A Jug Of Wine, A Loaf Of Bread - And ONT

Well, as many of you know, yesterday was a sad day for America. Yes, that's right. Bernie Sanders decided to end his bid for the Democratic nomination for president. Naturally, the Bernie Bros are crushed.

Bernie Gump.jpg


It's a solemn moment. Many people poured their hearts and souls into his campaign, putting their lives on hold for weeks or months at a time, and now it's all for naught. We here at AoSHQ understand, and would like to make our sincere feelings known.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

* breath *

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

* wheeze *

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Oh, shit. I gotta stop now. I need a drink.

We Should Thank The Queen


For wearing a green dress in her address to the UK the other day, it makes for a perfect greenscreen. The photoshoppers are having a field day.

Queen of farts.jpg


Ghana Says Goodbye

It's the hot new meme that all the kids are talking about. Ace has been mentioning it and linking videos all week. There's even a Reddit, r/GhanaSaysGoodbye. The format is this: Video of someone doing something that ends/is about to end in disaster, then cut to video of Ghanaian funeral dancers, the implication being that they died from their folly. All of it set to music by Astronomia. Here's one that I made:

Now, you're not supposed to use film of people actually dying, although I've seen several that I don't see how anyone could have survived, and it's supposed to be all in fun. If you want to see more, there's plenty of examples at the link above.

What I've really learned from this meme is that now I want Ghanaian funeral dancers at my funeral.

Life In Quarantine

This is a bizarre story. They Were the Last Couple in Paradise. A couple from South Africa on their honeymoon in the Maldives. Quarantine shut down travel, they couldn't get home, and now they are stuck at a fully staffed 5-star resort. They are the only ones there, but local law requires the resort to maintain a full staff. Sounds great in theory, but in practice I suspect it's awful.


American Innovation. Strip club, shuttered because of the lock down, starts food delivery service “Boober Eats”.

Which industry has taken the biggest hit? Probably restaurants. Everything Got Ripped Out From Under Us

Here's a little art gallery in Baltimore. The owner is one of my clients, and also a lurker here. He had just opened in January, to widespread acclaim, seeking to give local artists a venue for selling their work where they could make some money from the sale. Everything was going great for a month or so, the neighborhood was pleased to have him there, people were coming in and buying art....but the business model was based upon foot traffic from The Avenue, a trendy shopping district in historic Hampden. It was the right gallery in the right place at the right time....but you can imagine what the stay at home order for Maryland did to all of that. The gallery is closed and had to hurriedly put up an online store, but there's nowhere near the volume of traffic it had before. If you're looking for some paintings, check it out. There's some good stuff there.


How To Handle China

Well, it seems that China didn't like the coverage they were getting in The Daily Telegraph, so it sent the paper a strongly worded letter through its Australian Consulate General. The paper promptly printed the letter – with a line by line rebuttal.


China: The origin of the virus is still undetermined, and the World Health Organization has named the novel coronavirus “COVID-19”.

Paper: The World Health Organisation also appointed Zimbabwean murderer Robert Mugabe as its Goodwill Ambassador and declared on March 2 that the “stigma” of the coronavirus “is more dangerous than the virus itself”.

The World Health Organisation does a lot of stupid stuff.

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China: The effectiveness of China's epidemic prevention and control has fully underlined the people-centred philosophy of the Communist Party of China and the strong advantages of the Chinese system.

Paper: In 2018, Amnesty International reported that China executed more citizens than the rest of the world combined.

Please tell us more about your “people-centred philosophy” and how many bullets it requires.

Read it all at the link. Great stuff.


Two Men Went Looking For America, And They Couldn't Find It Anywhere

All 50 State Capitals, Ranked From Worst to First

Annapolis is 4th. I can live with that. Bismarck should have ranked higher, it's charming.

When You Lie On Your Resume And Don't Get Caught

liar.jpg

Whooooose There?

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Comments

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1 Not again.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 09, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

2 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 09, 2020 10:00 PM (JFzNN)

3 did someone say drink?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:00 PM (Y4EXg)

4 HAH

Posted by: browndog at April 09, 2020 10:00 PM (gD6Ka)

5 But yes.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 09, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

6 Yay ONT!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:00 PM (Ey99Q)

7 BAH

...(slinks away)

Posted by: browndog at April 09, 2020 10:01 PM (gD6Ka)

8 Boo-Yeah!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:01 PM (GYAiq)

9 Ahoy, &383odomites & ſodomettes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (7WaWV)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (arJlL)

11 don't hate me for my sins


Posted by: Harry Dexter White at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (8KSPd)

12 Hit post. New thread goes up.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (66UcN)

13 Fuck me dead...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (7WaWV)

14 Talking to the local restaurant owners I know, we figure roughly 40% of the non-chain places will be gone for sure. Another 10-15% in very serious trouble that might stick it out for 6 more months but will have to fold.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (Y4EXg)

15 Top 20

Posted by: BifBewalski at April 09, 2020 10:03 PM (VcFUs)

16 RE: Bernie. Razorfist's latest. Strong language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR0UdQrIIvs

Posted by: Vanya at April 09, 2020 10:04 PM (BAsqb)

17 The World Health Organization does a lot of stupid stuff.

In recent years, the World Health Organization has focused on global warming, of course.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 10:04 PM (I2/tG)

18 Pelosi Forgets To Talk Into The Phone During Conference Call With Reporters

It's like "Being There" is the new normal in the Democratic Party

Posted by: SMOD at April 09, 2020 10:04 PM (X5CsJ)

19 The whole wheat has exited the oven.

I say again, the whole wheat has exited the oven.

Posted by: Vanya at April 09, 2020 10:05 PM (BAsqb)

20 That owl is a hoot!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:05 PM (NWiLs)

21 Owl channels on YouTube are a thing.

But, then again, pretty much everything is a thing on YouTube.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 09, 2020 10:06 PM (+oVP5)

22 Someone let WeirdDave do another ONT.

When will they learn?



Bonus nachos, meese ameegoes. Hope u r well

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:06 PM (/DNWp)

23 Hola mia Hordites! Good vodka and real OJ tonight.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 09, 2020 10:06 PM (zUdXR)

24 Since Bebe was kind enough to grace us with a pic of Jason Momoa in a kilt last night, I present to the 'ettes...Ed Quinn. He's hot AND age-appropriate (he's in his 50s.)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wlhjqnk

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:06 PM (SI5LQ)

25 Wow. The Daily telegraph just went up 10 points in my estimation. Great fisking of the Chinese letter.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:06 PM (aS1PU)

26 For Catholics anxious about not being permitted to go to Confession during this Lenten season, a path out:

https://youtu.be/hI9RRXMsOpQ

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:07 PM (Y4EXg)

27 My heart goes out to Bernie having to console himself with yet another lake house!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

28 I'll be back a 0400 hrs with the living and the dead.
Maybe. nite.

Posted by: azalea city at April 09, 2020 10:08 PM (WX+x0)

29 26 For Catholics anxious about not being permitted to go to Confession during this Lenten season, a path out:

https://youtu.be/hI9RRXMsOpQ
Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:07 PM (Y4EXg)

Nope, no way out. You're going straight to hell. Sorry!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:08 PM (NWiLs)

30 The black cat was good, but the three babies? Whoa.

Posted by: Eromero at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (XhWtx)

31 Thank you, Weird Dave, for the lack of Zappa. As I've said, I admire the man for his producing and arranging skills. And that's all.

I'm sure he's a skillful suicide guide. Great, everyone needs a talent.

You want to hear suicide music? Find "To Fro" by He Said (Wire bassist Graham Lewis without Colin Newman's pop sensibility). Every time I listen, I am reminded I don't have spare razor blades.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (l9m7l)

32 "We should thank the Queen."


Really. For damn near seventy years she has shown what a decent reserve, a stiff upper lip, and doing duty daily looks like. Yes, she is rich, but she never gave in to the temptation that riches hold (seriously, if there was evidence of her being naughty we would have all seen it or heard of it.) She has no real power other than that of an example, and she has shown an extraordinary discipline that a guardsman or a yeoman warder would envy.


I admire the old gal and wish her well, and another decade, bright and spritely, this side of the sod.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (GYAiq)

33 Oh, shit. I gotta stop now. I need a drink.

Liquor stores

[x] Essential
[ ] Not essential

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (MQ0v4)

34 No need to hire the Ghanaian pallbearers just for funerals.

How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 Nice ONT content WD, much appreciated in these trying times.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (zUdXR)

36 The Queen in the Three Wolf Moon T Shirt was the BEST.


All others are wannabes.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (MQ0v4)

37 I admire the old gal and wish her well, and another decade, bright and spritely, this side of the sod.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (GYAiq)


Hear, hear!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

38 I think Bernie fucked his fans over worse than McCain and Romney did us. Sucks to be them.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (y7DUB)

39 How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

Popping out of your own birthday cake? How gauche.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

40 It feels kind of empty in here without Zappa.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (XVuno)

41 @24: "He's hot AND age-appropriate (he's in his 50s.)"

Whoa, calm down, wait a minute here. I have questions about the propriety of so many 29 year olds gawking at a man nearly twice their age.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 09, 2020 10:12 PM (+oVP5)

42 Ha ha ha! That China letter was excellent!

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 10:12 PM (ouBhA)

43 41 @24: "He's hot AND age-appropriate (he's in his 50s.)"

Whoa, calm down, wait a minute here. I have questions about the propriety of so many 29 year olds gawking at a man nearly twice their age.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 09, 2020 10:12 PM (+oVP5)

Daddy issues.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:12 PM (NWiLs)

44 Ooh, somebody buy me "Sid Vicious at the Chelsea"!

I will also accept "Something Especially Heinous at the Overlook".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

45 The blown margins are IN THE POST!!!1!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (0ReGO)

46 Cool story of a restaurant guy in Seattle who lost his job. Now he rides around on his bike shouting out messages to people for a buck a message. Anything from happy birthday to insults to jokes.
Said he's working solid all day.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (axyOa)

47 39 How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

Popping out of your own birthday cake? How gauche.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

With a tommy gun.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

48 How dare the bernie bots befoul Monument Valley!

Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (nvc6v)

49 Hello, Horde!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (OuZMr)

50 The telegraph letter link doesn't seem to work.

Not complaining. Love the ONT.

Posted by: banana Dream at April 09, 2020 10:14 PM (l6b3d)

51 45 The blown margins are IN THE POST!!!1!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (0ReGO)

I had to turn my phone sideways.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (SI5LQ)

52 Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders could star in a movie.


"Grumpy Old Men"

"DODDERING OLD FOOLS


Coming to a Theatre (broom closet) no where Near You!



a Trump Films Comedy Production




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (QzJWU)

53 38 I think Bernie fucked his fans over worse than McCain and Romney did us. Sucks to be them.
Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (y7DUB)


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I fear that I have awakened a sleeping giant and filled them with a terrible resolve.

HAH! Who am I kidding! What're those losers gonna do? THEY'RE ANARCHISTS, FER CHRIST SAKE!!!

Posted by: Breadline Bernie at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (XVuno)

54 I could definitely hang in Annapolis. Very nice little city.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (ZLI7S)

55 With a tommy gun.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)


I don't care what they all say, you're alright.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (aS1PU)

56 Hitler learns Steiner ain't coming, cut to funeral guys.

Posted by: davidt at April 09, 2020 10:16 PM (l3+k2)

57
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
at April 09, 2020 10:16 PM (DUIap)

58 47 39 How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

Popping out of your own birthday cake? How gauche.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

With a tommy gun.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)


Been there, done that.

Posted by: Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag at April 09, 2020 10:16 PM (OuZMr)

59 WeirdDave, I love ya, your ONT is girthy, but you totally fucked the margins with the HAHAHAs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

60 We must have no necessities, as there are no mothers of invention tonight.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 09, 2020 10:17 PM (DMUuz)

61 Talking to the local restaurant owners I know, we figure roughly 40% of the non-chain places will be gone for sure. Another 10-15% in very serious trouble that might stick it out for 6 more months but will have to fold.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:02 PM (Y4EXg)


Driving through town to my essential mechanic's shop, I noticed a restaurant that someone with hopes and dreams had just refurbished from the ground up, hoping to make a success with a new place in a good location.
Good effing luck to him with that, thanks to the effing ChiComs!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:17 PM (BiNEL)

62 Cenk learns Trump took Florida, cut to funeral guys.

Posted by: davidt at April 09, 2020 10:17 PM (l3+k2)

63 I can't get teh Twitter content to play...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (7WaWV)

64

I fear that I have awakened a sleeping giant and filled them with a terrible resolve.

HAH! Who am I kidding! What're those losers gonna do? THEY'RE ANARCHISTS, FER CHRIST SAKE!!!
Posted by: Breadline Bernie at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (XVuno)







Just wait until they get organized...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (EGyGV)

65 27 My heart goes out to Bernie having to console himself with yet another lake house!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:07 PM (BiNEL)

Maybe he will experience a canoe accident

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

66 a jug of wine, a loaf of bread - Hoc est Corpus Meum

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (V2Yro)

67 Sea otters are started to bed down before their nocturnal surprise activities.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (ufFY8)

68 The Daily Telegraph has a set of yu-u-u-ge ones. Now, if we could just hire those guys to write a rebuttal to the Dems' daily load of bull manure. (A girl can dream, can't she?)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- current occupation: cat furniture at April 09, 2020 10:19 PM (w96zf)

69 Out to the weary grocery stores today. I wanted to go to Costco, but when I got there at opening time, there were over 100 people standing in line in the pouring rain, so I decided to skip it. I had to go to 2 grocery stores and 2 dollar stores to find what I needed. The dollar stores were fine; not crowded, and I think if I need anything really basic, like tomato soup or noodles, I'll go there first from now on.

The grocery stores have added a new hoop for us all to jump through now; not only do we have to stand in line outside until they will let us in a few at a time, and then stand in line to be directed to a checkout, now they have arrows on the floor to direct the flow of traffic. Basically, each aisle is now a one-way lane, so you have to go up and down each aisle instead of going quickly to the one or 2 you may want. We're being herded like cattle through chutes, and I suppose the desired result is that we all have to look at each other's backs - you can't encounter another person face to face, because we're all going in the same direction.

I'm really damned tired of this Soviet lifestyle. Just like over there, we now spend half the day standing in lines.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 09, 2020 10:20 PM (EI35j)

70 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (ufFY

Are sea otters the bad ones? Or is that river otters?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:20 PM (SI5LQ)

71 47 39 How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

Popping out of your own birthday cake? How gauche.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

With a tommy gun.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

Well that's totally different then.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:20 PM (NWiLs)

72 Driving through town to my essential mechanic's shop, I noticed a restaurant that someone with hopes and dreams had just refurbished from the ground up, hoping to make a success with a new place in a good location.
Good effing luck to him with that, thanks to the effing ChiComs!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:17 PM (BiNEL)

Those stories make me very sad. I hope he can hang on! Now a local situation that makes me smile wickedly - Dicks Sporting Goods just added a huge new store at our mall, it replaced the Sears that closed. First Dick's Store in the region, big grand opening, high hopes.

2 weeks after the Grand Opening, the Mall locked it's doors, and hasn't reopened yet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:21 PM (V2Yro)

73 40
It feels kind of empty in here without Zappa.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (XVuno


Regret your wishes.
https://tinyurl.com/s32cvzx

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (GYAiq)

74 66 a jug of wine, a loaf of bread - Hoc est Corpus Meum
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (V2Yro)

Pie Jesu Domine
Dona eis requiem
*thwack*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

75 Moar DailyTelegraph.

Posted by: Vox at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (oVJmc)

76 That Telegraph fisking is a thing of beauty!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (OuZMr)

77 Maybe he will experience a canoe accident

Don't tease me.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

78 Are sea otters the bad ones? Or is that river otters?
Posted by: Jordan61
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Yes!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (UUBmN)

79 Wow. The Daily telegraph just went up 10 points in my estimation. Great fisking of the Chinese letter.
Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:06 PM (aS1PU)


Real journalism being practiced? The deuce you say!

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (y7DUB)

80 Wow, prescient title. I just got done mixing up a batch of French Bread. Gonna let the sponge ferment overnight. King Arthur bread flour baby!!. It's probably a year old but I don't think it matters too much? I've got close to 20 pounds of flour, plenty of active dry yeast, because I'm cool like dat. Haven't baked anything, not even cookies, since I started intermittent fasting in June, but we'll see how it goes. Fresh bread is awesome.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (wGitj)

81 With a tommy gun.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

I don't care what they all say, you're alright.
Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM


True dat, other than her predilection for attending the Book Thread minus essential items of wardrobe.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (DMUuz)

82 Greetings to all the ONT folks. Have a seat, relax, and don't worry! I'll be collapsing into a drunken stupor any moment now.

But I do want to say welcome to all and sundry. And for you first time visitors, don't worry, I'm in a cage! I'm totally separated!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (l9m7l)

83 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:21 PM (V2Yro)

One of my son's two jobs is at Dick's, to my neverending annoyance.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (SI5LQ)

84 Jackie: turn on that radio in back of ya.

The c'rona aint likely to catch up with us, not tonight! So we can all be quiet and peacable and have a few beers together and listen to the muuuusic. And not make any 'rona moves. Let's everybody stay where they are!

Posted by: Homefree Bogroll at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (bzIRf)

85 71 47 39 How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

Popping out of your own birthday cake? How gauche.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (NWiLs)

With a tommy gun.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

Well that's totally different then.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:20 PM (NWiLs)


To be fair, a flamethrower would really complete the picture...

and you could light the candles with it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (BiNEL)

86 It's the ONT and I am normally long gone asleep at this time but I'm gonna send a hug to Ladyl and bow out.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 09, 2020 10:24 PM (CSvq/)

87 One of my son's two jobs is at Dick's, to my neverending annoyance.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (SI5LQ)


Hey, it's a job. He's a good kid.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:24 PM (aS1PU)

88 I fear that I have awakened a sleeping giant and filled them with a terrible resolve.



HAH! Who am I kidding! What're those losers gonna do? THEY'RE ANARCHISTS, FER CHRIST SAKE!!!

Posted by: Breadline Bernie at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (XVuno)


The better quote is: "I can run wild for six months ... after that, I have no expectation of success".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:25 PM (GYAiq)

89 40 It feels kind of empty in here without Zappa.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 09, 2020 10:11 PM (XVuno)

Saturday isn't that far away

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

90 Hrothgar, we have a lady here who had left Venezuela and came here to make a new start. Opened a restaurant barely 2 months before this shit started. It was an old bar called the Do Drop In (I kid you not). been there for over 50 years and totally gutted it and turned it into a beautiful restaurant. We ordered carry out from there last week. Delicious food. Hope she can hang on.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:25 PM (dUJdY)

91 77 Maybe he will experience a canoe accident

Don't tease me.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

Would i tease you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

92 83 Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:21 PM (V2Yro)

One of my son's two jobs is at Dick's, to my neverending annoyance.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (SI5LQ)

There's a shopping plaza in the Orlando area that has a BJ's Wholesale Club as an anchor store. You know what else is an anchor store there? Yep. Dick's Sporting Goods. So the nice big sign out front says "Dick's" and "BJs."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

93 You want to hear suicide music? Find "To Fro" by He Said (Wire bassist Graham Lewis without Colin Newman's pop sensibility). Every time I listen, I am reminded I don't have spare razor blades.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (l9m7l)
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Shostakovich. He's real "stick your head in the oven and turn the gas up full" music. I like it, but only in small doses. He personifies the "Russian Miseries" in music.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (mGQEH)

94 {{Ben Had}}

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

95 And thanks for the ONT, WD!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (mGQEH)

96 70
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 09, 2020 10:18 PM (ufFY



Are sea otters the bad ones? Or is that river otters?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:20 PM (SI5LQ)

I do not distinguish.
But, a few minutes ago:

https://tinyurl.com/rjqu39c

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (ufFY8)

97 And for you first time visitors, don't worry, I'm in a cage! I'm totally separated!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (l9m7l)



BeckChas, just checking, they do still have you shackled to the cage bars, right?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (BiNEL)

98 There's a shopping plaza in the Orlando area that has a BJ's Wholesale Club as an anchor store. You know what else is an anchor store there? Yep. Dick's Sporting Goods. So the nice big sign out front says "Dick's" and "BJs."
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)


Orlando has a Castro district?

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:27 PM (aS1PU)

99 Would i tease you?

I would hope not

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:27 PM (dUJdY)

100 This just in! "HUGS to EVERYONE, courtesy of ACHEWOOD's Phillipe, who is five!"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:27 PM (l9m7l)

101 93 You want to hear suicide music? Find "To Fro" by He Said (Wire bassist Graham Lewis without Colin Newman's pop sensibility). Every time I listen, I am reminded I don't have spare razor blades.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (l9m7l)
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Shostakovich. He's real "stick your head in the oven and turn the gas up full" music. I like it, but only in small doses. He personifies the "Russian Miseries" in music.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (mGQEH)

Call me.

Posted by: Yoko Ono at April 09, 2020 10:27 PM (ABjxW)

102 We ordered carry out from there last week. Delicious food. Hope she can hang on.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:25 PM (dUJdY)


arepas and fried plantain.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2020 10:27 PM (WyVLE)

103 There used to be a bar here named
Dicks at the Beach

Posted by: navybrat, holed up at April 09, 2020 10:28 PM (w7KSn)

104 Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 10:22 PM (wGitj)

Considering that you can't find flour or yeast anywhere nowadays, you could probably trade some of your stash for some sweet ass.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:28 PM (SI5LQ)

105 omg Harrisburg is ranked WAY way too high!

there are much nicer places below Harrisburg! what on earth were the criteria?!?! "livability"?!?! Affordable housing!?!? ok yeah it's AFFORDABLE ... but why?!!

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (j9HX3)

106 Jewells, a hug for you too, dearest

Posted by: Ben Had at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (CSvq/)

107
Orlando has a Castro district?
Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:27 PM (aS1PU)

Not quite, but we have some major ghey enclaves here.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

108 Hey, it's a job. He's a good kid.
Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:24 PM (aS1PU)

True.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (Ey99Q)

109 Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:25 PM (dUJdY)

Anecdotal stuff, but multiply by a million or so and WASTF!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:30 PM (BiNEL)

110 I was out on the superslab today... Heavy lorry traffic! About one car for every half dozen artics...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 10:30 PM (7WaWV)

111 True dat, other than her predilection for attending the Book Thread minus essential items of wardrobe.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (DMUuz)
---
Did Gauguin wear wool trousers when painting in Tahiti?

You cannot contain genius.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:30 PM (Dc2NZ)

112 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (5ua3Z)

113 During this lockdown, are Hawaiians haoles now?

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (aS1PU)

114 Not quite, but we have some major ghey enclaves here.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

LOL, I totally just pictured Archer in that twink outfit trying to seduce the gay Cuban guy.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (Ey99Q)

115 Shostakovich. He's real "stick your head in the oven and turn the gas up full" music. I like it, but only in small doses. He personifies the "Russian Miseries" in music.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:26 PM (mGQEH)

It's probably not a good sign that I adore Shostakovich. I always get the feeling he's *saying* that Of Course, the Soviet Union is Wonderful! but in his music, he's telling the truth.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (V2Yro)

116 108 Hey, it's a job. He's a good kid.
Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:24 PM (aS1PU)

True.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (Ey99Q)

I would give him endless shit about being in Dick's all day. "Hey son, how do ya like Dick's?"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

117 And for you first time visitors, don't worry, I'm in a cage! I'm totally separated!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:23 PM (l9m7l)


BeckChas, just checking, they do still have you shackled to the cage bars, right?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

It's actually just chicken wire.

BeckChas can get out if he wants to.

Posted by: Miklos, been there at April 09, 2020 10:32 PM (QzkSJ)

118 Did Gauguin wear wool trousers when painting in Tahiti?
You cannot contain genius.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:30 PM (Dc2NZ)


My eyes, my eyes, the images, make it stop!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:32 PM (BiNEL)

119 114 Not quite, but we have some major ghey enclaves here.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:29 PM (NWiLs)

LOL, I totally just pictured Archer in that twink outfit trying to seduce the gay Cuban guy.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (Ey99Q)

You have to go to South Beach or Key West for that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

120 Anyone who thinks that Springfield, IL is in the top half of state capitals has never been to Springfield, IL.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at April 09, 2020 10:32 PM (X5eeB)

121 Which industry has taken the biggest hit? Probably restaurants.

Here in Smallville, which has grown practically to Midville, dining out was big business. Note the past tense.

When I were a tad, the town was families procreating boomers.

Now the community is young or middle age execs, commuters to Big Town, retirees, health workers... who all dine out at McD's or FancyPants.

Lots and lots of empty parking lots. Some drive-ups doing brisk business. All dine-in closed.

Smallville is Asshoe

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:32 PM (/DNWp)

122 I believe that's three ONT firsts in a row. Who says I have nothing to do?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 09, 2020 10:33 PM (HuH1F)

123 Well, I've said this before but this was not how I planning on spending my last month at work. March and April are usually super busy so I figured we'd be slammed. It's been pretty dead except fighting with the IRS. I haven't seen my replacement in 2 weeks because we are alternating days. I fear she won't be anywhere near ready to take over.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:33 PM (dUJdY)

124 It would be interesting to see how the State capitols would rank, if "diversity" was excluded from the calculation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (miJU3)

125 122 I believe that's three ONT firsts in a row. Who says I have nothing to do?
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 09, 2020 10:33 PM (HuH1F)

*hands over a deck of cards short by one*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (NWiLs)

126 "When I were a tad, the town was families procreating boomers.

Now the community is young or middle age execs, commuters to Big Town, retirees, health workers... who all dine out at McD's or FancyPants."

Well, now that they can't do that anymore, the town might once again become procreating families.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (EI35j)

127 You cannot contain genius.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

I tried that at my Indecent Exposure trial.

The male jurors said jail.

The ladies said Fine.

Posted by: Miklos, expunged at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

128 Okay, finally read the Telegraph piece. Their site forbids cookieless browsers (so this one is out) and ad blockers actually *break* the page. Outline doesn't work, either. I had to go to the Wayback Machine to read it.

It was worth it. That was awesome. I hope some commie apparatchik got thrown in the gulag over it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (mGQEH)

129 Fake news! That's not Queen. It doesn't even remotely resemble Freddie Mercury!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (gAXBD)

130 @97 - I am testing the strength of the shackles. So far, tests are within guidelines. One moment--

STATIC

No worries to anyone. I am completely encaged, and no one need worry about anything. In fact, "worrying" about Beckoning Chasm has been shown to be been shown to be CNN propaganda--

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:35 PM (l9m7l)

131 I believe that's three ONT firsts in a row. Who says I have nothing to do?
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 09, 2020 10:33 PM (HuH1F)

*hands over a deck of cards short by one*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM (NWiLs)


Smokin' cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:35 PM (aS1PU)

132 I believe that's three ONT firsts in a row. Who says I have nothing to do?
Posted by: Charles the Simple

Rooms to let 50 cents.


Oh wait, that's a whole different song.

Posted by: MiklosMix at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

133 No worries to anyone. I am completely encaged, and no one need worry about anything. In fact, "worrying" about Beckoning Chasm has been shown to be been shown to be CNN propaganda--

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:35 PM (l9m7l)


I rate this as...

Fake News!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (BiNEL)

134 I fear she won't be anywhere near ready to take over.
Posted by: Jewells45

---

Jewells, with respect but why are you worried about that? You tried to warn the higher ups and have done all you could do to train/prepare the new gal.

