The Bob Cesca Podcast: Jo Jo the Monkey Boy

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Today’s program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Jo Jo The Monkey Boy — [Explicit content] Jody Hamilton and TRex David Ferguson are here; Bob cut his own hair this week; Bernie Sanders is out; Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee; We evaluate the top 11 possible vice presidential running mates; The new breakthrough drug: Imbisol; Michael McDermott performing live on our Wednesday show; Dr. Fauci estimates the death toll at 60,000; Trump’s declaration of victory over a pile of bodies; Intelligence officials warned Trump in November; Wall Street Journal editorial board slams the Trump Show; Trump vs Mail-in voting; With exclusive live music by Michael McDermott; and more!

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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 3:59:13pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:04:18pm
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Interesting Times  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:04:47pm

Somebody’s determined to prove his most vocal critics were right all along…

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KGxvi  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:05:07pm

Joe Bacon mentioned it in the previous thread, the next president will likely choose Ginsberg’s (87 years old) replacement on the Court. Also, worth noting:

Breyer is 81
Thomas is 71
Alito is 70
Roberts is 65 with at least two known seizures

That’s literally a majority of the Supreme Court.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:08:07pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:09:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:09:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:10:32pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:11:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:11:52pm

People…I can not eat all of this guacamole that I made.

Somebody come over here and help me.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:12:34pm

re: #4 KGxvi

Joe Bacon mentioned it in the previous thread, the next president will likely choose Ginsberg’s (87 years old) replacement on the Court. Also, worth noting:

Breyer is 81
Thomas is 71
Alito is 70
Roberts is 65 with at least two known seizures

That’s literally a majority of the Supreme Court.

I hope moscow mitch lives to see it happen.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:12:52pm

Did Trump not show up to the briefing today?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:12:52pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:13:23pm

Oh, I guess I missed the rotten bastard.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:13:42pm

re: #12 Charles Johnson

Shhh. He might hear you.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:13:50pm

re: #4 KGxvi

Joe Bacon mentioned it in the previous thread, the next president will likely choose Ginsberg’s (87 years old) replacement on the Court. Also, worth noting:

Breyer is 81
Thomas is 71
Alito is 70
Roberts is 65 with at least two known seizures

That’s literally a majority of the Supreme Court.

The next president will get at least two SCOTUS picks. Trump getting four people on SCOTUS overall would be awful.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:14:12pm

MORE PEOPLE MUST DIE!!11!!!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:17:26pm

so, we had severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and a shitload of damage overnight.

Tonight we get snow, and a freeze warning for Saturday morning!!!

Then more snow next week.

grrrrrr

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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:17:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:18:24pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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I’m pretty sure that more than a few governors are gonna tell him to pound sand.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:19:19pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:19:42pm

re: #20 Backwoods_Sleuth

PA will be one of them. Of course DT will not listen to a Democrat.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:19:54pm

Liars. All of them are liars.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:20:27pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:21:15pm

re: #18 Backwoods_Sleuth

For Philly Monday is supposed to go to 75 degrees after that the temps will go down again.
forecast.weather.gov

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:22:16pm

re: #25 PhillyPretzel

For Philly Monday is supposed to go to 75 degrees after that the temps will go down again.
forecast.weather.gov

that’s what happened here

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:23:29pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:23:47pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:23:57pm
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:24:32pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:27:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:28:21pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:30:23pm
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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:32:45pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:34:59pm

re: #32 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Gaslighting shitshow.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:35:05pm

much more in his thread

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:36:25pm
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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:37:38pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

May she Rest In Peace.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:38:54pm

that is disappointing

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:39:15pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

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True love.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:41:19pm

Dark Falcon is still terrible fyi

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:43:12pm
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jamesfirecat  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:44:58pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Dark Falcon is still terrible fyi

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Dark Falcon decries how horrible Twitter is for healthy social American interaction… on Twitter….

Sideshow Bob : By the way, I’m aware of the irony of appearing on TV in order to decry it, so don’t bother pointing that out.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:45:05pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

if he didn’t have Twitter, he’d have no social life at all.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:47:24pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

He always was.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:48:33pm

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:50:26pm

re: #19 Charles Johnson

But he can’t force Governors to life stay-in-place orders.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:50:41pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:51:13pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:52:23pm
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:53:33pm

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

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MORE PEOPLE MUST DIE!!11!!!

If 16 million die then we don’t have to make them up. //

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:54:45pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Dark Falcon is still terrible fyi

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What an ass.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:56:16pm

re: #51 Backwoods_Sleuth

That was beautiful. Thank you Texas and BWS.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:56:53pm
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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:58:15pm

re: #45 PhillyPretzel

He always was.

It’s his heritage.
/

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:58:37pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 4:59:20pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:00:44pm
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NetworkKed  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:00:50pm

So, another day, another 31k positive tests. Another day, another 140k tests performed.

Maybe the flat number of positive tests is not correlated with the flat number of tests performed. There are places with genuinely positive trends. But I have my doubts.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:01:24pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Dark Falcon is still terrible fyi

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He sounds like Susan Collins.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:02:30pm

TFW you can hear the cold, cold rain outside and the dog scratching at the door for a walk.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:02:41pm

re: #61 Belafon

He sounds like Susan Collins.

He was always very concerned.

Just not concerned enough to …you know, not vote R.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:03:57pm

re: #63 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I split my ticket when needed in spite of the GOP. :)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:04:01pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:04:57pm
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plansbandc  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:07:16pm

re: #37 Backwoods_Sleuth

They wrote a book that was one of my first coming out books. Pioneering women.

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steve_davis  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:07:37pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

People…I can not eat all of this guacamole that I made.

Somebody come over here and help me.

to hell with that. come over here and we’ll binge watch dark shadows. you can bring the guacamole.

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plansbandc  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:08:29pm

re: #42 klys (maker of Silmarils)

I must have the recipe.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:08:46pm

re: #61 Belafon

He sounds like Susan Collins.

People like him have always preferred comforting fantasies to reality, and will keep voting for the cynical manipulators who feed them what they need.

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:09:24pm

re: #64 PhillyPretzel

I split my ticket when needed in spite of the GOP. :)

His “personal honor” demanded that he supports his tribe in all circumstances, even when they’re wrong. Reminds me of the mythology surrounding a certain notable Confederate general DF has no use for.

This reply was supposed to be to klys at #63.

Sorry.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:10:09pm

Maundy, maundy, can’t trust that day…..

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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:10:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:10:25pm
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steve_davis  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:10:45pm

i got around to listening to reo speedwagon for really the first time that it wasn’t coming to me out of a radio (just because they show up in an episode of Ozark and it got me curious). I’m in their 1980 release. This is pretty good! okay, I can understand purists thinking it’s a little pop-charty, but as samuel johnson said, nobody but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:12:12pm

re: #75 steve_davis

they show up in an episode of Ozark

I did laugh out loud when the fan called them “The Wagon.”

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:12:13pm

re: #71 A Three Hour Tour

I know. I remember very well when I told him what the letters GOP stood for. He down dinged me and gave me heck for it. Even after I told him I am a Republican he still was very angry. It is just one of those things.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:12:43pm

re: #69 plansbandc

I must have the recipe.

One small to medium green cabbage. Roughly 10g of salt per pound of cabbage. Thinly slice the cabbage. Sprinkle with salt. Pound the shit out of it with the handy pounding tool and work out all your anger at the current clusterfuck of our political reality on the poor defenseless cabbage. Realize that this is not going to be successful but at least the cabbage is starting to express water.

Mince somewhere between 4 and 8 cloves of garlic. Add to the cabbage, along with ~2 teaspoons of freeze dried dill from the fridge, 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard seed, and 1 teaspoon of dill seed. Mix. Grab a quart mason jar (wide mouth is useful here) and fill, pounding it down as you go. Cover with a cabbage leaf (saved at the start) and hold down with glass pickle weight if you have one. I used one of my fermenting silicone lids on the jar and let it set on the counter for ~one week.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:12:47pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Dark Falcon is still terrible fyi

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This is the sort of thing that D_F always liked to imagine involved making the ‘tough’ decisions - sacrificing people for the ‘greater good’. But this isn’t a roleplaying game, and it’s never been especially tough or difficult to not give a shit about people you don’t know dying, especially when you can justify it to yourself however thinly. The really tough decision in this case is to keep things locked down, even when people are angry and the most powerful people in the world are hell bent on discrediting you.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:15:38pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:16:00pm

re: #79 Renaissance_Man

This is the sort of thing that D_F always liked to imagine involved making the ‘tough’ decisions - sacrificing people for the ‘greater good’. But this isn’t a roleplaying game, and it’s never been especially tough or difficult to not give a shit about people you don’t know dying, especially when you can justify it to yourself however thinly. The really tough decision in this case is to keep things locked down, even when people are angry and the most powerful people in the world are hell bent on discrediting you.

My biggest problem with him was his complete inability to empathize. And the shitshow in Wisconsin on Tuesday is the legacy of Scott Walker whose bullshit he lived to defend.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:16:22pm

re: #80 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Bill O’Reilly’s crotch parasites

Talk about working off some seriously bad karma.

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makeitstop  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:16:29pm

re: #1 gocart mozart

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There are few things in the world you can rely upon, but one of them is Crazy Horse.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:21:50pm
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:22:44pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:23:37pm

My latest FB post.

Covid Diary part: All kinds of time.
What I’m listening to: Welcome Interstate Managers, by Fountains of Wayne.
Adam Schlesinger (1967-2020).
Adam wrote the song, All kinds of Time, along with his partner, Chris Collingwood. The phrase is often used in football when a quarterback has great blocking and can take his time making a play and being the hero. The writer of the song knows this is not true, that the time of the quarterback, like all of us, is limited. And the writer of this post knows that the songwriter is dead.
Not everyone makes it. More are going to be taken. The virus doesn’t care about your feelings or stock portfolio. The virus only wants one thing and that is to find a host and reproduce.
As I slowly recover, and I do mean slowly. I made it to the cranky part; I wanted to lash out at everyone, especially when they tried to give me advice. Under the circumstances that seemed wrong. And I realized, yet again, that I was lucky. I would survive. Perhaps learn something on the way.
“He’s got all kinds of time
He’s got all kinds of time
All kinds of time
He’s got all kinds of time
All kinds of time”
We know this is not true; we are both haunted and redeemed by our music.
Best,
Stuart

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:25:14pm

re: #86 I Would Prefer Not To

My latest FB post.

Covid Diary part: All kinds of time.
What I’m listening to: Welcome Interstate Managers, by Fountains of Wayne.
Adam Schlesinger (1967-2020).
Adam wrote the song, All kinds of Time, along with his partner, Chris Collingwood. The phrase is often used in football when a quarterback has great blocking and can take his time making a play and being the hero. The writer of the song knows this is not true, that the time of the quarterback, like all of us, is limited. And the writer of this post knows that the songwriter is dead.
Not everyone makes it. More are going to be taken. The virus doesn’t care about your feelings or stock portfolio. The virus only wants one thing and that is to find a host and reproduce.
As I slowly recover, and I do mean slowly. I made it to the cranky part; I wanted to lash out at everyone, especially when they tried to give me advice. Under the circumstances that seemed wrong. And I realized, yet again, that I was lucky. I would survive. Perhaps learn something on the way.
“He’s got all kinds of time
He’s got all kinds of time
All kinds of time
He’s got all kinds of time
All kinds of time”
We know this is not true; we are both haunted and redeemed by our music.
Best,
Stuart

I listened to that album a lot in 2003. Just great pop rock. So sad that Adam is gone.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:26:27pm

re: #87 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I listened to that album a lot in 2003. Just great pop rock. So sad that Adam is gone.

