House and Senate Democrats Are So Serious About the Coronavirus Threat... That They Want to Take Away The President's Ability to Impose Travel Restrictions During Epidemics

So serious.


House and Senate Democrats are responding to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States by supporting measures to effectively strip President Trump of his authority to impose travel bans to protect American citizens.

While Trump has implemented travel bans on China and Iran -- two of the most coronavirus-affected nations in the world -- House Democrats are looking to roll back the president’s authority to enact travel bans from regions of the world.

The “No Ban Act,” introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and co-sponsored by 219 House Democrats, would have prevented Trump from immediately implementing a travel ban on China once the outbreak of the coronavirus spread past its origins of Wuhan.

Instead, the No Ban Act would have allowed travelers from Wuhan to continue to arrive in the U.S. while the president received guidance from Congress.

"This bill imposes limitations on the President’s authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementing such restrictions," a summary of the legislation reads.

Below, some twitter reactions to the media's obvious efforts to stir up a coronavirus panic.

WARNING: These statements have not been verified by Noted Infectious Disease Expert Doctor Guy P. Benson, Ph.D., nor by his team of virology researchers at his world famous Swiss clinic. So the status of the below claims is "Unknown" at the moment.

7 Nancy Pelosi:

- Tried to sneak FISA reauthorization into original ChinaVirus funding bill

- Delayed passage of that bill to run ads against Republicans on Super Tuesday

- Tried to sneak abortion funds into new virus funding bill

Yet Trump is the one politicizing the virus?
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Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:03 PM (q80AH)

2 Yes, it is true.
We are dealing with a bunch of goat fuckers.

Posted by: SMOD at March 12, 2020 04:04 PM (3aI0K)

3 Not first

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 12, 2020 04:04 PM (WEBkv)

4 Wow, read the content and got top 5.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 12, 2020 04:04 PM (WEBkv)

5 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (Zz0t1)

6 House Democrats want you dead. Period.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (Zz0t1)

7 Nancy Pelosi:

- Tried to sneak FISA reauthorization into original ChinaVirus funding bill

- Delayed passage of that bill to run ads against Republicans on Super Tuesday

- Tried to sneak abortion funds into new virus funding bill

Yet Trump is the one politicizing the virus?

Posted by: SMOD at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (3aI0K)

8 Sponge!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (TdMsT)

9 Welp. They just closed public schools here (Henrico County VA) for at least 2 weeks.

Posted by: Bat Chain Puller at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (dB+c3)

10 Damnit read the content then scrolled down.

Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (Zm+LZ)

11 I believe Benson is a patient at the Swiss clinic, not a doctor, and the clinic is for Milquetoast Syndrome and obesity.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (YslsA)

12 7 Nancy Pelosi:

- Tried to sneak FISA reauthorization into original ChinaVirus funding bill

- Delayed passage of that bill to run ads against Republicans on Super Tuesday

- Tried to sneak abortion funds into new virus funding bill

Yet Trump is the one politicizing the virus?
Posted by: SMOD at March 12, 2020 04:05 PM (3aI0K)

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We barely even know about this.

What do you think the knowledge of this in the general electorate is?

What would it be if Nancy were a Republican?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (q80AH)

13 You know how the Left always accuse you of what they are up to.

I've long said that was the purpose of "Russian Disinformation".

Because the Left are awash in Chinese Disinformation and have been distributing it for longer than you'd care to think.

Posted by: ... at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (c3Hg2)

14 Theres nothing that skeletor lying traitor could ever say that isn't an outrageous lie.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (YxML+)

15 "Would have". Does that mean this didn't come up for a vote?

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (X7cnY)

16 Isn't too late for the Chinese to start pointing the finger at US w any semblance of credibility?

Posted by: EveR at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (ZZDMQ)

17 Norm McDonald opines:


"It's morally wrong for me to do stand-up and cause strangers to possibly become sick. And now, with this virus, it seems even more wrong. I'm postponing my next two gigs, but am hopeful a vaccine comes that protects us all from Tom Hanks Disease (THD)."

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (/1HGa)

18 16 Isn't too late for the Chinese to start pointing the finger at US w any semblance of credibility?
Posted by: EveR at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (ZZDMQ)

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You could say that about the media's efforts to paint Trump as a Russian stooge even after his efforts to expand American energy production.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (q80AH)

19 I hate these people.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (prSvo)

20 Sponge! On a stick!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (l4C/z)

21 Those congressional fucks are fucking fuckers.

*spit*

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (aS1PU)

22 So, the US is gonna burn down the barn to kill the rats


but the rats will survive

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (rpxSz)

23 Ah yes, Richard "Stolen Valor" Blumenthal.

Of course he's available to comment.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (WEBkv)

24 I'll worry about this virus when people start ACTING like they're scared, not just signaling that they are.

Buying a ton of TP isn't acting scared. Robbing a pharmacy for surgical masks, hijacking Amazon delivery trucks and searching for supplies... THAT'S acting scared.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (EgtOT)

25 That's Judy Chu (D-Chinese Asset).

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (q41Tt)

26 And Bernie called for Congress to take over control of the crisis.

Posted by: teh wind at March 12, 2020 04:08 PM (fVZkX)

27 And, as another moron just said, this will all go away once a Democrat is in power again.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 12, 2020 04:08 PM (l4C/z)

28 Democrats are turning this into a bloodbath for the country- and it's deliberate. Their presidential candidates,w ho barely have a pulse, are attacking a president who has handled this very effectively. The Democrats in Congress put together a package of garbage in a bill today that is a wish list of all their most ambitious political goals- having nothing to do with the coronavirus outbreak at all.

One thing Americans have learned is that when the chips are down, Democrats will doink the citizens in the ass and give illegal immigrants a drivers license.

In all my years in the markets, I have never seen such mayhem and uncertainty created by people who are allegedly Americans. This is an absolute disgrace, and I never thought I would live to see this day.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 12, 2020 04:08 PM (VpIIl)

29 Blumenthal is one creepy dude. He just looks weird.

Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)

30 This is going to be the all out last gasp of the donkey-commies, the deep state commies, and the chi-commies to stop American and Donald Trump.
It is disgusting beyond words.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 12, 2020 04:09 PM (pw+jk)

31 I guess in this era of technology

the hand sign guy is there for the deaf and dumb

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:09 PM (rpxSz)

32 Our Sri Lankan kid just texted me that UGA is cancelling classes March 16-29. No online classes available.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:09 PM (ptqGC)

33 {{{{{Ladyl}}}}}

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (Zz0t1)

34 Democrats and the MSM are at minimum domestic enemies and, in truth, domestic terrorists. At what point will they be rounded up and deported to China?

Posted by: cornbred at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (A751K)

35 If Trump really was the Literally Hitler! that the left accuses him of being, he would have used this panic as an excuse to declare martial law, close down the media, start rounding up the opposition... I'm starting to see an upside here.

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (Izzlo)

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (/1HGa)

37 I'm re-watching The Stand for tips.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (q41Tt)

38 Mass has been cancelled by the Archdiocese. During LENT.

wow

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (d7Ww2)

39
And, as another moron just said, this will all go away once a Democrat is in power again.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you.

It won't last that long.
And, let's just say this is a crafty American Op to
#1 weaken China in the world's eyes
#2 make it less an attractive "partner" in the future
#3 bring production of key products back home...
Would you say it'd be worth it?
Just spit-ballin' here.

Posted by: MarkY at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (i022r)

40 29 Blumenthal is one creepy dude. He just looks weird.
Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:09 PM (ZLI7S)

Kurt says that thru the gloryhole, he looks sorta ok

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (rpxSz)

41 Welp. They just closed public schools here (Henrico County VA) for at least 2 weeks.


Posted by: Bat Chain Puller--
Chesterfield(VA) says closing tomorrow, reopen Mon. We'll see.

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't need snowshoes at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (veJcn)

42 Well, fuck my fellow citizens.

I just had to spend 45 minutes looting the Food King because they're all losing their fucking minds and making runs on food.

Tell me, why are they buying cleaning products? Are they going out and cleaning public places? If they're cleaning their own homes,

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (oVJmc)

43 Some guy named DiBlasio making a big deal out of signing something unconstitutional for some city up North.


Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (wwuka)

44 Many of the more conspiracy-minded people around here have been expecting/predicting an "event" to tank the market and try and hurt Trump in 2020. I'm just saying.

Posted by: ... at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (c3Hg2)

45 No sports, no theater, no parades, no .. anything.

It's gonna be an interesting few months.

Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (ZLI7S)

46

Some joker on Fox business calling for Trump to initiate a "Manhattan Project" on Corona, calling in Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others to make sure everyone has a corona test kit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (aKsyK)

47 We have only begun to start over-reacting. Just wait, it gets even better!

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (X+a7J)

48 If not completely a Chinese concoction, it would be a bit ironic if this had been cooked originally in the Canadian lab and PT could blame Justin.

Posted by: EveR at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (ZZDMQ)

49 If they're cleaning their own homes, they've probably already been exposed if the virus is there.

(Damn keyboard hits 'post' on it's own!)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (oVJmc)

50 Scum

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (KNsKs)

51 Market crash now worst since 1987, during Reagan's tenure which guaranteed Dukakis winning the election.


What?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (+dsLj)

52 TDS is real and it's world fucking wide.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (Zz0t1)

53 When one really thinks about this, Paul Ryno was the author of the give donkey-commies control in the HOR. It has turned out spectacularly... bad.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (pw+jk)

54 welp, I say, since the Democrats are preaching the proactive mantra.... let's cancel the National Elections until next year, so Trump remains president until the crisis is solved...only way to be sure, right?

/s

Posted by: Anne Marie Young at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (tfCQg)

55 ladyl!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (KP5rU)

56 I'll worry about this virus when people start ACTING like they're scared, not just signaling that they are.

Buying a ton of TP isn't acting scared. Robbing a pharmacy for surgical masks, hijacking Amazon delivery trucks and searching for supplies... THAT'S acting scared.
Posted by: Washington Nearsider, LOL, get fucked at March 12, 2020 04:07 PM (EgtOT)

That's a great summation.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (YxML+)

57 I no I tend toward the taciturn, doomy gloomy thing.

But there will be blood.

Josh Painter quote

I say: don't look now, but our number one global nemesis just "accidentally" unleased a designed virus from a bio weapons lab, in the middle of an election year, to tank our economy and install a friendly president - Joe Biden, because Trump was kicking there ass on trade and the cannot hold out for another 4 years. You don't think this is out of hand already?

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (akXrM)

58 It's the Wu Flu. Accept no substitute names.

Posted by: Inspector Kemp at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (+DS2f)

59 Blumenthal can play Skeletor without makeup

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (KNsKs)

60 Heart disease kills someone every 18 seconds and I don't see anyone buying up and hoarding all the vegetables and gym memberships.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (KxVoZ)

61 35 If Trump really was the Literally Hitler! that the left accuses him of being, he would have used this panic as an excuse to declare martial law, close down the media, start rounding up the opposition... I'm starting to see an upside here.
Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (Izzlo)

Can we do this? I'm liking the sound of this.

Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (Zm+LZ)

62 45 No sports, no theater, no parades, no .. anything.

It's gonna be an interesting few months.
Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (ZLI7S)

"No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women, no fun, no sin, no you no wonder it's dark."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (l4C/z)

63 This guy HAS to be one of us! Behold, the rare AR-14, Wuhan Flu model:

https://tinyurl.com/vxzw2rg

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (ptqGC)

64 There is no first amendment right to yell "Fire" in a crowded building. That is EXACTLY what the media is doing.

Posted by: An Observation at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (jCDa9)

65 16. Plenty of time when the MFM will back you 100%.

Posted by: Picric at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (9u8cp)

66 A great boomerang on the Democrats would be if we were to treat EVERY flu season like this, so as to save the elderly. Be a little more considerate, wash hands more, try not to cavalierly infect people- and ban travel from freaking China each winter!

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (1+J19)

67 make sure everyone has a corona test kit.--
Make mine a case.

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't need snowshoes at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (veJcn)

68 The Democrat party has realized they can crash the market by shutting down the country. After 3 days of staying home and doing nothing, people will start to get antsy, and the whole thing just will dissolve away.

Posted by: Chris M at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (eAZVt)

69 What this panic is doing to the economy

will be devastating to the kids of this country

that argument is valid for climate change

but not for this

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (rpxSz)

70 I just had to spend 45 minutes looting the Food King because they're all losing their fucking minds and making runs on food.

***********

City Market is out of toilet paper here. My ass is seriously in trouble.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (+dsLj)

71 Some WHO Doc on Fox.com said 80% of the people that do get the virus will have a mild illness. JFC people need to cool their tits.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (TNy/K)

72 So the status of the below claims is "Unknown" at the moment.

Wanted to say that was wrong, but "claims" is part of a prepositional phrase. So "is" seems to be the correct verb.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (Dhht7)

73 Sometimes I really have to sit and think....


If I didn't have a TV or internet... If none of my friends or colleagues had TV or internet... would I have ANY clue about any of this daily barrage of bullshittery and nonsense going on?

Does any of this ridiculous shit directly affect me?

What would I know?

"Hey, my taxes are a little bit better. Neat."

This virus?

"Oh, I heard so-and-so got a bad cold. That's a shame." "Yeah, it's going around, whatever it is".

These ghouls that call themselves "journalists" really and truly create a universe out of whole cloth for the people to consume, and then we pick our Supreme Dictator (i.e. President) based on literally negative information.

It's sad, infuriating, and hilarious, all at the same time.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (FOGOI)

74 51 Market crash now worst since 1987, during Reagan's tenure which guaranteed Dukakis winning the election.


What?
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:12 PM (+dsLj)

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And this is tied to an event completely out of Trump's control which will contain quickly. Not that it's exactly out of control now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (q80AH)

75 I believe Benson is a patient at the Swiss clinic, not a doctor, and the clinic is for Milquetoast Syndrome and obesity and erectile dysfunction.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2020 04:06 PM (YslsA)


FIFY

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (00fXp)

76 Tell me, why are they buying cleaning products? Are
they going out and cleaning public places? If they're cleaning their
own homes,

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (oVJmc)

I was wondering the same thing. What's up with the run on lysol and bleach? They've been out of wipes as well. I mean, I guess if you've got kids... But since it's mostly airborne, clean surfaces aren't going to help.
TP, food, things like that I can see if you're flat on your back for 2-3 weeks it'd be nice to not have to go out. But I just don't see deciding you're so sick you can't sleep so you might as well get up and clean the bathroom.

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (8B6Ng)

77 No sports no parades no motorcars, not a single luxury...

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (KxVoZ)

78 Trump is going to beat their asses. The stakes look higher now, the obstacles taller, but he has this way of rising to an occasion.

Posted by: ... at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (c3Hg2)

79 Ohio schools closed for 3 weeks starting Monday.

Baseball season delayed at least two (probably more since they stopped spring training).

