EMT 03/28/20

It struck me today that starting in the next couple months, we'll be bombarded with tales from people about how they almost died from the 2019 corona virus.

Our current culture will not abide a drama void.

Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM




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1 st

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:03 AM (AHq56)

2 corgis

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:04 AM (AHq56)

3 Rd

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2020 06:04 AM (/6GbT)

4 Personally, I can't wait to get this nightmare beh4nd me and forget it ever happened.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (UGWs/)

5 Slacking here, forgot its Saturday

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (ZCEU2)

6 anti-social distancing ... thread to myself

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (AHq56)

7
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
at March 28, 2020 06:07 AM (cuot+)

8 anti-social distancing ... thread to myself

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know

No you don't

And quit doing THAT!

..NSA Bob...

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:08 AM (vd8XM)

9 laurencejarvikonline.blogspot.com/this post listing pork incoronavirus
https://tinyurl.com/vpx74vs

$1B for Obamaphones
$9.5B to universities

This will make you sick to see

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:08 AM (ZCEU2)

10 Where are the usual suspects? I thought there was a regular Sat. morning crew.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:08 AM (UGWs/)

11
Well, I had a bout with something back around Nov/Dec that was just awful. Felt like pneumonia.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 06:09 AM (sH4ct)

12 Still. Alive.

Posted by: azalea city at March 28, 2020 06:09 AM (WX+x0)

13 Morning all.

Rained all night with thunder and lightning.
I don't have my rain gauge out yet. With our goofy weather the things can freeze.

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:10 AM (vd8XM)

14 Krak, it'll be : i lived through the TP shortage.

Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:10 AM (Z/jzm)

15 9 This will make you sick to see


Inevitable. I was sick the first time "we have to pass it so you can see what's in it" ...

... and then there's her face.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:11 AM (AHq56)

16 Still raining here, same with the thunder and lightening. Sump pump running a lot. Not sure if that, or the storm is what has kept me up.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:12 AM (Z/jzm)

17 9. Yes, Levin was super fired up about the stimulus package. He made it sound like long range consequences would be dire.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:13 AM (UGWs/)

18 10 I thought there was a regular Sat. morning crew.


Picking up the slack ... I'll go back to lurking momentarily.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:13 AM (AHq56)

19 That was nuthin. Ya shoulda seen that big rock land in the Gulf. Now THAT was a busy day.

Posted by: The Atom Bomb of Loving Kindness at March 28, 2020 06:13 AM (lXZ2r)

20 17 He made it sound like long range consequences would be dire.


Compared to Biden 2020 ?

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:15 AM (AHq56)

21 That's pretty early in Nam

Posted by: A lotta nerve at March 28, 2020 06:15 AM (JdcHc)

22 Taking a moment to remember my dad who went to Heaven 30 years ago today. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:16 AM (UGWs/)

23 Said yesterday I will look at any money I receive from the government as my inflation amount.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:16 AM (ZCEU2)

24 A Sean Spicier tweet...

This isn't the first time the Javits Center's been turned into a impromptu field hospital, Hillary's "victory party" was held there.

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

25 French virologist reports 2nd study with Hydroxychloroquine and 79/80 pts saved. 86 y/o was the one death.

Posted by: azalea city at March 28, 2020 06:18 AM (WX+x0)

26 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

You too? Damn. It's a small world.

Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (gLRfa)

27 Morning Mouth Breathers




Ain't dead yet

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (cknjq)

28 Did I tell you about the time I stubbed my toe in the NOVEL Corona times,not the OLDE Passe corona times. Well did I?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (5IHGB)

29 20. I think for a strict constitutionalist like Levin it's hard sometime to see the forest for the trees. He believes this package will put future generations in a world of hurt.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:20 AM (UGWs/)

30 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

You too? Damn. It's a small world.
Posted by: Tuna

And then went to Woodstock

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (vd8XM)

31 >> Taking a moment to remember my dad who went to Heaven 30 years ago today. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Posted by: kallisto

((kallisto)) I know of how you feel.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (Z/jzm)

32 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

You too? Damn. It's a small world.
Posted by: Tuna

And then went to Woodstock
Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (vd8XM)

ok boomers

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (cknjq)

33 G' morning, I'll go back to sleep in a min, or go get some coffeve.

Gonna be a busy AF day here. Tiller doesn't want to run and I need to build a platform for my memory foam mattress to get it higher up.

Posted by: Gmac- The light at the end of the tunnel is the Trump 2020 train. at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (qZdIZ)

34 $1B for Obamaphones

-

Hahaha

Yay, we taxpayers get to keep $1200 of our dollars briefly before paying taxes on that amount too!

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (41rs/)

35 29 strict constitutionalist


Problem is those pesky progressive amendments ...

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:23 AM (AHq56)

36 Since it's slow, I'll re-post this from the end of the last thread:

I've spent the past couple of hours watching Larry Bird videos on utube,
wandering over from the Curly Neal link in the sidebar. My word, what a
ball player! 24p/10r/6a for his career.


Of course, being an
older 29-yo and a b-ball fan, I saw a lot of those clips in real time.
Wife (both current and ex) and I have never missed an NBA championship
series or a Final Four game. Well, until this year.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:24 AM (YqED9)

37
It struck me that Fauci and some others had an extreme view of 'anecdotal', as in, if it's not the result of a 5 year double blind CDC full on research project, it's merely anecdotal.
And that's BS. Fauci as much as stated that a doctor's patient data is anecdotal, which would invalidate a metric fuckton of research.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 06:24 AM (sH4ct)

38 36 I saw a lot of those clips in real time.


First year I watched the final four, featured Bird vs Johnson, IIRC.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 28, 2020 06:25 AM (AHq56)

39 31. thanks mlii. It's kind of puzzling how they fade into the mist, but then certain days they're back in high relief.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:25 AM (UGWs/)

40 Taking a moment to remember my dad who went to Heaven 30 years ago today. I remember it like it was yesterday.
Posted by: kallisto


Coming up on my dads passing 30 years ago too.
I still miss him.

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:26 AM (vd8XM)

41 Fauci as much as stated that a doctor's patient data is anecdotal, which would invalidate a metric fuckton of research.

"If it works in theory, it'll work in practice, in theory."

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:26 AM (YqED9)

42 mlii, did you ever make the blueberry bread?

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:29 AM (UGWs/)

43 kallisto, staying weekends in the house where I grew up, there are constant reminders of dad. I keep wishing he'd be up from his basement workshop, or in from working outside. My old room was turned into a spare bedroom, and has shelves filled with his books. My goodness I miss him!

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:30 AM (Z/jzm)

44

HB, on Larry Bird.

Read that Pat Riley said that if he needs someone to make a shot to win a game, he wants MJ.
If he needs someone to make a shot to save his life, he wants Larry.

MJ, pffft.
Doesn't even make my starting five.

Russell
Robertson
Maravich
Bird
Johnson

Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 06:30 AM (xcF3W)

45 >>mlii, did you ever make the blueberry bread?
Posted by: kallisto

My plan for this weekend...rainy and cool here, good day to bake

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:31 AM (Z/jzm)

46 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

You too? Damn. It's a small world.
Posted by: Tuna

And then went to Woodstock''

Far out!

Posted by: Tuna at March 28, 2020 06:32 AM (gLRfa)

47 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 06:33 AM (O4024)

48 Skip said he was having all of us over for cheesesteaks and stromboli. He's friendly like that!

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:35 AM (UGWs/)

49
"And then went to Woodstock''



Far out!

Posted by: Tuna"

Don't take the brown Acid....


Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 06:35 AM (LfHBm)

50 [i38
36 I saw a lot of those clips in real time.

First year I watched the final four, featured Bird vs Johnson, IIRC.

I got started in HS, Enquiring Minds. Dad had season tickets to the USC Gamecocks games and took me to a lot. Then I went off to UNC-CH. Then I started following favorite players that went pro. And now here we are.

Can't say I can consider it time wasted, either, though maybe a bit overdone. It's not a bad thing to watch excellence in action. I feel the same way about listening to good music.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:35 AM (YqED9)

51 Well, at least I left the better of the two tags unclosed.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:36 AM (YqED9)

52 https://covid19stats.global/state/
Finally was updated last night, Pa at 22 fatalities NY at 527

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:39 AM (ZCEU2)

53 (peeks in)

Mornin'

(goes back to work)

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 06:39 AM (MVR7y)

54 Going to try this one from Sally's Baking Addiction:
Blueberry Muffin Bread
https://tinyurl.com/r9uvwef

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:40 AM (Z/jzm)

55 Going to try this one from Sally's Baking Addiction:
Blueberry Muffin Bread
https://tinyurl.com/r9uvwef

Posted by: My life is insanity

I'll bring some butter.

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:42 AM (vd8XM)

56 My BF said a car loaded with gear drove down the hill to the atrocity development across the street from him. It had NY plates. SEPA is doomed. Not from the virus but the libtards invading us. First it was Philly refugees, now NY?

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (UGWs/)

57 Should be ready early afternoon, Bruce!

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (Z/jzm)

58
Here you go, teej, for my own list. I couldn't keep it to five.

Starters: Russell, Bird,
Erving, Jordan, M. Johnson
Second
Unit: Walton, Barkley, Havlicek, Robertson, D. Johnson
Utility:
Cowens, Pippen

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (YqED9)

59 Good Morning Morons. Sorry, no links today. Slept late.

Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

60 Sorry 'bout the formatting!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 06:46 AM (YqED9)

61 Our county got hit with a complete shutdown starting tonight with some exceptions. Our business is not one of them. We have a small office in 4 unit office building. Building owner is not happy and wants to work too. I'm thinking of going in anyways, hate working at home especially with kids.

Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

This sucks, can't believe it is happening.

Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 06:46 AM (sGobE)

62 We live in an area with a very large per capita number of this crap. One of my employees has been in icu for a week. Another employee's mom was placed in ccu Wed. That she's still alive is a minor miracle.

There were two separate funerals here the first Sat of March. Same funeral home and "maybe" the same Minister. Idk for sure about that. At least five deaths from the two funerals. That's how the Mom got it. Don't know how my employee got it.

Now his wife has it. Idk if their kids do or don't have it. I spoke to him from the hospital yesterday. He could barely speak a complete sentence.

Most people won't get it but make no mistake, you don't want this sht.

A prayer for T Bone and his family. Another for Lollipop and her's.

tldr? Fk the ccp!

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:47 AM (cknjq)

63 Should be ready early afternoon, Bruce!
Posted by: My life is insanity

Great!

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:47 AM (vd8XM)

64 First it was Philly refugees, now NY?
Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (UGWs/)


If there's one thing I like more than locusts - it's condescending locusts with Yankee accents.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 06:48 AM (pQplJ)

65
Ramirez
https://patriotpost.us/cartoons/28385

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:48 AM (Z/jzm)

66

" libtards invading us. First it was Philly refugees, now NY?

