Lyndsey Fifield: I Looked Back to See How the Media Greeted Trump's Announcement of a Travel Ban From China. The Media's Almost-Universal Reaction Was That Such a Move Was Overkill and That the Chinese Virus Was No Big Deal.

Okay, I made a bad call, Ripley.

A few of the tweets are below, but she's got more at the link.

Commenter CN added:

9 The anti-travel ban recs were trumpeted in the Gates' Event 201 conference and were stupid. Event 201 predicted 70million deaths, but travel restrictions were OUT
Posted by: CN

"We're taking this super-seriously except where it conflicts with our weird SJW Globalist Identity Politics Uber Alles agenda"

Here's another threat I've meant to link for days: This user, BodiazRising, went back to CNN's archives to compare how CNN covered the deadly H1N1/Swine Flu epidemic that occurred on Obama's watch -- and which killed four thousand Americans. 22 million were infected.

Update: I was wrong, I was looking at an incomplete count. It is estimated that 9,000 to 18,000 Americans died due to H1N1. Thanks to jhawk90 for tipping me that my numbers were too low.

So take a wild guess: Do you think CNN hyped this as an apocalyptic threat as they did when they wanted to tank the economy to damage Trump, or do you think they severely underplayed it and didn't even report when WHO declared it a level 6 (the highest level) pandemic?

Do you think CNN updated its readers with the H1N1 death toll every day, or do you think they almost entirely ignored people dying from the pandemic?

Well, you're wrong: Actually, CNN covered H1N1 just as breathlessly as they covered the Chinese flu.

Just pulling your leg. No, you were totally right. They basically pretended there was no pandemic at all under The Precious.

Oh, and what's this?

Posted by: Ace at 02:28 PM




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1 first

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:29 PM (1CjJc)

2 And I nooded first.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:29 PM (1CjJc)

3 Surprised?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 02:29 PM (5bxa0)

4 Wow

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 02:30 PM (ONvIw)

5 It's a bug hunt, man! A bug hunt!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 20, 2020 02:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

6
Except for Trump no one will call the scum in the MFM out on this

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (LMOIZ)

7 Has anyone asked Bernie what would Fidel would have done when faced with a Chinese Virus?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (QZCjk)

8 2 And I nooded first.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:29 PM (1CjJc)

That flounder is a class act!

On the other hand, I hear he is a serial butt grabber. HR is looking into it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (QrImU)

9 The anti-travel ban recs were trumpeted in the Gates' Event 201 conference and were stupid. Event 201 predicted 70million deaths, but travel restrictions were OUT

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (ONvIw)

10

at least people see it more now

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (vEIlU)

11 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (P+Pn8)

12 I hope they all die of fast-acting ass cancer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (NWiLs)

13 Less would.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (QZCjk)

14 LOL get fucked you asshats

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (d7Ww2)

15 top ten
whoa

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (iTXRQ)

16 Soo..... we're supposed to listen to these same "public health experts" now tho, right?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (j9HX3)

17 15 top ten
whoa
Posted by: DB- just DB.



fuck!

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 20, 2020 02:32 PM (iTXRQ)

18 top 20?

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at March 20, 2020 02:32 PM (gmSu9)

19 2 And I nooded first.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:29 PM (1CjJc)

Braggart.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 20, 2020 02:32 PM (Ez6QX)

20

Also, please note: The president was taking action to protect us from the Chinese Disease during the fake impeachment, which didn't end until February 12th.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 02:32 PM (EvZQi)

21 Late to the top 10.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 20, 2020 02:32 PM (3j6F+)

22 Let me be clear...

Posted by: Bathhouse Barry at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (LJes8)

23 Preznit Urkel sucks cock by choice.

Posted by: Model_1066 at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (yT7Mu)

24 12 I hope they all die of fast-acting ass cancer.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (NWiLs)

That's Mayor Pete's nickname in the bathhouses. 'Fast acting Butt Cancer.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (QrImU)

25 To meep or not to meep; that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ACME contraptions, or to take arms against a wily coyote, and by opposing end them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (NWiLs)

26 Trying not to over reach

Posted by: FrodoB,
hobbits don't wear socks at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (gmSu9)

27 The MSM has shown themselves to be a bunch of Kung Fools

Posted by: SMOD at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (3aI0K)

28 So what's the big deal. Aren't we all dying from melting glaciers and shit anyway?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (axyOa)

29 OT - whut I miss? Just tuned radio to dennis praeger who was ranting like old yeller levin at fauchi, never heard him deliver that way...

Posted by: gettingCHOKEHAVKCOUGHSNEEZE at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (cga28)

30 On the other hand, I hear he is a serial butt grabber. HR is looking into it.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (QrImU)

What can I say? It is end times, and I am hording.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (1CjJc)

31
Hey, you don't see these journalists fucking each other over for a percentage.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (EGyGV)

32 I still want teh Media to ask the World Health Organization why the stated that the Wuhan Flu was not contagious on 14 January? Seems the Italians believed the pig fuckers.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (QZCjk)

33 Let's not bicker and argue about oo killed oo... This is supposed to be a happy occasion!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (LJes8)

34 I hope they all die of fast-acting ass cancer.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (NWiLs)

you're nicer that i.

want it slow, painful, debilitating, and crippling, and slow

did i mention painful land slow?

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (8D42x)

35 Hello nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (NWiLs)

36 Mittens is on the wrong side of the line.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (8B6Ng)

37

We are watching what happens where there are no consequences to bad reporting, fake news, congress lies, etc.

A collapse in trust, respect and attention

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (vEIlU)

38 But I didn't even meep.

I'm almost out of meeps to give.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (d7Ww2)

39 25 To meep or not to meep; that is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous ACME contraptions, or to take arms against a wily coyote, and by opposing end them.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (NWiLs)

Surprisingly erudite for a Moron.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (QrImU)

40 I've listened to Dennis Prager on the radio for over two decades and have never heard him this angry about this "media" and "expert" induced hysteria, panic, and destruction.


He's particularly ripping Dr. Fauci and his recent comments. Trump is getting bad advice ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (FkV9V)

41 Impeachment was what the Dems were doing then!!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (JFO2v)

42 Soo..... we're supposed to listen to these same "public health experts" now tho, right?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!


I was promised 50 million deaths. So some of y'all are gonna have to get on the cart.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (sLVyZ)

43 29 OT - whut I miss? Just tuned radio to dennis praeger who was ranting like old yeller levin at fauchi, never heard him deliver that way...


you know what, I had a really nice day in The First State and I don't even want to know what that assclown Fauci had to say

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (j9HX3)

44 They really really miss President Boyfriend, don't they.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (LJes8)

45 These threads are expanding on an exponential basis.

They'll get away from us, and we'll be lucky to survi..




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
would've liked to have seen Montana

Posted by: Jim at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (QzJWU)

46 it's as old as the hills. the press hid Spanish Flu for prog Woodrow Wilson. It only got the name Spanish Flu because the Spanish press was the only honest press at the time that would report on it. nothing has changed since.

Posted by: x at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (nFwvY)

47 38 But I didn't even meep.

I'm almost out of meeps to give.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (d7Ww2)

I meep and then I am ready again in about 20 minutes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (QrImU)

48 I told my next door neighbor about this this morning. She did not believe me and said I was trying to defend trump. She hates Trump but she claims to be a Republican. She has been on and off some kind of public assistance ever since I have known her. She is not a Republican.

Posted by: Vic at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (mpXpK)

49 Dammit. Got willowed in between checking for a new post and typing my comment. Anyway, with how fast the comments are piling up, this might still be helpful:

Ace, if you want a cheap post, Slate has an advice column in which a lady of the evening, of the uncompensated variety*, wrote in to inquire whether she should change her behavior in the world of coronavirus. One wonders how these people manage to feed themselves.

*On further review, I suppose it could be a gentleman of the fudgepacking persuasion, or any other purveyor of gender fluid. All we know is they prefer men.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 20, 2020 02:33 PM (rWZ8Y)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (rWZ8Y)

50 Hmmmm. Wonder what the media was so focused on in January and February that diverted their attention? Surely, there is a rational and not at all Orange Man Bad reason for ignoring this.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (datdl)

51 hi Insom!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (d7Ww2)

52 38 But I didn't even meep.

I'm almost out of meeps to give.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (d7Ww2)

Your meep well has run dry?
You went down to the meep store,
But there were no meeps to buy?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

53 I hope they all die of fast-acting ass cancer.


Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:31 PM (NWiLs)


you're nicer that i.


want it slow, painful, debilitating, and crippling, and slow


did i mention painful land slow?
Posted by: SturmToddler at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (8D42x)




I know, right? What's the hurry?

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (8B6Ng)

54
I saw Fast Acting Butt Cancer open for King Missile at the Cow Palace back in '95.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (EGyGV)

55 MINISTRY OF TRUTH reminds you that yes is no, up is down, chocolate rations have been raised to 10g from 20.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (oVJmc)

56 Soo..... we're supposed to listen to these same "public health experts" now tho, right?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!


I was promised 50 million deaths. So some of y'all are gonna have to get on the cart.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM


Damned skippy!
Lets get with the program. I ain't got all day.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (axyOa)

57 But...but...

If that chart is to be believed, it would mean the vast majority of "journalists" are left wing activists.

Fuck.

That would tend to diminish my trust in the media.

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (mrrpT)

58 Ugh - our Bishop ordered our parish priest to completely close the church today. No one in at all.

Our priest had discontinued masses but had left it open for private prayer during the day.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (Y4EXg)

59 I meep and then I am ready again in about 20 minutes.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (QrImU)

That's the trouble with Chinese meeps.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

60

Think about that:

During the most critical time frame for the USA to react to the latest Chinese Disease, our "public servants" in Congress and our Fake News Media were fully engrossed in a fake impeachment, only deviating briefly to criticize the president for trying to protect the American people.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (EvZQi)

61 Just what does a global health law expert do?

Posted by: Ripley at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (MxEKc)

62 Wait. The Median Senate R is more liberal than Mitt f'n Romney?

I need time to process this.

Posted by: G. Gnome at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (al6UK)

63 Is there a specific date that points to when the CDC declared it was going to start focusing on gun violence?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (/ZYFC)

64 Fauci has his drawbacks, but he did not kiss Johns Hopkins/Bill Gates ass and refuse to support the travel bans Event 201 recommended in Oct 2019. If he wants to hold the plaquenil for the very sick until we have more, I can get that. If you give it all to the ones with the sniffles, then you won't have it for those who are much worse off. he's a bit giddy for attention, but he's probably been living on caffeine for a month now.

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (ONvIw)

65 And yes, the ruling class in this country is essential Burke and they will happy seal you in a room with some facehuggers if they have the opportunity.

Posted by: El Kabong at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (datdl)

66 There will be no meep hoarding on my watch.

Am I understood?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (XrCyE)

67 ...and that should be 14K for H1N1 yes?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (/ZYFC)

68 That's the trouble with Chinese meeps.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (NWiLs)

See, my problem is I do not like marshmallow.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (QrImU)

69 I was promised 50 million deaths. So some of y'all are gonna have to get on the cart.

And that's supposed to be in the US... Seriously? They better hurry up as we have about 220 deaths so far

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (5bxa0)

70 MINISTRY OF TRUTH reminds you that yes is no, up is down, chocolate rations have been raised to 10g from 20.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (oVJmc)


Boys are girls and girls are boys

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (LMOIZ)

71
This article from GP also puts it in perspective.

" you don't collapse an economy over 218 deaths in a population of 327 million."

https://tinyurl.com/r8jbn33

Posted by: redridinghood at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (wiXsO)

72 I meep and then I am ready again in about 20 minutes.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

---

Wow, Good for you! At my advanced age of 29, I'd guess it takes me a good 8 hours or so to be ready to meep again.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (Y4EXg)

73 58 Ugh - our Bishop ordered our parish priest to completely close the church today. No one in at all.


It's horrible Tonypete. are you Archdiocese of Phila?

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (j9HX3)

74 There will be no meep hoarding on my watch.

Am I understood?
Posted by: Circa


If we can't meep on your watch, can we meep on your wallet?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 02:38 PM (sLVyZ)

75 Okay, I made a bad call, Ripley.

Yeah, they'd kill us all just to take Bad Orange Man down.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (Jdw1U)

76 16 Soo..... we're supposed to listen to these same "public health experts" now tho, right?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!
------------
THIS!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (9B/d8)

77 Is there a specific date that points to when the CDC declared it was going to start focusing on gun violence?

Not so-SWAGgy SWAG--January 20, 2009.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (XrCyE)

78 58 Ugh - our Bishop ordered our parish priest to completely close the church today. No one in at all.

