The Morning Report - 5/15/20

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Good morning, kids. Friday, and another grim milestone of yet another day of America held hostage.

There's just a torrent of unprecedented and heretofore unimaginable things going on that it's hard to get a handle on all of it. After two months of being forced into a state of siege on the ever-more-flimsy-by-the-day pretext of public safety, our economy is in ruins and the societal/political norms that defined an honor system to prevent totalitarian rule are all but evaporated. The parallel yet closely intertwined stories of the General Tso's Sicken and what is now officially Obama-Bidengate underscore the fact that we are a nation at a crossroads.

When the [Chinese] coronavirus landed on our shores, communist China came with it.

We have become part of a mass scale human experiment in government control and it turned out that stripping away our freedom wasn't all that difficult. Under the guise of concern for our health and well-being, tyrants came out of the woodwork. Our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our lives are being destroyed as the left solidifies and expands their oppressive powers. We've been herded around like cattle, threatened, isolated, confined, silenced, and arrested. You name it, it's happening...

... And while the lust for power underpins this shocking spectacle, it's wrapped up in the guise of "safety." Who could possibly question a doctor in a white coat touting such an idea? No good totalitarian regime would be without its idealized worldview to sell fools down the river.

And so we've sailed, as our economy has collapsed, Americans have been controlled, law enforcement has complied, and people are bombarded with fearful messages every hour of every day - messages riddled with distorted information and lies, from bogus models to inflated mortality rates and everything in between, all of which serve to strengthen the left's case against Trump while corrupt hospital administrators rake in money from cooking the books on cause of death. But perhaps more than that, it's easier to control people who feel desperate and afraid...

As for the oft-cited idea that we are at war with an invisible enemy, I would say, no, we are not. When nations go to war, they do so to defend their culture and way of life. Instead, we are destroying ours.

But there is a war being waged. The left is determined to take this nation down and the perfect time arrived to go in for the kill. Maximum suffering, pain, and destruction is on the menu and they're serving it up every day as they plunge small towns, cities, counties, and states into protracted lockdowns and shifting goalposts.

The scale of human suffering and the long-term effects of this are incalculable. They will not be seasonal, like a virus. They will be long-lasting. And the left cares not a bit...

Nailed it, right there. In fact, Carol Brown's essay is a veritable manifesto of the nightmare scenario in which we find ourselves. If you read or recommend nothing else today, this is the link to go for.

Now more than ever, I'm struck by the fact that America's greatest attribute - its freedom - has always been its Achilles heel. Our enemies, both foreign and domestic know it. For well over a century if not really since the beginning of the republic (FYI, in 1789, not 1619), they have used it to gradually, and now seemingly all at once to destroy us from within. It warms the cockles of the heart to see Shelly Luther refuse to kneel before a hack-in-black demagogue and kiss his ring, and now 77-year-old Michigan barber Karl Manke tell Whitmer and her attack bitch Dana Nessel to FOAD. But the willingness for the citizenry of places like California, New York and Washington to just go along is frightening. Whether its Trump derangement, an ingrained Leftist mindset to trust government and fear freedom, which is the essence of American culture that they were taught to despise, and the concomitant hatred for real America which cherishes the latter and elected the former, or some combination of both, they are positively gleeful at what is happening to their fellow citizens, not realizing that it ultimately will happen to them. You can thank 50 years of brainwashing in the schools for that.

We are a house divided. That's half of the equation required for divide and conquer. I believe we have reached the point where as some commenters are wont to quip "we are not voting our way out of this." If Trump should G-d forbid lose in November, it will be lights out America for sure. If he wins, which I believe he will even in the face of all of this no matter who his opponent will be, things could get very ugly and very quickly. Regardless of the outcome of November, I have come to the conclusion that with very few exceptions, every branch of government, the bureaucracy and the institutions we rely on to keep us safe are so completely corrupted and beholden to the Counter-American Revolution that elections really will not matter any more. The actions of Emmet Sullivan, along with that of Obama, Comey, Brennan, Clapper and all the rest make it painfully obvious.

Despite perhaps as much as a third of the population not standing with us, I have postulated that we are ripe for that moment when as in 2010 when a fed up Tunisian shopkeeper decided to immolate himself and touched off the so-called "Arab Spring." Obviously the politics of that situation are way different, but as a metaphor/parallel, perhaps that shopkeeper is Karl Manke. Already, a large group of citizens interposed themselves and the authorities to prevent them from shutting him down. With the war of words escalating between the governor and AG and him, things could get interesting in Owosso, and from there, who knows?

This situation is intolerable. I think the President is doing all he can, given the situation he is in. But this is one battle that he can't fight for us. We are going to have to fight this battle ourselves, for whatever definition of the word "fight" may be applicable. Mass, peaceful civil disobedience is my preferred choice. If G-d forbid it turns out to be that other thing, it will not be us who fire the first shot. But in the end, it only matters who fires the last one.

Lift the lockdowns. Liberate America.

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1 Good morning horde! TGIF!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 15, 2020 07:50 AM (DiT5w)

2 Corgis called.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 15, 2020 07:51 AM (DiT5w)

3 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 15, 2020 07:51 AM (cqteU)

4 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at May 15, 2020 07:51 AM (TH6aC)

5 Morning

Posted by: Canuckjack - Trudeau is asshoe! at May 15, 2020 07:51 AM (dWT4L)

6 Hordey horde, it be Friday!

feck china. feck whitler. Both asshoes.

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, lockdown over now please at May 15, 2020 07:52 AM (wmfhQ)

7 As always, J.J.


Thank you.



(And Happy Birthday)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 07:52 AM (3D/fK)

8 Joe Biteum just wanted to fuck some staffers. The DNC wants to fuck the whole country.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 07:53 AM (Tnijr)

9 Now that Greta Thunberg is one of CNN's top advisor for CV-19, will I watch CNN again?

Posted by: Colin at May 15, 2020 07:54 AM (jKqap)

10 My goodness JJ...soooo many links!

I do not know how you do this every morning. I'd just look at the blank screen and go back to bed.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 07:55 AM (cF8AT)

11 morning Horde.

happy fucking Friday

and happy birfday JJ

covfefe is ready, time to get lost in the links. I'll see everyone around comment 120...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2020 07:55 AM (+NdM9)

12 top 10ish

Posted by: iandeal at May 15, 2020 07:55 AM (vgGyZ)

13 We're in a Cold Civil War at home,
We're in a Cold War with China abroad.

And there you have it

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 15, 2020 07:57 AM (9TdxA)

14 JJ, you are a macher and a mensch. I don't know how you do this every day without your head exploding

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 07:57 AM (NWiLs)

15
We have NO BANDANNAS today...use pantaloons.

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 07:58 AM (5IHGB)

16 I'd worry a lot more had the Left not fucked themselves with Biden as the presumptive nominee. Dead Candidate Walking

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 15, 2020 07:59 AM (9TdxA)

17 Hair Mussed Hermits...Henry the Eight foot distancer I yam.....

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 07:59 AM (5IHGB)

18 WTFO??

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 07:59 AM (JFO2v)

19 Mornin', all! One day closer to liberation, I hope. My gym (also a senior center) is talking reopening. Come on, world!

Thank you for all you do, JJ. And Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Catherine at May 15, 2020 07:59 AM (+MFxJ)

20 Short back and sides on my left ball ,dahlin or a Mohawk?

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:00 AM (5IHGB)

21 My company has just put out training for what we need to do in order to return to the office. It's so very, very stupid. It includes a 3 minute video from Vox on washing hands.

Now I need to make sure my boss is okay with me working from home until the stupid dies off.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 15, 2020 08:00 AM (DiT5w)

22 Marinas can finally open this weekend here in Ontario, and next week is looking like perfect boating weather.

Posted by: Canuckjack - Trudeau is asshoe! at May 15, 2020 08:00 AM (dWT4L)

23 I really need to buy underwear with the days of the week on them.


I can't remember if I'm wearing my Thursday or Friday pair right now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:00 AM (3D/fK)

24 JFC, I just saw that Inslee said yesterday he "can't guarantee" we will go to Phase 2 on June 1.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 15, 2020 08:01 AM (OzQGF)

25 "Donald Trump and Alex Azar Blast "Disgruntled Employee" Dr. Rick Bright"

So, I guess that rumors of Alex Azar being on the way out the door are exaggerated, huh?

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 15, 2020 08:01 AM (KDRsM)

26 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2020 08:01 AM (arJlL)

27 At this point it's hard to understand why anyone should consent to the authority of local, state and federal governments.

Maybe respect it in the sense that they can ruin you and your family if you cross their path. That's about it.

Posted by: MAGA at May 15, 2020 08:01 AM (+SOzY)

28 24 JFC, I just saw that Inslee said yesterday he "can't guarantee" we will go to Phase 2 on June 1.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 15, 2020 08:01 AM (OzQGF)

Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:02 AM (NWiLs)

29 TGIF people of the Horde !!

Posted by: McCool at May 15, 2020 08:02 AM (lWCRE)

30 TGIF!


On the local news: Worcester Baptist minister sues Gov. Baker in federal court over continued shutdown, and how local casinos are planning or their upcoming reopening.

Yeah.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:02 AM (bDqIh)

31
T.G I 'ts Financialization of my Globalized Monetization Day.

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:03 AM (5IHGB)

32 Gap-tooth Murphy in NJ says he will allow us to go to the beach on Memorial Day...

But if we misbehave, he's gonna turn the car around...

Posted by: McCool at May 15, 2020 08:03 AM (lWCRE)

33 These cocksuckers really are begging for the boogaloo

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:04 AM (NWiLs)

34 "40 percent of families are more likely to choose to homeschool their children or engage in virtual learning once the coronavirus pandemic subsides."

Right. Just another poll. Lazy ass citizens would rather send their kids off to government schools might say they want to homeschool but when comes down to it, it's too much trouble. Also it means one parent has to stay home so who's going to pay for that BMW and condo at the beach?

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 08:04 AM (Tnijr)

35 As Maryland struggles to re-open, each county has it's own plan.

Some include church services.


Some don't.

https://cbsloc.al/3cAy6EZ

And interestingly, the two counties with he highest number of cases are also the two counties which surround and touch Washington D.C.

So high population density.


BUT....also the highest percentage of government workers.
Still getting paid for not working.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:05 AM (3D/fK)

36 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:02 AM (NWiLs)

That would be a glorious sight.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 15, 2020 08:05 AM (OzQGF)

37 The Ellen DeGeneres stories have been around for years. She is well-known for being unpleasant in an industry where most are jerks. A jerk's jerk, she is.

Guess being stuck at home has given her enough free time to find this stuff online.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:06 AM (bDqIh)

38 Wow. Wut a lineup of newz. Thanks JJS.

I think this might be hottest topic of the day...

Trey Gowdy reveals that Nunes knows that TRUMP'S FAMILY was unmasked on Inauguration Day.

Debra Heines has some details at Am Greatness :

https://tinyurl.com/yc5rdycq

Nunes has been 100% right on everything so far.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 08:07 AM (Z4rgH)

39 Joe Biden could rape a woman in Times Square and these idiots would still vote for him.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 15, 2020 08:07 AM (dNzKv)

40 "Now that Greta Thunberg is one of CNN's top advisor for CV-19, will I watch CNN again?


Posted by: Colin"

Incredible. That sentence is linked to more lies, disinformation, propaganda talking points and absurdities than it has words.

Posted by: Ripley at May 15, 2020 08:08 AM (MxEKc)

41 I still have a gift card for this restaurant.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/373227/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:08 AM (3D/fK)

42 Behind The Black excellent essay refers to the kike minded among us, or what I hope is us, as "ill tempered fools with strange opinions".

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 15, 2020 08:08 AM (NVYyb)

43 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:08 AM (5/lDN)

44 @42 thats "like" minded! Sorry- fat fingered my phone

Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 15, 2020 08:09 AM (NVYyb)

45 Kellyann is on a roll this morning.

Posted by: Infidel at May 15, 2020 08:10 AM (nvc6v)

46 I've not seen it in print that you'll need ID to eat in a Seattle restaurant.

But if it's true, you can't take kids, or your South Carolina grandma.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 15, 2020 08:10 AM (+fPHo)

47 44 @42 thats "like" minded! Sorry- fat fingered my phone
Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 15, 2020 08:09 AM (NVYyb)

Anti-Semite.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:10 AM (NWiLs)

48 Joe Biden could rape a woman in Times Square and these idiots would still vote for him.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy



Some women have already said he could rape them and they'd still vote for him.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:10 AM (5/lDN)

49 48 Joe Biden could rape a woman in Times Square and these idiots would still vote for him.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy



Some women have already said he could rape them and they'd still vote for him.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:10 AM (5/lDN)

Some women are poster girls for repealing the 19th Amendment.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (NWiLs)

50 " I've not seen it in print that you'll need ID to eat in a Seattle restaurant. "

How about to enter a voting booth?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (3D/fK)

51 "One thing though I want to maybe slightly differ is, we don't know if
we are getting a second wave," he said. "The southern hemisphere right
now is quite quiet and that usually predicts what we see in the fall."

Good point.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (JUOKG)

52 47 44 @42 thats "like" minded! Sorry- fat fingered my phone
Posted by: Huck Follywood, live from Pandemia at May 15, 2020 08:09 AM (NVYyb)

Anti-Semite.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:10 AM (NWiLs)

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

What's his opinion of dentists?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (CAJOC)

53 Good morning Horde.

My quibble with the general tenor of the post today is that while I agree that the inner dictator of some of the officials came out in spades (MI, OR, and WA in particular), we haven't yet seen the full response to it.

I think many of these essays are premature, or a warning of what is at stake.

For example, Inslee's contact tracing plan is very clearly a violation of the 14th amendment. It isn't even questionable, it will be tossed out the first time it goes to a Federal judge.

The problem is that the check and balance in our system requires the courts, and they only get involved when there is a damaged party. It took a situation like Shelly Luther for the courts to get involved and establish that you can't incarcerate American Citizens without a valid reason. And trying to engage in legal commerce does not rise to that level.

So IMO the jury is still out (no pun intended). We have announcements of draconian measures, but we don't yet see if those will actually occur because citizens raise a big middle finger and say "HELL NO".

I've seen it here in Florida for weeks. Even though our restrictions were much lighter than the rest of the country, down at the boat ramp, the boaters didn't give a shit about social distancing or masks, and no one hassled them at all.

When I go out to restaurants now, no one is wearing masks.

I will be watching the various lawsuits that are out there now in MI and OR. If they go the way of WI, then it will establish that authority has been exceeded.

I also think they are going to pay a big price at the ballot box in November. CA-25 in particular should be scaring the crap out of them.

As I said last night, these harpies are banking on COVID rising up and killing everyone in the states that aren't locked down. When the infection rates in GA/FL/TX don't change (and Sweden shows that they won't), then it makes it harder and harder to keep the draconian measures in place. Eventually even the frightened Karens are going to get sick of their kinds and leave the house.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (not ready to sink into doom and gloom) at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (5p7BC)

54 From what I gather, in the new norm our lives, all of us, will be dedicated to avoiding contact and eradicating the corona virus. Everything else will be secondary or eliminated even if it takes 20 years. If it save just one life it will be worth it.

Posted by: Ripley at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (MxEKc)

55 That essay by Carol Brown is exquisite. A thousand thanks for posting it.

The long-form interview of the Michigan barber is worth watching.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (H8QX8)

56 Good morning everyone. Day 2 of freedom and nobody I know has dropped dead yet. Bars and restaurants here were still closed by me last night. I imagine it takes a little time to get up and running, but we are going to try and find a fish fry tonight .

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (lwiT4)

57 Texas Daily % Increase Last 10 Days

3.21%
3.16%
2.81%
3.44%
3.42%
2.67%
2.57%
2.96%
3.30%
3.41%

Time to double
04/23/2020 21,944

05/14/2020 43,851

23 Days

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (JFO2v)

58
What's his opinion of dentists?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (CAJOC)

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (85Gof)

59 Are we really supposed to care that Levine being "misgendered" by a reporter more than the fact that Levine rescued his mom from a nursing home while forcing others' parents in nursing homes to live with Wuhan flu-infected residents???

