The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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Of course it's insanity! All lust for power is seated in psychological pathology...and the desire among leftists to control their fellow man is nuttier than most, but also more dangerous. They will latch onto anything in their quest for control over others, and the perfect storm of Wuhan flu has given them incredible opportunities!

Never mind that most of their draconian rules are based on the flimsiest of evidence. Masks? Bullshit. Social distancing? More bullshit. Transmission via surfaces? Amazing bullshit!

As the disease takes the typical course of many communicable diseases they must scramble around in the muck of their pet science toadies to find more reasons to grind their boots into our necks. As Muldoon has explained over and over, using positive tests as a placeholder for actual disease is not a medically rational policy, especially when the false positive rate is high, and many of those who test positive are asymptomatic.

Viral Los Angeles restaurant owner slams renewed mask mandate: 'It's just insanity'

Last week, L.A. County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis informed reporters that the mask mandates would go back into effect because of rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. The county recently reported more than 1,000 new daily COVID-19 cases and public health officials have raised concerns over the Delta variant, a form of the COVID-19 disease that is more transmissible than other strains, though not necessarily more deadly.

The reality is that herd immunity is coming fast, and there are arguments to be made that a fully open society without the artificial constraints imposed by the power-mad Mandarins will achieve herd immunity much faster! And the Delta variant is a genetic variant, but there is very little difference in the disease it causes. So why make it a big deal?

Power! Control! Votes! Make the people cowed and afraid, and the jack-booted thugs of big government have a better chance of exercising their lust for power. And I chose the word "lust" carefully. It is almost a sexual desire in these horrid little fascists and their "freelance snitches"* to stomp on normal human behavior, hoping that they can reform it in their own image.

And isn't that the ultimate goal? Gramsci is alive and well! Destroy organized religion, destroy traditional society, and replace with the one true religion of socialism. They love being worshiped, and their most fervent desire is to replace God with the state!

*Thank you VDH for the perfect phrase.

Posted by: CBD at 11:00 AM




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1 The reality is that herd immunity is coming fast, and there are arguments to be made that a fully open society without the artificial constraints imposed by the power-mad Mandarins will achieve herd immunity much faster! And the Delta variant is a genetic variant, but there is very little difference in the disease it causes. So why make it a big deal?

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We probably hit it last summer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

2 Yo-ho!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 20, 2021 10:01 AM (w9Wax)

3 I was first yesterday so I'm taking it easy today.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:02 AM (axyOa)

4 Hola

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at July 20, 2021 10:03 AM (OdKIp)

5 top 5

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at July 20, 2021 10:03 AM (8D42x)

6 Th

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 20, 2021 10:03 AM (flINI)

7 >>> "It is almost a sexual desire in these horrid little fascists and their "freelance snitches"* to stomp on normal human behavior, hoping that they can reform it in their own image."

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Yes, and this is why there will be no "national divorce". They can't just let us leave. We must submit. We must be reformed into their own image, or be ground down into nothing.

The trick in a national divorce is keeping them out of our territory.


Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM (VJsqe)

8 America That Was is never coming back.

Posted by: Guzalot at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM (prSvo)

9 Fucks given for LA: zero point zero

They keep voting for this so I will spend no effort getting upset. Same goes for any blue shithole.

Where I live masks are ancient history nobody gives a fuck anymore about the virus. Life has been back to 100% normal for months, hell almost a year now that I think about it. Let LA stay masked for the next 100 years for all I care.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 20, 2021 10:05 AM (dFgCe)

10 Symptomatic people (even with flu) should generally stay home anyway ... Asymptomatic will not spread enough inoculum (which inoculum also will not persist in most environments). ... AND masks are ineffective as a public policy, and do more harm than good.

that's my understanding ... but DeepState is running an Obedience Training operation, as well as a population replacement program via (often sick) illegals being flown to the interior via our military and buses ... DeepState Cartel Rule BAMN.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2021 10:05 AM (Cus5s)

11 Never mind that most of their draconian rules are based on the flimsiest of evidence. Masks? Bullshit. Social distancing? More bullshit. Transmission via surfaces? Amazing bullshit!

If we had facts on our side, how would we deceive you?

BY RULE, we must use bullshit.

Posted by: The Left at July 20, 2021 10:06 AM (fFtVH)

12 This outrage shall not stand! I shall appoint a Republican study group to investigate!

Posted by: Kevin McCarthy, cowardly fool at July 20, 2021 10:06 AM (zWl/V)

13 DeepState is running an Obedience Training operation...

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2021 10:05 AM (Cus5s)

Exactly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:07 AM (Q9lwr)

14 ...public health officials have raised concerns...

Gawd I'm sick of hearing this line. What does it even mean anymore? Concerns! OOOhhhh....well then. I'm so effing glad they are concerned and in fact, are raised them!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:08 AM (axyOa)

15 It's this atmosphere where "medical ethics" professors like this flourish. He supports drugging people to get vaccines aka "Moral enhancement is the use of substances to make you more moral." https://tinyurl.com/m64c65j2

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2021 10:08 AM (/+bwe)

16 This may be their moment of overreach.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2021 10:09 AM (EZebt)

17 All lust for power is seated in psychological pathology...and the desire among leftists to control their fellow man is nuttier than most, but also more dangerous. They will latch onto anything in their quest for control over others, and the perfect storm of Wuhan flu has given them incredible opportunities!
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Of course. The modern Left is steeped in Postmodern philosophy, and a core tenet of all Postmodernist philosophy is that all things reduce groups coordinating for the pursuit of dominance and power. They took that pathology and institutionalized it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:09 AM (3p5uk)

18 This may be their moment of overreach.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2021 10:09 AM (EZebt)
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I doubt it, at least not universally. We may see a red/blue state split, though, and where the blue states start to fracture and implode while red states hang on. Whether that has additional aftershocks, I don't know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:10 AM (3p5uk)

19 This thing is deadly, folks. But you'll never know you have it without the tests!

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 10:10 AM (BvZkh)

20 13 DeepState is running an Obedience Training operation...

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2021 10:05 AM (Cus5s)

Exactly.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:07 AM (Q9lwr)

100% agree. I'm thinking they'll try another lockdown this fall/winter due to "rising covid cases". Thoughts?

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 20, 2021 10:10 AM (N39Ws)

21 They are their own gods, in whom they are well pleased. However, if you don't bow down to worship them, they'll become angry gods.

Somebody should really tell them they're not being worshiped.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 10:10 AM (HaL55)

22 7 >>> "It is almost a sexual desire in these horrid little fascists and their "freelance snitches"* to stomp on normal human behavior, hoping that they can reform it in their own image."

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Yes, and this is why there will be no "national divorce". They can't just let us leave. We must submit. We must be reformed into their own image, or be ground down into nothing.

The trick in a national divorce is keeping them out of our territory.

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM (VJsqe)

It will take more than that. It comes down to us or them.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 20, 2021 10:11 AM (z5Vrg)

23 8 America That Was is never coming back.
Posted by: Guzalot at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM

Yes it can. This might get terribly bad between now and then but we could have a gigantic reset, to the good.

Posted by: clutch at July 20, 2021 10:11 AM (9UmRs)

24 The Restored Republic will be greater than ever under First Citizen Barron Trump.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 10:12 AM (yQpMk)

25 Yes, and this is why there will be no "national divorce". They can't just let us leave. We must submit. We must be reformed into their own image, or be ground down into nothing.

The trick in a national divorce is keeping them out of our territory.
Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM (VJsqe)
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I think it is foolish to consider that a "national divorce" can end any way other than an open war between the new states. Just like the last one did.

But the national divorce would, at least, let you know where the lines are before things progress.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:12 AM (3p5uk)

26 WHO?!?!

WHO DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR THE RIBBON?!?!

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:12 AM (VJsqe)

27 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2021 10:12 AM (arJlL)

28 We probably hit it last summer.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

I doubt that. The basic reproduction number of Wuhan flu is probably double or triple that of influenza, and that usually last well into spring.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:13 AM (Q9lwr)

29 16 This may be their moment of overreach.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 20, 2021 10:09 AM (EZebt)

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Unless there is some sort of mass solidarity movement that emerges from these local restaurant owners (march on city hall, coordinated schemes to thwart government officials, etc.), the overreach will continue.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at July 20, 2021 10:13 AM (TNyrE)

30 The absurdity of pediatric society encouraging 2 years and up children to wear masks has my blood boiling. For children not being able to expel the toxins from their lungs and instead breathe it back in over and over again, in the very slim chance they may contract Covid goes so far against brains and reasoning, I can't even. The potential damage from these hare-brained edicts will be tremendous.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2021 10:13 AM (Kcf2u)

31 Where I live masks are ancient history nobody gives a fuck anymore about the virus. Life has been back to 100% normal for months, hell almost a year now that I think about it. Let LA stay masked for the next 100 years for all I care.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 20, 2021 10:05 AM (dFgCe)

Yesterday I went shopping in the city north of me. It was the first time I saw masks on young people. Specifically, college-aged people with their moms (and many unmasked moms btw). Employees of TJMaxx were wearing masks, but it seemed a corporate decision. Workers in the sit-down restaurant where I had lunch? One, an older man bussing tables.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (/+bwe)

32 Another unknown (or maybe real scientists know, but can't get the word past the Fauci Regime) ... what percent had "natural immunity" ... adequate immunity from previous covids, or from a robust immune system? I hear stats like "60% have natural immunity", so being exposed will only strengthen their immune system more, not make them sick. (T-cells retain the needed immunity memory, for decades?)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (Cus5s)

33 I think this is all leading up to another major conflict. South Africa may have been a premonition.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (Y5qcH)

34 8 America That Was is never coming back.
Posted by: Guzalot at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM

Yes it can. This might get terribly bad between now and then but we could have a gigantic reset, to the good.

Yes, thank you! This is what I hold on to, even as afraid as I am for the between now and then.

