Natalia Lafourcade - Tú Sí Sabes Quererme (En Manos De Los Macorinos) (Video Oficial)

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Natalia and her band are not exactly practicing good “social distancing” techniques in this video, and I haven’t looked up a translation yet so I have no idea what the song’s about, but the unfeigned joy of her performance sure lifted my spirits a bit.

Natalia Lafourcade - Tú Sí Sabes Quererme (En Manos de Los Macorinos)

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Letra de “Tú Sí Sabes Quererme”

Ha pasado tanto tiempo,
finalmente descubrí tus besos.
Me enredaste en tu mirada,
me abrazaste con todos mis defectos.

Tú sí que sabes quererme,
tú sí que sabes adorarme, mi amor.
No te vayas, quédate por siempre, para siempre;
para siempre amarte.

CORO:
Corazón, tú sí sabes
quererme como a mí me gusta.
Soy la flor encendida
que da color al jardín de tu vida.
Corazón, tú sí sabes
quererme como a mí me gusta.
Por favor, no me dejes,
que soy valiente en corresponderte.

Ha pasado tanto tiempo,
finalmentesé que estoy dispuesta.
Es tan difícil encontrar un amor
que aquí me quedo, con heridas bien abiertas.
Ya no me importa lo que piensen los demás,
estoy contigo para ser testigos siempre de la vida.
Así por siempre, para siempre;
para siempre amarnos.

Corazón, tú sí sabes
quererme como a mí me gusta.
Soy la flor encendida
que da color al jardín de tu vida.
Corazón, tú sí sabes
quererme como a mí me gusta.
Por favor, no me dejes,
que soy valiente en corresponderte.

Music video by NataliaLafourcade performing Tú Sí Sabes Quererme. (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment México, S.A. de C.V.”

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1
The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:22:38pm

CL’ed. THIS THREAD.

2
The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:23:28pm
3
EPR-radar  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:24:56pm

re: #2 The Pie Overlord!

I think Adolf fucking Hitler was better at pretending to be a normal human being than Trump is.

4
Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:28:03pm
5
Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:32:03pm

From down below:
re: #254 Rightwingconspirator

So we all just get checks in the mail or a surprise deposit in our checking accounts? How does that worK?

I guarantee you they have no clue.

And how does that work for people without bank accounts, or people who don’t file taxes?

6
DodgerFan1988  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:34:01pm
7
Rightwingconspirator  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:34:16pm

Paged a few days ago…
Betrayal-Why Did Trump Believe Chinese Disinformation Instead of US Intelligence?

Whether it’s a crackpot lawyer or foreign intelligence, he will always go with whoever says what he wants to hear.

8
Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:34:26pm
9
Shropshire Slasher  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:34:37pm

Cotton candy Peeps are pretty damn good.

10
Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:35:04pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

I have a couple Uline catalogues and last year’s telephone book.

11
Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:36:29pm
12
Shropshire Slasher  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:37:17pm

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I have a couple Uline catalogues and last year’s telephone book.

Don’t forget unmatched socks.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:38:28pm
Natalia and her band are not exactly practicing good “social distancing” techniques in this video, and I haven’t looked up a translation yet so I have no idea what the song’s about, but the unfeigned joy of her performance sure lifted my spirits a bit.

It has been so long,
I finally discovered your kisses.
You entangled me in your gaze,
you hugged me with all my flaws.

You do know how to love me,
you do know how to adore me, my love.
Don’t go, stay forever, forever;
forever love you.

CHORUS:
Heart you do know
love me as I like.
I am the flower on fire
that gives color to the garden of your life.
Heart you do know
love me as I like.
Please do not leave me,
that I am brave to reciprocate.

It has been so long,
I finally know I’m ready.
It’s so hard to find a love
that here I stay, with open wounds.
I don’t care what other people think anymore,
I am with you to always be witnesses of life.
So forever, forever;
forever love us.

Heart you do know
love me as I like.
I am the flower on fire
that gives color to the garden of your life.
Heart you do know
love me as I like.
Please do not leave me,
that I am brave to reciprocate.

14
jaunte  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:39:05pm

I worked for years with a conman/salesman who had this tic.

15
PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:39:39pm

I just got a call from my employer. As a matter of fact from the Executive Director saying that they are not yet ready to resume a regular work schedule. I called my ward leader and we both agree that I am still off. My ward leader insisted that DT was the one that made the so-called decision. I did not argue. Also the company website has not been updated as of yet.

16
plansbandc  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:40:06pm

Neighbor found us some toilet paper at Costco. <3

This song was my introduction to John Prine.

John Prine : Bruised Orange

17
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:40:13pm

re: #15 PhillyPretzel

Oh good. I bet that’s a load off your mind.

18
Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:40:45pm

re: #9 Shropshire Slasher

Cotton candy Peeps are pretty damn good.

They stink for bathroom tissue though. /s

19
Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:41:34pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡

From down below:

I guarantee you they have no clue.

And how does that work for people without bank accounts, or people who don’t file taxes?

Don’t forget that Republicans let the Libertarian locusts loose on the IRS and Social Security offices are closed to the public…

20
The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:43:24pm
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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:44:08pm

Couple of posts downstairs, people were talking about Hard Likker and mentioned a local distillery that makes Tito’s Vodka.

Gives me a headache, I prefer Monopolova, real potato vodka, made in Austria made by ExPat Poles.

Now Tito is a real guy, and the little known fact is that his actual surname is Beverage.

Herb Caen would have loved to add that to his Name Phreaks column.

Herb’s been dead 23 years (!!), so he can’t.

22
Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:44:12pm

Two threads ago:

re: #425 Joe Bacon 🌹

Why the Pulpit Pimp down the street says, “Our Gawd is an AWESOME Gawd who will shield his children from everything!”

I wouldn’t be surprised if the Pimp is counting on folks to die and get a hold of their life insurance payouts…

A lot of people put churches in their wills. If preachers can just help their parishioners along a little bit… .

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:44:46pm

re: #8 Charles Johnson

re: #10 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I have you both beat: I have Rush Limbaugh’s book.

24
PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:45:02pm

re: #17 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Yes. A little. I just wonder if we are getting paid for this by the employer.

25
The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:45:07pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:45:14pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I have you both beat: I have Rush Limbaugh’s book.

I have an Ann Coulter book lying around here somewhere. Or maybe I already burned it…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:46:01pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I have you both beat: I have Rush Limbaugh’s book.

The paper is those books is way too stiff for my delicate li’l tushie and anyway how can you remove shit with more shit?

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EPR-radar  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:46:25pm

re: #23 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I have you both beat: I have Rush Limbaugh’s book.

That’s the kind of eldritch horror I’d want to get out of my home ASAP, in case foul emanations from its pages transform me into a moron.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:46:39pm

My wife is back. She says our neighbours were very grateful for the money.

She told them our lawn is either long enough now for mowing or braiding, your choice.

30
Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:48:03pm

re: #21 austin_blue

Couple of posts downstairs, people were talking about Hard Likker and mentioned a local distillery that makes Tito’s Vodka.

Gives me a headache, I prefer Monopolova, real potato vodka, made in Austria made by ExPat Poles.

Now Tito is a real guy, and the little known fact is that his actual surname is Beverage.

Herb Caen would have loved to add that to his Name Phreaks column.

Herb’s been dead 23 years (!!), so he can’t.

Memories of the feud between Herb Caen and Jack Smith of the Los Angeles Times. That feud went on for years…

31
Rightwingconspirator  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:49:17pm

Me to wife-Hey use Trump campaign ads for TP!

Wife, annoyed voice-“I’m NOT touching any part of my body with that. Starting with fingers.”

32
The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:49:37pm

Meanwhile there are Berner trolls (probably Russian bots) on twitter being all HURR HURR WHATABOUT RAPE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST JOE BIDEN!!!1!!!!111!!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:50:03pm

re: #31 Rightwingconspirator

Me to wife-Hey use Trump campaign ads for TP!

Wife, annoyed voice-“I’m NOT touching any part of my body with that. Starting with fingers.”

Smart woman.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:50:25pm

re: #11 Patricia Kayden

“Assload” is a slang term for “a lot.”

I suggest it be redefined as the number of Republicans who support Donald Trump.

35
Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:50:47pm

re: #32 The Pie Overlord!

Meanwhile there are Berner trolls (probably Russian bots) on twitter being all HURR HURR WHATABOUT RAPE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST JOE BIDEN!!!1!!!!111!!

Yes, the Berniebots are working in full collusion with the Trumpets to kneecap Joe.

36
Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:51:43pm
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jaunte  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:53:45pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

All those eastern european women complaining he never gave them an orgosm.

38
Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:54:26pm

😂

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:55:53pm

re: #38 Patricia Kayden

The perfect picture of DT.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:56:18pm

re: #16 plansbandc

Neighbor found us some toilet paper at Costco. <3

This song was my introduction to John Prine.

[Embedded content]

My first John Prine song (5:03)

John Prine - Crazy as a Loon - Fair & Square

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jaunte  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:57:28pm
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William Lewis  Mar 29, 2020 • 5:59:03pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡

From down below:

I guarantee you they have no clue.

And how does that work for people without bank accounts, or people who don’t file taxes?

The people I know that don’t file I’ve told to file an amended return - 0 income or whatever - now. That get’s their information into the system.

43
Sherlock Hound  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:01:25pm

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I read somewhere that there would be instructions and clarifications for SSI recipients.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:02:28pm

Thread.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:03:13pm
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sagehen  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:04:37pm

Gershwin Prize is on PBS tonight; Garth Brooks is the honoree, country all-stars performing. (taped March 4).

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:06:14pm

re: #46 sagehen

Yes. WHYY has it on too. As they would. :)

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:07:38pm

re: #30 Joe Bacon 🌹

Memories of the feud between Herb Caen and Jack Smith of the Los Angeles Times. That feud went on for years…

Herb was smarter, and a lot funnier.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:08:29pm

re: #46 sagehen

Gershwin Prize is on PBS tonight; Garth Brooks is the honoree, country all-stars performing. (taped March 4).

There’s a bunch of singers doing a benefit concert on Fox:

Pop stars like Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello and Mariah Carey will livestream performances from their homes Sunday as part of a coronavirus benefit concert held by iHeartRadio and Fox.

The hourlong “FOX presents The iHeartRadio Living Room Concert for America” will be a free livestream hosted by Elton John and joined by a number of famous singers, who will all stream from their homes.

Celebrities will pay tribute to the front-line workers and responders who are working to care for people affected by the coronavirus, according to a release from iHeartRadio.

The benefit will allow viewers to help support two charities that support those battling the pandemic: Feeding America and the First Responders Children’s Foundation.

In addition to Carey, Cabello and Eilish, stars slated to perform include Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Dave Grohl, H.E.R., Tim McGraw and Sam Smith.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:10:08pm
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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:12:16pm

re: #50 Patricia Kayden

He is absolutely correct. That is why I voted for Hillary. Besides she had more experience in gov’t than DT.

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Amory Blaine  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:13:40pm

That presser was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I got to think Pelosi has articles of impeachment waiting in case we go way bad. Some repubs will peel off for removal. Right!?!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:14:22pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

I hope so.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:14:41pm

Nebraska today (5 PM MDT update, with county map)
Total tested: 2,345
Positive tests: 120
Deaths: 2
nebraska.maps.arcgis.com

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:18:32pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

That presser was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I got to think Pelosi has articles of impeachment waiting in case we go way bad. Some repubs will peel off for removal. Right!?!

Probably Romney. But everyone else will continue to kiss Trump’s ass.

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plansbandc  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:18:44pm

One of my friends on my legit FB is a country music producer. Good guy.

“This is about as good as it gets in country music people. God bless the Diffie’s”

Joe Diffie - Ships That Don’t Come In (Official Video)

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EPR-radar  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:19:37pm

re: #52 Amory Blaine

That presser was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I got to think Pelosi has articles of impeachment waiting in case we go way bad. Some repubs will peel off for removal. Right!?!

Not in numbers high enough to make any difference. What Republicans like so much about Trump is precisely that he is so blatantly a piece of shit.

That gives them hope they they can go back to the good old days where whatever kinds of shittiness they personally have (racism, willful ignorance, greed etc.) can be celebrated as virtues and defended by privilege.

Republicans will happily end civilization rather than give up on this stupid pipe dream.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:20:44pm

Voyage of the Damned

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:28:46pm

re: #49 Belafon

On Fox and by iHeart. As I wrote before, this is how Fox and iHeart try to wash blood off their hands. Both are guilty of prepping America to receive Trump, both are culpable for promoting ignorance and know-nothing reactionary politics.

Shame on the performers for being puppets for them. The need for celebrities for do-gooder feelings keeps them from speaking the truth.

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jaunte  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:29:18pm
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jaunte  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:31:59pm

That feeling when you can’t afford to quit your shitty job in “advertising.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:33:29pm

The church across the street remained closed again today. They are following the governor’s orders.

They still have nothing up on their door or sign about Easter services, but I imagine they will be closed then as well.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:34:20pm
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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:35:06pm

JFC take the wheel

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:37:16pm

re: #62 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The church across the street remained closed again today. They are following the governor’s orders.

They still have nothing up on their door or sign about Easter services, but I imagine they will be closed then as well.

We are already planning on running our Easter services online. We have been making significant strides in our online presence, and plan to continue at least some fashion of live broadcasting even after the local epidemic has subsided and we are free to congregate. Last week’s online sermon received approximately 5 times as many views as we have ever had butts in seats.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:39:32pm

re: #42 William Lewis

The people I know that don’t file I’ve told to file an amended return - 0 income or whatever - now. That get’s their information into the system.

I think that is the thing to do.

Though we have no taxable income, we can still file IRS Form 1040. That will get our address in their system.

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EPR-radar  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:42:08pm

re: #63 Dread Pirate

Look at that. Facebook’s policy team getting infected with GOP apparatchiks to ensure the continued broadcasting of GOP propaganda on Facebook.

Totally unsurprising.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:42:08pm

re: #65 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

We are already planning on running our Easter services online. We have been making significant strides in our online presence, and plan to continue at least some fashion of live broadcasting even after the local epidemic has subsided and we are free to congregate. Last week’s online sermon received approximately 5 times as many views as we have ever had butts in seats.

The church here has no way to broadcast on-line. The minister has no Internet service, nor does the church.

I’m not sure what they are going to do. She still has a sign up on the front door saying to contact her at home if you have pastoral needs, or me if you need government information.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:43:03pm

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The church here has no way to broadcast on-line. The minister has no Internet service, nor does the church.

I’m not sure what they are going to do. She still has a sign up on the front door saying to contact her at home if you have pastoral needs, or me if you need government information.

That’s tremendously sad to me. But I also know that this is true of the vast majority of rural churches across America. I am lucky in that I found a church that is realistic and modern.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:44:25pm
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plansbandc  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:45:38pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

This is one of the major “talking points” I’ve seen in trumpland.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:52:52pm
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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:52:57pm
A German state finance minister was found dead on Saturday, with officials stating he seemed to have killed himself over distress due to the coronavirus economic fallout.

According to the Associated Press, 54-year-old Thomas Schaefer—who had been the state finance minister of the Hesse region for a decade—was found dead on railway tracks near Frankfurt. Authorities said witness accounts and observations on the scene led them to believe Schaefer had killed himself, and state governor Volker Bouffier said his death was linked to the coronavirus on Sunday.

According to Bouffier, Schaefer was concerned about “whether it would be possible to succeed in fulfilling the population’s huge expectations, particularly of financial help.” “I have to assume that these worries overwhelmed him,” said Bouffier. “He apparently couldn’t find a way out. He was in despair and left us.”

thedailybeast.com

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:53:07pm

Think he’s gonna lose Brit?

Me either.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:53:20pm

re: #69 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s tremendously sad to me. But I also know that this is true of the vast majority of rural churches across America. I am lucky in that I found a church that is realistic and modern.