I enjoy all the songs on the album, which is strange.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:27:30pm

re: #88 I Would Prefer Not To

I enjoy all the songs on the album, which is strange.

Yeah not a bad song on there really.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:29:56pm

re: #89 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Yeah not a bad song on there really.

The “weakest” song is the one that was a huge hit “Stacy’s Mom”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:31:19pm
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:31:25pm

re: #88 I Would Prefer Not To

I enjoy all the songs on the album, which is strange.

I love finding albums where the whole album is good.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:34:58pm

re: #90 I Would Prefer Not To

The “weakest” song is the one that was a huge hit “Stacy’s Mom”

Yeah I would agree there. Easy to see why that became a hit tho.

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austin_blue  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:35:33pm

re: #70 jaunte

People like him have always preferred comforting fantasies to reality, and will keep voting for the cynical manipulators who feed them what they need.

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Addle-pated fuckwit.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:35:37pm
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stpaulbear  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:35:50pm

re: #63 klys (maker of Silmarils)

He was always very concerned.

Just not concerned enough to …you know, not vote R.

I always got the impression that the main reason he was here was to talk about military porn. He always got around to it. I think he had to pretend to be concerned in order to hang around but he would always let loose with some corker.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:36:35pm

re: #95 goddamnedfrank

“We all hate poverty war and injustice,
Unlike the rest of you squares.”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:36:52pm

re: #95 goddamnedfrank

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I just wish Bernie would actually show some humility. Dude you regressed in every state. That’s a sign.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:37:46pm

re: #96 stpaulbear

I always got the impression that the main reason he was here was to talk about military porn. He always got around to it. I think he had to pretend to be concerned in order to hang around but he would always let loose with some corker.

I always wondered why he never enlisted.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:38:47pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Dark Falcon is still terrible fyi

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I will NEVER forgive that prick for the way he slandered my son. Like every other sociopathic Republican he believes the end justifies the means…

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:39:22pm

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I always wondered why he never enlisted.

Gout.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:41:25pm
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:42:24pm

re: #101 A Three Hour Tour

Gout.

Ah. Makes sense. He did have trouble with that now that you mention.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:42:50pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

I agree. OMG And today Gov Wolf closed all schools state wide because of this virus.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:43:40pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

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This ignorant shithead.

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A Three Hour Tour  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:45:15pm

re: #103 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Ah. Makes sense. He did have trouble with that now that you mention.

I don’t know if that’s the REAL reason. I was just being flippant. I also remembered that he had a flare-up some years back.

Wasn’t he employed for a time as a military contractor in defense procurement, or am I misremembering?

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I Would Prefer Not To  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:47:06pm

It’s like the US is a giant experiment. Some stay home, others go to the beach. some live, some die. How did your state do?

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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:52:53pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:52:57pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:53:43pm

After the “Spanish Flu” subsided, the plague struck Los Angeles hard in 1924…

Read what happened…chilling…relevant to today…

“Little Mexico,” a bustling community near Olvera Street, was leveled in the name of sanitation…

la.curbed.com

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William Lewis  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:56:09pm

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I always wondered why he never enlisted.

Gout. But as an NCO I can tell you that even had he been healthy, he couldn’t have made it through basic training. He would have been one of those that cracked. Because sitting in the rain, eating a cold can of beans and dumping a packet of instant coffee in your mouth and just washing it down with a gulp or two from your canteen because you dont have time for a fire on a short halt to your patrol is not the kind of glory he’d be expecting.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2020 • 5:58:02pm
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plansbandc  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:00:57pm

re: #78 klys (maker of Silmarils)

Nom! Thank you. Love it so much and it’s really good for you too. Will definitely give it a try.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:10:21pm
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:10:34pm

First this con fleeces the marks for $$$ to build a wall.

Now this bunco artist is fleecing the marks to speculate on masks he doesn’t have…but the Mormon Church possesses…

On March 3, Brian Kolfage tried to reach the U.S. government — through Instagram.

The triple-amputee Air Force veteran, who’s best known for running the crowd-funded border wall project “We Build The Wall,” had found a new line of work: Medical supply middleman.

Before the sudden change, Kolfage had spent tens of millions of dollars collected from Trump supporters to build steel bollard fencing on private land at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas.

The project, billed as an effort to help the President complete his promised wall, had been a slog. Hampered by permitting issues, right-wing militia ties, and an international dispute over debris that tumbled from a work site into Mexico, the effort has so far completed just two segments of wall — a total of less than 5 miles.

A new industry beckoned. Kolfage posted a picture of a massive warehouse filled with hundreds of boxes marked “3M.” He said they contained 300 million N95 surgical masks just waiting to reach health professionals in need around the country.

There was, however, a big problem: Kolfage didn’t know if any of that was true.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:10:48pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

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Pretty damn clueless about disease spread, isn’t he?

Or he does understand it, and thus is a ghoul since it means lives mean nothing if it gets “normalcy” back.

Appears to be another “evil vs incompetent, choose one” decision.

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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:11:27pm

re: #114 plansbandc

Nom! Thank you. Love it so much and it’s really good for you too. Will definitely give it a try.

I’ve been playing around with it and just going based on flavors that I like. It’s been a lot of fun! I also have a more traditional batch done with caraway seeds right now, but I am ALL OVER the dill and garlic one.

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DodgerFan1988  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:12:32pm
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stpaulbear  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:13:51pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Don’t go read the comments, although the one about Trump’s ‘new clothes’ is pretty good but icky.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:17:35pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:18:07pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:20:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:22:05pm
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Sherlock Hound  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:23:40pm

Yes, FedEx and UPS use the USPS for last-mile.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:27:48pm

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

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It’s not like anyone learns anything anyway. Might as well go back to school in the middle of an epic biological catastrophe.

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EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:30:27pm

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

Naturally. To be any kind of staunch Republican in the 21st century is to be a sociopath. It was always instructive when his mask slipped.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:35:12pm

rawstory.com

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EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:35:40pm

re: #77 PhillyPretzel

I know. I remember very well when I told him what the letters GOP stood for. He down dinged me and gave me heck for it. Even after I told him I am a Republican he still was very angry. It is just one of those things.

One of my proudest moments here was long ago when my simple observation that any short list of threats to world peace had to include the US Republican Party really got under his skin.

I took that as an admission of its truth.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:36:03pm
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EPR-radar  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:37:59pm

re: #79 Renaissance_Man

This is the sort of thing that D_F always liked to imagine involved making the ‘tough’ decisions - sacrificing people for the ‘greater good’. But this isn’t a roleplaying game, and it’s never been especially tough or difficult to not give a shit about people you don’t know dying, especially when you can justify it to yourself however thinly. The really tough decision in this case is to keep things locked down, even when people are angry and the most powerful people in the world are hell bent on discrediting you.

Like all Republicans, DF was an iron-man person of unflinching resolve and fortitude, as long as it was other people’s pain and suffering he was advocating for.

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fern01  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:41:02pm

Alexandra Petri understand the difference between absentee voting (approved by trump) & mail-in voting (open to fraud).

An absentee ballot is sent in the mail, whereas a mail-in vote is mailed in. …
An absentee ballot is placed in an envelope, whereas a mail-in vote is enclosed in an envelope ….
An absentee ballot must be signed, whereas a mail-in vote requires a signature. ….
An absentee ballot is cast by a Republican, whereas a mail-in vote is sent by a Democrat.

She is a national treasure
washingtonpost.com

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:43:08pm

re: #131 EPR-radar

Like all Republicans, DF was an iron-man person of unflinching resolve and fortitude, as long as it was other people’s pain and suffering he was advocating for.

He also had a lot of self-loathing, in the sense that he would have happily also advocated for his own pain and suffering to validate his own victim complex. I imagine that for many modern conservatives, they have to hate themselves at least a little, and salve that pain by hating others more. DF didn’t seem like he was steeped in hate most of the time, but rather worship of the approved Republican gods, ie. rich people, authoritarians, and their high priests like VDH.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:43:57pm

re: #125 Sherlock Hound

Yes, FedEx and UPS use the USPS for last-mile.

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Relatives love to retweet that ass…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:47:09pm

Los Angeles Residents!

Reminder—Mayor Garcetti’s Mask Order takes effect at midnight! If you’re outside gotta wear that mask!

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:51:40pm

Tomorrow or Saturday, the US will overtake Italy as the nation with the most confirmed deaths. Italy’s first death was on Feb 20, and the US had its first on March 3, almost 2 weeks later. Even at its peak, Italy never had as many people die in a single day as the US has right now.

The difference is crystal clear. One nation was taken by surprise and took aggressive measures as quickly as it could. One nation chose to pretend that it wasn’t happening, even with warning, and continues to fumble with its response.

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jamesfirecat  Apr 9, 2020 • 6:54:21pm

re: #133 Renaissance_Man

He also had a lot of self-loathing, in the sense that he would have happily also advocated for his own pain and suffering to validate his own victim complex. I imagine that for many modern conservatives, they have to hate themselves at least a little, and salve that pain by hating others more. DF didn’t seem like he was steeped in hate most of the time, but rather worship of the approved Republican gods, ie. rich people, authoritarians, and their high priests like VDH.

Also his own father /an inability to disappoint his family.

(As in which Republican Gods he worshiped.)

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:00:31pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:01:11pm

re: #136 Renaissance_Man

Tomorrow or Saturday, the US will overtake Italy as the nation with the most confirmed deaths. Italy’s first death was on Feb 20, and the US had its first on March 3, almost 2 weeks later. Even at its peak, Italy never had as many people die in a single day as the US has right now.

The difference is crystal clear. One nation was taken by surprise and took aggressive measures as quickly as it could. One nation chose to pretend that it wasn’t happening, even with warning, and continues to fumble with its response.

You fail to understand that many Republicans (even some who are not in the Trump cult) agree with Dan Patrick, the lieutenant-Governor of Texas: the economy is paramount and they don’t care how many deaths would be required to open it now. They are concerned about the stock market over everything — and 60,000 deaths are a small price to pay. Actually, they probably wouldn’t care if there were a million deaths, as long as it’s someone else dying.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:01:29pm
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DodgerFan1988  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:03:03pm

GOP Genocide.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:04:29pm

re: #139 Hecuba’s daughter

You fail to understand that many Republicans (even some who are not in the Trump cult) agree with Dan Patrick, the lieutenant-Governor of Texas: the economy is paramount and they don’t care how many deaths would be required to open it now. They are concerned about the stock market over everything — and 60,000 deaths are a small price to pay. Actually, they probably wouldn’t care if there were a million deaths, as long as it’s someone else dying.

No, trust me, I don’t fail to understand that.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:07:58pm
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:16:32pm

re: #140 jaunte

Rockwall announced four cases today that sound like a family: 2 in their thirties and 2 under 10.

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jaunte  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:18:35pm

re: #144 Belafon

Ugh. Sorry. I worry that our state leadership isn’t up to the challenge.

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Jebediah, RBG  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:19:26pm

re: #99 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I always wondered why he never enlisted.

Not to be too glib, but I never did.

EDIT: I see that someone mentioned gout. I did not remember that, but I still believe that, gout-free, he still would not have.

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Florida Panhandler  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:20:12pm

re: #115 Backwoods_Sleuth

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This is the exact mindset warranted when you have actual facts and real world evidence on your side.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:26:41pm

re: #146 Jebediah, RBG

Not to be too glib, but I never did.

Ha. Fair enough.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:28:47pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:42:27pm
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LadyBehir  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:48:07pm

Add me to the “thanks for the kraut recipe” list. Labeled “Klys’ Kraut” and printed.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 9, 2020 • 7:54:29pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:04:27pm

One of my employers is trying to get the small biz loan, Wells Fargo has been no help so far. Cluster Fuck. Stress factor doubles….