Posted by: Pony Tail at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (tzZq2)

35 America That Was is never coming back.

I agree, but only if we throw up our hands and keep just wishing for it. It's going to take some sort of action now (like swarming skool board meetings). If we don't impose our will upon them, they'll continue to impose their will on us. They're political Terminators who absolutely will not stop on their own.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (HaL55)

36 I doubt that. The basic reproduction number of Wuhan flu is probably double or triple that of influenza, and that usually last well into spring.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:13 AM (Q9lwr)M

Probably? That's a good scientific basis.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (2DOZq)

37 Much will be settled in The Burning Time.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 10:15 AM (yQpMk)

38 This thing is deadly, folks. But you'll never know you have it without the tests!

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 10:10 AM (BvZkh)

Yup! But the number of people who unthinkingly accept the narrative is disheartening. I have seen an increase in the number of masked shoppers in the past week or two, which fills me with dread for the survival of the species!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:15 AM (Q9lwr)

39 The absurdity of pediatric society encouraging 2 years and up children to wear masks has my blood boiling. For children not being able to expel the toxins from their lungs and instead breathe it back in over and over again, in the very slim chance they may contract Covid goes so far against brains and reasoning, I can't even. The potential damage from these hare-brained edicts will be tremendous.
Posted by: washrivergal at July 20, 2021 10:13 AM (Kcf2u)
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And don't forget the psychological damage! Fauci can say all he wants that kids being surrounded by masked people and making kids wear masks themselves has no psychological effects, but that is bullshit on its face. There are too many videos out there of little kids crying when they see mom or dad walk in while wearing a mask for me to believe that there are no consequences.

There will be. We don't what the consequences will be yet, but that there will be some is, I think, an absurd position to take. An absurd position that evil people take to promote their own power.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:15 AM (3p5uk)

40 Fauci, notorious war-criminal operator of his own private bioweapons research operation in Wuhan, just accused Rand Paul (to his face) of lying about Fauci lying about his knowledge of actual science.

In other words, Fauci is testifying again.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 10:15 AM (zWl/V)

41 So the squat little dick Bezos took off in his squat little dick looking rocket and made it back in one piece...rats!

Posted by: Tyler Mason at July 20, 2021 10:16 AM (KFOvd)

42
I don't see this or much of anything else in this moment or the near future as an overreach. There's nothing they won't do, or necessarily can't get away with. It's a matter of when their reach exceeds their grasp.

For example, Stalin murdered double digit millions of Soviet citizens on the flimsiest pretexts. But that was no overreach. He succeeded wildly, and with impunity.

For Gorbachev, a few lukewarm reforms similar to ones tried and rolled back by Khrushchev proved to be an overreach for the time. So did his disastrous alcohol policy. So did his atomic weaponry/space-race bluff against Reagan. Little things for a Soviet leader, but beyond his grasp.

I think we are much closer to the first case than the second in this time and place.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:16 AM (JN3xP)

43 Probably? That's a good scientific basis.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (2DOZq)

I don't believe the numbers reported by the CDC. They are claiming a number that is very close to Measles, which is just ridiculous. Thus the "probably."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (Q9lwr)

44 Yup! But the number of people who unthinkingly accept the narrative is disheartening. I have seen an increase in the number of masked shoppers in the past week or two, which fills me with dread for the survival of the species!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:15 AM (Q9lwr)
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The species will be fine. The English-speaking and other Western countries might well die off, but the species will be just fine. Oppressed, terrorized and surviving. Just like it always was before the English-speaking peoples invented the modern world.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (3p5uk)

45 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:16 AM (JN3xP)

Mao was even worse.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (2DOZq)

46 Yes, and this is why there will be no "national divorce"

There can be a "national canal-digging", though.

'National Divorce' is no different than the live-and-let-live policy which has allowed evil to flourish.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (8DRUP)

47 I've said it before and I'll say it again -

I am very surprised given the sheer numbers of restaurants/eateries/clubs in the LA and SF areas alone, not to mention NYC,

that all of the people being driven out of business don't storm city hall or the state house until they get some redress or relief, or I suppose, though I find it unlikely, their oppressors are tarred and feathered and run out of town or given the Mussolini treatment.

It's unconscionable that all these people are being driven out of business and into poverty by what for most is a bad cold.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (5NkmN)

48 Can't teach a dog to sit when it's already sitting.

Posted by: ... at July 20, 2021 10:18 AM (pKwFq)

49 I'm so old, I remember when wearing a mask when entering a bank lobby was likely to getcha shot dead.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 10:18 AM (QzJWU)

50 It was clear from the beginning that the politicians were determined to represent this relatively harmless virus as the Black Death, to promote a baseless and unreasoning fear of it -- and then to push their "emergency powers" as far as they could. We allowed them too much latitude, probably because they sold the fear so successfully. It must stop NOW.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at July 20, 2021 10:19 AM (z/nZY)

51 46 Yes, and this is why there will be no "national divorce"

There can be a "national canal-digging", though.

'National Divorce' is no different than the live-and-let-live policy which has allowed evil to flourish.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (8DRUP)

It's a good first step to allow us to organize though. On paper we've got plenty of advantages but to organize and leverage them well requires more openness.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 20, 2021 10:19 AM (z5Vrg)

52 Axios
@axios
SCOOP: A White House official and a staff member for Nancy Pelosi have both tested positive for COVID after attending the same reception last week, officials confirmed to Axios.

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The reception was for the runaway Texas Donks. I think the evidence is clear. The Black Death was carried by rats. The covid by Democrats.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:19 AM (d9FiS)

53 that all of the people being driven out of business don't storm city
hall or the state house until they get some redress or relief, or I
suppose, though I find it unlikely, their oppressors are tarred and
feathered and run out of town or given the Mussolini treatment.


That's why our society was feminized: to produce a submissive people who wouldn't fight back against their insanity. Sadly, it seems to be working.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 10:20 AM (HaL55)

54 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:17 AM (3p5uk)

Are they really the same species? At least let's consider them a different variety....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:20 AM (Q9lwr)

55 I love how they're treating this "vaccine" like no other vaccine, and saying that you still have to wear the tard rag, still can get the spicy flu, and still can spread the spicy flu (yeah I get that no vax is 100% effective, but statistically pretty damned close, which is not the way they are acting here). And people are just going along with this.

Taking them at their word, this is no vaccine. This is an injectable prophylactic with very limited utility, at best.

But I'm just an ignorant slack-jawed yokel for noticing these inconsistencies.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:20 AM (DXFDM)

56 Ben Shapiro
@benshapiro
Every day in the United States, as of 2019, ~1,800 people die of heart disease; 1,640 of cancer; 470 by accident; 430 of chronic lower respiratory disease; 410 of stroke; 330 of Alzheimer's. Our seven-day rolling average of deaths from covid in the US is now 324.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:20 AM (d9FiS)

57 They're political Terminators who absolutely will not stop on their own.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM (HaL55)

I think Termites is a much more appropriate descriptor.

Posted by: ... at July 20, 2021 10:20 AM (pKwFq)

58 The reception was for the runaway Texas Donks. I think the evidence is
clear. The Black Death was carried by rats. The covid by Democrats.
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History repeats.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 10:21 AM (zWl/V)

59
It's a good first step to allow us to organize though. On paper we've got plenty of advantages but to organize and leverage them well requires more openness.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 20, 2021 10:19 AM (z5Vrg)

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Exactly. A breakup would (very shortly) precede a war. But it would provide a lot of breathing room in the runup, where there is none today. What we have now precedes a state-sanctioned terror campaign against defenseless citizens.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:21 AM (JN3xP)

60 Today when I see someone wearing a mask, I have the same reaction when I see someone with a face tattoo (i.e. jeez, what an idiot).

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2021 10:21 AM (FONQx)

61 @52

That gosh darn Delta Variant will get you every time.

Probably need a Booster*.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 10:22 AM (mu7kg)

62 Joe Biden will soon return to his basement and never be seen again in public, if he can't even depend on other fascists to keep him safe from the plague.

For our next insurrection, lets dress up in Monty Python garb and wander around outside the White House yelling for the junta to bring out their dead.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (zWl/V)

63 Exactly. A breakup would (very shortly) precede a war. But it would provide a lot of breathing room in the runup, where there is none today. What we have now precedes a state-sanctioned terror campaign against defenseless citizens.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:21 AM (JN3xP)



Why though? Theoretically, if conservatives take half the country and liberals take the other, why should there be war. They stay there and we stay here. We can engage in normal trade like any country does with other countries, but they stay there and we stay here (I hope we build a wall).

Why would that necessarily precede a war?

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (VJsqe)

64 Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:20 AM (DXFDM)

The vaccine is fine...better than flu vaccine and probably not as good as some others. What you don't like is the political manipulation of the vaccine, and its use by the Mandarins as a cudgel with which to beat us into further submission.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (Q9lwr)

65 I do see a lot of unmasked parents with masked kids.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 20, 2021 10:25 AM (Ez6QX)

66 Pretty soon the experts, all of whom will be vaccinated and testing positive for COVID, will say we can't depend on the PCR testing to screen for the infection. Another pending flip-flop toward the actual science.

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2021 10:25 AM (FONQx)

67 Probably need a Booster*.

Booster every 6 months! Yeah, baby.

Posted by: MRNA going parabolic at July 20, 2021 10:25 AM (h5TKJ)

68 Old and busted: The Silent Killer

New and shiny: Covid, The Killer That Won't Shut Up

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:25 AM (d9FiS)

69 Why would that necessarily precede a war?

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (VJsqe)


For the same reason the partition of India was violent and still is.

Not everybody's where they want to be or where they want you to be or like right exactly where they are.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2021 10:26 AM (5NkmN)

70 The blue- eyed divil will wear his mask of submission without complaintants.

Posted by: Al Sharptato at July 20, 2021 10:26 AM (1IX05)

71
New and shiny: Covid, The Killer That Won't Shut Up
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:25 AM (d9FiS)

Covid - the Woke Virus

Posted by: Roy at July 20, 2021 10:26 AM (FONQx)

72 After national divorce, then what? Within a few decades the individualistic rump Americas, the Midwestern states and Dixie, will face a flood of immigration from the shit hole states of America West and East, and the Turd world. Demographics are set and nothing can change that.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 20, 2021 10:26 AM (vN+oL)

73 Probably need a Booster*.

Booster every 6 months! Yeah, baby.
Posted by: MRNA going parabolic


Monthly, just to be certain!