Should be beaten.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (NWiLs)

79 OT
Back to cataracts briefly.
Routine. Less risk then Kung Flu.
Having second done in three weeks (since it's not at a hospital).

Posted by: MarkY at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (215IN)

80 There has to be a way to blame all this on the JOOs.

(it's worked on just about every other problem)

Posted by: jwest at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (mrrpT)

81 you know what, I had a really nice day in The First State and I don't even want to know what that assclown Fauci had to say
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (j9HX3)


what was so nice about it, I'm serious.

It's about a mile from my house. If I can feel happy in delaware it will be something at least.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (kgQKM)

82 At what point will the USA get the all clear?

Posted by: Jmel at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (qE0C+)

83 We're never going to get concessions or truth from reporters.


We must put very public pressure on the corporate executives of these media companies.


Very high levels of pressure.


Start outing the execs and start a pressure campaign.

Posted by: Ha at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (fNWtj)

84 Wrong thread but is Dick Burr removal life-saving??

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (TQ/zJ)

85 I was promised 50 million deaths. So some of y'all are gonna have to get on the cart.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM


It's doubling every so many days !!! We're only ten days behind Italy !!! We're all gonna' be dead in - let me get back to you.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (rIQuo)

86
Hey look, I'm gonna start a Hoax: cnn fake news demands to know why the president is refusing to fund the training of chinese flu-sniffing dogs and cats.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 02:40 PM (EvZQi)

87 WHO is a global organization and as such should have zero credence.
The media a lying whores and should never be listened to much less used as any form of correctness in any field. Gell-Mann effect is not just about what you yourself are an expert on but on everything the lying idiots put out.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 02:40 PM (pw+jk)

88 By the way the Chinese reacted to Trump shutting down travel, one would almost think they were actively trying to promote the spread of infection to the US...

Naw, what am I saying. Why that would be as if they were trying to collapse our economy so they could buy up everything on the stock market at fire sale prices...

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 02:40 PM (af5xa)

89 At what point will the USA get the all clear?

When Dr. Jill tells me I'm president

Posted by: Joey Biden at March 20, 2020 02:40 PM (5bxa0)

90 This fraud to panic the public has about one more week and there's going to be riots burning government offices for lying--where are the deaths that justified me losing my job, my house and my car?!

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (vPKfA)

91 Speaking of President Myyyyy Precioussss, who was it that used to call him "President Boyfriend" because the media would defend him like a girlfriend who's been stood up too many times but is desperate for her friends to know how AMAZING her boyfriend is? Was that Ace or a cob or a Moron? I can't remember.

Posted by: pookysgirl, wants to know where spring went at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (XKZwp)

92 Think about that:

The Media is allied against the US and with a foreign enemy in a time of war and is working hard to both further the impact of a biological attack and to erase the evidence of the attack. They are hell-bent on undermining American morale and spreading enemy propaganda.


Tokyo Rose was a piker.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (LJes8)

93 We are watching what happens where there are no consequences to bad reporting, fake news, congress lies, etc.

A collapse in trust, respect and attention
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 20, 2020 02:34 PM (vEIlU)


Exactly. And that's just here. The absence of legitimate media in China led to the virus getting out all over hell's half acre before anyone else knew about it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (rmY2H)

94 At what point will the USA get the all clear?

Posted by: Jmel at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (qE0C+)

===
My first glance estimate is never.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (pw+jk)

95 Clearly, the Chinese have now figured that the next wave will start by dumping the virus at the FDA administration building, 10903 New Hampshire Ave.Silver Spring, MD so nothing can be "FDA authorized"

Posted by: SMOD at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (3aI0K)

96 63
Is there a specific date that points to when the CDC declared it was going to start focusing on gun violence?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 02:37 PM (/ZYFC)

They did a "study" in 2015 at the request of Barrrraaaaack O.

Posted by: Vic at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (mpXpK)

97 There has to be a way to blame all this on the JOOs.

The Iranians are ON IT.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (XrCyE)

98 38
But I didn't even meep.



I'm almost out of meeps to give.





Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (d7Ww2)

Buck up, little meeper. This is temporary.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (1CjJc)

99 The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I meep
and miles to go before I meep

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

100 I wonder when Trump will realize these hardcore close your business stay at home extreme overreaches is literally being done to destroy the economy and ruin his re-election chances.

No fucking way is this being done for safety.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Dick Punching NeverTrumping Shitheels at March 20, 2020 02:42 PM (+dsLj)

101 To meep, perchance to dream. Aye, there's the rub.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2020 02:42 PM (gd9RK)

102 WHO is a global organization and as such should have zero credence.

This.

WHO is to health care as the UN is foreign relations.

Completely useless, corrupt, and politicized.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:42 PM (rmY2H)

103 The "prestigious" journal The Lancet has a bunch of really embarrassing articles (in retrospect) from February and March dealing with travel bans, citing international law. They either sound like Chinese propoganda:
"Third, the practice of blocking traffic and lockdown of villages is of
no value for the prevention and control of COVID-19. Since the outbreak
of COVID-19, some countries have suspended flights to and from China,
and prevented Chinese people from travelling to their countries; both of
these actions violate WHO International Health Regulations.
Similarly, in community prevention and control of the disease, the
measures taken by individual villages and communities to seal off roads
are of no value. Such measures could result in civil unrest and reduce compliance with infection prevention and control advice."
or Social Justice Warriors:
"Some
countries argue that they would rather be safe than sorry. But evidence
belies the claim that illegal travel restrictions make countries safer. In the short term, travel restrictions prevent supplies from getting
into affected areas, slow down the international public health response,
stigmatise entire populations, and disproportionately harm the most
vulnerable among us. In the longer term, countries selecting which
international laws to follow encourages other countries to do the same,
which in turn undermines the broader rules-based world order. Effective
global governance is not possible when countries cannot depend on each
other to comply with international agreements.

Won't link to the articles, shows up as spam then sorry

Posted by: Erik L at March 20, 2020 02:43 PM (fMlmZ)

104

NBC - Ten years later, Obamacare is as popular as it's ever been

As the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, turns 10 years old on Monday,
the health care law is as popular as it has ever been, according to new
numbers from the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll.




NBC asked itself how popular Obamacare is and NBC said it's super duper popular

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 02:43 PM (LMOIZ)

105 88 By the way the Chinese reacted to Trump shutting down travel, one would almost think they were actively trying to promote the spread of infection to the US...


I've seen more than enough evidence that this was exactly the case.

now, I don't know if all the Chinese who did this were aware of what they were doing. and I don't think this was anything other than a terrible accident releasing a bio-agent - but once they realized it was out, the PRC decided to "spread a little love around"

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:43 PM (j9HX3)

106 Now do you understand, nurse? It was always for you. It was always for you.

Posted by: ... at March 20, 2020 02:43 PM (94hkk)

107 I had a dream last night that Chinese agents infected with wong flu were purposely visiting elderly homes in the US to continue spreading the disease and kill Americans.

That was just a dream.... right?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Dick Punching NeverTrumping Shitheels at March 20, 2020 02:44 PM (+dsLj)

108 If my hunkering down for two weeks helps keep the transmission and death numbers low, I am happy to do so. And I would hope Trump would be given credit for low numbers.

After that, though, I do not wish to contribute any more to the Left's project of tanking our economy and forcing businesses to go under and forcing people out of their paychecks.

Posted by: Emmie at March 20, 2020 02:44 PM (ouBhA)

109 First they came for the meepers, but I did not stand up. Because I was not a meeper.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 02:44 PM (rIQuo)

110 I do not meep at you, sir, but I do meep, sir!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:44 PM (NWiLs)

111 It's horrible Tonypete. are you Archdiocese of Phila?
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!

--

Nah, Diocese of Columbus - it incorporates much of the state.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 02:45 PM (Y4EXg)

112 90 This fraud to panic the public has about one more week and there's going to be riots burning government offices for lying--where are the deaths that justified me losing my job, my house and my car?!
Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories
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I mentioned that very thing to the missus this morning. Give it a week when the weather perks up a bit and the sun shines for more than a minute. Folks will start saying, "fuck this, I'm going out and enjoying life at its finest and if you want to stop me then stop me."

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at March 20, 2020 02:45 PM (9B/d8)

113 Alas, poor Nurse, we knew her well.
She was an 'ette of infinite meeps.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 02:45 PM (aS1PU)

114 Fuck California sideways with a pineapple.

They are the port for the west coast, and they are now disrupting the supply chain to Alaska. All because Gavin-boy is a dickless wonder who cannot see the consequences of his choices and actions.

Thanks, dude. We will remember this when we book our next vacation. Trust me.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 02:45 PM (vVOK2)

115 >>>67 ...and that should be 14K for H1N1 yes?

thanks jhawk90 I fixed.

Posted by: ace at March 20, 2020 02:45 PM (PbpT7)

116 My heart leaps up when I behold
A meep just waiting to be told
So was it when my life began,
So it is now, unless I'm banned

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:46 PM (d7Ww2)

117 Do you hear them now, Clarice ? Do you hear the meeping of the meepers ?

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 02:46 PM (rIQuo)

118 If my hunkering down for two weeks helps keep the transmission and death numbers low, I am happy to do so. And I would hope Trump would be given credit for low numbers.

After that, though, I do not wish to contribute any more to the Left's project of tanking our economy and forcing businesses to go under and forcing people out of their paychecks.


I feel the exact same way Emmie

PLUS - the virus is in the wild. it's not going to just disappear. whenever we're "set free" we WILL come across it! it's inevitable.

outbreaks will happen, new hot spots - but we CANNOT lock down the whole country again.

it was s dumb plan - I'm going with it b/c I have to - but we all need to make sure this tack isn't used again - like for "a bad novel flu" next year!

obviously the coasts needed more lockdown

and travel should have been restricted more, and earlier (like poor Italy, we needed to not let them in)

so learn from that - but this - I mean we are already thru two weeks and looking at our third week next week

it's a killer

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (j9HX3)

119 I only regret that I have but one meep to lose for my country.

Posted by: Nathanial Meep at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (Y4EXg)

120 The "prestigious" journal The Lancet has a bunch of really embarrassing articles (in retrospect) from February and March dealing with travel bans, citing international law.

First: fuck international law.

That having been said, The Lancet long ago blotted its copybook, most egregiously with leftist crap about deaths in Iraq. Apparently we were responsible for all the people that AQ/ISIS killed, as well as anyone else who cashed in his chips while we were there.

Pure commie agitprop, straight-up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (rmY2H)

121 Let me get this straight.

We're confined to our homes, businesses are closed and there is widespread hoarding.

And the media/left think it's okay to let anyone from any country just waltz right in?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (TdMsT)

122

It's strange that our "intelligence community" could find "foreign election interference" all the time except now, and everywhere except China...

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (EvZQi)

123 As my Boss likes to say, "These people like to jerk themselves off...Don't they?"

Posted by: dananjcon at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (u6xw0)

124 The hills are alive, with the sound of meepness?

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (kgQKM)

125 Are we seriously doing this, America?

Posted by: 13 Original Colonies at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (fNWtj)

126 Remember that the Chinese, after they knew the virus was highly contagious (because their own health care workers in Wuhan kept getting sick) lied to the WHO and told them that the risk of human-to-human transmission was very low.

And WHO then repeated the Chinese lie to the world.

But "stupid" Trump put the Chinese travel ban in place anyway.

So who was really "stupid" here? The WHO, which believed and repeated the Chinese government's blatant and dangerous lies about the virus, or Trump, who erred --rightly-- on the side of caution and probably saved many American lives in the process?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (k4dH2)

127
Well, Governor Tubbyfag Polis has closed all the hair salons. So, longer hairstyles are about to be in fashion, even in sunny CO.

For guys like me, who can't even find time for a haircut in normal circumstances, these are the halcyon days.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (II2Y0)

128 Once California gets with Newsomes exact prediction of 56% of all Californians will be infected with the Chinese Virus, the death numbers should go up.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (pw+jk)

129 Sorry to lose Jim SND. Too bad he never got to see Montana. It really is the best state.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (HuH1F)

130 Anyone who wants to get an idea of the quality of today's journalists should watch the Trump press briefing earlier today.