But hey the wife and family is healthy so WORTH IT.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:07:16pm
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mmmirele  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:16:21pm

re: #153 Rightwingconspirator

One of my employers is trying to get the small biz loan, Wells Fargo has been no help so far. Cluster Fuck. Stress factor doubles….

But hey the wife and family is healthy so WORTH IT.

I would note that for most of this week, my evil too big to fail employer could not offer any loans at all because we could only disburse $10 billion due to the previously in place Fed restrictions. And when loan applications were first opened up last week, we received WAY more than that (at least from what I was told) and had to shut down. Those restrictions were lifted late yesterday, again, according to what I was told.

I would note that I doubt this is running smoothly for any bank, because usually you don’t roll out a loan program without a fair amount of lead time. Obviously, that’s not the case here! But it certainly didn’t help that we are hobbled by Fed restrictions put in place due to criminal behavior led by previous senior bank management.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:19:58pm

re: #145 jaunte

Ugh. Sorry. I worry that our state leadership isn’t up to the challenge.

Our local leadership has done pretty well, and Dallas county is doing its best to protect us from the west, but I30 runs right through us and we’re in John Ratcliffe’s district.

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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:20:50pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:21:30pm
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:25:42pm
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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:30:03pm

88 year old man gets lift from a tree service company so he can see his wife of 61 years while she recovers in the hospital: m.dailykos.com

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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:32:38pm
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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:33:21pm

re: #155 mmmirele

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gwangung  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:34:42pm

re: #159 Belafon

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Fucking racists.

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:39:27pm
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plansbandc  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:41:45pm

re: #164 Belafon

Man, I didn’t know baby alligators could be so corrupt.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:41:50pm

Trump dummies are posting an incomplete video of Fauci from early 2017 as he’s warning us how ill prepared we are for a pandemic… as if it’s proof this is all a hoax and a conspiracy against their dear leader. These people are truly beyond reasoning with.

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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:47:08pm

This is an actual Island

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Belafon  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:47:59pm

One of the major stations needs to make an hour long show of how we went from one person infected to shutting everything down. I remember, because it wasn’t that long ago, that basketball player testing positive and how we went from that to no NBA or college basketball games, no hockey, and no baseball.

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William Lewis  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:48:56pm

re: #165 plansbandc

Man, I didn’t know baby alligators could be so corrupt.

What can I say? Florida ManGator ;)

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:51:04pm

re: #168 Belafon

From the early discussions of the Italian lockouts, it became uncomfortably reasonably to me that the American populace is unwilling to fight a protracted, hardcore lockdown that is needed to avoid large numbers of deaths.

No better example the past month can be found than Gov. DeSantis, or for that matter the Iowa Governor, or the Republicans in the Kansas legislature that overturned their governor’s orders.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:51:45pm

I’m a bit late for the landscape pictures, but on my smog-free walk this morning, I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures.

Golden gate without smog

Maybe tomorrow I’ll bring my camera.

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mmmirele  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:53:16pm

re: #162 Rightwingconspirator

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Chrysicat  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:53:19pm
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Sherlock Hound  Apr 9, 2020 • 8:54:57pm

re: #161 gocart mozart

I converted a friend of mine to Tom Lehrer. That is his favorite song. BUT, he was playing it at home. His mom is named Agnes. She was not amused.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:00:56pm
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DesertDenizen  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:11:10pm

re: #173 Chrysicat

Ask African American men how they feel about this.

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DesertDenizen  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:12:41pm

re: #175 Ace-o-aces

This needs to be screamed from the rooftops. How the hell did this country get so broken that we are having mass graves from this shit? We should have easily been able to follow South Korea’s numbers on this.

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Rightwingconspirator  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:13:49pm

re: #172 mmmirele

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William Lewis  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:15:16pm

re: #177 DesertDenizen

This needs to be screamed from the rooftops. How the hell did this country get so broken that we are having mass graves from this shit? We should have easily been able to follow South Korea’s numbers on this.

FreeDUMB and GOP greed ensured that would not happen.

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DesertDenizen  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:16:38pm

re: #179 William Lewis

FreeDUMB and GOP greed ensured that would not happen.

Yeah, I suppose it was a rhetorical question. I do live in Arizona so I see it daily.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:16:46pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:25:57pm

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Chrysicat  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:34:27pm

re: #176 DesertDenizen

Ask African American men how they feel about this.

On the one hand, now that I think about it, that is indeed a “yikes” I hadn’t been taking into account because racists already act as though they have prosopagnosia any time a Black person committed a crime and they run into another one within 5 miles of the scene.

On the other hand, if everybody is suddenly “not fully recognisable”, maybe we stop trying to arrest anyone on visual description as much, because you’ll be screwing up as often on whites and any remaining “model minorities” as on Black people?

(I don’t think we’re talking “bandannas have been gang colours for too long” here, though I could be misreading you and that was your thrust.)

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gocart mozart  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:43:11pm

lol

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:52:27pm

re: #170 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

From the early discussions of the Italian lockouts, it became uncomfortably reasonably to me that the American populace is unwilling to fight a protracted, hardcore lockdown that is needed to avoid large numbers of deaths.

No better example the past month can be found than Gov. DeSantis, or for that matter the Iowa Governor, or the Republicans in the Kansas legislature that overturned their governor’s orders.

It’s not that easy, even in Italy - Italians are very much a “don’t tell me what to do” sort of people. Czechs are much the same. They’ll comply at first, but now - three weeks in to a quasi-lockdown - Czechs are getting restive.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 9, 2020 • 9:59:55pm

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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:05:22pm

One in the morning in D.C. and Fuckface Von Clownstick is fucking around on Twitter.

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A Cranky One  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:07:56pm

re: #151 LadyBehir

Add me to the “thanks for the kraut recipe” list. Labeled “Klys’ Kraut” and printed.

Garlic sauerkraut, it’s a tasty treat AND promotes social distancing!

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:09:56pm

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

It’s not that easy, even in Italy - Italians are very much a “don’t tell me what to do” sort of people. Czechs are much the same. They’ll comply at first, but now - three weeks in to a quasi-lockdown - Czechs are getting restive.

Italians seem to be getting a bit restive, but it seems that their experience was bad enough to make a lasting impression. They’re now talking about maybe relaxing some restrictions in May.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:13:30pm

re: #189 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Italians seem to be getting a bit restive, but it seems that their experience was bad enough to make a lasting impression. They’re now talking about maybe relaxing some restrictions in May.

In Czech Republic, they’ve already started relaxing restrictions. The goal of the epidemiologists here - which they openly admit - is to carefully manage the exposure of the majority of the Czech population to SARS-CoV-2 while also doing their utmost to protect the most vulnerable groups and keep the healthcare system from getting overwhelmed and collapsing as a result.

They are proceeding from the assumption that no vaccine will be found.

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electrotek  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:22:36pm

Doesn’t this scumbag ring a bell to anybody here?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:22:55pm

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

In Czech Republic, they’ve already started relaxing restrictions. The goal of the epidemiologists here - which they openly admit - is to carefully manage the exposure of the majority of the Czech population to SARS-CoV-2 while also doing their utmost to protect the most vulnerable groups and keep the healthcare system from getting overwhelmed and collapsing as a result.

They are proceeding from the assumption that no vaccine will be found.

Well, they’re so early in the progression of the epidemic that they might be able to end extreme measures earlier (I am not an epidemiologist). Our restrictions are slated to end in May if they aren’t extended again, but no-one imagines that we’ll go back to pre-epidemic conditions. And other parts of the country probably won’t be ready by then.

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teleskiguy  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:25:54pm
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Sherlock Hound  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:30:39pm

re: #191 electrotek

I will guess: He has never been to, or even read about, any of the three countries he mentions in his tweet. Talking about “no-go zones” in places he’s never known. I have my own no-go zones for his kind.

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Jack Burton  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:41:52pm

re: #191 electrotek

Doesn’t this scumbag ring a bell to anybody here?

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Gates of Vienna. AKA: ZOMG!!! MOOSLIMZ!!! #453467

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:42:28pm

re: #194 Sherlock Hound

I will guess: He has never been to, or even read about, any of the three countries he mentions in his tweet. Talking about “no-go zones” in places he’s never known. I have my own no-go zones for his kind.

If that is indeed the blogger known as Fjordman, then he’s from Norway. He’s pretty well-known in the so-called “counter-Jihad” community and is generally regarded as an Islamophobic extremist and hate-monger.

I don’t know if he still lives in Norway - his real identity was exposed in 2011 and he mentioned he was planning to leave….the fact that he helped inspire Anders Breivik’s massacre pretty much made him persona non grata to most Norwegians.

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BigPapa  Apr 9, 2020 • 10:52:39pm

I posted yesterday about a mainstream news story that’s an actual right wing grift, but now I made a Page.

Give it some love if you’d be obliged. I’m going to push it to journos, seems important.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2020 • 11:19:14pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 11:20:10pm
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uriel  Apr 9, 2020 • 11:28:00pm

re: #182 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

They forgot “calf toning by pushing your recliner into a sitting position.”

Personally, I’ve been doing that for years.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 9, 2020 • 11:35:22pm
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Dave In Austin  Apr 9, 2020 • 11:49:01pm
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goddamnedfrank  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:00:58am

They wanted to end it entirely, but I think this will be the next move.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:08:23am

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

They wanted to end it entirely, but I think this will be the next move.

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Nah, my expectation is they’ll announce that the funding will continue, but only in those places they consider “at-risk” Translation? Cutting it from blue states that are beginning to see a bend in the curve, while insisting upon retaining it for red states that were slow to institute such orders. I’m confident that there will be some sort of agreement that such continued funding be dependent on “reopening.”

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electrotek  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:24:34am

How can I report this white Shoko Asahara wannabe to the authorities for inciting violence?

Facebook Post

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joe90  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:26:50am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:28:05am

re: #205 electrotek

Let us RISE and confront these psychopaths like the Jedi Masters we all are!

LOL yeah, sure thing, Obi-Wan.

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electrotek  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:36:47am

re: #207 Dr Lizardo

LOL yeah, sure thing, Obi-Wan.

Why are so many white people that are into yoga are this fucked in the head? I can’t these fake spiritual woke scum whose true colours are often displayed by poking them with a stick a few times.

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electrotek  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:55:03am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 12:56:06am

re: #4 KGxvi

Joe Bacon mentioned it in the previous thread, the next president will likely choose Ginsberg’s (87 years old) replacement on the Court. Also, worth noting:

Breyer is 81
Thomas is 71
Alito is 70
Roberts is 65 with at least two known seizures

That’s literally a majority of the Supreme Court.

This is what I meant in that if DT is re-elected, the damage will be permanent.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:16:57am

re: #70 jaunte

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) says the COVID-19 epidemic amounted to the U.S. economy being “waterboarded and said, “the virus was only deadly “for a small segment of our population” and that “poverty, hunger, [and] losing the entire economy” were also deadly

So how much of the 40% of America that the 1% owns are they willing to give up to help those most threatened by poverty and hunger?

My guess is 0% or less.

And tell me again, did we create the economy to benefit the people of America or were we created to serve it?

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Disloyal Archangel  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:18:31am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:19:48am

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

Florida Governor DeSantis is considering sending kids back to school. “For whatever reason, it just doesn’t seem to threaten kids.”

and what about teachers, janitors and and administrators?

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:25:52am

re: #213 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and what about teachers, janitors and and administrators?

Thoughts and prayers.

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teleskiguy  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:34:28am

re: #212 Disloyal Archangel

There’s a Trump Tower Denver?!? That’s news to me.

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ericblair  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:46:33am

re: #212 Disloyal Archangel

Idea: Colorado should raze Trump Tower Denver to the ground & sell the rubble to buy ventilators.
NY should then follow suit.

