The Morning Rant

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During Monday's rant, I wondered whether Trump will have any 'coattails' in November that will help other Republicans, senators and representatives, get elected.

But the downticket Repubs do not have to sit passively by and wait for it to happen. There is something they can do. They can reach out and grab onto the coattails. They can climb aboard the Trump train.

They can be like Trump.

I don't think it's that difficult. They can put America first. They can eschew the globalist agenda that has somehow managed to become the default position ever since the end of WWII. They can support Trump's trade deals. He may even campaign in your district for you if you support him.

So be like Trump. Don't be like George Bush I.

Why not? What was wrong with George Bush I?

When we voted for George Bush I, we thought we were getting a third term of Reagan. Indeed, that is how he campaigned. We did not want to remember that he once dismissed Reagan's economic policies, you know, the ones that brought prosperity to America in the 80s after the stagflation of the Carter years, as "voodoo economics." We thought, maybe he learned his lesson.

Nope.

Because as soon as he was elected, he started babbling about "a thousand points of light" and "a kinder, gentler America", which was his way of extending his middle finger toward the man who had set him up to win the presidential election.

Here's an example of what that looked like:

Science fiction author Jerry Pournelle had a quiet network of conservative contacts inside the Reagan White House, promoting things like ballistic missile defense.

He recalls what happened in the one week following the inauguration of Poppy Bush in January of 1989 -- the sweeping purge. Every single one of Pournelle's conservative contacts were *gone*, replaced by what he terms "the country club set".

It takes a certain kind of hubris to look at what Reagan built and say "screw that, let's do something else."

Of course, Poppy Bush paid for his hubris: he was unelected just as soon as it was possible to unelect him, but by then the damage had been done: his utter fecklessness paved the way for the Arkansas Grifter and her horndog husband.

So, don't be like Poppy Bush. Look at Trump. See how he wins. And go and do thou likewise.

(h/t moron commenter torquewrench for the Pournelle story)




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Wednesday's celebs: I used to see Cristina Raines on various TV shows and TV movies all the time back in the 70s and 80s, and then poof, she was gone. Decided to find out what happened, was afraid she'd died young or perhaps became a Hollywood drug/mental illness casualty, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn from imdb.com that she retired from acting in 1992 at the age of 40 to become a registered nurse, specializing in the care of renal dialysis patients. Good for her. And, of course, Scott Glenn, who always looks like Scott Glenn and doesn't give you a lot of different looks. They were together in a minor 1973 movie together, Hex, and also in a major movie a couple of years later, the Robert Altman film Nashville.



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Comments

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1 That's a good looking Joan Collins

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at February 28, 2020 11:09 AM (X+a7J)

2 Ask and ye shall receive

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 28, 2020 11:10 AM (dNzKv)

3 I feel like Ted Cruz is the one person who took the right lessons from Trump's victory.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:10 AM (KUaJL)

4




I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS


Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:10 AM (v5swp)

5 The girl from Glee -- can't recall her name.

The guy is admittedly good-looking, but he needs a shave in all but the last pic.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:10 AM (Ejm1K)

6 Called the others

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at February 28, 2020 11:11 AM (X+a7J)

7
LaWanda Page and Jimmy Page?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 28, 2020 11:11 AM (Un9AW)

8 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2020 11:11 AM (arJlL)

9 Daphne Zuniga?

Posted by: klaftern at February 28, 2020 11:11 AM (RuIsu)

10 Who Dis? I dunno, but she's very tasty eye candy

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 28, 2020 11:11 AM (ch6++)

11 They cleaned the shit off the stairs before Trump went to India.

Posted by: Roy at February 28, 2020 11:12 AM (SUJyY)

12 Do not stick Brian Stelter up your butt to soothe the hemorrhoids!

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 11:12 AM (COzlW)

13 No idea who the Who Dis are.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (QFqpA)

14 9 Daphne Zuniga?
Posted by: klaftern at February 28, 2020 11:11 AM (RuIsu)


Looks similar, but no.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (lxoKn)

15 Russian Tea Cakes are just Messican Wedding Cakes!

Who knew this!?

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (HUeSI)

16 Yay, Gorilla Pundit!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Ki5SV)

17 Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Uu+Jp)

18 Meghan Markle and her prince.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (aS1PU)

19 >>5
The girl from Glee -- can't recall her name.

Buttigieg? Or do you mean the other one?

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (yvnmY)

20 Connie Selleca and who cares !

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (arJlL)

21 Got a bit of a schnoz on her but I could overlook it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (ZLI7S)

22 That guy is from 21 Jumpstreet, right?

Richard Grieco?

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (HUeSI)

23 >>18
Meghan Markle and her prince. Posted by: DR.WTF at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (aS1PU)

The cut-rate Pitt-Aniston bad penny.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (yvnmY)

24 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (KUaJL)

25 I know I missed it yesterday, but why would someone shove a potato up their ass?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (QFqpA)

26 Wow, down a thousand after just a couple hours

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (X+a7J)

27 >>Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?


Beware the Eyes of Starch.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (HUeSI)

28 I can't see Hillary falling down stairs without smiling. That makes me worry about myself.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (Uu+Jp)

29 Jimmy Failla
@jimmyfailla
Say what you want about Trump but the guy has done the impossible: he finally got Democrats to give him credit for the stock market.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (BqBId)

30 25 I know I missed it yesterday, but why would someone shove a potato up their ass?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (QFqpA)

I think it's a cultural thing.

Posted by: Roy at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (SUJyY)

31 I like that Amazon food commercial in which the girl is discovered under the table spooning up a heaping helping of some fancy cake.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (+y/Ru)

32 Isn't the Ganges River supposed to have healing properties?

Throw Hillary in and see if she improves in any way...

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (ch6++)

33 The Mike Bloomberg tuba thing is hilarious. I think people should find a way to print it out and post it around.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 28, 2020 11:15 AM (WI7YS)

34 Leah something?

Posted by: WisRich at February 28, 2020 11:15 AM (G0vdT)

35 Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years

Cornering the market......

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2020 11:15 AM (arJlL)

36 >> Got a bit of a schnoz on her but I could overlook it.


Pro Tip : Those chicks breathe better with any sort of oral obstruction.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:15 AM (HUeSI)

37 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?
Posted by: joe,

I think it's " Fark it, it's Friday, what's the worse that can happen?"

Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:15 AM (vd8XM)

38 I don't know who the guy is, but yowza.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 28, 2020 11:15 AM (ptqGC)

39 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (Zz0t1)

40 The Mummy lady

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (q80AH)

41 If you can put a potato up your butt, you don't have a butt hole, you have a cavern.

Posted by: Sponge at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (Zz0t1)

42 17 Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Uu+Jp)

No, they're just saying don't try it.

Posted by: drerbrererd at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (bGHZM)

43
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
46m
"You go around Pennsylvania and you see Trump signs everywhere. The Donald Trump situation is bigger than the Reagan Revolution. Donald Trump has inspired us." @RjHarris15 WHP580

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (BqBId)

44 That Glee girl with the dead boyfriend.

Posted by: LASue at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (Ed8Zd)

45 20 Connie Selleca and who cares !
Posted by: JT at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (arJlL)


Not Connie.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (lxoKn)

46 >>Pro Tip : Those chicks breathe better with any sort of oral obstruction.

Sort of a nose snorkel.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (ZLI7S)

47 Sandra Bernhart and Mark Hamill. What do I win

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (90T4r)

48 Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Uu+Jp)

No, they're just saying don't try it.
Posted by: drerbrererd

Next week, don't stick Jack Fruit up your butt.

Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (vd8XM)

49 Got a bit of a schnoz on her but I could overlook it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (ZLI7S)







When its buried in your navel, does schnozz size really matter?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (W+RZ5)

50 You know what burns my ass.................HOT POTATOES or FRIES. sizzleroids.

Posted by: saf at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (5IHGB)

51 Hillary went down to India
To get herself some souls

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (RD7QR)

52 vmom - if you are here.

Thanks for pointing out my mistake re: corona testing. I responded at the end of the Art Thread.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (m45I2)

53 Poppy Bush was in Dallas on November 22, 1963 and was on the CIA payroll at the time. Just saying.

Posted by: Augustine at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (BDZWU)

54 If Bloomberg gets any traction, we're gonna be treated to that NY Magazine-length profile of "the young Mike."

Said piece will strain to avoid having every paragraph scan as, basically, "when he was a young guy, he was pretty much of a tool--everyone thought so, and laughed at him behind his monkey-soldier back."

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (yvnmY)

55 >>> Putting potatoes up your butt won't cure hemorrhoids

How did the potatoes get hemorrhoids in first place?

Poor little potatoes.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (l6b3d)

56 They can eschew the globalist agenda that has somehow managed to become the default position ever since the end of WWII.

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Ex-Fed Gov sees coordinated global central bank action soon in response to virus...

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Kung Flu: Is there anything it can't do?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (+y/Ru)

57 Sandra Bernhart and Mark Hamill. What do I win
Posted by: tubal

Sandra Bernhart

Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (vd8XM)

58 43
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
46m
"You go around Pennsylvania and you see Trump signs everywhere. The Donald Trump situation is bigger than the Reagan Revolution. Donald Trump has inspired us." @RjHarris15 WHP580
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (BqBId)

==========

Signs are not a terribly predictive measure, but it is encouraging.

Seriously...with one day left to the SC primary, I've seen an increase of one sign in the last two days. It was a Tom Steyer sign.

So, that brings the rough total of signs I've seen to about 15.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (q80AH)

59
A couple of office libtards were blaming Trump for their 401k losing thousands this week over the Coronavirus hysteria. "He didn't do anything to stop it." I wonder if they gave him credit for the Dow being up 10,000 ( prior to this week) since he's been president. I'm guessing that was Barry's doing

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (Un9AW)

60 Lea Michelle


Very flattering pic.

Posted by: LASue at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (Ed8Zd)

61 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?
Posted by: joe



China IS underreporting. How bad is it? Outside of China, no idea.
As a natural virus, it's pretty low on the mortality rate.
As an engineered bio weapon, it really sucks.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I understand inducing fear.
But what good does that do? Once everyone gets better, they're gonna be pissed. You ain't invading then. If it's a bio weapon, you want wide swaths of population dying off.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (QFqpA)

62 I know I missed it yesterday, but why would someone shove a potato up their ass?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (QFqpA)
******
Supposedly a home remedy for Hemorrhoids

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (BqBId)

63 53: this is true.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (7Crlg)

64 Penelope Cruz and who cares

Posted by: p0indexterous at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (sYv/D)

65 Experts Say : Don't stick Durians up your butt.

Posted by: Allie at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (UnA8+)

66 The guy looks very serious about something

Posted by: LASue at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (Ed8Zd)

67 The pic of Hillary: I think she slipped twice going down that particular set of stairs.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (RIAR/)

68 Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Uu+Jp)

When I was young, I used to hang w/some ER nurses...lot's of potato stories.