Spoiler alert: They're more interested in gotcha questions, answers to their wildest hypotheticals, ignoring answers that contradict what they've already decided is fact, and oh yeah, their own egos.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (bDqIh)

131 I'm almost out of meeps to give.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (d7Ww2)

We don't want that! Then you'll be meepless in Seattle!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (NWiLs)

132 There's bias in the media?

Ho Ree Clap!

No but seriously, keep hammering away at this. It might... just might, sink in with LiVs*.


*Do we still call them that? Or is there something catchier, a 2020 version?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (hku12)

133 When an 'Ette wants to shiv
And has no more fucks to give
That's - a Meeper

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (rIQuo)

134 I don't fault Trump for the lockdown. I don't know whether it's efficacious or not in a health care context, but it certainly is in a political context. If he HADN'T done that, and the virus spreads, the Reds would have had their dreams come true: dead Americans, and a plausible argument for blaming Trump for that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (rmY2H)

135 If things slow down with the virus and millions don't die, the next line will be....


"Trump Over-reacted to Virus Threat and Destroyed the US Economy" with the follow up "Pedo Joe is the Only Person Who Can Save the Economy Trump Destroyed with the Green New Deal."

Posted by: shibumi at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (ZCiJZ)

136 Once California gets with Newsomes exact prediction of 56% of all Californians will be infected with the Chinese Virus, the death numbers should go up.

In order to meet this goal, the "testing" centers will actually be transmitting the disease to the unsuspecting victims.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (kgQKM)

137 "This fraud to panic the public has about one more week and there's going
to be riots burning government offices for lying--where are the deaths
that justified me losing my job, my house and my car?!

Posted by: RoyalOil"


In the event that happens and the govt is forced to back down, we will hear no end to "Trumps overreaction"

Posted by: Ripley at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (MxEKc)

138 Nurse, I'm a bit of a prepper and have been stocking up on meeps.

Can I send you some?

Posted by: Emmie at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (ouBhA)

139 I'm getting tired of this "Chinese malaria" story

Posted by: SMOD at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (3aI0K)

140 99 The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep
and miles to go before I meep
and miles to go before I meep

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

I've no more meeps to give. Language warning.

https://youtu.be/Vqbk9cDX0l0

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (1CjJc)

141 Well, in fairness, Trump is just so racist it's really his fault everyone who hates him assumed his travel ban was wrong.

So, in summation: Trump was still wrong

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (vPKfA)

142 Spoiler alert: They're more interested in gotcha questions, answers to their wildest hypotheticals, ignoring answers that contradict what they've already decided is fact, and oh yeah, their own egos.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (bDqIh)


Yep. And asking questions that have already been addressed in the presentation that they just (nominally at least) listened to.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (rmY2H)

143 PLUS - the virus is in the wild. it's not going to just disappear. whenever we're "set free" we WILL come across it! it's inevitable.

outbreaks will happen, new hot spots - but we CANNOT lock down the whole country again.

it was s dumb plan - I'm going with it b/c I have to - but we all need to make sure this tack isn't used again - like for "a bad novel flu" next year!

obviously the coasts needed more lockdown

and travel should have been restricted more, and earlier (like poor Italy, we needed to not let them in)

so learn from that - but this - I mean we are already thru two weeks and looking at our third week next week

it's a killer
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!


One of our posters said it best, and I think it was Tom Servo who said it.

Diamond Princess cruise ship was the perfect petri dish to see how this played out and the numbers just aren't there.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (sLVyZ)

144 Wrong thread but is Dick Burr removal life-saving??
Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM


Sloppy workmanship on the part of the voters. They forgot to deburr the election results.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (ejd/p)

145 3 Surprised?
Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 02:29 PM (5bxa0)

----------------------------

Why? Are you an otter?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (CAJOC)

146 78 58 Ugh - our Bishop ordered our parish priest to completely close the church today. No one in at all.

Should be beaten.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (NWiLs)


Most US Bishops are cowards. Check to see if he's a homosexual. Most of the truly cowardly are. Our Bishop cancelled all Masses last week already, although the good Dominicans at the Cathedral here are keeping the Church itself open for private prayer, and offering confessions by appointment to avoid lines.

Nothing is as vile as keeping the faithful away from Our Lord. It just proves that these "bishops" have no faith at all.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (vVOK2)

147
Dafuq?!

Jim died?

I just saw him here yesterday

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (II2Y0)

148 Thanks, dude. We will remember this when we book our next vacation. Trust me.


oh I'm making quite the list of the places I will never patronize again:

- PA State Stores (they only closed b/c the union bitched)
- Philadelphia
- The Entire State of Ohio
- All the idiotic womens' clothing stores that are emailing me COVID messages of support

..still working on this

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (j9HX3)

149 deplorable jay guevera - IIRC you're a physician also; it's embarrassing how many of my colleagues are elite simpering leftist hypocrites

Posted by: Erik L at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (fMlmZ)

150 Once California gets with Newsomes exact prediction of 56% of all Californians will be infected with the Chinese Virus, the death numbers should go up.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (pw+jk)


We like Newsome. He's smart.

Posted by: The Pakleds at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (aS1PU)

151 >>et me get this straight.

We're confined to our homes, businesses are closed and there is widespread hoarding.

And the media/left think it's okay to let anyone from any country just waltz right in?
- - - -

Yup: you MUST order a nationwide shelter in place -- and also, OPEN BORDERZ!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (bDqIh)

152 "May you live in interesting times"

-Chinese curse

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (LJes8)

153 Anyone who wants to get an idea of the quality of today's journalists should watch the Trump press briefing earlier today.

Posted by: Lizzy

---

My wife took one for the team today and tuned in. She is normally VERY level headed and calm but a few minutes after the Q&A started she was one PO'd redhead.

Stomping mad at the presstitutes.

Posted by: Nathanial Meep at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (Y4EXg)

154 Let me get this straight.



We're confined to our homes, businesses are closed and there is widespread hoarding.



And the media/left think it's okay to let anyone from any country just waltz right in?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (TdMsT)


Isn't it great living in Bizarro World?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (LMOIZ)

155 Off patriot sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (Y4EXg)

156 Did I just hear Gov Cuomo going on about Ventilators are to today what Rosie the Riveter and missiles were to WWII? Missiles? WWII? Not unless you were riveting for the Germans there Gov.

Posted by: Muad'dib's Dog Benny at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (sjdRT)

157 Then you'll be meepless in Seattle!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM


Insom ftw!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (ejd/p)

158 5 It's a bug hunt, man! A bug hunt!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 20, 2020 02:30 PM (Dc2NZ

WE need to capture the 'Brain Bug' like they did in "Starship Troopers". Let's begin with the co-ed showers!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Omega Kid, O-Positive at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (Vy7tf)

159 I just saw him here yesterday
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

Jim is fine
he just wants to see montana

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (d7Ww2)

160 Well, Governor Tubbyfag Polis has closed all the hair salons. So, longer hairstyles are about to be in fashion, even in sunny CO.

For guys like me, who can't even find time for a haircut in normal circumstances, these are the halcyon days.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (II2Y0)


I got my haircut last Friday. After I went to the doctor. For a ROUTINE freakin' checkup!

Amazing how in one week, the world has changed that much. I'm serious. Seven days ago it never would have occurred to me that those things wouldn't be possible today.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (hku12)

161
I don't fault Trump for the lockdown.

-----

Is this a nationwide lockdown? I've been busy and not watching the TV.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (II2Y0)

162
Ask not who whom the bell meeps, it meeps for thee.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (EGyGV)

163 Once California gets with Newsomes exact prediction of 56% of all Californians will be infected with the Chinese Virus, the death numbers should go up.

In order to meet this goal, the "testing" centers will actually be transmitting the disease to the unsuspecting victims.
Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 02:49 PM (kgQKM)


There's only one way to keep 56% of Californians from getting the virus: make that the goal of the Five Year Plan.

Because you know commies never meet the goals of their Five Year Plans.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (rmY2H)

164 >>Dafuq?!

Jim died?

- - -
Who died?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (bDqIh)

165 So I went to the store to pickup a 3 week supply of liquor and there were still 40% empty shelves. This is one of the bigger than grocery stores but not a warehouse store. It services lots of businesses.

Only printed two signs that said:

"THIS IS WHAT SOCIALISM LOOKS LIKE"
My bet is the sighs were taken down by leftists before I got through check out but I plan on many more.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (pw+jk)

166 Why its just as if the MFM is trying to undermine the President at every turn. Why would they do such a thing? Could it be their hate and bias is showing?

Posted by: Case at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (WRPeR)

167 and Emmie,

thank you for your kind offer of meeps.
alas, my cup will be filled.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (d7Ww2)

168 In the event that happens and the govt is forced to back down, we will hear no end to "Trumps overreaction"

LOl... After weeks of the "media" and their "Trump didn't take the Virus seriously!!!"

Posted by: Joey Biden at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (5bxa0)

169 Shocking that Trump has been making the best decisions for our country based on the Right Wing faction instead of the "conservative" NPC #GreenLineGood faction. It's almost as if the ship is slowly turning around because of this 3.5 year trend despite the NeverRight Republicans doing everything they can to stop it.
Trump is truly a party of his own.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (a5D9R)

170 For guys like me, who can't even find time for a haircut in normal circumstances, these are the halcyon days.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (II2Y0)


Perhaps a thoughtful return to the mullet?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (vVOK2)

171 Just a thought , but...
Since the death rates are expected to be far higher in more densely (pun intended) populated areas, which also happens to be the more Liberal areas, shouldn't we delay the census and thus the assignment of national representation until after the culling?

I'm sorry, am I being too Machiavellian?

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (af5xa)

172 WE need to capture the 'Brain Bug' like they did in "Starship Troopers". Let's begin with the co-ed showers!
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Omega Kid, O-Positive at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (Vy7tf)


I'm in!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (rmY2H)

173 38 But I didn't even meep.

I'm almost out of meeps to give.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:35 PM (d7Ww2)

------------------------------

I've got a few, though I ordered them from Australia

sd33w
sd33w
sd33w

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (CAJOC)

174 There's only one way to keep 56% of Californians from getting the virus: make that the goal of the Five Year Plan.

Because you know commies never meet the goals of their Five Year Plans.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


sweet! think of all the representation they will lose in congress!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (d7Ww2)

175 168 In the event that happens and the govt is forced to back down, we will hear no end to "Trumps overreaction"

LOl... After weeks of the "media" and their "Trump didn't take the Virus seriously!!!"
Posted by: Joey Biden at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (5bxa0)


Proof positive that even the media themselves know we don't believe anything they say.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (vVOK2)

176 Yup: you MUST order a nationwide shelter in place -- and also, OPEN BORDERZ!


Well it's like the analogy someone smart used - open borders is like having no locks on your doors so you have to run around protecting your belongings and self, locking every individual thing down

you're forced to lose your own freedom, your own sense of peace, so other people can have free reign over you

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (j9HX3)

177 Why? Are you an otter?


Otter's off duty. It's my shift.

Posted by: The Marmot at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (gd9RK)

178 Jim is fine
he just wants to see montana
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (d7Ww2)

Thanks. Never can tell when the Horde is serious. Or just fuckin' around. Mostly because we're always fuckin' around. Except for when we're serious.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (II2Y0)

179 167 and Emmie,

thank you for your kind offer of meeps.
alas, my cup will be filled.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (d7Ww2)


Nurse--can you share a meep or two?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (TdMsT)

180 Just a thought , but...
Since the death rates are expected to be far higher in more densely (pun intended) populated areas, which also happens to be the more Liberal areas


Serious point: the virus is going to make the Reds' push for dense housing a lot tougher sale than it was two weeks ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (rmY2H)

181 thanks jhawk90 I fixed.
Posted by: ace at March 20, 2020 02:45 PM (PbpT7)
----------
Mrs jhawk - You're going to start grilling around 4 right?
Me - YEAH BUT ACE RESPONDED AND
Mrs jhawk - yeah and you're still grilling around 4 right?

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (/ZYFC)

182 I'm sorry, am I being too Machiavellian?

Yes.

Under no circumstances do I root for or applaud the death of Americans.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (XrCyE)

183 @135

Of course that's what's tee'd up.

This is not worse than H1N1, except we are in the process of destroying our economy.


So when this is over and the MSM looks at the number of deaths and then looks at the unemployment numbers of which will be a substantial number in the broadcasting, communication and entertainment business, they are going to try to create the narrative that this was a massive over-reaction.

They caused this but they will never admit that.


