Rand Paul Has Coronavirus, After He Mocked Concerns and Voted Against Emergency Funding

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The title says it all, and I hope the American public is paying attention to the way the Republican Party is behaving during this crisis. Because Rand Paul isn’t the only hypocrite, and others are trying to exploit the outbreak of coronavirus by grabbing the power to arrest and detain people indefinitely without a trial.

Note that Rand Paul is asymptomatic at this point, which makes it very likely he spread the virus to other Republicans.

UPDATE at 3/22/20 12:27:22 pm by Charles Johnson

And now, Rand Paul’s father, dependably loony tunes as always.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:07:08pm

Repeating myself from downstairs:

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) then all Americans can.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:07:15pm

Maybe now he might vote for the funding? I doubt it.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:07:36pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:07:49pm

re: #2 PhillyPretzel

Maybe now he might vote for the funding? I doubt it.

It is not in these people’s nature to back down in the face of facts.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:09:36pm

re: #2 PhillyPretzel

Maybe now he might vote for the funding? I doubt it.

He doesn’t need it, so I doubt it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:10:50pm

Lre: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Repeating myself from downstairs:

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) then all Americans can.

Yeah I can totally see him doing something like that. He’s always been an ideologue first and leader last. His father fits that label too.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:11:40pm

re: #2 PhillyPretzel

Maybe now he might vote for the funding? I doubt it.

Unfortunately for Rand, his political mentor is his father.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:15:23pm

Since Senate Republicans have been exposed, I selected the Deluxe cover for them!

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:16:16pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:17:27pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:17:35pm

The AP Fact Check wire calls out Trump:
AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely says ventilators coming ‘fast’

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ericblair  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:17:55pm

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Repeating myself from downstairs:

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) then all Americans can.

I don’t think the other senators he was palling around with will be as happy about it.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:20:58pm
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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:22:03pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:22:13pm

re: #13 Charles Johnson

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting pause on bipartisan negotiations on a $1.6 trillion-plus emergency package in the Senate, saying the House will forge ahead with its own bill

This will be spun as “Democrat obstructionism”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:22:34pm

How are folks going to get emergency payments?

IRS has been hollowed out.

Social Security offices have been closed to the public.

State offices have been contracted out or are now online.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:23:28pm
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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:24:26pm

Charles: the Facebook counter for FB post forwarding is bonked. I sent to FB and it didn’t count it.

Duckworth is a shero. Her name has never come up as a VP consideration but she’s rock solid.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:25:44pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:26:42pm

re: #14 goddamnedfrank

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:27:37pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:28:12pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:30:18pm

We’re going to go weeks without any stimulus package, aren’t we?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:31:19pm

re: #23 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re going to go weeks without any stimulus package, aren’t we?

Phony Joni Ernst will once again tell you to go to a church and ask for help.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:32:20pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

Tommy is a hell of a lot nicer than I.

Fuck you, Rand, you selfish prick. Just fuck you.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:33:29pm

I didn’t know this. Oh well.

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:33:38pm

re: #19 Barefoot Grin

I’m a sucker for corny shit like that.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:33:43pm
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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:34:52pm

re: #22 Charles Johnson

And if anyone ever wondered whether or not Rand Pauls’ neighbor was justified kicking his ass………………………

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:35:09pm

Noted last night that New Orleans has become a hot spot of infections. Finally the state of Louisiana:

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:37:10pm
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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:38:14pm
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Disloyal Archangel  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:39:34pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:39:59pm

Czech Republic just announced its first COVID-19 death - a 95-year-old man from Prague. According to doctors, he suffered from chronic ischemic heart disease and had a pacemaker.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:40:51pm
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:42:15pm

Sorry, Doctor, Rand Paul took your test.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:44:22pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:47:06pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:49:45pm

re: #35 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Hospitals have always been dangerous. I try to avoid them, though unfortunately the past few years I have not been able.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:50:16pm

As Rand’s daddy would say, “Let em die.”

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:52:44pm

GOP is using the pandemic as an excuse for another massive corporate giveaway. It should get zero Democratic votes.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:53:34pm

Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper at emergency meeting says you can kill coronavirus by holding a blow dryer up to your nose after he saw it on “reliable source” OANN, warns “there’s a lot of baloney out there on social media”

Dedicate this song to Bryant C

Seminole Wind - John Anderson - Lyrics

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:54:33pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:56:47pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:57:46pm

re: #23 Eclectic Cyborg

We’re going to go weeks without any stimulus package, aren’t we?

Not if GOP Senators feel enough heat from voters.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:58:30pm

re: #44 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Oh, bioterrorism?

Death penalty it is, then.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:58:46pm

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper at emergency meeting says you can kill coronavirus by holding a blow dryer up to your nose after he saw it on “reliable source” OANN, warns “there’s a lot of baloney out there on social media”

Quick, someone tell him it works on hemorrhoids, too.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:58:54pm
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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 12:59:41pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:01:05pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

No, it didn’t.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:01:42pm

re: #44 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Racist extremist groups, including neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, are encouraging members who contract novel coronavirus disease to spread the contagion to cops and Jews, according to intelligence gathered by the FBI.

why to I get the feeling that these are not the ones Barr wants to use his new emergency powers on?

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:02:27pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:03:21pm

re: #47 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Quick, someone tell him it works on hemorrhoids, too.

No, no for hemorrhoids, ya gotta use this. Just stick the nozzle up his culu and let ‘er rip.

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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:03:31pm

If these men still have even a TINY bit of credibility left in a few weeks, we are doomed as a species.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:04:20pm

re: #54 bratwurst

If these men still have even a TINY bit of credibility left in a few weeks, we are doomed as a species.

they will and we are

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steve_davis  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:07:41pm

re: #12 ericblair

I don’t think the other senators he was palling around with will be as happy about it.

oh, if anything happens to them, they all get airlifted off to Walter Reed for what I have no doubt will be an accessible ventilator. Senators have made damned sure over the years that they get treated very, very well out of life.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:07:43pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

“WIN THE DAY’ is their motto. Trump wants to treat every day like a reality show where he is victorious at the end of every episode. Who cares about tomorrow.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:08:21pm

re: #54 bratwurst

If these men still have even a TINY bit of credibility left in a few weeks, we are doomed as a species.

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As I’ve said. Ron infected the political discussion as much as Trump has. The first clue should have been his 2008 campaign manager dying young and without insurance. Ron Paul is an asshole as is his son.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:09:39pm

got cat boxes to clean and then the toilet…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:10:30pm

re: #57 stpaulbear

“WIN THE DAY’ is their motto. Trump wants to treat every day like a reality show where he is victorious at the end of every episode. Who cares about tomorrow.

because he knows people will forget what he said yesterday

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:10:36pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

got cat boxes to clean and then the toilet…

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Me too (and I don’t have a cat.)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:10:40pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

got cat boxes to clean and then the toilet…

Unless it’s to announce that you’re on your way to Walter Reed, fuck off, asshole. This country doesn’t need you.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:11:36pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

I have to clean out the basement.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:16:00pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:16:21pm

re: #42 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Okeechobee County Commissioner Bryant Culpepper at emergency meeting says you can kill coronavirus by holding a blow dryer up to your nose after he saw it on “reliable source” OANN, warns “there’s a lot of baloney out there on social media”

Dedicate this song to Bryant C

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I was listening to this earlier! I’d never heard it until last year on a road trip (to Florida no less) and fell in love with it. Great country tune.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:16:50pm

re: #54 bratwurst

If these men still have even a TINY bit of credibility left in a few weeks, we are doomed as a species.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:17:23pm

Lots of spin going on today, about Fauci’s statement when asked about his differences with Trump.

A lot of spin.

Fauci couched some criticism of Trump in a language that is more damning that the Trumpers are wanting it to be:

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said Sunday that “there isn’t, fundamentally, a difference” between his view and President Donald Trump’s when it comes to combatting coronavirus, saying Trump just approaches fighting the pandemic from a “hope, layperson standpoint” while he approaches it from a scientific one.

Fauci is saying that Trump doesn’t know what Trump is talking about. But the right-wing press and Trumpers are interpreting this statement of Fauci as meaning that Trump is correct.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:18:16pm

I can’t lie. I hope Rand gave the virus to Moscow Mitch at lunch the other day.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:18:37pm

Funny thing is I heard Rand and Ron had a falling out politically due to Rand being more or less a GOP party man and Ron’s dislike of party politics.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:19:09pm

re: #66 Joe Bacon 🌹

He knows that his son is a hoax.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:19:53pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:19:55pm

re: #70 stpaulbear

He knows that his son is a hoax.

Burned.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:20:30pm

re: #67 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Lots of spin going on today, about Fauci’s statement when asked about his differences with Trump.

A lot of spin.

Fauci couched some criticism of Trump in a language that is more damning that the Trumpers are wanting it to be:

Fauci is saying that Trump doesn’t know what Trump is talking about. But the right-wing press and Trumpers are interpreting this statement of Fauci as meaning that Trump is correct.

Fauci has to speak carefully, or Trump will replace him with Paula White, who will promise a faith healing to each person who sends $100 to her ministry.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:21:57pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:24:00pm

re: #74 goddamnedfrank

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TBH his attitude is another example of why “Dr” necessarily doesn’t make someone a thoughtful let alone intelligent person.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:24:15pm

re: #67 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Fauci is saying that Trump doesn’t know what Trump is talking about. But the right-wing press and Trumpers are interpreting this statement of Fauci as meaning that Trump is correct.

Because they are too dumb to realize what Fauci is saying.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:25:57pm

re: #64 Charles Johnson

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Many smart people:

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:30:13pm
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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:30:14pm
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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:30:36pm

re: #59 Backwoods_Sleuth

got cat boxes to clean and then the toilet…

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“beautiful White House”. I remember when he was referring to it as “a dump”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:32:00pm

re: #73 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Fauci has to speak carefully, or Trump will replace him with Paula White, who will promise a faith healing to each person who sends $100 to her ministry.

Used to be that someone in Fauci’s position would still be in the GS pay scale and as a government employee could not be fired for political reasons.

The super grades were replaced with the Senior Executive Service. I presume that Fauci is a SES.

SES can be fired… but someone in Fauci’s position is not a political appointee. Thus Fauci has remained in that position through a few Presidents now.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:34:34pm

We’re about three days away from when we’ll be seeing some serious movement in the death figures from the hardest hit states, and about 14 days away from when even Trump’s supporters will be overwhelmed by statistics.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:35:08pm

sorry if it has been posted already, but damn this ad….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:35:15pm

re: #82 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We’re about three days away from when we’ll be seeing some serious movement in the death figures from the hardest hit states, and about 14 days away from when even Trump’s supporters will be overwhelmed by statistics.

and start waving guns at doctors who turn patients away from overburdened facilities

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:35:28pm

Instagram

Pandemic Diary, Day 7: Contact with unidentified armored scout unit on east perimeter. Does not appear to be hostile, despite hissing at Chief of Security when challenged. Appeared to be investigating our backup toilet paper supply (gopher cabbage leaves)

We must remain vigilant

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:36:36pm

re: #80 Eventual Carrion

“beautiful White House”. I remember when he was referring to it as “a dump”.

It’s nicer now that he’s gotten rid of all the ungrateful smart people.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:37:48pm

re: #86 stpaulbear

It’s nicer now that he’s gotten rid of all the ungrateful smart people.

Plus, Coron-a-Lago isn’t exactly an option for him right now, so he has to pretend he’s happy where he’s at.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:39:02pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:39:03pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:39:40pm

re: #82 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

We’re about three days away from when we’ll be seeing some serious movement in the death figures from the hardest hit states, and about 14 days away from when even Trump’s supporters will be overwhelmed by statistics.

Until they or their loved ones get seriously ill, they won’t believe the statistics.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:39:54pm

Death total in US for one day now stands at 112.

A milestone, passing 100 deaths/day from Covid-19.

Italy went from 133 deaths/day to 250 deaths/day in five days.

Just a comparison to make, to give us an idea of what may happen by Friday.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:40:03pm

Here is the latest from WHYY:
whyy.org

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:40:30pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Notice the implication Biden is senile too. We need to get used to that. Hopefully Biden is ready for that bs narrative in the GE because it’s gonna be pushed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:41:55pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:42:37pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Roughly zero.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:42:48pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:43:44pm

re: #96 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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It’s going to rip through the prisons like a wildfire.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:45:28pm

It’s just a lack of imagination all the way down.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:45:55pm

re: #97 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s going to rip through the prisons like a wildfire.

Those private prison companies aren’t gonna like that since they’re paid per inmate…

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:46:00pm

re: #92 PhillyPretzel

The City of Philadelphia restrictions are in effect until further notice as per Brian Abernathy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia. I guess that means for me that I am going to be at home (and online) for a while. All I have to do now is find out if we are being paid.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:46:05pm

re: #98 goddamnedfrank

It’s just a lack of imagination all the way down.

