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Happy Saturday! Sarah Hoyt was up early this morning. She checked out some of the recent news from the Babylon Bee for us:

Governor Newsom Orders Ballots To Be Sent To Every Cemetery In State

Reminder: Adolf Hitler Also Wanted To Go Outside And Do Things

Democrats Promise To Chew Up Cash, Tenderly Regurgitate It Into Mouths Of Voters

Hillary Clinton Suggests That Americans Vote For President By Email

Several States Issue Orders Requiring People To Run Around In Giant Hamster Balls

Sarah:

All right, then. The Babylon Bee is now America's Paper of Record. More truth there than in any other paper in the US.

Music and Dance

Steven Hayward posts a new number by Remy, and a couple of relevant oldies.

Time to get movin'?

Jumpin' on Saturday Night

Social distancing:

Mr. and Mrs. Hoofer at home. Your home life been like this lately?

Hope you have a good weekend. Maybe you should get some sun. Check out the Gardening and Puttering Thread later.

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1 Morning!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 16, 2020 11:20 AM (CjFDo)

2 The vitamin D stuff is critical. So let's tell people to stay inside!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:20 AM (Lqy/e)

3 2 The vitamin D stuff is critical. So let's tell people to stay inside!
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:20 AM (Lqy/e)

Now do soy levels.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:22 AM (NWiLs)

4 Willard from last thread.

What county? I'm in S'burg.
Posted by: BignJames at May 16, 2020 11:17 AM (X/Pw5)


We're in Oconee County between Seneca and Walhalla.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 11:22 AM (Egz9r)

5 I guess it never crossed the bureaucrats' minds that you have to give people peaceful options to change things. When you don't, you can get assassinations. We aren't there yet but locking things down to July is not smart.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:23 AM (Lqy/e)

6 Insom,

I live in WA state. Nothing but soi boys and man buns as far as the eye can see.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Lqy/e)

7 Babylon Bee- Several States Issue Orders Requiring People To Run Around In Giant Hamster Balls




As much as they are making fun of the stupidity of some states, there are people who would do that. I think some people will be in masks next year at this time. They are just that stupid and brainwashed over this

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (jyP5f)

8 Yes... it is apparent from the numbers from sunny states compared to northern states, the death rates and infection rates are markedly different.

California - with the massive number of Chinese visitors early on should have seen much higher rates.. but never did.. why? The sun!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (CjFDo)

9 The vitamin D stuff is critical. So let's tell people to stay inside!
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:20 AM (Lqy/e)

And if you do have to venture outside, be sure to cover your hands and face!

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Ed8Zd)

10 We're in Oconee County between Seneca and Walhalla.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 11:22 AM (Egz9r)

Brave Wikings go to Walhalla.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (NWiLs)

11
Willowed

Well, just got a note that said the 2020 Houston World Series of Dog Shows has been cancelled. Not just four days of all-breed shows but also the specialties and Group shows, including our Houston Area Hound Association show.

I'm not surprised, but I'm sad. Less for myself but there have been no shows since March. A lot of handlers, handlers' assistants and vendors are really hurting right now.

On the one hand, a lot of the fancy is in a vulnerable age group. On the other hand, if there's a segment of the population that has probably developed immunity to every disease there is, it's the fancy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:25 AM (mht8P)

12 1000 new Covid cases a day in Texas. Good job opening up! Lol

Posted by: No at May 16, 2020 11:25 AM (wbq4D)

13 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:25 AM (Zz0t1)

14 Has a normal Vitamin D level:

https://youtu.be/L3tnH4FGbd0

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)

15 Our Tegu are Vitamin "D"elicious

Posted by: #Tegu Mac at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Tnijr)

16
40 deaths per million population in Texas. Good job closing down! Lol

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (mht8P)

17 1000 new Covid cases a day in Texas. Good job opening up! Lol
Posted by: No at May 16, 2020 11:25 AM (wbq4D)


Has nothing to do with the fact that they're testing more people and have ordered all inmates in jail tested.

Nope. Not at all.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)

18
And if you do have to venture outside, be sure to cover your hands and face!

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (Ed8Zd)


Especially when you are alone in your car. I saw several examples of that this morning.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:27 AM (jyP5f)

19 If you want to spread that BS about new cases, go over to Facebook where you belong.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (Lqy/e)

20 The enormous number of people out there who revel in being stupid will never cease to bother me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (NWiLs)

21 /hides plans for giant "hamster ball" with electrified spikes on the outside

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (CUU+W)

22
Has nothing to do with the fact that they're testing more people and have ordered all inmates in jail tested.

Nope. Not at all.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)


About half the active cases here in Brazoria County are in the TDCJ prisons.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (mht8P)

23 Speaking of Houston and World Series, remember when the biggest story in all the land was the Asstroes cheating scandal?

I remember that world. I want to return to that world.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (hku12)

24
It's funny cuz it's true:


https://i1.wp.com/www.powerlineblog.com/ed-

assets/2020/05/registered-democrat.png?w=614&ssl=1

(remove extra spaces)

Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2020 11:29 AM (z0XD8)

25 Texas Numbers:

645,992
Total Tests

21,536
Public Labs

624,456
Private Labs

Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Patients
1,791
Currently In Texas Hospitals

45,198
Cases Reported

1,272
Fatalities
Estimated*

25,454
Recovered
Estimated*

18,472
Active Cases

Population: 30 Million

State's been "open" for 2 weeks.

Eat a dick up, no.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:29 AM (Zz0t1)

26 Sorry to hear about the shows closing, Hadrian. It's too bad.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:29 AM (Lqy/e)

27 Those death rates!
But the models! The models!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 16, 2020 11:29 AM (axyOa)

28
About half the active cases here in Brazoria County are in the TDCJ prisons.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (mht8P)


They're infecting each other ON PURPOSE so they can get released by Democrats.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:30 AM (Zz0t1)

29 Speaking of Houston and World Series, remember when the biggest story in all the land was the Asstroes cheating scandal?

I remember that world. I want to return to that world.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:28 AM (hku12)
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They have to be the only ones happy about this virus canceling the baseball season, at least so far. They weren't looking forward to getting beaned at every at-bat.

Posted by: bluebell at May 16, 2020 11:30 AM (/669Q)

30 27 Those death rates!
But the models! The models!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at May 16, 2020 11:29 AM (axyOa)

Models? Like Adriana Lima?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)

31
Sorry to hear about the shows closing, Hadrian. It's too bad.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:29 AM (Lqy/e)


If I never attended another dog show (except as a steward) it wouldn't bother me. But there's a lot of people who make a living at it. And the Houston cluster is only second to the Offshore Technology Conference in bringing outside visitors to the city.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:31 AM (mht8P)

32 Models? Like Adriana Lima?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:31 AM (NWiLs)


Saucy!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:32 AM (Zz0t1)

33 Brave Wikings go to Walhalla.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:24 AM (NWiLs)


Bad Wikings go to Walla Walla.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 16, 2020 11:32 AM (axyOa)

34 They're infecting each other ON PURPOSE so they can get released by Democrats.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:30 AM (Zz0t1)


Prisons have the perfect solution for quarantining infected prisoners. It's called Solitary Confinement...or 'The Box' in prison parlance.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 11:32 AM (Egz9r)

35 So, Cardinal Cupich says it's going to be weeks before church re-openingshttps://tinyurl.com/yaq9ngby. Looking Like Pope Benedict was prophetic when he speculated about the Church becoming smaller.

Posted by: Old Dude at May 16, 2020 11:34 AM (LGXGf)

36 I'm all for the giant hamster balls for Karens.

Posted by: pawn at May 16, 2020 11:34 AM (vzKmu)

37 Prisons have the perfect solution for quarantining infected prisoners. It's called Solitary Confinement...or 'The Box' in prison parlance.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home
..........

Naah.. there's too many now.. Prisoners are self infecting themselves right and left just hoping to get out...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (CjFDo)

38 35 So, Cardinal Cupich says it's going to be weeks before church re-openingshttps://tinyurl.com/yaq9ngby. Looking Like Pope Benedict was prophetic when he speculated about the Church becoming smaller.
Posted by: Old Dude at May 16, 2020 11:34 AM (LGXGf)

Sad to see church leadership being a bunch of cowering faggitz.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (NWiLs)

39 And frankly, it shouldn't bother me, but I hate it when anyone other than baseball uses the term "World Series."

Back in the before time, when I went into work (instead of work coming in to me), I didn't want to give the work computer any inkling of what kinds of things I looked at online, so if I wanted to check the nooz of the day, I used Googly nooz.

Their site is separated into sections, and you can click on the little thing that says "Sports," and you'll get wall to wall Kobe Bryant info. But then if you clicked on the MLB tab within sports, you'd get slightly less Kobe Bryant nooz, and some of it had to do with actual baseball, instead of just the rotten cheating Asstroes.

But then INSIDE THE BASEBALL TAB, you'd get stories about the World Series of Poker.

Ho Lee Fook, people, I want to hurt you so bad.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (hku12)

40 I'm sure prisoners with the Corona that are released will self quarantine. They're responsible like that.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (2DOZq)

41 40 I'm sure prisoners with the Corona that are released will self quarantine. They're responsible like that.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (2DOZq)

And no recidivism. Because that wouldn't be nice.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (NWiLs)

42 Here's something that's crazy-insane-nutzoid: Testing Vitamin-D level is not one of the standard tests of your blood when you get a routine physical.

About 5 years ago I began asking my doc to order a Vitamin-D test along with the standard annual test, because I had read studies that showed a correlation between Vitamin-D deficiency and a variety of physical and mental disorders.

First year, my Vitamin-D was low (technically insufficient I guess). I began taking 5,000 IU of D every day. Got me into the suffcient range, where I've stayed. But I have to remind my doc to order that test every year. Insane.

Posted by: Gref at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (AMIL/)

43
Good morning! I'm gonna get out of the house today. I'm going cold turkey from Fishdom, a game that I got addicted to for a few weeks because of the actions, believe it or not, of a moron. Kicking this game is gonna hurt.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (G51Gf)

44
So, Cardinal Cupich says it's going to be weeks before church re-openings

His Eminence should have told Fatso to shove it. But that's what happens when the hierarchy has the collective guts of a mouse.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (mht8P)

45 Brave Wikings go to Walhalla.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16,
2020 11:24 AM (NWiLs)
Bad Wikings go to Walla Walla.

And sad Wikings go to WaWa

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (OcG+x)

46
So, Cardinal Cupich says it's going to be weeks before church
re-openingshttps://tinyurl.com/yaq9ngby. Looking Like Pope Benedict was
prophetic when he speculated about the Church becoming smaller.


Posted by: Old Dude at May 16, 2020 11:34 AM (LGXGf)


Cupich is a commie pile of excrement like Pope Fidel

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (jyP5f)

47 Little convict foo-foo
I don't want to see you
Mugging the old ladies
And bopping them on the head

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:37 AM (NWiLs)

48 Naah.. there's too many now.. Prisoners are self infecting themselves right and left just hoping to get out...
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (CjFDo)


So 'The Box' will be a little crowded. What's that saying...Do stupid stuff, win stupid prizes.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 11:37 AM (Egz9r)

49 Maybe No can tell me to educate myself on the virus by watching ABC news, like the Facebook guy did. I asked him if he'd read that Indonesian report on vitamin D, which I'd read a few weeks back. He shut up.

Then there was the story on Facebook about the little girl that insisted her mom make a facemask for the Tooth Fairy. People are demented out there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:38 AM (Lqy/e)

50
Prisons have the perfect solution for
quarantining infected prisoners. It's called Solitary Confinement...or
'The Box' in prison parlance.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home at May 16, 2020 11:32 AM (Egz9r)


Oh. You mean like they are doing at assisted living facilities?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2020 11:38 AM (WyVLE)

51
I guess we all know about the Friday Night Document Dump: pink slip for Steve Linick, that DOS IG who forwarded Vindman's whistleblower complaint.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 11:38 AM (G51Gf)

52 Adriana Lima?



Jinx Falkenburg FTW!

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at May 16, 2020 11:38 AM (gnl1m)

53 @38: It certainly is. With few exceptions, none of these individuals inspires confidence in their abilities to lead. Long, long ago Cardinals were expected to die in defense of the faith. Now, we can't even summon a dissenting opinion to Caesar's mandates.

Posted by: Old Dude at May 16, 2020 11:38 AM (LGXGf)

54 "I'm all for the giant hamster balls for Karens."

*grabs furry crotch*

Kiss BOFA, Karen!

Posted by: Drink Like Hamsters at May 16, 2020 11:39 AM (OcG+x)

55 Posted by: Old Dude at May 16, 2020 11:34 AM (LGXGf)

Sad to see church leadership being a bunch of cowering faggitz.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (NWiLs)


Remember, these are the same people who for the past 40 years have been saying their primary mission is reducing nooks, redistributing wealth, and hiding child boffing priests... and THEN they elected a commie Pope.

I'd expect nothing less of the Catholic Church at this point.

I believe they need a new schism.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:39 AM (hku12)

56 I'm almost getting desperate enough to get out that I'll make the hour and a half trip north into Wisconsin just to sit in a restaurant!

Cheese curds! Butter burgers!

If my wife felt better, I would actually do this.. but getting her out is a really big deal now..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 16, 2020 11:39 AM (CjFDo)

57 So how long before we hear the fake news media declaring that, never mind all that shite you hear about sunshine, experts say that vitamin D can only be produced safely and efficiently in the labs of the Big Pharma and we will all have to stay inside like good little obedient peons until they produce enough to give....sorry, sell, to everybody?

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at May 16, 2020 11:39 AM (q2cW1)

58 Naah.. there's too many now.. Prisoners are self infecting themselves right and left just hoping to get out...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 16, 2020 11:35 AM (CjFDo)


I read that Crook County jail ran out of electronic monitoring devices because they've let so many criminals out. Got to make room for the business owners, people in the parks and other enemies of the state

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:40 AM (jyP5f)

59 Try Tegu To Go.

Posted by: #Tegu Mac at May 16, 2020 11:40 AM (Tnijr)

60 I'm sure vitamin D production involves Bill Gates.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:41 AM (Lqy/e)

61 If you are thinking about supplementing with Vitamin D, the kind in oil is probably better than a multivitamin.

Posted by: KT at May 16, 2020 11:41 AM (BVQ+1)

62 vit D is TOXIC!!!

Posted by: Dr Karen Gretchen Rachel at May 16, 2020 11:41 AM (G546f)

63 I gotcher vitamin "D" for ya...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 11:42 AM (NWiLs)

64 I was only half paying attention but heard of a guy being arrested and turned loose 4 times in the same day. Meth, assault and a gun charge but they wouldn't put him jail.

Fuck Clay Jenkins.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2020 11:42 AM (EKicJ)

65
Vitamin DD >> Vitamin D

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:43 AM (mht8P)

66 Vitamin D death rate, chick or egg. People with dark skin get less D manufactured. The also may have other problems that are the prime cause, as a group.

Posted by: Javems at May 16, 2020 11:43 AM (ofIwF)

67 So how long before we hear the fake news media declaring that, never mind all that shite you hear about sunshine, experts say that vitamin D can only be produced safely and efficiently in the labs of the Big Pharma and we will all have to stay inside like good little obedient peons until they produce enough to give....sorry, sell, to everybody?
Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at May 16, 2020 11:39 AM (q2cW1)


Bill and "Melinda" Gates are working hard on that as we speak.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:44 AM (hku12)

68

I heard, but can't confirm, at the Chicago protests today there will be barbers there to cut hair. It's worth going just for that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:44 AM (jyP5f)

69 I guess it never crossed the bureaucrats' minds that you have to give
people peaceful options to change things. When you don't, you can get
assassinations. We aren't there yet but locking things down to July is
not smart.

---

I don't know the breakdown of PA legislator, but apparently an article of impeachment has been drafted against Wolf.

LA's lockdown prevents recall petitioners from going door to door to collect signatures.

These just seemed relevant to me.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 11:45 AM (kOpft)

70 And all those Babylon Bee links were hi-larious

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 16, 2020 11:45 AM (OcG+x)

71 Insom, with 4 weeks of nose to grindstone, do you have any nose left? Did you start out as Durante?


I can't believe that somehow my brain is keeping up with how long you've been working.

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at May 16, 2020 11:46 AM (gnl1m)

72 I guess it never crossed the bureaucrats' minds that
you have to give people peaceful options to change things. When you
don't, you can get assassinations. We aren't there yet but locking
things down to July is not smart.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 11:23 AM (Lqy/e)


A local radio host said something similar. These politicians with their never ending lock downs have no idea how far they are pushing people and to what extremes. They are so arrogant and cut off from people they don't know how fed up people are

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:47 AM (jyP5f)

73 "I heard, but can't confirm, at the Chicago protests today there will be barbers there to cut hair."

The Barber Rebellion?

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2020 11:47 AM (Tnijr)

74 >>> Adriana Lima?


Jinx Falkenberg


=====

Vote tally: The eyes go to Adriana Lima

Posted by: Turn Two at May 16, 2020 11:48 AM (BHYVd)

75 I would guess 90% of people over 70 have a vitamin D deficiency . It's a matter of not enough sunlight , diet and natural aging that prevents sufficient absorption.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 16, 2020 11:48 AM (2DOZq)

76 Make sure your Vit D supplement is D3.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (2DOZq)

77 back from walk
glorious weather

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (G546f)

78
WTF?

The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise.

Checked all around. Can't see anything. Can't get it to stop.

Any horde advice?

Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (z0XD8)

79 I would guess 90% of people over 70 have a vitamin D
deficiency . It's a matter of not enough sunlight , diet and natural
aging that prevents sufficient absorption.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 16, 2020 11:48 AM (2DOZq)


Being Irish and having a complexion of Casper the Ghost doesn't help either

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (jyP5f)

80 I don't know the breakdown of PA legislator, but apparently an article of impeachment has been drafted against Wolf.

LA's lockdown prevents recall petitioners from going door to door to collect signatures.

