Coron-a-Lago last weekend is the most likely vector.

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HypnoToad  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:37:45pm

So another week at best?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:38:19pm

re: #313 HypnoToad

So another week at best?

Sounds like. So we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:38:36pm

re: #312 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It’s starting to look like Coron-a-Lago last weekend is the most likely vector.

Mar-a-pLAGueO

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Ming5000  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:40:43pm

re: #295 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Where does this “they welded people into their homes” stuff in Wingnuttia come from? I don’t recall any reliable outlet making such a claim.

Moreover, wouldn’t you have to have a metal door to weld anything?

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My Chinese resource said, yes, there was an incident of a local neighborhood leadership welding people into their apartments. It was an isolated incident, maybe incidents, of overzealous and panicked people taking the gov’t directive too far. It as not condoned by gov’t, nor accepted by residents. The wrongdoers were called on it and apologized.
Most apartment doors in China are metal.

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:41:11pm

re: #196 Dr Lizardo

Total bollocks. Slow the infection, flatten the curve, avoid overwhelming the system.

Or put your faith in Ayn Rand.

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plansbandc  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:45:54pm

re: #248 Ace Rothstein

There’s something incredibly karmic about it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:46:11pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:46:37pm

re: #318 plansbandc

There’s something incredibly karmic about it.

Not yet. But we’re cautiously optimistic.

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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:46:53pm

re: #316 Ming5000

My Chinese resource said, yes, there was an incident of a local neighborhood leadership welding people into their apartments. It was an isolated incident, maybe incidents, of overzealous and panicked people taking the gov’t directive too far. It as not condoned by gov’t, nor accepted by residents. The wrongdoers were called on it and apologized.
Most apartment doors in China are metal.

Their doors are metal but their eating utensils are made of wood?!?!? What a messed up place!!

//

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John Hughes  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:47:42pm

re: #221 Rightwingconspirator

Hunters is nowhere rear as the reviews. The endless “nazis are bad, like really bad” without ever really demonstrating the real evil of nazis is painful.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:48:55pm

re: #321 b.d. (We’re on our own, Vote!)

My Chinese resource said, yes, there was an incident of a local neighborhood leadership welding people into their apartments. It was an isolated incident, maybe incidents, of overzealous and panicked people taking the gov’t directive too far. It as not condoned by gov’t, nor accepted by residents.

We have examples of government officials locking children in cages…not isolated incidents and no apologies forthcoming.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:49:41pm

re: #286 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It ought not amaze us… yet here we are.

People just never feel prepared, probably because they live their normal lives day to day. Then they get scared and realize they’ve been living day to day.

The awful lesson here is push come to shove we are more afraid of each other than a virus, or starving. or not having toilet paper to wipe an ass.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:52:09pm

From my neck of the woods.

From the department of, “Is Too Stupid To Fail a thing?”

Edit for background: Local big city cancelled its famous St. Patrick’s Day parade. Local town known for small-town managerial issues and general drunken sloppiness of living (read: beachy charm) decided to go ahead with its small celebration, then called for a cancellation just a couple of hours before the celebration was due to start, which was allegedly too late to take effect since the parade was already forming - rumors abounded on social media, nobody knew what the fuck was going on, party went ahead anyway, for sure attended by people from out of town who couldn’t attend the big show in town… Who are almost certainly in town from counties & states with known cases.

This newsman stayed the f*ck indoors today. /Kent Brockman

Privatized to Sanitize

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:53:04pm

re: #324 Rightwingconspirator

The awful lesson here is push come to shove we are more afraid of each other than a virus, or starving. or not having toilet paper to wipe an ass.

It show the extent to which we are dependent on our creature comforts in order to find the will to keep on living.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:53:32pm

re: #270 jaunte

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Someday can we banish Kushner to Dubai, or Geneva?

I favor the Hague for the whole mob, though they probably won’t like the likely accommodations.

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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:54:53pm

I work in the ski industry. Better than even odds my industry shuts down soon.

Social distance? Heh.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:55:50pm

There’s going to be a lot of whining from certain quarters, when Biden becomes the nominee in extraordinary circumstances:

Georgia postpones 2020 Democratic Party primary over COVID-19 coronavirus: report

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:56:27pm

So a bunch of people come streaming into the hotel. All dressed up. Photographer playing the pro. But nobody says anything.

Sigh.

Throw on my vest so i look like a manager and investigate. Yes, wedding party yes they’re staying here, arrogant as fuck about it. I give a comment about how i as manager need to know what is going on in my hotel. Still a bunch of arrogant pricks. Probably Republican voters…

Hope they get lots of photos of the elders because they sure as fuck aren’t doing anything right.

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aatharuv  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:56:46pm

re: #270 jaunte

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Someday can we banish Kushner to Dubai, or Geneva?

Dubai is actually a nice place for rich morally bankrupt people to be. Fancy living, you can hire servants for cheap, and open overt racism orders of magnitude higher than the US are perfectly acceptable, especially against people from poor countries.

Oh, and labor laws which are a joke.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:57:09pm

re: #328 teleskiguy

I work in the ski industry. Better than even odds my industry shuts down soon.

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Sorry man.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:57:24pm

Yay, Kaiser Permanente.

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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:57:59pm

re: #324 Rightwingconspirator

The awful lesson here is push come to shove we are more afraid of each other than a virus, or starving. or not having toilet paper to wipe an ass.

With few variations. They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find, and it’s themselves. All we need do is sit back and watch.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:58:21pm

re: #328 teleskiguy

I work in the ski industry. Better than even odds my industry shuts down soon.

