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Dave In Austin  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:19:27pm

Kris just loaded to YT… Please share it.

Making masks, part 1

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:20:15pm

That video made about as much sense as anything else in 2020.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:20:36pm
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Jay C  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:22:02pm

re: #3 Patricia Kayden

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I guess the “secretly/quietly” part of the DoJ’s program didn;t work out….

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:22:23pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:22:47pm

Left hanging on the last thread:

Florida Attorney Files Lawsuit Calling on Governor to Close Beaches (The Hill)

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:26:34pm

re: #6 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Left hanging on the last thread:

Florida Attorney Files Lawsuit Calling on Governor to Close Beaches (The Hill)

What the fuck is he waiting for?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:26:44pm

re: #276 teleskiguy

Well, hey Senator Lee, you had the chance to vote to remove him from office, but you wanted judges and tax cuts.

Now that habeus corpus might affect you personally, you’re concerned.

There’s another rolling doughnut somewhere over there for you to take a flying fuque at.

Adam Schiff and other Democrats warned you.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:28:01pm

re: #403 Rightwingconspirator

Millions like me. Sitting here separated from family, out of two jobs. Watching Spring break happen is just infuriating and dangerous.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:28:10pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

What the fuck is he waiting for?

Spring break to end. Needs that money.

Part of it is because of conservatives and love of business, the other part is Florida only has a sales tax to fund state government. Kill the beaches, you kill a majority of the state’s funding.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:28:25pm

Fucking Republican motherfuckers.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:29:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:29:28pm

re: #5 The Pie Overlord!

Conservatives busy killing civil rights by executive order.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:36:09pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:38:42pm

True?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:39:59pm

Thank god each of The Boys has his own room.

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LadyBehir  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:45:34pm

Trouble with tracking the dead is that unless you can tie it to a diagnosis before death, it can be “hidden” by putting “pneumonia” or “respiratory failure” or some other such code word so the numbers aren’t real. Rumor has it that is what Russia is doing to keep its C19 numbers low.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:48:40pm

re: #389 calochortus

Could be. Just noting that there is a national epidemic of unnecessary expiration dates.
But then I’m something of a rebel when it comes to instructions. When I shampoo my hair I just lather and rinse. I do not “repeat.”

Shampoo years ago only gave “lather and rinse” as the instruction for use.

“Repeat” was added simply as a marketing ploy, to get you to use your shampoo faster, so you will buy more.

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calochortus  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:48:59pm

re: #18 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Shampoo years ago only gave “lather and rinse” as the instruction for use.

“Repeat” was added simply as a marketing ploy, to get you to use your shampoo faster, so you will buy more.

I know.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:49:23pm

Well, I’ve been sucked into a Cyriak rabbit hole.

Welcome to Kitty City

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:49:30pm

re: #19 calochortus

I know.

Sorry about that, then.

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calochortus  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:51:27pm

re: #21 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Sorry about that, then.

No need to be sorry.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:53:13pm

Cat peeps, please do your thing.

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:53:45pm

Lather, apologize, repeat.

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:56:32pm
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calochortus  Mar 21, 2020 • 7:59:21pm

re: #25 jaunte

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What weird body language.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:00:03pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:02:03pm

VOYAGES OF THE DAMNED

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:03:21pm
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William Lewis  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:04:18pm

Ah, the BBC… I saw a recipe for Eggy Bread. Ok, I pull it up and yep that’s what we call French Toast. The humorous reminder of our differences in taste was the end suggestions o f serving with tomato ketsup or brown sauce rather tha n the usual American standby of syrup.

Still, I have eggs and bread so tomorrow morning, eggy bread it is.

Then to Facebleep to see If the deacon is successful in streaming the Morning Prayer service.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:04:19pm

Cyriak’s mind is massively hallucinatory.

malfunction

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:09:14pm

re: #28 The Pie Overlord!

A three hour cruise…

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NetworkKed  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:09:29pm

re: #30 William Lewis

Wait. French toast with ketchup? I, uh, no. Nope nope nope.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:10:47pm

re: #33 NetworkKed

Wait. French toast with ketchup? I, uh, no. Nope nope nope.

Yeesh.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:13:16pm

Who’s surprised? Anyone? Buehler?

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:13:18pm

re: #33 NetworkKed

Wait. French toast with ketchup? I, uh, no. Nope nope nope.

Preserves maybe, but ketchup? Just gimme coffee thanks.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:14:52pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:18:35pm

re: #33 NetworkKed

Wait. French toast with ketchup? I, uh, no. Nope nope nope.

Or HP sauce? Bleah.

Time to watch “Dark Shadows.” Up to the point where Burke Devlin has run into Laura Collins, trying to clear his manslaughter conviction and implicate Roger Collins.

In the meantime Roger is trying to prevent his son David from learning his mother has returned to town after Roger had her committed to a sanitarium during the manslaughter trial to prevent her from testifying.

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:20:15pm

re: #33 NetworkKed

Wait. French toast with ketchup? I, uh, no. Nope nope nope.

It’s breakfast. In England. Ketchup is required.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:25:37pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:37:47pm

re: #33 NetworkKed

Wait. French toast with ketchup? I, uh, no. Nope nope nope.

Ketchup by itself or with anything is an abomination.

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BeachDem  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:39:11pm

re: #37 Dread Pirate

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Today in select Seattle stores, N95 masks were available for purchase in error. We’re removing & donating them to the WA State Dept. of Health.

With a little help from their friends governor

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William Lewis  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:40:05pm

re: #41 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Ketchup by itself or with anything is an abomination.

Ketchup: A History

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:40:28pm

We watched a free stream on PBS of a doc on the 1918 flu.

You should too, it’s killer bee. And Linda Hunt narrates:

pbs.org

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Targetpractice  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:40:34pm

re: #39 austin_blue

It’s breakfast. In England. Ketchup is required.

Don’t forget the baked beans.

/

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plansbandc  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:44:20pm

re: #41 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I could see making it savory and putting a little eggs and salsa on it, sorta like a twist on Huevos Rancheros.

But probably not ketchup. But I could eat it if it was savory eggy bread, eggs, then ketchup. :D

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NetworkKed  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:44:47pm

re: #45 Targetpractice

My mother, for years, added ketchup to prepared, canned baked beans. I never knew that - I was so scared of them until I got to college and had an un-ketchuped can once. And then I came home and watched her “prepare” them, and pitched a fit.

I love my mom, but that Iowa high school and its home-ec curricula warped her sense of taste sooooo badly.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:46:10pm

re: #41 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Ketchup by itself or with anything is an abomination.

The only thing that ketchup is acceptable with is french fries or hash browns.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:47:28pm

re: #43 William Lewis

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Grandma made her ketchup from scratch and she bottled peach, pear and persimmon ketchup. Different enhancement on steaks and chops.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:48:13pm

Highest infection rate in the state. I haven’t left my street for eight days.

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:48:14pm

re: #41 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Ketchup by itself or with anything is an abomination.

Now, now, french fries, hot dogs, and burgers are enhanced by this very tasty condiment. I agree that adding it to french toast is loathsome, but that is what the English are doing. And the English, as we all are surely aware, are daft.

As are most Americans, btw.

The president of the US orders his steaks well done. 55% of Americans approve of the job he is doing on the accelerating plague. QED.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:49:59pm

re: #46 plansbandc

I could see making it savory and putting a little eggs and salsa on it, sorta like a twist on Huevos Rancheros.

But probably not ketchup. But I could eat it if it was savory eggy bread, eggs, then ketchup. :D

No, no, no. Tomato sauce maybe.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:50:40pm

re: #45 Targetpractice

Don’t forget the baked beans.

/

Hey, I love baked beans. And the brand “Ranch Style Beans.” I grew up on those and ramen noodles.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:50:42pm

re: #48 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

The only thing that ketchup is acceptable with is french fries or hash browns.

NOPE NOPE NOPE.

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makeitstop  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:50:53pm

This is real bad.

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SteelPH  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:52:07pm

I’m one of those plebs who doesn’t use most condiments.

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rhuarc  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:52:16pm

Wow. I just ran across a tweet from Sen. Cornyn pushing an article from National Review as a start of the “blame China” messaging that we know is coming from the Republicans. The great thing is that I spent time perusing the replies after I posted a response and I literally did not run across one reply that was in support of what he tweeted. Every single response was blaming Trump and the Republicans. It actually made my heart sing a little!

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plansbandc  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:55:02pm
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mmmirele  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:55:14pm

My mother brushed a thin, not gloppy, layer of ketchup on her meat loaf (which was made from hamburger, bread pieces, a couple of eggs and onion soup). The ketchup gave it an extra zing and tasted especially nice the next day when making meat loaf sandwiches.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:55:22pm

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma made her ketchup from scratch and she bottled peach, pear and persimmon ketchup. Different enhancement on steaks and chops.

I’ve made ketchup from scratch before. It is somewhat of a pain in the ass, but more flavouful than ketchup from a bottle.

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:55:33pm

re: #55 makeitstop

This is real bad.

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Yes, it is. Once the virus is loose in a closed environment, everyone who is at genetic risk to get a bad case, will. And most will die. It’s 1918 all over again, when we had +/- 500,000 deaths in October.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:55:43pm

re: #41 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Ketchup by itself or with anything is an abomination.

That’s why I prefer catsup.

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 8:57:42pm

re: #62 GlutenFreeJesus

That’s why I prefer catsup.

Clever boots.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:00:36pm

re: #62 GlutenFreeJesus

That’s why I prefer catsup.

Cats are sleeping currently. They will be up later. (Like two seconds after I turn out the light to go to bed.)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:01:27pm

Well, I am going to set the alarm clock for 630 tomorrow morning to see if I can actually buy some food…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:03:18pm

Good luck with that.

Local businesses optimistic during coronavirus pandemic (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

Precautions to limit the spread of coronavirus are having a wide-ranging impact on our economy as markets slow down and businesses feel the pinch throughout their operations.

Small businesses in rural Nebraska are no different. One local business leader sees some positives in the current turmoil.

“This is a stressful time for the local business community,” Angela Scanlan, owner of Cappuccino and Company and a member of the Downtown Scottsbluff Association, said. “It’s also encouraging to see people coming together. Local businesses are working overtime to make things as easy as possible for their customers.”

(more)

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:04:17pm

re: #59 mmmirele

That recipe must have been in The Joy of Cooking or some other contemporary cookbook. It sounds exactly like the meatloaf my mother made.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:05:38pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, I am going to set the alarm clock for 630 tomorrow morning to see if I can actually buy some food…

G’night Joe. I’m headed back to binge-watching.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:06:20pm

re: #67 jaunte

That recipe must have been in The Joy of Cooking or some other contemporary cookbook. It sounds exactly like the meatloaf my mother made.

Betty Crocker I’d bet. My mother “glazed” meatloaf with ketchup or A1 sauce as well. I tend to use a hot sauce or something similarly spicy myself.

I also have a “salmon loaf” recipe using canned salmon and used to glaze that with jalapeno jelly.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:06:36pm

FINALLY get some assistance and it’s coming from the local DSA. Sigh of relief coming…

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Semper Fi  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:08:49pm

re: #65 Joe Bacon 🌹

Well, I am going to set the alarm clock for 630 tomorrow morning to see if I can actually buy some food…

I’ve had success at the local Whole Foods but not particularly happy with the prices.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:12:31pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:12:58pm

re: #69 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Betty Crocker I’d bet. My mother “glazed” meatloaf with ketchup or A1 sauce as well. I tend to use a hot sauce or something similarly spicy myself.

I also have a “salmon loaf” recipe using canned salmon and used to glaze that with jalapeno jelly.

Chilli sauce. Basically ketchup with minced onions and a tad more vinegar. Really good on meatloaf.

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plansbandc  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:17:15pm

re: #73 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Grandma used to make a batch of Chilli sauce to put on pork roast.

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jaunte  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:19:13pm
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Belafon  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:19:33pm

Geoffrey Zakarian considers ketchup to be tomato paste and has its uses in cooking.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:20:20pm
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:22:09pm

re: #77 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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A very faint and delayed hope for meaningful justice. And you have to expect the Trump pardon printer to go “brrrrr” once he is close to leaving office.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:22:17pm

re: #75 jaunte

I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t qualify as an essential business in California.