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Why are people so fucking stupid?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:46:49pm

re: #101 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Why are people so fucking stupid?

End result of 40 years of Republicans dismantling the public education system.

Remember 50 years ago California had free public universities until Reagan got into office…been downhill ever since…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:48:08pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:48:33pm

re: #91 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Death total in US for one day now stands at 112.

A milestone, passing 100 deaths/day from Covid-19.

Italy went from 133 deaths/day to 250 deaths/day in five days.

Just a comparison to make, to give us an idea of what may happen by Friday.

fuck, that is more than the overall total for Germany

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:48:59pm

re: #97 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It’s going to rip through the prisons like a wildfire.

and what will happen to military preparedness when it gets aboard ships?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:50:04pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:50:25pm

Grandma told me how the 1918 pandemic ran unchecked at military and naval bases…the dead were stacked like cordwood…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:50:34pm

😁👍

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:50:43pm

So, see this on the census:

prntscr.com

but somehow every type of asian counts as a separate race….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:51:40pm
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Kilroy was here  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:51:50pm

Article I, section 5 of the Constitution requires that a quorum (51 senators) be present for the Senate to conduct business. Often, fewer than 51 senators are present on the floor, but the Senate presumes a quorum unless a roll call vote or quorum call suggests otherwise.

So you only need 51… That makes it unlikely that the senate will be unable to do it work unless Mitch ratfucks it somehow.

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:52:05pm

re: #2 PhillyPretzel

Maybe now he might vote for the funding? I doubt it.

It’s even worse, since probably there won’t be any complications in his case, which will make him even more insufferable after this.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:52:28pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:52:55pm

re: #112 Nyet

It’s even worse, since probably there won’t be any complications in his case, which will make him even more insufferable after this.

while he continues to infect other people

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:53:00pm

re: #102 Joe Bacon 🌹

End result of 40 years of Republicans dismantling the public education system.

Remember 50 years ago California had free public universities until Reagan got into office…been downhill ever since…

I belong to the last generation to graduate without debt thanks to Social Security, Basic Education Opportunity Grants and low in-state tuition

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:53:44pm

re: #112 Nyet

It’s even worse, since probably there won’t be any complications in his case, which will make him even more insufferable after this.

Trust me, there are definitely going to be some long term complications

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:53:45pm

re: #112 Nyet

It’s even worse, since probably there won’t be any complications in his case, which will make him even more insufferable after this.

He reportedly had part of a lung removed after that fight with his neighbor, so it may not be that easy for him.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:53:49pm

re: #112 Nyet

Yes. You are correct Sergey. And it is good to see you here on the internet and in LGF. Welcome Back. :)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:55:36pm

re: #100 PhillyPretzel

The City of Philadelphia restrictions are in effect until further notice as per Brian Abernathy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia. I guess that means for me that I am going to be at home (and online) for a while. All I have to do now is find out if we are being paid.

My wife has been ordered to stay home this week. Since they weren’t able to get her a laptop so she can work, I am assuming she won’t get paid. Fortunately I can work from home.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:55:39pm

Because I’m either ignorant or not paying attention…. But is seems besides getting questionable testing done closing the borders, What have these guys done?

I’m compiling a list. Help me out here.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:55:56pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

He reportedly had part of a lung removed after that fight with his neighbor, so it may not be that easy for him.

I’m sorry. I can’t, for the life of me, feel anything for him. I’m as void inside as he is.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:56:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:57:47pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:58:33pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 1:58:45pm

Lock the Senate Republicans in their conference room and make them listen to this shit from Jandek until they come to their senses.

Jandek - The Way That You Act

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:01:06pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:01:10pm

Press conference about to begin. No, not Trump. Governor Beshear. He won’t lie to me.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:02:37pm

Updated with better translations.

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:02:53pm

BTW, I don’t expect this comment to be popular, but I have to write it anyway. There is no clear evidence that the creature called the virus itself a hoax. From the context it is clear that it was calling the Dems’ take on its treatment of the virus a hoax. There is no evidence the creature actually denied the existence of the virus, and it didn’t do it before or since (in fact both before and since it acknowledged the reality of the virus, downplaying it however). In the same speech the creature also called the impeachment a hoax. Obviously not implying that there was no impeachment. The creature is infamous for not being able to express itself properly and using kindergarten-level sentence structure and vocabulary.

Now, I get that its speech in today’s context is political dynamite regardless of context, and should be used as such. No objections there. The creature should go, and if it happens through corona (in whatever sense…), all the sweeter. Five Minutes of Pedantry are over. /

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:03:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:06:44pm

re: #127 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Press conference about to begin. No, not Trump. Governor Beshear. He won’t lie to me.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:07:09pm

re: #129 Nyet

Speaking of pedants…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:10:35pm
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mmmirele  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:11:30pm

re: #109 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

So, see this on the census:

prntscr.com

but somehow every type of asian counts as a separate race….

For “white” it asked where you were from. I put “none of your business.” My brother put “American”. I still like mine better.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:13:23pm

re: #134 mmmirele

My response to that question was Russian. I am sure they will have a problem with that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:14:12pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:15:51pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cool, cool.

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aatharuv  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:16:27pm

re: #109 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

So, see this on the census:

prntscr.com

but somehow every type of asian counts as a separate race….

That’s because Hispanic is a multi-racial ethnicity. Most are mestizo’s of mixed Native American and European origin with also a few percentage of sub-Saharan African origin mixed in. But there are plenty of Mexicans who would assumed to be non-Hispanic white until they open their mouth. And many who look pure Native American.

And there are many Afro-Hispanics, say from the Dominican republic, Colombia, or parts of Mexico. There are even a tiny numbers of Asian origin (from the Chinese or Japanese minorities throughout Latin America) e.g. astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz from Costa Rica or Alberto Fujimori of Peru’s, or some people of Filipino origin who identify as Spanish.

And there are Middle Eastern Hispanics (Shakira is only the most famous).

Separating them out by country of origin might be a reasonable approach.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:17:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:21:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:22:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:22:40pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:23:33pm
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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:25:16pm

re: #141 Backwoods_Sleuth

I really hope the Dems kept away…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:25:27pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:27:28pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:27:46pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:28:36pm

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Three values she let alone her father has never shown.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:28:49pm

re: #111 Kilroy was here

Article I, section 5 of the Constitution requires that a quorum (51 senators) be present for the Senate to conduct business. Often, fewer than 51 senators are present on the floor, but the Senate presumes a quorum unless a roll call vote or quorum call suggests otherwise.

So you only need 51… That makes it unlikely that the senate will be unable to do it work unless Mitch ratfucks it somehow.

What that means is if 5 Republicans become sick, the rest will just stay away.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:29:25pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:29:55pm

It would be so nice if we had a President as honest and committed to the public good as Governor Beshear.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:32:22pm

re: #151 NO SMOCKING GUN!

It would be so nice if we had a President as honest and committed to the public good as Governor Beshear.

did he call out that preacher by name or just the county?

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:33:54pm

re: #152 Backwoods_Sleuth

did he call out that preacher by name or just the county?

I didn’t hear a name. It’s not his job to be as nasty as Trump. Shouldn’t be hard to figure out who it was though.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:34:01pm

O_o

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:34:35pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:35:09pm

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I didn’t hear a name. It’s not his job to be as nasty as Trump. Shouldn’t be hard to figure out who it was though.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:36:40pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:37:14pm

Beshear has only nice things to say about Rand Paul being sick, though he did mention Paul’s vote.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:37:50pm
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:37:51pm

re: #154 Backwoods_Sleuth

O_o

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She’s not going to get aid to them, so there’s no distractions.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:38:51pm

re: #158 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Beshear has only nice things to say about Rand Paul being sick, though he did mention Paul’s vote.

Because he’s a decent human being.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:38:51pm

re: #128 Charles Johnson

Updated with better translations.

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The background of those mayors’ announcements seems to be empty, so it looks like the decrees are mostly being obeyed.

(And the new case count in Italy has been huge, but stable for the last few days. If I’m counting days and decrees correctly, about now is when all their quarantine measures should be starting to lower the numbers. We may hope.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:39:36pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:39:47pm

re: #96 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

I hope it kills him. Slowly.

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aatharuv  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:39:48pm

re: #144 Nyet

I really hope the Dems kept away…

If the Democrats took advantage of a few Republicans being indisposed due to Covid19, and installed Senator Majority Leader Schumer, it would be far closer to norms of courtesy than most of the pure political ratfuckery the Republican party has been doing for years (gerrymandering, making it harder to vote, purging the voter rolls)..

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:39:57pm

re: #158 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Beshear has only nice things to say about Rand Paul being sick, though he did mention Paul’s vote.

Me too. I’m all for it!

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:42:13pm

I really hope the Turtle gets it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:43:16pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:43:18pm

re: #134 mmmirele

For “white” it asked where you were from. I put “none of your business.” My brother put “American”. I still like mine better.

Does “haven’t a clue” work? My ancestry is European as far as I know, and I have family stories like everyone (so did Elizabeth Warren), but I don’t really know, or care much.

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:43:22pm

The SCOTUS is hanging by a thread tho. More so now than before.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:44:30pm

And Beshear is done, with a call of all of us to be our better selves. I won’t watch Trump getting fellated and whining about his coverage.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:44:31pm

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cat-tikvah  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:45:14pm

re: #68 Ace Rothstein

I can’t lie. I hope Rand gave the virus to Moscow Mitch at lunch the other day.

Karma is a bitch.
Apparently so am I.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:47:01pm

re: #149 Belafon

What that means is if 5 Republicans become sick, the rest will just stay away.

All it takes is four or five who want to be re-elected. Shit is getting real, even in red states.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:47:14pm

re: #143 Backwoods_Sleuth

Louisianans throw wild ass parties during category four hurricanes. They will not obey this order I can guarantee you.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:47:23pm
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:47:26pm

re: #172 The Pie Overlord!

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cat-tikvah  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:48:55pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So will I.
1. That you stay the hell away from all the Dems.
2. Thoughts to go with those prayers.

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:49:54pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

hahahahhaa

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:51:16pm

Trump thirty minutes late for his own propaganda update.

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NetworkKed  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:53:21pm

Weinstein?

There is SO much wrong with that story, I can’t even begin to understand it.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:53:48pm

re: #180 Ace Rothstein

He has to wait for the meds to start working.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:54:35pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

“This is why the rich should never be locked up with lessers.” - People with too much money

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:55:13pm

Have watched Doom Patrol (great, ending sucks, still great tho) and The Boys (just great). Now on to Westworld.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:55:29pm

re: #91 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Illinois Coronavirus stats
Thursday afternoon 3151 tests, 134 new cases, 422 total, 4 deaths
Friday afternoon 4286 tests, 163 new cases, 585 total, 5 deaths
Saturday afternoon 6247 tested, 168 new cases, 753 total, 6 deaths
Sunday afternoon 8374 tested, 296 new cases, 1049 total, 9 deaths

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:55:59pm

re: #185 retired cynic

Illinois Coronavirus stats
Thursday afternoon 3151 tests, 134 new cases, 422 total, 4 deaths
Friday afternoon 4286 tests, 163 new cases, 585 total, 5 deaths
Saturday afternoon 6247 tested, 168 new cases, 753 total, 6 deaths
Sunday afternoon 8374 tested, 296 new cases, 1049 total, 9 deaths

Minnesota stands at 4600-ish tested, 169 total cases, and had our first death yesterday.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:56:20pm

re: #184 Nyet

Have watched Doom Patrol (great, ending sucks, still great tho) and The Boys (just great). Now on to Westworld.

I will look for Doom Patrol.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:57:32pm

Shithead is at the podium now.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:58:25pm

“Chinese virus”. Fuck. Him.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:58:28pm
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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:59:12pm

re: #187 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I will look for Doom Patrol.

Something truly remarkable from DC since a long while.

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retired cynic  Mar 22, 2020 • 2:59:52pm

re: #111 Kilroy was here

Article I, section 5 of the Constitution requires that a quorum (51 senators) be present for the Senate to conduct business. Often, fewer than 51 senators are present on the floor, but the Senate presumes a quorum unless a roll call vote or quorum call suggests otherwise.

So you only need 51… That makes it unlikely that the senate will be unable to do it work unless Mitch ratfucks it somehow.

He will.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:00:14pm

re: #191 Nyet

Something truly remarkable from DC since a long while.

What streaming service is it on?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:04:10pm

re: #136 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So the Republican Senators “will be praying”…Hey, I’ll be praying too… 😉

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:04:30pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:04:42pm

re: #193 NO SMOCKING GUN!

What streaming service is it on?

DC UNIVERSE streaming service.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:06:23pm

re: #192 retired cynic

He will.