Posted by: kallis"

Same here, a lot the NY'ers have 2nd homes/camps her but a lot are

just renting B'nB's to get out of the city.. a lot of the ones coming are
showing signs of beerbug...

Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 06:49 AM (LfHBm)

67 Good Morning Morons. Sorry, no links today. Slept late.
Posted by: Vic

In 40 years Vic will post,

On this day in 2020, I overslept.

/jk

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

68 The guy with the suspicious "package" was just playing hide His SALAMI.
All the cashiers offered to check him out.

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:49 AM (5IHGB)

69 Here's one way to look at our present situation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZIc71Nt52s

Have a great day horde.

Posted by: Panhandler at March 28, 2020 06:50 AM (S/rwf)

70 I will survive

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

71 GIRTHFUL & MIRTHFUL or just FULL?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:50 AM (5IHGB)

72
Hide the Salami can only be properly played in a janitor's closet.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (sH4ct)

73

" it's condescending locusts with Yankee accents."

Hey I resemble that fact eh ya...

Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (LfHBm)

74

WHAT did you do IN the Whore Grandpa?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (5IHGB)

75 Ocean City Md isn't even letting property owners into the city, if the Ocean City property is not their primary residence.

Have some friends with condo's there, who are not being allowed in.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 06:53 AM (O4024)

76 US KoronKrap

104,837 cases

1711 deaths

Posted by: Vic at March 28, 2020 06:53 AM (mpXpK)

77 Ramirez
https://patriotpost.us/cartoons/28385
Posted by: My life is insanity

Yep. Let it never be said that something wasn't done

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

78 >>Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 06:46 AM (sGobE)

There are "essential" business/workers so there are people out and about here. And you can still drive to stores and to take care of family members. Companies have been giving papers to employees that state they work for an essential business in case they are stopped. It's all very creepy.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:54 AM (Z/jzm)

79 Ripley, we,ve been progressively restricted until asshole ordered full SIP last Sunday. The enforcement seems to be random. If you know a roadway the Staties routinely patrol, have documentation just in case you're pulled over. Local cops not really involved in enforcement so far.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:54 AM (UGWs/)

80 Good morning y'all.
Saw an article yesterday saying that Costco is refusing to accept returns on all the TP, hand sanitizers and Clorox bought in the panic.
They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.

Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:55 AM (NP5PC)

81 >>They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.
Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:55 AM (NP5PC)

Next up: garage sales increasing

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:56 AM (Z/jzm)

82 80 Good morning y'all.
Saw an article yesterday saying that Costco is refusing to accept returns on all the TP, hand sanitizers and Clorox bought in the panic.
They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.
Posted by: ALH



Ebay!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 06:56 AM (MVR7y)

83 Not only did I get the fun number at 69, I tagged the wrong clip. Click on the "parodies " inset on the left to get the full rendition.

Posted by: Panhandler at March 28, 2020 06:56 AM (S/rwf)

84 We have gone from normal on 12th March to virtually a police state in two weeks. A few radio talk show hosts including Rush have been shocked how fast that happened.
And the Leftists now have a blueprint on how to do it, claim a national security heath threat.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)

85 They're stuck with a garage full of the stuff.
Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:55 AM (NP5PC)

Next up: garage sales increasing
Posted by: My life is insanity

I don't care how cheap it is, I ain't buying garage sale TP!

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (vd8XM)

86 Texas

23,666 tested
1,731 cases
23 deaths

Stats:
0.08% infection rate
0.01% tested to infected rate
0.1% death rate from infection
0.0000768% death rate to population

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 06:58 AM (JFO2v)

87 Now that the kids are being home schooled, the Bible can be put back on the curriculum.

Posted by: ALH at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (NP5PC)

88 Did start seeing hand sanitizer bottles last couple trips, I have 1 in my truck always so was fine with that and didn't need another.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (ZCEU2)

89 Looks like it's going to be lots of rainy day fun inside the Dungeon of Discord.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (Dc2NZ)

90 74

WHAT did you do IN the Whore Grandpa?
Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:51 AM (5IHGB)

The things your Grandma would not!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (JFO2v)

91 Stats:
0.08% infection rate
0.01% tested to infected rate
0.1% death rate from infection
0.0000768% death rate to population

MATH! I'm not even awake yet and you're doing math?

Posted by: Panhandler at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (S/rwf)

92 88 Did start seeing hand sanitizer bottles last couple trips, I have 1 in my truck always so was fine with that and didn't need another.
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:59 AM (ZCEU2)

made some up!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (JFO2v)

93 So all of Russia still has less than 1270 cases..


And, only 4 deaths.


Yet I don't hear anyone suggesting that we follow the Russian protocols for this.Either they are amazingly successful at controlling this.

Or completely full of shit.


You decide.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (O4024)

94 66. Comes a point the natives just have to shun them. Refuse them rervice unless they're in a bunny suit. Take their grocery order by phone and leave their bag on the curb outside the store. A town get quickly infected, as weirdflunky's post demonstrates.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:01 AM (UGWs/)

95
", I ain't buying garage sale TP!"

It's only been slightly used Bruce...

Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:01 AM (LfHBm)

96 Am going to try by December to get back to the usual 50 rolls in house stock that always questioned why we need that many but now I know.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:02 AM (ZCEU2)

97 PDT BAM!

I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic, the president wrote. Yet your Governor, Gretchen Half Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesnt have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude! #MAGA

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:03 AM (JFO2v)

98 I ain't buying garage sale TP!"

It's only been slightly used Bruce...
Posted by: beanervt

HA!
If it's double ply, only the first ply was used

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:03 AM (vd8XM)

99 And the Leftists now have a blueprint on how to do it, claim a national security heath threat.
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)


I knew the powers-that-be were pricks. No surprises there. But honestly - I gotta' thank 'em.

Because I truly appreciate how this has exposed all the goody-two-shoes, come on guys we've got to take this super serious people in my midst. Believe me - I've taken notice.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:03 AM (pQplJ)

100 >> Did start seeing hand sanitizer bottles last couple trips, I have 1 in my truck always so was fine with that and didn't need another.
Posted by: Skip

Still none around here. We're getting low on the stuff we put out on our counter for customers to use at point of sale. I did find the ingredients to make my own. Just not enough to last for long on the store counter.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 07:04 AM (Z/jzm)

101 The Corporations helping out with shortages.

Dodge Dildos : RAM TOUGH?

KFC cheap toilet paper : Finger Licking GOOD !!!

Lays Co. sex dolls : Bet you can't eat only one ?



any more Morons?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 07:04 AM (5IHGB)

102
Either they are amazingly successful at controlling this.

Or completely full of shit.

You decide.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:00 AM (O4024)


*rubs chin thoughtfully*

Mmmmmm, I think I know which one.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:05 AM (7rVsF)

103 Did read that half whit gov was employee of Soros.

Posted by: azalea city at March 28, 2020 07:05 AM (WX+x0)

104 Hurray! My county has the second highest number of COVID cases in the state.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 07:05 AM (Dc2NZ)

105 Anybody know the number of flu related deaths we have had in February and March, so far?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (O4024)

106 Remember the Boston bomber and how the whole city was shut down with "shelter in place" order for the manhunt of the two pathetic, scared terrorists? It always disturbed me how easily that was done with no push-back. And the "Yeah, but this is important, people can die!" response of the lemmings told me the govt could do whatever it wants anytime to us. After 40 years of creeping "nanny-state knows best" here we are under martial law and 70% (my estimate) of the country thinks that is just fine.

Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (sGobE)

107 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

-

Find out what the exceptions are and be doing that.

Grocery shopping is probably the best reason, but I doubt you'll be stopped. The cops probably don't have any interest in make work unless they are forced to do it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (41rs/)

108 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

Yet refuse to test ANYONE for citizenship/Immigration status.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:07 AM (O4024)

109 Hillary Clinton
@HillaryClinton
He did promise "America First."

Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases. If you voted for this scrunt I hope your fingers are burning now.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

110 Grocery shopping is probably the best reason, but I doubt you'll be stopped. The cops probably don't have any interest in make work unless they are forced to do it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Probably more concerned with stopping people that dare to be within the 6 foot "safety zone"
Just to be seen doing something

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:09 AM (vd8XM)

111 Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.

Video of street dealers with gloves and masks conducting drug deals, in the open.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (O4024)

112
"h "shelter in place" order for the manhunt of the two pathetic,"
That was because the Boston Cops hadn't had a good shoot out
for a long time and they knew the lead would be flying because
pent up cops free fire order...and lots of ammo to go thru....


Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (LfHBm)

113 If it saves 1/10000ths of 1% of lives its worth the $16T in destruction of wealth!

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (41rs/)

114 Not always sure looking up a store on line to see if its open is accurate. Under normal circumstances it might be but is it really now open?
Showing my favorite donut shop to be open, so when I go on my scavenger hunt am going to stop by and see. I am sure they can use some business.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (ZCEU2)

115 >>Anybody know the number of flu related deaths we have had in February and March, so far?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:06 AM (O4024)

2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC
https://tinyurl.com/v4fwawz

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (Z/jzm)

116 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

They're idiots. If they want to maximize panic - the last thing they should want is universal testing.

The current selection bias maximizes fatality percentage. Universal testing will only drive down the infection rate as well as mortality rate.

But - like I said - idiots.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (pQplJ)

117 Probably more concerned with stopping people that dare to be within the 6 foot "safety zone"
Just to be seen doing something

-

Ha. Put a mask on to drive and cough a lot when you're pulled over.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (41rs/)

118 Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases. If you voted for this scrunt I hope your fingers are burning now.
Posted by: rhennigantx

The Chinese lost count of the deaths. They were keeping track on an abacus, and Ping the new hire millennial thought it was an Etch a Sketch.

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (vd8XM)

119 108 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

Yet refuse to test ANYONE for citizenship/Immigration status.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:07 AM (O4024)

COVID cant vote!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

120 Krak, your opening leads me to believe there's gold in Corona Survivor tee shirts.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (C1Lsn)

121 Shit got real.


https://nbcnews.to/3atpOxq

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (O4024)

122 62. that's terrible, weirdflunky. I didn't take the bug seriously until my physician friend called and told me the viral load on a swab is ten times greater than that of the flu. She told me what it does to the lungs and asked if I wanted to see X-ray images. I said, 'no I'll take your word for it'

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:12 AM (UGWs/)

123 G'mornin' Horde !

Out here among the cows and corn I have not seen any enforcement efforts at all. Bars and restaurants closed, gun stores open, grocery stores pretty much fully stocked, except TP is still in short supply, wtf ?


Grim milestone dept reports we now have one case in the county.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 07:13 AM (cqteU)

124 VIA - wonder if some of the seasonal flu patents have got into the Wuhan virus stats, on the other hand suggested the other day this has taken over the seasonal flu, kind of like the squirrels muscling out the chipmunks for supremacy.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:13 AM (ZCEU2)

125 ha!

So, everybody who needs one will be able to get a ventilator?" Karl asked again.

"Look, don't be a cutie pie. OK?" Trump responded. "Nobody's ever done what we've done. Nobody's done anything like we've been able to do."