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (bDqIh)

60 I can't remember if I'm wearing my Thursday or Friday pair right now.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:00 AM (3D/fK)

Do you remember what you had for dinner Wed night. Try the smell test.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 08:13 AM (JFO2v)

61 50 " I've not seen it in print that you'll need ID to eat in a Seattle restaurant. "

How about to enter a voting booth?
____________

Only if you're a U.S. citizen.

If you're an illegal alien, no ID required anywhere (as usual).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:13 AM (k4dH2)

62 I'd suggest our freedom was fine, right up to the point it became a crime you could be arrested for if you slapped someone.

Used to be assholes and bitches couldn't hide behind a cop badge and lie, insult and slander-- the cops didn't let them and the public knew they deserved it

Who used to say, "When I was a kid, this was a free country?"

Go back and look at all the things that are crimes now but legal 30 years ago

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 15, 2020 08:14 AM (aO8Gd)

63 Texas Daily % Increase Last 10 Days

3.21%
3.16%
2.81%
3.44%
3.42%
2.67%
2.57%
2.96%
3.30%
3.41%

Time to double
04/23/2020 21,944

05/14/2020 43,851

23 Days
Posted by: rhennigantx



Exponentially!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (5/lDN)

64 I don't think I can deal with the non-stop Soviet style announcements in Krogers. Going to have to start using the home delivery even though it's a half block away.

If I keep flipping off the speakers and giving them the Italian chin-swipe "va fan cul' I'm gonna get in trouble.

Now they are blaring thinly-veiled threats to call the cops on you if you're in there without a mask. It goes something like:

"Remember, it is against the law in this county to be in public without a mask. Please put your mask on immediately. You are subject to a civil fine for not wearing a mask. You really don't want a civil fine do you? It would be terrible if you forced us to alert the authorities."

This is immediately followed up by the omnipresent "And remember - we're all in this together!"

Grocery shopping has become such a dire, grim, soul-crushing experience, I can't even anymore.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (+7yf7)

65 "Do you remember what you had for dinner Wed night. Try the smell test."

Mexican



*Sniff*



Nope....that ain't it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (3D/fK)

66 What's his opinion of dentists?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2020 08:11 AM (CAJOC)

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (85Gof)


CA -- High Speed Rail
Dentists -- High Speed Hell

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 08:16 AM (Z4rgH)

67 The whuhan flu is not important. Saving our freedom is . DJT should start having rallies ASAP with no restrictions. Time is not on our side. We the citizens need to stand up for DJT and America.
Time to stand.

Posted by: azalea city at May 15, 2020 08:16 AM (WX+x0)

68 Grocery shopping has become such a dire, grim, soul-crushing experience, I can't even anymore.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (+7yf7)

Yup. I get in and out as fast as I can.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 08:16 AM (85Gof)

69 Texas Daily % Increase Last 10 Days

Time to double
04/23/2020 21,944

05/14/2020 43,851

23 Days
Posted by: rhennigantx


Have the "experts" been correct on any metric?
Doubling was supposed to every 4 to 7 days.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:16 AM (5/lDN)

70 kids not kinds ... although it kind of works both ways

Posted by: Dave in Fla (not ready to sink into doom and gloom) at May 15, 2020 08:16 AM (5p7BC)

71 It's often been said that 30% of the colonialist supported the King.

That'd be some 100 million today

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (aO8Gd)

72 Some county executives issued their own lockdown orders after the WI Supreme Court decision. Even those counties are starting to lift them now. I think Milwaukee still has a few rules in place, but most everyone gets to do whatever they want now. It's almost like America here.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (lwiT4)

73 Now they are blaring thinly-veiled threats to call the cops on you if you're in there without a mask. It goes something like:

"Remember, it is against the law in this county to be in public without a mask. Please put your mask on immediately. You are subject to a civil fine for not wearing a mask. You really don't want a civil fine do you? It would be terrible if you forced us to alert the authorities."

This is immediately followed up by the omnipresent "And remember - we're all in this together!"

Grocery shopping has become such a dire, grim, soul-crushing experience, I can't even anymore.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (+7yf7)

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

Get yourself a plague doctor mask. If they're going to make you wear one, have fun with it!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (CAJOC)

74 54 From what I gather, in the new norm our lives, all of us, will be dedicated to avoiding contact and eradicating the corona virus. Everything else will be secondary or eliminated even if it takes 20 years. If it save just one life it will be worth it.
__________________

And while you deplorables are being distracted with that, we'll be busy fundamentally transforming the U.S. into our version of a socialist paradise, and stripping you of your few remaining rights.

It's an exciting time for us!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (k4dH2)

75 This is really quite an exciting time for us

She is excited about chance to try out the new very improved triple blade non chaffing guillotine

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (JFO2v)

76 Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 07:59 AM (5IHGB)

If there was a real escape route, I would love to be in your world for a hour or so but I think you live at the Hotel.

Posted by: Smiles at May 15, 2020 08:18 AM (/LQkF)

77 I have been investigating suing the local officials. Looks like small claims court is the way to go. In addition the NOLO book on small claims court points out that there have been a number of cases where plaintiffs have formed a group that tutor's others on what forms to fill out, best strategies, how to present an effective case etc. Small claims in Texas are limited to $10,000 but increase to $20,000 on Sept 1. To a wealthy politician these are like Bee stings - enough of them can bring down the wealthiest defendant.
I am quite confident that the law is on my side - but it is always a crap shoot in court - dependent on the whims of a judge that day.

Posted by: An Oservation at May 15, 2020 08:18 AM (pEZjB)

78 I keep saying it is well past time for civil disobedience, and the best candidate imo would be a church service, but unfortunately my church has completely knuckled under and closed services of their own accord. It's a little understandable given many parishioners are old, but not all of us are.

I posted a very polite comment on a lefty blog the other day where they were all panicking, citing a few things that reduced my level of concern (serology tests, Sweden, updated studies showing sunlight does kill it, Ferguson walking back his initial estimates) and asked them what additional information they would need to change their minds. (This is a really important question to ask yourself when you notice yourself getting emotional about defending your position. Like in engineering reviews at work, especially when safety related issues come up, when I notice that I'm getting dug in, I'll stop and ask myself what information is my position based on, and what information would make me change my position. Helps build an argument, identify good questions to ask, and if I can't answer the question, my position may be emotional* and therefore suspect.)

My comment was memory-holed. This blogger normally will edit comments she doesn't like and write something like "Removed. Please see the commenting guidelines", but not this time. Just straight up deleted.

I don't know why I'm surprised. They are all really wedded to the idea that this is the plague. They WANT it to be the plague.

*obviously I'm aware that all positions are emotional and we all reach our position first and justify it after the fact. But if you can't even justify it, or you can't identify anything that would make you change it...

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 15, 2020 08:18 AM (rWZ8Y)

79 "President Trump Says He "Totally" Disagrees with Dr. Falsie on His Comments About Lockdown (hallelujah - jjs)"

PDJT has been waiting for the right moment to break with Fauci for weeks. If he did this before now, he would have been absolutely pilloried because, earlier, Fauci could do no wrong.

After the Plandemic movie came out on YouTube (no matter what I believe its flaws are), the general population got to see some of the cracks in the Fauci narrative.

Now is the best time for Trump to make his break from Fauci and Birx, and he's taking advantage of that opportunity.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 15, 2020 08:19 AM (KDRsM)

80 "Remember, it is against the law in this county to be in public without a mask. Please put your mask on immediately. You are subject to a civil fine for not wearing a mask. You really don't want a civil fine do you? It would be terrible if you forced us to alert the authorities."

Posted by: Guy Smiley


All laws have a statute number. Grab the fucking manager and ask him what it is.

Unless the legislature passed a law, it isn't.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:19 AM (5/lDN)

81 This is an exciting time but a sad time Nancy? Jeebus..go drink another scotch.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 08:19 AM (dUJdY)

82 Get yourself a plague doctor mask. If they're going to make you wear one, have fun with it!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (CAJOC)

We've had 13 deaths in the county in 3 months. Fucking tyranny.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:19 AM (+7yf7)

83 How soon till the CDC assigns elderly widows on a pension to set at the elevator of each floor of an urban high rise to track the comings and goings of residents?

For contact tracing, of course.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:20 AM (3D/fK)

84 California...Is Highspeed rail still a go? Last I heard, work was progressing on the first phase from:

California High-Speed Rail San Joaquin River Viaduct under
construction in 2020 - photo from CAHSRA. San Joaquin River Viaduct -
Located in north Fresno, the San Joaquin River Viaduct is a 4,700-foot
span over the San Joaquin River parallel to State Route 99. Its arches
represent the northern gateway into Fresno.

I see the price tag is now over 80 billion.

Posted by: Colin at May 15, 2020 08:20 AM (jKqap)

85 You know...

A little Formula 409™ might help clean up those grimy milestones.

Another dreary, overcast day today here in NE Okla. I thought we would get a break today, but the t-storms rolled in early and it's been drizzling off and on since. The cats are not happy. My yardwork schedule is not too keen on this weather, either. If we get up to the 80°s today as forecast, it's gonna be steamy. Yay! An early August day.

Now I know why we call the month 'May.' It may be hot, it may be cold, it may be rainy, it may snow, it may be sweltering... at least 'round these hyar parts.

Okay, that's my morning report. Now, I'm off to read JJ's grimy milestones.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Sniffy/Mooch 2020
at May 15, 2020 08:21 AM (ATv6t)

86 "Grocery shopping has become such a dire, grim, soul-crushing experience, I can't even anymore.



Posted by: Guy Smiley"
Yep. I have reduced them to minimum. One trip a week instead of of typical 3. Not easy with kids but the virtue mask theater is just too annoying.

YMCA is finally opening but they have so many restrictions it is not worth it. I'll be heading to parks for hiking and biking for exercise.

Posted by: Ripley at May 15, 2020 08:21 AM (MxEKc)

87 All laws have a statute number. Grab the fucking manager and ask him what it is.

Unless the legislature passed a law, it isn't.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:19 AM (5/lDN)

It's a generic announcement that they must be running in all their stores, because the full version (I was paraphrasing) goes "Remember Krogers, King Soopers and City Market shoppers..." and I notice they don't name the county, just "this county."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:21 AM (+7yf7)

88 Unfunny Ellen must be feeling attention deprived. All her "coming out" was just a giant look at me because her standup material smelled like ass. Or maybe a giant carp kill.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:22 AM (y7DUB)

89 I am not sorry but Biden couldn't rape a jellyfish with his Limp a doodle..he has to know How to FOLD them in NOW !

I can't wait for Casinos to open,so I can be distanced from my money...HA !

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:22 AM (5IHGB)

90 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.

--

As if it needs to be said, he's not the only one. And I could watch it happen, completely immune to any human emotional response, too. Don't know what that says about me.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:22 AM (O+I8R)

91 Here, it's currently 78 and cloudy, projected high of 84, and we have a flash flood watch. Pretty standard for May, actually.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 15, 2020 08:23 AM (rWZ8Y)

92 68 Grocery shopping has become such a dire, grim, soul-crushing experience, I can't even anymore.
__________________

I was at the grocery store here (AZ) yesterday, and I noticed a lot fewer people wearing masks. Before yesterday, about 50% of shoppers were wearing them, but yesterday I probably saw less than 10% in them. And people were pretty much ignoring the "distancing" directions too.

I think people are starting to realize that many of these "precautions" are just bullshit, and they're not going to go along with them anymore.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:23 AM (k4dH2)

93 Just double-checked the forecast. Our dry mid-80s temps have been transformed into stormy 70s. That's not what they said two days ago.

Oh, well. At least they can accurately predict how every little sneeze of ours will affect global climate for centuries to come.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Sniffy/Mooch 2020
at May 15, 2020 08:23 AM (ATv6t)

94 Doesn't the PA Health official who is now "Rachel" rather than "Richard" have a degree in child psychology? Rachel is not a medical Dr, correct? It's a shame Levine has to make this corona illness about using the wrong pronouns instead of the mistake in sending corona patients back to nursing homes..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2020 08:24 AM (+eVzC)

95 The West Coast is screwed. The Left ruins everything it touches.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 15, 2020 08:24 AM (jUVms)

96 Holy Shit are we wasting time and money

% Positive and New Test By Day in Texas

5.68% 19,812
5.93% 11,728
5.85% 16,224
5.89% 21,956
6.75% 12,176
5.93% 24,684
6.37% 11,719
6.92% 12,475
5.37% 49,259
5.03% 35,853

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 08:25 AM (JFO2v)

97 >>Doesn't the PA Health official who is now "Rachel" rather than "Richard" have a degree in child psychology? Rachel is not a medical Dr, correct?

Nah, has a degree - our own Muldoon attended medical school with Levine -- and says he was a freak back then, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:25 AM (bDqIh)

98 "President Trump Says He "Totally" Disagrees with Dr. Falsie on His Comments About Lockdown

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Let's get a move on, then. Officially, has he lifted the "national state of emergency?"

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:25 AM (O+I8R)

99 JJ, you are a macher and a mensch. I don't know how you do this every day without your head exploding
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

After controlling the weather, I'm sure this is just a walk in the pahk.

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2020 08:26 AM (arJlL)

100 Fucking DeWine is still under the spell of his dominatrix health czarina like a mirror universe Alexandra and Rasputin. This asshole might be even worse than Katshit. Another bang up job by the Ohio GOP to drop a deuce in the statehouse.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:26 AM (y7DUB)

101 I think people are starting to realize that many of these "precautions" are just bullshit, and they're not going to go along with them anymore.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:23 AM (k4dH2)
=======

Not in my part of NoVA. It's still Karen Central here and my wife does the grocery shopping because she doesn't want me to go to the store maskless and get into a fight. LOL.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 15, 2020 08:26 AM (dfRN6)

102 Good Morning,

Thanks for all of the links and your hard work J.J.

That essay by Carol Brown is really good, I've already shared it several places, not sure if it will penetrate the thick skulls, but felt I should try. There are so many people who are trying to protest, but they are all small fractured groups, it would be helpful if someone that has a big microphone could maybe organize something really big. I really pray someone steps up and does this.

Posted by: spypeach at May 15, 2020 08:27 AM (Up/Jb)

103 "President Trump Says He "Totally" Disagrees with Dr. Falsie on His Comments About Lockdown "


I deem Fauci non-essential. He gets to sit at home without a paycheck until the virus has been eradicated.

Posted by: Ripley at May 15, 2020 08:27 AM (MxEKc)

104
Are we really supposed to care that Levine being "misgendered" by a
reporter more than the fact that Levine rescued his mom from a nursing
home while forcing others' parents in nursing homes to live with Wuhan
flu-infected residents???


About forcing nursing homes to take infected people as an official government policy: at a minimum - assuming nothing but pure stupidity on the part of government actors - that is criminally negligent homicide, at worst - assuming deliberate malice - that is premeditated mass murder.

Posted by: An Oservation at May 15, 2020 08:28 AM (pEZjB)

105 94 Doesn't the PA Health official who is now "Rachel" rather than "Richard" have a degree in child psychology? Rachel is not a medical Dr, correct?
______________

No, his bio says he went to Tulane Medical School. He specializes in pediatric medicine. He married in his 4th year of med school, and fathered two kids, before deciding that he was really a woman. He and his wife divorced in 2013.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:28 AM (k4dH2)

106 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:23 AM (k4dH2)

Problem is, it actually is illegal in this county to not wear a mask. Mask usage had dropped way down to about where yours is until the fascist fucks in the county legislature made it mandatory. It was 100% at King Soopers last night, what with those announcements running non-stop.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:28 AM (+7yf7)

107 Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:25 AM (bDqIh

Thanks for the correction and that's interesting about Dr. Levine.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2020 08:28 AM (+eVzC)

108 Baltimore's own Mayor Jack Young (AKA, Babblin' Jack) apparently feels that if he lifts the lockdown, people who are uncomfortable with leaving their homes will be forced to go out, and interact with strangers.

https://cbsloc.al/2yZoKUE

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (3D/fK)

109 Exponentially!
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (5/lDN)

3 to 7 is supposed to be bad. So over 3 weeks mean this is not a very contagious disease.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (JFO2v)

110 @dc_draino or Rogan O'Handley is a Tampa guy who has almost a million followers on Instagram. He posted a Tampa bar he and others were enjoying last night. No masks, no worries. It was glorious. President Trump retweeted it.