Well, speak of the fucking devil. Shit.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:59:06pm

re: #334 BeachDem

With few variations. They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find, and it’s themselves. All we need do is sit back and watch.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

Nice. This insane bullshit is really upping everyone’s reference game.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:59:37pm

re: #333 Dread Pirate

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Yay, Kaiser Permanente.

Hey! That’s my Kaiser. Don’t need a test though.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 3:59:49pm

re: #334 BeachDem

With few variations. They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find, and it’s themselves. All we need do is sit back and watch.

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

We had to read a play version of that in middle school. I was Charlie. I forget his exact role in it but I’ve seen the actual episode and other TZ’s since. Rod Serling was brilliant. Not just at storytelling and exposition but making a point.

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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:00:08pm

Good move Joe!

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:00:24pm

re: #316 Ming5000

My Chinese resource said, yes, there was an incident of a local neighborhood leadership welding people into their apartments. It was an isolated incident, maybe incidents, of overzealous and panicked people taking the gov’t directive too far. It as not condoned by gov’t, nor accepted by residents. The wrongdoers were called on it and apologized.
Most apartment doors in China are metal.

it’s like listening to rush or hannity

one ‘example’ = all of them

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:02:15pm

re: #328 teleskiguy

I work in the ski industry. Better than even odds my industry shuts down soon.

Will you have the whole mountain to yourself as an employee? Say you’re going to look for people trespassing or something. /s

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:02:25pm
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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:03:00pm

re: #336 goddamnedfrank

Nice. This insane bullshit is really upping everyone’s reference game.

That episode has go-to quotes for many situations. Much like 1984, from which I have assembled a lengthy go-to document. Nerds R Us!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:03:15pm

re: #339 b.d. (We’re on our own, Vote!)

Good move Joe!

I think Joe’s a lot more liberal than people think he is. No he’s not a radical but he’s not closed minded either. He’s realized I think earlier on that we’re going to need Congress to implement the needed changes and I think Senator Warren can help him there.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:04:20pm
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aatharuv  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:05:37pm

re: #333 Dread Pirate

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Yay, Kaiser Permanente.

I’m glad to know Kaiser in the Bay Area is doing the right thing.

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plansbandc  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:05:40pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:05:50pm

I’m supposed to go to work tomorrow, first day back since mid January.

Goddamn it.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:06:00pm

re: #345 Dread Pirate

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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:06:07pm

re: #338 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

We had to read a play version of that in middle school. I was Charlie. I forget his exact role in it but I’ve seen the actual episode and other TZ’s since. Rod Serling was brilliant. Not just at storytelling and exposition but making a point.

Um, Charlie is the guy who shot his neighbor and then started accusing everyone else—not a good role model, young man//

Charlie: [after inadvertently shooting who turned out to be a neighbor and presumed to be the invader] No! No, it’s nothing of the sort! I didn’t blow the lights out; I swear I didn’t! Someone’s pulling a gag or something!

Steve Brand: [grabs Charlie by the shirt] A gag? A *gag*? Charlie, there’s a man lying dead in the street, and you killed him; does that look like a gag to you?

[Charlie pushes Steve away and runs to his house; a stone is hurled at his head, creating a bleeding gash]

Charlie: Look! Look, I swear it isn’t me! I swear it isn’t! But I know who it is! I know who the monster is! I know who it is that doesn’t belong among us! I swear I know who it is!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:06:40pm

re: #350 BeachDem

Um, Charlie is the guy who shot his neighbor and then started accusing everyone else—not a good role model, young man//

Charlie: [after inadvertently shooting who turned out to be a neighbor and presumed to be the invader] No! No, it’s nothing of the sort! I didn’t blow the lights out; I swear I didn’t! Someone’s pulling a gag or something!

Steve Brand: [grabs Charlie by the shirt] A gag? A *gag*? Charlie, there’s a man lying dead in the street, and you killed him; does that look like a gag to you?

[Charlie pushes Steve away and runs to his house; a stone is hurled at his head, creating a bleeding gash]

Charlie: Look! Look, I swear it isn’t me! I swear it isn’t! But I know who it is! I know who the monster is! I know who it is that doesn’t belong among us! I swear I know who it is!

Hahaha that was 20 years ago. How about that. I didn’t choose the character.

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danarchy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:07:33pm

Ha, the Wuhan Soccer team that had been stuck in Spain due to the virus back home are headed back home to get away from the virus in Spain.

usatoday.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:07:55pm

re: #348 teleskiguy

I’m supposed to go to work tomorrow, first day back since mid January.

Goddamn it.

Sorry man. I hope your employer can work things out for you and others.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:08:02pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:08:07pm

re: #319 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Matthew Yglesias

@mattyglesias
* 46m
Just found five medium-sized bottles of Purel left over from an accidental Amazon order two years ago in a closet. Feel like a billionaire.

I know the feeling after finding most of a 16 oz. bottle of 91% Iso Alcohol in my linen closet today.

At work, I have my bottle of Purel that expired in 12/15.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:08:31pm

I. Hate. People.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:08:33pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:09:23pm

re: #352 danarchy

Ha, the Wuhan Soccer team that had been stuck in Spain due to the virus back home are headed back home to get away from the virus in Spain.

usatoday.com

I saw an article today about a Chinese national who lives and works in the northeast (MA or NY, can’t remember) who had symptoms but couldn’t get tested, returned to China, got tested, isolated, and got better there. I’ll see if I can find it.