Posted by: Great (?) Britain at July 20, 2021 10:26 AM (jacU8)

74 >There will be. We don't what the consequences will be yet, but that there will be some is, I think, an absurd position to take. An absurd position that evil people take to promote their own power.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:15 AM (3p5uk)

As one with pre-teen kids, I can tell you there have already been very deep negative consequences, and these will probably persist in some form for the rest of their lives. I'll never forgive them. *spit*

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (DXFDM)

75 Fauci testifying in yet another hearing. More fucking failure theatre. That guy sits there and swears up an down he didnt lie about GOF research and no one but Rand Paul calls him out.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (UPBDE)

76 I've said it before, and will repeat it. Herd immunity is not a matter of a discrete magical point. It is a spectrum or continuum of population susceptibility to propagation of a virus. It can be thought of as a relative risk. In principle, the "herd" becomes less susceptible as the number of individuals in the herd who have developed immunity (either from infection or inoculation) increases. In other words, there are fewer people who can catch the virus and spread. This is analogous to a forest fire running out of unburned trees to burn. To say "we reached herd immunity in September" doesn't really elucidate anything.

Just as important to keep in mind is that herd immunity is not static, as levels of immunity wax and wane over time, or new individuals enter the population, or the virus evolves/mutates. It's a moving target folks.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)

77 The vaccine is fine

I'd prefer to see long-term data both for efficacy and side effects, given the approval process.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (QU5/8)

78 76 It's a moving target folks.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)

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You're a moving target.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (LvTSG)

79 I'm so f**king sick of this whole COVID circus. It has devolved so far into tribal signaling, garbage statistics, clickbait headlines and "gotcha" arguments as to be utterly devoid of any real knowledge, rational discussion, understanding or wisdom.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)

80 Probably need a Booster*.

Booster every 6 months! Yeah, baby.
Posted by: MRNA going parabolic

Monthly, just to be certain!
Posted by: Great (?) Britain

More is better! Why not weekly?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 10:28 AM (D44eV)

81 It's official: The Covid recession lasted just two months, the shortest in U.S. history

"In determining that a trough occurred in April 2020, the committee did not conclude that the economy has returned to operating at normal capacity," the NBER said in a news release. "The committee decided that any future downturn of the economy would be a new recession and not a continuation of the recession associated with the February 2020 peak. The basis for this decision was the length and strength of the recovery to date."

Xiden can create his own recession.

Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 10:28 AM (RHGPo)

82 >The reception was for the runaway Texas Donks. I think the evidence is clear. The Black Death was carried by rats. The covid by Democrats.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:19 AM (d9FiS)

Fleebagger superspreaders CONFIRMED

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:28 AM (DXFDM)

83 I wish I had Heard immunity.

Posted by: Johnny Depp at July 20, 2021 10:28 AM (h5TKJ)

84 Today when I see someone wearing a mask, I have the same reaction when I see someone with a face tattoo (i.e. jeez, what an idiot).
Posted by: Roy

I saw a Copperfit commercial yesterday for a mask with a built in laynard so you can keep it always around your neck.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:29 AM (d9FiS)

85 Why though? Theoretically, if conservatives take half the country
and liberals take the other, why should there be war. They stay there
and we stay here. We can engage in normal trade like any country does
with other countries, but they stay there and we stay here (I hope we
build a wall).


Because we're not dealing with other normal humans now. The control-freaks on the left are certifiably insane and will do anything to be worshiped. It's a mass sickness and the speed with which it's happening is scary. I've never seen anything like this in my 29 years. Something's going on that shouldn't be. Stan seems to be having a pretty good time right now with his new army of retards.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 10:29 AM (HaL55)

86 You're a moving target.

******

Seriously? What the fuck do you mean by that?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:29 AM (Xwt96)

87 Lather, rinse, repeat.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 20, 2021 10:29 AM (Fs5vw)

88 I have seen very few masked people lately. One I have seen I know. Now, this lady carries plenty of disposable masks and she only masks up when she's within the 6 foot circle of death. The only reason she continues is chemotherapy screwing with her immune system. She even says she doesn't know what good it does.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 20, 2021 10:30 AM (I58tH)

89 I'm so f**king sick of this whole COVID circus. It has devolved so far into tribal signaling, garbage statistics, clickbait headlines and "gotcha" arguments as to be utterly devoid of any real knowledge, rational discussion, understanding or wisdom.
Posted by: Muldoon

Sadly, my friend, it is the way of many these days.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 10:30 AM (D44eV)

90 the herd immunity (I assume) is regional. It took time to move across the country, some areas were more isolated due to lockdowns and restricted travel, limited work. ...

and iirc, measles may require something like 95% (?) immune to achieve herd immunity, but each disease is different. For Covid it might be 70% ... I've forgotten what the factors are. Transmissibility is one.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2021 10:30 AM (Cus5s)

91 Pretty soon the experts, all of whom will be vaccinated and testing positive for COVID, will say we can't depend on the PCR testing to screen for the infection.

WHO and CDC already deprecated the PCR testing in favor of more reliable stuff.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (ZGrMX)

92 Seriously? What the fuck do you mean by that?

I think he's just joshing. For fun.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (QU5/8)

93 86 You're a moving target.

******

Seriously? What the fuck do you mean by that?
Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:29 AM (Xwt96)

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Silly nonsense.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (LvTSG)

94 Why though? Theoretically, if conservatives take half the country and liberals take the other, why should there be war. They stay there and we stay here. We can engage in normal trade like any country does with other countries, but they stay there and we stay here (I hope we build a wall).

Why would that necessarily precede a war?

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (VJsqe)

It's normal for states that border one another to go to war, and geography tends to promote the formation of persistent states in certain areas. Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico could be chopped off in a permanent fashion. There are the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian mountains, but most of the US is a natural geographic union. In the long run there would be war.

In the short run the extremely hostile cultural divergence will mean regular border conflict over things like water rights and resource claims. The interstate commerce clause existed to prevent conflicts as happened under the articles of confederation. That will be far worse when we're different countries. Which blue states will get access to the Mississippi River's exit into the Gulf of Mexico?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (z5Vrg)

95 I said in March 2020 that this would go on forever. No way these people relinquish this power. I maintain that masks will ultimately become part of the normal apparel of the American, with only pockets of non-conformity (but even in those there will still be the Karen contingent).

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (H8QX8)

96 There's no science to it at all. You can read the results of double blind studies, and studies on what is effective. Even the simpliest thing, like taking vitamin D or getting out in the sun, is ignore. And people just parrot the stupidest stuff. Hard to believe we've devolved this much in my lifetime.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (5HBd1)

97 I'm so f**king sick of this whole COVID circus. It has devolved so far into tribal signaling, garbage statistics, clickbait headlines and "gotcha" arguments as to be utterly devoid of any real knowledge, rational discussion, understanding or wisdom.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)


One thing it's proven 100% is that practically no one understands statistics and their application to medicine.

And that includes, apparently, Our CDC Betters.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (5NkmN)

98 Our seven-day rolling average of deaths from covid in the US is now 324.

Sure it is, Ben. Those numbers can be our next forensic audit. Whaddya say?

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 10:32 AM (Q0kyv)

99 The only places around here that still require masks are medical facilities.

Posted by: zmdavid at July 20, 2021 10:32 AM (xqRaG)

100 This whole breakthrough infection nonsenses is meant to accomplish one purpose, force people who have not gotten the vaccine to take the vaccine.


This entire thing has been one gigantic scam and op with motorized goal posts strapped to a turtle that's chicken fucking a statue of Hippocrates.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 10:33 AM (mu7kg)

101 97 One thing it's proven 100% is that practically no one understands statistics and their application to medicine.

And that includes, apparently, Our CDC Betters.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 20, 2021 10:31 AM (5NkmN)

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I remember about 10 years ago an argument that the use of statistics at all in some context was racist. Probably something to do with gun crime.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:33 AM (LvTSG)

102 It has devolved so far into tribal signaling, garbage statistics,

In fairness, I don't think it devolved into garbage statistics. The statistics have been garbage from day 1.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 20, 2021 10:33 AM (QU5/8)

103 We are in South Dakota, hardly any adult wears a mask. But we are seeing an increasing amount of children masked. From babies being carried in mother's arms to high school kids. The parents are maskless but the kids are masked. I want to ask why they're doing this, but my husband says it will just get ugly.

Posted by: megthered at July 20, 2021 10:33 AM (L94AM)

104 this is why donating to the RNC is more important than ever!

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (xj85G)

105 Not to mention the stifling of doctors use of non-vaccine treatments and restriction of meds like ivermectin and plaquenil.

Truly evil. And the American Academy of Pediatrics has been full Mao for a while now. Shameful.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (w9Wax)

106 >The vaccine is fine...better than flu vaccine and probably not as good as some others.Dildo at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (Q9lwr)

We disagree on that, but I'm not here to argue that point. The question is are they treating this jab differently than all of the others because it actually is different (which I think it is, look at all of the breakouts of the vaccinated in Israel, for example) or because it helps to cement their power. You say #2 and I say ¿por que no los dos?

Also, why did they do so much Winston Smith Minitru work to change the definition of herd immunity last year from the combination of the vaccinated and those who had the virus and recovered, to just those who had the vax?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (DXFDM)

107 The vaccine is fine...better than flu vaccine and probably not as good as some others.

I'm concerned about the clotting issue in young people.

Especially after my young friend died day before yesterday of a pulmonary embolism.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (yQpMk)

108 I don't get it.

Posted by: jeet at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (g741k)

109 I'm so f**king sick of this whole COVID circus. It has devolved so
far into tribal signaling, garbage statistics, clickbait headlines and
"gotcha" arguments as to be utterly devoid of any real knowledge,
rational discussion, understanding or wisdom.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)

Well put.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:36 AM (Q9lwr)

110 103 If you see a child masked, that's on the parents. What you can do is tactfully, not like wine mom Karen after her second box of vino, refer them to the article about the parents who had their children's masks tested. Gainesville FL IIRC.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 20, 2021 10:36 AM (I58tH)

111 This was on the NorthAmerican moving services website.

Key Takeaways from the 2020 Migration Report

-People are fleeing California for Texas and Idaho
-Illinois, New York, and New Jersey are the three states with the most outbound moves.
-The top five inbound states in 2020 are Idaho, Arizona, Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina, with Tennessee overtaking South Carolina from the 2019 results.
-Florida, Texas, and Colorado round out the top eight states for inbound moves.
-Despite pandemic, people continued to move at rates comparable to 2019

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 20, 2021 10:37 AM (9VFzC)

112
Why though? Theoretically, if conservatives take half the country and liberals take the other, why should there be war. They stay there and we stay here. We can engage in normal trade like any country does with other countries, but they stay there and we stay here (I hope we build a wall).

