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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:31:38pm

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jaunte  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:38:05pm

Watching ‘Humans’ on amazon prime, and I keep wanting the characters to back away from each other to a safer distance.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:42:19pm

So I read this thriller novel by David Baldacci, in which the heroic FBI agent uncovers an eeville plot (which I will not go into, because spoiler) but in the end reveals THE TRUTH to the media, who expose the plot & the President decides to not run for reelection.

Ah, escapist fiction.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:43:25pm
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jaunte  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:46:19pm

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

Thrillers have had a hard time keeping up lately.

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jaunte  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:47:30pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:48:36pm
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Citizen K  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:49:31pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

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Once again…

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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:51:45pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:52:38pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

If I was not ethical, I’d be bottling up my Miracle Mineral Water here and promoting it with “What have you got to lose? It has strong active ingredients guaranteed to change your life.”

(They’re arsenic and uranium, which will change your life.)

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retired cynic  Apr 4, 2020 • 7:56:04pm

re: #9 Dread Pirate

He’s just totally running amuck, winging things, throwing things at the wall. Nothing to lose. If it is this bad, WHEN he loses in November, what on earth….

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:00:12pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:01:15pm

re: #12 Patricia Kayden

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South Korea also has a functioning government, we don’t.

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William Lewis  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:01:15pm

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

The Democrats need to be telling people that GOP intransigence, greed and incompetency are murdering thousands of people. But that won’t happen.

This is the biggest problem with Biden - even if we win it all and get the White House, Senate & keep the House - the GOP will be allowed to get away with it. They are nothing but murderous fascist thugs intending to destroy the nation and everyone who disagrees with them but Biden thinks they can be reasoned with. < spit >

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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:03:15pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:04:21pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:05:07pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:08:07pm

I’m sick. Getting better. I just want trump to die. I no longer care how. Bolt of lightning works for me. We deserve better. Fuck him.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:10:22pm

re: #18 I Would Prefer Not To

I’m sick. Getting better. I just want trump to die. I no longer care how. Bolt of lightning works for me. We deserve better. Fuck him.

Def getting better. YAY for you!

And 💯! Fucking right.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:14:38pm

There are a whole lot of people (I suspect mostly who live in cities) who do not understand how either agriculture or capitalism work.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:15:23pm

re: #20 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Fixed.

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plansbandc  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:15:37pm

re: #18 I Would Prefer Not To

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:20:10pm

I’m surprised Trump hasn’t jumped on Joe Rogan saying he’d vote for him. Maybe he can join Pillow Guy or Dr. Drew or Jim Hoft at a presser and sell cures.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:23:33pm

re: #22 plansbandc

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:30:08pm

Zeus is too weak. I know who we can call on to deliver us from Trump!

He Man - What’s Going On - High Quality (Four Non Blondes)

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Citizen K  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:31:38pm

re: #14 William Lewis

The Democrats need to be telling people that GOP intransigence, greed and incompetency are murdering thousands of people. But that won’t happen.

This is the biggest problem with Biden - even if we win it all and get the White House, Senate & keep the House - the GOP will be allowed to get away with it. They are nothing but murderous fascist thugs intending to destroy the nation and everyone who disagrees with them but Biden thinks they can be reasoned with. < spit >

Biden was never my first, second, or even third choice, precisely because of that. He seems far too willing to believe in the better angels of the Republican Party.

That said, it’s a better hand than having a nominee that would treat the party that nominated him as the real enemy that needed to be thwarted and Trump and the GOP as an afterthought, to the point he and his supporters would rather see Trump win than the presumptive nominee.

Unfortunately, regardless of which hand we’re dealt, we’re going to have to deal with a media that will forever extend every benefit of the doubt toward Trump and the Republicans, and will project all of the Republicans actual sins onto hypothetical Dems and punish Dems/reward Republicans appropriately for that.

EDIT: Holy shit, I swear to god I want to scream, so many fucking lefter-than-though idiots wanting to blame Obama for everything we have more than Trump to the point of calling him the most inept or incompetent president ever. and when you point out the immense Republican obstruction he faced, they bring up the ACA as if he could have magicked up the entire revolution in the first two years…forget the actual reality of the ground far as GOP obstruction went. Just…holy goddamn motherfucking fuck.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:45:30pm
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retired cynic  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:47:06pm

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

If a doctor or nurse serving during this crisis ever votes Republican again…

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William Lewis  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:49:30pm

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

He’s probably sending them to his boss in Moscow. /// 1/2

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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:53:06pm

re: #29 William Lewis

He’s probably sending them to his boss in Moscow. /// 1/2

and buying them back.

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Citizen K  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:53:25pm

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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So states try to take getting supplies into their own hands after being told by SlenderJared that the federal gov’t wasn’t designed to help the states…then the federal government swoops in and takes the states’ orders for themselves, presumably for that emergency stock that is for the nation but not for the states.

This administration literally wants our states to die because of his fucking pettiness.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:58:52pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 8:59:36pm

re: #27 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I’d go look for them at Bedminster, which is in Somerset County.

Take a warrant and the NJ State Police. Arrest anyone involved for grand theft.

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BigPapa  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:02:11pm

I got friends in denial about Rogan, and a lot of it is tied to Bernie support.

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jaunte  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:02:25pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:11:20pm

re: #34 BigPapa

I got friends in denial about Rogan, and a lot of it is tied to Bernie support.

Rogan’s been a libertarian for a long time. I have no doubt the Bernie endorsement was meant as rodent-copulation.

He’s also provided exclusive interviews to Alex Jones, noted democratic socialist.

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austin_blue  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:14:23pm

People’s Republic of Travis County:

460 confirmed cases, 6 fatalities.

Oh, and almost 4” of rain in the last 48 hours, 2.6”in two hours late yesterday afternoon.

Wet, soggy, and sick.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:14:38pm

Still waiting to hear Bernie say he’s backing away from Rogan…Maybe I need to needle Shaun King about that…

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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:16:56pm

re: #31 Citizen K

Petty, but likely also a grift.

They’re buying with OPM, passing them along to distributors—who are probably talking directly to someone like Kushner—to be bid on. As desperation goes up, prices in the market goes up. Feds stepping in to buy lots but then not distributing them directly creates artificial scarcity. And as the disease expands through the population, state by state scarcity will increase naturally as well.

I mean, most public-private partnerships are a grift where the “private” sector lobbies to create massively advantageous terms (no bid contracts, for example, or anything relating to criminal sentencing) but also buy politicians so they’ll never be called to account for not delivering what was promised, or only late and at ridiculously padded costs.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:17:47pm

Fun…Rain starting tonight going thru all next week here in LA…Wonder if that will reduce the number of marks going to the megachurch tomorrow…naaaaaaaaah…

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austin_blue  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:18:28pm

re: #38 Joe Bacon 🌹

Still waiting to hear Bernie say he’s backing away from Rogan…Maybe I need to needle Shaun King about that…

I don’t think you are going to hear Bernie say diddly-squat.

He’s too busy yelling at kids to get off his lawn.

I’ll never understand Berners.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:19:52pm

re: #41 austin_blue

I don’t think you are going to hear Bernie say diddly-squat.

He’s too busy yelling at kids to get off his lawn.

I’ll never understand Berners.

They are hell bent on BERNing everything down in the deluded belief that they can create their Socialist Utopia from the ashes…just like Libertarians want to BERN everything down to create their Galt’s Gulch!

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Sherlock Hound  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:24:41pm

re: #24 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:32:39pm

Berniebots doubling down on the phony rape allegations against Biden on Twitter and Facebook. Block button is stating to smoke…

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austin_blue  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:33:39pm

re: #42 Joe Bacon 🌹

They are hell bent on BERNing everything down in the deluded belief that they can create their Socialist Utopia from the ashes…just like Libertarians want to BERN everything down to create their Galt’s Gulch!

I agree. But when this MAGAndemic finishes its first round of torching our country and its economy, after which it settles down into a chronic disease, killing *only* 20 to 80 people a day, there will be a reckoning.

The economy will be an absolute wreck. Tens of millions will be unemployed. Millions will be homeless. Millions of companies will be bankrupted, including restaurants, pubs, banks, airlines, insurance companies, rural hospitals, and States. Not mention the entire gig economy.

Someone will have to pay the Butcher’s Bill, and the only ones with the assets will be the smart, the rich, and the Corporations, which, as Mitt reminded us, are people too, and now should be treated as such.

Those who *have* will be *required* to save the country’s economy. There is really no other option. Part of that will be universal health care. The present system is a death knell for too many citizens.

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Citizen K  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:40:22pm

re: #44 Joe Bacon 🌹

Berniebots doubling down on the phony rape allegations against Biden on Twitter and Facebook. Block button is stating to smoke…

I’ve resigned myself to the fact that half the country, rather than being incensed at the GOP’s utter incompetence, would rather see the entirety of the Dem party burn down and watch the country magically become a sublime conservatopia/progressive utopia, because half the country believes that Dems and only Dems are the problem right now.

I’m not fucking sure how we fight that.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:41:24pm

re: #46 Citizen K

I’ve resigned myself to the fact that half the country, rather than being incensed at the GOP’s utter incompetence, would rather see the entirety of the Dem party burn down and watch the country magically become a sublime conservatopia/progressive utopia, because half the country believes that Dems and only Dems are the problem right now.

I’m not fucking sure how we fight that.

You get the other half to the polls.

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austin_blue  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:43:07pm

re: #47 Belafon

You get the other half to the polls.

Ding. Ding. Ding.

If you want a better country, you have to be a better citizen.

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Citizen K  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:43:42pm

re: #47 Belafon

You get the other half to the polls.

The problem is that the other half also contains the both siders, many of which seem to be unwilling to budge either. And just as prone to blaming Dems more than the GOP for anything that goes wrong.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:45:22pm

re: #49 Citizen K

The problem is that the other half also contains the both siders, many of which seem to be unwilling to budge either. And just as prone to blaming Dems more than the GOP for anything that goes wrong.

Then you’re saying it’s not half the country but more like 75%.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:45:56pm

re: #49 Citizen K

The problem is that the other half also contains the both siders, many of which seem to be unwilling to budge either. And just as prone to blaming Dems more than the GOP for anything that goes wrong.

But then how did we do so well in 2018?

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austin_blue  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:47:02pm

re: #49 Citizen K

The problem is that the other half also contains the both siders, many of which seem to be unwilling to budge either. And just as prone to blaming Dems more than the GOP for anything that goes wrong.

You are right. We should just give up and stick a pistol in our mouths and pull the trigger.

I’m sorry, but I can’t tolerate that you are giving up the high ground 7 months before election day. This is why we lost in ‘16.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:48:14pm

This is what I feared, psychological second order effects.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:49:44pm
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sagehen  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:52:35pm

re: #12 Patricia Kayden

5 weeks ago: 1 death
4 weeks ago: 19 deaths
3 weeks ago: 58 deaths
2 weeks ago: 323 deaths
1 week ago: 2,043 deaths
Right now: 8,488 deaths

Five more doublings:

17,000
35,000
70,000
140,000
280,000

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Dave In Austin  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:53:23pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:53:59pm

I could read this story every hour of every day.

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Citizen K  Apr 4, 2020 • 9:54:05pm

re: #52 austin_blue

You are right. We should just give up and stick a pistol in our mouths and pull the trigger.

I’m sorry, but I can’t tolerate that you are giving up the high ground 7 months before election day. This is why we lost in ‘16.

When it feels like I’m surrounded by folks who, facing the worst president of the modern area, possibly the worst health crisis of the modern era, and potentially one of the worst economic crises within the last 50 years, have decided intractably that it’s the Dems that are the problem and have vowed to work crossways to deny the Dems any victory in NOvember, I can’t exactly help but freak the fuck out. Especially when many of these people are some folks I’ve known for years and have been fairly reliable people who have decided ‘NO, Dems are the enemy and they need to die now!!”while Trump and the GOP seem to get a general pass for everything because they’ve decided they’re a villain for another day.