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BigPapa  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:23:33pm

re: #77 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

18 months ago? I’ve been waiting.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:23:34pm

re: #79 Dread Pirate

I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t qualify as an essential business in California.

But *GOD* told his wife not to worry!
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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:24:46pm

re: #77 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Can the House Intelligence Committee access those files?

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KGxvi  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:25:15pm

re: #78 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

A very faint and delayed hope for meaningful justice. And you have to expect the Trump pardon printer to go “brrrrr” once he is close to leaving office.

It’ll be running out of ink as polls close in California. As soon as he knows he’s doomed, everyone is getting an unconditional pardon

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:27:15pm

re: #79 Dread Pirate

I’m pretty sure that wouldn’t qualify as an essential business in California.

Normally they might not be, but right now due to Trump’s criminal mismanagement they absolutely are essential in that they provide distributed retail access for materials to make protective P95 mask covers.

It’s the free market profiting off the same problem it created.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:31:54pm

re: #83 KGxvi

It’ll be running out of ink as polls close in California. As soon as he knows he’s doomed, everyone is getting an unconditional pardon

Or he decides that if he’s going down, they’re going down with him. This is not a man who has friends he wants to protect.

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:37:14pm

re: #85 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Or he decides that if he’s going down, they’re going down with him. This is not a man who has friends he wants to protect.

What if it’s not just his cronies?

What if he tries to burn it all down?

The US delenda est?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:40:04pm

re: #83 KGxvi

It’ll be running out of ink as polls close in California. As soon as he knows he’s doomed, everyone is getting an unconditional pardon

Gonna be sooner than California closing. Trump is headed for a Carter-type wipeout.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:40:45pm

re: #86 austin_blue

What if it’s not just his cronies?

What if he tries to burn it all down?

The US delenda est?

We were talking about pardons… but that’s not reconcilable with “best president evah!”

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stpaulbear  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:49:29pm

I took a break from the news to listen to the stereo and I grabbed Love - Forever Changes. I had forgotten that Arthur Lee was feeling kind of paranoid when he was writing that record. The song lyrics are a bit inscrutable but they still fit in with the fear/confusion that everyone is feeling today. Can’t get away from it.

Love - The red telephone

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:50:08pm

re: #88 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

We were talking about pardons… but that’s not reconcilable with “best president evah!”

Yes. But then again you could half-expect someone to print them and then just have him signing stuff without looking at it. Or given his mental state simply talk him into it, perhaps along with a good dose of “The country has betrayed you since they did not overwhelmingly re-elect you!”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:56:38pm

With this very boring title:

Memorandum on the Delegation of Functions Under 31 U.S.C. 5302 (goes to the White House proclamations page)

The President under the authority of that law has delegated to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to spend $50,000,000,000 from the Exchange Stabilization Fund.

That is about half of the fund. It’s purpose is to influence foreign currency exchange rates.

The authority of the President to bypass Congress and authorise expenditures to manipulate foreign currency and gold exchanges is explicitly spelt out in the 1934 Gold Reserve Act.

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stpaulbear  Mar 21, 2020 • 9:57:11pm

re: #53 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Hey, I love baked beans. And the brand “Ranch Style Beans.” I grew up on those and ramen noodles.

Hopefully not in the same bowl.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:03:58pm

re: #93 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

To the amazement and surprise of practically nobody…..
Doctors in Russia are accusing the government of covering up its coronavirus outbreak and denying them protective equipment
(IBD)

……except CNN.
Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg?
By Mary Ilyushina, CNN

Obviously even viruses fear Putin’s masculinity.
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uriel  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:07:04pm

re: #7 Blind Frog Belly White

What the fuck is he waiting for?

The end of the tourist season in 6 months.

No biggie.

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austin_blue  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:08:21pm

re: #88 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

We were talking about pardons… but that’s not reconcilable with “best president evah!”

Understood, but he’s getting more and more desperate. A rat in a small space becomes a more vicious rat by nature. Drumpf is more and more hemmed in by reality.

His recent claim that “I always knew it was a pandemic” was just a pathetic admission of a complete inability of accepting what was staring him in the face, an inability to accept reality. He was briefed on it. He didn’t act.

His worldview is solely about him, and anything negative that intrudes upon it is alien, uncomfortable, and not worth action.

Now he has to deal with a Black Swan (or a Grey Rhino- I prefer that term, we certainly knew that at some point this was coming, and it’s not a Giant Space Rock or an alien invasion), and he is completely incapable of even understanding what is happening around him. It’s inconceivable to him how his Beautiful Stock Market gains have disappeared, how his beautiful economy has collapsed, and how his beautiful, perfect vision of MAGA has turned to dust.

Now, he is at his most dangerous. Now, if he lashes out, he can really fuck the dog.

I’m off to bed and my nightmares. It’s a scary time for America and this maniac POTUS is at the top of the list.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:10:17pm

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The Exchange Stabilization Fund law was changed when conservatives were in charge of the government to allow the fund to be used to buy securities on our own or other countries’ stock markets.

I expect that Mnuchin will make the $50 billion disappear into the pockets of the extra-wealthy on Wall Street in short order.

I love conservatism and capitalism.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:10:50pm

re: #95 uriel

The end of the tourist season in 6 months.

No biggie.

I can imagine the complete shit show that will break out if some of the states north of Florida start putting down travel bans to limit further exposure of their citizens.

Or the vacationers bringing it home and helping the virus spread further.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:12:16pm

re: #97 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The Exchange Stabilization Fund law was changed when conservatives were in charge of the government to allow the fund to be used to buy securities on our own or other countries’ stock markets.

I expect that Mnuchin will make the $50 billion disappear into the pockets of the extra-wealthy on Wall Street in short order.

I love conservatism and capitalism.

And this misuse will lead to the laws being changed and potentially handcuffing future administrations from having a useful tool.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:13:56pm

re: #98 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I can imagine the complete shit show that will break out if some of the states north of Florida start putting down travel bans to limit further exposure of their citizens.

Or the vacationers bringing it home and helping the virus spread further.

Spring breakers have already brought it to Nebraska, from Florida and Colorado.

Hence the governor imposing isolation or self-quarantine orders on anyone who returns from out-of-state from anywhere in the country, and the Panhandle from anywhere else in Nebraska.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:14:47pm

re: #99 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

And this misuse will lead to the laws being changed and potentially handcuffing future administrations from having a useful tool.

Only if we gain the Senate, and there’s another $55 billion in there to steal use.

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Targetpractice  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:15:28pm

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:16:54pm

Need to decompress with SOUPY!

Soupy Sales - “The Mouse” on Hullabaloo 1965

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:20:22pm

My wife bought a new six-quart pressure cooker, which was delivered a few days ago.

She is starting it on its maiden voyage with some of the huge stockpile of dried beans we have.

Our old Forties pressure cooker blew out its safety plug centre. After some searching on-line, she was able to find a replacement plug.

Now we have two pressure cookers to make endless beans.

She also was rummaging around in the freezer—we have not eaten any red meat since December (long story involving VA testing I won’t go into here), and turned up a bunch of steaks and lamb chops.

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sagehen  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:22:14pm

re: #80 BigPapa

18 months ago? I’ve been waiting.

They’re waiting for an AG they can trust. So… another 11 months.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:26:08pm
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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:30:44pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:33:16pm

re: #104 Anymouse 🌹🏡

My wife bought a new six-quart pressure cooker, which was delivered a few days ago.

She is starting it on its maiden voyage with some of the huge stockpile of dried beans we have.

Our old Forties pressure cooker blew out its safety plug centre. After some searching on-line, she was able to find a replacement plug.

Now we have two pressure cookers to make endless beans.

She also was rummaging around in the freezer—we have not eaten any red meat since December (long story involving VA testing I won’t go into here), and turned up a bunch of steaks and lamb chops.

I would starve to death without a pressure cooker. Dried beans are real survival food, eternal shelf-life and much better than re-constituted freeze-dried glop at a small fraction of the cost. You could live a long time on beans and rice, especially if you have enough barbecue sauce, ketchup, and the odd green stuff.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:33:24pm

Fuck ‘em.

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sagehen  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:33:25pm

re: #107 Dread Pirate

We’ve requested documents to see if he interfered in the decision.

or…

We’ve requested documents to see if WE CAN PROVE he interfered in the decision. WHICH WE’RE PRETTY SURE HE MUST HAVE.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:34:28pm

re: #109 Dread Pirate

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Fuck ‘em.

Gee, that’s a real shame…If only one of those cases is ol’ Screwpert himself…

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:36:55pm

re: #108 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I would starve to death without a pressure cooker. Dried beans are real survival food, eternal shelf-life and much better than re-constituted freeze-dried glop at a small fraction of the cost. You could live a long time on beans and rice, especially if you have enough barbecue sauce, ketchup, and the odd green stuff.

I got my wife a Ninja Foodi but she’s terrified of using the pressure cooker feature. She finally used it this week to make corned beef and cabbage. It came out well and I think she’ll use that more often.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:37:29pm

re: #111 Joe Bacon 🌹

Gee, that’s a real shame…If only one of those cases is ol’ Screwpert himself…

I’m hoping for Hannity.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:48:55pm
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uriel  Mar 21, 2020 • 10:54:37pm

re: #61 austin_blue

Yes, it is. Once the virus is loose in a closed environment, everyone who is at genetic risk to get a bad case, will. And most will die. It’s 1918 all over again, when we had +/- 500,000 deaths in October.

There are actually a couple of significant differences between this and spanish flu, both positive and negative.

The big thing spanish flu had in it’s favor was WW1, which combined massive amounts of enforced travel, tight concentrations of people living in poor sanitation and extremely stressful conditions, and possibly the wide spread presence of mutagens in the form of rampant levels of chemical warfare. Also a mostly rudimentary understanding of virology in general.

Covid, on the other hand benefits from the greater ease of travel in general, both within and between countries, higher population densities in general, and the fact that the governments of the world’s three most powerful nations seem to be seriously invested in fucking things up as much as possible.

If anyone is interested in the 1918 outbreak, this is actually a good primer if you can rise above the adorable animations (which are adorable):

The 1918 Flu Pandemic - Emergence - Extra History - #1

(Epidemiology is kind a weird interest of mine.)

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Cheechako  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:00:42pm

re: #28 The Pie Overlord!

The empty cruise ship destined for Juneau was diverted to Mexico. Guess they don’t want to be stuck in US port.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:12:56pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:26:40pm
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Targetpractice  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:27:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:28:31pm

(video, 1:19)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:32:52pm

Starting with Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, fifty song list for the hammered dulcimer. Enjoy if you need soothing music.

Pachelbel Canon in D Fantasia for hammered dulcimer

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uriel  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:36:31pm

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡

That’s really lovely. Makes me really wish I knew anything about hammered dulcimers. Thanks!

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:40:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:49:28pm

re: #122 uriel

That’s really lovely. Makes me really wish I knew anything about hammered dulcimers. Thanks!

Well, these players have much nicer dulcimers than I could afford. I have to win the lotto first before I can afford a nicer one.

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teleskiguy  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:50:02pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:55:11pm

To the surprise of perhaps absolutely no one:

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday, March 20th, that he may undergo a third test to determine if he is infected by the novel coronavirus, and mentioned the chance that he had already been infected.

So far, 22 people who took part in Bolsonaro’s trip to the United States earlier this month tested positive for the virus.

“I’m fine. I’ve been tested twice. Maybe I’ll take one more test. I get medical advice,” said Bolsonaro, outside the Alvorada Palace.

Bolsonaro still raised the possibility that he had been infected by the virus …

riotimesonline.com

The article itself is one of those “for premium members only”; the blurb I posted here is sufficient enough to convey the information.