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (hCN+D)

80 I repeat...just imagine what flu season is going to look like in the future.


Flu Season 2021?
Flu Season 2022?
Flu Season 2030?

We gonna do all this crazy shit every year forever ?


Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (wwuka)

81 60 Heart disease kills someone every 18 seconds and I don't see anyone buying up and hoarding all the vegetables and gym memberships.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (KxVoZ)

ur a h8r

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (rpxSz)

82
Some WHO Doc on Fox.com said 80% of the people that do get the virus
will have a mild illness. JFC people need to cool their tits.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2020 04:14 PM (TNy/K)


No kidding. And a doc said many people have had it and were totally unaware.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (ptqGC)

83 Chavez!

I can't think of a single intelligent thing to say.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (TdMsT)

84 It's sad, infuriating, and hilarious, all at the same time.
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We're all living out Catch-22.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (bUmw0)

85 I've made the critical error of reading comment sections on news sites that are not the comment section here at AoSHQ.

There ARE actually people who are too stupid to breathe out there. No other explanation as to the brain dead crap they post (here's looking at you, Daily Mail commenters).

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-now with MOAR TP!) at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (ZSD25)

86 There is no first amendment right to yell "Fire" in a crowded building. That is EXACTLY what the media is doing.


And Bernie "WWII-level Casualties" Sanders.

Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (wwuka)

87 Can we do this? I'm liking the sound of this.
Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (Zm+LZ)

he could have the majority of congress and the entire judiciary thrown in a dungeon, permanently, and I wouldn't do much more than smirk at this point.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (FOGOI)

88 83: me either.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (KP5rU)

89 Does any of this ridiculous shit directly affect me?

What would I know?


"What in the fuck?! Where is all the toilet paper?"

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2020 04:16 PM (1+J19)

90 Those of us who spend most of our free time reading books probably won't notice the lack of sportsball.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2020 04:17 PM (YslsA)

91 Didn't see a nood call, not saying it wasn't called

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 04:17 PM (ZCEU2)

92 61 35 If Trump really was the Literally Hitler! that the left accuses him of being, he would have used this panic as an excuse to declare martial law, close down the media, start rounding up the opposition... I'm starting to see an upside here.
Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2020 04:10 PM (Izzlo)

Can we do this? I'm liking the sound of this.
Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 04:13 PM (Zm+LZ)
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Might as well not let this crisis go to waste.

Posted by: cornbred at March 12, 2020 04:17 PM (A751K)

93 It's the Wu Flu. Accept no substitute names.
==================
I was liking "Kung-Flu."
You're the boss, Inspector.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:17 PM (7Fj9P)

94 Anything Orange man does the Democrats want to do the opposite

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 04:17 PM (ZCEU2)

95 Don't be surprised by the extremity of the freakout. The war is real. The kinetics will be brutal.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (PwMYk)

96 But I just don't see deciding you're so sick you can't sleep so you might as well get up and clean the bathroom.

I laughed. That's one of the reasons I like this place.
Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (WI7YS)

97 Why, it's almost - almost - like the president had explicit and plenary statutory authority* to limit or deny entry to anyone to the US for national security purposes, under existing law - else why would Congress need to modify this?

And yet, the "judiciary" flagrantly ignored the law, and interfered with this president's clear and completely lawful actions to protect national security, based on common sense and intel analysis about risk assessments for people from failed-state hotbeds of terrorism.

And disastrously, the DOJ did anything other than deliver a nukyler ass-blistering lecture to the "courts" and repudiate their lawlessness.

* there's a whole 'nuther serious question about whether the president has inherent authority to close/control borders as part of his national security authorities, apart from statutory authorization

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (El6T/)

98 Didn't see a nood call, not saying it wasn't called
===================
We were hoping you wouldn't notice.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (7Fj9P)

99
Some joker on Fox business calling for Trump to initiate a "Manhattan Project" on Corona, calling in Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others to make sure everyone has a corona test kit.



Or a $100K car that blue-screens-of-deaths before it catches fire.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (oVJmc)

100 i'll miss the racing.sportsball, zero fucks. never watched any of it before.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (KP5rU)

101 It's going to be hilarious when Nancy Pelosi contracts the Wuhan Flu.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (fCjIg)

102 Didn't see a nood call, not saying it wasn't called

Posted by: Skip--
Gotta say:WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Posted by: FrodoB,
because hobbits don't need snowshoes at March 12, 2020 04:18 PM (veJcn)

103
There is still TP available around here, they haven't started panic buying (although some stores have stacks of TP right out in front), but they've cleaned out the disinfecting wipes.

None to be found anywhere.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 12, 2020 04:19 PM (rCwaK)

104 I kind of like "Whoo Hoo Flu" which I named after "Awhoo Flu" the guy who keeps changing his nic.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2020 04:19 PM (WI7YS)

105 Have stated while maybe not planned by China, wasn't stopped by them unleashing it unto the world on purpose.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 04:19 PM (ZCEU2)

106
So the chinese are saying the US Army brought it to Wuhan, and then...what, let it spread itself back to the USA??

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:19 PM (WH4v7)

107 I will say that the virus is doing wonders for my fake internet points.

My review of Contagion is the "most helpful" on the IMDB, and that's entirely because I coincidentally reviewed it a few weeks before the virus thing exploded in real life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:19 PM (q80AH)

108


We gotta slow this down man, Joe Biden can't keep up with what people are tryin to tell him to say!!!

Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at March 12, 2020 04:20 PM (lg/F7)

109
Can we say chinks?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:20 PM (WH4v7)

110 We gonna do all this crazy shit every year forever ?




Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (wwuka)

It's not the flu. If it was a different flu strain, thems the breaks. It's some sort of Chinese modified virus. No one is exactly sure what it does or if it will mutate. Simply slowing the spread is the goal.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2020 04:20 PM (q41Tt)

111 Well, UGA just shut down for the 2 weeks after Spring break (which is this week).
This is currently at the top of the list of the most stupid, dumbass things I have ever been through.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 12, 2020 04:20 PM (E3FAu)

112 If you aren't afraid of mediaflu2019 you will be after watching this flu primer.

https://youtu.be/mAB-hSPmzjk?t=74

Posted by: 13times at March 12, 2020 04:21 PM (K3B2k)

113 > At what point will they be rounded up and deported to China?

Too expensive. Tickets for half a helicopter ride would be a lot cheaper.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 12, 2020 04:21 PM (tLWGd)

114 It's going to be hilarious when Nancy Pelosi contracts the Wuhan Flu.
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High risk group

Alcoholic Septuagenarian.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:21 PM (SNX+Q)

115 Just saw a portion of the Biden speech. The problem: He's got the same speechwriter as Obama. It's even more vapid and Chauncey the Gardener-esque with Biden saying it.


Come November, the guy is going to be Capt. Fuckin Pike

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at March 12, 2020 04:21 PM (Ozpxd)

116 106 No doubt the Democrats will back up that story....

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:21 PM (KNsKs)

117
The Japs used to be cruel and ruthless, but they had a code of honor.

Chinese have no honor. They act like Iranian muslim scum.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (WH4v7)

118 I think the progs real problem was this peaked too soon. What will they be talking about 4 weeks from now? China has already said their cases have topped out and are declining. The speed of the news cycle is killing them. They need another sooper storm Sandy Nov. 5th.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (7Fj9P)

119 Nothing a $15/hour minimum wage wouldn't fix.

Or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (Jegd5)

120 Are these idiots incapable of realizing #OrangeManBad has read their book and is making them dance the Crazy Polka? One almost feel sorry for them.

Posted by: Not really at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (foYLY)

121 Deblasio says it's time to call a state of emergency in New York. These people want a complete panic and stampede.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, getting ready for direct fire at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (XN+73)

122 "...while the president received guidance from Congress."

Guidance.

Heh.

Yes, Mr. Trump, you can't do anything but please do get back to us on the day of the inauguration of the next president and we'll tell you to GFY once again.

That legislation should have VETO stamped all over it and Trump should have another primetime talk with the nation explaining just how serious the Democrats are and how this isn't ALL about politics against OrangeMan.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (6eEQ+)

123 Well, UGA just shut down for the 2 weeks after Spring break (which is this week).

This is currently at the top of the list of the most stupid, dumbass things I have ever been through.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 12, 2020 04:20 PM (E3FAu)


Yeah, our Sri Lankan student is there and just texted me. He's kinda gobsmacked.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (ptqGC)

124 Trump's campaign is out with a response to Slow Joe's speech. Nice to see Trump is not going to pull any punches.

https://tinyurl.com/r429ud9

Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (ZLI7S)

125 NCAA just cancelled the entire college basketball tournament.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (dSAQa)

126 1. We are lucky to have President Trump during any virus pandemic

2. A large chunk of the country do NOT deserve to have President Trump and should move to China right now

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (G546f)

127 Good day to buy stock.

Did Biden ever speak? I mean, as much as he's capable of it.

Posted by: pep at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (T6t7i)

128 One case in a NYC school and he's calling for a suspension of your civil rights.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, getting ready for direct fire at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (XN+73)

129

I'll bet my left nut pelosi will be using a military plane to travel home.

The president needs to end that shit now.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (WH4v7)

130 I look for more high-profile cases like Forrest Gump and his wife to suddenly hit the news just as it starts to decline.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (KxVoZ)

131 Corporate political media hate you, they hate the country, and they will
stop at nothing to reclaim power to rule over you. If that means
destroying the economy via a panic they helped incite, all while running
interference for the communist country that started it, so be it.




100% agree

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (aPvIU)

132 Can we say chinks?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:20 PM (WH4v7)

Yes because I don't care anymore. The Chinese infected us willingly or through their incompetence with a wonderful new disease and they should pay for it.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (q41Tt)

133
All Democrats fly commercial!

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (WH4v7)

134 They're cancelling EVERYTHING.

Weekend Color Guard competition, cancelled. School districts are talking about extending Spring Break for an extra week.

Students that travel overseas are required to stay home 14 days before returning to school.

We've lost our everloving minds.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (Zz0t1)

135
We gonna do all this crazy shit every year forever ?


Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (wwuka)

Only until a Democrat is in office.

Posted by: ... at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (c3Hg2)

136 NCAA just cancelled the entire college basketball tournament.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (dSAQa)


A certain brick-thrower hardest hit.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (ptqGC)

137 The Japs used to be cruel and ruthless, but they had a code of honor.
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Now all they do is fap to tentacle porn and do weird dances, while not reproducing.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (7Fj9P)

138 I know this isn't great for Trump, more than the virus itself. The economy is going to be the problem because I can't imagine everybody staying home with the windows boarded up is going to be good for the economy.

That being said at some point it's going to die down, the economy will rally (probably before November) and then you have the Democrats still all-in on open borders somehow?? I can't believe they haven't backed off of that. The Democrats are also likely to oppose any sort of popular ideas Trump throws out there like payroll taxes and they won't have a good explanation why they oppose them.

Posted by: Joe Biden's campaign manager at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (xTMev)

139 I think the progs real problem was this peaked too soon. What will they be talking about 4 weeks from now? China has already said their cases have topped out and are declining. The speed of the news cycle is killing them. They need another sooper storm Sandy Nov. 5th.

*********

Have to agree, last time they did this it happened in September before the election, just in time to ensure an Obama win.

There is no way they can beat S&P to zero and keep it there before the election.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (+dsLj)

140 Well, UGA just shut down for the 2 weeks after Spring break (which is this week).

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How is that going to affect summer courses? Or do the kids just get to pay for X number of days of instruction without them being fulfilled by the people they hired?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (Jegd5)

141 Chinese have no honor.

They actively steal everything.

And then get offended when you catch them doing it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (Boy/L)

142
Just saw a portion of the Biden speech. The problem: He's got the same speechwriter as Obama. It's even more vapid and Chauncey the Gardener-esque with Biden saying it.


Come November, the guy is going to be Capt. Fuckin Pike
Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal


And in January, president John Gill.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (aKsyK)

143 We gonna do all this crazy shit every year forever ?




Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (wwuka)

It's not the flu. If it was a different flu strain, thems the breaks. It's some sort of Chinese modified virus. No one is exactly sure what it does or if it will mutate. Simply slowing the spread is the goal.
===
Youre both right

Its not the flu. And we are going to do it every year. Except we'll a vaccine eventually.

Its a cold virus, modified. It'll be back. Eventually. Mutated. It'll be part of the shot every year.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (g3nQ/)

144 Yes!

They will criticize the President for not doing enough, soon enough,

And punish him by taking away the authority to do what he did do.

Hey, so if travel bans, ie countrywide quarantines are bad. Then quarantines must be bad as well?

So, can we get a few Wuhan types to go visit Congress?

Note, average age of the House? 57. Senate? 61.

With the 'Leadership' being some of the oldest.

Posted by: Romeo13's Zombified Corpse at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (NgKpN)

145 118 I think the progs real problem was this peaked too soon. What will they be talking about 4 weeks from now? China has already said their cases have topped out and are declining. The speed of the news cycle is killing them. They need another sooper storm Sandy Nov. 5th.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (7Fj9P)

========

I said this a few weeks ago.

They needed something to hurt Trump. Everything discovered or engineered has completely collapsed.

A new virus pandemic happens to come along, and they latch onto it like nobody's business. They didn't control the timing, they just took advantage of something when it came along.

Assuming this doesn't become a huge thing for months on end, it'll peter out before the Democratic National Convention. It won't attack the fundamentals of the economy for more than a few weeks and the economy will recover. The perception won't be that Trump bungled the economy, but that the economy reacted to a major global event.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (q80AH)

146 May be a good time to go long on defense stocks ... I mentioned earlier I would like us to start exercising carrier groups close to Chinese territory while deploying B-52s to Andersen (Guam). We should start poking the Dragon.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (DY3v8)

147 Biden's announcement had all the naturalness of being read by text-to-speech software.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (oVJmc)

148 NCAA just cancelled the entire college basketball tournament.

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You got your wish for equality, WNBA.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (Jegd5)

149

I feel like I'm watching a really bad 70s disaster movie and the whole time I'm thinking this plot line is really stupid but somehow it's real

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (aPvIU)

150 134 They're cancelling EVERYTHING.

Weekend Color Guard competition, cancelled. School districts are talking about extending Spring Break for an extra week.

Students that travel overseas are required to stay home 14 days before returning to school.

We've lost our everloving minds.
Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (Zz0t1)

===========

On the plus side, this does mean that the virus should stop spreading sooner.

Yes, it's probably an over-reaction, but it will also end the spread faster.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (q80AH)

151 Brave Sir Robin: "They need another sooper storm Sandy Nov. 5th."

Not to worry. We can write fiction and use our distribution channels (aka the MFM) in our sleep.

We have entire libraries of content ready to go. It doesn't even need to make sense.

Posted by: Progressives at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (6eEQ+)

152 The Democrats: not only pro-crime, but pro-disease also.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (7p0Hn)

153 Went back and looked twice and didn't see a nood call

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (ZCEU2)

154 The problem will be a complete lack of accountability for the media. The Democrats will likely reap a bit of what the sowed, although their immediate future didn't look real bright before Wuhan flu went DEFCON V. But the media will escape unscathed. And that's a freak'n crime.

