So Today, Trump Edited His Prepared Notes to Make Them More Racist

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Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford captured a very revealing shot at today’s press conference and posted it to Twitter, proving a point I’ve made many times about the Trump-thing: his racism is a deliberate con man’s strategy, to manipulate the right wing base and the media, and deflect blame away from himself for his pathetically incompetent, bungled response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Because he crossed out the word “Corona” in his prepared speech and replaced it with “Chinese.”

He knows what the Fox News audience wants to hear.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:38:30pm

That’s all he cares about.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:38:59pm

This discussion is just a red herring he tossed out because he know it a) “pisses off the liberals” and b) distracts from the abysmal job he is doing in preparing the nation for an increase in COVID-19 cases.

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SteelPH  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:39:51pm

Fuck Trump.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:40:31pm

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This discussion is just a red herring he tossed out because he know it a) “pisses off the liberals” and b) distracts from the abysmal job he is doing in preparing the nation for an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Will you stop saying that? It’s not just that. It’s getting Asian Americans attacked by racist assholes. It hasn’t distracted at all from his failings either. In fact, I think it’s amplifying that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:40:32pm

The reason Trump told the governors he can’t help because he doesn’t KNOW WHAT THE FUCK TO DO and neither do most of the people around him.

The people that DO know what do and should be handling a situation like this? Well, he’s fired most of them and muzzled the rest.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:42:57pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

The reason Trump told the governors he can’t help because he doesn’t KNOW WHAT THE FUCK TO DO and neither do most of the people around him.

The people that DO know what do and should be handling a situation like this? Well, he’s fired most of them and muzzled the rest.

He’s never handled a serious crisis in his life and this shows it.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:43:17pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

The reason Trump told the governors he can’t help because he doesn’t KNOW WHAT THE FUCK TO DO and neither do most of the people around him.

The people that DO know what do and should be handling a situation like this? Well, he’s fired most of them and muzzled the rest.

“He Senator Graham, what should I do?”
“What do you want to do?”

And that short-circuits Trump.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:43:44pm

You are what you eat, Juanita Jean’s in answer to John Cornyn’s racist post of yesterday.

Don’t get prissy, John. If you’ve ever eaten chili that you didn’t make yourself, you have no idea what you’ve eaten.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:44:07pm

If Trump would just pay every American $36K, it might start buying everyone off.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:44:12pm

FROM BELOW:

re: #553 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Just posted this; I’m starting to see a the discussion in comment threads on Breitbart move from theoretical discussions of mass-murdering liberals … to more overt statements of intended action.

Trump’s supporters can no more sustain the destruction of the lie they’ve been telling themselves than Trump can sustain that blow to his man-baby ego. The alternative is the nationwide bloodbath they’ve longed for.

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It will collapse on them, but most of them aren’t going to turn into violent people. There will be no conservative revolution, no matter what the Breitbarters hope for. Eventually, the deaths around them and the economic issues will break through, just like the economic issues did in 2008.

Trump supporters are itching to get it on. And as always, “I hate Illinois Nazis.”
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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:44:21pm

Trump knows exactly nothing outside of his personal experience, so when one of his hotels needs additional staff in a hurry he just goes to the temp agency. He thinks this is how you get the top experts working for you too. It’s just the same as calling the temp agency and saying you need another 20 housekeepers for the next 3 days. And nobody will tell him anything different.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:45:51pm

re: #10 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Thanks. You included mine.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:46:05pm

Social norms are incredibly hard to adjust, but saving our Valley means starting now. Psychologically, when things feel safe at home, we feel safe in general. Don’t be fooled. Everything non-essential has to stop or close for now. It also means we have to cancel everything, and that goes against who we are as humans. This means no more dinners with friends, casual kid Nerf gun wars in the neighborhood, or basketball at the park. It’s going to be hard and feel wrong on many levels. But, it’s supposed to be hard because we are fighting a war of life and death right now. Not tomorrow, but now. It’s time to wake up. Sacrifices must be made, or we will lose people we know and love. At this moment, the focus must be on keeping lots of people from dying. Every three days, the number of infected individuals will continue to double unless social isolation is adopted by everyone here.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:46:11pm

re: #11 Skip Intro

Trump knows exactly nothing outside of his personal experience, so when one of his hotels needs additional staff in a hurry he just goes to the temp agency. He thinks this is how you get the top experts working for you too. It’s just the same as calling the temp agency and saying you need another 20 housekeepers for the next 3 days. And nobody will tell him anything different.

Hell he brags about how he refuses to listen to experts. There’s a lot I despise about Trump but I think the thing that makes me despise him the most as President is his refusal to listen to anything or anyone other than himself or anyone who is only interested in appeasing his ego. Hell we already know he’s refused to meet with Pelosi because he has a stick up his ass because she rightfully impeached him.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:46:38pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:47:13pm

re: #10 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

FROM BELOW:

re: #553 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

Just posted this; I’m starting to see a the discussion in comment threads on Breitbart move from theoretical discussions of mass-murdering liberals … to more overt statements of intended action.

Trump’s supporters can no more sustain the destruction of the lie they’ve been telling themselves than Trump can sustain that blow to his man-baby ego. The alternative is the nationwide bloodbath they’ve longed for.

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It will collapse on them, but most of them aren’t going to turn into violent people. There will be no conservative revolution, no matter what the Breitbarters hope for. Eventually, the deaths around them and the economic issues will break through, just like the economic issues did in 2008.

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They just seem in a huge bubble. I’ve seen it with my own two eyes on social media.

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:47:40pm

Meanwhile, Trumpland continues its complete destruction of the US government.

Acting counterterrorism center head fired, according to former U.S. officials

The acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center was fired Wednesday night in what insiders fear is a purge by the Trump administration of career professionals at an organization set up after 9/11 to protect the nation from attacks, according to two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter.

Russell E. Travers, a highly-regarded career professional with more than 40 years of government service, was fired by acting director of national intelligence Richard Grenell, according to one former official, who like others interviewed for this story spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

Travers, who took up the acting position last August, has been resistant to pressure to make personnel cuts at the center, which has been undergoing a review of its mission and effectiveness.

Also removed at NCTC was Travers’s acting deputy, Peter W. Hall, who is said to be returning to the National Security Agency, according to the two individuals, who like others interviewed for this story spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

washingtonpost.com

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:47:55pm

Panic buying has abated everywhere around here except one place: the local gun dealer. Its huge parking lot has been full every day this week.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:48:12pm

Still working in the office with about 2/3 of the staff working from home. There are now signs in the 5’ x 8’ elevators that state that they have a maximum of two occupants. One of the other people who’s working from the office sits about 10 feet away from me in the cubicle across the aisle. We’re not talking much.

Excuse me for saying this, but I hope Trump is one of the millions of people who catch it.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:48:13pm

re: #13 teleskiguy

He is absolutely correct. Now let’s get people to listen.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:48:27pm

NY has issued new updated count. 4158 cases (1000+ new adds). 21 dead. That’s 0.5% mortality rate or 5x the seasonal flu. Good news - lower mortality rate than Italy. Bad news, the number of cases is accelerating and doubling faster than 2.5 days in NY. NYC cases more than doubled in a single day (more testing is playing a role in this).

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:48:55pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:48:59pm

500 pt font because he’s too vain to be seen in public wearing glasses. Has anyone even told him that wearing glasses would make him look MORE NORMAL than his squinty, baggy, white-mask eyes?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:49:50pm

they think we’re hiding a vaccine

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:50:20pm

re: #4 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Will you stop saying that? It’s not just that. It’s getting Asian Americans attacked by racist assholes. It hasn’t distracted at all from his failings either. In fact, I think it’s amplifying that.

The stochiastic terror he is inciting is another reason.

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gwangung  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:51:57pm

re: #25 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The stochiastic terror he is inciting is another reason.

Kinda primary for some of us.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:52:11pm

re: #25 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The stochiastic terror he is inciting is another reason.

It’s the only reason. Or maybe you forgot that Stephen Miller is his chief adviser.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:53:53pm

re: #22 gocart mozart

OAN asked Trump if the term “Chinese food” is racist

This is what I meant about it being a distraction to send the discussion spinning off into random irrelevance.

Meanwhile we should be talking about all the things Trump is not doing that he should and the things he is doing that he should not.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:54:23pm

This is what Lubbock’s “Mr. Conservative” is referring to when he says that Bernie fans want to start guillotining Republicans. Tasteless? Maybe. A serious proposal? A batshit lie, as usual.

(Note “Bourgeois Billy” action figure.)

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:54:53pm

re: #24 Backwoods_Sleuth

Max Brooks was wrong.

We aren’t going to survive the zombie apocalypse. We’re doomed the moment the worst people in the world take office and are completely unqualified and unprepared to do so.

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marcusgorillius  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:55:20pm

Every day from now till Election Day someone should run a loop of him saying it was a democratic hoax and it will all go away. Stupid son of a bitch is costing lives and trillions of dollars in lost retirement money because of his arrogance. Fuck him

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:55:35pm

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This is what I meant about it being a distraction to send the discussion spinning off into random irrelevance.

Meanwhile we should be talking about all the things Trump is not doing that he should and the things he is doing that he should not.

Okay, I’m going to tell you once again very nicely this time. It’s not a “discussion.” Asian Americans are being attacked in this country because of his and his allies’ rhetoric about how this is a “Chinese disease.” Likewise, Americans are being put in danger because of President Xi’s propaganda. We are talking about the things Trump is not doing. We’re capable of chewing gum and wading through tan spray Mar al Lago bullshit at the same time.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:56:41pm

re: #31 marcusgorillius

Every day from now till Election Day someone should run a loop of him saying it was a democratic hoax and it will all go away. Stupid son of a bitch is costing lives and trillions of dollars in lost retirement money because of his arrogance. Fuck him

Combine that with him giving himself a ten. This stupid son of a bitch needs to go on trial after all this. He needed to do so before this. He definitely does now.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:59:17pm

re: #11 Skip Intro

Trump knows exactly nothing outside of his personal experience, so when one of his hotels needs additional staff in a hurry he just goes to the temp agency. He thinks this is how you get the top experts working for you too. It’s just the same as calling the temp agency and saying you need another 20 housekeepers for the next 3 days. And nobody will tell him anything different.

