Thread before the Gardening Thread: Time standing still? [KT]

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Serving your mid-day open thread needs

During this lockdown, have you ever felt sort of like you were just biding your time, waiting for things to get back to normal? Careful not to let anything calcify:

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For years, Mandy the Skeleton has helped UNLV
students in Lied Library prepare for anatomy and physiology exams. But Mandy has a lot of free time on his hands since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the campus into a remote instruction mode. Here's a peek at how he's spending his days, following social distancing guidelines and wearing a mask out in public, as he waits for campus to re-open and students to return.

But Las Vegas is not all that far away from Arizona. Where I live, in California, ASU has been heavily advertising 100% online degrees. Think all those students will be coming back to campus, Mandy? Are things going to get back to normal?

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Tough time for newspapers, too. And Manhattan. Don Surber:

Manhattan will be like it was in the 1970s again, only there is no young Donald John Trump on the horizon to reverse the fleeing, and there is no Rudy Giuliani to fight the crime.

This is tragic. 8 million people will suffer for a far longer time than most people realize. If you think I get any joy out of this, you are wrong. I have seen economic devastation in West Virginia, and yes, it catches up with the local paper.

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Hollywood will take a big hit, too.

Bad Celebrity Timing

Speaking of Hollywood, Meghan and Harry seem to have picked a bad time to leave the Royal Family for Celebrity Life. There's a report that British tabloids have asked them to quit contacting them.

The pair have released a statement telling four British newspapers that they are barred from all future access, but the papers have confirmed to the Velvet Hamster that they don't want it anyway.

"To be honest, they who won't stop pitching us stories and sending grainy photographs" said a spokesman for the papers in question. "When they left for Canada, we thought maybe we'd stop hearing from them, then certainly when they moved to Los Angeles, but here they are. We're honestly really confused by this statement and would like to reiterate that nobody actually cares what the second-in-line's brother does. Most of the time, we can't remember the first-in-line's brother's name. Not the Epstein one, the other one."

I have not confirmed the accuracy of this report.

They seem to have been demoted, though.

What a difference a pandemic makes.

In January, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stunned the world by announcing their intention to quit the royal family. The media gave "Megxit" saturation coverage, treating it like the most significant royal news story since the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936. The Spectator argued the couple "represent the triumph of celebrity over royalty. "

But then this coronavirus broke out and the monarchy came roaring back.

Queen Elizabeth II gave a powerful, inspiring speech to encourage her people:

"I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any, that the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humored resolve, and of fellow feeling still characterize this country."

Many viewers said they were moved to tears. No celebrity could have united and reassured the British people the way their queen did. . .

There may be exceptional celebrities out there. Please let us know if a particular celebrity has reassured you during this pandemic.

Bad Normy Timing

I have a young relative who chose the time just before the lockdown to leave the security of unionized trash hauling to open a painting business. Trash hauling is secure in a pandemic. Painting may not be considered to be "essential" by the authorities.

Kinda scary, but he was more prepared than I expected, and I think he is going to be OK. Doing some personalized, local advertising. Has a lot of friends.

Anybody you know caught off guard by the lockdown? Have you had to make some alterations to your future plans?

Music

Do the hustle. At home, maybe.

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1 Reminds me of one of my favorite walk in a bar jokes.


A skeleton walks into a bar and orders a beer and a mop.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:19 AM (2DOZq)

2 Not first...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 25, 2020 11:22 AM (aVo1f)

3 Is that a prison just for gay people?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:22 AM (2DOZq)

4 Howdy all y'all...

Posted by: browndog at April 25, 2020 11:22 AM (gD6Ka)

5 Sure seems likke it

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 11:22 AM (ZCEU2)

6 Top 10

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 11:23 AM (Dhht7)

7 If the shutdown continues for a protruded period of time, will colleges only reopen with a skeleton crew?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020 11:23 AM (mq34m)

8 Th

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:23 AM (ypEVg)

9 Pandemic Pron

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Montani Semper Liberi at April 25, 2020 11:23 AM (3H9h1)

10 Le Freak, C'est Chic.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 11:24 AM (PUmDY)

11 Sorry, Hrothgar.

Posted by: KT at April 25, 2020 11:24 AM (BVQ+1)

12 Called corgis

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:25 AM (ypEVg)

13 Not sure, maybe a American Thinker article on the wayward Royal couple that speculated Harry isn't Chuck's son, never heard that before.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (ZCEU2)

14 What the video doesn't show you are the prison guards pointing machine guns down at the yard and screaming at them to dance.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (NWiLs)

15 I was getting ready to move. I'd located but hadn't toured an attractive, and only slightly overpriced, apartment complex. In fact I went by in the first weekend of March to take a tour. Office closed, no signs up. I spoke to a couple of residents who think highly of the place, though. So I was all ready . . . and then this.

The last thing I want to do is move during the summer heat, which here lasts from March until December. But if I renew my current lease this month, I'll have to break it, which will run me about 2 months' rent; or stay here (gah!) until next April/May.

This is all minor league compared to people who have lost jobs or family members, but that was my plan, now disrupted.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (rpbg1)

16 particular celebrity has reassured you during this pandemic.

Tom Selleck. He assured me that they weren't trying to take my home with a reverse mortgage...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (aVo1f)

17 That prisoner dance is funny and sad all at the same time. Joyless faces. What country are they in?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (lwiT4)

18 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (c/4nC)

19 Harry's mother died because the tabloids wouldn't leave her alone.

Now, Harry's relevance is dying because he and Meghan (especially Meghan) won't leave the tabloids alone.

Nobody learns.

Posted by: Hands at April 25, 2020 11:27 AM (786Ro)

20 One of my sisters and the other sister's husband lost their jobs just before the lockdown. Not WuFlu related, just bad timing. BIL found a new job pretty quickly, but sister is still struggling. There is a company who wants to hire her, but they are shut down right now.

As for alterations to future plans, I guess we'll have to see how long-ranging the damage is. Hubs and I were on a 5-7 year timeline to retire, that may have to be pushed back.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 25, 2020 11:27 AM (OzQGF)

21 My 80 year old mom received her 1200 Trump bucks by check in the mail even though she has her SS direct deposited. I wonder what criteria triggered that?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:27 AM (2DOZq)

22 Plus PDT denied Harry and his Ho secret service protection. Ha.

Posted by: Jmel at April 25, 2020 11:28 AM (OeWgo)

23 In early, but not top 20

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at April 25, 2020 11:28 AM (dQF3z)

24 Tom Selleck. He assured me that they weren't trying to take my home with a reverse mortgage...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (aVo1f)

Saw an ad about selling your life insurance...even term policies....how do you sell a term policy?

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2020 11:28 AM (X/Pw5)

25 Queen Elizabeth II gave a powerful, inspiring speech to encourage her people:

"I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any, that the attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humored resolve, and of fellow feeling still characterize this country."



No, infidel, we won't be saying that about you, inshallah. Ululululululululu!

Posted by: Those Who Come After You Britons at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM (786Ro)

26 The University of Tennessee Knoxville refunded $15 million to its students since housing, meals, activity fees, parking, etc, were no longer being provided during distance learning protocols.

https://tinyurl.com/y9c37xka

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM (mq34m)

27 13 Not sure, maybe a American Thinker article on the wayward Royal couple that speculated Harry isn't Chuck's son, never heard that before.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (ZCEU2)

You never heard that....seriously?

Search 'Prince Harry's father'. Then go to images. He seems to resemble James Hewitt...who had an affair with Diana. Or so it's been reported.

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM (cF8AT)

28 Granddaughter was accepted at ASU. So excited about going there, especially since she's moved her focus from what's not going to happen at the end of her Sr. year to going off to college.

This is depressing.

Posted by: Sal at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM (bo8pf)

29 Miss Linda will be here in a while to help me wrangle Chekov, the older cat, into his carrier for a new trip to the vet. He went Wednesday, then yesterday started having digestive trouble again. He seems okay and is eating well today, but I want him checked anyhow.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:30 AM (rpbg1)

30 Saw an ad about selling your life insurance...even term policies....how do you sell a term policy?--
Assume they keep paying the premium in hopes you will die>

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (dQF3z)

31 If you don't want to be Royals, and that lux just ain't for you
And you crave a different kind of buzz

Why should you get protection?

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (ZCEU2)

32 My 80 year old mom received her 1200 Trump bucks by
check in the mail even though she has her SS direct deposited. I
wonder what criteria triggered that?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:27 AM (2DOZq)



Odd. I had heard the SS recipients were going to get direct deposit, since the government already had all their bank information.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (lwiT4)

33 What country are they in?
Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (lwiT4)


Looks kinda like a Philippines flag.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (t+qrx)

34 Riding lessons had multiple meanings at the royal stable.

Hence, Horse-trainer Harry.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (Q0pyf)

35 Posted by: KT at April 25, 2020 11:24 AM (BVQ+1)

What do you know and how did you find out?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (ypEVg)

36 Harry's mother died because the tabloids wouldn't leave her alone.

Now, Harry's relevance is dying because he and Meghan (especially Meghan) won't leave the tabloids alone.



The Circle of Life.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 11:32 AM (z0XD8)

37 Saw an ad about selling your life insurance...even term policies....how do you sell a term policy?
Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2020 11:28 AM (X/Pw5)


Presumably you still pay the premium, but if you croak, the "loan" folks get a big chunk of the payout.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 11:32 AM (hku12)

38 So red headed step child isn't just made up after all

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 11:32 AM (ZCEU2)

39 Assume they keep paying the premium in hopes you will die>
Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM (dQF3z)

Heh. You said "hope". Heh. heh.

Posted by: Guido at April 25, 2020 11:32 AM (miJU3)

40 The University of Tennessee Knoxville refunded $15 million to its students since housing, meals, activity fees, parking, etc, were no longer being provided during distance learning protocols.

https://tinyurl.com/y9c37xka
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020


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I'm hopeful about my job. I work at an institute within my university that is funded by a foundation funded by a decent-sized oil company. Unless they decide not to fund us for some reason, the institute should continue, and it needs an office manager (me).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (rpbg1)

41 Meghan (especially Meghan) won't leave the tabloids alone.
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She's a little piggy, too. Short w/a big butt. She's not going to age well. He chose...poorly.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (7Fj9P)

42 ''My 80 year old mom received her 1200 Trump bucks by check in the mail even though she has her SS direct deposited. I wonder what criteria triggered that?''

It's based on your income taxes. If your refund was direct deposited then you stimulus will be direct deposited. All others receive checks

Posted by: Tuna at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (gLRfa)

43 Is that skeleton related to Geoff from the Late Late Show?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (u8n08)

44 Granddaughter was accepted at ASU. So excited about going there, especially since she's moved her focus from what's not going to happen at the end of her Sr. year to going off to college.

This is depressing.
Posted by: Sal at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM

My community has approved individual roadside banners for the seniors (paid for by the school, the city, and the township). A parade and stay-in-car graduation are in the works. We want to do SOMETHING to show our love.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (/+bwe)

45 I'm the one in the middle.

Posted by: bluebell at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (/669Q)

46 Willowed. Deserves to be seen.



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28 - Baby #5 arrived just before everything got crazy, though I had a
cough at the time, and I got worried looks from the nurses a couple of
times. Who knows.



Between winter in WI, a difficult pregnancy, being home with a
newborn and all this COVID-19 stuff, I feel like we've all been stuck in
the house forever. Except now there's no chance to call a babysitter
or get any help or do anything. My husband has been helping our priest a
lot with services to be livestreamed, and so we had the chance to go to
church on Easter (4/19), except that we knew it would not be good to
bring the 6-year old and 3-year-old because there was no way they were
going to be able to stay perfectly quiet and off-camera. An old friend
of my husband's agreed to watch them but then chickened out at the last
minute. I was not just livid, but devastated. And I was already not
doing great. Burst out crying when I heard that Evers extended the
order. I don't have any idea how to do another month of this. My
toddler's idea of distance at this point is using her own pillow, rather
than sharing mine. My stress levels were already so high that in the
hospital they had me go through preeclamsia screenings multiple times.
Seriously wanted to go to Madison yesterday, but I don't know the area
well enough to have been comfortable loading up the crew, driving
two-ish hours, etc. So I'm not really doing great, not really enjoying
the "extended vacation", if you get my drift.

Posted by: Katja at April 25, 2020 11:23 AM (GDvjU)

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (XxJt1)

47 Mom and sis are coming over for lunch, they were going to Sprouts this morning and picking me up some fruits and veggies while there. Bringing pizza with them from Dion's, the best in town. My stomach grumbled just writing that.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (N8G3E)

48 Either the Philippines or the Democrat Elected Felon Re-education Camp of my fondest dream.

Posted by: Sam at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (Men5k)

49 how do you sell a term policy?

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2020 11:28 AM (X/Pw5)


Presumably you still pay the premium, but if you croak, the "loan" folks get a big chunk of the payout.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 11:32 AM (hku12)

They send a hit man?

Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2020 11:35 AM (X/Pw5)

50 Seems like the old Sears doing no payment 2nd mtgs for siding or roof repairs. Makes my skin crawl.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 11:35 AM (PUmDY)

51 My daughters school refunded her room and board from shut down to the end of the semester.

I was shocked.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 25, 2020 11:35 AM (Q0pyf)

52 The University of Tennessee Knoxville refunded $15 million to its students since housing, meals, activity fees, parking, etc, were no longer being provided during distance learning protocols.
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That's nice. My daughter's attend(ed) a tiny state school There was talk they were going to issue a room and board credit for this semester. that would be the right thing to do.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 11:36 AM (7Fj9P)

53 The Coronavirus actually saved my job ( which screwed up my semi retirement plans. Yeah first world problem) . My company in receivership was close to paying another company to take our book of business ( Workers Comp claims) but it's regulatory approval has been delayed because of the 'Rona.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:36 AM (2DOZq)

54 I'm the one in the middle.
Posted by: bluebell at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (/669Q)

You seem to be in the middle of a lot of things!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:36 AM (ypEVg)

55 Katja,

Prayers for you. I'm bored looking at my four walls (well, eight if you count the bedroom, eleven with the bathroom) -- but you sound like you're way beyond that. Good luck.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (rpbg1)

56 Is that a prison just for gay people?

It's like a Boomer submarine. You're only gay while on the boat.

Posted by: JAS at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (2BZBZ)

57 My tennis club refunded April dues.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (2DOZq)

58 Morning all.

A group of Karens is called a privilege.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (rGtm/)

59
I'm hopeful about my job. I work at an institute within my university that is funded by a foundation funded by a decent-sized oil company. Unless they decide not to fund us for some reason, the institute should continue, and it needs an office manager (me).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (rpbg1)


You are aware of what's happening in the oil business, aren't you?

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (Fs5vw)

60 44 Granddaughter was accepted at ASU. So excited about going there, especially since she's moved her focus from what's not going to happen at the end of her Sr. year to going off to college.

This is depressing.
Posted by: Sal at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM

Eh. My college experience wasn't the "college experience" anyway, but that was for entirely different reasons. But at least she's focusing on opportunity instead of what's missing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (NWiLs)

61
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (rpbg1

.....

Fingers crossed for you!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (mq34m)

62 Miranda

Posted by: Ben Sears at April 25, 2020 11:38 AM (xWn07)

63 My guess is that some students will go online, but most won't. You can't drink to excess and have sex with others your age via the internet. Well, it's not quite the same anyway. Who wants to give up a 5 year party?
Many viewers said they were moved to tears. No celebrity could have
united and reassured the British people the way their queen did. . .

Not her first rodeo.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 11:38 AM (T6t7i)

64 Say you have paid ten years of a twenty year term life insurance policy. They buy the remaining ten years (for not much) on the chance that you will die and they will collect the payout. The amount you get is based on the mortality tables the insurance industry uses. They know exactly the odds, though in this case you would think you would get paid MORE for being a smoker or having a medical condition...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 25, 2020 11:38 AM (aVo1f)

65 Its just a wee thing, but I normally haul to group distance rides. Was thinking I'd go to one last weekend, canceled. Figured I would skip one this weekend if it happened, then could not go cuz WY was requiring 2 week self quarantine for anyone coming from out of state and gatherings still limited to 10 (organizer was going to go ahead with herself, the vet and 8 riders but the nat. org revoked sanctioning for all rides through May 11)

But in general I am busier than ever. I probably work a bit more WFH than I did when I went in to office and I've been trying to catch up with the farmyard chores. 10 acres, 9 horses, and over 30 trees. Plus outdoor rec areas never closed down here so I've been riding with friends about every other week. I was going to burn a bunch of brush but my permit request was rejected due to covid-19. 'cant put smoke in the air with the respiratory concerns'.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at April 25, 2020 11:38 AM (T9Hmo)

66 Was looking up news on Sears to see if it's dead yet.

Found an interesting read on dept. stores generally and how screwed they are.

https://tinyurl.com/y7smyp37

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (u8n08)

67 I am still waiting for my $1200. If a check shows up in today's mail, I am OK with that.

Posted by: JAS at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (2BZBZ)

68 It's not gay if you're underway.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (OzQGF)

69 Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 11:26 AM (ZCEU2)

You never heard that....seriously?

Search 'Prince Harry's father'. Then go to images. He seems to resemble James Hewitt...who had an affair with Diana. Or so it's been reported.
Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM (cF8AT)


I never heard of it, because I couldn't care less. But sure, now that I've looked at the pictures, there might be a resemblance. But not necessarily more of a resemblance to Charles.

It's sorta like the Michelle is a dude thing. You can see it... if you're looking for it, but if you aren't, then yeah, it's not convincing.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (hku12)

70 So I friend of mine here in Illinois couldn't get into frigging Menard's without wearing a mask. Which would be silly even if kung flu was a serious disease as Menard's is basically a warehouse that you walk through, with aisles designed to let carts full of plywood pass each other.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (kOpft)

71 A group of Karens is called a privilege.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 25, 2020 11:37 AM (rGtm/)

Well done!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:40 AM (ypEVg)

72 Relevant cartoon fun:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=vOGhAV-84iI

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 11:40 AM (miJU3)

73 Katja, Prayers for you and your brood, there will be better days ahead for all of us.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at April 25, 2020 11:41 AM (a4EWo)

74 I'm hopeful about my job. I work at an institute within my university that is funded by a foundation funded by a decent-sized oil company. Unless they decide not to fund us for some reason, the institute should continue, and it needs an office manager (me).
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:33 AM (rpbg1)


You are aware of what's happening in the oil business, aren't you?
Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020


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Sure . . . but people still need oil and its byproducts, just less of them right now. It's not as if gasoline has been superseded by matter-antimatter reactors.

The company may need to economize, of course. But as far as I know, the foundation has made good investments and has not lost too much. I hope.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:41 AM (rpbg1)

75 I am still waiting for my $1200. If a check shows up in today's mail, I am OK with that.
Posted by: JAS at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (2B

Haven't received any check yet either. My mailman is so bad that I can't help suspect him from stealing it to delivering it to the wrong address to throwing it away.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:41 AM (2DOZq)

76 66
Was looking up news on Sears to see if it's dead yet.


It does seem to be resisting going on the cart, doesn't it?

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (T6t7i)

77 Queen Elizabeth II gave a powerful, inspiring speech to encourage her people:



"I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in
how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will
say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any, that the
attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humored resolve, and of
fellow feeling still characterize this country."

BOSTON BRITAIN STRONG

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (kOpft)

78 Posted by: Katja at April 25, 2020 11:23 AM (GDvjU)



Katja - I can hear the desperation in your voice. I've been there. My daughter is going thru much the same thing, with three kids at home and no respite. I wish I could go help her, but she won't let me as I am immune-compromised. She is at the end of her rope. It sounds like that's where you find yourself today.


I am also in Wisconsin. I also have some choice words for Evers. I too wish I could have been in Madison yesterday. I too about screamed when I couldn't go to church on Easter.

You are in a bad place. The disciples themselves were in a bad place following the crucifixion. They themselves went into lockdown mode, hidden behind closed doors. Then Jesus appeared to them on Sunday, risen from the dead, and said "Peace".

May God wrap you in His loving arms of peace. Right now it looks like Good Friday, but Sunday's coming.

Love

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (lwiT4)

79 Sears was the first Amazon.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (2DOZq)

80 Spring cleaning day yesterday, and finished this morning. Everything washed, swiffered, mopped, scrubbed and otherwise turned out for airing and de-scummifying.