I’m sure she’d love to Webcast an Easter service (or any service) if she could, but the realities of the cost of Internet service here preclude that. Even if the church or she had Internet service, no one in town has it in their homes besides me.

On the third hand, everyone here knows everyone else. The town is small enough she can provide pastoral service and religious counsel personally to anyone in town or in the rural area around us.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:54:55pm

Covid vs. US Daily Average Cause of Death

This is an animation that shows the average number of deaths from each cause over time. Covid starts at nothing on March 1 and explodes. It is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer.

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Cheechako  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:58:46pm

Here’s Alaska’s count as of 3/28:

New cases - 17
Total cases - 102 (6 hospitalized)
Deaths - 2 (includes 1 who died in WA after being transferred early on)

Juneau still has 4 cases. Transfers from Juneau to Seattle and Anchorage are now very restricted due to lack of beds in these cities.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 6:59:19pm
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sagehen  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:01:29pm

So they’ve reached the part of the show where they introduce a bunch of Senators and House members, from both parties.

Most of them got a smattering of polite applause. Nancy Pelosi got a HUGE ovation. (she also really stands out onstage — all the men are wearing dark suits, she’s wearing a red dress)

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:02:32pm

re: #68 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The church here has no way to broadcast on-line. The minister has no Internet service, nor does the church.

I’m not sure what they are going to do. She still has a sign up on the front door saying to contact her at home if you have pastoral needs, or me if you need government information.

Do you have a local radio station?

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Decatur Deb  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:03:41pm

re: #75 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I’m sure she’d love to Webcast an Easter service (or any service) if she could, but the realities of the cost of Internet service here preclude that. Even if the church or she had Internet service, no one in town has it in their homes besides me.

On the third hand, everyone here knows everyone else. The town is small enough she can provide pastoral service and religious counsel personally to anyone in town or in the rural area around us.

This article and map are much to the point:

This map shows how millions of Americans are isolated with no internet during coronavirus pandemic

cnbc.com

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:04:53pm

In the last week I’ve started lurking on a FB for our town that was set up before the CV outbreak. It has been fun. The town is red-leaning, but they consistently reject the alt-right “Free State Project.” Anyway, someone today suggested that New Hampshire should close its borders, particularly to Massachusetts (heh heh), and the person gave as an example how Rhode Island is closing itself off from NY. To which someone responded: “I don’t think we want to follow the example of the ‘Florida’ of New England.”

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:07:52pm

re: #81 Decatur Deb

This article and map are much to the point:

This map shows how millions of Americans are isolated with no internet during coronavirus pandemic

cnbc.com

Seems like a good time to do the 21st century version of the telephone act.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:08:55pm

re: #80 sagehen

Do you have a local radio station?

There are several Christian hate radio stations broadcasting wingnut preachers.

As for local radio, that’s an idea. Thank you. I’ll contact the minister of the church and see if she’d like to do local broadcasts from the Sidney or Scottsbluff stations.

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Decatur Deb  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:10:05pm

re: #83 Belafon

Seems like a good time to do the 21st century version of the telephone act.

First, let’s figure out how many Freepers we need.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:13:40pm

I knew it. I called it when this all started. I knew that if the official death count from the virus was, say, 1 million, Trump would say “They said it would be 2 million, so I saved a million lives.”

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Interesting Times  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:15:07pm

re: #79 sagehen

So they’ve reached the part of the show where they introduce a bunch of Senators and House members, from both parties.

Most of them got a smattering of polite applause. Nancy Pelosi got a HUGE ovation. (she also really stands out onstage — all the men are wearing dark suits, she’s wearing a red dress)

Dumb question - what show? The iHeartConcert that’s trending right now? (obviously I’m not watching). Also, stage? Hope it’s big enough to allow social distancing!

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:15:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:17:24pm
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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:17:59pm

re: #70 teleskiguy

Clinton still ran a functioning government, and responded to bin Laden - which he had to talk to Newt about - during impeachment.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:19:58pm

re: #87 Interesting Times

Dumb question - what show? The iHeartConcert that’s trending right now? (obviously I’m not watching). Also, stage? Hope it’s big enough to allow social distancing!

see #46.

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Ace Rothstein  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:23:19pm

re: #89 Charles Johnson

Trump has no friends.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:23:39pm

State senator Megan Hunt received her propaganda postcard from the Trump Campaign.

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Charles Johnson  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:24:34pm
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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:25:57pm

I was an early adopter of John Prine in high school. Bought his first and third albums. Saw him at DAR Preservation Hall in 1974. Solo show.

Brilliant songwriter.

Right up there with Paul Simon, Dylan, and Neil Young.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:28:08pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

Capitalism.

It’s not necessarily the journalists, it’s their media outlets’ owners.

That’s also why a second journalist won’t ask the same question after Trump deflects from the first one.

Though I have no evidence, it’s my belief that journalists are armed with questions their corporate paymasters tell them to ask. That’s why no matter how many people demand they follow up with the same question, they won’t. They don’t want to get fired.

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:28:11pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

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They’re waiting for the pivot, Charles, as they have been for the last 38 months.

Any minute, now!!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:28:58pm

re: #94 Charles Johnson

I feel like journalists have been conditioned to implicitly trust and respect the White House because, up to this point, it has been occupied by someone of generally decent character and trustworthiness. Even Dubya, as big an idiot as he was, was misled by bad actors and was himself just a genuinely dumb and good-natured man. It’s hard to break that habit when an actual asshole occupies the office that used to command actual respect.

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jaunte  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:29:07pm

Trumpenstein losing control of the monster/

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:31:23pm

re: #87 Interesting Times

Dumb question - what show? The iHeartConcert that’s trending right now? (obviously I’m not watching). Also, stage? Hope it’s big enough to allow social distancing!

Gershwin Prize on PBS. (Library of Congress honors a songwriter every year at Kennedy Center).

Taped March 4.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:33:08pm

Over 100 dead in Michigan

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:36:26pm

LOLWUT

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:36:36pm

re: #99 jaunte

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Trumpenstein losing control of the monster/

“But it only affects blue states” I suspect more than one are saying out loud.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:37:22pm

My weekend has, I think, sucked overall. I’m tired of this timeline and would like to trade it in for another one.

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:38:14pm

re: #99 jaunte

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Trumpenstein losing control of the monster/

Well, he *has* lost control of the monster. But it’s not the reaction to the virus, it’s the virus itself. The virus is like Honeybadger. It just doesn’t give a shit.

His ignorant supporters still don’t see this as a problem, because it has not impacted them, for the most part, directly.

Yet.

But one truck stop at a time, small towns across the country are about to get dough-popped, and their shattered hospital systems, starved by years of government neglect, are going to fatally fail them. And there will be no one left to complain.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:39:22pm

This didn’t help, from last night:

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sagehen  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:40:21pm

re: #100 sagehen

Gershwin Prize on PBS. (Library of Congress honors a songwriter every year at Kennedy Center).

Taped March 4.

last year’s winner was Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Other honorees have been Carole King, Billy Joel, Smoky Robinson, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney. (I thought McCartney should have been ineligible — stick to Americans).

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:43:03pm

re: #102 The Pie Overlord!

LOLWUT

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Maybe he should have noted that if they had enough faith, God would miraculously transport their shit to a sewer line without them actually having to shit.

Pray harder!

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:44:06pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:44:53pm

re: #102 The Pie Overlord!

LOLWUT

You walk into the bathroom at night, and there they are, toilet paper rolls fornicating. Some time later, you get nice bouncing-baby rolls.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:45:13pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:47:14pm

re: #111 The Pie Overlord!

Joe’s field of fucks is apparently barren.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:47:48pm

re: #109 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Now it is “Dr” DT. Oy Vey this is a nightmare. I forget who said it but they wanted to re-boot 2020 because it had a bad start.

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ckkatz  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:48:55pm

Natalia Lafourcade’s Tú Sí Sabes Quererme is delightful! Thank you for posting it!

I think that someone posted her Tiny Desk concert a while ago as well.

What I find additionally interesting are the two ‘older dudes’ on the couch doing a lot of excellent guitar work. I believe that they are Miguel Peña (wearing the beret) and Juan Carlos Allende who call their backup duo “Los Macorinos”.

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:48:59pm

re: #109 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Lupus patients and RA patients will sicken and die.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:49:44pm

re: #109 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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People with malaria & other conditions that actually need these medications are now fucked because they can’t get their scripts filled.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:50:09pm

re: #111 The Pie Overlord!

Amen. Go Joe.

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i(m)p(each)sos  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:50:28pm

re: #111 The Pie Overlord!

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Joe needs to name a shadow cabinet now. Start holding public cabinet meetings via Zoom. Work with cooperative governors - not just Dems but also the saner Republicans in Massachusetts, Maryland and Ohio. Show the country what his leadership will look like, to the point where we get to November and there’s not even anything left to debate.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:50:29pm

re: #116 The Pie Overlord!

People with malaria & other conditions that actually need these medications are now fucked because they can’t get their scripts filled.

They’re not as important as Donald J. Trump’s approval ratings, so, how DARE you. ////////

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:54:06pm

re: #118 i(m)p(each)sos

Joe needs to name a shadow cabinet now. Start holding public cabinet meetings via Zoom. Work with cooperative governors - not just Dems but also the saner Republicans in Massachusetts, Maryland and Ohio. Show the country what his leadership will look like, to the point where we get to November and there’s not even anything left to debate.

Damned good idea. And don’t bring in sitting Senators and Reps. Bring in experts in the specific fields, respected by their peers, who can war-game the crisis and network with their peers.

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goddamnedfrank  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:55:24pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:55:32pm

I just had dinner. My wife made a sausage dish with maple syrup, vinegar, Brussels sprouts, &c.

She’s been busy hunting down interesting recipes across the Internet since we’re pretty much trapped in the house.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:56:31pm

re: #4 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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Richard Epstein is such a piece of arrogant ignorant trash. It’s clear why he and Trump belong together — and together they are leading this nation to disaster with a massive number of deaths.

Question: why the substantial drop in number of deaths in the US? 525 yesterday and 264 today? Is this just a random blip? Or does it reflect some change in treatment that is finally taking hold?

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:58:46pm
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i(m)p(each)sos  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:59:38pm

re: #120 austin_blue

Damned good idea. And don’t bring in sitting Senators and Reps. Bring in experts in the specific fields, respected by their peers, who can war-game the crisis and network with their peers.

I mostly agree with you - except that somehow, Elizabeth Warren must be part of this. I want her plans. All of them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2020 • 7:59:56pm

re: #103 Belafon

“But it only affects blue states” I suspect more than one are saying out loud.

Because Louisiana is so fucking Blue…

And count on it to get worse in Texas soon.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:00:01pm

Bad news from a terror attack that happened such a long time ago that we barely remember it. Rest in Power Rabbi Neuman!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:01:14pm

re: #121 goddamnedfrank

Politicising the FDA. How long before the military becomes an arm of conservatism?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:02:37pm

re: #118 i(m)p(each)sos

I would argue Ohio governor Mike DeWine is not sane. He is using an epidemic to shut off all access to abortion.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:03:34pm

re: #118 i(m)p(each)sos

Joe needs to name a shadow cabinet now. Start holding public cabinet meetings via Zoom. Work with cooperative governors - not just Dems but also the saner Republicans in Massachusetts, Maryland and Ohio. Show the country what his leadership will look like, to the point where we get to November and there’s not even anything left to debate.

Isn’t Andrew Cuomo working on getting the nomination for himself? I don’t know how enthusiastic he would be on playing second fiddle to the presumptive nominee, when he may be planning an insurrection at the convention. Oh wait — will there actually be a convention? I don’t see how this disease will be under sufficient control for the summer DNC in Milwaukee in July.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:05:07pm

re: #130 Hecuba’s daughter

I just found out this evening that the Primary for PA will be in June. This is a mess.

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NetworkKed  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:06:42pm

re: #123 Hecuba’s daughter

Question: why the substantial drop in number of deaths in the US? 525 yesterday and 264 today? Is this just a random blip? Or does it reflect some change in treatment that is finally taking hold?

Weekend reporting is wobbly. Not sure that NY put out their usual two updates today, other states were very very late relative to weekdays. Labs might not be running full hours. And do not read anything into a 1 or 2 day “trend” in the numbers. Until you have four consistent data points, it could be anything from sunspots to what was on TV last night messing with you.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:07:37pm

re: #130 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t Andrew Cuomo working on getting the nomination for himself? I don’t know how enthusiastic he would be on playing second fiddle to the presumptive nominee, when he may be planning an insurrection at the convention. Oh wait — will there actually be a convention? I don’t see how this disease will be under sufficient control for the summer DNC in Milwaukee in July.

I’ve seen no indication, from Cuomo himself or anyone in his administration, that he’s even the least bit interested in running for president.

He takes his job as governor very seriously. He has a lot to live up to in that office.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:08:05pm

re: #124 The Pie Overlord!

Lots of people are noting that “maybe Trump shouldn’t have sent all that equipment to China at the beginning of the outbreak.”

That was the right thing to do. The wrong thing to do was to fail to replenish our stockpile.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:09:02pm

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Lots of people are noting that “maybe Trump shouldn’t have sent all that equipment to China at the beginning of the outbreak.”

That was the right thing to do. The wrong thing to do was to fail to replenish our stockpile.

So much THIS.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:11:00pm

re: #130 Hecuba’s daughter

Isn’t Andrew Cuomo working on getting the nomination for himself? I don’t know how enthusiastic he would be on playing second fiddle to the presumptive nominee, when he may be planning an insurrection at the convention. Oh wait — will there actually be a convention? I don’t see how this disease will be under sufficient control for the summer DNC in Milwaukee in July.

Cuomo is acting like a governor, not doing anything like trying to get the nomination.

As for the convention, there are already groups running virtual rallies: dailykos.com. I suspect it will be combination of that plus some people showing up.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:11:02pm

re: #134 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Lots of people are noting that “maybe Trump shouldn’t have sent all that equipment to China at the beginning of the outbreak.”

That was the right thing to do. The wrong thing to do was to fail to replenish our stockpile.

And all the Wuhan Virus bullshit and racism. Canada sent China 16 tons of equipment early on when China was in the thick of it. China just sent Canada all that plus more in return. What did trump get?

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:13:51pm

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) still ignoring the Trump Maladministration.

Gov. Ricketts tells CNN that Nebraska will make decisions on coronavirus restrictions (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald):

Gov. Pete Ricketts, speaking on Jake Tapper’s Sunday show on CNN, said Nebraska will follow its own plans and guidelines on when to open local schools and businesses.

The governor, video chatting from his Omaha home, said Nebraska will not change its novel coronavirus plans based on the federal government’s efforts to speed at least some reopening.

(more)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:17:37pm

re: #138 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) still ignoring the Trump Maladministration.

Gov. Ricketts tells CNN that Nebraska will make decisions on coronavirus restrictions (Goes to the Scottsbluff, Nebr. Star-Herald):

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I’m glad that, for once, a Republican state is telling the tangerine wankmaggot to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. Us Democratic-led states are tired of being in the firing line.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:18:52pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:19:17pm

re: #140 Dread Pirate

No. Fuck you very much.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:26:18pm

re: #139 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I’m glad that, for once, a Republican state is telling the tangerine wankmaggot to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. Us Democratic-led states are tired of being in the firing line.

I’m definitely not a fan of Gov. Ricketts’s political positions. That said, he understands economic problems as the former governor of Ameritrade.

Some economic pain now is much more preferable to a disaster later. He is also concerned about overwhelming rural hospitals, and has assembled a team to address the issue of getting equipment or people where needed.

Most rural hospitals here are set up to deal with trauma cases such as automobile or agricultural accidents. Our own county hospital has no obstetrics ward, for example.