Which fires in nicely with his “we’ll get the pointy- headed boffins when we need them, why pay to have them sir around doing ‘nothing’?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:59:19pm

re: #32 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Okay, I’m going to tell you once again very nicely this time. It’s not a “discussion.” Asian Americans are being attacked in this country because of his and his allies’ rhetoric about how this is a “Chinese disease.” Likewise, Americans are being put in danger because of President Xi’s propaganda. We are talking about the things Trump is not doing. We’re capable of chewing gum and wading through tan spray Mar al Lago bullshit at the same time.

I agree that it is probably that fucking perverse bastard Miller behind it, that it serves the purpose of distraction, of directing blame at a “foreign dictatorship” and implies that there are domestic traitors as well.

And the more time the press goes around in circles on it, the more it frees up Trump to get away with doing an execrable job.

The fact that it will lead to people getting attacked is just another source of delight to Miller.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 12:59:23pm

One thing a leader should not be doing in a crisis and the media is talking about this is how Trump in his infinite wisdom is going after the nation’s governors.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:00:19pm
A Richarson man who was found dead in his home was confirmed to have COVID-19, Dallas County officials said Thursday.

The man was in his 60s and did not have chronic health conditions, according to officials.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner confirmed the man had the novel coronavirus.

wfaa.com

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:02:28pm

The screeching monkeys over at Breitbart are working themselves into a murderous lather.

There is far, far worse over there.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:03:00pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:04:17pm

re: #38 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The screeching monkeys over at Breitbart are working themselves into a murderous lather.

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Trump’s forgotten Americans. Impotent man children of rage who want to kill a 90+ year old man who has done more to oppose totalitarianism than any of them ever have because they’re too busy licking Trump’s boots.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:05:00pm

re: #8 retired cynic

You are what you eat, Juanita Jean’s in answer to John Cornyn’s racist post of yesterday.

Don’t get prissy, John. If you’ve ever eaten chili that you didn’t make yourself, you have no idea what you’ve eaten.

‘western omelet’ anywhere = floor sweepings

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:05:09pm

re: #37 Belafon

Once it gets into the nursing home/adult living community setting, it’s a recipe for disaster.

It’s only a matter of time before it sweeps through the active adult communities and retirement communities in places like the Carolinas, Arizona, and Florida.

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lizardofid  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:05:21pm

re: #37 Belafon

wfaa.com

I don’t know if you’ve mention it Belafon, but I feel lucky to have County Judge Clay Jenkins in charge of Dallas County right now. Someday, I wouldn’t mind seeing him Governor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:06:03pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:06:09pm

Big day on Wall Street
20,087.47 +188.55 (+0.95%)

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:06:46pm

Update from United Hatzalah head Eli Beer:

If you want to do something more substantial than “thoughts and prayers” (his name is Eliezer Yehudah ben Chaya for everyone who thinks and prays) please consider a donation to United Hatzalah. They have clinics and EMS teams all over the world, including most US cities, and have set up testing sites all over New York City, Miami, and elsewhere.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:06:55pm

re: #39 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am from PA and I think Charles Schumer is on the right track. We could use more like him.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:08:15pm

re: #28 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:08:57pm

I decided to take a stroll down to the local community FB page to see what’s shakin’. It’s a red-leaning town, but was pleased to see that we elected a Dem for our state rep in a special election because the “Republican” is actually a member of the Free State Project meant to take over NH govt and create some kind of Libertarian utopia free of the need to pay for police or teachers. That’s even too much for our Trump supporters.

But on coronavirus, there was definitely the “Trump is working his butt off for all Americans!” and when countered with clear evidence that it isn’t true the overwhelming response was “well, now’s not the time for politics; you guys hate Trump so much that you won’t even come together as Americans to support him.” I don’t think that fever’s gonna break.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:09:21pm

re: #38 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The screeching monkeys over at Breitbart are working themselves into a murderous lather.

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They’ll scuttle back to their caves and swamps as soon as they realize they don’t have all the guns.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:09:58pm

re: #45 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Big day on Wall Street
20,087.47 +188.55 (+0.95%)

Correction
20,087.19 +188.27 (+0.95%)

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:10:08pm

re: #40 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump’s forgotten Americans. Impotent man children of rage who want to kill a 90+ year old man who has done more to oppose totalitarianism than any of them ever have because they’re too busy licking Trump’s boots.

The worst is reserved for Rick Wilson, who apparently made a joke about Melania, saying #BeInfected, and they’re all fantasizing about all the ways they’re going to torture him to death for daring to make a joke about Tennis-Court Barbie.

It’s like the scene from Django Unchained, where Sam Jackson talks about all the ways they want to kill Django

YouTube

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:10:09pm

Nelba is a Newtown mom

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:10:47pm

re: #44 Backwoods_Sleuth

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serious question

so is this just some ‘confusion’ or misunderstanding between parts of govt?

or did trump just pull it out of his ass, like the masks and the website and….

and so the fda had to ….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:12:08pm

re: #54 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

serious question

so is this just some ‘confusion’ or misunderstanding between parts of govt?

or did trump just pull it out of his ass, like the masks and the website and….

and so the fda had to ….

pulled it out of his ass…or Jared’s…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:12:19pm

re: #52 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The worst is reserved for Rick Wilson, who apparently made a joke about Melania, saying #BeInfected, and they’re all fantasizing about all the ways they’re going to torture him to death for daring to make a joke about Tennis-Court Barbie.

It’s like the scene from Django Unchained, where Sam Jackson talks about all the ways they want to kill Django

[Embedded content]

Video

There’s a sick element of authoritarian mindsets that the Age of Trump has revealed in our society. I mean it’s always been here. It’s not new but it’s top-bottom. Trump gives them permission to embrace their inner authoritarian. TBH Trumpism has made me embrace my inner lower caes- democrat more than ever.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:13:35pm

re: #31 marcusgorillius

Every day from now till Election Day someone should run a loop of him saying it was a democratic hoax and it will all go away. Stupid son of a bitch is costing lives and trillions of dollars in lost retirement money because of his arrogance. Fuck him

“When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

- Donald Trump, February 28, 2020.

And this is something he said ON CAMERA.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:14:09pm

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Nelba is a Newtown mom

i try to do this every day
pandemic or not

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:14:59pm

re: #56 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You’re on a roll today, Lefty. Keep it up.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:15:30pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:16:02pm

re: #57 Eclectic Cyborg

“”When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”

- Donald Trump, February 28, 2020.

I think voice-over of that with a map of the number of cases going up would be a great ad. He didn’t care about this because public health issues weren’t fun to him. That is I guess until Miller told him he could just blame it on the Chinese and all would be fine. Chinese government seems to be happy to return favor too. We’re going to have a diplomatic mess on our hands when this is over with. I have no use for President Xi or his government but Trump sabotaged shit big time there and he’s going to get the people to rally around Xi and against our government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:16:21pm

lots of good things in her TL

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:17:41pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:18:11pm

re: #58 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

I was actually thinking about this earlier today because it helps to lift my spirits.

Oddly enough, one of the things on my list was to go out and have a really fucking good steak dinner somewhere.

Also, get better at telling people how fond I am of them and what they mean to me.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:21:17pm

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:21:34pm

re: #64 Eclectic Cyborg

I was actually thinking about this earlier today because it helps to lift my spirits.

Oddly enough, one of the things on my list was to go out and have a really fucking good steak dinner somewhere.

Also, get better at telling people how fond I am of them and what they mean to me.

For me, it’s going to be the outdoors. Went on a short walk this morning to a local creek. Didn’t even bring the dog. Just wanted myself and some music and time to think. Told my Dad that the first thing I’m doing when things get back to normal is go swimming somewhere. Doesn’t matter if it’s a pool, a river, lake, or the ocean. I also have my window open now for fresh air.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:21:49pm

How does it make you feel to have a Secretary of Treasury who built his fortune on the mis-fortune of others at this specific time?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:22:06pm
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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:24:53pm

re: #21 lawhawk

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:26:13pm

re: #64 Eclectic Cyborg

I was actually thinking about this earlier today because it helps to lift my spirits.

Oddly enough, one of the things on my list was to go out and have a really fucking good steak dinner somewhere.

Also, get better at telling people how fond I am of them and what they mean to me.

a crisis creates a stark contrast to every day reality
one of the “weird tricks”(tm) to a happy life is to cultivate that feeling when not in a crisis.
to be thankful for and do as much justice to the miraculous gift of your existence *every day*. even the ‘ordinary’ ones.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:26:33pm

re: #64 Eclectic Cyborg

…get better at telling people how fond I am of them and what they mean to me.

That’s a big one. I don’t think I made that clear enough with my father and it is too late to fix it.

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Interesting Times  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:27:59pm
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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:29:16pm

I love that legal twitter has suddenly turned into public health twitter and all the bots are now suddenly public health experts who know that France is testing antimalarials against covid19 and those studies are promising.

I work with numbers. Math is part of my job. I know basic statistics and logic and reasoning. We have a math problem to solve for (to prevent).

With set number of beds, how long before you have a pandemic that overwhelms those beds and mortality climbs. How do you minimize the body count. Everything Trump’s done has ceded time and not mobilized the powers of the government to act.

The single most important thing to do is aggressively test, and we lost six weeks of time.

Now, Cuomo is warning that by end of next month, it’ll overwhelm the state, even with the measures now in place. That’s just NY.

Other states will follow, and many of those haven’t been as aggressive in shutting things down. Florida and Texas in particular.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:30:06pm

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has tested positive for Coronavirus.