What the hell do we do now? My wife is contemplating a remodel of our never-used third floor bedroom and bathroom. I keep pointing out that money savings is a better project to labor over in this day and age, but I sense I am losing the battle.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, watching the kulak businesses dying at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (NVYyb)

81 Looks like the Biden rape story is gaining legs.

Larry King video is all over Twitter and politico ran a story on it.


Hmmm

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (sQq+E)

82
I love the idea of incorporating mass dancing "Do the Hustle" into mandatory prison exercise.

Great humiliation and breaks down the prisoner's self___ as tough guys.

Plus, enforces the idea of compliance among the prisoners.

Probably, take a few hickory shampoos combined with solitary to get the ball rolling but..eh, that's okay.

And once that gets going, it's time for....


Mandatory maypole dancing!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 11:43 AM (z0XD8)

83 The corgi pup is sleeping under the desk, with my bare toes on her tummy.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 25, 2020 11:44 AM (+fPHo)

84 Ah, the Torricelli gambit.

Posted by: JAS at April 25, 2020 11:44 AM (2BZBZ)

85 81
Looks like the Biden rape story is gaining legs.



Larry King video is all over Twitter and politico ran a story on it.


I think the PTB have already decided to replace him. This will be the death of a thousand cuts until they "regretfully and sadly" pull the plug on him.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 11:44 AM (T6t7i)

86 I love the idea of incorporating mass dancing "Do the Hustle" into mandatory prison exercise.

Great humiliation and breaks down the prisoner's self___ as tough guys.

Plus, enforces the idea of compliance among the prisoners.

Probably, take a few hickory shampoos combined with solitary to get the ball rolling but..eh, that's okay.

And once that gets going, it's time for....


Mandatory maypole dancing!
Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020


*
*

As Elvis once advised, if you can't find a partner, grab a wooden chair.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 25, 2020 11:45 AM (rpbg1)

87 It's the dance-school-to-prison pipeline

Posted by: Hands at April 25, 2020 11:45 AM (786Ro)

88 Sorry to read about the young families stuck in their houses. Terrible not to have breaks from your labors! God bless you!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, watching the kulak businesses dying at April 25, 2020 11:45 AM (NVYyb)

89 My neighborhood has a lot of original Craftsman houses.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 11:45 AM (PUmDY)

90 I love the idea of incorporating mass dancing "Do the Hustle" into mandatory prison exercise.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 11:43 AM (z0XD


The text of the 8th amendment actually says "..nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

So long as it's just one or the other, no problem.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (t+qrx)

91 So I friend of mine here in Illinois couldn't get into frigging Menard's without wearing a mask.
===============
Wife has a FB friend who was going to Retard's with her teen son. They got stopped by employee Karen who demanded *she* prove her son was 16. He flashed his ID, then said "Come on mom, we'll buy my light bulb somewhere else." Is that a regular policy, or somehow inscrutably linked to Kung-Flu?
BtW, Lowes is bidness as usual.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (7Fj9P)

92
This is tragic. 8 million people will suffer for a far longer time than most people realize. If you think I get any joy out of this, you are wrong. I have seen economic devastation in West Virginia, and yes, it catches up with the local paper.








Then again, people in West Virginia didn't spend the last several decades calling people cousin-humping unpeople from Jesusland if they weren't from WV, expecting the rest of the nation to cater to their every whim, and demanding that everyone else empty their wallet and send the contents to the local city government. You know, like New Yawk has been doing since at least the '40s.

Sorry, Surber. My give-a-fuck meter for New Yawk is out of order.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (EGyGV)

93 It will interesting to see how the Government Crime Enterprise gets rid of Plugs.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (Q0pyf)

94 It does seem to be resisting going on the cart, doesn't it?
Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (T6t7i)

It's living out of spite.

Sears, Frankenstein and Co.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (u8n08)

95 80 Spring cleaning day yesterday, and finished this morning. Everything washed, swiffered, mopped, scrubbed and otherwise turned out for airing and de-scummifying.

What the hell do we do now? My wife is contemplating a remodel of our never-used third floor bedroom and bathroom. I keep pointing out that money savings is a better project to labor over in this day and age, but I sense I am losing the battle.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, watching the kulak businesses dying at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (NVYyb)

Hey Huck,

What class at Prepper Tech were you...

Posted by: browndog at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (gD6Ka)

96 Presumably you still pay the premium, but if you croak, the "loan" folks get a big chunk of the payout.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 11:32 AM (hku12)

They send a hit man?
Posted by: BignJames at April 25, 2020 11:35 AM (X/Pw5)


I assume they collect the proper papers beforehand.

You know, if someone dies, and they have a life insurance policy, usually when you get the funeral home involved, they insist you sign over the portion for their expenses out of the life policy of the deceased.

They don't want to be hunting anyone down afterwards for payment, threatening to dig up the corpse and take back their caskets and embalming fluid.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 11:47 AM (hku12)

97 >>>Haven't received any check yet either. My mailman is so bad that I can't help suspect him from stealing it to delivering it to the wrong address to throwing it away.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:41 AM (2DOZq)


My bank called me, said important mail to me had been returned and stamped as undeliverable.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 11:47 AM (A8qw5)

98 Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 11:43 AM (z0XD8

Ain't a chance in hell that it would ever work here. There are some sub programs based on a boot camp system that will reduce a sentence if completed. Thats about as close as we get.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:47 AM (2DOZq)

99 Katja, I hope you're still here. I too am a mother of five. My fifth was a baby when 9/11 happened. We are in the DC area and all we knew was that our country was under attack. I wondered that day if we would see my husband again - we live close enough to DC that if another country attacks with purpose, we'd all be gone.

Then a year later, we had the sniper attacks. It was worse than this, actually. We had the freedom to go out but we had a couple of madmen out there shooting people randomly. The schools had dark paper over their windows. All sports, all activities were canceled. Gas stations had tarps hanging up to hide people pumping gas from the snipers (gas stations were a favorite target, but not the only one).

The point to all of that is that you can do this. Believe me, you can. Right now you are being flooded with your post-pregnancy hormones and you have your children to watch after. But if you can, bundle them up and take them outside for a walk every day. Read books to them. Don't be afraid to put on a kids movie like Mary Poppins and sneak in a nap on the couch while you are watching with them.

You can do this! As one mom of five to another, I know you can. I'll be praying for you.

Posted by: bluebell at April 25, 2020 11:47 AM (/669Q)

100 The first three weeks of shutdown were the three weeks before the international test for my seniors, so that was a nightmare. My 7th graders didn't get their surprise party to celebrate 100% of them turning in complete essays.

Other than that, the Work-from-home situation has really revealed a lot of hidden crud, especially seeing the disparity in work ethic and ethics in general.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 11:47 AM (/+bwe)

101 The text of the 8th amendment actually says "..nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

There are a few of them who seem to be quite enjoying it.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 11:48 AM (T6t7i)

102 83 The corgi pup is sleeping under the desk, with my bare toes on her tummy.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 25, 2020 11:44 AM (+fPHo)

Les have you sent in a pic to the pet thread? I love corgis!!

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 25, 2020 11:48 AM (OzQGF)

103 There are a few of them who seem to be quite enjoying it.
Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 11:48 AM (T6t7i)


That's not unusual.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 11:48 AM (t+qrx)

104 The text of the 8th amendment actually says "..nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

So long as it's just one or the other, no problem.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (t+qrx)

Yeppers!

I think lots of people miss this.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 11:49 AM (u8n08)

105 Queen Elizabeth II gave a powerful, inspiring speech to encourage her people:



"I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in
how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will
say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any, that the
attributes of self-discipline, of quiet, good-humored resolve, and of
fellow feeling still characterize this country."
----------------------------------------------------------------
That was a nice "speech" and I've always respected Elizabeth II. But at the time she gave it, the Leftists here in the US swooned and we were treated to articles about how "Trump could learn from the dignity of the Queen."
Elizabeth is an un-elected Monarch who taped her speech and didn't have to answer questions from a pack of braying jackasses afterwards.

Yes, let's make Trump a Monarch who doesn't have to answer to the media.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:49 AM (CqE5x)

106 I checked the IRS site for status on payment on Friday (have never done direct deposit). It finally let me enter my bank info (I'd been getting that weird message about no info). So, hopefully something shows up. No check so far before this.

Posted by: Infidel Librarian at April 25, 2020 11:49 AM (uvBOy)

107 So they wait until Biden essentially wins the nomination and everyone drops out, then mysteriously an old story that was known appears out of blue and starts gaining traction, not before the general election, but before the Democrat Convention.

Curious.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020 11:49 AM (mq34m)

108 Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (lwiT4)

And the reason for the success of your gofundme is made plain!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:50 AM (ypEVg)

109 Katja,
This too shall pass...
I remember how hard the years were when I was pregnant and/or nursing and had 3 kids in 4 years. Plus I was on bed rest for each pregnancy. Now my youngest will be 11 in August already! It does get better, I promise.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at April 25, 2020 11:50 AM (UUBmN)

110 So I friend of mine here in Illinois couldn't get
into frigging Menard's without wearing a mask. Which would be silly even
if kung flu was a serious disease as Menard's is basically a warehouse
that you walk through, with aisles designed to let carts full of plywood
pass each other.


Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (kOpft)

Thanks to jabba the fatass. places like menards are where people are congregating at. The one around here if it had a bar/coffeeshop/food joint
would be doing gangbuster business.

Posted by: puck friztket at April 25, 2020 11:50 AM (/LQkF)

111 The text of the 8th amendment actually says "..nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

So long as it's just one or the other, no problem.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 11:46 AM (t+qrx)

So you can be still be "drawn" as long as you're not then "quartered?"

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:50 AM (CqE5x)

112 About 15 yrs ago our mailman was arrested for stealing checks, was using the routing numbers to get money. We were a victim but got reimbursed by the bank, Wells Fargo of all places.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 25, 2020 11:51 AM (N8G3E)

113 Any man whiffs the second chorus head snap, gets a night in the box.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 11:51 AM (XVuno)

114 So I friend of mine here in Illinois couldn't get
into frigging Menard's without wearing a mask. Which would be silly even
if kung flu was a serious disease as Menard's is basically a warehouse
that you walk through, with aisles designed to let carts full of plywood
pass each other.


Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 11:39 AM (kOpft)


Fatso Pritzker when he extended the lock down said you have to wear a mask in stores now. I was at Home Depot last week and you have to wait in line to get in like it's Studio 54. Only so many people can be allowed in at once. Fcking ridiculous

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 11:51 AM (A3KYX)

115 Lived in London 77-83, the Queen's Mother was wildly more popular than QE.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 11:52 AM (PUmDY)

116 Katja, I feel for you. I don't know how people with children are coping but it must be so much more difficult with a newborn. My only suggestion is to try and set up video chats with relatives. My son facetimes me every day at dinner time with my granddaughters, 1 1/2 and 3. I try to have stuff to read to them or sing songs. It helps keep us connected. If you don;t have relatives maybe congregants at the church could help. The main thing is to make sure others know what you are going through. Try and get outside whenever possible. Play music and dance with the kids.
Keep us posted. People here really do care.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 25, 2020 11:52 AM (QzF6i)

117

I found a home hair cutting kit!!! Now if I only don't end up looking like Kojak

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (A3KYX)

118 Last weekend to get in on the ground floor of Moe Lane's kickstarter novel, Frozen Dreams - a post apocalyptic fantasy noir detective murder mystery.

He's a good guy, who once was the best writer at Red State. This is the kickstarter featured in a recent episode of Drift Compatible.

Check it out, it expires in 5 DAYS.

http://kck.st/2Uzv50V

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (ijEPD)

119 Prepper class? Hawley used to spend parts of post morning chapel lecturing me on not smoking pot before school. Thats all I'll say about that. I have no more memory of that time.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, watching the kulak businesses dying at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (NVYyb)

120 OT a bit but I think the biggest mistake some prisons here make is having a commissary. It separates the haves from the have nots and fuels the hustle games played in prison. It's ridiculously stupid IMHO.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (2DOZq)

121 How is it that a cat, in the process of sharpening its claws, can get stuck of the thing it is sharpening on... a piece of furniture, items of clothing, etc.

And then they stay there, struggling to free themselves, looking up at you as if to say "a little help here?"

Dude, how did your kind survive in the wild?

Big babies.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (hku12)

122
Curious.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020 11:49 AM (mq34m)


They let the Biden campaign clear out the chaff.
Phase two is clearing out Biden.
Phase three will be the nominee they (ptb) want.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (A8qw5)

123 I think it's time for Trump to make his move...suggest reopening the country at an accelerated pace and let the (mostly) Blue State governors face the outrage that's bubbling just below the surface and about to boil over....

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:54 AM (CqE5x)

124 Sears was the first Amazon.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (2DOZq)

*********

Sears could have smothered Amazon in the crib if they would have just adapted to the changing times. Leadership was to blame.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2020 11:54 AM (flINI)

125 Is it a good idea to organize prisoners into a single cohesive unit, teaching them to put aside their differences and work together?

Kind of looks like a military formation and parade maneuvers, everyone in uniform.

What else could they do in a prison with this army of felons?

Posted by: John Hays at April 25, 2020 11:55 AM (YUx4V)

126 Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (A8qw5)

.....

Same tea leaves I was reading.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 25, 2020 11:55 AM (mq34m)

127 Good late morning, horde. Day 14 of my unexpected covid-induced unemployment and day....whatever....of quarantinapalooza.

Posted by: Mongo, Pawn in Game of Life at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (cJx1N)

128 They let the Biden campaign clear out the chaff.
Phase two is clearing out Biden.
Phase three will be the nominee they (ptb) want.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (A8qw5)

But WHO? It can't be one of the candidates that Biden beat.
Cuomo is not going to withstand the scrutiny and why would Moochelle want to preside over a wrecked economy when she lives like a queen?

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (CqE5x)

129 Katja, prayers for you!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (G546f)

130 I always thought that Line dances like the hustle were Communist plots to control, just like prisoners..

Locked in.

Guess I was right.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (NgKpN)

131 My 80 year old mom received her 1200 Trump bucks by
check in the mail even though she has her SS direct deposited. I
wonder what criteria triggered that?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 11:27 AM (2DOZq)


It may be that the Treasury is using IRS information instead of SSA: if your mom is filing tax returns and either indicates the refunds need to be mailed to her, or doesn't list a routing and account number because she has to pay (and they use that information to generate bank garnishments down the road boys and girls) the best route is mailing it it her.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (WyVLE)

132 Sears could have smothered Amazon in the crib if they would have just adapted to the changing times. Leadership was to blame.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2020 11:54 AM (flINI)

They had *everything* PLUS decades of mail-order and delivery experience and infrastructure (houses! cars!), they just needed some kind of secure internet ordering system. Missed it by only a couple of years after disbanding the catalog business.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at April 25, 2020 11:57 AM (ijEPD)

133 All I know is my horses are getting fat and bored, they now go to the tack box and whinny to go for a ride.

Posted by: obsidian at April 25, 2020 11:57 AM (7+yqP)

134 Yes, let's make Trump a Monarch who doesn't have to answer to the media.
Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:49 AM (CqE5x)

To be fair, he DOESN'T have to answer to the media. He has to answer to the people... who are unfortunately influenced by the media.

One of the reasons, I think, for the tweets and rallies. And briefings.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 11:57 AM (A5zUN)

135 Lived in London 77-83, the Queen's Mother was wildly more popular than QE.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 11:52 AM (PUmDY)

Yes, but this was during the whole punk rock thing and lot of younger people said the Queen ain't no human being.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:58 AM (CqE5x)

136 Sears could have smothered Amazon in the crib if they would have just adapted to the changing times. Leadership was to blame.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2020 11:54 AM (flINI)

And example of a market failure point- And Sears was deemed not too big to fail.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 11:58 AM (A5zUN)

137 Sears has been shooting itself in the foot since the 90s, maybe before that.

Poor lending and credit practices, poor customer service, higher prices/lower quality. They made themselves into the not go to store.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 11:59 AM (A8qw5)

138 Sears could have smothered Amazon in the crib if they would have just adapted to the changing times. Leadership was to blame.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2020 11:54 AM (flINI)

----------

This "selling things over the internet" thing is just a passing fad, like CB radio.

Breaker breaker, good buddy!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 11:59 AM (XVuno)

139 Sorry to hear about Menards. Was going to check out their garden center but now I guess I won't bother. Maybe their Indiana stores aren't having to play by Stasi rules. Close enough to the border where I can find out. This BS is way out of bounds.

Posted by: Old Dude at April 25, 2020 11:59 AM (LGXGf)

140 Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (WyVLE)

Yes that's what I'm assuming. The tax filing status is primary .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:00 PM (2DOZq)

141 JoeF, Margaret Thatcher got much more vitriol.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 12:00 PM (PUmDY)

142 JoeF, Margaret Thatcher got much more vitriol.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 12:00 PM (PUmDY)

I remember.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 12:01 PM (CqE5x)

143 Katja, I have nothing to offer but my prayers.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 12:01 PM (/+bwe)

144 Not my Lowes in Pa, its mask wearing in every store I think, oh and I have mine.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 12:01 PM (ZCEU2)

145 Odd. I had heard the SS recipients were going to get direct deposit, since the government already had all their bank information.
Posted by: grammie winger
------

Let's play, Systemantics!

The VA and SS both have my direct deposit info. The Treasury has that info. But, somehow, the IRS can't find it.

NAME [X]
ADDRESS[X]
SSN[X]

Yup, they all match at Treasury, SS, VA, and , the IRS. But, somehow, they just can't find it...

You can bet that if the IRS wanted to seize your checking account, it would be done before breakfast.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 12:02 PM (bk3Sg)

146 If IRS has my routing number Mueller gave it to them.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:02 PM (A8qw5)

147 Sears has been shooting itself in the foot since the 90s, maybe before that.

---------

I think it was Eddie Lampert's brilliant idea to invest millions in Sears' cash to buy back stock rather than upgrade its dismal stores. He didn't think the shopping experience was worth putting money into.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:02 PM (XVuno)

148 Heh. You said "hope". Heh. heh.

Posted by: Guido--Well, sooner than later...

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at April 25, 2020 12:03 PM (dQF3z)

149 This "selling things over the internet" thing is just a passing fad, like CB radio.

Breaker breaker, good buddy!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 11:59 AM (XVuno)

CB (or even more so for Shortwave) was kind of a forerunner for cell phones or the internet.

When we took family vacations and had more than one car going somewhere (like grandparents) we would use the CB (Dad ALWAYS carried one in his van.)

It was very cool.

My grandfather had a CB setup in the bar in the house that was a stationary model.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 12:03 PM (A5zUN)

150 But WHO? It can't be one of the candidates that Biden beat.
Cuomo is not going to withstand the scrutiny and why would Moochelle want to preside over a wrecked economy when she lives like a queen?
Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (CqE5x)


These things are hard to predict, with any sort of precision, but the idea of leaving Biden there seems damn near impossible at this point.

Unless... and I thought of this the other day, unless these dementia symptoms we've been seeing the last few months are medication induced.

Could be they're going to stop sprinkling whatever it is on his corn flakes, and at some opportune time, they'll spring Fingerbanger Joe back on the marketplace, replacing Alzheimer Joe just in time.

But yeah, no. I still think they'll pull some broad out, someone who can verbally spar with Trump.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:03 PM (hku12)

151 I don't know if people will want to reopen their businesses or invest in anything with this sad demonstration of tyranny driven by fear. Freedom is no longer guaranteed in this country.

I never thought I'd see the day that Americans would give up their precious God-given rights in order not to be sick for a few days. I wake up thinking it's going to change that day only to see the populace go even further into the process of turning into a bunch of mewling quims lorded over by idiot tyrants.

Sad.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (Fs5vw)

152 Die, NYC, DIE!

not the people, just the city. The people can go elsewhere, and they will.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (V2Yro)

153 so KTE tried the "are you qualified" link at the IRS it said something like unable to determine?
she already got a tax refund for this year, does that mean she's SOL on the stimulus?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (G546f)

154 Sears has been shooting itself in the foot since the 90s, maybe before that.

Poor lending and credit practices, poor customer service, higher prices/lower quality. They made themselves into the not go to store.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 11:59 AM (A8qw5)

They were an old school company with an old school structure and I wonder if they were even capable of operating in the 21st century.