If it doesn't work out, it certainly isn't your fault.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (Y4EXg)

135 It's probably not a good sign that I adore Shostakovich. I always get the feeling he's *saying* that Of Course, the Soviet Union is Wonderful! but in his music, he's telling the truth.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:31 PM (V2Yro)
+++++++++++++++++
Absolutely. The misery of the Soviet empire comes through in every beautiful note. And some of the bizarre counter-reality elements of the USSR - like listening to a Shostakovich violin piece played by a masterful player on "The People's Stradivarius #5."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (mGQEH)

136 It would be interesting to see how the State capitols would rank, if "diversity" was excluded from the calculation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM



I can't see Disgusta, ME moving far from 48th in any case...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 10:37 PM (7WaWV)

137 You cannot contain genius.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Hear that? That's the sound of scores of Morons deciding to name their dicks "Genius."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:37 PM (NWiLs)

138 Considering that you can't find flour or yeast anywhere nowadays, you could probably trade some of your stash for some sweet ass.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:28 PM (SI5LQ)
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We have a local pizza place that makes the best pastrami and excellent Neapolitan style pizza. They never had a website until the last few weeks. Under other stuff they are selling 5lb. Bags of flour and rolls of TP. The TP is the industrial stuff in the giant rolls but it better than nothing in a pinch. The flour is the OO pizza flour but it's good for bread too.
Several of my neighbors are franchise restaurant owners and individual restaurant owners. I hope they make it. We've been getting take out about 3 times a weeks.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 10:37 PM (UUBmN)

139 It would be interesting to see how the State capitols would rank, if "diversity" was excluded from the calculation.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:34 PM
+++++++++++++
Is it considered a merit or demerit in the final score?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:37 PM (mGQEH)

140 Rank State Capitols

w/o javascript, that page is a wall of tiny, tiny text. But f3 finds "Oklahoma City."

"While it ranked in the top 10 on the WalletHub list, charm is not exactly this city's strong suit."

Dunno 'bout wallethub, but that's kinda my impression.

One of Oklahoma's "dark holes." Wish son & fam would git away, now that they're both remote-working.

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (/DNWp)

141 Rooms to let 50 cents.


Oh wait, that's a whole different song.
Posted by: MiklosMix at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

Great, now that's going to be stuck in my head. No phone, no pool, no pets...

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (Ey99Q)

142 There is going to be a yugge luxurious baby boom during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (nvc6v)

143 No need to hire the Ghanaian pallbearers just for funerals.

How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

I finally heard the music they are dancing to. Sounds like the sound track to Sonic the Hedgehog or some such crap. Do not like. New Orleans jazz funerals FTW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (miJU3)

144 Jewells, with respect but why are you worried about that? You tried to warn the higher ups and have done all you could do to train/prepare the new gal.

If it doesn't work out, it certainly isn't your fault.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (Y4EXg)


Yes, but this worry is the curse of responsible people (like Jewells45)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (BiNEL)

145 134 I fear she won't be anywhere near ready to take over.
Posted by: Jewells45

---

Jewells, with respect but why are you worried about that? You tried to warn the higher ups and have done all you could do to train/prepare the new gal.

If it doesn't work out, it certainly isn't your fault.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:36 PM (Y4EXg)

Try behavioral conditioning. I recommend electric shocks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (NWiLs)

146 127
You cannot contain genius.


Posted by: All Hail Eris




Thus said Hollywood, as they gave Polanski a lifetime achievement award. And all over the world, in the cities of the theatrical elite, in various attics, hidden portraits took on another layer of moral filth.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (GYAiq)

147 We have a local pizza place that makes the best pastrami and excellent Neapolitan style pizza.

Chocolate, vanilla and strawberry?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

148 Great, now that's going to be stuck in my head. No phone, no pool, no pets...
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (Ey99Q)
++++++++++++++
I'm a man of means
by all means
...
They call me Dean-o

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (mGQEH)

149 I ain't got no cigarettes, long day of pushin broom

Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (nvc6v)

150 @123 - Jewells, I would love to order more of your work, because it's incredible. I've been very pleased with what I've got.

Alas, I am out of money, or I'd buy your entire stock.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (l9m7l)

151 During this lockdown, are Hawaiians haoles now?
Posted by: DR.WTF

I always liked that Hawaiian blues guy, Haole Wolf.

Posted by: Miklos, tiny bubble guy from way back at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (QzkSJ)

152 as opposed to blister

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (M1DxT)

153 madison is #2? obviously, this clown fucker has never been to that shithole.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (KP5rU)

154 I used to have to go to Albany, NY, once a month for work. I can't imagine a worse state capital.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 09, 2020 10:39 PM (Rz2Nc)

155 Stalin destroyed Leningrad - Hitler just finished the job.

- Shostakovich

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2020 10:40 PM (El6T/)

156
Owl without stick arms was weird enough.

Owl with stick arms is a real hoot.

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:40 PM (/DNWp)

157 New Orleans jazz funerals FTW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (miJU3)


The father-in-law of a friend taught music for years in NOLA. My friend said his funeral was lit AF with a full up jazz funeral from many many former students!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

158 don't we miss them-

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:41 PM (M1DxT)

159 I know.. but 32 years with a company you feel some loyalty and you want them to keep doing well. With those 32 years came a world of experience that I cannot pass on to her. She's a smart cookie though.. she'll figure it out and I'll be around of they need me.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:41 PM (dUJdY)

160 I've had an "Astronomia" earworm for about 24 hours now...

Woke up this afternoon after dreaming about the bleeding funeral dancers!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 10:41 PM (7WaWV)

161 The father-in-law of a friend taught music for years in NOLA. My friend said his funeral was lit AF with a full up jazz funeral from many many former students!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:40 PM (BiNEL)


How cool is that.

Posted by: DR.WTF - Thoughts Are For Saps at April 09, 2020 10:41 PM (aS1PU)

162 Oh BC.. you're too kind and I know you have a few items on hold for that special someone.. who I know will come along.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:42 PM (dUJdY)

163 every white dude loves NOLA

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:43 PM (M1DxT)

164 123 Well, I've said this before but this was not how I planning on spending my last month at work. March and April are usually super busy so I figured we'd be slammed. It's been pretty dead except fighting with the IRS. I haven't seen my replacement in 2 weeks because we are alternating days. I fear she won't be anywhere near ready to take over.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:33 PM (dUJdY)

The failure to plan on their part shouldn't constitute an emergency on yours

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:43 PM (aA3+G)

165 Stalin destroyed Leningrad - Hitler just finished the job.

- Shostakovich
Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2020 10:40 PM (El6T/)
++++++++++++++++
Reminds me of my favorite Soviet joke:

An old man is walking home in the USSR when a KGB office stops him and demands the man's papers. The man furnishes them. While the KGB officer is looking them over, he starts a little quiz.
KGB Officer: Where do you live?
Man: Leningrad.
KGB Office: Where did you go to school?
Man: Petrograd.

At this, the KGB officer tenses up.

KGM Officer: Where were you born?
Man: Leningrad.

The KGB officer rapped the man across the chest with the barrel of his pistol and barked, "Do you want to go live in gulag, asshole?"

The man replied, "No, comrade officer. I want to live in Leningrad."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:43 PM (mGQEH)

166 New Orleans jazz funerals FTW.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

The lead guy in the African Funeral Dancers has "N.O." on his sash.

They clearly learned the style from the City that Care Forgot.

Posted by: Miklos, who was at Prof. Longhair's Jazz funeral at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (QzkSJ)

167 The man replied, "No, comrade officer. I want to live in Leningrad."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:43 PM (mGQEH)
+++++++++++++++
GAH! typed out the whole damn thing and biffed the punchline.

"No, comrade officer. I want to live in Saint Petersburg."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (mGQEH)

168 One of Oklahoma's "dark holes." Wish son & fam would git away, now that they're both remote-working.
Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:38 PM (/DNWp)

Hey, mindful. I find OKC unattractive, but, I wouldn't describe it as a dark hole. Tulsa is far prettier and so much easier to navigate.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Foghorn Leghorn at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (kXoT0)

169 I'm going to the Maldives. I hear they have great chicken.

Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders, Extra Crispy at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (EgshT)

170 159: i worked at a company for forty one years, jewells. on my 41st year, the chinks shut it down. no warning, just, fuck you lound eye.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (KP5rU)

171 Good evening, Horde.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

172 Outstanding ONT weirddave!!! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (a4qVe)

173 The man replied, "No, comrade officer. I want to live in Leningrad."
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Sure the punchline wasn't "St. Petersburg"?

Posted by: Miklos, who heard it different at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (QzkSJ)

174 MH.. I'm probably worrying about nothing. Maybe I'm putting too much stock in myself and not enough in her.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

175 Good grief, that NURX commercial with the fugly women no one would want to copulate with is playing.
Very irritating.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (ufFY8)

176 163 every white dude loves NOLA
Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:43 PM (M1DxT)

I'm a white dude and I think New Orleans is a shithole.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (NWiLs)

177 you guys are hero's

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (M1DxT)

178 Hey, mindful. I find OKC unattractive, but, I wouldn't describe it as a dark hole. Tulsa is far prettier and so much easier to navigate.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Foghorn Leghorn at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (kXoT0)
++++++++++++++
So I have a question that maybe an OK moron can help with. If you're driving from Wichita to Memphis, the most direct route is on the various toll roads from just north of Tulsa to NW Arkansas and then over. Those toll roads are not interstates and there are several of them. They're fairly expensive. I noticed that they seem to go through a lot of reservation territory. Are those toll roads/turnpikes Indian or reservation businesses?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (mGQEH)

179 Stalin destroyed Leningrad - Hitler just finished the job.

- Shostakovich


Actually, the Commies preserved historical Leningrad - fortunately, the key locations of the Russian Revolution were in the historic area, so they felt compelled to preserve it.

South (non-historic) Leningrad was turned into a standard Soviet city.

The Soviets even rebuilt the Czarist palaces just outside of Leningrad that were destroyed during the war, at enormous cost.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (I2/tG)

180 Ladyl!

*hugs*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (NWiLs)

181 "No, comrade officer. I want to live in Saint Petersburg."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (mGQEH)

typo is asshoe!

Posted by: that Hong Kong dude, going off the rails at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (ufFY8)

182 171 Good evening, Horde.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (TdMsT)

Hi Ladyl! How's your DIL's mom? Oh and I posted a pic of a hottie @ 24.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (6ofTb)

183 I'm going to the Maldives. I hear they have great chicken.
Posted by: Colonel Bernie Sanders, Extra Crispy at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (EgshT)


Um uhh Malvinas has the great chicken.

Posted by: Preznit Pantload at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (aS1PU)

184 I could definitely hang in Annapolis. Very nice little city.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2020 10:15 PM (ZLI7S)

Helena is a nice town. The main street is called Last Chance Gulch. How cool is that?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (miJU3)

185 Sure the punchline wasn't "St. Petersburg"?
Posted by: Miklos, who heard it different at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (QzkSJ)
+++++++++++++
See 167. This, folks, is what the people on the street commonly call an "abject failure."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (mGQEH)

186 Damn Chavez.. that really sucks. We're just a small business and it's amazing what we accomplish for being so tiny. Some of the bigger bulb companies have fallen in the past 15 years.. we managed to hang on.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (dUJdY)

187 174 MH.. I'm probably worrying about nothing. Maybe I'm putting too much stock in myself and not enough in her.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

You're a good person and I understand where you're coming from.

It will all work out.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (aA3+G)

188 you think you could get her?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (M1DxT)

189 {{{{{{{{Insom}}}}}}}}


I needed a really good hug tonight.

(Did I knock the wind out of you?)

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

190 insom, ladyl!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (KP5rU)

191 75 Good grief, that NURX commercial with the fugly women no one would want to copulate with is playing.
Very irritating.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (ufFY

One of them looks like a lesbo. What does she need birth control for?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (6ofTb)

192 The failure to plan on their part shouldn't constitute an emergency on yours
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

The thing is, Jewells is supposed to make her own retirement watch!

Posted by: Miklos, who likes his JewellCorp AoS key chain at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (QzkSJ)

193 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (qAR6u)

194 Why are people so hung up on Zappa even when there is no Zappa?

"I quit carrying her back at the river" replied the other monk.

Punchline. Joke costs extra.

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (/DNWp)

195 Insomnia,
It's actually one of only 7 AVPN certified Neapolitan pizza places in the US. It's really good.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (UUBmN)

196 Daddy issues.

Posted by: Insomniac


oh please oh please oh please oh please

Posted by: deplorable unperson - END THE LOCKDOWN : It's just a damn bug at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (MQ0v4)

197 So I have a question that maybe an OK moron can help with. If you're driving from Wichita to Memphis, the most direct route is on the various toll roads from just north of Tulsa to NW Arkansas and then over. Those toll roads are not interstates and there are several of them. They're fairly expensive. I noticed that they seem to go through a lot of reservation territory. Are those toll roads/turnpikes Indian or reservation businesses?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (mGQEH)

AFAIK, With the exception of the Chickasaw turnpike, 14 or so miles of very expensive toll road down by Sulphur, the turnpikes are owned and managed by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Foghorn Leghorn at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (kXoT0)

198 189 {{{{{{{{Insom}}}}}}}}


I needed a really good hug tonight.

(Did I knock the wind out of you?)
Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

*oof*

Nope *erk* I'm good!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

199 "Boober Eats"

Was it here I saw the suggestion that if Hooters delivers, they should change their name to Knockers?

Posted by: GWB at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (7Of/6)

200 Sure the punchline wasn't "St. Petersburg"?
Posted by: Miklos, who heard it different at April 09, 2020 10:45 PM (QzkSJ)
+++++++++++++
See 167. This, folks, is what the people on the street commonly call an "abject failure."
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (mGQEH)


Other than that it was a funny joke.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (aS1PU)

201 One of them looks like a lesbo. What does she need birth control for?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (6ofTb)

Her dildo is particularly fecund?
Or is that word not spelled with a 'd'?



Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (ufFY8)

202 Thanks MisHum.. I know it will.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (dUJdY)

203 Chavez!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:50 PM (NWiLs)

204 like, richard jewells?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:50 PM (M1DxT)

205
Hi Ladyl! How's your DIL's mom? Oh and I posted a pic of a hottie @ 24.
Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (6ofTb)

{{{Jordan!!!}}}

My DIL's mom is about the same.

I looked at that hottie.

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

206 I know.. but 32 years with a company you feel some loyalty and you want them to keep doing well. With those 32 years came a world of experience that I cannot pass on to her. She's a smart cookie though.. she'll figure it out and I'll be around of they need me.

You're ruining the system. The system is to blame the person that left for everything. If you continue to help, that won't play out. You need to shelter in place, and ignore them.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 09, 2020 10:50 PM (Rz2Nc)

207 176 163 every white dude loves NOLA
Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:43 PM (M1DxT)

I'm a white dude and I think New Orleans is a shithole.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (NWiLs)

I'm a white guy and I have never set foot there or plan on it.

As a matter of fact, cities suck dog d!ck for the most part.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:50 PM (aA3+G)

208 This, folks, is what the people on the street commonly call an "abject failure."
Posted by: Joe Mannix

Bah

The Quota has been fulfilled!

Posted by: Miklos, good enough for Soviet Government joke work at April 09, 2020 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

209 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 10:51 PM (qAR6u)

210
The thing is, Jewells is supposed to make her own retirement watch!
Posted by: Miklos, who likes his JewellCorp AoS key chain at April 09, 2020 10:48 PM (QzkSJ)

Well thats kinky

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:51 PM (aA3+G)

211 That Daily Telegraph letter? Yah....I need a cigarette...

Posted by: Abiss at April 09, 2020 10:51 PM (WaZY9)

212 As a matter of fact, cities suck dog d!ck for the most part.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:50 PM (aA3+G)

*cocks head*
They do?

Posted by: Dog with a big wang at April 09, 2020 10:51 PM (ufFY8)

213 i'm white. will never set foot in nola. florida's toxic sewer. also, shithole.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:52 PM (KP5rU)

214 I've bought a bunch of Horde stuff--jewelry, books, various and sundry.

I have NEVER REGRETTED any of that. Not a sou. And I admit, I bought many of your wares when they were cheap ("Free to the horde for THIS time!") which makes me a bad person.

I am sorry. I would have loved, more than anything, to put money into the hands of the horde.

Alas, I am just something less than nothing. I love all of you, and I love you MORE than BACON.

Being drunk, I can say that you are all...are you ready for this?

BETTER THAN BACON

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:52 PM (l9m7l)

215 your wife and kids are ugly

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:52 PM (M1DxT)

216 fuck you lound eye.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:44 PM (KP5rU)

Oh my gosh, that just brought back memories of going to Chinatown in Manhattan with my family. My BIL called me Round Eye the whole day. He's Mexican, btw.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (6ofTb)

217 Are those toll roads/turnpikes Indian or reservation businesses?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:46 PM (mGQEH)

Those toll roads usually carry an Interstate designation. The Will Rogers from Tulsa to Jopin is part of I-44, for example.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Foghorn Leghorn at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (kXoT0)

218 Skimmed through the capitol thing, one of her criteria is diversity. So yeah, I am guessing my list would look quite different.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (r+sAi)

219 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics
++++++++++++++
Started out very strong tonight. 1-A is a stunner.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (mGQEH)

220 {{{Jewells}}}

{{{Chavez}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

221 adorable

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (M1DxT)

222 This, folks, is what the people on the street commonly call an "abject failure."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:47 PM (mGQEH)


And it had such potential, comrade!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:54 PM (BiNEL)

223 Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 10:51 PM (qAR6u)



You sir, are a national treasure. My God bless and keep you and your fine work

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 09, 2020 10:54 PM (WA8Iu)

224 Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 09, 2020 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

That would be fantastic!

Posted by: GWB at April 09, 2020 10:54 PM (7Of/6)

225 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:54 PM (BiNEL)

226 AUSTIN is 4.... it's really not all that. Especially with all the homeless panhandlers. And the traffic is a nightmare.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 10:54 PM (UUBmN)

227 you're fuked

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:54 PM (M1DxT)

228 Speaking of d!cks suckers looks like Hector's abortion is here.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (aA3+G)

229 Hello fellow Morons. I have been lurking the last couple of months and just wanted to pop in to let you know I still am here. My town, Moab, UT has been completely shut down over the fake flu, and it is destroying the economy here like you would not believe. My own prospects are severely limited by this shit, and I am frankly mad as hell. This is obviously something that is being done to us purely out of a desire to destroy the economy as the only way the MSM/Democraps have been able to figure out to bring down Trump. It will not work. *crosses fingers and toes* Anyway, stand strong and hope this crap will end soon.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (md3fh)

230 Closest I ever got to N'awlins was Lafayette. Moistest and warmest air I've ever experienced. Being a denizen of the arid Rocky Mountain West, I was never more miserable.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Waiting at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (x8Wzq)

231 BETTER THAN BACON

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 10:52 PM (l9m7l)


Dammit BeckChas, now I am really starting to worry about you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (BiNEL)

232
There's a shopping plaza in the Orlando area that has a BJ's Wholesale Club as an anchor store. You know what else is an anchor store there? Yep. Dick's Sporting Goods. So the nice big sign out front says "Dick's" and "BJs

===
Beecher Road has a small grocery store named Beecher Meat and Produce. Right across the road from Beecher Tool and Die.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler, whittling away like mad at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (d6mdH)

233 All I wanted was a little bit of Zappa to soothe my head. But I get Bernie instead.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (Jj+59)

234 Those toll roads usually carry an Interstate designation. The Will Rogers from Tulsa to Jopin is part of I-44, for example.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Foghorn Leghorn at April 09, 2020 10:53 PM (kXoT0)
+++++++++++++
I was on the Cimarron, Muskogee and one other. Only the Muskogee leg was an interstate. Just curious because they seemed to line up with Indian nations.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (mGQEH)

235 anybody with a restaurent or bar is dead

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (M1DxT)

236 Is it considered a merit or demerit in the final score?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 10:37 PM (mGQEH)

They seem to consider it as a positive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (miJU3)

237 230 Closest I ever got to N'awlins was Lafayette. Moistest and warmest air I've ever experienced. Being a denizen of the arid Rocky Mountain West, I was never more miserable.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Waiting at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (x8Wzq)


Yeah, yeah, the miserable wet weather, everything's a swamp. But...the food! It's glorious!

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (dOV9E)

238 Anyone else think that Chicago's mayor looks like Admiral Ackbar?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (OuZMr)

239 Good to see you again Ruthless!

Yeah, we'll get through this but for many, it will the shits for a long time.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (Y4EXg)

240 Frank. Wherefore art thou?

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (Jj+59)

241 For all its faults, I still love Noo Awlins.

But then, I am still (maybe) a Special guest at the Mother-in-Law Lounge, because I was on good terms with both Ernie and Miss Antoinette K-Doe.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother-in-Law_Lounge

Posted by: Miklos, where y'at at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (QzkSJ)

242 Anyone else think that Chicago's mayor looks like Admiral Ackbar?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (OuZMr)


She looks like Grady from Sanford and Son

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (WA8Iu)

243 At the grocer yesterday, Control Lady (with the mask not covering her nose) said only Milady or I could enter, not both. Milady took the plunge.

While tarrying outside the entry - before I duh figured out I should wait at the other entry exit, an ol' geezer came around.

He put his groceries in his truck, and came up to me and wheezed, "Well, I don't care, if I got it I got it, and if I don't I don't."

Being of a geezerish bent myself, I agreed, "This is the craziest $#!+ I've ever seen in my life."

We laughed. He slapped me on the shoulder and went on.

OMG GOT TO STERILIZE THIS SHIRT IMMEDIATELY!

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (/DNWp)

244 vios con dios mi amigo

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (M1DxT)

245 >> in the Orlando area that has a BJ's Wholesale Club as an anchor store.
You know what else is an anchor store there? Yep. Dick's Sporting Goods.
So the nice big sign out front says "Dick's" and "BJs


Orlando is a city, right?


Posted by: Dog with a big wang at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (ufFY8)

246 And not a single Tim Pool linky today. Y'alls slippin

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (Jj+59)

247 Two things keep me going.. seeing my daughter in June and you guys in October. Southwest is already screwing with my flight to ABQ so have to call them tomorrow.. and fucking social security. Again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (dUJdY)

248 Yeah, yeah, the miserable wet weather, everything's a swamp. But...the food! It's glorious!

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (dOV9E)


Even the dives in the Quarter have excellent food!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (BiNEL)

249 Successfully minimized my shopping activities last 2 weeks or so, but was quite painless when I did them. Easy. Guess it depends on location.

Everyone (customers and staff) have been totally normal and relaxed.

Makes the "OMG we'll get through this together OMG" advertising on the radio even more annoying and jarring.

It's fun and easy to imagine ridiculous media behavior with WWII-type situations (it's been done a fair amount).

But media (and a lot of the populace) today is doing something similar with this situation. Sad!

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (El6T/)

250 You know how I-10 splits, you go south and you go through NOLA and the other way is an endless bridge through the swamp? We prefer going through the swamp.

Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (UUBmN)

251 Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (md3fh)

Hang tough, sir. I have a firm belief that we will come out the other side stronger as a republic.

Well. At least pie-eyed hope. Hell. Anyway, we can't give up.


So there it is. Cheers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Waiting at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (x8Wzq)

252 245 Orlando is a city, right?
Posted by: Dog with a big wang at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (ufFY


People refused entrance at Disney have to go somewhere.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (dOV9E)

253 The talk of Shostakovich and Stalin put me in mind of another Soviet word: "Dekulakisation". Isn't that pretty much what's going on in North American now? The people being ruined and dispossessed by police state fiat are the American version of the kulaks: middle class people with a bit of money invested in small businesses. Troublesome people. Once they've been reduced to penury, they won't cause trouble to the bosses; they'll just shut up and be grateful for some paltry handouts to keep themselves from starving.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (EI35j)

254 celebrate life

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (M1DxT)

255
Yeah, yeah, the miserable wet weather, everything's a swamp. But...the food! It's glorious!
Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM (dOV9E)

Lafayette has some of the best restaurants for its size of any town in the country. PreJeans, out by the racetrack, is one of my all time favorites. They have a duck and andouille gumbo that makes you think you've never tasted real gumbo before. The base tastes like liquid smoke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (V2Yro)

256 It's been a long time, but my late wife and I used to go to NO every year just to enjoy the food. We once ate six meals in a single day, starting at Le Mond with beignets and ending up with, as I recall, a pizza around midnight. Great days.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (md3fh)

257 mishum, how much snow sunday and monday?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (KP5rU)

258 {{{Hrothgar}}}

Thank goodness you're here.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (TdMsT)

259 243 At the grocer yesterday, Control Lady (with the mask not covering her nose) said only Milady or I could enter, not both. Milady took the plunge.

That was your first mistake, i would have entered and told her to call the fcking cops

I have had enough of this shit.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 11:00 PM (aA3+G)

260 The talk of Shostakovich and Stalin put me in mind of another Soviet word: "Dekulakisation". Isn't that pretty much what's going on in North American now? The people being ruined and dispossessed by police state fiat are the American version of the kulaks: middle class people with a bit of money invested in small businesses. Troublesome people. Once they've been reduced to penury, they won't cause trouble to the bosses; they'll just shut up and be grateful for some paltry handouts to keep themselves from starving.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (EI35j)
+++++++++++
There is nothing more dangerous to a totalitarian than small business owners, especially if - horror of horrors - it's a family business. There is nothing they fear and loathe more.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:00 PM (mGQEH)

261 Anyone else think that Chicago's mayor looks like Admiral Ackbar?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 09, 2020 10:56 PM



If Admiral Ackbar is also short a chromosome or two, yeah...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 09, 2020 11:00 PM (7WaWV)

262 "Expert" Andy Slavitt, Obama's acting director of Medicare and Medicaid Services from March 2015 to January 2017, on March 12th, via Twitter:

Currently experts expect over one million deaths in the U.S. since the virus was not contained & we cannot even test for it.

This will be recorded as a major preventable public health disaster. I will try to relate what I learned from a long day of calls about what is happening.
The original sin is Trump's months long denial and his dismantling of public health and response infrastructure.

That wasn't all, but it led to other fatal mistakes.


"Expert" Slavitt, today, April 9th:

So I want to give my view before I reveal my conversation: the numbers in the model are important in helping us understand what is working. They should not be seen as projections.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:00 PM (I2/tG)

263 i so want to go out to eat...

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:01 PM (M1DxT)

264 {{{Ladyl}}}
You doing OK?
I thought I detected a wee bit of stress?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:01 PM (BiNEL)

265 257 mishum, how much snow sunday and monday?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (KP5rU


Its the SWAG Method.

No one knows, I know whatever comes is too much.

What about use guys in da valley?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 11:01 PM (aA3+G)

266 I plan to be in TX in Oct., but no worries I stopped flying when it stopped being fun. I will drive like I did last year.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:01 PM (md3fh)

267 This week in 1944 my dad's unit (VI Corps counter battery artillery section) was catching heat from the 'brass' for not effectively suppressing German artillery barrages into the beachhead at Anzio and the port at Nettuno. Dad was put in charge of counter battery ops for the eastern half of the beachhead.

Apr 5
The "bee" is on CB, with an increase of ammo Gerry is bouncing more and more into the port. General Truscott came into our office today to see what we are doing. Somehow I don't think he was satisfied with the picture.

Apr 6.
Worked all last night so I slept all today. Arty has quieted down appreciably. Mechanical Joe cut loose again last night. Disturbed the sleep of a good many, as per usual.

Apr 7.
CB was put on the spot for sure. [Margin note: Met Gen Truscott, CG VI Corps, on this deal.] A notice was given to do something about the firing and all Div Arty Cmdrs were called in on the session. Nothing in the way of a decision made except to enlarge the CB section. We now will have 9 officers and 12 men.

Apr 8.
Maj Williamson was called back from Naples.
Pressure is really on CB now. We are making a nice set-up with two sub-sections, one for west and one for east halves of the beachhead. Bradstock, RA, has the west sector. I have the east. Major Williamson is a super coordinator.

Apr 9.
For the last few days I've been hitting from 14 to 18 hours a day. Now the section has expanded I should get some sleep. CB fire is still quite heavy.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:02 PM (m45I2)

268 So I want to give my view before I reveal my conversation: the numbers in the model are important in helping us understand what is working. They should not be seen as projections.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:00 PM (I2/tG)
++++++++++++++
Okay, am I the stupid one here? What the hell is the point of a model if not to project and try to predict the future? You don't need to *model* existing data - you just need to aggregate and calculate it. Models are *for* projection, within some degree of confidence that you're right. Your models could be wrong (most are - the world's a complicated place), but let's not lie about their purpose.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:02 PM (mGQEH)

269 256 It's been a long time, but my late wife and I used to go to NO every year just to enjoy the food. We once ate six meals in a single day, starting at Le Mond with beignets and ending up with, as I recall, a pizza around midnight. Great days.
Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 10:59 PM (md3fh)


It was one of my, and my late husband's, favorite places.