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:14 AM (JFO2v)

126 When I were a lad I used to walk to school dying from Corona.

Uphill.

Both ways.

In the snow!

Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2020 07:14 AM (hegD7)

127 OK, this shut down order for my county allows bike shops to stay open (essential service) but no exception for an engineering office. LOL! It's like something out of the Onion.

We are governed by PC idiots that want to kill us. But we already knew that.

Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:15 AM (sGobE)

128 Oh, and good morning.

*Cough*

Posted by: Robert at March 28, 2020 07:15 AM (hegD7)

129 59 Good Morning Morons. Sorry, no links today. Slept late.
Posted by: Vic
______________

We'll overlook it this one time.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (k4dH2)

130 Saw somewhere stats speculating China has/ might have 800,000 cases. It is laughable the US has passed China.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (ZCEU2)

131 128 Oh, and good morning.

*Cough*
Posted by: Robert



MF'r...(puts on HAZMAT suit).

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (MVR7y)

132 " 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC
https://tinyurl.com/v4fwawz"


Thank you for that link.

If we drill down further into the data.


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (O4024)

133 U was struck? Oh the humanity.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at March 28, 2020 07:17 AM (6H0QF)

134 109 Hillary Clinton
@HillaryClinton
He did promise "America First."

Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases. If you voted for this scrunt I hope your fingers are burning now.
_________________

She's so classy, isn't she? Smug, nasty bitch.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:17 AM (k4dH2)

135
"Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.




Posted by: Village Idiot's"

What about the muggers? Do they follow social distancing protocols?

Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (sGobE)

136 Vic don't fret it, there are only so many Wuhan virus stories out there, nothing else is happening.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (ZCEU2)

137 132 " 2019-2020 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates | CDC
https://tinyurl.com/v4fwawz"


Thank you for that link.

If we drill down further into the data.


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:16 AM (O4024)

I did not look but guessing about 1000 death per week.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (JFO2v)

138 125 ha!

So, everybody who needs one will be able to get a ventilator?" Karl asked again.

"Look, don't be a cutie pie. OK?" Trump responded. "Nobody's ever done what we've done. Nobody's done anything like we've been able to do."
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:14 AM (JFO2v)

This was such a great moment. And you just know that Jon Karl has no idea why that's not a "serious question"--which he went on to say that it was.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 07:18 AM (KXX3K)

139 Road Blocks....show me your papers.
Travel outside of your neighborhood, get permission from the Ministerium für Staatsicherheit.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:19 AM (JgA9e)

140
don't have to worry about the woodpecker this morning, with the rain & all

Posted by: AltonJackson
...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
at March 28, 2020 07:19 AM (ceGvW)

141 "What about the muggers? Do they follow social distancing protocols?"

City has hired the underutilized corner squeegee kids to hand out bag lunches.

$50.00 per day.


What ever happened to the demand for a 'Living Wage'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (O4024)

142 Power Line's week in pictures:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/sxvzfr7

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (KXX3K)

143 HillaryClinton
He did promise "America First."

-

"If I were president this wouldn't be a problem."

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (41rs/)

144 135
"Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.




Posted by: Village Idiot's"

What about the muggers? Do they follow social distancing protocols?
Posted by: Ripley



The Wire really was a documentary.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 07:20 AM (MVR7y)

145 We are living what can easily be written in a Zombie apocalypse book or movie as the beginning.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:21 AM (ZCEU2)

146 "111 Baltimore radio is reporting that the open air drug markets are actually practicing safety precautions.

Video of street dealers with gloves and masks conducting drug deals, in the open.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:10 AM (O4024) "




Thank you !

That is so choice, I just can't even ! LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 07:21 AM (cqteU)

147 Abbott Labs has developed a test that can give virus results in 5 minutes. Going to send 50,000 units out every day, starting 4/1.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:22 AM (k4dH2)

148 Influenza Deaths per Week for 2020

407
442
429
457
433
460
466
476
525
484
365

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:22 AM (JFO2v)

149 We are governed by PC idiots that want to kill us. But we already knew that.
Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:15 AM (sGobE)


I had long believed that PC had eliminated our national ability to effectively respond to any serious threat. 9/11 and now COVID has confirmed that belief for me.

We lacked the will to respond to an islamic attack by striking back directly at the muslim world - and now we lack the will to isolate the groups that are spreading covid. We insist on uniform solutions for all instead of targeting the specific problem.

We couldn't fight WW II now. We would insist on separating the NAZIs from the good germans.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (pQplJ)

150 "116 Still wondering why the left demands that we test the entire population for Covid-19.

They're idiots. If they want to maximize panic - the last thing they should want is universal testing.

The current selection bias maximizes fatality percentage. Universal testing will only drive down the infection rate as well as mortality rate.

But - like I said - idiots.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:11 AM (pQplJ)"




Math is hard !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (cqteU)

151 140
don't have to worry about the woodpecker this morning, with the rain & all
Posted by: AltonJackson
...and remember that we are not descended from fearful men
at March 28, 2020 07:19 AM (ceGvW)

peckerwoods will be more of a problem!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

152 106. We got our first taste of police state when they sent a SWAT team, two drones, and an armored vehicle to extract a poor guy who just wanted to be left alone. I was blogging the event in real time, happened about four months ago I guess.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:23 AM (UGWs/)

153 lacked the will to respond to an islamic attack by striking back directly at the muslim world - and now we lack the will to isolate the groups that are spreading covid

-

And I guarantee that some sweeping PATRIOT Act bullsh*t to make us less free in ways that are completely unrelated to catching a cold are going to come from this.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:25 AM (41rs/)

154 Don't forget with Pete Buttigieg as President, selling drugs on your street corner would be no problem, as long as you practice social distancing and wear gloves and masks.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:26 AM (JgA9e)

155 I'd better get downstairs, I hear mom getting up.

Hope this is not going to be one of her extremely crazy days. Fingers crossed!

Later, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 07:26 AM (Z/jzm)

156 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (arJlL)

157 Rhode Island seems to have a plan.

https://bloom.bg/2UogEg2

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (O4024)

158 Forgot to look at Powerline this morning, too funny

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (ZCEU2)

159 My bunch is stirring, too. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (41rs/)

160 Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.

Posted by: krakatoa

Which one ?

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (arJlL)

161 Hahaha. My local ' closed ' gin mill let's us sit on stools 6 feet apart.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at March 28, 2020 07:28 AM (6H0QF)

162 Looking forward to the collision between an approved Woo-Flu vaccine...


And the anti-vaxer's.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:29 AM (O4024)

163 We got our first taste of police state when they sent a SWAT team, two drones, and an armored vehicle to extract a poor guy who just wanted to be left alone.

But as long as those brave officers made it home to their families, it was all worth it. Thats all that matters.

*plays Lee Greenwood, holds up lighter*

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:29 AM (pQplJ)

164 Saw Trevor Loudon's documentary "The Enemies Within" last night. Not that I didn't know most of this, but still chilling to see it all at once.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:30 AM (nhgiS)

165 Did I tell you about the time I stubbed my toe in the NOVEL Corona times,not the OLDE Passe corona times. Well did I?

Posted by: saf at March 28, 2020 06:19 AM (5IHGB)


Oh fuck. That almost made sense.

I'm losing it, ain't I? Be blunt.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2020 07:30 AM (Z4rgH)

166 Ripley if your engineering office supports critical infrastructure you're good. Even IT is deemed 'life sustaining' in PA. Your gov. should have the list online. Look for the applications associated with your engineering biz.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:30 AM (UGWs/)

167
Speaking of drones, anybody here with experience? I got a $500 budget, currently looking at the Mavic Mini or the FiMi X8 SE, primary consideration is as a camera platform.
I'm leaning towards the Mini if there's any hope of software updates for it. DJI good along those lines?

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (sH4ct)

168 Here in upstate 300 miles from NYC we have had 4 deaths so far. One person from Italy and 3 from NYC. I grew up in the Catskill mountains, and my relatives are worried, as so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (JgA9e)

169 167

look at wirecutter reviews

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

170 Powerline Week in Pictures:

https://tinyurl.com/sxvzfr7


I like the suggestion that they mock up an Oval Office For Joe Biden and tell him he won.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 07:33 AM (Dc2NZ)

171 109 Hillary Clinton
@HillaryClinton
He did promise "America First."

Commenting on Chinese media that US has most cases.
______________

We don't have the most cases per capita, which is the number that counts. We have a lot of cases because we're a big country, but we not only have fewer infections per capita, we also have one of the lowest rates of deaths from the virus.

But you gotta love that Hillary. Her sneering satisfaction over the number of virus deaths in the U.S. is the sign of a true patriot!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (k4dH2)

172 32 ''Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.''

You too? Damn. It's a small world.
Posted by: Tuna

And then went to Woodstock
Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 06:21 AM (vd8XM)

ok boomers

Posted by: weirdflunky at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (cknjq)

"ok boomers"?

Ten four, Tide Pod!

Posted by: Parker at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (zV/fi)

173 Gooshy - How much ordance are you looking for it to carry?

Hellfires or .223 miniguns maybe?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (ZCEU2)

174 Tiller doesn't want to run and I need to build a platform for my memory foam mattress to get it higher up.--
I don't think that is the right tool...

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (dQF3z)

175 84 We have gone from normal on 12th March to virtually a police state in two weeks. A few radio talk show hosts including Rush have been shocked how fast that happened.
And the Leftists now have a blueprint on how to do it, claim a national security heath threat.
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)

I have been thinking this, as well.

Just wondering.... are we ever going to be free again?

I mean, how do you ever know if might have some kind of virus before you show symptoms? They all work like that.

And yes, I'm one of those people who think they might have had it in late Jan./early Feb. Came out of nowhere, right to the bronchs, fever, really sick for a week, cough that scared my husband, doctor, cherritussin, albuterol inhaler, still not really feeling great, then I had a UTI, took a long course of antibiotics, and finally started to feel better after that. I described it to someone at work as if I had just woken up after almost a month.

Posted by: Gem at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (65i3Q)

176
Oh fuck. That almost made sense.
I'm losing it, ain't I? Be blunt.
Posted by: GnuBreed

Nah, you're fine. It's just "the saf effect" kicking in.
Boy, I remember the first time he made sense to me. Just remember to breathe.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:35 AM (sH4ct)

177 ... I grew up in the Catskill mountains, and my relatives are worried, as so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (JgA9e)


Hey Colin. Are you the author of many an AT articles?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2020 07:36 AM (Z4rgH)

178 But you gotta love that Hillary. Her sneering satisfaction over the number of virus deaths in the U.S. is the sign of a true patriot!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (k4dH2)


I take satisfaction in the knowledge that one day I'll be able to hoist a cold beer in celebration of her departure from this mortal coil.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:37 AM (pQplJ)

179 If you live in a blue state, your leadership wants you to get sick and die. That is your greatest usefulness to them and the cause.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:37 AM (nhgiS)

180
Hellfires or .223 miniguns maybe?
Posted by: Skip

Uhm....Vulcan cannon would be nice.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:37 AM (sH4ct)

181 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (JFO2v)

182 Hurray! My county has the second highest number of COVID cases in the state.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Stay safe Eris !