But wasn't their big mistake getting involved with Dean Witter, the Discover Card and some real estate company whose name escapes me--and this was in the '80's.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (CqE5x)

155 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 12:02 PM (bk3Sg)

My mom also has a VA check on direct deposit. But gets a check by mail. Efficient they are.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (2DOZq)

156 Die, NYC, DIE!

not the people, just the city. The people can go elsewhere, and they will.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (V2Yro)

(sigh)

Posted by: New Jersey at April 25, 2020 12:05 PM (CqE5x)

157 It was very cool.

My grandfather had a CB setup in the bar in the house that was a stationary model.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 12:03 PM (A5zUN)

I remember those, wasn't that called a Base Station?

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:05 PM (V2Yro)

158 Sears could have smothered Amazon in the crib if they would have just adapted to the changing times. Leadership was to blame.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2020 11:54 AM (flINI)

----------

This "selling things over the internet" thing is just a passing fad, like CB radio.

Breaker breaker, good buddy!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 11:59 AM (XVuno)


Don't let go of your buggy whip stock just yet. This auto mobile thing is just a passing fad.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:05 PM (hku12)

159 I disagree the donks are gonna replace gropin joe. Despite all the effort, they know beating TGE is gonna be tough job.
Stick with the creep and then bring somebody up from triple-a for 2024.

Posted by: Wow! I still hyave 2 cents! at April 25, 2020 12:05 PM (/LQkF)

160 But yeah, no. I still think they'll pull some broad out, someone who can verbally spar with Trump.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:03 PM (hku12)

Tank Abrams can spar with him, but let's get real--she'll horrify 75% of the electorate.

Posted by: New Jersey at April 25, 2020 12:06 PM (CqE5x)

161 Don't let go of your buggy whip stock just yet. This auto mobile thing is just a passing fad.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:05 PM (hku12)

Only if the Warmists get into power.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (NgKpN)

162 Menards in Quincy, IL has the age restriction, no mask required ... I saw one customer with a mask, that was all.


But that was 10 days ago ... I just checked their rules, nothing about the age limit, just encourages safe practices. AND I see they set up some special hours for the elderly and vulnerable ... 6AM .. but at least they have an option.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (Cus5s)

163 hku12)

159 I disagree the donks are gonna replace gropin joe. Despite all the effort, they know beating TGE is gonna be tough job.
Stick with the creep and then bring somebody up from triple-a for 2024.

Posted by: Wow! I still hyave 2 cents! at April 25, 2020 12:05 PM (/LQkF)

They may not have a choice . I expect any day that Biden will declare he is Napoleon .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (2DOZq)

164 It hurt to read Katja's post...even moreso when I realized it had been willowed. I hope she reads these comments. Katja, we're here for you.

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (XxJt1)

165 But wasn't their big mistake getting involved with Dean Witter, the Discover Card and some real estate company whose name escapes me--and this was in the '80's.
Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (CqE5x)

I always thought their biggest mistake was in shutting down their century old catalog business, just as Amazon figured out how to become one of the richest companies in the world by putting a catalog business online.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (V2Yro)

166 Last three Sears purchases:
Wingtip shoes, looked good but couldn't walk ten feet with out killing my back.
Briefcase, looked good _ fell apart
1/8 drive socket wrench _ broke within a month so did the replacement.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:08 PM (A8qw5)

167 Not my own observation but a buddy once pointed out that department stores like Sears made their biggest money on offering up their own credit cards.

Or as he put it, they were credit card companies with store fronts.

I guess they don't do that anymore?

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 12:08 PM (u8n08)

168 27 13 Not sure, maybe a American Thinker article on the wayward Royal couple that speculated Harry isn't Chuck's son, never heard that before.

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It's been talked about before, years ago. I was starting to believe it until I saw a picture of Prince Harry next to his grandfather, Prince Phillip, when Phil was younger in his military uniform. They looked exactly alike, almost like twins. The profile, the red hair, the nose, the smile.

Posted by: sillyme at April 25, 2020 12:08 PM (RPGAd)

169 'Please let us know if a particular celebrity has reassured you during this pandemic.'


Weasel. He keeps reminding me to buy more ammo.

Posted by: freaked at April 25, 2020 12:08 PM (Tnijr)

170 so KTE tried the "are you qualified" link at the IRS it said something like unable to determine?

she already got a tax refund for this year, does that mean she's SOL on the stimulus?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (G546f)



I had to enter all my bank account information. Then I got that message 'can not determine' message. I kept going back to "Get My Check" until I got a message saying that I would get a deposit into my bank account.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 12:08 PM (lwiT4)

171 I found a home hair cutting kit!!! Now if I only don't end up looking like Kojak
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (A3KYX)
~~~~~

Dear God, please don't let it be a FlowBee.

Posted by: IrishEi at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (sGotD)

172 But WHO?
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The only one I can think of who had an outside shot at beating Trump is Mark Cuban. He has a passionate personal animus towards Trump, and if you stacked the person o'color with the correct plumbing on the ticket, that would make them competitive.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (7Fj9P)

173 But wasn't their big mistake getting involved with Dean Witter, the Discover Card and some real estate company whose name escapes me--and this was in the '80's.

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Coldwell Banker

Sears' "socks to stocks" gambit. It crashed and burned, and Sears ended up selling all those pricey acquisitions at fire sale prices.

There's something to be said for "stick to what you actually know how to do."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (XVuno)

174 They may not have a choice . I expect any day that Biden will declare he is Napoleon .
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (2DOZq)

Who wouldn't want to be one of the guys chasing after him with butterfly nets?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (A5zUN)

175 'Please let us know if a particular celebrity has reassured you during this pandemic.'

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The day I look to celebrities to reassure me is the day I need a bullet in my head.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:10 PM (RU4sa)

176 I don't know if people will want to reopen their businesses or invest in anything with this sad demonstration of tyranny driven by fear. Freedom is no longer guaranteed in this country.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:04 PM (Fs5vw)


I think a lot of business owners are having a somewhat different thought in their heads, one that has more to do with the practical question of whether they can afford to re-open, with the threat of the "next wave" of this thing happening in a matter of months.

Some businesses can handle an ebb and flow to their income better than others. Places like restaurants and small stores cannot.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:11 PM (hku12)

177 They looked exactly alike, almost like twins. The profile, the red hair, the nose, the smile.
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So, Prince Phillip cucked Chuck??

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 12:11 PM (7Fj9P)

178 "Sears could have smothered Amazon in the crib if they would have just adapted to the changing times. Leadership was to blame."

I sold my AMZN very early ... made a little (way back around 9 ... but really didn't think they could "corner the market" like the did, figured all established retailers would catch on and compete. Or at least other online sellers would compete, and margins would be too thin ... so imo they were way overvalued. ... boy was I wrong ... just holding one little position ... worth like 100 times that now ... (sad face) ha, but really, it is a little sad.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:11 PM (Cus5s)

179 The text of the 8th amendment actually says "..nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."

There are a few of them who seem to be quite enjoying it. Posted by: pep

If they use them long enough, they're not unusual.

I Supported Thirty Days To Stop the Spread--Not Thirty Months To Stop The Bill of Rights.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 25, 2020 12:11 PM (Ndje9)

180 Celebrity has reassured me?

Is that what all of those celebrity videos on youtube are supposed to be with them sitting at a kitchen counter facing the computer?

Reassuring me? About what? I have yet to see one with the heading 'XXXXX talks about how American Exceptionalism will fend off the police state.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 12:12 PM (A5zUN)

181 My favorite Sears story / quip is the story told by the motivational speaker named Les Brown.

He talked about working at Sears where he was working just hard enough to keep from being fired and they were paying him just enough to keep him from quitting,

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:12 PM (2DOZq)

182 My Trump bucks arrived in my bank on schedule. I blew it on a new refrigerator. You're welcome, Lowe's.

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:13 PM (XxJt1)

183 182 My Trump bucks arrived in my bank on schedule. I blew it on a new refrigerator. You're welcome, Lowe's.
Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:13 PM (XxJt1)

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We're using ours to move in June.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:13 PM (RU4sa)

184 119 Prepper class? Hawley used to spend parts of post morning chapel lecturing me on not smoking pot before school. Thats all I'll say about that. I have no more memory of that time.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, watching the kulak businesses dying at April 25, 2020 11:53 AM (NVYyb)

You might have been around for the Rev Jarvis' tirade after Eleanor Stillman left: ART IS NO LONGER A WARM BREAST!

Anyway, "Hail University..."

Posted by: browndog at April 25, 2020 12:14 PM (gD6Ka)

185 Gretchen halfWhittmer and Delored Umbridge. Compare and contrast. Go...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at April 25, 2020 12:14 PM (flINI)

186 For years Sears was the premier credit card.
IOW if you had a Sears card you would be denied no other card request.

But their We Are The Store customer service - you had to be Philadelphia lawyer to successfully return an item - coupled with decreasing product quality resulted in increasingly less traffic.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:15 PM (A8qw5)

187 But yeah, no. I still think they'll pull some broad out, someone who can verbally spar with Trump.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:03 PM (hku12)

Tank Abrams can spar with him, but let's get real--she'll horrify 75% of the electorate.
Posted by: New Jersey at April 25, 2020 12:06 PM (CqE5x)


Last year when I was just spitballin', I kept saying I thought the best option for them might be Oprah.

So we've heard whatever whispers there have been coming from Oprah, that she's not interested in running for office.

Still, here we are, in this new normal. I'm not saying it will be Oprah, but yeah, I think it certainly COULD be Oprah, or someone else with some Oprah like qualities.

And not one of the loudmouths who won't ever shut up about anything.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:15 PM (hku12)

188 Sears' "socks to stocks" gambit. It crashed and
burned, and Sears ended up selling all those pricey acquisitions at fire
sale prices.



There's something to be said for "stick to what you actually know how to do."

Posted by: Cicero


The problem is that what Sears knew how to do was offer crappy merchandise with a dismal store experience, followed by telling the customer to f*** off. They genuinely believed they were too big to fail. They were wrong.

Posted by: pep at April 25, 2020 12:15 PM (T6t7i)

189 Mandy's a dude?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 25, 2020 12:15 PM (axyOa)

190 I keep seeing Markle advertised as the narrator for this Disney nature film on elephants out now.

Funny, for someone who had supposedly broken from the monarchy, why is she prominently listed in the previews as "Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex"?

The affirmative action frauds will always quickly and reflexively point out their undeserved but prestigious Ivy League degree whenever they face an ounce of criticism or are forced to fend for themselves.

Posted by: createss at April 25, 2020 12:15 PM (hCqcJ)

191 If you wanted crap you could go to K-Mart and buy better crap for less money.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (A8qw5)

192 Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (7Fj9P)

He is not very likable once you hear him more than five minutes IMHO. But I can never predict what the electorate is thinking because it usually goes against everything that is logical.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (2DOZq)

193 I'm probably gonna use mine to buy a used enduro if I can, would like a 2 stroke but that would make it pretty old.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (N8G3E)

194 I pay zero attention to "royals" but this Harry and Meghan thing has really gotten me rooting for financial devastation, ignominy and eventual deaths in total anonymity.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (XVuno)

195 "Fatso Pritzker when he extended the lock down said you have to wear a mask in stores now"

is that Chicago area only maybe? No mask requirements here, as of 2 days ago at least. (Quincy area)

Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (Cus5s)

196 Prepper class?




In prepper classes do they teach you to wear boat shoes, pop your collars and hang out at country clubs?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:17 PM (A3KYX)

197 My Dad got LA Olympics tickets through Sears.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 12:17 PM (PUmDY)

198 is that Chicago area only maybe? No mask requirements here, as of 2 days ago at least. (Quincy area)
Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (Cus5s)

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May 1st is when it goes into effect statewide.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:17 PM (RU4sa)

199 They may not have a choice . I expect any day that Biden will declare he is Napoleon .
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:07 PM (2DOZq)

Who wouldn't want to be one of the guys chasing after him with butterfly nets?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (A5zUN)
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They're coming to take me away, ha ha
They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha ha
To the funny farm where life is beautiful all day long
And I'm so happy to see these nice young men in their clean white coats
And they're coming to take me away ha haaaaaa!

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at April 25, 2020 12:17 PM (4o2K3)

200 We're using ours to move in June.
Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:13 PM (RU4sa)

*****
Excuse me. You're moving in your refrigerator? They rent trucks, I think...

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:18 PM (XxJt1)

201 196 Prepper class?




In prepper classes do they teach you to wear boat shoes, pop your collars and hang out at country clubs?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:17 PM (A3KYX)

Not that I remember...it was the early 70's, and fashion hadn't reached those heady heights yet

Posted by: browndog at April 25, 2020 12:18 PM (gD6Ka)

202 But WHO? It can't be one of the candidates that Biden beat.

Cuomo is not going to withstand the scrutiny and why would Moochelle
want to preside over a wrecked economy when she lives like a queen?
Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 11:56 AM (CqE5x)


Imagine one of the candidates that pledged support for Biden getting up for a rahrah redmeat speech and instead, stating Biden is a loser, is senile, and incapable of beating Trump, so "I am now reopening my candidacy, vote for me, not for that rapist"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:19 PM (WyVLE)

203 172 But WHO?
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The only one I can think of who had an outside shot at beating Trump is Mark Cuban. He has a passionate personal animus towards Trump, and if you stacked the person o'color with the correct plumbing on the ticket, that would make them competitive.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 12:09 PM (7Fj9P)

Cuban is a lazy, arrogant, ass. He loves having people fawn over him, which is why he pretends to "run" every four years, and every time it gets to the point to where he would actually have to do some personal work, he drops it all and says "naaah, maybe next time."

that's one of the big things that is so unique about Trump -- here he is, in his 70's, and he still works harder every day than almost any of us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:19 PM (V2Yro)

204 "Fatso Pritzker when he extended the lock down said you have to wear a mask in stores now"

is that Chicago area only maybe? No mask requirements here, as of 2 days ago at least. (Quincy area)


Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (Cus5s)



I heard it goes into effect Monday but I could be wrong.

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 12:19 PM (lwiT4)

205 ---

We're using ours to move in June.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:13 PM (RU4sa)


Voting with your feet.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:20 PM (A8qw5)

206 I'm probably gonna use mine to buy a used enduro if I can, would like a 2 stroke but that would make it pretty old.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (N8G3E)

Memories. I got a Yamaha 400 Enduro for High School graduation.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (2DOZq)

207 Gretchen halfWhittmer and Delores Umbridge. Compare and contrast. Go...
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Where are the centaurs when you *really* need them. I always what happened to her after they carried her off into the Dark Forest. Whatever it was, WHitler needs that done to her.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (7Fj9P)

208
I think a lot of business owners are having a somewhat different thought in their heads, one that has more to do with the practical question of whether they can afford to re-open, with the threat of the "next wave" of this thing happening in a matter of months.

Some businesses can handle an ebb and flow to their income better than others. Places like restaurants and small stores cannot.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:11 PM (hku12)


And that's exactly what I'm talking about. Fear of being sick for a few days. The willingness to let government tell you if you can keep your business open or not. We have given the government the power to rule our lives. It is only government that will decide our rights.

But I guess the the excitement of getting a gubmint check in the mail makes it all worth it.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (Fs5vw)

209 May 1st is when it goes into effect statewide.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:17 PM (RU4sa)



See, this is another thing that makes no sense. If masks are so important in containing the corona, why the 5-day delay?

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)

210 I keep seeing Markle advertised as the narrator for this Disney nature film on elephants out now.

Funny, for someone who had supposedly broken from the monarchy, why is she prominently listed in the previews as "Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex"?

Posted by: createss



I thought they had to quit using titles once they cashed out.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (rGtm/)

211 Yep Braenyard.

I despise this state.

Plus, moving closer to where the gbabies live is an added plus.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (RU4sa)

212 As for celebrities, in a strange, roundabout way, Pewdiepie has been somewhat inspiring.

This may seem counter-intuitive at this point, but his content has been extraordinarily boring during this whole thing. He plays stupid games, or he's doing reactions to insipid content from here or there.

Not a single word about the world falling apart outside.

And that, I think, is his genius. He knows if he says one damn thing about it, they'll attack him for being a privileged celeb, or they'll go after him for misinformation or they'll say he doesn't care about the little guy or whatever.

So he plays Mindcraft and sits on his floor, letting his hair grow back.

I'm not gonna watch, but there's a subversive message here, which is only revealed by what he is NOT saying.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (hku12)

213 I'm probably gonna use mine to buy a used enduro if I can, would like a 2 stroke but that would make it pretty old.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (N8G3E)


I kinda want a Honda XR650L. Air/oil cooled carbureted thumper that hasn't changed in about eight hundred years. It can't be killed. Wrap the forks in razor wire and strap some jerrycans to the pillion seat, and you can cruise the irradiated wasteland in style and comfort.

Too bad my inseam is 32" and I'd have to use alittle stepstool just to get on it.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (t+qrx)

214 Imagine one of the candidates that pledged support for Biden getting up for a rahrah redmeat speech and instead, stating Biden is a loser, is senile, and incapable of beating Trump, so "I am now reopening my candidacy, vote for me, not for that rapist"
Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:19 PM (WyVLE)

that's like saying "Imagine if one of the candidates that pledged support for Biden wasn't a brainless ideologue who only did what the party commanded him or her to do."

then imagine a flying unicorn that shits skittles and farts rainbows.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (V2Yro)

215 is that Chicago area only maybe? No mask requirements here, as of 2 days ago at least. (Quincy area)


Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:16 PM (Cus5s)


At Fatso's news conference on Thursday when he extended the lockdown until May 31 he said he wants people to wear masks in stores where they can't be more than 6 feet apart. Maybe some places are ignoring it.

Fatso is reopening state parks so to show just how insane they are Toni Prickwinkle the Crook County whatever she is will shut down all Crook County forest preserves because people aren't social distancing in them. How that fck with knows that is beyond anyone. Meanwhile the shootings on the south and west sides of Chicago go on as usual

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (A3KYX)

216 grammie,

Nothing that fat bastard does makes any sense.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (RU4sa)

217 I thought they had to quit using titles once they cashed out.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (rGtm/)

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Without titles they're Harry Windsor and his old lady who wants to be an actress.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:23 PM (XVuno)

218 Has everyone seen the Info that came Exonerating Mike Flynn??

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 25, 2020 12:23 PM (rpsR2)

219 If a celebrity really wants to cheer people up, they should not-Epstein themselves on tik tok

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:23 PM (G546f)

220 the only "inspiration" I recall in the pandemic, is McConnell saying the states should be able to go bankrupt, the way cities were saved by bankruptcy. Illinois made insane unfunded promised to government workers via golden pensions, and early retirements ... they all need to be cut in half, or they will start raising taxes even more ..


till people get violent because the Chicago Mafia is stealing so much, people will start losing their homes. especially in the face of hard economic times ... those with government six figure retirements will just move to Florida and laugh at how they fleeced us, fake public "servants" that they are.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:24 PM (Cus5s)

221
If a celebrity really wants to cheer people up, they should not-Epstein themselves on tik tok

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:23 PM (G546f)


Get Hillary to kill them?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:24 PM (A3KYX)

222 It also provides PROOF of crimes by The FBI and the Special Prosecutor.

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 25, 2020 12:24 PM (rpsR2)

223 Don't let go of your buggy whip stock just yet. This auto mobile thing is just a passing fad.

Posted by: BurtTC

Thirty years now I've been mocking the MBA-wannabe's who would come in to the office and sneer that. Thirty years they've pulled their thumb out of their ass, sucked it, and stammered. But..butt butt..that's what it says here! It's a slogan I can use to make you think I'm Outside The Box!

Priced a god-damned buggy whip lately? If you had the guts to stay with the business, you did very nicely. It was the lemmings who ran. They always do.
Studebaker made their first car in 1902 (it was electric!). They finally quit making wagons in 1922, when they moved their car line down from Detroit. But, there was still money in wagons, and they sold the wagon line to a Kentucky firm, who made money on wagons and "tack" until the Depression. And then, their most popular item, a "junior" cart, was still made until the late 30's. Pretty good run for a set of products you're making fun of.

Computers and "coding" is the modern day buggy whip.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 25, 2020 12:24 PM (8IOEj)

224 Memories. I got a Yamaha 400 Enduro for High School graduation.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (2DOZq)

I remember riding one of those! That was one badass offroad bike!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (V2Yro)

225 Get Hillary to kill them?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:24 PM (A3KYX)

DIY

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (G546f)

226 Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:11 PM (hku12)


And that's exactly what I'm talking about. Fear of being sick for a few days. The willingness to let government tell you if you can keep your business open or not. We have given the government the power to rule our lives. It is only government that will decide our rights.

But I guess the the excitement of getting a gubmint check in the mail makes it all worth it.
Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (Fs5vw)


No, I'm talking about marketplace forces. Not business owners waiting for government to tell them what to do, but business owners having their customers dictate what they do.

It's not the same thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (hku12)

227 Nothing that fat bastard does makes any sense.

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (RU4sa)


He's looking for a $40 billion Federal bailout of the state. He ought to be told to go intercourse himself

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (A3KYX)

228 I had that Looney Tunes lp.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 12:26 PM (PUmDY)

229 BREAKING: After Two Years of Contact Tracing Surveillance, Gov. Coonman's Big Tech App will inform the State if you are approved to leave house arrest. As a bonus, it will classify you as mulatto, quadroon or octoroon. Declassifying...

Posted by: Manufactured News Network: "Putting the Essence in Non-Essential!" at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (Ndje9)

230 Harry and Megan can't use "HRH". Anything referencing "royal" is verboten. Hence the closing of "Sussex Royal" on Instagram. They do get to keep the Duke and Dutchess thing. Royalty has some weird rules.

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (XxJt1)

231 See, this is another thing that makes no sense. If masks are so important in containing the corona, why the 5-day delay?
Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)


I'm old enough to remember when masks were something that we were told not to wear, because benighted illiterate backwoods stump-toothed troglodytes like us were too rock-stupid to figure out how to wear them (around the chin and neck, if Congress' example is to be believed), and wearing one meant one less mask available for a hyper-evolved super experty expert to wear while they do important things.

Now Whitmer the Ice Witch has instructed that we are to wear one at all times, and that even a handkerchief or old t-shirt is sufficient.

I'm starting to wonder if these people might not be terribly smart at all.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (t+qrx)

232 You want to see a riot? Tell those pensioners they are losing half of it and that's how you get a riot.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (5aY+7)

233 Somewhat OT- A take from Father Rutler on weeping potatoes:
https://stmichaelnyc.org/fr-rutlers-column-1

Posted by: Dad of Six at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (FI5IC)

234 I love Greg Gutfeld, but he isn't worth it to watch Juan Williams lie to my face every day.

A person either hates being lied to or they don't. I don't expect either type to begin to understand the other.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 25, 2020 12:28 PM (LxTcq)

235 I truly wonder how the illegal drug biz is doing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:28 PM (G546f)

236 Rode a Yamaha 350 Scrambler back and forth to work. It was highway travel. One day a driver passed me in my own lane.

I sold that bike.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:29 PM (A8qw5)

237 BREAKING: After Two Years of Contact Tracing
Surveillance, Gov. Coonman's Big Tech App will inform the State if you
are approved to leave house arrest. As a bonus, it will classify you as
mulatto, quadroon or octoroon. Declassifying...

Posted by: Manufactured News Network: "Putting the Essence in Non-Essential!" at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (Ndje9)


Can it figure out if he was the one in blackface or the Klan hood?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:29 PM (A3KYX)

238 I would wear a t-shirt over my head if only I could figure out how to quit running into things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:29 PM (XVuno)

239 Has everyone seen the Info that came Exonerating Mike Flynn??

yes... and the media totally ignores... Too busy with "Trump telling people to inject lysol and drink bleach."

Posted by: It's me donna at April 25, 2020 12:29 PM (5bxa0)

240 I truly wonder how the illegal drug biz is doing
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:28 PM (G546f)


Honestly, it's a struggle, votermom. But your concern is touching.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:30 PM (t+qrx)

241 Computers and "coding" is the modern day buggy whip.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at April 25, 2020 12:24 PM (8IOEj)


So you're saying I should buy Apple stock.

Got it, thanks.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:30 PM (hku12)

242 A Japanese magazine is reporting that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state after emergency heart surgery:

https://tinyurl.com/y8n6wxbd

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 25, 2020 12:30 PM (sWM8x)

243 229 BREAKING: After Two Years of Contact Tracing Surveillance, Gov. Coonman's Big Tech App will inform the State if you are approved to leave house arrest. As a bonus, it will classify you as mulatto, quadroon or octoroon. Declassifying...

Posted by: Manufactured News Network: "Putting the Essence in Non-Essential!" at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (Ndje9)


Did that edict come from his beach house where he retreated?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:30 PM (A8qw5)

244 truly wonder how the illegal drug biz is doing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:28 PM (G546f)

*********

Gangbusters

Posted by: LaDontra'Tran Roosevelt Jefferson at April 25, 2020 12:31 PM (flINI)

245 Late start today, but I hope everyone had a good morning.

First, I recommend CNN Amanpour's 'interview' with Hungary's Foreign Minister, Peter Szj******, where he brilliantly exposes fake news. (h/t Powerline) Outrageously amusing watching the smug fake news person be politely ridiculed.

Second, I hit some kind of sale at Sears and bought washer and dryer (gas) and two flat screen TVs, approximately 14 years ago. Dryer died, but everything else going strong.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 25, 2020 12:31 PM (MIKMs)

246 242 A Japanese magazine is reporting that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state after emergency heart surgery:

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Eggplant?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:31 PM (XVuno)

247 Guy I know in upstate NY says most all workers he knows (and he employs a couple dozen) making more with handout money, combination UE and stimulus, than when working, and are happy to sit home.

No one is wanting to go back to working.

And he expects few businesses to fail. This, in a town full of hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, and vacation visitor retail.

No one is willing to protest anything in Albany.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 25, 2020 12:31 PM (+fPHo)

248
I'm old enough to remember when masks were something that we were told not to wear, because benighted illiterate backwoods stump-toothed troglodytes like us were too rock-stupid to figure out how to wear them (around the chin and neck, if Congress' example is to be believed), and wearing one meant one less mask available for a hyper-evolved super experty expert to wear while they do important things.

Now Whitmer the Ice Witch has instructed that we are to wear one at all times, and that even a handkerchief or old t-shirt is sufficient.

I'm starting to wonder if these people might not be terribly smart at all.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (t+qrx)


But you'll obey anyway, won't you?

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:32 PM (Fs5vw)

249 So how does one send their pet photo to the pet thread cob?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 25, 2020 12:32 PM (+fPHo)

250 Work at a 5k employee company, CEO says we will be a smaller organization once the dust settles. What is it exactly that you do here?

Posted by: A dude in MI at April 25, 2020 12:32 PM (/6GbT)

251 Maybe I'll take the Christmas lights off the house today. Then again...

Posted by: Archer at April 25, 2020 12:33 PM (gmo/4)

252 But you'll obey anyway, won't you?
Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:32 PM (Fs5vw)


Nope.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:33 PM (t+qrx)

253 "At Fatso's news conference on Thursday when he extended the lockdown
until May 31 he said he wants people to wear masks in stores where they
can't be more than 6 feet apart."

yeah, it sounds like it was optional, but he was encouraging it. They are seeming to do the phase one opening thing .. but indeed there is a warning from BigBro that IF we obey and behave, he won't have to come spank us and shut things down again. Seems mostly arbitrary, and slows the herd immunity.


And the smart response may have been to completely ignore most of the New Normal rules, except in hot zones ... But subways in the hottest zones had to keep running, to transport the illegals to service the elites, I suppose. Maids and pool boys are essential.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 12:33 PM (Cus5s)

254 Majority Of Americans Would Rather Risk COVID Death Than Endure Any More Skype Lectures From Celebrities

https://tinyurl.com/yb9mj6qx

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:33 PM (RU4sa)

255 Does anyone remember having to buy concert tickets at dept stores? Remember getting Steel wheels tickets at Parisians.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 12:34 PM (PUmDY)

256 "But your concern is touching."

LMAO! Perfectly played, hogmartin.

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:34 PM (XxJt1)

257 I am reassured when half the commercials on TV tell me "we're all in this together."

*spit*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:34 PM (XVuno)

258 then imagine a flying unicorn that shits skittles and farts rainbows.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (V2Yro)


I imagine that Gabbard and Yang will be told they have to stay at least 5 miles from the Dem convention.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM (WyVLE)

259 242
A Japanese magazine is reporting that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state after emergency heart surgery:



https://tinyurl.com/y8n6wxbd

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 25, 2020 12:30 PM (sWM8x)


====Baked potato?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM (QzF6i)

260 Has everyone seen the Info that came Exonerating Mike Flynn??

Nope. Link? Or summary?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM (Dhht7)

261 Has everyone seen the Info that came Exonerating Mike Flynn??

Nope. Link? Or summary?
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM (Dhht7)

--------

Ace had a post on it, I think Thursday.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:37 PM (XVuno)

262 242
A Japanese magazine is reporting that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state after emergency heart surgery:



https://tinyurl.com/y8n6wxbd

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 25, 2020 12:30 PM (sWM8x)


====Baked potato?
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM (QzF6i)

Now I'm hungry.

Posted by: Robert wants a twice baked potato at April 25, 2020 12:37 PM (u8n08)

263
I imagine that Gabbard and Yang will be told they have to stay at least 5 miles from the Dem convention.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM


Tim Pool hardest hit...

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 25, 2020 12:37 PM (ZIkx1)

264 A Japanese magazine is reporting that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state after emergency heart surgery:

https://tinyurl.com/y8n6wxbd
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis


Yes, but what about the tentacles?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 25, 2020 12:37 PM (ZejZP)

265 He's looking for a $40 billion Federal bailout of the state. He ought to be told to go intercourse himself
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (A3KYX)


Biggest hostage standoff in history

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (WyVLE)

266 Testing.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (9hauA)

267 Did someone mention tentacles?

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (u8n08)

268 My 80 year old mom received her 1200 Trump bucks by check in the mail even though she has her SS direct deposited. I wonder what criteria triggered that?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here


Last year's Federal Income tax returns.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (ZCiJZ)

269 Les, check any MisHum thread. Oh, heck....hang on.

petmorons is the name and it's at the Gmail place.

Posted by: creeper at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (XxJt1)

270 Testing.
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (9hauA)


Hallo.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (t+qrx)

271 Rode a Yamaha 350 Scrambler back and forth to work. It was highway travel. One day a driver passed me in my own lane.
I sold that bike.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:29 PM (A8qw5)
~~~~~

