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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:25:19pm

Filled out my census online.

When asked about origins (under “race”, a wholly obsolete idea), I was tempted to put “Anywhere Trump is not.”

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stpaulbear  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:28:57pm

lol. “The Sharrona virus, from the meeting”.

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William Lewis  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:28:59pm

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I put human as my race.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:30:30pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:30:52pm
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austin_blue  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:42:24pm

I’m out. I can’t stand the shit show anymore tonight.

Night, all, sweet scaly dreams. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:44:17pm

I’m still doing the Ring Cycle operas and I keep getting distracted by the strong men’s-rights-advocate/nice guy energy coming off these dwarves….

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:44:39pm

re: #202 EPR-radar

“murdered by Donald Trump, who is a stupid motherfucker” needs to get carved into many tombstones.

I wouldn’t sully those graves with his name. On the other hand, a monument should be built at his with the names of those he killed. And I think it should be built before he dies.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:46:13pm

From the previous thread:

re: #184 NO SMOCKING GUN!

So sorry for that.

Sorry about that. I realized after disappearing and coming back that I made it sound too harsh. I forgot to include the punchline from my mom: “She said she didn’t want to go into one, and she made sure of it.” My grandmother didn’t do anything except be herself. The house she lived in was falling apart around her, but we couldn’t get her to leave.

I also didn’t mean to minimize what you’re going through. I am truly sorry about that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:47:02pm

Yet another person radicalized by fundamentalists and the hate-mongering

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant

Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote on Facebook that Democrats were terrorists and should be shot on sight, prosecutors said.

[…]

The threats against Ms. Pelosi were posted beneath an article from an anti-abortion website that Mr. Perry shared on Facebook.

“Nancy pelosi is apart of a santanic cult and so are rhe people who work closly with her,” Mr. Perry wrote, according to prosecutors. “Dems of the establishment will be removed at any cost necessary and yes that means by death.”

[…]

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:47:19pm

re: #8 Belafon

I wouldn’t sully those graves with his name. On the other hand, a monument should be built at his with the names of those he killed. And I think it should be built before he dies.

There better be gold tablets at the base of that inscribed with the names of every person Trump killed in Puerto Rico!

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Charles Johnson  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:48:27pm
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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:50:47pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:51:01pm

re: #5 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Fascinating!

That park is over five hours from my twenty by car.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:52:37pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:57:01pm

Trump is going to attempt to declare it over on Easter weekend. Abbott so far hasn’t declared a statewide lockdown, but he did get an emergency declaration from Trump (kissing Trump’s butt does work), but I don’t see him trying to override local decisions.

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gocart mozart  Mar 26, 2020 • 8:59:35pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:00:15pm

Thread to take your mind elsewhere

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mmmirele  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:00:24pm

re: #16 Belafon

Trump is going to attempt to declare it over on Easter weekend. Abbott so far hasn’t declared a statewide lockdown, but he did get an emergency declaration from Trump (kissing Trump’s butt does work), but I don’t see him trying to override local decisions.

Arizona governor Doug Ducey is still trying to…god I don’t know…he won’t order a lockdown, there aren’t enough tests, and he issues orders that are wimpy bullshit.

We had 235 coronavirus cases on Monday, March 23. Today, there were 509 cases, with nine deaths. (Those numbers could be off slightly depending on where coronavirus cases occurring on the Navajo Nation are counted.) But yeah, we more than doubled in three days.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:02:09pm

Nearly 3 dozen who attended Arkansas church event test positive for coronavirus

Nearly three dozen people who attended a recent children’s event at a church in Arkansas have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to church officials.

Donald Shipp, a deacon at First Assembly of God church in Greers Ferry, about 75 miles north of Little Rock, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that 34 people who attended the event in early March at the Cleburne County church had tested positive for the coronavirus, and that an unknown number of others were awaiting test results.

[…]

Mark Palenske, a pastor at the church, said in a lengthy Facebook post late last week that he and his wife, Dena, were among those to test positive for COVID-19.

[…]

The couple and dozens of others from their church initially could not get tested, according to Palenske.

“One local doctor had a very small number of commercial tests and the rest is history, I suppose,” he wrote.

[…]

“Even though we were the original positives, there are people who have been sick longer than we have,” he said. “It clearly made its way through a special weekend of children’s ministry at our church.”

The one-two punch, of a religion that thinks they are special, and a government that doesn’t care enough to do public health right.

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gocart mozart  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:05:47pm
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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:08:12pm

Rockwall is a very religious town. We have two large churches, a bunch of medium sized churches, a whole bunch of small churches, and a couple that operate out of industrial locations. I know most of them have shut down and went online, and did so before the city even started getting busy.

There are a few things that do surprise me about this place. They are conservative, and I think a box of cereal with an R on it would be a democrat for the House seat if John Ratcliffe ever leaves. But the town didn’t like it when the mayor tried to force Target to enforce bathroom rules, and they’re not going to go nuts and end up in a situation like the Arkansas church. They went to online schooling well before anyone else; my wife said it was even featured on the news.

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:09:31pm

re: #21 gocart mozart

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Every time I see images of these hosts not dressed up and wearing TV makeup, I think about Michael Keaton Batman.

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BeachDem  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:11:25pm

re: #19 mmmirele

Arizona governor Doug Ducey is still trying to…god I don’t know…he won’t order a lockdown, there aren’t enough tests, and he issues orders that are wimpy bullshit.

We had 235 coronavirus cases on Monday, March 23. Today, there were 509 cases, with nine deaths. (Those numbers could be off slightly depending on where coronavirus cases occurring on the Navajo Nation are counted.) But yeah, we more than doubled in three days.

But by dog, he’s keeping the golf courses open!

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Jay C  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:13:32pm

re: #10 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yet another person radicalized by fundamentalists and the hate-mongering

Man Charged With Making Death Threats to Nancy Pelosi in Coronavirus Rant

“A santanic cult”?

She worships Carlos?

Understandable, them….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:22:20pm

Panhandle Public Health District in Nebraska out with new guidelines. Their Website has a map showing locations of hospitals across the state superimposed with circles representing the number of cases in each one (the Panhandle remains at zero tonight).

The new guidelines are stricter yet.

Updated self-quarantine guidelines are being provided to anyone that has traveled or will be traveling outside the Nebraska Panhandle.

To limit spread in Nebraska, all travelers should self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning home and immediately report any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection to their health care provider. This means if you travel out of the Panhandle, you will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to the Panhandle with these exceptions:

Social Distancing=6 feet

Residents that support the critical infrastructure of our community, such as truckers, are encouraged to continue to provide their vital services. When they are back in the Panhandle, they are encouraged to stay at their house (self-quarantine).

Traveling to and from work is understandable; the idea is to stay in the same community and practice strict social distancing.

Health care workers have different guidelines and should consult with a trained medical professional at their facility (infection preventionists or physician) and establish a specific infection control protocol such as self-quarantine, self-monitoring, wearing PPE while at work, etc., that mitigates patient and co-worker exposures.

Returning travelers should assume that COVID-19 disease is present at the locations they have visited and traveled through.

(more information)

Nebraska Panhandle Public Health District

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:22:46pm

WTF?

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:25:22pm

Here’s a wild video. The company zoomed in on the Ft. Lauderdale spring break people, and using software that analyzes the data collected on the phones locations used on the beach, tracks where they went after leaving (the software itself doesn’t reveal information about phone numbers or whose they are):

In this case, as you’re wondering about the privacy concerns, also consider the spread of the virus.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:25:43pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:32:18pm

re: #1 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Filled out my census online.

When asked about origins (under “race”, a wholly obsolete idea), I was tempted to put “Anywhere Trump is not.”

I’m still waiting for the form to arrive in the mail. I like your answer. If I didn’t have to put my name and address on the form, I’d probably do that.

I will probably leave it blank.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:36:14pm

re: #15 Belafon

I know we can’t make up for all of the losses businesses are going to be feeling but since we’re lucky and not hurting from this (his job is safe and stable and he can work from home and mine …well, who needs to ever leave the house anyway?), we’re going to do our best to support those we can.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:41:17pm

re: #15 Belafon

That reminds me that I need to make our arrangements this year for the fellow who mows our lawn.

We pay him considerably more than other people do in town, but this year I think we ought to bump that up.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:50:38pm
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Chrysicat  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:57:59pm

I know it’s The Intercept saying it, but you absolutely still need to at least prosecute a rape allegation against Biden-as-Vice-President during a Presidential race.

If the woman’s not lying, he’d have been guilty of rape even if it had happened in 1980 rather than the 20th century, and at this point, whether it’s correct or not, he can’t win in the court of public opinion,

Or IOW:

Someone want to explain to me how we wound up in “damned if we do, damned if we don’t” territory?

And I don’t necessarily think this time, Russia was involved from the beginning, only the last day.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 26, 2020 • 9:58:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:01:19pm

Evening updates from the states around me.

About seventy miles west:

At this time there are 56 reported cases in Wyoming.

Wyoming Department of Health

About one hundred miles north (interestingly, the South Dakota Health Department says positive cases no longer have to be reported to the CDC—that means the CDC numbers cannot be trusted):

Positive 46
Negative 1973
Pending 125

Deaths 1
Recovered 16

South Dakota Department of Health

Ninety miles south in Colorado:

1,430 cases
184 hospitalized
39 counties
10,122 people tested
24 deaths
9 outbreaks at residential and non-hospital health care facilities

Weld County along our border has 107 cases.
Colorado Department of Health and the Environment

I don’t know how long we can hold out disease-free here.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:03:36pm

re: #34 Chrysicat

Huh?!?

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:08:00pm
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Chrysicat  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:10:21pm

re: #37 teleskiguy

I’m going to try to defend myself here.

We’d already lost between 30 and 50 percent of Bernout votes. That was going to make this a close election. This accusation loses all the rest of them, because they will see it as proof of forcible rape that TimesUp refused to proceed with the suit against an actively-running political figure. It’ll also scare off some previous anti-Bernie types who had reluctantly come in behind Biden, because it really doesn’t look to be a bad-faith suit and she stopped claiming that he just touched her neck.

I’ll still vote for Biden if we nominate him, but I’m almost as pessimistic for the future if we do as if we nominate Bernie, because in my eyes he cannot beat Trump and is indeed now looking at a landslide because we needed some Bernie-Bros in the majority of states.

I really want this to lead to #draftKamala, though, not a Birdie resurgence like everyone else who fears the accusation.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:10:39pm

re: #34 Chrysicat

Where are these allegations coming from other than wingnut sites and Bern outs quoting them and Glenn Greenwalt’s Home of Perpetual Grievances?

It doesn’t matter who we run for our candidate, Republican rodent copulators will lie about that candidate, along with people in our own party who don’t support him or her.

As Megan Hunt noted when she ran for the state legislature, when asked why she would announce on a candidate questionnaire why she’s an atheist when that’s the kiss of death in politics (she turfed out an R), she said she wasn’t worried about Republicans. They wouldn’t vote for her anyway. She was worried about Democrats who would use that against her or lie.

She cited the campaign of Rep. Eric Swalwell as her example; Swalwell primaried Pete Stark by running attack ads painting him as un-American for being an atheist.

(By the way, if Swalwell ever ran for President, I would not support him unless he’s the only possible choice.)

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Belafon  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:11:50pm

re: #34 Chrysicat

Read this thread:

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Chrysicat  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:15:14pm

re: #38 Ace-o-aces

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uriel  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:18:18pm

re: #15 Belafon

Jesus- do any of these people know anyone from the middle class? The only person I know who can afford to hire a personal maid is a landlord who owns 140 or so rental units in a college town. So, easy pickings.

But I will say she does seem pretty upset that no one will be cleaning her million dollar house. Which she lives in by herself.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:19:12pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:20:05pm

re: #39 Chrysicat

There’s enough catastrophism in the real world. You bringing Russian disinformation here is horseshit. But okay, sure, we’re fucking doomed because Biden is a rapist and the BernBros are going to throw the election again. GTFO

Have you been paying any attention at all to the primaries? Bernie’s political power and sway among Democrats is measurably way less than it was in 2016. Twitter is a piss poor place to measure the political climate of the Democratic polity.

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Chrysicat  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:20:36pm

re: #42 Chrysicat

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re: #41 Belafon

Thank you. I still think that whether it started as ratfucking or not is no longer germane, though, because we need some of the Bernouts and they’re 100 percent on “I Believe”. I probably don’t believe her anymore, but refusing a trial until 2021 still looks bad to a lot of people.

At this point, I’m more casting about for a replacement non-Bernie candidate and terrified that Biden’s worse toast than Kerry.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:23:20pm

Governor Ricketts starting to cave to the tenets of Conservative religion:

From his own decree a couple days ago, pounding the pavement for a job during the epidemic has been suspended.