These just seemed relevant to me.
Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 11:45 AM (kOpft)


Imagine if you are a politician and/or bureaucrat, and the means of opposing you is within your grasp to limit.

In other words, suppose you are Hong Kong or Paris, suppose you want to produce an "Arab Spring" or Occupoop Wall Street. You know, in order to change the system, to bring the oppressors to the table (at least).

And the oppressors are telling you to stay home... for your own good.

Do you think the oppressors will hesitate to use this type of power, just because it's, you know, RIGHT THERE IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS that they can't?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (hku12)

81 Being Irish and having a complexion of Casper the Ghost doesn't help either
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (jyP5f)


And the thinner your skin gets as you age.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (2DOZq)

82 You can get assassinations. We aren't there yet but locking things down to July is not smart.

THAT'S WHY I LOCKED L A THRU AUGUST!!
HERP DERP DERP

Posted by: mayor high school girl garcetti at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (O6whw)

83 Trump is at Camp David this weekend. His guests include:

Mark Meadows
Jim Jordan
Lee Zeldin
Elise Stefanik
Kevin McCarthy
Dan Crenshaw
Devin Nunes

I don't think they are talking about Chinese Lung Aids.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

84 Anyone know about the sidebar playstation kerfuffle ace referenced?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 16, 2020 11:52 AM (IYHxL)

85
Now we've adopted the European model: your rights are a gift of the government, which makes it clear that it can take them away any time it wants to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:52 AM (mht8P)

86 Corona virus transmission by way of hands has been found to slow dramatically under UV light. Therefore, it is recommended during the coming summer months that all persons venturing outside will keep their hands in the air, for the good of the community.

Posted by: CDC at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (1xshr)

87 Giant hamster balls may not be safe

(not actual deaths, this one is from a Jackie Chan movie)

https://youtu.be/mI7vz9Bd664

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (WyVLE)

88 what is cheese curds
what is butter burgers

Posted by: Rudy Polanski at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (iTXRQ)

89 Do you think the oppressors will hesitate to use this type of power, just because it's, you know, RIGHT THERE IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS that they can't?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (hku12)


And that's the other thing, the Bill of Rights isn't the government GIVING us these rights, it's the government acknowledging we have them.

So I get sick and tired of the petty arguments about what states and local politicians can and can't do, because they're not federal.

If the government can give them to you, or take them away, they're not rights.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (hku12)

90 Thank for the amazing dances. I especially loved Fred and Vera-Ellen and all of the bright green.

Posted by: SuperMayorSuperRonNirnburg at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (s7uYf)

91
After the rain early this morning the sun is out. The neighbor's horses are out grazing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:56 AM (mht8P)

92 Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)


Unfortunately they have no power in the House to do anything... I'd rather Grenell was there.

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 11:57 AM (Zmnko)

93 The Mrs has been chasing me around with scissors for a week, so I finally broke down and got a haircut yesterday. Kind of tricky wearing a mask so the barber just took mine off. Had to go to Jefferson Parish to get it as Orleans is still shut down. She did a good job. I have a lot of very thick hair. Left a big tip.

Posted by: Javems at May 16, 2020 11:57 AM (ofIwF)

94 17 1000 new Covid cases a day in Texas. Good job opening up! Lol
Posted by: No at May 16, 2020 11:25 AM (wbq4D)

Has nothing to do with the fact that they're testing more people and have ordered all inmates in jail tested.

Nope. Not at all.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)

Yeah, we really need to know how many of those cases are hospitalized.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

95 @realDonaldTrump

Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don't let them get away with this!
@LindseyGrahamSC

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (ZLI7S)

96 Corona virus transmission by way of hands has been found to slow dramatically under UV light. Therefore, it is recommended during the coming summer months that all persons venturing outside will keep their hands in the air, for the good of the community.
Posted by: CDC at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (1xshr)

Jazzy!

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (Ed8Zd)

97

From Amy Jacobson's twitter:

Civil disobedience! My boys and I were near Diversey Park and a man with metal clippers took down the fencing. People CHEERED! Even a guy with a Biden T-Shirt! You've lost control of your people


Even the lefties in Chicago are fed up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (jyP5f)

98 Now we've adopted the European model: your rights are a gift of the government, which makes it clear that it can take them away any time it wants to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 16, 2020 11:52 AM (mht8P)


You and I are saying the same thing, so I'll just note one more thing.

It's no accident the left is big on selling the idea of all sorts of other rights that aren't actually, you know, rights.

The list is long and getting longer. We have a "right" to privacy, we have a right to be heard, we have a right to being safe in public spaces, a right to health care, a right to be treated the same as everybody else, a right to income equality, and on and on and on.

Calling these things "rights" just confuses the straights, who now have no actual concept of what is and isn't a right, and where said rights come from.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (hku12)

99 If the government can give them to you, or take them away, they're not rights.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (hku12)

Now do corporations, and we'll get back on the right track.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 11:59 AM (NgKpN)

100 'Any horde advice?'

SHITI

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2020 11:59 AM (Tnijr)

101 71 Insom, with 4 weeks of nose to grindstone, do you have any nose left? Did you start out as Durante?


I can't believe that somehow my brain is keeping up with how long you've been working.
Posted by: Major Hochstetter at May 16, 2020 11:46 AM (gnl1m)

My brain can barely keep up with with it. I've had my nose replaced with a titanium prosthesis.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:00 PM (NWiLs)

102 78 WTF?

The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise.

Checked all around. Can't see anything. Can't get it to stop.

Any horde advice?
Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (z0XD

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

The easiest thing to try first is pull it away from the wall & vacuum out the back of it. Same thing happened to us & the amount of dust back there was ridiculous. Solved the problem.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at May 16, 2020 12:00 PM (XXNQ+)

103 Hadrian, Your Holiness:

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows, eh?

Do the doggies steal signs?

Posted by: mnw at May 16, 2020 12:00 PM (Cssks)

104 The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise.

Checked all around. Can't see anything. Can't get it to stop.

Any horde advice?
Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2020 11:50 AM (z0XD


Have you tried turning it off.. then turning it back on? j/k

Hope it isn't the compressor. If it is, looks like a new fridge is in your future.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 12:01 PM (Egz9r)

105 >>The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise.

>Checked all around. Can't see anything. Can't get it to stop.

>Any horde advice?


Bearing is likely shitting the bed.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:01 PM (RTcMy)

106 Posted by: No at May 16, 2020 11:25 AM


**sending giant hamster ball through USB port for you to roll around in.**

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2020 12:01 PM (786Ro)

107 But seriously check to see if the fan needs cleaning. Vac or blow it out.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2020 12:01 PM (Tnijr)

108 Has nothing to do with the fact that they're testing more people and have ordered all inmates in jail tested.

Nope. Not at all.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)

Yeah, we really need to know how many of those cases are hospitalized.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (NgKpN)


Troll just trolling. Better to not argue with it, but just say F you, troll, and get on with whatever else is on people's minds.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:01 PM (hku12)

109 Clean it thoroughly and check the endplay on the bearing.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:01 PM (RTcMy)

110 I was only half paying attention but heard of a guy being arrested and turned loose 4 times in the same day. Meth, assault and a gun charge but they wouldn't put him jail.

Fuck Clay Jenkins.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2020 11:42 AM (EKicJ)


WBAP has been laying waste to that asshole all day, every day.

If that guy gets re-elected, you get what you deserve, Dallas.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:02 PM (Zz0t1)

111
Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don't let them get away with this!
@LindseyGrahamSC
Posted by: JackStraw

========

And here's what's 100% true:

Sean Davis
@seanmdav
Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened. If he thinks he's going to keep the Senate majority and confirm more judges without addressing the hoax and holding the hoaxers accountable, he's lost his mind.




YOU'VE LOST YOUR MIND, MITCH. GOT THAT?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:02 PM (G51Gf)

112
This is very cool.

Giant Rice Straw Animals Made After the Harvest:


https://www.boredpanda.com/straw-sculptures-wara-art-festival-niigata-japan/

Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2020 12:02 PM (z0XD8)

113 Some slightly good news from the People's Republic of Illinois:

A local non-profit agency for people with disabilities that I follow on Facebook posted a copy of an official notice from the IL Dept. of Public Health, clarifying that persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (autism, Down Syndrome, etc.) CAN have a support person with them if they are admitted to a hospital. If they are hospitalized for a prolonged period of time, they can have two or more designated support persons, but only one can be with them at any given time. The support person must be tested for/screened for any symptoms of COVID. You can have a backup support person to step in if the first one gets infected. (This is something my husband and I had been worried about in the, probably unlikely, event our autistic daughter should get sick with the WuFlu.)

There had been some confusion on that point and apparently, some people who had Down's or autistic (adult) kids admitted to hospitals were being told they could not accompany them. So at least that has been cleared up. However, this is the kind of information that should be posted far and wide on on local health department websites and I'm not seeing that.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 16, 2020 12:03 PM (9WuX0)

114
The fired DOS IG had opened an investigation into Pompeo.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:03 PM (G51Gf)

115 I liked Endplay. Say what you like, but they were far better than Nickleback

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2020 12:03 PM (WyVLE)

116 >>Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened


Which is weird, because how does that help China?

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:04 PM (RTcMy)

117 I saw Great Big Hamster Balls open for Tiny Tim Bits at
the Orpheum in Hell.

Posted by: saf at May 16, 2020 12:04 PM (5IHGB)

118 Bob Seger - No Man's Land
Kind of seems appropriate for these times.
https://tinyurl.com/y8wlso96

Posted by: jollyr at May 16, 2020 12:04 PM (OZ/ka)

119 vacuuming all around under and behind fridge is always good step one for any weirdness

step two is wipe clean the door seals

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 16, 2020 12:04 PM (G546f)

120 Love the ballot delivery. The "I Voted" stickers on the headstones are a particularly nice touch.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:05 PM (XxJt1)

121 "THAT'S WHY I LOCKED L A THRU AUGUST!!"

Saw a clip of that asshoe on tv. Garcetti exudes a creepy perv vibe. And for that matter, Wolf in PA comes off like a little Himmler. Beady eyed weakling and cowardly little tyrant that will rule with an iron fist because he can.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 16, 2020 12:05 PM (OcG+x)

122 If the government can give them to you, or take them away, they're not rights.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 11:53 AM (hku12)

Now do corporations, and we'll get back on the right track.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 11:59 AM (NgKpN)


How much time you got?

Just kidding.

Here, this is simple. If you do business with the government, what you do isn't capitalism.

And nitwit "free marketeers" should be pointed at and laughed out of town when the genuflect in front of their Free Market altar. They love them some tax breaks and bailouts. Welfare queens, the lot of them.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:06 PM (hku12)

123 I find it Vitamin D - licious that Climate Change will be the cure for the Communist Chinese Party virus.

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2020 12:07 PM (95j/9)

124 Mitch, I love you, but this is 100% true. Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught. They MUST pay a big price for what they have done to our Country. Don't let them get away with this! 
@LindseyGrahamSC

More tuff talk from the SC windbag...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 16, 2020 12:07 PM (OcG+x)

125 I'm so sick of the McConnell types that throw conservatives a bone by doing something actually conservative, all the while they're actually centrist left, ignoring all of the crime going on around them and fucking the American taxpayer.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:08 PM (Zz0t1)

126 Been raining all morning. Suddenly now, lightning striking all over.

FUN!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:08 PM (Zz0t1)

127
Good morning! I'm gonna get out of the house today. I'm going cold turkey from Fishdom, a game that I got addicted to for a few weeks because of the actions, believe it or not, of a moron. Kicking this game is gonna hurt.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 11:36 AM (G51Gf)


Ads for FDom show up on the puzzle app on which I do one puzzle daily. I have resisted the non-existent urge to try it -- frankly, I think it looks dull and repetitive, but YMMV.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 16, 2020 12:08 PM (pNxlR)

128 Has nothing to do with the fact that they're testing more people and have ordered all inmates in jail tested.

Nope. Not at all.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 11:26 AM (Zz0t1)

Yeah, we really need to know how many of those cases are hospitalized.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

Testing numbers have skyrocketed while new confirmed cases are down or the same in most counties; up by any noticeable numbers in only a few.


Fatalities are at 1,272.

I don't see daily data on the number hospitalizations, but it seems to be holding steady at about 1,790.

Texas has more than 47,000 hospital beds.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

129 Thanks for the advice.

I guess I'll try sweeping before I call the repair dude.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 16, 2020 12:09 PM (z0XD8)

130 Here's something that's crazy-insane-nutzoid: Testing Vitamin-D level is not one of the standard tests of your blood when you get a routine physical.

Not only do you have to supplement with the correct vitamin D (D3, or cholecalciferal) Also, you have to ask for the correct test of the two D tests they can run. (which I don't remember. Sorry, it's been 15 or 20 years since I started all this)

If you want to do the sunlight route, the sun has to be 50 degrees or more above the horizon for the UVB to manufacture vit D. So, time of day and latitude matter.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2020 12:09 PM (jacU8)

131 Anyone know about the sidebar playstation kerfuffle ace referenced?
---

*THERE"S NO WAY TO DISCUSS THIS WITHOUT SPOILERS*


Someone leaked video and stills from The Last of Us Two (it's not clear why). The game introduces a character who appears to be trans (a dude cosplaying a woman) who is apparently the son of someone the first game's protaganist killed to save the girl. This is a game that was lauded for how attached everyone got to the two main characters because it was all about their relationship (zombie apocalypse setting, she had a cure in her system, but he found out at the end of the first game that getting it would kill her). Early in 2, the trans freak kills the guy, so you play half the game as the girl on a quest for revenge. Then you play as the trans, and the girls is the end boss. So the last fight in the game is a button mashing contest where you're a muscular dude with a wig choking the life out of a 19 year old girl who's clearly terrified, and once she's unconscious, slamming her face into the ground until it caves in. So Disney Star Wars levels of destruction of beloved characters in order to replace them with woke heroes.


When this first got out Sony, through a third party issued copyright stikes against anyone showing the video, which is questionable (reviewers tend to sign contracts that they won't release game materials before a particular date, it's less clear what limits there are to fair use of leaked materials for people without contractual relationship to the developer). But they also claimed copyright on anyone discussing the leak, anyone making memes about the leak, and in some cases, anyone so much as discussing Sony's behavior in trying to suppress the leaks.

This has happened around the internet and on twitter, but was most notable on youtube, where if you get three copyright strikes, your entire channel gets taken down. So Sony is actively preventing a bunch of youtubers from earning income (Jeremy from Geeks and Gamers can't livestream at the moment) and threatening to destroy their livelihoods illegally, and many of them are preparing lawsuits against Sony.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:10 PM (kOpft)

132 Bearing is likely shitting the bed.


Did the same thing twice this week.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 16, 2020 12:10 PM (gnl1m)

133 >>>>Saw a clip of that asshoe on tv. Garcetti exudes a creepy perv vibe. And for that matter, Wolf in PA comes off like a little Himmler. Beady eyed weakling and cowardly little tyrant that will rule with an iron fist because he can.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 16, 2020 12:05 PM (OcG+x)


He's a compulsive hand washer and has several other odd *traits*.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:10 PM (/1HGa)

134 Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened

-------------
Which is weird, because how does that help China?
Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:04 PM (RTcMy)


I just figure it's like if you are the Irish mafia, and the Italicans over there are at war with the cops, or have bought off the cops, or what have you... the Irish aren't going to get in the way of any of that, thus drawing attention to what they're up to.

Doesn't matter whether you hate the cops or hate the Irish more. Let them battle it out. You go on with business as usual.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:10 PM (hku12)

135 Truth be told, I've had my nose to the grindstone my whole life - and never for my own benefit. No real enjoyment of life, no freedom, no just being me. Those crucial periods of life where you figure things out, live life, decide who you really are - those never happened. Working to keep my parents from being disappointed, working to keep my teachers from being disappointed, working unsuccessfully to keep my wife placated and to outpace her spending.

These are what I call my Lost Years. This is why I'm glad that I now have a great job that pays well and that I'll be heading to a new town. It's a reset that I need, and a chance to maybe, just maybe, get some of that time back that I flushed down the drain.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:11 PM (NWiLs)

136
gates foundation funded both imperial college and ihme

http://tinyurl.com/yd9zyrm6
http://preview.tinyurl.com/yd9zyrm6

It is also the world's largest donor to the WHO.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:11 PM (/1HGa)

137 Oh and apparently Sony has patented technology to be included with PS5 that will prevent you from seeing spoilers in stages of games you haven't played yet.

There are concerns over just how invasive such a thing would have to be to work.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:11 PM (kOpft)

138 My wife keeps track of the C-19 numbers for our county and the county/city I'm returning to when I go back to work. We just now got the first case in our zip code yesterday.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (Egz9r)

139 Trump is at Camp David this weekend. His guests include:

Mark Meadows
Jim Jordan
Lee Zeldin
Elise Stefanik
Kevin McCarthy
Dan Crenshaw
Devin Nunes

I don't think they are talking about Chinese Lung Aids.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

McCarthy? Hmm. But the rest are pure
A Team.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (Ed8Zd)

140 The Three Little Words number reminds me a little of one of the great commercials of all time.

It's from more than six years ago, so basically it reflects a reality you will only marginally recognize: two white people with hope, a family and dreams. The nerve.

But damn what a commercial.

https://tinyurl.com/y8mtyyr8

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (yokAj)

141 The boxed wine has leeched our vitamin D. We're all gonna die!!! Stay safe.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at May 16, 2020 12:13 PM (EgshT)

142 "Today, we import nearly 800 billion more in goods than we export. This is not some natural disaster--it is politician-made disaster."

-- Donald J. Trump, 2016



That's why.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:13 PM (ZLI7S)

143 Fatalities are at 1,272.

I don't see daily data on the number hospitalizations, but it seems to be holding steady at about 1,790.

Texas has more than 47,000 hospital beds.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:09 PM (Ed8Zd)

So they opened, and the curve is still flat.