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (arJlL)

183
"as so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.


Posted by: Colin"
That's our problem here across the lake.... city peeps are invading and
bringing the bug.. we should set up a citizens patrol and start shooting them as they cross the bridge..

Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (LfHBm)

184
Her Majesty and I went to Kroger last night. No paper products or cleansers, canned goods and bread somewhat picked over, not much bottled water. The store was otherwise well stocked with plenty of meat, eggs, veggies and dairy products. Not too crowded either.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (7rVsF)

185
First day of a promised two days of rain. Indoor chores beckon.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (pNxlR)

186 :Ripley if your engineering office supports critical
infrastructure you're good. Even IT is deemed 'life sustaining' in PA.
Your gov. should have the list online. Look for the applications
associated with your engineering biz.
Posted by: kallisto"


We provide engineering design for new construction. It is a county order so not as detailed as state order. I can probably get by under the Logistics and Tech Support exception I found since we get calls with questions from the contractors. That is my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Ripley at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (sGobE)

187 Tyrants gonna tyrant: https://tinyurl.com/u7nf5a4

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (Xesvh)

188
Hurray! My county has the second highest number of COVID cases in the state.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Over-achiever.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (sH4ct)

189 Michigan Gov playing politics with your life!

March 24, 2020
TO: Licensed Prescribers & Dispensers
RE: Reminder of Appropriate Prescribing and Dispensing
Dear Licensed Prescribers and Dispensers:
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has received multiple allegations of
Michigan physicians inappropriately prescribing hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to
themselves, family, friends, and/or coworkers without a legitimate medical purpose.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (JFO2v)

190 Heard rumors that Ol' Gretch might shutdown the schools for the rest of the year

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (/6GbT)

191 176 Gooshy, you must be a real genius. I look at saf's posts and think about how the Bletchley Park codebreakers would call it quits and go for a pint or six.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (C1Lsn)

192 mornin yall. Birds are singing, the Sun is coming up, temp 67. Good day to shelter in place.

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (Tnijr)

193 181 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!
Posted by: rhennigantx



Cuban rum?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (MVR7y)

194
181 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (JFO2v)


It's fish tank cleaner.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 28, 2020 07:40 AM (pNxlR)

195

It had it's place, HB.

All three major sports for me.
Baseball started it.
Dizzy and Pee Wee doing the game of the week.
Cardinals vs Yankees W.S.

Saw that Yankees team play KC when I was 10.

Heh!! Put the fone down for a while, came back to discover,,,,

I hadn't hit post.
That would be the Mantle, Maris, and such Yankees.
My eyes were big as pie plates for three days after.

Excellence

Indeed. The things the great ones can do?

Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 07:41 AM (xcF3W)

196
First it was Philly refugees, now NY?
Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:45 AM (UGWs/)


"You cracker losers should be delighted to catch this disease from us sophisticated New Yorkers! Where can I get a pastrami sandwich around this godforsaken place?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:42 AM (7rVsF)

197 ...so many city people have summer camps in the area and are coming in.
Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:31 AM (JgA9e)
~~~~~

We've got a similar problem here at the Shore. Pretty much everyone who has a vacation home here has come down already, and now we have a whole new influx of NYers who are renting summer cottages on a short term basis. A few towns have already banned these short term rentals, but not my town as yet.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 07:42 AM (sGotD)

198 @34
The little discussed consequence of the general shutdown of economic activity across America is the massive tax revenue shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases, at the state level at a minimum, down the road.

Posted by: Digging Deeper at March 28, 2020 07:44 AM (HtcIO)

199 187 Tyrants gonna tyrant: https://tinyurl.com/u7nf5a4
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 28, 2020 07:39 AM (Xesvh)

Except when they let criminals roam free!

In July 2014, Garcetti announced the Los Angeles Police Department would stop honoring most federal requests for detaining arrestees so they can be investigated for deportation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (JFO2v)

200 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they
driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving
fines or just sending people home?



Rev drives back and forth everyday between two shut-down states - Wisconsin to Illinois and back. Never been pulled over.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (lwiT4)

201 shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases, at the state level at a minimum, down the road.


Posted by: Digging Deeper at March 28, 2020 07:44 AM (HtcIO)
Comrade, the beast must be fed

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (/6GbT)

202 Hey Colin. Are you the author of many an AT articles?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2020 07:36 AM (Z4rgH)

No....not me. And I didn't play football.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (JgA9e)

203 The little discussed consequence of the general shutdown of economic activity across America is the massive tax revenue shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases, at the state level at a minimum, down the road.
Posted by: Digging Deeper at March 28, 2020 07:44 AM (HtcIO)


Sure - but RI is going to start hunting down NYC refugees like dogs.

I say - totally worth it.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:45 AM (pQplJ)

204 It was bad enough when blue shithole escapees brought their commie attitudes. Now they're bringing actual physical disease. AND their health officials are essentially encouraging them to go out and infect the world.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:46 AM (UGWs/)

205
Posted by: bill in arkansas

Don't get me wrong; I only get about 1 of 100 of saf's posts! The trick is to not think you're going crazy when it happens.

Posted by: Gooshy at March 28, 2020 07:48 AM (sH4ct)

206 "massive tax revenue shortfall that is going to result in massive tax increases"

We are all in this together, Comrade.

Posted by: Comrade freaked at March 28, 2020 07:48 AM (Tnijr)

207

Saw the list HB.

Nice.

It was really tough leaving Julius and a couple others of yours off of mine.

First ones off the bench.

Yeah, we're gonna give you guys a break and sit Larry for a few.
How's the Doc coming in for him sound?

Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 07:48 AM (xcF3W)

208 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:50 AM (lwiT4)

209 81 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:38 AM (JFO2v)

It's fish tank cleaner.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

With a little Chinese drywall mixed in

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (vd8XM)

210 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.
Posted by: grammie winger

Are you playing Password ?

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (arJlL)

211 203 I never would have guessed that halfwit Rhode Island Governor would come up with that program. She seems more like the open arms, all are welcome type. Years from now, somebody will find a diary by a young girl, a New Yorker, recounting how a kindly family in Providence hid her and her's in an attic.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (C1Lsn)

212 208 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:50 AM (lwiT4)

not required with social distancing

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (JFO2v)

213 Our beloved Governor Cuomo has warned school districts he may have to cut aid. How dare he!How about banning those made in China cloth bags we all have to use now, shopping. Some stores here have told customers not to use them....As they are supposedly washable, but people aren't doing it, as its hand wash only, no dryer. State fine is 250 dollars per violation. (Unless you illegal)

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (JgA9e)

214

Out again for awhile.

Hold down the fort.

Posted by: teej at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (xcF3W)

215 Off to take a shower before the next lightning round.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 07:50 AM (lwiT4)


With bottled water?

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:54 AM (vd8XM)

216 Years from now, somebody will find a diary by a young girl, a New Yorker, recounting how a kindly family in Providence hid her and her's in an attic.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (C1Lsn)


I wonder if those fucks understand yet just how much they are despised in certain parts of the country.

Next up - Californians.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 07:55 AM (pQplJ)

217 Hadrian - the NYC locusts who landed in Lancaster Co. are actually shocked and outraged they can't get a pastrami sandwich at the neighborhood luncheonette. Wait til they find out it's closed on Sunday.

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 07:55 AM (UGWs/)

218 Buen dia dear morons.

People are telling me I look tired. I actually fell asleep while eating dinner last night.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 07:55 AM (EZebt)

219 https://futurism.com/the-byte/something-leaking-out-uranus

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 07:56 AM (Dc2NZ)

220 "It's fish tank cleaner."

common pleco?????

Posted by: beanervt at March 28, 2020 07:56 AM (LfHBm)

221
With a little Chinese drywall mixed in
Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 07:51 AM (vd8XM)


Formaldehyde-laced wood is how they stopped this in its tracks in Wuhan. No more cases! None!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:57 AM (7rVsF)

222 Tiller doesn't want to run and I need to build a platform for my memory foam mattress to get it higher up.
--
Sorry, misunderstood.

You need your tiller for your raised beds.

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 07:58 AM (dQF3z)

223 At least the local Waffle House is open for to-go orders.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 07:58 AM (O4024)

224 I learned something about Pythagorean Astronomy and Uranus the other day

The world is divided into three concentric portions. The periphery or outer rim is Olympus, where all is perfection and where the gods dwell. Between Olympus and the moon is Cosmos, where all is orderly and all movements are in circles. Between the moon and the central fire is the region called Uranus, where all is disorderly and the movements are up and down. The earth is in this lower section of disorder, and moves in a transparent globular shell like the celestial bodies around the central fire.

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:58 AM (Tnijr)

225
Now streaming the Naiades Overture by William Sterndale Bennett. Life goes on.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (7rVsF)

226 Years from now, somebody will find a diary by a young girl, a New Yorker, recounting how a kindly family in Providence hid her and her's in an attic.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

With no toilet paper !

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (arJlL)

227 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (Tnijr)

228 216 The only out of state plates you see around here are OK and maybe MO. This area might be a "better keep moving" zone for the Typhoid Marys.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:00 AM (C1Lsn)

229 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.
Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 07:59 AM (Tnijr)


Correct.

Posted by: Brian Dennehy at March 28, 2020 08:00 AM (pQplJ)

230 Psalms when you feel overwhelmed:

25. 69. 142

Psalms when you feel trapped:

7, 17, 42. 88, 142

Psalm when you feel worried:

37


Psalm when you want courage::

11, 42

Psalms when you want Perspective:

2, 11

Psalms when you want hope:

16,17, 18, 23, 27

Great all around Psalm-besides 23, of course:

Psalm 40

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:01 AM (WI7YS)

231 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.
Posted by: freaked

And Jupiter aligns with Mars.

Nope we need a shorter first line.

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:01 AM (vd8XM)

232 So the Earth is in the lower section of Uranus.
Posted by: freaked

Not my anus !

"Homey don't play dat !"

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:01 AM (arJlL)

233 Nope we need a shorter first line.--That's what she said at Walmart last night

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (dQF3z)

234 218 - SF Psycho, are you a health care worker?

Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (UGWs/)

235 Newsweek says we must end Cuba embargo to get their new WONDER DRUG for kung flu!

The embargo is their cure.

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (n6bs1)

236 https://tinyurl.com/urjb35v

From the Abbott website

Detect Covid-19 in as little as 5 minutes

A new molecularpoint-of-care teat can deliver positive results in as little as 5 minutes and negative results in doctor's offices and urgent care centers.

They are ramping up to deliver 50,000 tests per day beginning next week.

They also have a SARS0-CoV-2 test for centralized labs

Combined, they expect to produce 5 MILLION tests in April.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:03 AM (EMi53)

237 Psalms when you feel overwhelmed:

25. 69. 142

Psalms when you feel trapped:

7, 17, 42. 88, 142

Psalm when you feel worried:

37


Psalm when you want courage::

11, 42

Psalms when you want Perspective:

2, 11

Psalms when you want hope:

16,17, 18, 23, 27

Great all around Psalm-besides 23, of course:

Psalm 40
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

How come you didn't mention this stuff when you sent me out to look at the moon in my underwear during a blizzard ?

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

238 So is Rhode Island gonna build a wall?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (O4024)

239 A new molecularpoint-of-care teat


Wet Nurses to the rescue!

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (vd8XM)

240 "A new molecularpoint-of-care teat "

I want one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:05 AM (O4024)

241 https://tinyurl.com/vyhxl7h

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:05 AM (EMi53)

242 State's closed.


Trooper out front should have told you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:06 AM (O4024)

243 Combined, they expect to produce 5 MILLION tests in April.
Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:03 AM (EMi53)


Too little too late. We'll all be dead by then.

* chugs fish tank cleaner *

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:06 AM (pQplJ)

244 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 07:34 AM (k4dH2)

What a tweet of Hillary to send out! We prayed for her this morning.

Women needs a heart transplant-not a literal one, perhaps. but a spiritual one opening the eyes of her heart so that she might be able to lay down her anger and bitterness and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:06 AM (WI7YS)

245 236 Always amazing when American industry gets up steam. Also amazing we have a President who is not afraid to use cudgels at his disposal, like the DPA.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:07 AM (C1Lsn)

246 Got a 4 lb rack of beef ribs going in smoker at 0900!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (JFO2v)

247 A point of care teat? Oh, yummy!

Posted by: JEM at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (8erNz)

248 I missed the back story.

Was General Motors pulling a Dick-Move?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (O4024)

249 Is Joe giving daily updates from his basement still. Haven't heard mush from him this week?

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:09 AM (JgA9e)

250 A point of care teat? Oh, yummy!
Posted by: JEM at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (8erNz)


I can't thank the Chinese enough.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:09 AM (pQplJ)

251 I missed the back story.
Was General Motors pulling a Dick-Move?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:08 AM (O4024)
~~~~~