I can't bear to go back there.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:02 PM (TdMsT)

270 Groups of doctors do lots of stupid shit. I can barely deal with one at a time, but a Pleurisy of Doctors is exponentially more annoying.

In 1949, more doctors smoked Camels than any other cigarette.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 09, 2020 11:02 PM (DY3v8)

271 @263 I got a warm fresh bat for you!

Posted by: Xi Jinping at April 09, 2020 11:03 PM (bzIRf)

272 not today-i can bury obama in a heartbeat; not today

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:03 PM (M1DxT)

273 265: mishum, the overpaid fucks down here have no clue. as usual.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 11:03 PM (KP5rU)

274 Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:02 PM (m45I2)
++++++++++++
Thank you for sharing that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:03 PM (mGQEH)

275 Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:00 PM (I2/tG)

Would I be wrong if I guessed that Comrade Slavitt has a government pension (and health care)?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:03 PM (BiNEL)

276 I am spending almost no money. Eating from the freezer. Mostly just ordering things like fever thermometers and Zinc and TP. My last credit card bill was tiny, helped along by refunds for an abandoned trip.

When we are all freed, my new motto will be "support the local restaurants." It sounds so much better than "get in my belly, all the food."

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:04 PM (dOV9E)

277 Slav it is a friggin turd.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 09, 2020 11:04 PM (axyOa)

278 Hi everyone, I think I might have gotten entangled with a troll, it's hard to tell when they protend to be sincere.

Love you all. Love all of you.

You folks are the best and I am not a troll

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 11:04 PM (l9m7l)

279 chavez; really?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:04 PM (M1DxT)

280 Good Lord.. my son just texted me someone at his work tested positive for Covid19. Shit.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (dUJdY)

281 What the hell is the point of a model if not to project and try to predict the future?

I suspect that after the epidemic models fiasco, people are going to have a lot less faith in global warming models.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (I2/tG)

282 264 {{{Ladyl}}}
You doing OK?
I thought I detected a wee bit of stress?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 20


Oh Hrothgar--just like everyone else, I'm becoming bored out of my gourd. My plans for fun today fell through, and one can only vacuum one's house so many times.

As a matter of fact, I'm considering becoming a slob.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

283 They should not be seen as projections.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


Oh, there's a lot of projection going on.

Posted by: Dr. Miklos Freud at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (QzkSJ)

284 Ruthless, I wondered about that. I had backcountry reservations for a week made in Canyonlands for early March, they are kind of hard to get. Then the Sino Lung Rot hit. I knew it would eventually shut everything down eventually. I could kind of foresee getting shut out or even stuck halfway across the country, or severely inconvenienced.

I first visited Moab in 1984, it has grown tremendously, not all for the better. I enjoyed the Moab Diner, one could still smoke in a diner without someone being rude and trying to enjoy a meal. I surmised Moab would get hit like a "mother of all bombs" because the whole thing is based on tourism to the Nth degree. Spectacular scenery and that region is one of my favorites to poke around in.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (wGitj)

285 I said to my friend today that we needed to support the local restaurants when they open, and pointed out that we would have to eat about fifteen meals a day. He looked at me funny for some reason.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:06 PM (md3fh)

286 As a matter of fact, I'm considering becoming a slob.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

*pats couch*

Come sit by me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

287 279: if it not about the virus or the packers, these fucktards aren't fucking interested.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 11:06 PM (KP5rU)

288 AFAIK, With the exception of the Chickasaw turnpike, 14 or so miles of very expensive toll road down by Sulphur, the turnpikes are owned and managed by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Foghorn Leghorn at April 09, 2020 10:49 PM (kXoT0)

What is the availability of State or U.S. highways that more or less parallel the turnpikes, maybe at slower speeds?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:06 PM (miJU3)

289 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 11:04 PM (l9m7l)

Who thought you were a troll?

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:06 PM (6ofTb)

290 this isn't "angry girl" thing?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:07 PM (M1DxT)

291 268. Models driven by real data have realistic confidence intervals. The CDC curves were driven by fear, as there was no real data. The data now is incomplete as well, but will improve temporally and with the advent of antibody testing. .

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 09, 2020 11:07 PM (gSgAd)

292 Pleurisy of Doctors
...
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 09, 2020 11:02 PM (DY3v

Nice!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:08 PM (BiNEL)

293 bitch be pissed

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (M1DxT)

294 "Expert" Slavitt, today, April 9th:





What would we do without experts?

Posted by: Miklos, contradicting his previous contradiction at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (QzkSJ)

295 Well.. I'm off to bed to dream about.. anything but this stupid virus! Night all.. stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (dUJdY)

296 250 You know how I-10 splits, you go south and you go through NOLA and the other way is an endless bridge through the swamp? We prefer going through the swamp.
Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 10:58 PM (UUBmN)

I was on that Atchafalaya bridge once when our side, the west bound side, was slow, but we noted absolutely no traffic at all on the east bound side. About 9 miles in, on the other side we saw a semi which jacknifed and tipped over, blocking the entire east bound span! Behind that were 15 miles of packed and parked cars, people were sitting on their hoods, and there was no place for any of them to go unless they wanted to jump off the bridge and go swimmin' with the gators.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (V2Yro)

297 One of my son's two jobs is at Dick's, to my neverending annoyance.
Posted by: Jordan61

Was up doing some tree removal in March at my daughter's rental in the Perry district. Stopped st Dick's for a late lunch. Triple Whammy, large fry and chocolate malt. Awesome! Been awhile since I've been there. Used to live up the hill in my yewtful bachelor days. Ate there alot. Don't let it bother you J61. It's a Spokane icon

Posted by: Sock Monkey...really get down now baby at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (VmcMv)

298 Models driven by real data have realistic confidence intervals. The CDC curves were driven by fear, as there was no real data. The data now is incomplete as well, but will improve temporally and with the advent of antibody testing. .
Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 09, 2020 11:07 PM (gSgAd)
++++++++++++++
Bad, good or indifferent, models are for projection into the future. If your model is bad, the projection is proven wrong but the model got you there. I'm not arguing for quality of the Imperial College's model or the CDC's or anyone else's. I'm arguing that this toolbox's "models shouldn't be used to project anything" is farcical.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (mGQEH)

299 Muldoon

Fascinating!!!
Counterbattery was hard back then. It was either done by a sound-flash platoon or done through shellreps...which required a few of the enemy shells to land first and then some poor Schlock had to go do the measuring. Radar finally made it a heck of a lot easier.
Kudos to de 'Ol man!

Posted by: Diogenes at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (axyOa)

300 Muldoon, awesome (for WWII geeks like me).

CB = counter-battery, right?

Truscott appears to have been a good leader.

The Eye-talian campaign appears to have been, on balance, a fiasco (complicated but serious discussion).

Though the landings in Sicily alone served a purpose - Hitler pulled the cord on the (largely floundering) Kursk offensive to move assets west.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (El6T/)

301 The data now is incomplete as well, but will improve temporally and with the advent of antibody testing. .

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 09, 2020 11:07 PM (gSgAd)


Cooking the books by ascribing every death with the slightest tenuous connection to the Red Death will certainly help the "post mortem" modeling effort.

Posted by: CDC Commissar Birx at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (BiNEL)

302 Pleurisy of Doctors
...
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie



A Colostomy of Administrators

Posted by: Miklos, AKA Lance Boyle at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

303 280 Good Lord.. my son just texted me someone at his work tested positive for Covid19. Shit.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (dUJdY)


Oh no, {{{Jewells}}}

My son travels constantly between Ohio, California, New York and a couple other states.

He mentioned to me a few days ago that he thinks he had it in February.

He had all the symptoms. He was tested for the regular flu, but he didn't have it. He said he was sick for about 10 days.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

304 that if Hooters delivers, they should change their name to Knockers?

bang bang, on the door baby

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 09, 2020 11:10 PM (ykYG2)

305 Would I be wrong if I guessed that Comrade Slavitt has a government pension (and health care)?

Harvard MBA, ex-Goldman Sachs, ex-McKinsey, founded a health care company.

Now runs a nonprofit telling the proles to stay in their hovels, as the CCP virus rages.

Just another one of those "expert" Superior Beings that the deplorables should be genuflecting to.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:11 PM (I2/tG)

306 Posted by: Sock Monkey...really get down now baby at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (VmcMv)

LOL, I meant Dicks Sporting Goods, in the valley. EVERYONE familiar with Spokane thinks I mean Dick"s Burgers if I don't specify.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:11 PM (6ofTb)

307 301 Well there is that. GIGO

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at April 09, 2020 11:12 PM (gSgAd)

308 *pats couch*

Come sit by me.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 11:06 PM (NWiLs)


Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

309 A lefty friend of mine sent me an email today showing "proof" that everything was going to continue to go down the shithole. It was some "official" data from the Feds about WY, listing the things they had NOT done (shutting down everything), and showing that to date nothing in particular had happened. Then it showed a scary graph with a huuge spike starting next week that would totally overwhelm the state's systems. Jeesh, this woman has a doctorate and it dumb as a bag of rocks. When there are some real facts, then we can talk about it. She watches CNN and MSNBC and believes that Fox is De Debil. What is with these people?

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:12 PM (md3fh)

310 The Eye-talian campaign appears to have been, on balance, a fiasco (complicated but serious discussion).


Mark Clark was probably the biggest fiasco as an American commander.

Posted by: Gen. Miklos "Lloyd" Fredendall, promoted upward at April 09, 2020 11:12 PM (QzkSJ)

311 Jackie: turn on that radio in back of ya.

The c'rona aint likely to catch up with us, not tonight! So we can all be quiet and peacable and have a few beers together and listen to the muuuusic. And not make any 'rona moves. Let's everybody stay where they are!
Posted by: Homefree Bogroll


Holy crow. I love that bit.
mindfulwebworks.com/art-of/mindful-webworkshop-010

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 11:13 PM (/DNWp)

312 I marvel at Trump's gift for maneuvering his enemies into the most disadvantageous position possible.

He's got Democrats blocking quarantine relief and agitating for 18 month lockdowns. I don't know how he does it.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:13 PM (dOV9E)

313 Here's hoping that when either the masses start revolting at being shut in or the governors start fearing dropping poll numbers that the lockdown ends, that there will be huge pent up demand for restaurant meals.

Downtown Sarasota and the beaches have great restaurants, I fear for many of them.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:13 PM (qAR6u)

314 Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

I keep telling myself that this too shall pass, but I am increasingly having trouble believing my pitch!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)

315 who cares?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (M1DxT)

316 A Corona of Ciamerellas.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (dOV9E)

317 Jeesh, this woman has a doctorate and it dumb as a bag of rocks. When there are some real facts, then we can talk about it. She watches CNN and MSNBC and believes that Fox is De Debil. What is with these people?
Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:12 PM (md3fh)
++++++++++++++
My grandfather was an academic with 2 or 3 PhDs. He often said, "A PhD or two doesn't mean you're not a fool."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (mGQEH)

318 >>> 309 A lefty friend of mine sent me an email today showing "proof" that everything was going to continue to go down the shithole. It was some "official" data from the Feds about WY, listing the things they had NOT done (shutting down everything), and showing that to date nothing in particular had happened. Then it showed a scary graph with a huuge spike starting next week that would totally overwhelm the state's systems. Jeesh, this woman has a doctorate and it dumb as a bag of rocks. When there are some real facts, then we can talk about it. She watches CNN and MSNBC and believes that Fox is De Debil. What is with these people?
Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:12 PM (md3fh)

Print it out, make several dozen copies, and start mailing them to her via snail mail one-per-day.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (0ReGO)

319 {{{{{Horde}}}}}}

{{{{{Ruthless}}}}}.......if you need anything please let us know!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 09, 2020 11:15 PM (/UQ/R)

320 Confidence intervals are driven by size and quantity of sample. Current projections have been radically altered as data has become available (look at the update notes on the healthdata.org site). Epidemics follow a typical pattern, but they have their own quirks depending on the bug and other things (like response, and conditions in which they occur).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2020 11:15 PM (El6T/)

321 wds!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 09, 2020 11:15 PM (KP5rU)

322 hector's abortion....

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:15 PM (M1DxT)

323 {{{WDS!!!}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:15 PM (TdMsT)

324 315 who cares?
Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (M1DxT)

Not me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:15 PM (6ofTb)

325 All Hail Eris: How cool would it be for them to carry a big birthday cake into a room and you pop out of it?

Insomniac: Popping out of your own birthday cake? How gauche.

All Hail Eris: With a tommy gun.

Insomniac : Well that's totally different then.

Commissar Hrothgar: To be fair, a flamethrower would really complete the picture...
and you could light the candles with it!


This is the greatest Improv theater on the web.

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (/DNWp)

326 There's an epic battle going on in Kansas between the Governor and the Repub Atty General and Legislature. Not exactly Bleeding Kansas but it's shaping up to be a good fight. Looks like KC/JoCo tried to drag the rest of the state into Quarantine Max and Machine Guv Kelly went right along.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (DY3v8)

327 Ladyl

Don't trust that Insom guy, just saying!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (BiNEL)

328 What the hell is the point of a model if not to project and try to predict the future?
It makes us bigger.

Posted by: Graft, Corruption and Power at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (r+sAi)

329 I noticed today that there was a bit more traffic on the roads. Not packed of course but busier, kind of like a normal Sunday in summertime

Noticed more people wearing masks but I'm resisting. I don't want to wear something that says "I'm a frightened paranoid asshole who probably rats out his friends and neighbors"

People are so scared of dying they're giving up on living

Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (qAR6u)

330 A quarantine of quacks.

Posted by: Rex B at April 09, 2020 11:17 PM (bzIRf)

331 Neil Young has weighed in folks. Shit's gettin' Real. New video.

"Shut 'er Down" is the name, somethin' like that. He bleats about global warming, too. It strikes me as a little bit foolish - he's a multi-gazillionaire, more money than he knows what to do with. So "shutting everything down" won't affect him in the slightest. Ever.

Total naivety, about on par with Lennon and millionaires calling people peasants, and hectoring them to "imagine" no posessions. I know he supports small farmers, did great things with Farm Aid, but his cheese slipped off the cracker a long time ago.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:17 PM (wGitj)

Posted by: Graft, Corruption and Power at April 09, 2020 11:17 PM (r+sAi)

333 Italians

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2020 11:17 PM (aA3+G)

334 314 Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

I keep telling myself that this too shall pass, but I am increasingly having trouble believing my pitch!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)


My biggest fear is that I'll get USED to being a hermit!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

335 I kind of want to end up in the barrel next, just to see the pictures that kbdabear will put up on the walls.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (dOV9E)

336 i can hang shelves

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (M1DxT)

337 Graft, please report to the barrel and remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing

Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (qAR6u)

338 302 Pleurisy of Doctors
...
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

A Colostomy of Administrators
Posted by: Miklos

---

Which reminds me:

Spoken like a true Douchebag. I have often heard the King speak of your family.. ( to Earl of Sandwich ) ..and of yours, as well: 'Give me a Sandwich and a Douchebag, and there is nothing I cannot do.'

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (Y4EXg)

339 {{{WDS}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (BiNEL)

340 Oh, sorry kdbabear, it was not you.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (dOV9E)

341 Thanks WDS. I am fine. Actually working to build momentum for the opportunities which (*makes sign of cross*) will present themselves when this is over. I have just managed to get out of a lease for my studio which was not large enough and for which the building was put on the market in Feb., and have a better place lined up and will sign the new lease tomorrow. Doing some facebook ads for some new ideas that may pan out. Always thinking positive. Thanks for the concern.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (md3fh)

342 It's a-Hug a Commenter Day! Bravo! Bello!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (DY3v8)

343 choo-choo

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (M1DxT)

344 Man-made "climate change" has no underlying actual phenomenon to "model" or project, it is a hypothesis unsupported by any evidence (it might even not have the framework needed to even define "evidence"), it deals with a system of systems it cannot begin to characterize, current era or in the extensive real proxy data world (geologic record).

Viruses are real and exist and sometimes matter. It appears that understanding and projecting the course of new ones can be difficult (well, except here, I mean).

Can't think of any two things less similar.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (El6T/)

345 *tosses a 3/4 used roll of toilet paper and a travel size hand sanitizer with one squirt left into The Barrel for Graft*

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (6ofTb)

346 Hi everyone. Apologies, as I've had a lot to drink.

I love the Horde, you are THE BEST.

I will try to sleep. Expect no results.

You are all awesome.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (l9m7l)

347 335 I kind of want to end up in the barrel next, just to see the pictures that kbdabear will put up on the walls.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (dOV9E)

The Barrel is an incarceration. You'll get Meggie Mac and you'll like it!

Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (qAR6u)

348 I've said many times here on AOS that big cities are not fit to live in. A small town or better yet out in the countryside is much better. Blue states can't be trusted, they will take your rights away. Most people who live in these places are just trying to make a living. But big cities cost of living is high so are taxes. To me they are just not worth all the crap you have to put up with. Lets face it, more people just makes for more misery.

Posted by: Case at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (oJ76I)

349 327 Ladyl

Don't trust that Insom guy, just saying!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (BiNEL)


If we can't trust Insom, who on earth could we possibly trust?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

350 Someone from the Trump admin *has* been reading the blog:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/s9mymmm

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (0ReGO)

351 Then it showed a scary graph with a huuge spike starting next week that would totally overwhelm the state's systems.

#twoweeks

Wyoming has one-twentieth the cases of New York, adjusted for population.

The Left is hugely invested in the idea that the CCP virus is about to overwhelm the red states. After all, if it doesn't, it shows that there are certain downsides to high density and reliance on public transportation.

Nine of the ten states with the highest rate of CCP infection per 1000 people have Democratic governors.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (I2/tG)

352 I kind of want to end up in the barrel next, just to see the pictures that kbdabear will put up on the walls.
Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:18 PM (dOV9E)
++++++++++++
The barrel distorts. You'll get this:
https://tinyurl.com/t39czad

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:21 PM (mGQEH)

353 347 The Barrel is an incarceration. You'll get Meggie Mac and you'll like it!
Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (qAR6u)


Never thought I'd say this to you, but have you considered featuring Amish outfits?

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:21 PM (dOV9E)

354 aren't 100,000 to 250,ooo gonna die?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:21 PM (M1DxT)

355 You are all awesome.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 11:19 PM (l9m7l)

As are you, BC! Good night!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:22 PM (6ofTb)

356 chavez!

Ladyl!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 09, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

357 be well

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:23 PM (M1DxT)

358 If we can't trust Insom, who on earth could we possibly trust?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

That MUMR guy seems nice.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:23 PM (6ofTb)

359 Never thought I'd say this to you, but have you considered featuring Amish outfits?

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:21 PM (dOV9E)

I know some are into nun fetishes, first request I've gotten for this

Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:23 PM (qAR6u)

360 229 Hello fellow Morons. I have been lurking the last couple of months and just wanted to pop in to let you know I still am here. ........... Anyway, stand strong and hope this crap will end soon.
Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 10:55 PM (md3fh)

We fellow morons welcome you!

Feel free to stay.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 09, 2020 11:23 PM (sy5kK)

361 aren't 100,000 to 250,ooo gonna die?
Posted by: pahound
---
No, it's more along the lines of 1-2 MILLIONZ!!! REEEE!,!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 09, 2020 11:24 PM (UUBmN)

362 Diogenes-

...which required a few of the enemy shells to land first and then some poor Schlock had to go do the measuring.

My understanding is they did a lot of calculations of enemy shell trajectory based on impact sites and targeted back along the axis and distance they calculated. I don't know enough to talk intelligently about the procedure.

rhomboid-
Truscott appears to have been a good leader.

Dad had a lot of respect for Gen. Truscott. It comes through in a handful of entries in the diary. And yes, CB in his diary is counter-battery, Arty is artillery.

I'm not sure what Mechanical Joe was, but seems like some sort of ack-ack gun or battery that fired in salvoes or waves into the beach head.

I need to dig up the diary entry where the Ordinance people dug up an unexploded shell from Anzio Annie, the 280 mm rail gun that tormented the beachhead. He gave an interesting description.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:24 PM (m45I2)

363 The sheep who live in the hives of the big cities are three days from complete civil breakdown and cannibalism. All it takes is a complete power outage and they are toast. Outside of the cities are the armed populace. That will be us. We will show no mercy. All will be, like me, Ruthless. It will be a wonderful time.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:24 PM (md3fh)

364 {{{{{Hrothgar}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (/UQ/R)

365 zappa suked

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (M1DxT)

366 There is a strong "odor" that the leftist governors and local officials in particular want to make things as painful as possible, even when or especially when there is no benefit or reason for it. It is practically demonic.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (wGitj)

367 I was driving across the Atchafalaya one fall and the rain was coming down so hard I slowed down, worried about being rear ended and said to the guy with me " I can't see " He started looking out the side at the lane markers. Finally it backed off and then we had to get by a big car that had hit the guard rail and was blocking most of the road.Could easily have been us. Never seen rain like that except in Houston.

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (yBGSs)

368 ooh, Graft is NOT going to like Thursdays.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (ykYG2)

369 Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:05 PM (TdMsT)

Our medical modeling masters are laughing at us from the crowded conference room prior to the briefing, where NO ONE is wearing masks or following social distancing protocol.

But it's all ok, because they are better than us!

I really worry about the long term psychological aspects of this imposed/mandated isolation. Amazing how easy it was to destroy a mostly functional civil society!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:26 PM (BiNEL)

370 Julian Barnes wrote fine novel about Shostakovich (it could be called a novella) called "The Noise of Time."

It's very close to the historical record.

The composer had been a friend, and (worse) a frequent guest of Marshal Tukhachevsky. That should have been fatal, statistically.

Posted by: mnw at April 09, 2020 11:26 PM (Cssks)

371 366 There is a strong "odor" that the leftist governors and local officials in particular want to make things as painful as possible, even when or especially when there is no benefit or reason for it. It is practically demonic.
Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (wGitj)


There's a simple, rational reason for that.
Orange Man Bad
Punish Orange Man

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:26 PM (dOV9E)

372 why?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:26 PM (M1DxT)

373 'Give me a Sandwich and a Douchebag, and there is nothing I cannot do.'
Posted by: Tonypete


https://www.bitchute.com/video/1v79IRTpZ1MZ/

Posted by: Lord Miklos at April 09, 2020 11:27 PM (QzkSJ)

374 Crap. I think I just heard gunfire here, or something that mimics it. Sounded like somebody emptied the mag on a pistol; shots erratically spaced. Then a lone shot, just now. No sirens yet. Might be a block away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:27 PM (miJU3)

375 This morning I saw trending on Twatter "10 Percent of the Workforce is Unemployed"

Same assholes who were screaming "HOW CAN YOU END THE LOCKDOWNS!! PUTTING PROFITS OVER LIVES!!!!"

It's obviously #OrangeManBad but there are shitloads of people who don't understand the concept of cause and effect.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 09, 2020 11:27 PM (qAR6u)

376 It is practically demonic.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (wGitj)


In times like this the demons let their masks slip. We'd best remember the ones that really showed their faces!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:27 PM (BiNEL)

377 Posted by: Case at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (oJ76I)

People should live where they like. I don't like cities, suburbs, or small towns so I live in the country side. If someone likes cities, suburbs, or towns, God bless them, and I hope they enjoy their life there.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 09, 2020 11:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

378 What would we do without experts?
Posted by: Miklos, contradicting his previous contradiction at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (QzkSJ)


We would be reduced to vile empiricism; empiricism and anecdotal evidence.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2020 11:28 PM (WyVLE)

379 I was driving across the Atchafalaya one fall and the rain was coming down so hard I slowed down, worried about being rear ended and said to the guy with me " I can't see " He started looking out the side at the lane markers. Finally it backed off and then we had to get by a big car that had hit the guard rail and was blocking most of the road.Could easily have been us. Never seen rain like that except in Houston.
Posted by: Lord Percy etc at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (yBGSs)
++++++++++++++
I've gotten caught in several helluva toad strangler in western Kansas. About this time last year, I hit rain so intense that I couldn't see much beyond the hood at night. I pulled over under an overpass and waiting about an hour and when it lightened up up a bit, I made a white-knuckled run to Salina and checked into the last hotel room available. When I woke up, it was still going, but daylight makes a lot of things better.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:28 PM (mGQEH)

380 363 "The sheep who live in the hives of the big cities are three days from complete civil breakdown and cannibalism"....

And the dems are pushing for a 12 to 18 month shutdown... Heh

Posted by: Pliney at April 09, 2020 11:28 PM (nzKWW)

381 the queen-makes dianna look like a whore

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (M1DxT)

382 >>> 372 why?
Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:26 PM (M1DxT)

He's left field.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (0ReGO)

383 When the cities die, we shall inherit the earth. Heh.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (md3fh)

384 349 327 Ladyl

Don't trust that Insom guy, just saying!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:16 PM (BiNEL)


If we can't trust Insom, who on earth could we possibly trust?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

*sits quietly looking all trustworthy*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (NWiLs)

385 Actually I found the one I was referring to, just two days from today:

Apr 11.
Bomb Disposal brought in an unusual specimen today, a 280 mm dud. It has 12 longitudinal rotating strips instead of the usual band. Length: about 3 1/2 ft. Wt.: over 500 lbs. Range is unknown but it is bound to be a very long range gun.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (m45I2)

386 378 What would we do without experts?
Posted by: Miklos, contradicting his previous contradiction at April 09, 2020 11:09 PM (QzkSJ)

We would be reduced to vile empiricism; empiricism and anecdotal evidence.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2020 11:28 PM (WyVLE)


But what about their cinchy jobs?

(Yes, it's a Flintstones reference)

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (dOV9E)

387 366 There is a strong "odor" that the leftist governors and local officials in particular want to make things as painful as possible, even when or especially when there is no benefit or reason for it. It is practically demonic.
Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:25 PM (wGitj)


Yep. Reminds me of the punitive shutdown during the Obama years.

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (ouBhA)

388
But big cities cost of living is high so are taxes. To me they are just not worth all the crap you have to put up with. Lets face it, more people just makes for more misery.
Posted by: Case


But the DIVERSITY!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 09, 2020 11:30 PM (aKsyK)

389 If you are wondering what John Durham is up to.

https://tinyurl.com/quk43ud

Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2020 11:30 PM (ZLI7S)

390
Well, I have no doubt whatsoever Fish Tank Cleaner Lady in Arizona absolutely positively murdered her husband.

The only thing she has yet to do, as far as I know, is sue the White House and the makers of the fish tank cleaner.

But if you read about Stella Nickels, you can see for yourself this has all been done before.

https://tinyurl.com/un9moku

and

https://tinyurl.com/wpqzbyd

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 09, 2020 11:30 PM (TKX4q)

391 Viruses are real and exist and sometimes matter. It appears that
understanding and projecting the course of new ones can be difficult
(well, except here, I mean).



Can't think of any two things less similar.

---

"Real science" corrupted by government/progressive influence is the common factor.

Posted by: Methos at April 09, 2020 11:30 PM (kOpft)

392 Hi, all, too drunk to comment coherently.

Love all of you.

How coherent is that?

Seriously, you, the Horde, are the Best People Ever.

Good night,.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 11:31 PM (l9m7l)

393 Hey, mindful. I find OKC unattractive, but, I wouldn't describe it as a dark hole. Tulsa is far prettier and so much easier to navigate.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil


Sherry!!!! So good to see you (even if you were 45 minutes back and maybe gone by now). Hope you are doing well.

OKC's a relative dark hole - it's not as bad as real urban dark holes. Just badly infected. But navigation? Yeah, I'll take Tulsa. But I can't dis OKC too much. It's where our grandbabies live!!

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 11:31 PM (/DNWp)

394 Ruthless has always been here........he was at TX MoMe and he has been to Colorado's as well. Sob

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 09, 2020 11:31 PM (/UQ/R)

395 sheep's live in hives...

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:31 PM (M1DxT)

396 387 Yep. Reminds me of the punitive shutdown during the Obama years.
Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:29 PM (ouBhA)


I'd forgotten about that. I think they actually blocked off viewing sites for Mount Rushmore. They didn't even bother to pretend that that would save any money. Pure, open punishment for defying Valerie Jarrett's will.