He’s 55. Not sure if he has any underlying conditions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:33:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:35:39pm

re: #75 Backwoods_Sleuth

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started with this

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:36:52pm

re: #38 Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)

The screeching monkeys over at Breitbart are working themselves into a murderous lather.

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“Globalist nazi” ? Isn’t that about as big of a oxymoron as is humanly possible?

What next? A socialist oligarch?

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:37:55pm

re: #76 Backwoods_Sleuth

Carnival, which owns everyone from Carnival to Cunard to Holland America and Costa, flags all their ships in places like Liberia or Bermuda to avoid American regulation and taxes. That is it.

The company purposefully flags them overseas as a matter of convenience and expediency to avoid regulation that might cut into their bottom line - like health and safety regulations.

Things that might come in handy to prevent outbreaks.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:37:59pm
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:40:52pm

re: #78 lawhawk

Carnival, which owns everyone from Carnival to Cunard to Holland America and Costa, flags all their ships in places like Liberia or Bermuda to avoid American regulation and taxes. That is it.

The company purposefully flags them overseas as a matter of convenience and expediency to avoid regulation that might cut into their bottom line - like health and safety regulations.

Things that might come in handy to prevent outbreaks.

so talk to those countries

talking to the US you might as well petition any (ok every) country other than where you’re flagged.

i live in florida, but I want NY to send me a tax refund

none of these ‘business’ decisions ever matter. until they do.

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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:40:56pm

re: #73 lawhawk

I love that legal twitter has suddenly turned into public health twitter and all the bots are now suddenly public health experts who know that France is testing antimalarials against covid19 and those studies are promising.

I work with numbers. Math is part of my job. I know basic statistics and logic and reasoning. We have a math problem to solve for (to prevent).

With set number of beds, how long before you have a pandemic that overwhelms those beds and mortality climbs. How do you minimize the body count. Everything Trump’s done has ceded time and not mobilized the powers of the government to act.

The single most important thing to do is aggressively test, and we lost six weeks of time.

Now, Cuomo is warning that by end of next month, it’ll overwhelm the state, even with the measures now in place. That’s just NY.

Other states will follow, and many of those haven’t been as aggressive in shutting things down. Florida and Texas in particular.

The People’s Republic of Travis County shut everything down on Wednesday at noon. Many places in Texas have not. They’ll pay for it. Every day counts.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:42:42pm

corporations, yup
people? not so much

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told his Republican colleagues that he is trying to convince President Trump to oppose direct payments to families in the Phase Three Senate bill in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Politico reports.

New White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is also opposed to direct payments.

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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:43:01pm

re: #78 lawhawk

Carnival, which owns everyone from Carnival to Cunard to Holland America and Costa, flags all their ships in places like Liberia or Bermuda to avoid American regulation and taxes. That is it.

The company purposefully flags them overseas as a matter of convenience and expediency to avoid regulation that might cut into their bottom line - like health and safety regulations.

Things that might come in handy to prevent outbreaks.

I am a customer of Fred’s Insurance Company because they are cheap but when I need to make a claim I call Prudential.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:43:12pm

re: #77 Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos

“Globalist nazi” ? Isn’t that about as big of a oxymoron as is humanly possible?

What next? A socialist oligarch?

Remember when they used to call Obama a ‘secular Muslim?’ Like that.

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Mescalero09  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:43:51pm

Remember Trump saying he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and walk?
He’s proving that to be true.
He will kill thousands.
And walk.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:45:32pm

re: #85 Mescalero09

Remember Trump saying he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and walk?
He’s proving that to be true.
He will kill thousands.
And walk.

I always hoped to see Trump brought down in spectacular fashion…but not like this.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:46:11pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

I will take it any way we get it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:46:21pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:47:20pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ll be damned.

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:47:40pm

re: #16 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They just seem in a huge bubble. I’ve seen it with my own two eyes on social media.

Sorry, but I see some movement on my irony meter when reading this statement.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:48:07pm
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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:48:30pm

re: #86 Eclectic Cyborg

I always hoped to see Trump brought down in spectacular fashion…but not like this.

Just a reminder that if you plant ice, you’ll harvest wind.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:52:06pm

re: #85 Mescalero09

Millions.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:52:23pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:54:08pm
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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:54:09pm

Hope Dana Bash and others are fucking embarrassed for their praise of Trump’s change in tone earlier this week.

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Mescalero09  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:55:53pm

re: #96 bratwurst

Hope Dana Bash and others are fucking embarrassed for their praise of Trump’s change in tone earlier this week.

That would take a conscience.
So…..
Nope.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:56:27pm

I’m half chinese. If anyone fucks with me over this, they’re in for a beating.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:58:37pm

re: #98 GlutenFreeJesus

My step-mother is Chinese. Those who give heck will be getting verbal heck.

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gwangung  Mar 19, 2020 • 1:59:18pm

re: #98 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m half chinese. If anyone fucks with me over this, they’re in for a beating.

Right behind you. Banding together.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:02:20pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:03:20pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

I am not surprised at all. This is the type of person DT is.

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KGxvi  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:03:58pm

re: #95 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

The Republicans trusting Trump more than everyone else but being mostly in line on state officials and public health officials is staggering.

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garzooma  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:07:12pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Today, MA governor Charlie Baker tells Trump his state tried to bid on supplies — but was outbid by the federal govt.

Note that Baker is a Republican.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:07:17pm
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KGxvi  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:08:07pm

Why am I not surprised that the idea of the federal government getting equity in businesses it bails out (including, apparently ones that are not publicly traded) is going over like a wet fart in church?

“One of the ideas is, if we provide assistance, we might take an equity position,” is how Kudlow put it to reporters on Wednesday.

Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, appeared on Yahoo Finance on Thursday and firmly pushed back on that idea.

Asked if giving up equity might make his members hesitant to participate, Timmons said, “the answer is yes. I mean, it’s that simple.”

“I’ve talked to some of the smaller manufacturers as well,” he said. “They’ve said, quite bluntly, look if the federal government is going to attach strings or the federal government wants a piece of this business, I’m not going to do that.”

Kudlow had emphasized to reporters that the idea of government purchases of equity was one of many the Trump administration is considering.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:11:09pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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bratwurst  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:11:16pm

Lock this man up ASAP.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:11:33pm

At least there’s this little bit of good news:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:12:09pm

re: #106 KGxvi

Why am I not surprised that the idea of the federal government getting equity in businesses it bails out (including, apparently ones that are not publicly traded) is going over like a wet fart in church?

Wouldn’t the government having equity in a currently privately held company essentially also open them up to auditing of their books, salaries, etc. going forward?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:12:47pm

Capitalism is literally murdering us.

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:13:45pm

re: #101 Backwoods_Sleuth

Psychopath.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:14:05pm

re: #109 Flying Squirrel Girl

That is what got me to go to my supermarket this morning. My local Acme is open for business. And also a lot of other food stores too.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:14:30pm

re: #108 bratwurst

Lock this man up ASAP.

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And he briefed a bunch of major donors essentially as well while saying nothing in public echoing that level of concern.

I’m certain that if you looked at the donor list and then their stock market activities after that luncheon you’ll not find anything suspicious.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:14:44pm
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KGxvi  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:15:07pm

re: #110 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Wouldn’t the government having equity in a currently privately held company essentially also open them up to auditing of their books, salaries, etc. going forward?

Probably. But it would be an utter nightmare to manage, just from a purely practical standpoint. If a corporation has to hold it’s annual shareholders meeting, and that would now require someone from the federal government being there… that’s a huge headache that I’m not even sure the government wants to deal with.

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Skip Intro  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:16:12pm

re: #106 KGxvi

Why am I not surprised that the idea of the federal government getting equity in businesses it bails out (including, apparently ones that are not publicly traded) is going over like a wet fart in church?

This is what is called a shakedown, plain and simple, buy the Trump crime family.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:17:19pm

re: #98 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m half chinese. If anyone fucks with me over this, they’re in for a beating.

I made a point of waving and inquiring about the wellbeing of the Chinese family across the street. We need to be as kind as possible to the vulnerable among us.

God damn Trump so much!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:17:54pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

Yes we do.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:23:02pm

re: #98 GlutenFreeJesus

I’m half chinese. If anyone fucks with me over this, they’re in for a beating.

I wrote a couple of weeks ago here about being in a music store and an employee talk about how an Asian-American member of his ensemble experienced someone in a supermarket say “get away from me.” I mentioned it to my wife, who is Japanese, and she said that she would say, “I’ll stay away; I’m afraid stupidity may be infectious.” Then she said, “Ok, I’d think about saying it; I’d never actually say it.”

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:23:14pm

Feature writers gotta write. The Minneapolis Strib has a story about how 15 of their fave restaurants are dealing with pick up/take out food.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:23:56pm

re: #118 goddamnedfrank

There are a handful of Asian families on my street. I love my neighborhood. We all get along. Even the neighbors that keep more to themselves.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:24:22pm

re: #121 stpaulbear

Feature writers gotta write. The Minneapolis Strib has a story about how 15 of their fave restaurants are dealing with pick up/take out food.

Cover story on the Concord Monitor (our local) today as well.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:25:18pm

They’re ALL fucking crooks and villains!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:26:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:28:36pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

They’re ALL fucking crooks and villains!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:30:50pm

Kentucky

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:33:43pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

They’re ALL fucking crooks and villains!

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I’m sure the Senate Ethics Committee will be right on this at the behest of Senator McConnell.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:33:55pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:36:55pm

re: #129 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only way that DT will allow the DOD to do all of that testing is for him to be shamed into doing it.

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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:38:04pm

I’M GONNA SCREAM.

My company still has us working in the office (required), even though my entire department’s job is completely online and can easily be done from home (Texas, of course). We just got an email that one of our underwriters will be having lunch delivered for all of us tomorrow from Olive Garden. You know, big aluminum trays of food that WE ALL SERVE OURSELVES USING THE SAME UTENSILS. I responded and said please don’t count me in, I will be eating my lunch at home.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:38:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:40:06pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:40:41pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:41:06pm

It was only one week ago today that MLB cancelled their spring training. Most bars and restaurants around the country were still open.