Posted by: PacosMojo at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (BuiC1)

155 FUCK THE DEMOCRATS WITH A RUSTY BARBED WIRE VIRUS LADEN MOLTEN PINEAPPLE IN THE ASS SIDEWAYS.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (0OmEj)

156 >>> The perception won't be that Trump bungled the economy,


Not if we have anything to say about it !!

Posted by: MSM at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (sZaoP)

157 125 NCAA just cancelled the entire college basketball tournament.
Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (dSAQa)

Madness In March

Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (kjNk2)

158 willowed

n added bonus for the Left is that a devastated stock market will cull a lot of smaller investors. Downward mobility is always a good thing for the promotion of a dependent class. Small fry with some money get uppity ideas.
Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:21 PM (bCLt0)

Excellent point.

Watch when the media starts asking in polls "Who do you trust to better run the economy? Republicans or Democrats?"
If more choose the Democrats, that means they are worried and want freebies.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (CqE5x)

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (bCLt0)

159 Chinese have no honor.

They actively steal everything.

And then get offended when you catch them doing it.
=====
TBF

Communism absolutely kills any culture of honor in every place it rules.

It's what they have to do to survive.

Communism is hell on earth.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (akXrM)

160 Can't wait until summer, when Trump will be blamed for a slow response to sun burns. Months wasted while people suffer!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (b0PgQ)

161 Swiss clinic? I thought it was the Des Moines clinic.

Posted by: ModernMajorGeneral at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (meYKW)

162 So in a fake crisis, stupid rules, I guess.

Posted by: Case at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (EYKgr)

163 I'll bet my left nut pelosi will be using a military plane to travel home.

The president needs to end that shit now.
===================
Remember when Trump cancelled the House junket to Europe or whatever? They had film of them getting off of the bus? My G*d that was funny! Lil' Adam Schitt had mascara running down his rosy cheeks.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (7Fj9P)

164 NCAA just cancelled the entire college basketball tournament.

Hate it for the players and fans.

Hate it significantly less for CBS.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (Boy/L)

165 The 38 deaths in the USA due to Corona is about equivalent to a three day weekend in Chicago.

Posted by: jrgdds at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (/hI8i)

166
This is like the most massive super awesome nation-wide school shooting the Democrats could only dream about.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (WH4v7)

167 Did Biden ever speak? I mean, as much as he's capable of it.
Posted by: pep at March 12, 2020 04:23 PM (T6t7i)

He mumbled something about temporary hospitals and ORANGEMANBAD! and how he was going to beat up the virus like it was CornPop.

Then he shit his pants.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-now with MOAR TP!) at March 12, 2020 04:27 PM (ZSD25)

168 Went back and looked twice and didn't see a nood call
Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (ZCEU2)


It's the new effort to fool the trolls.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:27 PM (Zz0t1)

169 These Democrats are going to look like idiots when Europeans are dropping like flies.

Posted by: Mark1971 at March 12, 2020 04:27 PM (xPl2J)

170 Asking for a friend - when the day of the face colander comes, do we deal with the cuckees or the cucks first?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (b0PgQ)

171 You know how you can label a flash drive, a floppy disc [in the old days], or a hard drive?

One of my clients labeled the hard drive on which they keep their documents, 'The D'.

Trying my utmost not to crack HQ-worthy jokes about this setup.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (ykYG2)

172 These people are fucking evil

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (sFvyF)

173 Employer is "stress-testing" to have as many people as possible work at home tomorrow. Of course, I'm stuffed in a SCIF with a dozen co-workers, so no teleworking for me.

Fkn donks and the cuckqueens screeching "xenophobia!!! OrangManBad!!!! reeeeeee!!!!" is beyond infuriating. Quarantining people from disease hot-spots is a time-honored practice.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (00fXp)

174 The Democrats: not only pro-crime, but pro-disease also.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:25 PM (7p0Hn)

Pro-crime, pro-disease, pro-pedo, pro-gulag, pro-Moloch.

No redeeming qualities.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (J+mig)

175 Assuming this doesn't become a huge thing for months
on end, it'll peter out before the Democratic National Convention. It
won't attack the fundamentals of the economy for more than a few weeks
and the economy will recover. The perception won't be that Trump bungled
the economy, but that the economy reacted to a major global event.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (q80AH)


While I don't think this is going to go away in a week or two, it's very likely the warm weather will solve the issue, with spring being right around the corner. Damn you global warming!

Posted by: clutch cargo at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (8B6Ng)

176 As a friend of mine opined, people are going insane with fear about Covid 19, but then they are running as a giant herd to grocery stores and big box stores to buy TP, food, etc. and stand in line with crowds.

The stupidity of this situation is more frightening than the pandemic.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (dSAQa)

177 Im in a conundrum because Id like to buy a house, but the market presents an opportunity.

Buy a house now (or soon), or invest where I keep my money in equity and wait a year, in which case I could I could have more cash for a down payment and get a better house?

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (+dsLj)

178 We gonna do all this crazy shit every year forever ?


Posted by: deplorable unperson -To Mars! at March 12, 2020 04:15 PM (wwuka)

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Only when a Republican is in office.

Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (RU4sa)

179 175 While I don't think this is going to go away in a week or two, it's very likely the warm weather will solve the issue, with spring being right around the corner. Damn you global warming!
Posted by: clutch cargo at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (8B6Ng)

==========

It's in the 70s in the Lowcountry today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (q80AH)

180 Aw hell. I'm just going to go about my life and try to not get caught up in the mania. Not time to start packing. Yet.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (bCLt0)

181 Asking for a friend - when the day of the face colander comes, do we deal with the cuckees or the cucks first?

Kristol.

9:00 AM, Monday morning.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (Boy/L)

182 Tulsi says eat more coffeecake

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (rpxSz)

183 And then get offended when you catch them doing it.

dictionary definition of an Honour / Shame Society, as opposed to the Guilt Society we share in the West.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (ykYG2)

184 Our Sri Lankan kid just texted me that UGA is cancelling classes March 16-29. No online classes available.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:09 PM (ptqGC)

Tell him to demand refund of his tuition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (miJU3)

185 Can't wait until summer, when Trump will be blamed for a slow response to sun burns. Months wasted while people suffer!!


The fact that he was restricting travel from China before anyone ever heard of this will count for nothing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (oVJmc)

186 I'd say something about Democrats, but I'd rather not get banned.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (l9m7l)

187

btw, don't call it Hollywood, anymore

Call it Harveywood.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (WH4v7)

188 Our company president keeps sending out e-mails crowing about how we were ahead of the curve because we've been fully work-at-home for almost 4 years now.

It does help that we're all used to it and know what we're doing as far as communications and all.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (KxVoZ)

189
Italy's foreign minister has said the severe restrictions brought in as a result of the coronavirus are a way to defeat it.




Luigi Di Maio told the BBC the measures imposed in the first area of the outbreak were proving effective.




Two
weeks after the first 10 towns in northern Italy were declared a "red
zone" and put under lockdown, he said they had no new infections.






This then served as a model to tighten measures across the country.




Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (aPvIU)

190 Remember when moscow mitch mcconnell vowed to make obama a one term president? What goes around comes around. Sabatage works both ways!

Posted by: raimondo at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (evg16)

191 Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:22 PM (ZLI7S)

That is a good response. Thx for posting a link, Jack.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (WI7YS)

192 Nowhere near the destruction of the swine flu and that didn't shut jack shit down. Not just in Owebama's America. NOWHERE.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (Zz0t1)

193 Maybe us we tell the left that the Chinese sent the virus over here on blankets they'll stop loving China so much.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (5v15w)

194 Judy Chu represents the Chairman Mao constituency.

Posted by: klaftern at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (RuIsu)

195
This just in:

Patient Zero has ben discovered.

It's Rosie, Queen of Corona.

She also gave it to Julio.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (T09ml)

196 Hi it's me again.

Posted by: National Divorce at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (AXS9h)

197 if hilldog was president, we wouldn't be having this discussion

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (d7Ww2)

198 146 May be a good time to go long on defense stocks ... I mentioned earlier I would like us to start exercising carrier groups close to Chinese territory while deploying B-52s to Andersen (Guam). We should start poking the Dragon.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 12, 2020 04:24 PM (DY3v

Or, we restructure taxes to make it a benefit to manufacture in the US, and make our economy self sufficient.

And let China self implode because our wealth is no longer propping up their flawed system.

Posted by: Romeo13's Zombified Corpse at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (NgKpN)

199 tomorrow will be a real bloodbath in the market

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (rpxSz)

200 The MBB tourney is the NCAA's biggest/only real money maker. It will be interesting to see how the approach getting a bailout.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (JRaU+)

201 It's in the 70s in the Lowcountry today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, trapped in a fish bowl with Terry Gilliam screaming at a hamster to run at March 12, 2020 04:29 PM (q80AH)


76 and sunny here in Slowvannah. Supposed to be 80 tomorrow. No cases reported in Chatham County so far.

But not a roll of toilet paper to be had in the stores. Unreal.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (ptqGC)

202 Retardo has arrived

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (KNsKs)

203 195
This just in:

Patient Zero has ben discovered.

It's Rosie, Queen of Corona.

She also gave it to Julio.
Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM (T09ml)

No wonder they closed the School yard

Posted by: Romeo13's Zombified Corpse at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (NgKpN)

204 Shit, if they tell me I have to work at home, I'll just point out I don't do much work when I'm in the office anyway.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (xfb67)

205 raimondo-- a funny clown, or a sad clown?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (oVJmc)

206 Well, the panic buying has hit my area. Sams and Walmart have absolutely no toilet paper, paper towels, kleenex of hand sanitizers.


Just yesterday everything was fine but for whatever reason this morning everyone went bat $hit infvckingsane.


I knew something was wrong went I went to Sams this morning and had to park 200 yards away. Usually on Thursday morning hardly anyone is there.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (JUOKG)

207 Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) is from San Gabriel Valley. So now I get it! Heavily Chinese district. Responding to donors, no matter what country they are loyal to.

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (qlTN9)

208 @199 ... today...wasn't a bloodbath?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (DY3v8)

209 Who shit?

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (Zz0t1)

210

This is mass hysteria fueled by social media and the 24 hour news cycle.

It mirrors some of the Twilight Zone episodes about this. Remember the ones where the aliens found out all they had to do to take over was screw with the population a little bit, scare them, and in the resulting panic, they'd kill themselves off?

Or the bomb shelter episode?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (rCwaK)

211 Talked to my broker today. Funny thing. He called me. Don't want to share his take. We ARE buying, some, though.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (bCLt0)

212
I'm not sure, but I think I'm the first to come up with
Harveywood.

Weinstein was a huge figure in Harveywood.
By my quick and dirty math, he made a third of the biggest movies in the last 25 years.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (WH4v7)

213 189, Yep, its like epidemiology is a science or something. It's like magic.

Posted by: whig at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (EUDB2)

214 What's sabatage?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (xfb67)

215 raimondo, I hear that a 12-gauge works wonders for clearing those sinuses.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (ykYG2)

216 Maybe us we tell the left that the Chinese sent the virus over here on blankets they'll stop loving China so much.


Pff. They'll say we deserved it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (oVJmc)

217 Is this where I'm supposed to feel sympathy for the NCAA even though they attacked North Carolina for trying to keep cocks out of the women's restroom?

Posted by: Mark1971 at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (xPl2J)

218 El Centro airshow cancelled, so won't be able to bring you the first Blue Angels' review of the year, as usual. And now the AHL has of course followed the NHL, so no hockey game tomorrow.

But if the rain's not too bad, still hopes for an action rifle shootin' match Sunday morning.

And meanwhile looks like I'll have plenty of indoor time to trim the 30 carbine brass.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (El6T/)

219 One of my clients labeled the hard drive on which they keep their documents, 'The D'.

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No joke, you should probably accidentally set his home page to the HQ.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (Jegd5)

220 Went to Walmart after work. What a zoo. Most of the cleaning products were gone. Employees had carts all over the place trying to restock. Customers running into things. All the toilet paper was gone except for the one ply which is what my husband insists we use. So yay!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (dUJdY)

221 State of Maryland just announced all schools closed for 2 weeks starting Monday so they can Lysol all of the things.

Given kids, they really should be doing that anyway regularly.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (ZGrMX)

222
tomorrow will be a real bloodbath in the market



Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM

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I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (JUOKG)

223 NCAA just cancelled the entire college basketball tournament.

Hate it for the players and fans.

Hate it significantly less for CBS.
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Poor Dayton.
Once in a lifetime. Number one seed. Playing first rounds in Ohio (cleveland).

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (C6xeQ)

224
Shit. God damn. I don't own a baseball bat, but I'm thinking I might need one.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (Oamcv)

225 I bet video chat and screenshare sites like Skype and Zoom are having a boom time right now. Both with all the people working at home, and with folks who want to visit without going out in public.

We use Zoom at work. I should see if you can buy stock.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (KxVoZ)

226 So Biden's response and alternative to combatting corona is:

"Calling the virus foreign is racist."

"Let's put a committee together to talk about it."

Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (+dsLj)

227 This is treason. Straight up.

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (xmKbk)

228 Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) is from San Gabriel Valley. So now I get it! Heavily Chinese district. Responding to donors, no matter what country they are loyal to.
Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2020 04:31 PM (qlTN9)


40% of government is loyal to China.

Diane Feinstein had a straight up SPY on her payroll for 20 years. Nothing Happened.

That USED to actually get someone to act and investigate.

Not anymore.

Posted by: Sponge at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)

229 Hey Dems,

Go Impeach yourselves!

Posted by: justasheep at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (L9Eia)

230 All the toilet paper was gone except for the one ply which is what my husband insists we use.


That's divorce-able.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (oVJmc)

231 We ARE buying, some, though.

Posted by: tubal


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No kidding. Look at those PE ratios.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (YslsA)

232 Folks, buy a bidet add-on. They are cheap, make you very clean, and toilet paper usage will go down 80%+. or even 100% if you want.

Posted by: SamIam at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (oasF3)

233 All the toilet paper was gone except for the one ply which is what my husband insists we use.

Jewells, not that it's any of my business, but you need to leave.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (Boy/L)

234 It's Rosie, Queen of Corona.

me and julio down in the graveyard

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (rpxSz)

235 deplorable unperson -To Mars!:
"Flu Season 2021?
Flu Season 2022?
Flu Season 2030?

We gonna do all this crazy shit every year forever?"


Depends on how many decent aerial views of coastal sharks can be had.

And if The Fonz can jump them.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (6eEQ+)

236 I love Norm MacDonald comedy.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (r+sAi)

237 Remember when moscow mitch mcconnell vowed to make obama a one term president? What goes around comes around. Sabatage works both ways!