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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:11:04pm

re: #356 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I. Hate. People.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:14:25pm

re: #357 goddamnedfrank

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Still one of my favorite movies just to sit down and enjoy just because.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:14:47pm

re: #359 BeachDem

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I remember going to a Howard Johnsons hotel restaurant when I was in high school to get a sundae after school (as one did) and asking what the PPP button the waitress was wearing stood for. “People. Pleasing. People” she nearly shouted at me.

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HypnoToad  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:15:21pm

Hypothetical: If a known to him infected head of state passes the disease to another HOS—is that an actionable hostile act?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:15:25pm

I wonder if she’s concerned about it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:16:21pm

re: #363 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I wonder if she’s concerned about it.

Saw that Kelly was up double digits over McSally in Arizona. Landslide please. Make Trump humiliated forever.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:16:48pm
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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:17:40pm

re: #365 goddamnedfrank

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Good thing none of them are in any high risk groups.
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:18:32pm

re: #365 goddamnedfrank

Are we winning again yet?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:20:53pm
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fern01  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:20:58pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

If trump has been tested I can’t imagine that he would jump to the top of the analysis queue & have the results almost immediately. Trump has become the boy who cried wolf. Can’t believe anything he says any more.

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plansbandc  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:21:46pm

re: #361 Barefoot Grin

Hojo’s was one of the places to get ice cream. Also all you could eat fried clams. Just old enough to remember that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:21:46pm

Even if you used the whole US military, it would be impossible. For example, there are scores of gravel roads into Colorado and the same into Wyoming and South Dakota from the Nebraska Panhandle.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:22:11pm

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

Aw Bernie thinks he’s FDR.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:22:18pm

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

“Look, I can do that presidentin’, talk to the common folk thing, too.”

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:23:01pm

Now you know it’s real.

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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:23:14pm

re: #365 goddamnedfrank

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:23:40pm

re: #371 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Even if you used the whole US military, it would be impossible. For example, there are scores of gravel roads into Colorado and the same into Wyoming and South Dakota from the Nebraska Panhandle.

The city of Beloit, Wisconsin, literally straddles the border with Illinois; every time I see the sign on I-39 south for “South Beloit”, I start singing Journey. Are you going to set up a military blockade across every city street and country road?

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:24:33pm

I can only imagine what Michael Lewis thinks about what’s going on right now after writing “The Fifth Risk.”

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:24:35pm

re: #371 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Even if you used the whole US military, it would be impossible. For example, there are scores of gravel roads into Colorado and the same into Wyoming and South Dakota from the Nebraska Panhandle.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:24:48pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:24:52pm

re: #375 teleskiguy

Exactly where the fuck are all those people going??

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:25:23pm

re: #364 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Saw that Kelly was up double digits over McSally in Arizona. Landslide please. Make Trump humiliated forever.

The way things are going, forever is going to be quite short for him.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:25:27pm

re: #379 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

We tried. Some brainless fuckwits decided otherwise.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:25:42pm

Nope, can’t let FOX fob this off on “the government.” This is entirely on the Republican Party. Khal Wimpo called it three days ago in the right-hand column of Little Green Footballs. Someone could link that article to this tweet:

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:26:03pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:26:19pm
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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:26:34pm

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly where the fuck are all those people going??

New Rochelle?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:26:34pm

re: #381 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

The way things are going, forever is going to be quite short for him.

Well as a good baptized Catholic, I might note that forever can feel long at times. I hope his last moments are his personal purgatory.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:27:22pm

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly where the fuck are all those people going??

Snowbirds taking deadly presents home to the Northern States.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:27:39pm

re: #383 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Nope, can’t let FOX fob this off on “the government.” This is entirely on the Republican Party. Khal Wimpo called it three days ago in the right-hand column of Little Green Footballs. Someone could link that article to this tweet:

Yeah Tucker, it’s not like that guy you’ve been crying is a victim of the deep state is President or anything like that. Just fucking quit your job and self isolate yourself for the next two decades.

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stpaulbear  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:27:56pm

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

I wonder who he’ll be burning.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:28:23pm
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aatharuv  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:28:41pm

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly where the fuck are all those people going??

International travelers heading home before the next set of travel restrictions. Or even domestic travelers fearing the same.

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fern01  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:28:43pm

re: #54 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I must have missed “toilet paper rationing” during my last briefing on the upcoming agenda of the Elders of Soros. Not to fear though, Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative” has it figured out.
(Again, I have to emphasize that Don is a respected and well-known public figure in Lubbock and not some kook on the median with a bullhorn.)

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Major retailers in Australia are limiting how much TP per customer - otherwise it is gone before being unlosded to the shelf.
(Doesn’t stop folks returning 10 times per day)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:29:11pm

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly where the fuck are all those people going??

I’d venture to say that some are going to die.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:29:22pm

re: #390 stpaulbear

I wonder who he’ll be burning.

I dunno but he literally disgusts me. He’s opening up new offices in Pennsylvania while all this is going on. He really wants to go down as a political martyr.

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danarchy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:29:48pm

re: #380 Eclectic Cyborg

Exactly where the fuck are all those people going??

Snowbirds trying to get back home before flights are cancelled? Or trying to get away before young stupid spring breakers who think they are indestructible show up?

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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:30:35pm
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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:30:54pm

re: #368 Barefoot Grin

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Bernie needs to end his campaign tonight. The country isn’t really in the mood anymore for his obnoxious fingerwagging shtick.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:31:57pm

re: #383 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Done.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:31:58pm

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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I’m not sure if that’s good. Trump’s recent demeanor and appearance are even more disturbing if he isn’t sick.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:32:11pm

re: #398 b.d. (We’re on our own, Vote!)