Posted by: BignJames at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (X/Pw5)

69 Sandra Bernhart and Mark Hamill. What do I win
Posted by: tubal

Sandra Bernhart
Posted by: Bruce

Fuck.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (QFqpA)

70 CDC recommends not sticking potatoes up your butt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (KUaJL)

71 Daphne Zuniga?
Posted by: klaftern at February 28, 2020


*
*

I hadn't heard or seen that name in a long time!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (Ejm1K)

72
Signs are not a terribly predictive measure, but it is encouraging.

Seriously...with one day left to the SC primary, I've seen an increase of one sign in the last two days. It was a Tom Steyer sign.

So, that brings the rough total of signs I've seen to about 15.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (q80AH)


There were a fuckload of Beto signs and stickers in Texas.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (Zz0t1)

73 Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (RD7QR)

74 That's not a Russian teacake.

It's a Mexican wedding cookie.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (m45I2)

75 >>A couple of office libtards were blaming Trump for their 401k losing thousands this week over the Coronavirus hysteria. "He didn't do anything to stop it."


No. He just stopped flights from China because he desperately wanted you to get it...

and, btw :
That Potato in your ass isn't helping your piles.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (HUeSI)

76 Now we're in stupid market territory. I'm going to give it Monday and then I'm leaning in Tuesday with everything I have.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (Boy/L)

77 Don't know who the SheDat is, but Hubba hubba. Nice hair.

HeDat is a Generic Hollyweird Hunk. Prolly teh ghey.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (HaL55)

78 Lea Michelle, Riley Schmidt, Scream Queens.

Can I have my dignity back as my prize? There's no good world where I can have known enough to piece that together.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (OUMaO)

79 Sandra Bernhart and Mark Hamill. What do I win
Posted by: tubal


Why would you make me hate you?

Posted by: Sponge at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (Zz0t1)

80
The pic of Hillary: I think she slipped twice going down that particular set of stairs.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (RIAR/)


You just know her handlers wanted to let her go and watch her faceplant.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (ptqGC)

81 >>CDC recommends not sticking potatoes up your butt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

That's what they want you to think.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (ZLI7S)

82 Looks like a young Penelope Cruz to me, but I doubt that is it.

Posted by: 6to4to3 at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (8sBQ9)

83 60 Lea Michelle
Very flattering pic.
Posted by: LASue at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM (Ed8Zd


Yes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (lxoKn)

84 >>62
I know I missed it yesterday, but why would someone shove a potato up their ass?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (QFqpA)

[ ] Too hot to fire up the oven in the summer
[ ] Challenge accepted
[x] ten-cent charge on plastic bags at Safeway dodged

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (yvnmY)

85 So did someone alert Richard Gere that Gerbils are not the "Thing" anymore?

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (BqBId)

86 73 Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (RD7QR)

But the onion on my belt is still effective, yes?

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (90T4r)

87 72
Signs are not a terribly predictive measure, but it is encouraging.

Seriously...with one day left to the SC primary, I've seen an increase of one sign in the last two days. It was a Tom Steyer sign.

So, that brings the rough total of signs I've seen to about 15.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (q80AH)

There were a fuckload of Beto signs and stickers in Texas.....
Posted by: Sponge at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (Zz0t1)

========

For the primary or the senate race?

I drove through my mother's neighborhood in Birmingham, AL right before the Senate special election, and it was chock full of Doug Jones signs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (q80AH)

88 That's not a Russian teacake.

It's a Mexican wedding cookie.



No, no, no. That's a Peruvian Heroin Sponge Cakelet.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (HaL55)

89 >>Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.


Did you try wedging?

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (HUeSI)

90 57 Sandra Bernhart and Mark Hamill. What do I win
Posted by: tubal

Sandra Bernhart
Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (vd8XM)

Participation "trophy."

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (1CjJc)

91 There were a fuckload of Beto signs and stickers in Texas.....
Posted by: Sponge at February 28, 2020 11:19 AM (Zz0t1)


Signs are predictive of the size of the population who is enthusiastic about supporting a particular candidate and wants you to know about it.

There's quite a bit of overlap with that group and the group of people who is very enthusiastic about forcing you to do what they think is the right thing.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (KUaJL)

92 82 Looks like a young Penelope Cruz to me, but I doubt that is it.
Posted by: 6to4to3 at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (8sBQ9)


Ain't her.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (lxoKn)

93 >>I think she slipped twice going down that particular set of stairs.

Dancing to Indian music. Cultural sensitivity points.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (yvnmY)

94 The Mike Bloomberg tuba thing is hilarious.

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Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (+y/Ru)

95 >>Now we're in stupid market territory. I'm going to give it Monday and then I'm leaning in Tuesday with everything I have.


Been there all week.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (HUeSI)

96 CDC recommends not sticking potatoes up your butt to curb the spread of coronavirus.



WHO recommends sticking potatoes up your butt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (QFqpA)

97 BREAKING: Joe Biden claims 150 MILLION people have died from gun violence in the US since 2007

It's those damn toddlers with guns!

Posted by: Cheri at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (oiNtH)

98 >>Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.

You're supposed to peel it first.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (ZLI7S)

99 I think she slipped twice going down that particular set of stairs.


Was the bottle of hot sauce in her purse okay?

Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (vd8XM)

100 Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.

hash browns on the other hand...

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (aS1PU)

101 "Diversity" is a shorter way of saying "Let's fill the roles with incompetents that will look good in the photos."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (19g6/)

102 Coronavirus reported in Nigeria.
Sub-Saharan Africa pucker-string status: Tightened.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (yvnmY)

103 "They can be like Trump"

Now your time has come
Hear, or you'll be gone
Winners don't fear the Trumper
Nor does Scalise nor Nunes, nor Cruz, You can be like they are
Come on baby, don't fear the Trumper
Baby take his hand, don't fear the Trumper
You'll be able to fly, don't fear the Trumper
Baby he's your man

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (Kpl3J)

104 >>>
Ain't her.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (lxoKn)

Yeah, as the Mrs. so often reminds me, I*m never right.

Posted by: 6to4to3 at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (8sBQ9)

105 Experts Say : Don't stick Durians up your butt.


Why would I want to stick Duran Duran there?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (HaL55)

106 >>Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.



Pro Tip : Start with Fingerlings.

Posted by: Don Lemon at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (HUeSI)

107 OK,I think I will go and take a nap.

Have a lovely day, everyone.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (Ki5SV)

108 89 >>Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.


Did you try wedging?
Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:21 AM (HUeSI)

It couldn't hurt.

Posted by: Mayor Buttmunch at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (1CjJc)

109 You just know her handlers wanted to let her go and watch her faceplant.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (ptqGC)
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Yeah, well, hopefully the Depends were cinched up tight, otherwise, yech.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (RIAR/)

110 Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.

You're supposed to peel it first.
Posted by: JackStraw

How about Tots

Things Epstein might have said if he didn't kill himself for 200 please

Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (vd8XM)

111 101 "Diversity" is a shorter way of saying "Let's fill the roles with incompetents that will look good in the photos."
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 28, 2020 11:22 AM (19g6/)

Looking at the second photo - they failed.

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (7HtZB)

112 105 Experts Say : Don't stick Durians up your butt.


Why would I want to stick Duran Duran there?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (HaL55)

Because you're hungry? Like the wolf?

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (90T4r)

113 105 Why would I want to stick Duran Duran there?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy's new band is called The Swinging Epsteins at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (HaL55)

Save it for the morning after.

Posted by: Allie at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (UnA8+)

114 BREAKING: Joe Biden claims 150 MILLION people have died from gun violence in the US since 2007


The media covered it up !

Posted by: JT at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (arJlL)

115 Schumer posted a knucklehead tweet about how its part of anti-immigrant racism to restrict travel from China, then later deleted it. Even the AP fact checked the Democrats and declared them lying about the president's handling of the Wuhan Flu.

https://apnews.com/d36d6c4de29f4d04beda3db00cb46104

I think they are beginning to see that the internal polling does not show this as a winning strategy. Expect them to pivot to socialized medicine soon.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (KZzsI)

116 Coronavirus reported in Nigeria.
Sub-Saharan Africa pucker-string status: Tightened.
Posted by: Zod


Nigerians used to incubating every deadly disease known to man, "Oh, it must be Friday".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (QFqpA)

117 Experts Say : Don't stick Durians up your butt.

-----

It might improve the smell of the durian

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (7HtZB)

118 Get your Goop potato-scented candles

Posted by: Roy at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (SUJyY)

119
Fenced cordon of infected along the border. A Cough-Corridor. The dull, phlegmy rattle of a chemical barrier to illegal immigration.

This would augment, not replace, the TBIMHFA.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (yvnmY)

120 114 BREAKING: Joe Biden claims 150 MILLION people have died from gun violence in the US since 2007


The corporate media that's wholly owned by the right covered it up !
Posted by: JT at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (arJlL)

=======

FIFY

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (q80AH)

121 The potato thing only works if you bake it first and try right out of the oven. Pass the word on to a Gen Z

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (KZzsI)

122 >>Why would I want to stick Duran Duran there?


Well, if you shove a potato up you ass, you'll feel like you have a whole New Moon on Monday.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (HUeSI)

123 I am not a Butt-tato.

Posted by: Brian Stelter, seething at February 28, 2020 11:26 AM (COzlW)

124 116 Coronavirus reported in Nigeria.
Sub-Saharan Africa pucker-string status: Tightened.
Posted by: Zod


Nigerians used to incubating every deadly disease known to man, "Oh, it must be Friday".
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (QFqpA)


Africa does pestilence right!

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:26 AM (90T4r)

125 Test

Posted by: Test at February 28, 2020 11:26 AM (eJycr)

126 How about Tots

Things Epstein might have said if he didn't kill himself for 200 please
Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:24 AM (vd8XM)

Crinkle fries are ribbed for your pleasure.

Posted by: Mayor Buttmunch at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (1CjJc)

127 >>> 9
Daphne Zuniga?

Funny, she doesn't look Druish.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (l6b3d)

128 Crinkle fries are ribbed for your pleasure.
Posted by: Mayor Buttmunch

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (vd8XM)

129 The potato thing only works if you bake it first and try right out of the oven. Pass the word on to a Gen Z
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (KZzsI)
---------------

"The potato challenge"

Though, what with Tide Pods and all, this might not be a good thing to promote.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (RIAR/)

130 124 116 Coronavirus reported in Nigeria.
Sub-Saharan Africa pucker-string status: Tightened.
Posted by: Zod


Nigerians used to incubating every deadly disease known to man, "Oh, it must be Friday".
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (QFqpA)


Africa does pestilence right!
Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:26 AM (90T4r)


Already time for another song for those bloody wankers?

Posted by: Bob Geldof at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (SUJyY)

131 I read somewhere (maybe the Twitters, so grab the salt) that the WuFlu spread so readily in China because

1. They didn't know what they were dealing with;

B. They are frequently malnourished and usually packed together tightly;

iii. Their public health system is shit; and

d. The Communist party tried to keep a lid on it for a critical period.

We don't have those disadvantages (but the Iranians do, which is why it's spreading there).

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (RD7QR)

132 "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?