Yep…..Bolsonaro may well have C-19. There have been instances where people have tested negative, only to be re-tested later on and then testing positive, so I’d say it’s not outside the realm of possibility.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 21, 2020 • 11:56:35pm

All of this needed to be built out months ago.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:06:42am

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:16:46am
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Chrysicat  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:21:05am

re: #125 teleskiguy

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:24:16am

Absolute garbage people.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:26:17am
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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:27:10am

re: #132 Dread Pirate

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A few weeks? You’re awful optimistic, Paul. I give it a few more days.

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Chrysicat  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:29:07am

re: #128 teleskiguy

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(I think I can put this part in the clear, since it’s a response to the tweet and not the personal story?)

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:31:17am

I was disabled about 8 years ago so I’ve only been able to sit around and do nothing since then, and I am very good at it.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:32:01am

re: #134 Chrysicat

(I think I can put this part in the clear, since it’s a response to the tweet and not the personal story?)

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“Charlie don’t surf!”

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:33:07am
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Chrysicat  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:35:04am

re: #131 teleskiguy

Absolute garbage people.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:38:12am

If I were Jared Kushner I’d be fucking terrified right now.

‘Cuz when MAGA nation starts realizing the depths to which they’ve been deceived they’re going to start looking for a scapegoat, and b/c they’re racists Trump’s Jewish son-in-law is going to be a prime contender.

P.S. That felt gross to type out but also pretty true.

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uriel  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:39:49am

re: #124 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, these players have much nicer dulcimers than I could afford. I have to win the lotto first before I can afford a nicer one.

Just looked into that, and I guess I have a new thing to add to L-series lenses in the category of “things I will never be able to afford as much as I want them.”

Sigh.

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uriel  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:45:42am

re: #139 goddamnedfrank
There’s already murmurings regarding this in the chans and among Qanon types

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uriel  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:48:53am

re: #143 Targetpractice

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:49:24am

re: #131 teleskiguy

Absolute garbage people.

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Three words, Liz: Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Now take your cultural ignorance and cram it.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:50:15am

re: #143 Targetpractice

I’ve had fresh Rocky Mountain Oysters.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:51:06am

re: #139 goddamnedfrank

Seriously though, over time the Christian far right grifters will will turn him into a Grima Wormtongue figure while acting all shocked and horrified to learn about the 666 5th Avenue property. All of their own sins in electing a senile, narcissistic, sociopathic fuckwit will be metaphysically transferred to Kushner and expunged. After all, fascism cannot fail it can only be undermined from within by a shadowy cabal.

It’s going to be a whole damn thing.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:52:49am

re: #144 teleskiguy

I’ve had fresh Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Bon appetit.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:53:39am

Gizballs

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:55:02am

BTW, the Bing tracker now gives county level case data, where available.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:55:25am

and before anybody complains about my spelling, just consider ‘gif’.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:56:33am

Every fall is the Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry at the fairgrounds here. First tried them when I was a kid. They’re actually pretty tasty battered and deep fried.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:56:44am

To no one’s surprise, areas around major air traffic hubs are turning out to be hot spots: Atlanta, Denver, even Nashville.

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Chrysicat  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:57:40am
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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:57:54am
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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:00:55am

Liz is really a great example of the “Ugly American” stereotype. I hate to break it to her, but to most every other nation in the world, we are the weirdos when it comes to our food. Depending upon who you ask, we either make everything too sweet, too spicy (or, if you ask India, not spicy enough), too salty, we deep fry everything, we have an unhealthy fascination with cheese and mayo, our serving sizes are ridiculous, we eat too many processed foods, and (most importantly) we slap “authentic” on anything that seems the least bit “foreign” to us (ex: Tex-Mex sold as “authentic” Mexican cuisine).

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ericblair  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:03:37am

re: #17 LadyBehir

Trouble with tracking the dead is that unless you can tie it to a diagnosis before death, it can be “hidden” by putting “pneumonia” or “respiratory failure” or some other such code word so the numbers aren’t real. Rumor has it that is what Russia is doing to keep its C19 numbers low.

People sort of noticed that there were almost 40% more deaths due to pneumonia in Russia this year than in the same period last year. The thinking is that Putin is trying to shove this under the carpet until he can have his referendum in late April to change the constitution to let him be president for life, basically. Meanwhile, rich Russians are buying up ventilators.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:06:51am
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Chrysicat  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:07:14am

re: #154 Targetpractice

Liz is really a great example of the “Ugly American” stereotype. I hate to break it to her, but to most every other nation in the world, we are the weirdos when it comes to our food. Depending upon who you ask, we either make everything too sweet, too spicy (or, if you ask India, not spicy enough), too salty, we deep fry everything, we have an unhealthy fascination with cheese and mayo, our serving sizes are ridiculous, we eat too many processed foods, and (most importantly) we slap “authentic” on anything that seems the least bit “foreign” to us (ex: Tex-Mex sold as “authentic” Mexican cuisine).

And the exception is that we don’t look totally weird to the English and Welsh (more so to the Scots), because they share most of our obsessions and they cook as much Indo-Brit curry as we do Tex-Mex (with the corresponding issue that anyone who can’t handle the already-dumbed-down spice of that passes on about 10% of the country’s food). I think they also have got back to “American-style” serving sizes since that’s where we learned that from in the first place (and which is the major difference between English/American and French home cookery, since the French are just as obsessed with cheese as both).

[The reason for ‘got back’ being that ‘rationing hit English portion sizes for a good amount of time after it stopped actively being a thing, because Mum got out of the habit of dishing it up as big”]

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:09:13am

re: #138 Chrysicat

Absolute garbage people.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:16:02am

ING is forecasting negative GDP for Czech Republic this year.

radio.cz

No surprise there. There’s gonna be some real economic pain here when (or if) things finally settle.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:22:14am

re: #131 teleskiguy

Absolute garbage people.

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Targetpractice  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:27:16am

re: #157 Chrysicat

And the exception is that we don’t look totally weird to the English and Welsh (more so to the Scots), because they share most of our obsessions and they cook as much Indo-Brit curry as we do Tex-Mex (with the corresponding issue that anyone who can’t handle the already-dumbed-down spice of that passes on about 10% of the country’s food). I think they also have got back to “American-style” serving sizes since that’s where we learned that from in the first place (and which is the major difference between English/American and French home cookery, since the French are just as obsessed with cheese as both).

Oh trust me, even the Brits think we’ve got problems when it comes to our food. They don’t know how we can eat peanut butter and jelly together, they think twinkies are disgusting, and items like biscuits and gravy sound wrong to their eats and are even more horrifying to eat.

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uriel  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:37:34am

re: #115 uriel

And I apologize for the ridiculous number of times I used “general” there. The cabin fever must be getting too me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:40:43am

re: #35 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Coronavirus in Russia — Doctors are accusing Putin’s government of covering up deaths classifying them as simple pneumonia in order to keep the numbers down

Their economy is tanking due to declining oil revenues and their health-care system is not in any fit state to deal with such a thing.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:43:28am

re: #161 Targetpractice

Oh trust me, even the Brits think we’ve got problems when it comes to our food. They don’t know how we can eat peanut butter and jelly together, they think twinkies are disgusting, and items like biscuits and gravy sound wrong to their eats and are even more horrifying to eat.

Czechs aren’t much different. Most Czechs I’ve known can’t stand peanut butter - they think it’s disgusting. And peanut butter and jelly? For them, that’s some kind of culinary abomination.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:44:59am

re: #110 sagehen

or…

We’ve requested documents to see if WE CAN PROVE he interfered in the decision. WHICH WE’RE PRETTY SURE HE MUST HAVE.

And he is to ham-fisted not to be direct and blatant about it, but he can claim it is a matter of “national security”.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:45:16am

re: #163 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Their economy is tanking due to declining oil revenues and their health-care system is not in any fit state to deal with such a thing.

That, and their information suppression seems to be a tactic to prevent an all-out panic from breaking out.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:46:31am

re: #121 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Starting with Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, fifty song list for the hammered dulcimer. Enjoy if you need soothing music.

I think I mentioned that the first band I ever played in had a hammered dulcimer. This was back before you could even buy one on the market, my buddy sent off to the Smithsonian for plans and built one himself.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:51:09am

re: #166 Dr Lizardo

That, and their information suppression seems to be a tactic to prevent an all-out panic from breaking out.

Russians just sullenly live with the fact that they are lied to. It is just the way of things. As long as things get marginally better or at least do not get considerably, they get along with it.

Things are about to get a lot worse: aging population + underdeveloped health-care system.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:04:03am

The Bing tracker now shows the Diamond Princess death count at 9, out of 712 cases.

Given this is a known, countable population, this suggests that the CFR for that population is 1.3% . Now cruise ship populations will tend to be older than a nation’s average age. Still, there are 136 active cases from the Diamond Princess, and given the dates of infection, if these people are still not recovered I wonder how many of them will die from this.

Also remember that these people are getting a lot of attention by Japanese health care. Many people in the world will not be so lucky.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:13:01am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Russians just sullenly live with the fact that they are lied to. It is just the way of things. As long as things get marginally better or at least do not get considerably, they get along with it.

Things are about to get a lot worse: aging population + underdeveloped health-care system.

Oh, I definitely agree. This has the potential to be an epic shitstorm for Russia.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:19:44am

re: #169 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The Bing tracker now shows the Diamond Princess death count at 9, out of 712 cases.

Given this is a known, countable population, this suggests that the CFR for that population is 1.3% . Now cruise ship populations will tend to be older than a nation’s average age. Still, there are 136 active cases from the Diamond Princess, and given the dates of infection, if these people are still not recovered I wonder how many of them will die from this.

Also remember that these people are getting a lot of attention by Japanese health care. Many people in the world will not be so lucky.

There are no more MV Diamond Princess passengers in the National Quarantine Center in Omaha. The last one was released yesterday; no one died who was held there.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:21:32am

America, land of people who think they are special…

New Orleans is turning out to be an outbreak hotspot. Given it is one of the leading party cities (right up there with Las Vegas), no one is surprised.

And of course:

Dr. Rebekah Gee: ‘Louisiana set to become epicenter of Covid 19 epidemic in part because of Mardi Gras’

Louisiana is set to become an epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in part because of Mardi Gras, according to Dr. Rebekah Gee, CEO of the states flagship university health system.

“In New Orleans alone, there were 1.4 million visitors who came to the city for Mardi Gras and at that time we didn’t know the virus was circulating.”

[…]

Mardi Gras was on Feb 25th.

The WHO had issued its thirty-fifth sitrep by Feb 24th.

In which the US was identified as having cases. Some of whom the origins of infection were unknown.

Yes, state health departments (outside Washington State) may not have been so keen on thinking about this virus.

But… if Trump hadn’t been such a malicious incompetent in dismissing the team at the NSC that tracked these things, and if Trump hadn’t kept downplaying the seriousness, and instead had acknowledged what the WHO already knew - that this was an epidemic spreading rapidly around the world - then perhaps the US state health offices may have been paying more attention.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:24:15am

re: #172 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yeah, people travel from all over the US (and indeed, the world) to party hardy at Mardi Gras. It’s basically an international tourist attraction, probably second only to Carnival in Rio.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:24:50am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:51:07am

re: #174 goddamnedfrank

Some officials gave in to magical thinking, reluctant to make painful decisions sooner. All the while, the virus fed on that complacency.

Think “Florida”. And “Texas”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:54:18am

re: #175 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Some officials gave in to magical thinking, reluctant to make painful decisions sooner. All the while, the virus fed on that complacency.

It was magical thinking plus a desire to piss off liberals and show solidarity with the message that their Prez was sharing with them.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:55:01am

Nashville is turning out to be a hotspot, but the TN governor says he doesn’t have the power to close anything. So he simply requests that local authorities close schools and businesses.

The city of Nashville has gone along with that, but how many places in TN are still doing business as usual?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:57:24am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:59:59am

re: #178 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

“On closures, utilize [the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidance, we’re not issuing orders, we’re issuing guidance and strong suggestions,” Lee says. “We don’t have to mandate people not do certain behavior because Tennesseans follow suggestions. They follow guidance. So when we do that we’re going to see that Tennesseans come together.”

The virus doesn’t care.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:02:13am

I guess they assume that Tennesseans will do it all “voluntarily”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:11:07am

re: #180 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I guess they assume that Tennesseans will do it all “voluntarily”.