I had a Honda Rebel 250 for about three months. Sold it after putting maybe 20 miles on it (the distance to and from Motor Vehicles for my road test.)

Posted by: IrishEi at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (sGotD)

272 263
I imagine that Gabbard and Yang will be told they have to stay at least 5 miles from the Dem convention.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM

Tim Pool hardest hit...
Posted by: AltonJackson at April 25, 2020 12:37 PM (ZIkx1)

He's actually started making noises about considering voting for Trump, LOL.

Ah, Tim Pool.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (9hauA)

273 Interesting-- Will NOt let me postwhat Sidney Powell told Sara Carter

Posted by: rld with coffee at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (rpsR2)

274 For Flynn info see twatters feeds that are those probably used by certain commenters here for their info - Undercover Huber and Techno Fog. Many others similar. Flynn counsel Sidney Powell also with the twits.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (El6T/)

275 Testing.
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (9hauA)

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Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (XVuno)

276 Ugh, my state Senator in MI is excoriated for wearing a mask that is similar to the Confederate flag on the Senate floor. All the Karens, male and female are shrieking.

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (9UmRs)

277 Hey, hogmartin!

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:40 PM (9hauA)

278 petmorons at gmail dot com

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 12:40 PM (ZCEU2)

279 Goiong to go pretend to work in my garden. That involves wandering around my yard in sweatpants and pulling a week now and then. It's been so cold that there is not a lot to do but I don;t have anything else to do.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at April 25, 2020 12:40 PM (QzF6i)

280 didn't know this happened
The Wire: the musical

https://youtu.be/DWmryAVUoL8

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 12:40 PM (G546f)

281 New York City to Provide Half-a-Million Free Halal Meals to Muslims During Ramadan

https://tinyurl.com/yddsg4f4

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (RU4sa)

282 Now Whitmer the Ice Witch has instructed that we are to wear one at all times, and that even a handkerchief or old t-shirt is sufficient.

I'm starting to wonder if these people might not be terribly smart at all.
Posted by: hogmartin

Your insolence and insubordination has been duly noted by Ubergruppenfuhrer Whitmer and the MSP.

Other than that, have fun and hope we can do something fun together real soon.

Ohio is going to open up for business as usual (with all the stupid caveats) on May 1. A local eatery already has their neon "Open" sign turned on.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (ZCiJZ)

283 All the Karens, male and female are shrieking.
Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (9UmRs


It's what makes them Karens.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (t+qrx)

284 Gretchen halfWhittmer and Delored Umbridge. Compare and contrast.
---
One of them has not yet received justice at the hooves of centaurs.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (kOpft)

285 All the Karens, male and female are shrieking.
Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (9UmRs

Are they dragging in fainting couches?

Posted by: A dude in MI at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (/6GbT)

286 Flynn link

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/368210/#respond

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (LxTcq)

287 Speaking of pets cat and me have been napping, should get up and moving

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (ZCEU2)

288 >>Has everyone seen the Info that came Exonerating Mike Flynn??

>>Nope. Link? Or summary?

The information was given under seal to Flynn's lawyers and the court so no, it hasn't been made public yet.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (ZLI7S)

289 Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (XVuno)-

LOL. Just got a new device, so I'm testing it out. My frustration with typing comments on my phone finally forced me to shell out some bucks for a tablet.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (9hauA)

290 Testing.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:38 PM (9hauA)



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Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:39 PM (XVuno)


Try the degaussing button


Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (WyVLE)

291 Does anyone remember having to buy concert tickets at dept stores? Remember getting Steel wheels tickets at Parisians.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


Well, Tickettron used to have their outlets at the big department stores. I remember going in to buy tickets to The Who concert in Cincinnati in 1979 (the one with the trampling) and they told me they had sold out in two hours.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (ZCiJZ)

292 Saw a good one on the Powerlineblog week in pictures.

Image of the White House Press Pool in briefing with the President:

Reporter: "Mr. President, as you know, we in the media hate your guts and liberals despise your existence and your very being. So I must ask... how do you sleep at night?"

President DJT: "Naked with a supermodel."

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (7s3Gx)

293 Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM

I think we are only supposed to wear the mask inside at Walmarts, Meijers and Krogers.
My daughter was at Walmarts and said it was 50/50.
She is in health care and refuses to wear one in the store. I raised her right...

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (9UmRs)

294 As long as Fatty Kim isn't dead he can still run the country

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 12:43 PM (ZCEU2)

295 New York City to Provide Half-a-Million Free Halal Meals to Muslims During Ramadan



https://tinyurl.com/yddsg4f4

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (RU4sa)


Did they do anything like that for Christians at Easter?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:43 PM (A3KYX)

296 LOL. Just got a new device, so I'm testing it out.
My frustration with typing comments on my phone finally forced me to
shell out some bucks for a tablet.
Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (9hauA)



One day I will buy a mini-USB keyboard so I can type on a standard desktop keyboard while posting on my tablet.

and then I will look into the bluetooth mouse . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:44 PM (WyVLE)

297 The snow is finally off the yard. So I need to clean up the dog poop out of the back yard and do something about the deer poop in the front yard. The buggers have been poopy this winter.

Posted by: Northernlurker at April 25, 2020 12:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

298 Your insolence and insubordination has been duly noted by Ubergruppenfuhrer Whitmer and the MSP.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (ZCiJZ)


That's why she's lifting the restriction early on May 15th instead of extending it to April 30. Because she saw what we did on the 15th of April at the Capitol, and waxed wroth.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:44 PM (t+qrx)

299 I should be getting the river place cleared out. Might try again next month. I have a lot to do and no energy for it. And we're into rainy weather. I just putter around the house on the weekends and try to get a few things done. At some point, I'll be able to hire some help.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (Lqy/e)

300 One day I will buy a mini-USB keyboard so I can type on a standard desktop keyboard while posting on my tablet.

and then I will look into the bluetooth mouse . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:44 PM (WyVLE)

---------

That kind of defeats the whole "tablet" idea, doesn't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (XVuno)

301 I kinda want a Honda XR650L. Air/oil cooled carbureted thumper that hasn't changed in about eight hundred years.
--------

For years I was a member of the 'Four Stoke Singles' club.

The motto, 'Keep it Simple, Keep It Single'. Got the t-shirt.

Heh. Here are some more contemporary shirts: https://tinyurl.com/yd43w7ao

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (mLizQ)

302 Did they do anything like that for Christians at Easter?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:43 PM (A3KYX)

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*snort*

Posted by: SMH at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (RU4sa)

303 Looks like New York will have vote-by-mail after all. Cuomo has ordered absentee ballot applications sent to all registered voters for the upcoming June 23 runoff.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (sWM8x)

304 Do not look into the Bluetooth mouse for the Bluetooth mouse also looks into you.

Posted by: Nietzche at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (u8n08)

305 No nood is good nood. But I got the gmail addy for sending in the pup's photo.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (+fPHo)

306 That's why she's lifting the restriction early on
May 15th instead of extending it to April 30. Because she saw what we
did on the 15th of April at the Capitol, and waxed wroth.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:44 PM (t+qrx)


Protests are planned in Chicago and Springfield on May 1 to end the lock down. My fear is Pritzker will eat the protesters

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (A3KYX)

307 Try the degaussing button
Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (WyVLE)


I've got a terminal emulator that literally emulates a CRT terminal - adjustable setting for convex glass, flicker, redraw, phosphor fade, all that. It has a menu command for "degauss".

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (t+qrx)

308 I just told my mom who is non political ( old school and followed my dad's opinion) that the Harris county judge was going to make wearing masks mandatory. She immediately said What ? That's communism!

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (2DOZq)

309 44 Granddaughter was accepted at ASU. So excited about going there, especially since she's moved her focus from what's not going to happen at the end of her Sr. year to going off to college.

This is depressing.
Posted by: Sal at April 25, 2020 11:29 AM

My community has approved individual roadside banners for the seniors (paid for by the school, the city, and the township). A parade and stay-in-car graduation are in the works. We want to do SOMETHING to show our love.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 11:34 AM (/+bwe)

Good on ya'll! She goes to a huge suburban school, though. Not sure how they could organize that for 500 kids.

But, as her mother pointed out, since her surname means she's the last one in line, we may have dodged a bullet...

Hope our little town will do something like yours.

Posted by: Sal at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (bo8pf)

310 Grateful Dead's mail order tix was awesome

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (Crzbp)

311 May God wrap you in His loving arms of peace. Right now it looks like Good Friday, but Sunday's coming.

Love


Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM


And that post right there explains grammie's GFM results.

Posted by: Seal the deal and let's boogie (nee Oedipus) at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (qnaGV)

312 We need some lawsuits. Nothing puts things in equilibrium like a successful lawsuit. Unfortunately that takes money and time.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (zr5Kq)

313 I think we are only supposed to wear the mask inside at Walmarts, Meijers and Krogers.
Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:42 PM (9UmRs)


Under the previous rules, or the new ones?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM (t+qrx)

314 252 But you'll obey anyway, won't you?
Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:32 PM (Fs5vw)

Nope.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:33 PM (t+qrx)

DEFIANCE!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 25, 2020 12:47 PM (NWiLs)

315 My fear is Pritzker will eat the protesters

If he doesn't, his "sister" certainly will.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 25, 2020 12:47 PM (7s3Gx)

316 I have a karma-unintended-consequences for the favored class story: a company (created by the venture capitalist gangs, including Bain) seems to be on life-support right now. Won't mention the name, but it was created during the Obama years to facilitate foreign students' coming to the US to study (with that golden ticket of citizenship always in the background.) Welp, sadly, when all the students got sent back home this year, they demanded their tuitions be returned, bc tuition went through them to the schools. But, before they returned all the cash, they thought they would play some shorts in the market, totally misjudged it, and, now, are in even worse financial hell. LOL!

Posted by: EveR at April 25, 2020 12:47 PM (ZZDMQ)

317 You want to see a riot? Tell those pensioners they are losing half of it and that's how you get a riot.
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You mean government employee, union goon pensioners?

Fuck em, and let them riot.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 12:48 PM (kOpft)

318 If left unchecked, dangerous gauss buildup can disrupt the entire space-time continuum!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 25, 2020 12:48 PM (XVuno)

319 The Pritzkers are old money, right?

Is that why ole JB looks so inbred?