He may try. Shit is getting real, as I said.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:06:36pm

SURGUHCAL GOWNS

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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:07:08pm

re: #193 NO SMOCKING GUN!

What streaming service is it on?

DC, HBO Max, YouTube, Google Play, and various, ahem, other services ;)

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:07:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:07:42pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:08:16pm

re: #200 teleskiguy

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Didn’t a Democrat from Utah test positive too?

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HRH Stanley Sea  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:09:52pm
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:10:16pm

If Rand recovers, Congress should harvest his organs and blood to produce vaccines.

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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:10:20pm

At least Trump’s horrible briefing today can’t instantly tank the stock market.

[Edit: he’s tanking the Dow futures!]

As I mentioned yesterday, Pence seems to have seen a couple of movies and TV shows where a politician has to give a speech during a crisis. Trump literally has no idea whatsoever what people want and need at a time like this.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:10:45pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:10:50pm

re: #168 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:10:56pm

re: #203 HRH Stanley Sea

“If it’ll infect a libertarian, it’ll infect anyone.”

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JC1  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:12:08pm

re: #107 Joe Bacon 🌹

Grandma told me how the 1918 pandemic ran unchecked at military and naval bases…the dead were stacked like cordwood…

At least Covid19 doesn’t seem deadly to those under 50. Fewer than 1/1000 death under 50 deaths in South Korea. The Spanish flu hit the young pretty hard,

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:12:11pm
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cat-tikvah  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:12:51pm

re: #135 PhillyPretzel

I put eastern European.

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Jay C  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:12:55pm

re: #204 Belafon

If Rand recovers, Congress should harvest his organs and blood to produce vaccines.

Maybe they should go ahead and do it anyway, just to be sure…. ///////

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:14:54pm

from FB:
Breaking News: Governor Beshear has ordered implementation of our Safe At Home Initiative. All non-essential business and activities are closed by order of the Governor.

Grocery Stores: OPEN
Pharmacies: OPEN
Police and Fire: OPEN
Medical Services: OPEN
Restaurants: OPEN FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY.
Gas Stations: OPEN
Car Repair Shops: OPEN
Liquor Stores: OPEN

Everything Else: Closed.

(my bold)

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:17:19pm

We are all germophobes now.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:17:31pm

re: #211 cat-tikvah

I put eastern European.

Looking back on it, I should have put Soviet.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:18:56pm

Where’s Dr. Fauci.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:19:14pm

re: #209 JC1

At least Covid19 doesn’t seem deadly to those under 50. Fewer than 1/1000 death under 50 deaths in South Korea. The Spanish flu hit the young pretty hard,

Sure, statistically it is not as deadly as the Spanish flu was to the young and otherwise healthy but it’s a) still a higher death rate than the flu and b) those numbers out of SK assume that the hospitals don’t get overwhelmed. Also c) I suspect our population as a whole is somewhat unhealthier and has a larger number of pre-existing conditions at younger ages than SK.

I take the risks in our house because I am younger and healthier but I’m still rolling the dice and hoping I’ll not be the outlier.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:19:17pm

re: #119 NO SMOCKING GUN!

My wife has been ordered to stay home this week. Since they weren’t able to get her a laptop so she can work, I am assuming she won’t get paid. Fortunately I can work from home.

My computer at work is a desktop and the IT dept. hasn’t set me up with a laptop yet. My state agency announced that it will have a work code for people who are unable to work from home to get paid, but I imagine that I’ll have a laptop assigned to me within a couple of days and I’ll be working from home too.

MN hasn’t declared mandatory shelter-in-place yet so I may be working at the office next week. There’s hardly anyone there, but there are four of us working in one cubicle cluster, one guy only 10’ away. I’m finding it really hard to actually focus on work.

I’m supposed to retire on July 7. That’s seems unreal now. Processing my Medicare and Social Security forms will probably be impossible because of system breakdowns.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:20:09pm

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

from FB:
Breaking News: Governor Beshear has ordered implementation of our Safe At Home Initiative. All non-essential business and activities are closed by order of the Governor.

Grocery Stores: OPEN
Pharmacies: OPEN
Police and Fire: OPEN
Medical Services: OPEN
Restaurants: OPEN FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP ONLY.
Gas Stations: OPEN
Car Repair Shops: OPEN
Liquor Stores: OPEN

Everything Else: Closed.

(my bold)

CA’s ABC board has relaxed the policy to allow for takeout premixed cocktails and I am desperately hoping we can keep this change when everything is over.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:22:14pm
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Nyet  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:22:17pm

re: #214 Rightwingconspirator

We are all germophobes now.

Unless you’re on a spring break…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:23:06pm

re: #172 The Pie Overlord!

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Sending a long distance hug from LA.

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JC1  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:24:12pm

re: #217 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Sure, statistically it is not as deadly as the Spanish flu was to the young and otherwise healthy but it’s a) still a higher death rate than the flu and b) those numbers out of SK assume that the hospitals don’t get overwhelmed. Also c) I suspect our population as a whole is somewhat unhealthier and has a larger number of pre-existing conditions at younger ages than SK.

I take the risks in our house because I am younger and healthier but I’m still rolling the dice and hoping I’ll not be the outlier.

I agree that it will be bad. My reply was to a post about the Spanish Flu wrecking army units. I’m hoping that the average enlisted soldier is under 50 and in better than average shape.

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Mattand  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:25:24pm

Anyone run into any Covid-19 deniers yet?

I have. His avatar is a graphic that says “Wake up”.

So stupid on so many levels…

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:25:39pm

re: #209 JC1

At least Covid19 doesn’t seem deadly to those under 50. Fewer than 1/1000 death under 50 deaths in South Korea. The Spanish flu hit the young pretty hard,

And 17/2003 in Italy — a week or so ago. (I haven’t seen breakdowns of fatalities after then. This doesn’t mean younger people can’t have lasting aftereffects, e.g. lung scarring, though. It’s probably too early to say anything about that.)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:26:18pm

re: #224 Mattand

Anyone run into any Covid-19 deniers yet?

I have. His avatar is a graphic that says “Wake up”.

So stupid on so many levels…

No but damn it that’s such an indictment.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:26:39pm

re: #201 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Hate to break it to the Perpetual Pooper but no Navy ship can sail up the Los Angeles River to get to Los Angeles.

Gosh Long Beach USED to have a functioning Navy Yard…Wonder if anyone brought that up with the Marmalade Shitcannon?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:28:00pm

re: #224 Mattand

Anyone run into any Covid-19 deniers yet?

I have. His avatar is a graphic that says “Wake up”.

So stupid on so many levels…

Yes… Relatives and fellow Bible beaters who still believe it’s a hoax and they’re retweeting Bill Mitchell…Nevermind that @jack won’t suspend that ass on Twitter…

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:29:11pm

re: #217 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Sure, statistically it is not as deadly as the Spanish flu was to the young and otherwise healthy but it’s a) still a higher death rate than the flu and b) those numbers out of SK assume that the hospitals don’t get overwhelmed. Also c) I suspect our population as a whole is somewhat unhealthier and has a larger number of pre-existing conditions at younger ages than SK.

I take the risks in our house because I am younger and healthier but I’m still rolling the dice and hoping I’ll not be the outlier.

That number I just cited for Italy is lower than the flu. Also, they had no deaths of people under 40, and their hospitals were overwhelmed even then.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:29:16pm

re: #144 Nyet

I really hope the Dems kept away…

The Dems need to create a 10 foot wide no man’s land down the center of the house and senate chambers. Each party to it’s own side.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:29:16pm

re: #134 mmmirele

For “white” it asked where you were from. I put “none of your business.” My brother put “American”. I still like mine better.

On my grandfathers’ World War I draft deferment applications, my Dad’s dad (who died in the 1918 pandemic) put “white” as his race. He was a Russian Jew.

My Mom’s dad put “American” as his race. He was born in Detroit, but his parents were born in Russia.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:29:18pm

re: #223 JC1

I agree that it will be bad. My reply was to a post about the Spanish Flu wrecking army units. I’m hoping that the average enlisted soldier is under 50 and in better than average shape.

I’m hoping so, but if it takes out enough of the command structure that could also be problematic. Doesn’t necessarily have to be deaths either, simply incapacitating people for long enough. There’s lots of reports from folks who are sick that it can last two weeks and that’s for the more mild cases. Severe cases you’re talking about 3-6 weeks. The duration is one of the reasons this is so problematic, because people will be taking up beds in the hospitals for quite a while.

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Mattand  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:29:29pm

re: #187 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I will look for Doom Patrol.

We just got caught up on Dispatches from Elsewhere. Enjoyably odd; perfect for my tastes. Also fun to recognize just about every location they filmed at in Philly and go “Hey, I’ve been there!”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:29:50pm

re: #153 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I didn’t hear a name. It’s not his job to be as nasty as Trump. Shouldn’t be hard to figure out who it was though.

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John Hughes  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:30:45pm

re: #176 Charles Johnson

Who is this “disgraced Holywood mogul”? Do they perchance mean the convicted rapist?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:31:23pm

re: #231 The Pie Overlord!

On my grandfathers’ World War I draft deferment applications, my Dad’s dad (who died in the 1918 pandemic) put “white” as his race. He was a Russian Jew.

My Mom’s dad put “American” as his race. He was born in Detroit, but his parents were born in Russia.

Grandma Bacon put “American” on her ID card when she worked for the Navy Department during World War 1.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:32:58pm

re: #221 Nyet

Unless you’re on a spring break…

Oh, for the good-old days when you just came back with chlamydia.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:34:34pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:35:37pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:36:44pm

re: #217 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Hi there!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:37:16pm

re: #239 The Pie Overlord!

That is all he knows. How to sell real estate.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:38:05pm
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NetworkKed  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:38:22pm

Wow, Pence and FEMA-dude both look super unhappy to be there in that twitter pic.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:39:32pm

Orange fuckhole is taking questions.

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:39:36pm

Going to go to check out the grocery store around 10 tonight. Hoping to get in with minimal crowd. Will have to wait some more if I can’t. Not willing to risk it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:40:36pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:41:31pm

re: #206 teleskiguy

JackiSchechner

@JackiSchechner
Tremendous. Incredible. Amazing. Very Special.

Trump speaks like a child writing an essay after just learning about adjectives.

He can’t use the adjective “fucking”.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:41:51pm

re: #225 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

And 17/2003 in Italy — a week or so ago. (I haven’t seen breakdowns of fatalities after then. This doesn’t mean younger people can’t have lasting aftereffects, e.g. lung scarring, though. It’s probably too early to say anything about that.)

54% under 50 years old.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:42:07pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:42:31pm

re: #245 plansbandc

Going to go to check out the grocery store around 10 tonight. Hoping to get in with minimal crowd. Will have to wait some more if I can’t. Not willing to risk it.

I went around 8:30 this morning, after the early rush (if there was one, but all the TP was sold out and they restock every day), and it was pretty empty. What you’d expect to see on a normal Sunday early morning. Also found what I was looking for.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:42:46pm

re: #229 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

That number I just cited for Italy is lower than the flu. Also, they had no deaths of people under 40, and their hospitals were overwhelmed even then.

There has been at least one death under 40 since then - 34 year old in Rome. Where I don’t believe the hospitals have been hit as badly, yet. Not to put too blunt a point on it either, but discussions of triage happening in Italy have very much been a thing, where the guidelines were to prioritize based on age and potential for recovery.

There is also at least suspected death under the age of 40 here in the US already, we just don’t know for sure because haha, testing. There’s plenty of reports out there about some younger cases already presenting in the ICUs here in the states.

Again, statistically folks in their 20s-30s are much less likely to have a moderate or severe case compared to older folks. I’d still rather not be the outlier.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:42:47pm

“It’s a bold package. It’s a big package.”

That’s not what Stormy Daniels said.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:43:07pm

re: #248 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

54% under 50 years old.

Deaths, not illnesses. 17/2003 is less than .1%

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:43:38pm

re: #249 Dread Pirate

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“We’d hate to inconvenience all those businesses with concerns about people.”

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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:43:59pm
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:44:15pm

re: #245 plansbandc

Going to go to check out the grocery store around 10 tonight. Hoping to get in with minimal crowd. Will have to wait some more if I can’t. Not willing to risk it.

You have a grocery store staying open until 10? All of ours, including Walmart, close by 8:30.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:45:24pm

re: #251 klys (maker of Silmarils)

There has been at least one death under 40 since then - 34 year old in Rome. Where I don’t believe the hospitals have been hit as badly, yet. Not to put too blunt a point on it either, but discussions of triage happening in Italy have very much been a thing, where the guidelines were to prioritize based on age and potential for recovery.

There is also at least suspected death under the age of 40 here in the US already, we just don’t know for sure because haha, testing. There’s plenty of reports out there about some younger cases already presenting in the ICUs here in the states.