So I expect nothing less from them but to be the eact same pieces of shit we've come to know of them.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (FVrDO)

184 Ain't no ways that Piere Delecto is more conservative than the median (R) Senator

Posted by: Nonapod at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (CLP9I)

185 We're confined to our homes, businesses are closed and there is widespread hoarding.



And the media/left think it's okay to let anyone from any country just waltz right in?
______________

Congress is also rushing through more H1-B visas, because with 20% or more Americans predicted to be unemployed soon, we just can't import enough new foreign workers to take our jobs!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (k4dH2)

186 , shouldn't we delay the census and thus the assignment of national representation until after the culling?


Husband is working for the Census bureau and they have delayed the census till at least after April 1 st..

Posted by: Joey Biden at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (5bxa0)

187 Jim is fine

he just wants to see montana


Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (d7Ww2)



Joe retired years ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (LMOIZ)

188 LOL get meeped

Posted by: ... at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (94hkk)

189 Congress is also rushing through more H1-B visas, because with 20% or more Americans predicted to be unemployed soon, we just can't import enough new foreign workers to take our jobs!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (k4dH2)

Fuck Romney and Lee

Posted by: CN at March 20, 2020 02:56 PM (ONvIw)

190 Can we have Jim's stuff?

Posted by: Weasel at March 20, 2020 02:56 PM (MVjcR)

191 Be back later. Gotta get some pie for my bitches.

Posted by: Muad'dib's Dog Benny at March 20, 2020 02:56 PM (sjdRT)

192 Ladyl,
I will share my meeps with all who request a meep.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:56 PM (d7Ww2)

193 I think the fear factor for businesses is not so much the potential for violating some stupid curfew. It's more the fear of civil liability and legal exposure due to the virus.


"I got infected at your NASTY restaurant - gimme millions"

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 20, 2020 02:56 PM (LJes8)

194 166. That and either the USA comes out of this looking good, or China does. And the media works for China...so...

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (JRaU+)

195
I'm dead Jim.

Posted by: Open Borders Movement at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (PtOP4)

196 170 For guys like me, who can't even find time for a haircut in normal circumstances, these are the halcyon days.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:48 PM (II2Y0)


Perhaps a thoughtful return to the mullet?
Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (vVOK2)

You know what that leads to - power ballads

Posted by: The Dude at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (Izzlo)

197 174 There's only one way to keep 56% of Californians from getting the virus: make that the goal of the Five Year Plan.

Because you know commies never meet the goals of their Five Year Plans.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

sweet! think of all the representation they will lose in congress!
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (d7Ww2)


If we assigned representation by IQ rather than population California would have maybe one representative, and that would be charity. Kinda like the minimum of one guy from each team in the All-Star game.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (rmY2H)

198 Cali has a "shelter in place" order.

NY has a limited one.

IL Gov now saying beginning tomorrow for IL.


I am noticing a trend of bankrupt states doing this. I also see in the future a hand being extended asking for money.

Or maybe its just me.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (Ozpxd)

199 192 Ladyl,
I will share my meeps with all who request a meep.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:56 PM (d7Ww2)


I thought you might.

You are the best.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (TdMsT)

200 >>My wife took one for the team today and tuned in. She is normally VERY level headed and calm but a few minutes after the Q&A started she was one PO'd redhead.

Stomping mad at the presstitutes.

- - - -

Really awful. If this is the best they can do, shut it down and start over. I think people off the street would ask better questions because at least they would want to get information.

It is interesting to see who can adjust to this new crisis environment, putting the usual games/expectations/behavior aside vs. who is so mean, inflexible and shallow that they can't shift gears.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)

201 Meeep! Meepmeepmeep! Meep!

Posted by: Beaker at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (ejd/p)

202 so learn from that - but this - I mean we are already thru two weeks and looking at our third week next week



it's a killer

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 02:47 PM (j9HX3)

The lessons to be learned here are legion. Stockpile medical capacity (gloves, masks, gowns, ventilators, anti-virals, etc.), early travel restriction protocols, market rules governing short-selling (such as the uptick rule, perhaps), Congressional stock selling disclosure requirements, and so on.
Personal lessons abound, too.

I learned that we never developed a vaccine for SARS after the 2002 outbreak, and SARS-COV-2 has about 70% genetic similarity with SARS-2002. We never prepared medical capacities to deal with such a national threat, either, apparently.

If we don't know by now, China (or Africa, or Mexico) will spawn another one of these. It is a matter of time. If we don't take this opportunity to prepare the country, all the sacrifice will have been for naught.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (1CjJc)

203 82
At what point will the USA get the all clear?

Posted by: Jmel at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (qE0C+)

_________


SHUT UP H8R! It's far too nuanced for you to understand ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (FkV9V)

204 Why its just as if the MFM is trying to undermine
the President at every turn. Why would they do such a thing? Could it be
their hate and bias is showing?

Posted by: Case at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (WRPeR)

====
They don't just hate America. The liars in media are actively working for our enemies. Have been since the 1920s but it is really in the open now.

The. Media. Are. Traitors.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (pw+jk)

205 I just saw him here yesterday
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice
-----------------
Jim is fine
he just wants to see montana
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (d7Ww2)


The fact he wants to see Montana is indication he is NOT fine.

No but seriously, I've only ever clipped the bottom of the state. Got semi-close to being offered a job there though. Some of those towns in the southern part of the state seem to be overrun with... whatever one calls them, ex-Californicators or Washingtubbers.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (hku12)

206 178 Jim is fine
he just wants to see montana
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:51 PM (d7Ww2)

Thanks. Never can tell when the Horde is serious. Or just fuckin' around. Mostly because we're always fuckin' around. Except for when we're serious.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:54 PM (II2Y0)

And then there's Fucking Serious, and for some, seriously fucking.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (NgKpN)

207 No fucking way is this being done for safety.
Posted by: Two Weeks From Dick Punching NeverTrumping Shitheels at March 20, 2020 02:42 PM (+dsLj)

++

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (w+Ped)

208 Popping up in the midday thread from my usual middle-of-the-night perch to say:

Nothing the Pres can say to the media is bad enough. Self-involved, sucking-up-to-the-CCP, hacks that they are.
And I can't believe there was a time I ever took Jonah Goldberg seriously. Even though I thought all his attempts at humor were lame, I still took him seriously.

Massive mea culpa. Now I think he should go pound sand.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMySuperbowlMVP at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (Zu0hb)

209 Y'know, I really, really resent having a media that is trying to convince me that we're living On The Beach and that Trump pushed the button.

Even without the second half, gloom-monging is just wearying.

Also, it's Buzzion who's dead, as usual. Stands to reason.

Posted by: Sporkatus at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (CGB5H)

210 alas, my cup will be filled.
Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM (d7Ww2)


May God's grace be upon you, my sister.

Posted by: Emmie at March 20, 2020 02:59 PM (ouBhA)

211 I wonder if these dumb asses understand that self quarantine does not mean stay indoors 24/7?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 02:59 PM (axyOa)

212 here's a favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL_yeEog6Wo

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 02:59 PM (d7Ww2)

213 The media says stuff to watch and hear each other say it. It ain't about us.

Posted by: klaftern at March 20, 2020 02:59 PM (RuIsu)

214 >.I am noticing a trend of bankrupt states doing this. I also see in the future a hand being extended asking for money.

Or maybe its just me.
- - - -

Considering how many currently struggling businesses they are killing, and people this will put out of work, with the shelter in place order, they'll need it. It's like they want to do the most harm.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 02:59 PM (bDqIh)

215
Perhaps a thoughtful return to the mullet?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 02:53 PM

You know what that leads to - power ballads

Posted by: The Dude at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM


we just gotta gas up the van & we are ready to go

Posted by: Night Ranger at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (hx3Q8)

216 "Amazing how in one week, the world has changed that much. I'm serious. Seven days ago it never would have occurred to me that those things wouldn't be possible today.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 02:52 PM (hku12) "




When I think about it, that is pretty much the story of these past 3 years.

Interesting times, for sure.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (zlgJP)

217 "I think the fear factor for businesses is not so much the potential for violating some stupid curfew. It's more the fear of civil liability and legal exposure due to the virus."

The lawyers have literally destroyed functional society.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (eAZVt)

218 I am noticing a trend of bankrupt states doing this. I also see in the future a hand being extended asking for money.

Or maybe its just me.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 02:57 PM (Ozpxd)


I see in the future that the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning. Although that's a little less certain than your prediction.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (rmY2H)

219 So I tried to file an online UC claim, and guess what? The website crashed!

Rolling old school now, they have a paper form I can fill out. Oh Yes. Paper form.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (kgQKM)

220 Matt Gaetz
@mattgaetz
·
Mar 19
Should corporations operating in America with substantial Chinese ownership be eligible for the *trillion* dollar bailout on its way?

I think not.

#AmericaFirst

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (LJes8)

221 Steve in SoCal, I "learned" yesterday that our fine state has a $21B reserve. How this is possible, in real, non-mafia-front-business accounting terms, is beyond me, but there we are.

Has there been any brouhaha over what seem - to me - obviously completely ridiculous infection #s from the cretinous CA governor (from his public health people, even worse)?

25 *MILLION* infected? By June?

The *world* has about 250K infected. Start the clock whenever you want - November, December at the latest.

The world.

But *CA* alone will have *100 times* that number in the next 8 weeks?

Unless there is a mandatory state-wide mass public meeting in which everyone shakes hands, coughs on each other, and then vigorously rubs their eyes and licks their fingers, how is this remotely plausible?

What am I missing?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (El6T/)

222 Fucking Californians. Locusts. If I could trade California for the Flu Achoo I would do it in a heartbeat, and the country would be better off for it.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (o2MD2)

223 Questions to PDT, VP Pence, and the Team by reporters have been useless to me so far - I have not learned a single thing from the responses to the useless questions from that gaggle of ninnies.

Hot Tip - Get a haircut while you can, short as you can stand it. In Texas, barbershops and styling salons are closed, per Gov. Abbott's order a day or two ago. I should have got my hair cut early this week but waited too long. If this goes on for a loong, time, I'll have to shave my head.

Posted by: Gref at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (AMIL/)

224 203 82
At what point will the USA get the all clear?

Posted by: Jmel at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (qE0C+)

_________


SHUT UP H8R! It's far too nuanced for you to understand ...
Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 02:58 PM (FkV9V)

This is just battlefield prep for the larger threat.

We've been told that Globul Warmering will kill us all, and they are now putting in place the precedent that Governors can dictate non Constitutional Actions, if they decide its an emergency.

You are watching the death of the Republic, in real time.

Posted by: Romeo13 at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (NgKpN)

225 182
I'm sorry, am I being too Machiavellian?



Yes.



Under no circumstances do I root for or applaud the death of Americans.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
You know, I'm unsure if I should take offense at your comment as deliberately mischaracterization my comment or pity you for being so ignorant.

At no point did I applaud the death of anyone. I merely point out that the census, which was already being used to usurp the voice of American citizens, is very likely to end up being even more egregiously an uneven representation of citizens if higher percentages of them die of in these areas where we count illegals as the same as citizens.

Perhaps you should crawl back under your bridge?

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (af5xa)

226 147


Dafuq?!



Jim died?



I just saw him here yesterday

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 20, 2020 02:50 PM (II2Y0)

It's me Donna and otters got him.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (1CjJc)

227 >>I wonder if these dumb asses understand that self quarantine does not mean stay indoors 24/7?


There was a reporter today asking trump why he won't do a nationwide shelter in place because "people going to the store, going for a walk on the beach are killing people!!"

SMFH

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (bDqIh)

228 People are hoping this ends and are playing along now. But there will be a time when jobs and 401ks are lost, then look the f^ck out!!!.... there will be hell to pay.

Posted by: Pliney at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (nzKWW)

229 It's almost as if President Trump is provided with first-rate, top-notch information from the experts he has chosen to surround himself with for advice.

Almost.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (wUHYj)

230 I'm making Pulled Pork.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (bKjAM)

231 The lawyers have literally destroyed functional society.
Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:00 PM (eAZVt)

William Shakespeare something something

Posted by: ... at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (94hkk)

232 184 Ain't no ways that Piere Delecto is more conservative than the median (R) Senator
Posted by: Nonapod at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (CLP9I)

That's OK, Ain't no way Bammy is more conservative than the median (D) Senator.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (w+Ped)

233 From the sidebar:
Israeli pharmaceutical company Teva announces donation of 6 million
Hydroxychloroquine tablets to US hospitals to fight Chinese virus
---
Am I the only one that thought:

One American saved for every Jew lost in the Holocaust.
I sure am glad we picked Israel as a friend rather than Iran.