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ckkatz  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:26:27pm

This administration is a really old joke:

A guy gets hired in a new job. On his first day at work he looks in his desk and in the top drawer there is a set of three envelopes secured together with a rubber band. The envelopes are numbered 1,2 and 3. There is a note from his predecessor attached to the envelopes. The note says “When you get into trouble, open Envelope #1. If you get into trouble again, open envelope #2. If you have a third problem, open envelope #3.”

Impressed, the guy puts them back into the drawer and gets on with his job.

At the one month mark, he makes a really bad mistake and gets a very angry call from his boss to report to the boss’s office immediately.

The guy is really worried, wondering what he should do. Then he remembers the set of envelopes. He immediately retrieves and opens Envelope #1. The note inside the envelope says “Remind your boss that you are brand new in your job and still getting up to speed.”

He goes over to the boss’ office. When the boss starts yelling at him, the guy points out that he is brand new at the job and still learning his way around. The boss calms down, the guy returns to his office and tries to recover from that near miss.

Things go along smoothly for about a year. Then the guy makes another horrid mis-step. And gets the angry call from the boss again. The guy immediately locates envelope #2 and opens it. The note inside says “Blame your predecessor.”

The guy goes into the boss’ office and calms the boss down by pointing out he was just doing the what his predecessor had been doing. The boss calms down and the guy returns to his own office.

Things again smoothly for months. Then the guy makes another really bad decision and gets the angry call from his boss. The guy remembers the third envelope, retrieves and opens it. The note inside says “Write up three envelopes…”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:27:04pm

re: #140 Dread Pirate

Bill, what happened to fifteen cases, soon to be zero?

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Dave In Austin  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:28:11pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:29:01pm

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter has closed over the coronavirus epidemic. He originally said he would keep it open.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:29:05pm

re: #142 Anymouse 🌹🏡

And that’s where I feel my privilege, because even in the suburbs of the wild north country, our hospital is well-staffed and well-provisioned for most extenuating circumstances. With the additional provisions that Governor Walz is obtaining for us, we will be well cared-for even in one of the larger and more rural states in the West. But that’s because we have good infrastructure and a governor who is responsive and intelligent.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:32:48pm

re: #147 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

And that’s where I feel my privilege, because even in the suburbs of the wild north country, our hospital is well-staffed and well-provisioned for most extenuating circumstances. With the additional provisions that Governor Walz is obtaining for us, we will be well cared-for even in one of the larger and more rural states in the West. But that’s because we have good infrastructure and a governor who is responsive and intelligent.

Our infrastructure is good in cities. Out here in the rural Panhandle the population density is very low. Our largest city only has 14,000 people.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:34:33pm

re: #145 Dave In Austin

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:37:02pm

Same Bill Mitchell on Feb. 28:

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:37:32pm

re: #150 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Same Bill Mitchell on Feb. 28:

Bill Mitchell is, and always has been, a drooling moron.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:44:25pm
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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:45:06pm

re: #125 i(m)p(each)sos

I mostly agree with you - except that somehow, Elizabeth Warren must be part of this. I want her plans. All of them.

Eminence Grise, maintaining her position in the Senate. She and her staff have already done the heavy lifting. Use her stuff.

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CleverToad  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:47:00pm

Total OT, before I go read a silly kid’s book to blank out disquieting reality for the night.

Today marks Sunday#3 with our recently-acquired Feline Overlord. Her Majesty Queen Fuzzybutt has settled her 14-year-old self in more easily than feared. She has a throne established on one of the couches; a sunning spot beside a south-facing front door; and a snuggling spot by my son’s feet when he’s working on his computer in his bedroom. She has graciously shown some mild interest in her new scratching post, though has too much dignity to bat at the dangling fuzzy ball attached to it.

Today she explored new territory. She hauled her elderly bones up to the seat of my recliner. My good recliner. Not the old and rather shabby one that my mom sat in all the time, the one whose upholstery is still in reasonably good shape. My son is quite proud of the little adventurer for making this ascent. I am less so.

When I headed for the bedroom tonight, I left behind a cosy cat puddle snoozing in MY recliner. Mama and the Overlord are going to have a Serious Discussion tomorrow…

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CleverToad  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:49:45pm

re: #106 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This didn’t help, from last night:

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Ouch. Sympathy on the ripping-out. But I like the little dragon overseeing your efforts.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:53:01pm

re: #155 CleverToad

Ouch. Sympathy on the ripping-out. But I like the little dragon overseeing your efforts.

I’m a sucker for pewter figurines. I have another one that’s a cat dragging a dragon by its tail from the same folks.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 29, 2020 • 8:58:08pm

Fucking hell.

So now the goalposts have moved to “if we end up with less than 200 000 dead bodies we’re in great shape!”.

Kind of scares me to think where they’ll end up next.

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makeitstop  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:01:11pm

I’ve lived here 43 years. I’ve never seen the streets of Manhattan like this. Not even in the middle of the night.

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Mike Lamb  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:01:36pm

re: #152 teleskiguy

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Is that clown still arguing that the mortality projections are wrong?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:06:04pm

re: #157 Eclectic Cyborg

Fucking hell.

So now the goalposts have moved to “if we end up with less than 200 000 dead bodies we’re in great shape!”.

Kind of scares me to think where they’ll end up next.

They didn’t just move the goalposts, they’ve relocated them to a different country.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:06:05pm

Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors ‘Completely Abandoned’ In Care Homes (NPR)

The Spanish military has found older residents of some care homes “completely abandoned” and even “dead in their beds,” Defense Minister Margarita Robles said in a television interview on Monday.

They were found as soldiers disinfected and provided emergency health care services this week to residential homes across the country. Robles did not give an exact figure for the number of dead bodies found by Spanish soldiers.

(more)

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:07:20pm

re: #157 Eclectic Cyborg

Fucking hell.

So now the goalposts have moved to “if we end up with less than 200 000 dead bodies we’re in great shape!”.

Kind of scares me to think where they’ll end up next.

They only move if we allow them. Trump’s botched response will be on him no matter what the number turns out to be, because he could have made it lower for both the US and the world. If he hadn’t pulled the person in China out, the Chinese government would have been forced to act sooner. If he hadn’t been denying it here, we would have responded sooner.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:09:42pm

re: #162 Belafon

They only move if we allow them. Trump’s botched response will be on him no matter what the number turns out to be, because he could have made it lower for both the US and the world. If he hadn’t pulled the person in China out, the Chinese government would have been forced to act sooner. If he hadn’t been denying it here, we would have responded sooner.

This.

Every Republican who supported Trump needs to have this pinned to their chest (shirt optional).

The GOP is responsible for not removing this asshat when they had the chance. None dare call it genocide.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:09:51pm
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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:10:39pm

Just because it’s spooky, and today is hugely spooky day:

Shivaree - Goodnight Moon (HD)

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:14:48pm

re: #164 teleskiguy

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Mustelids. Weasels. Little stinkers. Badgers don’t have burrows, they have “setts”.

Crosswordese knowledge. Cute little buggers, though. Common roadkill in the UK.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:18:37pm

re: #166 austin_blue

Speaking of roadkill: The few times I’ve driven through Central and North Texas I was taken aback by how many dead armadillos I saw on the side of the road

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:19:19pm

Your brain on libertarianism:

Deliberately Infect Healthy Young People To Test Coronavirus Vaccines, Propose Bioethicists (Reason):

Now Rutgers University bioethicist Nir Eyal and his colleagues are proposing something like Reed’s “human challenge” study as a way to speed up the development of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus that is responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The idea is that vaccine developers can cut more directly to what is essentially a phase three clinical trial. In phase three, vaccines already tested for safety are generally given to a large group of folks who are at risk of the targeted infection and monitored for a considerable period of time to see how many of the vaccinated people actually come down with the disease versus a group of unvaccinated people.

Some where that term equal one.

They are citing this asshat in Nature.

Should scientists infect healthy people with the coronavirus to test vaccines? (Nature)

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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:22:24pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

Speaking of roadkill: The few times I’ve driven through Central and North Texas I was taken aback by how many dead armadillos I saw on the side of the road

moving speed-bumps.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:22:29pm

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Your brain on libertarianism:

Deliberately Infect Healthy Young People To Test Coronavirus Vaccines, Propose Bioethicists (Reason):

Some where that term equal one.

They are citing this asshat in Nature.

nature.com[no phone numbers allowed]7-3?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&utm_campaign=d84e71b528-briefing-dy-20200327

Kind of reminds me of the “Poison Squad” from the early 1900s.

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:24:57pm

Adam Silverman points out that we’re about to have more people die from Covid-19 than died on September 11th.

balloon-juice.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:27:31pm

re: #168 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Fixed link to Nature article, as LGF recognises part of the url as a telephone number. Recycle for the correction to the link.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:33:21pm

re: #170 Belafon

Kind of reminds me of the “Poison Squad” from the early 1900s.

I was not familiar with that term, so I looked it up. There is an article about them at Esquire. The group was formed to show poisons were being used to improve the appearance of foods or preserve them.

The Poison Squad: An Incredible History (June 27, 2013)

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:33:32pm

Memories of the very first John Prine song I ever heard and it was when I started college in 1973…college radio station played it. No other station in Pittsburgh would touch it…

John Prine - “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” (Live)

Lyrics:
While digesting Reader’s Digest in the back of a dirty book store
A plastic flag, with gum on the back fell out on the floor
Well, I picked it up and I ran outside, slapped it on my window shield
And if I could see old Betsy Ross I’d tell her how good I feel
But your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore
They’re already overcrowded from your dirty little war
Now Jesus don’t like killin’, no matter what the reason’s for
And your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore
Well, I went to the bank this morning and the cashier he said to me
“If you join the Christmas club we’ll give you ten of them flags for free”
Well, I didn’t mess around a bit, I took him up on what he said
And I stuck them stickers all over my car and one on my wife’s forehead
But your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore
They’re already overcrowded from your dirty little war
Now Jesus don’t like killin’, no matter what the reason’s for
And your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore
Well, I got my window shield so filled with flags I couldn’t see
So, I ran the car upside a curb and right into a tree
By the time they got a doctor down I was already dead
And I’ll never understand why the man standing in the pearly gates said
“But your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore
We’re already overcrowded from your dirty little war”
“Now Jesus don’t like killin’, no matter what the reason’s for
And your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven anymore”

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Belafon  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:45:10pm

re: #173 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I was not familiar with that term, so I looked it up. There is an article about them at Esquire. The group was formed to show poisons were being used to improve the appearance of foods or preserve them.

The Poison Squad: An Incredible History (June 27, 2013)

PBS had a story about them and the formation of the FDA. Dr. Henry Wiley formed them to show how poisonous the various chemicals were. A bunch of young men, late teens to early 20s.

Heinz was one of the first companies to use his recommendations in food processing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 9:52:24pm

Convicted fraudster Jim Bakker is now claiming “secular leftist atheists gay anti-coal” people are attacking him for what others promoted on his show concerning coronavirus cure and colloidal silver (narrator: he promoted it, not his guests).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:06:50pm

There is a loophole in the ACA if you’re a Christian for obtaining insurance. It is called a “healthcare sharing ministry.” These were written into the law as a sop to Christians.

These are unregulated pools of money. You can be cut off at any time for being too much of a medical burden, or the Christians running it could simply disappear (with the money).

(7:33)

Health Care Sharing Ministries ARE NOT Health Insurance! | Full Frontal on TBS

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:12:52pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:13:49pm

re: #177 Anymouse 🌹🏡

There is a loophole in the ACA if you’re a Christian for obtaining insurance. It is called a “healthcare sharing ministry.” These were written into the law as a sop to Christians.

These are unregulated pools of money. You can be cut off at any time for being too much of a medical burden, or the Christians running it could simply disappear (with the money).

(7:33)

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California BANNED these scams…until President Asshole issued executive orders overturning our state’s decision. Now these scams are always on Xtian radio and I’m amazed to hear these crooks on SiriusXM’s MSNBC channel.

Oh We’ve had situations where the marks call us and complain that Jesuscare wouldn’t cover bills for ectopic pregnancy, abortion, services provided by Planned Parenthood but the most disgusting one was a child with leukemia whose treatment went past $500K and the “plan” refused payment…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:15:28pm

re: #178 teleskiguy

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Wait till day 30 when she looks like Vina from Star Trek…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:15:56pm

re: #179 Joe Bacon 🌹

You also have to be running an egregious scam if Texas regulators go after one of these groups (as detailed in the Samantha Bee clip).

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austin_blue  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:18:57pm

re: #167 teleskiguy

Speaking of roadkill: The few times I’ve driven through Central and North Texas I was taken aback by how many dead armadillos I saw on the side of the road

Armored dildoes have an unfortunate fear response. They jump straight up about three feet. This may be helpful with many potential prey, but it’s absolutely suicidal on a road.

Sad.

It puts them right into the grills of every White Freightliner on the highway. They kind of go *ping* *squish*.

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teleskiguy  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:24:37pm
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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:32:56pm

They eat their own.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:37:18pm

re: #184 Dread Pirate

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They eat their own.

That Anti-Semite can take her BS and shove it…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:43:57pm

State senator Pansing-Brooks (D) represents Legislative District 28 (Lincoln).

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:47:25pm

re: #184 Dread Pirate

They eat their own.

That thread is full of blame for Democrats. She’s seems to be making Elaine Chao out to be a secret Democrat, so she can deflect conservative theft.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 29, 2020 • 10:56:50pm

UPDATE—NATE N AL’S NOT PERMANENTLY CLOSING!

From their Facebook Page:

Facebook

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:01:45pm

Falwell, Jr. lied about who told him it was safe to reopen Liberty University.

politico.com

He made a claim on his Website he’d consulted with a physician in New York City. When Politico reached out to that physician, he said he never spoke with them.

Liberty University then dropped the claim from their Website, without saying they’d changed it.

They also lied to Politico that physicians would not want to speak to the media about this, as the physician they lied about in fact did.

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mmmirele  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:03:18pm

re: #146 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter has closed over the coronavirus epidemic. He originally said he would keep it open.

Actually, he’s pushed the date out more than two weeks from the last time I looked. It’s now scheduled to open

April 20 or later

.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:07:17pm

Well, that’s interesting.

Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyo. (where there is a case now in their county) has a Coronavirus Response page for students.

It is password protected so we evil atheist Darwinists who keep track of what they’re doing can’t see (or for that matter, people in the village of LaGrange).

frontierbible.org

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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:16:37pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:17:24pm
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Dread Pirate  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:27:15pm

hah, Last Week Tonight was filmed and assembled with everybody working at home.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:28:21pm

Texas Republican candidate for TX-22 doubled down on her stupid to Newsweek.

Citing Pause in Abortions, Texas GOP Candidate Says Coronavirus ‘Will Save More Lives Than It Takes’

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:33:13pm

Well, My Goodness (Juanita Jean’s)

She notes a new restaurant about to open in her area: Trump Burgers (and it’s as much of a cult as you might expect). The article includes a photograph of this monstrosity.

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TedStriker  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:41:18pm

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, My Goodness (Juanita Jean’s)

She notes a new restaurant about to open in her area: Trump Burgers (and it’s as much of a cult as you might expect). The article includes a photograph of this monstrosity.

Well, given that pretty much any business venture with Trump’s name on it goes tits-up and leave creditors holding the bag, the sign shouldn’t say “Grand Opening!”, it should say “Grand Closing!” and have a countdown clock.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:49:33pm

re: #197 TedStriker

Well, given that pretty much any business venture with Trump’s name on it goes tits-up and leave creditors holding the bag, the sign shouldn’t say “Grand Opening!”, it should say “Grand Closing!” and have a countdown clock.

Since they are using Trump’s likeness and image, it would be a shame if someone mentioned this place to the Trump Organization. Trump is notorious for suing people who do that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 29, 2020 • 11:55:40pm

Alan Merrill, ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Songwriter, Dies From Coronavirus at 69 (Billboard)

Alan Merrill, co-writer and singer of the original version of “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” has died at age 69 from COVID-19, according to his daughter, who shared the news on social media.