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:31 PM (dOV9E)

397 Never thought I'd say this to you, but have you considered featuring Amish outfits?

Posted by: Splunge

--

Not to put to fine of a point on it but back in the day, in SE PA, we'd say to each other: "Ya know, those bonnets have to come off sometime. Say not?"

Posted by: Tonypete at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (Y4EXg)

398 The composer had been a friend, and (worse) a frequent guest of Marshal Tukhachevsky. That should have been fatal, statistically.

Stalin took mass culture seriously. Prokofiev probably came closer to being put into a camp than Shostakovich.

The poet Osip Mandelstam was sent to a camp, but he composed a poem mocking Stalin. He never wrote the poem down, but an informer was present when he declaimed the poem to a group of friends.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (I2/tG)

399 {{{WDS}}}!!!

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (ouBhA)

400 've said many times here on AOS that big cities are not fit to live in. A small town or better yet out in the countryside is much better. Blue states can't be trusted, they will take your rights away. Most people who live in these places are just trying to make a living. But big cities cost of living is high so are taxes. To me they are just not worth all the crap you have to put up with. Lets face it, more people just makes for more misery.
Posted by: Case at April 09, 2020 11:20 PM (oJ76I)
++++++++++++++
There is also opportunity. Big cities have lots of people. You're more likely to meet people, more likely to have a diverse economy, more likely to find business, etc. The network effects in cities are very big. If you need something or someone (generically), you can probably find it.

There are benefits. I do not know that those benefits outweigh the serious problems. For some, they surely do. For some, they surely don't.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (mGQEH)

401 > The paper promptly printed the letter -- with a line by line rebuttal.

Tim Blair is awesome.

I enjoyed reading his adventures with Iowahawk when he was visiting the U.S. some years ago.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (tLWGd)

402 It was at night for me too. I had been trying to get some Rain X to put on the car but not sure if even that would keep up.

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (yBGSs)

403 374 AOP if its gunfire, someone has probably already posted something about it on nextdoor.

Posted by: Rex B at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (bzIRf)

404 They didn't even bother to pretend that that would save any money. Pure, open punishment for defying Valerie Jarrett's will.
Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:31 PM (dOV9E)


Exactly.

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (ouBhA)

405
I really worry about the long term psychological aspects of this imposed/mandated isolation. Amazing how easy it was to destroy a mostly functional civil society!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:26 PM (BiNEL)


It's so much easier to control people who are isolated from others.

The left is LOVING this.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

406

kbdabear really delivered, after that gay post from ace earlier this afternoon, with Thursday Night Gingers.

whoa.

kbdabear finds talent like Tom Brady goes to Super Bowls.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (sy5kK)

407

Speaking of Barr, why haven't we heard more about the Swamp Creature "IG" who talked shit this week to the Fake News?

Posted by: Soothsayer at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (TKX4q)

408 Don't trust that Insom guy, just saying!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

He's a lawyer.

Of course you can trust him.

Posted by: Miklos, actual attorney-in-fact at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (QzkSJ)

409 Heck, I was on a back street once in Houston and had to pull over and stop , rain was so thick.

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at April 09, 2020 11:34 PM (yBGSs)

410 that went well

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:34 PM (M1DxT)

411 ARC

Shostakovich was so certain he would be arrested that he slept next to the elevator with a packed suitcase.



Posted by: mnw at April 09, 2020 11:35 PM (Cssks)

412 >>Speaking of Barr, why haven't we heard more about the Swamp Creature "IG" who talked shit this week to the Fake News?

You should have watched his interview on Laura Ingraham's show tonight and you would know the answer.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 09, 2020 11:35 PM (ZLI7S)

413 The poem that got Mandelstam sent to a camp, where he died:

Our lives no longer feel ground under them.
At ten paces you can't hear our words.

But whenever there's a snatch of talk
it turns to the Kremlin mountaineer,

the ten thick worms his fingers,
his words like measures of weight,

the huge laughing cockroaches on his top lip,
the glitter of his boot-rims.

Ringed with a scum of chicken-necked bosses
he toys with the tributes of half-men.

One whistles, another meows, a third snivels.
He pokes out his finger and he alone goes boom.

He forges decrees in a line like horseshoes,
One for the groin, one the forehead, temple, eye.

He rolls the executions on his tongue like berries.
He wishes he could hug them like big friends from home.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

414 > I have often heard the King speak of your family.. ( to Earl of Sandwich )

The current Earl of Sandwich has started a chain of self-titled sandwich shops, which is pretty cool.

We don't have one here yet. Anyone eaten there?

It should involve giant tankards of ale and buxom serving wenches in low-cut dresses to be really authentic. One man's opinion.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:35 PM (tLWGd)

415 408 Don't trust that Insom guy, just saying!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

He's a lawyer.

Of course you can trust him.
Posted by: Miklos, actual attorney-in-fact at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (QzkSJ)

Trust me. I know what I'm doing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

416 Pure, open punishment for defying Valerie Jarrett's will.
Posted by: Splunge

They blocked vets from visiting war monuments in DC.

Quite old WWII vets in particular.

Posted by: Miklos, recalling, and not vaguely at April 09, 2020 11:36 PM (QzkSJ)

417 iowahawk/ace-vote

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:36 PM (M1DxT)

418 You know, many times I look to see how my posts fit.

I can see that my posts, as least tonight, are --

--You knew I had to do that?

Love all of you, all the Horde, stay safe,love everyone

OK, too drunk to be coherent. Be well, I love you ALL

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 09, 2020 11:36 PM (l9m7l)

419 Good night, Beckoning Chasm.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:36 PM (TdMsT)

420 Well, I'm falling asleep here, Horde. Off to bed.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 09, 2020 11:36 PM (6ofTb)

421 Crap. I think I just heard gunfire here, or something that mimics it. Sounded like somebody emptied the mag on a pistol; shots erratically spaced. Then a lone shot, just now. No sirens yet. Might be a block away.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:27 PM (miJU3)

You live somewhere that is unusual? Gunfire here is common, target practice and varmits. If it's unusual call the police.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (Rz2Nc)

422

I am going to register a little exasperated sigh. I mentioned the other night that my father had to go to the hospital for third time in about two months thanks to a UTI that won't go away.

He's far too weak for us to handle him,so he had to go to a nursing home for rehab. And in the middle of this corona lockdown, with draconian rules. We get to see him for about 15 minutes, through a window, using cell phones.

They hadn't put his hearing aids in, nor even his glasses. He couldn't understand a word we said, nor could he read any notes. I am not optimistic.

And to top it all off, I have had another shingles breakout, where it like to do, right on my forehead over my right eyebrow. It's a doozy.

And that's not all. Tonight I was eating supper, and one my lower front teeth just broke right off. I thought I had swallowed it, but I found it in the plate. It's one with root canal, post, and crown. Dentist told me about 10 years ago when he did it, that it would likely fail.

So, got to get that fixed. I look like a hillybilly, a typical Trump voter, a leftist POS might say.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (rCwaK)

423 I hate living in town. But this is pretty comfortable circumstances right now and I just have to wait it out.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (Lqy/e)

424 {{{{{Emmie}}}}}

How is teaching going? Mr. Bassman and you doing well?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (/UQ/R)

425 sucked

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (M1DxT)

426 So, there are currently THREE different strains of COVID19 circling the Earth. Might explain why NY & NJ are getting hit so hard while California not so much:

https://tinyurl.com/vdulhth

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (OuZMr)

427 but he composed a poem mocking Stalin.


*******

There once was a Bolshie named Joe...

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (m45I2)

428

I'm going to tell everyone who asks what happend to my tooth that Miley got mad, got enough of my shit, and knocked it out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (rCwaK)

429 Stay safe, AOP!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (tLWGd)

430 It's so much easier to control people who are isolated from others.

The left is LOVING this.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:33 PM (TdMsT)


Creeping sensory deprivation. It will be up to eleven in no time!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:39 PM (BiNEL)

431 what did you do

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:40 PM (M1DxT)

432 Hmm, I posted and it went into some other universe. Anyway, I said to WDS that I want to come again to the CO MoMe, so please get it set up as soon as this shit clears away. Excelsior! (That's Latin, for you ignorant folk, for "onward and upward.") See, you learn something every day on the AOSHQ.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:40 PM (md3fh)

433
I was reading last night. Genetic tracing has shown that the virus in NY came via Europe (Italy, Spain, and UK mostly), while the virus on the West Coast in CA and Washington came directly from China.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:40 PM (rCwaK)

434 The art gallery does have some nice pieces, I got "Aspens in September".

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 09, 2020 11:40 PM (JK7Jw)

435
So, got to get that fixed. I look like a hillybilly, a typical Trump voter, a leftist POS might say.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (rCwaK)


Publius--I'm so sorry about your dad. I've added him to my prayers. I hope your mom is coping okay with him in the hospital.

Do you have to wait until the all clear to get your tooth fixed?
Do you have to wait u

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:40 PM (TdMsT)

436 yay

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:41 PM (M1DxT)

437 Tim Blair is awesome.

Blair had a followup - his article got huge, huge interest in India, which even understood Blair's cricket reference.

A commenter to the followup noted that Prime Minister Modi made the following joke in the Indian parliament:

"Why can't the Chinese play cricket? Because they keep eating the effing bats!"

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:41 PM (I2/tG)

438 AOP if its gunfire, someone has probably already posted something about it on nextdoor.
Posted by: Rex B at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (bzIRf)

I have no idea how to access that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:41 PM (miJU3)

439 I live on a rural road , the only things passing are farm vehicles and dump trucks.

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at April 09, 2020 11:41 PM (yBGSs)

440 414 > I have often heard the King speak of your family.. ( to Earl of Sandwich )

The current Earl of Sandwich has started a chain of self-titled sandwich shops, which is pretty cool.

We don't have one here yet. Anyone eaten there?

It should involve giant tankards of ale and buxom serving wenches in low-cut dresses to be really authentic. One man's opinion.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:35 PM (tLWGd)

It's OK, I guess.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 11:42 PM (NWiLs)

441 So, got to get that fixed. I look like a hillybilly, a typical Trump voter, a leftist POS might say.

Posted by: publius


Well.

We'll have to put you on a strict diet of collards and boiled p-nuts.

Posted by: Miklos, who has both at the ready at April 09, 2020 11:42 PM (QzkSJ)

442 > There once was a Bolshie named Joe...

There once was a commie named Barry,
Who pranced on the stage like a fairy.
When Reggie came in,
He said, with a grin,
"It's time to eat, drink, and be Mary."

Not Muldoon quality, but there it is.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:42 PM (tLWGd)

443 Kolyma Tales, by Varlam Shalamov.

Posted by: mnw at April 09, 2020 11:43 PM (Cssks)

444 i'll fight the ewok; it won't go well-for the love of god, stand-up

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:43 PM (M1DxT)

445 Misanthropic Humanitarian i would have entered and told her to call the fcking cops
I have had enough of this shit.


No kidding. Normally, we wouldn't. But, we were on a scavanger/assessment hunt, so we wanted to check that store, too. Milady came out empty-handed. Ha ha on them. NO$

Besides, if I hadn't waited outside, I wouldn't've had the fine Geezer Encounter. I always say, trust the Lord when you have to take a detour.



Um



but verify?

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 09, 2020 11:43 PM (/DNWp)

446 AOP if its gunfire, someone has probably already posted something about it on nextdoor.
Posted by: Rex B at April 09, 2020 11:32 PM (bzIRf)

I have no idea how to access that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

See: earlier discussion on counter-battery fire

Posted by: Miklos, marching to the sound of the guns at April 09, 2020 11:43 PM (QzkSJ)

447 > It's OK, I guess.

Tankards of ale? Buxom serving wenches?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:43 PM (tLWGd)

448 Alright, bedtime for me. Good night, you lovely morons!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at April 09, 2020 11:44 PM (mGQEH)

449 >> Do you have to wait until the all clear to get your tooth fixed?

I don't know, and I'll have to find out. I didn't even feel it when it broke. I was eating corn on the cob (Miley's of course) and didn't notice it until I felt the gap with tongue after swallowing.

I figured I had swallowed it, but I think it just broke off and feel into the plate, maybe sticking to the ear.

It's a full root canal, so the tooth is completely dead, no feeling whatsoever.

No hurry, it just looks a fright.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:44 PM (rCwaK)

450 There once was a Bolshie named Joe
Whose brain was peculiarly slow
He loved to sniff hair
And put fingers down there
'Twas the best of the Dems, don't you know

Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:44 PM (dOV9E)

451 Heavy rain is dangerous for sure. The only thing comparable, maybe worse, is getting caught in a blizzard at night. The snow is either coming at you head on, or maybe completely horizontal, sideways. Can't continue on, afraid to stop because that ensures getting plowed into. 18 wheelers, sitting up so high, of course are completely unaffected and continue driving 90 miles an hour.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 09, 2020 11:45 PM (wGitj)

452 447 > It's OK, I guess.

Tankards of ale? Buxom serving wenches?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:43 PM (tLWGd)

Neither, unfortunately.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 09, 2020 11:45 PM (NWiLs)

453 How is teaching going? Mr. Bassman and you doing well?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at April 09, 2020 11:38 PM (/UQ/R)


We are well. Thanks for asking!

Online teaching is going fairly well. The work to convert my material to online-delivered format is a whole lotta work, though. Incompatible resources, so I'm having to hand-craft all assignments.

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:45 PM (ouBhA)

454 "It's time to eat, drink, and be Mary."


******

Nicely done! I may steal that.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:45 PM (m45I2)

455
It's a full root canal, so the tooth is completely dead, no feeling whatsoever.

No hurry, it just looks a fright.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:44 PM (rCwaK)


Miley loves you even if you look like a hillbilly, dahlin!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:46 PM (TdMsT)

456 I am down to four rolls of TP, so about a four month supply. (Yes, I am often constipated, how did you know?) And, there are limited supplies now in the stores. Guess I will survive without having to use those copies of the WP (substitute a T for the W) or the NYT bird cage liner.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:46 PM (md3fh)

457 I was reading last night. Genetic tracing has shown that the virus in NY
came via Europe (Italy, Spain, and UK mostly), while the virus on the
West Coast in CA and Washington came directly from China.

---
The way you've written that, you clearly understand that it all came from China originally, but I bet we're going to see a lot of media using the term "European strain" in a way that suggests it started there in the coming days.

Posted by: Methos at April 09, 2020 11:46 PM (kOpft)

458 453 It took me about 14 hours to create 1/2 of an online test. Whew!

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:46 PM (ouBhA)

459

If you live in a big place
Many factions underground
Chase down Mister Hinky Dink
So no trace can be found

We're through being cool
We're through being cool

Eliminate the ninnies and the twits
Put the tape on erase
Rearrange a face
We always liked Picasso anyway

https://youtu.be/r5aZOW42vbQ

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 09, 2020 11:46 PM (aKsyK)

460 242---She looks like Grady from Sanford and Son
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 09, 2020 10:57 PM (WA8Iu)
--------------------------------

Yes, yes. She.....does.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 09, 2020 11:47 PM (M/9m0)

461 450 There once was a Bolshie named Joe
Whose brain was peculiarly slow
He loved to sniff hair
And put fingers down there
'Twas the best of the Dems, don't you know
Posted by: Splunge at April 09, 2020 11:44 PM (dOV9E)


Nice one! Muldoon-quality!

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:48 PM (ouBhA)

462 Went to the grocery store yesterday to pick up a prescription and buy a couple items I needed. Walked right in, no lines or crowds. The paper aisle was sparse but they did have a TP so I picked up one pack. No one else was in the aisle trying to corner the supply.

The rest of the store was had full shelves. Maybe a little light on the bread aisle, but lots of loaves if you aren't brand picky.

All in all it was a lot better than 3 days out from a hurricane.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 09, 2020 11:48 PM (5p7BC)

463 Incompatible resources, so I'm having to hand-craft all assignments.
Posted by: Emmie

Go long on OCR software?

Posted by: Miklos, Graphisoft was bought ny somebody at April 09, 2020 11:48 PM (QzkSJ)

464 > There once was a Bolshie named Joe...


There once was a Bolshie named Joe,
Whose leadership really did blow.
He murdered the peasants
Which was really unpleasant,
The street with their blood it did flow.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:48 PM (tLWGd)

465
I bet we're going to see a lot of media using the term "European strain" in a way that suggests it started there in the coming days.
Posted by: Methos


The Hong Kee Flu

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 09, 2020 11:49 PM (aKsyK)

466
I have no idea how to access that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Sorry. ND is usually by way of invite from neighbor. The gunfire posts have me second guessing if it was right for me to have popped the multi pkg air pillows from online vendors before disposal.

Posted by: Rex B at April 09, 2020 11:49 PM (bzIRf)

467 There once was a loser named Joe,
Whose son Hunter was partial to blow.
When Hunter got caught,
He said quick as a shot,
"My father's very important, you know."

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:49 PM (I2/tG)

468 The way you've written that, you clearly understand that it all came from China originally, but I bet we're going to see a lot of media using the term "European strain" in a way that suggests it started there in the coming days.

Posted by: Methos at April 09, 2020 11:46 PM (kOpft)


Well said, and you beat me to it!
ChiCom propaganda teams hard at work worldwide!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:49 PM (BiNEL)

469 Woo-hoo! My box of 100 medical masks arrived today. Now I too can participate in mask kabuki theater which will be required in another week. Karen Wil be happy.

Posted by: Ripley at April 09, 2020 11:50 PM (sGobE)

470 You live somewhere that is unusual? Gunfire here is common, target practice and varmits. If it's unusual call the police.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (Rz2Nc)

This is in Apache Junction, AZ. It's a town, well, officially a city. I doubt that shooting is permitted at all. Could have been someone dispatching a coyote, maybe. I don't think it was real close.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:50 PM (miJU3)

471 Good night good people!
I am done for the evening!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 09, 2020 11:51 PM (BiNEL)

472 I am astounded at the poetic talent here.

Muldoon has taught you well.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:51 PM (TdMsT)

473 Dang......

My boss is sick...thought Bronchitis last week now she not looking so good ...tested her today.....48 hours...I'm very worried.
And she a youngin. 43 and none of the usual predisposing conditions.

Not gonna wait.......prayers UP horde...her name is Felecia.

Thank you...

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 09, 2020 11:51 PM (kFkpX)

474 I do not have a mask but yesterday I bought a bandana and stuffed it in my back pocket in case I might need it. Probably never will, but as an old Boy Scout I am Prepared.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:51 PM (md3fh)

475 463 Miklos, I'm so pitiful I have no idea what you're talking about.

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:52 PM (ouBhA)

476 >> but I bet we're going to see a lot of media using the term "European strain" in a way that suggests it started there in the coming days.

It wouldn't surprise me if some SJW idiots tried to do that, but that's so ridiculous nobody with any sense should buy that.

It's just tracing the paths the virus took, via travellers out of China. It mutates a little bit as spreads and replicates and this can followed and show the paths it takes.

So people from China go to Europe, like Italy ando others, spread it around there, and then members of that group travel here, to NYC and other spots on the West Coast.

If travel from all countries had been shut down by Jan 1st, we likely would've avoided all this. China knew, and if they had shared that with the world, we could've taken steps.

China is asshoe. Fuck China. I'm reading to cancel about $1T of outstanding Ts they hold.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:52 PM (rCwaK)

477 Good night good people!
I am done for the evening!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


*******

A Dios!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:52 PM (m45I2)

478 ChiCom propaganda teams hard at work worldwide!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

Troll Note-

"renminbi" or "peoples' money" is not freely convertible like yuan denominated as "FEC" or Foreign Exchange Certificates

Posted by: Miklos, a wealthy man in Convertible Rubles at April 09, 2020 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

479 > The gunfire posts

Remember "Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood", from back when Eddie Murphy was still funny?

"The gunfire is coming from the west this evening..."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:53 PM (tLWGd)

480 A Dios!
Posted by: Muldoon

Con Dos Equis!

Posted by: Miklos, una cerveza mas, por favor at April 09, 2020 11:53 PM (QzkSJ)

481 Good night, Hrothgar.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:54 PM (TdMsT)

482 We ordered take-out from our favorite Mexican restaurant tonight. Ordered two large margaritas.....last time we ordered four and it was not a pretty picture.

Scored on TP at Costco. We were down to our last six-pack so that made me happy.

Working at the office cause considered essential. However, can I tell you......people have done lost there ever loving minds!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 09, 2020 11:54 PM (/UQ/R)

483 but I bet we're going to see a lot of media using the term "European strain"

The first cases in New York City were caused by someone traveling from Iran.

You're not going to hear about that, either.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 09, 2020 11:55 PM (I2/tG)

484 > I'm reading to cancel about $1T of outstanding Ts they hold.

Agreed.

1) Add up how much has been spent on the Commie Bug.
2) Deduct it from what's owed to China in government securities.
3) Use that money to fund any future bailouts.

If it's not enough, start seizing Chinese-owned real estate and businesses.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 09, 2020 11:55 PM (tLWGd)

485 Prayers for Felecia, Nightwatch.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 09, 2020 11:55 PM (TdMsT)

486 I'm so pitiful I have no idea what you're talking about.
Posted by: Emmie

OCR was a thing back in the day. You could scan printed documents and have them digitized, sometimes into a word-processable format.

Posted by: Miklos, cards punched at April 09, 2020 11:56 PM (QzkSJ)

487 Diogenes-

...which required a few of the enemy shells to land first and then some poor Schlock had to go do the measuring.

My understanding is they did a lot of calculations of enemy shell trajectory based on impact sites and targeted back along the axis and distance they calculated. I don't know enough to talk intelligently about the procedure.


***

This is correct.
Artillery impacts and both digs a hole with an angle of impact, and the shrapnel splays out in an arc with the hole at the center. If conditions are good you can get a pretty good bearing back along the gun-target line. By doing several of these you can get a fairly accurate "fix" on the firing battery. Close enough anyway to shoot counterfire.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 09, 2020 11:56 PM (axyOa)

488 The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival has been cancelled, they're going to set up a virtual Festival the original weekend. I hope it works, the loss of this Festival hurts a lot of small to tiny businesses.

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 09, 2020 11:57 PM (JK7Jw)

489 yay; who ate the bat?

Posted by: pahound at April 09, 2020 11:57 PM (M1DxT)

490 I'm surprised someone hasn't done a mashup of President Trump with the scene from Ghostbusters that takes place in the Mayor's office where Dr. Venkman (Bill Murray) proposes that if the mayor lets them handle the situation, the Mayor will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters. President Trump has done just that with his actions.

Posted by: Oskithebear at April 09, 2020 11:57 PM (5R1n4)

491 A Dios!
Posted by: Muldoon

Con Dos Equis!
Posted by: Miklos, una cerveza mas, por favor at April 09, 2020 11:53 PM (QzkSJ)


Con Tres Leche, ftw ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Cuisine Critic ... at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (LPnfS)

492 Well, I doubt this gunfire amounted to anything. No police sirens, no ambulances, no fire engines. Traffic noises seem normal, too.

Maybe it was just fireworks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (miJU3)

493

Re China's US T holdings. I'm trying to remember, but that is the official figure, but I was reading something about China's stealth buying. They buy through a third party, who officially holds the Ts.

That goes on a lot with foreign govts. I'll look up that up again and see.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (rCwaK)

494 If it's not enough, start seizing Chinese-owned real estate and businesses.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

But then the Chinese would seize US corporate factories in China, and they would have to make things here!

Posted by: Miklos, with an idea so crazy it just might work at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (QzkSJ)

495 I'm thinking the best response to the virus for relatively healthy people is casual exposure to small amounts of the virus. Like what you'd pick up if you kept your hands fairly clean, kept them out of your eyes, got plenty of fresh air, and stayed away from crowds in confined areas like elevators. This would hardly impact my lifestyle at all.

Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (ouBhA)

496 O.K. I may be slightly cranky, because a big tree fell and hit our church and broke a window and busted up some siding and broke the gutter. Fortunately the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been but you can't get in the "in" part of our driveway because the huge tree is there. At any rate, I like Queen Elizabeth, I thought her message was a good, hopeful one so I not finding much humor in what various folks did to her outfit. Sorry

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (WI7YS)

497 By doing several of these you can get a fairly accurate "fix" on the firing battery. Close enough anyway to shoot counterfire.
Posted by: Diogenes



***********

Thanks for verifying.

Did you see my @385?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 09, 2020 11:59 PM (m45I2)

498 Damn EuroFlu! Wogs start at Calais.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 09, 2020 11:59 PM (md3fh)

499 u fuked up

Posted by: pahound at April 10, 2020 12:00 AM (M1DxT)

500 > But then the Chinese would seize US corporate factories in China, and they would have to make things here!

And that would just be tragic. Tragic, I say.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 12:00 AM (tLWGd)

501 OCR was a thing back in the day. You could scan printed documents and have them digitized, sometimes into a word-processable format.
Posted by: Miklos, cards punched at April 09, 2020 11:56 PM (QzkSJ)


Thank you for the explanation, Miklos.

Posted by: Emmie at April 10, 2020 12:01 AM (ouBhA)

502 That goes on a lot with foreign govts. I'll look up that up again and see.
Posted by: publius

Hard to figure, but experts (me) have noticed that Chinese holdings of US sovereign debt track very closely with the best guesstimates of bad loans held by Chinese banks.

Posted by: Miklos, who saw communism collapse once so far at April 10, 2020 12:01 AM (QzkSJ)

503 ..Crap. I think I just heard gunfire here, or something that mimics it. Sounded like somebody emptied the mag on a pistol; shots erratically spaced. Then a lone shot, just now. No sirens yet. Might be a block away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:27 PM (miJU3)



Three shorts, two longs, followed by five shorts, a pause and a single?

*checks rhythm index*

Yep. Aspiring Rapper, level one.

Might not be sirens. If they *did* hit anyone, it's likely an innocent doing nothing more than being indoors and watching TV.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 10, 2020 12:01 AM (QzJWU)

504 The Chinks would have our factories, but nowhere to sell the products. We will build newer and better ones right here. Meanwhile we have enough flat screen TVs, smart phones and WalMart crap to last us for a long time. Fuck the Chinks. I think their time has come.

Posted by: Ruthless at April 10, 2020 12:03 AM (md3fh)

505 496 O.K. I may be slightly cranky, because a big tree fell and hit our church and broke a window and busted up some siding and broke the gutter. Fortunately the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been but you can't get in the "in" part of our driveway because the huge tree is there. At any rate, I like Queen Elizabeth, I thought her message was a good, hopeful one so I not finding much humor in what various folks did to her outfit. Sorry
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2020 11:58 PM (WI7YS)


Sorry to hear about the damage to your church. Wishing for a rapid and inexpensive repair.

As for Queen Elizabeth, I'm like Sam and the elves, my likes and dislikes seem sort of beside the point. But I respect her beyond reason. I admit I laughed at the photoshopped shirt, but only because she has more dignity than almost anyone on the planet, so I figured she had plenty to spare for something like that, and would remain untouched.

Posted by: Splunge at April 10, 2020 12:04 AM (dOV9E)

506 Incompatible resources, so I'm having to hand-craft all assignments.
Posted by: Emmie at April 09, 2020 11:45 PM (ouBhA)


Best of Luck.

I've had hit or miss luck with on-line classes. So there is an art to it.

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 12:04 AM (LPnfS)

507 Alberta Oil Peon: Crap. I think I just heard gunfire here, or something that mimics it. Sounded like somebody emptied the mag on a pistol; shots erratically spaced. Then a lone shot, just now. No sirens yet. Might be a block away.

Brings back memories of our Chicago days.

When we hear late-night gunfire 'round here, I figure it's the neighbors taking a bead on a coyote or bobcat or the like. Or just shooting to make noise, I dunno. Weekends, I hear a lot of target practice. It sounds t'me like 'Merica.

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 10, 2020 12:04 AM (/DNWp)

508 lower front teeth just broke right off. I thought I had swallowed it, but I found it in the plate. It's one with root canal, post, and crown. Dentist told me about 10 years ago when he did it, that it would likely fail.

So, got to get that fixed. I look like a hillybilly, a typical Trump voter, a leftist POS might say.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (


Sorry about your dad. UTIs in older people are awful, but they do respond well to antibiotics so hopefully that will fix him.