Posted by: Methos at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (kOpft)

234 I can't help but notice a through line of all the coverage of Trump from mid 2015 until now.

Everything he does is wrong.

Everything he does is racist.

It's almost as if these are idees fixe and not anything based on reality.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (GbPPJ)

235 Today I am supporting local businesses by ordering out.
Jersey Mikes for lunch and Mr Jalapenos for dinner.
Woohoo!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (axyOa)

236 230
I'm making Pulled Pork.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (bKjAM)

How long?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (1CjJc)

237 I already said I'd walk over Dem bodies to vote Trump 2020.
I wasn't expecting it to literally be Little Old Ladies but que sera sera.

Posted by: DaveA at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (FhXTo)

238 Ain't no ways that Pierre Delecto is more conservative than the median (R) Senator

If you associate corporatism with "consrrrvative values" then yes.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (ykYG2)

239 There was a reporter today asking trump why he won't do a nationwide shelter in place because "people going to the store, going for a walk on the beach are killing people!!"

SMFH
Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (bDqIh)

My new pair of running shoes arrives tomorrow, and I am outta here!

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (w+Ped)

240 "25 *MILLION* infected? By June?"

Democrat wishcasting. They hope for the worst.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:03 PM (eAZVt)

241 There has never been a vaccine created for a cold virus. All corona viruses are cold viruses. The vaccines kill the hosts. Corona viruses have a high rate of mutation. Look up the family tree for SARS-Cov-2. Its crazy.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (a5D9R)

242 I don't respond to the census. I never have.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (TdMsT)

243 Ugh - our Bishop ordered our parish priest to completely close the church today. No one in at all.



Our priest had discontinued masses but had left it open for private prayer during the day.





Posted by: Tonypete at March 20, 2020 02:36 PM (Y4EXg)


The press release from the Diocese of Joliet IL looks like they are suspending Mass indefinitely including through Easter or until they get the all clear and advising churches to live stream Mass if possible. Thankfully St. John Cantius in Chicago is live streaming Mass. They even have videos of previous Masses up. If I have to do that I do it in Latin

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (LMOIZ)

244 How did Taiwan keep from having to close schools or shutting down cities?

Travel bans.

https://bit.ly/2wqXDAr

How Taiwan Countered Coronavirus Despite a Lack of Info

While Taiwan could not rely on Beijing to provide timely and accurate information, it also received little help from the WHO. The WHO bowed to Beijing's demand in stripping Taiwan's access to the WHO since 2016. The Wall Street Journal reported, "The WHO has held two emergency meetings since the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan wasn't permitted to attend, despite its proximity to China and its handful of confirmed cases." Consequently, "Taiwan often must rely on secondhand information relayed by friendly governments and nongovernmental organizations" to manage its response.

Not receiving any guidance from the WHO turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Taiwan. On Jan. 20, three days before Beijing decided to lock down Wuhan and three other major cities comprised of 60 million residents, and 10 days before the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a public-health emergency of international concern, the Taiwanese public health agency officially activated the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). The CECC was established during the SARS outbreak in 2003, and one of its main responsibilities is to coordinate viral-containment efforts through various governmental agencies.

The CECC's swift actions included imposing travel bans of Wuhan residents as early as Jan. 23, increasing funding and production of masks and starting the mask ration system before the public had a chance to hoard, and providing daily press briefings to reassure and educate the public while fighting misinformation.

The most impressive action regarded how the CECC used technology. An entry quarantine system was launched Feb. 14 so "travelers can complete the health declaration form by scanning a QR code that leads to an online form, either prior to departure from or upon arrival at a Taiwan airport. A mobile health declaration pass was then sent via SMS to phones using a local telecom operator, which allowed for faster immigration clearance for those with minimal risk." By Feb. 18, all hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies in Taiwan gained instant access to their patients' travel histories.

Not surprisingly, the CECC's transparency and decisive measures have received a more than 80 percent approval rating from the Taiwanese, and the public isn't panicking. The Taiwan government has also been able to keep its businesses and schools open while continuing measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. President Tsi Ing-wen saw her approval rating increase from from 56.7 percent in January to 68.5 percent in February.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (Do5/p)

245 Joe retired years ago
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 02:55 PM (LMOIZ)


Ok, I'll play...

Joe who?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (hku12)

246 "25 *MILLION* infected? By June?"

Not likely, but if so most of them will be fine

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (5bxa0)

247 Steve in SoCal, I "learned" yesterday that our fine state has a $21B reserve. How this is possible, in real, non-mafia-front-business accounting terms, is beyond me, but there we are.

A modest proposal: shitcan the rest of the ridiculous HIGH. SPEED. RAIL. fiasco and redirect the money to offset some of the impact of the virus.

Yeah, I'm a dreamer (not a Dreamer), but I'm not the only one.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (rmY2H)

248 I am kinda getting a mullet now since my barber was closed. If it goes on much longer gonna give my self a buzz cut.

Posted by: Big V at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (XEC2p)

249 I'm making Pulled Pork.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (bKjAM)


I like mine on a toasted but with cole slaw on top.

Thanks!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (aS1PU)

250 One good thing about this hysteria. It allows endless virtue signaling from politicians and SJW's who hand out bagged lunches at drive through stations at closed schools.

Those kids still gotta get their proper nutrition.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (7ZMbn)

251 Ok, I'll play...

Joe who?
Posted by: BurtTC

Joe mama!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (d7Ww2)

252 I don't respond to the census. I never have.

If you don't fill out the form they will come to your house... Husband is working for the census this year and they will track you down if they can... Even homeless camps

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (5bxa0)

253 Uncle Joe was afraid to cut the cake.

Posted by: klaftern at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (RuIsu)

254 Perhaps you should crawl back under your bridge?

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (af5xa)

Sweetie, be forgiving. It's one thing that doesn't come in through the ports and isn't required by the government jackboots. You can be kind and forgiving without even breaking a sweat.

I don't think it was meant to be rude.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (vVOK2)

255 249 I'm making Pulled Pork.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (bKjAM)

I like mine on a toasted but with cole slaw on top.

Thanks!
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (aS1PU)


I like mine the same way.

South Carolina sauce and gluten free bread, please.

Thank you.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (TdMsT)

256 I can't stop laughing

https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/
1241056161136168960

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (G546f)

257 I'm making Pulled Pork.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (bKjAM)

I like mine on a toasted but with cole slaw on top.

Thanks!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM



Damn it. I am headed to Jersey Mikes but now I have a craving for a good Cuban sammich.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (axyOa)

258 That's OK, Ain't no way Bammy is more conservative than the median (D) Senator.
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (w+Ped)

Actually that's fairly likely

Posted by: ... at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (94hkk)

259
So, to be clear, the date on the eggs is "flexible?"

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (EvZQi)

260 Barely half a day of shelter in place and I am sick of it. Trying to work from home with a grumpy kid is not fun. *eyes alcohol cabinet*

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (sYDum)

261 >>I like mine on a toasted but with cole slaw on top.


Buns are good. I really like it in a Flour/Corn Tortilla with Slaw.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (bKjAM)

262 So Garret is pulling his pork?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (o2MD2)

263 Those kids still gotta get their proper nutrition.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (7ZMbn)


You just want them fattened up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (rmY2H)

264 242
I don't respond to the census. I never have.

Posted by: Ladyl
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ That actually would be a great tactic for conservatives in liberal districts. The sort of thing I would expect Liberals to do that would piss us off but leave us completely unable to respond effectively against.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (af5xa)

265 Too early for pulling it right now. Gotta wait a few hours.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (bKjAM)

266 I meep, therefore I am.

Posted by: arrrrgh at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (whOIk)

267
Uncle Joe was afraid to cut the cake.

Posted by: klaftern at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM


who's gonna play those eights & aces?

Posted by: Bob Segar at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (hx3Q8)

268 But *CA* alone will have *100 times* that number in the next 8 weeks?

Unless there is a mandatory state-wide mass public meeting in which everyone shakes hands, coughs on each other, and then vigorously rubs their eyes and licks their fingers, how is this remotely plausible?

What am I missing?
Posted by: rhomboid

Common core math?

Seriously, no one's numbers EVER came close to predictions. No China's, Diamond Princess, not the US.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (sLVyZ)

269 Don't fear the meeper. C'mon, man, baby take my hand.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (COzlW)

270 Meepa culpa. Meepa culpa. Meepa gravissima culpa.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (TQ/zJ)

271 So Garret is pulling his pork?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM



So is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (axyOa)

272 I like mine on a toasted but with cole slaw on top.

Thanks!
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM


So...cole slaw is part of the kink?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (ejd/p)

273
If you don't fill out the form they will come
to your house... Husband is working for the census this year and they
will track you down if they can... Even homeless camps

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (5bxa0)

I filled out and submitted mien online and still get endless reminders in the mail with a code for online submision. pain in the ass.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (7ZMbn)

274 Ok, I'll play...



Joe who?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (hku12)

Montana

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (LMOIZ)

275 Ain't no ways that Piere Delecto is more conservative than the median (R) Senator
Posted by: Nonapod

I think it's measuring how liberal or conservative his tweets are. I can see that. Pierre tweeting rock-ribbed conservative muh principles while everything he actually does would put him on the Diablo list.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at March 20, 2020 03:09 PM (VNfwt)

276 Funny. That modal distribution graph for Twitter vs. political leaning has .99 correlation to the one for IQ vs. political leaning.

Posted by: Roy at March 20, 2020 03:09 PM (ABjxW)

277 I think drinking while working is acceptable when working from home... let's take a vote.
Aye!

Posted by: lin-duh at March 20, 2020 03:09 PM (UUBmN)

278 So...cole slaw is part of the kink?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (ejd/p)


hey, don't judge me.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 03:09 PM (aS1PU)

279 "I don't know if all the Chinese who did this were aware of what they
were doing. and I don't think this was anything other than a terrible
accident releasing a bio-agent - but once they realized it was out, the
PRC decided to "spread a little love around"

when they lied about it and sent their million (likely infected) students/workers around the world ... it was essentially an act of war.


When they attacked the US for blocking them, it was a continuation of their malicious bio-invasion. This is a Psy-Op War, whether the bio part was intentionally initiated or not. The Phase II spread to the world was absolutely intentional ... reckless endangerment at best, but we have 1000's dead, so that is negligent homicide.


Saw something about a class action suit against China ... our government should press that themselves. We'll be cancelling $2T in treasury bond holdings, as downpayment. Oh, Panama Canal, yeah, that's ours now too. Those ports you've been buying pieces of ... yeah, those all belong to US.


We really have legit reason to "repossess" ... China did this with intent.

Posted by: illiniwek at March 20, 2020 03:09 PM (Cus5s)

280 You just want them fattened up.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (rmY2H)

Well yeah...but crowded into a pen with troughs is much more efficient.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (7ZMbn)

281 the dog eater was a Leftist as a Senator but positioned himself to the Senate's Right in office. This is one reason how ObamaCare ended up the fascist mess it is, instead of the communist mess that the Congress wanted.

I don't think the dog-eater has a compass; he's a Clinton. But his Congress was Left-er than was BJ's.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (ykYG2)

282 Hey Andy, are liquor stores essential?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (9TdxA)

283 "I don't respond to the census. I never have."

I live in Illinois, and so I am thinking about this. What repercussions are there?

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (eAZVt)

284 Just heard Trump on the radio saying he applauds the actions of Governors Newsom and Cuomo. Dude is getting bad advice ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (FkV9V)

285 Best part of working from home is not slouching around in sweats, knocking around here on the ol' AoSHQ.

No, the best part is having a window to look out of. Beautiful big puffy clouds and blue skies. Snow on the mountains... what's not to like.

Oh yeah... work. Dammit!

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (hku12)

286 Has there been any brouhaha over what seem - to me - obviously completely ridiculous infection #s from the cretinous CA governor (from his public health people, even worse)?

25 *MILLION* infected? By June?

The *world* has about 250K infected. Start the clock whenever you want - November, December at the latest.

The world.

But *CA* alone will have *100 times* that number in the next 8 weeks?

Unless there is a mandatory state-wide mass public meeting in which everyone shakes hands, coughs on each other, and then vigorously rubs their eyes and licks their fingers, how is this remotely plausible?