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Chrysicat  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:24:02pm

re: #46 Chrysicat

But I also realise that I should possibly be asking to have all of those deleted if I don’t want to be banned?

Can someone give me a warning as to how close I am to tipping the Stinky-meter?

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:27:11pm

re: #47 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Governor Ricketts starting to cave to the tenets of Conservative religion:

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From his own decree a couple days ago, pounding the pavement for a job during the epidemic has been suspended.

It must suck to be named after a disease.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:29:14pm

re: #49 Dread Pirate

It must suck to be named after a disease.

LOL

Campaign adverts with Vitamin D tablets on them.

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:29:25pm

re: #48 Chrysicat

But I also realise that I should possibly be asking to have all of those deleted if I don’t want to be banned?

Can someone give me a warning as to how close I am to tipping the Stinky-meter?

It doesn’t even register with Stinky. You’re just a dumbass for posting it, that’s all. But if you yourself think/feel it shouldn’t be posted, you can delete it yourself, just click on the little pencil.

You’ve been swindled, I’m sorry to say, by Russian disinformation and nihilist BernBros.

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Chrysicat  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:29:53pm

re: #48 Chrysicat

Anyway, this is all out of extreme terror. I’m convinced the next Republican elected president will be officially crowned, either in order so he doesn’t have to leave office in 4 years (Trump), or to save him having to run for re-election (any creep who throws out Bernie).

And I still think Bernie is only 20-percent electable for a first term, but now I’m terrified for Biden as well.

Especially since the gloating posts that got me ranting came out of a Discord for a webcomic, not Twitter, which is rapidly becoming a worse pit of voles than ff.net.

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sagehen  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:30:13pm

re: #46 Chrysicat

Thank you. I still think that whether it started as ratfucking or not is no longer germane, though, because we need some of the Bernouts and they’re 100 percent on “I Believe”. I probably don’t believe her anymore, but refusing a trial until 2021 still looks bad to a lot of people.

At this point, I’m more casting about for a replacement non-Bernie candidate and terrified that Biden’s worse toast than Kerry.

I seem to remember right after Kavenaugh’s confirmation, a bunch of right-wingers tweeting “I’ve already decided that whoever the Dems nominate for 2020, raped me 25 years ago.”

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:32:51pm

Stupid asshole doesn’t have the courage of his convictions, notice he won’t call it the Chinese Virus in this context.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:36:22pm

re: #52 Chrysicat

Discord, a hive of scum, white supremacists, and open Nazis.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:38:39pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:40:36pm

With no positive coronavirus cases in the Panhandle, what happens when one is diagnosed? (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald):

Public health officials have been working with providers in the Panhandle to increase testing as they try to identify people who may have the COVID-19, Schnell said. On Thursday, 22 tests were pending, an indication that testing has increased.

“We are definitely upping our testing, trying to identify those people out there,” she said.

The minimum criteria for testing in the state has been specific: those who show up in hospital and have an abnormal chest X-ray and influenza or other respiratory illness has been ruled out; and workers in careers such as health care, law enforcement, first responders who show up and are symptomatic to protect them from spreading the coronavirus to others. With an expansion of testing, doctors will evaluate unique cases or persons with mild cases to help determine if COVID-19 is circulating in the Panhandle communities.

When and if a person tests positive for the coronavirus, the public will be notified. PPHD director Kim Engel outlined the process that occurs when a person has tested positive.

“That individual and their provider will be notified and the public will be notified in a news release and during this daily briefing,” Engel said. “A public health investigator will interview the person to see who they have been in close contact with and where they have been the last 14 days,” she said.

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danarchy  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:46:42pm

re: #55 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Discord, a hive of scum, white supremacists, and open Nazis.

This is utter bullshit. Discord is a platform, it is used by lots of people it is not one thing. Patreon uses it to create communities. The folks over at the skeptics guide to the universe podcast use it to engage with their fans. Discord is not like twitter where it is one thing for everybody, it is tool that any group can use to create their own community. Do nazis use it, probably, but nazis use the damn phone too, it doesn’t mean phones are evil.

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uriel  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:53:03pm

re: #51 teleskiguy

re: #51 teleskiguy

Just a thought, and not to challenge the sincerity of either you- but a an observation from someone who can both appreciate that 1.A) if this is true, it is obviously disqualifying period, but B-2) the providence of this accusation seems problematic:

I think that at this point, it would probably be best to see where this thing goes before either side starts tearing away at the other’s undersides. At least of a day or two.

It’s a worrying issue either way, but jumping on each other is only going to hurt us all down the road.

Just my two cents.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:54:36pm

re: #58 danarchy

This is utter bullshit. Discord is a platform, it is used by lots of people it is not one thing. Patreon uses it to create communities. The folks over at the skeptics guide to the universe podcast use it to engage with their fans. Discord is not like twitter where it is one thing for everybody, it is tool that any group can use to create their own community. Do nazis use it, probably, but nazis use the damn phone too, it doesn’t mean phones are evil.

Discord is a platform for closed chats. Lots of people use it.

Like Twitter, they won’t kick off their Nazis. It’s because they won’t kick them off the congregate there.

White Supremacists Still Have a Safe Space Online (Slate, 2018):

Discord is a hub for 150 million gamers—as well as some of the worst people on the web.

Revealed: FBI Raided Discord Chats Of ‘Unite The Right’ Leader (Forbes, January 8, 2020)

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:55:38pm

He’s just pretending, he has no intention of doing what you say, Doctor.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:57:30pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 10:58:01pm

re: #59 uriel

1.A) if this is true, it is obviously disqualifying period, bu B-1) the providence of this accusation seems problematic:

That’s a charitable description. It’s complete bullshit. Biden, though an old man who’s known to be handsy sometimes, has been in public life for a half century. Barack Obama awarded him The Presidential Medal Of Freedom With Distinction. If the accusations are true (which they aren’t, they’re complete bullshit propagated by Russians and nihilist BernBros) then Barack Obama is one of the worst judges of character ever.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:00:49pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:04:53pm

re: #64 Dread Pirate

I met Elvira (her real name is Cassandra) when I was a kid. My next door neighbor (rest in peace), when I was a wee lad, was friends with her, they knew each other since they were little kids. She’s actually a redhead IRL.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:11:42pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:13:06pm

re: #64 Dread Pirate

A response to Elvira:

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:16:18pm
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uriel  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:17:37pm

re: #63 teleskiguy

That’s a charitable description. It’s complete bullshit. Biden, though an old man who’s known to be handsy sometimes, has been in public life for a half century, Barack Obama awarded him The Presidential Medal Of Freedom With Distinction. If the accusations are true (which they aren’t they’re complete bullshit propagated by Russians and nihilist BernBros) then Barack Obama is one of the worst judges of character ever.

That’s more than fair, and my initial response to all of this was pretty much identical.

On the other hand, if it is a valid, attacking the person in question isn’t going to be a good look.

Either way, a large part of this story is the way it is being used politically. And the main thing rat fuckers try and do is disseminate division. I guess my point is, let’s not help them until we know the facts.

(Sorry if this is coming off wrong. Probably should have hit the sack a while ago, so of course the last thing my mind is going to do is let me sleep.)

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:21:03pm

Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul (Official Audio)

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:24:01pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:29:57pm
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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:29:59pm

Instagram

they were finally able to repaint Abbey Road ‘cause everyone is inside

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:35:05pm

Kate McKinnon of SNL comes to mind here.

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ckkatz  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:37:19pm

For those using Amazon, this article might be of interest:

Amazon Is Having Supply Chain Issues. Here Are Some Trustworthy Alternatives.

The coronavirus continues to disrupt our lives in more than a few ways. As we face mandatory shelter-in-place directives, school closures, and empty supermarket shelves, many folks are turning to online ordering to secure the essentials they need to get through these uncertain times. But what happens when the one-stop shop you’ve relied on for years—the retailer that was always there when you needed something in a pinch—suddenly can’t deliver?

That’s the reality currently facing a lot of shoppers. Amazon’s supply chain is struggling to meet demand as more people look to the online retail behemoth for the things they need but can’t find at their local grocery store (and the things they want but hesitate to pick up in person). The New York Times, Wirecutter’s parent company, reports that as the outbreak continues to shut down and slow factories in China, “Amazon is likely to feel potential shortages of goods earlier than its American peers because it usually keeps fewer items on hand than they do.”

thewirecutter.com

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teleskiguy  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:39:50pm
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ckkatz  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:46:27pm

A couple of threads ago there was a video on what happens when sodium is dropped in a toilet bowl.

When I was in 11th grade, someone (not I), stole, iirc, some magnesium from a lab and kept in his locker for a few days. When the school started searching lockers for it, he reportedly panicked. And decided to dispose of it by flushing it down the toilet.

Bad move. That resulted in a similar explosion and a pile of porcelain rubble crowned by a toilet seat.

I was not present for the flush but did see the result.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:48:54pm

State senator Megan Hunt tweeting at Gov. Ricketts (thread, three tweets):

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ckkatz  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:55:06pm

I have not verified these services yet, but WireCutter has been reasonably trustworthy:

A Running Guide to Services Now Free (or Discounted) in Response to the Coronavirus

In response to the outbreak, many companies around the world have offered their services for free to help folks get through these uncertain times—this is especially helpful for those in the industries that have recently had to force layoffs and shutter their doors. Whether you’re looking to work off your nervous energy with some exercise, read your way through a library’s worth of books, or schedule an appointment with a mental health professional, these free services can help you keep your composure and your cash.

thewirecutter.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 26, 2020 • 11:55:20pm

LOL

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:02:30am

Christian hate preacher Greg Locke gets a Facebook post blocked by Facebook for promoting harm and promoting violating the law outside Facebook.

Keep it up, Pastor Locke. I’m sure a lot of people won’t miss you if you get your whole Facebook account banned so you can cry martyr in the wilderness.

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teleskiguy  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:03:31am
83
Dread Pirate  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:04:26am
84
Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:04:30am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡

i liked it.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:07:11am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:08:05am

re: #84 Deep State SuperElite Satinist

i liked it.

I don’t know what it is so I can’t say. Prophet of Zod could be off-base here because the Alaska weather has thrown off his tongue.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:08:30am
88
Dread Pirate  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:10:18am

re: #85 Ace-o-aces

The amazing thing about how stupid they are is how utterly unpredictably stupid they are.

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ckkatz  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:12:41am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡

They could always make hand sanitizer:

Purcellville’s Catoctin Creek Distillery producing free sanitizing alcohol during coronavirus outbreak

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis and a subsequent shortage on sanitizing products, Purcellville-based Catoctin Creek Distillery is working with area hospitals, police stations and assisted living communities to provide free bottles of sanitizing alcohol to anyone who needs it.

…snippity…

“We are still open to sell bottles of whiskey in the tasting room. For people quarantined in place, a bottle of whiskey might make it easier,” Harris said.

If anyone would like to visit Catoctin Creek and obtain some of the sanitizing product, bring up to a two-liter bottle into the store at 120 W. Main St. in Purcellville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

loudountimes.com

Upon reflection, I think that I may pay Catoctin Creek Distillery a visit.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:15:28am

re: #88 Dread Pirate

The amazing thing about how stupid they are is how utterly unpredictably stupid they are.

At least Paul is predictably racist.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:22:53am

Oh my dear god…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:26:16am

re: #91 Ace-o-aces

Trump’s hotels/hospitality/golf resorts are almost certainly hemorrhaging money by this point. I have little doubt that’s why he’s so desperate to get things “back to normal”.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:31:16am
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Dread Pirate  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:31:30am
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ericblair  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:35:41am

re: #74 Anymouse 🌹🏡

“There’s no risk [when] it’s already out there,” Trump says of drugs that might be used for off-label purposes to treat coronavirus.

Sure, there’s no risk whatsoever for using approved drugs in ways they weren’t intended. Like oxycontin or fentanyl, for example.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:40:22am

re: #95 ericblair

Sure, there’s no risk whatsoever for using approved drugs in ways they weren’t intended. Like oxycontin or fentanyl, for example.

[Rush Limbaugh enters the chat]

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ericblair  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:45:26am

So, it’s coronavirus again now? Not that this isn’t an improvement, but this weak minded fool just parrots whatever the last authoritarian dickhead he talked to told him. Now he’ll be back talking to Miller and the gang of xenophobes and it will be back to ChinaVirus again.

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ckkatz  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:50:48am

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Apparently the Platte that they refer to is the Missouri Platte River Valley. The Distillery is in Weston Mo, just across the Missouri River from Kickapoo, Kansas. No Kickapoo Joy juice though.