Posted by: Nietzche at April 25, 2020 12:48 PM (u8n08)

320 Fatso Pritzker when he extended the lock down said you have to wear a mask in stores now. I was at Home Depot last week and you have to wait in line to get in like it's Studio 54. Only so many people can be allowed in at once. Fcking ridiculous
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 11:51 AM (A3KYX)



he is just catching up to states that had that in place. like Texas.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 12:48 PM (zr5Kq)

321 She is in health care and refuses to wear one in the store. I raised her right...

Posted by: clutch


Masks are the new NPR Tote Bag.

Posted by: Seal the deal and let's boogie (nee Oedipus) at April 25, 2020 12:48 PM (qnaGV)

322
No, I'm talking about marketplace forces. Not business owners waiting for government to tell them what to do, but business owners having their customers dictate what they do.

It's not the same thing.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (hku12)


And where are the customers getting their information? Who has been the main source of the fear? Who has acted way out of proportion in response to what amounts to a seasonal virus?

All I'm saying is that our right of individual choice has been taken away from us. I'd be texting from the IHOP right now if it were up to me. And I know a lot of people that would be sitting there with me.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:49 PM (Fs5vw)

323 That kind of defeats the whole "tablet" idea, doesn't it?
Posted by: Cicero

Dragon Dictate on the tablet ...

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2020 12:49 PM (B7KlG)

324 You mean government employee, union goon pensioners?

Fuck em, and let them riot.


Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 12:48 PM (kOpft)


Seconded. What are they going to do? Not show up for work? Oh the horror...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:49 PM (A3KYX)

325 For years I was a member of the 'Four Stoke Singles' club.
The motto, 'Keep it Simple, Keep It Single'. Got the t-shirt.
Heh. Here are some more contemporary shirts: https://tinyurl.com/yd43w7ao
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 12:45 PM (mLizQ)


I have a co-worker who would love one of those. Transplanted Arizona/Utah desert rat.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:50 PM (t+qrx)

326 One day I will buy a mini-USB keyboard so I can type on a standard desktop keyboard while posting on my tablet.

and then I will look into the bluetooth mouse . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:44 PM (WyVLE)

Mine is on the way, It was somehow deemed by Amazon important enough to ship relatively fast. For now, I'm using the handwriting to text capability, which is pretty good.

Posted by: chique d' Epstein didn't off hisself at April 25, 2020 12:50 PM (9hauA)

327
Are they dragging in fainting couches?
Posted by: A dude in MI at April 25, 2020 12:41 PM (/6GbT)

No, but the Snews and Free Pravda are reporting dutifully for the Democrats.

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:51 PM (9UmRs)

328 She is in health care and refuses to wear one in the store. I raised her right...

Posted by: clutch

Masks are the new NPR Tote Bag.
Posted by: Seal the deal

That would make an awesome YouTube video, making a panic mask from an NPR tote

Posted by: Jean at April 25, 2020 12:51 PM (B7KlG)

329 desert rat.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:50 PM (t+qrx)



The Desert Fox: Not them again

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 12:51 PM (A3KYX)

330 If left unchecked, dangerous gauss buildup can disrupt the entire space-time continuum!
Posted by: Cicero
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I have the equations that demonstrate that.

Posted by: Maxwell at April 25, 2020 12:51 PM (830x5)

331
I have the equations that demonstrate that.
Posted by: Maxwell


Sure, but put away that silver hammer.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 25, 2020 12:53 PM (ZejZP)

332 As long as Fatty Kim isn't dead he can still run the country

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If he's in a vegetative state he's doing less damage to his country than ours is doing to us.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 12:53 PM (kOpft)

333 See, this is another thing that makes no sense. If masks are so important in containing the corona, why the 5-day delay?
Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 12:21 PM (lwiT4)

So that you have 5 days to be unable to buy them at the store.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 12:53 PM (miJU3)

334 I've got a terminal emulator that literally emulates a CRT terminal - adjustable setting for convex glass, flicker, redraw, phosphor fade, all that. It has a menu command for "degauss".
Posted by: hogmartin


De gaus in Fwance
Grows mainly with you plants

Burma shave

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:53 PM (ZCiJZ)

335 Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:46 PM

Under the new rules, inside stores with a mask. I'm not wearing one either.

Is it you looking for the Honda XR650L? I'm trying to find a Suzuki DR650.

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:55 PM (9UmRs)

336 260 Has everyone seen the Info that came Exonerating Mike Flynn??

Nope. Link? Or summary?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:35 PM (Dhht7)


Ace did about a mile on it yesterday.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:55 PM (A8qw5)

337 he is just catching up to states that had that in place. like Texas.
Posted by: runner


Yeah, Shibumi and I had to stand in line to get into Home Depot last Sunday. And the Home Depot employees are pretty embarrassed by the whole thing.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:56 PM (ZCiJZ)

338 I've got a terminal emulator that literally emulates a CRT terminal - adjustable setting for convex glass, flicker, redraw, phosphor fade, all that. It has a menu command for "degauss".
Posted by: hogmartin
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Amber? Green, B/W? I'm sure, yes. I kinda miss the amber crt's.

Posted by: Maxwell at April 25, 2020 12:56 PM (830x5)

339 County, comically, declares masks required outdoors (??!!) starting May 1. WTF? I predict little compliance. The enforcement of the idiotic beach rules (can't lie down, can't sit!) could be entertaining, too.

Masks are close to irrelevant for any but the infected and strongly symptomatic. But from an idiotic populace that allows itself to be ripped off and beclowned with "climate change" nonsense, scientific illiteracy is to be expected.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 12:56 PM (El6T/)

340
If he's in a vegetative state he's doing less damage to his country than ours is doing to us.
Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 12:53 PM (kOpft)


The damage was done a long time ago, but I agree with the premise.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Fs5vw)

341 Co-worker mentioned her parents each got their Trumpbucks checks. Her father passed away last year. Her mom this year.

She's debating how to proceed.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Dhht7)

342 Is it you looking for the Honda XR650L? I'm trying to find a Suzuki DR650.
Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 12:55 PM (9UmRs)


Not actively looking. But I wouldn't turn one down.

A co-worker and his extended family have had about three DRZ400s on their farms for the last 20 years or more. I'm more of a TW200 guy (i.e. not particularly tall).

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:59 PM (t+qrx)

343 For those of you have discovered the debilitating flaw in Win10 and all the freaking addons: it may be real

The decline of usability

https://datagubbe.se/decusab/

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 12:59 PM (WyVLE)

344 Ace did about a mile on it yesterday.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 12:55
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So, when did reading the content become a thing? Is this a new virus requirement at the HQ?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:59 PM (Dhht7)

345 No, I'm talking about marketplace forces. Not business owners waiting for government to tell them what to do, but business owners having their customers dictate what they do.

It's not the same thing.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:25 PM (hku12)


And where are the customers getting their information? Who has been the main source of the fear? Who has acted way out of proportion in response to what amounts to a seasonal virus?

All I'm saying is that our right of individual choice has been taken away from us. I'd be texting from the IHOP right now if it were up to me. And I know a lot of people that would be sitting there with me.
Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 12:49 PM (Fs5vw)


I know you are angry that Americans seem to have bought into this thing of allowing government to tell us what to do, and I get that.

It's disconcerting at the very least.

However, I think maybe it's going to be more important how we move forward from here. This thing was unprecedented, and it's possible... just possible, Americans are going to figure out exactly what you want us to, which is that we can't trust government, and we shouldn't just bend the knee to their diktats.

So I've chosen to remain hopeful. People sometimes rise to the occasion, and we'll see if they do here.

If they don't and the government over-reachers figure out how easily controllable we all are, then it's lights out.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:59 PM (hku12)

346 Gerald Ford to visit Kim, film at 11 or so.

Posted by: klaftern at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (RuIsu)

347 IRS follies. Finally getting a sign of life from the website, when trying to find out "status" of Trumpbucks.

It helpfully suggested, if I wanted direct deposit, to fill out the form.

The form is rejected as not matching "the information the IRS has". Um. I'm using *their* info - I overpaid last year, got a refund (with interest) - so I have a form with all the relevant numbers - THEIR numbers.

A thing of beauty, really.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (El6T/)

348 Afternoon all

Made a commissary run. Better stocked than usual

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (nRk/c)

349 Yeah, Shibumi and I had to stand in line to get into Home Depot last Sunday. And the Home Depot employees are pretty embarrassed by the whole thing.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:56 PM (ZCiJZ)

Yes, it is embarrassing. Encourages various assholes assume policing authority they don't have on top of everything else.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (zr5Kq)

350 Amber? Green, B/W? I'm sure, yes. I kinda miss the amber crt's.
Posted by: Maxwell at April 25, 2020 12:56 PM (830x5)


Full control over the colors and typefaces, so you can make it look like a PC AT or a VT52 or a C64 if you want.

https://tinyurl.com/qq549fp

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (t+qrx)

351 Now Whitmer the Ice Witch has instructed that we are to wear one at all times, and that even a handkerchief or old t-shirt is sufficient.

I'm starting to wonder if these people might not be terribly smart at all.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM

Hey, Hogmartin! (which spellcheck insists is hog martini - very fancy!)

The worst part has been watching loved ones who defend her. The new thing now is "OMG! You could always get seeds. Why were they protesting about seeds!" (It wasn't about seeds, of course.) But mostly it's that she's a brave woman who was sexually assaulted and had an abortion, so there. And also, she's a brave woman who has women sidekicks. And she's brave.

I have been loving the mask-wearing thing the last week because I no longer feel like a freak for wearing one to cope with seasonal allergies. Ha ha.

But for indoors, the local quilting club and another group made a ton for my workplace. It doesn't filter as well, but it's stylish. /sarcasm

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (/+bwe)

352 *to assume

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 01:01 PM (zr5Kq)

353 I built a WERA F-3 bike based on a Suzuki GN-400. Looked somewhat like this, no headlight, of course, clip-ons, rear-sets, and full fairing from A Ducati F1 750.
https://tinyurl.com/y978of7n

Posted by: Maxwell at April 25, 2020 01:01 PM (hnA3K)

354 Oops. /Maxwell

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:01 PM (hnA3K)

355 Suzuki GT750 for the win...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 25, 2020 01:02 PM (7s3Gx)

356 Indian entrepreneurs cashing in on the face mask bonanza:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y92kplyf

Posted by: IrishEi at April 25, 2020 01:02 PM (sGotD)

357 I saw some asshat wearing a mask in a convertible mustang with top down. It was one of those 4 or 6 cylinder ex rental douchebag cars.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at April 25, 2020 01:02 PM (JFO2v)

358 Also, good to hear dead people are getting their Virus Bonus Debt-Fueled Lottery Winnings, while eligible living people using IRS numbers are unable to expedite theirs!

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:02 PM (El6T/)

359 The worst part has been watching loved ones who defend her. The new thing now is "OMG! You could always get seeds. Why were they protesting about seeds!" (It wasn't about seeds, of course.) But mostly it's that she's a brave woman who was sexually assaulted and had an abortion, so there. And also, she's a brave woman who has women sidekicks. And she's brave.

She'll be perfect for the next Star Wars movie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 25, 2020 01:03 PM (NWiLs)

360 The worst part has been watching loved ones who defend her. The new thing now is "OMG! You could always get seeds. Why were they protesting about seeds!" (It wasn't about seeds, of course.)
Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (/+bwe)


Try substituting "abortions" for "seeds". See how they feel about that.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:03 PM (t+qrx)

361 Trash hauling is secure in a pandemic.

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Trash hauling is not only secure, but apparently recycling has gone the way of xe pronouns and cloth shopping bags.

Dump it all in the same truck, but keep charging the fees.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:03 PM (IwDj9)

362 Suzuki GT750 for the win...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent
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Water Buffalo!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:03 PM (hnA3K)

363 Some wizened Karen scrawled on the opinion page of our local "news" paper that "the lack of masks on the Poudre rail is disheartening and dangerous."

This mindset is far more dangerous than the Wuhan Lung Butter. Pisses me off how so many people simply say "d'uh, okay" when told to do something pointless.

This shutdown was way too easy for the powers that be. Next time what will it look like?

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (x8Wzq)

364 341 Co-worker mentioned her parents each got their Trumpbucks checks. Her father passed away last year. Her mom this year.

She's debating how to proceed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Dhht7)

cash the muthas!!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (JFO2v)

365 Co-worker mentioned her parents each got their Trumpbucks checks. Her father passed away last year. Her mom this year.

She's debating how to proceed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Dhht7)


Hard copies of checks? I'd say hold onto them, keep them somewhere safe. Obviously don't try to cash them.

The government has a long reach when it comes to getting their money back, sometimes years after the fact.

I'd suggest holding them, just because trying to send them back now lends itself to a challenge of what happens when the govie says they didn't get 'em.

I'm sure there are tons of these things happening all over, and eventually, in a year or two, they'll come up with an answer then. So if she's got the checks now, she might as well wait until they do.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (hku12)

366 had to enter all my bank account information. Then I got that message 'can not determine' message. I kept going back to "Get My Check" until I got a message saying that I would get a deposit into my bank account.
Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 12:08 PM (lwiT4)

so re-entering all the info from scratch?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (G546f)

367 trail, not rail.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (x8Wzq)

368 Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:59 PM

Fortnine has a good YouTube review on the TW200. His channel is great.

I want the bike to be air cooled and carbureted because of the impending EMP.

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (9UmRs)

369 I'm old enough to remember when masks were something that we were told not to wear, because benighted illiterate backwoods stump-toothed troglodytes like us were too rock-stupid to figure out how to wear them (around the chin and neck, if Congress' example is to be believed), and wearing one meant one less mask available for a hyper-evolved super experty expert to wear while they do important things.

Now Whitmer the Ice Witch has instructed that we are to wear one at all times, and that even a handkerchief or old t-shirt is sufficient.

I'm starting to wonder if these people might not be terribly smart at all.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 12:27 PM (t+qrx)

The Surgeon General was asked this at a briefing the other day, why was it not of value a month ago and today it is.

His answer was that the info in the beginning of the pandemic was that people who were infected with the virus showed obvious symptoms and wearing a mask was not as good a preventative from spreading diseases as having the person self quarantine ,i.e. you didn't want the person in the public at all. As time has gone on, the amount of asymptomatic infections has become apparent, and so masks may help to prevent the spread when asymptomatic individuals are going out into the public as they have no idea that they could be infective.

Plus, he admitted, N95 masks needed to be saved for health care workers.

I have zero issues with wearing a facemask to prevent me from spreading Covid asymptomatically. I still say they should have encouraged mask wearing right off the bat, but they didn't and I'm not going to be so self righteous as to punish them and anyone I'm around by blatantly refusing such a small gesture of protection in a "told you they were wrong" attitude.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (7zB87)

370 We are mask mandatory at work, I just do the bandito handkerchief. effective?, probably not, compliant and more comfortable?yep

Posted by: A dude in MI at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (/6GbT)

371 This is a great idea!

https://tinyurl.com/yapmypvb

Posted by: Tami at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (cF8AT)

372 Trash hauling is secure in a pandemic.
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They've reduced collection days of yard waste here. At a time when people are doing more yardwork/pruning than ever. Stacks of brush everywhere.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (hnA3K)

373 Fortnine has a good YouTube review on the TW200. His channel is great.
Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 01:04 PM (9UmRs)


I like that channel. The guy's got some clever phrases and good production values. I'll check that one out, I don't remember seeing it.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:06 PM (t+qrx)

374 I want the bike to be air cooled and carbureted because of the impending EMP.
Posted by: clutch
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Better look for battery/coil/points ignition, in that case.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:06 PM (WD9ZA)

375 Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (/+bwe)

NitWhitler has admitted to having an abortion?

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 01:07 PM (9UmRs)

376

Oh Mandy well
You came and you gave without taking
But I sent you away
Oh, Mandy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 25, 2020 01:07 PM (aKsyK)

377 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 25, 2020 01:07 PM (arJlL)

378 Perhaps you all would enjoy my podcast. After all, I am a principled conservative and a celebrity in many circles of movers and shakers.

Posted by: Mona Charen at April 25, 2020 01:07 PM (4Ipng)

379 Suzuki RE5!

Posted by: klaftern at April 25, 2020 01:08 PM (RuIsu)

380 She's debating how to proceed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Dhht7)

Go to an IRS office and say, "Hey, my parents are dead. Got these. What do?"

Committing fraud will have the Man so far up her ass she'll be singing Like A Virgin till the end of her days.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 01:08 PM (u8n08)

381 Everybody at the Commissary, customers and staff, are all very nice and friendly. No tension. Of course the MPs walking around helps

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 25, 2020 01:08 PM (nRk/c)

382 So this Texas Tribune poll of TX is interesting.


Trump gets 16% of black vote.


40%(!) Of Latino vote, Biden gets 50%.


And Trump only leads by 5 overall?


Sure Jan.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:09 PM (sQq+E)

383 Hard copies of checks? I'd say hold onto them, keep them somewhere safe. Obviously don't try to cash them.

The government has a long reach when it comes to getting their money back, sometimes years after the fact.

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And zero concern for the money spent pursuing it since it's all free taxpayer dollars paying them.

See also: Letter telling you census is coming, letter with census, letter reminding you to fill out census that isn't due for another month, additional letter reminding you about census that you received, letter thanking you for filling out census.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:09 PM (IwDj9)

384 She's debating how to proceed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Dhht7)


Are they probates still open? Is there still an estate? Hand them to the executor as "newly discovered assets"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 01:09 PM (WyVLE)

385 Home Run Inn deluxe pizza for lunch.

Delicious!.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 01:09 PM (Z+IKu)

386 Yeah, Shibumi and I had to stand in line to get into Home Depot last Sunday. And the Home Depot employees are pretty embarrassed by the whole thing.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at April 25, 2020 12:56 PM (ZCiJZ)

Home Despot here in AJ has the line-up thing. Lowes doesn't. Guess who is getting my business now?

And Wally World has the setup for lines, but there has never been a line-up when I have gone there.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 01:09 PM (miJU3)

387 When are the citizens of Michigan going to cry out "WOLVERINE!!"?

Posted by: LaDontra'Tran Roosevelt Jefferson at April 25, 2020 01:10 PM (flINI)

388
Better look for battery/coil/points ignition, in that case.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:06 PM (WD9ZA)

Very true. I need to go to about 1970, eh?

Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 01:10 PM (9UmRs)

389 341 Co-worker mentioned her parents each got their Trumpbucks checks. Her father passed away last year. Her mom this year.

She's debating how to proceed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 12:57 PM (Dhht7)

cash the muthas!!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at April 25, 2020 01:04
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They were direct deposited. She's on her Mom's account and still has it open for clearing up Mom's estate.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:10 PM (Dhht7)

390 Suzuki RE5!
Posted by: klaftern
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Pfft!

Posted by: Hercules/DKW W-2000 at April 25, 2020 01:10 PM (WD9ZA)

391 Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 01:00 PM (/+bwe)

Try substituting "abortions" for "seeds". See how they feel about that.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:03 PM (t+qrx)


Yep. That's one of the big complaints Governor Parson Weems is getting in Missouri.

Nowhere to get a convenient abortion done.

Try Illinois, douchebags. Missouri abattoirs are closed. Moose out front shoulda toldya.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:10 PM (hku12)

392 @341,

It's based on tax returns. I got a check for my late husband too. It's not a mistake.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 25, 2020 01:11 PM (Lqy/e)

393 So one of the new anal banging drugs I see is only for men.

The label at bottom says it has not been tested on people the were assign to be female at birth.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at April 25, 2020 01:11 PM (JFO2v)

394
Very true. I need to go to about 1970, eh?
Posted by: clutch
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Probably a bit later. Honda CB-750's used points/coil into mid-late 70's. Needs research.

Posted by: Hercules/DKW W-2000 at April 25, 2020 01:12 PM (WZ5i4)

395 80 Spring cleaning day yesterday, and finished this morning.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, watching the kulak businesses dying at April 25, 2020 11:42 AM (NVYyb)

That was fast.