Point being our lockdown/social distancing efforts just haven’t been in place long enough to have much of an impact.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:42:02pm

re: #131 Flying Squirrel Girl

I’M GONNA SCREAM.

My company still has us working in the office (required), even though my entire department’s job is completely online and can easily be done from home (Texas, of course). We just got an email that one of our underwriters will be having lunch delivered for all of us tomorrow from Olive Garden. You know, big aluminum trays of food that WE ALL SERVE OURSELVES USING THE SAME UTENSILS. I responded and said please don’t count me in, I will be eating my lunch at home.

Olive Graveyard

… sorry, not funny at all.

Seriously, just consider making up some shit excuse because their entire mindset is prob only 24 hours from changing entirely.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:42:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:43:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:44:49pm
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:44:49pm

re: #130 PhillyPretzel

The only way that DT will allow the DOD to do all of that testing is for him to be shamed into doing it. personally profit somehow

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:45:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:47:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:48:27pm
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DodgerFan1988  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:51:13pm

re: #2 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

This discussion is just a red herring he tossed out because he know it a) “pisses off the liberals” and b) distracts from the abysmal job he is doing in preparing the nation for an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Commit senicide to “trigger the libs” and “drink SJW tears.”

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BeachDem  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:51:51pm

With the coronavirus surging, Trump wants science to move far faster. It can’t

For about 20 minutes on Thursday, President Trump undermined six decades of dogma on the development of safe and effective drugs.

The president’s remarks ran afoul of nearly every established FDA norm — prizing data and evidence over rhetoric, for instance, and avoiding promises, let alone those that can’t be kept.

statnews.com

There aren’t enough suns to capture the heat with which I hate him and his entire sycophantic crime organization.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:53:23pm

re: #145 BeachDem

He wants this problem to go away ASAP so he can take credit for fixing it and get his precious economy back on track.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:55:13pm

re: #146 Eclectic Cyborg

He wants this problem to go away ASAP so he can take credit for fixing it and get his precious economy back on track.

It ain’t going away before it gets worse. Trump failed again in leadership here. No president imo has failed more at it than he has.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:55:27pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:57:04pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:57:27pm

re: #148 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:58:41pm

re: #106 KGxvi

Why am I not surprised that the idea of the federal government getting equity in businesses it bails out (including, apparently ones that are not publicly traded) is going over like a wet fart in church?

It also goes to the orange shit-goblins idea that government is a business. Which it is not. Jebus fuck these people are stupid.

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Targetpractice  Mar 19, 2020 • 2:59:48pm

re: #149 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Ayep, it was just days ago that Donny was bragging on live TV his belief that the virus would be good for the US economy because “They’ll have no choice but to spend their money here!”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:01:23pm

re: #131 Flying Squirrel Girl

I’M GONNA SCREAM.

My company still has us working in the office (required), even though my entire department’s job is completely online and can easily be done from home (Texas, of course). We just got an email that one of our underwriters will be having lunch delivered for all of us tomorrow from Olive Garden. You know, big aluminum trays of food that WE ALL SERVE OURSELVES USING THE SAME UTENSILS. I responded and said please don’t count me in, I will be eating my lunch at home.

And, in a few weeks when you’re the only one in the office while the rest are out sick you’ll get the memo about having a negative comment being put in your personnel file for “not being a team player”.
/

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:02:11pm

re: #133 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Woe to you if you fail to constantly praise the supervisor as well.

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steve_davis  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:02:58pm

re: #37 Belafon

wfaa.com

this is what i worry about. i’m alone. if i start to feel sick, i can’t run off to my sister’s, because my older, smoking brother lives with her at the moment and I don’t want to kill him. I don’t have a thermometer, so for me, there would probably come a time when I would have to be non-delirious enough to actually call 911. Otherwise, I could easily wait too long and find myself some place with no ventilator to spare, or the feeling that I’m already dead so why bother.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:03:02pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:04:14pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like our gal.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:05:07pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:07:00pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:07:50pm
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steve_davis  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:08:36pm

re: #51 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Correction
20,087.19 +188.27 (+0.95%)

and i still wound up down another 600 bucks. life is grand.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:09:39pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:09:52pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:11:30pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:14:26pm

Well one sorta good thing this evening: I’ve got a pair of vintage JBL speakers in the shop having the crossovers rebuilt. They’re about a week overdue, so I called the shop and found out they’re working on them right now. I can go pick them up on Saturday, and then they’re closing the shop until further notice. When everything gets shut down, at least I’ll have my killer speakers for the hi-fi.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:14:54pm
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:15:54pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

My heart aches for these people; so many I know who are barely hanging on…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:16:20pm
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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:17:51pm

Senate Republicans unveil massive coronavirus bill that would include cash payments

WASHINGTON — Sen. Mitch McConnell on Thursday released the Republican proposal for a massive emergency coronavirus stimulus bill, which includes direct cash payments for some Americans.

The proposal, expected to cost around $1 trillion, calls for direct payments on a tiered scale. Individuals making $75,000 based on a 2018 tax return would be eligible for $1,200 payments, or $2,400 for couples filing jointly.

The payments would decrease for those making more than $75,000, with an income cap of $99,000 per individual or $198,000 for couples. The payments will also increase $500 for each child a person or couple has.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:17:57pm

This asshole belongs in jail.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:18:37pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

Goddamn.

Already at 10% unemployment?

Great Depression peaked at 33%. Wonder how much higher we’ll go?

At what point do the tumbrils & guillotines come out?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:29:14pm
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Dread Pirate  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:29:35pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:29:51pm

New Bob Cesca podcast is now up.

Put Dat Cookie Down — NSFW! Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson are here today; Stephanie Miller’s Patreon; Tulsi drops out and endorses Joe Biden; Coronavirus news; Trump signs House bill with sick leave and unemployment benefits; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hilarious isolation videos; Trump’s horrendous press conferences; OAN and Chinese Virus; Dana Bash falls for Trump’s football trick again; Hydroxychloroquin; Trump’s non-joke joke about the press; Good news about cures; Disinformation and some guy on the internet; Don Junior’s latest conspiracy theory; The economy continues to melt down; With music by Richard Turgeon and Kaz; and more!

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:31:32pm

re: #34 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Which fires in nicely with his “we’ll get the pointy- headed boffins when we need them, why pay to have them sir around doing ‘nothing’?”

Yes, doing nothing but sitting around working through scenarios such as these. Figuring out the best way to handle them. Planning logistics. So when the shit is coming it is all planned out, coordinated and ready to execute. But who needs something like that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:31:56pm
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SteelPH  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:32:26pm

It does my heart to see Senator Burr get ratio’d to all hell on his timeline.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:32:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:32:49pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:34:14pm

Not to discount what Burr did, but I mean how “Inside” was the info really? Anyone with a functioning brain and knowledge of how viruses spread could have figured out shit was about to go down and make financial decisions accordingly.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:36:03pm

re: #179 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not just DT, but his whole dam-family.

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KGxvi  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:36:05pm

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Not to discount what Burr did, but I mean how “Inside” was the info really? Anyone with a functioning brain and knowledge of how viruses spread could have figured out shit was about to go down and make financial decisions accordingly.

It comes down to whether the “classified” briefing involved more info than the general public has.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:36:15pm

re: #180 Eclectic Cyborg

Not to discount what Burr did, but I mean how “Inside” was the info really? Anyone with a functioning brain and knowledge of how viruses spread could have figured out shit was about to go down and make financial decisions accordingly.

WE didn’t know how bad the experts thought it would be. He did. He used his position in the senate to make money and not help those he works for. He should be banished just for that.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:37:34pm

re: #182 KGxvi

It comes down to whether the “classified” briefing involved more info than the general public has.

It did. Why the hell else was it “classified”.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:38:18pm

re: #184 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Because DT didn’t want anyone to know how badly he was screwing up. As if we didn’t know.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:38:36pm

re: #182 KGxvi

It comes down to whether the “classified” briefing involved more info than the general public has.

Narrator’s Voice: It did.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:38:45pm

re: #182 KGxvi

It comes down to whether the “classified” briefing involved more info than the general public has.

That makes sense, thanks.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:39:25pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:39:43pm

re: #183 I Would Prefer Not To

WE didn’t know how bad the experts thought it would be. He did. He used his position in the senate to make money and not help those he works for. He should be banished just for that.

And ethics is about behaving correctly as a default, not working out exactly where the line between legal and illegal is and then cozying right up against it.

And at to this that he was telling wealthy donors how bad it was going to get while remaining mum about it in public statements. A double standard favoring the wealthy is not something we want in that position.

I don’t like his politics in general, but also will note that if this was a liberal Democrat doing it I think they should resign and/or be investigated as well.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:40:32pm

re: #178 gocart mozart

She’s one of my favorite authors.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:41:23pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:41:40pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:41:48pm
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:43:10pm

re: #185 retired cynic

Because DT didn’t want anyone to know how badly he was screwing up. As if we didn’t know.

Yep.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:43:35pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:45:10pm

This Video is better than the one I posted yesterday.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:45:14pm

re: #193 goddamnedfrank

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It doesn’t matter if he pulled out or not. He’s been shooting blanks for years.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:46:37pm
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Sherlock Hound  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:46:41pm

re: #132 goddamnedfrank

Welcome to my world. Long ago (2015 or so), SSI recipients received COLA (cost of living adjustment) payments every other year or so.