Family anecdote. When my Grandfather returned back to St Joseph Missouri from WW1, his first job was to help dredge the (Missouri) Platte River.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:53:23am

“Coach” (not a coach) Dave Daubenmire Doesn’t Understand Pandemics (goes to Utah Outcasts, caution for coarse language and adult subject matter, 15:13)

Coach Dave Doesn’t Understand Pandemics

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Dread Pirate  Mar 27, 2020 • 1:05:19am
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Dread Pirate  Mar 27, 2020 • 1:08:25am

YouTube

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 1:08:43am

Good luck, Mississippi…..you’re gonna need it:

Roadside mannequins are inviting residents of Moss Point, Miss., to resume shopping at a local clothing store, restaurants are returning their dine-in services, and churches are re-opening their doors for services. Mayor Mario King described the burgeoning renewal in commerce and social life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic today as it swirled around him in his Gulf Coast town after Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves issued an executive order Tuesday that overruled local measures meant to stop the virus’ spread.

“His order completely makes our order null and void,” King, who closed businesses he deemed non-essential last week, told the Mississippi Free Press on Thursday afternoon. “So barbershops and salons are open today. People are actually at church making up Bible studies lost on Wednesday, so they’re having Thursday Bible studies. There are restaurants that re-opened their dine-in services today. … I understand they’re just trying to make a dollar, but if one person sneezes who has COVID-19 and someone else comes in, they’re possibly exposed to that. So his order puts our people at risk.”

Moss Point is located in Jackson County, which ranks no. 7 for the most novel coronavirus infections statewide, and where State officials confirmed an additional four cases this morning.

mississippifreepress.com

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Dread Pirate  Mar 27, 2020 • 1:16:00am

re: #102 Dr Lizardo

Good luck, Mississippi…..you’re gonna need it:

mississippifreepress.com

bookmark

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 1:18:35am

Weather is crap here.
forecast.weather.gov

Freezing fog now.

Rain then snow and highs in the fifties starting tomorrow.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 27, 2020 • 1:33:44am

Wyoming still won’t put in rules to slow the growth of the epidemic in their state.

Coronavirus case count jumps to 56, 17 recoveries reported (Goes to the Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)

Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew to 56 on Thursday, but reports from two county health agencies indicated some of those patients have already recovered.

The number of cases grew by seven by Thursday evening, with new cases detected in Johnson, Laramie, Hot Springs and Teton counties.

The single cases reported in Johnson and Hot Springs counties were the counties’ first. Laramie County’s case count went up by three on Thursday and Teton County’s increased by two.

(more)

Laramie County is where the state capital Cheyenne is located, and borders the Nebraska Panhandle. There was confusion because Larimer County in northern Colorado did order a lockdown.

Devil’s Tower National Monument was ordered closed by the National Park Service after county officials requested that.

Governor Mark Gordon (R) has urged people to stay home, but will not issue an order to do so.

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 3:23:49am

re: #81 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Christian hate preacher Greg Locke gets a Facebook post blocked by Facebook for promoting harm and promoting violating the law outside Facebook.

[Embedded content]

Keep it up, Pastor Locke. I’m sure a lot of people won’t miss you if you get your whole Facebook account banned so you can cry martyr in the wilderness.

Is this too harsh?

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 3:31:30am

This is your friday morning PSA:

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ericblair  Mar 27, 2020 • 4:26:47am

Um.

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ericblair  Mar 27, 2020 • 4:30:21am

…and more um.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 4:38:25am

hmm. London and Moscow. Do I hear Washington DC?

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 27, 2020 • 4:45:22am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 4:55:44am

re: #111 Patricia Kayden

I like Fred. I also like Joe. :)

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:01:36am

::: watching Pride and Prejudice (1995) :::

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:03:40am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:16:06am

re: #109 ericblair

…and more um.

[Embedded content]

Was it you or someone else here that mentioned Putin looked….a little tired, perhaps?

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:16:28am

re: #110 PhillyPretzel

hmm. London and Moscow. Do I hear Washington DC?

Brasilia.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:20:27am

re: #116 Dr Lizardo

That is an even money bet.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:21:41am

re: #117 PhillyPretzel

That is an even money bet.

I’m sure Bolsonaro has it, he just won’t admit because of his machismo.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:27:59am

This depresses me. The USA should not have this many cases of a virus. Under other Presidents we had very low numbers of other diseases. Now we have the highest numbers because a con-man who does not know anything is president. May Bannon, Sessions and Miller … (I am not going to say anything else because I do not want to be thrown out of LGF)

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:29:29am

Just found out one of my coworkers had it. His wife, too. Both young and made it through. He is delivering food to the elderly now.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:32:54am

re: #120 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Just found out one of my coworkers had it. His wife, too. Both young and made it through. He is delivering food to the elderly now.

I wish there were serological tests more widely available right now - I’d be more than happy to take one. I’m genuinely curious to know if what I had about five weeks was COVID-19; I’m about 99% sure it was based on the symptoms. In any event, if I did have it, I was damn lucky in that it was a mild case. And I’d like to know if I have antibodies for it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:40:57am
123
Targetpractice  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:43:09am

“We’re getting hit on all sides for suggesting that governors don’t know what they’re talking about and are being mean about it! What do we do?!”

“Quick, draw straws and the poor bastard who draws the short straw has to lie to the press…”

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:50:26am

Cellphone social distancing data:
Unacast

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:52:11am
According to BILD, the Rammstein singer is currently in the intensive care unit of a Berlin hospital in quarantine.

Last week, Lindemann performed in Russia, then came back to Berlin. Upon arrival, he was diagnosed with Coronavirus. In addition, pneumonia was found, which is why he was brought to the intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, the musician should feel better again. His condition is said to be non-life threatening.

bz-berlin.de

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:52:15am

Washington Post numbers:
washingtonpost.com

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Mike Lamb  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:53:35am

On the Biden assault accusation, if there is credible evidence, it should be thoroughly investigated. However, in the Krassenstein Twitter thread, a couple of people said Reade made the accusations in ‘93. This cuts both ways. On the one hand, it is evidence against a Johnny-come-lately characterization. On the other, while recognizing that rape culture is a powerful, malignant force, it nevertheless seems highly unlikely that Biden would have been nominated as VP without having had those allegations vetted.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:54:34am

re: #126 PhillyPretzel

Washington Post numbers:
washingtonpost.com

28 cases in my county.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:55:43am

re: #128 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The Pennsylvania numbers depress me.

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jeffreyw  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:56:05am

Needs Moar Caption

Good morning!

131
lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:56:15am

Greets and saluts from the heart of darkness NYC metro area. Things are so fucked up here in NYC that the news that there was a deadly subway fire killing 1 and injuring 17 doesn’t even register as significant.

The death toll continues to soar, nursing homes are seeing outbreaks all across the country, and Trump thinks that Cuomo is exaggerating on the need for ventilators.

Trump’s a fucking lunatic whose ego must be stroked or else he thinks he has to destroy you. He’s a sociopath. The GOP are perfectly fine with all of this, because they’re just like him. They agree with the goals and outcomes. Destroy blue states and destroy the federal government, so they get more tax cuts.

Of course, destroy NY means destroy 12% of the US economy. Destroy all the wealth that NY creates and ships off to poor-ass red states that are moochers and takers (the kind of thing that the GOP abhors except when they can get their greedy hands on your money). Idiot governors like in Florida or Texas are all about how they want to stop NYC metro area travelers from coming and contaminating their states, all while their states are in freefall with cases growing exponentially and that neighboring states are having the same problem. The time to take aggressive action to stop air travel passed. It’s too fucking late because Trump didn’t act. He didn’t take any of this seriously and we’re all paying for it.

A couple hundred million dollars a year in pandemic prevention funding looks like a bargain compared to what we’re seeing now. $2 trillion bailout, plus trillions in Fed fund prop-ups. The responsible thing would be rescind the TCJA for the billionaire class but nope, the tax cuts must persist. Actually, the responsible thing would be to increase funding now and going forward for pandemic prevention, because it can happen anywhere and anytime.

Had an argument just last night with a close friend and Trumper who wanted to know why we can’t call it Chinese virus. I told him that the Spanish flu likely started in the US. I told him the swine flu started here. He was absolutely the Spanish flu started in Spain and swine flu started in China.

I told him, there’s an official name for a reason. Use it. Maybe it got through, maybe not. But as the cases continue to pile up around here, it’ll sink in that Trump’s dumbfuckery has made all of this so much worse. Doesn’t matter what China said about the spread or how many cases they’re reporting now - Trump had 2 fucking months where he ignored the threat and the cases went from 15 to 85,000. By the end of the day today, I’m figuring we top 100,000 and 1,400 dead. By next week, it’ll probably be double on both counts.

To put this in perspective, the annual NYC homicide count for 2013-2019 is lower than the total deaths in NYC alone. More people were murdered in NYC in those years than the death toll from covid19. That count could have been minimized with aggressive testing and taking all of this seriously. My friend’s wife is in mortal peril because she works at a hospital where the dead are piling up so fast they need a refrigerated truck to handle the deceased.

Think of it another way. After 9/11, people could grieve publicly. There were entire towns that turned out for funerals and services for those who died. Cops, firefighters had thousands and tens of thousands show up for those services.

Today, if a law enforcement officer or a health practitioner dies from covid19, they will only allow the immediate family to attend. If you’re Jewish, that might not even amount to a minyan. No shiva calls. No wakes. No ability to get comfort from friends and family, because we’re all separated out of necessity.

All of this is directly due to Trump’s dumbfuckery. All of it.

/rant off.

132
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:56:21am
133
Sherlock Hound  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:56:35am

Internet politics summed up by Sack:

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Mike Lamb  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:57:32am

re: #123 Targetpractice

“We’re getting hit on all sides for suggesting that governors don’t know what they’re talking about and are being mean about it! What do we do?!”

“Quick, draw straws and the poor bastard who draws the short straw has to lie to the press…”

[Embedded content]

That is a completely non-responsive answer that is given a veneer of respectability due to the source.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:57:59am

re: #129 PhillyPretzel

The Pennsylvania numbers depress me.

Yeah my mom’s cousin is a nurse near Lewisburg. She’s treated a few cases. She’s got another cousin who is a retired nurse too. My aunt, my dad’s older sister was a nurse but she lives in a nursing home herself now. Was glad that my Dad talked to her.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:58:37am

re: #108 ericblair

Um.

[Embedded content]

He’ll have more time to make buses out of wooden boxes….

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 27, 2020 • 5:59:01am
138
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:00:25am

Dear Dog, these idiots are worrying about ordering too many ventilators? If we end up with more than the US needs, there will be plenty of global demand for them!

139
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:01:40am
140
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:02:27am

re: #131 lawhawk

Greets and saluts from the heart of darkness NYC metro area. Things are so fucked up here in NYC that the news that there was a deadly subway fire killing 1 and injuring 17 doesn’t even register as significant.

The death toll continues to soar, nursing homes are seeing outbreaks all across the country, and Trump thinks that Cuomo is exaggerating on the need for ventilators.

Trump’s a fucking lunatic whose ego must be stroked or else he thinks he has to destroy you. He’s a sociopath. The GOP are perfectly fine with all of this, because they’re just like him. They agree with the goals and outcomes. Destroy blue states and destroy the federal government, so they get more tax cuts.

Of course, destroy NY means destroy 12% of the US economy. Destroy all the wealth that NY creates and ships off to poor-ass red states that are moochers and takers (the kind of thing that the GOP abhors except when they can get their greedy hands on your money). Idiot governors like in Florida or Texas are all about how they want to stop NYC metro area travelers from coming and contaminating their states, all while their states are in freefall with cases growing exponentially and that neighboring states are having the same problem. The time to take aggressive action to stop air travel passed. It’s too fucking late because Trump didn’t act. He didn’t take any of this seriously and we’re all paying for it.

A couple hundred million dollars a year in pandemic prevention funding looks like a bargain compared to what we’re seeing now. $2 trillion bailout, plus trillions in Fed fund prop-ups. The responsible thing would be rescind the TCJA for the billionaire class but nope, the tax cuts must persist. Actually, the responsible thing would be to increase funding now and going forward for pandemic prevention, because it can happen anywhere and anytime.

Had an argument just last night with a close friend and Trumper who wanted to know why we can’t call it Chinese virus. I told him that the Spanish flu likely started in the US. I told him the swine flu started here. He was absolutely the Spanish flu started in Spain and swine flu started in China.

I told him, there’s an official name for a reason. Use it. Maybe it got through, maybe not. But as the cases continue to pile up around here, it’ll sink in that Trump’s dumbfuckery has made all of this so much worse. Doesn’t matter what China said about the spread or how many cases they’re reporting now - Trump had 2 fucking months where he ignored the threat and the cases went from 15 to 85,000. By the end of the day today, I’m figuring we top 100,000 and 1,400 dead. By next week, it’ll probably be double on both counts.

To put this in perspective, the annual NYC homicide count for 2013-2019 is lower than the total deaths in NYC alone. More people were murdered in NYC in those years than the death toll from covid19. That count could have been minimized with aggressive testing and taking all of this seriously. My friend’s wife is in mortal peril because she works at a hospital where the dead are piling up so fast they need a refrigerated truck to handle the deceased.