It thought that was the goal?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:14 PM (NgKpN)

144 Good on you, Insomniac.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2020 12:14 PM (786Ro)

145 This is also why I've worked so hard to change myself and to be a better, healthier person. I can't do anything about the past - that's gone. But I can do something about right now, and about the future. And I want to be open to and prepared for the opportunities, instead of missing them over and over and over again out of a completely wrongheaded belief about life resulting from really destructive programming.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:15 PM (NWiLs)

146 I don't think they are talking about Chinese Lung Aids.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

McCarthy? Hmm. But the rest are pure
A Team.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (Ed8Zd)


Getting McCarthy up to speed.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:16 PM (/1HGa)

147 I'm here.
This is what is driving me crazy about all this testing. Who cares how many confirmed cases there are? The question is "How many need hospitalization?". People who are mildly ill or asymptomatic just confirm that like any other flu, it will run it s course, we will get herd immunity. There is no proof that people who are asymptomatic can pass the virus on to others.I had an argument yesterday with someone I know well about this. The bottom line is that we have the 4th most deaths in the country here in MA. Maybe what we are doing is not working. Instead of making things more draconian, maybe we should take a page from Georgia and Florida which are continuing to do even better. When do you look at things and admit that maybe there is another way.I fear we will never fully open. Boston mayor acting similar to LA.
Just get me out of here.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 12:16 PM (QzF6i)

148 Vitamin D is good for your breasts! Double the D!

Posted by: Rachel Levine's Midol+, Now with Extra Vitawomin D at May 16, 2020 12:17 PM (XpIm+)

149 147 I'm here.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 12:16 PM (QzF6i)

So you say. Where's your evidence?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:17 PM (NWiLs)

150 Truth be told, I've had my nose to the grindstone my whole life - and never for my own benefit. No real enjoyment of life, no freedom, no just being me. Those crucial periods of life where you figure things out, live life, decide who you really are - those never happened. Working to keep my parents from being disappointed, working to keep my teachers from being disappointed, working unsuccessfully to keep my wife placated and to outpace her spending.

These are what I call my Lost Years. This is why I'm glad that I now have a great job that pays well and that I'll be heading to a new town. It's a reset that I need, and a chance to maybe, just maybe, get some of that time back that I flushed down the drain.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:11 PM (NWiLs)


You know who one of our greatest philosophers is today?

Mike Tyson.

Yes, that Mike Tyson.

One of the things he says is that he doesn't want to revisit his glory days, partly because he's not proud of much of what he did, but what he does with the memories is use them as tools, as building blocks for what he wants to do now and in the future.

He says he's grateful for what he's gone through, because it helped make him who he is today.

He's at peace.

Peace will always be about the here and now. The past is... it's the past. Either learn from it and move on, or just let it go and move on. Period.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:17 PM (hku12)

151 >>McCarthy? Hmm. But the rest are pure
A Team.

He's the minority leader and if the Republicans take back the House the next Speaker. He will set the agenda.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (ZLI7S)

152 I don't think they are talking about Chinese Lung Aids.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 11:51 AM (ZLI7S)

McCarthy? Hmm. But the rest are pure
A Team.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (Ed8Zd)


Getting McCarthy up to speed.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:16 PM



They're all seated around the table, while Don slowly walks around it. McCarthy is laughing along with the others for a while ... then... shifty eyes.

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (786Ro)

153 But damn what a commercial.

https://tinyurl.com/y8mtyyr8
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (yokAj)

That was a great commercial, but this is still my favorite.

Cadilac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNzXze5Yza8

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (NgKpN)

154 You know who one of our greatest philosophers is today?

Mike Tyson.

Yes, that Mike Tyson.

The chicken magnate?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (NWiLs)

155 Greetings:

Your initial photo also brings to mind the Boy Scouts being banned from planting flags in our national cemeteries for Memorial Day.

Posted by: 11B40 at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (evgyj)

156 Glad to hear you are doing better Insomniac.

You are on the right path , now.

And you are right, don't look back. Nostalgia is a three titted whore.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (Kz4zA)

157 He says he's grateful for what he's gone through, because it helped make him who he is today.

He's at peace.

Peace will always be about the here and now. The past is... it's the past. Either learn from it and move on, or just let it go and move on. Period.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:17 PM (hku12)

I am still searching for peace. And fulfillment. Good news is I'm closer than I've ever been before.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

158 Fatalities are at 1,272.

I don't see daily data on the number hospitalizations, but it seems to be holding steady at about 1,790.

Texas has more than 47,000 hospital beds.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:09 PM (Ed8Zd)


Here's the state website for the Chink Lung Chunk:

https://tinyurl.com/TexasCovid

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (Zz0t1)

159 Speaking of corona testing, last night we drove past one of those testing stations set up in a local hospital parking lot. Not one person was there. And the parking lot for the regular hospital had less than a dozen cars in it. That particular county supposedly has one of the fastest growing positive test rates in the state. So I guess if 1 person goes to the testing site on Friday, and tests positive, Friday's number jumps to 100 percent. Or something. I don't math.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 16, 2020 12:20 PM (lwiT4)

160 This is also why I've worked so hard to change myself and to be a better, healthier person. I can't do anything about the past - that's gone. But I can do something about right now, and about the future. And I want to be open to and prepared for the opportunities, instead of missing them over and over and over again out of a completely wrongheaded belief about life resulting from really destructive programming.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:15 PM (NWiLs)

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:17 PM (hku12)


Ah, there you go. You don't need me or Mike Tyson to tell you.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:20 PM (hku12)

161 After years of being scolded to stay out of the sunshine, voila! A pandemic of Vitamin D deficiency!

Posted by: klaftern at May 16, 2020 12:20 PM (RuIsu)

162 155 Greetings:

Your initial photo also brings to mind the Boy Scouts being banned from planting flags in our national cemeteries for Memorial Day.
Posted by: 11B40 at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (evgyj)

They HAD to ban the Boy Scouts, because they might have caught the Ballot deliveries!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:21 PM (NgKpN)

163 Yes, that Mike Tyson.

The chicken magnate?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (NWiLs)


Thee? That thits funny, right there.

Posted by: Mike Tython at May 16, 2020 12:21 PM (Zz0t1)

164 156 Glad to hear you are doing better Insomniac.

You are on the right path , now.

And you are right, don't look back. Nostalgia is a three titted whore.
Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (Kz4zA)

Nostalgia and regret are two sides of the same coin. Some have nostalgia, I have regret. Loads of it. However, they present the same trap of staying stuck in the past, and that is what I'm pulling myself away from.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:21 PM (NWiLs)

165 You know who one of our greatest philosophers is today?



Mike Tyson.
---------------------

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."

That's Tyson's, although we've now changed it to "face". I watched an erudite British boxer say it and actually take credit for it once. It really annoyed me.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:21 PM (yokAj)

166 Peace will always be about the here and now. The past is... it's the past. Either learn from it and move on, or just let it go and move on. Period.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:17 PM (hku12)

I am still searching for peace. And fulfillment. Good news is I'm closer than I've ever been before.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (NWiLs)


One of those things that make me want to slap somebody is when they say "peace and happiness are found in the journey, not the destination."

What a shitty thing to say to somebody.

It happens to be true.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:22 PM (hku12)

167
Your initial photo also brings to mind the Boy Scouts being banned from planting flags in our national cemeteries for Memorial Day.
Posted by: 11B40 at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (evgyj)

They HAD to ban the Boy Scouts, because they might have caught the Ballot deliveries!
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:21 PM (NgKpN)


Trump should rent some buses and bring the kids in to do the flags, regardless. SCREW that.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:22 PM (Zz0t1)

168
Ads for FDom show up on the puzzle app on which I do one puzzle daily. I have resisted the non-existent urge to try it -- frankly, I think it looks dull and repetitive, but YMMV.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

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That's exactly how I got started -- an ad in Wordscape.

I was curious, and it turns out FDom is not what it looks like in the ads. You do a bunch of decorating. I had so much fun decorating aquariums, I "connected" with teams all over the world and visited other people's aquariums.

Alas, most people don't care what kind of boring or badly designed interiors they subject their fish to, so that became unrewarding.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:22 PM (G51Gf)

169 This is what is driving me crazy about all this testing. Who cares how many confirmed cases there are? The question is "How many need hospitalization?".

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice



This.

Fear of Coronavirus is the new McCarthyism.

"Are you now, or have you ever, been infected with Coronavirus?"

"Mr. X is an associate of KNOWN Corona-positive persons."

"I hold in my hands a list of Coronavirus-infected persons."

Maybe the Bee can print something like "Pelosi convenes HUAC: the House Unsafe Acitvities Committee"

Posted by: Hands at May 16, 2020 12:23 PM (786Ro)

170
I am still searching for peace. And fulfillment. Good news is I'm closer than I've ever been before.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (NWiLs)


Drink Canada Dry Ginger Ale with Lemon. The dude sitting in the fountain at the mall says it works.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:23 PM (Zz0t1)

171 It's getting warmish out there in the out side. Shoot. Now I have to shave my legs.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 16, 2020 12:23 PM (lwiT4)

172 "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth."

It's actually quite a brilliant observation. And it applies to so many things beyond just boxing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:24 PM (NWiLs)

173 I wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:24 PM (Ed8Zd)

174 >> I wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.


There absolutely are.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (jYJgq)

175 Supposed to be 80 today. Hope the trend continues through Monday as I'm going to play golf with my brother in NC.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (Egz9r)

176 wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.
Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:24 PM (Ed8Zd)

You betcha!

Posted by: Bob at the NSA at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (paNXN)

177
wait...what's that about a three titted whore?

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (DUIap)

178 This is what is driving me crazy about all this testing. Who cares how many confirmed cases there are?
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The folks behind the scam wanted low confirmed cases initially to make the impression that anyone who gets it is going to die. Now they want to count large numbers of confirmed cases to convince you that everyone who crosses your path has it.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (kOpft)

179 I wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.
Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:24 PM (Ed8Zd)


If you can dream it, they can do it!

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (Zz0t1)

180 I am still searching for peace. And fulfillment. Good news is I'm closer than I've ever been before.


Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:19 PM (NWiLs)

Peace is attainable. Don't get too caught up in fulfillment. If you believe in God, that can help on both fronts.

And if you don't believe, then working to keep yourself in the moment at any given time also helps. It just so happens that the present moment is also where we most easily access God. We worry about the future and regret the past because God isn't at those places when we take our minds there. He's here with you *now*.

That's how I see it anyway.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:26 PM (yokAj)

181 China, Deepstate, BankingCartels, and the Gates types oligarchs are in competition to run the world ... from the perch of these UN style "Global Law" type outfits -- W.H.O., PEPFAR, various NGOs, tax free (leftist) foundations, Davos groups, etc.


They unite around their common ground of defeating USA liberty and all Western nations' sovereignty. "We Are All in this Together" is really "We will control you from outside your elected government reach". And they will also bribe/buy/infiltrate our governments, and control the bureaucracies.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 12:26 PM (Cus5s)

182 wait...what's that about a three titted whore?
Posted by: AltonJackson at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (DUIap)


I liked Total Recall.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:26 PM (Zz0t1)

183 "Careers in Corona Testing" now printed on matchbooks.

Posted by: klaftern at May 16, 2020 12:26 PM (RuIsu)

184 177
wait...what's that about a three titted whore?
Posted by: AltonJackson at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (DUIap)

Eccentrica Gallumbits.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:26 PM (NWiLs)

185 >>McCarthy? Hmm. But the rest are pure

A Team.



He's the minority leader and if the Republicans take back the House the next Speaker. He will set the agenda.
---

That's not really encouraging.

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:27 PM (kOpft)

186 Insom: we are all pulling for you. I see how much progress you have made over the years and am happy for you.

Posted by: Texican ette at May 16, 2020 12:27 PM (tdib5)

187 It's getting warmish out there in the out side. Shoot. Now I have to shave my legs.
Posted by: grammie winger at May 16, 2020 12:23 PM (lwiT4)


My daughter tried to pull that. I told her HELLS no, get your butt in there and shave. I'm not living with a woolly mammoth running around.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:28 PM (Zz0t1)

188 On this day in 1966, the Beach Boys released their album "Pet Sounds."

Posted by: grammie winger at May 16, 2020 12:28 PM (lwiT4)

189 >>>The chicken magnate?<<<

The curator at the planetarium? That Tyson?

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2020 12:29 PM (95j/9)

190 Insom: we are all pulling for you. I see how much progress you have made over the years and am happy for you.
Posted by: Texican ette at May 16, 2020 12:27 PM (tdib5)


Yeah, dude. You've been through a lot.

It's going to take time to recover the brain and get the mentality back to the positive side.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:29 PM (Zz0t1)

191
I'll be heading to a new town.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

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Hey, nice. When? Smaller or bigger than where you are now? Know anyone there? Ever lived there before? Tell tell tell.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:29 PM (G51Gf)

192 >> I wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.


>There absolutely are

Gosh if that's true, maybe that's one reason this had to be done carefully and methodically.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:29 PM (ZLI7S)

193 186 Insom: we are all pulling for you. I see how much progress you have made over the years and am happy for you.
Posted by: Texican ette at May 16, 2020 12:27 PM (tdib5)

I appreciate that, truly. It's been a hard road.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:30 PM (NWiLs)

194 {{{Elise Stefanik }}}

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:30 PM (/1HGa)

195 >>Insom: we are all pulling for you.


Well. Most of us are.

In Masturbatin' Pete's case...he's just pulling.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:30 PM (oAPQ0)

196
These are what I call my Lost Years. This is why I'm glad that I now have a great job that pays well and that I'll be heading to a new town. It's a reset that I need, and a chance to maybe, just maybe, get some of that time back that I flushed down the drain.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:11 PM (NWiLs)


To the extent that they led you to appreciate your new life, those other years are not lost.

Most people go through life in "quiet desperation," with no idea of what they really have. But you will always know what you've achieved.

I'm so glad for you, Insom!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (TdMsT)

197 On this same day also in 1966, Mao started his purges with his Cultural Revolution.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (paNXN)

198 191
I'll be heading to a new town.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

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Hey, nice. When? Smaller or bigger than where you are now? Know anyone there? Ever lived there before? Tell tell tell.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:29 PM (G51Gf)

I can't really answer that without violating OpSec.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

199 Tim Pool just called Whitmer "Queen Karen".

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (LxTcq)

200 If only Caddy's were as good as that commercial.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (/1HGa)

201 I don't know which song from Pet Sounds is my favorite. Might be God Only Knows. Might be Sloop John B.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (lwiT4)

202 174 >> I wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.


There absolutely are.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (jYJgq)

Dirty secret most of media has not caught onto.

If you look at the Flynn timeline, its more scary than they want to admit.

To unmask something, you already have to have the transcript, then you ask the to unmask the redacted name. You put in a request, it goes to the NSA, gets approved, then the transcript is unmasked. Takes time.

The phone calls he was busted for was Dec 29.

There are NO Unmasking requests for Flynn between Dec 29 and Jan 4.

In a Whitehouse Meeting on Jan 5, Obama himself knows about the Flynn phone calls and their contents.

On Jan 5 the Whitehouse Chief of Staff, puts in an unmasking request on Flynn.


Now, second part of this. In Flynn's case his lawyer subpoena'd the transcript or audio for the phone call. Government said they do not have it.

So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (NgKpN)

203
Now we've adopted the European model: your rights are a gift of the government, which makes it clear that it can take them away any time it wants to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


The European model also has permanently high youth unemployment.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (aKsyK)

204 In Masturbatin' Pete's case...he's just pulling.
Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:30 PM (oAPQ0)

Days. Nights. Weekends. Holidays. Weddings. Bar mitzvahs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (NWiLs)

205 Since I ran out of library books, I've been watching a lot of movies on Amazon-- stuff I always meant to see but never did.

That & dog walking are getting me through this strange era fairly well.

Things I miss: YMCA; dog parks (the kind where dogs socialize, not the race tracks); meeting old friends for a drink or lunch; my teenage kids going out with their buddies.

Posted by: mnw at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (Cssks)

206 Vitamin D deficiency appears with other underlying conditions, though. That's why it's dumb to get too caught up in correlations.

I am excessively deficient in D an I also have Crohn's, which leads me to be on medication which suppresses my immune system. I am thankfully in remission.

Most people would say if you fix the D deficiency you'll fix your Crohn's - since so many people with Crohn's have it. But there's a damn good chance it's actually the other way around.

I'm not saying COVID causes a Vitamin D deficiency but that, for multiple reasons, people who are already ill (and susceptible to COVID death) are more likely to be lacking in D.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (yokAj)

207
I wonder if there are still deep staters in place with the ability to wiretap/spy on Meadows , Nunes, Jordan, Crenshaw, etc.
Posted by: LASue

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Why not? That IG who just got fired was about to do a number on Mike Pompeo.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (G51Gf)

208 This is what is driving me crazy about all this testing. Who cares how many confirmed cases there are?
---

The folks behind the scam wanted low confirmed cases initially to make the impression that anyone who gets it is going to die. Now they want to count large numbers of confirmed cases to convince you that everyone who crosses your path has it.
Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:25 PM (kOpft)


Why, it's almost as if Fauci and WHO and the World Bank and Bill and Melvin Gates have been PLANNING for a global pandemic for years, and their plans have NOTHING to do with controlling the spread of virus or reduction in death and serious health consequences.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (hku12)

209 So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (NgKpN)


Party line

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:33 PM (/1HGa)

210 I watched news for Federal prison in Foat Wuth, TX.
Looks like the 8th inmate has died there from WaaHuuFlu.. (This used to be the old narcotic farm (parchment farm) built back in '30s.) if you follow the NTX stats on the TXDSHS site watching the instance difference between Dallas, Tarrant, and Denton counties, it shows FW edging up on BigD, while Little d is really lagging behind. Still, 1,272 deaths out of 30Mil or so statewide and about 8mil in North Tx. ain't that bad.
So, consider the normal attrition rate of about 550 deaths/day avg(2015 data)
Then,,, talk about betting odds in Vegas

---should be on a craps table right now with a hand full of black chips---

Posted by: LaRro at May 16, 2020 12:33 PM (10GNe)

211 Watching Peggy Ryan wore me out.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (XxJt1)

212 Why not? That IG who just got fired was about to do a number on Mike Pompeo.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (G51Gf)

Seriously?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (Zmnko)

213 My lovely wife is looking at sewing machines and other sewing items. She can't believe how much of it is out of stock.