Florida has a lot of open businesses. I'm happy to see this.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (jUVms)

111 Shouldn't that say correct and not wrong pronoun?

Posted by: Someguy at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (Zm+LZ)

112 About forcing nursing homes to take infected people as an official government policy: at a minimum - assuming nothing but pure stupidity on the part of government actors - that is criminally negligent homicide, at worst - assuming deliberate malice - that is premeditated mass murder.

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The "media" is too busy yawning about the deaths of Grandma and Grandpa at the hands of poor gov't decisions. They're old and likely white anyway, so who cares?

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (O+I8R)

113 Are we really supposed to care that Levine being "misgendered" by a
reporter more than the fact that Levine rescued his mom from a nursing
home while forcing others' parents in nursing homes to live with Wuhan
flu-infected residents???

Yes; It's intended to be a distraction from shir/hir
colossally criminal stupidity

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2020 08:30 AM (+eVzC)

114 Here's the order for the county where I live:


"Walworth County's Division of Public Health will not be issuing orders that replace Safer at Home at this time. Short-term public health orders are not likely to have a significant lasting impact. Any effective solution will be dependent upon individuals and businesses making personal decisions to proactively protect themselves, their guests, and their customers."


In other words, use your common sense. What a concept.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2020 08:30 AM (lwiT4)

115 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.

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As if it needs to be said, he's not the only one. And I could watch it happen, completely immune to any human emotional response, too. Don't know what that says about me.
Posted by: Lady in Black




It says you're a better person than me.

I'd be cheering.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:31 AM (5/lDN)

116 91 Here, it's currently 78 and cloudy, projected high of 84, and we have a flash flood watch. Pretty standard for May, actually.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 15, 2020 08:23 AM (rWZ8Y)

You in bug H?? That what we have all weekend!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 08:31 AM (JFO2v)

117 Is a face colander considered a mask? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 15, 2020 08:32 AM (PiwSw)

118 Now is the time for all of us who want to remain free to cling to our Bibles and Guns, ie the First and Second Amendments. Obama correctly identfied his targets with his " bitter clngers" speech. We are the Resistance now. It's a personal choice we have to make, because the War has come to us.
Just my opinion.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 08:32 AM (bCLt0)

119 Not in my part of NoVA. It's still Karen Central here and my wife does the grocery shopping because she doesn't want me to go to the store maskless and get into a fight. LOL.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 15, 2020 08:26 AM (dfRN6)


I'm definitely in the minority on not wearing a mask anywhere but have not been accosted by any Karens. Any that might will be told that Halloween is five and a half months away.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:32 AM (y7DUB)

120 YMCA Pool is open..is it Fully" Otterized " asking for a few dicks.



My Emm Bee Seed.......... Oh Yeah......

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:33 AM (5IHGB)

121 Not in my part of NoVA. It's still Karen Central here and my wife does the grocery shopping because she doesn't want me to go to the store maskless and get into a fight. LOL.
________________

You have my sympathy. I lived there for many years before moving to AZ. It's better here. Much better.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:33 AM (k4dH2)

122 I had a scary thought. Even if Trump wins, even if bigly, look at the electoral map. Compare with 1972 and 1984. In those we carried New York and California. We even got Massachusetts once. Under the rosiest pre-virus scenario, that couldn't happen.

Screwed.

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2020 08:33 AM (ZbwAu)

123 One of the many little towns SE of Houston (which is where I grew up). It's the one with the highest opinion of itself XD

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 15, 2020 08:34 AM (rWZ8Y)

124 Mexico with a population a third of the USA has logged only 1/20th the number of Oriental Lung Deaths. And while Mexico has closed schools and public events, it hasn't done the full totalitarian lockdown of places like New York and California.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2020 08:34 AM (17n5k)

125 Thanks, J.J.

What you do every day is remarkable.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 15, 2020 08:34 AM (sGotD)

126 Now they are blaring thinly-veiled threats to call the cops on you if you're in there without a mask.

Print up one of those ADA cards about not wearing a mask. I believe that all the mask regulations state that you have to wear them unless you have a condition which prevents it and you cannot be asked to show proof of the condition.

So it's a test for who's a sheep.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 15, 2020 08:35 AM (DiT5w)

127 112 About forcing nursing homes to take infected people as an official government policy: at a minimum - assuming nothing but pure stupidity on the part of government actors - that is criminally negligent homicide, at worst - assuming deliberate malice - that is premeditated mass murder.

--

The "media" is too busy yawning about the deaths of Grandma and Grandpa at the hands of poor gov't decisions. They're old and likely white anyway, so who cares?
Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (O+I8R)

I'm reposting a comment I made yesterday:

I had an interesting conversation with someone this morning.

He said, that from a purely economic standpoint, COVID is interesting because it is adversely affecting a population that is a burden on our state budgets. The problem, from an economic standpoint, is that the draconian measures that are supposed to contain the damage are also adversely affecting the population that is supposed to be a net benefit to our state budgets.

I asked my friend to hold that thought, and then posited to him that it is interesting, in that light, that Andrew Cuomo, who has a state budget that has historically devoted a lot of resources to take care of its elderly population, would send elderly patients suffering from COVID to nursing homes where healthy elderly patients reside. To be honest, I never thought to make that connection before.

As he considered the implications of my statement, he was horrified at the prospect, as am I.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 15, 2020 08:35 AM (KDRsM)

128 110 @dc_draino or Rogan O'Handley is a Tampa guy who has almost a million followers on Instagram. He posted a Tampa bar he and others were enjoying last night. No masks, no worries. It was glorious. President Trump retweeted it.

Florida has a lot of open businesses. I'm happy to see this.
Posted by: Seems Legit at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (jUVms)

People rag on Florida, but we aren't governed by total fascists. Also, we have the 3rd largest state population in the country but are only 17th in Kung Flu. So suck it, Yankees!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:36 AM (NWiLs)

129 Seriously thinking of getting one of those "invisible man" Halloween masks and just wearing that, maybe with wraparound shades over it. Those are easy to see and breathe through. Much easier to breathe through than a mask. They come in colors...I was going to get white figuring it will be cooler to wear, but I'd look like one of the Winters brothers.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:36 AM (+7yf7)

130 Riverside County, CA Sheriff Rejects Stay-at-Home, Won't Make Criminals Out of Business Owners, Working Single Moms
_______

Has any lefty explained why this is an abomination, while sanctuary cities were a great idea?

Anyone?

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2020 08:36 AM (ZbwAu)

131 So Gretchen "Mommie Dearest" Whitmer has also been shoving ChiComFlu patients into nursing homes, i.e., a move guaranteed to maximize fatalities. Just like Other Brother Fredo in New York, Phil McCrevice in New Jersey, and Running Dog Wolf in Pennsylvania.

Remember the old saying: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action".

What about four times?

These shitstains have deliberately murdered thousands of elderly people. Deliberately murdered.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:36 AM (mNq/0)

132 Thanks, J.J.

What you do every day is remarkable.

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I don't know how he does it. I practically need Thorazine just to make it through the link titles without blowing a gasket.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:37 AM (O+I8R)

133 How about a body mask.


Would that work?

https://tinyurl.com/yat4j6xs

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:37 AM (3D/fK)

134 CNN calls Nicholas Kristof a distinguished journo this morn

The same guy that helped frame Steven Hatfill

working with the FBI, to destroy a great man, much like Flynn

Kristof's lies were so bad that he actually apologized for them

A good read on this is an Atlantic article from 2010 by David Freed

The Wrong Man

And yes, our friend Mueller was involved in this fiasco also

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 08:37 AM (tQbpU)

135 At the risk of being gratuitous, again, thank you, Mr. Sefton. What you do here every morning is important for all of us.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 08:38 AM (bCLt0)

136 If we seriously entertain the idea that the Chinese Coronavirus was an act of war by the Chinese Communist Party against the USA, what does that make those politicians and "experts" who are shutting down the American economy?

Posted by: filbert at May 15, 2020 08:39 AM (NiXyF)

137


https://takethehouse.com/

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 15, 2020 08:39 AM (x4XFu)

138 As usual, so much greatness in today's Morning Report.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 08:39 AM (wiXsO)

139 124
Mexico with a population a third of the USA has logged only 1/20th the
number of Oriental Lung Deaths. And while Mexico has closed schools and
public events, it hasn't done the full totalitarian lockdown of places
like New York and California.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo


The Cartels govern better? Huh...

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 15, 2020 08:39 AM (MVR7y)

140 I'm not really a bank robber
I never hurt nobody
I only have to look that way
When I go out to spend my money.

(Lyrics The Clash almost sang)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:39 AM (+7yf7)

141 115 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.

--

As if it needs to be said, he's not the only one. And I could watch it happen, completely immune to any human emotional response, too. Don't know what that says about me.
Posted by: Lady in Black




It says you're a better person than me.

I'd be cheering.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:31 AM (5/lDN)

I'd have him wired for sound so we could listen to each terrified, impotent wheeze he made as he ineffectually tried to scream.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:40 AM (NWiLs)

142 I am quite confident that the law is on my side - but it is always a crap shoot in court - dependent on the whims of a judge that day.

You got that right.

Posted by: LTG Flynn at May 15, 2020 08:40 AM (DiT5w)

143 For example, Inslee's contact tracing plan is very clearly a violation of the 14th amendment. It isn't even questionable, it will be tossed out the first time it goes to a Federal judge.


The constitution does not apply to federal judges. The only thing they are bound by is their imagination.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 15, 2020 08:40 AM (dNzKv)

144 ^^ "Get in and out as fast as you can"


Great advice ALL ROUND dude.

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:40 AM (5IHGB)

145 NY Attorney General Demands NYPD Stop Enforcing Social Distancing Rules for Minorities
________

Women have to follow those rules, but men don't?

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2020 08:41 AM (ZbwAu)

146 People rag on Florida, but we aren't governed by total fascists. Also, we have the 3rd largest state population in the country but are only 17th in Kung Flu. So suck it, Yankees!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

Dat's because da snakes and the alligators eat
the sick people before the numbers get reported !

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (arJlL)

147 DHS Allows Foreign Workers with Expiring H-2B Visas to Stay in U.S.



Of course they did. Always looking out for the American worker

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (ba0ia)

148 Are we really supposed to care that Levine being "misgendered" by a reporter more than the fact that Levine rescued his mom from a nursing home while forcing others' parents in nursing homes to live with Wuhan flu-infected residents???"

How come we're not supposed to care that a perverted, psychotic ass-clown like Levine is allowed in any public position at all, rather than confined in a mental institution?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (V2Yro)

149 How many of you have considered suing their local uberfuhrers? Or is that actually doing something, and against your code of complain - but do nada while the country vaporizes before your face?

Posted by: An Oservation at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (pEZjB)

150 I don't think I can deal with the non-stop Soviet style announcements in Krogers. Going to have to start using the home delivery even though it's a half block away.

I have it on very good information that Kroger is turning "woke". Over the past few years they have been purging their management ranks of white males and replacing them with a colorful AA pastiche of virtue signalers and sub-optimal mouth breathers.

In the meantime, they are patting themselves on how brilliant they are as they are cashing in massive bonuses and stock options. Forgetting that it is only the fact that half the meals eaten prior to the Wuhan Death Miasma were at restaurants.

Treating you like shit is correlated with massive increases in sales. Expect the beatings to continue.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (C+evo)

151 Pelosi's talking point word salad.

https://tinyurl.com/y8zjxz8p

Always amazed that she thinks her lies/spin are convincing.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (bDqIh)

152 These mandatory mask rules are simply useless, especially considering that they don't stipulate or care what kind of mask is used. Halloween mask? Sure. Giant box over your head? Yes, approved. Thin scarf? Check. The fact that most are dubious in actually helping you or anybody around you assures me it's all theater. Just make sure you have something tied to your face! Anything will do! It's all so ridiculous.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:42 AM (O+I8R)

153
I saw WHIMS of a JUDGE open for the SCOTUS 8 on the Eleventh Circuit in Honolulu Shark Shak.

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:43 AM (5IHGB)

154 > Also, we have the 3rd largest state population in the country but are only 17th in Kung Flu.

That can't be right. I have it on good authority that both Florida and Georgia were supposed to be completely depopulated by now, thanks to their IGNORANT HICK INBRED GOVERNORS refusing to destroy their economies by staying under lockdown.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:43 AM (mNq/0)

155 @DailyCaller

Joe Biden:

"If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me. I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."

Video: https://tinyurl.com/ya5xc7s2

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 08:43 AM (cF8AT)

156 I asked my friend to hold that thought, and then posited to him that it is interesting, in that light, that Andrew Cuomo, who has a state budget that has historically devoted a lot of resources to take care of its elderly population, would send elderly patients suffering from COVID to nursing homes where healthy elderly patients reside. To be honest, I never thought to make that connection before.

As he considered the implications of my statement, he was horrified at the prospect, as am I.
Posted by: Darrell Harris



Need to free up cash for illegals.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:44 AM (5/lDN)

157 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:02 AM (NWiLs)

you don't happen to have a news letter do you...?

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2020 08:44 AM (+NdM9)

158 How come we're not supposed to care that a perverted, psychotic ass-clown like Levine is allowed in any public position at all, rather than confined in a mental institution?


yeah he goes "it's insulting" to misgender him

You know what? It's INSULTING to have to look at that FREAK in a position of any kind of authority! He's nuts!!!! and Wolf is as well! And have you SEEN our Lt Governor?!?! possibly the craziest of all three!!!

it's like having Caligula as your Governor with his Horse as the Health Advisor. Honestly that would be better.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 08:44 AM (j9HX3)

159 > Halloween mask? Sure. Giant box over your head? Yes, approved. Thin scarf?

I've been carrying an old nylon stocking in my pocket, in case I'm ever forced to use one. So far, I haven't.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:45 AM (mNq/0)

160 A good read on this is an Atlantic article from 2010 by David Freed

The Wrong Man

And yes, our friend Mueller was involved in this fiasco also
Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 08:37 AM (tQbpU)


The Atlantic used to do good work before it became Loon Central. Trump should probably run as the Green Party candidate for all the trees he's saved.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:45 AM (y7DUB)

161 Mexico with a population a third of the USA has logged only 1/20th the number of Oriental Lung Deaths. And while Mexico has closed schools and public events, it hasn't done the full totalitarian lockdown of places like New York and California.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo

The Cartels govern better? Huh...
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 15, 2020 08:39 AM (MVR7y)

Remember when C. S. Lewis wrote that it would be better to be ruled by robber barons than constant moral busybodies who torture us for "our own good"???

As bad as the cartels are, even they realize it's idiotic to destroy their own homes for no reason, over a fake scare and a fake "pandemic" that isn't even as bad as previous flus.

Mexico, by doing nothing at all and just blowing this off, has handled this far more rationally and successfully than we have.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 08:45 AM (V2Yro)

162 If you read or recommend nothing else today, this is the link to go for.

No, no, that depressing little excerpt was quite enough, thanks. You're right. Never mind about the rest of the news.* Maybe I'll stroll in to Wal-Mart and pick up some toilet paper, singing "♪ you're so far away from me" in the aisles. Maybe go out to a restaurant for lunch.

And smile at my fellow non-mask-wearers, and be happy that our great and resilient country will recover and more, and strike fear into the hearts of karens and whittmers everywhere.

It's Like-a-Plan™.



*(Aw, who'm I kiddin'. I still gotta read all JJ's post, because.)

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Sniffy/Mooch 2020
at May 15, 2020 08:46 AM (ATv6t)

163 I love that Tucker Carlson calls Covid-19 by (one of) its correct names: the Wuhan Virus.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 15, 2020 08:46 AM (r28kI)

164 77 I have been investigating suing the local officials. Looks like small claims court is the way to go. In addition the NOLO book on small claims court points out that there have been a number of cases where plaintiffs have formed a group that tutor's others on what forms to fill out, best strategies, how to present an effective case etc. Small claims in Texas are limited to $10,000 but increase to $20,000 on Sept 1. To a wealthy politician these are like Bee stings - enough of them can bring down the wealthiest defendant.
I am quite confident that the law is on my side - but it is always a crap shoot in court - dependent on the whims of a judge that day.
Posted by: An Oservation at May 15, 2020 08:18 AM (pEZjB)


I filed a suit in Small Claims court in Iowa two weeks ago. It was daunting at first but the state maintains a help line with some incredibly patient people. Do it.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2020 08:46 AM (XxJt1)

165 155 @DailyCaller

Joe Biden:

"If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me. I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."