Posted by: joe


The danger of the actual virus is irrelevant now. The panic and effects of the economy coming to halt is the real problem and that genie isn't going back in the bottle. Wait until the US cases start doubling overnight, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (CQ3Qb)

133 150,000,000 / 365 = 410,958

2020-2007 = 13 (roughly, its early in the year)

410,958 = 32,612

That's how many people would have to die from gun wounds a year on average. Seems like someone might have noticed that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (KZzsI)

134 >>>Oh, and the potato thing doesn't work. Or so I heard.


Have you tried Yams?

They are supposed to be healthier.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (HUeSI)

135 124 116 Coronavirus reported in Nigeria.
Sub-Saharan Africa pucker-string status: Tightened.
Posted by: Zod


Nigerians used to incubating every deadly disease known to man, "Oh, it must be Friday".
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (QFqpA)


Africa does pestilence right!
Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:26 AM (90T4r)

War, pestilence, famine, death - the Apocalypse is just a day ending in "y" in Africa.

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (7HtZB)

136 Why did Hillary go to India anyway? Those people can't vote for her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (Ejm1K)

137 > Lea Michelle

50% Italian.
50% Jewish.
100% Yum.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (lbYzk)

138 A couple of office libtards were blaming Trump for
their 401k losing thousands this week over the Coronavirus hysteria. "He
didn't do anything to stop it." I wonder if they gave him credit for
the Dow being up 10,000 ( prior to this week) since he's been president.
I'm guessing that was Barry's doing


Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM

---

This is exactly what I was saying in the art thread. Everyone is blaming Trump for the stock market crash and saying it is the most critical part of the US economy but just last week they were saying only the rich benefits from the stock market and it doesn't benefit anyone in the middle class.


Fvcking idiots.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (JUOKG)

139 I've reached that age when I can name the character actors in old movies and TV shows and couldn't recognize a contemporary "star" if my life depended on it. "That asshole giving Perry Mason's client a hard time? That's George Macready."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (+y/Ru)

140 133 150,000,000 / 365 = 410,958

2020-2007 = 13 (roughly, its early in the year)

410,958 = 32,612

That's how many people would have to die from gun wounds a year on average. Seems like someone might have noticed that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (KZzsI)


No math on the blog. Moose out front should have told you.

Posted by: Roy at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (SUJyY)

141 Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (RD7QR)
**********
Forgot the 1950's Pittsburgh Pa. Air Quality too

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (BqBId)

142
Speaking of potatas..

where do you store your oranges?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (v5swp)

143 Supposedly a couple of cases of Wuhan Flu in Mexico. But Elizabeth Warren thinks we should divert wall funding.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (KZzsI)

144 Also CDC: Waffle fries are right out!

Posted by: banana Dream at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (l6b3d)

145 Wait until the US cases start doubling overnight, you ain't seen nothing yet.

If that were going to happen, it would have already. You need to calm down, too.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (Boy/L)

146 >>Why did Hillary go to India anyway?

Mo' money.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (ZLI7S)

147 Drumpf approval is down from 52 to 47 in one day. Yikes.

The non stop msm freak out is having an effect. Even Fox Business is in we are all gonna die mode.

At least we will have sub $2 gas soon so we have that.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (eJycr)

148 105 Experts Say : Don't stick Durians up your butt.

Yeah, they smell bad enough already.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (lxoKn)

149 When I was young, I used to hang w/some ER nurses...lot's of potato stories.
Posted by: BignJames



******

No telling what root vegetables might turnip on a rectal exam.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (m45I2)

150 Mmmm-mmm! Appalacian sister restrictors.

Posted by: Billyboy Clinton at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (6HXTL)

151 Why did Hillary go to India anyway? Those people can't vote for her.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (Ejm1K)
---------------

Graft.

That woman would roll a drunken homeless person for a nickel.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (RIAR/)

152 When Che killed innocent people in Cuba, he only used a pistol, not an assault rifle. I happen to think that not killing innocent people with an assault rifle is a good thing.

Posted by: BSanders yelling at the sky at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (0dmP2)

153 142
Speaking of potatas..

where do you store your oranges?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (v5swp)

========

If we're breaking out the oranges, then someone's about to die...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (q80AH)

154 Putting potatoes up your butt won't cure hemorrhoids, doctors warn

This is... an uncomfortable truth.

Cram a few carrots and a couple of chicken breasts up there too, and you have a good start on a stew.

Now excuse me while I go get sick.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (XF4b8)

155 Tuber? or not tuber? That is the question.

Posted by: Prince Hemorrhoid von Bootyegg at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (z74hX)

156 Pelosi Pox

Posted by: MHK at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (iQIUe)

157 a - who was the VA Gov who a couple of years ago said that something like a million people a week die in the US because of Guns? McAullife or the current jackass?
b - I'm surprised no one has mentioned that H W Bush's big promise at the 1988 convention was "Read my lips: no new taxes." Broke it the following year, got pretty much nothing in return from the Dems, probably lost to Clinton in no small part because the tax hike led to a recession. But let's be more like him, because Trump stole the nomination from !Jeb.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (4a9Vv)

158 Baby take his hand, don't fear the Trumper

You'll be able to fly, don't fear the Trumper

Baby he's your man

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:23 AM (Kpl3J)


I got a fever...

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (8B6Ng)

159 The Russian tea cakes/ Mexican wedding cookies are messy, but delicious.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (wiXsO)

160
Have you tried Yams?

They are supposed to be healthier.
Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (HUeSI)
********
How about Redskin Potatoes

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (BqBId)

161 Yeah, they smell bad enough already.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (lxoKn)
-------------

Yeah, stick with the classics, like "White Owl."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (RIAR/)

162 >>No telling what root vegetables might turnip on a rectal exam.


"Why don't they ever tie a string to these things?" - 80 Year Old ER Doc to my Ex Girlfriend Nurse.

Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:31 AM (HUeSI)

163 No russets up your bustle for the 'roids?

I wonder if the grocery will take back slightly used spuds?

Posted by: Joe Mama at February 28, 2020 11:31 AM (We5+z)

164 I like tater tots

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 28, 2020 11:31 AM (SUJyY)

165 Two Bollywood actors I don't know.

Posted by: irright at February 28, 2020 11:31 AM (pMGkg)

166 147
Drumpf approval is down from 52 to 47 in one day. Yikes.



The non stop msm freak out is having an effect. Even Fox Business is in we are all gonna die mode.



At least we will have sub $2 gas soon so we have that.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (eJycr)


It takes more than 24 hours to conduct a reliable poll.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:31 AM (CQ3Qb)

167 166
It takes more than 24 hours to conduct a reliable poll.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:31 AM (CQ3Qb)

========

Ras's is a three day rolling average.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (q80AH)

168 >>131
I read somewhere (maybe the Twitters, so grab the salt) that the WuFlu spread so readily in China because Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (RD7QR)

Chinese people greet each other by licking the insides of each others' mouths.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (yvnmY)

169 I've reached that age when I can name the character actors in old movies and TV shows and couldn't recognize a contemporary "star" if my life depended on it. "That asshole giving Perry Mason's client a hard time? That's George Macready."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 28, 2020


*
*

If we still had a TV Guide -- you remember that indispensable road map to TV viewing, rather than the fan mag it's turned into? -- so that I could see who was in what, I'd probably still be able to keep up. That was how I learned all the pre-1990 actor/actress names; they'd be listed in TV Guide.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (Ejm1K)

170 Fun Fact: The Irish potato famine was caused by too many farmers sticking potatoes up their butts instead of planting them.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (COzlW)

171 I want Trump to take some of Schumer's $8.5B to stop Corona from spreading and use it for the Wall. You can make a case for it, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (Eapb6)

172 Surprised they haven't tried tide pods instead of potatoes.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (wiXsO)

173 I don't particularly care to imagine the turns that your life took to get you to the point that you contemplate using potatoes as a home cure for hemorrhoids, but I can only guess it is a wild and uncomfortable ride.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (KUaJL)

174 171 I want Trump to take some of Schumer's $8.5B to stop Corona from spreading and use it for the Wall. You can make a case for it, no?
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (Eapb6)

=========

Start the wall with Canada.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (q80AH)

175
Fucking China.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (b6U3/)

176 Start the wall with Canada.

Cali

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (Boy/L)

177 I read somewhere (maybe the Twitters, so grab the salt) that the WuFlu spread so readily in China because

Posted by: joncelli


It was lab built to target Asians. China needs to thin their herd. But it escaped the lab before they were ready.

Yes. I have heard that. And no, not just here.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (QFqpA)

178 160
Have you tried Yams?

They are supposed to be healthier.
Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (HUeSI)
********
How about Redskin Potatoes
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (BqBId)

No offense*





*wait for it. Waaaaaait for it

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (RD7QR)

179 If that were going to happen, it would have already. You need to calm down, too.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (Boy/L)

It is already happening.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (CQ3Qb)

180 mallfly, that was McAuliffe, and the number he gave was 93 million. Brainiac.

That's a good-looking pair of whodises today.

Posted by: bluebell at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (/669Q)

181 166

That is a 3 day rolling poll, taken every day.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (eJycr)

182 I've reached that age when I can name the character actors in old movies and TV shows and couldn't recognize a contemporary "star" if my life depended on it.

The stars of today are equivalent to the character actors of yesteryear. Its not age, they're just not very big and have a small career.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (KZzsI)

183 138
A couple of office libtards were blaming Trump for

their 401k losing thousands this week over the Coronavirus hysteria. "He

didn't do anything to stop it." I wonder if they gave him credit for

the Dow being up 10,000 ( prior to this week) since he's been president.

I'm guessing that was Barry's doing


Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 28, 2020 11:18 AM

---

This
is exactly what I was saying in the art thread. Everyone is blaming
Trump for the stock market crash and saying it is the most critical part
of the US economy but just last week they were saying only the rich
benefits from the stock market and it doesn't benefit anyone in the
middle class.


Fvcking idiots.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (JUOKG)

I predict the market is going to be very dynamic for the next few months. That said, this is creating some buying opportunities if you are willing to invest and hold. Just picked up some Cisco this morning.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (N39Ws)

184 I guess there must be a shortage of Preparation H and Tuck's. Who knew?

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (90T4r)

185 143 Supposedly a couple of cases of Wuhan Flu in Mexico. But Elizabeth Warren thinks we should divert wall funding.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (KZzsI)

And lots of Chinese coming over the un-walled border, too. That wall should have been built, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell!!!