It is the Volunteer State.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:11:58am

re: #181 Anymouse 🌹🏡

It is the Volunteer State.

yuk yuk

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:05:07am

re: #153 Dread Pirate

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:14:45am

re: #161 Targetpractice

Oh trust me, even the Brits think we’ve got problems when it comes to our food. They don’t know how we can eat peanut butter and jelly together, they think twinkies are disgusting, and items like biscuits and gravy sound wrong to their eats and are even more horrifying to eat.

Because “biscuits” is Brit for cookies. I wouldn’t want gravy on my cookies either.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:15:38am

re: #164 Dr Lizardo

Czechs aren’t much different. Most Czechs I’ve known can’t stand peanut butter - they think it’s disgusting. And peanut butter and jelly? For them, that’s some kind of culinary abomination.

Worse than Spam and/or Vegemite?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:23:51am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:25:42am

Off to bed. Catch y’all later.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:29:55am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:32:31am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:35:02am

Though the UK government has changed tack, apparently, “natural selection” was the original idea….

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:35:49am

he had no early warning, but he still always knew.

fucking stable jeenius sociopath is killing people

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:37:32am

re: #185 sagehen

Worse than Spam and/or Vegemite?

Czechs like Spam, actually.

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Ming5000  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:38:20am

re: #148 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

BTW, the Bing tracker now gives county level case data, where available.

Thanks. I want to track my county to see if physical distancing has any effect on acceleration rate in a week or so.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:59:38am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:02:34am

re: #133 Targetpractice

A few weeks? You’re awful optimistic, Paul. I give it a few more days.

They’re not even doing it now! Not in CA, FL, NY. Both CA & NY are mandatory and they’re not doing it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:10:51am

re: #161 Targetpractice

Oh trust me, even the Brits think we’ve got problems when it comes to our food. They don’t know how we can eat peanut butter and jelly together, they think twinkies are disgusting, and items like biscuits and gravy sound wrong to their eats and are even more horrifying to eat.

Having eaten did in England I can confidently say that I couldn’t possibly care any less what they say about food, because Brits suck at food.

The only place in the world that has tasteless Thai food and where celery has too strong a flavor.

Sure, not everything sucks, just most everything.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:12:24am

re: #164 Dr Lizardo

Czechs aren’t much different. Most Czechs I’ve known can’t stand peanut butter - they think it’s disgusting. And peanut butter and jelly? For them, that’s some kind of culinary abomination.

Heck, *I* think PB&J is gross.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:18:19am

re: #112 Dread Pirate

I got my wife a Ninja Foodi but she’s terrified of using the pressure cooker feature. She finally used it this week to make corned beef and cabbage. It came out well and I think she’ll use that more often.

I love the Instant Pot we have. Like your wife, my wife is still kinda reluctant to attack it. I took to it like a duck to water. As has been mentioned, dry beans are great from one. No soaking overnight and ready within an hour. I have experimented with all kinds of things in it, some came out great, some not so great, but nothing terrible so far (fingers crossed).

Couple weeks ago wife was doing sausage and cabbage and told me to get the crock pot out (it is fairly large and in the lower cabinets). I told her to try the Instant Pot which has a crock pot (slow cook) feature. She said she would rather use the old trusty crock. I decided to look up the slow cook feature online to see what people were doing with it. Seems that the standard configuration of an Instant Pot isn’t really well suited for slow cooking. Locking the cover doesn’t let any steam release and affects how things cook. There are substitute lids that have a ventilator on them that take care of this problem from what I could find. I may have to pick up one.

Kinda glad she turned down trying it. If things didn’t come out as expected it might have turned her off totally from using it for anything else. Guess I’ll have to pick up one of those lids made special for slow cooking, then I’ll get her to try it.

She also complains it is too large (8qt). Got daughter a 5qt which she thinks would be a better size for us now that we are empty nesters, and she is right. But we already have the one we have (a christmas gift from her sisters and mother a few years back). We’ll cross that bridge later. I would just like it if she would do a little experimenting with the one we have.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:22:11am

re: #184 sagehen

Because “biscuits” is Brit for cookies. I wouldn’t want gravy on my cookies either.

just like mince meat and mincemeat are different things

and spotted dick

and faggots

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:28:47am

re: #120 Anymouse 🌹🏡

(video, 1:19)

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Don’t get me wrong, I do like banjo music. But this always makes me laugh.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:29:51am

enjoy the day
watch out for stuffed bears

YouTube

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:33:28am

re: #197 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Heck, *I* think PB&J is gross.

pbj is ambrosia
food taste is personal - there are almost no rights or wrongs
hardly pineapple on pizza territory

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:35:28am

re: #202 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

pbj is ambrosia
food taste is personal - there are almost no rights or wrongs
hardly pineapple on pizza territory

I came to enjoy pb and sweet chili sauce on sandwiches or as a marinade.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:39:33am

re: #198 Eventual Carrion

I love the Instant Pot we have. Like your wife, my wife is still kinda reluctant to attack it. I took to it like a duck to water. As has been mentioned, dry beans are great from one. No soaking overnight and ready within an hour. I have experimented with all kinds of things in it, some came out great, some not so great, but nothing terrible so far (fingers crossed).

Couple weeks ago wife was doing sausage and cabbage and told me to get the crock pot out (it is fairly large and in the lower cabinets). I told her to try the Instant Pot which has a crock pot (slow cook) feature. She said she would rather use the old trusty crock. I decided to look up the slow cook feature online to see what people were doing with it. Seems that the standard configuration of an Instant Pot isn’t really well suited for slow cooking. Locking the cover doesn’t let any steam release and affects how things cook. There are substitute lids that have a ventilator on them that take care of this problem from what I could find. I may have to pick up one.

Kinda glad she turned down trying it. If things didn’t come out as expected it might have turned her off totally from using it for anything else. Guess I’ll have to pick up one of those lids made special for slow cooking, then I’ll get her to try it.

She also complains it is too large (8qt). Got daughter a 5qt which she thinks would be a better size for us now that we are empty nesters, and she is right. But we already have the one we have (a christmas gift from her sisters and mother a few years back). We’ll cross that bridge later. I would just like it if she would do a little experimenting with the one we have.

We have two. The Lux Mini 3 qt and the Duo Evo Plus 60 6 qt.

We got the 3 qt first as we didn’t know if it was worth all the hype (it is) and then picked up the 6 qt to do ham, cornish game hens and some of the larger cuts of beef that just wouldn’t fit in the 3 qt.

Before you spend money on a new lid, check and see if the lid from your slow cooker will fit on it. The one from ours fits on ours reasonably well.

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jeffreyw  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:44:03am

Good morning!

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:44:06am

The ‘cure is worse than the cold’ talk is firing up. Though we have lots of time to spare, let’s cut to the chase. Leaving the obvious morally depraved questions aside, what is the economic impact of doing little or nothing?

Imperial College model showed 4m in the US dying in 3-6 months with a crushed health care system. 2.5m dying from virus and 1.5 dying indirectly from the crushed HC system.

Poof! That’s 1% of the workforce that just disappeared in one quarter. With a crushed health care system.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:45:22am

re: #206 BigPapa

Poof! That’s 1% of the workforce that just disappeared in one quarter. With a crushed health care system.

That will lower unemployment even further!!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:49:00am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I came to enjoy pb and sweet chili sauce on sandwiches or as a marinade.

That oddly makes sense in an Asian food kind of way. Peanut noodles without the noodles.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:50:09am

re: #207 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That will lower unemployment even further!!!

And save Social security!

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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:53:44am

re: #125 teleskiguy

Mount Rushmore was meant to be a roadside attraction for those driving through South Dakota. It disfigured lands sacred to Native Americans, and they still haven’t forgotten that the US Govt hasn’t fulfilled its obligations under the Treaty of Laramie, which gave the Sioux control over the Black Hills (which was promptly abrogated the moment Americans found gold in them thar hills).

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:56:07am
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Mike Lamb  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:00:08am

re: #206 BigPapa

The ‘cure is worse than the cold’ talk is firing up. Though we have lots of time to spare, let’s cut to the chase. Leaving the obvious morally depraved questions aside, what is the economic impact of doing little or nothing?

Imperial College model showed 4m in the US dying in 3-6 months with a crushed health care system. 2.5m dying from virus and 1.5 dying indirectly from the crushed HC system.

Poof! That’s 1% of the workforce that just disappeared in one quarter. With a crushed health care system.

I invested too much time virtually debating someone whose position was that because the most vulnerable groups were a small percentage of the total population, the best response was to tell the elderly and infirm to take care of themselves via self-isolation and the like, while everyone else went with business as usual. I didn’t have any projections, but I tried to explain that, aside from totally ignoring our responsibilities under the social contract, it was insane to believe that we could neatly silo these impacts and that the “healthy” folks wouldn’t feel repercussions. The impact on the health care system was my number one example.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:02:20am
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lawhawk  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:02:34am

re: #212 Mike Lamb

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:03:53am

re: #208 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That oddly makes sense in an Asian food kind of way. Peanut noodles without the noodles.

Satay sauce. Peanut butter, coconut and chili. The Dutch eat it on french fries…

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:07:08am

re: #38 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Or HP sauce? Bleah.

Time to watch “Dark Shadows.” Up to the point where Burke Devlin has run into Laura Collins, trying to clear his manslaughter conviction and implicate Roger Collins.

In the meantime Roger is trying to prevent his son David from learning his mother has returned to town after Roger had her committed to a sanitarium during the manslaughter trial to prevent her from testifying.

Just wait. When 1968 rolls around, there’s a rumor about how something is mutilating animals, and then Barnabas shows up as a distant relative from England, back to restore the old Collins house. It gets creepy as hell, especially because Barnabas is an absolutely unapologetic sexual predator.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:08:28am

re: #203 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I came to enjoy pb and sweet chili sauce on sandwiches or as a marinade.

pb and lettuce sammy
pb and banana sammy
pb on apples
pb on a spoon…

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:09:10am

re: #50 teleskiguy

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Highest infection rate in the state. I haven’t left my street for eight days.

This makes me so glad that I live in a part of the country that nobody in their right mind wants to visit, for any reason.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:09:22am

re: #217 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

pb and lettuce sammy
pb and banana sammy
pb on apples
pb on a spoon…

I cannot keep pb in my house for the reasons you have just mentioned.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:13:34am

re: #185 sagehen

Worse than Spam and/or Vegemite?

Now now, Spam is not that bad. Skillet fried slice of Spam with 2 runny eggs over top with Tabasco sauce is a great breakfast.

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:14:41am

re: #89 stpaulbear

I took a break from the news to listen to the stereo and I grabbed Love - Forever Changes. I had forgotten that Arthur Lee was feeling kind of paranoid when he was writing that record. The song lyrics are a bit inscrutable but they still fit in with the fear/confusion that everyone is feeling today. Can’t get away from it.

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andmoreagain is haunting as hell.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:18:02am

re: #220 Eventual Carrion

Now now, Spam is not that bad. Skillet fried slice of Spam with 2 runny eggs over top with Tabasco sauce is a great breakfast.

ok now you’ve gone too far
throwing down the food gauntlet…. (j/k)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:18:49am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:19:57am

re: #137 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

His father was the music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which is no slouch.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:20:30am

re: #223 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That breaks my heart. :(

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:21:06am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:22:42am

here’s a bizarre little thought

some florida beaches are closing. slowly. way too slowly because my state is run by idiots…

nevertheless, seeing a closed beach / no tourists is fine, finally.
where did they all go? holed up in their hotel rooms? not a chance.

we’re a couple miles from the edge of the everglades and there’s no attractions out here, so they’re not invading our neighborhood

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:26:13am
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:27:47am

re: #204 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

We have two. The Lux Mini 3 qt and the Duo Evo Plus 60 6 qt.

We got the 3 qt first as we didn’t know if it was worth all the hype (it is) and then picked up the 6 qt to do ham, cornish game hens and some of the larger cuts of beef that just wouldn’t fit in the 3 qt.