Again, statistically folks in their 20s-30s are much less likely to have a moderate or severe case compared to older folks. I’d still rather not be the outlier.

There was the 21 year old soccer coach in Spain that died from the virus.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:45:56pm

It’s at just over 19,000. Futures down a thousand points.

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Mattand  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:46:31pm

re: #256 Belafon

You have a grocery store staying open until 10? All of ours, including Walmart, close by 8:30.

8PM here in NJ.

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:47:32pm

re: #256 Belafon

The one we normally go to is open until 11:00. Gonna check around 10 to see if too crowded.

Our two main chains used to be 24 hrs.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:47:38pm

re: #251 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Agreed. Of course, technically they’re all outliers, since 80% of cases are mild.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:47:56pm

He’s jabbering like a baboon on meth.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:48:28pm

re: #262 teleskiguy

He’s jabbering like a baboon on meth.

That is an amazingly apt description of Donald J. Trump.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:49:47pm

re: #245 plansbandc

Going to go to check out the grocery store around 10 tonight. Hoping to get in with minimal crowd. Will have to wait some more if I can’t. Not willing to risk it.

From personal experience… Check their hours before going. The two stores I went to Friday night were both closed as they had just changed their hours.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:50:43pm

The comments are lit for Rand’s announcement that he tested positive. Not much sympathy for Rand at all. 😂

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:51:13pm

re: #264 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

From personal experience… Check their hours before going. The two stores I went to Friday night were both closed as they had just changed their hours.

Yes, they’re all decreasing hours around here, too. I wonder if part is to protect staff and part is to get a break for restocking time.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:51:34pm

turned on npr, figuring…npr.

they were covering a WH ‘news conference’

damn the president* is a babbling idiot

how does every person with two brain cells not see it?

just because he sits in the chair and they want him to be ‘presidential’ doesnt make it so

he’s a goddamned irrational lunatic

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:51:42pm

re: #253 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Deaths, not illnesses. 17/2003 is less than .1%

You off by a factor of 10; it’s 0.8%

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:51:44pm

re: #241 PhillyPretzel

If he actually knew how to sell real estate, he’d be a millionaire.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:52:34pm

re: #267 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

turned on npr, figuring…npr.

they were covering a WH ‘news conference’

damn the president* is a babbling idiot

how does every person with two brain cells not see it?

just because he sits in the chair and they want him to be ‘presidential’ doesnt make it so

he’s a goddamned irrational lunatic

A lot of America is co-dependent.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:53:20pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:53:34pm

re: #266 Barefoot Grin

Yes, they’re all decreasing hours around here, too. I wonder if part is to protect staff and part is to get a break for restocking time.

They said rest for staff, cleaning and disinfecting, and restocking. They are cleaning here like their lives depend on it (which they do).

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:54:41pm

re: #272 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They said rest for staff, cleaning and disinfecting, and restocking. They are cleaning here like their lives depend on it (which they do).

Unsung heroes.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:54:54pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:55:50pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:55:52pm

re: #273 Barefoot Grin

Unsung heroes.

Without a doubt.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:56:09pm

re: #260 plansbandc

The one we normally go to is open until 11:00. Gonna check around 10 to see if too crowded.

Our two main chains used to be 24 hrs.

Dallas area supermarkets (big chains like Albertsons, Tom Thumb (Safeway), and Kroger) are open until 10PM daily (normal closing at 1:00AM). Other stores (Whole Foods, etc) are mostly closing at 8PM. Wal-Mart is an outlier, it actually is closing at 8:30PM.

The only places I’m aware of that are currently open 24-hours are CVS & Walgreens pharmacies and 7-Eleven convenience stores.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:57:52pm

re: #258 teleskiguy

The “floor” is probably around 16000 or so, but that may be broken in the long run depending upon how big of a disaster this all is.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:57:54pm

re: #268 Colère Tueur de Lapin

You off by a factor of 10; it’s 0.8%

Oops, decimals vs percentages were always my nemesis.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:58:01pm

Physician on Trump’s request: It’s really impossible

Emergency physician Dr. Megan Ranney says that despite what President Trump said, it’s impossible to sterilize the N95 masks as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow.

and now im gonna eat pizza

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:58:11pm

So pre-markets are shut down again.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:58:12pm

I read a fun report from a few years back on the genomic structure of the Spanish flu and what they’ve been able to figure out from it and one of the cool things was that they believe that, from the mortality data, older folk at the time had probably had some exposure to a virus that shared some similar characteristics and therefore were somewhat less likely to have severe consequences.

One theory that may partially explain these findings is that the 1918 virus had an intrinsically high virulence, tempered only in those patients who had been born before 1889, e.g., because of exposure to a then-circulating virus capable of providing partial immunoprotection against the 1918 virus strain only in persons old enough (>35 years) to have been infected during that prior era (35). But this theory would present an additional paradox: an obscure precursor virus that left no detectable trace today would have had to have appeared and disappeared before 1889 and then reappeared more than 3 decades later.

Epidemiologic data on rates of clinical influenza by age, collected between 1900 and 1918, provide good evidence for the emergence of an antigenically novel influenza virus in 1918 (21). Jordan showed that from 1900 to 1917, the 5- to 15-year age group accounted for 11% of total influenza cases, while the >65-year age group accounted for 6% of influenza cases. But in 1918, cases in the 5- to 15-year-old group jumped to 25% of influenza cases (compatible with exposure to an antigenically novel virus strain), while the >65 age group only accounted for 0.6% of the influenza cases, findings consistent with previously acquired protective immunity caused by an identical or closely related viral protein to which older persons had once been exposed. Mortality data are in accord. In 1918, persons >75 years had lower influenza and pneumonia case-fatality rates than they had during the prepandemic period of 1911-1917. At the other end of the age spectrum (Figure 2), a high proportion of deaths in infancy and early childhood in 1918 mimics the age pattern, if not the mortality rate, of other influenza pandemics.

From The Mother Of All Pandemics, available here.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:58:19pm
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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 3:59:39pm

Our country is SO lucky to have a president who is such an expert in re-sterilizing protective face masks!

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b.d. (We're on our own, Vote!)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:00:11pm

Dallas County (TX) going on “Shelter in Place” starting tomorrow night until April 3rd

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:00:37pm

one last thing

apparently the US passed Germany and then Spain in ‘confirmed’ cases in the same day

so much winning!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:00:55pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:02:03pm
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:02:12pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:03:47pm

Heh.

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BeachDem  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:05:13pm

re: #266 Barefoot Grin

Yes, they’re all decreasing hours around here, too. I wonder if part is to protect staff and part is to get a break for restocking time.

I must live in grocery heaven—5 groceries within 2 miles of me; 10 within 5 miles. I’ve gone at 11 am, 2:30 pm, 3 pm—never crowded, relatively well stocked. Hell, even CVS had adequate supplies of dairy products, coffee, soup, water, etc. (no toilet paper, of course)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:05:30pm

Need to decompress…Here is the last TV appearance of Chico Marx and he’s playing bridge…

The Marx Brothers S01E07 Championship Bridge with Charles Goren

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:05:35pm

re: #209 JC1

At least Covid19 doesn’t seem deadly to those under 50. Fewer than 1/1000 death under 50 deaths in South Korea. The Spanish flu hit the young pretty hard,

The young can get pretty sick and be infectious though. My nephew got very sick before recovering.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:05:57pm

Dallas county is now shelter in place: wfaa.com

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a “shelter-in-place” order at a press conference Sunday. Watch live at the video above.

The order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday night and will stay in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 3. The order comes hours after Gov. Greg Abbott said he would not implement a statewide “shelter-in-place” order, but would instead leave it up to local authorities to make that decision.

Jenkins also said in addition to the Dallas County COVID-19 death this morning, another COVID-19 patient “has died in the last few hours.”

In the order, residents are ordered to “stay safe, stay at home” by staying in their places of residence. Residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals and similar facilities.

All non-essential businesses are ordered to close in-person operations.

Exceptions include medical care, trips to the grocery store, outdoor exercise and any other event that contributed to the health or safety of the people — all while maintaining social distancing.

All religious services are to go online, video or teleconference only.

Restaurants are still allowed to derve drive-thru or takeout.

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Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:08:17pm

re: #274 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What really terrifies me is what the White House reaction will be if the immigrant detention (concentration) camps have a major COVID-19 outbreak. Trump and his cronies have already proven that they don’t consider themselves to be bound by any laws regarding these people. Mass exterminations of detainees would a very possible scenario.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:08:28pm
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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:11:01pm

If anyone needs an enormous amount of reading during these shut in days, you could do worse than to have the Harvard Classics (51 volumes) and the Fiction Classics (another 20 volumes) on your bookshelf.

Well, you can have the whole thing on your kindle or fire for $0.49

amazon.com

Lots of good stuff hiding in there to read or reread as the case may be. Though I do need to finish reading the Pricipia Ethica by GE Moore first and I probably should also finish rereading Locke and Donne… the joy of being a philosophy student is that college never ends.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:11:17pm

Update from Brooklyn,

The streets are mostly empty and the stores are running thin, but most people are getting what they need. Strange is just the beginning.

On a personal note, my cold is not going away and I’m beginning to wonder if I am infected:

I have
lots of fatigue
No fever (but can’t take my temperature)
Little cough
Shortness of breath (had this for about a month).
Nasal congestion
a few aches (had for months)

I week ago I went to the Dr for checkup and they did an x-ray which was negative (some inflammation).

I have an appointment for follow up on Wed, but will email ahead to see what they say.

I live alone, so I can only infect the mice.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:12:23pm

re: #298 I Would Prefer Not To

Take care and be careful.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:12:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:14:07pm

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:14:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:16:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:17:28pm

If the GOP manages to push through a stimulus package that helps businesses only they deserve to get eviscerated in November.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:17:42pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:18:36pm
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:19:08pm

re: #304 Eclectic Cyborg

If the GOP manages to push through a stimulus package that helps businesses only they deserves to get eviscerated in November.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:19:31pm

re: #297 William Lewis

I am so all over that. I consider myself decently well-read, but I’m sure there’s some stuff in there that I will enjoy.

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:19:57pm

re: #297 William Lewis

Thanks! I just got it. <3

Thanks everyone for telling me to check on the grocery store hours. I called them (actual phone call !) and they close at 9 instead of 11.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:20:28pm

WTF?????

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:21:14pm

re: #298 I Would Prefer Not To

Take care.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:22:17pm

re: #300 Dread Pirate

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It was that pandemic team that was wasting money being there. Money that could go to rich people, who can than buy their own ventilators.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:23:21pm
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:23:59pm

re: #310 Dave In Austin

WTF?????

You’re gonna have to be more specific.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:24:57pm

“Did you sell stocks?”

I’M REALLY RICH, IT COST ME BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BE PRESIDENT, AND I’M VERY HAPPY

Fuck. Me. What a stupid fucking asshole.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:26:21pm

re: #314 Belafon

You’re gonna have to be more specific.

I’m watching this orange blubbering thing on TV. the things it’s spewing are truly amazing.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:26:31pm

re: #305 Dread Pirate

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:28:39pm

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SteelPH  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:29:05pm

Just spitballing here, but I have to wonder if Trump’s incompetence in handling this is partly deliberate, him wanting the disease to infect and kill people who didn’t vote for him or anyone else he has a grudge against(see: his comments on Mitt Romney today).

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:29:09pm

re: #317 Joe Bacon 🌹

Barbarella?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:30:49pm

Paul is 57 and has lung damage. This could be dicey.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:30:54pm

re: #297 William Lewis

If anyone needs an enormous amount of reading during these shut in days, you could do worse than to have the Harvard Classics (51 volumes) and the Fiction Classics (another 20 volumes) on your bookshelf.

Well, you can have the whole thing on your kindle or fire for $0.49

amazon.com

Lots of good stuff hiding in there to read or reread as the case may be. Though I do need to finish reading the Pricipia Ethica by GE Moore first and I probably should also finish rereading Locke and Donne… the joy of being a philosophy student is that college never ends.

What ticks me off is that you can’t get an e-book version of The Great Books Of The Western World

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:31:06pm

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:31:48pm

re: #297 William Lewis

If anyone needs an enormous amount of reading during these shut in days, you could do worse than to have the Harvard Classics (51 volumes) and the Fiction Classics (another 20 volumes) on your bookshelf.

Well, you can have the whole thing on your kindle or fire for $0.49

amazon.com

Lots of good stuff hiding in there to read or reread as the case may be. Though I do need to finish reading the Pricipia Ethica by GE Moore first and I probably should also finish rereading Locke and Donne… the joy of being a philosophy student is that college never ends.

Or if you can’t handle the $.49 (or don’t want one gargantuan file), you can get them at mobileread.com.