Posted by: CN at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (ONvIw)

186 168 >>131
I read somewhere (maybe the Twitters, so grab the salt) that the WuFlu spread so readily in China because Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:27 AM (RD7QR)

Chinese people greet each other by licking the insides of each others' mouths.
Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (yvnmY)

Maybe we can get hot Estonian chicks to start taking up that tradition.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (RD7QR)

187 RE: Coronavirus

We need better data about the spread. Cases that have been caught from people returning from an infected area should be separated to those spread locally. We have reports of 60 nations who have it, but much of that is people returning from Wuhan, Milan, or Iran. With that data we could easily map the areas where its spreading and where its just treating people who caught it elsewhere. AFAIK, 100% of the people who have it in the Western Hemisphere got it from overseas and or from a close relative.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (zqs/f)

188 Contrary to popular rumor, sticking Mini Mike Bloomberg up your butt will not cure hemorrhoids. But it will turn you into a double asshole.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (COzlW)

189 184 I guess there must be a shortage of Preparation H and Tuck's. Who knew?
Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (90T4r)

==========

Biden was hungry and couldn't find the paste.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (q80AH)

190 Yeah, they smell bad enough already.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:29 AM (lxoKn)
++++++++++++
Adding some butt stank to the Durian would not make it even one iota worse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (I2dne)

191 144
Also CDC: Waffle fries are right out!

made me flash on an image of brown playdough being extruded through a waffle fry.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (sGtp+)

192 188
Contrary to popular rumor, sticking Mini Mike Bloomberg up your butt
will not cure hemorrhoids. But it will turn you into a double asshole.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (COzlW)

Imagine what you'd get if Bernie Sanders stopped running and bent over.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (N39Ws)

193 "Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!" sunk Elder Bush. The real republican party detested Reagan and resented his success. They still do regardless of what they say about him now. The schism in the heart of the GOP has been there a long time.

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (ZhFYR)

194 176 Start the wall with Canada.

Cali
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (Boy/L)

Yes. They are a hostile foreign country, right on our border.

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (90T4r)

195 I remember when Obama and I prevented the Spanish Flu when I was in office.

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (KUaJL)

196
Save us, Jewish Wan Kenobi, you're our only hope.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (b6U3/)

197 All out of potatoes. Will a pineapple work? Do you freeze it first?

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (y/RHa)

198 193 "Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!" sunk Elder Bush. The real republican party detested Reagan and resented his success. They still do regardless of what they say about him now. The schism in the heart of the GOP has been there a long time.
Posted by: I Have Questions at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (ZhFYR)

========

I'm a Taft man, myself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (q80AH)

199 Trump warns China is our enemy and wants to secure the borders to protect America

Huge flu from China threatens American health and can get in easily because both parties try to prevent protecting our border and mocked Trump's warnings over China.


Hmmmmmmmmm....

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (KZzsI)

200 Have you tried Yams? 

They are supposed to be healthier. 
Posted by: garrett at February 28, 2020 11:28 AM (HUeSI) 
******** 
How about Redskin Potatoes

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:30 AM (BqBId)






Redskin potatoes healthier?

How?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (W+RZ5)

201 187
AFAIK, 100% of the people who
have it in the Western Hemisphere got it from overseas and or from a
close relative.


except for that one person in california.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (sGtp+)

202 >>188
Contrary to popular rumor, sticking Mini Mike Bloomberg up your butt Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 11:34 AM (COzlW)


Adam and Eve's Dancing Mike P-Spot Massager. Batteries not included.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (u4/yY)

203 Last week: Presidents do not have my impact on stocks you dump Trumpkins

This week: omg Trump crashes the markets

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (eJycr)

204
I really hope Israel does have the vaccine and it's not another myth like the Mossad being this all powerful secret group.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (b6U3/)

205 Lea Michelle > Meghan Markle

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:37 AM (I2dne)

206 The Too Wong Flu will blow over. But be assured there are other crises lined up.

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:37 AM (90T4r)

207 200
Redskin potatoes healthier?



How?


noble savage potatoes that live in harmony with nature.

i denounce myself.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 28, 2020 11:37 AM (sGtp+)

208 Mexico confirms first case of coronavrus.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (wiXsO)

209 Biden was asked about Overpopulation by the press and went on a riff about not touching women and "If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her."

When does someone step up and take this poor man home?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (KZzsI)

210 209 Biden was asked about Overpopulation by the press and went on a riff about not touching women and "If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her."

When does someone step up and take this poor man home?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (KZzsI)

=======

When the money runs out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (q80AH)

211 24 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (KUaJL)


I'm on the "China is underreporting their catastrophic response to this disease due to typical authoritarian ignorance, arrogance, and incompetence; other places that are not like China will come out much better off" scale.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (hLRSq)

212 Everyone knows you stick yams up your butt. Who the hell sticks potatoes?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (1ISKN)

213 Redskin potatoes healthier?

How?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

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Oh my.

Verrrry nicely done!!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (Y4EXg)

214 And any way, the Coronavirus won't last long.

It was made in China.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (QFqpA)

215 It is already happening.

No, it is not. We can count the number of suspended air routes. If it were spreading like wildfire and OMG we're gonna die, we'd see two levels of magnitude more cases after the past two weeks.

I'm now firmly in the camp of this is way too much ado over not much. I also tend more or less to trust the CDC (on diseases anyway) and they really don't seem to be in panic mode.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (Boy/L)

216 shove a potato up their ass? 
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (QFqpA) 

[ ] Too hot to fire up the oven in the summer
[ ] Challenge accepted
[x] ten-cent charge on plastic bags at Safeway dodged

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (yvnmY)

So a man purse?

Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:39 AM (EsGqq)

217 I will say though good thing this is all happening in February and not Sept like when the shit hit the fan in 2008. Assuming this hysteria dies down in the needy few weeks, people will have forgotten about it by election time.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:39 AM (eJycr)

218 Last week: Presidents do not have my impact on stocks you dump Trumpkins

This week: omg Trump crashes the markets


Conversely:

Trump supporters last week: Winning! Trump is making the stock market yuge!

This week: pff this has nothing to do with the president.

Its ridiculous. The president's actoins can affect the stock market, but generally its changes are unrelated to him.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:39 AM (KZzsI)

219 From what I read the "Italian" corona patients are largely ethnic Chinese.

Posted by: CN at February 28, 2020 11:39 AM (ONvIw)

220 216 shove a potato up their ass?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (QFqpA)

[ ] Too hot to fire up the oven in the summer
[ ] Challenge accepted
[x] ten-cent charge on plastic bags at Safeway dodged

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (yvnmY)

So a man purse?
Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:39 AM (EsGqq)

Prison wallet.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:40 AM (RD7QR)

221 Russian tea cakes also look,like Greek wedding cookies.
Mmmmmm cookies!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 28, 2020 11:40 AM (a4qVe)

222 "The Too Wong Flu will blow over. But be assured there are other crises lined up."

Just wait 'til this fall, and the Category 1 hurricanes of death.

Posted by: Chris M at February 28, 2020 11:40 AM (eAZVt)

223 Are people putting potatoes up their butts? Is that an actual thing?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 28, 2020 11:13 AM (Uu+Jp)

Guys used to put them in their swim suits for enhancement. But some put them in the back

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at February 28, 2020 11:40 AM (P4Pk9)

224 From what I read the "Italian" corona patients are largely ethnic Chinese.
Posted by: CN

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Why it's almost like we aren't getting complete, unbiased, insightful reporting.

Nahhhh!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (Y4EXg)

225 Start the wall with Canada.

Cali
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:33 AM (Boy/L)

Yes. They are a hostile foreign country, right on our border.
Posted by: tubal


Sucks when you are surrounded by hostile countries. Mexico. California. Canaduh. East Coast.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (QFqpA)

226 No, it is not. We can count the number of suspended air routes. If it were spreading like wildfire and OMG we're gonna die, we'd see two levels of magnitude more cases after the past two weeks.

Yeah, it might be a deadly virus, but its not spreading like a horrific black plague that will doom us all. Is suspect that as usual the truth lies between the "we're all gonna die" and the "this is nothing tp worry about" extremes. For now, it appears the continuum is closer to the latter.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (KZzsI)

227 "If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her."

Joe, it is time to go to the home. Ye gods.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (Boy/L)

228 "The Too Wong Flu will blow over. But be assured there are other crises lined up."

It's like a conveyor belt full of crap that never stops.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (w7KSn)

229 199 Trump warns China is our enemy and wants to secure the borders to protect America

Huge flu from China threatens American health and can get in easily because both parties try to prevent protecting our border and mocked Trump's warnings over China.


Hmmmmmmmmm....
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (KZzsI)

Boom!

Posted by: Ahwoo Flu at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (seWB1)

230 Lea Michelle > Meghan Markle
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020


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My late cat Marie Antoinette > Meghan Markle

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (Ejm1K)

231 214 And any way, the Coronavirus won't last long.

It was made in China.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (QFqpA)

SARS was a flash in the pan too.

Posted by: CN at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (ONvIw)

232 219

Much Like when a Virginia man - per MSM - arrested for 2 homicides is an illegal from Honduras.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (eJycr)

233 Yes. They are a hostile foreign country, right on our border.

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (90T4r)






California?

Okay, I'll go with that....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (W+RZ5)

234 If it was 3 days before the general election, then those approval numbers might matter. But now? There's always going to be a small but measurable percentage of the population who says "ooh I heard scary things I'm scared!" and this moves approval ratings up and down. But as soon as a few days go by and nothing happens and this group finds their binkie, they go right back to thinking everythings fine.

Also, if there was substance to any of the complaints against Trump, then it would be valid to worry. But when it's all just shrieking and yelling about something that hasn't even happened? Come on.

Trump and Pence are doing exactly what they should be doing, and that includes NOT freaking out and acting as stupidly as their critics are acting.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (Kpl3J)

235 226 No, it is not. We can count the number of suspended air routes. If it were spreading like wildfire and OMG we're gonna die, we'd see two levels of magnitude more cases after the past two weeks.

Yeah, it might be a deadly virus, but its not spreading like a horrific black plague that will doom us all. Is suspect that as usual the truth lies between the "we're all gonna die" and the "this is nothing tp worry about" extremes. For now, it appears the continuum is closer to the latter.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (KZzsI)

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It's Twelve Monkeys, but the hamster isn't running in the wheel.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (q80AH)

236 When does someone step up and take this poor man home?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (KZzsI)
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Never. He has to die or become fully incompetent, and they'll keep him on the campaign trail until he does. Once he's dead or deemed legally incompetent, the specter of prosecution no longer looms over him, and no one will go after his family for their parts if the big dog is done for.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (I2dne)

237 Just picked up some Cisco this morning.


Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


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Crisco? Does that help with the potatoes?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (YslsA)

238 The president's actoins can affect the stock market, but generally its changes are unrelated to him.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Yeah. Barry didn't do anything to affect the economy.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (QFqpA)

239 "no man is allowed to touch her."

Joe Biden is telling others not to touch women? That's funny.

Posted by: Chris M at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (eAZVt)

240 Want a conspiracy theory? China, working with the complicity of the global Deep State, developed a new strain of coronavirus and released it to destabilize the United States. Any bad effects globally are collateral damage. Chinese, and Globalists, are not interested in collateral damage. China takes economic hit, but, being Chinese, always take the Long View of history.
Trump falls, Communist President rides in to save the day.
Back to business as usual.
Needs work, I know, as a book plot.

Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (90T4r)

241 Dow up 300 in the last ten minutes.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (YslsA)

242 I'm a Taft man, myself.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (q80AH)


Calvin Coolidge FTW!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lxoKn)

243 239 "no man is allowed to touch her."

Joe Biden is telling others not to touch women? That's funny.
Posted by: Chris M at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (eAZVt)

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Well, yeah.