Now, the only COLA I get is at the supermarket. Warren proposed, amongst many other proposals, to reform SSI. Long overdue.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:49:42pm

I wonder how much it would cost for us to get Chris Evans to dress up as Captain America and punch Trump in the face?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:50:29pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:51:08pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

And it is beautiful. :)

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:53:59pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:54:33pm

WOO-HOO
We’re in the game now
side note: My apartment complex leasing office closed indefinitely this morning
Last week the closed the gym and office center, that they had opened like a week prior.
Only emergency maintenance is available
I think the news of the outbreak in a local nursing home (apparently, we have our first death here in JAX too) scared the crap out of them

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 3:59:52pm

Shocked, shocked I say

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:02:17pm
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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:02:34pm

I have subscribed to AramcoWorld for decades (we bred Arab horses), and it is a wonderful magazine that covers the Muslim world. It is also free, and the online assets are beautiful. Got an email from them today:

As many of us worldwide begin to alter our familiar routines to protect public health, we would like to highlight for you AramcoWorld’s free educational online resources: in-depth, award-winning feature articles; Classroom Guides; video channel, and our collections of recipes and book reviews. We offer them in hope they prove both enjoyable and useful—especially to students and families temporarily adapting to all-digital learning. Now in its 71st year, AramcoWorld contributes to cross-cultural understanding by broadening knowledge of the histories, cultures and geography of the Arab and Muslim worlds and their global connections. We hope these resources bring you enjoyment and knowledge in the days to come.

You can just start looking through the issues here: aramcoworld.com

Videos:
aramcoworld.com

Recipes:
aramcoworld.com

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:08:11pm

re: #204 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

WOO-HOO
We’re in the game now
side note: My apartment complex leasing office closed indefinitely this morning
Last week the closed the gym and office center, that they had opened like a week prior.
Only emergency maintenance is available
I think the news of the outbreak in a local nursing home (apparently, we have our first death here in JAX too) scared the crap out of them

[Embedded content]

I’m on the waiting list for a senior co-op complex. They started sending their monthly newsletters to everyone on the list. I have a feeling I might not get the next one but I really want to see what they’re doing to help keep people from spreading the virus. The co-op has 100 units and all kinds of shared facilities. Even the laundry rooms are shared.

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Jay C  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:08:25pm

re: #205 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Shocked, shocked I say

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Heh.
So what’s Burr’s “rationale” about the rules against this sort of insider trading? He didn’t vote for the bill, so he shouldn’t have to obey its restrictions???

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Teddy's Person  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:09:54pm

re: #209 Jay C

Heh.
So what’s Burr’s “rationale” about the rules against this sort of insider trading? He didn’t vote for the bill, so he shouldn’t have to obey its restrictions???

Oh, you know, the standard IOKIYAR.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:14:03pm

re: #208 stpaulbear

I’m on the waiting list for a senior co-op complex. They started sending their monthly newsletters to everyone on the list. I have a feeling I might not get the next one but I’m really want to see what they’re doing to help keep people from spreading the virus. The co-op has 100 units and all kinds of shared facilities. Even the laundry rooms are shared.

My complex has something like 400 units.
One laundry room (which they did not close [but may have restricted hours, which would seem counter productive])
though. most of the 3 bedroom and townhouse units have washer/dryer connections

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:14:13pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:18:57pm

OK, if that image doesn’t jar people to their senses, I don’t know what will.
Maybe mass graves?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:19:47pm

Just finished watching Green Book.

Very good.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:20:01pm

Willie is streaming a live show from Austin. Deets here.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:24:13pm

Right after I said I would log out, my power died.

It’s snowing like hell here now. I have no idea how long our power will remain on.

I complained to the power company about why we have to sit through a three-minute advert on why we should download their cellphone app on Internet outages without an ability to skip it since we don’t have any cell service around here.

After I reported the power outage, a real person from the electric company called back, telling me they will look into it (translation, fuque off).

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dnlS  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:25:02pm

Here’s the excel. If there’s a mistake, let me know.
drive.google.com

Exponential in IT, US, Germany. US is ‘catching’ up today as testing comes online.

The doubling rate is not good. Italy’s changes have helped. US had bad data at first due to lack of testing. From an exponential fit, the previous 3 days and that day are the points.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:27:32pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:27:53pm

What happens in Vegas…
Apparently ain’t happening anymore

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:29:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:29:49pm

fuck off, moron

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:30:03pm

re: #219 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

What happens in Vegas…
Apparently ain’t happening anymore

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The Nv brothels must’ve shut down; no other service involves less social distancing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:30:04pm

The State of Nebraska mandated anyone who has travelled anywhere must now quarantine themselves for fourteen days.

All returning travelers, from any international or domestic location, should assume that COVID-19 disease is present at the locations they have visited and traveled through.
All returning travelers, from any international or domestic location, should limit public interactions, practice strict social distancing, self-monitor for symptoms, and self-quarantine for 14 days if feasible.
Returning travelers from regions with widespread sustained transmission (e.g., CDC Level 3 countries - wwwnc.cdc.gov - plus U.S. locales such as Seattle, WA; New York City; and Santa Clara County, CA) should immediately self-quarantine. Regions with widespread sustained transmission should be identified from CDC, state, and local public health websites and from media sources.
IF a returning traveler develops fever or respiratory illness, they need to IMMEDIATELY self-isolate and report to a healthcare provider or local health department.
Individuals unable to observe the 14-day self-quarantine should consult with their local health department about appropriate actions.
Every health care worker who returns from travel should consult with a trained medical professional at their facility (e.g., infection preventionist or physician) and establish a specific infection control protocol (e.g., home quarantine, self-monitoring, PPE while at work) that mitigates patient and co-worker exposures.

More: dhhs.ne.gov

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:31:09pm

Here is the latest from WHYY. Gov Wolf is closing down almost everything. I could not get onto the state’s website.
whyy.org

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:31:26pm
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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:34:13pm

Censoring things that would make Trump look bad is the one smoothly operating function of government.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:34:56pm

what Shelt said ^^

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VegasGolfer  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:35:21pm

re: #219 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

What happens in Vegas…
Apparently ain’t happening anymore

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We drove by Sahara and LV Blvd and it was really quiet. On another note, that idiot Las Vegas mayor Goodman and councilwoman Fiore are gonna get people killed. Wanting businesses to stay open. Luckily the city of Las Vegas is very small and doesn’t cover the strip.

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BeachDem  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:35:27pm

Welp—apparently idiot spring breakers aren’t confined to FL.

myrtlebeachonline.com

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:36:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:36:58pm

Thread, second of three:

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:37:31pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:40:15pm

re: #230 gocart mozart

OK, that was funny

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Mike Lamb  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:41:07pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

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what Shelt said ^^

Burr’s staff is a bunch of fucking morons. It happened before the volatility is his defense?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:43:18pm

re: #18 Barefoot Grin

Panic buying has abated everywhere around here except one place: the local gun dealer. Its huge parking lot has been full every day this week.

Waiting on people from cities to start looking up gun shops on Google Maps and start raining down like locusts on rural villages.

I suppose we can expect a sudden run on our town’s gun shop in the next couple of days.

The general store today is closed until it is restocked; it is completely stripped.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:43:37pm

re: #223 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The State of Nebraska mandated anyone who has travelled anywhere must now quarantine themselves for fourteen days.

More: dhhs.ne.gov

Good. That should be the case everywhere.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:43:47pm
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Florida Panhandler  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:45:07pm

re: #226 jaunte

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Censoring things that would make Trump look bad is the one smoothly operating function of government.

Top of the list of many things to do by the incoming Biden Administration will be to release all documents, recordings, and Emails that the Trump administration shat out for 4 years for everyone to see.

…while simultaneously barring Trump, his family, and any and all former and current administration officials from leaving the country. This especially means Barr and Miller.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:45:57pm

re: #391 The Pie Overlord!

I am so stressed right now only waffles can make me feel better.

Waffles make everything better. Maybe we should have those for dinner. (Waffles are one of the few things I can make. Dust off the Forties waffle maker and crank out a few dozen buckwheat waffles, because they freeze well.)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:46:30pm

re: #217 dnlS

Here’s the excel. If there’s a mistake, let me know.
drive.google.com

Exponential in IT, US, Germany. US is ‘catching’ up today as testing comes online.

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One thing I really hope this horror show produces is a long term boost in people being genuinely interested in math. I got through Calc 2 and have never regretted more how little energy and effort I put into trying to actually understand it.

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:49:07pm

re: #217 dnlS

That’s some solid Spread Sheet Fu, respect.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:50:29pm

re: #111 goddamnedfrank

Capitalism is literally murdering us.

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Enron governmenting

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:51:17pm

re: #208 stpaulbear

I’m on the waiting list for a senior co-op complex. They started sending their monthly newsletters to everyone on the list. I have a feeling I might not get the next one but I really want to see what they’re doing to help keep people from spreading the virus. The co-op has 100 units and all kinds of shared facilities. Even the laundry rooms are shared.

Would it be really morbid to point out the odds of a bunch of vacancies later this year?

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BeachDem  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:52:02pm

While I’d like to believe she did it for the right reasons, they cynic in me (and years of watching opportunistic Nikki in action) says she just wants some good press going forward.

Nikki Haley resigns from Boeing board over company’s request for coronavirus bailout

myrtlebeachonline.com

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:52:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:54:44pm

re: #245 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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9-1-1, I’d like to report a murder

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:57:26pm

Evening Lizardim from the cold and rainy wild north country. Social distancing is having an adverse effect on my kids and wife, but I’m managing to maintain productivity and routine so far. It’s only the first week, though, so we’ll see where we’re at in two months when we start talking recovery plans. How go things among the lizardfolk as the weekend approaches?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 4:58:12pm

re: #449 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

THAT is the question. And fucking A… No test, stay on the damn boat.

Well, quite a few who tested positive were sent here to the National Quarantine Center in Omaha.

The last MV Diamond Princess passenger was released yesterday and sent home (the state paid to send all people home who were quarantined here).

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:00:12pm

re: #247 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Gov Wolf is shutting the state down. Please see my comment upstream.
littlegreenfootballs.com

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:00:41pm

re: #243 sagehen

Would it be really morbid to point out the odds of a bunch of vacancies later this year?