What am I missing?
Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (El6T/)


How to get the liberals to go to the mass public meeting where they do this?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (rmY2H)

287 Vasili. One meep, only.

Posted by: Marko Ramius at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (sj6zW)

288 249
I'm making Pulled Pork.



Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:02 PM (bKjAM)



I like mine on a toasted but with cole slaw on top.



Thanks!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 20, 2020 03:05 PM (aS1PU)

This isn't long pig and it taint Cannibal Bob.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (1CjJc)

289
lulz:

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,


I love commencement. I love seeing our community come together to celebrate the academic accomplishments of bla bla bla bla....

So it is with an especially heavy heart that I write to inform you that our 369th Commencement Exercises, which would have taken place on Thursday, May 28, must be postponed. Bla bla blah..

Sincerely,
Larry

Lawrence S. Bacow
President
Harvard University

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (EvZQi)

290 I live in Illinois, and so I am thinking about this. What repercussions are there?

If Ill is anything like CA. they will find you..

Posted by: It's me donna at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (5bxa0)

291 >>But *CA* alone will have *100 times* that number in the next 8 weeks?



How many homeless are there in CA?

Maybe the freakout is because they know that there is a big group of people who have poor mental and physical health, poor hygiene, are incapable of taking care of themselves should they get Wuhan flu and no one that they can depend on for help?

Maybe the shelter in place is to protect normies (i.e. voters and donors) from germy hordes of homeless. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (bDqIh)

292 Now I have the Little Nash Rambler song as an earworm. "Meep meep, meep meep, his car went meep meep meep".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (C1Lsn)

293 Jmel: "At what point will the USA get the all clear?"

When the presidency goes Democrat.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (6eEQ+)

294 Should corporations who took advantage of the bailouts, QE, and low interest rates to have massive stock buyback to inflate their prices? No. We should end the "private profits and socialism for losses" mentality in the corporate world.... Banks and Billionaires included. This has been going on for far too long.

Posted by: it begins... at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (a5D9R)

295 All Americans should suffer in place. Democrat governors have virtue to signal!

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (eAZVt)

296 Obama was a Leftie fascist. He wants to co-opt institutions including select industries like banks. So is Liz Warren

Bernie's a commie

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (9TdxA)

297 Just heard Trump on the radio saying he applauds the actions of Governors Newsom and Cuomo. Dude is getting bad advice ...
Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (FkV9V)


No, it's brilliant. Co-opting the Reds. It's harder to dump on what Trump is doing if those clowns are on-board.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (rmY2H)

298 What am I missing?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:01 PM (El6T/)


You answered your question: Mafia accounting.


I think they've put away some savings - a rainy day fund that Brown started after 2008. Given the market and jacking the top rate to 13%, I can see that figure - as I believe its an auto deduct from tax collections.


I said this morning: You will see a commercial in 2024 or 2028 highlighting Newsom and his "leadership" to lock down the state. "Showed courage. Leadership. BS" that why we need to elect him president.


The numbers just play into the commercial. Projected X infected. Lockdown. Not infected. Bingo. Lockdown saved us.


We're about 1.990M short of the "Millions dead from this virus" prediction. It's all to make commercials for Gavin, Coumo, etc. If the numbers bare out, it's Trump's fault.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (Ozpxd)

299 Just think, California can import Chinese labour to build the high-speed rail line!

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (TQ/zJ)

300 Ben Had's shearing emporium open for biz.

2 choices 10 blade or 40 blade.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (oigoJ)

301 Twitter Poll:

Should I shave my mouthpussy?

1. Yes
2. Yes but in yelllow

Posted by: Rick Wilson at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (94hkk)

302 If you don't respond to the census, then you won't be included in representation, either.

Just a thought.

Not sure how that works out in blue states, but it is rather important in some places to keep the wolves at bay.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (vVOK2)

303 Ok, I'll play...

Joe who?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:04 PM (hku12)

Montana
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 03:08 PM (LMOIZ)


Wrong answer! State's closed.

Moose out front shoulda toldya.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (hku12)

304 265
Too early for pulling it right now. Gotta wait a few hours.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:07 PM (bKjAM)

Another one of those WFH benefits.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (1CjJc)

305 Hey folks! Hearing people talk about being bored on self house arrest and giving themselves haircuts, gives me an opportunity to suggest an activity that might help you while away the hours.

Nose hair topiary

Hoping to start a Facebook group.

Posted by: Edward Tweezerhands at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (m45I2)

306 Just heard Trump on the radio saying he applauds the actions of Governors Newsom and Cuomo. Dude is getting bad advice ...
Posted by: ShainS


Sounds like Trump is making them own this.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (sLVyZ)

307 301 Twitter Poll:

Should I shave my mouthpussy?

1. Yes
2. Yes but in yelllow
Posted by: Rick Wilson at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (94hkk)

Those jug ears of his are apparently great for grip when they have to go really deep.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (vVOK2)

308 Newsome fucked up.

He should have at least pushed for Legislative Action to allow this move.

He didn't. He excercised existing Governmental Powers that he refused to implelent in the Homeless / Disease Crisis that preceeded this outbreak.

Rookie mistake. By acting now he has called attention to his inaction in ref. to Homeless as Disease Vectors.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (bKjAM)

309 How many homeless are there in CA?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (bDqIh)


I don't know how many homeless there are, but there is approximately Avogadro's number of vagrants.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (rmY2H)

310 https://bit.ly/2xZpCId
******
Schweizer: Burr Should 'Resign' -- Be Investigated by DoJ for Insider Trading

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (1tIiG)

311 is Omidyar a Persian? Rick Wilson better pray the bug isn't faecal-oral.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (ykYG2)

312 283 "I don't respond to the census. I never have."

I live in Illinois, and so I am thinking about this. What repercussions are there?
Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (eAZVt)

If you live in a GOPish area your representation in state and federal assemblies will be shorted.

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (w+Ped)

313 Just heard Trump on the radio saying he applauds the actions of Governors Newsom and Cuomo. Dude is getting bad advice ...


Posted by: ShainS at March 20, 2020 03:10 PM (FkV9V)



It's a defensive play. Give them the "responsibility" so if something goes sideways, it's on Gavin and Coumo.


Plus, if they reach their hand out for money - he can say, that was your decision. Decisions have consequences. He's not winning Cali or NY regardless.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (Ozpxd)

314 AYE!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (dUJdY)

315
The Taiwan government has also been able to keep its businesses and schools open while continuing measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. President Tsi Ing-wen saw her approval rating increase from from 56.7 percent in January to 68.5 percent in February.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

=======

Trump has gotten on top of the virus itself. Now he needs to get on top of the secondary virus. NOW.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (G51Gf)

316 By the expanded definition of xenophobic, it is xenophobic of a Democrat to address a Republican in a manner which includes any "negativity".

Posted by: SMOD at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (3aI0K)

317 Totally o /t, but I was wondering if anybody else has thought Dr. Fauci is just really enjoying his 15 minutes-or am I just a bad person?

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (lonOK)

318 Hey Andy, are liquor stores essential?


Asking for a friend.

My gout says 'no' but my Irish and Italian blood screams 'yes!'

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (TQ/zJ)

319 watch my link at 256
it's really funny

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (G546f)

320 Burr will demand a bribe as his exit-fee. Same with Loeffler or however you spell that Paolo-riding bint's name.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (ykYG2)

321 Sweetie, be forgiving. It's one thing that doesn't
come in through the ports and isn't required by the government
jackboots. You can be kind and forgiving without even breaking a sweat.



I don't think it was meant to be rude.

Posted by: tcn in AK
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Perhaps you are right. I hope you are.
But tell me, where do you see anyone hoping that anyone dies from this other than on the left?
Meh, I'll let it slide as you suggest, but I wont forget it. I don't like being sucker punched twice.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (af5xa)

322 78 58 Ugh - our Bishop ordered our parish priest to completely close the church today. No one in at all.

Should be beaten.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (NWiLs)


Flogging the bishop?

Posted by: Smash'em at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (1gV6P)

323 "If you live in a GOPish area your representation in state and federal assemblies will be shorted."

Yeah, McHenry county. I guess I'll send it in then.

Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (eAZVt)

324 In Colorado, barbershops and hair salons are now closed by executive order.

Mousse out front should have told you.

Posted by: Edward Tweezerhands at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (m45I2)

325 Libs are fond of saying that WWII is an example of what government can do when it sets its mind to it.

I remember a story about it was actually a consortium of private industries that went to the president and said we'd better build up an arsenal. We were prepared for WWII because of the concern of private industries.

Statists are always trying to sell the state on what it didn't screw up.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (Eicbe)

326 Nose hair topiary

Hoping to start a Facebook group.


Can't be any worse than some of the ones out there. I say go for it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (dUJdY)

327 Maybe the shelter in place is to protect normies (i.e. voters and donors) from germy hordes of homeless. . .



Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:11 PM (bDqIh)



Most people don't interact with the homeless. The infection spreads there, that's the overrun of the healthcare system.


Keeping us even more separated might just work.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (Ozpxd)

328 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (m45I2)

329 Twitter Poll:

Should I shave my mouthpussy?

1. Yes
2. Yes but in yelllow
Posted by: Rick Wilson at March 20, 2020 03:12 PM (94hkk)


Ignoring the Rick F'n Wilson nic here, but you know what the worst part of living in 2020 is?

Whenever I see the P word, I picture Amy Schumer saying it.

Not Trump's comment, not some hot young thang. No. Amy Flippin' Schumer. I hear her voice in my head, see that fat cow in leather, and it's worse than Malcom McDowell having his eyes propped open! No way to wash the images clean anymore. The P word. Forever ruined.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (hku12)

330 In Colorado, barbershops and hair salons are now closed by executive order.

Mousse out front should have told you.
Posted by: Edward Tweezerhands at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (m45I2)
---
Noice.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (Eicbe)

331 >>>65 And yes, the ruling class in this country is essential Burke and they will happy seal you in a room with some facehuggers if they have the opportunity.
Posted by: El Kabong

yes. And I'm glad the Burke reference played.

Posted by: ace at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (PbpT7)

332 277 I think drinking while working is acceptable when working from home... let's take a vote.
Aye!
Posted by: lin-duh at March 20, 2020 03:09 PM (UUBmN)


If you have kids, the drinking is mandatory.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (vVOK2)

333 I'm not worried about Trump's upcoming response to China. I'm worried about the rest of the world's. Is it going to be, oh well, this virus popped up, no one's at fault (except the Americans) so let's all bend over backwards to be nice to China.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (COzlW)

334 That little hump over to the right on the graph is US.

That is the hump the progressives like TFG are trying to eliminate.

I would say that that is also where reality lives.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (LWu6U)

335 It's really hard not to snack all day....and stay in keto...

Posted by: lin-duh at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (UUBmN)

336 Libs are fond of saying that WWII is an example of what government can do when it sets its mind to it.

Which government are they talking about?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:17 PM (rmY2H)

337 Looking at the chart, the avg twitter user is probably pretty far left also.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 20, 2020 03:17 PM (r+sAi)

338 Rookie mistake. By acting now he has called attention to his inaction in ref. to Homeless as Disease Vectors.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (bKjAM)



Yes. And what a glorious mistake it is. He's put himself and Garcetti, who has eyes on governor (and more) straight in the line of sight.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:17 PM (Ozpxd)

339 As a middle aged bald man I would appreciate a mullet.

All business in the front and party in the back!!




Posted by: dananjcon at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (u6xw0)

340 At what point will the USA get the all clear?

Posted by: Jmel at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (qE0C+)


The minute it's announced the November election will be postponed until the plague is gone then the virus will become a nothingburger

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (LMOIZ)

341 In this crisis, where many of us are bound to our homes, we should set aside some beds for dick-inversion surgery.

When some of us are legally forbidden to leave our houses (I'm not), the important thing to remember is not to lose our way of life.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (Eicbe)

342 The essential part of the Marshall Plan that the left never talks about is that it was implemented to STOP COMMUNISM. It was not just a spending spree to fill your donors pockets with cash.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (JRaU+)

343 If you have kids, the drinking is mandatory.

I have kids. They're grown and gone but I'm still acting according to your advice.

Posted by: The Marmot at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (gd9RK)

344 Hey folks! Hearing people talk about being bored on self house arrest and giving themselves haircuts, gives me an opportunity to suggest an activity that might help you while away the hours.

Nose hair topiary

Hoping to start a Facebook group.
Posted by: Edward Tweezerhands at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM



Pilgrim: Hey, have you got any hairs up your nose?