“The Coronavirus took my father this morning,” Laura Merrill wrote on Facebook on Sunday (March 29).

She continued: “I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out. He seemed peaceful and as I left was still a glimmer of hope that he wouldn’t be a ticker on the right hand side of the CNN/Fox news screen. I walked 50 blocks home still with hope in my heart. The city that I knew was empty. I felt I was the only person here and perhaps in many ways I was. By the time I got in the doors to my apartment I received the news that he was gone.”

(more)

(2:51)

Arrows, I Love Rock N Roll, Alan Merrill

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teleskiguy  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:02:18am
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BigPapa  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:11:17am
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electrotek  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:13:17am

Respond with laughing reacts on this absurd FB post I came across

Facebook Post

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Cheechako  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:14:19am

Sunday 3/29/20 Covid-19 cases in Alaska:

New Cases - 12
Total Cases - 114 with 7 hospitalized
Deaths - 3 (Includes 1 in WA)
Total Tested - 3,654

Now 5 cases here in Juneau

Alaska Daily News reports about 200 ventilators within the State along with 160 ICU beds.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:16:55am

re: #193 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Columbia Sportswear employees to receive regular pay as CEO cuts own salary to $10,000

This needs to become the rule, not the exception.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:21:28am

Now right-wingers are filming hospitals to “prove” there is no outbreak.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:21:53am

So Germany will most likely top 60K cases and 500 fatalities today, but the good news is that they have slowed the rate of doubling to nearly a week.

Means we will likely see 100K cases and 1,000 fatalities by Easter, but restriction measures are working.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:31:50am

re: #203 Cheechako

Evening update from Nebraska:

Total tested: 2,345
Positive tests: 120
Deaths: 2
Newly added county: Scott’s Bluff
nebraska.maps.arcgis.com

On the right-hand side of the page is a bar graph showing the accellerating pace of cases.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:35:26am

re: #205 Ace-o-aces

Now right-wingers are filming hospitals to “prove” there is no outbreak.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:38:52am

re: #208 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Now right-wingers are filming hospitals to “prove” there is no outbreak.

They were told this is a “hoax” - and these are people who cannot back down.

“Don’t retreat, reload!” and they will continue to do so, even at decision-making levels of government.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:42:23am

re: #209 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

They were told this is a “hoax” - and these are people who cannot back down.

“Don’t retreat, reload!” and they will continue to do so, even at decision-making levels of government.

That thread is full of liars who should be reported, like this nut.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:46:39am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡

That thread is full of liars who should be reported, like this nut.

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 30, 2020 • 12:52:53am

re: #210 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:00:57am

Gov. Ricketts Announces Burt, Cuming, Madison, & Stanton Counties Now Included in State’s Directed Health Measure (from earlier today).

I imagine in the morning he will add Scott’s Bluff County.

His Directed Health Measure includes shutting down the seating areas of bars and restaurants (but you can get a gallon take-out cocktail now), prohibiting gatherings over ten (including weddings and funerals), &c.

Caitlin Doughty (Ask a Mortician YouTube channel) talks about funerals in the age of Covid-19 (15:26)

Funerals in the Age of Coronavirus

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:05:10am

re: #212 Ace-o-aces

Agenda 21 was published in 1992 when the world population was 5.46 Billion. It now stands at 7.53 Billion.
I have to say, these evil conspiracists really suck at their job.

Their job is to spread disinformation. The only metric of success is now wide it spreads.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:08:51am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Their job is to spread disinformation. The only metric of success is now wide it spreads.

Then afterwards come up with a new conspiracy theory when you can no longer hide the deaths.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:11:06am

re: #214 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Their job is to spread disinformation. The only metric of success is now wide it spreads.

Plenty of wingnuts spreading as much conspiracy nonsense as possible in Ms. Doughty’s comments in the video above.

They cannot have their conservative religion challenged.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:13:31am
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Dread Pirate  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:15:53am
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SteelPH  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:18:26am

re: #212 Ace-o-aces

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They can’t even keep their stories straight. Is it a hoax or a genetically engineered bioweapon? These are mutually exclusive.

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teleskiguy  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:20:42am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:25:18am

re: #219 SteelPH

They can’t even keep their stories straight. Is it a hoax or a genetically engineered bioweapon? These are mutually exclusive.

Not in the mind of a true believer.

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teleskiguy  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:25:37am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:27:50am

re: #222 teleskiguy

Thisis why we can’t have nice things. Tuckerman Ravine Likely To Close Due To Overcrowding During COVID-19 Pandemic

Warmer weather will kill the virus…

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:32:09am

6:37, Don’t Mess With Texas: The Lone Star State’s Tussle with Trump’s Border Wall | Full Frontal on TBS

Don’t Mess With Texas: The Lone Star State’s Tussle with Trump’s Border Wall | Full Frontal on TBS

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:33:46am

re: #222 teleskiguy

I get a “that page doesn’t exist.” What does it say?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:34:27am

re: #224 Anymouse 🌹🏡

6:37, Don’t Mess With Texas: The Lone Star State’s Tussle with Trump’s Border Wall | Full Frontal on TBS

Again: If Trump had seen his Wall as anything but a campaign gimmick, he would have convened a planing commission to present design & engineering studies, legal and environmental impact statements and present a budget and timetable.

None of that has been forthcoming….

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Ace-o-aces  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:35:19am
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teleskiguy  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:35:30am

re: #225 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Reload. I redid the tweet, I hate typos.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:39:12am

re: #226 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Again: If Trump had seen his Wall as anything but a campaign gimmick, he would have convened a planing commission to present design & engineering studies, legal and environmental impact statements and present a budget and timetable.

None of that has been forthcoming….

The segment from Samantha Bee notes that the Maladministration is circumventing the law on eminent domain, simply seizing Texan’s land with the statement “they’ll be paid later,” with the government deciding what their land is worth.

The woman they interviewed notes it’s people up north who are for this, not anyone who lives on the border. In her case, she received a letter from the government saying they were seizing her land right up to her house.

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CarolJ  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:43:58am

re: #66 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Same thing with SSI/Disability, and even UI. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you are eligible for, and at worst, you are in the system. This is especially true for performers and other free-lancers. Depending on age, you just may have enough credits (if over 61) to collect at age 62, may actually qualify for disability, or even collect UI from various states. In any event, you are in the system. Also, if you have ever worked for Uncle Sam, you may have some pension money to collect as well.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:44:07am

re: #229 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The segment from Samantha Bee notes that the Maladministration is circumventing the law on eminent domain, simply seizing Texan’s land with the statement “they’ll be paid later,” with the government deciding what their land is worth.

The woman they interviewed notes it’s people up north who are for this, not anyone who lives on the border. In her case, she received a letter from the government saying they were seizing her land right up to her house.

And then the land will simply sit there with no wall on it for years…FFS

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:52:15am

re: #230 CarolJ

Same thing with SSI/Disability, and even UI. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you are eligible for, and at worst, you are in the system. This is especially true for performers and other free-lancers. Depending on age, you just may have enough credits (if over 61) to collect at age 62, may actually qualify for disability, or even collect UI from various states. In any event, you are in the system. Also, if you have ever worked for Uncle Sam, you may have some pension money to collect as well.

I’ve tried and failed to collect SSDI. The problem was after I left the Navy with my “unemployable” rating from the VA for epilepsy, I got a job working in a corporate-owned McDonalds, and worked just long enough to chalk up one-quarter’s FICA tax.

Social Security in my application and appeal denied me. I cannot afford a lawyer to take them on, so unlike most disabled vets I do not collect it.

I have no pension. I do collect VA disability compensation.

My wife just brought me poutine with red eye gravy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:55:43am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:55:44am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🏡

My wife just brought me poutine with red eye gravy.

my heart is already clogging from the thought…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:56:57am

The problem with Hitler was how he moved his hands, not that he was a fascist. That’s why we should be afraid if AOC and not Trump.

He was a national SOCILIST!!!

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CarolJ  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:01:52am

re: #232 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I can’t vouch for them, but at least find out if they can help here.
probono.net

You and your wife will qualify for the $1200

militarybenefits.info

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:02:52am

re: #196 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, My Goodness (Juanita Jean’s)

A new (to me, anyway) nickname in the comments: Boss Tweet. Love it.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:12:48am

re: #236 CarolJ

I can’t vouch for them, but at least find out if they can help here.
probono.net

You and your wife will qualify for the $1200

militarybenefits.info

Pro Bono Net, Inc. does not provide legal help. Please click the button below for assistance.

That link goes to a legal aid society in New York for criminal and immigration issues. I don’t think they can help me.

As far as Social Security, some time ago I consulted with a lawyer after my appeal was turned down. He was certain at that point I would need to get a lawyer who specialises in Social Security lawsuits.

Shortly after that, I was homeless.

More recently, I tried to take up the issue again, with our lawyer here and the county veterans affairs officer. Both gave the same opinion, that I would need a specialist in suing Social Security and there would be no guarantee of winning. I can’t afford such a lawsuit and certainly can’t afford to lose to the federal government in court.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:17:33am

This is the official Twitter of our national museum.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:29:58am

re: #236 CarolJ

I can’t vouch for them, but at least find out if they can help here.
probono.net

You and your wife will qualify for the $1200

militarybenefits.info

The key line from the military benefits site is the one I thought of earlier, all the way down at the bottom:

Payments will be made via direct deposit “as rapidly as possible” and no later than Dec. 31, 2020. For most Americans, no action is required to receive a rebate check since the IRS will use a taxpayer’s 2019 tax return if filed or their 2018 return if they haven’t filed their 2019 return. People who do not receive Social Security benefits and also do not typically file taxes because their income is very low will need to file a 2019 tax return in order to receive a stimulus check.

I will need to file a tax return with $0 for taxes owed. Interest on our checking account (LOLOLOLOL) is not nearly enough to force us into the lowest tax bracket.

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teleskiguy  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:34:57am

Instagram

Second ski BASE jump during the @backtobackfreeski last year, I had to pre-jump several meters before the edge of the cliff to clear a bunch of rocks. The visuals were powerful and they are still vivid! #blackyak #madeformission #thulecrew #LEKIusa #roxaboots #blackcrows_skis #dynafit #flysquirrel #superfrenchie

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:46:48am

Thank them for their service (Navy Times opinion piece)

Last week, a meme circulated among military and veteran circles on social media sites. It was entitled, “In Light of Current Events, Civilians Now Have an Idea What It’s Really Like to Be in the Military,” and consisted of observations such as “watching others panic; carrying around a mask all the time; and your weekend plans are revoked.”

While certainly meant as nothing more than light-hearted humor during a time when many are anxious, sentiments like this feed a broader narrative that the military’s sacrifice is without parallel. But, as COVID-19 has made us all more aware, the military has neither a monopoly on service or sacrifice (emphasis mine).

Of all the social reordering the coronavirus global pandemic may cause, one bright spot may be the increased gratitude, trust, and confidence among the public towards those on the front lines of this pandemic. In fact, the coronavirus may serve as a much-needed opportunity for Americans — including those of us in uniform — to recalibrate how we view selfless service and patriotism in general, which recently has been considered to be the exclusive province of the U.S. military.

(more at the link)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 2:52:22am

re: #242 Anymouse 🌹🏡

In fact, the coronavirus may serve as a much-needed opportunity for Americans — including those of us in uniform — to recalibrate how we view selfless service and patriotism in general, which recently has been considered to be the exclusive province of the U.S. military

And anybody who knows how the military is structured is aware that it is a very socialist and collectivist organization: universal health care, guaranteed housing, subsidized college tuition, family services, etc.

The sort of things that most Europeans have had for decades but are totally decried and criticized as existential threats to the well-being of the US economy.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:11:14am

Pentagon orders local units to stop reporting coronavirus infections amid security concerns (Stars & Stripes)

STUTTGART, Germany — The Pentagon on Sunday ordered the home of U.S. European Command to stop reporting the number of coronavirus infections within its military community in a move that could reverberate across all U.S. forces.

The Army in Stuttgart said it can no longer release the number of coronavirus cases based on a Defense Department directive that cited operational security concerns.

“DoD will release numbers through their official platforms,” the Army in Stuttgart said in a statement.

(more at the link)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:19:57am

re: #244 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Pentagon orders local units to stop reporting coronavirus infections amid security concerns (Stars & Stripes)

This cannot get in the way of taking proper measures.

FFS, we are not longer in the Cold War: there are threats to our security, but no longer a life-and-death ideological struggle. And those people who might be inspired to act against our interests (like Russia or Iran) are also subject to CV…

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John Hughes  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:27:34am

re: #116 The Pie Overlord!

People with malaria & other conditions that actually need these medications are now fucked because they can’t get their scripts filled.

Yeah, but most people with Lupus are women so it’s no big deal.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:30:59am

re: #227 Ace-o-aces

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Here’s Berner logic: The guy whose campaign has admitted it couldn’t hope to do better than 30% of the vote in the primaries, and whose surrogates have blamed his subsequent losses on shadowy efforts by the party leadership to force other candidates out of the race so that only one candidate is running against their guy, is generating enough “enthusiasm” that he could totally beat Trump in a landslide if the party gives him the nomination.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:48:44am

re: #247 Targetpractice

Here’s Berner logic: The guy whose campaign has admitted it couldn’t hope to do better than 30% of the vote in the primaries, and whose surrogates have blamed his subsequent losses on shadowy efforts by the party leadership to force other candidates out of the race so that only one candidate is running against their guy, is generating enough “enthusiasm” that he could totally beat Trump in a landslide if the party gives him the nomination.

I will say it again; there are more people who want to see Bernie nominated than actually want him to win the general election…

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:52:49am

re: #248 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I will say it again; there are more people who want to see Bernie nominated than actually want him to win the general election…

Ayep. The same “enthusiasm” poll showed that 15% of Bernie supporters polled said they’ll vote for Trump. Berners are spinning that as “SEE! BERNIE BRINGS IN TRUMP VOTERS! HE COULD TOTALLY WIN IN NOVEMBER!!!”.

Meanwhile, everybody else who use their IQs for more than bragging rights have been pointing out that that 15% is likely to be MAGAts engaged in rodent copulation.

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Ming5000  Mar 30, 2020 • 3:59:38am

re: #106 klys (maker of Silmarils)

This didn’t help, from last night:

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That sounds bad. I have no idea how bad. How many stitches per minute?

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William Lewis  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:10:35am

re: #240 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The key line from the military benefits site is the one I thought of earlier, all the way down at the bottom:

I will need to file a tax return with $0 for taxes owed. Interest on our checking account (LOLOLOLOL) is not nearly enough to force us into the lowest tax bracket.

That’s what I thought. I know that the IRS knows where to find me as i still get my bills for the back taxes. It is also my understanding that the only thing that will prevent payments is owing child support - my back taxes will not cause this to be seized. So I will be able to get my guitars and deer rifles out of hock when that arrives.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:28:30am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:32:46am

Concerns About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Epilepsy (Goes to the Epilepsy Foundation, long article about misconceptions of Covid-19 relating to epilepsy and the medications used for it)

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:32:47am

Uh-oh. Morning Joe just leaned over and coughed. But it was a wet-ish cough.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:35:02am

re: #252 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

What kind of pathological liar lies about his lies to people who have video recordings of the lies he’s lying about and who actually read his previous lies to him word for word as he tries to lie about those lies?

We live in the age of the New Media Reality.

Between the True Believers who can bend their brains to accommodate any discrepancies and the cynical, manipulative bastards who exploit their credulity to further their personal gain, we have little chance referring to objective facts.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:35:25am

re: #254 Barefoot Grin

Uh-oh. Morning Joe just leaned over and coughed. But it was a wet-ish cough.