Her BBF is looking for a new sewing machine and asked her for recommendations. (My wife has 3 or 4 sewing machines already.)

So all these millennials have bought out the best and most expensive machines because they think they are going to sew their own clothes??? Here in about 4 or 5 months, yard sales, Craigslist and other selling apps are going to be filled with discounted, barely used machines.

The same thing with freezers. Right now, you can't find a freezer locally. When things get back to semi normal and millennials see how much room a freezer takes up in their apartment or condo, have eaten up all the food they horded up, they will be looking to get rid of them.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (Egz9r)

214 >>So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.


This is what Bongino was on bout, yesterday.

That Unmasking after the fact is merely establishing a paper trail for ill-gotten intel.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (2lfa6)

215 Bonus if the new job is paying for you to relocate.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (paNXN)

216 Y'all get into that Hamster Ball of Rights. It has the First through Tenth Dependents.

Posted by: Hall Dall MD at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (HP+b9)

217 Paging, Rose Mary Woods.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (/1HGa)

218 Why, it's almost as if Fauci and WHO and the World
Bank and Bill and Melvin Gates have been PLANNING for a global pandemic
for years, and their plans have NOTHING to do with controlling the
spread of virus or reduction in death and serious health consequences.



Almost.


Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (hku12)

The wrinkle was *their* president was planned to be the one in charge. No wonder there's so many people pissed off Trump won. Look what they've been gearing up to do.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:35 PM (yokAj)

219 Now we've adopted the European model: your rights are a gift of the government, which makes it clear that it can take them away any time it wants to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

The European model also has permanently high youth unemployment.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (aKsyK)


And autonomous muzzie "communities" that can do whatever they want, including reaching out and touching the Euros whenever they get that itch to scratch.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:35 PM (hku12)

220 >>So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

The real timeline for General Flynn started in 2014 at the latest. What happened in 2016 was the end point for him not the beginning.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:35 PM (ZLI7S)

221 I seem to recall that some state Despots wanted to go with armbands for those authorized to leave universal house arrest.

Consensus was to use facebands instead. Although not as stylish, in fact kind of goofy looking, Despots have determined that they could get people to believe it served a purpose beyond bending the masses to their will. So they were told the faceband will "filter air" and the masses are happy to wear them and will even turn on those that do not.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 12:36 PM (1g7ch)

222 212 Why not? That IG who just got fired was about to do a number on Mike Pompeo.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (G51Gf)


Tell us more.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 12:36 PM (/1HGa)

223 Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (hku12)

The wrinkle was *their* president was planned to be the one in charge. No wonder there's so many people pissed off Trump won. Look what they've been gearing up to do.
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:35 PM (yokAj)


I wonder if part of the plan WAS to have Chi Nah come in and be the savior of all, with masks and medicines and vaccines... but somebody let the bat out of the cage too soon.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:36 PM (hku12)

224 So it looks like Durham has not questioned Brennen? Why the hell not?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:37 PM (Zmnko)

225 Hey, nice. When? Smaller or bigger than where you are now? Know anyone there? Ever lived there before? Tell tell tell.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:29 PM (G51Gf)

I can't really answer that without violating OpSec.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

It took me a couple of transfers before I realized it, but,

Every 4 or 5 years in the Navy you get transferred, and if you are SINGLE, its a very rare opportunity to reinvent yourself.

One of the hardest parts of changing, is that those who know you treat you like, the old you.

Its like when you go home and Mom treats you like the 14 year old you will always be to her. It becomes really easy to slip back into those behaviours and attitudes from the past.

But moving to a new city? if you are single and thus not taking people with you?

You have a chance to make change without having to convince those who know you, that you have changed.

Most never realize this, but you can take conscious control of this, and use it.

I did, a number of times.

And in a couple more years (once the Mom situation changes and I'm free again), I'll use it again.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:39 PM (NgKpN)

226 I seem to recall that some state Despots wanted to go with armbands for those authorized to leave universal house arrest.

Consensus was to use facebands instead. Although not as stylish, in fact kind of goofy looking, Despots have determined that they could get people to believe it served a purpose beyond bending the masses to their will. So they were told the faceband will "filter air" and the masses are happy to wear them and will even turn on those that do not.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 12:36 PM (1g7ch)


Say, now imagine if your eye phone had an app that you could point at the other guy's phone, and find out if he's a China wuwu threat or not.

Among other things, it'll sure make it damn near mandatory that everyone have an eye phone.

Everybody wins!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 12:39 PM (hku12)

227 So it looks like Durham has not questioned Brennen? Why the hell not?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:37 PM (Zmnko)

letting him lawyer-up?

Posted by: BignJames at May 16, 2020 12:39 PM (X/Pw5)

228 Now we've adopted the European model: your rights are a gift of the government, which makes it clear that it can take them away any time it wants to.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

The European model also has permanently high youth unemployment.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (aKsyK)


The European model also depends on having a country with a functional economy and military to provide protection and maintain world order.

Europe essentially being a theme park now, they look to us. To whom can we look?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 16, 2020 12:40 PM (q+fko)

229 But moving to a new city? if you are single and thus not taking people with you?

You have a chance to make change without having to convince those who know you, that you have changed.

Most never realize this, but you can take conscious control of this, and use it.

I did, a number of times.

And in a couple more years (once the Mom situation changes and I'm free again), I'll use it again.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:39 PM (NgKpN)

This is my goal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:40 PM (NWiLs)

230 >>So it looks like Durham has not questioned Brennen? Why the hell not?

The very last people to be interviewed, if at all, in a criminal investigation are the targets.

At this point if you still think Durham is covering stuff up I don't know what to tell you.


Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:41 PM (ZLI7S)

231 220 >>So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

The real timeline for General Flynn started in 2014 at the latest. What happened in 2016 was the end point for him not the beginning.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:35 PM (ZLI7S)

Point I was trying to make was that there were surveillance channels going on OUTSIDE of what is acknowledged, or legal.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:41 PM (NgKpN)

232 I've got a 1980 or so John Deere 214 Lawn Tractor I don't know what to do with. I had it running a couple of years ago but haven't used it. It's a nice old mower, Kohler engine, all steel and heavy, not like the plastic crap they sell nowdays. I just don't need it, don't want to mess with keeping it running, and don't want to store it anymore. Anybody want to come after it?

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2020 12:41 PM (Tnijr)

233 I presume Peggy Ryan and her background dancers are supposed to be cheerleaders? It is amazing how much more conservative the outfits used to be....

Posted by: Obligatory at May 16, 2020 12:42 PM (WdocV)

234 170---Drink Canada Dry Ginger Ale with Lemon. The dude sitting in the fountain at the mall says it works.
Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:23 PM (Zz0t1)
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Yeah, I tried that but then you have to live in the attic with squirrels and come and go through the cat door.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 12:42 PM (M/9m0)

235 At this point if you still think Durham is covering stuff up I don't know what to tell you.


I have no idea... Nor do you... I just thought it odd that he supposedly hasn't been questioned

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:42 PM (Zmnko)

236 Drink Canada Dry Ginger Ale with Lemon. The dude sitting in the fountain at the mall says it works.

Posted by: Sponge - China is asshoe! at May 16, 2020 12:23
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Wife likes that, but says the Orange is better. Unfortunately, it's harder to find.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 12:42 PM (Dhht7)

237 In a Whitehouse Meeting on Jan 5, Obama himself knows about the Flynn phone calls and their contents.

On Jan 5 the Whitehouse Chief of Staff, puts in an unmasking request on Flynn.


Now, second part of this. In Flynn's case his lawyer subpoena'd the transcript or audio for the phone call. Government said they do not have it.

So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (NgKpN)


If there was a real investigation the obvious answers are that -
- Obama was there
- Flynn told Obama all about it
- The Russian told Obama all about it.


You eliminate two then the only rational choice is the remaining option, no matter how absurd -
- Obama was there.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 12:43 PM (1g7ch)

238 That bar chart on Vitamin D looks scary and conclusive, but the link says "patients with a severe D deficiency are twice as likely to have Covid-19 complications, including death."

That is still interesting, but less conclusive. More vulnerable people are certainly more likely to have D deficiency, but is that causal or only correlated? The article says D "appears to play a role in Covid-19 mortality rates" ... Overall they said D deficiency is harmful, so certainly supplementing for those people would help (possibly help stop the cytokine storm), and if it is a key factor could reduce death rate by half (they estimated).

hurray ... as with HCQ+Z, it may not be the complete answer, but is a cheap and safe advancement in the fight. So if Trump would endorse it, the MSM would denounce it. heh

Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 12:43 PM (Cus5s)

239 Dirty secret most of media has not caught onto.

If you look at the Flynn timeline, its more scary than they want to admit.

To unmask something, you already have to have the transcript, then you ask the to unmask the redacted name. You put in a request, it goes to the NSA, gets approved, then the transcript is unmasked. Takes time.

The phone calls he was busted for was Dec 29.

There are NO Unmasking requests for Flynn between Dec 29 and Jan 4.

In a Whitehouse Meeting on Jan 5, Obama himself knows about the Flynn phone calls and their contents.

On Jan 5 the Whitehouse Chief of Staff, puts in an unmasking request on Flynn.


Now, second part of this. In Flynn's case his lawyer subpoena'd the transcript or audio for the phone call. Government said they do not have it.

So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:32 PM (NgKpN)

Interesting. What happened to the transcript of the call? I thought Strozk and Preistup had it before they "interviewed" Flynn.

Maybe it's somewhere, paper clipped to the original 302?

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

240 >>Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2020 12:41 PM (Tnijr)


Check your local CList WTB.

Always a guy looking to buy Mowers / Tractors from that era.

In every single town.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:44 PM (2lfa6)

241 Rant more fitting fofor the next thread but string trimmer pull handle was broke off and that leds to pull string / fly wheel and spring not matching up so it retracts pull spring.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 12:45 PM (ZCEU2)

242 hurray ... as with HCQ+Z, it may not be the complete answer, but is a cheap and safe advancement in the fight. So if Trump would endorse it, the MSM would denounce it. heh
Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 12:43 PM (Cus5s)

Fauci will never support it, Vitamin D is cheep and in the public domain.

No way for Big Pharma to make money off it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:45 PM (NgKpN)

243 >>Point I was trying to make was that there were surveillance channels going on OUTSIDE of what is acknowledged, or legal.

For many years.

Do you know who set Flynn up in 2014? Stefan Halper. He's been a CIA asset for decades.

The guy who outed Stefan Halper? Adam Lovinger. Lovinger was the whistleblower who caught Halper at the DOD ONA. His reward was to be stripped of his security clearance before he could take his new job on the NSC, a hand picked candidate by General Mike Flynn.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:45 PM (ZLI7S)

244 All the "New covid cases!" hysteria does is highlight more and more how limp this pandemic is, compared to the scaremongering from 3 months ago (modeling FTW!). The new cases show how most are asymptomatic and the virus is much less lethal than projected. Here on the Virginia peninsula, we are holding at around 33 deaths, which for 350,000 population with a high concentration of oldsters, over more than 100 days.... is nothing to be terrified of. And around 24 of those 33 were 70+.

Posted by: goatexchange at May 16, 2020 12:46 PM (iUjXP)

245 Halp Who!?

Posted by: Capt Yossarian at May 16, 2020 12:47 PM (2lfa6)

246 Sunlight! And vitamin D. Interesting chart. Reminds me of the Star Trek episode where Spock got attacked by one of the upside down flying pizza things. They killed em with sunlight!

Posted by: Rex B at May 16, 2020 12:47 PM (1xshr)

247 So we all want to be just like Hitler huh? Guess he was the only person who liked to get out and do everyday things.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (ZCEU2)

248 So it looks like Durham has not questioned Brennen? Why the hell not?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:37 PM (Zmnko)


My guess is that a good investigator wants to know everything there is to know before questioning the kingpin.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (Ed8Zd)

249 Europe essentially being a theme park now, they look to us. To whom can we look?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at May 16, 2020 12:40 PM (q+fko)

Exactly. That's always my argument when they point to Sweden or anywhere and say "socialized medicine works!" (even though that's a lie)

I always say WE are Sweden's national defense. Same with dickass Canada and anywhere you can name.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (uEbPt)

250 Get out of the door and light up and look around

Beach time

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (ZLI7S)

251 This is what Bongino was on bout, yesterday.

That Unmasking after the fact is merely establishing a paper trail for ill-gotten intel.
Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:34 PM (2lfa6)


_________________________________


That is an early 'big picture' hypothesis about the Coup - cover up for the fact that Obama / Deep State / UniParty has been illegally spying on everyone and their cousins for years now (including throwing people in prison that they wanted to get rid of). Flynn / Team Trump was ramping it up to the next level.

Nixon x 10^6.

And while some 'neutral' insiders really believe if the truth ever got it it would mean the collapse of civilization - because people won't ever trust the Federal Government again, ever.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (1g7ch)

252 "Check your local CList WTB."


That's what I'm going to do if I can't give it to someone I know.

Posted by: freaked at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (Tnijr)

253
Seriously?
Posted by: It's me donna

=======

Linick was investigating Pompeo. I say "about to do a number on him," which is wild conspiracy theory, yeah.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (G51Gf)

254 I "reinvented" myself when I moved to Houston. Turned out to be not so much reinventing myself as it was finding myself.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (XxJt1)

255 we are holding at around 33 deaths, which for 350,000 population with a high concentration of oldsters, over more than 100 days.... is nothing to be terrified of. And around 24 of those 33 were 70+.

Here in NorCal we have a population of over 500 thousand and we have 4 deaths... Local yokels say they won't "open" till there are no new cases... Not their exact words but that's the gist...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (Zmnko)

256 Even when I just have a common cold I try to if its nice outside get out in the air.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (ZCEU2)

257
Linick was investigating Pompeo. I say "about to do a number on him," which is wild conspiracy theory, yeah.

Investigating for what?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (Zmnko)

258 If we could just monetize sunshine...

Posted by: klaftern at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (RuIsu)

259 There is no reason to trust the federal govt.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2020 12:50 PM (paNXN)

260
Orland Park

Mayor Pekau will lead the first community in Cook County to open. Coming soon




Another crack in Jabba's lock down.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 12:50 PM (WuUfi)

261 My guess is that a good investigator wants to know everything there is to know before questioning the kingpin.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (Ed8Zd)


Yep. A good investigator likes to have the answers before questioning the suspect. That's how they catch them in lies.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 12:50 PM (Egz9r)

262 If there was a real investigation the obvious answers are that -

- Obama was there

- Flynn told Obama all about it

- The Russian told Obama all about it.





You eliminate two then the only rational choice is the remaining option, no matter how absurd -

- Obama was there.

---
Didn't the phone call occur when Flynn was out of the country? Or am I thinking of something else?

Because that makes "The Russians told Obama about it" the more likely

Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:50 PM (kOpft)

263 Mike Tyson sticks to chickens? Who knew?!

Posted by: Insane Clown Posse at May 16, 2020 12:51 PM (XpIm+)

264 Do you know who set Flynn up in 2014? Stefan Halper. He's been a CIA asset for decades.

The guy who outed Stefan Halper? Adam Lovinger. Lovinger was the whistleblower who caught Halper at the DOD ONA. His reward was to be stripped of his security clearance before he could take his new job on the NSC, a hand picked candidate by General Mike Flynn.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2020 12:45 PM (ZLI7S)

Was it in 2014 when Halper started trying to make it look like Flynn was having an affair with Svetlana after he (? someone?) arranged for her to attend the Cambridge faculty dinner where they hosted Gen. Flynn?

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

265 Didn't the phone call occur when Flynn was out of the country? Or am I thinking of something else?

Because that makes "The Russians told Obama about it" the more likely
Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:50 PM (kOpft)

He was in the Dominican Republic, I think.

Posted by: LASue at May 16, 2020 12:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

266 I don't suppose this Pete fellow has a newsletter?

Posted by: Sandra Flook at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (EgshT)

267 235 At this point if you still think Durham is covering stuff up I don't know what to tell you. 


I have no idea... Nor do you... I just thought it odd that he supposedly hasn't been questioned

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:42 PM (Zmnko)

I get it, you have a negative view on things, but if you are building a conspiracy case, don't you think you wait to interview one of the prime suspects?

Posted by: Tofer732 at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (fSTB4)

268 Why did Mike Tyson cross the road?

Posted by: klaftern at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (RuIsu)

269
"Linick had opened an investigation into allegations that Pompeo had been using a political appointee at the state department to run personal errands for him and his wife, Susan."


Not much, but the MFM can crucify a ham sandwich.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (G51Gf)

270 >>And while some 'neutral' insiders really believe if the truth ever got it it would mean the collapse of civilization - because people won't ever trust the Federal Government again, ever.


Who in their right mind Trusts ANY Government/

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (2lfa6)

271 It's almost noon, Skip. Have a beer before you do anything.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (XxJt1)

272 254 I "reinvented" myself when I moved to Houston. Turned out to be not so much reinventing myself as it was finding myself.
Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:49 PM (XxJt1)

I think that's where I'm at. It took me months of therapy to get to a point where I could actually believe that it was OK to do things because I wanted to do them, to try things out to see if I liked them, instead of doing everything because it was what I "had" to do, or "should" do, or "ought" to do. That trying to live my own life wasn't wrong or bad. This was not easy, when you're raised to believe that obedience and subservience are your highest and best use in life.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 12:53 PM (NWiLs)

273 hurray ... as with HCQ+Z, it may not be the complete answer, but is a cheap and safe advancement in the fight. So if Trump would endorse it, the MSM would denounce it. heh
Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 12:43 PM (Cus5s)

No one will endorse Vitamin D. The government historically has been at odds with the vitamin industry. And if Trump did endorse it, the media would immediately shriek that Vitamin D is dangerous (along with A, K and E, D is fat soluble and can be a problem in higher doses).