Think of it another way. After 9/11, people could grieve publicly. There were entire towns that turned out for funerals and services for those who died. Cops, firefighters had thousands and tens of thousands show up for those services.

Today, if a law enforcement officer or a health practitioner dies from covid19, they will only allow the immediate family to attend. If you’re Jewish, that might not even amount to a minyan. No shiva calls. No wakes. No ability to get comfort from friends and family, because we’re all separated out of necessity.

All of this is directly due to Trump’s dumbfuckery. All of it.

/rant off.

It’s worse than 9/11 in a lot of ways. 9/11 was awful obviously but the isolation this causes makes it worse. And as poor a President as Bush was, he could convey grief and compassion to those who lost a loved one. Instead Trump is demanding the governors be nice to him. I’m sick of this shit so much. He should be respected the same way he has his predecessors which is to say not at all.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:03:31am

re: #138 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Dear Dog, these idiots are worrying about ordering too many ventilators? If we end up with more than the US needs, there will be plenty of global demand for them!

[Embedded content]

Our executive branch is useless.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:07:13am

re: #141 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Our executive branch is useless.

Worse. They are criminal.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:07:31am

re: #114 Patricia Kayden

In Britain, farmers are struggling to find people to pick raspberries and potatoes. Part of Germany’s asparagus crop risks rotting in the ground. And in Italy, over a quarter of the strawberries, beans and lettuce may lack harvesters.

well, well. how much do they have to pay the unemployed in those nations to get out and harvest their own food?

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:09:52am

re: #138 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Fuckin’ Jared.

Jared Kushner: son of a real estate businessman who got in to Harvard because his dad donated a bunch of money.

Jared: who married Trump’s daughter and that is his sole qualification to be anywhere in Trumpworld, because he’s is utterly and completely unqualified to be doing anything. He never would have passed his security clearances without Trump stepping in to override the denial.

Jared: who has zero experience in public health, logistics, or any fucking other thing in the world. He has no experience or qualifications, but he’s a Trumpist, so that’s all that fucking matters.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:11:29am

re: #142 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Worse. They are criminal.

Yep sighs

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:24:53am

Matt Hancock is the UK’s Health Secretary.

147
Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:25:24am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:25:39am

re: #138 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Dear Dog, these idiots are worrying about ordering too many ventilators? If we end up with more than the US needs, there will be plenty of global demand for them!

[Embedded content]

I’ll def bring this pandemic in under budget!!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:26:46am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:29:31am

re: #149 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

“Saving Private Equity Ryan,” in which seven senior citizens set out on suicide mission to save one hedge fund manager who is facing massive margin calls]

The “Thin Red Bottom Line” in which millions of hotel and restaurant workers will risk their lives to save a President whose hotel and resort chains are facing a potentially very embarrassing bankruptcy

151
steve_davis  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:31:14am

re: #63 teleskiguy

That’s a charitable description. It’s complete bullshit. Biden, though an old man who’s known to be handsy sometimes, has been in public life for a half century. Barack Obama awarded him The Presidential Medal Of Freedom With Distinction. If the accusations are true (which they aren’t, they’re complete bullshit propagated by Russians and nihilist BernBros) then Barack Obama is one of the worst judges of character ever.

I do dialogue better than most writers I know. The idea that, during rape, Joe Biden said to his victim, “C’mon, Man!” is ridiculous to the point of turning the entire supposed incident into a really bad parody.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:32:35am

so you want to call this ‘wuhan’ or ‘chinese’ because of where it originated?

some sort of ignoble swipe at them?

let’s call it the U.S. Virus
- for the country that has the most cases. (winning!)
- and also for that same country that had the best chance to stop it and didnt.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:41:12am

re: #115 Dr Lizardo

Was it you or someone else here that mentioned Putin looked….a little tired, perhaps?

That was me.

Does it make me a bad person to root, in this one case, for the virus?

Imagine a world without Putin, and how that would affect that fucking dope in the White House.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:46:08am

re: #152 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

so you want to call this ‘wuhan’ or ‘chinese’ because of where it originated?

some sort of ignoble swipe at them?

let’s call it the U.S. Virus
- for the country that has the most cases. (winning!)
- and also for that same country that had the best chance to stop it and didnt.

Maybe it’ll be the 20/20 Virus since in hindsight we could and should have done a lot more to be ready for it.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:46:27am

mrs dm sometimes just nails it in one:

he should live only just long enough to see his businesses fail due to the virus, his beautiful daughter succumb to the virus and then he can die from anything at all

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:49:13am

re: #155 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

mrs dm sometimes just nails it in one:

Harsh but fair. He needs to see up close the sorrow this virus is causing.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:50:17am

re: #153 makeitstop

That was me.

Does it make me a bad person to root, in this one case, for the virus?

Imagine a world without Putin, and how that would affect that fucking dope in the White House.

I’d be giddy if Putin got it tbh.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:52:00am

re: #153 makeitstop

That was me.

Does it make me a bad person to root, in this one case, for the virus?

Imagine a world without Putin, and how that would affect that fucking dope in the White House.

Heh. But on the flipside, I’d imagine that there’d be a good deal of chaos in Russia.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:52:21am

re: #155 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

amen.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:52:55am
161
Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:53:30am

re: #152 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

so you want to call this ‘wuhan’ or ‘chinese’ because of where it originated?

some sort of ignoble swipe at them?

let’s call it the U.S. Virus
- for the country that has the most cases. (winning!)
- and also for that same country that had the best chance to stop it and didnt.

I say we call it the Trump Plague to fuel his narcissism.
Then he can be the first President in history to have a disease named after him, since he did so much to maximize its spread.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:56:47am

re: #153 makeitstop

That was me.

Does it make me a bad person to root, in this one case, for the virus?

Imagine a world without Putin, and how that would affect that fucking dope in the White House.

And here’s hoping for a total breakout at his troll farms.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:57:44am

re: #162 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And the population in PA that is above the PA Turnpike.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:58:52am

re: #163 PhillyPretzel

And the population in PA that is above the PA Turnpike.

are you referring to the region known as “Pennsyltucky”

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:59:27am

Here’s an idea - given Trump’s refusal to provide New York with enough ventilators, every death in New York State for lack of ventilators should be met with a charge of negligent homicide against Trump.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 6:59:41am

re: #164 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes. They are the ones who made PA go for DT.

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Unabogie  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:02:48am

re: #8 Belafon

I wouldn’t sully those graves with his name. On the other hand, a monument should be built at his with the names of those he killed. And I think it should be built before he dies.

You’d have to build a pretty big structure for that. Maybe we call it “Trump’s Wall?”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:04:45am

re: #166 PhillyPretzel

Yes. They are the ones who made PA go for DT.

Not all from there, my ex’s brother, a sick little misogynist real estate agent (who works for his father) from Allentown also voted DT. wonder why…

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:07:27am

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

True. I know of several people in my ward who voted for DT. Was it Mr T who said, “Pity the fool?” In this case it fits.

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William Lewis  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:10:43am

So I had a few more hours on this last check than usual. Which means it was a wee bit larger than usual. Which means in the end that, yep, I have yet another camera coming :)

I am quite happy with the pictures from my D3200 but wanted a little more ease of handling manual focus and AF/AF-D type autofocus lenses as well as two dials for use in manual mode. It and the D7200 are the best two DX bodies Nikon made (with the newest D7500 being a down grade) and for me the slightly older and significantly cheaper D7100 is the better value.

Photography has quickly become my best way of dealing with the social distancing and stay at home other than work so I consider it a good to spend the money for the best that I can swing. It’s certainly easier on my liver!

Next to keep an eye open for an affordable AF 20/2.8 as it makes a nice nearly 28mm on (~30 actually) on the DX sensor.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:11:15am

So Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus. Now isolating and tele-working.

With Prince Charles also positive, I wonder how many of the UK elite have contracted the virus?

Sort of like here in the western hemisphere, where it seems the elite have spread it around.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:12:11am

re: #169 PhillyPretzel

True. I know of several people in my ward who voted for DT. Was it Mr T who said, “Pity the fool?” In this case it fits.

That was indeed Mr. T.

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sagehen  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:13:09am

re: #165 makeitstop

Here’s an idea - given Trump’s refusal to provide New York with enough ventilators, every death in New York State for lack of ventilators should be met with a charge of negligent homicide against Trump.

RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE (Depraved Indifference)
Penal Law § 120.25

(Committed on or after Sept. 1, 1967) (Revised December 12, 2006 1 and June 5, 2012 2)

The (specify) count is Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree.

Under our law, a person is guilty of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree when, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life, that person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to another person.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:14:15am

re: #171 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus. Now isolating and tele-working.

With Prince Charles also positive, I wonder how many of the UK elite have contracted the virus?

Sort of like here in the western hemisphere, where it seems the elite have spread it around.

I do not get how this POS trump has not gotten it. His plague a lago has tons of people who were infected and this POS skates.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:14:57am

Down to 42F here this morning. Cold air aloft - earlier this morning I was awaken by the crash of thunder outside my window. Don’t like the cold, and this is the coldest we’ve been this year.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:15:16am

re: #171 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus. Now isolating and tele-working.

With Prince Charles also positive, I wonder how many of the UK elite have contracted the virus?

Sort of like here in the western hemisphere, where it seems the elite have spread it around.

Yes, ski resorts like like St. Anton and Ischgl in the Austrian Alps seem to have been hot spots as well.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:16:14am
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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:16:54am

re: #173 sagehen

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RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT IN THE FIRST DEGREE (Depraved Indifference)
Penal Law § 120.25

(Committed on or after Sept. 1, 1967) (Revised December 12, 2006 1 and June 5, 2012 2)

The (specify) count is Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree.

Under our law, a person is guilty of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree when, under circumstances evincing a depraved indifference to human life, that person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a grave risk of death to another person.

I’d settle for that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:17:11am

re: #174 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I do not get how this POS trump has not gotten it. His plague a lago has tons of people who were infected and this POS skates.

I’m not convinced he hasn’t. Given the dodginess of his prior medical clearances I do not trust statements about Trump’s health.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:20:22am

re: #179 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’m not convinced he hasn’t. Given the dodginess of his prior medical clearances I do not trust statements about Trump’s health.

True, but given his age and health, I just don’t see how he would be surviving it and moving around considering what it does to a lot of similar people who get it.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:20:31am

re: #177 Belafon

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Mark Burnett’s Pandemic Presidency sucks. Change the channel.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:21:08am

Ha! I got another text from that 90 code. Supposedly I have 15GB added to my data plan. They are blocked.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:21:14am

re: #176 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Yes, ski resorts like like St. Anton and Ischgl in the Austrian Alps seem to have been hot spots as well.

Seems like Britain’s index patient might have caught in Ischgl.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:21:52am

re: #161 Vote Cthulhu - No longer the greater evil!

I say we call it the Trump Plague to fuel his narcissism.
Then he can be the first President in history to have a disease named after him, since he did so much to maximize its spread.

i concede

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:22:33am

re: #182 PhillyPretzel

Ha! I got another text from that 90 code. Supposedly I have 15GB added to my data plan. They are blocked.

I can report texts as spam back to AT&T. You might check to see if you have that feature.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:23:25am

re: #170 William Lewis

So I had a few more hours on this last check than usual. Which means it was a wee bit larger than usual. Which means in the end that, yep, I have yet another camera coming :)

[Embedded content]

I am quite happy with the pictures from my D3200 but wanted a little more ease of handling manual focus and AF/AF-D type autofocus lenses as well as two dials for use in manual mode. It and the D7200 are the best two DX bodies Nikon made (with the newest D7500 being a down grade) and for me the slightly older and significantly cheaper D7100 is the better value.

Photography has quickly become my best way of dealing with the social distancing and stay at home other than work so I consider it a good to spend the money for the best that I can swing. It’s certainly easier on my liver!

Next to keep an eye open for an affordable AF 20/2.8 as it makes a nice nearly 28mm on (~30 actually) on the DX sensor.

you kids and your lingo

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:23:56am

re: #180 Belafon

True, but given his age and health, I just don’t see how he would be surviving it and moving around considering what it does to a lot of similar people who get it.

Maybe he has gotten through with the help of the drugs he keeps touting?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:23:59am

re: #171 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

So Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus. Now isolating and tele-working.

With Prince Charles also positive, I wonder how many of the UK elite have contracted the virus?