Video: https://tinyurl.com/ya5xc7s2
Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 08:43 AM (cF8AT)

============

Every once in a while, Biden just straight up says some people shouldn't vote for him.

Yeah, electoral juggernaut that guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 08:46 AM (LvTSG)

166 In other words, use your common sense. What a concept.

I wish I lived in your county. I get the liberal hell that is Dane instead.

But moving! Hopefully will have house listed in 3 weeks or less.

Hopefully will find something just outside of Dane. /fingerscrossed.

Posted by: Gman at May 15, 2020 08:46 AM (GfWuY)

167 >>Mexico, by doing nothing at all and just blowing this off, has handled this far more rationally and successfully than we have.

Maybe so, but also pretty sure they are flooding US hospitals along the border?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:46 AM (bDqIh)

168 My take on all that is happening:

CA-25 should be a wake up call to the dems. It wont be.

Like somebody mentioned above, even the Karens are going to get tired of this shit. I just hope it isn't before our food supply chain is FUBAR

It is undeniable that our very freedoms are at stake and the population as a whole, once freedom is RE acquired, it will be DAMN near impossible to strip away. I have already seen/heard (in deep blue MA!) "NEVER AGAIN!"

As with everything, the left waaaaay overplayed their hand and are making this their last stand it seems. If they can't win, nobody has liberty or freedom anymore.

Nancy Pelosi's attitudee towards this has been breath takingly absurd and evil. Combine that awfulness with what Cuomo said last night "look these things happen, all that other stuff is above my pay grade..." WOW

I predicted many weeks ago that once families understand their fucking LIVES are at stake, spending a lifetim on social media and bingewatching everything available is going to wear thin. It has already started. Do you not see less and less "quarantine life lol!!"?

It's not funny anymore. We aren't a child you throw a gameboy at while the grownups turn our lives upseide down.

This ends NOW.

We are AMERICANS, not fearful plebs of a communist rule.

Stand the fuck up and FIGHT.

Posted by: Getcha Pull at May 15, 2020 08:47 AM (mqO5P)

169 Just read that you cannot get in an Uber without a mask. Anywhere. Not just in all states but all *countries*, regardless of local laws. You must ride in the back seat (I guess this is the norm in big cities but absolutely wasn't in smaller ones) and get this...windows must be open at all times. Oh, that's gonna be fun in, say, the Deep South in August or the north in winter.

I haven't taken an Uber in months, since the WuFlu started. I was kind of wondering how it was going to work.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:47 AM (+7yf7)

170 It's still Karen Central here and my wife does the grocery shopping because she doesn't want me to go to the store maskless and get into a fight.

I still go to the store pretty much every day, as I have throughout, and without a mask. I have noticed that the kids stationed at the door to ration the buggy wipes don't automatically offer them to people without a mask. Almost like they know.

Posted by: LTG Flynn at May 15, 2020 08:47 AM (DiT5w)

171 Dem Governor Jay Inslee orders you MUST present ID to eat but not to vote. Ding , Ding, Ding I hope people that have voted Democrat in the past just because they always have start waking up to the BS the Dem party has been spewing all these years.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (wiXsO)

172 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.

--

As if it needs to be said, he's not the only one. And I could watch it happen, completely immune to any human emotional response, too. Don't know what that says about me.
Posted by: Lady in Black




It says you're a better person than me.

I'd be cheering.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:31 AM (5/lDN)

I'd have him wired for sound so we could listen to each terrified, impotent wheeze he made as he ineffectually tried to scream.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:40 AM (NWiLs)


Make it a GIF so I can enjoy it 24/7

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (y7DUB)

173 Mexico with a population a third of the USA has logged only 1/20th the number of Oriental Lung Deaths. And while Mexico has closed schools and public events, it hasn't done the full totalitarian lockdown of places like New York and California.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2020 08:34 AM (17n5k)


I saw a report yesterday that the crematoriums are running full out, with a 2-3 day backlog.

So maybe their data ain't too reliable? Would a socialist gubmint lie to the world?

Also, is water wet?

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (Z4rgH)

174 157 Inslee needs to be impaled at the top of the space needle with his lungs pulled out Viking blood eagle style.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:02 AM (NWiLs)

you don't happen to have a news letter do you...?
Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2020 08:44 AM (+NdM9)

I think I could start one easily enough.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (NWiLs)

175 Covid19 is THE officially sanctioned name for the means of our oppression. Any other name used is a mark of your rebellion. Serf.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (bCLt0)

176
Every one must wear a mask when they leave their home in L.A ,FCUK, now they can all look like Hollywood Starlets.


Bueller , Mueller is THAT U? no we are the PedoPhiles,Rapists and Criminals free to be undetected on Camera Ha Ha suckas.

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (5IHGB)

177 I appeal to the Horde for help. My rabid anti-Trumper sister is obsessed with the idea that Trump is trying to institute negative interest rates. She sent me an article a week or so ago claiming this, and this morning she sent me another one: https://tinyurl.com/yauy6lgc

I think she's too bigoted against Trump to be able to read these articles intelligently. The first thing I note is the remarkable lack of links to Trump's actual words. This one at least includes the solitary tweet they use to hook the story to Trump, when in fact it's a story about the Fed chairman's remarks. At least they do give the tweet; the previous one didn't even do that.

When I do a search for "Trump negative interest", I get a tweet from January at Davos, and another one from September 2019, which might as well be September 1919, considering the completely changed landscape we're facing. I take these remarks as NOT Trump contemplating negative interest as a policy he favours, but as purely related to trade conditions with other nations that already have it, and are using it to gain an advantage over the US. In other words, 'Two can play that game,' which is VERY consistent with his ideas over the past 4 years.

Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)

178 Mandatory masks. It's for the chirruns. If it saves just one life. Stay safe.

Posted by: A Scold of Gretchens at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (EgshT)

179 Dammit, JJ, you're right.

America, the only one that I know, is collapsing.
Everyone is going to have to look in the mirror and decide just what is important to them.

Watching Inslee out here, the guy is a frigging zombie.

He has guzzled the kool-aid. His mysterious magical science friends he quotes are his crutch. There is no semblance of communication, only being talked down to like children. Jay says that he is all about science, but he refuses to show his work.

That didn't work in my 3rd grade arithmetic class, and it doesn't work now. He just makes chit up, and the result is to kill small businesses en masse.
And, no,I'm not showing ID to buy a sandwich, you junior Communist.

I've seen arrogant politicians before, but Jay is both dictatorial, and stupid. He's talking to citizens at the level of an 11 year old. I've never seen anything like this in real life.

I see the anger level simmering, and ready to boil. We're adults, Guvnor.
You're going to learn that, one way or another.

Your actions are patently unconstitutional, but I don't have $500 an hour in my pocket to fight your illegal actions.

And you know that.


Pro-tip, Jay.

If you start hearing people in the crowd yelling "Wolverines!", you're too late.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (sy5kK)

180 Stay safe everyone...

Stay safe!

Posted by: Guy on Next Door at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (1xshr)

181 Stand the fuck up and FIGHT.


lol I fought by going to an illicit party last night and now I'm hung over

but I'll try to pull it together to go to a "speakeasy" tonite also!

I do my part, as does my liver.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (j9HX3)

182 No Blue State Bailouts: Hold Democrats Accountable for Democrats' Policies
________

One fear is that they are demanding so many things, that some will likely slip through. And this may be one of them.

Remember the theory of saturating the defenses?

Posted by: Eeyore at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (ZbwAu)

183 This morning on F&F Joe Concha called Adam Schiff the Michael Avenatti of lawmakers.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 08:50 AM (wiXsO)

184 They should refer to a map similar to red/ blue, precinct by precinct, presidential election map when talking about Kung flu

It would look a lot like the election map.

Here in western MA , other than Springfield, not many cases.

but raging in Boston and around Boston

up on the northern shore, they are cutting off water service to vacation homes

hehe

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 08:50 AM (tQbpU)

185
Joe Biden:



"If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me. I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."


SHORTER: "She's a lyin' whore!"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 15, 2020 08:50 AM (oVJmc)

186
The sheriffs in Kendall and Grundy County IL have said they will no longer enforce Jabba's lock down orders. Madison and Adams County have reopened and more counties such as McHenry and Will have said they have to reopen and mayors in DuPage have started to complain too.

As the revolt grows Jabba is threatening pulling state business licenses and funding to counties. Yesterday the head of the Illinois state police said they will start to go after businesses that violate Jabba's orders. At the same time Illinois let 4,000 criminals including 64 murderers out of jail. So the criminals are out and business owners will be jailed. I really really really want all of these state pensions to go completely bust.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2020 08:50 AM (ba0ia)

187 I have to go grocery shopping soon. As mentioned above it's just grim and depressing. About half the people are in masks. Most aren't paying attention to the arrows though. There's no interaction anymore between people. Just shuffing along not looking at each other.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 08:50 AM (dUJdY)

188 Good morning everyone. Day 2 of freedom and nobody I know has dropped dead yet. Bars and restaurants here were still closed by me last night. I imagine it takes a little time to get up and running, but we are going to try and find a fish fry tonight .


Posted by: grammie winger at May 15, 2020 08:12 AM (lwiT4)

Damn, Grammie burning the midnight oil, or vodka, as it were...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (+NdM9)

189 181 Stand the fuck up and FIGHT.


lol I fought by going to an illicit party last night and now I'm hung over

but I'll try to pull it together to go to a "speakeasy" tonite also!

I do my part, as does my liver.
Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (j9HX3)

You go, girl. Fight the good fight!!

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (bCLt0)

190 I have a rabid anti-Trump Karen for a sister. I find it's best not to even try and reason with or argue with them. Facts and logic have no effect. We now communicate in short text messages only.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (+7yf7)

191 Couple of missing words?

Already, a large group of citizens interposed themselves {{between him}} and the authorities to prevent them from shutting him down.

Felt like it was worth grammarkarening about, since that's one of the most joy-inducing things to have happened so far.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Sniffy/Mooch 2020
at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (ATv6t)

192 "I had a scary thought. Even if Trump wins, even if bigly, look at the electoral map. Compare with 1972 and 1984. In those we carried New York and California. We even got Massachusetts once. Under the rosiest pre-virus scenario, that couldn't happen."

So? Carter won southern states. Obama won North Carolina.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (hair not on fire) at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (5p7BC)

193 Halloween mask? Sure. Giant box over your head? Yes, approved. Thin scarf?

=====

Good morning all.

Product idea for jewells: 'harem' type mask with jewels along the top sides or skulls for the manly men. Fun use for tulle.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

194 Covid19 is THE officially sanctioned name for the means of our oppression. Any other name used is a mark of your rebellion.

--

I swear, every time I see Covid19, I have Steely Dan's 'Hey Nineteen' pop into my head. Muldoon and his creativity should work up some fun lyrics!

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (O+I8R)

195 I've been skipping around reading for an hour now and still haven't found a Carol Brown essay. Any helpful hints to locate it?

Posted by: Ironwood at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (n5L++)

196 I still go to the store pretty much every day, as I have throughout, and without a mask.

Posted by: LTG Flynn at May 15, 2020 08:47 AM (DiT5w)

Same for me. I have quickly tired of looking for one-way signs on the floors, too.

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 15, 2020 08:52 AM (r28kI)

197 >>Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.

Just google Donald Trump negative interest rates and you will get a bunch of links. He has been saying for a while that our competitors like Germany and others in the EU have negative interest rates, and they do, for quite some time.

His point is that we are at a competitive disadvantage competing with countries that have them and again, he is right.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 08:52 AM (ZLI7S)

198 Now they are blaring thinly-veiled threats to call the cops on you if you're in there without a mask. It goes something like:

"Remember, it is against the law in this county to be in public without a mask. Please put your mask on immediately. You are subject to a civil fine for not wearing a mask. You really don't want a civil fine do you? It would be terrible if you forced us to alert the authorities."

This is immediately followed up by the omnipresent "And remember - we're all in this together!"

Grocery shopping has become such a dire, grim, soul-crushing experience, I can't even anymore.


Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:15 AM (+7yf7)

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

Get yourself a plague doctor mask. If they're going to make you wear one, have fun with it!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 15, 2020 08:17 AM (CAJOC)

If you're in a position in life where you can. i like the guy who wore the sheet over his head.

of course the karens of the world make it so you have to be financially independent and anonymous to be able to pull it off.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2020 08:52 AM (+NdM9)

199 up on the northern shore, they are cutting off water service to vacation homes

hehe
Posted by: REDACTED

BO kills the virus ?

Posted by: JT at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (arJlL)

200 Mexico, by doing nothing at all and just blowing this off, has handled this far more rationally and successfully than we have.

Maybe so, but also pretty sure they are flooding US hospitals along the border?
Posted by: Lizzy


They've already closed those for illegals' non-payments going back to 2000. Long before C-19.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (5/lDN)

201 >>As he considered the implications of my statement, he was horrified at the prospect, as am I.


"Is it really so shocking?"
-- Zeke Emanuel

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (bDqIh)

202 Why is it that this latest whistleblower's name is all over the place when the name of Adam Shit's whistleblower was not to be mentioned?

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (Tnijr)

203 108 Baltimore's own Mayor Jack Young (AKA, Babblin' Jack) apparently feels that if he lifts the lockdown, people who are uncomfortable with leaving their homes will be forced to go out, and interact with strangers.

https://cbsloc.al/2yZoKUE
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 08:29 AM (3D/fK)

You know in this one instance I can kinda see why he wants to keep all the ghetto rats locked up. Of course thinking that they'll obey any rules he makes is idiocy compounded.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (V2Yro)

204 > Yesterday the head of the Illinois state police said they will start to go after businesses that violate Jabba's orders.

Heads are generally political appointees. Is that the case here?

What will matter is what the actual state police officers do or do not do.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (mNq/0)

205 I swear, every time I see Covid19, I have Steely Dan's 'Hey Nineteen' pop into my head.


Not "Come on, Eileen?" Must be a generational thing.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (17n5k)

206 Just shuffing along not looking at each other.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 08:50 AM (dUJdY)

Yep. No smiles with masks on. No laughter, no chit chat, no saying hi to friends you spot in the store. No fun. No excitement. No joy. Everyone shuffles grimly along, eyes fixed on the floor while the announcements drone on and on like a dystopian nightmare. "Attention citizens. Attention citizens."

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (+7yf7)

207 Maybe so, but also pretty sure they are flooding US hospitals along the border?
__________________

IOW, business as usual in the border-town hospitals.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (k4dH2)

208 >>others in the EU have interest rates

have negative interest rates.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (ZLI7S)

209 192 "I had a scary thought. Even if Trump wins, even if bigly, look at the electoral map. Compare with 1972 and 1984. In those we carried New York and California. We even got Massachusetts once. Under the rosiest pre-virus scenario, that couldn't happen."

So? Carter won southern states. Obama won North Carolina.
Posted by: Dave in Fla (hair not on fire) at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (5p7BC)

Not just "southern states", Carter won the south generally.

Posted by: Someguy at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (Zm+LZ)

210 I swear, every time I see Covid19, I have Steely Dan's 'Hey Nineteen' pop into my head.


For some reason, I hear 'Black Friday'.