Last Friday I mentioned to a co-worker that maybe I’d move up the list quicker. Before I said it, I told her it was the worst thought that I could ever think. She agreed that it was a horrible thought.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:01:31pm

It’s 70 degrees here, which means the winds are blowing from the southwest, it has been raining all day, and the weather is about to change with a jerk. But for the moment, I did my outside chores, fed the horse, and started the cleanup on the feed shed. The raccoons tore a hole in the roof and made themselves at home, sh*tting all over everything, dumping every container, chowing down on the horse feed. My “son” came and repaired the roof, and blocked off everything with substantial boards. And carried out the highest boards that were covered with coon sh*t. So made a start on the rest of the cleanup. Then took a chair outside to the deck, sat and listened to the birds and frogs and watched the clouds roll past the treetops. Good.

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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:01:58pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:04:28pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:05:57pm

re: #249 PhillyPretzel

Gov Wolf is shutting the state down. Please see my comment upstream.
littlegreenfootballs.com

I did see that. Out here in the wild north country, from the last MDH statistics we have 89 cases out of around 3100 tested. I don’t know if that means we’re quietly having success or if we’re quietly fucked because our testing rate is too low.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:07:08pm

re: #247 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Evening Lizardim from the cold and rainy wild north country. Social distancing is having an adverse effect on my kids and wife, but I’m managing to maintain productivity and routine so far. It’s only the first week, though, so we’ll see where we’re at in two months when we start talking recovery plans. How go things among the lizardfolk as the weekend approaches?

Since I am normally a holler hermit, this hasn’t been much of a trial for me.

Ventured into town today. Not a potato to be found.

Did get a gallon of milk that I’ll divvy up into smaller bottles to freeze.

And filled up the Ranger (haven’t done that since before winter).

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:08:11pm

I feel very sorry for this guy, but he is blaming the wrong people for fucking him over.

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retired cynic  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:12:00pm

Illinois on Thursday afternoon: 3151 tested, 134 new cases, 422 total, 4 deaths.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:14:05pm

Mail from Winn-Dixie
(highlight mine)

Nice to see thoughtful corporate messaging

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:16:28pm

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:16:39pm

re: #258 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Mail from Winn-Dixie
(highlight mine)

[Embedded content]

Nice to see thoughtful corporate messaging

I saw that on FB too. I didn’t think about that since I don’t usually do the shopping, but it makes sense.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:16:39pm
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gocart mozart  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:16:47pm

re: #253 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:17:58pm

The state has closed all the major roads here: I-80 from Pine Bluffs, Wyo. to Ogallala, I-76 from I-80 to the Colorado state line (that’s only two miles), US-30 from Pine Bluffs to Brule, Nebr., US-385 from Sidney to Bridgeport, NE-71 from south of Kimball to Scottsbluff, NE-88 from Bridgeport to the La Grange, Wyo. (the entire highway length).

We’re trapped.

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William Lewis  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:19:47pm

Well, another day of quiet, reading, surfing the net and playing some video games with my son.

Got a notice from my Bishop that our parish will be only having the priest, deacon and one other at the church celebrating. The rest of us are encouraged to read the service in the Book Of Common Prayer at 9:30 (our usual service time) and spiritually partake of the eucharist that way. Those who need Viaticum would, presumably, be assisted by the actual celebrants. Should they be necessary, funerals will be graveside only with a memorial service at a more appropriate time. Weddings, unless there is an overwhelming pastoral necessity, should be postponed. OTOH, our parish registers from the 1918 pandemic show weddings with only 5 present (priest, couple, witnesses) so “there is no new thing under the sun”.

The bishop also actually understands the idea of exponential growth and explicitly gave the finger to the White House and it’s 10 person recommendations as unsafe. This is also the bishop who served as the pastor to veterans at the Anti-Pipeline protests a while back and is a Navy veteran. I often chuckle at how he was elected bishop of our diocese as the “safe”, “conservative” choice.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:20:05pm

re: #263 Anymouse 🌹🎃

The state has closed all the major roads here: I-80 from Pine Bluffs, Wyo. to Ogallala, I-76 from I-80 to the Colorado state line (that’s only two miles), US-30 from Pine Bluffs to Brule, Nebr., US-385 from Sidney to Bridgeport, NE-71 from south of Kimball to Scottsbluff, NE-88 from Bridgeport to the La Grange, Wyo. (the entire highway length).

We’re trapped.

“We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the Bridge and the Second Hall.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:20:28pm

Gov. Pete Ricketts (R) has ordered all the counties around Douglas (Omaha) to close restaurants and bars, except for delivery and take-out. The order is in effect until April 30.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:20:37pm
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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:20:43pm

re: #253 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I loves me some Roy Wood.

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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:22:24pm

re: #268 BigPapa

I loves me some Roy Wood.

He’s hilarious.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:25:25pm
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DodgerFan1988  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:30:29pm
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dnlS  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:30:36pm

The more Covid19 steamrolls ahead, the more I’m like “Shut it down” “Shut it all down now”

Excluding: Grocery, Pharmacy, Hospital, anything providing logistical support - daycare for these works, factories for XYZ, pharma that has some chance of helping. Thats it. Shelter in place.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:31:45pm
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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:32:35pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:33:23pm

So I detect a bit of hoarding instinct in myself… went out this morning to read on a bench on the deserted campus, pick up mail and cash and lunch. Did the reading, passed out some peanuts to the local squirrels, went to do the errands. Arrived home with a box of “day-old” chicken and a couple of biscuits, a half dozen bagels and cream cheese and a large salad. Also lunch. (I kept thinking, “it’s open today, but what about tomorrow?”) Anyway, I can eat all that stuff over the weekend.

Walking through downtown, you could almost think it was a normal, though very light traffic, day. Except for the numbers of businesses that were closed. Enough food service places were open (takeout only) that we’ll probably be able to eat without cooking for a while.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:34:03pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:34:54pm

re: #276 Charles Johnson

Because in this country, crime doesn’t just pay, it gets you elected.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:35:40pm

Well, damn it, I’m gonna have to bite the bullet soon and dig into the bowels of LGF to make HTTPS work site-wide. I may try to do it this weekend, in fact, so here’s an early warning that the site may act weird, but don’t panic. I’ll be working on it.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:35:49pm

Oh, yeah. I do know how to cook, I just don’t like doing it for one — too much repetition in the diet.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:36:39pm

The blizzard warning has expired. It’s still snowing like Hell, Michigan here. It is replaced with a winter weather advisory until tomorrow morning.

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William Lewis  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:36:43pm

re: #265 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

“We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the Bridge and the Second Hall.”

That or this sequence from “A Bridge Too Far”

Maj. Harry Carlyle: Rather interesting development, sir. [to the German] That’s far enough! We can hear you from there!
SS Panzer Officer: My general says there is no point in continuing this fighting! He is willing to discuss a surrender![Short pause; the German waits for an answer, Frost thinks]
Lt. Col. John Frost: Tell him to go to hell.
Maj. Harry Carlyle: We haven’t the proper facilities to take you all prisoner! Sorry!
SS Panzer Officer: [confused] What?
Maj. Harry Carlyle: We’d like to, but we can’t accept your surrender! Was there anything else?[German officer walks off silently]
Lt. Col. John Frost: Right.[the officer returns to Obergruppenführer Bittrich - they converse in German]
SS Panzer Officer: They rejected our surrender offer. What are your orders, Herr General?
Obergruppenführer Bittrich: Flatten Arnhem

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:36:45pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Well, damn it, I’m gonna have to bite the bullet soon and dig into the bowels of LGF to make HTTPS work site-wide. I may try to do it this weekend, in fact, so here’s an early warning that the site may act weird, but don’t panic. I’ll be working on it.

Oh, that’ll be a fun project. What’s the main limitation?

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garzooma  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:37:08pm

re: #274 jaunte

[Embedded content]
Are we sure Trump isn’t intentionally trying to destroy America’s health care system and kill as many people as possible???

Well, we know Putin wants this, and Trump wants Putin’s help to cheat, so it’s fair to say that Trump is conflicted.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:37:48pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:37:50pm

re: #281 William Lewis

That or this sequence from “A Bridge Too Far”

NUTS!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:38:33pm

re: #262 gocart mozart

Turner & Hooch did pretty well for him actually (OK, OK, it was no Bachelor Party)
Now, Joe Versus the Volcano

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:38:53pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Well, damn it, I’m gonna have to bite the bullet soon and dig into the bowels of LGF to make HTTPS work site-wide. I may try to do it this weekend, in fact, so here’s an early warning that the site may act weird, but don’t panic. I’ll be working on it.

Why?

___ Because, Stuff

___ Because, lots of nerdy stuff you don’t want to know

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:40:21pm

So that “self swab” Trump was jabbering about is total bullshit? My utter surprise, let me show you it.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:41:39pm

re: #288 The Pie Overlord!

Yes. DT is a con-man. Once a con and always a con.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:41:58pm

re: #282 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh, that’ll be a fun project. What’s the main limitation?

LGF’s been online so long, there’s just a lot of different kinds of content to go through. The ads are a big one, that section of the code has gotten crazy over the years.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:44:10pm

re: #290 Charles Johnson

LGF’s been online so long, there’s just a lot of different kinds of content to go through. The ads are a big one, that section of the code has gotten crazy over the years.

Legacy code never hurt anybody.

No, wait, that’s a lie. Legacy code never KILLED anybody.

No, wait, that’s a lie too.

Shit.

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:44:59pm

I’m glad you told us Charles. I’m terrified this place will go offline.

Do you have protocols for the posse to ride at dawn if you or Stinky get the Rona?

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:46:13pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:46:27pm

re: #292 BigPapa

You can almost always reach me on Twitter.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:47:14pm

re: #278 Charles Johnson

Well, damn it, I’m gonna have to bite the bullet soon and dig into the bowels of LGF to make HTTPS work site-wide. I may try to do it this weekend, in fact, so here’s an early warning that the site may act weird, but don’t panic. I’ll be working on it.