Posted by: LASue at April 10, 2020 12:05 AM (Ed8Zd)

509 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Not sure if they will do that to Black Sheep Gathering. It's usually around the solstice.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 10, 2020 12:05 AM (Lqy/e)

510 Emmie, you're making me scared!

I just got in from making PDFs of all the various print-outs and photocopied pages for the kids who have no access to the Internet. I have to type all of it into Google Classroom, which is not nearly as impressive as it pretends to be.

Please tell me it won't take 12 hours each!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 10, 2020 12:05 AM (/+bwe)

511 OCR was a thing back in the day. You could scan printed documents and have them digitized, sometimes into a word-processable format.
Posted by: Miklos, cards punched

---

You're not really 29 are you?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 10, 2020 12:05 AM (Y4EXg)

512 Not gonna wait.......prayers UP horde...her name is Felecia.

Thank you...
Posted by: Nightwatch at April 09, 2020 11:51 PM (kFkpX)

I will pray for your boss. Also, send your prayer request to "Annie's Stew" at apaslo at sign hotmail.com. She has taken over the prayer list for ASHQ. The prayer list comes out on Wednesday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 12:06 AM (WI7YS)

513 What? You mean OCR isn't a thing anymore? Hmmm. *Looks at calendar*

Posted by: Ruthless at April 10, 2020 12:06 AM (md3fh)

514 Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic


You could try reverse osmosis.

Pure knowledge.

Posted by: Miklos, unfiltered at April 10, 2020 12:07 AM (QzkSJ)

515 This is in Apache Junction, AZ. It's a town, well, officially a city. I doubt that shooting is permitted at all. Could have been someone dispatching a coyote, maybe. I don't think it was real close.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2020 11:50 PM (miJU3)

Stay safe, doesn't sound like you're a target, but those guys miss bigly.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 10, 2020 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

516 In early 1945, after Dad's unit had moved up into France, they ran into. another 280 mm railroad gun, but they had a plan. The railroad guns were usually hidden in tunnels, and only wheeled out occasionally for barrages. The plan was to trap the gun out in the open by destroying the carriage and/or the rails with artillery and finish him off with air assets:

Jan 14, 1945
A 280 mm railway gun has been shelling us from across the Rhine. Today we moved a 155-G and a 240-H within a mile of the front lines to reach him. We have an intricate program whereby the 155-G pins him down, the 240 destroys the track and then bombers in the morning finish him off. It should be a good show if it works.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:07 AM (m45I2)

517 It didn't work.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:07 AM (m45I2)

518 OCR was a thing back in the day. You could scan printed documents and have them digitized, sometimes into a word-processable format.
Posted by: Miklos, cards punched at April 09, 2020 11:56 PM (QzkSJ)


And double check the math on really long invoices ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 12:07 AM (LPnfS)

519 You're not really 29 are you?
Posted by: Tonypete

I try to keep BAC around 28 proof.

Posted by: Miklos, pretty much immune because of Ph levels at April 10, 2020 12:09 AM (QzkSJ)

520 422---Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 09, 2020 11:37 PM (rCwaK)
---------------------------------
Gah.
When it rains, it pours.

Of all the pain this chinkbug has brought, nothing is sadder than to see the elderly effectively isolated from their loved ones.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2020 12:09 AM (M/9m0)

521 Please tell me it won't take 12 hours each!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 10, 2020 12:05 AM (/+bwe)


NaughtyPine, you have to type it? Can you just post scans of the documents?

Posted by: Emmie at April 10, 2020 12:09 AM (ouBhA)

522 Oh my, look at the time. *Slinks off to bed*

Posted by: Ruthless at April 10, 2020 12:10 AM (md3fh)

523 > Meanwhile we have enough flat screen TVs, smart phones and WalMart crap to last us for a long time.

People can get by without new iPhones for a couple of years.

Although I've noticed that Apple, in particular, has been moving a lot of production back on-shore in the last few years, and what isn't being made here is slowly moving to Taiwan. The company that's making the CPU for the current iPhone (TSMC) is Taiwan-owned, and though they do have a fab in China, their main fabs are in Taiwan. They also have fabs in Washington state and Singapore.







Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 12:10 AM (tLWGd)

524 >> UTIs in older people are awful, but they do respond well to antibiotics so hopefully that will fix him.

This thing is persistent. It started over a year ago. It's a long story with a lot gory details, but he would test positive for a UTI, and they'd give him a week's worth of antibiotic to clear it up. He'd go a while, then the symptoms would appear again. Positive again. This went on all last year.

Then, in Feb. it flared up bad. It became "mildy septic" and to the hospital he went. Doc there said something like that can take up to 6 weeks to clear up. He wrote him another week's worth, and referred him to the urologist. Urologist writes him another week's worth. That will clear it right up.

Well, after it ran out, it flares up again about a week later. Back to the hospital, mildly septic again. Doc there thinks his liver isn't metabolizing the antibiotic right, and prescribes something else. Urologist disagrees and gives him the same damn thing again.

And this, the third time, was after that last round ran out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 10, 2020 12:10 AM (rCwaK)

525 > I figured she had plenty to spare for something like that, and would remain untouched.

Sure. Few, if any, of the ones I've seen have been mean-spirited.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 12:12 AM (tLWGd)

526 publius - ow. ow ow ow ow ow.

But you've used up your bad breaks quota for the season now, surely. That's my prayer for you.

Posted by: mindful webworker
not the horseman you were looking for
at April 10, 2020 12:12 AM (/DNWp)

527 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Not sure if they will do that to Black Sheep Gathering. It's usually around the solstice.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 10, 2020 12:05 AM (Lqy/e)

My wife ended up at Stiches West back in Feb. the Rhinebeck of the west coast.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 10, 2020 12:12 AM (Rz2Nc)

528 Beautiful pictures of nature:


https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 12:12 AM (WI7YS)

529 NaughtyPine, I get to experience Google classroom next week for the course I am enrolled in. Somehow my professor is going to conduct an exam through Google classroom. Don't know how that is going to work.

Posted by: Emmie at April 10, 2020 12:14 AM (ouBhA)

530 Well,

Caught the CEO ZOOM chat at noon today and the take aways....certain non-essential units are going to get boned in the coming weeks...we nurses are on the ramparts so...lots of love there for doing the needed services and hanging tough with bare minimum PPE's "but help is on the way" back ordered as it is.......and then the knife in the heart......mid JUNE.....(hanging my head remembering and reaching for the merlot again) JUNE?.........june........I am built for this cuz of my EMS days in OAKLAND back in the day....yet, I'm gonna have to draw DEEP from that well



so very deep.....with one foot already in the black square...so to speak.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 12:15 AM (kFkpX)

531 Beautiful pictures of nature:


https://earthporn.org/
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Thanks, Fen.

From time to time we need to be reminded that Canada is an Actual Place.

Posted by: Miklos, seeing few snowbirds at Myrtle Beach at April 10, 2020 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

532 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.


**********

If you do, make sure to get your ID badge lambinated, for durability.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (m45I2)

533 ..."And this, the third time, was after that last round ran out."
-Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 10, 2020 12:10 AM (rCwaK)

I've got doctors stepping on one-another's toes with my Dad, as well. Good thing my Brother and I can quickly, sometimes, rope things in and discern who is full of what.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (Ckg4U)

534 Although I've noticed that Apple, in particular, has been moving a lot of production back on-shore in the last few years, and what isn't being made here is slowly moving to Taiwan. The company that's making the CPU for the current iPhone (TSMC) is Taiwan-owned, and though they do have a fab in China, their main fabs are in Taiwan. They also have fabs in Washington state and Singapore.







Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 12:10 AM (tLWGd)

Didn't Apple try to sell US made iPhones, cost a few hundred dollars more.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (Rz2Nc)

535
Three shorts, two longs, followed by five shorts, a pause and a single?

Prison "tap" code.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (aKsyK)

536 Cities are cesspools but there is more opportunity for monetary gain and quality health care.

Work in the city and live in the suburbs.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (ePWRo)

537 Slap!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2020 12:18 AM (KP5rU)

538 Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:18 AM (Ckg4U)

539 Somehow my professor is going to conduct an exam through Google classroom. Don't know how that is going to work.
Posted by: Emmie

At the University of Miklos, we have dispensed with such racist, patriarchal and problematic issues such as exams.

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Miklos, Payday and Car Title loans accepted at April 10, 2020 12:19 AM (QzkSJ)

540 I just realized I am sat on a wheely swiveling office chair that I bought from Staples for college in 1990. It's seen a few adventures, too (I used to live in a very small space).

30 years? I doubt it was much more than $120. You can't buy this kind of quality anymore. Not even close.

Posted by: ... at April 10, 2020 12:19 AM (DEHxI)

541 There once was a stripper named Lunden,
Whose clothes were generally undone.
Lunden got stripped,
Hunter got ripped.
And now Joe has a brand new grand-un.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 10, 2020 12:19 AM (I2/tG)

542
Here is Treasury's listing of the major foreign holders of US Debt:

https://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt

Note the Cayman Islands are big on that list. That's joking referred to as the "Axis of Drugs". The drug cartels, like most investors, like to park some of their cash in Ts. For safe purposes.

Note at the bottom a "Foreign official" line is given. That's the amount held by official foreign govts and central banks. The rest is by private foreign entities.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 10, 2020 12:20 AM (rCwaK)

543 537 Slap!
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2020 12:18 AM (KP5rU)

538 Chavez!
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:18 AM (Ckg4U)



Geez! Get a room!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:20 AM (m45I2)

544 People can get by without new iPhones for a couple of years.


I've managed. I have a small phone with a pull out keyboard. My husband has a flip phone that you have to scroll through numbers to get letters to send a text. This phone is dying. When it goes I want to get another keyboard phone. Even if I had it, I can't see spending $800 on a phone and maybe that's the low end price?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 12:20 AM (WI7YS)

545 Maryland Sheep and Wool is more than just the wool--the 4H kids bring their animals for judging, for instance. It feels more like a county fair than strictly fiber vendor show. Took my grandkids one year to see the sheep and the sheep dog demonstrations.

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 10, 2020 12:20 AM (JK7Jw)

546 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.


**********

If you do, make sure to get your ID badge lambinated, for durability.
Posted by: Muldoon

But go, for the shear pleasure.

Posted by: also World's Largest Ball of Twine-type Guy at April 10, 2020 12:21 AM (QzkSJ)

547 NaughtyPine, you have to type it? Can you just post scans of the documents?
Posted by: Emmie at April 10, 2020 12:09 AM

I didn't think so. These are long readings with PSAT-style questions that are multiple-choice. Can I do that?

I just found out from a shakedown cruise with 7th graders that I have to put in a box for them to type their names because Google Classroom isn't like Moodle, which links the work to the username.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 10, 2020 12:21 AM (/+bwe)

548 Stay safe, doesn't sound like you're a target, but those guys miss bigly.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 10, 2020 12:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

Thanks. I doubt I am a target. Didn't hear any bullets whizzing by, or pattering on the roof. Wall of this room are cement block. I am thinking it might have been cops or Animal Control nailing a coyote, with the last lone shot being the coup de grace to a wounded animal. That would explain there being no sirens.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:22 AM (miJU3)

549 532 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.


**********

If you do, make sure to get your ID badge lambinated, for durability.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (m45I2)

Shorn 'nuff.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 10, 2020 12:22 AM (NWiLs)

550 From time to time we need to be reminded that Canada is an Actual Place.
Posted by: Miklos, seeing few snowbirds at Myrtle Beach at April 10, 2020 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

Yes; It's not all Justin Trudeau but there were pictures of America in there as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 12:22 AM (WI7YS)

551 Slap!
Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2020 12:18 AM (KP5rU)

538 Chavez!
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:18 AM (Ckg4U)


Geez! Get a room!


depends.

Gay or Viking?

Posted by: Non-judgemental Miklos Conrad-Hilton at April 10, 2020 12:22 AM (QzkSJ)

552 muldoon, don't you have a new haiku to regale us with?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2020 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

553 That'll do, pig.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2020 12:24 AM (aKsyK)

554
2 muldoon, don't you have a new haiku to regale us with?

********

Haiku is a big waste of time
If you ask me it ain't worth a dime
'Cause verses? I know 'em
So how is it a poem
When the darn thing doesn't even rhyme?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:25 AM (m45I2)

555 Corona virus
Stay in your houses, peasants
I'll rule you from here

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 10, 2020 12:25 AM (NWiLs)

556 Note the Cayman Islands are big on that list.


And the SPLC, a hate/fraud group, has mucho millions offshore.

This is not normally allowed for a tax-exempt organization, but hey.

Posted by: Miklos, a self-declared 501(c)3 happy hate group at April 10, 2020 12:26 AM (QzkSJ)

557 Of all the pain this chinkbug has brought, nothing is sadder than to see the elderly effectively isolated from their loved ones.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2020 12:09

I'm going to my hometown this afternoon, despite the guvnor cancelling everyone for another three weeks. My mother actually joked about telling anyone who gives me the stinkeye, "You're going home for your parents' mental health!"

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 10, 2020 12:26 AM (/+bwe)

558 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.


**********

If you do, make sure to get your ID badge lambinated, for durability.
Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (m45I2)

Shorn 'nuff.
Posted by: Insomniac
-------

Just don't get fleeced by the vendors.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2020 12:27 AM (cg4r6)

559 When the darn thing don't even rhyme?


Meter. (to hell wif graham cracker!)


*ducks, runs, hides from Teh Master



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 10, 2020 12:27 AM (QzJWU)

560 I'll rule you from here
Posted by: Insomniac

I, for one, welcome our new Orlando masters.

Posted by: Miklos, gotta be better than the Mouse at April 10, 2020 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)

561
You will note that Luxembourg is high on the list of debt holders as well, with $255B. It's a tiny little country with 650K people. WTF? you wonder.

Well, it's nothing but a YUGE financial center, tax haven, and place where the rest of the world hides their money. This is an example of stealth holdings of US debt.

The Norks keep money there.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 10, 2020 12:27 AM (rCwaK)

562 shell crater analysis is a thing... and i believe i even have an FM on that somewhere out it the back storage area.

arcane and interesting, to say the least.

is this an early gub thread?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 12:27 AM (5ua3Z)

563 All right. I have finished sipping my medicine, no adverse side effects, and am ready to hit the sack. Thanks for the chat.

Stay safe, Stay sane, Stay focused on the task at hand.

Endeavour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:27 AM (m45I2)

564 muldoon wins. i'm out. be well, morons.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 10, 2020 12:28 AM (KP5rU)

565 I'd better go to bed. I need to pack and get some work done before in the morning.

Have a great night, 'rons and 'ettes!

Good luck on your Google classes - both given and taken - Emmie!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 10, 2020 12:28 AM (/+bwe)

566 Shorn 'nuff.
Posted by: Insomniac


Even for ONT puns, that was baaad

Posted by: Miklos, admittedly drinking again at April 10, 2020 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

567 Cities are cesspools but there is more opportunity for monetary gain and quality health care.

Work in the city and live in the suburbs.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 10, 2020 12:16 AM (ePWRo)


But only have a heart attack while working in the city.

Posted by: RickZ at April 10, 2020 12:29 AM (Y8PSl)

568 The spring is quiet
People huddle in houses
Karen is happy

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 10, 2020 12:30 AM (I2/tG)

569 The Norks keep money there.
Posted by: publius,

Luxembourg has a Space Program.

Posted by: Miklos, and it is NOT A JOKE at April 10, 2020 12:30 AM (QzkSJ)

570 The carpenter said, in demurral,

That haiku is one bastard squirrel,

It lacks meter or rhyme,

But what's worse of a crime,

Is its singular's also its plural.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:31 AM (miJU3)

571 Woman just wanted to have a fight with the grocery clerk. It's actually a little comedy sketch and is cute:

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 12:31 AM (WI7YS)

572 Shorn 'nuff.

Posted by: Insomniac





Even for ONT puns, that was baaad

Posted by: Miklos, admittedly drinking again at April 10, 2020 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

---
not really.

we're herd worse...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 12:31 AM (5ua3Z)

573 Sorry here's the link for 571:

https://tinyurl.com/uefbwqu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 12:32 AM (WI7YS)

574 Disney is saying
Bow down to Chinese masters
Profits come first here

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 10, 2020 12:33 AM (I2/tG)

575 The spring is quiet
People huddle in houses
Karen is happy
Posted by: The ARC

Some Waffle Houses are called Huddle House.

Karen sees in horror
Scattered, smothered
Call Uber now

Posted by: Miklos, third shift is now first shift at April 10, 2020 12:33 AM (QzkSJ)

576 So how is it a poem
When the darn thing doesn't even rhyme?

Posted by: Muldoon at April 10, 2020 12:25 AM (m45I2)


I know why
the poem doesn't rhyme.

Posted by: Maya Angelou at April 10, 2020 12:33 AM (Y8PSl)

577 Thank you, NaughtyP!

May you rest well and have a productive day!

Posted by: Emmie at April 10, 2020 12:34 AM (ouBhA)

578 not really.

we're herd worse...
Posted by: redc1c4

It wasn't really the pun.

It was the flocked wallpaper.

Posted by: Miklosian Conceptualizations SA de CV at April 10, 2020 12:35 AM (QzkSJ)

579 Always wanted to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

A short film that you may enjoy ...
https://www.youtube.com
/watch?v=qEaoaRpRRzo

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 12:36 AM (LPnfS)

580 Is its singular's also its plural.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*Japanese golfer clap*

Posted by: Miklos, witha bucket of balls at April 10, 2020 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

581 Great numbers out of South Korea on COVID tonight; only 27 new cases reported, out of 8,551 tests. Hopefully we can be at that level in a couple months.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 10, 2020 12:37 AM (zqs/f)

582 Goodnight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at April 10, 2020 12:37 AM (ouBhA)

583 Hey everybody.

Previous Quarantine Theater movies:
- Taking of Pelham 123
- The Outlaw Josey Wales

Tonight's movie was The Pink Panther, the original from 1964.

Fun, if dated and silly. Probably my favorite scene was the giant car crash near the end. Plus David Niven is just too classy for me I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 10, 2020 12:37 AM (L2ZTs)

584 I know why
the poem doesn't rhyme.
Posted by: Maya Angelou
-----

That's a bunch of dinosaur droppings.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 10, 2020 12:38 AM (cg4r6)

585 The Ramifications of Animal Husbandry, or Why Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:38 AM (miJU3)

586 There once was a man from Nantucket......

stop me if ya all heard this one

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 12:38 AM (kFkpX)

587 Are you morons enjoying your 45-day weekend?

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 10, 2020 12:39 AM (zqs/f)

588 My Network took a dump for about twenty minutes. Odd. ...odd, indeed.

Time to scour the router.

*grabs S.O.S. pad and bucket*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

589 There once was a man from Nantucket......

stop me if ya all heard this one
Posted by: Nightwatch

Is that the one with "sesquipedalian"?

That was good.

Posted by: Miklos, with a foot and a half of something at April 10, 2020 12:40 AM (QzkSJ)

590 557---I'm going to my hometown this afternoon, despite the guvnor cancelling everyone for another three weeks. My mother actually joked about telling anyone who gives me the stinkeye, "You're going home for your parents' mental health!"
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 10, 2020 12:26 AM (/+bwe)
-----------------------------------
And it's really no joke!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2020 12:41 AM (M/9m0)

591 MIL was saying that the IA governor might order a tighter lockdown, even though the guv is publicly reluctant. I laughed and asked who the heck would enforce restrictions so tight that she couldn't pick up her grandkids when we've got maybe a dozen LEOs in the whole county? We've all be careful and polite so far, but no sane person would try to stop Dutch grandmas from delivering Easter baskets to their grandkids.

Posted by: pookysgirl, pragmatist at April 10, 2020 12:41 AM (XKZwp)

592 Wake the fuck up sleeping giant.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at April 10, 2020 12:41 AM (YsnWz)

593 Oh
That owl is me

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (G546f)

594 New Poll Shows Americans Not Happy With 30-Day Free Trial of Communism.

"old" joke, but I still recycle for some reason.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (Ckg4U)

595 Time to scour the router.

*grabs S.O.S. pad and bucket*
Posted by: Slapweasel

Really.

Who sells router de-grouter at this hour?

Posted by: Miklos, with a bag of Cherry Sours at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)

596 *grabs S.O.S. pad and bucket*
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

There goes Nightwatch's limerick.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:43 AM (miJU3)

597 "old" joke, but I still recycle for some reason.
Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (Ckg4U)

Recycling will save the erf!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 10, 2020 12:43 AM (NWiLs)

598 Time to scour the router.

I did that with an SOS pad!

Posted by: Hillary at April 10, 2020 12:44 AM (L2ZTs)

599 570 The carpenter said, in demurral,
That haiku is one bastard squirrel,
It lacks meter or rhyme,
But what's worse of a crime,
Is its singular's also its plural.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:31 AM (miJU3)
------------------------------
Superb!
Downright Muldoonworthy!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2020 12:44 AM (M/9m0)

600 "Who sells router de-grouter at this hour?"
-Posted by: Miklos, with a bag of Cherry Sours at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)

I had some in back stock, near the toilet paper.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

601 Who sells router de-grouter at this hour?

Posted by: Miklos, with a bag of Cherry Sours at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)


You can get anything you want,
At the on-line router de-grouter store.

Posted by: Arlo Guthrie, Sellin' Out at April 10, 2020 12:45 AM (Y8PSl)

602 Hola Horde

Posted by: Pete Bog at April 10, 2020 12:45 AM (BQE6f)

603 6 Am strods the
sidewalk
arms pumping
pumping pumping

the weight to loose must

the weight

to

loose

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 12:46 AM (kFkpX)

604 Downright Muldoonworthy!
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2020 12:44 AM (M/9m0)

Awww. (blushes)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:46 AM (miJU3)

605 You can get anything you want,
At the on-line router de-grouter store.
Posted by: Arlo Guthrie, Sellin' Out at April 10, 2020 12:45 AM (Y8PSl)


Except Alex
.
.
.
theChick ...

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 12:46 AM (LPnfS)

606 Nominees for tomorrow night's movie for Quarantine Theater:

- The Girl Most Likely To...
- Taking of Pelham 123 (Travolta/Wahsington remake)
- A Ghost Story
- Whiplash
- So I Married An Axe Murderer
- Ronin
- Say Anything
- A Ghost Story

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 10, 2020 12:46 AM (L2ZTs)

607 Who the heck put grout in my router to begin with?

*tastes*

...forget it. This ain't bad.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:47 AM (Ckg4U)

608 Oops I listed one of those twice

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 10, 2020 12:47 AM (L2ZTs)

609 Anyway just popping in. Goodnight horde!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 10, 2020 12:48 AM (L2ZTs)

610 > The Norks keep money there.

Luxembourg and Liechtenstein are where the Swiss bankers keep their money.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 12:50 AM (tLWGd)

611 603 6 Am strods the
sidewalk
arms pumping
pumping pumping

the weight to loose must

the weight

to

loose

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 12:46 AM (kFkpX)

Loosing weight is TIGHT.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 10, 2020 12:50 AM (NWiLs)

612 The gerund of sesqupadellian is sesqupadellianing. Which is also considered a method of acceptable murder.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at April 10, 2020 12:51 AM (YsnWz)

613 > no sane person would try to stop Dutch grandmas from delivering Easter baskets to their grandkids.

I guess the Governor of Montana has issued a directive explicitly declaring the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to be essential personnel.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 12:52 AM (tLWGd)

614 OK, I found a Youtube video-


"The Ins and Outs of How to Power Scour a Newer Sour Router in about an Hour"

Posted by: Miklos, ecpecting glowers at April 10, 2020 12:52 AM (QzkSJ)

615 The baby

little fury baby

leads in starts and stops

leash slack...never pulling always waiting for

her owner to catch up while she sniffs the park way

til finding the that most "stimulating spot"


plastic bag fini

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 12:53 AM (kFkpX)

616 Well, time to hit the sack. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 10, 2020 12:56 AM (miJU3)

617 - Ronin

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 10, 2020 12:46 AM (L2ZTs)


Stay away from any movie with that shoe lift-wearing asshoe Robert De Niro.

Posted by: RickZ at April 10, 2020 12:58 AM (Y8PSl)

618 Exit the car

now a mask for the walk

to the front door

of work

mask greets mask


at least

eyes still meet


comfort in this

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 12:58 AM (kFkpX)

619 Well guess ill toss a grenade in the fire and say goodn...

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at April 10, 2020 12:58 AM (YsnWz)

620 ...forget it. This ain't bad.
Posted by: Slapweasel

I hope Slapweasel Industries is in line for one of those sweet government checks.

I mean, too bad about the Bangladeshis, but they must have parked something out of the contracted 3 cents+gruel/day thing.

Posted by: Miklos, pre-ordering masks, ventilators and beer bongs at April 10, 2020 01:00 AM (QzkSJ)

621 "old" joke, but I still recycle for some reason.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 10, 2020 12:42 AM (Ckg4U)



Recycling will save the erf!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 10, 2020 12:43 AM (NWiLs)

---
but not the serf.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 01:01 AM (5ua3Z)

622 In recent years, the World Health Organization has focused on global warming, of course.

****
Didn't Obama direct the CDC to spend most of their budget on solar panels and other stoopid shit that weren't related to controlling diseases.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 10, 2020 01:03 AM (h1jJh)

623

People have been trying to make connections to the COVID-19 outbreak and the installation of 5G since the outbreak began in China in January.

The rumors have recently been thrust into the broader public eye by actor Woody Harrelson sharing them on his Instagram. His post also included a video of what he claimed were Chinese citizens taking down 5G antennas because they knew they were a threat. He has since deleted the post.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 10, 2020 01:04 AM (aKsyK)

624 621

And without a single shot fired.........


welcome to true serfdom

I'm still so stunned just getting my arms around the last 2 weeks.

Yet


I'm keeping my powder dry...we are not done yet.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 01:06 AM (kFkpX)

625 but not the serf.
Posted by: redc1c4

There's joke about that.

Posted by: Bennett Cerf at April 10, 2020 01:10 AM (QzkSJ)

626 Recycling will save the erf!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 10, 2020 12:43 AM (NWiLs)

---
but not the serf.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 01:01 AM (5ua3Z)


Charlie don't surf !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 01:11 AM (LPnfS)

627 Didn't Obama direct the CDC to spend most of their budget on solar panels and other stoopid shit that weren't related to controlling diseases.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks

Crazy talk.

Next you'll be telling me that NASA's main job was Muslim Outreach.

Posted by: Miklos, East of the Rockies at April 10, 2020 01:12 AM (QzkSJ)

628 Fun, if dated and silly. Probably my favorite scene was the giant car crash near the end. Plus David Niven is just too classy for me I guess.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 10, 2020 12:37 AM (L2ZTs)

Fun fact - David Niven thought he was supposed to be the Big Star of that, was really pissed that Peter Sellers stole the show. But Blake Edwards realized the movie was looking to be pretty boring, so he encouraged Sellers to ad lib his character, and Clouseau was born.

The second movie in the series, A Shot in the Dark, did this trick one better. Blake Edwards picked up a script that was an Agatha Christie type murder-in-the manor house, that really wasn't very good. But then, rather than a serious inspector, he again got Sellers to ad-lib Clouseau, and really let it rip! The result was comedy gold!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2020 01:12 AM (V2Yro)

629 I'm resisting wearing a face mask

One, I don't want to be mistaken for an Antifa nutjob

The other is that I feel wearing a mask is telling the world that I'm a frightened paranoid asshole who probably rats out friends and neighbors for living their lives.

I'm keeping wipes to wrap on my fingers when I used the number pad at the checkout line, ATM, or gas station and I feel like a dipshit for doing that much.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 10, 2020 01:14 AM (qAR6u)

630

There were video clips on Ingraham of the Chinese News Network, broadcast this afternoon and evening, that poo-poo'ed HCQ for a covad treatment. And a free excuse to sideswipe Trump, just because.

Laura has been on top of the covad issue since this started, with a barrage of world-class specialists on live. She is giving them most of the time to talk after she asks an intelligent question. They point out many, many success stories. HCQ works in many to most cases, but the statistics stay hidden.