They were haggling over price, and then reduced the number they would make from 40,000 to 6,000.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:10 AM (sGotD)

252 236 https://tinyurl.com/urjb35v

From the Abbott website

Detect Covid-19 in as little as 5 minutes

A new molecularpoint-of-care teat can deliver positive results in as little as 5 minutes and negative results in doctor's offices and urgent care centers.

They are ramping up to deliver 50,000 tests per day beginning next week.

They also have a SARS0-CoV-2 test for centralized labs

Combined, they expect to produce 5 MILLION tests in April.
Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at March 28, 2020 08:03 AM (EMi53)

As I understand to get tested must be NEGATIVE for flu and have >100 degree temp.

Positive rate in Texas is 0.01% tested to infected rate.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:10 AM (JFO2v)

253 From the Abbott website
Detect Covid-19 in as little as 5 minutes

Amazing what can be done when they actually know what to be looking for and fighting

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:11 AM (vd8XM)

254 Starting to see discussion amongst the smart set that a global supply chain is maybe not a good idea for either health products or national defense.


Sounds almost Trumpian.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:12 AM (O4024)

255 Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.
Posted by krakatoa at 06:00 AM Comments

Reminds of me watching Roosevelt give those inspirational fireside chats on the TV!

Posted by: Big Joey Bribem at March 28, 2020 08:13 AM (BiNEL)

256 Your daily quarantine workout video is Thundercats Live Spectacular!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11zNIoTM2pE

Los felinos cosmicos!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 28, 2020 08:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

257 Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

Now it's a blizzard you were out in your underwear in, huh?. This story gets bigger by the minute. LOL I didn't give you the above psalms, JT, because you were to contemplate the beauty of nature-but not in your underwear. Psalm 8:3-6 among others talks about the moon.

Stay well and keep maintaining your sense of humor. Humor is a great gift from the Lord,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:14 AM (WI7YS)

258 Okay, time to do some stuff...

BBL

Posted by: Bruce at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (vd8XM)

259 Heard from my cardiologist yesterday. I'm not at an elevated risk of suffering should I catch the virus because of my meds so I'm planning to go to work full time next week. Since I'm in defense industry, I got an exemotion.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (VcFUs)

260 CDC complete failure
FDA complete failure
NIH complete failure

Proof positive that SJWhoring destroys any Govt mission.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (JFO2v)

261 WTAF is exemption? Exemption.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:18 AM (VcFUs)

262 Proof positive that SJWhoring destroys any Govt mission.
Posted by: rhennigantx at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (JFO2v)


Any bureaucracy, over time, will always shit-can its original purpose and simply seek to ensure its own existence.

We say that here, all the time. Why then are we always surprised when it happens ?

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (pQplJ)

263
I got an exemotion.
Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:15 AM (VcFUs)


Too much gin on your Wheaties this morning?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (7rVsF)

264 Autocucomber for the win. E x e m o t I o n. Now why did it choose that when I entered exemption?

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (VcFUs)

265 Did I really se Cuomo say on national TV that he was going to end Planned Parenthood, no matter the cost?


That was my take-away from "No matter what the cost-if it saves a single life" that he was blathering.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:19 AM (O4024)

266 259 264 Exemotion, a Billboard top ten song by Little Eva. Very popular in 1962 with the boys in Nam, right before their return, only to see Kennedy shot.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:22 AM (C1Lsn)

267 So Michigan is trending on Twitter this morning. Everyone blaming President Trump for "causing deaths in Michigan". *sigh*

Bill Kristol
9h
Sure looks like Trump and his operatives fear Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer as Biden's VP pick.


wyozach
8h
Hey,
at_realDonaldTrump
, this is what a true president does when someone who says mean things about him asks for help in a crisis. He gives it. You just lost Michigan in November because you're a crybaby. Their deaths are on your hands.
[Picture of Obama with Chris Christie]
2,700 'likes'


Michael McFaul
8h
It's not only troubling that our president publicly pleas for appreciation for doing his job (what CEO, general, director, leader does that?), but whatever resources he provides to Michigan is paid for with OUR money, not his, & w/ debt to be paid by our kids & grandkids, not him
5,000 'likes'


Ben Rhodes
8h
It will be GREAT when Michigan ends the Trump presidency in November.

Donald J. Trump
9h
I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen "Half" Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn't have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude! #MAGA
6,100 'likes'


Chidi
9h
Replying to
at_realDonaldTrump
This sociopath is willing to let people in Michigan die just to score some cheap political points. I do hope Michigan remembers this barbarism.
5,600 'likes'


And on and on and on...

And then there are people retweeting this article from CrainsDetroit stating Whitmer is accusing the Feds of telling vendors not to ship medical supplies to Michigan

https://bit.ly/2UpTuG9

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:23 AM (Do5/p)

268 What a tweet of Hillary to send out! We prayed for her this morning.

Women needs a heart transplant-not a literal one, perhaps. but a spiritual one opening the eyes of her heart so that she might be able to lay down her anger and bitterness and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
______________

It's nice of you to try, but I think she's beyond help.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (k4dH2)

269 @realDonaldTrump 9 minutes ago

So much of the Lamestream Media is writing and broadcasting stories with facts that are made up and knowingly wrong. They are doing it by quoting unnamed sources that simply do not exist. These are very dangerous & corrupt people, who will do anything to win. NAME YOUR SOURCES!


I'm pretty sure Trump really doesn't sleep....

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (cF8AT)

270 $1B for Obamaphones



-



Hahaha



Yay, we taxpayers get to keep $1200 of our dollars briefly before paying taxes on that amount too!

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (41rs/)


That ought to help the people and businesses who are affected by this. We kicked England out of here for far less than what our government does

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (WuUfi)

271 Cuomo is working hard to be the drop in Presidential Candidate. Trying to look strong, decisive, and Presidential. Many in the press now are kissing his ass, promoting him. Somehow I doubt he could carry his own state.

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (JgA9e)

272 Any idea of the number of current patients in the US who require a ventilator?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (O4024)

273 Morning, friends. I'm on "spring break" after virtual teaching for two weeks. In my opinion, it's a whole lot of work for not much outcome. You can't hand a kid a piece of paper and then collect it, so you have to come up with ways of getting work to prove they learned something from the lessons I assign. I did zoom with my homeroom kids this week and it was great to see them. They, of course, are zooming each other all the time and have found multiple ways of having fun, including PLAYING OUTSIDE! That's one good outcome of this idiocy. Our governor says our state can't go back to school until May 1st. Bet he cancels the rest of the year.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (Vf4Y7)

274 Kylie Minogue enjoyed a bit of success with her remake of Exomotion.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (pQplJ)

275 The nuggets of wisdom, comfort, humor and blessing in Twitter are few and far between.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:26 AM (WI7YS)

276 Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:04 AM (arJlL)

Now it's a blizzard you were out in your underwear in, huh?. This story gets bigger by the minute. LOL I didn't give you the above psalms, JT, because you were to contemplate the beauty of nature-but not in your underwear. Psalm 8:3-6 among others talks about the moon.

Stay well and keep maintaining your sense of humor. Humor is a great gift from the Lord,
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Posted by: JT at March 28, 2020 08:26 AM (arJlL)

277 Somehow I doubt he could carry his own state.
Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (JgA9e)


Gotta' be tough to vote for any NY candidate while hiding in an attic in Providence.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:28 AM (pQplJ)