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Two reasons.

1.) Mutual hatred doesn't just fade away. No hatred is so bitter as that between brothers.

2.) Exigencies of Leftist politics. If we had some other conflict with each other, I suppose it might be theoretically possible to co-exist in hatred. But the thing is, there will be massive economic shortfalls in short order in the new Communist states. They will need someone to blame, and someone to loot, in order to prop up the system. That's us.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:37 AM (JN3xP)

113 >I'd prefer to see long-term data both for efficacy and side effects, given the approval process.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (QU5/

Me too. The simple fact is that no one can credibly claim that they know that there are no significant long-term. They can't because the vax has literally not existed long enough for the long-term trial, never mind that the long-term trial is being carried out among the population-at-large.

Yet you see "experts" hand-waving this concern away by saying that it's never been a problem before with other vaccines. Very scientific.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:38 AM (DXFDM)

114 Long before there will be any national divorce, the administration will find yet another war on which we can spend our blood and treasure.
Consider it spose abuse.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:38 AM (axyOa)

115 The problem is not primarily the ideological junk science and panic-mongers but that there is not a single fuc*ing politician or national leader that will stand up to them. Trump caved early to the "experts" and we've never recovered. He belatedly appointed Scott Atlas but he got buried somehow.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 20, 2021 10:38 AM (H8QX8)

116 When they found problems with the swine flu vaccine, they stopped giving it. Problems with this vaccine, they just cover up.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:39 AM (5HBd1)

117 "Just as important to keep in mind is that herd immunity is not static, as levels of immunity wax and wane over time, or new individuals enter the population, or the virus evolves/mutates. It's a moving target folks." Muldoon


thanks for that. I recall the anti-vaxers were accused of causing a renewed spread of measles, but they countered with claims it was the mass migration from south of our border, many coming across carrying old diseases. I suppose both, to some degree?

Posted by: illiniwek at July 20, 2021 10:39 AM (Cus5s)

118 A few weeks ago, or months, someone posted here about how they read that the vaccines were producing an abnormally high number of, let's call them Anti-Antibodies, that apparently come with vaccines. They said generally you're body gets rid of these first, but with this vaccine they were getting so many that ther normal antibodies were wearing out first, making it easier for you to catch th virus unless you get the booster......

Now we see so many vaccinated people getting the virus (which they are tying to rename to make an excuse)

Likewise other said that the vaccine was only lasting 3 or so months. Hardcore Pro-Vaccine folks called this a conspiracy, but 3 months after many people got vaccinated we're seeing them get reinfected.

I doubt want to believe conspiracy theories, i just wish they'd stop coming true.

Posted by: Rbastid at July 20, 2021 10:39 AM (XwTyM)

119 Which blue states will get access to the Mississippi River's exit into the Gulf of Mexico?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 20, 2021


***
As soon as I'm out of here, the blues can have Nawlins. I wish them joy trying to keep it from flooding even in ordinary rainstorms, let alone hurricanes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:39 AM (/XOcP)

120 Also, why did they do so much Winston Smith Minitru
work to change the definition of herd immunity last year from the
combination of the vaccinated and those who had the virus and recovered,
to just those who had the vax?

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (DXFDM)

Because they are using the vaccine as a political tool. Just like they use masking and social distancing and the other bullshit techniques for power grabs.

The vaccine is relatively new biotech. If you don't want to get an mRNA vaccine then get the traditional kind. If you don't want to get any vaccine...that's fine. I simply don't care one way or the other. But don't make the vaccine out to be some sort of evil. It is neutral. How people use it is another story.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Q9lwr)

121 107 I'm concerned about the clotting issue in young people. As I am with old people, like me, with Afib. I brought this up with the VA nurse doing triage when asked about vax, and she said "sounds like a good reason to me".

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (I58tH)

122 The only places around here that still require masks are medical facilities.
Posted by: zmdavid at July 20, 2021 10:32 AM (xqRaG)


I work at an airport, so I'm stuck with them until September at least. Which makes no sense to me because we are on our own administrative floor, not out with the travelers. But none of it makes sense, sooo...

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Ez6QX)

123 In order to go mask-free at work, as of yesterday, I have to provide my proof of vaccination, i.e. my papers.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (ynpvh)

124 . The statistics have been garbage from day 1.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls


*****

True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

125 United Van Lines. According to a simple written questionnaire, the states that the most people are moving from include Wisconsin (3,285), Utah (2,11, Kentucky (2,837), Ohio (6,684), Massachusetts (4,567), Kansas (2,370), Connecticut (2,866), New York (8,381), New Jersey (4,723), and Illinois (8,157).

The states most people are moving to, according to the same survey:

Vermont, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, South Dakota, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Alabama

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 20, 2021 10:41 AM (9VFzC)

126 I doubt that. The basic reproduction number of Wuhan flu is probably double or triple that of influenza, and that usually last well into spring.
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I would like to mention, just in passing, that annual influenza vaccinations have been required in some industries (or companies) for many years. Targeting the influenza strain prevalent that year has never been successful.

Perhaps the paranoia vaccine will be more efficacious and profitable. /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 20, 2021 10:41 AM (MIKMs)

127 A national divorce would be the end of free will. We'd end up just like Europe, complete with the EU and all its attendant dumbassery.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 20, 2021 10:41 AM (UPBDE)

128 124 . The statistics have been garbage from day 1.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls


*****


True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

What a trashy conversation...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (ynpvh)

129 Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 10:38 AM (DXFDM)

They can give the data on long term effects if mRNA vaccines, but they won't, and won't explain why this type of vaccine was never approved before they were allowed to smash it past the approval process.

Posted by: Rbastid at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (XwTyM)

130 Something for the CAGW assholes over the Western European flooding...

In 1717 on Christmas Eve a flood started that killed 14,000 people and spread across the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. It was followed by savage frosts, and more floods in February of 1718.

Story at Wiki.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (UHVv4)

131 And I chose the word "lust" carefully. It is almost a sexual desire in these horrid little fascists and their "freelance snitches"* to stomp on normal human behavior, hoping that they can reform it in their own image.

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Imagine if you will ... Harvey Weinstein in a Forest of Fici.

Posted by: ShainS at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (ju1Fz)

132 @115

He didn't really cave, he essentially had no choice in the beginning as his "men and women" of Sciencism rat fucked and this whole scam and Op metastasized and grew to eat the body.


He was largely put into a very tight box, he saw, The Vaccines That Work*, as his path out of the box.


To bad he was also ratfucked by the manufacturers of The Vaccines That Work*.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (mu7kg)

133 bill in arkansas - are you taking any anti-clotting meds for your afib? My guy has me on one. He and I didn't discuss the shot at all but I go back in a few weeks for a follow up.

We will then.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (D44eV)

134 SPIRAL CURSE DEMARCO
@Clarknova1
If you were making a black comedy about self-glorifying billionaire assholes, and you had a "space race":- where no one actually went to space, and one of the rockets looked THIS MUCH like a giant, overcompensating penis- you'd say "nah, too on the nose."

-
Amazon Women On the Moon!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:42 AM (d9FiS)

135 As soon as I'm out of here, the blues can have Nawlins. I wish them joy trying to keep it from flooding even in ordinary rainstorms, let alone hurricanes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:39 AM (/XOcP)

Sigh..but the food is so damned good!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:43 AM (Q9lwr)

136 If you're interested in seeing a fit, pretty girl doing bicycle tricks for a few minutes, then this is the video for you:
https://youtu.be/WB3qTVg3hhs

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)

137 True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

What a trashy conversation...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021


***
I should refuse to participate.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:43 AM (/XOcP)

138 This is absolutely the time for Americans to stand up and say "HELL, NO!"

Even if we are taking chances by refusing a mask, summer outdoors time is the best time to take that chance.

By far the greater threat to all of us is the threat to our birthright of liberty as free Americans.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 20, 2021 10:43 AM (Hrwnm)

139 CCP sent a love note to Japan yesterday.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 10:43 AM (zWl/V)

140 Yeah but that's the justification for all the diversity: the food is so damned good!

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:44 AM (5HBd1)

141 I'd prefer to see long-term data both for efficacy and side effects, given the approval process.

Data is still coming in. Thank you for participating!

Posted by: The CDC at July 20, 2021 10:44 AM (l0Lgi)

142 True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

What a trashy conversation...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Just discard it. . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 10:44 AM (D44eV)

143 The trick in a national divorce is keeping them out of our territory.

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:04 AM (VJsqe)


National divorce and restraining order.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 20, 2021 10:44 AM (Hrwnm)

144 I hope all this over-reach will provoke a sharp reaction. Some toilet hobos/Treachers seem to be terrified forever but a lot of people are ready to disobey. Not just in the former US but also world-wide.

I only hope the burning times come soon while I can still dance to the music.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 20, 2021 10:45 AM (XvPQV)

145 In the short run the extremely hostile cultural divergence will mean regular border conflict over things like water rights and resource claims. The interstate commerce clause existed to prevent conflicts as happened under the articles of confederation. That will be far worse when we're different countries. Which blue states will get access to the Mississippi River's exit into the Gulf of Mexico?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


The Supreme Court exists to settle differences between the states so they don't go to war.

I still say Texas should have invaded Georgia after the Supremes refused the election court case.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 20, 2021 10:45 AM (tu/2g)

146 As soon as I'm out of here, the blues can have Nawlins. I wish them joy trying to keep it from flooding even in ordinary rainstorms, let alone hurricanes.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021

Sigh..but the food is so damned good!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021


***
Pffft. Good food can be had in lots of places or prepared at home without putting up with broken streets, high crime and high rents, stupid people, horrible weather, and whirling storms. The other rationale the natives use to stay here, music, can be had on CD, too.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:46 AM (/XOcP)

147
Sigh..but the food is so damned good!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:43 AM (Q9lwr)

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I used to have a boss... he was a girthy gentleman, fond of a good meal. For a while, he was working out of NO. One day, after a business lunch, he was talking with some colleagues on an elevator, when he swelled up, turned purple, and passed out.