I’ve had a cough off and on for the last couple weeks, but that’s purely due to the early pollen clouds and general amounts of dust at work. Haven’t spiked a fever, chest pains, or trouble breathing. Hasn’t stopped some guests at work from giving me an appraising look.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:36:18am

re: #253 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Concerns About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Epilepsy (Goes to the Epilepsy Foundation, long article about misconceptions of Covid-19 relating to epilepsy and the medications used for it)

what about the epileptic dogs?

[HD] Epileptic Dogs - Flight of the Conchords

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:37:41am

Here’s a good thread for those who are running into Berners on Twitter pushing the Tara Reade story:

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:38:24am

re: #257 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

One of the things in the article notes that the government says you should lay in larger supplies of needed medications. That said, I’ve already asked the VA about that and got basically LOL NO, the DEA won’t permit that.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:45:58am

re: #259 Anymouse 🌹🏡

One of the things in the article notes that the government says you should lay in larger supplies of needed medications. That said, I’ve already asked the VA about that and got basically LOL NO, the DEA won’t permit that.

We are starting to see that our nation, its laws, institutions and its labor laws were tragically unprepared for even the possibility of a major pandemic or other crisis that might interrupt our fast-paced, just-in-time no-room-for-delay system of supply and delivery.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:50:54am

re: #244 Anymouse 🌹🏡

So they’re going to hide the number of Coronavirus cases in the military and that’s supposed to do what now? Adults can handle the truth. The American people deserve to hear the truth.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 4:52:48am

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

So they’re going to hide the number of Coronavirus cases in the military and that’s supposed to do what now? Adults can handle the truth. The American people deserve to hear the truth.

Even worse, is that it will be another reason not to act on it.

I can understand not giving figures per unit, but overall numbers are of vital importance to statisticians…

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Chrysicat  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:03:12am

(In particular, 24 seconds is a very good still for it)
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:04:55am

re: #261 Patricia Kayden

So they’re going to hide the number of Coronavirus cases in the military and that’s supposed to do what now? Adults can handle the truth. The American people deserve to hear the truth.

I think it’s the attitude of “loose lips sink ships.”

Unclassified information can be used to determine such things as unit strength.

If a command notes “there were X people diagnosed yesterday, and Y people the day before,” someone can figure out the available strength of a unit.

A similar idea was given to us in boot camp about non-classified information.

A person in a bar strikes up conversation with you, asking about what you do. That is not (normally) classified information.

“Well, I work as a storekeeper.” Further inquiry from the fellow who seems interested in your job elicits from you complaints about the amount of Arctic gear you’ve been processing lately.

Plugging little bits of info like that with other bits of info helps an adversary interested in that the basics of an Arctic military exercise, for example.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:05:25am

re: #247 Targetpractice

Here’s Berner logic: The guy whose campaign has admitted it couldn’t hope to do better than 30% of the vote in the primaries, and whose surrogates have blamed his subsequent losses on shadowy efforts by the party leadership to force other candidates out of the race so that only one candidate is running against their guy, is generating enough “enthusiasm” that he could totally beat Trump in a landslide if the party gives him the nomination.

They really have no idea what they’re doing. They probably thought that the other campaigns would just stick it out indefinitely like Bernie’s. Second campaign in a row that Bernie will lose to a “terrible candidate.” Maybe 78 year old backbenchers who aren’t even Democrats from lily white states whose default personality is grumpy aren’t good presidential candidates.

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jeffreyw  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:07:39am

Good morning!

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:07:50am

re: #265 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They really have no idea what they’re doing. They probably thought that the other campaigns would just stick it out indefinitely like Bernie’s. Second campaign in a row that Bernie will lose to a “terrible candidate.” Maybe 78 year old backbenchers who aren’t even Democrats from lily white states whose default personality is grumpy aren’t good presidential candidates.

I haven’t run into hardcore Bernie or Busters, but I have run into the attitude of unicorns farting rainbows in politics before. “We want X” without doing the hard work to get X, and failure to understand that reaching a political goal (like any goal) ofttimes requires several intermediate steps.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:11:25am

re: #266 jeffreyw

They are taking all of the window space and no sunlight can get through. Just kidding. :)

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ericblair  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:17:06am

re: #265 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

They really have no idea what they’re doing. They probably thought that the other campaigns would just stick it out indefinitely like Bernie’s. Second campaign in a row that Bernie will lose to a “terrible candidate.” Maybe 78 year old backbenchers who aren’t even Democrats from lily white states whose default personality is grumpy aren’t good presidential candidates.

It looks like the Bernie campaign staff forgot that the other campaigns weren’t full of grifters with nowhere else to go, and actually were concerned with the goals of the Democratic Party as a whole.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:17:53am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I haven’t run into hardcore Bernie or Busters, but I have run into the attitude of unicorns farting rainbows in politics before. “We want X” without doing the hard work to get X, and failure to understand that reaching a political goal (like any goal) ofttimes requires several intermediate steps.

Of course, they think it’s a straight shot from “problems in the healthcare system” to M4A. That people who have issues with things like acquiring health insurance, paying premiums, or affording deductibles are universally eager to ditch the entire system in favor of a new one that will change all of that “overnight.”

Meanwhile, the comparatively “simple” task of sending out millions of checks to Americans could possibly take months and be rife with errors and corruption because of all the work put into kneecapping of the agencies responsible by a single political party.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:21:48am

re: #267 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I haven’t run into hardcore Bernie or Busters, but I have run into the attitude of unicorns farting rainbows in politics before. “We want X” without doing the hard work to get X, and failure to understand that reaching a political goal (like any goal) ofttimes requires several intermediate steps.

I was talking more about his staff really.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:23:29am

re: #269 ericblair

It looks like the Bernie campaign staff forgot that the other campaigns weren’t full of grifters with nowhere else to go, and actually were concerned with the goals of the Democratic Party as a whole.

It’s honestly sad since they legit see themselves as the future of the left. Yet Bernie actually has regressed from 2016 to 2020.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:24:46am

re: #272 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

It’s honestly sad since they legit see themselves as the future of the left. Yet Bernie actually has regressed from 2016 to 2020.

Meanwhile, Biden is actually running a “moderate” campaign that is to the left of the campaign Hillary ran in 2016. But he’s not promising “free” stuff, so the Berners see him as “no different” than Trump.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:25:07am

Hemant Mehta (The Friendly Atheist) talks about his screening for the game show “Jeopardy,” his actual competition in the game, and even an interview which went on ABC.

(14:11)

I’m going to be on Jeopardy! Here’s how I got there.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:33:01am

re: #273 Targetpractice

Meanwhile, Biden is actually running a “moderate” campaign that is to the left of the campaign Hillary ran in 2016. But he’s not promising “free” stuff, so the Berners see him as “no different” than Trump.

The 2020 Democratic platform will be the most progressive it’s ever been yet they’ll claim it’s right wing. Honestly, they are going to be why their movement dies. I wish people would actually look at what Bernie’s record in Congress. They just see the voting record and gush and ignore the lack of legislation passed.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:34:36am

re: #218 Dread Pirate

Trump’s exporting covid19 to other countries because of the inability to screen domestically on any outbound flight (where it should be screened to keep it from spreading, not once the fucking planes land elsewhere).

We are going to be the permanent reservoir for this disease due to Trump’s absolute and total failures during this crisis.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:35:52am

re: #70 teleskiguy

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If he had done nothing wrong he had nothing to worry about.

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Chrysicat  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:37:30am

re: #276 lawhawk

Trump’s exporting covid19 to other countries because of the inability to screen domestically on any outbound flight (where it should be screened to keep it from spreading, not once the fucking planes land elsewhere).

We are going to be the permanent reservoir for this disease due to Trump’s absolute and total failures during this crisis.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:37:52am

Minute Physics on YouTube shows how exponential growth of Covid-19 actually works. The channel owner notes that one of the problems in reporting has been total number of cases versus time.

When plotted as total cases versus new cases on logarithmic scales for both, the resultant chart shows as linear (easier to visualise), and when a country drops out (due to measures taken by nations being successful).

[7:15]

How Soon Will COVID-19 Peak? (And How To Tell)

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:41:48am

SMOTI weighs in twenty minutes ago.

It’s of course not possible that the Governor of Nevada has anyone in his cabinet who can advise him on this, such as state public health officials. It’s also of course not possible that the governor wouldn’t take advice from the CDC or the FDA or other Federal agencies.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:44:48am

re: #275 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The 2020 Democratic platform will be the most progressive it’s ever been yet they’ll claim it’s right wing. Honestly, they are going to be why their movement dies. I wish people would actually look at what Bernie’s record in Congress. They just see the voting record and gush and ignore the lack of legislation passed.

The biggest issue with the “movement” is that their figurehead is a frail, old man whose demise will leave them with no appointed successor. What’s worse is that, in trying to prop up his ego-driven vanity project of a campaign, his surrogates promoted the worst impulses of his fans to attack and destroy those who might have been willing to take up the torch upon his retirement/demise. But no, they’ll have nothing to do with this “movement,” so when he finally shuffles off his mortal coil, they’ll be left searching for a new “messiah.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:47:16am

re: #281 Targetpractice

The biggest issue with the “movement” is that their figurehead is a frail, old man whose demise will leave them with no appointed successor.

And a lot of Bernie supporters are idealists, and idealists are easily manipulated and exploited by cynical Machiavellians.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:47:28am

re: #98 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I feel like journalists have been conditioned to implicitly trust and respect the White House because, up to this point, it has been occupied by someone of generally decent character and trustworthiness. Even Dubya, as big an idiot as he was, was misled by bad actors and was himself just a genuinely dumb and good-natured man. It’s hard to break that habit when an actual asshole occupies the office that used to command actual respect.

Or as I liked to call W, a meat puppet for all the scum around him.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:48:07am

re: #281 Targetpractice

The biggest issue with the “movement” is that their figurehead is a frail, old man whose demise will leave them with no appointed successor. What’s worse is that, in trying to prop up his ego-driven vanity project of a campaign, his surrogates promoted the worst impulses of his fans to attack and destroy those who might have been willing to take up the torch upon his retirement/demise. But no, they’ll have nothing to do with this “movement,” so when he finally shuffles off his mortal coil, they’ll be left searching for a new “messiah.”

I’m sick of Messiah politics and I’m convinced that parts of the left did that to Obama who to be fair unlike Sanders, Trump, & Ron Paul never encouraged it and was always clear that his election was supposed to be one part. Bernie potentially could be elected. I actually disagree with some lizards on this but I’m also convinced Sanders would be a bad President for similar though not all identical reasons as Trump.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:48:19am

The GOP are busy trying to rewrite history so that when the worst case predictions fall short of the 1-2 million deaths in the US alone, they’ll claim Trump did a fantastic job.

The fact that they’re looking at 100,000 Americans dead as a win shows that they are a death cult that doesn’t care that Trump utterly and completely botched the response at every step, and continues to do so. Instead of demanding all the states enact the same self-isolation and essential travel rules, he’s spewing nonsense and getting states fighting over the same limited resources.

He’s directing aid to go to red states and ignoring the toll in blue states.

This is purposeful. This is malicious. And it’s not getting nearly enough media coverage despite the fact that Trump holds daily rallies where he lambastes the press for not fawning over him like a crowd of magadiots.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:49:22am

SMOTI is also lying about the Nevada Chief Medical Officer.

Ihsan Azzam, Ph.D, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Ihsan Azzam oversees public health surveillance, epidemiology and disease control activities. He advises state and local health authorities, healthcare providers and community-based organizations, and provides professional education, guidelines, clinical updates and recommendations to prevent, control and contain disease outbreaks. Dr. Azzam represents Nevada on state and national forums, advisory bodies, and academic institutions, and he coordinates investigations and surveillance activities among state, local and federal agencies.

dpbh.nv.gov

SMOTI cites a Washington Times article from 2018 claiming he has no medical license. RT is meanwhile spreading he has a master’s degree and his only qualifications are working in Africa in obstetrics two decades ago.

There is no amount of conservative rodent-copulation that doesn’t involve tearing anyone down so they can grasp at power or profit.

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steve_davis  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:49:23am

re: #5 Anymouse 🌹🏡

From down below:

I guarantee you they have no clue.

And how does that work for people without bank accounts, or people who don’t file taxes?

they state that if you don’t have a bank account, or didn’t file, there’s still a way to register for checks. yes, the money just shows up in you bank account if you did direct deposit for taxes in 2019 or 2018, as I recall.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:49:37am

re: #280 Anymouse 🌹🏡

SMOTI weighs in twenty minutes ago.

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It’s of course not possible that the Governor of Nevada has anyone in his cabinet who can advise him on this, such as state public health officials. It’s also of course not possible that the governor wouldn’t take advice from the CDC or the FDA or other Federal agencies.

I keep wondering just which asshole in Trump’s inner circle is poised to make a mint off this snake oil scheme.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:51:02am

re: #284 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m sick of Messiah politics and I’m convinced that parts of the left did that to Obama

The Left did a bit of that, but a lot of it was the Right using the old polemic tactic of building him up as some sort of Messiah to then show that he has feet of clay.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:52:38am

re: #285 lawhawk

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The GOP are busy trying to rewrite history so that when the worst case predictions fall short of the 1-2 million deaths in the US alone, they’ll claim Trump did a fantastic job.

The fact that they’re looking at 100,000 Americans dead as a win shows that they are a death cult that doesn’t care that Trump utterly and completely botched the response at every step, and continues to do so. Instead of demanding all the states enact the same self-isolation and essential travel rules, he’s spewing nonsense and getting states fighting over the same limited resources.

He’s directing aid to go to red states and ignoring the toll in blue states.

This is purposeful. This is malicious. And it’s not getting nearly enough media coverage despite the fact that Trump holds daily rallies where he lambastes the press for not fawning over him like a crowd of magadiots.

He literally said it would go away a month ago so no we can’t. Maybe if Trump changed his name to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, Bill would give a shit but yeah all hail Emperor Trump. Fuck Trump for what he’s done to our country. Fuck him and the assholes who lie repeatedly to protect him.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:54:21am

re: #290 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He literally said it would go away a month ago so no we can’t. Maybe if Trump changed his name to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, Bill would give a shit but yeah all hail Emperor Trump. Fuck Trump for what he’s done to our country. Fuck him and the assholes who lie repeatedly to protect him.

and he is trying to suppress TV ads that show him saying those very things.

He will not succeed in suppressing them entirely, but if he can get a restraining order to keep them off the air until November, he will have helped his campaign

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:54:28am

re: #285 lawhawk

This is purposeful. This is malicious. And it’s not getting nearly enough media coverage despite the fact that Trump holds daily rallies where he lambastes the press for not fawning over him like a crowd of magadiots.

By definition, withholding aid over political differences is defined as genocide.

The GOP is already comfortable with genocide, as are all conservative governments when they make the final grab for total control (snatching children from parents and giving them to others is also defined as genocide; withholding aid from Puerto Rico because a mayor criticised Trump is genocide).

We need to use the real word. This is the same complaint I made last year about failing to call Trump’s statements lies.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:57:49am

re: #289 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The Left did a bit of that, but a lot of it was the Right using the old polemic tactic of building him up as some sort of Messiah to then show that he has feet of clay.

It was definitely some on the left because the 2010 midterms happened. They had unrealistic expectations on Obama. The right fucked Obama but there were elements of the left that had unrealistic expectations of his Presidency and that’s something I am critical of. You had Michael Moore and Bill Maher complaining that they didn’t elect Obama to be a white guy. Obama is who he is. He’s politically liberal at least by 2008 standards who values the other two branches of government as coequal so he tried prioritizing a lot of his agenda via Congress to make it last longer and that in the end is why Trump will never come close to Obama’s record. Trump got a tax cut with Ryan’s help and judges with McConnell.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:58:12am

re: #288 Targetpractice

I keep wondering just which asshole in Trump’s inner circle is poised to make a mint off this snake oil scheme.