I’m not in a fucking good place right now and I’m venting, I’m sorry for being the usual fucking debbie downer I always am, but I feel like with all the shit I’m seeing I’m at a fucking breaking point.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:03:25pm

re: #58 Citizen K

Please take a deep breath. Calm yourself because you’re not helping yourself. I know it’s hard (in had my annual drink today and may again tomorrow).

Smoke a joint. Run up and down some stairs. Whatever helps get you through. Stay informed but disconnect if it becomes too much.

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Belafon  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:05:58pm

re: #55 sagehen

Five more doublings:

17,000
35,000
70,000
140,000
280,000

if it doesn’t slow down, then in 4 weeks, Trump could pass the entire swine flu totals.

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teleskiguy  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:07:44pm

re: #54 goddamnedfrank

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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:08:01pm

Trump should step down.

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teleskiguy  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:10:50pm
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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:12:03pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:14:45pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:20:04pm

re: #62 Dread Pirate

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Trump should step down.

Long ago.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:20:47pm

re: #62 Dread Pirate

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Trump should step down.

For the record, the travel ban that Trump uses to defend himself came on Jan 31. The outbreak on the Diamond Princess became public news on Feb 4. In the weeks that followed, the CinC was golfing, holding rallies, and making public statements about how COVID-19 was “no worse than the flu” and the worry over such was a “hoax.”

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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:30:32pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:31:49pm

Ordering from Amazon has become an adventure.

Shipping dates can change radically once this or that item is added to the cart, even when the item is “fulfillment by Amazon”.

And given the feeling at the grocery store tonight, I wonder how we’re all going to do this lockdown for weeks on end.

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austin_blue  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:33:46pm

I’m off to bed. Please sleep well and be safe.

The southern states between Florida and Louisiana and to the north are about to explode.

Not enough testing is available nation wide. Not enough PPE is available nation wide.

Not enough masks and gloves are available nation wide to allow people to go and buy food.

Stay at home orders and social distancing are great, but we common folk need to buy food, and that doesn’t work without ground level, individual PPE to to get it safely.

It’s a national, government level holocaust because Our Killer President wanted to keep his ratings up.

Spit.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:35:21pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:38:48pm

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danarchy  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:49:38pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 10:55:24pm

New Jersey Department of State official Website.

New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed Executive Order #114, a proclamation placing the US and state flag of New Jersey at half-mast indefinitely, as a mark of respect for those lost to the Covid-19 epidemic, until such time as the epidemic ends or the order is otherwise revoked.

Executive Order #114

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:08:07pm

I don’t have a source, but I believe that is the first time a governmental entity of any level ever ordered an indefinite half-mast notice.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:13:59pm

re: #69 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Ordering from Amazon has become an adventure.

Shipping dates can change radically once this or that item is added to the cart, even when the item is “fulfillment by Amazon”.

And given the feeling at the grocery store tonight, I wonder how we’re all going to do this lockdown for weeks on end.

The truth is we’re not.

To be honest, I doubt Americans have the patience for it. The plutocrats are already floating a few trial balloons - graded isolation of just the elderly, 100k deaths are a small price to pay, and so forth - to see what Americans will tolerate. The answer, as always, is that they will tolerate anything they’re told to if the TV repeats it enough, and it will be hard to keep people caring about something as abstract as deaths.

Isolation has slowly started to work in the hardest hit areas. Spain and Italy are losing about a thousand people a day, but the doubling rate has slowed considerably. While the US is behind the curve a bit, I expect that doubling rate will also slow, as it has elsewhere, and we may well start to see the curve level off, maybe at 30,000 deaths or so. At that point, we will have been on lockdown for at least two weeks, which is practically an eternity. The voices crying that 30,000 deaths is a tiny amount, less than car accidents, less than the flu, and that the experts know nothing because they predicted a million deaths and here we are doing fine, will become overwhelming. After a few weeks of isolation, 30,000 or so deaths will seem meaningless, especially when they expected 100k at least. The god emperor will be praised as a deity for only 30,000 deaths. Those who say that isolation is working and we should keep doing what’s working will be scorned as fearmongers. And America will reopen.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:17:31pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:19:30pm

I wonder how many of the DC Press Corpse have to die before they actually stop kissing Trump’s ass?

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danarchy  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:22:11pm

re: #69 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Ordering from Amazon has become an adventure.

Shipping dates can change radically once this or that item is added to the cart, even when the item is “fulfillment by Amazon”.

And given the feeling at the grocery store tonight, I wonder how we’re all going to do this lockdown for weeks on end.

To be honest I have found walmart.com has been more reliable on delivery estimates and speed. I don’t know if that is because they aren’t prioritizing things the same way amazon is or something about their physical stores making their distribution and supply chain more robust. I am not a big walmart fan, but if they can get me what I need in a reasonable time frame they’ll have to do.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:28:53pm

WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning (Raw Story)

“This pandemic, this is the result of a fallen world that has turned its back on God,” he added.

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:29:46pm

re: #80 Anymouse 🌹🏡

WATCH: Franklin Graham tells Jeanine Pirro coronavirus pandemic is because of people sinning (Raw Story)

You ever notice that the wingnut “God” is every bit as petty and bitter as the guy they worship in the Oval Office?

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:30:00pm

re: #79 danarchy

To be honest I have found walmart.com has been more reliable on delivery estimates and speed.

Ok, so I’m shopping for some fiber. Here’s the product I buy, ordered from Amazon, but here is tonight’s price on Walmart:

Even eBay sellers don’t price gouge that much!

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Targetpractice  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:31:00pm

re: #82 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Ok, so I’m shopping for some fiber. Here’s the product I buy, ordered from Amazon, but here is tonight’s price on Walmart:

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Even eBay sellers don’t price gouge that much!

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:32:55pm

re: #76 Renaissance_Man

California has been on lockdown since the nineteenth (some places longer), the time has just been extended to early May, and I’m not seeing any signs of rebellion. Of course our curve is beginning to bend.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:33:12pm

re: #81 Targetpractice

You ever notice that the wingnut “God” is every bit as petty and bitter as the guy they worship in the Oval Office?

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:33:54pm

re: #76 Renaissance_Man

What you’ve posted there is almost identical to what’s happening in Czech Republic - and a couple days back, the PM here announced that he’s fine with ending the state of emergency on April 30th. Originally, he and the Interior Minister wanted to continue it until mid-May, but there’s strong opposition to that not only in the Czech Parliament, but opposition to going that long from his silent coalition partners, the KSČM (Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia) and without the support of the KSČM, an extension of the current state of emergency can’t get through Parliament (any state of emergency has to be renewed every 30 days with parliamentary approval).

So….looks like the great experiment will soon begin, come April 30th.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:34:24pm

re: #84 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

California has been on lockdown since the nineteenth (some places longer), the time has just been extended to early May, and I’m not seeing any signs of rebellion. Of course our curve is beginning to bend.

We haven’t been on “targeted health measures” quite as long, but there doesn’t appear to be any rebellion in Nebraska either. I’d think that my area, the most conservative, would be the first to revolt, but that hasn’t happened.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:34:59pm

re: #84 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

It’s not so much rebellion I’m seeing, but people seem distraught in the stores.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:35:34pm

re: #82 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Ok, so I’m shopping for some fiber. Here’s the product I buy, ordered from Amazon, but here is tonight’s price on Walmart:

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Even eBay sellers don’t price gouge that much!

I just pulled up the walmart page and got $15.99 for that same item. Maybe it was a glitch?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:38:43pm

re: #88 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s not so much rebellion I’m seeing, but people seem distraught in the stores.

So far pretty cheerful around here. Eggs and paper products were there for a while, Friday gone again.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:39:39pm

re: #89 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

I just pulled up the walmart page and got $15.99 for that same item. Maybe it was a glitch?

There are several sellers.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:40:41pm
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The Ghost of a Flea  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:45:28pm

re: #81 Targetpractice

Reactionary Childpuncher God and Trump serve the same function for people who support them…a mirror of their own wants, gussied up with authority; the voice that takes their vices and pettiness and declares them sacred and legitimate by fiat.

A self-inflicted straw man fallacy.

Like that Spiderman pointing at Spiderman meme, plus the Human Centipede diagram, plus Marx’s 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:46:36pm

PM and Dominic Raab warn against ‘damaging protectionism’ amid Donald Trump’s face mask row

The Foreign Secretary said countries risked “compounding the harm of COVID-19” with protectionism after the US was accused of intercepting face mask shipments.

Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, Dominic Raab said: “The Prime Minister, Trade Secretary and I are pressing the G7 and G20 groups of major economies to keep trade routes open - and avoid compounding the harm of COVID-19 with damaging protectionism.

“Team-work is essential to beating coronavirus.

“The Prime Minister is determined to unite the country behind the national mission at home, and bring countries together abroad - so we rise to a global challenge that threatens us all.”

His comments come after a German-bound consignment of 200,000 face masks was “confiscated” in Bangkok in what Berlin officials called an act of “modern piracy”.

According to the country’s interior minister Andreas Geisel, the goods were likely diverted back to the US.

[…]

Given Trump’s all-in with war crimes, piracy is just not a bad thing in Trump’s view.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:47:01pm

Corporate hospital CEO asshat in New York is bitching about the slow pace of accepting patients aboard the USNS Comfort.

Navy Hospital Ship Sits Mostly Empty As Coronavirus Cripples New York (Vanity Fair)

Said asshat, Michael Dowling of Northwell Health, is complaining about “a tangle of military protocols and bureaucratic hurdles” keeping patients from being rapidly transferred to the ship.

Okay, corporate asshat (I really hate capitalism uber alles):

a) The Comfort isn’t there for your comfort, or your profit margin.
b) Said “military protocols and bureaucratic hurdles” are there to keep the virus off the ship. If it gets aboard, the whole exercise is a waste and your hospital corporation still gets no relief.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:47:02pm

re: #84 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

California has been on lockdown since the nineteenth (some places longer), the time has just been extended to early May, and I’m not seeing any signs of rebellion. Of course our curve is beginning to bend.

I’m not either, except from execs and admin types who are seeing how much money they’re losing every day. But the US news media, as a whole, has not put their weight behind it yet. California is bracing for something similar to New York, and it hasn’t happened yet, in no small part because measures were taken early.

I do think that over the next month, we will see the media narrative work to change American’s expectations. The exponential growth is still slow enough that, assuming the US stays at about a thousand deaths a day for a week or so, the narrative will shift to ‘we expected hundreds of thousands dead, this is no big deal’. Once the media narrative starts to pressure governors to lift lockdowns and bow down to the god emperor, it will be a lot harder for them to keep going.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:48:00pm

re: #91 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

There are several sellers.

I didn’t see the one you did — highest price was about $22.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:51:31pm

re: #96 Renaissance_Man

I’m not seeing any sign of media pressure to end the lockdown either, despite the best efforts of DT and his cronies.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 4, 2020 • 11:59:07pm

The Midwest Theatre in Scottsbluff decided, since they are closed due to the epidemic, to run a “pop-up” theatre. (That is, a drive-in.)

They started with a showing at the Legacy of the Plains Museum on the side of a semi trailer.

Since then, several businesses and wealthy people got behind the idea, donating money and equipment to construct a proper drive-in.

starherald.com

They are limiting it to sixty cars per showing. There is no admission, but the Midwest takes donations (the Midwest is a not-for-profit and on the National Register of Historic Places). They also have a drive-through for concessions.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:07:30am

All schools in Nebraska are now closed. The state Education Commissioner says he’s concerned that many students won’t be able to participate in remote learning in the state (due primarily to lack of Internet service). He notes his fourth-grade son receives paper packets from his school.

Asked about what happens if closures continue into the next year, he said like last year’s historic floods in the east, there are lessons to be learned now which can be applied to next school year.

There are about 366,000 students out of school in Nebraska.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:12:22am
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:18:10am

re: #96 Renaissance_Man

I’m not either, except from execs and admin types who are seeing how much money they’re losing every day. But the US news media, as a whole, has not put their weight behind it yet. California is bracing for something similar to New York, and it hasn’t happened yet, in no small part because measures were taken early.