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 16, 2020 12:54 PM (H8QX8)

274 Sean Davis
@seanmdav
Mitch McConnell has spent years pretending as though the Russian collusion hoax never happened. If he thinks he's going to keep the Senate majority and confirm more judges without addressing the hoax and holding the hoaxers accountable, he's lost his mind.


The beta loons at Patterico's asylum define Russian collusion truthers as those who still deny that the collusion happened. I guess that includes Mueller and his team of goons. Those fucking idiots don't understand how stupid that makes them look along with the alpha retard.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 16, 2020 12:54 PM (y7DUB)

275 And while some 'neutral' insiders really believe if the truth ever got it it would mean the collapse of civilization - because people won't ever trust the Federal Government again, ever.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (1g7ch)

Code for they might not trust Democrats again.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:55 PM (uEbPt)

276 No its 1300hrs, if I had beer might be on the 2nd by now.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 12:55 PM (ZCEU2)

277
So it looks like Durham has not questioned Brennen? Why the hell not?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:37 PM (Zmnko

========

Not yet -- but Brennan was on MSNBC again last night saying he expects to be questioned.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:55 PM (G51Gf)

278
Not yet -- but Brennan was on MSNBC again last night saying he expects to be questioned.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:55 PM (G51Gf)

Good to hear... I was curious which I guess isn't allowed here

Posted by: It's me donna at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (Zmnko)

279 I've always admired a man who can confidently deal with the situation at hand. IYKWIM.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (EgshT)

280 How long before perineum sunning hits its second wave of trending?

Posted by: Fritz at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (95j/9)

281 from 2017, Evelyn bragging on MSNBC (both on the leftist coup team) She didn't want Trump staff to find out how they know what they know -- those sources and methods". I'm curious about what advanced form of spying they had ... the walls have ears ...


" Evelyn Farkas: ";Frankly speaking the people on The Hill", get as much information as you can. Get as much intelligence as you can before President Obama leaves the administration because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior people who left so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy"

"Ummm that the Trump folks if they found out how we knew what we knew about the Trump staff dealing with Russians that they would try to compromise the sources and methods meaning that we would no longer have access to that intelligence."

Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (Cus5s)

282 "If he thinks he's going to keep the Senate majority and confirm more judges without addressing the hoax and holding the hoaxers accountable, he's lost his mind."


Well, we've got a problem then. Because McConnell is not capable of addressing the hoax. It simply isn't who he is.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (H8QX8)

283 You eliminate two then the only rational choice is the remaining option, no matter how absurd -

- Obama was there.

---
Didn't the phone call occur when Flynn was out of the country? Or am I thinking of something else?

Because that makes "The Russians told Obama about it" the more likely
Posted by: Methos at May 16, 2020 12:50 PM (kOpft)

Could have been Brits or Italians, or someone else, I really doubt it was the Russians.

The phone calls were on the day Sanctions went into affect vs Russia. Flynn was trying to calm things down so Russia would not retaliate, and create a crises just as Trump was coming into office.

He was successful, which is what I think, pissed Obama off (this time).

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (NgKpN)

284 I do look forward to living alone/with just my husband again someday, but it's not about reinventing myself, just about my hatred of clutter. If something happened to my husband, I think I'd probably just stay single because it's hard to imagine liking anyone so much that he'd be worth giving up my own space. (I'd need one of those wands for killing bugs, obviously. Probably some more stepstools too.)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (rWZ8Y)

285 hurray ... as with HCQ+Z, it may not be the complete answer, but is a cheap and safe advancement in the fight. So if Trump would endorse it, the MSM would denounce it. heh
=========================
I started following a doc on Twatter; he is releasing 2*gasp!*PEER REVIEWED studies about HCQ, used prophetically and as an early treatment, on 5.20. This will:
1) Be big news if found ineffective
2) Be buried if found effective
These cocksuckers won't let Trump have a win even if it saves their own grannie.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 12:57 PM (7Fj9P)

286 >>> https://tinyurl.com/y8mtyyr8
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:12 PM (yokAj)

That was a great commercial, but this is still my favorite.

Cadilac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNzXze5Yza8


Both excellent. And sadly, 5 years later that Cadillac commercial could not be made.

Posted by: Turn Two at May 16, 2020 12:57 PM (BHYVd)

287 Vitamin D for the win!

Posted by: Kate Upton at May 16, 2020 12:57 PM (Vy7tf)

288
He was in the Dominican Republic, I think.
Posted by: LASue

======

Yes.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 12:57 PM (G51Gf)

289
I didn't hear this but saw this on Twitter:


Did you catch the comment that we are different from Georgia due to international travelers at O'Hare? Last time I checked, Atlanta Hartsfield isn't a dirt landing strip...


So Jabba says Illinois can't reopen because of international travel. Is that the reason now?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 12:57 PM (WuUfi)

290 73:The Barber Rebellion will be led by the Barber of Seville (Disobedience).
I think I've seen too many Shakespeare plays with puns on civil/Seville - "as civil as an orange" and things like that.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at May 16, 2020 12:58 PM (huwNg)

291 >>Vitamin D for the win!


Lesbians hardest hit.

Posted by: garrett at May 16, 2020 12:58 PM (2lfa6)

292 Why did Mike Tyson cross the road?
Posted by: klaftern at May 16, 2020 12:52 PM (RuIsu)

To get to the other thide?

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:58 PM (uEbPt)

293 Morning. I had the Covid and all I got was this stupid TeeShirt.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at May 16, 2020 12:59 PM (4tEsR)

294 You're going to like the new you, Insom. We do...even better than the old one.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:59 PM (XxJt1)

295 294 You're going to like the new you, Insom. We do...even better than the old one.
Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 12:59 PM (XxJt1)

Thanks...I think...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:00 PM (NWiLs)

296
Investigating for what?
Posted by: It's me donna

========

Making a political appointee to the DOS do personal errands for himself and his wife.

Small potatoes yes, but from such potatoes great impeachment trials grow (cf. Trump's threat to murder Masha Yovanovitch).

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:01 PM (G51Gf)

297 And while some 'neutral' insiders really believe if the truth ever got it it would mean the collapse of civilization - because people won't ever trust the Federal Government again, ever.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 12:48 PM (1g7ch)

Code for they might not trust Democrats again.
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 12:55 PM (uEbPt)


Austin 3:16
Three words sixteen letters
Don't trust anybody

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 16, 2020 01:02 PM (y7DUB)

298 Trump is at Camp David this weekend. His guests include:

Mark Meadows
Jim Jordan
Lee Zeldin
Elise Stefanik
Kevin McCarthy
Dan Crenshaw
Devin Nunes

I don't think they are talking about Chinese Lung Aids.
Posted by: JackStraw

War Cabinet

Posted by: Jean at May 16, 2020 01:02 PM (4hmZU)

299
I can't really answer that without violating OpSec.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

======

Well, I tried.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:02 PM (G51Gf)

300 Brennan by rights should be getting things in order like he mught be going on a trip and not coming back for 20 years

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 01:03 PM (ZCEU2)

301 105 >>The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise



There are five basic components to the new General Electric refrigerator. 1. The Freon compressor. 2. The Freon tube...

Posted by: Motor Seargent Frank Tree at May 16, 2020 01:03 PM (Vy7tf)

302 299
I can't really answer that without violating OpSec.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

======

Well, I tried.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:02 PM (G51Gf)

*pushes participation trophy through the USB port*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:03 PM (NWiLs)

303 Did you catch the comment that we are different from Georgia due to international travelers at O'Hare? Last time I checked, Atlanta Hartsfield isn't a dirt landing strip...


So Jabba says Illinois can't reopen because of international travel. Is that the reason now?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 12:57 PM (WuUfi)


Hartsfield in Atlanta surpassed O'Hare in Chicago as the busiest airport in the world, several years ago.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 01:04 PM (Egz9r)

304 Hartsfield in Atlanta surpassed O'Hare in Chicago as the busiest airport in the world, several years ago.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home at May 16, 2020 01:04 PM (Egz9r)



Which makes Jabba's comment so fracking stupid. BTW I saw another nickname for him Gov. Flintstone

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 01:06 PM (WuUfi)

305 >>The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise


Prolly just a mouse caught up in it. Eventually it will go away (one way or another).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 01:06 PM (1g7ch)

306 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (NgKpN)

Yeah I like that. Never seen it before.

I love Neal McDonough specifically because he has the distinction of playing one of the most compelling lovable good guys (Band of Brothers) *and* one of the most compelling hateable bad guys (Justified).

Not many with his charisma can do that because you end up liking the bad guy and that doesn't count.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (yokAj)

307 305 >>The fan on the refrigerator suddenly started making a loud noise


Prolly just a mouse caught up in it. Eventually it will go away (one way or another).
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 01:06 PM (1g7ch)

Diced mouse is a delicacy in some parts of the world. Probably.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (NWiLs)

308 Hartsfield in Atlanta surpassed O'Hare in Chicago as the busiest airport in the world, several years ago.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home at May 16, 2020 01:04 PM (Egz9r)

I wonder if the Budweiser bar in the Delta wing is still open and you can smoke in there?

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (nvc6v)

309 As the First Sandwich Maker of China, I am writing to all Americans to express my disappointment in all of you. Yes, we sent you the CCP Attack Virus. We acknowledge that fact! But it was a simple mistake and we said sorry, so stop criticizing us! Besides, all the people involved are dead, so there's that. So, STFU. We have more viruses, you know....

Posted by: Mrs. Xi at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (NVYyb)

310 That Lowe's commercial is terrific. Wonder what ad agency did it.

I remember the Cadillac commercial. It was triggering the snowflakes even then.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (XxJt1)

311 Diced mouse is a delicacy in some parts of the world. Probably.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (NWiLs)

===============
Oh yeah!

Posted by: Mrs. Xi at May 16, 2020 01:08 PM (NVYyb)

312 On the Vitamin D thing, after my last physical, my doc said mine was the best level she's ever seen. I'm 76, been taking 5000 IU per day for years.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 16, 2020 01:08 PM (sXx29)

313 Traveling Man,
Sewing machines from the 50s and 60s are cheaper and better built. I don't know if the thrift stores are closed in your area, but craigslist is open. And there are groups on Facebook for vintage machines. We all have too many so that's another good place to look.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 01:08 PM (Lqy/e)

314 Hartsfield in Atlanta surpassed O'Hare in Chicago as the busiest airport in the world, several years ago.
Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 01:04 PM (Egz9r)


Hartsfield gamed the competition by making every passenger getting a connection have to go to the far end of the terminal (concourse 'A' to concourse 'other side of the state'). Get a lot busier that way.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 01:09 PM (1g7ch)

315 I wonder if the Budweiser bar in the Delta wing is still open and you can smoke in there?

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (nvc6v)

This is a joke....right?

Posted by: BignJames at May 16, 2020 01:09 PM (X/Pw5)

316 Democrats care so much for elderly people dying they are making as many of them as they can.

Cuhomo should be frog marched to PMITA prison, given a fair trial, and then hanged. So should the democrat governor of New Jersey.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:09 PM (pw+jk)

317 Austin 3:16

Three words sixteen letters

Don't trust anybody


Posted by: Captain Hate at May 16, 2020 01:02 PM (y7DUB)

With you on that bro, but no one ever sat on a scandal because it might hurt some Republicans and "take the government down with them".

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (yokAj)

318 Posted by: Mrs. Xi at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (NVYyb)

Just read a report that Wuhan is shutting down again. They had a few new cases.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (NgKpN)

319 Gardening Nood

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (Egz9r)

320 Democrats care so much for elderly people dying they are making as many of them as they can.

Cuhomo should be frog marched to PMITA prison, given a fair trial, and then hanged. So should the democrat governor of New Jersey.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:09 PM (pw+jk)



Always about the eugenics with the socialists.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (1g7ch)

321 Cuhomo should be frog marched to PMITA prison, given a fair trial, and then hanged. So should the democrat governor of New Jersey.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:09 PM (pw+jk)

And Washington. And Oregon. And California. And Michigan. And Illinois. And Virginia.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (NWiLs)

322 Mouse adventure here this morning too. AC wasn't working and discovered the fat little rodents had chewed through seven wires in one of the outside condensers. A bag of mothballs ensures the repairs will stay in place.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (NVYyb)

323 And New Jersey.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:12 PM (NWiLs)

324
Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2020 01:07 PM (nvc6v)

This is a joke....right?
Posted by: BignJames

No, when I was there on a stop a few years back it was open and it was glorious. You could eat, drink and smoke. I try to take connections thru there.

Flew thru SLT last year, no smoking in the airport anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2020 01:12 PM (nvc6v)

325
Gardening thread up, but I'm staying here.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:12 PM (G51Gf)

326 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:18 PM (NgKpN)

Yeah I like that. Never seen it before.
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That was actually a response to Turn Two. Huh.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (yokAj)

327 On the Vitamin D thing, after my last physical, my
doc said mine was the best level she's ever seen. I'm 76, been taking
5000 IU per day for years.


Posted by: Empire1 at May 16, 2020 01:08 PM (sXx29)

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From my internet research 5000IU/day is a maintenance dose. if one is starting out 10,000 IU/day should be used for the first thirty days... OR 30 minutes at the forbidden beach with just a swim suit.
It is almost like the experts and tyrannical politicians got everything wrong OR they did it on purpose. I'm going with on purpose. Can't be wrong 99/100 times just by accident, there is intent.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (pw+jk)

328 325
Gardening thread up, but I'm staying here.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:12 PM (G51Gf)

It was the participation trophy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (NWiLs)

329 That was actually a response to Turn Two. Huh.


Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (yokAj)

Alright now I'm totally confused. Turn Two actually quoted Romeo13. I need coffee.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (yokAj)

330 It is almost like the experts and tyrannical politicians got everything wrong OR they did it on purpose. I'm going with on purpose. Can't be wrong 99/100 times just by accident, there is intent.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (pw+jk)



In many ways, this too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 01:14 PM (1g7ch)

331
*pushes participation trophy through the USB port*
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

======

*looks for place on crowded shelf*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:14 PM (G51Gf)

332 Insomniac,

Your post about the reset made my day.

Best wishes from a mostly lurker, sometimes poster.

Posted by: RM at May 16, 2020 01:14 PM (0Kazp)

333 In many ways, this too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 01:14 PM (1g7ch)
===YES

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:15 PM (pw+jk)

334 Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:13 PM (pw+jk)

Oh, you mean like the Low Meat high Carbo diet we were all supposed to go to a few years ago?

You know, the one that does not help men build testosterone so we all get fat and lazy?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

335
It was the participation trophy.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

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I never got one for gardening God knows. They have tougher standards in that game.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:15 PM (G51Gf)

336 Speaking of small potatoes...

Posted by: Tater Seltzer at May 16, 2020 01:16 PM (EgshT)

337 332 Insomniac,

Your post about the reset made my day.

Best wishes from a mostly lurker, sometimes poster.
Posted by: RM at May 16, 2020 01:14 PM (0Kazp)

Thanks, I really appreciate that. Lurk less, post more!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:16 PM (NWiLs)

338 Oh, you mean like the Low Meat high Carbo diet we were all supposed to go to a few years ago?



You know, the one that does not help men build testosterone so we all get fat and lazy?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

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YES. It is almost like ignoring all government edicts from the last 60 years would be wise and smart.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:16 PM (pw+jk)

339 What up, people ?

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:16 PM (zr5Kq)

340 All good ??

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)

341 RM, surface more often.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2020 01:17 PM (XxJt1)

342 340 All good ??
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:17 PM (zr5Kq)


Alles ich gut, ja!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

343 NOOD Flowers

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

344 A bag of mothballs ensures the repairs will stay in place.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (NVYyb)

Moth balls are pretty small. And with only two balls per bag, you sure one bagful is enough?

fyi, to ensure mothballs are fresh, first spread their little legs...

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (Vy7tf)

345 Todo esta bien

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

346 Alles ich gut, ja!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

Nazi

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

347 Flew thru SLT last year, no smoking in the airport anymore.

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2020 01:12 PM (nvc6v)

Been in ATL a few times in the past few years, don't recall a smoking area, but I didn't look. Right now I'm going to have a Sweetwater IPA, which is brewed in ATL, and a smoke...in my garage.

Posted by: BignJames at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (X/Pw5)

348 "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.

Yeah, Three years ago I was living the good life. Had a vibrant, active , healthy husband, both of my boys settled, good jobs, my first grandchild. And then, cancer and a year later my husband was gone leaving me with a 9 room house and my children 3 states away.
I have always worked, been independent, sgtrong family ties but this pandemic has isolated me in ways I never expected. Instead of being able t o sell my house, move closer to my boys and restart my life, I am stuck in a place where no one thinks like me.

So, all the plans in the world won;t change the facts on t he ground.



Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (QzF6i)

349 Todo esta bien


Better !

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

350 344 A bag of mothballs ensures the repairs will stay in place.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (NVYyb)

Moth balls are pretty small. And with only two balls per bag, you sure one bagful is enough?

fyi, to ensure mothballs are fresh, first spread their little legs...
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (Vy7tf)

Remember, always spay or neuter your moths.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

351 I never got one for gardening God knows. They have tougher standards in that game.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:15 PM (G51Gf)

My wife says I should maintain her garden if she goes before I do. Oh sure thing, if by maintain she means "turn rows of brilliant gorgeous wildflowers and thriving bushes into parched flatlands".

It's like me asking her to continuously update my computer code when I go.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:19 PM (yokAj)

352 Alley Butt Suckey is going to learn to code whether she wants to or not.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:19 PM (pw+jk)

353 Cuhomo should be frog marched to PMITA prison, given
a fair trial, and then hanged. So should the democrat governor of New
Jersey.


Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:09 PM (pw+jk)



And Washington. And Oregon. And California. And Michigan. And Illinois. And Virginia.


Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:11 PM (NWiLs)


I don't know if there's a rope made that could hold Jabba's weight.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 01:19 PM (4mKR9)

354 304---Gov. Flintstone
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 01:06 PM (WuUfi)
-----------------------
Noooooo.
Fred is adorable. Fat? Sure. But still adorable.
Pritz is NOT.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 01:19 PM (M/9m0)

355 346 Alles ich gut, ja!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

Nazi
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (zr5Kq)

Shit, I've been called worse in more creative ways.

Be better, runner. Be better.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:20 PM (NWiLs)

356 Some people are natural optimists. It helps to deal with shtuff.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:20 PM (zr5Kq)

357 Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (QzF6i)

Oh sharon I had no idea. I'm sorry. It's tough to maintain sanity as it is, but this is a whole new level of bullshit right now. I will add you to my prayers if that's okay.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:21 PM (yokAj)

358 I fucked up. Kevin Vesey is going to learn to give $5 BJs behind the dumpster.
Alley Beth Stuckey is cool. Might be an early day on the cocktails.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:21 PM (pw+jk)

359 Noooooo.

Fred is adorable. Fat? Sure. But still adorable.

Pritz is NOT.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 01:19 PM (M/9m0)


Sure, but Putzkter's got the same Fred Flintstone hair cut and round face.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 01:21 PM (4mKR9)

360 356 Some people are natural optimists. It helps to deal with shtuff.
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:20 PM (zr5Kq)

LOL. Life at times will suck. And it will suck again.

Grab the good memories while you can, they are all you have to sustain you through the suck.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:22 PM (NgKpN)

361 LOL. Life at times will suck. And it will suck again.

Grab the good memories while you can, they are all you have to sustain you through the suck.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:22 PM (NgKpN)

I wonder if genetics are involved, or nurture but some are better at it than others.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:24 PM (zr5Kq)

362 After having a heart attack 3 years ago, vitamin D was a supplement that was recommended by the cardiologist along with CoQ10.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 16, 2020 01:24 PM (UUBmN)

363 CoQ10.


yeah, supposed to help with healing

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:25 PM (zr5Kq)

364 FUCK YOU... .... .... war.

https://twitter.com/steph93065/ status/1261596147468115968

REMOVE SPACE BEFORE STATUS

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:25 PM (pw+jk)

365 Mothballs now come preloaded into nets, about twenty balls to each net. I just hooked one net each into the condenser and we were done. No more mice.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:25 PM (NVYyb)

366 People were happier and more relaxed when they smoked tobacco.

Thinner too.

Fat, Tobacco free and Uptight is no way to go thru life.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 16, 2020 01:26 PM (Z+IKu)

367 I'll be honest with y'all, I've never been depressed. Or bored. I ...just can't.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:26 PM (zr5Kq)

368 I take 6000 units of D every day. I do get tested and my levels have always been excellent. I read somewhere that you can take up to 10,000 perday without harm.

But, this is why stay at home is so ridiculous. The more people that go to the beach the better.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:26 PM (QzF6i)

369 From my internet research 5000IU/day is a maintenance dose...

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:13
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My daily vitamin has 25 mcg. Says it's 125% of daily recommended dose. 25 mcg = 1000 IU. Hmmm?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 01:27 PM (Dhht7)

370 Ups and down, and really, really bad situations. But, they always end. Just work through it, you know ?

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

371 Lordy, I miss Andrew. He would have had a field day with the coup. And Biden should thank his lucky stars everyday he hasn't yet been Weinered, as Breitbart did so well.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (NVYyb)

372 368 I take 6000 units of D every day. I do get tested and my levels have always been excellent. I read somewhere that you can take up to 10,000 perday without harm.

But, this is why stay at home is so ridiculous. The more people that go to the beach the better.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:26 PM (QzF6i)

That they are arresting Paddle Boarders?

WTF?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (NgKpN)

373 Brennan by rights should be getting things in order like he mught be going on a trip and not coming back for 20 years
Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 01:03 PM (ZCEU2)


Yeah, when I hear Brennan and Comey are still going on teevee, talking the same talk, I have to wonder if they know something the rest us don't, and pretty much know they're untouchable.

And the rest of us, we're all still just spectators, watching the game play out in front of us, but we're not really watching the game. We're watching shadows on the wall, while real game play remains hidden to all but a select few.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (hku12)

374 361 LOL. Life at times will suck. And it will suck again.

Grab the good memories while you can, they are all you have to sustain you through the suck.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:22 PM (NgKpN)

I wonder if genetics are involved, or nurture but some are better at it than others.
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:24 PM (zr5Kq)

I'd have to say both. There is a hereditary component to depression, but there is also a conditioning component to a negative outlook. When 99% of what you're programmed with growing up is you're always wrong, everything not a certain way is wrong, and nothing you do is ever good enough, you're going to have a certain outlook as a result. Different for different people, and the conditioning part can be mitigated, but that's been my experience.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (NWiLs)

375
Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 12:56 PM (Cus5s)

========

Farkas's chaotic use of pronouns, tenses, and person (first, second, third) has me confused. It's almost hard for me to believe that she'd sit there on MSNBC and proclaim that she'd told people in the Odministration to vacuum up intel on ... Trump-Russia "collusion"? ... because she was afraid it would go nowhere. Presumably, after this, they'd ILLEGALLY LEAK IT TO THE PRESS. I mean wtf? You just sit there on tv and say that?

Then it goes on. As I understand it:

If the Trump people found out how we'd gotten this shyt, well then, they'd put a stop to it and we alumni wouldn't be able to keep SIPHONING IT OUT ILLEGALLY [and, presumably, leaking it illegally].

And then it goes on. As I understand it:

I was worried because there wasn't enough fake shyt hitting the headlines and I knew what we had. So I talked to some of my swamp creature pals who were still swamping around in the Trump administration (aka Obama holdovers) and told them to start feeding this shyt to Congress.


Did I get that right?

How does someone sit on tv and say these things?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (G51Gf)

376 367 I'll be honest with y'all, I've never been depressed. Or bored. I ...just can't.
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:26 PM (zr5Kq)

Consider yourself extremely, and I mean EXTREMELY lucky.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (NWiLs)

377 370 Ups and down, and really, really bad situations. But, they always end. Just work through it, you know ?
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

When things go to shit, I'm actually pretty calm and normal.

As I explain to people who ask me why?

'Well, at least no one is shooting at me, today'.

Tends to put things into perspective.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (NgKpN)

378 377 370 Ups and down, and really, really bad situations. But, they always end. Just work through it, you know ?
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

When things go to shit, I'm actually pretty calm and normal.

As I explain to people who ask me why?

'Well, at least no one is shooting at me, today'.

Tends to put things into perspective.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (NgKpN)

Heh. Yeah, I reckon that'll do it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

379
I want to be open to and prepared for the opportunities, instead of
missing them over and over and over again out of a completely
wrongheaded belief about life resulting from really destructive
programming.

=====
Not only is the philosophy an excellent one, this phrasing has just solved a major problem with a story I've been trying to work on. Thank you VERY much.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 16, 2020 01:30 PM (sXx29)

380 And I agree with the commenter above, negative people are very draining. I am not talking about occasional negativity, I mean constant. I am sure all have experience with that one friend or relative.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:31 PM (zr5Kq)

381 And the rest of us, we're all still just spectators,
watching the game play out in front of us, but we're not really
watching the game. We're watching shadows on the wall, while real game
play remains hidden to all but a select few.


Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (hku12)

They're protected. Trump is showing everyone right now *how to beat the Left*. It's going to be a Master Class and it's going to end with us winning in November, which is still the most important thing. We can try as much as we want to punish bad actors, but we've seen what DS Judges are capable of. No guarantees.

But if he wins we have another four years where they can't implement all the bullshit they want on us. Another four years to keep beating back their tide of shit.

I still can't get over how easy he makes it look.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:31 PM (yokAj)

382 I have listened to the Breitbart video now for five solid minutes. I think it will be part of my morning ritual from now on out.

I'm 98% sure that he was murdered by Obama's allies (Ayers and his bitch) in Chicongo after he went to dinner with them.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:31 PM (pw+jk)

383 When things go to shit, I'm actually pretty calm and normal.

As I explain to people who ask me why?

'Well, at least no one is shooting at me, today'.

Tends to put things into perspective.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (NgKpN)

Heh. Yeah, I reckon that'll do it.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

Silver lining !

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:32 PM (zr5Kq)

384 Instead of another Demofascist bailout bill, I propose the Congress buy each coup member a single shot pistol, preloaded, and have them delivered to their houses. They should all take the honorable way out and save us the trouble of prosecuting their asses.

Instead, Susan Rice is out today saying she hopes Sundown Joe puts her on the Demofascist ticket as Veep candidate. She is slow, isn't she?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:32 PM (NVYyb)

385 Lordy, I miss Andrew. He would have had a field day with the coup. And Biden should thank his lucky stars everyday he hasn't yet been Weinered, as Breitbart did so well.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (NVYyb)


I was reading something recently, about some slight insignificant piece of the Breitbart story, something he was involved in uncovering.

But it involved some of the usual suspects, and it wasn't long before he died.

I don't understand why people are so quick to believe the official story of his death. They had motive, and they sure as hell had opportunity, and the story of his last night suggests a plausible scenario for his murder.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:33 PM (hku12)

386 If they put her on the ticket you can't investigate her. That's the new Calvinball rule.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:33 PM (yokAj)

387 Did y'all know "The Flintstones" was based on "The Honeymooners"?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 01:33 PM (7Fj9P)

388 Oh, you mean like the Low Meat high Carbo diet we were all supposed to go to a few years ago?
You know, the one that does not help men build testosterone so we all get fat and lazy?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

Yup.....speaking of meat are there any Scotch N Sirloin places left?

I just remembered them for some reason.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 16, 2020 01:33 PM (Z+IKu)

389 Have fun all. I'm off to go illegally to the beach, with no mask, and if any one says shit to me either Karen or cop, I am going to unload on them.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:34 PM (pw+jk)

390 Instead, Susan Rice is out today saying she hopes Sundown Joe puts her on the Demofascist ticket as Veep candidate. She is slow, isn't she?
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:32 PM (NVYyb)

Its the, you can't prosecute me while I'm running for VP defense.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:34 PM (NgKpN)

391 348---Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:18 PM (QzF6i)
--------------------------------------
Damn.
Yeah, we never know, do we?
My heart aches for you. Truly.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 01:35 PM (M/9m0)

392 If they put her on the ticket you can't investigate her. That's the new Calvinball rule.


Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:33 PM (yokAj)

===
That ONLY applies to demofascists.
Now I'm outa here. Have a great day!

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at May 16, 2020 01:35 PM (pw+jk)

393 I'd have to say both. There is a hereditary component to depression, but there is also a conditioning component to a negative outlook. When 99% of what you're programmed with growing up is you're always wrong, everything not a certain way is wrong, and nothing you do is ever good enough, you're going to have a certain outlook as a result. Different for different people, and the conditioning part can be mitigated, but that's been my experience.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (NWiLs)


I understand. Especially when it comes from authority figure - children instinctively look to parent for validation, and when parent is never satisfied ...then it is tough. No way around a parents. Can't kill them...

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:35 PM (zr5Kq)

394
Susan Rice is out today saying she hopes Sundown Joe puts her on the Demofascist ticket as Veep candidate. She is slow, isn't she?
Posted by: Huck Follywood

=========

Good lord, is she really saying that?

If so, that's good news. It smells of panic, like Obama's "leaked" phone call of last week.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:36 PM (G51Gf)

395 *around parents

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:36 PM (zr5Kq)

396 runner, like you I am always an optimist. I think that is why I am so frustrated with being stuck in Ma. I know what I want to do but in this case,the government is keeping me from doing it. I am just appalled that no one else feels this way. Everyone here is like....Oh, they know what is best for you. Or that joke, the beatings will continue until morale aimproves. People in this state think it is just fine to be required to wear masks even outside. It is just fine that we can;t go out to dinner, can;t get together with friends, can't go to a museum or theatre.
These people are such sheep it makes me sick.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:37 PM (QzF6i)

397 Susan Rice is on my 10 most wanted to be in orange jumpsuits.
Maybe running for office can keep a Democrat off any investigation.

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2020 01:37 PM (ZCEU2)

398 Consider yourself extremely, and I mean EXTREMELY lucky.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (NWiLs)


I consider myself fortunate in many ways.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:38 PM (zr5Kq)

399 By the by, this isn't a wallowy trip down bad memory lane. Just facts. And I'm no shining example, but one thing I hope that my saga can bring to others that find themselves in shitty situations is that it doesn't always have to be that way. You can change yourself, even if your circumstances suck moth balls. I've been fortunate to have access to support that not everyone has, and I'm grateful for that. But, you still have to want it, and you still have to work at it, and sometimes it will hurt like a motherfucker. No "this too shall pass" platitudinous bullshit because that's stupid, unhelpful, and promotes passivity. You've got to find that fight in you, even if it seems like there isn't any left.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:39 PM (NWiLs)

400 And the rest of us, we're all still just spectators,
watching the game play out in front of us, but we're not really
watching the game. We're watching shadows on the wall, while real game
play remains hidden to all but a select few.


Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:28 PM (hku12)

They're protected. Trump is showing everyone right now *how to beat the Left*. It's going to be a Master Class and it's going to end with us winning in November, which is still the most important thing. We can try as much as we want to punish bad actors, but we've seen what DS Judges are capable of. No guarantees.

But if he wins we have another four years where they can't implement all the bullshit they want on us. Another four years to keep beating back their tide of shit.

I still can't get over how easy he makes it look.
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 01:31 PM (yokAj)


Yeah, I think it does boil down to a basic question of, what is justice in this case?

Is justice about punishing the evildoers? Is it about stopping them from doing what they've been doing? Is it about preventing them from ever doing it again?

All valid goals, but not necessarily compatible. We only have as many tools as we do, and yes, Trump is a tool... in the best sense of the word. Once he's used up, then what?

As difficult as it might be, the BEST course of action might NOT be punishing Obama and Jarrett and Rice and Comey and Clapper and Brennan and Strozk and on and on and on.

It might be stopping them now. And maybe... reducing the power of those who will come after them to try it again.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:39 PM (hku12)

401 Rice as Slow Grope Joe's VP?

Perhaps she should consider a prison cell as the better alternative.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 16, 2020 01:40 PM (Qemq8)

402 Not only is the philosophy an excellent one, this phrasing has just solved a major problem with a story I've been trying to work on. Thank you VERY much.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 16, 2020 01:30 PM (sXx29)

No shit? Well, you're welcome!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:40 PM (NWiLs)

403
USNS Mercy departed Los Angeles yestterday after arriving to assist with expected hospital surge during Covid-19 crisis. In 7 weeks, Mercy cared for 77 patients.

No problem, I'm sure that thing operates on a teaspoon of gas.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:41 PM (G51Gf)

404 You have the same problem I have, Sharon. You need to move on with your life but aren't allowed to do anything that would help you do that. The isolation makes it all worse.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 01:41 PM (Lqy/e)

405 I think "this too shall pass" is not a call to sit idly by. On the contrary - it is call to action. At least that is the way I interpret it. This will go away, don't let it stop you is they way I read it.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (zr5Kq)

406 Can I tell my favorite Susan Rice story again? She gave the graduation speech when one of my kids graduated from college, to a football stadium full of people. Rice started off the speech by pointing to a spot on the fifty yard line and saying to the assembled crowd, kids, parents, grandparents etc, "that's the spot right there where I first had sex with my husband!".

True story.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (NVYyb)

407
Its the, you can't prosecute me while I'm running for VP defense.
Posted by: Romeo13

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Good lord, she's already Black and female, let someone else have the VP immunity card.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (G51Gf)

408 "How does someone sit on tv and say these things?" Posted by: Blonde Morticia

partly she was (probably) bragging about her role in DeepState (and she thinks it is a good/brave thing). With the recent disclosures, I think she was one (Gowdy questioned her publicly) that said she did not know of any Russian collusion, it was just rumor and speculation. (but they were spying)


After she made that rambling MSNBC braggadocio, she probably got a good talking to, and no doubt at some point got some legal counsel. These people were/are so comfortably smug in their treasonous coup plotting ... and they are still running their propaganda on the networks ... crazy dangerous cult.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (Cus5s)

409 405 I think "this too shall pass" is not a call to sit idly by. On the contrary - it is call to action. At least that is the way I interpret it. This will go away, don't let it stop you is they way I read it.
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (zr5Kq)

All in the delivery, I suppose.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (NWiLs)

410
Fauci will never support it, Vitamin D is cheep and in the public domain.

No way for Big Pharma to make money off it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 12:45 PM (NgKpN)
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January 21, 2020, Fauci will no longer have authority. He will be a commentator on XiNN with and audience of 12 or 13 people.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 01:43 PM (/1HGa)

411 BTW, Susan Rice's son was president of the College Republicans for awhile when he was in school. So, as bad as she might be, she has some things on the credit side of the ledger.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 16, 2020 01:44 PM (NVYyb)

412 Come next fall Fauci will be wearing a chicken beak with tail feathers.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 01:45 PM (/1HGa)

413 After she made that rambling MSNBC braggadocio, she probably got a good talking to, and no doubt at some point got some legal counsel. These people were/are so comfortably smug in their treasonous coup plotting ... and they are still running their propaganda on the networks ... crazy dangerous cult.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (Cus5s)

She later testified under oath that she was like Sgt. Shultz.

She knew nothing. She had no evidence or even heard of actual evidence of Russian collusion.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:45 PM (NgKpN)

414 Fauci is being sidelined. That is the plan. New doc from pharma, vaccine dev and distribution is now the focus.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:45 PM (zr5Kq)

415 and down, and really, really bad situations. But, they always end. Just work through it, you know ?
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:27 PM (zr5Kq)

When things go to shit, I'm actually pretty calm and normal.