It turned out when he got to the hospital, that this guy had eaten so much seafood down there, that it was like he overdosed or something. He couldn't eat *any* shrimp for a couple of years. He said it was like a living hell, being down there, and not being able to indulge The Hunger.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:46 AM (JN3xP)

148 133 Tonypete, I was on Warfarin for about 6 months, and was having some of the minor side effects and major pain in the ass problems with constant blood work and dietary restrictions. INR was doing OK, and I worked it out with the doc to wean me off the Warfarin, moderate diet changes, aspirin, and even a little booze now and then. INR has remained in the OK range.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 20, 2021 10:46 AM (I58tH)

149 The reality is that herd immunity is coming fast

***

Immunity is coming fast in the population that started out at 85% immunity.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 10:46 AM (6Y/Rl)

150 Trump was put in a box. A box that the bureaucracy, media, institutions, and democrats used to squeeze him, and they did. That's the job he took though, and that is what he had to know was going to happen. I give him credit for maneuvering around in it. For the most part, he allowed the states to do the things. But I would have rather seen him push back against Fauci more. I realize he was in a very tough spot. I can wish he would have done more and also not blame him too much at the same time due to the position he was in.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (sX1BW)

151 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:46 AM (JN3xP)


Good Lord

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (VJsqe)

152 These people keep sending me emails:

"Where are you???

So why haven't you stepped up yet? If you don't take action IMMEDIATELY, we'll never be able to STOP the RADICAL LEFT agenda from destroying our country."


From some clowns calling themselves the "RNC"

Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (8jZOp)

153 The vaccine is fine...better than flu vaccine and probably not as good as some others. What you don't like is the political manipulation of the vaccine, and its use by the Mandarins as a cudgel with which to beat us into further submission.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:24 AM (Q9lwr)

You keep saying that, despite the large and ever-increasing number of serious complications, up to and including death.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (TcxOx)

154 True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

What a trashy conversation...
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia)

Just discard it. . . .
Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2021 10:44 AM (D44eV)

Put the junk in the trunk.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (axyOa)

155 It's a madhouse! A madhouse!

Arrrrgggh......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 20, 2021 10:48 AM (cljid)

156 We do have an actual vaccine in the works, going through the regular approval process. It's worth waiting for that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:48 AM (5HBd1)

157 He said it was like a living hell, being down there, and not being able to indulge The Hunger.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021


***

It's a living hell all right.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:48 AM (/XOcP)

158 Beaming CBS narrative whore on richboy's toy: "...a woman did it..." WTF? Akin to her strapping on a giant dildo and claiming she has a bigger dick than all the guys.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (4nzAm)

159 The GOP actually threatened me yesterday, saying I am going to be labeled "Anti-Trump" in their records.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (zWl/V)

160 The reality is that herd immunity is coming fast

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Stampede!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (d9FiS)

161 I still say Texas should have invaded Georgia after the Supremes refused the election court case.

Real shame if Atlanta were to catch fire again.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (QU5/8)

162 Karens will get police powers.

Police will get Karen powers.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (H3kOD)

163 New Orleans is... different than it was before the hurricane. It's probably coincidental and it's like every other interesting place that locusts ruined and it's just the timing seems Katrina-related, but it's still almost like you can draw a line on the calendar of when it changed.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (6Y/Rl)

164 152 These people keep sending me emails:



"Where are you???



So why haven't you stepped up yet? If you don't take action
IMMEDIATELY, we'll never be able to STOP the RADICAL LEFT agenda from
destroying our country."



From some clowns calling themselves the "RNC"

Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (8jZOp)
Leave the RNC party. I did. Emails stopped.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (N39Ws)

165 Heard this morning about a lawsuit (with the help of America's Frontline Doctors) claiming that the CDC is underreporting vaccine deaths:

Attorney Files Lawsuit Against CDC Based on "Sworn Declaration" from Whistleblower Claiming 45,000 Deaths are Reported to VAERS -- All Within 3 Days of COVID-19 Shots

https://tinyurl.com/4p5nnzvf

Posted by: ShainS at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM (ju1Fz)

166 This entire thing has been one gigantic scam and op with motorized goal
posts strapped to a turtle that's chicken fucking a statue of
Hippocrates.


*sniff* That was beautiful, man...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM (HaL55)

167 Sigh..but the food is so damned good!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


******

In the French Quarter that's due to the gritty authenticism imparted by days-old seafood, moldy crawfish shells, rotting swamp vegetation Iowan tourist flop sweat and Zatarain's.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM (Xwt96)

168 As soon as I'm out of here, the blues can have Nawlins.

Every plant I've ever worked in LA all told me, to a man, to stay the Hell out of NO.

Posted by: Arrow Straight at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM (/fp1w)

169 The vaccine is relatively new biotech. If you don't want to get an mRNA vaccine then get the traditional kind. If you don't want to get any vaccine...that's fine. I simply don't care one way or the other. But don't make the vaccine out to be some sort of evil. It is neutral. How people use it is another story.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Q9lwr)

The vaccine isn't evil, but it was designed by evil people for control of the population. They know it's side effects and that it could be deadly to some, but they still demand that everyone get the jab. They don't care that it will harm and kill, just that you obey.

Posted by: megthered at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM (Lt4c+)

170 34 8 America That Was is never coming back.
Posted by: Guzalot at Jul
---/---

Right. It will be greater than ever when Trump returns.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (kHwSu)

171 What I don't like is that an mRNA vaccine was never approved/in use until suddenly there was this emergency and let's get this thing into people's bloodstreams as quickly as possible because reasons.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (6Y/Rl)

172 From some clowns calling themselves the "RNC"
Posted by: f'd at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (8jZOp)


------
Is there any way to F with them? I mean if they send regular mail you can send back the return envelope empty and cost them a few pennies. Can you do anything like that with emails.


Another example of F'ing with them: Every single time I see King Harv's banner I click it. I hope to generate cash for Ace at King Harv's expense. I'll never buy his stuff because he is the spitting image of someone who abused my sister for years and years. Plus his "imperial espresso" is $47/lb. At that price, I'd expect a very happy ending.

But hopefully Ace is getting revenue off the clicks.

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (VJsqe)

173 But the thing is, there will be massive economic shortfalls in short order in the new Communist states. They will need someone to blame, and someone to loot, in order to prop up the system. That's us.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:37 AM (JN3xP)

China and Russia will move quickly to prop up the new Commie State. Canada and Mexico would likely help too.
Of greater concern, who does the new Conservative State have for international support?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

174 You keep saying that, despite the large and ever-increasing number of serious complications, up to and including death.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (TcxOx)

I'm still alive... Having said that I would not recommend it to people under 50....

Posted by: Donna L Thomas at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (Zmnko)

175 @159 - nothing like intimidation and threats of retribution to win over a potential donor ....

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (6mvRv)

176 It's all really quite simple. Don't believe anything that comes out about the Chicom flu. It's just another seasonal flu variant. That's all you need to know or say.

And don't try to make something scientific from mask mandates. Because it's all about subjugation and power. Just like man-made climate change.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (Fs5vw)

177 Mornin'

Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (Zmnko)

178 True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?



Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

Sounds like someone who takes out the trash

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 10:52 AM (ynpvh)

179 Of greater concern, who does the new Conservative State have for international support?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)
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Damn near no one, at least at first. They won't come along until we prove that they need to. And the way you do that is by making stuff and selling it to them and preparing to fight back extremely hard if they get uppity.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:52 AM (3p5uk)

180 I'm still alive...

Sound like something the evil dead would say.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 20, 2021 10:52 AM (QU5/8)

181 The vaccine is fine...better than flu vaccine and probably not as good as some others.

I'm concerned about the clotting issue in young people.

Especially after my young friend died day before yesterday of a pulmonary embolism.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 10:34 AM (yQpMk)


yeah, it's not fine. It's killed more people than any other "vaccine"

it is experimental and not approved
it is a lab test. Anyone takes it is a lab rat. Moderna rep admitted this much.
1000covidstories.com

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (9VFzC)

182 I'm still alive...


Shut up and get on the cart.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (yQpMk)

183 33 I think this is all leading up to another major conflict. South Africa may have been a premonition.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 20, 2021 10:14 AM

Don't forget about me!

Posted by: Bloody Dissolution of Yugoslavia at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (3MG/9)

184 New Orleans is... different than it was before the hurricane. It's probably coincidental and it's like every other interesting place that locusts ruined and it's just the timing seems Katrina-related, but it's still almost like you can draw a line on the calendar of when it changed.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021


***
I hated the climate, streets, and denizens before Katrina. But it is more expensive now, even more oriented towards tourism and the hell with the residents. And the crime rate is even more ridiculous.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (/XOcP)

185 182 I'm still alive...


Shut up and get on the cart.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (yQpMk)


LOL

Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (Zmnko)

186 >>> What I don't like is that an mRNA vaccine was never approved/in use until suddenly there was this emergency and let's get this thin
------

Don't take it

Posted by: Braenyard at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (kHwSu)

187 no more masks, no more locking down here

just no

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (bTQ72)

188 173 China and Russia will move quickly to prop up the new Commie State. Canada and Mexico would likely help too.
Of greater concern, who does the new Conservative State have for international support?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

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Propping up failed communist states is expensive. Like when they tried propping up Venezuela. It doesn't change the fact that the country is vastly mismanaged and has suffered significant brain drain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

189 Garbage-ier

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Pronounced gar-baj-e-ay.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (d9FiS)

190 When they found problems with the swine flu vaccine, they stopped giving it. Problems with this vaccine, they just cover up.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:39 AM (5HBd1)


yup, with long term consequences
pray for the young women or anyone that wants a child

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (9VFzC)

191
Of greater concern, who does the new Conservative State have for international support?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:51 AM (axyOa)

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Nobody. But, it will have nuclear weapons, and a population armed to the teeth, and vast tracts of land in which to hide. For all the international support our enemies will have, I don't know that these countries will have the desire to become mired down in that horseshit.

Think about the British approach in the Civil War - support the South, but stay out of the shooting.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (JN3xP)

192 True. Is 'garbager' a word? 'Garbage-ier'?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

Sounds like someone who takes out the trash
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 10:52 AM (ynpvh)
***

Behold the Garbaginator!!! The most powerful trash remover in the Tri-State area!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (axyOa)

193 If you're interested in seeing a fit, pretty girl doing bicycle tricks for a few minutes, then this is the video for you:
https://youtu.be/WB3qTVg3hhs


I have to admit, I was impressed by the tricks, too.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (AytXr)

194 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.

Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (RHGPo)

195 194 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.
Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (RHGPo)

========

Opposing voter integrity bills leads to covid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (LvTSG)

196

P.S.
The vax is not working too
all the Olympians testing positive were fully vax'd

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (bTQ72)

197 194 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.
Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (RHGPo)


Cue the Ted Knight laughter (Howie Carr listeners will understand).

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (VJsqe)

198 In the French Quarter that's due to the gritty authenticism imparted by days-old seafood, moldy crawfish shells, rotting swamp vegetation, Iowan tourist flop sweat, and Zatarain's.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021


***
Muldoon, you describe it perfectly. (And I grew up down there in the FQ, so it's even more horrible to me.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (/XOcP)

199 Here is one refugee who won't get a warm welcome.

Cuban Refugee: Communism Is The Problem In Cuba, Not The US Embargo

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (d9FiS)

200 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.

I'd enjoy this more if I didn't suspect it was the setup for national lockdowns or something.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (6XLoz)

201 We probably hit it last summer.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

Very impressive first, by the way. Read the content, cut and pasted the relevant section, and made a pithy comment, all without planning the 'first!' flag.

Degree of difficulty: 10.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (mdjgu)

202 184 ...And the crime rate is even more ridiculous.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (/XOcP)

Wait til it shifts to Ludicrous speed

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (ynpvh)

203 An upstart might wonder if dat deaf rate was the same as its always been, and they're just throwing a line of bullshit that all dem old folk who wudda died anyways were slayed big the big bad demon Covitch. So don't be wonderin', upstart.

Posted by: Al Sharptato at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (1IX05)

204 What I don't like is that an mRNA vaccine was never approved/in use until suddenly there was this emergency and let's get this thin
------

Don't take it
Posted by: Braenyard at July 20, 2021 10:53 AM (kHwSu)

***

That's the plan.

I suspect there will only be minor inconveniences and nudges based on my decision. Things like not being able to send unvaccinated children to school, or not being eligible for tax advantages. Maybe eventually not being able to enter a DMV to renew a drivers license.

But yeah, +1

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (6Y/Rl)

205 Opposing voter integrity bills leads to covid.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (LvTSG)
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Sounds like science to me!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (2SdPm)

206 I'm still alive...

I didn't know Eddie Vedder hung out here.

Posted by: spindrift at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (h5TKJ)

207 188 Propping up failed communist states is expensive. Like when they tried propping up Venezuela. It doesn't change the fact that the country is vastly mismanaged and has suffered significant brain drain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

There's always the N. Korean model.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (ynpvh)

208 And it's interesting that a number of people refusing the current vaccines are willing to take a vaccine that has gone through the regular approval process.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (5HBd1)

209 I think this is all leading up to another major conflict. ----------------------- Eventually, this statement will always become true. Starting on Day 1 that the last major conflict ends. But we do seem to be entering a period of great populist unrest. The people will only put up with so much sh-- from the elites.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (sX1BW)

210 Hey...yeah...you. Lab rats need fake love and aMazing info too.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (H3kOD)

211 I didn't know Eddie Vedder hung out here.
Posted by: spindrift at July 20, 2021 10:56 AM (h5TKJ)


GLaDOS

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (VJsqe)

212 I'm so f**king sick of this whole COVID circus. It has devolved so

far into tribal signaling, garbage statistics, clickbait headlines and

"gotcha" arguments as to be utterly devoid of any real knowledge,

rational discussion, understanding or wisdom.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)

I have completely stopped watching any TV news. Every broadcast and every story, it seemed, starts with the word "Covid"

Posted by: Javems at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (yyHuq)

213 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.
Posted by: SMOD

Liberalism is a mental disease.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (d9FiS)

214 You keep saying that, despite the large and ever-increasing number of serious complications, up to and including death.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2021 10:47 AM (TcxOx)

VAERS is essentially a self-reporting database. None of the data are investigated. And when hundreds of millions of people are getting a vaccine, it is a 100% certainty that some of them are going to die. Whether those deaths are connected to the various vaccines is not clear.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (Q9lwr)

215 I'm vaccinated because of age and health reasons... I don't think anyone should be made to be vaccinated... Children especially shouldn't in my book...

Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (Zmnko)

216 52 Axios
The reception was for the runaway Texas Donks. I think the evidence is clear. The Black Death was carried by rats. The covid by Democrats.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:19 AM

So, if COVID gets Biden, Kamala AND Pelosi, how do I submit the Texas Fleebaggers for a Presidential Medal of Freedom?

Posted by: Eternal Optimist at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (3MG/9)

217 Every plant I've ever worked in LA all told me, to a man, to stay the Hell out of NO.
Posted by: Arrow Straight at July 20, 2021


***
I'm the only local I know who will admit, or even announce, that he hates the place. All the other drones are good little boosters of the city's "charm." It's historic; I'll give it that. But it's a pesthole to live in.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (/XOcP)

218 Eventually, this statement will always become true. Starting on Day 1 that the last major conflict ends. But we do seem to be entering a period of great populist unrest. The people will only put up with so much sh-- from the elites.
Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (sX1BW)
++++
Related:
"The final value of any enterprise is zero."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (3p5uk)

219 "seems", present tense.

Posted by: Javems at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (yyHuq)

220 "Power! Control! Votes! Make the people cowed and afraid, and the jack-booted thugs of big government have a better chance of exercising their lust for power."

It's not about making people afraid; many of the progs understand that this is just a political tool.

The current goal of all this delta variant crap is to help strongarm people into getting the jab - and potentially to keep getting it as a booster - to drive up side effects they can blame on new variants, with the ultimate aim of having a perpetual vaccine and booster merry-go-round that justifies a social credit app in the guise of vaccine passports.

Originally this was just about destroying the economy prior to the election (lockdowns) and goading conservatives into playing the boogeyman (mask mandates and sock-puppeting anti-mask content and "the virus doesn't exist" on social media)

Posted by: somedood at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (0BW5E)

221 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.
Posted by: SMOD

***

Whole bunch of obese elderly minorities on that plane.

It's almost like catching the COVIDs is not something they're really worried about.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (6Y/Rl)

222 I think this is all leading up to another major conflict.

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If were heading into Great Depression II, can WWIII be far behind?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (d9FiS)

223 The new Blue States country would consist of all the big cities and college towns. The Red States country would be everything else. The Blue States country would be non-contiguous. I guess that doesn't matter, we could let them travel between their enclaves only on buses and trains and maybe bicycles - their only approved forms of transportation.

Posted by: zmdavid at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (xqRaG)

224 Even Atlas seems to have crumpled a bit to the pressure. I was amused - wouldn't say encouraged, since the overall situation is/was one of total collapse - when he did an interview with a British online outfit way back shortly after he joined the Task Force. He said he had joined because he saw the country going off the rails in so many ways, and wanted to help push back against that.

A few months back I started reading an article he did, but stopped not far into it. He was being defensive, explaining his approach, including that he never argued against "mitigation" measures like distancing and masks.

Click. Didn't spend any more time on it. If you toss out flavoring or tone-setting crap that embraces the baseless nonsense you were supposedly fighting against .... what's the point?

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (OTzUX)

225 I'm the only local I know who will admit, or even announce, that he hates the place. All the other drones are good little boosters of the city's "charm." It's historic; I'll give it that. But it's a pesthole to live in.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (/XOcP)
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I'll let you in on a little secret: Jackson Square has moved to Freemont Street in Las Vegas.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (2SdPm)

226 nobody ever tired to prop up venezuela in the old soviet way, what aid they did receive was mostly intended to facilitate the looting of their assets, especially by the chinese

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (BRQzG)

227 216 That medal would then be presented by President Pat Leahy. Commie as he is it would be a baby step up.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (I58tH)

228 There is a hostage in New Orleeeens
They call the suffering one
It's been the ruin of many a poor soul
And Wolfus, oh God, he's one

- Zombie Woody Guthrie, eaten by Nutria

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (w9Wax)

229 So exclamatory!!!!!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #maskless (Mzdiz) at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (Mzdiz)

230 And it's interesting that a number of people refusing the current vaccines are willing to take a vaccine that has gone through the regular approval process.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 10:57 AM (5HBd1)


of course

Too many real doctors and scientists who have studied AIDS, SARS, and other viruses all of their life are issuing warnings and either losing their jobs, being silenced, their papers withdrawn, and so forth. This does not scream safe. Many are sitting silently shaking their heads. Cardiologists are seeing so many issues due to the clotting and enlargement of the heart. Too many lies.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (9VFzC)

231 I'm the only local I know who will admit, or even announce, that he hates the place. All the other drones are good little boosters of the city's "charm." It's historic; I'll give it that. But it's a pesthole to live in.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 10:58 AM (/XOcP)


I spent a lifetime one June weekend at Ft Polk. Gawd...the humidity was horrible. No desire to see NO.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (axyOa)

232 226 nobody ever tired to prop up venezuela in the old soviet way, what aid they did receive was mostly intended to facilitate the looting of their assets, especially by the chinese
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (BRQzG)

==========

Probably the same tactic China would take with a newly independent California.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (LvTSG)

233 200 SIXTH TEXAS DEM ALLEGEDLY TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER FLEEING STATE TO BLOCK GOP VOTING BILL.
I'd enjoy this more if I didn't suspect it was the setup for national lockdowns or something.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 20, 2021 10:55 AM (6XLoz)

They need to die of COVID to prove how dangerous it is.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM (ynpvh)

234
It just goes to show - TX's approach to Covid is so effective that anyone who leaves the State will instantly get the disease from their dirty, infected coreligionists in DC.

What a crock. This is just to prolong their little taxpayer-funded junket so they can continue fouling up the process and kissing ass on upper management.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 11:01 AM (JN3xP)

235 189 Garbage-ier
-
Pronounced gar-baj-e-ay.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM

I gave someone a gar-beejer once!