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Interesting Times  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:32:22pm

re: #319 SteelPH

Just spitballing here, I have to wonder if Trump’s incompetence in handling this is partly deliberate, him wanting the disease to infect and kill people who didn’t vote for him or anyone else he has a grudge against(see his comments on Mitt Romney today).

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Mescalero09  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:37:03pm

Good night, good day, be well.
Satch and some rock and roll….

Joe Satriani - Nineteen Eighty (Official Video)

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:37:33pm

re: #319 SteelPH

Just spitballing here, but I have to wonder if Trump’s incompetence in handling this is partly deliberate, him wanting the disease to infect and kill people who didn’t vote for him or anyone else he has a grudge against(see: his comments on Mitt Romney today).

If so, he’s as incompetent as usual in achieving his ends. The people who didn’t vote dor him live in states that are taking drastic measures to reduce infections, and the people who did have been listening to his “hoax” talk and are about to learn what that means for them.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:38:32pm

I wonder if Susan Collins is concerned yet.

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:39:29pm

re: #322 Joe Bacon 🌹

What ticks me off is that you can’t get an e-book version of The Great Books Of The Western World

Even the 6 volumes of 20th century material would be a delight but better the Classics than nothing.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:41:10pm

re: #326 Mescalero09
That bass part came dangerously close to being The Dead Milkmen’s “Serrated Edge”, an ode to Charles Nelson Reilly.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:43:28pm

re: #319 SteelPH

Just spitballing here, but I have to wonder if Trump’s incompetence in handling this is partly deliberate, him wanting the disease to infect and kill people who didn’t vote for him or anyone else he has a grudge against(see: his comments on Mitt Romney today).

That’s part of it.

The other part is that Trump is following Putin’s orders to destroy the United States.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:44:08pm

re: #319 SteelPH

Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity.

Also:

Any sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from malice.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:46:03pm

re: #328 Dread Pirate

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I wonder if Susan Collins is concerned yet.

4 down and 2 to go until #MoscowMitch loses his majority.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:47:57pm

Yet to be put in the Worldometer and Bing trackers:

Coronavirus cases in Florida top 1,000

Thirteen Florida residents have now died after contracting the virus and a total of 1,007 people have contracted COVID-19.

Given the recklessness of Floridians and their governor, I expect these numbers to balloon very quickly.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:49:17pm

Only ~40 new cases in my county today! …and 2 more deaths and another 15 in the hospital but hey. Another week and change before we start to see any potential impact from the stay at home policies.

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:50:26pm

Ha! My “Libertarian” friend just admitted he’s a life-long Republican.

My shocked face, etc.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:56:46pm

re: #317 Joe Bacon 🌹

Nice performance by Melania. I didn’t know she could dance. And not even around a pole!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:58:13pm
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:59:40pm

re: #320 Dave In Austin

Barbarella?

That’s Raquel Welch, from a TV special she did.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 4:59:42pm
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Mattand  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:00:24pm

re: #298 I Would Prefer Not To

Update from Brooklyn,

The streets are mostly empty and the stores are running thin, but most people are getting what they need. Strange is just the beginning.

On a personal note, my cold is not going away and I’m beginning to wonder if I am infected:

I have
lots of fatigue
No fever (but can’t take my temperature)
Little cough
Shortness of breath (had this for about a month).
Nasal congestion
a few aches (had for months)

I week ago I went to the Dr for checkup and they did an x-ray which was negative (some inflammation).

I have an appointment for follow up on Wed, but will email ahead to see what they say.

I live alone, so I can only infect the mice.

Hang in there.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:00:36pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:01:17pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:02:08pm

re: #342 The Pie Overlord!

So much for “too busy handling the crisis to think about my campaign.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:02:43pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:04:05pm

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

You are making my mouth water. That looks delicious.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:04:59pm
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mmmirele  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:06:33pm

I don’t know if Anymouse might have posted this, but I’m posting it.

Basically, Kent Hovind, the proprietor of “Dinosaur Adventure Land” in Repton, AL, had a 7 YO boy drown at his attractive nuisance of a 5th-rate theme park last Sunday. And it doesn’t seem to bother him! The Friendly Atheist article has a video cued up to the point where Hovind is talking about the incident.

friendlyatheist.patheos.com

Ever since Hovind started this outfit after his release from prison in 2016, it’s been clear something like this was going to happen. He made a point of not getting any sort of insurance. Sadly, the parents seem to be all-in followers of Hovind and may have come down from Indiana to investigate perhaps moving in with Kent and his Kult.

I don’t expect ANYTHING to come out of this, at least legalwise. In some other jurisdiction, there might be an indictment for some sort of negligence, but this is Alabama, where running a fifth-rate amusement park without any sort of insurance is some sort of legal.

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Florida Panhandler  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:06:58pm

re: #336 plansbandc

Ha! My “Libertarian” friend just admitted he’s a life-long Republican.

My shocked face, etc.

Over 90% of self-described Libertarians cannot even describe the actual policies of Classical Libertarianism. It is an absolutist ideology similar in its departure from real-life consequences not unlike Communism.

Things these so-called Libertarians miss:

Classical Libertarianism includes open borders and really no such thing as citizenship. Businesses should be able to hire who they want with no concern for borders. There is a whole laundry list of ideas removed from real life consequences that “Libertarians” do not include which makes them faux-bertatians. I have some of these types in my own extended family.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:09:31pm

re: #345 The Pie Overlord!

We did a leg of lamb that came pre-seasoned in a vacuum-sealed package. The package said to roast it in the oven for “15 to 20 minutes”. HA. An hour later, and it was finally medium-rare. It turned out fantastic once I made the appropriate adjustments, though.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:11:19pm

re: #343 Backwoods_Sleuth

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And how cool is it that Patrick Stewart is sporting a Gillian Welch shirt.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:11:24pm

re: #350 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We did a leg of lamb that came pre-seasoned in a vacuum-sealed package. The package said to roast it in the oven for “15 to 20 minutes”. HA. An hour later, and it was finally medium-rare. It turned out fantastic once I made the appropriate adjustments, though.

I baked the chicken at 400° for an hour, even though most recipes say “15-20 minutes.” Yeah right.

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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:13:32pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:14:15pm

Hey, I just realized…is this asshole still in the Ukraine…or is he being reprogrammed by Putin in the Kremlin?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:17:52pm

re: #350 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Another way to tell if a piece of food is done is to take its temperature. Here is a great website for thermometers. thermoworks.com
The Thermopen is great. I have one the MK-4.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:17:58pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:19:00pm

my friends are eating more since they are so stocked up, and are expending less energy overall, so they have taken to calling it “fatten in place orders”

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NetworkKed  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:19:29pm

re: #354 Joe Bacon 🌹

At his age and degree of degenerative folly? He’s probably one of those generic “pneumonia” diagnoses in Russia.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:23:10pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:23:13pm

O_o

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:24:31pm

re: #360 Backwoods_Sleuth

It sounds like DT is shooting his mouth off again with the use of any grey matter.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:24:37pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:24:38pm

re: #357 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my friends are eating more since they are so stocked up, and are expending less energy overall, so they have taken to calling it “fatten in place orders”

I swear I’m eating every waking moment. If I’m not eating I’m smoking. Raw nerves that I’m trying to manage. Outwardly succeeding, inwardly I’m I fucking mess.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:24:45pm

re: #357 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my friends are eating more since they are so stocked up, and are expending less energy overall, so they have taken to calling it “fatten in place orders”

I’m getting back on taking walks around my little suburban town in the afternoons. During a normal week I walk about 5 km as it is, so a couple of days of walking can make up for it and then some.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:25:56pm

re: #363 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I am on edge too. I am trying to hold on by watching my favorite movies and TV shows.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:28:08pm

re: #365 PhillyPretzel

I am on edge too. I am trying to hold on by watching my favorite movies and TV shows.

I’m … actually not. I am taking the virus seriously, sheltering in place, doing all the things, but I’m holding steady mentally. I don’t have a lot of news on in my house, though, and I’m selective in when I look at social media to limit my exposure to other people’s panic.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:28:13pm
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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:29:24pm

re: #363 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I swear I’m eating every waking moment. If I’m not eating I’m smoking. Raw nerves that I’m trying to manage. Outwardly succeeding, inwardly I’m I fucking mess.

I hear you. I’m about 2 days behind in my job. I just can’t focus well to complete basic tasks. I’m not eating more, though I got a 12-pack over the weekend which usually would last a few days but I finished in three (gotta start monitoring that very closely).

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:30:12pm

re: #366 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I know. I am only going to websites I know like WHYY and LGF. At least here I can talk about whatever is bothering me and most folks will understand. :)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:30:57pm

re: #344 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

So much for “too busy handling the crisis to think about my campaign.”

He was in fact doing the opposite and his supporters have the nerve to rag on Biden.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:31:45pm

Just hearing this on Sirius XM’s cover channel and I cringe…

Cee Lo Green - Kung Fu Fighting (Official Video DVD Version)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:32:13pm
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bratwurst  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:32:58pm

I’d like to suggest the cruise business as we knew it a few weeks ago may not deserve to be bailed out.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:34:05pm

Hey, but at least we’re supposed to get 5-8” of snow Monday night through Tuesday.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:34:18pm

Um who designed these uniforms?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:34:51pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:35:41pm

re: #369 PhillyPretzel

I know. I am only going to websites I know like WHYY and LGF. At least here I can talk about whatever is bothering me and most folks will understand. :)

These lizards are good people and I’m glad our boss lizard built this amazing virtual community where we take care of each other.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:37:58pm

re: #377 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

These lizards are good people and I’m glad our boss lizard built this amazing virtual community where we take care of each other.

I second this. Glad Charles keeps this safe space for us to decompress and hold each other up ESPECIALLY in times like this!

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:38:09pm

Not sure what’s going on here

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:39:10pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:39:46pm

This is what happens when Steve Bannon got his way and packed the government with the most incompetent assholes!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:40:46pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:42:21pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAAA

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Chrysicat  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:42:50pm

Shockingly, on-original-topic for once:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:44:09pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:44:21pm

JFC this is one fucking horrible garbage human

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:46:30pm

re: #386 The Pie Overlord!

JFC this is one fucking horrible garbage human

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Yes and this is where she belongs along with her crooked husband!

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:49:04pm

A ‘smart thermometer’ company is mapping atypical fever trends across the country.

California shelter at home may be bringing other viral infections down, too.

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A Mom Anon  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:49:05pm

re: #386 The Pie Overlord!

She’s a buddy of Georgia governor Brian Kemp who appointed her. Wonder if he sold off any investments after that meeting?

And seriously if your husband is the CEO of the fucking NYSE why in the fuck would you be allowed to take office and hold ANY stocks at all?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:49:50pm

re: #357 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my friends are eating more since they are so stocked up, and are expending less energy overall, so they have taken to calling it “fatten in place orders”

I resemble that remark!

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:53:44pm

With all this downtime, I’ve been watching some movies. “In the Heat of the Night” is now on MGM. Hell of a film. Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger are just awesome.

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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:55:02pm

re: #357 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

my friends are eating more since they are so stocked up, and are expending less energy overall, so they have taken to calling it “fatten in place orders”

I think I’m eating less because now that I have a stash of food in the house, I don’t want to start using it until I’m totally dependent on it (although the Ritz crackers are not lasting as I’d planned). I’m definitely not expending energy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:56:02pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:56:13pm

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

Trump to this day has never provided any evidence that he’s donated any of his salary as President.

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SteelPH  Mar 22, 2020 • 5:57:48pm

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

You can’t expect him to do his job while he’s running for president!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:03:03pm

this waste of oxygen…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:03:45pm

re: #389 A Mom Anon

She’s a buddy of Georgia governor Brian Kemp who appointed her. Wonder if he sold off any investments after that meeting?

And seriously if your husband is the CEO of the fucking NYSE why in the fuck would you be allowed to take office and hold ANY stocks at all?

Because Trump is a crimelord and criming is what he does, and he wants everyone around him to do crimes (in order to use the excuse “BUT EVERYONE!!”)

This is what Trumporrhoids call “Draining The Swamp” IOW destroying a pristine natural wetlands environment & filling it up with poisonous chemical & nuclear waste so nothing will grow there for thousands of years.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:04:53pm

re: #394 Ace Rothstein

Trump to this day has never provided any evidence that he’s donated any of his salary as President.

He donated it to the Donald Trump Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good.

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Dave In Austin  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:05:47pm

For someone with the skills……..

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Mattand  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:06:17pm

I’m trying to find it in my browser history, but I just passed an article that says there’s an ABC poll that says 55% of Americans approve of how Trump is handling this?

How is that even fucking possible????

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William Lewis  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:07:24pm

re: #400 Mattand

I’m trying to find it in my browser history, but I just passed an article that says there’s an ABC poll that says 55% of Americans approve of how Trump is handling this?