Bernie needs to end his campaign tonight. The country isn’t really in the mood anymore for his obnoxious fingerwagging shtick.

He’s the worst thing the left has done to itself in sometime IMO.

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NetworkKed  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:34:53pm

re: #371 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Even if you used the whole US military, it would be impossible. For example, there are scores of gravel roads into Colorado and the same into Wyoming and South Dakota from the Nebraska Panhandle.

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This is all a Tom Clancy novel. One of the better ones, except Trump is sure no Jack Ryan.

Amusingly, he wrote exactly this into the epidemic scenario in the back half of Executive Orders, where he contemplates that 1) It probably ISN’T legal, 2) still the right thing to do, 3) yes it probably can’t be done perfectly but 4) given a few days enough local troops will be able to shut most everything down (and this was written pre-drones so probably easier now), and 5) the point is not to have impermeable borders, but simply to stop enough of the movement to slow transmission and impress the seriousness of the situation on the public.

Granted that was an almost-airborne Ebola strain rather than this super-cold so some of the timescales lead to a happier ending, but I’m not sure it wouldn’t be the right thing to do. Again, I don’t understand why an (R) admin isn’t following the Clancy playbook… other than they know that Clancy worshiped actual ability and they have NONE.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:35:21pm

My wife is watching a Scientist Mel video on coronavirus on YouTube. Amongst other things, she shows the monkey gang war video, and someone being caught out trying to steal the hand sanitiser from their lab.

She’s pointing out that the mob mentality of primates is pretty much the same in humans as well.

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BeachDem  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:36:20pm

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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“we are encouraging implementation of all their(CDC) best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation.”

Trump Shakes Everyone’s Hands at Coronavirus Press Conference—Ignoring CDC Guidelines

thedailybeast.com

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:38:29pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:39:16pm

re: #404 BeachDem

“we are encouraging implementation of all their(CDC) best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation.”

Trump Shakes Everyone’s Hands at Coronavirus Press Conference—Ignoring CDC Guidelines

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thedailybeast.com

I wish he had stared a little longer at the eclipse.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:40:03pm

re: #399 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Done.

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And what of his enablers?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:40:35pm

Stories are going to come at us so fast now that we can’t keep up:

Coronavirus: Quarter of Seattle Life Care Centre’s staff test positive for virus, officials reveal

A quarter of the staff at Seattle’s Life Care Centre - which has seen the bulk of coronavirus deaths in the US - have tested positive for the disease, health officials have revealed.

Spanish PM’s wife tests positive for COVID-19

And this is a follow-up to a story just a few days ago:
Hackers using Johns Hopkins’ online coronavirus dashboard to trick victims

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:40:45pm

re: #347 plansbandc

A Poe derivative or not. I really can’t tell anymore.

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VegasGolfer  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:41:03pm

re: #283 Flying Squirrel Girl

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Think Stephen Miller and his goons want to purposefully cull the population, hoping the virus will kill the old and everybody else not white.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:42:40pm

Back from shopping.

Store busy, not packed (Saturday, but I’m usually not so foolish as to go on that day, so can’t say whether it was normal). It’s raining off and on.

Plenty of chickens, and they were restocking paper products. I didn’t see sanitizing products, and isopropyl alcohol was out of stock. No hugely packed shopping carts.

Staple items in short supply, but I found everything except my preferred brand of canned soup.

I was buying for the case where I show symptoms and have to self-isolate. Eggs, four cans of chicken noodle soup (on sale, buy two, get two free), six frozen entrees, peanut butter, pasta. Up the street at the bread-and-cheese store, they were letting about four people at a time in (five minute wait), because almost everything they have is unpackaged. The employees, wearing gloves, asked what you wanted and got it for you. Bought bread, rolls, jack cheese (freezes beautifully, and I have plenty of cheese for current needs).

Looks like people haven’t gone mad here yet, except they’re buying way too much toilet paper and paper towels.

Went to restaurant for lunch. Pizza — no pineapple, no eggplant, no anchovies — and beer (Corona). Joke about virus beer endured.

Home, washed hands to elbows, and face. Mission accomplished.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:42:51pm

re: #410 VegasGolfer

Think Stephen Miller and his goons want to purposefully cull the population, hoping the virus will kill the old and everybody else not white.

“Trump saves social security!”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:46:09pm

KTLA-Trump’s test comes back negative…

ktla.com

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:46:50pm

re: #391 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Show me the person who took the sample and the one who processed it, and then I’ll believe you. About taking the test, not necessarily the results.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:48:41pm
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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:49:12pm

re: #414 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Show me the person who took the sample and the one who processed it, and then I’ll believe you. About taking the test, not necessarily the results.

I demand to see the chain of custody!

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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:52:04pm

Spring break is in full swing too, March is a big month for business around these parts. Shit is hitting the fan at high velocities.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:52:48pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:54:17pm

Honestly I don’t know how much if ure: #415 Dread Pirate

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Well fuck.

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aatharuv  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:54:19pm

re: #408 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Stories are going to come at us so fast now that we can’t keep up:

Coronavirus: Quarter of Seattle Life Care Centre’s staff test positive for virus, officials reveal

Spanish PM’s wife tests positive for COVID-19

And this is a follow-up to a story just a few days ago:
Hackers using Johns Hopkins’ online coronavirus dashboard to trick victims

A few months ago, we were at the increasing rate of stories about the utter criminality of the regime, and looking back towards the Bush administration and wishing things were only as bad as then.