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Holy crap, are Democrats openly admitting to working with foreign nations to unleash biological agents onto American soil because they're upset that they lost one election?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (Jegd5)

238 Bidets make you French.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (b0PgQ)

239 tomorrow will be a real bloodbath in the market



Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:30 PM

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I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.
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We won't get so lucky. They'll suspend trading.

If it does go south of 20,000 - good time to buy for long termers. Markets will rebound well above that in a year or so.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (C6xeQ)

240 So, can we get a few Wuhan types to go visit Congress?

Meetings of 250 or more banned.

How many are in the House? 435.

Quarantine the Democrats, just as a precautionary measure. I hear Gitmo is lovely this time of year.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (7p0Hn)

241 Wondering when someone is going to reference the old chestnut about "yelling fire in a crowded theater" with respect to the MFM's fear mongering. Seems to me that if there are reasonable restrictions on the 2nd, abusing the 1st this way should carry a penalty.

Posted by: cornbred at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (A751K)

242 Some joker on Fox business calling for Trump to initiate a "Manhattan Project" on Corona, calling in Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others to make sure everyone has a corona test kit.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (aKsyK)

What goddamn use is a test kit, other than to compile statistics?

1. You don't have it. Then avoid crowds, and stay healthy.

2. You have it, but are unsymptomatic. Same thing applies.

3. You have it, and have symptoms. Get treatment for the symptoms.

4. You had it and got over it. Go to 1.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (miJU3)

243 No more Disneyland. Mickey and Minnie got fumigated.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (DY3v8)

244 You don't need to buy a bidet add-on if you already have a sink and a little flexibility.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (xfb67)

245 All the toilet paper was gone except for the one ply which is what my husband insists we use.

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Septic tank?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (Jegd5)

246 Wiping out smaller investors will thrill the Left Overlords.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (bCLt0)

247 This whole thing - China lying and covering up about the virus for weeks, the Dems and the MSM gleefully using this to hurt Trump even if it kills people, the stock market tanking for no reason, the bedwetting panic by LIV - just has me so enraged. I need to log out tonight and read something funny or I'm going to stroke out.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (gaFth)

248
I'm not going to fight morbidly obese land whales at the store for asswipe. I'll get singles for a five before I do that.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (Oamcv)

249 Disinfectant wipes are gone as of this afternoon. There's still water and TP, but I didn't check hand sanitizer.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (rCwaK)

250 He says the one ply is easier on the sewer pipes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:35 PM (dUJdY)

251 You know what I'm getting sick of, pun intended, this exhortation to "listen to the SCIENTISTS!!!","Listen to the EXPERTS!!!!."

Scientists are not G-ds, they are not infallible and they are Guess Workers in White Coats.


And this shit has now become a political Gotterdamerung so everything must be viewed through that perspective.


I want these bastards made to suffer for what they have done.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (FVrDO)

252 My hobby is running, and I do a lot of races. I ran a marathon in Myrtle Beach last weekend, no problems. No one caught the Wu Flu. The LA Marathon also went off without a hitch.

Every race that I know of has been cancelled this weekend, including races that are about 100 people out in the desert in Utah.

Boston Marathon has been postponed until the fall.

Run the Bluegrass in Kentucky in 3 weeks is about to announce cancellation/postponement.

NYC half marathon this weekend cancelled.

The runners are pissed. 90%+ of the comments I'm seeing are outrage because their travel plans have been tossed messed up by this.

And I run a FB group of runners with over 45K in it, so I see a LOT of comments.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (WafOK)

253 Pelosi is such a piece of shit. The initial bill she tried to get passed by the Senate contained funding for abortions so of course it would never pass.

That crazy old bitch can't be gone fast enough.

Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (ZLI7S)

254 226 So Biden's response and alternative to combatting corona is:

"Calling the virus foreign is racist."

"Let's put a committee together to talk about it."
Posted by: Two Weeks From Being An Incel at March 12, 2020 04:33 PM (+dsLj)

That's pretty much it. These people are fucking insane. They think some central committee of having experts having a meeting = problem solved in a perfect way that won't lead to any inconvenience or hurt feelings.

It's cargo cult thinking.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (J+mig)

255 The Sciatica ad quality on this here blog is trending the wrong direction. Be Better, Sciatica Ad People.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (sjdRT)

256 I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (JUOKG)

when it hits bottom

it will sag another 10%

this is known

18K bottom

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (rpxSz)

257 Oh, and Pelosi is apparently worried that Chinese Americans will experience discrimination because of this. Ya know, just like all of that "backlash" that Muslim Americans suffered after 9/11.

If the left didn't have a low opinion if Americans it wouldn't have any opinion at all.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (5v15w)

258 Toilet paper doesn't scratch pvc or iron sewer pipes. He's not very bright.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (b0PgQ)

259 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2020 04:34 PM (miJU3)

But if Orange Bad, and Man Bad, then Orange Man Bad.

Why do you suck so bad at Science?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (FOGOI)

260 Bidets make you French.
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Do gyros make you Greek?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (7Fj9P)

261 I would think you'd still need to wipe your ass after using a bidet. Even if it's just water. But it's still butt water, and you wouldn't want to use like a regular bath towel and then re-use it, would you? So you'd still need tp.

I'm thinking way too much about this bidet business.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (KxVoZ)

262 I need to log out tonight and read something funny or I'm going to stroke out.

I watched some Seinfeld at lunch.

Will probably go with that and Britcoms tonight. I am pissed right now.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (Boy/L)

263 The 38 deaths in the USA due to Corona is about equivalent to a three day weekend in Chicago.
Posted by: jrgdds at March 12, 2020 04:26 PM (/hI8i)

Aint that the truth.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (YxML+)

264 Folks, buy a bidet add-on. They are cheap, make you very clean, and toilet paper usage will go down 80%+. or even 100% if you want.
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A "power washer" for your butt? Seems a bit much.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (C6xeQ)

265 Jane D'Oh.
Go to the ajc.com for the story, this was due to Brian Kemp pushing the button and overriding the USG. This morning, the USG was saying schools would remain open. Death in GA at Kennestone (Cobb Cty) apparently triggered reversal.

Posted by: grumpy whig at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (EUDB2)

266 Willowed
Trump will learn tomorrow whether the Brazilian leader he shook hands with @ Mar-a-lago has the coronavirus, the leader's top aide tested positive.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (wiXsO)

267
I can tell you one thing that's driving TP madness.

Lady YD isn't very concerned about Coronavirus. She thinks it's just the usual hype and craziness we've come to expect from our faggoty media.

But she knows that OTHERS are taking it seriously and making a run on TP - and she doesn't want to be caught flatfooted without toilet paper for her family.

So today, she went and bought a bunch in case the Virophobes get it all first. It's a feedback loop.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (AzW6q)

268 Idiotic TP thing finally apparent here - but just today, first time. Seems like other parts of the country freaked out much earlier.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (El6T/)

269 Wiping out smaller investors will thrill the Left Overlords.

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Yep. Their wealth isn't as satisfying if everyone else has it, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (Jegd5)

270 I thought I saw a promise from Trump to veto this one.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (XzVUd)

271 That's pretty much it. These people are fucking insane. They think some central committee of having experts having a meeting = problem solved in a perfect way that won't lead to any inconvenience or hurt feelings.

It's cargo cult thinking.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism

I saw that scene in Chernobyl!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (G546f)

272
The left will probably start a rumor that the president wants "internment camps."

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (WH4v7)

273 Toilet paper doesn't scratch pvc or iron sewer pipes. He's not very bright.

I'll be sure and pass your opinion of him on. Thanks.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (dUJdY)

274 State of Maryland just announced all schools closed for 2 weeks starting Monday so they can Lysol all of the things.

Given kids, they really should be doing that anyway regularly.
Posted by: Ian S. at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (ZGrMX)

Probably means Virginia isn't too far behind.

Posted by: Mainah at March 12, 2020 04:38 PM (/X580)

275 "It mirrors some of the Twilight Zone episodes about this."

The monsters are due on Maple street, and they are us.

Posted by: no one in particular at March 12, 2020 04:38 PM (Jhqq9)

276 I need to log out tonight and read something funny or I'm going to stroke out.

--

Discworld is a lot of fun. A huge series, too, so if you enjoy it there's something like 30 other books after the first one.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:38 PM (Jegd5)

277 He says the one ply is easier on the sewer pipes.

I....ummm....errr....

Oh boy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:38 PM (Boy/L)

278 Keep President Trump in your prayers
That he may stay healthy

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 12, 2020 04:38 PM (G546f)

279 Toilet paper doesn't scratch pvc or iron sewer pipes. He's not very bright.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


If water isn't flowing into the house, turds aren't flowing out.

Just sayin.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:39 PM (CigxG)

280 Some joker on Fox business calling for Trump to initiate a "Manhattan
Project" on Corona, calling in Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others to make
sure everyone has a corona test kit.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (aKsyK)



All this over an illness with a fatality rate of about 3.5% (based on known cases) and most of those are the elderly with other health issues and somehow it's being treated like the bubonic plague

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:39 PM (aPvIU)

281 Joe Biden doesn't think it's a good idea to close borders, thus, *I* don't think it's a good idea to close borders.

BRB, there's another Daily Kos c*ck coming through to suck.

Posted by: Empty AssRena at March 12, 2020 04:39 PM (LhK3i)

282 273 Toilet paper doesn't scratch pvc or iron sewer pipes. He's not very bright.

I'll be sure and pass your opinion of him on. Thanks.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (dUJdY

I guess that sounded worse than I intended. Sorry. But toilet paper doesn't do anything to sewer lines.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:39 PM (b0PgQ)

283 Lets send all the Coronavirus victims to the HQ of the DNC

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 12, 2020 04:39 PM (wGqjj)

284 I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:32 PM (JUOKG)



when it hits bottom



it will sag another 10%



this is known



18K bottom


Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM

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If that happens I might just move half of our TSP (401k) from the G fund to the stock fund. It should rebound nicely by next year when the wife retires.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (JUOKG)

285 So the same House Democrats who wanted to overthrow the government and nullify the Constitution love the Country so much that they want to erase its borders and redistribute the wealth to globalist entities

We want to trust them with a Pandemic.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (uYQjf)

286 I've seen raw sewage far more often than I'd like to, but there's no visible paper. TP denigrates in water.

Paper towels, on the other hand will plug the shit out of your pipes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (xfb67)

287 266 Willowed
Trump will learn tomorrow whether the Brazilian leader he shook hands with @ Mar-a-lago has the coronavirus, the leader's top aide tested positive.
Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (wiXsO)

What I'm hoping is that Trump is such a germophobe (and was even before this corona crap) he's been disinfecting his hands everytime he shakes hands with someone.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (d6Ksn)

288 He says the one ply is easier on the sewer pipes.

I....ummm....errr....

Oh boy.
Posted by: Circa


2 ply please. My asshole is more tender than a sewer piper.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (CigxG)

289 Do gyros make you Greek?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 202

++++

Cheese steaks make you a South Philly Italian.

Posted by: Mr. Trashbag, Shoggoth and Eater Of Toes at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (T09ml)

290 277 He says the one ply is easier on the sewer pipes.

my turds are always multiply

Posted by: REDACTED at March 12, 2020 04:40 PM (rpxSz)

291
I need to log out tonight and read something funny or I'm going to stroke out.

========

Same here, but before you do, consider this for the complete stroke-out:

When this whole thing goes THUD, the fear-mongers and race-baiters will take credit for our successful evasion of total civil collapse despite Trump's utter lack of any response whatsoever.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 04:41 PM (G51Gf)

292 America looked like it had almost figured it out, but alas, it seems we could not escape the Iron Law of Human History:

Everything sucks, all the time, because people are fucking stupid.

Seriously.

Name one period of history anywhere in the world that wasn't made night on intolerable because people are fucking idiots?

"Hey, let's start a new country based on the premise of people leaving each other the fuck alone!"

NEWP!

Embrace the suck, fuckos.

(/eeyore)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 12, 2020 04:41 PM (FOGOI)

293 FWIW, there are special pieces of equipment designed to shred large pieces of wood and small pieces of metal that come down the sewer lines. That two-ply ain't much to worry about.

Now if he's concerned about the pipes from the house to the street, I can appreciate that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - WE'RE ALL GONNA BUY!!! at March 12, 2020 04:41 PM (Jegd5)

294 I have learned to hate Dems with the heat of a thousand suns.
Despicable.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2020 04:41 PM (axyOa)

295 Well, my kids youth soccer league has just suspended practice and games. School can't be far behind.


I hate Dems and MSM worse every day, which I never thought possible.

Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:41 PM (MxEKc)

296 278 Keep President Trump in your prayers
That he may stay healthy
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 12, 2020 04:38 PM (G546f)

I am. Pence too.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V at March 12, 2020 04:41 PM (d6Ksn)

297 The other thing the Rational Thinkers cleaned out at WalMart:


The big boxes of Ramen Noodles. I'm sure the individual packages will go quickly now.

But hoorah, the magic healing power of CHINESE NOODLES will certainly keep you as safe as the people of Wuhan.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (oVJmc)

298 I like that people equate "Manhattan project" with some bright business guys, rather than the stellar scientists that actually did it.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (JRaU+)

299 I've seen raw sewage far more often than I'd like to, but there's no visible paper. TP denigrates in water.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe


Invest in gold or silver. Never anything that disintegrates in water.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (CigxG)

300 You don't need to buy a bidet add-on if you already have a sink and a little flexibility.
=================
I supplement my post #2 cleanup w/unscented baby wipes whenever retiring at home. Most hotels offer individually sealed makeup remover wipes as part of their kit; I nab those and keep a small inventory for sanitary travel use.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (7Fj9P)

301 But toilet paper doesn't do anything to sewer lines.

Well whatever, maybe I didn't explain it well. When we used the thick stuff like Charmin or something else it didn't flush well and we ended up having to plunge the damn toilet to get it down. Switched to one ply and never had that problem again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

302 How do they keep stepping on their dicks? They're winning this one. The president has done everything reasonably possible and the press is painting him as an uncaring, racist mass murderer and doing so with some success.

Why would the Left decide to piss in their own punchbowl but publicly trying to hamstring him on an effective action that has already been taken? It doesn't make any damn sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (I2dne)

303 Trump will learn tomorrow whether the Brazilian leader he shook hands with @ Mar-a-lago has the coronavirus, the leader's top aide tested positive.

Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive, I saw on the Twatters.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (ZGrMX)

304 He says the one ply is easier on the sewer pipes.



Not if you wind up using twice as much.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (oVJmc)

305 liars gotta lie. Hookers gotta hook. Strippers gotta strip.

Posted by: Little Brian at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (9xzJW)

306
I got a fun question watching this movie my wife put on:

So if Cuba Gooding can't make serum from the monkey fast enough for Dustin Hoffman to save Rene Russo, can he just shoot monkey blood in her mouth to save her?