278 Yay, we taxpayers get to keep $1200 of our dollars briefly before paying taxes on that amount too!

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 06:22 AM (41rs/)
~~~~~

Pretty sure the stimulus money is not taxed.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:28 AM (sGotD)

279 >Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they
driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving
fines or just sending people home?


doesn't look like it around here
yesterday I saw traffic on the streets and people out on foot
and this area is under triple 3-ply stay-at-home order: city, county, and state

plus this area's drivers are woefully unskilled- always driving their cars into houses or creeks or other cars- police are kept pretty busy

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (iTXRQ)

280 Hello! I must have missed the Michigan drama..is some half wit local politician trying to mean girl the WH admin?

Posted by: IC at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (sYDum)

281 Had to replace a printer this week.

So at the big box office supply store, they offered a $50.00 rebate for trading in an old printer, even if it didn't work.

Not having an old printer to trade in, I asked the 20-something salesperson if I were to present a used ball point pen, and state that it self identified as a printer, could I get the rebate.

His answer was, oddly enough...

Under the new rules of society, I guess you could.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (O4024)

282
There are "essential" business/workers so there are people out and about here. And you can still drive to stores and to take care of family members. Companies have been giving papers to employees that state they work for an essential business in case they are stopped. It's all very creepy.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 28, 2020 06:54 AM (Z/jzm)

I have one of those papers. It's not in my car. Because fuck them is why.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (B95HO)

283 Spring break hmmm, this going to be a yearly event once the Leftists rediscover seasonal flu deaths between 15,000 and 25,000?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (ZCEU2)

284 Starting to see discussion amongst the smart set that a global supply chain is maybe not a good idea for either health products or national defense.


Sounds almost Trumpian.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:12 AM (O4024)


Producing low cost consumer goods half way around the world would be competitive with producing locally. In itself I'd think the idea would be dismissed without further consideration.

What bizarre economic conditions would make such an idea worthy of consideration?

I think, just maybe, let's jack up local regulations, taxes, and other overhead to more than double the cost of local products... why that is functionally equivalent to a 100%+ tariff on local goods!

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (1g7ch)

285 272 Any idea of the number of current patients in the US who require a ventilator?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (O4024)

I wish Jon Karl would look into that.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 08:30 AM (KXX3K)

286 Author and Christian pastor Max Lucado talks about having clam in the midst of coronavirus anxiety. This was actually one of the good things that originally came from Twitter:

https://tinyurl.com/syhug8q

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:30 AM (WI7YS)

287 Pretty sure the stimulus money is not taxed.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:28 AM (sGotD)

It is if it counts as income.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:30 AM (B95HO)

288 Morning all

And a good morning to all my shipmates packing their bags this morning

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (85Gof)

289 You know how the Trump rallys do the Rolling Stones song as the walk-out-of-the-arena mood piece?

Well, here is what it ought to be, for his Wuhan Fluvan pressers, we bring you Jason Mraz, live from Darrel Hall's place in London:

I WON"T GIVE UP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGY8BQ5N9wA&loop=0

Standard tuning on your guitar. G D G D G D Bm A You''ll figure it out.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (+fPHo)

290 "It is if it counts as income."

I think they consider it 'stimulus', not income.



Or maybe 'gift'.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (O4024)

291 286-Not "clam" CALM. CALM. At least some of my typos are funny .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:32 AM (WI7YS)

292
Author and Christian pastor Max Lucado talks about having clam in the midst of coronavirus anxiety.

Oooh, I like clams!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 28, 2020 08:32 AM (7rVsF)

293 I need to get one of those thingamajigs I can bolt to the front of my truck to push the heaps of dead bodies out of the way on the trip to the store.

Like the trains have.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 08:32 AM (Z+IKu)

294 Or maybe 'gift'.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:31 AM (O4024)

A "Gift"? Giving me back my own money? A Gift? LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (85Gof)

295 "And a good morning to all my shipmates packing their bags this morning"

I'm guessing that Walter Reed/Bethesda is gonna be an interesting place.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (O4024)

296 I did zoom with my homeroom kids this week and it
was great to see them. They, of course, are zooming each other all the
time and have found multiple ways of having fun, including PLAYING
OUTSIDE!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:24 AM (Vf4Y7)


Is Zoom hard to use? I tried setting it up between Rev and myself yesterday and I got a blank green screen and he got a picture of himself.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (lwiT4)

297 Still no massive piles of homeless dead bodies stacking up under the urban overpasses?



I wonder why that is.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (O4024)

298 290 I think the classification is "benefit".SS is categorized as a benefit, as is VA compensation and pension, all non taxable.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (C1Lsn)

299 The two things we have going for us in this "crisis" -- Trump, and the hyper-aggressive incompetence of the democrats.

Still, I can't see how the Left will ever let this end.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (H8QX8)

300 Seen many here and elsewhere thinking they might have had the Wuhan earlier than the general outbreak, if ypu were kissing Chinese girls well... But seriously is this Wuhan much different in symptoms than the seasonal flu? Heard a friend of family had the seasonal flu a couple weeks ago so know its out there.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (ZCEU2)

301 Here's an article from BI (I know.) I also heard it on Maria Bartiromo's show.

"The government stimulus checks soon coming to millions of Americans will be tax-free"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ve5dzkp

Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (sGotD)

302 Oooh, I like clams!

All my best stories revolve around chasing clams.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:35 AM (pQplJ)

303 NGU - keep seeing reports of small outbreaks on navy ships, sure the navy can handle young fit sailors getting it without to much trouble.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (ZCEU2)

304 So I haven't been following this. Why did the Governor of MI say to/about Trump?. I think generally, he doesn't strike out unless somebody does it first. You say to the President if you need help "President Trump, this is the situation in MI. We need your help" and when he provides it she should say: "Thanks for your help and leadership. We appreciate it." This does not seem like rocket science to me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (WI7YS)

305 A new molecularpoint-of-care teat
--
Where can I get one of these?

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (dQF3z)

306 " need to get one of those thingamajigs I can bolt to the front of my truck to push the heaps of dead bodies out of the way on the trip to the store. "

Corpsecatcher

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (Tnijr)

307 "All my best stories revolve around chasing clams."

Can I interest you in a ballad?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N920UYc3Y0

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (O4024)

308 Is Zoom hard to use? I tried setting it up between Rev and myself yesterday and I got a blank green screen and he got a picture of himself.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (lwiT4)


Using it isn't hard. The hard part is learning what to take from the images it shows you. Zoom always speaks truth, but in riddle and symbol.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (t+qrx)

309 301 Here's an article from BI (I know.) I also heard it on Maria Bartiromo's show.

"The government stimulus checks soon coming to millions of Americans will be tax-free"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ve5dzkp
Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (sGotD)

Thanks. It's been hard, for me, to find that answer.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (KXX3K)

310 Will those getting social security be eligible to receive the $1,200? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (U/qYA)

311 But seriously is this Wuhan much different in symptoms than the seasonal flu? Heard a friend of family had the seasonal flu a couple weeks ago so know its out there.
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (ZCEU2)
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Supposedly, it really thrashes your lungs.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 08:39 AM (g8Yc+)

312 Will those getting social security be eligible to receive the $1,200? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 08:38 AM (U/qYA)


My understanding is yes.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:39 AM (lwiT4)

313 It struck me today that starting in the next couple months, we'll be
bombarded with tales from people about how they almost died from the
2019 corona virus.




We already have stories of our brave celebutards who have tested positive for it and are bravely sitting at home with no symptoms. They make it like they have survived the Bataan Death March

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (WuUfi)

314 So, I just got here and the first thing I read is about chasing clams. And I think, should I go back and try and figure out how they all got there or just drink my coffee and hope some new topic will come up that I can relate to as I have never chased clams.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (QzF6i)

315 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM

https://bit.ly/3by1TwY

This is a Facebook post put up by the local (Michigan) Police Dept that is riling people up around here. Considering our 'stay-at-home' order has a ton of exceptions for 'essential' workers as well as going out to get groceries and food and supplies, etc.

Oxford Police updated their status.
March 25 at 6:41 PM


If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. People are encouraged to take a walk or bike and enjoy the fresh air but with your own family. We are concerned at the amount of cars on the roads making unnecessary travel and visitations. Please for the sake of our first responders, STAY HOME OR STAY ACTIVE BUT WITH ONLY THOSE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD!! You are putting your officers and first responders at risk and enforcement may become necessary if people can't obey the order of the Governor. Violation of the Executive order is a misdemeanor if you can't police yourself. MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3)

First reply to this:

Melissa Hanks Ketchel
Enforcement of what exactly? Half the town is encouraging people to still get carry out from local restaurants and the police department is saying too many cars are out driving around. How is one to determine what the cars are doing? Making unnecessary trips and visitations.. is this some kind of psychic power?

The last line of this post is the most Barney Fife thing I have seen in awhile.

Oxford Police
Melissa Hanks Ketchel LOL! Carry out is considered essential for food but yeah I get it. We are just trying to reduce the amount of traffic as possible. Be safe, thank you.


Nicole Osvath
Why is it ok to go for a walk or bike ride where you might not be 6 feet away, but not a drive in your car where you'll definitely be 6 feet away. Oakland County said they are not pulling people over.

Oxford Police
Kristi Steinhour we are just simply trying to get people to stay home and have less risk of first responders having to come to your aide. Simply the more people out, the more the risk for us and others. Arguing over this seems silly. There is an executive order that will be enforced if necessary but we are trying to avoid that and just because another agency may operate differently that doesn't mean we will.
Please just use common sense and if nothing applies to you or if you feel entitled then do what you want.
Stay safe, thank you.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (Do5/p)

316 WTAF is exemption? Exemption.--
Ha! Misspelled the misspelling!

Posted by: FrodoB, because at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (dQF3z)

317 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Now to read the thread.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (2JVJo)

318 283
Spring break hmmm, this going to be a yearly event once the Leftists rediscover seasonal flu deaths between 15,000 and 25,000?

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:29 AM (ZCEU2)

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Enough already.

Michigan has 90 dead in less than a fortnight. The metro Detroit hospitals are overwhelmed because this is *in addition* to everything else.

If we had car accidents produce 90 dead and hundreds injured in ten days, the State Police could close the highways.

The Detroit riot killed 43 people in five days and brought in federal troops to stop it.

This is serious stuff.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (cfSRQ)

319 "We already have stories of our brave celebutards who have tested positive for it and are bravely sitting at home with no symptoms. They make it like they have survived the Bataan Death March"

Not to mention, all the famous female actors who are posting selfies of themselves without make-up.

In solidarity with the downtrodden.


we shall over-come...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (O4024)

320 My favorite psalm is, I think, 51 - "A broken and a contrite heart, o Lord, You will not despise."

Fixing to brave the grocery store for ourselves and also my parents - my dad is finally home!!!

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (rWZ8Y)

321 Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (QzF6i)

They were goofing on my typo-which are a good source of amusement, I realize. It was supposed to be typed as "calm".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (WI7YS)

322 @realDonaldTrump 8 minutes ago

One of the reasons that Fake News has become so prevalent & far reaching is the fact that corrupt "journalists" base their stories on SOURCES that they make up in order to totally distort a narrative or story. When you see, "five sources say", don't believe the story, it is....