Thanks for the early warning.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:49:50pm

OK, it would interesting to see who NC Gov. Cooper would pick to fill Sen. Burr’s vacancy should he resign (he won’t)
Cooper would be required to appoint a Republican, and I wonder if they would have to (or be able to) hold a special election in Nov. to fill the seat for the remainder of the term

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:50:40pm

re: #224 PhillyPretzel

Here is the latest from WHYY. Gov Wolf is closing down almost everything. I could not get onto the state’s website.
whyy.org

From article:

Beer distributors will remain open.

Ahhh PA, might not be able to get Jack Daniels but I can have a beer. Oh well, not a beer drinker.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:51:39pm

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

OK, it would interesting to see who NC Gov. Cooper would pick to fill Sen. Burr’s vacancy should he resign (he won’t)
Cooper would be required to appoint a Republican, and I wonder if they would have to (or be able to) hold a special election in Nov. to fill the seat for the remainder of the term

Can Cooper hold the appointment open for a decade or two? Burr was proud of his ability to do so regarding more than one judicial position.
///

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:52:18pm

re: #297 Eventual Carrion

And from beer distributors one can get soda too.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:52:26pm

The main thing in switching to total HTTPS is to make sure everything loads through HTTPS, or the little lock icon will disappear from the address bar and make us sad. So once that’s all straightened out we should be cool.

Unless somebody browses to a 13-year old page somehow, with an embedded video that relied on an early version of Flash, or even used [shudder] Quicktime.

I’m not trying to talk myself out of this, really I’m not.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:55:21pm

re: #227 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

what Shelt said ^^

These people really need better, smarter excuse makers. Problem is it works for those weak of mind, and they are many.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:56:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:56:34pm

It might be easier to just shut down everything before a certain point. Maybe at the point that the latest design was installed. Why am I still keeping that old shit around anyway?

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:57:09pm

re: #230 gocart mozart

[Embedded content]

Well at least he has some toilet paper now

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 5:58:59pm

re: #303 Charles Johnson

It might be easier to just shut down everything before a certain point. Maybe at the point that the latest design was installed. Why am I still keeping that old shit around anyway?

Is there a way that can be rendered to static archives?

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Jay C  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:00:47pm

re: #296 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

OK, it would interesting to see who NC Gov. Cooper would pick to fill Sen. Burr’s vacancy should he resign (he won’t)
Cooper would be required to appoint a Republican, and I wonder if they would have to (or be able to) hold a special election in Nov. to fill the seat for the remainder of the term

According to Ballotpedia, NC follows the system that mandates a gubernatorial replacement for a US Senator has to run again (or presumably someone has to run) at the next general election - which would be this year - the winner of that election serving out the rest of Burr’s term (to 2022).
But all moot, Burr ain’t gonna resign….

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:00:54pm

re: #298 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Can Cooper hold the appointment open for a decade or two? Burr was proud of his ability to do so regarding more than one judicial position.
///

Sarcasm aside, Cooper probably could leave the vacancy unfilled until the special election

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:01:06pm

As expected.
Senator Dumped Up to $1.7 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness

Intelligence Chair Richard Burr’s selloff came around the time he was receiving daily briefings on the health threat. (more at ProPublica)

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:02:03pm

re: #305 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Is there a way that can be rendered to static archives?

Problem is that even static archives will probably break HTTPS in some cases. Anything that references external URLs could do it.

I will have to think on this.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:02:26pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:02:36pm

Oh yeah, another Republican

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:03:04pm

If you need help with your website Charles I cannot recommend this guy enough:
arngren.net

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:04:00pm

On converting a bra to an ersatz face mask:

oPILx7j0EG9LKAC3MJqGg3h5lokFTOiBuAHsNgTR576GcpLEnONyV8KS7OVGDo+v8A24u/dUWf5QCUw2bPKUhLtWzGeUMTqWrbDiDObqzLs/2+eT1rUU7z0NK/sBlKpiymlNwirGIhQ=

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:05:55pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:07:24pm

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

“Until when, Mr. President?”
“November 4th.”

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:08:17pm

re: #308 Anymouse 🌹🎃

That’s sooooo two hours ago.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:08:51pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:10:43pm

Regional West Medical Center’s medical director was on the radio to tell the populace of the Panhandle what’s going on with the virus response here.

kneb.com
(KNEB radio, Scottsbluff, Nebr.)

Additionally, the hospital has now moved their guards outside the hospital to keep people from approaching unless cleared.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:11:57pm

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Desperate to “keep his numbers up” for the election.

Massive unemployment would like see him slaughtered at the polls.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:12:12pm

re: #311 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Oh yeah, another Republican

[Embedded content]

Oh yeah, Loeffler was sworn in 6 Jan. 2020.
Appointed by GA Gov Kemp to serve until the special election in Nov. (her intent is to run for the seat)

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:13:33pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:14:25pm

My head hurts

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:17:46pm

re: #322 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Probably because Burr isn’t one of Carlson’s flaky friends? Burr, for his very real negatives, doesn’t need Fox News as much as some Republicans.

Some of these senior Republicans may be seen as a treat to Trump, if said Republicans ever decided to strike out on their own.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:18:19pm

Damn

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:19:57pm

re: #322 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

My head hurts

[Embedded content]

We’re in the upside down

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:20:57pm

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:21:48pm

re: #299 PhillyPretzel

And from beer distributors one can get soda too.

But I only use soda to mix my Jack Daniels

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:25:43pm

These people are criminals.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:26:31pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:26:53pm

re: #328 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

These people are criminals.

Isn’t she also the wealthiest Senator? I’m sure she just needed to hold on to a extra dollars just in case she doesn’t get elected in November.
///

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:27:16pm

re: #313 Anymouse 🌹🎃

On converting a bra to an ersatz face mask:

[Embedded content]

Should have seen the looks on the faces of the sales people when I was trying to get the one that fit right on my face at Macy’s.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:28:05pm

re: #314 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

He needs to get his Sharpie.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:28:38pm

re: #310 jaunte

She looks kinda like Lara “Princesse de Lamballe” Trump

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:29:15pm

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LA County officials have issued a “safer at home” order for the county, effective midnight tonight.

The order bans all gatherings outside of a single home and will require most businesses that require employees to report for work to shut down.

The move comes just days after six counties in the Bay Area, as well as Orange County, have issued similar shelter in place orders.

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:29:54pm

re: #333 The Pie Overlord!

There’s something about the Hope Hicks eye makeup that makes them all look a bit the same.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:30:27pm

re: #335 jaunte

There’s something about the Hope Hicks eye makeup that makes them all look a bit the same.

Intentionally so. Republicans have a type.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:31:26pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:32:19pm
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:32:41pm

re: #328 DodgerFan1988

[Embedded content]

These people are criminals.

Every. Fucking. One.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:32:59pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:35:44pm

To no one’s surprise, Marsha Blackburn has picked up Trump’s bigot-ball and carried it forward like the good runner that she is.

I don’t know how popular this China-planned-to-destroy-America will play, outside Trump’s hardcore base.

Even when we get to 1k dead/day (unless everyone locks down completely we’re headed to that figure next month), I still don’t know if the Trump strategy of blame-the-Chinese will find resonance in the wider US population.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:35:51pm

For those who didn’t get the “Princesse de Lamballe” reference, she was Marie Antoinette’s BFF. She was so evil to the people (MA was just clueless) she didn’t even make it to the guillotine, the proles dragged her off the tumbrel and beat her to death.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:38:34pm

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:39:13pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:39:48pm

Are there even any parts that a vehicle and a ventilator have in common?

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:41:42pm

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

Are there even any parts that a vehicle and a ventilator have in common?

Nothing like the smell of my old Ford Ranger being pumped into my lungs. The Wife Unit would never kiss me again.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:42:26pm

re: #346 BigPapa

Nothing like the smell of my old Ford Ranger being pumped into my lungs. The Wife Unit would never kiss me again.

But what if it smelled like New Car?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:42:28pm

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

Are there even any parts that a vehicle and a ventilator have in common?

Air pumps. If the blower motors can be adapted to work in ventilators, the rest of it is ductwork and regulation.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:43:01pm

La Princesse:

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jaunte  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:43:05pm

Don’t pay extra for the undercoating.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:43:56pm

Inhofe, too, from the look of it…

Fucking crooks.

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:43:58pm

re: #347 The Pie Overlord!

But what if it smelled like New Car?

I might have to beat her off me.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:44:00pm

Governor Newsom just issued a statewide “Stay At Home” order

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:44:57pm

re: #169 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Senate Republicans unveil massive coronavirus bill that would include cash payments

So, no tax return, no money at all. Fuque the poor, the Republican motto. Folks like me get nothing.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:48:51pm

re: #337 Charles Johnson

Smash and grab.

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dnlS  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:50:16pm

I hate this speculation, but it keeps hitting me:
After Italy fully quarantines on the 10th their doubling time started to finally go up from 3 to 4 to 5 days in the following 9 days. They also test a hell of a lot more than we have so they were closer to seeing what is actually out there.

It looks like we are hot right now as those catching community spread are being validated as testing comes on line. Sub 2 day doubling of confirmed cases, which is not real doubling I know, is where we are.

Even if the US is conservatively at 15k tomorrow (13.9K at Worldometer right now), and we start broadly quarantining hard by mid next week, I don’t see how we have less than 3 more doublings by the end of March. That’s 120K. I don’t like to think about what our true under count is or what happens if we continue to take less than aggressive action until April.

Without widespread very intensive testing and/or quarantining, we don’t move into China/South Korea for a few more weeks.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:50:54pm

re: #354 Anymouse 🌹🎃

So, no tax return, no money at all. Fuque the poor, the Republican motto. Folks like me get nothing.