I will accept answers from epidemiologists or those that always wanted to pretend to be an epidemiologist.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (r+sAi)

307
Not that I think it'll happen, but if Trump gets Coronavirus, will we get a bunch of coronavirusgood articles?

I bet we will.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (AzW6q)

308 Well, I guess I'll be binge watching all those TV shows on my DVR. I still haven't finished 'Gotham' and there are several other TV shows that are just sitting there taking up space. Instead of racing and golf, I'll be watching 'mah stories'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (MVR7y)

309 Ramen noodles are garbage food. Carbs and salt. Empty calories.

Not saying they're not tasty on occasion, but as survival food they're worthless.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (KxVoZ)

310 Blumenthal talks like such a faygaleh that I think Liberace is still alive.

Posted by: avi at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (kSq2k)

311 Last time 2008 the market tanked I rode it out. I didn't put new money in for years and diverted investment money into paying off my then 7 year old house. Paid it off in 2012. Then recovered from dip all on its own.

All these flus pass...as do market crashes. Really life must go on.

This time I'm buying at the bottom.

I think oil will do great. Electric cars will get crushed as oil gets
cheap. Just be patient.

Posted by: torabora at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (Y274z)

312 I like that people equate "Manhattan project" with some bright business guys, rather than the stellar scientists that actually did it.

And one obsessive son of a bitch: Leslie Groves.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (Boy/L)

313
I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

=======

Just curious, is tomorrow a good day to pump another $5k or so into my Vanguard funds?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (G51Gf)

314 Doesn't help that the man shits about 6 times a day.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (dUJdY)

315 Democrats liberals now hate republicans conservatives as much they have always hated them. The hand of reason has been withdrawn. Thanks to moscow mitch and the tea party.

Posted by: raimondo at March 12, 2020 04:44 PM (evg16)

316 Speaking of plague can you get this Avenatti slime out of our jail?

Posted by: Manhattan Jail Rats at March 12, 2020 04:44 PM (Hgb3D)

317 It's like we are in an abusive relationship.

Maybe we can get a restraining order against these mfers that are trying to kill us or ruin us.

If you vote for a Dem in the general election, you can just fuck right the fuck off.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 12, 2020 04:44 PM (XF4b8)

318 Use 1 ply tp. Learn to get in touch with yourself.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (CigxG)

319 301 But toilet paper doesn't do anything to sewer lines.

Well whatever, maybe I didn't explain it well. When we used the thick stuff like Charmin or something else it didn't flush well and we ended up having to plunge the damn toilet to get it down. Switched to one ply and never had that problem again.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)

You on septic, by any chance?

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (bCLt0)

320 Dems aren't war planning this very well. Their primary base is blue haired boomers with lots of money. The same people that will be dying by the thousands here shortly. If they like money and power, they'll figure that out quickly and change their tune

Posted by: Little Brian at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (9xzJW)

321 Doesn't help that the man shits about 6 times a day.


Maybe he could streamline things if he just ate the toiler paper.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (oVJmc)

322 Oh, this thing (bill) is veto-dead-meat, without question. With zero chance of over-ride.

Which does nothing to repair the damage done by the judiciary 3 years ago. Oh and BTW, it's even worse than you think.

Inferior courts have repeatedly defied SCOTUS (which upheld the "ban", which of course was actually a suspension, and therefore was completely vitiated in its impact by the delay in enforcement) by issuing new injunctions with the laughable rationale that the cases in question were "different", even though they engaged exactly the same presidential authorities.

Even the forms of constitutional, lawful, good-faith governance are no longer affected by the judiciary, and of course the elected Dems.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (El6T/)

323 Not that I think it'll happen, but if Trump gets Coronavirus, will we get a bunch of coronavirusgood articles?

I bet we will.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (AzW6q)
++++++++++
Nah, just a bunch of "silver linings" articles. Like we're seeing already regarding things like Teh Environment (silver lining: polluting air travel is down).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (I2dne)

324 268 Idiotic TP thing finally apparent here - but just today, first time. Seems like other parts of the country freaked out much earlier.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:37 PM (El6T/)


But we can still get tulip bulbs, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (YqDXo)

325
I have never even seen 1-ply outside of a correctional facility. Where do you buy it? From Bob Barker?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (AzW6q)

326
313
I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

=======

Just curious, is tomorrow a good day to pump another $5k or so into my Vanguard funds?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (G51Gf)

Next week might be better.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (bCLt0)

327 all these talking heads keep using the term "EPICENTER"
It didn't occur 5 miles below Wuhan

Posted by: avi at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (kSq2k)

328 Smart people would hoard up on densely packed canned meat products or canned products with a lot of meat in them such as roast beef hash.

Peanut butter, any other legumes, any nuts, dried fruits. Tuna. Jerky.

Those things make sense. Water and ramen do not.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (KxVoZ)

329 Can we bring back the phrase "calm yo tits"? Because that is what exactly needs to happen.

The tits in the media and twatters: currently not calm.

Posted by: LizLem at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (hvf9s)

330 The Sciatica ad quality on this here blog is trending the wrong direction. Be Better, Sciatica Ad People.
Posted by: Muad'dib at March 12, 2020 04:36 PM (sjdRT)



I never knew scapulas could make me feel funny in my man place.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (axyOa)

331 The university will make another decision later for Summer semester. Also, it appears that UGA is telling just the students not to return to campus; faculty and staff will be back Monday. So either we are inherently non-contagious or the grey beards are expendable.

Posted by: Brunnhilde at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (E3FAu)

332 Why does the new surgeon general look like Everett C. Koop?

Is there some sort of cloning going on?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (yL25O)

333 Some toilets are just plungers. In that case, I suggest the double or multi flush method.

It's saved my from embarrassment on more than 1 occasion.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (xfb67)

334 Everything sucks, all the time, because people are fucking stupid.
====
The good news is... you aren't here to fix the world. You are here to fix yourself, and help out your immediate neighbors.

The world is like high school. You pass through it. While you do, it screws with you, and you adjust, or not.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (C6xeQ)

335 301 But toilet paper doesn't do anything to sewer lines.

Well whatever, maybe I didn't explain it well. When we used the thick stuff like Charmin or something else it didn't flush well and we ended up having to plunge the damn toilet to get it down. Switched to one ply and never had that problem again.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:42 PM (dUJdY)


Ah. Yes, different problem. These low flow toilets clog very easily. They sell better low flow toilets now that flush with more power.

Thank the EPA and the government. Brainiacs. They deduced that you flushing once with 2.5 gallons of water was bad. Now you flush twice with 1.5 gallons to get your bowl to actually clear.

your government at work.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (b0PgQ)

336 Jewells, do you guys have lo-flow toilets?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (G546f)

337 313
I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

=======

Just curious, is tomorrow a good day to pump another $5k or so into my Vanguard funds?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (G51Gf)

Pretty much no one can predict very short term price movements. Equity indexes are cheap now and will likely recover with the panic fading. Whether it is better to buy tomorrow or in one week and so on is anyone's guess.

Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (Zm+LZ)

338 These people are fucking evil
Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 12, 2020 04:28 PM (sFvyF)
***********
I despise the Dems/MSM more than ever.
I will never, ever forgive them.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (wiXsO)

339 The Monsters Come out on Maple Street or something like that was the Twilight Zone episode.They make a street turn against one family as a demonstration ow they can turn humanity against each other and than just walk in and take over.

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (KNsKs)

340 Smart people would hoard up on densely packed canned
meat products or canned products with a lot of meat in them such as
roast beef hash.



Peanut butter, any other legumes, any nuts, dried fruits. Tuna. Jerky.



Those things make sense. Water and ramen do not.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (KxVoZ)

Cows.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (88+cf)

341 Trust me, I'm a red-blooded 'merican and I get the reluctance but you won't regret getting a bidet. Kung-fu virus aside.

I even gifted the parents in Florida one and my curmudgeon of a father liked it.

Posted by: SamIam at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (oasF3)

342 The sperm has gone thin...we are all a bunch of weinnies ( well not us here ) now. Everything cancelled.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (PUnue)

343 How its made TP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z74OfpUbeac
indispensable invented after the Sears Catalog
mighty wide rolls

Posted by: DaveA at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (FhXTo)

344 My MiL has a load of money and is super stingy. She has Scott TP in her bathrooms.

I've learned to bring my own Charmin to her house.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (ptqGC)

345 Dems luvz then some coronavirus. Think of all the new permanent Dem voters it will create.

Posted by: cornbred at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (A751K)

346 I have never even seen 1-ply outside of a correctional facility. Where do you buy it? From Bob Barker?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:45 PM (AzW6q)

---

Anyone who's ever served in the military knows 1-ply.

Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (RU4sa)

347 Maybe he's just some CDC guy. But he has to be related to Koop somehow.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (yL25O)

348 Ramen noodles with Manwich is ok.

Posted by: klaftern at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (RuIsu)

349 Looking on the bright side, jacking off and eating your boogers boosts and strengthens your immune system.

Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (5d01U)

350 WOPR-ette just came back from the grocery store. She said people are buying stuff like mad. However, everyone is calm and keeping a distance. So, I wouldn't call this panic. Also, she stocked up on TP over two weeks ago just to keep the stock up.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (q41Tt)

351 Love crunchy Ramen and dried peas.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (DY3v8)

352 I like that people equate "Manhattan project" with some bright business guys, rather than the stellar scientists that actually did it.

Business guys are good at delivering stuff.

But without scientists, engineers, etc. they'd have nothing to deliver.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (YqDXo)

353 263, This is an exponential curve. Expect the death rate to increase from anywhere to 5-10 percent a day during the next week or so. Death rate will roughly double at 8% avg in about nine days. We probably have from projections anywhere from 10-20k cases (officially less than 1500) and each of these will infect others so mebbe 40-50k cases by mid part of next week depending on R0 and seasonal variable as well as local measures to slow down transmission.

Europe is farther along the curve than we are (about 10k diagnosed) and have tightly constrained medical facilities. Expect maybe 50-100 k diagnosed cases by the end of the weekend depending on how effective Italy's constraints are.

Don't go to Europe as things are going to get bad there before they get better. UK is in a bit better shape but then again, the NHS and they are going to have to kill travel to the ME, especially Iran, and Pakistan.

Posted by: grumpy whig at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (EUDB2)

354 I despise the Dems/MSM more than ever.

I will never, ever forgive them.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (wiXsO)


This. It's a good thing my "proud socialist" sister isn't speaking to me.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (ptqGC)

355 Just curious, is tomorrow a good day to pump another $5k or so into my Vanguard funds?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (G51Gf)

Sounds good to me, but remember that when you buy mutual funds (at least thru Fidelity), the order isn't placed until the end of the day. So if there's a big bump during the day, you'll buy at a higher price than in the morning. Individual stocks you can buy on the market immediately though.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (YxML+)

356 In fact...Musk has got to be freaking out. A world awash in cheap oil he never figured on. He thought gasoline prices alone would make people want his solar cells and electric cars. Trouble is that tech is really expensive unless you do it yourself in your garage. meanwhile the gasoline tech is soaked into the economic landscape. Gas with Failfornia HIGH Taxes is dipping into the hugh two bucks now. Electric prices are at all time highs though.

Posted by: torabora at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (Y274z)

357 Don't think I'd want Gates or Musk anywhere near a Manhattan Project. No apparent reason to use them.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:49 PM (El6T/)

358 vmom, yes they are the crap toilets (no pun intended) that the government forced us to install.

Tubal.. no we have a sewer system.. although old as hell and the city keeps promising to update neighborhoods but hasn't happened here yet.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:49 PM (dUJdY)

359 No sports, no theater, no parades, no: anything.

It's gonna be an interesting few months.

Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! At March 12, 2020 04:11 PM (ZLI7S)



Plenty of range time then.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 12, 2020 04:49 PM (KzvQU)

360 I'm a Quilted Northern man myself. But I don't mind a Charmin every now and then for variety.

All unscented, of course. I ain't no homo.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2020 04:49 PM (xfb67)

361 337 313
I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.
Posted by: Mr. Scott

=======

Just curious, is tomorrow a good day to pump another $5k or so into my Vanguard funds?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (G51Gf)

Pretty much no one can predict very short term price movements. Equity indexes are cheap now and will likely recover with the panic fading. Whether it is better to buy tomorrow or in one week and so on is anyone's guess.
Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 04:46 PM (Zm+LZ)

...

Hearsay, but our COO said his financial adviser said not to expect any real rebound until after the quarter closes.

I did not really follow the reasoning why.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (yL25O)

362 Democrats are wallowing in this...like the filthy pigs they are.

Posted by: creeper at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (XxJt1)

363 What about college football spring practices has that been canceled too?

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (wiXsO)

364 So I know we're not supposed to touch our faces but I keep touching my face.

Posted by: Augustine at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (BDZWU)

365 For those who thought my comment about Hug a Chinese Day was bullshit:
https://tinyurl.com/sc7j25l

Posted by: CN at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (ONvIw)

366 Eh, I'm not sure what to think.

I know some are predicting the market keeps going down. I guess it is likely.

But I'm invested in a broad range of stocks across all the sectors, all of them with strong earnings who are still making things that people are buying.

Common sense is telling me that just like the panicked over reaction to this virus, that the predictions for long term economic collapse are also over reactions.

In two week either half the country is dead from this pandemic, or things are back to normal and suddenly everyone realizes that nothing really happened, we just had a long freak out that really had no impact.

My retirement plan was focused on 7 years from now, not much I can do about it now. I still own a lot of shares of some excellent companies. I don't think they are going out of business or going to stop making money.

Hell, about 10% of my portfolio is in my own company. We are down about $60 per share. But we have over a billion cash on hand, an orders backlog we can barely fill, more work that we can find employees for, and prior to this the analysts were saying we are 24% under valued.

I think I'm going to spend some time playing video games and wait for normality to return.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (WafOK)

367 lol YD.. Walmart sells it. I have gotten used to it, so I don't really care.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (dUJdY)

368 Decided to hit Walmart after markets closed.

The herd has awakened, and is on the move.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (LnhNX)

369 The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monsters_Are_Due_on_Maple_Street

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (KNsKs)

370 I fully expect the DOW to dip below 20,000 tomorrow.


Posted by: Mr. Scott

//
And the Dems will be silently cheering.

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (qlTN9)

371 The flu-bonic plague is going to kill the WHOLE country


***runs around with hair on fire***

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (a4qVe)

372 Nobody won the NCAA championship. I'd be pissed off as a player. Why can't they play in empty arenas stream for TV? Most of the country will be indoors by next week. I bet our planes are soaked in SARS. This is the only explanation.

Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (5d01U)

373
Anyone who's ever served in the military knows 1-ply.
Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (RU4sa)
************
What is this '1-ply' you speak of?

Posted by: San Francisco Homeless Junkie at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (Y274z)

374 363 At least a couple schools cancelled spring games I believe.They all wil.

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (KNsKs)

375 sperm has gone thin

*flexes glutes*

Posted by: Andi! at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (ykYG2)

376 Husband just got back from shopping-our neighbor's dad had a stroke and we are making them dinner. At Aldi, he was walking by the paper goods aisle, and some guy was yelling "The government failed us! There's no toilet paper!"