....very often FAKE NEWS. Lamestream Media should be forced to reveal sources, very much as they did in the long ago past. If they did that, the media would be trusted again, and Fake News would largely be a thing if the past!

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (cF8AT)

323 310 I take it hearing Sen Pat Toomey on radio everyone, somehow step grading downward over 75,000 in income. $1,100 per person, $500 for dependent children and includes everyone who is still working now as well as those waiting for paychecks owed and those getting no income from this period.

Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (ZCEU2)

324 310 Yes. Social Security will be working in conjunction with the IRS providing info as to income and household size. This will apply, also, to recipients who don't file due to low income, and they will receive it. Direct deposit will use account and routing number provided for the recipient's monthly benefit check.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (C1Lsn)

325 Corpsecatcher
Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (Tnijr)

That's it!.....Thanks freaked!

I will see if Amazon has them.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (Z+IKu)

326 > Please just use common sense and if nothing applies to you or if you feel entitled then do what you want.
Stay safe, thank you.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (Do5/p)


This is the most passive-aggressive thing I've ever seen from a (notional) law enforcement agency.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (t+qrx)

327 Always fun to watch Leslie Nielsen play the president....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFm-KZgioX8

Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (JgA9e)

328 Hi Grammie. I didn't find it hard to hook up. I just went to the website and signed up. Then I scheduled a meeting and sent my class an invitation from the meeting page. I should have one of my sixth graders talk to you. They were putting virtual images of themselves up when we chatted. Show-offs!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (Vf4Y7)

329 keep seeing reports of small outbreaks on navy ships, sure the navy can handle young fit sailors getting it without to much trouble.
Posted by: Skip at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM (ZCEU2)

Yes but it is going to disrupt normal operations. And my major concern right now, is not if but when both the Mercy and Comfort will be effected.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (85Gof)

330 Thanks, grammie winger.
Good magic 8 ball style delivery too.


Ahhh, L A sheriff has fiat closed gun stores, so tbere goes that idea.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (U/qYA)

331 Grammie-Zoom is easy. How I know is-Even I was able to do it ha!

Posted by: AnnaS at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (l4l/z)

332 Posted by: Mrs. Peel at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM (rWZ8Y)

Yes, that is nice. There are many very nice psalms. I am glad that your dad is finally home.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (WI7YS)

333 @USNavy

#ICYMI: The #USNavy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in the Port of Los Angeles to serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. #USNSMercy deployed in support of the nation's #COVID19 response efforts.

Pics: https://tinyurl.com/stl8l4f

My goodness, that thing is ginormous!

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (cF8AT)

334 That's it, A.H. Let your concern flow, my young Jedi. Soon, your transformation will be complete.

We will rule the interwebs together !!!

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (pQplJ)

335 ....very often FAKE NEWS. Lamestream Media should be
forced to reveal sources, very much as they did in the long ago past.
If they did that, the media would be trusted again, and Fake News would
largely be a thing if the past!

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:42 AM (cF8AT)

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The old rule was you could use an anonymous source, but *only* if you had someone go on the record to confirm it.

Otherwise the assumption was that you were just making it up.

Of course that was when we had a much more competitive news environment and media valued the trust the public gave them. Newspapers in particular saw themselves as the elite of the news world because they could give you much more depth than a TV or radio report.

The curious thing to me is why so many senior managers/editors are willing to drive themselves out of a job.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (cfSRQ)

336 Is Zoom hard to use? I tried setting it up between Rev and myself yesterday and I got a blank green screen and he got a picture of himself.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:33 AM (lwiT4)


Check the privacy settings on your PC sometimes it is set to keep the camera disabled. Just enable the camera and you should be good. If you still get no joy, it might be your camera drivers. You can do search for how install/update them. It's pretty simple to do.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (2o1P9)

337 So I haven't been following this. Why did the Governor of MI say to/about Trump? I think generally, he doesn't strike out unless somebody does it first.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2020 08:37 AM

She has accused the President ["Feds"] of telling venders not to send medical supplies to Michigan.

Meanwhile she has told doctors to not prescribe or phamarcists to give out the malaria drug, because there are no studies showing it works for COVID-19.

She also has not bothered to send in the required forms to request aid from FEMA.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (Do5/p)

338 "My goodness, that thing is ginormous!
Posted by: Tami"

You should know better than that around here Tami.

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:46 AM (Tnijr)

339 Fenelon, was pretty sure that was the case, but being Willow's apprentice, if I go back to try and figure out what is going on, by the time I post something, I get willowed. So, I actually like the weekends because sometimes I can get caught up before it gets nooded.
Hence, the quandary. Figure it out or jump right in.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (QzF6i)

340 334
That's it, A.H. Let your concern flow, my young Jedi. Soon, your transformation will be complete.



We will rule the interwebs together !!!

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (pQplJ)

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Your straw man status:[ ] Untouched
[x] Knocked down

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (cfSRQ)

341 Hi Grammie. I didn't find it hard to hook up. I just
went to the website and signed up. Then I scheduled a meeting and sent
my class an invitation from the meeting page. I should have one of my
sixth graders talk to you. They were putting virtual images of
themselves up when we chatted. Show-offs!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (Vf4Y7)


I should ask my ten-year old granddaughter. She was using it yesterday like nobody's business. She showed me what to do, but when I got home it all went out of my head. I'll have to experiment with it some more. Thanks!

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (lwiT4)

342 "My goodness, that thing is ginormous!"

Bigly.


We used to take Scouts down to tour Comfort, when she was home-ported in Baltimore.

The nation really could use about four more of these things.

Maybe not run by big-Navy.

But under some form of government control.

They could do amazing things.


And the PR would be a not-small side benefit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (O4024)

343 234 218 - SF Psycho, are you a health care worker?
Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 08:02 AM (UGWs/)

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Essentially. I work with elders, all of whom are confined to quarters. It's not pretty and Ive turned into a dictator but b"h so far so good

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (EZebt)

344 And I guarantee that some sweeping PATRIOT Act bullsh*t to make us less free in ways that are completely unrelated to catching a cold are going to come from this.
Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at March 28, 2020 07:25 AM (41rs/)


I'm expecting a TSA-like cabinet-level position with extra-constitutional authority to shut down and lock down in "the national health interest," such cabinet head to have powers to override a GOP president.

I will say that this has given me the opportunity to tell a lot of people to their faces that they are a bunch of stampeded, media-blinded, freedom-hating cowards. Hell, all you have to do is quote the USA Kung flu death number and then the swine flu death number and watch them freeze up like Norman when you ask why the country wasn't shut down then.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (2JVJo)

345 RE: stay at home orders
If there's one thing you can say about Americans, it's that the desire to do what they damn well please, regardless of the law, is strong

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (iTXRQ)

346 Check the privacy settings on your PC sometimes it
is set to keep the camera disabled. Just enable the camera and you
should be good. If you still get no joy, it might be your camera
drivers. You can do search for how install/update them. It's pretty
simple to do.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (2o1P9)



Uh oh. Sounds tech-ish.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 08:48 AM (lwiT4)

347 And my major concern right now, is not if but when both the Mercy and Comfort will be effected.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 08:44 AM (85Gof)


Could have been avoided if we just nuked NYC instead. Fire cleans everything.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (pQplJ)

348 4 Personally, I can't wait to get this nightmare beh4nd me and forget it ever happened.
Posted by: kallisto at March 28, 2020 06:05 AM (UGWs/)

When I read about the numbers the Spanish flu killed in 1918-19, I was stunned to think how quickly it had been pushed out of the collective consciousness. How much did people hear or learn about it, even in American history classes, before corona virus? I had good US history teachers but I remember it being taught basically as an afterthought. Horrible WWI happened and then, oh yeah, there was this flu pandemic and then the roaring 20's came and everyone had fun for a while.

Maybe in the case of the Spanish flu, what had happened was so horrifying that people pushed it out of their minds ASAP. In our case, we are already so tired of hearing about this damn thing, I can't imagine months of talking about it.

Of course, if Trump continues to handle things well and his numbers go up, the media will want to change the subject quickly. And i fear that because we'll be so tired of it, we won't learn and implement changes that should be made - moving our manufacturing back here and strengthening borders. The Left doesn't let crises go to waste - the Right needs to learn from them.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (d6Ksn)

349 Trump sure loves to sign shit. It's a strength and a weakness.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (H8QX8)

350 340 334
That's it, A.H. Let your concern flow, my young Jedi. Soon, your transformation will be complete.



We will rule the interwebs together !!!

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (pQplJ)

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Your straw man status:[ ] Untouched
[x] Knocked down
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:47 AM (cfSRQ)

I don't know how having a different opinion on the seriousness of Covid 19 is a strawman, but have at it.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:50 AM (B95HO)

351 SS is categorized as a benefit, as is VA compensation and pension, all non taxable.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (C1Lsn)


I'm calling BS on that SS being a benefit.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (BiNEL)

352 I really need to quit sleeping in. It's becoming a habit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

353 I didn't know they still had gun stores in Los Angeles.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (H8QX8)

354 She has accused the President ["Feds"] of telling venders not to send medical supplies to Michigan.



Meanwhile she has told doctors to not prescribe or phamarcists to
give out the malaria drug, because there are no studies showing it works
for COVID-19.



She also has not bothered to send in the required forms to request aid from FEMA.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (Do5/p)


These grandstanding governors have all been asleep at the switch yet (with the help of the MFM) are running around blaming the president for their lack of preparedness

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (WuUfi)

355 326 > Please just use common sense and if nothing applies to you or if you feel entitled then do what you want.
Stay safe, thank you.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 08:40 AM (Do5/p)

This is the most passive-aggressive thing I've ever seen from a (notional) law enforcement agency.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (t+qrx)

NWA was right.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (NWiLs)

356 "My goodness, that thing is ginormous!"

Are we still talking abut clams?

Posted by: Sandra Fluked at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (Tnijr)

357 The curious thing to me is why so many senior managers/editors are willing to drive themselves out of a job.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:45 AM (cfSRQ)


TDS is a much, much stronger emotion than keeping your job.

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (cF8AT)

358 78 >>Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

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I do some dealer trades for a local car dealership on a part time basis. Did one yesterday and they made sure I had my paperwork in case I got stopped.

Welcome to America!

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (7ZQe3)

359 349 Trump sure loves to sign shit. It's a strength and a weakness.
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (H8QX

He's got a very fun signature. it's all loops.

I'll bet John Hancock loved signing stuff too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (d6Ksn)

360 351 Just got out my yearly letter from social security. Title "your new benefit amount".

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (C1Lsn)

361 Maybe in the case of the Spanish flu, what had
happened was so horrifying that people pushed it out of their minds
ASAP. In our case, we are already so tired of hearing about this damn
thing, I can't imagine months of talking about it.


Posted by: DonnaV at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (d6Ksn)

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It was censored at the time due to the war effort.

Afterwards, there was a lot going on. The Great War was over, but new wars were raging between Greece and Turkey, Poland and Russia, and within Russia.By 1919, you had the Reds claiming they were going to take Washington, and the president was in a coma.

Oh, and prohibition took effect.

Interesting times.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (cfSRQ)

362 Umm- my front court would be Pippin, Jabbar, and Lebron, back court would be Jordan and Stockton.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (87EdW)