Sort of like here in the western hemisphere, where it seems the elite have spread it around.

i read (maybe here?) the UK health minister as well

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:24:03am

re: #185 Belafon

I have Verizon FiOS. They have call trace for landlines not to my knowledge for cell phones.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:24:07am

Spain reports 6,273 new cases, the lowest in 5 days. 493 more deaths, also lowest in 5 days. Perhaps their own quarantining effort is paying off.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:25:15am

re: #190 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

That is good to hear.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:25:41am

re: #177 Belafon

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that number(81k) is so three hours ago. 86k at 10:30am eastern

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:25:48am

On the other hand, Iran new case reports are another high.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:27:57am

re: #177 Belafon

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and just to be clear re:

Those are only confirmed ones,Can you imagine how many more we’d have if testing was available?

we DO have that many more true cases. and we can imagine it.

i know she means ‘we’d have as confirmed’

they’re telling 1/2 the story as long as testing isnt widespread

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:29:00am

re: #183 Dr Lizardo

Seems like Britain’s index patient might have caught in Ischgl.

Ischgl Bibble

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:29:23am

Netherlands reported their highest daily new cases, and Belgium reported their highest one day death total.

Overall, the efforts to lock-down may be working, but across the continent the results are patchy.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:30:27am

re: #180 Belafon

True, but given his age and health, I just don’t see how he would be surviving it and moving around considering what it does to a lot of similar people who get it.

if he did have it and kept going on tv with people around him clearly less than 6’
that would be the height of recklessness

actually worse because when it leaked that in the white house he’s surrounded by people all day - ie high level government people

it would be obvious that such reckless behavior could literally take out the senior government

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:31:06am

re: #194 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

The news this morning was reporting on the testing tents being set up in Dallas. One of the things mentioned was that the federal government is mandating no more than 250 tests per day at those tents.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:31:14am

re: #196 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Netherlands reported their highest daily new cases, and Belgium reported their highest one day death total.

Overall, the efforts to lock-down may be working, but across the continent the results are patchy.

It’s been barely two weeks since large scale lockdowns were enacted. It’s still going to be awhile before we see meaningful results of such. I am hoping for some progress to show in the numbers by early-mid April.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:31:34am

re: #130 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Friday! Don’t have to go to work tom- oh, wait…

Social at a distance

(Thank you, Charles, for making uploading so easy.)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:32:05am

re: #198 Belafon

The news this morning was reporting on the testing tents being set up in Dallas. One of the things mentioned was that the federal government is mandating no more than 250 tests per day at those tents.

Those tents could probably use up that many in mere hours.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:33:00am

re: #198 Belafon

The news this morning was reporting on the testing tents being set up in Dallas. One of the things mentioned was that the federal government is mandating no more than 250 tests per day at those tents.

always about controlling the narrative
at all costs

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:33:52am

re: #200 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Friday! Don’t have to go to work tom- oh, wait…

[Embedded content]

(Thank you, Charles, for making uploading so easy.)

wood storks?

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ericblair  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:34:19am
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jeffreyw  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:35:21am

Thread needs more stump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:36:11am

re: #196 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Netherlands reported their highest daily new cases, and Belgium reported their highest one day death total.

Overall, the efforts to lock-down may be working, but across the continent the results are patchy.

Again, in Germany the rate of doubling is slowing down. (46.4K cases with 281 fatalities today vs 22.4K and 84 fatalities on March 22)

But that dies not mean that the overall numbers will stop increasing for some weeks. And death rates will go up dramatically once capacities start to be strained.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:37:19am

re: #46 Chrysicat

Thank you. I still think that whether it started as ratfucking or not is no longer germane, though, because we need some of the Bernouts and they’re 100 percent on “I Believe”. I probably don’t believe her anymore, but refusing a trial until 2021 still looks bad to a lot of people.

At this point, I’m more casting about for a replacement non-Bernie candidate and terrified that Biden’s worse toast than Kerry.

re: #63 teleskiguy

That’s a charitable description. It’s complete bullshit. Biden, though an old man who’s known to be handsy sometimes, has been in public life for a half century. Barack Obama awarded him The Presidential Medal Of Freedom With Distinction. If the accusations are true (which they aren’t, they’re complete bullshit propagated by Russians and nihilist BernBros) then Barack Obama is one of the worst judges of character ever.

The Burisma ploy failed. It would not be surprising if Putin was behind that attempt. So now they are trying something different. Any Democrat — other than Bernie — will be subject to a barrage of attacks amplified by Putin’s paid army of trolls.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:37:27am

At today’s Baghdad Bob Briefing I want at least one member of the press to ask King Trump what he personally has actually done to stem the crisis in the past month, the past week, today?

Can you tell us, What Is It You Do Here?

I have people Skills Office Space

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:38:10am

re: #204 ericblair

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But I’m sure there’s a tweet with the template Trump endorsement for Massie out there.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:40:02am

Now that is really odd. I just called Verizon with the numbers in my cell phone and the text I got started with that 90 code. And I have 2.37 GB left for the month. No 15GB.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:40:18am

re: #180 Belafon

True, but given his age and health, I just don’t see how he would be surviving it and moving around considering what it does to a lot of similar people who get it.

And we see him too often to know he is not sick enough to be on a respirator.

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BigPapa  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:42:08am

Next one of you that pisses me off I’m going to call you a Masshole in celebration of St Thomas O’ Massie.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:45:01am

Amazingly, even thought Trump continues to basically say that the virus is no big deal and that we need to turn the machines back on now hasn’t ventured outside the protective bubble of the WH since he started his Baghdad Bob Rally Briefings.

Maybe someone in the press could ask our mighty emperor about this.

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:45:06am

Corona news here in Sweden:
Any public gathering larger than 50 people is prohibited until further notice. People are urged to reconsider any travel etc.
If you break the ban, you can get fines or up to 6 months in prison for the base offence, and if you turn out to have caused people to become sick…
Well, up to 6 years up river for basic spreading of disease, and life if it is deemed aggravated.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:47:13am

re: #203 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

wood storks?

Sorry, I don’t know. Probably not anything we’re familiar with, though — I took that picture in Columbia.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:47:45am

re: #214 Teukka

Sweden has prison terms for this. Pity we cannot try DT there.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:50:44am

re: #216 PhillyPretzel

Sweden has prison terms for this. Pity we cannot try DT there.

Hopefully we will at some point. He needs to be held accountable.

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Interesting Times  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:51:07am

re: #211 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

And we see him too often to know he is not sick enough to be on a respirator.

One conspiracy theory I’m seeing is that he’s already been given one of the experimental vaccines under development, or a treatment:

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:51:48am

re: #216 PhillyPretzel

Sweden has prison terms for this. Pity we cannot try DT there.

Sweden is a member of the ICC. Though we are not, we could petition Sweden to act on our behalf, and send Trump to trial for crimes against humanity.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:53:59am

re: #209 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

But I’m sure there’s a tweet with the template Trump endorsement for Massie out there.

Isn’t there Always. A. Tweet?

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:55:27am

re: #216 PhillyPretzel

Sweden has prison terms for this. Pity we cannot try DT there.

Sweden tends to learn from crimes occuring elsewhere, and learned from the case of Mary Mallon. And has had Mary Mallons of its own. Hence why spreading of poison or disease can get punished really harshly.
Like, why police entered directly when they arrived on the scene during the Trollhättan school attack, putting an end to it within 8 minutes of the first 112 call? They learnt from the mass shootings in schools in the U.S…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:57:18am

re: #220 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Isn’t there Always. A. Tweet?

Yes but I’m too lazy to search through his tweets for this.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 7:59:38am

re: #221 Teukka

Sweden tends to learn from crimes occuring elsewhere, and learned from the case of Mary Mallon. And has had Mary Mallons of its own. Hence why spreading of poison or disease can get punished really harshly.
Like, why police entered directly when they arrived on the scene during the Trollhättan school attack, putting an end to it within 8 minutes of the first 112 call? They learnt from the mass shootings in schools in the U.S…

Interestingly enough in my genealogy research, I discovered my Great Nana had a kid sister die of Typhoid. I’m positive my dad’s aunt was named for her. My poor Great Great Nana had already lost a son and another child I haven’t found yet along with her husband and she had lost her father, step father, & two brothers within a few years of each other in Glasgow as a girl.

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ericblair  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:01:33am

re: #218 Interesting Times

One conspiracy theory I’m seeing is that he’s already been given one of the experimental vaccines under development, or a treatment:

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Call me pretty fucking dubious. As far as I understand it, multiple experimental vaccines exist and are beginning testing, but no evidence regarding safety or proper dose.

As for treatments, either he took chloroquine, which he latched on to as a wonder drug, or he just decided that he was far too special to get sick from it.

I don’t think he’s a germophobe in any coherent sense, because of what a pig he is. It’s just a cover for avoiding peasant cooties.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:03:51am
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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:06:11am
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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:08:33am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:13:00am

re: #227 Teukka

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the skull pinkie ring is a nice little detail

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:14:24am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:15:20am

***sigh***

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:16:32am

When celebrity do-gooderism get’s used:

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:17:29am

re: #224 ericblair

Call me pretty fucking dubious. As far as I understand it, multiple experimental vaccines exist and are beginning testing, but no evidence regarding safety or proper dose.

As for treatments, either he took chloroquine, which he latched on to as a wonder drug, or he just decided that he was far too special to get sick from it.

I don’t think he’s a germophobe in any coherent sense, because of what a pig he is. It’s just a cover for avoiding peasant cooties.

Yeah. What kind of alleged germophobe has unprotected sex with a well-known porn star? That doesn’t even remotely make sense.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:23:03am

re: #230 Backwoods_Sleuth

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***sigh***

re: #229 lawhawk

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John Kerry and DJT in agreement? Definitely a sign of the Apocalypse!

Looks like Kentucky is the home of glibertarians whose overriding philosophy is “I’ve got mine — and no one else counts”.

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:23:17am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:24:53am
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Kilroy was here  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:25:44am

That includes the 336 (so far) added today.

Guess they finally started testing.

This the previous report

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:28:06am

re: #232 Dr Lizardo

Yeah. What kind of alleged germophobe has unprotected sex with a well-known porn star? That doesn’t even remotely make sense.

What kind of germophobe shakes everyone’s hands? What kind of germophobe, after being warned that we need 6 feet distance, instead crams everyone onto the stage when conducting his daily televised campaign rallies?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:29:44am

re: #237 Hecuba’s daughter

It is fake like everything else in his life.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:30:37am

re: #238 PhillyPretzel

It is fake like everything else in his life.

Yep. Probably just a way for him to play up his eccentricities and a convenient excuse to use as needed to get out of things he doesn’t want to do.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:31:00am

re: #237 Hecuba’s daughter

What kind of germophobe shakes everyone’s hands? What kind of germophobe, after being warned that we need 6 feet distance, instead crams everyone onto the stage when conducting his daily televised campaign rallies?

Trump was infected early in the cycle and died 3 Mar 2020. He is being impersonated by a well-coiffed, poorly educated orangutan. The capitalization of random Nouns is a give-away. The less schooled orangs always do that.

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danarchy  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:31:27am

re: #227 Teukka

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Well they are doing a new study in NY so hopefully we will have more reliable information soon.

thehill.com

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NetworkKed  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:31:47am

re: #236 Kilroy was here

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That includes the 336 (so far) added today.

Guess they finally started testing.

That looks like about 2000 tests processed overnight, which would be just about right for the positive test rate we’ve been seeing in IN. Not a lot of counties left without a case.

Stupid governor needs to crank up the shelter-in-place order to have some actual teeth. The RV industries up the road are claiming to be essential. The fucking lawnmower repair shot in town is claiming to be essential. Not good enough.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:32:17am

I’m fucked. Company just notified us during a (one way) conference call. No pay (even PTO) after the 31st. Medical and Prescription until the end of June. After that, good luck.
At least I am eligible for unemployment through (I hope) Nevada instead of Idaho.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:32:21am

If only there was a law that the President could invoke.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:32:47am

re: #237 Hecuba’s daughter

What kind of germophobe shakes everyone’s hands? What kind of germophobe, after being warned that we need 6 feet distance, instead crams everyone onto the stage when conducting his daily televised campaign rallies?

I’ve never known or met a germophobe - of course, I know they exist, but one thing I’m pretty much certain of is that they don’t behave the way Trump does. Not even close.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:33:04am

I guess there is a little bit of schadenfreude in watching them eat themselves, but it still would be better if that whole lot just went away:

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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:33:29am

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

the skull pinkie ring is a nice little detail

Always puts me at ease when I meet a Doctor wearing one.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:34:41am

re: #243 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Downer. Is that permanent or just for the duration?

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:34:48am

re: #244 The Pie Overlord!

I thought we didn’t need any ventilators.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:35:27am

re: #247 Mescalero09

Always puts me at ease when I meet a Doctor wearing one.

If I saw a doctor wearing a skull pinkie ring, I’d be tempted to cautiously ask, “Uhhmm….Hail Hydra?”

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lizardofid  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:37:12am

Good morning everyone!