Posted by: dantesed at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (88xKn)

211 Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)

FBN article on it:
https://tinyurl.com/y7vs4pej

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (cF8AT)

212 Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)


The closest you'll find is Trump complaining about the Fed raising rates. You can present an NT with enough evidence to convince black robed tyrant Sullivan and it won't move the needle one damn bit. Critical thinking isn't their long suit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:55 AM (y7DUB)

213 J.J., how long have you been doing the Morning Report? I've been trying to remember a time before the MR but can't.

Posted by: creeper at May 15, 2020 08:55 AM (XxJt1)

214 btw every Statie I ever came across was a massive asshole, so I assume they will all happily enforce a Fascist Governor's orders.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 08:56 AM (j9HX3)

215 Here in Fort Wayne, all city pools are closed for the year, the zoo will open to current paid members only, the Tincaps minor league baseball team isn't playing, and the annual 3 Rivers Festival set for July is kaput. Gonna be a long summer in the Summit City.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 15, 2020 08:56 AM (1vIuC)

216 Cleanup on aisle 211.

Not the real Nurse ratched, in case that wasn't obvious.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:56 AM (mNq/0)

217 Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2020 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

Alas, no sewing machine. Besides hopefully this mask bullshit ends soon.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 08:56 AM (dUJdY)

218 Socking a regular is pretty shitty.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 08:56 AM (bCLt0)

219 Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)"

I read news from several sources as avidly as anyone, and I have never heard a single word about this before your post. I don't doubt that someone, somewhere, is trying to push this and therefore is claiming Trump is on their side.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 08:57 AM (V2Yro)

220 216 Here in Fort Wayne, all city pools are closed for the year, the zoo will open to current paid members only, the Tincaps minor league baseball team isn't playing, and the annual 3 Rivers Festival set for July is kaput. Gonna be a long summer in the Summit City.
Posted by: Fortcoins at May 15, 2020 08:56 AM (1vIuC)

========


Huh...I went to high school in Fort Wayne.

South Side High School.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 08:57 AM (LvTSG)

221 Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)

The closest you'll find is Trump complaining about the Fed raising rates. You can present an NT with enough evidence to convince black robed tyrant Sullivan and it won't move the needle one damn bit. Critical thinking isn't their long suit.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 08:55 AM (y7DUB)

No he specifically talked about negative interest rates the other day in his TV interview with FOX News. Talked about he wished his lenders would have paid him to borrow money and also about being at a competitive disadvantage that Jack Straw talked about above

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 08:58 AM (85Gof)

222 Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (+7yf7)

Or the idiot over the loudspeaker reminding how to wash our hands.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 08:58 AM (dUJdY)

223 177 Can anyone help find some evidence that Trump is interested in negative interest rates? I told her that I hadn't heard a thing about this on any of the conservative blogs I frequent, which is surely a sign that this is a nothingburger.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)


Yeah, he did mention it maybe a week ago. In a tweet. He does these 'trial balloons' to see what the responses are.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 08:58 AM (Z4rgH)

224 The Demonrats are trying to turn the US into a third world Banana Republic. I don't think they have thought that through very well. When you have a Banana Republic you get the kind of phenomena that such places have, like right wing death squads, or as they have been traditionally known in the US, vigilantes.

Posted by: An Oservation at May 15, 2020 08:58 AM (pEZjB)

225 199 up on the northern shore, they are cutting off water service to vacation homes

hehe
Posted by: REDACTED

BO kills the virus ?
Posted by: JT at May 15, 2020 08:53 AM (arJlL)

that and , from personal experience, meatball farts

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 08:59 AM (tQbpU)

226 Sigh, left my sock on again.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 15, 2020 08:59 AM (DiT5w)

227 Put on my waders and took a chance on some social media exploration last night. As many here had predicted, the new narrative that has taken root is that the arbitrary violation of our freedoms and the near-mortal wounding of our economy has saved us all. I took into consideration the sources but nevertheless found it disturbing, to say the least.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 15, 2020 08:59 AM (EgshT)

Posted by: An Observation at May 15, 2020 08:59 AM (pEZjB)

229 I swear, every time I see Covid19, I have Steely Dan's 'Hey Nineteen' pop into my head.


For some reason, I hear 'Black Friday'.
Posted by: dantesed at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (88xKn)


"Turn That Heartbeat Over Again" and "King Of The World"work too for apocalyptic mood music.

Personally, I've got "Black Cow" running pretty much constantly lately through my head. Very soothing.

Posted by: filbert at May 15, 2020 08:59 AM (NiXyF)

230 228 Put on my waders and took a chance on some social media exploration last night. As many here had predicted, the new narrative that has taken root is that the arbitrary violation of our freedoms and the near-mortal wounding of our economy has saved us all. I took into consideration the sources but nevertheless found it disturbing, to say the least.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 15, 2020 08:59 AM (EgshT)

Wait for Trump to say he saved 2 million lives. Then they'll have to find a new narrative.

Posted by: Someguy at May 15, 2020 09:00 AM (Zm+LZ)

231 FBN article on it:
https://tinyurl.com/y7vs4pej
Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (cF8AT)


I read the article. VERY peripherally connected to negative interest rates, or Trump's opinion on them. In fact, it finishes with Trump praising Powell, when the headline leads one to believe he's in a fight to the death with him over the subject. I believe Captain Hate is right, this isn't a big priority for Trump, and to the extent he favors it, it's because he wants to level the playing field for international trade.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:00 AM (Ea8oc)

232 Trump will be holding a presser in the Rose Garden today. New developments.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 09:00 AM (wiXsO)

233 ==========FLASH POINT: OWOSSO!!==========

Do any of you mitten-dweller's know the status of the recall on Governor Delores Umbridge wHilter? I know it's a ridiculous pipe-dream, but after perusing the content I need something to hope on.
It's still too early (I guess) to start drinking.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (7Fj9P)

234 "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again" and "King Of The World"work too for apocalyptic mood music.

"This Corrosion" by Sisters of Mercy always sounded apocalyptic to me.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (17n5k)

235 I always make a point of talking to the masked clerk wherever I shop. I don't wear a mask, BTW. In short, I have yet to find an employee who WANTS to wear the damned thing, but is required to by the business. They get slack from me.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (bCLt0)

236 Hi TJM, always glad to hear from a native past or present. Born and raised here, R.N. Snider grad and trying to make sure Dem Mayor Henry doesn't get too power hungry.

Posted by: Fortcoins at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (1vIuC)

237 233 Trump will be holding a presser in the Rose Garden today. New developments.
Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 09:00 AM (wiXsO)

===========

"I had the best sandwich. The most delicious sandwich. It had this wonderful mustard that included some horseradish. I was blown away. I'm really happy about that."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (LvTSG)

238 You blew the margins. Any particular reason? [CBD]

Posted by: spypeach at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (Up/Jb)

239
I know I've been beating the Lysenko drum a lot lately, but-

the parallels are uncanny.

From AGW thru gender/sex trannie liquidity thru today's COVID-inspired eternal lockdown and loss of basic freedoms -

the Left/Communists/Democrats are simply using leftist inspired Puppet-Play Science to achieve and enforce Leftist goals though the power of the state.

Who knew that Science comes from the barrel of a gun?

Welp. I guess we all do now.


Unfortunately, we appear to have only one good shot of rejecting this nonsense-

and that is the November elections.

If Trump can win the Presidency and the Reps take both Houses of Congress, we have a fairly good chance.

Then there needs to be a hard rollback of this phoney-baloney Model Lysenko Science, so we can get back on track to prosperity again.

You know, Lysenkoism used to a great point and laugh own goal for the Soviets,

How obvious could a scam be? How stupid would you have to be to follow it? Or support it?

Welp. Now we know that too.

It ain't so funny any more.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 15, 2020 09:02 AM (z0XD8)

240 237 Hi TJM, always glad to hear from a native past or present. Born and raised here, R.N. Snider grad and trying to make sure Dem Mayor Henry doesn't get too power hungry.
Posted by: Fortcoins at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (1vIuC)

===========

Yeah, I lived there for a grand three years from Sophomore year to Senior year. I know the area around Foster Park and that's about it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

241 >>I read news from several sources as avidly as anyone, and I have never heard a single word about this before your post. I don't doubt that someone, somewhere, is trying to push this and therefore is claiming Trump is on their side

Trump literally talked about this from the White House on Wednesday. It was carried during the Q&A period during one of his Wuhan virus meetings. I watched it live.

https://tinyurl.com/y94orx7p

This is not a new idea, many economists are in favor of it but Powell is not.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (ZLI7S)

242 239 Posted by: spypeach at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (Up/Jb)

==========

Use tinyurl. People will like you more.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

243 Also, we have the 3rd largest state population in the country but are only 17th in Kung Flu.



That can't be right. I have it on good authority that both Florida
and Georgia were supposed to be completely depopulated by now, thanks to
their IGNORANT HICK INBRED GOVERNORS refusing to destroy their
economies by staying under lockdown.





Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:43 AM

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You forgot Texas. Our Governor was called a reckless man three weeks who was going to get thousands of people killed by reopening his State too soon and people would literally be dropping in the streets because of his reckless behavior.


We are the second most populous State in the US and we have had 1,215 deaths from the virus.


New York has half our population and they have nearly 20 times the number of deaths from the virus as Texas does.

Something does not compute.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (JUOKG)

244 Ironically, the arrival of a troll to bitch about us not standing up for our civil liberties means that someone up in DNCland sees this as a risk.

There must be a lot of grumbling and ignoring of orders going on that they are seeing, but we don't.

Posted by: Dave in Fla (when they send the trolls it is a sign they are worried) at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (5p7BC)

245 Went to my grocer yesterday for oldie hour

the store thought it was good idea to completely reposition all the goods on the shelves

dumbshits

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (tQbpU)

246 Did the thread get stretched or is it my IPad?

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (wiXsO)

247

People in Chicago have started to take down the barriers or cut openings in them that Dykefoot has put up to stop people from using the parks. If people in Chicago are even getting pushed too far I don't think these asshole politicians realize what is bubbling up from the people.
Although these people will still blindly vote Democrat no matter what.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (ba0ia)

248 Trump will be holding a presser in the Rose Garden today. New developments.

"Ventilators ventilators ventilators big beautiful ventilators...media wrong. Me right. Ventilators ventilators ventilators. Chy-nah bad...that reporter is ugly and her mother dresses her funny...ventilators..."

I don't watch any of his pressers anymore hoping for talk of reopening and recovery. If he ever gets there I'll hear about it after anyway.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (+7yf7)

249 Do any of you mitten-dweller's know the status of the recall on Governor Delores Umbridge wHilter? I know it's a ridiculous pipe-dream, but after perusing the content I need something to hope on.
It's still too early (I guess) to start drinking.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (7Fj9P)


Not happening. You need to collect signatures equal to 1/4 of all votes cast in the election that put her there, which comes out to ~1 million signatures last I checked.

And any signature that's more than 60 days old at time of filing is not valid on that petition. So, collect one million recall signatures and file in two months.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (t+qrx)

250 @139

Because the Cartels have internalized Adam Smith and know that if you don't move the YaYyo, you don't get the Lana.


Comprende Muchacho?

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (NkeJ4)

251
You know, Lysenkoism used to a great point and laugh own goal for the Soviets,
How obvious could a scam be? How stupid would you have to be to follow it? Or support it?

Welp. Now we know that too.
It ain't so funny any more.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 15, 2020 09:02 AM (z0XD

You're absolutely right. and "Climate Change" has been a 30 year experiment in Lysenkoism. Look at all the tactics being used in the WuFlu scare, and it's all of the tactics they've been perfecting through the Climate Change nonsense.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (V2Yro)

252 180 Stay safe everyone...

Stay safe!
Posted by: Guy on Next Door at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (1xshr)


'Stay safe' is the new 'Heil H*tler'. It's stuck onto the end of every communication, no matter how irrelevant. We're just marinated in the 'We're all in this together' wartime propaganda non-stop. And the little slogan both reinforces it, and helps to pinpoint rebels who won't reciprocate.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (Ea8oc)

253 ruh roh.. who blew the margins?

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (dUJdY)

254 Talked about he wished his lenders would have paid him to borrow money and also about being at a competitive disadvantage that Jack Straw talked about above
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 08:58 AM (85Gof)


Thanks. Tossing out an offhanded comment about "wouldn't it be great to be paid for borrowing money" and a temporary competitive disadvantage are far from acting like negative interest rates are a viable long term strategy.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (y7DUB)

255 Anybody have an old bridal veil? That could be a cool mask as well. I have used the cheap tulle for costumes (poufy and does not need sewing).

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (MIKMs)

256 Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)


Deceptive headline and she misread the article. Negative interest rates impact currency. If other countries devalue, ours becomes stronger. I think effect of other countries' negative rates on the dollar is what he is talking about.

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (zr5Kq)

257 I wonder if the lefties know that when they say "the science says," we hear it the same way they hear "the Bible says?"

At least I can read the Bible for myself.

They keep their holy texts secret, only the high priest experts and their chosen politicians are allowed to see the words of their god
We are not worthy and would corrupt the sacred edicts with our unpure eyes and polluted minds

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (mt8mV)

258 Use tinyurl. People will like you more.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:03 AM (LvTSG)

Sorry about that, I actually, did the tinyurl, but copied the original link before I hit post. I think the Horde will forgive me this one time.

Posted by: spypeach at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (Up/Jb)

259 I don't watch any of his pressers anymore hoping for talk of reopening
and recovery. If he ever gets there I'll hear about it after anyway.
------------
Pretty much 80% of his pressers are now on reopening and recovery.

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (sX1BW)

260 247 Did the thread get stretched or is it my IPad?
Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (wiXsO)

Stretched. Someone messed up.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (bCLt0)

261 Coward of Broward Brian Miller is great hero! All hail great hero!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (JFO2v)

262 Damn. Margins be like "smoke 'em if you got 'em".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (5/lDN)

263 have negative interest rates.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (ZLI7S)


Saw that and fixed it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (dLLD6)

264 Finally got my haircut yesterday. I didn't wear a mask, although all the haircutters did. Not a corporate shop. None of us customers wore masks. Paid her for two cuts ("and for the one I missed").

Posted by: FloridaMan -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (r28kI)

265 Thanks. Tossing out an offhanded comment about "wouldn't it be great to be paid for borrowing money" and a temporary competitive disadvantage are far from acting like negative interest rates are a viable long term strategy.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 09:05 AM (y7DUB)

Nobody said he was all that serious or actually proposing any long term strategy. All I did was answer someone's question about whether he ever mentioned it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (85Gof)

266 TSMC to build multibillion-dollar 5n
chip plant in Arizona with Trump admin backing

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (3aI0K)

267 Stay safe' is the new 'Heil H*tler'. It's stuck onto the end of every
communication, no matter how irrelevant. We're just marinated in the
'We're all in this together' wartime propaganda non-stop. And the little
slogan both reinforces it, and helps to pinpoint rebels who won't
reciprocate.

-----------

You are right. It seems innocuous. Maybe I will start ending my communications with "Take a Risk Today" or "Be Bold" or "Be Risky", maybe "Screw the Government."

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (sX1BW)

268 I got a 100 comment flag thrown on this yesterday, but...With so, so many lives, livelihoods* and retirements being absolutely gutted, that seems to put a lot of people out there with absolutely nothing left to lose. It doesn't take a genius to see that crazy and hopeless intersection on the Venn diagram could produce some violent scenarios. I would never advocate violence, but it might keep me up at night if I was one of these Nazi Governors.
*You know what kills me about this? Think of all the inter-generational business that are being/going to be snuffed here. Lots of families will be shattered by this.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (7Fj9P)

269 Sorry, I think that was me. Can someone throw me a waffle down in the barrel please.

Posted by: spypeach at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (Up/Jb)

270 254 ruh roh.. who blew the margins?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (dUJdY)

its just ice cream

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (JFO2v)

271 Do any of you mitten-dweller's know the status of the recall on Governor Delores Umbridge wHilter? I know it's a ridiculous pipe-dream, but after perusing the content I need something to hope on.
It's still too early (I guess) to start drinking.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:01 AM (7Fj9P)

Not happening. You need to collect signatures equal to 1/4 of all votes cast in the election that put her there, which comes out to ~1 million signatures last I checked.

And any signature that's more than 60 days old at time of filing is not valid on that petition. So, collect one million recall signatures and file in two months.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (t+qrx)


An outside chance, I guess, is if all the other states open up just fine and she's still spewing nonsensical garbage like "you can play Euchre, but for health and safety reasons you're not allowed to play screw the dealer rules" in November.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (t+qrx)

272 For fuck's sake, if I can use tinyurl on my iPad it's very user friendly.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (y7DUB)

273 >>Saw that and fixed it!

Thanks. I need a handler.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (ZLI7S)

274 are the margins out of whack or is it just me ...??

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (zr5Kq)

275 Stay safe!
Posted by: Guy on Next Door at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (1xshr)

'Stay safe' is the new 'Heil H*tler'. It's stuck onto the end of every communication, no matter how irrelevant. We're just marinated in the 'We're all in this together' wartime propaganda non-stop. And the little slogan both reinforces it, and helps to pinpoint rebels who won't reciprocate.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse


When they say, "stay safe", respond with, "be better".