It would be interesting to know how much latitude individual states have in yanking business licenses.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 1:51:54am

I am curious how the insurance industry is viewing all this. They’ve reacted in a few cases already to pulling insurance for pastors violating group limit orders. So I think they could rapidly kibosh a “reopening” if they wanted by stating that doing so (in violation of state orders, etc. etc. or whatever) would terminate a business’ insurance coverage.

And I assume they are busy grinding the numbers on this anyways.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:01:29am

I heard mention here of auto insurance companies offering rebates because of diminished traffic.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:06:27am

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I heard mention here of auto insurance companies offering rebates because of diminished traffic.

That’s just one side of the industry though, the business disruption units are getting hammered right now.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:06:58am

re: #218 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I heard mention here of auto insurance companies offering rebates because of diminished traffic.

Yep. Got an email about that from my insurer (USAA) yesterday. Rebating 20% of two months of premiums as a credit to future charges. USAA also usually sends out rebate checks of some sort if their payouts for a year are less than they projected.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:12:51am

re: #220 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Yep. Got an email about that from my insurer (USAA) yesterday. Rebating 20% of two months of premiums as a credit to future charges. USAA also usually sends out rebate checks of some sort if their payouts for a year are less than they projected.

Hope I get something like that from my insurer in Germany. Have not driven anywhere since March 18th…need to go turn the car over.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:27:32am
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ericblair  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:28:48am

re: #217 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I am curious how the insurance industry is viewing all this. They’ve reacted in a few cases already to pulling insurance for pastors violating group limit orders. So I think they could rapidly kibosh a “reopening” if they wanted by stating that doing so (in violation of state orders, etc. etc. or whatever) would terminate a business’ insurance coverage.

And I assume they are busy grinding the numbers on this anyways.

I firmly believe that the insurance industry is going to be far more influential regarding COVID quarantines and global warming mitigation than most people think. They’re on the hook for these disasters, mostly, and aren’t too thrilled about taking it on the chin for some asshole’s political dogmatism.

Oh, and of course:

Boris Johnson’s prick of a dad only realizes that he should give a shit about C19 because someone in his family is affected. With conservatives, this is the iron law.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:39:47am

re: #41 goddamnedfrank

So yeah, I decided to spare a moment and read the NR article for shits and giggles. And I’ll save folks the experience and just sum it up as “AMERICA WON WWII! AMERICA #1! CHINA BAD!!!”

If you want the longer version, VDH gives us the “Baby’s First WWII Book” summary of how Pearl Harbor happened, American industry became a juggernaut overnight, and the huge new naval fleet that was built before war’s end rolled into Tokyo Bay and stomped the Japs flat. And we can totally do that again by rising up in the aftermath of COVID-19, seize back jobs and industry from China, kick out all the Chinese kids studying here, and take control of all the labs to create a totally self-sufficient America who can weather any future storms. Or we can be a bunch of namby-pamby babies who refuse to take all our anger out on China and so remain weak and frail.

Once you get past the idea of “American Exceptionalism” fueled by testosterone poisoning, you notice nowhere in this whole piece do words like “New Deal” or “Lend Lease” appear. After all, can’t have people assuming that references to WWII leading to America becoming the “Arsenal of Freedom” has anything to do with socialism and globalism. Nah, we beat both sides ourselves and then on the seventh day we rested, just as Gawd intended!

Really, just scratch out “China” and sub in “USSR” in the article and it’s the same Cold War-era jingoism in new duds.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:42:35am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:44:58am

re: #224 Targetpractice

So yeah, I decided to spare a moment and read the NR article for shits and giggles. And I’ll save folks the experience and just sum it up as “AMERICA WON WWII! AMERICA #1! CHINA BAD!!!”

It is all posturing. American government has lost its ability to control multinationals and they have their own agenda.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:45:44am

re: #224 Targetpractice

Conservatives are among the greatest recyclers in the world… of rhetoric. Generally jingoistic nationalism or racist in format though. They’re very good of pulling up stuff that is a century or more old and simply changing the labels on it.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:48:42am

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

…over a long-term period consisting of multiple peaks of the disease.

But this is hardly a new revelation.

The ICL white paper explicitly stated that this is likely the best route to go, to have lockdowns to minimize peaks, but then stop lockdowns at minima, only to reinstitute lockdowns as cases rise.

The essential idea is that without natural immunity and without a vaccine, the entire population will eventually contract the virus and suffer whatever illness results idiosyncratically.

There is a really difficult problem here in the US, and that fluff article critiqued by Big Papa (see his latest Page) is an example. Americans so want to believe that we’re better than some “Chinese” virus, in part because with a disturbingly high death rate it will become clear that we will lose old people we know personally.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 10, 2020 • 2:49:24am

re: #225 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

A really nice little piece, quiet and peaceful, just what we need.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:08:10am

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Chrysicat  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:14:04am

re: #190 Dr Lizardo

In Czech Republic, they’ve already started relaxing restrictions. The goal of the epidemiologists here - which they openly admit - is to carefully manage the exposure of the majority of the Czech population to SARS-CoV-2 while also doing their utmost to protect the most vulnerable groups and keep the healthcare system from getting overwhelmed and collapsing as a result.

They are proceeding from the assumption that no vaccine will be found.

So basically they’re going about things in a way that might mean “you will forever be shut-in if you get above retirement age”?

And if reinfection happens fast enough, the cytokine-storm deaths are likely to be healthier, younger people—just like the later waves of 1918 flu—because their immune systems will be the ones primed to fire one, unless I understand how this mess works. So of course they’ll still be allowed out and about when they’ve now become the real vulnerable group.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:17:29am

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

It is all posturing. American government has lost its ability to control multinationals and they have their own agenda.

It’s the far-right mirror to all those on the far-left running around, insisting that COVID-19 swamping hospitals and killing people left and right is somehow “proof” that universal healthcare is needed immediately because everybody would be safe. Both sides are seeing in this crisis vindication that their worldview is the only correct one.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:20:30am

re: #232 Targetpractice

It’s the far-right mirror to all those on the far-left running around, insisting that COVID-19 swamping hospitals and killing people left and right is somehow “proof” that universal healthcare is needed immediately because everybody would be safe. Both sides are seeing in this crisis vindication that their worldview is the only correct one.

The death rate from COVID would likely be lower if more people had had access to better health care before the epidemic hit.

And our entire for-profit approach to healthcare is not designed to cope with this situation, whereas a more “socialized” approach would likely be.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:26:59am

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

The death rate from COVID would likely be lower if more people had had access to better health care before the epidemic hit.

And our entire for-profit approach to healthcare is not designed to cope with this situation, whereas a more “socialized” approach would likely be.

The counter-argument would be all the nations with universal healthcare systems which are struggling to deal with the unstoppable force of a novel virus meeting the immovable object that is a large retiree population.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:32:38am

re: #234 Targetpractice

The counter-argument would be all the nations with universal healthcare systems which are struggling to deal with the unstoppable force of a novel virus meeting the immovable object that is a large retiree population.

the only way to counter that is to ban abortion and contraception and get women to stay home and raise families.

of course, that would involve paying husbands enough to support a family

so forget it, let the poor die and decrease the surplus population

/

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:42:15am

re: #235 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

the only way to counter that is to ban abortion and contraception and get women to stay home and raise families.

of course, that would involve paying husbands enough to support a family

so forget it, let the poor die and decrease the surplus population

/

I really hate it when people twist my words to make me sound like a wingnut jackass, sarcasm slash or not. I said nothing of the sort and you very well know that. America’s health issues extend beyond access to healthcare, such as food deserts or work environments that enforce “working lunches” when they actually do provide lunch breaks at all. Both of these negatively impact the poor, yet they’re not going to go away if we adopt universal healthcare.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:45:22am

re: #236 Targetpractice

I really hate it when people twist my words to make me sound like a wingnut jackass, sarcasm slash or not. I said nothing of the sort and you very well know that. America’s health issues extend beyond access to healthcare, such as food deserts or work environments that enforce “working lunches” when they actually do provide lunch breaks at all. Both of these negatively impact the poor, yet they’re not going to go away if we adopt universal healthcare.

I was not out to mock your words, merely to point out that the conservative worldview on one hand promotes a social model in which the ideal is one of women staying at home to raise families while at the same time promoting an economic model that makes such an arrangement unfeasible or impossible.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 3:46:50am

re: #237 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I was not out to mock your words, merely to point out that the conservative worldview on one hand promotes a social model in which the ideal is one of women staying at home to raise families while at the same time promoting an economic model that makes such an arrangement unfeasible or impossible.

Fair enough, outrage withdrawn.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:11:10am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:15:00am

re: #239 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

in the New Media Reality, ratings are the sole arbiter of popularity and truth…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:15:46am
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Jack Burton  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:16:56am

re: #240 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

in the New Media Reality, ratings are the sole arbiter of popularity and truth…

This is like Max Headroom Network 23 becoming a reality.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:20:48am

re: #242 Jack Burton

This is like Max Headroom Network 23 becoming a reality.

Trump is the Max Headroom President

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:20:55am

re: #58 Dread Pirate

Bring back the Iron Lung?

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:28:52am

re: #19 Charles Johnson

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this is still gonna spread for a very long time

nothing’s changed:
- anyone can get it
- anyone can survive it
- anyone can die from it

people are going to continue to die from this
people are going to continue to needlessly die from this

i will not personally sacrifice to this carnage
i will not accept or promote this carnage as some kind of perverse new normal

he can do what he wants, say what he wants.
i’m not leaving the house or doing anything differently

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:33:42am

Interesting to see all the things going on throughout the world.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:37:17am

re: #74 Backwoods_Sleuth

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we havent even hit the first eye of this multi-eyed hurricane

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:39:49am

re: #81 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

My biggest problem with him was his complete inability to empathize. And the shitshow in Wisconsin on Tuesday is the legacy of Scott Walker whose bullshit he lived to defend.

runs rampant these days

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:40:33am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:43:43am

re: #102 goddamnedfrank

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i am sadly at the point where i have to wonder if he’s getting pressure from trump to do this

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jeffreyw  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:46:09am

Good morning!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:49:05am

re: #248 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

runs rampant these days

it goes beyond the inability to empathize, it comes from taking utter delight in other people’s discomfort, distress and misfortune

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:54:02am

re: #36 Backwoods_Sleuth

My governor. Hell yes.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:55:09am

re: #173 Chrysicat

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 4:58:47am

re: #203 goddamnedfrank

They wanted to end it entirely, but I think this will be the next move.

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isnt there a phrase for this?
begins with a “Q”?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:04:26am

re: #255 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

isnt there a phrase for this?
begins with a “Q”?

QlusterfuQ?

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:05:10am

re: #249 Patricia Kayden

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Not only that, lack of testing makes it easier for him to argue that “the worst has passed” and so it’s time to go back to “normal.”

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Decatur Deb  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:08:01am

re: #257 Targetpractice

Not only that, lack of testing makes it easier for him to argue that “the worst has passed” and so it’s time to go back to “normal.”

Waiting for him to open Mar-a-Plago and pack it with graying kleptocrats.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:10:26am

re: #258 Decatur Deb

Waiting for him to open Mar-a-Plago and pack it with graying kleptocrats.

What he’s really salivating over is the anticipation of the first red state that ends social distancing restrictions, allowing him to return to holding his klan rallies. What he wants so badly is to stand on-stage and give his meandering “speeches” for 2 hours with an audience that mindlessly cheers and boos on cue. So he can once more go back to avoiding the press except for drive-by “pressers” on the way to Marine One.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:14:09am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:16:05am

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:16:15am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:16:55am

re: #258 Decatur Deb

Waiting for him to open Mar-a-Plago and pack it with graying kleptocrats.

Yes please.