(I hid this, cause it looked so large) ; )

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:37:51am

re: #241 danarchy

Well they are doing a new study in NY so hopefully we will have more reliable information soon.

thehill.com

It will most likely come back as ineffective, maybe inconclusive. Cue “Pig Farma rigged the expurriment!” Cue people self-medicating with it, believing they’re getting better due to the progression of a mild case, but actually spreading the damn virus. And I’m not even factoring in the repeated claims of CoVID-19 likely having the possibility of asymptomatic carriers.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:38:26am
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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:38:49am

re: #250 Dr Lizardo

If I saw a doctor wearing a skull pinkie ring, I’d be tempted to cautiously ask, “Uhhmm….Hail Hydra?”

Nope. Outta there.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:39:24am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:39:26am

re: #246 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I guess there is a little bit of schadenfreude in watching them eat themselves, but it still would be better if that whole lot just went away:

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Massie and Trump both only care about themselves.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:39:34am

It takes time (several weeks at least) to retool a vehicle assembly line for another product that uses different parts.

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:41:18am

Why is she doing this?

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:42:46am
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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:42:52am

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

It takes time (several weeks at least) to retool a vehicle assembly line for another product that uses different parts.

They used to call it “changeover” in the automotive industry. Retool. Some lines were weeks, others months.

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:43:04am

re: #258 jaunte

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Why is she doing this?

I get this visualization of a slow-motion trainwreck at Grand Central Station at rush hour…

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:43:27am

re: #258 jaunte

Sounds like she’s been chugging the Trump brand Flavor-Aid.

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Renaissance_Man  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:43:37am

re: #258 jaunte

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Why is she doing this?

She probably watches FOX.

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BigPapa  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:46:39am

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

It takes time (several weeks at least) to retool a vehicle assembly line for another product that uses different parts.

Yup. This is quite the undertaking.

A lifetime ago I did a project that was part of a plant upgrade. The new machinery cost was $5m. Then there was other work to incorporate it: old machinery removal, air quality modifications, installation, etc.

All it did was take a giant roll of aluminum and make soda can tops. Just the tops, not the whole can. Very fast, though.This project took months.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:47:01am

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

It takes time (several weeks at least) to retool a vehicle assembly line for another product that uses different parts.

And getting parts? Who is going to coordinate those and will it take away from those already in production?

This is nukkin futz.

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:47:21am
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calochortus  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:47:22am

re: #258 jaunte

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Why is she doing this?

I have heard speculation that since she comes from an international public health background in HIV she has always needed to be extremely diplomatic to get anywhere and this is an amplification of that. She is soothing Trump publicly and working hard when off camera.
I don’t know if it’s true, or the best possible way to go about things, but I note that Gov. Newsom has been remarkably nice about Trump and the Feds in his news conferences and is not the subject of Trump’s ire as California goes about the business of trying to deal with the epidemic.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:47:26am

I wonder what Ford and GMs official response to that tweet will be?

And even if these companies DID agree to start making ventilators that it would be weeks (if not months) before the first ones rolled off the line. We all know this. Trump is too stupid to realize it.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:47:36am

re: #21 gocart mozart

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This is a fantastic interview with Biden. so sick of people saying he has dementia. Assholes see what they want to see.

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:48:48am

re: #258 jaunte

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Why is she doing this?

Either delusional or through-and-through malicious.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:49:43am
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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:49:50am

re: #267 calochortus

Managing Prince Joffrey.

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:50:11am

re: #254 Mescalero09

1992: I had a new dental plan. I go in person to research

Dr. A: a bunch of mismatched linoleum kitchen chairs in the office, a woman sobbing in Spanish and a snarling “I’m the dentist here”. Run

Dr B: Nice office by the freeway Dr B teaches classes at Dental School Central Casting dude
Pick

Show up for appointment. Oh, on your plan you get Dr. B junior, who was a scoundrel and a hack.

Fortunately Dr C looked like Skipper and was highly competent

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:50:52am

I am so stressed right now, I’m baking a key lime pie to stay calm.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:51:46am

re: #248 Decatur Deb

Downer. Is that permanent or just for the duration?

Duration. We’ll see where we are on the 17th of next month. Idaho’s 21 day stay at home order expires on the 15th. We’ll be recalled as needed.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:52:00am

re: #267 calochortus

I have heard speculation that since she comes from an international public health background in HIV she has always needed to be extremely diplomatic to get anywhere and this is an amplification of that. She is soothing Trump publicly and working hard when off camera.
I don’t know if it’s true, or the best possible way to go about things, but I note that Gov. Newsom has been remarkably nice about Trump and the Feds in his news conferences and is not the subject of Trump’s ire as California goes about the business of trying to deal with the epidemic.

My new motto in dealing with the competent people surrounding DT is, “Actions speak louder than words.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:52:36am

re: #244 The Pie Overlord!

General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!!

This is the very opposite of leadership.

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:53:27am
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Mike Lamb  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:53:29am

re: #244 The Pie Overlord!

If only there was a law that the President could invoke.

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And “subtly” angling for them to do something in a state he needs for re-election…

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NetworkKed  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:53:48am

Retooling to make ventilators is inevitably going to be slow.

Is it in the realm of possibility to get 3D printing - even hobbyist level - of devices or even major components?

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jeffreyw  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:55:28am

Woodpeckers are used to social distancing

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Mattand  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:55:53am

re: #70 teleskiguy

Bob Dylan Releases 17-Minute Song About JFK Assassination

Uhhh… thanks?

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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:57:17am
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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:57:42am

re: #276 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

My new motto in dealing with the competent people surrounding DT is, “Actions speak louder than words.”

If you need it in Latin… “res, non verba” (“Actions speak louder than words”, or “deeds, not words”), “acta non verba” (“Deeds not Words”), “operibus anteire” (“Leading the way with deeds”)

As to what awaits GOPhers and MAGAts? “Acta deos numquam mortalia fallunt.”

“Mortal actions never deceive the gods”.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:57:54am

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

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BigPapa  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:59:38am

Key lime pie is probably the best pie of all pies that ever pied.

But mac nut pie.. is close behind.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 8:59:45am

re: #283 Mescalero09

If half the country died, Donald Trump would be demanding the surviving half thank him for saving them.

at some point, I am afraid he will

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danarchy  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:00:00am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

Too much fiber? ;)

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:00:18am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

I went to the supermarket earlier - and oddly, all the tortillas are completely sold out.

Maybe Czechs are gonna have a big ol’ burrito festival or something? I really don’t know.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:00:30am

re: #286 BigPapa

Key lime pie is probably the best pie of all pies that ever pied.

I agree wholeheartedly

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:00:55am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

We have exhausted our natural supply of soft inner birch bark.

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Smith25's Liberal Thighs  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:02:11am

re: #286 BigPapa

Key lime pie is probably the best pie of all pies that ever pied.

But mac nut pie.. is close behind.

Derby Pie or Butterscotch Pie

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Kilroy was here  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:02:37am

I really wish Cuomo was in charge. Listening to him make me long for a real leader.

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sagehen  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:04:40am
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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:04:41am

re: #282 Mattand

Bob Dylan Releases 17-Minute Song About JFK Assassination

Uhhh… thanks?

For many of us, it was the day the decline started.

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danarchy  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:05:45am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

On a side note, I have TP but Amazon was showing a few weeks delay for TP so I proactively ordered some hoping it would get here in the middle of April. About a day after I ordered they sent an update saying my order has shipped and will be here this Sunday. So I think Amazon is just being super conservative on their estimates. Same thing happened with paper towels a week ago.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:06:01am

Trump knows how to work his marks:

Donald Trump stops to pray for ‘the sick’ with 700 pastors amid coronavirus crisis

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have joined a prayer meeting with a group of 700 pastors as they look to lead the United States through the Coronavirus crisis. They asked the huge group of Christian leaders to “pray for the strength of the United States” and “for those who are sick”.

[…]

Family Research Council leader, Tony Perkins, helped to organize the prayer conference with hundreds of other pastors. He explained that when the president found out that he was holding the mass prayer gathering, he insisted to join.

Perkins has described: “When I told the president I was going to be speaking to all of you he was in the midst of an extraordinarily busy day. [But] he looked at me and said, ‘I have to find time. I need to find time’.”

Perkins also said that the prayers of the pastors meant everything to Trump.

“So despite everything facing America, the two most important leaders of this nation stopped everything to pray with the people on the ground, who are ministering to their communities,” Perkins said.

The virus, Trump said during the prayer meeting, “came upon us so suddenly. And we were doing better than we’ve ever done before as a country in terms of the economy — and then, all of the sudden, we got hit with this. So we had to close it down.”

[…]

Note at the end how Trump interprets everything.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:06:02am

re: #282 Mattand

Uhhh… thanks?

I listened to about 4 minutes. Felt like an hour.

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sagehen  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:06:24am

re: #251 lizardofid

Good morning everyone!

(I hid this, cause it looked so large) ; )

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a big neon Coronavirus?

Read the room, assholes.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:07:07am

re: #296 danarchy

Yeah, a package Amazon said was delivering Saturday actually came yesterday, two days earlier.

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LadyBehir  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:07:37am

re: #166 PhillyPretzel

NOT ALL OF US! I voted for that nice email lady.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:08:27am

re: #297 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The virus, Trump said during the prayer meeting, “came upon us so suddenly. And we were doing better than we’ve ever done before as a country in terms of the economy — and then, all of the sudden, we got hit with this. So we had to close it down.”.

Trump could not see beyond the economy: rather that looking at the impending crisis as a chance to show his leadership and rally the country around him, he saw it only as a threat to the economy and hence to his reelection chances.

And now we are stuck with the consequences of his tunnel vision and total lack of capacity to show leadership.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:10:44am

UK checked in with their highest one day death total of 181. And 2,885 new cases.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:11:27am

re: #296 danarchy

re: #300 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

They are doing what LLBean does. They say you will get the item in one week and it comes 2-3 days later. In most cases the customer is happy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:11:42am
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Dr. Matt  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:12:55am

The Black Crowes: Tiny Desk Concert

Iframe

From what I’m seeing on FB, the brothers are moving their 2020 reunion tour to 2021. :(

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:12:56am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

Trump was literally on Fox News last night saying New York doesn’t really need 40,000 ventilators.

Now he’s screaming on Twitter at Ford and General Motors to ramp up production.

Which is it?

rhetorical question, right?

Trump says whatever he thinks you need to hear at the moment, regardless of whatever else he has said or what the facts are.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:13:07am

re: #304 PhillyPretzel

They are doing what LLBean does. They say you will get the item in one week and it comes 2-3 days later. In most cases the customer is happy.

Yep, old business trick to make your company (and yourself) look good.

There was actually an episode of Star Trek where Scotty said he always told Kirk it would take longer to fix things than it actually would so that he would look like a “miracle worker” by getting things done so fast.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:13:41am

re: #297 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Trump knows how to work his marks:

Donald Trump stops to pray for ‘the sick’ with 700 pastors amid coronavirus crisis

Note at the end how Trump interprets everything.

God doesn’t attend conference calls—shows lack of faith. All 702 of them need to meet and pray together in an abandoned Waffle House.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:14:21am

Well, maybe don’t ‘go out there,’ but I dig the sentiment.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:15:16am

re: #310 makeitstop

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Well, maybe don’t ‘go out there,’ but I dig the sentiment.

some people have to go out there…

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gocart mozart  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:16:26am
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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:17:09am

Like I said the other day, Trump needs a good old-fashioned New York dressing down. In public. Ideally, delivered by Joe Pesci.

Casino (9/10) Movie CLIP - Meeting in the Desert (1995) HD

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:17:27am

re: #263 Renaissance_Man

She probably watches FOX.

Maybe she simply got her brain slug attached recently.
//

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:18:36am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

apparently america is full of shit

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HypnoToad  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:19:49am

re: #314 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Maybe she simply got her brain slug attached recently.
//

The president doesn’t have them because the poor things keep starving to death.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:20:52am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

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somebody told him to look at the projected trend, not last week’s

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:21:43am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

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Fits the Trump MO. Demand action so that he thinks he looks like a leader and is leading.

Tells NYS (and Cuomo) to screw themselves since they won’t bend the knee (and drop the pending investigations).

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:21:50am

re: #313 Dr Lizardo

“vendors are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan.”

WTAF.

Being told by WHO? Last I checked the White House doesn’t control the supply lines of private companies.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:22:54am

re: #284 Teukka

If you need it in Latin… “res, non verba” (“Actions speak louder than words”, or “deeds, not words”), “acta non verba” (“Deeds not Words”), “operibus anteire” (“Leading the way with deeds”)

As to what awaits GOPhers and MAGAts? “Acta deos numquam mortalia fallunt.”

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“Acta non verba” would seem best for today’s America. All the words are direct cognate and there’s none of that nasty grammar to explain.