Posted by: Kamala "Anything Goes" Harris at July 20, 2021 11:01 AM (3MG/9)

236 I'll let you in on a little secret: Jackson Square has moved to Freemont Street in Las Vegas.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021


***
I used to play there regularly as a kid. Now, going down there, it's to me as if Andy Taylor went back home to Mayberry, only to find they've turned it into a theme park.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:01 AM (/XOcP)

237 So I see the "media" has gotten their marching orders.. The new phrase.. Misrepresentation

Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2021 11:01 AM (Zmnko)

238 Muldoon, I understand your frustrations. Please know that I appreciate all the insights you have shared. You've been rational and trustworthy.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 20, 2021 11:01 AM (Hrwnm)

239 The reception was for the runaway Texas Donks.

This is all some sort of op. Why would Texas state legislators be invited to flee to a big high-ranking meeting in Washington, DC? It doesn't fit.

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (1vynn)

240 The vaccine isn't evil, but it was designed by evil
people for control of the population. They know it's side effects and
that it could be deadly to some, but they still demand that everyone get
the jab. They don't care that it will harm and kill, just that you
obey.

Posted by: megthered at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM

It's all about the Benjamin's. Why else would pfeizer be pushing for annual "booster" shots? It's not like they get $19.50 from the Fed for every shot they produce has any influence on their decisions.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (JUOKG)

241 Off topic: spent hours yesterday trying to get my internet back up. Multiple overseas call center idiots trying to upsell new contracts, slam add-ons, and generally being fucking useless. Repeated denials that there was an outage despite half the neighbors having the same problem.

Ended up using their online account management for a hacky method to re-provision my modem.

Those not in tech don't really understand just how fucked up everyday things are because of outsourced tech and phone support.

Posted by: somedood at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (0BW5E)

242 Garbage-ier

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Pronounced gar-baj-e-ay.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM


French trash collector?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (m+jkK)

243 I'd enjoy this more if I didn't suspect it was the setup for national lockdowns or something. -------------------------- I'm enjoying, but I suspect this stunt has moved on from Voting Integrity Directly to how can we use this to bring back the Covid restrictions - and attack voting integrity indirectly. Still we should mock - if only for the entertainment value.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (sX1BW)

244 In the French Quarter that's due to the gritty authenticism imparted by days-old seafood, moldy crawfish shells, rotting swamp vegetation Iowan tourist flop sweat and Zatarain's.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:50 AM (Xwt96)

I have purposefully stayed well away from the French Quarter. But it does sound lovely!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (Q9lwr)

245 Multiple articles about 100 FL boats going to Cuba last week end. No follow up.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (kHwSu)

246
I spent a lifetime one June weekend at Ft Polk. Gawd...the humidity was horrible. No desire to see NO.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021


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Oh, it's historic enough that everybody should see it. Once. In January or February. You might get lucky and have a March that's tolerable. But beyond that? Forget it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (/XOcP)

247 I'm skeptical that attempts to lockdown the country again will succeed outside of the really blue states. Florida has already said no more lockdowns. PA and MI stripped their Goverors of emergency powers.

Short of actual martial law, I think the population as a whole is now in the "non comply" category. That is why so few have gotten vaxxed in the first place.

Related, Macron is finished in France. He will lose the next election.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (7oxUC)

248 222 I think this is all leading up to another major conflict.


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If were heading into Great Depression II, can WWIII be far behind?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (d9FiS)

History says that's one way to get out of a Depression...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (ynpvh)

249 239 The reception was for the runaway Texas Donks.

This is all some sort of op. Why would Texas state legislators be invited to flee to a big high-ranking meeting in Washington, DC? It doesn't fit.
Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (1vynn)

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Because they have competing, contradictory narratives flowing all over the place and their lemmings on Twitter can easily switch from one to the other without suffering cognitive dissonance?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (LvTSG)

250 There is a hostage in New Orleeeens
They call the suffering one
It's been the ruin of many a poor soul
And Wolfus, oh God, he's one

- Zombie Woody Guthrie, eaten by Nutria
Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 20, 2021


***
My epitaph

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (/XOcP)

251 Which country do the leftist want to invade the most?

Canada....nah....they are already trained.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (H3kOD)

252
I have never heard anyone say anything nice about Ft. Polk. It really must suck. I have heard a guy call it "Ft. Puke," though, which made me laugh.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (JN3xP)

253 SUPER SPREADER: Pelosi Aide, White House Official Who Welcomed Texas Democrats to Capitol Test Positive For Covid-19

Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (RHGPo)

254 Anyone still think we're voting our way out of this? I said from the beginning that they will never let this go. Never. Wait until flu season hits in the fall and lazy, good-for-nothing "teachers" don't want to ever go back to work. Then in 2022 it'll be about the mid-terms and stealing the election again. It will always be something. Until the sheeple wake up, this will go on forever. And sheeple never wake up. They'll die (or be killed by gruesome commie policies) first.

Posted by: Elric Blade at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (iFTx/)

255 "It's all about the Benjamin's. Why else would pfeizer be pushing for annual "booster" shots? It's not like they get $19.50 from the Fed for every shot they produce has any influence on their decisions.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (JUOKG)"

It's not, overall, about the money. Sure, individual companies make some coin here and there, but the people driving this on a political level - this amount of cash is nothing.

This is all about power; my guess is they're aiming to take advantage of side effects and present them as something else. Quite a few places already have more vaccine deaths in certain age groups than they had COVID deaths since the beginning.

Posted by: somedood at July 20, 2021 11:04 AM (0BW5E)

256 253 SUPER SPREADER: Pelosi Aide, White House Official Who Welcomed Texas Democrats to Capitol Test Positive For Covid-19
Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (RHGPo)

=========

Biden has nothing to worry about.

He's vaccinated.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 11:04 AM (LvTSG)

257 Proposed San Francisco tourist motto: You Ain't Seen Shit 'Til You've Seen 'Frisco!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 20, 2021 11:04 AM (d9FiS)

258 I'm enjoying, but I suspect this stunt has moved on
from Voting Integrity Directly to how can we use this to bring back the
Covid restrictions - and attack voting integrity indirectly. Still we
should mock - if only for the entertainment value.


Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM

They literally need to keep the panic pron going for another year and a half to steal the 2022 mid terms, if they can't cheat big time, they lose big time.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 20, 2021 11:04 AM (JUOKG)

259 I spent a lifetime one June weekend at Ft Polk. Gawd...the humidity was horrible. No desire to see NO.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 20, 2021 11:00 AM


Word. The JRTC was as close as I've ever gotten to NO, and that was too close.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 20, 2021 11:04 AM (m+jkK)

260 Short of actual martial law, I think the population as a whole is now in the "non comply" category. That is why so few have gotten vaxxed in the first place.

Related, Macron is finished in France. He will lose the next election.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (7oxUC)
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Macron's fortunes are what they are. The French will comply or they won't. History says they will comply, but sometimes they pull out a Reign of Terror.

As for martial law here, I wouldn't rule it out right out of the gate. It would be tricky to implement and might backfire, but I don't think they have taken such measures off the table.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (3p5uk)

261 Isn't Kamala the ultimate super spreader?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (cSyAR)

262 254 Anyone still think we're voting our way out of this? I said from the beginning that they will never let this go.

I foresee major shut downs... During the 2022 voting seasons

Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (Zmnko)

263 Propping up failed communist states is expensive. Like when they tried propping up Venezuela. It doesn't change the fact that the country is vastly mismanaged and has suffered significant brain drain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 10:54 AM (LvTSG)

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You misspelled "brain death."

Oh, you were talking about Venezuela, bot the USA ... NEVERMIND!

Posted by: ShainS at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (ju1Fz)

264 Short of actual martial law, I think the population as a whole is now in
the "non comply" category. That is why so few have gotten vaxxed in
the first place. ----------------------- My worry is that the mask mandates will come back. It seems like the population is willing to put up with those and may be willing to do so again, if that is all they have to put up with. FL may be different. Its why it was important, but didn't happen, to pass laws the prohibit private businesses from requiring customers to wear masks.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (sX1BW)

265 somsdood, you make the assumption that US
support is better.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (kHwSu)

266

do not forget


biden is a fart walker

he is walkin and fartin right now !

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (bTQ72)

267
Canada....nah....they are already trained.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM (H3kOD)

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Yeah, you're joking, but you're right.

If things continue on their current trajectory, and the Left gains total control of the US, plunges us into penury, slaughters or cages all of its productive classes, and must engage in international aggression to survive... Canada and Mexico will be the first targets.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (JN3xP)

268 OMG even better.

Yesterday I thought it would be funny if Veep Throat got the vid and died. Sorta funny that the vaccine didn't protect her.

But honestly, Biden would be way funnier.

TAKE THE VACCINE!

*drops dead from covid brought by runaway dems

Posted by: MJ at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (zwDuR)

269 I used to play there regularly as a kid. Now, going down there, it's to me as if Andy Taylor went back home to Mayberry, only to find they've turned it into a theme park.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:01 AM (/XOcP)
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Anyway, a decade or three ago, I was in NO, down in the French Quarter, ate and drank my way through the area. It still boggles my mind they had Jaegermeister on tap at little hole in the wall booze closets. During one morning, pleasantly not hung over, I visited Jackson Square. Wow, what a freak show. A couple of decades later it appears that Freemont Street imported Jackson Square acts.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021 11:06 AM (2SdPm)

270 262 254 Anyone still think we're voting our way out of this? I said from the beginning that they will never let this go.

I foresee major shut downs... During the 2022 voting seasons
Posted by: It's me donna at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (Zmnko)

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In blue enclaves. Red states won't do it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, feeling very Danish at July 20, 2021 11:06 AM (LvTSG)

271 This is The Karens. Hands up or we shoot.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 11:06 AM (H3kOD)

272
also geeks like bezos from seattle should never wear cowboyhats

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 20, 2021 11:06 AM (bTQ72)

273 And you know why you get outsourced tech support? People pissed that they can't get 24 hour support. Guaranteed you will wind up outsourcing that. There aren't enough calls to make it worth the money. And people will not consider tech support when they decide where to get service.

And for the record, if there is an outage, don't call up and ask how long it will take to resolve it. No one knows that. It depends on the problem and how easy it is to fix.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (5HBd1)

274 Hell on earth - a picture of a mass COVID cremation in India:

https://tinyurl.com/2r3t8vyz

Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (VJsqe)

275 262 254 Anyone still think we're voting our way out of this? I said from the beginning that they will never let this go.