I’m sure Nancy will having something to say about this.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:51:03pm

THERE IS ALWAYS A TWEET.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:51:35pm
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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:52:35pm

re: #322 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

My head hurts

[Embedded content]

Tucker is making money from this crisis without even having to cheat; he’s an heir to a frozen foods company, they’re having a good quarter.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:54:22pm

Man, talk bout your Disaster Capitalism…

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:54:28pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:56:44pm

re: #362 Patricia Kayden

The end of that thread

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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:56:52pm

re: #362 Patricia Kayden

Andy Slavitt @ 🏡

@ASlavitt
* 31m
Replying to @ASlavitt
He now calls himself a “war time” president. Trying the moniker on for size. Yet he’s a war time president who can’t read his own maps and doesn’t care if his troops are armed with basic equipment.

Even with a weatherman, he doesn’t know which way the wind blows.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:58:27pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 6:59:09pm

re: #349 The Pie Overlord!

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:00:35pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:01:34pm

re: #366 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

You know, when she arrives at the gates of hell, everybody there is just going to go “Whooaa!!”

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:01:41pm

re: #363 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

My idea of a wine tour is to start in the basement wine cellar, get a tour there and speak on all the vintages. Then move on to the laundry room where they deal with all the dirty linens. Onwards to the utility room where all the magic happens to keep the chateau afloat.

From there, up to the kitchen and the grand room. There’s a bath for your needs, and upstairs for the social libations in the master bedroom. /

Is it me, or are all GOPers corrupt as fuck? Burr should be prosecuted for insider trading. If the DOJ wont do it because they’re corrupt as fuck, then NC prosecutors should (or NY AG James should).

These fuckers need to be held to account. They always put their profits above all else. Always. From Trump on down, they always put themselves first.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:03:29pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:05:00pm

CSEE dashboard is showing exactly 200 deaths in the US right now. Will probably go up within minutes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:05:04pm
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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:06:58pm

re: #370 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

US Mortality rate based on that - 1.5% - 15 times more than the seasonal flu.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:07:12pm

This could be a bipartisan scandal…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:07:39pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:08:10pm

re: #362 Patricia Kayden

From that thread. I HATE PEOPLE.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:09:21pm

re: #373 lawhawk

US Mortality rate based on that - 1.5% - 15 times more than the seasonal flu.

At the current projections, Covid-19 will kill many more than 15x the deaths in the US from flu this year.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:09:31pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:09:57pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:10:37pm

re: #379 Backwoods_Sleuth

On that note, my folks have been worried about getting ahold of some, since their stores are still sold out. I finally disobeyed them for the umpteenth time and sent them a package via Amazon.

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sagehen  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:10:53pm

re: #374 makeitstop

This could be a bipartisan scandal…

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Obama took great pains to make himself Caesar’s Wife level of clean for such charges.

Most of his pre-White House money was book royalties; he put half of it into index funds, the other half in T-bills. And then didn’t touch any of it; plus gave away his Nobel Prize money.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:11:56pm

re: #381 sagehen

Obama took great pains to make himself Caesar’s Wife level of clean for such charges.

Most of his pre-White House money was book royalties; he put half of it into index funds, the other half in T-bills. And then didn’t touch any of it; plus gave away his Nobel Prize money.

But he wore a tan suit and ate arugula.

/////

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:12:07pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:12:57pm

re: #382 makeitstop

But he wore a tan suit and ate arugula.

/////

And he committed the unpardonable sin of smearing dijon mustard on hamburgers!

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garzooma  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:13:59pm

re: #374 makeitstop

This could be a bipartisan scandal…

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Yeah, I kind of always assumed that people in power used it to make scratch. Remember Hunter Biden from about a million years ago?

The real scandal is how these GOP Senators downplayed the situation while they were protecting their own skin.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:14:02pm

re: #373 lawhawk

Fake news. Rush said it’s no worse than the common cold.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:15:51pm

All the insiders in Congress were cashing out.

Before this is over, a few Democrats might sure as fuck get caught up trying to secure their personal gains while everyone else watches their 401(k) vaporized, jobs lost, and worse.

But as of the moment, there’s at least 3 GOPers who engaged in insider trading: Burr, Loefler, and Johnson. All sold out right at the peak of the market. Loefler then went all in on telecommute plays.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:17:11pm

This isn’t going to be over within a few weeks.

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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:17:44pm
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:18:04pm

CNBC:

Three pillars of Trump’s case for reelection are collapsing all at once

- President Trump’s reelection campaign was designed under the premise that the economy would be strong through November, but that’s not true anymore.

- Trump also planned to make socialism a central focus of his attacks. But without Bernie Sanders to run against, this argument becomes a lot less potent. (Let alone a $1T bailout.)

- Trump campaigned on “draining the swamp” of big government. Now he wants Americans to trust in big government to fight coronavirus and save the economy. (While he lies, doesnt coordinate, and reverses course every step of the way.)

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:19:03pm

re: #388 lawhawk

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This isn’t going to be over within a few weeks.

The second chapter of an 823 page book will be over in a few weeks.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:19:53pm

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

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Belafon  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:21:09pm

re: #272 dnlS

The more Covid19 steamrolls ahead, the more I’m like “Shut it down” “Shut it all down now”

Excluding: Grocery, Pharmacy, Hospital, anything providing logistical support - daycare for these works, factories for XYZ, pharma that has some chance of helping. Thats it. Shelter in place.

That would be lovely, but we’re going to need a plan for getting people money or it will be starve in place instead.

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teleskiguy  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:21:46pm

This fucking ghoul.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:24:53pm

re: #387 lawhawk

If Feinstein was in on it, she’s just as guilty as the others. I don’t give a fuck what team you’re on.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:26:00pm

re: #395 Ace Rothstein

If Feinstein was in on it, she’s just as guilty as the others. I don’t give a fuck what team you’re on.

Yes. It is enormously disappointing but if she did it, she did it.

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:26:51pm

re: #394 teleskiguy

This fucking ghoul.

[Embedded content]

Thanks Lindsey. Nobody else had thought of any of those things!

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BigPapa  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:27:16pm

re: #395 Ace Rothstein

If Feinstein was in on it, she’s just as guilty as the others. I don’t give a fuck what team you’re on.

Absolutely. She’s been solid and this will damage her massively. As it should. This is a major breach of public trust and quite possibly criminal. Too bad the SEC has been starved Banana Republicans.

I guess this great stock dump shall forevermore be called the Trump and Dump.

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:27:34pm
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makeitstop  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:27:58pm

re: #395 Ace Rothstein

If Feinstein was in on it, she’s just as guilty as the others. I don’t give a fuck what team you’re on.

Fucking A. Motherfuckers sold us out.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:28:05pm

re: #395 Ace Rothstein

If Feinstein was in on it, she’s just as guilty as the others. I don’t give a fuck what team you’re on.

Fucking A!

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:31:05pm

re: #395 Ace Rothstein

Yup and she needs to resign as well.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:32:11pm

re: #386 Ace Rothstein

Fake news. Rush said it’s no worse than the common cold.

Why isn’t Rush dead already? Did he lie about the cancer to get a medal from Trump?

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lawhawk  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:32:38pm

Inhofe too.

All of these fuckers profited on the information all while claiming everything was going swell and backing up Trump when he was saying that it was a Democratic hoax.

They were all cashing in on the stock market right before the collapse began.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:33:00pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:37:50pm

“Milk” is on. Really good movie about Harvey Milk, and Sean Penn is fantastic. When it came out 12 years ago, I had never heard of him.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:38:37pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:39:17pm

re: #404 lawhawk

I wouldn’t expect anything less from a dumbfuck that held a snowball on the floor of the senate to “disprove” global warming.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:39:36pm

re: #395 Ace Rothstein

If Feinstein was in on it, she’s just as guilty as the others. I don’t give a fuck what team you’re on.

It appears her husband sold it, and did so when it was at its lowest point after a year of losing. Doesn’t sound like profiteering, although I agree with you.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:40:27pm
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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:43:12pm

re: #300 Charles Johnson

The main thing in switching to total HTTPS is to make sure everything loads through HTTPS, or the little lock icon will disappear from the address bar and make us sad. So once that’s all straightened out we should be cool.

Unless somebody browses to a 13-year old page somehow, with an embedded video that relied on an early version of Flash, or even used [shudder] Quicktime.

I’m not trying to talk myself out of this, really I’m not.

Can you isolate, say anything older than five years into a separate cache that can be viewed but not copied and pasted into real time posts?

Or am I hopelessly confused on the problem?

(I’m an ER guy, Jim, not a coder!!)

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Weaselone  Mar 19, 2020 • 7:46:34pm

re: #409 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

It appears her husband sold it, and did so when it was at its lowest point after a year of losing. Doesn’t sound like profiteering, although I agree with you.

It was also sold before the briefing on 1/31/20. Not sure where the twitter commenter is getting that it was after the February briefing.

Edit: Nevermind, the briefing was before 1/31/20.

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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:13:56pm

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

Are there even any parts that a vehicle and a ventilator have in common?

A metal box. With dials and shit.

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austin_blue  Mar 19, 2020 • 8:26:33pm

re: #392 lawhawk

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

Yeah, bit what does the inside of that helmet smell like?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:18:02pm

re: #328 DodgerFan1988

These people are criminals.

Quoting Sarah Kendzior, this is a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 19, 2020 • 9:37:51pm

re: #392 lawhawk

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

We were binge watching more of “Dark Shadows.”

We’re up to the episodes in 1966 just before Christmas.

The announcer at the end of each episode is now saying “On behalf of our sponsors, we wish you a very happy holiday season.”

Who knew Democrats could take the Obama Magic Negro Time Machine back to 1966 to prosecute our “War on Christmas? (tm)”

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 20, 2020 • 4:12:52am

re: #392 lawhawk

So, been binge watching The Mandalorian, and yeah, it was good. Exactly what I needed at this time (and Disney, take my money now).

This is how I wish they approached the story of Han Solo. Or how they’d do a Chewie backstory.

Wife and I enjoyed it.


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