Before you spend money on a new lid, check and see if the lid from your slow cooker will fit on it. The one from ours fits on ours reasonably well.

Yeah I love it for cooking things in one pot.

Our slow cooker is oblong in shape so the lid won’t fit at all, need a round one for the Instant Pot.

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:35:58am

re: #133 Targetpractice

A few weeks? You’re awful optimistic, Paul. I give it a few more days.

a few days? hell, I can’t make it a day without winding up in a grocery store. I just get bored as hell sitting around in a studio apartment. if this area actually starts to get the virus (right now, I think we have one confirmed case), then I’ll get more disciplined. I even wound up at a Salvation Army that I like to check for used books, but I figure I have a better chance of getting TB there than corona.

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:37:29am

re: #143 Targetpractice

Three words, Liz: Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Now take your cultural ignorance and cram it.

there’s a rumor those aren’t oysters, and that they aren’t from the rocky mountains.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:37:58am

Kenya seems to be not fucking around with this pandemic:

Kilifi Deputy Governor Gideon Saburi and his driver allegedly tested positive of Covid-19. After he failed to quarantine, detectives, arrested him and was forced to quarantine as tests awaiting results yesterday.

The Deputy Governor and his driver are quarantined at Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi. The detectives, however, are tracing all the people he came to contact with in the past four days.

Detectives in Kilifi also investigates the offices he went after he failed to quarantine at home. They also investigate the driver where he went and which people he picked.

bana.co.ke

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:38:29am

I was out for a hike in the vineyards. I ran into a dozen or more people, even talked to a few (one being a neighbor) but maintained my distance.

So it is not like total social isolation.

Yesterday I spoke to the lady at the bakery and the guy who brings the produce van to our village once a week and a handful of customers.

That is sufficient social contact for the time being. Otherwise I have a big sunny apartment to relax in.

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:39:58am

re: #220 Eventual Carrion

Now now, Spam is not that bad. Skillet fried slice of Spam with 2 runny eggs over top with Tabasco sauce is a great breakfast.

We are a Spam house. We got the regular, Tocino, teri. Hawaii loves Spam.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:42:01am

re: #231 steve_davis

there’s a rumor those aren’t oysters, and that they aren’t from the rocky mountains.

Like the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts.

Beer nuts are about $1.25 and deer nuts are under a buck.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:45:14am

re: #233 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was out for a hike in the vineyards. I ran into a dozen or more people, even talked to a few (one being a neighbor) but maintained my distance.

So it is not like total social isolation.

Yesterday I spoke to the lady at the bakery and the guy who brings the produce van to our village once a week and a handful of customers.

That is sufficient social contact for the time being. Otherwise I have a big sunny apartment to relax in.

Yeah. Like the other night I walked over to a friends place. We sat outside around a fire, knocked back a few drinks and BS’d. There was 3 of us around the fire, no one was right next to anyone else. Distance but not isolation.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:45:39am

re: #235 Eventual Carrion

That is if you are will to go under an animal with a rack. For me no thank you.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:45:54am

re: #234 BigPapa

We are a Spam house. We got the regular, Tocino, teri. Hawaii loves Spam.

Somebody sent me a care packet containing Tabasco-flavored Spam. Actually found it tasty fried with eggs.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:49:56am

re: #228 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Why the fuck are they waiting?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:52:17am

re: #239 GlutenFreeJesus

Money. A place like Key West lives off tourism.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:54:45am
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SerialUpDinger  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:55:27am

re: #89 stpaulbear

I wore the grooves out of that album back in the day. The first time I heard Alone Again Or - I knew it was worth listening to again and again. Thank you for the reminder to play this music again!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:55:48am

re: #239 GlutenFreeJesus

Why the fuck are they waiting?

Same reason that France has left its tobacco shops open and Colorado and CA their marijuana shops/dispensaries: tax revenues.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:02:33am

23K cases in Germany with 93 fatalities…doubling every 4 days

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:06:36am

re: #185 sagehen

Worse than Spam and/or Vegemite?

3 hours since this comment, four people have spoken up in defense of Spam.

NOT ONE HAS SAID A KIND THING ABOUT VEGEMITE.

Message received.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:08:01am

re: #234 BigPapa

We are a Spam house. We got the regular, Tocino, teri. Hawaii loves Spam.

Spam sushi rocks.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:08:12am

re: #169 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The Bing tracker now shows the Diamond Princess death count at 9, out of 712 cases.

Given this is a known, countable population, this suggests that the CFR for that population is 1.3% . Now cruise ship populations will tend to be older than a nation’s average age. Still, there are 136 active cases from the Diamond Princess, and given the dates of infection, if these people are still not recovered I wonder how many of them will die from this.

Also remember that these people are getting a lot of attention by Japanese health care. Many people in the world will not be so lucky.

Those numbers now include some people who caught it weeks later from spouses or people traveling with them, so that accounts for some of the unresolved cases. But as I look at the whole list from everywhere, it looks like they’re very slow in counting and recording who has recovered. Understandably, since I assume you’d need a serum test, and other things are more important.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:08:14am

re: #245 sagehen

3 hours since this comment, four people have spoken up in defense of Spam.

NOT ONE HAS SAID A KIND THING ABOUT VEGEMITE.

Message received.

My kids grew up with it (ex was from UK) I can tolerate it but that is about all.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:09:22am

re: #245 sagehen

3 hours since this comment, four people have spoken up in defense of Spam.

NOT ONE HAS SAID A KIND THING ABOUT VEGEMITE.

Message received.

I said do ya speak-a my language….

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:19:27am

re: #195 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They’re not even doing it now! Not in CA, FL, NY. Both CA & NY are mandatory and they’re not doing it.

I can’t speak for the whole state, but we’re certainly doing it in my little corner of California. The shelter in place order only went statewide a couple of days ago.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:21:52am

re: #249 Barefoot Grin

I said do ya speak-a my language….

SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!!

Men At Work - Down Under

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:23:40am

re: #251 Dr Lizardo

SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!!

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I love that song!

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:25:32am

re: #205 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

And tomorrow is Monday, but you don’t have to get up early.

Mine’s bigger.
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:26:54am

re: #252 Barefoot Grin

I love that song!

Has little to do with the original from Colin Hay

Colin Hay (Men at Work) - Down Under (Today FM)

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:28:53am

Expect more Tweets attacking Gov. Whitmer.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:28:59am

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma made her ketchup from scratch and she bottled peach, pear and persimmon ketchup. Different enhancement on steaks and chops.

Late to this party, but I used to make my own ketchup. It was totally different, not that sweet, LOTS of flavor. Since I stopped, I haven’t eaten “store-bought ketchup.” Yuck.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:30:53am

re: #225 PhillyPretzel

That breaks my heart. :(

Young children are major vectors for covid-19 because they transmit it readily and almost never have symptoms.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:32:18am

I went to Walmart to find some toilet paper, and talked to one of the workers. She said that the truck that delivers shows up between 11 and 12, not before they open like I was expecting.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:35:31am

re: #258 Belafon

[Beijing absolutely orchestrated a cover-up and triggered this global pandemic. And the White House has been insanely, dangerously, unforgivably incompetent. Both narratives are true and have unfortunately existed in deadly unison. Binary thinking will help no one

It is important to make it look like Trump was fully responsible and Presidential in dealing with it, but what can one do against such reckless hate?

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:36:24am

re: #192 Dr Lizardo

Czechs like Spam, actually.

US Army rations in WWII taught lots of people in lots of places to love SPAM.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:36:50am

re: #239 GlutenFreeJesus

Why the fuck are they waiting?

Time for visitors to leave and residents to get back?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:39:14am

re: #256 retired cynic

Late to this party, but I used to make my own ketchup. It was totally different, not that sweet, LOTS of flavor. Since I stopped, I haven’t eaten “store-bought ketchup.” Yuck.

I would consider trying that.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:40:08am

re: #258 Belafon

That science article and the Angela Merkel tutorial are things that should repeated. The science article is well written and shows there may be a way to kill it.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:44:20am

I know conservative Republicans who are praising Beshear’s performance. So glad we got him elected Governor over Bevin.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:51:31am

re: #198 Eventual Carrion

Since your current one was a gift, you won’t be out any more money buying a new one. If you want her to try it, you might need to bite the bullet and get a smaller one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:07:02am

re: #264 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I know conservative Republicans who are praising Beshear’s performance. So glad we got him elected Governor over Bevin.

as I recall, it was a close-run thing, did it not even come down to a recount?

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:07:30am

re: #225 PhillyPretzel

That breaks my heart. :(

To be honest, that baby’s probably fine. He ran a high fever - babies do that whenever you look at them wrong and they’re still generally fine. To date, I know of only one reported infant death worldwide, which was a baby with multiple congenital defects recovering from massive bowel surgery.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:09:58am

re: #267 Renaissance_Man

I had to go visit a daughter in the hospital in Strasbourg on March 1st, just as the outbreak was starting, to sign release papers for an emergency operation (her mother was unable to get there any sooner than I could have)

Just got out under the wire, so to speak

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:10:02am

re: #267 Renaissance_Man

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:21:31am

Sadly, it looks like Evangaline Lilly is an idiot, and refuses to do any of the self-quarantining: usatoday.com:

Despite the global coronavirus pandemic, the “Lost” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” star said she’s continuing her normal routine instead of self-quarantining to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“Just dropped my kids off at gymnastics camp,” Lilly, 40, wrote on Instagram Monday. “They all washed their hands before going in. They are playing and laughing.”

Lilly’s decision to send her children to an extracurricular activity sparked some backlash from fans, who questioned her decision not shelter in place like many people globally.

“No Corona House Arrest?” one fan asked. Lilly replied, “Not for this family.”

Lilly defended her stance in replies to the comments, downplaying the deadly virus as a “respiratory flu” and perhaps even a political ploy: “There’s ‘something’ every election year,” she wrote.

“Where we are right now feels a lot too close to Marshall Law (sic) for my comfort,” Lilly wrote, referring to martial law, the replacement of normal civilian functions with temporary military authority by a government.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:27:29am

Maybe she meant Marshall Good, a fixture on the 70’s Phoenix children’s TV show, Wallace and Ladmo

Wallace & Ladmo ~ Marshall Good Bit #1

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:36:10am

re: #229 Eventual Carrion

Yeah I love it for cooking things in one pot.

Our slow cooker is oblong in shape so the lid won’t fit at all, need a round one for the Instant Pot.

Bummer about the lid.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:39:50am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:41:31am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:41:35am

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Maybe she meant Marshall Good, a fixture on the 70’s Phoenix children’s TV show, Wallace and Ladmo

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Nah, she meant Marital law a la Rubio.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:44:41am

re: #273 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I probably wouldn’t be handing out weapons that could be used by the peasants ironically.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:47:51am

re: #274 jaunte

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Stupidity will kill as many Republicans as possible.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:48:21am

Update on Eli Beer, the paramedic who saved Z’s life on an airplane in 2017.

He has COVID19 and he is being put on a ventilator. Thought, prayers, and donations to United Hatzalah or healthcare organization of your choice.

Update from Eli Beer Friday, March 20, 2020

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:49:36am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:49:58am

He’s trying to take credit for the Governors that are actually out there doing their jobs.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:50:36am

Listening to that fast growing reliable source of nooz, OANN.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:51:00am

re: #280 Eclectic Cyborg

He’s trying to take credit for the Governors that are actually out there doing their jobs.

“And if you say otherwise, then you’re a problem governor.” - Trump

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:51:07am

re: #274 jaunte

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mmmirele  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:53:41am

Across the pond, it’s becoming clear that the first plan Boris Johnson’s chief aide, Dominic Cummings, had was to basically let the virus run rampant and have a lot of old people die.

That clip is from the Times of London, not some tatty tabloid.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:55:22am

Trump is on the side of the profiteers.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:55:23am

These ads must be driving Trump nuts. If this handlers fail to stop him from seeing them.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:56:07am

re: #284 mmmirele

This is what happens when you dumb down education to its lowest level. Dear G-d protect us from the idiots.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:57:18am

re: #132 Dread Pirate

…and sheer boredom, I expect we’ll start to see people breaking the rules within a few weeks.