Posted by: m at April 25, 2020 01:12 PM (wI2mw)

396 I have zero issues with wearing a facemask to prevent me from spreading Covid asymptomatically. I still say they should have encouraged mask wearing right off the bat, but they didn't and I'm not going to be so self righteous as to punish them and anyone I'm around by blatantly refusing such a small gesture of protection in a "told you they were wrong" attitude.
Posted by: Jen the original at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (7zB87)


This is worth knowing, and I hadn't heard that. I still question whether there is any value in an asymptomatic person wearing a potentially ineffective mask in the first place.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:12 PM (t+qrx)

397 381 ..... Of course the MPs walking around helps
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 25, 2020 01:08 PM (nRk/c)
-------------------------------
Oh yeah.
Long, long ago I went from teaching in center-city Philadelphia to teaching at a penitentiary. I felt ( and undoubtedly WAS) much, much safer in the clink.
Two armed guards in every classroom, for starters!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 25, 2020 01:13 PM (M/9m0)

398 They've reduced collection days of yard waste here. At a time when people are doing more yardwork/pruning than ever. Stacks of brush everywhere.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (hnA3K)

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Yep. Our daughters teacher sent home an Earth Day themed writing assignment asking about how emissions have lowered since the virus has kept everyone home. We're having a lot of fun compiling a list of ways energy usage has increased, and how the engines without catalytic converters are seeing a lot more use right now, and how lots of yard waste is being burned that wouldn't have been if we were at work and not using so much more electricity at home.

Our hypothesis is that yes, fewer cars are driving, but overall emissions have greatly increased, and it's the worse ones.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:13 PM (IwDj9)

399 82 I love the idea of . . . Great humiliation
Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 11:43 AM (z0XD

?

Posted by: m at April 25, 2020 01:13 PM (wI2mw)

400 @TheBabylonBee

Baptists Delighted They Can Now Wear Masks At Liquor Store

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 25, 2020 01:14 PM (ZejZP)

401 Amazonas 1600.

Posted by: klaftern at April 25, 2020 01:14 PM (RuIsu)

402 NitWhitler has admitted to having an abortion?
Posted by: clutch at April 25, 2020 01:07 PM

No. It's what her defenders are saying. She revealed in 2014 that she had been sexually assaulted and used it as a hammer to insist all insurance coverage should include abortion as a basic care.

Her supporters put the two together, with their brilliant deductive skills.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 01:14 PM (/+bwe)

403 Gardening Thread is up.

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 01:14 PM (u8n08)

404 >>They've reduced collection days of yard waste here. At a time when people are doing more yardwork/pruning than ever. Stacks of brush everywhere.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (hnA3K)

We burned ours. Lots of people were. Then voila! Yard was opened. Mon-sat. which is more days than the usual 2 per week!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 25, 2020 01:16 PM (Z/jzm)

405 Yep. That's one of the big complaints Governor Parson Weems is getting in Missouri.

Nowhere to get a convenient abortion done.

Try Illinois, douchebags. Missouri abattoirs are closed. Moose out front shoulda toldya.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:10
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Drove by the one on Forest Park Ave in STL 10 days ago and they had big banner out saying they're still open for biz killings.

Weird thing though. First time I've never seen protesters outside. Guess the virus-fear kept them away.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:16 PM (Dhht7)

406 No. It's what her defenders are saying. She revealed in 2014 that she had been sexually assaulted and used it as a hammer to insist all insurance coverage should include abortion as a basic care.

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Why would someone who was sexually assaulted need an abortion?

You know it happened. You have a "morning after" pill as you're at the hospital speaking to police and pressing charges. The end.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:16 PM (IwDj9)

407 Were there any Diesel bikes?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 25, 2020 01:17 PM (aKsyK)

408 Jen it's not exactly as you describe. I don't think they've done even preliminary research on the actual probability of transmission by other than very strong symptoms (deep cough), but there's no reason to think it's any different than for other bugs (very very low, verging on zero in most situations).

So, other than in prolonged close and confined quarters (and even then), the whole mask thing (for asymptomatic - symptomatics obviously should be hiding themselves away if possible) is a "just in case" measure that falls well outside the reasonable.

Hygiene theater. Indulging people is polite and fine, I plan just to get away from anyone who worries about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:18 PM (El6T/)

409 We burned ours. Lots of people were. Then voila! Yard was opened. Mon-sat. which is more days than the usual 2 per week!

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Ha. Thanks for this specific example. I hadn't considered that unintended consequence on emissions.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:18 PM (IwDj9)

410 >>>Only so many people can be allowed in at once. Fcking ridiculous
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 11:51 AM (A3KYX)


Government Brayns. Less people in the store = fewer checkers and longer check out lines.

Let's all stand in line together and breathe each others air.

That's what I saw at Home Depo yesterday.
I retreated.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 01:18 PM (A8qw5)

411 82 I love the idea of . . . Great humiliation
Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 11:43 AM (z0XD

?
Posted by: m at April 25, 2020 01:13 PM (wI2mw)



?

Is that you Joe Biden?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:18 PM (z0XD8)

412 370 We are mask mandatory at work, I just do the bandito handkerchief. effective?, probably not, compliant and more comfortable?yep
Posted by: A dude in MI at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (/6GbT)


My work has forced masks on us. I've refused to comply. Boss hasn't said a word. I think these political and corporate tyrants are afraid of people who say, NO.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 01:19 PM (Fs5vw)

413 I left a 6 figure job at one of the leading Cloud services providers on Feb 25. Only to have my new higher paying job at their competition evaporate due to a hiring freeze.

I don't expect to be back to work until July or August.

However, a frugal lifestyle and a good savings plan have left me in good shape to weather the storm.

I suppose I am greatfull to my mentors for teaching me to plan ahead for I am in a lot better shape than many people in the same position.

Posted by: Schmuckatelli at April 25, 2020 01:20 PM (lhq0R)

414 Were there any Diesel bikes?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 25, 2020 01:17 PM (aKsyK)


The USMC (maybe others) have a KLR650 that can run on diesel.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:20 PM (t+qrx)

415 Were there any Diesel bikes?

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Military so far as I know. Probably a bunch outside of the US, but we're dumbasses who don't like efficiency and would prefer to pretend batteries are a viable alternative to something that gets great MPG and lasts 500K miles.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:20 PM (IwDj9)

416 I've been wracking my brain trying to think of a cast for Insomniac's new female SW with Whitmer as the brave, strong, brave, heroic, and brave lead.

Non-governor Abrams as Landelle Calreesan. Hillary as Jedi Master Felona Kr'otchetee.

Who else?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at April 25, 2020 01:20 PM (/+bwe)

417 We are mask mandatory at work, I just do the bandito handkerchief. effective?, probably not, compliant and more comfortable?yep
Posted by: A dude in MI at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (/6GbT)

I bought some masks, that are more accurately, headbands.

Compliant? You betcha. Effective? Only at fogging up my glasses.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:21 PM (hku12)

418 Posted by: Jen the original at April 25, 2020 01:05 PM (7zB87)

You going to do that every flu season?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:21 PM (2DOZq)

419 341 Co-worker mentioned her parents each got their Trumpbucks checks. Her father passed away last year. Her mom this year.

She's debating how to proceed.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA

Cash it.
Her parents paid their taxes, I don't mind the stimulus going to the heir

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:21 PM (G546f)

420 Yep. Our daughters teacher sent home an Earth Day themed writing assignment asking about how emissions have lowered since the virus has kept everyone home...

Our hypothesis is that yes, fewer cars are driving, but overall emissions have greatly increased, and it's the worse ones.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19
--------------------------------
Heh. You're a good dad! I remember having fun with my kids assignments.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:22 PM (Dhht7)

421 Jen it's not exactly as you describe. I don't think they've done even preliminary research on the actual probability of transmission by other than very strong symptoms (deep cough), but there's no reason to think it's any different than for other bugs (very very low, verging on zero in most situations).

So, other than in prolonged close and confined quarters (and even then), the whole mask thing (for asymptomatic - symptomatics obviously should be hiding themselves away if possible) is a "just in case" measure that falls well outside the reasonable.

Hygiene theater. Indulging people is polite and fine, I plan just to get away from anyone who worries about it.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:18 PM (El6T/)


Yup. It's theater. And my reasoning for buying and wearing "masks" in the grocery store has to do with not wanting to have that confrontation with a Karen or anyone else.

It's not about my safety. It's about theirs, and the threat to them is not the virus.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:24 PM (hku12)

422 Better look for battery/coil/points ignition, in that case.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc.,etc. at April 25, 2020 01:06 PM (WD9ZA)

Magneto FTW. Needs no battery.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 01:24 PM (miJU3)

423 Compliant? You betcha. Effective? Only at fogging up my glasses.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:21 PM (hku12)

My home county issued that stupid mask order.

I got a cool one, by the way. The design has a bunch of dollar bills.

Anyway, i wear my glasses low on my nose so it just fights for space. Glasses win. A guy has to be able to see!

Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 01:24 PM (u8n08)

424 Masks stole both Earf Day and my childhood.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (EgshT)

425 "The current executive order will expire May 1, at which time an order with some modifications will take effect.

Masks will be mandatory for all residents above the age of 2, who can medically tolerate a face covering, when in a public place, the governor said."

He said the rules might be changed back to March April rules, if people are not obeying (his dictates) ... which makes me think there are no fines or arrests for the disobedient. But they don't want to say that ...

Posted by: illiniwek at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (Cus5s)

426 This USS Roosevelt/Capt. Crozier thing is crazy.

Can't wait to see the reasoning behind Navy's reco of reinstatement.

How in the wide wide world of sports do you effectively endorse violating opsec *and* chain of command, for CO of a major asset?

Gotta be good.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (El6T/)

427 Magneto FTW. Needs no battery.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 01:24 PM (miJU3)


What about Titanium Man?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (yiFcV)

428 You going to do that every flu season?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:21 PM (2DOZq)

flu doesn't spread asymptomatically
pretty sure that's one of the traits they selected for in the Wuhan biolab
As well as tge random.nature if who gets it bad

fuckers just got the lethality a bit wrong
so, anyway, I mask up here in Pennsylvaistan

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (G546f)

429 Went to Wal-Mart this morning, and get this, scored a 12-pack of Charmin mega-rolls! (Not my usual brand, but who cares? It's TP!) One-way aisles now (mostly ignored, this being Texas). Half or slightly under of customers wearing masks, which were mostly under the nose. I didn't bother with mine, though I would have if I'd had to wear it to get Mr. Empire's prescriptions.

This is a small house with very limited storage capacity, but I'm going to figure some way to stash extra TP an canned goods in case the gummint gets stupid again during regular flu season.

Posted by: Empire1 at April 25, 2020 01:26 PM (2XFIe)

430 Heh. You're a good dad! I remember having fun with my kids assignments.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:22 PM (Dhht7)

--

We're trying really hard to get them to understand how actual science works and how there are always, always tradeoffs/costs in everything. It's just where you want to pay it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:27 PM (IwDj9)

431 Yep. That's one of the big complaints Governor Parson Weems is getting in Missouri.

Nowhere to get a convenient abortion done.

Try Illinois, douchebags. Missouri abattoirs are closed. Moose out front shoulda toldya.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:10
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Drove by the one on Forest Park Ave in STL 10 days ago and they had big banner out saying they're still open for biz killings.

Weird thing though. First time I've never seen protesters outside. Guess the virus-fear kept them away.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:16 PM (Dhht7)


Hmmm, I know the one.

It's still open??

Then what the heck are the harpies complaining about? I was told Parsons ordered them closed.

Disinformation, in this case, is the likely answer. Not misinformation.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:27 PM (hku12)

432 Were there any Diesel bikes?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 25, 2020 01:17 PM (aKsyK)

Still are, AFAIK. Made in India, I think. Let me go look.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 01:29 PM (miJU3)

433 Masks will be mandatory for all residents above the age of 2, who can medically tolerate a face covering, when in a public place, the governor said.

--

"Everyone who is compromised or a concerned population is hereby ordered to remain at home and only leave the house for emergencies, and when leaving their homes they are hereby ordered to wear gloves and masks."

Ha. Just kidding. Two year olds, wear your masks.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:29 PM (IwDj9)

434

flu doesn't spread asymptomatically
pretty sure that's one of the traits they selected for in the Wuhan biolab
As well as tge random.nature if who gets it bad


Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (G546f)


And where have you gotten this information?

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 01:29 PM (Fs5vw)

435 I went to the store and was amazed at all the old farts wearing masks who should know better.

Old and stupid is no way to go thru the China Flu.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 01:30 PM (Z+IKu)

436 And where have you gotten this information?
Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 01:29 PM (Fs5vw)

deductive logic
great leaps of logic and wild guesses

we are basically waiting for WuFlu version 4.1 I'm guessing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:31 PM (G546f)

437 "Everyone who is compromised or a concerned
population is hereby ordered to remain at home and only leave the house
for emergencies, and when leaving their homes they are hereby ordered to
wear gloves and masks."





Emergency! Emergency! Everyone to get from streets


Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 01:31 PM (yiFcV)

438 44 years ago today.

https://tinyurl.com/y4ccs6mt

Posted by: JackStraw at April 25, 2020 01:31 PM (ZLI7S)

439 Hmmm, I know the one.

It's still open??

Then what the heck are the harpies complaining about? I was told Parsons ordered them closed.

Disinformation, in this case, is the likely answer. Not misinformation.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:27 PM
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Parsons did order them closed. They got an injunction. Don't know current status of the litigation. Maybe they're just open for mammograms? /

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:32 PM (Dhht7)

440 Married With Children was long ago but still remember Al's multi roll tp built in dispenser.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 01:32 PM (ZCEU2)

441 Compliant? You betcha. Effective? Only at fogging up my glasses.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:21 PM (hku12)

My home county issued that stupid mask order.

I got a cool one, by the way. The design has a bunch of dollar bills.

Anyway, i wear my glasses low on my nose so it just fights for space. Glasses win. A guy has to be able to see!
Posted by: Robert at April 25, 2020 01:24 PM (u8n0


Ha! They're not actually mandatory here.

My thing is, my son has Down's Syndrome, and while he inherited my immune system, which means he almost never gets sick, and neither of us have had anything like the flu in years, my fear is someone is going to confront me if we're out, and he's not masked.

My fear is I will put my fist through their mask, and I really don't want a felony attempted murder charge on my record.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:32 PM (hku12)

442 Hmmm, I know the one.

It's still open??

Then what the heck are the harpies complaining about? I was told Parsons ordered them closed.

Disinformation, in this case, is the likely answer. Not misinformation.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:27 PM
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Parsons did order them closed. They got an injunction. Don't know current status of the litigation. Maybe they're just open for mammograms? /
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:32 PM (Dhht7)


I see. I would wonder then, with the protesters not being there, maybe that does mean they're not killing babies at the moment.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:34 PM (hku12)

443 Seven best Diesel motorcycles:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb286qkk

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 01:35 PM (miJU3)

444 BurtTC or at minimum the dentist bill

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 01:35 PM (ZCEU2)

445 vmom - pretty sure several viruses spread asymptomatically, including common colds and flus.

But not *via airborne means*. Tactile (thus the hands-washing being key). You're not yet coughing, you could still be spreading that cold you're about to realize you have.

There's a few wheels turning here - "viral load", the actual quantity of virus, as well as the vitality of said bugs, is important in actually achieving infection. So just breathing may not produce much risk of transmission. Deep cough projecting droplets - another matter (reducing risk from this is why masks are generally worn).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:35 PM (El6T/)

446 Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (G546f)

Where's the proof Coronavirus spreads from non symptomatic people? And besides , why wouldn't you do it during flu season if you want to do it now?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (2DOZq)

447 44 years ago today.



https://tinyurl.com/y4ccs6mt

Posted by: JackStraw at April 25, 2020 01:31 PM (ZLI7S)


Rick Monday you made a great play. Still awesome. I loved it when Scully said, There's an animal loose

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (yiFcV)

448 RE: Biden & Kavanaugh:

As recently as 3 months ago, Lieawatha was still telling her fans that she planned to impeach Justice Kavanaugh, based on "new information" about Blasey Ford's accusations.

I wonder if Liz thinks there's still an appetite for that among DEMs?

Posted by: mnw at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (Cssks)

449 She's debating how to proceed. 
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 202


No debate.

Return the money.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:37 PM (sQq+E)

450 I went to the store and was amazed at all the old farts wearing masks who should know better.

Old and stupid is no way to go thru the China Flu.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 01:30
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I saw more masks last week, than this week at the grocers. I go 6-8a when it's mostly old farts.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:37 PM (Dhht7)

451 Two year olds, wear your masks.

I refuse to comply. Eff them sideways with a junior pineapple.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at April 25, 2020 01:37 PM (EgshT)

452 Where's the proof Coronavirus spreads from non symptomatic people? And besides , why wouldn't you do it during flu season if you want to do it now?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (2DOZq)

I thought it was established that it could spread from pre-symptomatic people

afaik flu don't spread until you get the fever though

could be wrong

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:37 PM (G546f)

453 Just spent a half hour setting up my unemployment debit card, and logged out but think I did get a $600 bonus for being a person alive or some reason.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 01:38 PM (ZCEU2)

454 BurtTC or at minimum the dentist bill
Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 01:35 PM (ZCEU2)


And my hand. I've hit some hard heads before. Legitimately believing I did more damage to myself than I did to them.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:41 PM (hku12)

455 I'm guessing millions of stimulus deposits landed in deceased persons accts. I'm also guessing millions of deposits were rejected due to closed accounts. Etc, Etc. They are never going to be able to untangle the mess. I would leave the money in the account for a year. By then she will know whether it needs to be returned or no. To try to do anything about it at this time would be futile. There is so much money being handed out they don't have a clue.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at April 25, 2020 01:41 PM (KSBDE)

456 44 years ago today.

https://tinyurl.com/y4ccs6mt

Posted by: JackStraw at April 25, 2020 01:31
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Thanks for sharing that. God bless America.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:41 PM (Dhht7)

457 Pretty sure you're risking a felony and possible IRS audit if you keep money sent to dead people by the feds.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:42 PM (sQq+E)

458 afaik flu don't spread until you get the fever though

could be wrong


A quick check of the internet says influenza typically has a 1-4 day incubation period with most adults being able to infect others about a day before symptoms appear and up to 5-7 days after.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 25, 2020 01:43 PM (7s3Gx)

459 Masks will be mandatory for all residents above the age of 2, who can
medically tolerate a face covering, when in a public place, the governor
said.




I self identify as a one year old

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 01:43 PM (yiFcV)

460 To try to do anything about it at this time would be futile. There is so much money being handed out they don't have a clue.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at April 25, 2020 01:41 PM
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That's what I told her.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:44 PM (Dhht7)

461 Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:25 PM (G546f)

Where's the proof Coronavirus spreads from non symptomatic people? And besides , why wouldn't you do it during flu season if you want to do it now?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (2DOZq)



Oh, good grief. Do a little reading.

It's called the prodromal stage, when the virus numbers are ramping up but before they're in sufficient numbers to cause symptoms.

This shit isn't magic...Alakazam! You have the flu!

It's a common feature of just about every known virus.

In the case, of Kung Paw Lung, coughing, sneezing, hell, even toilet flushing will create enough aerosol to be contagious from non-symptomatic carriers.

Masks definitely will help, if worn correctly, against aerosol loaded with virus.

This isn't even an argument.

Cosplay the resistance if you wish but for fuck's sake, at least know what you're talking about.

Yeeesh.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:44 PM (z0XD8)

462 Haven't seen hide nor hair of my $1200 gub'mint mask allowance. For that matter, haven't seen my tax refund yet. Maybe the giant, rusty gears of bureaucracy have truly ground to a halt.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 25, 2020 01:44 PM (EgshT)

463 You're only allowed to keep money if your family hasn't paid taxes in generations.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Bad news. We're up to 0.0% dead from COVID-19 at April 25, 2020 01:45 PM (IwDj9)

464 Where's the proof Coronavirus spreads from non symptomatic people? And besides , why wouldn't you do it during flu season if you want to do it now?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (2DOZq)

I thought it was established that it could spread from pre-symptomatic people

afaik flu don't spread until you get the fever though

could be wrong
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:37 PM (G546f)


I believe it's always assumed with any virus, there's going to be viral loads present BEFORE someone is symptomatic, even if it's hours rather than days.

They were doing a worst case scenario with this thing before, and I kinda think they might be right about that, but nobody really knows. In other words, the possible 14 day incubation period, if it's real, no doubt has days of asymptomatic carriers who are shedding virus.