I foresee major shut downs... During the 2022 voting seasons
Posted by: I



everybody needs to relax

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (BRQzG)

276 I have never heard anyone say anything nice about
Ft. Polk. It really must suck. I have heard a guy call it "Ft. Puke,"
though, which made me laugh.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 11:03 AM

I did my 8 weeks of Infantry training there after Boot Camp, it sucked. I remember we were having a Regimental inspection one day in November and they made us paint the grass green because it was all brown and dead. It looked like a mini golf course when we got done.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (JUOKG)

277 tribal signaling, garbage statistics, clickbait headlines and

"gotcha" arguments as to be utterly devoid of any real knowledge,

rational discussion, understanding or wisdom.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 20, 2021 10:27 AM (Xwt96)

Forget Covid, you just described the entire culture.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (H8QX8)

278 Muldoon, I gave up on it months back (December 2020?) myself. I wouldn't say the garbage stats or gotcha idiocy is symmetrical or universal, however. That's the point.

For lack of a better word, "Leviathan" was/is the one throwing out all amassed wisdom and actual science on ILIs and epidemics - not the "critics". To this day - Ordinary American waay up in the thread made this point, stealing my own thoughts - no major public figure has openly directly and doggedly challenged the baseless nature of almost all "policies" and responses.

DeSantis and Co. being the sole exception. Noem refused to go along from outset, I think. A handful of other governors - a tiny handful - broke out early, like in GA.

Correlation does not = causation. Where there is *no* correlation, whatever, *causation is excluded*. And this is what one sees, without variation, with "policies" and infections/hospitalizations/mortality.

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (OTzUX)

279 Related, Macron is finished in France. He will lose the next election.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 20, 2021 11:02 AM (7oxUC)

Well, he just cost France a fair number of tourist dollars. Chez Dildo has scrapped its plans for a Paris --> Normandy --> Paris trip because of France's chaotic rules and on-again, off-again Wuhan flu crap.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (Q9lwr)

280 And you know why you get outsourced tech support? People pissed that they can't get 24 hour support. Guaranteed you will wind up outsourcing that. There aren't enough calls to make it worth the money. And people will not consider tech support when they decide where to get service.

***

Lots of Americans are in for a rude awakening when they realize they're not the only people who can do their job from home.

Thanks, COVID!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (6Y/Rl)

281 254 Anyone still think we're voting our way out of this?

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Then then we'll sue our way out of this!

/At least we control the SCOTUS, 6 conservatives to 3 ... hah, I kill me.

Posted by: ShainS at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (ju1Fz)

282 NOOD rayciss Hasbro

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (wAnMi)

283 Once upon a time I wanted to see New Orleans. You've talked me out of it.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 20, 2021 11:08 AM (cSyAR)

284 I foresee major shut downs dring the 2022 voting seasons
Posted by: It's me donna at

Deep State doesn't want to kill the golden goose.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 20, 2021 11:09 AM (kHwSu)

285 Isn't Kamala the ultimate super spreader?
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (cSyAR)

More of a Super Sucker.

Posted by: J. Edgar Hoover at July 20, 2021 11:10 AM (G3mjg)

286 CBD, I never said it was evil. I actually tried to keep emotionally-laden verbiage related to the treatment out this morning. But if we're just going to go straight to putting words in people's mouths...

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at July 20, 2021 11:10 AM (wqvnb)

287 Anyone still think we're voting our way out of this? ------------------------- Yes, I think we will. I think conservatives (for lack of a better word - patriots maybe) will win the day. Eventually.

Posted by: SH (Non-Elite) at July 20, 2021 11:10 AM (sX1BW)

288 It's been interesting, on Twitter, to ask people if they think that putting infected people into nursing homes is a good idea. they have no response to it, because anyone can see that it's a very bad idea. Yet governors did exactly that. And that is a fact that Twitter can't erase away.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 11:10 AM (5HBd1)

289
I'll let you in on a little secret: Jackson Square has moved to Freemont Street in Las Vegas.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021 10:59 AM (2SdPm)


Fremont St in Vegas has always been like that. Even when the city tried putting lipstick on that pig, it still remains Fremont St.

Posted by: Justsayin' at July 20, 2021 11:11 AM (Fs5vw)

290 . . . During one morning, pleasantly not hung over, I visited Jackson Square. Wow, what a freak show. A couple of decades later it appears that Freemont Street imported Jackson Square acts.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021


***
If you walk downriver in the Quarter, away from the Square and Canal Street, the area is still somewhat residential and resembles what it was like when I was a boy in the mid-'60s before the hippie invasion. That's still a pleasant stroll (in daylight -- I wouldn't go there after dark).

There are far too many areas in town, though, that have been either ridiculously over-gentrified, or have devolved into war zones. I don't drive around for fun any more.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:11 AM (/XOcP)

291 The bicycle girl was Viola Brand, from Stuttgart

(in German)
https://youtu.be/gvSLojH14so

Posted by: t-bird at July 20, 2021 11:11 AM (CTJwJ)

292 Once upon a time I wanted to see New Orleans. You've talked me out of it.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 20, 2021


***
A safer decision. It's historic, right enough. But is it worth the trip? Dunno.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:12 AM (/XOcP)

293 Joe - not saying martial law is off the table, just saying if they want lockdowns that is what will be required to do it a second time. Strong majority in the US is done and not going back into lockdown willingly.

As for France, Macron is toast. Election is coming soon and he's in the 30s. Le Pen won't be allowed to win, but Macron will lose.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at July 20, 2021 11:12 AM (7oxUC)

294 ..New Orleans is... different than it was before the hurricane. It's probably coincidental and it's like every other interesting place that locusts ruined and it's just the timing seems Katrina-related, but it's still almost like you can draw a line on the calendar of when it changed.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - how are the door to door vaccine injectors keeping the chemical at -94F? at July 20, 2021 10:49 AM (6Y/Rl)


Hurricane Ike in 2008 was cathartic for Galveston. The storm effectively destroyed 100% of the slum housing "projects", and about 80% of the substandard, crime-attractant junked houses, shacks and other slumtastic repositories of the drug addled criminal underclasses. The residents thereof, who subsequently fled to Points North such as LaMarque, Hitchcock and Texas City.

Crime rate in Galveston plummeted to historic lows, and ran rampant in those Points North communities in ways theretofore, unseen.

Hurricane Ike flushed Galveston's toilet, but only sent the turds inland.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2021 11:13 AM (QzJWU)

295
I remember we were having a Regimental inspection one day in November and they made us paint the grass green because it was all brown and dead. It looked like a mini golf course when we got done.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (JUOKG)

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LOL. I recall a story, maybe apocryphal (but I doubt it, it fits), that when the Ceausescus would travel in winter, Romanian Army units would lead them, painting the trees green.

Related, and definitely true: Nicolae, like most Communists, despised the Churches. But he also had to live in reality, and knew that Romania couldn't and wouldn't tolerate a total suppression.

So this nutcase demolished a big tract of Bucharest along his motorcade routes, jacked up the ancient churches on the way, moved them back a block and set them back down, and then erected apartment blocks in front of them so he wouldn't have to see them from his car.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2021 11:13 AM (JN3xP)

296 Fremont St in Vegas has always been like that. Even when the city tried putting lipstick on that pig, it still remains Fremont St.
Posted by: Justsayin' at July 20, 2021 11:11 AM (Fs5vw)
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When my wife and I first went to Las Vegas, we stayed at the Golden Nugget, and, Fremont street was okay, Yeah, the usual panhandlers, etc., but, the outright freak show didn't start until later.

Mob run Las Vegas was classier than the current corporate run Las Vegas.

Yeah, I might be a tad older than 29.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021 11:14 AM (2SdPm)

297 Whoops!

TheDeadpool @JoshD0110
Imagine the surprise.
You decide to rob a gas station in Texas, only to discover the clerk is the 5 time Sri Lankan MMA champion.

Posted by: SMOD at July 20, 2021 11:15 AM (RHGPo)

298 Hell on earth - a picture of a mass COVID cremation in India:

https://tinyurl.com/2r3t8vyz
Posted by: 496 at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (VJsqe)


An awkward place for a streaker.

Posted by: WeBoned! at July 20, 2021 11:15 AM (8k7U7)

299 I don't count "it was an op!" and "China did it!" and "it's just the flu!" as the counterparts to Fauci and the CDC and seemingly the entire public health machine.

Sweden's chief epidemiologist, the four experts who started the "Declaration", independent medical and data scientists, others - they've been pointing out the science-free or extremely dubious nature of it all since almost the beginning.

Anyway, as Muldoon says it's largely a desert of tribal signaling and poor argumentation etc. But in that desert there have been lush oases from the start (of course many of them suppressed and harassed, a lovely totalitarian touch).

Posted by: rhomboid (OTzUX) at July 20, 2021 11:15 AM (OTzUX)

300 And for the record, if there is an outage, don't call up and ask how long it will take to resolve it. No one knows that. It depends on the problem and how easy it is to fix.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 20, 2021 11:07 AM (5HBd1)

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"Hello, this is Sam in Mumbai ... what is your query?

Okay, first, is grid plugged-in? Great, next, have you tried to reboot your grid? Did you recently change your password? ..."

Posted by: ShainS at July 20, 2021 11:15 AM (ju1Fz)

301 I asked the scariest questions here except for the eternal hell parts.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 20, 2021 11:16 AM (H3kOD)

302 There are far too many areas in town, though, that have been either ridiculously over-gentrified, or have devolved into war zones. I don't drive around for fun any more.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 20, 2021 11:11 AM (/XOcP)
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Back when I was there, this was pre Katrina, the going advice was: taxi to and from the French Quarter. Do not stray outside the Quarter.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 20, 2021 11:16 AM (2SdPm)

303 261 Isn't Kamala the ultimate super spreader?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 20, 2021 11:05 AM (cSyAR)

After all, she is Willie Brown's bratwurst bun.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 20, 2021 11:17 AM (N39Ws)

304 VAERS is essentially a self-reporting database. None of the data are investigated. And when hundreds of millions of people are getting a vaccine, it is a 100% certainty that some of them are going to die. Whether those deaths are connected to the various vaccines is not clear.
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Trends matter. It isn't capturing everything and doesn't cover all side affects, but what is striking is how much covid data departs from the data trends over the past decade.

Posted by: Drc at July 20, 2021 11:34 AM (vbaSG)

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