What is this boredom thing he is speaking of? Seriously, is your existence and self-worth so tied up in other people that you can’t handle a few weeks isolated?

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:57:18am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:57:54am

re: #284 mmmirele

Across the pond, it’s becoming clear that the first plan Boris Johnson’s chief aide, Dominic Cummings, had was to basically let the virus run rampant and have a lot of old people die.

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That clip is from the Times of London, not some tatty tabloid.

Besides the senseless cruelty, the problem with this is your healthcare system will collapse, so vast numbers of other people will die of other causes. But maybe he thought that would be a win-win of Social Darwinism.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:58:59am

re: #289 The Pie Overlord!

Those look delicious.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:59:40am

re: #288 Colère Tueur de Lapin

What is this boredom thing he is speaking of? Seriously, is your existence and self-worth so tied up in other people that you can’t handle a few weeks isolated?

Seems like we have been training for this with social media; people are connected even when they are apart.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:02:26am

re: #275 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Nah, she meant Marital law a la Rubio.

Marshmellaw

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:05:08am

re: #290 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Besides the senseless cruelty, the problem with this is your healthcare system will collapse, so vast numbers of other people will die of other causes. But maybe he thought that would be a win-win of Social Darwinism.

Only if you care enough to actually treat people with coronavirus. If you just leave them to die in the street hospitals can be reserved for rich white people as intended.

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:07:34am

re: #154 Targetpractice

we have an unhealthy fascination with cheese and mayo

If by “cheese and mayo” you mean “things that are neither cheese nor mayonnaise in any way other than their names”.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:07:47am

re: #290 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Besides the senseless cruelty, the problem with this is your healthcare system will collapse, so vast numbers of other people will die of other causes. But maybe he thought that would be a win-win of Social Darwinism.

It’s “Waiting for the Worms” come to life.

Waiting For The Worms

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:08:22am

re: #294 Renaissance_Man

Only if you care enough to actually treat people with coronavirus. If you just leave them to die in the street hospitals can be reserved for rich white people as intended.

That would be the only way that you could let covid-19 run its course without collapsing your hospitals. He was either too stupid to know that, or too sociopathic to realize its inconceivable in a civilized nation.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:08:51am

re: #296 Dr Lizardo

It’s “Waiting for the Worms” come to life.

Mitchell and Webb - Kill The Poor

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:08:58am

re: #284 mmmirele

Across the pond, it’s becoming clear that the first plan Boris Johnson’s chief aide, Dominic Cummings, had was to basically let the virus run rampant and have a lot of old people die.

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That clip is from the Times of London, not some tatty tabloid.

And the only thing that changed his mind was the whole of Europe telling him he’d be on his own including commercial crossings… So, follow that path and the UK starves.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:09:58am

re: #205 jeffreyw

Downey woodpecker trying some bluejay cuisine as part of the peace process.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:10:01am

re: #288 Colère Tueur de Lapin

What is this boredom thing he is speaking of? Seriously, is your existence and self-worth so tied up in other people that you can’t handle a few weeks isolated?

Yes, there are people who can’t live through a blog.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:12:00am

Well I got up at 6AM this morning, lines already 150 people outside both Ralphs (Kroger) and Vons (Safeway). Standing in line and finally connecting with Instacart. Stock ain’t in store, but I FINALLY got a delivery time frame for Friday afternoon.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:12:16am

re: #298 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor Music Video

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:13:04am

re: #298 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The way he says, “I think it might” always makes me laugh out loud.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:16:12am
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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:16:44am

re: #157 Chrysicat

(portion sizes are] the major difference between English/American and French home cookery, since the French are just as obsessed with cheese as both

The difference being that the French are obsessed with real cheese.

And the portion size thing? US portions are German/Swedish, not English.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:16:45am

re: #297 NO SMOCKING GUN!

That would be the only way that you could let covid-19 run its course without collapsing your hospitals. He was either too stupid to know that, or too sociopathic to realize its inconceivable in a civilized nation.

Unfortunately I don’t think it’s inconceivable. I think about 30-35% of the population of the US and the UK would watch it happen and cheer if their TV told them to.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:17:36am

Oh, Florida:

Jacksonville-area coronavirus updates: Nassau County beaches closed

March 22, 12 p.m.: During a press conference in Miami, Governor Ron DeSantis said as testing as increases, Florida has seen more overall cases. However, he added that the vast majority of people are testing negative.

DeSantis is so desperate not to have this thing blow up in his face and have his anti-government religion exposed as detrimental to public life.

To whit:

March 22, 6:00 a.m.: Nassau County beaches have closed. This comes after the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office announced the impending closure in a Facebook post Saturday. The executive order from Nassau County Emergency Management said, “The increased pedestrian traffic, due to other beach closures, presents an enforcement issue as to gatherings and other CDC, Gubernatorial and Presidential guidelines.”

Exactly as expected. A community here or there closing beaches is not enough, as Americans-who-are-special just move around.

Which is why DeSantis needs to to close down the whole state. But he refuses.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:17:39am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:18:15am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:18:38am

re: #307 Renaissance_Man

Unfortunately I don’t think it’s inconceivable. I think about 30-35% of the population of the US and the UK would watch it happen and cheer if their TV told them to.

Yes and that 35% is in right wing megachurches right now praying for the death of colored folks and queers.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:20:19am

re: #305 The Pie Overlord!

No doubt at all in my mind that Trump is doing this to punish states that didn’t vote for him, as he has throughout his presidency.

He is truly a sociopath.

This has more to do with the State of New York’s ongoing investigation of him. Funding will be approved as soon as they drop the case.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:21:10am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:22:22am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:22:39am

This is dinner tonight.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:23:21am

Fucking glorious.

I Believe I’m in Quarantine (The Darkness Parody)

Quarantine now has a theme song.

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:23:36am

re: #161 Targetpractice

They don’t know how we can eat peanut butter and jelly together

Well of course not, there is almost no “jelly” (seedless jam) in the UK. Unless you count mint jelly an that’s for lamb, not peanut butter.

I used to love peanut butter and Lyle’s partially inverted refiner’s syrup though. (Sold as “Golden syrup” because the real name was nothing to conjure with)

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:25:45am
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:25:55am

Man, these Bros are fucked up.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:26:07am

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:26:12am
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:26:59am

re: #314 Joe Bacon 🌹

I was thinking about Bernie this morning. Is he keeping quiet or is he having trouble punching through the news to contribute his noise?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:28:01am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

Though the UK government has changed tack, apparently, “natural selection” was the original idea….

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The Hague is close by. Cummings could be making a permanent trip once this is over and the new pandemic tribunal is up and running.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:28:01am

re: #321 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Sycophant whines that everybody is not a sycophant:

Stephanie Grisham whines after damning failures: ‘I don’t know why the media has to look backwards’

Except Trumporrhoids are screaming BUT WHATABOUT SWINE FLU!!! WHATABOUT OBAMA ZIKA EBOLA!!11!!1!! WHATABOUT BENGHAZI EMAILS COMET PIZZA!!!!1!!1

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:29:36am

re: #317 John Hughes

Well of course not, there is almost no “jelly” (seedless jam) in the UK. Unless you count mint jelly an that’s for lamb, not peanut butter.

I used to love peanut butter and Lyle’s partially inverted refiner’s syrup though. (Sold as “Golden syrup” because the real name was nothing to conjure with)

Ooo, haven’t had Golden Syrup in years. And watching my blood sugar, so that is not the best thing to go looking for. I am guiltily enjoying peanut butter and honey on crackers as a special treat.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:30:04am

Ladies and gentlemen….Neil Diamond! :)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:31:03am

Morning Lizardim from the cool and cloudy wild north country. We got a trace of snow last night, which was a lovely treat in a lockdown. Mrs. Fish and I went on a dinner date - we picked up sushi at a local grocer, sat in an empty parking lot in our car, ate, and talked. How go things among the lizardfolk on this cool spring day?

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:32:13am

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:34:10am

re: #322 Belafon

I was thinking about Bernie this morning. Is he keeping quiet or is he having trouble punching through the news to contribute his noise?

Hang it up Bernie. Even if you continue your irrelevant campaign, no-one is listening.

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:34:30am

re: #168 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Things are about to get a lot worse: aging population + underdeveloped health-care system.

I don’t know of the Russian health care system is “underdeveloped” but they certainly don’t have an aging population, at 17.6 % (0-14), 68.2 % (15-65) 14.2 % (>65) their population is not vastly different from the US at 18.9 %, 65.7 %, 15.4 %.

To have an aging population you need a working health system.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:35:49am

re: #319 makeitstop

Man, these Bros are fucked up.

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If, dog forbid, something did happen to Biden, Cuomo should jump into the race.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:37:07am

re: #326 makeitstop

Ladies and gentlemen….Neil Diamond! :)

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And on that note…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:37:50am

re: #330 John Hughes

I don’t know of the Russian health care system is “underdeveloped” but they certainly don’t have an aging population, at 17.6 % (0-14), 68.2 % (15-65) 14.2 % (>65) their population is not vastly different from the US at 18.9 %, 65.7 %, 15.4 %.

To have an aging population you need a working health system.

The Soviet system was good at one point but was in decline, I cannot imagine that it has improved considerably.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:38:05am

re: #322 Belafon

I was thinking about Bernie this morning. Is he keeping quiet or is he having trouble punching through the news to contribute his noise?

His disciples are still being assholes.

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ericblair  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:38:57am

re: #330 John Hughes

I don’t know of the Russian health care system is “underdeveloped” but they certainly don’t have an aging population, at 17.6 % (0-14), 68.2 % (15-65) 14.2 % (>65) their population is not vastly different from the US at 18.9 %, 65.7 %, 15.4 %.

To have an aging population you need a working health system.

About the Russian healthcare system: Russia’s Chief Auditor Says 1-In-3 Hospitals Lacks Running Water. So, could be better.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:39:53am

Today we are switching our coverage of Donald Trump to an emergency setting, Jay Rosen, pressthink.org

Even this far into his term, it is still a bit of a shock to be reminded that the single most potent force for misinforming the American public is the current president of the United States. For three years this has been a massive — and unsolved — problem for the country and its political leadership.

He lists principles, including:

* We will not cover live any speech, rally, or press conference involving the president. The risk of passing along bad information is too great. Instead, we will attend carefully to what he says. If we can independently verify any important news he announces we will bring that to you— after the verification step.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:40:06am

Who should go before the upcoming Pandemic Tribunal? Government fuck-ups, especially the ones who acted with malice, profiteers, alternate health-care quacks and politically motivated denialists who sabotaged control measures, conspiracy theorists who knowingly attempted to increase death and chaos.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:40:28am

Trouble getting stimulus past. GOP wants to give the money to corporations with no strings so that they can divert it to shareholders and leave workers with nothing.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:42:15am
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Amory Blaine  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:42:15am

On the patch today. 2 hrs in and I’m already fucked. Gahhh!!!!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:42:24am

re: #335 ericblair

About the Russian healthcare system: Russia’s Chief Auditor Says 1-In-3 Hospitals Lacks Running Water. So, could be better.

OMFG

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:43:04am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:43:43am

🤣🤣🤣

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:46:11am

re: #343 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

What the heck is wrong with his right arm?

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:47:07am

re: #326 makeitstop

Ladies and gentlemen….Neil Diamond! :)

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65 years ago, Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand were in the same high school choir (Erasmus High, Brooklyn).

When each of them moved to Los Angeles… it was probably not because they were following the Dodgers.

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:47:27am

re: #344 PhillyPretzel

What the heck is wrong with his right arm?

Pulling pud.

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Jay C  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:47:32am

re: #344 PhillyPretzel

What the heck is wrong with his right arm?

1. It’s Photoshopped.
2. If you have to have it explained, you’ve missed the point…..

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:48:00am

My English nephew posted that after getting home from a ski trip in Switzerland, he came down with a bad case of “pneumonia”. He didn’t qualify for a test initially because he hadn’t been to a hot zone. They finally did test him, but the NHS lost the test, so he may never know it it was coronavirus or not. He has fully recovered, but it was bad, not a mild case at all.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:48:18am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:48:40am
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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:49:47am

re: #344 PhillyPretzel

:D

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:50:21am
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Jay C  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:51:10am

re: #335 ericblair

About the Russian healthcare system: Russia’s Chief Auditor Says 1-In-3 Hospitals Lacks Running Water. So, could be better.