Trump came out early consistently mentioning HCQ as a potential remedy for the suffering. CNN refused to give Trump any positive mention. Just the opposite.

Chinese News ignored it all and counter-programmed, instead. They even had the head of the CDC completely dodging the HCQ topic, like a soiboi. The CNN parrots were on full TDS and anti-reality display. In their minds, they had successfully tied HCQ to Trump, both were evil or irrelevant. The video clip was like watching an alternate reality to the one I am living in.

This evening. Day 25 of the National Shutdown.


Not only can't this kind of thing not continue to go on, but the abrupt adjustment phase could be coming sooner than we think.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 10, 2020 01:14 AM (sy5kK)

631 622---Didn't Obama direct the CDC to spend most of their budget on solar panels and other stoopid shit that weren't related to controlling diseases.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at April 10, 2020 01:03 AM (h1jJh)
---------------------------
Above all, gun control!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 10, 2020 01:16 AM (M/9m0)

632 Fun fact - David Niven thought he was supposed to be the Big Star


Additional Fun Fact-

David Niven was in the movie The Guns of Navarone. As a Commando, he was in the actual operation that inspired the movie.

Posted by: Miklos, with similar moustache, if not panache at April 10, 2020 01:17 AM (QzkSJ)

633 Wake the fuck up sleeping giant.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot


And without a single shot fired.........


welcome to true serfdom

I'm still so stunned just getting my arms around the last 2 weeks.

Yet


I'm keeping my powder dry...we are not done yet.
Posted by: Nightwatch

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey...really get down now baby at April 10, 2020 01:17 AM (VmcMv)

634 The other is that I feel wearing a mask is telling the world that I'm a frightened paranoid asshole who probably rats out friends and neighbors for living their lives.

A my little pony mask, maybe. A steampunk plague doctor ... not so much.
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 01:20 AM (LPnfS)

635 I'm resisting wearing a face mask

One, I don't want to be mistaken for an Antifa nutjob


South Carolina Code of Laws

ARTICLE 3

Offenses Tending to Breach of Peace

SECTION 16-7-110. Wearing masks and the like.

No person over sixteen years of age shall appear or enter upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, public way or highway of this State or upon the public property of the State or of any municipality or county in this State while wearing a mask or other device which conceals his identity. Nor shall any such person demand entrance or admission to or enter upon the premises or into the enclosure or house of any other person while wearing a mask or device which conceals his identity. Nor shall any such person, while wearing a mask or device which conceals his identity, participate in any meeting or demonstration upon the private property of another unless he shall have first obtained the written permission of the owner and the occupant of such property.

Posted by: Miklos, seeing flagrant lawbreaking at April 10, 2020 01:21 AM (QzkSJ)

636 The rumors have recently been thrust into the broader public eye by actor Woody Harrelson sharing them on his Instagram. His post also included a video of what he claimed were Chinese citizens taking down 5G antennas because they knew they were a threat. He has since deleted the post.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Woody is kind of the typical Hollywood idiot. If his brain and Sean Penn's brain were dynamite, there wouldn't be enough there to blow your nose. Together.

Even.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at April 10, 2020 01:25 AM (ZCiJZ)

637 No person over sixteen years of age shall appear or enter upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, public way or highway of this State or upon the public property of the State or of any municipality or county in this State while wearing a mask or other device which conceals his identity.

easy, peezy ...

Switch your name on your mask ...

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 01:28 AM (LPnfS)

638
Forty-five years ago Chinatown premiered.

We watched it tonight. That is all.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 10, 2020 01:29 AM (pNxlR)

639 Switch your name on your mask ...
Posted by: Adriane

Hi! My Plague Name is....

Posted by: Miklos, which is probably scary enough at April 10, 2020 01:31 AM (QzkSJ)

640 *cooks up next batch of router gravy*


Don't ask, Slap.

It involves watching pron while "cooking".

And that's all I'm gonna say 'bout it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 10, 2020 01:32 AM (QzJWU)

641 The other is that I feel wearing a mask is telling the world that I'm a frightened paranoid asshole who probably rats out friends and neighbors for living their lives.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 10, 2020 01:14 AM (qAR6u)


My grocery stores have signs warning customers 'no mask, no entry'. One even requires customers to wear a mask and gloves to be able to enter. And that's on top of the '10 customers in the store at a time' limit. At least they have old fart shopping hour first thing after they open. But you still wait in line six feet apart unless you're there really, really early.

I honestly feel like I'm in the old Soviet Union, waiting in line, six feet apart, just to be able to go grocery shopping only to find certain shelves empty. And it's taking a long time to shop, creating more possible Chinese Crud exposure.

Posted by: RickZ at April 10, 2020 01:32 AM (Y8PSl)

642 Forty-five years ago Chinatown premiered.

We watched it tonight. That is all.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

Chinatown. What a movie.

You can't forget it.

Posted by: Miklos, which is not Hungarian for "Jake" at April 10, 2020 01:35 AM (QzkSJ)

643 Hi! My Plague Name is....
Posted by: Miklos, which is probably scary enough at April 10, 2020 01:31 AM (QzkSJ)


Seymour Jerms ???
Lester Da Kafka ???

Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ... at April 10, 2020 01:38 AM (LPnfS)

644 Muldoon gone?

Great stuff.

And it reminds me, I have a PDF of my BIL's father's pilot's log book. He flew B-26s in the ETO. I really need to look it over, and try to sync it up with readily accessible info, if any, about particular operations or milestones.

One funny thing. It was basically a civilian flight log book. Don't know why, don't know if maybe some guys were just issued those. But the headings and organization are not exactly suitable for combat missions, so there are a lot of notations and arrows and stuff like that.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 10, 2020 01:40 AM (El6T/)

645 Dear ACE,

In a time none of us, your hobo horde, ever thought we would have to front up to, hell, even 911 now pales,

yet our stage remains intact, like a corner bar, a familiar coffee shop, a local dinner/truck stop where we can meet and talk across the isles....especially in these times.

All because of you.



Good night ACE.

May you stay safe and healthy.


Nightwatch out.......

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 10, 2020 01:40 AM (kFkpX)

646 "I honestly feel like I'm in the old Soviet Union, waiting in line, six
feet apart, just to be able to go grocery shopping only to find certain
shelves empty. And it's taking a long time to shop, creating more
possible Chinese Crud exposure."


My prediction is we are going to start emerging from our cocoons at the end of April since we have a treatment that appears to be working and then the argument is going to be between those who think that the whole shut-down did the trick and those who think it was overblown BS in the first place. My thoughts is that it was overblown BS but some of the shut-down measures were helpful...like washing yer damn hands.



Overall though I believe that we over-reacted and the panic that ensued has sounded the death knell for many a small and even medium sized business, and that is going to take a while to come back from. Not to mention the uptick in bankruptcy and foreclosures that is going to happen.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 10, 2020 01:40 AM (ZXnzo)

647 Yesterday, a few minutes before dawn, a MOAK (Mother Of All Kohns) bomb was dropped on Twitter. We have entered a new era. May God have mercy on our souls.

https://mobile.twitter.com/sallykohn/status
/1248238463327121408


Sally Kohn
@sallykohn
I'm really tired of reading how business owners are "forced" to layoff workers. No one made them do that. They *chose* to do that. Not saying it isn't a hard choice, during a hard time, but to say they were *forced* obscures their agency AND casts owners/CEOs as the victims.

Posted by: 29Victor at April 10, 2020 01:45 AM (BJKQV)

648 Didn't Obama direct the CDC to spend most of their budget on solar panels and other stoopid shit that weren't related to controlling diseases.

What's even better was that prior to the arrival of the CCP virus, the New York City Department of Health's main PR campaign was to encourage New Yorkers to have sex with people who are HIV-positive.

You see, if the measured viral load of the HIV-positive is low, there is absolutely no risk having sex with them! Swearsies!

After all, as all progressive health departments know, the stigma associated with infectious diseases is far worse than the infectious diseases themselves!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 10, 2020 01:48 AM (I2/tG)

649 the argument is going to be between those who think that the whole shut-down did the trick and those who think it was overblown BS in the first place. My thoughts is that it was overblown BS but some of the shut-down measures were helpful...like washing yer damn hands.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 10, 2020 01:40 AM (ZXnzo)


Count me in the 'overblown horseshit' group.

As for washing one's hands, basic sanitary procedures have nothing to do with the shutdown. It does, however, have everything to do with a lack of common fucking sense among the general population.

/I just can't wait for the government to explain to us how to wipe our asses with toilet paper we don't have. I'm sure the government will hire Sheryl Crow as the PSA spokesperson.

Posted by: RickZ at April 10, 2020 01:49 AM (Y8PSl)

650 It was fifty years ago today the Beatles said they wouldn't play.

Sometimes 29 feels so old.

Posted by: First Post Today Came Early at April 10, 2020 01:52 AM (zcvbQ)

651 Just listened, again, to " Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You" on Youtube. It isn't just Muzzies, any more.

Posted by: stonecutter at April 10, 2020 01:54 AM (zkxaO)

652 I've been in a few whiteouts during snowstorms, being from Canada, I used to live 30 miles north of Toronto. The worst spots are the windiest, the snow blows around and you can't see past the hood, and you feel like the vehicle is spinning. All you can do is slow right down and hope it clears before you go in the ditch. One time in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan it was snowing straight down so hard I drove right through some town without ever seeing it, just following the tire tracks of another car that I could barely see over the hood.
Best one down here I was going home in a bad fog and got to my street and was looking at the Christmas lights on houses and finally thought "That's a nice display ! " backed up and pulled in, it was my house. Lost all sense of distance.

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at April 10, 2020 01:59 AM (nQgMQ)

653 since i never get out, what movie/tv show is the meme at the top of the ONT from?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:02 AM (5ua3Z)

654 since i never get out, what movie/tv show is the meme at the top of the ONT from?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:02 AM (5ua3Z)


I believe that's from 'Forest Gump'.

Posted by: RickZ at April 10, 2020 02:05 AM (Y8PSl)

655 "Your victim's card expired
You've taken it to far"

Posted by: stonecutter at April 10, 2020 02:13 AM (zkxaO)

656 .."Your victim's card expired
You've taken it to far"

Posted by: stonecutter at April 10, 2020 02:13 AM (zkxaO) ]/I]


"Too".

The correct word, is "too". Not, "to".

I feel so triggered.

I has the vapors.

Who will save the spellings!


/snrk

/vapors


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/fainting couch

Posted by: Jim at April 10, 2020 02:30 AM (QzJWU)

657 and?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:30 AM (5ua3Z)

658 close tags for the fainting couch save.

/barrel


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


*hasta la nite nite, Horde!*

Posted by: Jim at April 10, 2020 02:31 AM (QzJWU)

659 Gump: another movie i've never seen.

did i miss anything important?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:32 AM (5ua3Z)

660
Hello.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 10, 2020 02:38 AM (oGNNA)

661
It's late.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 10, 2020 02:39 AM (oGNNA)

662
Am I really the only one here?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 10, 2020 02:40 AM (oGNNA)

663
Or is everyone relying on me to pave the way to 666?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 10, 2020 02:40 AM (oGNNA)

664
Anyone know if Owls and Cats get along?? their so feaking cute I want one.. Many years ago had a hunter cat who saw one on the fence post and did it's slink low and slow crawl up to the post the Owl just spread it's
huge wings and the cat did a back flip and ran away.. funny shit..

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 02:42 AM (LfHBm)

665
capitol city came in 11th... it's more a town then city and what's worse filled with leftist whackocrats..

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 02:46 AM (LfHBm)

666 .

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:46 AM (5ua3Z)

667 WINNING!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:47 AM (5ua3Z)

668 666

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 02:47 AM (LfHBm)

669 It's snowing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2020 02:49 AM (gd9RK)

670
"It's snowing."
Yeah a little bit here too... looks like Maine's gettin hammered good...

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 02:52 AM (LfHBm)

671 I'm in New Jersey. It's barely snowing, but the stuff coming down is snow.

On April 10.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2020 02:55 AM (gd9RK)

672 gettin a tad nipply here in the dc swamp

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at April 10, 2020 02:55 AM (9lL/B)

673 thank the g*ds i live in SoCal...

i've seen a bit of hail, once, but D that "sn*w" shit...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:58 AM (5ua3Z)

674 F not D

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 10, 2020 02:59 AM (5ua3Z)

675
With commie looser burnee back in VT the 3 stooges *leahy,welch,sanders*.
teamed up with Rino Scott to phone athon VTer's with their whine against Pres Trump.... who the hell want's to listen to 4 brain dead whackocrats without a clue tell you what their going to do... I'd rather listen to yoko ohno screaching for hr's ....

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 03:03 AM (LfHBm)

676 I drove x-country from Annandale, VA to LA, CA right after dinner Thanksgiving, 1992. Overnighted in my car at a truck stop in the Tex panhandle. Woke up around 8 a.m. and it was cold. Started driving towards New Mex and weather forecast was for increasing snow as my drive wore on. (BTW, most depressing highway sign I've ever seen: "Los Angeles, 1007 miles") Towards sunset as I'm well into New Mexie it's comin' down hard. Not sure I'm going to make it into Albukoikee but somehow I do around 7 p.m. to be greeted by a sign that says: "Interstate closed west of where you are right now so get off the freeway and good luck finding a room". I actually found a room at a Motel 6 across from a gas station. (Backstory, I'm 25, just out of Army Signal Officer Basic Course, and heading to S.F. because since SFSU technically failed to graduate me, I had another year of debate team eligibility, and I was going to use it before law school the following Fall.) The room is clean. Gas station across the street has frozen chicken pot pies and foaties, and an Outer Limits marathon is on TV. I needed the break, and the sleep, and so happy to be snowed in.

Posted by: SFGoth at April 10, 2020 03:08 AM (KAi1n)

677 The Babys!!! OMG

Posted by: scottst at April 10, 2020 03:15 AM (/QQch)

678

"I needed the break, and the sleep, and so happy to be snowed in."
It sounds like one of those mass murder slasher places....end of the interstate never to return... you were lucky Goth...

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 03:15 AM (LfHBm)

679 The Horror!

I forgot to turn the coffee maker timer on before I went to bed last night. Oh well, coffee is now made, just a little late.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 10, 2020 03:22 AM (I/fl8)

680 I have really been worried about Halloween costumes. It's always something topical and Joe Exotic v that bitch Carol Baskin does not appeal to me.

But if me and my crew can't pull off Ghana Wedding Dancers, we just don't deserve to live.

(Cue GWD video)

Posted by: scottst at April 10, 2020 03:23 AM (/QQch)

681

Trumps ad against dementia Joe is pure gold 'specially the end
he says "I'm not going nuts" no joe your all ready there.....

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 03:23 AM (LfHBm)

682 AOC now leads the left. AOC's biggest complaint with bernie he wouldn't go for the throat! 2020 bumper sticker You don't have to vote for a rapist. Vote green! If green party gets some charismatic celebrity senile old joe biden better watch out.

Posted by: raimondo at April 10, 2020 03:35 AM (2/7MU)

683 Oyrishman Ciaran Bartlett sings a song about the internet

He's a bit cheeky:

youtube.com/watch?v=aF-fjKlfTfk

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 10, 2020 03:36 AM (d7/mN)

684 Hi! My Plague Name is....
Posted by: Miklos, which is probably scary enough

Seymour Jerms ???
Lester Da Kafka ???
Posted by: Adriane the Y Can't I Learn by Osmosis Critic ...


Batman, obviously.

Posted by: mikeski at April 10, 2020 03:37 AM (P1f+c)

685 He's a bit cheeky:



Careful.

This is, after all, The Home of Assless Chaps.

Posted by: Miklos, mildly cautionary at April 10, 2020 03:38 AM (QzkSJ)

686 I'm in New Jersey. It's barely snowing, but the stuff coming down is snow.

On April 10.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Snow? What exit?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking Joe Piscopo does a radio show nowadays at April 10, 2020 03:40 AM (QzkSJ)

687 Now see?


THIS is how you kill an ONT.

Posted by: Miklos, not my first thread killin' rodeo at April 10, 2020 03:45 AM (QzkSJ)

688 []THIS is how you kill an ONT.


Fuck you. I can breathe through this pillow.

Posted by: The ONT at April 10, 2020 03:50 AM (gd9RK)

689 Bring out the coffee and they will show up.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 03:50 AM (N4ZRs)

690 (N4ZRs)

Oooh today I'm one of the enforcers. Nice.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 03:52 AM (N4ZRs)

691 Good morning MLii

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 03:53 AM (ZCEU2)

692 Also, how did Overnight Open Thread become ONT? Why not OOT?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2020 03:53 AM (gd9RK)

693 Had pea size hail maybe first 10 minutes of thunderstorm

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 03:55 AM (ZCEU2)

694 Well, as long as I'm here by myself-


Hey Miklos, this is my friend Miklos. You two have a lot in common.


Miklos: Umm, hey

Miklos: charmed, I'm sure

Miklos: Come on, don't be like that

Miklos: Like what?

Miklos: That snide "charmed I'm sure" bullshit.

Miklos: And that look

Miklos: What look look?

Miklos: Side eye look

Miklos: Did not

Miklos: C'mon, Miklos saw it too

Miklos: This is what I get for trying to be nice

Posted by: The Three Miklosfaces of Eve at April 10, 2020 03:56 AM (QzkSJ)

695 10 years ago most including me thought it was the Emergency Morning Thread as it seemed to be tossed in randomly was my thinking.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 03:57 AM (ZCEU2)

696 Mornin', Skip.

How are you doing with all the free time?

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 03:57 AM (N4ZRs)

697 Also, no Sasquatch bones equals no Sasquatches'sesz.
Just sez'ing .

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 10, 2020 03:58 AM (d7/mN)

698 Also, how did Overnight Open Thread become ONT? Why not OOT?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Clearly, someone mistranslated the original ‹bernachtrinken

Posted by: Miklos von und zu Mikloststein at April 10, 2020 03:59 AM (QzkSJ)

699 Good Morning Morons today is Friday, April 10, 2020. On this day in 1816 the Federal government of the United States approved the creation of the Second Bank of the United States. It was subsequently destroyed by Andrew Jackson when he became President. We now have 'the Fed', where is Andrew Jackson when you need him?


Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

700 Emergency Morning Thread makes sense when you remember what some of the weekend overnite threads were like!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:00 AM (N4ZRs)

701
Fox's 'this day in history'.


https://tinyurl.com/stlkmsa

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

702 Trump says the economy will quickly recover from the current crash blamed on the over-hyped KoronaKrap.


https://tinyurl.com/wkeqak4

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

703
The federal government is terminating the ability of the communist China telecom company from operating in the US.


https://tinyurl.com/u68mngl

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:00 AM (mpXpK)

704 ‹bernachtrinken, dammit.

Posted by: Miklos, no sitzpinkler at April 10, 2020 04:00 AM (QzkSJ)

705 Here's supposedly the kind of shit that created the KoronaKrap (and nearly every major pandemic in history).


https://tinyurl.com/swwl6u9

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

706 Can tell my back is thinking it wants to be a real pain in my life. Bad thing of doing not much for 3 weeks. Just before the storm took leaf blower up on roof anf blew tree crap off and gutters.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:01 AM (ZCEU2)

707 Übernachtrinken

Posted by: Miklos, dammit with ampersands at April 10, 2020 04:01 AM (QzkSJ)

708 Min doctor is blasting the guidelines that are supposed to be used for classifying a death as caused by the KoronaKrap. And note that this doesn't even touch the blue States that are even more inflating the number to get federal money.


https://tinyurl.com/rwudk8s

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

709 AOC wants to nationalize US healthcare system. Well you stupid scrunt with Obamacare, medicare, and medicaid it pretty much already is.


https://tinyurl.com/tcgx25u

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

710 Judicial watch is suing NC for failure to cleanup the voting rolls and having over 1M inactive voters still on the rolls. Note that the two counties mentioned in the article are heavy Democrat infested counties.


https://tinyurl.com/sh5wt78

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

711 The 'Political Pope' is blaming the koronakrap on global warming.


https://tinyurl.com/w7wd6s8

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

712 We had snow flurries on and off with 38° and sunshine! Must've had something to do with the wind. It was insanely windy.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:02 AM (N4ZRs)

713 Now here is some absolute BS just posted by Fox. Supposedly the koronakrap is now the leading cause of death in the US. I throw the BS flag on that.


https://tinyurl.com/sstaufz

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

714 Coelocanths had been extinct for 35 million years until someone caught one in 1938. That was off Africa somewhere. Then in the 1990s it turned out that Indonesians caught them enough to have local recipes.

Do not doubt the Squatch.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 10, 2020 04:02 AM (gd9RK)

715 Barr is calling the 'Russia Collusion' investigation of Trump's campaign one of the biggest travesties in UIS History and he says there will be some prosecutions. I'll believe that when I see it.


https://tinyurl.com/w9gulyh

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

716
Morning MLii,, 38 and light snow/rain...I smelled the coffee..

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 04:03 AM (LfHBm)

717 RAMIREZ


https://tinyurl.com/t4u6azt


And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

718 702 If it was last week had no doubt when this started, next week still had good feeling. 4 weeks we are going to start seeing failures in businesses.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:03 AM (ZCEU2)

719 The other is that I feel wearing a mask is telling the world that I'm a frightened paranoid asshole who probably rats out friends and neighbors for living their lives.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 10, 2020 01:14 AM (qAR6u)

Probably too late but get yourself a cheap Lone Ranger mask. Bonus points for indigenous sidekick who calls you Kemosabe.

No asswipe, Kemosabe. What we do now?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 10, 2020 04:06 AM (e1mEI)

720 NY up to 7,000 deaths, NJ 2nd at 1,700

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:06 AM (ZCEU2)

721 Thanks, Vic

Hey there beanervt! Love the smell of coffee in the morning.

32 here right now, supposed to be a partly sunny day into the 40s.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:08 AM (N4ZRs)

722 NY up to 7,000 deaths, NJ 2nd at 1,700
Posted by: Skip

Cutting in on our business.

Posted by: Florida at April 10, 2020 04:08 AM (QzkSJ)

723 Do WI next please, Skip. I'm too lazy today to check

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:09 AM (N4ZRs)

724 32 here right now, supposed to be a partly sunny day into the 40s.
Posted by: My life is insanity

Celsius or Kelvin?

Posted by: Miklos, but it's a very moist heat at April 10, 2020 04:11 AM (QzkSJ)

725 Now here is some absolute BS just posted by Fox. Supposedly the koronakrap is now the leading cause of death in the US. I throw the BS flag on that.


https://tinyurl.com/sstaufz
Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

Every death is ruled Chicom19 death. Car accident? 19. Suicide? 19. Who knows, since they call it death by 19, maybe they just tally as a total of 19 deaths.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 10, 2020 04:13 AM (e1mEI)

726 Farenheit, silly! °F

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:13 AM (N4ZRs)

727 NY has highest day again by 20 fatalities 799 yesterday.
Wisconsin has 111, like 18th, Pennsylvania still 12th 338.
29 new deaths here.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:14 AM (ZCEU2)

728 High winds today here high in 50s I think

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:15 AM (ZCEU2)

729 NY has highest day again by 20 fatalities 799 yesterday.
Wisconsin has 111, like 18th, Pennsylvania still 12th 338.
29 new deaths here.
Posted by: Skip

The Electoral College should be according to that.

Posted by: Miklos Cuomo 2020! at April 10, 2020 04:15 AM (QzkSJ)

730 Need coffee.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:16 AM (ZCEU2)

731
Deaths here have stalled at 23 for almost a week.. they were 17 for the

first weeks of confinement.. positives are not up that much either.
638 up from 550 when there was 17 deaths..tests up 3k...

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 04:17 AM (LfHBm)

732 I heard yesterday that the rate of deaths was not increasing here.

Definitely no plan from our gov to reopen. Yesterday he closed the state parks.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:17 AM (N4ZRs)

733 725 Every death is ruled Chicom19 death. Car accident?
19. Suicide? 19. Who knows, since they call it death by 19, maybe they
just tally as a total of 19 deaths.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 10, 2020 04:13 AM (e1mEI)

Like I said yesterday, "get run over by a bus and have a cold? Must be koronakrap, chalk it up scotty and also call Washington for more money".

Posted by: Vic at April 10, 2020 04:17 AM (mpXpK)

734 BREAKING

Coroner determines Epstein's cause of death as COV-19, but that he didn't contract it himself

Posted by: Miklos in the Mornin' at April 10, 2020 04:19 AM (QzkSJ)

735 Definitely no plan from our gov to reopen. Yesterday he closed the state parks.
Posted by: My life is insanity

Hope you got the contract for the fencing.

Posted by: Miklos, a minority- and native American woman owned SBA certified government contractor at April 10, 2020 04:21 AM (QzkSJ)

736 Mikos oh Hell no, NY would just pick our President as long as somewhere else went along

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:22 AM (ZCEU2)

737 NJ dropped its day total, thats something only went up 169, 272 yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:25 AM (ZCEU2)

738 The underlying mood of most people I see coming through at work is anger and frustration. They are putting on a good face, but it shows through. Not sure how much longer this is going to go on before defiance happens.

Standing in a line outside of Aldi's to wait until the person in front of me is halfway down the aisle so that I can enter, only to pass that person (in a 6 foot aisle) and turn the corner to meet 5 others all standing by the eggs, checking to make sure they aren't cracked sort of defeats the purpose of waiting outside in a line!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:27 AM (N4ZRs)

739 Rush had on hospitals get paid good money if they have a Covid-19 patient, more if ventilators are needed. Their drug overdose who comes in they get nothing, show he has Covid-19 and its payday.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:28 AM (ZCEU2)

740 Hospitals will be losing money with all the elective surgeries being cancelled. Bailout for them, next

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:30 AM (N4ZRs)

741 Last trip to grocery store, 1 way in, one way out and in theory you must go up and down each isle in the store in a single direction, no crossing at back or front cross isles.
I am not in a hurry to go back.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:31 AM (ZCEU2)

742
"checking to make sure they aren't cracked sort of defeats the purpose of waiting outside in a line!"
like most of the restriction crap it's more for the "doing" it than actually doing it.....

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 04:31 AM (LfHBm)

743 checking to make sure they aren't cracked sort of defeats the purpose of waiting outside in a line!
Posted by: My life is insanity

Our models do not account for logic or common sense.

They don't teach that at Harvard.

Posted by: the Experts at April 10, 2020 04:31 AM (QzkSJ)

744 Listened to a lot of talk radio in my outbuilding yesterday, so many callers of hospital workers or close relatives of, saying if they are not doing Covid-19 care they are doing next to nothing.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:33 AM (ZCEU2)

745

"
Hospitals will be losing money"
Yep ours is already looking at cutting out IT projects set to begin
next year... also they laid off sleep study and suspended all such type programs..

Posted by: beanervt at April 10, 2020 04:35 AM (LfHBm)

746 americanthinker.com/maybe theres a reason why dire projections about covid19 have been wrong

Maybe because you can't control the population if you don't scare the crap out of them.
https://tinyurl.com/tn7yyhg

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:38 AM (ZCEU2)

747
Scott Adams is so enamored with Kamela Harris he can't think straight. He thinks she will get the VP slot & is crowing about it. She did miserably in the primaries & the debates. People aren't going to vote for her ticket soley because she is black (sort of) or because she is female.

Posted by: MHK at April 10, 2020 04:39 AM (iQIUe)

748 One of the great things about being a 29-year-old who has to get up in the middle of the night to take a piss is that you can sometimes watch the pravda changing in real time.

Old pravda: Millions of Americans will die from ChiCom-19. You are a "denier" if you dispute this. Trump is doing NOTHING because he wants grandma to DIE, because ORANGE MAN BAD.

New pravda: Trump intentionally inflated the estimated deaths to make himself look good when the death toll turned out to be much less, because ORANGE MAN BAD.

Also, I've noticed that the same people who were calling Trump "racist" for blocking flights from China back in January are now claiming that he "did nothing" until late February. Because ORANGE MAN BAD.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 04:44 AM (tLWGd)

749 747
Scott Adams is so enamored with Kamela Harris he can't think straight. He thinks she will get the VP slot & is crowing about it. She did miserably in the primaries & the debates. People aren't going to vote for her ticket soley because she is black (sort of) or because she is female.