Now, I’m looking back at the utter criminality of the Trump regime, and am _almost_ looking back at when that was the worst to fear with nostalgia. But things wouldn’t be so bad for what will be the worst crisis in my 40 years if we hadn’t had Trump in the first place.

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aatharuv  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:57:47pm

re: #411 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Here in the Bay Area, the grocery stories are now limiting the number of people allowed in at a time (from what I’ve seen both Trader Joe’s and some speciality Indian grocery stores). Non-perishable staples have been wiped out (most types of pasta), canned veggies and beans, flour and rice. Fresh veggies and fruits are in normal supply.

There are lots of cereals though…

No types of bread are on the shelves.

I suspect that some stores are trying to prevent people from bulk buying by putting small amounts on the shelves and restocking regularly.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 4:57:59pm
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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:01:04pm

re: #418 goddamnedfrank

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hahahahaha

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cat-tikvah  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:02:50pm

re: #258 goddamnedfrank

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cat-tikvah  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:06:30pm

re: #280 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We’re sending the most important people first, the phone sanitizers and hairdressers. Ships 2 and 3 will launch right behind.

“But do people want fire that can be fitted intranasally?”

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Citizen K  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:07:30pm

So how far are we from yet another episode of ‘Trump Is The Healthiest, Purest Human Being In Existence’? Because I’m not sure I can take more bullshit from officials who blow smoke up our ass about how peak super-human Trump is, especially so soon after the last one.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:07:32pm

re: #425 cat-tikvah

“But do people want fire that can be fitted intranasally?”

And considering that a popular predecessor to toilet paper was leaves, and the current value of said toilet paper, we’re not that far off from leaves becoming currency.///

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:07:48pm

PJMedia, which is now just another organ of Salem Communications, is posting a lot about covid-19, desperate to provide cover for Trump.

I left a comment on their latest post, but I don’t know if it will be approved, so I put it in a reply to their tweet:

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:11:25pm

re: #363 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I wonder if she’s concerned about it.

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no goddamned mercy
i am done with these people as ’ the principled opposition’
crush them

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:11:34pm

re: #428 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

PJMedia, which is now just another organ of Salem Communications, is posting a lot about covid-19, desperate to provide cover for Trump.

I left a comment on their latest post, but I don’t know if it will be approved, so I put it in a reply to their tweet:

I get a not available from Twitter.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:12:26pm

Italy is messing with its statistics, according to the Worldometer site:

* ITALY: Italian media are reporting the change in active cases (a lower number) rather than the change in total cases (a higher number), representing it as “newly infected” when, in fact, it represents the “change in active cases.” Newly infected, meaning the number of people who have tested positive to the virus in the last day, is the number shown on the table above, which corresponds to the change in total cases in accordance with the international standards set by the WHO and followed by all countries. The change in active cases (what Italian media label as “newly infected”) is the result of the following formula: (newly infected) - (new deaths) - (new recoveries). All data, including total cases (“casi totali”) is available on Italy’s Dipartimento della Protezione Civile official repository.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:12:42pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:13:27pm

re: #430 Anymouse 🌹🎃

It’s still there for me. Are you blocked by PJMedia?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:13:54pm

re: #428 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

And I have some of my co-workers look at me when I ask where did they get their information. The internet is the usual response. I then ask where on the internet trying to get an actual source like The Washington Post. What I get shown is some odd little website that very few people have heard of. It is enough to drive someone up a wall.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:14:55pm

re: #431 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Italy is messing with its statistics, according to the Worldometer site:

Isn’t most Italian media owned by wingnut conservative Silvio Berlusconi?

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cat-tikvah  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:19:37pm

re: #395 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Saw that too. Had the same reaction.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:21:09pm

re: #435 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Isn’t most Italian media owned by wingnut conservative Silvio Berlusconi?

Oh, Christ, this asshole again.

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unproven innocence  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:21:40pm

re: #295 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Where does this “they welded people into their homes” stuff in Wingnuttia come from? I don’t recall any reliable outlet making such a claim.

Moreover, wouldn’t you have to have a metal door to weld anything?

I’ve seen multiple instances of such in videos. Look here, at 30minutes in:

Coronavirus: How the deadly epidemic sparked a global emergency | Four Corners


But watch the whole thing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:24:13pm

New Zealand pastor claims “airborne demons” are what’s really making people sick.

Guy is grifting in the wrong country. Australia and New Zealand usually deports their wingnut Christians to the USA.

(Goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language and speech some might find blasphemous, 14:41)

New Zealand Pastor Claims Airborne Demons Are Making People Sick

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:24:26pm

One of my friends is getting married in two weeks. Another is about eight and a half months pregnant.

Who knows that will all work out now?

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Citizen K  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:29:15pm

re: #428 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

PJMedia, which is now just another organ of Salem Communications, is posting a lot about covid-19, desperate to provide cover for Trump.

I left a comment on their latest post, but I don’t know if it will be approved, so I put it in a reply to their tweet:

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Did they miss how facetious and exaggerated Carlin’s bit was too? There was clearly a lot of tongue firmly planted in cheek in that.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:31:32pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:31:41pm

the tweet/video we all need right now

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:31:52pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:35:08pm

Heh, I forgot Newt’s wife was the Ambassador to the Vatican.
Well, fuck Newt.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:35:18pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:37:39pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:41:00pm
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sagehen  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:42:02pm

re: #443 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

the tweet/video we all need right now

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I *LOVE* the butterfly wings. That needs to be every dog’s Halloween costume.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:44:10pm
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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:44:35pm

re: #439 Anymouse 🌹🎃

New Zealand pastor claims “airborne demons” are what’s really making people sick.