Frenssen: Why?

Pilgrim: I've got some up my ass. Maybe we can tie them together?

Free meeps for the Moron who names the movie.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (ejd/p)

345 20 new deaths today so far, yesterday there were 59 to take us to 209 after yesterday. It has been "exponential" the last week or so.


Day to day may not mean much, but if the 20 today ends up being 40 for all day ... it means a decline in the rate of increase for the first time since the acceleration phase got rolling. Even if there are 59 today, that would indicate a slowing.

But that is me hoping these drugs are working, and social distancing helping. Would take several days and more broad data to have any confidence the thang is being subdued. this site updates frequently, and has a chart that be viewed as either linear or logarithmic.


https://tinyurl.com/sachnme

Posted by: illiniwek at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (Cus5s)

346 I don't know how many homeless there are, but there is approximately Avogadro's number of vagrants.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM


So you're saying there's a mole?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (DMUuz)

347 I always refer back to the Golden Scalp Weasel Rule (Bible, if I'm not mistaken): "Do unto Trump as you would have the backfire unto you"

Newsome is tied into the Pelosi and Brown crime families. I'm not worried about him escaping scrutiny.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (Ry8mf)

348 Lizzy: "Anyone who wants to get an idea of the quality of today's journalists should watch the Trump press briefing earlier today."

I swore off news briefings with Trump long ago. No TVs could survive the onslaught of vulgarity I threw at the MFM.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (6eEQ+)

349 >>As a middle aged bald man I would appreciate a mullet.


I've got one brewing at the moment. Not quite in full effect, but I am not going in for a haircut anytime soon.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (bKjAM)

350 If a young Lucy Lawless scares me does that mean I'm Xenaphobic?

Posted by: Muldoon at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (m45I2)

351 I would say that that is also where reality lives.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 20, 2020 03:16 PM (LWu6U)


Pretty much. We're sitting here, looking way across the valley at the mountains of madness. Mitt lives in the foothills, the "average" twitter user a few ridges in. AOC types live on the other side and have never seen reality.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (8B6Ng)

352 Free meeps for the Moron who names the movie.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (ejd/p)

Das Boot

Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM (w+Ped)

353 290
I live in Illinois, and so I am thinking about this. What repercussions are there?



If Ill is anything like CA. they will find you..

Posted by: It's me donna~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Of course. If you don't reply while in a liberal district they will prosecute you to the end of the earth. Fail to respond in a GOP district and they'll hire you a lawyer to defend your right to privacy, even shelter you as a Whistle blower or some such.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM (af5xa)

354 Looking at the chart, the avg twitter user is probably pretty far left also.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 20, 2020 03:17 PM (r+sAi)
---
Unnatural selection has a role here.

Twitter users are selected for their lack of offense to the leftist principles. In addition, it's harder to select against a leftist, who is allowed to break all sorts of plain-word Twitcher standards, because they are less likely to offend against the politics of Twitter elite.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM (Eicbe)

355 So you're saying there's a mole?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 20, 2020 03:19 PM (DMUuz)


In the government? You bet. Lots of 'em.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM (rmY2H)

356 >I don't know how many homeless there are, but there is approximately Avogadro's number of vagrants.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:13 PM (rmY2H)


6.022 times 10 to the 23rd power golf claps.

Posted by: Muad'dib's Dog Benny at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM (sjdRT)

357 At what point will the USA get the all clear?

Posted by: Jmel at March 20, 2020 02:39 PM (qE0C+)


The minute it's announced the November election will be postponed until the plague is gone then the virus will become a nothingburger
Posted by: TheQuietMan


No worse than the common cold.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (sLVyZ)

358 thanks illiniwek that sounds like good news!

I really do see people taking social distancing very seriously

I also want us (Pennsylvanians) to be able to at least get out and get fresh air.

the whole state isn't Philly you can't rule us like it is

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (j9HX3)

359 Which government are they talking about?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Ha! Ouch...

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (cfSLd)

360 Guess I wasn't clear.

I'm not saying the 25 million # for CA is to be doubted because all estimates are sometimes wrong, and also not a Virus Truther about the general situation.

Just pointing out that the number is wildly, wildly in excess of any # yet bandied about (% wise) for spread of the virus. Wildly so. I think it's even way beyond the already dubious #s generated by the model allegedly being used (at least in part) by CDC, the one from the British institution.

Meanwhile, I've seen no "offical" info/guidance in CA closing any particular businesses other than the bars and restaurants, a few other types, that were included in the very first restrictions (and carry-out still OK). So I guess it's mostly "implied" - if a business/job is considered "non-essential", then by implication, you "shouldn't" open it/do it.

Mention it only because I saw two liquor stores open this morning on my short errand.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (El6T/)

361
Eggs are good after the date on the carton?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (EvZQi)

362 Das Boot
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM (w+Ped)
---
I would have applauded if they got sunk for the 3rd time. That movie is one of the most tedious movies, regardless of the performance by Prochnow.

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (Eicbe)

363 350 If a young Lucy Lawless scares me does that mean I'm Xenaphobic?

No, but you might consider growing a moustache and trying out leather vests.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (ykYG2)

364 Not quite in full effect, but I am not going in for a haircut anytime soon.


Yeah, I'm not afraid of the Wuhans but I've chosen this time to say go ahead hair and beard, see what you can do!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (gd9RK)

365 I remember a story about it was actually a consortium of private industries that went to the president and said we'd better build up an arsenal. We were prepared for WWII because of the concern of private industries.[/]

Morgenthau wrote they had to fight like Hell to keep FDR from nationalizing those industries.

FDR was a douche of immense proportions.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (rIQuo)

366 In Colorado, barbershops and hair salons are now closed by executive order.

Mousse out front should have told you.
Posted by: Edward Tweezerhands at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM

LOL. Same here. A bunch of shit is closed here in Minnesota. bars, resturants (take out or drive through OK) hair salons etc. Seems like we're killing a mosquito with a sledge hammer. Our gov, is speaking now. They were talking or rumor of him ordering shelter in place. This is B.S.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (TNy/K)

367 Free meeps for the Moron who names the movie.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:18 PM (ejd/p)

Das Boot
Posted by: The Federal Reserve at March 20, 2020 03:20 PM


Nicely done. Report to the moose out front for your meeps.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (ejd/p)

368

And the markets are tanking again. So sick of all of this shit

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (LMOIZ)

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (rIQuo)

370
Uncle Joe was afraid to cut the cake.
Posted by: klaftern


But not the cheese.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (aKsyK)

371 Das Boot

I figured it was Human Centipede. Shows where my mind is.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (dUJdY)

372 Totally o /t, but I was wondering if anybody else has thought Dr. Fauci is just really enjoying his 15 minutes-or am I just a bad person?
Posted by: Chillin the most at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (lonOK)


No, you're right. He's getting old, has been doing this for a long long time. He's clearly more bureaucrat than doctor, and I guess he's basically harmless.

Honestly, I don't remember too much from his early AIDS days, whether he was a serious researcher or even all the way back then, mostly bureaucrat. I seem to recall he was instrumental in some aspect of testing, but without looking it up, I've mostly forgotten what he did.

But he keeps coming out there, every time we have one of these epidemic scares.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (hku12)

373
Question: is "Chinese" an ethnicity?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (EvZQi)

374 317 Totally o /t, but I was wondering if anybody else has thought Dr. Fauci is just really enjoying his 15 minutes-or am I just a bad person?
Posted by: Chillin the most at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (lonOK)


it's not just the fame, my lad, it is the Power.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (kgQKM)

375 If a young Lucy Lawless scares me does that mean I'm Xenaphobic?
Posted by: Muldoon


You may be just Muldooning us, but it definitely calls for some research. brb...

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (cfSLd)

376 Nicely done. Report to the moose out front for your meeps.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (ejd/p)
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What's the exchange rate in quatloos?

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (Eicbe)

377 It's not Moors, it's Meeps.
George Costanza

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (COzlW)

378 In Colorado, barbershops and hair salons are now closed by executive order.

Mousse out front should have told you.
Posted by: Edward Tweezerhands


You made my teeth hurt.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (6bzC+)

379 >>Yeah, I'm not afraid of the Wuhans but I've chosen this time to say go ahead hair and beard, see what you can do!

You are 29, right?
I hope you are prepared for disappointment.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (bKjAM)

380 There's been 242 deaths from mexi beer virus. Nationwide. And we are doing this?

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (TNy/K)

381
googles:

Ethnicity:
the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition.



Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:24 PM (EvZQi)

382 What's the exchange rate in quatloos?
Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (Eicbe)
++++++++++
null : null

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 03:24 PM (hYcqw)

383 is "Chinese" an ethnicity?

"Han" is. And the relevant subjects of Xi, Son Of Heaven, are Han or mostly-Han.

So, the same way that "Finnish" and "English" are ethnicities.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (ykYG2)

384 I think drinking while working is acceptable when working from home... let's take a vote.

===
Not acceptable but required.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (pw+jk)

385 H1N1 had a LOWER CFR than the seasonal flu. Coronavirus has at least 10 times the virulence; it left unchecked its virulence would be at least 50 times higher.
Conservatives are saner than Leftists. If only they were also smarter...

Posted by: Craken at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (E67po)

386
Most state's Pensions rely on the stock market.
Just want to mention that.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (EvZQi)

387 Mention it only because I saw two liquor stores open this morning on my short errand.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (El6T/)


Everyone can make a case as being "essential." Even if very far downstream. People come in to work, in offices, on the factory floor, etc. Interaction can be held to a minimum.


Go to a restaurant, bar, etc., there's tons of people purposefully interacting.


As for the number, theory says we'll all be exposed to it at some point. Gavin's gotta sell this "shelter" action. He says December, everyone is "meh."


Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (Ozpxd)

388 Convinced these Govs call each other and coordinate this stupid shit.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (rIQuo)

389 https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/
1241056161136168960
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 03:06 PM (G546f)


His place is an interesting shade of green. If circus peanuts were green, they would be that shade.

Posted by: kallisto at March 20, 2020 03:26 PM (kgQKM)

390 388 Convinced these Govs call each other and coordinate this stupid shit.


oh sure they do

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 20, 2020 03:26 PM (j9HX3)

391 Question: is "Chinese" an ethnicity?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (EvZQi)
---
Yeah, it's that.

But so are most other countries too--why you singling out China, bigot?!

Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:26 PM (Eicbe)

392 It's like the Left are constantly hit with the memory eraser gun from MIB .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 20, 2020 03:26 PM (5IbVn)

393 meme on FB:

They said a mask and gloves were enough to go to the grocery store -
THEY LIED
- everyone else had clothes on!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 20, 2020 03:26 PM (G546f)

394 So, the same way that "Finnish" and "English" are ethnicities.


There's no such thing as Finnish. It's just a conspiracy to steal vowels from the Welsh.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 20, 2020 03:26 PM (gd9RK)

395 >>Convinced these Govs call each other and coordinate this stupid shit.


Nah - Cuomo and Newsome are positioning themselves for future elections.

They are not working in concert. They both want the same piecce of the pie.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (bKjAM)

396 What's the exchange rate in quatloos?
Posted by: Axeman at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (Eicbe)
++++++++++
null : null
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 03:24 PM (hYcqw)
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I take exception!

Posted by: Java at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (Eicbe)

397 government pensions will be bailed out ... us ? not so much.

Posted by: Pliney at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (nzKWW)

398 speaking of the Gates event, Gates Bono Kerry Bushies ... of bunch of them are involved in our virus response team ... and there is a certain corrupt stench to the whole thang.


It looks like conspiracy "theory", but globalists that hate Trump, in charge of trillions being thrown into a crisis ... stinky.


Amazing Polly has some thoughts, and I cued it to her diagram of many of the players, and their involvement in PEPFAR and other globalist groups. She says Ivanka helped convince Daddy to keep on some of the worst actors.


https://tinyurl.com/qvo84gh

Posted by: illiniwek at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (Cus5s)

399 Just scored some tp at WalMart. Already had some but...

Posted by: davidt at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (l3+k2)

400 Here in NJ, our AG has encouraged companies to investigate the use of 'China Virus' as workplace harassment.

He's probably not on China payroll, but he's a committed prog lefty

Posted by: McCool at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (KvRqW)

401 We have 12 cases in AK. All of them traveled in, and all are in quarantine. My office building is closed. I am told to work from home over the VPN, but I cannot log on because there isn't enough bandwidth. My son cannot seem to learn at home because, no school, and who are you to tell me I can't just play for weeks on end (the little shit is about to get his comeuppance....). We are panicked over nothing.