Posted by: MHK at April 10, 2020 04:39 AM (iQIUe)


Adams also thinks Trump already won the election and the rest is just a formality. Harris probably will get the Dem VP nomination, though it's a stupid move on Biden's part.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 10, 2020 04:45 AM (wGeit)

750 > Harris probably will get the Dem VP nomination,

I don't think so. She played the race card on Biden at the first debate, and Biden is a vindictive motherfucker.

At the time, I was thinking he was likely to pick Gabbard because she stuck a shiv in Kamaltoe for him, but I'm less sure of that now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 04:47 AM (tLWGd)

751 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Comrade is awarded Order of the Red Banner for service in Area of Multiple Realities.

Posted by: The Supreme Soviet at April 10, 2020 04:47 AM (QzkSJ)

752 Biden ( and really doubt its his chose anyway) 100% has to pick a woman, I am not sure now it will be black, he supposedly has that voting block all sewed up.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 04:51 AM (ZCEU2)

753 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 10, 2020 04:54 AM (Dhht7)

754 I once thought Klobuchar was going to be his choice, but I'm still not convinced Biden will actually be the candidate.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:55 AM (N4ZRs)

755 One of our hospitals, a non-profit, is "losing" 10 million a month. They're cutting staff as of yesterday. ETO and 401k match stopped.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at April 10, 2020 04:57 AM (Dhht7)

756 > I'm still not convinced Biden will actually be the candidate.

Other Brother Fredo is getting a lot of media tongue baths recently, I've noticed.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 05:01 AM (tLWGd)

757 750 > Harris probably will get the Dem VP nomination,

I don't think so. She played the race card on Biden at the first debate, and Biden is a vindictive motherfucker.

At the time, I was thinking he was likely to pick Gabbard because she stuck a shiv in Kamaltoe for him, but I'm less sure of that now.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 10, 2020 04:47 AM (tLWGd)


Neither Gabbard nor Harris bring anything to the table in terms of helping Biden win the general election. He's going to win their respective states in any case, and while he might pick up Harris to shore up his support with black voters, he's already popular with black voters.

The smart pick would be Klobuchar. The key battleground, again, is going to be the Midwest, and she's a successful politician in a purple state. The problem is Biden is going to be under a whole lot of pressure from the woke scolds to pick a minority woman for his running mate. I don't think he has the stones to tell those people to get bent.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 10, 2020 05:01 AM (wGeit)

758 >>. I don't think he has the stones to tell those people to get bent.
Posted by: Ace's liver at April 10, 2020 05:01 AM (wGeit

That assumes he is even making the decisions. I think he is just window dressing at this point

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 05:05 AM (N4ZRs)

759 16459 deaths total, 2,171 more yesterday.
NY at 7, 069 and 42% has 119 more than next 11 states combined
NY and NJ totaled have %53.16 down from %54.25 yesterday
Pennsylvania at 338 and 29 more deaths yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:06 AM (ZCEU2)

760 If those are in my record Thursday overnight that means ITS FRIDAY

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:08 AM (ZCEU2)

761 Got a lap cat and a cup, good for a little while.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:11 AM (ZCEU2)

762 Klobutcher is a good guess,

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:12 AM (ZCEU2)

763 Mornin' Horde !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 05:13 AM (arJlL)

764 As said doubt Joe gets to make those decisions

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:13 AM (ZCEU2)

765 Ate my bagel, filled my to go mug. Time to head out.

Remember that His suffering leads to the ultimate Glory. Have a Good Friday, all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 05:16 AM (N4ZRs)

766 JT welcome to another day in house arrest.

I see no reason Minnesota and lesser should even be in house arrest

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:16 AM (ZCEU2)

767 Today Switzerland and Maryland reported the fatality rates for COVID by age, with South Korea's data I think we now have a good idea of the risk factors by ager:

80+
South Korea ... 21%
Switzerland ... 18%
Maryland ... 14%

70-79
South Korea ... 9%
Switzerland ... 7%
Maryland ... 7%

60-69
South Korea ... 2%
Switzerland ... 2%
Maryland ... 3%

50-59
South Korea ... 0.7%
Switzerland ...0.3%
Maryland ... 0.1%

40-49
South Korea ... 0.2%
Switzerland ...0.3%
Maryland ... 0.4%

30-39
South Korea ... 0.1%
Switzerland ...0.1%
Maryland ... 0.4%

* No one in Switzerland and Maryland under 30 has died from COVID, while one man in his 30's in South Korea has died (he reportedly had liver disease).

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 10, 2020 05:20 AM (zqs/f)

768 JT welcome to another day in house arrest.

I see no reason Minnesota and lesser should even be in house arrest
Posted by: Skip

(Looks around for Karens......)

Being retired, my life doesn't differ much from before

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 05:22 AM (arJlL)

769 Remember that His suffering leads to the ultimate Glory. Have a Good Friday, all.
Posted by: My life is insanity

Same to you, MLii !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 05:23 AM (arJlL)

770 That "Daily Telegraph" article is a hoot.
And Good Friday Morning to you.

Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 05:24 AM (2BZBZ)

771 Trying to decide whats for breakfast, do have my piece of apple pie I didn't eat last night.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:26 AM (ZCEU2)

772 If those are in my record Thursday overnight that means ITS FRIDAY
Posted by: Skip

C'mon, Skip.

It's always Friday somewhere.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking this is key for Space Force at April 10, 2020 05:30 AM (QzkSJ)

773 771 Trying to decide whats for breakfast, do have my piece of apple pie I didn't eat last night.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:26 AM (ZCEU2)

Spaghetti.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 10, 2020 05:30 AM (zqs/f)

774 .americanthinker.com/medical advances minus the full research apparatus
https://tinyurl.com/u43l5m9
Yesterday the Leftist media was still going on how Trump is pushing this HCQ drug and its killing people.
Not taking it has killed more than taking it has.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:33 AM (ZCEU2)

775 Spaghetti.
Posted by: Serious Cat

You're the bestest Granpa EVER

Posted by: Lil' Miklos at April 10, 2020 05:33 AM (QzkSJ)

776 Having watch every James Bond movie multiple times. The movie "Live and Let Die" and the funeral march. One of the highlights of all the Bond movies.And Pussy being thrown into the hay.

Posted by: Colin at April 10, 2020 05:34 AM (h7MuR)

777 https://tinyurl.com/uxjftbm
Daily Timewaster- Ace groupy

Couldn't post this one fast enough

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:36 AM (ZCEU2)

778 To garner support from the Bernie Bots, Biden will choose as his Veep, (drumroll please).....

AOC.
Only to then be told that she is too young.

Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 05:43 AM (2BZBZ)

779 Haven't seen ol Fingerbang Biden in awhile. Did he even acknowledge Sanders suspending his campaign?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 10, 2020 05:43 AM (vGJY7)

780 Big smile. Great eyes, Skip.


Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 05:44 AM (2BZBZ)

781 Tank Abrams is another possibility
( rolls 2 pentagonal trapezohedron) 38% not a good shot

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:49 AM (ZCEU2)

782 Daily Timewaster posts lots of real cuties, mostly with freckles or girls with different colored eyes who fail to be drop dead gorgeous.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:51 AM (ZCEU2)

783 1st cup is done, got to get cat off me and find breakfast

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:52 AM (ZCEU2)

784 Have you all seen this story yet, about 'rona antibodies in Illinoisians?https://tinyurl.com/tj78qt8

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 05:52 AM (L3Rsz)

785 I hope Joe picks Tank. That'd be beautiful. What a team.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 05:53 AM (L3Rsz)

786 lizbth thats the theory why those who had it should be let out of jail

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 05:57 AM (ZCEU2)

787 Morning!
Antibodies in Illinoisians? Maybe the stories of people having the cough/cold thing is like any other winter cough/cold. Eventually it goes away and you go on with life?

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 05:58 AM (vd8XM)

788 You know, that whole idea makes me angry.

I have to get a gov't blood draw in order to return to society? Why don't I have to do that for other viruses?

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:00 AM (L3Rsz)

789 Here in No Ill we had 75 degree sunny weather on Tuesday.
Yesterday afternoon we had snow flurries
People around here keep 3 coats by the back door until mid May. You never know what you'll need to go outside.

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

790 I am sure I had it in January. Sheer exhaustion, bad dry cough, slight fever, chills.

I've not been to a doctor in over twenty years, but felt SO badly, I told my daughter, "If I do not feel better tomorrow, I am going in."
Fortunately, I felt better.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:03 AM (L3Rsz)

791 Yesterday was wild, Bruce, what with the winds and the snow squalls. We lost power three times, but happily it came back on quickly. We had the wood-burner going at full blast.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:04 AM (L3Rsz)

792 Wonder how many suicides of parents happened in Pennsylvania finding out schools will never open this school year.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:05 AM (ZCEU2)

793 Pennsylvania cars can't be sold even online due to lock down. Its been haphazard at best what can be open or not.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:07 AM (ZCEU2)

794 I noticed Trump played up the mental health trauma people are facing because of the lockdown, at his presser yesterday. Very important point.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:07 AM (L3Rsz)

795 I still can't believe some states are forbidding the sale of plants, seeds and gardening supplies. Totally ridiculous. Little tinpot dictators.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:10 AM (L3Rsz)

796 If its May 1st when its opened we are in deep shit,.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:10 AM (ZCEU2)

797 I still can't believe some states are forbidding the sale of plants, seeds and gardening supplies. Totally ridiculous. Little tinpot dictators.
Posted by: lizabth

At least when you're under house arrest they put one of those ankle monitors on you that don't work and you can still go anywhere you want to.

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:11 AM (vd8XM)

798 mornin yall. We had another death in the city last night. A poor aspiring rapper. There have been more fatalities in the county from flying lead than the Wuflu.

Posted by: freaked at April 10, 2020 06:12 AM (Tnijr)

799 May 1st opening will be a miracle, in IL. The numbers sure don't support staying shut longer than that, but Pritz gotta pritz.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:12 AM (L3Rsz)

800 I was going to go to Lowes again today, they had plants outside as they do for sale. But keep hearing multy purpose businesses are cutting off 'non- essential ' products.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:12 AM (ZCEU2)

801 Morning, freaked. I'm sure it will be coded Wuflu. You know that's the underlying cause of any death nowadays.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:13 AM (L3Rsz)

802 There are 27 states that have less than 100 deaths in 3 months.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:14 AM (ZCEU2)

803 Yeah..it's be good to get in right soon if you want some 'nonessentials'.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:14 AM (L3Rsz)

804 32 "We should thank the Queen."


Really. For damn near seventy years she has shown what a decent reserve, a stiff upper lip, and doing duty daily looks like. Yes, she is rich, but she never gave in to the temptation that riches hold (seriously, if there was evidence of her being naughty we would have all seen it or heard of it.) She has no real power other than that of an example, and she has shown an extraordinary discipline that a guardsman or a yeoman warder would envy.


I admire the old gal and wish her well, and another decade, bright and spritely, this side of the sod.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Sing the Isolation Blues with Lockdown Laments from The Outrage Outlet! at April 09, 2020 10:09 PM (GYAiq)

*****

I have to say that I agree, wholeheartedly, with that statement. To paraphrase Frank Drebbin from Police Squad: as an American, I find the concept of kings and queens and nobility in general to be silly. However,when you see a head of state like this, who is a hereditary ruler, behaving in this fashion (the word exemplary puts it well) for decade after decade after decade, AND to be a beacon to her people, and the world, a shining example of how to conduct one's self, both as a person of power and a person, it begins to make one wonder. Are some people truly chosen by God the almighty? Anointed by God for a special purpose?

In certain ways, it has also been said that the US is similarly blessed, as through the working of the Almighty we seem to be always sent the perfect man (perhaps woman someday) for the time that we are in, or crisis we are facing.

Edmund Burke probably has a fitting quote for all this - but it is martini time here in HK and thus I have more pressing matters. Perhaps one of the late night US horde might look that up?

In any event - Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher are my distinctly favorite political women of all time. Perhaps the Horde has some other preferences?

Posted by: Publius Redux at April 10, 2020 06:15 AM (Z2vge)

805 Standing in a line outside of Aldi's to wait until the person in front of me is halfway down the aisle so that I can enter, only to pass that person (in a 6 foot aisle) and turn the corner to meet 5 others all standing by the eggs, checking to make sure they aren't cracked sort of defeats the purpose of waiting outside in a line!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 10, 2020 04:27 AM (N4ZRs)

--

It's mostly psychological to give some sense of "safety" and "doing something."

See the photo in my name field. Those are medical professionals in ground zero NYC, every one working at a hospital.

I don't know which is my favorite, though. The lady in the mask texting without gloves is good, but the woman pulling down her mask *with* her gloves is, too. Not to mention the full face shield lady without gloves. Or the half of the workers without anything. Or the complete lack of space between any of them.

Stay in your homes, citizens!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:16 AM (IwDj9)

806 794 I noticed Trump played up the mental health trauma people are facing because of the lockdown, at his presser yesterday. Very important point.
Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:07 AM (L3Rsz)

---

He might want to start with the VA, who think mental health treatment is non-essential for those of us with PTSD, etc.

All my appointments have been cancelled through June.

Posted by: SMH at April 10, 2020 06:17 AM (RU4sa)

807 We had seven deaths here. Seven. This requires shutting down everything and lines outside of stores like a f'n commie dream world. It's bullshit all the way down.

Posted by: freaked at April 10, 2020 06:17 AM (Tnijr)

808 793 Pennsylvania cars can't be sold even online due to lock down. Its been haphazard at best what can be open or not.
Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:07 AM (ZCEU2)

I found something online I wanted to take a look at and the dealership where we have bought our last 3 cars is open by appointment according to their website.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:18 AM (Ra+dY)

809 Happy Kung Flu Freakout Friday.

So what are we at now, expected ~40,000 Kung Flu fatalities compared to baseline of ~2,500,000 and mounting evidence that the bug swept through the country before the Lockdown began. Probably considering massive international air travel in this age and the America's 'patient zero' was not exactly where one would expect (san fran chinatown).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 10, 2020 06:18 AM (1g7ch)

810 I'll start believing it's the problem they tell me it is the moment NYC shuts down the subway and air travel.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:20 AM (IwDj9)

811 Morning everyone.

Most state capitals wound up in minor towns like Albany and Sacramento because of urban/rural politics.

Boston would be the best state capital, except, it's Boston.

I like Phoenix a lot, and when I was a consultant to state governments went there often.

We lived in Sacramento for 2 years and Mrs. Franpsycho cried almost every day.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 10, 2020 06:21 AM (EZebt)

812 Agree, Robbie. As long as those petrie dishes are up and running...why so serious?

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:21 AM (L3Rsz)

813 Thank you Lord for another day.

And 24HP 60-inch zero turn mowers which make grass cutting not the chore it used to be.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:24 AM (Ra+dY)

814 I know as of a couple weeks back in Pa some dealers were open, others can't be. Maybe if service garages are available is a possibility but no idea. I do understand they had to apply for a waiver.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:24 AM (ZCEU2)

815 Agree, Robbie. As long as those petrie dishes are up and running...why so serious?

--

I just expect Global Warming rules.

If it's worth permanently closing 30%+ of businesses in sparsely populated rural counties with no deaths then I expect it to be treated like a super contagious virus in a city of 8M.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:24 AM (IwDj9)

816 Tarrant Co / Fort Worth Pop. 2 million+

April 9

637 positive
20 deaths
61 recovered

April 8

588 +
19 deaths

April 7

517 +
18 deaths

April 6

452 +
13 deaths

Posted by: azalea city at April 10, 2020 06:24 AM (WX+x0)

817 Something very wrong

Texas
106k test
10k Positive

That over 91% negative rate. Are docs just throwing test at everyone? Lots of wasted resources for nothing.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

818 808
I found something online I wanted to take a look at and the dealership where we have bought our last 3 cars is open by appointment according to their website.
Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:18 AM (Ra+dY)

Although my first thought was, who actually wants to make an appointment with a car salesman?

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:25 AM (Ra+dY)

819 Publius, agree with your comments on QEII.

A truly remarkable woman and leader. I have no love for monarchy, but apres Elizabeth, la deluge.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 10, 2020 06:26 AM (EZebt)

820 FDA regulation kill:

But our FDA has a system where, using these old regulatory rules, it insisted on sanctioning the test," Makary continued. "And we lost precious time when one of the original scientists submitted an application and was told that he had to submit it also by paper mail with a CD-ROM with the files burned on it.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

821 819 Publius, agree with your comments on QEII.

A truly remarkable woman and leader. I have no love for monarchy, but apres Elizabeth, la deluge.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 10, 2020 06:26 AM (EZebt)

Prince Tampon be next.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:28 AM (JFO2v)

822 I'll start believing it's the problem they tell me it is the moment NYC shuts down the subway and air travel.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:20 AM (IwDj9)

===

I stopped believing at the very first mention of concerns about the racially disparate effect of the virus.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 10, 2020 06:29 AM (EZebt)

823 I stopped believing at the very first mention of concerns about the racially disparate effect of the virus.

--

Ha. Yeah, I haven't heard *any* reports on cross-dressers and how weird it is that the men STILL have less robust immune systems than actual women.

It's almost like viruses don't care about the wig and fake nails.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:32 AM (IwDj9)

824 Texas
106k test
10k Positive

That over 91% negative rate. Are docs just throwing test at everyone? Lots of wasted resources for nothing.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

Maryland
42k test
6k Positive

An 85% negative rate.


While in South Korea...
503k test
10k Postive

An 98% negative rate.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 10, 2020 06:32 AM (zqs/f)

825 Doc Brix yesterday I think said if no symptoms no testing, and many who think they do don't have it, guessing some other common cold.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:32 AM (ZCEU2)

826 That over 91% negative rate. Are docs just throwing test at everyone? Lots of wasted resources for nothing.

--

They'll need to tread carefully here. If they really do test everyone they'd find South Korea or lower level rates here, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:33 AM (IwDj9)

827 823 I stopped believing at the very first mention of concerns about the racially disparate effect of the virus.

--

Ha. Yeah, I haven't heard *any* reports on cross-dressers and how weird it is that the men STILL have less robust immune systems than actual women.

It's almost like viruses don't care about the wig and fake nails.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:32 AM (IwDj9)

Right now they are whining about persons of color be over-represented.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:34 AM (JFO2v)

828 April 9; 1 pint of Jim Beam test negative.

April 10; 1 fifth test pending, stand by.

Posted by: george at April 10, 2020 06:34 AM (OO3gg)

829 For some reason Crook County here in Illinois has leased a 66,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse "surge center" that can hold more than 2,000 bodies.

Really? 2,000 bodies? In a short period of time?
Also, are we not allowed to bury or cremate the dead anymore?

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:35 AM (vd8XM)

830 829 For some reason Crook County here in Illinois has leased a 66,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse "surge center" that can hold more than 2,000 bodies.

Really? 2,000 bodies? In a short period of time?
Also, are we not allowed to bury or cremate the dead anymore?
Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:35 AM (vd8XM)

Zombie Apocalypse I was promised is really just a moderate case of government abuse and socialism.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:36 AM (JFO2v)

831 'who actually wants to make an appointment with a car salesman?'

Those f'rs will never leave you alone. One contact and they think they are entitled to call you and email you like you are some long lost friend. The last one who called me on my birthday, 3 years after buying my wife's car, got such a reaming I felt pretty good for about a week.

Posted by: freaked at April 10, 2020 06:36 AM (Tnijr)

832 For some reason Crook County here in Illinois has leased a 66,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse "surge center" that can hold more than 2,000 bodies.

--

Lease it for $15K, put in a federal emergency funding claim reimbursement for $2M.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - hilarious April 4 photo of NYC hospital staff using their gloves and masks at April 10, 2020 06:36 AM (IwDj9)

833 Slap wins the overnight internet award for funniest and truest ASHQ comment:




Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 06:37 AM (WI7YS)

834 Doc Brix yesterday I think said if no symptoms no testing, and many who think they do don't have it, guessing some other common cold.
Posted by: Skip

Plus the shit ton of pollen around right now.

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:37 AM (vd8XM)

835 Slap wins the overnight internet award for funniest and truest ASHQ comment:




Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Sometime nothing is a real cool hand

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:38 AM (vd8XM)

836 All my appointments have been cancelled through June.
Posted by: SMH

Stay safe, SMH; and I hope you and your fam have a Happy Easter !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 06:38 AM (arJlL)

837 833 Got cut off; Sorry

Americans unhappy with their 30 day trial of communism.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 06:38 AM (WI7YS)

838 23 degrees here this morning. It was a brisk walk this morning! It wasn't easy either, last night one of the dogs took my legs out from under me going down the basement stairs. Thudded down 6 of them on my back and landed on the floor. Ouch.

And in other great news my 6 month pregnant daughter is quarantined with her boyfriend as he is showing symptoms. He was tested she was not. It was a real eye opener to see how hard it is to get a test here in SD.

Posted by: Molly k. at April 10, 2020 06:39 AM (qzjCR)

839 Bruce thats why I thought those allergy suffers start wearing masks might like it.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:39 AM (ZCEU2)

840 Jeez...even Gate's projection for Illinois is 1588 total deaths through August 4th. I don't know that we need such big refrigerators. But opitcs, you know.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:39 AM (L3Rsz)

841 Didn't Greta Scoldberg claim that she had Wuflu?


How is the sainted tyke doing?

THE WORLD DEMANDS TO KNOW

Posted by: Miklos, not bothering to stifle this particular yawn at April 10, 2020 06:40 AM (QzkSJ)

842 Yeah, and for sure: MONEY.

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:41 AM (L3Rsz)

843 Didn't Greta Scoldberg claim that she had Wuflu?


How is the sainted tyke doing?

THE WORLD DEMANDS TO KNOW
Posted by: Miklos

She announced it on twatter, then 50 minutes later she announced she didn't have it.
It's a miracle!

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:41 AM (vd8XM)

844 Americans unhappy with their 30 day trial of communism.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

If they'd asked, I could have saved Americans a lot of trouble.

Posted by: Miklos, who had the Immersive hammer and Sickle Experience at April 10, 2020 06:42 AM (QzkSJ)

845 Oh my goodness, Molly!

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:42 AM (L3Rsz)

846 Americans unhappy with their 30 day trial of communism.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

If they'd asked, I could have saved Americans a lot of trouble.
Posted by: Miklos

But then we wouldn't have found out how many "doctors" there were. Bill Gates for one, any of the political "experts" for another.
Celebrities, sports figures, and....KARENS!!!

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:44 AM (vd8XM)

847 Government checks come the socalists will like it

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:44 AM (ZCEU2)

848 Gonna go get ready to hit the cordoned Walmart for some nonessentials before Pritz joins the rest of the petty state tyrants. You know he won't be able to resist for long. Gah. Blessed Good Friday, all!

Posted by: lizabth at April 10, 2020 06:45 AM (L3Rsz)

849 Gah. Blessed Good Friday, all!
Posted by: lizabth

Same to you and yourn !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 06:46 AM (arJlL)

850 Bruce thats why I thought those allergy suffers start wearing masks might like it.
Posted by: Skip

That could work

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:46 AM (vd8XM)

851 rant

Our income taxes are really screwed up. So I have worked and saved. Some stocks but mostly mutuals. So I get dividend check as well as so-called income as the mutual sometime sells stocks to rebalance.

I never touched one nickel of the money but in our social way of thinking it is call income. Not only is it income it is taxed on top of my wages and salary, sometimes at a higher marginal rate.

I get the idea our country really is not serious about people saving and investing to create a better life and economy tomorrow.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:46 AM (JFO2v)

852 But then we wouldn't have found out how many "doctors" there were.



I only trust doctors named Howard, Fine, or Howard.

Posted by: Miklos, the neglected Fifth Stooge at April 10, 2020 06:47 AM (QzkSJ)

853 It's Friday. What economic model are we today?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 10, 2020 06:47 AM (gAXBD)

854 Florida woman arrested for putting porn filled plastic eggs in mailboxes. She tested negative for coronavirus though so it's all good.

Posted by: freaked at April 10, 2020 06:47 AM (Tnijr)

855 I get the idea our country really is not serious about people saving and investing to create a better life and economy tomorrow.
Posted by: rhennigantx


Your point being?

Posted by: the Federal Reserve at April 10, 2020 06:48 AM (QzkSJ)

856 I get the idea our country really is not serious about people saving and investing to create a better life and economy tomorrow.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Jan 1st, Illinois slapped a tax on your trade in when you buy a car.
Because you haven't paid enough tax on the damn thing

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

857 "She was additionally charged with Driving with a Suspended License and Violating Executive Order 20-91 for conducting travel not related to essential activity"

Posted by: freaked at April 10, 2020 06:50 AM (Tnijr)

858 841 Didn't Greta Scoldberg claim that she had Wuflu?


How is the sainted tyke doing?

THE WORLD DEMANDS TO KNOW
Posted by: Miklos, not bothering to stifle this particular yawn at April 10, 2020 06:40 AM (QzkSJ)

Greta
Tampon in the mens room
Transgender Olympic stars
Pronouns

It all died overnight. Kung Flu killed them all.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:50 AM (JFO2v)

859 At least when you're under house arrest they put one of those ankle monitors on you that don't work and you can still go anywhere you want to.
Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:11 AM (vd8XM)


...................

Or you can get this handy dandy app that lets the government track you without the bulk of the ankle monitor!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vgngd2p

Posted by: Molly k. at April 10, 2020 06:51 AM (qzjCR)

860 837 Americans unhappy with their 30 day trial of communism.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 06:38 AM (WI7YS)

Even Bernie quit.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:51 AM (Ra+dY)

861 860 837 Americans unhappy with their 30 day trial of communism.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 10, 2020 06:38 AM (WI7YS)

Even Bernie quit.
Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:51 AM (Ra+dY)

And returned to one of his many homes.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:53 AM (JFO2v)

862 30 day Communist trial and first victim is the Communist

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:53 AM (ZCEU2)

863 854 Florida woman arrested for putting porn filled plastic eggs in mailboxes.

O U T R A G E O U S !!!!!!!

P L A S T I C !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Moonbeam Drumcircle at April 10, 2020 06:53 AM (gAXBD)

864 Those f'rs will never leave you alone. One contact and they think they are entitled to call you and email you like you are some long lost friend. The last one who called me on my birthday, 3 years after buying my wife's car, got such a reaming I felt pretty good for about a week.
Posted by: freaked

The last two cars I found it was better to leave my wife out of the actual purchasing part. She gets upset with me because she thinks the salesman is such a nice guy..

"How can you get up and start walking away from Tom?"

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

865 And returned to one of his many homes.
Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 06:53 AM (JFO2v)

Dacha, comrade !

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:55 AM (Ra+dY)

866 Or you can get this handy dandy app that lets the government track you without the bulk of the ankle monitor!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vgngd2p
Posted by: Molly k

Oh geez, just when you think we hit peak stupid

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:55 AM (vd8XM)

867 Jan 1st, Illinois slapped a tax on your trade in when you buy a car.
Because you haven't paid enough tax on the damn thing
Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

Assuming you paid tax on the full original purchase price shouldn't you get a refund?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 10, 2020 06:56 AM (1g7ch)

868
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 06:56 AM (9C0cu)

869 Assuming you paid tax on the full original purchase price shouldn't you get a refund?
Posted by: Burnt Toast

I'm not sure, but I would be willing to bet not.
I won't need to buy a car, I hope, for many a year

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:57 AM (vd8XM)

870 Your phone tracks you, my tablet would if I used a connection when I take it out, lucky my aunts is about it. Google even sent me a email Heres where you went this past month.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 06:57 AM (ZCEU2)

871 The last two cars I found it was better to leave my wife out of the actual purchasing part. She gets upset with me because she thinks the salesman is such a nice guy..