I do think that over the next month, we will see the media narrative work to change American’s expectations. The exponential growth is still slow enough that, assuming the US stays at about a thousand deaths a day for a week or so, the narrative will shift to ‘we expected hundreds of thousands dead, this is no big deal’. Once the media narrative starts to pressure governors to lift lockdowns and bow down to the god emperor, it will be a lot harder for them to keep going.

We’re already over a thousand deaths a day, most States haven’t even picked up steam and the fuckery in Red States is still bearing rotten fruit. Pretty sure we’re going to hit numbers that just shock the conscience of anybody with one.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:20:44am

Why disinfect outdoors? It’ll die quickly and nobody is there.

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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:21:24am

re: #39 The Ghost of a Flea

Petty, but likely also a grift.

They’re buying with OPM, passing them along to distributors—who are probably talking directly to someone like Kushner—to be bid on. As desperation goes up, prices in the market goes up. Feds stepping in to buy lots but then not distributing them directly creates artificial scarcity. And as the disease expands through the population, state by state scarcity will increase naturally as well.

I mean, most public-private partnerships are a grift where the “private” sector lobbies to create massively advantageous terms (no bid contracts, for example, or anything relating to criminal sentencing) but also buy politicians so they’ll never be called to account for not delivering what was promised, or only late and at ridiculously padded costs.

I assume there are kickbacks to the Trump family and the Kushners, since they must be desperate for cash at this point with almost all their properties shut down. I’m sure they decided that they deserve it for all their public service, you know.

I don’t consider this random cynicism: they are going to be desperate, and they’re all sociopaths.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:21:35am
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CBGB  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:21:57am

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

My lizard brain keeps telling me “No, it’s not gonna be that bad, this is gonna taper off, and everything will be fine, and then we can argue over whether or not this was an overreaction.”

My lizard brain is an idiot.

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ckkatz  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:28:18am

re: #91 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

For those facing supply chain issues with Amazon, here are some ‘vetted’ alternatives and other ideas. Obviously, when there are absolutely none in the supply chain at all, the alternatives are also unlikely to have it on hand.

Beyond mail-order suppliers, other alternatives are to see if a local shop might have it on hand and to see if the manufacturer will sell to the public.

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

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:30:03am
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danarchy  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:35:04am

re: #107 ckkatz

For those facing supply chain issues with Amazon, here are some ‘vetted’ alternatives and other ideas. Obviously, when there are absolutely none in the supply chain at all, the alternatives are also unlikely to have it on hand.

Beyond mail-order suppliers, other alternatives are to see if a local shop might have it on hand and to see if the manufacturer will sell to the public.

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

I was hoping for some not so obvious alternatives. They basically just gave links to big box store web pages, as if people don’t already try those.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:36:22am

May the Cull not be with you. Some interesting parallels here. I’ve known about this for years.

“Highly lethal pathogens (e.g., hantaviruses, hendra virus, anthrax, or plague) pose unique public-health problems, because they seem to periodically flare into outbreaks before disappearing into long quiescent phases. A key element to their possible control and eradication is being able to understand where they persist in the latent phase and how to identify the conditions that result in sporadic epidemics or epizootics. In American grasslands, plague, caused by Yersinia pestis, exemplifies this quiescent-outbreak pattern, because it sporadically erupts in epizootics that decimate prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) colonies, yet the causes of outbreaks and mechanisms for interepizootic persistence of this disease are poorly understood.”

Plague outbreaks in prairie dog populations explained by percolation thresholds of alternate host abundance

It’s worth a minute or 2 for a deeper looksee

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:44:14am

re: #4 The Pie Overlord!

Hydroxychloroquin was supposed to be his Hail Mary play of plays: a simple, inexpensive “cure” that would save millions and forever prove his brilliance and eminence to all those doubters and so-called “experts”…he is still clinging to it.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:45:39am

re: #13 Dread Pirate

South Korea also has a functioning government, we don’t.

I believe the reason given on Fox News is that they are “not a democracy”.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:47:37am

re: #20 Anymouse 🌹🏡

There are a whole lot of people (I suspect mostly who live in cities) who do not understand how either agriculture or capitalism work.

As farmers dump the food they usually sell to restaurants, food banks are struggling to feed the spike in people who can’t afford groceries

Our established systems of agriculture and food supply are only tenuously connected to anything we might understand as a “free market”…

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ckkatz  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:48:42am

re: #109 danarchy

I was hoping for some not so obvious alternatives. They basically just gave links to big box store web pages, as if people don’t already try those.

Understand, and to some degree, I agree.

On the other hand, I am not expert, nor always completely up to date, with every class of products and their sellers. I was not familiar with some that they mentioned. With others, I was not knowledgeable whether they were trustworthy. And, frankly, I had forgotten about some.

Certainly, any knowledgeable suggestions on which vendors to use, or even who to avoid for any particular product class certainly would be welcomed, at least by me.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:49:01am

re: #28 retired cynic

If a doctor or nurse serving during this crisis ever votes Republican again…

or Tory…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:50:11am

re: #35 jaunte

This is a fangtooth, also known as ogrefish 🐟 it’s only been spotted a few times in decades of ocean research.

truly one of the awesomest creatures of the bathysphere

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:51:44am

re: #47 Belafon

You get the other half to the polls.

we already have more than half, we just need to make sure they get to the polls, in the right places and that their votes are properly counted and tallied.

we can no longer take that as a given, either.

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ckkatz  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:56:50am

re: #116 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

truly one of the awesomest creatures of the bathysphere

They and some of their deepsea ‘friends’ are indeed fierce looking.

On the other hand, the biggest one apparently only reaches about 6” size.

And on either hand, I have absolutely no interest in handling one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:58:38am

re: #118 ckkatz

They and some of their deepsea ‘friends’ are indeed fierce looking.

On the other hand, the biggest one apparently only reaches about 6” size.

And on either hand, I have absolutely no interest in handling one.

oh no, and I appreciate the thought that they inhabit a part of the world I am not likely to ever get near unless I am on the way down after being buried at sea…

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ckkatz  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:05:36am

I agree. I suspect that were I buried at sea I would not be particularly bothered about invading their ‘space’.

As I am a fairly large individual (6’5”), I have generally avoided enclosed spaces, like bathyspheres.

When I was in the Army I specifically went to towed artillery because I found self propelled artillery a literal headache.

Plus there are all sorts of moving parts that it is better not to be near at inopportune moments. Like the breach of of the cannon when the driver decides to stop or turn suddenly. Fortunately that learning opportunity of a faceplant was performed by someone else.

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ckkatz  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:07:08am

Well, off to bed. Sweet scaly dreams to all!

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Targetpractice  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:07:56am

re: #111 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Hydroxychloroquin was supposed to be his Hail Mary play of plays: a simple, inexpensive “cure” that would save millions and forever prove his brilliance and eminence to all those doubters and so-called “experts”…he is still clinging to it.

Ayep. Every “solution” he’s tried to offer (chloroquine, quarantining the “at-risk,” cloth masks, etc) has at its core the same concept: Getting back to “normal” as quickly as possible. Why? Because every week, every month, that goes by with the country paralyzed due to shelter-in-place orders is shortening the time that the economy has to “boom” before November.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:10:53am

re: #122 Targetpractice

Ayep. Every “solution” he’s tried to offer (chloroquine, quarantining the “at-risk,” cloth masks, etc) has at its core the same concept: Getting back to “normal” as quickly as possible. Why? Because every week, every month, that goes by with the country paralyzed due to shelter-in-place orders is shortening the time that the economy has to “boom” before November.

Because he is fixated on the simple equation booming economy = re-election and cannot begin to see that people will support him, even with a damaged economy, if he shows determined and effective leadership.

Because he has no concept of what that means, nor does he have the character, experience nor the right people around him to assist in providing it.

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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:12:17am

G-d-bothering and coronavirus don’t mix well, it looks like.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:14:08am

‘Morning, All. Another day awaiting the painful rebirth of the national psyche.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:16:17am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:17:05am

re: #124 ericblair

G-d-bothering and coronavirus don’t mix well, it looks like.

Maybe they have it backwards, and all the buttsecks is the cure for the virus.

What then?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:18:49am

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Maybe they have it backwards, and all the buttsecks” is the cure for the virus.

What then?

It has already been proven that religious gatherings have been a major vector in spreading the disease…I think the answer is clear.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:19:28am

re: #127 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Maybe they have it backwards, and all the buttsecks” is the cure for the virus.

What then?

Then you check the values for K & Y in the Kabbalah.

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Targetpractice  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:20:51am

re: #123 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Because he is fixated on the simple equation booming economy = re-election and cannot begin to see that people will support him even with a damaged economy, if he shows determined leadership.

Because he has no concept of what that means, nor does he have the character, experience nor the right people around him to assist in providing it.

To be fair, for months now every pundit from here to Azerbaijan has said that if he got to November with a booming Dow and UE under 4%, he had a better than even chance of winning reelection. That the “undecideds” could break for late in the game because they’re convinced that a “strong” economy is worth putting up with the other shit he’s gotten up to.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:24:18am

re: #130 Targetpractice

To be fair, for months now every pundit from here to Azerbaijan has said that if he got to November with a booming Dow and UE under 4%, he had a better than even chance of winning reelection. That the “undecideds” could break for late in the game because they’re convinced that a “strong” economy is worth putting up with the other shit he’s gotten up to.

And the opposite of that: Every pundit from here to the Central African Republic has been saying the Democrats want the economy to fail to get him out of office.

It’s friggin’ maddening. Nobody wants the economy to fail. Do they think liberals are breatharians or something?

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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:28:42am

This is the line for the Department of Unintended Consequences.

Fucking bloodymindedly stupid bureaucrats are getting people killed all over.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:30:13am

re: #3 The Pie Overlord!

So I read this thriller novel by David Baldacci, in which the heroic FBI agent uncovers an eeville plot (which I will not go into, because spoiler) but in the end reveals THE TRUTH to the media, who expose the plot & the President decides to not run for reelection.

Ah, escapist fiction.

Like the end of the movie version of “Clear and Present Danger” when Ryan is testifying to Congress.

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Targetpractice  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:30:55am

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹🏡

And the opposite of that: Every pundit from here to the Central African Republic has been saying the Democrats want the economy to fail to get him out of office.

It’s friggin’ maddening. Nobody wants the economy to fail. Do they think liberals are breatharians or something?

Binary partisanship: If one side wants something positive, the other side has to want the negative because it will mean the former fails and gets voted out of office. It’s (of course) taken to its logical extremes by the far ends of both sides of the spectrum.

Ex: Wingnuts want abortion banned period, so they assume any opposition to this means the person wants abortion to including babies the moment they’re born.

Ex: Berners want M4A, so they assume anybody who so much as criticizes such as wanting people dying in the streets due to lack of care.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:31:16am

re: #132 ericblair

It’s all cool, several of them are wearing masks.

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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:40:29am

re: #133 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Like the end of the movie version of “Clear and Present Danger” when Ryan is testifying to Congress.

There are a lot of sci-fi movies and series where the whole point is to hijack the Big Omnipresent TV Screens for one minute to Tell the People The Truth, which causes them to revolt and overthrow the government in about five minutes. Seems touchingly naive now, to us anyway.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:40:36am

I’m going to log out and watch some more uplifting television: “Dark Shadows.”

Currently, the doctor is trying to figure out why Maggie Evans (the waitress in the hotel coffee shop) has puncture wounds in her neck and is extremely anaemic, while Barnabas Collins continues to ingratiate himself to the Collins family.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:41:11am

This is the greatest of human-eradication movies:

Five individuals from five nations, including the “Superpowers” (USA, USSR and China), suddenly find themselves on an alien spacecraft. An alien gives each a container holding capsules. No power on Earth can open a given container except a mental command from the person to whom it is given. Each person has been provided with the power of life and death. Any of these individuals has the capability to instantaneously launch the capsules to whatever coordinates he/she chooses, and each capsule will then eradicate all human life within a 3,000-mile radius of its designated location.

imdb.com

Spoiler protection:

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:44:47am

re: #136 ericblair

There are a lot of sci-fi movies and series where the whole point is to hijack the Big Omnipresent TV Screens for one minute to Tell the People The Truth, which causes them to revolt and overthrow the government in about five minutes. Seems touchingly naive now, to us anyway.