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Florida Panhandler  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:17:05am

re: #167 gocart mozart

This is an actual Island

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Or add an Elven fairy princess or a floating disembodied head and you have a progressive rock album cover.

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Chrysicat  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:27:53am

re: #212 Disloyal Archangel

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:28:43am
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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:29:30am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:29:52am

Lre: #266 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Well when you have a POTUS who takes Putin’s word over the IC’s, this kind of thing happens.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:30:12am

re: #267 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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No lives matter except for Trumps.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:31:10am

re: #269 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

No lives matter except for Trumps.

It’s more like the tag should be “TrumpLiesMatter”.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:32:57am

re: #270 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

It’s more like the tag should be “TrumpLiesMatter”.

Works for me.

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Chrysicat  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:34:34am

re: #262 Patricia Kayden

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:41:27am

re: #191 electrotek

Doesn’t this scumbag ring a bell to anybody here?

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Järva (part of Stockholm) has been hardly hit by SARS-CoV-2, as have other parts of the county which are socioeconomically vulnerable. Same across the country, higher figures in socioeconomically vulnerable areas.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:44:01am

re: #273 Teukka

Järva (part of Stockholm) has been hardly hit by SARS-CoV-2, as have other parts of the county which are socioeconomically vulnerable. Same across the country, higher figures in socioeconomically vulnerable areas.

TL;DR people tend to live many more in homes, be much closer to each other, possibly weakened immune systems due to socioeconomic situation, you know the drill.
*sighs*

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:48:40am

Well, as of 4/8 the county here in PA appears to be doubling in confirmed cases about every 5-6 days.

Given that the number of negative results of tests is not scaling with the confirmed case increase I expect that the testing here is still only people who are showing explicit symptoms and not aimed at being preventative at all. Which means that the lock-downs and distancing are all that is currently in place attempting to limit or slow the current spread of the virus.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 5:50:27am

re: #275 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Well, as of 4/8 the county here in PA appears to be doubling in confirmed cases about every 5-6 days.

Given that the number of negative results of tests is not scaling with the confirmed case increase I expect that the testing here is still only people who are showing explicit symptoms and not aimed at being preventative at all. Which means that the lock-downs and distancing are all that is currently in place attempting to limit or slow the current spread of the virus.

And I saw from one of my cousins in Pa that Ted Cruz is whining about Governor Wolf’s order and called it a police state. Cruz really is a despicable asshole.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:07:10am

My day - hell, maybe my entire month - is complete upon hearing this news.

Can I get a WTF?

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:16:56am

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:18:35am

Not what he said (could be spun as “vote for anyone” but that’s not what her meant… Just like the Democrat Hoax) but Jesus fucking Christ.

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:25:51am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:26:42am
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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:27:34am
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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:29:51am

re: #281 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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So we can put our hair out and cease the rending of garments, because the man is doing all the work to destroy his reelection bid.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:33:11am

re: #283 Targetpractice

So we can put our hair out and cease the rending of garments, because the man is doing all the work to destroy his reelection bid.

Not until this fucker is buried.

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jeffreyw  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:34:28am
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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:36:44am

Somebody learned a new word…

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:39:55am

re: #286 makeitstop

Somebody learned a new word…

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That “Word A Day” calendar seems to be paying off for him. Maybe we’ll get lucky and the next work he learns is “resignation.”

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:42:22am

There’s a lot of good stuff at electoral-vote.com this morning
I really like this idea

Joshua Spivak, writing for CNN, has a good op-ed up right now, arguing that the Democrats should just go ahead cancel this year’s convention. His argument is pretty simple: The positive good of holding the convention is limited, since people don’t really watch these days anyhow, especially when the outcome is beyond all doubt. Meanwhile, the positive good of canceling is big: The Democrats avoid risking anyone’s health, and would make an important statement about their concern for people’s well-being as well as their respect for science and for expertise in general. Put another way, the party would get more good PR out of not having a convention than out of having one.

While Spivak does not explore this much, doing do would also back Donald Trump and his party into a bit of a corner. If they go forward with their convention, then the contrast with the Democrats will be striking, and not in the Republicans’ favor. On the other hand, if the Republicans cancel after the Democrats do, it will make the President look like he’s a follower rather than a leader, and will net them far less positive PR than the blue team would likely get. Of course, Trump & Co. could get the drop on the Democrats by canceling first, but that doesn’t seem like the President’s style, now does it?

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:42:35am
Vice President Mike Pence has walked back its decision to restrict top health experts from appearing on CNN in an effort to pressure the network into airing the daily White House coronavirus task force briefings in full. Pence’s office reversed course Thursday afternoon after CNN reported that morning that his office would only permit experts such as Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci to appear on the network on the condition that it airs the portion of the briefings featuring the vice president and other coronavirus task force members.

talkingpointsmemo.com

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:44:40am

re: #288 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

There’s a lot of good stuff at electoral-vote.com this morning
I really like this idea

And there’s the side benefit of not having to deal with disrupters.

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:48:37am

re: #288 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

There’s a lot of good stuff at electoral-vote.com this morning
I really like this idea

Even if the GOP decided that canceling was a good idea, Donny wouldn’t allow them to do it. Why? Because holding a multi-day event where the party kisses his ass and licks his boots on live TV, capped by him stepping out and giving a long “I am your God-Emperor” speech to the faithful, is the sort of ego-trip that his rallies would never give him. He wants it made clear that his is the party, that he has their undying loyalty and they must show it by tossing themselves upon the funeral pyre that is his presidency.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:51:02am

re: #266 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

From the twitter feed in your posting:

“Mr. Cunningham” talks of getting ill December 22 through January 8th in SoCal. My sister and BIL were in Long Beach during part of that time. They both became very ill on New Year’s Eve with something that lasted for a few weeks. She has been speculating for awhile if they had coronavirus — maybe they should be investigating if there is some way to be tested. That is the one aspect of the “Cunningham” story that seems suspicious — how did he manage to finagle a test?

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:51:08am

re: #291 Targetpractice

Even if the GOP decided that canceling was a good idea, Donny wouldn’t allow them to do it. Why? Because holding a multi-day event where the party kisses his ass and licks his boots on live TV, capped by him stepping out and giving a long “I am your God-Emperor” speech to the faithful, is the sort of ego-trip that his rallies would never give him. He wants it made clear that his is the party, that he has their undying loyalty and they must show it by tossing themselves upon the funeral pyre that is his presidency.

And all attendees without masks or any social distancing. We may be able to get rid of most of this evil party yet. Just not at the voting booth like we thought we would have to, just have to let nature take them out.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:51:49am
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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:53:59am

re: #294 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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This quote is proving evergreen:

“If conservatives become convinced that they can not win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. The will reject democracy.”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:54:37am

re: #286 makeitstop

Somebody learned a new word…

because it was a commonly applied term to describe things that he pulled out of his ass about respirators

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:57:00am

re: #296 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

because it was a commonly applied term to describe things that he pulled out of his ass about respirators

It’s how Fox and Friends is describing his rambling nonsense and lies - it’s not actually made up bullshit, it’s ‘cheerleading’. ‘Sending positive messages’. ‘Aspirational’. I hear the exact same phrase from cultists. He has no independent thoughts other than vague primal needs.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:57:45am

re: #292 Hecuba’s daughter

From the twitter feed in your posting:

“Mr. Cunningham” talks of being ill December 22 through January 8th. My sister and BIL were in Long Beach during that time. They both became very ill on New Year’s Eve with something that lasted for a few weeks. She has been speculating for awhile as to they had coronavirus — maybe they should be investigating if there is some way to be tested. That is the one aspect of the “Cunningham” story that seems suspicious — how did he manage to finagle a test?

My wife was sick for better than a week at the end of February. She thought it was the flu, but I’ve been wondering for a while if she actually had COVID. And I wonder where that leaves me in the scheme of things.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:57:57am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:59:15am

re: #294 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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We noticed Steve. That’s why you don’t belong in government because you’re an autocrat.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:59:30am

Fauci used “aspirational” in an interview as a way to be charitable to Trump last week. He’s probably used it to Trump as well as a way to mollify him.

Didn’t work:

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 6:59:34am

re: #297 Renaissance_Man

It’s how Fox and Friends is describing his rambling nonsense and lies - it’s not actually made up bullshit, it’s ‘cheerleading’. ‘Sending positive messages’. ‘Aspirational’. I hear the exact same phrase from cultists. He has no independent thoughts other than vague primal needs.

In a crisis, the president’s job is accuracy not cheering or messaging

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:02:23am

re: #302 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

In a crisis, the president’s job is accuracy not cheering or messaging

He called Covid-19 a “hoax”

aspirational?

He said it would disappear soon - “it’ll be like a miracle”

aspirational?

He said that any American who needs a test would get one

aspirational?

Lies, lies and lies.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:02:32am

onre: #288 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

There’s a lot of good stuff at electoral-vote.com this morning
I really like this idea

Virtual convention — This is when normal voters start paying attention. Biden needs the airtime since he cannot commandeer the networks the way a President (or candidate Trump in 2016) can. It would do a lot to dispel the rumors about his mental capacity.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:08:09am

re: #292 Hecuba’s daughter

From the twitter feed in your posting:

“Mr. Cunningham” talks of getting ill December 22 through January 8th in SoCal. My sister and BIL were in Long Beach during that time. They both became very ill on New Year’s Eve with something that lasted for a few weeks. She has been speculating for awhile if they had coronavirus — maybe they should be investigating if there is some way to be tested. That is the one aspect of the “Cunningham” story that seems suspicious — how did he manage to finagle a test?

A lot of bullshit out there. And would they test positive long after the fact? Who knows?

I got sick in late December (flew to FL mid December, got sick a week later). The first week in January, now sicker, I spent 7 hours in the ER. No breathing issues, all gastrointestinal (severe gastrointestinal issues). I didn’t recover until early MARCH. And to this day I’m not right… Just better. They thought is was a norovirus but those don’t usually last for months. I’d love to get a C19 antibody test if those ever happen.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:08:33am

We need someone to run the country like a business, that will solve everything/////

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:10:11am

healthy competition

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Targetpractice  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:15:06am

re: #306 Barefoot Grin

We need someone to run the country like a business, that will solve everything/////

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If anyone truly believes that the Trumps are not making a buck from those “private companies,” I got some beachfront property in Nevada I’m letting go for cheap.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:15:49am

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:17:55am

re: #308 Targetpractice

If anyone truly believes that the Trumps are not making a buck from those “private companies,” I got some beachfront property in Nevada I’m letting go for cheap.

We know that Jared has had meetings with CEOs of such companies in the last week or two.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:18:38am

re: #310 Barefoot Grin

We know that Jared has had meetings with CEOs of such companies in the last week or two.

Firing squad is too good for these people.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:19:26am

re: #251 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Friday again… same as yesterday.

Buddy system
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Barefoot Grin  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:19:43am

re: #309 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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I noticed that “Carville” is trending again. The RWMJ spinosphere is bashing him because he said “the GOP will kill people to stay in power, literally” with sites like Breitbart calling MSNBC disgusting for hosting him. IOW, Carville nailed it.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:20:03am
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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:27:36am

re: #308 Targetpractice

If anyone truly believes that the Trumps are not making a buck from those “private companies,” I got some beachfront property in Nevada I’m letting go for cheap.

You obviously haven’t checked property values around Lake Tahoe lately. You can get a nice home for under $100K $1 million.

Edited for a brain cramp :-)

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South Lake Tahoe Nevada Homes for Sale

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Jay C  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:32:26am

re: #251 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Gray angle there: a giant deer looming over the table, while a miniature one is standing on it. Are those species common in your area?