How is that even fucking possible????

Faux News and the unquestioning majority of the press at the “Briefings”

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:07:29pm

re: #400 Mattand

I think it’s an IPSOS poll.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:07:52pm

re: #400 Mattand

I’m trying to find it in my browser history, but I just passed an article that says there’s an ABC poll that says 55% of Americans approve of how Trump is handling this?

How is that even fucking possible????

US media presents it as acceptable, and Americans obey.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:08:15pm

re: #388 Dread Pirate

A ‘smart thermometer’ company is mapping atypical fever trends across the country.

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California shelter at home may be bringing other viral infections down, too.

Definitely.

And Florida on that map is turning a bright red.

Because Florida-man runs Florida.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:08:46pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:08:51pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:09:31pm

He is reading this in a monotone from his super-sized font prepared speech.

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Mattand  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:09:49pm

re: #402 Ace Rothstein

I think it’s an IPSOS poll.

Yeah, they were mentioned. I guess they’re like Rassmussen, in that they lean mouth breather?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:10:55pm

re: #400 Mattand

I’m trying to find it in my browser history, but I just passed an article that says there’s an ABC poll that says 55% of Americans approve of how Trump is handling this?

How is that even fucking possible????

It’s a week old or 52 years in virus life. Wait a few, it will plunge.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:12:49pm

re: #407 The Pie Overlord!

He is reading this in a monotone from his super-sized font prepared speech.

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“For those worried and afraid, please know as long as I am your President, you can feel confident that you have a leader that will always fight for you and I will not stop until we win.”

The answer to “I will not stop until we win”:

Rosebud.

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rhuarc  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:15:07pm

re: #400 Mattand

I’m trying to find it in my browser history, but I just passed an article that says there’s an ABC poll that says 55% of Americans approve of how Trump is handling this?

How is that even fucking possible????

It was an ABC/Ipsos poll.

ipsos.com

Look at the wave 2 topline PDF at the bottom. I don’t understand how that was even possible even 3 days ago.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:17:25pm
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Cheechako  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:17:55pm

Here’s some more interesting background on finding the cure for the Spanish flu:

A village grave led to a virus breakthrough

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A Mom Anon  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:19:13pm

re: #412 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Ok so why does Facebook have that many masks stashed? WTF?

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:19:58pm

re: #412 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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“Facebook donates emergency reserve of 720,000 masks due to coronavirus outbreak”

Bowl-cuts come separately.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:20:57pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:20:58pm

re: #414 A Mom Anon

Just imagine the scope of the stash prepper Zuckerberg would have.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:22:52pm
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Amory Blaine  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:23:15pm

Thank god we have the House.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:26:36pm

re: #418 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

“He’s a physician”.

Totally absent from public discussion is that both father and son Pauls belong to a wacky “doctors” group, not the AMA or other respected professional physicians organization. I wrote about that long ago when I did my Art Robinson exposé.

So yes, Rand Paul has an ophthalmology degree, but he’s hardly a physician I’d run to for advice.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:26:56pm

re: #396 Backwoods_Sleuth

this waste of oxygen…

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:35:17pm

re: #414 A Mom Anon

Ok so why does Facebook have that many masks stashed? WTF?

Fires.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:37:05pm

re: #359 Joe Bacon 🌹

Senator Kelly Loeffler

@SenatorLoeffler
* 2h
JUST NOW: Democrats put their agenda before the health and well-being of the American people. They voted against advancing relief to hardworking families, hospitals, small businesses and their employees.

Now is a time for unity and swift action, not politics as usual.

department of hypocritically condemning exactly what you just did

usually people wait a few minutes so that the contradiction isn’t so obvious

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:37:11pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:37:38pm

Ten years ago, TEN YEARS AGO, I wrote about Art Robinson and his idiotic fellows, which include the Pauls:

Presenting the GOP’s newest star: Arthur Robinson

Donald Trump is the outcome of our corporate media mainstreaming such idiots.

Dr. Jane Orient, who is a compadre of Robinson, heads the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The even feature the Rand Paul in their anti-ACA stuff, see aapsonline.org

How many media ever delve into the Pauls’ relationships with Jane Orient? Have any of you seen any?

I don’t know why more people don’t expose the Pauls for the frauds that they are.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:39:36pm

re: #405 goddamnedfrank

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A Mom Anon  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:39:42pm

re: #422 sagehen

Is this common? I really hadn’t heard of that before. It does make sense if you live in a place with regular forest fires, so maybe other companies have stashes they could donate?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:40:51pm

re: #412 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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I’ll be honest.

I won’t shed any tears if all of the “Silicon Six’ Sacha Baron Cohen named take a dirt nap thanks to coronavirus.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:41:37pm

re: #420 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

“He’s a physician”.

Totally absent from public discussion is that both father and son Pauls belong to a wacky “doctors” group, not the AMA or other respected professional physicians organization. I wrote about that long ago when I did my Art Robinson exposé.

So yes, Rand Paul has an ophthalmology degree, but he’s hardly a physician I’d run to for advice.

Wacko physicians dominate the leadership of the John Birch Soviet, er, Society.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:42:56pm

Hi.

Took a walk to the Post Office to mail bills and letters late this afternoon.

I braved the dangerous and wild streets of my town to walk around two blocks (there was no one out but me).

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in Nebraska since yesterday. The woman who picked up the virus in the United Kingdom early last month is still in critical condition.

Total number of cases - 42

Cases that tested negative - 356

Good thing we only have 1,900,000 people in this state.

Forcible closures of restaurants, bars and such are still in effect. Gatherings over ten are still prohibited. (The church across the street was closed for a second Sunday.)

Travellers returning to Nebraska from anywhere else are still required to quarantine themselves. Travellers returning to the Panhandle from the rest of the state are also required to quarantine themselves.

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Rightwingconspirator  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:42:58pm

Rainy down in L.A. and stormclouds embrace Mt Wilson. From the Towercam, with a lil photoshop correction.


LINK
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:45:34pm

re: #417 Rightwingconspirator

Just imagine the scope of the stash prepper Zuckerberg would have.

Zuck is a prepper? Holy moly! He’s probably equipped to survive a supernova of the Sun, or at least researching it.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:46:02pm

My Dearest Martha,

It is now Day 6 of our sojourn in the wilderness. We continue to engage in social distancing and are keeping our spirits up with strong spirits, which we are also using as hand sanitizer. We pray that the toilet paper holds out.

I am, as I ever will be,
your loving husband

Good evening. How is everyone?

I actually had a nice productive day here, though I didn’t get out for the walk I’d planned due to random rain showers. We have a nice supply of gluten free croutons, I finished up a couple little projects and pulled a few weeds.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:46:27pm

re: #427 A Mom Anon

Is this common? I really hadn’t heard of that before. It does make sense if you live in a place with regular forest fires, so maybe other companies have stashes they could donate?

After the fires last summer, air quality in the bay area was the worst in the world for a while, or close to it. And masks were, of course, unavailable.

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garzooma  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:46:57pm

re: #388 Dread Pirate

A ‘smart thermometer’ company is mapping atypical fever trends across the country.

[Embedded content]

California shelter at home may be bringing other viral infections down, too.

re: #404 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Definitely.

And Florida on that map is turning a bright red.

Because Florida-man runs Florida.

Have you checked the Florida charts recently? It seems to be trending down the past couple of days.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:47:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:47:07pm

re: #412 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Next, Facebook releases its strategic toilet paper reserve.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:47:47pm

re: #427 A Mom Anon

Is this common? I really hadn’t heard of that before. It does make sense if you live in a place with regular forest fires, so maybe other companies have stashes they could donate?

After over a week of terrible air quality following wildfires last fall, lots of people now have a few N 95 masks sitting around. I’ve got a few I’ll take over for my daughter to take to her hospital if she tells me she needs them.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:48:09pm

I was planning to take a walk but the heavy rains coming down here stop that. Temperature has really dropped and have to put the Dyson heater on to help the “energy efficient” heater the building installed…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:51:28pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:51:46pm

re: #388 Dread Pirate

A ‘smart thermometer’ company is mapping atypical fever trends across the country.

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California shelter at home may be bringing other viral infections down, too.

Looks like it’s doing what it’s supposed to. Maybe we’ll be able to leave our homes again (with precautions) in some reasonable time.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:53:51pm

re: #439 Joe Bacon 🌹

I was planning to take a walk but the heavy rains coming down here stop that. Temperature has really dropped and have to put the Dyson heater on to help the “energy efficient” heater the building installed…

It was warm enough here today that most of the snow from the blizzard melted off. Further east where they got a huge dump-ex of snow, they still have a lot.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:56:33pm

re: #441 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Looks like it’s doing what it’s supposed to. Maybe we’ll be able to leave our homes again (with precautions) in some reasonable time.

That would be nice. At some point they’re going to have to let some things now considered non-essential happen. As far as I know, you can’t get a house which is under construction inspected by the county, can’t go tour house that’s for sale, probably can’t close on a house you are trying to buy, test drive a car, etc., etc. This is not something that can be sustained long term-entirely aside from the businesses that will go under, people who can’t earn a living and so on.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:58:59pm

re: #443 calochortus

Presumably once testing (finally) ramps up, we can take a more proactive approach to containing the spread.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:59:37pm
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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 6:59:55pm
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Patricia Kayden  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:01:02pm
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Ace Rothstein  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:01:45pm

re: #445 jaunte

One of the worst human beings to ever walk this earth. When Trump dies, it should be a cause for celebration. And I mean every word of it.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:02:46pm
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stpaulbear  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:05:46pm

re: #434 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

After the fires last summer, air quality in the bay area was the worst in the world for a while, or close to it. And masks were, of course, unavailable.

So, do you suppose that the masks weren’t available last summer because Zucker had hoarded them all, or did he start his stash after the air had cleared up?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:06:15pm

re: #435 garzooma

Have you checked the Florida charts recently? It seems to be trending down the past couple of days.

Yup. I suspect, but can’t prove, that Florida with all the vacationers runs a bit atypical compared to many states, so gets redder when viruses are going around.

So even though the line chart shows two days of decreases, Florida seems much hotter on that map than anywhere else.

It is not clear to me if the Kinsa chart is going to be useful in Covid-19, though it may be. I guess we’ll see in the long run, in hindsight, if it had value.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:06:17pm

In the states surrounding us:

There is substantial community transmission in Beadle County, South Dakota (in the east-central part of that state).
doh.sd.gov
The count in Wyoming has increased from one to twenty-six. Most are central or west, but one is now in Laramie County (on the border with the Nebraska Panhandle).
Tests completed at Wyoming Public Health Laboratory: 432
Tests completed at CDC lab: 1
Tests reported by commercial labs: 51 (good thing Wyoming only has 578,000 people)
health.wyo.gov
Colorado has also increased:
591 cases
58 hospitalized
29 counties
5,436 people tested
6 deaths
5 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities
37 of those are in Weld County, Larimer County has 32, both of those counties border the Panhandle)
covid19.colorado.gov

The closes cases to me are in Wyoming, Colorado, and Lincoln County, Nebr. (county seat North Platte).

In the Panhandle, the police are now authorised to enforce self-quarantine.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:08:36pm
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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:09:11pm

re: #450 stpaulbear

So, do you suppose that the masks weren’t available last summer because Zucker had hoarded them all, or did he start his stash after the air had cleared up?

I’m no fan of Zuckerberg, but I’d imagine they bought them afterwards to be ready the next time. I’m not sure what the point would have been to buy them and not hand them out to employees at the time of the fires. If they had all had masks, I’m pretty confident it would not have gone unnoticed.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:11:55pm
As the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. soared past 400 on Sunday, President Trump reassured Americans that everything would be OK and that it would all be over soon,” Politico reports.

Said Trump: “It’s gonna be a victory that, in my opinion, will happen much sooner than originally expected

Asshat

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:13:27pm

re: #453 The Pie Overlord!

What’s he going to do, stand on a dim street corner in an overcoat saying “You wanna get some of the good stuff?”

Try to sell them on E-bay?

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:14:38pm

Made it through the grocery store. Not many people there, some masked, most not. I was wearing gloves.

Got some food essentials and some water. Water was the only scarce thing they actually had. Got a bunch of veggies to go with our store of quinoa. Got some meats to eat and some to throw in the freezer.

They had no paper, no cleaning products, no wipes.

They are starting 2 hours each morning for seniors, so that’s good.

Not going to need to do that for quite awhile, so I’m happy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:14:54pm

re: #455 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Asshat

Our state governor just put out that Nebraska will probably be dealing with the virus directly for at least a year.