Though one gets the feeling that in many Russian hospitals, “running water” means “the guy with the buckets is quick about it”….

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:51:51am

re: #333 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Soviet system was good at one point but was in decline, I cannot imagine that it has improved considerably.

If the government is forcing doctors to enter ‘pneumonia’ rather than covid-19 as the cause of death, the medical system is horribly compromised on top of any quality issues they may have.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:54:49am

re: #354 stpaulbear

If the government is forcing doctors to enter ‘pneumonia’ rather than covid-19 as the cause of death, the medical system is horribly compromised on top of any quality issues they may have.

Just like the Communist Republican Party in the good ol’ US of A!

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:05:30am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

Though the UK government has changed tack, apparently, “natural selection” was the original idea….

According to reports in France one reason Boris changed his plans was that Macron, backed by the other Europeans said Johnson had to pull his finger out or the whole UK would have been put in quarantine.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:09:55am

re: #335 ericblair

About the Russian healthcare system: Russia’s Chief Auditor Says 1-In-3 Hospitals Lacks Running Water. So, could be better.

If that’s the case and they get a major outbreak, like Italy, they’re screwed.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:10:47am

re: #356 John Hughes

According to reports in France one reason Boris changed his plans was that Macron, backed by the other Europeans said Johnson had to pull his finger out or the whole UK would have been put in quarantine.

Yeah, I saw that earlier. Apparently, Johnson caved at that point.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:11:51am

re: #344 PhillyPretzel

What the heck is wrong with his right arm?

that’s a gag from American Dad when Quagmire discovers Internet porn

Youtube Video

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:13:37am

re: #354 stpaulbear

If the government is forcing doctors to enter ‘pneumonia’ rather than covid-19 as the cause of death, the medical system is horribly compromised on top of any quality issues they may have.

They do as they are told or funding gets cut, same strong-arm tactics that Trump is trying to pull on the the State of New York to get it to end its investigations into his finances…

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:17:40am

re: #318 The Pie Overlord!

Which means we need to get started as soon as possible.

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:19:21am

Young Crouton Zoomies. Good for the heart and soul.
(I think he’s a big puppy in disguise.)

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:19:30am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that’s a gag from American Dad Family Guy when Quagmire discovers Internet porn

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Video

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:21:21am

re: #344 PhillyPretzel

What the heck is wrong with his right arm?

I think he’s a French model.

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A Cranky One  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:22:59am

Since Kenny Roger’s death, people have been posting video’s of his greatest hits.

Saw this question, was surprised at the answer, although the writers have written a ton of great songs:

Who wrote “Islands in the Stream”?

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:26:31am

How the wealthy are going to get everyone killed (nypost.com):

… “There’s not a vegetable to be found in this town right now,” says one resident of Springs, a working-class pocket of East Hampton. “It’s these elitist people who think they don’t have to follow the rules.”

It’s not just the drastic food shortage out here. Every aspect of life, most crucially medical care, is under strain from the sudden influx of rich Manhattanites panic-fleeing, bringing along their disdain and disregard for the little people — and in some cases, knowingly bringing coronavirus.

The Springs resident says her friend, a nurse out here, reported that a wealthy Manhattan woman who tested positive called tiny Southampton Hospital to say she was on her way and needed treatment.

The woman was told to stay in Manhattan.

Instead, she allegedly got on public transportation, telling no one of her condition. Then she showed up at Southampton Hospital, demanding admittance.

“Someone else took a private jet to East Hampton and did not tell anybody ‘til he landed,” the resident says. “That’s the most horrendous aspect. The virus is already here, and we don’t have any medical resources.”

“We’re at the end of Long Island, the tip, and waves of people are bringing this s-t,” says lifelong Montauker James Katsipis. “We should blow up the bridges. Don’t let them in.”…

Here’s something that never gets mentioned or seen in coverage of the Hamptons, whether it’s the news or gossip columns or “Sex and the City” reruns: There are actually poor people who live here. There are three trailer parks (one, of course, is already going luxury). There are food pantries for the needy, and that includes schoolkids.

Normally, the haves and the have-nots converge only in summer, and everyone plays their parts. No more..

The offseason, October through June, is sparsely populated and can be very isolating. During that time, local grocers only stock food and supplies for a severely reduced population. There is no FreshDirect, no Whole Foods, no door-to-door food delivery.

Most year-rounders don’t have the ability to drop, as The Post reported, $8,000 in one shot at gourmet grocery Citarella, or import hundreds of pounds of meat as another overlord just did, then stash their hoard in the extra brand-new freezers they just bought…

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:28:00am

re: #284 mmmirele

That clip is from the Times of London, not some tatty tabloid.

The Times is a Murdoch rag. It’s just the Sun with more words and fewer tits.

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lizardofid  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:31:31am

re: #367 John Hughes

The Times is a Murdoch rag. It’s just the Sun with more words and fewer tits.

No page 3, but, you can still buy it in a broadsheet to “keep up appearances”.

//

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:33:06am

re: #366 Belafon

How the wealthy are going to get everyone killed (nypost.com):

The assholes have bought every head of lettuce within a hundred miles. Why? You can’t freeze it or can it and it will last only so long (not very) in the fridge. I think they are looking to scalp it a week or so down the road, or maybe now with the supply having been bought up. Mass arrests are in order but since scalpers, hoarders, and gougers are all in the Republican base, I don’t expect any action from Bre’r Abbott and his gang.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:34:27am

Sigh…

TEXAS HOSPITAL CHILD ABUSE CASES RISE IN COVID-19 OUTBREAK: ‘IT’S HARD TO THINK THAT IT’S JUST COINCIDENTAL’

Doctors at a children’s hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, have sounded the alarm over concerns about a rise in alleged child abuse cases amid the coronavirus outbreak.

In the span of one week, doctors at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth said they saw at least six cases of apparent physical abuse against children, with one of those cases resulting in death.

[…]

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:34:41am

re: #333 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ok, but you take my point about population age?

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:34:54am

This is not good.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:35:18am

re: #370 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Sigh…

TEXAS HOSPITAL CHILD ABUSE CASES RISE IN COVID-19 OUTBREAK: ‘IT’S HARD TO THINK THAT IT’S JUST COINCIDENTAL’

School was a refuge for some.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:37:55am

re: #359 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

that’s a gag from American Dad when Quagmire discovers Internet porn

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Giggity

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:41:05am

Sebastopol geese. Crazy like every other goose.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:41:20am

re: #370 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Sigh…

TEXAS HOSPITAL CHILD ABUSE CASES RISE IN COVID-19 OUTBREAK: ‘IT’S HARD TO THINK THAT IT’S JUST COINCIDENTAL’

Yesterday I started reading Pale Rider by Laura Spinney, an account of the 1918 pandemic. She reports that during the pandemic the New York Public Schools stayed open because they thought the children would be safer in the classroom, where they could be regularly checked by health professionals, than at home, where they could pick up the virus crammed into the tenements where they lived, or sent to play out in the street, or sent out to work in sweatshops.

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mmmirele  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:42:17am

If you weren’t already convinced that Hobby Lobby is run by people who worship at the altar of Mammon, here’s their instructions to managers regarding pay for people forced to stop working because of closure orders.

Hell isn’t hot enough yet for these people.

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Teddy's Person  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:42:22am

re: #373 Belafon

School was a refuge for some.

When my mom was a student teacher in the late 1950s, the teacher she worked with gave her a piece of advice that she based her career on: treat your classroom like it’s the best place your students will ever be because for some of them it is.

My mom loved her students (she taught kindergarden most of her career). As dementia took her, her love of her students was one of the last things she could coherently talk about.

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:42:45am

re: #366 Belafon

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A Mom Anon  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:43:24am

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:43:57am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

There is a God.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:44:36am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:45:03am
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:45:55am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

Damn shame.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:46:15am

re: #383 The Pie Overlord!

New York, California, Oregon, Washington, and other states ought to band together, and appoint Biden as the head of this organization.

Edit: Or Clinton.

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:46:17am

Trump won’t invoke the Defense Production Act but his DOJ is asking for Emergency Powers to detain indefinitely.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:46:47am

To no one’s surprise:

A group of Florida college students traveling together on spring break have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Four students at the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a Facebook post made by the university on Saturday night.

The students with other classmates during the university’s spring break, according to the university’s statement. While three of the infected students have returned to campus where they are “self-isolating”, one student did not, the university said.

The university did not say how many students were traveling with the four infected students and whether they had been tested for the novel coronavirus. It has not been yet confirmed if the infected students were traveling together in the state of Florida or if they were traveling elsewhere when they contracted the virus.

[…]

I wonder how many college students have spread SARS-Cov-2 around this country in the past week.

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Skip Intro  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:47:09am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

I hope he doesn’t expect any help from the government he hates so much.

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:47:16am

re: #384 makeitstop

Damn shame.

Thoughts and prayers….

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:47:39am

re: #389 Mescalero09

Thoughts and prayers….

Womp womp.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:49:22am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

thedailybeast.com

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:49:51am

This thread needs some Telecaster.

Heartaches by the Number - Danny Gatton

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:50:45am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:52:05am

Some places are going to see changes in their society:

Extremist haredi men stone police on coronavirus enforcement patrols

Police officers on patrol in the radical ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim to enforce the social-distancing orders issued due to the coronavirus pandemic encountered violent resistance by large numbers of ultra-Orthodox extremists.

In one incident, two men were detained for throwing stones at police officers, one of whom was hit and injured. The officer was treated for his wounds at the scene.

[…]

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DodgerFan1988  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:53:25am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:53:44am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

Here’s hoping he was hanging with tRump and pence.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:54:14am

re: #394 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Some places are going to see changes in their society:

Extremist haredi men stone police on coronavirus enforcement patrols

Assholes.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:55:15am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

Hopefully he got it from his neighbor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:55:55am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:56:14am

US new cases today nearing 14k.

Now Trump can brag he has the biggest numbers.

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jeffreyw  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:57:14am

re: #300 Colère Tueur de Lapin

A red bellied downy!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:57:57am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:58:10am

re: #400 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

US new cases today nearing 14k.

Now Trump can brag he has the biggest numbers.

Wait, 14K total or is that 14,000 new cases today alone?😮

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Kilroy was here  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:58:12am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:58:32am

re: #403 Dr Lizardo

Wait, 14K total or is that 14,000 new cases today alone?😮

Today.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:59:09am

re: #405 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Today.

Fuck me. This is gonna be a shitshow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:59:30am

re: #404 Kilroy was here

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:00:21am

re: #407 Backwoods_Sleuth

They should rename this one Karmavirus.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:00:34am

re: #399 Backwoods_Sleuth

Iceland so far has reported only one death. Gives them the lowest CFR of any place with a significant number of cases.

This is important, as it implies that strong action in light of the pandemic really does help reduce mortality.

See also Singapore, though there CFR is not as low as Iceland.

Meanwhile, we have Trump.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:00:55am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:01:50am

re: #409 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Iceland so far has reported only one death. Gives them the lowest CFR of any place with a significant number of cases.

This is important, as it implies that strong action in light of the pandemic really does help reduce mortality.

See also Singapore, though there CFR is not as low as Iceland.

Meanwhile, we have Trump.

Czech Republic is still 0 fatalities, over 1000 infected.

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:02:29am

Rand Paul, staunch Libertarian and pro take care of yourself without no need for government at all gets huge slab of government care, but fuck you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:02:40am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:03:32am

re: #381 Belafon

There is a God.

If there was, Trump would get it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:03:34am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:04:14am

re: #396 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Here’s hoping he was hanging with tRump and pence.

And everyone at Fox News.

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:04:52am

re: #414 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If there was, Trump would get it.