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (5/lDN)

276 274 >>Saw that and fixed it!

Thanks. I need a handler.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (ZLI7S)

=========

Is the position of supplier already taken?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (LvTSG)

277 "How did UBL really die? lol

What absolute, unvarnished fiction.

Obama was a self-absorbed, divisive, loathsome jackass. He dumped on the methods, tactics and troops used to get UBL, and only used them when it suited his selfish personal goals. But if you know anything about the op and what it takes to support it, you would have to suspend reality to believe it was faked.

That is the nutty, pointless garbage that gives a bad name to allegedly conservative views.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (VpIIl)

278 'Stay safe' is the new 'Heil H*tler'. It's stuck onto the end of every communication, no matter how irrelevant. We're just marinated in the 'We're all in this together' wartime propaganda non-stop. And the little slogan both reinforces it, and helps to pinpoint rebels who won't reciprocate.
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (Ea8oc)

Excellent point! I do NOT intend to "stay safe".

I intend to Misbehave.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (V2Yro)

279

Mexican Crematoriums are Burning Up.....BUY BUY BUY........ or BBQ and Smokers full steam ahead.......stay away from L.A Food Trucks,Jose.

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (5IHGB)

280 > Something does not compute.

Well, Texas doesn't have the human petri dish of the NYC subway system, and also doesn't have a governor who ordered active ChiCom Flu cases to be transferred back into nursing homes.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (mNq/0)

281 246 Went to my grocer yesterday for oldie hour

the store thought it was good idea to completely reposition all the goods on the shelves


Went to Costco for the first time in a month. I've been avoiding it the way I avoid most grocery shopping now. The endless lines were just infuriating. But this time there was no line to get in, and I saw people coming and going without masks, so I figured it was safe again.

They've also relocated a lot of stock. These stores are all laid out the same way, but now the toilet paper is in the middle of the store instead of way at the back. Maybe they want people to find what they want so they can get it and get out faster. Flour also stacked on the center aisle instead of down the baking section. And eggs in the cooler, instead of in the cold Dairy room. There must be reasons for this; it's a big change.

I noticed more people wearing masks there than any place I've been for weeks. At the grocery store, it's maybe 10-15% wear them. Here, it was probably over 40%. More affluent demographic, I think. Not especially old.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (Ea8oc)

282 TSMC to build multibillion-dollar 5n
chip plant in Arizona with Trump admin backing
=================
What does one do with a 5n chip? Is this something we were relying on Charlie to make for us?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (7Fj9P)

283
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)


Do you really have 1000 eyes?

That sounds like Fake News to me.


It's biologically impossible!!!!!11111!!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (z0XD8)

284 "Excellent point! I do NOT intend to "stay safe".

I intend to Misbehave."


Can't stop the signal, Mal...

Posted by: Mr Universe at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (3D/fK)

285 Nobody said he was all that serious or actually proposing any long term strategy. All I did was answer someone's question about whether he ever mentioned it
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (85Gof)


To be clear, I wasn't criticizing you for finding it.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (y7DUB)

286 I saw a report yesterday that the crematoriums are running full out, with a 2-3 day backlog.



So maybe their data ain't too reliable? Would a socialist gubmint lie to the world?



Also, is water wet?

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 08:48 AM (Z4rgH)

Who did this "report" come from? It's not like 95% of the media doesnt have an agenda.

Posted by: That's interesting ... at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (/LQkF)

287 Someone blew the margins somewhere after 190

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (mt8mV)

288 >>Is the position of supplier already taken?

Every time you repeat this slander you just encourage ace to be more reckless with his accusations.

Be better.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (ZLI7S)

289 I intend to Misbehave.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (V2Yro)


Neo-Browncoats. Excellent.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (PiwSw)

290 ruh roh.. who blew the margins?
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 09:04 AM (dUJdY)

Margins - "what happens at AOS stays in AOS"

*lays back, puffs cigarette*

Posted by: Boswell at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (32YRo)

291 I saw a report yesterday that the crematoriums are running full out, with a 2-3 day backlog.

---------
One of the benefits of a huge swamp full of alligators.

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (sX1BW)

292 155
@DailyCaller



Joe Biden:



"If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn't vote for me. I wouldn't vote for me if I believed Tara Reade."



Video: https://tinyurl.com/ya5xc7s2

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 08:43 AM (cF8AT)

_________


He's toast -- one way (replaced) or the other (gets crushed in a landslide).

Posted by: ShainS at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (WqPYg)

293 270 Sorry, I think that was me. Can someone throw me a waffle down in the barrel please.
Posted by: spypeach at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM (Up/Jb)

Anderson Cooper coming down to see you

he loves to visit the "bottom" of the barrel

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:11 AM (tQbpU)