Probably going to get drummed out of the cult for that.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:16:52pm

re: #455 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Asshat

I keep seeing references, including from Trump, to being a week into a “shelter in place” of a couple weeks. Since when is it anywhere near that?
The SF Bay Area is only on day 6 and that was a 3 week event. Then the state of California imposed one on the whole state 2 or 3 days later, of indeterminate length. I think other states issued them later, so where is this coming from? I know it seems longer for those of us staying home, but as far as I know it isn’t even the majority of the country yet.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:19:00pm

One thing to remember about the Kinsa map is that they collect data from their thermometers (in wide use) but said collection points are not necessarily well distributed in some areas.

It all depends upon how many people own then decide to use one of said thermometers on any given day.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:21:35pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:22:03pm

re: #457 plansbandc

The local grocery store I usually visit still has no paper products, and not much bottled water except for the pricy stuff.

They did get some butter in today, which just happened to be the brand I wanted, though by the time I got to the store at 2PM it looked like half of it was gone.

Still no eggs, either.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:25:39pm

“Rand Paul Has Coronavirus, After He Mocked Concerns and Voted Against Emergency Funding”

So, you’re saying there IS a god?

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:26:30pm

re: #462 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The local grocery store I usually visit still has no paper products, and not much bottled water except for the pricy stuff.

They did get some butter in today, which just happened to be the brand I wanted, though by the time I got to the store at 2PM it looked like half of it was gone.

Still no eggs, either.

I found out that at a couple of Walmart’s around here paper products are coming in about noon. My wife talked to a store employee who said that they are getting a “normal” shipment of other goods, which is enough to refill normal buying, not the panic buying that clears the shelves.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:27:34pm

re: #463 Blind Frog Belly White

“Rand Paul Has Coronavirus, After He Mocked Concerns and Voted Against Emergency Funding”

So, you’re saying there IS a god?

That’s what I said last thread. And proof that Satan exists is Trump still doing pressers.

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:27:49pm

My CVS was out of bottled water, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, dish soap (I’d forgotten that several brands of hand-wash dish soap are labeled “anti-bacterial”)…

But the pharmacy texted me they had one of my medications a week early, so that covers me for a month. (the other med, I still have two weeks worth. don’t know yet if that’ll be a problem to refill)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:29:18pm

Canada says it won’t participate in Games in summer 2020

The Japanese were counting on the Olympics to help their economy out of the deep slump it has been in.

Alas, I bet the summer olympics are off.

Perhaps the IOC will reschedule for summer of 2021. That seems most sensible.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:32:11pm

re: #466 sagehen

My CVS was out of bottled water, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, dish soap (I’d forgotten that several brands of hand-wash dish soap are labeled “anti-bacterial”)…

But the pharmacytexted me they had one of my medications a week early, so that covers me for a month. (the other med, I still have two weeks worth. don’t know yet if that’ll be a problem to refill)

We panicked 2 weeks ago, so we’re fine on paper products (despite Mrs. FBW urging reusing paper towels), and meds, and we already had water in our Earthquake kit.

We also stocked up on Children’s Benadryl, which is like baby Xanax. Takes the edge off, limits the middle-of-the-night squirrel brain. I slept last night till 9 AM!

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:32:43pm

Another great mystery (to me, anyway.) These people who claim they are never sick since they started taking colloidal silver. If it kills all the viruses, fine, but it should also kill bacteria, right? Why don’t they all have diarrhea? Last time I took enough antibiotics to deal with an infection it also killed off my intestinal bacteria which really wasn’t great.

(Narrator: It doesn’t kill viruses and bacteria in vivo.)

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:33:14pm

talkingpointsmemo.com

Not giving warm fuzzies. I suspect rich folk ran out there but not sure.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:34:34pm

re: #467 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Canada says it won’t participate in Games in summer 2020

The Japanese were counting on the Olympics to help their economy out of the deep slump it has been in.

Alas, I bet the summer olympics are off.

Perhaps the IOC will reschedule for summer of 2021. That seems most sensible.

That this had even been a discussion disgusts me. There is no concern for the athletes, for potential spectators, for nothing but money. Fuck the IOC.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:35:30pm

re: #470 BigPapa

talkingpointsmemo.com

Not giving warm fuzzies. I suspect rich folk ran out there but not sure.

We can take some comfort in the fact that if we ever have a virus that wipes out most of the population, the rich will take it with them to their hideout bunkers and kill themselves off.

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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:37:14pm

re: #471 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That this had even been a discussion disgusts me. There is no concern for the athletes, for potential spectators, for nothing but money. Fuck the IOC.

There’s a lot to the money, but a lot of it is also that the athletes themselves have been training for it. Most of them aren’t rich. They have taken time off to train and prepare, and may not be able to do it one year later.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:37:44pm

re: #444 calochortus

Presumably once testing (finally) ramps up, we can take a more proactive approach to containing the spread.

The new 45-minute test, widely distributed, could help. We’ll all have to get it periodically, since asymptomatic carriers are doing most of the transmissions.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:37:45pm

re: #470 BigPapa

talkingpointsmemo.com

Not giving warm fuzzies. I suspect rich folk ran out there but not sure.

If I understood correctly, one of their first cases was a local who went to Italy and brought it home. He works in a restaurant.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:39:54pm

re: #450 stpaulbear

So, do you suppose that the masks weren’t available last summer because Zucker had hoarded them all, or did he start his stash after the air had cleared up?

No, everybody in the bay area was trying to get hold of them. Like TP today, but with more reason.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:40:19pm

re: #474 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

The new 45-minute test, widely distributed, could help. We’ll all have to get it periodically, since asymptomatic carriers are doing most of the transmissions.

Trump was touting the test at his news conference. I think, in keeping with his theories about not sharing with anyone (wanting a vaccine only for Americans) that we Californians should keep it just for ourselves.

I understand it will begin to be available at the end of the month. I wonder how long it will take to ramp up production?

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:41:07pm
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:41:31pm

re: #451 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yup. I suspect, but can’t prove, that Florida with all the vacationers runs a bit atypical compared to many states, so gets redder when viruses are going around.

So even though the line chart shows two days of decreases, Florida seems much hotter on that map than anywhere else.

It is not clear to me if the Kinsa chart is going to be useful in Covid-19, though it may be. I guess we’ll see in the long run, in hindsight, if it had value.

It only shows us places that are worth checking, and can’t be assumed to show all of them.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:45:07pm

Rango gave us a scare. Last week or so, he’d yife every so often, while lying in his bed. Hard to tell why. Last Saturday, we went for a walk in the rain. He was wearing his raincoat, but his head was still getting wet, so he was shaking off every so often.

The yifing got a bit worse.

We took him for a walk on Sunday, and he was limping off one of his front legs. And the yifing was getting worse through Monday. He tried to roach but cried out in pain!

Tuesday - Day One of Shelter In Place - we decided we HAD to take him to the Vet. I was dealing with my group of 6 people, how to work at home, etc, talking to the main office on the East Coast, etc. so Mrs. FBW and The Younger Boy took him.

I was about FRANTIC, because limping and crying in pain, with a Greyhound, suggests Osteosarcoma, and I just…just…just could NOT TAKE IT!!

So, when the Vet called to say he seems to have arthritis in his neck vertebrae, I was almost giddy! Gave him a cortisone shot, and pills to take home.

Fast forward to today - he’s MUCH, MUCH better! No yifing in the last day, roaching again, two walks the last two days, one of almost 2 miles and the other about 1.5 miles, and no limping!

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:46:38pm

I tried Armageddon without booze. Didn’t care for it.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:47:30pm

re: #462 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The local grocery store I usually visit still has no paper products, and not much bottled water except for the pricy stuff.

They did get some butter in today, which just happened to be the brand I wanted, though by the time I got to the store at 2PM it looked like half of it was gone.

Still no eggs, either.

Except for paper products, it looked like the store I visited had more or less normal stocks. (I didn’t inventory it, of course.) So the TP hoarding virus is still circulating, but we’re all stocked up otherwise.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:50:15pm

Dory is Queen of the Comfy Chair….

Dory and Rango playing Dog Games.

It might not be obvious from the pic, but Rango is looking INTENTLY at where he KNOWS Dory is, waiting for her to make a move. Dory is hanging out just at the edge of where he can see, carefully averting her eyes, waiting for HIM to make HIS move.

So, Rango is recovered well enough to play with Dory again!

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danarchy  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:50:16pm

re: #480 Blind Frog Belly White

Rango gave us a scare. Last week or so, he’d yife every so often, while lying in his bed. Hard to tell why. Last Saturday, we went for a walk in the rain. He was wearing his raincoat, but his head was still getting wet, so he was shaking off every so often.

The yifing got a bit worse.

We took him for a walk on Sunday, and he was limping off one of his front legs. And the yifing was getting worse through Monday. He tried to roach but cried out in pain!

Tuesday - Day One of Shelter In Place - we decided we HAD to take him to the Vet. I was dealing with my group of 6 people, how to work at home, etc, talking to the main office on the East Coast, etc. so Mrs. FBW and The Younger Boy took him.

I was about FRANTIC, because limping and crying in pain, with a Greyhound, suggests Osteosarcoma, and I just…just…just could NOT TAKE IT!!

So, when the Vet called to say he seems to have arthritis in his neck vertebrae, I was almost giddy! Gave him a cortisone shot, and pills to take home.

Fast forward to today - he’s MUCH, MUCH better! No yifing in the last day, roaching again, two walks the last two days, one of almost 2 miles and the other about 1.5 miles, and no limping!

Ok, what is yifing and roaching? Was trying to pick it up from context, but I literally got nothing.

PS glad he is doing better :)

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NetworkKed  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:50:54pm

Armageddon is very AFY, and the writing is horribly uneven. But it does its thing very well. Still, probably the wrong message for this exact moment in time - there’s no hero play to save the world, the best we can hope for is competent management.

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mmmirele  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:51:02pm

re: #426 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:51:52pm

re: #473 Belafon

There’s a lot to the money, but a lot of it is also that the athletes themselves have been training for it. Most of them aren’t rich. They have taken time off to train and prepare, and may not be able to do it one year later.

I know. But is going for your dreams worth dying for - or who knows at that time in July - others.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:52:04pm

re: #473 Belafon

There’s a lot to the money, but a lot of it is also that the athletes themselves have been training for it. Most of them aren’t rich. They have taken time off to train and prepare, and may not be able to do it one year later.

Nobody wants it suspended, and it takes them awhile to work around to the understanding that it’s necessary. If it is — it’s not likely that they can follow the schedule, but this is an evolving situation.

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:53:15pm
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Belafon  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:53:24pm

re: #487 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I know. But is going for your dreams worth dying for - or who knows at that time in July - others.

re: #488 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Nobody wants it suspended, and it takes them awhile to work around to the understanding that it’s necessary. If it is — it’s not likely that they can follow the schedule, but this is an evolving situation.

I agree on both counts, but, yes, some people have been willing to die to pursue their dreams.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:53:41pm

re: #477 calochortus

Trump was touting the test at his news conference. I think, in keeping with his theories about not sharing with anyone (wanting a vaccine only for Americans) that we Californians should keep it just for ourselves.

I understand it will begin to be available at the end of the month. I wonder how long it will take to ramp up production?

I’ll settle for keeping it out of the hands of Repug officeholders.

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:54:01pm

re: #480 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m so glad Rango is OK. <3

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:55:53pm

Yifing is like yiping, but the sound he makes is much more “YIFE!” than “YIPE!”, hence yifing.

Roaching is…. well, lying on his back with his legs in the air like a dead roach. Here’s Dory demonstrating, but you really need those LONG Greyhound legs for full effect!

Draw me like you draw your French Poodles….
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garzooma  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:56:25pm

re: #460 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

One thing to remember about the Kinsa map is that they collect data from their thermometers (in wide use) but said collection points are not necessarily well distributed in some areas.

It all depends upon how many people own then decide to use one of said thermometers on any given day.

One thing I noticed is that it seems lots of places both in and out of Florida are showing declines. I’m wondering if there’s a kind of Heisenberg effect. Anyone with one of the thermometers would have seen the media coverage, including the NYT, and that somehow affected how they would act.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:57:32pm
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:57:47pm

Reef slander!

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plansbandc  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:58:24pm

re: #493 Blind Frog Belly White

My sister in law’s Border Collie mix does a fantastic dead bug.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:59:39pm

re: #497 plansbandc

My sister in law’s Border Collie mix does a fantastic dead bug.

With adopted Greyhounds, the first roach is seen as a sign they’re relaxed enough to trust you.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 7:59:41pm

re: #487 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I know. But is going for your dreams worth dying for - or who knows at that time in July - others.

Tell that to a 20-year old. The other problem is that they’re immortal and invincible, and the grownups have to make the decision (which I expect they will).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:01:19pm

re: #499 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Tell that to a 20-year old. The other problem is that they’re immortal and invincible, and the grownups have to make the decision (which I expect they will).