Women, not little girls.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (q80AH)

244 It's like a conveyor belt full of crap that never stops.
Posted by: attila the thrilla at February 28, 2020 11:41 AM (w7KSn)

Well that's life, what can I say.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (Kpl3J)

245 I see CBD delivered more 'ette eye candy today.

This has been a banner week for that!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (X53Hn)

246 Just picked up some Cisco this morning.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

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Stick with lard. Your pie crusts will be flakier.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (Y4EXg)

247 Yeah. Barry didn't do anything to affect the economy.

Stock Market =/= the economy

"The president's actoins can affect the stock market" =/= "the president has no effect on the economy"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (KZzsI)

248 Dow up 550 from todays low.
But....same pattern happened yesterday and then it dropped 600 more.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (eJycr)

249 By the way, my waitress here at IHOP kind of looks like today's whodis, but 20 years later, blonde and busty. I approve.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (W+RZ5)

250 >>>Russian tea cake recipe here.

Russia, Russia, Russia!

They're Greek Christmas cookies (kourabiedes).

Posted by: m at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (7juvc)

251 242 I'm a Taft man, myself.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM (q80AH)

Calvin Coolidge FTW!
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (lxoKn)

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I have his autograph, too. It's on a diplomatic document to a South American country I can't recall at the moment.

His secretaries did really good facsimiles of his signature, so it's hard to find something genuine. An official diplomatic document felt safe enough.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (q80AH)

252 I guess I'm disappointed Trump didn't just immediately cut off travel from China just to bait Democrats.

I would love a Schumer and Pelosi to have been in front of microphone demanding trump let people in from China. Dems would have been done in November.

Corona will pass, I do think though it's worse than just a "bad flu"

Posted by: Blago at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (sjTfF)

253 Stock Fags are now down 296 & change

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (BqBId)

254 the mystery celebs are hawt

Posted by: vmom 2020 v19 at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (G546f)

255 212 Everyone knows you stick yams up your butt. Who the hell sticks potatoes?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (1ISKN)


Food deserts, you uncompassionate racist.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (1CjJc)

256 193 "Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!" sunk Elder Bush. The real republican party detested Reagan and resented his success. They still do regardless of what they say about him now. The schism in the heart of the GOP has been there a long time.

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 28, 2020 11:35 AM (ZhFYR)


Right. And today's Trump/NeverTrump split is in some ways a continuation of this.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (lxoKn)

257 If it doesn't cure hemorrhoids why does it feel SO GOOD?

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (tVQUs)

258 "If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her."

Now women, on the other hand...

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (7HtZB)

259 By the way, my waitress here at IHOP kind of looks like today's whodis, but 20 years later, blonde and busty. I approve.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 28, 2020


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My gosh, where do you live? The "waitresses" here, IHOP and almost everywhere, look like "before" pictures on Nutrisystem commercials.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (Ejm1K)

260 AFAIK, 100% of the people who

have it in the Western Hemisphere got it from overseas and or from a

close relative.

except for that one person in california.





Posted by: Anachronda at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM

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Exactly right! It's not like anyone has ever lied to a doctor about anything or forgot some important detail(s).

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (JUOKG)

261 203
Last week: Presidents do not have my impact on stocks you dump Trumpkins



This week: omg Trump crashes the markets

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member


What is this 'Last Week' you speak of?

Posted by: Year Zero Progressives at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (vN4+Q)

262 If Israel does get the vaccine it will open up so many conspiracy theories.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (eJycr)

263 209
Biden was asked about Overpopulation by the press and went on a riff
about not touching women and "If someone in this room got up and took
off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to
touch her."



When does someone step up and take this poor man home?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (KZzsI)

Remember how many times we heard the left state how dumb GWB was? And yet there are those who want to elect Biden. Huh.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (N39Ws)

264 262 If Israel does get the vaccine it will open up so many conspiracy theories.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (eJycr)

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Will Allahpundit buy into them or not?

Let's check with Jake Tapper to find out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (q80AH)

265 much of that is people returning from Wuhan, Milan, or Iran

We need to quarantine every place where the name ends in "an"!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (19g6/)

266 Why are Apple stocks going up while everything else is going down?

Posted by: Surfperch at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (tVQUs)

267 Crisco? Does that help with the potatoes?
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM


Insulation, so they don't thaw as quickly, in addition to possible tribological effects.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (X53Hn)

268 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (KUaJL)
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Here's where I'm at. China can't be trusted and there are many potential interpretations. Is China overreacting? Maybe. Is it way worse than reported and China is lying? Maybe. Does China actually know next to nothing and they're just doing *everything* out of panic? Maybe. Does China know it isn't *that* big a deal but are overreacting on purpose because they were so excoriated in the past of SARS and H1N1? Maybe.

In short, we know little and can't trust the primary source of data. As a result, I land on "take reasonable measures and don't burn down the world unless we learn it is necessary."

Restricting travel from known outbreak areas is reasonable. Quarantining people from known outbreak areas, or who are symptomatic is reasonable. Fast-tracking vaccination development is reasonable.

Panicking and locking down every aspect of life because of the demon virus is not reasonable, at least not right now.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (I2dne)

269 Nigerians used to incubating every deadly disease known to man, "Oh, it must be Friday".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:25 AM (QFqpA)


No to mention filariais worms in your eyes, tumbu maggots in your skin or Boko Haram,

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (FZsOX)

270 You dough-boys need to stop touching all the women!!!

Posted by: Screaming Joe Biden at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (eAZVt)

271 245 I see CBD delivered more 'ette eye candy today.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (X53Hn)


He did? Where?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (lxoKn)

272 Dow up 550 from todays low.

Well, I mean, this does look like an opportune time to buy, unless you have good reason to expect things to go much lower. Which seems doubtful, after yesterday's plunge.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

273 Trump falls, Communist President rides in to save the day.
Back to business as usual.
Needs work, I know, as a book plot.
Posted by: tubal at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (90T4r)

As I've written before, the biggest flaw in this plot is the part where the pitch man comes in front of the planning committee and says "Hey I've got a great idea to get Trump! Let's kill several thousand of our own people and completely discredit ourselves in the eyes of the rest of them! And then Something Something Trump!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (Kpl3J)

274 260
AFAIK, 100% of the people who


have it in the Western Hemisphere got it from overseas and or from a


close relative.

except for that one person in california.
California has a lot more to worry about than one Corona virus victim. They are looking at medieval era illnesses with the homeless people using public streets and sidewalks as a sewer.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (N39Ws)

275
If it doesn't cure hemorrhoids why does it feel SO GOOD?

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 28, 2020 11:44 AM (tVQUs)


Sounds to me like your boyfriend likes some spud on his pud.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (9Om/r)

276 271 245 I see CBD delivered more 'ette eye candy today.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (X53Hn)

He did? Where?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (lxoKn)

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Don't worry, OM. Just get back to work on the next movie thread.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (q80AH)

277 30 25 I know I missed it yesterday, but why would someone shove a potato up their ass?
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I know, right? Especially when there are much better things to shove up it!

Posted by: Mayor Buttplug at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (lOM0G)

278 Remember how many times we heard the left state how dumb GWB was? And yet there are those who want to elect Biden. Huh.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 28, 2020


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"Somewhere in Texas . . . A Village Is Missing Its Idiot"

(With those bumper stickers, I always wanted to paste over "Texas" with "Kenya," but never got the chance to do it safely)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (Ejm1K)

279 I really hope Israel does have the vaccine and it's not another myth like the Mossad being this all powerful secret group.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM

They should make an announcement the vaccine will not be shared with any countries/companies/entities that went all in on BDS.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (COzlW)

280 265 much of that is people returning from Wuhan, Milan, or Iran

We need to quarantine every place where the name ends in "an"!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (19g6/)

Afghanistan, Pakistan... not seeing a downside

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (7HtZB)

281
Who wants to bet Ace will be in semi-panic mode today because he
reads too much Fake News?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (b6U3/)

282 37 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?
Posted by: joe,


I'm on the "overblown" panic side.. Tucker, or maybe it was Laura, had on a Doctor from Johns Hopkins last night and he did a good job of explaining it...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (6XlcD)

283 Exactly right! It's not like anyone has ever lied to a doctor about anything or forgot some important detail(s).
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (JUOKG)

I think they lied and are afraid of getting the "Tylenol on the plane to mask my symptoms" friend in trouble.

Posted by: CN at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (ONvIw)

284 Trump and Pence are doing exactly what they should be doing, and that includes NOT freaking out and acting as stupidly as their critics are acting.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:42 AM (Kpl3J)


And while they run around like Hordelings, their hair all ablaze, Trump gets to act calm, reassuring, rational, presidential - heck, they are *normalizing* Trump right now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (hLRSq)

285 It's not like anyone has ever lied to a doctor about anything or forgot some important detail(s).
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM


Hermano!

Posted by: Gregory House at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (X53Hn)

286 If Israel does get the vaccine it will open up so many conspiracy theories.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (eJycr)
++++++++++
The vaccine will come from one of four places:
- Israel
- United States
- South Korea
- Germany (outside chance)

Those four countries are where the talent is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (I2dne)

287
Yeah, if I was Israel I'd be all like Fuckyou to the World.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (b6U3/)

288 I'm now firmly in the camp of this is way too much
ado over not much. I also tend more or less to trust the CDC (on
diseases anyway) and they really don't seem to be in panic mode.





Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (Boy/L)

Will hundreds of thousands get sick? Probably. Will hundreds of thousands die from the virus? No.
That is irrelevant. Once hysteria takes over that's where the real danger/damage comes from. Schools will close - they'll have no choice. Businesses will close. The economy will likely stop moving altogether.

I wouldn't be surprised to see another 2008-style bank bailout within a week by the way. They've been given too good of an excuse to wipe away even more of their bad debt without accepting any blame.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (CQ3Qb)

289 We need to quarantine every place where the name ends in "an"!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (19g6/)

Interesting that the Diamond Princess Plague Ship docked in Japan.

I can only imagine the Coronavirus will devastate Central Asia.

Posted by: Surfperch, stay away from places ending in "an" at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (tVQUs)

290 410,958 = 32,612

That's how many people would have to die from gun wounds a year on average. Seems like someone might have noticed that.


That is roughly how many people die of gunshot per year. To get to 15M over a 13 year period, it would have to be the number per day. Which is how Joe got it wrong. Someone told him (or an equally clueless advisor) the yearly rate and he mistook it for a daily rate and did the same math you did in reverse.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (ipw1G)

291 286 If Israel does get the vaccine it will open up so many conspiracy theories.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (eJycr)
++++++++++
The vaccine will come from one of four places:
- Israel
- United States
- South Korea
- Germany (outside chance)

Those four countries are where the talent is.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (I2dne)

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"My glorious homeland of Somalia, the land of true beauty that I will never, ever go back to, will do it!"
-Omar

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (q80AH)

292 If this does blow over it will help Trump. He can take a victory lap saying he kept America safe just as stocks go on a 30% tear up.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (eJycr)

293 Well, I mean, this does look like an opportune time to buy, unless you have good reason to expect things to go much lower. Which seems doubtful, after yesterday's plunge.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

Looks like the computers have called a turnabout. People forget that historically, market downturns are generally much sharper and shorter (time compressed) than market upswings, which tend to be more gradual.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (Kpl3J)

294 Bloomberg won't commit to funding Bernie if he's the nominee.


Hmmmm

Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (EsGqq)

295 261 203
Last week: Presidents do not have my impact on stocks you dump Trumpkins



This week: omg Trump crashes the markets

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member

What is this 'Last Week' you speak of?