But my favorite motto for our general situation is, “Fortasse et haec olim meminisse iubavit” (as said by Aeneas in an unhappy moment).

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:23:36am

re: #308 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, old business trick to make your company (and yourself) look good.

There was actually an episode of Star Trek where Scotty said he always told Kirk it would take longer to fix things than it actually would so that he would look like a “miracle worker” by getting things done so fast.

i have never been a fan of underpromise and overdeliver

it still looks like you dont have control over your work process

people plan and rely on what you tell them. maybe they wont be ready to receive in 2-3 days

people, including customers, really crave predictability. when you demonstrate that, they will be repeat customers.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:23:40am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

“vendors are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan.”

WTAF.

Being told by WHO? Last I checked the White House doesn’t control the supply lines of private companies.

Probably by Trump himself. True enough, he doesn’t control the supply lines of private companies, but being the petty, vindictive piece of shit that he is, he’s probably on the phone threatening them.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:24:49am

re: #308 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, old business trick to make your company (and yourself) look good.

There was actually an episode of Star Trek where Scotty said he always told Kirk it would take longer to fix things than it actually would so that he would look like a “miracle worker” by getting things done so fast.

Pretty standard in terms of meeting contracted terms of service. This also gives you a bit of leeway if there is a sudden snag in terms of the supply and delivery chain. And, of course, you look better saying “a week” and doing it in 3 days as compared to saying “3 days” and it takes a week.

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garzooma  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:25:20am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

“vendors are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan.”

WTAF.

Being told by WHO? Last I checked the White House doesn’t control the supply lines of private companies.

The House needs to investigate.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:26:04am

re: #308 Eclectic Cyborg

Yep, old business trick to make your company (and yourself) look good.

There was actually an episode of Star Trek where Scotty said he always told Kirk it would take longer to fix things than it actually would so that he would look like a “miracle worker” by getting things done so fast.

“Relics,” TNG.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:27:02am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

Which does he think allows him to blame someone else.

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:27:18am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

“vendors are now being told not to send stuff here to Michigan.”

WTAF.

Being told by WHO? Last I checked the White House doesn’t control the supply lines of private companies.

Probably that the companies in question fear getting on the unkind side of the administration by delivering goods and services to places who are against the admin. Being implicitly told.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:27:30am

re: #325 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

“Relics,” TNG.

That’s the one. Great episode.

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BeachDem  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:28:29am

re: #257 The Pie Overlord!

It takes time (several weeks at least) to retool a vehicle assembly line for another product that uses different parts.

Also this—edit—see you already posted it in 259—gotta read faster!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:28:51am

Never thought I’d see the day where an American Administration is brutally and openly kneecapping certain states just because the President doesn’t like them.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:28:56am

re: #325 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

“Relics,” TNG.

Been watching that again on Netflix, mostly because I cannot find much else to interest me…

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:29:17am

re: #321 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

i have never been a fan of underpromise and overdeliver

it still looks like you dont have control over your work process

people plan and rely on what you tell them. maybe they wont be ready to receive in 2-3 days

people, including customers, really crave predictability. when you demonstrate that, they will be repeat customers.

Agree, but Scotty worked for a boss who, when he heard an estimate, would always immediately demand that it be done in half the time.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:32:11am

re: #331 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Been watching that again on Netflix, mostly because I cannot find much else to interest me…

Have you watched “The Good Place?” (And isn’t Star Trek: Picard available through netflix in Germany?)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:35:48am

re: #129 PhillyPretzel

The Pennsylvania numbers depress me.

Philly they’re going to get worse. Especially among relatives whose hatred of the Government blinds them to the danger of going to their brainwashing centers on Sunday!

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Teukka  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:35:49am

I just acquired this meme right here…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:36:27am

re: #333 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Have you watched “The Good Place?” (And isn’t Star Trek: Picard available through netflix in Germany?)

I am very picky about things that I will watch on my own. For that I will sit down and watch most anything with my family or GF…

so I just fall back on old faves.

I started watching Picard until my free Amazon subscription ran out and I did not find it that engaging, so to speak (got up to episode 6 ot 7 if I recall, having just escaped the Romulans from the abandoned cube.)

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:37:20am

re: #319 Eclectic Cyborg

I guess the internal polling shows that Trump is going to lose Michigan.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:37:25am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

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It’s both, because he isn’t going to direct those ventilators to NY.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:37:30am
Boris Johnson’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty is self-isolating after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

Professor Whitty said that he would be staying at home for the next seven days in a statement on Twitter, posted just hours after the prime minister confirmed that he had also tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

“After experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19 last night, in line with the guidance, I will be self-isolating at home for the next seven days,” said the professor.

“I will be continuing to advise the government on the medical response to coronavirus, supported by my deputies.”

news.sky.com

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:38:38am

re: #334 Joe Bacon 🌹

Yes. I know. :(

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:39:47am

re: #341 PhillyPretzel

Yes. I know. :(

clinging to their guns and Bibles…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:40:03am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I finished watching Season 1 last night. My non spoiler review is that I thought it was good overall and had some fantastic nostalgia moments but the story kind of bounced around a little bit and there were seemingly important plot threads set up one week that just disappeared the next. There were several characters that were underused IMO.I also didn’t appreciate the fact they didn’t set up much for season 2 at the end of season 1 but that may be because when they were in production they weren’t sure there would be another season.

When the show is firing on all cylinders, it’s fantastic. But when it’s not, it’s just meh. Patrick Stewart is always awesome to watch though.

If Q doesn’t make an appearance on this show at some point, I’m going to be disappointed.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:41:17am

re: #343 Eclectic Cyborg

I finished watching Season 1 last night. My non spoiler review is that I thought it was good overall and had some fantastic nostalgia moments but the story kind of bounced around a little bit and there were seemingly important plot threads set up one week that just disappeared the next. I also didn’t appreciate the fact they didn’t set up much for season 2 at the end of season 1 but that may be because when they were in production they weren’t sure there would be another season.

When the show is firing on all cylinders, it’s fantastic. But when it’s not, it’s just meh. Patrick Stewart is always awesome to watch though.

If Q doesn’t make an appearance on this show at some point, I’m going to be disappointed.

feel free to spoil it for me (in a private message, even) Did Seven of Nine come back? She was probably the main reason I was following it…

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:43:00am

re: #343 Eclectic Cyborg

When the show is firing on all cylinders, it’s fantastic. But when it’s not, it’s just meh. Patrick Stewart is always awesome to watch though.

If Q doesn’t make an appearance on this show at some point, I’m going to be disappointed.

“Partly meh” is normal for first season Star Trek.

There doesn’t seem to be any plan for the return of Q. John DeLancie pointed out that Q is an immortal being, and he definitely is not when they asked him about it.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:44:00am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

feel free to spoil it for me (in a private message, even) Did Seven of Nine come back, she was probably the main reason I was following it…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:44:56am

re: #330 Eclectic Cyborg

Never thought I’d see the day where an American Administration is brutally and openly kneecapping certain states just because the President doesn’t like them.

it’s only the brutally and openly part that’s new

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:45:59am

re: #332 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Agree, but Scotty worked for a boss who, when he heard an estimate, would always immediately demand that it be done in half the time.

well sure, in the negotiation phase… ;-)

but then, that’s science fiction and probably more accurate than reality itself

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TedStriker  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:47:32am

re: #336 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am very picky about things that I will watch on my own. For that I will sit down and watch most anything with my family or GF…

so I just fall back on old faves.

I started watching Picard until my free Amazon subscription ran out and I did not find it that engaging, so to speak (got up to episode 6 ot 7 if I recall, having just escaped the Romulans from the abandoned cube.)

Picard is all about the series setup for the first few episodes (sort of OK when it’s a 20+ episode season, but a bit of a drag when there’s only ten episodes), but towards the end, it gains a lot of steam going into the finale two-parter; myself, I’ve caught up through episode eight, so I can watch both finale episodes back-to-back.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:47:59am

re: #345 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

“Partly meh” is normal for first season Star Trek.

There doesn’t seem to be any plan for the return of Q. John DeLancie pointed out that Q is an immortal being, and he definitely is not when they asked him about it.

They could add either a Doctor Who type new face feature or make him a shapeshifter.

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gocart mozart  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:48:03am
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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:49:57am

re: #350 Belafon

They could add either a Doctor Who type new face feature or make him a shapeshifter.

Or note his well-known propensity for imitating Picard, who is now old. I remain hopeful, but don’t really expect it.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:51:31am
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BigPapa  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:51:53am

re: #335 Teukka

That is a Tremendously High Quality Meme. Very very Tremendous.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:52:29am

re: #353 Kilroy was here

U.S. cities have acute shortages of masks, test kits, ventilators as they face coronavirus threat

as if that were headline news…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:52:39am

re: #351 gocart mozart

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john kerry - wow

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:53:54am

Kerry didn’t get that visibly mad when his service record was attacked. Massie is a stupid neo-Randian dipshit.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:55:25am

re: #357 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Politics makes for strange bedfellows.

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TedStriker  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:55:39am

re: #351 gocart mozart

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re: #356 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

john kerry - wow

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:56:46am

mother jones:

David Corn: “For a narcissist, the most immediate personal need is the most important one. So Trump viewed the burgeoning crisis as a threat to him, not the nation, and he took the steps he usually does in so many circumstances: He denied the threat, claimed he knew better than the experts, and relied on bluster and BS. He did all that instead of adopting early measures that could have slowed the transmission of the virus.”

“But beyond the narcissism, two other fundamental elements of Trump’s character are likely shaping his response: his obsession with revenge and his sense of fatalism. And both are exceedingly dangerous for the American public.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:57:07am

re: #344 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:58:27am
Rep. Don Young (R-AK), who on March 13 told a group of seniors that fears of the “beer virus” have been overblown by the media, on Thursday delivered a very different message, the Anchorage Daily News reports.

Said Young: “Weeks ago I did not fully grasp the severity of this crisis, but clearly, we are in the midst of an urgent public health emergency… This pandemic is dangerous and is especially threatening our senior citizens, of which I am one.”

shorter: i’m a republican. i didnt have a fucking clue what i was talking about and i made things worse

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TedStriker  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:58:33am

re: #361 Eclectic Cyborg

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:59:47am

Trump is not difficult to figure out. When they start stacking dead bodies on street corners in Confederate states, then he’ll care. It’s no more complicated than that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 27, 2020 • 9:59:54am

re: #362 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Easy to say something isn’t a problem until it shows up at your front fucking door.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:00:46am

Italy reports 919 more deaths - highest daily toll yet.

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Skip Intro  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:01:24am

re: #258 jaunte

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Why is she doing this?

On CBN? JFC! They’re all insane.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:02:08am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

Koch brothers are the largest manufacturer of toilet paper. Where are they?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:04:03am

re: #368 The Pie Overlord!

Koch brothers are the largest manufacturer of toilet paper. Where are they?

Last I heard they had pushed for the CDC cuts. David Koch was a miser to the end.

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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:04:49am

re: #285 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From Lafayette, Louisiana, the article lists stores and what is or is not in stock:

UPDATE: What stores have toilet paper, eggs, other basic groceries in stock amid COVID-19

Nearly all are still out of stock for toilet paper.

What is wrong with America?

We got weak when we got running water?

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:06:19am

JHU midday refresh: 92k sickened, 1380 dead in US. We’re easily crossing 100k today, and heading towards 1450 dead (as I indicated yesterday).

I hate that I know math, exponential growth, and public health better than the guy heading the US government who should have all kinds of experts explaining this crap to him.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:06:22am

New figures show “huge” increase in gardening online sales during coronavirus crisis

Online and mail order suppliers that are experiencing stronger sales after the threat of coronavirus closed down garden centres.

Can we grow toilet paper?

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:06:52am

re: #370 Mescalero09

American exceptionalism, yo.

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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:07:44am

re: #373 lawhawk

American exceptionalism, yo.

“Wipe yer ass with a rock like yer daddy did!”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:08:09am

Trump you get one opportunity here. Call him Thomas Assie.

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Kilroy was here  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:08:15am

re: #372 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

New figures show “huge” increase in gardening online sales during coronavirus crisis

Can we grow toilet paper?

Paleo paper.. (leaves)

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:12:40am
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:13:31am

Now this:

Global condom shortage looms as coronavirus shuts down production

A global shortage of condoms is looming, the world’s biggest producer has said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:15:34am

OT: Time does fly.

It was 6 years ago today that I went to the rescue shelter and brought home a small brown dog. Couldn’t imagine life in this house without him now.

My wife with my big lug of a doggo
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steve_davis  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:16:38am

re: #186 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

you kids and your lingo

(smile) a 20mm 2.8 acting as a 28mm would be a good walkin’ around lens, is what’s he saying! normally a lens of that width is very generous when it comes to focus (in other words, because of the field of view it provides, there is a lot of ground, front to back, that is in focus, so you can sometimes take really good shots without even having to do more than point your chest-high camera in the right direction. good for street shooting).