Like the Arnold film version of “The Running Man”.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:48:04am

Just picking stuff out of my iTunes library to play.

Alison Krauss & Union Station - If I Didn’t Know Any Better

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 2:07:00am

Some (potentially) interesting goings-on in Brazil….one of those “big if true” sort of things:

Jair Bolsonaro’s irresponsibility in the face of the SARS-CoV-2 virus crisis may have irritated the Armed Forces into choosing Chief Minister of the Civil House, Walter Braga Netto, as the new operational president of Brazil, it was reported today.

Brasil 247 portal quoted Argentine investigative journalist Horacio Verbitsky, saying that a high-ranking officer in the Brazilian Army told a peer from Argentina in a telephone conversation, that Bolsonaro is not heard by authorities when making decisions.

‘The Brazilian party reported they had made the decision to ignore President Bolsonaro in all important decisions,’ said the communicator on the program. ‘There will be consequences’, says the quote by Radio El Destape.

Verbitsky stated that Bolsonaro acts as ‘a monarch without effective power’ and that General Walter Braga Netto of the Civil House is now in charge of the country.

Military website defesanet.com.br, considered the most important news page in the areas of defense, strategy, intelligence and security in Latin America, also confirmed that Braga Neto will be in charge of directing and centralizing all government administration, at least while the crisis lasts due to the Covid-19.

plenglish.com

So far, this is still in the “grain of salt” category for me. That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if this actually happened, given Brazil’s history.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 3:49:04am

re: #131 Anymouse 🌹🏡

And the opposite of that: Every pundit from here to the Central African Republic has been saying the Democrats want the economy to fail to get him out of office.

It’s friggin’ maddening. Nobody wants the economy to fail. Do they think liberals are breatharians or something?

Wasn’t Marco Rubio going on about liberals “rejoicing” at the falling stock market and rising death toll? It fits in well with their baby-killer death-cult narrative.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 3:50:43am

re: #134 Targetpractice

Binary partisanship: If one side wants something positive, the other side has to want the negative…

Ex: Berners want Bernie or bust, so if they can’t get Bernie, might as well vote for Trump

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Targetpractice  Apr 5, 2020 • 3:53:17am
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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 4:11:31am

NOT NOW, CHERNOBYL

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Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 4:12:54am

re: #145 ericblair

[Embedded content]

NOT NOW, CHERNOBYL

:dons Scottish accent:
Brilliant. Foookin’ Brilliant.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 4:21:12am

I found an abandoned vodka bottle on my last walk, just in the right position to act as a magnifying glass and ignite a forest fire. I removed it to a safer location.

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Kilroy was here  Apr 5, 2020 • 4:54:14am

Watching Trump sign a printouts of a Dow Jones Industrial Average chart as his rubes cheered on, was the equivalent of watching Jim Jones signing Dixie Cups in Guyana on November 18, 1978.

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jeffreyw  Apr 5, 2020 • 4:58:32am

Good morning!

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Amory Blaine  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:19:17am

Them two in the middle are troublemakers.

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Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:22:49am

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Targetpractice  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:28:08am

re: #151 Teukka

[Embedded content]

Written by:

George R.R. Martin

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Axolotl  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:28:10am

re: #59 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Please take a deep breath. Calm yourself because you’re not helping yourself. I know it’s hard (in had my annual drink today and may again tomorrow).

Smoke a joint. Run up and down some stairs. Whatever helps get you through. Stay informed but disconnect if it becomes too much.

I agree. I am not sure why I am reading all this doom and gloom.

Well, maybe I do and it is somewhat warranted.

I would agree with stepping away for a few days. Recharge the battery, watch some meaningless junk.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:31:34am

I knew, even in my most optimistic mood that things would have to get worse before they could get better, but the latest developments are taxing my optimism.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:31:36am

I went to my local Acme and found … rubbing alcohol.

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William Lewis  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:38:45am

re: #152 Targetpractice

Written by:

George R.R. Martin

Produced by Uwe Boll?

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Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:39:34am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:40:11am

re: #156 William Lewis

Produced by Uwe Boll?

Soundtrack by Jandek

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:42:39am

re: #157 Teukka

she is infectiously pretty…

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Axolotl  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:42:41am

re: #79 danarchy

To be honest I have found walmart.com has been more reliable on delivery estimates and speed. I don’t know if that is because they aren’t prioritizing things the same way amazon is or something about their physical stores making their distribution and supply chain more robust. I am not a big walmart fan, but if they can get me what I need in a reasonable time frame they’ll have to do.

I have been working from home with 4 teenagers so I had to order equipment from Best Buy. We had enough computers for tooling around but after pressure testing we learned some were just to slow etc.

Best Buy has twice delivered the equipment a day early.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:43:03am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Ex: Berners want Bernie or bust, so if they can’t get Bernie, might as well vote for Trump

Please remember that Twitter is very far from real life. Your average person isn’t on Twitter and only pays attention in the weeks leading up to a primary (if then), and again on the approach to the General (if then).

Dem turnout is double digits higher everywhere… Proven fact from actual voting.

I know it’s easy to see everything bad right now. There is a lot of bad. But Bernie Bros in Twitter isn’t one of them.

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:52:02am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Corporate hospital CEO asshat in New York is bitching about the slow pace of accepting patients aboard the USNS Comfort.

Navy Hospital Ship Sits Mostly Empty As Coronavirus Cripples New York (Vanity Fair)

Said asshat, Michael Dowling of Northwell Health, is complaining about “a tangle of military protocols and bureaucratic hurdles” keeping patients from being rapidly transferred to the ship.

Okay, corporate asshat (I really hate capitalism uber alles):

a) The Comfort isn’t there for your comfort, or your profit margin.
b) Said “military protocols and bureaucratic hurdles” are there to keep the virus off the ship. If it gets aboard, the whole exercise is a waste and your hospital corporation still gets no relief.

All the NYC metro area hospitals are treating every patient coming thru the door as a potential covid19 vector, because the number of patients that initially come in for anything as innocuous as a broken leg can suddenly present as covid19 within hours.

They have to treat everyone as a risk for covid19, so even the Javits center is now being treated as a covid19 facility. The Comfort too.

It’s not just about asshat CEOs who are forcing staff to work with limited PPE. It’s about the fact that this disease is so pervasive among patients that they have to treat all patients as possible covid19 cases (and to prevent spread to those patients too).

It’s all fucked up precisely because there’s insufficient testing.

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:53:27am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:54:25am

re: #162 lawhawk

A corporate hospital CEO might know how to run medical operations for private profit, but not for the benefit of the greater community.

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:56:03am

re: #132 ericblair

Just like how Trump’s idiot TSA screening on arriving international flights funneled everyone from all manner of flights into a single line with no social distancing, and then allowed them to fly on to their domestic locations with no screening at all.

It’s a recipe for spreading this disease far and wide.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:57:13am

re: #161 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Please remember that Twitter is very far from real life. Your average person isn’t on Twitter and only pays attention in the weeks leading up to a primary (if then), and again on the approach to the General (if then).

Dem turnout is double digits higher everywhere… Proven fact from actual voting.

I know it’s easy to see everything bad right now. There is a lot of bad. But Bernie Bros in Twitter isn’t one of them.

Yep.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 5:59:47am

Not real but so so funny.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:00:03am

re: #163 lawhawk

Wake up this AM, find that US has 312,000+ cases; 8500+ deaths, and Spain has overtaken Italy in the total cases reported but Italy has ~3000 more deaths than Spain.

I hate this alt-universe Sportscenter.

Germany, with just over 1/4 the US population (83 million vs 330 milion), has nearly 100K cases and around 1500 fatalities. Their rate of doubling is now nearly 10 days. The US and UK are still doubling every 5 days.

But for that, New York State, with a population of 20 million, has more cases and fatalities than Germany…that is f*cking scary.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:02:04am

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

It’s not just scary, it’s mass fucking murder.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:03:15am

re: #163 lawhawk

Just wait….

In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering

In states with many uninsured citizens, few hospitals and leaders who have not required citizens to stay home, a disaster is looming.

nytimes.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:05:58am

re: #170 Dr Lizardo

Just wait….

nytimes.com

States rights.//

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:06:11am
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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:09:26am

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

Totally scary. And people in red states think that they’re not going to get this so they’re not going to bother with social distancing or stay at home orders? They’re fucking insane.

Why? Because this disease is in all states and regions. And it takes just one person to infect dozens or hundreds. A single church gathering could result in 100s or 1000s of cases from direct contact. We’ve seen that repeatedly here in the US and around the world.

The New Rochelle outbreak was centered on a bar mitzvah. A single person infected spread it to dozens of other people, who spread it to dozens of other people, and pretty soon you had it ripping through NYC. South Korea had over 1000 cases tied to a single church gathering. It’s nuts.

Georgia’s Gov. Kemp issued a shelter in place, and immediately rolled back the rule to allow people to go to the beach. Other states, like FL issued shelter in place late, but then loosened stricter rules in the localities that were trying to get ahead of the problem since DeSantis dragged his feet.

DeBlasio in NYC fucked this up in any number of ways, including not shutting things down sooner, but without the public complying with these rules, it’s even harder. You can’t assume that even a statewide shelter in place will get 100% compliance. But NYC and urban areas have it even harder since getting food requires going into dense population areas - going into an elevator for instance, or on buses and public transportation.

If this were a zombie apocalypse, I don’t think we’d be doing any better because people would ignore the facts in front of them.

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:09:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:10:02am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

LOL. Meanwhile, in the UK…..

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Video

Life imitates parody: this from March 31

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:13:45am

re: #175 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

DALEK Relaxation Meditation for Humans Remastered

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:13:53am

re: #173 lawhawk

The New Rochelle outbreak was centered on a bar mitzvah. A single person infected spread it to dozens of other people, who spread it to dozens of other people, and pretty soon you had it ripping through NYC. South Korea had over 1000 cases tied to a single church gathering. It’s nuts.

If this were a zombie apocalypse, I don’t think we’d be doing any better because people would ignore the facts in front of them.

The outbreak in France centered around a religious festival in Mulhouse near the Rhine.

Although I am no big zombie fan, I found World War Z (the novel, the the awful film) exemplary for describing how humanity deals with most any crisis: first covering up, then denying, then releasing false or misleading information to avoid “panic”, all of which contribute to making the crisis worse, followed by even greater panic resulting from people finding out what has been really happening all along, etc….

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:19:40am

re: #177 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The book is fabulous about how ability to deal with a crisis. And right now, I am watching Trumpists look to the antimalaria drugs in the same way that the book dealt with phalanx - it was a placebo that did nothing to stop the spread.

And I find it ironic that the NY outbreak centered on New Rochelle, which is just down the road from Yonkers.

But that book assumed that the government would at least be aggressive in trying to fight the disease. Instead, we have a federal government that is failing in every way imaginable, and it’s up to the individual states to try and hold things together.

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garzooma  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:25:32am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:27:42am

re: #179 garzooma

Like drunkenness?

Franklin should get the first stone.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:31:46am

re: #178 lawhawk

The book is fabulous about how ability to deal with a crisis. And right now, I am watching Trumpists look to the antimalaria drugs in the same way that the book dealt with phalanx - it was a placebo that did nothing to stop the spread.

And I find it ironic that the NY outbreak centered on New Rochelle, which is just down the road from Yonkers.

But that book assumed that the government would at least be aggressive in trying to fight the disease. Instead, we have a federal government that is failing in every way imaginable, and it’s up to the individual states to try and hold things together.

At this point in ways the Federal government is making it worse. The hijackings, bidding wars, and unnecessary competition for equipment is not a reasoned out response. It’s either blatant incompetence or purposeful malevolence to allow a few to profit at others’ expense (their lives).

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:33:50am

Today is a good day for oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, and a little heavy cream on top for breffist.