Guys, guys. You have to remember the rules, which are merely amplified but not different with Trump.

1. When a Democrat is president all good news flows from their beneficent rule and wise policies. All bad news stems from headwinds, evil others, or obstructionist Republicans.

2. When a Republican is president, flip the descriptors and causality arrows of number one.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (Boy/L)

296 Why are Apple stocks going up while everything else is going down?


Posted by: Surfperch at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM

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apple stock should be going down hard because they have 96.82% of their manufacturing and supply chain in China, but their stock is staying up.

It defies belief. Something else is driving this correction.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (JUOKG)

297 287
Yeah, if I was Israel I'd be all like Fuckyou to the World.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:48 AM (b6U3/)

I'd do that anyways if I were them....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (FOGOI)

298 272 Dow up 550 from todays low.

Well, I mean, this does look like an opportune time to buy, unless you have good reason to expect things to go much lower. Which seems doubtful, after yesterday's plunge.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (KZzsI)

I have buy orders out that will hit at close of business today.

I think today will be another down day due to continued hysteria, but I'm betting cooler heads prevail starting Monday.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (NgKpN)

299 260 AFAIK, 100% of the people who

have it in the Western Hemisphere got it from overseas and or from a

close relative.

except for that one person in california.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 28, 2020 11:36 AM

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Exactly right! It's not like anyone has ever lied to a doctor about anything or forgot some important detail(s).

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (JUOKG)

I thought I heard this morning that they determined that the person in Cali that's infected, the 'community spread' one, was near the area where a cruise ship disembarked or something like that. Can't remember exactly what they said but I think they found some link.

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (cF8AT)

300 Always wash your potatoes, there's no telling where they have been.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (xSo9G)

301 Dow up 300 in the last ten minutes.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 28, 2020 11:43 AM (YslsA)



Democrat governor to announce 50,000 people have the sniffles in 3...2...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (mpeBU)

302 I'm on the "China is underreporting their catastrophic response to this disease due to typical authoritarian ignorance, arrogance, and incompetence; other places that are not like China will come out much better off" scale.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Tickets Available for Bulwark - The Cuck Whisperer at The Outrage Outlet! at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (hLRSq)

Disagree. It appears thier total quarantine of Wuhan City worked. The reported deaths outside of there are only ~110 for the entire country. This appears to be a disease that can be controlled if you monitor local spread and jump on any cases that pop up. I really doubt we will see exponential growth in cases outside of Wuhan, Korea, and Milan. And I'll bet we never see higher than a dozen case breakout in any U.S. city.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (zqs/f)

303 Yeah. Barry didn't do anything to affect the economy.

Stock Market =/= the economy

"The president's actoins can affect the stock market" =/= "the president has no effect on the economy"
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


People were saying businesses didn't know what Barry was going to do so they sat on cash and didn't hire.
Trump removed the boot from business's throats and the economy exploded. And so did the stock market.

For the economy and the market to not be joined at the hip, it sure reacted like it was.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (QFqpA)

304
It defies belief. Something else is driving this correction.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (JUOKG)

Apple (along with many other stock giants) is basically a bank. They could cease all production of everything and still manage a pretty tidy balance sheet at the end of the month, just by creative accounting and financial jiggery-fuckery.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (FOGOI)

305 Im tempted to sell some of my bonds and start nibbling at stocks.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (eJycr)

306 302 Disagree. It appears thier total quarantine of Wuhan City worked. The reported deaths outside of there are only ~110 for the entire country. This appears to be a disease that can be controlled if you monitor local spread and jump on any cases that pop up. I really doubt we will see exponential growth in cases outside of Wuhan, Korea, and Milan. And I'll bet we never see higher than a dozen case breakout in any U.S. city.
Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (zqs/f)

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"Quick! Everyone lick a Chinese person and start coughing on doorknobs!"
-CNN

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (q80AH)

307 It defies belief. Something else is driving this correction.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (JUOKG)

I'd love to be able to track Foreign Money in our stock market.

It would be interesting to know how much Chinese money USED to be in our market.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (NgKpN)

308 Hint From Heloise: Always remember to screw beefy eye bolt into potato before use. Especially when using Crisco. Don't fly off the handle!

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (y/RHa)

309 Dems blew it big time.. They tanked the market too far from the election

Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (6XlcD)

310 And now for something completely different:

You can swim with otters - https://tinyurl.com/v76h5by

Surprise!

Posted by: Tonypete at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (Y4EXg)

311 DOW back over 25,000

EVERYONE PANIC!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (JUOKG)

312 "Quick! Everyone lick a Chinese person and start coughing on doorknobs!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (q80AH)
++++++++++
Man, P-Hub sure has gotten weird.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (I2dne)

313 262 If Israel does get the vaccine it will open up so many conspiracy theories.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:45 AM (eJycr)

So if you get the injection you'll refuse to pay retail?*



*Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (RD7QR)

314 The last female pic looks like Jennifer Garner, the 1st three, not so much. No idea on the guy

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at February 28, 2020 11:52 AM (g2uaa)

315 Apple was beaten down so much this week people figure its a bottom

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at February 28, 2020 11:52 AM (eJycr)

316 Disagree. It appears thier total quarantine of Wuhan
City worked. The reported deaths outside of there are only ~110 for
the entire country. This appears to be a disease that can be controlled
if you monitor local spread and jump on any cases that pop up. I really
doubt we will see exponential growth in cases outside of Wuhan, Korea,
and Milan. And I'll bet we never see higher than a dozen case breakout
in any U.S. city.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (zqs/f)


China stopped reporting numbers days ago. Not that the numbers they were reporting were believable.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:52 AM (CQ3Qb)

317 41 If you can put a potato up your butt, you don't have a butt hole, you have a cavern.
_______________

If you can fit a potato up your butt, you're definitely gonna wannna vote for me!

You're my kind of peeps!

Posted by: Petey Butt-gig at February 28, 2020 11:52 AM (k4dH2)

318 That is roughly how many people die of gunshot per year.

Sorry, yeah that's per day (the first line divides by 365 to get a daily total).

I think today will be another down day due to continued hysteria, but I'm betting cooler heads prevail starting Monday.

A little, but I don't think we'll see big time drops like yesterday and the day before. That was people trying to get ahead of what they expected to be a crunch from inventory shortages. Which I suspect are overblown, but we'll see.

I wonder if the retail boom of people disaster prepping will outweigh import shortages for this quarter?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (KZzsI)

319
Bloomberg's newest tv ad says he's working on the cure as we speak.
Really. Not an exact quote, but that's the exact implication.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (b6U3/)

320 309 Dems blew it big time.. They tanked the market too far from the election
Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2020 11:51 AM (6XlcD)

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Proof that they're going to grab onto literally anything.

There was no planning about this, it was just a reaction to an event outside of their control.

They may end up hardening the market this year against further panics.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (q80AH)

321 296 Why are Apple stocks going up while everything else is going down?


Posted by: Surfperch at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM

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apple stock should be going down hard because they have 96.82% of their manufacturing and supply chain in China, but their stock is staying up.

It defies belief. Something else is driving this correction.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (JUOKG)

Susan Li on FBN has an extended interview w/ Tim Scott that was on this morning. He was very calm and measured about the whole thing. He also was talking about other supply chains that they have in place.

Now, having said that, Apple stock is down right now 4.11(-1.55%).

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (cF8AT)

322 I think that Bloomberg is trying to be like Trump.

I think he's failing about the same way as when feminists try to copy what they think "men" are like and turn into abusive bitches.

Posted by: Synova at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (BD/yx)

323 And any way, the Coronavirus won't last long.

It was made in China.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:38 AM (QFqpA)


*golf clap*

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (XF4b8)

324 Don't worry, OM. Just get back to work on the next movie thread.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (q80AH)


I know. Writing all those movie threads takes me a long time each week.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (lxoKn)

325 dems were always gonna tank the market, thats all they have...

Posted by: High Low Yo! at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (nzKWW)

326 It would be interesting to know how much Chinese money USED to be in our market.

This is a thought, are Chinese businesses selling stock to liquidate as their business grinds to a halt?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (KZzsI)

327 "If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, no man is allowed to touch her."

That should read, "If someone in this room got up and took off all their clothes and walked out the door, she's asking to be gang raped."

You know, I feel another million dollar bestseller percolating.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (COzlW)

328 [x] ten-cent charge on plastic bags at Safeway dodged
Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:20 AM (yvnmY)

350 plastic takeout bags for 10.00 on the interwebs. Who is making the money?

I just stack everything back in the cart and chuck into a collapsible stackable tote in the car. And rant about fighting back against the Democratic Commies making money by charging for bags. Surprising how many people look thoughtful and nod.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (e1mEI)

329 That's a helluva nose on the "who dis" . . . female. Also her eyebrows are thicker than mine.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (SPIhV)

330 Sorry, 150M (per Joe), not 15M. Also, roughly 2/3 of the actual number are self-inflicted. Want to help reduce "gun violence" by 65%? Don't shoot yourself.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (ipw1G)

331 294 Bloomberg won't commit to funding Bernie if he's the nominee.


Hmmmm
Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (EsGqq)

Bloomy's in this to tank Bernie. He'll run third party if he has to.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (RD7QR)

332 324 Don't worry, OM. Just get back to work on the next movie thread.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (q80AH)

I know. Writing all those movie threads takes me a long time each week.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (lxoKn)

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I loved your opinion of Prometheus in that one thread. It was just like mine.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (q80AH)

333 Brian,

Give it a rest. I don't trust one number out of China. But I do trust numbers out of other places and if this were the Captain Trips event you're claiming, we'd know by now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (Boy/L)

334 24 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?
Posted by: joe,

well, last week I was panicked and anxious,but now that everyone on the media is hyping it, I've calmed down

I think a lot of ppl will get it and not know, coz it's mild, a few unlucky ones will get pneumonia, some of them wilk die
I admit our family, if any of us get the coronavirus pneumonia, are not gonna do well -
hubby and me with hypertension issues
KTE with respiratory allergies and thyroid issues
KTY with weird allergies and low iron (also me)

so if we get it, just praying it's the mild kind

Posted by: vmom 2020 v19 at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (G546f)

335
Incidentally, it's GOOD the Fed raised interest rates because they were almost 0, which is stupid, but more importantly it gives them wiggle room in case things get really bad and the Economy needs a boost.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (b6U3/)

336 Proof that they're going to grab onto literally anything.



There was no planning about this, it was just a reaction to an event outside of their control.