363 NWA was right.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (NWiLs)
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Is that bloody Living Statue back again?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (g8Yc+)

364 You should know better than that around here Tami.

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2020 08:46 AM (Tnijr)

You would think, right?

Posted by: Tami at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (cF8AT)

365 SS is categorized as a benefit, as is VA compensation and pension, all non taxable.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:34 AM (C1Lsn)
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Pretty sure SS is taxable, as are pensions.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (sGotD)

366 352 I really need to quit sleeping in. It's becoming a habit.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (dUJdY)

Just think of it as retirement planning.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (B95HO)

367 6th man would be Curry to come in and shoot the lights out of the D collapsed in.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 28, 2020 08:54 AM (87EdW)

368 "Are we still talking abut clams?"

Maybe...



Maybe not.


It is Teh Horde.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:54 AM (O4024)

369 When I moved to LA in the 80s there was a gunsmith on the corner of LaBrea and Lexington smack in Hollywood. When I moved out a few years ago, the idea of such a thing was fantastical. Had I dreamt it?

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (H8QX8)

370 Pete Seria, the cops aren't doing anything here that I've heard of.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (dUJdY)

371 I don't know how having a different opinion on the seriousness of Covid 19 is a strawman, but have at it.
Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:50 AM (B95HO)


Hearing or reading "strawman" is just a handy way of knowing that I'm over the target.

I keep hearing how the Left will never let go of this covid shit. Folks - part of the great big problem we always have is the refusal to acknowledge that the urge to trade freedom for security, and get neither in the bargain, doesn't come only from the Left.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (pQplJ)

372 Is that bloody Living Statue back again?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (g8Yc+)

Not to mention thieving kids, dog muck, and crusty jugglers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (NWiLs)

373 My feed is rife with screeching that Trump said "why bother" calling governors who don't cooperate or act like jerks. It's a waste of time.


Seriously, why bother with them? How is that scandalous? They obviously don't want to coordinate, why waste time?

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (nRWPy)

374 Pretty sure SS is taxable, as are pensions.


Yes they are. I do my mom's taxes.

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 08:56 AM (nRWPy)

375 I don't know how having a different opinion on the seriousness of Covid 19 is a strawman, but have at it.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 08:50 AM (B95HO)

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Reasonable people can disagree on what measures should be taken, if they are effective, when they should expire.

But I'm tired of the "Bah! It's nothing."

It is something and the scary thing is we still aren't sure what it is.

Calling out someone who notes the effects a "concern troll" isn't an argument, it's a straw man.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:56 AM (cfSRQ)

376 Amorica is a good album.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (PUmDY)

377 365 SS is taxable when you reach a certain level of additional income. VA pension is different from, say, a company pension. It's a stopgap paid to veterans with non service connected disabilities until something else kicks in. Compensation is for service connected disabilities. Both non taxable.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (C1Lsn)

378 353 I didn't know they still had gun stores in Los Angeles

They were all chased out save for Turner's Outdoors.
Burbank has 4 in about as many blocks.
Martin Rettig (used to be a great museum of an inventory along with new) still in Culver City (haint been in years tho).
L A even chased out Alponso's leather works bcuz holsters r for gunzz!!11

Posted by: getting the banned back together nfa or not at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (U/qYA)

379 348: In 1918, people died of all sorts of things that we don't worry about. Bacterial infections were often deadly, a cut on the hand or foot could spell doom. There was no effective treatment for TB, and childhood diseases took a bigger toll, including scarlet fever.

A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (ONvIw)

380 Grammie to get to privacy settings, go to Windows button > Settings (the gear icon) > Privacy

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (2o1P9)

381 373 My feed is rife with screeching that Trump said "why bother" calling governors who don't cooperate or act like jerks. It's a waste of time.

Seriously, why bother with them? How is that scandalous? They obviously don't want to coordinate, why waste time?
Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (nRWPy)

And he used the point, brilliantly, to show that he's part of a team, and that Pence is vital to the effort. Win-win.

Posted by: m at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (KXX3K)

382 The Left doesn't let crises go to waste - the Right needs to learn from them.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 28, 2020 08:49 AM (d6Ksn)


The Left plays for first place, they've had legislativese lawyers writing bill options for this sort of event for years. Do you really think Pelousy came up with a 1400 page starting point overnight?

Meanwhile the GOPe is still wondering if it would really be a good idea to actually read these bills before voting to pass them! (And of course they would never dream of having a crackerjack teams of Constitutionalist lawyers (on standby) capable of reviewing such documents for flaws).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (BiNEL)

383
A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock

Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (ONvIw)

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Antibiotics? What are those?

Posted by: Doctors in 1918 at March 28, 2020 08:58 AM (cfSRQ)

384 Since we're speaking of cops - how about a little Dick Curless?

https://tinyurl.com/rz623kz

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2020 08:59 AM (2JVJo)

385 SS is taxable when you reach a certain level of additional income.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (C1Lsn)

Age is considered as well.

Posted by: BignJames at March 28, 2020 09:00 AM (X/Pw5)

386 Grammie to get to privacy settings, go to Windows button > Settings (the gear icon) > Privacy

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (2o1P9)


Thanks Tennesee Jed! I checked and camera is on. I'll give it another whirl this afternoon. Thanks again.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 28, 2020 09:00 AM (lwiT4)

387 If I was Trump I would have asked congress if they'd all read the bill and were satisfied that it was fiscally responsible, and to go on record as saying so.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 09:00 AM (H8QX8)

388 This is serious stuff.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:41 AM

Seasonal flu, going by the low end estimate of 20,000 USA deaths is an average of 55 deaths per day.

H1N1, with 60,000 estimated dead over the course of April '09 to April '10 is an average of 164 deaths per day.

So I take it you are suggesting we stay in this 'stay-at-home' situation for the rest of time?

While we're at it, let's start banning foods and activities that lead to deaths from heart disease (610,000 USA deaths per year, 1,671 deaths per day). And when some health study comes out showing some link between some food or drink and cancer, well, time to ban it to prevent those deaths.

Exactly how far are you willing to keep liberty and freedom from people in this country to try to prevent people from dying?

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (Do5/p)

389 Anybody in a shutdown area know what the police are doing? Are they driving around looking for cars in parking lots or lights on? Giving fines or just sending people home?

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I do some dealer trades for a local car dealership on a part time basis. Did one yesterday and they made sure I had my paperwork in case I got stopped.

Welcome to America!
Posted by: Pete Seria at March 28, 2020 08:52 AM (7ZQe3)

The Navy has given me a get out of jail free card

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (85Gof)

390 369 When I moved to LA in the 80s there was a gunsmith on the corner of LaBrea and Lexington smack in Hollywood. When I moved out a few years ago, the idea of such a thing was fantastical. Had I dreamt it?
Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (H8QX

Oh how I miss Ernie Young's gunsmith shop near Sears above santa monica bl east of western.

Posted by: getting the banned back together to fix a c96 at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (U/qYA)

391 NOOD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (ZCEU2)

392 Finally stopped slacking around here

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (ZCEU2)

393 Pretty sure SS is taxable, as are pensions.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (sGotD)

Yup...you pay income tax on the SS Ponzi scheme.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (Z+IKu)

394 Posted by: Tennessee Jed at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM (2o1P9)

===

Have you met my friends Cosmic Charlie and JackStraw?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (EZebt)

395 These grandstanding governors have all been asleep at the switch yet (with the help of the MFM) are running around blaming the president for their lack of preparedness

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 28, 2020 08:51 AM (WuUfi)

In the end, the media and the Dems (BIRM) will universally blame Trump fro all failures, even though he continually points out that the state governments are in a unique position to understand their own "local" situation and needs and that the Feds stand ready to help.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:02 AM (BiNEL)

396 Hearing or reading "strawman" is just a handy way of knowing that I'm over the target.

I keep hearing how the Left will never let go of this covid shit. Folks - part of the great big problem we always have is the refusal to acknowledge that the urge to trade freedom for security, and get neither in the bargain, doesn't come only from the Left.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 08:55 AM (pQplJ)

Indeed.

Posted by: jsg at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (B95HO)

397 The Navy has given me a get out of jail free card

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2020 09:01 AM (85Gof)


Use it...

Don't abuse it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 28, 2020 09:03 AM (BiNEL)

398 But I'm tired of the "Bah! It's nothing."

It is something and the scary thing is we still aren't sure what it is.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at March 28, 2020 08:56 AM (cfSRQ)


In other words, we will be made to care. By you. Nope. That's not progressive. Not one bit.

Said it before, and will say it again. This panic only ends when people stop being polite, and start shouting down the panic mongers.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (pQplJ)

399 In the next few months? Peggy Noonan (yuk) posts the story today of how she suffered from her unknown (but possibly Cov19) illness.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- still think this is all overreaction at March 28, 2020 09:04 AM (i8YPm)

400 Posted by: Colin at March 28, 2020 08:43 AM (JgA9e)

That movie is hilarious and I've always said if someone were ever to play Joe Biden in a biopic it should be Nielsen - RIP.

And that clip is a slightly exaggerated version of a Biden presidency. Only slightly because we don't have alien technology.

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 28, 2020 09:05 AM (IYHxL)

401 And he used the point, brilliantly, to show that he's part of a team, and that Pence is vital to the effort. Win-win.


I guess Inslee has been particularly awful?

Pence is SO CALM, I can see him just saying all the right things. I'd be saying, "People are dying and losing their jobs, you shitweasel. Quit being a selfish partisan ass." But I'm nice like that.

Posted by: dagny at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (nRWPy)

402 In 1918, people died of all sorts of things that we
don't worry about. Bacterial infections were often deadly, a cut on the
hand or foot could spell doom. There was no effective treatment for TB,
and childhood diseases took a bigger toll, including scarlet fever.



A hundred years ago, deaths among the "otherwise healthy" were generally less of a shock


Posted by: CN at March 28, 2020 08:57 AM
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Correct. This "if it saves one life" garbage has got to stop. Yes people are going to die from this disease. Most of them would have died within a few months anyway even without the disease according to the famous Doctor in the UK.

But is "saving one life" worth it while intentionally destroying the World's economy?

As at at risk person, I don't think it's worth plunging the World into a deep depression that may last years. I will take my chances.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 28, 2020 09:07 AM (JUOKG)

403 376 Amorica is a good album.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie



The unedited picture on the cover was,,uh,,hirstute. You're right though, good album. The Black Crowes were solid.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 28, 2020 09:11 AM (MVR7y)

404 Umm- my front court would be Pippin, Jabbar, and Lebron, back court would be Jordan and Stockton.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 28, 2020 08:53 AM (87EdW)


Yeah, mine might be dated...did it back in the late '90's. But it's hard to complain about a Stockton pick regardless. I still think Magic was more of a threat overall, but I took Dennis Johnson because 1) I like his style of play, and 2) he won multiple championships as a starter with two different teams.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 28, 2020 09:16 AM (YqED9)

405 Ah yeah, leave from 'Nam! Some great memories there, Bruddah! I think. . . .

Posted by: FIIGMO at March 28, 2020 09:23 AM (Qf08A)

406 Re: 21--I think that was a joke. . . .

Posted by: FIIGMO at March 28, 2020 09:25 AM (Qf08A)

407 Like, literally, I almost died.

Posted by: SgtBob at March 28, 2020 10:08 AM (by4sp)

408 Reminds me of the time I was on leave from 'Nam, and I saw Kennedy get shot.

Posted by: krakatoa at 06:00 AM

Brian Willias, is that you?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 28, 2020 10:40 AM (ABuva)

409 NYPD confiscating supply trucks and busting the drivers. Brooklyn precinct Captain bragging a out the confiscations a d fines.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at March 28, 2020 10:48 AM (ABuva)

410 went to powder ridge after woodstock, no music (authorities cancelled) but all the chemicals.

Posted by: politic uber alles at March 28, 2020 11:31 AM (0hOKG)

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