Interestingly, the goobers on the beach for Spring Break are pretty much exactly the same, though the dream their fulfilling is much less uplifting, and they don’t work as hard to get there.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:04:10pm

re: #500 Blind Frog Belly White

Interestingly, the goobers on the beach for Spring Break are pretty much exactly the same, though the dream their fulfilling is much less uplifting, and they don’t work as hard to get there.

Same age group. We were all invincible then.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:11:19pm

re: #478 Dread Pirate

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So not being cleaned either probably.

And the Senators are among the privileged few to whom the rules do not apply I guess.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:11:31pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:12:15pm
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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:15:04pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:15:16pm

re: #495 jaunte

Conservatism is like any other religious faith: You have to be able to hold multiple contrary positions in you mind at the same time. Or as Orwell called it: Doublethink.

This is why you can show a Trumper the video of Trump mocking a disabled reporter and he’ll say something like “it didn’t happen, that’s fake news” or the religious apologetics claim of “you have to see it in context.”

Same with mocking Gold Star Families, &c.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:15:31pm

22 & 1/2 months ago

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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:16:29pm

re: #475 calochortus

A little more than that: first was a ‘visitor’ who just came from Italy, and Bill the local worked in a restaurant in the area the visitor was staying. Bill got CV.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:17:22pm

re: #508 BigPapa

A little more than that: first was a ‘visitor’ who just came from Italy, and Bill the local worked in a restaurant in the area the visitor was staying. Bill got CV.

I see. I did just kind of skim it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:17:45pm

re: #505 makeitstop

Wow, that shot past the peak of the last conservative-induced recession. All in one week.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:19:17pm

On our esteemed host Mr. Johnson’s post on the attack of the teddy bears two threads ago, all I can say is who gave the brown acid to the CGI guy.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:20:28pm

re: #505 makeitstop

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If you’re running a business turning this you either try to keep everyone on and muddle through as best you can, or you start cutting a few to all your employees. And the latter then file for unemployment.

Economic side effect of a pandemic hitting you and the government (and people) attempting to alleviate the effects.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:24:01pm

Goes to Politico

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Dread Pirate  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:27:13pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:27:48pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:27:58pm

Breaking: Panhandle Public Health District has extended the closure of all Panhandle schools until May 1. They are considering closing them for the rest of the school year.

starherald.com

More than 14,000 students throughout the Panhandle won’t hear school bells ring until at least May 1 - and possibly not again until next year.

School districts throughout the Panhandle were notifying parents that all schools in the ESU #13 service area will close until May 1. Letters from the districts indicated that the closure may continue after May 1.

Notices read: “After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will be closed through May 1st, with the possibility of schools being closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. This decision will be re-evaluated as circumstances change, with parents and families updated accordingly and extended as needed. This is a precautionary measure; there are currently no confirmed cases in the Panhandle; however, local health and school officials are watching the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota closely. School Superintendents met with Unified Command today and agreed this action would help prevent exposure to our area to flatten the curve and decrease the spread of disease.”

(more at the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald)

ESU#13 refers to public health districts in Nebraska. PPHD is #13.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:28:48pm

re: #448 Ace Rothstein

One of the worst human beings to ever walk this earth. When Trump dies, it should be a cause for celebration. And I mean every word of it.

It’s a measure of how deeply rotten the Evangelical Golden Calf cult is that they practically worship him. There needs to be a major overhaul of the tax code to close off this grift, and a thorough review of the current tax status of various “religious” organizations.

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calochortus  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:30:18pm

re: #514 Dread Pirate

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And what possible help could he give them?

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:31:14pm

Local news now both-sidesing the coronavirus crisis. No mention of the corporate lopsidedness of the proposed bailout.

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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:31:58pm

Greg Abbott finally asked hospitals to postpone elective surgery.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:32:21pm
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thecommodore  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:33:21pm

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makeitstop  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:34:35pm

re: #510 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Wow, that shot past the peak of the last conservative-induced recession. All in one week.

And that’s only from 17 states. Wait until we get the big picture. I saw an estimate that said there could be up to 2 million new applicants.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:35:27pm

Scottsbluff Public Schools superintendent noted the PPHD notice on their school Website, but added this:

As you know from our own District communications and the overwhelming volume and frequency of information we all receive from other sources, this COVID-19 crisis is challenging everything we’ve come to take for granted about our daily routines, about our lives, and about our futures. Schooling is certainly one of those primary expectations that have been jolted.

The closure of schools is dramatic. However, it does not mean the end of education. Our staff is already developing and implementing plans with the goal of continuing to support all of our students and families.

Thusly, along with all other Panhandle School Districts, we make the following announcement only after much consideration, collaboration, review of regional data, and, most importantly, informed advice from our professional health advisors.

Scottsbluff Public Schools Closure Notice

My school district (Leyton Public School in Dalton, Nebr., which serves half our town) has a scrolling banner:

“NO SCHOOL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE SUSPENDED AND ALL SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC!”
leytonwarriors.org

Bridgeport Public School has not yet updated their Webpage, but with PPHD closing schools throughout the Panhandle, I imagine they will be putting it on the radio tonight.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:35:53pm
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BigPapa  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:36:07pm

My Brother In Law took off. We hadn’t had The Talk as an entire family. Wife Unit group texting him and Mom. This is No Bueno.

I realized the power of media. I’ve been repeating to my wife ‘whatever we may think is here or is official, multiply it by 20 to 50. But I just told her 41 is the Oahu number and she got all freaked out about that. I had to remind her of what I’ve been saying. Hawaii Island is 3. A FB friend’s brother in law has it in Oahu. Here we go.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:36:08pm

re: #486 mmmirele

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:37:43pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:39:29pm
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jaunte  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:42:12pm
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Interesting Times  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:43:41pm

More evidence (as if you needed it) that Democrats giving in to anything a GOPer asks for is deadly:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:44:16pm

There have been several cases here in San Diego, home of the 3rd fleet and a bunch of other Navy commands. So it makes sense that Covid-19 is spreading in the Navy:

COVID-19 pops up across fleet as Navy stops identifying ships with positive cases

As the number of positive coronavirus cases mount in the greater San Diego region, the Navy’s U.S. Pacific Fleet announced it would forego naming ships sailors who test positive are assigned to.

Two more positive cases surfaced Friday, followed by five more Saturday, but the service would only specify whether the personnel in question belonged to different commands.

“These Sailors are currently isolated off ship and restricted in movement in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines,” a U.S. Pacific Fleet release stated.

[…]

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:44:59pm

re: #505 makeitstop

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:47:16pm

re: #519 jaunte

Local news now both-sidesing the coronavirus crisis. No mention of the corporate lopsidedness of the proposed bailout.

Here there is an article in the regional newspaper comparing the quarantines imposed in Nebraska to those imposed in 1918. (My town was sealed off from the outside world.)

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:47:42pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:48:06pm

re: #513 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Stocks fall as nations take coronavirus action

Global financial markets are set for another turbulent week as more countries take action to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region fell sharply on Monday, while Wall Street is seen opening sharply lower.

Crude oil prices have also slumped as economies around the world come to a virtual standstill.

Investors are concerned that governments and central banks are struggling to ease the impact of an impending deep global recession.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was down by 5.5%, while China’s Shanghai Composite fell 3%.

New Zealand’s main share index was down by more than 10%, and the ASX 200 in Sydney lost 7.2%.

[…]

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:51:58pm

Headlines still be generating about the Fauci comment, trying to make it sound like Fauci agrees with Trump.

But of course that is not what Fauci said.

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VegasGolfer  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:55:20pm

re: #526 BigPapa

My Brother In Law took off. We hadn’t had The Talk as an entire family. Wife Unit group texting him and Mom. This is No Bueno.

I realized the power of media. I’ve been repeating to my wife ‘whatever we may think is here or is official, multiply it by 20 to 50. But I just told her 41 is the Oahu number and she got all freaked out about that. I had to remind her of what I’ve been saying. Hawaii Island is 3. A FB friend’s brother in law has it in Oahu. Here we go.

Explain please..thx

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:57:04pm

Folks are still going after the Disciples of Christ minister in Gering, Nebr. who had a letter excoriating Donald Trump a couple weeks ago. A new one:

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Could your life stand the scrutiny the president faces (Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald).

Well, let’s see.

The office is a public one, which always gets close scrutiny. Just because the ni*CLANG did a good job doesn’t mean everyone can.

I never bankrupted any casinos.
I never bankrupted an airline.
I never was found guilty in court of racism in rental practices.
I never ripped off a children’s cancer charity.
I never ripped off a veterans charity.
I was never banned by a state from even running a charity.
I never ran a scam college.
I never cheated on all my wives while claiming “I don’t need forgiveness from God” and having Christians of all denominations except Hispanic Catholics and African-American Evangelicals vote for him in overwhelming numbers.
I never dodged military service.
I never showed disrespect to war veterans, war dead, or their family members.

I think I could stand up to the scrutiny.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 22, 2020 • 8:59:36pm
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CleverToad  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:05:02pm

For the crafters & costumers, I saw a couple of posts from a local hospital saying they aren’t allowed to accept home-sewn masks. (Some of the doctors’ offices and nursing homes are happy to take them.) However, to conserve their mask supplies, the hospital has reusable plastic surgical face shields that can be cleaned in between patients. Since they may need to share these shields between staffers, the staffers wear washable cloth “scrub caps” to prevent sweating into the foam bands.

The nurses say they’d be more than happy to take homemade scrub caps, noting that a thin cap is best. There are several patterns on Etsy & Pinterest, etc.

Might be simpler to sew for us non-experts who don’t have elastic for the masks. I need to go looking for patterns.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:05:45pm

re: #469 calochortus

Another great mystery (to me, anyway.) These people who claim they are never sick since they started taking colloidal silver. If it kills all the viruses, fine, but it should also kill bacteria, right? Why don’t they all have diarrhea? Last time I took enough antibiotics to deal with an infection it also killed off my intestinal bacteria which really wasn’t great.

(Narrator: It doesn’t kill viruses and bacteria in vivo.)

All it does is turn your skin blue so you look like either an Andorran from Star Trek OR Papa Smurf!

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:06:27pm

A reminder: One of the greatest films ever made was about feckless idiots bungling their way to the end of the world. It even involved a Bircher fanatic.

Dr. Strangelove (1964) - War Room Scene

This particular scene was the first thing I thought of when I read about Senator Ron Johnson (R-Hell) making this incredible statement:

“… getting coronavirus is not a death sentence except for maybe no more than 3.4 percent of our population (and) I think probably far less.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:06:41pm

[moved to next thread]

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sagehen  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:18:09pm

re: #542 Joe Bacon 🌹

All it does is turn your skin blue so you look like either an Andorran from Star Trek OR Papa Smurf!

Or Dr Manhattan if you’re tall enough…

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ckkatz  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:30:13pm

re: #355 PhillyPretzel

Another way to tell if a piece of food is done is to take its temperature. Here is a great website for thermometers. thermoworks.com
The Thermopen is great. I have one the MK-4.

Yes! Be warned though. Over the course of the past year, I started out by purchasing one and ended up buying 3.

I first got a ChefAlarm to verify that my circa 1977 stove’s oven was working okay. The oven wasn’t and I ended up buying a new stove.

Next was the Mk IV which is recommended by WireCutter and America’s Test Kitchen.

And finally, I got their Infrared Thermometer because it was ‘interesting’.

I had not realized how important managing temperature is in cooking. Similar to managing light in photography.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:53:01pm
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 9:57:43pm

re: #373 bratwurst

I’d like to suggest the cruise business as we knew it a few weeks ago may not deserve to be bailed out.

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Tell ‘em they can have a bailout - once they’re operating under the US flag.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 22, 2020 • 10:02:11pm

re: #401 William Lewis

Faux News and the unquestioning majority of the press at the “Briefings”

Some network needs to get Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel accredited as their journalists, then send them to one of the press conferences. Talk about off the chain - a good old-fashioned Big Apple dressing down, live on-air, would be “must see TV”.

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John_Manyjars  Mar 22, 2020 • 11:59:20pm

re: #78 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I’d have bought Fred tRump a condom, and/or Rump’s mother a round trip ticket to Mexico to ‘take care of it’.

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John_Manyjars  Mar 23, 2020 • 12:21:53am

re: #147 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah f*ck off, Ivanka, you nasty woman. You and your whoremongering father, his whore, and your slumlord husband. Oh, and your R party too.

Just f*ck off.

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John_Manyjars  Mar 23, 2020 • 12:24:45am

re: #295 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

nah, they’ll just let them starve to death. R’s don’t even consider them human. And they don’t consider D’s much above that, if at all.

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John_Manyjars  Mar 23, 2020 • 12:41:13am

re: #337 The Pie Overlord!

Bit insulting to a genuinely attractive and talented woman, as opposed to the First Escort. ../s


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