They may end up hardening the market this year against further panics.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM

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The market was way overdue for a correction. It was going to tank sometime this year and I for one am glad it got it out of it's system way before the election.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (JUOKG)

337 rickb223
The stock market is related to people's beliefs about the future earnings of a company either through appreciation and/or dividends etc.

The actual economy and various events that might affect that valuation in the future at any one moment is where the predictions about the future come from.

Thus, actual economy is causal, the other's valuation is derived from the latter.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (EUDB2)

338 Why are Apple stocks going up while everything else is going down?


Posted by: Surfperch at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM

Because apples, not potatoes, cure hemorroids. It was an error in the translation.

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (7HtZB)

339
I mentioned yesterday that I was on some forum or another awhile back, and someone posed the question: "what is the worst day you've ever had at work?"

A surgeon replied with a story about a guy who had shoved a potato up his ass, was too embarrassed to tell anyone, and simply waited and prayed for the asstato to become dislodged.

The asstato did not. It remained. Until he finally appeared at the hospital in mortal danger, and this poor woman had to cut him open and remove the blackened, rotten asstato along with a huge amount of impacted, rancid feces.

Asstatos: Not Even Once.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (fUqBx)

340 410,958 = 32,612

That's how many people would have to die from gun wounds a year on average. Seems like someone might have noticed that.

That is roughly how many people die of gunshot per year. To get to 15M over a 13 year period, it would have to be the number per day. Which is how Joe got it wrong. Someone told him (or an equally clueless advisor) the yearly rate and he mistook it for a daily rate and did the same math you did in reverse.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg
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Have we forgotten VA Governor Terry McAuliffe declaring that "93 million Americans die every day"?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (xSo9G)

341 331 294 Bloomberg won't commit to funding Bernie if he's the nominee.


Hmmmm
Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:49 AM (EsGqq)

Bloomy's in this to tank Bernie. He'll run third party if he has to.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (RD7QR)

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Fingers crossed.

A Bloomberg third party run leaves the Democratic Party in a state where the Establishment can fully blame the activist left for the loss and reclaim control of the party afterwards.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (q80AH)

342 I'm on the "overblown" panic side.. Tucker, or maybe it was Laura, had on a Doctor from Johns Hopkins last night and he did a good job of explaining it...
Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2020 11:47 AM (6XlcD)

I'm willing to accept that the Coronavirus will be as serious as SARS or H1N1. and while both of those were serious and caused some deaths, they were manageable and did NOT cause TEOTWAWKI.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (Kpl3J)

343 If you can put a potato up your butt, you don't have a butt hole, you have a cavern.
_______________

If you can fit a potato up your butt, you're definitely gonna wannna vote for me!

You're my kind of peeps!
Posted by: Petey Butt-gig



If you can fit a russet up your butt, you have bigger problems than hemorrhoids.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (QFqpA)

344 >>I just stack everything back in the cart and chuck
into a collapsible stackable tote in the car. Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (e1mEI)

Data point.


Some people pack everything into double-bagged plastic bags.

Some people just pack everything in their ass.

Variety is the spice of life.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (yvnmY)

345 much of that is people returning from Wuhan, Milan, or Iran

We need to quarantine every place where the name ends in "an"!
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 28, 2020 11:46 AM (19g6/)

********

MANHATTAN!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (flINI)

346 and forget about potatoes. Mr Garrison recommends gerbils.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (4a9Vv)

347 It's funny watching the tape, somebody is trying to drive the number down, but buyers are coming from everywhere to get a bargain.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (YslsA)

348 Told ya so about Rasmussen.

And the interesting thing is that Trump had held at 52 for a few days, so it wasn't just a one day blip that was due to roll off the sample.

His inept handling of the Virus issue is having a huge effect

Posted by: count dracula at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (2XIBk)

349 Biden admits he wasn't arrested.


Lol

Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (EsGqq)

350 Man, Trump needs to get his Commerce Department under control. He needs to haul Wilbur Ross into the Oval and dress him down.

Census advertising mentions government benefits but *not* districts and representation (the real damn reason) and are a total #DiversityIsOurStrength woke-fest - and just today I learn that AOC is doing ads for it in NY.

Get your house in order, Ross. How about a return to damn normalcy? Here's a tip for you: sit down, lean back, close your eyes, and ask yourself if Calvin Coolidge would be down with what you're doing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (I2dne)

351 Apple was foolish to have so much of their supply chain in China. But they have the cash and the agility to bring other stuff online.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (RD7QR)

352 I loved your opinion of Prometheus in that one thread. It was just like mine.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM (q80AH)


What did I say? I have no memory of what I wrote, that is how bad my memory has gotten.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (lxoKn)

353 349 Biden admits he wasn't arrested.


Lol
Posted by: Ha at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (EsGqq)

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The modern Democratic Party is weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (q80AH)

354 Now, having said that, Apple stock is down right now 4.11(-1.55%).

Apple has long been overvalued, and particularly now as they are losing their cell phone share. Long overdue for a market correction.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (KZzsI)

355 In comes the poll troll

Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (6XlcD)

356 A Bloomberg third party run leaves the Democratic Party in a state where the Establishment can fully blame the activist left for the loss and reclaim control of the party afterwards.

Also ensures a Trump popular vote victory, which would be so hysterically funny for so many reasons.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (Boy/L)

357 I'm calling it.
Virus anal capacity thread.

Posted by: Zod at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (yvnmY)

358 306
302 Disagree. It appears thier total quarantine of Wuhan City worked.
The reported deaths outside of there are only ~110 for the entire
country. This appears to be a disease that can be controlled if you
monitor local spread and jump on any cases that pop up. I really doubt
we will see exponential growth in cases outside of Wuhan, Korea, and
Milan. And I'll bet we never see higher than a dozen case breakout in
any U.S. city.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2020 11:50 AM (zqs/f)



==========



"Quick! Everyone lick a Chinese person and start coughing on doorknobs!"

-CNN

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts


That's almost the description of a South Park episode. I think the 'cure' was Sprite and Campbell's Chicken Soup.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (vN4+Q)

359 "24 So where on the spectrum of "The Coronavirus is a manufactured hysteria that isn't any worse than the common flu and they're just trying to find a crisis to get Trump" to "China is drastically underreporting casualty statistics, we're all going to die" is everyone?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 28, 2020 11:14 AM (KUaJL) "


I am fairly certain that this whole epidemic thing is exactly as overblown as almost every other manufactured crisis that we encounter every day.

But.

I have so little faith in the factual basis of everything I am told, that I have no sensible option but to prepare for the worst. Also the responsibility to take care of Mrs Eez to the best of my ability.

At Chateau D'Eez this unpacks to slightly augmenting the food supplies and adding on some extra gasoline in the garage.
Pretty much already prepared.

Already have 2 big bins full of PPE ranging from snazzy safety glasses to full NBC gear.

So, no worries, no huhu, see first paragraph, "probably overblown".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (zlgJP)

360 Hark! Do you hear the Cheeto dust falling from the tiny dick?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (RD7QR)

361 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDAmPIq29ro


calm the fuck down, people.

wash your hands, keep your hands away from your face, stay home if you're sick.

and stop licking the doorknobs.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (d7Ww2)

362 Gold is down too, which defies logic to me.

If I was moving money from one investment to another, it would seem gold would be a safe investment.

Oil being down due to less travel I get.

Wow, silver was going up, but is down over the last 10 days.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

363 Posted by: count dracula at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (2XIB
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So Jizz Addict how is his "Handling" of the Coronavirus inept? I'll wait

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (BqBId)

364 356 A Bloomberg third party run leaves the Democratic Party in a state where the Establishment can fully blame the activist left for the loss and reclaim control of the party afterwards.

Also ensures a Trump popular vote victory, which would be so hysterically funny for so many reasons.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:57 AM (Boy/L)

=========

I look forward to Trump getting a high plurality of votes, and the Left talking about how he's not a legitimate president because he didn't get a majority.

No one on CNN will ever mention Bill Clinton's two victories ever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (q80AH)

365 The asstato did not. It remained. Until he finally appeared at the hospital in mortal danger, and this poor woman had to cut him open and remove the blackened, rotten asstato along with a huge amount of impacted, rancid feces.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (fUqBx)
+++++++++++
Nevertheless, it persisted.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (I2dne)

366
Do whatever you can to help bloomberg and/or biden win primaries.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (b6U3/)

367 NOOD

Posted by: It's me donna at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (6XlcD)

368 Biden admits he wasn't arrested.

Yeah, I think a member of the U.S. Congress getting arrested in a foreign country would be something I would remember.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (Boy/L)

369 Until he finally appeared at the hospital in mortal danger, and this poor woman had to cut him open and remove the blackened, rotten asstato along with a huge amount of impacted, rancid feces.

Asstatos: Not Even Once.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 28, 2020


*
*

I may never again say, "Today was my worst work day in the history of the world. Ever."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 28, 2020 11:59 AM (Ejm1K)

370 Incidentally, it's GOOD the Fed raised interest
rates because they were almost 0, which is stupid, but more importantly
it gives them wiggle room in case things get really bad and the Economy
needs a boost.





Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM

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On the other hand, it drives up the interest payments on the debt by over $100,00,000 a year.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at February 28, 2020 11:59 AM (JUOKG)

371 The asstato did not. It remained. Until he finally appeared at the hospital in mortal danger, and this poor woman had to cut him open and remove the blackened, rotten asstato along with a huge amount of impacted, rancid feces.
Asstatos: Not Even Once.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 28, 2020 11:55 AM (fUqBx)


I thought you were going to say it sprouted and they had to remove a bumper crop of asstatoes.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at February 28, 2020 11:59 AM (lxoKn)

372 China stopped reporting numbers days ago. Not that the numbers they were reporting were believable.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 11:52 AM (CQ3Qb)

Their numbers are reported daily at this website...

https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia?scene=2

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 28, 2020 11:59 AM (zqs/f)

373 How do I sign up to shill for Bloomberg cash?

Posted by: vmom 2020 v19 at February 28, 2020 11:59 AM (G546f)

374 363 Posted by: count dracula at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (2XIB
************
So Jizz Addict how is his "Handling" of the Coronavirus inept? I'll wait
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (BqBId)

He put known Christian Mike Pence in charge of the response. And according to Don LeMon, Christians don't believe in science.

Posted by: josephistan at February 28, 2020 12:00 PM (7HtZB)

375 Incidentally, it's GOOD the Fed raised interest rates because they were almost 0, which is stupid, but more importantly it gives them wiggle room in case things get really bad and the Economy needs a boost.

Yeah every raise felt timed to cool the economy down, though. I know they were worried about inflation but we need a hot economy right now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 12:00 PM (KZzsI)

376 and stop licking the doorknobs.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 28, 20

Fuck that!

Posted by: Biden at February 28, 2020 12:00 PM (EsGqq)

377 To drop from 52 to 47 in a day when he had held 52 for a while means he had a bad day's sample two days ago and a catastrophic sample yesterday.