We'll know more, once we get a more accurate count of how many people are/were actually infected. The evidence is growing that there are thousands and maybe millions of asymptomatic people who had it weeks and months ago.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:45 PM (hku12)

465 Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:37 PM (G546f)

If it's 3x as infectious as the flu as they claim then logic tells you that we should have 3x the number of cases as the flu. That number would be somewhere between 45 to 75 million people with the Coronavirus. I just don't see those numbers.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:45 PM (2DOZq)

466 Here's an article on the diesel Kawasaki . It runs on JP-8. That would make diesel from the local station a little thick. It gets 96 mpg at a level 55.

https://tinyurl.com/y7lpk4b5

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 01:48 PM (A8qw5)

467 Wear a mask or don't, doesn't matter. You can't get it unless you buy paint, shop at a garden center, or use an internal combustion engine to power a small watercraft. That's just irrefutable.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:48 PM (t+qrx)

468 Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:44 PM (z0X.

What constantly changing expert report do you suggest I read? Sheesh Karen.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:49 PM (2DOZq)

469 Pretty sure you're risking a felony and possible IRS audit if you keep money sent to dead people by the feds.
Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:42 PM (sQq+E)


In these situations, I doubt they'd pursue prosecution, but I'm damn sure they'll demand the money back.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:50 PM (hku12)

470
Cosplay the resistance if you wish but for fuck's sake, at least know what you're talking about.

Yeeesh.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:44 PM (z0XD


So did you wear a mask during this year's flu season? The year before? And the year before that? And.............

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 01:50 PM (Fs5vw)

471 Wear a mask or don't, doesn't matter. You can't get it unless you buy paint, shop at a garden center, or use an internal combustion engine to power a small watercraft. That's just irrefutable.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:48 PM (t+qrx)


Liar.

You left out playing with your kids in the park.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 01:51 PM (hku12)

472 Invest the $2400 in an S&P 500 mutual fund for now and return the full amount when they request it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 01:51 PM (2sMiU)

473 They were doing a worst case scenario with this thing before, and I
kinda think they might be right about that, but nobody really knows. In
other words, the possible 14 day incubation period, if it's real, no
doubt has days of asymptomatic carriers who are shedding virus.


We'll know more, once we get a more accurate count of how many
people are/were actually infected. The evidence is growing that there
are thousands and maybe millions of asymptomatic people who had it weeks
and months ago.
---

Since we know that asymptomatic infections dwarf symptomatic infections (by a factor of 20 to 80 depending on the study), there must be infections going on to and from them. Or the R0 value for the symptomatic people would have to be in the neighborhood of 100.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 01:53 PM (kOpft)

474 In these situations, I doubt they'd pursue prosecution, but I'm damn sure they'll demand the money back.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020

It's still theft.
I hope people are prosecuted.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:53 PM (sQq+E)

475 So coughing and sneezing is now a sign of being asymptotic. Good to know.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:53 PM (2DOZq)

476 Ha. Coup against the nation, voters, private citizen who is the opposition candidate, and electoral process is fine, but you'd better not keep $1200 after paying taxes for 75 years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 01:54 PM (2sMiU)

477 started watching Extraction

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:55 PM (G546f)

478 I think we've just been masksplained.

Posted by: Arkansas Biden Baby at April 25, 2020 01:55 PM (EgshT)

479 Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:44 PM (z0X.

What constantly changing expert report do you suggest I read? Sheesh Karen.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:49 PM (2DOZq)


Well, Cosplay Joe, any fucking book anywhere at all written within the last 50 years about viruses.

Again this isn't even an argument.

I don't care if you wear a mask or don't. But, face up to reality.

Hell, i rarely wear one outside of work.

But, wish casting about reality is a feature of the libtards. If you're conservative, you ought to be able to exert a little more brainpower than that.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:55 PM (z0XD8)

480 In the beginning the virus was a big scarey unknown.
China refused to let us check it out. More scarey.
The CDC fouled up and contaminated tests causing a one month delay in information.

A call had to be made. Do we go with bravado or do we consider the odds?

PDT understands math better than anyone here, excuse me Jay. And he is smarter than most Americans.

I'm content allowing Trump to make the call.

As far as the local tin-pots stupid provisions, that's a local issue.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 01:56 PM (A8qw5)

481 It's still theft.

I hope people are prosecuted.

---
How is it theft when the IRS sends you the money (aside from the fact that inflation caused by all the money printing we're doing is a form of theft)?

Let the IRS know they fucked up and make copies of any communications you have with them about fixing the situation. If you have a lawyer handy, keep them in the loop.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 01:56 PM (kOpft)

482 started watching Extraction
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 01:55 PM (G546f)


Did they introduce Nevergiveup yet?

Posted by: hogmartin at April 25, 2020 01:57 PM (t+qrx)

483 And once again, from where are we going to be getting these stats. My guess is the CDC.

Good luck with that.

Posted by: Sooner at April 25, 2020 01:57 PM (Fs5vw)

484 Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 01:55 PM (z0XD

Me dumb you so smart. FU.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:57 PM (2DOZq)

485 Ha. Coup against the nation, voters, private citizen who is the opposition candidate, and electoral process is fine, but you'd better not keep $1200 after paying taxes for 75 years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 01:54 PM (2sMiU)

All those involved with the attempted coup deserve sentencing ranging from death to LWOP.


Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:57 PM (sQq+E)

486 Pretty sure you're risking a felony and possible IRS audit if you keep money sent to dead people by the feds.
Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:42 PM (sQq+E)
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How? Gov't dumps Trumpbucks into an account. No rules. No explanations. No phone number. What you gonna do? I'd wait until they contact me concerning their mistake.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:57 PM (Dhht7)

487 The request for the $ 2G back will be in the form of a $25 extra cost in the grocery and every other bill monthly. You don't print trillions and it not show up.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 01:59 PM (ZCEU2)

488 It's still theft.
I hope people are prosecuted.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:53
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You seem nice.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (Dhht7)

489 Tell the authorities someone stole the checks. When they ask for a description tell them the person was wearing a mask.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (2sMiU)

490 Mine went to pay property taxes on the river place, to keep it out of foreclosure. And since I'm still waiting on Social Security to let me draw on my husband's claim (which we talked about over a month ago), I doubt they are going to be checking into anything else any time soon.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (Lqy/e)

491 How is it theft when the IRS sends you the money 

....


If the IRS sends money to dead people and you have access to it and keep the money, it's theft.


The money wasn't sent to you.


It's not yours.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (sQq+E)

492
So coughing and sneezing is now a sign of being asymptotic. Good to know.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 01:53 PM (2DOZq)

Ever clear your throat? Sneeze after looking at a bright light? Had allergies?
There are plenty of reasons that might cause you to do these things while you also are asymptomatically carrying kung flu.
The argument that needs to be made here, I think, is that masks are a waste of effort, and an unnecessary humiliation because kung flu just isn't that dangerous.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

493 Commissar Hrothgar at April 25, 2020 11:31 AM

Saw your post at 8.

Posted by: KT at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (BVQ+1)

494 I'm no lawyer, but I'm betting it's illegal to keep the money when they ask you to return it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (2sMiU)

495 489 Tell the authorities someone stole the checks. When they ask for a description tell them the person was wearing a mask.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (2sMiU)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 25, 2020 02:02 PM (M/9m0)

496 Let the IRS know they fucked up and make copies of any communications you have with them about fixing the situation. If you have a lawyer handy, keep them in the loop.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020

I agree with this.


I wouldn't take possession of it or spend it.


They will demand it back.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 02:03 PM (sQq+E)

497 Ha. Withdraw the $2400 in cash and take it to the local social security office to turn it in.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:03 PM (41rs/)

498 Did they introduce Nevergiveup yet?

Posted by: hogmartin

is he the cute Indian guy?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:03 PM (G546f)

499 I'm betting it's illegal to keep the money when they ask you to return it

Let's not be so hasty.

Posted by: The Bidens at April 25, 2020 02:03 PM (EgshT)

500 RE: $1200 theft:

We generally didn't charge "deceased payee" cases criminally, unless it went on for a long time-- say at least a year. I'm speaking of Social Security checks.

Since most of the slugs who kept their dead mother's checks didn't have a pot to pee in, it was rare to recover the money. I mean, tax refunds would be withheld & applied to the stolen money debt, but... these kind of perpetrators tend to be a bit work shy.

I'm speaking of the district where I worked, but I think other districts had a similar policy-- if anything, more lenient than ours.

Posted by: mnw at April 25, 2020 02:04 PM (Cssks)

501 If the IRS sends money to dead people and you have access to it and keep the money, it's theft.





The money wasn't sent to you.





It's not yours.

---
If you spend it or transfer it to your own accounts, sure . What is the harm in leaving it in the dead person's account until the situation can be sorted out?

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:04 PM (kOpft)

502 How? Gov't dumps Trumpbucks into an account. No rules. No explanations. No phone number. What you gonna do? I'd wait until they contact me concerning their mistake.
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 01:57 PM (Dhht7)


Yeah, if it was direct deposited, into an account your co-worker has access to, I'd leave it until they ask for it.

But if they are checks in her parents' names, I'd not try to cash or deposit them.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:05 PM (hku12)

503 It's still theft. 
I hope people are prosecuted. 

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 01:53 
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You seem nice.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (Dhht7)

You seem to be try9to justify theft.


I suggest you get legal advice first.


You'll be surprised what the attorney recommends.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 02:05 PM (sQq+E)

504 Somewhere in the US is an illegal alien or 5th generation welfare mom who is wondering where their $1200 check is.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:06 PM (41rs/)

505 448 RE: Biden & Kavanaugh:

As recently as 3 months ago, Lieawatha was still telling her fans that she planned to impeach Justice Kavanaugh, based on "new information" about Blasey Ford's accusations.

I wonder if Liz thinks there's still an appetite for that among DEMs?

Posted by: mnw at April 25, 2020 01:36 PM (Cssks)

*******

Earlier today, I had a big banner on my yahoo email account, "Impeach Kavanaugh!" I'd say that idea is never going to die, as stupid as it is. By not prosecuting all the liars that made claims against Kavanaugh, DOJ facilitated a weapon that will always be used against conservatives. Sending a few folks to prison, like Julie Swetnick, could have impeded that.

Posted by: EveR at April 25, 2020 02:07 PM (ZZDMQ)

506 What is the harm in leaving it in the dead person's account until the situation can be sorted out?

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:04 PM (kOpft)

None I think that's ok.

Posted by: Ha at April 25, 2020 02:07 PM (sQq+E)

507 The argument that needs to be made here, I think, is that masks are a waste of effort, and an unnecessary humiliation because kung flu just isn't that dangerous.
Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

This, and the fact that masks are far from 100% effective, either for self-protection, or for protection of others. It basically boils down to hygiene theater.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:07 PM (miJU3)

508 Put the money in a separate mutual fund account.
If they ask for the 2K return it.

Voluntarily returning it may be more difficult than you can imagine.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:09 PM (A8qw5)

509 Tell the authorities someone stole the checks. When they ask for a description tell them the person was wearing a mask.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:00 PM (2sMiU)


That's what I do, when I order all sorts of expensive stuff (from Chi-Nah) on Amazon. They said they left it on my porch. I say a guy in a mask (me) took it. I want my money back.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:09 PM (hku12)

510 Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:35 PM (El6T/)

thanks

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:09 PM (G546f)

511 Do they even have instructions on how to return it?
it's not SS money
It's Trump cash, yo

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:10 PM (G546f)

512 AOP 507

"hygiene theater" is exactly correct!

I just wear mine as a courtesy gesture. I use a fly fisherman's mask. It will keep gnats out of your nose, but that's about all.

Posted by: mnw at April 25, 2020 02:11 PM (Cssks)

513 Expecting to talk to an IRS agent in real life about now is like going into the woods and yodeling and expecting bigfoot to yodel back.

List it in the probate.

If this is handled like an overpayment by the IRS, they will send back a note requesting repayment. You may get a waiver on any penalties if you can show an attempt to contact to request information that is not responded to.

So send a certified letter to the IRS

Posted by: Kindltot at April 25, 2020 02:11 PM (WyVLE)

514 I would think you could make the argument that the payment would be good for anyone who filed taxes for 2019 since that's who they selected to send it to.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 25, 2020 02:11 PM (2DOZq)

515

Jabba the Pritzker wants people to wear masks in stores. He didn't specify what kind. I'm thinking of wearing a Lone Ranger mask

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 02:12 PM (nab2T)

516 "Thank you for your interest in returning the $1200 overpayment. Upon examining your account, we see that there is an inconsistency with your tax payment and you owe us $7500 in back taxes plus an underpayment and late payment penalty."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:14 PM (41rs/)

517 right, so if t is technically a refund of sorts on last year's taxes, it belongs in the deceased person's estate, right?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:15 PM (G546f)

518 Morons in Michigan could make masks from paper towels, and print "Gretchen Murders Babies" on them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:15 PM (miJU3)

519 The argument that needs to be made here, I think, is that masks are a waste of effort, and an unnecessary humiliation because kung flu just isn't that dangerous.
Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

This, and the fact that masks are far from 100% effective, either for self-protection, or for protection of others. It basically boils down to hygiene theater.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:07 PM (miJU3)


Ace was trying to sell us on the South Korea model a few weeks ago, and I think he sorta missed the point of some of the arguments made back.

Wear a mask (a real mask, not a hankie or torn part of a t-shirt), if you think you might be infected. Otherwise, yeah, it's just for show.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:16 PM (hku12)

520 I see yet another Karen has emerged.

All these helpful internet explainers, working so hard to save me from me. God bless 'em.

Posted by: Reality Bites Hard at April 25, 2020 02:17 PM (1qRK9)

521 Deep cough projecting droplets - another matter (reducing risk from this is why masks are generally worn).

Posted by: rhomboid at April 25, 2020 01:35 PM (El6T/)


Peacefully walking through Wally World a bit of something wafted up my nose. A big reflex sneeze emanated. Very embarrassing.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:18 PM (A8qw5)

522 515
.......I'm thinking of wearing a Lone Ranger mask
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 02:12 PM (nab2T)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 25, 2020 02:18 PM (M/9m0)

523 The argument that needs to be made here, I think, is
that masks are a waste of effort, and an unnecessary humiliation
because kung flu just isn't that dangerous.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)



This, and the fact that masks are far from 100% effective, either
for self-protection, or for protection of others. It basically boils
down to hygiene theater.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:07 PM (miJU3)

I'm still laughing at the assholes wearing them in their car...alone, and walking down the street...alone. If this was the ancient times I would have to invade a land filled with people like that, just because.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 25, 2020 02:19 PM (9Om/r)

524 Wear a mask (a real mask, not a hankie or torn part of a t-shirt), if you think you might be infected. Otherwise, yeah, it's just for show.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:16 PM (hku12)

If you think you might be infected, or are fighting an active case, or belong to one of the high-risk classes, stay home.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:19 PM (miJU3)

525 I see the mask orders are udderly unspecific. So ladies and gentlemen, Horde members all, I give to you,

BIKINI MASK!

A thin strip of cloth over the bridge of the nose (who doesn't like a little undernostril) and tiny triangle under the lower lip.

Guys, feel left out? Don't worry. Wait till you see the codpiece we are designing for the Gentleman's Nose Briefs Mask.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 25, 2020 02:20 PM (e1mEI)

526
Morons in Michigan could make masks from paper towels, and print "Gretchen Murders Babies" on them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:15 PM (miJU3)


In Illinois a middle finger next to a picture of Pritzker

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 25, 2020 02:20 PM (nab2T)

527 518 Morons in Michigan could make masks from paper towels, and print "Gretchen Murders Babies" on them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:15 PM (miJU3)
----------------------------------
Newborn-size diapers!!
And these days they're easier to find than paper towels.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 25, 2020 02:20 PM (M/9m0)

528 Communication with the IRS is a one way street.

You can't call them, you can send a letter which ends up accomplishing nothing, you can even try to pay them but if they don't send you a bill they won't accept payment.

Keep the money. If they want it back, they will let you know a few years from now. If even then....

The IRS is completely dysfunctional, so it is best to avoid trying to initiate anything with those assholes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 02:20 PM (Z+IKu)

529 this movie is so Rambo

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:20 PM (G546f)

530 I'm still laughing at the assholes wearing them in their car...alone, and walking down the street...alone.

They have the vapors.

Posted by: The Bidens at April 25, 2020 02:21 PM (EgshT)

531 right, so if t is technically a refund of sorts on last year's taxes, it belongs in the deceased person's estate, right?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:15 PM (G546f)


I haven't seen anything anywhere suggesting it was a refund on last year's taxes.

Good luck with that argument.

Of course, it's always possible your Congress will decide this is just the cost of doing business, and not offending the LiVs they're courting for their re-election campaigns.

So yeah, dead people and illegals will be getting (and keeping) their cash... to be paid back by our great great great great great great grandchildren.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:21 PM (hku12)

532 516 "Thank you for your interest in returning the $1200 overpayment. Upon examining your account, we see that there is an inconsistency with your tax payment and you owe us $7500 in back taxes plus an underpayment and late payment penalty."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:14 PM (41rs/)


Yes, let sleeping dogs lie.
Put it in a segregated account.
Forget about it. All of these things are just
too upsetting.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:21 PM (A8qw5)

533 This, and the fact that masks are far from 100% effective, either for self-protection, or for protection of others. It basically boils down to hygiene theater.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:07 PM (miJU3)



Well, nothing ion life is 100%.

So, that's not the argument.

Are they 90% effective. 80%? 75?

Surgeons and dentists wear masks all the time every day. So, it's not that masks are ineffective. It's not hygiene theater then.

But, I guess the question would be ,

what percentage of effectiveness would be the cut off for you?


Really, as Methos alludes, it's how dangerous is this virus that probably determines whether masks are a good option or not.

We don't really have that data yet.

Except, if you're 29 or over, masks probably need to be part of your going outside wear.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:24 PM (z0XD8)

534 Wear a mask (a real mask, not a hankie or torn part of a t-shirt), if you think you might be infected. Otherwise, yeah, it's just for show.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:16 PM (hku12)


Paint.
Use a sprayer with no facial covering.
Use a sprayer with a kerchief over your nose and mouth.
You'll know the difference

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:24 PM (A8qw5)

535 Well, then masks it is!!!

Posted by: The Bidens at April 25, 2020 02:25 PM (EgshT)

536
516 "Thank you for your interest in returning the $1200 overpayment.
Upon examining your account, we see that there is an inconsistency with
your tax payment and you owe us $7500 in back taxes plus an underpayment
and late payment penalty."



Posted by: Moron Robbie - bad news. We're up to 0.0% COVID-19 deaths at April 25, 2020 02:14 PM (41rs/)





Yes, let sleeping dogs lie.

Put it in a segregated account.

Forget about it. All of these things are just

too upsetting.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:21 PM (A8qw5)


It wouldn't surprise me if you gave the money back, then the IRS ends up not having a record of you paying it back, and then comes at you for more.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 25, 2020 02:26 PM (9Om/r)

537 I'm still laughing at the assholes wearing them in their car...alone, and walking down the street...alone. If this was the ancient times I would have to invade a land filled with people like that, just because.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 25, 2020 02:19 PM (9Om/r)


I don't laugh at them, because there is about a 1 in 300 million chance they ARE armed bandits.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:26 PM (hku12)

538 If you think you might be infected, or are fighting an active case, or belong to one of the high-risk classes, stay home.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:19 PM (miJU3)


No, you stay home.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:26 PM (A8qw5)

539 Keep the money. If they want it back, they will let you know a few years from now. If even then....

The IRS is completely dysfunctional, so it is best to avoid trying to initiate anything with those assholes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 02:20
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Exactly.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 02:26 PM (Dhht7)

540 It wouldn't surprise me if you gave the money back, then the IRS ends up not having a record of you paying it back, and then comes at you for more.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 25, 2020 02:26 PM (9Om/r)


Another good reason

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:27 PM (A8qw5)

541 >>>The IRS is completely dysfunctional, so it is best to avoid trying to initiate anything with those assholes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 02:20


They take it personal if you expose their mistake.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:28 PM (A8qw5)

542 No, you stay home.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:26
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You forgot the sarc tag.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 02:29 PM (Dhht7)

543 523 The argument that needs to be made here, I think, is
that masks are a waste of effort, and an unnecessary humiliation
because kung flu just isn't that dangerous.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

I don't think they should be mandatory

I do think they reduce viral load
riding on the NYC subway or something, why not

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:29 PM (G546f)

544 Surgeons and dentists wear masks all the time every day. So, it's not that masks are ineffective. It's not hygiene theater then.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:24 PM (z0XD


They wear them to avoid infecting their patients.

They don't wear them to avoid being infected.

That's the whole point of all this. If you are wearing a mask because you think it's protecting you, you're just wrong.