Guy is grifting in the wrong country. Australia and New Zealand usually deports their wingnut Christians to the USA.

(Goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language and speech some might find blasphemous, 14:41)

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Read first sentence, immediate thought: “Brian Fucking Tamaki?”

Yep, Brian Fucking Tamaki.

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Citizen K  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:47:25pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:47:57pm

This is from The Washington Post. Beth Cameron ran the White House pandemic office and this is what she has to say about what is going on.
washingtonpost.com

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:51:53pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:54:38pm

re: #454 Dread Pirate

If I have to I will do it. We will see what Gov Wolfe does. Even so I am still trained for the upcoming Primary.

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makeitstop  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:55:39pm

Pertintent questions….

Anybody seen Mick Mulvaney?

Anybody seen Larry Kudlow?

Neither one looked very healthy, last we saw them.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:55:40pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:59:11pm

Remember who your Surgeon General is, and you won’t be surprised by his actions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 5:59:21pm
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gwangung  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:01:24pm

Twits.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:02:12pm

re: #452 Citizen K

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It was always going to take deaths to change his numbers.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:03:36pm
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plansbandc  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:07:07pm

I’m tired of reading anything that suggests tRump had a vision or thought about anything related to being “president” other than enriching himself.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:07:29pm

A comment I censored myself from posting on Twitter:

Increasingly, it looks like America’s problems are going to have to be solved in the streets.

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KGxvi  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:07:48pm

It’s strange, where we’ve gotten… the president has been in close personal contact with several people who have confirmed positive tests for covid-19. The White House announces that he was tested and the results were negative. And yet… my initial response was “allegedly.”

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:07:58pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:09:01pm

re: #462 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Really? Scott tissue is the only one I will buy unless corn cobs are the alternative.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:09:27pm

re: #464 Charles Johnson

Did you catch Mayor Garcetti? What a contrast to the Impeached President.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:09:37pm

re: #467 Barefoot Grin

Really? Scott tissue is the only one I will buy unless corn cobs are the alternative.

We’re Cottonelle people.

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:09:42pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:10:50pm

re: #467 Barefoot Grin

Really? Scott tissue is the only one I will buy unless corn cobs are the alternative.

My father-in-law, a plumber for decades, concurs. Nothing but one-ply in his house. Never have to worry about a stopped toilet.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:12:30pm
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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:17:36pm

re: #466 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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*Finally?*

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:17:40pm

re: #460 gwangung

Twits.

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I often come back to Ron White’s joke about joining the Debate Club in school and ending a debate by saying “Oh yeah? Well fuuuuuuuck you!”

“…I thought I’d won.”

Eff-twenty-You-See-Kay-You is in its best position to bring America down since 1864.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:17:41pm

re: #456 makeitstop

Pertintent questions….

Anybody seen Mick Mulvaney?

Anybody seen Larry Kudlow?

Neither one looked very healthy, last we saw them.

Kelly Anne?

I guess Ronna (Romney) McDaniel’s got the bug as well.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:19:23pm

DOD announces restrictions on domestic travel for service members, civilians effective Monday (Stars and Stripes)

In addition to PCS and TDY moves on hiatus, civilian employees are also restricted, and military personnel are restricted to local liberty only (usually within fifty miles of their command).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:21:00pm

re: #473 b.d. (We’re on our own, Vote!)

*Finally?*

It’s the NatEnq. Typical. Like Fox, gonna get people killed.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:21:50pm

re: #457 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I apologize to the nation that that senator is from my home state. We will do everything we can to defeat that FUCKING PRICK in November.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:24:49pm

Uhm.

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Mattand  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:26:52pm

So my great uncle turned 100 today. A lunch party was planned about a month ago at country club in Montgomery County, PA, which sits next to Philly. Montgomery County is turning into a hot spot for Covid-19 diagnoses in PA.

I RSVPd to go, but in light of all the Covid insanity, I got a hold my dad’s cousin’s wife and said we were bailing, I offered to pay for our meals so they weren’t out any money.

These are my late dad’s cousins, so a good chunk of the attendees are in their late 60’s and 70’s, and possibly 80’s. And, as noted, the birthday boy is 100.

They still held the party. My brother and sister-in-law went.

I think this is fucking insane in light of where it was held, the age of the birthday celebrant and the attendees, and all the evidence that Covid-19 thrives on this kind of human contact.

Am I wrong here? I don’t think I am, but I’m still shaking my head that this wasn’t postponed.

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William Lewis  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:26:58pm

re: #471 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

My father-in-law, a plumber for decades, concurs. Nothing but one-ply in his house. Never have to worry about a stopped toilet.

Trust me, a 5 year old can get enough of a roll of Scott into a toliet to clog it….

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:27:14pm

re: #479 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I can’t believe she doesn’t see the obvious GOP talking point in there. It wasn’t a nebulous “government” incompetence, it was Trump’s.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:27:48pm

re: #480 Mattand

It’s absolutely fucking insane. Completely.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:31:12pm

re: #480 Mattand

So my great uncle turned 100 today. A lunch party was planned about a month ago at country club in Montgomery County, PA, which sits next to Philly. Montgomery County is turning into a hot spot for Covid-19 diagnoses in PA.

I RSVPd to go, but in light of all the Covid insanity, I got a hold my dad’s cousin’s wife and said we were bailing, I offered to pay for our meals so they weren’t out any money.