"How can you get up and start walking away from Tom?"
Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

Oh lord, mine is completely opposite. We do the good cop/bad cop thing pretty good now. Last car we bought, after a couple of hours of back and forth and getting up, she told the salesman she wanted the plant in his office, too.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:57 AM (Ra+dY)

872 The Earl of Burlington.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 10, 2020 06:58 AM (gAXBD)

873 Or you can get this handy dandy app that lets the government track you without the bulk of the ankle monitor!

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vgngd2p
Posted by: Molly k. at April 10, 2020 06:51 AM (qzjCR)

And 500 people signed up for 1984.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:00 AM (Ra+dY)

874 Oh lord, mine is completely opposite. We do the good cop/bad cop thing pretty good now. Last car we bought, after a couple of hours of back and forth and getting up, she told the salesman she wanted the plant in his office, too.
Posted by: jsg

HA!!!
Mine is getting better. I just can't have her there acting like if we don't get this car life will never be the same.

It's nice now with the internet and emails, a lot of the back and forth was done by emails with my last purchase

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

875 Even Bernie quit.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:51 AM (Ra+dY)

=========
Bernie didn't quit. He said very clearly that he's still staying on primary ballots and eagerly seeking delegates. He just suspended campaigning, which he had already done anyway due to the virus. Bernie said he wants to arrive at the convention strong enough to force Biden to accept his designees for cabinet slots, stalinists all, and his policies for the platform. Most especially, Bernie wants to be able to veto Biden including capitalists in his cabinet.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:04 AM (NVYyb)

876
I only trust doctors named Howard, Fine, or Howard.
Posted by: Miklos,

I used that PA announcement as the ring tone for my best buddy.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 10, 2020 07:05 AM (NPoFy)

877
It's nice now with the internet and emails, a lot of the back and forth was done by emails with my last purchase
Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 07:01 AM (vd8XM)

I still haven't embraced that end of it. I would have to give a salesman a throwaway email until the deal was done.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:05 AM (Ra+dY)

878 ...she told the salesman she wanted the plant in his office, too.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:57 AM (Ra+dY)

Well, don't leave us hanging! Did she get it?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 10, 2020 07:06 AM (dH/BH)

879 "Americans unhappy with their 30 day trial of communism.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke "


If only we had free medical care they would have loved it.

Posted by: Ripley at April 10, 2020 07:06 AM (MxEKc)

880 @sallykohn.

I'm really tired of reading how business owners are "forced" to layoff workers. No one made them do that. They *chose* to do that.


Oh, the stupid....

Posted by: golfman at April 10, 2020 07:06 AM (hOMhY)

881 Stay safe, SMH; and I hope you and your fam have a Happy Easter !
Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 06:38 AM (arJlL)

---

Just the hubs and I.

No church.

No grandbabies.

Posted by: SMH at April 10, 2020 07:07 AM (RU4sa)

882 I think Rush explained suspending the campaign as opposed to ending it keeps the bank account open. Kameltoe bet still has her campaign bank accounts

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 07:08 AM (ZCEU2)

883 Well, don't leave us hanging! Did she get it?
Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 10, 2020 07:06 AM (dH/BH)

It was just a crack she saw on a commercial. He actually laughed.

So yeah, it's doing really well.

/s

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:08 AM (Ra+dY)

884 oh moar please

Jennifer Rubin

If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

885 I clicked through the worst 10 capitals until I quickly tired of the boasting of diversity. I know correlation does not equal causation but what the fuck.

Posted by: rechill at April 10, 2020 07:09 AM (lYLWl)

886 listening to morning news news the despots are still ratcheting the lockdown.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 10, 2020 07:09 AM (1g7ch)

887 Bernie didn't quit. He said very clearly that he's still staying on primary ballots and eagerly seeking delegates. He just suspended campaigning, which he had already done anyway due to the virus. Bernie said he wants to arrive at the convention strong enough to force Biden to accept his designees for cabinet slots, stalinists all, and his policies for the platform. Most especially, Bernie wants to be able to veto Biden including capitalists in his cabinet.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:04 AM (NVYyb)

I stand corrected.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:09 AM (Ra+dY)

888 Macy's CEO said the new unemployment benefits yield as much as double what his hourly employees were making in hourly pay. So Macy's laid off everyone. This was a socialist demand Mnuchin and the GOPe accepted in order to get the bail-out passed.


And idiot pundits idly wonder "Are we creating a structural incentive not to work?", Gee, ya think?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:10 AM (NVYyb)

889 "The estranged wife of female astronaut Anne McClain has been charged with lying to federal authorities about her spouse improperly accessing her bank account."

This is not helping. I need more videos of celebrities and cute signs saying we are all in this together.

Posted by: freaked, I'm beginning to think you people are not cynical enough at April 10, 2020 07:11 AM (Tnijr)

890 Just the hubs and I.

Posted by: SMH at April 10, 2020 07:07 AM (RU4sa)

Just love one another. That's pretty much all we can do right now.

This, too will pass. And you've been thru worse.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 10, 2020 07:12 AM (dH/BH)

891 Sorry jsg, I wasn't trying to jump on you. Credit internet distancing, please, if I sounded harsh. I was just listening to Bernie last night and my anger is probably still raw. How in the name of all that's holy does a snake like that guy have any influence at all?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:12 AM (NVYyb)

892 And idiot pundits idly wonder "Are we creating a structural incentive not to work?", Gee, ya think?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:10 AM (NVYyb)

Do I get a bonus for having to drag my ass out of bed every morning ?

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:13 AM (Ra+dY)

893 This is not helping. I need more videos of celebrities and cute signs saying we are all in this together.
Posted by: freaked

In this difficult time.

Yer supposed to say In this difficult time.

Posted by: Miklos, following the Party Conga Line at April 10, 2020 07:13 AM (QzkSJ)

894 Was Passover last night? Happy Good Friday.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:13 AM (JFO2v)

895 883 Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:08 AM (Ra+dY)

Sounds like she makes you laugh. You're a lucky man!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 10, 2020 07:14 AM (dH/BH)

896 891 Sorry jsg, I wasn't trying to jump on you. Credit internet distancing, please, if I sounded harsh. I was just listening to Bernie last night and my anger is probably still raw. How in the name of all that's holy does a snake like that guy have any influence at all?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:12 AM (NVYyb)

My skin isn't that thin, Huck. LOL that was nothing. I always appreciate the good info here.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:14 AM (Ra+dY)

897 Low wage earners will show more in cash, but when its $4 for a cheap loaf of bread from the inflation coming from printing money they will not be happy.

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 07:14 AM (ZCEU2)

898 Passover was Wednesday night and Thursday day.

Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 07:14 AM (2BZBZ)

899 If Biden is serious about winning he needs to accuse Trump of willingness to kill people.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:08 AM (JFO2v)

=========
I gave him that chance! But he stupidly declined to agree Trump has "blood on his hands". He will say it, though. Oh yes, before Biden is done I will have that guy accusing Trump of deliberate murder of minority popuylations everywhere.

Posted by: F. Chuck Toddles, MSM activist whiner in chief at April 10, 2020 07:15 AM (NVYyb)

900 Florida woman arrested for putting porn filled plastic eggs in mailboxes.

-

Straight porn. That was the problem.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at April 10, 2020 07:15 AM (41rs/)

901 'Yer supposed to say In this difficult time.'

Ok. In this difficult time, I am finding it hard to restrain myself.

Posted by: freaked, I'm beginning to think you people are not cynical enough at April 10, 2020 07:15 AM (Tnijr)

902 Tucker Carlson has Bernie's number. Bernie is and always has been a quitter.

Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 07:15 AM (2BZBZ)

903 Winds overnight have calmed down,.going to venture outside

Posted by: Skip at April 10, 2020 07:16 AM (ZCEU2)

904
Sounds like she makes you laugh. You're a lucky man!
Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 10, 2020 07:14 AM (dH/BH)

We have fun together. As long as we're not cooped up together too long ha. So probably no different than anyone else.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 07:17 AM (Ra+dY)

905 Macy's CEO said the new unemployment benefits yield as much as double what his hourly employees were making in hourly pay.

That is a total fucking lie.

Aver state benefit are around $500 per week. Thats a little over 10 bucks/hr.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:17 AM (JFO2v)

906 But the Fed's are kicking in another $600, right?

Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 07:18 AM (2BZBZ)

907 906: yep. This is purposefully done.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 10, 2020 07:20 AM (gqzkO)

908 Low wage earners will show more in cash, but when its $4 for a cheap loaf of bread from the inflation coming from printing money they will not be happy.
Posted by: Skip

Are wheelbarrows considered essential?

Posted by: Weimar Miklos at April 10, 2020 07:21 AM (QzkSJ)

909 All righty. Time for breakfast and then???

Geez, I'm tired of this crud

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 07:21 AM (vd8XM)

910 Our Food Supply Cannot Afford This Economic Shutdown

https://victorygirlsblog.com/our-food-supply-cannot-afford-this-economic-shutdown/

Posted by: SMH at April 10, 2020 07:22 AM (RU4sa)

911 over 60,000 people die annually in NYC. About 5000 per month. So the 4000 that died over the last month of Kung Flu are 80% higher but the city cannot deal with that?

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:23 AM (JFO2v)

912 That Forest Gump Sanders meme was hilarious. Loved the bouncing babies. Very rare to get a smile out of me this early.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at April 10, 2020 07:25 AM (O+I8R)

913 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:26 AM (u82oZ)

914 Bouncing babies was funny.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 10, 2020 07:27 AM (gqzkO)

915
Aver state benefit are around $500 per week. Thats a little over 10 bucks/hr.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:17 AM


cereal?

the maximum weekly state benefit in michigan is $362

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 07:27 AM (9C0cu)

916 {{{......SMH......}}}

Are they letting you have the grandkids for Easter?

And a tip o ta hat to Ex-ex.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:27 AM (u82oZ)

917 The six hundred per week puts Macy employees at $27.50 per hour if the unemployment state figure is correct. Here in Michigan the most anyone can get is $362 a week and it is based off of your last quarters earnings.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 10, 2020 07:27 AM (xtRYx)

918 I clicked through the worst 10 capitals until I quickly tired of the boasting of diversity. I know correlation does not equal causation but what the fuck.

--

I noticed the exact same thing. Buh-bye. I clicked out of its nauseating diversity boner.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at April 10, 2020 07:29 AM (O+I8R)

919 No Salty.

Haven't seen them in a month, and not likely to until this bullshit is lifted.

Posted by: SMH at April 10, 2020 07:29 AM (RU4sa)

920 No Village Idiot's Apprentice.

He must be worn out from all the house to home work. And he lost his friend and mentor.

I got a sads, cause he cheers me up.

OK, I'm over that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:29 AM (u82oZ)

921 SMH

When you reunite, that will be even more special.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:30 AM (u82oZ)

922 906 But the Fed's are kicking in another $600, right?
Posted by: JAS at April 10, 2020 07:18 AM (2BZBZ)

After you have exhausted UI benefits based on your state current system.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:30 AM (JFO2v)

923 Just the hubs and I.

Posted by: SMH

Mebbe liven things up with a naked food fight !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 07:31 AM (arJlL)

924 917 The six hundred per week puts Macy employees at $27.50 per hour if the unemployment state figure is correct. Here in Michigan the most anyone can get is $362 a week and it is based off of your last quarters earnings.
Posted by: Jen the original at April 10, 2020 07:27 AM (xtRYx)

60/40 $15/hr. The $600 only comes in after state benefits used up and after 71/2020.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:32 AM (JFO2v)

925 Good morning!

The Grumpy Grandma filed for unemployment here in CO and the projected payment is $400/wk. The Federal gummint is supposed to contribute another $600/month. So about about $12.80/hr.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 10, 2020 07:32 AM (C+yOi)

926 925 Good morning!

The Grumpy Grandma filed for unemployment here in CO and the projected payment is $400/wk. The Federal gummint is supposed to contribute another $600/month. So about about $12.80/hr.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 10, 2020 07:32 AM (C+yOi)

No on top but after state benefits expire.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

927 JT

SMH and Ex-Ex are way too classy for that.

I imagine their Al Green CDs are played a lot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:34 AM (u82oZ)

928
After you have exhausted UI benefits based on your state current system.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:30 AM


that's not correct, as I understand it

the $600 Federal kicker is tacked on to the state UI as soon as you start drawing the state UI

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 07:34 AM (9C0cu)

929
No way will the economy will survive if they wait until May to open things back up.


Fuch this Bill Gates lab experiment.

The cure is officially worse than the disease.

Quarantine the sick and let the healthy go back to living. We know enough about this to manage the situation that we didn't know a month ago.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 10, 2020 07:35 AM (sy5kK)

930 No Salty.

Haven't seen them in a month, and not likely to until this bullshit is lifted.
Posted by: SMH

Speaking of not seeing people, about a week or so ago, Donna of the Ampersands said she wasn't feeling well, and that was the last post I saw of hers.

And, I haven't seen Kallisto in awhile.

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 07:36 AM (arJlL)

931 It is and OR and an AND on the $600

https://tinyurl.com/v2wjaww

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:36 AM (JFO2v)

932 931 It is and OR NOT an AND on the $600

https://tinyurl.com/v2wjaww

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:37 AM (JFO2v)

933 From https://govstatus.egov.com/ui-benefits/CARES

The $600 is in addition to regular Unemployment Insurance benefits. The $600 will be paid at the same time as a person's Unemployment Insurance benefit

Posted by: golfman at April 10, 2020 07:39 AM (hOMhY)

934 Aver state benefit are around $500 per week. Thats a little over 10 bucks/hr.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:17 AM (JFO2v)

=========
The added benefit from the CARES Act was another $15 per hour. Temporary, yes, and symbolic (not an accident they settled on 15 bucks), but combined with the state benefit, that's what he was talking about.

Posted by: F. Chuck Toddles, MSM activist whiner in chief at April 10, 2020 07:39 AM (NVYyb)

935 JT

SMH and Ex-Ex are way too classy for that.

I imagine their Al Green CDs are played a lot.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Oh, ALL RIGHT !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 07:40 AM (arJlL)

936 Oops sorry, it is supposed to TOTAL $15 per hour.

Posted by: F. Chuck Toddles, MSM activist whiner in chief at April 10, 2020 07:40 AM (NVYyb)

937 Bruno says Good Morning. There is no enthusiasm like that of a six months years old pup.

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 10, 2020 07:41 AM (Tnijr)

938 Yep. Guy makes $10 an hour. State pays about half of that for UI. So $200 a week. Add $600 to that.

Dude loses his job and doubles his money.

Posted by: golfman at April 10, 2020 07:42 AM (hOMhY)

939 Macy's CEO said the new unemployment benefits yield as much as double what his hourly employees were making in hourly pay.

With that kind of liar and nitwit running the company, no small wonder why Macy's is going out of business.

Posted by: 🐧 at April 10, 2020 07:42 AM (+q3hg)

940 928 that is not correct. The $600 a week for the normal employee eligible for unemployment comp starts as soon as your state unemployment starts. There are additional programs for those who are not typically eligible such as independent proprietor and those start next week as most states were waiting for guidance and it is out from the fed now.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 10, 2020 07:42 AM (xtRYx)

941 Seems to be a few charities popping up to help hospitals. I'm sure some are in dire need of assistance, but there are also a bunch with huge board payrolls, a lot of which goes to, essentially, no show jobs. See Michelle Obama, Director of Community affairs.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 10, 2020 07:43 AM (C1Lsn)

942 It does appear the FPUC $600 will be paid from 4/4 thru 7/25.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

943 Here's the email I got this morning from my bank about the Payroll Protection Program that I inquired about last week:


"Since we launched the alerts form last week, we've received tens of
thousands of registrations. Please know that we're responding to every client
in the order in which they registered for alerts. Your registration is still
active, and you maintain your place in the queue. Our commitment is to keep you
posted along the way and as new information becomes available. "

So basically nothing has happened except some email saying something will happen.







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Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 10, 2020 07:45 AM (Tnijr)

944
rhennigantx: it looks like it's handled on a state level, then

I just sat through a "training" session yesterday on the subject; they were very specific (with supporting documentation from the state of michigan) that the Fed. kicker is in addition to the state UI from day one

I start a two week (minimum) furlough on Monday, so I was personally interested in how this will work

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 07:45 AM (9C0cu)

945 Aw hell it's probably safer in the barrel anyway,

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 10, 2020 07:46 AM (Tnijr)

946 Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 10, 2020 07:45 AM (Tnijr)

nice

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:46 AM (JFO2v)

947 freaked, still on vication

Barrel.
Do not pass Go. Do not Collect $200.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:47 AM (u82oZ)

948 *eyes freaked*

Just couldn't wait to be the first in the barrel today, huh?

Posted by: SMH at April 10, 2020 07:47 AM (RU4sa)

949 (Throws a hard-boiled egg into the barrel.....)

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 07:48 AM (arJlL)

950 Aw hell it's probably safer in the barrel anyway,
Posted by: freaked

Plus side, there is a brunch today

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 07:48 AM (vd8XM)

951 and now Pelosi is threatening the country. "We could have a depression"
she mused, while talking to all the Rham-bo's in her caucus. They're
looking to make this horrible situation even worse, so they can up the
socialist quotient. The NYT published an editorial talking about the
need for government influence "from birth", to eliminate bad-think and
open the path to tossing all those nasty things in the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:49 AM (NVYyb)

952 Freaked, the Barrel now has arrows on the floor. Do not wander about on your own. Follow the arrows!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at April 10, 2020 07:50 AM (O+I8R)

953 Nood.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:50 AM (u82oZ)

954 Nature mag added an apology for saying the Winnie the Flu started in China!

China is asshoe

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:50 AM (JFO2v)

955 Wash state gave up a temporary hospital set up in Seattle because no need. It went to another state. Lots of rooms available in hospitals in the area. None are full.

I saw yesterday that only 2 of 27 hospitals in the greater NYC area were full; all the rest had plenty of unused capacity.


This national shutdown was sold to us, partially because the Beervirus could overwhelm our hospital system and cause many to die.

This is simply not happening nearly everywhere. And we have treatments that help treat most people, HCQ and other potential options.

The point is that if we don't quickly realize that we overshot this close-down badly and need to open up the private sector immediately, the economy will never bounce back.

Another couple of weeks and a third of all independent restaurants will be gone forever.

Or it won't much matter. The USA will be in a full blown depression.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 10, 2020 07:50 AM (sy5kK)

956 All right who's the smartass who put the "We're all in this together" sign in the barrel?

Posted by: freaked, vicationing in the barrel at April 10, 2020 07:51 AM (Tnijr)

957 I figured it would be me in the barrel @928.

Posted by: Golfman at April 10, 2020 07:51 AM (hTMbV)

958 Nood.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Looks like the ONT

Vuja De?

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 07:51 AM (vd8XM)

959 Nature mag added an apology for saying the Winnie the Flu started in China!

DailyTelegraph shows the way.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2020 07:52 AM (oVJmc)

960 953 Nood.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:50 AM (u82oZ)

Um, nuh uh.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 10, 2020 07:53 AM (6ofTb)

961 Where's the NOOD?

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at April 10, 2020 07:53 AM (O+I8R)

962 885 I clicked through the worst 10 capitals until I quickly tired of the boasting of diversity. I know correlation does not equal causation but what the fuck.
Posted by: rechill at April 10, 2020 07:09 AM (lYLWl)

the rundown of the capitals was kind of fun, but the order of that list was idiotic. It was like an SJW's fantasy estimation of who was most "Woke", and that's all they counted. I've been to a lot of them - seriously, you rate Des Moines and Harrisburg above Phoenix???? Puh-lease.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2020 07:53 AM (V2Yro)

963
false nood wins a date with Rachel Maddow, or Don Lemon.

You don't get to choose.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 10, 2020 07:54 AM (sy5kK)

964 875 Even Bernie quit.

Posted by: jsg at April 10, 2020 06:51 AM (Ra+dY)

=========
Bernie didn't quit. He said very clearly that he's still staying on primary ballots and eagerly seeking delegates. He just suspended campaigning, which he had already done anyway due to the virus. Bernie said he wants to arrive at the convention strong enough to force Biden to accept his designees for cabinet slots, stalinists all, and his policies for the platform. Most especially, Bernie wants to be able to veto Biden including capitalists in his cabinet.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at April 10, 2020 07:04 AM (NVYyb)

Biden should name Bernie as VP. It would be like a lead anchor.

Posted by: m at April 10, 2020 07:54 AM (ghFVE)

965 956 All right who's the smartass who put the "We're all in this together" sign in the barrel?
Posted by: freaked, vicationing in the barrel at April 10, 2020 07:51 AM (Tnijr)

Not me, but last night I tossed Graft a mostly used roll of toilet paper and a bottle of hand sanitizer with one squirt left. Maybe they're still in there.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 10, 2020 07:54 AM (6ofTb)

966 "Posted by: freaked"

You will need much more than Payroll Protection in the Barrel.

Posted by: Ripley at April 10, 2020 07:55 AM (MxEKc)

967 Where's the NOOD?

Having a food fight !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 07:56 AM (arJlL)

968 963
false nood wins a date with Rachel Maddow, or Don Lemon.

You don't get to choose.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 10, 2020 07:54 AM (sy5kK)

Lemon gots a purtier mouth

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 07:56 AM (JFO2v)

969 "Posted by: freaked"

You will need much more than Payroll Protection in the Barrel.
Posted by: Ripley

Hopefully he remembers the 'No No Zone' dance

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 07:56 AM (vd8XM)

970 Nature Mag went all UN-scientific and "woke' with the Global Warming scam some time ago. Now they're just another leftist political outlet with pretty pictures of animals.

All of the so-called "science" magazines have been captured by the left, which is why all of them are dying. I remember in the 80's when I use to love Scientific American - now it's just the UNscientific anti-American, and it's subscription base is headed to zero.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 10, 2020 07:56 AM (V2Yro)

971 I start a two week (minimum) furlough on Monday, so I was personally interested in how this will work
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 07:45 AM (9C0cu)


Jeez, I'm sorry AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 10, 2020 07:57 AM (t+qrx)

972 Damn right Don has a pretty mouth.

Posted by: Rachael Maddow at April 10, 2020 07:57 AM (gqzkO)

973
All of the so-called "science" magazines have been captured by the
left, which is why all of them are dying. I remember in the 80's when I
use to love Scientific American - now it's just the UNscientific
anti-American, and it's subscription base is headed to zero.


I dropped Popular Science a long, long time ago after they ran a cover story about all the wonderful technology were were going to have cheap once China stole it. Seriously.
I guess the sell-out started a long time ago.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2020 07:58 AM (oVJmc)

974 First this:

Posted by: freaked, still on vication at April 10, 2020 07:45 AM (Tnijr)

Then this:

953 Nood.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 10, 2020 07:50 AM (u82oZ)

What is up with you people this morning?

Posted by: m at April 10, 2020 08:01 AM (ghFVE)

975 The Left's faceplant over 'modelling' diseases can't help their long-term goal of selling us the gullible worming models.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2020 08:01 AM (oVJmc)

976 I dropped Popular Science a long, long time ago after they ran a cover story about all the wonderful technology were were going to have cheap once China stole it. Seriously.
I guess the sell-out started a long time ago.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2020 07:58 AM (oVJmc)

No telling how much research they ripped off from UTMB and MD Anderson.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 08:02 AM (JFO2v)

977
No telling how much research they ripped off from UTMB and MD Anderson.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 08:02 AM


oh, the stories we could tell...

Posted by: University of Michigan at April 10, 2020 08:03 AM (ceIDk)

978 JJ working on a late breaking report?

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 08:03 AM (vd8XM)

979 "All of the so-called "science" magazines have been
captured by the left, which is why all of them are dying. I remember
in the 80's when I use to love Scientific American - now it's just the
UNscientific anti-American, and it's subscription base is headed to
zero.

Posted by: Tom Servo

IMAX movies, some which are sort of sciency and fun for the kids have been overrun with the global warming messaging. Unwatchable and I stopped going to them after an otherwise enjoyable one about mammoths turned into global warming propaganda towards the end..

Posted by: Ripley at April 10, 2020 08:04 AM (MxEKc)

980 IMAX movies, some which are sort of sciency and fun for the kids have been overrun with the global warming messaging. Unwatchable and I stopped going to them after an otherwise enjoyable one about mammoths turned into global warming propaganda towards the end..
Posted by: Ripley at April 10, 2020 08:04 AM (MxEKc)

4. Wear carcass as skin suit demanding respect

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 08:05 AM (JFO2v)

981 Cuomo ain't even hiding his communist leanings:

Cuomo Prime Time
@CuomoPrimeTime

Apr 7
"We already know that the cure lies in the collective," says
@ChrisCuomo
of the world's fight against coronavirus.

"Our way through this remains just one way: Together, as ever, as one." https://cnn.it/39HIf0k

Posted by: m at April 10, 2020 08:06 AM (ghFVE)

982
"The Left's faceplant over 'modelling' diseases can't help their long-term goal of selling us the gullible worming models.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles"

If only. The story-line is reality did not conform to the models, but the two are being reconciled so they are now accurate. Or something like that.

Posted by: Ripley at April 10, 2020 08:07 AM (MxEKc)

983 JJ working on a late breaking report?
Posted by: Bruce



It's Friday. I wouldn't blame him if he phoned it in and took the day off.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 10, 2020 08:07 AM (gECZB)

984 "Purty Mouth" magazine went all lefty, too.

Posted by: klaftern at April 10, 2020 08:07 AM (RuIsu)

985
All of the so-called "science" magazines have been captured by the
left, which is why all of them are dying. I remember in the 80's when I
use to love Scientific American - now it's just the UNscientific
anti-American, and it's subscription base is headed to zero.


So creatures that died out millennia ago mean that we can't have cars.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 10, 2020 08:08 AM (oVJmc)

986
JJ is re-writing the MR to include the word "sciatica" a dozen times in hope of returning sciatica girl to the front page ad rotation

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 08:08 AM (ceIDk)

987 Was reading an article over at yahoo news saying Trump will lose to anyone the dems run because the economy will still be tanked in November and he will be blamed for it.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at April 10, 2020 08:09 AM (JUOKG)

988 JJ is re-writing the MR to include the word "sciatica" a dozen times in hope of returning sciatica girl to the front page ad rotation

Posted by: AltonJackson

She's gone again ?

What a gyp !

Posted by: JT at April 10, 2020 08:09 AM (arJlL)

989 If only. The story-line is reality did not conform to the models, but the two are being reconciled so they are now accurate. Or something like that.
Posted by: Ripley at April 10, 2020 08:07 AM (MxEKc)

We told you a lie so that you would overreact and then we can point to the fact that out lies lead you to do what we wanted.

The ends justify the means.

Posted by: rhennigantx at April 10, 2020 08:09 AM (JFO2v)

990 So creatures that died out millennia ago mean that we can't have cars.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Just not any that consume fossil fuels.

So electrical ones are okay
Double good it the electricals come from a bird chopper.

Posted by: Bruce at April 10, 2020 08:10 AM (vd8XM)

991 JJ has arrived and is slanty again. Aka...nood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at April 10, 2020 08:10 AM (0nzky)

992 All of the so-called "science" magazines have been captured by the
left, which is why all of them are dying

-

Arguably my favorite page on the entire internet is the one where popular science states that comments are bad for science and that's why they are closing the comment section.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has got the Kung Fu Grippe at April 10, 2020 08:10 AM (41rs/)

993 The NYT published an editorial talking about the
need for government influence "from birth", to eliminate bad-think and open the path to tossing all those nasty things in the Bill of Rights.
Posted by: Huck Follywood



Please please please do that. Destroy the BoR and you've eliminated the contract holding the country together.

Texas will secede and take a shitload of states with us.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 10, 2020 08:12 AM (gECZB)

994
thx, hogmartin

we'll see how this plays out

in related news, our upper management is having a top level conference call with our supply base on Wednesday the 15th to discuss "preparations for re-start / volume ramp-up", so there's that

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 10, 2020 08:13 AM (ceIDk)

995 Any list that has Olympia, WA in it's top 10 is a full-of-shit list.

I live next to that cesspool. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been in it during the last 10 years.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 10, 2020 02:08 PM (jWe5r)

996 That Maldives situation sounds like paradise for the staff of the Bulwark, every night their bride could be properly entertained by a new employee.

Posted by: Rbastid at April 11, 2020 12:10 AM (k78Ze)

997 Was about to pitch a fit if Trenton want deemed the worst capital.... but these guys seem to know their stuff.

Posted by: Rbastid at April 11, 2020 12:14 AM (k78Ze)

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