As I explain to people who ask me why?
'Well, at least no one is shooting at me, today'.

Tends to put things into perspective.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:29 PM (NgKpN)

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The most depressed I've ever been was when I was going through my divorce. I was going to a therapist and he said that I had to look at the situation as an opportunity to be me and do what made me happy. I was shocked to realize that I could not remember what my dreams had been or what I liked to do to make me happy. The marriage ( for 20 years) to a physically and mentally abusive man had taken such a toll. I could not even remember being happy or doing anything just because it made me happy to do it. Sad.

Posted by: Chillin the most at May 16, 2020 01:45 PM (lonOK)

416 404
You have the same problem I have, Sharon. You need to move on with your
life but aren't allowed to do anything that would help you do that. The
isolation makes it all worse.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 01:41 PM (Lqy/e)

Yes, exactly. Not being able to touch another human being for going on 60 days is just intolerable. You wouldn't treat a dog like this. I plan to live a long and healthy life and work on that every day. I never expected I would have to spend it alone.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:46 PM (QzF6i)

417
After she made that rambling MSNBC braggadocio, she probably got a good talking to, and no doubt at some point got some legal counsel. These people were/are so comfortably smug in their treasonous coup plotting ... and they are still running their propaganda on the networks ... crazy dangerous cult.
Posted by: illiniwek at May 16, 2020 01:42 PM (Cus5s)

She later testified under oath that she was like Sgt. Shultz.

She knew nothing. She had no evidence or even heard of actual evidence of Russian collusion.
Posted by: Romeo13

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You'd think MSNBC might have some followup questions for her.

Tsh.

And you'd hope Durham might.

TSH.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:47 PM (G51Gf)

418 It might be stopping them now. And maybe... reducing the power of those who will come after them to try it again.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:39 PM (hku12)

Ship has sailed.

They just reauthorized FISA with no changes.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:48 PM (NgKpN)

419 414 Fauci is being sidelined. That is the plan. New doc from pharma, vaccine dev and distribution is now the focus.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:45 PM (zr5Kq)


And if he continues off the program he will be defamed.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 01:49 PM (/1HGa)

420 I once read someone advise you get a regular massage, after losing a spouse. Your body craves touch. And I did get hugs from my friends this week. It was really nice. I'm not sure why it makes me sad when someone is kind to me. I truly hope you can get out and about soon. And don't worry about getting the Wuflu from a hug!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 01:50 PM (Lqy/e)

421 It might be stopping them now. And maybe... reducing the power of those who will come after them to try it again.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:39 PM (hku12)

Ship has sailed.

They just reauthorized FISA with no changes.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:48 PM (NgKpN)

Sure, but they're complaining it's damn near impossible to get a FISA court to sign off on anything these days.

I don't know if FISA courts are the main problem here.

What I'd like to see are Eff Bee Eye agents having to have anything they get in terms of questioning anybody, subject to the same standard as cops. Record them. Have the recording be necessary to get an indictment, and if said recordings "disappear" before trial? The thing gets tossed.

That would go a long way to changing things moving forward.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:52 PM (hku12)

422 ...People in this state think it is just fine to be required to wear masks even outside. It is just fine that we can;t go out to dinner, can;t get together with friends, can't go to a museum or theatre.
These people are such sheep it makes me sick.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:37 PM (QzF6i)

Hi, Sharon. Yeah. They are afraid of authority. I think it comes from us - and I mean us Americans, being a very law abiding society. It is very unique. Think about it, we voluntarily file taxes. Voluntarily submit our info. Being law abiding is not truckling, no, it is considered virtuous maybe ? Some long adopted Protestant ethic ? Who knows. So now, our law abiding natures are being abused.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:52 PM (zr5Kq)

423 Good lord, she's already Black and female, let someone else have the VP immunity card.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 01:42
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Heh.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 01:55 PM (Dhht7)

424 I once read someone advise you get a regular massage, after losing a spouse. Your body craves touch. And I did get hugs from my friends this week. It was really nice. I'm not sure why it makes me sad when someone is kind to me. I truly hope you can get out and about soon. And don't worry about getting the Wuflu from a hug!
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 01:50 PM (Lqy/e)


Hugs are great therapy !

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 01:57 PM (zr5Kq)

425 Wish I could get a massage. Used to do it on a regular basis. Waiting to see what the Governor says on Monday. If things continue to be locked down, I think I can get my doctor to prescribe it and as I understand, therapeutic massage is considered an essential service.I was wondering if I could get Paolo to make a house visit even though I don;t have a pool?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 01:58 PM (QzF6i)

426 Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:52 PM (hku12)

Concur, but you will note those changes are NOT being made.

Hell, no one is even talking about them except us.

Everyone in DC seems to be invested in keeping systems as they are, instead of actually fixing anything.

Yes, they will fire a few folks, and others will look bad politically.

But actual change to protect the citizen? I don't see any action on that.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:59 PM (NgKpN)

427 I think we might be more willing to accept the lockdown if it made sense. But we have this areas that must stay locked down, with no real reason for it. Then there's the shifting goalposts, where they won't give an end date. Why can you take mass transit but can't walk through a museum? Has anyone actually found the live virus in sand at the beach? Why can you go to a park during the day but must not be allowed to camp overnight? Has anyone gotten Wuflu from getting a haircut?

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 01:59 PM (Lqy/e)

428
Which makes Jabba's comment so fracking stupid. BTW I saw another nickname for him Gov. Flintstone
Posted by: TheQuietMan


Yabba Dabba Donuts

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 16, 2020 02:01 PM (aKsyK)

429 None of it makes sense. Standing 6 feet apart makes no sense. Wearing a bandana as a mask makes no sense. Going to Walmart's is okay but not Bed,Bath and Beyond.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 02:02 PM (QzF6i)

430 This is crazy:
https://tinyurl.com/y9ma5a44

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 02:02 PM (7Fj9P)

431 https://bit.ly/2LCJVOQ
**********
Obama-Appointed State Department Inspector General Fired
*********
Just for the Debbie Downers, Negative Nancy's & Pants Shitters "NOTHING IS HAPPENING"

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 02:03 PM (Lrula)

432 So, all the plans in the world won;t change the facts on t he ground.



Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice)

This. so much this. The future is looking grim in my corner of the world.

Posted by: Infidel at May 16, 2020 02:04 PM (nvc6v)

433 Yes, once things stop making sense...

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:04 PM (zr5Kq)

434 429 None of it makes sense. Standing 6 feet apart makes no sense. Wearing a bandana as a mask makes no sense. Going to Walmart's is okay but not Bed,Bath and Beyond.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 16, 2020 02:02 PM (QzF6i)
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It's SCIENCE!!!11!!!!
You're anti-SCIENCE!!!!11!!!!!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 02:04 PM (M/9m0)

435 Well, my local taproom is open. I think it's time for me to go out and support local business.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 16, 2020 02:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

436


Margarita, you forgot to add : "YOU WANT GRANDMA TO DIE 11!!11"

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:05 PM (zr5Kq)

437 Once things open up where I am at, and I mean without asinine restrictions like masks, I intend to ..celebrate.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:07 PM (zr5Kq)

438 All the Democrats are bad, but the thought of Behgazi lying Obama confidante Susan Rice on the ticket is particularly nauseating. She would "humbly" accept the honor. Is that what she said? What a bunch of BS.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2020 02:08 PM (+eVzC)

439 At this point the Left cannot allow "everyone" to enjoy being free at the same time. So they will keep us debating over the proper time no matter what.

If everyone unites in celebration and feels good at the same time, that's terrible for commie business.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:09 PM (uEbPt)

440 436
Margarita, you forgot to add : "YOU WANT GRANDMA TO DIE 11!!11"
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:05 PM (zr5Kq)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 02:11 PM (M/9m0)

441 So Justin Amash already ended his 2020 Presidential run.

Posted by: lowandslow at May 16, 2020 02:11 PM (4thlk)

442 Hey Ghost when we say nothing we means perp walks and criminal punishment. You know that though.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:12 PM (uEbPt)

443
Justin Amash @justinamash
Replying to @justinamash
After much reflection, I've concluded that circumstances don't lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.
*****
Dana Alexa OAN @DanaAlexaNews
11m
#NEW @justinamash -- running as a libertarian for the White House seat -- has suspended his third-party campaign after two weeks of his presidential launch. #Elections2020

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 02:12 PM (Lrula)

444 So Justin Amash already ended his 2020 Presidential run.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 16, 2020 02:11 PM (4thlk)

LOL

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:12 PM (uEbPt)

445 Or should I say LOL who

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:13 PM (uEbPt)

446 Hey Ghost when we say nothing we means perp walks and criminal punishment. You know that though.
Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:12 PM (uEbPt)
**********
NOPE you keep Moving the Goalposts! Nice Try ! I have a hell of a memory, Rest of my body in breaking down & fucked up. But God Gave a me a good brain

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 02:13 PM (Lrula)

447 440 436
Margarita, you forgot to add : "YOU WANT GRANDMA TO DIE 11!!11"
Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:05 PM (zr5Kq)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 16, 2020 02:11 PM (M/9m0)

Not all grandmas are good people.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 02:13 PM (NWiLs)

448 I'm procrastinating. I'm hoping coffee will help.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:13 PM (uEbPt)

449 441 So Justin Amash already ended his 2020 Presidential run.
Posted by: lowandslow at May 16, 2020 02:11 PM (4thlk)

That did not take long. Blink and you'll miss it.

Mayfly Candidacy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:14 PM (A5zUN)

450
After she made that rambling MSNBC braggadocio, she probably got a good talking to, and no doubt at some point got some legal counsel. These people were/are so comfortably smug in their treasonous coup plotting ... and they are still running their propaganda on the networks ... crazy dangerous cult.
Posted by: illiniwek

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Not so good that she isn't flashing her tits (i.e. runnign for Congress) and tweeting away about Russia still.

https://twitter.com/EvelynNFarkas/

Fuck, I almost want her to win now. I want a bunch of them to walk so it'll be that much more bitter for those who hang.
status/1261066055239286785

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:14 PM (G51Gf)

451 NOPE you keep Moving the Goalposts! Nice Try ! I have a hell of a memory, Rest of my body in breaking down & fucked up. But God Gave a me a good brain
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 02:13 PM (Lrula)
Wait who is "you"? Fuckin' *me*?

I have never said the words "nothing is happening", so start there.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:15 PM (uEbPt)

452 The "Box of Ballots" needs one of the "Circle D" stickers that the Dems are so enamored of on it.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 16, 2020 02:17 PM (qyH+l)

453
https://twitter.com/EvelynNFarkas/

Fuck, I almost want her to win now. I want a bunch of them to walk so it'll be that much more bitter for those who hang.
status/1261066055239286785
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

======

Oh, woops.

https://twitter.com/EvelynNFarkas/
status/1261066055239286785


My vitally important post must not be recorded without an errata.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:17 PM (G51Gf)

454 Susan Rice getting picked for a running mate would tell everyone that they know Trump has the goods on them

Posted by: Tofer732 at May 16, 2020 02:18 PM (fSTB4)

455 Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:15 PM (uEbPt)
*********
Soooooooooo if you weren't one off the people I specified above why did you reply??

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 02:18 PM (Lrula)

456 So Justin Amash already ended his 2020 Presidential run.
=================
The Cuckwork hardest hit. It's going to be a busy night for The Paolo.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 02:21 PM (7Fj9P)

457 A 23-year-old New Yorker was arrested in Hawaii after violating the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine rules for out-of-state visitors, the Hawaii governor's office said in a statement. The man posted photos on social media showing him hitting beaches to surf and sunbathe.




Arrested. That ought to help tourism

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 02:22 PM (idLQk)

458 Soooooooooo if you weren't one off the people I specified above why did you reply??

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 02:18 PM (Lrula)

It's an open forum last I checked - I didn't see you where you specified anyone. I see you post "but nothing is happening" along with headlines of some things happening a lot.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 02:26 PM (yokAj)

459
All the Democrats are bad, but the thought of Behgazi lying Obama confidante Susan Rice on the ticket is particularly nauseating. She would "humbly" accept the honor. Is that what she said? What a bunch of BS.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

=========

I bet there's a lot of pressure to get one of the ObamaGate operators onto that ticket.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:26 PM (G51Gf)

460
Arrested. That ought to help tourism
Posted by: TheQuietMan

=======

Sunbathing and surfing. Where does he think he is, Hawaii?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:27 PM (G51Gf)

461 447---Not all grandmas are good people.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 02:13 PM (NWiLs)
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Putin paid you to say that, didn't he?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton, loving gramma of Charlotte and another one or is it two? at May 16, 2020 02:27 PM (M/9m0)

462 412 Come next fall Fauci will be wearing a chicken beak with tail feathers.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 01:45 PM (/1HGa)

Will an oompah band be playing "The Chicken Dance" in the background?

Posted by: Fox2! at May 16, 2020 02:27 PM (qyH+l)

463 Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 01:52 PM (hku12)

Concur, but you will note those changes are NOT being made.

Hell, no one is even talking about them except us.

Everyone in DC seems to be invested in keeping systems as they are, instead of actually fixing anything.

Yes, they will fire a few folks, and others will look bad politically.

But actual change to protect the citizen? I don't see any action on that.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 01:59 PM (NgKpN)


There's been an erosion of trust in the FBI, and I think it's pretty darned deep at this point. We already know nobody trusts the media, nobody trusts Congress. The entire "deep state" narrative HAS taken hold, and it will only get worse for them.

So they kinda have two choices: Make those changes, and hope to hold onto something close to their power, or incur more and more wrath, to the point of what has essentially been limited to black communities in this country, which is a deep distrust of law enforcement, to the point of preferring to tolerate crime, rather than cooperate with them.

Imagine a world where the FBI shows up, anywhere they do, and everybody says "nope, not cooperatin'."

And agents are getting ambushed and shot, and nobody bats an eye. There's no outrage, there's just a shrug.

This goes one of those two ways: Change or civil disobedience and violence. Going back to business as usual is not an option.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:30 PM (hku12)

464 That's a weird chart - vitamin D defficeincy and covid morbidity. Correlation not causation.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

465 *deficiency

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

466 January 21, 2020, Fauci will no longer have authority. He will be a commentator on XiNN with and audience of 12 or 13 people.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 01:43 PM (/1HGa)

Hopefully, air travel will be back up by then. Might have a slightly larger (captive at airports) audience.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 16, 2020 02:33 PM (qyH+l)

467 The man posted photos on social media showing him hitting beaches to surf and sunbathe.

Arrested. That ought to help tourism
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 02:22 PM (idLQk)

OK, let's put yourself in this guy's shoes:
1) You are from New York. It's a blasted Hellscape- but it's home.

2) You are taking this opportunity to visit the Island Paradise of Hawaii. Magnum PI. Bikinis.

3) You find out you have to serve a 14 day quarantine. We don't know if you have a job or what your time constraints may be, but we assume you may have some. I am guessing Hawaii ain't cheap if you do not live there.

My first thought is why the hell would you post on social media, knowing the situation? People think that social media is something it isn't. They believe it is a place to hang out with friends and post photos. It is that, but you are naked before the bar on something like Facebook. Here, we at least have the thin veneer of anonymity (aside from the guys who use their real names.) It maintains the relaxed atmosphere .

I wonder who turned this guy in. Did he have an open profile? Angry relatives who told him not to go?

Regardless, it does bring up an interesting question. I doubt any of us would have a problem with someone notifying the police if they saw a real crime occurring (rape, murder, theft.) Surfing though? Where is the line where you turn from concerned citizen to Karen/Informant?

Now I do think there is an obvious line and you know where it is in your gut, but it is not the same as the legal definition these days- and I lean more toward my default- the government has way too much fucking power and reach.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:33 PM (A5zUN)

468 Sunbathing and surfing. Where does he think he is, Hawaii?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:27 PM (G51Gf)

Who does he think he is? Tom Selleck?

We all want to live the dream.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:34 PM (A5zUN)

469 A 23-year-old New Yorker was arrested in Hawaii after violating the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine rules for out-of-state visitors, the Hawaii governor's office said in a statement. The man posted photos on social media showing him hitting beaches to surf and sunbathe.




Arrested. That ought to help tourism
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2020 02:22 PM (idLQk)


Hawaii has had... what, a few hundred cases, total?

What the F is wrong with these people. I have 0 interest in going there, but other people do. Or they did.

Good f'n luck with that tourist trade there, commies.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:38 PM (hku12)

470 My Governor is lifting some restrictions. Now you can get mixed drinks from your local curbside restaurant pickup-up. This was my snarky reply on the local news website:

The Governor is allowing the sale and delivery of some mixed drinks. I laughed-a dark laugh, but a laugh nevertheless. Now people who have lost their business and much of their savings can enjoy a Whiskey Sour with the restaurant curbside pickup, Whoo Hoo!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2020 02:38 PM (+eVzC)

471 runner at May 16, 2020 02:32 PM
That chart is pretty dramatic. How much is correlation and how much might be causation is a good question. Might be some of both. A lot of the risk factors for COVID 19 are also risk factors for low Vitamin D.

Still, doesn't seem like a good time to be deficient.

Posted by: KT at May 16, 2020 02:39 PM (BVQ+1)

472 Justin Amash is out! Amash it out!

Posted by: jeannebodine at May 16, 2020 02:40 PM (t1tHS)

473
Not only is the philosophy an excellent one, this
phrasing has just solved a major problem with a story I've been trying
to work on. Thank you VERY much.



Posted by: Empire1 at May 16, 2020 01:30 PM (sXx29)



No shit? Well, you're welcome!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 16, 2020 01:40 PM (NWiLs)
======Nope, not at all. My fiction is one of the few places I don't plan ahead as far as possible (INTP for that instead of my usual INTJ) so it doesn't even mess up a plot-line. May even enable me to actually find one. It'll probably take me a day or so to get that scene written, so let me know if you'd like to see it.