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:37:26am

Our President on January 20, 2025 is on with Chris Wallace.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:46:52am

Details matter. USA Today fucked it up.

Thread.

And the spoiler…

There’s more. 🤬

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:47:30am

Life goes on in these crazy times. Here is a bit of good news:

My daughter, in Israel, just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! This makes 45 grandkids!

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:49:11am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

RCBlBco0Fud5T6fzzEaR8GtNxeuXap42

Wow. 45 grandkids.

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Jay C  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:49:15am

re: #162 lawhawk

All the NYC metro area hospitals are treating every patient coming thru the door as a potential covid19 vector, because the number of patients that initially come in for anything as innocuous as a broken leg can suddenly present as covid19 within hours.

They have to treat everyone as a risk for covid19, so even the Javits center is now being treated as a covid19 facility. The Comfort too.

It’s not just about asshat CEOs who are forcing staff to work with limited PPE. It’s about the fact that this disease is so pervasive among patients that they have to treat all patients as possible covid19 cases (and to prevent spread to those patients too).

It’s all fucked up precisely because there’s insufficient testing.

All sadly, but very true. My wife had to be admitted to the hospital on Friday (a Northwell facility, by the by) for a serious, but unrelated matter: they tested her immediately upon arrival (with some sort of expedited process: we found out she was CV-negative within several hours, my testers said it would take a week to hear back), and treated her as a suspected COVID-19 case every minute she was there. Until she proved “clean”, in which case it was off to the “regular” areas of the hospital, with their “normal” standard of care - i.e. like a jail, but with oxygen.

That last bit is snarky and unfair though: that hospital (like all of them in the City) is working overtime and with diminished resources to deal with a pandemic situation unseen in a century: every single healthcare person I spoke to while waiting to be tested said they had never had to work so hard in such potentially-dangerous conditions with so little equipment in their entire careers. And these were not all young folks.

But your last line is spot-on: all the people I talked to made the same point: the optimal way to get a handle on epidemics is to try to mass-test as many people as possible: though when I broached this point to the med personnel, they quite agreed with, but then had to just shrug….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:52:01am

re: #178 lawhawk

The book is fabulous about how ability to deal with a crisis. And right now, I am watching Trumpists look to the antimalaria drugs in the same way that the book dealt with phalanx - it was a placebo that did nothing to stop the spread.

That was Trump’s last attempt at a Hail Mary play - had it worked it would have secured his re-election and elevated him to the status of hero, visionary, and savior of millions, while sending all those so-called “experts” and elitists scurrying back to their ivory towers to cringe and wither away in ignominy.

Which is why people are still clinging to it…

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:53:48am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

Life goes on in these crazy times. Here is a bit of good news:

My daughter, in Israel, just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! This makes 45 grandkids!

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:57:47am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 6:57:58am

re: #188 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That was Trump’s last attempt at a Hail Mary play - had it worked it would have secured his re-election and elevated him to the status of hero, visionary, and savior of millions, while sending all those so-called “experts” and elitists scurrying back to their ivory towers to cringe and wither away in ignominy.

Which is why people are still clinging to it…

Of course. It’s the hope to cling to rather than admitting you’ve been led down the primrose path and are essentially fooked.

I fully expect that they’ll quickly forget this drug and hype something else the moment anything pops up that looks like a successful treatment. Fox has already shown how quickly they can memory hole “Covid-19 is a hoax” and pivot towards something else.

(Much like how Trump will disappear down such a hole the moment he loses power. And Fox will be leading the lynch mob crying how they knew he was bad all along.)

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NetworkKed  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:00:02am

re: #182 Shropshire Slasher

Today is a good day for oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, and a little heavy cream on top for breffist.

You lost me at the cream. ICK! Liquids should be mixed with oatmeal before cooking, not after.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:02:54am

re: #190 The Pie Overlord!

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Always a whiny response from President King Friday.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:03:01am

I am spending another day watching my collection of TV shows and movies. Today’s selection is Pride and Prejudice (1995). There are a few things on PBS but they are on later today.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:03:43am
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Ace Rothstein  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:06:17am

There are so many ads for the Democrats with Trump’s own words. If they don’t use it effectively it’s criminal malpractice.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:06:34am

re: #194 PhillyPretzel

I am spending another day watching my collection of TV shows and movies. Today’s selection is Pride and Prejudice (1995). There are a few things on PBS but they are on later today.

Started binge watching Picard yesterday. Just about to the end of season 1

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:09:23am

re: #197 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Hmm. That gives me an idea. I will download my Downton Abbey collection and I will watch a season a day starting on Monday.

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Kilroy was here  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:14:00am

re: #172 Dr Lizardo

and he even has his own bathroom…

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:14:03am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

mOFpGsloqkfUKk+zbcBsYs/qZcBZuWl5

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:14:12am

Mrs dm wants the job of presidential slapper.

Every lie he starts to utter…..slap!!

Slap slap slap.
How long would it take him to stop lying? Probably he wouldn’t.

Imagine this:

Trump: “I”. Slap!!
Trump: ” the”. Slap slap!!!
Trump: “my” wappo slappo!

If he never stops lying she would sacrifice herself for us and never stop slapping

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:14:44am

re: #199 Kilroy was here

Dalek accessible. Nice.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:15:32am

re: #202 Dr Lizardo

Dalek accessible. Nice.

Has a nice ramp rather than stairs.

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makeitstop  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:18:09am

re: #203 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Has a nice ramp rather than stairs.

Daleks could just levitate past stairs if necessary, no?

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:19:13am

re: #204 makeitstop

Daleks could just levitate past stairs if necessary, no?

They were shown doing that at some point. But it’s been a running joke as a Dalek obstacle for years.

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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:19:34am

Lies, damned, lies and Fox statistics:

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:23:46am

re: #198 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. That gives me an idea. I will download my Downton Abbey collection and I will watch a season a day starting on Monday.

I’m doing it on the cheap. Got the 30 day free trial through Amazon Prime and plan on canceling once I get to the last season. If Disney has the same free offer I plan on hitting up the Mandalorian next.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:24:31am

re: #171 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

States rights.//

States wrong

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:25:29am

re: #149 jeffreyw

[Embedded content]

Good morning!

‘Morning.

Watching the world go by
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:25:54am

re: #207 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

That is how I am watching Rick Steves’s Europe. Since it is listed as Amazon Prime I can watch them whenever I want.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:26:11am

re: #173 lawhawk

Totally scary. And people in red states think that they’re not going to get this so they’re not going to bother with social distancing or stay at home orders? They’re fucking insane.

Why? Because this disease is in all states and regions. And it takes just one person to infect dozens or hundreds. A single church gathering could result in 100s or 1000s of cases from direct contact. We’ve seen that repeatedly here in the US and around the world.

The New Rochelle outbreak was centered on a bar mitzvah. A single person infected spread it to dozens of other people, who spread it to dozens of other people, and pretty soon you had it ripping through NYC. South Korea had over 1000 cases tied to a single church gathering. It’s nuts.

Georgia’s Gov. Kemp issued a shelter in place, and immediately rolled back the rule to allow people to go to the beach. Other states, like FL issued shelter in place late, but then loosened stricter rules in the localities that were trying to get ahead of the problem since DeSantis dragged his feet.

DeBlasio in NYC fucked this up in any number of ways, including not shutting things down sooner, but without the public complying with these rules, it’s even harder. You can’t assume that even a statewide shelter in place will get 100% compliance. But NYC and urban areas have it even harder since getting food requires going into dense population areas - going into an elevator for instance, or on buses and public transportation.

If this were a zombie apocalypse, I don’t think we’d be doing any better because people would ignore the facts in front of them.

Shorter:. The virus doesn’t care who you are where you live or what you “believe”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:27:10am

re: #155 PhillyPretzel

I went to my local Acme and found … rubbing alcohol.

These days we live for those moments.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:28:55am

Meh. Not exactly brutal. Mild at best.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:28:58am

re: #212 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Yes. Even the cashier did not know that it was in stock. It is 90% rubbing alcohol and comes in a quart sized bottle.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:30:50am

God this unemployment thing is confusing as hell. I’ve been trying to help my son through this and ack. He filed last weekend and got an email that he should apply every Sunday for the previous week. So he did last week and went to do this week’s. They said he got a payment (with taxes taken out after he waived that in the application) direct deposited on the third, but it’s not in his bank account. He also didn’t get that extra 600 dollars I thought was supposed to be there. The site also said his employer filed for him at some point during the week so he didn’t have to do that. This is confusing. Anyone dealing with this mess? I could use some help.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:32:38am

re: #207 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

I’m doing it on the cheap. Got the 30 day free trial through Amazon Prime and plan on canceling once I get to the last season. If Disney has the same free offer I plan on hitting up the Mandalorian next.

I made the mistake of signing on too early in the season…

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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:32:49am

re: #214 PhillyPretzel

Yes. Even the cashier did not know that it was in stock. It is 90% rubbing alcohol and comes in a quart sized bottle.

I learned something about alcohol as a disinfectant. More powerful at 70% strength because it evaporates slower. So I added a little water to my 90%. We started alternating alcohol, then bleach for common area surface cleaning sessions.

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jeffreyw  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:32:59am

re: #209 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

‘Morning.

[Embedded content]

Just biding his time…

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:34:46am

re: #217 Rightwingconspirator

I have to remember that. And I made my homemade disinfectant with Clorox. Thanks for the “recipe.”

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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:35:37am

COVID killed Democracy in Hungary. It could happen here. europeaninterest.eu

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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:36:12am

re: #219 PhillyPretzel

I have to remember that. And I made my homemade disinfectant with Clorox. Thanks for the “recipe.”

Safet at home, but still working together. :-)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:37:56am

re: #194 PhillyPretzel

I am spending another day watching my collection of TV shows and movies. Today’s selection is Pride and Prejudice (1995). There are a few things on PBS but they are on later today.

Last night the family had movie night. Popped some popcorn, plopped down and watched a double feature of Toy Story 4 and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:38:00am

re: #161 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I know it’s easy to see everything bad right now. There is a lot of bad. But Bernie Bros in Twitter isn’t one of them.

I wouldn’t go that far! What it isn’t is particularly significant.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:45:28am
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Jay C  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:48:52am

Dr. Fauci on Face The Nation: basically:
At least another 8-10 days before any slowdown in CV
Testing is vitally important

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 7:57:50am

re: #213 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Meh. Not exactly brutal. Mild at best.

considering the kid-glove treatment he gets…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:00:02am

re: #225 Jay C

Dr. Fauci on Face The Nation: basically:
At least another 8-10 days before any slowdown in CV
Testing is vitally important

and what he means is a slowdown in the rate of growth, not in the overall numbers

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Jay C  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:00:57am

re: #225 Jay C

Dr. Fauci on Face The Nation: basically:
At least another 8-10 days before any slowdown in CV
Testing is vitally important

And , CEO Dowling of Northwell Health on now
So I guess we can judge the asshat quotient for ourselves

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:02:28am

So I did not wait until 6pm, there were people out in the vineyards, so I went and belted four songs for them out my open window AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS. Some even applauded.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:02:38am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I figured as much. At least he is getting solid scientific facts out to the public. Now to get the people to follow his instructions is another story.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:04:15am

Anyone else watch Fuck Todd and Meet the Press? Let me summarize:

Republicans: Trump is doing a great job. How dare anyone criticize him. That’s akin to people blaming Roosevelt for Pearl Harbor!

Democrats: The pandemic response has been a complete shit show.

Chuck: Great. Thanks for being here!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:08:21am

re: #215 A Mom Anon

God this unemployment thing is confusing as hell. I’ve been trying to help my son through this and ack. He filed last weekend and got an email that he should apply every Sunday for the previous week. So he did last week and went to do this week’s. They said he got a payment (with taxes taken out after he waived that in the application) direct deposited on the third, but it’s not in his bank account. He also didn’t get that extra 600 dollars I thought was supposed to be there. The site also said his employer filed for him at some point during the week so he didn’t have to do that. This is confusing. Anyone dealing with this mess? I could use some help.