Husband said, "The government has nothing to do with the supply chain for household products."

Dude: "YES THEY DO !!111!! IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE TOILET PAPER!!!11!!!"

Husband: "Have a blessed day."

Posted by: Moki at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (mFoNl)

377 Okay I'm the only one freaked out by the screen cap of that guy looking like our 80's surgeon general. But I'm telling you he's a ringer.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (yL25O)

378 I have learned to hate Dems with the heat of a thousand yams.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (76R49)

379 Believe a CDC guy, applying the usual flu models (probably comparable, close enough) said a while back that cases would probably peak in April, then fade quickly. The current extreme measures will probably push the numbers down a bit from the normal, and also the numbers for flu, too. So we may well emerge in May with a significantly lower total death toll from flu + corona than we had last year from flu alone.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (El6T/)

380 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse. Anybody that bought a house last 5 years or so will be underwater.

Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (MxEKc)

381 Hell, about 10% of my portfolio is in my own company. We are down about $60 per share. But we have over a billion cash on hand, an orders backlog we can barely fill, more work that we can find employees for, and prior to this the analysts were saying we are 24% under valued.

-

So, about those letters...

Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten by a radioactive ampersand at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (41rs/)

382 So I know we're not supposed to touch our faces but I keep touching my face.
Posted by: Augustine


If you've washed your hands with soap and water, and you haven't touched anything, you CAN touch your face.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (CigxG)

383 Anyone who's ever served in the military knows 1-ply.
Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 04:48 PM (RU4sa)
************


And you learned to keep your fingernails short.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (axyOa)

384 Exxon stock closed today at 37 and change - it hasn't been that low in over 20 years. It was at 70 just 10 weeks ago.

This is utterly astounding. I am rather amazed, and trying to ignore the fact that the industry I work in is vaporizing under my feet.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (Kpl3J)

385 "Hearsay, but our COO said his financial adviser said not to expect any real rebound until after the quarter closes.

I did not really follow the reasoning why."

Probably because that is when earnings are reported. If a company is still making money, but their stock took a beating for not reason but panic. That is the time to buy.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (WafOK)

386 if any of you guys are the anxious type and worried about you or a family member being susceptible to the pneumonia stage of COVID19, consider getting a finger tip pulse oximeter.

I think it's just around $20 online and it's an easy way to check on oxygen saturation for most adults (but NOT for people with poor circulation or anemia)

Along with a thermometer, a useful item for the first aid kit

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (G546f)

387 My MiL has a load of money and is super stingy. She has Scott TP in her bathrooms.

I've learned to bring my own Charmin to her house.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2020 04:47 PM (ptqGC)

Stocking only Scotts TP is how I got my daughters to move out on their own after graduation.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (q1Pj5)

388 This is an exponential curve.

I say again: look at the logistics equation.

Here's a good intro:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovJcsL7vyrk

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (YqDXo)

389 382 So I know we're not supposed to touch our faces but I keep touching my face.
Posted by: Augustine


If you've washed your hands with soap and water, and you haven't touched anything, you CAN touch your face.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (CigxG)
===

Damn. Well that's it for me I guess.

Posted by: Augustine at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (BDZWU)

390 Hell, about 10% of my portfolio is in my own company. We are down about $60 per share. But we have over a billion cash on hand, an orders backlog we can barely fill, more work that we can find employees for, and prior to this the analysts were saying we are 24% under valued.

I think I'm going to spend some time playing video games and wait for normality to return.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (WafOK)

...

You missed the part where you gave us the name of the stock.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (yL25O)

391 361, By mid April, it will be warm enough in enough US locations to tell if COV19 is following the typical flu seasonal patterns with a declining growth rate.

Posted by: grumpy whig at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (EUDB2)

392 can he just shoot
monkey blood in her mouth to save her?



Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (r+sAi)


That's not monkey blood.

Posted by: Peter North, smoking a cigarette at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (ufFY8)

393 I really do think that Italy and China, 2 nations with real resources, screwed everyone. They either would not or did not recognize a problem.

The corporate media, of course, is dumping gasoline on it, but those two nations are reprehensible in this situation.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (JRaU+)

394 If nothing else, I fervently hope that the events of recent years has nailed shut the coffin on that odious word "Bipartisan".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (FOGOI)

395
OK, here it is, 96 rolls of 1-ply for $76.88 from Bob Barker.

The Price is Right!

https://tinyurl.com/sthajxn

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (AzW6q)

396 Tom - I'm not about to sell a single share of my Exxon.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (WafOK)

397 367 lol YD.. Walmart sells it. I have gotten used to it, so I don't really care.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (dUJdY)


You grab a whole handful of the stuff, dontcha??

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (bCLt0)

398 You missed the part where you gave us the name of the stock.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (yL25O)


This. Taps watch. Waits patiently. Kind of.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (b0PgQ)

399 There is no first amendment right to yell "Fire" in a crowded building. That is EXACTLY what the media is doing.

There is a Prohibition against yelling "Wolf" in a crowded building.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (uYQjf)

400

Knew someone in the AR 15 community would do this.

https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-angryjoe-14-ar-14- stripped-lower-receiver-preorder-item-8-10-weeks-delivery.html

Posted by: Agitator at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (/6g9s)

401 For those who thought my comment about Hug a Chinese Day was bullshit
=====

Houlihan's Special of the day March 17, 2020

Bat Soup

Fcuk you China

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (C6xeQ)

402 A caller on Rush mentioned that during 9/11 they halted the stock exchange for a few weeks because obviously it would have cratered beyond repair. Can we do that with a pandemic?

Posted by: LizLem at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (hvf9s)

403 385 "Hearsay, but our COO said his financial adviser said not to expect any real rebound until after the quarter closes.

I did not really follow the reasoning why."

Probably because that is when earnings are reported. If a company is still making money, but their stock took a beating for not reason but panic. That is the time to buy.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (WafOK)

...

So no one is confident enough to buy ahead of the actual earnings being reported.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (yL25O)

404 380 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse. Anybody that bought a house last 5 years or so will be underwater.
Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (MxEKc)

I disagree on that, because real assets in the US will be one of the few places that look secure enough for capital to flow into.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (Kpl3J)

405
Only the initial phase of an epidemic is exponential, when the number of infected and recovered is vanishingly small fraction of the total population.

Once it becomes significant it slows down.

Here's Wiki's elementary page on the infectious disease modes, sets of differential equations, the simplest of which being the SIR model:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Compartmental_models_in_epidemiology

While there is no general analytic solution to these, numerical plots can be done and you can see the curves.

Basically, it's an initial exponential, then slows down, peaks, and declines.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (rCwaK)

406
You know what's going to get us through this, keep us safe and discover a vaccine? MBAs and HR departments.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (7rVsF)

407 Musk has got to be freaking out. A world awash in cheap oil he never figured on.

All "green" power proposals assume a "Limits To Growth" world, where the price of oil will go to $250 in a few years.

None of these projects remotely pencil out if oil and natural gas remain cheap.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (I2/tG)

408 If you haven't sold any stock then you haven't lost any money.

This too shall pass.

Posted by: JackStraw Enjoy the Go! at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (ZLI7S)

409 78 I have learned to hate Dems with the heat of a thousand yams.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 12, 2020 04:52 PM (76R49)


Well, you know where they can stick those yams ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (YqDXo)

410 Newsflash: Dems complain about themselves, blame Trump.

Posted by: klaftern at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (RuIsu)

411 "You missed the part where you gave us the name of the stock."

L3Harris

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (WafOK)

412 Its weird, but I have no concern at all about the Wuhan Flu. (No elderly relatives left.) But I am very concerned about my life being disrupted by idiots for the next 2 weeks.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (YxML+)

413
You missed the part where you gave us the name of the stock.
===
Cups hand to ear . . .

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (C6xeQ)

414
Oh wait, nvmd. I read the product specs, and the Bob Barker stuff is 2-ply, these days.

So now, PRISONERS have it better than Jewells.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (AzW6q)

415 396 Tom - I'm not about to sell a single share of my Exxon.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (WafOK)

Yield is up to almost 9% now. That's crazy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (Kpl3J)

416 First! Read the content.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (dNzKv)

417 Keep on replacing what works with what feels good, Dems. And wonder why it only ever gets worse.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (q1Pj5)

418 And you learned to keep your fingernails short.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (axyOa)

---

lol, yep.

Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (RU4sa)

419 I bought a LOT of Apple after 9/11. I made a lot of money on that stock.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (bCLt0)

420 This panic buying is going to expand way beyond toilet paper and hand sanitizers soon.


Once everyone goes to the store and they see empty shelves there is going to be a general panic and people will start panic buying everything and the media is fanning the flames for this to happen on purpose.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (JUOKG)

421 Employer sending all of us home next week. Yeesh. I have lived 1.89655 * 29 years on this orb and I've never seen anything like this.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (RD7QR)

422 406 You know what's going to get us through this, keep us safe and discover a vaccine? MBAs and HR departments.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (7rVsF)


A vaccine based on Powerpoint? Or sexual harassment training?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (YqDXo)

423 So, has anyone pointed out that Theeeee Wick Rilson has said that all PDT voters should get infected?

Posted by: Allie at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (Jad4y)

424 A caller on Rush mentioned that during 9/11 they halted the stock exchange for a few weeks because obviously it would have cratered beyond repair. Can we do that with a pandemic?
Posted by: LizLem at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (hvf9s)

Well on 9/11 there were also logisitical problems with access to wall street

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (PUnue)

425 Lib neighbor was just saying, "your guy better start taking this seriously."

I said, "he's done everything, why are you parroting joy behar?"

He didn't really like that.

Posted by: dagny at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (nRWPy)

426 How can we possibly keep future democrap voters from entering our country and receiving entitlements? That's just mean. Naahh, keep em out. And kick out the ones already here.

Posted by: Eromero at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (XhWtx)

427 Poor Jewells. Has to use thin sandpaper for her tush.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (b0PgQ)

428 >>can he just shoot
monkey blood in her mouth to save her?



Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2020 04:43 PM (r+sAi)


That's not monkey blood.

No, it's spunky blood.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (dmYb7)

429 I did not really follow the reasoning why.
A couple of things. First quarter is only a few weeks away. Most companies report quarterly and the market will start to react to each company profits instead of as a market. Secondly they will also will react to each companies statements of what they think the impact will be.
And finally wall street companies report quarterly too, so if they have profits now they are probably locking them in.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (r+sAi)

430 You grab a whole handful of the stuff, dontcha??

lol.. pretty much!

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (dUJdY)

431 Getting notifications from KTLA that Disneyland is going to close for the rest of month, end of the World

Posted by: Summer of Love at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (0MAH+)

432 >>> I think I'm going to spend some time playing video games and wait for normality to return.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:50 PM (WafOK)
You missed the part where you gave us the name of the stock. Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2020 04:54 PM (yL25O)

And more importantly, if there are openings for out-of-work, valuable members of the Horde...

Posted by: LizLem at March 12, 2020 04:57 PM (hvf9s)

433 Just nibbled on Exxon recently, might do some more. An 8% yield is like a CD in 1982, and oil, Exxon, and the oil-based world economy ain't goin' anywhere.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (El6T/)

434 The virus has a virus - the MFM

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (k/TB6)

435 Air strikes on oil facilities in Saudi would get prices up nicely. You can have an oil war or a war war.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (DY3v8)

436 I'll admit it. Sometimes these fuckers have me wishing the shooting would start.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (sWM8x)

437 421 Employer sending all of us home next week. Yeesh. I have lived 1.89655 * 29 years on this orb and I've never seen anything like this.


it's A Very Boomer Panic

(and older than boomers, of course)

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (j9HX3)

438 380 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse. Anybody that bought a house last 5 years or so will be underwater.
Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (MxEKc)

Gee, thanks.

Posted by: creeper at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (XxJt1)

439
A caller on Rush mentioned that during 9/11 they halted the stock
exchange for a few weeks because obviously it would have cratered beyond
repair. Can we do that with a pandemic?



Posted by: LizLem at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (hvf9s)

Just claim someone on Wall Street has tested positive and shut it down for 2 to 3 weeks.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (aPvIU)

440 "I disagree on that, because real assets in the US
will be one of the few places that look secure enough for capital to
flow into.



Posted by: Tom Servo"

Perhaps. But if people stop buying houses because of fear or job loss, prices will have to go down. Maybe not as dramatically as 2007-08 but given the rise past few years I would expect at least 20% drop.

Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (MxEKc)

441 Soooeee! Go Arkansas! One poor bastard in Pine Bluff has a case of the CV, and the Barling Dollar General is out of toilet paper.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (C1Lsn)

442 Thanks Dave in Fla. Looks interesting.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (YxML+)

443 Does Trump play the fiddle? He's like our Nero.

Posted by: No at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (yMqUZ)

444 Anyone who's ever served in the military knows 1-ply.
Posted by: SMH


Don't know why they ever packaged tp in MREs. After a couple, you weren't shitting.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (CigxG)

445 I'm printing up flyers for the neighborhood to see if anyone wants to join my new roving band of marauders.

Dress code is minimal. Some leather required.

Toilet paper squares will be distributed evenly to each member.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (b0PgQ)

446
Here's a plot from the SIR page of a typical solution form to the SIR equations:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yx3m7pdn

Blue curve is the number of susceptible, green is number of infected, and red is recovered.

Note the form of the green curve. Only the very initial phase is exponential. It peaks, then declines back to zero. That is the typical form of an epidemic.

Of course, that's just a very basic model. Real world epidemics are much more complex, but that gives you the basic behavior.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (rCwaK)

447 "So no one is confident enough to buy ahead of the actual earnings being reported."

I think at this point people aren't sure if companies have fundamental loses or not. For instance, Lockheed took a beating today. Why? Is something they are doing putting them at risk, like some major venture in Europe, or is it just this dumb panicked market. Earnings are real data to make decisions on.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (WafOK)

448 Ever notice all cock suckers have 2 letter names

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (PUnue)

449 All "green" power proposals assume a "Limits To Growth" world, where the price of oil will go to $250 in a few years.

None of these projects remotely pencil out if oil and natural gas remain cheap.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 12, 2020 04:55 PM (I2/tG)

I will always remember an economist I knew well back in the early 80's, he told me that he always laughed at "official" oil price projections. He pointed out that all projections show this nice, straight sloping line going up into the future - except if you pull up a chart of the entire 20th century, you will see that on about a 20 cycle oil prices shoot up, then they level, then they completely collapse for a few years, then they creep up, then they spike, then they collapse, over and over again.

So now we'be back to the Total Collapse part of the cycle. Well, i lived through it once before, in 1986. At least Texas is a bit more diversified now than it was then. Every State based bank in Texas went bankrupt in 1986 - there used to be a lot of them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (Kpl3J)

450 And now the other retard is here

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (KNsKs)

451 Just told my 16 year old son to stop hugging girl "friends" at the end of the school day.

He looked stricken.