Posted by: Empire1 at May 16, 2020 02:41 PM (sXx29)

474 My Governor is lifting some restrictions. Now you can get mixed drinks from your local curbside restaurant pickup-up. This was my snarky reply on the local news website:

The Governor is allowing the sale and delivery of some mixed drinks. I laughed-a dark laugh, but a laugh nevertheless. Now people who have lost their business and much of their savings can enjoy a Whiskey Sour with the restaurant curbside pickup, Whoo Hoo!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2020 02:38 PM (+eVzC)


So, how much time elapses between the drink being passed through the open window of the car, and Meal Team 6 showing up to arrest you for open liquor container in your car?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)

475 I read last week that Hawaii has 34% unemployment. I wonder why.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 02:42 PM (Lqy/e)

476 Interesting reference article in the NYT, re: states and who's open:

https://nyti.ms/2Z8kixp

As I look at all the graphs, it doesn't look like the shutdowns did anything to effect the spread. If you locked down, the peak happened a month or two into lockdown. If you didn't shut down, well, your peak came at roughly the same time as everybody else's.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2020 02:43 PM (XHrkn)

477 I read last week that Hawaii has 34% unemployment. I wonder why.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 02:42 PM (Lqy/e)


Nobody's getting lei'd.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:44 PM (hku12)

478 "14% of all Americans, 36% of black Americans..."

What a fascinating way of expressing that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 16, 2020 02:44 PM (ADuZP)

479
My first thought is why the hell would you post on social media, knowing the situation?

Posted by: Aetius451AD

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Who in Hawaii would see the FB posts of some New Yorker who -- I'm assuming -- didn't know anyone in Hawaii? It smacks of some very creepy internet vigilantism.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:44 PM (G51Gf)

480 As I look at all the graphs, it doesn't look like the shutdowns did anything to effect the spread. If you locked down, the peak happened a month or two into lockdown. If you didn't shut down, well, your peak came at roughly the same time as everybody else's.
Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2020 02:43 PM (XHrkn)

Quit thinking, Peasant! Have some Weed!
-Your Betters

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:44 PM (A5zUN)

481 If you didn't shut down, well, your peak came at roughly the same time as everybody else's.

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Late December?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 16, 2020 02:45 PM (ADuZP)

482 The Indonesian study said you would likely have a more severe case of Wuflu if you had low vitamin D. It didn't address if you were more more likely to catch it if low D.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 02:45 PM (Lqy/e)

483 Good f'n luck with that tourist trade there, commies.
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Charlie owns 90% of the islands there anyway. And, 100% of their elected officials.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 02:45 PM (7Fj9P)

484
Nobody's getting lei'd.
Posted by: BurtTC

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Off to the Gardening thread with you.

Or should I say, with yew.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:46 PM (G51Gf)

485 causation is a good question. Might be some of both. A lot of the risk factors for COVID 19 are also risk factors for low Vitamin D.

Still, doesn't seem like a good time to be deficient.
Posted by: KT at May 16, 2020 02:39 PM (BVQ+1)

Not disputing that, just that age factor- older population = vitamin D deficiency. Age breakdown would have been nice.

Posted by: runner at May 16, 2020 02:47 PM (zr5Kq)

486 Who in Hawaii would see the FB posts of some New Yorker who -- I'm assuming -- didn't know anyone in Hawaii? It smacks of some very creepy internet vigilantism.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:44 PM (G51Gf)

That's the other part of all of this, and I sort of alluded to it.

Someone turned him in. The government then acted on the information.

Both parts of that speak to a bad, bad situation. People turning informant is the one you have the least control over, but you would like to live in a world where the guy on the government end of the line would just laugh at said informant and say 'What the hell do you expect me to do? Arrest him? *make jerkoff motions*'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:47 PM (A5zUN)

487 This piece of cherry pie with a scoop of Mexican chocolate ice cream is especially good.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2020 02:48 PM (EKicJ)

488 I got your correlation and causation right here! Honk honk!

Posted by: Cyrious Memberpate at May 16, 2020 02:48 PM (2Q0HZ)

489 My first thought is why the hell would you post on social media, knowing the situation?

Posted by: Aetius451AD

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Who in Hawaii would see the FB posts of some New Yorker who -- I'm assuming -- didn't know anyone in Hawaii? It smacks of some very creepy internet vigilantism.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:44 PM (G51Gf)


The long reach of Karen. Someone half a world away is having fun. Let's put a stop to that.

Which, you know, is also another way of saying your facecrook "friends" are not your friends.

I have a dream. Everyone realizes it's not such a good thing to have everyone you know, knowing everything you do, because, you know, now that they can report you, they're gonna report you. Facecrook dies and Mark Zuckerrobot becomes as important as Tom from Myspace.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:48 PM (hku12)

490 I have a dream. Everyone realizes it's not such a good thing to have everyone you know, knowing everything you do, because, you know, now that they can report you, they're gonna report you. Facecrook dies and Mark Zuckerrobot becomes as important as Tom from Myspace.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:48 PM (hku12)

Endorsed.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:50 PM (A5zUN)

491 And now we finally understand how Hitler succeeded.

If your timing is correct, your message fills a need and there's a large crisis (manufactured or not) going on then you too can get almost an entire country to obey that which they wouldn't have done 10 years ago.

I weep for my country.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 16, 2020 02:51 PM (gwwiS)

492 The Governor is allowing the sale and delivery of some mixed drinks. I laughed-a dark laugh, but a laugh nevertheless. Now people who have lost their business and much of their savings can enjoy a Whiskey Sour with the restaurant curbside pickup, Whoo Hoo!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 16, 2020 02:38 PM (+eVzC)


So, how much time elapses between the drink being passed through the open window of the car, and Meal Team 6 showing up to arrest you for open liquor container in your car?
Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)

Wow, how the hell would that mesh with open container laws?

You know, the ones where if you have an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment, its illegal?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 02:53 PM (NgKpN)

493 Nobody's getting lei'd.
Posted by: BurtTC

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Off to the Gardening thread with you.

Or should I say, with yew.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 16, 2020 02:46 PM (G51Gf)


But I don't want to get in the Gorilla cart!

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:53 PM (hku12)

494 Mexican chocolate ice cream is especially good.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2020 02:48
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Mexican chocolate ice cream? Does it have jalapenos or tequila in it?

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 02:53 PM (Dhht7)

495 If your timing is correct, your message fills a need and there's a large crisis (manufactured or not) going on then you too can get almost an entire country to obey that which they wouldn't have done 10 years ago.

I weep for my country.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 16, 2020 02:51 PM (gwwiS)

And stupid idiots wonder how the Nazi's took power and what Germany was thinking as an Antifa guy from Seattle caves in their head with a bike lock because he does not like your MAGA hat.

As long as people think they are doing right, it flips a switch in their conscience.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:53 PM (A5zUN)

496 494 Mexican chocolate ice cream is especially good.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2020 02:48
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Mexican chocolate ice cream? Does it have jalapenos or tequila in it?
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 02:53 PM (Dhht7)

Is it made with real Mexicans?

Posted by: Channeling Cannibal Bob at May 16, 2020 02:54 PM (NgKpN)

497 Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:50 PM (A5zUN)


Welcome to my world.

It's lonesome at times tho. I learned 40 years ago that the people who can do the most damage to you are the people you think are your friends.

And that includes SO's and In-Laws.

Cut those numbers down and suddenly a life full of strife becomes manageable. Sure sometimes it would be handy to have a friend or two for whatever reason but the penalty outweighs the benefit in my view.

Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 16, 2020 02:54 PM (gwwiS)

498 Mexican chocolate ice cream? Does it have jalapenos or tequila in it?
Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 02:53 PM (Dhht7)

Oddly enough, I have seen Chocolate Ice Cream with Cayenne in it. (To be fair, it was at a Hot Sauce convention in Louisiana.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 02:55 PM (A5zUN)

499 Cut those numbers down and suddenly a life full of strife becomes manageable. Sure sometimes it would be handy to have a friend or two for whatever reason but the penalty outweighs the benefit in my view.

Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.
Posted by: jakee308 at May 16, 2020 02:54 PM (gwwiS)

Another lesson I learned the hard way.

Dysfunction can be contagious.

Screwed up people in your life, can screw up your life pretty quickly.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 02:56 PM (NgKpN)

500 Mexican chocolate ice cream? Does it have jalapenos or tequila in it?

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I'm saying either some sort of chili or lime flavor. Maybe both.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 16, 2020 02:58 PM (ADuZP)

501 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 16, 2020 02:56 PM (NgKpN)


And a lot of times it comes as a surprise. And when you find out who did it, it's never who you thought it would be.

Then there's the situation where you never find out who did you in. You just know stuff didn't just happen.

Posted by: jakee308 at May 16, 2020 02:58 PM (gwwiS)

502 Just got back from the Academy store in Katy TX. It had what appeared to be a normal Saturday crowd of customers. Maybe 1 in 10 was wearing a mask.

Posted by: An Observation at May 16, 2020 02:58 PM (0xNAC)

503 Oddly enough, I have seen Chocolate Ice Cream with Cayenne in it. (To be fair, it was at a Hot Sauce convention in Louisiana.)

-

One of the best chocolate bars I've ever had was a dark chocolate with chili. Godiva, Lindt, or one of those similar brands.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 16, 2020 02:59 PM (ADuZP)

504 But sometimes, you can see a screwed up persn turn their life around. They have to do the hard work but it's useful for them to know people that aren't screwed up.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 16, 2020 03:01 PM (Lqy/e)

505 The Indonesian study said you would likely have a more severe case of Wuflu if you had low vitamin D. It didn't address if you were more more likely to catch it if low D.

The same will be true with all colds and flus. The problem is worse for blacks in the northern latitudes, by the way. Their skin evolved for a much stronger sun.

Posted by: t-bird at May 16, 2020 03:02 PM (Za8VV)

506 Mexican chocolate ice cream has a swirl of a cinnamon syrup through it and the chocolate is just different. More chocolatey less sweet.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 16, 2020 03:05 PM (EKicJ)

507 HAHAHAHAHA

COVID masks have cancer warnings:

https://tinyurl.com/y9fz8m5j

Posted by: Moron Robbie - only 1,000 healthcare workers worldwide have died from COVID-19 at May 16, 2020 03:08 PM (ADuZP)

508 This is crazy:
https://tinyurl.com/y9ma5a44
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 02:02 PM (7Fj9P)


She owes her good health to being a vegan all 37 years since birth.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 16, 2020 03:08 PM (1g7ch)

509 Pet Thread is Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 16, 2020 03:09 PM (A5zUN)

510 Chocolate with hot pepper ingredients, even just a bit of dried cayenne, can be very good. They work well together. A San Diego company, I think called Chao, has a whole line of chocolates, many with capsicum ingredients.

But it all fits.

I believe the origin of chocolate was as an unsweetened beverage, with hot chile, back in pre-Columbian Mexico. The word itself is from the Nahuatl, I think. And it was restricted to high-caste, priest-caste people.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2020 03:09 PM (El6T/)

511 The Mexican chocolate beverage solid concentrate, little disks, has almond and cinnamon, and like Ben Had notes, less sugar, than many chocolates we are used to.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2020 03:10 PM (El6T/)

512 "Hartsfield in Atlanta surpassed O'Hare in Chicago as the busiest airport in the world, several years ago.



Posted by: Traveling Man"
It is also far ahead of O'Hare, or any other airport, as a source of crony capitalism, corruption, nepotism and political backscratching. More tainted dollars pass through Dead Mayors Airport than the next three largest combined. And we are damned proud of it here!

Posted by: Ripley at May 16, 2020 03:11 PM (MxEKc)

513 If I were a reporter in DC the very first question I would ask Dr. Falsi is:
"What double blind study told you that the projection models for the pandemic were more accurate than a witch doctor studying goat entrails would have been?"
The follow up question would be: "What double blind study told you that violating people's Constitutional rights by placing them under house arrest is a good way to treat a coronavirus outbreak?"

Posted by: An Observation at May 16, 2020 03:12 PM (0xNAC)

514 Not that my estimate of the populace overall could go much lower, but this episode is further revealing the lack of curiosity, scientific illiteracy, and general aversion to critical thinking that I'd call catastrophic in this society now.

Yesterday spoke to a life-long friend/acquaintance, very smart guy in general, but he couldn't even begin to grasp that lockdown was ineffective, for various reasons. Even when I explained that long settled CDC and WHO etc doctrine is that radical containment measures are irrelevant past a certain prevalence rate (very low, like 1%). He seemed to kind of get that many ridiculous restrictions, such as those on outdoor activity, were unlikely to be based in any real risk of transmission.

But wow. The deference to "experts", or simply county and state public health authorities, is pathetic - when those entities are doing absurd things like mixing anti-body positives and PCR positives.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 16, 2020 03:16 PM (El6T/)

515 THE ORANGE PSYCHOPATH IS CONSIDERING REFUNDING THE W.H.O.


SERIOUSLY, WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS JOKER?

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE FRED FLINTSTONE at May 16, 2020 03:17 PM (Pzzpr)

516 Vintage Vera Ellen is still a smokeshow.

Posted by: James OBrien at May 16, 2020 03:25 PM (viJE+)

517 If I were a reporter in DC the very first question I would ask Dr. Falsi is:
peer reviewed
"What double blind, ^^ study told you that the projection models for the pandemic were more accurate than a witch doctor studying goat entrails would have been?"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 03:29 PM (7Fj9P)

518
Huh. Lady YD's ex-husband just went off about Fauci and his "PLANdemic." He must have watched that movie. Maybe I need to check it out.

We don't see eye-to-eye about a lot of things, but his mama didn't raise no fool, either.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 16, 2020 03:38 PM (wkUwm)

519 FRED WILLARD DEAD AT 86

Comic actor Fred Willard has died at the age of 86.

The beloved star with several acting credits including "Best in Show," "This is Spinal Tap" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" died of natural causes, his daughter confirmed to Fox News.

"My father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much!" his daughter Hope told Fox News in a statement on Saturday. "We will miss him forever."

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 16, 2020 03:43 PM (Lrula)

520 The beloved star with several acting credits including "Best in Show," "This is Spinal Tap" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" died of natural causes, his daughter confirmed to Fox News.
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Fuckin' COVID.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 03:55 PM (uEbPt)

521 I'm going to send a letter to the Attorney General in NY state pointing out that if Gov Cuomo thought about what he was doing when he ordered Covid-19 patients into nursing homes, that the governor would be guilty of first degree premeditated mass murder. On the other hand if he is the sort of person who makes decisions so stupid that the average village idiot would see they are obvious, glaring, errors, then the governor is only guilty of hundreds of counts of criminally negligent homicide. I'll also point out that if the attorney general refuses to investigate the governor's actions, that he becomes an accessory after the fact. I'll also note I'm sending courtesy copies to Attorney Gen Barr and President Trump at the end of the letter.


Posted by: An Observation at May 16, 2020 04:02 PM (0xNAC)

522 To the grammer Karen on duty: Fuck you, very much, for pointing out my error.

Posted by: An Observation at May 16, 2020 04:09 PM (0xNAC)

523 To the grammer Karen on duty: Fuck you, very much, for pointing out my error.
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I don't know if that was aimed at me, but i wasn't intending to correct your grammar; I was noting the absurdity of adding "peer reviewed" as the only way of being sure it's SCIENCE!
Sorry.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2020 04:34 PM (7Fj9P)

524 ...
So, how much time elapses between the drink being passed through the open window of the car, and Meal Team 6 showing up to arrest you for open liquor container in your car?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 16, 2020 02:42 PM (hku12)


That open container schtup might just become a thing of the MADD past.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 04:37 PM (/1HGa)

525 Fuckin' COVID.

Posted by: ... at May 16, 2020 03:55 PM (uEbPt)


Hahaha... ha... zzzzzz....

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at May 16, 2020 04:38 PM (7s3Gx)

526 If you covered his mouth and nose, you know who else would want to breathe?!

Think about that the next time you want oxygen!

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2020 04:41 PM (Eicbe)

527 Fred Willard's death only gives a pause to think of how close many of the brilliant Guest-Levy troupe are to leaving us.

RIP.

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2020 04:45 PM (Eicbe)

528 ...
Hopefully, air travel will be back up by then. Might have a slightly larger (captive at airports) audience.

Posted by: Fox2! at May 16, 2020 02:33 PM (qyH+l)


Color me Pollyanna but I think by Thanksgiving the red states will be wide open and well, I don't know what to project about the blues.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gXShOJVwaM

Posted by: Braenyard at May 16, 2020 04:49 PM (/1HGa)

529 214 >>So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.

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You know damn well that JEF was using the government to spy on EVERYONE, Dem & GOP.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 16, 2020 04:53 PM (d6mdH)

530 So, they were monitoring Flynn via some other manner, because Obama knew about those phone calls BEFORE they could possibly be unmasked, AND, the NSA does not have them.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Wiretapping?

Just like Trump said

Posted by: JoeF. at May 16, 2020 05:02 PM (CqE5x)

531 >>So, how much time elapses between the drink being passed through the open window of the car, and Meal Team 6 showing up to arrest you for open liquor container in your car?

Posted by: BurtTC

Here they tape over the top of the container.

Posted by: Aviator at May 16, 2020 05:14 PM (0FTCx)

532 Here they tape over the top of the container.

Posted by: Aviator at May 16, 2020 05:14 PM
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Here they don't mix the drink. Alcohol is separate in those little airport bottles.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 16, 2020 05:21 PM (Dhht7)

533
Wiretapping?

Just like Trump said
Posted by: JoeF. at May 16, 2020 05:02 PM (CqE5x)
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C-I-A. Flynn was in the Dominican Republic, and Kislyak was arguably in Russia for Jan 7 the EO "Christmas".

Posted by: Axeman at May 16, 2020 05:59 PM (Eicbe)

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