Good luck; you are not alone. I read an article about how it’s extremely difficult to apply in Florida by design because Rick Scott didn’t want people eligible for unemployment to apply to keep Florida’s unemployment rate artificially low.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:11:22am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

Life goes on in these crazy times. Here is a bit of good news:

My daughter, in Israel, just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! This makes 45 grandkids!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:11:27am

shout-out to teleskiguy

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:16:38am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and what he means is a slowdown in the rate of growth, not in the overall numbers

nor is it ‘the end and we’re back to normal’

this way of living is not going to change any time soon

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:18:09am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

Life goes on in these crazy times. Here is a bit of good news:

My daughter, in Israel, just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! This makes 45 grandkids!

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:18:10am

re: #142 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Wasn’t Marco Rubio going on about liberals “rejoicing” at the falling stock market and rising death toll? It fits in well with their baby-killer death-cult narrative.

And in the real world, the GOP worked to making the economy fail to try to deny Obama a second term.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:19:13am

re: #227 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and what he means is a slowdown in the rate of growth, not in the overall numbers

Math innumeracy will kill us all. 2nd vs. 1st derivative. It’s important and ‘Merikans are to stupid to want to understand

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:20:00am

re: #185 The Pie Overlord!

Mazel Tov!!

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A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:21:19am

re: #232 NO SMOCKING GUN!

GA isn’t being difficult, as far as the actual process goes. They’re doing it all online and the actual process isn’t any worse than any other things one does online. They’re saying they deposited money into his account but it isn’t there. The company also paid him with 52 hours of his accrued vacation time for the week after he was laid off on 3/20. Maybe that effected things? I have no clue.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:23:35am

Looking for a scapegoat & found some.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:24:40am

Pat Robertson opens his piehole and reveals his laughable stupidity:

“Some of these young uns are doing all kinds of unnatural things with their sex organs,” said Robertson. “When people do that, they transfer all kinds of chemicals from ladies’ private parts and that’s where I think the virus came from. We never had this kind of thing when I was coming up. But no one was committing oral sex back then.”

thebiznews.org

Pat trying to stay relevant.

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Jay C  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:24:44am

re: #238 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Math illiteracy will kill us all. 2nd vs. 1st derivative. It’s important and ‘Merikans are to stupid to want to understand

Mainly, IMO, because that “understanding” will have to be the acknowledgment and acceptance of bad news, and the prospect that their lives are going to have to be disrupted for an indefinite period into the future. I don’t think anybody can really deal well will this, it just seems that Americans deal less-well than others….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:28:56am

re: #235 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

nor is it ‘the end and we’re back to normal’

this way of living is not going to change any time soon

nor is the economy going to magically reset itself to pre-covid levels

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:30:00am

If you are looking to be entertained, Lifeforce, an interstellar vampire movie, is rather campy fun. Please don’t read into my comment, it’s not like I’m trying to feeding you oatmeal with cream on top, or cranberry sauce with cranberry chunks in it.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:31:06am

re: #244 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

True. DT will push for a lot of things for his cronies and it will only help them and not those who need it.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:31:33am

re: #216 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I made the mistake of signing on too early in the season…

Well I never really had any real intentions of watching it, but with the stay at home order in effect there really isn’t a whole lot I can do.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:31:46am

re: #241 The Pie Overlord!

Looking for a scapegoat & found some.

[Embedded content]

“Fine People”

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:32:34am

re: #245 Shropshire Slasher

If you are looking to be entertained, Lifeforce, an interstellar vampire movie, is rather campy fun. Please don’t read into my comment, it’s not like I’m trying to feeding you oatmeal with cream on top, or cranberry sauce with cranberry chunks in it.

Upding for Lifeforce. I liked that film.

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makeitstop  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:32:48am

Heh.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:33:40am

re: #247 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Well I never really had any real intentions of watching it, but with the stay at home order in effect there really isn’t a whole lot I can do.

I started watching Picard but found myslef rather underwhelmed. I need to find someone else to piggyback off so I can catch the last three episodes.

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Shropshire Slasher  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:34:02am

re: #249 Dr Lizardo

Upding for Lifeforce. I liked that film.

Sir Patrick Stewart made a cameo!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:39:37am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:41:50am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:42:44am

re: #240 A Mom Anon

GA isn’t being difficult, as far as the actual process goes. They’re doing it all online and the actual process isn’t any worse than any other things one does online. They’re saying they deposited money into his account but it isn’t there. The company also paid him with 52 hours of his accrued vacation time for the week after he was laid off on 3/20. Maybe that effected things? I have no clue.

Hard to say. The states are being swamped with massively more claims than they have ever had to process before, so there’s going to be a lot of confusion and delay.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:45:32am

Here is a website projecting cases and deaths in the US and individual states through August 4. Note the shaded areas demonstrating the massive amount of uncertainty. covid19.healthdata.org

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:45:38am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:47:39am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

Pat Robertson opens his piehole and reveals his laughable stupidity:

thebiznews.org

Pat trying to stay relevant.

Yikes! Harmful “chemicals” from “ladies’ private parts”? One wonders what kind of weird trauma in Pat’s experience has led him to conclude such a thing.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:49:30am

re: #258 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Yikes! Harmful “chemicals” from “ladies’ private parts”? One wonders what kind of weird trauma in Pat’s experience has led him to conclude such a thing.

(P)reach-around Pat

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:51:23am

how dare an inspector general do his job:

President Trump suggested that he fired the inspector general for the intelligence community in retaliation for impeachment, saying the official was wrong to provide an anonymous whistleblower complaint to Congress as the law requires, the AP reports.

Said Trump: “Never came in to see me, never requested to see me… That man is a disgrace to IGs.”

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jaunte  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:52:31am

re: #260 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

He still thinks everyone in government is there to work for him personally.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 5, 2020 • 8:55:34am

re: #258 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Yikes! Harmful “chemicals” from “ladies’ private parts”? One wonders what kind of weird trauma in Pat’s experience has led him to conclude such a thing.

Polyvinyl chloride is a known carcinogen.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:00:13am

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:02:46am

re: #242 Dr Lizardo

thebiznews dot com is a satire site.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:03:04am

re: #262 Decatur Deb

Polyvinyl chloride is a known carcinogen.

Pat is probably one of those people who refer to the clitoris as “the devil’s doorbell.”

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:07:22am

WTAF: This woman claims she can’t get COVID19 because she is “covered in the blood of Jesus”

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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:08:59am

For those of you fortunate enough to not know the illustrious Mr Mitchell, he’s decided to make a living by being the world’s biggest Trump ass remora.

Oh yeah, shocker, Trumpism is a death cult.

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makeitstop  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:09:50am

Plausible.

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Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:10:17am

re: #258 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Yikes! Harmful “chemicals” from “ladies’ private parts”? One wonders what kind of weird trauma in Pat’s experience has led him to conclude such a thing.

Not necessarily trauma, could be that he’s just plain old psychotic.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:11:29am

Here is an uplifting message from someone on the “front lines” of COVID19:

SHABBOS: AN ISLAND OF HEALING AND PEACE

After a week of living in a war zone, tens of funerals of towering lights of our community, including a few in the prime of their life between 55-75 years of age, dozens of acquaintances, close friends, members of the community and even family members hospitalized and in critical condition. Zoom Shiva calls, painful prognosis’s.

20 hour workdays coordinating with a network of Hero’s, volunteers, workers, donors and organizations to get large amounts of critical PPE supplies to hospitals across NY and NJ.

Acting as a patient advocate for families whose loved ones are in critical condition and need access to different potential therapies or medical advice from doctors.

Late Friday afternoon I was spent, broken and exhausted. Leah finally came home after the most grueling week of work in her career at the hospital. Seeing sights that one wishes they can forget.

Then, Leah and the girls lit Shabbos candles.

At that moment together with our children we entered the time capsule of Shabbos. 25 magical hours spent in meaningful and joyful conversations and even good debate and arguments, delicious meals, melodious prayer, interactive games, deep and enjoyable learning, and much needed rest.

No iPhones, Videos, Phone calls, Texts, News, Whatsapp’s, Zooms, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Media. Nothing from outside our home entered our lives. We focused only on the positive and honored those who have tragically passed away last week and prayed to G-d almighty for the full and speedy recovery of all those who are in critical condition.

Read more.

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unproven innocence  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:13:06am

re: #262 Decatur Deb

Polyvinyl chloride is a known carcinogen.

Indeed. Dildos should always be kept where the sun don’t shine, literally. (UV in sunlight breaks down the polymer.)

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:15:34am

re: #220 Rightwingconspirator

COVID killed Democracy in Hungary. It could happen here. europeaninterest.eu

Hungarian democracy has been on life support since Orban was elected in 2010. It’s been treading in this direction since then. But Trump has certainly demonstrated the similar fragility of our democracy. It needn’t have turned out this way — but he is the apotheosis of contemporary Republican ideology.

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ericblair  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:15:53am

re: #268 makeitstop

[Embedded content]

Plausible.

I personally doubt this. If he actually perceived COVID as a threat in January, he’d have hollered that we’re in a crisis and how dare the Democrats try to interfere with the government in such a critical time when it’s all hands on deck. He probably would have scared off wobblier Dems. He’s trying to use this stupid distraction argument now to excuse his failure.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:16:39am

re: #272 Teukka

The Sun - Four more 5G phone masts attacked after ridiculous conspiracy theory blaming them for coronavirus runs wild

Sometimes I think we’re far too stupid to survive this.

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Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:17:29am

re: #273 Hecuba’s daughter

Hungarian democracy has been on life support since Orban was elected in 2010. It’s been treading in this direction since then. But Trump has certainly demonstrated the similar fragility of our democracy. It needn’t have turned out this way — but he is the apotheosis of contemporary Republican ideology.

It could be it’s what motivating the conspicuously incompetent response to the Coronavirus, trying to cause things to become so bad that knives can be stuck into democracy’s back…

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Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:25:37am
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Kilroy was here  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:28:34am

Dark dad joke:

Man, you never see Jim Jones jokes anymore.
The punchlines are too long.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:29:21am

Morning Lizardim from the gorgeous and mild wild north country. Palm Sunday is shaping up to be a real beauty. Minnesota’s new numbers: 70 new cases in 1300 tested brings us to 935 and 25,700; 1 new death brings us up to 29. Once again, our trend of keeping new cases at or below 75 holds. I got more details on my church’s “Easter Drive-Through” experience - apparently, they actually called the Minnesota Department of Health and went over their plan before they advertised it. I’m glad they’re doing it the right way and not just making stuff up in defiance of the orders. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious spring day?

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:29:23am

The man has no self-awareness.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:29:29am

re: #278 Kilroy was here

Dark dad joke:

Man, you never see Jim Jones jokes anymore.
The punchlines are too long.

*WHACK!*

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:29:54am

re: #278 Kilroy was here

Dark dad joke:

Man, you never see Jim Jones jokes anymore.
The punchlines are too long.

How do you pick up a Koresh chick?

-With a Dust Buster!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:30:21am

re: #282 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

How do you pick up a Koresh chick?

-With a Dust Buster!

And one for you, too. *WHACK!*

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makeitstop  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:32:50am

On top of all the other shit this man has had to go trough in the past week…

Fuck Trump.

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Alephnaught  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:35:21am

re: #204 makeitstop

Daleks could just levitate past stairs if necessary, no?

That’s right! It was shown on screen in “Remembrance of the Daleks” way back in 1988! This ability was hinted at in previous stories, but this is the first time we actually see it.

Dalek Flies For The First Time! - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Doctor Who

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Belafon  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:39:03am

re: #179 garzooma

Like drunkenness?

I’m assuming taking God’s name in vain.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:39:18am

re: #279 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Morning Lizardim from the gorgeous and mild wild north country. Palm Sunday is shaping up to be a real beauty. Minnesota’s new numbers: 70 new cases in 1300 tested brings us to 935 and 25,700; 1 new death brings us up to 29. Once again, our trend of keeping new cases at or below 75 holds. I got more details on my church’s “Easter Drive-Through” experience - apparently, they actually called the Minnesota Department of Health and went over their plan before they advertised it. I’m glad they’re doing it the right way and not just making stuff up in defiance of the orders. How go things among the lizardfolk on this glorious spring day?