These are my late dad’s cousins, so a good chunk of the attendees are in their late 60’s and 70’s, and possibly 80’s. And, as noted, the birthday boy is 100.

They still held the party. My brother and sister-in-law went.

I think this is fucking insane in light of where it was held, the age of the birthday celebrant and the attendees, and all the evidence that Covid-19 thrives on this kind of human contact.

Am I wrong here? I don’t think I am, but I’m still shaking my head that this wasn’t postponed.

You aren’t wrong.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:31:38pm

Totally off topic.. but very cool.

[60 fps] Laborers in Victorian England, 1901


New age time machine.
No cars, no planes, no radio…

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:32:58pm

I just went to staples online and almost every type of Lysol Spray is out of stock. Wow.
staples.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:33:46pm

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:34:23pm

The groceries noone panic buys. slate.com

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Belafon  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:40:30pm
To better support our associates and serve our customers, we will adjust our operating hours beginning Sunday, March 15. Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.

corporate.walmart.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:41:57pm

Sanders’s comeback bid launched:

Bernie Sanders wins the Northern Mariana Islands Democratic caucus (Business Insider, yesterday)

Sanders received four delegates, Biden received two.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:42:59pm

re: #490 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Sanders’s comeback bid launched:

Bernie Sanders wins the Northern Mariana Islands Democratic caucus (Business Insider, yesterday)

Sanders received four delegates, Biden received two.

“So you’re tellin’ me there’s a chance.”

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Citizen K  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:44:16pm

re: #482 jaunte

I can’t believe she doesn’t see the obvious GOP talking point in there. It wasn’t a nebulous “government” incompetence, it was Trump’s.

It’s the same deal as when headlines say ‘Senate blocks (insert common sense thing here)’, without explaining that it was a party line vote on the GOP’s end that blocked it. It leaves the assumption of ‘the entire system must be at fault’ rather than incompetents and malicious leaders at the forefront.

It can never be just Republicans fault even when they run fucking everything. It must be ‘everyone’s fault, Dems included, which leads us to having people on our left demonizing Dems first and foremost, because “they must be at fault too, perhaps even more at fault!’

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:46:04pm

re: #490 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Sanders’s comeback bid launched:

Bernie Sanders wins the Northern Mariana Islands Democratic caucus (Business Insider, yesterday)

Sanders received four delegates, Biden received two.

I was expecting a Tulsi sweep

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:47:40pm

echl.com
ECHL (hockey AA league) suspends remainder of season.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:48:38pm

re: #492 Citizen K

Both-siderism will kill democracy for profit.

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Citizen K  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:53:09pm

re: #495 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Both-siderism will kill democracy for profit.

But at least dems and libs will get owned, and isn’t that really the most important part? ///

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teleskiguy  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:53:17pm

Some soothing music, just because.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:54:16pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:55:31pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:58:24pm

re: #498 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Yeup, I recognize that entryway. It’s a damn stupid time to be flying, but through a major airway like ORD, I’m curious what peculiar strain of dumbassery possessed this mass of individuals.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:59:28pm

re: #500 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yeup, I recognize that entryway. It’s a damn stupid time to be flying, but through a major airway like ORD, I’m curious what peculiar strain of dumbassery possessed this mass of individuals.

According to O’Hare, it is caused by the Maladministration’s additional screening requirements for people arriving from Europe.

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jaunte  Mar 14, 2020 • 6:59:46pm

re: #498 Anymouse 🌹🎃

This is a direct result of Trump’s incompetent address in which he seemed to announce a travel freeze.

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cat-tikvah  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:00:43pm

re: #480 Mattand

I think that was dicey too. I live in Montgomery Cty. I had already decided not to risk a visit with my 85 and 87 year old parents who live in Delaware County (which just followed Montco’s lead in closing “non-essential” things down). Neither is my sister (in New Jersey).
This is going to have an exponential spread and most people don’t know if they’ve been exposed.
I can understand not wanting to reschedule such a happy celebration but the risk is serious.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:02:41pm

re: #501 Anymouse 🌹🎃

According to O’Hare, it is caused by the Maladministration’s additional screening requirements for people arriving from Europe.

Oh, it’s on arrival then. Okay, I apologize, I was thinking people were in line to leave.

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cat-tikvah  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:04:24pm

re: #487 Joe Bacon 🌹

I’d add Talking Heads “Air”
Air can hurt you too
Some people say not to worry about the air
Some people don’t know shit about the air

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:05:30pm
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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:05:37pm

re: #480 Mattand

My daughter and son-in-law are keeping away from us because they don’t want to risk giving us COVID. I’m 66, Mr. C. is 70 neither with any other health issues. They may already have had it (symptoms sound right, but with no tests, who knows?) And they have a baby who picks up all sorts of fun things in daycare, so for the time being we’re just staying away from each other.

With a group that old, and no one knowing whether they have it, yeah staying away is the right thing to do.

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:09:42pm

re: #464 Charles Johnson

A comment I censored myself from posting on Twitter:

Increasingly, it looks like America’s problems are going to have to be solved in the streets.

You’re not wrong. We will take to the streets in one way or another.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:09:59pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:12:33pm

re: #421 aatharuv

Here in the Bay Area, the grocery stories are now limiting the number of people allowed in at a time (from what I’ve seen both Trader Joe’s and some speciality Indian grocery stores). Non-perishable staples have been wiped out (most types of pasta), canned veggies and beans, flour and rice. Fresh veggies and fruits are in normal supply.

There are lots of cereals though…

No types of bread are on the shelves.