Posted by: count dracula at February 28, 2020 12:00 PM (2XIBk)

378 I just stack everything back in the cart and chuck into a collapsible stackable tote in the car. And rant about fighting back against the Democratic Commies making money by charging for bags. Surprising how many people look thoughtful and nod.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at February 28, 2020 11:54 AM

I sent a letter to the local govt. and told them the only thing that changed since they implemented the stupid re-usable bag law is that now I'm contributing even more plastic to the landfills. My behavior hasn't changed, I use the thick plastic bags (worse for the environment) the way I always used the thin ones, to pick up dog poop and line bathroom wastebaskets.

Gives me satisfaction to know I'm contributing to Unintended Consequences lefties never consider.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (COzlW)

379
but why would someone shove a potato up their ass?
The old replace a dick with an elephant trunk joke.

Posted by: DaveA at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (FhXTo)

380 Gold is down too, which defies logic to me.

That does support the Chinese sell-off theory.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (KZzsI)

381 Posted by: count dracula at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (2XIBk)

What inept handling? What should they have been doing that they aren't already doing? You do know there was a task force established back in JANUARY for this virus. And Trump got grief from the left for cancelling flights.

So, EXACTLY, what else should they be doing that they aren't?

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (cF8AT)

382 Proof that they're going to grab onto literally anything.

There was no planning about this, it was just a reaction to an event outside of their control.

They may end up hardening the market this year against further panics.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:53 AM (q80AH)

I think I may post this daily from now until the election:

Tactics without Strategy is the Noise before Defeat. - Sun Tzu

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (Kpl3J)

383 China is still reporting numbers.



They're decreasing.

Posted by: Biden at February 28, 2020 12:02 PM (EsGqq)

384 His inept handling of the Virus issue is having a huge effect
Posted by: count dracula at February 28, 2020 11:56 AM (2XIBk)

Because accusing someone of causing a crises, which has not happened yet (not a single American death yet) is so good for the country.

The Party above country crowd clearly helps run the media.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 12:03 PM (NgKpN)

385 While not all in stature, I'm a giant douchebag, and therefore incapable of honest political observation. My yeti of a girlfriend takes much pleasure in pegging me, which I find exceptionally intellectually stimulating. It's like messaging my mind. Besides, I have a face perfectly suited for pegging, otherwise my partner wouldn't be able perform without a vomit bag.

Posted by: Brian "da Thumb" Stelter at February 28, 2020 12:03 PM (vGJY7)

386 321, There is a saying that a stock is oversold. A lot of times people and programmed selling panic reducing a stock far below its expected long term value.

This will pass too, it is not the black death, it is not WWI or WWII, and it does little to affect the overall health of the global economy in the year to two year time range.

Bounceback in the economy is usually quite rapid as you can see from the 1920 bounceback from the Spanish flu and WWI aftermath in 1918-1919.

The flu might reduce GDP growth to merely 0 for the next quarter or two but then it might rebound to 5-6 percent in the third and fourth quarter--thus averaging 3 percent.

In this case, the productive capacity is not destroyed and the death toll seems to be primarily the aged and sick rather than what the Spanish flu did.

If if makes it here in force, quite a few people will lose loved ones, perhaps particularly in some sort of retirement rest homes if no precautions are taken. Health care workers, if in a saturated zone, may also be at heightened risk.

Thus, in a couple of weeks or a month or so, once the risk estimates become more accurate, markets will look past the epidemic and view long term again. The underlying fundamentals haven't changed much and won't in a mere quarter or two.

Posted by: whig at February 28, 2020 12:03 PM (EUDB2)

387 So, EXACTLY, what else should they be doing that they aren't?
Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (cF8AT)

I think Count Dracula was involved in the Potato story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 12:03 PM (Kpl3J)

388 Tall not all.

Posted by: Brian at February 28, 2020 12:04 PM (vGJY7)

389
For what it's worth I know someone from Wuhan. Very early on she said the Chinese government was under reporting what was going on and how bad it was. This was based on what family and friends were telling her. China is not able to handle anything like this and the government tried to ignore it for as long as it could. She said based on what she's now hearing most of the country is returning to normal except for Wuhan and that province. That's still under a strict quarantine. But the virus there seems to be subsiding. Again this is what friends and family are in China are telling her

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 28, 2020 12:04 PM (Un9AW)

390 I think I may post this daily from now until the election:

Tactics without Strategy is the Noise before Defeat. - Sun Tzu
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (Kpl3J)

I believe the Dem term is Stray Voltage.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 12:04 PM (NgKpN)

391 387 So, EXACTLY, what else should they be doing that they aren't?
Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (cF8AT)

I think Count Dracula was involved in the Potato story.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 12:03 PM (Kpl3J)

=======

He was the potato?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 12:04 PM (q80AH)

392 Gold is down too, which defies logic to me.

Posted by: Romeo13
------

I certainly noticed that also, and it is puzzling. My best guess is that most investors are not reliant upon it as a hedge, but rather as a commodity critical to manufacturing, which they expect to fall.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 28, 2020 12:04 PM (xSo9G)

393 172 Surprised they haven't tried tide pods instead of potatoes.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 28, 2020 11:32 AM (wiXsO

The Tide Pods are only when they are doing a cleansing.

Posted by: Scuba Dude at February 28, 2020 12:05 PM (Oq/TM)

394 387 So, EXACTLY, what else should they be doing that they aren't?
Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 12:01 PM (cF8AT)

I think Count Dracula was involved in the Potato story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 28, 2020 12:03 PM (Kpl3J)

He's also shoved one in his ear apparently...

Posted by: Tami at February 28, 2020 12:05 PM (cF8AT)

395 Loved Jerry Pournelle. His estate should hire a top flight writer to rewrite The Prince and the Falkenberg stories to take advantage of current history. Imagine Trump being defeated and the deep state creating the Co Dominion. I can.

Posted by: Morticus Khan at February 28, 2020 12:06 PM (gnRSu)

396 Tall not all.
Posted by: Brian
---

Irrelevant observation.
In the South, "not t'all"= "not at all"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 28, 2020 12:06 PM (xSo9G)

397 "asstato"

Is that what we're calling Stelter now ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at February 28, 2020 12:07 PM (zlgJP)

398 WRT asstatos:

It all depends on whether you're talking one of those tiny ones you get in TV dinners, or one of those VW Beetle-sized ones they have at all-you-can-eat buffets to try to get you to fill up on potato rather than making a third trip to the steak and shrimp line.


If the latter, only a trained professional like Peter Buttigieg should make the attempt.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 28, 2020 12:07 PM (lbYzk)

399 I certainly noticed that also, and it is puzzling. My best guess is that most investors are not reliant upon it as a hedge, but rather as a commodity critical to manufacturing, which they expect to fall.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at February 28, 2020 12:04 PM (xSo9G)

Silver market I could understand that.

But Gold has historically been used as more of a hedge.

So only thing I can think of is that the big investors are keeping assets in cash, getting ready to buy back in after the correction.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 12:08 PM (NgKpN)

400 > Gold is down too, which defies logic to me.

Coronavirus can live for up to two years on the surface of a gold ingot.

It is known.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 28, 2020 12:08 PM (lbYzk)

401
"The Too Wong Flu will blow over. But be assured there are other crises lined up."

It's like a conveyor belt full of crap that never stops.
Posted by: attila the thrilla


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
-H. L. Mencken

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 28, 2020 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

402 Wow, silver was going up, but is down over the last 10 days.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

No silver has been going up all week until last night. It's dropped from the mid $18's to $16.80 in the past 24 hours. I've been buying every day for the past month.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 12:09 PM (CQ3Qb)

403 377, You are a poll troll, begone. No one cares what you spew.

Presidential approval ratings fluctuate and reflect people's fleeting moments and reflections of how coronavirus panic appears particular moment. They last about as long as an icicle in July heat.

What you should fear little dude, is that DJT will look better than ever when the market and coronavirus panic ends and little actual damage is done. Your precious Dem candidates words will come back to haunt them. Just as it has been from Russia Russia Russia, the Mueller disgrace, the Ukrainian gambit, and other putrid panics promoted by your real boss, Lord of Lies.

Posted by: Good Witch of the North at February 28, 2020 12:09 PM (EUDB2)

404 402, Market panic is beginning to break and people bidding it up precious metals on the idea of Zombie time are going to get hammered. There has been no fundamental change in the market nor productive capacities to make things. It apparently does not affect the productive workers that much. This is not the apocalypse that people are looking for.

You would have done better to invest in n95 masks as silver sucks as an antiviral protection measure.

Posted by: Good Witch of the North at February 28, 2020 12:12 PM (EUDB2)

405 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at February 28, 2020 12:09 PM (CQ3Qb)

Was just going off a chart I found on the net. Don't really follow that market.

Just seems weird.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 28, 2020 12:13 PM (NgKpN)

406 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 28, 2020 12:13 PM (ayFCE)

407 .

Bondage Bernie knows how to enforce a quarantine!

wink wink, nudge nudge...say no more!

Posted by: Mongo at February 28, 2020 12:21 PM (PYikF)

408 Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
46m
"You go around Pennsylvania and you see Trump signs everywhere. The Donald Trump situation is bigger than the Reagan Revolution. Donald Trump has inspired us." @RjHarris15 WHP580
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at February 28, 2020 11:16 AM (BqBId)

==========

Signs are not a terribly predictive measure, but it is encouraging.

Seriously...with one day left to the SC primary, I've seen an increase of one sign in the last two days. It was a Tom Steyer sign.

So, that brings the rough total of signs I've seen to about 15.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at February 28, 2020 11:17 AM (q80AH)


The impressive thing is that the people are willing to show their support if Pres Trump. Around Michigan people are afraid to even say they support Trump.

Posted by: Chillin the most at February 28, 2020 12:30 PM (lonOK)

409 The potato thing... DA FUQ???

Altho now I'm recalling the song from an old Eddie Murphy comedy album. "Put every-THING in your butt. Just start to SING -- about your butt. Feels real GOOD -- when you sing about your butt!"

Posted by: doof2112 at February 28, 2020 12:31 PM (mZUr4)

410 There are quite a few reports, which are heavy on statistics, that China is on the downside of the epidemic-- things are getting back to normal there in most places.

Posted by: mnw at February 28, 2020 01:54 PM (Cssks)

411 Annoyed to find out that "Hex" starring Scott Glenn has nothing to do with my favorite badass comic book western hero, Jonah Hex.

Glenn would have been perfect for that role.

Posted by: Chris W at February 28, 2020 02:05 PM (FPtHm)

412 Potatoes up the butt is a form of low tech colonoscopy . . .

Posted by: Cuz potatoes have eyes . . . at February 28, 2020 03:49 PM (+nWCH)

413 Were all the Pete BootyGig jokes about anal potatoes used up?

Posted by: Pete likes his potatoes anally. at February 28, 2020 03:52 PM (+nWCH)

414 "When we voted for George Bush I, we thought we were getting a third term of Reagan."

I never thought any such thing. I KNEW he was a northeastern liberal. But he was better than the alternative. Of course Bloomberg is better than Dukakis was, so that's setting a low bar.

Posted by: GWB at February 28, 2020 06:10 PM (LNiBi)

415 riley schmidt - Screaming Queens

Posted by: rick at February 29, 2020 08:56 AM (poM8b)

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