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:32:56am

re: #292 Hecuba’s daughter

From the twitter feed in your posting:

“Mr. Cunningham” talks of getting ill December 22 through January 8th in SoCal. My sister and BIL were in Long Beach during part of that time. They both became very ill on New Year’s Eve with something that lasted for a few weeks. She has been speculating for awhile if they had coronavirus — maybe they should be investigating if there is some way to be tested. That is the one aspect of the “Cunningham” story that seems suspicious — how did he manage to finagle a test?

It’s possible, sure — but it was very rare in December, if it was here at all. Just last week UCSF was testing everyone who presented with covid-like symptoms and 95% were negative for it. He could as easily have had it asymptomatically in March. If he’s not making up the whole story, of course.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:34:24am

re: #316 Jay C

Gray angle there: a giant deer looming over the table, while a miniature one is standing on it. Are those species common in your area?

That’s what I saw!

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:36:51am

re: #314 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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That list needs to include Donald Trump, FOX news, and the Federal Government.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:37:29am

re: #220 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Yep. Got an email about that from my insurer (USAA) yesterday. Rebating 20% of two months of premiums as a credit to future charges. USAA also usually sends out rebate checks of some sort if their payouts for a year are less than they projected.

USAA is a brilliant insurance company. More than 30 years with them and never had a reason to complain about their service or rates.

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Teddy's Person  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:45:08am

re: #313 Barefoot Grin

I noticed that “Carville” is trending again. The RWMJ spinosphere is bashing him because he said “the GOP will kill people to stay in power, literally” with sites like Breitbart calling MSNBC disgusting for hosting him. IOW, Carville nailed it.

I wish people would stop talking like this is something that will happen in the future.

The GOPers are killing people now to stay in power.

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sagehen  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:49:38am

re: #284 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

Not until this fucker is buried.

in one of the mass graves on Hart’s Island.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:55:03am

re: #322 sagehen

in one of the mass graves on Hart’s Island.

leave him on a gibbet for the sport of crows

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sagehen  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:56:56am

re: #313 Barefoot Grin

I noticed that “Carville” is trending again. The RWMJ spinosphere is bashing him because he said “the GOP will kill people to stay in power, literally” with sites like Breitbart calling MSNBC disgusting for hosting him. IOW, Carville nailed it.

I’ve often said they would gladly burn the nation to the ground if they could rule over the ashes.

Most of the times when I said it, I thought I was being metaphorical.

I don’t think that anymore.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 7:59:32am

re: #324 sagehen

I’ve often said they would gladly burn the nation to the ground if they could rule over the ashes.

Most of the times when I said it, I thought I was being metaphorical.

I don’t think that anymore.

these guys all have underground bunkers and/or offshore assets, yes…

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Kilroy was here  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:03:50am

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:10:25am

re: #281 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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John Hughes  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:14:36am

re: #232 Targetpractice

It’s the far-right mirror to all those on the far-left running around, insisting that COVID-19 swamping hospitals and killing people left and right is somehow “proof” that universal healthcare is needed immediately because everybody would be safe.

Uh, universal health care is needed immediately. I understand that because America is pretty uniquely fucked up you’re not going to get it, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need it.

Of course universal health care won’t stop people dying, although I’d contend it would help, but even if it doesn’t what it would do is make sure that people aren’t financially ruined by getting ill.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:14:50am

re: #292 Hecuba’s daughter

From the twitter feed in your posting:

“Mr. Cunningham” talks of getting ill December 22 through January 8th in SoCal. My sister and BIL were in Long Beach during part of that time. They both became very ill on New Year’s Eve with something that lasted for a few weeks. She has been speculating for awhile if they had coronavirus — maybe they should be investigating if there is some way to be tested. That is the one aspect of the “Cunningham” story that seems suspicious — how did he manage to finagle a test?

red flags:
twitter handle is a first name and long string of numbers
account created in January
retweets a lot of trump
posts a “cure” that worked for him

I stopped reading his TL when I got to the “cure”

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John Hughes  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:16:05am

re: #234 Targetpractice

The counter-argument would be all the nations with universal healthcare systems which are struggling to deal with the unstoppable force of a novel virus meeting the immovable object that is a large retiree population.

Ah, so the disadvantage of universal health care is that it keeps people alive into retirement. Ok, got it.

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:17:40am

re: #328 John Hughes

Uh, universal health care is needed immediately. I understand that because America is pretty uniquely fucked up you’re not going to get it, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need it.

Of course universal health care won’t stop people dying, although I’d contend it would help, but even if it doesn’t what it would do is make sure that people aren’t financially ruined by getting ill.

Universal health care is needed. But it wouldn’t have prevented Trump and Boris Johnson from ignoring the issue until it was too late, many deaths occurring, and hospitals being overwhelmed, because a crisis like this requires a country level response.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:17:50am
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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:18:16am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:18:25am

re: #327 Teukka

The truth doesn’t care about our needs or wants.
It doesn’t care about our governments, our ideologies, our religions.
It will lie in wait for all time.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:18:27am

moron

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:19:33am

“To the untrained eye, Gretchen Esther Whitmer might seem like a pushover Donald Trump might look like a successful man. But looks can be deceiving, especially when they are strategically deployed to deceive.”

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:19:46am

re: #329 Backwoods_Sleuth

red flags:
twitter handle is a first name and long string of numbers
account created in January
retweets a lot of trump
posts a “cure” that worked for him

I stopped reading his TL when I got to the “cure”

Thank you for the investigation. Given that the disease was apparently around in November, it would not have been surprising that some infected traveler could have brought it to California by December. But knowing now his twitter history, there is no reason to accept anything he claimed.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:21:09am

moron again

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:21:56am
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Decatur Deb  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:22:09am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

The Invisible Enemy will soon be in full retreat!

The enemy is very visible, and very loud.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:23:07am

good fucking grief

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:23:22am

re: #338 Backwoods_Sleuth

Funny, I was always taught that Good Friday was an extremely solemn occasion, since it commemorates the day Christ perished on the cross. We sure as hell never said this.

and yet this man is admired and revered by “Christians” all across America…

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:24:18am

re: #341 Backwoods_Sleuth

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good fucking grief

Well, we do have a German Nazi in the White House.

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Florida Panhandler  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:25:14am

insurancejournal.com

Insurance companies are already putting up a fight in business losses coverage. Imagine how business operations policies are going to handle opening up an economy and exposing themselves to lawsuits from people claiming catching this disease from concerts, theaters, stores, restaurants, etc etc etc.

The Federal Government is going to have to interfere with the Republican “Free Market”. Either they will guarantee insurance companies backing with a taxpayer funded slush program to cover lawsuits, or they will go the other way and legislate denial of the right to sue based on Coronavirus infection and/or death.

Either way, it will serve as a proof of concept that yes- government does have a role in the market system no matter what a “Libertarian” ideology says.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:28:09am
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:30:16am

re: #331 Belafon

Universal health care is needed. But it wouldn’t have prevented Trump and Boris Johnson from ignoring the issue until it was too late, many deaths occurring, and hospitals being overwhelmed, because a crisis like this requires a country level response.

Nations with robust universal health care systems like Italy, Spain, and France have been overwhelmed. No country is prepared to deal with a lethal pandemic — and we don’t know ultimately how lethal it will actually turn out.

The way to stop it is to prevent it from becoming a pandemic in the first place. And a President Clinton (or even a President Cruz) may have been able to intervene early enough to stop the spread. The rest of the world has relied on our taking the lead — though after Trump, that is no longer be true — and there is no country now with the authority or the respect that can address this crisis or future ones. And there will be another but more deadly pandemic in our future.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:30:23am
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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:31:39am

re: #347 Backwoods_Sleuth

The only number the GOP wants to understand.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:32:47am

Today’s favorite Twitter account: Joe Biden Insult Bot!

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:34:18am

re: #346 Hecuba’s daughter

Nations with robust universal health care systems like Italy, Spain, and France have been overwhelmed. No country is prepared to deal with a lethal pandemic — and we don’t know ultimately how lethal it will actually turn out.

The way to stop it is to prevent it from becoming a pandemic in the first place. And a President Clinton (or even a President Cruz) may have been able to intervene early enough to stop the spread. The rest of the world has relied on our taking the lead — though after Trump, that is no longer be true — and there is no country now with the authority or the respect that can address this crisis or future ones. And there will be another but more deadly pandemic in our future.

As with the Spanish Flu, this second wave of C19 might be it.

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jeffreyw  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:37:58am

re: #316 Jay C

Gray angle there: a giant deer looming over the table, while a miniature one is standing on it. Are those species common in your area?

Average sized whitetail doe standing close to the table. Similar sized deer farther back. Wide angle lens effect. So common as to being a nuisance. More deer than squirrels, I think.

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BigPapa  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:38:01am

Cobblestone Crunching Gravy Guzzler is giving me life

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John Hughes  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:38:42am

re: #246 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

[ BCG] is an old vaccine and for a long time it wasn’t very fashionable,” she said. But with a new COVID-19 vaccine taking probably two years, “it’s cheap, it’s safe and we could we roll something out a lot faster than anybody visualized.”

I love the idea that BCG is “safe”. I still have my BCG scar on my arm left from the suppurating wound the vaccination site turned into. (Just above my smallpox one — a victory medal for the only war against a virus we’ve ever won).

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:38:57am
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:40:25am

re: #347 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Dow Jones did go up till 1976 but declined again and it still didn’t match its 1972 high again until about 1983.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:45:46am

re: #355 Hecuba’s daughter

The Dow Jones did go up till 1976 but declined again and it still didn’t match its 1972 high again until about 1983.

Translation: Thanks to massive government intervention, the stock market is showing temporary & artificial gains.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:45:59am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:47:00am

he forgot to call her Pocahontas…

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Florida Panhandler  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:48:37am

re: #356 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

…Actually, thanks to Ongoing federal intervention. Don’t forget about the $$$ Trillions pumped into the economy since Trump’s election that have gone directly into supporting equity inflation.

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plansbandc  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:48:46am

re: #262 Patricia Kayden

Nice grammar, USA Today.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:49:21am

re: #335 Backwoods_Sleuth

moron

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:54:23am
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danarchy  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:55:21am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:55:34am

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

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he forgot to call her Pocahontas…

He really wanted to go against Bernie so badly that he’s telegraphing his and the RNC’s disappointment that they won’t be able to red bait Joe.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:56:03am
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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:58:26am

re: #365 Teukka

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:58:30am
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:58:42am

My sentiments exactly. The money-shuffling CEOs volunteered for the job, they joined the game of their own volition. Reducing them to their last million, or even less, Cthulhu permit, is hardly a tragedy. Why should everyone else take the hit?

‘Who cares? Let ‘em get wiped out’: Stunning CNBC anchor, venture capitalist says let hedge funds fail and save Main Street

A hedge fund that serves a bunch of billionaire family offices? Who cares? They don’t get to summer in the Hamptons? Who cares!”

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya stunned CNBC anchor Scott Wapner and generated widespread applause on social media by declaring in a television interview Thursday that the U.S. government should let hedge funds and billionaire CEOs “get wiped out” by the coronavirus-induced economic collapse and instead focus its attention on rescuing Main Street.

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:59:03am

re: #358 Backwoods_Sleuth

he forgot to call her Pocahontas…

Nobody wants to tell him the truth about the structure of the Democratic party.

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mmmirele  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:59:26am

Treasury expected to get started on stimulus payments Friday
Paper checks for people without direct deposit would start going out early next month.

politico.com

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 8:59:51am
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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:00:30am

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:02:13am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:05:16am

re: #366 Teukka

no thought of approaching this person and asking where they might actually work…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:07:20am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:07:42am

re: #368 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

A hedge fund that serves a bunch of billionaire family offices? Who cares? They don’t get to summer in the Hamptons? Who cares!”