Unfortunately, I know why.

Posted by: dagny at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (nRWPy)

452 441 Soooeee! Go Arkansas! One poor bastard in Pine Bluff has a case of the CV, and the Barling Dollar General is out of toilet paper.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

That's it. I'm calling "The CV" from now on. Like "The Diebeetus" but communicable.

Posted by: Moki at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (mFoNl)

453 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse. Anybody that bought a house last 5 years or so will be underwater.
Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (MxEKc)
+++++++++++++
Maybe. But interest rates are so low that there is a lot of buying power.

But I *really* hope not. I bought my parents their retirement house and if their old house doesn't fetch enough to pay off the old mortgage and pay me back, then I take it in the shorts. This is unlikely (they had a *lot* of equity), but boy will that put a damper on my plans for the next several years.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (I2dne)

454 Just claim someone on Wall Street has tested positive and shut it down for 2 to 3 weeks.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (aPvIU)


Several have it. Someone in Purchase NY too, Craig Cogut, perhaps?

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (YxML+)

455 Don't know why they ever packaged tp in MREs. After a couple, you weren't shitting.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (CigxG)

Jerking off

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (PUnue)

456 You know what's going to get us through this, keep us safe and discover a vaccine? MBAs and HR departments.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March


I teach at a business school at a local university. I just bought a lab coat to wear around campus. Everyone thinks I'm immune now.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (axyOa)

457 They want to keep you poor, stupid, and unsure of yourself.

Don't let them.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (w2QL7)

458 you know,

shutting the colleges down isn't necessarily a bad thing. Hell, shutting the schools down and going to online learning isn't too bad either. Indoctrination becomes that much more difficult to hide.

professional sports can die.

I'm going to go for a walk when I get home from work today

it will be good for the soul.

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (d7Ww2)

459 451 Just told my 16 year old son to stop hugging girl "friends" at the end of the school day.

He looked stricken.

Unfortunately, I know why.
Posted by: dagny at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (nRWPy)

Bets on his compliance??

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (bCLt0)

460 We need to flatten the curve.https://tinyurl.com/wpeahcg

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (qlTN9)

461 Posted by: Moron Robbie was bitten
And the name of this company is?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (r+sAi)

462 Nobody won the NCAA championship. I'd be pissed off as a player. Why can't they play in empty arenas stream for TV? Most of the country will be indoors by next week. I bet our planes are soaked in SARS. This is the only explanation.
Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (5d01U)
*********
Will there still be coach firings? Someone at my alma mater in Austin, insert name here S_____ S____ needs to be.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (wiXsO)

463 Don't know why they ever packaged tp in MREs. After a couple, you weren't shitting.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (CigxG)

---

IKR?

Unless you came down with the Kuwaiti Krud, in which case it's never enough.

Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (RU4sa)

464 Everything will be fine until the internet goes down.

That's when people will freak the hell out and the shooting starts.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (b0PgQ)

465 And I'm sure, Dr. No, you have better suggestions of what to do, being a Dr. and all-before you fell into the vat of nuclear waste, I mean.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (WI7YS)

466 >>> Just claim someone on Wall Street has tested positive and shut it down for 2 to 3 weeks.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (aPvIU)

Seriously! Just found out my sister in NYC's place of work is closed the rest of the month. The whole theatre district is going dark till April. She is going to have to go on unemployment till this sorts itself out.

Well now she'll have time to write that novel she keeps not finding time to do... silver linings?

Posted by: LizLem at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (hvf9s)

467 453 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse. Anybody that bought a house last 5 years or so will be underwater.
Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:53 PM (MxEKc)
+++++++++++++
Maybe. But interest rates are so low that there is a lot of buying power.

But I *really* hope not. I bought my parents their retirement house and if their old house doesn't fetch enough to pay off the old mortgage and pay me back, then I take it in the shorts. This is unlikely (they had a *lot* of equity), but boy will that put a damper on my plans for the next several years.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (I2dne)

Housing market was already beginning to deteriorate. If it does end up going to pieces for a bit you might be better off renting it out and selling it after the recovery.

Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (Zm+LZ)

468
All "green" power proposals assume a "Limits To Growth" world, where the price of oil will go to $250 in a few years.



Fracking made that impossible. Too much recoverable oil well below that price point.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (oVJmc)

469 This panic buying is going to expand way beyond toilet paper and hand sanitizers soon.


Once
everyone goes to the store and they see empty shelves there is going to
be a general panic and people will start panic buying everything and
the media is fanning the flames for this to happen on purpose.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 04:56 PM (JUOKG)


Yes, they are creating a true hysteria to tank the economy to get rid of Trump. It's criminal to stoke this much fear over this.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2020 05:02 PM (aPvIU)

470
the Democrats still all-in on open borders somehow?? I can't believe they haven't backed off of that.

Posted by: Joe Biden's campaign manager

=======

I'm amazed they haven't found a better spin on open borders -- or just gone all-in on total denial. "We never called for open borders. We merely said that national boundaries should not be closed."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 05:02 PM (G51Gf)

471 Anyone who's ever served in the military knows 1-ply.

Posted by: SMH





Don't know why they ever packaged tp in MREs. After a couple, you weren't shitting.


Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM

---

C rations were worse. A couple of those things and you were blocked up for weeks.


But we did get cigarettes and chicletts gum in them.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 05:02 PM (JUOKG)

472 Employer sending all of us home next week. Yeesh. I have lived 1.89655 * 29 years on this orb and I've never seen anything like this.


it's A Very Boomer Panic

(and older than boomers, of course)
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!



This Boomer isn't panicking. Why? To borrow from farmers insurance, I've seen a thing or two.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 05:02 PM (CigxG)

473
Yes, "flattening the curve" are measures to squash and spread out that green curve in the basic SIR solution.

This limits the maximum infected at any time, and spreads it out over a greater time period.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 12, 2020 05:02 PM (rCwaK)

474 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse.

don't worry, I hear Farmer Mike is gonna bail us all out

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 05:02 PM (PUnue)

475 Housing market was already beginning to deteriorate. If it does end up going to pieces for a bit you might be better off renting it out and selling it after the recovery.
Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (Zm+LZ)
++++++++++++++
I'm a renter. If that happens, I'll move there and occupy a giant-ass house with three rooms' worth of furniture.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2020 05:03 PM (I2dne)

476 While a vaccine is being developed...and will take some time, next year...there are likely some effective drugs that can mitigate if not defeat the coronavirus out there. They are antivirals developed in the fight against AIDS and I BETCHA they will work. Those drugs will be on the front line in just a few months.

The drug involves getting zinc into the cells where the virus is replicating. Zinc stops replication cold.

Posted by: torabora at March 12, 2020 05:03 PM (Y274z)

477 Jesus as if I needed more crap news. We are going to put our house on the market this summer.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 05:03 PM (dUJdY)

478 Perhaps. But if people stop buying houses because of fear or job loss, prices will have to go down. Maybe not as dramatically as 2007-08 but given the rise past few years I would expect at least 20% drop.
Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 04:58 PM (MxEKc)

I think stagnation is more likely. Stagnation can go on for quite some time. Price drops only happen when a large number of people are forced to sell, and I don't see that pressure coming yet. In 2008 the junk mortgage problem had put a lot of people into houses who could not afford the monthly payments, and they had to liquidate.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 05:04 PM (Kpl3J)

479 Yes, they are creating a true hysteria to tank the economy to get rid of Trump. It's criminal to stoke this much fear over this.
=======
Its all part of the plan.

Posted by: Global Hegemony of Evil at March 12, 2020 05:04 PM (M0/tJ)

480 I wonder who had "Tournament Cancelled" in the March Madness pool?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 05:04 PM (PUnue)

481 I bought a LOT of Apple after 9/11. I made a lot of money on that stock.

Not for any reason related to 9/11, but I did the same. I was able to retire on those purchases. I recently checked to see how much it would have been worth had i not retired. Two million. And I have no regrets at all. Moving to Texas, being completely responsible for my own time, has been amazing,

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 12, 2020 05:04 PM (O68TN)

482 I don't care if the market goes to zero. I ain't voting for any democrat ever.

I'm certain many people are already locked in as well.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 05:05 PM (b0PgQ)

483 Just told my 16 year old son to stop hugging girl "friends" at the end of the school day.

He looked stricken.

Unfortunately, I know why.
Posted by: dagny


Bets on his compliance??
Posted by: tubal


Tell him if he gets the coronavirus, his dick will fall off.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2020 05:05 PM (CigxG)

484 Ace is like the personal kiss of death to the stock market.

Still laughing about his post the other day about how it went up. LMFAO

Posted by: Ace is an idiot at March 12, 2020 05:05 PM (sypxv)

485
Jewll
But Jackson Co. says your house is worth twice what you could sell it for!

Posted by: MarkY at March 12, 2020 05:05 PM (i022r)

486 Yes, publius. Many people died in China because they all got sick at the same time and hospitals did not have beds for them.
What's a Sir solution?

Posted by: PJ at March 12, 2020 05:05 PM (qlTN9)

487 Even FOX is all in on the hysteria.

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

488 318
Use 1 ply tp. Learn to get in touch with yourself.

when i think about you use one-ply i touch myself?

Posted by: DiVinyls at March 12, 2020 05:05 PM (sGtp+)

489 This has been a good teaching moment for my kids. They look at the panic and wonder why everyone is panicking for supplies and things. I drive home the idea that if you're caught unprepared when something like this happens, it's very difficult to get basic supplies. You rely on luck.

I think they are getting it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (w2QL7)

490 462 Nobody won the NCAA championship. I'd be pissed off as a player. Why can't they play in empty arenas stream for TV? Most of the country will be indoors by next week. I bet our planes are soaked in SARS. This is the only explanation.
Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (5d01U)
*********
Will there still be coach firings? Someone at my alma mater in Austin, insert name here S_____ S____ needs to be.
Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM (wiXsO)

It was a conspiracy against Baylor! This was Baylor's year to be national champ!!!

or maybe Kansas. Again.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)

491 448 Ever notice all cock suckers have 2 letter names
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (PUnue)

types, deletes

Posted by: CN at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (ONvIw)

492 Even Fox?Imagine if Shep was still there LOL

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (KNsKs)

493 At least Texas is a bit more diversified now than it was then. Every State based bank in Texas went bankrupt in 1986 - there used to be a lot of them.

You are talking about the Savings & Loan industry which thrived on the 3-6-3 Plan (pay passbook savings 3%, lend at 6%, leave office at 3PM). GHW Bush kiilled that industry quick when the interests rates went stupid and the RTC started shutting down everything.

I'm waiting for the Texas Education Cartel to tap the Rainy Day Fund when the oil severance payments dry up and then demand Texas adopt an income tax.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (uYQjf)

494 Housing market was already beginning to deteriorate.
If it does end up going to pieces for a bit you might be better off
renting it out and selling it after the recovery.


Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 05:01 PM

---

Possibly in some areas, but overall the housing market in the US was up by 3.8% last year and looks to be on track for the same increase this year*.

*Barring a complete meltdown like we saw in 2008.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (JUOKG)

495 FUCK THE DEMOCRATS WITH A RUSTY BARBED WIRE VIRUS LADEN MOLTEN PINEAPPLE IN THE ASS SIDEWAYS.



Posted by: USNtakim


Somewhere between WIRE and MOLTEN, SIDEWAYS doesn't really matter anymore but we do appreciate the old favorites around here.

Posted by: DaveA at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (FhXTo)

496 Check out the long term real-dollar price of oil. Amazing. Factor in the incredible story of how that resource was developed and transported, since the beginnings of the global oil market at the start of the 20th century. Even with the theft and interference of governments the world over since the beginning, it's a story that rivals any in human history for heroic achievements and innovations, all of them ..... providing one of *the* key bases for the incredible prosperity, freedom, and opportunity that is the modern world economy.

But the collapse of scientific and economic literacy and their substitution with lysenkoist airhead authoritarian paganism means most people have not a clue about any of it.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (El6T/)

497 487 Even FOX is all in on the hysteria.


We need to have a National Conversation about Shutting Down The Media.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (oVJmc)

498
477 Jesus as if I needed more crap news. We are going to put our house on the market this summer.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2020 05:03 PM (dUJdY)

Just don't, is my advice, Jewells. People are gonna be skittish for a couple of years, IMO. Unless you are in that " who cares about money" bracket, the price you get will be lower than normal. Again, IMO.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (bCLt0)

499 "No" is way ahead of us. He's been socially distancing himself for years. Unless the virus strikes in his mom's basement, he's good.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (YqDXo)

500 Looooots of goat-felching trolls these days.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (RD7QR)

501 OT:

Mossad, the spy agency of elite assassins with a sense of humor.

P.S. I'm pretty sure it's also racist.

https://bit.ly/39NzW3Z

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (+y/Ru)

502 How come the troll population has risen so rapidly?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (jLTrQ)

503 474
hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse.

then sprinkler systems.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (sGtp+)

504 502 How come the troll population has risen so rapidly?


maybe they're college students

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (j9HX3)

505 Even FOX is all in on the hysteria
======
All media has only one concern.

Ratings.

Everything is the most crucial thing ever.

Until the next crucial thing ever.

Which follows immediately on the heels of the last crucial thing.

You simply can't afford not to watch!!!!!

Get it?

Posted by: Global Hegemony of Evil at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (akXrM)

506 "No" is way ahead of us. He's been socially distancing himself for years.

--

He has that kind of personality.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (w2QL7)

507 Fox has been all in on Never Trump lately too, coincidence?

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (ZCEU2)

508 Nobody won the NCAA championship. I'd be pissed off as a player. Why can't they play in empty arenas stream for TV? Most of the country will be indoors by next week. I bet our planes are soaked in SARS. This is the only explanation.
Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (5d01U)
*********


Washington State beat Colorado in the PAC12 conference playoffs. It was the last game played in America. Therefore WSU wins the national championship.
Go Cougs!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (axyOa)

509 Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (El6T/)

Rhomboid, how are you weathering the Drought, Day One?

(It's pouring cats and dogs here, and forecast to do so through next week.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (YqDXo)

510 Who left the screen door open? The gloat trolls are fierce up in here.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (b0PgQ)

511 Don't panic! Don't panic!

Posted by: Corporal Jones at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (q1Pj5)

512 499 "No" is way ahead of us. He's been socially distancing himself for years. Unless the virus strikes in his mom's basement, he's good.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (YqDXo

Cheeto dust might help.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 12, 2020 05:08 PM (jLTrQ)

513 502 How come the troll population has risen so rapidly?
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (jLTrQ)

---

Maybe not feeding them would help?

Posted by: SMH at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (RU4sa)

514 Bernie Bros will still vote, will Biden Boofers show up?

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (JRaU+)

515
Hearsay, but our COO said his financial adviser said not to expect any real rebound until after the quarter closes.

I did not really follow the reasoning why.
Posted by: TexasDan

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I can wait. Seems like now is a good time to buy...anything.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (G51Gf)

516 hate to bring this up but if this keeps up another week or so, know what is coming? Hosing price collapse.

then sprinkler systems.
===
and then --- dear god no,

the bidets !