All of them, Katie.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 5:58:15am

re: #292 Anymouse 🌹🏡

By definition, withholding aid over political differences is defined as genocide.

This ain’t rock and roll, this is genocide!

Diamond Dogs (2016 Remaster)

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Chrysicat  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:01:40am

re: #285 lawhawk

[Embedded content]

The GOP are busy trying to rewrite history so that when the worst case predictions fall short of the 1-2 million deaths in the US alone, they’ll claim Trump did a fantastic job.

The fact that they’re looking at 100,000 Americans dead as a win shows that they are a death cult that doesn’t care that Trump utterly and completely botched the response at every step, and continues to do so. Instead of demanding all the states enact the same self-isolation and essential travel rules, he’s spewing nonsense and getting states fighting over the same limited resources.

He’s directing aid to go to red states and ignoring the toll in blue states.

This is purposeful. This is malicious. And it’s not getting nearly enough media coverage despite the fact that Trump holds daily rallies where he lambastes the press for not fawning over him like a crowd of magadiots.

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steve_davis  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:03:26am

re: #52 Amory Blaine

That presser was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I got to think Pelosi has articles of impeachment waiting in case we go way bad. Some repubs will peel off for removal. Right!?!

the irony is that if Republicans had helped remove him, they would have gotten Mike Pence, who would then have been able to put in more competent folks, and done presumably a better job of listening to his advisors. It’s possible our situation would be much better, with the economy never having to just be completely shut down, or if it had been, he would likely have made better decisions that would be viewed very favorably by Americans. He might well have won a landslide in November, as even moderate Dems would look on him as a kind of post-9/11 Bush. Republicans would have retained the senate, maybe even cracked the House. There would be solidification of national Republican power. Now, their whole party is completely fucked. Biden isn’t a great debater, but I am guessing October debates will be a helluva thing. We might even be in our second or third wave of the pandemic. The vox populi is gonna be loud as hell by that point. Madame whoozy whatsy is gonna be pulling the string on her little guillotine.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:05:47am

Even in small cities, the emptiness in the streets is glaringly apparent. (Lots of photos of empty streets in major cities, but small cities aren’t getting that attention.)

starherald.com

Photographs of the empty streets and businesses in Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebr.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:05:50am

To put things into perspective, if the final death toll were only around 100K (remember, that’s the low end of the projections), it would still be more than all the US forces lost in Korea and Vietnam combined.

Total confirmed deaths so far have surpassed the losses at Pearl Harbor and are on course to surpass 9/11 by the end of the week (if not sooner). By next week, it will have wiped out more people than the 1906 San Fran Earthquake and be on its way to surpassing the mark set by the 1900 Galveston Hurricane.

The US has not seen this sort of loss of life outside of a major war in decades. When this is all over, we’ll have seen daily death rates that actually surpass the number of men killed on D-Day. This is a major crisis that will scar entire generations, psychologically if not physiologically, and could actually shorten the period we had to work with before the Boomers died off.

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steve_davis  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:05:54am

re: #60 jaunte

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LOL! (Smithers):” “But-but…Mr. Burns! There are two seats!” (Mr. Burns): “I like to put my feet up!”

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:09:18am

re: #298 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I have lived in Northeast Philly for a good part of my life and to see the cars parked on my street and not moving (going to and coming from work) is an incredible sight. One good effect of all of this staying at home my Ring doorbell battery does not need to be charged on a weekly basis.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:11:55am

I’m going to head off to bed. I’ll catch y’all later.

Stay safe and healthy.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:12:40am

re: #299 Targetpractice

Pretty clarifying that the same fuckers who demanding hearings, investigations, and prosecutions for the deaths of 4 Americans after Benghazi, are fucking silent as the body count from Trump’s absolute failure to address the crisis months ago now has a body count exceeding the Union losses at Antietam.

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Patricia Kayden  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:13:37am

The blame game.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:15:06am

re: #303 lawhawk

Pretty clarifying that the same fuckers who demanding hearings, investigations, and prosecutions for the deaths of 4 Americans after Benghazi, are fucking silent as the body count from Trump’s absolute failure to address the crisis months ago now has a body count exceeding the Union losses at Antietam.

Oh, they’re not silent. The fuckers are squealing like stuck pigs over Nancy pointing out that Donny’s “can you do us a favor” act is getting people killed.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:17:53am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:18:50am

re: #304 Patricia Kayden

The blame game.

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The constant blaming the Obama administration is an especially pathetic look because Trump was acting like the virus would maybe just disappear. His disregard for science and unwillingness to listen to anyone who doesn’t kiss his ass put people in danger.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:20:39am

re: #307 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The constant blaming the Obama administration is an especially pathetic look because Trump was acting like the virus would maybe just disappear. His disregard for science and unwillingness to listen to anyone who doesn’t kiss his ass put people in danger.

and again, his tunnel vision. He could not see the CV as a way to unite the country around his leadership, but only as a threat to the economy, which he saw as the only way to ensure his re-election.

On the other hand, he lacks the character, the knowledge and the resources to effectively lead in a crisis.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:25:40am

Math. How does it fucking work? Let Lou Diamond Phillips explain.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:26:46am

So, do I understand correctly, that Dear Leader has gone from “there’s like 15 cases and then there will be zero it will just fade away” and TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON BIG ECONONY CURE WORSE THAN DISEASE to “there could have been 2 million deaths but if we can keep it to like 200,000 it will mean I’ve done a great job” in like the span of a day?

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:27:34am

re: #310 Sir John Barron

Yup. And the right wing spin machine is happily going there.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:29:43am

re: #304 Patricia Kayden

The blame game.

The Joe Biden presidency has been an absolute disaster and also too I’m not enthused I have massive enthuisement gap.

///

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:30:34am

re: #311 lawhawk

Yup. And the right wing spin machine is happily going there.

Also there’s still really no emergency or crisis or shortage of supplies or overrun hospitals because Todd STarnes took pictures outside a hospital.
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SteelPH  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:31:17am

re: #284 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m sick of Messiah politics and I’m convinced that parts of the left did that to Obama who to be fair unlike Sanders, Trump, & Ron Paul never encouraged it and was always clear that his election was supposed to be one part. Bernie potentially could be elected. I actually disagree with some lizards on this but I’m also convinced Sanders would be a bad President for similar though not all identical reasons as Trump.

I mean it’s pretty obvious at this point that Sanders has absolutely no idea how the government he’s been employed by for 30 years works.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:32:00am

re: #313 Sir John Barron

A hospital for which he doesn’t even know the location. He claimed it was in downtown Brooklyn, when it’s in a completely different neighborhood. 🤔🤔🤔

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:32:57am

I fully expect that all republicans will be exonerated and all dems will be found guilty and executed. /half

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:33:41am

re: #310 Sir John Barron

So, do I understand correctly, that Dear Leader has gone from “there’s like 15 cases and then there will be zero it will just fade away” and TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON BIG ECONONY CURE WORSE THAN DISEASE to “there could have been 2 million deaths but if we can keep it to like 200,000 it will mean I’ve done a great job” in like the span of a day?

Don’t forget “We totally would have been ready to address this outbreak if not for impeachment!”

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:34:03am

re: #316 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

That is what DT wants. Personally I would like to see all of them serve jail time.

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:35:39am

“…Production has barely begun, but Garcia, a perfectionist who gained legal status under amnesty in the 1980s and has been with the company ever since, is tweaking the design every time a new mask comes off the line. She’s thought about adding a pocket for physicians to add filters or double-plying. She wondered whether the fabric of cloth diapers might work better.

Garcia’s attention to detail is why the Kammermans call her the boss. She’s been to all the Kammerman weddings and bat and bar mitzvahs. Most of Gourmet’s employees have spent 20 years or more with the company, the family said.

The first lot of masks will be made from the fabric the company ordinarily uses for napkins at high-end restaurants and will be crafted at a single-needle sewing machine. Once the design is set, they will program Gourmet’s machinery to scale up automated production. No one has been laid off, and Kammerman is not taking a salary to keep everyone together. He is hoping the bet pays off and normalcy returns.”

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:38:02am

re: #288 Targetpractice

I keep wondering just which asshole in Trump’s inner circle is poised to make a mint off this snake oil scheme.

All of them, katie

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:38:15am

re: #319 jaunte

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If there are any possible positives that might come out of this crisis, it will be the innovations and new ideas that help us in dealing with future outbreaks. Though I wish it didn’t take the possibility of bankruptcy or worse for companies to recognize such things are worthwhile.

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:39:24am

re: #321 Targetpractice

I saw an item yesterday about the Buffalo Trace distillery switching production from Bourbon to hand sanitizer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:39:45am

re: #310 Sir John Barron

So, do I understand correctly, that Dear Leader has gone from “there’s like 15 cases and then there will be zero it will just fade away” and TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON BIG ECONONY CURE WORSE THAN DISEASE to “there could have been 2 million deaths but if we can keep it to like 200,000 it will mean I’ve done a great job” in like the span of a day?

Listen to what is in his heart, not to the words that come out of his lips!

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:41:37am

re: #294 Anymouse 🌹🏡

All of them, Katie.

Gmta

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:42:50am

You know what I consider the best response to any asshole who pushes the “impeachment” BS?

Matt Gaetz showing up to hearing in a fucking gas mask, days before he learned that one of the big names he’d glad-handed at CPAC was diagnosed with the virus. You cannot sit here and BS me about how the Repubs were “serious” about the outbreak when they were treating it as a joke while the House was working on the very first bill to address it.

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steve_davis  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:43:43am

re: #182 austin_blue

Armored dildoes have an unfortunate fear response. They jump straight up about three feet. This may be helpful with many potential prey, but it’s absolutely suicidal on a road.

Sad.

It puts them right into the grills of every White Freightliner on the highway. They kind of go *ping* *squish*.

hell, i’d jump three feet into the air as well if i glanced to my right crossing the street and saw a car going 55 about four feet away from me.

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lizardofid  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:44:22am

Good morning everyone.

I’m sad to see John Prine is critical with covid-19.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:47:41am

The rabbi who was among those seriously injured in the Hannukah slashing attacks in Monsey, NY died. He had been in a coma for most of the time since the attack more than 3 months ago.

Baruch dayam emet.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:49:52am

And really, how could impeachment in the House or the “trial” in the Senate have stopped the WH from taking action? Certainly Trump didn’t seem to feel himself constrained when he shipped 18 tons of medical supplies and equipment to China, an act that his administration would like people to forget. Or the WH cutting Sec. Azar’s OMB request for $2B to $500M in funds to replenish the stockpile said 18 tons came from. The stockpile that the WH is now trying to blame Biden for failing to replenish.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:50:02am

Prince Charles appears to be out of isolation after getting covid19, and now Placido Domingo has a confirmed case.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:50:47am

re: #310 Sir John Barron

So, do I understand correctly, that Dear Leader has gone from “there’s like 15 cases and then there will be zero it will just fade away” and TURN THE MACHINES BACK ON BIG ECONONY CURE WORSE THAN DISEASE to “there could have been 2 million deaths but if we can keep it to like 200,000 it will mean I’ve done a great job” in like the span of a day?

You’re surprised?

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:51:32am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:51:50am

re: #314 SteelPH

I mean it’s pretty obvious at this point that Sanders has absolutely no idea how the government he’s been employed by for 30 years works.

Ding!

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:54:22am

re: #330 lawhawk

Well Domingo being an opera singer has very strong lungs so hopefully he will survive. And I am happy to hear about Prince Charles.

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garzooma  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:55:19am

re: #78 The Pie Overlord!

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Trump cites a 2.2 million death estimate from coronavirus, then says: “So if we can hold that down, as we’re saying, to 100,000, it’s a horrible number, maybe even less, but to 100,000, so we have between 100 and 200,000, we all together have done a very good job.”

South Korea + Japan have about half our population. They have 200 deaths, and aren’t going get near the kind of numbers we’re talking about here.

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 6:59:10am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:00:08am

re: #330 lawhawk

Prince Charles appears to be out of isolation after getting covid19, and now Placido Domingo has a confirmed case.

Doesn’t seem to be any shortage of testing availability in the upper ranks

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:00:18am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:00:20am

re: #336 Belafon

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And then on Wednesday we start a new year all over again.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:02:01am

re: #338 Belafon

“An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to hospital after getting four magnets stuck up his nose in an attempt to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak.”

Nostrils, how do they work?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:03:16am

re: #329 Targetpractice

And really, how could impeachment in the House or the “trial” in the Senate have stopped the WH from taking action? Certainly Trump didn’t seem to feel himself constrained when he shipped 18 tons of medical supplies and equipment to China, an act that his administration would like people to forget. Or the WH cutting Sec. Azar’s OMB request for $2B to $500M in funds to replenish the stockpile said 18 tons came from. The stockpile that the WH is now trying to blame Biden for failing to replenish.

It certainly didn’t interrupt his tweeting. Which is about all he’s done in three years.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:03:49am

re: #335 garzooma

South Korea + Japan have about half our population. They have 200 deaths, and aren’t going get near the kind of numbers we’re talking about here.

Germany has 62.5K confirmed cases, 10.5K recovered and 541 fatalities.

All in all, the curve is flattening, doubling times now nearly a week.

Still means likely to see 100K cases and 1,000 fatalities by Easter.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:03:53am

re: #338 Belafon

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I thought most of us grew past the “stick shit up our noses” by the time we reached middle school?

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Sherlock Hound  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:04:54am
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Kilroy was here  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:05:59am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:06:55am

re: #343 Targetpractice

I thought most of us grew past the “stick shit up our noses” by the time we reached middle school?

I still recall the first time Richard Heilscher sat me down and played me Cheech and Chong…

Up His Nose

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:07:42am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:08:27am

re: #331 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

You’re surprised?

Nothing really surprises me, other than the random and extreme flip flopping from day to day, moment by moment.

Not sure what to expect tomorrow.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:09:02am

re: #347 jaunte

“No, he never said any of those things he tweeted so very long ago. FAKE Newz.”

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:09:25am

re: #347 jaunte

“Don’t be threatening. Be nice.”

/

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:11:34am

re: #350 Sir John Barron

“Don’t be threatening. Be nice.”

/

Until it’s time to not be nice…
How will we know when that is?
You won’t. I’ll tell you…

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lizardofid  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:12:46am

re: #348 Sir John Barron

Nothing really surprises me, other than the random and extreme flip flopping from day to day, moment by moment.

Not sure what to expect tomorrow.

“Stay Tuned!”

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:14:15am
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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:14:42am

re: #343 Targetpractice

I thought most of us grew past the “stick shit up our noses” by the time we reached middle school?

I can’t post the picture at work (no javascript ability means upload image doesn’t work), but this is all scientists: xkcd.com.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:17:06am

re: #353 jaunte

Adam Sewer overlooks the fact that Hungary is part of the EU and benefits greatly from that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:19:58am

re: #337 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Doesn’t seem to be any shortage of testing availability in the upper ranks

No shit. And Prince Charles had no symptoms and wasn’t sick at all?

I am confused.

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:20:29am

re: #355 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Rich Lowry, pretending Hungary is a democratic nation.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:20:56am

re: #356 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He tested positive for it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:20:58am

re: #2 The Pie Overlord!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:21:26am

re: #356 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No shit. And Prince Charles had no symptoms and wasn’t sick at all?

I am confused.

He tested positive. Lots of people are asymptomatic…and THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS DISEASE SO DANGEROUS!!!!

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:21:37am

re: #356 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

No shit. And Prince Charles had no symptoms and wasn’t sick at all?

I am confused.

He tested positive, and his mother is the Queen of England.

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plansbandc  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:24:52am

re: #306 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

WHAMMO

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:26:20am

If Obama was president, I would want Michele and the girls tested, and probably Biden and his family.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:26:55am

re: #358 PhillyPretzel

He tested positive for it.