294 have negative interest rates.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (ZLI7S)
----------
Saw that and fixed it!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (dLLD6)
~~~~~

🤔

Posted by: IrishEi at May 15, 2020 09:11 AM (sGotD)

295 Here, it was probably over 40%. More affluent demographic, I think. Not especially old.



Phd in CNN and Facebook studies.

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (zr5Kq)

296 289 >>Is the position of supplier already taken?

Every time you repeat this slander you just encourage ace to be more reckless with his accusations.

Be better.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

So, you do need a supplier then.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (LvTSG)

297 I'll say it again. Why is it that this latest whistleblower's name is all over the place
when the name of Adam Shit's whistleblower was not to be mentioned?

What's the difference?

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (Tnijr)

298 I got a 100 comment flag thrown on this yesterday, but...With so, so many lives, livelihoods* and retirements being absolutely gutted, that seems to put a lot of people out there with absolutely nothing left to lose. It doesn't take a genius to see that crazy and hopeless intersection on the Venn diagram could produce some violent scenarios. I would never advocate violence, but it might keep me up at night if I was one of these Nazi Governors.
*You know what kills me about this? Think of all the inter-generational business that are being/going to be snuffed here. Lots of families will be shattered by this.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


You NEVER put a man into a position where he has nothing left to lose.

Because when he doesn't have anything left to lose, he'll bounce a Cessna off an IRS building.

And if he's halfway competent, he'll take a hell of a lot of people with him, unlike the last guy.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (5/lDN)

299 So Gretchen "Mommie Dearest" Whitmer has also been shoving ChiComFlu patients into nursing homes, i.e., a move guaranteed to maximize fatalities. Just like Other Brother Fredo in New York, Phil McCrevice in New Jersey, and Running Dog Wolf in Pennsylvania.

Remember the old saying: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action".

What about four times?

These shitstains have deliberately murdered thousands of elderly people. Deliberately murdered.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 08:36 AM (mNq/0)

How else are they supposed to reduce medicare / medicade costs from those expensive seniors and funnel that money to illegals and unions?

you act like budgeting is simple...

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (+NdM9)

300 Guy Smiley, maybe try grocery shopping in a saner county? You wouldn't be depriving them of all that much sales tax, but it makes me happy just because spite.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (0ReGO)

301

BTW a few days ago Jabba the Pritzker started doing his daily press conference from home claiming that one of his staff tested positive for Flu Manchu so he's self quarantined. But the rumor is he took a private jet and flew to his $12 million mansion in Florida with his family.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (ba0ia)

302 *You know what kills me about this? Think of all the
inter-generational business that are being/going to be snuffed here.
Lots of families will be shattered by this.


Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:07 AM

---

It appears we already lost one of those types of businesses here. It's a small greasy spoon type of place that only takes cash. Good breakfast and lunch with decent prices. Usually crowded in there no matter what time you go.

When this started they were doing take out orders. Drove by there the other day and the place was locked down tight with a closed sign on the door. I suspect they are not going to reopen.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (JUOKG)

303 281 > Something does not compute.

Well, Texas doesn't have the human petri dish of the NYC subway system, and also doesn't have a governor who ordered active ChiCom Flu cases to be transferred back into nursing homes.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 09:09 AM (mNq/0)

In fact just opp. The original recommendation back on Mar 17 stated that legally the homes could bar residents from returning for up to 14 days if they voluntarily left the home.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (JFO2v)

304 That is the nutty, pointless garbage that gives a bad name to allegedly conservative views.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 15, 2020 09:08 AM (VpIIl)

Any chance you are maintaining a list of pointless garbage that gives "conservative views" a bad name.
If you are, I bet that list has grown leap by bound in the last few years.

Posted by: That's interesting ...very interesting... at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (/LQkF)

305 Lots of parallels between Firefly and current events.


Including 'It was the Pax'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (3D/fK)

306 > she's still spewing nonsensical garbage like "you can play Euchre, but for health and safety reasons you're not allowed to play screw the dealer rules"

My favorite one was several weeks ago, when she kept ranting about jet skiing.

Yep, there are just tons of people jet skiing on the Great Lakes in mid-April. Tons.

Not to mention that jet skiiers are generally widely separated from others, so it would seem to be a rather low-risk activity even if there were such hordes of skiiers.

Gretchen "Mommie Dearest" Whitmer is basically that bossy little girl who was always narking you off to the teacher when you were in grade school.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 09:12 AM (mNq/0)

307 He's toast -- one way (replaced) or the other (gets crushed in a landslide).
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A landslide would probably be best for Biden and his family. The people may cry for the proverbial towel to be thrown and let him retire rather than see him prosecuted.


Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:13 AM (sX1BW)

308 Day 2 of Freedom in WI. Sorta. I'm in Milwaukee County which copied Evers Safer-at-Home regs.

At least the R's in the legislature are in no hurry to promulgate new regs. They want to let the individual counties make their own rules. A bit of sanity.

Posted by: WisRich at May 15, 2020 09:13 AM (G0vdT)

309 Just out of curiosity, I went to AP.com to see how seriously (lol, I know, right?) they are taking the Obama/Biden "unmasking" stuff. It is at the bottom of the page under the headline "Trump, GOP launch broad attack on Russia probe foundations."

Seriously. Fuck these people. AP is full of snark and calling it a conspiracy theory by "Trump."

Posted by: Citation X Driver at May 15, 2020 09:13 AM (+G2jw)

310 256 Anybody have an old bridal veil? That could be a cool mask as well. I have used the cheap tulle for costumes (poufy and does not need sewing).

I've got some old nylon screen door fabric. I'm thinking of making a mask out of that.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:13 AM (Ea8oc)

311 People here in Pennsylvania are all compliant, and love the Governor. There is no dissent or trouble brewing, any news to the contrary is fake news.

Posted by: Rachel Levine's Ovaries at May 15, 2020 09:15 AM (uO6NF)

312 Media fearmongering continues:

https://tinyurl.com/y8vqf5nk

"What local 17-year-old thought was a bad headache turned out to be a massive stroke"

For bonus points, Fox4 Kansas City gave this story a Wuhan Flu hook.

Posted by: filbert at May 15, 2020 09:15 AM (NiXyF)

313 Damn, JJ. This was a helluva Morning Report, even by its own standard. Thanks for putting up the best daily news roundup on the web.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 15, 2020 09:15 AM (hYcqw)

314 It appears we already lost one of those types of businesses here. It's a small greasy spoon type of place that only takes cash. Good breakfast and lunch with decent prices. Usually crowded in there no matter what time you go.

When this started they were doing take out orders. Drove by there the other day and the place was locked down tight with a closed sign on the door. I suspect they are not going to reopen.
Posted by: Mr. Scott


Breakfast Stop?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM (5/lDN)

315 On the Flynn case - it's now clear that it began with 3 Co-Conspirators; Van Grack, heading the Prosecution; Eric Holder's firm Covington, who somehow tricked Flynn into choosing them for his non-defense; and Sullivan, who absolutely was a co-conspirator guaranteed to help them all destroy Flynn, with the goal of deeply Damaging Trump in the 2020 election.

The last is key - why was this never resolved? Because the prime goal of the Conspirators was to keep this going until the 2020 election, when it could be used against Trump.

Then Covington got bumped out of the way by Powell, and the corrupt Prosecutor Van Grack got booted. That leaves only Sullivan out of the original 3 conspirators, and he's going to do everything he can to see that the original plan is still carried out. Consider that - it explains every action he's taken since the beginning of this case.

Sullivan IS a deeply dirty, deeply corrupt Judge. No more question at all about that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM (V2Yro)

316 I just want to let you all know I'm going fishing tomorrow

The party boat fishing boats have opened back up in Galveston

The soi boys cowering in their studio apartments can comfort each other with snark about how we're all going to get the plague and die

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM (mt8mV)

317 Dr. Rachel Levine, the transgender state official who heads up Pennsylvania's health department

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You can call "her" Ray.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM (+y/Ru)

318 312 People here in Pennsylvania are all compliant, and love the Governor. There is no dissent or trouble brewing, any news to the contrary is fake news.
Posted by: Rachel Levine's Ovaries at May 15, 2020 09:15 AM (uO6NF)

How are your Amish coping??

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM (bCLt0)

319 284
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (Ea8oc)


Do you really have 1000 eyes?

That sounds like Fake News to me.


Just wait till you read my Testament!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Ea8oc)

320 I have no idea who would replace Biden

I'm quite sure Bernie has no interest

Maybe Warren

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (tQbpU)

321 I am not going to get a haircut in a mask. For some reason, the salon I had an appointment at sent out an email saying that I would have to wear a mask, but they have drinks with straws for me to sip during the appointment.

That is so stupid on so many levels.

They are trying to make life unpleasant and inhuman and I'm saying no.

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Z2HD7)

322 312 People here in Pennsylvania are all compliant, and love the Governor. There is no dissent or trouble brewing, any news to the contrary is fake news.
Posted by: Rachel Levine's Ovaries at May 15, 2020 09:15 AM (uO6NF)


Dear Dr. Levine,

How did your recent Pap smear turn out? Oh, I do hope it was OK....

Posted by: Fans of Science at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (PiwSw)

323 Who did this "report" come from? It's not like 95% of the media doesnt have an agenda.

Posted by: That's interesting ... at May 15, 2020 09:10 AM (/LQkF)


ZH. They are citing Vox and Sky News, among others. Decide for yourself.

https://tinyurl.com/ycc9joh3

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Z4rgH)

324 I have no idea who would replace Biden

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You know.

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (sX1BW)

325 Your actions are patently unconstitutional, but I don't have $500 an hour in my pocket to fight your illegal actions.


According to the NOLO book you can sue him for $10,000 in Washington Small claims court, no lawyers are allowed unless the judge rules otherwise. Buy the NOLO book "Small Claims Court". He is criminally violating 18 USC 242, and can be sued as an individual under 42 USC 1983.

Posted by: An Observation at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (pEZjB)

326 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)

327 Media respect is gone, They can try to blame Trump, but they brought this kind of response on themselves:

https://tinyurl.com/ycbcptdq

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (bDqIh)

328 Got my haircut Wednesday. No mask, on anyone. No hand sanitizer, no " distancing" in the shop. Lots of scorn about the virus scare, though.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (bCLt0)

329 'Stay safe' is the new 'Heil H*tler'. It's stuck onto the end of every communication, no matter how irrelevant.

lol.. I say it every night when I leave the ONT. Means nothing except hope everyone stays safe and well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (dUJdY)

330 321 I have no idea who would replace Biden

I'm quite sure Bernie has no interest

Maybe Warren
Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (tQbpU)

==========

Warren, who lost to both Biden and Bernie?

That'll play well with democratic minded people who aren't affiliated with the Democratic Party.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (LvTSG)

331 > What does one do with a 5n chip? Is this something we were relying on Charlie to make for us?

5n = 5 nanometers, the size of the smallest feature on the chip. The previous generation was 7 nanometers.

And nope, no one is really making them in bulk yet. They're the new state of the art, and the 5nm fabs are just now beginning to come online.

It's a big deal.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (mNq/0)

332 It appears we already lost one of those types of
businesses here. It's a small greasy spoon type of place that only takes
cash. Good breakfast and lunch with decent prices. Usually crowded in
there no matter what time you go.



When this started they were doing take out orders. Drove by there
the other day and the place was locked down tight with a closed sign on
the door. I suspect they are not going to reopen.

Posted by: Mr. Scott





Breakfast Stop?


Posted by: rickb223 at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM

---

No TNT Cafe.

The breakfast stop is still open, but they are not getting anyone to come in.

The wife and I went there last Saturday at 7am. There is usually 10-15 people in there at that time. There were only 4 counting us.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (JUOKG)

333
The lovely and socially-adept Mrs naturalfake has taken to using "Stay safe" as her standard "goodbye" to people.

You wouldn't believe how delighted people are to hear that, esp women. They just smile with delight when you say that.

It's a great social emollient in the current situation.


I've tried "Peace Be upon the Fauci" as
a call and response to "Stay Safe".

It doesn't seem to work as well.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (z0XD8)

334 >> I just want to let you all know I'm going fishing tomorrow

The party boat fishing boats have opened back up in Galveston
- - -

Oooh, have fun, RoyalOil!!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 09:20 AM (bDqIh)

335 They are citing Vox and Sky News, among others. Decide for yourself.



https://tinyurl.com/ycc9joh3

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Z4rgH)

They all are lying...

Posted by: I could of told you that at May 15, 2020 09:20 AM (/LQkF)

336 I am not going to get a haircut in a mask. For some reason, the salon I had an appointment at sent out an email saying that I would have to wear a mask, but they have drinks with straws for me to sip during the appointment.

That is so stupid on so many levels.

They are trying to make life unpleasant and inhuman and I'm saying no.
Posted by: sunny-dee at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Z2HD7)
+++++++++++++
How do you get a haircut while wearing a mask? Unless the mask is magnetically attached to your face somehow, it will interfere with your hair. That mask is going to have to come off if you're going to get a haircut...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 15, 2020 09:20 AM (hYcqw)

337 >> have no idea who would replace Biden

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

>>You know.

She is The Other One.

I don't see that as a better option than Slow Joe. She hasn't gotten any more popular since 2016.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:21 AM (ZLI7S)

338 I've got some old nylon screen door fabric. I'm thinking of making a mask out of that.
=====

Another good one.

I have a biker-fashion neighbor and I'll see if I can get him to wear the bridal-type face covering.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 15, 2020 09:21 AM (MIKMs)

339 We should all be on a mission to change Liberal minds. Send articles and be blunt.
My hairdresser tells her clients that if they want this economy to come back they are going to have to vote for Trump. Biden and the Dem policies are job crushers. People should be getting a taste of what tyranny looks like and how it would be out of control under a Democrat president and administration.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 09:21 AM (wiXsO)

340 > The people may cry for the proverbial towel to be thrown and let him retire rather than see him prosecuted.

Fuck that. I want that crooked asshole to die in prison, preferably with Bubba's fingers jammed up his stinkhole.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 09:21 AM (mNq/0)

341 178
Mandatory masks. It's for the chirruns. If it saves just one life. Stay safe.


Posted by: A Scold of Gretchens at May 15, 2020 08:49 AM (EgshT)

_________


There is zero evidence that masks, "social distancing", and destroying the economy work to prevent the spread of this or any other virus. Per Supreme Leader Fauci's opinion on HCQ+zPak+zinc -- that we need muli-year multiple clinical trials first because SCIENCE! -- it's wholly irrational to do so until then.

It's neo-totalitarian, fascist, dehumanizing virtue-signalling all the way down ...

Posted by: ShainS at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (WqPYg)

342 338 >> have no idea who would replace Biden

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

>>You know.

She is The Other One.

I don't see that as a better option than Slow Joe. She hasn't gotten any more popular since 2016.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:21 AM (ZLI7S)

===========

Her popularity usually goes up after she's out of the spotlight. It actually went down after 2016 in the brief period she shut up.

Democrats grew to hate her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (LvTSG)

343 322 I am not going to get a haircut in a mask. For some reason, the salon I had an appointment at sent out an email saying that I would have to wear a mask, but they have drinks with straws for me to sip during the appointment.


I'm so glad my haircutter came to my house 3 weeks ago, of course whenever I would go to her studio we'd talk about how Trump was kicking the liberal's asses. I'm lucky I live in Texas where I've been able to eject almost all liberals from my life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (V2Yro)

344 >> have no idea who would replace Biden



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



>>You know.



She is The Other One.



I don't see that as a better option than Slow Joe. She hasn't gotten any more popular since 2016.
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If its popularity the Dems seek, they are in trouble.

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (sX1BW)

345 Read that the Soup Plantation chain has died. Steak N' Shake is closing 10% of its restaurants. Casualties of war, comrades. Stay safe!!!

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (bCLt0)

346 Any justice that mentions Frodo Baggins is A-OK in my book.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (cCxiu)

347 It doesn't seem to work as well.
Posted by: naturalfake at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (z0XD

I'm sticking with my tried and true, "fuck off"

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (tQbpU)

348 They are citing Vox and Sky News, among others. Decide for yourself.

https://tinyurl.com/ycc9joh3
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Z4rgH)
++++++++++++
I doubt it, because this doesn't seem to be that lethal. Or there are multiple strains and Mexico got the bad one. Or there is something else going on. But the 'Rona doesn't seem to play out as being deadly enough based on our experience. Of course, we also have good sanitation and hygiene, but still...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (hYcqw)

349 340 We should all be on a mission to change Liberal minds. Send articles and be blunt."

HA!!! those jackasses? they can't be changed, they can only be crushed!

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (V2Yro)

350 >>why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?

A guess?
First, studies out that kids far less susceptible to Wuhan flu as well as not super-spreaders (the opposite of the common cold).

Second, you have to get kids back in school so parents can go back to work.

Third, Fauci was just saying we should probably cancel fall semester, Harvard just did, and that will have a domino effect re: keeping things shut down. Probably fighting this, as this lets teachers unions essentially keep the economy depressed.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (bDqIh)

351 Media respect is gone,

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Respect for the judiciary is gone, too.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (+y/Ru)

352 340 We should all be on a mission to change Liberal minds. Send articles and be blunt."



HA!!! those jackasses? they can't be changed, they can only be crushed!
-----------

Let them cry Mercy

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (sX1BW)

353 345 If its popularity the Dems seek, they are in trouble.
Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (sX1BW)

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They have polls saying that the man who is possibly the worst governor in America is super popular now.

I swear, after Tuesday, I've entered, "I don't believe any polls" territory like a lot of other people. There can be use to them, but they're obviously being weighted all wrong and no pollster seems to give a shit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (LvTSG)

354
327 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)



Because it would help restore things to normal

Posted by: Buzzion at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (ElMMR)

355 327 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?

Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)







Because it would help restore things to normal
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Why would he not be?

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:24 AM (sX1BW)

356 355
327 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)



Because it would help restore things to normal
Posted by: Buzzion at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (ElMMR)

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I would like to get Junior out of the house every once in a while.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:24 AM (LvTSG)

357 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)

Maybe Barron is getting on his nerves?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 15, 2020 09:24 AM (85Gof)

358 @328 I get "Something went wrong" response.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 15, 2020 09:25 AM (E+OcO)

359 Because lots of people don't have and can't afford child care. So schools need to reopen if the country is going to reopen.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 15, 2020 09:25 AM (I5hoQ)

360 Justice? The elites in this country can't be touched. They can get fired or moved around but they are never really damaged. Losing a gig with the government means moving to another gig with a organization that is in cahoots with the government, or maybe a sweet book deal with an advance before one word is written.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:25 AM (Tnijr)

361 Media respect is gone, They can try to blame Trump, but they brought this kind of response on themselves:

https://tinyurl.com/ycbcptdq
Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (bDqIh)
++++++++++++
Good for him. Burn them down, defend your business and humor no argument.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 15, 2020 09:25 AM (hYcqw)

362 Mexico Is Cremating Bodies On An "Industrial Scale"

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Death from the 'Rona and drug cartel bullets but mostly drug cartel bullets.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (+y/Ru)

363 OT-Funny wildlife photography-winners for 2020

The first one is my favorite:

https://tinyurl.com/yazecsnn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (+eVzC)

364 327 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)

the kids would infect the teachers

less dims

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (tQbpU)

365 The education piece is HUGE. it's a massive part of our economy, and it's currently completely shut down!

the President is absolutely correct to try to get ahead of Leftists working hard to keep education (which they mostly control) shut against all sanity!

so, yay him. HAS to be done and he will HAVE TO be tough on this. because the Left thinks of education as their purview and they're going to do whatever they can to keep all the schools and colleges shut tight, private or public.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (j9HX3)

366 Kids can go to school so parents can go to work.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (SpejQ)

367 317 I just want to let you all know I'm going fishing tomorrow

The party boat fishing boats have opened back up in Galveston

The soi boys cowering in their studio apartments can comfort each other with snark about how we're all going to get the plague and die
Posted by: RoyalOil at May 15, 2020 09:16 AM (mt8mV)

Do they do state or Fed waters?

The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Monday, June 1, 2020 for a projected 63-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (JFO2v)

368 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
Posted by: runner at May 15, 2020 09:18 AM (zr5Kq)



If kids stay home, parents have to stay home.

A lot of the Middle and Working Class families depend on two incomes,

which means both parents have to work.


Shutting down schools is of a piece with crashing the economy.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (z0XD8)

369 The closing of schools is a huge psychological weapon over the primary piece of government that touches most everyday Americans. So much of the daily American life revolves around schools. When they are closed (for emergencies), people work less, parents are more worried and scared.

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (sX1BW)

370 Turley says he still respects Sullivan ... his language about "mistakes were made" is being way too "circumspect in appearance, dishonest in fact". Does (Dem) Turley like all the other actions of Sullivan and how he has abused the position? Sullivan is the poster boy for a Soviet style judge in a kangaroo court ... Dems do seem to like that.


Lots of juicy content recently, on the proper mindset of fighting the institutional dictators. The trial run of fascist control was a success in some ways, but a compliant and trusting citizenry is awakening to the corruption and lies behind the draconian executive orders. Awakening is a necessary step toward The Revolution ... Live Free or Die, Americanism for the win. long road ahead.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (Cus5s)

371 For me, the masks are why everyone shuffles around and looks depressed. They are dehumanizing.

Posted by: Caliban at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (QE8X6)

372 Pennsylvania Health Official Corporal Klinger offended to hear that that dress really doesn't look good on you, honey!

Finished the news. Art's not up. Guess I'll explore the deep swamp of Morning Report comments.
(*dons pith helmet and deep waders*)

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Sniffy/Mooch 2020
at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (ATv6t)

373 366 The education piece is HUGE. it's a massive part of our economy, and it's currently completely shut down!

the President is absolutely correct to try to get ahead of Leftists working hard to keep education (which they mostly control) shut against all sanity!

so, yay him. HAS to be done and he will HAVE TO be tough on this. because the Left thinks of education as their purview and they're going to do whatever they can to keep all the schools and colleges shut tight, private or public.
Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (j9HX3)

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Since schools aren't going to open for a few months until the new year and the idea is still potent, maybe it's a good time to start talking up some large scale changes to how schools operate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (LvTSG)

374 >>Good for him. Burn them down, defend your business and humor no argument.


Right? I loved his response:
"What do you think about the NY Times story---"
"F#ck that guy"
"But the story--"
"No, f#ck that guy."

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 09:27 AM (bDqIh)

375 >>If its popularity the Dems seek, they are in trouble.

Well my belief for months is that they are in trouble no matter what. All the happy talk and rigged polls can't hide it.

We all saw the clown show that was the Democrat debates. They were all taking extreme leftwing positions that excite the far left but won't sell in the general and Donald will not let them off the hook. And let's face it, they were all embarrassingly bad. There was zero enthusiasm then and there is none now.

Joe didn't win the nomination. It was given to him. If you've seen any of his basement broadcasts it's beyond obvious he is not ready for the race. He should be in his jammies eating pudding and watching cartoons.

Obama wrecked the Democrat party despite his personal popularity. They have not recovered and I don't see anyway short of Trump dropping out for them to win this fall. And he isn't dropping out.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:28 AM (ZLI7S)

376 The closing of schools is a huge psychological weapon over the primary piece of government that touches most everyday Americans. So much of the daily American life revolves around schools. When they are closed (for emergencies), people work less, parents are more worried and scared.

exactly correct, SH

it's within their power (the Left) to control this piece! and they know it destroys communities and families to keep schools closed or even just to threaten to do so.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:28 AM (j9HX3)

377 Anyone here remember the commenter Manly Rash from 2008 Hot Air days?

Posted by: IrishEi at May 15, 2020 09:28 AM (sGotD)

378 Keeping the schools closed makes it easier to keep the students dumb. A well educated citizen is a dangerous subversive.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:28 AM (Tnijr)

379 so, yay him. HAS to be done and he will HAVE TO be tough on this. because the Left thinks of education as their purview and they're going to do whatever they can to keep all the schools and colleges shut tight, private or public.
Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:26 AM (j9HX3)


Isn't there an upside to the closure of schools, though? It chokes off a fountain of leftist indoctrination. Same with shutting off the supply of new movies from Hollywood. I'm hoping some people will discover that their kids have been wasting their time in school for years, and they can educate them better and more efficiently themselves.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:28 AM (Ea8oc)

380 I'm lucky I live in Texas where I've been able to eject almost all liberals from my life.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (V2Yro)

I bought hair clippers, and do a passable job for myself.

But...the place I have been going to for 20 years is fucked royally. The barbers have had no income for two months, and it's not as if the job pays all that well...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (dLLD6)

381 Morning Horde, that American Thinker article was horrifying in its accuracy. I just hope more and more people are waking up to what's really happening.

Thanks JJ.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (tmA71)

382 349 They are citing Vox and Sky News, among others. Decide for yourself.

https://tinyurl.com/ycc9joh3
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 09:17 AM (Z4rgH)
++++++++++++

Look at that story closely - do the tactics look familiar? MSM report with unnamed sources, anecdotal stories, a handful of photos that could come from anywhere, and absolutely no confirmation than what the Sky team provided from 6,000 miles away. And all of the totals are not those actually measured, but those projected by their nifty computer models.

I've seen this game before.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (V2Yro)

383 As long as the "educators" are getting paid, there will be no rush to open schools.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (Tnijr)

384 211 Glad to see all the big talkers out here again today.

What will your act of civil disobedience look like today? Will you actually do anything to back up your bluster? My guess is no. You're a bunch of pussies. A tale told by idiots Full of sound and fury.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (d2R7T)

WTactualF?

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (cF8AT)

385 NASCAR this weekend

No practice

Show up

Run what u got!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (JFO2v)

386 376
We all saw the clown show that was the Democrat debates. They were all taking extreme leftwing positions that excite the far left but won't sell in the general and Donald will not let them off the hook. And let's face it, they were all embarrassingly bad. There was zero enthusiasm then and there is none now.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 15, 2020 09:28 AM (ZLI7S)

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It's their effort to replicate the extreme right wing positions of Trump. You know, like "borders are real and useful" and "Americans should have a say as to who enters their country."

Those extremisms.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM (LvTSG)

387 I understand the chicken kills. Farmers don't own them, Meat factories do.
I don't understand the hog kills.
All it takes is one advertisement.
Do you own a knife, a table, and a freezer? Yes?
Do you know how to butcher a carcass?
That doesn't matter, we can train you.
Please pay $40 and should up at the local school's empty parking lot for but her training. Killed hog , butcher paper and twine,and waste dumpster provided. Take the meat home with you when we are done.

Posted by: Downcast at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM (mFUyN)

388 But...the place I have been going to for 20 years is fucked royally. The barbers have had no income for two months, and it's not as if the job pays all that well...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (dLLD6)

I know how many people are stuck - and I feel such great sympathy for people like that barber being tormented by Whitmire, just because he won't take food stamps.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM (V2Yro)

389 it's within their power (the Left) to control this piece! and they know
it destroys communities and families to keep schools closed or even just
to threaten to do so.
----------
Summer programs for kids have almost all been cancelled. Had schools reopened, they would almost all be on. That is the power of school closures. They set a tone for businesses to follow on liability. And unlike closing of businesses, it is at least one area where government has a direct say.

Posted by: SH at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM (sX1BW)

390 Isn't there an upside to the closure of schools, though? It chokes off a fountain of leftist indoctrination

maybe some of the shittier public schools but not most schools and certainly not private schools

ALL are shut

also people whose kids have IEPs or developmental issues are not getting ANY services and they are truly being severely harmed.

no, this has been bad. overall, very very bad.

we need to know that schools staying closed is OFF the table. I don't care if they have to wear masks at school or whatever. but by then I doubt that will be the case.

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM (j9HX3)

391 There are doctors that are coming out saying they are getting great results with hydroxychloroquine and z-pack, but are having trouble with the pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions.
A doctor on Laura Ingraham's show said that a CVS pharmacist gave her the third degree for prescribing the medication and refused to fill it for her patients. This is mind-blowing.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 15, 2020 09:31 AM (wiXsO)

392 "I'm hoping some people will discover that their kids have been wasting
their time in school for years, and they can educate them better and
more efficiently themselves."

You might think so, but most of the people in this country are too stupid to teach their own kids or even realize what a shitty education their kids are getting in government schools.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:31 AM (Tnijr)

393 NASCAR this weekend
No practice
Show up
Run what u got!
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (JFO2v)
++++++++++++++
Good for them. Nothing like 150+ mph bumper-to-bumper traffic to knock the rust off.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 15, 2020 09:31 AM (hYcqw)

394 I doubt it, because this doesn't seem to be that lethal. Or there are multiple strains and Mexico got the bad one. Or there is something else going on. But the 'Rona doesn't seem to play out as being deadly enough based on our experience. Of course, we also have good sanitation and hygiene, but still...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 15, 2020 09:22 AM (hYcqw)


Third world shithole, so who knows. I seem to recall NYC stacking bodies in refrigerated trucks at their death rate peak.

Oh wait...

Seriously, their peak is probably happening now. They got a late start. I think ZH also mentioned Brazil is having a mass outbreak. And Russia is now #2 in the world in cases.

I'm not vouching for any of this info, just saying it is out there. Sorting it all out would be a full time job for a team of laid off reporters.

If only there was a pool of available 'talent'...

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 15, 2020 09:31 AM (Z4rgH)

395 388 I understand the chicken kills. Farmers don't own them, Meat factories do.
I don't understand the hog kills.
All it takes is one advertisement.
Do you own a knife, a table, and a freezer? Yes?
Do you know how to butcher a carcass?
That doesn't matter, we can train you.
Please pay $40 and should up at the local school's empty parking lot for but her training. Killed hog , butcher paper and twine,and waste dumpster provided. Take the meat home with you when we are done.
Posted by: Downcast at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM (mFUyN)

That doesn't sound legal(seriously). FDA is a pretty tight regulator.

Posted by: Someguy at May 15, 2020 09:32 AM (Zm+LZ)

396 386 NASCAR this weekend

No practice

Show up

Run what u got!
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM (JFO2v)


Might be the most interesting race in the last 15-20 years.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 15, 2020 09:33 AM (G2zl5)

397 Look at that story closely - do the tactics look
familiar? MSM report with unnamed sources, anecdotal stories, a handful
of photos that could come from anywhere, and absolutely no confirmation
than what the Sky team provided from 6,000 miles away. And all of the
totals are not those actually measured, but those projected by their
nifty computer models.



I've seen this game before.


Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:29 AM

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Kind of like the Knob Creek machine shoot video they used to "prove" that Turkey was attacking Syria after Trump pulled the troops out of there.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 09:33 AM (JUOKG)

398 "That doesn't sound legal(seriously). FDA is a pretty tight regulator."


Do it in your back yard like the illeagal immigrants.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:33 AM (Tnijr)

399 Just misread an old story, and now I have a new nightmare scenario.
Armed rooftop Karens.

Posted by: Downcast at May 15, 2020 09:33 AM (mFUyN)

400 >>Isn't there an upside to the closure of schools, though? It chokes off a fountain of leftist indoctrination


No, because it closes down private schools, too, at least here in MA (my son's private HS was shutdown despite doing all it could to re-open). They have bills to pay and this takes its toll.


Not every private school is a Harvard sitting on a hug endowment.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 15, 2020 09:33 AM (bDqIh)

401 Glad to see all the big talkers out here again today.

What will your act of civil disobedience look like today? Will you actually do anything to back up your bluster? My guess is no. You're a bunch of pussies. A tale told by idiots Full of sound and fury.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (d2R7T)

cannot believe that you are talking to them in that tone

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (tQbpU)

402 Trump ran a great campaign in 2016 by figuring out what Mutt Rombley would do every day and doing the opposite.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (y7DUB)

403 A doctor on Laura Ingraham's show said that a CVS pharmacist gave her the third degree for prescribing the medication and refused to fill it for her patients. This is mind-blowing.


this is absolutely the case in PA and it's shocking. very very hard to get HCQ here.

done on purpose

they're trying to extend this as long as they can

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (j9HX3)

404 illegal not illeagal. Typing too fast.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (Tnijr)

405 I understand the chicken kills. Farmers don't own them, Meat factories do.

I don't understand the hog kills.

All it takes is one advertisement.

Do you own a knife, a table, and a freezer? Yes?

Do you know how to butcher a carcass?

That doesn't matter, we can train you.

Please pay $40 and should up at the local school's empty parking lot
for but her training. Killed hog , butcher paper and twine,and waste
dumpster provided. Take the meat home with you when we are done.


Posted by: Downcast at May 15, 2020 09:30 AM

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You have about 5 gazzillion Federal, State and local laws and regulations that would prevent that.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (JUOKG)

406 400 Just misread an old story, and now I have a new nightmare scenario.
Armed rooftop Karens.
Posted by: Downcast at May 15, 2020 09:33 AM (mFUyN)


Scary bang-sticks are iccky and should be banned.

Posted by: 99% of Karens Agree at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (PiwSw)

407 I swear, after Tuesday, I've entered, "I don't believe any polls" territory like a lot of other people. There can be use to them, but they're obviously being weighted all wrong and no pollster seems to give a shit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (LvTSG)

I agree - the California race was rated as "Toss up" and yet it wasn't even close. That's a total polling failure. I actually don't think they are deliberately slanted as much as it's a total failure of the polling paradigm. They are, literally, no better now than reading chicken entrails.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:35 AM (V2Yro)

408 No, because it closes down private schools, too, at least here in MA (my son's private HS was shutdown despite doing all it could to re-open). They have bills to pay and this takes its toll.


exactly Im super worried about my sons' school

it's a great school and I know they are very unhappy about all of this

they would open if they possibly could!

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:35 AM (j9HX3)

409 We butchered cows and hogs ourselves when growing up. The locals would buy " halves", other farmers who raised grain only, and some townies. Done quietly, but consistently.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:36 AM (bCLt0)

410 That's a total polling failure

polls are just marketing now

they are a propaganda tool

ignore them

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 15, 2020 09:36 AM (j9HX3)

411 Run whatcha brung!

Posted by: clubman banned back together at May 15, 2020 09:36 AM (qnXwr)

412 408 I swear, after Tuesday, I've entered, "I don't believe any polls" territory like a lot of other people. There can be use to them, but they're obviously being weighted all wrong and no pollster seems to give a shit.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (LvTSG)

I agree - the California race was rated as "Toss up" and yet it wasn't even close. That's a total polling failure. I actually don't think they are deliberately slanted as much as it's a total failure of the polling paradigm. They are, literally, no better now than reading chicken entrails.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:35 AM (V2Yro)

===========

Their models are wrong (where have I heard that before?).

They're weighting the electorate wrong, based on whatever assumptions they want to make rather than based on any research or data.

That's my guess.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:36 AM (LvTSG)

413 "No, because it closes down private schools, too, at least here in MA
(my son's private HS was shutdown despite doing all it could to
re-open). They have bills to pay and this takes its toll.
"

The more privates schools are shut down the more government schools are needed. There is every incentive for the government to get rid of them.

Posted by: freaked at May 15, 2020 09:36 AM (Tnijr)

414 A big seller back in the 60's and 70's

antique pig butchering tables

sold a bunch

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:37 AM (tQbpU)

415 The Karen weapon of choice is REEEEEEEEEE!

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 15, 2020 09:37 AM (y7DUB)

416 396 If you load the piggy in the back of the truck kicking and squealing, leave farmer Joe's farm, it's none of the FDA's business.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 15, 2020 09:38 AM (C1Lsn)

417 Quebec schools are going to reopen, and the restrictions are going to be so horrendous, I wouldn't be able to send my kid there. It's like Bridge on the River Kwai rules: sit in your chair ALL DAY, no recess except walking in a prearranged route, 6' apart, no gym, no lockers, no cafeteria. It's prison for kids. https://tinyurl.com/yaqj2cqy

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at May 15, 2020 09:38 AM (Ea8oc)

418 Trump is going to have to pull the internet plug and tell everyone to get back to work before Karen breaks something important.

Posted by: DaveA at May 15, 2020 09:38 AM (FhXTo)

419
I swear, after Tuesday, I've entered, "I don't believe any polls"
territory like a lot of other people. There can be use to them, but
they're obviously being weighted all wrong and no pollster seems to give
a shit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 15, 2020 09:23 AM (LvTSG)



I agree - the California race was rated as "Toss up" and yet it
wasn't even close. That's a total polling failure. I actually don't
think they are deliberately slanted as much as it's a total failure of
the polling paradigm. They are, literally, no better now than reading
chicken entrails.






Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:35 AM

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The completely wrong polling issues have been going on for years and are getting worse.


In 2014 grimes was running against mcconnell and most polls showed her within 4-5 points of him. One poll had her just 2 points behind a month before the election. He beat her by 16 points.

This type of result is becoming more and more common as they no longer hide their bias in polling and try to influence the outcome of the election.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 15, 2020 09:38 AM (JUOKG)

420 Must watch: correlation between prevalence of infectious disease and acceptance of authoritarianism is 0.7! https://youtu.be/yO6VfFqvRkM

Posted by: Sean at May 15, 2020 09:39 AM (TKO+s)

421 @Tom Servo, I'm in Roanoke, Texas. Even Shelley Luther is wearing a mask and making customers wear masks.

I refuse to dignify any of this hysteria by pretending it has a rational basis. I'm not wearing a mask, not even to allow people to save face. Like they weren't hysterical ninnies.

I had a hairdresser come a few weeks ago to do my husband's hair; she's coming to the house for me tomorrow.

Posted by: sunny-dee at May 15, 2020 09:39 AM (Z2HD7)

422 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
======================
So Chicago teacher's can start getting paid again!!
...oh, wait.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:39 AM (7Fj9P)

423 "267 TSMC to build multibillion-dollar 5n
chip plant in Arizona with Trump admin backing

Posted by: SMOD at May 15, 2020 09:06 AM (3aI0K)"



Huh, I remember when Motorola had their main fab there ... back in the flint-knives-and-bearskins days.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 15, 2020 09:40 AM (cqteU)

424 FWIW, Steak n' Shake was a wreck long before Kung Flu.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:40 AM (7Fj9P)

425 why is Trump so keen on opening schools ?
Posted by: runner

--

Once schools are open, two income families can go back to work.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 15, 2020 09:41 AM (Hcsoi)

426 Starbucks is requesting rent forebearance from landlords nationwide.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 15, 2020 09:41 AM (C1Lsn)

427 Posted by: sunny-dee at May 15, 2020 09:39 AM (Z2HD7)

my BIL is from Flower Mound

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:42 AM (tQbpU)

428 Anyone here remember the commenter Manly Rash from 2008 Hot Air days?
Posted by: IrishEi

--

Yes, IIRC he set up his own website

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 15, 2020 09:42 AM (Hcsoi)

429 Polls are now like a Michael Moore film. Write down the result you want, and fudge the data until it fits.

Haven't trusted polls for quite a while now.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 15, 2020 09:42 AM (E+OcO)

430 "I had a hairdresser come a few weeks ago to do my husband's hair; she's coming to the house for me tomorrow."

We're coming to the house for you today.

Posted by: Contact Tracing Goon Squad and Gulag Transport unit at May 15, 2020 09:42 AM (qnXwr)

431 427 Starbucks is requesting rent forebearance from landlords nationwide.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 15, 2020 09:41 AM (C1Lsn)

I would say " pound sand" would be a proper response to that request.

Posted by: tubal at May 15, 2020 09:43 AM (bCLt0)

432 negative interest rates

Are utterly insane.
And the devaluation has already had us there for decades.

Posted by: DaveA at May 15, 2020 09:43 AM (FhXTo)

433 Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 15, 2020 08:54 AM (d2R7T)

cannot believe that you are talking to them in that tone
Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:34 AM (tQbpU)

it was pointed out earlier that this was someone socking that poster, which is a very nasty thing to do. Not sure who or why, but hope cob's track it down. (but that hash only used once in this thread)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

434 NOOD art

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 15, 2020 09:43 AM (0ReGO)

435 it was pointed out earlier that this was someone socking that poster, which is a very nasty thing to do. Not sure who or why, but hope cob's track it down. (but that hash only used once in this thread)
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:43 AM (V2Yro)

no matter

my response was TIC

Posted by: REDACTED at May 15, 2020 09:45 AM (tQbpU)

436 I had a hairdresser come a few weeks ago to do my husband's hair; she's coming to the house for me tomorrow.
Posted by: sunny-dee at May 15, 2020 09:39 AM (Z2HD7)

This reminds me of the "Harry Tuttle, Heating Engineer at your service" scene from Brazil.....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at May 15, 2020 09:45 AM (PiwSw)

437 And nope, no one is really making them in bulk yet. They're the new state of the art, and the 5nm fabs are just now beginning to come online.

It's a big deal.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 15, 2020 09:19 AM (mNq/0)

Nobody gets by me.

Posted by: The size of an atom -- Wu Flu lockdown is insanity at May 15, 2020 09:46 AM (r28kI)

438 422 @Tom Servo, I'm in Roanoke, Texas. Even Shelley Luther is wearing a mask and making customers wear masks."

I think Luther knows she's got a big target painted on her back because she stood up to them, so she has to go out of her way to obey in any superficial way that they could use to discredit her.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:46 AM (V2Yro)

439 I agree - the California race was rated as "Toss up" and yet it wasn't even close.
=====================
I still can't believe that bitch conceded when there were plenty of ballots yet to be "harvested". I'll bet Nanzi threw her bong across the room when she found out.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 15, 2020 09:48 AM (7Fj9P)

440 Anyone here remember the commenter Manly Rash from 2008 Hot Air days?
Posted by: IrishEi
--
Yes, IIRC he set up his own website
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 15, 2020 09:42 AM (Hcsoi)
~~~~~