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya stunned CNBC anchor Scott Wapner and generated widespread applause on social media by declaring in a television interview Thursday that the U.S. government should let hedge funds and billionaire CEOs “get wiped out” by the coronavirus-induced economic collapse and instead focus its attention on rescuing Main Street.

People are calling for human “sacrifices” in this “war” on Covid.

so let me ask again: How much of the 40% of America that the 1% own are they willing to part with to help save lives and ease the the lot of the ones most affected by the epidemic?

My best estimate is 0% or less…

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unproven innocence  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:08:20am

re: #191 electrotek

Doesn’t this scumbag ring a bell to anybody here?

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Yes indeed. I also noticed At least 6 out of the first 9 who have died from the coronavirus in Stockholm are Somalis, and —just a wild-ass guess here —that many Somalis living in Stockholm are likely to be vitamin-D deficient —moreso than typical.

Even Dr John Campbell expressed puzzelment a week or so ago over the disproportionately high death rates stats from Australia for “native” Australians, ie, Aboriginis, vs those of other ancestries. To his credit, when reviewing similar stats for disproportionately high death rates for Blacks in Michigan and Mississippi, Dr Campbell noted that vitamin-D deficiencies may very well explain this. (Because sunlight makes it in human skin.)

Final note— Most adults everywhere are vitamin-D deficient, according to experts most knowlegable in that subject.

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jeffreyw  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:09:43am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:11:48am

re: #378 jeffreyw

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Nom nom

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:12:01am

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:12:46am

re: #376 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People are calling for human “sacrifices” in this “war” on Covid.

so let me ask again: How much of the 40% of America that the 1% own are they willing to part with to help save lives and ease the the lot of the ones most affected by the epidemic?

My best estimate is 0% or less…

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NetworkKed  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:13:26am

Oatmeal cookies need raisins. They can have chocolate in them as well, but keep that peanut butter away from them. Ew.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:13:26am

re: #374 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

no thought of approaching this person and asking where they might actually work…

Seriously. I’m an essential worker. I keep my ID badge in the car but I don’t wear a uniform.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:17:33am

This turned up on one of the discord channels I read. I guess it’s just trying to be humorous weird.

MP4 Video

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:17:40am

This morning a friend of mine texted a message to several of us old COBOL programmers exclaiming she may have to go back to work — because so many states are now seeking COBOL programmers to process unemployment claims. I haven’t programmed COBOL since the 1980’s — and certainly have no interest in refreshing these skills, but there are probably riches to be made there.

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jeffreyw  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:18:29am

re: #382 NetworkKed

Oatmeal cookies need raisins. They can have chocolate in them as well, but keep that peanut butter away from them. Ew.

I forgot, there are a few raisins in those, and no more that a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter - just enough to give a faint echo of that PB&J sammich your momma made you after putting that band-aid on your knee.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:18:42am

re: #385 Hecuba’s daughter

This morning a friend of mine texted a message to several of us old COBOL programmers exclaiming she may have to go back to work — because so many states are now seeking COBOL programmers to process unemployment claims. I haven’t programmed COBOL since the 1980’s — and certainly have no interest in refreshing these skills, but there are probably riches to be made there.

I’ve found this stuff sort of amusing. I was doing COBOL programming back in the 1990s. Though on VAX and not IBM machines.

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steve_davis  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:18:46am

re: #320 Colère Tueur de Lapin

USAA is a brilliant insurance company. More than 30 years with them and never had a reason to complain about their service or rates.

I don’t think I have ever NOT gotten the rebate check (credited to my premium) from them. Dad was actual ex-military, so he apparently got a nicer check from them every year.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:20:17am

re: #380 Teukka

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:20:54am

re: #368 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

My sentiments exactly. The money-shuffling CEOs volunteered for the job, they joined the game of their own volition. Reducing them to their last million, or even less, Cthulhu permit, is hardly a tragedy. Why should everyone else take the hit?

‘Who cares? Let ‘em get wiped out’: Stunning CNBC anchor, venture capitalist says let hedge funds fail and save Main Street

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danarchy  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:21:36am

re: #376 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People are calling for human “sacrifices” in this “war” on Covid.

so let me ask again: How much of the 40% of America that the 1% own are they willing to part with to help save lives and ease the the lot of the ones most affected by the epidemic?

My best estimate is 0% or less…

Probably slightly north of that. This is the type of thing rich folks like to make a show of. Jack Dorsey from twitter has donated a billion dollars, about 25% of his net worth to Covid relief efforts and he is otherwise a pretty garbage human being.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:22:12am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:22:56am

Hmm, came across a reference to an old (1975) BBC series called “Survivors”. I remember seeing episodes of it on various PBS stations in the late 80s and during the 90s.

Post-apocalyptic setting in England after a Chinese scientist accidentally unleashes a plague that wipes out 99% of humanity after being rapidly spread by air travel.
en.wikipedia.org

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:23:44am

re: #387 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

I’ve found this stuff sort of amusing. I was doing COBOL programming back in the 1990s. Though on VAX and not IBM machines.

She programmed on Burroughs machines; I was doing mine on Prime minicomputers. By the time I joined her employer, they had switched to IBM and were using PL/I instead, another ancient language that was ultimately much less successful than its COBOL predecessor.

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steve_davis  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:25:44am

re: #342 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

and yet this man is admired and revered by “Christians” all across America…

“Christians,” yes. Christians, no.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:26:58am

re: #391 danarchy

Probably slightly north of that. This is the type of thing rich folks like to make a show of. Jack Dorsey from twitter has donated a billion dollars, about 25% of his net worth to Covid relief efforts and he is otherwise a pretty garbage human being.

but for that, they are getting a $500 billion unaudited slush fund to play with…

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:29:49am

I recall my ex-GF telling me bout her cousin, a pain management doctor (in other words, a legal drug pusher) in Texas who bought himself a 14,000 ft² house.

That’s right. about twelve times the size of the house I grew up in.

But you see, socialized medicine would mean that people like him would have to settle for a mere 11,000 ft² hovel…

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:30:51am

re: #390 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

[Embedded content]

Many of us never had traditional pensions; we rely on 401(k)s and IRAs to fund our retirement, which means stock market. Others whose pensions were frozen years ago also rely on the stock market. And companies that support pensions (either frozen or continuing) have their money invested in the stock market. So a large number of real people can suffer too from a collapse.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:32:01am

re: #398 Hecuba’s daughter

Many of us never had traditional pensions; we rely on 401(k)s and IRAs to fund our retirement, which means stock market. Others whose pensions were frozen years ago also rely on the stock market. And companies that support pensions (either frozen or continuing) have their money invested in the stock market. So a large number of real people can suffer too from a collapse.

because instead of a proper pension system, you have been made hostage to their billionaire bailout schemes.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:33:45am

Another pretty good ad.

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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:35:41am

Brilliant.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:36:54am

re: #400 makeitstop

Another pretty good ad.

[Embedded content]

Lemme repeat myself. Trump isn’t winning the narrative. No one is going to care about Trump tweeting about “Sleepy Joe” when they know that Trump’s lack of action made this much worse than it would have been if he were a functioning President.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:37:20am

re: #385 Hecuba’s daughter

This morning a friend of mine texted a message to several of us old COBOL programmers exclaiming she may have to go back to work — because so many states are now seeking COBOL programmers to process unemployment claims. I haven’t programmed COBOL since the 1980’s — and certainly have no interest in refreshing these skills, but there are probably riches to be made there.

Same here. Haven’t touched it since the 80’s. But I have gotten at least one headhunter email a day asking me to apply for companies wanting COBOL programmers. I’ll stick where I am full-time rather than jump for a 12 month contract gig and have to be looking for something else in a years time.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:41:28am

New word:
Covidiot: n. Person who:
o thinks a virus doesn’t cause CoViD-19, but rather 5G.
o intends to refuse vaccination and built their immunity by letting themselves (and implicitly their family) catch CoViD-19
o believes the Corona crisis is #fakenews, that the pictures of mass graves and chaos at hospitals are staged.
And many other beliefs facebook won’t remove from suggested videos even when you report them.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:44:10am

re: #402 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Lemme repeat myself. Trump isn’t winning the narrative. No one is going to care about Trump tweeting about “Sleepy Joe” when they know that Trump’s lack of action made this much worse than it would have been if he were a functioning President.

We need to remind the American public on a regular basis of Trump’s malevolence and/or incompetence in dealing with this disease. Gowdy’s Benghazi-ing of Hillary damaged her reputation, even though there was nothing she could have done. Let’s do a legitimate attack on Trump — because there was a lot he could have done and failed to do.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:45:09am

re: #405 Hecuba’s daughter

We need to remind the American public on a regular basis of Trump’s malevolence and/or incompetence in dealing with this disease. Gowdy’s Benghazi-ing of Hillary damaged her reputation, even though there was nothing she could have done. Let’s do a legitimate attack on Trump — because there was a lot he could have done and failed to do.

We are. Trust me. He’s not getting away with this.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:47:20am
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makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:47:35am

re: #402 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Lemme repeat myself. Trump isn’t winning the narrative. No one is going to care about Trump tweeting about “Sleepy Joe” when they know that Trump’s lack of action made this much worse than it would have been if he were a functioning President.

I see this as foot on the neck time. Trump’s going to continue to try and happy-talk his way out of this, and ads like this are going to keep people’s eyes on the ball.

And Joe’s guys haven’t lifted a finger yet. All these ads are from independent groups. May they continue to smother Trump’s crappy spin with the truth.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:49:00am
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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:49:09am

Over at Driftglass, there’s a post that reached back 15 years, to call out the tendencies of the GOP at that time. It’s some strong stuff:

They adore the idea of a Strong Man lining up the degenerates and mowing them down in Slow Motion on Pay-Per-View. They jizz over their chubby, pink feet at the thought of stadia full of smart-ass “humanists” being tasered into “sounding off that you luv the Virgin Mary” and mass graves full of dead feminists. Their head’s are open sewers swirling with happy masturbatory blood-thoughts of beating their betters to jelly, raping their women, and having an Approving Christian Father in the White House who smiles munificently on their carnage.

It is the eternal dream of the weak, the cowardly, the stupid and the impotent.

They dream of showing up with gore-smeared faces, dragging along the head of some fag they murdered with their teeth, and dropping it at the feet of a Beloved Leader who first absolves, and then makes them proud of their perversion. To such people, the fact that their Overlords are a gang of reckless liars, thugs and whores is not simply irrelevant — it is a source of radiant pride. They draw their strength from the deepest recesses of torch-lit human barbarism. They are at war with reality itself, and they smile at every lie their Masters tell. Every manwhore who is uncovered - figuratively or otherwise - makes the shrug and smirk and then dance a drunken little jig that says, “See! See! We can do anything and you can’t stop us! Anything! “

This is the behavior you validate and actively endorses every time you vote for or contribute to Republican causes.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:50:15am

re: #398 Hecuba’s daughter

Many of us never had traditional pensions; we rely on 401(k)s and IRAs to fund our retirement, which means stock market. Others whose pensions were frozen years ago also rely on the stock market. And companies that support pensions (either frozen or continuing) have their money invested in the stock market. So a large number of real people can suffer too from a collapse.

The same money that would be used for hedge fund bailouts would go a lot farther if it were used to individually compensate small investors for losses in legitimate retirement accounts. This would be capped at a reasonable amount and could be combined with a proper pension plan in the future.

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:51:55am

re: #407 Charles Johnson

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:52:44am

I bolded the part that has really come to pass in the Trump era.

The wilful hatred of reality. The gleeful wallowing in the fact that their Leader lies, and they know he lies, but they believe the lies, because fuck you libtard.

The larger point Driftglass makes, however is that we should not absolve the Never Trumpers of their complicity in constructing this hellscape. They thought it was OK to stoke the hellfires of racism, ignorance, nihilism, and blind obedience to whatever Fox News spews out.