That's where the "theater" part comes in.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)

545 Facebook seems to be full of people demanding that I cower in place and how dare I suggest people go back to work. I have started telling them to mind their own business. So far I haven't called anyone Karen yet.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 25, 2020 02:31 PM (Lqy/e)

546 Wear a mask (a real mask, not a hankie or torn part of a t-shirt), if you think you might be infected. Otherwise, yeah, it's just for show.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:16 PM (hku12)


Paint.
Use a sprayer with no facial covering.
Use a sprayer with a kerchief over your nose and mouth.
You'll know the difference
Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:24 PM (A8qw5)


I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Virus particles are not the same thing as paint particles.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:33 PM (hku12)

547 I don't think they should be mandatory

I do think they reduce viral load
riding on the NYC subway or something, why not

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:29
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I agree. That's why NYC should be sealed off for the next 5 yrs. Just to be safe. For the children. Leave the rest of us out of this silliness.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 02:33 PM (Dhht7)

548 That's why NYC should be sealed off for the next 5 yrs. Just to be safe. For the children. Leave the rest of us out of this silliness.
Posted by: olddog in mo,

If it saves just one life!


Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:36 PM (G546f)

549 They wear them to avoid infecting their patients.

They don't wear them to avoid being infected.

That's the whole point of all this. If you are wearing a mask because you think it's protecting you, you're just wrong.

That's where the "theater" part comes in.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)



I'm sorry but this is one 100% wrong.

At least, in the world of dentistry. Dentists don't wear masks to prevent you from breathing pepperoni breath from the pizza they had for lunch.

The mouth is a very dirty place to work. And masks are worn to keep the patients germs and general mouth funk that comes out in aerosol out of the dentist's nose, lungs and throat.

Same reason goggles are worn as well.

Yes, wearing a mask will protect you from aerosol carrying viruses, etc.

It happens every single day.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:37 PM (z0XD8)

550 If it saves just one life!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:36
---------------------------
Hah. Yes, most definitely.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at April 25, 2020 02:37 PM (Dhht7)

551 We don't really have that data yet.

Except, if you're 29 or over, masks probably need to be part of your going outside wear.
Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:24 PM (z0XD

There is a lot of debate in scholarly medical circles about the effectiveness of surgical masks, even absent the current WuFlu panic.

Remember, an N95 mask is 95% effective only when it has a perfect seal to the user's face. Any air going around the mask, either incoming or outgoing, is unfiltered.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 25, 2020 02:38 PM (miJU3)

552 Also, remember we want people to get infected - but with a small viral load - to get to to herd immunity

unless you want to get in line for a brand hew vaccine

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:38 PM (G546f)

553 I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Virus particles are not the same thing as paint particles.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:33 PM (hku12)


Virus particles don't just exist by themselves.
When they are expelled from the body by coughing or sneezing they are riding on mucus.

Even a handkerchief covering will catch and greatly reduce the viral load you breathe in. The same would be true if you are asymptomatic and coughed or sneezed.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:39 PM (A8qw5)

554 :The argument that needs to be made here, I think, is

that masks are a waste of effort, and an unnecessary humiliation

because kung flu just isn't that dangerous.



Posted by: Methos"
I think they are actually a necessary humiliation. Part of making the non-believers submit to the will of state and breaking you. Everybody must buy into the lie. Sort of like celebrating diversity/gayness...

Posted by: Ripley at April 25, 2020 02:39 PM (MxEKc)

555 Thats why tomorrow at grocery store I again will wear my gas mask,
if your going to do it, do it right.
Really need a selfie in the store.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 02:40 PM (ZCEU2)

556 Just have to laugh at some of the people on the local online paper. One person gave their statement of Christian religious belief and that they believed God wants us to have liberty and the Bill Of Rights. The responses were basically "What a whackjob!" and "I guess one person's theology is another person's idiocy" signed by "Darwin'sDamsel". I guess nobody told "Damsel" that you can believe in some sort of evolution and still believe in God as creator. Ahhh yes-social media can be a dumpster fire. Why don't they just ignore the credo of the poster if they don't like it? And the biggest laugh:. One of the guidelines is that the respondents are supposed to be "friendly".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2020 02:41 PM (bW1Yb)

557 212 As for celebrities, in a strange, roundabout way, Pewdiepie has been somewhat inspiring.

This may seem counter-intuitive at this point, but his content has been extraordinarily boring during this whole thing. He plays stupid games, or he's doing reactions to insipid content from here or there.

Not a single word about the world falling apart outside.

And that, I think, is his genius. He knows if he says one damn thing about it, they'll attack him for being a privileged celeb, or they'll go after him for misinformation or they'll say he doesn't care about the little guy or whatever.

So he plays Mindcraft and sits on his floor, letting his hair grow back.

I'm not gonna watch, but there's a subversive message here, which is only revealed by what he is NOT saying.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 12:22 PM (hku12)

I just went and watched him. Thanks. Very calming.

Posted by: m at April 25, 2020 02:41 PM (wI2mw)

558

"That's why NYC should be sealed off for the next t years."

Toss in the entire NE coastal region, the west coastal region, Chicago, Greater Houston, Dallas, Austin, KC, Wichita and the like and I'm in.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2020 02:41 PM (hLB6Q)

559 Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:31 PM (hku12)


I'm sorry but this is one 100% wrong.

At least, in the world of dentistry. Dentists don't wear masks to prevent you from breathing pepperoni breath from the pizza they had for lunch.

The mouth is a very dirty place to work. And masks are worn to keep the patients germs and general mouth funk that comes out in aerosol out of the dentist's nose, lungs and throat.

Same reason goggles are worn as well.

Yes, wearing a mask will protect you from aerosol carrying viruses, etc.

It happens every single day.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:37 PM (z0XD


Nope.

If the medical person is concerned about what's coming at them, the put on the full PPE. Not just a mask.

If they're only wearing a mask, it's for your protection. If they're trying to protect themselves, then yes, mask and goggles and gloves and shields and rip resistant suits and footwear and the whole nine yards.

It's like having a screen over your window. Will it prevent a bird from flying in? Sure. And bigger bugs too, but if you want to keep all the bugs out, you're going to need more.

A mask is for, if anything the big goo coming out of someone. Viruses are the little things that masks won't keep out.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)

560 I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Virus particles are not the same thing as paint particles.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:33 PM (hku12)


Virus particles don't just exist by themselves.
When they are expelled from the body by coughing or sneezing they are riding on mucus.

Even a handkerchief covering will catch and greatly reduce the viral load you breathe in. The same would be true if you are asymptomatic and coughed or sneezed.
Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:39 PM (A8qw5)


Ok then. Wear your mask.

I'm sure you'll be fine.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:44 PM (hku12)

561 552 Also, remember we want people to get infected - but with a small viral load - to get to to herd immunity

unless you want to get in line for a brand hew vaccine

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 02:38 PM (G546f)



Yes. I think it's the viral load. People, like NYC, keep getting exposed over and over and no sun or heat to kill it.

Whereas a reduced exposure will cause a lower probability of disease and higher probability of minor symptoms and also the production of antibodies.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:44 PM (A8qw5)

562 They're leaving the yellow tape and the warning signs up at the park, but people are just ignoring it it. They're not walking on the soccer/baseball fields but they're jogging and biking and walking on the path around the fields which probably according to the authoritarian Dems. is not allowed.. Good for them!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2020 02:46 PM (bW1Yb)

563 teej, I had to run out but I did see your comment about the picture and I would love to see it, if it's not too much trouble.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 25, 2020 02:47 PM (R+cGX)

564
A mask is for, if anything the big goo coming out of someone. Viruses are the little things that masks won't keep out.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)



Sorry. Again wrong.

Viruses aren't floating around 0or flying on wings in and of themselves.

They're being carried in micro droplets of aerosol.

If you want to make the argument that the mask doesn't stop the virus but the droplets carrying the virus, then fine. We agree.

As for the full PPE, there's a cost benefit ratio to everything.

Unless you're okay with the idea of $2000.00 cleanings at the dental office.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:49 PM (z0XD8)

565 You can tell how important the masks really are by who is wearing them.

Magilla Gorilla, his brother, the Outhouse news circus, every politician and talking head on TV= no masks.

Dumb ass Sheeple = masked.

People are so malleable.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 02:50 PM (Z+IKu)

566 A mask is for, if anything the big goo coming out of someone. Viruses are the little things that masks won't keep out.
Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)



Sorry. Again wrong.

Viruses aren't floating around 0or flying on wings in and of themselves.

They're being carried in micro droplets of aerosol.

If you want to make the argument that the mask doesn't stop the virus but the droplets carrying the virus, then fine. We agree.

As for the full PPE, there's a cost benefit ratio to everything.

Unless you're okay with the idea of $2000.00 cleanings at the dental office.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 02:49 PM (z0XD


Ok then, wear your mask.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:52 PM (hku12)

567 562 They're leaving the yellow tape and the warning signs up at the park, but people are just ignoring it it. They're not walking on the soccer/baseball fields but they're jogging and biking and walking on the path around the fields which probably according to the authoritarian Dems. is not allowed.. Good for them!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2020 02:46 PM (bW1Yb)


Sneaky scissors

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:53 PM (A8qw5)

568 As the great debate of 1820, eh I mean 2020 of whether or not masks are effective against the spread of airborne pathogens continues.... Stacy Abrams attended Bilderberg.

https://bilderbergmeetings.org/meetings/ meeting-2019/participants-2019

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 25, 2020 02:53 PM (8j6Fo)

569 I guess nobody also ever told "Darwin's Damsel" that Darwin probably wasn't an Atheist. He just couldn't square the literal creation account found in Genesis with what he saw in nature. I guess nobody told her, furthermore, that some moderns evolutionist find problems with some of Darwin's theory

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2020 02:54 PM (bW1Yb)

570

God as Creator and some sort of evolution...

Micro-evolution within a species, yes.

Macro-evolution? Life on this planet evolving from "pond scum" over billions of years.
A lie from the pit of hell. And maybe the best one that satan came up with. Gets turned into the Bible is wrong in Genesis one and neither God nor satan exist.

Besides, an overwhelming number of scientific discoveries going back to at least the electron microscope (the "simple cell" aimt so simple) support Creation as told in Genesis.

See a lot of it at creationscience dot com
And stop worrying about being seen as wise in the eyes of the world.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2020 02:56 PM (hLB6Q)

571 Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 25, 2020 02:53 PM (8j6Fo)


Tiny URL is your friend

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 02:58 PM (A8qw5)

572 When they are serous they will close down the rat and germ infested subways of NY, until they are I'm not either.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 02:58 PM (ZCEU2)

573 Remember, an N95 mask is 95% effective only when it has a perfect seal to the user's face. Any air going around the mask, either incoming or outgoing, is unfiltered.
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I've done renovation/mold remediation work (voluntary), so I've tried working with a mask on.

Until I noticed my mouth got cold when I inhaled and my glasses fogged up when I exhaled. And I was short of breath anyway.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:58 PM (kOpft)

574 I guess nobody also ever told "Darwin's Damsel" that Darwin probably wasn't an Atheist. He just couldn't square the literal creation account found in Genesis with what he saw in nature. I guess nobody told her, furthermore, that some moderns evolutionist find problems with some of Darwin's theory
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 25, 2020 02:54 PM (bW1Yb)

I went to Catholic school and my teachers had no trouble teaching and we had no trouble believing that God said it all in motion either way. He "created" EVERYTHING.
I know that gets us in hot water with those who believe the literal interpretation of the Bible, and that's fine.
We all believe that God was the Creator.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 02:59 PM (CqE5x)

575 You can tell how important the masks really are by who is wearing them.

Magilla Gorilla, his brother, the Outhouse news circus, every politician and talking head on TV= no masks.

Dumb ass Sheeple = masked.

People are so malleable.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 25, 2020 02:50 PM (Z+IKu)



Eh. More than anything, I think that's part of Americans wanting to look cool and not foolish.

See John Kerry in Baby Blue isolation suit.


If you look at news from other countries, esp Japan- the politicians are wearing masks on the news and when giving speeches.

Wear a mask, don't wear a mask -eh, I don't care.

I rarely wear one unless I'm going where I suspect peoples' personal hygiene may not be all that great.

"The mask" isn't the problem.

The whole stay at home/destroy our economy is.

If wearing masks is part of getting us as a nation back to work, I'm all for it.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 03:00 PM (z0XD8)

576 559---Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)
------------------------------------
There is a whole range of protection from mitigation to 100% hazmat-level protection.

I'm not going the full PPE level to avoid spreading my cold, but I'm not coughing straight in your face either.

Viruses do travel on goo. Yeah, they don't NEED it but they like jumping on it. A mask that stops goo does reduce danger, even if it doesn't entirely prevent it.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 25, 2020 03:00 PM (M/9m0)

577

Ben, will take a couple of minutes to one finger type a bit of a description to the scene but consider it on it's way.

Back in a bit.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2020 03:00 PM (hLB6Q)

578 Oh shit... wellaware1.com is back online!

That guy is my all-time favorite conspiracy theorist whackadoo. He makes Alex Jones look like The Man In The Brooks Brothers Shirt.

I'm out. Got some catching up to do.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 25, 2020 03:01 PM (BOr8Z)

579 . I guess nobody told "Damsel" that you can believe in some sort of evolution and still believe in God as creator.
=====

What worked with my kidlets many years ago (and I can't even imagine that 'damsel' is any smarter than my 5th graders) is that what definition of 'day' is operating? Ten million years?

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 25, 2020 03:01 PM (MIKMs)

580 I've done renovation/mold remediation work (voluntary), so I've tried working with a mask on.

Until I noticed my mouth got cold when I inhaled and my glasses fogged up when I exhaled. And I was short of breath anyway.
Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:58 PM (kOpft)


Fog on your glasses means all the metachlorians are going in your eyes, instead of your mouth and nose.

And everyone knows eyelids kill metachlorians, so you're fine. Just blink a lot.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 25, 2020 03:02 PM (hku12)

581 "The mask" isn't the problem.

The whole stay at home/destroy our economy is.

If wearing masks is part of getting us as a nation back to work, I'm all for it.

Posted by: naturalfake

agreed

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 03:02 PM (G546f)

582 Are people being fined for not wearing a mask ?

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 03:02 PM (zr5Kq)

583 575---....."The mask" isn't the problem.

The whole stay at home/destroy our economy is......

Posted by: naturalfake at April 25, 2020 03:00 PM (z0XD
-------------------------------
On that we can ALL agree!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 25, 2020 03:03 PM (M/9m0)

584 Until I noticed my mouth got cold when I inhaled and my glasses fogged up when I exhaled. And I was short of breath anyway.
Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 02:58 PM (kOpft)

It's hard to keep up. One day they don't work, the next they are a lifesaver, the fay after that only healthcare professionals should be allowed to have them.

I use these cheap familiar (blue on the outside) ones you see all over the place as required by work.
It's hard to breath, it's annoying smelling your own breath and I notice that as you breath, air is shooting into your eye because it's not totally sealed.

I can't wait for them to tell us these not only won't protect you, but they cause more harm than good.

You know it's coming.

Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 03:04 PM (CqE5x)

585 Pet Thread is up

Posted by: grammie winger at April 25, 2020 03:05 PM (lwiT4)

586 572 When they are serous they will close down the rat and germ infested subways of NY, until they are I'm not either.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 02:58 PM (ZCEU2)


A lot of the problem comes from those conflating local government strictures with federal guidelines.

https://tinyurl.com/yc5862o4
https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc5862o4

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 03:05 PM (A8qw5)

587 578 Oh shit... wellaware1.com is back online!

That guy is my all-time favorite conspiracy theorist whackadoo. He makes Alex Jones look like The Man In The Brooks Brothers Shirt.

I'm out. Got some catching up to do.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 25, 2020 03:01 PM (BOr8Z)

Bill Hicks is Alex Jones.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at April 25, 2020 03:08 PM (8j6Fo)

588 I don't know about structures, but I do know I want certain states to be allowed to declare bankruptcy.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 03:09 PM (zr5Kq)

589 588 I don't know about structures, but I do know I want certain states to be allowed to declare bankruptcy.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 03:09 PM (zr5Kq)


If they are allowed to declare bankruptcy does that mean a federal bailout?

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 03:15 PM (A8qw5)

590 I can't wait for them to tell us these not only won't protect you, but they cause more harm than good.



You know it's coming.
---

So what are the side effects of wearing the mask? I mean if someone told us now that in five years we'll be seeing class action ads for "Covid Dry Eye" we'd think it's silly today, but...

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 03:16 PM (kOpft)

591 If they are allowed to declare bankruptcy does that mean a federal bailout?
---

Bailout of what? Bankruptcy means their pension promises and actual debt get reduced to what they can currently pay. It doesn't mean anyone gets *more* money.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 03:18 PM (kOpft)

592 I went to Catholic school and my teachers had no trouble teaching and we had no trouble believing that God said it all in motion either way. He "created" EVERYTHING.
I know that gets us in hot water with those who believe the literal interpretation of the Bible, and that's fine.
We all believe that God was the Creator.
Posted by: JoeF. at April 25, 2020 02:59 PM (CqE5x)

And then you got a few that are another notch or two further past literal interpretation- the ones that KNOW God fact checked everything written in their personal bible.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 25, 2020 03:19 PM (1g7ch)

593 Our township building we found out today is closed until further notice.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 03:21 PM (ZCEU2)

594 I wouldn't wear those cheapass blue masks made in china or whatever masks
a homemade cotton mask or bandanna seems safer

Posted by: vmom 2020 at April 25, 2020 03:23 PM (G546f)

595 legalinsurrection.com/joe biden pushes conspiracy-theory-that-trump will postpone november election

He is probably being told that while being held in his basement.

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 03:23 PM (ZCEU2)

596 If they are allowed to declare bankruptcy does that mean a federal bailout?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 03:15 PM (A8qw5)

No, no. this is an alternative to a federal bailout.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 03:24 PM (zr5Kq)

597 So, um, #KinJongUnDead is the top trending twitter topic.

Posted by: Methos at April 25, 2020 03:25 PM (kOpft)

598 thefederalist.com/virginia health commissioner says schools could remain closed for two-years

If in Virginia start planning to home school your kids

Posted by: Skip at April 25, 2020 03:27 PM (ZCEU2)

599 596 If they are allowed to declare bankruptcy does that mean a federal bailout?
Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 03:15 PM (A8qw5)

No, no. this is an alternative to a federal bailout.

Posted by: runner at April 25, 2020 03:24 PM (zr5Kq)


OK, thanks. That's great. There are a few states that bankruptcy may help wake up their voting public.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 25, 2020 03:27 PM (A8qw5)

600

What definition of day?

Um, it's right there. A number of times.

"And the evening and the morning were the first day."

The Bible tells us who and how.
So many resourses out there.
Dawkins backed out of a debate with Dr Walter Brown at creationscience unless Dr Brown agreed to only use religion, no science, to argue the young earth/universe side.

Also, Jason Lisle, PhD in astrophysics, has some great vids on utube.
There are many other resources.
Theh won't talk about this stuff at Havaad. Gee, no surprise there.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2020 03:39 PM (tNa3+)

601

Time to recharge this thing.

Posted by: teej at April 25, 2020 03:41 PM (tNa3+)

602 So does the Bernie Bro reaction to Reade mean the Dems have a problem? Imagine fucking Bernie saying, " you mean I actually have to do something now?"

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at April 25, 2020 04:24 PM (nFRLh)

603 After the presser, my friend enthused: "Sustainable Illumination."

But how about:

The Ever-Lit
The Lighter
The Ever Lighter
Journo Scourge
The Drudge Sun
Flare of Truth
Constant Blaze
The Gleam, The Glow
All hail His Incandescence!
His Illustrious Luminescence
His radiance and shine
His Glimmering Flash,
That Glittering Glint of Gold
A Sparkle of words was emitted
A shimmering presence presented,
He stood in the pressroom, as the Moon at night, as the sun at apogee
When he indeed left, the afterglow still would sizzle
His beams silenced them, his aurora awed, and streams and rays emanated from his forehead as he offered: "Bleached bones and UV light"
Sunbeams radiated the stunned fakirs into a silence of sorts
As he left the light, his reflection was still glistening on the ever-present Monitors of Now
All were smitten, cleaved and in pieces
But we...
We were Wowed.

Posted by: thomas at April 25, 2020 08:08 PM (h9T59)

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