Now CA says it is closed, so probably no more barges from the Lower 48.

This is horseshit all around, folks, and please to remember this next time you vote. Every asshat who shut down our world needs to be voted the hell out, every damned one of them.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (vVOK2)

402 Remember that the average twitter user is a student and an idiot.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (LWu6U)

403 The only way to stop the media from pulling this kind of crap in the future - because now that they have discovered that they can panic the country, they will do it against every future Republican administration - is a massive class action law suit by the general public against the media for them yelling "fire" in a crowded building and inducing panic among the general populous. The discovery for that lawsuit would be absolutely awesome.

Posted by: An Observation at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (2ad6r)

404 Oh - Burke the android from Aliens, not Burke the British political philosopher. Now I get it.

On Twitter, think waaay back to the actual post, just above, to recall that Twitter has lots of good people twitting on it. It's really no more than an aggregator of mini-blogs, for the serious or worthwhile people there. There can be lots of fluff or boring chit-chat and inside baseball on even the better ones, but as with most of life - filter, filter, filter.

I keep pointing this out just because there seem to be people here, starved for decent info and analysis (understandably), who might benefit, but who might not even bother, based on the generic and misinformed Twitter bashing.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (El6T/)

405 >>Most people don't interact with the homeless. The infection spreads there, that's the overrun of the healthcare system.
Keeping us even more separated might just work.
- - - -

All of the homeless getting sick and flooding hospitals is a scary thought.

One benefit of this pandemic is that it is showing that there are a lot of Lefty values/political positions that are easy in good times, and deadly in bad times. It's an excellent red pill along with the inflexibility of some of the people who hold these views to reevaluate them in a crisis.

It's our job to not let this clarification be forgotten when it's over.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (bDqIh)

406 And the markets are tanking again. So sick of all of this shit
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 20, 2020 03:22 PM (LMOIZ)


Soon we'll be back to where it was when the Magic Negro was in the WH.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (rmY2H)

407 Most state's Pensions rely on the stock market.
Just want to mention that.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (EvZQi)


Yes. And given most are underwater from an actuarial standpoint, states will have their hands out.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (Ozpxd)

408 I've got some up my ass. Maybe we can tie them together?

In many ways, this is also the story of barak obama.

Posted by: Nostriledanus, prophet who smelled the future at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (H/bER)

409 399 Just scored some tp at WalMart. Already had some but...
Posted by: davidt at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (l3+k2)


Had you not already planned to shit over the next couple of weeks?

This is what I do not understand about the panic. Do you wait until you are out of it before you buy it again?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2020 03:29 PM (vVOK2)

410 There's been 242 deaths from mexi beer virus. Nationwide. And we are doing this?
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (TNy/K)


We are, yes.

I'm wondering if the name for those who are fearing the worst could be the youneverknows. Like nevertrump. All one word. Lower case.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 20, 2020 03:29 PM (hku12)

411 Chicago Jesus could have barbecued black babies on the White House lawn and suffered no criticism from the media.

Posted by: Chris W at March 20, 2020 03:29 PM (4GUBG)

412 Mention it only because I saw two liquor stores open this morning on my short errand.



Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:21 PM (El6T/)


I'd bet a nickel that the taquerias in my area are open. They seem to be exempt from everything, plastic straws are a-ok as are plastic bags and licking salsa bar ladles.
In-N-Out had a line around the parking lot before Newsom's order yesterday, it's probably nuts today. What makes people think the burgers are safe? I dunno.
And I see "disturbing new trend" of teens coughing on produce for their tik-tok videos. Nice.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 20, 2020 03:29 PM (8B6Ng)

413 Ladyl,
I will share my meeps with all who request a meep.

Posted by: nurse ratched

Even me ?

Posted by: JT at March 20, 2020 03:29 PM (arJlL)

414 Any AR-15 experts around?

I want to pick up a complete upper for my plain-Jane Bushmaster 1990s A2....

How is Anderson Manufactuering stuff?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 20, 2020 03:29 PM (dLLD6)

415 2 Cases in Missoula County.

Closures started on Tuesday when there was only 1.

Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (bKjAM)

416 There's no such thing as Finnish.


*******

If this virus gets a solid foothold in Scandinavia we'll all be Finnish!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (m45I2)

417 380 There's been 242 deaths from mexi beer virus. Nationwide. And we are doing this?
Posted by: Minnfidel at March 20, 2020 03:23 PM (TNy/K)

BUT, expoNENTIAL RiSes are coming!!1

Seriously, I'd like to see detailed stats on the medical and demo background of these cases. Still very suspicious the best strategy may be to give clear guidance to those at high risk, screen facilities that care for vulnerable, and allow the rest of the young and healthy population catch the damn thing.

Posted by: Serious Cat at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (zqs/f)

418



noood

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (EvZQi)

419 All of the homeless getting sick and flooding hospitals is a scary thought.

One benefit of this pandemic is that it is showing that there are a lot of Lefty values/political positions that are easy in good times, and deadly in bad times. It's an excellent red pill along with the inflexibility of some of the people who hold these views to reevaluate them in a crisis.

It's our job to not let this clarification be forgotten when it's over.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (bDqIh)


An EXCELLENT point, as usual, Lizzy.

If for your policies to work you require everything to be perfect, you've given hostages to fortune. Also, you're an idiot, because sooner or later something less than optimal will intrude.

See, e.g., California's budget and public sector pension fund management.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (rmY2H)

420 I take exception!
Posted by: Java at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (Eicbe)
+++++++++++++
Thanks for belly-laugh. I needed that today.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (hYcqw)

421 Saw something about a class action suit against China ... our government should press that themselves. We'll be cancelling $2T in treasury bond holdings, as downpayment. Oh, Panama Canal, yeah, that's ours now too. Those ports you've been buying pieces of ... yeah, those all belong to US.


We really have legit reason to "repossess" ... China did this with intent.



Intrigued. Proposal. Newsletter.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (HaL55)

422 Nah - Cuomo and Newsome are positioning themselves for future elections.

They are not working in concert. They both want the same piecce of the pie.
Posted by: garrett at March 20, 2020 03:27 PM (bKjAM)


Interesting counter point. Might be right.

Either way, they both sip penis by choice. As do their voters.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (rIQuo)

423 Newsome still has not closed down all public transportation. Buses, trains, light rail, subways are all enclosed tubes of viral infection. My conservative guess is 2000% more than eating in a relatively open restaurant or bar.


Also wouldn't be skirting the Constitution(s) because they have control over those things.

So no, he is being quite unserious about stopping a main vector system but hurting private business.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 20, 2020 03:30 PM (pw+jk)

424 Soon we'll be back to where it was when the Magic Negro was in the WH.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (rmY2H)
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This is an artificial depression, not a natural one, due to fatigue and collapse. The infrastructure is still there, the mood will likely still be there (depending on how far we go under). Chances are the market and employers will be raring to go after this lets up.

Posted by: Java at March 20, 2020 03:31 PM (Eicbe)

425 Even me ?
Posted by: JT

but of course, JT. but you must provide

a SHRUBBERY!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 20, 2020 03:31 PM (d7Ww2)

426 There's been 242 deaths from mexi beer virus. Nationwide. And we are doing this?
Posted by: Minnfidel


If you would turn your microscope to the instant that we went from 241 deaths to 242, you will notice a step function that is beyond exponential! Ignore the other 2.8 million deaths in the past year- they are just noise.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2020 03:31 PM (EYsyU)

427
Totally o /t, but I was wondering if anybody else has thought Dr. Fauci is just really enjoying his 15 minutes-or am I just a bad person?
Posted by: Chillin the most

Acts like a meteorologist with a tornado cloud...

Posted by: MarkY at March 20, 2020 03:32 PM (215IN)

428 07 Most state's Pensions rely on the stock market.
Just want to mention that.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 20, 2020 03:25 PM (EvZQi)


Yes. And given most are underwater from an actuarial standpoint, states will have their hands out.
Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (Ozpxd)


Yep. And here's why they're underwater: Democrat politicians saw all that lovely money just sitting there (as they saw it), and all they had to do was assume that the stock market would average 50% returns forever, in which case the pension funds were over-funded. Now how could Democrat politicians help with that over-funding problem? Hmmm. Must think, must think ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 20, 2020 03:33 PM (rmY2H)

429 I also want a list of all of the major players (Soros etc.) who are short selling to tank the stock market.

Posted by: An Observation at March 20, 2020 03:34 PM (2ad6r)

430 Lizzy: "It's our job to not let this clarification be forgotten when it's over."

And it's our job to stop you. We have our smothering pillows at the ready.

Posted by: MFM DNC BIRM at March 20, 2020 03:34 PM (6eEQ+)

431 It's our job to not let this clarification be forgotten when it's over.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 20, 2020 03:28 PM (bDqIh)

Agreed !!

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 20, 2020 03:35 PM (Ozpxd)

432 If a young Lucy Lawless scares me does that mean I'm Xenaphobic?
---
I was always more of a Gabrihollic, myself.

Posted by: Methos at March 20, 2020 03:36 PM (kOpft)

433 nood

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2020 03:37 PM (TQ/zJ)

434 Roosevelt called Big Bill Knudsen, then head of GM, not long after Dunkirk, to come head a war production board.

The the shock of his board, company, and family, Bill said yes, immediately, on the phone (a different America). Knudsen got the ball rolling on converting industry to military production - at this point, to re-arm the US and to provide support to the UK. He later was bumped out of that position but took up a similar one for aircraft production at the (brand new) Pentagon, and was the highest-ranking civilian given military rank (brigadier general).

Knudsen wasn't *too* much of an awesome American success story. Immigrant, worked as a stevedore (was a boxer then too), ended up helping invent modern assembly line production at an auto factory in Buffalo, and quit his job as CEO of the world's biggest corporation (as noted, instantly) to respond to a president's call for a national defense effort.



Posted by: rhomboid at March 20, 2020 03:38 PM (El6T/)

435 Ace --- 4,000 deaths was spot-on for how many Americans died between April '09 and Oct '09, when Obama declared national emergency... 4 months after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic in June '09.

DATA: https://bit.ly/2Wxxhra

CDC TIMELINE: https://bit.ly/2U7LZDD

4,000 deaths from April to Oct is 667 deaths per month.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 20, 2020 03:40 PM (Do5/p)

436 What was the big news in China last fall? Massive Hong Kong protests. How do you shut down protests without looking like the bad guy? You convince the protesters to stay home. How do you do that? Well, a dangerous outbreak would do the trick since you can not only convince people to stay home, you also have the excuse of issuing quarantine orders. Release the bug in a wet market hundreds of miles away, give it enough time to travel, shut down anyone who happens to notice before it's had enough time to spread, then when it does you mobilize the military in a massive and public show of force to scare everyone, and then release fudged data to say whatever you want it to say. Voila, no more protests. A western overreaction that wrecks their economies is the cherry on top. And only a handful of people would ever have to know.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at March 20, 2020 03:41 PM (sknAl)

437 Java: "Chances are the market and employers will be raring to go after this lets up."

While true, some (and probably too many, sadly) cannot survive this shutdown of commerce. So some not insignificant number of businesses will go bankrupt. Big business will cope and have lobbies with which to scoop up resources. Anything smaller than that, though, will be disadvantaged.

This is not a flip-of-the-switch type scenario. That's what's so infuriating. Politicians can turn things on and off on a whim more than a business operation that must have cash flow and business systems with predictable outcomes. Abrupt lurches will destroy businesses.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 20, 2020 03:41 PM (6eEQ+)

438 Yeah, McHenry county. I guess I'll send it in then.



Posted by: Chris M at March 20, 2020 03:15 PM (eAZVt)



*waves at Chris from Walworth Co.*


Rev's church is in McHenry Co. as well.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 20, 2020 04:02 PM (lwiT4)

439 317 Totally o /t, but I was wondering if anybody else has thought Dr. Fauci is just really enjoying his 15 minutes-or am I just a bad person?
Posted by: Chillin the most at March 20, 2020 03:14 PM (lonOK)
--------------------
Yes. Just like the local weatherman when there is a forecast of a hurricane or tornado. They get to interrupt regular programming! They get to blab and blab on air!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 20, 2020 04:25 PM (M/9m0)

440 & #383

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2020 11:32 PM (fUKvD)

441 ſ

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2020 11:32 PM (fUKvD)

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