Yep. That was probably the whole purpose of his shtick. He was absolutely convinced that McCain would win and said if that didn't happen, he would leave Hot Air. He did leave--after telling everyone about his new website. LOL

He was from NJ and I recall seeing a picture of him at some Tea Party rally dressed up in Revolutionary War garb. Quite a character.

Posted by: IrishEi at May 15, 2020 09:49 AM (sGotD)

441 Dallas has Shelly in their crosshairs. She's not gonna give Clay head Jenkins a free shot.

Texas has lower deaths because MDs prescribed Hydrochloroquine early and widely. (my take).
Will buy some pantyhose for a sudden masking, aim to misbehave , not comply.

Posted by: azalea city at May 15, 2020 09:55 AM (WX+x0)

442 it was pointed out earlier that this was someone socking that poster, which is a very nasty thing to do. Not sure who or why, but hope cob's track it down. (but that hash only used once in this thread)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 15, 2020 09:43 AM (V2Yro)


Then someone was socking her yesterday too...

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2020 06:03 PM (d7Ww2)

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2020 07:56 PM (d2R7T)

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 14, 2020 08:29 PM (d2R7T)

Same hash as today.

Posted by: Tami at May 15, 2020 09:58 AM (cF8AT)

443 I prefer the oldie "CLOSED TO YOU".

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 10:07 AM (5IHGB)

444

Is that Wolf Blitzer moonlighting as a barber in top pic?

Posted by: saf at May 15, 2020 10:22 AM (5IHGB)

445 Sad but true

Posted by: Bipolar at May 15, 2020 10:39 AM (U7Kni)

446 HEY WAY LATE, BUT

False nurse comment got spiked, but it was reposted by Tami at 384
Redacted at 401
In case a cob wants to edit those comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Sniffy/Mooch 2020
at May 15, 2020 10:41 AM (ATv6t)

447 The lockdowns were mandated in response to public outcry and lagged behind changes in public behavior. Lifting the governmental mandates implementing lockdowns will not alter the public's choice to alter or not alter their behavior in the presence of the virus.

Sefton is deliberately not addressing this, because he wants a scapegoat.

Posted by: Rollory at May 17, 2020 12:42 PM (VKXd2)

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