Live on TV. Lock up like a failed V-8 and just drop.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:05:37am

re: #366 Belafon

How the wealthy are going to get everyone killed (nypost.com):

I want to know how many of these rich dicks are now buying ventilators for themselves.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:06:05am

re: #414 NO SMOCKING GUN!

If there was, Trump would get it.

I’m sure he got it, but there’s currently a war between Satan and God going on in his body to produce symtoms.

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:06:20am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:07:37am

re: #411 Dr Lizardo

Czech Republic is still 0 fatalities, over 1000 infected.

The story that seems to be emerging is that if a locale has sufficiently aggressive means of testing, treating, and isolating cases then the mortality can be kept low.

But if any of those requirements can’t be met, then the mortality easily rises to 3% or beyond.

My soapbox on this from the start has been: the quality (and quantity) of heath care available determines if you live or die.

Some places (TN, FL) don’t seem to care so much about public health. Other places (Iceland, Faroe Islands, Singapore, etc.) do.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:09:41am

Does this mean Rand Paul won’t be voting in the Senate anytime soon?
If so that is a good thing.
Hoping he was hugging his buddies really close lately.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:09:43am
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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:11:14am

re: #415 Backwoods_Sleuth

Damn that orange bastard.

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:11:40am

re: #404 Kilroy was here

So some people get tested on demand, without contacts or symptoms. Wonder who chooses, based on what criteria.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:11:54am

re: #410 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Heh

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:12:08am

re: #395 DodgerFan1988

I wonder if Pence asked for that in return for medical help?

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:12:37am

re: #423 Backwoods_Sleuth

It will be awefully strange how most of that money goes to places with Trump in their name. //

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:12:41am

Michigan Attorney General:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:13:03am

Rand Paul is young enough, and presumably healthy enough otherwise, that Covid-19 may not be seriously detrimental to his health.

If so, once he comes out of quarantine I expect him to champion that if he can beat the coronavirus without a government handout (ignoring that he gets healthcare as a Senator) than all Americans can.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:14:17am

re: #429 Ace-o-aces

She’s got more:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:14:34am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:15:02am

re: #422 Kilroy was here

Does this mean Rand Paul won’t be voting in the Senate anytime soon?
If so that is a good thing.
Hoping he was hugging his buddies really close lately.

One down 4 to go and McConnell loses his majority.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:17:40am

re: #431 Ace-o-aces

She’s got a wicked sense of humor.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:19:24am

Amazing what happens when you test..

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:19:36am

Not looking to the post-COVID+ braying about how they got sick and nothing happened to them.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:19:38am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

Schadenfreude overdose pandemic, any second now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:23:18am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:23:31am

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:24:57am

re: #436 BigPapa

Not looking to the post-COVID+ braying about how they got sick and nothing happened to them.

Because of the delays caused by the Trump administration and Republicans, it’s probable that everyone could end up knowing someone who died or nearly died from it, or died because resources had to be diverted to taking care of patients with it.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:24:58am
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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:25:03am

re: #439 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

How much does it cost to turn someone Socialist?
$1000

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:25:28am
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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:25:30am

Too far? Methinks not…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:26:30am

re: #442 Mescalero09

How much does it cost to turn someone Socialist?
$1000

like temporary insanity, they will plead temporary socialism

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:27:22am

re: #444 Disloyal Archangel

Too far? Methinks not…

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If there’s one thing I’m sure of it’s that Rand Paul is NOT feeling fine and did not just get tested out of an abundance of caution.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:28:43am

re: #441 Charles Johnson

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Didn’t the moron-in-chief attend one of those GOP Senate lunches within the past week to talk about the bailout/stimulus package he wants?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:28:47am

re: #441 Charles Johnson

Please excuse me for being nasty but I cannot think of a more deserving group to get sick.

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:29:40am

re: #448 PhillyPretzel

Please excuse me for being nasty but I cannot think of a more deserving group to get sick.

You are excused - we’re probably all thinking it at this stage…

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:29:45am

re: #443 Charles Johnson

I used to subscribe to the belief that all evil people got theirs eventually. I didn’t have to be there. I didn’t have to witness it. I didn’t even have to know about it.
They got theirs.

Now I’m going to pull up a chair, crack a frosty, and drink deep.

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Florida Panhandler  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:30:01am

re: #330 John Hughes

And now $4 Trillion is being bandied about as to the size of Federal stimulus to deal with this epidemic.

It was barely a month ago that $2 Trillion price tag on a Universal Health Care system were being derided as being enormously too expensive. Let that sink in.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:31:18am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:31:55am

The GOP would steal the pennies off a corpse’s eyes.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:32:46am

re: #453 jaunte

The GOP would steal the pennies off a corpse’s eyes.

yeah and pull the gold fillings and silver crowns out of corpse’s mouths, too…

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:33:55am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:34:59am

re: #452 jaunte

From the GOP bill page 391… per a dem source: “appears to be a Secret Bailout Authority. Trump/Mnuchin can make a loan, guarantee, or other investment in Goldman Sachs or even the Trump Org and keep it secret for 6 months..”

nothing reads “drain the swamp” like that SBA

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:35:02am

re: #452 jaunte

Every dime spent via this bill should be public.

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:36:15am

re: #455 jaunte

Because Mississippi.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:36:16am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:37:24am

re: #455 jaunte

[Laughs in Charles Darwin]

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:38:00am

re: #458 Mescalero09

Laser-focused on making Florida look good.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:41:41am

re: #457 Belafon

Every dime spent via this bill should be public.

I’m beginning to think that not a single cent should go to anyone other than a worker earning less than 200,000 per year. Otherwise, we are heading for a repeat of the 2008 bailout and the 2017 tax bill with most of the money going to executives, dividends, and stock buybacks. Yes — some retirees rely on those dividends so there should be a way to address those needs. But any plan designed by Republicans is directed toward the greedy and not the needy.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:41:45am

I’ll take a break from complaining about the current crisis for this:

Thanks, Charles, for all the work you continue to do to keep this online community going.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:42:12am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a statewide “stay at home” order for Ohioans.

“There is nothing in the order that we haven’t already been talking about. There is nothing in this that I haven’t been asking you to do for the last few weeks.”

The order goes into effect 11:59 p.m. Monday night and stays in effect until April 6.

The Ohio Department of Health announced there are now 351 cases of coronavirus in Ohio with three deaths.

Additionally, the virus is present in 40 counties and 83 people have been hospitalized.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:42:35am

re: #441 Charles Johnson

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Is this the lunch Democrats were excluded from?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:43:55am

Mississippi resident here.

Our beaches get only a small fraction of the traffic Florida and Alabama get.

Most locals don’t even bother with the beaches much.

That said, they should still be fucking closed.

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:45:40am

re: #380 A Mom Anon

Just heard on tv that Rand Paul tested positive for Coronavirus.

Tots and Pears.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:45:52am

re: #465 sagehen

Is this the lunch Democrats were excluded from?

Was this a standard lunch for party members? If so, I would assume that Democrats do the same — have get togethers for party members only.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:48:14am

re: #343 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

🤣🤣🤣

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:50:29am

re: #455 jaunte

Damn! The MAGAts really are going to self-eradicate. Is it just? Not by any decent human standard but evolution and nature have different standards and theirs are the law.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:50:56am
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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:51:03am

re: #446 goddamnedfrank

If there’s one thing I’m sure of it’s that Rand Paul is NOT feeling fine and did not just get tested out of an abundance of caution.

He’s already sending out feelers to his big donors to score a respirator.
barely \

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:51:58am
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:52:30am

re: #470 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

It’s really difficult to understand Reeves’ determination on this. Beach tourism is not a major economic input for the state.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:53:19am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:53:39am

re: #474 jaunte

It’s really difficult to understand Reeves’ determination on this. Beach tourism is not a major economic input for the state.

I guess it’s his lepertarian “line in the sand.”

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Amory Blaine  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:53:49am

House Dems should pull a Hank Paulson and introduce a 3 page bill.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:54:26am

“Owning” the virus.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:55:38am
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:55:51am

re: #471 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’ll be far easier for Manchin to explain “every worker gets a check” than “every corporation gets a check.”

Edit: Cleaned up so it would be a whole lot easier for Manchin to say it.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:56:52am

re: #466 Eclectic Cyborg

Mississippi resident here.

Our beaches get only a small fraction of the traffic Florida and Alabama get.

Most locals don’t even bother with the beaches much.

That said, they should still be fucking closed.

And here, after the college gang had their beach party the other day, a local went to the beach and picked up 4 bags of bottles, cans and sunscreen tubes that the idiots left behind. Even with them gone, I don’t want to walk on that beach (which is .5 mile from me)

myrtlebeachonline.com

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:57:51am
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:58:15am
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Flying Squirrel Girl  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:58:28am

re: #377 mmmirele

In 1999 I dated a guy who was from OK whose dad had been one of the founders of Hobby Lobby. He told me way back then that his dad had bailed early because he was afraid that one of the other founders was such a religious nut job that he would eventually get them in trouble with the government.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:58:46am
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So Cal Greek Hippie  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:59:03am

re: #429 Ace-o-aces

In my house we have a game called “Disney Felonies” along the same idea:

Kissing an incapacitated woman in a glass coffin, unregulated dog breeding, illegal runoff from high volume automated mopping, and maliciously stampeding wildlife all apply

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:59:20am

re: #480 Belafon

It’ll be far easier for Manchin to explain “everyone worker a check” than “every corporation gets a check.”

Yep.

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:59:34am

re: #258 Belafon

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I went to Walmart to find some toilet paper, and talked to one of the workers. She said that the truck that delivers shows up between 11 and 12, not before they open like I was expecting.

The easiest way we know is because if this had been bioengineered for warfare, it would kill 90% of the people it infects.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:00:05pm

re: #470 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Damn! The MAGAts really are going to self-eradicate. Is it just? Not by any decent human standard but evolution and nature have different standards and theirs are the law.

Problem is, at some point these red-state healthcare systems will be overloaded and doctors will be turning patients away.

their loved ones, unable to see any fault in Trump, will blame it on Chinese and liberals and employ their Second Amendment Solutions to the problem

I am truly afraid that it could get ugly in places

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:01:30pm

Gov DeWine is also a moron

He says the Ohio pharmacy board an emergency vote Sunday on to regulate and prevent hoarding of hydroxychloroquine and a similar drug, chloroquine. DeWine says it will be regulated and prescribed to coronavirus patients that need it.

fox8.com

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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:02:26pm
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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:04:39pm

re: #271 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Maybe she meant Marshall Good, a fixture on the 70’s Phoenix children’s TV show, Wallace and Ladmo

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God Bless you…. Now I’ll have the theme song in my head for the rest of the day.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:04:43pm

re: #489 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Problem is, at some point these red-state healthcare systems will be overloaded and doctors will be turning patients away.

their loved ones, unable to see any fault in Trump, will blame it on Chinese and liberals and employ their Second Amendment Solutions to the problem

I am truly afraid that it could get ugly in places

Sadly, I could definitely see that happening.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:10:56pm

When relatives insist that Q is correct about Oprah being arrested…

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Jebediah, RBG  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:12:38pm

re: #87 Joe Bacon 🌹

Gonna be sooner than California closing. Trump is headed for a Carter-type wipeout.

I sure hope trmp’s wipeout will he way worse. Carter is a decent man.

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:18:38pm

re: #326 makeitstop

Ladies and gentlemen….Neil Diamond! :)

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Oh, Neil Diamond is ANOTHER performer who shows up on an episode of Mannix, playing acoustic guitar.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:21:49pm
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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:22:46pm

re: #344 PhillyPretzel

What the heck is wrong with his right arm?

He did a little too much rattlesnake shake.

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Florida Panhandler  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:47:33pm

re: #49 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma made her ketchup from scratch and she bottled peach, pear and persimmon ketchup. Different enhancement on steaks and chops.

Real Tomato Ketchup Eddie?

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:49:55pm

re: #449 Disloyal Archangel

You are excused - we’re probably all thinking it at this stage…

I don’t want anyone to get sick. I’ve just read about what it’s like to go into system failure from this thing. I would be fucking terrified. I can’t even wish that on people who arguably wish me ill, at least passively.


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