Sitting on my deck drinking ice tea and listening to the birds chirp.

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Alephnaught  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:41:42am

re: #272 Teukka

The Sun - Four more 5G phone masts attacked after ridiculous conspiracy theory blaming them for coronavirus runs wild

When The Sun uses the word “ridiculous” in a story in their own newspaper, you know shit’s got real.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:44:18am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:47:12am

re: #289 goddamnedfrank

Capt. Brett Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19. May he recover swiftly.

I can no longer laugh at Trump jokes. Just numb from the malicious stupidity of the man and all who support/defend/rationalize his words and actions…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:48:32am

re: #290 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I can no longer laugh at Trump jokes. Just numb from the malicious stupidity of the man and all who support/defend/rationalize his words and actions…

Agreed. It’s just not funny anymore.

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NetworkKed  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:51:53am

Pretty sure I saw a Dalek hovering up an elevator shaft or something like that in a 1st/2nd Doctor ep back when Twitch streamed everything the BBC could authorize (80s Dalek eps were apparently off limits?). That was a hell of a thing - 60 days of Who. But I didn’t remember stairs until the first time they showed up in New Who.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:52:25am
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Ace-o-aces  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:52:53am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:54:07am

re: #294 Ace-o-aces

You don’t WIN a fucking briefing you fucking sycophant.

Actually, if you get away with telling lies unchallenged, you have won…which is why the major networks want a chance to be able to highlight all the example of him talking out of his ass.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 9:54:24am
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:00:09am

re: #266 The Pie Overlord!

This woman claims she can’t get COVID19 because she is “covered in the blood of Jesus”

She may actually be right-COVID-9 infection is visa mucousal pathways, not via direct cuts.

Nevertheless, she’s a whackjob.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:01:36am

re: #266 The Pie Overlord!

WTAF: This woman claims she can’t get COVID19 because she is “covered in the blood of Jesus”

This is also right out of a chapter of World War Z

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:04:57am

Now we have reached the Vogon Poetry phase of the pandemic.

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BigPapa  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:06:52am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

That reads like Carbon and Fiber wrote it.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:08:40am

re: #278 Kilroy was here

Dark dad joke:

Man, you never see Jim Jones jokes anymore.
The punchlines are too long.

Here’s one:

I heard there was a giant butterfly in NYC, but when I went there to see it I found out it was an urban moth.

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jaunte  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:09:14am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

I can hear the banjo accompaniment.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:09:58am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

Vogon Poetry

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mmmirele  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:10:33am

re: #240 A Mom Anon

It’s possible the funds won’t post until after Monday end of day. But he should be able to see them in his account, but as not yet available.

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jaunte  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:10:50am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

You can sing that to The Yellow Rose of Texas.

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Alephnaught  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:11:06am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

Now we have reached the Vogon Poetry phase of the pandemic.

[Embedded content]

“Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturitions are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits,
On a lurgid bee,
That mordiously hath blurted out,
Its earted jurtles,
Into a rancid festering confectious organ squealer. [drowned out by moaning and screaming]
Now the jurpling slayjid agrocrustles,
Are slurping hagrilly up the axlegrurts,
And living glupules frart and slipulate,
Like jowling meated liverslime,
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turling dromes,
And hooptiously drangle me,
With crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or else I shall rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don’t.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:12:45am

re: #299 The Pie Overlord!

Now we have reached the Vogon Poetry phase of the pandemic.

Tie them to the Trump appreciation chair!!!

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:14:53am

re: #306 Alephnaught

“Oh freddled gruntbuggly,
Thy micturitions are to me,
As plurdled gabbleblotchits,
On a lurgid bee,
That mordiously hath blurted out,
Its earted jurtles,
Into a rancid festering confectious organ squealer. [drowned out by moaning and screaming]
Now the jurpling slayjid agrocrustles,
Are slurping hagrilly up the axlegrurts,
And living glupules frart and slipulate,
Like jowling meated liverslime,
Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turling dromes,
And hooptiously drangle me,
With crinkly bindlewurdles,
Or else I shall rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don’t.”

That is actually much better than Shirley’s rhymes.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:16:16am

re: #308 The Pie Overlord!

That is actually much better than Shirley’s rhymes.

Make sure you let the Vogons know that.

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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:18:34am

Need a plain gray Wallpaper for your monitor?
Towercam has your back today.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:18:45am

re: #304 mmmirele

They aren’t there at all. We even checked his savings account, linked to his checking account and there isn’t any deposit from GA DOL.

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BigPapa  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:19:33am

re: #278 Kilroy was here

Dark dad joke:

Man, you never see Jim Jones jokes anymore.
The punchlines are too long.

That’s a horrible joke. So bad I had to post it on FB to see how horrible it is.

All my Horrible Joke friends love it.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:20:35am

re: #310 Rightwingconspirator

I remember for one of my older cell phones I took a picture of a piece of paper to get a plain white background.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:20:39am

re: #304 mmmirele

It’s possible the funds won’t post until after Monday end of day. But he should be able to see them in his account, but as not yet available.

They could also be posted as available funds but not posted until Monday.

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Alephnaught  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:23:11am

re: #309 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Make sure you let the Vogons know that.

Well, we’d better let them know. They’re supposed be demolishing the planet for an interspace bypass…

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:23:39am

I don’t remember this. Do you?

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:23:48am

re: #310 Rightwingconspirator

Need a plain gray Wallpaper for your monitor?
Towercam has your back today.

[Embedded content]

Perfect. Looks like the main scene from The Mist.

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BigPapa  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:26:40am

I like the Kobayashi Maru Conspiracy fallacy:

They are inflating the numbers if you get in a car accident but you tested positive for covid-19 or the Communist Chinese virus the counter to that tool (sic)

So ‘they’ inflated the numbers, the virus is hoaxy, but it was started by Communists. The conspiracy bread is buttered on both sides.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:30:12am
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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:38:06am

One thing with growing old and your beard gets varying shades of gray and white and clear and WTF is that?:
When you are young, beard stubble can make you look “outdoorsy” or “rugged” like in the cologne commercials.

WKhMEWEZi6RdNnriMatlC2HOjInjil7KYm632BSEu5lTgsPBeHOhkhWKZQg7H6AckRJujSKpHAwfz2kd8EA77A==

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Ace Rothstein  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:42:48am

re: #289 goddamnedfrank

I guaran-damn-tee you Trump will mock him on Twitter.

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Belafon  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:44:10am

re: #308 The Pie Overlord!

That is actually much better than Shirley’s rhymes.

Vogon poetry was the second worst in the galaxy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:44:29am
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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:45:21am
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BigPapa  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:45:52am

There will never be handlebars or a coifed mustache on this face. Every once in a while I let it out and shave a Civil War stache or handlebars and I look in the mirror and laugh for a bit then shave it off. Other people can pull it off, but not me. Sorta like singing: I can’t hear my own voice singing it just sounds too weird and comical.

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Belafon  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:47:32am

PBS is running a story about the 1918 flu epidemic, and some of the things that happened are being paralyzed now:
1. Initially, government officials ignored what was going on.
2. Rather than shutting businesses down and making people stay home, officials ordered people to wear cloth masks, which did very little to keep people from getting sick.
3. A company came up with what they believed was a cure, and everyone got excited. San Francisco even ordered a large number of doses and vaccinated people. The problem is that it was a vaccine for a bacterial infection - they didn’t know enough about viruses - and it did nothing.

The PBS story was made in 98.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:48:01am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:49:59am

re: #321 Ace Rothstein

I guaran-damn-tee you Trump will mock him on Twitter.

Hearing about Captain Crozier’s Covid was the point that I had to just shut down and take deep breaths to keep from screaming

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:50:15am

re: #322 Belafon

Vogon poetry was the second worst in the galaxy.

Now it is the third worst

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:55:55am

...

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:55:59am

thread

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 5, 2020 • 10:59:25am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:00:53am

re: #332 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

They’re cute, but from what I heard, they are stinky as all hell.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:02:09am

re: #309 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Make sure you let the Vogons know that.

Doesn’t matter, they’ll still blow your planet up.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:02:29am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:02:53am
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Kilroy was here  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:03:06am

re: #333 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They’re cute, but from what I heard, they are stinky as all hell.

That sounds fishy to me..

/s

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:03:09am

re: #333 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They’re cute, but from what I heard, they are stinky as all hell.

they stink on ice!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:03:19am

re: #335 Sufficient unto the day…

Erick, son of Erick… you’re not getting it. YOU’RE the troll.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:06:04am
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jaunte  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:08:55am
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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:15:23am
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lawhawk  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:15:35am

re: #324 Rightwingconspirator

Math… how does it work. Or logic. Or reasoning.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:15:59am
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Deep State SuperElite Satinist  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:17:41am

re: #322 Belafon

Vogon poetry was the second worst in the galaxy.

Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings can rest easily now.

346
The Pie Overlord!  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:19:31am
347
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:20:14am

re: #346 The Pie Overlord!

Beaumont Health bioengineers create process to disinfect used N95 masks

From now on we can call them the “Beaumont Rags”

348
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:20:25am

IHME has erased the promise of a new updated model by 4 April. Given it is 5 April and the new update is not here yet, I guess that’s a good idea.

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A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:20:36am

re: #335 Sufficient unto the day…

Especially that lit 🔥 cross in the front yard Erick. That shines pretty bright there dude.

350
Teukka  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:21:52am

re: #324 Rightwingconspirator

As to who we haven’t heard of hydroxyquinine, from what I’ve understood from tests here in Sweden, they’ve seen some effects in mild CoViD-19 cases, but they’ve yanked the plug on further trials because of side effects dangerous enough for them to have difficulties justifying continuing, and in some cases even producing resuts opposite to those expected.
And you know shit is getting real when you have a a convention center converted into a field hospital, and another field hospital erected next to another.
And being told to prepare mentally for the restrictions to remain in place until the last of December.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:22:55am
352
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:23:54am

re: #350 Teukka

As to who we haven’t heard of hydroxyquinine, from what I’ve understood from tests here in Sweden, they’ve seen some effects in mild CoViD-19 cases, but they’ve yanked the plug on further trials because of side effects dangerous enough for them to have difficulties justifying continuing, and in some cases even producing resuts opposite to those expected.

That was Trump’s last hope of turning this mess around in his favor.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:24:51am
354
Mattand  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:24:58am

re: #340 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

I think the author is completely missing the point.

Trump survived the Russia investigation because Robert Muller, the Republican who ran it, refused to call Trump’s corruption what it was. He basically said “Yeah, he’s probably guilty of something, but whaddya want me to do about it?”

Because Republicans protect Republicans no matter how corrupt.

Trump survived impeachment because the GOP controls the Senate and they circled the wagons. They’ve got a death grip on power and they’ve shown that they do not give two shits about the rule of law or the Constitution.

Because Republicans protect Republicans no matter how corrupt.

He most likely will get re-elected despite completely fucking up the COVID-19 response, because the MAGAts and the idiot independents will make excuses why so many preventable death were not his fault.

Sorry, I’m just sick of seeing articles like this. They ascribe some sort of political genius to Trump that he just doesn’t possess. His only real skill was assessing how racist and stupid your average Republican can be, and played up to every worst instinct in their bodies.

It’s stuff like this from his alleged enemies in Post, CNN, and NYT that inadvertently feeds this idea that he’s a political savant. He’s not. He’s a fucking racist monster that is being protected at all costs by one of the major political parties in the US.

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jaunte  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:25:02am

re: #351 Backwoods_Sleuth

Vegas Jesus, baby.

356
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:25:58am
357
Teddy's Person  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:29:12am

Erick Erickson (overheard at a rally): Unless you light up the cross, you’re not making a statement, amirite?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:31:17am

re: #333 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

They’re cute, but from what I heard, they are stinky as all hell.

I can confirm that.

359
Mattand  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:32:10am

And now that I’ve brought the room down, anyone know what kind of fish this is? Washed up in a branch of the Cooper River, which eventually empties into the Delaware. I’m assuming that’s how he got to my neck of the woods.