Yeah, I appreciate that Steve Smith and Jennifer Rubin and Rick Wilson hate Trump too.

But they laid the groundwork that made Trump possible.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:53:53am

re: #411 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

The same money that would be used for hedge fund bailouts would go a lot farther if it were used to individually compensate small investors for losses in legitimate retirement accounts. This would be capped at a reasonable amount and could be combined with a proper pension plan in the future.

Right before the shit really hit the fan, I did a translation for a company informing its employees that they could no longer guarantee a full pay-out of pension fund contributions due to flat interest rates and an underperforming stock market, and could only guarantee 90%.

I expect that I will getting a rewrite on that to lower the guaranteed rate to 80% or less…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:55:34am

re: #408 makeitstop

I see this as foot on the neck time. Trump’s going to continue to try and happy-talk his way out of this, and ads like this are going to keep people’s eyes on the ball.

And Joe’s guys haven’t lifted a finger yet. All these ads are from independent groups. May they continue to smother Trump’s crappy spin with the truth.

Absolutely.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 9:55:45am

re: #413 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Yeah, I appreciate that Steve Smith and Jennifer Rubin and Rick Wilson hate Trump too.

But they laid the groundwork that made Trump possible.

and the people like Cruz and Rubio who were personally insulted by Trump but still kissed his ass.

And people like Romney, Graham and McCain who nonetheless voted for his legislation.

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Belafon  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:00:11am

re: #413 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

I bolded the part that has really come to pass in the Trump era.

The wilful hatred of reality. The gleeful wallowing in the fact that their Leader lies, and they know he lies, but they believe the lies, because fuck you libtard.

The larger point Driftglass makes, however is that we should not absolve the Never Trumpers of their complicity in constructing this hellscape. They thought it was OK to stoke the hellfires of racism, ignorance, nihilism, and blind obedience to whatever Fox News spews out.

Yeah, I appreciate that Steve Smith and Jennifer Rubin and Rick Wilson hate Trump too.

But they laid the groundwork that made Trump possible.

So did anyone who ever voted for a Republican in the last 50 years if you’re going to carry the logic all the way out.

418
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:01:30am

re: #368 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

But who will keep the yacht makers in business?

419
William Lewis  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:01:54am

My budget really didn’t need today. I’ve muttered about getting a rifle with the Stimulus check? Well…

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420
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:05:00am

Sure, why the fuck not

421
Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:06:06am

re: #382 NetworkKed

Oatmeal cookies need raisins. They can have chocolate in them as well, but keep that peanut butter away from them. Ew.

422
Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:07:49am
423
Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:09:10am

re: #382 NetworkKed

Oatmeal cookies need raisins. They can have chocolate in them as well, but keep that peanut butter away from them. Ew.

Anzac cookies have coconut and oatmeal. They’re delicious!

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Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:10:09am

re: #420 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Sure, why the fuck not

[Embedded content]

☑ Pestilence
☑ Locusts
☐ Water to blood
☐ Frogs
☐ Lice or Gnats
☐ Thunderstorm of Hail and Fire
☐ Darkness for three days
☐ Death of first born

Or, are we to go with the list not in the Torah?

425
stpaulbear  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:10:35am

re: #391 danarchy

Probably slightly north of that. This is the type of thing rich folks like to make a show of. Jack Dorsey from twitter has donated a billion dollars, about 25% of his net worth to Covid relief efforts and he is otherwise a pretty garbage human being.

His 25% donation leaves him with just 3 billion to live on.

426
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:11:30am

re: #365 Teukka

427
lawhawk  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:11:57am

Today is Good Friday. For my Christian friends, this is a most solemn and important day of the year. For Trump, it’s a celebration?!

There’s nothing to celebrate today. The death toll continues climbing, and we’re already pushing towards 18,000 and 500,000 cases nationwide. Trump is more concerned about reopening the nation’s economy (which he has no control over, btw, since it’s up to the states to act, and they’re more likely to follow the science than Trump) than the growing body count that remains mercifully lower than the predictions thanks to swift action (and not swift enough in hindsight) by those states who moved to shut things down.

We can’t talk of reopening states and the nation when there are states who haven’t even done the bare minimum shutdown. We’ve got Florida that is a simmering mess waiting to overflow with excess mortality. We will see far more deaths in Florida than even state officials are willing to categorize as covid19 deaths (because they’ve got to keep the count low) but excess mortality is what it is - we know what we should expect in a given year and how many have died exceeds that number - the difference can and should be attributed to covid19. We’ll see it elsewhere in the country too, because we still aren’t doing enough testing, and they’re not able to keep up with the tests among those who die either.

Fuck Trump and Fuck the GOP.

428
Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:13:08am

re: #426 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

:’(

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:13:46am

re: #425 stpaulbear

His 25% donation leaves him with just 3 billion to live on.

Exactly, it is meaningless to him.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:21:30am

Let’s start a pool: what number will Trump make up next to try to smear and blame others for his own failures?

Will he blame Democrats for not letting him approve the perfectly reasonable policy of machine-gunning all dirty Chinee on sight? WIll it be Hilary hoarding all PPE equipment in tunnels underneath Comet Ping-Pong Pizza Parlor?

Suggestions?

431
Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:24:13am

re: #385 Hecuba’s daughter

This morning a friend of mine texted a message to several of us old COBOL programmers exclaiming she may have to go back to work — because so many states are now seeking COBOL programmers to process unemployment claims. I haven’t programmed COBOL since the 1980’s — and certainly have no interest in refreshing these skills, but there are probably riches to be made there.

When I first took a computer course in 1972 that’s when I first encountered COBOL. Then when I was at Pitt it was FORTRAN with WATFOR and WATFIV…and you had to reserve time at the computer lab which was open 24/7.

432
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:26:17am

re: #408 makeitstop

I see this as foot on the neck time. Trump’s going to continue to try and happy-talk his way out of this, and ads like this are going to keep people’s eyes on the ball.

And Joe’s guys haven’t lifted a finger yet. All these ads are from independent groups. May they continue to smother Trump’s crappy spin with the truth.

I actually think this is a good strategy. It’s a fine line to walk to stomp on a sitting POTUS no matter how fucking insane he is without looking anti American, especially right now.

433
Teukka  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:26:58am
434
William Lewis  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:28:39am

re: #427 lawhawk

GOP delenda est.

435
Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:29:03am

re: #413 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

I bolded the part that has really come to pass in the Trump era.

The wilful hatred of reality. The gleeful wallowing in the fact that their Leader lies, and they know he lies, but they believe the lies, because fuck you libtard.

The larger point Driftglass makes, however is that we should not absolve the Never Trumpers of their complicity in constructing this hellscape. They thought it was OK to stoke the hellfires of racism, ignorance, nihilism, and blind obedience to whatever Fox News spews out.

Yeah, I appreciate that Steve Smith and Jennifer Rubin and Rick Wilson hate Trump too.

But they laid the groundwork that made Trump possible.

GODDAMN right they did. Every one of them owns this disaster.

Sure fine vote Dem in November and then what? Go back to shitting on every Dem? Lying about every Dem? Yeah. That. Coz they will.

436
makeitstop  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:29:38am

re: #432 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I actually think this is a good strategy. It’s a fine line to walk to stomp on a sitting POTUS no matter how fucking insane he is without looking anti American, especially right now.

Not to resort to an old cliche, but Biden can stay ‘above the fray’ and do nice, uplifting ads while the indie guys go after Trump with a (metaphorical) meat cleaver.

I’m fine with that.

437
Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:30:45am

re: #432 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

I actually think this is a good strategy. It’s a fine line to walk to stomp on a sitting POTUS no matter how fucking insane he is without looking anti American, especially right now.

just don’t let him live those statements down.

it is not a hoax

no “miracle” will make it go away, just a lot of work and sacrifice

and there are still not enough tests

438
Hecuba's daughter  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:30:51am

Another quarantine meme —

439
jaunte  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:31:26am

Climate change is not a separate compartment, Dinesh.

440
danarchy  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:31:42am

Just saw this deal on woot.com for 550 audio books. Pretty sure they are all public domain books, so you can probably get them free from project gutenburg, but it may be worth the $13 to have them as audio books. No idea how good the readings are though.

computers.woot.com

Here is a list of the titles

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:32:00am

re: #424 Teukka

☑ Pestilence
☑ Locusts
☐ Water to blood
☐ Frogs
☐ Lice or Gnats
☐ Thunderstorm of Hail and Fire
☐ Darkness for three days
☐ Death of first born

Or, are we to go with the list not in the Torah?

My friend sent me this last week.

chabad.org

442
retired cynic  Apr 10, 2020 • 10:33:35am

re: #377 unproven innocence

Final note— Most adults everywhere are vitamin-D deficient, according to experts most knowlegable in that subject.

My doc guessed I was, tested it, and put me on high doses. Can’t say it has done any good, since I had sepsis last year, but I didn’t get the flu, so there!


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Alec Benjamin - Match in the Rain [Official Music Video]Download/Stream 'These Two Windows': alecbenjamin.lnk.to Shop 'These Two Windows' merch: alecbenjamin.store Follow Alec Benjaminalecbenjamin.comfacebook.com@alecbenjamininstagram.comtiktok.com #AlecBenjamin #TheseTwoWindows #MatchInTheRain #OfficialVideo
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Sammy Boller - Awakening From the Daydream 24-bit Studio Masters, Guitar Tabs, and Backing Tracks available at:candyrat.com Spotify / Apple Music / Tidal / Deezer / Amazon : orcd.co Visit Sammy Boller at:Website: sammyboller.comInstagram: instagram.comFacebook: facebook.comTwitter: @sammybollerYouTube: youtube.com Bass: Steve LehaneDrums: Dylan WalshVideo by: Eric QuirosAudio ...
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Joyce Manor - ‘House Warning Party’ (Lyric Video) "House Warning Party" by @Joyce Manor from the album 'Songs From Northern Torrance,' available May 29thPre-order at joycemanor.ffm.to Filmed by Donovan Vim Crony / DEBUNK PUNK Season 2 / Episode 1 & at Zephyr Veg. Cafe (2) 6/19/09Edited by ...
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Twenty One Pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video) twenty one pilots - Level of Concern (Official Video)official video for "Level of Concern" - available now on Fueled By Ramen. top.lnk.to Exclusive Crew Nation hoodie available now - smarturl.itA portion of proceeds from this song + the TØP ...
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Lotteries: A Rant From a Poor PersonLotteries. A rant from a poor person (me). So I have a MegaMillions ticket. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million against. Right now, the jackpot is $336,000,000. There are endless think pieces in everything from ...
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Clean Bandit - Rockabye Ft Anne-Marie #AtHome #WithMe So fun to play in our garden and link up with Anne-Marie via computer airways for International Nurses Day! Watch the full concert: YouTube Click here to subscribe: bit.ly Follow us:Website: cleanbandit.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: instagram.comSoundcloud: SoundCloudSpotify: atlre.co.uk ...
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The Unlikely Candidates - Novocaine “Novocaine” by The Unlikely Candidates available now! LISTEN HERE: red.lnk.to Catch us on tour! songkick.com Follow us here:instagram.comfacebook.com@tucband?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthortheunlikelycandidates.com Directed by Mattias Russo-LarssonProduced by Lewis Atallah #UnlikelyCandidates #Novocaine #ArtistOnTheRise #OfficialVideo #Pizza #MusicVideo #AlternativeRock #Rock #TUC #LeftSideBrain #VeronicaMars #Alternative #Unlikely #Candidates ...
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Larkin Poe Keep Diggin’ (Official Video) 'Keep Diggin'' is the third song off Larkin Poe's 2020 album 'Self Made Man’, out June 12th. Pre-save the album on Spotify or pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and the official store NOW & get the first 3 songs "Holy ...
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