I suspect that some stores are trying to prevent people from bulk buying by putting small amounts on the shelves and restocking regularly.

I’m in the east bay, if we’re talking about the same bay area. We don’t seem to have that problem in my little corner of it. But I guess the country is proving the adage, ” When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.”

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Mattand  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:13:49pm

re: #484 NO SMOCKING GUN!

re: #503 cat-tikvah

re: #507 calochortus

Appreciate it. I’m not thrilled with my brother right now. His attitude was “I just go to work and come straight home, so I’m not really at risk.”

My brother lives in a tiny, low-key township in Southeast PA. It’s called Philadelphia; not sure if people are familiar with it.

My brother is far from a stupid person, but I’m really irritated with this move and the reasoning behind it. This kind of personal fable thinking is what helped speed up my parents’ demises.

Worth noting that when I spoke with my dad’s cousin’s wife when initially RSVPing, I brought up postponing, I got an emphatic “No”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:14:18pm

These kind of announcements are going to come at us very quickly now:

Assembly members Charles Barron, Helene Weinstein have coronavirus

At the current rate at which the virus is spreading in our communities, we should know in a month or so what the lethality is for the whole population.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:15:09pm

re: #510 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I’m in the east bay, if we’re talking about the same bay area. We don’t seem to have that problem in my little corner of it. But I guess the country is proving the adage, ” When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.”

It varies from store to store and moment to moment here on the Peninsula. Around 3 p.m. Friday I bought, among other things, some bananas at the local market. There was a decent supply. My brother reported getting the last 3 bananas at 6 p.m.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:17:13pm

So I go to the store to pick up something to eat, and sure enough several isles look raided, not just the paper isle. The paper isle is barren, but the soup isle still has about half the stock. Plenty of milk products, though.

Here’s the thing: I’m at the self check-out and as it my custom I wipe down the touch pads with the handi-wipes I get at the entrance. But when I observe other people - they don’t. Sure, they are hoarding… but they don’t do the most basic of preventative measures. Most people are not taking the handi-wipes at the door to wipe the handles of carts and baskets… yet they buy cart loads of goods just in case.

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Mattand  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:21:21pm

I hit the Wegmans and ShopRite near me this afternoon. Actually wasn’t too bad. Pasta, beans, and bagged salads (of all things) were wiped out. The salads were being restocked while I was there.

I haven’t tried Costco yet, though. I might tomorrow. Maybe.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:21:28pm
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Mattand  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:23:44pm

re: #507 calochortus

My daughter and son-in-law are keeping away from us because they don’t want to risk giving us COVID. I’m 66, Mr. C. is 70 neither with any other health issues. They may already have had it (symptoms sound right, but with no tests, who knows?) And they have a baby who picks up all sorts of fun things in daycare, so for the time being we’re just staying away from each other.

With a group that old, and no one knowing whether they have it, yeah staying away is the right thing to do.

Sorry to hear that. Hope they’re okay. That has to be rough with an infant. The couple across the street is expecting their second in three weeks. I really worry about that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:24:22pm

re: #514 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So I go to the store to pick up something to eat, and sure enough several isles look raided, not just the paper isle. The paper isle is barren, but the soup isle still has about half the stock. Plenty of milk products, though..

I want to live on Soup Isle. /s

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Mattand  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:26:04pm

re: #516 Charles Johnson

Great film. I saw it on its initial release in Philly when director Don Coscarelli was driving around from town-to-town with the damn reels in his car. That’s some major league DIY right there.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:28:06pm

Will Gargling with Salt Water or Vinegar ‘Eliminate’ the COVID-19 Coronavirus? (Snopes)

Facebook is either unable or unwilling to kill this meme as it rapidly spreads across their network, like a virus.

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calochortus  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:30:35pm

re: #517 Mattand

Sorry to hear that. Hope they’re okay. That has to be rough with an infant. The couple across the street is expecting their second in three weeks. I really worry about that.

They should be fine. Daughter is a pediatrician so she can’t really work from home, but son-in-law can work from home some of the time and has family leave available.

Apparently COVID is not normally a problem for infants, even newborns, though it would really suck for the parents to have it when they have a new baby to deal with. I hope all goes well for them.

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makeitstop  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:42:19pm

These people…

Now I’m sure that Mulvaney, Kudlow and Conway all have it and have been told to not breathe a word about it.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 14, 2020 • 7:51:11pm

re: #467 Barefoot Grin

Really? Scott tissue is the only one I will buy unless corn cobs are the alternative.

Me too. (Or the Walgreens “generic.”)

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Mattand  Mar 14, 2020 • 8:20:43pm

re: #520 Anymouse 🌹🎃

Will Gargling with Salt Water or Vinegar ‘Eliminate’ the COVID-19 Coronavirus? (Snopes)

Facebook is either unable or unwilling to kill this meme as it rapidly spreads across their network, like a virus.

Five minutes after I read your post, the effing thing popped up on my FB feed.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 14, 2020 • 8:23:34pm

re: #464 Charles Johnson

A comment I censored myself from posting on Twitter:

Increasingly, it looks like America’s problems are going to have to be solved in the streets.

Charles, my fear is if Trump dies from this Fox will go all out to say that Democrats killed him and Soros was behind it. The MAGATS will go for their guns…

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danarchy  Mar 14, 2020 • 9:45:56pm

re: #456 makeitstop

Pertintent questions….

Anybody seen Mick Mulvaney?

Anybody seen Larry Kudlow?

Neither one looked very healthy, last we saw them.

Wasn’t Mulvaney shipped off as special envoy to Northern Ireland or some such thing?


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