I know. So a man his age just skated by for a couple of weeks? I am confused by all this. I thought I kind of understood but not so much now.

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lizardofid  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:27:14am

re: #363 Belafon

If Obama was president, I would want Michele and the girls tested, and probably Biden and his family.

100%

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:27:16am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:27:51am

re: #360 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He tested positive. Lots of people are asymptomatic…and THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS DISEASE SO DANGEROUS!!!!

I realize that a lot of people are asymptomatic. I just didn’t realize that they came in all ages. My bad.

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Eventual Carrion  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:28:08am

re: #219 SteelPH

They can’t even keep their stories straight. Is it a hoax or a genetically engineered bioweapon? These are mutually exclusive.

They also believe Mexicans are coming in to steal our jobs and to also be lazy and collect welfare, so there is that.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:28:17am

re: #362 plansbandc

WHAMMO

And a really well deserved one, too.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:29:09am

re: #360 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

He tested positive. Lots of people are asymptomatic…and THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS DISEASE SO DANGEROUS!!!!

Remember also
Getting tested
With a negative result
Doesn’t mean you’re done
Or immune

You’re still in the same..not yet infected… Boat with the rest of us

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plansbandc  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:29:15am

re: #369 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Have to admit, it was highly satisfying to watch.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:31:00am

re: #371 plansbandc

Have to admit, it was highly satisfying to watch.

and watch and watch and watch. :-D

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:31:17am

re: #371 plansbandc

Same here. :)

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:31:34am

re: #367 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I realize that a lot of people are asymptomatic. I just didn’t realize that they came in all ages. My bad.

Anyone can get it
Anyone can survive it
Anyone can die from it

Severity is a whole different thing

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:32:45am

re: #366 The Pie Overlord!

Trump openly admitting if we made voting easier in America, Republicans wouldn’t win elections

Trump: “The things they had in there were crazy. They had levels of voting, that if you ever agreed to it you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”

I am not a German citizen. But everyone has to register a permanent address with the authorities. And if you are a citizen, it means you are automatically registered to vote in the precinct in which your permanent address is located.

You show up to the polls, you show your ID card (also mandatory for all citizens and residents) and you are crossed off the list.

Period.

Germany will have a general speed limit on its Autobahns long before America has any sort of system like that…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:33:57am

re: #368 Eventual Carrion

They also believe Mexicans are coming in to steal our jobs and to also be lazy and collect welfare, so there is that.

Said this before
Some of the horde believe the first part
Some believe the second
They don’t compare notes
As long as they all believe some of the spew, it’s a win for them

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:34:12am

re: #374 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Anyone can get it
Anyone can survive it
Anyone can die from it

Severity is a whole different thing

It’s just that if you are 60 years or older or have any other illnesses, especially respiratory illnesses, your risk of dying is significantly higher.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:37:10am

re: #377 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Such as a 58 year old woman with seasonal allergies. That is why I explained my situation to my ward leader because I do not want to get this virus.

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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:39:00am
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Jay C  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:40:11am

re: #363 Belafon

If Obama was president, I would want Michele and the girls tested, and probably Biden and his family.

I have the feeling that if Obama were President, Michelle, the girls, the Bidens (and their whole extended families) would have probably already been tested weeks ago. And the results made public immediately.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:40:12am

re: #379 jaunte

Thanks for the tip. I will go tomorrow morning.

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makeitstop  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:41:22am

re: #349 Sir John Barron

“No, he never said any of those things he tweeted so very long ago. FAKE Newz.”

///

What struck me about the questions he was asked at yesterday’s rally - as soon as they quoted his words to him, he immediately snapped back ‘I never said that.’

Does he even remember what he said at this point?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:43:14am

re: #382 makeitstop

What struck me about the questions he was asked at yesterday’s rally - as soon as they quoted his words to him, he immediately snapped back ‘I never said that.’

Does he even remember what he said at this point?

No, he simply says what he thinks you need to hear at the time.

Which is why he could never testify in a court of law without immediately either contradicting himself or other sworn testimony.

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danarchy  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:44:14am

re: #378 PhillyPretzel

Such as a 58 year old woman with seasonal allergies. That is why I explained my situation to my ward leader because I do not want to get this virus.

Unless those seasonal allergies come along with asthma I don’t think it is one of the risk factors for covid 19

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:45:02am

re: #380 Jay C

I have the feeling that if Obama were President, Michelle, the girls, the Bidens (and their whole extended families) would have probably already been tested weeks ago. And the results made public immediately.

If Obama were President, there wouldn’t have been a pandemic because the pandemic response team would have remained intact and combated the disease before it spread throughout the world with each nation fighting on its own against this disease.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:46:19am
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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:47:08am

re: #382 makeitstop

What struck me about the questions he was asked at yesterday’s rally - as soon as they quoted his words to him, he immediately snapped back ‘I never said that.’

Does he even remember what he said at this point?

No, because he doesn’t need to. He’s had no need to be consistent. But it’s going to be harder for him to get away with it now because he can’t change the subject, no matter how hard he tries to make it about Harry and Meghan.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:48:09am

Maryland Governor Hogan now giving a press conference to update things. Funny how he isn’t bragging about his poll numbers or berating the media. He’s actually giving data, information.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:48:14am
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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:53:44am

Gov Hogan giving stay at home order.

Maryland had been under one in but name only but more formal directive now.

Only essential travels (grocery shopping, etc) permissible.

Marylanders should reschedule all non essential appointments; don’t take public transportation.

No longer asking people to stay home—

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danarchy  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:53:53am

re: #385 Hecuba’s daughter

If Obama were President, there wouldn’t have been a pandemic because the pandemic response team would have remained intact and combated the disease before it spread throughout the world with each nation fighting on its own against this disease.

I’d like to believe that, but I don’t, not for a second. This virus was silently spreading before we even realized it was there. We would very likely have had a response more like South Korea’s and been in much better shape here at home, but it would not have prevented the pandemic. Of course that is all speculation and we can’t really know what would have happened.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:55:45am

Good point—

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:56:06am

re: #266 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Back at you!

Bring it, cats!
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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:56:27am

Maryland Governor Hogan, together with the VA Governor and Mayor of DC have asked the president that the national capital region (MD, VA, DC) be designated a priority area for national testing or testing center…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:56:43am

re: #387 Belafon

No, because he doesn’t need to. He’s had no need to be consistent. But it’s going to be harder for him to get away with it now because he can’t change the subject, no matter how hard he tries to make it about Harry and Meghan.

Not just Harry and Meghan. His Ratings BS tweets are distractions. Literally every cringe inducing piece of bullshit he spews are distractions. Every Single Thing that prevents people from talking about his massive failures are distractions.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 30, 2020 • 7:59:39am

re: #276 lawhawk

Trump’s exporting covid19 to other countries because of the inability to screen domestically on any outbound flight (where it should be screened to keep it from spreading, not once the fucking planes land elsewhere).

We are going to be the permanent reservoir for this disease due to Trump’s absolute and total failures during this crisis.

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We are going to boot him out in November, and clean that up — as well as much else. In the meantime, the governors of the most populous (blue) states will be forcing rational action on others. Not uniformly, but we’re having an effect.

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:04:17am

re: #396 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

We are going to boot him out in November, and clean that up — as well as much else. In the meantime, the governors of the most populous (blue) states will be forcing rational action on others. Not uniformly, but we’re having an effect.

States surrounding Mississippi need to enforce driving rules like states are doing to Louisiana.

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lizardofid  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:04:47am

re: #388 Sir John Barron

Maryland Governor Hogan now giving a press conference to update things. Funny how he isn’t bragging about his poll numbers or berating the media. He’s actually giving data, information.

2020 will be the year of the governors. Political legacies will be established, along with possible future presidential candidates.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:04:57am

re: #391 danarchy

I’d like to believe that, but I don’t, not for a second. This virus was silently spreading before we even realized it was there. We would very likely have had a response more like South Korea’s and been in much better shape here at home, but it would not have prevented the pandemic. Of course that is all speculation and we can’t really know what would have happened.

In July 2019, Trump removed the American epidemiologist who was embedded in the China CDC . If she had been present at the time the Wuhan rumors were finally reaching Beijing, the course of history may have been dramatically different. It could have been stopped earlier — but we will never know because we cannot redo the past with an alternative scenario.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:06:05am

USNS Comfort is now in NY harbor and setting up to dock on the West Side of Manhattan. It will add much needed capacity to the medical services in NYC.

I still fear it wont be enough.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:07:10am

re: #398 lizardofid

Some right wing troglodyte was mentioning that this was Cuomo’s audition for his presidential campaign.

Yeah, doing your job as minimum requirement is an audition for president. How fucking novel.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:07:50am

For those of you who listen to podcasts, Biden has a new podcast called Here’s the Deal.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:07:52am

re: #399 Hecuba’s daughter

True. That is why I will voting for Joe Biden. He has 40 years of experience working in government. DT does not.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:08:15am

re: #398 lizardofid

2020 will be the year of the governors. Political legacies will be established, along with possible future presidential candidates.

Absolutely

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:08:24am

re: #392 Barefoot Grin

Good point—

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Bolton had one opportunity left to show his worth to the nation — and he blew it. He could have cooperated with the House, but his greed and arrogance and loyalty to the GOP blinded him to his duty. Hope he is miserable for the rest of his life.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:08:49am

re: #403 PhillyPretzel

True. That is why I will voting for Joe Biden. He has 40 years of experience working in government. DT does not.

Experience and temperament are two huge positives Biden has.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:09:20am

re: #406 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yes they are. :)

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:10:10am

re: #399 Hecuba’s daughter

In July 2019, Trump removed the American epidemiologist who was embedded in the China CDC . If she had been present at the time the Wuhan rumors were finally reaching Beijing, the course of history may have been dramatically different. It could have been stopped earlier — but we will never know because we cannot redo the past with an alternative scenario.

If we’d had someone there, I think it would have forced China to act sooner, and it definitely would have given us time to act sooner. In some ways, it’s a syllogism: If the president had left the position filled, he would have been willing to listen to scientists and done his job.

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Barefoot Grin  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:10:28am

re: #405 Hecuba’s daughter

Bolton had one opportunity left to show his worth to the nation — and he blew it. He could have cooperated with the House, but his greed and arrogance and loyalty to the GOP blinded him to his duty. Hope he is miserable for the rest of his life.

Couldn’t have said it better.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:10:36am

re: #403 PhillyPretzel

True. That is why I will voting for Joe Biden. He has 40 years of experience working in government. DT does not.

It is odd that in modern politics, a long record of public service can be a liability - opponents can go back and pick and choose aspects of it to attack, whereas a person with no record of public service and only a patchy history of private service (who does not release tax records) enjoys an advantage.

That needs to change.

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:10:58am

WTAF

Not a joke, someone actually said this.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:11:17am

re: #407 PhillyPretzel

Yes they are. :)

Empathy too.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:11:48am

This isn’t surprising nor shocking. Mount Sinai hospital (which I known unfortunately too well from my family experiences) is building a 68 bed ICU/respiratory unit in Central Park across from the hospital. There’s no where else that makes sense. It’s open space, it’s adjacent to the main hospital facility, and it’s able to be cordoned off without blocking street access to the facility while being accessible.

The hospital itself is in a superblock, so there’s no way to build extensions elsewhere or take away street space without blocking ambulance access. The ER is on the north side of the building, but you need to be able to maintain access both crosstown and up/downtown, so the only place that makes sense is directly across the street in Central Park.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:12:19am

re: #405 Hecuba’s daughter

Bolton had one opportunity left to show his worth to the nation — and he blew it. He could have cooperated with the House, but his greed and arrogance and loyalty to the GOP blinded him to his duty. Hope he is miserable for the rest of his life.

Hey, there was (and still is) a possibility that the US will bomb Iran. That is the only thing Bolton really cares about.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:12:24am

re: #411 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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WHAT?!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:12:26am

re: #411 The Pie Overlord!

“if we hand out too many ventilators, people might prefer it to breathing on their own” is something someone claiming to be an economist said in public

Is this a parody?

Who is this person?

and yes, WTEffityEffingF?

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:13:43am

re: #416 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is this a parody?

Who is this person?

and yes, WTEffityEffingF?

NOT. A. JOKE.
SOMEBODY ACTUALLY SAID THIS.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:14:03am

And this is after Mnuchin uttering the insanity that people should be able to survive on $17/day for the next 2 1/2 months.

YE GODS!

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:14:28am

re: #411 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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People might prefer such luxuries like living.// Goddamn these people.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:15:26am

re: #417 The Pie Overlord!

NOT. A. JOKE.
SOMEBODY ACTUALLY SAID THIS.

yes, and somebody who has the ears of many persons currently in power

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Skip Intro  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:16:09am

re: #417 The Pie Overlord!

Sarcasm. How does it work?

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:16:23am

re: #411 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

[“if we hand out too many ventilators, people might prefer it to breathing on their own” is something someone claiming to be an economist said in public]

It’s like conservative Mad Libs…

“if we hand out _________________, people might prefer it to ___________”

Financial assistance in a crisis……………………working.

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makeitstop  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:16:53am

re: #416 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is this a parody?

Who is this person?

and yes, WTEffityEffingF?

That’s gotta be a sardonic take on ‘If you give people unemployment, it would be a disincentive to them going back to their jobs.’

Gotta be.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:17:32am

re: #406 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Experience and temperament are two huge positives Biden has.

Temperament and judgement are the most important attributes of a good leader.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:18:21am

Lre: #424 Hecuba’s daughter

Temperament and judgement are the most important attributes of a good leader.

Which is why I feel I didn’t settle for Biden. Just that he wasn’t my original choice.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:19:51am

re: #421 Skip Intro

Sarcasm. How does it work?

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Poe’s Law is dead and we’re all in Hell.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:20:44am

re: #426 Targetpractice

The LHC was actually the Event Horizon and we’re all fucked.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:20:53am

re: #382 makeitstop

What struck me about the questions he was asked at yesterday’s rally - as soon as they quoted his words to him, he immediately snapped back ‘I never said that.’

Does he even remember what he said at this point?

remembering is not the point - that goes to accuracy and truthfulness

denying is
that goes to the narrative and ‘the show’, and the ratings

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:21:38am

re: #387 Belafon

No, because he doesn’t need to. He’s had no need to be consistent. But it’s going to be harder for him to get away with it now because he can’t change the subject, no matter how hard he tries to make it about Harry and Meghan.

those calendar ads are brutal

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danarchy  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:22:16am

re: #411 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF

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Not a joke, someone actually said this.

He was being sarcastic says so right in the article:

Some critics, like Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at the investment advisory firm Silvercrest Asset Management, sarcastically noted they could only hope for the president to be right.

“I mean, if we hand out too many ventilators, people might prefer it to breathing on their own,” said Chovanec, who previously worked for GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:22:37am

re: #389 Targetpractice

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because we already know he’s gonna be ‘exonerated’ //

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:22:39am

re: #426 Targetpractice

Poe’s Law is dead and we’re all in Hell.

The whole I’m just being sarcastic thing is so juvenile and stupid.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:23:27am

re: #392 Barefoot Grin

Good point—

[Embedded content]

who?

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:23:47am

re: #432 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The whole I’m just being sarcastic thing is so juvenile and stupid.

We do it here all the time. And I’m pretty sure even Chovanec would love to choke someone, but can’t.

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Targetpractice  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:23:53am

re: #427 lawhawk

The LHC was actually the Event Horizon and we’re all fucked.

Maybe if we offer it a sacrifice, it will be appeased and fix this fucked-up timeline.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:23:56am

re: #430 danarchy

He was being sarcastic says so right in the article:

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Maybe we don’t need snarky, sarcastic smartasses when real people like Tom Massie exist in our federal government.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:24:36am

re: #423 makeitstop

That’s gotta be a sardonic take on ‘If you give people unemployment, it would be a disincentive to them going back to their jobs.’