Posted by: Global Hegemony of Evil at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (pwOQ+)

517 CN, that comment doesn't include you honey.

Hi WitchDoktor. ***** big silly waves****
Hope things are going well for you!!!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (a4qVe)

518 Dem county I live in has been jacking up the property taxes like crazy since prices started going back up. If prices collapse they will be forced to lower again. I can hear them whining already about the children and dedicated educators. Screw them and their crappy schools and illegals and oppression studies. They can thank their Dem masterminds for this disaster.

Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (MxEKc)

519 504 502 How come the troll population has risen so rapidly?

maybe they're college students
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (j9HX3)


Not enough solecisms for that. Probably Russian bots. /kidding

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:09 PM (YqDXo)

520 How come the troll population has risen so rapidly?
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 12, 2020 05:07 PM (jLTrQ)

All the unemployed brainiacs from the NBA?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (miJU3)

521 ***silly waves back!***

Cherie! How've you been?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (w2QL7)

522 Ever notice all cock suckers have 2 letter names
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 04:59 PM (PUnue)

types, deletes
Posted by: CN at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (ONvIw)

I did not say all 2 letter nicks are cock suckers. LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (PUnue)

523 Dem county I live in has been jacking up the property taxes like crazy since prices started going back up. If prices collapse they will be forced to lower again.

California politicians laugh at the concept of lowering property taxes. An asteroid hit wouldn't convince them to do that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (YqDXo)

524 Might be a good time to invest in Spam, Dinty Moore and Chef Boy ar dee.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (JUOKG)

525 Can't wait until summer, when Trump will be blamed for a slow response to sun burns.

Where do you think his orange color comes from, its rich man artificial tanning.

Posted by: An Observation at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (jCDa9)

526 I'm certain many people are already locked in as well.

That was the point and purpose of 401ks to lock money into the market and disconnect the rightful owner of that money any control over it.

Only the banksters and government can mess with it.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (uYQjf)

527 Just looked in on F-1, McLaren is pulling out of the race, waiting for confirmation one way or the other.

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 05:11 PM (ZCEU2)

528 Sup, y'all?

Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:11 PM (MVjcR)

529 Does anyone know where I can get a black leather hockey goalie mask like the one in Mad Max?

Also, a nice cow plow that would fit a European sports sedan.

And a welding machine.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2020 05:11 PM (b0PgQ)

530 I'm certain many people are already locked in as well.

That was the point and purpose of 401ks to lock money into the market and disconnect the rightful owner of that money any control over it.

======
So very many chains heaped upon you.

So many, you hardly notice a new one.

Posted by: Global Hegemony of Evil at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (pwOQ+)

531 526 I'm certain many people are already locked in as well.

That was the point and purpose of 401ks to lock money into the market and disconnect the rightful owner of that money any control over it.

Only the banksters and government can mess with it.
Posted by: at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (uYQjf)

A 401k doesn't have to be in the market. Also whoever banksters are can't do anything with the money unless you invest it with them.

Posted by: Someguy at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (Zm+LZ)

532 I did not say all 2 letter nicks are cock suckers. LOL
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 12, 2020 05:10 PM (PUnue)

And here I thought it was my Abbraccia un Cinese link

Posted by: CN at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (ONvIw)

533 528 Sup, y'all?
Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:11 PM (MVjcR)


Weasel, not much, just another day in BarterTown.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (bCLt0)

534 The drug involves getting zinc into the cells where the virus is replicating. Zinc stops replication cold.
Posted by: torabora at March 12, 2020 05:03 PM (Y274z)


So get a tube of zinc oxide and rub really hard...

Posted by: Adriane the New Fangled Medical Ping Thingie Critic ... at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (LPnfS)

535 The thought occurs to hit Walmart at 3 AM, when the restocking is being done and while all the competition is asleep.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (oVJmc)

536 So get a tube of zinc oxide and rub really hard...
Posted by: Adriane the New Fangled Medical Ping Thingie Critic ... at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (LPnfS)

LOL. Not the supplements?

Posted by: CN at March 12, 2020 05:13 PM (ONvIw)

537 "In terms of potential deaths...the crisis we face is on a scale of a major war...we also have to face the truth and that is that the number of casualties may actually be even higher than what the armed forces experienced in World War II." -Bernie Sanders

-
It's gonna be like Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Auschwitz and D Day and the Battle of the Bulge and Barbarossa and Guadalcanal and Dresden all wrapped up in one and the most important thing is to not panic!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2020 05:13 PM (+y/Ru)

538 California politicians laugh at the concept of lowering property taxes. An asteroid hit wouldn't convince them to do that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Mine went down considerably with last collapse. I imagine this time they would have some emergency referendum known only too teachers and county employees to to raise the assessment rate.

Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 05:13 PM (MxEKc)

539 NOOD BRADLEY MANNING

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 12, 2020 05:13 PM (I2dne)

540 Not for any reason related to 9/11, but I did the same. I was able to retire on those purchases. I recently checked to see how much it would have been worth had i not retired. Two million. And I have no regrets at all. Moving to Texas, being completely responsible for my own time, has been amazing,
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at March 12, 2020 05:04 PM (O68TN)

Congrats! That's awesome.

Posted by: Mainah at March 12, 2020 05:13 PM (/X580)

541 A "power washer" for your butt? Seems a bit much.

Don't get the one recommended by Tim Allen.

Posted by: DaveA at March 12, 2020 05:13 PM (FhXTo)

542 So get a tube of zinc oxide and rub really hard...
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what if I put the zinc oxide on the inside of my nose?

Posted by: a curious Joe Biden at March 12, 2020 05:14 PM (1zPzi)

543 Sooner or later, you have hoarded enough toilet paper- Shit Midas.

Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 05:14 PM (bCLt0)

544 Every time the Dems whine about scarcity of test kits and difficulty in getting tested I about lose my religion.
They are the ones who put a third party in-between the FDA and CDC to
regulate who could make, distribute, or order tests of virulent
cotangents. The scarcity of test kits and difficulty in getting tested
is DIRECTLY DUE to DEMOCRATS and their over regulation.
But they blame 'orange man bad'.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at March 12, 2020 05:14 PM (P+Ru9)

545 WitchDoktor, I've been doing good!! Just got back from 8 days in Aruba, before everything went off it's rails. Outstanding trip! Highly recommend for a relaxing adults only trip.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 12, 2020 05:14 PM (a4qVe)

546 It was a conspiracy against Baylor! This was Baylor's year to be national champ!!!

or maybe Kansas. Again.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2020 05:06 PM (Kpl3J)
***********
I can imagine they're both pretty pissed.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (wiXsO)

547 I cannot, cannot over emphasize how much we need a president who belongs to the highest risk demographic for death due to Coronavirus-19: either with known cardiovascular OR neurodegenerative disease. Our country is imperiled, and only such a Chief Executive will have the empathy to die with the poorest and most debilitated of our citizens.

Posted by: A Compassionate Lifelong Conservative at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (CPk08)

548
533 528 Sup, y'all?
Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:11 PM (MVjcR)

Weasel, not much, just another day in BarterTown.
Posted by: tubal at March 12, 2020 05:12 PM (bCLt0)
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You guys figure out the Chinese virus yet? I mean, The Virus Formerly Known as the Chinese Virus?

Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (MVjcR)

549 Jay I'm hoping the forecast holds and the mud isn't too bad for the action rifle match on Sunday (east county). Gulls' game and El Centro airshow already cancelled (airshow could been double-kilt, health thing and now weather). Otherwise I think we've got to be below average, and waaaay behind last year, for rain.

Lots of reloading and reading and some DVDing in store (and if Caesar is here, will be watching The Ascent).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (El6T/)

550 451 Just told my 16 year old son to stop hugging girl "friends" at the end of the school day.

He looked stricken.

Unfortunately, I know why.
Posted by: dagny at March 12, 2020 05:00 PM (nRWPy)


Son to girlfriend(s): "Looks like this corona virus thing is really bad. We may not have long to live. We need to seize the time. So before we die ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (YqDXo)

551 Sup, y'all?
Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:11 PM (MVjcR)

Well, I am taking a beer break, after having successfully strung wire for another branch circuit, and tying it into an unused breaker on the service panel. The outlet into which this computer is plugged is now tied in directly to the panel, instead of fed by an extension cord plugged into another outlet. This entailed a fair amount of attic creeping.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (miJU3)

552 Can I hope Bradley Manning is mort?

Posted by: Skip at March 12, 2020 05:17 PM (ZCEU2)

553 549 Jay I'm hoping the forecast holds and the mud isn't too bad for the action rifle match on Sunday (east county). Gulls' game and El Centro airshow already cancelled (airshow could been double-kilt, health thing and now weather). Otherwise I think we've got to be below average, and waaaay behind last year, for rain.

Lots of reloading and reading and some DVDing in store (and if Caesar is here, will be watching The Ascent).
Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (El6T/)


Glad to hear it. Good thing we're not catching any of this rain, right? But if it rains enough, Newsom & Co. will want to raise taxes for flood control. If it doesn't, he'll want to raise taxes for the water shortage. And if it's in between, he'll want to raise taxes ... uh ... for the children. Yes, that's it! For the children!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:17 PM (YqDXo)

554 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2020 05:15 PM (miJU3)
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Sounds productive! I just took out the recycling.

Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:18 PM (MVjcR)

555 372 Nobody won the NCAA championship. I'd be pissed off as a player. Why can't they play in empty arenas stream for TV? .......
Posted by: Boom! at March 12, 2020 04:51 PM (5d01U)
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They ought to do that.
Complete cancellation is bad for all players and fans but it's especially nasty for teams like Dayton, Baylor, Gonzaga, etc. These are schools that have a decent chance of winning for the first time and may never have the chance again for ages.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 12, 2020 05:18 PM (M/9m0)

556 Rhomboid, a really good site for weather forecasts is Dark Sky (darksky.net). Lots of good info, and amazingly accurate forecasts, right down to the minute rain will start and stop (for whatever address you put in).

No idea how they do it, but it's impressive.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:19 PM (YqDXo)

557 The scarcity of test kits and difficulty in getting tested
is DIRECTLY DUE to DEMOCRATS and their over regulation
===
Also, there's a good discussion on medical testing a bayes theorem in the morning thread links.

Specificity and Sensitivity even at 99% which they aren't - doesn't make sense to test everybody. Test people who are symptomatic, and at risk yes. Basically we don't do stress tests on everyone for the same general reason. If you are symptomatic, or in a risk group yes. Not really screening test.

All screening is pretty ineffective but we limit that based on risk groups colonscopy over 50 unless you have family hx then 40.

The left knows this, but they also know it is hard to explain bayes theorem and have it make sense to the average human.

They're a bunch of dicks who have no interest in anything but their own power.

There will be blood, because they won't have it any other way.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2020 05:20 PM (bUmw0)

558

No idea how they do it, but it's impressive.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2020 05:19 PM (YqDXo)
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Agreed. I think they're using computers.

Posted by: Weasel at March 12, 2020 05:20 PM (MVjcR)

559 I'm not saying this is bullshit but it's bullshit.

Kurt Schlichter@KurtSchlichter
My 8-year old son asked "How can we hope to control this pandemic when Trump's xenophobic science denial is clearly to blame?"

I did not know how to answer and I am literally shaking.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2020 05:20 PM (+y/Ru)

560 OK, so we will have no TP, school, sports entertainment and for many no work. A least we will have cheap gas. Can't wait to see what the Dems do about that.

Posted by: Ripley at March 12, 2020 05:21 PM (MxEKc)

561 "21 Those congressional fucks are fucking fuckers."

Then is it time to fuck the fucking fuckers? Asking for Dick Marcinko...

Posted by: CtHillary, Dead but Dreaming... at March 12, 2020 05:22 PM (JXKKq)

562 Coudnt get any hand sanitizer in grocery store.
Went next door to liquor store and bought Everclear
180 proof should kill anything
and serve as a cough suppressant if needed

Posted by: McCool at March 12, 2020 05:30 PM (sZaoP)

563 I did not know how to answer and I am literally shaking.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2020 05:20 PM (+y/Ru)

Kurt can go hug a corona patient!

Posted by: CN at March 12, 2020 05:32 PM (ONvIw)

564 My favorite part of the memoryholed Forbes article about Biden's dementia was its subhead, "Does It Matter?"

This was going to be their fallback, to claim diminished mental capacity (which would be attributed to age and slowness) was no biggie. Apparently someone with enough juice thought that through and realized it wasn't such a great alternate defense.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at March 12, 2020 05:39 PM (puu6v)

565 353 263, This is an exponential curve. Expect the death rate to increase from anywhere to 5-10 percent a day during the next week or so. Death rate will roughly double at 8% avg in about nine days. We probably have from projections anywhere from 10-20k cases (officially less than 1500) and each of these will infect others so mebbe 40-50k cases by mid part of next week depending on R0 and seasonal variable as well as local measures to slow down transmission.

Europe is farther along the curve than we are (about 10k diagnosed) and have tightly constrained medical facilities. Expect maybe 50-100 k diagnosed cases by the end of the weekend depending on how effective Italy's constraints are.

Don't go to Europe as things are going to get bad there before they get better. UK is in a bit better shape but then again, the NHS and they are going to have to kill travel to the ME, especially Iran, and Pakistan.
Posted by: grumpy whig at March 12, 2020 04:48

Horseshit.

Posted by: Sooner at March 12, 2020 05:42 PM (E9+/Z)

566 565 Sooner,
How much do you know about math? Ever done any epidemiology or medical research studies? Biology? Your opinion is worth about what you put into it. Not much.

Posted by: grumpy whig at March 12, 2020 05:48 PM (EUDB2)

567 You just know this is going to back fire on the liberals again.

Posted by: demoncrat at March 12, 2020 06:41 PM (Fsk0q)

568 Louisiana Comic Con:LFT got cancelled. Hercules star and noted conservative Kevin Sorbo was to attend. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!

Posted by: Hurricane567 at March 12, 2020 06:45 PM (KTWWo)

569 Had demorats gotten their way and our borders were still completely open, how much worse would the epidemic be now ? and demorats want to blame President Trump for making the epidemic worse, even though President Trump has done a great deal to minimize the epidemics effects. As usual, what demorats are the most guilty of, they try to get out front and blame their opponents who are no guilty of the crimes demorats have engineered.

Chutzpah, they want Quid-Pro-Joe to be our next president regardless of being caught red handed. For Quid-pro-quo they blame President Trump for, for years, regardless of President Trump being innocent, and have demanded He step down.

Posted by: ron n. at March 12, 2020 07:04 PM (om5HK)

570 The Democrats have already caught the Stupidity Virus

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 13, 2020 06:47 PM (wGqjj)

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