It’s got this weird round mouth up front. About a foot in length.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:32:35am

re: #354 Mattand

It’s stuff like this from his alleged enemies in Post, CNN, and NYT that inadvertently feeds this idea that he’s a political savant. He’s not. He’s a fucking racist monster that is being protected at all costs by one of the major political parties in the US.

He will not fall unless things get so bad that enough members of his own party start to turn on him.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:33:36am

I remember seeing a short clip of a guy on a boat going down a river in Indonesia when suddenly an orangutan jumped out of a tree and into the boat and got right in the guy’s face. He turned to the camera and said “that’s the foulest smelling thing I’ve ever encountered.” And then he climbed back into the tree.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:34:09am

re: #359 Mattand

Looks carp-ish to me. Someone flushed a goldfish?

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Mattand  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:35:03am

re: #362 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Looks carp-ish to me. Someone flushed a goldfish?

Maybe. Not a lot of fish in this branch of the creek. Although I did see a snapping turtle in it once.

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Mattand  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:36:02am

re: #361 Barefoot Grin

I remember seeing a short clip of a guy on a boat going down a river in Indonesia when suddenly an orangutan jumped out of a tree and into the boat and get right in the guy’s face. He turned to the camera and said “that’s the foulest smelling thing I’ve ever encountered.” And then he climbed back into the tree.

Dr. Zauis’s practical joker ancestor.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:36:06am

re: #359 Mattand

And now that I’ve brought the room down, anyone know what kind of fish this is? Washed up in a branch of the Cooper River, which eventually empties into the Delaware. I’m assuming that’s how he got to my neck of the woods.

It’s got this weird round mouth up front. About a foot in length.

[Embedded content]

Probably a sucker of some sort.
en.wikipedia.org

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:37:05am

re: #359 Mattand

And now that I’ve brought the room down, anyone know what kind of fish this is? Washed up in a branch of the Cooper River, which eventually empties into the Delaware. I’m assuming that’s how he got to my neck of the woods.

It’s got this weird round mouth up front. About a foot in length.

[Embedded content]

It’s a White Sucker

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William Lewis  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:37:14am

re: #359 Mattand

They’re common fresh water suckers. en.wikipedia.org

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:38:10am
369
Barefoot Grin  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:39:40am

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

It’s a White Sucker

Usually they are wearing red hats….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:41:12am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:43:52am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:45:37am
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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:49:24am

Now Wunderground has a COVID map.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:53:07am
375
Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:53:28am

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:55:16am

re: #375 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

That is a good one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 5, 2020 • 11:59:34am

re: #375 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

yes, already forwarded to dog-loving friends

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Jay C  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:01:05pm

re: #365 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Probably a sucker of some sort.
en.wikipedia.org

Very common: I’ve heard there’s one born every minute.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:02:30pm

re: #378 Jay C

Very common: I’ve heard there’s one born every minute.

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:06:00pm

re: #336 Backwoods_Sleuth

What’s the over/under on the survival rate of that pile of horseshit right there?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:06:24pm

re: #352 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

That was Trump’s last hope of turning this mess around in his favor.

Trump’s last hope of not doing the hard work and hoping instead a hail Mary would turn this mess…

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:07:12pm

re: #379 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

All you have to do is dress those two in Eagles Green and they will be perfect “boo boids.”

383
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:08:20pm

Liz just gave an address, from her (literal) palatial estate:

An Address by Her Majesty The Queen - BBC

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:08:25pm

re: #354 Mattand

I think the author is completely missing the point.

Trump survived the Russia investigation because Robert Muller, the Republican who ran it, refused to call Trump’s corruption what it was. He basically said “Yeah, he’s probably guilty of something, but whaddya want me to do about it?”

Because Republicans protect Republicans no matter how corrupt.

Trump survived impeachment because the GOP controls the Senate and they circled the wagons. They’ve got a death grip on power and they’ve shown that they do not give two shits about the rule of law or the Constitution.

Because Republicans protect Republicans no matter how corrupt.

He most likely will get re-elected despite completely fucking up the COVID-19 response, because the MAGAts and the idiot independents will make excuses why so many preventable death were not his fault.

Sorry, I’m just sick of seeing articles like this. They ascribe some sort of political genius to Trump that he just doesn’t possess. His only real skill was assessing how racist and stupid your average Republican can be, and played up to every worst instinct in their bodies.

It’s stuff like this from his alleged enemies in Post, CNN, and NYT that inadvertently feeds this idea that he’s a political savant. He’s not. He’s a fucking racist monster that is being protected at all costs by one of the major political parties in the US.

+100

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:10:50pm

The GOP is a fucking death cult now.

386
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:11:48pm

re: #385 Ace-o-aces

The GOP is a fucking death cult now.

“Now”?

387
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:12:26pm

Liz is 93 yet she is still better at giving a speech than Trump.

388
Targetpractice  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:13:34pm

re: #385 Ace-o-aces

The GOP is a fucking death cult now.

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By contrast, wingnuts to this day are still obsessed with the deaths of 4 Americans in a town they’d never heard of before 2012.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:14:27pm

re: #387 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Liz actually made me feel a little bit better. From across the pond thank you.

390
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:15:15pm

re: #389 PhillyPretzel

Not only can she speak in complete sentences, but she can read a teleprompter without getting lost.

391
A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:16:30pm

re: #385 Ace-o-aces

I swear, someone needs to make these fucks go sit in a hospital morgue and not leave for 24 hours. If there’s nothing to be afraid of and the whole thing is a fraud, it should be a cakewalk, right?

392
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:17:35pm

The GOP could be described as a death cult from the time they opposed FDR’s and Truman’s attempts at getting health care more widely available.

But the GOP really became a death cult when the Christian fundamentalists decided to take it over, to make it a tool for implementing theocracy.

393
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:18:20pm
394
goddamnedfrank  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:19:31pm
395
Dread Pirate  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:22:16pm
396
A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:29:02pm

re: #395 Dread Pirate
Another candidate for Sit Your Ass In The Morgue for a Day. Since it’s not a big deal and no number of dead seems to be enough.

397
Ace-o-aces  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:30:56pm
398
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:31:50pm

re: #385 Ace-o-aces

The GOP is a fucking death cult now.

[Embedded content]

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:33:58pm

re: #398 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Oy Vey. It is people like this who are going to say DT was the best president ever even though they may die from it.

400
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:34:06pm

re: #397 Ace-o-aces

Bill, and especially his followers, don’t understand “area under the curve”.

401
Dread Pirate  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:34:32pm
402
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:34:35pm

re: #389 PhillyPretzel

Liz actually made me feel a little bit better. From across the pond thank you.

Do you think she would take the colonies back if we asked real nice?

403
PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:35:52pm

re: #402 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Hmm. I do not think too many people would like that. I personally would not mind it.

404
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:36:51pm

re: #400 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Bill, and especially his followers, don’t understand “area under the curve”.

INTEGRATION!

405
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:36:54pm

re: #397 Ace-o-aces

[Embedded content]

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William Lewis  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:37:02pm

Ah bachelor cuisine…

A baking dish, egg noodles, corn, generic spam (from food pantry) and mushroom soup. Something of a comfort dish for me and enough leftovers for a couple of days. Boiled the pasta, mixed it together & popped it into a 350 oven to be done in a half hour from now.

Nom. :)

407
unproven innocence  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:38:00pm

re: #391 A Mom Anon

I swear, someone needs to make these fucks go sit in a hospital morgue and not leave for 24 hours. If there’s nothing to be afraid of and the whole thing is a fraud, it should be a cakewalk, right?

That might not work. Many morgues are already full, and a live camera stream of “See! Nothing Happening Here” may not send the intended message. The rows of refrigeration trucks parked outside would be a different story.

408
William Lewis  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:39:27pm

re: #400 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Bill, and especially his followers, don’t understand “area under the curve”.

As a serious aside, it is times like this that makes me wish first year calculus was a high school requirement. I do believe it would help if more people actually understood the math involved here.

409
A Mom Anon  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:40:31pm

re: #407 unproven innocence

Hey, I’m all for giving them a blankie and setting their asses in one of those trucks too. Maybe they can help with the paperwork while they’re sitting there being assholes.

410
Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:41:05pm

411
PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:41:08pm

re: #409 A Mom Anon

Good idea.

412
Rightwingconspirator  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:42:46pm

re: #403 PhillyPretzel

Hmm. I do not think too many people would like that. I personally would not mind it.

Wait a sec… Boris Johnson ya know… Not really trading up at the moment. :-)

413
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:42:50pm

re: #406 William Lewis

Ah bachelor cuisine…

A baking dish, egg noodles, corn, generic spam (from food pantry) and mushroom soup. Something of a comfort dish for me and enough leftovers for a couple of days. Boiled the pasta, mixed it together & popped it into a 350 oven to be done in a half hour from now.

Nom. :)

dailymotion.com

414
teleskiguy  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:42:58pm
415
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:43:31pm

re: #387 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Liz is 93 yet she is still better at giving a speech than Trump.

and he is still a moron with no sense of self-awareness

416
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:44:21pm

*THUD*

417
Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:44:38pm

re: #201 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Mrs dm wants the job of presidential slapper.

Every lie he starts to utter…..slap!!

Slap slap slap.
How long would it take him to stop lying? Probably he wouldn’t.

Imagine this:

Trump: “I”. Slap!!
Trump: ” the”. Slap slap!!!
Trump: “my” wappo slappo!

If he never stops lying she would sacrifice herself for us and never stop slapping

Melanie is the presidential slapper.

(That position must be filled though. Find another title. Thwack checker?)

418
NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:44:46pm

re: #412 Rightwingconspirator

Wait a sec… Boris Johnson ya know… Not really trading up at the moment. :-)

Even Boris would be an improvement. Plus we would have our own parliament and Governor General, not Boris. Pelosi would be PM.

419
Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:44:55pm

re: #416 Backwoods_Sleuth

*THUD*

The stupid, it burns.

420
PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:45:06pm

re: #412 Rightwingconspirator

Petition for a vote of no confidence. That might help.

421
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:47:02pm

re: #400 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Bill, and especially his followers, don’t understand “area under the curve”.

that’s calculus…much too difficult to understand…

422
Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:51:54pm

Electron microscope gives us first high resolution image of initial virus before it mutated to killer status.

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

423
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:52:12pm
424
PhillyPretzel  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:55:19pm

re: #423 Backwoods_Sleuth

Very well done Capt Seaquist.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 12:56:19pm

re: #422 Mescalero09

Electron microscope gives us first high resolution image of initial virus before it mutated to killer status.

[Embedded content]

N4JuVS3FicDrJdCp38u7kz+TNnnIDt6w1EQ3p6DyRMCsH7vFQhpEJw==

iXhM45AfokyeWK0KRj8g2wkDr084i9m6h2Nujdnc7gJ7lHHUHLGMWw==

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:01:09pm

re: #425 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

10KU3unqkddSie/vP/XnRYEZRFyQZR0guGOBHVh/5Gs=

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:04:57pm
428
Ace-o-aces  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:10:17pm
429
I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:12:50pm

The Virus has no intelligence. It just is.
trump is a fucking moron.

430
Belafon  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:16:06pm

re: #397 Ace-o-aces

When it comes to Trump, it’ll only be when Bill is himself infected.

431
Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:16:54pm

re: #429 I Would Prefer Not To

The Virus has no intelligence. It just is.
trump is a fucking moron.

Who also has no intelligence.

432
Jay C  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:23:19pm

So I had a callback this afternoon from Northwell Health re my Coronavirus test (not the “week” I was told, but just about 24 hours) - and YAY! it was negative.
I thought I’d feel relieved to find out, but I’m still uneasy over the whole thing. Though obviously, it could be worse…

433
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 5, 2020 • 1:23:44pm

re: #429 I Would Prefer Not To

The Virus has no intelligence. It just is.
trump is a fucking moron.

Which makes the virus smarter than trump.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 5, 2020 • 2:16:51pm

So BloJo is in the hospital…

bbc.com


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