Gotta be.

That’s the way I originally read the comment — that it was not meant literally — and then the Washington Post article made it clear that he was sarcastic. Unlike Trump, Chovanec is not an idiot. We really need sarc tags everywhere.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:24:49am

re: #434 Belafon

We do it here all the time. And I’m pretty sure even Chovanec would love to choke someone, but can’t.

Fair but I hate it being a huge part of our modern political culture. It’s how Trump weasels out of criticism.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:25:54am
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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:26:05am

re: #418 Targetpractice

And this is after Mnuchin uttering the insanity that people should be able to survive on $17/day for the next 2 1/2 months.

YE GODS!

$17 a day is about $500 a month. A MONTH.

By contrast, someone working a minimum wage job at only 30 hours week would earn $942 a month.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:26:18am

re: #438 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

He should not be allowed to do that. We might actually see him unravel faster.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:26:18am

Remember Alex Jones trying to plead that it was all “performance art”?

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retired cynic  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:26:54am

re: #355 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Adam Sewer overlooks the fact that Hungary is part of the EU and benefits greatly from that.

May have been mentioned already, but Serwer was quoting National Review. Disgustedly.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:27:32am

re: #441 PhillyPretzel

He should not be allowed to do that. We might actually see him unravel faster.

It’s getting to that point. You can only weasel out of so much when the pictures of the body bags are out there for everyone to see.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:28:19am

More information on the testing centers in Maryland…sounds like there are at least three that are open but that an appointment and a referral are necessary, so not just anybody can go for whatever reason right now. I wonder how other states testing are going?

Governor also emphasizing as many other governors have that there is a shortage of PPE across the country, and that that shortage is a key or the key factor in the threat of the disease.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:28:38am

Another great Teri Kanefield thread.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:29:26am

re: #416 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Is this a parody?

Who is this person?

and yes, WTEffityEffingF?

i think it’s parody, based on, “if we give them too much unemployment they wont want to work again”

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:29:46am

re: #423 makeitstop

That’s gotta be a sardonic take on ‘If you give people unemployment, it would be a disincentive to them going back to their jobs.’

Gotta be.

ah
gmta (again)

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:30:44am

re: #438 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Fair but I hate it being a huge part of our modern political culture. It’s how Trump weasels out of criticism.

Also, Chovanec isn’t in government.

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danarchy  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:31:16am

On another note, is anyone else tired of articles that are just rundowns of tweet threads?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:38:10am

re: #438 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Fair but I hate it being a huge part of our modern political culture. It’s how Trump weasels out of criticism.

In real life, Chovanec is likely surrounded by brilliant but generally amoral investment advisers who joke like that all the time. It probably came as a shock to him that anyone would interpret his statement literally.

But that’s been true for a long time — for decades columnists have discovered to their shock that no matter how obvious they think their parody is, someone (and maybe most readers) will take their words as gospel truth.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:41:33am

I love how the GOP think that inherently people do NOT want to work, that they’d rather sit at home and just cash government checks.

Nevermind most of us very much WANT to be engaged, productive members of society.

And in this particular case, people aren’t working not because they don’t want to but because they FUCKING CAN’T.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:42:23am

re: #450 danarchy

On another note, is anyone else tired of articles that are just rundowns of tweet threads?

*raises hand*

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:42:48am
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jaunte  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:43:16am

I was just out in the garage trying to get a good radio signal and ran across Todd Starnes broadcasting over American Family Radio, still minimizing the pandemic threat, saying that NYC was still not using all the ventilators sent there. Willful ignorance and conservative propaganda is going to kill thousands before this is over.

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:44:47am

re: #455 jaunte

I was just out in the garage trying to get a good radio signal and ran across Todd Starnes broadcasting over American Family Radio, still minimizing the pandemic threat, saying that NYC was still not using all the ventilators sent there. Willful ignorance and conservative propaganda is going to kill thousands before this is over.

Thousands have already died in the United States alone. And Trump’s willful ignorance contributed to those deaths.

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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:45:22am

re: #455 jaunte

I was just out in the garage trying to get a good radio signal and ran across Todd Starnes broadcasting over American Family Radio, still minimizing the pandemic threat, saying that NYC was still not using all the ventilators sent there. Willful ignorance and conservative propaganda is going to kill thousands before this is over.

Because having 100% utilization of ventilators now means that once the next patient comes in requiring ventilation your option is to turn them away/deny them care.

These people don’t get basic math or logic. And they’re fucking ghouls who don’t care.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:45:50am

I just went over to the company’s website. They have not updated it since yesterday. It is a good thing that I have a cell phone or else I would not have gotten the message.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:46:40am

So megachurches, like Solid Rock, located in the RWNJ-belt of Ohio, had services yesterday DESPITE KNOWING that the coronavirus was already in their communities.

Evangelicals massing in defiance of social distancing orders yesterday.

To any Lizards located anywhere near these megachurches: go out TODAY and stock up. In 6-14 days, your areas are going to be hit hard.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:47:13am

re: #247 Targetpractice

Here’s Berner logic: The guy whose campaign has admitted it couldn’t hope to do better than 30% of the vote in the primaries, and whose surrogates have blamed his subsequent losses on shadowy efforts by the party leadership to force other candidates out of the race so that only one candidate is running against their guy, is generating enough “enthusiasm” that he could totally beat Trump in a landslide if the party gives him the nomination.

It’s their only hope. I think they figure that *anyone* nominated by the Democrats can beat Trump as this stage.

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:47:58am

re: #451 Hecuba’s daughter

In real life, Chovanec is likely surrounded by brilliant but generally amoral investment advisers who joke like that all the time. It probably came as a shock to him that anyone would interpret his statement literally.

But that’s been true for a long time — for decades columnists have discovered to their shock that no matter how obvious they think their parody is, someone (and maybe most readers) will take their words as gospel truth.

At my job, we’ve been told that we’re going to Agile as the process for doing our software development. Except one group has been allowed to not go to it, and that group has influence over our development, so we keep seeing attempts by that group to impose the old way in our development. So we are constantly making sarcastic comments that sound similar to what he said.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:48:47am

re: #459 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

So megachurches, like Solid Rock, located in the RWNJ-belt of Ohio, had services yesterday DESPITE KNOWING that the coronavirus was already in their communities.

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To any Lizards located anywhere near these megachurches: go out TODAY and stock up. In 6-14 days, your areas are going to be hit hard.

Glad you checked in. How are you feeling?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:51:23am

re: #451 Hecuba’s daughter

In real life, Chovanec is likely surrounded by brilliant but generally amoral investment advisers who joke like that all the time. It probably came as a shock to him that anyone would interpret his statement literally.

But that’s been true for a long time — for decades columnists have discovered to their shock that no matter how obvious they think their parody is, someone (and maybe most readers) will take their words as gospel truth.

An instructor of freshman composition once told me that most of her students thought Swift’s A Modest Proposal was serious.

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:52:59am

re: #463 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I have had some of my fellow classmates saying similar about “A Modest Proposal.”

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:53:00am

Iframe

If you want to watch the slow-motion equivalent of Jim Jones & Guyana, here it is. Highlights include the admonition to “Satan and all the diseases he controls, BEGONE~!”

“Most Christians don’t know that when they tithe, they open up a debit and a credit account….”

All about maintaining the grift as long as possible from the desperate.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:54:15am

re: #463 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

An instructor of freshman composition once told me that most of her students thought Swift’s A Modest Proposal was serious.

Remember the state legislator who freaked out over the onion’s “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex” piece?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:54:23am

re: #465 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

It is good to see you online and in the room. I hope you are feeling better.

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:55:47am

re: #465 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

“I want you to reach deep into your hearts and your pocketbooks, and take his hand.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:56:33am

Am I the only who in the last few days has pictured Trump and his inner circle sitting around and laughing about all the problems going on in New York?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:57:41am

re: #466 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Remember the state legislator who freaked out over the onion “Planned Parenthood $8 Billion Abortionplex” piece?

And let’s not forget the time that Iran took an Onion article seriously and republished it as its own! When they finally learned the truth, they removed the article.

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unproven innocence  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:57:50am

re: #455 jaunte

I’m thinking millions. The estimated CFR of 1% or so is for the early stages of this pandemic, when a modest percentage of serious cases could get decent medical care.
US population / 100 is (left as an exercise).

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Teukka  Mar 30, 2020 • 8:58:34am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:00:34am

re: #459 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Hey. Great to see you! How are you feeling?

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Belafon  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:00:35am

re: #472 Teukka

How far would the GOP have gone if Democrats had not won the House?

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PhillyPretzel  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:01:31am

re: #472 Teukka

Oy Vey. That is bad. Fascism is rearing its ugly head.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:02:32am

re: #462 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Glad you checked in. How are you feeling?

Thanks for asking. Still a little shaky; get tired easily, and winded just walking up a flight of stairs. But all in all, super-lucky. Being able to self-administer a shot of oxygen in the middle of the night, when I was gasping, turned out to really make a difference.

Highly recommend getting your own supply, if you still can. Hospitals are going to be collapsing by the end of this week, not just in NYC but in Detroit, Chicago, Tampa, etc.
Apparently, there is a debate raging over whether or not you can jerry-rig a standard CPAP machine to be an emergency ventilator for patients who are not in full-on respiratory collapse.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:02:43am

re: #474 Belafon

How far would the GOP have gone if Democrats had not won the House?

the stimulus bill would have been less generous, for one. Certainly evenly less oversight of the slush fund than was formally granted.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:04:17am
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Teukka  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:04:56am
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lawhawk  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:06:29am

re: #478 Dread Pirate

So, purchasing from others in the Middle East.

I’m sure that’ll go over well with the conspiracy theorists and anti Semites too.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:08:42am

re: #431 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

“Republicans need to do a better job cleaning our own house”

That would require getting rid of every GOPer in the House and Senate. Please proceed…

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:12:04am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:13:20am

re: #463 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

An instructor of freshman composition once told me that most of her students thought Swift’s A Modest Proposal was serious.

Context. And also a current media circus where people *are* saying all sorts of outrageous things and are serious about it.

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Dr. Matt  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:15:06am

re: #481 Dr. Matt

“Republicans need to do a better job cleaning our own house”

That would require getting rid of every GOPer in the House and Senate. Please proceed…

….Oh, and of course, the White House….

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:15:32am

re: #447 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

i think it’s parody, based on, “if we give them too much unemployment they wont want to work again”

Fuck him, it’s a stupid joke, totally NOT FUNNY, and now you will see GOP congresspeople repeating this as a fact.

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gocart mozart  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:20:03am
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gocart mozart  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:20:17am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:25:58am

BOOM!

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Dread Pirate  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:27:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:28:56am

re: #488 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

BOOM!

Isn’t she violating terms of her NDA by going into details about Trump’s “stamina”?

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:31:23am

re: #487 gocart mozart

A truly classic scene.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:34:35am

re: #490 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Isn’t she violating terms of her NDA by going into details about Trump’s “stamina”?

I think that NDA became null and void awhile ago.

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plansbandc  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:43:29am

re: #469 Eclectic Cyborg

Absolutely. They love it.

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Jay C  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:43:40am

re: #478 Dread Pirate

BREAKING: MOSSAD: Director Yossi Cohen basically took over Israel’s buying coronavirus medical supplies overseas almost 2 weeks ago when he brought in 100,000 test kits. Most of these supplies are being bought from countries with no diplomatic relations

Well, I’m sure that the $tringen¢ie$ of commerce were well able to overcome any reluctance to trade for those items: though I’m sure at a less-than-bargain price. As the old saying goes, “where there’s a bill, there’s a way”.

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Dread Pirate  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:50:52am
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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:54:17am

re: #494 Jay C

Well, I’m sure that the $tringen¢ie$ of commerce were well able to overcome any reluctance to trade for those items: though I’m sure at a less-than-bargain price. As the old saying goes, “where there’s a bill, there’s a way”.

Unlike his fellow criminal Trump, Netanyahu is taking the disease seriously and deploying every strategy possible to protect the people of his nation, which may be why the CFR is less than .4%. Or the low CFR may reflect the late start the disease had in Israel.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Mar 30, 2020 • 9:57:05am

re: #490 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Isn’t she violating terms of her NDA by going into details about Trump’s “stamina”?

what’s he going to do?
sue her?

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:00:16am

re: #483 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Context. And also a current media circus where people *are* saying all sorts of outrageous things and are serious about it.

This was 30 years ago.

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gocart mozart  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:01:03am

re: #497 Backwoods_Sleuth

Her NDA was voided a while ago

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:09:36am

I see Cenk is trending on Twitter. What did that carpetbagger do now?

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Hecuba's daughter  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:10:08am

re: #498 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

This was 30 years ago.

Human gullibility is nothing new. Snake oil salesmen have been around as long as civilization has been around. People have been falling for stories or even jokes forever. I know that I’ve taken seriously comments that others meant in jest. The true problem arises when the storytelling is out of malice or can harm others when taken seriously.

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gocart mozart  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:10:44am

re: #500 Joe Bacon 🌹

Called AOC an establishment sellout

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Charles Johnson  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:10:44am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:11:10am

re: #498 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

This was 30 years ago.

And there was a lot of stupid shit being said in the media in 1990.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:12:02am

re: #503 Charles Johnson

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne held a church service this morning and said God would multiply your toilet paper rolls if you had enough faith.

Charminnukah

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:14:09am

I just realized “Your high school mascot name” is a security question used by many apps.

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Sir John Barron  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:15:50am

re: #503 Charles Johnson

No I really don’t want to watch this No I don’t really want to watch this No I don’t really want to watch this No I don’t reall

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Dr Lizardo  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:17:40am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Shrimp Ramen Panther.

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NetworkKed  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:18:54am

Chili-rice Bruins? No, this doesn’t quite work.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:19:24am

re: #508 Dr Lizardo

Shrimp Ramen Panther.

Crab Cake Raider

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Kilroy was here  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:20:16am

...

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The Pie Overlord!  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:21:17am

re: #511 Kilroy was here

Please delete my quoted post. Thanks very much.

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makeitstop  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:22:01am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Grilled cheese panther.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:23:20am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

I just realized “Your high school mascot name” is a security question used by many apps.

[Embedded content]

Yep. I was willing to put something in since:
a. I don’t use that question.
b. I don’t use honest answers for my security question answers.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:31:36am

Well I’m not getting hold of the Nevada unemployment office today. Finally got through and got a recording saying the Que is full for the day and they’re not taking any more calls. I couldn’t imagine being on hold for up to 8 hrs before. Now it looks like I am going to have to accept that possibility tomorrow or when ever I can get in. Though to improve my chances of getting into line tomorrow morning I installed an auto redialer on my cell. I’ll just start it about 30 minutes before they open and let it do its thing while I do more important stuff. Like hanging out here. :-)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:32:57am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

I just realized “Your high school mascot name” is a security question used by many apps.

stir-fry hornet

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:34:09am

re: #506 The Pie Overlord!

Beef Ramen Bruin

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gocart mozart  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:34:34am

re: #502 gocart mozart

In response to this

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Mar 30, 2020 • 10:48:32am

re: #250 Ming5000

That sounds bad. I have no idea how bad. How many stitches per minute?

It’ll be ~1-2 hours to rip it out and at least an equivalent amount to redo it.

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Ming5000  Mar 30, 2020 • 11:21:16am

re: #519 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Worse than I imagined. :-(

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John Hughes  Mar 30, 2020 • 1:09:27pm

re: #503 Charles Johnson

Yes, but the point is — if your TP doesn’t multiply you know you have failed, so you keep quiet about it. You see that all your “fellow” believers claim it’s working for them so you know it’s your fault. The only way to deal with this is to double down, do whatever more extreme thing the pastor cult leader demands, that way you’ll be able to hide your lack of faith from the others.

Mulhouse. 3,024 dead.


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