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:18:08am

dailykos.com

Biden reportedly told former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that Senator Catherine Cortez Masto is in his “top three” picks for the role of his running mate, and according to Mediaite, Reid has expressed his support for her as the former vice president’s vice presidential nominee.

Reid believes Cortez Masto, the first Latina Senator in the U.S., will help Biden garner support from members of the Latino community in the general election.

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:19:17am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:20:16am

re: #381 Belafon

dailykos.com

Wouldn’t be a bad choice. I know Biden understands the VP position‘s importance probably the best of anyone in the country.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:21:05am

re: #382 Dr Lizardo

all art is anal

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:21:49am

re: #383 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Wouldn’t be a bad choice. I know Biden understands the VP position‘s importance probably the best of anyone in the country.

and as he plans to serve only one term, he needs someone who can successfully follow him

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gwangung  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:22:19am

re: #381 Belafon

dailykos.com

With the exception of Klobuchar (no offense), these would all be sterling choices.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:22:46am

re: #371 lawhawk

JHU midday refresh: 92k sickened, 1380 dead in US. We’re easily crossing 100k today, and heading towards 1450 dead (as I indicated yesterday).

I hate that I know math, exponential growth, and public health better than the guy heading the US government who should have all kinds of experts explaining this crap to him.

But Dr. Birx informed us that Fuckface is totally engaged, with a tremendous ability to internalize, assess, and synthesize data. Was I misinformed?

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:25:27am

Branch Covidian update:
Ohio Megachurch Keeps Holding Mass Gatherings, Even As Coronavirus Spreads

While most of Ohio spent the last week lying low under Gov. Mike DeWine’s “stay at home” order to stem the coronavirus outbreak, the Solid Rock megachurch just north of Cincinnati took the opposite approach.

Inside its large sanctuary in Lebanon, hundreds of worshippers continued gathering for services. They sat close to each other and shared microphones. They sang and prayed in tight quarters. And despite the risks, Solid Rock doesn’t seem ready to call off in-person worship any time soon.

“We are respectful of every individual’s right to choose either to come to our service or to watch online,” the church said in a statement posted on its website. “We do believe that it is important for our doors to remain open for whomever to come to worship and pray during this time of great challenge in our country.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:25:28am

re: #385 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and as he plans to serve only one term, he needs someone who can successfully follow him

And she fits that bill as a Senator, former state AG, & former federal prosecutor. I’m liking the names I’m seeing.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:26:57am

re: #386 gwangung

With the exception of Klobuchar (no offense), these would all be sterling choices.

In terms of signaling what he thinks his administration should be, I agree. She would be the most mundane choice.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:28:19am

Yet more amazing fear of Trump causing the truth to be dulled:

CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS DETROIT, NEW ORLEANS, CHICAGO SET FOR ‘WORSE WEEK NEXT WEEK,’ SURGEON GENERAL WARNS

The Surgeon General warned that certain “hotspots” in the U.S. should expect to see a higher number of coronavirus cases in the next week.

Speaking to CBS This Morning, Dr. Jerome Adams said it was difficult to say if the worst is yet to come for the U.S. as the spread of virus is different in each area of the country and “everyone’s curve is going to look different.”

Adams predicted that “hot spots like Detroit, like Chicago, like New Orleans will have a worse week next week than what they had this week” but is confident the spread in New York may slow. “The virus and the local community are going to determine the timeline. It’s not going to be us from Washington, D.C. People need to follow their data, they need to make the right decisions based on what their data is telling them.”

Adams is afraid to simply say yes, it’s going to get worse, because Trump is pretending it is going to be better real soon now.

But Adams does throw shade at Trump in his comments about DC. But he is probably too afraid to confront Trump directly.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:30:00am

re: #390 Belafon

In terms of signaling what he thinks his administration should be, I agree. She would be the most mundane choice.

TBH. My hope is Amy joins the Senate leadership and is Schumer’s successor at some point. Amy knows how to get legislation done. She’d be great at that. But really I like something about all the names on Joe’s list. I definitely trust his political judgment.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:30:29am

re: #391 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yet more amazing fear of Trump causing the truth to be dulled:

CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS DETROIT, NEW ORLEANS, CHICAGO SET FOR ‘WORSE WEEK NEXT WEEK,’ SURGEON GENERAL WARNS

Adams is afraid to simply say yes, it’s going to get worse, because Trump is pretending it is going to be better real soon now.

But Adams does throw shade at Trump in his comments about DC. But he is probably too afraid to confront Trump directly.

“The local community will decide how long it will take, with an assist from us to make sure it takes as long as possible.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:32:07am

She is just making shit up as she goes, she was told “Be ‘nice’ (kiss DJT’s ass) OR ELSE!!!” (something horrible will happen to your loved ones)

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lawhawk  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:33:00am

re: #391 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Yet more amazing fear of Trump causing the truth to be dulled:

CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS DETROIT, NEW ORLEANS, CHICAGO SET FOR ‘WORSE WEEK NEXT WEEK,’ SURGEON GENERAL WARNS

Adams is afraid to simply say yes, it’s going to get worse, because Trump is pretending it is going to be better real soon now.

But Adams does throw shade at Trump in his comments about DC. But he is probably too afraid to confront Trump directly.

Fucking cowards and sycophantic behavior, even from the so-called professionals and actual professionals.

They’re trying to stay relevant by spewing Trumpist crap to Trump and then facts in other venues. That’s a recipe for disaster. All these people are getting Americans killed thanks to enabling Trump’s addled and incompetent and totally fucked up worldview.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:33:25am

Good.

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Belafon  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:33:32am

re: #394 The Pie Overlord!

She is just making shit up as she goes, she was told “Be ‘nice’ (kiss DJT’s ass) OR ELSE!!!” (something horrible will happen to your loved ones)

He’s also going to be ramping up the medical.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:34:36am
“He understands the importance of the granularity.”

Oh, come on. Even money says he can’t even say ‘granularity’ at this point.

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:34:53am

re: #394 The Pie Overlord!

He doesn’t know the meaning of the word “granularity.”

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Mescalero09  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:36:33am

re: #398 makeitstop

Oh, come on. Even money says he can’t even say ‘granularity’ at this point.

“He knows there is no O2 without the 2.”

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:37:09am

re: #399 jaunte

He doesn’t know the meaning of the word “granularity.”

Maybe he’ll ask Carson since he’s an expert on grain storage IIRC.

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:37:25am
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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:38:09am
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:38:53am

re: #402 jaunte

Go Nancy.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:39:01am

re: #395 lawhawk

Fucking cowards and sycophantic behavior, even from the so-called professionals and actual professionals.

They’re trying to stay relevant by spewing Trumpist crap to Trump and then facts in other venues. That’s a recipe for disaster. All these people are getting Americans killed thanks to enabling Trump’s addled and incompetent and totally fucked up worldview.

They would not be speaking this way under any other president
ANY

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:42:27am

re: #404 PhillyPretzel

Go Nancy.

She had him when he threatened yesterday

When you need to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.

They’re already going massie who?

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:42:37am
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:43:40am

re: #399 jaunte

He doesn’t know the meaning of the word “granularity.”

“Gran-you-lack-gritty—Look, look!” (makes air concertina)

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:43:51am

Pretending everything is fine if we don’t have the same percentage numbers of infected as China is idiotic.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:44:02am

Alabama’s governor has expanded state restrictions to everything short of shelter-in-place until 17 April. No more than 10 at a gathering (no mention of churches). Essential businesses include gun stores. Counts are 570+ cases, 4 deaths.

al.com

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:44:10am

re: #407 jaunte

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They’re applying a standard distraction technique, “Hey! Look at how much worse the other guy is!”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:44:25am

Bingo! It’s time to call a horse-thief a horse-thief, and the NYT makes the call.

The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals

Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.

Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping what that movement has sown.

At least since the 19th century, when the proslavery theologian Robert Lewis Dabney attacked the physical sciences as “theories of unbelief,” hostility to science has characterized the more extreme forms of religious nationalism in the United States. Today, the hard core of climate deniers is concentrated among people who identify as religiously conservative Republicans. And some leaders of the Christian nationalist movement, like those allied with the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, which has denounced environmental science as a “Cult of the Green Dragon,” cast environmentalism as an alternative — and false — theology.

This denial of science and critical thinking among religious ultraconservatives now haunts the American response to the coronavirus crisis. On March 15, Guillermo Maldonado, who calls himself an “apostle” and hosted Mr. Trump earlier this year at a campaign event at his Miami megachurch, urged his congregants to show up for worship services in person. “Do you believe God would bring his people to his house to be contagious with the virus? Of course not,” he said.

Rodney Howard-Browne of The River at Tampa Bay Church in Florida mocked people concerned about the disease as “pansies” and insisted he would only shutter the doors to his packed church “when the rapture is taking place.” In a sermon that was live-streamed on Facebook, Tony Spell, a pastor in Louisiana, said, “We’re also going to pass out anointed handkerchiefs to people who may have a fear, who may have a sickness and we believe that when those anointed handkerchiefs go, that healing virtue is going to go on them as well.”

Not to mention that the heretical, materialistic “Evangelical” cults are eyeball deep in “Big Woo,” the gigantic “alternate health care” and supplement industry that is the driving force behind science denial of all kinds.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:44:57am

re: #394 The Pie Overlord!

She is just making shit up as she goes, she was told “Be ‘nice’ (kiss DJT’s ass) OR ELSE!!!” (something horrible will happen to your loved ones)

[Embedded content]

Yes. She’s not brainwashed but acting like one of the adults in the Twilight Zone episode “It’s a Good Life”. If you say anything critical of the lord and master, you are sent to the “cornfield”. The Washington GOP will not do anything to oppose him and they are the only ones who could actually make a difference. It’s a matter of life and death now — and our only hope seems to be that Covid 19 strikes him down, because nothing else seems to work.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:45:09am

re: #368 The Pie Overlord!

Koch brothers are the largest manufacturer of toilet paper. Where are they?

at our local Dollar General, all of the Koch paper product shelves are full.
Non-Koch products (which are restocked regularly) are sparse.

It’s been this way for several weeks

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:45:45am

re: #372 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

New figures show “huge” increase in gardening online sales during coronavirus crisis

Can we grow toilet paper?

Leaves.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:46:49am

re: #407 jaunte

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China’s official numbers are likely low

And they are also likely consistently reported. So the trend is probably still good

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:47:26am

re: #379 makeitstop

OT: Time does fly.

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Scout
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:49:27am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:50:28am

re: #413 Hecuba’s daughter

Yes. She’s not brainwashed but acting like one of the adults in the Twilight Zone episode “It’s a Good Life”. If you say anything critical of the lord and master, you are sent to the “cornfield”. The Washington GOP will not do anything to oppose him and they are the only ones who could actually make a difference. It’s a matter of life and death now — and our only hope seems to be that Covid 19 strikes him down, because nothing else seems to work.

Our real only hope is the sane governors
Ie not mine..desantis

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jaunte  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:53:19am
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:53:25am

re: #419 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Our real only hope is the sane governors
Ie not mine..desantis

Except they cannot command companies to make ventilators and sell them at a specific price — or give them to communities. Only the federal government can accomplish that. They cannot command a nationwide lockdown that would prevent snowbirds in Arizona and Florida from returning to Illinois and New York.

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makeitstop  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:55:49am

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Still the best picture. Thanks, Sleuth. :)

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gocart mozart  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:57:30am

I’m kicking it old school

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:57:59am

re: #267 calochortus

I don’t care for whatever rationale is ascribed to what she said, as a scientist, it’s offensive to equate what he does with any understanding of, we’ll, anything, but granular data? NO.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 27, 2020 • 10:58:18am

re: #422 makeitstop

Still the best picture. Thanks, Sleuth. :)

and Scout is still a cutiepie

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TedStriker  Mar 27, 2020 • 11:12:33am

re: #406 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

She had him when he threatened yesterday

When you need to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.

They’re already going massie who?

One of the best scenes of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (10/12) Movie CLIP - When You Have to Shoot, Shoot (1966) HD

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John Hughes  Mar 27, 2020 • 11:30:26am

re: #368 The Pie Overlord!

Koch brothers are the largest manufacturer of toilet paper. Where are they?

50% dead.

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A Three Hour Tour  Mar 27, 2020 • 12:43:14pm

re: #328 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s the one. Great episode.

Reiterating a point Scotty made in the feature film STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1984).

“How much refit time until we can take her out again?”
” Eight weeks, sir. But since you don’t have eight weeks, I’ll do it for you in two. “
“Mister Scott, have you always multiplied your repair estimates by a factor of four?”
” Certainly, sir. How else do you expect me to keep my reputation as a miracle worker? “
“Your reputation is secure, Scotty. Kirk, out.”


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